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January


brownsville song (b-side for tray)
Jan 25 - Mar 26
Various Dates & Times
Tray Thompson is not just a name, not just a statistic. Set against the gritty backdrop of rundown Brooklyn, brownsville song is a poignant, and uplifting story of one family's courage and endurance after a senseless act of gang violence alters a high school senior's dreams forever. REGIONAL PREMIERE! "Poignant...vivid" - The New York Times
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000

 

February


Older Than Dirt
Feb 8 - Jun 4
Various Dates & Times
Getting old is not for sissies, but it sure is good for a laugh. This musical comedy revue provides a witty and heartfelt 360 degree view of aging. Featuring songs by Shel Silverstein, Adam Sandler, and Neil Young, Older Than Dirt takes the audience on a journey through the pitfalls and perks of aging. Featuring songs such as "When I'm 64," "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age," and "Forever Young." "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age" -
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000

 

March


Grounded
Mar 22 - Apr 2
Various Dates & Times
An ace fighter pilot is reassigned to desk duty following an unexpected pregnancy. After the birth of her child, she is relegated to operating drones from her base in Las Vegas. As she destroys enemies from the safety of a control room, Grounded takes us on a journey of self-discovery, identity, and morality. "A searing piece of writing" - The Guardian
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000
Florida Creativity Weekend
March 24 - 26 Various Times
This conference is a great opportunity to explore creativity in many forms! Participants will walk away with a fresh "tool kit" of creative problem solving skills and productive play practices for their personal and professional life, as well as a sparked imagination which can positively impact every area of life!
Location: USF Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio Theatre
Information: www.flcreativity.com/ or 941.315.4977
Footloose
Sat. Mar. 25
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Chicago
Sat. Mar. 25
8:00 PM
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Fashion Funds the Cure benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Sat. Mar. 25
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fashion Funds the Cure is a celebration of incomparable strength and courage as girls and boys battling cancer make their debut on the runway.
Location: The Mall at University Town Center
Information: nationalpcf.org/fftc or 813.269.0955
Sarasota Honey Bee Festival
Sat. Mar. 25
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Local hydroponic farm partners with Sarasota Honey Co. For fun filled day filled with education on plight of honey bees, "space technology" for farming, artisans, vendors, puppet show, u pick strawberries, kid zone, live music and more!
Location: Sweetgrass Farms, 8350 Carolina St
Information: 941.400.4998
Sarasota Honey Bee Festival
Sat. Mar. 25
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fun for All Ages. Addmissions Benefiting University of Florida Honey Bee Research Lab. Festivities include: Local artisan food trucks, You-pick strawberries, Raw Local Honey Tastings, Vendor & arts fair, Live Music & Family Entertainment, Kid Zone crafts & games, Educational Booths: Backyard Beekeeping, Master Gardening, Pollination & More!
Location: 8350 Carolina Street
Information: www.SarasotaHoneyBeeFest.com or 941.587.1965
Sarasota Home Show
Sat. Mar. 25
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Don't miss the Sarasota Home Show! Come see everything for your home; Builders, Contractors, Kitchens, Baths, Garden Displays, Landscapers, Pools, Spas, Security Systems, Garage Doors, Driveways, Windows, Solar, and much more!
Location: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
Information: sarasotahomeandgardenshow.com/ or 407.273.7469
Music Compound Talent Show
Sat. Mar. 25
12:00 PM
Music Compound's very own talent competition. 15 individuals will be selected to compete at May 11th's live event/competition. First Place Prize, $3,000 value: 3 hours at Jump Dog Audio Productions . Work with songwriter Alicia Major . Headliner show at Music Compound , 3 month premium membership at Music Compound. Check-in: Noon, Auditions Begin 1:00PM Pre-Registration Required. $15 NON-REFUNDABLE. All Ages Welcome.
Location: Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen RD
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100
Footloose
Sun. Mar. 26
2:00 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Chicago
Sun. Mar. 26
2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
2017 Riverview High School Chorus
Sun. Mar. 26
5:00 PM
Students from this choral program, under the direction of David Verdoni, have traveled to Europe 6 times in previous years and regularly earn superior ratings at both the district and state levels.
Location: Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, 6135 Beechwood Ave.
Information: pineshorespres.org/music-2/concert-series/ or 941.922.1596
Sarasota Home Show
Sun. Mar. 26
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Don't miss the Sarasota Home Show! Come see everything for your home; Builders, Contractors, Kitchens, Baths, Garden Displays, Landscapers, Pools, Spas, Security Systems, Garage Doors, Driveways, Windows, Solar, and much more!
Location: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
Information: sarasotahomeandgardenshow.com/ or 407.273.7469
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Mon. Mar. 27
8:00 PM
Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-­-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", and multiple awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking album, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame and their recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Royal Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate
Tue. Mar. 28
2:00 PM
Simply Gourmet is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking the bay. Tickets are $35. The afternoon includes an array of sweet and savory offerings and unlimited tea served in an eclectic collection of old-fashioned tea sets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the view or stroll around the grounds. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Crosley Foundation. Reservations required.
Location: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: 941.225.9122
Footloose
Tue. Mar. 28
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Momix - Opus Cactus
Tue. Mar. 28
8:00 PM
Internationally celebrated for presenting work of superior inventiveness and physical beauty for over 35 years, MOMIX combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, props and pure talent. Under the direction of Moses Pendleton, the breath-taking dance company returns to the Van Wezel with Opus Cactus. Back and better than ever after a ten-year break, Opus Cactus brings the American Southwest to life with dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. “…Pendleton’s ingenuity, theatricality and cunning imagination are seen at full stretch in strange vignettes of the Sonoran desert.” -Clive Barnes New York Post
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Royal Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate
Wed. Mar. 29
2:00 PM
Simply Gourmet is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking the bay. Tickets are $35. The afternoon includes an array of sweet and savory offerings and unlimited tea served in an eclectic collection of old-fashioned tea sets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the view or stroll around the grounds. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Crosley Foundation. Reservations required.
Location: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: 941.225.9122
Sarasota Orchestra - Magnificent Seven
Fri. Mar. 31
8:00 PM
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is best known for its touching second movement that slowly builds into an intoxicating climax. It is also a work of surprising levity and dance-like rhythms. Audacious and bold, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 is loved for its originality, a perfect vehicle for the talents of Bertrand Chamayou. Tickets from $33
Location: NeelPAC
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/magnificent-seven

 

April


Footloose
Sat. Apr. 1
2:00 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Manatee Community Concert Band-"An American Celebration"
Sat. Apr. 1
7:30 PM
The Manatee Community Concert Band will be featuring many of America's Greatest Composers, with "An American Celebration" on April 1 at Manatee High School Auditorium, 902 33rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton. You will hear music by Irving Berlin, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Sousa, Leroy Anderson, Marvin Hamlisch and many more. Special Guest Artists will include Dr. Frank Kumor on Xylophone, Taylor Irelan on Flute and Vocalist Amy Connours. Concert is always Free to the Public. Donations will be accepted.
Location: Manatee High School Auditorium. 902 33rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton
Information: www.manateeconcertband.org or 941.462.3188
Footloose
Sat. Apr. 1
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Magnificent Seven
Sat. Apr. 1
8:00 PM
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is best known for its touching second movement that slowly builds into an intoxicating climax. It is also a work of surprising levity and dance-like rhythms. Audacious and bold, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 is loved for its originality, a perfect vehicle for the talents of Bertrand Chamayou. Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/magnificent-seven
Footloose
Sun. Apr. 2
2:00 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Magnificent Seven
Sun. Apr. 2
2:30 PM
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is best known for its touching second movement that slowly builds into an intoxicating climax. It is also a work of surprising levity and dance-like rhythms. Audacious and bold, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 is loved for its originality, a perfect vehicle for the talents of Bertrand Chamayou. Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/magnificent-seven
La Musica International Chamber Music Festival
Various Dates & Times
It's season 31! Four chamber music concerts feature master musicians from around the globe. Enjoy the works of Mendelssohn, Webern, R. Strauss, J. C. Bach, Mozart, Dvorak, Schubert, Smetana, Paganini, Boccherini and Schumann.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.lamusicafestival.org or 941.366.8450
Menopause the Musical
Tue. Apr. 4
8:00 PM
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years! It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Rich Girl
Apr 5 - May 26
Various Dates and Times
Rich Girl is a clever and contemporary comedy about women and their relationship to men, mothers, and money - in that order. Can they ever really coexist? REGIONAL PREMIERE! "Clever detail" - Talkin Broadway
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000
La Musica's Meet the Musicians
Wed. Apr. 5
5:30 PM
Mingle with the musicians and enjoy wine, light bites and a Mozart mini concert. $25/pp.
Location: Dolphin Aviation
Information: www.lamusicafestival.org or 941.366.8450
Sarasota Orchestra - The People's Choice
Wed. Apr. 5
5:30 PM
Orchestra subscribers vote for works to be performed in this series finale. The pieces will include pieces performed within the last five years that have the support of audiences for an encore performance. Works will be picked from the classics; ballet and opera; Broadway; and the movies. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/the-peoples-choice
Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Experience
Wed. Apr. 5
8:00 PM
Rhapsody & Rhythm is musical celebration of one of the greatest songwriting teams in history is a one of a kind entertaining concert experience that is not to be missed. This multimedia musical celebration, with host and pianist Richard Glazier, offers a unique experience that celebrates the collaborative genius of George and Ira Gershwin. Hear favorites such as “‘S Wonderful,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “ I Got Rhythm,” “Summertime” and “Strike Up the Band.” In addition to the legendary music, this unforgettable concert includes rare Gershwin home videos and photos, special family stories and much more!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Footloose
Thu. Apr. 6
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - The People's Choice
Thu. Apr. 6
7:30 PM
Orchestra subscribers vote for works to be performed in this series finale. The pieces will include pieces performed within the last five years that have the support of audiences for an encore performance. Works will be picked from the classics; ballet and opera; Broadway; and the movies. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/the-peoples-choice
Sarasota Orchestra - The People's Choice
Fri. Apr. 7
5:30 PM
Orchestra subscribers vote for works to be performed in this series finale. The pieces will include pieces performed within the last five years that have the support of audiences for an encore performance. Works will be picked from the classics; ballet and opera; Broadway; and the movies. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/the-peoples-choice
La Musica's Musical Chefs Interactive Dinner
Fri. Apr. 7
6:00 PM
A lively, interactive dinner event featuring La Musica artists Claudio Cruz and Antonio Meneses taking turns leading guests in cooking demonstrations to create the evening's meal. This event is the most fun you'll ever have making dinner! It WILL sell out so reserve early. $175-$250/pp.
Location: Michael's Wine Cellar
Information: www.lamusicafestival.org or 941.366.8450
Footloose
Fri. Apr. 7
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Neil Sedaka
Fri. Apr. 7
8:00 PM
Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. These are just a few of the titles that can be used to describe Neil Sedaka. His impressive career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50’s, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60’s, a superstar in the 70’s and remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. Neil's latest collection of songs is I Do It For Applause, a CD of twelve new Sedaka songs and the culmination of sixty-three years of writing.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Footloose
Sat. Apr. 8
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
RAIN
Sat. Apr. 8
8:00 PM
This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Don’t miss the Broadway smash that’s taking the world by storm. RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Featuring new songs & high definition imagery, this expanded RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Sarasota Orchestra - The People's Choice
Sat. Apr. 8
8:00 PM
Orchestra subscribers vote for works to be performed in this series finale. The pieces will include pieces performed within the last five years that have the support of audiences for an encore performance. Works will be picked from the classics; ballet and opera; Broadway; and the movies. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/the-peoples-choice
Footloose
Sun. Apr. 9
2:00 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Chris Botti
Wed. Apr. 12
8:00 PM
Returning by popular demand with an intimate live concert, trumpeter Chris Botti will again thrill you with his love for rich, evocative melodies and a treasure chest of jazz standards, famous classical masterpieces and soon-to-be instant favorites. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries and has cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
The Four Tops and The Temptations
Thu. Apr. 13
8:00 PM
The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the things You Do” turned the guys into stars. The Four Tops have been marveling audiences with their infectious blend of pure vocal power and sweet harmonies since 1954. High school friends from Detroit's North End, Levi Stubbs, Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Abdul "Duke" Fakir and Lawrence Payton started playing parties as the Four Aims, as they were aiming for the top. After catching the ear and eye of singer Billy Eckstine, they changed their name to The Four Tops, so as not to be confused with the Ames Brothers.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
2017 Siesta Key Easter Egg Hunt
Sat. Apr. 15
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Come celebrate Easter with the Siesta Key Chamber at this year's Siesta Key Children's Easter Party and Egg Hunt. This family friendly event is open to children ages 1-6 with an advance registration of $10 per child. *Deadline to register is April 7, 2017*
Location: Turtle Beach, 8918 Midnight Pass Rd.
Information: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edu8qlve8edd70e2&llr=btrlw7cab
Under The Streetlamp
Tue. Apr. 18
8:00 PM
Under the Streetlamp, America’s favorite vocal group with 2 PBS top specials and legions of faithful fans, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet — recent leading cast members of the Tony Award®-winning musical Jersey Boys — deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. You’ll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, Rock ‘n’ Roll and your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and more. Plus a “show-stopping” salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
David Sedaris
Wed. Apr. 19
8:00 PM
Known for cutting wit and sharp social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. Master of satire, David has written multiple books as well as collections of personal essays. His most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, became an immediate bestseller, with the audio version earning a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. His pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Alton Brown Live! Eat Your Science
Thu. Apr. 20
8:00 PM
Alton Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. In “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations. Alton promises “plenty of new therapy-inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don’t want to give too much away, but this time we’re going to play a little game while we’re at it. Plus, you’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.” He’s also contemplating more sophisticated protective gear for folks in the first few rows…just in case things get messy…again.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Sarasota Orchestra - The Music of Sinatra
Fri. Apr. 21
8:00 PM
Jazz vocalist Michael Andrew’s silky, smooth croon recalls a bygone era. The days of the Rat Pack may be behind us, but Andrew’s tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Sarasota Orchestra proves one thing: The Best is Yet to Come. This concert is a multi-media experience that combines classic favorites from the Sinatra songbook with video clips and narration that tells the life story of legendary Ol' Blue Eyes. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/the-music-of-sinatra
Annual Suncoast Boat Show Sails into Sarasota
Fri. Apr. 21
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The 35th annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota will take place Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota. Compare hundreds of boats from the Gulf Coast's leading dealers and shop for electronics, marine accessories, jewelry, art, clothing and more while enjoying scenic waterfront views, live music and appetizing food and refreshing drinks at two onsite restaurants. Plenty of parking spaces available at nearby public garage within walking distance to the show. Admission $14 Adults, Children under 15 FREE
Location: Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza
Information: ShowManagement.com or 800.940.7642
Sarasota Orchestra - The Music of Sinatra
Sat. Apr. 22
2:30 PM
Jazz vocalist Michael Andrew’s silky, smooth croon recalls a bygone era. The days of the Rat Pack may be behind us, but Andrew’s tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Sarasota Orchestra proves one thing: The Best is Yet to Come. This concert is a multi-media experience that combines classic favorites from the Sinatra songbook with video clips and narration that tells the life story of legendary Ol' Blue Eyes. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/the-music-of-sinatra
Heroes Party at the Music Compound
Sat. Apr. 22
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Our annual live music and craft beer tasting festival! Party with us in Sarasota at the Music Compound and help support our veterans! ALL proceeds go directly to veterans benefitting from Heroes Welcome Home, your local non-profit! Event is FREE to the public! Beer Tasting Tickets may be purchased for $15.00 and food may be purchased for an additional cost. FEATURED MUSIC ARTISTS LEVIATHAN CROSS! ALL VETERANS JAM BAND! DEMOCRACY!
Location: Music Compond, 1751 Cattleman Rd Sarasota
Information: www.heroeswelcomehomefl.com/heroes-party or 941.448.8651
Sarasota Orchestra - The Music of Sinatra
Sat. Apr. 22
8:00 PM
Jazz vocalist Michael Andrew’s silky, smooth croon recalls a bygone era. The days of the Rat Pack may be behind us, but Andrew’s tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Sarasota Orchestra proves one thing: The Best is Yet to Come. This concert is a multi-media experience that combines classic favorites from the Sinatra songbook with video clips and narration that tells the life story of legendary Ol' Blue Eyes. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/the-music-of-sinatra
Annual Suncoast Boat Show Sails into Sarasota
Sat. Apr. 22
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The 35th annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota will take place Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota. Compare hundreds of boats from the Gulf Coast's leading dealers and shop for electronics, marine accessories, jewelry, art, clothing and more while enjoying scenic waterfront views, live music and appetizing food and refreshing drinks at two onsite restaurants. Plenty of parking spaces available at nearby public garage within walking distance to the show. Admission $14 Adults, Children under 15 FREE
Location: Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza
Information: ShowManagement.com or 800.940.7642
One Night of Queen
Sun. Apr. 23
7:00 PM
In 2000, Gary Mullen won the British network ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since then, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Annual Suncoast Boat Show Sails into Sarasota
Sun. Apr. 23
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The 35th annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota will take place Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota. Compare hundreds of boats from the Gulf Coast's leading dealers and shop for electronics, marine accessories, jewelry, art, clothing and more while enjoying scenic waterfront views, live music and appetizing food and refreshing drinks at two onsite restaurants. Plenty of parking spaces available at nearby public garage within walking distance to the show. Admission $14 Adults, Children under 15 FREE
Location: Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza
Information: ShowManagement.com or 800.940.7642
Kinky Boots
Tue. Apr. 25
8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Boeing Boeing
Wed. Apr. 26
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Kinky Boots
Wed. Apr. 26
8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Boeing Boeing
Thu. Apr. 27
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Kinky Boots
Thu. Apr. 27
8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Kinky Boots
Fri. Apr. 28
8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Kinky Boots
Sat. Apr. 29
2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Boeing Boeing
Sat. Apr. 29
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
National Nanny Training Day Southwest Florida
Sat. Apr. 29
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
National Nanny Training Day is held to recognize the needs of young children and to raise awareness of the positive correlation between nanny training and quality care. This national initiative is part of Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. On Saturday, April 29th nannies from all over the U.S and the UK and AUS will gather in their local communities at training events designed to meet their unique needs. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-nanny-training-day-swfl-tickets-32513671266 Your ticket price of The price is $27.37 includes lunch, a swag bag, workshops and many new friends. To get your ticket click here.
Location: Holiday Inn, 5730 Gantt Rd Sarasota
Information: www.facebook.com/groups/1810664859193779/?hc_ref=SEARCH
Kinky Boots
Sun. Apr. 30
2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Boeing Boeing
Sun. Apr. 30
2:00 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494

 

May


Boeing Boeing
Tue. May. 2
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Wed. May. 3
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Thu. May. 4
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Fri. May. 5
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Sat. May. 6
2:00 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Sat. May. 6
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Sun. May. 7
2:00 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Exotic Bird Extravaganza
Sun. May. 7
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Vendors will be selling birds, cages, stands, food, toys and more. Admission $4, parking is free. Sponsored by The Florida West Coast Avian Society.
Location: Potter Building at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd.
Information: www.fwcas.org
Evolving/Revolving
Thu. May. 11
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Evolving/Revolving
Fri. May. 12
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Sarasota Orchestra - Outdoor Pops: Hits and Homeruns
Fri. May. 12
8:00 PM
Join the Sarasota Orchestra for a fan-friendly outdoor Pops concert at the Baltimore Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium. Get yourself a hot dog, some popcorn, and sit back to enjoy the Orchestra in the outfield. Winning Pops pieces, vocals by fan favorites and a spectacular fireworks display all contribute to an evening of hits and home runs. Tickets from $15 will be sold by the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium
Location: Ed Smith Stadium
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/outdoor-pops
Evolving/Revolving
Sat. May. 13
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Sarasota Orchestra - Outdoor Pops: Hits and Homeruns
Sat. May. 13
8:00 PM
Join the Sarasota Orchestra for a fan-friendly outdoor Pops concert at the Baltimore Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium. Get yourself a hot dog, some popcorn, and sit back to enjoy the Orchestra in the outfield. Winning Pops pieces, vocals by fan favorites and a spectacular fireworks display all contribute to an evening of hits and home runs. Tickets from $15 will be sold by the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium
Location: Ed Smith Stadium
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/outdoor-pops
Evolving/Revolving
Sun. May. 14
2:00 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099

 

 

 

Recurring Events

Handz-on Family Program
Every Sunday
1:00-3:00 PM
Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to bring their favorite adult to the Ringling Museum for Handz-On!  Guided by creative Museum educators, families will explore the galleries, enjoy family-friendly activities, and make fabulous works of art
Location:  John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Information:  To reserve your space, call Janine Packard, Education Specialist at 941-359-5700 ex 1-3703, or email jpackard@ringling.org   www.ringling.org
Palm Singles
Every Monday
6:00 PM
Over 50's singles group meets for dinner at 6 pm followed by a program. We also offer a full monthly calendar of events. This is a great time to come out and make new friends.
Location:  Church of the Palms 3224 Bee Ridge Road
Information:  For dinner reservation call Dotty, 941.924.7430
Meet The Sky
First Monday of the Month from Jan - Sep
Dusk
Join Eve Plews and other sky observers as we explore the infinite night sky. See constellations, stars and planets through telescope provided. Weather permitting. Free for all ages!
Location:  Siesta Key Beach Pavilion
Information:  941.952.1200
Free Yoga On Siesta Beach
Every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
9:00 AM
Bring your own mat and water to the Siesta Beach Main Entrance. Taught by Avananda (with over 35 years of teaching experience in Hawaii and around the world. If your  coming for the first time it would be good to call.
Location:  Siesta Beach
Information:  941-320-6693 or email yogaonsiesatabeach@yahoo.com hathayogalesson.com
Sarasota African Violet Society
Every 3rd Tuesday  except June, July, August
10:00 AM - Noon
Learn and share America's favorite and most recognized house plant,including monthly workshops.
Location:  First Baptist Church 265 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Information:  941.343.0976
Art on the Boardwalk
Every Tuesday, Feb. & March
Noon - Dusk
This exhibit is a juried, weekly event showcasing the fine art and quality craftsmanship of approximately 30 outstanding local and regional artists.
Location:  The Boat Yard Village, 1508 Stickney Pt Rd
Information:  941.539.7972
Edson Keith Mansion Historic Tours
Wednesdays through April 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Tour this Italian Renaissance Mansion, built in 1916. Docents will take guests through the house, recounting its history, its occupants and the early days of the Sarasota Community. Donations gratefully accepted.
Location:  Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information:  941.316.1309 or www.farmhousemarket.org
MOMS Club of Sarasota North
Every 1st Wednesday
10:00 AM
We discuss club business and activities planned for the month while children play or make a craft. You and your children are WELCOME to join us.
Location:  St. James United Methodist, 2049 N. Honore Ave.
Information:  941.306.3649 or momsclubofsarasotanorth.com
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Thursday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme
Preschool Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 & 11:15 AM
For ages 3 and up. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Not-Two-Young Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 AM & 11:15 AM
For 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Sarasota Shell Club
2nd Thrusday of the Month, Sep - Apr
7:00 PM
Meetings include:  Guest speaker, raffle, door prizes,business meeting, refreshments, and a whole lot of shell talk. Don't miss the fun.  Everyone Welcome.
Location:  Waldemere Fire Station, 2nd Floor
Information:  sarasotashellclub@hotmail.com
Positively Speaking Toastmasters
Every Friday
6:00 PM
Do something different on Friday nights by challenging your mind and having loads of fun with a great group of people. Guests are always welcome.
Location:  Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
Information:  941.685.1614 or posspeaking.freetoasthost.org
>Live from Downtown it's Friday Night!
Every Friday
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday night downtown has never been better, featuring a different downtown Sarasota neighborhood each week. Every month a new theme to showcase and celebrate Sarasota's unique seasons and holidays.
Location:  1st Friday Palm Ave, Main St, 1st St & Whole Foods
2nd Friday Burns Square (South Pineapple)
3rd Friday Towles Court (Adams & Washington)
4th Friday Rosemary District (Fruitville & Central)
Information: 
Sarasota Farmers Market
Every Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Downtown Farmers' Market is is a potpourri of fresh produce, food, flowers and plants, fine artisanship, friends and fun. It has become a community happening - a gathering place for people to bring families, friends and even dogs to peruse the displays of garden-fresh produce and unique craft products.
Location:  Main St. and Lemon Ave
Information:  www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Saturday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance at 9:50 AM.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme