Arts on the Horizon!

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By Jaye Clements

As season winds down, you can still catch some pretty amazing shows in Sarasota!

Exhibition throughout May – Trenton Doyle Hancock exhibition at the Ringling Museum. (thru Sept 13)

Exhibition throughout May Fan-tastic – a collection of more than 250 fans from different parts of the world. (thru June 28)

Exhibition throughout May – Beth Lipman: Precarious Possessions (thru June 7)

Through May Chapatti, An eccentric romance between a man and his dog and a woman with 19 cats, a comedy at Florida Studio Theatre.

Through May 9 – Richard & Betty Burdick Reading Series – at Florida Studio in the Keating Theatre. spunk pic

Through May 17 – Spunk at the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe. (adult)

Through May 22 – Embracing our Differences An outdoor Art Exhibit at Island Park & Riverwalk in Bradenton. For more information go to: or on Facebook at

Through May 30 at 7:30pm – Mixed Nuts every Wednesday, Brown’s Lab, live Improv by students at the Florida Studio Theatre – tickets are $5, call the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. Luck be a Lady pic

May 1 to May 24 – Luck Be a Lady: The Iconic Music of Frank Loesser at the Asolo.

May 1 & 2 – Sarasota Ballet presents at the Sarasota Opera House – The Ballets Russes – A tribute to Nijinsky. Tribute to Nijinsky.

May 1 & 2 – PoetryLife Weekend – Learn, Love, and Live poetry at the Florida Studio Theatre in the Goldstein Cabaret. Out of bounds pic

May 2 & every Saturday Out of Bounds, comedy competition – Brown’s Lab at the Florida Studio Theatre.

May 2 & 3 – Trumpet Invasion at the Asolo – Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, Mara Bonde, soprano, Rich Ridenour, piano.

May 3 at 3pm to 5pm – Enjoy Jazz on beautiful Sarasota Bay – Marina Jack II (boat) with Matt Bokulic & Debbie Keeton, presented by the Jazz Club of Sarasota $35.

May 5 to 24 – The Miracle Worker – A drama based on the true story of a young deaf and blind girl, Helen Keller, and her dedicated teacher Annie Sullivan, at the Venice Theatre. Tickets $28 for adults, 18 for college students, $13 for children.

May 7 & 10 – I Due Foscari – HD at the Sarasota Opera House! pic

May 9 at 7:30pm. Orchestra in the Outfield, starring American Idol, Syesha Mercado, performing with the Sarasota Orchestra in an Outdoor Pops concert, at the Ed Smith Stadium, fireworks to follow.

May 9 & 10 – A Romp with Gilbert & Sullivan, An Artist Series Concert at the Asolo. Tickets are $25 to $45.

May 16 at 7pm. Coppelia presented by the Diane Partington Studio of Classical Ballet presents a  comic ballet.

May 18 International Museum Day at Ringling Museum – FREE!!! admission to the Museum of Art!

May 21 – 5pm to 8pm – Ringling by the Bay – Live music & dancing, the Bolger Campiello – this event is included with admission to Art After Five – Music by Big Night Out. Admission is  $10. Lee Blue pic

May 25 – 11am to 7pm – Myakka Blues Festival –Annika Chambers at 5:30 pm, Bodie Valdez 11am, Back Track Blues Band 12:15pm, Elle Lee and Blue Fury 2pm, Josh Rowand – Pitbull of Blues Band 3:45pm at Snook Haven 5000 East Venice Ave.  Venice

May 28 at 7pm. Julius Caesar – HD at the Sarasota Opera House.

May 29, 30, 31 – Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie at the Asolo (Mertz Theatre) continues thru June 21.

May 30, 31 – 7:30pm. Adrienne Danrich, vocalist & Djordje Nesic, piano, An Artist Series Concert, at the Asolo. Tickets are $35 to $45

May 31 at 1:30pm. Benvenuto Cellini – HD at the Sarasota Opera House.



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