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The cast of "Dead Poets Society," including Robin Williams, center. (Courtesy photo)

Bead & Jewelry Show — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (Aug. 22-24). Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail. Dealers from across America will show and sell gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals, beads. Tickets: $4 (good all show days); under 16 free. 954-0202; frankcoxproductions.com.

Fourth Friday at the Historic Downtown Village — 5-9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 22). Stroll the galleries, shop and restaurants in the Historic Downtown Village while enjoying live music, hors d'oeuvres and wine. Features artist demonstrations, tea samplings, intuitive readings and more. Free. 1861 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. 388-3700; downtownvillagesarasota.com.

Friday Night Live — 7 p.m. Friday (Aug. 22). Free concert by Ishmael Katz & Friends at the Centennial Park Gazebo in downtown Venice.

A Tribute to Robin Williams: Dead Poets Society — 8 p.m. Friday (Aug. 22). Fans still reeling from the suicide of the Oscar-winning actor can watch him in all his big-screen glory with a free screening of the 1989 hit film at Tampa Theatre. Williams, the star of “Good Will Hunting,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Morning, Vietnam” and dozens of other films, was found dead at his San Francisco Bay Area home on Aug. 11. In "Dead Poets Society," Williams portrayed John Keating, a captivating English teacher at an elite all-boys prep school. The cast included Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles ("The Good Wife") and Ethan Hawke. The film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and Williams was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. It won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. No ticket is required for the screening; doors open at 7 p.m. 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8981; tampatheatre.org.

North River Rolling Renegades vs. Melbourne Molly Roger Rollergirls — 6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 23). The roller derby squads will square off at Stardust Skate Center, 2571 12th St., Sarasota. Bout starts at 6:30 . Tickets: $12 (cash only) at the door or $10 via http://m.bpt.me/event/793267. 365-6888; northriverrollingrenegades.com.

"Did Lincoln Abuse the Powers of the Presidency?" — 6 p.m. Monday (Aug. 25). Dr. John Belohlavek, a political history professor at University of South Florida in Tampa, will speak at the downtown Bradenton library about President Abraham Lincoln. A full professor since 1986, Belohlavek specializes in 19th century political and diplomatic history. He has been with USF since 1970. The program is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The Central Library is at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W. 748-5555; mymanatee.org/library.

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