Weekend calendar: May 2-8

May 2, 2013 

CALENDAR

FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE

"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. May 2. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.

"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 May 2 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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

West Marine Nautical Expo and Second Annual Manatee Children's Services Band Slam Musical Event: Regatta Point Marina, 1005 Riverside Dr., Palmetto

Join taking a stand against abuse of children within the community at the West Marine Nautical Expo and Second Annual Manatee Children's Services Band Slam Musical Event 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4-5 featuring a powerboat and sailboat show, nautical market, boating demo rides, boating seminars, fishing stations, a wide variety of marine outfitters, suppliers, services and other exhibitors and children events, including fishing lessons. Live entertainment will be provided by No Vacancy, a "kid" rock band, 10:15 a.m., Blue Mason Barter Company 11 a.m., One Night Rodeo with Kim Betts at noon, Sher Nadelman 1:15 p.m., Collaboration 2 p.m., FUSE 3 p.m., The Kara Nally Band 4 p.m., The Lauren Mitchell Band 5 p.m., Saturday and The Tracks teen rock band, 10 a.m., Julie and Geno Marino with Greg "the fiddler" Holt 10:45 a.m., Melanie Massell and Company 11:45 a.m., Twinkle 12:45 p.m., Sudie and CCL Band 1:15 p.m., Lady Katt and the Howlin' Doggs 2 p.m., Deja Vu 3 p.m., Come Back Alice 4 p.m., The Matthew Facciola Band 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds will benefit Manatee Children's Services. Information: Gina Spicer at 941-504-5208 or Phil Atkinson at 941-729-6021 or www.TheNauticalExpo.com.

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. 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.

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.

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 "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.

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 "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.

"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.

COMING SOON

Ortygia Restaurant: 1418 13th St. W., Bradenton

Come and experience a funky, fabulous and fun evening at Ortygia 6-9 p.m. May 10 featuring live music by Rebecca Bird and Mark Skey. The restaurant will offer menu and drink specials. Limited seating. Cost: $45. Reservations: 941-741-8646.

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

Sail Pavilion will be hosting a monthly "Brews and Bites" Food Truck Rally 6-10 p.m. May 10, a rolling celebration of food and fun. The event will feature a craft beers, a fleet of area food trucks, and live entertainment from local musicians at the venue's unique waterfront bar. Information: 813-373-1193.

"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.

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: "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.

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.

"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. May 24 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.

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. May 25 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.

Wonderful Water Lily Festival: Colonial Oaks Park, 5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd., Sarasota

The Wonderful Water Lily Festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27 featuring blooming aquatic plants, specialty ferns, and much more. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-378-9146.

BINGO

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.

DANCES

Westcoast Woman's Club: H2U Facility, 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton

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.

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 MARKETS

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.

FLEA MARKETS

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.

SOCIAL CLUBS

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: Taylor and Taylor, 7 p.m. May 3. 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, May 11 and 25. 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. Men's AUxiliary Ham Dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. withmusic by Mumbo Jumbo 6-9 p.m. May 11. 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

"Full Cirlce" with Sal, 7 p.m. May 4. Sunday breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon. TC and The Troublemakers, 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday. Monday night dinner, 5-7 p.m. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. Fridays. New menu, bar food served 11-7 p.m. daily. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.

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