Weekend

GO & DO: Fun things to do this week

MANATEE

Cinema Cafe: The Bishop Planetarium at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

South Florida Museum presents Cinema Cafe, a year-round program with eight-week series of thematically linked films and documentaries focusing on cultural, social and scientific topics. The first series “Beginnings & Endings,” will run through June 4. The last movie of the series, “Dr. Strangelove,” will be 7 p.m. June 4. The Bishop Planetarium will be open 5-10 p.m. each Thursday evening. Admission: $8 per screening. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Information: 746-4131 or visit www.southfloridamuseum.org.

First Friday Art Walk: Village of the Arts, 12th Avenue West, Bradenton

The Bradenton Village of the Arts will hold its First Friday and Saturday Art Walk 6-9 p.m. June 5 and 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 6. All studios and galleries, featuring fine art, furniture, jewelry, clothing and antiques, will be open to the public. Art walk guides available at all galleries. Information: 747-8056.

First Friday Open Mic: The Village Bookshop, 1006 11 Ave. W., Bradenton

An open mic will be 8-10 p.m. June 5 during Bradenton’s Village of the Arts artwalk in the garden at the Village Bookshop. All poets, musicians, stand-up comedians, ranters, ravers, authors, and readers are welcome to this “free speech” event. Information: 750-9141.

Pancake Breakfast: Christian Life Center, 3607 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton

The Board of Trustees of Ellenton United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. June 6 featuring pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Cost: $4. Information: 729-6802.

Farmer’s Market: Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach

The Historic Bridge Street Merchants Association will host a Farmer’s Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 6, featuring locally grown plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables from area farmers and suppliers, as well as cooking demonstrations by local chefs and local and regional arts and crafts items. Information: 518-4431.

Concert in the Grove: Mixon’s Fruit Farm, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton

A Concert in the Grove will be 6-9 p.m. June 11 featuring live music by “oldies to country” band, The Wheedles. Food, beer and wine available for purchase. No coolers please. Chairs are available or bring your own. The 50/50 raffle benefits the Matthews Wildlife Rescue. The concert is free, parking is $5. Information: 748-5829 or visit www.mixon.com

Church Yard Sale: Oneco First Baptist Church, 1700 51st Ave. W., Bradenton

The Oneco First Baptist Church will host a Church Yard Sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13. Food will be available for purchase. Information: 755-1690.

Teen Film Screening: Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton

The Manatee County Central Library is pleased to announced a special movie screening for teens at 6 p.m. June 16 featuring the popular film, “Twilight.” The event is open to all, but targets teens ages 12-18. Seating is free and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is necessary. Information: 748-555555, ext. 6309 or visit www.mymanatee.org/library/master.html

Fridays Free Film Series “Reels at Rossi”: Rossi Park, Third Avenue West, between Ninth Street West and U.S. 301, Bradenton

The City of Bradenton is hosting a free film series “Reels at Rossi” every third Friday through December. The “PG”-rated series continues with “Star Wars, The Clone Wars” June 19

All movie times are 7 p.m. and sunset in summer. Bring blanket or chair. For more information, contact Anna Pohl at 704-4366 or apohl@ddabradenton.com.

Farmer’s Market: Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach

The Historic Bridge Street Merchants Association will host a Farmer’s Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 20, featuring locally grown plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables from area farmers and suppliers, as well as cooking demonstrations by local chefs and local and regional arts and crafts items. Information: 518-4431.

Concert in the Grove: Mixon’s Fruit Farm, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton

A Concert in the Grove will be 6-9 p.m. June 25 featuring live music by the Goodbye Eddie band. Food, beer and wine available for purchase. No coolers please. Chairs are available or bring your own. The 50/50 raffle benefits Dignity Nest, Inc. The concert is free, parking is $5. Information: 748-5829 or visit www.mixon.com

SARASOTA

First Friday Walk: Burns Square, Sarasota

Historic Burns Square welcomes everyone to the First Friday Walk 6-9 p.m. June 5. The public will be able to enjoy shopping, dining, galleries and entertainment in the district between Ringling Boulevard and Oak Street. For more information e-mail contact@burnssquare.com or visit [JUMP]www.Burnssquare.com.

Friday Dance Party: Payne Park Auditorium, 2100 Laurel St., Sarasota

Fun with or without partner, the public can enjoy a full variety of dance music by the five-piece Sig Harder Band 8-11 p.m. June 5. There will be free coffee, cake, sodas and snacks. BYOB. Admission: $10. Information: 726-0569.

World Ocean Day Family Festival: Mote Marine Aquarium Courtyard, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota

Mote Marine will host the 2009 World Ocean Day Family Festival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7. Visitors can enjoy making crafts, collages, face painting, playing ocean-themed games, including an ocean-themed Simon says, local environmental and conservations groups providing information The event is free with admission to the Aquarium. Admission: $17 adults, $12 children 12 and younger, free for children 4 and younger. Information: 388-4441.

Monday Night Movies: Historic Asolo Theater, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Monday Night Movies at the Historic Asolo Theater is presented by the Sarasota Film Festival will run through June 29. The series, “The Art of Hollywood Comedy” continues with “Sullivan’s Travels,” June 8. All movie times are at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7. Information: 360-7399 or visit www.ringling.org.

St. Armands Circle Craft Festival: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota

The Eighth Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13 and 14, featuring local and national crafters displaying and selling folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, clothing, scented soaps and body products. Information: 472-3755 or visit www.artfestival.com

International Dance Show: Primo! Ristorante, 8076 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Join Tahja, belly dancers, ballroom dancers and folk dancers 6-9 p.m. June 28 for an evening celebrating different cultures, arts and dances. Admission: $5. Information: 349-3494 or e-mail interproductions@comcast.net.

TAMPA/ST. PETErsburg

16th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival: Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach

The St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival celebrates its 16th anniversary 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6-7 featuring quality original crafts from local and national crafters including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, clothing, scented soaps and body products. Information: (954) 472-3755 or visit www.artfestival.com

Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival: Vinoy Park, Bayfront, St. Petersburg

The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival will be noon-10 p.m. June 13 and 1-10 p.m. June 14. Information: (727) 327-1277 or visit www.tampacarnival.com

Juneteenth Family Festival: Campbell Park, 601 14th St. S., St. Petersburg

The Juneteenth Family Festival will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 20. Information: (727)743-6792.

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