Center Upcoming Events
Fogartyville is a special gathering place for those who truly appreciate music and community. Nothing draws people together like a shared musical experience, and nowhere is there a more welcoming environment for audiences and musicians than the vibrant and diverse community that is the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center.
Get tickets to any event at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center by clicking HERE or by copying and pasting http://www.wslr.org/station-events into your web browser.
Wrapped in the Flag with Claire Conner
Tickets: $20 includes book/ $5 without book
Sandfleas Ukelele Meetup
A group of ukulele enthusiasts in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties who enjoy getting together for jams, strum-alongs, open mics, festivals and more!
We also welcome members who play other instruments and would like to accompany ukulele players.
Film Screening: Making a Killing
Thursday, April 24, 7pm
Local filmmaker Bob Gray will screen his new film "Making a Killing: From Bayonet Capitalism to Corporate Plutocracy". From Manifest Destiny to the permanent global war on terror, the history
of military might in pursuit of American capitalists' interests is reviewed. Gray will be present for Q&A following the film.
Activist Potluck and Planning Session
By Invitation Only
Nonviolent Action Training & Sharing Session w/ special guest Kit Evans.
Evan's passion for nonviolence and peace stems from her work experience with the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere since the age of 14. She is a 2004 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a B.A. in Communications Studies and African and Afro-American Studies.
Ms. Evans also holds a M.A. in Teaching: Special Education and a M.A. in Social Justice and Community Development. Kit is a 2004 Teach for America Washington, DC
alumni as well as a 2008 Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Saint Kitts
and Nevis. Her studies and work experience have been centered around gender equality, nonviolence and peace, special education, domestic sex tracking, HIV and AIDS, healing, spirituality, and the performing arts.
Film Screening: The Revisionaries
Tuesday, April 29, 6pm
THE REVISIONARIES showcases how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural religious and ideological class. This documentary highlights how their tactics have had the effect of rewriting key tenets of US democracy and are affecting educational policy at the national level for generations to come.
Sponsored by: Americans United for Separation of Church & State, The Peace Education & Action Center, ACLU, the Center for Religious Tolerance, and the Humanists of Sarasota Bay.
Grant Peeples is a compelling and gritty performer; his fresh, honest, incisive, and eloquent songs command your attention. He’s an original writer with a strong political awareness, writing for the little guys downtrodden by the world in the rush for ever greater prosperity. He'll be performing songs from his new CD Punishing the Myth as well as favorites from the past.
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars
Friday, May 9, 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 door
Kim Lenz exploded onto the rockabilly scene with her debut, Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars in 1998. Being the only female fronting an authentic 1950s-style rockabilly band at the time, Lenz immediately became a critics' darling and a high demand for nightclubs and festivals from Viva Las Vegas to the High Rock-A-Billy festival in Barcelona, Spain. With the release of 1999’s The One and Only, Rick Anderson of AllMusic.com declared, “Kim Lenz is the sexiest thing to happen to rockabilly music since Elvis Presley.” With high energy, creative songwriting, vocal pipes that'll blow you away and a cute Jaguar or two backing her up, Kim's performances guarantee a good time for all.
Get tickets HERE!
Seeing Clearly: Vision Protection for Life
Join us for another installment of our No Nonsense Nutrition Public Education Series with Eve Prang Plews, host of WSLR's No Nonsense Nutrition. She will be sharing her knowledge on sight and vision protection. Reduce dry eye, slow cataract development & prevent macular degeneration. Simple nutrients can protect vision as we age. Learn to protect your gift of sight.
Chillin' with Dylan: Tribute Night w/ the Sarah Mac Band & Radio Free Carmela & the Transmitters
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 door
Radio Free Carmela & the Transmitters join the Sarah Mac Band to pay tribute to Bob Dylan. Radio Free Carmela and the Transmitters are one of the most consistent purveyors of Americana-tinged rock music in the region with a fan base that ranges from small children to octogenarians. The Sarah Mac Band describes their sound as ‘jazzy, bluesy, rock with a healthy dose of soul’.Sarah Mac’s voice at times has the full power and grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Feist or Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old soul or gospel singer.
The Garbage-Men Graduation Concert
Tickets: $7 adv/$10 door
The Garbage-Men are a band of five high schoolers who encourage recycling and giving back by playing music on instruments that they make themselves from garbage and recycled materials. The band has played at CNN, NYC Hall of Science, Times Square, Atlanta's Fox Theater for America's Got Talent, Tampa's MOSI, and The Orlando Science Center.