Film Fridays: South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
The South Florida Museum will host Film Fridays Series “Creature Features” at 6 p.m. Fridays through June 24 featuring the following titles: “The Host” June 24.
Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Admission: $3 member, $5 nonmember. Information: 746-4131, ext. 27 or visit www.southfloridamuseum.org/ThingsToDo/Filmfridays.aspx.
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Fishing tournament: The Cortez Yacht Club in partnership with Edision Academics will host the first “Hook ’em & Cook ’em” Fishing Tournament June 24-26 at the Seafood Shack in Cortez.
This is a two-part tournament. “Hook’em” Are you a fisherman? $25 gets you entered into the tournament, inshore or offshore, with the chance of winning some of the $5,000 prize money. A junior division will be free to all kids (high school or younger) and there will be a separate pro division for the professional charter captains for bragging rights.
“Cook’em,” on June 26, will feature an all-you-can-eat fish fry open to the public 4-9 p.m. There will be games, prizes,a live auction and crab races. TC & the Troublemakers will be providing entertainment.
Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for kids, free for ages 6 and younger. Proceeds will go to youth programs as scholarships to continue their education and sailing. Information: www.edisonacademics.com or www.cortezyachtclub.org.
Anna Maria Island Privateers July Fourth Holiday Procession: Coquina Beach, City of Bradenton Beach
The Anna Maria Island Privateers are hosting their “July Fourth Holiday Procession” starting at 10 a.m. July 4 at Coquina Beach and ending at Bayfront Park, City of Anna Maria. The parade will feature multiple floats and units and will end with an After-Parade Party at Cafe on the Beach noon-4 p.m. There will be live music along with food and drink specials. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 780-1668 or visit www.amiprivateers.org.
Get Down Downtown: Main Street, Bradenton
Get Down Downtown will be 5-10 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Visitors can enjoy live music, 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.
Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. every first Friday of the month featuring live music. Beer, wine and food sales will benefit the Sarasota Film Society. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. Information: 907-9243 or visit www.mainstreetatlakewoodranch.com.
Benefit featuring Steve Holy: PAL Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St.
A benefit to support Eddie “Superman” Livingston, 2, is set for 4-9 p.m. June 25. Eddie is fighting neuroblastoma cancer. Proceeds benefit the Livingston family and All Children’s Hospital. Steve Holy, country recording artist, will perform along with One Night Rodeo. Tickets are $25 at the gate.
“The Lord of the Rings” Motion Picture Trilogy: Hollywood Stadium 20, 1993 Main St., Sarasota
The Academy Award-winning trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings,” will be featured in an exclusive series of one-night only in-theater events at 7 p.m. including “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” June 28.
Audiences will view nearly an hour of additional feature footage per film with additional and extended scenes that were selected.
Tickets: $12.50. Information: 365-2000 or visit www.FathomEvents.com.
Millennium Dancesport Championships: Tampa Mariott Waterside Hotel and Marina
The professional dance competition is June 23-25 featuring guest judge Karina Smirnoff from “Dancing with the Stars.” More than 1,700 dancers will compete for $125,000 in cash and prizes. Day and evening tickets are available.
Day sessions: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Evening sessions: 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets: $25-$150. Reservations required to (863) 668-9668 or www.m2dance.com
2011 Summer Classics: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Moviegoers can enjoy classic movies at the Tampa Theatre’s 2011 Summer Classics 3 p.m. Sunday afternoons and some Saturdays through Aug. 28.
Upcoming films are: “The Godfather” June 26, “Some Like It Hot” July 3, “Casablanca” July 9-10, “Gone with the Wind” July 17. Before all movies the public can enjoy free mini tours, the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre organ at 2:40 p.m., post film talks after selected movies and balcony-to-backstage tours.
Admission for regular features: $9 adults, $7 members. Admissions for the Peter Pan feature are $12 adults, $10 for children ages 2-12, military, and Tampa Theatre members. Information: (813) 274-8286 or visit email@example.com.