FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
Film Friday Series: South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
The Film Fridays series "An American Legacy" features moving portrayals of U.S. military troops and events throughout recent history, focusing on intimate stories behind the heroics. The series presented in partnership with the Legacy of Valor campaign and the Manatee County Veterans Council, include "So Proudly We Hail" March 21 and "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq" March 28. All movie times are 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 general admission, $3 museum members, free to veterans and their families of up to six people, 60 admissions per screening. Seating is limited, reservations are required for all. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 13 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.
Bradenton Riverwalk "Music in the Park": Mosaic Amphitheater at Riverwalk, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton
Realize Bradenton's popular "Music in the Park" series returns with eight free concerts March 7-April 11 featuring the following artists, musicians and bands: George Worthmore, 6-8 p.m. March 21; The Second Time Arounders Marching Band, 7-8 p.m. March 22; Michael Weiss, 6-8 p.m. March 28; Brian Spainhower, 6-8 p.m. April 4; and Kristopher James, 6-8 p.m. April 11. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Information: 941-840-0013.
Fish fry dinner: Holy Cross Church Hall, 505 26th St. W., Palmetto
The Knights of Columbus Council 7414 will host a Lenten fish fry dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 11. The dinner includes fish, baked potato, slaw, roll, dessert and a beverage. Cost: free will donation. Information: 941-722-8253.
Bradenton Farmers "Veterans Appreciation Days": Old Main Street, Bradenton
The Bradenton Farmers Market honors veterans with a "Veterans Appreciation Day," 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 22, a part of Legacy of Valor, a campaign honoring veterans. The will feature a dozen organizations that provide services to veterans and their families, and musical performances by popular local blues singer and Army veteran, Jesse Yawn between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991.
2014 Jewish Film Festival: various venues, Manatee and Sarasota counties
The 2014 Jewish Film Festival will run through March 21 and will feature "Return of the Violin," 10:30 a.m. March 21; "Bethlehem," 7 p.m. March 20; "God's Neighbors," 3 p.m. March 20. Most showings will be followed by a discussion with the audience. Tickets: $10 per film. Information: 941-552-6304 or www.jfedsrq.org.
Sarasota County Agricultural Fair: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Find crafts and enjoy entertainment and agricultural exhibits, steer and swine shows and sales, carnival rides for all ages and more 2-11 p.m. Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturdays, noon-10 p.m. Sundays through March 23. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors ages 55 and over, military, and childrena ges 6-17, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-365-0818 or www.sarasotafair.com.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. March 21 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.
Sarasota Film Festival "Moonlight Movies": various locations, Sarasota
Free Moonlight Movies screenings, covering a variety of genres from family classics to historical drama, Hollywood blockbusters to experimental cinema, will include the following movies: "The Hunger Games" March 21 and "The Little Mermaid" April 5. Unless otherwise noted, all films begin at sunset. Information: www.sarasotafilmfestival.com.
Inaugural Manatee County Pride Festival: Bradenton Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton
The inaugural Manatee County Pride Festival will be noon-4 p.m. March 22 featuring live entertainment, local vendors, gourmet food trucks and more. Admission is free. All proceeds will benefit the Prism Youth Initiative. Information: 941-357-0111 or www.manateepride.org.
Fifth annual YouthArts Fest: Five Points Park, downtown Sarasota
The Arts and Cultural Alliance invites the public to the fifth annual YouthArts Fest 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22, featuring more than 500 students from local school groups and youth programs showcasing their talents in various performances throughout the day on two outdoor stages. There will be a student art show in the Rotunda of the Selby Library which will include a large variety of different artistic mediums from a wide range of ages. All proceeds will go to the art department to enhance the art programs. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 941-365-5118, ext. 304 or www.sarasotaarts.org.
Sarasota Music Archive's Musical Flea Market: Selby Public Library, Geldbart Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota
The Sarasota Music Archive will hold a Musical Flea Market 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22 featuring CD's, DVD's, jazz, pop, classical, collections, books, sheet music, posters, art, musical instruments and equipment, antiques, collectables and memorabilia for sale. Admission is free. Information: 941-929-5561 or 941-861-1175.
Pinu Munoz and Girls Foundation Fundraiser: Carmen's Italian Cafe, 515 27th St. E., Bradenton
Come out and support cancer awareness at a fundraiser for Pinu Munoz and Girls Foundation 11 a.m.-9 p.m. March 22. The event will feature a live and silent auction, a play area with face painting, and entertainment by Bradenton's hottest bands, including Taylor and Taylor, KCSSD, Critter Ridge, and Shotgun Justice. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 941-745-1540.
Sarasota Folk Festival: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey
The Sarasota Folk Festival will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m. March 22 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23 featuring a variety of folk acts throughout the weekend. There will be folklife exhibits, food and craft vendors, a family stage and arts and crafts area near the park's playground. Admission: $10-$35. Information: www.sarasotafolkfestival.org.
12th annual downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Festival: along Main Street, Sarasota.
The 12th annual downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 22-23 featuring the country's most talented artists and crafters, as well as leading local and regional artists showcasing a full spectrum of craft art mediums including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 561-746-6615 or www.artfestival.com.
Sixth annual Sarasota Challenge Dancesport Championship: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota
The sixth annual Sarasota Challenge Dancesport competition will be 1-11 p.m. March 22 and 7 a.m.-11 p.m. March 23. The event will feature Pro-Am competitions, instructional seminars, performances by one of today's top U.S. professional couples and the return of the ever-popular "So You Think Professionals Can Dance" contest, which pits dancers in various genres against each other in exciting, choreographed routines. Highlights include two professional shows, a dance workshop and seminar, and gourmet dinners and dancing both days. Tickets: $30. Information: 941-799-0800 or www.sarasotachallenge.com.
Professional Bull Riders' Touring Pro Division: Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
The Professional Bull Riders' Touring Pro Division will be 8 p.m. March 22, the stepping stone to the glitz and glamour of the elite Built Ford Tough Series, this show has nothing minor league about it and will feature riders from the Unites States, Brazil, Australia and Mexico. Tickets: $10-$75. Information: 813-301-6900 or www.tampabaytimesforum.com.
Variety show: Terra Siesta Mobile Home Park: Woods Hall, 8200 Nancy Lane, Ellenton
Ventriloquist Patrick and his Jamaican friend Matilda will perform 7 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $10. Information: 802-272-3122.
Coquina Beach Market, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach
Come and stroll the Beach Market at Coquina Beach 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through April 27. 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.
Thomas the Tank Engine: Florida Railroad Museum, 2210 83rd St. E., Parrish
For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minutee ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and enjoy a day of Thomas and Friends-themed activities, including arts and craft, storytelling and more 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 22-23. Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, beginning at 8:30 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. each day. Tickets: $18, ages 2 and older. Information: 941-776-0906 or www.frrm.org.
Tampa Theatre Classic Movie Series "Family Favorites": Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Young fans will get the chance to see some of their parents' most beloved childhood films on the big screen at the return of the popular family favorites classic movie series, including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," March 23, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," April 6, "October Sky," April 13, "The Karate Kid," April 20, and "The Wizard of Oz," April 27. All movie times are 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 children ages 12 and younger. Information: 813-274-8981 or www.tampatheatre.org.
Sailor Circus 65th Anniversary Show: Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota
The Sailor Circus 65th Anniversary Show, a patriotic-themed show saluting veterans and their families, will be March 27-April 5. Kids of all ages can enjoy performances by the "Greatest Little" Show on Earth, the Sailor Circus Academy, a youth circus which will perform various acrobatic and artistic acts, including walking the tight rope and trapeze. Tickets: $12-$16. Information: 941-355-9805 or www.circusarts.org.
Historic Palmetto Walking Tours: Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto
Walking Tours of Historic Palmetto will start at 2 p.m. March 25-26 and will be approximately two hours long highlighting some of the historic buildings downtown and along the riverfront. It will include a tour of the Palmetto Riverside Bed ad Breakfast. Tours are free, reservations are required. Information: 941-723-4991.
"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. April 4 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. April 4 featuring live music. Beer, wine and food sales benefit the Lakewood Ranch Kiwanis. 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. April 4 and 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.
Village of the Arts art walks: Village of the Arts, 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton
Enjoy an art walk through Bradenton's acclaimed artist colony 6-9:30 p.m. April 4 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 with art on display at the more than 25 galleries. Information: www.villageofthearts.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. April 11 and every second Friday of the month. There will be live entertainment by local musicians, specialty cocktails, craft beers and multiple food trucks offering something for every taste bud. 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. April 11 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.
Holmes Beach downtown art walks: various locations, Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach art walks are 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 11. Eleven participating galleries, and dozens of artists, include Island Gallery West, Arts for the Earth, Fukinsei Art Lab, SteamDesigns, Libby's Island Jewelry, Beach Life AMI, Anna Maria Island Art League, Artists' Guild Gallery, Restless Natives, and The Sidebar Gallery and Island Tattoo. Information: 941-779-9108 or Melissa@SteamDesigns.com.
Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieve's Markets: Coquina Beach Field, Bradenton Beach
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will kick off the 2014 season of Thieve's Markets 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12 featuring special treasures in part craft bizarre, part flea market. Admission and parking are free. Information: 941-812-8318.
Bradentucky Bombers 2014 Season and Schedule: Astro Skate of Bradenton, 3611 Third St. W., Bradenton
The Bradentucky Bombers, Manatee County's original flat track women's roller derby team 2014 season schedule is as follows: April 13, May 18, June 8, July 13, July 27, Aug. 3, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, with game itineraries: 6 p.m. tailgating, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. game begins, 9:15 p.m. after party at Lost Kangaroo Pub, 406 12th St. W., Bradenton. For the games it is suggested you bring a chair. Track side seating is available on a first come, first served basis for those ages 18 and older. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. An open recruit event will be 9:45 a.m. March 1 and 7 p.m. March 3 at Astro Skate of Bradenton. Tickets for the games are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: www.bradentuckybombers.org.
Spirit and Orb Walks: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette
Spirit and Orb Walks are offered 6:30 p.m. April 19 and every third Saturday of each month. Due to the "paranormal" nature of these walks, reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 40 adults, ages 18 and older. Guest must arrive by 6:30 p.m. for a 30 minute indoctrination and discussion of the walk and activities, followed by the walk which will promptly start at 7 p.m. and will last until 8:30 p.m. Guests are requested to wear good walking shoes, long pants and a jacket. Cameras with a night flash is a must and EVP and EMF recorders, digital temperature recorders and extra batteries are encouraged. Cost: $10. Reservations and information: 941-776-0418 or www.bunkerhillvineyard.com.
Ringling by the Bay: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy live music by soulRcoaster and dancing on the Bolger Campiello near Ca' d'Zan 5-8 p.m. . Cash bar and food are available for purchase. The event is included with Art After 5 admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-17, free to Museum members and children ages 5 and younger. Information: 941-360-7399 or www.ringling.org.
American Legion Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Public welcome. Information: 941-794-3489.
Bradenton Tropical Palms: 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton
Bingo 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.
Holy Cross Church: 505 26th St. W., Palmetto
Bingo, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Food served 4:30-6 p.m. Information: 941-779-3494.
Tidevue Estates Mobile Home Park Clubhouse: 4214 11th St. Ct. E. (off US 301 N.), Ellenton
Bingo, doors open 5 p.m., games start at 6:10 p.m. Fridays Nov.-April 2014. Information: 941-722-2557.
Bella Danza Dance and Ballroom: 5702 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Friday beginner group lessons 6 p.m. Cost: $10. Friday advanced group lessons 7 p.m. Cost: $10. Friday social dance with complimentary beverage and snacks, 8-9:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Afternoon ballroom dances are 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $10. Dance Fusion for adults 7 p.m., for children 6 p.m. Thursdays; Cost: $10 adults, $5 children. Dance Information: Dwayne Biggs at 941-465-1031.
Bradenton Woman's Club: 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Dance to the big band music of the five-piece Sig Harder band 8-11 p.m. March 21. Cost: $10. 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.
Adult Singles Dance Club: YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota (corner of Bahia Vista)
Dance with live bands plus a DJ, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday. Admission: $10. Complimentary snacks. Information: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.
Mannatee Sports Grill: 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
The Anna Maria Irish Ceili dancers will dance 1-3 p.m. March 19 and every Wednesday through March. The public is welcome to come and learn Ceili dancing. Inforamtion: 941-779-1416 or 941-778-1554.
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. April 12 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.
Bradenton Farmers' Market: Old Main St., Bradenton
The Bradenton Farmers Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, featuring more than 30 vendors offering locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, prepared foods, and the work of local artists and craftspeople. 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.
Central Sarasota Farmer's Market: Sarasota County Technical Institute, 4748 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota
The Central Sarasota Farmer's Market will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, featuring locally grown fresh produce, local artisan products, live music, and a variety of food vendors. Information: 941-677-0078 or http://centralsarasotafarmersmarket.com.
Ellenton Farmers Market: 5309 29th St. E., Ellenton
The Ellenton Farmers Market is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and specializes in "green" natural, organic and environmentally friendly products that makes for a healthier lifestyle and a better environment. Information: 941-725-0205.
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 April. Information: 941-366-1323 or visit www.farmhousemarket.org.
San Marco Plaza Market: San Marco Plaza at 8209 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch
Shop for local produce 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays featuring cut flowers, fresh seafood, coffees, pottery, herbs and more. The market features live entertainment performed by local musicians. Information: 941-799-4213.
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.
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24: 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton
Lunch is served 11-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Spaghetti dinner and salad bar 5-7 p.m., music by TBD Trio 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Queen of Hearts 8 p.m., Mondays. Hamburgers 5-7 p.m., Bingo 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays. Ladies Auxiliary sponsored Bingo 1-3 p.m., chicken wings 5-8 p.m., karaoke with Franky Allen 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Fried or baked fish 5-7 p.m., dancing and live music 7-10 p.m. Fridays. Foxhole Lounge: hot dogs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays. Breakfast 8-11:30 a.m., dancing and live music by Bob Dewart Band with Eddie Tobin on piano 2-5 p.m. Sundays; Cost: $5 members, $5 nonmembers. The public is welcome. Information: 941-794-3489 or www.americanlegionpost24.com.
American Legion Post 312: 1610 67th Ave. E., Oneco
Queen of Hearts drawing, 7 p.m. Monday; bar poker, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Wings and strings, 6-9 p.m. first and third Thursday; dinner 5-7 p.m. and music 6-10 p.m. Fridays; music 2-6 p.m. Saturdays; and $5 all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and bingo 12:30 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
All-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11 a.m., Feather Your Nest 1-5 p.m., Sundays; breakfast: $5. Tacos, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, open to the public; tacos: $4. A varied lunch menu is served noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A weekly varied menu dinner is served 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Fun night 6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays. All-you-can-eat fried fish 5-7 p.m., Feather Your Nest 7-9 p.m., Fridays. Information: 941-756-2113.
Marine Corps League Desoto 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. 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
Eighth annual Pork Butts and Blues outdoor concert at noon featuring music by local bands, vendors, a poker run and more March 29. Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fish Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays. All you can eat breakfast 8-11 p.m., bar poker 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Ladies Auxiliary Feather Your Nest 4:30-6:30 p.m.; $2 crockpot meal Mondays. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-729-8535.
VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Ron Lee Band, 7-10 p.m. March 22. Lunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Sunday breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon. TC and The Troublemakers, 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday. Monday night dinner, 5-7 p.m. Easy listening music with Tom and Judy 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. New menu, bar food served 11-7 p.m. daily. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.