Things to do: Sept. 13-19

September 13, 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: "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.

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:

Ballet: "Giselle," from the historic Marinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2 p.m. Sept. 16, encore performance, 7 p.m. Sept. 18.

Ballet: "Move to Move," from The Netherlands Dance Theatre, 2 p.m. Sept. 23, encore performance 7 p.m. Sept. 25.

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

Ballet: Bolshoi Ballet's "La Sylphide," Moscow, Russia, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, encore performance 7 p.m. Oct. 9.

Opera: "L'Italiana in Algeri," from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy, 2 p.m. Oct. 14, encore performance 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

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. 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.

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

American Legion Post 24 will host a dinner comedy show with comedian Robin Savage and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. The event includes a pot roast dinner 5-7 p.m. Tickets: $20 single, $35 couple. Information: 941-209-2212.

Peggy's Corral Annual Wild Stock: Peggy's Corral, 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto

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

ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St., Bradenton

Trunk Show Tuesday "Dogs, Cats and Fish, Oh my!" 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18, featuring locally handcrafted items in all shapes and sizes and fun for all ages. Information: 941-748-2862.

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.

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.

"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. Oct. 5 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.

Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. Sept. 5 featuring live music by --------?. 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.

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

The Village of the Arts ArtWalks are 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6. Galleries and shops will be open for business with extended hours. Information: 941-747-8056 or e-mail: villageofthearts@gmail.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.

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 beginner group lessons 6-7 p.m. Cost: $7.50. Friday group lessons 7-8 p.m. and social dance with complimentary beverage and snacks, 8-10 p.m. Cost: $7.50 each session. 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

Country Ladies Night with Lani C Band, Sept. 7. Classic Studebaker 50s/60s Doo Wop, Sept. 14. Dinner Comedy Show with Robin Savage and Friends, dinner at 5 p.m. show at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.; $20-$35. 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. Sept. 14. Spaghetti dinner 5 p.m., with music by Jesse James 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Hot dogs on Wednesdays. Feather Your Nest 1 p.m., hamburgers 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Mondays. 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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