Good News Friday: Biz(941) Supports - Oct. 9, 2015

By Chelsey Lucas October 8, 2015

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Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota’s Arts Awards

Oct. 26

Join us at The Van Wezel Performing Arts All and celebrate the arts in Sarasota at the annual Arts Awards Celebration, hosted by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota. Enjoy an exciting evening of performances showcasing some of your favorite local artists and organizations. This event is free and open to the public.



Elizabeth Smart: Lecture & Reception

Oct. 14 

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Come hear Elizabeth Smart's moving story, learn how Selah Freedom is confronting sex trafficking in our own community, and why Designing Women is partnering in this local effort. Visit for details.



Ringling International Arts Festival

Oct. 15-18

The Ringling International Arts Festival is your chance to explore and embrace the vibrant and exhilarating world of contemporary music, theater, and dance. RIAF 2015 presents seven compelling perspectives on beauty, innovation, and artistry by performers representing the many of varied cultures of Asia.

With affordably priced performances at 2:00, 5:00 and 8:00 PM – all presented in three theaters within walking-distance proximity, you can park the car once and enjoy the entire day. Lunch and dinner are available on-site.

Visit for performance details and tickets.



Toshiko Mori Lecture

Oct. 16

The Center for Architecture Sarasota in partnership with the AIA FL Gulf Coast Chapter features October as Architecture and Design Month. Toshiko Mori, world renowned New York-based Japanese architect, joins the celebration for a lecture you won’t want to miss. Entry is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, visit to reserve your seat.




Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Show & Luncheon

Nov. 2

This Lilly-themed luncheon and fashion show at the Sarasota Yacht Club benefits the Junior League of Sarasota and includes cocktails, raffle, goody bag and more. Go to for your tickets.



Artwalks at Ringling College

Nov. 6

Enjoy an evening of art and inspiration as Ringling College of Art and Design opens the campus galleries and the Letterpress & Books Arts Center for the first Artwalk of the season. This event is free to the public and includes live demonstrations, film screenings, light refreshments, and more. Details can be found at



SarasotaMOD Weekend

Nov. 8

Join fans of midcentury modern legend, Paul Rudolph, and explore his unparalleled works in Sarasota and beyond. Tour Rudolph’s architectural gems — from the Umbrella House to the newly restored Sarasota High School, party at the inspiring replica of Rudolph’s Walker Guest House at The Ringling, wine and dine in mod private homes and enjoy inspiring speakers. Visit for tickets.



National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Nov. 10

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals invites you celebrate local philanthropists and volunteers at their annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon. Join us for this wonderful luncheon at Michael’s on East, tickets start at $50. To register contact Kim Noyes at [email protected] or call (941) 921-5410.



Uncorked at Lakewood Ranch

Nov. 11

A gourmet food and wine pairing dinner at Michael's On East presented by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch; for more information and to reserve your table, go to



Suncoast Food & Wine Festival 

Nov. 14

A wine and food tasting event like no other! Presented by the Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club. For more information and tickets, go to

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