In Your Mailbox: SRQ Magazine’s October 2018 Issue is Here!


As SRQ Magazine celebrates its 20th Anniversary this month, we cheer the opening of the 2018-19 Arts & Culture season! Take a peak at the hot-of-the-presses October edition with a special insert Culture Primer, which shows exactly why our local arts and culture organizations keep us on our toes yet again this year with another exceptional collection of performances and exhibits—and a few delightful twists.

Read on and enjoy! #LOVELOCAL


  • Culture Canvas: Our Senior Editor’s interpretation of 2018-19 Arts & Culture highlights for the coming year—preview what not to miss to make your theatrical, artistic, vocal and experiential picks of the season.
  • Rebel With a College: To understand Dr. Larry Thompson is to approach paradox. How an out-of-the-box candidate transformed a regional arts school and turned it into an international powerhouse.
  • The Song Remains the Same: From its origins in the furtive backrooms of early juke joints, the blues went on to influence country, bluegrass, folk and everything in between. Sarasota keeps the muddy water flowing with these three jam bands.

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Chamber Titan vs. Legal Eagle: A national climate of political divisiveness reached the Sarasota area this fall—U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, faces well-funded Democrat David Shapiro in the Nov. 6 election, and with partisanship high and outside dollars flowing, the fight for District 16 tests the 12-year incumbent and the true reach of a promised “blue wave.
  • It’s a Jeep Thing: The Sarasota Jeep Club celebrates its one-year-anniversary with a growing community bound by adventurous spirit.
  • Role Reversal: Figure model turned dance photographer Sorcha Augustine channels magic in front of the lens as well as focusing it.
  • Dismounting the Ladder: There’s an empty cubicle and full kegs of beer on Corporate Ladder Brewing Company’s rebellious resume.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • Skate of the Union  Bradentucky Bombers suit up for the pros after a banner year.
  • Unfunded Mandate  In the aftermath of a trying year, state funding for the arts hits alarming lows.
  • Artistic License: Mark Gagnon navigates his own artist’s path.
  • RSVP: October brings no shortage of things to do and see, with contemporary dance, exotic exhibitions, award-winning musicals and more just a ticket away.

CARGO- The Goods, Design Dossier, Retail Therapy, Antique Story, Nest, Books

  • In the Pink  Get in on the color pink movement for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Nobody Puts Honey in the Corner  Sarasota Honey Co. celebrates local buzzy bumblers and raw honey at its family-owned and community-driven apiary.
  • In Record Time  Find a blast from the past 1960s record player at this antique bazaar on Fruitville.
  • Book It  Leave room for reading this month, with new releases about the raven masters of the Tower of London, ancient folklore and the history of the Vanderbilts.

FORAGE- At the Table, Foodarama, Restaurants, Foodie Life

  • Feast or Famine: Sneak into the chambers of St. Armand’s swanky new Prohibition-themed clam bar, Speaks.
  • Concierge Cocktails: These liquored libations found on hotel bars’ menus top the charts for sublime taste, exquisite presentation and off-the-cuff ingenuity.

RECONNOITER- Case Study, Agenda

  • Free Ride: Does public transit have a future in the age of Uber? Sarasota’s iRide failed. SCAT and MCAT merger talks faltered.


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SRQ Magazine is proud to present the 2018-19 Season Culture Primer, the premier index of community arts and culture for the coming year! Culture Primer is tucked into your October 2018 edition and designed as a gorgeous removable guide to the cultural must-do’s in the area.

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here  to access the full pages of the OCTOBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

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