Sylph Quintet – Two appearances: 7 p.m. Thursday (July 31), Lakeside Lutheran Church, 2401 Tamiami Trail S., Venice; and 7-9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 1), Cornerstone Church of Lakewood Ranch, 14306 Covenant Way. New York-based oboist and Sarasota native Ian Shafer is bringing his newly formed quintet to the area for “An Enchanted Evening with the Oboe.” In its program, the oboe/string quartet will offer the Florida premiere of a long-forgotten work by oboist Alphons Barret. $10 suggested donation.
Music on Main – 6-9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 1). Kettle of Fish is the featured act at this First Friday event on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Proceeds from food and drink sales will benefit the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund. You can bring chairs (but not coolers); dogs are welcome but must be leashed. lakewoodranch.com/musiconmain. (Editor's note: The Lakewood Ranch website incorrectly states that Smokey's Session is the featured act.)
Bands, Brews and BBQs at Perq Coffee Bar – 6 p.m. Friday (Aug. 1). Perq is staying open late for Mouthole Barbecue, live jams and beer specials. 1821 Hillview St., Sarasota. 955-8101; perqcoffeebar.com.
Bradenton Smooth Jazz Meet & Greet Reception – 7-9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 1). Jazz/blues guitarist Fernando Aragon will be joined by two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz violinist Mads Tolling for a CD signing. Live music from Bruce Bass and InnerCity Energy Band. $15. Blu Mangrove Grill, 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto. basjazz.org.
Thomas Wynn & The Believers – 9 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 2). The Orlando-based rockers are playing the Blue Rooster, with indie folk rock-pop band Good Graeff opening at 8 p.m. $10 cover. 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota. 388-7539; blueroostersrq.com.
Summer Chef Jam – 8 p.m. Monday (Aug. 4). The summerlong event continues at Shamrock Pub, with the chef from Cafe Americano providing the menu. For $20, you get bottomless pints of at least three Florida beers and three small plates from the chef. Wristbands go on sale an hour before. 2257 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.