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Ugly Sweater Christmas Run
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
The Foot Landing and Fishermen’s Village are partnering together for the third annual “Ugly Sweater Christmas Run,” scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 14. You are invited to celebrate a night of … Find out how to read more online.
An evening with JJ Grey
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
See JJ Grey at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club, 118 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, on Dec. 15. From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, … Find out how to read more online.
John Anderson Acoustic Concert in Englewood
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
The Englewood Event Center presents a John Anderson Acoustic Concert, Thursday, Dec. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Reserved seat tickets begin at … Find out how to read more online.
The North Port Concert Band presents ‘Christmas Presence’
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
The North Port Concert Band invites you to join them Thursday, Dec. 8, for some of the most wonderful holiday music in a joyous concert to usher in the holiday … Find out how to read more online.
Christmas Walk on Dearborn — Holiday fun for everyone
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
From 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, Englewood’s W. Dearborn Street and Pioneer Park will become transformed into a winter wonderland. This annual Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Olde Englewood … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Dec 7 2016 11:18AM
VENICE Miles Davis Tribute Venice Art Center and South County Jazz Club presents a Miles Davis Tribute, featuring James Suggs, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Venice Art Center, … Find out how to read more online.
Sandy Forbes —  A woman of many talents
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
Versatile musician Sandy Forbes excels not only on the flute and guitar, but as a talented vocalist. “I perform not only as a solo act, but as the lead singer … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Tree Lighting, Poinsettia Festival and Poinsettia Parade
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned holiday event to put you in a festive mood. And when there are several over two weekends — well, that’s cause for a celebration. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 30 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. MIKE IMBASCIANI & HIS BLUEZ ROCKERZ, (live music), 7 p.m. - … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Founders’ Week
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
Punta Gorda has come a long way since 1887. Celebrate their founding and future, Dec. 1-7. During the first week of December almost 130 years ago, a group of settlers … Find out how to read more online.
New exhibitions premiere at Art Center Sarasota
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
Art Center Sarasota’s 2016-2017 exhibition season, entitled “Common Ground,” continues with four exhibits, which run Dec. 8 to 13, and Dec. 15 to Jan. 20. “Reflections,” in Gallery Four, is … Find out how to read more online.
‘A Christmas Carole and a New Year’s Yves’
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents cabaret stars Carole Bufford and Eric Yves Garcia, with pianist Matt Baker, in “A Christmas Carole and a New Year’s Yves,” Dec. 17, 7:30 … Find out how to read more online.
The Zebra Lounge is a horse of a different color
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
When Venice resident Shivaun Buggeln bought La Dolce Vita this past summer, she knew pretty quickly that she wanted to make some changes. The downtown Venice wine bar had been … Find out how to read more online.
Winks Old Town Grill: New menu items, same low prices
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
The Hensons — Sydney, Donnie and Jamie, proud owners of one of Englewood’s most popular breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurants, work well together as a family. Sydney, Donnie’s mom, manages … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Dec 7 2016 11:18AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Office Christmas Party Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. | Rated R | Comedy When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief … Find out how to read more online.
Gulfshore Opera sets Christmas pageant at CPAC
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
The Gulfshore Opera will perform a Renaissance-style Christmas pageant, “Laud to the Nativity,” at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda. The … Find out how to read more online.
Cracker Country hosts special holiday event
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
You don’t have to wait until the next Florida State Fair to visit Cracker Country, a charming road trip destination that pays homage to 19th century Florida and its intrepid … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM

Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Incarnate Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min. | Rated PG-13 | Horror/suspense, thriller An unconventional exorcist (Aaron Eckhart) must use his psychic abilities to do battle with a … Find out how to read more online.



Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
VENICE All American Holiday Tea Venice Art Center’s Annual “All American Holiday Tea,” is Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m. Go early and enjoy the mystery wine bags. There are prizes for … Find out how to read more online.
Fine Arts Festival on Dearborn, Dec. 3-4
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
A two-day juried Winter Fine Arts Festival will be taking place this weekend along Historic Dearborn Street in Englewood. “This event is being sponsored by the Olde Englewood Village Association … Find out how to read more online.
Thanksgiving 2016: Let someone else do the cooking
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
While some people love to cook their own Thanksgiving meals because they love the aroma of roasting turkey wafting through their homes, others are content to relax and let someone … Find out how to read more online.
Gloria Musicae presents ‘Too Hot to Handel’
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
For something completely different and certifiably rousing, Gloria Musicae heats up the holidays with “Too Hot to Handel,” an exuberant, gospel reinvention of Handel’s classic, “Messiah,” Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 … Find out how to read more online.
The Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
Experience a weekend enjoying warm Gulf breezes, fresh seafood and outstanding live musical performances at America’s No. 1 beach — The Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival on Dec. 3-4. … Find out how to read more online.
Rita Beach: Singer, musician, songwriter
Tue  Dec 6 2016 04:06PM
Rita Beach performs at many area restaurants and club venues, including the Island Café on the Bay at Matlacha, Peace River Seafood Restaurant, Punta Gorda, American Legion Post 110, American … Find out how to read more online.
Burnt Store Presbyterian Church Christmas Sing
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
Burnt Store Presbyterian Church invites singers and ringers to join in a festive Christmas Carol Celebration on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. There will be a “community choir” as … Find out how to read more online.
Local leaders to host the second annual Madrigal Dinner
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
Once again, community leaders will be recognized at the Charlotte Players Madrigal Dinner. The dinner is a traditional Boar’s Head feast, a Christmas season celebration with all the music, dancing … Find out how to read more online.
Peace, Peace A holiday concert
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
On Thursday, Dec. 1, 125 chorus students will be featured when Charlotte High School’s Vocal Department presents their Holiday Concert. The public is cordially invited to attend this free musical … Find out how to read more online.
‘Comedy Diner’ comes to the Langdon Playhouse
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
Get ready for some serious laughs when the Charlotte Players presents its first “Comedy Diner” on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. Tyler Colfer, … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre helps celebrate 22 years of ‘Late Nite Catechism’
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
Venice Theatre is proud to present Late Nite Catechism on Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3 and 8 p.m. Late Nite Catechism, written by … Find out how to read more online.
El Dorado Maya Mexican Restaurant
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
The history of Mexican food is lengthy and storied. Many aficionados of the genre believe that authentic Mexican food was derived from the Mayan Indians, who primarily prepared their meals … Find out how to read more online.
Island-style dining at Rum Bay Restaurant
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Florida “mainlanders” in search of casual, island-style dining, will discover that and more at Rum Bay Restaurant, a local favorite for over 25 years. Guests begin their island adventure … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Christmas Boat Parade
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
The annual Venice Christmas Boat Parade is set for 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3. (Rain date is the next day.) In 1989 Jim Hussmann and a couple of others formed … Find out how to read more online.
8th Annual American Fine Craft Show Sarasota
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
The American Fine Craft Show Sarasota returns to Sarasota, Dec. 2, 3 and 4, at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., in Sarasota. The event, now in its eighth year, features … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 23 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. SELWYN BIRCHWOOD, (live music), 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Englewoods on … Find out how to read more online.
Christmas holiday events moving ahead in Rotonda West
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
The Christmas season is a busy time in Rotonda West. Several committees are well-along in their planning for the community’s 27th Island & Gazebo Lighting & Boat Parade on Saturday, … Find out how to read more online.
Toys raised for children of Charlotte County
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
A Christmas toy run will be held Dec. 4, at MS Rascal’s Loony Bin to support Toys for Tots and Santa’s Helpers. People will gather for the motorcycle run starting … Find out how to read more online.
FST’s Cabaret season continues with Piano Men
Tue  Nov 29 2016 10:15AM
Florida Studio Theatre’s (FST) second Cabaret show, Piano Men brings the passion and pizazz of some of the greatest known piano players of the 20th century to center stage. Piano … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM


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