What's up, Joey? Suncoast weekend round up April 7th

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I’m continually amazed by the amount of events we as Suncoast residents can squeeze into a weekend. With film festivals and weddings, galas and arts, it was a full weekend. So much so that our festivities actually started earlier in the week.

The week started with the fabulous Pique Nique lunch on the bay. It was a gorgeous afternoon full of hats, champagne, more hats, and lunch on the bayfront.

Meanwhile, a different kind of luncheon took place this week at The Francis when All Faiths Food Bank and my friends at the HuB launched Skip-a-Lunch. The “no lunch” luncheon was the kickoff to a 40-day food drive to feed Sarasota youth.

Florida Studio Theatre’s Improv is getting ready to close their first full season in the new lab theater. The troupe expanded their weekly schedule this season and will wrap up April 18th.

Sarasota Ballet had an exciting weekend as they named principal dancer Ricardo Graziano as their new resident choreographer. Cheers to Ricardo and looking forward to more of his exciting work!

The courtyard of The Ringling was the backdrop for Molly Klauber’s wedding to Ethan Biter this Saturday. The couple arrived through a sword arch before dancing the night away. Highlights included an elaborate cheese vignette and a decadent dessert display.

And finally, the Sarasota Film Festival kicked off with a bang Friday night as the festival opened with a screening of Last Days in Vietnam. The afterparty at Van Wezel led fans outside to enjoy the bayfront and even treated the crowds to a fireworks display.

As always, if you spot any celebrities around town, snap a photo and send it to pix@mysuncoast.com.