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Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
OPEN MIC WITH COWBOY JAMES, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Open Road Bar, 4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. 863-494-0140. JUST JOYCE , (live music), 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Moose … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre pays tribute to Neil Diamond and John Denver
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
“America’s Diamond Live starring Jay White” makes its Venice debut on the Venice Theatre MainStage Sunday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 23, at 3 and 8 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Masterful wood sculptures and paintings by Ashley Gray
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Award winning-artist/wood sculptor, Ashley Gray, became fascinated with woodcarving, one of America’s earliest art forms, when he was just 7 years old. During a family visit to Maine, he persuaded … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Jan. 19, ‘Alive After 5’ Marion Avenue: •Sea Grape Gallery will host a meet and greet with their Guest Artist Frances Mangino, a signature member watercolorist, and will also have … Find out how to read more online.
It’s all in the family at Que-Rico
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Good things come in small packages. And finding a great restaurant in the middle of a small strip shopping center feels like opening a special gift on Christmas Day. Que-Rico … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Founder Runtime: 1 hr. 55 min. | Rated PG-13 | drama Written by Robert Siegel, The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of … Find out how to read more online.
Cruise Control is in the driver’s seat
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Warren Koontz of the band Cruise Control says his group is a real driving force for classic rock in the area. Koontz, 72, hails from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. … Find out how to read more online.
Old Florida charm at ‘The Temp’ The Temptation Restaurant on Boca Grande
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
If you enjoy a quaint, old Florida feel and tasty seafood dishes served by knowledgeable servers, you’ll love dining at The Temptation Restaurant. “The Temp,” as it’s called by Boca … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
OPEN MIC WITH COWBOY JAMES, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Open Road Bar, 4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. 863-494-0140. LAUREN MITCHELL BAND, (live music), 7 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 … Find out how to read more online.
Enchanted Garden-themed C.A.R.E. Ball is Jan. 28
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) will host its 29th annual C.A.R.E. Ball on Saturday, Jan. 28. This award-winning event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Venice-Nokomis Rotary Fine Art & Craft Festival
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
More than 80 artisans plus many purveyors of food and drink will fill the festival grounds at Venice Municipal Airport this weekend for the 25th Annual Venice-Nokomis Rotary Fine Art … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Players presents ‘Not Now, Darling’ performances at the Cultural Center
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte Players is proud to announce performance dates for the first Main Stage production of their 2016-2017 Season, the comedy, “Not Now, Darling,” written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Gloria Musicae presents ‘Brahms: Beyond the Lullaby’
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Gloria Musicae presents lilting waltzes of love and passionate gypsy songs from the pen of the symphonic master Johannes Brahms in “Brahms: Beyond the Lullaby,” Sunday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m., … Find out how to read more online.
Let’s Go! in the palm of your hand
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
It has been six months since the brand new Let’s Go! Sun Coast mobile phone app was launched, and with already over 2,600 downloads, and new sponsors, features and events … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Bee Gees Gold A Bee Gees Gold Tribute show fundraiser, is Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Go early for something to eat and drink. … Find out how to read more online.
2nd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival on Jan. 21-22
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association proudly announces the 2nd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival. The event is in Selby Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota (1 Central Ave.), on … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
VENICE Bee Gees Gold A Bee Gee Gold Tribute show fundraiser, is Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Go early for something to eat and … Find out how to read more online.
Sunevents.com at the Cultural Center, Jan. 11 and 12
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
Sunevents.com series continues with an evening full of your favorite Fleetwood Mac music at the Cultural Center. Enjoy the music of the Everly Brothers at the Cultural Center Theater on … Find out how to read more online.
Gold Rush BBQ is a Venice treasure
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
When Bob Overholser and Patrick Caudill opened up Gold Rush BBQ on the Island of Venice 17 years ago, construction had just begun on the U.S. 41 Bypass, and in … Find out how to read more online.


Venice Theatre’s Stage II kicks off New Year with political slugfest, ‘Frost/Nixon’
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
Venice Theatre will continue its 2016-2017 Stage II Season with the area premiere of Frost/Nixon by British film writer and playwright, Peter Morgan. The play will open in Venice Theatre’s … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
The Cherry Bombs set off an explosive sound
Tue  Jan 17 2017 03:45PM
Doug Mock, lead singer for the Cherry Bombs, said the band crosses many genres to entertain its wide range of audiences, from rock, reggae and dance music to funk, indy … Find out how to read more online.
Area Playbill for 2017
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
The new theater season is upon us, and show folk are hitting the boards hard with an impressive list of productions set for 2017. The following synopses, appearing under an … Find out how to read more online.
Eat better pizza at Jet's in North Port
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
When Eugene Jetts and his brother John opened their first Jet’s Pizza in 1978, they wanted their pizza to taste better than any other pizza that their customers could buy. … Find out how to read more online.
Sunevents.com kicks off the new year at the Cultural Center
Thu  Jan 5 2017 04:21PM
Sunevents.com series continues with an evening full of your favorite Fleetwood Mac music at the Cultural Center. On Sunday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m., is one of America’s most well-loved … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota Opera Studio Artists with pianist Kevin Miller
Tue  Jan 10 2017 05:49PM
Sarasota Concert Association’s free Music Matinee Series continues its season with the Sarasota Opera Studio Artists and pianist and music director Kevin Miller, Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon, in David Cohen … Find out how to read more online.
Gulfshore Opera announces Professional Artists in Residence regional tour
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
Gulfshore Opera is pleased to announce the upcoming arrival of five nationally and internationally acclaimed professional artists in residence. This talented group will perform in several Gulfshore Opera productions this … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota Concert Association presents The Minnesota Orchestra
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) continues its 72nd Great Performers Series’ season of bringing world-renowned artists to our region with the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by music director Osmo Vänskä, and … Find out how to read more online.
Enchanted Garden-themed C.A.R.E. Ball is Jan. 28
Thu  Jan 5 2017 04:20PM
The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) will host its 29th annual C.A.R.E. Ball on Saturday, Jan. 28. This award-winning event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte County Concert Band presents ‘Clarinet Candy’
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
In the Charlotte County Cultural Center on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m., the Charlotte County Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Bob Miller, will present “Clarinet Candy.” Celebrating … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Office Hours’
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
For the fourth production of its 30th season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Office Hours” by Norm Foster. This office environment-based comedy, directed by Ralph and Marion Barnes, opens … Find out how to read more online.
The circus comes to town
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
Since P.T. Barnum teamed up with James Anthony Bailey to create the Barnum & Bailey Circus in the 19th century, the entertainment under the big top changed forever. The Circus … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Monster Trucks Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min. | Rated PG | Action/adventure, animated Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Performing Arts Center to feature three great jazz guitarists
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
Larry Coryell, Russell Malone and Nate Najar — three of the most highly regarded jazz guitarists in the country, will be performing solo, duo and trio numbers at the Venice … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
OPEN MIC WITH COWBOY JAMES, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Open Road Bar, 4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. 863-494-0140. JUST JOYCE , (live music), 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Moose … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Players presents ‘Weekend Comedy’
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte Players is proud to announce its third Langdon Playhouse production of the season — the comedy Weekend Comedy, written by Jeanne and Sam Bobrick. Performances will be on Jan. … Find out how to read more online.
Peace River Painters capture Punta Gorda on canvas
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
The Peace River Painters is a group of artists who go out together every Monday morning to paint the unique scenery of Florida. Within a period of three hours, the … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
The 5th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival returns to downtown Sarasota on Jan. 14-15. This year the event moves to Main Street between Osprey and Orange avenues to accommodate … Find out how to read more online.
Two Crackers and a Yankee comes to Punta Gorda
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
When Jamie Richardson wanted to open a barbecue-style restaurant, her husband Lee, owner of Leroy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar in Punta Gorda, told her to “find a place and pull … Find out how to read more online.


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