Planning a weekend can be intimidating. Luckily you don’t have to do it alone…
RUSH: Human Movement
This is one of those events that I don’t know if I can describe accurately, but I sure like trying. Chuck Stach and Parker Lennon, two buff fitness trainers, are teaming up with John Revisky, a supertalented photographer; Evan Glantz, a genius at lighting effects; and Michael Murphy’s killer audio. They’re creating an experience of fitness, sight, and sound. This is a true honest-to-God circuit training workout, but without the typical gym setting. Friday night is already sold out, but you have two options on Saturday (2 & 6pm) and a last chance on Sunday (2pm). It’s $20 for admission. And since it’s a real 80 minute workout, you’ll want to wear gym attire and bring a towel and water. Call to reserve a spot (941)323-5824. For more info, check out the Facebook event here.
Towles Court Art Walk
It’s not that I’m so surprised that it’s the monthly Towles Court Art Walk as much as I’m shocked that it’s the third Friday of the month again. Didn’t the pineapple just drop?? Anyway, the perfect date night of the month is this weekend. Towles Court Artist Colony opens its individual artists’ studio doors Friday night for a chance to meet the artists and see their work. (And maybe BUY their work… Valentine’s Day is less than a month away!) This goes on from 6 to 10pm, so it’s perfect to kick-off a date night before dinner, or walk off one of those tasty meals from one of our downtown restaurants. towlescourt.com.
Wine and Food Tasting at Hyatt
The third Friday of the month is also your chance to sample the wine and culinary offerings of Chef Leo from Currents Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Sarasota. From 5:30 to 7:30, you’ll be led through a wine tasting. And Chef Leo pairs the wine with some delicious light bites. All this fun for only $25 per person. You’ll want to reserve a spot by emailing email@example.com or 941.232.0670.
FST Improv is back!
Saturday nights are about to get a whole lot funnier. FST Improv is back for five weeks with their Saturday night shows. This troupe has worked together for years and it shows. This Saturday night is already sold out, so do yourself a favor and book some seats for upcoming shows while you still can. The shows start at 8:30 in the Goldstein Cabaret. Tickets are only $12 with a full cash bar. Get more info at floridastudiotheatre.org.
Grab a seat at The Table
For those of you who were sad when The Table left its Hillview location, fear not. The new location next to Phillipi Creek is even better. Seriously, The Table Creekside maintains its stark white interior, though they can now offer waterfront dining (on Phillipi Creek) in the new location. And the menu is even better. Seriously, if you don’t try the Chilean Sea Bass, you must not love yourself. And if you’re concerned that the price is too steep, you can enjoy their happy hour from 4 to 6:30 SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! They have a great selection of $5 apps and drinks. It’s a great way to get your feet wet with the Table menu. This Sunday, they kick off their first Sunday brunch from 11 until 2:30. For more info, check out tablesrq.com.
Speaking of restaurants, we’re seen a few new ones crop up this month in downtown Sarasota. The Blue Rooster opened next to Darwin’s on 4th in the Rosemary District, serving up classic Southern food with foot-tapping honkytonk music. Jack Dusty, the new restaurant at the Ritz, makes his introductions to Sarasota as well, offering what they’re calling “coastal cuisine and crafted cocktails.” (Hopefully on a sailor’s budget…)
And don’t forget about
The Heidi Chronicles at Asolo Rep. asolorep.org.
Anything Goes at Manatee Players. manateeplayers.com.
Intimate Apparel at Venice Theatre. venicestage.com.
20th Century Photography and Paolo Veronese at Ringling Museum of Art. ringling.org.
And if you’d like to brush up on what everyone was buzzing about on the web this week, check out my video recap:
——-Joey Panek, HowBoutJoey.com