"Art after 5": John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy a beautiful sunset, wander the art museum and play in the circus museum as you experience Art after 5 5-8 p.m. July 19. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. July 20 and every third Friday of the month featuring live performances by Sarasota's premier entertainers and performing arts organizations and enjoy shopping at a unique mix of boutiques, galleries, and salons. Businesses will be open with extended hours. Admission is free. Information: 941-366-7040 or www.DSAsarasota.com.
Cool Art Show: Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Get out of the heat at the 24th Annual Cool Art Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21-22 featuring 80 outstanding artisans exhibiting visual and functional creations in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. Admission to the show is free. The Coliseum's food and beverage concessions will be open to the public. Information: 727-892-5202.
"Christmas in July" Fundraiser: multiple locations, Siesta Key Village, Sarasota
Pam and Les McCurdy's will be hosting their 25th annual "Christmas in July" charity fundraiser beginning at 8 p.m. July 25 benefitting Making Strides Against Brest Cancer. The event will be a cocktail party promenade which include the following establishments: Beach Club, The Hub Baja Grill, The Cottage, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Gilligan's and the Daiquiri Deck. There will be prize drawings, drink specials and photo opportunities with Santa. Information: 941-925-3869.