Local country-rock band Rebel Heart is featured in this month’s free Friday Fest at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. It’s an outdoor event on the waterfront, but it moves inside if it rains.
“Art of the Costume: Working Women in Uniform” at State College of Florida is part of the college’s “Art of the Costume” series. It looks at uniforms and costumes women have worn at work over the past hundred year or so.
The Summer Sixteen Tour features two of the biggest names in music, along with “special guests.” Drake and Future have collaborated on several projects, including last year’s “What a Time to Be Alive.”
Girl group Fifth Harmony, which was formed on “The X Factor” four years ago, has had three platinum singles already. Opening act JoJo topped the charts with “Leave (Get Out)” when she was 13, and has maintained a solid career ever since. They’ll be at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Officials of First Brass of Sarasota, which is organizing Sunday’s BrassFest, say this may be the largest professional brass ensemble ever brought together in Florida. They’ll plays a concert of jazz, classical and pop music, including original material.
“Politics? Maybe,” so shrugs a young Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) in Richard Tanne’s “Southside with You.” At the moment, he’s got more important things to focus on — namely, his companion, Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and whether they’re on a date or not. Tanne’s film follows the first date of the future first couple, “Before Sunrise” style. It’s a little bit about politics, but mostly just about these two remarkable people, their life stories and what they want to do in the world, which at this time is simply “more.”
The Manasota Grilled Cheese Festival in Sutton Park in Palmetto features 20 Florida food vendors offering a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, from the very traditional to the very creative. Proceeds go to a Sarasota charity that provides custom wheelchairs for disabled veterans.
Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe brings back “Aunt Rudele’s Family Reunion,” a one-person comedy written by and featuring Nate Jacobs. Jacobs is the artistic director of WBTT, and he created the wise but abrasive Aunt Rudele character in the 1970s when he was performing stand-up comedy.