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Sarasota Ski-A-Rees

Sept. 29

A Sarasota tradition since 1957, the multi-award-winning water-ski team kicks off its fall season of free shows Sunday. A thrill-a-minute through Nov. 10 at its “stadium” behind Mote Marine Laboratory.

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Fourth Annual Venice Beach Party

Sept. 28

Venice MainStreet—the nonprofit organization that promotes and preserves historic downtown Venice—is throwing a beach party from 3 p.m. to sunset Saturday, and you’re invited: bites for purchase from some of the area’s favorite restaurants and a cocktail bar. The Sarasota Steel Pan Band will be there, and so will be the rock ‘n’ roll band Offshore Riot. Catch the free shuttle from Centennial Park.

Free ‘Blue + You’ Movie Night: The Incredibles 2

Sept. 28

Next up for the Sarasota Police Department’s series of free family movies screened on its west lawn: the animated Pixar film The Incredibles 2. Bring a blanket or chairs and all your friends; complimentary snacks and water will be provided. 

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Discover Beethoven's Fifth

Sept. 28-29 

The Sarasota Orchestra launches its series of concerts celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig von Beethoven with his Symphony No. 5, conducted by the Brazlian-born Marcelo Lehninger, who may or may not be auditioning for the orchestra’s new music director position. (Guest conductors will be leading the ensemble all season, but nobody’s saying who is a serious contender for the job.) Two performances at the Opera House.

ensembleNEWSRQ

Sept. 30

And now for something completely different: The musical ensemble, gaining a reputation for presenting 20th and 21st century contemporary classical masterpieces, opens its season with Olivier Messiaen’s Colors of the Celestial City. You can learn more about ensemblenewSRQ here

Dean Johanesen & the 24 Hour Men

Sept. 30

The Sarasota Folk Club has moved its monthly concerts to Fogartyville, and this month it presents Dean Johanesen & the 24 Hour Men—a little bit the American roots music, a little bit swinging hot club jazz.

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Concerts

Dean Johanesen & The 24 Hour Men

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Fogartyville presents the band as part of its monthly Folk Club concert series.

Concerts

EnsembleNEWSRQ presents "Frequent Flyers"

First United Methodist Church

The contemporary music ensemble opens its season with the Florida premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Ottoni.

Concerts

Sarasota Orchestra Discover Beethoven Series: Discover Beethoven's Fifth

$41-$98 Sarasota Opera House

The orchestra's new series celebrates the master composer Ludwig van Beethoven on the 250-year anniversary of his birth.

Film

Blue + You’ Free Movie Night: The Incredibles 2

Free Sarasota Police Department west lawn

A free film screened on the Sarasota Police Department west lawn.

Special Events

4th annual Venice Beach Party

Free Venice Beach Pavilion

A free entertaining outdoor event with live music, food vendors and cocktail bars on the beach, to benefit Venice MainStreet.

Family

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees

Free Sarasota Ski-A-Rees

Sarasota's award-winning water-skiing team presents its free fall shows.