Today's best bets: Jan. 11

January 11, 2013 

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

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Jan. 11 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

"Brews and Bites": Tampa Convention Center, Sail Pavilion, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa

Sail Pavilion's "Brews and Bites," will be 6-10 p.m. Jan. 11 featuring a fleet of area food trucks, live entertainment buy local musicians, and prize drawings. Information: 813-274-8511 or visit

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

The South Florida Museum celebrates the films of 1948 commemorating the museum's 65th anniversary with the following movies: "Treasures of the Sierra Madre," Jan. 11, "Rope," Jan. 18, "Hamlet," Jan. 25, "The Red Shoes," Feb. 1, "I Remember Mama," Feb. 8, "A Foreign Affair," Feb. 15, "Force of Evil," Feb. 22, "The Lady from Shanghai," March 8, "Oliver Twist," March 15, and "Easter Parade," March 22. All movie times are 6 p.m. Tickets: $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or visit

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. Jan. 11-13 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

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