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In the Mood. (Courtesy photo)

"Jazz At Two" – 2-4 p.m. Friday (Nov. 1). The Jazz Club of Sarasota concert series continues in November with In the Mood, featuring vibraphonist Jack Fanning. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $7 for Jazz Club members, $12 for nonmembers. A portion of ticket sales go to the Jazz Club's scholarship program. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.org.

Music Series at Christ Church, Bradenton – 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 1). Season opener features harpsichordist Julane Rodgers, who will perform Bach's "Goldberg Variations." 4030 Manatee Ave. W. Free-will offering. 747-3709; christchurchswfla.org/music.html.

15th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 2). More than 50 artists from Manatee and Sarasota will sell custom-made items such as jewelry, paintings, Christmas ornaments and decorations, etc. Coffee and lunch available for purchase. Free to attend. Peridia Golf & Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. E., Bradenton.

Flight to the North Pole Car/Motorcycle Show – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 2). Manatee County Sheriff's Office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton. Free to spectators. Tampa Bay Rays tent with giveaways and Raymond, Harley Davidson simulator, live radio from The Coast 92.1, food, vendors, silent auction, face painting, raffle, more. All proceeds benefit Flight to the North Pole, Inc. with their annual event in December for terminally ill children and their families. 747-3011, Ext. 2273.

26th annual Downtown Venice Art Festival – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Nov. 2-3). Along West Venice Avenue. The artists, juried by an independent panel of expert judges, will be present for the duration of the festival. Free. (561) 746-6155; artfestival.com.

Southside Village SECA Car Show – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 3). This third annual event on Hllview Street in Sarasota is free, with proceeds from the car entries, sponsorships and vendor food sales benefiting The Life of Riley Foundation. More than 150 unique cars from sports models to antiques will be on display. Plus live entertainment, food, shopping, and games for the kids. thelifeofrileyfoundation.org.

Suncoast Concert Band season opener – 3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 3). The 55-piece band opens its 81st season with a salute to "Our Veterans and Our Troops" at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., Sarasota. $5 (free parking). Reserve tickets by calling 907-4123. suncoastconcertband.org.

Last modified: November 4, 2013
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