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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.

 

379 events listed through July 12, 2018
Updated October 18, 2017
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - October 19 Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - October 19 Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week Zota, Longboat Key


Now - October 21 International Arts Festival The Ringling, Sarasota


Now - October 22 Beehive: The 60's Musical Venice Theatre, Venice


Now - October 22 Later Life, play Lemon Bay Playhouse, Englewood


Now - October 29 Posed, photography art exhibit Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - October 29 Anna In The Tropics, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


Now - October 29 In The Next Room, passionate play The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - November 9 Wonderful Wednesdays Book Sale Longboat Key Library


Now - November 19 In the Heights, musical Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


Now - November 22 Orchid Evenings Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


Now - November 26 The Orchid Show: Earth, Air, Fire, Water Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


Now - December 8 Warren Reinecker, GM Auto designer exhibit Lois & David Stulberg Gallery, Sarasota


Now - January 18 Extraordinary Animals, poster exhibit Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota


Now - January 21 Aftermath: The Fallout of War, photo exhibit Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - May 25 Mack the Knife, The Bobby Darin Songbook Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota

 

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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 18 Wonderful Wednesdays Book Sale Longboat Key Library


October 18 Sex, Lies and Orchids Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


October 19 Ladies Night, discount shopping St. Armands Circle


October 19 Small Business Person of the Year Awards Luncheon Zota Beach Resort, Longboat Key


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


October 19 Cycle 1, exhibit opening reception Art Center, Sarasota


October 19 The Poem of My Life, Alan Brasington's journey Charles Schwab office, Sarasota


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


October 19 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


October 19 Jewels of Sarasota Walking Tour Led By John McCarthy Center for Architecture, Sarasota


October 19 Art After 5 The Ringling, Sarasota


October 19-22 Jim McCue, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 19-22 Spirit Voices from Old Manatee, historical review Manatee Village Historical Park, Bradenton


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


October 20 Jazz at 2 Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota


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


October 20 Block Party: Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


October 20 Julius Caeser, Shakespeare play Glenridge Performing Arts center, Sarasota


October 20 Night of Fish, Fun and Fright, kids party Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, City Island


October 20 Howl at the Moon, dueling pianos Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


October 20-22 Home show Robarts Arena, Sarasota


October 20-22 Sun Fiesta 2017 Downtown, Venice


October 21 Bayfest Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island


October 21 Big Mamma's Collard Greens Festival Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, Sarasota


October 21 CANDance, Dancing With Our Stars Michael's On East, Sarasota


October 21 Robin Hood, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


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


October 21-22 Hunsder's Farm Pumpkin Festival Hunsader Farms, Bradenton


October 22 Chamber Soiree 3: Treasures Holley Hall, Sarasota


October 22 The Curious Bedfellows, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


October 22 Chamber Singers Concert, American Roots Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota


October 23 Hidden Voices: Immigrant Experience in SW Florida, reading Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


October 23 Circus Arts Charity Golf Tournament Laurel Oak Country Club, Sarasota


October 23 Nosh & Knowledge Lecture Series - Don Burris Michael's on East, Sarasota


October 23 Celebration of the Arts Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


October 23 Celebration of Paul Rudolph’s 99th Birthday Ringling College Academic Center, Sarasota


October 24 Brain Health Forum The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 24 Pumpkin Carving Party Oyster Bar, Siesta Key


October 25 Fall Music Film Series: Maria Callas Selby Public Library, Sarasota


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 25 Wonderful Wednesdays Book Sale Longboat Key Library


October 25 Later Life, play Lemon Bay Playhouse, Englewood


October 25 Tom McTiernan, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 25 - November 5 White Rabbit Red Rabbit, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


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 27-28 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, performance Polo Field, Sarasota


October 27-28 Rocky Horror Picture Show, movie Venice Theatre, Venice


October 27-29 Later Life, play Lemon Bay Playhouse, Englewood


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 28 5K Boo Run Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


October 28 Halloween Party Blue Mangrove, Ellenton


October 28 Canine Halloween Costume Contest Sun Plaza, Anna Maria Island


October 28 Oceanic Evening, Mote benefit Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


October 28 Age Friendly Festival Fairgounds, Sarasota


October 28 Motown Revue featuring Soul Sensations Classic Car Museum, Sarasota


October 28 Grand Prix Show Jumping, horse event Fox Lea Farm, Venice


October 28 Robin Hood, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 28-29 Hunsder's Farm Pumpkin Festival Hunsader Farms, Bradenton


October 28-29 Synergistic Brilliance, Calidore string quartet Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


October 29 Curtain Raiser, opera networking Local Venue, Sarasota


October 29 Putts for Mutts, Humane Society benefit Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Lakewood Ranch


October 29 Renesito, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


October 29 Raquets for Rescues, Humane Society benefit Country Club, Lakewood Ranch


October 29-30 Buddy Returns, tribute concert Venice Theatre, Venice


October 30 Chicago, concert tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


October 31 Annual Fright Night St. Armands Circle


October 31 Ghost Tour of Downtown Sarasota Gator Club, Sarasota


October 31 Oedipus, play preview FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Sarasota


October 31 Rocky Horror Picture Show, movie Venice Theatre, Venice


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


November 1 Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon Michael's on the Bay, Sarasota


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


November 1-5 Later Life, play Lemon Bay Playhouse, Englewood


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


November 1-19 Moon Over Buffalo, play The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota


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


November 2 New England Clambake New College Campus, Sarasota


November 2 Scottish Country Dancing Bayfront Community Center, Sarasota


November 2 Ghost Tour of Downtown Sarasota Gator Club, Sarasota


November 3 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


November 3 So You Think You Can Dance, performance tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 3 La traviata, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


November 3-4 Snook Research Tournament Mote Marine Laboratory, City Island


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 5 Perlman Music Program, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 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, musical 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 9-19 The Game's Afoot, play Island Players, Anna Maria Island


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


November 10 Sarasota MOD Opening Party Hiss Studio, Sarasota


November 10 Sarasota MOD Popup Party Aloft Hotel, Sarasota


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


November 10-13 Evanescent, street chalk festival Airport Festival Fairgrounds, Venice


November 11 Sarasota MOD, Tim Seibert legacy The Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota


November 11 Sarasota MOD Penthouse Party Bay Plaza, Sarasota


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 12 Bird Tribe, Garden Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


November 12 Sarasota MOD Closing Party Aqua, Golden Gate Point


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 Illegitimate Bach, BachFest Michael's on East, Sarasota


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


November 16 BBC's Great Composers, BachFest Selby Library, Sarasota


November 16 Ladies Night, discount shopping St. Armands Circle


November 16 Intimate Instrumental Bach, BachFest Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota


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 16 Ghost Tour of Downtown Sarasota Gator Club, Sarasota


November 17 Pipe Organ: King of the Instruments, BachFest Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota


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


November 17 Bach to the Future, BachFest Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


November 17 Decades Rewind, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 18-19 Bach Mass in B minor, BachFest Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota


October 23 WBTT Motown Mania Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


November 17 - December 17 Echoes, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


November 18 Three Dog Night, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 18-19 Fall Fine Arts Festival Downtown, Sarasota


November 18-19 Follies Play Reading Festival The Players Centre for Performing Arts, 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 26 Christmas Live with Dale Warland, Christmas concert First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


November 28 Dave Koz, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


November 29 - December 23 A Motown Christmas Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


November 29 - April 1 Blue Suede Shoes, musical Florida Studio Theatre, 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 Buddy, The Buddy Holly story Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 1 Music on Main Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


December 1 A Calyp-Soul Christmas, steel drum concert The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota


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 2 Kiwanis Gourmet Lawn Party Islandside driving range, Longboat Key


December 2 An Irish Tenors Christmas, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 2-3 Seafood and Music Festival Siesta Key Beach


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


December 3 Feast Upon the Fields, benefit Longino Ranch, Arcadia


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 6-23 The 1940's Radio Hour The Players Centre for Performing Arts, 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 9-10 Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts, festival Lido Beach


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


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


December 31 - March 4 Heisenberg, play Florida Studio Theatre, 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 16-17 Holiday of the Arts, festival Downtown St. Petersburg


December 17 A Charlie Brown Christmas, Live On Stage 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 21 Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Live On Stage Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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 22 A Christmas Carol Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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


December 31 - January 1 New Year's Eve Celebration, arts/seafood festival Downtown Englewood

 

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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 5 Peter Cetera, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 6 A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 Steve Soloman - Cannoli - Latkes, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 9 Steve Soloman - Cannoli - Latkes, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 10 The Nat King Cole Tribute Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


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


January 10 - February 18 The Mountain Top, play Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 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 15 Legendary 5th Dimension, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


January 17 Chita & Tune: Just In Time, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


January 18 The Drifters, The Platters & Cornell Gunter's Coasters, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 20 (rescheduled from Irma) Taste of St. Armands St. Armands Circle


January 21 Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice & Fire, performance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


January 23 Tapestry - A Tribute to Carole King Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 24 Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 24 - March 25 Native Gardens, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


January 25 Paul Anka, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


January 26 Masters Of Illusion, magic Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


January 26 - March 11 Northside Hollow, play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


January 28 Michael Feinstein, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 30 Cabaret Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


February 1 BalletBoyZ, dance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


February 5 In the Mood, dance/music Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


February 6 Diana Krall, concert 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 7 - June 10 Blue Suede Shoes, musical Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


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


February 10 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 10 Valentine at the Ritz!, black tie benefit Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


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


February 13 Dancing With the Stars: Live!, dance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 14 The Beach Boys, concert Opera House, Sarasota


February 15 George Benson, concert 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 Haydn and Beethoven Chorus First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


February 17 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 17 Michael McDonald, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 18 Manon Lescaut, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


February 18 The Hot Sardines, jazz Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 19 Stayin' Alive, dance/concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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


February 28 - April 8 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, concert Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 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 4 Celtic Woman, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 4 French Impressions, Chamber Singers Concert Church of the Redeemer, 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 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 Rick Springfield, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 21 The Four Phantoms, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 22 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 22 America, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 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 Carmen, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 24 Norma, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


March 24 In The Fields with Joshua Bell, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 Illusionist Rick Thomas - Nothing Happens Until You Dream Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


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


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


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


April 6-29 Gloria, play Cook Theatre, Sarasota


April 6 - May 6 Women Laughing Alone with Salad, play Urbanite 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 14 Wynonna and the Big Noise, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 15 Chris Botti, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 - 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 22 Bill Engvall, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 24 A Chorus Line, musical 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 Tomorrow's Voices Today, chorus Riverview 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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Achievements

  • Number 1 single Coldwell Banker agent in all of Florida for 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Number 1 Realtor on Longboat Key and Bird Key for 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Number 1 Realtor for all Sarasota in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Coldwell Banker Society of Excellence award in 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • Ranked among the top 250 agents in the country for 2014, 2016 and 2017 by REAL Trends as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

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About Roger Pettingell

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.