Fairs, festivals & more
Latin and Italian Art Exhibit
The public is invited to and exhibit of paintings, sculptures and photographs from different Italian and Latin American artists on display through June 30. Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. No charge. 941-748-5875. Hours: 10a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
Kids Rock Manasota
Enjoy live local rock bands for kids by kids during Kids Rock Manasota. Streets will be lined with craft, business and food vendors and performers of all types. There will be a Kids’ Zone, games and prizes. Admission and parking is free. Along Main Street, Lakewood Ranch. 941-219-8410 or spotlightevents.org. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 25.
World Wrestling Entertainment “RAW”
The greatest superstars and divas in sports entertainment are scheduled to appear at WWE “RAW,” including Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bryan Wyatt & the Wyatt Family, The Big Show, Chris Jericho, A.J. Styles, Kevin Owens, Alberto del Rio, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, The Dudley Boyz, The Miz, New Day, the WWE Divas and more. $20. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa. wwe.com. 7:30 p.m. June 27.
2016 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival
The 2016 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival will include a golf classic, June 25, a car show, boat and personal watercraft “Fun Run,” and Finz Finds “A Ride In The Park” motorcycle charity ride, June 26, “Grand Prix By The Sea” kickoff party, June 28, “Fan Fest,” June 29, “Meet & Greet Who’s In The Driver’s Seat,” and “Boats On Main” block party, July 1, Superstock and AquaX races at Lido Beach, VIP race viewing and beach activities at Sandcastle Resort, Lido Beach, July 2, Powerboat, Superstock and AquaX races, VIP race viewing and beach activities at Sandcastle Resort, Lido Beach, followed by race award presentations, July 3, Bayfront fireworks, July 4. Various locations in Sarasota. sarasotapowerboatgrandprix.org.
Marly Music Series
The Marly Music Series returns to the Museum of Fine Arts and will feature the following concerts: Clancy Newman, cello, June 26; Merling Trio and Friends, July 17; Christopher Johnson, piano, July 31; Rachel Kudo, piano, Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, Aug. 21; The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet, Aug. 28. 255 Beach Dr. NE., St. Petersburg, 727-896-2667 or mfastpete.org. All performances are at 2 p.m.
Art After 5
Enjoy Art After 5 exploring the Museum of Art’s permanent and special exhibition galleries and the Circus Museum. Ca’ d’Zan is not open for viewing during Art After 5, except on select dates in November and December. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. $10. 941-359-5700 or ringling.org. 5-8 p.m. Thursdays.
Carmike Cinema Royal Palm
Summer Kids Series 2016, TCM Classic Movies, “The Met: Live in HD,” and Fathom Events: The Summer Kid Series 2016: The series will feature “Home,” June 23, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” June 29-30, “Kung Fu Panda 2,” July 6-7, “Monsters vs. Aliens,” July 13-14, “Rio 2,” July 20-21, “The Peanuts Movie,” July 27-28, “Penguins of Madagascar,” Aug. 3-4, “Alvin: Road Chip,” Aug. 10-11. All movie times are 10 a.m. Sensory Sensitive movies are Wednesdays. $4, includes a drink and popcorn. TCM presents the following classic movies: “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” (1971) 2 p.m. June 26 and 7 p.m. June 29. “Planet of the Apes,” (1968) 2 p.m. July 24 and 7 p.m. July 27. “Animal House,” (1978) 2 p.m. Aug. 14 and 7 p.m. Aug. 17. “The King and I,” (1956) 2 p.m. Aug. 28 and 7 p.m. Aug. 31. “Dr. Strangelove,” (1964) 2 p.m. Sept. 18 and 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $7.50-$18. Enjoy operatic encore performances from The Metropolitan in New York, featured in high definition Wednesdays. The line-up is: “L’Elisir d’Amore,” June 29, “La Boheme,” July 13, “Cosi Fan Tutte,” July 20. Unless otherwise noted, all encore performances are 7 p.m. $7.50-$18. Fathom events brings “Art & Architecture in Cinema: Teatro alla Scala,” 7 p.m. June 16; $15. Carmike Cinema Royal Palm 20, 2507 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton, carmike.com.
Palmetto Family Field Trip Fridays
The public can learn about the history of Palmetto and take part in fun “extras” like picking up mail, planting, identifying “what it is?” items, writing on old-fashioned chalkboards, etc. during Family Field Trip Fridays. Reservations for groups of 10 persons or larger are required. Palmetto Historical Park and Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto, 941-723-4991. 10 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 5.
HD at the Opera House
The 2016 season of “HD at the Opera House” series will include weekly live presentations of ballet and theater from some of the world’s most famous venues. “La Cenerentola,” Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, June 26; “Sleeping Beauty,” Royal Ballet, July 3; “Adventures of Pericles,” Stratford Festival, July 10; “Requiem,” La Scala Opera House in Milan, July 17; “Werther,” Royal Opera House, July 24; “Millepied/Robbins/Balanchine” Opera Ballet, July 31; “Measure for Measure,” Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Aug. 7; “Der Rosenkavalier,” Salzburg Festival, Aug. 14; “The Taming of the Shrew,” Stratford Festival, Aug. 21; “La Favorita,” La Fenice in Venice, Aug. 28; “L’histoire de Manon,” Paris Opera Ballet, Sept. 4; “The Merchant of Venice,” Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Sept. 11. Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. $18 Sarasota Opera subscribers, $20 general admission. 941-328-1300 or sarasotaopera.org. All showings are at 1:30 p.m.
Tampa Theatre Annual Summer Classic Movie Series
The 25th anniversary of the Summer Classic Movie Series is composed of films celebrating landmark anniversaries and will feature the following line-up: “Forbidden Planet” June 26, “Pretty in Pink” July 3, “Notorious” July 10, “The French Connection” July 17, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” July 24, “Swing Time” July 31, “All the President’s Men” Aug. 7, “M” Aug. 14, “A Raisin in the Sun” Aug. 21, “The Maltese Falcon” Aug. 28, “The Wizard of Oz” Sept. 4, “Gone with the Wind” Sept. 11, “Casablanca” Sept. 18. Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 813-274-8981 or tampatheatre.org. $8-$10. All movie times are 3 p.m.
American Legion Post 24
Bingo. Public welcome. 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton, 941-794-3489. 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays.
Casa Loma Mobile Home Park Clubhouse
Bingo. Licensed food vendor available. 105 52nd Ave. E., Bradenton, 941-761-7788. 6 p.m., doors 4:30 p.m.Wednesdays.
Bingo. 819 49th Ave. Terr. W., Bradenton, 941-739-5365. 6:15 p.m., doors 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays (doors lock at 6 p.m.).
Bingo. Free snacks at half time. 1201 50th Plaza W., Bradenton, 941-758-1160. 7 p.m., doors 6 p.m., Mondays.
Whispering Palms Mobile Home Park
Bingo. Snacks available. 1219 51st Ave. E., Bradenton, 941-755-1557. 6 p.m., doors 4:30 p.m. Sundays.
Adult Singles Dance Club
Dance party, featuring live band plus a DJ, is open to the public. Optional free group dance lessons are offered. YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota (corner of Bahia Vista Street). $10, includes snacks. 941-756-8303 or 941-807-2226. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center
Ballroom dancing with live music by Ernie Litz. Coffee will be served. 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton. $5. 941-756-9255. 10 a.m.-noon Fridays.
Bella Danza Dance and Ballroom
Friday beginner group lessons 6 p.m., Latin class 7 p.m., dnace social 8-9:30 p.m. Additional classes are offered. 5917 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 305, Bradenton. $10. 941-465-1031 or belladanzaballroom.com.
Bradenton Woman’s Club
Dance, featuring live music, is open to the public. Singles are welcome. BYOB, sodas available. Smoke-free facility. Proceeds will benefit renovation of the clubhouse, built in 1921. 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. $8. 941-773-0177 or bradentonwomansclub.com. 8-11 p.m., lessons 7-8 p.m. Fridays.
West Coast Woman’s Club of Manatee County
Let’s Dance!, a monthly social dance with optional dance lessons 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. H2U, 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton. $8. 941-447-8238. 7-10 p.m. July 9.
Central Sarasota Farmers Market
The Central Sarasota Farmers Market features locally grown fresh produce, local artisan products, live music, and a variety of food vendors. Florida House Learning Center, 4454 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota, 941-677-0078 or centralsarasotafarmersmarket.com. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.
Coquina Beach Market
Stroll the Beach Market at Coquina Beach Sundays through July featuring local artists, arts and crafts, jewelry, fresh produce, purses, collectibles, health and beauty items and much more. 2650 Gulf dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 941-518-4431. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through July.
Sarasota farmers market
Fresh produce, plants, coffee, crafts, food and more. Lemon Avenue at the intersection of Main Street, Sarasota, 941-951-2656. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24
Lunch is served 11-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11-4 p.m. Saturdays. Dinner, varied menu, 5-7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Bingo 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays. Ladies Auxiliary sponsored Bingo 1-3 p.m., wings-and-things 5-7 p.m., karaoke with Franky Allen 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Dancing and live music 7-10 p.m. Fridays. Foxhole Lounge: hot dogs, pretzels and pizza 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Sundays. Breakfast 8-11:30 a.m., dancing and live music by Bob Dewart Band with Eddie Tobin on piano 2-5 p.m. Sundays; $6. Smoke free. The public is welcome. 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton, 941-794-3489 or americanlegionpost24.com.
American Legion Post 312
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. 1610 67th Ave. E., Oneco, 941-758-6616.
American Legion Post 325
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. 3420 U.S. 301, Ellenton, 941-981-3819.
AmVets Post 301
Sunday bar bingo and wings 5-7 p.m. Open daily at 10 a.m. 2443 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton, 941-722-0393.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18
Enjoy dinner with music starting at 5:30 p.m. Fridays. Bar Bingo 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Karaoke 7-10 p.m. third Sunday each month. Service office hours 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. 111 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton, 941-755-5425.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Chapter 3171
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. Various mini meals $5, 4-6 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. 5831 15th St. E., Bradenton, 941-756-2113.
Marine Corps League Desoto Detachment 588
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. 5225 26th St. W., Bradenton, 941-301-4598.
North Manatee American Legion Post 309
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. 2419 Bayshore Road, Palmetto, 941-722-8689.
VFW Post 2488
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. 810 Sixth St. W., Palmetto, 941-722-9588.
VFW Post 9226
All-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month, Bar poker at 4:30 p.m. Sundays; $1 hotdogs. Ladies Auxiliary Feather Your Nest, 4:30-6:30 p.m., progressive jackpot, Mondays; $1 hot dogs. Queen of Hearts, 7 p.m. Wednesdays; $1 hot dogs. The public is welcome. 3511 12th St. E., Ellenton, 941-729-8535.
VFW Palma Sola Post 10141
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. 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-794-6394.
“Live from downtown, it’s Friday Night”
“Live from downtown, it’s Friday Night” features live performances by Sarasota’s premier entertainers and performing arts organizations. The public can enjoy shopping at a unique mix of boutiques, galleries and salons as businesses will be open with extended hours. Main Street at Five Points Park and Palm Avenue. Admission is free. 941-366-7040 or DSAsarasota.com. 6-9 p.m. July 1 and every first Friday of the month
Downtown Sarasota First Friday Art Walk
The Downtown Sarasota First Friday Art Walk features businesses, shops and eateries, open late as live music fills the streets. Attendees can shop as they stroll through the businesses and along the downtown sidewalks enjoying dancing, refreshments and special offers. Various locations, Sarasota, 941-366-5731. 6-9 p.m. June 3.
Music on Main
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert featuring music by Kettle of Fish. Beer, wine and food sales will benefit Animal network, Inc. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. 941-907-9243 or lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet. 6-9 p.m. June 3.
Village of the Arts monthly art walk
Stroll Bradenton’s acclaimed artist colony featuring 30 galleries, studios, bakeries, healing arts, specialty shops, all nestled in colorful 1920 cottages, and three five-star restaurants serving delectable foods. Village of the Arts, 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton, villageofthearts.com. 6-9:30 p.m. June 3 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4-5
Stars and Stripes 5K Home Run
The Bradenton Marauders will host the Stars and Stripes 5K Home Run. The race will be held at Pirate City with runners crossing home plate. Participants are encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue for the event. The course includes part of the River Run Golf Course. A one mile option is also available. All participants are invited to the post-race party immediately following the race. Race participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a ticket voucher for one ticket to the same day 2016 Bradenton Marauders Independence Day Celebration game at 6:30 p.m. at McKechnie Field. Top male and female runner overall and in each age group will be invited to be recognized in an on-field ceremony at the game that night. A “best dressed” award will also be given to the participant with the most patriotic outfit. There will be post-game fireworks. Registration: $15-$30. 1701 27th St. E., Bradenton, 941-747-3031 or bradentonmarauders.com/5K. Race is at 8 a.m. July 2.
Palmetto Gun Show
The Palmetto Gun Show will feature local and regional dealers and private collectors offering a huge selection of guns, accessories and many hard to find items. $10 adults, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto, 941-407-410-6870 or bradentongulfislands.com. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10.
“Live from downtown, it’s Friday Night”
“Live from downtown, it’s Friday Night” 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. Towles Court, Sarasota. Admission is free. 941-366-7040 or DSAsarasota.com. 6-9 p.m. July 15.
Ghost Spirit and Orb Walks
Bunker Hill Vineyard will host “Spirit and Orb Walks.” Guests must arrive by 6 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 6:30 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. Reservations are required and are limited to 18 years of age or older. Bunker Hill Vineyards and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette. $10. 941-776-0418 or email@example.com. 6:30 p.m. July 16.
Van Wezel Friday Fest
Van Wezel will host its yearly free outdoor summertime concert series with Jah Movement, July 29, Rebelheart, Aug. 26, and the Dr. Dave Band Sept. 23. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall bayside lawn, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 941-953-3368 or vanwezel.org. All performances are 5-9 p.m.