Arts on the Horizon

| November 1, 2013

November 1 & 8: Music in the Park (6pm to 8 pm) Bradenton Riverwalk

Kettle of Fish plays on November 1st & Applebutter Express on November 8th.

This family friendly concert series will continue every Friday of the month.

Riverwalk has a beautiful 1.5 mile walkway along the beautiful Manatee River.  Stroll the sidewalk and you’ll find entertainment for the whole family.  There’s a skate park, outdoor amphitheater, splash fountain, tidal zone, volleyball court, fishing pier, day dock, canoe & kayak launch, botanical walkway and outdoor living rooms for lounging or reading.  There are even Food Trucks serving food & drinks.  Riverwalk has something for everyone!  www.realizebradenton.com

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November 2:  Sarasota Bay Water Festival (10 am to 5 pm)

Art Zone & Live music plus much more!  Free Admission.

The Sarasota Bay Water Festival is Saturday, November 2 at Ken Thompson Park. The theme this year is Enjoy the Bay!  The Festival runs from 10 am to 5 pm with live music from noon until sunset. The purpose of the Festival is to celebrate the importance of the Sarasota Bay to our area’s environment, economy and quality of life.

A variety of talented fine artists and wildlife photographers will be on hand displaying their art.

The Art Zone will showcase the winning submissions to the I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest. Winners will be displayed and visitors will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Live Music line-up for the event: Ben Hammond, Luke Andrews, Democracy, Hymn for Her and Come Back Alice.

http://SarasotaBayWaterFestival.com/

 

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November 2 & 3: Karen Akers in “Porter: Anything Goes” at the Historic Asolo Theatre.

Broadway, cabaret and film vocalist Karen Akers performs an evening of classic and rarely heard songs by Cole Porter.

Artist Series Concert.  This Sarasota non-profit group presents performances all season long, mainly at the Asolo.  Highlights include a variety of concerts, opera, orchestra, Broadway and film.

www.artistseriesconcerts.org

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November 2 & 3: 26th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival (10 am to 5 pm)
There will be 150 Artists, selling all types of arts & crafts.

www.artfestival.com

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November 3: Jazz on the Water  (3pm to 5pm)

LeBarge Tropical Cruise – Enjoy an afternoon of Jazz on Sarasota Bay! Featuring Jeremy Carter Quartet; Rick Steuart, keyboard; Dan Navarro, bass; Joe Renda, drums; and Jeremy Carter, tenor sax.
 

http://www.jazzclubsarasota.org/

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November 9: Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden Grand Opening (1pm to 3pm)

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ newest family-friendly garden!  The Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden festivities will include tours, refreshments, performances, games, storytelling, and more.  Admission to the grand opening celebration is included with paid admission to the Gardens.

www.selby.org

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November 9: 25th Annual St. Armands Art Festival & Fall Sidewalk Sale  (10 am to 5 pm)

More than 175 artisans displaying original works.

www.starmandscircleassoc.com.

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November 13 to 18: Sarasota Chalk Festival (9:30am to 6pm)

This year’s theme is 'Legacy of Valor' honoring Veterans, inspiring patriotism and embracing freedom.  It is a tribute to our freedoms and Veterans!  The festival will honor our veterans with events and activities including music, art, drama and dance.

Street artists create masterpieces using chalk and the pavement as their canvas, creating huge works of art!  You will be amazed at the 3D artwork!

This celebration of unique art brings people together from all walks of life, to be inspired and participate in the cultural and performing arts.

The event is free.  Donations are welcome.

http://chalkfestival.org/

 

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November 15 to 18: 4th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic (9:00am – 5:00pm) A special meet & greet on November 14th at 5:30 pm 055Meet the Artists at Daiquiri Deck on Siesta Key.

Twenty master sand sculptors from around the world will be competing for $4000.  Contestants from Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Germany and the United States will display their carving techniques forming pristine sand sculptures.  Live music will entertain.  Vendors will line the our #1 Siesta Key beach for this creative event!

November 16th (9am to 3pm) for the AMATEUR COMPETITION! Children join in on the fun on Saturday!

$5 admission. (children under 4 are free) Proceeds benefit Mote Marine Laboratory's sea turtle research and conservation programs.

www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com

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November 16 & 17Crossover” with the Rastrelli Cello Quartet (7:30 pm) at the Historic Asolo Theater.

http://artistseriesconcerts.org/event/rastrelli-cello-quartet/

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November 23 & 24 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival (10 am to 5 pm)
  60 Artists exhibiting at the Bayfront Recreation Center. 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Sarasota.
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November 30: Siesta Key Annual Lighting and Holiday Open House (6 p.m. until 9 p.m)

Santa will be on hand for children to give their present wish list, there will be face painting, Santa's elves, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Sunshine the Clown.  Santa's gift bags provided by Beach Bazaar will be given to the first 250 children who visit with Santa.  Santa will arrive by fire truck at approximately 6:15 pm.  Businesses will provide refreshments, while guests enjoy live music by Pine View High School Jazz Band, Barbershop Quartets, Key Board Players and choirs singing holiday songs.  Siesta Key businesses will be decorated for the holiday season.  Free Trolley Rides will be available from Siesta Key Public Beach to the Village from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Enjoy the excitement in Siesta Key Village!

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November 30: Venice Holiday Parade

Over 3,000 participants and music groups join together to make this a community family event fun for all ages!

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