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Old 11-21-2014, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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The weekend is here and time for the list of events going on in the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice area this weekend. The weather looks to cooperate as well with temps to be at or slightly above 80. I personally am giving thanks that I do not live where there is lake effect snow measuring 7 feet!

Friday

Live from downtown Sarasota, It's Friday Night -- live performances at Towles Court, 6 - 9 pm, free admission.


Friday & Saturday


Venice Symphony Orchestra opens it's season -- performances at the new Venice Performing Arts Center, Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 3:30 or 7:30 pm. Tickets $20 and up. Call 207-8822.

Kevin Nealon (of Saturday Night Live fame) performs at McCurdy's Comedy Club in Sarasota -- performances at 7 & 9:30 pm both nights. Tickets $40. McCurdy's Comedy Theatre and Humor Institue

Sarasota Ballet -- Balanchine, Tuckett & Bruce at the Opera House. Performances Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday 2 & 7:30 pm. Tickets $35 & up. The Sarasota Ballet - Director Iain Webb


Friday - Sunday

Sarasota - Bradenton Home Show -- at the Manatee Convention Center in Palmetto, free admission. Friday 11-6, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5. Kitchens, baths, home improvement projects, patios, landscaping - anything and everything to do with fixing up your home.


Saturday


Farmers Market at Lakewood Ranch's Main street - 10 am to 2 pm. Also farmers markets in downtown Bradenton, downtown Sarasota & Sarasota at Beneva & Proctor.

Mainly Art Bazaar - art, crafts & antiques. Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton, 9 am - 2 pm.

Christmas in Pinecraft -- very popular arts & crafts festival at the Beneva Marketplace, Beneva & Bahia Vista, 9 am - 4 pm.

The Flavor Run -- at Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch. Event starts at 10 am, must pay ahead & pick up race packet. Family focused fitness 5K event where participants get covered in fruit flavored, colored powder. For more info go to Home | The Flavor Run 5k - Family Events

Dream Makers Ball -- Benefit for Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota, 6 - 11 pm at Hyatt Regency, tickets $350/each. Great Futures Start Here | Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County

Every Saturday / Pups at the Point -- dogs & their owners can stroll the grounds of Historic Spanish Point in Osprey, 9 am - 4 pm, become a member & the weekly event is free.


Saturday & Sunday


Harvest Fest -- Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St E, Bradenton. 9 am - 5 pm, pony & elephant rides, arts & crafts, food vendors, circus performers. Adults $3 or 2/$5.

Bridge Street Arts & Crafts Festival -- Anna Maria Island at historical Bridge Street, 10 am - 5 pm.

Sarasota Fine Arts Festival -- original paintings, sculptures, glass, jewelry, etc. Free admission, Gulfstream & Main in downtown Sarasota, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 11-5.

Last weekend of the Sarasota Medieval Fair -- knights & damsels, turkey legs & ale. Sarasota Fairground on Ringling. Adults $16.95, students/seniors $14.95, 5 - 12/$8.95


Sunday


Ponies under the Palms -- Mustangs & Fords car show at Lakewood Ranch's Main Street, 10 am - 3 pm.

Melissa Etheridge performs at the Van Wezel -- tickets $40 - $90, for more info go to Sarasota, Florida - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Bradenton Motorsports Park -- Grudge Racing: all cars, trucks or motorcycles. Tickets $14/adults, 11 & under get in free. More info at Bradenton Motorsports Park Bradenton, Florida

Drum Circle -- Siesta Key Beach just before sunset, free.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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EXcellent, Thank You !!!!!!!
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