What’s On? The Suncoast This Week, 2/16 – 2/23 – The Sarasota Post

Every week we hope to entice you to go out and do something fun in the area. Maybe you’ll see something you never thought you’d try, but now you think you might! This area of Florida is filled with interesting things to do and see and experience. Get out there and do it!

This week of Saturday, February 16 – Saturday, February 23, 2019


37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival in Cortez, FLSaturday, February 16

37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Cortez, FL

10am-6pm Today and Tomorrow

4528 119th St. W. Cortez, FL 34215

60+ artists, 20+ Food vendors and lots of live music! This is a fundraiser for F.I.S.H. (the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage). Come experience the last working fishing village in Florida. Admission is $4 (kids 12 and under are free). Offsite parking available at G.T. Bray Park (5502 33rd Ave Dr. W. Bradenton, Fl 34209),and  Coquina Beach. There’s a $3 round trip shuttle to the festival. Or you can park one block east of the village and take a 5 minute walk.

More info on this FB page








Dock Talks at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival at Cortez Bait & Seafood Inc., Home of Killer Bait Cortez, FLSunday, February 17

Dock Talks at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Cortez, FL

10am (this is Saturday & today)

Cortez Bait & Seafood Inc., Home of Killer Bait 4528 119th St. W. Cortez, FL 34215

As you wander around the fishing village you can learn more about the fishing heritage of the area from UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant faculty on the loading docks. Check out local species and the fisherfolk and vessels that bring them in.

More info on this FB page




Bad A Comedy Showcase Show Number Seven: Laughy Number Seven at The Bad A Cafe in Bradenton, FLWednesday, February 20

Bad A Comedy Showcase Show Number Seven: Laughy Number Seven

Bradenton, FL

8-10pm

The Bad A Café 312 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

Trevor Santana Post is hosting this Free Standup Comedy Showcase Show in downtown Bradenton. The comics: Dree Friar, William Lewis, Kyle Raymond, Jon Silman, and Jeffery Walling are sure to bring a roaring good time! Trevor suggests you come early for a snack and beverage and to make sure you get a good seat.

More info on this FB page        Bad A Cafe info


Italian American Club Feast & Carnival 2019 at Venice Municipal Airport in Venice, FLThursday, February 21

Italian American Club Feast & Carnival 2019

Venice, FL

Today, Friday and Sunday 4-10pm. Saturday 12-10pm

Venice Municipal Airport 150 Airport Ave. E. Venice, FL. 34285

What a celebration this will be! There’s an all new beer garden, a variety of food vendors, karaoke, live music (Blues Brothers, Tina Turner, and Dean Martin tribute), and more!

Italian American Club of Venice.  More info on event here





Chuchito Valdes at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center in Sarasota, FLSaturday, February 23

Chuchito Valdes

Sarasota,FL

8-11pm

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

525 Kumquat Ct. Sarasota, FL 34236

An exciting night of music played by piano master Chuchito Valdes from Cuba. His music comes from many styles: Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz, Bebop, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cah, Son Montuno and more! This will be a fabulous night! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of the show

Find tickets here.       More info on event here




Photos courtesy of the above events’ FB pages.


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