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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Classical Music

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM $81-$121 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

One of the world's great chamber orchestras led by music director and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell.

Guitar Sarasota presents Kupinski Guitar Duo

7:30 PM Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota

One of Europe's most renowned guitar duos.


2018 MC Got Talent

12:00 PM $17.89 Music Compound

Music Compound hosts open auditions for chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes.

Cirque des Voix 2018: The Movie Music of Danny Elfman

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM $20-$55 Big Top

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

Manatee Community Concert Band: Dance, Swing and Sway

7:30 PM Neel Performing Arts Center

Part of Manatee Community Concert Band's 2017-2018 series.

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 Imagination Day

10:00 AM Free Westfield Sarasota Square

Imagination Day welcomes kids and their families for a full day of games, dancing, and activities including multiple Creation Stations designed to enhance children’s creativity and imagination.


Sarasota Opera Presents Carmen

1:30 PM Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Opera's 2017-2018 season continues with George Bizet's Carmen.

Sarasota Opera Presents Norma

7:30 PM Sarasota Opera House

Vincenzo Bellini's Norma premieres on March 3.

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.

Five Centuries of Florida History at De Soto National Memorial

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM Free De Soto National Memorial

Period re-enactors will share history and demonstrate their crafts, skills, and historic weapons.

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 2:00 PM and 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 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

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

Asolo Rep presents "Roe"

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM Asolo Rep Theatre

A clever, comic and poignant portrayal of the two women at the center of one of the most infamous court cases of all time.

Asolo Rep presents "Shakespeare in Love"

Editor’s Pick 2:00 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"

3:00 PM and 8:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

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

Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits

9:00 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

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