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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.

742 events listed through July 7, 2019
Updated October 19, 2018
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - October 20 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, play The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota


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


Now - October 20 Matthew Duvall, Contemporary Performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


Now - October 21 Suds: The Rocking 60s, musical Venice Theatre


Now - October 21 Sun Fiesta Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


Now - October 21 Florida International Air Show Airport, Punta Gorda


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


Now - October 26 ArtCenter Manatee, watercolor juried exhibit ArtCenter Manatee, Bradenton


Now - October 28 Eat Local Week Multiple venues, Sarasota


Now - October 31 Taste of UTC Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota


Now - November 3 Peter Pan, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - November 4 Between Riverside and Crazy, play American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg


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


Now - November 11 Raisin, musical Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


Now - November 18 Georgia O'Keeffe & Alfred Steiglitz, art exhibit Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota


Now - November 18 Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Information Center, Lakewood Ranch


Now - November 25 Endless Forms, Orchid show Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


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

 

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October 19 Formula 18 World 2018 Championship Regatta Sarasota Sailing Squadron, City Island


October 19 Sarasota Pride Week Multiple venues, Sarasota


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


October 19 New Orleans Jazz Vipers, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


October 19 Lakewood Ranch Block Party Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


October 19 Women's Sports Museum Gala Michael's on the Bay, Sarasota


October 19 Eat Local Week, kickoff Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota


October 19 Barber of Seville, opera talk Westminster Towers, Bradenton


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


October 20 2018 State Legislative Forum USF Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota


October 20 Annual Nautical Flea Market Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


October 20 CAN Dance 2018 Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota


October 20 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


October 20 Rhythm of The Ringling, season opening The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


October 20 Fish, Fun & Fright Mote Laboratory & Aquarium, City Island


October 20 Cortez Nautical Flea Market Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 20 Umbrella House Tour Lido Shores, Sarasota


October 20 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


October 20 Bay-Fest Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island


October 20 Eat Local Week, Food Truck Rally JDub's Brewery, Sarasota


October 20 Halloween Social Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Palmetto


October 20 Halloween Fun, Hayride & More Evie's at Spanish Point, Osprey


October 20 Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, Sarasota


October 20-21 Pumpkin Festival Fruitville Grove, Sarasota


October 20-21 Postage Stamp Show Columbus Hall, Sarasota


October 20-21 Pumpkin Festival Hunsader Farms, Bradenton


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


October 20-21 Frosty's Half Off Retirement Party Sarasota Jungle Gardens


October 21 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


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


October 21 Violet Bell, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


October 21 Curtain Raiser, season reunion Opera House, Sarasota


October 22 Noche Latina, rooftop fiesta Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


October 22 Barber of Seville, opera prologues Unity Church, Sarasota


October 22 Eat Local Week, Farm to Table Dinner Ortygia Restaurant, Bradenton


October 22 MindSet, cognitive health exercises, part 1 Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 22 Tinkergarten, child development series 6 Rye Preserve, Parrish


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


October 23 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


October 23 Great Illustrated Natural History Books, conversation The Ringling, Sarasota


October 24 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


October 24 Eat Local Week, Aquaculture Tour Mote Aquaculture Research Park, Sarasota


October 24 Full Moon Ghost Tour Historic Spanish Point, Sarasota


October 24 MindSet, cognitive health exercises, part 2 Paradise Center, Longboat Key


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 Wine & Stein Fundraiser, auction Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Sarasota


October 25 Longboat Key Non-Profit Day The Centre Shops, Longboat Key


October 25 Three's a Charm, chamber music concert Holley Hall, Sarasota


October 25 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


October 25 Lunch in the Gardens Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


October 25 Out of the Blue, NAMI benefit Architectural Salvage, Sarasota


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


October 25 - November 11 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, play The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota


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


October 26 MindSet, cognitive health exercises, part 3 Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 26 Eat Local Week, Farm to Table Dinner Easter Seals Southwest Florida, Sarasota


October 26 We're Doomed, improv comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 26 Friends of Asian Art The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


October 26 The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare The Ringling, Sarasota


October 26 Boofest Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


October 26 Ghost Tour, Halloween Happening Historic Spanish Point, Osprey


October 26 Oscar Scherer Haunted Trails Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey


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


October 26-28 Oklahoma, musical Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


October 26 - November 11 Barber of Seville, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


October 26 - December 2 South Pacific, musical Venice Theatre


October 27 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


October 27 Oktoberfest British Open Pub, Venice


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


October 27 Oceanic Evening, benefit gala Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, City Island


October 27-28 Sarasota Oktoberfest Downtown Sarasota


October 27-28 Pumpkin Festival Fruitville Grove, Sarasota


October 27-28 Pumpkin Festival Hunsader Farms, Bradenton


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


October 28 Eat Local Week, Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk Florida Native Plants Nursery, Sarasota


October 28 Eat Local Week, Brunch in the Pasture Grove Ladder Farm, Sarasota


October 28 Daymark, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


October 28 Confronting Gun Violence, Dr. Thomas Gabor signing Bookstore1, 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 29 Confronting Gun Violence with Dr. Thomas Gabor, discussion Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


October 29 Tinkergarten, child development series 7 Rye Preserve, Parrish


October 30 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


October 30 - November 18 Arcadia, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts 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 Haunted Halloween Tour The Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 31 Safe Treats Halloween Participating Downtown Merchants, Siesta Key


October 31 Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon, benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


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 Flip Flops and Fashion, benefit luncheon Sharky's on the Pier, Venice


November 1 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 1 Ringling Underground The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 1 Foodlosophy, culinary experience benefit Michael's on East, Sarasota


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


November 1 The Music Man, inside Asolo Repertory FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


November 1 40th Anniversary Scholarship Clambake New College of Florida, Sarasota


November 1 Music From a Distant River, saxophone recital Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


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


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


November 1-4 One Act Play Festival The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


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


November 2 King Lear, National Theatre Live The Ringling, Sarasota


November 2 2018 On Tour: The Tempest, Shakespeare play State College of Florida, Lakewood Ranch


November 2 Music on Main, Dr. Dave Band Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


November 2 Beach Art District Walk Cultural Connections of AMI, Bradenton Beach


November 2-4 Sarasota Orchestra, Masterworks Series: Legends Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 2-25 Silence! The Musical Venice Theatre


November 2 - January 31 The Fence Sarasota, photo exhibit Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


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


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


November 3 Wild About Nature Festival Bay Preserve, Osprey


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


November 3 Beach Art District Walk Cultural Connections of AMI, Holmes Beach


November 3 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


November 3 Rockin' Lobster Beach Party, benefit Sharky's on the Pier, Venice


November 3 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


November 3 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


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


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


November 3-4 Armistice: The Journey Home, Artists Series Concert Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


November 4 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


November 4 Wild About Nature Festival Bay Preserve, Osprey


November 4 A Musical Journey, orchestra brunch Michael's on the Bay, Sarasota


November 4 Brunch on the Bay, Scholarship benefit USF Sarasota-Manatee


November 4 Poetry LocalMic Bookstore1, Sarasota


November 4 The Pride of America, Suncoast Concert Band Northminster Presbyterian Church, Sarasota


November 4 Ana Rodriguez: Living Latin Rhythms First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


November 4 Paul Brock Band, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


November 4-5 Medieval Fair County Fairgrounds, Sarasota


November 5 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


November 5 Showcase Luncheon with Iain Webb, ballet Bird Key Yacht Club


November 5 Puttin' on the Poodle, benefit Michael's on East, Sarasota


November 5 Annual Golf Tournament Laurel Oak Country Club, Sarasota


November 5 Tinkergarten, child development series 8 Rye Preserve, Parrish


November 5-16 All Faiths Food Collection to Fight Hunger Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota


November 6 Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


November 6 Ole! Artist Series Concert Michael's on East Ballroom, Sarasota


November 6 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


November 7 Capitol Steps - Orange is the New Barack, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 7 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


November 7 Flower Talk, Floral Diplomacy Michael's on East, Sarasota


November 7 Orchid Evening: Sarasota Cuban Ballet Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


November 7 Paint with Pam Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 7 A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


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


November 8 Judi Gallagher, book signing Bookstore1, Sarasota


November 8 Veterans Tribute, jazz concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


November 8 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 8-9 Bacchus on the Beach, food and wine celebration Longboat Key Resort


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


November 9 Frank's Hot Jazz Guitar Trio, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


November 9 Nationalism & Exoticism, discussion Braden River High School, Bradenton


November 9 Concert at Noon, Apprentice Artists Opera House, Sarasota


November 9 Beach Art District Walk Cultural Connections of AMI, Holmes Beach


November 9 Wine, Women & Shoes, benefit luncheon Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


November 9 Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock, Part II, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 9-10 Theatre Re, Contemporary Performance Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


November 9-11 Sarasota MOD, Paul Rudolph Centennial Celebration Multiple Locations, 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 9 - December 16 Dike, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


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


November 10 Delta Blues with Johnny Long, concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


November 10 On Stage with Dick Hyman, opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


November 10 Venice Symphony Sapphire Gala Venetian Golf & River Club, Nokomis


November 10 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


November 10 Fall Ferments, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 10 The Artful Lobster Festival Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood


November 10 Symphony on the Sand, concert Coquina Beach, Bradenton


November 10 Food & Wine Tasting Festival Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch


November 10 Wild Truffle Wine Dinner Mattison's Forty-One, Sarasota


November 10 The Nature of Forgetting, Theatre Re The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


November 10 Inter/Action, concert New College of Florida, Sarasota


November 10 Rhinestones & Ranchers, benefit Golf & Country Club, Lakewood Ranch


November 10 One Day University, live talks on art, history and psychology Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


November 10 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton Beach


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 My Jewish Year, author Abigail Pogrebin Michael's on East, Sarasota


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


November 11 Beach Art District Walk Cultural Connections of AMI, Holmes Beach


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


November 11 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


November 11 John Denver Coming Home, Veterans Day concert Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


November 11 Around Town, PMP Alumni concert Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, City Island


November 11 Jazz, concert First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


November 11 Veterans Day concert Englewood United Methodist Church


November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony Bay Pines VA Medical Center, St. Petersburg


November 11 Nationalism & Exoticism, discussion Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota


November 11-12 The Folk Legends, concert Venice Theatre


November 11-12 Medieval Fair County Fairgrounds, Sarasota


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


November 12 Old Soldiers and Sailors Parade Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island


November 12 JFCS Seniors, support services presentation Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 12 Free Ice Cream Social Historical Museum, Anna Maria Island


November 12 Always in Style, Planned Parenthood luncheon Michael's on East, Sarasota


November 12 John Denver Coming Home, Veterans Day concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


November 12 Classical Guitar Duo St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sarasota


November 12 Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, signing Bookstore1, Sarasota


November 13 Candle Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 13 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Michael's on East, Sarasota


November 13 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


November 13-14 Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


November 13 - December 29 The Music Man, play Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


November 14 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


November 14 SCF Foundation Scholarship Luncheon Michael's on East, 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 50th Anniversary Luncheon, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Michael's on the Bay, Sarasota


November 15 Helping Our Kids Soar Michael's on East, Sarasota


November 15 Lifetime Achievements Awards Dinner Hyatt Regency, Sarasota


November 15 Animal Instinct, symphony concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


November 15 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


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


November 16 Opera Talk, Tourandot Westminster Towers, Sarasota


November 16 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time The Ringling, Sarasota


November 16 Revolution: Songwriting of the Beatles New College of Florida, Sarasota


November 16 Party at the Point Historic Spanish Point, Osprey


November 16 Meet the Maestro, preconcert talk Performing Arts Center, Venice


November 16-17 Festa Italia! symphony concert Performing Arts Center, Venice


November 16 Let's Get it On, WBTT gala Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


November 16 Florida Fancy: 2018 Party at the Point Historic Spanish Point, Osprey


November 16 Reckless Saints, CD release concert Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota


November 16-17 Festa Italia! symphony concert Performing Arts Center, Venice


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 Walk to End Alzheimer's Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


November 17 Fall Arts Show & Sale Town Hall, Lakewood Ranch


November 17 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


November 17 Blues Festival Maxine Barritt Park, Venice


November 17 The Booth Brothers, concert Carlisle Inn, Sarasota


November 17 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


November 17-18 Fall Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


November 17 - December 19 The Music Man, musical Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota


November 18 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


November 18 Circus by the Sea Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, City Island


November 18 2018 Suncoast Celebration Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


November 18 Celebrating America, band and chorale concert Neel Perfroming Arts Center, Bradenton


November 18 2018 On Tour: The Tempest, Shakespeare play Bay Preserve, Osprey


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


November 18-19 Medieval Fair County Fairgrounds, Sarasota


November 19 Beyond Glory, Medal of Honor portraits Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 19 Ringling by the Bay Teh Ringling, Sarasota


November 20 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


November 21 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


November 22 Florida Turkey Trot, 5K run Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


November 23 Dave Koz Christmas Tour, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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 KC & The Sunshine Band, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 24 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


November 24 - December 29 Deck the Halls: Home for the Holidays Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 25 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


November 25 Misatango, Key Chorale concert Opera House, Sarasota


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


November 26 Braveheart Kilt Run Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


November 27 Black Violin, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 27 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


November 28 Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 28 - March 31 Guitar Girls, cabaret concert Florida Studio Theatre, 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 The Ringling, Sarasota


November 30 Viva Italia, Designing Women annual gala Michael's on East, Sarasota


November 30 - December 1 Raphael Xavier, Point of Interest, performance Riverwalk, Bradenton


November 30 - December 2 Bradenton Blues Festival Riverwalk, Bradenton


November 30 - December 2 Sarasota Orchestra, Masterworks Series: Perfect Pairs Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


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


December 1 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


December 1 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 1 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 1 AIDS Walk, benefit JD Hamel Park, Sarasota


December 1-2 Seafood and Music Festival Siesta Beach


December 2 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


December 2 Christmas Glow Run Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


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 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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 Paint with Pam Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 5 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


December 6 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 6 People, Ideas, Nature and Creativity (PINC) Opera House, Sarasota


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


December 6 - January 11 Women Connecting Through Art, exhibit ArtCenter Manatee, Bradenton


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 An Enchanted Evening, gala benefit Michael's on East, 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 Christmas Glow Run Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


December 8 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 8-9 Holiday of the Arts, art festival Lido Beach


December 8 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 9 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


December 9 Florida West Coast Half Marathon & 5K Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


December 9 Rejoice!, Choral Artists concert First Church, Sarasota


December 9 The Nowhere Band, concert Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


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 11 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


December 12 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


December 13 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


December 14 Operetta Night Opera House, Sarasota


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


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


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


December 16 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


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


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


December 18 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


December 19 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


December 19 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


December 22 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 22 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


December 23 Siesta Beach Drum Circle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key


December 25 Christmas A celebration of religion


December 26 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


December 26 AMI Classic Movies in the Park City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


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


December 27 Art After 5 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota


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


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

 

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


January 2 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


January 4-20 See Rock City, play Venice Theatre


January 5 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 5 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


January 5 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


January 6 The Sarasota Ballet Gala Opera House, Sarasota


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


January 8 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


January 9 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 9 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


January 12 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


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


January 12 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


January 12-13 Winter Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


January 15 Shell Flowers, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 15 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


January 16 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 16 Shaquille O'Neal, RCLA lecture Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


January 19 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


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


January 19 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


January 19-20 Seafood and Music Festival Downtown Sarasota


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


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


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


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


January 22 Muse Luncheon Michael's on East, Sarasota


January 22 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 23 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


January 23 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


January 26 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


January 26 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


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


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


January 29 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


January 29 Candle Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


January 30 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


January 30 Storytelling, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


February 2 The Opera Gala Opera House, Sarasota


February 2 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


February 2 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


February 2 Sailor Valentine, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 2 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


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


February 5 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


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


February 6 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


February 6 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


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


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


February 8 Painting Cortez, The FMM Boat, acrylic class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


February 9 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


February 9 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


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


February 12 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 12 Cheese Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


February 13 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


February 16 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


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


February 16 Florida Fun Shoot Sarasota Gun Club


February 16 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


February 16-17 Winter Fine Art Festival Lido Beach


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


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


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


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


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


February 18 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


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


February 19 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


February 19 Soap Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


February 20 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


February 20 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


February 23 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


February 23 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


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


February 25 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


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


February 26 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


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


February 27 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


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


March 2 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 2 Showtime, song and dance benefit Venice Theatre


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


March 2 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


March 2 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


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


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


March 3-4 Capital Steps, parody Venice Theatre


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


March 4 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 5 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


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


March 6 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


March 6 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


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


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


March 9 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 9 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


March 9-10 Spring Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


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


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


March 11 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 12 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 13 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


March 15 Knot Tying, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


March 16 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


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


March 16 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


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


March 18 Opera House tour Opera House, Sarasota


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


March 19 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 20 Memoir Writing, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


March 20 The Collingsworth Family, concert Carlisle Inn, Sarasota


March 20 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


March 23 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 23 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


March 26 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


March 27 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


March 30 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


March 30 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


April 2 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


April 3 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


April 5 Diamond Anniversary Recital Opera House, Sarasota


April 5 Line Splicing Workshop Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


April 5-14 Sarasota Film Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


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


April 6 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 6 Psychic Fair Venice Centre Mall


April 6 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


April 6-7 Spring Fine Art Festival Lido Beach


April 9 Shell Flowers, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 9 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


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


April 10 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


April 10-13 Whiskey Obsession Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


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


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


April 13 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


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


April 13 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


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


April 16 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


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


April 17 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


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


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


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


April 20 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 20 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


April 23 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


April 23 Candle Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


April 24 Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota


April 24 Storytelling, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


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


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


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


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


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


April 27 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


April 27 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


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


April 30 Farmers Market City Pier Park, Anna Maria Island


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


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


May 4 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 4 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


May 10 Opera Composers in Song Opera House, Sarasota


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


May 11 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 11 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


May 18 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 18 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


May 25 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


May 25 Bradenton Farmers' Market Old Main Street, Bradenton


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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