Thursday, May 7   

Events

 
Coming Events
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
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
4th Annual Siesta Key Chamber Poker Tournament
Thu. Jun. 4
7:00 PM
Buy-In $75 (included $10 Add-on) - Those who pre-register will be granted access to complimentary beer and soft drinks and a dinner buffet with two entrée choices, appetizers, salad and dessert from 6pm - 7pm. Payout For Top 6 Players - Winner will receive $2,000 if the event if completely sold out Maximum Registration is 200. Deadline to reserve is Tuesday, June 2nd. The Poker Tournament benefits Siesta Key's 4th of July Community Fireworks Display and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.
Location: Sarasota Kennel Club
Information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=btrlw7cab&oeidk=a07eavkijh05060ee55 or 941.349.3800
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