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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.

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
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
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.

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.
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.


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.
‘Six Women With Brain Death’ brings laughs to Cabaret at Venice Theatre Dec. 2-18
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
Venice Theatre continues its 2016-2017 Cabaret Season with the unconventional musical Six Women With Brain Death, or Expiring Minds Want To Know. The show that BBC News calls “fantastic … … Find out how to read more online.
Racefest weekend in Englewood
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
Speed, power and excitement comes to Englewood Beach for Racefest — a three day festival, Nov. 18-20, with thrilling off-shore competition, Nov. 19 and 20. Internationally known powerboats from around … Find out how to read more online.
Tony O brings back the oldies
Tue  Nov 29 2016 10:12AM
Tony Ortolano knows a little about playing the music of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, because that was the era in which he grew up and cut his teeth as … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 23 2016 11:51AM
VENICE Auditions for ‘Troupe in a Trunk’ Auditions for Venice Theatre’s “Troupe in a Trunk” spring tour will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m., at the theater … Find out how to read more online.
Maggie McClellan Contemporary Impressionistic Realist
Tue  Nov 29 2016 05:09PM
For Englewood artist Maggie McClellan, art is a journey that has taken her through many stages. At age 3, she learned how to create original needlepoint designs. As an adult, … Find out how to read more online.
Burnt Store Presbyterian Church announces their 2017 concert series
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
Married to Broadway will kick off the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church 2017 concert series on Jan. 30. Headliners Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell first met when they were playing the … Find out how to read more online.
Edison Ford Holiday Nights, Nov. 25–Jan. 1
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
Spend the holidays with Southwest Florida’s first “snowbirds,” the Edisons and Fords at the annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort … 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
Bobarino's — Not just a pizzeria!
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
At Bobarino’s Pizzeria in Englewood, owners Dawn Marie and Bobby Lee offer almost every style of pizza imaginable, along with fresh new Italian dishes and homemade desserts. “Local and seasonal … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Bob’s Your Elf’
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
For the third production of its 30th season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Bob’s Your Elf” by Norm Foster. This Christmas-themed comedy, directed by Tim Fitzgerald, opens on Nov. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 23 2016 11:52AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Allied Runtime: 2 hr. 4 min. | Rated R | Action/adventure, drama Allied is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North … Find out how to read more online.
Let Sarasota lead you to some good eats
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
With just a day to go until “Turkey Day” — or Thanksgiving as it is referred to in some circles, you should either have a turkey or whatever you prefer … Find out how to read more online.
Venice loves its holiday parade
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
Venice Holiday Parade watchers hit the streets today to mark their viewing spot for Saturday’s annual Venice Holiday Parade. They will use folding chairs, deck chairs, beach chairs, caution tape … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse celebrates 30th season
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
The Lemon Bay Playhouse will host an open house in celebration of their 30th season of presenting live theater to the community. The free event will be open to the … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Garden Club Home Tour 2016
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
Once again the members of the Punta Gorda Garden Club are preparing to launch the holiday season with the 23nd annual Holly Days Home Tour, on Dec. 2 and 3, … Find out how to read more online.
Rick Derringer in concert at Englewood Event Center
Fri  Nov 18 2016 12:39PM
Rick Derringer will be in concert at Englewood Event Center, 3069 S. McCall Road, Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. Rick Derringer was only 17 when his group, The McCoys, … Find out how to read more online.


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