Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 19-25

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, a bhangra dance party at The Ringling, free admission to area museums and more.

By Ilene Denton September 19, 2019

Ari and the Alibis

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel: Ari and the Alibis

Sept. 20

Last free Friday Fest concert of the summer, and it’s a good one, with the funk, jazz, samba, blues, soul and rock (whew!) sounds of this popular five-piece ensemble. Friday Fest takes place rain or shine. 

That’s Amore!: The Dean Martin Songbook

Opening Sept. 25

Florida Studio Theatre opens its winter Cabaret Season with a musical salute to the legendary crooner. Everybody now, “When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…”

DJ Rekha presents the Global Desi Bass Experience at The Ringling

Sept. 19

Didn’t catch DJ Rekha’s monthly New York high-energy dance parties that fuse Indian bhangra music with international hip-hop and drum beats? You’re in luck; she’s bringing the party to The Ringling courtyard as part of the museum’s Art After Five. While you’re there, be sure to tour the remarkable Fabric of India exhibit

Rock the Library Music Festival

Sept. 21

The Friends of Selby Library invites you to get loud at the library at this annual music fest, with area bands performing 25-minute sets from 3 p.m. through the evening.

BenJammin’s Musical Mystery Tour

Sept. 21

Snook Haven presents an afternoon of classic rock, Americana, original songs, covers and more at the old-Florida eatery right on the Myakka River.

Smithsonian Museum Day

Sept. 21

Free admission alert: The Bishop, The Ringling and Historic Spanish Point are all offering free admission Saturday, thanks to the Smithsonian Museums Day initiative. You have to download a ticket first at smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019/.


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