Things to do: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

August 30, 2012 

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Film Fridays at the South Florida Museum: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

Visit the museum on Film Fridays for an exploration of how American films have portrayed female characters through the years and across genres with the following line-up of movies: "The Color Purple" Aug. 31, "Thelma and Louise" Sept. 7, "Bridget Jones' Diary" Sept. 21, and "Winter's Bone" Sept. 28. No films on July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. All movie times are at 6 p.m. A selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. Tickets: $3 members, $5 nonmembers Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Information and reservations: 941-746-4131, ext. 11.

"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. Aug. 30. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.

South Manatee Sertoma Club "Nostalgia Nights": Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton

The South Manatee Sertoma Club will host "Nostalgia Nights," featuring a classic car show 4-7 p.m. and Billy Lambert as Elvis and The Legends of DooWop in an oldies concert 7:30-10:45 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets, available at the Manatee Players Box Office and online are $27. Information: www.manateeplayers.com.

Peggy's Corral "Born to Ride" Anniversary Trilogy Party: Peggy's Corral, 4511 US Hwy 41 N., Palmetto

Peggy's Corral will host their 17th Anniversary Trilogy Party "Born to Ride" noon-6 p.m. Sept. 2. This adult-only event will feature contests, food and music by Cell Fish noon-4 p.m. Information: 941-729-5442.

Royal Palm 20 "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema": 5125 26th St. E., Bradenton

The "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema," is a continuing series of sophisticated, exciting and alluring performance live from some of the famous opera and ballet houses in Europe. These broadcasts are presented in high definition video live via satellite and include:

Opera: "Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci," from the Teatro Regio di Torino, Torino, encore performance 7 p.m. Sept. 4.

Opera: "La Cenerentola," film by Andrea Andermann, 7 p.m. Sept. 9 and Sept. 11.

Ballet: "Move to Move," from The Netherlands Dance Theatre, 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 25.

Opera: Verdi's "La Traviata," on Syndney Harbour, Australia, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 2.

Tickets: $25 opera, $20 ballet. Information: 941-752-3796.

"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. Sept. 6. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.

Bradenton Elks Lodge "Endless Summer Parties": Bradenton Elks Lodge No. 1511, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton

During Labor Day Weekend the Bradenton Elks Lodge is hosting "Endless Summer Parties," starting with a chili cook off 5-7 p.m. followed by live music by the Lauren Mitchell Band 8-11 p.m., Lodge tours, new member drive and much more Sept. 2, an Island Getaway BBQ 2-8 p.m., with live music by TC and The Troublemakers 3-5 p.m. and steel drums 7-10 p.m., a prize drawing at 9 p.m., games, and much more, Sept. 3, and an antique classic car display 10-3 p.m., Dean Martin impersonator "Coz," 1-3 p.m., door prizes, lunch and music, and Lodge tours, Sept. 3. Tickets for each day are $10, except for Sept. 3. Proceeds will benefit the Harry Anna Foundation, Camp, Children's Therapy Services, and E.F.E.L.T. The events are open to the public. Information: 941-792-1511.

Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. every first Friday of the month featuring live music by Wild Ginger. Beer, wine and food sales benefit HOPE Family services. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. Information: 941-907-9243 or visit www.mainstreetatlakewoodranch.com.

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Palm Avenue Main and First streets, Sarasota

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 and every first 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.

Black Diamond Burlesque Anniversary Show: McCurdy's Theatre, 3333 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Black Diamond Burlesque celebrates their second anniversary with a special show 9 p.m. Sept. 8 featuring razzle-dazzle classic burlesque style performances, new vaudeville, and many surprises. Tickets: $20, $30 VIP. Information: 941-925-3869.

"September 11" Manatee Sidewalk Chalk Art: South Manatee Branch Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton

The Manatee County Neighborhood Services will host Manatee Sidewalk Chalk Art "September 11," noon-5 p.m. Sept. 11. The public is invited to show their patriotic colors adding their own artwork to help commemorate September 11. Chalk will be provided. In case of rain, artwork will be done on a wall poster inside the library. Information: 941-755-3892.

"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. Sept. 13. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.

Van Wezel FridayFest: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Kick back on the Sarasota bayfront at FridayFest and listen to live music by the Bird Street Players, 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors. The event takes place in rain or shine. Bringing in food and drink from outside the Fest is prohibited; coolers and weapons of any kind are also prohibited. Information: 941-953-3368 or visit www.vanwezel.org.

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Burns Square, Sarasota

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14 and every second 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.

Mainly Art: Main Street, Bradenton

Mainly Art is a monthly downtown arts and craft market. Every third Saturday, Mainly Art will host dozens of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations. Art, crafts, live music, and food will all be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fourth Avenue West, where it connects to the weekly Bradenton Farmers Market on Main Street. Downtown parking is free on weekends, and dogs on leashes are welcome. Information: email MainlyArt@RealizeBradenton.com or go to www.BradentonFarmersMarket.com.

Peggy's Corral Annual Wild Stock Party: Peggy's Corral, 4511 US Hwy 41 N., Palmetto

Peggy's Corral will host their Annual Wild Stock Party noon-6 p.m. Sept. 16 featuring live music by Bitter Sweet Band, Selective Memory Band, Doors of Perception, and the Kenny McGee Band. There will be raffles, contests, and a bike show. Information: 941-729-5442.

Get Down Downtown: Main Street, Bradenton

Get Down Downtown is 5-10 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Visitors can enjoy live music, arts and crafts. The event is free an open to the public. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the revitalization of downtown's merchants and culture. Information: 941-201-6228.

"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. Sept. 20. 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. SEPT. 21 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.

Dewalt Guaranteed Tough Invitational Bull Riders Competition: Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa

The Professional Bull Riders announce the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22. Fans will witness the top 35 riders in the world in thrilling 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks throughout the adrenaline-soaked performances and competitions. Tickets: $10-$100. Information: 813-301-6900 or visit www.pbr.com.

Arts and Crafts at Mixon's: Groveside Market at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton

An Arts and Crafts market, featuring some antiques and homemade American products will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22 and every fourth Saturday of the month through September. Information: 941-748-5829 or visit www.mixon.com.

S/ART/Q Fourth Annual Print Party: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota

S/ART/Q announces its fourth annual "Print Party, 5-10 p.m. Sept. 22 and noon-4 p.m. Sept. 23 featuring live screen printing by local artists, music, activities for children, numerous food vendors, and much more. Visitors may bring their own clothing items or anything that can lie flat under the screen and will accept ink, such as pillow cases and T-shirts. Each print is $5. There will be blank T-shirts on hand for purchase. Information: www.sartq.com.

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": At Fruitville Road and Central Avenue, Sarasota

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 28 and every fourth 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.

Progressive Tampa Boat Show: Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin St., Tampa

The 2012 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 28-30 featuring the marine industry's newest boats and marine accessories for sale and aquatic attractions for all ages. There will be interactive features for families and boaters of all levels, scuba lessons for anyone ages 10 and older, and complimentary boating courses and Fred's Shed DIY seminars and interactive learning center classes for free professional advice and hands-on clinics on boat maintenance, repair and upgrade techniques. Tickets; $12 adults, youths ages 15 and younger are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Information: 941-441-3220 or visit tampaboatshow.com.

Artwalk: Village of the Arts, 12th Street West and Ninth Avenue, Bradenton

The Village of the Arts ArtWalks are 6-9:30 p.m. DATE and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. DATE. Galleries and shops will be open for business with extended hours. Information: 941-747-8056 or e-mail: villageofthearts@gmail.com.

First Fridays Car & Bike Show: Slick's Garage, 923 Fifth St. W., Palmetto

Slick's Garage hosts a First Fridays Car & Bike Show and community party 5-11 p.m. the first Friday of each month. The event features live music, food and drink vendors, children's entertainment, charity auctions and more. Information: 941-776-7298.

Get Down Downtown: Main Street, Bradenton

Get Down Downtown is 5-10 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Visitors can enjoy live music, arts and crafts. The event is free an open to the public. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the revitalization of downtown's merchants and culture. Information: 941-201-6228.

Mainly Art: Main Street, Bradenton

Mainly Art is a monthly downtown arts and craft market. Every third Saturday, Mainly Art will host dozens of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations. Art, crafts, live music, and food will all be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fourth Avenue West, where it connects to the weekly Bradenton Farmers Market on Main Street. Downtown parking is free on weekends, and dogs on leashes are welcome. Information: email MainlyArt@RealizeBradenton.com or go to www.BradentonFarmersMarket.com.

Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. every first Friday of the month featuring live music. Beer, wine and food sales benefit the Sarasota Film Society. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. Information: 941-907-9243 or visit www.mainstreetatlakewoodranch.com.

Ringling by the Bay "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 and live music by the ----- 5-8 p.m. ----- at the "Ringling by the Bay" event. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.

Art and a Movie: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

The program Art and a Movie: "Modern Life," combines a self-directed gallery tour followed by a film and discussion of themes shared by the art and the film 7 p.m. Aug. 23. Admission is included with Art after 5. Free for museum members. Information: 941-359-5700.

BINGO

American Legion Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton

Bingo, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Public welcome. Information: 941-794-3489.

Bradenton Tropical Palms: 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton

Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, except for Aug. 22, 29 and Sept. 5 due to Hall renovations. New progressive game. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Information: 941-580-5044.

Casa Loma Mobile Home Park Clubhouse: 105 52nd Ave. E., Bradenton

Bingo, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Licensed food vendor available. Information: 941-761-7788.

Tideview Estates Mobile Home Park Clubhouse: 4214 11th St. Court E. (off U.S. 301 N.), Ellenton

Bingo, doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-722-2557.

VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 420 67th St. W., Bradenton

Bingo, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-6394.

DANCES

Bradenton Woman's Club: 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

Dance to live music 8-11 p.m. Fridays. Cost is $8. Lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. Open to the public. Singles are welcome. BYOB, sodas available. Smoke-free facility. Proceeds will benefit renovation of the clubhouse, built in 1921. Information: 941-773-0177 or www.bradentonwomansclub.com.

Bella Danza Dance and Ballroom: 5702 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

Friday group lessons are 7-8 p.m. Cost: $7.50. Friday Social Dance is 8-10 p.m. Cost: $7.50. Complimentary beverages and snacks. Information: 941-465-1031.

Adult Singles Club of Sarasota/Manatee Counties: Payne Park Auditorium, 2100 E. Laurel St.

Dance with live bands, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays; $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Public is welcome. Information: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.

Sara Dance Center: 5000 Fruitville Road, Sarasota

"Fugi's Lounge," 8-10:30 p.m. Sept. 1; $15. Ballroom dancing lessons 7-8 p.m. and general dancing 8-10 p.m. Mondays. No partners necessary. Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Call for complete schedule 941-685-7026.

FARMERS MARKETS

Farmer's Market at San Marco Plaza: 8215 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch

The San Marco Plaza Farmer's Market is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays featuring products from more than 25 local farms and vendors, including fresh produce, fresh seafood, cut flowers, coffees, pottery, herbs and much more. Information: 941-799-4213.

Sarasota farmers market: Lemon Avenue at the intersection of Main Street, Sarasota

Fresh produce, plants, coffee, crafts, food and more are available 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-951-2656.

FLEA MARKETS

Enterprise Flea Market: 2408 U.S. 301, Palmetto

Indoor flea market featuring new and used items, furniture, household items, collectibles, antiques, pet cages, home medical equipment, a large selection of DVD/VHS and more. Merchandise added daily. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Information: 941-723-9424.

Red Barn Flea Market and Plaza: 1707 First St. E., Bradenton

Features more than 600 booths, farm-fresh produce, plants, antiques, new and used merchandise, jewelry and two food courts. Parking and admission are free. Hours (entire market) 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Plaza area retail stores open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Information: 941-747-3794.

SOCIAL CLUBS

American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton

Caribbean Island Night with the Ciceron Brothers, Steel Drums, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 31. Old-fashioned dance party with the Bob Dewart Band featuring Eddie Tobin 2-5 p.m. Sundays. Burgers and dogs 5-6 p.m. and bingo 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Ballroom dancing with music by Tanya and Matt, door prizes, free snacks and a cash bar 7-10 p.m., Wednesdays; $7. Lunch in the lounge, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (public welcome). Information: 941-794-3489.

American Legion Post 312: 1610 67th Ave. E., Oneco

Bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; dinner 5-7 p.m. and music 7-11 p.m. Fridays; hamburgers and hot dogs 1-5 p.m., music 3-7 p.m. Saturdays; and breakfast 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and bingo 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-758-6616.

American Legion Post 325: 3420 U.S. 301, Ellenton

Karaoke with Benny, 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Ladies Auxiliary dinner 5 p.m., with music by Jesse James at 7 p.m. Aug. 18. Hot dogs on Wednesdays. Feather Your Nest 1 p.m., hamburgers 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-981-3819.

AmVets Post 301: 2443 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton

Tacos, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Cheeseburger night, 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Karaoke on Friday nights. Music 5-8 p.m. Sundays. Back arcade open daily. Information: 941-722-0393.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18: 111 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton

Enjoy music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. Karaoke first Saturday of every month. Bar Bingo 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-755-5425.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Chapter 3171: 5831 15th St. E., Bradenton

Breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. and euchre at 1:30 p.m. Sundays; euchre at 7:30 p.m. Mondays; spaghetti dinner 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays; and bingo 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month. Information: 941-756-2113.

North Manatee American Legion Post 309: 2419 Bayshore Road, Palmetto

Bingo, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Soft-tip darts 8 p.m. Thursdays. Feather your nest 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-722-8689.

VFW Post 2488: 810 Sixth St. W., Palmetto

Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Fridays. Karaoke with Bob Dunn, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Fish fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-722-9588.

VFW Post 9226: 3511 12th St. E., Ellenton

Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bar poker 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Ladies Auxiliary Feather Your Nest 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays. Information: 941-729-8535.

VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 10141 67th St. W., Bradenton

Burgers, hot dogs, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Home-cooked dinner, 5 p.m. Mondays. Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Dinner 5-7 p.m. Monday. Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays. Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-794-6394.

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