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Live Music Calendar, Oct. 1-7

Don’t forget to check out our picks for best shows of the week on Ticket’s Soundboard page. THURSDAY 10.01 Deborah Opie: 6 p.m. (Allegro Bistro)… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Sunday | This Weekend 

Old Miakka Hootenanny

The Old Miakka Schoolhouse’s only fundraiser returns this weekend, celebrating 101 years of the historic building with live music, great food, living history and more…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday | This Weekend 

Rolling Renegades

Sarasota’s own roller derby team will host its final bout of the season, against The ACR Hunnies. There will be beer, wine and snacks for… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Music | Saturday | This Weekend 

Hispanic Heritage Festival

A new celebration of Hispanic and Latino culture put on by Church of the Redeemer, this block party will feature a lineup of several Latino… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Music | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 

Taste of Manatee

Dozens of restaurants and plenty of live music, including Sam Woolf…. Read more »

Music | Saturday | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Beer, Bands & BBQ

Enjoy eight hours of live music featuring bands including Passerine (just back from a tour), Kim Betts & The Gamble Creek Band, Matt Facciolla Band,… Read more »

Drinks | Featured | Restaurants 

Celebrate National Coffee Day

Our picks for great coffee in the area…. Read more »

Music | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Live music calendar, Sep. 24-30

And check out Ticket’s Soundboard page for our picks of the best shows of the week. THURSDAY 9.24 Dagmar: Noon (O’Leary’s) Willie Be There: 5… Read more »

Comedy | This Weekend 

Harry Anderson

Best known as Judge Harry Stone of the hit 1980s sitcom “Night Court,” Harry Anderson brings his combination of magic and comedy to McCurdy’s this… Read more »

Friday | Halloween | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 


Busch Gardens’ annual Halloween spectacular kicks off this weekend, with a bevy of haunted houses, a scary and funny stage show, special drinks and food… Read more »

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 


This new Halloween park outside Tampa includes six different horrifying haunted attractions featuring Hollywood-style special effects and interactive elements, as well as a “monster midway”… Read more »

Drinks | Restaurants | This Weekend 

Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner

Mattison’s Forty-One and Cakebread Cellars will team up for a six-course wine-pairing dinner of Saturday, Sep. 26. The event begins at 6:30 pm and guests… Read more »

Music | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Live Music Calendar, Sep. 17-23

Also check out our picks for best concerts of the week on Ticket’s Soundboard page. THURSDAY 9.17 Deborah Opie: 6 p.m. (Allegro Bistro) Rye Road:… Read more »

GLBT | Movies | This Weekend 

Fabulous Independent Film Festival

In its fifth year, the annual LGBT film fest has found some exciting movies…. Read more »

Featured | Photo Galleries 

Photo Gallery: Radiation Festival of Color

DJs, dancing and plenty of paint…. Read more »