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Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
OPEN MIC WITH COWBOY JAMES, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Open Road Bar, 4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. 863-494-0140. JUST JOYCE , (live music), 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Moose … Find out how to read more online.
FST presents the world premiere of ‘Zap! Bang! Pow!’: An improvised Superhero Adventure
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Bounding into Bowne’s Lab this summer is the first ever FST Improv and FST Children’s Theatre one-of-a-kind collaboration, “Zap! Bang! Pow!”. Grab your cape and mask, and join the cast … Find out how to read more online.
Upcoming Events
Wed  Jun 22 2016 12:30PM
BOCA GRANDE Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament calling artists The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce’s 27th Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament is currently looking for next year’s artist. The deadline … Find out how to read more online.
Billiards & Brew — an authentic pool room in Englewood
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
At Englewood Billiards & Brew, located in the Towers Plaza, customers enjoy playing billiards, darts, or cards and drinking assorted beverages in a clean, comfortable setting. Co-owner John McCann put … Find out how to read more online.
Rock Out at Elvis Fest 8, a Tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Seminole Casino Hotel
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee invites Elvis Presley enthusiasts to Elvis Fest 8 on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. The best Elvis tribute artists from all over the United States … Find out how to read more online.
Michael’s Mighty Mushroom Burger unveiled as part of the #BlendedBurgerProject
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project™ is a movement that strives to make burgers better by blending ground meat with chopped mushrooms, creating a delicious patty that’s healthier for … Find out how to read more online.
BANDANA PLAYS ‘rock and roll as it should be’
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Tony “Butch” Gerace, founder of the group “Bandana,” claims a rich legacy in the world of pop music. Ever hear of Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs? They had two … Find out how to read more online.
Chorale announces its 28th Season
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Having just been voted Best Performing Arts Group for the second consecutive year by Harbor Style Magazine, the Charlotte Chorale is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season of three concerts, … Find out how to read more online.
June Gallery Walk kicks off Palate Pleasures in Punta Gorda
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Starting on June 17 restaurant mania starts. “Palate Pleasures” is the name, and it involves over 30 restaurants. They will be featuring lunch and dinner specials. Gallery Walk is helping … Find out how to read more online.
Sun Coast Wind Ensemble presents: ‘A Day at the Zoo’
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
The Sun Coast Wind Ensemble will perform a summer concert entitled “A Day at the Zoo” as a musical tribute to animals, both wild and domestic. The performance will be … Find out how to read more online.
‘Underneath the Lintel’ starring Jeremy Guerero opens June 23 at the GPAC
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
An eccentric librarian finds a weather-beaten book in a return bin — and discovers that it is 113 years overdue. Sparked by a message left in its margins, he sets … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 22 2016 12:31PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Free State of Jones Runtime: 2 hrs. 19 min. | Rated R | Action/adventure, drama Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoying time with Dad for Father’s Day
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Mothers aren’t the only people in the family who like to be celebrated on their special day. In June we get the opportunity to show our appreciation for fathers, and … Find out how to read more online.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s 2016-2017 Season ‘Music on the Move’
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
The Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota (ASC) enters its third decade of bringing the most diverse selection of musical experiences to the region with a dynamic lineup of established and … Find out how to read more online.
Escaping for fun in Sarasota
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Most people spend their lives trying to keep from going to jail, but not the Drewett family. Recently, all five of them intentionally got dressed up in orange jumpsuits, shackled … Find out how to read more online.
ABBY’S ON MIAMI: Combining new with tried-and-true
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
The first thing Don Hayley changed when he took ownership of Althea’s restaurant last August was the Venice staple’s name. “My daughter was born the same month, so I named … Find out how to read more online.
It’s time for Venice Theatre’s 2016 Summer Cabaret Festival
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Venice Theatre is delighted to invite audiences to its 4th Annual Summer Cabaret Festival. The ever-growing event features a variety of music in a nightclub setting. Professional singer Syreeta Banks … Find out how to read more online.
FST presents the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of Mark St. Germain’s ‘Relativity’
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre presents the gritty and thought-provoking “Relativity” by Mark St. Germain, a National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere. Dedicated to the presentation of challenging and unique … Find out how to read more online.



Wed  Jun 15 2016 04:15PM
PUNTA GORDA Palate Pleasures of Punta Gorda Punta Gorda invites you, local restaurant supporters, to test and taste new dishes and get your feedback. Visit and revisit old and new … Find out how to read more online.
24th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
This weekend on June 18-19, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. is the 24th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival on Miami Avenue in Downtown Venice. A wide array of … Find out how to read more online.
Summer music is in the air
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
In the fall of 1948, Ruth Cotton Butler, a Sarasota music teacher, decided she wanted to coordinate an orchestra in her hometown. With the support of Dr. W.D. Sugg, J. … Find out how to read more online.
Everybody knows your name at Shorty’s 2
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
If someone tells a local about a neighborhood bar in Punta Gorda that has old beer cans lining the walls, beer trays, posters and other fascinating items, they’ll know immediately … Find out how to read more online.
Valenti’s Ristorante & Lounge offers casual, Italian charm
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
At Valenti’s Ristorante in Venice, those who enjoy a comfortable dining experience may choose to be seated in either their main dining room or their smaller, more intimate lounge. Although … Find out how to read more online.
You won’t want to miss this year’s Friday Fest at the Van Wezel
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s free, outdoor summertime concert series is back this year with a lineup certain to get you out of your seats. The events run from … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 1 2016 03:08PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Me Before You Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min. | Rated PG-13 | Drama Adapted from the bestselling novel by Jo Jo Moyes, Me Before You tells the … Find out how to read more online.
Playwrights and Pitmasters: FST hosts ‘Back Lot BBQ’ fundraiser on June 8
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
When the summer heat turns up, it’s time to fire up the grill. FST hosts a Southern-style Back Lot BBQ fundraiser on June 8 at 6 p.m., and everyone’s invited. … Find out how to read more online.
DeSoto Watermelon Festival set for May 21
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
With the traditional DeSoto County Watermelon Festival set this year for Saturday, May 21 at DeSoto Veterans Park in Arcadia, it’s difficult to know where to start in describing the … Find out how to read more online.
Doug Coventry: A musical change of pace
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
Looking for an acoustic pop, rock and country sound as an alternative to all the electric noise out there? Doug Coventry’s your man. Coventry, 41, spent his early childhood outside … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 15 2016 04:16PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Central Intelligence Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min. | Rated PG-13 | Comedy, suspense/thriller A one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne … Find out how to read more online.
Healthy options and fusion flavored favorites at Mango Bistro
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
When IT specialist/wine expert, Ricardo Ruggiero, and accomplished artist/food aficionado, Marie Laforge, opened their cozy, “Old Florida” style restaurant, Mango Bistro, eight and a half years ago, they felt right … Find out how to read more online.
The Sellouts: ‘Good guys, great music’
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Joey Gaydos laughed when asked why he and his band mate Rick Baisch named their duo “The Sellouts.” “A lot of people were giving us grief over the fact that, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
OPEN MIC WITH COWBOY JAMES, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Open Road Bar, 4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. 863-494-0140. ELLIE LEE & THE BLUES FURY, (live music), 6:30 p.m. Englewoods … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Making God Laugh’
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
For the final production of its successful 29th season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Making God Laugh,” by Sean Grennan. Directed by Ron Bupp, it will open on June … Find out how to read more online.
Alliance for the Arts 30th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit opens June 3
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
Alliance for the Arts will open its 30th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit with a public reception on June 3 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition will feature works by 47 … Find out how to read more online.
Veron Ennis, communicating through modern, contemporary art
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
After receiving a little “spark” of an idea for a painting or sculpture, Florida-based artist Veron Ennis mixes a series of specific colors that will set the mood for the … Find out how to read more online.
Chubby’z: Port Charlotte’s ‘dysfunctional Cheers’
Wed  Jun 1 2016 08:30AM
To say that the staff and clientele at Chubby’z Sports Grill & Tavern in Port Charlotte have a great time together, bantering over the restaurant’s storied wings and myriad other … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
OPEN MIC WITH COWBOY JAMES, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Open Road Bar, 4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. 863-494-0140. ELLIE LEE & THE BLUES FURY, (live music), 6:30 p.m. Englewoods … Find out how to read more online.


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