Concert Hour, Monday-Thursday, 8:15-9:15pm, Porterfield Theater
Monday - Amy Carol Webb
Sometimes the words of a listener go farther and deeper than anything else to express the power of Amy Carol Webb's words and music. After a recent Sermon in Song, one congregant said, as Amy stood at the door greeting folks, "You know, you don't just move us -- you move us forward!"
Amy is a longtime SUUSI-ite, beloved performer and UU minister.
Tuesday - Friction Farm
Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine country, folk an pop into a seamless package of meaningful songs and dynamic performances.
"Their appreciable force is gently delivered with keen lyrics and beautiful melodies, with a hint of humor to mitigate the seriousness of some of their material." David Engels, Emerald Concerts
Wednesday - Wild, Wise Women
Three veteran SUUSI favorites grace the stage this evening for an evening of fabulous entertainment. They all started coming to SUUSI as concert hour performers and have gotten so much from the community that they return every year to sing, teach, volunteer and commune with like-minded spirits.
Tret Fure’s background is as diverse as her many musical talents. She is a singer, songwriter, composer, recording engineer and producer. Her songs take you on her own personal journeys, but leave you feeling as though you had experienced them yourselves.
Wishing Chair, Miriam Davidson and Kiya Heartwood, have performed together in this ‘folk and roll’ duo since 1995. Teaming up to highlight Kiya’s songwriting skills and Miriam’s incredible musical depth has brought the group accolades, fans all over country and many CDs under their belts.
Singer and songwriter, Mindy Simmons was awarded this year with the Duisberg Annual Peace Award from the SW Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice. She is the choirdirector of Unity Church of Sarasota, tours solo as a singer-songwriter, and performs regularly with two bands, The Hot Pockets and the Peggy Lee Quartet.
Thursday - School of Rock
Rapidly becoming a SUUSI tradition, this is a highly entertaining evening brought to us by the young people from the School of Rock workshop. An energenic and electrifying performance as a postlude to tonight's bridging service.
Dance 'til you drop!!
SUUSI is determined to satisfy your every whim and toe tapping desires and they are all smokefree. We’ve got a 21-and-up venue with a cash bar, a young adult venue for the young and young at heart, genres of all kinds and DJs to spin your requests. There are also opportunities for lessons and specialty style dances.
Serendipity Specialty Mix: Monday-Friday 9-10:00 pm
With overwhelming support we are happy to bring you another year of Serendipity’s specialty dance mix. Every night will have a nice blend of styles but will focus on one in particular for the entire hour. You can attend the night of your preferred style, but there will be enough variety so all ballroom fans will be satisfied. When ballroom hour ends, stick around for dance club music beginning at 10 pm Monday - Friday.
Serendipity: SUUSI's Adult Dance Venue
Sunday: 9pm - 1am
Monday - Thursday: 10pm - 1am
Friday: 10pm - 2am
If you are 21 or over and love to dance, dance, dance, people watch, or sit and chat with friends in a fun atmosphere, this is the place for you! We always try and take your suggestions to heart and make every 'spin' of the disc one that will get you up and dancing. Feel free to bring your own tunes and our DJs will do their best to include them and will also take your requests. With our new 'venue coordinators' in charge, we hope to make your dance experience even more fun and interactive!
Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase with ID. Must have a SUSSI nametag to enter.
CACHE - Clean Air, Clear Heads for Everyone
Sunday: 11pm - 1am
Monday - Thurs: 10pm - 1am
Friday: 10pm - 2 am
CACHE is a dance space that welcomes anyone over the age of 14 who loves to dance! Almost anything goes and our DJs want to keep you happy, so don’t expect to sit still for too long! If you bring your own music or make requests, our DJs will do their best to accommodate.
Remember, you will need your SUSSI nametag to enter!
Tuesday 6:30 - 8 pm
Back again for another fabulous run is our third annual family-friendly game night. Look forward to more games and prizes, a best costume contest, bingo, card games, karaoke and more. So bring your best poker face, your favorite games, or just sit back and enjoy what our dealers and pit bosses have to offer up. Be sure to check the arrival and daily NUUS for location.
Open 24/7 Sunday 10 pm-Saturday 1 am
Welcome to SUUSI's own, 24-hour, staffed and self-serve coffehouse and bakery. Whether for an early morning java fix, an afternoon pick-me-up iced coffee, or a late night 'keep me up' cup - we have it all for you.
We have our own self brewing Drip-O-Rama, serving fair trade and organic coffees from the Fair Trade Coffee Company. This year we'll also be featuring guest bakers with home-made treats, gluten-free and vegan too. You will be able to purchase bags of coffee at check-out at the end of the week.
We look forward to seeing you there and remember to BRING YOUR REUSABLE COFFEE MUG! This year we'll be offering some breakfast alternatives and small foods to go.
Continuing in the grand coffeehouse tradition we'll be presenting nightly entertainment from our community. Keep and eye on the Daily NUUS for our Special Event Theme Nights featuring, comedy, music, poetry, community time and our ever popular Teen Night.
Mon 11:30 pm: Opening Night In-the-Round
Tues 7:30 -10 pm: Teen Coffeehouse and 10 pm-12 am: Writer's Night/Poetry Slam
Wed 10 pm-12 am: Stand Up Comedy Night
Thurs 10 pm-12 am Karaoke
Sign-up for all events at Common Ground.
Hours: Sunday 9 pm - midnight
Monday-Thursday 9:30 pm-12:30 am
Friday 10:15 pm-2:00 am
Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It is an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment, drawn from our SUUSI pool of amateur and professional musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, you! It’s a night guaranteed to please.
Sunday is Open Mic Night where everyone can perform. Be sure to sign-up for this event on Sunday by stopping at the Nightlife table during registration. Poets, actors, singers, dancers, young, old, small, tall...all are welcome.
Who gets to perform at Cabaret during the rest of the week? Why, you do, of course! Many who perform on Sunday night can have anpther opprtunity to do their thing during Cabaret on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights. Each evening’s schedule will be listed in the daily NUUS as well as posted outside the auditorium and the dining hall by lunchtime of that day.
Wrapping up the Cabaret week on Friday night is Jamboree, a SUUSI tradition, where two or more people who have never performed together before will do so for the first time on the Cabaret stage. It’s amazing what can get pulled together in less than a week!
So, remember, if you are interested in performing at any of the Cabaret events, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at registration on Sunday or at Cabaret throughout the week!