FRIDAY AUGUST 12TH

Flea Market – 9:00 am | Free
Farm and Flea Market5115 SR 776 Venice, FL 34293
THE DOME FLEA MARKET IS A MUST SEE! LOTS OF GREAT SHOPPING AND GREAT PEOPLE! SHOPPING LIKE IT USE TO BE!!

Pedro Perez – 9:00 am | Free
Patricia Thompson Gallery 2700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234
Pedro Prez June 10 Oct 21, 2016 Patricia Thompson Gallery Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9-4 Patricia Thompson Gallery is pleased to host the work of alumnus Pedro Prez, Class of 1996. Prez is a founding partner of Nuevo Advertising Group and an adjunct professor of Global Brand Strategies at Ringling College. His multi-media exhibition on the Ringling College campus will include design work from various advertising campaigns and give examples of projects completed along the road to becoming a successful design professional. This exploration of the creative process will both offer final results and give insights into the decision-making and experimentation that goes on behind the scenes. Email: galleries@ringling.edu Phone: 941-359-7563

ART Network Experience – 10:00 am | Free
Basch Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design 2700 N. Tamami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234
This interactive exhibition features flat screen monitors showcasing events in the history of ART Network, the award- winning, student-operated television network now entering its 5th year at Ringling College. A Periscope station invites users to record live and stream around the world. A green-screen station offers visitors the opportunity to take on the role of director, actor and cinematographer. Viewers can choose short programs to watch on iPads or select longer offerings, such as the award-winning documentary, Art (R) evolution which premiered in 2014. Interviews with notable visitors to Sarasota such as Kevin Smith, Cheryl Hines and Sissy Spacek, and talks by local artists, scientists and thinkers captured by ART Network are included in this exhibition. The Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Academic Center building on the Ringling College campus at 2363 Old Bradenton Rd. For further information please visit: www.ringling.edu/galleries. Email: galleries@ringling.edu. Phone: 941-359-7563.

Florida Flavor – 10:00 am | Free
Art Center Sarasota 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl 34236
Celebrating diverse and talented artists from the state of Florida in an all media, all subjects juried exhibition. Juror: Mark Ormond, Curator of Exhibitions, Ringling College Galleries, Ringling College of Art & Design.

SARTQ: Small Works – 10:00 am | Free
Blank Slate Gallery 538 South Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
SARTQ: SMALL WORKS July 29 August 20, 2016 The [blank] slate gallery is proud to present its first group exhibition by Sarasota’s contemporary arts collective, SARTQ SARTQ: SMALL WORKS will be on view July 29 through August 20, with an opening reception to meet the artists on Friday, July 29 5:30-8:30pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend. SARTQ: SMALL WORKS features about twenty-five pieces from twelve artists. This exhibitions conception began when Tim Jaeger, SARTQ Executive Director, and Rae Ramos, [blank] slate gallery’s Associate Director, met on Ringling Colleges campus discussing how to get the two fairly new art entities more exposure in the arts scene in Sarasota and its surrounding areas. [blank] slate gallery first opened their doors in late 2014 in the trendy Historic Burns Court neighborhood of Sarasota. In 2016, the gallery moved to a larger space a block away to offer a more accessible location for the community and to expand its wonderful collection of modern and contemporary artwork from emerging and established artists http://www.blankslategallery.com and to include fine jewelry, artisan jewelry and designer fashion for men and women. Phone: 941.312.5700 Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday

“Summer Abstractions” – 11:00 am | Free
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art 1288 N. Palm Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents ‘Summer Abstractions,’ featuring abstract paintings, prints and sculpture by John Chamberlain, Syd Solomon, Richard Roblin, Josette Urso, Sonia Smith, David Shapiro, Helen Shulman, and John Henry. The exhibit is curated by Mark Ormond. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation will present an opening reception talk with architect and author John Howey, FAIA, on Friday, August 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served; the event is open and free to the public. For more information, call 941-366-2454 or visit www.allyngallup.com. The gallery is at 1288 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota.

Summer in the Buff – 4:00 pm | Free
White Buffalo Saloon 5377 McIntosh Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Join us at The White Buffalo Saloon for our new menu. Still featuring some of the same signature items such as the Hi Hat Ranch Nachos and introducing new but ‘old school’ menu items like Not Yo Mama’s Meatloaf. Stay and enjoy line dancing lessons and party through the night with our awesome staff and cool new summer schedule

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

The Capital Grille’s Generous Pour Wine Event – 5:00 pm | $28
The Capital Grille 180 University Town Center Dr. Sarasota, FL 34243
The Capital Grille Toasts Winemaking Rebels, Rule Breakers & Game Changers with Eighth Annual Generous Pour Wine Event. The Generous Pour offers a collection of wines that have been hand-selected by The Capital Grilles own Master Sommelier George Miliotes, one of only 215 Master Sommeliers worldwide. During The Generous Pour, servers suggest pairings for each course, based on individual preferences, allowing guests to craft their own personalized wine dinner. Guests are invited to explore and enjoy as many of these remarkable wines as they like for $28 per person with dinner. Visit www.thecapitalgrille.com to learn more about the featured wines and the winemakers that broke the rules to create them. Follow @CapitalGrille on Twitter and @TheCapitalGrille on Instagram and join the #GenerousPour conversation.

Back to School – 5:00 pm | Free
Frank G. Berlin, Sr. YMCA 1075 S. Euclid Ave. Sarasota, FL 34237
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! NO JOINERS FEE! First 100 kids get FREE school supplies! Bounce House! Facepainting! Games & Crafts! Entertainment! Educational Activities!

Live From Downtown – It’s Friday Night! – 6:00 pm | Free
Downtown Sarasota
‘Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Live performances by musicians, entertainers and performing arts organizations. Featuring a different downtown neighborhood every Friday. 1st Friday: Main Street at Five Points Park and Palm Avenue. 2nd Friday: Burns Square 3rd Friday: Towles Court 4th Friday: Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village’

The CardShark – 6:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
The CardShark is a live, interactive, sleight-of-hand show. Jason Michaels will pull back the curtain on how he can amaze and deceive, and audiences dive deeply into the arts of illusion. Having spent time in casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, he highlights the skills he uses to eliminate the advantage that casinos typically have. Getting swindled has never been this much fun.

Groove To Move – 6:00 pm | Free
The Five O’clock Club 1930 Hillview St. Sarasota, FL 34239
Groove to Move is a classic rock tribute/jam band you can dance to. Sets include: Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Allman Brothers, Santana, Joe Cocker and more!

Open Mic Night – 6:00 pm | Free
Music Compound 1747 Cattlemen road Sarasota, FL 34232
Open Mic at The Music Compound for musicians of all ages! Everyone is welcome to come and watch or get behind the Mic! Join us for a night of good music, good people, and good food! Bring your family and friends to see the amazing and talented, local rising stars. Join the line up! Spots are available for all ages! Reserve your time spot! Hope to see you there!

Eddie Tobin – 6:30 pm | Free
Amore Restaurant 555 Bay Isles Parkway Longboat Key, FL 34228
Every Wednesday and Fridays join us for a wonderful night with the amazing musician and singer Eddie Tobin at Amore Restaurant on the Fireside Lounge with a romantic and cozy ambient. Call for reservations: (941)383-1111

Jon Pardy Release Party – 6:30 pm | Free
White Buffalo Saloon 5377 McIntosh Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Come join us at the White Buffalo Saloon for the release of Jon Pardy’s new album California Sunrise.

Friday Night Concert – 7:00 pm | Free
Centennial Park-Venice 200 W. Venice Ave. Venice , FL 34285
Join us in Downtown Venice for our Free Friday Night Concert series at the Gazebo In Centennial Park. 7-9pm

Night of Peace through sound with Crystal Intentions – 7:00 pm | Monetary Donations
Venice Holistic Community Center 714 Shamrock Blvd Venice, FL 34293
Join us for a night of peace through sound presented by David and Bernice Jimenez of Crystal Intentions. Let everything dissolve at the sound of the Crystal Bowls, Symphonic Gong and other soothing, heavenly sounds. Bring a mat or cushion if you wish to stretch on the floor. Vibrate with peace and joy! Be part of spreading our vision: Peace in our hearts, peace in our community, and peace in our world.

Ian Bagg – 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm| $15-$19
McCurdy’s Comedy Theater 1923 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236
Ian has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson and Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Make Me Laugh, Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson, Fridays on NBC and the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. His one-hour special Ian Bagg: Getting to F*cking Know You premiered on Showtime. He can be heard on his radio/podcast show on XM Radio channel 160 or The Toadhopnetwork (The Ian Bagg Show.) He has performed 2 successful half-hour specials, Comedy Central Presents and HBOs A Comics Climb and has been seen on Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.

Bell, Book and Candle – 7:30 pm | $18
The Players Centre for Performing Arts 838 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
Gillian Holroyd is a modern-day witch living in New York City’s Greenwich Village. When she encounters charming publisher Shepherd Henderson, she decides to make him hers by casting a love spell. Gillian takes added pleasure in doing so because Henderson is engaged to her old college rival. However, Gillian finds herself actually falling for Shepherd, which poses a problem: She will lose her powers if she falls in love.

The God of Isaac – 8:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
Its 1977 and a neo-Nazi group wants to stage a demonstration in the Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois. Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, wonders what his involvement should be if anything. Determined to find the truth, Isaac journeys to find the meaning of his heritage, his relationships, and himself.

How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson – 8:00 pm | $25-$35. $35/adults, $25/students and active military with valid ID
Westcoast Black Theatre 1646 10th Way Sarasota, FL 34236
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents its summer 2016 show, How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, which runs July 13 August 14, 2016. The musical revue is an original production created by WBTT founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs to honor Jackson, The Queen of Gospel. Influenced by church hymns as well as blues artists such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, Jackson (1911-1972) recorded around 30 albums and, among her 45 record releases, scored a dozen golds (selling a million or more). This musical revue focuses on the powerful role gospel music has played in the lives and experiences of African-Americans. Along with the music of Mahalia Jackson, WBTT will celebrate the music of many gospel greats such as The Caravans, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Love Coates, Shirley Caesar, Tommy Dorsey and more. Dancers will add inspiring visual excitement to the powerful singing of more than 30 traditional gospel songs that range from solemn hymns to upbeat, high-energy pieces that depict the spirit of an old-time church revival. Performances, which take place at the WBTT theater (1646 10th Way, Sarasota) are 8pm Wednesday-Saturday with 2pm matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $35/adults, $25/students or active military with valid ID. Call the Box Office (941-366-1505) or go to westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Vaudeville’s Dead! – 9:00 pm | $15
The Starlite Room 1001 Cocoanut Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
An immersive cabaret experience featuring songs from the stage and screen! Sit down to dinner and enjoy the Plump Sisters’ greatest hits broadcast LIVE in Sarasota, Florida. Witness live tap dancing, a gay wedding, and an unforeseen murder. Tickets are $15 | Cash or Credit 941-444-3031 www.plumpsistersproductions.com https://www.facebook.com/plumpsistersofficial/ Ticket price does not include food and drink

Jah Movement Reggae Band – 9:30 pm | $5
The Five O’clock Club 1930 Hillview St. Sarasota, FL 34239
Jah Movement Reggae Band specializes in the Best top 40 hits, Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, R&B, Funk, Soul and Old School Hip-Hop. www.facebook.com/jahmovementreggaeband/timeline

SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH

Sarasota Farmers Market – 7:00 am | Free
Lemon Ave. @ Main Street
The Sarasota Farmers Market was established in 1979. The market continues its tradition of serving the community with local produce, plants, prepared foods, and artisans. We currently have a full market that includes 55 vendors and 5,000 square feet of produce and plants. Hours: The market is held every Saturday (rain or shine) 7am to Noon (May through October) 7am to 1pm (November through April)

Candy’s Circus Run – 7:00 am | $20-$30. This is a great back to school event. Building Childhood Cancer Awareness within our community.
Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle Sarasota, FL 34235
2016 First Annual 5K and 1-mile Fun Run To Benefit CureSearch for Children’s CancerHosted by local 17 year-old Cancer Survivor Candace Powell Circus themed 5K chip-timed run and walk. Music and entertainment for all ages. The Sailor Circus students are performing! Beautiful medals and trophies, dry-fit shirts with registration. Free parking. Visit www.candyscircus.org for more details

Rio Rowing Watch Party! – 7:30 am | Free
Shamrock Pub 2257 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237
Join us 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at The Shamrock Pub (2257 Ringling Boulevard) to watch and cheer on Rio Rowing events! Complimentary light breakfast will be served. Note: Shamrock is a cash only bar Schedule of Events: 7:30 to 8:42 a.m.: Men’s Single Sculls 7:40 to 8:54 a.m.: Women’s Single Sculls 9:04 to 9:14 a.m.: Women’s Eight 9:24 to 9:34 a.m.: Men’s Eight

Venice Farmers Market – 8:00 am | Free
Tampa Avenue West
Every Saturday Morning, local Farmers, Fisherman, Craftsmen, Bakers, Artists and others gather at the Venice Farmer’s Market located in the heart of historic downtown Venice, Florida. It’s a weekly celebration of the best of Venice were you can get fresh seasonal Florida fruits and vegetables direct from the Venice area farms. You can’t find any fresher shrimp or seafood. There’s incredible tasty homemade baked goods, trinkets, crafts, soaps, flowers, plants, locally roasted coffee, and more.

Make Sit Happen: Basic Obedience 1 – 8:30 am | $80
Humane Society of Sarasota County 2331 15th Street Sarasota, FL 34237
Learn to teach your dog how to behave in your household. Positive reinforcement is used to teach your dog such commands as sit, down, come, stay, and also walking on a leash. This course consists of six one-hour classes and will meet once a week unless otherwise noted. Fee: $80 To register, please call John Pfohler at 941.955.4131 x 124

Flea Market – 9:00 am | Free
Farm and Flea Market 5115 SR 776 Venice, FL 34293
THE DOME FLEA MARKET IS A MUST SEE! LOTS OF GREAT SHOPPING AND GREAT PEOPLE! SHOPPING LIKE IT USE TO BE!!

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

SARTQ: Small Works – 10:00 am | Free
Blank Slate Gallery 538 South Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
SARTQ: SMALL WORKS July 29 August 20, 2016 The [blank] slate gallery is proud to present its first group exhibition by Sarasota’s contemporary arts collective, SARTQ SARTQ: SMALL WORKS will be on view July 29 through August 20, with an opening reception to meet the artists on Friday, July 29 5:30-8:30pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend. SARTQ: SMALL WORKS features about twenty-five pieces from twelve artists. This exhibitions conception began when Tim Jaeger, SARTQ Executive Director, and Rae Ramos, [blank] slate gallery’s Associate Director, met on Ringling Colleges campus discussing how to get the two fairly new art entities more exposure in the arts scene in Sarasota and its surrounding areas. [blank] slate gallery first opened their doors in late 2014 in the trendy Historic Burns Court neighborhood of Sarasota. In 2016, the gallery moved to a larger space a block away to offer a more accessible location for the community and to expand its wonderful collection of modern and contemporary artwork from emerging and established artists http://www.blankslategallery.com and to include fine jewelry, artisan jewelry and designer fashion for men and women. Phone: 941.312.5700 Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday

Goodwellness Fair – 10:00 am | Free
Payne Park Auditorium 2100 E Laurel St Sarasota, FL 34237
On Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Goodwill Manasota, along with co-sponsors Cigna, USI Insurance and Mutual of Omaha, present the Goodwellness Fair. This event will offer fun for the entire family, featuring community partners that focus on nutrition, family well-being, fitness, financial wellness, the environment, overall health and more. There will be fabulous raffle prizes, including a 39-inch HD TV, a Fitbit and more. Takes place at the Payne Park Auditorium (2100 E. Laurel St., Sarasota). Admission is free; food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call (941) 355- 2721 or go to experiencegoodwill.org/events.

Namastray Yoga – 10:00 am | $10
Cat Depot 2542 17th St. Sarasota, FL 34234
Enjoy yoga with the inspiration of Cat Depot cats in the room! Certified yoga instructor – Veronika Schachtner. Bring your own yoga mat Cost: $10/class as a donation to Cat Depot Yoga has many positive effects on the body such as improving flexibility, building muscle strength, improving posture, and lowering blood pressure. It can also help you focus. Now you can enjoy yoga together with Cat Depot cats and a certified yoga instructor! Bring your yoga mat and join us! If you have questions, please e-mail josephl@catdepot.org

Kids Get in Free Back to School Celebration – 10:00 am | $0-$17.98. Adults may bring up to three children each for free with the purchase of a full-priced admission.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens 3701 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34234
Just because Summer vacation is coming to an end soon doesn’t mean the fun can’t continue for just a bit longer! Sarasota Jungle Gardens Back to School Bash is the perfect way to have a little more fun time before school schedules take over. For two days, Aug. 13 and 14, adults may bring up to three children each for free with the purchase of a full-priced admission. Take this time to enjoy one last vacation bash with the family before it is time to hit the books again. The gardens are located at 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234. Families can enjoy feeding flamingoes, watching interactive animal shows and exploring 10 acres of jungle paradise in the heart of Sarasota. Admission is always free for children three and under; $12.99 for children 4-16; $17.99 for adults and $16.99 for seniors 65 and older; taxes are not included. The Gardens are open 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens web site at www.sarasotajunglegardens.com or call (941)355-5305 for more information. About Sarasota Jungle Gardens: Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, 1.1 miles of winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows daily. Established in 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens is home to more than 200 native and exotic animals, many different species of birds including parrots, macaws, birds of prey, free-roaming flamingos as well as primates, small mammals, dozens of snakes, lizards, iguanas, crocodiles and other reptiles. Many of the animals were privately donated or placed at Sarasota Jungle Gardens from state and federal agencies to ensure a safe environment and a permanent and caring home for them.

Create Your Own Cake Jar – 11:00 am | $50
Heavenly Cupcakes 6538 Gateway Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231
It’s time to bring your creations to life! Create your very own special flavored cake jar by layering cake, icing, toppings, and fillings. Create the ultimate concoction you’ve always drooled of to take home with you along with a Heavenly Cupcakes shirt and Tervis Tumbler! Each cake jar also comes with a pink, silicone wristband to keep.

4th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest – 12:00 pm | $40
Heavenly Cupcakes 6538 Gateway Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231
It’s that time again! Join us for our 4th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest! This year will be a bit tougher…You have 10 minutes to try and defeat the JUMBO! And this time, your choices are either Mama’s Most Delicious, Sarasota Sisters, The Groom, or Here Comes the Bride. If you’re a gluten free person, you may order the gluten free, but I warn you that the vanilla cake is denser than the chocolate! Tickets are $40 and will include a Tervis Tumbler with purchase. Winner(s) will receive a t-shirt and bragging rights…until next year! 😉

Art and A Movie: The Man Who Would Be King – 1:30 pm | $5
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art 5401 Bay Shore Rd. Sarasota, FL 34243
Sean Connery and Michael Caine portray two British men who stumble on the isolated kingdom of Kafiristan, bearing a strong resemblance to the mountainous areas of South Asia. The westerners plot and scheme to take advantage of the trusting local inhabitants and their treasure. (129 minutes) Join us for our inaugural film series to celebrate The Ringling’s expanded galleries devoted to Asian art. We begin our connection by exploring the complex historical relationship of America and Asia through a critical examination of films that have played an integral role in American popular culture. While we’ve since mostly moved beyond simplistic depictions of stereotypical Asian characters, these films indicate that it wasn’t always so. Our discussions will focus on the ways in which American culture has fostered such images. $5.00/Free for Members

The CardShark – 2:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
The CardShark is a live, interactive, sleight-of-hand show. Jason Michaels will pull back the curtain on how he can amaze and deceive, and audiences dive deeply into the arts of illusion. Having spent time in casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, he highlights the skills he uses to eliminate the advantage that casinos typically have. Getting swindled has never been this much fun.

How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson – 2:00 pm | $25-$35. $35/adults, $25/students and active military with valid ID
Westcoast Black Theatre 1646 10th Way Sarasota, FL 34236
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents its summer 2016 show, How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, which runs July 13 August 14, 2016. The musical revue is an original production created by WBTT founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs to honor Jackson, The Queen of Gospel. Influenced by church hymns as well as blues artists such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, Jackson (1911-1972) recorded around 30 albums and, among her 45 record releases, scored a dozen golds (selling a million or more). This musical revue focuses on the powerful role gospel music has played in the lives and experiences of African-Americans. Along with the music of Mahalia Jackson, WBTT will celebrate the music of many gospel greats such as The Caravans, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Love Coates, Shirley Caesar, Tommy Dorsey and more. Dancers will add inspiring visual excitement to the powerful singing of more than 30 traditional gospel songs that range from solemn hymns to upbeat, high-energy pieces that depict the spirit of an old-time church revival. Performances, which take place at the WBTT theater (1646 10th Way, Sarasota) are 8pm Wednesday-Saturday with 2pm matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $35/adults, $25/students or active military with valid ID. Call the Box Office (941-366-1505) or go to westcoastblacktheatre.org.

The God of Isaac – 3:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
Its 1977 and a neo-Nazi group wants to stage a demonstration in the Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois. Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, wonders what his involvement should be if anything. Determined to find the truth, Isaac journeys to find the meaning of his heritage, his relationships, and himself.

Summer in the Buff – 4:00 pm | Free
White Buffalo Saloon 5377 McIntosh Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Join us at The White Buffalo Saloon for our new menu. Still featuring some of the same signature items such as the Hi Hat Ranch Nachos and introducing new but ‘old school’ menu items like Not Yo Mama’s Meatloaf. Stay and enjoy line dancing lessons and party through the night with our awesome staff and cool new summer schedule

$1 Rib Night – 4:00 pm | Free
White Buffalo Saloon 5377 McIntosh Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Join us at The White Buffalo every Saturday for $1 Rib night. Served with coleslaw & cornbread. Purchase of beverage required. 4 Rib minimum. Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm. $3 domestic drafts, $4 wells & house wine, $5 3 olives vodka.

The Capital Grille’s Generous Pour Wine Event – 5:00 pm | $28
The Capital Grille 180 University Town Center Dr. Sarasota, FL 34243
The Capital Grille Toasts Winemaking Rebels, Rule Breakers & Game Changers with Eighth Annual Generous Pour Wine Event. The Generous Pour offers a collection of wines that have been hand-selected by The Capital Grilles own Master Sommelier George Miliotes, one of only 215 Master Sommeliers worldwide. During The Generous Pour, servers suggest pairings for each course, based on individual preferences, allowing guests to craft their own personalized wine dinner. Guests are invited to explore and enjoy as many of these remarkable wines as they like for $28 per person with dinner. Visit www.thecapitalgrille.com to learn more about the featured wines and the winemakers that broke the rules to create them. Follow @CapitalGrille on Twitter and @TheCapitalGrille on Instagram and join the #GenerousPour conversation.

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.

The CardShark – 6:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
The CardShark is a live, interactive, sleight-of-hand show. Jason Michaels will pull back the curtain on how he can amaze and deceive, and audiences dive deeply into the arts of illusion. Having spent time in casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, he highlights the skills he uses to eliminate the advantage that casinos typically have. Getting swindled has never been this much fun.

Ian Bagg – 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm| $15-$19
McCurdy’s Comedy Theater 1923 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236
Ian has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson and Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Make Me Laugh, Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson, Fridays on NBC and the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. His one-hour special Ian Bagg: Getting to F*cking Know You premiered on Showtime. He can be heard on his radio/podcast show on XM Radio channel 160 or The Toadhopnetwork (The Ian Bagg Show.) He has performed 2 successful half-hour specials, Comedy Central Presents and HBOs A Comics Climb and has been seen on Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.

JPAN’s UTC Center Grand Opening With Anything But Broke – 7:00 pm | Free
JPAN Sushi & Grill 229 N. Cattlemen Rd. #61 Sarasota, FL 34243
JPAN offers a wide range of traditional Japanese dishes along with mind-blowing sushi and kitchen creations. Let our experienced and innovative chefs design a magnificent meal for you and your family. Allow our lively and hospitable staff take care of you in a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Join us for our official grand opening this Saturday August 13, 2016 for Chillout and House music from Anything But Broke from 7PM – 10:30 PM.

Bell, Book and Candle – 7:30 pm | $18
The Players Centre for Performing Arts 838 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
Gillian Holroyd is a modern-day witch living in New York City’s Greenwich Village. When she encounters charming publisher Shepherd Henderson, she decides to make him hers by casting a love spell. Gillian takes added pleasure in doing so because Henderson is engaged to her old college rival. However, Gillian finds herself actually falling for Shepherd, which poses a problem: She will lose her powers if she falls in love.

Black Diamond Burlesque Sixth Anniversary Spectacular – 7:30 pm | $45-$60. https://www.facebook.com/events/111478812617133/
The Francis 1289 N. Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
Celebrate Sarasota’s premier burlesque revue with Black Diamond Burlesque’s Sixth Anniversary Spectacular. This elegant and classic show features variety, live music, and the art of the striptease! Step into The Francis, a chic ballroom in downtown Sarasota, for this sumptuous experience. All your favorite Diamonds will be on stage for this most luxurious show. Full cash bar available during the show with dessert to follow. Louie’s Modern, located next door to The Francis will be serving a prix fixe three-course menu, as well as their full menu for your pre-show culinary pleasures. Reservations for this Black Diamond Prix Fixe experience may be made at the time you purchase your ticket. Seating’s must be made by 6:00 pm to ensure your timely arrival for the performance. Guests must be 21+ VIP seating: Relax in the notorious Glitter Zone for prime viewing pleasure, $60 per person General seating: First come, first seated at these choice seats. $45 per person Prix Fixe Dinner at Louie’s Modern: A three course meal served prior to show time. $35 per person Louie’s Modern full dinner menu is also available by calling for reservations in advance. Book no later than 6:00 pm to coordinate with show time at 8:00 pm Purchase your tickets: www.eventbrite.com or by clicking this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-diamond- burlesques-sixth-anniversary-spectacular-tickets-26037709490?aff=eac2

The God of Isaac – 8:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
Its 1977 and a neo-Nazi group wants to stage a demonstration in the Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois. Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, wonders what his involvement should be if anything. Determined to find the truth, Isaac journeys to find the meaning of his heritage, his relationships, and himself.

How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson – 8:00 pm | $25-$35. $35/adults, $25/students and active military with valid ID
Westcoast Black Theatre 1646 10th Way Sarasota, FL 34236
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents its summer 2016 show, How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, which runs July 13 August 14, 2016. The musical revue is an original production created by WBTT founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs to honor Jackson, The Queen of Gospel. Influenced by church hymns as well as blues artists such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, Jackson (1911-1972) recorded around 30 albums and, among her 45 record releases, scored a dozen golds (selling a million or more). This musical revue focuses on the powerful role gospel music has played in the lives and experiences of African-Americans. Along with the music of Mahalia Jackson, WBTT will celebrate the music of many gospel greats such as The Caravans, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Love Coates, Shirley Caesar, Tommy Dorsey and more. Dancers will add inspiring visual excitement to the powerful singing of more than 30 traditional gospel songs that range from solemn hymns to upbeat, high-energy pieces that depict the spirit of an old-time church revival. Performances, which take place at the WBTT theater (1646 10th Way, Sarasota) are 8pm Wednesday-Saturday with 2pm matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $35/adults, $25/students or active military with valid ID. Call the Box Office (941-366-1505) or go to westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Jazz From Jax – 8:00 pm | $15-$20
Glenridge Performing Arts Center 7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, FL 34238
University of North Florida School of Music has one of the top jazz programs in the country. This past year, UNF won the International Downbeat Award for Best Collegiate Large Jazz Ensemble. Wynton Marsalis commented on the UNF program: To have that many great musicians come from one place is truly astounding They are deeply soulful and committed to making the highest quality of music It must be something in the water down there. The concert will showcase nine emerging jazz artists, all students from the UNF School of Music, and all raised in the local musical community. Matt Falgowski, protégé of the great Dick Hyman, will open with traditional stride piano solo. Guitarist, Nick Russell, and vocalist/violinist, Camille Hudson, will perform a duet set of standards. Last, Jazz Juvenocracy alumni, Alex Hernandez on sax, clarinet, and flute, and Bit Risner, on trumpet and vocals, as well as West Coast Black Theater alumnus, Liston Gregory on piano and vocals, Jose Villalpando on bass and tuba, Patrick Daut on guitar, and John Medico on drums, will perform. The sextet will perform jazz with New Orleans, gospel, and pop influence.

Vaudeville’s Dead! – 9:00 pm | $15
The Starlite Room 1001 Cocoanut Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
An immersive cabaret experience featuring songs from the stage and screen! Sit down to dinner and enjoy the Plump Sisters’ greatest hits broadcast LIVE in Sarasota, Florida. Witness live tap dancing, a gay wedding, and an unforeseen murder. Tickets are $15 | Cash or Credit 941-444-3031 www.plumpsistersproductions.com https://www.facebook.com/plumpsistersofficial/ Ticket price does not include food and drink

Notorious – 9:30 pm | $5
The Five O’clock Club 1930 Hillview St. Sarasota, FL 34239
Sarasota’s Premier Dance and Party Band! Johnny C (Founder of The Boneshakers) Sam Conable (Cryptic Vision) (Category 3), Donnie John (Shotgun Justice), (Syndicate), (Twinkle). Kenny Trapp (Kiss America) www.facebook.com/groups/1039229209473180/

Artists Who Teach – All Day | Free
Art Uptown Gallery 1367 Main Street Sarasota, FL 34236
August 13 ‘ARTISTS WHO TEACH,’ features the mixed media paintings of Jill Krasner and art jewelry by Clara Ricker at the gallery this week. Exhibition continues through August 19. Art Uptown Gallery, 1367 Main Street Sarasota. Summer Gallery hours: Sundays: 12pm-5pm. Tuesday through Thursdays: 11am-5pm. Fridays: 11am through 9pm (with the exception of Friday, July 1st when we will close at 6pm.) Saturdays: 11am through 8pm For additional info and to confirm summer hours please call 941.955.5409. www.artuptown.com

SUNDAY AUGUST 14TH

Flea Market – 9:00 am | Free
Farm and Flea Market 5115 SR 776 Venice, FL 34293
THE DOME FLEA MARKET IS A MUST SEE! LOTS OF GREAT SHOPPING AND GREAT PEOPLE! SHOPPING LIKE IT USE TO BE!!

Kids Get in Free Back to School Celebration – 10:00 am | $0-$17.98. Adults may bring up to three children each for free with the purchase of a full-priced admission.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens 3701 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34234
Just because Summer vacation is coming to an end soon doesn’t mean the fun can’t continue for just a bit longer! Sarasota Jungle Gardens Back to School Bash is the perfect way to have a little more fun time before school schedules take over. For two days, Aug. 13 and 14, adults may bring up to three children each for free with the purchase of a full-priced admission. Take this time to enjoy one last vacation bash with the family before it is time to hit the books again. The gardens are located at 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234. Families can enjoy feeding flamingoes, watching interactive animal shows and exploring 10 acres of jungle paradise in the heart of Sarasota. Admission is always free for children three and under; $12.99 for children 4-16; $17.99 for adults and $16.99 for seniors 65 and older; taxes are not included. The Gardens are open 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens web site at www.sarasotajunglegardens.com or call (941)355-5305 for more information. About Sarasota Jungle Gardens: Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, 1.1 miles of winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows daily. Established in 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens is home to more than 200 native and exotic animals, many different species of birds including parrots, macaws, birds of prey, free-roaming flamingos as well as primates, small mammals, dozens of snakes, lizards, iguanas, crocodiles and other reptiles. Many of the animals were privately donated or placed at Sarasota Jungle Gardens from state and federal agencies to ensure a safe environment and a permanent and caring home for them.

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.

“Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss – 1:30 pm | $20
Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236
Beneath the surface of its lightly flowing dialogue and sumptuous music, ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ explores the progress of human relations, both personal and societal. Beginning with the scandalous love affair of young Octavian and the older, yet enchanting Marschallin, the opera examines Octavians metamorphosis, as youthful entanglements transform into romantic commitment. The Marschallin embodies our wistful nostalgia at the passage of time, serving as a counterpoint to the Octavians dreamy and impetuous youthful romance. In the world of Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss and his librettist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, summon a half-imaginary, half-real Vienna of 1740, capturing both the intricacies of aristocratic ceremony and the temporality of human existence.

Bell, Book and Candle – 2:00 pm | $18
The Players Centre for Performing Arts 838 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
Gillian Holroyd is a modern-day witch living in New York City’s Greenwich Village. When she encounters charming publisher Shepherd Henderson, she decides to make him hers by casting a love spell. Gillian takes added pleasure in doing so because Henderson is engaged to her old college rival. However, Gillian finds herself actually falling for Shepherd, which poses a problem: She will lose her powers if she falls in love.

The God of Isaac – 2:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
Its 1977 and a neo-Nazi group wants to stage a demonstration in the Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois. Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, wonders what his involvement should be if anything. Determined to find the truth, Isaac journeys to find the meaning of his heritage, his relationships, and himself.

The CardShark – 2:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
The CardShark is a live, interactive, sleight-of-hand show. Jason Michaels will pull back the curtain on how he can amaze and deceive, and audiences dive deeply into the arts of illusion. Having spent time in casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, he highlights the skills he uses to eliminate the advantage that casinos typically have. Getting swindled has never been this much fun.

How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson – 2:00 pm | $25-$35. $35/adults, $25/students and active military with valid ID
Westcoast Black Theatre 1646 10th Way Sarasota, FL 34236
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents its summer 2016 show, How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, which runs July 13 August 14, 2016. The musical revue is an original production created by WBTT founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs to honor Jackson, The Queen of Gospel. Influenced by church hymns as well as blues artists such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, Jackson (1911-1972) recorded around 30 albums and, among her 45 record releases, scored a dozen golds (selling a million or more). This musical revue focuses on the powerful role gospel music has played in the lives and experiences of African-Americans. Along with the music of Mahalia Jackson, WBTT will celebrate the music of many gospel greats such as The Caravans, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Love Coates, Shirley Caesar, Tommy Dorsey and more. Dancers will add inspiring visual excitement to the powerful singing of more than 30 traditional gospel songs that range from solemn hymns to upbeat, high-energy pieces that depict the spirit of an old-time church revival. Performances, which take place at the WBTT theater (1646 10th Way, Sarasota) are 8pm Wednesday-Saturday with 2pm matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $35/adults, $25/students or active military with valid ID. Call the Box Office (941-366-1505) or go to westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Leash Walking Class – 2:00 pm | Free
Cat Depot 2542 17th St. Sarasota, FL 34234
Learn how to walk adoptable Cat Depot cats on a leash and harness to provide the cats with much needed physical and mental stimulation. If you are interested in attending, you must register online http://www.catdepot.org/education/cat- socialization.aspx or email Cody at codyc@catdepot.org.

Travis Tritt & Corey Smith with special guest Luke Combs – 6:00 pm | $20-$99. A3Concerts.com or Redneck Outpost 4401 Ashton Rd, Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Fairgrounds and Robarts Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237
Two time Grammy winner and Country Legend Travis Tritt at Robarts Arena, Sunday August 14th at 6:00pm featuring Corey Smith with special guest Luke Combs. Tickets $20, $40, $60, $99 at A3concerts.com

The God of Isaac – 7:00 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
Its 1977 and a neo-Nazi group wants to stage a demonstration in the Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois. Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, wonders what his involvement should be if anything. Determined to find the truth, Isaac journeys to find the meaning of his heritage, his relationships, and himself.

The CardShark – 7:30 pm | $36-$39
Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
The CardShark is a live, interactive, sleight-of-hand show. Jason Michaels will pull back the curtain on how he can amaze and deceive, and audiences dive deeply into the arts of illusion. Having spent time in casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, he highlights the skills he uses to eliminate the advantage that casinos typically have. Getting swindled has never been this much fun.

Wild Root & Anton Laplume – 9:00 pm | Free
The Five O’clock Club 1930 Hillview St. Sarasota, FL 34239
Wild Root is a high energy group of young musicians from the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. Wild Roots style is a blend of Rock, Soul and Funk, infused with Jazz, R&B and Blues elements, hard hitting grooves, hyped funk dance songs, guitar licks, drum hits, and Phat bass riffs that make you feel like you’ve just been transported to a rock show in Compton. http://wildrootband.com/ Take some heavily groove oriented funk and rock, add a dash of jazz and you get one of the newest jam bands coming out of Jacksonville, FL! http://www.theantonlaplumeband.com/