Sarasota Events And Happenings For November 2018

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Sarasota offers its visitors and residents a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The beautiful beaches, like Siesta Key Beach and Longboat Key Beach, the breathtaking sunsets, amazing flora and wildlife are a perfect backdrop to a day or evening of enjoyment. Take in the open air venues such as the downtown market and informal concerts. Enjoy a volleyball competition on the beach, or cheer from courtside at a championship tennis match on Longboat Key. Or perhaps an evening enjoying a concert at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center then strolling downtown to one of the many fine restaurants to top off your night is more your style. The Sarasota Opera House and the Apollo Repertory Theater continuously delight audiences with spectacular performances. World renowned St. Armands Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge and boasts superb indoor and outdoor dining and shopping venues. There is always something going on! There is truly something for everyone in Sarasota! Here are just some of the events to take in during the month of November:

Nov. 1st, 8-11 pm, "Ringling Underground", Enjoy live music and art in the Museum of Art Courtyard. This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Select galleries will be open until 11:00pm. Tickets $15 for members and College Students with ID, Free with Art After 5 Admission.
The Ringling
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243
941-358-3180

Nov. 2nd, 6-9pm, “Music on Main". Free event. There are food and drink vendors. Come and enjoy live music for a great time on charming Main Street in Lakewood Ranch! Bring a chair. Dogs welcome but must be on leash. No coolers.
8131 Lakewood Main Street
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

Nov. 2nd-4th, 10am-5pm, "Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show". Held in the Art Deco designed Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, a historic Sarasota landmark. Admission $5.
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
801 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-954-4165

Nov. 2nd-4th, 10 am. "2018 Sarasota Boat Expo". Tickets $5 for 13 and older. 12 and under Free. Free parking. New model boats on display. Sit in on a session at the Captain Joe Fishing School and learn to throw a cast net, rig lures, tie knots and more!
Robarts Arena at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds
3000 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34237

Nov. 3rd, 10am-4pm, "Ferrari's on the Circle". Over 75 Ferrari’s competing for the coveted “Best of Show”. St. Armand's Circle is located just across the John Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota.

Nov. 3rd and 4th, 10th and 11th, and 17th and 18th, 10am-5:30pm. "Sarasota Medieval Fair".  Exciting Tournaments, Great Food, and Family Fun. See website for complete information.
Ringling Woods
(Behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds)
3000 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
Medieval Fair Website
Toll-Free: 1-888-303-FAIR (3247)
Ticket Sales/Customer Support: 1-800-316-8559

Nov. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 7am-1pm, Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market. State Street and N. Lemon Avenue. Downtown Sarasota. Local produce, plants, prepared foods, artisans. Enjoy more than 70 vendors! Rain or shine.
1420 State Street
Sarasota, Fl. 34236

Nov. 6th and 8th at 7:30 pm and Nov. 11th at 1:30 pm, "The Barber of Seville".   In this beloved opera, Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva. Ticketed event.
Sarasota Opera House
61 N. Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 328-1300

Nov. 9th-12th, "Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival".  See masters of sand sculpture transfer Siesta Key Beach into an art gallery of sand sculptures! Enjoy live music, food and drink, too!
Siesta Key Beach
Sarasota, FL 34242

Nov. 10th, 7:30 pm, "Doo Wop Spectacular Vol. 3 Caravan of Stars".  Come and enjoy enduring doo-wop music, with The Capris, Norman Fox & the Rob Roys, The Legendary Teenagers, Jimmy Gallagher, The Mystics, and The Super Girls Group all live at one big show! Ticketed event.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
777 N. Tamiami Trail
941-953-3368 for information

Nov. 10th and 11th, 10 am-5 pm, "St. Armands Circle Fall Art Festival".  Over 175 artists and craftsman display their original artwork. Pottery, Oils, watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture. St. Armand's Park is surrounded by great restaurants and shops and just a short stroll over to the beach--make it a day of fun!
St. Armands Circle, just over the John Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota

Nov. 11th, 10 am, "Sarasota Veterans Day Parade". Beginning at Main Street and Osprey Avenue, downtown, this is an opportunity to salute our Veterans.

Nov. 11th, 2pm, "Ski-A-Rees Water Skiing Show”. Enjoy this FREE water ski show!
1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Nov. 17th, “Sidewalk Astronomy”.  Telescopes will be set up to view the stars. Free and open to the public. Starts at sunset and ends around 10 pm. (weather-permitting). This month's Sidewalk Astronomy location is Riverview High School, on the Sidewalk outside the Planetarium theater.
Riverview High School
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, Florida 34231

Nov. 17th, 2 pm and 8 pm, "Manheim Steamroller Christmas" by Chip Davis. Features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with selections from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Manheim sound to all of America. Ticketed event.
941-953-3368 for information

Nov. 19th, 6pm, "Ringling By the Bay".  Live music and dancing. Food and beverages available for purchase on the bayfront.  Music by "Kettle of Fish". Admission $15, $5 for members. Very popular event. It is recommended to purchase tickets early.
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-358-3180 for more information

Nov. 24th, 8 pm, "KC and the Sunshine Band".  Led by Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, a Florida native, and his band are best known for hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes” and “Rock Your Baby.” Sure to be a great night of entertainment! Ticketed event.
941-953-3368 for information

Nov. 24th, 5-9 pm, "Annual Light Up Siesta Key and Village Holiday Parade".   Festive décor and holiday atmosphere will Light Up Siesta Key. A community Christmas tree will be at the Village Gazebo. The Village Holiday Parade which will begin at Avenida del Mare and Beach Road at 5:30 PM traveling north on Beach Road onto Ocean Blvd. into the Village. Many businesses and local groups will be participating in the parade and welcoming Santa to Siesta Village. There will be live music and carolers.

Here are some links to great Sarasota attractions:

Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
Sarasota Ballet

Asolo Repertory Theater

Marie Selby Gardens

Historic Spanish Point

The Ringling

St. Armands Circle

Sarasota Film Society

More Sarasota Area Info

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