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What’s Happening in Sarasota, the Beaches and Beyond - November 9-11

It is our pleasure to bring you just a "slice" of what's available to do this coming weekend in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice area of Florida.  

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Sights & Sins of Sarasota Trolley Tour

Friday | 9:30 a.m.

You get to choose! A 1.5 hr adventure on the mainland OR staying on-board for the full 3 hr tour including Lido Key & a box lunch picnic! From SRQ Airport to the quaint neighborhoods of Downtown Sarasota to the beautiful gulf views from Lido Key, our professional guides will share with you all that Sarasota has to offer. As you ride along to see the various sites, you will hear details of what there is to see and do in the area, local history, interesting trivia and a few of the ‘Sins’ that happened here. Our air-conditioned trolley will take you to some of the hidden gems that even many locals don’t know about! 3 hr tour includes a box lunch picnic, stops where you can take photos, stretch your legs or use restrooms. We will also have a ‘cool’ surprise for each guest… but if we told you what it is it wouldn’t be a surprise now would it?

F.A.M.E. Music City Event

Friday & Saturday

Your Favorite Local Bands & Musicians Provide NON STOP LIVE MUSIC FOR 2 DAYS. Silent Auction, Food & Merchandise Vendors. Funds raised used to purchase music instruments for local schools.

SarasotaMOD Weekend

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) presents SarasotaMOD Weekend November 9 – 11, 2018. The fifth annual midcentury modern architecture festival celebrating the centennial of Sarasota School of Architecture co-founder Paul Rudolph. Featuring lectures, film screening, art exhibition, house and trolley tours of exclusive Rudolph structures and evening social events. Plus, meet Paul Goldberger, American architectural critic and educator.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Sunday | 2:00 p.m.

Join this eclectic group of characters in this Tony Award winning comedy by Christopher Durang. Three “unique” siblings live, love and argue in their family’s home, that just happens to be located in a cherry orchard! (Yes, there are some great Chekhov moments.) Will they lose their ancestral home? Fun, smart and the Drama Desk Award winner for outstanding new play!

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

A distant heir to a family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash of murder. This Broadway hit is filled with unforgettable music, nonstop comedy, and a scene-stealing role for one actor who plays all eight of the doomed heirs. Can Monty Navarro, juggle his fiancé and his mistress, knock off all eight of the heirs without being caught, and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? See this knock ‘em dead TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL to find the answers.

Unchained Melodies

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Under the streetlamps of East Coast cities, doo-wop emerged, bringing tight harmony to the soundtrack of the 1950s. Beginning with doo-wop groups like The Drifters and The Platters, "Unchained Melodies" celebrates the swingin’ harmonies of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Featuring songs like “Blue Moon,” “16 Candles,” “Save The Last Dance,” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

Ghosts & Gruesomes Tour

Friday & Saturday | 7:15 p.m.

Are there ghosts in Sarasota? Are there unsolved or intriguing murder cases? Absolutely! Join us on this dark and creepy 75 minute walk to hear what we found out when we went exploring the dark streets of Sarasota at night!

17th Annual Suncoast Food & Wine Fest

Saturday | 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy samplings from more than 40 restaurants, wonderful wines, beer and live music at the Suncoast Food & Wine Fest. Organized by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch, festival proceeds have provided more than $1.6 million in grants to charity. You will never have so much fun doing so much good!

Yoga at the Umbrella House

Sunday | 9:00 a.m.

2 Icons meet: Yoga and the Umbrella House! Experience a rare opportunity to salute the sun at what Architectural Digest named “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century.” Join Lynn Burgess for an inspired yoga practice at this iconic landmark. Sure to invoke a bit of magic and beauty, seemingly out of thin air.

Sarasota Veterans’ Day Parade

Sunday | 10:00 a.m.

You can salute local vets during the Sarasota Veterans' Day Parade. The Parade, hosted by the City of Sarasota in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will begin at 10 a.m. at Main Street and Osprey Avenue and will end at approximately 11 a.m. at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park at the corner of Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue where a ceremony will be held. The theme is: "All gave some. Some gave all." This year's parade honors Vietnam Veterans.

Veterans Day Celebration

Sunday | 11:00 a.m.

The Englewood Community Redevelopment Area and the Friends of Englewood Veterans Memorial and Freedom Pavilion is hosting its third annual Veterans Day Celebration of Honor at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Englewood Veterans Memorial. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Barber of Seville at the Sarasota Opera House

Sunday | 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro - secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.

Manatee Performing Arts Center - Cabaret

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

It’s the early 1930s in Berlin and life is changing. On the horizon is an ugly and dangerous threat, but that’s no concern for sensational cabaret singer Sally Bowles, whose only goal in life is to have a good time. Sally soon finds herself living with a young writer visiting from America to work on a new novel. While their relationship moves beyond just being friends, around them the lives of citizens go from ordinary to a nightmare. Will Sally recognize her own selfishness or will she look at the ground as the Nazis steamroll over everything she holds dear? Be part of the action with limited on-stage seating!

Bradenton Farmers’ Market

Saturday | 9:00 a.m.

A place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, upbeat music, demonstrations by local chefs, and family activities. Parking is free on weekends, and dogs on leashes are always welcome. The market sets up every Saturday on Old Main Street, just north of Manatee Avenue from the first weekend in October to the last week in May.


Saturday | 10:00 a.m.

KidSpace is a program for kids who want to explore everything there is to know about space and become Masters of the Universe. From 10:15 – 11 am on the second and fourth Saturday morning of each month, we’ll unleash the awesome power of the Bishop Planetarium, taking off from Earth’s surface and flying to places no human has gone before: the Sun, the planets, other moons of our solar system, newly discovered solar systems in our galaxy and beyond. KidSpace is designed for kids in elementary school (grades 1-5), and their grown-ups.

IQuest – Food for Thought

Saturday | 4:00 p.m.

IQuest is a monthly program for middle school students in grades 6-8. While each IQuest is different, you can always expect challenging projects and games that inspire out-of-the-box solutions to real world problems. IQuest takes place on the second Saturday of most months from 4-8 pm.

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Master Sand Sculptors from across the U.S. will compete in paired teams for Thousands in prize money. Other events connected to the competition will take place, as well. Those activities, including live music and food and retail vendors in a "vendor village" setting are also a part of the festival.

St. Armand’s Circle Fall Art Festival

Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 a.m.

It's the 30th Annual St. Armand's Circle Fall Art Festival around Circle Park. Usually held under sunny skies, with warm temperatures, this outdoor festival on my Sarasota Calendar of Events is attended by thousands of art lovers who come to see and buy the works of artists from around the nation.

Stone Crab Festival

Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 a.m.

It's time to "get crackin" at the 7th Annual Stone Crab Festival in the fishing village of Cortez, along Sarasota Bay. Two days of food, drinks, live music, beer tent, a kids zone plus fresh stone crabs.

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 a.m.

For some old time fun check out the annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. There's jousting, human combat chess tournaments, rides and games along with food and drinks from turkey legs to hearty ales. There's also Celtic music and the new artisan marketplace with over 100 shops, food, and snack booths plus 11 stages holding over 75 shows daily!

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