THINGS TO DO
ARTS & CULTURE
ART CENTER SARASOTA
artsarasota.org | A community visual art center with exhibitions by area artists
in four galleries plus an extensive art education program for adults and youth.
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
707 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-365-2032
ARTIST SERIES CONCERTS OF SARASOTA
artistseriesconcerts.org | Presenting a series of concerts annually,
featuring world-class classical and popular musicians at Historic Asolo
Theatre and other one-of-a-kind venues. Check website for dates and times.
1226 N. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 300, Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-306-1200
ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE
asolorep.org | From Nov.-July, Asolo Rep is Florida’s leading professional
theater and one of the top resident acting companies in the country. Call or see
website for hours.
5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34243 | 941-351-8000, 800-361-8388
THE CIRCUS ARTS CONSERVATORY
circusarts.org | Circus arts classes year round. Seasonal professional
performances by Circus Sarasota and Sailor Circus, America’s longest running
youth circus. Circus summer camp. Check website for dates and times.
2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239 | 941-355-9335
FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE
oridastudiotheatre.org | FST produces world premieres and
contemporary works that have been produced on and off-Broadway within the
last ve years. Box Ofce: Tues-Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mon 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-366-9000
JAZZ CLUB OF SARASOTA
Concerts most Fridays at 2 p.m., Oct-Apr. 37th
Annual Jazz Festival March 5-11, 2017. Ofce: Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
330 S. Pineapple Ave., Ste. 111, Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-366-1552
keychorale.org | Key Chorale, Sarasota’s symphonic chorus, is a producer
of collaborative musical events, and is dedicated to performing choral music of
the highest quality. Check website for performance dates and times.
Sarasota, FL | 941-921-4845
LA MUSICA DI ASOLO
lamusicafestival.org | Annual international chamber music festival with
concerts at the Sarasota Opera House, open rehearsals at New College and
free community events. The 2017 festival concerts are scheduled for April 3, 6,
9 and 12. Please check the website for times and additional information.
Sarasota, FL | 941-346-2601
PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM/SUNCOAST
PMPSuncoast.org | PMP/Suncoast hosts PMP Sarasota Winter Residency
featuring international string students led by Toby Perlman and violinist Itzhak
Perlman. Alumni return for concerts and school visits. Visit PMPSuncoast.
org for up-to-date information, dates, times and locations for all performances,
events and initiatives.
PO Box 3407, Sarasota, FL 34230 | 941-955-4942
THE PLAYERS CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
theplayers.org | Year-round programming includes Broadway Theatre Series,
SNAP! (something new at Players), concerts, Summer Sizzler Series, Backstage
Theatre Series. Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 1 hour before performances.
838 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-365-2494
SARASOTA BALLET OF FLORIDA
sarasotaballet.org | Celebrating our 26th season with an exciting
repertoire, including works by some of the great masters of ballet. Under
the leadership of Iain Webb, the Sarasota Ballet has grown to national and
international recognition. Oct-May performances, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34243 | 941-359-0099
SARASOTA CONCERT ASSOCIATION
scasarasota.org | Great Performers Series brings world-class artists and
orchestras to the Van Wezel and other venues. SCA Music Matinees feature free
concerts with outstanding regional artists. Call 941-225-6500 and leave message.
Box ofce hours vary. Ticket sales available 24/7 at www.scasarasota.org.
Concerts at Van Wezel and Holley Hall | 941-225-6500
SARASOTA CONTEMPORARY DANCE
sarasotacontemporarydance.org | Sarasota Contemporary Dance, in
its 11th season, is excited to continue bringing innovative dance to Sarasota
through energetic performances, educational programs, and community
outreach. Mon & Wed 10 a.m.-1:30 pm; Tues & Thur 10-11 a.m.; Fri 5:30-8 p.m.
8437 Tuttle Ave. #160, Sarasota, FL 34243 | 941-345-5755
SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
sarasotalmfestival.com | The 19th Annual Sarasota Film Festival
runs March 31st through April 9th, 2017, emphasizing the best in new and
independent lm alongside exciting programs and events.
332 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-364-9514
sarasotaopera.org | Known as the jewel of the Florida Gulf Coast, music
lovers travel from all over to experience world-class opera in the setting of the
beautiful historic Sarasota Opera House. Box Ofce: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-366-8450, 888-OPERA12
sarasotaorchestra.org | Performs Classical and Pops concerts from
Sept.-May. The orchestra schedule spans traditional masterworks to innova-
tive multi-media formats. Box ofce opens 1 hour prior to concerts at event
venue. Ofce: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
709 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-953-3434, 866-508-0611
VAN WEZEL PERFORMING ARTS HALL
vanwezel.org | The best of Broadway, internationally renowned concert
artists, dancers, musical stars, comedians and orchestras. Summer hours:
Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; open Sat & Sun and later on show days. Regular hours:
Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; open Sundays & later on show days.
777 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-953-3368, 800-826-9303
WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE
westcoastblacktheatre.org | Since 1999, WBTT produces high energy,
high quality shows that bring diversity to the area’s cultural landscape. Hottest
shows in town. Box ofce: Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
1343 Main St., #402, Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-366-1505
BIG CAT HABITAT & GULF COAST SANCTUARY
bigcathabitat.org | Educational, fun-lled entertainment featuring live
lions, tigers, chimpanzees, bears and more, plus petting zoo. Check website
or call for hours to visit the animals.
7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240 | 941-371-6377
BOUNCE DOWN UNDER
bouncedownunder.com | Indoor inatable party and play center for kids up
to 13 years of age. Clean, safe and air-conditioned. Open for walk-in play any time.
Parties. Mon-Thur 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
935 N. Beneva Rd., Suite 802, Sarasota, FL 34232 | 941-366-0123
THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN
sarasotachildrensgarden.com | Enchanted place designed for kids.
Pirate ship, monster garden, fairyland, maze, tree fort/slide, three little pigs’
house and dress-up room. Where magic begins. Nature, art and garden
classes weekly. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1670 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-330-1711
cannons.com | Full- and half-day boat rentals, Grady-White, Scout and
Southwind deck boats available. Full ship’s store, bait, tackle, ice. Multi-day
discounts available. Open daily 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
6040 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228 | 941-383-1311
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