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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 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 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. 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 Exhibit Hall on the Ringling College campus, where it will be on view for two weeks before making stops at Jacaranda 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 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, 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, 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, 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. Tickets $40; go to

Great Teddy Bear Run. This 12th annual run, sponsored by the Sarasota HOG (Harley Owners Group) 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, with lots of teddy bears strapped to those bikes. For complete info head to 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 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, 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. 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. 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, dancers, fiddlers and more, at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Venice. 350-0271.

The Bacon Brothers. Bros 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: 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; 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 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, a well-known leader in midwifery 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

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 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


Red Hot Operetta. The Players team with Key Chorale to present a collection of songs from operettas from HMS 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 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 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. 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 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, running Nov. 24 through Jan. 3 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. (800) 955-1045.

Camelot. The Lerner-Loewe classic about Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the lost days of the Knights of the Round Table takes to the stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Van Wezel. 953-3368.


Our city will be making a monumental statement about the importance of the arts here as the SOS presents its fifth season, Organic Lyricism, from Nov. 1 through May 31. Among the artists featured: Peter Voulkos, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Robert Ressler, David E. Davis, Larry Bell, Mike Gyampo and Henk Van Tongeren. For complete details visit




The Sarasota Ballet presents the classic romantic piece Giselle, Nov. 27-29 at the Sarasota Opera House. For ticket info call 351-8000.

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