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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.

 

376 events listed through July 12, 2018
Updated August 17, 2017
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - August 19 Orioles of Gulf Coast League, baseball Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


Now - August 20 Arsenic and Old Lace, comedic play The Players Theatre, Sarasota


Now - August 20 The Blue Eyed Bettys, chorus Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - August 20 Doublewide, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - August 20 Basile, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


Now - August 25 Englewood Pioneer Festival Photo Contest Submit Online


Now - August 27 The Producers, musical comedy Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


Now - August 27 Double Indemnity, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


Now - August 27 Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre, Venice


Now - September 8 Juried Photography Exhibition, Marie Selby Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


Now - September 10 Pilgrims, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


Now - September 10 External Offerings, Chinese bronze art exhibit Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - September 10 Amazing Acts of the Greatest Show on Earth, poster art exhibit Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - October 15 Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, art exhibit Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - October 29 Posed, aphotography rt exhibit Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

 

*************************** 2017 Events ***************************


August 17 Ladies Night, discount shopping St. Armands Circle


August 17 Wine Walk Centennial Park, Venice


August 17 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


August 17 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


August 17 Kiwanis Club, Susan Goldfarb, special guest The Lazy Lobster, Longboat Key


August 17 Soul Sisters, a Celebration of Divas, Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 18 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Towles Court, Sarasota


August 18 Angels in America, Part I, opera HD live Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


August 18 The Greatest Show on Earth, Classic movie series Opera House, Sarasota


August 18-19 Random Acts: Hold My Beer, Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 18-20 Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


August 19 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


August 19 Broadway Show Tunes, tribute concert Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


August 19 Woodstock Revival Farmers Market, Sarasota


August 19 - September 4 Englewood Pioneer Festival Downtown, Englewood


August 20 Manasota Grilled Cheese Festival Sutton Park, Palmetto


August 20 Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliaci, HD opera Opera House, Sarasota


August 20 Arsenic and Old Lace, comedic play The Players Theatre, Sarasota


August 20 Sarasota Beer Fest Robarts Arena, Sarasota


August 20 Stephen Ditchfield, Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 20-21 Soul Sisters, a Celebration of Divas, Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 22 Mammoth Bones, new play winner Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota


August 22 - September 24 Roar, The Music of the 20s+, cabaret Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


August 23 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


August 23 Siesta Key Rum Pairing Dinner Boca, Sarasota


August 23 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


August 23-27 Louis Johnson, Jr, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 24 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


August 24 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


August 24-25 Melissa Cripps presents Turning Point, Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 24 - September 10 The Father, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


August 25 Jah Movement Reggae Band, Friday Fest concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


August 25 Fourth Friday at the Downtown Village! Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


August 25 Cocktails & Dreams Celebrity Bartender Challenge Lake Club, Lakewood Ranch


August 25 Singing' in the Rain, Classic movie series Opera House, Sarasota


August 25 Friday Night Free Music, Koko Ray Gazebo in Centennial Park, Venice


August 26 Great Scallop Search, volunteer research Sarasota Sailing Squadron, City Island


August 26 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


August 26-27 Kim Kollar presents BABS!, Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 27 Gounod’s Faust, HD opera Opera House, Sarasota


August 27 Stephen Ditchfield, Summer Cabaret Festival Venice Theatre


August 28 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


August 30 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


August 30 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


August 31 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


August 31 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


September 1 Angels in America, Part II, opera HD live Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


September 1 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


September 1 Casablanca, Classic movie series Opera House, Sarasota


September 1 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Five Points Park, Sarasota


September 1-3 Labor Day Sailing Regatta Sarasota Sailing Squadron, City Island


September 2 5K Fun Run/Walk New Balance Sarasota, Sarasota


September 2 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


September 2-3 Venice Craft Festival Miami Avenue, Venice


September 2-3 Under 17 Women’s National soccer team vs. Venezuela Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch


September 3 Black Diamond Burlesque Anniversary, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 4 Labor Day Relax and enjoy your day


September 6 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


September 6 Fashion Show & Luncheon Hyatt Regency, Sarasota


September 6 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


September 7 Ringling Underground, live music Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


September 7 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


September 7 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


September 8 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Burns Square, Sarasota


September 8 Tony Bennett concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


September 8 A Taste of Downtown Sarasota, benefit Opera House, Sarasota


September 8 Friday Night Free Music, Melanie Massell Gazebo in Centennial Park, Venice


September 9 A Taste of Downtown, restaurant challenge Opera House, Sarasota


September 9 Electrify the Island, electric vehicle expo Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, City Island


September 9 Kenny Rogers, tribute concert Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


September 9 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


September 10 The Abduction from the Seraglio, HD opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


September 11 Standing With Our Fallen, 9/11 National Cemetery, Sarasota


September 12 Tribute to Heroes Memorial Service Memorial Site at Riverwalk, Bradenton


September 13 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


September 13 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


September 14 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


September 14 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


September 14 Medicines from Nature, lecture Twin Lakes Park, Sarasota


September 14 - October 1 Mame, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


September 15 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Towles Court, Sarasota


September 15 A Night at the Opera, Classic movie series Opera House, Sarasota


September 15 Reverend Barry & the Funktastic Soul, Friday Fest concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


September 15 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, opera HD live Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


September 15-17 Sarasota Bradenton Fall Home Show Robarts Arena, Sarasota


September 16 Life's a Beach Triathlon Lido Beach Resort, Lido Key


September 16 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


September 9 Neil Diamond, tribute concert Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


September 17 International Coastal Clean-Up Day Multiple Locations, Sarasota


September 17 Macbeth, HD opera Opera House, Sarasota


September 17 Finchtoberfest Celebration, German beer festival Darwin Brewing Company, Bradenton


September 20 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


September 20 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


September 20-24 Josh Sneed, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 21 Ladies Night, discount shopping St. Armands Circle


September 21 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


September 21 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


September 22 Fourth Friday at the Downtown Village! Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


September 22 The Godfather, Classic movie series Opera House, Sarasota


September 22 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


September 22 Friday Night Free Music, Rick Andre Gazebo in Centennial Park, Venice


September 23 Museum Day Live, free admission Multiple museums, Sarasota


September 23 Gorgeous Gatsby: Mom Prom Pineapple Yoga Studio, Sarasota


September 23 Mystical Bazaar Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


September 23 Sidewalk Astronomy GT Bray Park, Bradenton


September 23 Gala Charity Black & White Ball Polo Grill, Lakewood Ranch


September 23 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


September 23-24 Gulf Coast Oktoberfest Westfield Square Mall, Sarasota


September 23-25 Suncoast Spearfishing Challenge Seafood Shack Restaurant and Marina, Cortez


September 23 - October 1 2017 World Rowing Championships Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


September 24 Sarasota National Public Lands Day Pinecraft Park, Sarasota


September 24 National Public Lands Day Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


September 24 Oktoberfest Mandeville Beer Garden, Sarasota


September 24 I due Foscari, HD opera Opera House, Sarasota


September 24 Ski-A-Rees, water ski team Ski-A-Ree Stadium, City Island


September 27 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


September 27 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


September 28 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


September 28 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


September 30 Siesta Key Triathlon Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota


September 30 Fish For United Way, benefit tournament FPL Plant reservoir, Lake Parrish


September 30 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 3 Dr. Dan Siegel, featured speaker Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


October 4 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


October 4 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


October 4-8 Mr. Showtime David Scott, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 5 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


October 5 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


October 6 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


October 6 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Five Points Park, Sarasota


October 7 Jagfest - Classic Jaguar Car Show St. Armands Circle


October 7 Golf Tournament and Church Challenge Laurel Oak Country Club, Sarasota


October 7 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 7 Big Stage Ballroom Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


October 11 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


October 11 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


October 12 Verismo: What It Is and Isn't, understanding opera series Kamlet Library, Sarasota


October 12 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


October 12 Key to the Cure, benefit Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota


October 12 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


October 12-15 Drew Hastings, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


Octobner 12-29 Anna In The Tropics, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


October 13 Celebrity Golf Classic, pairing party Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Sarasota


October 13 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Burns Square, Sarasota


October 14 5K Fun Run/Walk New Balance Sarasota, Sarasota


October 14 Cpl Ben Kopp Celebrity Golf Classic Legacy Golf Club, Lakewood Ranch


October 14 Amazing Raise - Raise the Roof Party, SPARCC benefit Michael's On East, Sarasota


October 14 Taste of St. Armands St. Armands Circle


October 14 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 16 Meet Me At The Barre, ballet benefit FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 18 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


October 18 Sex, Lies, and Orchids, exhibit luncheon Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens, Sarasota


October 18 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


October 19 Ladies Night, discount shopping St. Armands Circle


October 19 Share the Light Luncheon, benefit Michael's On East, Sarasota


October 19 Singers and Signature Roles, understanding opera series Kamlet Library, Sarasota


October 19 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


October 19 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


October 20 A Celebration of Women in Sports, benefit gala Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens, Sarasota


October 20 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Towles Court, Sarasota


October 21-22 St. Armands Boat Show St. Armands Circle


October 25 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


October 25 Guided Nature Tours, canoe/kayak/walk Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


October 26 Don't Box Me In, understanding opera series Kamlet Library, Sarasota


October 26 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


October 26 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


October 26 - November 12 A Little Night Music Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


October 27 Fourth Friday at the Downtown Village! Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


October 27 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


October 27-29 Program 1 - The Secret Garden, ballet FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 28 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 29 Curtain Raiser, opera networking Local Venue, Sarasota


October 31 Annual Fright Night St. Armands Circle


November 1 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


November 1-5 John Novosad, Hippieman, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 1-19 Oedipus, play FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Sarasota


November 2 I'm a Stranger Here Myself, understanding opera series Kamlet Library, Sarasota


November 2 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


November 3 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


November 3 La traviata, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 3 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Five Points Park, Sarasota


November 4 5K Fun Run/Walk New Balance Sarasota, Sarasota


November 4 Ferraris on the Circle St. Armands Circle


November 4 Doo Wop Spectacular, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 5 La traviata, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 7 Guided Art Collection & Backstage Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 8 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


November 8 La traviata, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 8 - December 31 Once, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 9 Concert at Noon, apprentice opera performers Opera House, Sarasota


November 9 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


November 9-10 Bacchus on the Beach Longboat Key Club


November 10 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Burns Square, Sarasota


November 10-11 Arsenio Hall, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 10-13 Street Chalk Festival Airport Festival Fairgrounds, Venice


November 11 Veterans Appreciation Day St. Armands Circle


November 11 Sunset Cruise, opera mini event Local Venue, Sarasota


November 11-12 Annual Art Festival St. Armands Circle


November 11-12 Rootabaga Country, live youth opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 14 La traviata, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 15 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


November 15 Jean Renoux: Picasso and His Women, RCLA lecture series Larry Thompson Academic Center, Sarasota


November 15 Celtic Thunder Symphony 2017, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 15-17 Evita, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


November 15-19 Dale Jones, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 16 Ladies Night, discount shopping St. Armands Circle


November 16 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


November 16 La traviata, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 16 Straight No Chaser, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 17 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Towles Court, Sarasota


November 18 - December 30 Evita, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


November 19 La traviata, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 21 La traviata, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 22 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


November 22-26 Carmen Ciricillo, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 23 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


November 24 Fourth Friday at the Downtown Village! Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


November 24 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


November 29 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


November 30 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


November 30 - December 18 Annie, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


November 30 - December 17 Flowers for Algernon, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


December 1 Annual Holiday Night St. Armands Circle


December 1 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


December 1 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Five Points Park, Sarasota


December 1-2 Program 2 - Metropolitan, ballet Opera House, Sarasota


December 1-3 Bradenton Bluesfest Riverwalk Pavilion, Bradenton


December 3 Leann Rimes, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 5 The Buddy Holly Story, performance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 5 Guided Art Collection & Backstage Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 6 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


December 6-10 Mark Klein, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 8 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Burns Square, Sarasota


December 8 CAUSE 4 FASHION, benefit Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 9 Porches in the Park St. Armands Circle


December 11 98 Degrees Christmas, quartet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 13 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


December 15 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Towles Court, Sarasota


December 15-16 Program 3 - John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker, ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 20 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


December 21 Ladies Night, discount shopping St. Armands Circle


December 22 Fourth Friday at the Downtown Village! Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


December 22 Live from Downtown Sarasota - It's Friday Night! Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village, Sarasota


December 27 Sarasota Real Estate Investors, luncheon Oriental Buffet Restaurant, Sarasota


December 27-30 Brett Leake, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 29 Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 31 New Year's Eve with Dwight Slade, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota

 

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


January 2 Guided Art Collection & Backstage Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 3 Salute to Vienna, New Year's Eve concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 3-21 The Motherf***r With the Hat, play FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Sarasota


January 6-7 A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 8 A Night with Janis Joplin Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 10-12 Shakespeare in Love, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 12 Tango Fire, dance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 10-11 Shakespeare in Love, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 11 - January 28 Nine, drama Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 12 Tango Fire, dance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 12 - March 28 Shakespeare in Love, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 16 Renée Fleming, opera Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 17-18 The Morning After Grace, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 19 Sevillian Nights, opera mini event Local Venue, Sarasota


January 19 - March 4 The Morning After Grace, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


January 22 John Brennan, RCLA lecture series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 25 - February 11 Driving Miss Daisy, drama Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 26-29 Program 1 - The Secret Garden, ballet FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


January 30-31 Cabaret, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 1 BalletBoyZ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 2 Opera Gala, winter season celebration The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


February 5-6 Circus 1903 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


February 7 Shaping Sound After the Curtain Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 7-8 Rhinoceros, play preview Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


February 9 - April 14 Rhinoceros, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


February 10 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 12 Jon Meacham, RCLA lecture series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 14 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 15 - March 4 Hunchback of Notre Dame, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 17 Artists Roundtable, opera discussion Kamlet Library, Sarasota


February 17 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 18 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 20 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 21 - March 11 The Rehearsal, play FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Sarasota


February 22 China National Symphony Orchestra Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 22 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


February 24 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 25 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


February 27 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 1 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


March 2 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 3 Artists Roundtable, opera discussion Kamlet Library, Sarasota


March 3 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 4 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 6 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


March 7 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 8 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 9 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


March 10 Artists Roundtable, opera discussion Kamlet Library, Sarasota


March 10 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 11 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


March 13 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 14 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 15 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 16 Carmen, live opera Opera House, 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 Artists Roundtable, opera discussion Kamlet Library, Sarasota


March 17 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 17 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 18 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


March 20 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 21 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 22 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 23 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


March 24 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 24 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 25 Tiefland, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


April 5-22 Good, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 6-29 Gloria, play Cook Theatre, Sarasota


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 13-22 Sarasota Film Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


May 28 Memorial Day Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice


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


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


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


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


September 3 Labor Day Relax and enjoy your day

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Roger Pettingell of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is your Longboat Key, Florida Luxury Real Estate Specialist. Roger provides his real estate expertise to sellers, investors, developers, and buyers in the Sarasota area including Anna Maria, Bird Key, Bradenton Beach, Casey Key, Cortez, Grand Bay, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Marina Bay, Osprey and Siesta Key. Search for homes, luxury homes, condominiums, investment property, development property, and vacant land and lots on the Longboat Key, Florida and the surrounding area.