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Cheap Thrills, April 10-16

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Kristopher James.

Island City Fest — 5-10 p.m. Friday (April 11); 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday (April 12). A Holmes Beach Founders Day Celebration at Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5800 Marina Drive. The Wallendas, live music, food and drink vendors, classic car show, kids zone, arts and crafts. Free. annamariaislandchamber.org.

Music in the Park — 6-8 p.m. Friday (April 11). The concert series finale at downtown Bradenton’s Riverwalk will feature singer-songwriter Kristopher James. Food and beverages will be available for purchase; guests can bring their own picnics. Audience members can also bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free. Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. 840-0013; realizebradenton.com.

Friday Night Live — 7 p.m. Friday (April 11). Free concert by Bluestar at Centennial Park gazebo, downtown Venice. Sponsored by Venice MainStreet.

Rose Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (April 12). Edson Keith Mansion at Phillipi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Presented by the Bradenton-Sarasota Rose Society. Free. 358-6991; b-srs.org.

Buckler’s 23rd annual Craft Fair — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (April 12); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (April 13). Handmade creations by artists and crafters. $6 (kids 12 and under free). One paid admission good all weekend with a hand stamp. Benefits the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. (386) 860-0092; bucklercraftfair.com/bradenton.php.

3rd annual Cajun Crawfish Festival — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (April 12). St. Martha Catholic School, 4380 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Cajun food, live music, games and rides. $5 (kids 2 & under free). 953-4182; stmarthacrawfishfestival.com.

Book Sale — Monday through April 21. Friends of the Selby Public Library Bookstore inside Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. Celebrate National Library Week and stock up on your summer reading. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 861-1140.

Munchtime Musicales — Noon Wednesday (April 16). The Sarasota Concert Association’s 2013-2014 series of free lunchtime concerts concludes with the Gloria Musicae Singers, Sarasota’s professional vocal ensemble. The group will perform a program that includes opera choruses by Verdi and Bizet, a salute to George Gershwin, and more. Holley Hall at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free. 351-7467; scasarasota.org.

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