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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.


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.


Sarasota Cuban Ballet School presents "The Nutcracker"

7:00 PM Venice Performing Arts Center

At the Venice Performing Arts Center.


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


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.


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.