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Orchid Evenings

Oct. 18

Experience the Orchid Show at Selby Gardens in a whole new light during this orchid-inspired cocktail reception that includes live music and food and drink tastings. This event takes place from 6–9 p.m.

A Night Out for Napa Valley

Oct. 20

Head to Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for a special four-course dinner inspired by Napa Valley, which has been devastated by the California wildfires. Napa wines will be paired with Fleming's cuisine (think seafood cioppino, filet and a decadent butter cake for dessert), and a portion of the proceeds benefits the United Way of Wine Country. $99 per person; call (941) 358-9463 for reservations.

Third Annual Main Street Block Party

Oct. 20

Come out to Lakewood Ranch Main Street for its annual block party, hosted by Pastries by Design. There will be plenty of food and drinks as well many local vendors. This event is free to the public and Pastries by Design will have special Halloween treats for this event. This event takes place from 5–8 p.m.

Twisted TrainWreck Release and Pumpkin Carving Contest

Oct. 20

Head to Big Top for a pumpkin carving contest and the release of its new beer, the "Twisted TrainWreck"(a salted caramel pretzel brown ale). You can enter the pumpkin contest by bringing in your carved pumpkin for a chance to win a $50 gift card. It costs $1 to enter your pumpkin for judging and all of the money will go to a charity of the winner's choice. Goodfellas Cafe and Winery will provide pizza. This event takes place from 7–10 p.m. 

Sarasota Pride Sushi Brunch

Oct. 22

Tsunami Sushi is ending Pride Weekend with a sushi brunch featuring unlimited mimosas. This event takes place from 12–4 p.m. Check Tsunami's website for pricing updates.

Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary Brunch

Oct. 22

Libby's Cafe and Bar will host a Sunday brunch with endless amounts of mimosas and Bloody Marys. The menu will feature some items such as a smoked salmon platter, vanilla Belgian waffles, spaghetti squash scrambled eggs, and more. This event takes place from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Thriller Throwdown at Buddy Brew Coffee

Oct. 26

Budding baristas, this one's for you: join Buddy Brew at its downtown Sarasota location for the first Thriller Throwdown latte art competition. Enjoy light fare, a cash bar and more. Costumes encouraged. Free event to attend; $15 to compete. Registration is currently open; click here for more details.

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Buddy Brew Coffee

$ Coffee 1289 N. Palm Ave.

Tampa-based Buddy Brew offers craft coffee at its downtown Sarasota location.

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Libby's Cafe + Bar

$$ New American 1917 S. Osprey Ave.

Libby’s Cafe + Bar has a fashionable, big-city energy and is always bustling.

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Big Top Brewing

$ Beer 6111 Porter Way

At the easternmost end of Bahia Vista Street, Big Top Brewing Company honors the area’s circus heritage with high-top tables fashioned from railway ties and ...

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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

$$$ Steakhouse 2001 Siesta Drive

Classic steakhouse fare, inventive small plates, an award-winning wine list and one of the best happy hours in town.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Plants 900 S. Palm Ave.

Selby Gardens is a living museum located on the shores of Sarasota Bay. It is the only botanical garden dedicated to the study and conservation of epiphytes ...