June Calendar

By Kay Kipling June 1, 2010


Side by Side Juxtapose, an exhibit focused on comparing and contrasting images, continues at State of the Arts Gallery through the month. Shown: Serenity Totem and Artifact, both by David Steiner.

Dabbert Gallery. Sculpture, Metal, Marble and More, featuring the sculpture of Eric Boyer, Richard Hager, Candace Knapp, Gert Olsen and Thyra Davidson-Wexler, continues through June 28. 955-1315.

State of the Arts Gallery. Juxtapose, a show of related bodies of work by gallery artists, continues through July 1. 955-2787.

Art Center Sarasota. Continuing on view through July 3: I Am Home, a celebration of where and how we live. 365-2032.

Ringling Museum of Art. Continuing through January 2011: Splendid Treasures of the Turkmen Tribes from Central Asia. Through Aug. 16: The World Ransacked for All Its Wonders: P.T. Barnum and American Popular Culture. And, through Sept. 6: Heyday: Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier, capturing the behind-the-scenes excitement of the circus. 359-5700.

Tampa Museum of Art. Taking Shape: Works from the Bank of America Collection, continues on view here through Aug. 1, in the Farish Gallery. Also on exhibit: Life Captured: Garry Winogrand’s Women Are Beautiful, through July 18; Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions, through Sept. 5; The Hidden City: Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation, through Dec. 5; and From Life to Death in the Ancient World, through Jan. 30. (813) 274-8130.

Museum of Fine Arts. Whistler, Hassam and the Etching Revival, an exhibition of approximately 100 prints from the collection, continues through Aug. 15 at the St. Petersburg museum. Also on view through Aug. 15: Turmoil and Triumph: American Works on Paper from the World War II Era, including works by John Sloan, Thomas Hart Benton, Rockwell Kent and others. (727) 896-2667.

Venice Art Center. Found Objects, a show incorporating objects not designed for artistic purposes, opens June 11 to run through June 24 at this South County center. 485-7136.

St. Armands Circle Craft Festival. Explore the circle and the works of dozens of craftspeople, June 12 and 13. 388-1554.

Downtown Venice Craft Festival. Another chance to indulge your craft craving, this one June 19 and 20 in Venice’s downtown core. (954) 472-3755.

Selby Gallery. David Budd: A 40-Year Retrospective, focuses on the longtime Sarasota artist’s output of paintings, opening at 5 p.m. June 25 and continuing through July 28. 359-7563.



Celebrity Sports Night. Sports groupies (and lovers of good causes) will get their fill at this party at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, to benefit the 13th Avenue Community Center. Tickets $125; call 741-7153.

Manatee Cattle Barons’ Ball. This fund raiser is set to start at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Bradenton Auditorium, to aid the American Cancer Society. Call 745-1214 for more details.



Rug Rats: A Live Adventure. Get set to enjoy the onstage antics of those memorable Nickelodeon characters, as portrayed by local performers, June 25, 26 and 27 at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre. 748-5875.



McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre. Got a case of the summer blahs? Head to this North Trail club and hear the humor of Mark Klein (June 9-13), Pat Godwin (June 16-20), Gina Yashere (June 23-27) and Frankie Paul (June 30). 925-3869.



Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week. Not so much an event as an experience, one you choose from the more than two dozen local restaurants participating in this 14-day showcase of their fare, June 1-14. That means you can enjoy multi-course meals for $15 per person (lunch) or $25 (dinner), suiting your mood and schedule. For more info call (800) 522-9799 or visit

World Ocean Day at Mote. Mote Aquarium celebrates the world’s oceans with a family festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 in the aquarium courtyard. Activities and displays related to marine life and conservation; benefits Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Free with Mote admission; call 388-4441 or go to

Circus, Cirque, Circo: A Family

Tradition. School’s out, and that means

it’s time once more for the Ringling Museum to host circus performances. This time the spectacular feats are performed by stars young and old, including Ty Tojo, “the world’s greatest 11-year-old juggler.” Shows Wednesday through Sunday June 23 through Aug. 1; 360-7399.



Sarasota Music Festival. Fans of this venerable music fest breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced it would continue; now’s their chance to hear more classical works performed by outstanding faculty and students, through June 19. Artist Showcases take place June 3, 10 and 17 at Holley Hall; festival concerts June 4, 11 and 18 at the Sarasota Opera House; and Saturday Symphonies (with full orchestra) June 5 at the Van Wezel and June 12 at the Opera House. Among the composers represented: Chopin, Rossini, Beethoven, Mozart, Ravel, Schumann, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Brahms. For ticket info call 953-3434 or go to

Ragtime A La Turca. Piano duo Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson team for this Artist Series of Sarasota concert, at 7:30 p.m. June 6 and 8 at the Historic Asolo Theater. The program includes works by Mozart in addition to the duo’s signature compositions. 360-7399.

Third Thursday Cocktails at Ca’d’Zan. KoKo Ray provides the music for this month’s event, 6-9 p.m. June 17 on the Ringling Museum/Ca’dZan grounds. 359-5700.

FridayFest on the Bay. Time to celebrate the bayfront, the sunsets and live music in this Van Wezel summer series, kicking off from 5 to 9 p.m. June 25 with a band TBA. For more info, call 953-3368.



Bradenton Marauders. The brand-new Minor League Baseball team continues its summer season this month at McKechnie Field; for ticket info call 747-3031 ext. 4029 or go to

Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix. Not all details were set at press time for this annual boat fest, but it kicks off June 26 with a golf tournament and party, followed by a car and motorcycle show June 27, a fishing tournament and parade of boats July 1, and more fun with kilo runs, powerboats and fireworks coming up in July. For complete info, call 371-8820 ext. 1800 or go to



Night Train to Memphis. This premiere musical revue tracing the Memphis sound of such forces as Johnny Cash and Elvis continues through June 5 in a Florida Studio Theatre production at the Goldstein Cabaret. 366-9000.

Mary Poppins. That veddy British nanny is flying high in this recent Broadway musical, onstage through June 6 at the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa. (800) 955-1045.

Married Alive! Love and marriage as seen through the eyes of a newlywed couple and a pair of old pros, playing through June 13 at Venice Theatre, in a musical cabaret production. 488-1115.

Beehive: The ’60s Musical. Six women and lots of wigs and hairspray are featured in this show offering up hits by the Chiffons, the Supremes, Aretha, Lesley Gore and more, as Florida Studio Theatre opens its summer season June 2-19. 366-9000.

The Drowsy Chaperone. This recent Tony winner taking us back in time (through the heart of an agoraphobic music lover) to the era of musicals about showgirls, oil tycoons and more enlivens the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre stage June 3-27. 366-5454.

Menopause: The Musical. This musical comedy about the “change” in women’s lives was such a hit the last time the Asolo Rep presented it, they’re bringin’ it back again. Bring your best gal pals to the Mertz Theatre, June 4-27. 351-8000.

Pete’s Repair Shop. A musical by Players Theatre artistic director Jeffery Kin kicks off the Players’ Summer Sizzler Series, June 17-20. It’s loosely based on Sarasota

history; for tickets call 365-2494.

American Association of Community Theatres Festival 2010. This festival, scheduled for June 22-27 at Venice Theatre, welcomes community and amateur theater people from around the globe to Southwest Florida, presenting up to 12 productions along with workshops, parties and more. For complete, up-to-the-minute info, call 488-

1115 or go to

Ghosts. Henrik Ibsen’s classic about the sins of the father as visited upon the son and a mother’s attempt to keep a dark secret opens the Banyan Theater summer season, June 24 through July 11 at the Cook Theatre. 358-5330.

Side by Side Juxtapose, an exhibit focused on comparing and contrasting images, continues at State of the Arts Gallery through the month. Shown: Serenity Totem and Artifact, both by David Steiner.

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