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Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
OPEN MIC WITH COWBOY JAMES, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Open Road Bar, 4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. 863-494-0140. ELLIE LEE & THE BLUES FURY, (live music), 6:30 p.m. Englewoods … Find out how to read more online.
Asolo Rep Theatre proudly presents ‘Kaleidoscope’
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Asolo Rep’s Education & Outreach department proudly presents “Kaleidoscope: The Spectacular Sensation Extravaganza!” on Monday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Mertz Theatre, on the set of Asolo Rep’s … Find out how to read more online.
‘20th-Year Anniversary Musical Retrospective’
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
When Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota founders Jerold and Lee Dougherty Ross hosted their first concerts 20 years ago in the lobby of their Sarasota condominium, little did they know … Find out how to read more online.
Art Center Sarasota’s new exhibitions May 19-June 25 ‘#postdigital’ & ‘Local 707’
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Art Center Sarasota’s 2015-2016 exhibition season, entitled “In the Studio,” continues with its fifth exhibition cycle, which runs May 19-June 25. “#postdigital,” in galleries One, Two and Three, highlights regional artists … Find out how to read more online.
Meet new owners, Cedric and Rita, at Englewood's Bay Pointe Grill
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
In February, new owners Cedric and Rita LeBozec took over Englewood’s popular family restaurant, the Bay Pointe Grill. Faithful customers will be happy to learn that very little about the … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda to flex its flower power
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Punta Gorda’s own version of flower power will be in full bloom at Gilchrist Park for the 12th annual Hibiscus Festival May 13, 14 and 15. From beautiful blooms to … Find out how to read more online.
Finger-picking good
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Drew Gale, a finger-style guitarist and songwriter from South Pasadena, Calif., said he got his professional start due to another musician’s misfortune. “It all started in high school,” he said. … Find out how to read more online.
‘Mixed Media Mania’ — a solo exhibit featuring artist Raven Skye McDonough
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Florida art lovers have an opportunity to view some of Raven Skye McDonough’s more recent artwork on display at Soos Jewelry and Design Gallery located in The Brickyard Plaza, … Find out how to read more online.
Marty Stuart brings his unique brand of gospel and honky-tonk to the Englewood Event Center
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
A prevalent figure in American country music for over the last 40 years, Marty Stuart brings his unique brand of gospel and honky-tonk to the Englewood Event Center on Friday, … Find out how to read more online.
The Artisans Atelier of Punta Gorda presents a multimedia exhibit at the Visual Arts Center
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
The Visual Arts Center will host the Artisan’s Atelier, a venue of working artists’ studios and gallery located in Downtown Punta Gorda. Featured artists include: Gina Battle, Dedo Christina, Helen … Find out how to read more online.
‘Gallery Walk Salutes our Military’
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Gallery Walk will be thanking all of our military this month and Downtown Punta Gorda will be decked out in red, white and blue this Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Angry Birds Movie Runtime: 1 hr. 37 min. | Rated PG | Action/adventure, animated On an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds (or almost entirely), … Find out how to read more online.
Summer camps & adult classes at Venice Theatre now registering
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Online registration is open for Venice Theatre’s summer adult classes and TheatreFest ’16, the popular annual children’s theater camp. There are five camp sessions and a variety of adult classes … Find out how to read more online.
Exercise creativity at ArtSpace
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
If you enjoy working on creative and fun activities while hanging out with friends, you’ll love ArtSpace, located in a beautiful new studio at 106 E. Pocono Trail, Nokomis. Throughout … Find out how to read more online.
A new home for Kay’s BBQ and Restaurant
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Horras Sheffield may have not traveled the most direct path to get to restaurant ownership, but since he’s arrived there, he’s never looked back. That was more than 40 years … Find out how to read more online.
Blue Tequila: Family run, family friendly
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
When a restaurant’s employees willingly pose for pictures peeking through life-size cutouts of a Mexican senor and senorita, you know you’ve come to a fun and friendly place. Blue Tequila … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Darkness Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min. | Rated PG-13 | Horror, suspense/thriller As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring … Find out how to read more online.
‘James and the Giant Peach’ opens at Venice Theatre
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Venice Theatre is delighted to present its “Generations” production of the new musical Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach.” The show will have a limited run on the theater’s … Find out how to read more online.


Treat Mom to something special on Mother's Day
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Spring is in the air — that perfect time to celebrate moms, stepmoms, grandmothers and those special ladies in your life. Dining out, whether for breakfast, brunch or dinner, always … Find out how to read more online.
Time Trax — high energy duo with a big sound
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Mike Morris and Jillian Heyward, better known as the Time Trax Duo, produce the exciting sound of a full band. For Mike, sound quality is important and he’s constantly upgrading … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
OPEN MIC WITH COWBOY JAMES, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Open Road Bar, 4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. 863-494-0140. JASON HARMON GROUP, (live music), 6:30 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 … Find out how to read more online.
Pickin’ Picnic to rock Bradenton’s Riverwalk
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Realize Bradenton will rock Bradenton’s Riverwalk with the fifth Pickin’ Picnic showcasing the region’s music scene. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a food truck battle, followed by live … Find out how to read more online.
Cinco de Mayo is here — Let’s party!
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Cinco de Mayo — which translates to “the fifth of May” — celebrates the small, poorly armed Mexican army’s victory over Napoleon’s mighty army on May 5, 1862. According to history.com, … Find out how to read more online.
Menu full at dinner theater
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
The thing about the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is, the plate is always full. It doesn’t go down when the thermometer rises. Fall and winter? There are good shows and … Find out how to read more online.
Gram Cracker Café — It’s like eating at home with family
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Lynne Miller, Gram, prepares tasty comfort food and desserts in her cozy Gram Cracker Café in Englewood from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Her husband Steve, a Florida native, or “Cracker,” … Find out how to read more online.
Not your grandma’s lemonade
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Tart. Sweet. Crisp. Chances are, wherever you grew up, lemonade was part of your childhood. It was the treat kids were allowed to have. On a hot, summer night it … Find out how to read more online.
Frank ‘Monk’ Beyea — Englewood writer, photographer, artist
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
After many visits to Englewood starting in the late 1900s, Frank “Monk” Beyea made a decision to relocate here permanently. He loved fishing, golf and photography, so for him this … Find out how to read more online.
Pitching in on Earth Day
Wed  Apr 20 2016 08:30AM
Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 since it was founded in 1970. The movement toward taking better care of the earth and conserving resources seems to have begun … Find out how to read more online.
Page to Stage offers regional premier May 12-22
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Following the end of a 14-year run of Banyan Theater Company with the death of its founder and chief benefactor, Jerry Finn, the arrival of Page to Stage productions on … Find out how to read more online.
Key Lime Fest returns to Punta Gorda
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
It’s hard to believe that a fruit brought to the Caribbean and southern Florida by early Spanish explorers could cause such a commotion. Key lime has become very popular through … Find out how to read more online.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents ‘My Favorite Things: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein’
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents the Gloria Musicae Singers, with guest soloists, soprano Mara Bonde, mezzo soprano Katherine Pracht, tenor Aaron Blake and baritone Marcus De Loach in “My … Find out how to read more online.
Theatre Conspiracy presents ‘Running’ by Arlene Hutton May 6–21
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Theatre Conspiracy is proud to present the Florida premiere of “Running” by Arlene Hutton. The show opens Friday, May 6. “Running” stars professional equity actor Brendan Powers and local favorite … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota welcomes back top notch juried craft fair
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
The 13th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival is slated for May 7-8, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This popular two-day event, considered among the very best craft shows … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Captain America: Civil War Runtime: 2 hr. 26 min. | Rated PG-13 | Action/adventure, Sci-Fi/fantasy Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left … Find out how to read more online.
Sonny’s BBQ — ‘Local Pitmasters since ’68’
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
In 1968, Sonny Tillman decided to open a barbecue restaurant in Gainesville, Fla., known as Sonny’s BBQ. From that humble beginning nearly 50 years ago, Sonny’s has emerged as one … Find out how to read more online.
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones: Returning to the roots of blues
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Doug Deming got the idea for the name of his band from his wife on the day he proposed to her. “I gave her a diamond ring and she said, … Find out how to read more online.


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