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May


Escape Reality Downtown Sarasota VR Bar Grand Opening
Fri. May. 24
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
We officially open the doors to all our nerdy friends and family looking to enjoy Sarasota's newest nightlife experience! Our store offers top of the line virtual reality gaming machines, classic arcade games and friendly bartenders who can make mean drinks! Don't miss the fun, as our grand opening will be jam packed with it! We will have more activities than we can list including: > Nerd Trivia 7:00-9:00 > Beat Saber VR Tournament 9:00-9:30 > Space Pirate Trainer VR Tournament 9:30-10:00 > Cosplay Costume Showdown 10:15pm > Surprise Food Truck > PRIZES YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS > ALL DRINKS $5
Location: 1900 Main Street, #104
Information: www.eventbrite.com/e/escape-reality-sarasota-vr-bar-grand-opening-tickets-59088399995?fbclid=IwAR1Uj or 941.376.8767
Venice Brew Bash VIII
Sat. May. 25
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Venice Brew Bash VIII will be a unique and memorable experience celebrating great craft and import beer, food, live music and much more.
Location: Centennial Park, 200 W Venice Avenue, Venice
Information: www.venicebrewbash.com or 941.404.4499
The Beauty of Small" Fine Art Exhbit - Opening Reception
Fri. May. 31
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
"The Beauty of Small", an exhibit by 84 artist members of this Florida organization of artists who have achieved national or statewide recognition. On view will be paintings, photography, mixed media and sculptures in a wide variety of styles and techniques. The exhibit continues through June 20.
Location: Ringling College of Art and Design-Larry Thompson Academic Center - Richard & Barbara Basch & Willis
Information: FloridaArtistsGroup.org or 941.359.7563

 

June


The Beauty of Small" Fine Art Exhbiit
May 31 - Jun 20
Varied Dates & Hours
"The Beauty of Small", an exhibit by 84 artist members of this Florida organization of artists who have achieved national or statewide recognition. On view will be paintings, photography, mixed media and sculptures in a wide variety of styles and techniques. The exhibit continues through June 20. Docent tours are scheduled for Wednesdays, June 5 at 11:00 am; June 12 at 1 pm and June 19 at 11 am. Free. Call for gallery viewing hours.
Location: Ringling College of Art and Design-Larry Thompson Academic Center - Richard & Barbara Basch & Willis
Information: FloridaArtistsGroup.org or 941.359.7563
Discovery Saturdays at Arlington Park - Native Plants for Birds
Sat. Jun. 8
10:00 AM
Learn about a variety of nature topics. Meet at 10 am at the Park office for each session. Adults and Youth are encouraged to come. Pre-registration is encouraged. This program occurs on the second Saturday of each month. July will not have a scheduled program.
Location: Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere St.
Information: www.facebook.com/ArlingtonParkAquaticComplex/ or 941.554.2110
Summer Fest
Sat. Jun. 8
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Music Compound is excited to present Summer Fest on June 8, 2019! Come join us and enjoy this memorable experience along with the opportunity to help us raise money for Child Protection Center's 40th Anniversary Fundraiser! Music Compound has committed to help raise $10,000 for the CPC so what better way of doing that than with live music, food, and beer! Summer Fest will feature live music from bands such as Music Compound Rock, Kidz Rock, TCMMM, Los Rojas, Music Compound Jazz Band, and even Trey Wanvig. As if that wasn't enough we will have a food truck from Gigi's as well as other treats supplied by Kona Ice and Wicked Cupcake. But wait there's more! For our 21+ friends, beer samples from JDubs will be available from 12pm-3pm. And don't miss your chance to participate in our Silent Auction stocked with donations from local business partners! Summer Fest is for any and all ages!
Location: Music Compound, 821 Apricot Avenue
Information: www.facebook.com/events/356347534995790/ or 941.379.9100
Summer Ballet Camp
Mon. Jun. 10
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Students ages 5 - 10 will be divided into 2 groups according to age and skill. Each of the 3 weeks will have a theme( "Snow White", "Little Mermaid", " Aladdin"). Students will have ballet, stretch, and jazz. Each week will end with a performance based on that week's theme with students dancing and the scenery and costumes they made in arts and crafts.
Location: School of Russian Ballet, 8031 Cooper Creek Blvd.
Information: www.schoolofrussianballet.com or 941.962.6664
Storytelling & Prose Open Mic
Wed. Jun. 19
7:00 PM
This monthly open mic series focuses on storytelling and fiction – no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you're just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from area wordsmiths. A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by 10-minute open mic slots.
Location: The Reserve SRQ, 1322 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: facebook.com/wordierthanthou or 516.906.2140

 

July


Summer Ballet Intensive
Mon. Jul. 1
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Program is for Intermediate to Advanced Ballet students. Focus is on Vagnova method of classical ballet. Class sizes are small to give students individual attention. Students will be placed in appropriate levels to reflect their skill. Students will be trained in ballet, repertoire, contemporary, pas de deux. Students who attend three weeks will perform in "Giselle" in Orlando.
Location: School of Russian Ballet, 8031 Cooper Creek Blvd.
Information: www.schoolofrussianballet.com or 941.962.6664

 

September


Discovery Saturdays at Arlington Park - Aquatic Life at the Park
Sat. Sep. 14
10:00 AM
Learn about a variety of nature topics. Meet at 10 am at the Park office for each session. Adults and Youth are encouraged to come. Pre-registration is encouraged. This program occurs on the second Saturday of each month.
Location: Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere St.
Information: www.facebook.com/ArlingtonParkAquaticComplex/ or 941.554.2110

 

 

 

Recurring Events

Hatha Yoga in Arlington Park
Every Sunday 10 am, Tuesday 10 am, Wednesday 5:15 pm
For yoga, the prices are $95 per month for unlimited classes or $100 for a 10 class pass. The first class is free to attend. For the first month, meditation is free.
Location:  Arlington Park, 2560 Waldemere St.
Information:  Arlington Park or 941-554-2110
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 YogaOnSiestaBeach.com
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