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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.

570 events listed through July 11, 2019
Updated August 17, 2018
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - August 18 Summer Beach Party, Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


Now - August 19 Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


Now - August 19 Music of the Night, swing concert Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - August 19 Things Come Apart, photography exhibit South Florida Museum, Sarasota


Now - August 19 On Golden Pond, play The Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - August 19 Other People's Money, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - August 19 Darryl Lenox, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


Now - August 24 Dog Days of Summer, community art exhibit Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota


Now - August 26 Newsies, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


Now - August 26 The Turn of the Screw, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - August 26 Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


Now - August 31 Plants, Flowers & Gardens, art exhibit Artists' Guild of AMI, Holmes Beach


Now - August 31 Florida Fins, Feathers and Flowers, art exhibit Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach


Now - September 7 Summer Showcase, art exhibit Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota


Now - September 7 Linda Richichi, art exhibit 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota


Now - September 9 VOLUMES, Ezra Masch exhibit The Ringling, Sarasota


Now - September 14 Octavio Perez, illustration art exhibit Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota


Now - September 15 Cuban Artists, canvas art exhibit Chasen Galleries, Sarasota


Now - September 29 Summer Showcase, art exhibit Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota


Now - September 30 Clemente Mimun, art exhibit Galleria Selecchia, Sarasota


Now - September 30 Nathaniel Katz, sculpture retrospective exhibit Galleria Selecchia, Sarasota


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


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

 

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August 17 Possibilities, art exhibit Art Center, Sarasota


August 17 Reflections, art exhibit Art Center, Venice


August 17 Wakey, Wakey, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


August 17 Friday Fest, Rebel Heart concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Bayfront, Sarasota


August 18 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


August 18 I Got Rhythm, Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 18 Umbrella House Tour Lido Shores, Sarasota


August 18 Patsy Line, tribute Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


August 18 Manatee and Sarasota School Board Candidate Forum Selby Auditorium at USF, Sarasota


August 18 Fermented Pickles & Veggies, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


August 18 Paws in the Park and Orioles v. Rays, GCL baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


August 18 Sarasota Ballet School Open House FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


August 18 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


August 18 Ricky Nelson Remembered, Nelson twin's concert Opera House, Sarasota


August 18 Day of Dance, contemporary dance Opera House, Sarasota


August 18 Little Miss Pageant, Pioneer Festival Lemon Bay High School, Englewood


August 18 Fort de Soto Series Triathlon #2 Fort de Soto, St. Petersburg


August 18 Prohibition party Sky bar, Sarasota


August 19 Rigoletto, opera Film Opera House, Sarasota


August 19 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


August 19 Not My Type, Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 19 As Time Goes By, Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 19 Family Bowling Tournament, Pioneer Festival Englewood Bowl


August 19 Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special, documentary Multiple theaters, Sarasota


August 21 Shane Moss - A good Trip, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 21 Orioles v. Red Sox, GCL baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


August 21-23 Marauders (Pittsburgh) v. Charlotte, FSL baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


August 21-26 Before Steepletop, play The Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


August 21-31 Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


August 21 - September 23 Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


August 22 Full Swing Golf Fundamentals, series Tatum Ridge Golf Links, Sarasota


August 22-26 Shane Mauss, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 23 VOLUMES, Brian Blades special percussion performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


August 23 Summertime Local Time, Tony Hernandez Bookstore1, Sarasota


August 23 Summer Salon III, Calvin Falwell opera guild Bird Key Yacht Club


August 23-25 Tony's Girls, Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 23 - September 9 Becoming Dr. Ruth, play Manatee Performing Arts Center (studio), Sarasota


August 24 Kids Shipwreck, Pioneer Festival Tringali Center, Englewood


August 24 Orioles v. Rays, GCL baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


August 24-26 Marauders (Pittsburgh) v. Dunedin, FSL baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


August 25 Teens Shipwreck, Pioneer Festival Tringali Center, Englewood


August 25 Annual Sarasota Bay Watch, scallops and clams Sarasota Sailing Squadron, City Island


August 25 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


August 25 Bridge 5K, 10K, mile walk and children runs Fort Hamer County Park, Parrish


August 25 Bradentucky Bombers v. All City Rollers, roller derby Ice and Sports Complex, Ellenton


August 25 NEST Nature Day Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


August 25 Chalkfest, Pioneer Festival Dearborn Street, Englewood


August 25 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


August 25 Full Moon Ghost Tour Historic Spanish Point, Sarasota


August 25-26 Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook, Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 25 - September 28 Summer Works, art exhibit Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota


August 26 Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga and Picnic Overlook Park, Longboat Key


August 26 Fish-A-Thon, Pioneer Festival Tom Adams Bridge, Englewood


August 26 Don Quixote, ballet Film Opera House, Sarasota


August 26 As Time Goes By, Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 26 Historical Tours, Pioneer Festival Englewood


August 26 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


August 27 Improvisational Workshop, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 28 Sing-A-long, Pioneer Festival Green St. Church, Englewood


August 29 - September 2 Wakey, Wakey, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


August 29 - September 2 Frankie Paul, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 30 VOLUMES, special percussion performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


August 30 Summertime Local Time, Paul Szep Bookstore1, Sarasota


August 30 Summertime Local Time, Paul Szep Bookstore1, Sarasota


September 1 Cardboard Boat Race, Pioneer Festival Indian Mound Park, Englewood


September 1 Venice Triathlon YMCA, Venice


September 1 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


September 1 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


September 1 15th Annual Venice Triathlon Sharky's on the Pier, Venice


September 1 Shipwreck Dance, Pioneer Festival Pioneer Park, Englewood


September 1-2 72nd Annual Labor Day Regatta Sailing Squadron, City Island


September 1-2 Venice Craft Festival Miami Avenue, Venice


September 1-30 Beach, Bodies & Boats, art exhibit Artists' Guild of AMI, Holmes Beach


September 1-30 Innovations, art exhibit Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach


September 2 Diaper Derby, Pioneer Festival Lemon Bay Woman's Club, Englewood


September 2 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


September 2-3 Festival & Car Show, Pioneer Festival Pioneer Park, Englewood


September 3 Labor Day Relax and enjoy your day


September 3 62nd Annual Parade, Pioneer Festival Dearborn Street, Englewood


September 5-9 Carl Rimi, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 6 Ringling Underground, concert Ringling Museum courtyard, Sarasota


September 6 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


September 6 Storytelling: French Art, member preview The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


September 6 Sabrina, classic film Opera House, Sarasota


September 6 VOLUMES, Antonio Sanchez special percussion performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


September 6 Summertime Local Time, Roslyn Schindler Bookstore1, Sarasota


September 7 Exploration of New & Different Ideas, art exhibit Grace Howl Contemporary Art, Sarasota


September 7 First Friday Gallery Walk on Palm Palm Avenue, Sarasota


September 7 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


September 7 - October 10 SPLASH, group art exhibit 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota


September 7-16 Peter & The Starcatcher, play Venice Theatre


September 8 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


September 8 Storytelling: French Art, members day The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


September 8 The Goldtones, concert Venice Theatre


September 8 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


September 9 Queen of Spades, opera Film Opera House, Sarasota


September 9 Friends of Art of Our Time, members only The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


September 9 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


September 9 - December 2 Storytelling, French art from the Horvitz Collection The Ringling, Sarasota


September 11 Victims and Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony Patriots Park, Venice


September 11 Tribute to Heroes Memorial Service Riverwalk Great Lawn, Bradenton


September 12-16 Dennis Blair, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 11-23 Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


September 13 The Housewife Loved a Bandit, author Larry Baran discussion Bookstore1, Sarasota


September 13 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


September 13-30 Anne of Green Gables, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


September 14 Friday Fest, Dr. Dave Band concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Bayfront, Sarasota


September 14-15 Fall Home Show Robarts Arena, Sarasota


September 15 International Coastal Clean Up Day Local coastal beaches


September 15 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


September 15 Fort de Soto Series Triathlon #3 Fort de Soto, St. Petersburg


September 15 Umbrella House Tour Lido Shores, Sarasota


September 15 A Taste of Downtown, fundraising dinner Opera House, Sarasota


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


September 15 Kombucha 101, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


September 15 Life's a Beach Triathlon Lido Beach Resort, Lido Key


September 16 Le Corsaire, ballet Film Opera House, Sarasota


September 16 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


September 16 Music of Spain, Italy and Theatre, concert Fischer-Weisenborne Residence, Sarasota


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


September 18 Social and Singer, opera guild Opera House, Sarasota


September 19-23 Mitch Fatel, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 20 Jerry Seinfeld, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


September 20 The Great Caruso, classic film Opera House, Sarasota


September 20 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


September 20 East Meets West Regional Business Expo Robarts Arena, Sarasota


September 20 Fantasy/Adventure Books, author Linda Lee Schell discussion Bookstore1, Sarasota


September 20-30 The Unexpected Guest, play The Island Playhouse, Anna Maria Island


September 20 - October 7 Annie Get Your Gun, play The Players Centre for Performing arts, Sarasota


September 21 The Flying Carrs Circus - Myths & Legends Robarts Arena, Sarasota


September 21-22 Annual Venice Sidewalk Sale Multiple merchants downtown, Venice


September 21 - October 7 Lend Me A Tenor, play Venice Theatre


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


September 22 Museum Day, free admission The Ringling Museum and participating museums, Sarasota


September 22 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


September 22 Art, Rhythm and Culture Festival Opera House, Sarasota


September 22 Venice Music and Beer Festival Venice Beach


September 22 Seventh Annual Red Hot Event, blood drive Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


September 22 Totally Tailgate, benefit Michael's on East, Sarasota


September 22 Annual Siesta Key Triathlon Siesta Key Beach


September 22 Bradentucky Bombers v. Sugar Sands, roller derby Ice and Sports Complex, Ellenton


September 23 iconcept, jr., child fashion design challenge Michael's on East, Sarasota


September 23 Don Carlo, opera Film Opera House, Sarasota


September 23 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


September 24 Full Moon Ghost Tour Historic Spanish Point, Sarasota


September 25 Indigo Dye, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


September 26-30 Davbid Scott - Swinger, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 27 Home Healthcare Veteran, author Tina Marrelli discussion Bookstore1, Sarasota


September 27 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


September 27-30 FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


September 27-30 Florida Watercolor Society Convention, art exhibit Artcenter Manatee, Bradenton


September 28 William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, City Island


September 28 Grey Matters, Alzheimer's Research Symposium Roskamp Institute, Sarasota


September 28 - October 21 Suds, The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera Venice Theatre


September 29 Venice Beach Party Public Beach, Venice


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


September 29 The More You Know Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


September 30 Don Pasquale, opera Film Opera House, Sarasota


September 30 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


October 3 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


October 3-7 Janet Williams, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 3 - November 11 Raisin, musical Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


October 4 Ringling Underground, concert Ringling Museum courtyard, Sarasota


October 4 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


October 5 First Friday Gallery Walk on Palm Palm Avenue, Sarasota


October 5 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


October 6 Fish For United Way, tournament Lake Parrish


October 6 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 6 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


October 6 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


October 6 Writing Workshop, Historical Fiction, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 6-7 Pumpkin Festival Fruitville Grove, Sarasota


October 6-7 Downtown Craft Festival Central Avenue, Sarasota


October 7 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


October 7 Fashion, Fur & Fun, dog show Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


October 8 Columbus Day Celebrate Christopher Columbus who sailed the oceans blue


October 9 Music Instruction: Mandolin Series Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 10 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


October 10-14 Jodi White, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 11 Fabulous 50s, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, Sarasota


October 11 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


October 11 Eddie Izzard, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


October 12 Spanish Night, piano recital Opera House, Sarasota


October 13 Jaguars Concourse de Elegance Center Park, St. Armands Circle


October 13 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


October 13 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


October 13 2018 Annual Crystal Gala Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


October 13 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 13-14 Pumpkin Festival Fruitville Grove, Sarasota


October 13-14 Most Elegant Home Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


October 14 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


October 14 Lord of the Dance, Dangerous Games Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


October 17 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


October 17 Dolphins: Our Coastal Neighbors, lecture Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 18 Ladies Night, discount shopping Multiple merchants, St. Armands Circle


October 18 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


October 18 What is an aria?, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, Sarasota


October 18 - November 4 Calendar Girls, play Manatee Performing Arts Center (studio), Sarasota


October 19 Matthew Duvall, Inlet, percussion performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


October 19 Kenny G, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


October 19-20 Preacher Lawson, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 19-21 Sun Fiesta Centennial Park, Venice


October 19-21 Coin Show and Sale Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


October 20 Matthew Duvall, Transient Landscapes, percussion performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


October 20 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 20 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


August 18 Cortez Nautical Flea Market Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 20 Umbrella House Tour Lido Shores, Sarasota


October 20-21 Pumpkin Festival Fruitville Grove, Sarasota


October 27 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


October 20-21 St. Armands Boat Show Center Park, St. Armands Circle


October 21 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


October 21 Bob Dylan, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


October 21 Curtain Raiser, season reunion Opera House, Sarasota


October 23 Sea Salt Scrub, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 24 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


October 24 Full Moon Ghost Tour Historic Spanish Point, Sarasota


October 24-28 Carmen Ciricillo, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 25 Critics have their say, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, Sarasota


October 25 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


October 25 - November 11 Cabaret, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


October 26 The Barber of Seville, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


October 26 Friends of Asian Art The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


October 26-28 Iconographic, Program 1, live ballet FSU Center for The Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 26 - December 2 South Pacific, musical Venice Theatre


October 27 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 27 The Simon & Garfunkel Story, performance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


October 27-28 Pumpkin Festival Fruitville Grove, Sarasota


October 28 Boo Run & Boo Dash, 5K run & Dash Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


October 28 The Barber of Seville, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


October 28 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


October 28-29 The Alter Eagles, tribute concert Venice Theatre


October 29 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


October 31 The Barber of Seville, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


October 31 10th Anniversary of Fright Night Center Park, St. Armands Circle


October 31 Safe Treats Halloween Participating Downtown Merchants, Siesta Key


October 31 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


October 31 - November 4 Flip Schultz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 1 Ringling Underground, concert Ringling Museum courtyard, Sarasota


November 1 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 1 Take A Letter, Mr. Postman, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, Sarasota


November 1 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 1 God Bless the USA!, concert Performing Arts Center, North Port


November 2 First Friday Gallery Walk on Palm Palm Avenue, Sarasota


November 2 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


November 2-25 Silence! The Musical Venice Theatre


November 3 Expanding Our Universe, 26th Annual Gala South Florida Museum, Bradenton


November 3 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 3 Ferraris on the Circle Center Park, St. Armands Circle


November 3 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


November 3 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


November 3 The Goldtones, doo-wop concert Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


November 3-4 The Little Sweep, youth opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 4 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


November 5 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


November 6 The Barber of Seville, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 7 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


November 8 The Barber of Seville, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 8 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 8-18 Baggage, play The Island Playhouse, Anna Maria Island


November 9 The Nature of Forgetting, Theatre Re performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


November 9-12 Chalk Festival, Garden of Wonders Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


November 9-12 Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival Siesta Key Beach


November 10 Caravan of Stars, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 10 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 10 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


November 10 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


November 10-11 St. Armands Art Festival Center Park, St. Armands Circle


November 10-11 Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale Multiple merchants, St. Armands Circle


November 11 The Barber of Seville, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 11 Veterans Appreciation Day Multiple merchants, St. Armands Circle


November 11 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


November 11-12 The Folk Legends, concert Venice Theatre


November 12 Veterans Day Celebrate the men and women who served in the military


November 13 Candle Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 14 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


November 14 Pine Needle Basket, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 14 What’s the Big Deal About Seagrasses?, lecture Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 14-15 Rohn Hortman, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 15 Ladies Night, discount shopping Multiple merchants, St. Armands Circle


November 15 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 16 Stills & Collins, folk rock concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 16-17 Masters of Dance, Program 2, live ballet Opera House, Sarasota


November 16-17 Jay Mohr, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 17 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 17 Mannheim Steamroller, Christmas concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 17 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


November 17 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


November 18 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


November 18-19 Michael Walters as Dame Edna, parody Venice Theatre


November 21 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


November 22 Thanksgiving Day Be thankful for the many joys of life


November 24 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 24 Holiday Parade Historic Downtown, Venice


November 24 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


November 24 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


November 24-25 Seafood and Music Festival Downtown, Lakewood Ranch


November 25 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


November 25 Trunk Show featuring Jewelry Artist Silvia Engle The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 28 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


November 28 - December 2 Chris Cope, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 28 - January 13 Marvin Gaye, Prince of Soul, performance Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


November 29 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 29 - December 16 Elf, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


November 29 - December 16 A Christmas Carol, play Manatee Performing Arts Center (studio), Sarasota


November 30 Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


November 30 - December 2 Bradenton Blues Festival Riverwalk, Bradenton


November 30 - December 23 The Santaland Diaries, play Venice Theatre


December 1 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 1 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 1 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 2 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


December 2-3 Tribute to the King, Elvis tribute concert Venice Theatre


December 4 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 4-5 The King and I, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 5 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


December 5-9 David Scott, Mr. Showtime, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 6 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 6-8 Jon Lovitz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 7 Holiday Night on St. Armands Center Park, St. Armands Circle


December 7 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


December 7 First Friday Gallery Walk on Palm Palm Avenue, Sarasota


December 7 Trunk Show featuring Textile Artist Cherie Ketchum The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 7 Trunk Show featuring Jewelry Artist Brae Hanson The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 7 Members Annual Holiday Sale The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 8 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 8 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 8 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 9 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


December 9 Trunk Show featuring Jewelry Artist Kim Schmeits The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 11 Brian Wilson Christmas Album Live Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 11 Gallagher & Artie Fletcher, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 11 Shell Ornament, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 12 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


December 12 Scuba Diving History in Florida, lecture Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 12-13 Black Nativity, performance Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


December 12-16 Tony Deyo, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 13 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 14 Operetta Night Opera House, Sarasota


December 14-15 Victorian Winters, Program 3, live ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 14-20 A Christmas Carol, play Venice Theatre


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 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


December 16 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


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


December 19 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


December 19-20 Black Nativity, performance Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


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


December 20 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


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


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 FST Freestyle, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, 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 26-30 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 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 Capital 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 with Dean Napolitano, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota

 

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


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


January 2 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


January 4-20 See Rock City, play Venice Theatre


January 5 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 5 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


January 9 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 9 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


January 12 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 12 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


January 12-13 Winter Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


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


January 15 Shell Flowers, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 16 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


January 19 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 19 Cast Net, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 19 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


January 23 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


January 23 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


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


January 26 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 26 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


January 29 Candle Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


January 30 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 30 Storytelling, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


February 6 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


February 6 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 7 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 12 Boston Pops on Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 12 Cheese Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 13 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


February 16 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


February 16 Florida Fun Shoot Sarasota Gun Club


February 16 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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 Sweet Suites, concert Performing Arts Center, North Port


February 18 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


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


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 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


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


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


February 23 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


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


February 23 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


February 25 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


February 26 Music Staff Roundtable, discussion Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House, 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 Garden Medicine with Herbal Tea, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 28 Cinderella, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 28 - March 17 Into the Night, play Manatee Performing Arts Center (studio), 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 2-24 Turandot, opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 3-4 Capital Steps, parody Venice Theatre


March 4 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


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 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 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, 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 13 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


March 15 Knot Tying, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 16 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 16 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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 20 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


March 20 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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 - April 14 Disenchanted!, musical comedy Venice Theatre


March 23 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 23 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


March 27 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


March 30 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 30 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


April 3 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, 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 Splicing Workshop Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 6 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 6 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


April 9 Shell Flowers, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


April 10 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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 16 Pine Needle Basket, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 17 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


April 20 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 20 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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 - May 12 Barnum, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, 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 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


May 4 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 4 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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 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


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

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