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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. 1 p.m. Saturday; South Manatee ... Read more »

Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 

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 are five different race courses, ... Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday | Sunday 

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 Shipwreck Dance (6-11 p.m. at ... Read more »

Friday | Music | Saturday 

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 Panificio Gulf Gate) Taylor ... Read more »

Saturday | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Blues singer and guitarist has been lighting up stages since relocating to South Florida in the 1960s. Read more »


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Family-Friendly | Saturday | Sunday 

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 DJ, costume contest, games ... Read more »

Saturday | Section | Soundboard 

Former Runaway – along with Joan Jett – Lita Ford remains the rare front woman recognized for her serious guitar chops in the male-dominated metal world. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | This Weekend 

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 entertainment as all the shops ... Read more »

Movies | This Weekend 

THE END OF THE TOUR Starring: Jason Segal, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Ron Livingtson, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner. MPAA Rating: R (for language) Running time: 106 minutes ... Read more »

Movies | This Weekend 

NO ESCAPE Starring: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Sterling Jerins, Claire Geare. MPAA Rating: R (for language and violence) Running time: 103 minutes A rather clumsy ... Read more »


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Family-Friendly | Saturday | This Weekend 

ReptiDay Sarasota slithers back into town this Saturday. Never been to a reptile show before? Skip Peel, an event coordinator for Repticon, which puts on two- and one-day reptile fairs ... Read more »

Friday | Music | Soundboard 

Perfect pairing: Both are singer-songwriters, raconteurs and rock ’n’ roll historians with Wirtz playing for laughs while Elliott maintains a more serious tone. Read more »

Arts | Featured | Friday 

Bernard Yanelli's play about the impact of desegregation in the South resonates in Players world premiere Read more »

Arts | Featured | Saturday 

"At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important." -- M.C. Escher The mathematical, architectural and ... Read more »

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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 free beer provided by ... Read more »
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