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Fill Your Itinerary with These Local Events

Sarasota Chalk Festival attracts thousands of visitors and over 100 artists to the Venice airport each year in November.
The Sarasota Chalk Festival attracts thousands of visitors and over 100 artists to the Venice Airport each year.

Sarasota and Bradenton were voted 1-2 respectively in American Style Magazine’s top arts destinations in the nation for populations of 100,000 or less. Quite an accomplishment. The culture here supports opera, ballet, symphonies, theater and family entertainment. The height of the season is from November to April, but there is plenty to do the entire year. I’ve compiled a list from online sources so that you have one location for some suggestions I have for you to spend your time in the area around Longboat Key and Sarasota.

Kick off your weekends on any given Friday night when you can always catch "Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night!" with live entertainment at a revolving downtown location, Music on Main at Lakewood Ranch the first Friday of the month or Music Friday Night each week at the gazebo in Centennial Park, Venice.

If you have additions to this list please feel free to add them in the comments below. If you need more information there are a variety of sources for each event, just a Google search away. Find your events and fill your schedule. In that way you can enjoy your favorite performing arts and special events that this area has to offer.

404 events listed through May 3, 2020
Updated March 22, 2019
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - March 24 Nina and Pinta replica tours Fisherman's Wharf Marina, Venice


Now - March 24 A Flea in Her Ear, play The Island Playhouse, Anna Maria Island


Now - March 24 42nd Street, musical Venice Theatre


Now - March 24 Sarasota Agricultural Fair County Fairgrounds, Sarasota


Now - March 24 Blown Sideways Through Life, play The Players Center for Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - March 29 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 30 Glass Then and Now, exhibit Basch Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design


Now - March 30 An Evening of Red Delights, art exhibit Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota


Now - March 31 New Work X 3, art exhibit Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota


Now - March 31 Living History Program at Camp Uzita, Heritage Days DeSoto National Memorial, Bradenton


Now - March 31 History of Tourism in Manatee County, Heritage Days Manatee County Central Library, Bradenton


Now - March 31 A Doll's House, Part 2, IllumiNation play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 31 Guitar Girls, cabaret concert Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 31 Virtual Run for the Turtles, benefit Mote Marine online, Sarasota


Now - April 6 Ain't Misbehavin', musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


Now - April 7 Ain't Misbehavin', musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


Now - April 13 Sweat, IllumiNation play series Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


Now - April 14 In a Word, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


Now - April 14 Buyer & Cellar, one-man play Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota


Now - April 20 Noises Off, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts Sarasota


Now - April 21 Knights, full-suit exhibits Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


Now - April 28 Love, Sung in the Key of Aretha, performance Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


Now - June 9 The Wonder Years, cabaret concert Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - June 30 Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise, woodcut print exhibit Marie Selby Gardens, Sarasota


Now - September 8 Interpolations, Ringling and Monda art collections Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

 

*************************** 2019 Events ***************************


March 22 Turandot, opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 22 Turandot, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 22 Hot Havana Nights, benefit Grove


March 22 The Tannehill Weavers, concert Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, Sarasota


March 22 Coastal Climate Walk, Early Restoration, Heritage Days Leffis Key, Bradenton Beach


March 22 Kettle of Fish, Realize Bradenton concert Riverwalk, Bradenton


March 22 Music in the Park, Heritage Days Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater, Bradenton


March 22 Dinner and a Movie, Overboard Bayfront Park, Longboat Key


March 22 Fit as a Fiddle for 50-plus Urfer Family Park, Sarasota


March 22 'Tea'ming up for Citizen Science, tea bag planting Robinson Preserve NEST, Bradenton


March 22 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 22-23 Union Tanguera & Kate Weare: Sin Salida dance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


March 22-23 Motzart & Mahler, symphony concert Venice Performing Arts Center


March 22-23 D.L. Hughley, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 22-24 Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


March 22-24 Cirque Des Voix The Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


March 22 - April 14 Disenchanted!, musical comedy Venice Theatre


March 22 - April 20 Noises Off, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


March 23 The Magic Flute, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 23 Beer Belly, 5k run Downtown, Lakewood Ranch


March 23 Art in the Garden, art show Art Center, Sarasota


March 23 Anniversary Party, Dovydas Band concert Mandeville Beer Garden, Sarasota


March 23 Pirates (SS) Spring Training Home v. Philadelphia LECOM Field, Bradenton


March 23 Oldies Dance, Kim Jenkins presenter Community Center, Venice


March 23 Historic Valentine Open House, Heritage Days Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


March 23 Orioles Spring Training Home v. Minnesota Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 23 A Celebration of Music, SCLO concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


March 23 Rita/Susanna's Secret, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 23 My Hometown SCLO Fest Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


March 23 NEST Nature Days Open House Robinson Preserve NEST, Bradenton


March 23 Wilderness Survival 101, adults Rye Preserve, Parrish


March 23 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 23 Jiggs Landing Fish Camp Open House, Heritage Days Jiggs Landing cabin, Bradenton


March 23 Coffee with the Staff, Heritage Days Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 23 Round Robin Acoustic Jam, Heritage Days Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 23 Five Centuries of Florida History, Heritage Days DeSoto National Memorial, Bradenton


March 23 Theodosia Curry Museum House reception, Heritage Days Theodosia Curry Museum, Bradenton


March 23 Music in the Park, Kettle of Fish concert Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater, Bradenton


March 23 Fantastic Fossils, Heritage Days Emerson Point Preserve, Palmetto


March 23 1850 Burying Grounds Walking Tour, Heritage Days Manatee Village Historical Park, Bradenton


March 23 Danny's Dream, benefit Harbourside Ballroom, Longboat Key


March 23 Avant-Garde: Magical Evening, Ringling College benefit Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota


March 23 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


March 23 Broadway to Hollywood, choral concert Christ Lutheran Church, Englewood


March 23-24 Arts & Craft Show Five Points Park, Sarasota


March 23-24 Fine Art Fair University Town Center, Sarasota


March 23-24 2 Guys Gun Show Charlotte County Fairgrounds, Port Charlotte


March 24 Jay White, Neil Diamond tribute concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 24 Naducco, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 24 Ditchfields, choral concert First United Methodist Church, Bradenton


March 24 Holi bash 2019 India Artisan, Sarasota


March 24 The Four Freshmen, concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


March 24 Sounds of the Stage, orchestra concert Holley Hall, Sarasota


March 24 Suncoast concert Band Church of the Palms, Sarasota


March 25 By George, I thnk We've Done it: Pops concert Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


March 24 Orioles Spring Training Home v. Pittsburgh Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 24 Rhythm of the Dance Venice Institute for Performing Arts, Venice


March 24 Carol and Mark Weston, book signing Bookstore1Sarasota, Sarasota


March 24 Meet Tim Rogerson, Disney artist Ringling College of art & Design, Sarasota


March 24 10-12 Goal Tournament, horse polo Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch


March 25 Music Mondays, combined choral and artists series concert Church of the Palms, Sarasota


March 25 DeSoto Ranchero Fishing Clinic, Heritage Days DeSoto National Memorial, Bradenton


March 25 By George, I thnk We've Done it: Pops concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 25 Orioles Spring Training Home v. New York Mets Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 25 Mote 2019 Special Lecture Series Mote Marine Laboratory, City Island


March 25 Music Mondays, combined choral and artists series concert Venice Presbyterian Church


March 25-30 The Silver Foxes, variety show Venice Theatre


March 26 Dyeing with Plant Based Dyes, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 26 Piano Pizzazz Meets Fiddle Finesse, concert and luncheon Plantation Golf & Country Club, Venice


March 26 Preserve Ambassadors: Undiscovered Country, class Robinson Preserve NEST, Bradenton


March 26 Collaboration, Celebration, luncheon speaker The Westin, Sarasota


March 26 Historic Alkire House Tour, Heritage Days Alkire Home, Palmetto


March 26 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 27 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


March 27 Robinson Preserve Paddle, educational trip Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


March 26 Flying Wild Educator Workshop Robinson Preserve NEST, Bradenton


March 27 Palmetto Walking Tour, Heritage Days Historical Park, Palmetto


March 27 Passage to India Presentation Bookstore1Sarasota, Sarasota


March 27 Ag at Night, Heritage Days Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Palmetto


March 27 Edible Plant Walk, Heritage Days Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 27 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 27-31 John Dicrosta, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 27 - April 14 Follies & the Flash Tappers The Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 28 Let’s Dance!, concert Performing Arts Center, North Port


March 28 Painting Cortez: Net Camp, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 28 Visionary Women of the Avante Garde, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


March 28 Run for the Roses, Derby hat creations Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 28 DeSoto Ranchero Fishing Clinic, Heritage Days DeSoto National Memorial, Bradenton


March 28 Ladies Lunch & Learn, Kentucky Derby bonnets Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 28 Sunset Soiree, SOS benefit Michael's on the Bay, Sarasota


March 28 A Peek at Animal Sciences in Zoos, lecture New College of Florida, Sarasota


March 28 - April 14 Follies, musical The Players Center for Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 29 Twilight 5K & 10K Run Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


March 29 Music in the Park, Heritage Days Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater, Bradenton


March 29 Fit as a Fiddle for 50-plus Urfer Family Park, Sarasota


March 29 Passerine, Realize Bradenton concert Riverwalk, Bradenton


March 29 Coastal Climate Walk, Mangrove Mitigation, Heritage Days Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


March 29 Twilight, 5k & 10k runs Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


March 29 An Evening with Rodney, tribute performance The Players Center for Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 29-30 Union Tanguera & Kate Weare, Contemporary Performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


March 29-30 Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


March 30 Gulf Coast Home Expo, meet Clint Harp Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


March 30 Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast for Scholarships St. Mary Star of the Sea, Longboat Key


March 30 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 30 Absolute Elton, tribute concert Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


March 30 Canadian Brass, concert Community Center, Venice


March 30 Longboat Key Foundation Golf Tournament Harbourside Golf Course, Longboat Key


March 30 Beer, Bands & BBQ Bazaar on Apricot, Sarasota


March 30 Underground Railroad Education Program, Heritage Days Reflections of Manatee, Bradenton


March 30 Seafood 101 Cooking Demonstration, Heritage Days Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 30 Liverpool Live, Beatles tribute Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 30 Firefly Gala, children benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


March 30 Vietnam War Commemoration National Cemetery, Sarasota


March 30 The Landscape of the Guitar, concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


March 30 Historic Valentine Open House, Heritage Days Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


March 30 Jiggs Landing Fish Camp Open House, Heritage Days Jiggs Landing cabin, Bradenton


March 30 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


March 31 Commander in Chief Cup, horse polo Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch


March 31 Music of the Americas, orchestra concert Opera House, Sarasota


March 31 Passage to India Presentation Bookstore1Sarasota, Sarasota


March 31 The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, concert Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, Sarasota


April 1 Marshall Tucker Band, concert The Center of Anna Maria Island


April 1 Season Celebration on Stage, benefit FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


April 2 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 2 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


April 3 Maintaining Brain Health The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


April 3 Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort, concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


April 3 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


April 3 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


April 3 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, SCA concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 3-4 The Cake, IllumiNation play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


April 3-7 Vic Henley, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 3 - May 24 Wednesday's Child, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


April 4 Trockadero, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 4 Judy Chicago: Feminist Artist, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


April 4 Florida Winefest Auction, Pique Nique Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 4 Florida Winefest Auction, Wine Dinner Mattison's Forty-One, Sarasota


April 4 Florida Winefest Auction, Winemaker Dinner Sage SRQ, Sarasota


April 4 Series: Wine Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 4-21 Clybourne Park, play Manatee Performing Arts Center (studio), Sarasota


April 5 Diamond Anniversary Recital Opera House, Sarasota


April 5 Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones, Realize Bradenton concert Riverwalk, Bradenton


April 5 Music on Main, Ashley Smith & The Random Occurrence Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


April 5 Line Splicing Workshop Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 5 Florida Winefest Auction, Aficionados Lunch Tasting Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 5 Florida Winefest Auction, Business Trade Tasting (private) Sarasota


April 5 Florida Winefest Auction, Wine & Cheese Seminar Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 5 Florida Winefest Auction, Banquet on the Block Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 5 Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, concert Riverview Performing Ars Center, Sarasota


April 5-6 FIRA Championships Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


April 5-7 Sarasota Orchestra, Masterworks Series: Peace and Joy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 5-7 International Chalk Festival Downtown, Sarasota


April 5-7 De Soto Seafood Festival Sutton Park, Palmetto


April 5-14 Sarasota Film Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


April 5-28 The Cake, IllumiNation play series Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


April 6 5k, 1-mile race, Mote Marine benefit Siesta Beach


April 6 Tampa Vs. Boston, Lightning Watch Party Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


April 6 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 6 FSRA West District Championships Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


April 6 Florida Winefest Auction, Master Class Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 6 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


April 6 Florida Winefest Auction, Grand Tasting & Charity Auction Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 6 It Was a Very Good Year, Sinatra tribute Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 6 Fairytale Ball, black tie benefit Michael's on East, Sarasota


April 6 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


April 6-7 Spring Fine Art Festival Lido Beach


April 7 10-12 Goal Tournament, horse polo Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch


April 7 Florida Winefest Auction, Wine on the Water Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 9 Shell Flowers, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 9 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


April 9-10 Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 10 Blue Ties and Butterflies, benefit gala Michael's on East, Sarasota


April 10 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


April 10 Clyde Butcher, Journey back to Myakka conversation Opera House, Sarasota


April 10 Kickoff Dinner, Whiskey Obsession Festival Sarasota Yacht Club


April 10-14 Dale Jones, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 11 Ian Bremmer, Ringling College Library Town Hall Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 11 Series: Wine Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 11 Lunch Master Class, Whiskey Obsession Festival Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota


April 11 Panelist Small Group Dinner, Whiskey Obsession Festival Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sarasota


April 11 Brand Showcase, Whiskey Obsession Festival Social Eatery & Bar, Sarasota


April 11 Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, concert Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, Sarasota


April 11 The Film Industry Through Women's Eyes, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


April 11 Panelist Small Group Dinner, Whiskey Obsession Festival Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sarasota


April 11-20 Sailor Circus 70th Anniversary Sailor Circus, Sarasota


April 12 Beaux Arts Ball & Fashion Show Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota


April 12 Masterclasses, Whiskey Obsession Festival Select Downtown Restaurants, Sarasota


April 12 Shine On, Visible Men Academy benefit Visible Men Academy, Sarasota


April 12 Grand Tasting, Whiskey Obsession Festival Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sarasota


April 12-13 Sarasota Orchestra, Pops Series: Hollywood Hits Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 12-13 Spotlight Florida: Moving Ethos dance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


April 12-14 Shark Tooth Festival Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


April 12-14 Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


April 12-28 Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, play Venice Theatre


April 13 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 13 Art in the Dark Michael's on East, Sarasota


April 13 Women of Whiskey Brunch, Whiskey Obsession Festival Yacht Club, Sarasota


April 13 The Glass Onion, Beatles tribute, Realize Bradenton concert Riverwalk, Bradenton


April 13 Greenfield Prize Award Presentation and Dinner Michael's on East, Sarasota


April 13 Beer, Bourbon and Cigars, Whiskey Obsession Festival Smokin' Joes Pub, Sarasota


April 13 Cast Net Mending, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 13 Music Street Party, Whiskey Obsession Festival Main St & Lemon Ave, Sarasota


April 13 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


April 13-14 FSRA Sculling Championships Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


April 13-28 The Cake, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


April 14 10-12 Goal Tournament, horse polo Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch


April 14 Peter Gros, wild animal presentation Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 14 Greenfield Prize Award Dinner Michael's on East, Sarasota


April 15 Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary Tour, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 16 The Second City: It's Not You. It's Me., comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 16 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


April 16 Pine Needle Basket, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 17 Reducing Your Risk of Falling The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


April 17 Menopause, The Musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 17 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


April 17-21 John McCue, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 18 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 18 My Journey as a Women in Science, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


April 18 Tour A.P. Bell Fish House Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 18 Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 18-20 Greatest Little Show on Earth, Sailor Circus Sailor Circus Arena, Sarasota


April 19 Rye Road, Realize Bradenton concert Riverwalk, Bradenton


April 20 Alan Cummings: Legal Immigrant, performance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 20 Concert With a Cause, jazz benefit concert Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 20 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 20 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


April 21 Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Memorial, horse polo Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch


April 23 Lea Salonga: The Human Heart Tour, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 23 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


April 23 Candle Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 24 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


April 24 Relieving Stress The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


April 24 Storytelling, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 24-28 Kellen Erskine, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 25 Rosanne Cash and Band, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 25 Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Wisdom, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


April 25 Dining Out for Life, benefit Participating restaurants, Sarasota


April 25-27 Greatest Little Show on Earth, Sailor Circus Sailor Circus Arena, Sarasota


April 25 - May 12 Barnum, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


April 26 The Temptations and The Four Tops, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 26 Ari and the Alibis, Realize Bradenton concert Riverwalk, Bradenton


April 26-27 Giselle, Program 7, live ballet Opera House, Sarasota


April 26 - May 12 Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, play Venice Theatre


April 27 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 27 Whoopi Goldberg, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 27 DraMature's Got Talent, audience voting performances Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 27 De Soto Grande Parade Downtown, Bradenton


April 27 Coffee with the Staff Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 27 Meadows Cup, benefit golf tournament The Meadows Country Club, Sarasota


April 27 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


April 27-28 FSRA Sweeps Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


April 27-28 Spring Fine Art Festival Downtown, Lakewood Ranch


April 28 Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 28 Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Memorial, horse polo Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch


April 28 On the Menu, concert Performing Arts Center, North Port


April 30 Celebration Luncheon, Girls Inc. benefit Municipal auditorium, Sarasota


April 30 The Illusionists, magic Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 30 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


May 1 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


May 2 Chris Cope, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 2 Women in the Media, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


May 2-4 The Addams Family, play Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


May 2-5 Evolving/Revolving, contemporary dance FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


May 2-12 Present Laughter, play The Island Playhouse, Anna Maria Island


May 3 Music on Main, La Lucha Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


May 3-5 Seafood & Musical Festival Centennial Park, Venice


May 4 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 4 Going for the Gold, YMCA benefit Michael's on East, Sarasota


May 4 Harvey Milk Festival JD Lemon Park, Sarasota


May 4 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


May 4 Run4Love Sunset 5k run Ringling Causeway, Sarasota


May 4-5 Seafood and Music Festival Centennial Park, Venice


May 4 - June 1 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


May 5 First Responder Appreciation, benefit Bayfront Park, Longboat Key


May 5 Forks and Corks Grand Tasting Ringling Museum, Sarasota


May 9 Inspiring Girls Through the Power of Sports, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


May 9-11 Harvey Milk Festival JD Lemon Park, Sarasota


May 9-12 Debra Digiovanni, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 10 Opera Composers in Song Opera House, Sarasota


May 10 Women Rock, outdoor pops concert Ed Smith stadium, Sarasota


May 10-19 Honk! The Ugly Duckling, musical Venice Theatre


May 11 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 11 International Dragon Boat Festival Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


May 11 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


May 12 An Afternoon of Operetta, Choral Artists concert Opera House, Sarasota


May 16 Women Civic Intellectuals in Latin America, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


May 18 WBTT 70s Soul Party Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


May 18 The Last Dance, Donna Summer tribute Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


May 18 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 18 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


May 22-26 Helen Keaney, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 23 The Role of Female Biologists, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


May 24-26 Seafood and Music Festival St. Armands Circle Park


May 25 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 25 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


May 25-26 Seafood and Music Festival St. Armands Circle Park


May 27 Memorial Day Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice


May 30 Mary Shelley's Maternal Ghost, Women series Ringling College, Sarasota


June 5-9 USRowing Youth National Championships Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


June 6 Artist Showcase, Sarasota Music Festival Holley Hall, Sarasota


May 30 - June 2 Dwight Slade, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 6 Pauly Shore, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 6 Around the World in 80 Days, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


June 7 Friday Festival, Sarasota Music Festival Opera House, Sarasota


June 7 Music on Main, One Night Rodeo Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


June 8 Saturday Symphonies, Sarasota Music Festival Opera House, Sarasota


June 8 Dispatches from the Gulf, movies at Mote Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, City Island


June 9 Rising Stars, Sarasota Music Festival Holley Hall, Sarasota


June 7-8 Jamie Kennedy, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 7-23 Around the World in 80 Days, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


June 12-16 Tony N' Tina's Wedding, performance Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


June 13 Artist Showcase, Sarasota Music Festival Holley Hall, Sarasota


June 14 Friday Festival, Sarasota Music Festival Opera House, Sarasota


June 15 Saturday Symphonies, Sarasota Music Festival Opera House, Sarasota


June 16 Rising Stars, Sarasota Music Festival Holley Hall, Sarasota


June 19-23 Lynne Koplitz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 19-23 Tony N' Tina's Wedding, performance Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


June 20 Artist Showcase, Sarasota Music Festival Holley Hall, Sarasota


June 21 Friday Festival, Sarasota Music Festival Opera House, Sarasota


June 22 Saturday Symphonies, Sarasota Music Festival Opera House, Sarasota


June 27-30 Nancy Norton, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 30 - July 7 PowerBoat Grand Prix Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


July 1-20 Music Man, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


July 3 Fireworks 4 miler race Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


July 3 Carl Rimi, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


July 4 Independence Day Tribute to those who helped free this country

***** Independence Day Fireworks *****


July 4 Longboat Key Freedom Fest Bicentennial Park, Longboat Key


July 4 The Sounds of Independence, Choral Artists concert Opera House, Sarasota


July 5-7 Carl Rimi, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


July 6 PowerBoat Grand Prix Festival, qualifiers Gulf of Mexico, off Lido Beach


July 7 PowerBoat Grand Prix Festival, finals Gulf of Mexico, off Lido Beach


July 13 Sophisticated Lady, Natalie Cole tribute Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


July 17-20 The World Series of Comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


July 21 Joe Lowers, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


July 24-28 World Rowing Under 23 Championships Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


July 26-28 Josh Blue, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 7-11 Mike McCarthy, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 21-25 Tracy Smith, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 2 Labor Day Relax and enjoy your day


September 4-8 Al Romas, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 11-15 Rob Little, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 17 - October 6 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 2-6 Basile, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 16 Brian McClaren, Community Speaker Series Church of the Palms, Sarasota


October 22 - November 10 The Fantastics, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 26-27 Octoberfest Downtown, Sarasota


November 15-18 International Chalk Festival Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


November 16-17 Fall Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


November 23 Longboat Key Lawn Party Colony Beach & Tennis Resort grounds, Longboat Key


November 23-24 Seafood and Music Festival Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


November 28 Thanksgiving Count your blessings on this day with family


November 28 Turkey Trot, 5k race Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


November 29 - December 1 Seafood and Music Festival Siesta Key Pavilion


December 2 Escape to Margaritaville Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 3-22 Hello, Dolly, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


December 6-8 Bradenton Bluesfest Riverwalk, Bradenton


December 7-8 Holiday of the Arts Lido Beach Pavilion, Lido Key


December 13-15 Beautiful, Carol King musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota

***** Celebrations *****


December 31 - January 1 New Year's Eve Pineapple Drop Downtown, Sarasota


January 2 Salute to Vienna, New Year's Concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 7-12 The Book of Mormon Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 11-12 Winter Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


January 14 - February 2 Sister Act, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


January 17-19 Seafood & Musical Festival Downtown, Sarasota


January 24-26 Waitress, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 24-26 Seafood & Musical Festival Downtown, Englewood


February 4-5 Bandstand, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 13 The Pirates of Penzance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 15 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 19 Neil Berg's 111 Years of Broadway Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 26 - March 1 Les Miserables Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 3 Cinderella, ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 10 The Color Purple Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 16 An American in Paris Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 17 The Choir of Man Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 21 Itzhak Perlman, recital Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 24 - April 12 Anything Goes, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


April 21-22 A Bronx Tale, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 28 - May 3 Come From Away, true story Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota

 

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