Tag Archives: Sarasota events

Looking Into the Crystal Ball Sarasota

The Sarasota Selby Public Library was the location for the 3rd Annual Crystal Ball Fundraiser.  The Friends of the Selby Library put on this casual fundraiser featuring local restaurants, a variety of entertainers and artists to support the library. This event had something for everyone – with music from pop to jazz, ballroom dancers, fire dancing, belly dancing and magic.  Foodies enjoyed tasty bites from numerous local chefs.
Video by studiof.com

Sarasota County Horse Shows at Fox Lea Farms

Fox Lea Farm is a 46 acre horse show facility in Venice, Florida. Less than a 30 minute drive from downtown Sarasota, it hosts more than 30 horse shows annually.
Spectators are welcome, and the admission fee is only $5 per person (no charge for parking).  The facility has bleachers and a viewing pavilion for spectators. Seats can fill up quickly at big events, so spectators are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. There’s even a cafe onsite for food and beverages.
This is a great Sarasota County location for a fun, family event.  You can see exciting shows most weekends.  See the current event calendar at the Fox Lea Farm website.  Call: 941-484-4321 for additional information.

Siesta Key Florida – Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition 2011 Winners

The 2nd annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sandsculpting Competition was held in November 2011 on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida. This contest drew international sculptors and over 40,000 visitors to Siesta Beach. This video features the World Sandsculpting Doubles Champions – Karen Fralich and Dan Belcher. This team won First Place, the People’s Choice award and the coveted Sculptors’ Choice award.
The 3rd annual event will take place on Siesta Key Beach from November 9-12, 2012.
Make your plans now to attend.

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sponsors

It’s time to sign up to help sponsor the third annual Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition!  The Crystal Classic brings the very best sand sculptors from all over the world to Sarasota, Florida.
The entire community appreciates the local sponsors who generously support this world class sand sculpture event.  This year’s event will be held November 9-12 on Siesta Beach, the number one beach in the US, so it’s appropriate that it benefits the Mote Marine sea turtle research program.
Please say “Yes!” when you’re asked to sponsor the 2012 event.  If you have questions about how to get involved, call the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce at (941) 349-3800.

Vampires Invade Sarsota

Halloween celebrations in downtown Sarasota brought the vampires out into the night.  These vampires were dressed to kill in stunning clothes, elaborate makeup and hair.  This event was part of the SRQ Fashion Week, sponsored in part by Whole Foods.  The Pretty in Dead show was held in the Whole Foods courtyard.

Pretty in Dead Fashion Show in Sarasota

The Pretty in Dead show was the finale to SRQ Fashion Week.  Sponsored by and held at Whole Foods, the models featured vampire inspired clothing, makeup and hair styles.  This video features Wicked Threads from St. Petersburg.  Michelle Cobble is a wardrobe stylist for many area designers and photographers.

Alice in Zombieland Costume Party in Sarasota

The zombies were out in force at the Alice in Zombieland party hosted by Z-Edge Tattoo and Piercing.  Well known local model and host, Coraline Blue interviewed a few zombie killers.  Her sister Audra Alexopoulos, owner of Z-Edge, served as MC for the Costume Contests.  Guests were entertained by burlesque troupes from Pin Up Americal, pole dancer Cherry Von Topp and 4 SW Florida heavy metal bands.
Take a look at the most outrageous costume party in Sarasota!

Sarasota Fashion Show by Punk Rock Betty

Punk Rock Betty put on a sizzling fashion event at Pastimes Pub. Summer of Sin was a show of her latest alternative clothing designs. Edgy models with cutting edge styling walked the runway surrounded by a crowd of fans and photographers. Even during the summer, creative people continue to find venues for great things to do in Sarasota!

Sarasota Film Festival – The US Premier of An Encounter with Simone Weil

At the Sarasota Film Festival, we had the opportunity to speak with Julia Haslett, director of the documentary An Encounter with Simone Weil.  This film is the result of Julia’s six year journey exploring the life and philosophy of Simone Weil, a French philosopher and social activist.  Julia approached the project in an unusual way – with an actress who immersed herself in the writings and life of the subject.

Her own alarm over the economic and political conditions of millions of world citizens was an inspiration for this work.  The documentary asks critical questions about human suffering.  See the trailer here:

See more at the film website.