Venice Art Center. An exhibition by the Suncoast Watercolor Society continues through Nov. 5; it's followed by a members-only exhibition of Portrait & Figure, Nov. 13 through Dec. 5. 485-7136.
Galleria Silecchia. On view here through Nov. 15 is a show featuring works by glass artist Doug Randall and oil painter Glenn Harrington. You can also see works by glass artist Hiroshi Yamano, mixed media artist Paul Tamanian and sculptor Mark Davis, Nov. 6 through Dec. 14. 365-7414.
Ringling Museum of Art. Remaining on view through Nov. 15: Paths to Paradise: The World of Buddhism. Also on view: Venice in the Age of Canaletto, featuring the 18th-century Venetian landscapes of Giovanni Antonio Canal, through Jan. 10. Opening Nov. 27 to run through June 27: Inside the Chinese Scholar's Studio, which reconstructs the environment of the Chinese literati literati
Scholars in China and Japan whose poetry, calligraphy, and paintings were supposed primarily to reveal their cultivation and express their personal feelings rather than demonstrate professional skill. during the last dynasty in China. And on view at the Circus Museum's Tibbals Learning Center Nov. 10 through March 4 is New & Wonderful: Inventions and Innovations Under the Big Top, a poster exhibition centering on such thrillers as the hot air balloon This article is about hot air balloons themselves. For the associated activity, see Hot air ballooning.
The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology, dating back to its invention by the Montgolfier brothers in Annonay, and the cannon. 359-5700.
State of the Arts Gallery. Beyond the Sea, featuring interpretations of sun, wind, air and water, continues through the month here. 955-2787.
Dabbert Gallery. The Palm Avenue gallery continues its fifth anniversary exhibition, presenting the work of 25 gallery artists, through Nov. 30. 955-1315.
Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Aging in America: The Years Ahead, featuring photographs by Ed Kashi and text by Julie Winokur and exploring our attitudes about aging, continues here through Dec. 3. There will be a lecture by Kashi at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 and a reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 5. 383-2345.
Museum of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, chartered and incorporated (1870) after a decision by the Boston Athenaeum, Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pool their collections of art objects and house them in adequate public galleries. . Legends in Photography: Major Works from the Museum's Collection continues at this St. Petersburg museum through Jan. 17. Also, Highlights from the Museum's Folk Art Collection on view through Dec. 20 and I Heard a Voice: The Art of Lesley Dill through Dec. 27. (727) 896-2667.
Selby Gallery. Opening with a reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 6: the annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition, which also occupies the new Basch Gallery on the campus. In addition, works from the college staff and instructors will be on view in the Willis Smith Galleries. All through Dec. 9. 359-7563.
Sarasota Sister Cities Association Exhibit. This exhibit, which features 60 photos (25 from Sarasota and five each from her seven Sister Cities) opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Ulla Searing sear 1
v. seared, sear·ing, sears
1. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of with or as if with a hot instrument. See Synonyms at burn1.
2. Exhibit Hall on the Ringling College campus, where it will be on view for two weeks before making stops at Jacaranda jacaranda (jăk'ərăn`də): see bignonia.
Any plant of the genus Jacaranda (family Bignoniaceae), especially the two ornamental trees J. mimosifolia and J. cuspidifolia. Library and Fruitville Library. 861-1277.
Downtown Venice Art Festival. Approximately 150 artists display their work for sale, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 along West Venice Avenue in downtown Venice. (954) 592-8500.
Island Gallery West. The Anna Maria gallery space hosts a reception for featured artists Cecy Richardson (mixed media) and Susan Oberender (stained glass) from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13, in conjunction with the ArtsHOP Gallery Walk, which includes mini art walks around Holmes Beach and the Anna Maria Art League and the Artists Guild. 778-6648.
Artists Guild Gallery. Photographs by Patsy Hall occupy this Anna Maria gallery this month, with a reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 13. 778-6694.
Art Center Sarasota. The sixth annual Florida Photography Open, a juried exhibition, opens Nov. 17 to run through Jan. 9 (reception Nov. 19). Also on view: Shades of Light, watercolors by Dean Mitchell; and featured artists Richard Brownbill, Jimmy Peters and Arieh Aizenberg. And be sure to check out the planned "Private Eyes" tour of private homes and private art collections on Nov. 14; call 365-2032 for more details.
Towles Court/Clair Mitchell Gallery. Small Works, a juried show open to all artists in Sarasota and Manatee, opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 and continues through Dec. 8. Winners will receive a show later in December. 374-1988.
Stellaluna. King Cole Theatricals presents a stage version of the children's book about a female fruit bat fruit bat, fruit-eating bat found in tropical regions of the Old World. It is relatively large and differs from other bats in the possession of an independent, clawed second digit; it also depends on sight rather than echo-location in maintaining orientation. separated from her mother, at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
Children's Reading Day. After its debut last year, this free family event returns, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at The Children's Garden on 10th Way, with a free book provided for every child. For more information, call 330-1711 or 861-1140.
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre. Performing at the North Tamiami Trail club this month: Mike McCarthy, Nov. 1; Kier n. 1. (Bleaching) A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; - also called keeve ltname>. , Nov. 4-8; The Bermuda Mavericks, Nov. 11-15; Tom Arnold, Nov. 13-14; Mitch Fatel, Nov. 18-22; and Joby Saad, in a family night offering Nov. 23. 925-3869.
Sarasota Ballet. International ballet stars Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg guest as principal artists for the Sarasota company's production of the uber-romantic ballet Giselle, Nov. 27-29 at the Sarasota Opera House The Sarasota Opera House (originally the Edwards Theatre) is an historic theater located at 57 North Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, Florida. The vision of a local man, A. B. , in a production helmed by a former Giselle, Margaret Barbieri. 351-8000.
Monday Night at the Movies. It's all about Venice this month at the Historic Asolo Theater, with the following films set there scheduled to screen: Dangerous Beauty, Nov. 2; Othello, Nov. 9; Casanova, Nov. 16; Wings of the Dove, Nov. 23; and Death in Venice Death in Venice
aging successful author loses his lifelong self-discipline in his love for a beautiful Polish boy. [Ger. Lit: Death in Venice]
See : Homosexuality , Nov. 30. 360-7399.
Cine-World Film Festival. The Sarasota Film Society marks its 20th year of bringing recent films from around the world to Burns Court Cinema and Lakewood Ranch Cinema for a week or so of cinema-going, Nov. 6-12. Approximately 50 films will be shown, including student work. 364-8662 or 955-FILM.
Suncoast Wine Festival. More than 300 American and international wines, foods from 30-plus area restaurants, cooking demos, live entertainment and more are all part of this big event, presented by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch and slated for 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch. 870-0002.
Hispanic Festival. A celebration of the Hispanic heritage locally, Nov. 7 at the Hispanic-American Center on the St. Jude campus. Admission free; 953-3934.
Bowls of Hope. At this annual pre-Thanksgiving event to benefit All Faiths Food Bank, you select a homemade bowl from the many available, sample three soups from local restaurants, and take home the bowl, a full stomach and a feeling of satisfaction. Taking place Nov. 8 at Phillippi Estate Mansion; admission $25. 379-6333.
Chowdown for Charity. Enjoy a variety of food and beverages at Gold Coast Eagle's Hospitality Courtyard in Lakewood Ranch from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12, as local restaurants vie for the Chowdown trophy, judged by celebrities and guests. Benefits the Manatee County Food Bank and South Florida Museum The South Florida Museum, located in Bradenton, Florida, is a museum specializing in the natural and cultural history of Florida's gulf coast. The museum includes the Bishop Plantarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium, the home of Snooty the manatee. . Tickets $40; go to oysterbar.net.
Great Teddy Bear Run. This 12th annual run, sponsored by the Sarasota HOG (Harley Owners Group The Harley Owners Group is a club for Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners. It is frequently known by its initials, HOG.
Harley-Davidson® established the Harley Owners Group® in 1983 in response to a growing desire by Harley® riders for an organized way to share their ) chapter, takes place Nov. 15 to benefit KIDS by the Sea, a local nonprofit serving kids with cancer. The event starts with registration at 10 a.m. at The Shoppes at University Center mall and ends up at the Sarasota Fairgrounds n. pl. 1. same as fairground. , with lots of teddy bears strapped to those bikes. For complete info head to rossiterharleydavidson.com or call 951-7005.
New Shanghai Circus. This troupe of Chinese aerialists, acrobats, jugglers and more entertains at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
Junior League of Sarasota Merry Marketplace. The League changes up their usual "Tinsel tin·sel
1. Very thin sheets, strips, or threads of a glittering material used as a decoration.
2. Something sparkling or showy but basically valueless: the tinsel of parties and promotional events. and Treasures" holiday gift mart this year, with a two-and-a-half day shopping extravaganza, kickoff party, holiday luncheon and of, course, a visit from the Big Elf, Santa, himself, Nov. 20-22 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. 953-5600.
Heritage Holidays at Historic Spanish Point. Experience Old Florida traditions amid the historic buildings and gardens of the point, decked out for the holidays from Nov. 22 through Jan. 2. Living history performances scheduled, too. 966-5214.
Jewel. The singer-songwriter drops in for her first time ever at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, in an acoustic evening of her work. At 8 p.m. Nov. 4. 953-3368.
Ten Tenors. The Australian musical ensemble returns to the Van Wezel for a lively evening of diverse repertoire from opera to pop, at 8 p.m. Nov. 6. 953-3368.
Sarasota Pops. "Oscar Meets the Pops" in the Pops season opener, at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at Church of the Palms. 926-7677.
Rosena Hill. This singer with both local (Booker High) and Broadway (Ragtime ragtime: see jazz.
U.S. popular music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries distinguished by its heavily syncopated rhythm. Ragtime found its characteristic expression in formally structured piano compositions, the accented left-hand , The Color Purple) connections returns to her native Sarasota for performances of musical theater, art songs and spirituals in the Artist Series of Sarasota, Nov. 8 and 10 at the Historic Asolo Theater. With pianist Joseph Joubert and trombonist Jason Jackson. 360-7399.
Chamber Soiree soi·ree also soi·rée
An evening party or reception.
[French soirée, from Old French seree, from seir, evening, from Latin . Harpist Cheryl Losey joins the Sarasota Wind Quintet for Ravel's he Tombeau de Couperin, while the Sarasota String Quartet performs Beethoven's Opus 59, in this "In Monuments" chamber evening at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Holley Hall. 953-3434.
New Music New College Series: Living and Dead: The Gettsyburg Project. Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address provides the core for this theatrical composition by area professors Stephen Miles and Margaret Eginton, performed by seven New College students. Nov. 13, 14 and 15 in the College Hall Music Room at New College of Florida Distinguishing academic features
Four core principles form the base of New College's academic philosophy: (1) each student is responsible in the last analysis for his or her own education, (2) the best education demands a joint search for learning by exciting teachers and able . 487-4888.
La traviata. The Sarasota Opera's fall production of the Verdi classic continues with performances Nov. 1, 3, 8 and 11 at the Sarasota Opera House. 366-8450.
Jackson Browne. The longtime singer-songwriter and sometime political activist makes his debut at the Van Wezel with a concert set for 8 p.m. Nov. 18. So if you're Running on Empty when it comes to your Browne fix, here's your chance to fill up. 953-3368.
Great Escapes. "Musical Postcards" is the theme for the Sarasota Orchestra's season opener of this pops-light classic series, offering works by Duke Ellington, Tchaikovsky and Miss Saigon's Claude-Michel Schonberg, Nov. 18-21 at Holley Hall. 953-3434.
Cocktails at Ca d'Zan. The Dr. Dave Band performs this month in the Third Thursday series on the Ca d'Zan grounds, from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19. For info call 359-5700 ext. 5705.
Celtic Autumn. That's the title for this free concert by the Jacobites, a group featuring bagpipers List of Bagpipers Uilleann Pipes
The Bacon Brothers. Bros BROS Brothers
BROS Benefits and Retirement Operations Section (King County, Washington)
BROS Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society (London, UK) and musical collaborators Kevin and Michael Bacon team up once more in a concert of their songs together, at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
Key Chorale chorale (kōrăl`, –räl`), any of the traditional hymns of the German Protestant Church. The form was developed after the Reformation to replace the plainsong of the earlier service and as a means of congregational participation in : Bach to Bach. That's Johann Sebastian and his admirer, P.D.Q. Bach, whose music will be united in performance Nov. 22 at the Sarasota Opera House. 921-4845 or 366-8450.
Dave Koz: A Smooth Jazz Christmas. Performers David Benoit, Rick Braun, Brenda Russell and Peter White join popular saxman Koz for this holiday-themed event, at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
Mandy Milliot. The cellist performs works by Faure, Schumann, De Falla and others with pianist Lee Dougherty Ross in concert Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 at a private residence TBA TBA
See: To be announced ; an Artist Series of Sarasota offering. 360-7399.
Irving Berlin's I Love a Piano. The many tunes of music master Berlin get their due with this revue that journeys through seven decades of American music, at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
Carlton Fisk and Friends Celebrity Golf Classic. Celebs tee off Nov. 7 at the Founders Club, to benefit the Sun-coast Foundation for the Handicapped. 371-8820 ext. 1800.
Play Like a Child Again. A kickball kick·ball
A children's game having rules similar to baseball but played with a large ball that is rolled toward homeplate instead of pitched and kicked instead of batted. fund raiser taking place Nov. 7 at the 17th Street Park Softball Complex, to benefit the Child Protection Center. For complete details, call 924-3022.
Maternal Health Care in the 21st Century: Sarasota and Beyond. Ina May Gaskin Ina May Gaskin is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), who has been described as "the mother of authentic midwifery."
In 1971 Gaskin, with her husband Stephen, founded the famous intentional community known as The Farm in Summertown Tennessee. , a well-known leader in midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training. and maternal health, will participate in this panel discussion at 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, which is followed, by an evening with her that includes dinner and live music. 915-8115.
On the Edge with Economist Dr. Ayse Somersan. The South West Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice and television's The Edge host this economic forum Nov. 2 at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre (hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m.; the forum at 7 p.m.). Local panelists are also taking part; for more information go to swfcpj.org.
An Invitation to the Dance. The Sarasota Ballet's Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri discuss the role of Giselle in this lecture series, at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
Stephen King. Celebrated novelist King (a part-time Sarasota resident) talks about his new, long-in-the-making book Under the Dome, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
Traces of Our Past: Florida's History Through Archaeology. Jerry Milanich of the Florida Museum of Natural History The Florida Museum of Natural History is located at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, USA. It displays exhibits on the flora, fauna, and people of Florida. The main museum is free of charge (but requests a donation). discusses Archaeology in the Archives: The Seminole Indian Photographs of Julian Dimock, 1905-1910, at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion at New College of Florida. 487-4888.
Forum Truth. Former Florida Governor and Senator Bob Graham kicks off Forum Truth's topical speaker series for the fall with an appearance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota; for ticket info call 359-8350 or visit forumtruth.org.
Red Hot Operetta operetta (ŏpərĕt`ə), type of light opera with a frivolous, sentimental story, often employing parody and satire and containing both spoken dialogue and much light, pleasant music. . The Players team with Key Chorale to present a collection of songs from operettas from HMS HMS
Her (or His) Majesty's Ship
HMS (Brit) abbr (= His (or Her) Majesty's Ship) → Namensteil von Schiffen der Kriegsmarine Pinafore to Desert Song to The Merry Widow, through Nov. 8 at the Players Theatre. 365-2494.
November. David Mamet's Broadway hit about an unpopular president running for re-election continues through Nov. 15 at Venice Theatre's Stage II. 488-1115.
The Mystery Plays. Get spooked by two tales of psychological terror by Robert Aquirre Sacasa (one about a deadly train accident, the other taking place years after a horrible murder) through Nov. 15 in an FSU/Asolo Conservatory production at the Cook Theatre. 351-8000.
Nunsense. Those Little Sisters of Hoboken are up to their merry hijinks hi·jinks
Variant of high jinks.
Noun 1. hijinks - noisy and mischievous merrymaking
high jinks, high jinx, jinks
jollification, merrymaking, conviviality - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity once more, through Nov. 15 at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre. 748-5875.
Contact. The Asolo-Sarasota Ballet collaboration on this Tony Award-winning dance theater piece depicting three stories of love continues through Nov. 22 on the Asolo Rep's mainstage. 351-8000.
Run For Your Wife. The Ray Cooney farce about a London cabbie cab·by or cab·bie
n. pl. cab·bies
[cab1 + -y3. with two wives (who are unaware of each other's existence) continues in rotating rep at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre through Nov. 27. 366-5454.
Caught in the Net. And here's the sequel to Run for Your Wife, proving that there is profit in bigamy bigamy (bĭ`gəmē), crime of marrying during the continuance of a lawful marriage. Bigamy is not committed if a prior marriage has been terminated by a divorce or a decree of nullity of marriage. . In this one, the cabbie's teen-age children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, meet--where else?--on the Internet. In rotating rep through Nov. 29 at the Golden Apple. 366-5454.
That's Life. This musical revue continues in Florida Studio Theatre's Goldstein Cabaret, through Jan. 2. 366-9000.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This award-winning musical comedy puts us in the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
midmost of a spelling bee, where the contestants learn that "winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser." Opens Nov. 18 to run through Jan. 15 at Florida Studio Theatre. 366-9000.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Venice Theatre presents the Florida (non-touring) premiere of this hit musical based on the film of the same name (as well as an earlier film, Bedtime Story) about two charming con men who meet their match on the French Riviera. Onstage Nov. 10 through Dec. 6. 488-1115.
FDR. Playwright Dore Schary's work about the president who led us through the 1930s and '40s stars award-winning actor Ed Asner in a solo performance as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Nov. 19-21 at the Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
Wonderland. A world premiere musical by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy that places a new Alice in confrontation with the Queen of Hearts Queen of Hearts
constantly orders beheadings. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
See : Decapitation
Queen of Hearts
“first the sentence, and then the evidence!” [Br. Lit. , running Nov. 24 through Jan. 3 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. . (800) 955-1045.
Camelot. The Lerner-Loewe classic about Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the lost days of the Knights of the Round Table Knights of the Round Table
chivalrous knights in King Arthur’s reign. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
See : Chivalry
Knights of the Round Table
set out to find the Holy Grail. [Br. Lit. takes to the stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
SARASOTA SEASON OF SCULPTURE
Our city will be making a monumental statement about the importance of the arts here as the SOS SOS, code letters of the international distress signal. The signal is expressed in International Morse code as … — — — … (three dots, three dashes, three dots). presents its fifth season, Organic Lyricism lyr·i·cism
a. The character or quality of subjectivity and sensuality of expression, especially in the arts.
b. The quality or state of being melodious; melodiousness.
2. , from Nov. 1 through May 31. Among the artists featured: Peter Voulkos, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Robert Ressler, David E. Davis For other persons of the same name, see David Davis.
David E. Davis, Jr. is an automobile journalist and magazine publisher. His career in the automotive industry spanned from race car driver, factory worker and car salesman to ad salesman with Road & Track , Larry Bell, Mike Gyampo and Henk Van Tongeren. For complete details visit seasonofsculpture.com.
tr.v. be·witched, be·witch·ing, be·witch·es
1. To place under one's power by or as if by magic; cast a spell over.
2. To captivate completely; entrance. See Synonyms at charm. BALLET
The Sarasota Ballet presents the classic romantic piece Giselle, Nov. 27-29 at the Sarasota Opera House. For ticket info call 351-8000.