3rd annual Ringling College Film Screening — 10 p.m. Thursday (May 23). Growler's Pub will screen three short films produced by Ringling College of Art and Design students: "Pierrot," "Brevity's Siren" and "Attorneys at Flaw." Free. 2831 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Tow to Go — Friday through Memorial Day (May 27). If you or someone you know is thinking of drinking and driving, this program offers drivers a free tow and ride home. The concept, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties since 1998, was created by Gold Coast Eagle Distributing president/owner John Saputo. To use the program during Memorial Day weekend, call (855) 286-9246.
Historic Downtown Village "Fourth Friday" celebration — 5-9 p.m. Friday (May 24). Village shops, studios and restaurants will be open for an evening of food, music and shopping, with a theme of the Roaring 20s. The downtown Sarasota village is bordered by Fruitville Road, Osprey Avenue, Gillespie Avenue and 4th Street. DowntownVillageSarasota.com.
Friday Night Live — 7 p.m. Friday (May 24). Free concert by Larry & Friends. Centennial Park, downtown Venice. Sponsored by Venice MainStreet.
Sarasota Jazz Project — 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday (May 25). The 17-piece big band will perform at the Farmers' Market in downtown Sarasota. Free.
Make LOVE Not WAR Dance Party with Big Z Band — 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday (May 25). Dance the night away at Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. No cover. 794-1400; MannateesSportsGrill.com.