FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
Riverwalk on the Manatee River, Bradenton
The following events will take place at or around the newly opened Riverwalk in the month of October:
n Drum Circle, interactive drumming for all ages, 5-6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18 at the Regatta Plaza.
n Yoga in the Park with instructor Preston Whaley Jr., 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 1 in the Outdoor Living Rooms area.
n Music in the Park: The Jake Castro Band, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Amphitheater.
n ArtSlam at the River, noon-10 p.m. Nov. 10, in the Pavilion and Event area.
n Riverwalk Open Air Painting, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 15, at the Pavilion.
n Music in the Park: Have Gun Will Travel, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8, at the Amphitheater.
n Reels at Rossi Movie: "The Last Waltz, 7 p.m. or dark Nov. 16, in the Pavilion and Event area.
For a full schedule of events, hours and admission prices, call 941-840-0113 or visit.
"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. Nov. 8. 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": Burns Square, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9 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.
Shakespeare for all "Macbeth": Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota
The Asolo Repertory Theatre will present its New Stages Tour, an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, of "Macbeth," 8 p.m. Nov. 9. The show is designed to appeal to a younger audience, but is suitable for all ages. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, free to children ages 12 and younger. The performance will take place outdoors in the courtyard and patrons are invited to bring a picnic. Information: 941-894-6469 or visit www.wslr.org.
Gem and Jewelry Show: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
A Gem and Jewelry Show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9-11 featuring national, regional and local dealers presenting some of the finest gem, jewelry and bead collections for sale. Admission: $4. Information: 941-954-4165 or visit www.auditorium.sarasotagov.com.
Annual 21st Ribfest: Vinoy Park, Bayshore Dr. N.E., St. Petersburg
The Annual 21st Ribfest will be Nov. 9-11 with gates open 11 a.m. daily. The event features national, international, regional and local ribmasters offering St. Louis style ribs. Beyond ribs there will be family fun zone, a kid's cafe with $2 items, a 20-foot dual slide, obstacle course and glow golf, a BMX Action Sports Stunt Team show, the Full Throttle Magazine Motorcycle Show, a classic car and truck show 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, and live music by Come Back Alice, Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang, Sheri, Santana original lead singer, Gregg Rolie, Connor Christian, Heart, Matt Stillwell, Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry, SoulRCoaster, and many more. Admission: $16 advance-cash only, $20 at gate; free for children ages 12 and younger. Information: 727-528-3828 or visit www.ribfest.org.
Sarasota Film Society 2012 Cine-World Film Festival: multiple locations
Sarasota Film Society has announced the schedule of films for its 23rd annual Cine-World Film Festival which will take place Nov. 9-Nov. 19, featuring a wide range of quality films from all over the globe, including movies from the USA, Israel, Germany, Australia, South Korea, France, the United Kingdom, Chile, Brazil and more. The line up includes "Quartet," 'Silver Linings Playbook," "The Fitzgerald Family," "Christmas," "Head Games," and "Amour." Screenings will be held at Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Lane, Sarasota, and special screenings at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, 10715 Rodeo Dr. #8, Lakewood Ranch. Tickets: $8.50 members, $11 nonmembers. Multiple film passes are available. Information: www.filmsociety.org.
Film Fridays at the South Florida Museum: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
South Florida Museum celebrates the music and personalities of the American Blues movement in conjunction with the first annual Bradenton Blues Festival with the "The Blues Downtown" film series including: "Lady Sings the Blues," Nov. 9, "Schultze Gets the Blues," Nov. 16, "Leadbelly," Nov. 30, "Ray," Dec. 7. A special holiday screening of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," will be Dec. 14. All screenings are at 6 p.m. No film screenings Nov. 2 and Nov. 23. 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. 27.
Anna Maria Island ArtsHOP and Butterfly Garden Arts and Crafts Fair: Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street and Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach
The Anna Maria Island ArtsHOP will be 2-8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11 featuring galleries open with extended hours, performance of Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap," 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Island Players, Butterfly Garden Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday-Sunday, popular light classic songs and music by the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, performances by Patchouli throughout the festival, prize drawings and food and refreshments vendors. Admission and parking are free. For a full schedule of events, call 352-344-0657 or visit www.tntevents.com.
Cortez School House Centennial: 4415 119th St. W, Bradenton
The Cortez School House will celebrate its 100 years anniversary 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10. There will be craft vendors, kids activity stations, special exhibits, custom stamp cancellation, live music by Dawg Peter Pat, Myakka, Rick Quimby and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-708-6120.
Anna Maria Island Privateers' Thieves Market: Coquina Beach, 2603 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' Thieves Market will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 featuring a bake sale, housewares, tools, jewelry, antiques, fresh produce, collectibles, toys and much more for sale. Look for the pirate ship "Scullywag" with Privateers selling grilled burgers and hot dogs. Food from Big John's Famous Texas Barbecue is also available for purchase. Information: 941-798-9266 or visit www.amiprivateers.org.
Fourth annual Scottish St. Andrew's Festival: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
The Fourth Annual Scottish St. Andrew's Festival will be 6 p.m. Nov. 10 featuring Scottish beer and Scotch samplings, beer, wine, and food tents, live music by the Billy Rice Band and the Jacobites Scottish Bagpipe Band, facepainting, rock climbing, bounce houses, pictures with Santa, and much more. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-447-0573.
St. Armands 24th annual Fall Festival: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota
The St. Armands 24th Annual Fall Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10-11 featuring over 200 of the nation's leading artists as well as top local and regional talent. A vast array of original, handmade art, will be on display and for sale including paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, mixed media and ceramics. Information: 561-746-6615 or visit www.artfestival.com.
2012 Sarasota Medieval Fair: Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
The 2012 Sarasota Medieval Fair will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and 17-18 featuring the majesty and madness of knights, jesters, minstrels, belly dancers, wenches, and sword swingers. Watch the full contact joust and human combat chess tournaments, ride rides and play games, feast on turkey legs and hearty ales form the English pubs and enjoy Celtic music and the new artisan marketplace with over 100 shops, food, and snack booths, and step into adventure with this year's "Irish vs. Irish, Battle of Glenn Mama" theme. Tickets: $16.95 adults, $14.95 seniors/students/active military, $8.95 children, children ages 4 and younger are admitted free. Information: 1-888-303-3247 or visit www.sarasotamedievalfair.com.
Veterans' Day Parade and Ceremony: Main Street and Osprey Avenue, Sarasota
The City of Sarasota in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee will host the annual Veterans Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a ceremony at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The theme for the ceremony is "For Those Who Serve," with keynote speaker Tuskegee Airman George E. Hardy Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.). Information: Jan Thornburg at 941-954-2613.
Royal Palm 20 "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema" and London Globe Theatre Shakespeare "Globe on the Big Screen" broadcasts: 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 and productions from the restored Elizabethan playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. All broadcasts are presented in high definition video live via satellite and include:
Shakespeare's Globe on the Big Screen: "Dr. Faustus," 7 p.m. Nov. 8, encore performance, 7 p.m. Nov. 13; $12.50.
Opera: "Siegfried," from the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, encore performance 7 p.m. Nov. 13.
Opera: "The Marriage of Figaro," from the Royal Opera House, London, England, 2 p.m. Nov. 18, encore performance 7 p.m. Nov. 20.
Ballet: An Evening with Kilyan, Inger, and Walerski, from the Netherlands Dance Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2 p.m. Nov. 25, encore performance 7 p.m. Nov. 27.
Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter, from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, Russia, 2 p.m. Dec. 2, encore performance 7 p.m. Dec. 4.
Opera: "La Cenerentola," a film by Andea Anderman, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, encore presentation 7 p.m. Dec. 18.
Ballet: "The Nutcracker," from the Royal Ballet, London, England, 2 p.m. Dec. 23.
Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $15. Information: 941-752-3796.
Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton
Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. Nov. 15 featuring live music by the Apple Butter Band, 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.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. NOV. 16 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.
Sidewalk Astronomy: Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota
The local group of Deep Sky Observers, a Manatee/Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, will offer the public a chance to view spectacular celestial sights through their high-powered telescopes 7:30-10 p.m. Nov. 17, weather permitting. Participants will be treated to up-close views of the moon and other celestial objects as they become visible throughout the evening. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 342-9632.
"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. Nov. 23 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.
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.
Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7 featuring live music by the Shotgun Justice. Beer, wine and food sales benefit Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy. 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. Dec. 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.
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.
Boots and BBQ Dinner Dance: Senior Enrichment Center at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
The Senior Enrichment Center at Renaissance on 9th will host a "Boots and BBQ Dinner Dance, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 featuring a BBQ buffet and line dancing led by Line Dance Instructor, Georgine Gooding. Cost: $15 members, $17 nonmembers. Reservations and information: 941-749-0100.
Bayshore Recreation Center: 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton
A senior dance will be held 10 a.m.-noon Fridays through April. Music will be provided by Ernie Litz. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Admission: $4. Information: 941-753-0313 or 941-756-9255.
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., Sarasota
Dance with live bands plus a DJ, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays; $8 members; $10 nonmembers. Complimentary snacks. BYOB. Information: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.
Sahib Shrine Center: 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota
Dance to the music of The Noblemen 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8. Tickets: $7. Proceeds will benefit Sahib Shrine activities. Information: 941-330-0109.
Sara Dance Center: 5000 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
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 Market at San Marco Plaza: 8215 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch
The San Marco Plaza Farmers 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.
Phillippi Farmhouse Market: 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
The Phillippi Farmhouse Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays featuring fruits and vegetables from local groves and farms including herbs, plants, cut flowers, prepared foods, seafood, ice cream, kettle corn, barbecue and multiple organic products. Local arts and craftsmen will be selling soaps and essential oils, organic treat for pets, fabric fantasies, books and much more. The midweek market runs through May 29. Information: 941-366-1323 or visit www.farmhousemarket.org.
Bradenton Farmers Market: Main Street, Bradenton
The downtown Bradenton Farmers Market is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays featuring locally grown produce, olive oil and bread, fresh seafood, prepared foods, organic products, arts and craft vendors, live music and cooking demonstrations. The market expands to welcome Mainly Art, a gathering of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their handmade goods. every third Saturday of the month. Information: 941-840-0017 or visit www.bradentonfarmersmarket.com.
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.
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.
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton
Old-fashioned dance party with the Bob Dewart Band featuring Eddie Tobin 2-5 p.m. Sundays. Burgers and dogs 5-6 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
Feather Your Nest 1 p.m., hamburgers 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Mondays. Hot dogs on Wednesdays. 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. Lunch 11-2 p.m. and all-you-can-eat fish fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Men's Auxiliary Pork Loin dinner 5-7 p.m. with music 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10. Veteran's Day Pig Roast 1 p.m., music by the Burghs 3 p.m. Nov. 11; $6 donation, free to 9226 Veteran members. 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.