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The most effective issues to do round Sarasota for Jan. 19-25


Reside Music at Jiggs Touchdown
3-6 pm at Jiggs Touchdown, 6106 63rd St. E., Bradenton
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Jiggs Touchdown hosts dwell music all weekend, together with The Koko Ray Present (rock, funk, R&B, soul) on Thursday. Continues from 3-6 pm Friday and Saturday with a $5 cowl and from 2:30-5:30 pm Sunday with no cowl.

Hear from a grasp then attempt your individual hand at Lego engineering Jan. 19 on the Bishop Museum.

Bishop After Darkish: LEGO Problem

6 pm at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, 201 tenth St. W., Bradenton
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It is superb what you’ll be able to accomplish with some Legos and slightly ingenuity. Come see native resident and winner of Lego Masters US Season 1, Tyler Clites, discuss his expertise from him. Then, attempt your hand at making a Lego masterpiece of your individual with a workforce and compete towards different groups for the Bishop Brick Builder Champion crown. Mild bites included and drinks accessible for buy.

lynne koplitz
7 p.m. at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd.
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Comic Lynne Koplitz takes the McCurdy stage to carry out her unabashed model of comedy. Koplitz has been an everyday on a number of comedy TV exhibits, is co-host of the radio present “Star Discuss” with astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and even has her personal Netflix particular, “Hormonal Beast.” Runs by means of Jan. 21.

This dramatic play runs Jan. 19-29 on the Manatee Performing Arts Heart.

‘Subsequent to Regular’

7:30 p.m. at Manatee Performing Arts Heart, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton
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This play explores the all-too-real theme that generally households are usually not what they seem like from the surface. This drama tackles the powerful matter of psychological sickness by means of the lens of a suburban nuclear household of 4 struggling to cope with the mom’s sickness, however does so with endearing characters and an ample dose of coronary heart. Runs by means of Jan. 29.

America comes Jan. 19 to the Van Wezel to carry out all of his biggest hits.

7:30 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Corridor, 777 N. Tamiami Path
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Rock out to the classics of the long-lasting American band that is, effectively, America. It began when the 4 band members met in highschool within the late Nineteen Sixties and got here collectively to discover a signature sound and a prime hit, “A Horse With No Identify.” Benefit from the biggest hits of their timeless sound.

‘Silent Sky’
8 p.m. at FSU Heart for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Path
From $33
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Based mostly on the fascinating true story of Henrietta Leavitt, one of many few ladies astronomers working on the Harvard Observatory within the early 1900s, “Silent Sky” reveals how she broke by means of the stereotypes and norms of the time to make discoveries that modified her area ceaselessly. . This drama weaves collectively her story of her life with a brand new have a look at the cosmos. Runs by means of March 5.


Jazz at Two: Paul Gavin and Associates
2 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Street
Name 260-9951.

Drummer Paul Gavin will play jazz tunes together with his quartet, that includes Brandon Robertson on bass, John O’Leary on piano and James Suggs on trumpet. Come take pleasure in a wide range of jazz in an off-the-cuff setting.

The Barbara Jordan Quintet
5 pm on the Schooling Heart at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Street, Longboat Key
$30; members $25
Name 388-8222.

The Barbara Jordan Quintet is performing “The Better of the Nice American Songbook.”

Love Barry Manilow? Then you definitely’ll love this tribute present by his doppelganger Jan. 20 on the Venice Performing Arts Heart.

‘Barely Manilow’
7 p.m. at Venice Performing Arts Heart, 1 Indian Ave., Venice
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It will not be the Copacabana, however this Barry Manilow tribute present is each bit as entertaining. In the event you love Manilow, you will love watching Jonathan Elgart’s spot-on portrayal of the true deal, together with how a lot his voice emulates the traditional singer.

Pops: The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John
7:30 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Corridor, 777 N. Tamiami Path
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The Sarasota Orchestra performs the very best hits of Elton John and Billy Joel in three performances assured to make you resist the urge to sing alongside. Accompanying the orchestra on vocals is Michael Cavanaugh, who was chosen by Joel himself to star in his Broadway musical, “Movin’ Out.” There might be a second efficiency Saturday.


Lakewood Ranch Effective Arts Pageant
10 a.m. to five p.m. at Lakewood Essential Avenue
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Stroll by means of Lakewood Ranch Essential Avenue, which might be full of creative works from distributors throughout the state. Browse, purchase or simply take pleasure in perusing work, sculptures, jewellery, images, glass, ceramics, fiber, woodworking and extra. Proceed on Sunday.

The World Well-known Glenn Miller Orchestra
3 p.m. at Venice Performing Arts Heart, 1 Indian Ave., Venice
Name 218-3779.

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts welcomes a gaggle that wants no introduction or rationalization: The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Based in 1956, it’s nonetheless the most well-liked and wanted band on this planet for each live performance and swing dance engagements.

Musical items do not need to be lengthy to please. The Key Chorale options shorter works at its live performance Jan. 21.

Miniature Masterpieces
4 p.m. at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Street
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Certain, audiences love grand symphonies, lots and requiems, however what concerning the little guys? On this live performance, the Key Chorale provides a nod to choral miniature masterpieces—every is 8 minutes or much less. Embark on a journey of those pint-size items that pack a giant punch.


Embracing Our Variations kicks off this yr’s show with a grand opening celebration Jan. 22 in Bayfront Park.

Embracing Our Variations Grand Opening
Midday to three pm at Bayfront Park, 5 Bayfront Drive
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For the subsequent few months, Bayfront Park might be remodeled into an outside show of billboard-sized artistic endeavors. Throughout this grand opening occasion, take pleasure in performances by Jah Motion and Westcoast Black Theater Troupe, in addition to meals vehicles and interactive actions for the children. So deal with myself to a chew to eat and absorb some artwork that may make you snicker, love and suppose.

Mezzo-soprano Susan Platts joins the Sarasota Orchestra for its Chamber Soirees Jan. 22.

Chamber Soirees: Scottish Songs
4 p.m. at Holley Corridor
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Mezzo-soprano Susan Platts has carried out at Carnegie Corridor, the Lincoln Heart and at Covent Backyard, and now she is accompanying the Sarasota Orchestra for a day of Brahms, Schubert and Beethoven.


Monday Evening Jazz on the Cabaret
7:30 p.m. at John C. Courtroom Cabaret at FST, 1265 First St.
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Begin your week off proper with the Jazz Membership of Sarasota’s Monday night time jazz, that includes Kevin Aland, Jon McLaughlin and Glenn Steenson with Scorching Membership SRQ.


Match Fest
9:30 a.m. at The Paradise Heart, 546 Bay Isles Street, Longboat Key
$15; members free
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Pattern all or any of The Paradise Heart’s health courses, together with tai chi, qi gong and Zumba, for quarter-hour every, and meet the instructors.

Disney’s “Aladdin” will entertain the entire household Jan. 24-29 on the Van Wezel.

Photograph by Deen van Meer

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’
7:30 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Corridor, 777 N. Tamiami Path
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Come see a complete new world by means of the story of Aladdin and his story of discovering a genie who will grant his needs. However, as is at all times the case, some issues are simply too good to be true. This colourful — and comedic — musical might be a success with the entire household. Runs by means of Jan. 29.


Clancy Newman, cello and David Allen Wehr, piano
10:30 a.m. at Selby Library, Geldbart Auditorium, 1331 First St.
Name 861-1168.

The Sarasota Music Archive welcomes cellist Clancy Newman and pianist David Allen Wehr to carry out. Clancy can be a composer, producer and author, and Wehr is the dean of the Faculty of Music at Duquesne College in Pittsburgh.

8 p.m. at FST’s Gompertz Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.
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Anchorman Howard Beale’s rankings are dropping, and he faces his final broadcast after being let go. However fairly than go quietly, he loses it on air, inflicting his reputation to soar. This regional premiere dives into what occurs after we get caught up within the phantasm of TV — in addition to what’s the true reality behind it. Runs by means of March 19.

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