Baila Miller Presents
On Thursday, April 26 at 2pm, join Baila Miller as she discusses “Fiddler on the Roof” and its orchestral influences in the development of modern culture. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, the program will take place at Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W Dearborn St. Phone 861•1200.
Young at Art
“Young at Art, a Night of Talent”- Leadership Charlotte 2018 presents a night of talent, showcasing the amazing youth in Charlotte County. The event will be held on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 6pm at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Rd. There will be memorable band performances, short skits, singing, dancing, a silent auction of children’s artwork and more. Enjoy dinner, cash bar and a special performance by the Boogiemen. Tickets: $75. This is a fundraiser for the Charlotte County Public Schools Art Programs. Purchase tickets online at http://charlottecountychamber.secure-mall.com/shop/ or in person with any Leadership Class 2018 member.
Back to Barry, Billy and the Beatles
Locally acclaimed singers, David and Michele Pruyn, and band will perform hits from the great singers Barry, Billy & the Beatles on Sunday, April 15 at 7pm in Bay Point Church, 208 Palm Avenue, Nokomis. Admission is $25. Tickets sold at the door. Call 488•4137 for more information.
The Wonder of Water
The Charlotte Chorale presents “The Wonder of Water” on Saturday, April 21 at 4pm. Featured melodies include a variety of traditional, gospel, Scottish folk tunes, pop and a little bit of Broadway. Tickets are $25, Adult; $10 Student and may be purchased by calling 204•0033. The concert will take place at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St, Punta Gorda. For additional info, visit charlottechorale.com.
Songs of the Silver Screen
On Saturday, April 21 at 7pm, the North Port Chorale performs “Songs of the Silver Screen”, a tribute to the greatest music Hollywood has given us. The concert will be at the North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W Price Blvd. Purchase tickets online at thenorthportchorale.org or call the box office: 426•8479.
Love the 70’s?
The North Port Concert Band presents “We Love the 70’s (all of them)” on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pm. Relive those unforgettable musical moments plus some surprises from earlier centuries. J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a medley of Mozart’s greatest hits and Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” represent music from the 1670s, 1770s and 1870s. The North Port Performing Arts Center is located at 6400 W Price Blvd. Purchase tickets online at northportconcertband.org or call the box office: 426•8479.
Scholarship Winners Concert
Venice Musicale will present its 2018 scholarship winners in concert at 3pm, Thursday, April 26 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice. Each spring Venice Musicale sponsors a scholarship competition for talented student musicians who live in or attend primary or secondary school in South Sarasota County or Charlotte County. Winners receive scholarships to fund summer music camp or first year post-secondary music performance studies. This year’s auditions will be held on April 14. The April 26 concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support Venice Musicale’s music scholarship program. For more information visit www.venicemusicale.org or call 497•2733.
Venice Concert Band
“Strike Up the Band” is Venice Concert Band’s next concert on Monday, April 30 at 7pm. The performance takes place at Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue. Tickets are $12 and are available starting on April 16 at 9am at www.veniceconcertband.org.
Led Zeppelin Tribute
Inspired by the musical evolution of both Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, “In The Light of Led Zeppelin” is bringing audiences a new musical and visual interpretation of the Led Zeppelin Experience the same way Page and Plant presented it in 1994 through 1998. This experience will be yours on Friday, May 4 at Englewood Event Center, 3069 S McCall Rd. Tickets range from $25-$35 and may be purchased at www.englewoodeventcenter.com.
Debbie Goes Dallas
Venice Theatre presents a tongue-in-cheek musical adaptation of the film, “Debbie Does Dallas”, a coming-of-age story about an all-American small-town sweetheart. Debbie is captain of her high-school cheerleading team, but she dreams of making it to the big time by becoming a Texas Cowgirl Cheerleader. How will she and her friends raise enough money for her to get to Dallas? Come and find out in the show The New York Times calls “shamelessly silly, shrewdly self-aware and proud of being naughty.” The musical runs from April 26 to May 20, on Tues – Sat. at 8pm and 2 pm Sun. Tickets may be purchased online at Venicestage.com or by calling 488•1115 or visiting the box office at 140 W. Tampa Ave.