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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Charity

Goodwill Mardi Gras Gala

6:00 PM Tickets are $200 Michaels on East

New Orleans-style fund raiser hosted by Goodwill Manasota.

Sarasota Magazine's 2018 Unity Awards

Editor’s Pick 11:30 AM $65-$600 Michael's On East

A celebration of the people, companies and projects advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our community and around the world.

Comedy

Brian Regan

7:30 PM $62.11 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The comedian comes to the Van Wezel for a night of laughter.

Special Events

Sarasota Magazine's 2018 Unity Awards

Editor’s Pick 11:30 AM $65-$600 Michael's On East

A celebration of the people, companies and projects advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our community and around the world.

Theater

FST presents "Native Gardens"

8:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

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

Asolo Rep presents "Rhinoceros"

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM Asolo Rep Theatre

An illuminating new adaptation of Eugene Ionescu's classic play by two-time Tony Award-winner Frank Galati.

FST presents "Heisenberg"

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM Florida Studio Theatre

Simon Stephens' thrilling play is part of Florida Studio Theatre's winter mainstage season.

The Manatee Performing Arts Center presents "Driving Miss Daisy"

7:30 PM Tickets range in price. Kiwanis Studio Theater

A play that follows the relationship between an elderly white Jewish woman and her African-America chauffer.

"Northside Hollow"

Editor’s Pick 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.

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

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