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May


Sarasota Orchestra presents Latin Nights
Wed. May. 4
5:30 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we’ll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You’ll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami’s Gloria Estefan. Tickets $36 - $79
Location: Holley Hall, 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/latin-nights or 941.953.3434
Sarasota Orchestra presents Latin Nights
Thu. May. 5
7:30 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we’ll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You’ll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami’s Gloria Estefan. Tickets $36 - $79
Location: Holley Hall, 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/latin-nights or 941.953.3434
Sarasota Orchestra presents Latin Nights
Fri. May. 6
5:30 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we’ll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You’ll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami’s Gloria Estefan. Tickets $36 - $79
Location: Holley Hall, 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/latin-nights or 941.953.3434
Derby for a Cure
Sat. May. 7
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kid friendly, fundraiser featuring local food and spirits! Watch the Kentucky Derby while enjoying kid/adult activities including bocce ball courts, cornhole, putting green, Kentucky Derby themed crafts and more! A silent auction and race betting will be available throughout the afternoon. Funds benefit Another Day for Gray and Wobbly Feet Foundation.
Location: Motorworks Brewing
Information: www.bidpal.net/dd4ac or 941.421.2503
Sarasota Orchestra presents Latin Nights
Sat. May. 7
8:00 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we’ll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You’ll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami’s Gloria Estefan. Tickets $36 - $79
Location: Holley Hall, 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/latin-nights or 941.953.3434
Sweeter Than Justice
Thu. May. 12
7:30 PM
The regional premiere of Robert Lipkin's Sweeter Than Justice, featuring Don Walker, Amanda Schlachter and Joseph Parra. Playwright Robert Lipkin says, "At its core, the play explores why the line between good and evil, heroes and villains, is so often blurred, and why the healing power of love and friendship is too often subrogated to the intoxicating power of vengeance. The play takes you back to 1963 for a clearer view of who we are today."
Location: Asolo Rep's Cook Theatre
Information: PageToStageProductions.com. or 941-359-0099
Singers & Songwriters Open Mic
Fri. May. 13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Music Compound is hosting an Open Mic for singers and songwriters of all ages! This is a great opportunity to show off your original songs to friends, family, fellow musicians, and the public. Everyone is welcome to come and watch or get behind the mic! All songs must be original.
Location: Music Compound, 1747 Cattlemen Rd.
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100
Sweeter Than Justice
Fri. May. 13
7:30 PM
The regional premiere of Robert Lipkin's Sweeter Than Justice, featuring Don Walker, Amanda Schlachter and Joseph Parra. Playwright Robert Lipkin says, "At its core, the play explores why the line between good and evil, heroes and villains, is so often blurred, and why the healing power of love and friendship is too often subrogated to the intoxicating power of vengeance. The play takes you back to 1963 for a clearer view of who we are today."
Location: Asolo Rep's Cook Theatre
Information: PageToStageProductions.com. or 941-359-0099
Sarasota Orchestra presents Outdoor Pops
Sat. May. 14
Join the Sarasota Orchestra for a family-friendly outdoor Pops at the Baltimore Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium. Get yourself a hot dog, some popcorn and sit back to enjoy the Orchestra in the Outfield. Winning Pops songs, vocals by a fan favorite and a spectacular fireworks display all contribute to an evening of hits and home runs. Tickets from $15
Location: Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/special-events/outdoor-pops or 941.953.3434
Sweeter Than Justice
Sat. May. 14
7:30 PM
The regional premiere of Robert Lipkin's Sweeter Than Justice, featuring Don Walker, Amanda Schlachter and Joseph Parra. Playwright Robert Lipkin says, "At its core, the play explores why the line between good and evil, heroes and villains, is so often blurred, and why the healing power of love and friendship is too often subrogated to the intoxicating power of vengeance. The play takes you back to 1963 for a clearer view of who we are today."
Location: Asolo Rep's Cook Theatre
Information: PageToStageProductions.com. or 941-359-0099
Sweeter Than Justice
Sun. May. 15
2:00 PM
The regional premiere of Robert Lipkin's Sweeter Than Justice, featuring Don Walker, Amanda Schlachter and Joseph Parra. Playwright Robert Lipkin says, "At its core, the play explores why the line between good and evil, heroes and villains, is so often blurred, and why the healing power of love and friendship is too often subrogated to the intoxicating power of vengeance. The play takes you back to 1963 for a clearer view of who we are today."
Location: Asolo Rep's Cook Theatre
Information: PageToStageProductions.com. or 941-359-0099
ReStore Spaces
Thu. May. 19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ReStore Spaces is a fundraiser to benefit Manatee Habitat for Humanity. Five teams have been chosen to stage rooms utilizing items chosen from the Manatee Habitat ReStore, which will be repurposed and refurbished. Guests will vote for their favorite room. Food and beverages will be served.
Location: Manatee Habitat ReStore on Hardin, 1227 Hardin Ave
Information: www.manateehabitat.org or 941.748.9100
Sweeter Than Justice
Thu. May. 19
7:30 PM
The regional premiere of Robert Lipkin's Sweeter Than Justice, featuring Don Walker, Amanda Schlachter and Joseph Parra. Playwright Robert Lipkin says, "At its core, the play explores why the line between good and evil, heroes and villains, is so often blurred, and why the healing power of love and friendship is too often subrogated to the intoxicating power of vengeance. The play takes you back to 1963 for a clearer view of who we are today."
Location: Asolo Rep's Cook Theatre
Information: PageToStageProductions.com. or 941-359-0099
The Art of Freedom
Fri. May. 20
6:00 PM
Human trafficking is the second largest & fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Help us to put a STOP to this crime and raise community awareness. Please share this post. Join us for our annual fundraiser "Fighting against all forms of trafficking & its prevention" Speakers Dr Brook Bello founder of More Too Life & Mary Francis Bowley of Wellspring Living. Performers Kandy & Iain of Suncoast Sessions, raffle, art auction, appetizers & wine. Reserve your seats now! Tickets $50 - $65
Location: Florida Studio Theater, 1241 N Palm Ave
Information: www.moretoolife.org or 941.730.6460
Sweeter Than Justice
Fri. May. 20
7:30 PM
The regional premiere of Robert Lipkin's Sweeter Than Justice, featuring Don Walker, Amanda Schlachter and Joseph Parra. Playwright Robert Lipkin says, "At its core, the play explores why the line between good and evil, heroes and villains, is so often blurred, and why the healing power of love and friendship is too often subrogated to the intoxicating power of vengeance. The play takes you back to 1963 for a clearer view of who we are today."
Location: Asolo Rep's Cook Theatre
Information: PageToStageProductions.com. or 941-359-0099
Fish United Way
Sat. May. 21
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) will host this year's second "Fish United Way" tournament benefiting the region's United Ways at the FPL Manatee Power Plant cooling reservoir in Manatee County.
Location: FPL Manatee Power Plant Cooling Reservoir entrance 23650 State Route 62 Parrish
Information: fishunitedway.com or 941.484.4811
Sweeter Than Justice
Sat. May. 21
7:30 PM
The regional premiere of Robert Lipkin's Sweeter Than Justice, featuring Don Walker, Amanda Schlachter and Joseph Parra. Playwright Robert Lipkin says, "At its core, the play explores why the line between good and evil, heroes and villains, is so often blurred, and why the healing power of love and friendship is too often subrogated to the intoxicating power of vengeance. The play takes you back to 1963 for a clearer view of who we are today."
Location: Asolo Rep's Cook Theatre
Information: PageToStageProductions.com. or 941-359-0099
Sweeter Than Justice
Sun. May. 22
2:00 PM
The regional premiere of Robert Lipkin's Sweeter Than Justice, featuring Don Walker, Amanda Schlachter and Joseph Parra. Playwright Robert Lipkin says, "At its core, the play explores why the line between good and evil, heroes and villains, is so often blurred, and why the healing power of love and friendship is too often subrogated to the intoxicating power of vengeance. The play takes you back to 1963 for a clearer view of who we are today."
Location: Asolo Rep's Cook Theatre
Information: PageToStageProductions.com. or 941-359-0099
Bow-Wow Luau SRQ
Sun. May. 22
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A tropical-themed benefit for pets at Satchel's Last Resort. Come get your HULA on, with Hula Dancing Lessons and Contest, Live Music, Food and Beverages. Leashed dogs with proof of vax are welcomed.
Location: Bayside Pet Resort, Osprey
Information: sarasotadog.com/2016/03/10/bow-wow-luau-sunday-may-22nd/ or 941.228.4061

 

June


Inter-Generational Jam Session at Music Compound
Wed. Jun. 15
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inter- generational jam sessions are a great way for musicians of all ages and levels to come together and learn from one another and just have a fun time rocking out. This is perfect for parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, couples, or friends! Bring your Instrument and be ready to jam out!
Location: Music Compound, 1747 Cattlemen Rd.
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100
Gluten Free + Healthy Lifestyles Expo
Sat. Jun. 25
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Gluten Free + Healthy Lifestyles Expo is the best place to learn how to live healthy and love it! Sample products, get coupons, attend informative classes & demos along with hundreds of people living the gluten free lifestyle. It's a fun, family-friendly, educational event with over 50 exhibitors and respected guest speakers.
Location: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N Tamiami Trail
Information: glutenfreelifestyles.org or 941.302.2351

 

July


Inter-Generational Jam Session at Music Compound
Wed. Jul. 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inter- generational jam sessions are a great way for musicians of all ages and levels to come together and learn from one another and just have a fun time rocking out. This is perfect for parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, couples, or friends! Bring your Instrument and be ready to jam out!
Location: Music Compound, 1747 Cattlemen Rd.
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100

 

November


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

 

 

 

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