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Friday, March 23, 2018


Lewis Black

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM $41-$85.50 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Van Wezel presents the Grammy-winning stand-up comedian.


Cirque des Voix 2018: The Movie Music of Danny Elfman

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $20-$55 Big Top

Key Chorale and the Circus Arts Conservatory unite for music and circus arts under the Big Top.

The Ringling Presents Turtle Island: Bird's Eye View

7:30 PM $30, $10 with Student ID Historic Asolo Theater

Part of the Ringling's New Stages series, "A World of Music."


Sarasota Opera Presents Manon Lescaut

7:30 PM Sarasota Opera House

This opera by Giacomo Puccini premieres Feb. 10.

Special Events

Florida Creativity Conference

8:00 AM USF Sarasota-Manatee

15th Annual Florida Creativity Conference to be held at USFSM, Florida Studio Theatre


"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

8:00 PM $23 adults, $17 college students, $15 youth Venice Theatre

Venice Theatre presents Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM Westcoast Black Theatre

Melba Moore stars as Billie Holiday in this Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe production

"Little Women"

8:00 PM Stone Hall: Manatee Performing Arts Center

Inspired by Louisa May Alcott's classic, "Little Women" runs through April 8.

"The Things They Carried"

Editor’s Pick 7:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre concludes its Stage III Series with this one-man play about a Vietnam soldier.

Asolo Rep presents "Shakespeare in Love"

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM Asolo Rep Theatre

Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman’s brilliant seven-time Academy Award-winning film, including Best Picture, bursts to life on the Asolo Rep stage.

FST presents "Native Gardens"

8:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre presents this comedy about good fences and not-so-good neighbors.

Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits

6:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre presents a musical revue inspired by the world's greatest playwright.

Visual Art

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

Natasha Turovsky Art Exhibition

10:00 AM Westfield Siesta Key

Art Exhibit

Ordinary and Extraordinary – An Architecture of Heightened Awareness Exhibit

12:00 PM Free. Center for Architecture

Get an unprecedented look at the design process and the power of innovative ideas, especially those that have changed the conversation and execution of design