Ringling Underground

#RinglingUnderground: A series of one night only events combining live music and experiential artworks in the Courtyard.

+MUSIC: the HoNGs, Lady Dug, and Aūto Kania
+ART: Unraveled
+UNPLUGGED: Cedric Hameed and Sierra Sellers

Ringling Underground is always free for college students with a valid college ID. It is an extension of the Art After 5 program held on Thursdays after 5 p.m. After hours discounted admission is $15 for adults; $5 for children 6-17, children 5 and under and Museum Members are free.

Complimentary bites from Sonny’s BBQ

Cash bar provided by Modern Events Catering

Ringling Underground is a rain or shine event.
Share your Underground experiences on social media using the hashtag:#RinglingUnderground

The Ringling and Moxie Productions SRQ Presents :

the HoNGs // Miami, Florida // Formed in 2008 by Jamaican-born musician Gordon Myers this multinational rock electronic group has become one of the most popular bands of the Miami music scene.
Quite accidentally, The Hongs band members are a multinational fusion: Jamaican, French, Mexican, Jewish, Costa Rican, Scottish, Cuban & Argentinean. The Hongs blend elements of electro-pop with a dash of nuwave to create a sweet sugary pop-rock-disco. Spreading the dance / rock / house / electro hybrid one toe at a time…

Lady Dug // St Augustine, Florida // Multi-instrumentalist & cosmic jazz-head Amy Douglas (aka Lady Dug) is giant-stepping out with her debut LP. She wears her influences on her sequined sleeve, paying homage to early 90s hip hop, r&b and deep soul. While she attempts these advanced arkestral maneuvers, her introspective lyrics keep firmly grounded & offer a glimpse into the depths of Dug hidden beneath her glittery exterior.

Aūto Kania // Sarasota, Florida // Auto Kania is a newly founded original psychedelic rock trio led by Hungarian guitarist/vocalist Thomas Nagy & backed up by a powerful rhythm crew consisting of bassist Jack Berry & drummer Jared Johnson. Their heavy atmospheric sound takes influence from 60s & 70s stalwarts while incorporating hints of European folklore and jazz in an abstractly modern style.

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Art in the Courtyard at Ringling Underground:
The Ringling and Danielle Dygert presents:

“Unraveled,” a Ringling Museum Courtyard exhibition of three local artists who examine the physical representation of emotions. Including poetics of space, hyper-realized imagery, and confrontational design.

Ava Zelkowitz is an artist and writer who mergers the poetics of text with installation. Her work evokes latent emotional states and reactions as signs, to be confronted as disruptions of environment.

Sarah Grace Bradicich is a print-maker, painter, and textiles artist exploring ideas and issues of femininity through a historical and anthropological perspective. Her work is clean, crisp and hyper feminine. Her explorations of the female body through sugar-coated contraceptives demonstrates a keen eye for both design and play.

Briana Nieves is a religious studies major who utilizes photography and film-making to identify the significance of both the mother and the eroticism in contemporary catholicism. Working with women of color, Bree stretches the aesthetic of tradition.

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Spoken word artist Cedric Hameed will explore the ideas presented in the special exhibition highlighting contemporary artist Hank Willis Thomas. The exhibition, Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915–2015, features digital chromogenic prints reconsidering classic advertisements over the last 100 years – minus their original text. Released from any context, brand, product or messaging, the previously subliminal images are free to speak more directly to what is being sold: the constructed identity and reinforced stereotypes of white women in the U.S. over time. A Century of White Women examines how advertising has helped construct gender ideals over the last 100 years. It is also takes a deeper look at the whitewashing of beauty standards and the idea that female beauty means white female beauty.

Cedric, together with musician Sierra Sellers, will create a fusion of art forms with the aim to connect the audience to art while exploring contemporary and social issues. In this positive space, all are welcome to share your opinions and emotions about the complex themes Thomas explores.

Working in tandem with this performance, artwork created by staff and students of the Visible Men Academy will also be on view via a projection screen. The pieces shown touch on themes of self-image, self-esteem, and the challenging of stereotypes

Best of SRQ Local TGIF Party

Ignite your Friday & spend your ‘happy-hour’ by joining us to celebrate the biggest Best of SRQ event to date!

Meet the winners and finalists of this year’s Best of SRQ Local Readers Competition at the Best of SRQ Local TGIF Party on Friday, April 6, 2018

Hosted in the courtyard at Aloft Sarasota Hotel from 5-8pm with DJ Rus Deep. Meet the restaurants who topped the charts and garnered the most reader votes to sample their award-winning dishes and cocktail pairings.

Thank you to 20th Anniversary Partner Ringling College of Art and Design and TGIF host Aloft Sarasota Hotel.

Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.

73 Degree Flea Indie March Market

Guess who’s back? Back again…
That’s right, it’s your favorite Sarasota monthly market at Jdub’s Brewing! Whether an Up Top IPA is calling your name or you just want to help support local, mom+pop businesses, 73 Flea makes it a one stop shop for your Saturday afternoon.

Each month we bring you handmade goods from local artisans and designers eager to share their new work! Check back as we announce our new batch of vendors with some familiar faces you may recognize from previous months.

Food trucks, live entertainment as well as 25+ vendors, live art and desserts! See you in March, Sarasota!

St. Patrick’s Day Annual Block Party

Come out and enjoy the live music by Johnny Diamond and Triggerfish. Dj Ryan in the lounge with food vendors Bulgogi and Solid Slab, Irish Drink Specials And surprise showing of amazing bag pipers!!
Thank you Gold Coast Eagle, Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association
If you would like to sponsor our event, please contact 941-374-4818

Theatre of the Mind

We read…you imagine…
Celebrating Eight Years of Entertainment
Expand your mind!
Play readings ignite the imagination of the audience.
An experience not to be missed Theatre of the Mind, established in 2010 by winter residents Emilie Robinson and Janet Davies, present play readings and staged performances at Art Center Sarasota. All proceeds are donated to benefit the Center.

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man –with a lot of loose ends. So begins this wildly imaginative comedy by the MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. “Beguiling…and bizarrely moving.” -Charles Isherwood, New York Times.

Movie Meetup: “Beautiful Noise”


DATE: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
TIME: 7:00PM
PRICE: FREE (Donations accepted to support future NFC screenings)
LOCATION: Parkway 8 Cinemas (6300 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243)

Looking for an excuse to check out interesting cinema on the big screen? Join fellow move-makers and movie-lovers Wednesday, February 28th for a rare opportunity to see the Sarasota/Myakka made feature film “Beautiful Noise” followed by an in person Q&A with writer/director Steve Tatone. The film was a gigantic hit when it played at the Sarasota Film Festival, breaking box office records and screening to sold out audiences for every showing. Steve will also be making additional announcements regarding the film and making available 100 free download cards of the “Beautiful Noise” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Make sure to come early for you own copy of the exciting, original songs from the movie.

Beautiful Noise is a rollicking, modern day musical drama featuring original songs and vibrant performances delivered by the films’ talented cast. The film follows the journey of a determined, free-spirited young singer who searches cross country for a reclusive, aging pop-rock icon from the sixties to secure his blessing to rerecord his unreleased lost album, which she’s certain will make her a huge star. In the process, the beguiling young performer and the downtrodden has-been form a special bond. The relationship between the older man and his young muse creates a series of twists and turns that culminates in an unforgettable finale. The mystical, hopeful tale ultimately helps us understand that, in the end, everything we need to succeed is already within us.

Jay White
Danielle White
Kimber Cleveland
King Errisson

Join the New Florida Cinema in experiencing the movie on the big screen and speaking with filmmaker, Steve Tatone about the film. The show starts at 7:00pm. The event is free but donations are encourage to support future New Florida Cinema screenings. Make sure to stick around afterward to hangout and discuss the film.

You can check out the trailer for the film.

YPG’s Outspoken

Passion fuels passion. Come share yours at our YPG event: Outspoken! Join us on Monday, March 5th at Urbanite Theatre for an evening of spoken word poetry and entertainment, plus complementary wine and lite bites.

Interested in sharing your talents? Sign up HERE:

Talents include (but certainly aren’t limited to):
– Spoken Word
– Poets
– Comedians
– Music Artists
– Acoustic Guitar Players
– String Instrument Players
– Vocalists
– Singers
**MUSICAL PERFORMERS: Urbanite Theatre is a small, black box theatre–there is no mic or amplification system. If musicians wish to perform, they must bring their own set up.

Disclosure: Those interested in performing must be tasteful; no ILLICIT or EXPLICIT or DEGRADING content.

Registration: FREE for YPG Members ($10 for future members).

Questions? Contact YPG Coordinator, Mimi Cirbusova, at or 941-556-4038.

MBG Movie Night


Saturday, February 17th, 7:00pm

Join us in our garden for MOVIE NIGHT and get FREE POPCORN!

428 N. LEMON AVE. SRQ 34236

TUE: 4-11pm
WED/THR: 11am-11pm
FRI/SAT: 11am-1am
SUN: 11am-10pm

32 beers + Kombucha on tap. New beers daily.
Outside Garden with picnic table seating,
Ping Pong and Cornhole Toss.
#Movie #MovieNight #DateNight #Family #Film #BeerHere #EatHere #SRQ #MandevilleBeerGarden #DrinkBeer #BeerGeek #CraftBeer #Brews #Sarasota #Florida

January 2018 Short Film Screening


DATE: Wednesday, January 3rd
TIME: 7:00PM
LOCATION: Parkway 8 Cinemas (6300 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243)

Join the New Florida Cinema at 7PM on Wednesday, January 3rd to watch Florida-made short films on the big screen. The New Florida Cinema meets monthly to view short films, episodes and features on the big screen as they were meant to be seen.

The event will screen a number of short films which will be followed by brief Q&As by the filmmakers. The screening will also feature a trailer block with teasers and trailers for locally made films and series.

We’ve got a great mix of films including, “Imagine Imogen” from Lesa Silvermore, “Bubble Gum” from Wheat Buckley, “The Gunman” From Austin McKinley, “Wanna Watch a Movie?” & “Wanna Watch a Sequel?” from Rory Smith, and Episode 4 of Darkest Case Season 2 “Continued Work” from Thomas Frick

Come out. January 3rd, 7pm at the Parkway 8.

Movie Meetup: “The Greatest Showman”


DATE: Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
TIME: 7:30PM
PRICE: $11.19 (normal theater price. available at the door or online at
LOCATION: AMC Bradenton 20 (2507 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203)

Looking for an excuse to check out interesting cinema on the big screen? Join fellow move-makers and movie-lovers Wednesday, December 20th to check out “The Greatest Showman” at the AMC Bradenton 20 on opening day.

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Hugh Jackman
Zac Efron
Michelle Williams

Join the New Florida Cinema in experiencing the movie on the big screen. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets will be the normal prices for the theater. Make sure to stick around afterward to hangout and discuss the film.