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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Concerts

A Cool Yule with June Garber

7:30 PM $25-$25 Historic Asolo Theater

Canadian jazz chanteuse June Garber returns to Sarasota with a holiday program that includes a tribute to the song stylings of the great Ella Fitzgerald.

Dance

The Sarasota Ballet presents John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker entwines the history of John and Mable Ringling with E. T. A. Hoffman’s classic The Nutcracker.

Family

FST 2017-2018 Children's Theatre Series: 'Tis the Season

11:00 AM $10 per show, $20 for the season Florida Studio Theatre

Featuring the play, Deck the Halls: 'Tis the Season beginning Nov. 25.

Special Events

2017-2018 Historic Downtown Trolley Tours

10:00 AM $30 Crocker Memorial Church

Trolley Tours around downtown Sarasota by the Historical Society of Sarasota County.

Theater

A Motown Christmas

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM $42 for adults; $20 students or active military with valid ID. Westcoast Black Theatre

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents "A Motown Christmas."

Asolo Rep presents "Evita"

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:00 PM Asolo Rep Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning Best Musical opens the Asolo Rep season.

Echoes

8:00 PM Urbanite Theatre

Urbanite Theatre presents a tale of parallel stories between two women in two different generations.

FST presents "Heisenberg"

Editor’s Pick 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

Simon Stephens' thrilling play is part of Florida Studio Theatre's winter mainstage season.

FST presents "Once"

Editor’s Pick 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

The Tony Award-winning musical opens Florida Studio Theatre's winter mainstage season.

Visual Art

Extraordinary Animals

10:00 AM Ringling Museum

Historic circus posters on display in The Ringling's Circus Museum Tibbals Learning Center.

Aftermath: The Fallout of War - America and the Middle East

10:00 AM Free Ringling Museum

Artist exhibition showcasing various individuals caught in the war.

Alfred Eisenstaedt: Defining Moments

10:00 AM Ringling Museum

The Ringling Museum presents an exhibit of works by the great American photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Approaching the Border

10:00 AM Free Ringling Museum

The Ringling Museum presents videos by international artists about the US/Mexico border.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Upcoming Exhibitions

10:00 AM Adult $25, Child 6-17 $5 John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Featuring the exhibition Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads