|WE DID IT!!! SEE YOU IN CLEVELAND!!!!|
A GREAT SHOW TO KICK OFF MAINSTAGE FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE
I saw this show at the Van Wezel a few years ago, and it was a knock-out. I can't imagine how much more entertaining it will be at the Gompertz Theatre when it opens FST's 2016-2017 Winter Season. Winner of a Tony Award when it was on Broadway several years ago, the musical was inspired by a true story of the famed recording session where icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley came together for one unforgettable night.
Songs from our youth such as Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues and Great Balls of Fire are just a few in this nearly two hour songfest. Call 941-366-9000 for tickets. There is no better theater value in all of Sarasota.
|Veronica is a spectacular looking restaurant|
Initially, comments were negative, but now comes a very positive review, that given a few weeks to work the kinks out this is one extraordinary restaurant.
Marlene Meyer, a foodie herself, writes: " We had a great dinner at Veronica last night. Sat at table near front door, and though noisy, we could easily talk among the din. Our waitress was well trained and helpful with menu items. Gary had Whole Snapper Thai Fish while I had Grilled Oysters served with delicious french fries. All served hot and fast. Though bar was packed with people waiting for a table, we never felt rushed, and will definitely go back again."
Here's still another restaurant addition to the UTC area. It has been confirmed, Tampa-St.Pete favorite for Greek food, is opening its first Sarasota location next door to JPAN. Not even under construction, there is no telling when it will open, but the space is more than ready for occupancy.
If going for dinner, I suggest reservations, as this time of year the place will be packed. Call 941-928-0824 for reservations either here or Paradise Plaza.
"Welcome back Bridge Players." So says Michelle Golden, owner and operator of In-Between Bridge Club, 501 N. Beneva Rd. Unit 612 in Courtyard near Fruitville. With games Monday-Saturday beginning at 1pm now is the time to reserve your space for the next several months. You can call 941-365-7875 for reservations. In addition to the regular games there are Lessons and Workshops. Easybridge 1 is on Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 and Easybridge 2 Saturday mornings, same time. Easybridge Workshops are Monday from 7-9 pm. To view lesson and game schedule click here.
|Scene from last year's Sarasota Walk|
Florida is now the state with the third largest total of patients and as our population ages so does the threat of Alzheimer's striking a friend or someone in your family. To learn more about the alzheimer association and to register for this event click here. Join your friends for a fun walk and help create awareness of a national epidemic.
There is no charge to register, but sponsorships and contributions are encouraged and welcome.
|Good reviews for this 2015 film|
|Opening night film|
|True story of poet Pablo Neruda|
Letters....I Get Letters....I am gratified at the number of you who read Jim Knows Sarasota and respond with email either agreeing, disagreeing or in one case this week, unsubscribing. I won't identify the person, but this is the gist of his double whammy: "Your opinions suck-you come off as a fat old man-bury your head in the sand and suck it until you choke"; "You represent what is wrong with Sarasota-an old fart-good by(his spelling), good riddance(again his spelling)". So sorry to see him go!!!
|Cast of HAMILTON|
|Happy Birthday, Jason. Don't go wild on Blue Moon Thursday!!!|
Thanks again for reading. What an exciting way to end the week.....JIM
|ONE I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER!!!|