Editor’s note: In-person events are subject to change. Please check before venturing out.
The ballet offers its third digital program of the season, this one highlighting works by choreographers Sir Peter Wright, Matthew Bourne, Dominic Walsh, Christopher Wheeldon and Sir Kenneth MacMillan, along with Peter Darrell’s one-act Othello. Sign up to watch at sarasotaballet.org.
Selby Gardens’ Lights in Bloom
Jan. 1 and 2
It’s your last chance to revel in the outdoor holiday spectacle that transforms Selby Gardens each year with more than 2 million lights amid all the greenery. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening; visit selby.org for tickets and more.
Asolo Rep: We Need a Little Christmas
Through Jan. 3
If you haven’t yet had your spirits raised by this outdoor holiday show being presented on the Asolo’s Terrace Stage, there’s still time. Five performers, backed by a small orchestra, deliver Broadway show tunes, a traditional carol or two, holiday standards with a twist, and some surprises, too. For tickets, head to asolorep.org.
First Day Hike and Scavenger Hunt
Start the New Year off right with a fun and free (with paid park entry) hike and hunt at Oscar Scherer State Park. The self-guided walk comes with your choice of two hunts, one short and one more challenging; hint sheets available at the ranger station. Visitors take photos of the clues they find, which will end up here.
Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning: Music Mondays
Sign up for SILL’s virtual—and free—season of programs, including this one at 10:30 a.m. featuring soprano Adelaide Boedecker, a Sarasota native who’s developed an operatic career. sillsarasota.org