"JAWS" / COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOSWeekend Picks Aug. 9-11
From WSLR's Jerry Garcia festival in Sarasota to "Jaws" on the big screen at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, we've got you covered for weekend fun.
- Very Merry Jerry Day
Join the WSLR (96.5) crowd and other Dead Heads for the community radio station’s 5th annual celebration of the late, great Jerry Garcia. The equally talented singer, guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of jam band pioneers The Grateful Dead will be honored with performances by local standouts Kettle of Fish, the Florida Mountain Boys, Ship of Fools and the Schmitz Brothers.
11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday; Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S. River Road, Englewood; free; summerfoodtruckfest.comSummer Food Truck Fest
Englewood Sports Complex is where the Summer Food Truck Fest will be rocking and rolling with food from a bunch of vendors on wheels as well as live music from a several bands and a kids zone.
8 p.m. Saturday, The Blue Rooster, 1525 4th St., Sarasota; $15; 388-7539; blueroostersrq.comTriple bill at Blue Rooster
The Blue Rooster has booked a smart, exciting triple bill for Saturday featuring three of the finest Americana acts in Florida: Roadkill Ghost Choir, Thomas Wynn & The Believers and Bradenton-based Have Gun, Will Travel. Read more.
Noon-8 p.m. Saturday; Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto; $2 (ages 4 and younger free); 518-6298; gujaratiassociationofmanasota.comManasota India Festival
The Gujarati Association of Manasota and the Indian American Assoc. of Manatee and Sarasota are proud to host the inaugural Manasota India Festival, which will feature everything from cultural activities to food and shopping to live dance performances.
6 p.m. Friday; South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton; $5, $3 (member admission); 746-4131; southfloridamuseum.org.'Jaws' at South Florida Museum
Timed perfectly with Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week,” which starts today, South Florida Museum brings “Jaws” to the big screen at its all-digital domed theater in the Bishop Planetarium as part of the museum’s Film Fridays series.
Weekend Picks Aug. 9-11
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