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Saturday, November 18, 2017


New Music New College: DisEmbodied

8:00 PM $15 for each show, $60 for the whole season New College of Florida Black Box Theatre at Hamilton Center

Featuring Dis/Embodied.

The Venice Symphony: Majestic Moments

3:30 PM Tickets start at $25; student tickets half-price Venice Performing Arts Center

Featuring guest conductor Teresa Cheung and soloist Jonathan Swensen.

Three Dog Night

8:00 PM Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Presented by the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Venice Blues Festival

Editor’s Pick 11:00 AM $30-$125 Maxine Barritt Park

Elvin Bishop headlines the 5th annual blues festival beachside at Maxine Barritt Park in Venice.

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.

5th Annual Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival

10:00 AM FREE Downtown Sarasota

Hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association.

Navigating Your College Music Career Workshop

10:30 AM Free. Music Compound

Workshop preparing students for college auditions at the Music Compound.

Sarasota Medieval Fair

9:45 AM $8.94-$17.95 Sarasota County Fair Grounds in the Potter Building

The Sarasota Medieval Fair returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

Show Jumping Under the Stars $25,000 Grand Prix

6:30 PM Admission: $5, Parking: Free Fox Lea Farm

Equestrian Show Jumping at the Fox Lea Farm.

Tour of Home Final Weekend at The Lake Club

10:00 AM The Lake Club

Explore furnished model homes in the Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch.


Asolo Rep presents "Evita"

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM Asolo Rep Theatre

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


8:00 PM Urbanite Theatre

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

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.

FSU/Asolo Conservatory presents OEDIPUS

8:00 PM October 31 Preview: "Pay What You Can"; Nov. 1-19: $30 FSU Center for the Performing Arts

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training presents "OEDIPUS," directed by FSU/Asolo Conservatory director Greg Leaming.

In the Heights

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM Adults: $42; Students and Military: $20 (ID required) Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe begins new season with "In the Heights"

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

Swiss Artist Zimoun Opens Alfstad & Contemporary’s 5th Season

11:00 AM Alfstad& Contemporary

Opening reception and exhibit presented by Alfstad& Contemporary.