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SARASOTA HAPPENINGS FOR OCTOBER, 2014 Sarasota offers its visitors and residents a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The beautiful beaches, like Siesta Key Beach and Longboat Key Beach, the breathtaking sunsets, amazing flora and wildlife are a perfect backdrop to a day or evening of enjoyment. Take in the open air venues such as the downtown market and informal concerts. Enjoy a volleyball competition on the beach, or cheer from courtside at a championship tennis match on Longboat Key. Or perhaps an evening enjoying a concert at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center then strolling downtown to one of the many fine restaurants to top off your night is more your style. The Sarasota Opera House and the Apolo Repertory Theater continuously delight audiences with spectacular performances. World renowned St. Armands Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge and boasts superb indoor and outdoor dining and shopping venues. There is always something going on! There is truly something for everyone in Sarasota! Here are a few events you can take in during the month of October: October 1, 2014 8:00 p.m. "Peter Frampton Live in Concert". Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center October 1, 2014 (and every Wednesday), 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Phillippi Farmhouse Market. Over 40 vendors promoting local agriculture. Phillippi Creek Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida October 2, 2014 7:00 p.m. HD at the Opera-Puccini's "The Girl of the Golden West", an Opera de Paris production shown on the big screen. The presentation will be preceded by a 15 minute welcome and pre-show discussion. Tickets required. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website October 3, 2014 6:00-9:00 p.m. "Music on Main" Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Free event. Live music, bring a lawn chair. Dogs allowed, but must be on leash, no coolers allowed. Food vendors available. 8131 Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 October 3, 2014 6-10 p.m. "Live From Downtown Sarasota-It's Friday Night!". , Main Street at 5 Points Park and Palm Avenue, downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. October 3 and 4, 2014 Sahib Shrine Circus, Admission $12 Adults, $10 Children Friday, Oct. 3rd Performance at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4th Performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sailor Circus Arena 2075 Bahia Vista Street Sarasota, Florida 941-355-9805 for Tickets Circus Website October 4, 2014 10 a.m.-12 noon "Growing Orchids in SW Florida", Marie Selby Gardens. Registration required. Fee $35 member, $45 non-member Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-366-5731 for information Selby Gardens Website October 4th and 5th 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 20th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Festival. You will find jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing, plants, orchids, exotic flora, handmade soaps, gourmet spices, freshly popped kettle corn and much more. Free admission. Main Street in downtown Sarasota. October 5th, 2014. 1:30 p.m. "HD at the Opera". Puccini's "The Girl of the Golden West", an Opera de Paris production shown on the big screen. The presentation will be preceded by a 15 minute welcome and pre-show discussion. Tickets required. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for information Sarasota Opera Website October 5, 2014 (also Oct. 12, 19, and 26th), 2:00 p.m. : "Ski-a-Rees Water ski Show"Free ski shows. Bleachers and lawn seating available. 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 34236 (941) 388-1666 October 10th-12th, 2014. Sarasota Fall Bayfront Boat Show. Marina Jack's, downtown waterfront. Marina Jack's 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 365-4232 for information Marina Jacks Website October 11, 2014 Master Gardeners 10th Annual Plant Sale. Twin Lakes Park. Admission is free, and a wide variety of native plants will be available for sale, along with edibles, houseplants, succulents, tropical and unusual plants. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Master Gardeners’ Chapter of the Friends of Sarasota County Parks, which supports educational outreach programs in Sarasota County. Twin Lakes Park 6700 Clark Road Sarasota, Florida 941-861-5000 for information October 16, 2014 8:00 p.m. "Martina McBride Live", Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center October 15th-18th "6th Annual Ringling Arts Festival". Opening night (tickets required) on October 15th offers a choice of 1 of 3 Opening Night performances, then enjoy a courtyard celebration featuring Bolero Sarasota, a choreographed tribute to Sarasota featuring area dancers, followed by a fireworks display! Hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks and a cash bar. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for more details and information Ringling website October 17, 2014 6-10 p.m. "Live From Downtown Sarasota-It's Friday Night!". Towles Court, downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. October 17, 2014 "A Taste of St. Armand's Circle", 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fabulous St. Armands Circle restaurants share a sampling of some of their award winning recipes.The variety ranges from continental cuisine to seafood, Italian to Irish, Spanish to Cuban and a little taste of Floribian thrown in for good measure. A taste to please every palate! Over 15 restaurants are participating, in the beautiful setting of St. Armands Circle Park, with the sounds of saxophonist Eirinn Abu filling the air, setting the mood for an evening of fine food, libations and perhaps...a little dancing. An event to benefit All Faiths Food Bank, you are asked to bring a bag of non-perishable food to help fight hunger in our community. Please keep in mind, no pets will be admitted into the event area. St. Armand's Circle St. Armands Circle Website October 17, 2014 8:00 p.m. "Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group", The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for tickets and information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center October 17th and 18th, 2014 "Annual Anna Maria Island Bayfest". A family friendly event. Enjoy live music, a food court, and lots of fun. Friday, Oct. 17 from 5-10 p.m. at the corner of Pine Avenue and South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Island, then Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all along Pine Avenue. Anna Maria Island 941-778-1541 for more information October 24, 2014 6-10 p.m. "Live From Downtown Sarasota-It's Friday Night!". Rosemary District and Historic Downtown, downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. October 24, 2014 8:00 p.m. "The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show". Original artists perform music from the "Doo-Wop" era. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for more information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center October 25-26, 2014 10:00 a.m. "St. Armand's Boat Show". St. Armand's Circle Park. St. Armands Circle Website October 27, 2014 7:30 p.m. "Shey Yun Orchestra". Blends ancient Chinese instruments with a full Western symphony orchestra. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center October 31, 2014 6:00-8:30 p.m. "Fright Night" St. Armand's Circle. transforms St. Armands Circle from island sophistication to Halloween fun. Decorated store fronts set the stage for wandering spirits of St. Armands past; frightening characters appear around every corner amidst statues dressed in the Halloween spirit. Children trick-or-treat throughout The Circle with numerous retailers and restaurants contributing to the Halloween spirit with customized promotions. In collaboration with the Sarasota High School Drama Department, a performance of "Thriller" will take place around 8:00pm. St. Armand's Circle St. Armands Circle Website October 31, 2014 8:00 p.m. The Opera "Pagliacci". Presented in partnership with the Sarasota Orchestra. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 for Information Sarasota Opera Website

Below are some links to Sarasota attractions.

Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory Sarasota Jungle Gardens Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Sarasota Ballet Asolo Repertory Theater Marie Selby Gardens Historic Spanish Point The Ringling St. Armands Circle Website Sarasota Film Society Sarasota Opera Website More Sarasota Area Info