Jazz At Two – 2-4 p.m. Friday (Jan. 3). The Dick Reynolds Quartet kicks off the series' 2014 season with a show at Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Joining the pianist are Johnny Moore on drums, David Pruyn (trumpet, vocals) and Dave Trefethen (bass). $7 for Jazz Club of Sarasota members, $12 for nonmembers. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.org.
Music on Main – 6-9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 3). Melanie Massell & Hot Item headline this month's edition of the Lakewood Ranch concert series. Proceeds will benefit SMART, Sarasota Manatee Association For Riding Therapy. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Unleashed pets welcome; coolers are prohibited. 8131 Lakewood Main Street. 907-9243; lakewoodranch.com/musiconmain.
Yvette's Free Bayfront Fit Camp – 9 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 4). Meet at the sailor statue (Unconditional Surrender) in downtown Sarasota for a free workout; all fitness levels welcome. 376-9599; firstname.lastname@example.org; yvettesfitness.com.
Venice Antiques Show – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 4); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 5). More than 50 national and regional exhibitors at Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. $6. allmanpromotions.com/Venice_FL_Antiques_Shows.html.
Repticon Sarasota – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 4); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 5). Check out exotic animals at the Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo at Robarts Arena. People 13 and over $10 ($15 for both days); ages 5-12, $5. 3000 Ringling Blvd. repticon.com/sarasota.html.
"Mandela in Cuba" – 6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 4). The Peace Education and Action Center will host a free screening of David Beaton’s documentary film about Nelson Mandela’s July 1991 visit to Cuba shortly after his release from prison. A pot luck meal will be held at 5 p.m. (bring a dish to share), and there will be a Q&A after the screening. 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 894-6469.
Mindy Simmons – 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 4). The folk performer will appear at the 33rd Street Coffee House, in a benefit for the Manatee County Food Bank. Carey Chaney, Tom Kaiser and Jim Scherz will also perform. 5817 33rd St. E., at the Community of Christ Church, in Bradenton. Free, but donations accepted.
"Wild Orchid Man in the Land of the White Bear" – Screenings of the third film in the "Wild Orchid Man" series: 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 5) at Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Lane, Sarasota, and 6:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 6) at Selby Gardens, sponsored by the Sarasota Orchid Society. Accompanied by filmmaker-composer Darryl Saffer, Stig Dalström (aka the Wild Orchid Man) travels to Manitoba in search of rare orchids and learns about the wildlife, history and environmental challenges facing the remote areas of this Canadian province. Dalström and Saffer will be present for a Q&A after the film. 228-7288; wildorchidman.com.
"Crossing Borders" – Opening reception, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 7). From Jan. 7 to Feb. 3, artist and author Pat Kaufman will exhibit a collection of works from her recent book, "Collage 2014," along with a variety of portraits and other paintings at Plymouth Harbor, 700 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. At the reception, Kaufman will sign copies of her new book. 361-7252.