News Letter July 29th 2023

Florida State Dance Sport Championships
August 2nd - 6th  | The Ritz Carlton

Formerly known as  the "Brakers competition."  Every day and night is filled with dancers competing from all over the world. Traditionally morning and afternoons are dedicated for all level Pro/Am dancers and this year they expect biggest participation in 51 years. Evenings will be set for Professional Championships, and every night will have different divisions and styles where professionals will try to win and be crowned as the new 2023 Champions. Additional events include seminars with dancesport legends (open to public), gourmet dinners, general dancing and awards ceremony.

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Music on Main Lakewood Ranch
August 4th | 6 pm - 9 pm

Join us on Lakewood Ranch Main Street from 6 – 9 pm for Music on Main, a free concert series and block party for the public!
The street is lined with food vendors, beer trucks, and sponsor booths, as well as rides and activities for the kids. Proceeds from the event will benefit a local non-profit organization each event.
August: Silverback Rock N’ Roll Band will fill the air with songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s and the event will benefit the Bradenton Woman’s Club.

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Van Wezel's Friday Fest 
August 11th | 5 pm - 9 pm

This Friday Fest will feature TEN-76, a powerhouse high energy band that covers classic and modern rock. From the Lakewood Ranch home base, TEN-76 regularly plays many of the local venues and are expanding in the Southeast Region. They have volunteered their time and entertainment for charities (ex. Breast Cancer, Fire Victims, Veterans, First Responders, and Children in need) to help raise funds and awareness. Free admission. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, take in the music and the sunset, and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors.

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Music In The Gardens
August 20th | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Sarasota Garden Club Presents Music in the Gardens with the fabulous violinist Elijah Luzginov you're strolling through or sitting in a beautiful garden maintained by the members. Enjoy Wine refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, beautiful music, good friends, dancing and more.

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Asolo Repertory Theatre

Summer Circus Spectacular
The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling are happy to partner once again to present the Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater. Don’t miss this family-friendly show that runs Friday, June 9 through Saturday, August 12! The Summer Circus Spectacular showcases some of the finest circus artists from around the world, performing acts to thrill audiences of all ages. 

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The Players Centre

The Graduate | August 17th - 27th
Benjamin’s got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him…A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 60s

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Florida Studio Theatre

A Comedy of Tenors
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century…as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife from causing utter chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride full of mistaken identities, blissful romance, and madcap delight.

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Sarasota Opera

Classic Movies at the Opera
Tickets are on sale now for these great classic movies. Select Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Some of the selections include Vertigo, The Great Escape, and From Here To Eternity.

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Sarasota Ballet

2023 - 2024 Season
The Sarasota Ballet’s 2023 – 2024 Season will feature 7 programs showcasing the internationally recognized artistry and programming of the Company. New repertoire works for the The Sarasota Ballet include a new ballet by Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang’s The Art of War, and a world premiere by Gemma Bond. Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano returns with some of his most acclaimed works and a world premiere, which will be his 11th one act ballet for the Company. Renowned as the ‘Father’ of Ballet in America, George Balanchine, is showcased through Theme and Variations, Who Cares?, and Emeralds from his masterpiece, Jewels. Mentor and a significant source of inspiration to Webb and Assistant Director Margaret Barbieri, Sir Frederick Ashton, comes to life with both humor (Varii Capricci), drama (Dante Sonata), and swiftness (Sinfonietta). And Webb continues to bring back beloved works by Johan Kobborg (Salute), Sir Kenneth MacMillan (Las Hermanas), Paul Taylor (Company B), Twyla Tharp (In the Upper Room), and Christopher Weeldon (The American).

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The Banyan House Brings a Taste of Something New to South Sarasota County (

The casual upscale establishment focuses on New American cuisine with occasional cultural flourishes that pull from Mexico, Korea and even Morocco.

Every time I turn around, I’m hearing something new about Wellen Park. The planned community near Venice and North Port is slated to have 22,500 homes and 50,000 residents once the full build-out is complete, and it is beefing up its dining scene with a new breakfast joint, an incoming coffee shop and permanent food trucks, plus The Banyan House, the newest addition to Wellen Park’s downtown.

The casual upscale establishment focuses on New American cuisine with occasional cultural flourishes that pull from Mexico, Korea and even Morocco. The restaurant’s sparkling new façade evokes Florida Keys-style architecture, which is carried indoors, where high-beamed white ceilings maximize the sunlit interior. Two artificial banyan trees punctuate each end of the main dining room, blurring the line between inside and out.
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