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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.

476 events listed through November 18, 2019
Updated December 14, 2018
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - December 15 Victorian Winters, Program 3, live ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


Now - December 15 Holiday Pops, concert Venice Performing Arts Center, Venice


Now - December 16 Dike, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


Now - December 16 Cinderella, musical Booker High School VPA Theater, Sarasota


Now - December 16 Tony Deyo, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


Now - December 16 Elf, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


Now - December 16 A Christmas Carol, play Manatee Performing Arts Center (studio), Sarasota


Now - December 20 A Christmas Carol, play Venice Theatre


Now - December 23 A Classic Crosley Christmas, performances The Powell Crosley Estate, Bradenton


Now - December 23 All Shook Up, performance The Player Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - December 23 The Santaland Diaries, play Venice Theatre


Now - December 24 Santa's Flight Academy Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota


Now - December 29 The Music Man, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


Now - December 29 Deck the Halls: Home for the Holidays Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - December 31 Italian Excellencies, art exhibit Alexart International, Sarasota


Now - January 6 Holidays on the Green Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota


Now - January 11 Women Connecting Through Art, exhibit ArtCenter Manatee, Bradenton


Now - January 13 Marvin Gaye, Prince of Soul, performance Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


Now - January 13 A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - January 14 A Child's Dream, circus in print Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - January 28 Photos of Dali's Spain, art exhibit Butcher Gallery, St. Armands Circle


Now - January 31 The Fence Sarasota, photo exhibit Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


Now - February 2 Greek Communities of Tarpon Springs and the Bahamas, exhibit Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


Now - February 3 Unchained Melodies, cabaret concert Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 1 Straight White Men, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


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

 

*************************** 2018 Events ***************************


December 14 Operetta Night Opera House, Sarasota


December 14 The Magic Flute, opera talk Westminster Towers, Sarasota


December 14 Jazz at Two Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota


December 14 Performance Art and Pottery The Beach, Englewood


December 14 Sunset Drum Circle Manatee Beach, Holmes Beach


December 14 A Calyp-Soul Christmas, concert Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


December 14 Fridays @ Five: Performance Art and Poetry Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood


December 14 AMI Holiday Carols City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


December 14 Art and Jewels, opening reception 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota


December 14 Holiday Stroll, festival Southside Village, Sarasota


December 14 Holidays Around the Ranch Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


December 15 Porsches in the Park Center Park, St. Armands Circle


December 15 Umbrella House Tour Lido Shores, Sarasota


December 15 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 15 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 15 The Nutcracker Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


December 15 Cortez Christmas Picnic Cultural Center, Cortez


December 15 Old Florida Christmas Festival Manatee Village Historical Park, Bradenton


December 15 Main Street Live, Indigenous Suspects band Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 15 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 15 Christmas on Dearborn, festival Dearborn Street, Lemon Bay


December 15 Bradenton Beach Holiday Boat Parade Sarasota Bay, Bradenton Beach


December 15 Electric Cigar Box Guitar, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 15-16 The Nutcracker, ballet Opera House, Sarasota


December 15-16 Classical Holiday Brass, concert Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


December 16 Christmas Winds, concert Performing Arts Center, North Port


December 16 Christmas Messiah, Handel concert First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


December 16 An Island Christmas, orchestra concert First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


December 16 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


December 16 An Afternoon of Operetta, Choral Artists concert The Venice Institute for Performing Arts, Venice


December 16 A Christmas Carol, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 17 Itzhak Perlman: In The Fiddler's House, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 17 Holiday of Song Sarasota Sailing Squadron, City Island


December 17 Coyote Discussion I All Angels Episcopal Church, Longboat Key


December 17 Ringling by the Bay, Big Night Out band concert Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 17 Gulf Coast Flute Choir Christmas Concert Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, Bradenton


December 17 Coyote Discussion II Christ Church, Longboat Key


December 18 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


December 18 Celtic Thunder X, performance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 18 Comfort and Joy, concert Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota


December 18 Prescribed Fire Demonstration Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


December 18 Yoga & Meditation Class Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 18 Yoga For Seniors Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 18 Free Memory and Lifetime Screenings Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 18 Wonderful Wednesdays Book Sales Library, Longboat Key


December 18 - March 17 Celtic Thunder X, performance Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 19 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


December 19 Paddle the Keys, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Leffis and Jewfish keys, Sarasota Bay


December 19 Movies in the Park, How the Grinch Stole Christmas City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


December 19-20 The Sound of Music, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 19-21 Black Nativity, performance Opera House, Sarasota


December 19-23 Brett Leake, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 20 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 20 War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age, recorded program Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key


December 20 Ladies Night, discount shopping Multiple merchants, St. Armands Circle


December 20-23 Lights in Bloom Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


December 21 Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 21 Jack Frost, extravaganza Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


December 21-22 The Sounds of Christmas, concert Venice Theatre


December 22 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 22 Hidden Holiday Treasures, symphony concert Opera House, Sarasota


December 22 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 22 Lights in Bloom, Selby Special Experience Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


December 22 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 22 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 23 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


December 25 Christmas A celebration of religion


December 26 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


December 26 Movies in the Park, The Lego Movie City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


December 26-30 Lights in Bloom Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


December 26-30 On Your Feet, Estafans music and dance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 26-30 Valerie Storm, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 27 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 27-30 Big Top Holidays, Sailor Circus The Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


December 28 Song and Story with Mark Ari, concert The Beach, Englewood


December 29 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 29 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 29 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 29-31 Capitol Steps, parody Venice Theatre


December 30 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


December 31 The Sweet Caroline Tour, Tony White tribute Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 31 New Year's Eve at Selby Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


December 31 New Year's Eve with Dean Napolitano, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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

 

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


January 1-6 Lights in Bloom Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


January 2 Salute to Vienna, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 2 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 2 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 2-6 Dean Napolitano, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


January 3 Jay Leno, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 3 Deck the Halls at Ca' D'Zan The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


January 4 Music on Main, Thomas Wynn & The Believers Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


January 4 Summer to Winter, Masterworks 3 concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 4-20 See Rock City, play Venice Theatre


January 5 Annual Health Expo Robart's Arena, Sarasota


January 5 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 5 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


January 5 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


January 5-6 Sarasota Orchestra, Masterworks Series: Summer to Winter Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 6 The Sarasota Ballet Gala Opera House, Sarasota


January 6 HITS Triathlon Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


January 7-8 Something Rotten, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 8 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 9 Three Redneck Tenors, comedy and concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 9 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 9 The Crystal Ball Selby Public Holiday, Sarasota


January 9 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 9 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 9-10 The Crucible, IllumiNation play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 10 Blue Suede – The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash, tribute Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 10-27 I Hate Hamlet, play The Island Playhouse, Anna Maria Island


January 10-27 Pirates of Penzance, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


January 11 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 11-12 Sarasota Orchestra, Pops Series: La La Land Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 11 - February 3 Always... Patsy Cline, musical Venice Theatre


January 11 - March 10 The Crucible, IllumiNation play series Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 12 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 12 Annual Parkinson's Symposium Memorial Health Care Center, Sarasota


January 12 Painting Cortez, The Burton, acrylic class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 12 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


January 12-13 Winter Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


January 13 Air Supply, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 13 The Kingston Trio, concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 13-14 America's Diamond Live, tribute concert Venice Theatre


January 14 Anderson & Roe, Great Performers Series piano concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 14 Three Popes I have Known, lecture Michael's on East, Sarasota


January 15 Shell Flowers, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 15 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 15 The Righteous Brothers, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 15 Rumours, Fleetwood Mac tribute Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


January 15-27 An Improv to Murder, play The Powell Crosley Estate, Bradenton


January 16 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 16 Shaquille O'Neal, RCLA lecture Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 16 Painting Cortez: The Burton, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 16 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 16-17 A Doll's House, Part 2, IllumiNation play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 17 Linda Eder, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 17 Tour A.P. Bell Fish House Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 17 Thanks for the Memories, concert Performing Arts Center, North Port


January 17 - February 3 Hairspray, musical The Players Center for Performing Arts, Sarasota


January 18 David Wilcox, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


January 18-19 Bill Bowers: All Over The Map performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


January 18-20 Sarasota Orchestra, Masterworks Series: Ax Plays Beethoven Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 18 - March 31 A Doll's House, Part 2, IllumiNation play series Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 19 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 19 Cast Net Mending, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 19 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


January 19-20 Seafood and Music Festival Downtown Sarasota


January 20 Simply Streisand, tribute concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 20-21 Peter Noone Herman's Hermits, concert Venice Theatre


January 21 Shaquille O'Neal, Ringling College Library Town Hall Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 22 Pilobolus, shadow dance performance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 22 Muse Luncheon Michael's on East, Sarasota


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


January 22 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 23 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 23 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 23 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 23 Howie Mandel, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 23 - March 3 The Amen Corner, performance Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


January 23 - March 17 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


January 24 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, SCA concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 24 Blooming Friendships: A Celebration, benefit Michael's on the Bay, Sarasota


January 24-28 Wine and Food Festival The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


January 24 - February 10 A Christmas Carol, play Manatee Performing Arts Center (studio), Sarasota


January 25 Ship in a Bottle Demonstration, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 25 The Midtown Men, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 25-28 Transcending Movement, Program 4, live ballet FSU Center for The Performing Arts, Sarasota


January 26 Gladys Knight, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 26 Catholic Charities Ball 2019 Westin Grand Ballroom, Sarasota


January 26 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 26 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


January 27 Jerry Lee Lewis, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 27 Forks and Corks Grand Tasting, Wine and Food Festival The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


January 27-28 Rocket Man, Elton John tribute concert Venice Theatre


January 28 Tony Orlando, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 29 Dick Fox's Golden Boys, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 29 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 29 Italian Desserts, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 30 Neil Berg's 110 Years of Broadway Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 30 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 30 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 30 Storytelling, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 1 Music on Main, Betty Fox Band Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


February 1-3 Sarasota Orchestra, Masterworks Series: Round Trip to Paris Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 1 - March 10 Assisted Living, The Musical Venice Theatre


February 2 The Opera Gala Opera House, Sarasota


February 2 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


February 2 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


February 2 Sailor Valentine, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 2 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


February 3 Sarasota Music Half Marathon and 10K runs Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 4 James Comey, Ringling College Library Town Hall Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 4 Sounds of Harry James and Andrew Sisters, tribute concert Venice Theatre


February 5 Travis Tritt, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 5 Cheese Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 5 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 6 Lord of 52nd Street, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 6 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 6 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


February 6 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 6-7 Sweat, IllumiNation play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


February 6 - June 9 The Wonder Years, cabaret concert Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


February 7 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 7 Painting Cortez: The FMM Boat, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 8 Patti LaBelle, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 8 - April 13 Sweat, IllumiNation play series Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


February 9 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


February 9 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


February 9 - March 22 Turandot, opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 10 New Shanghai Circus Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 11 Czech National Symphony Orchestra, SCA concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 12 Boston Pops on Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 12 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 12 Rosie Table Captain: Cheeses from Scratch, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 13 Michael Bolton: Symphony Sessions, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 13 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 13 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


February 13 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 14 Carol Burnett, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 14 - March 3 Mary Poppins, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 15 Dancing with the Stars Live Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 15-16 Steve & Annie Chapman, concert Carlisle Inn, Sarasota


February 15-17 Thunder by the Bay, bike & music festival County Fairgrounds, Sarasota


February 15-17 Martha Graham Dance Company, Program 5, live ballet FSU Center for The Performing Arts, Sarasota


February 15 - March 10 Circus Sarasota The Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


February 16 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


February 16 Seal, Annual Foundation Gala Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 16 From the Heart, Choral Artists concert First Church, Sarasota


February 16 Florida Fun Shoot Sarasota Gun Club


February 16 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


February 16-17 Winter Fine Art Festival Lido Beach


February 16 - March 23 The Magic Flute, opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 17 Stomp, percussion and dance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 17 Alter Eagles, tribute concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 17 Sweet Suites, concert Performing Arts Center, North Port


February 18 Jimmy Wales, Ringling College Library Town Hall Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 18 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


February 19 Singers Roundtable, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, Sarasota


February 19 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 19 Soap Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 19-20 Finding Neverland, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 20 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


February 20 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 20 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 21 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, SCA concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 21 Demonstration: Lightship Basket Weaving Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 21 Tour A.P. Bell Fish House Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 22 Bernadette Peters, performance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 22-23 Cuba Cooks!, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 22-23 Matt Haimovitz & Vijay Iyer concert Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


February 22-24 Sarasota Invitational Regatta Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


February 22 - March 24 42nd Street, musical Venice Theatre


February 23 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


February 23 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


February 23-24 Sarasota Orchestra, Masterworks Series: To Sarasota With Love Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 24 Broadway at the Movies, concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 24-25 Back Home Again, John Denver tribute concert Venice Theatre


February 25 The Beach Boys: Then and Now, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 25 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


February 26 Music Staff Roundtable, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, Sarasota


February 26 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 26 Sarah McLachlan, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 26 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 27 The Sleeping Beauty, Russian ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 27 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


February 27 Garden Medicine with Herbal Tea, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 28 David Foster, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 28 - March 10 Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City


February 28 - March 17 Into the Night, play Manatee Performing Arts Center (studio), Sarasota


March 1 Music on Main, Jah Movement Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


March 1-2 Sarasota Orchestra, Pops Series: An Evening with Judy Garland Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 2 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 2 Showtime, song and dance benefit Venice Theatre


March 2 Cast Net Making and Cast Net Throwing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 2 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


March 2 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


March 3 Celtic Woman, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 2-24 Nabucco, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 3-4 Capital Steps, parody Venice Theatre


March 4 Caroline Kennedy, Ringling College Library Town Hall Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 4 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


March 5 Rain, Beatles tribute Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 5 Abilities Shining Luncheon, benefit Michael's on East, Sarasota


March 5 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 5 Principal Artists Roundtable, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, Sarasota


March 5 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 6 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


March 6 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 6 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 7 Series: Pine Cone Quilting, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 7-24 A Flea in Her Ear, play The Island Playhouse, Anna Maria Island


March 8-9 Poetry & Liberty, Program 6, live ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 8 - April 14 In a Word, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


March 9 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 9 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


March 9-10 Spring Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


March 9-23 Rita & Susanna's Secret, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 10-11 Let's Hang On, Frankie Valli tribute concert Venice Theatre


March 11 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


March 12 Technical Staff Roundtable, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, Sarasota


March 12 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 13 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


March 13 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 14-31 The Lion King, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 15 Knot Tying, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 15 Pavel Haas Quartet, Great Performers Series concert Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


March 16 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 16 Blacksmithing: Survival Knife, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 16 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


March 16 Red Ribbon Gala, benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


March 16 Southeastern Guide Dogs, walkathon benefit Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


March 16-17 Winter Fine Art Festival Downtown, Lakewood Ranch


March 17-18 Buddy Returns, Buddy Holly tribute concert Venice Theatre


March 18 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


March 19 Sea Salt Scrub, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 19 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 20 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 20 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 20 The Collingsworth Family, concert Carlisle Inn, Sarasota


March 20 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


March 20-21 Noises Off, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


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


March 20 - April 28 Love, Sung in the Key of Aretha, performance Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


March 21 Tour A.P. Bell Fish House Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 21 - April 7 Ain't Misbehavin', musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


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 22-24 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 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 23 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


March 26 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 27 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


March 30 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 30 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


April 2 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


April 5 Line Splicing Workshop Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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 5-14 Sarasota Film Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


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


April 6 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 6 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


April 6 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


April 6-7 Spring Fine Art Festival Lido Beach


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 10-13 Whiskey Obsession Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


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


April 11-20 Sailor Circus 70th Anniversary Sailor Circus, 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 12-28 Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, play Venice Theatre


April 13 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


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


April 13 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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 Menopause, The Musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 17 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


April 20 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 20 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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 Storytelling, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


April 25 Dining Out for Life, benefit Participating restaurants, 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 26-27 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 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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 On the Menu, concert Performing Arts Center, North Port


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


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


May 4 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 4 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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 10 Opera Composers in Song Opera House, Sarasota


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


May 11 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 11 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


May 18 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 18 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


June 6 Artist Showcase, Sarasota Music Festival Holley Hall, 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 9 Rising Stars, Sarasota Music Festival Holley Hall, Sarasota


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


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


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


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

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