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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 events to take in during the month of November: Nov. 1st, 11 am-1 pm, "Garden Music Series", "Swing Shift" will provide live jazzy, bluesy music in the beautiful setting of Marie Selby Gardens. Grilled entrees and beverages will be available for purchase. Coolers and outside food and beverages are not permitted. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-366-5731 for information and entry cost Selby Gardens Website Nov. 5th 7pm-10 "Music at the Point", Historic Spanish Point. Lisa Ridlings Band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. No coolers. Food, water, soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets $5/person, sold at the door. Historic Spanish Point 337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 (941) 966-5214 Historic Spanish Point Nov. 5th, 8 pm, "America's Got Talent Live-The All Stars Tour", featuring some of the most popular performers from the hit TV show. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Nov. 6th, 6-9 pm. "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!". Main Street at 5 Points Park and Palm Avenue. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Nov. 6th, 6-9 pm. "Music on Main" Lakewood Ranch."Renegade" will present music from the 70's and 80's. Free event. Come and enjoy live music and a great time! Bring a chair. Dogs welcome but must be on leash. No coolers. 8131 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Main Street Lakewood Ranch Nov. 7th, 7am-1 pm. Downtown 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. 34236 Nov. 7th 10 am-4 pm. "Ferraris on the Circle". 75 Ferraris will be on display and compete for Best of Show. Free admission. For Information 727-525-1901 St. Armands Circle Just over the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota. Nov. 7th and 8th, 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am -4 pm Sunday."Vintage and Collectibles Fair". More than 40 vendors. Antiques, books, collectibles, linens and more. Cafe on premises. Admission: Adults $3 for the entire weekend. Children <12 free. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-954-4165 Nov. 7th and 8th, and 14th and 15th, and 21st and 22nd, "Sarasota Medieval Fair". Ringling Woods behind Sarasota Fairgrounds. Free Parking. Single Day Tickets $17.95 General, $15.95 Seniors, Students, Active Military and Children ages 5-12, <4 admitted free. Check informative website below for all the facts and activities that comprise this popular event. Ringling Woods (Behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds) 3000 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 Medieval Fair Website Nov. 11th, 10 am-11:30 am. Sarasota Veterans Day Parade. Main Street and Osprey Avenue. Come out and honor our Veterans. Nov. 12th and 19th, at 5 pm. "Holiday Nights at Ca'd'Zan". The 56 Room Mansion at The Ringling will be decorated for the Holidays, featuring festive fireplace mantels, balconies, doors and the special 10 foot tall tree in the Grand Court. Admission $10, or free with Art aft 5 admission and Museum admission. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 359-5700 The Ringling Website Nov. 13th, 6-9 pm. "Live From Downtown-It's Friday Night!". Burns Square. Downtown South of Main Street, just past the intersection of Ringling Blvd. and S. Pineapple Avenue. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Nov. 13th, 14th, and 15th. "Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show". Some of the finest gems, jewelry and bead collections in the U.S. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-954-4165 Nov. 13th-17th. "6th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition". Daily admission on Beach is $6, cash only. <4 Free. Visit website for all activities and festivities! Sand Sculpture Website Nov. 14th, 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Carole J. Bufford, Cabaret Artist.Performing songs like "I Wanna Be Around", "Cry Me a River". Ticketed event. Asolo Repertory Theatre 5555 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-351-8000 Asolo Repertory Theater Nov. 14th, 9 am-5 pm, "Front Porch Tales at Spanish Point". A storytelling event, bringing together some of the region's most celebrated storytellers. Admission: $12 adults, $10 Seniors, $5 children ages 5-12, Members free. Historic Spanish Point 337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 (941) 966-5214 Historic Spanish Point Nov. 14th, Downtown Sarasota Farmers MarketState 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. 34236 Nov. 14th, "14th Annual Suncoast Food and Wine Fest". Polo Grounds, Lakewood Ranch. Food and Wine Tasting Event. Visit website, below, for more information. Food and Wine Fest website Nov. 14th, 8 pm. "Cirque Dreams, Holidaze". Broadway musical and family Christmas spectacular all in one! Over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists. Ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Nov. 14th and 15th, 10 am-5 pm, "St. Armands Circle Fall Art Festival". 175 participating artists in an atmosphere of world famous shopping and dining! St. Armands Circle is located just over the John Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota. St. Armands Circle Website Nov. 20th, 6-9 pm "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" Towles Court. 3 blocks South of Main Street between Washington Blvd. and Osprey Avenue. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Shop, dine and enjoy everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. Nov. 20-21st. "MacMillan, Wright and Ashton", Knights of the British Ballet. Sarasota Ballet presentation. Nov. 20th at 7:30 and Nov. 21st at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets $35-$105. Presented with live music by the Sarasota Orchestra. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-359-0099 Sarasota Opera Website Nov. 21st, 8 pm "Credence Clearwater Revisited". A ticketed event. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Nov. 21st, 7am-1 pm, "Downtown 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. 34236 Nov. 21st, Sunset to 10 pm, "Sidewalk Astronomy", Riverview High Planetarium. Free and open to the public. Riverview High Planetarium One Ram Way Sarasota, Fl. 34231 Nov. 21st-22nd. "3rd Annual Fall Fine Arts Festival". Original and handmade artwork, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics. Free admission. Downtown Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street. Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm. Nov. 28th "Light Up Siesta Key Village Parade". Decorated shops, live entertainment, refreshments, facepainting, Santa. Free trolley rides available from Siesta Key Public Beach to The Village from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Nov. 28th 7am-1 pm. Downtown 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. 34236 Nov. 28th. 7 pm-10 pm. Bradenton Beach at Bridge Street. Tree lighting then enjoy a free movie, "Miracle on 34th Street". Bridge Street 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 Sarasota Film Society More Sarasota Area Info