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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.

 

505 events listed through November 25, 2018
Updated February 22, 2018
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - February 23 Alla Prima Watercolor, workshop Art Center, Sarasota


Now - February 23 Tarashikomi, art class Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


Now - February 24 Art From the Heart, art exhibit Art Center, Sarasota


Now - February 25 Italian Feast & Carnival Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


Now - February 25 Tracy Smith, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 4 Heisenberg, drama Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 4 Hunchback of Notre Dame, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


Now - March 4 The Morning After Grace, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 4 Ovation, circus Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


Now - March 4 Toxic Avenger, play Venice Theatre


Now - March 9 Multiple Displays, art exhibit Art Center, Sarasota


Now - March 10 Light Chase, art exhibit Alfstad& Contemporary, Sarasota


Now - March 11 Northside Hollow, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 11 Bullets Over Broadway, play The Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - March 16 Constellations, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 18 Dream Girls, musical Venice Theatre


Now - March 23 American Watercolor Society, art exhibit Art Center of Manatee, Bradenton


Now - March 24 Glass: Cold, Cast and Cut, art exhibit Ringling College of Art, Sarasota


Now - March 24 As Many Hours as it Takes, art exhibit Ringling College of Art, Sarasota


Now - March 25 Native Gardens, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 28 Shakespeare in Love, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


Now - March 31 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - April 1 Blue Suede Shoes, musical Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - April 14 Rhinoceros, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - April 18 Inside the Studio, ballet film festival FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - June 10 Blue Suede Shoes, musical Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - June 10 Hank Willis Thomas: Branded/Unbranded, photo exhibit The Ringling, Sarasota

 

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February 22 Gordon Lightfoot, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 22 Ageless Grace, educational session II The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


February 22 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 22 Cookies and Crafts, benefit Motorworks Brewing company, Bradenton


February 22 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


February 22 Midori Honors Bernstein, Masterworks 5, orchestra concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 22 Hob Nob Bar-B-Que Dolphin Aviation, Bradenton


February 22 Perlman Music Program, orchestra concert Mote Marine Aquarium, City Island


February 22 SVAS Pop Up Show, opening reception SVAS Exhibition Space, Sarasota


February 22 Ponies for Pups, benefit Polo Grill, Bradenton


February 22 Longboat Key North Community Forum Christ Church, Longboat Key


February 22 Tracy Smith, comedy benefit McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 22-24 Italian Feast & Carnival Airport, Venice


February 23 Rediscovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, lifelong learning The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


February 23 Life's a Beach, FST improv Education Center, Longboat Key


February 23 Tampa Bay at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


February 23 Wine Dinner, opera mini event Local Venue, Sarasota


February 23 Foodlosophy, black tie event Michael's on East, Sarasota


February 23 Twice as Nice, symphony concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 23 Mardi Gras Party DeSoto Palms Assisted Living Community, Sarasota


February 23 Wicked Water: Flooding Adaptation in Coastal Florida, panel Center for Architecture, Sarasota


February 23 Florida: Where Water, Earth and Heaven Meet, lecture Performing Arts Center, Venice


February 23-25 Midori Honors Bernstein, Masterworks 5, orchestra concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 23-25 Tracy Smith, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 23-25 Program 5 - The Sarasota Ballet Presents Ballet Hispánico FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


February 23-25 Coin Show & Sale Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


February 24 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 24 Chorus of the Keys, Barbershop Harmony Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 24 Andy's Art Factory Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


February 24 Neil Diamond Tribute Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


February 24 Sea Turtle Education Broadway Beach Access, Longboat Key


February 24 Showtime '18 Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 24 OsFest Reggae Block Party The Gator Club, Sarasota


February 24 Beertopia, benefit Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Lakewood Ranch


February 24 Minnesota at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


February 24 Mew York at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


February 24 Mardi Gras Rubonia


February 24 Aztec Two Step, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


February 24 Jazz Masters, Hyman & Peplowski Performing Arts Center, Venice


February 24 Showtime, benefit Venice Theatre


February 24 Health and Wellness Expo Medical Center, Lakewood Ranch


February 24 Broadway & Beyond, concert Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Holmes Beach


February 24 Danny's Dream, cancer benefit St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Longboat Key


Trout Fishing in America, concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 24 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


February 24-25 Festival of Dance from the African Diaspora Contemporary Dance, Sarasota


February 24-25 Craft Festival Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key


February 24-25 Fine Arts Festival Riverwalk, Bradenton


February 24-25 Fine Art Festival St. Petersburg


February 25 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 25 Cynthia Sayer, jazz quartet concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 25 Itzhak, tribute film Beatrice Friedman Theater, Sarasota


February 25 Chuchito Valdes Trio, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


February 25 Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Quintet Performing Arts Center, Venice


February 25 Sarasota Polo Polo Grounds, Lakewood Ranch


February 25 Global Jazz and Exotic Chamber Music Performing Arts Center, Venice


February 25 On the Road, play Starlite Room, Sarasota


February 25 Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 25 - May 20 Toni Dove: Embodied Machines, art exhibit The Ringling, Sarasota


February 25-26 Let's Hang On, tribute concert Venice Theatre


February 26 Great Performers Series, Staatskapelle Weimar, concert conductor Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 26 Daniel Jordan, Music Monday interview Church of the Palms, Sarasota


February 26 Hearts Uplifted, chorus and orchestra First Presbyterian Church, Sarasota


February 25 On the Road, play Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key


February 26 Daniel Jordan, Music Monday interview Presbyterian Church, Venice


February 26 Detroit at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


February 26 Toronto at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


February 26 Improvisation for Singles, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 26 Junior League Legacy Luncheon Michael's on East Ballroom, Sarasota


February 26 The good, the bad and the smelly, lecture Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, City Island


February 26 Advanced Watercolor, session II Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


February 28 An Evening of Short Plays Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key


February 26 Opera House Tour Opera House, Sarasota


February 26-28 Creating Abstract Paining with a "WOW" Factor Art Center, Sarasota


February 27 Romeo & Juliet Carmen, Moscow ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 27 Men's Golf Clinic University Park Country Club, Sarasota


February 27 Intermediate Watercolor, session II Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


February 27 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 27-28 Royal Tea Series Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota


February 28 Ladies' Golf Clinic University Park Country Club, Sarasota


February 28 St. Louis at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


February 28 Potting and Mounting Orchids, session I Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


February 28 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 28 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Billie Holiday tribute Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


February 28 Are you ready to Live to 100?, lunch and learn The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


February 28 Fabulous Arts Boutique, opening champagne reception Art Center, Sarasota


February 28 - March 3 Basile Dysfunctionally Yours, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 28 - April 8 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, concert Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


February 28 - May 20 Toni Dove: Embodied Machines, art exhibit The Ringling, Sarasota


March 1 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 1 General Election Candidate Forum Bayfront Park Recreation Center, Longboat Key


March 1 Ring Them Bells, concert Michael's On East, Sarasota


March 1 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


March 1 Ageless Grace, educational session III The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 1 Painting Postcards in the Garden, session I Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 1 Toronto at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 1 Art, Math and Orange Peels, New Topics lecture New College of Florida, Sarasota


March 1 On the Road, play Glenridge on Palmer Ranch, Sarasota


March 1 Fabulous Arts Boutique Art Center, Sarasota


March 1 Queen Nation, tribute concert Community Center, Venice


March 1-3 Fabulous Arts Boutique Art Center, Sarasota


March 1-4 Nashville’s Music Row Comes to the Ballpark, benefit Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 1-11 Florida Strawberry Festival Amscot Festival Grounds, Plant City


March 1-18 Baby, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 2 Take Charge of Your Life, lifelong learning The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 2 Dancing in the Gardens, session III Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 2 Drawing Workshop Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 2 Concert at Noon, apprentice opera performers Opera House, Sarasota


March 2 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 2 Singing in the Gardens Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 2 Stress Busting, lecture Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 2 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 2-3 Program 6 - Dreams of Nature, ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 2-3 Royal Rummage Sale St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, Longboat Key


March 3 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 3 Artists Roundtable, opera discussion Kamlet Library, Sarasota


March 3 Suncoast Blues Festival County Fairgrounds, Sarasota


March 3 ArtSlam, art and performances Downtown, Bradenton


March 3 Orchids 101 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 3 Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


March 3 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 3 Longboat Key Garden Club Home Tour Various homes, Longboat Key


March 3 My Hometown Fest Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


March 3 Old Hollywood at Cocoanut Grove, benefit gala Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota


March 3 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


March 3-4 Fairy House Festival Historic Spanish Point, Osprey


March 3-4 Seafood and Music Festival Downtown, St. Petersburg


March 4 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 4 Basile's Greek Comedy Show McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 4 Sarasota Polo Polo Grounds, Lakewood Ranch


March 4 Narek Arutyunian, young concert artists Faith Lutheran Church, Sarasota


March 4 Celtic Woman, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 4 Boston at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 4 Young Concert Artists International Faith Lutheran Church, Sarasota


March 4 French Impressions, Chamber Singers Concert Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota


March 4 Veteras Salute, benefit concert Community Center, Venice


March 4-6 Orange is the New Barack, The Capitol Steps Venice Theatre


March 5 Too Young to Be Old, art of living well The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 5 Michael Lewis, RCLA lecture series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 5 Yoga in the Gardens, session III Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 5 Narek Arutyunian, Music Monday interview Church of the Palms, Sarasota


March 5 Advanced Watercolors, session III Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 5 Narek Arutyunian, Music Monday interview Presbyterian Church, Venice


March 5 Ringling by the Bay, Paisley Craze concert The Ringling, Sarasota


March 5 Opera House Tour Opera House, Sarasota


March 5 Yakov Smirnoff, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 6 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 6 Intermediate Watercolors, session III Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 6 Guided Art Collection & Backstage Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 6 Business, Arts, Science, Education (BASE), discussion Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 6-7 The Wizard of Oz, play Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 7 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 7 Yoga in the Gardens II, session II Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 7 Fundraiser Honoring Lisa Hagerman, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 7 Care and Mounting of Epiphytes, session I Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 7 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 7 Wine and Design Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 7-10 Keith Alberstadt, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 7-10 World of Jazz, concert festival Jazz Club of Sarasota


March 8 Detroit at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 8 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 8 Daughtry, rock concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 8 Toronto at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 8 Ecoprint Flowers and Leaves Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 8 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


March 8-18 Jewish Film Festival TBA, Sarasota


March 8 Keith Alberstadt, comedy benefit McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 9 Impact of Robotics & AI, lifelong learning The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 9 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 9 Cat Tails - A Night in the Garden, benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 9 Covers at Three, understudy opera performances Opera House, Sarasota


March 9-10 Best of Broadway, pops concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 9-10 Keith Alberstadt, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 9-10 Jane Seymour & Sean M. Flynn, meet the artists Chasen Galleries, Sarasota


March 10 Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon Rossi Park, Sarasota


March 10 French Impressions, Key Chorale Chamber Singers Holley Hall, Sarasota


March 10 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 10 Tiefland Prelude Dinner, opera mini event Local Venue, Sarasota


March 10 Artists Roundtable, opera discussion Kamlet Library, Sarasota


March 10 Atlanta at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 10 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 10 Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, concert Performing Arts Center, Venice


March 10 Ponies for Pups, charity polo match Polo Grounds, Sarasota


March 10 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


March 10 Liverpool Live, Beatles tribute Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 10-11 Gasparilla Music Festival Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa


March 10-11 Spring Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


March 10-11 Springfest Festival Holmes Beach, Bradenton


March 11 National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 11 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 11 Happy Birthday Israel Robarts Arena, Sarasota


March 11 Leon S. Pitts II, young artist performance Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


March 11 Philadelphia at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 11 Sarasota Polo Polo Grounds, Lakewood Ranch


March 11-12 The Kingston Trio, concert Venice Theatre


March 12 BrainWorks, art of living well The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 12 Dance to the Movies Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 12 Principal Film Series - Diaghilev FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 12 Baltimore at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 12 Opera House Tour Opera House, Sarasota


March 12 Showcase Luncheon - Ballet 101 with Iain Webb Michael's on East, Sarasota


March 12 Jenny Kim-Godfrey, Music Monday interview Church of the Palms, Sarasota


March 12 Jenny Kim-Godfrey, Music Monday interview Presbyterian Church, Venice


March 13 Neil Berg's 109 Years of Broadway Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 13 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 13 Frankenstein at 200, New Topics lecture New College of Florida, Sarasota


March 14 Pop Art into the Butterfly Garden, Warhol-Style Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 14 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 14 Variations on a Theme: Andy Warhol and Hibiscus Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 14 Warhol Nights, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 14 New York at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 14 Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 14 Jim Breuer, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 14 Audra McDonald, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 14-15 Roe, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


March 15 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 15 Resonant Rogues, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


March 15 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


March 15 Rick Springfield, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 15 Lift-Off, Masterworks concert SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 15-18 Julie Scoggins, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 15-25 The Price, play The Players Theatre, Sarasota


March 15 - April 8 A Midsummer Night's Dream, play Venice Theatre


March 16 Concerts at Noon, apprentice opera performers Opera House, Sarasota


March 16 SPARCCle in the City, black tie benefit The Westin, Sarasota


March 16 Atlanta at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 16 Great Performers Series, Takács String Quartet Riverview Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 16 Demographics Impact on Economies, lifelong learning The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 16 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 16-18 Lift-Off, Masterworks concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 16-25 Agricultural Fair Robarts Arena, Sarasota


March 16 - April 14 Roe, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


March 17 St. Patrick's Day Ready for some corned beef and cabbage?


March 17 St. Paddy's Day at Lynches Lynches Pub, St. Armands Circle


March 17 Toronto at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 17 Art Market The Cottage, Nokomis


March 17 Minnesota at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 17 Artists Roundtable, opera discussion Kamlet Library, Sarasota


March 17 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 17 An Evening at the Avant-Garde: In Color, benefit Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota


March 17 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 17 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


March 17-18 From Broadway to Hollywood, concert Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


March 18 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 18 New York at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 18 Boston at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 18 Sarasota Polo Polo Grounds, Lakewood Ranch


March 18 Artists Choice Concert, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 18 Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 19 Body Works, art of living well The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 19 Siddhartha Mukherjee, RCLA lecture series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 19 Ringling by the Bay, A Deeper Shade of Soul concert The Ringling, Sarasota


March 19 A Simon & Garfunkel Experience, tribute Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 19 Minnesota at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 19 Jamie Bernstein, Music Monday interview Church of the Palms, Sarasota


March 19 Jamie Bernstein, Music Monday interview Presbyterian Church, Venice


March 19 PoetryLife Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


March 19 Opera House Tour Opera House, Sarasota


March 19 Business, Arts, Science, Education (BASE), discussion Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 19-22 26th Annual Silver Foxes Show Venice Theatre


March 20 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 20 Tampa Bay at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 21 Whimsey Workshop in Ink and Color with Olivia Braida Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 21 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 21 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 21 The Four Phantoms, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 21 Inside The Studio - Joseph Volpe FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 21-25 Jim McCue, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 21 - April 13 The Things They Carried, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


March 22 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 22 America, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 22 Principally Brahms, concert Michael's On East, Sarasota


March 22 Boston at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 22 Toronto at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 22 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


March 22 Friendship Around the World, cruiseship dining Michael's on the Bay, Sarasota


March 22 - April 8 Little Women, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 23 Discussion of My Favorite Novel, lifelong learning The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 23 Women & Medicine, educational luncheon Michael's on East, Sarasota


March 23 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 23 Tampa Bay at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 23 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 23 Salute to the Stars Luncheon, opera artists celebration Sarasota Yacht Club


March 23 Lewis Black, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 23-25 Cirque Des Voix, the Music of Danny Elfman Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


March 24 In the Fields with Joshua Bell, orchestra Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 24 Minnesota at Baltimore, spring training baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


March 24 Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 24 Kadan Bart Rockett: Kid Magician Performing Arts Center, Venice


March 24 26th Annual Silver Foxes Show Venice Theatre


March 24 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 24 Cheers to 10 Years, black tie benefit Michael's on East Ballroom, Sarasota


March 24 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 24 Academy with Joshua Bell, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 24 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


March 25 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 25 Nordic Folk Tunes, Sarasota Musica Viva Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 25 Sarasota Polo Polo Grounds, Lakewood Ranch


March 26 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, spring training baseball LECOM Park, Bradenton


March 26 Your Power to Renew Your Life, art of living well The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


March 26 Warhol’s Roses Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 26 Peter Pan, 3D stage spectacular Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 26 Ashu, Music Monday interview Church of the Palms, Sarasota


March 26 Ashu, Music Monday interview Presbyterian Church, Venice


March 27 Tripod Tuesdays Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 27 Hibiscus Earrings Inspired by Warhol Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 27 - April 1 Motown, the Musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 28 Gelli Plate Printing a la Warhol Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 28 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 29 Sumi-e and Haiku – Painting & Poetry Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 29 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


March 29 Paws on the Catwalk, benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


March 29 - April 15 Funny Girl, musical The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 30 Movie Magic – Learn the Basics Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


March 30 Little Bit Country Little Bit Rock N’ Roll, concert The Players Theatre, Sarasota


March 30-31 Steve Byrne, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 1 Sarasota Polo Polo Grounds, Lakewood Ranch


April 1 Easter Brunch Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 2 Principal Film Series - Tanaquil Le Clercq FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


April 2 Yoga in the Gardens, session IV Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 2 Ringling by the Bay, The Lisa Ridings Band concert The Ringling, Sarasota


April 2 Advanced Watercolor, session VI Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 3 Guided Art Collection & Backstage Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 3 Intermediate Watercolor, session IV Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 3 Great Performers Series, Emanuel Ax, piano Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 4 Illusionist Rick Thomas - Nothing Happens Until You Dream Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 4 Yoga in the Gardens II, session III Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 4 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 4 Add POP! To Your Writing Retreat Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 4-5 Gloria, play preview Cook Theatre, Sarasota


April 4-8 Tom Simmons, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 4 - May 25 Honor Killing, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


April 5 Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 5 Sunset Soiree, benefit Michael's on the Bay, Sarasota


April 5 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


April 5-22 2.5 Minute Ride, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 6 Pique Nique Sur la Baie Winefest, benefit Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Bayfront, Sarasota


April 6 Disney Junior Dance Party Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 6 Dancing in the Gardens, session IV Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 6 Growing Orchids in SW Florida, session II Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 6 Unlocking the Mysteries of Plant Essences – Aromatherapy Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 6-8 De Soto Seafood Festival Sutton & Lamb Parks, Palmetto


April 6-29 Gloria, play Cook Theatre, Sarasota


April 6 - May 13 Women Laughing Alone with Salad, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


April 7 The Sarasota Ballet's Annual Gala Opera House, Sarasota


April 7 Fairytale Ball, black tie benefit Michael's on East, Sarasota


April 7 Captain Ron, dinner and a movie Bayfront Park, Longboat Key


April 7 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


April 7-8 Spring Fine Art Festival Lido Beach, Sarasota


April 8 Sarasota Polo Polo Grounds, Lakewood Ranch


April 9 Reshma Saujani, RCLA lecture series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 10-12 Jersey Boys, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 10-29 The Grapes of Wrath, play Venice Theatre


April 11 Potting & Mounting Orchids, session II Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 11 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 11 Warhol's Nature Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 11 Warhol Nights, Sarasota Ballet Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 11-12 Norm Stulz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 11-14 Whiskey Obsession Festival Downtown, Sarasota


April 12 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


April 12 Ikebana, Japanese Flower Arranging…Minimalist Magic Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 13 Teen Idol contest Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 13 Unlocking the Mysteries of Plant Essences – Aromatherapy Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 13-14 Rita Rudner, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 13-15 Shark's Tooth Festival Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


April 13-22 Sarasota Film Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


April 14 Wynonna and the Big Noise, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 14 Art in the Dark, exhibit Michael's on East, Sarasota


April 14 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


April 14 Concert With a Cause, benefit Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 15 Chris Botti, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 15 Parkinson's Expo Robart's Arena, Sarasota


April 15 Norm Stulz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 15 Brahms and Piano Trio, concert First Church, Sarasota


April 16 Not GenERIC, EsotERIC, with Eric Walters Venice Theatre


April 16 Ringling by the Bay, Phase5 concert The Ringling, Sarasota


April 17 Let It Be, tribute concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 18 ABBA, tribute concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 18 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 18 Showcase Luncheon - Ballet Volunteer Appreciation Michael's On East, Sarasota


April 18 Inside The Studio - Bugaku FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


April 18-22 Michael Mack and The Faces of Rock, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 18 - May 6 Much Ado About Nothing, play Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 18 - May 26 Soul Man, musical Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


April 19 Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 19 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


April 19-21 Pageant, audience choice The Players Theatre, Sarasota


April 20-21 Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


April 21 Firefly, benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


April 21 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


April 21 Art Market The Cottage, Nokomis


April 21-22 Seafood and Music Festival Downtown, Tampa bay


April 22 Enrique Chia, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


April 22 Bill Engvall, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 22 Bill Engvall, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 24-25 A Chorus Line, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 25 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 25-29 Al Romas, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 26 Mummenschanz, performance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 26 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


April 26 - May 20 Debbie Does Dallas, musical/span> Venice Theatre


April 26 - May 13 Nice Work If You Can Get It, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 27 Tomorrow's Voices Today, chorus Riverview Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 27-28 Program 7 - Great Masters of Dance, ballet Opera House, Sarasota


April 28 De Soto Heritage Grande Parade Manatee Avenue, Bradenton


April 28 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


April 28-29 Fine Art Festival Downtown, Lakewood Ranch


April 29 Yanni 25 – Live at The Acropolis Anniversary Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 29 We Are Sarasota, diversity performance Opera House, Sarasota


May 1 Guided Art Collection & Backstage Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


May 2 Open Mic Night, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 1-3 Ragtime, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


May 3 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


May 4-27 Ragtime, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


May 5 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


May 5-6 Seafood and Music Festival Downtown, Venice


May 9-13 Lynne Koplitz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 10 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


May 11 The Dick Vitale Gala, benefit Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


May 12 James Taylor All-Star Band with Bonnie Raitt Amalie Arena, Tampa


May 12 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


May 13 Showtime! Music from the Movies Opera House, Sarasota


May 15-20 Stuart Little, play Venice Theatre


May 16 Warhol Nights, Florida Studio Theatre Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


May 16-20 Thai Rivera, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 17 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


May 19 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


May 20 Ari & The Alibis, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


May 21 Ringling by the Bay, Kettle of Fish concert The Ringling, Sarasota


May 22 - June 3 Menopause, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


May 23 Dennis Blair, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 24 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


May 25-27 The Long Reunion, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


May 26 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


May 26-27 Seafood and Music Festival St. Armands Circle


May 28 Memorial Day Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice


May 30 - June 3 Ken Miller, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 31 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


May 31 - June 3 23rd Annual Loveland Show Venice Theatre


June 1 Jungle Book, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


June 2 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


June 5-10 Tony N' Tina's Wedding, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


June 6-8 Jungle Book, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


June 7 Jungle Book, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


June 7 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


June 8-10 Robert Kelly, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 8-30 Jungle Book, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


June 9 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


June 9-24 Jungle Book, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


June 13 Warhol Nights, Sarasota Music Festival Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


June 13-14 John Carfi, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 14 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


June 15-17 Jon Lovitz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 16 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


June 17 Diego Figueiredo with Chiara Izzi, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


June 20-24 Dale Jones, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 21 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


June 23 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


June 23 - July 4 Powerboat Powerboat Grand Prix Festival Multiple venues TBA, Sarasota


June 27 - July 1 Ron Feingold, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 28 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


June 30 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


June 30 - July 1 Powerboat Powerboat Grand Prix Racing Multiple venues TBA, Sarasota


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


July 4 Patriotic Spectacular, chorale concert First Church, Sarasota


July 5 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


July 7 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


July 11-14 The World Series of Comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


July 12 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


July 14 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


July 19 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


July 21 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


July 23-27 The Players New Play Festival The Players Theatre, Sarasota


July 25-29 Flip Schultz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


July 26 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


July 28 Psychic Fair Centre Mall, Venice


September 3 Labor Day Relax and enjoy your day


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

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