Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Aug. 11-17

Jaws screening kicks off Shark Days at Mote, free back-to-school bash at Jungle Gardens, and more.

By Ilene Denton August 11, 2016

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Aug. 15

Jaws at Mote

Remember the thrill you got when you first saw Jaws on the big screen and that giant shark leapt out of the water? (We spilled our popcorn.) Mote invites you to relive the excitement when it kicks off its second annual Shark Days with a screening of the 1975 Oscar-winning film in its theater-style WAVE Center. A Q&A with Mote’s senior scientist, Dr. Bob Hueter, follows. Free, but reservations are required. Get the complete Shark Days schedule of events at mote.org  

Aug. 14

Travis Tritt at Robarts Arena

The country music superstar makes a swing through Sarasota on his summer tour in support of his first live CD project, Travis Tritt & Friends. Tickets start at $20; visit a3concerts.com.

Aug. 12-Sept. 18

Urbanite Theatre presents Breadcrumbs

Longtime local theater buffs will cheer the return of former Asolo Rep actress Barbara Redmond to the stage in the Urbanite Theatre production of Breadcrumbs. It’s the story of a reclusive fiction writer diagnosed with dementia and a troubled young caretaker who helps her complete her autobiography. urbanitetheatre.com 

Aug. 13

Free screening of Zootopia

Next up in the Sarasota police department’s Blue + You free movie night screenings: the Disney animated comedy-adventure Zootopia at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex’s sports field. Free drinks and snacks, too, but bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. To get you in the mood, here’s a YouTube video of the catchy theme song.  

Aug. 13-14

Sarasota Jungle Gardens Back to School Bash

To celebrate the end of summer, adults can bring up to three kids free to Sarasota Jungle Gardens this Saturday and Sunday with the purchase of one paid adult admission. Don’t miss the bird and reptile shows. sarasotajunglegardens.com 

Aug. 13

The Man Who Would Be King

The Ringling Museum presents a screening of the Sean Connery-Michael Caine film, The Man Who Would Be King, Saturday afternoon in the Historic Asolo Theater. Free for museum members; just $5 for nonmembers. ringling.org

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