FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH

Gem, Jewelry And Bead Show – 10:00 am | $4
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
Sarasota Historic Municipal Auditorium is proud to host Frank Cox Productions 2016 Gem, Jewelry & Bead Shows. The dealers present some of the finest gem, jewelry and bead collections for sale in the United States. We invite you and your family to attend this magical display. Children 12 and under attend for free. For further information please phone 941-35- 2200 X6397

Blurred Lines Juried Exhibition – 10:00 am | Free
Art Center Sarasota 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl 34236
Gallery 1 – Full Fathom Five: Tasha Lewis Sewn Sculptures inspired by Ariel’s Song in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Gallery 2 – SNAP. Jenny Acheson, Karen Arango, Fernec Beleznay, Shane Donglasan, Audra Locicero, Sophia Schultz, David Wyant. Works by 7 vibrant Sarasota-based photographers with unique practices rooted in a documentary style approach. Gallery 3 – Rite of Passage Monica Uszerowicz / Pia Love-Toribio An installation touching on the themes of renewal, nourishment, reflection and the idea of unwittingly projecting these themes onto nature. Gallery 4 – Blurred Lines Open, all media, all subjects juried exhibition. Juror: James Martin, Internationally exhibited artist and Ringling College of Art & Design Instructor.

2016 Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition – 10:00 am | Free
Smith Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design 2700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234
2016 ANNUAL RINGLING COLLEGE FACULTY EXHIBITION September 16 October 5, 2016 Opening Reception: September 16, 57pm WILLIS SMITH GALLERY and RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY Hours: Monday Saturday 104, Tuesday 107 Be inspired by the work of Ringling College faculty teaching in Advertising Design, Business of Art and Design, Computer Animation, Film, Game Art, Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, Motion Design, Photography & Imaging, and the Liberal Arts Program. Image: Steven Strenk, Dunes, 2015 Plexiglass, found object and wood, 7′ x 4′ x 2′ Courtesy of the Artist

Orioles Fall Instructional League – 1:00 pm | Free
Ed Smith Stadium 2700 12th Street Sarasota, FL 34237
The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 19 through October 11. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. Games are played on the Main Field, with parking available in the East Lot at no charge. Spectators may enter the ballpark through the Left Field Gate. 2016 Home Schedule Monday, September 19 – 1:00 p.m. vs. Rays Thursday, September 22 – 12:00 p.m. vs. Red Sox Thursday, September 29 – 12:00 p.m. vs. Red Sox Friday, September 30 – 1:00 p.m. vs. Rays Monday, October 3 – 12:00 p.m. vs. Twins Thursday, October 6 – 12:00 p.m. vs. Twins Saturday, October 8 – 10:00 a.m. vs. Yankees Tuesday, October 11 – 10:00 a.m. vs. Phillies

Pizza Night – 4:00 pm | Free
White Buffalo Saloon 5377 McIntosh Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Every Friday join us at The White Buffalo Saloon for Pizza Night. $8 18′ pizza. Dine in only. Purchase of beverage required. Toppings extra. Happy Hour 4pm-7pm. $3 domestic drafts, $4 wells & house wine , $5 three olives vodka

Bobby Slayton – 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm| $21
McCurdy’s Comedy Theater 1923 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236
Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his scene-stealing roles in movies such as Get Shorty, Ed Wood, Bandits and, most recently, Dreamgirls. He’s been seen on dozens of television shows including The Tonight Show and Politically Incorrect. Bobby’s many appearances on HBO have included Comic Relief and his own stand-up special. He was a series regular on the HBO series Mind of a Married Man, and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film The Rat Pack.

Kettle of Fish – 8:00 pm | $5
The Blue Rooster 1525 4th St. Sarasota, FL 34236
They have been performing in clubs, pubs and venues all over the United States and the World for years. They have played on stage with members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Roger Waters’ Band, Chris Anderson of the Outlaws Graham Forbes of the Incredible String Band, Pat Travers, Damon Fowler, Dickey Betts, the Amazing Bolts, Shea Seger, Twinkle, Devon Allman, and have opened for artists like Eddie Money, Molly Hatchet, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Trombone Shorty, the Marshall Tucker Band, among others. Their music is more of a rootsy ‘blues rock with soul,’ working to cross together soulful blues with the energy of rock n roll. If you like the sound of the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Otis Redding, Robert Cray, the Neville Brothers, Buddy Guy, Stevie Wonder, the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead, …you will love Kettle of Fish.

Jeremy Demers – 9:00 pm | Free
Evie’s Tavern and Grill on University 5897 Whitfield Ave, Sarasota
Join us at Evie’s Tavern on University for our weekly live music set. Featuring Jeremy Demers, Solo RocknRoll Show.

The Guilty Pleasures – 9:30 pm | $5
The Five O’clock Club 1930 Hillview St. Sarasota, FL 34239
Dance Party Rock from the 70s, 80s, 90’s and 2000’s. http://whatsyourguiltypleasure.com/

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST

Free 5K Fun Run or Walk – 7:00 am | Free
New Balance Sarasota 1872 Stickney Point Road Sarasota, FL 34231
FREE 5K Fun Run (or Walk) designed to be fun & allow participants to test skills or just enjoy getting up & out by themselves or w/ family or friends. OPEN to all ages & ability levels runners & walkers. This out & back loop course runs thru the local neighborhood, over the South Bridge onto Siesta Key to Crescent Beach Marina & back. TEAM NEW BALANCE members follow up w/ runners/walkers on the route. Come run/walk by yourself or w/ family & friends. RSVP for chance to WIN a $25 gift certificate and raffles. Digital Clock. GPS marked out & back 5K route. Store open for Bathrooms, Water and Snacks. Bring the Family, Your Friends or come Alone. Just MOVE!! 7am has proper registration link. Please use this link http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecvpynr9e8569768&llr=fksp8ocab or www.newbalancesarasota.com click on Community Events click on Local Races & Events

Photo Workshop: On-Site Shoot + In Studio – 9:00 am | $135
Ringling College of Art and Design 2700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234
2 sessions, 10 hours, SA, 9 AM-2 PM PH420, Oct. 1-8 Elena De La Ville, Instructor Shooting on-location, we will explore the world of abstraction through composition and form. Learn how to capture rich colors, sparkling lights, close ups, and dramatic shadows to obtain interesting and graphic images. Heading into the digital studio, you will be introduced to a variety of the many photo enhancements features of Photoshop. Through experimentation, manipulation and play you will create images that can stand alone or become reference for other creative work. All skill levels welcome. Basic Mac computer skills required. Students must bring their own digital SLR camera.

1927 Historic Train Depot Tours – 10:00 am | Free
1927 Train Depot 303 E Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34285
Free tours of the train depot. To make reservations for 10 or more, call 941-412-0151. www.veniceareahistoricalsociety.org

Gem, Jewelry And Bead Show – 10:00 am | $4
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
Sarasota Historic Municipal Auditorium is proud to host Frank Cox Productions 2016 Gem, Jewelry & Bead Shows. The dealers present some of the finest gem, jewelry and bead collections for sale in the United States. We invite you and your family to attend this magical display. Children 12 and under attend for free. For further information please phone 941-35- 2200 X6397

Pumpkin Festival – 10:00 am | Free
Fruitville Grove 7410 Fruitville road. Sarasota, FL 34240
Featuring Crafters, Pony rides, Hayrides, festival food, farmer’s market, pumpkin tents, BBQ, Corn, Live music, rides, and game activities, and much much more. The 28th Annual Pumpkin Festival will start from Oct 1st, and running through every weekend of October. Fun for All Ages. Free Admission. Free Parking. Hours: 10am-5pm

2016 Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition – 10:00 am | Free
Smith Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234
2016 ANNUAL RINGLING COLLEGE FACULTY EXHIBITION September 16 October 5, 2016 Opening Reception: September 16, 57pm WILLIS SMITH GALLERY and RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY Hours: Monday Saturday 104, Tuesday 107 Be inspired by the work of Ringling College faculty teaching in Advertising Design, Business of Art and Design, Computer Animation, Film, Game Art, Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, Motion Design, Photography & Imaging, and the Liberal Arts Program. Image: Steven Strenk, Dunes, 2015 Plexiglass, found object and wood, 7′ x 4′ x 2′ Courtesy of the Artist

Burnin’ Rubber Exhibit – 11:00 am | Free
Venice Museum and Archives 351 Nassau St. S Venice, FL 34285
The Venice Museum & Archives’ newest exhibit, Burnin Rubber: Auto Racing in Venice from 1953 to 1960, explores Venice’s role in early auto racing in Florida and its impact on the local community during the 1950s. The exhibit features historic photographs of micro midgets, hot rods and sports car races at the Venice Municipal Airport, hot rod magazines, vintage automobile parts, and Venice Vagabonds memorabilia.

Beer, Bands, & BBQ presented by Music Compound – 12:00 pm | $10-$125. VIP – $125GA – $10 now thru Aug. 31stGA at gate – $15
Sarasota Polo Club 8201 Polo Club Lane Sarasota, FL 34240
The 2nd Annual Beer, Bands & BBQ presented by Music Compound will be hosted at Sarasota Polo Club in Lakewood Ranch Saturday, October 1st, from 12PM to 7PM. Local Craft and Domestic beers will be on tap. Yummy, local restaurants will be serving up BBQ inspired dishes Top, local bands will take the stage for 45 minute sets Music Compound students open the event and perform

Oktoberfest- Brew Thru SRQ – 1:00 pm | $75
Mandeville Beer Garden 428 N. Lemon Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236
BREW STOPS: Mandeville Beer Garden, Big Top Brewing, JDubs Brewing, PI 3.14(Blaze Cafe) TICKET INCLUDES: 5 brew stops 6 full pint craft beers *Themed attire encouraged* Locally crafted Oktoberfest beer at each stop (or other beer of choice) A Finchtoberfest craft beer from Darwin Brewing Company on the trolley Trolley transportation to each stop with certified driver Professional Brew Guide & staff Entertainment on the trolley German style lite bites Brew Thru SRQ koozie Brew Thru SRQ reusable cup Brew Thru SRQ tote bag Trivia with beer merchandise giveaways Unlimited water Ending at PI.314 (Blaze Cafe) in the Siesta Key Village where there will be live entertainment

The Science of Energy Medicine – 1:30 pm | $20
The Spirit University 373 Braden Ave. Sarasota, FL 34243
With Cynthia Higgens, MD Energy Medicine techniques such as Reiki, EFT and Integrated Energy Therapy, affect us on Spiritual, psychological and cellular levels. The mechanisms through which this takes place are explained in this intriguing lecture, in a manner that is easily understood and relevant to attendees. The lecture will conclude with a guided meditation through which attendees can experience the healing touch of one of the Angels associated with Integrated Energy Therapy or IET IET is a hands-on energetic healing modality that utilizes Angelic energy to address energetic blockages at the DNA level that manifest as emotional or physical illness or limitations to life purpose.

Rib Night – 4:00 pm | Free
White Buffalo Saloon 5377 McIntosh Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Every Saturday Night come out to The White Buffalo Saloon and enjoy $1 Rib Night(min of 4 Ribs). Served with coleslaw and cornbread. No better deal in town!

Casey Key: Nokomis Beach Drum Circle – 6:00 pm | Free
Nokomis Public Beach 201 South Casey Key Road Nokomis, FL 34275
The Drum Circle is one of Casey Key’s most unique and celebrated events. On any given Saturday and Wednesday evening one will encounter the rhythmic beats, amateur belly dancing, children playing, and the most amazing sunsets anywhere.

Bobby Slayton – 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm | $21
McCurdy’s Comedy Theater 1923 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236
Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his scene-stealing roles in movies such as Get Shorty, Ed Wood, Bandits and, most recently, Dreamgirls. He’s been seen on dozens of television shows including The Tonight Show and Politically Incorrect. Bobby’s many appearances on HBO have included Comic Relief and his own stand-up special. He was a series regular on the HBO series Mind of a Married Man, and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film The Rat Pack.

Gypsy – 7:30 pm | $25-$30
The Players Centre for Performing Arts 838 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
‘Everything’s Comin’ Up Roses’ with this 1959 classic musical about the ultimate stage mother! Loosely based on the memories of famous strip-tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, this piece is often referred to as ‘The Greatest American Musical.’

WBTT Voices: Life in the Cancer Lane – 7:30 pm | Free but donations encouraged to benefit area cancer organizations
Westcoast Black Theatre 1646 10th Way Sarasota, FL 34236
The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) announces its first 2016-2017 WBTT Voices program of the season. On Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m., to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WBTT is teaming up with several area organizations to present a powerful play, ‘Life in the Cancer Lane.’ Phoenix playwright and activist Barbra Watson-Riley gave birth to ‘Life in the Cancer Lane’ in the midst of her own battle with breast cancer. Even after her death in 2013, Barbras story endures informing and impacting the lives of anyone who has ever been touched by the disease. With honesty, heart and humor, this story is told from the real-life accounts of survivors and their caregivers, examining life after diagnosis and what happens when these women are thrown head first into ‘the Cancer Lane.’ The Oct. 1 performance will be followed by an intimate discussion with the playwright’s parents; the Oct. 2 show will be followed by a panel discussion with leading local experts in the cancer field. This program is being partially underwritten by the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation. Free and open to the public but reservations are required. Donations and sponsorships are welcome, with proceeds to benefit area cancer organizations. RSVP by calling the Box Office: (941) 366-1505 or online at westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Trivia Night! – 8:30 pm | Free
Gecko’s Grill & Pub 4870 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231
Trivia Night At The Landings Tuesdays at 7:30pm Thursdays at 8:30pm Saturdays at 8:30pm Come out and Play Team Trivia Challenge! It’s the ultimate in the sport of knowledge. Think while you Drink at your favorite neighborhood Geckos Grill & Pubs. Visit our website for Trivia night at all of our 6 convenient locations in Sarasota and Bradenton: www.GeckosGrill.com

Live Music w/Vivian K – 9:00 pm | Free
Growlers Pub Sarasota 2831 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234
Vivian K. is an emo/math/rock band on a 10-week full US tour. We are originally from Florida. (viviank.bandcamp.com)

The Albert Donadi Band – 9:30 pm | $5
The Five O’clock Club 1930 Hillview St. Sarasota, FL 34239
Combines the sounds of musical geniuses from the 60’s-today creating their own style of jam, groove, blues and rock. www.albertdonadi.com/

Ladies Drink Free – 11:00 pm | $5
White Buffalo Saloon 5377 McIntosh Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Every Saturday Ladies drink free from 11pm-1am at The White Buffalo Saloon!

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND

Florida West Coast Half Marathon & 5k – 6:30 am | $25-$95. Onsite parking included.
Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle Sarasota, FL 34235
The Florida West Coast Half Marathon and Five Kilometer runs will take runners on a scenic tour around Nathan Benderson Park, the University Town Center area, and surrounding Parkways. Both races will feature the most unique finish in running, the ‘Floating Final Mile’, as runners traverse the middle of the lake!

Pumpkin Festival – 10:00 am | Free
Fruitville Grove 7410 Fruitville road. Sarasota, FL 34240
Featuring Crafters, Pony rides, Hayrides, festival food, farmer’s market, pumpkin tents, BBQ, Corn, Live music, rides, and game activities, and much much more. The 28th Annual Pumpkin Festival will start from Oct 1st, and running through every weekend of October. Fun for All Ages. Free Admission. Free Parking. Hours: 10am-5pm

Sunday Gospel Brunch – 11:30 am | Free
The Blue Rooster 1525 4th St. Sarasota, FL 34236
Reservations highly recommended! Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals. Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under, free for five and under. We’ve also got pour your own mimosas and our signature breakfast cocktail, the Hail Mary.

Foster Orientation – 1:00 pm | Free
Cat Depot 2542 17th St. Sarasota, FL 34234
Interested in helping Cat Depot save more lives? Attend this informative session on fostering kittens and cats in your home. We will focus on what it takes to become a foster family, including bottle-feeding techniques, how to manage a mom and her new litter, adult cat care, our 3-3-3 program, and hospice care. The session is held at Cat Depot in our Education Center. If you are interested in attending, please follow this link for more information and registration: http://www.catdepot.org/education/foster-parent-training-class.aspx

“The Barber of Seville” – 1:30 pm | $20
Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236
The jovial barber Figaro is helping Count Almaviva win Rosinas heart. Rosina does not remain indifferent to the serenades of her mysterious suitor, but the old Doctor Bartolo, who, with the help of the sinister Don Basilio, is set on marrying his ward as soon as possible, jealously guards her. Figaro wants nothing more than to block the sinister old man’s plans. However, his first attempt fails, and Count Almaviva, disguised as Lindor, a penniless student, leaves Bartolos home with his tail between his legs; the second escapade is almost successful, and after notes have been exchanged, disguises and preposterous situations carefully constructed, the love of the beautiful Rosina and Count Almaviva, whose true identity is finally unveiled, will eventually triumph. This is a production of the Teatro Regio di Torino

Shine Bright Pageant – 1:30 pm | $85
Hyatt Regency 1000 Boulevard of the Arts Sarasota , FL 34234
Introducing our Halloween Shine Bright Pageant, so be sure to put on your cutest costumes and dress to impress the ‘Ghouls’ It`s going to be a Boo-tacular event! We have (3) exciting competing categories Casual Wear, Themed Wear & Beauty Attire. Girls Division: Baby Miss 0-24Mo, Mini Miss 2-4Yr, Little Miss 5-7Yr & Junior Miss 8-12Yr Boys Division: Baby Mister 0-24Mo, Little Mister 2-4Yr & Mister 5-7Yr. For more information and registration please visit www.shinebrightpageants.com

Gypsy – 2:00 pm | $25-$30
The Players Centre for Performing Arts 838 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
‘Everything’s Comin’ Up Roses’ with this 1959 classic musical about the ultimate stage mother! Loosely based on the memories of famous strip-tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, this piece is often referred to as ‘The Greatest American Musical.’

Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show – 2:00 pm | Free
Ken Thompson Park 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236
About The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees was Founded October 30, 1957 and is incorporated as a non-profit organization. Membership in the organization is open to youth interested in learning about and developing skills related to water skiing and water safety, and to adults who desire to educate, coach and supervise these youth. In 1958, Sarasota’s burgeoning community of 35,000 contracted with Cypress Gardens to present a special water-ski show for the Sarasota County Pageant. This event prompted the interest in presenting local water-ski shows. Realizing that outstanding talent was available in Sarasota, the Charter members of the Ski-A-Rees requested the City assist them in obtaining property for the purpose of promoting water skiing as a form of recreation and entertainment. The City responded favorably. With the continued support of the City of Sarasota, the Ski-A-Rees have been able to present weekly water ski shows (see schedule of events) that have become a Sarasota tradition for over 50 years. We strive to improve our shows by holding regular practices and participating in the Florida State Show Ski Championship, Southern Regional Show Ski Championship and competing in the National Show Ski Championship when possible. Our club consistently wins top honors at these events along with individual accomplishments.

WBTT Voice: Life in the Cancer Lane – 2:00 pm | Free but donations encouraged to benefit area cancer organizations
Westcoast Black Theatre 1646 10th Way Sarasota, FL 34236
The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) announces its first 2016-2017 WBTT Voices program of the season. On Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m., to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WBTT is teaming up with several area organizations to present a powerful play, ‘Life in the Cancer Lane.’ Phoenix playwright and activist Barbra Watson-Riley gave birth to ‘Life in the Cancer Lane’ in the midst of her own battle with breast cancer. Even after her death in 2013, Barbra’s story endures informing and impacting the lives of anyone who has ever been touched by the disease. With honesty, heart and humor, this story is told from the real-life accounts of survivors and their caregivers, examining life after diagnosis and what happens when these women are thrown head first into ‘the Cancer Lane.’ The Oct. 1 performance will be followed by an intimate discussion with the play wright’s parents; the Oct. 2 show will be followed by a panel discussion with leading local experts in the cancer field. This program is being partially underwritten by the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation. Free and open to the public but reservations are required. Donations and sponsorships are welcome, with proceeds to benefit area cancer organizations. RSVP by calling the Box Office: (941) 366-1505 or online at westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Woodworks Marimba Quartet – 5:00 pm | Free
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church 6116 Crestwood Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231
Pine Shores sponsors a Concert Series which is free and open to the public October through March. A variety of genres is presented. For more information please visit, www.pineshorespres.org.

Bobby Slayton – 7:00 pm | $21
McCurdy’s Comedy Theater 1923 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236
Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his scene-stealing roles in movies such as Get Shorty, Ed Wood, Bandits and, most recently, Dreamgirls. Hes been seen on dozens of television shows including The Tonight Show and Politically Incorrect. Bobby’s many appearances on HBO have included Comic Relief and his own stand-up special. He was a series regular on the HBO series Mind of a Married Man, and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film The Rat Pack.

Bingo and Beer – 7:00 pm | Free
Growlers Pub Sarasota 2831 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234
BINGO is coming to Growlers Pub with Kirsten Sponseller every Sunday from 7-9pm Free to play! Come win some prizes, meet some people, and have some fun. 21+ only please