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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Classical Music

Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks: Midori Honors Bernstein

8:00 PM Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks series continues with guest violinist Midori.


Chorus of the Keys Showtime 2018

2:30 PM and 7:00 PM Riverview Performing Arts Center

Sarasota's award-winning barbershop ensemble presents its annual show.


The Sarasota Ballet presents Ballet Hispánico

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM FSU Center for Performing Arts

Ballet Hispanico explores the diversity of Latino culture through dance.


FST 2017-2018 Children's Theatre Series: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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

Featuring The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, beginning Feb. 3.


Sarasota Opera Presents Manon Lescaut

7:30 PM Sarasota Opera House

This opera by Giacomo Puccini premieres Feb. 10.

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.

2018 Southwest Florida Heritage Festival

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $10 per carload, cash only Crowley Museum and Nature Center

Crowley Museum and Nature Center presents this one-of-a-kind event focusing on history and education.

Circus Sarasota presents "Ovation"

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM Circus Sarasota Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park

World-class circus under the Ulla Searing Big Top at Benderson Park.

Cirque du Soleil returns to Tampa with VOLTA

4:30 PM and 8:00 PM Tickets start at $37 Tampa Bay- Greyhound Track

Cirque du Soleil announces its 41st original production, a new touring show under the big top, VOLTA.


"The Rehearsal"

8:00 PM FSU Center for the Performing Arts

An FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training production of the Jean JAnouilh play.

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 "Native Gardens"

8:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

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

Northside Hollow

8:00 PM General Admission: $18; Students: $5 with a valid I.D. Urbanite Theatre

Presented by the Urbanite Theatre.

Visual Art

Alfred Eisenstaedt: Defining Moments

10:00 AM Ringling Museum

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

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

Ordinary and Extraordinary – An Architecture of Heightened Awareness Exhibit

10:00 AM 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