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Fall for the Arts 2016
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Celebrate the changing season with your family and friends at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., during “Fall for the Arts … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota Concert Association’s popular free lunchtime concert series is back
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Since 1938, the Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) has brought the world’s finest classical musicians to Sarasota with its “Great Performers Series.” The 2016-17 season is no exception, with another notable … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival The Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival is on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Port Charlotte Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road, in Port Charlotte. … Find out how to read more online.
The 7th Annual Fishermen’s Village Pirate Fest
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
The weekend of September 23 marks the return of the annual Pirate Festival held along the water at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda. After a brief hiatus, this highly anticipated … Find out how to read more online.
Another cult favorite comes to the Pinkerton stage Sept. 30 - Oct. 23
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Venice Theatre is the first theater in the area to produce the 2008 Off-Broadway rock musical based on the 1985 B-movie of the same name, “The Toxic Avenger.” Directed by … Find out how to read more online.
Popular bands scheduled at the Englewood Event Center
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
On Saturday, Oct. 1, Black Uhuru featuring Jah Movement Reggae will take the stage. Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). … Find out how to read more online.
Spinning Platter
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Al Holland hasn’t missed a beat, whether performing with The Platters, the Charlotte Symphony or working one of his many gigs either locally or on the road. “I enjoy playing … Find out how to read more online.
Vibrant Florida scenery and wildlife paintings by Susan Gardner
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
At an early age, Susan Gardner dreamed of becoming an artist. She began drawing pictures with pen and ink while attending elementary school in New Jersey then went on to … Find out how to read more online.
Come Together with the Beatles at the Celtic Ray
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
There is no denying that the Beatles had an amazing impact on the music world; especially when the four lads from Liverpool stepped off the plane in New York and … Find out how to read more online.
TT’s Tiki Bar: A watering hole with a Florida theme
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Tucked right behind the Four Points by Sheraton Harborside Hotel, TT’s Tiki Bar is a great spot to sit in one of their multicolored chairs, stick your feet in the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Bringing The Buzz to Port Charlotte
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
From Sept. 28 to October 1, Visani will be hosting world-renowned comedian Killer Beaz. Beaz is a comic that Visani has been trying to bring to the area for over … Find out how to read more online.
‘Jerry’s Girls’ opens Charlotte Players Season
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
“Jerry’s Girls — The Broadway Musical Review,” a tribute to Broadway living legend Jerry Herman, opens the Charlotte Players 2016-17 season at the Langdon Playhouse on Thursday, Sept. 29. Audience … Find out how to read more online.
Zydeco Grille — a true Cajun Creole experience
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Lovers of Cajun delicacies and southern hospitality know where they can satisfy their cravings for the best bayou boiled crawfish, classic Louisiana etouffee, or jambalaya, a signature dish made with … Find out how to read more online.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents ‘Piano Grand’
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Five world-class pianists — Don Bryn, Joseph Holt, Andrew Lapp, Rich Ridenour and Jonathan Spivey — take the Sarasota Opera House stage with five Steinway & Sons grand pianos for … Find out how to read more online.
Picture this as a road trip
Wed  Sep 28 2016 01:00AM
Longboat Key Center for the Arts will host the work of three Ringling graduates, Joseph Arnegger, Tim Jaeger and Tom Stephen, Oct. 7 through Nov. 11. The three graduates of … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
I LOVE FLORIDA ​Poem by Stacy Millett ​Is it possible to fall in love with a piece of land? The warmth, the breeze, the way the trees brush back and … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre opens 2016-17 MainStage Series
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Venice Theatre kicks off its 67th MainStage Season with Neil Simon’s “hilarious” comedy “The Sunshine Boys.” Directed by Ron Ziegler and starring Neil Kasanofsky and Ric Goodwin, the show opens … Find out how to read more online.
Viva International Latino Festival comes to Lakewood Ranch
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
“Viva Sarasota” the International Latino Festival is a full day, family-oriented festival that celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin culture in Downtown Lakewood Ranch on Main Street, September … Find out how to read more online.



Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Upbeat focuses on pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. By Tom Lovasko, Sun Correspondent … Find out how to read more online.
The Peppermints: A breath of fresh air from another era
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Nicole Christian, leader of The Peppermints, has been singing since the age of 10 and brings a youthful enthusiasm to her music that she had as a child. “I came … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood Performing Arts Series
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Englewood Performing Arts has what promises to be an excellent concert schedule for the 2016–2017 season. Providing Great Artists … Great Music … For Greater Englewood for 35 years, the … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Concert Band announces 2016-2017 Concert Season
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
The Venice Concert Band, under the leadership of its new director, Bob Miller, is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 concert schedule. The 80 piece band has been presenting exciting concerts … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 14 2016 02:17PM
PORT CHARLOTTE Mystic River Band at the Cultural Center On Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m., SunEvents.com is proud to present Mystic River Band. Texas Red Dirt Country isn’t the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
19th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Festival patrons and craft enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the work of the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country when the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft … Find out how to read more online.
California Toe Jam at the Cultural Center Oct. 1
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
According to band co-founder Harry Havery, California Toe Jam got its name from bandmate Roger Nubern’s ugly feet. “Roger liked to wear flip-flops to band practice,” Havery said. “His feet … Find out how to read more online.
In the key of Keys
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Although she’s only 18, Kate Keys is already a veteran of the local music scene. “I started performing locally at the age of 14,” Keys said. “Area venues gave me … Find out how to read more online.
Two chances to see Brian Wilson
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
One of the hottest tickets in Southwest Florida is for Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour coming to Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota on Sunday and … Find out how to read more online.
Upcoming events around town …
Wed  Sep 21 2016 12:43PM
PORT CHARLOTTE ‘Decades Rewind’ musical and multi media trip through the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s On September 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., enjoy Decades Rewind at the Cultural Center … Find out how to read more online.
Prime Time offers a varied menu to suit all tastes
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Owner Mike Brady and the staff at Prime Time Steak and Spirits located on Placida Road, in Englewood, value knowledge and experience. For over 17 years, Brady and kitchen manager … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Chorale announces new season
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
The North Port Chorale will begin its 2016-2017 season December 10 with “Holiday Magic.” Join the Chorale for a magical evening of holiday musical favorites. From the snowy sidewalks of … Find out how to read more online.
2nd Annual Let’s Eat! Englewood
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Twenty Englewood area dining establishments have registered for the 2nd Annual “Let’s Eat! Englewood” which is scheduled to begin on September 15 and run through the 29th. Called “A Culinary … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Sep 16 2016 07:32PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Snowden Runtime: 2 hr. 14 min. | Rated R | Drama Snowden reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the polarizing figure who … Find out how to read more online.
Smokehouse: ‘A well-kept secret’
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Customers have raved about the sausage gravy served at The Smokehouse, located on 415 Cooper St., for years. Many people have asked Pam Adelson, owner of the place, for the … Find out how to read more online.
Zekes — a modern American gourmet grill
Wed  Sep 14 2016 08:30AM
Expect the unexpected at Zekes Uptown Bar & Grill located in Olde Englewood Village. “We’re not fancy, but we serve tasty, creative breakfasts, lunches and dinners that people love to … Find out how to read more online.
Recognize grandparents on Sunday
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
Each year, Grandparents Day officially falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and a number of SW Florida Girl Scout troops, pre-schools, assisted living facilities, libraries, places of worship … Find out how to read more online.
Comedy for a Cause returns
Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM
Notable business and community leaders will perform improv on stage as part of the fourth annual Comedy for a Cause, the major fundraising event for the Charlotte Players nonprofit community … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 7 2016 08:30AM


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