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The Scenestress: Where is everyone?

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If anyone wonders where the young attractive guys are in Sarasota, they were out Wednesday night.

If anyone wonders where the young attractive guys are in Sarasota, they were out Wednesday night.

When I made my way downtown Friday night, I didn't know exactly what kind of trouble I was looking for.  But I was definitely in the mood for something. With the weekend just beginning, I knew I'd have two full days of recovery before I was expected to fully function at work on Monday.  I was looking to "paint the town.

Facebook has continued to disappoint me. Not just because of the whole Messenger debacle (seriously, forcing us to download their app to get our messages??), but because of the way we all behave on it.

This week I went to two parties that should've been amazing. If you checked out the Facebook event pages for each, you'd swear these were going to be packed with your favorite beautiful people.  Not only were the events packed with affirmative RSVPs, the pages were filled with "Can't wait!" and "Looking forward to it" posts, almost ensuring their attendance.

But upon arrival, the events were absent of those very faces that couldn't wait to be there.

On Wednesday night, Clasico kicked off their new monthly offering, Wines of the World, a wine tasting and presentation that gains you access into an ongoing Wine Club, plus a night of sipping and chowing down for a pretty reasonable price.

The hosting team had a pretty impressive spread, led by a sleek House of Cards' Robin Wright Penn lookalike sommelier.   It was a nice turnout of some of Sarasota's more attractive younger professionals (I like when I'm not the youngest person there!) but truly, for what they were offering, they deserved a bigger audience.

Kicking things off in the summer can be difficult, but I'm sincerely hoping the management team at Clasico keeps this monthly offering up.  Not just because I enjoy a good wine buzz in the middle of the week, but because I dig affordable quality events aimed at my age demographic.

No foul though... I had a pretty bunch of faces to look at Wednesday and look forward to next month.

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Andre De Journette was live painting the whole night.

THE FUNCTION

Another event that deserved to be packed to the walls was Friday night's The Function at The Francis.  Billed as "An Arts and Music Experience," its menu for the night literally had the cliched "something for everyone."

Two of Sarasota's quality guys, DJ Imminent and Rus Deep were responsible for the sound.  Imminent was spinning a great beat to keep the night flowing.  I was greeted in the foyer with the photography of two more talented artists, Matthew Holler and Daniel Perales.

A glowing hula hoop dancer had us all captivated, while  Andre De Journette live painted throughout the night. Shadow dancers behind screens warmed up the crowd before a glowing acro-yoga demonstration on the catwalk.

The inexpensive cover charge went to support Suncoast Charities for Children, and it was awesome to see their main gal Lucy Nicandri there enjoying the event.

It would've been nice to see more people, but those who didn't make it were truly missing out on a decent night.

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