May 31, 2019

Wine Room at Café Gabbiano on Siesta Key

Wine Room at Café Gabbiano on Siesta Key

Delectable Dining

The Sarasota food scene has long been known to residents and vacationers as pretty top-notch. With a wide variety of types of cuisine AND a wide variety of price point and dining experience, it seems there is something for everyone. But as new restaurants replace old or get added to our growing cityscape, I find myself craving the intimate dining experiences of the past. Where can we go in Sarasota to enjoy a quiet hour or so of leisurely dining where we can actually hear ourselves talk? How can we keep intimacy in our dining experiences?

In my most recent blog, I have several recommendations for you if you, too, are searching for a place to bring back intimate dining to your life.

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Musical Musings

Tickets are on sale now for the Sarasota Music Festival, one of the finest classical music events in the nation. Over 400 young musicians audition to be a part of the festival, which includes artist showcases, symphony and chamber performances. The Sarasota Music Festival launches on Saturday, June 1 and runs through Saturday, June 22.

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Summer Small Stage

Winter might be the main season for the performing arts in Sarasota, but we don't slow down very much over the summer. Check out what is happening in theater this summer!

The actors-in-training at the Asolo Conservatory will be putting on a two-play series. The Dog Days Theater series will perform Thornton Wilder’s charmingly funny coming of age story Theophilus North, and Chad Beguelin’s edgy and hilarious Harbor. Find out more.

The Players Centre for Performing Arts will perform three plays this summer in their Summer Sizzler series. Nora Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore kicks off the series, Shout! The Mod Musical will highlight music from the 1960s, and making us laugh to close out the summer will be The Odd Couple. Get tickets here.

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Absolutely Artful

Art Uptown's June exhibit will showcase Frank Bibbins’ Myakka River photography collection captured over the past decade in the 590-square-mile preserve, located mostly right within our home county. 

Stay tuned later this summer for their 11th annual summer juried art show, the Dog Days of Summer. Call to 2D & 3D artists to submit their art for consideration on July 27th. This exhibit will be open from July 27 through August 30. I'll have more information on this one next month.