Looking for something to do this weekend?

This Friday night marks the opening of a new art gallery at Art Uptown on Sarasota Main Street. The Magnificence of Black and White is a gallery of mixed media pieces by Sharon Stewart, who will be at the reception from 6 to 9 pm. If you don’t get a chance to stop by that night, the gallery is on display until the 27th of January!

As this Friday happens to be the first Friday of the month – and of 2017- two more events feature great shops, music, food, and sometimes performances. Head over to either Lakewood Ranch Main Street for Music on Main or to Palm Avenue for the walk! This month’s theme is “An Evening on the Palm”.

For a bit of a louder time, the 2017 Thunder By the Bay Motorcycle Festival kicks off in two different places; the Coral House and the Polo Grill and Bar. From 3 to 10 pm at the “Welcome Thunder” event at the Coral House, you can find live music, a bike wash, and 50/50. All of the proceeds from the food and drinks go to the Suncoast Charities! At the Polo Grill, the “Born to Be Wild” Kickoff party features a silent auction, tasting stations, and more live music from 6 to 10 pm. (Admission for “Welcome Thunder” is free and is $100 per person for the “Born to Be Wild” Kickoff.)

Don’t forget about the many ongoing shows in the community of theatre! This past week, the Asolo’s production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge opened, and it runs until the 15th of January. For something more light-hearted, check out Clever Little Lies, the regional premiere at Florida Studio Theatre. Get tickets now until March 4th!

Hopefully, everyone had wonderful holidays and the first weekend of the year will be just as wonderful!

Trivia Question:

Was the stage production of A View From the Bridge premiered in London’s West End or Broadway? Leave your answer below and find out if you’re right next time!

Previous Answer:

The Broadway production opened in 1950, but the movie adaption wasn’t released until 1955!