Compiled by Jaye Clements
Looking to improve the quality of your life? Look no further… Take in some of the Arts this month in Sarasota! Arts on the Horizon…
November 1 from 3 to 4 pm: Jazz of the Water aboard the Marina Jack II – enjoy an afternoon of Jazz with the Greg Nielson Band as you cruise the Sarasota Bay… (boards at 1:30)
November 1 to 17: Puccini’s La boheme at the Sarasota Opera House.
November 1: Moonlight Movies: Book of Life (rated PG) at Lido Beach at sunset. North of the main parking lot… Free, Family, Fun! These Moonlight Movies are presented by Sarasota Film Festival & Sarasota County Parks. http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/general/319-free-moonlight-movies-oct-17-and-nov-1
Throughout November: Twelfe by Shakespeare touring in our area Asolo Rep Theatre presents an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor training production. (see schedule)
Throughout November: Soul Mates – John C. Court Cabaret at the Florida Studio Theatre & One Man, Two Guvnors – Gompertz Theatre. http://tickets.floridastudiotheatre.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=27067
November 2 & 11 at 10:30 am: Informational tours at the historic Sarasota Opera House, including backstage viewing on Mondays. You'll hear great stories, and find out why the Sarasota Opera house is at the center of Sarasota's cultural life. http://asolorep.org
November 3 to 22: The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang & The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard at the Asolo. http://asolorep.org/shows/the-actors-nightmare-the-real-inspector-hound/2015-2016
November 4 at 8 pm: All Hands on Deck at the Van Wezel. http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1575#.ViROLm-FP4g
November 5 at 10:30 am: My System is better than Your System at the Sarasota Opera House. Greg Trupiano will explain the difference between “stagione” and opera in rep. http://www.sarasotaopera.org/
November 5 at 8 pm: America’s Got Talent at the Van Wezel. http://www.vanwezel.org/
November 6, 7, 8 The Emporer – Sarasota Orchestra. http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/masterworks/the-emperor
November 7 at 8 pm: Forbidden Music at the Sarasota Opera House.
November 7 & 8 10 am to 5 pm: Venice Art Festival. http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/downtown-venice-art-festival-venice-florida
November 8 – 11am to 7pm: Giving Hunger the Blues… live music all day on Hillview in Sarasota! www.givinghungertheblues.org Join Restaurants in Sarasota in welcoming back Giving Hunger the Blues!
Giving Hunger The Blues is an annual, one-day, musical street festival located on Hillview Street in Sarasota, Florida. The family-friendly event features two stages of live music, including the popular youth stage, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and dozens of food and beverage vendors. $10 donation at the gate for a wrist band.
Featuring: Selwyn Birchwood Band – 5:30 PM
Gumbi Ortiz & Groove City – 4:00 PM
Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul featuring the Hellacious Horns – 2:30 PM
Kettle of Fish – 1:15 PM
RJ Howson Band – 12 Noon
Fogt's All Stars – 11 AM
Giving Hunger The Blues has generated more than $1.2 million that has gone directly to providing meals for needy families.
This year, G.H.T.B. benefits The Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program and The Women's Resource Center Sarasota.
Please: No coolers are permitted in the event area.
Feel free to bring lawn chairs but please do not block the sidewalks.
Visit www.givinghungertheblues.org for more information.
November 9 to 16 from 8 am to 6 pm: The Chalk Festival at the Venice Airport Fairgrounds – 3D Art display in Chalk by street artists. https://chalkfestival.org/index.php/events/3d-pavement-art
November 10 to Dec 27: West Side Story at the Asolo. http://asolorep.org/shows/west-side-story/2015-2016
November 11: Yes at the Van Wezel. http://www.vanwezel.org/
November 12 at 12 pm: Concert at noon at the Opera House – apprentice artists perform!
November 13 at 8 pm: Lewis Black at the Van Wezel. http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/eventCalendar.cfm
November 13 to 17: Siesta Key Crystal Classic at SK beach! Master Sand Sculpting contest. http://siestakeycrystalclassic.com/
November 14 at 8 pm: Cirque Dreams at the Van Wezel. http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1581#.ViRNM2-FP4g
November 14 & 15 – Art Festival at St. Armands Circle. http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/st-armands-art-festival-sarasota-florida
November 14, 10 am to 4 pm: Antiques, Art & Collectables at the Historical Society of Sarasota in Pioneer Park. http://www.hsosc.com/
November 14, 5:30 to 9 pm: Moonlight Movies at Siesta Key Beach – Surf’s Up. (family friendly)
November 16 at 1:30 & 7:30: Brundibar at the Sarasota Opera House.
November 18 from 5 to 7 pm: Jazz meets Art at the Sarasota Art Center. Listen to the sounds of Jazz as you explore the Art center. http://www.jazzclubsarasota.org/events–2
November 19 at 8pm: Straight No Chaser at the Van Wezel. http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1565#.ViU7u2-FP4g
November 20: Venice Blues Crawl…http://veniceblues.com/venice-blues-crawl-2/
November 21 at 8 pm – Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the Van Wezel http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1582#.ViU8QG-FP4g
November 21, 11am to 7pm: Venice Blues Festival at Maxine Barritt Park http://veniceblues.com/
November 21, 1 pm to 8 pm: Battle of the Bands at Payne Park – Rock for a cause – winner receives $1500 and a chance to allocate $3500 toward the music department of a local school. (family friendly)
November 22 at 3 pm – PMP Alumni (Perlman Music Program) at the Sarasota Opera House Featuring Sean Lee, violin and Peter Dugan, piano.
November 28 at 8 pm: Dave Koz at the Van Wezel with special guests Johnathan Butler, Candy Dulfer & Bill Medley. http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1583#.ViRME2-FP4g
November 28 at 2pm: Kids Komedy Club in Bowne’s Lab at the Florida Studio Theatre.