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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Comedy

Steve Martin and Martin Short: “The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment.”

$200-$257 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The comedy superstars return to the Van Wezel with their newest show.

Readings & Lectures

New College Lecture Series: "From Downton to Gatsby: Jewelry and Fashion from 1890-1929”

$15 Mildred Sainer Pavilion

The New College of Florida lecture series presents a talk by Downton Abbey jewelry designer Andrew Prince.

Special Events

The Great Mr. Swindle's Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden

7:00 PM Start at $30 Sarasota Fairgrounds

Mr. B.S. Swindler AKA Mr. Swindle hosts a 90-minute extravaganza under a Boutique Big Top where eccentric characters from the past invite you into their screw-loose atmosphere.

Theater

"Caroline, or Change"

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $20-$45 Westcoast Black Theatre

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents Tony Kushner's compelling drama.

"American Son"

8:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre presents a gripping new drama about family, love, loss and identity.

"The Lifespan of a Fact"

8:00 PM FSU Center for the Performing Arts

The Asolo Rep presents the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway hit filled with blistering comedy and contemporary relevance.

"The Nether"

7:00 PM $25-$39 Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre opens its Stage III season with this provocative play.

"Lil & Louis"

1:30 PM and 7:00 PM $38 First Presbyterian Church

The premiere of Jo Morello's new play with music about jazz pioneers Lil Hardin Armstrong and Louis Armstrong.

Urbanite Theatre presents "Sender"

8:00 PM Urbanite Theatre

A wry, darkly comedic dissection of the millennial transition to adulthood.

Visual Art

Word Play: Daredevils, Dead Feminists from Springtide Press

10:00 AM Ringling College of Art and Design

A Ringling College of Art and Design exhibition.