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Time-Space Travel with Shen Yun’s performance
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
There are rare moments in history when a show, a book, or a piece of art takes its viewer to a whole new realm. Boundaries previously thought unmovable, like those … Find out how to read more online.
Tenth Annual Wine Walk welcomes wine and art lovers
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Englewood’s Dearborn Street Wine Walk, sponsored by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of Sarasota County in conjunction with Vino Loco Wine and Tapas and The Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay, … Find out how to read more online.
Get ready to dive into the magical world of Cirque Italia
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Aerialists and acrobats and Jet Skis? — oh my! Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia — a show like no other — the first traveling water circus in … Find out how to read more online.
A new beginning for Sarasota Square Mall restaurant
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
With a glut of competition, Sarasota is not an easy town in which to create a successful restaurant business. A couple of locations at the eastern entrance of the Westfield … Find out how to read more online.
Part 1 of 3: Hanoi & Ha Long Bay
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
I was convinced by my wife Sue and longtime friends Jim and Carol Jurek of Cincinnati, that a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia would be an experience of a lifetime. … Find out how to read more online.
Dixie Swim Club at Langdon Playhouse
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte Players is proud to announce its fourth production in its Langdon Playhouse Season, “The Dixie Swim Club.” The comedy is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. … Find out how to read more online.
A new seafood and music festival comes to Sarasota
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
In a town known for its many festivals, its local music scene and its abundant seafood, it seems incredible that up until now, there has not been a Sarasota event … Find out how to read more online.
Spirits tasting at local ABC Fine Wine and Spirits
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
More than 50 types of beers, wines and liquors will be available to taste at the upcoming spirits tasting at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits in North Port, Venice and … Find out how to read more online.
Casting call for children, adults at Charlotte Players
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte Players is holding an open casting call for adults and children ages nine and above from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 24, … Find out how to read more online.
From Greece to you
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
“Everything’s betta with feta!” Dino Lykos said with a big smile. The Greek Grille and Gallery’s owner has a great sense of humor. But one thing he’s serious about is … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Feb 3 2016 09:57AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Choice Runtime: 1 hr. 51 min. | Rated PG-13 | Drama, romance Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) and Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) meet as neighbors in a … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Feb 3 2016 09:58AM
ENGLEWOOD Our Heroes Don’t Wear Capes Gala Florida Community Bank presents “Our Heroes Don’t Wear Capes Gala” to support the Patriot Project. The Patriot Project is a grass roots movement … Find out how to read more online.
FST presents John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Outside Mullingar’
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents the warm and witty Irish comedy “Outside Mullingar” as the third show in the Winter Mainstage Season. Complete with deep humor, unplanned discoveries, and a … Find out how to read more online.
Fishermen’s Village to host ‘Mardi Gras’ entertainment
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Fishermen’s Village is happy to welcome back Leslie DaCosta Jr. & Company on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 5-8 p.m. as they bring the sounds of New Orleans Dixieland Jazz to … Find out how to read more online.
Family band coming to Englewood Event Center
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The Band Anastazja, comprised of the 10-member Fraterrigo family, will appear with the Country Express Band at the Englewood Event Center on Thursday, Feb. 11 in a concert to benefit … Find out how to read more online.
Five and Dime Boys a bargain at any price
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
James Herndon and George Stuscavage first encountered each other two and a half years ago over a beer in a tavern both men frequented in Venice called the Green Diamond … Find out how to read more online.
Blues in the night
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The Bill Buchman and Steve Arvey Blues Band will perform “The Art of Blues” at Venice Art Center, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Arvey is … Find out how to read more online.
Get up close and friendly at the Common Grounds Meeting Hall
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
A new public meeting hall and performance venue with close-up seating has opened in North Port. Audiences on a budget will enjoy hearing top-notch, experienced folk, Irish, or blues musicians … Find out how to read more online.
The Miami Saxophone Quartet in ‘Four of a Kind’
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s popular North Port concert series is back for a second year, opening with the Miami Saxophone Quartet, Sunday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m., at the North … Find out how to read more online.


9th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Eclectic displays of original crafts, functional art and affordable gift items define the 9th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival slated for Jan. 23-24. This two-day juried event produced by American … Find out how to read more online.
Harry’s Senior Moment Improv Troupe debuts at the Alliance for the Arts
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Harry’s Senior Moment Improv Troupe, dedicated to inspiring people to live the best life they can no matter what their health circumstances, will debut with a free performance in the … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Players presents ‘Boeing, Boeing’
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte Players is proud to present its first Main Stage production of the 2015-2016 Season, the comedy “Boeing, Boeing,” written by Marc Camoletti. The production is being directed by Gary … Find out how to read more online.
Local singer releases new single
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Yaya Diamond, who sings lead with local band “The Crashers,” has just released a new single called “Closer” on Expanded Music, an independent dance music label in Italy. Yaya, 43, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 20 2016 01:50PM
The ‘Evelyn Thomas Show’ and ‘Atlantic City Boys’ in Englewood The Charlotte County Big Band will present the “Evelyn Thomas Show” on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the … Find out how to read more online.
Organic freshness: Taste the difference at the Kona Kafe
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
To Kona Kafe owners, Paula Biltmore and Jared Shellhorn, food preparation isn’t just about ingredients. It’s about people. “People really care about the meals that are being served to them. … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Gallery Walk: Literary Awareness Month
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
The Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association has an exciting and action packed “Third Thursday Gallery Walk” planned for Jan. 21 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. This is not a … Find out how to read more online.
Artists will ‘paint paradise’ in Punta Gorda Jan. 18
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County artists will capture historic Punta Gorda on canvas and paper in the county’s only plein air paint-out on Jan. 18. With the theme “Paint Paradise — Preserve History,” … Find out how to read more online.
Lots of laughs this week at Visani
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Starting off today there is a 1 p.m. afternoon show “Dwight Icenhower Tribute To Elvis Presley.” Dwight Icenhower has performed all over the United States and recently finished tours in … Find out how to read more online.
‘Frankie & Dean: One For The Road’ arrives at CCCC
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
“Frankie & Dean: One for the Road” arrives at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., in Port Charlotte, on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Experience “The Chairman of The … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 20 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 Diamonds add sparkle to Venice Theatre’s concert series Jan. 24-25
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
The Diamonds will return to Venice Theatre’s MainStage on Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. and on Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Inducted into the Doo-Wopp Hall of … Find out how to read more online.
Deena’s Café does it right
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Rhonda Milliken had a vision when she purchased Deena’s Café in October 2014. She wanted to transform the Punta Gorda eatery into what Hemingway might call “a clean, well-lighted place,” … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 27 2016 03:01PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The 5th Wave Runtime: 1 hr. 52 min. | Rated PG-13 | Action/adventure, Sci-fi/fantasy Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against … Find out how to read more online.
The 9th Annual Sarasota Native American Indian Festival
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
What began eight years ago as a means of exposing the general public to the culture and traditions of Native Americans has evolved into a tribute and a labor of … Find out how to read more online.
Starry nights, midway lights at the DeSoto County Fair
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
It’s time once again for one of DeSoto County’s most popular community events. The 63rd annual DeSoto County Fair kicks off this year’s festivities at the Arcadia Fairgrounds on Friday, … Find out how to read more online.
Jacaranda Trace Venice Art Center Satellite Gallery show
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Donna Davis and Carol Marcus will be featured at the Venice Art Center Satellite Gallery now through March 31. Donna R. Davis taught school for 33 years, 23 of those … Find out how to read more online.
‘Grande Piano: Chopin & Friends’ with pianist Eleonora Lvov
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Eleonora Lvov, the celebrated Russian piano virtuoso, will perform works by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, and Gershwin in “Grande Piano: Chopin and Friends,” as part of the Sanctuary Concerts series, … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre invites audiences to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Venice Theatre’s next Stage II production is Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s musical thriller “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The show opens on Jan. 21, and will … Find out how to read more online.


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