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September 12, 14, 15 & 27, 2018 Mellon Grant Arts Events

Monday, September 10, 2018

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New College Announces September Mellon Grant Arts Events. Dance, music, choreography, Asian film, the poetry of hip-hop music and even workshops on narrative writing and computer game design– New College of Florida is sponsoring dozens of events this fall intended to connect the public, the arts and the humanities. Funded by a five-year $750,0000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New College: Connecting the Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Creative Coast seeks to foster deeper understanding of the arts and humanities through new programs at New College and with local arts organizations and the Cross-College Alliance. Through the expansion […]

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December 6, 2018 PINC Experience

Monday, September 10, 2018

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Sarasota Opera House To Host PINC. PINC is a gathering of minds with a focus on science, art, humanity, and the fundamental pieces that create the human experience. PINC is People, Ideas, Nature, and Creativity. It’s a one-day, conference-style experience delivered by a cascade of international speakers from every imaginable discipline, skill, and talent you can think of, any many you had no clue even existed. Speakers range from Iditarod champions, the founder of Vertical Farming, a famous felt artist and a lawyer whose territory is outer space, all the way to Nobel Prize winners, perfume virtuosos, a Master Acoustician, […]

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September 3, 2018 Labor Day

Monday, September 3, 2018

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Enjoy The Fruits Of Labor Day! Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. In 1884 the first Monday in September was […]

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September 6, 2018 VOLUMES At The Ringling

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Antonio Sánchez Performs. As a part of the special installation, VOLUMES, by the artist Ezra Masch each week, a special guest will play in a performance series curated by Masch, including renowned drummers Brian Blade, Antonio Sánchez, Greg Fox, and Taylor “Pocket Queen” Gordon. Learn more by clicking HERE. ► Thursday, Sept. 6th @ 7:30 & 8:30 PM, Antonio Sánchez Antonio Sánchez is a Mexican drummer, composer, and bandleader best known for creating the score to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Sánchez is a five time Grammy Award winner who divides his […]

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August 30, 2018 VOLUMES At The Ringling

Friday, August 24, 2018

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Greg Fox Performs. As a part of the special installation, VOLUMES, by the artist Ezra Masch each week, a special guest will play in a performance series curated by Masch, including renowned drummers Brian Blade, Antonio Sánchez, Greg Fox, and Taylor “Pocket Queen” Gordon. Learn more by clicking HERE. ► Thursday, Aug. 30th @ 7:30 & 8:30 PM, Greg Fox Greg Fox is a multi-instrumentalist, interdisciplinary artist, and teacher born and based in New York City. A versatile and prolific creative, Fox studied percussion with Guy Licata, Thurman Barker, and Marvin “Bugalu” Smith. He has a B.A. in Integrated Arts […]

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August 22, 2018 Business Builder – Helping Hands

Monday, August 20, 2018

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Join Us Wednesday As We Support All Faiths Food Bank. Business Builder is a community networking and support event for real estate professionals, individuals, and local business owners. We gather quarterly at this free event to promote different services and experiences our local community has to offer in the Sarasota and Manatee counties. Download the event flyer HERE. Get you free tickets HERE. All Faiths Food Bank’s Mobile Farmers Market is the beneficiary. Raffles, 50/50’s and donations all support purchasing produce for the mobile market. Bring along non perishable food items if you like. Read All Faiths Food Bank’s REAL […]

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August 23, 2018 VOLUMES At The Ringling

Friday, August 17, 2018

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Brian Blade Performs. As a part of the special installation, VOLUMES, by the artist Ezra Masch each week, a special guest will play in a performance series curated by Masch, including renowned drummers Brian Blade, Antonio Sánchez, Greg Fox, and Taylor “Pocket Queen” Gordon. Learn more by clicking HERE. ► Thursday, Aug. 23rd @ 7:30 & 8:30 PM, Brian Blade Brian Blade is a composer/bandleader and drum virtuoso originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. He has toured and performed with some of the world’s greatest living jazz artists, including Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, and Pat Metheny, as well as with his own […]

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August 22, 2018 Business Builder – Helping Hands

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Join Us As We Support All Faiths Food Bank. Business Builder is a community networking and support event for real estate professionals, individuals, and local business owners. We gather quarterly at this free event to promote different services and experiences our local community has to offer in the Sarasota and Manatee counties. Download the event flyer HERE. Get you free tickets HERE. All Faiths Food Bank’s Mobile Farmers Market is the beneficiary. Raffles, 50/50’s and donations all support purchasing produce for the mobile market. Bring along non perishable food items if you like. The evening features tasty food and libations, […]

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August 13, 2018 International Left Handers Day

Monday, August 13, 2018

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Left Handers You Can Celebrate! August 13th is designated International Left-Handers Day by Lefthanders International. It was first observed on the 13th of August, in the year 1976. As the name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences faced by left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. This day left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed. This event is now celebrated worldwide. Right-handers try out every day left-handed objects to see just how awkward it can feel using the wrong equipment!

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August 13, 2018 School Starts

Sunday, August 12, 2018

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Sarasota/Manatee Children Back In School. It can be hard to adjust from the dog days of summer to the busy and fast pace of the school year but believe it or not, summer is almost over and the school year is about to begin. Students in Sarasota and Manatee Counties will be heading back Monday, August 13th, 2018. The start of school means a significant increase in kids on our roadways. Whether they are walking, riding bikes, driving or are passengers in cars or school buses there are kids on the roads. Monday through Friday in the morning and afternoon […]

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August 13, 2018 School Starts

Saturday, August 11, 2018

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Sarasota/Manatee Children Back In School. It can be hard to adjust from the dog days of summer to the busy and fast pace of the school year but believe it or not, summer is almost over and the school year is about to begin. Students in Sarasota and Manatee Counties will be heading back Monday, August 13th, 2018. The start of school means a significant increase in kids on our roadways. Whether they are walking, riding bikes, driving or are passengers in cars or school buses there are kids on the roads. Monday through Friday in the morning and afternoon […]

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August 16, 2018 VOLUMES At The Ringling

Friday, August 10, 2018

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Taylor Gordon AKA The Pocket Queen Performs. As a part of the special installation, VOLUMES, by the artist Ezra Masch each week, a special guest will play in a performance series curated by Masch, including renowned drummers Brian Blade, Antonio Sánchez, Greg Fox, and Taylor “Pocket Queen” Gordon. Learn more by clicking HERE. ► Thursday, Aug. 16th @ 7:30 & 8:30 PM, Taylor Gordon AKA The Pocket Queen Taylor Gordon is an LA-based drummer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. Ms. Gordon attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a dual degree in Music […]

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August 5, 2018 National Sister’s Day

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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First Sunday in August is your chance to show your appreciation for that unique bond only sisters can understand. All siblings have the odd argument here and there, but deep down there’s little way around the natural connection between siblings. Cherish the memories and make plans to create new ones. Reconnect or patch up any misunderstandings. Sisters are forever. Love you Tammy Kedzierski!

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July 30, 2018 Museum of Art Mondays

Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Join The Ringling On Monday July 30th For A Special Art-Making Program. The event is tied to objects you can find in the galleries as well as free admission to the Museum of Art. You can also pick up one of our Museum of Art Family Guides for fun ways to enjoy the art museum as a family! This program is held in the Education Building Classrooms. Families must pick up their free tickets in the Visitors Pavilion the day of the program. No reservations are available. We will release 100 tickets each hour from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, […]

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Through September 10, 2018 250 Years Of The Circus In Print

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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Tibbals Learning Center Celebrates The First Modern Circus. Throughout the 250-year history of the modern circus, the traveling entertainment has maintained an important relationship with the visual art of printing. In fact, the growth of the circus parallels the evolution of commercial printing, with each business benefiting from innovations in the other. As the print industry advanced from movable type into lithography and eventually offset printing, circuses adopted new visual strategies to announce the wonders to come. Even after shows folded and performers retired, circus posters and prints remained as unique windows on history. Once posted on buildings and fences […]

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