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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.

418 events listed through June 27, 2020
Updated October 18, 2019
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - October 19 Who Loves You?, quartet concert Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - October 19 Salute to Arthur Fiedler, orchestra concert Holley Hall, Sarasota


Now - October 20 Carmen Ciricillo, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


Now - October 20 Steve Martin's The Underpants, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - October 20 The Bikinis, classic quartet Jersey Shore songs Venice Theatre


Now - October 20 Dogtoberfest Old Salty Dog, City Island


Now - October 20 Sarasota Oktoberfest Gulfstream and Main streets, Sarasota


Now - October 20 Sun Fiesta 2019 Centennial Park, Venice


Now - October 25 Gorgeousness - Asian Infusion, art exhibit Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota


Now - October 27 Tuesdays with Morrie Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


Now - October 31 Daniel Houston and Ken Knowlton, art exhibit Arts and Cultural Alliance, Sarasota


Now - October 31 Sharon Grimes Paintings, exhibit AlexArt International Art Gallery, Sarasota


Now - November 2 Viewpoint, photography exhibit Gaze Modern, Sarasota


Now - December 1 The Orchid Show 2019, Blossoms of Asia Conservatory at Selby Gardens, Sarasota


Now - December 31 Always Ready, U.S. Coast Guard Exhibit Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


Now - February 2 That’s Amoré!, Dean Martin tribute cabaret Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota

 

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October 18 Fish, Fun and Fright, costume party Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, City Island


October 18 Goblin Gathering G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton


October 18 Navigate the Medicare Maze, seminar Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 18 American Roots: The Gospel Experience, Key Chorale First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


October 18 Tour of Homes Block Party Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


October 19 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Sarasota Polo Grounds


October 19 American Roots, Gospel Experience St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Siesta Key


October 19 Manatee Audubon Society Birding Tour Perico Preserve, Bradenton


October 19 UnGala, The Revolution, benefit Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


October 19 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


October 19 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


October 19 Saturday Mornings, nature walk NEST, Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


October 19 Nature Center Opens Rye Preserve, Parrish


October 19 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 19 Master Gardener Tour Rye Preserve, Parrish


October 19-20 St. Armands Boat Show St. Armands Circle


October 19-20 Pumpkin Festival Hunsader Farms, Bradenton


October 20 Rise & Shine Power Flow Yoga NEST, Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


October 20 Curtain Raiser, opera season reception Michael's on East, Sarasota


October 21 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 22 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 22 Backyard Composting, classs Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 22 Tortoise Talk Valentine House, Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


October 22 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 23-27 Kick the Bucket List, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 23 - November 10 The Fantasticks, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 23 Stelliferous, live star talk South Florida Museum, Bradenton


October 23 Free Paper Shredding Town Hall, Longboat Keyn


October 24 Ensembles in Opera Kamlet Library, Sarasota


October 24 Gaugin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost, Great Art on screen The Ringling, Sarasota


October 24 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


October 24 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 24 Comedy Open Mic Night JDub's Brewing Company, Sarasota


October 24 Painting with a Fish, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 24 - November 10 Buddy, the Buddy Holly story Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


October 25 Donald Warhola Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


October 25 A Midsummer Night's Dream, National Theatre Live The Ringling, Sarasota


October 25 Venice Friday Night Concert, Robin & the Retros Centennial Park, Venice


October 25 The Low Concert Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


October 25-27 Graziano, Retrospective (Program 1) ballet FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 26 Cortez Nautical Flea Market Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 26 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


October 26 American Roots, Gospel Experience Presbyterian Church, Venice


October 26 Yoga with Tigers Big Cat Habitat, Sarasota


October 26 Music on the Porch Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 26 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


October 26-27 Octoberfest Downtown, Sarasota


October 26-27 Pumpkin Festival Hunsader Farms, Bradenton


October 27 Octoberfest Downtown, Sarasota


October 28 Belle Canto, Great Sounds of the Cinema Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


October 28 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 28 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 28 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


October 29 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 29 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 28 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


October 29 Comedy Open Mic Night Good Liquid Brewing Company, Bradenton


October 30 Flrida Wild: Hidden in Plain Sight, TREE Party Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


October 30 Sunset Flow Yoga NEST, Robinson Preserve, Bradenton


October 30 Halloween Candle Making, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


October 30 - November 3 Al Ernst, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 30 - November 17 Antigone, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


October 31 Walt Whitman at the Opera Kamlet Library, Sarasota


October 31 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


October 31 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


October 31 - November 3 Theatre Odyssey's One-Act Play Festival Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


November 1 Veterans Day Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Carlisle Inn, Sarasota


November 1 Rigoletto, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


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


November 1 Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 2 The Bash at the Bishop, benefit Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Bradenton


November 2 Lakewood Ranch YMCA Fundraiser, benefit The Lake Club, Lakewood Ranch


November 2 Firefighters Golf Tournament, benefit Harbourside Golf Course, Longboat Key


November 2 Net Mending, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 2 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


November 2 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 3 Rigoletto, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 3 Brunch on the Bay, benefit USF Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota


November 4 Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly, holograph & live band concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 4 Perfect Pitch Luncheon Honoring Iain Webb Yacht Club, Sarasota


November 4 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 4 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 4 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 4 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


November 4 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


November 4 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


November 4 Opera House Tour Opera House, Sarasota


November 5 Rotary Club, meeting All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, Longboat Key


November 5 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 5 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 6 Rigoletto, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 6 Wit and Wisdom of Aging Luncheon Michael's on East, Sarasota


November 6 Orchid Evening, Blossoms of Asia Conservatory at Selby Gardens, Sarasota


November 6 Bollinger & Bond, Bacchus on the Beach Island House Lanai, Longboat Key


November 6 - January 3 Bright Star, Steve Martin musical Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 7 At the Opera, Richard and Greg Kamlet Library, Sarasota


November 7 Pacific NW Salmon Bake, Bacchus on the Beach The Beach, Longboat Key


November 7 California Harvest & Winery, Bacchus on the Beach Harbourside Ballroom Lawn, Longboat Key


November 7 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


November 7 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 8 Concert at Noon, apprentice concert Opera House, Sarasota


November 8 Santa Barbara Style Lunch, Bacchus on the Beach Under the Oaks, Longboat Key


November 8 Sarasota Orchestra, masterworks Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 8 Stone Crab & Wine Auction, Bacchus on the Beach On the Beach, Longboat Key


November 8 Venice Friday Night Concert, Swinging Bridge Centennial Park, Venice


November 8 Small Island: Paradise Lost, National Theatre Live The Ringling, Sarasota


November 8-10 Orny Adams, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 8 - December 15 The Thanksgiving Play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


November 8 - January 3 Bright Star, musical comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 9 Music on the Porch Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 9 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


November 9 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 11 Opera House Tour Opera House, Sarasota


November 11 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


November 11 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


November 11 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


November 11 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 11 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 11 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 12 Rigoletto, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 12 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 12 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 13 Think + Drink, science discussions South Florida Museum, Bradenton


November 13-17 Jodi White, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 14 An Evening of Conversation with Julie Andrews Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 14 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 14 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


November 14 Comedy Open Mic Night Big Top Brewing Company, Sarasota


November 14 Rigoletto, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 15-16 Brundibár, youth opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 15-18 International Chalk Festival Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


November 16 Blacksmithing: Camp Axe, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 16 Rigoletto, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 16 Sarasota Orchestra Piano Quartet Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


November 16 Dwight Yoakam, country concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 16 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


November 16 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 16-17 Fall Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


November 17 Rigoletto, live opera Opera House, Sarasota


November 17 Straight No Chaser, comedic chorus recital Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 18 Ain't No Stoppin Us Now, anniversary celebration Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 18 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 18 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 18 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 18 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


November 18 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


November 18 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


November 19 Rotary Club, meeting All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, Longboat Key


November 19 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 19 Latin History for Morons Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 19 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 20-24 Brett Riley, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 20 - March 29 Outlaws and Angels, country music tribute cabaret Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 21 Ladies Night, discounts St. Armands Circle


November 21 Cheese Making, class (sold out) Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 21 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 21 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


November 22 Painting with a Fish, class (sold out) Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 22 Venice Concert, Larry Yunker and Michael Dempsey Centennial Park, Venice


November 22-23 Symphonic Tales (Program 2) ballet Opera House, Sarasota


November 22-23 Cirque Dreams Holidaze Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 23 Longboat Key Lawn Party Colony Beach & Tennis Resort grounds, Longboat Key


November 23 Chorus of the Keys Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


November 23 Yoga with Tigers Big Cat Habitat, Sarasota


November 23 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


November 23 Music on the Porch, TBD Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


November 23 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


November 23-24 Seafood and Music Festival Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


November 25 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 25 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 25 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 25 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


November 25 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


November 25 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


November 26 Comedy Open Mic Night Good Liquid Brewing Company, Bradenton


November 26 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 26 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 26 Collective Soul, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 27 Stelliferous, live star talk South Florida Museum, Bradenton


November 27 - December 1 Patrick Garrity, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


November 28 Thanksgiving Count your blessings on this day with family


November 28 Turkey Trot, 5k race Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


November 29 Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 29 - December 1 Seafood and Music Festival Siesta Key Pavilion


November 30 Sebastian Maniscalco, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


November 30 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


November 30 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 1 Celtic Angels Christmas Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 1 Winter Dreams, Key Chorale First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


December 1-8 Dennis Blair, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 2 Escape to Margaritaville Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 2 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


December 2 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 2 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


December 2 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


December 2 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 2 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 3 Rotary Club, meeting All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, Longboat Key


December 3 Tony Bennett: The "I Left My Heart" Tour Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 3 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 3 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 3-22 Hello, Dolly, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


December 4 Dance to the Holidays! Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 4-22 Hello Dolly, musical Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


December 5 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 5 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


December 5-22 Every Christmas Story Ever Told Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


December 5-22 It's a Wonderful Life, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


December 6-8 Bradenton Bluesfest Riverwalk, Bradenton


December 6-8 Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


December 7 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


December 7 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 7-8 Holiday of the Arts Lido Beach Pavilion, Lido Key


December 9 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 9 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


December 9 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


December 9 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


December 9 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 10 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 10 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 11 Think + Drink, science discussions South Florida Museum, Bradenton


December 11 - March 8 Handle With Care, romantic comedy Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 12 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 12 Comedy Open Mic Night Big Top Brewing Company, Sarasota


December 12 Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Holidays Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 12 Strings Con Brio Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


December 12 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


December 12-22 A Classic Crosley Christmas Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


December 13 Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


December 13 Venice Friday Night Concert, Mindy Simmons Centennial Park, Venice


December 13-15 Beautiful, Carol King musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 14 Music on the Porch Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 14 Pine View Jazz Band Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


December 14 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


December 14 Disney's Frozen Jr. Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


December 14 Sha Na Na Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


December 14 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 16 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 16 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 16 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


December 16 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 16 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


December 16 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


December 17 Rotary Club, meeting All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, Longboat Key


December 17 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 17 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 17 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 18-22 Brett Leake, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 19 Ladies Night, discounts St. Armands Circle


December 19 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


November 19 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 20-21 John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker (Program 3), ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 20-21 A Very Merry Holiday Pops Performing Arts Center, Venice


December 21 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


December 21 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 22 The TEN Tenors - Home for the Holidays Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 23 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 23 A Christmas Carol Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 23 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 23 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 23 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


December 23 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


December 23 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


December 24 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 24 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


November 26 Zumba and Mat Pilates for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 26 Comedy Open Mic Night JDub's Brewing Company, Sarasota


December 26 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


December 27 Venice Friday Night Concert Centennial Park, Venice


December 26-29 Rahn Hortman, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


December 28 Music on the Porch, TBD Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 28 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


December 28 Yoga with Tigers Big Cat Habitat, Sarasota


December 28 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


December 28 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 30 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 30 Stretch & Strengthen The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 30 Thinking Out Loud, Timely Topics with Mike Karp The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 30 Mixed Beginners Bridge Education Center, Longboat Key


December 30 Sweet and Spirited Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


December 30 Brown Bag Bijou, cooking and entertainment discussions Education Center, Longboat Key


December 31 Comedy Open Mic Night Good Liquid Brewing Company, Bradenton


December 31 Yoga for Seniors The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 31 Mahjong The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


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

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


January 2 Salute to Vienna, New Year's Concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 4 Music on Main, Thomas Wynn & The Believers Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


January 4 Abba Salute Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 5 Il Divo, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 7-12 The Book of Mormon Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 8 - February 16 Caroline or Change, play Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


January 10-12 Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


January 11 American Roots: Grassical, Key Chorale St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota


January 11-12 Winter Fine Art Festival Downtown, Sarasota


January 12 American Roots: Grassical, Key Chorale Venice Presbyterian Church


January 12 Cynthia Sayer & Her Hot Jazz Quartet Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


January 13 The Righteous Brothers, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 14 We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 14 - February 2 Sister Act, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


January 15 - March 30 Sarasota Concert Association, symphony Orchestra Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 16 The Naked Magicians Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 16 - February 2 Roald Dahl’s Matilda, musical Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 17-19 Seafood & Musical Festival Downtown, Sarasota


January 19 The Eddie Metz Trio Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


January 21 The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 21 The Music Man Sr. Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 22 The Drifters, The Platters, and Cornell Gunter's Coasters Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 23 Steve Martin & Martin Short Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 22 - March 22 American Son, play Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


January 24-26 Waitress, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 24-26 Seafood & Musical Festival Downtown, Englewood


January 26 Jason Farnham, comedy piano concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


January 27 Forks and Corks Trade Tasting TBA, Sarasota


January 27 Rick Steves, Ringling College Speaker Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 28 Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner, comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 29 Songwriters of the Harlem Renaissance Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


January 30 Kristin Chenoweth, Concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 31 - February 3 Redefined Movement (Program 4) ballet FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


February 1 The Opera Gala Local venue, Sarasota


February 1 Music on Main, Betty Fox Band Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


February 1 Michael Lasser & Friends, Irving Berlin tribute Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 3 Steve Solomon, monologue comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 4-5 Bandstand, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 5 - June 14 Light My Fire, 60s tribute cabaret Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


February 6-23 Goat Song Revel Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 8 The Low Concert Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 9 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 9 Jeff Rupert Quartet with Veronica Swift Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 10 Stayin' Alive, Bee Gee tribute Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 11 Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Ringling College Speaker Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 12 - March 21 Into the Breeches!, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


February 13 The Pirates of Penzance Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 15 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 15-16 Haydn's Creation, Key Chorale First United Methodist Church, Sarasota


February 16 Mandy Pitinkin, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 17 Sam Quinones, Ringling College Speaker Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 18 The Beach Boys, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 19 Neil Berg's 111 Years of Broadway Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 20 Michael Feinstein Singing Gershwin, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 20 - March 8 Damn Yankees, play Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 23 Diego Figueiredo, jazz concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 24 Tomorrow's Voices, Key Chorale students Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


February 26 - March 1 Les Miserables Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 27-28 Romeo & Juliet (Program 6) ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 28 - March 1 Paul Taylor Dance Company (Program 5) ballet FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 1 Music on Main, Jah Movement Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


March 2 Lisa Genova, Ringling College Speaker Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 3 Cinderella, ballet Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


March 5 ABBA, tribute concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 6 Concert at Noon, apprentice concert Opera House, Sarasota


March 8 Ray Charles, tribute concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 10 The Color Purple, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 13 Concert at Noon, studio covers concert Opera House, Sarasota


March 13-16 Shen Yun Institute for Performing Arts, Venice


March 14 The Landscape of Guitar, concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


March 15 Opera Artists Concert Opera House, Sarasota


March 16 An American in Paris, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 17 The Choir of Man Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 18 John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 19 Salute to the Stars, opera concert Sarasota Yacht Club, Sarasota


March 19 America, classic rock concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 19 - April 5 Doubt, A Parable Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


March 20 Concert at Noon, apprentice concert Opera House, Sarasota


March 20-22 Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


March 20-22 Cirque Des Voix, A Decade of Wonder Ulla Searing Big Top, Sarasota


March 21 Itzhak Perlman, recital Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 22 David Foster and Katharine McPhee, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 22 The Four Freshmen, concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


March 23 Annie Leibovitz, Ringling College Speaker Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 24 Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


March 24 - April 12 Anything Goes, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


March 29 Bruce Hornsby, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 1 - May 29 The Legend of Georgia McBride, comedy musical Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


April 2 Jackie Evancho: The Debut concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 2-19 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 5 Music on Main, Ashley Smith & The Random Occurrence Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


April 10 Terry Fator: It Starts Tonight comedy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 11 Reza - Edge of Illusion, rock music with magic Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 16 Johnny Mathis, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 16 Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort, concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


April 17 DraMature's Speakeasy Murder Mystery Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 18 Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 19 Chris Botti, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 19 Kate Delaney, diva choral concert Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


April 21 Life in Motion, Cashmore Marionettes Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


April 21-22 A Bronx Tale, musical Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 23 Brian Culbertson, concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 24-25 Beyond Words (Program 7) ballet Opera House, Sarasota


April 24-26 Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


April 25 Atlantic City Boys Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


April 28 - May 3 Come From Away, true story Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 30 - May 17 Dancing Lessons Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


May 3 Music on Main, La Lucha Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


May 6 One Night of Queen, tribute concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


May 7 The Bachelor Live On Stage, fan party Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


May 7-24 Titanic Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


May 9 Tomorrow's Voices, Key Chorale students Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


June 7 Music on Main, One Night Rodeo Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


June 19 Disney's Aladdin Jr. Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


June 22-27 Festival in Paradise, multiple performances for theater lovers Venice Theatre

 

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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.