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September


5th Annual Fall Stampede Presented by Chick-fil-A
Sat. Sep. 10
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The 5th Annual Fall Stampede Presented by Chick-fil-A is held every September in acknowledgment of Childhood cancer. The event includes a 5K Run, 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk, a Mascot Race, photo opportunities with the Chick-fil-A cows, and a post-race party in the Family Fun Zone including Chick-fil-A food, games, and great prizes. 2016 Pricing : $30 July 2 - August 1, $35 August 2 - September 9th, $40 day of the event. Event Schedule: 6:30am- Registration, 8:00am- 5k start, 8:30am- 1 mile fun walk start, 9:15am- Mascot Race, 9:30- Award Ceremony.
Location: Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
Information: childrenscancercenter.org/4th-annual-fall-stampede/ or 813.367.5437
Keep Sarasota Beautiful (International Coastal Clean-Up Day)
Sat. Sep. 17
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free event and park entry for registered participants Registration opens early Aug. Contact Sarasota County to register 941-861-5000 Participate in coastal clean-up. Paddle along South Creek picking up trash on the banks or pick up trash by walking the shores of the freshwater lakes. Canoes are provided but limited. Visit www.scgov.net/KSCB for more info
Location: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail
Information: www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Oscar-Scherer or 941.483.5957
WeHelpPeople - the event.
Tue. Sep. 20
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fun. Live Music. Interactive Activities & More. Musical performance by Nic & Ari of Ari and the Alibis! 5:30pm-8:30pm. Presented by Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast.
Location: Libby's Cafe & Bar
Information: www.facebook.com/JFCSSuncoast/ or 941.366.2224
Gulf Coast Oktoberfest
Fri. Sep. 23
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Gulf Coast Oktoberfest, sponsored by Geier's Sausage Kitchen will feature merchant/vendor area, German and American Food / Beer, Live German Music, Games, Costume and Dance Contests. This event is the perfect opportunity to experience a little bit of Germany with some American options for the not so adventurous.
Location: Westfield Sarasota Square Mall South Lot, 8201 S Tamiami Trail
Information: gulfcoastoktoberfest.com or 941.275.9096
National Public Lands Day
Sat. Sep. 24
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free park entry! Free lunch provided to registered work project participants. Come learn about all the great volunteer opportunities we have in the park and community! Live music, tram tours (fee for tram), work project to give back to the environment, all age fun activities & various demonstrations and informational booths.
Location: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail
Information: www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Oscar-Scherer or 941.483.5957
Viva Sarasota International Latino Festival
Sat. Sep. 24
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Full day, family-oriented festival that celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin culture. "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 carnival and dance presentations including zumba, salsa, flamenco, bomba, mambo y mucho mas.
Location: Downtown Sarasota
Information: www.spotlightevents.org/Pages/VivaSarasotaTheFirstInternationalLatinoFestival.aspx or 941.219.8410
Gulf Coast Oktoberfest
Sat. Sep. 24
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Gulf Coast Oktoberfest, sponsored by Geier's Sausage Kitchen will feature merchant/vendor area, German and American Food / Beer, Live German Music, Games, Costume and Dance Contests. This event is the perfect opportunity to experience a little bit of Germany with some American options for the not so adventurous.
Location: Westfield Sarasota Square Mall South Lot, 8201 S Tamiami Trail
Information: gulfcoastoktoberfest.com or 941.275.9096

 

October


Beer, Bands & BBQ
Sat. Oct. 1
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2ND ANNUAL BEER, BANDS &BBQ -10 National and local beers will be on tap -7 Yummy, local restaurants will be serving up BBQ inspired dishes -6 Top, local bands will take the stage for 45 minute sets -5 Music Compound students will perform bw bands
Location: Sarasota Polo Grounds
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100
BMX Supercross World Cup
Sat. Oct. 8
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Watch the world’s fastest BMX racers at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup finals in Sarasota, Florida October 8-9 2016. The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the premier BMX racing series in the world, followed by thousands of fans and broadcasted in over 70 countries.
Location: SRQ BMX - 1500 North Tuttle Avenue
Information: http://sarasotabmxsx.com/
BMX Supercross World Cup
Sun. Oct. 9
11:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Watch the world’s fastest BMX racers at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup finals in Sarasota, Florida October 8-9 2016. The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the premier BMX racing series in the world, followed by thousands of fans and broadcasted in over 70 countries.
Location: SRQ BMX - 1500 North Tuttle Avenue
Information: http://sarasotabmxsx.com/
Jazz + SCD
Thu. Oct. 13
7:30 PM
Sarasota Contemporary Dance will join forces with renowned Jazz musicians led by Shane Chalke for a collaborative performance. These four performances promise to become an SCD season highlight, reminiscent of the company's earlier successful partnership with Jazz Juvenocracy. With new arrangements of Jazz favorites from his latest CD, “Jazz in Thin Air”, Shane Chalke (a popular local Jazz trumpeter) promises to bring a fresh perspective as SCD adds their contemporary flavor throughout the evening of Jazz delicacies.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Jazz + SCD
Fri. Oct. 14
7:30 PM
Sarasota Contemporary Dance will join forces with renowned Jazz musicians led by Shane Chalke for a collaborative performance. These four performances promise to become an SCD season highlight, reminiscent of the company's earlier successful partnership with Jazz Juvenocracy. With new arrangements of Jazz favorites from his latest CD, “Jazz in Thin Air”, Shane Chalke (a popular local Jazz trumpeter) promises to bring a fresh perspective as SCD adds their contemporary flavor throughout the evening of Jazz delicacies.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Jazz + SCD
Sat. Oct. 15
7:30 PM
Sarasota Contemporary Dance will join forces with renowned Jazz musicians led by Shane Chalke for a collaborative performance. These four performances promise to become an SCD season highlight, reminiscent of the company's earlier successful partnership with Jazz Juvenocracy. With new arrangements of Jazz favorites from his latest CD, “Jazz in Thin Air”, Shane Chalke (a popular local Jazz trumpeter) promises to bring a fresh perspective as SCD adds their contemporary flavor throughout the evening of Jazz delicacies.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Underground Railroad
Sat. Oct. 15
11:00 AM
Speaker: Judy Bauer During the years prior to the Civil War, tens of thousands of African-American slaves won their freedom by heading north along the Underground Railroad.The railroad was comprised of dozens of secret routes and safe houses originating in the slaveholding states and extending all the way to the Canadian border. Shorter routes led south from Florida to Cuba or from Texas to Mexico. This intriguing talk with explore the harrowing experience of people determined to find freedom for themselves and their loved ones.
Location: Chidsey Building, 701 North Tamiami Trail
Information: foschc.org or 941.361.2453
Jazz + SCD
Sun. Oct. 16
2:00 PM
Sarasota Contemporary Dance will join forces with renowned Jazz musicians led by Shane Chalke for a collaborative performance. These four performances promise to become an SCD season highlight, reminiscent of the company's earlier successful partnership with Jazz Juvenocracy. With new arrangements of Jazz favorites from his latest CD, “Jazz in Thin Air”, Shane Chalke (a popular local Jazz trumpeter) promises to bring a fresh perspective as SCD adds their contemporary flavor throughout the evening of Jazz delicacies.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Key To The Cure
Thu. Oct. 20
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation & esteemed partner Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota present KTTC 2016. Event proceeds benefit Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's Women's Cancer Care Programs. To date, this event has raised more than $1,100,000 to further breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer research and related projects in the Sarasota/Manatee community. All of the proceeds raised from the event will stay right here in Sarasota County and will go directly to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS) through the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation. This year's event is sure to engage, excite, and empower! Price: $125 per ticket
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue (at UTC)
Information: www.smhf.org or 941.917.1286
4th Annual Haunted Trails
Fri. Oct. 21
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A spooky haunted trail for those who dare to be scared and a trick-or-treat trail for the more cautious! Lots of activities for kids, costume contests, spooky sounds, and more! A frightfully fun time for the howl family! Tickets will be presale only. Sales open in August. 5 & under FREE, 6-12 years $5, 13+ $10
Location: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail
Information: www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Oscar-Scherer or 941.483.5957
4th Annual Haunted Trails
Sat. Oct. 22
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A spooky haunted trail for those who dare to be scared and a trick-or-treat trail for the more cautious! Lots of activities for kids, costume contests, spooky sounds, and more! A frightfully fun time for the howl family! Tickets will be presale only. Sales open in August. 5 & under FREE, 6-12 years $5, 13+ $10
Location: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail
Information: www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Oscar-Scherer or 941.483.5957
Celtober Fest
Sat. Oct. 29
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The New World Celts invites you to the first annual Celtober Fest at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, October 29th! Join us for a day of music, dance, beer, authentic celtic and international cultural activities! Dance the day away to local and national musicians performing celtic dance and traditional folk and celtic rock music! Sip on some award winning craft beers from Highland Brewery & try some interesting cultural food! other events at this festival will include kid zones, highland games athletic demonstrations, celtic encampment & more!
Location: Sarasota Fair Grounds
Information: celtoberfest.org/ or 941.379.9100

 

November


Flip Flops & Fashion Luncheon
Thu. Nov. 3
11:30 AM
Escape to the beach for a fashion show and delicious luncheon in the shade of a giant tent at Sharky's on the Pier. Get tickets early for this sell-out event! All proceeds benefit Children First, a local organization serving at-risk children, birth to five years old, and their families.
Location: Sharky's on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice
Information: www.childrenfirst.net/events/ or 941.953.3877
Rockin' Lobster Dinner & Beach Party
Sat. Nov. 5
6:30 PM
Come kick off your shoes for a fun evening lobster bake, rockin' music, dancing, beach bonfires and more. Tickets are limited. All proceeds benefit Children First, a local organization serving at-risk children, birth to 5 years old, and their families.
Location: Sharky's on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice
Information: www.childrenfirst.net/events/ or 941.953.3877
NBP Rowing Festival
Sat. Nov. 5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NBP Rowing Festival will be held on November 5th and 6th, 2016. The event will be held in Sarasota, Florida at Nathan Benderson Park (NBP), a unique 600-acre community park slated to become North America's premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and Regatta Center. Rowing Teams will be attending from around the United States as well as the local community. Get ready for two days of friends, fun, sun and non-stop racing. Enjoy live music both days, a large and diverse vendor market, kid zone, interactive community displays, international beer garden, racing and more
Location: Nathan Benderson Park
Information: NBPRowingFestival.org or 941.275.9096
Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sat. Nov. 5
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us for exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun.
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd,
Information: www.SarasotaMedievalFair.com or 888.303.3247
NBP Rowing Festival
Sun. Nov. 6
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NBP Rowing Festival will be held on November 5th and 6th, 2016. The event will be held in Sarasota, Florida at Nathan Benderson Park (NBP), a unique 600-acre community park slated to become North America's premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and Regatta Center. Rowing Teams will be attending from around the United States as well as the local community. Get ready for two days of friends, fun, sun and non-stop racing. Enjoy live music both days, a large and diverse vendor market, kid zone, interactive community displays, international beer garden, racing and more
Location: Nathan Benderson Park
Information: NBPRowingFestival.org or 941.275.9096
Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sun. Nov. 6
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us for exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun.
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd,
Information: www.SarasotaMedievalFair.com or 888.303.3247
Flower Talk 'Forever Green'
Wed. Nov. 9
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
10:30 Garden & Boutique Shopping, 12:00 Luncheon & ProgramForever Green Gardens To Love and Delight In Presentation by Mario Nievera, Landscape Architect. Sponsored by Founders Garden Club of Sarasota.
Location: Michaels On East
Information: 404.307.9577
An Afternoon With Bertha Palmer
Sat. Nov. 12
2:00 PM
Spend a Saturday with Bertha Palmer as she looked when she settled in Sarasota County. Betty Intagliata will re-enact Mrs. Palmer, Chicago socialite and businesswomen, who ultimately spent the final years of her life in Sarasota County. Her presence made a huge impact on the area. After a presentation, there will be a Q&A period.
Location: Chidsey Building, 701 North Tamiami Trail
Information: foschc.org or 941.361.2453
LSF Luau and Silent Auction
Sat. Nov. 12
5:00 PM10:00 PM
The Annual Sunset Silent Auction fundraiser benefits the Sarasota Guardianship program of Lutheran Services Florida. This is an evening event where attendees will dine from various local restaurants, participate in a silent and live auction for items ranging from gift cards, art, weekend escapes at local hotels and vacation trips.
Location: Faith Community Center, 7750 Beneva Road
Information: www.lsfnet.org/auction or 800.651.1853
Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sat. Nov. 12
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us for exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun.
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd,
Information: www.SarasotaMedievalFair.com or 888.303.3247
Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sun. Nov. 13
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us for exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun.
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd,
Information: www.SarasotaMedievalFair.com or 888.303.3247
Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sat. Nov. 19
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us for exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun.
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd,
Information: www.SarasotaMedievalFair.com or 888.303.3247
Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sun. Nov. 20
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us for exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun.
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd,
Information: www.SarasotaMedievalFair.com or 888.303.3247

 

December


Voices of Sarasota Contemporary Dance
Thu. Dec. 1
7:30 PM
The Voices annual spectacle is a hallmark of the company's approach to dance--full of movement, physical enjoyment, thought, and moments of delight and absolute hilarity. Our audiences are eager for works by emerging choreographers, work that expands the boundaries of art, the company's performances break new ground. Original and adventurous, these pieces presented are choreographed by company members and emerging choreographers chosen during our summer festival to expand their works for the main stage.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Miniature Works on Display featuring Heart Gallery of Sarasota
Fri. Dec. 2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Palm Avenue Fine Art will be featuring our "Miniatures on Display" small works exhibition featuring gallery artists and special invitees who will be submitting small-scale paintings. The gallery will also be hosting a portrait collection of local foster children seeking "forever families", a campaign organized by the Heart Gallery of Sarasota.
Location: Palm Avenue Fine Art, 10 South Palm Avenue
Information: www.palmavenuefineart.com or 941.388.7526
Miniature Works on Display featuring Heart Gallery of Sarasota
Fri. Dec. 2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Palm Avenue Fine Art will be featuring our "Miniatures on Display" small works exhibition featuring gallery artists and special invitees who will be submitting small-scale paintings. The gallery will also be hosting a portrait collection of local foster children seeking "forever families", a campaign organized by the Heart Gallery of Sarasota.
Location: Palm Avenue Fine Art, 10 South Palm Avenue
Information: www.palmavenuefineart.com or 941.388.7526
Voices of Sarasota Contemporary Dance
Fri. Dec. 2
7:30 PM
The Voices annual spectacle is a hallmark of the company's approach to dance--full of movement, physical enjoyment, thought, and moments of delight and absolute hilarity. Our audiences are eager for works by emerging choreographers, work that expands the boundaries of art, the company's performances break new ground. Original and adventurous, these pieces presented are choreographed by company members and emerging choreographers chosen during our summer festival to expand their works for the main stage.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Voices of Sarasota Contemporary Dance
Sat. Dec. 3
7:30 PM
The Voices annual spectacle is a hallmark of the company's approach to dance--full of movement, physical enjoyment, thought, and moments of delight and absolute hilarity. Our audiences are eager for works by emerging choreographers, work that expands the boundaries of art, the company's performances break new ground. Original and adventurous, these pieces presented are choreographed by company members and emerging choreographers chosen during our summer festival to expand their works for the main stage.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Voices of Sarasota Contemporary Dance
Sun. Dec. 4
2:00 PM
The Voices annual spectacle is a hallmark of the company's approach to dance--full of movement, physical enjoyment, thought, and moments of delight and absolute hilarity. Our audiences are eager for works by emerging choreographers, work that expands the boundaries of art, the company's performances break new ground. Original and adventurous, these pieces presented are choreographed by company members and emerging choreographers chosen during our summer festival to expand their works for the main stage.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Broadway to Ballroom
Sun. Dec. 4
7:00 PM
Join Sarasota Dancing Stars in their premier event, Broadway to Ballroom, at the Sarasota Opera House December 4th, 2016 at 7:00 PM! It will be a night to remember!! As professionals and students dance to Broadway classics, enjoy the thrill and excitement of a live show! Call now to reserve your tickets! VIP tickets include front row seating and access to the after party for only $45. General admission is $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call Empire Ballroom Studios at 941-922-1444 or email us at eballroom@gmail.com
Location: Sarasota Opera House 61 N Pineapple Ave
Information: empireballroomstudios.com/ or 941.922.1444
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Thu. Dec. 29
3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! "Knock Out!" Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family magical Russian props, costumes and sets. Groups get the best seats at the best prices. Call Bobbie at 800-320-1733.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.nutcracker.com or 941.953.3368

 

February


Sarasota Music Half Marathon
Sun. Feb. 5
6:30 AM
The Sarasota Music Half Marathon is a 13.1 Mile moving party with 20 bands you'll pass 42 times! We've also got cheerleaders, lawn parties, Girl Scout cookies, crowds and energy! Start at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, over the Ringling Bridge and back, pass Selby Gardens, up Orange Avenue into the Cherokee Park neighborhood, back through Selby Gardens and finish back at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: 941.356.6257
Dance Makers - 11th Annual Concert
Thu. Feb. 9
7:30 PM
This show features imaginative dance pieces by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers Michael Foley, Doug Gillespie, and Adele Myers. SCD is proud of the caliber of choreographers gathered to present. These works are selected by the Artistic Director not only to present the strength, power, charm, and diversity of our company, but also to fulfill our mission of presenting a range of contemporary dance for a multi-generational and multi-cultural audience in our community.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Dance Makers - 11th Annual Concert
Fri. Feb. 10
7:30 PM
This show features imaginative dance pieces by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers Michael Foley, Doug Gillespie, and Adele Myers. SCD is proud of the caliber of choreographers gathered to present. These works are selected by the Artistic Director not only to present the strength, power, charm, and diversity of our company, but also to fulfill our mission of presenting a range of contemporary dance for a multi-generational and multi-cultural audience in our community.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Dance Makers - 11th Annual Concert
Sat. Feb. 11
7:30 PM
This show features imaginative dance pieces by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers Michael Foley, Doug Gillespie, and Adele Myers. SCD is proud of the caliber of choreographers gathered to present. These works are selected by the Artistic Director not only to present the strength, power, charm, and diversity of our company, but also to fulfill our mission of presenting a range of contemporary dance for a multi-generational and multi-cultural audience in our community.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Dance Makers - 11th Annual Concert
Sun. Feb. 12
2:00 PM
This show features imaginative dance pieces by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers Michael Foley, Doug Gillespie, and Adele Myers. SCD is proud of the caliber of choreographers gathered to present. These works are selected by the Artistic Director not only to present the strength, power, charm, and diversity of our company, but also to fulfill our mission of presenting a range of contemporary dance for a multi-generational and multi-cultural audience in our community.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Animal Rescue Coalition's Unconditional Love Gala
Sat. Feb. 18
6:30 PM
An elegant evening of dining, dancing, auction, powerful message and unconditional love! All proceeds support Animal Rescue Coalition's mission, spay/neuter program and Emergency Medical Fund. Amazing sponsorship opportunities are available.
Location: Michael's On East
Information: www.animalrescuecoalition.org or 941.957.1955

 

May


Evolving/Revolving
Thu. May. 11
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Evolving/Revolving
Fri. May. 12
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Evolving/Revolving
Sat. May. 13
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Evolving/Revolving
Sun. May. 14
2:00 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099

 

 

 

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
Edson Keith Mansion Historic Tours
Wednesdays through April 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Tour this Italian Renaissance Mansion, built in 1916. Docents will take guests through the house, recounting its history, its occupants and the early days of the Sarasota Community. Donations gratefully accepted.
Location:  Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information:  941.316.1309 or www.farmhousemarket.org
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