The Weekend/Week Ahead

by | Jun 4, 2010 | Arts, Culture, Downtown Sarasota, Events, Exploring the Area

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You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know that summer has arrived here in Southwest Florida. Just because the heat is back, however, doesn’t mean the city’s going to sleep until the snowbirds return! There’s much going on in Sarasota. Here are a few things that might be of interest:

Palm Avenue First Friday Walk. Friday, 6pm. Downtown.

Sarasota Music Festival. Friday, 8pm. Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.

The Sarasota Music Festival brings the best up-and-coming young musicians from around the world to Sarasota for three weeks each June. This, coupled with the world-renowned faculty artists who travel here to mentor and perform, makes the Sarasota Music Festival a magical experience of exceptional concerts. From the timeless masters such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn and more, to new and innovative works not widely performed, the Festival provides something for every palate of the classical repertoire. (

DRAGONFLIES! at Red Bug Slough Preserve. Saturday, 9am. 5200 N. Beneva Road.

Dragonflies are a magical bunch – whimsical at best. Is it a dragonfly or damselfly? Want to learn more? Join Kathy and Don Hess at Red Bug Slough Preserve for a different way to look at the beautiful dragonfly from 9 – 11 AM on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Kathy and Don will lead you on a dragonfly hunt, explaining their lives, purpose and many species that live exclusively at this urban jewel of a preserve. (

Affordable Pet Vaccines at Woof Gang Bakery. Saturday, 3:30pm. 1809 S. Osprey Ave.

World Ocean Day at Mote Marine. Sunday, 11am. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway.

Women with Moxie—Turn Up the Heat Mixer. Wednesday, 7pm. Horsefeathers, 1923 Ringling Blvd.

Don’t let the heat beat you…get out and enjoy everything Sarasota has to offer!!