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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 some of the activities to take in during the month of April: April 1, 8pm and April 2, 2pm and 8 pm, "Flashdance".Performance includes a score of smash hits. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website April 1-4, 7pm-9 pm PAL Sailor Circus. Celebrate spring with the Greatest “Little” Show On Earth and let the Sailor Circus Academy students flip, fly and fill you up with awesome circus arts excitement. You’ll be extremely impressed and entertained as our dedicated youth perform sensational stunts, incredible acrobatics and much, much more. This is the very best, family-friendly event of the season! Sailor Circus Arena 2075 Bahia Vista Street Sarasota, FL 34239 April 3, 10 am-3 pm. Sarasota Jungle Gardens "Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails". Egg hunt (bring your own basket), candy, petting zoo, face painting, pony rides. Tickets required. 3701 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34234 941-355-1112, 941-355-5305 or 877-681-6547 April 3, 8 pm. "The Temptations and The Four Tops".The two groups come together for an unforgettable evening of legendary songs. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website April 3, 6-9 pm. "Live From Downtown-It's Friday Night!"Main Street at Five Points Park and Palm Avenue, downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. April 3rd, 6-9 p.m. "Music on Main". Lakewood Ranch. Free event. Come and enjoy live music and a great time! Bring a chair. Dogs welcome but must be on leash. No coolers. Lakewood Ranch Main Street 8131 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 April 4th, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.. Sarasota Farmers Market. State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine. 1420 State Street Sarasota, Fl. April 4, 6pm-8:30 pm, "Full Moon Paddle", Mote Marine Aquarium. Enjoy a relaxing evening paddle on moonlit waters. All Kayaking equipment provided. Class begins with basic kayaking instruction. $24 members. $28 non-members. Mote Marine Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-4441 Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory Website April 5, 2 pm, Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show.Free Event. 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-1666 for information Ski-a-Rees website April 7, 8 pm, St. Petersburg L'Hermitage Theater "Russian Ballet".Ticketed Event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website April 9, 5-8 pm, Courtyard Swing, "Jerry White Swing Band". Food and beverages available for purchase. Adults $10, Seniors $10, Children 6-17 $5, Under 5=Free. Free for members and Free admission with Art after 5 Admission. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website April 10, 6-9 pm. "Live From Downtown-It's Friday Night!"Burns Square, Downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. April 10-12, "7th Annual Fiesta on Siesta" College Sand Volleyball Tournament. 28 universities scheduled to compete. Beach Road Siesta Key April 10-19 Annual Sarasota Film Festival. Festival will open with "Time Out of Mind" with Richard Gere and Jena Malone. Closing Night's film will be "I'll See You in My Dreams" with Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, and Sam Elliot. See Film Festival Website for more information. Box Office: 941.366.6200 Main Office: 941.364.9514 332 Cocoanut Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 Film Festival website April 11th, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sarasota Farmers Market. State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine. 1420 State Street Sarasota, Fl. April 12, 2 pm. Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show.Free Event. 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-1666 for information Ski-a-Rees website April 12, 7 pm, Johhny Mathis in concert. Ticketed Event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website April 16th, 5-8 p.m. "Ringling By the Bay". Live music and dancing. Music provided by "The Venturas". Food and Beverages available for purchase. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 ages 6-17, Free ages 5 and under.Admission is free for members and free with "Art after 5" Admission. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website April 17, 6-9 pm, "Live From Downtown-It's Friday Night!".Towles Court, Downtown Sarasota. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. April 17, 8 pm, "Chris Botti, trumpeter".Ticketed Event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website April 18th, Ringling Circus Museum celebrates World Circus Day.Free Admission to the Circus Museum all Day! The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website April 18th, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sarasota Farmers Market. State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine. 1420 State Street Sarasota, Fl. April 18, 10 am-7 pm, "Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash", Venice Airport grounds, Free admission and parking. A great day of fun, food, and music. Featuring a BBQ contest, Chili Cookoff, Dessert Cookoff, Cornhole Tournament, and more! No pets, no coolers, no umbrellas. Bring a chair or blanket for the concert. Venice Airport Grounds 595 Airport Avenue E. Venice, Fl. 34285 BBQ Bash Website April 18, 4pm-Sunset. "Barefoot Beach Bazaar", Nokomis Beach. Stroll among handmade arts and crafts from local artisans, while enjoying the sand, waves, and beautiful sunset. Nokomis Beach Pavilion 100 Casey Key Road Nokomis, Fl. 34275 April 18th and 19th, 10 am-5 pm, St. Armands Fine Arts Festival. St. Armands Circle, just over the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota April 18th and 19th, 7:30 pm, Histric Asolo Theater at the Ringling, "Bion Tsang, cello and Adam Neiman, piano". Enjoy listening to the beautiful combined sounds of the cello and piano. Ticketed event. $25-45. 941-360-7399 for info. Check the Asolo Theater Website, below, for other wonderful performances! The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information Historic Asolo Theater Website April 19, 2 pm, Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show. Free Event. 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-1666 for information Ski-a-Rees website April 19, 10 am-4 pm . "Earth Day" at Oscar Scherer State Park. Live music, fun filled activities for kids, environmental and informational booths. Oscar Scherer State Park 1843 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, Fl. 34229 941-483-5956 for information April 24, 6-9 pm. "Live From Downtown-It's Friday Night!"Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. April 24, 7:30 pm, "Celtic Woman-10th Anniversary World Tour". Ticketed Event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel website April 25th, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sarasota Farmers Market. State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine. 1420 State Street Sarasota, Fl. April 25, dusk to 10 pm, "Sidewalk Astronomy". Riverview High School Planetarium. Telescopes will be set up to view the stars. Riverview High School 1 Ram Way Sarasota, FL 34231 April 25-26, Volley America Volleyball Tournament, Beach Road, Siesta Key April 26, 9 am-2 pm, "13th Annual Building to a Cure Classic Car Show".Free Admission. Centennial Park Downtown Venice, Florida April 26, 2pm, Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show. Free Event. 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Florida 941-388-1666 for information Ski-a-Rees website