Today's best bets Nov. 11

November 11, 2012 

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 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

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 through 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:

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. 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

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. 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.

Annual 21st Ribfest: Vinoy Park, Bayshore Dr. N.E., St. Petersburg

The Annual 21st Ribfest will be Nov. 11 with gates open 11 a.m. 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 Matt Stillwell, Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry and many more. Admission: $16 advance-cash only, $20 at gate; free for children ages 12 and younger. Information: 727-528-3828 or visit

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