Bradenton Blues Festival
Put on your best dancing shoes, grab a couple of chairs or your favorite blanket and head down to the Riverwalk for the Bradenton Blues Festival. Food, drink, and an array of vendors will be found to complement the stellar line-up of top blues artists. Proceeds support Realize Bradenton’s youth, art and music programs that are free to the community. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door (cash only). Details can be found at bradentonbluesfestival.org
West Side Story
Through Dec. 27
Asolo Repertory Theatre is proud to bring this timeless classic performance to Sarasota this season. Based on one of the greatest love stories of all time – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – West Side Story is powerful and poignant, and its electrifying Latin and jazz-infused score completes the masterpiece. The show is scheduled to run Nov. 10 – Dec. 27. Visit asolorep.org to reserve your seats.
Unity Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by Biz(941) and La Guia magazines, honoring local champions of diversity, 11:30-1 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. $50. To register, visit unityawards2015.eventbrite.com.