FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
Vintage fishing tackle exhibit: Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum: 515 10th Ave. W. Palmetto
A Vintage Fishing Tackle Exhibit, featuring lures, rod, reels, tackle boxes and a collection of other fishing paraphernalia will be on display through Sept. 27. Admission is free, donations are encouraged. Information: 941-721-2034.
"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. Thursdays. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-7, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700.
Art and a Movie: Museum of Art and Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Art and a Movie features "The Greatest Show on Earth" 6:30 p.m. Aug 22. Included with Art after 5 admission, free for museum members. Information: 941-358-3180 or www.ringling.org.
"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. Aug. 23 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.
The 10th Heatstroke Hot Rod Hoedown: P-Man's Classic Cycle Paint, 721 Seventh Ave. W., Bradenton
The hip, awesomely rowdy and fiercely fun Heatstroke Hot Rod Hoedown will be starting at noon Aug. 24, featuring cool bikes, hot rods, slow races, the Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby girls, Florida pro wrestlers, and live music by The Downshifters, Ober Rivers and his D.U.I.'s, The Crestliners, The Hamiltones, The Ted Stevens Band, The Intoxicaters, The Pretty Voices, Jim "Elvis" Reese, and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-744-1157.
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 and will be showing the last in the series "Casablanca" 3 p.m. Aug. 24-25. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 Tampa Theatre members. Information: 813-274-8287 or www.tampatheatre.org.
Bradenton Food Truck Rally: Cortez Plaza East, 617 Cortez Road, Bradenton
A food truck rally will be 2-6 p.m. Aug. 24, featuring 12 of the Tampa Bay Regions finest food trucks with additional entertainment for the family. Information: www.tampabayfoodtruckrally.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. Aug. 24 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.
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.
Cine Selby, Back to International Flair: 1331 First St., Sarasota
Join the Selby Library for Cine Selby: Back to International Flair, featuring the foreign movie "Not One Less," 5 p.m. Aug. 27. English subtitles. Admission is free. Information: 941-861-5000 or www.sclibs.net.
Salute to Boy Bands: McKechnie Field, 1611 9th St. W., Bradenton
American pop music icon and founding member of 'N Sync, Chris Kirkpatrick, will sign autographs, pose for photos and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Marauders' game against the Fort Myers Miracle at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. After the game, the Kona Bar will stay open for Boy Band karaoke. Fans are encouraged to bring 'N Sync memorabilia to the game for Kirkpatrick to autograph. Tickets: $6 adults, $5 children. Information: 941-747-3031 or www.bradentonmarauders.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. Sept. 6 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. Sept. 6 featuring live music by Melanie Massell and Hot Item. 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.lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet.
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. Sept. 13 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. Sept. 13 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.
"Music and Movies": Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton
The last in the series "Music and Movies," hosted by Realize Bradenton and the Manatee Players, featuring a cabaret followed by a classic movie will be drag queen Beneva Fruitville at 6 p.m., followed by "The Birdcage," Sept. 15. This rerformance and movie is for mature audiences only. Box office: 941-748-5875.
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.
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. Sept. 20 featuring live music by One Night Rodeo. 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.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 20 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.
Classic Car Nights: Clancy's Irish Sports Pub and Grill, 6218 Cortez Road W., Bradenton
Classic car enthusiasts, car owners and the public are welcome at "Classic Car Night" 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and every third 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 parking for participants. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Information: 941-794-2489.
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.
Bradenton Woman's Club: 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Dance to live music by Scotty and JJ Polka 8-11 p.m. Aug. 23. 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.
West Coast Woman's Club of Manatee County: H2U, 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Let's Dance! a monthly social dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Sept. 14 and every second Saturday of each month. Dance lessons are 6:15-7 p.m. at no additional charge. Music will be provided by Ellsworth and Company. Light snacks will be provided. Water and sodas are available for purchase. BYOB. Cost: $8. Information: Kelly Helm at 941-447-8238.
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
Thanksgiving in August, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 22; $8 a person, $15 a couple. Music by Taylor and Taylor, Aug. 23. Lunch is served 11-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Spaghetti dinner and salad bar 5-7 p.m. and Queen of Hearts 8 p.m., Mondays. Hotdogs, hamburgers 5-7 p.m., Bingo 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays. Chicken wings 5-8 p.m., karaoke 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Fried or baked fish and salad bar 5-7 p.m., dancing and live music 7-10 p.m. Fridays. Breakfast 8-11:30 a.m., dancing and live big band music 2-5 p.m. Sundays; Cost: $4 members, $5 nonmembers. The public is welcome. 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
Ladies Auxiliary ham and roasted potato dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays. 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
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.