Events

 

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Coming Events

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
25th Annual 4th of July Community Fireworks & VIP Party
July 4
VIP Party 5:00PM
Fireworks 9:00 PM
VIP Package $150 Includes: Convenient VIP-reserved on-site parking at Siesta Key Public Beach, Catered dinner for two with beer, wine & soft drinks, Live musical entertainment by Ted Stevens & the Doo-Shots, Preferred viewing area for the Fireworks Celebration, NEW THIS YEAR Kid's Zone. 25th Anniversary Tervis Tumblers will be available for purchase at event. No deadline, Walk-ins welcome. Online registration at our website.
Location: Siesta Key Public Beach
Information: www.SiestaKeyChamber.com or 941.349.3800
Party for the Pantry
Wed. Jul. 8
6:30 PM
Enjoy complimentary hor d'oeuvres donated by Michael's On East, live music by Stephen Fancher & Bart Lowther, a raffle to win a Porsche for a weekend donated by Suncoast Motorsports, and more!
Location: Michael's Wine Cellar
Information: ChildrensHealthyPantry.com or 941.350.0080
I Hate Hamlet
July 9-19
Various times
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet, except--he hates Hamlet. Luckily, the ghost of John Barrymore intercedes.
Location: The Players Theatre of Sarasota
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
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
7th Annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival
Oct 23 & 24
Noon - 10:00PM
Oct 24
Noon - 8:00 PM
The annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival benefits The Lazarus Foundation Inc. Kids Force. Come visit our Pumpkin Patch and Maze, Free Hayrides, Live Demonstrations, Kids Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Carnival Rides and Games, Pie Eating Contests, Safe Trick or Treating, Large Variety of Cuisine and Family Activities to amuse all ages. Affordable Family Fun!
Location: Payne Park,, 2110 Adams Lane
Information: www.SarasotaPumpkinFestival.com or 941.219.8410
Palates and Palettes
Sun. Nov. 15
4:30 pm
Farmhouse Market to Farmhouse Dinner on the Lawn, with foods from the market turned into gourmet groupings, by Chef Paul Mattison. The Light Chasers Plein Air Painters will be selling their "wet off the palette" paintings, as well as their own gorgeous artworks of Sarasota County. $100.00 per person.
Location: Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information: www.farmhousemarket.org/ or 941.861.5000
Snow Fest Sarasota
Dec. 18-20
Noon-10:00 PM
Celebrate the winter season with real snow in Florida! Come play in the snow, snow slides, pictures with Santa, Appearances by Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman, live shows, kids amusement area complete with carnival rides and games, live entertainment and more
Location: Payne Park,, 2110 Adams Lane
Information: www.SnowFestSarasota.com or 941.219.8410
SnowLight Chasers 5th Annual Art Show/Sale
Feb. 26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Artwork for sale,at the Opening Gala in the Phillippi Mansion, by Master Plein Air Artists, from around the country. A portion of all proceeds goes toward the restoration of the historic, 100 yr old Farmhouse at the Park.
Location: Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information: www.lightchasersinc.com or 941.861.5000
Light Chasers 5th Annual Art Show/Sale Saturday Gala
Feb. 27 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
More works by the Light Chasers of the Sun Coast Plein Air Painters at this Gala in the Phillippi Mansion. Local, as well as nationally known artists will be in attendance. A portion of the proceeds will be used to complete the restoration of the Farmhouse on the Phillippi Estate, in time for its 100th anniversary this year.
Location: Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information: www.lightchasersinc.com or 941.861.5000
Light Chasers 5th Annual Art Show/Sale
Feb. 28
Noon - 5:00 PM
Continuation of the weekend's Light Chasers of the Sun Coast Show and Sale. Open to the Public, plenty of Free parking. A portion of all proceeds goes directly to the restoration of the Farmhouse Fund.
Location: Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information: www.lightchasersinc.com or 941.861.5000
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 Dotty, 941.924.7430
Meet The Sky
First Monday of the Month from Jan - Sep
Dusk
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.
Location:  Siesta Beach
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.
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, Sep - Apr
7:00 PM
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.
Location:  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)
Information: 
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
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