Papaloko & Loray Mistik Haitian Flag Day Celebration

Fogartyville Community Media and Art Center 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota

May 18, 7:30 pm Tickets: $22 members / $25 nonmembers   Join us for a Celebration of Haitian Flag Day featuring music, history and food from the island. Since 1989 the “mystic thunder” of Loray Mistik has boomed all over south Florida. Led by Papaloko (Jude Thegenus), the self-crowned king of vodou pop, this band Read More >

$22 – $25

Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens: “Cello on Point”

Historic Spanish Point 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL

Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens: “Cello on Point” with Hermitage Alumna Karen Patterson, Friday, May 19, 6:30pm: Hermitage alumna and cellist Karen Patterson first visited the Hermitage as a Fellow in 2005, making her among the first to experience the creative energy and inspiration of the Manasota Key campus. Since then, her work has been Read More >


Passerine CD Release Party

Fogartyville Community Media and Art Center 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota

Passerine CD Release Party • Saturday, May 20, 8 p.m.• Doors open at 7 p.m.* Tickets: $15 members; $18 non-members, $9 students (ages 13+) Passerine was formed in 2009 by singer/songwriter Carmela Pedicini (guitar, vocals) and David Brain (resonator guitar, vocals). It started when the pair performed as a duo on the “singer/songwriter” stage at Read More >

$9 – $18

Scholarship Awards and Musical Performances

Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

The Polish-American Association of Sarasota (PAAoS) annually awards scholarships to eligible students in Sarasota and Manatee counties who meet the criteria established by the PAAoS. In addition, Jakub Polaczyk, internationally recognized Polish pianist and composer from New York, and Margot Zarzycka, Polish concert violinist, Sarasota Orchestra, will perform. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


titanium: a soul experience

Westcoast Black Theatre 1012 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, United States

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s second Young Artist Program showcase of the 2022-2023 season will feature frequent and popular WBTT performer Raleigh Mosely II as he presents “titanium: a soul experience” on Monday, May 22. Mosely was last featured on WBTT’s stage in the recent sold-out run of “Dreamgirls” in a show-stopping role as Jimmy “Thunder” Read More >

$25 – $100

Moved to Music: Violin on the Bay

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

“Moved to Music: Violin on the Bay” with Hermitage Fellows Rebecca Crenshaw and Mazz Swift, Friday, May 26, 6:30pm: The ability of music to elevate our moods, build community, and express big ideas is central to the work of acclaimed musicians and Hermitage fellows Rebecca Crenshaw and Mazz Swift. Juilliard-trained violinist Mazz Swift is a Read More >


Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble Memorial Day Concert

Sarasota National Cemetery 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL, United States

Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble presents its 2nd annual Memorial Day Concert at Sarasota National Cemetery's Patriot Plaza. Program features Kendra Simpkins, U.S. Army veteran and CEO of Operation Warrior Resolution, the veteran-run Sarasota nonprofit that provides holistic mental health programs and treatments to veterans and their families. 5:00 p.m. on 5/29/23



Murder Mystery Trolley: Who Killed The Circus Queen?

Discover Sarasota Tours 1826 4th Street, Sarasota

Hop on board our Murder Mystery Trolley to solve the Circus Queen’s murder in a fun and interactive theatrical performance. This 90-minute fantasy murder-solving tour visits many circus locations in Sarasota on a rolling adventure, where colorful characters jump aboard to add clues and hilarity for the guests. Upon booking, guests can choose to be cast in a Read More >


Reel Music

Florida Studio Theatre - John C. Court Cabaret 1265 1st Street, Sarasota, FL, United States

From silent films and movie musicals to Casablanca and The Greatest Showman, the silver screen transports us to places and times we dream about. Reel Music celebrates the movies that helped create the soundtrack to the last century, with classics like “Singing in the Rain,” “Circle of Life,” and “My Heart Will Go On.” This lively music revue reminds us Read More >

$34 – $39