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Venice Theatre wraps up the Summer Cabaret Festival with style
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
The Venice Theatre’s third annual Summer Cabaret Festival closes out the season with four memorable acts: Kaitlyn Terpstra presents “The Good Life” Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 28 at … Find out how to read more online.
Todd Rundgren Global Tour at Englewood Event Center
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
Aug. 22 from 6:30 until 10 p.m. you can experience the “Todd Rundgren: Global Tour 2015” at the Englewood Event Center. The 25th solo studio album of his career, “Global,” … Find out how to read more online.
Dining out with … Attorney Paul Seusy at The CURVE
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
The man in the Wyvern Hotel bar looked every inch a big-city criminal defense attorney. Pinstripe suit, silk repp tie, crisp white shirt, smile like a Klieg light. Appearances can … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 19 2015 11:39AM
OPENING THIS WEEK American Ultra Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min. | Rated R | Action/adventure, Comedy Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner is enjoying his small-town life … Find out how to read more online.
Breeze Dinner Theater Features Kim Jenkins in ‘Strictly 60’s Show & Dance!’
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
Featured singer, Kim Jenkins, will be performing songs made famous in the ’60s by Elvis, Bobby Vinton, Johnny Mathis, and a host of others, on Friday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Road Trip — Dine dockside in Cortez
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
When on the coast of Maine, I always head to the nearest lobster pound. What better place to eat a lobster than at the spot where the lobster fishermen deliver … Find out how to read more online.
JG Bigstar presents BJ Slaughter and the County Classics Band at the Cultural Center Theater
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
On Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., JG Bigstar is proud to present BJ Slaughter and the Country Classics Band. This is a full, live show, which includes several Grand … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Idol is back
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
The Charlotte Idol singing competition is back and supported by premier sponsor Sam’s Club. Charlotte Idol starts with Audition Night 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at the Cultural Center Theatre, … Find out how to read more online.
Dining Out With … Bill Perrault of Keller Williams Realty, at Royal India
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Real estate broker Bill Perrault knows when something’s trending. Ever since he caught wind of an Indian restaurant moving into Port Charlotte’s Murdock Center, he and colleague Mark Davison kept … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Gallery Walk ‘takes you out to the ball game’
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
Aug. 20 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. come to downtow Punta Gorda and enjoy our night at the ball game. The game involves the whole infield of the Stone … Find out how to read more online.
Jumping Through Hoops
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Six ripe figs. That’s perhaps the strangest request Loren Berry has received from entertainers he books for the Englewood Event Center. Known as hospitality riders, they’re the special requests that … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
Dockside Grill: Upscale dining at reasonable prices
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
Motorists driving over the U.S. 41 Bridge from Port Charlotte into Punta Gorda cannot help but notice the brightly colored chairs of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel’s TT’s Tiki … Find out how to read more online.
John Rinell — High-Energy Entertainment
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
High-energy musician, John Rinell, describes himself as “a parrot who can adapt a song to any mood.” With a song list of over 2,000 of the world's most famous hits, … Find out how to read more online.
Café Italiano: Italy meets old Florida
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
A group of diners at Café Italiano in historic downtown Arcadia were overheard discussing the pizza they were eating. “This is the best pizza in Southwest Florida,” said one. “It’s … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Asuka: Dinner and a Show
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Teppanyaki is a style of the Japanese cooking where food is prepared on a wide iron griddle as diners sit close by. The two basic requirements for successful Teppanyaki are … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 5 2015 02:14PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Fantastic Four Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. | Rated PG-13 | Action, adventure/Sci-Fi/fantasy Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in … Find out how to read more online.
Bayside Grille: A neighborhood bar where locals can hang out and enjoy themselves
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:11PM
On July 11, 2013, Kim and Joe Pratt signed the papers and became the owners of Irene’s, located on 918 Tamiami Trail, in Nokomis. Kim Pratt had always wanted to … Find out how to read more online.


Hermitage Announces STARs 2015
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
For the first time, a Sarasota-County teacher has been among those selected for the 2015 State Teacher Artist Residencies (STARs) at the Hermitage in Englewood. “It’s that time of year … Find out how to read more online.
Start the Day Off Right
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you’re in luck. There is no shortage of places to enjoy the day’s first meal. A Punta Gorda favorite is … Find out how to read more online.
Alliance for the Arts Announces Fall—Winter Education Season
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Registration for the 2015-16 education season at the Alliance for the Arts opens Aug. 1. The new season features classes and workshops in drawing and painting, collage, photography, batik, fiber … Find out how to read more online.
The ‘Big’ Pour is coming to Norma Jean’s
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Two well-known community activists will serve as “celebrity bartenders” at an upcoming fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. The fundraiser is labeled “The Big Pour” and … Find out how to read more online.
The Art of Summer Camp
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Imagine children — some as young as age 5 — recreating the styles of famous artists … drawing freehand what they see in a book, enhanced by their mind’s eye … Find out how to read more online.
Christmas in July in Venice
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
It may be too early to fill the Christmas stockings but it is none to early to begin shopping for what to put in them and what to put under … Find out how to read more online.
Glow Hard EDM Dance Party coming to Fairgrounds
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
If you’re tired of driving to Tampa, Orlando or Miami to get a taste of electronic dance music, you’ll be glad to know it just got a lot closer. Glow … Find out how to read more online.
The Jazz Singer
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:40AM
A musician for the last 40 years, Deborah Ann Opie delights audiences all over Southwest Florida with her renditions of popular jazz and blues tunes. Opie was born in Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Helios Café — A Taste of Greece in Venice
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:43AM
Helios, in Greek, means "sun." After much deliberation, restaurant owners, Chris and Marlene Economides, chose the perfect name for their Venice Café. Wide windows welcome sunlight during the day. At … Find out how to read more online.
Ah, Coffee: Where to go
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Ah, the morning cup of Joe. Java. Bean Juice. Rocket fuel. For many people, the day can’t begin without their first cup of coffee. We asked around to find out … Find out how to read more online.
‘Just Joyce’ with the Beautiful Voice
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Joyce Jenkins, at 14, was asked to sing with the Carterette Serenaders, a group of teens who entertained senior citizens or shut-ins living in local retirement communities or nursing homes. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 29 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.
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art presents ‘The Lightness of Being: Abstracts: Part 2’
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents “The Lightness of Being: Abstracts: Part II,” now through Aug. 28. This exhibit, curated by Mark Ormond, features abstract paintings and sculpture by 18 … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Carmelo’s offers a Taste of Sicily
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
In nine short months, Carmelo’s Italian Ristorante in Punta Gorda has achieved the kind of rarefied status it normally takes a new restaurant years to achieve. How did this happen … Find out how to read more online.
Music to fill the Cultural Center of Port Charlotte
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Amanda Segur started her performance life at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. It only seems natural she would come full circle as its marketing director. “It’s so nice to … Find out how to read more online.
Flipping burgers … and restaurants
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:38AM
Thirty years ago, Sam Geannopulos took his Greek marinade and burger recipes and opened a little bar in downtown Chicago. He called it Sam’s Happy Spot and wooed customers by … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:27AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Vacation Runtime: 99 min. | Rated R | Action, adventure/comedy Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 15 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.
Summer Art Camp at Art Center Sarasota
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Art Center Sarasota welcomes young artists to use their imagination and creativity during two summer camps. Young artists ages 6 and up explore their creativity during 12 weekly sessions. Creative … Find out how to read more online.


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