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What’s On Suncoast? 4.23 – 4.30

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of April 23, 2021 – April 30, 2021!

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Wooten’s Animal Sanctuary and Alligator Park

Wooten’s Animal Sanctuary and Alligator Park
32330 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141

Soon the dog days of summer will be upon us, but right now it is perfect weather to be out and about. Why not take a trip over to Wooten’s this weekend to experience one of their fun activities on the 259 private acres via an airboat tour. These natural tours will take you through the waterways of the Suncoast, you just never know what you might see. Of course, alligators aren’t guaranteed, but this is Florida so chances are good. Additionally, tour the lions, alligators, and otters in the Animal Sanctuary and enjoy refreshments in between exciting attractions. This is not your normal theme park. Here the animals are the attraction so come prepared to enjoy nature, walking and having a good day that will entertain the entire family. See you out there this weekend!

Blu Island Bistro

Blu Island Bistro
625 Tamiami Trl S Venice, FL 34285

Looking for an incredibly fresh, mouth-watering eatery to try out? Or maybe you know exactly why you need to get back to Blu Island Bistro. The food is a work of genius. With fresh breakfast and lunch offerings that are a tour of the world cuisines right here on the Suncoast. From standard American fare cooked the way, momma would have done it, to some new surprise combinations this is the spot. Banana Frech toast pancakes to Candian Bacon Benedict, this is a sure-fire way to wake your taste buds from their doldrums. Open 6:30 to 2:30 daily. Stop for a quick breakfast or a filling and refreshing lunch. This Bistro is in the heart of Venice, in a beachy laid back atmosphere that beckons you to sit back and enjoy the ambiance and amazing foods. This is sure to be a fan favorite with your family and friends.

Music in the Park(ing) Lot

Music in the Park(ing) Lot
Manatee Performing Arts Center Parking Lot, 401 7th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

You have two Friday’s to take in some amazing local talents coming up. This event allows you to stay in your car or sit outside under the stars in your reserved spot. April 23rd is Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones-Blues, and April 30th The Divebombers-Good ‘ol American. This is a rain or shine event showcasing some amazing talent on Friday nights to get your weekend off to a great start. This collaborative effort is made possible by Realize Bradenton and Manatee Performing Arts Center Partnership. Get online early and reserve your spot today! See in the park(ing) lot for a fantastic time!

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Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe

Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe
5119 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Are you looking for something different to liven up your weekend? Let us recommend Ellan’s Americana Fold Art Cafe. It is a restaurant, no maybe an art gallery, or is it a music hall? You won’t ever be able to decide for yourself how to define this join if you don’t head on down and check it out yourself. This amazing art gallery and eatery is a treat for all the senses with its eclectic look, amazing food, and did we mention the house barrel-aged hooch? Seriously, do you want stuffy run-of-the-mill places to kick your weekend off, or someplace that is sure to be a ton and have you definitely making a return trip? Check out Ella’s American Fold Art Cafe this weekend; it’s not like any other eatery you have seen in a while.

Sarasota Film Festival

23rd Sarasota Film Festival

23rd Sarasota Film Festival
323 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Sarasota Film Festival is back in 2021, and it all kicks off on April 30, 2021. There are in-person screenings, virtual options, and an amazing line up no matter how you take it in for all aesthetics. Documentaries, short films, and amazing visual pieces of art will be offered up right here on the Suncoast. Check out the website for dates, catalogs, and viewing times, along with a host of information on the amazing filmmakers that are contributing to another amazing Sarasota Film Festival in 2021. If you are desperately in need of an artsy fix, and love amazing filmmaking this is one week of the year here on the Suncoast that can’t be missed!

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