Weekend

Weekend go & do listings

MANATEE

Benefit for Nik: Skipper’s Pub and Grill, 10104 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Please come out and show your support at a Benefit4Nik at noon Jan. 31 for the family and loved ones Nikolas “Nik” Reek left behind. Donations are greatly appreciated to help with the costs associated with his loss. Musical entertainment provided by Wikked Jester and The Burghs. All money collected, above the expenses incurred, will be donated to the Manatee Community College’s Culinary scholarship in Nik’s name. Information: 798-9898.

Lunar New Year Celebration: Panda Buffet, 3901 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

The Lunar New Year Celebration highlighting the Year of the Ox will be 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 with traditional lion dancing, a symbol of good luck and the most important training and cultural aspects of Chinese martial arts. Admission: free. Information: 746-9880.

Suncoast Gun Show: Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto

The Suncoast Gun Show will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1. Admission: $8, children 12 and younger are free. Information: (330) 963-6964.

Antique Appraisal Day: South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

Appraisers Bruce Crissy, from Crissy Galleries in Sarasota, Julie McClure, of Appraisals and Sales by Julie McClure, and Ina Baden, from Palma Sola Sales and Appraisals, will do appraisals on a first-come, first-serve basis noon-4 p.m. Feb. 5. Appraisals are $5 for one item, $25 for six items. All proceeds benefit the museum. Information: 746-4131.

Charity Car Show: H3 Automotive and Performance, 3202 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton

Car Club Afterhours is hosting a Charity Car Show noon-4 p.m. Feb. 8 featuring classic, imported and domestic cars and vendor booths and live music. Woody’s BBQ will provide food for sale. The event benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Information: 504-1368.

SARASOTA

St. Armands Circle Art Festival: St. Armands Circle, Lido Key, Sarasota

The Sixth Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, featuring artwork from more than 200 talented, juried local and national artists, hand selected from hundreds of applicants. All the artwork, including paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics, is original and handmade in America. Information: (954) 472-3755 or visit www.artfestival.com

Sarasota Winter Antiques Show and Sale: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

The Sarasota Antiques Show and Sale, with more than 50 exhibitors offering a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books, crafts and more, will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 and noon-5 p.m. Feb. 1. Tickets: $6; good all three days. Information: 954-4165.

Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

The Sarasota Philatelic Club, Inc. will have its Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 8 featuring more than 40 dealers from across the country, appraisals, silent auction, learning center, door prizes and U.S. and U.N. Postal Service Stations. Admission: free. Information: 993-0919

Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival: Siesta Key Village along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota

The 15th Annual Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Feb. 7-8, featuring craft work from more than 150 talented, juried local and national artists, hand selected from hundreds of applicants. All the craft work, including paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics, is original and handmade in America. Information: (954) 472-3755 or visit www.artfestival.com.

TAMPA/ST. PETErsburg

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art and Craft Festival: St. Petersburg

The 15th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, featuring art and craft work from more than 100 talented, juried local and national artists, hand selected from hundreds of applicants. All the art and craft work, including paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics, is original and handmade in America. Information: (954) 472-3755 or visit www.artfestival.com.

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