Festivals & Events

FRIDAY OCTOBER 3RD

 

Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show – Municipal Auditorium

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trial, Sarasota – 941-954-4165
Many vendors to choose from. $4.00

Live From Downtown – It’s Friday Night, Main Street

6-9 p.m. – Downtown Sarasota, Main Street and Five Points Park, Sarasota – 941-366-7040
Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Live performances by musicians, entertainers and performing arts organizations. Featuring a different downtown neighborhood every Friday. 1st Friday: Main Street at Five Points Park and Palm Avenue. 2nd Friday: Burns Square 3rd Friday: Towles Court 4th Friday: Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village

Music on Main, Lakewood Ranch

6-9 p.m. – Main Street Lakewood Ranch, 8131 Lakewood Ranch Main St., Lakewood Ranch – 941-907-9243 -
Join us on Lakewood Ranch Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. for a free concert for the public. This event is hosted on the first Friday of each month. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, but please leave coolers at home. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short leash.

Sunsets in Joseph’s Coat, The Ringling

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – John & Mable Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Joseph’s Coat is a Skyspace created by internationally renowned artist, James Turrell. The permanent installation is a “gathering place” for contemplation, sustained experience and conversation. As you gaze up at the sky through the 24-foot square aperture in the ceiling, you are invited to contemplate light, perception and experience. At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. In doing so, the artist changes the context in which you view the sky and can radically change your perception of the color of the sky and its spatial relation to you. No matter when you enjoy the Skyspace — sunset, during the day, rain or shine — you will have a unique experience. Non-members $5, Ringling Members are Free Arrive 30 minutes prior to sunset. Yoga mats are encouraged, Dress for outdoor conditions. The program will last one hour. Capacity limited to 56 per evening. Advance reservations recommended; call 941-358-3180. $5

Full Moon Friday Happy Hour

5pm – 9pm – 1413 Main St. @ Five Points, 1413 Main St, Sarasota – 941-223-9159 We are excited for you to join us for the re-opening of the NEW & Improved Ivory Lounge. 1413 Main St @ Five Points. EVERY FRIDAY starting July 25th, Full Moon Promotions will be your host for the BEST & Latest HAPPY HOUR on Main St. From 5pm-9pm we’ll have LIVE music or a DJ spinning lounge beats. DJ Aaron LeSage from Tampa will kick us off A special Food menu is being created and will be provided by Cafe Americano. Sponsored by Veuve Clicquot & Bulleit Bourbon to keep with FMP Orange theme, we’ll be offering $60 Bottles of Veuve!!!! Of course we’ll have a Full Moon Martini and many other drink specials to select from. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Sarasota – 941-955-4942

Lap Sit and Baby Rhyme & Sign

11:00-11:30 a.m. – Selby Public Library, 1331 1st Street, Sarasota – 941-861-1130
11-11:30 a.m. Recommended for ages newborn-18 months. Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows.

Dome Flea Market and Farmers Market, Venice

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Dome flea market and event center, 5115 S.R. 776, Venice
An eclectic blend of old and new, offering everything from A to Z. More than 300 booths & produce market. Open year-round.

 

Sahib Shrine Circus

7 p.m. – Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota – 941-355-9805
The Circus Arts Conservatory presents the incredible circus acts of the Sahib Shrine Circus, at the Sailor Circus Arena on Bahia Vista Street. Three shows only: Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Also 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Adults $12; children 12 and under $10.

Ari and The Alibis

9:00 pm – midnight – Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, Sarasota – 941-388-7539
Powerhouse Sarasota vocalist, Ari McManus, teams up with a tribe of fellow local players to put a new spin on her blues, jazz, and Latin stylings. $5

Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115  September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

RAP-Punzel

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner.In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Karaoke Night with Bobby Lanza at the Wave Grill

6pm-10pm – Wave Grill at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 US 41 Bypass North, Venice – 941-308-7700
Bobby Lanza kicks us off with music and karaoke all evening long. Enjoy Bobby’s musical talent as he sings songs by some of the great singers! Come out and show us your talent!

Hilton Family Entertainment DJs

6:30pm-10pm – Wave Grill at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 US 41 Bypass North, Venice – 941-308-7700
Join Ric and Sherry Hilton as they entertain you with over 20 years of DJ experience. Come in for our full dinner menu and drink specials!

Friday Night with Richey Kicklighter Trio and The Cheaters

The Five O’clock Club, 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota – 941-366-5555
Happy hour 6-8pm Richey Kicklighter Trio www.midnightpassmusic.com. The Cheaters at 10pm, All Women’s powerful all star cover band – current, pop and rock songs from Pink, Katy Perry, One Republic, Rihanna, Paramore, Lorde and much more.. www.facebook.com/thecheatersmusic

Strider South East Invitational

Friday, October 3, 2pm to 6pm Saturday, October 4, 8am to 4pm – Sarasota BMX 1590 N Tuttle Ave. Sarasota, FL, 1590 N Tuttle Ave. Sarasota, FL, Sarasota – 941-957-4393 This the 4th annual Strider Competition at the Sarasota BMX track. The competition is open to all children 18 months to 5 years old. There is an entry fee of $25 with each child receiving a custom race jersey, custom number plate, backpack with goodies, free clinic plus each child will receive a race award. Children do not need to be a member of the club to enter this competition; parents will need to sign a waiver. There will be a Trick riding contest for the little shredders. This year we will have children starting at 6 yrs old to adults competing on the larger Super Strider bikes, entry fee $10 with all proceeds going to Suncoast Charities. An invitation has been extended to several children from the Sarasota County Special Olympics program to test ride the 16in and 20in Super Striders. The Strider track will be open both days for new children to come try out. We have loaner bikes and helmets for these children. We at Sarasota BMX welcome everyone to stop by either to participate of just to spectate. Admission is free to all.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH

 

Sarasota Farmers Market, Downtown Sarasota

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sarasota Farmers Market , Lemon Avenue & Main Street , Sarasota
The Sarasota Farmers Market offers 70-plus vendors selling produce, plants, prepared food, artisans and much more, centered at Main Street and Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota. The market is a nonprofit organization committed to continuing the 30-year tradition of enhancing and improving the quality of life in Sarasota. Its mission is to create a social opportunity for residents and visitors to gather and interact, to bring foot traffic to downtown Sarasota sustaining the economic viability of the entire downtown area, and to provide a venue for other not-for-profit organizations benefiting Sarasota

Central Sarasota Farmer’s Market

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sarasota County Technical Institute, 4748 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota – 941-726-4391
Join the growing food movement with produce from local, small, and family farms! The Central Sarasota Farmer’s Market meets every Saturday from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI), 4748 S. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233. Please visit www.centralsarasotafarmersmarket.com. · Locally grown produce · Small & Family Farms · Fresh baked goods · Great food vendors · Local artists & artisans · Live entertainment · Convenient location with ample parking · Indoor restrooms · Pet friendly environment · Flat, paved surface for canes, walkers, & wheelchairs

Venice Farmers Market

8:00 AM- Noon – Tampa Avenue, 200 Block of Tampa Ave., Venice, Florida 34285, Venice – 941-234-6321 Every Saturday Morning, local Farmers, Fisherman, Craftsmen, Bakers, Artists and others gather at the Venice Farmer’s Market located in the heart of historic downtown Venice, Florida. It’s a weekly celebration of the best of Venice were you can get fresh seasonal Florida fruits and vegetables direct from the Venice area farms. You can’t find any fresher shrimp or seafood. There’s incredible tasty homemade baked goods, trinkets, crafts, soaps, flowers, plants, locally roasted coffee, and more. And your certain to find great unique handcrafted jewelry and amazing art.  The list goes on and there’s something new every week! It’s a great destination to start your weekend and discover new, fun things while enjoying the great Florida weather!

20th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Five Points Park, 1592 Main Street, Sarasota – 561-746-6615
Downtown Sarasota’s popular fall art and craft festival returns October 4th – 5th, 2014 and will once again strive to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. Many exhibitors will be featuring art and gift items inspired by the fight against Breast Cancer in hopes of raising awareness and will also wear pink in a show of solidarity. Craft enthusiasts will be able to explore the vast array of original handmade art and crafts as well as unique gift items. A Green Market will offer plants, exotic orchids, gourmet spices, dips and freshly popped kettle corn. The artist and crafters will line 5 points Park and Central Avenue with their professional display booths. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Downtown Sarasota Alliance. Admission is free and open to the public. This is just one of the many juried events that American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events bring to Sarasota County each year including the popular Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts. These highly anticipated events are popular for the fine artists and crafters as well as the quality art and crafts on display

Dakin Dairy Festival 4 Life

10:00am-6:00pm – Dakin Dairy Farms, 30771 Betts Rd., Myakka City – 941-322-2802 Dakin Dairy Farms welcomes all to Eat, Dance, Garden and Be Well on its 1000-acre sustainable farm at 30771 Betts Road, Myakka City, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Headlining this exceptional farm season opening celebration is the recent Next Great American Country Star award-winning band, One Night Rodeo, from 1 to 4 p.m. Also Included in the Festival’s $12 admission is the grand opening of a 6-acre Corn Maze, designed exclusively for Dakin Dairy Farms by world renowned Maze Quest. Featuring 7ft tall corn paths, the maze is filled with “Buy Local/Buy Fresh” themed word and picture games, with a tiny tots maze at the entrance. The Festival’s International Tasting admission package of $15 includes the concert plus the inaugural Taste of Sarasota’s Sister Cities International Cuisine sampling competition. Area restaurants representing cuisine from Sarasota’s 8 Sister City countries will offer food samples incorporating Dakin Dairy products from noon to 4 p.m. The restaurant winning the most votes will win the traveling stainless steel “Milk Can” trophy.  Wine and craft beer station pairings can be purchased to complement the cuisine. Both Festival admission packages include a wealth of hands-on activities, such as animal grooming by the 4H Blazers, calf scramble, butter making, cowboy roping skills, Cow Train and more in the Farm Fun Kids Zone. All ages can learn how to grow their own food with gardening tips from representatives of ECHO Global Farm and Earthbox Research Center. Top-notch wellness professionals will be on hand to share their knowledge, including Micronutrient Sufficiency experts, Jayson Calton, PhD and Mira Calton, CN, authors of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, RICH FOOD, POOR FOOD, and founders of Calton Nutrition and the Calton Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. Festival guests can personally experience leading health and fitness resources such as Therasage Infrared Portable Sauna, Vibrology Whole Body Vibration Platform and Therapeutic Massage Therapy. A variety of fresh local food will be offered by Detweilers Farmers Market, SaraFresh Juices, and Dakin Dairy concession and markets’ slow-cooked pulled pork, ribs, hot dogs, mac n’ cheese, black-eyed peas and ice cream treats. Make it a day to include seasonal favorite Farm Tours and learn how this sustainable farm cares for the health of its land and its 2000 cows, producing the highest quality fresh dairy products proudly served in select Florida restaurants, schools, and retail locations. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Dakindairyfarms.com/festival4life

$12-$15

Fall Instructional League, Orioles vs. Phillies

10 a.m. – Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota – 941-954-4101
The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, with games that are free and open to the public from Sept. 15 through Oct. 7. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. Games are played on the Main Field, with parking available in the East Lot at no charge. Spectators may enter the ballpark through the East Gate. The home schedule is below. Monday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., vs. Rays Friday, Sept. 19, 12 p.m., vs. Twins Monday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m., vs. Red Sox Friday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m. vs. Rays Tuesday, Sept. 30, 12 p.m., vs. Red Sox Thursday, Oct. 2, 12 p.m. vs. Twins Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m., vs. Phillies Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m., vs. Pirates

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m- Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota – 941-377-0896
Starting Oct. 4 and running through every weekend of October. Fun for all ages! Crafters, pony rides, hay rides, food of all kinds, moon bounce, mini-train ride, playground, face painters, pumpkin painting and much more!

Dedication of Historical Marker at Sarasota’s Bayfront

10 a.m. – Bayfront Park, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota – 941-861-5000
High-wire daredevil and Sarasota native Nik Wallenda will help the Sarasota County Historical Commission honor the rich history of the Sarasota Bayfront with a new historical marker. The Historical Commission routinely commemorates historically significant people, places and events using permanent on-site markers. A new marker at Island Drive and Marina Plaza will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 across from the Unconditional Surrender statue. Wallenda, who made a daring high-wire walk across Bayfront Drive (U.S. 41) in 2013, will be the guest speaker at the ceremony, which will also include remarks from county and city officials and Jeff LaHurd, county historian.

Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show – Municipal Auditorium

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trial, Sarasota – 941-954-4165
Many vendors to choose from. $4.00

ROAR! Ringling Order of Art Readers, The Ringling

10:30 a.m. – The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota – 941-359-5700
ROAR! is The Ringling Art Library’s family storytime, designed to engage children ages 4-7 in activities that connect art with early literacy. Fine stories and illustrations are often a child’s first exposure to the joy of reading and the wonder of art. Join us for storytime and an accompanying activity. This is a free event. Registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP via email at library@ringling.org or via phone at 941-359-5700, Ext. 2700.

 

Casey Key / Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Casey Key / Nokomis Beach, 201 South Casey Key Road, Osprey
The Drum Circle is one of Casey Key’s most unique and celebrated events. On any given Saturday and Wednesday evening one will encounter the rhythmic beats, amateur belly dancing, children playing, and the most amazing sunsets anywhere.

Dome Flea Market and Farmers Market, Venice

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Dome flea market and event center, 5115 S.R. 776, Venice
An eclectic blend of old and new, offering everything from A to Z. More than 300 booths & produce market. Open year-round.

New Balance Sarasota FREE 5K Fun Run

Arrive at 6.30 pm and the Free 5K Fun Run begins at 7.00 a.m. Sharp. Store is open for Bathrooms, Water & Shopping- New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota – 941-921-3696 FREE Summer 5K Fun Run Series at New Balance SARASOTA!!  Join us for our New Balance Sarasota FREE 5K Fun Run on Saturday, OCTOBER 4th! All Fun Runs start at 7am SHARP. OPEN & FREE to All ages and abilities and walkers are welcome. Come run or walk by yourself or with family and friends. Take advantage of cooler early morning temps and the opportunity to join others in a “whatever you want to make it” 5K. Also a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for all pre-registered participants. Chances win lots of fun raffles for everyone. GPS marked out and back 5K route. Digital Clock Timing. Pre-run access for bathrooms and bottled water. 15% New Balance discount card. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 6…. FREE FUN RUN 5K continues!  Register Here! www.newbalancesarasota.com Click on COMMUNITY and then Click on Local Races and Events

Sarasota Swap Meet

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sarasota Swap Meet, 125 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota – 239-287-0890
Find great deals from local vendors every Saturday and Sunday, including: plants and herbs, local produce, food and beverage, local honey, eco-friendly products, tools, arts and crafts, vintage cars, boats, bikes and handcrafted wood furniture. On Tuttle Avenue, just south of Fruitville Road, in Sarasota. Public free; vendors $15 a day.

Bal Masque, SRQ Magazine Annual Gala

8 p.m. to midnight – Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota – 941-365-7702
The Circus Arts Conservatory, the Sarasota Cuban Ballet and Fuzion Dance Artists will dazzle at this Venetian-inspired evening as you enjoy tantalizing fare from the culinary connoisseurs of Fete. Admission is $125 with a portion of proceeds going to your beneficiary of choice, either the Circus Arts Conservatory, the Child Protection Center, Suncoast Charities for Children or the Suncoast Science Center. $125

Family Bowling with Face Autism

10 Am to 12 PM – AMF Bowling Lanes, 7221 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-921-4447
When: Saturday: October 4, 2014 from 10 AM to 12 PM, Where: AMF Bowling Lanes, 7221 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231. This fun event is for families with a child with Autism. The bowling is FREE to family members! This event, sponsored by Face Autism, is part of an overall program to provide social experiences for children with autism and their family members. Further information is available at www.face-autism.org. THANK YOU FOR “PROVIDING HOPE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM”

Sahib Shrine Circus

7 p.m. – Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota – 941-355-9805
The Circus Arts Conservatory presents the incredible circus acts of the Sahib Shrine Circus, at the Sailor Circus Arena on Bahia Vista Street. Three shows only: Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Also 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Adults $12; children 12 and under $10.

Frank McComb

9:00 pm – Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, Sarasota – 941-388-7539
A soul singer and keyboardist, Frank McComb is often compared to Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. McComb has collaborated with many renowned recording artists including Prince, Chaka Khan, Teddy Pendergrass, and Teena Marie. General admission (limited): $20 Reserved seating: $30

Fall ART: Photoshop I

9:00AM-4:30PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
Learn the industry-standard program for electronically manipulating images in this introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Demonstrations and lectures introduce students to the key concepts and basic tools of Photoshop. Interactive, hands-on exercises allow students to transform photographs, graphics and websites, as well as create original artwork. Seats are limited. Enroll early. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills required; see Introduction to the Macintosh Computer. $420

Fall ART: Interior Design I

9:00AM-11:30AM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
Through this introductory course you will learn the basic principles and elements of the design process and begin to develop an understanding of interior design project vocabulary. Experience firsthand a wide range of projects and styles. Discover new resources and explore the diverse possibilities of this exciting design area. $325

Fall ART: Image Transfer: An Intro to Mixed Media Techniques

9:00AM-2:00PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-Welcome to the limitless possibilities of image transfer. Learn how to use something as simple as tape, glue, or gel mediums (and more!) to transfer an image for mixed media applications. Experiment with transferring to various grounds such as paper, wood, canvas, etc. Begin building layers and combining techniques for unexpected and fun results. Imagine the possibilities! $175

Fall ART: Metal Origami

9:30 AM -12 Noon – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
This introduction to metal gives students a chance to explore and familiarize themselves in the medium. Designing templates in paper, transforming them into folded patterns, and producing a 3-dimensional piece is the bedrock of the class. Students will learn heating and forming techniques with provided tools along with learning and implementing basic design into their products. This class is designed for teens and adults at an introductory level. $395

Fall ART: The Art of Asian Ink Painting

10:00AM-3:00PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
Give yourself the gift of tranquility. Relax and listen to Japanese flute music as you practice the Zen of painting from within. Use authentic Asian tools and materials. Learn ancient painting techniques quickly with a modern teaching method developed by Sumner. Experience for yourself this liberating approach to painting based on body language and mind-body connections. Express yourself with traditional paintings of bamboo. Experiment with the abstract using new approaches and techniques. This course offers a foundation suitable for beginners as well as challenges for more experienced artists. The instructor will provide all tools and materials for use at the workshop. $185

Breakfast ‘Serial’ Story Time

10:30 – 11:30 am – Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota – 941-365-7900
Saturday mornings in October at 10:30 am. Breakfast Serial Story Time. Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street. Bookstore staffers, Jennifer and Kate, read aloud to your kids & grandkids. They read from the best of the picture books sure to please your 3 – 6-year-olds. Each child gets a cereal bar and the family can enjoy 10% off purchases in the store. More event info at www.bookstore1sarasota.com or 941-365-7900.

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Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115  September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

RAP-Punzel

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Dance Party, YMCA

6:30-10:30 p.m. – YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota – 941-756-8303
Adult Singles Dance Club. Live bands playing a variety of dance music, plus DJ. Come alone or with partner. Complimentary snacks. Admission includes group dance lesson 6:40-7:10 p.m. $10

SUNDAY OCTOBER 5TH

 

20th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Five Points Park, 1592 Main Street, Sarasota – 561-746-6615
Downtown Sarasota’s popular fall art and craft festival returns October 4th – 5th, 2014 and will once again strive to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. Many exhibitors will be featuring art and gift items inspired by the fight against Breast Cancer in hopes of raising awareness and will also wear pink in a show of solidarity. Craft enthusiasts will be able to explore the vast array of original handmade art and crafts as well as unique gift items. A Green Market will offer plants, exotic orchids, gourmet spices, dips and freshly popped kettle corn. The artist and crafters will line 5 points Park and Central Avenue with their professional display booths. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Downtown Sarasota Alliance. Admission is free and open to the public. This is just one of the many juried events that American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events bring to Sarasota County each year including the popular Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts. These highly anticipated events are popular for the fine artists and crafters as well as the quality art and crafts on display

Siesta Key Triathlon

Siesta Key Beach, 948, Siesta Key – 941-376-3524 -
This is the 31st year of the Siesta Key Triathlon on the beautiful Siesta Key Beach. This Sprint triathlon benefits the Sarasota Y Sharks Swim Team. This race is renowned for the Sharks Swimmers cheering on the athletes as well as the post race hospitality. Individual $75, Relay $160 until September 1st and then Entry fees increase.

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota – 941-377-0896
Starting Oct. 4 and running through every weekend of October. Fun for all ages! Crafters, pony rides, hay rides, food of all kinds, moon bounce, mini-train ride, playground, face painters, pumpkin painting and much more!

Selby Gardens Fall Music Series

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-5731
Botanicals. Banyans. Bands. Sundays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 11:30am – 3:00pm (NEW Expanded Hours) “Under the banyans” could be the name of a song, but at Selby Gardens it’s the venue for our Fall Music Series that returns every Sunday in October with more bands, more activities, and more fun! Exciting adventures include scaling a rock wall (new this year) or steadying yourself on suspended rope bridges in the children’s rainforest garden and when the mood strikes….sit back and relax to a variety of musical fare as the fall breeze blows in from the Bay. Be sure to grab friends, family, folding chairs or lawn blankets and come hungry–there will be plenty of grilled entrées, cool beverages and gourmet popsicles from PopCraft Pops for sale! Meet the Bands October 5 11:30am-12:30pm Michael Miller – Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist in the Children’s Rainforest 1:00pm-3:00pm Lauren Mitchell Band under the Banyans October 12 11:30am-12:30pm The Garbage Men – Singer/Songwriter in the Children’s Rainforest 1:00pm-3:00pm Missing Links under the Banyans PLUS Gregory Hall, Balloon Artist will join the celebration! October 19 11:30am-12:30pm Taiko Drummers in the Children’s Rainforest 1:00pm-3:00pm Jubilation Brass under the Banyans October 26 11:30am-12:30pm Jen & Ray – Singer/Guitarist in the Children’s Rainforest 1:00pm-3:00pm Tommy Rox and Friends under the Banyans Sponsored in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues and by The Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Adults $19, Children 4-11 $6, Members Free

Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show – Municipal Auditorium

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trial, Sarasota – 941-954-4165
Many vendors to choose from. $4.00

 

“The Girl of the Golden West,” HD at the Sarasota Opera

1:30 p.m. – Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota – 941-366-8450 Puccini production from the Paris Opera. Also Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Now see opera, ballet and theater performances from around the world on the big screen at the Sarasota Opera House. Each presentation will be preceded by a 15-minute welcome and pre-show discussion.

$20 and $25

 

Dome Flea Market and Farmers Market, Venice

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Dome flea market and event center, 5115 S.R. 776, Venice
An eclectic blend of old and new, offering everything from A to Z. More than 300 booths & produce market. Open year-round.

Sarasota Zen Study Group meditation

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM – Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota – 941-702-1662 -
The Sarasota Zen Study Group meets every Sunday night at 7 pm in the Jefferson Room on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota. All those who are interested – both beginners and experienced Zen practitioners – are invited to join the group and share their interests. The first part of each session is dedicated to the study of Zen; we read or listen to a tract by a famous Zen master and explore its importance. In the final half of the session we practice Zen (or meditation) and end with a chant of the heart Sutra. Drop in and drop out (no need to come to every session, if you’re otherwise engaged). We’re there every Sunday night to share with you what we’ve learned.

Sarasota Swap Meet

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sarasota Swap Meet, 125 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota – 239-287-0890
Find great deals from local vendors every Saturday and Sunday, including: plants and herbs, local produce, food and beverage, local honey, eco-friendly products, tools, arts and crafts, vintage cars, boats, bikes and handcrafted wood furniture. On Tuttle Avenue, just south of Fruitville Road, in Sarasota. Public free; vendors $15 a day.

Sunday Gospel Brunch

11:30 am-2:30 pm – Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, Sarasota – 941-388-7539
Enjoy a sumptuous Southern brunch buffet while listening to live gospel music. Adults: $24.95 Kids 12 and under: $12 Kids 5 and under: free!

Sarasota Sunday Blues Jam

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, Sarasota – 941-388-7539
The Sarasota Sunday Blues Jam is the perfect place to meet friends, make new contacts, and enjoy an evening of great music!

Fall ART: Gesture Drawing: Capturing the Movement

11:30AM-4:30PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
Capture the essence of your subject with quick, continuous and flowing line. This course will help you improve your drawing skills and challenge your understanding of gesture. Students will learn to construct a drawing of a figure, still-life and landscape beginning with line, shape and form through timed drawing exercises focused on gesture drawing from observation, giving some emphasis to composition, proportion, and sight measuring with an art historical basis. This is a great course for students of all skill levels. Draped and undraped models will be used for some sessions. High School students at least 16 years of age may enroll in this course. $210

Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115  September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

Ladies Night and Band Jam Sundays

The Five O’clock Club, 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota – 941-366-5555
Band Jam & Ladies Night! Bring your favorite instrument & jam with the band! Hosting band are James Varnado, Jeremy Egglefield, Johnnie Barker, Al Donadi!

RAP-Punzel

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Team Tony Foundation Cycle of Life Finisher’s Celebration

Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Lakewood Ranch – 941-320-3366
The Team Tony Foundation – a group of cancer survivors and volunteers (referred to as “Teammates”), who provide support and resources to cancer fighters (referred to as “Fighters”) – is thrilled to announce its Finisher’s Celebration on Sunday, October 5 to the 6th annual Cycle of Life (COL) event. COL is a two-day, 200-mile cycling event across the state of Florida that begins on Friday, October 3, 2014, and ends with the finisher’s celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Lakewood Ranch Main Street near McAllister’s.

MONDAY OCTOBER 6TH

Learn to Lawn Bowl

May 1- Oct 31 M-W-F 9am-11am. Nov 1- April 30 M-W-F 1pm – 3pm Unlimited play all year around for Members – Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club, 809 North Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41), Sarasota – 941-316-1123
Free Lessons at the Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club. Club and League Play throughout the year. Home of the US Open November 12-19 2016 & 2017. Free Lessons Summer Membership Now through October 31, 2014 only $50.00 for unlimited play Annual Memberships start November 1 only $196.00 Tournaments throughout the year

TEDxSarasota Insights Ignited

Sarasota’s only AAA Four-Diamond Awarded restaurant, Michael’s On East, 1212 SE Ave, Sarasota – 941-366-0007
“TEDxSarasota’s mission seeks to connect and collaborate” Join us as we turn the page and begin our next chapter as a community, a region, and a world.

“Eve of Jackie,” Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

8 p.m. – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota – 941-953-3368
The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe kicks off its 15th anniversary with the electrifying show, “The Eve of Jackie.” Award-winning Broadway singer Chester Gregory stars in this raw and jaw-dropping look at Jackie Wilson during his last complete performance in September 1975, one night before he collapsed on stage. This show is a flashback to that concert, during which the great artist felt compelled to share details of his troubled life. Gregory masterfully performs many of the singer’s signature hits and expertly executes his awe-inspiring trademark dance moves. This show is high energy from start to finish! WBTT performers will appear as back-up singers during the performance. $35-$100

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Sarasota – 941-955-4942

Fuzión Dance Artists Behind the Curtain with Larry Keigwin of Keigwin + Company,

12:30-1:30pm – New College of Florida, 351 College Drive, Sarasota – 941-345-5755
Monday, October 6 Behind the Curtain with Larry Keigwin of Keigwin + Company, 12:30pm-1:30pm, $10 suggested donation Note: This event will be held at the Music Room of College Hall on New College’s Bayfront Campus (351 College Drive) RSVP at ad.fuziondance@gmail.com to secure your seat $10

Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115 September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

Fall Preview – Bookstore 1

6pm – 7pm – Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota – 941-365-7900
Monday, October 6th, 6:00 pm. Fall Preview. Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street. The bookstore ladies—Elsie Souza and Georgia Court—chat about the best books and events coming this fall. Join us for light refreshments, good conversation and a few laughs. More event info at www.bookstore1sarasota.com or 941-365-7900.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 7TH

 

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings

- Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Sarasota – 941-955-4942

Fall ART: Photographic Preservation and Restoration

3:30PM-6:30PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
Preserve your family and travel stories, and restore your old photos to their former glory for generations to come to enjoy. Through the magic of Adobe Photoshop technology, we will learn to work with the retouching tools such as the infamous rubber stamp, cloning, and BandAid tools that offer unique ways to bring new life to your old damaged images, restoring them digitally so you may use them as standalone images or incorporate them into a book. Bring a thumb/flash drive to class and a few of your favorite old and/or damaged photos. This is going to be a lot of fun and you’ll love the results! $255

Poetry Book Club – Bookstore 1

7:00 pm- 8pm – Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota – 941-365-7900
Tuesday, October 7th, 7:00 pm. Poetry Book Club. Meets at The Club at 1350 Main. Join Bookstore1 owner, Georgia Court and other poetry lovers in a lively discussion of 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri, the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. This collection from the author of Wild Kingdom and The Long Meadow ponders the complex divisions of modern life – an errant history, an uncertain future and a present condition of wanting to outthink time. Purchase of the book at Bookstore1 required for participation. More event info at www.bookstore1sarasota.com or 941-365-7900. Purchase of Book

Fall Instructional League, Orioles vs. Pirates

10 a.m. – Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota – 941-954-4101
The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, with games that are free and open to the public from Sept. 15 through Oct. 7. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. Games are played on the Main Field, with parking available in the East Lot at no charge. Spectators may enter the ballpark through the East Gate. The home schedule is below. Monday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., vs. Rays Friday, Sept. 19, 12 p.m., vs. Twins Monday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m., vs. Red Sox Friday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m. vs. Rays Tuesday, Sept. 30, 12 p.m., vs. Red Sox Thursday, Oct. 2, 12 p.m. vs. Twins Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m., vs. Phillies Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m., vs. Pirates

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota & The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Present Public Art & Backstage Tours

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-953-3368
The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall present public art and backstage tours at the Van Wezel. The tours are guided and offer a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Van Wezel. View the moveable orchestra pit, dressing rooms, hydraulic lifts, and the “ Green Room “ where visiting performers relax between shows. In addition to the backstage tour, visitor’s have the unique opportunity to view the Society’s art collection. This expansive collection chronicles the rich and historic art created by artists who have lived and worked in the Sarasota area at one time or another. Many of these artists have had their art work exhibited in national and international art shows and museums. The tour will walk you through the gallery of paintings and sculpture that date from the 1930’s to present day. This tour is truly a Sarasota gem! The tours are offered on the first Tuesday of each month, October thru May. They begin at 10:00 am in the main lobby of the Van Wezel and last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Admission is $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Van Wezel box office or by calling 941.953.3368. Tours are subject to availability. Groups of 10 or more, please contact the Van Wezel at 955.7676, extension 2225. Proceeds benefit the Van Wezel and the Society’s student scholarship and community outreach programs. $5.00

Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115 September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

Band Jam Tuesdays

The Five O’clock Club, 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota – 941-366-5555
Band Jam Night

RAP-Punzel

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Poker Night with Texas Hold’EM Poker Tours

4-9pm Wave Grill at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 US 41 Bypass North, Venice – 941-308-7700
Compete with other players for an entry into our Quarterly Championship Tournament where you can win a Sponsorship to major poker tournaments throughout the country.

“In the Time of Butterflies,” Film for Hispanic Heritage Month

2 p.m. Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota – 941-861-1175
Join us for a film inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. (USA, 92 minutes, 2001)

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8TH

 

Casey Key / Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Casey Key / Nokomis Beach, 201 South Casey Key Road, Osprey
The Drum Circle is one of Casey Key’s most unique and celebrated events. On any given Saturday and Wednesday evening one will encounter the rhythmic beats, amateur belly dancing, children playing, and the most amazing sunsets anywhere.

International Folk Dances, Bayfront Community Center

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM – John Chidsey Bayfront Community Center, 803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-379-6302  International Folk Dancing–music and dance from a variety of countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, Israel, Turkey, Croatia, and others. Also line dances that are typically from the U.S. Most of the dances are done in a circle or line; therefore, no partner is required. The dances are appropriate for and enjoyed by both males and females, younger and older. The schedule each Wednesday night is “Instruction” or “Taught Dances” and “Easy Dances” from 7 to 8 PM, followed by “Request Dances” from 8 to 9:30 PM. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes that allow you to maneuver easily. $6.00

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Sarasota – 941-955-4942

Fall ART: Deconstructing the Landscape

9:30AM-1:30PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
This fresh approach to landscape painting frees you to express your interpretation of the landscape, flora and scene through colors, forms, and textures in oil or acrylic. Painting will take place outdoors on location. Group and individual critiques will occur on site. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. (Students enrolling in this course will be working outdoors and must be capable of independently traversing the landscape on foot with their supplies. $195

Fall ART: Design Fundamentals

6:30PM-9:00PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
Explore how form and content can be combined to create images that convey ideas without using words. This dynamic, hands-on course reveals how the basic design elements of line, shape and composition can be used to find design solutions for a given visual problem. Through an introduction to color theory, explore the relationship between light and color, and discover how color choices can create design solutions. Participants develop an individual design based on color symbolism, which is then carried through a series of renderings to discover how color choices change the experience of a design. $325

Fall ART: Introduction to Cyanotype Photography  

9:00AM-2:00PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
This workshop is an introduction to the cyanotype process, aka blueprints or sun prints or photograms. Participants learn the process of chemically coating the paper and drying it, followed by arranging objects compositionally on the prepared surface and exposing it to the sunlight or light box, before a final rinse in water. Using paper negatives, participants will learn how to make contact prints from photographic images, rendering a blue and white photograph. Additionally, we will explore how to manipulate the exposure using burning and dodging techniques, and how to tone images to alter color and feeling. $175

Watercolor Painting classes

Renaissance School of Art, 4600 Pine Harrier Dr., Sarasota – 941-330-6865
These structured watercolor classes focus on the use of watercolor materials, various application techniques, color mixing, tonal values, composition and light distribution as well as freehand sketching. Students will draw and paint various Still Life compositions from observation and landscape from the photographs. Lessons, demonstrations and individual instructions will be given by nationally recognized artist in small group setting 4 to 8 students so you KNOW you will be getting the attention you need to advance your craft. Registration is required. $40

Jazz Ed

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, Sarasota – 941-388-7539
Jazz Ed is a five-piece jazz band with a mellow approach to the music

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Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115 September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

Ladies Night with Come Back Alice

The Five O’clock Club, 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota – 941-366-5555
Southern Gypsy Funk band, soulful vocals, melodic guitars, baroque style violin, funky bass & drums! www.comebackalice.com

RAP-Punzel

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner.In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Nik Wallenda Tightrope Walk, Nathan Benderson Park

6 p.m. – Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota – 941-358-7275

Daredevil Nik Wallenda will rehearse in Sarasota eight times a week, from Oct. 8 through the end of October, in preparation for his next stunt — walking between two Chicago skyscrapers at a height of more than 50 stories above the Chicago River. The rehearsals will be free and open to the public. Schedule: Monday: 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Thursday: 6 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday: 3 p.m.

 

Poker Night with Texas Hold’EM Poker Tours

4-9pm – Wave Grill at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 US 41 Bypass North, Venice – 941-308-7700
Compete with other players for an entry into our Quarterly Championship Tournament where you can win a Sponsorship to major poker tournaments throughout the country.

“Young at Heart,” Music Film Series, Selby Library

5 p.m. – Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota – 941-861-1175 Join us for a documentary about a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth and other unexpected musicians. (UK, 108 min., 2007) Followed by a discussion led by Dr. Joseph Holt.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 9TH

 

Art After 5, Ringling Museum

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – John & Mable Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Slow your pace and explore the art in the Museum of Art and Circus Museum or catch a romantic sunset on Sarasota Bay by Ca’ d’Zan. Art After 5 special events include music and insights into the collection through gallery discussions. For more information call 941.359.5700 or visit www.ringling.org Adults $10; Children (6-17) $5; Children 5 & under free

Scottish Country Dancing

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM – John Chidsey Bayfront Community Center, 803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-923-2431
All dances are taught. No partner needed. Beginners welcome. $5

Sunsets in Joseph’s Coat, The Ringling

7:30 PM – 8:30 – John & Mable Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Joseph’s Coat is a Skyspace created by internationally renowned artist, James Turrell. The permanent installation is a “gathering place” for contemplation, sustained experience and conversation. As you gaze up at the sky through the 24-foot square aperture in the ceiling, you are invited to contemplate light, perception and experience. At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. In doing so, the artist changes the context in which you view the sky and can radically change your perception of the color of the sky and its spatial relation to you. No matter when you enjoy the Skyspace — sunset, during the day, rain or shine — you will have a unique experience. Thursday through Sunday evenings. Non-members $5, Ringling Members are Free Arrive 30 minutes prior to sunset. Yoga mats are encouraged, Dress for outdoor conditions. The program will last one hour. Capacity limited to 56 per evening. Advance reservations recommended; call 941-358-3180. $5

“The Building Itself Teaches,” Opening Reception of SarasotaMOD Festival

5:30-7 p.m. – Sarasota County History Center, 701 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-364-2911
Lorrie Muldowney, manager of Sarasota County Historical Resources, will offer insights in this final showing of an exhibit of Philip Hiss’ legacy of architectural excellence as head of Sarasota County’s public school system. Free; registration required. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) presents “SarasotaMOD,” a four-day celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture, October 9-12, 2014. Leading architects, designers, historians and authors will explore the ongoing impact of this movement through presentations, panel discussions and tours in locations throughout Southwest Florida.

Sarasota Architectural Foundation Presents “SarasotaMod”

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. – The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota – 941-364-2911
The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) presents “SarasotaMOD,” a celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture, October 9-12, 2014. This four-day festival celebrates Sarasota’s iconic mid-century architecture with guided tours, social gatherings, and presentations by prominent architects, authors, critics and designers, including Carl Abbott, Alastair Gordon, John Howey, Raymond Jungles and Lawrence Scarpa. The lineup of events includes trolley tours of “Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota” and Harold Bubil’s “Top Ten” Buildings in Sarasota,” a guided day trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College, a live interview with John Howey, author of “The Sarasota School of Architecture,” a buffet dinner at Paul Rudolph’s Sanderling Beach Club, and much more. Most events take place at The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. For listings of all events, dates, locations and ticket prices, visit www.SarasotaMOD.com. $20 – $95

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings

(- Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Sarasota – 941-955-4942

Music Mash Movement Program for Kids

2:15-3:15 – Selby Public Library, 1331 1st Street, Sarasota – 941-861-1130
2:15-3:15 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6. Participants will dance, march, sing and play musical instruments to lively children’s songs and classical music. Dancing is followed by storytime and a craft.

DieDra & The Ruff Pro Band

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, Sarasota – 941-388-7539
DieDra & The Ruff Pro Band is a hard-charging blues band that consistently makes it to the finals or semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. “Giving you Blues the Soulful way…” $5

Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115
September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

Democracy Reggae Band

The Five O’clock Club, 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota – 941-366-5555
Democracy has been in the area for over seventeen years performing a blend of Caribbean & American styles, from Reggae, Soca, Calypso to Top 40 & beyond! One of the finest Caribbean-American crossover bands on the circuit! www.facebook.com/DemocracyReggaeBand

RAP-Punzel

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Nik Wallenda Tightrope Walk, Nathan Benderson Park

6 p.m. – Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota – 941-358-7275 Daredevil Nik Wallenda will rehearse in Sarasota eight times a week, from Oct. 8 through the end of October, in preparation for his next stunt — walking between two Chicago skyscrapers at a height of more than 50 stories above the Chicago River. The rehearsals will be free and open to the public.

Schedule: Monday: 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Thursday: 6 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday: 3 p.m.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 10TH

Scarecrow Festival, Historic Spanish Point

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey – 941-966-5214
Calling all ‘crows to this fun-filled family event at Spanish Point in Osprey. Build a scarecrow and enter the scarecrow competition. There are several categories to choose from. Work as a team or enter as an individual. Your scarecrow will be displayed on-site. For information about building a scarecrow, please see Scarecrow Festival Rules and Guidelines. In addition to the scarecrows, there will be musical performances by the Gumbo Boogie Band; storytelling with Wendell Campbell; a costume parade including dogs; pony rides; a petting zoo; games; crafts and a vendors village. (If you are interested in being a vendor download Scarecrow Vendor info and Scarecrow Festival Vendor Application.) Join us Friday evening for our “fun” raiser. Enjoy a special sunset scarecrow stroll, BBQ, music by The Jitterbugs and lots of dancing. Tickets for this event are limited and the price is $45 per person for members $5 for non-members. For more information or to pre-purchase tickets for this event, please contact Jane Glennan, Outreach Coordinator at jane@historicspanishpoint.org or 941-966-5214, Ext. 2200. Regular admission rates: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Children $5, members and under 5 free.

   Sunsets in Joseph’s Coat, The Ringling

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – John & Mable Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Joseph’s Coat is a Skyspace created by internationally renowned artist, James Turrell. The permanent installation is a “gathering place” for contemplation, sustained experience and conversation. As you gaze up at the sky through the 24-foot square aperture in the ceiling, you are invited to contemplate light, perception and experience. At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. In doing so, the artist changes the context in which you view the sky and can radically change your perception of the color of the sky and its spatial relation to you. No matter when you enjoy the Skyspace — sunset, during the day, rain or shine — you will have a unique experience. Thursday through Sunday evenings. Non-members $5, Ringling Members are Free Arrive 30 minutes prior to sunset. Yoga mats are encouraged, Dress for outdoor conditions. The program will last one hour. Capacity limited to 56 per evening. Advance reservations recommended; call 941-358-3180. $5

“Laying the Foundation: The Making of a Modern Sarasota,” SarasotaMOD Festival

8-9 a.m., breakfast; 9-10 a.m., presentation – The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota – 941-364-2911
From the turn of the 20th century until the 1920s, John Hamilton Gillespie, Bertha Palmer, John Ringling and Owen Burns laid the foundation for the modernist architectural visionaries to come. Architectural columnist Harold Bubil and historian and author Jeff LaHurd will shed light on their achievements. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) presents “SarasotaMOD,” a four-day celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture, October 9-12, 2014. Leading architects, designers, historians and authors will explore the ongoing impact of this movement through presentations, panel discussions and tours in locations throughout Southwest Florida. $25

Stories on Stage: Interview with John Howey, SarasotaMOD Festival

10:30-11:30 a.m. – The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota – 941-364-2911
In 1997, architect John Howey’s “The Sarasota School of Architecture: 1941-1966″ hit the bookstores. His groundbreaking book put the region’s modernist legacy back on the map and inspired the modernists of the future. What’s the story behind the story? Thanks to an unscripted interview with historian Christine Madrid French, we’ll find out. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) presents “SarasotaMOD,” a four-day celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture, October 9-12, 2014. Leading architects, designers, historians and authors will explore the ongoing impact of this movement through presentations, panel discussions and tours in locations throughout Southwest Florida. $20

“Landscaping in the Tropics,” SarasotaMOD Festival

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., lunch and cash bar; 12:30-1:30 p.m., presentation. – The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota – 941-364-2911  In the eyes of Raymond Jungles, landscape architecture is a form of living, growing poetry. Some of that poetry flourishes in the tropics and subtropics—and some of it doesn’t. The critically acclaimed Miami-based landscape architect will speak on what does. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) presents “SarasotaMOD,” a four-day celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture, October 9-12, 2014. Leading architects, designers, historians and authors will explore the ongoing impact of this movement through presentations, panel discussions and tours in locations throughout Southwest Florida. $35

“Paul Rudolph: Beyond Sarasota,” SarasotaMOD Festival

2-3 p.m. – The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota – 941-364-2911
Architects Dan Webre and Sean Khorsandi, co-directors of the Paul Rudolph Foundation, will examine the link between the abstract clarity of Rudolph’s early Sarasota private houses and public schools to his powerful, later work around the nation and the world. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) presents “SarasotaMOD,” a four-day celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture, October 9-12, 2014. Leading architects, designers, historians and authors will explore the ongoing impact of this movement through presentations, panel discussions and tours in locations throughout Southwest Florida. $20

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast – The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Sarasota – 941-955-4942

Lap Sit and Baby Rhyme & Sign

11:00-11:30 a.m. – Selby Public Library, 1331 1st Street, Sarasota – 941-861-1130
11-11:30 a.m. Recommended for ages newborn-18 months. Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows.

Friday Nights of Culinary Delight

3:30 – 6:00 p.m. – North Port High School, 6400 West Price Blvd, North Port – 941-257-2252
Friday Nights of Culinary Delight Chef Bielak has created 4 evenings to meet most anyone’s culinary pleasure. Each night will conclude with an edible delight to pair with instruction. * Boot Camp where adult students will be introduced to professional knife cuts, cooking methods, commercial equipment and food safety. * Tableside Creations where students will learn to cater personal events with real live action stations. * Soups and Sauces where students will be introduced to the basics of mirepoix, thickening agents, grand and contemporary sauces. * Cooking Light will teach students to create healthier entrees that do not compromise flavor. $38 for each class which includes materials and food; Students may register for one class at a time.

Mix Tapes

9:00 pm – midnight – Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, Sarasota – 941-388-7539
Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing of national touring group Hymn for Her join bassist Justin Kaiser in performing obscure tunes from the ’60s and ’70s. The Mix Tapes is “simply one of the best dance bands” in Sarasota.

6th Annual AGELESS CREATIVITY Opening Reception

5:30 – 7:30 PM – Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive South, Longboat Key – 941-383-2345 -
In our Durante Gallery we will be featuring the visual art work of Anne Abgott, Ed Brickman, Ronald Johnson, Ed Miracle and Margy Rich. Come celebrate and experience the variety of form and substance that our Ageless Creatives invent, innovate and experience in their pursuit of the creative process. RSVP Required: 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu

Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115
September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

RAP-Punzel

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Nik Wallenda Tightrope Walk, Nathan Benderson Park

6 p.m. – Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota – 941-358-7275 Daredevil Nik Wallenda will rehearse in Sarasota eight times a week, from Oct. 8 through the end of October, in preparation for his next stunt — walking between two Chicago skyscrapers at a height of more than 50 stories above the Chicago River. The rehearsals will be free and open to the public. Schedule: Monday: 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Thursday: 6 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday: 3 p.m.

“The Rocky Horror Show,” Venice Theatre

8 p.m. – Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice – 941-488-1115 Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” returns to the Pinkerton Theatre. Venice Theatre’s next cabaret is a return of the wildly popular cult classic. This campy, crazy, rock-and-roll tribute to the classic horror movies of the 1950s opens in time for the Halloween season on Friday, Oct. 10 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1, with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. There will be special midnight performances Saturday, Oct. 11, 18 and 25, and Friday, Oct. 31. There are no Sunday performances. Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for students (not recommended for patrons under 16) and are on sale now at the theater’s box office, online at www.venicestage.com or by phone at 941-488-1115.The show, which ran in London for three years and twice on Broadway, is best known for the 1975 movie version, which still thrills its legions of devoted fans across the globe, who dress up to participate in weekly midnight rituals. The participation includes props, singing and dancing along and shouting out lines at the screen or stage. It is quite a sight to see flocks of people dressed as Frank ‘N’ Furter, Riff Raff, Magenta and other characters made famous by the success of the movie and stage versions of “Rocky.”Allan Kollar, Venice Theatre’s producing director and co-director of The Rocky Horror Show, says that the Venice Theatre production will capture that audience participation feel. “We want the audience to have the total Rocky experience while enjoying the performance of a top-notch cast. We encourage the audience to come in costume and have a blast.” With several “Transylvanians” roaming the theater, Kollar says “you might even end up in the show.” Bags with the appropriate props to be part of the madness will be available in the lobby prior to the show. Due to performance safety issues, rice and squirt guns will not be allowed in the theater. The plot for “The Rocky Horror Show” is pulled straight from the 1950s B-movies, to which it pays homage. An innocent young couple, Brad and Janet, are caught in the rain with a flat tire and must seek aid at a nearby castle. Once there, they find their world thrown into disarray by the twisted Frank ‘N’ Furter and his band of strange beings from another planet. Will Brad and Janet survive? What evil dwells deep in the castle’s laboratory? And what of Frank’s most unusual creation? For the answers to these and other questions, novices will have to take a walk on the wild side and attend the production. NOTE: This production contains strong language, sexual situations and loud music and is not recommended for the faint of heart, those easily offended by anything or patrons younger than 16 years of age. The theater is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; and one hour before all performances.

$28 for adults, $15 for students (not recommended for patrons under 16).

 

“Jazz at Two” with Eddie Tobin

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.- Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota – 941-366-1552
The Jazz Club of Sarasota’s “Jazz at Two” 2014-2015 concert series kicks off with Sarasota favorite Eddie Tobin and his ensemble, October 10, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. A pianist and vocalist, Tobin is known for his versatility on the piano and a voice that has been likened to that of a male Diana Krall. Tobin lived in Nashville for 15 years and played with the Forester Sisters and Brenda Lee and opened for Kenny Rogers. He spent seven years as pianist, conductor and music director for Engelbert Humperdinck. Tobin has performed at such prestigious venues as the London Palladium, the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The Jazz at Two series, which was founded in 2001, showcases the region’s top jazz performers on Friday afternoons, October through April. Tickets are $8 for Jazz Club members and $12 for non-members. A portion of ticket sales is directed to the Jazz Club’s scholarship program. For more information, call 941-366-1552 or visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org. $8 for Jazz Club members; $12 for non-members

Karaoke Night with Bobby Lanza at the Wave Grill

6pm-10pm – Wave Grill at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 US 41 Bypass North, Venice – 941-308-7700
Bobby Lanza kicks us off with music and karaoke all evening long. Enjoy Bobby’s musical talent as he sings songs by some of the great singers! Come out and show us your talent!

Island Time Spirits Tasting Extravaganza

6-8 PM – Island Time Spirits & Gourmet Market, 421 Tamiami Trail South, Venice – 941-488-5989
Enjoy a large variety of wines and craft beers, as well as light appetizers made with our imported cheeses, meats and house made spreads and dips! Proceeds to benefit the Venice Area Audubon Society! $15.00/Person

Locals Supporting Locals, a Florida Tap Invasion

6:00PM -11:00PM – Revelry Pub & Grill, 3005 University Parkway, Sarasota – 941-355-1218
Revelry Pub & Grill Presents: Locals Supporting Locals, a Florida Tap Invasion Friday, October 10th 3005 University Parkway, Sarasota Revelry Pub & Grill proudly presents an evening of Florida Craft Breweries featuring our local friends from JDub’s Brewing, Motorworks Brewing, Big Top Brewing, Darwin Brewing and other Florida breweries such as Big Storm, Fat Point, 3 Daughters, Bold City, and St. Pete Brewing. Revelry will feature selections from each brewery and their brewers and owners will be here for a meet and greet. Come on down and enjoy a beer, eat some food, and mingle with the brewers. There will be prizes and giveaways too! The event will kick off at 6pm, Friday October 10th

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11TH

 

Sarasota SUP Race Series #3

8:00 am to 3 pm – Ken Thompson Park and New Pass Fishing Pier, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota – 941-365-2200 Located on City Island in Sarasota between St. Armand’s Key and Longboat Key, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron is one of the most picturesque locations on the West Coast of Florida. We chose it as our Season Ending Race Site because of its laid back atmosphere and positioning in the middle of several well paddled routes around Sarasota Bay. We had lots of options for courses and chose the one that is beautiful and poses a challenge yet gives our racers the most buffering from possible adverse weather conditions during this time of year. And it makes for an easy day for the competitor… You can pull up, drop off your boards, check in, hang out in the shade, look out onto the course from one of the four docks on the property, do your race, hang out, watch the kids race, listen to live music, have some lunch, have a beer, check out vendor tents, demo a board or other SUP equipment….all are centrally located on this cozy peninsula. You’ll love it!!!

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, J.D. Hamel Park

9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. walk – J.D. Hamel Park, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota – 727-578-2558
A 2-mile or 3-mile walk to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Free, but walkers must register. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after raising at least $100.

 

Sarasota Farmers Market, Downtown Sarasota

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sarasota Farmers Market , Lemon Avenue & Main Street , Sarasota
The Sarasota Farmers Market offers 70-plus vendors selling produce, plants, prepared food, artisans and much more, centered at Main Street and Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota. The market is a nonprofit organization committed to continuing the 30-year tradition of enhancing and improving the quality of life in Sarasota. Its mission is to create a social opportunity for residents and visitors to gather and interact, to bring foot traffic to downtown Sarasota sustaining the economic viability of the entire downtown area, and to provide a venue for other not-for-profit organizations benefiting Sarasota.

Central Sarasota Farmer’s Market

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sarasota County Technical Institute, 4748 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota – 941-726-4391
Join the growing food movement with produce from local, small, and family farms! The Central Sarasota Farmer’s Market meets every Saturday from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI), 4748 S. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233. Please visit www.centralsarasotafarmersmarket.com. · Locally grown produce · Small & Family Farms · Fresh baked goods · Great food vendors · Local artists & artisans · Live entertainment · Convenient location with ample parking · Indoor restrooms · Pet friendly environment · Flat, paved surface for canes, walkers, & wheelchairs

Venice Farmers Market

8:00 AM- Noon – Tampa Avenue, 200 Block of Tampa Ave., Venice, Florida 34285, Venice – 941-234-6321 Every Saturday Morning, local Farmers, Fisherman, Craftsmen, Bakers, Artists and others gather at the Venice Farmer’s Market located in the heart of historic downtown Venice, Florida. It’s a weekly celebration of the best of Venice were you can get fresh seasonal Florida fruits and vegetables direct from the Venice area farms. You can’t find any fresher shrimp or seafood. There are incredible tasty homemade baked goods, trinkets, crafts, soaps, flowers, plants, locally roasted coffee, and more. And your certain to find great unique handcrafted jewelry and amazing art.  The list goes on and there’s something new every week! It’s a great destination to start your weekend and discover new, fun things while enjoying the great Florida weather!

Scarecrow Festival, Historic Spanish Point

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey – 941-966-5214
Calling all ‘crows to this fun-filled family event at Spanish Point in Osprey. Build a scarecrow and enter the scarecrow competition. There are several categories to choose from. Work as a team or enter as an individual. Your scarecrow will be displayed on-site. For information about building a scarecrow, please see Scarecrow Festival Rules and Guidelines. In addition to the scarecrows, there will be musical performances by the Gumbo Boogie Band; storytelling with Wendell Campbell; a costume parade including dogs; pony rides; a petting zoo; games; crafts and a vendors village. (If you are interested in being a vendor download Scarecrow Vendor info and Scarecrow Festival Vendor Application.) Join us Friday evening for our “fun” raiser. Enjoy a special sunset scarecrow stroll, BBQ, music by The Jitterbugs and lots of dancing. Tickets for this event are limited and the price is $45 per person for members $5 for non-members. For more information or to pre-purchase tickets for this event, please contact Jane Glennan, Outreach Coordinator at jane@historicspanishpoint.org or 941-966-5214, Ext. 2200. Regular admission rates: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Children $5, members and under 5 free.

Gulf Coast Oktoberfest

11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Gulf Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Ct, Lakewood Ranch – 941-275-9096
The Gulf Coast Oktoberfest is being held at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Lakewood Ranch, FL and will celebrate great beer, food, live music and much more. The Event will run from 11am – 6pm on Saturday, October 11th and will feature Merchant / vendor area, German and American Food / Beer and Live German Music! We are asking everyone to bring a bag of non-perishable food to donate to The Food Bank of Manatee prior to parking. A $5 fee per car will be charged in lieu of food donations.

5K Zombie Run

Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota – 941-358-7275
For event details visit our website at http://www.worldclassrowing.com.

Trolley Tour #3: Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota

2 – 4 pm – SarasotaMOD Festival, 1289 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-364-2199
Join architect Joe King on a tour of Paul Rudolph buildings from his early days with Ralph Twitchell in the late 1940s to his more mature Sarasota work of the late 1950s. Several houses normally inaccessible to the public will be open especially for this tour: The Revere House, 1948 (interior and exterior); Lamolithic Houses, 1948 (interior and exterior); Healy Guest House, a.k.a. Cocoon House, 1950 (exterior only); Cohen House, 1955 (exterior only) and the Sarasota High School Addition, 1958 (exterior only). $35.00

Casey Key / Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Casey Key / Nokomis Beach, 201 South Casey Key Road, Osprey
The Drum Circle is one of Casey Key’s most unique and celebrated events. On any given Saturday and Wednesday evening one will encounter the rhythmic beats, amateur belly dancing, children playing, and the most amazing sunsets anywhere.

Dome Flea Market and Farmers Market, Venice

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Dome flea market and event center, 5115 S.R. 776, Venice
An eclectic blend of old and new, offering everything from A to Z. More than 300 booths & produce market. Open year-round.

Sarasota Swap Meet

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sarasota Swap Meet, 125 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota – 239-287-0890
Find great deals from local vendors every Saturday and Sunday, including: plants and herbs, local produce, food and beverage, local honey, eco-friendly products, tools, arts and crafts, vintage cars, boats, bikes and handcrafted wood furniture. On Tuttle Avenue, just south of Fruitville Road, in Sarasota. Public free; vendors $15 a day.

Rock for a Cause, Sarasota Young Professionals

3-10 p.m. – Downtown Sarasota, South Palm Avenue (between Main and McAnsh), Sarasota – 860-681-1275 -
The Sarasota Young Professionals Group & S-One Holdings have partnered to present “Rock for a Cause,” a one-of-a-kind musical event with a philanthropic mission. “Rock for a Cause” will be based on a battle of the bands-type scenario, where local bands compete for a chance to allocate $3,500 to the music department of a Sarasota County school of their choice. The winning group will also take home a cash prize of $1,500. $1, or a school supply donation, with all proceeds going back to Sarasota County schools.

Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Gillespie Park

12-4 p.m. – Gillespie Park, Gillespie Avenue and 10th Street, Sarasota – 941-366-0461
The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce’s HIV Prevention & Outreach Department is hosting “Latino AIDS Awareness Day,” offering free HIV and STD testing and free food, games and other activities. Volunteers and vendors needed.

Fall ART: AutoCAD I

12:30PM-3:30PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
Tackle your most challenging design problems and transform your ideas into reality faster than ever before with the industry’s standard for exceptional 2D and 3D design. Through a series of demonstrations and projects, this course provides beginners with a thorough grounding in the tools and applications of the AutoCAD program. AutoCAD terminology combined with interior design vocabulary aid in the learning process. Basic PC computer skills are required. $420

Fall ART: Photography: Painting with Light

9:00AM-4:30PM – Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-955-8866
Discover the impact of light. In this fun, hands-on workshop, the focus will be on capturing the essence of your subject shooting in natural and artificial light. Through demonstrations of low-light photography including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, the use of ambient light will be emphasized. Students will learn about lighting, posing, depth of field, composition, impact, and how to use Photoshop as an enhancement tool in photography. Students must bring a digital SLR camera and instruction booklet and must have read the booklet before coming to class. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills. $255

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones

9:00 pm – midnight – Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, Sarasota – 941-388-7539
Things really get cookin’ as Bradenton’s premier rockabilly blues hounds, Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones, get the crowd jumpin’, jivin’, and wailin’. $5

Breakfast ‘Serial’ Story Time

10:30 – 11:30 am – Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota – 941-365-7900
Saturday mornings in October at 10:30 am. Breakfast Serial Story Time. Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street. Bookstore staffers, Jennifer and Kate, read aloud to your kids & grandkids. They read from the best of the picture books sure to please your 3 – 6-year-olds. Each child gets a cereal bar and the family can enjoy 10% off purchases in the store. More event info at www.bookstore1sarasota.com or 941-365-7900.

4th Annual SCS Fall Classic Fishing Tournament

2-4 p.m. – Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota – 941-356-2262
The 4th Annual SCS Fall Classic Fishing Inshore Tournament will be held Oct. 11, 2014. This is a Catch and Release Photo Tournament targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout and Wild Card. Anglers are released to fish following the captain’s meeting Oct. 10. Check-in time will be Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. at Ken Thompson Park (beside Mote Marine). There will be raffles, great food and loads of fun. $100 per adult angler and $50 for junior anglers (17 and under). Junior anglers are eligible for all cash prizes given out and will receive a trophy. $100 per adult angler and $50 for junior anglers (17 and under).

Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115
September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

RAP-Punzel

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Dance Party, YMCA

6:30-10:30 p.m. – YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota – 941-756-8303
Adult Singles Dance Club. Live bands playing a variety of dance music, plus DJ. Come alone or with partner. Complimentary snacks. Admission includes group dance lesson 6:40-7:10 p.m. $10

Nik Wallenda Tightrope Walk, Nathan Benderson Park

6 p.m. – Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota – 941-358-7275 Daredevil Nik Wallenda will rehearse in Sarasota eight times a week, from Oct. 8 through the end of October, in preparation for his next stunt — walking between two Chicago skyscrapers at a height of more than 50 stories above the Chicago River. The rehearsals will be free and open to the public. Schedule: Monday: 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Thursday: 6 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday: 3 p.m.

 

“The Rocky Horror Show,” Venice Theatre

Midnight – Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice – 941-488-1115 Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” returns to the Pinkerton Theatre. Venice Theatre’s next cabaret is a return of the wildly popular cult classic. This campy, crazy, rock-and-roll tribute to the classic horror movies of the 1950s opens in time for the Halloween season on Friday, Oct. 10 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1, with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. There will be special midnight performances Saturday, Oct. 11, 18 and 25, and Friday, Oct. 31. There are no Sunday performances. Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for students (not recommended for patrons under 16) and are on sale now at the theater’s box office, online at www.venicestage.com or by phone at 941-488-1115.

The plot for “The Rocky Horror Show” is pulled straight from the 1950s B-movies, to which it pays homage. An innocent young couple, Brad and Janet, are caught in the rain with a flat tire and must seek aid at a nearby castle. Once there, they find their world thrown into disarray by the twisted Frank ‘N’ Furter and his band of strange beings from another planet. Will Brad and Janet survive? What evil dwells deep in the castle’s laboratory? And what of Frank’s most unusual creation? For the answers to these and other questions, novices will have to take a walk on the wild side and attend the production. NOTE: This production contains strong language, sexual situations and loud music and is not recommended for the faint of heart, those easily offended by anything or patrons younger than 16 years of age. The theater is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; and one hour before all performances.$28 for adults, $15 for students (not recommended for patrons under 16).

 

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota – 941-377-0896
Starting Oct. 4 and running through every weekend of October. Fun for all ages! Crafters, pony rides, hay rides, food of all kinds, moon bounce, mini-train ride, playground, face painters, pumpkin painting and much more!

Lisa Ridings and Vertigo at the Wave Grill

7pm-10pm – Wave Grill at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 US 41 Bypass North, Venice – 941-308-7700
Upbeat, Exciting, Energy! Blues, Soul and Rock N’ Roll! Join Lisa Ridings and her band Vertigo as they entertain you and keep you moving! Join us for our full dinner menu and drink specials!

French open house

10am -12 pm – alliance française de sarasota, 200 South Washington Blvd., suite 2, Sarasota – 941-955-0700 -
come and learn about our French classes and events at the Alliance Française de Sarasota. Meet our teachers and staff and enjoy a cup of coffee and a croissant.

Motown Revue, Sarasota Classic Car Museum

5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Sarasota Classic Car Museum, 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-355-6228
Motown Revue, featuring Soul Sensations. $15, plus one drink minimum purchase.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12TH

 

Selby Gardens Fall Music Series

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-5731
Botanicals. Banyans. Bands. Sundays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 11:30am – 3:00pm (NEW Expanded Hours) “Under the banyans” could be the name of a song, but at Selby Gardens it’s the venue for our Fall Music Series that returns every Sunday in October with more bands, more activities, and more fun! Exciting adventures include scaling a rock wall (new this year) or steadying yourself on suspended rope bridges in the children’s rainforest garden and when the mood strikes….sit back and relax to a variety of musical fare as the fall breeze blows in from the Bay. Be sure to grab friends, family, folding chairs or lawn blankets and come hungry–there will be plenty of grilled entrées, cool beverages and gourmet popsicles from PopCraft Pops for sale! Meet the Bands October 5 11:30am-12:30pm Michael Miller – Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist in the Children’s Rainforest 1:00pm-3:00pm Lauren Mitchell Band under the Banyans October 12 11:30am-12:30pm The Garbage Men – Singer/Songwriter in the Children’s Rainforest 1:00pm-3:00pm Missing Links under the Banyans PLUS Gregory Hall, Balloon Artist will join the celebration! October 19 11:30am-12:30pm Taiko Drummers in the Children’s Rainforest 1:00pm-3:00pm Jubilation Brass under the Banyans October 26 11:30am-12:30pm Jen & Ray – Singer/Guitarist in the Children’s Rainforest 1:00pm-3:00pm Tommy Rox and Friends under the Banyans Sponsored in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues and by The Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Adults $19, Children 4-11 $6, Members Free

 

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota – 941-377-0896
Starting Oct. 4 and running through every weekend of October. Fun for all ages! Crafters, pony rides, hay rides, food of all kinds, moon bounce, mini-train ride, playground, face painters, pumpkin painting and much more!

 

Morton’s 15th Annual Firehouse Chili Cook-Off

2pm-5pm – 1924 Osprey Ave, 1924 Osprey Ave, Sarasota – 941-809-6158 -
Contact: Jay Riley, Event Co-Chair Cell: 941-809-6158 FIRE FIGHTERS TO COMPETE 15th ANNUAL MORTON’S FIREHOUSE CHILI COOK-OFF TO RAISE FUNDS Sarasota, FL- The Sarasota Firemen’s Benevolent Fund will host the 15th Annual Morton’s Firehouse Chili Cook-Off, which will be held on Sunday October 12, 2014 from 2pm-5pm. The event will be held on Osprey Avenue between Hyde park street and Hillview Avenue in Sarasota. Fifteen of Sarasota Fire Houses including firehouses from Englewood, North Port and Boca Grande will compete against each other for the title of the “Best Fire House Chili in Sarasota” and for the Best Booth. Every year all monies raised are donated to the Sarasota Fireman’s benevolent fund, which is a 501-3c non-profit organization. A panel of Celebrity Judges will be on hand to determine the winner. Enclosed is a list of confirmed judges with more to be announced. Nick Nichols (Florida State): 10 yr. NFL D-Lineman Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NY Jets, Eagles and Redskins Tripp Schwenk: Team USA Olympic Gold & Silver Medal Swimmer Mark Royals: 15 yr NFL Punter Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dolphins, Steelers, Jaquars David Baas: NFL Center San Francisco 49ers and was a member of the New York Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI championship team WCTQ FM Morning Show Lulu WWSB ABC 7 Anchor Bob Harrigan Morton’s Chef John Teitsch For a five-dollar ticket, the public will be able to taste all of the Fire House Chili. There will be Live Music performed by local band “The Daisy Dukes”, Land Shark and Budweiser stations , food, educational booths, ,a children’s Fun center with face painting, and Much More. The SFFBF assists Sarasota County Fire fighters and their families during times of crisis. We also extend our helping hand to other Fire fighters around Florida and to members of our local community. The SFFBF also provides additional training opportunities to our local Fire fighters with the help of other Fire Department organizations. The SFFBF is comprised of local fire fighters and paramedics. We are managed and operated completely by volunteers. We fund our services by accepting donations as well as holding events and fund raisers. Outside of minimal operating expenses, all proceeds and donations go to charity. The public can buy advanced tickets at Morton’s Gourmet Market (1924 South Osprey Ave, Sarasota) and for more information; they can call 955-9856 $5

 

Dome Flea Market and Farmers Market, Venice

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Dome flea market and event center, 5115 S.R. 776, Venice
An eclectic blend of old and new, offering everything from A to Z. More than 300 booths & produce market. Open year-round.

Sarasota Zen Study Group meditation

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM – Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota – 941-702-1662
The Sarasota Zen Study Group meets every Sunday night at 7 pm in the Jefferson Room on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota. All those who are interested – both beginners and experienced Zen practitioners – are invited to join the group and share their interests. The first part of each session is dedicated to the study of Zen; we read or listen to a tract by a famous Zen master and explore its importance. In the final half of the session we practice Zen (or meditation) and end with a chant of the heart Sutra. Drop in and drop out (no need to come to every session, if you’re otherwise engaged). We’re there every Sunday night to share with you what we’ve learned.

Chamber Soiree: Clarinet

- Holley Hall at Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota – 941-953-3434
Featuring Bharat Chandra, principal clarinet Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres beginning one hour prior to concert

Sarasota Swap Meet

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sarasota Swap Meet, 125 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota – 239-287-0890
Find great deals from local vendors every Saturday and Sunday, including: plants and herbs, local produce, food and beverage, local honey, eco-friendly products, tools, arts and crafts, vintage cars, boats, bikes and handcrafted wood furniture. On Tuttle Avenue, just south of Fruitville Road, in Sarasota. Public free; vendors $15 a day.

“Legends of the Sea with Bill Schustik,” Concert and Benefit

4 p.m. – Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota – 941-371-4974
Musician, historian and folklorist Bill Schustik will perform a concert of sea shanties in “Legends of the Sea” at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.uusarasota.org/concerts/tickets.php or at the door on the day of the concert. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the All Faiths Food Bank’s BackPack Kids Program, which provides meals for underprivileged children. For more information, call 941-371-4974 or visit www.uusarasota.org. Informed by a life on the road, Schustik, often referred to as the “American Troubadour,” weaves a keen sense of drama and a deep love for traditional American lore into his performances. This charismatic singer, musician and storyteller plays the guitar, banjo, harmonica, dulcimer, mouth harp and concertina magnificently as he sings, yodels and narrates in his unique performances. “This is a terrific opportunity to attend an inspired concert and help feed hungry children at the same time,” says Don DeMaio, concert coordinator. “Bill performed at our church on July 6 to a standing ovation and he now returns for a full concert to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank’s Backpack Program.” DeMaio adds that Schustik’s sea shanties explore a “place of danger, adventure, and romance. The sea has enchanted people throughout history and has been depicted over and over in song and story. In this concert, we’ll hear about the courageous men who went down to the sea in ships and their worldwide exploits.” Schustik has performed for three U.S. presidents, appeared both on and off Broadway, authored two full-length ballets with Edward Villella and Edward Verso, and written a show about the American Civil War, “Shiloh Hill,” which was produced by Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He also starred in a highly successful performance of his original show, “The Civil War in Song and Legend.” He’s performed in more than 2,000 towns and villages throughout the United States. $15

Don’t Dress For Dinner – Venice Theatre MainStage Comedy

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, or anytime at www.venicestage.com – Venice Theatre, Venice Theatre, Venice – 941-488-1115 September 30 – October 19, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm & Sunday matinees 2:00 pm By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Marc Camoletti’s sequel to Boeing Boeing. Adult $28, Child (pre-K to 12th) $13, Student (Full-time college) $15 There is a $1.50 per ticket fee for phone orders and online orders

Ladies Night and Band Jam Sundays

The Five O’clock Club, 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota – 941-366-5555
Band Jam & Ladies Night! Bring your favorite instrument & jam with the band! Hosting band are James Varnado, Jeremy Egglefield, Johnnie Barker, Al Donadi!

RAP-Punzel

- Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota – 941-366-9797
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Fall Children’s Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale, RAP-PUNZEL, by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. In this adaptation, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self. This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel. For more information on dates and times, please call Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased by calling Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797.

Spirit Speaks – A Spiritual & Mystical Conversation

1:30pm – 3pm – Radiance of Sarasota, 2868 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota – 941-312-4549
spirit speaks Sarasota class Spirit Speaks ~ a Spiritual and Mystical Conversation Explore the realm of spirit and the mystical while expanding your consciousness with spiritual educators Lori Marshall and Mark Sanders. Learn about mediumship and spirit communication, intuitive insight; explore ESP, the 5 Clairs, angels and much, much more. In this ongoing conversation we will explore various topics. In each segment we will share information, techniques and activities designed to expand your life experience. We’ll be exploring the realm of the Paranormal, the Afterlife, Astral Projection and Spirit Communication and much more. We won’t just be talking about these things, we will be committing to exploring the phenomenon. We will have month’s topics to take home and research, explore and experience for the following months discussion. ALL are welcome! $5 -$10 Donation

CONTINUING EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

 

PLANETARIUM

“Life: A Cosmic Story,” Planetarium, South Florida Museum

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – South Florida Museum, 201 10th Street West, Bradenton, 11
How did life on Earth begin? This tantalizing question forms the basis of “Life: A Cosmic Story,” the new all-digital Planetarium show at the South Florida Museum. This program was sponsored at the South Florida Museum by BMO Harris Bank, produced by the California Academy of Sciences and narrated by Jodie Foster. Showing daily at 1:30 pm in the South Florida Museum’s fully upgraded Bishop Planetarium, the program artfully utilizes the Museum’s state-of-the-art technology and brand new projection system (upgraded in October 2013). The Museum’s full schedule of Planetarium programs is included in regular daily admission. $18, Adults; $16, Seniors (65+); $14, Children (4-12), Children 3 & Under, Free

 

MUSEUM • EXHIBITS • GALLERIES

 

Thomas Chimes from the Permanent Collection, The Ringling

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. every Thursday) – The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota – 941-359-5700 -
With the recent gift of important paintings and works on paper by Thomas Chimes, The Ringling now holds a significant collection of this American artist’s work. The Ringling and Thomas Chimes have had a long history together as the museum organized the first survey exhibition of his work in 1968. On view will be the impressive Ringling Mural measuring some 17 feet across accompanied by preparatory studies showing the artist’s working process, as well as a selection of characteristic portraits. Thomas Chimes (1921-2009) was born in Philadelphia to Greek parents. Chimes enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1939 and then in the Art Students League, New York, in 1941, where he studied with Frank Vincent Du Mond, the former teacher of John Marin and Georgia O’Keeffe. The work of Thomas Chimes is included in many notable public and private collections throughout the United States. This exhibition is made possible by the gift of works of Thomas Chimes by Dawn Chimes. This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation. Adult, $25; Senior 65+, $20; Student 18+ with ID, $5; Child 6-17: $5; Child 5 and under, free; members free.

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders, The Ringling

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. every Thursday) – The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota – 941-359-5700 -
Danny Lyon’s iconic book “The Bikeriders” is one of the most significant photo-documentary works of postwar America. Lyon, while still finishing college, began riding with and photographing motorcyclists in Chicago at races and “scrambles.” Soon, he had joined the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle club and was immersed in their culture, traveling the Midwest by bike for two years. “The Bikeriders,” published in 1968—the year before the release of the film “Easy Rider,” and just after Hunter S. Thompson’s “Hell’s Angels”—captured the end of the “golden age” of the outlaw bikers. His gripping, and often candid shots of bike life provide an insider’s perspective into a unique American counterculture. Lyon’s style of intensive reportage, what we might call “embedded” today, was unconventional in its time, and part of the emerging “New Journalism” of the 1960s and ’70s. This exhibition presents highlights from the Bikeriders portfolio that has been generously gifted by Sally Strauss and Andrew Tomback. Adult $25; Senior 65+ $23; Student 18+ with ID $5; Child 6-17 $5; Child 5 and under free; Florida teacher with ID $10; active military $10.

Seeing the Unseen Exhibition, The Ringling

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. every Thursday) – The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota – 941-359-5700 -
This exciting exhibition features photographic and video works by famous living Chinese artists. Reflecting art innovations of our media age, their works provide a fresh view of the changing cultural landscape in China. Unlike their predecessors, these new-generation artists are even bolder in applying new concepts and technology to record the inspiring moments veiled in daily life, and in creating startling and unexpected scenes. Performance and visual tricks are smartly incorporated into their works to create impressive visual and mental experiences, providing the opportunity for viewers to meditate on the invisible. The artists in the exhibition, including Cao Fei, Li Wei, Wang Qingsong, and Miao Xiaochun, explore their individual approaches, subjects, and styles, while mixing aesthetic ideas, cultural expressions, and commercial inspiration. Individually and as a group, they use art photography and video to tackle issues of identity and experience, youth culture and urban development, history and memory, and the conflicts of tradition and commercialization in contemporary China. Adult $25; Senior 65+ $23; Student 18+ with ID $5; Child 6-17 $5; Child 5 and under free; Florida teacher with ID $10; active military $10.

 

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Presents “Drawn From Nature”

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, 1288 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota – 941-366-2454
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents “Drawn From Nature,” featuring evocative and atmospheric works by noted landscape artists Jean Blackburn, Deborah Brown, Heidi Edwards, Joyce Ely-Walker, Michele Harvey, Nancy Hellebrand, Susan Klein, Andrew Kuziak and William Nichols, August 1-October 25. The gallery is at 1288 N. Palm Ave., in Sarasota. Gallery hours are Tues. – Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information about this exhibit, call 941-366-2454 or visit www.allyngallup.com.

 

Florida’s Fascinating Flora, a Batik Exhibit, Selby Gardens

10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Selby Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota – 941-366-5731
Inspired by the vibrant, tropical colors and aromatic, floral fragrances of Florida´s natural environment, Angela Maria Isaza expresses her fascination through a unique art form: batik painting. She visits Florida regularly from her native home of Colombia to gain botanical inspiration for artistic representation. While she finds many similarities between the plant life found in both locations, she strives to make her oversized works of art create an indelible impression in the observer’s memory as a reminder how fragile and precious nature is. She has traversed the state, visiting such bio-diverse areas as the Everglades, orange orchards and the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, as well as many of the state’s nature preserves and parks. But she always rewards herself at the conclusion of each trip with a visit to Sarasota’s Selby Gardens. She says themes emerge in her “mind’s eye during peaceful walks through these special gardens that provides direction for future paintings.” Her newest exhibit will feature her beloved Batiks Botanicos, as inspired by her many trips to Florida. Opening reception Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., No RSVP required. Adults $19, Children 4-11 $6, Members Free

 

Journey into the Wild Frontier Exhibit – Venice Museum & Archives

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 10am-4pm – Venice Museum and  Archives, 351 Nassau St. S, Venice – 941-486-2487 Journey into the Wild Frontier; Venice Area Early Settlers and Industries. Explore southwest Florida frontier life from 1867-1921 in this exhibit that runs through January 21, 2015. Venice Museum and Archives, 351 Nassau St. S, 486-2487; 10am-4pm Donations accepted.

6th Annual AGELESS CREATIVITY Exhibition: Longboat Key Luminaries

Tuesday – Friday, 11-5 – Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive South, Longboat Key – 941-383-2345  In our Durante Gallery we will be featuring the visual art work of Anne Abgott, Ed Brickman, Ronald Johnson, Ed Miracle and Margy Rich. Come celebrate and experience the variety of form and substance that our Ageless Creatives invent, innovate and experience in their pursuit of the creative process.

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