1. will transform into bit of a speakeasy with the Black Diamond Burlesque Show on Saturday.
Miss Petite Coquette, Mademoiselle Rowdy Pants, and the whole Black Diamond cast of characters are part of a classic burlesque show includes live music, vaudeville, and the elegant art of the tease, according to the comedy theater.
Mistress of ceremonies Vixen St. James will have audiences going va-va-va-voom for an evening mixed with sexy, naughty and funny evening of live entertainment. Mina Munroe, Candy Muldune, and Top Hat Dave will entertain with song and dance and tear-away pants. Lotta Love will be on stage as well.
"We love seeing new faces at each show but the Black Diamond fans are loyal!" Producer Laura Daniel Gale said in a statement. "They know we will surprise them with something new each show and that they will leave wanting more, if you know what I mean!"
Tickets are $20 or $30 for VIP seats in Black Diamond's up close and personal "glitter zone." Late show Saturday, July 28th, is 9:15 pm. Contact McCurdy's for tickets and information: www.mccurdyscomedy.com or 941.925.FUNY
2. Congrats to for its The hospital made News & World Report's 2012 "Best Hospitals" list, ranking #47 for excellence in gynecological care. It also ranked #1 again for overall care in the Sarasota-Venice-North Port region, and this year earned a spot on Florida's top 10 hospitals list.
3. The summer series for the City of Sarasota visual art program is now on display at the New Deal Gallery in the lobby of the Federal Building, 111 S. Orange Avenue, through Friday, Sept. 28. The , woodwork as well as three-dimensional pieces. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, July 27 5:30 to 7 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
4. A free community cleanup in the Lake Sarasota area will be held 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Dumpsters will be provided by Waste Management at two locations:
• Tora Place and Brentford Road (northwest corner by Fire Station 8). Tires and appliances will be accepted at this site only.
• 7100 Lago Street (in front of Lakeview Paw Park).
At both sites, residents can dispose of most household items, yard waste, tree trimmings and other garbage or refuse. Auto parts, electronics, TVs and computers must be taken to 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.
5. Congratulations to Larry Stults for his of Bayou Louise located on Siesta Key.
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) and Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) sponsored the contest that shows images of the low and high tide at various locations in early June and how coasts are likely to change with projected sea level rise in future decades.