By Jaye Clements
Summer is finally here, the kids are out of school! What to do, what to do? Here are a few suggestions for entertainment this month…
June 1 to 21 – Sarasota Orchestra presents the Sarasota Music Festival. You’ll enjoy the best of the best upcoming young musicians from around the world. http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/concerts?view=events&ohanah_category_id=7
June 1 to June 14 – 9th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant week… a number a restaurants participate in presenting exquisite culinary arts in SRQ this week. Lunch at $15 & three course dinner $29. http://restaurantweek.savorsarasota.com/
June 1 to June 15 – I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti – at the Asolo Rep. A comical and entertaining play that celebrates Italian home cooking as both an expression of love and a source of comfort. You’ll get to sample food & wine prepared by Antoinette during the show. http://www.asolorep.org/shows/i-loved-i-lost-i-made-spaghetti/2013-2014
June 2, 8pm – Meet the Sky – enjoy & explore the night sky with free telescopes provided at the SK beach pavilion.
June 4 – Sarasota Jazz Project at the Blue Rooster. A 17 piece jazz ensemble. $5 admission. 1525 Fourth St. Sarasota – 941-388-7539
June 4, 6:30 to 9pm – 1St Friday Art Walk – S. Palm Ave. The 1st Friday of every month merchants on Palm stay open late and welcome art enthusiasts to enjoy the galleries! There is live entertainment along the street and some of the shops offer refreshments.
June 6 to June 8 11:30 on Friday & Saturday and 12:30 on Sunday. Pentathlon World Cup Final – at the Polo Club in LWR – for three days men and women will compete for world champion. Five sports will be included. Equestrian show-jumping, fencing, swimming, running and pistol shooting combining mental and physical endurance. Family-friendly. Admission is 12 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is $ 5 per vehicle. For more information visit: http://www.sbpentathlon.com/
June 6, 6 to 9pm – Music on Main in LWR. Live music, entertainment for all. Beer & Wine available. http://www.lakewoodranch.com/musiconmain
June 6, 6 to 9pm – Downtown Sarasota at 5 Points Park – Live entertainment and performances.
World Oceans Day Family Festival Celebrates world oceans with a day of games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation. Free with regular admission to The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory. For more information about the event and admission price go to:http://asoft11262.accrisoft.com/mote/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=World+Oceans+Day
June 7 – 2nd annual Dakin Farms Dairy day. – 30771 Betts Road, Myakka City, FL 34251 ph (941) 322-2802. Join in on some fun on the farm with Pony Rides, Live local music, waterslides, extreme grilled cheese, roasted corn, cow train, fun for the whole family! http://www.dakindairyfarms.com/dairy-day/dairy-day-event-june-15.html
June 7 – 29 – Baritones Unbound – three baritones take the stage in this musical at Asolo.
June 10, 6:30pm start of the summertime runs at SK beach every Tuesday throughout summer. Registration is open at 5:30. (Distance is 1 mile) There is a one-time $1 registration fee. Complete four runs and receive a free t-shirt. For other locations/days call 861-5000.
June 13, 7pm. Free music at the Gazebo in Downtown Venice. Free Admission. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy some music on the lawn in Centennial Park.
June 13, 6pm to 9pm – It’s Friday Night!” Live entertainment at Burns Square – Downtown Sarasota (South Pineapple Ave area) Local entertainment, musicians and performing arts groups in live street performances.
June 14, 10 to 4 – Paper Flowers at Children’s World – inspiring future artists. Children will have the opportunity to design their own artwork. This session they will be making paper flowers. Free. The free classes are offered a couple of times a month – call for details – (941) 955-6999 – 4525 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
June 14, 15 – 10am to 5pm. St. Armand’s Craft Festival at St. Armand’s Circle – http://artfestival.com/Festivals/St_Armands_Circle_Craft_Festival_Sarasota_Florida_June.ASPX
June 15 at 2pm & 7pm – Julianne & Derek Hough – Live on tour…performing everything from ballroom, tap, to salsa and hip-hop and more…at the Van Wezel. http://www.vanwezel.org/boxoffice/event.cfm?eveID=1429#.U3baGdgU-P8
June 19, 5pm to 10pm. The last of this season Main St. Live in Downtown Bradenton – (on Historic Old Main Street in Bradenton) with live music, arts and crafts.
June 20, 6pm to 9pm. It’s Friday Night! Live entertainment in the Towles court area. (3rd Friday of every month) http://www.towlescourt.com/index.htm
June 27 – 5 to 9pm. Friday Fest kicks off with the first of many summer nights entertainment. This outdoor show will be performed by Yesterdayze with hits from the 60’s. The summer series will continue monthly on the first Friday of each month during summer at the Van Wezel by the bay. If it rains, they will bring it inside. http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1465#.U3bbpdgU-P8
June 21 – Paddleboard races on SK beach – http://www.sarasotasupseries.com/
June 21, 22, 10am to 5pm. Venice Craft Festival – in downtown Venice – Miami Ave.
June 28 to July 6 Suncoast offshore racing! Schedule of events: http://www.suncoastoffshore.org/
June 29 10 to 4pm LWR Main St. Car show – live music, free admission. http://www.lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet/events.cfm?eventCalMonth=6&eventCalYear=2014
June 16 -20 – Mote Marine presents – Mommy & Me. Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. There are other sessions offered this month June 23 to 27 and more see calendar. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance at 9:50 am. Mote Marine Laboratory is located at: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. For more Information go to: http://asoft11262.accrisoft.com/mote/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Education%20Programs%3A%20Summer%20Programs%3A%20Mommy%20and%20Me%202014
Every Sunday at the Ringling Museum – Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to Handz-On! Guided by creative Museum educators, families will explore the galleries, enjoy family-friendly activities, and make fabulous works of art. To reserve your space, call Janine Packard, Education Specialist at 941-359-5700 ex 1-3703, or email email@example.com www.ringling.org