Wednesday, April 1   

Events

 
Coming Events
The Matchmaker
Jan. 6 - Apr. 11
Times Vary
The uproarious comedy that inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly!, Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker proves that sometimes money can buy happiness.
Location: Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trail
Information: www.asolorep.org or 941.351.8000
Both Your Houses
Jan. 12 - Apr. 21
Times Vary
A comic masterpiece that could have been pulled straight from today's headlines, this marvelous political satire is as relevant today as when it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1933. Colorful characters, sharp wit and glorious wisecracks reminiscent of 1930s screwball comedies add to the fun and fury.
Location: Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trail
Information: www.asolorep.org or 941.351.8000
Our Betters
Mar. 11 - Apr. 19
Times Vary
If this play were a personal ad, it might read: Rich American women seeking financially strapped British men with titles. A hot topic (i.e. Downton Abbey) on both sides of the pond when this delightfully cheeky play was written in 1917, the exchange of a "milady" for a large financial sum was all the rage. But the emotional cost of social climbing is revealed in this sexy, stylish and wildly witty look at Europe's posh set and the Americans who crashed the party.
Location: Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trail
Information: www.asolorep.org or 941.351.8000
Sotto Voce
Mar. 31 - Apr.26
Times Vary
In this exquisite, dreamlike sonata of a play, Greenfield Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) examines the resiliency of true love and the indelible power of memories.
Location: Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trail
Information: www.asolorep.org or 941.351.8000
Earlye Musicke Concert
Wed. Apr. 1
7:00 PM
The members of this consort, performing in period costume, play music dating from the 14th century to the 21st century on recorders and viols. This concert is free for HSOSC members and a $5 donation is requested from guests. The group is led by Charlotte Trautwein.
Location: Crocker Memorial Church, 1260 12th Street
Information: www.sarasotarecorder.org or 941.364.9076
Flashdance
Wed. Apr. 1
8:00 PM
This inspiring and unforgettable story of a working-class girl with a dream of becoming a professional dancer features a score of smash hits, including the Academy Award-winning title track "Flashdance-What a Feeling," "Maniac," "I Love Rock & Roll," and 16 new, original songs and book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas) and Robert Cary. Sarasota Premiere
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Kathy Griffin
Thu. Apr. 2
7:00 PM
Double Emmy winning and Grammy nominated Chicago native Kathy Griffin, a multi-faceted performer with a rapid fire wit, is probably best known for her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" as Vickie Groener, Brooke Shields' acerbic colleague. After moving west and joining the famed Los Angeles Groundlings comedy improvisational troupe, Kathy began building her resume with guest starring roles on such series as "ER" and "Seinfeld" - where she created recurring character Sally Weaver.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
The Temptations and The Four Tops
Fri. Apr. 3
8:00 PM
Back by popular demand! Two of Motown's beloved vocal sensations come together for an unforgettable evening! The Four Tops, known for chart-topping hits "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," "It's the Same Old Song," and "Reach Out I'll Be There," and so many more, share the stage with the Temptations - legendary tunes include "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone."
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Memphis
Sat. Apr. 4
8:00 PM
In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first sounds of rock 'n' roll, blues and gospel are hitting the mainstream. The winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, this hot musical, featuring original songs by Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping, true-life story from Joe DiPietro, will exhilarate you with its roof-raising energy.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
St Petersburg L'Hermitage Theater “Russian Ballet¨
Tue. Apr. 7
8:00 PM
St Petersburg L'Hermitage "Russian Ballet" is one of the most the most prestigious ballets in the world, touring for the first time in US. The theater "Russian ballet" perceives as its main mission the presentation of the authentic choreography of the Kirov (presently Marinsky) theater. During this tour, St Petersburg L'Hermitage Theater "Russian Ballet" perform the SWAN LAKE masterpiece.
Location: VanWezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Tom Jones
Apr. 9 - May 31
Time Varies
Tom Jones is a play written by Mark Brown, who also wrote the FST audience favorite, Around The World in 80 Days. The play is an adaptation of the ground-breaking novel, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, by Henry Fielding. In this thrilling adventure of the heart, Tom Jones, a charming young man of questionable birth, is madly in love with Sophia Western. But when Sophia's father arranges for her to marry a loathsome man, she flees for her life. Aristocrats, wenches and scalawags abound in this bawdy and rollicking romp through the back roads and bedchambers of England.
Location: Florida Studio Theatre
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org/show_shows.php?id=406 or 941.366.9000
Chicken Shop
Apr 9 - May 3
Wed - Sat 8:00 PM
Sun 2:00 PM
Hendrix is growing up. Or at least he's trying to. But between his mother's constant preaching on the virtues of an organic lifestyle, her difficult new twentysomething girlfriend, and the bullies at school who mercilessly accuse him of being gay, Hendrix is desperate to prove his masculinity. Contains nudity, adult language, and strong sexual content. Viewer discretion is advised. Tickets: $5 to $20
Location: Urbanite Theatre,1487 Second Street
Information: www.urbanitetheatre.com or 941.321.1397
Boz Scaggs
Thu. Apr. 9
8:00 PM
Sarasota Premiere! Raised in Texas with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, Scaggs has combined rock, jazz, R&B and blues to create a trademark sound. With an extensive and distinctive career that has spanned 30 years and many accolades, Scaggs continues to prove himself as one of music's most creative and original artists.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Moon Over Myakka Concert-Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul featuring the Hellacious Horns
Fri. Apr. 10
7:00 PM
This is the perfect band for our Grand Finale of the season! They are one of the few bands in the entire state of Florida with a 3-piece horn section that belts out music you will love grooving to the whole night. They may have a crazy long name, but if I had one word to describe their music...FUN!!!! And as always, all of our bands are family friendly bands, so bring the whole clan. Bring a chair and picnic to enjoy the music by a fire pit. Come early to get your spot. Tickets sold day of event. Cost $20.00 ($15.00 for Friends members)
Location: Myakka River State Park
Information: www.myakkariver.org/events or 941.373.7839
Sarasota Open Tennis
Apr 11 - 19
Various Times
The Sarasota Open is the premier Men's Professional Tennis Tournament in Southwest Florida attracting some of the top players on the ATP World Tour. Past Champions include: Kei Nishikori, James Blake, Sam Querrey, and Nick Kyrgios.
Location: Lakewood Ranch Tennis Center 8488 Legacy Blvd, Lakewood Ranch
Information: www.sarasotaopen.org or 941.444.3952
Family Living's KIDS DAY!
Apr. 11
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Family Living Magazine and the event sponsors are hosting KIDS DAY, a free community event for families. It is designed to kick-start physical activity and learning throughout the summer - a critical out-of-school time for kids. Kids can participate in the Kids 4 Kids DASH (where all the proceeds go to benefit All Children's Hospital Guild,) learn more about health, safety and even get their bike helmets checked.
Location: Payne Park
Information: www.SRQKidsDay.com or 941.922.5437
Manatee Community Concert Band--"A Salute to Leroy Anderson"
Sun. Apr. 12
3:00 PM
The Manatee Community Concert Band and the Pops Orchestra will combine for a thrilling afternoon in a Salute to Leroy Anderson, America's most beloved pops music composer! Join us at the Neel Performing Arts Center, at the State College of Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, to hear Leroy Anderson's greatest hits including The Typewriter, Plink, Plank, Plunk, Bugler's Holiday, The Waltzing Cat; The Syncopated Clock, Blue Tango; Trumpeter's Lullaby, The Blue Bells of Scotland, and much more! Doors open at 2:15pm. Premium Seating - $25.00. General Admission - $20.00.
Location: Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF
Information: www.manateeconcertband.org or 260.410.4126
Gloria Musicae: Old and New
Sun. Apr. 12
7:00 PM
Ultra romantic Puccini and contemporary wunderkind Ola Gjeilo unite for a stunning combination of Mass settings in collaboration with the State College of Florida Chamber Singers.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Johnny Mathis
Sun. Apr. 12
7:00 PM
The smooth Johnny Mathis returns to Sarasota with hits such as "Wonderful, Wonderful," "It's Not For Me To Say," "Chances Are," and "Misty," and many more well-loved ballads and standards. Don't miss this legendary performer who is always a sellout!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Manatee Community Concert Band--Special Performance
Thu. Apr. 16
7:00 PM
The Bayshore High School Symphonic Band and the Manatee Community Concert Band will present a combined concert on April 16 at 7:00 pm at Bayshore High School Auditorium, 5401 34th St. W. Bradenton, FL. Each band will perform 3 or 4 numbers and the bands will close the concert with the combined feature. Admission is FREE
Location: Bayshore High School Aduditorium
Information: www.manateeconcertband.org or 260.410.4126
Diana Krall 2014 Wallflower Tour
Thu. Apr. 16
8:00 PM
Fresh out of the recording studio, Sarasota's favorite jazz songstress, Diana Krall returns with a new album and many of her fan favorites. The new album features timeless songs from Bob Dylan, The Eagles, The Mamas and the Papas, and Elton John among others to which Krall lends her unique brand of artistry to the hits that inspired her from the late '60s to present day. Don't miss this 5-time Grammy Award-winner!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Chris Botti
Fri. Apr. 17
8:00 PM
Trumpeter Chris Botti's soaring musical imagination, and warm and intimate live concerts have firmly established him as the world's largest selling Jazz instrumentalist. Botti recently added to his stellar parade of albums and cluster of Grammy nominations- Impressions expresses Chris's love for romantic melodies from across the world with featured songs "What a Wonderful World," "Summertime," and "Over the Rainbow."
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Robert Irvine LIVE!
Sat. Apr. 18
8:00 PM
Robert Irvine LIVE is a high energy, multimedia and multi-sensory theatrical experience. More than just a cooking demo, Robert Irvine LIVE is an interactive show that provides multiple opportunities for audience participation while witnessing the challenging nature of the TV show, Dinner: Impossible, come to life right before your eyes. Multiple cameras setup on the stage provide a close-up view of the master at his craft. Brand new music and video content specifically produced for this show combine seamlessly with the cooking to provide an experience unlike any other. In each segment of the show Robert will face a new and unique culinary challenge.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
26th Annual Earth Day Festival
Sun. Apr. 19
10:00 AM
This fun and family-oriented event will feature live music, food vendors, tram tours ($5 per person and free for youth under 6 years of age), information and craft booths, demonstrations, native plants for sale, a photo exhibit featuring local photographers, as well as lots of activities for kids including a coloring contest and a puppet show! Join us in the service project, the service project will be focused on Lake Osprey restoration at 11am. Free lunch and park pass to all those that volunteer for the service project. Additionally, the park's normal entrance fees will be waived on this date in celebration of Earth Day.
Location: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail
Information: www.friendsofoscarscherer.com or 941.483.5957
Beauty and the Beast
April 22-25 7:00 PM
April 25 2:00 PM
Sarasota High Theater presents Beauty and the Beast. Live on stage, for all ages to enjoy!
Location: Sarasota High Theater
Information: www.shstheater.com or 941.955.0181
Roberta Flack
Wed. Apr. 22
8:00 PM
Internationally hailed as one of the greatest songstresses of our time, 4-time GRAMMY Award-winner and American Music Award winner, Roberta Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through her music. Her songs bring insight into our lives, loves, culture and politics, while effortlessly traversing a broad musical landscape from pop to soul to folk to jazz.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles
Thu. Apr. 23
8:00 PM
This stunning, multimedia spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band with such classics as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together" and "Hey Jude." Don't miss the Broadway smash that's taking the world by storm.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Celtic Woman
Fri. Apr. 24
7:30 PM
Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour to the Van Wezel. This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group's distinctive signature style.10th Anniversary World Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Anotas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
It Only Takes A Moment
Apr. 28 - May 24
Times Vary
Created by Gordon Greenberg (Jacques Brel? ?, Working), Josh Rhodes (Cinderella, Working), and Charlie Rosen (Cyrano, One Man, Two Guv'nors), this show is a rich brew of Jerry Herman's most powerful music told in joyous uplifting song, text and dance.
Location: Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trail
Information: www.asolorep.org or 941.351.8000
Luck Be A Lady: The Iconic Music of Frank Loesser
Apr 28 - May 24
Dates & Times Vary
From his Broadway musicals Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying to his hits "Heart and Soul" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside," Frank Loesser beautifully captured the human experience through his music, and continues to touch our hearts and funny bones today.
Location: Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trail
Information: www.asolorep.org or 941.351.8000
Viva Sarasota International Latino Festival
May 2
Noon - 10:00 PM
"Viva Sarasota" The First International Latino Festival is a full day, family-oriented festival that celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin culture on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota. "Viva Sarasota" displays the key ingredients of first rate International artists of Latino music, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts vendors from over 50 different countries, a children's carnaval and dance presentations including zumba, salsa, flamenco, bomba, mambo and mucho mas. Live performances on two electrifying main stages with Caliente Band, FJ1 and the best international artists will shake the Latin American audience with high energy DJ's and bands that move the crowd.
Location: Main Street Downtown Sarasota
Information: www.SpotlightEvents.org or 941.706.3102
16th Annual Siesta Key Chamber Golf Tournament
Mon. May. 4
10:30 AM
The Chamber has again partnered with The Founders Club to offer an unforgettable private outing. Because the club is typically open to members only, this presents a unique and possibly one of a kind opportunity for Chamber members and guests to play a round at this course. There are sponsorship opportunities available.
Location: The Founders Club
Information: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eam1ip07e4689bd4&oseq=&c=&ch= or 941.349.3800
ReptiDay Sarasota Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo
May 9
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ReptiDay Sarasota is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free. Visit our website for special offers on Early Entry VIP tickets.
Location: Sarasota County Fairgrounds Potter Building
Information: www.reptiday.com/sarasota.html or 863.268.4273
Woody Sez: The Life And Music Of Woody Guthrie
May 30 - Jun 21
Dates & Times Vary
From "This Land Is Your Land" to "Bound For Glory," Woody Guthrie was the original folk hero who proved that you can strum a revolution and do it with joy. In this toe-tapping, heart-filled musical event, four actor-musicians celebrate the colorful life and rich musical legacy of this American icon.
Location: Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trail
Information: www.asolorep.org or 941.351.8000
Pump Boys & Dinettes
Jun 4 - 29
Time Varies
The pump boys sell high octane fuel on North Carolina's Highway 57 and the sassy dinettes run the Double Cupp diner next door. Between changing tires and baking pies, the gang performs a rousing, down-home mix of country western, rock n' roll and blues in this charming tale of friendship, romance and life's simple pleasures.
Location: Florida Studio Theatre
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org/show_shows.php?id=432 or 941.366.9000
Banyan Theater Company presents "Art"
June 25 - Jul 12
Various Dates & Times
One white painting, three colorful opinions about what constitutes art. Serge has purchased an expensive white painting. His friend Marc is horrified, which strains their relationship. Yvan, caught in the middle, tries to mollify them both. They use the canvas as an excuse to batter one another over various failures.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: www.banyantheatercompany.com or 941.358.5330
Gloria Musicae: An American Tapestry
Sat. Jul. 4
4:30 PM
Star-spangled choral fireworks highlight the annual patriotic salute to America on its birthday! Celebrate American pride with us, stay downtown for dinner and watch the fireworks over Sarasota Bay!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Banyan Theater Company presents "The Amish Project"
Jul 16 - Aug 2
Various Dates & Times
This devastatingly beautiful play compels us to question the paths we take at the crossroads of grief, rage and clemency. Inspired by the Nickel Mines school shooting, this fictional account of a real-life tragedy allows us to glimpse into the Amish culture, and see the limits of compassion and forgiveness.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: www.banyantheatercompany.com or 941.358.5330
Banyan Theater Company presents "My Old Lady"
Aug 6 - Aug 23
Various Dates & Times
When Mathias inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He discovers that the elderly inhabitant has lifetime rights and is not about to give them up. She invites him to stay, and he finds friendship, love, and finally deals with his father's death.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: www.banyantheatercompany.com or 941.358.5330
Special Performance By STASH
Sat. Mar. 26
10:00 PM
Catch a special performance by STASH at the Ivory Lounge for Cream Thursdays!
Location: Ivory Lounge, 1413 Main St ,
Information: www.dancestash.com/event/details/ivory-lounge-sarasota-florida/ or 941.388.7869
   
   
   
   
Recurring Events

Handz-on Family Program
Every Sunday
1:00-3:00 PM

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to bring their favorite adult to the Ringling Museum for Handz-On!  Guided by creative Museum educators, families will explore the galleries, enjoy family-friendly activities, and make fabulous works of art. 
Location:  John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Information: To reserve your space, call Janine Packard, Education Specialist at 941-359-5700 ex 1-3703, or email jpackard@ringling.org   www.ringling.org
Palm Singles
Every Monday
6:00 PM
Over 50's singles group meets for dinner at 6 pm followed by a program. We also offer a full monthly calendar of events. This is a great time to come out and make new friends.
Location: Church of the Palms 3224 Bee Ridge Road
Information: For dinner reservation call 924.7430.Dotty
Meet The Sky
First Monday of the Month
Jan - Sep
8:00 PM
Join Eve Plews and other sky observers as we explore the infinite night sky. See constellations, stars and planets through telescope provided. Weather permitting. Free for all ages!
Location: Siesta Key Beach Pavilion
Information: 941.952.1200

Free Yoga On Siesta Beach
Every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
9:00 AM

Bring your own mat and water to the Siesta Beach Main Entrance. Taught by Avananda (with over 35 years of teaching experience in Hawaii and around the world. If your  coming for the first time it would be good to call.
Information: 941-320-6693 or email yogaonsiesatabeach@yahoo.com hathayogalesson.com
Sarasota African Violet Society
Every 3rd Tuesday  except June, July, August
10:00 AM - Noon
Learn and share America's favorite and most recognized house plant,including monthly workshops. 
Location:  First Baptist Church 265 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Information: 941.343.0976

Art on the Boardwalk
Every Tuesday
Feb. & March
Noon - Dusk

This exhibit is a juried, weekly event showcasing the fine art and quality craftsmanship of approximately 30 outstanding local and regional artists.
Location: The Boat Yard Village, 1508 Stickney Pt Rd
Information: 941.539.7972

MOMS Club of Sarasota North
Every 1st Wednesday
10:00 AM
We discuss club business and activities planned for the month while children play or make a craft. You and your children are WELCOME to join us.
Location: St. James United Methodist, 2049 N. Honore Ave.
Information:  941.306.3649 or momsclubofsarasotanorth.com
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Thursday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance at 9:50 AM.
Location: Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information: www.mote.org/mommyandme
Preschool Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 & 11:15 AM
For ages 3 and up. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location: Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information: 941.316.1181
Not-Two-Young Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 AM & 11:15 AM
For 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location: Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information: 941.316.1181
Sarasota Shell Club
2nd Thrusday of the Month
7:00 PM, Sep - Apr
Meetings include:  Guest speaker, raffle, door prizes,business meeting, refreshments, and a whole lot of shell talk. Don't miss the fun.  Everyone Welcome.
Location: Waldemere Fire Station, 2nd Floor
Information: sarasotashellclub@hotmail.com
Positively Speaking Toastmasters
Every Friday
6:00 PM
Do something different on Friday nights by challenging your mind and having loads of fun with a great group of people. Guests are always welcome.
Location: Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
Information:  941.685.1614 or posspeaking.freetoasthost.org

Live from Downtown it's Friday Night!
Every Friday
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Friday night downtown has never been better, featuring a different downtown Sarasota neighborhood each week. Every month a new theme to showcase and celebrate Sarasota's unique seasons and holidays.
1st Friday Palm Ave, Main St, 1st St & Whole Foods
2nd Friday Burns Square (South Pineapple)
3rd Friday Towles Court (Adams & Washington)
4th Friday Rosemary District (Fruitville & Central)
Sarasota Farmers Market
Every Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Downtown Farmers' Market is is a potpourri of fresh produce, food, flowers and plants, fine artisanship, friends and fun. It has become a community happening - a gathering place for people to bring families, friends and even dogs to peruse the displays of garden-fresh produce and unique craft products.
Location: Main St. and Lemon Ave.
Information: www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org

Historic Burns Square Artists' Market
Every Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Local artists display/sell handmade works of art to also include jewelry, greeting cards, pottery, quilts and so much more. Meet a local author. Taste a Chicago Hot Dog. This is a free outdoor event that runs every Saturday through May 8.
Location: Pineapple & Laurel Streets
Information: 941.927.6845 or artistsmarket
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Saturday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance at 9:50 AM.
Location: Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information: www.mote.org/mommyandme