Venice Theatre Goes Live!
Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Avenue West, Venice, is happy to announce their return to live theatre, beginning Saturday, September 26. They have followed the recommendations of medical and community advisors and are ready to welcome you back. Only 120 to 130 patrons per performance will be permitted in the Mainstage Jervey Theatre. The opening show is a top-notch cabaret. October will lead off a busy schedule of plays and musicals. Tickets may be purchase online at www.venicetheatre.org or by phone at 488•1115.
#NoFilter at CoolToday Park
The Atlanta Braves, CoolToday, Bud Light and iHeart Radio are proud to bring the band #NoFilter back to CoolToday Park on Saturday, September 26. Gates will open at 6pm and the show starts at 8pm. The concert will be held outdoors on the palm-lined plaza out in front of the stadium. Ten feet by ten feet spaces will be available to accommodate groups of four and each space will be six feet apart in accordance with CDC guidelines. General admission is $60 which includes four tickets. Spaces are first come, first available locations. Lawn chairs & blankets are encouraged as seats are not included in general admission tickets. Concessions will be available and no outside food or beverages, animals or umbrellas allowed. After the show, Tomahawk Tiki Bar will keep the party going inside the stadium with DJ Matt Dodge and drink specials. For tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com/CoolToday-park-tickets or call 413•5000 for additional details.
British Open Pub
The British Open Pub’s next Charity Concert will be to help out the Loveland Center. Jam out with the Seamus McCarthy Band on Sunday, September 27 from 5:30 to 8:30pm in the British Open Pub parking lot at 367 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 492•9227. The Loveland Center helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest (www.loveland.org.)
Come to the Cabaret!
Venice Theatre is back with two new cabarets. “Hope,” starring Kristofer Geddie and Michelle Kasanofsky is Saturday, September 26 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 27 at 2pm. They will be featuring songs by Jason Robert Brown, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr., Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. Seats are $22. “Moon River, The Songs of Johnny Mercer” starring John Lariviere is Saturday, October 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 18 at 2pm. Seats are $22. Venice Theatre wants attendees to know that COVID-19 protocols will be in place. For more information and tickets, visit www.venicetheatre.org.
“Art & Controversy”
The Hermitage Artist Retreat invites you to attend a free virtual event, “Art & Controversy,” a conversation with Coco Fusco. It will be held Thursday, October 1 at 5pm via Zoom. Fusco is an acclaimed multidisciplinary artist & writer, the 2016 Hermitage Greenfield Prize winner and the creator & artist of “Tin Man of the Twenty-First Century,” her Hermitage Greenfield Prize Commission. The event will be moderated by Hermitage Artistic Director and CEO Andy Sandberg. Registration is required by visiting HermitageArtistRetreat.org. An invitation link to Zoom will be sent to registered attendants.
Artists Wanted For Art Show
Charlotte County Libraries and History invites local artists (16 years and up) to submit original works of art created or based on the book “Our Fascinating Past (Charlotte Harbor)” by Lindsey Williams and U.S. Cleveland, for the Charlotte County Libraries and History Centennial At Show in February 2021. Books are available through your public library. Submissions run from October 1 through December 31 and are accepted in the following art forms: painting, collage, drawing, photography, sculpture and poetry only. For submission details, email email@example.com. For more information, contact Albert Munino at 764•5562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Classes at Venice Theatre
Venice Theatre is accepting registrations for their next series of online classes starting in October. Virtual classes are available for youth as well as adults. See the class schedule at www.venicetheatre.org/vt-education.
LBP Delays Season
Lemon Bay Playhouse has decided to postpone their 34th season until January 2021. After a long deliberation and in light of the best advice regarding the pandemic from all avenues of information, the Board of Trustees has decided the season postponement is in the best interest of their patrons, staff and volunteers. Stay updated at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com.
Virtual Concert Series
For 47 years The Venice Symphony’s mission has been to share the power, inspiration, and joy of live symphonic music with the community. However, in concern for the health and safety of their patrons, musicians, staff and guest artists and other factors related to COVID-19, The Venice Symphony Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020-21 concert season to 2021-22. Songs from the Stage and Screen with Linda Eder and Patriotic Pops at CoolToday Park are scheduled to take place in May 2021. Making this decision at this time has allowed The Venice Symphony to retain this season’s scheduled renowned guest artists for next season. Patrons who have subscribed to the 2020-21 season will have the opportunity to retain their seats for 2021-22, request a refund or to donate their ticket purchase back to the Symphony. Music Director/Conductor Troy Quinn has announced a “reimagined season” of virtual concerts including The Venice Symphony at Home for the Holidays. This series will premiere in November and will be offered at no charge to all, with enhanced virtual experiences provided to Symphony subscribers. The Venice Symphony will also continue to present its free online Meet the Musicians and Behind the Baton video series. Those series and the summer-long Education Spotlight series are available on The Venice Symphony’s YouTube channels and at the thevenicesymphony.org.
Van Wezel Adds Performances
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, has announced additional digital presentations coming up during the rest of the year. New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ I Have a Song to Sing, O! will be streamed on Saturday, October 24 at 7pm ($25;) Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy at Home 2020 Virtual Tour is presented Thursday, December 3 at 7pm ($40-$125, virtual meet & greet opportunities available;) and Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream is Saturday, December 19 at 8pm ($24.99-$69.99, virtual meet & greet opportunities available.) Tickets can be purchased at www.VanWezel.org, by calling the box office at 263•6799 or by visiting the box office located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Monday-Friday between 10am to 4pm. See the complete schedule at www.VanWezel.org.
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