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Music in the Park – 6 p.m. Friday (March 28). Bradenton's weekly Music in the Park concert series contin­ues with a performance from singer-songwriter Michael Weiss. Bring blankets or chairs to the Riverwalk amphitheater; the free concerts are every Friday night through April 11. Food and bever­ages from Renaissance on 9th available for purchase.

Bradenton Dragon Boat Festival – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (March 29). The Tampa-based Pan Am Dragon Boat races are making its first appear­ance in Bradenton, with a full day of 400-meter races. About 12 teams will be competing from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be food and (non-alcoholic) drinks for sale at Riverwalk. Teams will be practicing on Thursday and Friday.

Friendship Antique Classic Car Show – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (March 29). View rare and beautifully restored vintage automobiles on Venice Friendship Centers' campus on the Intracoastal Waterway. Free. All proceeds benefit Friendship Center Venice. The campus is accessible via the Legacy Trail, or from Shamrock Drive, at 2350 Scenic Drive in Venice.

World's Largest Food Truck Festival, Part II – Noon-8 p.m. Saturday (March 29); 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday (March 30). This second annual event, featuring more than 200 food trucks with delicacies from throughout Florida and the U.S., will fill this weekend with gourmet food, live music, petting zoo, and rides and games at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Presented by Generation Food Truck and the Florida State Fair Authority, the World's Largest Food Truck Festival Ever, Part II will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Food Truck Parade. The event is free; parking is $6 per vehicle (cash only). Rides and games range are an additional cost. The Florida State Fairgrounds is at 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. floridastatefair.com/200-food-truck-festival.

"Treasures From Your Attic" – 10:30 a.m. Sunday (March 30). A Jewish Antiques Roadshow-like program featuring prominent art curator Arthur Feldman at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Sarasota. Former director of Chicago's Maurice Spertus Museum of Judaica and curator at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, Feldman's presentation includes an opportunity to have Judaica appraised by him (limit of three items). Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door for non-Temple members. Light refreshments will be served. Feldman will also speak about Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" at 5:30 p.m. Shabbat services Friday (March 28) and on Marc Chagall the following day at services at 10 a.m. 383-3438.

Sarasota High School Choir – 7:30 p.m. Monday (March 31). A concert at St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota. Free-will offering. 922-7595.

Lenten organ recital – 12:10-12:40 p.m. Wednesday (April 2). The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, will present a half-hour Lenten organ recital featuring guest organist John Fenstermaker, the director of music at Naples' Trinity By the Cove. Free and open to the public. 955-4263; redeemersarasota.org.

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