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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.
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.

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 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
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
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.


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.

Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM

Wed  Jan 4 2017 12:25PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Amityville: The Awakening Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min. | Rated R | Horror Belle (Bella Thorne), her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a … Find out how to read more online.
‘Sister Act’ makes area premiere at Venice Theatre in the new year
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
Venice Theatre continues its 67th MainStage Season with the area premiere of “Sister Act.” Directed and choreographed by Brad Wages, with music direction by Rick Bogner, this “shamelessly and irresistibly … Find out how to read more online.
19th Annual Thunder by the Bay Motorcycle Festival Jan. 5-8
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
The 19th Annual “Thunder By The Bay” Motorcycle Festival continues to be one of the biggest premier events for the area kicking off the new year. The Festival’s new location … Find out how to read more online.
Boar’s Head Festival at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
Conclude your Christmas celebrations in a unique way — go to a Boar’s Head Festival at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church on Friday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. Boar’s Head Festivals … Find out how to read more online.
Hermitage Fellows to present most recent works
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
Hermitage Artist Retreat fellows visual artist Fran Siegel, and composer Sebastian Currier, will share the inner workings of their art forms in the Hermitage Palm House, 6630 Manasota Key Road, … 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.
Triggerfish makes a splash on the dance party scene
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
Scott Murphy, lead singer for Triggerfish, said the band got its name from a delectable sea creature. “Our former bass player came up with it,” Murphy laughed. “I know triggerfish … Find out how to read more online.
It’s a stay here kind of New Year
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
There is no separating New Year’s Eve from tradition in Southwest Florida. From Sarasota to Punta Gorda, and out the Englewood way, events are planned to ring in the New … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 4 2017 12:25PM
VENICE Young singers wanted The Venice Chorale invites any fourth-eighth-grader in and around the Venice area, who loves to sing to join its Youth Chorus. Interested young singers should just … Find out how to read more online.
FST Presents ‘Stalking The Bogeyman’
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
FST’s Stage III series opens with “Stalking The Bogeyman,” adapted by Markus Potter and David Holthouse. Based on true events, this chilling drama is the first production in the return … Find out how to read more online.
Local artist features refurbished frames, shutters, mirrors and more
Tue  Jan 10 2017 05:43PM
Englewood artist, Maria Szax Bone, believes in recycling old picture frames, mirrors and wooden shutters, or any other weather-beaten objects that she can transform into new works of art. Friends … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Fences Runtime: 2 hr. 13 min. | Rated PG-13 | Drama In this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, an African- American father … Find out how to read more online.
Sea Grape Gallery’s Artists of Month for January
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
From Jan. 5 to Feb. 2, Sea Grape Gallery will be featuring two of their artists, Vicki Glynn, watercolorist and Sam Harris, custom handcarved knife designer. Vicki Glynn and her … Find out how to read more online.
The Exquisite Masterpiece ‘Phantom’ Comes To Broadway Palm
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
Broadway Palm is proud to present the exquisite masterpiece, Yeston and Kopit’s “Phantom,” playing Dec. 29, through Feb. 11. From the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit … Find out how to read more online.


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