Fairs, festivals & more
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
The Summer Kid Series 2016: “Rio 2,” July 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: “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. The Bolshoi Ballet in HD line-up: “The Golden Age,” Oct. 16. “The Bright Stream,” Nov. 6. “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 18. “The Sleeping Beaty,” Jan. 22. “Swan Lake,” Feb. 5. “A Contemporary Evening,” March 19. “A Hero of our Time,” April 9. All Bolshoi Ballet tickets are $14-$16. 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 or email@example.com. 10 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 5.
Robinson Preserve PokeWalk
Manatee’s Parks and Natural Resources department will host a PokeWalk, kicking off the evening with Trainer Tips to help visitors discover how to hunt for Pokémon in the preserves and parks safely. Throughout the evening staff will drop lures near the preserve’s entrance, and will host a few special activities like a Pokémon photo contest. Team colors are encouraged. Bring extra battery or power pack (cellular coverage can be a bit spotty and may drain batteries faster), water, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray, blankets or chairs. 1704 99th St. NW., Bradenton, 941-748-4501 or mymanatee.org. 6:30-8 p.m. July 22.
Snooty’s 68th Birthday Bash and Wildlife Festival
Celebrate the birthday of Snooty the manatee with plenty of games and activities for all ages and reduced price admission. $9 adults, $8 seniors 65 and up, $7 children ages 4-12, children ages 3 and younger are admitted free of charge with a paying adult. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, 941-746-4131 or southfloridamuseum.org. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23.
Coquina Beach Market
Stroll de 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.
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. “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: “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.
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Drive “Christmas in July”
Family Home Health Services and Bradenton Senior Living at Woodlands Village are hosting a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Drive “Christmas in July,” featuring members of the US Marine Force. There will be food and entertainment. All donations will remain in Manatee County. Woodlands Village, 1055 301 Blvd. E., Bradenton. Contact Judy Hall at 941-812-1545. 2-3 p.m. July 25.
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.
Adults Social 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. No dance during the month of August.
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.
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.
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.
Military Appreciation Day
Help celebrate the troops, local veterans and their families a this free event featuring Veteran Services, Veteran Service Dog demonstrations, Patriotic DJ, prize drawings, kids crafts, rescue and service dogs. Florida Dog Guides FTD, 2016 27th St. E., Bradenton, 941-932-3079 or floridadogguidesFTD.org. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30.
Saturday Night Rocks
Del Couch Music Education Foundation and Drug-Free Manatee will host “Saturday Night Rocks,” a monthly teen-only event with live music, pizza, and fun. The goals of the event is to provide a safe place for teens to support their favorite local musicians. The monthly concerts will feature musicians from the Foundation. The event is free for all teens aged 14 and up. Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-545-4379. 7-10 p.m. July 30.
Toys for Tots benefit “Christmas in July”
The Marine Corps League will host a “Christmas in July” cookout for the benefit of Toys for Tots. The cookout will feature chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, corn on the cob, potato salad and summer salad. Donation: $10. Marine Corps League Desoto Detachment 588, 5225 26th St. W., Bradenton, 941-301-4598. At noon July 31.
Marly Music Series
The Marly Music Series returns to the Museum of Fine Arts and will feature the following concerts: 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.
Music on Main
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert featuring music by Ocean Road Band. Beer, wine and food sales will benefit Selah Freedom. Bring chairs and blankets. There will be rides and activities for kids. No coolers allowed. Dogs on short leashes are permitted. Admission is free. 941-907-9243 or lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet. 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5.
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. Aug. 5-6.
St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk
Various art districts in St. Petersburg will become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk featuring 40 galleries and studios premiering new works of art. Free ArtWalk trolleys encompass the arts disctrict. Free parking is available. Maps of the area and list of participants is available at stpeteartsalliance.org. Various locations in St. Petersburg. 5-9 p.m. Aug. 13.
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. Aug. 13.
Sarasota/Manatee CureSearch 5k and 1-mile Fun Run
The Sarasota/Manatee CureSearch 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run “Candy’s Circus Run” will bring together more than 200 people to celebrate children with cancer and honor those who have lost their fight. Funds raised at the Walk will help funding the pediatric cancer research of CureSearch. The event will have a circus theme and there will be themed characters throughout the course and themed games will be set up. Registration: $20-30. Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, 941-524-8452 or candyscircus.org. Opening ceremony, 8 a.m., runs at 8:30 a.m., closing ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.