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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.
Friday, March 6, 8pm
Tickets: $15 adv/$20 door
The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.
Finding a Path to Peace Series: Where Should The Birds Fly Film Screening
No Nonsense Nutrition Class w/ Eve Prang Plews
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30pm
Tonight's topic will be "Healing in a Toxic World - the Art of Detoxification."
Wednesday, March 11, 7pm
Tickets: $15 adv/$20 door
FullSet are quickly becoming one of the most well known bands in the Irish music scene today. The members are all strong players: Andrew Meaney (Guitar) Eamon Moloney (Bodghran) Janine Redmon (Button Accordion) Martino Vacca (Uileann Pipe, Whistles) Michael Harrison (Fiddle) Teresa Horgan (Vocals, Flute). Martino and Michael are especially dazzling on pipes and fiddle respectively, playing off of each other in some dizzying riffs. They offer an enjoyable range of instrumental and vocal tunes, both contemporary and traditional.
Bird Tribe & Invision
National PI Day Celebration features Music, Poetry, Dance & Pie!
Joe Bruno's Dixieland Hot Dogs
Sunday, March 15, 6pm
These Hot Dogs are serious, accomplished musicians that know how to have fun. The band's leader is Joe Bruno Sr., whose family has a long history in Dixieland music. Before he formed the Dixieland Hot Dogs, Bruno performed for several years in Las Vegas. After moving to Florida, he joined the Garden Avenue Seven. In the six-member Dixieland Hot Dogs, Bruno plays the trumpet, and his son, Joe Bruno Jr., plays the bass fiddle. The band's drummer is Eddie Graham, who performed with Earl "Fatha" Hines.
Wednesday, March 18, 7pm
Tickets: $10 Adv/$15 Door
The Brazilian guitar wizard Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists.His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names right now.
Wordier Than Thou Storytellers Open Mic
Thursday, March 19, 7pm
This unique open mic focuses on storytelling -- no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you're just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from our area's wordsmiths. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Readings will begin around 7 p.m.
A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed. Suggested $5 donation at the door and refreshments available.
Finding a Path to Peace: Light Dinner and Reflection
Sunday, March 22, 6pm
We will reflect on what we've learned over the past weeks and look toward what steps we would like to take next.
Advance tickets available here: http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org/apps/webstore/
Faces of Change: Community Theatre Documentary
Monday, March 23, 7:30pm
Directed and conceived by Asolo Rep's award-winning Education & Outreach department, Faces of Change strives to provide insight and awareness while promoting open dialogue within the community. The Faces of Change team, comprised of Asolo Rep staff and community members, has interviewed a variety of local citizens and has created true and honest portrayal of the Sarasota community that you don't want to miss.
Book Talk with Eileen Flanagan
Tuesday, March 24, 6pm
"Simple, beautiful and nourishing, this book is a necessary reminder that the renewable energy we need most is people power!" —Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org
Films for a Future: TINY
Thursday, March 26 - $5 suggested donation
Potluck @ 6pm; Film @ 7pm
TINY is a documentary about home, and how we find it.The film follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space.
Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about good design, the nature of home, and the changing American Dream.
The Social Profit Handbook Book Talk
Tuesday, March 31, 4 to 5:30pm
The Social Profit Handbook offers those who lead, govern, and support mission-driven organizations and businesses new ways to assess their impact in order to improve future work rather than merely judge past performance.
About the Author: David Grant is the former president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was responsible for development and evaluation of programs in the foundation’s major areas of giving (Arts, Education, and Environment), as well as the foundation’s major initiatives (Poetry and Nonprofit Capacity Building).
Big Night Out
Caravan of Thieves
Friday, April 10, 8pm
Tickets: $12 adv/$15 door
Crowding around a single microphone, The Barefoot Movement are as fun to watch as they are to hear. With effortlessly executed transitions, the pacing between the softer and more vigorous numbers constantly has fans on the edge of their seats. The band features Tommy Norris on mandolin, Noah Wall on fiddle, Hasee Ciaccio on bass, and Alex Conerly on guitar.
The Art of the Blues - Steve Arvey & Bill Buchman
Sunday, April 15, 6pm
When you hear this new CD by the Art of Blues you will know immediately you are listening to something special. The band consists of musical veterans who have all earned their stripes playing with the best of the best for many decades. What comes through is a rollicking brand of playing … a mood of joy, depth, confidence and fun that is only achievable when you’ve got guys with deep musical roots who know what they are doing and who take the greatest pleasure in doing it. The formation of a band with this level of musicianship and maturity to celebrate the art of playing the blues is a rare happening.
Films for a Future: The Unforeseen
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
- 6pm Potluck; 7pm Film Screening
Winner of the 2008 Independent Spirit Award “Truer than Fiction” Prize.
An ambitious west Texas farm boy with grandiose plans tires of living at the mercy of nature and sets out to find a life with more control. He heads to Austin where he becomes a real estate developer and skillfully capitalizes on the growth of this 1970s boomtown. At the peak of his powers, he transforms 4,000 acres of pristine Hill Country into one of the state’s largest and fastest selling subdivisions. When the development threatens a local treasure, a fragile limestone aquifer and a naturally spring-fed swimming hole, the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature a struggle that today plays out in communities across the country.
Films for a Future: Voices of Transition
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
- Potluck @ 6pm; Film @ 7pm
Films for a Future: The Next Industrial Revolution
- Thursday, September 24, 2015
While some environmental observers predict doomsday scenarios in which a rapidly increasing human population is forced to compete for ever scarcer natural resources, Bill McDonough sees a more exciting and hopeful future.
In his vision humanity takes nature itself as our guide reinventing technical enterprises to be as safe and ever-renewing as natural processes.
Films for a Future: Food Chains
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Films for a Future: Rev. Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping
- Tuesday, November 17, 2015
- Potluck @ 6pm/Film @ 7pm