Weekend calendar: July 18-24

July 18, 2013 

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"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. July 11. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.

Bridge Street Night Time Markets: along Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach

The Bridge Street Merchants will host weekly night markets 5-9 p.m. Saturdays in June and July. The market showcases area shops and restaurants, arts and crafts, live music and more. Information: MelissaEnders76@yahoo.com.

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota

"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. July 19 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.

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall opens up its waterfront terrace to beach chairs, local vendors, and the finest local entertainers with Friday Fest 6-9 p.m. July 19 featuring live music by Kettle of Fish. Bring a chair. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside beverages and coolers allowed. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-953-3368 or www.VanWezel.org.

"Gone Fishin' Social": Palmetto Historical Park and Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto

The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be holding a "Gone Fishin' Summer Social" 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20 featuring "fishy" activities and crafts including fish printing and "Fishing for a Prize," a mini fishing clinic by the North River Kiwanis Club, an exhibit of antique fishing tackle and the First Baptist Church of Palmetto will be running their train. All activities are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-721-2034.

"The Couple Conundrum" staged reading: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota

The staged reading of "The Couple Conundrum," will be 8:30 p.m. July 20. The audience will also enjoy a screening of the short film "Drowning" and the premiere of the new short film, "Resurrection!" Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door. Information: 941-587-6588.

Flea Market and Collectibles Fair: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

A Flea Market and Collectibles Fair will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20 and 10 a.m. 4 p.m. July 21 featuring antique books, collectibles, jewelry, discount postage, linens and much more. Admission: $2, children ages 11 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-954-4165, ext. 6.

Cool Art Show: The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg

The juried fine art and craft event "The Cool Art Show," will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20-21, featuring high caliber work from 80 local and statewide artists, and includes a wide variety of media such as wood, paint, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. Admission and parking is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 727-892-5202

Summer Classics Movie Series: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa

Tampa's favorite movie palace celebrates 100 years of film history from the Silent Era to unforgettable modern-day favorites, to include "Moulin Rouge" July 21, "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb" July 28, "Jaws" Aug. 4, "The General" Aug. 11, "Gone With The Wind" Aug. 18, "Casablanca" Aug. 24-25. All movie times are 3 p.m. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 Tampa Theatre members. Tickets for the silent movie "The General" with live accompaniment are $12 for adults, $10 for children, seniors, military and members. Information: 813-274-8287 or www.tampatheatre.org.

Carfest 2013: Gianni's N.Y. Style Pizza and River's Edge Liquor, 4925 S.R. 64 E., Bradenton

Bring the family to Carfest 2013 5-9 p.m. July 21 featuring various styles of classic cars, music and live entertainment by DJ Hurley, contests and door prizes. Rain date: July 28. Part of the proceeds will benefit Humane Society of Manatee County. Information: 941-896-9700.

"Music and Movies": Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

Realize Bradenton and the Manatee Players will host "Music and Movies," a free series featuring a cabaret followed by a classic movie on select Sundays. The series kicks off with The Wirebeaters and "Fried Green Tomatoes," July 21, followed by Eve Caballero and "Chicago," Aug. 18 and drag queen Beneva Fruitville and "The Birdcage," Sept. 15. Cabarets show times are 6 p.m., movies are 7 p.m. The Sept. 15 performance and movie is for mature audiences only. Box office: 941-748-5875.

"Summer Learning: Life on the River": Palmetto Historical Park and Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto

Take a dive into a world of fish, alligators, turtles, and herons with songs, games, stories and exciting hands-on exhibits during the Manatee County Natural Resources Department's "Summer Learning: Life on the River," 11 a.m.-noon July 24. Participants can peek inside a turtle shell, learn how to "talk" to alligators, hunt like a heron and more. The event is suitable for participants of all ages. Admission is free. Reservations are required. Information: 941- 721-2034.

COMING SOON

"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. July 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.

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. July 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.

Classic Car Nights: Clancy's Irish Sports Pub and Grill, 6218 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Classic car enthusiasts, car owners and the public are welcome at "Classic Car Night" 6 p.m. July 27 and every last Saturday of the month featuring a variety of classic cars, including hot rods, muscle cars, modified bikes, rat rods and fire trucks. Admission: free. Separate car for participants. Food an beverages are available for purchase. Information: 941-794-2489.

"Help Rescue Santa's Sleigh" Fund-raiser: Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach

The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a "Christmas in July" for all ages, along with the opportunity to Help Rescue Santa's Sleigh 5-9 p.m. July 27, featuring Santa arriving at 6 p.m. offering photo opportunities for everyone. There will be prize drawings, 50/50 and more. Pirates will be posted at the sleigh with Santa's Bag to accept donations. Bring a dish for the Christmas pot luck dinner. Information: 941-778-8565 or www.amiprivateers.org.

Bradenton Food Truck Rally: Cortez Plaza East, 617 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Food truck rallies will be 2-6 p.m. July 27, and Aug. 24, featuring 12 of the Tampa Bay Regions finest food trucks with additional entertainment for the family. Information: www.tampabayfoodtruckrally.com.

"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. Aug. 2 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.

Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. Aug. 2 featuring live music by Kettle of Fish. Beer, wine and food sales benefit The Players. 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.

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.

First Fridays Artwalk: 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. Aug. 2 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3. Galleries and shops will be open for business with extended hours. Information: 941-747-8056 or visit www.villageofthearts.com.

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

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

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

Sail Pavilion will be hosting a monthly Brews and Bites Food Truck Rally 6-10 p.m. Aug. 9 and every second Friday of the month. There will be live entertainment by local musicians, a mojito bar, summer specialty cocktails, craft beers and multiple food trucks offering something for every tastebud. Information: 813-373-1193.

Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton

Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. Sept. 19 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.

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 will be 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 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

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 advanced group lessons 7-8 p.m. Cost: $8. Friday social dance with complimentary beverage and snacks, 8-9:30 p.m. Cost: $8. Information: Dwayne Biggs at 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.

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

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

Friday night dance with live music 7-10 p.m. Public is welcome. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Spaghetti night Mondays, 5-7 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke with Franky Allan, 7 p.m. Wednesdays with bar menu available until 8 p.m. Breakfast, 8 a.m., dance party 2-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-794-3489 or www.americanlegionpost24.com.

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

All past and present military personnel and their guests are welcome to the Bunker Bar for fellowship, camaraderie, entertainment, and refreshments. Bar hours: 2-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Karaoke every second and fourth Saturday of the month. 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. Thursdays. Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays. 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

Brock of "Shine-On" 7 p.m. July 20. 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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