Hot Tickets

By staff June 1, 2004


Art Uptown. Continuing through June 4, a show of photography by Carl Keeler and abstract collages by Sharon Stewart. Information: 955-5409.

Art Center Sarasota. Continuing through June 5: the Spring Members Show. Opening June 15 (reception 5-7 p.m. June 24) to run through July 24: an Open Juried Photographic Show. Information: 365-2032.

Ringling Museum of Art. Early American Modernism, featuring paintings from the collection of Sarasotans Mark and Irene Kauffman dating from 1913 to the mid-'50s, continues on view through June 13 in the West Galleries. Information: 359-5700.

Venice Art Center. The Winners Circle exhibition continues through June 19. Information: 485-7136.

Art Studio of Colleen Cassidy-Berns. Continuing through July 1: a Fruit Frenzy exhibition. Information: 924-1200.

Tampa Museum of Art. Tales from the Easel: American Paintings from Southern Museums continues through July 4 and includes works by Childe Hassam, Thomas Hart Benton and Winslow Homer. Information: (813) 274-8130.

Salvador Dali Museum. Dali Centennial: The American Collection continues through Sept. 19. Information: (727) 823-3767.

Longboat Key Center for the Arts. An exhibition by Women Contemporary Artists continues through Oct. 1 in the Durante Gallery; a Volunteer Exhibition is on view in the Glen Gallery through Oct. 30. Information: 383-2345.

Galleria Silecchia. On view this month: works by glass and bronze artist William Morris, portrait painter William Whitaker, and landscape painter William Berra. Information: 365-7414.

Palm Avenue Gallery. A mix of animation and reality in hand-blown glass works by Rich Fizer occupies the gallery all this month. Information: 953-5757.

Palm Avenue First Friday Walk. From 6 to 9 p.m. June 4 along the avenue. Information: 373-9660.

Towles Court Third Friday Gallery Walk. The downtown artists' colony welcomes walkers, from 6 to 10 p.m. June 18. Information: 362-0690.

Selby Gallery. Multiple Visions V: The History of Art Making in Sarasota concentrates on art produced by Ringling School of Art and Design instructors in the past 30 years. Opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. June 25; the exhibition continues through July 30. Information: 359-7563.


Bachelor Ball and Auction. The brave bachelors are once more preparing to walk the runway to aid United Cerebral Palsy, from 7 p.m. to midnight June 12 at Michael's On East. For ticket info call 957-3599.

Children's First Biker's Ball and Poker Run. The ball is set for June 5 at Robarts Arena; the poker run takes place on June 6, both to benefit Children First. Information: 953-3877.


St. Armands Craft Festival. More than 150 craftspersons participate in this event, which also offers live music. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 13 and 14 on the Circle. Information: (813) 962-0388 or 388-1554.

Jubilation Joyce! A celebration of James Joyce and especially his masterwork Ulysses, this event features a five-day film fest at Burns Court including the new movie Bloom, dramatic readings from early and late chapters of Ulysses, panel discussions, music and more, running June 12-16. For more complete schedule info e-mail [email protected]


Sarasota Music Festival. The festival continues through June 19, with concerts, lectures, open rehearsals and more. Information: 953-3434.

Acoustic Alchemy and Mindy Abair. Smooth jazz from the British group and from saxophonist-vocalist Abair, at 8 p.m. June 4 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Friday Fest on the Bay. Music, refreshments and more, from 5 to 9 p.m. June 18 on the Van Wezel bayfront grounds. Information: 953-3368.

The Nashville Star Tour. The winner and runners-up from USA Network's talent search series perform at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Sarasota Folk Club. Florida songwriter Frank Thomas entertains at 8:30 p.m. June 28 at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Information: 377-9256.


Sarasota Red Sox. The minor leaguers are up to bat all this month at Ed Smith Stadium, with games against the Tampa Yankees, Brevard County Manatees, Fort Myers Miracle and other Florida State League teams; for a complete schedule call 365-4460.

Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. The Grand Prix celebrates its 20th year, kicking off with a gala June 26 at Robarts Arena and continuing with a golf and fishing tournament before launching into the World's Largest Office Party, Main Street parade, Run for Fun and the big race in the Gulf early next month. For complete info and schedule call 371-2827 or go to


Forum 2004. E. J. Dionne, author of Getting Out of the Mess: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps and the Politics of Revenge, speaks at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Hyatt. Also this month: Donna Brazile (Cooking with Grease), at 7 p.m. June 9 at Michael's On East. For tickets call 922-3080 or stop by Sarasota News & Books.


Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins. The premiere about a teen coming of age in the tumultuous 1970s continues through June 5 at Florida Studio Theatre. Information: 366-9000.

Suds. A tuneful '60s kinda comedy set in a laundromat, onstage through June 27 at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. Information: 366-5454.

Theatre in a Blender. Venice Little Theatre offers it annual five consecutive weeks of free summer theater-an unpredictable potpourri of productions TBA. Performances are at 8 p.m. at Stage II June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and July 2-3. Information: 488-1115.

God's Man in Texas. John Rando's play about the aging head of a big evangelical church and the younger man set to replace him is onstage June 4-July 3 at American State in St. Pete. Information: (727) 823-PLAY (7529).

TBA. The summer season of Florida Studio Theatre was not yet determined at press time; call 366-9000 for dates and show titles.

Romance in D. James Sherman's comedy about a musicologist and his mother, a poet and her father, onstage June 23-July 11 at the Lemon Bay Playhouse. Information: 475-6756.

Uncle Vanya. The Banyan Theater Company returns with this tragicomedy set on a provincial Russian estate. Gil Lazier directs; onstage at the Jane B. Cook Theatre at the FSU Center June 24 to July 11. Information: 358-5330.

Born Yesterday. Garson Kanin's look at Billie Dawn, Harry Brock and the American political system takes to the Players of Sarasota stage, June 24-27 and July 1-3. Information: 365-2494.

The Sound of Music. The hills are alive at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre in this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, June 29 through Aug. 29. Information: 366-5454.

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