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Wed  Jan 21 2015 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.
8th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
The 8th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival is back this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24–25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This two-day juried show features the finest crafters in … Find out how to read more online.
Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass concert
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
The Englewood United Methodist Church centennial year Music Ministry Concert Series presents Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary at 700 E. … Find out how to read more online.
Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood House satisfies every taste
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
The Kodra family, who own Rosebud's Steak & Seafood House in Osprey, are no strangers to change. Originally from the Chicago area, they owned restaurants there before moving to Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Reinventing history in ‘Lettice and Lovage’
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
In “Lettice and Lovage” a tour guide offers her enraptured audience lurid tales about the history of Fustian House, a 16th century grand hall located in London, England. If the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 21 2015 01:23PM
PUNTA GORDA Road to Morocco Everyone is invited to a faraway land where magic carpets fly and sultans love to celebrate. The annual C.A.R.E. Ball supporting the Center for Abuse … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy a ride with a gator — maybe
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Babcock Ranch, one of the largest working ranches in the state also is the site of a unique road trip — a swamp buggy tour. As I learned the first … Find out how to read more online.
Spring is still far away but at Let’s Go, we think ahead
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
OK, so here’s something we don’t always feature in Let’s Go! that I thought might peak some of our readers’ interest. There is an upcoming Bridal Expo at the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Be a ‘Farmer for a Day’ at the DeSoto County Fair
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
The 62nd annual DeSoto County Fair will sport a fresh look this year including a new exhibit where kids can learn some particulars of farming, according to County Fair Director … Find out how to read more online.
All aboard at the Venice Train Depot
Thu  Jan 22 2015 12:00PM
The Historic Venice Train Depot is the only surviving passenger station in Sarasota County. As a hub for Sarasota County Area Transit buses, the historic site continues to serve area … Find out how to read more online.
Alice White of People for Trees at Earth Cafe
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
How fitting that Alice White, founding member and Chair of People for Trees, chose the Earth Café in North Port to meet and discuss her community involvement. Earth Café opened … Find out how to read more online.
Jimmy Mazz and Marcy Downey to perform together
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
“Bobby Darin & Connie Francis — Dream Lovers: The Show That Should Have Been” returns to the Cultural Center of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
California Toe Jam set to rock out North Port
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Get ready to jam with one of Central Florida’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll bands — California Toe Jam! Outstanding renditions of your favorite music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and … Find out how to read more online.
Beans and Seeds: A musical garden of delight
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Jaime Garza said he came up with the name of the group Beans and Seeds by looking into his name and the name of his band partner, Mark Cangelosi. Garza … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 21 2015 01:23PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Boy Next Door Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min. | Rated R | For violence, sexual content /nudity, and language A divorced woman’s affair with her teenage … Find out how to read more online.
Village Fish Market, seafood and so much more
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
It takes a village — Fishermen's Village — and even more importantly, “a phenomenal team,” to make the Village Fish Market & Restaurant in Punta Gorda one of the city's … Find out how to read more online.
Downtown Venice — an island of fine dining and arts
Thu  Jan 22 2015 11:49AM
Downtown Venice, which is on the Island of Venice, may be a small community, but it is large on sophisticated diners. They know what they want, and they know that … Find out how to read more online.
Circus Arts Conservatory celebrates circus
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
One of the best parties of this or any other season is the annual Circus Arts Conservatory Gala, which previews the opening of the Circus Sarasota season. Open to anyone … Find out how to read more online.
Gone Country Jeep Weekend is here
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Come join the fun at the Redneck Yacht Club Off-Road Park on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24-25. Gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday. Gone Country Motor Sports will once again … Find out how to read more online.



Wed  Jan 14 2015 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.
SILL series begin in Sarasota and Venice
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
A change in venue means double the number of fans can attend the Monday Music Series sponsored by SILL (Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning) this year. It might even be … Find out how to read more online.
Estero welcomes multiple Grammy-winner Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Multi-Grammy award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Germain … Find out how to read more online.
‘Love List’ now showing at Langdon Playhouse
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
The Charlotte Players’ comedy “The Love List” is currently being performed in the Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. Hilarity abounds when two men, one a novelist and one … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 14 2015 12:56PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Blackhat Runtime: 2 hr. 13 min. | Rated R | For for violence and some language Set within the world of global cybercrime, Blackhat follows a furloughed … Find out how to read more online.
Smack Dab in the middle of a brother act
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Bob Coleman and his brothers Ron and Norm comprise the classic rock band Smack Dab, which is turning up at a lot of area venues including the White Elephant and … Find out how to read more online.
Live theater reigns on Cultural Coast
Wed  Jan 7 2015 08:30AM
With more theatrical venues per capita than New York City, a die-hard theater fan could see a show every night of the week and then some. Quality is right up … Find out how to read more online.
Dwight Icenhower with his Blue Suede Review Band bring ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute’ to Visani
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Tuesday, Jan. 20, four-time World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist Dwight Icenhower is bringing his Blue Suede Review Band to Visani for a very special musical tribute to the king, Elvis … Find out how to read more online.
Let’s go to the fair — in Arcadia
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
I’m a little kid at heart. You may have noticed that by now over my excitement about Halloween and Christmas. I get excited to take my kids to an event … Find out how to read more online.
It's the Perfect Caper
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
According to Vocabulary.com, the word "caper" comes from the Italian word "capriole," meaning to "jump in the air." Well, there haven't been too many airborne patrons seen recently at The … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy jazz at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Jazz legend Larry Coryell and his Trio will perform at Glenridge Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Jan. 17. One of the best kept secrets when it comes to area … Find out how to read more online.
Visual Arts Center director Mary Ann Tipton at Trabue
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
When Mary Ann Tipton, executive director of the Visual Arts Center, is asked where her favorite restaurant is, her answer is simple — Trabue. “Where else can you go where … Find out how to read more online.
Rotary Art Fest begins Friday
Thu  Jan 22 2015 12:11PM
The 23rd annual Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club Fine Art & Crafts Festival opens Friday for its annual weekend run at the festival grounds of the Venice Municipal Airport. New this year … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 14 2015 12:56PM
PUNTA GORDA Phil Dirt & the Dozers concert Join Phil Dirt & the Dozers on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.
‘Elvis Lives’ coming to Charlotte Harbor Event Center
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment in association with It’s Not Ober LLC, is proud to announce the national hit theatrical “Elvis Lives” will be presented for the first time in … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival returns this weekend
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
The popular Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival returns Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18, showcasing the finest work of top artists and crafters. This two-day outdoor-juried event features a wide … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Concert Band presents ‘Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves’
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
The North Port Concert Band and conductor Dennis Silkebakken will present its third concert of the season — “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” — Thursday, Jan. 22. The concert begins at … Find out how to read more online.
A cook’s tour of the Philippines
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Eddie Delizo is a purveyor of goods that might seem alien to even the most daring local diners. Everyone knows Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Cuban dishes well enough, but dishes … Find out how to read more online.
Jazz club presents Eddie Metz Jazz Trio in Sarasota
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Considered one of the most active jazz clubs in the United States, the Jazz Club of Sarasota annually offers more than 80 distinct concerts. One of the most eagerly awaited … Find out how to read more online.


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