FAIRS, FESTIVALS & MORE
Art After 5: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy Art After 5 and explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum during 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Ca' d'Zan is not open for viewing during Art After 5, except on select dates in November and December. Tickets: $10. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.
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"Spirit Voices From Old Manatee": Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
The Manatee County Historical Commission will host its fifth annual "Spirit Voices Of Old Manatee," an outdoor drama and cemetery tour 7 p.m. Oct. 8-11, and 15-18. The event features performances by costumed actors portraying early settlers interred in the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds with riveting graveside stories evolving from archives, descendants, diaries, military logs, books and legend. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The Oct. 18 will take place in the historic Old Meeting House Church for those who prefer a seated performance. Performances are not recommended for viewers under 10 years of age. Tickets: $20. Information: 941-741-4076 or manateevillage.org.
Ninth annual Gulf Coast Rhythm and Ribs Music Fest: McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
The ninth annual Gulf Coast Rhythm and Ribs Music Fest will be 5-10 p.m. Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 10, and noon-8 p.m. Oct. 11. Opening night will feature a fireworks show at 8 p.m. and there will be live music throughout the weekend by John Michael Montgomery, Joe, Biscuit Miller, Eric Darius, Lauren Mitchell Band, Billy Rice, The Mitch Clark Band, Jah Movement, Boss Hawg Band, NuJazz and DemiNova. Award-winning grill teams from across the nation will have their barbecue pits smoking and are ready to defend their titles. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: gulfcoastribfest.com.
Second annual Florida Viking Fest 2015: The Scandinavian Trade Association will host the 2015 Florida Viking Fest to commemorate Leif Ericson's Day and the discovery of America 2-8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. Visitors can wander back in time and visit the Ol' Viking Folklife Village featuring exhibits including mead and ale brewing, dying and spinning, period costumes, and enjoy Viking-style combat re-enactment, model ship display, Norse, Saxon and Gaelic storytelling and interactive games, live and historical drum and flute music, and an optional guided tour through the village. An exquisite Scandinavian dinner and revolving stage show will be 5:30-7 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner and show. General admission is $5. Dinner and show is $25 adults, $10 children ages 9 and younger. Information, registration and reservations: statampabay.org.
Sister Schools Fiesta: along Fourth Avenue, downtown Bradenton
Get your face painted then dunk the school official of your choice at the Sister Schools Fiesta 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10, hosted by the Manatee Riverside Rotary Club and Manatee County's three International Baccalaureate schools: Southeast High, Johnson Middle and Wakeland Elementary. The event will feature face painting, arts and crafts by the Southeast Art Club, a special appearance by Ricco Kangaroo, and a scavenger hunt at 4:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Events proceeds will provide funds to help build a high school in the central highlands of Guatemala. Information: 941-224-8232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Manatee County Courthouse Outdoor Concerts: 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
This fall, the historic Manatee County Courthouse Square comes alive with music during the Courthouse Concert series 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays Oct. 5-26 featuring live performances by local musicians. The schedule is: John Rinell singing Sinatra and Rat Pack greats, Oct. 12. Jacobites, bagpipes, Oct. 19. KoKo and Karma Duo, island music to rock and roll, Oct. 26. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available form visiting food trucks. Information: 941-621-6471 or realizebradenton.com.
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.
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.
Fairlane Acres: 819 49th Ave. Terr. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 6:15 p.m., doors open 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays (doors lock at 6 p.m.). Information: 941-739-5365.
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: 941-729-3891.
Pictown Estates: 1201 50th Plaza W., Bradenton
Bingo, 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Mondays. Free snacks at half time. Bingo cards: $0.25 each. Information: 941-758-1160.
Tidevue Estates Mobile Home Park Clubhouse: 4214 11th St. Ct. E. (off U.S. 301 N.), Ellenton
Bingo Fridays Oct 2.-April 30. Doors open 4 p.m., games start at 6 p.m. Information: 941-722-2557.
Whispering Palms Mobile Home Park: 1219 51st Ave. W., Bradenton
Bingo, 6 p.m. Sundays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Sales stop at 5:45 p.m. Snacks available. Information: 941-755-1557.
Adult Singles Dance Club: YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota (corner of Bahia Vista Street)
Dance Party featuring live band plus a DJ, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday. The dance is open to the public. Admission: $10, includes snacks and optional free group dance lessons 6:40-7:10 p.m. For more information or directions: 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226.
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. Afternoon ballroom dances are 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $10. Dance Fusion for children 6 p.m. Thursdays; Cost: $5. H2U -members will receive a discount on all group classes. 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. The Group Therapy Dance Club meets the first and third Saturdays of the month. Learn the Hustle, ballroom, swing and more. Lesson at 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Cost: $10, open to the public. Information: 941-773-0177 or bradentonwomansclub.com.
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. Singles dance information, call Stephen at 941-587-3365 or Michelle at 941-812-7311, for all other schedules, call 941-685-7026 or saradancecenter.com.
West Coast Woman's Club of Manatee County: H2U, 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Let's Dance!, a monthly social dance, will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 10 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.
Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market: Old Main St., Bradenton
The Bradenton Farmers Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through May, featuring more than 30 vendors offering locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, prepared foods, and the work of local artists and craftspeople. Information: 941-840-0017 or visit bradentonfarmersmarket.com.
Central Sarasota Farmers Market: Sarasota County Technical Institute, 4748 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota
The Central Sarasota Farmers 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 Sunday Market: 5309 29th St. E., Ellenton
The Ellenton Sunday Market is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through May featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, local honey, arts and craft vendors and more. Information: 941-256-4794.
Phillippi Farmhouse Market: 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
The Phillippi Farmhouse Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through April 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.
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. Dinner, varied menu, 5-7 p.m., and Queen of Hearts 8 p.m., Mondays. Hamburgers 5-7 p.m., Bingo 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays. Ladies Auxiliary sponsored Bingo 1-3 p.m., meatball sandwiches and chili 5-8 p.m., karaoke with Franky Allen 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Dinner with new menu selections 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Dancing and live music 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. Foxhole Lounge: hot dogs and Sloppy Joes 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. Smoke free. 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 $6 all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Sundays. Information: 941-758-6616.
American Legion Post 325: 3420 U.S. 301, Ellenton
Tacos and dart tournament, Tuesdays. Karaoke, 7-10 p.m. Fridays. Music, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays. Feather Your Nest 1-3 p.m., hot dogs, Sundays. 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 2-5 p.m., "Party in the Pavilion" with music 4-7 p.m. Sundays; breakfast $7. Tacos and more 4-7 p.m., bar poker 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Wings and more, 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays. A weekly varied menu dinner is served 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Fun night 5-7:30 p.m., music 6-9 p.m., Thursdays. Family fish fry 5-7 p.m., Feather Your Nest 7-9 p.m., Fridays; Fish $7, Steak $10. Bar Poker 3-5 p.m. Saturdays. 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: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Information: 941-301-4598.
North Manatee American Legion Post 309: 2419 Bayshore Road, Palmetto
Lunch is served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Sundays. Bingo, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays. Bar poker, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays. 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
Thirsty Thursdays: $2 beers, $1 hotdogs. Euchre at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Post Redneck Surf and Turf, 4-7 p.m. Fridays; $5. All You Can Eat Breakfast 8-11 a.m., Bar poker at 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Ladies Auxiliary Feather Your Nest, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The public is welcome. Information: 941-729-8535.
VFW Palma Sola Post 10141: 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Music by T.C. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 10. Oktober Fest/Cancer Awareness event 6 p.m. with music by Jimmy Regan, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 17. Traditional German food will be offered. Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, bar poker 4 p.m. Sundays. Monday night dinner, 5-7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats 4-6:30 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The public is welcome to all dinners and events. Information: 941-794-6394.
Jazz Sunsets on the Bay: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Jazz Sunsets on the Bay in the Bayfront Gardens are 5-8 p.m. Oct. 16-17. Enjoy a different jazz band under a tent each evening as the sun sets on Sarasota Bay. Free of charge with your RIAF ticket stub or museum admission. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.
Gatehouse Gatherings: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
In between performances at the Ringling International Art Festival, stop by the Gatehouse Patio at The Ringling Visitors Pavilion 3-5 p.m. Oct. 16-18 and join other festival patrons for lite-bites, libations, and lively conversations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. This event is included with a RIAF ticket. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.
"The Met: Live in HD": Carmike Cinema Royal Palm 20, 2507 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton
Enjoy exceptional operatic performances featured in high definition simulcast Saturdays, followed by encore presentation during the following week. Movie line-up: Guiseppe Verdi: "Otello," Oct. 17, encore performance Oct. 21; Richard Wagner's "Tannhauser," noon Oct. 31, encore performance Nov. 4; Alban Berg's "Lulu," Nov. 21, encore performance Dec. 2; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Magic Flute" encore performance only at 12:55 p.m. Dec. 12; Georges Bizet's "Les Pecheurs de Perles," Jan. 16, encore performance Jan. 20; Giacomo Puccini: "Turandot," Jan. 30, encore performance Feb. 3, "Manon Lescaut," March 5, encore performance March 9, and "Madame Butterfly," April 2, encore performance April 6; Gaetano Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux," April 16, encore performance April 20; Richard Strauss' "Elektra," April 30, encore performance May 4. Unless otherwise noted, all live performances are at 12:55 p.m., encore performances are 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $7.50-$11. Information: carmike.com.
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night": Towles Court, Sarasota
"Live from downtown, it's Friday Night" will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16 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.
Main Street Lakewood Ranch 10th Anniversary Block Party: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
Join Lakewood Ranch Main Street and Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance as they celebrate Main Street's 10th anniversary with a block party 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16 featuring, beer tents, vendor booths, a kids zone, live music by Shaman, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Information: lwrba.org/events.
Ghost Spirit and Orb Walks: Bunker Hill Vineyards and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette
Bunker Hill Vineyard will host "Spirit and Orb Walks" 8 p.m. Oct. 17 And Oct. 31. Guests must arrive by 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute indoctrination and discussion of the night's walk and activities. Guests are asked to bring cameras with a night flash, EVP recorders, EMF recorders, digital temperature recorders, and extra batteries. The "Spirit & Orb Walks" will begin promptly at 8 p.m. and will last until 9:30 p.m. Good, closed toes, walking shoes, long pants and a jacket are encouraged. Since these walks will take place at night on both level and non-level ground, participants should be in good physical shape. Cost: $10. Reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 25 adults, 18 years of age or older. Information: 941-776-0418 or email@example.com.
Fall Festival: Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota
Get into the fall spirit at Faith Lutheran Church's "Fall Festival," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17 a family friendly day featuring a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, food, games, face painting, and live music by the Bluegrass Banyan Band. The event is free and open to the public. Food and bake sale offerings will require tickets that can be purchased at the festival. Proceeds will benefit the church's programs and charities. Information: 941-924-4664 or faithsarasota.com.
"Ye Olde Main Street 5K Ghost Run and Poker Walk": Old Main Street, Bradenton
The "Ye Olde Main Street 5K Ghost Run and Poker Walk will start with registration for all events at 9 a.m. Oct. 17. The 5K Ghost Run starts at 4 p.m., followed by the 5K Ghost Run with Doggies at 4:05 p.m., and the 1-mile Fitness Walk and Poker Walk at 4:10 p.m. There will be Kids' Ghost Dashes at 3:15 p.m., 3:18 p.m., 3:25 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. There will be a costume contest for children, adults, and dogs at 5:30 p.m. and a Ghost After Party with food from local restaurants and adult beverages with proper ID. Registration: $10-$50. Information: 941-358-5100 or fit2run.com.
Candlelight Halloween Tour: Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton
The Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance will host a family friendly Candlelight Halloween Tour 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17. The mansion will be decked out in the Halloween spirit. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Tickets: $6, children ages 5 or younger are admitted free. Space is limited. Information: 941-723-4536.
Annual "Taste of St. Armands": St. Armands Circle, Sarasota.
The sixth annual "Taste of St. Armands" will be 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 17 with rain date Oct. 18 showcasing 17 outstanding St. Armands Circle restaurants as they share a sampling of some of their delicious recipes with a variety from Floribian to continental cuisine to seafood, Italian to Irish and Spanish to Cuban. The Duende Flamenco Duo will provide live classical acoustic guitar and there will be prize drawings. No pets allowed in the event area. Admission: $45-$50. Information: 941-388-1554 or starmandscircleassoc.com
Annual DeSoto Pumpkin Festival: Veterans Park, 2250 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia
The De Soto Pumpkin Festival will be 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18 offering families with children of all ages and opportunity to enjoy an affordable and fun filled experience. Visitors can enjoy carnival rides and games, various shows, art and crafts, live entertainment, pie eating contest, hay rides, safe trick of treating, pumpkin patch, pumpkin maze and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: sarasotapumpkinfestival.com
Arts and Lecture Series: Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton
The Library Foundation will host the last of the 2015 Arts and Lecture Series, featuring author Nancy Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day mystery series, 2 p.m. Oct. 21. There will be high tea with the author at 3:30 p.m. at Latte Luna, 2715 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Cost: $25 a person. Reservations for all meet and greet events are on a first come, first serve basis. Information: 941-748-5875.
Gallery Walk and Talk: "Royal Taste": The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Join us 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 22 for a highlight tour of "Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in 15th Century China" led by Dr. Fan Zhang, Curator of Asian Art at The Ringling and curator of this exhibition. The exhibit features recent finds of court treasures from the tombs of provincial princes of the early Ming Dynasty. Admission: $25 adults, $23 senior citizens ages 65 or better, $10 children ages 6-17, children ages 5 or younger and those with Art after 5 admission are admitted free. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.
National Theatre Live Film: Historic Asolo Theatre, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
The film "The Audience" will be featured in the Ringling's National Theatre Live series 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Admission: $20. Information: 941-360-7399 or ringling.org/historic-asolo-theater.
Tampa Theatre "A Nightmare on Franklin Street" film series: 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
The Tampa Theatre announces the return of "A Nightmare On Franklin Street" featuring nine nights of petrifying programming with the following schedule: "The Conjuring" 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, "Devil's Rejects" 3:45 p.m., "Pet Cemetery" 6:30 p.m. and "The Shining" 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24, the musicals "Nightmare Before Christmas" 3 p.m., "Sweeney Todd" 5:30 p.m., and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" 11 p.m. Oct. 25, "An American Werewolf In London" 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde" 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, "The Exorcist" 7:30 p.m. followed by a live discussion with Linda Blair, Oct. 29, "Poltergeist" (2015) 6 p.m. and "Poltergeist" (1982) 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, the Hitchcock thrillers "Strangers On A Train" 2 p.m., "Rope" 4:45 p.m., "The Birds" 7:15 p.m., and "Psycho" 10:15 p.m. Oct. 31. Late-Night, Lights-Off Ghost Tours are 11:30 a.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, Family friendly ghost tours are 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24 and Oct. 31. Local author and storyteller Deborah Frethem will share ghost stories and supernatural tales from her new book "Haunted Ybor City" 7:30 p.m. followed by a book signing Oct. 27. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 members, except for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," $15 general admission, $13 members, and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," $12 general admission, $10 members and for the "The Exorcist" $43. Meet and greet VIP tickets with Linda Blair are $103.50 Late night ghost tours are $15 general admission, $10 members, and family ghost tours are $10 general admission, $8 members. Information: 813-274-8981 or tampatheatre.org.
Desoween VII: Camp Desoween! De Soto National Memorial, 75th St. NW., Bradenton
De Soto National Memorial will be holding its seventh haunted trail Desoween VII: Camp Desoween! 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 24, a spooky summer camp featuring haunted summer campers, distressed counselors and the dreaded Sisters of the Swamp. This event is free to all and is suitable for ages 7 and up. Information: 941-792-0458 or gov/deso/planyourvisit/event-details.
"The Exorcist" screening and live discussion with Linda Blair: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Join Academy Award nominee Linda Blair for a screening of the original ultimate horror movie "The Exorcist" 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with Linda where she will share behind-the-scenes stories form the filming of this classic. Reserved seating tickets are $43 and a limited number of VIP Meet and Greet tickets are $103.50. Reservations and information: 813-274-8981 or tampatheatre.org.
Rocky Horror Picture Show and Movie: Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Court, Sarasota
Have a Rocky Horror Halloween at a party celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show starting at 9 p.m. followed by the film at 10 p.m. Oct. 31. Donation: $25, includes free audience props, one free raffle ticket, wine and beer at reasonable prices, prize drawing, and a free drink at the Starlite Room after-party at 1001 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota. Proceeds will benefit homeless cats and kittens at Cat Depot. Information: brownpapertickets.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ringling Underground: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Enjoy live music, art and atmosphere in the Museum of Art Courtyard during Ringling Underground 8-11 p.m. Nov. 5. This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Tickets: $10. The event is free with Art After 5 admission. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.
Music on Main: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. Nov. 6 featuring live music by TC and Sass, playing disco, classic 60s and 70s, rock and Latin rhythms. Beer, wine and food sales will benefit the Florida Center for Early Childhood. 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.
Downtown Sarasota First Friday Art Walk: various locations, Sarasota
The Downtown Sarasota First Friday Art Walk will be 6 p.m. Nov. 6 featuring businesses, shops and eateries, decorated to welcome the holidays, and will stay open late as live music fills the streets. Attendees can shop, stroll and celebrate as they stroll through the businesses and along the downtown sidewalks enjoying dancing, refreshments and special offers. Proceeds will benefit Selby Gardens. Information: 941-366-5731.
"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. Nov. 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.
Village of the Arts monthly art walk: Village of the Arts, 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton
Take a self-guided tour around Bradenton's acclaimed artist colony 6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7. The village offers 30 galleries, studios, bakeries, healing arts, specialty shops, all nestled in colorful 1920 cottages, and three five-star restaurants serving delectable foods. Information: villageofthearts.com.