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Family Friendly Events, Sep. 3-9

FAMILY GAME DAY All ages are invited for Lego-building, board and card games, puzzles, and more. Light refreshments will be available. Free. No registration required…. Read more »

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Labor Day Regatta

It’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s biggest event of the year, with more than 300 competitors filling Sarasota Bay with white sails over the three-day weekend. There… Read more »

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Englewood Pioneer Days

Englewood’s annual big party begins Saturday with the hilariously entertaining challenge of the Cardboard Boat Races (at 9 a.m. in Indian Mound Park) and a… Read more »

Arts 

Now playing Aug. 30-Sept. 5: Book and author events

TONY SOUZA will lead a discussion on American architecture at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota. 365-7900. LITERALLY SARASOTA will meet… Read more »

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Gulf Gate Guide

Discover the most diverse dining and drinking destination in the area…. Read more »

Now Playing August 27-September 3: Theaters

PROFESSIONAL THEATER SARASOTA “FST IMPROV COMEDY LOTTERY”: In another interactive rendition of FST Improv, 12 audience members will be asked before the show to randomly… Read more »

Now Playing August 27-September 3: Classical

COMING UP FERNANDO TRABA CONCERT: The State College of Florida welcomes music instructor and Sarasota Orchestra’s principal bassoon player Fernando Traba for a special recital…. Read more »

Friday | Music | Saturday | Soundboard | Sunday | This Weekend 

Live Music Calendar Aug. 27-Sep. 2

Also check out our picks for best shows of the week on the Soundboard page. THURSDAY 8.27 John Russo the Singing Bartender: 4 p.m. (Il… Read more »

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Englewood Pioneer Days

The lead-up to the 59th celebration of Englewood features a chalkfest on Dearborn Street from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; a “Shipwrecked” dance party featuring a… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | This Weekend 

Historic Downtown Village

Sarasota’s Historic Downtown Village will host artist demonstrations, tea samplings, intuitive readings, food vendors, and more, as well as complimentary hors d’ouevres, wine and live… Read more »

Restaurants 

Sample Sarasota

The second edition of the new monthly local food market will take over Mandeville Beer Garden on Thursday. Sip on a pint of locally crafted… Read more »

Arts | Section 

Hermitage Prize presented to composer

  Composition student Phillip Sink has been presented with the Hermitage Prize, which includes a six-week residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood and… Read more »

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Now playing Aug. 23-30: Book and author events

CINE SELBY will show “Away From Her” at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 in Geldbart Auditorium at Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. 861-1120. SHANE HINTON… Read more »

This Weekend 

Bradentucky Bombers

The Bradentucky Bombers will have a rematch with Deadly Rivals Roller Derby, the only team to have defeated the Bombers this season. There will be… Read more »

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India Fest

Now in its third year, this celebration of Indian culture returns to the Bradenton Area Convention Center, bringing the traditional dances of India, vendors selling… Read more »