FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
"Embracing Our Differences" Art Exhibit: Anthony T. Rossi Waterfront Park, 808 Third Ave. E., Bradenton
"Embracing Our Differences," an annual juried art exhibit will be on display through April 29 featuring billboard-sized images created by artists, writers and students from around the world reflecting their interpretation of the message, "enriching lives through diversity." Information: 941-323-1010 or visit www.embracingourdifferences.org.
"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. April 25. 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": At Fruitville Road and Central Avenue, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. April 26 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.
Events at Renaissance on 9th: Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
The Renaissance on 9th will host the following events:
n A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Food Bank of Manatee, 4-7 p.m. April 26. Food collection barrels will be on site for non-perishable food donations. Tickets: $10-$12 adults, $5 children ages 10 and younger. Reservations: 941-749-0100.
n Afternoon Variety Show "One More Time," 3-5 p.m. May 1, featuring Larry and Melissa Beahm, a musical comedy variety duo providing music and tasteful humor for boomers and seniors. Beer, wine and light appetizers will be available for purchase. Tickets: $5.
Reservations for all events are required. Information: 941-749-0100.
Film Fridays Series "They Came From Outer Space": South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
The South Florida Museum will host the Film Fridays Series "They Came From Outer Space," featuring the history of space invaders on film and includes the following titles: "The War of the Worlds" April 26, "It: The Terror From Beyond Space" May 10, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" May 17, "Little Shop of Horrors" May 24, "The Blob" May 31, "Contact" June 7, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" June 14, "District 9" June 21, and "Attack the Block" June 28. No movie May 3. All film screenings are at 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 general admission, $3 museum members. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Information: 941-746-4131 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.
Summer Antiques, Arts and Crafts Fair: Mixon Fruit Farm. 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton
Mixon Fruit Farms will host a Summer Antiques, Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27 and every fourth Saturday of the month through September. The event will feature various artists, collectors and antique dealers and vendors. Visitors will be able to tour the groves by tram and the wildlife rescue preseve. Information: 941-748-5829.
"A Tribute to Pine Valley," an All My Children Reunion: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota
"A Tribute to Pine Valley," a unique live fan tribute event will visit the Sarasota Opera House 7 p.m. April 27. Fans can expect up close and personal interaction with their favorite stars, audience interaction, lively question and answer sessions, behind the scenes stories and secrets, trivia, photos and autograph signings. The evening will conclude with a highly emotional walk down memory lane where fans relive moments of joy, sorrow, tragedy and triumph from 41 years of the beloved soap opera. Participating All My Children cast members include Walt Willey (Jackson), Vincent Irizarry (David), Darnell Williams (Jesse), Debbi Morgan (Angie), Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and Jacob Young (JR). Tickets: show 7-9 p.m.: $55-$95, post show autograph and photo session: $95. Information: 866-364-0330 or www.tributetopinevalley.com.
DeSoto Pre-Parade Party: Trinity United Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
The community is invited to a free party preceding the DeSoto Heritage Festival Grand Parade, 4-6 p.m. April 27. The party will feature bounce houses, face painting, food and music, The church, directly on the parade route, will offer reserved parade seating for purchase. Proceeds will help fund youth camp scholarships. Information: 941- 747-3704 or www.TrinityBradenton.com.
DeSoto Heritage Festival Grand Parade: various locations, Bradenton
Ranked as one of the largest and most prestigious parades in the South, the dazzling and exciting DeSoto Heritage Festival Grand Parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 10 p.m. April 27. The parade, featuring more than 150 illuminated parade floats and vessels, lighting up the night with color music and fanfare will start at Manatee High School, goes west on Ninth Avenue, north along 39th Street West to Manatee Avenue and turning east toward downtown Bradenton and Ninth Street West. The event is free. Information: 941-747-1998 or www.desotohq.com.
"Painting in the Park": Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. NE., St. Petersburg
Unleash your inner Monet outside in the park at the annual "Painting in the Park," hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts 1-4 p.m. April 28. The event will be held on the north lawn at the museum and features unique methods of painting with hands-on activities for everyone, including giant-box painting, kite-flying, tricycle mural, and more. Painting in the Park is free, admission to the museum is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors ages 65 and older, $10 for students ages 7 and older, including students with current ID. Children ages 7 and younger and museum members are admitted free. Information: 727-896-267 or www.fine-arts.org.
Skating for a Cause: Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby: Astro Skate and Fun Center, 3611 Third St. W., Bradenton
The Bradentucky Bombers, Manatee County's flat track women's roller derby team will skate against the Fort Myers Derby Girls 7 p.m. April 28. Tailgating will be at 6 p.m. and an after-party at the Lost Kangaroo in downtown Bradenton will be 9:15 p.m. For this game, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch. Bring a chair. Track inside seating is available on a first come, first serve basis for persons ages 18 and older. Tickets: $10-$12. Information: 941-713-0426.
Tampa Theatre "Family Favorites": 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Tampa Theatre will present "Family Favorites," a classic movie series for children who will get the chance to see some of their parents most beloved childhood films on the big screen, including "Annie" April 28, "The Muppet Movie" May 5, "The Neverending Story" May 12, "E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial" May 19. All movie times are 2 p.m. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 children and Tampa Theatre members. Information: 813-274-8981 or www.TampaTheatre.org.
Riverwalk events: Riverwalk on the Manatee River, Bradenton
Art in the Park: live demonstrations and art jam sessions, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays in the Mosaic Amphitheater.
For a full schedule of events, hours and admission prices, call 941-840-0113.
Coquina Beach Market: 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach
Come and stroll the last Beach Market of the season at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28 featuring fresh produce including organic produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, scarves, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and live music by area favorite, Larry Wilhelm. The market does not allow any dogs at Coquina Beach. The market is stroller, walker and wheelchair accessible. For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941-518-4431.
Special film screenings: 5125 26th St. E., Bradenton
The "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema," is a continuing series from some of the famous opera and ballet houses in Europe and productions from the restored Elizabethan playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Opera: "Il Trovatore," Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain, 2 p.m. April 28, encore performance 7 p.m. April 30. Ballet: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Royal Ballet, London, 2 p.m. May 5, encore performance 7 p.m. May 7. Opera: "Nabucco," Royal Opera House, London, 2 p.m. May 12, encore performance 7 p.m. May 14. Ballet: "Giselle," Royal Ballet, London, 2 p.m. May 19, encore performance 7 p.m. May 21. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $15. Information: 941-752-3796.
Monday Night Movies at the Ringling: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Monday Night Movies featuring an exceptional series of movies, including "Good Will Hunting" April 29, "The Big Lebowski" May 6, "Being John Malkovich" May 13, "American Beauty" May 20. All movie times are at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7. Information: 941-358-3180 or visit www.ringling.org.
"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. May 3 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.
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. May 3 featuring live music by Big Night Out. Beer, wine and food sales benefit the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund. 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.
Film screening "FLOW: For Love of Water": South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
The museum will host a special screening of "FLOW: For Love of Water," 6 p.m. May 3. The award-winning documentary is an investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century. FLOW gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies. Tickets: $5 general admission, $3 members. Information: 941-746-4131.
First Fridays Artwalk "Cinco de Mayo": Village of the Arts, 12th St. W. and Ninth Ave., Bradenton
The Village of the Arts will have First Friday Artwalks 6-9:30 p.m. May 3 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4 and commemorate the Cinco de Mayo celebration with the annual Salsa Tasting Contest throughout the Village. Galleries and shops will be open for business with extended hours. Information: 941-747-8056 or visit www.villageofthearts.com.
Anna Maria Benefit "Great American Music Event": Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Dr., Anna Maria Island
The "Great American Music Event," a three-day musical festival to raise funds for the advanced therapy for traumatic brain injury suffered by Georgia-Rose Gibbons, will be 5-10 p.m. May 3, 2:30-10 p.m. May 4 and 11:30-7 p.m. May 5. There will be a variety of musical artists covering musical styles from rock and roll to country, blues and Zydeco and activities for children and food and beverage vendors. Information: 941-527-5018.
Inaugural "Rockin' the Midway at the Funshine Music Festival": Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US 301, Tampa
Bring the family to the inaugural "Rockin' the Midway at the Funshine Music Festival 4 p.m.-midnight May 3, 11 a.m.-midnight May 4 and 11 a.m. 10 p.m. May 5. The event features more than 30 acts spread over six stages and more than 60 state of the art thrill rides and attractions, including helicopter rides in the original Bat Copter from the Batman TV show, sky rides, and a zip line. There will be many kid friendly rides including a Carousel, Wacky Worm Roller Coaster, Lolly Swings and more. Live music will be performed by Phillip Phillips, Train, Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Good Old War, Youngblood Hawke, Dead Confederate, Roadkill Ghost Choir, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted Nugent, New Found Glory, Chris Carrabba, We The Kings, Bad Books, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, The Weeks, Pitbull Toddler, Hell's Bells, Tallhart, Gary Allan, Kix Brooks, The Wallflowers, Josh Thompson, The Lone Bellow, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Sticky Fingers, and Yesterday. General admission: $25 daily, $65 3-day pass, $15 children ages 6-11, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Concert seating tickets are $60 May 3, $55 May 4, and $45 May 5. For a full schedule and stage locations for all acts call 800-745-3000 or www.floridastatefair.com.
Magician Variety Show: Sunny Shores Community Center, 3827 116th St. W., Bradenton
Chandler and Dan Tong, the magician "dream team," will present their Mind Illusions and jaw dropping magic with a brand new 7 p.m. May 4. Tickets: $15. Reservations and information: 941-705-9244.
Braden River Music Festival and Gumbo Cook Off: Linger Lodge, 7205 85th St. Ct. E., Bradenton
Bluegrass, Americana, Roots, and Country music will all be featured at the Braden River Music Festival and Gumbo Cook Off 10 a.m.-10 p.m. May 4. Participating performing artists and bands will include Hwy 41 South, Generations, Mitch Lind and The Lagerheads, Gamble Creek, Roy Schneider, and The Schmitz Brothers. The Gumbo cook off tasting is included in the price of admission. Tickets: $15. Information: 941-755-2757 or www.southwestfloridabluegrass.com.
Food and Wine on Pine: Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island
The third annual Food and Wine on Pine will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4 featuring unique food selections offered by over 25 locally-owned, independent restaurants, a variety of wines and craft beers, and live music by local bands and artists performing jazz, folk, reggae, bluegrass, classical, blues, in addition to acoustic guitar, percussions, wind instruments and a bag pipe performance. The event includes artwork by various artists, art demonstrations, chalk art, minstrels and a children's interactive activity area and a special student art exhibit. Entrance to the event is free with wine glasses and plates available for purchase for $3, food and beverage tickets are $1 each. Proceeds will benefit local art and children's charities. Information: 941-778-8705 or www.foodandwineonpine.com.
Flea Market and Collectibles Fair: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
A monthly Flea Market and Collectibles Fair will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5. The event will feature antiques, collectibles, books, jewelry, discount postage, sharks' teeth and so much more! Over 50 vendors display their items for sale. Admission: $6. Information: 941-366-7761.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg
Cinco de Mayo, a Latin American celebration will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 5 featuring live music by Son Salvaje, O Som Do Jazz, Orquesta Infinidad, Orquesta Sol Caribe and many more. There will be gourmet food trucks, including the 2012 and 2013 Cuban Sandwich Festival Winner Michelle Faedo's On the Go, along with tasty treats from street vendors and area restaurants, Latin dance group lessons, a car show, monster trucks and much more. Tickets: $10-$13, children ages 11 and younger are admitted free. VIP tickets are $50 and include food, drinks and preferred seating close to the stage. Information: 800-514-3849 or www.latinamericancelebration.com.
Sustainable Shindig: Bradenton Riverwalk, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton
The fourth annual Sustainable Shindig will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5. The festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face, all in a fun environment with music, food and various sustainable educational and business booths. The event is free and open to the public. Information: www.downtownbradenton.com.
"Think and Drink, Science": South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
Think and Drink, Science will present "Keeping Florida Beautiful: Pictures and Practice," 7 p.m. May 8, a discussion on the importance of water, with special guests photographer Lynne Buchanan and environmental attorney Justin Bloom. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations: 941-746-4131.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Burns Square, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. May 10 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.
Food Truck Madness at MOSI After Dark: Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa
The Museum of Science and Industry will host a food truck event featuring some of Tampa's biggest and best food trucks as part of their MOSI After Dark event series 6-10 p.m. May 10. Attendees will have the opportunity to try food from the area's coolest food trucks and enjoy great games and music. Admission to Food Truck Madness is free, Additional fees apply for the blockbuster exhibit "Sea Monsters Revealed," Sky Trail attractions, IMAX movies and MOSI general exhibits. Information: 813-987-6000 or www.mosi.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. May 10-12 featuring dealers offering some of the finest gem, jewelry and bead collections for sale in the United States. Tickets: $4. Information: 941- 954-4165.
Mother's Day Garden Tour: Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton
The Manatee River Garden Club will host a Mother's Day Garden Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11 featuring five Bradenton gardens open for self-guided tours. At the clubhouse visitors can enjoy a plant sale, boutique and vendors. Lunch will be available. Tour tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of tour. Information: 941-721-8376.
Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton
Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. May 16 featuring live music, and 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. May 17 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.
TNA Impact Wrestling: USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa
TNA Impact Wrestling, the world's most innovative experience in professional wrestling, will be 7 p.m. May 23, featuring the immortal Hulk Hogan, Sting, Bully Ray, Brooke Hogan, Kurt Angle, Velvet Sky, Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, and many more in action. Tickets: $17.50-$127.50. Information: 800-745-3000 or www.sundomearena.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. 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.
Westcoast Woman's Club: H2U Facility, 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton
The West Coast Woman's Club will host "Let's Dance!" a social dance 7-10 p.m. April 27 with live music by Ellsworth and Company. Dance lessons will be offered 6:30-7 p.m. at no additional charge. Light snacks will be provided. Sodas and water are available for purchase. B.Y.O.B. Admission: $10 donation. All proceeds will benefit charities throughout Manatee County. Information: 941-447-8238.
Bayshore Recreation Center: 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton
A senior dance will be held 10 a.m.-noon Fridays through April. 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: $8. Friday group lessons 7-8 p.m. and social dance with complimentary beverage and snacks, 8-10 p.m. Cost: $8 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. Information: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.
Sahib Shrine: 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota
Big Band dances at the Sahib Shrine are 5-7 p.m. May 2 and each first and third Thursday of the month through April. Information: 941-366-4449.
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
Bingo, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke with Frank Allen, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Dance: Gumbo Boogie Band, 7 p.m. April 26. 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.
Marine Corps League Detachment 588: 5225 26th St. W., Bradenton
Karaoke, April 27 and May 11. All past and present military personnel and their guests to the Bunker Bar for fellowship, camaraderie, entertainment, and refreshments. Bar hours: 2-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Information: 941-301-4598.
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. and Thirsty Thursdays: beer and hotdog specials. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays; $7. Ladies Auxiliary Pork Loin Dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m., music by Bodie Valdez 6-9 p.m. April 27. All-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11 a.m., bar poker 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Ladies Auxiliary Feather Your Nest 4:30-6:30 p.m.; $2 crockpot meal Mondays. Information: 941-729-8535.
VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Fish Fry Fridays, 5-7 p.m. April 26. Karaoke with Jim and Pauline, 7-10 p.m. April 27. Sunday breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon. TC and The Troublemakers, 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday. Monday night dinner, 5-7 p.m. Thursday night burgers, hot dogs, sausage, 5-6:30 p.m. and bingo at 6:30 p.m. New menu, bar food served until 7 p.m. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.