This weekend's best bets: Nov. 22-24

November 22, 2013 



State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Holiday Ceramics and Small Works Sale: Student Union at SCF, building 14, Room 147-148, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton

One of a kind ceramics and works of art made by State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota art students and faculty will be for sale during the Holiday Ceramics Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22. Small works will include 8x10 paintings, drawings, photographs and digital images. The sale will benefit ceramics and studio arts programs at SCF. Information: 941-752-5588.

Tampa Downtown on Ice: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

Enjoy ice skating at Tampa Downtown on Ice at the grand opening of the rink 4-9 p.m. Thursdays, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-9 p.m. Sundays Nov. 22-Jan. 5. Admission is $10 a person for a 90-minute session and includes rental skates. There are special hours for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information:

The 2014-Model Tampa Bay International Auto Show: Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa

The 2014-Model Tampa Bay International Auto Show will be noon-10 p.m. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 23 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 24 featuring hundreds of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and a dazzling collection of high-end luxury cars, plug-in electric vehicles, and more. Showgoers are invited to check out the newest rides, sit behind wheels, experience the latest in-car technology and take a test drive. Representatives from leading automotive manufacturers will be in attendance to answer questions and provide information. A Kids Fun Zone with face painting, balloon art and magic, provides parents a chance to shop while kids are at play. Tickets: $9 adults, $5 seniors ages 62 and older, military with valid ID and children ages 7-12, children ages 6 and younger are admitted free.

South Florida Museum Film Friday Series: Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St., Bradenton

The South Florida Museum's Film Friday Series "Greeting From Florida," featuring popular movies set in the Sunshine State will include the following movies: "Some Like It Hot" Nov. 22, "Ace Ventura" Dec. 6, "The Birdcage" Dec. 13. There will be a special holiday screening of "Meet Me in St. Louis" Dec. 20. All screenings are at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 general admission, $3 museum members. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or


Second Annual Flight Source Fall Extravaganza: Flight Source International Private Jet Hangar, 1244 Clyde Jones Road, Sarasota.

The second annual Flight Source Fall Extravaganza will be 4-7 p.m. Nov. 23 featuring multiple vendors representing local and regional businesses, food and beverages vendors, various food trucks, a fashion show, gourmet tasting, silent auction and prize drawing. Live entertainment will be provided by singer and actress, Kimber Cleveland and performances by local musicians including Meredith Garofalo. Admission: $25 in advance, $35 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit All Faiths Food Bank. Information: 239-410-8261 or

Food Truck Rally: Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton

The Renaissance on 9th will host its inaugural Food Truck Rally 5-8 p.m. Nov. 23 featuring over a dozen food trucks serving a variety of delicious fare. A DJ will provide entertainment, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. There will be a canned food drive to help support the Food Bank of Manatee. The event is open to the public. Information: 941-749-0100 or

Sixth annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg: Straub Park, 350 Fifth Ave. NE., St. Petersburg

Luxe fashion group bling, sparkle and shine fashion show and a dazzling runway showcase and sexy daybed parade combined with the ultimate outdoor lounge party overlooking the waterfront will be 6-11 p.m. Nov. 23. Hundreds of chic daybeds and other outdoor furnishings will be set up to create a cozy, comfortable setting for an evening of food, drink and musical and dance entertainment. Admission: $30, must be 21 or older. Information:

Sarasota Medieval Fair: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

The Sarasota Medieval Fair features 14th-century entertainment including full-contact jousting, human chess, a childrens' realm, roaming musicians, jugglers and jesters, food and beverages. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 23-24. Tickets: $18.69 adults, $16.57 seniors and active military, $10.44 children 5-12;$55.57 for all six days. Information:

Mixon Fruit Farms Fall Festival: 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton

Mixon Fruit Farms will host their annual Fall Festival 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-24 featuring pony rides, crafters, and the Smile Circus performing daily at 10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. There will be live music by The Groove Band on Saturday and Yesterdayze on Sunday, and many other local entertainers and entertainment from Southeast High School, Wakeland Elementary, and Manatee School of the Arts. Parking is free. Admission: $3 a person, or $5 for two, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-748-5829 or

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. Nov. 23 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24 featuring over 45 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, books, jewelry, discount postage, linens and more. Admission: $2, children ages 11 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-954-4165.


Coquina Beach Market, 2650 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach

Come and stroll the Beach Market at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through April 24. The market features fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and more. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Information: Nancy Ambrose at 941-518-4431.

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