Breakfast at Mote Marine Lab

Have you ever wondered what happens in The Aquarium at Mote before the morning crowds arrive? Find out by coming to Breakfast at Mote, a continental breakfast and Aquarium tour that allows small groups to enjoy our facilities before we open to the public. Participants can linger in front of their favorite exhibits, take unobstructed photos and may even see bits of our morning routine, like fish feedings.    Ideal for groups of 10-30.

Cost: Non-members pay $27 per person for adults; $25 for youths ages 4-12; $7 for youths age 3 and younger. Member pricing available.    Admission includes continental breakfast, Aquarium visit and guided tour.   To Book: Call (941) 388-4441, ext. 348, or email

Ringling Bayfront Garden Tours

Ringling Bayfront Garden Tours – Fridays & Saturdays

Experience The Ringling from a different point of view. Tour the “living collections” of the Bayfront Gardens.

The tour is 90 minutes in length and covers approximately 1 mile. Some of the tour is “off the beaten path” so we strongly suggest comfortable footwear and clothing. Visitors are welcome to bring their own water but it will be available for purchase.

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Nia Fitness

Nia Fitness on Siesta Key Public Beach
October 14th, 2014 – June 25th, 2015

Siesta Key Public Beach  948 Beach Rd.  Siesta Key, FL 34242

Nia is a body-mind-spirit fitness program for any age. Practiced barefoot to music, Nia combines martial arts, healing arts and dance to create a workout that is whole body conditioning. Nia is an amazing tool for increasing JOY. For any age and fitness level. Bring water to drink and towel for final stretch.

Music of Edvard Grieg

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents Three Concerts Featuring the Music of Edvard Grieg

In conjunction with the Grieg Festival 2015, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents three concerts of the music of Edvard Grieg. The second concert features Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano; Njǻl Sparbo, bass-baritone; and Einar Røttingen, piano, Saturday, January 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. The program includes songs of Norwegian and German poets, including Heine and Goethe, and piano music including the well-known Holberg Suite, Op. 40. For performer bios, visit For performer bios, visit Individual tickets are $25, $40 and $45; student tickets are $10. A ticket for all three concerts is $105. For more information about the three concerts, visit To purchase concert tickets, order online or call 941- 360-7399. For more information about the 2015 Grieg Festival, visit

17th Annual Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival

17th Annual Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival
January 8th, 2015 – January 11th, 2015

Thunder By The Bay – Venue T/B/A Downtown Sarasota Sarasota, FL 34236

Admission: Each event is different. Visit www.ThunderByTheBay.Org for specific event details and pricing.

The 17th Annual Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival is a tradition in Sarasota the second weekend in January, attracting thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country and around the world. This four day festival features a sporting clay tournament, a “Born To Be Wild” Kickoff Party, “Cruise for Cash” scenic ride with $4,000 in prizes, and a two day downtown festival. The downtown festival offers live entertainment (including a national act headliner), two bike shows, plenty of vendors, great food, and special guests. All proceeds benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. For details visit

Expressive Bodies Art Exhibit

Expressive Bodies: Works from the Ringling Permanent Collection
December 19th, 2014 – March 22nd, 2015

The Ringling Museum in the Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing Wing
5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243

Hours: See this exhibition during regular Museum hours: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm and Thursdays until 8:00 pm

Admission: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $5 for children 6-17, children 5 and under are free

Drawn from the Ringling’s permanent collection of photographs, rare books, and works on paper, “Expressive Bodies” surveys the ways in which artists have conceived of the human form over four centuries in Western art. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Publix Super Market Charities Endowment and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Foundation.