Arts on the Horizon!

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Compiled by Jaye Clements
There is always something going on in Sarasota! This month features an array of events ranging from Exhibitions and Art shows to amazing Plays and great music!  Catch a film or craft show at many of our conveniently located venues!

September 1 to 30 – Merging Parallels – The Art Center Sarasota – Free Exhibition.

September 1 to Sept 6 – Isaac’s Eye – at the Urbanite Theatre.

September 3 at 6pm – Gallery Walk & Talk at the Ringling with Carrie Ann Baade – Free with Art After Five admission. Also on the 3rd from 8 to 11pm is Ringling Underground – Live music with Pleasures, Fay Roy, Gringo Star.

September 3 to 19 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Players Theatre

September 5 from 2 to 4pm Lego Club Selby Library & September 14 at 4:30pm at Fruitville Library – Kids can use their imagination and enjoy crafts with Legos 5 & up.  For more dates throughout the month go to:

September 5 to 7 Pioneer Days in Englewood – cardboard boat races at Indian Mound Park on Saturday registration at 9am (starts at 10am) plus many more points of interest throughout the day, on Sunday there is a Kids Fish-A-Thon at 7am, an open car show from 3 to 7pm on Dearborn St with vendors & food.  Monday on Dearborn there will be a Corvette only show.  Also on Sunday a lineup of music at Pioneer Park on Green St. from 2pm to 7:45pm and on Monday from 11am to 2:15.  Also on Monday at 9am there is a parade, later there will be a pie eating contest, a watermelon eating contest and much, much more.. (see schedule )

September 5 & 6 – 10am to 4pm – Venice Craft Festival – meet some great crafters in this small town, downtown Venice on Miami Ave.  There will be a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and much more.

September 5th & 6th Annual Labor day Regatta – Sarasota sailing squadron – This is the 69th Annual race.  It is the longest running regional sailing event in the Southeast, since 1946.  There will be 300 boats with youths from age 8 to seniors competing.  1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy Sarasota, Fl. 34236 for more info call 041-388-2355.

September 5th and every Saturday through Oct 31 from 10 to 1pm. Tour of the Historic Venice Train Depot. The information area is located at the caboose (last tour is 30 minutes prior to closing)

September 7 – 11 to 6pm 3rd Annual Country Fest featuring Kim Betts & Gamble Creek Band, the Gator Creek band and the Johnathan Richards band, at Snook Haven in Venice, FL.

September 10, 13, 24, 27 – HD films at the Opera House – Balanchine Millepied, William Tell, Antony & Cleopatra, Mahagonny… at 7pm or 1:30 (see schedule) ringling

September 11 to Nov 30 – Clowns at the Ringling Museum on exhibition.

ski a rees tooSeptember 12 10am to 4pm – Ski-A-Rees – Instructional Water Ski Clinic (behind Mote Marine)  1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236

September 12 at 12pm to 10pm & Sept 13 at 11am to 5pm. Rocking Wings Festival at Payne Park in downtown Sarasota benefitting local children’s charities.  The best hot wings in Sarasota with Rock music! Face painting, motorcycle shows and kid zones…

Friday Fest Van Wezel Rev BarryandthefunktasticSeptember 18 at 5pm – Free! Friday Fest at the Van Wezel – Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul Featuring the Hellacious Horns – They are an 8 piece band and plays the most-loved funk/motown/soul & disco hits of the 60's, 70's & 80's, showcasing a 4 piece horn section!

September 19 – 1 to 4pm Food & Wine Festival – A Taste of Downtown Food & WineTaste of Downtown Food n wine Festival benefitting the Sarasota Youth Opera.  There will be over 20 downtown restaurants with samplings from their menus and fine wine and beer tasting at the historic Sarasota Opera House on stage, backstage and on the second floor.

September 18 & 19 from 10am to 4pm – Gardenfest at the Sarasota Garden Club
(941) 955-0875.
Future upcoming events are:    Garden Club
January 23 and 24, 2016….“FLOWER SHOW,
February 12, 2016….FASHION SHOW “TUTTA BELLA”. 
For more information regarding these events contact SARASOTA GARDEN CLUB, 1131 Blvd. of the Arts  –  Call 941-955-0875  –

around the world Sarasota OrchestraSeptember 20 at 4pm Sarasota Orchestra presents Around the World.  A musical trip around the world!  You’ll enjoy great works by great composers.  Chamber Soiree 1 at Holley Hall.

September 24 to 29 – Asolo Rep Adventures – Chicago Theatre tour.  A travel club focused on adventures in theatre.



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