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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.

473 events listed through August 1, 2021
Updated December 11, 2019
Current Multiple Day Events Listed First
Some long-running events may have open dates


Now - December 11 Circle Member events Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - December 12 6th Annual Ringling College Show, art exhibit Madeby Gallery, Sarasota


Now - December 13 ROAR!, family stories The Ringling, Sarasota


Now - December 13 A Tapestry of Movement, art exhibit Artcenter Manatee, Bradenton


Now - December 13 Arts Advocates, exhibit Center for Arts and Humanities, Sarasota


Now - December 13 Giving Thanks, open juried art exhibit Artcenter Manatee, Bradenton


Now - December 13 Ornament Extravaganza, art exhibit Artcenter Manatee, Bradenton


Now - December 13 Color Blast, art exhibit Debbie Dannheisser Fine Art Gallery


Now - December 14 Holidays at the Point Historic Spanish Point, Osprey


Now - December 15 The Thanksgiving Play Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota


Now - December 15 North Pole Express Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


Now - December 15 Sounds of the Season, concert Holley Hall, Sarasota


Now - December 15 La Hardy, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


Now - December 15 Ghosts & Gruesomes Sarasota Walking Tour RSVP Downtown, Sarasota


Now - December 20 A Motown Christmas, musical performance Opera House, Sarasota


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


Now - December 22 Assisted Living the Musical Venice Theatre


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


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


Now - December 27 Joseph’s Coat: Skyspace by James Turrell Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - December 28 The Sound of Music, musical FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


Now - December 28 Deck the Halls, A Holly Jolly Holiday Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


Now - December 28 Just Add Water, art exhibit Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota


Now - December 30 Art of Engagement, art exhibit Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota


Now - December 31 Polly Tretault, art exhibit All Angels Gallery, Sarasota


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


Now - December 31 24X24, art exhibit Chasen Galleries, Sarasota


Now - December 31 Sequences, art exhibit Chasen Galleries, Sarasota


Now - December 31 Finding Hope in Rocky Waters, art exhibit Stakenborg Greenberg Fine Art, Sarasota


Now - January 2 Worlds Within Worlds, art exhibit Harmony Gallery, Sarasota


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


Now - January 10 Small But Mighty, open juried art exhibit Artcenter Manatee, Bradenton


Now - January 10 A Walk in the Woods, art exhibit Artcenter Manatee, Bradenton


Now - January 13 Tour du Monde, exhibition Circus Museum at The Ringling, Sarasota


Now - January 5 The World of Mythic Creatures, exhibit Bishop Museum, Bradenton


Now - January 30 Dancing Petals of Color, art exhibit Alexart International, Sarasota


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


Now - February 2 Ai Weiwei: Zodiac (2018) LEGO, art exhibit Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - February 8 The Fence, photo exhibit Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota


Now - March 1 Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Specters and Parables Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


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


Now - March 22 Chinese artist Sun Xun: Time Spy Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


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


Now - April 27 Bayfront Gardens Tour The Ringling, Sarasota


Now - May 15 Literati Book Club The Ringling, Sarasota


Now - June 14 Ringling Reflections Museum of Art, Sarasota


Now - August 1, 2021 Circle Member events Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

 

*************************** 2019 Events ***************************


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


December 11 Lunch and Learn Bishop Museum, Bradenton


December 11 Francisca Mendoza and Aza Torshkoeva, concert Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota


December 11 Sounds of the Season, orchestra concert Holley Hall, Sarasota


December 11 Longboat Key Garden Club Holiday Party The Beach House, Longboat Key


December 11 Chair Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


December 11 One Fish, Two Fish, Where's the Huge Fish, lecture Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 11 Pumping the Prime with Miabai Holland Bayfront Rec Center, Longboat Key


December 11 You've Got to See This Movie, film and discussion Education Center, Longboat Key


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 Weaving 101, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 12 Strings Con Brio Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


December 12 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


December 12 Art After Five The Ringling, Sarasota


December 12 PINC Experience, DreamLarge Opera House, Sarasota


December 12 Deck the Halls at Ca' d'Zan Ca' d'Zan, Sarasota


December 12 Holiday Charity Ball to benefit Toys for Tots The Regent, Riverview


December 12-14 Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores: Vivelo! Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


December 12-21 Radio Show Christmas Carol Carnegie Library, Palmetto


December 12-22 A Classic Crosley Christmas Powel Crosley Theater, Sarasota


December 12 - January 18 Cycle 1, art exhibit Art Center, Sarasota


December 13 Pumping the Prime with Miabai Holland Bayfront Rec Center, Longboat Key


December 13 Snow, island mid-town holiday party AMI Island Shops, Holmes Beach


December 13 A Calyp-Soul Christmas Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


December 13 Jazz at Two, Dick Hamilton Sextet Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota


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 Nu Jazz Holiday Show Kiwanis Ballroom, Bradenton


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


December 13-15 Seafood and Music Festival Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach


December 13-21 A Christmas Carol Venice Theatre


December 13 - January 6 Abstract and Beyond, art exhibit 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota


December 14 Music on the Porch Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


December 14 Family Saturday, theme presentations Museum of Art, Sarasota


December 14 Bridge Street Celebrations Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach


December 14 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 14 Porches in the Park St. Armands Circle


December 14 Chair Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


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


December 14 Holiday Boat Parade Srasota Bay, Bradenton Beach


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 The Center, Anna Maria Island


December 14 Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Marina Jack, Sarasota


December 14 Privateers Christmas Parade Anna Maria Island


December 14 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 14-15 Atomic Holiday Bazaar Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


December 14 - January 4 Selby Lights in Bloom Marie Selby Gardens, Sarasota


December 15 A Christmas Carol, pops orchestra Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


December 15 Sounds of the Season, concert Holley Hall, Sarasota


December 15 Polo Opening Day Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


December 15 Happy Holidays, concert Northminster Presbyterian Church, Sarasota


December 15 JFCS Hearts of Gold Gala, benefit Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


December 15 - April 26 Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


December 16 A Christmas Carol, pops orchestra Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


December 16 Pumping the Prime with Miabai Holland Bayfront Rec Center, Longboat Key


December 16 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


December 16 Holiday Revue, performances Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota



December 16 Women's Day 2019 with Gail Simmons Michael's on East, Sarasota


December 16 Classical Guitarist Evan Taucher St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sarasota


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 Venice Lights of Friendship Venice Yacht Club


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 17-22 North Pole Express Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


December 18 Pumping the Prime with Miabai Holland Bayfront Rec Center, Longboat Key


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


December 18 You've Got to See This Movie, film and discussion Education Center, Longboat Key


December 18 Chair Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


December 18-20 A Motown Christmas, musical performance Opera House, Sarasota


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


December 18-22 Ghosts & Gruesomes Sarasota Walking Tour RSVP Downtown, Sarasota


December 19 Ladies Night, discounts St. Armands Circle


December 19 Art After Five The Ringling, Sarasota


December 19 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


December 19 Deck the Halls at Ca' d'Zan Ca' d'Zan, Sarasota


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


December 19 - January 4 Winter Residency, Perlman Music Program University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee


December 20 Pumping the Prime with Miabai Holland Bayfront Rec Center, Longboat Key


December 20 Jazz at Two, Mark Moultrip music Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota


December 20 Holiday Art Walk Towles Court, Sarasota


December 20 Bolshoi Ballet, The Nutcracker Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


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


December 20-21 Devin Siebold, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


December 21 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 21 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


December 21 FST Improv Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 21 Chair Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


December 21-22 Harmony for the Holidays, with Duchess Historic Asolo Theatre, Sarasota


December 21-22 Sounds of Christmas, Ditchfield Family Singers Venice Theatre


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


December 22 Christmas at the Green Beach Tailgate, Polo Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


December 22 Sounds of the Season, choral concert Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota


December 23 Jazz at the Cabaret, Valerie Gillespie Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota


December 23 Tai Chi The Paradise Center, Longboat Key


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


December 23 Pumping the Prime with Miabai Holland Bayfront Rec Center, Longboat Key


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 Art After Five The Ringling, Sarasota


December 26 Comedy Open Mic Night Cock & Bull, Sarasota


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


December 26-29 Ghosts & Gruesomes Sarasota Walking Tour RSVP Downtown, Sarasota


December 27 Venice Friday Night Concert Centennial Park, Venice


December 27 Jazz at Two, Club Scholarship Winners Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota


December 27 Pumping the Prime with Miabai Holland Bayfront Rec Center, Longboat Key


December 27-30 High Flying Holidays 2019, circus Sailor Circus Arena, Sarasota


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


December 28 Perlman Suncoast Super Strings USF Sarasota-Manatee Performance Tent, Sarasota


December 28 Sarasota Farmers Market Lemon Avenue, Sarasota


December 28 Venice Farmers Market Avenue des Parques, Venice


December 28 Chair Yoga Education Center, Longboat Key


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 29 Horse Polo Regular Match Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


December 29-31 The Capitol Steps, satire comedy Venice Theatre


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 Pumping the Prime with Miabai Holland Bayfront Rec 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 Gala Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota


December 31 Starlight and Fire Historic Spanish Point, Osprey


December 31 New Year's Eve Fireworks Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton Beach


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


December 31 - January 19 Gruesome Playground Injuries, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota

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


January 2 Shamrock Shiver Clancey's Irish Pub, Bradenton Beach


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


January 2-5 Basile, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


January 3 Haunted Sarasota Trolley Tour Trolley Cottage Tiki Bar, Sarasota


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


January 4 Abba Salute Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


January 4 Celebration Concert Opera House, Sarasota


January 5 Horse Polo Regular Match Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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


January 6 Alexandeer Silber, lecture series Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


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


January 2-5 Jim McCue, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


January 8 - February 20 Murder on the Orient Express, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


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


January 10-26 Gulf View Drive, play Venice Theatre


January 10 - February 2 Menopause The Musical Venice Theatre


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


January 11 Sarasota Hospital Gala Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


January 11 Fish Filleting, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 11-12 Winter Fine Art Festival J.D. Hamel Park, Sarasota


January 11-12 Hole-in-the-Head Gang train robbery Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


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


January 12 Circus ‘Ring of Fame’ celebration St. Armands Circle


January 12 80s Groovin'Horse Polo Regular Match Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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 Behzod Abduraimov, piano concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


January 15 Port Manatee, the First 50 Years, lecture Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


January 15-16 Danny Bevins, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


January 15 - 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 16-26 Manatee County Fair Fairgrounds, Palmetto


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


January 17-18 Steve Byrne, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


January 17-19 Seafood & Musical Festival Downtown, Sarasota


January 18 Taste of St. Armands St. Armands Circle


January 18 Celebrating Sondheim, choral concert Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


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


January 19 Horse Polo Regular Match, Half-time Barrel Races Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


January 19 Danny Bevins, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


January 20 Fine Art Exhibition Artists' Guild, Anna Maria Island


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 22 - March 19 The Lifespan of a Fact, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


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


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


January 23 Jefferson Starship, Mickey Thomas concert The Center, Anna Maria Island


January 24 Songs Across America, with Jimmy Mazz Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


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


January 24-26 Sinbad, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


January 24-26 Seafood & Musical Festival Downtown, Englewood


January 25 Winter Art Festival St. Armands Circle


January 25-26 Student Ten-minute Play Festival Cook Theatre, Sarasota


January 25-26 Jeddo Coal #85 Steam Engine Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


January 25-26 Hobo Campfire Cookout Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


January 26 Horse Polo Regular Match, Super Hero Day Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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


January 27 Gen. John F. Kelly, RCLA Lecture Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 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 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


January 29 S. Perry Brickman, lecture series Beatrice Friedman Center, Sarasota


January 29 - February 1 Danny Bevins, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


January 30 Boat Model Building, Flat bottom skiff, class Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


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


January 30 - February 2 Dance Makers Jane Cook Theatre, Sarasota


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


February 1 The Opera Gala, benefit Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


February 1 Rotary Club 'Parrish Under the Stars' Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


February 1 The Firefly Gala, benefit Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


February 1 Parrish Under the Stars, benefit Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


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


February 1 Highland Games & Celtic Festival Fairgrounds, Sarasota


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


February 2 Horse Polo Regular Match, Super Hero Day Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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


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


February 5-6 Ron Feingold, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 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 7-9 Jeff Dye, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 7 - March 1 Circus Sarasota Ulla Searing Big Top, Sarasota


February 7 - March 8 Yard Sale, play Venice Theatre


February 8 The Low Concert Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


February 8 Bradenton Area River Regatta Manatee River, Bradenton


February 8-9 Fine Art Festival Lido Beach


February 9 Horse Polo Regular Match, Woofminster Dog Show Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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 9 Valentine's Concert: Simply Streisand, pops orchestra Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 10 Valentine's Concert: Simply Streisand, pops orchestra Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


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


February 11 Rick Steves, RCLA Lecture Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 12 Fishing in Florida, Before Columbus, lecture Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez


February 12 Orchestra concert, Riccardo Muti, conductor Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


February 12-13 Mike Rivera, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


Feruary 13 Ariel Burger, lecture series Beatrice Friedman Center, Sarasota


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


February 14-15 Ryan Hamilton, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 14-16 Murder Mystery Train Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


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 15-16 Commercial Fishing Festival Waterfront, Cortez


February 16 Horse Polo Regular Match Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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


February 16 Mike Rivera, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 17 Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Ringling College Speaker Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


February 18 - March 8 Dead Man's Cell Phone, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


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


February 19 Tony Danza, Standards and Stories The Venice Institute For Performing Arts


February 19-20 Helen Keaney, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 19 - March 8 Head Over Heels, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, 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 21-23 Robert Kelley, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


February 21 - March 1 Murder Mystery Train Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


February 21 - March 22 Guys and Dolls, play Venice Theatre


February 22 Red Ribbon Gala, benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


February 22 Avenues to the Future, benefit Pier 22, Bradenton


February 22-23 Carmina Burana, choral concert Performing Arts Center, Venice


February 23 Horse Polo Regular Match Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


January 30 - February 2 Carmina Burana In Motion, dance Performing Arts Center, Venice


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 25 The Knights, Gil Shaham violin Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


February 26 Dean Napolitano, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


February 26 - April 5 Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, play Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


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


February 27-29 Maryellen Hooper, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


February 29 It Was a Very Good Year, Sinatra tribute The Center, Anna Maria Island


February 29 Parkinson's Expo Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto


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


March 1 Dean Napolitano, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 1 Horse Polo Regular Match, Women's Challenge Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


March 1 Richard Dreyfuss, His Life and Career The Venice Institute For Performing Arts


March 2 Sam Quinones, 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 4-8 Dusty Slay, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


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


March 6-8 Murder Mystery Train Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


March 8 Josh Frank, lecture series Beatrice Friedman Center, Sarasota


March 8 Horse Polo Regular Match, Pirate Day Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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 12 Pacifica Quartet, Orion Weiss, piano Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


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


March 13-15 St. Paddy's Festival J.D. Hamel Park, Sarasota


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


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


March 14 Jazz Festival Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota


March 15 Opera Artists Concert Opera House, Sarasota


March 15 Horse Polo Regular Match, St. Patrick's Day Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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 18 - April 11 The Great Leap, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


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


March 19 The Grass Roots, concert The Center, Anna Maria Island


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 20-21 Bobby Collins, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 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 Lynda Carter, This Life: My Music, My Story. The Venice Institute For Performing Arts


March 22 Horse Polo Regular Match, Kid's Rule Day Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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


March 23 Lisa Genova, 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 25 Tim Wilkins, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 25 - April 11 Anything Goes, play Players Centre for the Performing Arts, Sarasota



March 26 Pauly Shore, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 27-28 Kevin Nealon, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 27 - April 5 Sarasota film Festival Multiple venues, Sarasota


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


March 29 Horse Polo Regular Match Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


March 29 Tim Wilkins, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


March 29 Grand Finale Concert, pops orchestra Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


March 30 Musicians from Marlboro, concert Riverview Performing Arts Center, Sarasota


March 30 Grand Finale Concert, pops orchestra Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


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 3-5 Shark's Tooth Festival Airport Festival Grounds, Venice


April 3-25 Knoxville, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


April 4 Evening Under the Stars, benefit State College of Florida, Venice


April 5 Horse Polo Regular Match, Military Day Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


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


April 7 Annie Leibovitz, Ringling College Speaker Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota


April 7-25 Romeo and Juliet, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


April 8-12 Monty Franklin, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 9-11 Sailor Circus Academy, Spring Show Sailor Circus Arena, Sarasota


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 12 Horse Polo Regular Match, Easter Eggstravaganza Sarasota Polo, Lakewood Ranch


April 15-19 Julie Scoggins, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


April 15 - May 24 Ruby, play Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 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 16-19 Sailor Circus Academy, Spring Show Sailor Circus Arena, 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 19 Listen to the Earth, choral concert Opera House, Sarasota


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


April 21 Inside Asolo Rep FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


April 21 Jack Fairweather/Sarah Rose, lecture series Beatrice Friedman Center, Sarasota


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


April 22-26 Dale Jones, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 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 25-26 Hole-in-the-Head Gang train robbery Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish


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


April 29 - May 3 Mr. Showtime, the Midnight Swinger, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


April 30 - May 3 Evolving/Revolving, dance Jane Cook Theatre, Sarasota


May 2 Classic Corvette Show St. Armands Circle


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 6-7 Al Romas, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


May 7-8 Spring Fine Art Festival J.D. Hamel Park, Sarasota


May 7-24 Titanic Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton


May 7 - June 1 Hood, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


May 8-9 Tammy Pescatelli, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


May 10 Al Romas, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 13-17 Tom Simmons, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 20-24 Jeff Shaw, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


May 22-24 Seafood and Music Festival St. Armands Circle


May 25 Military Appreciation Day St. Armands Circle


May 27-31 Ken Miller, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 1-5 Frankie Paul, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 3-7 Valerie Storm, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 3 - July 12 Flyin' West, play Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota


June 6 Craft Festival St. Armands Circle


June 6 Summer Merchant Sidewalk Sale St. Armands Circle


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


June 11-13 Jon Lovitz, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


June 11-28 Snow White, play FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota


June 17-20 The World Series of Comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


June 21 Joe Lowers, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


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


June 24-28 Mike Paramore, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


July 4 American Fanfare, choral concert Performing Arts Center, Venice


July 8-12 Pat Godwin, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


July 29 - August 2 Tom Rhodes, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 5-9 Andy Hendrickson, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


August 19-23 Janet Williams, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


September 16-20 Josh Sneed, comedy McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, Sarasota


October 10 Jagfest-Concours de Elegance St. Armands Circle


October 17 St. Armands Boat Show St. Armands Circle


October 31 Annual Fright Night St. Armands Circle

 

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