There's a new player in the Village of the Arts.
And he wants to meet you.
Attendees are invited to join chef Jim Copening and Donna Slawsky for the grand opening of Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery in the heart of the Village of the Arts this Friday and Saturday.
There will be music, prizes and a $20 tasting buffet so you can meet the chef and his cuisine.
Details: Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 16-17, Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, 1114 12th Street W., Bradenton. Information: 941-201-6647.