Free outdoor concert at Bradenton Historic Courthouse — 11:30-1 p.m. Thursday (March 14). This week: Scott Blum Duo. Bring your lunch or purchase a boxed lunch catered by Renaissance on 9th. RealizeBradenton.com.
Yesterdayze concert — 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 14). Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton. $5. Food, beer and wine available for purchase. 748-5829; mixon.com.
Colossal Yard Sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday (March 15-16). First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak St., Sarasota. Free. Proceeds benefit church ministries. 955-8119
Sarasota Federated Music Club — 10:30 a.m. Friday (March 15). Presenting the flute/piano duo of Karen and Christopher Romig. Eicher Auditorium, Sunnyside Village, 5201 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. Free. 776-5522.
Jazz At Two — 2-4 p.m. Friday (March 15). Heffner and Hefner, featuring Katt Heffner and her brother Stan Hefner. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $7 for Jazz Club members and $12 for nonmembers. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.org.
"Music in the Park" — 6-8 p.m. Friday (March 15). This week: RJ Howson Band. Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Food and beverages will be available for sale; concertgoers can bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free. RealizeBradenton.com.
UPDATE: The U.S. Army Chorus concert was concert late Wednesday night (March 13) because of the sequester.
U.S. Army Chorus — 7 p.m. Friday (March 15). A quartet of soloists from the celebrated U.S. Army Chorus will travel from Washington, D.C., to Sarasota to perform in several free concerts for the community. The quartet will visit locations in Sarasota and Boca Grande, singing the national anthem, popular tunes from Broadway musicals, and favorite arias from select operas. On Friday, the Army quartet will appear at Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road in Sarasota, for a concert, followed by a meet-the-artists reception. Goodwill ticket donations of $15 will be accepted by the church to help defray event costs. Advance ticket donations may be made faithsarasota.com or by calling or visiting the church office, 924-4664. The quartet will also perform Friday afternoon during Military Appreciation Day at the Baltimore Orioles' spring training game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. The game against the Boston Red Sox begins at 1:05 p.m. On Sunday (March 17), the singers will perform in Boca Grande at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church; their performances in the area conclude with a special concert for the students, parents, and faculty of Sarasota Military Academy on Tuesday (March 19).
Sarasota Antique Radio Meet — 8 a.m.-noon Saturday (March 16). Knights of Columbus Hall, 4880 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Buy, sell, trade, radios, radio parts and antique electronics. $5.
13th annual Art at the Ranch Fine Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (March 16-17) on Main Street Lakewood Ranch. Presented by ArtCenter Manatee and LWR Communities, LLC. Fine art, free demos, food and upscale shopping. Free. 746-2862; artcentermanatee.org.
Tri-Par Estates Art Show — 1-4 p.m. Saturday (March 16). Fifth anniversary show, with 24 artists and 150 paintings and jewelry. Cake, coffee and refreshments. Recreation Hall, 5101 Belair Ave., Sarasota. 351-0390.
Bluegrass Show — 1-4:15 p.m. Saturday (March 16) at Englewood Event Center, featuring Flatland Bluegrass, The Maple Street Quartet and The Generations Bluegrass Band. $8 or free with membership. Vendor food and drinks service available. 3069 S. McCall Road. 661-9175; southwestfloridabluegrass.org.
Sidewalk Astronomy — 7:45-10 p.m. Saturday (March 16). The Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, a Bradenton/Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, will set up their high-quality telescopes for public viewing in the field due north of the Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Highlights of the evening will be views of Jupiter and the first-quarter moon. Free. 342-9632; LGDSO.com.
Free concert — 3 p.m. Sunday (March 17). Featuring stringed instruments. Allegro Music Academy, 241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota. 358-8511; allegromusicacademy.com.
"Mid-Winter Blues" — 7:30 p.m. Sunday (March 17). Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., Sarasota. The Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors big band plays “Birth of the Blues,” “Blues in the Night,” “Serenade in Blue,” “When Sunny Gets Blue,” “Sax Case Full of Blues,” “Walkin’ the Blues,” “Another Excuse to Play the Blues,” etc. Also Joe Bruno and Friends will play Dixieland favorites. $5. 907-4123; suncoastconcertband.org.