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September Entertainment & Arts on Anna Maria Island and Coastal Areas

August 31, 2019 By Tammy DeLosh

By Tammy DeLosh Food and Fun No Comments

As summer winds down and the fall breezes start to cool things down to a blustery 80, you may find the need to seek out alternative entertainment. Some of the local favorites are island festivals, gallery shows, and weekend concerts. So here are some of the most popular events on Anna Maria, Sarasota and Bradenton areas.

Sept. 1

Island Gallery West presents featured artist Dieter Lau ~ this is more my pace. Art is a big part of Anna Maria Island’s Charm. Local artists are featured in several galleries plus the seasonal Art walk. September 1-30 10 AM -5 PM This event continues through the month. SO if you go on that big bike ride you can still catch the show.

Open House Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. If you are interested in purchasing a home this is the day to do the walkthrough. Look for the signs and see what’s for sale in your favorite place. Otherwise, may I suggest a movie, bowling, or hitting the University Mall, if Real Estate shopping isn’t your favorite thing.

Sept. 5

Ringling Underground is a once a month live concert featuring three local acts. It’ll take place in the Ringling Courtyard near the Museum of Art. Tickets are 15$ for adults but entry is free if you show a student ID.

Something Tasty9:00 AM – 6:00 PMAll media Open Juried Show & Instructor Showcase,  juried exhibition with a culinary and mixology theme.  The theme of this show, “Something Tasty”, permits a variety of ways to interpret food or drink visually-from the colorful bounty of the shop or market to the balanced beauty of still life; from scenes that evoke memories of everyday experiences to unexpected juxtapositions and whimsy. September 5 – October 4, 2019( Opening Reception: September 12th, 5 to 7 pm, free and open to the public )
Sept. 6
First Friday Artwalk: Seriously, September! Our vibrant monthly artwalks are held the first Friday night and Saturday afternoon of every month. Discover unique galleries, studios, specialty shops, healing arts, food and music during this popular monthly event. Opening receptions for new shows, special guests throughout the Village, and live music are all a part of artwalk weekends. Friday night, 6-9: 30 pm and Saturday 11am-4pm  at 12th Street West, Bradenton, FL

Sept. 8

Sarasota Opera House Title The Nutcracker-Ballet Film Description Our opera productions may not begin until Verdi’s Rigoletto opens in the fall, but during the summer, we’ll bring you plenty of opera and ballet on the big screen.  2019 1:30PM  Tickets: $20

Sept. 14

Braden River Bluegrass Festival . At the Linger Lodge on Braden River, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11 AM – 8 PM. 7205 85th St Ct E, Bradenton, Florida 34202. Tickets at $15.00 (RV camping sites available.)

Rockstar Lobster and Big Top Brewing Company 5 PM – 10 PM. Rockstar Lobster will be back with their Amazing Maine Lobster Rolls at Big Top Brewing for their Awesome Monthly Food Truck Rally !! Live music and pet-friendly!
Sept. 21
A Taste Of Downtown~Now in its sixth year, this established Sarasota tradition will bring you to Sarasota Opera House, where your favorite downtown restaurants will be showcasing their tasty dishes paired with fine wines and assorted beers. Proceeds from this event benefit the Sarasota Youth Opera, who will perform during the event. Come mix & mingle sample tasty bites, and have a drink with us to celebrate the end of summer in Sarasota! Tickets: $75 per person

Grey Gardens~ is a tragic funny and unforgettable musical about two “staunch” and legendary American women, Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, Edie.  It begins at the 1941 engagement party of stunning and spirited “Little Edie” to handsome Navy man Joe Kennedy Jr. As the upper-crust New England family gathers, so do the storm clouds of trouble that eventually leave both “Big” and “Little” Edie alone and heartbroken.  Rated PG-13. Ticket Pricing: Adult starting at $27, Youth starting at $15~8:00 PM – 10:00 at Manatee Performing Arts Center 502 Third Avenue W Bradenton, FL 34205. (Other days and times are available on the website.)

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