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Riverview High School Kiltie Band. (Courtesy photo)

The Greg Nielson-Tom Ellison Quartet — 2-4 p.m. Friday (Jan. 31). Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. $5 for South County Jazz Club members, $10 for nonmembers. 379-3345; southcountyjazz.org.

Riverview Kilties — 7 p.m. Friday (Jan. 31). Concert will feature John Phillip Sousa marching tunes as well as other patriotic favorites. Donation of $5 will be collected at the door. Riverview High School, One Ram Way. 539-5383; miriamdenver@netscape.net.

New Balance hosts Free 5K Fun Run — 7 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 1) at New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Road. Open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. GPS-marked out-and-back 5K course with digital clock timing and bike marshal. Pre-run access to the store for restrooms and water. Special prizes and giveaways. Advanced reservations recommended; same-day registration available starting at 6:30 a.m. Future runs on March 8 and April 19. newbalancesarasota.com.

Flea Market and Collectibles Fair — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 1-2). More than 45 vendors display their merchandise for sale, from antiques to sharks’ teeth. $2 (children under 12 free). Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail.

Grand Ovation at Lakewood Ranch — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 1). A day of music, food, shopping and more. Showcasing performances from a variety of local school groups, professional musicians, dancers, chorus groups, drama teams. Free. lakewoodranch.com/grandovation.

Tree-Hugger ’60s Fest — 1-4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 1). Yesterdayze headlines this gathering at Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. Presented by the Friends of Oscar Scherer Inc. and the Sarasota Folk Club. $5 person + park entrance fee. 486-2155.

The Mike Markaverich Trio — 8 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 4). Neel Performing Arts Center at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. The trio — Markaverich (piano and vocals), Ernie Williford (bass and vocals) and Johnny Moore (drums) — will present a concert of straight-ahead jazz, including selections by George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Charlie Parker and more. $10 ($5 for students and SCF employees. 752-5252.

Last modified: February 5, 2014
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