Event Calendar Previous Next Saturday, December 9, 2017 Classical Music Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks: Symphonic Carnival Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall The Masterworks concert series continues with works by Berlioz, Barber, Bernstein and Stravinsky. Concerts Manatee Community Concert Band-"Holiday Pops Cabaret Concert" 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM Free. St. Joseph’s Parish Auditorium Enjoy a holiday cabaret concert presented by The Manatee Community Concert Band. Dance Sarasota Cuban Ballet School presents "The Nutcracker" 7:00 PM Venice Performing Arts Center At the Venice Performing Arts Center. 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. Brunch with Clara and The Nutcracker 11:00 AM $50 for adults; $35 for children Michael's On East A Sarasota Ballet special event. Showfolks 50th Anniversary Circus Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM Robarts Arena Circus performances at Robarts Arena. Special Events Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts 10:00 AM Free. Lido Beach Explore and purchase art at the premiere of the Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts. Clyde Butcher St. Armands Meet & Greet 11:00 AM Free. Aqua District of St. Armands Holiday meet & greet celebration at St. Armands Gallery "Everything Under The Florida Sun" a Group Art Show Benefiting the CPC 7:00 PM Free Oddity Tattoo Studio and Gallery Open submission art show to all Florida artists benefiting the Child Protection Center Theater The Ditchfield's Christmas Joy-18th Annual Christmas Show 2:00 PM Tickets range from $15-$45 Sarasota Opera House Join the Ditchfields as they present their annual Christmas Show, full of happy holiday memories and other nostalgic favorites. 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." 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. Asolo Rep presents "Evita" Editor’s Pick 2:00 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. Visual Art 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. Oddity Tattoo and Arts presents "Everything Under the Florida Sun" 7:00 PM Oddity Tattoo and Arts An exhibit of works inspired by visiting and living in the Sunshine State from both guest and in-house Oddity artists. Extraordinary Animals 10:00 AM Ringling Museum Historic circus posters on display in The Ringling's Circus Museum Tibbals Learning Center. 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 Approaching the Border 10:00 AM Free Ringling Museum The Ringling Museum presents videos by international artists about the US/Mexico border.