1. If you don't have a ticket for , then you're out of luck.
The Republican Party of Sarasota County announced Thursday that Statesman of the Year dinner sold out to a record crowd. Trump will receive the Statesman of the Year award from the local GOP party that night before 950 guests.
“This is the largest crowd we have ever had attend a ticketed function. There has never been anything like it, the press coverage, the excitement and the overwhelming number of people wanting to witness Mr. Trump receive the honor of Statesman of the Year has been bigger than anything we have ever dealt with before," Party Chairman Joe Gruters said in a news release.
2. opening weekend continues as the show brings back favorites from Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding and more. The show, adapted by Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, has performances at 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday. Tickets cost $29.50 and can be purchased on www.wbttsrq.org or by calling the box office at 941-366-1505.
3. Preparations are already taking place in Sarasota for Tropical Storm Isaac, which may turn into a hurricane. County officials will discuss this afternoon whether or when a and this weekend. Classes are canceled Monday and Tuesday.
4. Jazz great and Venice resident Dick Hyman will perform standards and his favorites at 7:30 p.m. tonight at . He'll be accompanied by clarinetist Ken Peplowski. Tickets cost $10. For more info, call 366-1552.
5. You'll have to watch how long you're parking at the garage more carefully now. The and will issues warnings through the rest of the month. Tickets will be issued starting Sept. 1.