Things to do: May 28-June 4

May 29, 2014 

"Coffee: The World in Your Cup," a nationally touring exhibit that features a broad overview of the power influence of coffee on environments, human cultures and economies worldwide, is on exhibit at the South Florida Museum's East Gallery through Aug. 29. An opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. today and includes a free coffee tasting, live music and more; $5 general admission, free for museum members. Museum admission: $18 adults, $18 seniors, $14 children ages 4-12. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 17. PHOTO PROVIDED

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FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE

11th annual Embracing Our Differences Exhibit: Riverwalk, Bradenton and Sarasota Island Park, Sarasota

Embracing Our Differences, an annual juried art exhibit, will be on display simultaneously in Sarasota's Island Park and at Bradenton's Riverwalk, through June 1 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: 941-404-5710 or embracingourdifferences.org.

Film Fridays: South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

"Recycle, Remake, Reboot," Friday Film Series examines the stories that we choose the tell time and again, from adaptations of classic literature to reboots of popular film series and remakes of earlier classics and include "Mansfield Park" May 30, "Star Trek" June 6, "The Magnificent Seven" June 20 and "The Wizard of Oz" June 27. No film May 16 or June 13. All movie times are 6 p.m. Seating is limited, reservations are recommended. Tickets: $5, $3 members. Information; 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or southfloridamuseum.org.

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 July. 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.

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

The Tampa Theatre Summer Classic Movie Series, a line up of titles nominated by Tampa Theatre fans, are "2001: A Space Odyssey" June 1, "To Kill A Mockingbird" June 8, "Saturday Night Fever" June 15, "Sing-Along Mary Poppins" June 21-22, "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" June 29, "North By Northwest" July 6, "The Gay Divorcee" July 13, "Lawrence Of Arabia" July 20, "Blazing Saddles" July 27, "Dirty Dancing" Aug. 3, "Citizen Kane" Aug. 10, "Casablanca" Aug. 16-17, and "The Black Pirate" Aug. 24. The public is encouraged to dress in costume for the "Sing-Along Mary Poppins." All movie screenings are at 3 p.m. and all tickets are $10 adults and $8 members, except for "Sing-Along Mary Poppins" and "The Black Pirate" are $12 adults and $10 children, seniors, military and members. Information: 813-274-8981 or tampatheatre.org.

BINGO

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

Winter bingo returns Dec. 4. 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.

DANCES

Bella Danza Dance and Ballroom: 5917 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 305, 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 children 6 p.m. Thursdays; Cost: $5. Dance Information: Dwayne Biggs at 941-465-1031.

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 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.

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. June 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.

FARMERS MARKETS

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 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 centralsarasota

farmersmarket.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 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.

SOCIAL CLUBS

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 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

Sunday bar bingo and wings 5-7 p.m. Open daily at 10 a.m. 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

Entertainment by Holly Rae 6-9 p.m. May 30. Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bar poker 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-729-8535.

VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

Karaoke with Dee and Jim, 7-10 p.m. May 31. 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. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.

COMING SOON

"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. June 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 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. June 6 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.

Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. June 6 featuring live music. Beer, wine and food sales benefit. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. Information: 941-907-9243 or visit lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet.

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. June 6 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7 with art on display at the more than 25 galleries. The event is free and open to the public. Information: villageofthearts.com.

Dairy Day Festival: Dakin Dairy Farms, 30771 Betts Road, Myakka City

The second annual "Dairy Day" festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7 featuring calf scrambles, pig races, cow train and pony rides, waterslide, rock wall, fossil pit, mechanical bull riding, strider bikes, Farm Fun kids tent and much more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There will be live music by local musicians and a prize drawing. All day admission: $15 adults, $10 children ages 2-10, children ages 2 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-322-2802 or dakindairyfarms.com.

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: 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. Tickets for the games are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: bradentuckybombers.org.

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. June 13 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. June 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 DSAsarasota.com.

Main Street Live: Main Street, Bradenton

Main Street Live will be 5-10 p.m. June 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.

Ringling by the Bay: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

Enjoy live music by Kettle of Fish and dancing on the Bolger Campiello near Ca' d'Zan 5-8 p.m. May 15. A cash bar and food will be provided by Treviso. The event is included with Art After 5 admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-17, children 5 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.

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

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

Buckler's 22nd annual Craft Fair: Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto

Buckler's 23rd annual Craft Fair will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 featuring handmade creations by artists and crafters, including custom home decor, unique gifts, needlework, dolls and toys, country and primitive decor, artwork, jewelry, woodwork, painted glass, gourmet delights, quilts, plants and planters, recycled tire art, pet items, pottery and much more. Admission: $6, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: bucklercraftfair.com/bradenton.

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