Top 5 Weekend Picks

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    Top 5 Weekend Picks

    Click through to see what made our list of Top 5 Weekend Picks. For all the action visit This Weekend.

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    1 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday; Cock & Bull Pub, 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota; $10 (children under 12 years old are free) and the first 100 people through the door will also receive a free copy of the “NO4” CD; noiseordinancecd.com

    Noise Ordinance 4

    Who's ready to make some noise? Blue Triangle Records and Sarasota Music Scene’s fourth annual Noise Ordinance compilation album will feature 36 local acts with 22 making their first appearance on a Noise Ordinance disc. The musicians have been invited to perform at the two-stage live music showcase, the Noise Ordinance 4 CD Release Party. Check out Ticket editor Brian Ries' cover story, which includes the Noise Ordinance 4 CD Release Party band schedule.

  • Clint Black CROP

    8 p.m. Friday; Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $40-$60; 953-3368; vanwezel.org.

    Clint Black

    One of country’s music’s most successful and prolific singer-songwriters, Clint Black will bring classic hits – perhaps “Killin’ Time,” “Like the Rain” and “Nothin’ but the Taillights” just to name a few biggies – as well as some new material to Sarasota. Read my interview with Black.

  • Da Vinci Machines HT 2013

    Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15.95 adults, $13.95 seniors and military, $11.95 children age 1-14, family pack for up to five people, $50; bradentongulfislands.com/DaVinci;discoverdavinci.com.

    ‘Da Vinci Machines’

    Check out the scary “scythed chariot” and the rest of the 60 handcrafted replicas of Leonardo da Vinci’s military, flying, nautical and hydraulic machines at the recently opened "Da Vinci Machines." The exhibition will be bringing visitors to the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium for the next five months. Read more about the exhibition and original 'Renaissance man' Da Vinci, whose inventions, many of which existed only as sketches in his time, formed the foundation of many machines we use today.

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    7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 3333 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $43; 925-3869; mccurdyscomedy.com.

    Sinbad

    The stand-up and movie star held court at McCurdy's in January, selling out each show, as the comedy club kicked off its 25th year. Now Sinbad is coming back for more.

  • Mixon Fruit Farms pony ride HT 2012

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton; $3 per person or two for $5; free for ages 14 and younger; 748-5829; mixon.com.

    Mixon Harvest Festival

    Mixon Fruit Farms’ annual Harvest Festival features fun activities like pony rides, bungee jumping, bounce houses and rides. There will also be craft vendors plus lots of food and live entertainment including Circus Smile circus performers and music acts.