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What’s On Suncoast? 4.5 – 4.12

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from April 5 – 12, 2024.

Sarasota on Suncoast

Fresh Fridays – Dance Dance Downtown Sarasota

Fresh Fridays – Dance Dance Downtown Sarasota
Main Street Downtown Sarasota

This April, we are heading back to Main Street!
Dance your socks off, Sarasota! Join us on April 5th, 2024, for an evening filled with electric grooves, smooth rhythms, and spirited celebrations.

We’re bringing back some nostalgia from everyone’s favorite Dance Game – Dance Dance Revolution!

We welcome Society Hill- by Foreman Productions Inc. Enjoy an elegant mix of voices, talent, and personality. This six-member band, based in Southwest Florida, brings a diverse range of music and genres.

Hours: Friday, April 5, 2024 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Apulia Osteria Italiana

Apulia Osteria Italiana

Apulia Osteria Italiana
8501 Placida Rd Unit 15 Placida, FL 33946

Dario, the Executive Chef at Apulia Osteria Italiana, started his career by working in numerous prestigious restaurants and hotels around Italy and England. These reputable establishments included Ristorante Tre Visi, Hotel Villa Michelangelo in Vicenza, Taverna la Fenice in Venice, Hotel Don Diego in Sardinia, Tiberio restaurant, and the Edwardian Vanderbilt/Berkshire hotels in London, just to name a few. He has had an impressive resume of chef roles at some amazing establishments throughout the States before starting out on his own.

Apulia Osteria Italiana maintains the authenticity of classic Italian dishes throughout the
selection of its ingredients and preparations. He ensures that all his training, experiences, and customer feedback through the years is evident in the wonderful food offerings at the restaurant. if you want authenticity, freshness and an experience like no other – head on out for a meal at Apulia Osteria Italiana.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday closed

India Fest Suncoast

India Fest 2024

India Fest 2024
2101 Edwards Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33901

India Fest on the Suncoast is back for the first time in FIVE years! The cultural celebration is hosted by The India Association of Ft. Myers (“IAFM”) on April 6 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater.

At this outdoor event, IAFM will provide the local community with an opportunity to be exposed to all things Indian, including food, dance, music, vendors, and clothing from the various regions within India. Attendees will enjoy an unobstructed and shaded view of the performances, as ample covered seating will be provided at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater.

Doors open at 11 a.m., with entertainment beginning at 12 p.m. Entertainment will include DJ Khush, local dance groups, and three fashion shows all emceed by Shari Armstrong from Fox 4. The grand finale will include Holi Color Play at 4 p.m., where attendees throw colored powder in the traditional celebration of Spring’s onset.

The event will also include local vendors and food from Nirala Sweets & Restaurant, Minerva Indian Restaurant, Aroma Indian Cuisine, and The Indian Grocery Store of Fort Myers.

Hours: Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Da'Shrine on Suncoast


5137 North Florida Ave Tampa Bay, FL 33603

Whether you want to order in or have a unique food-centered outing here on the Suncoast, Da’Shrine has you covered! Satisfy your cravings for authentic African cuisine from the comfort of your own home with Da Shrine’s online ordering service. Explore our diverse menu and conveniently place your order with just a few clicks. Whether you’re craving the bold flavors of Nigerian jollof rice, the comforting warmth of Liberian pepper soup, or the savory goodness of suya skewers, we’ve got you covered.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tampa food and wine

Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival

Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival
600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Join us as we celebrate the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, and its surrounding top chefs and culinary masterminds, with five days of curated experiences set to engage your palettes. International wines and cocktail partners, as well as national brands, will join forces to bring to life the Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival!

  • Saturday, April 13, 2024, 1-5 p.m. – MAIN EVENT: GRAND TASTING at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 7-11 p.m. VIP CHEF SHOWDOWN at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024, 7 p.m. Experience Hyde Park
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 7 p.m. Experience Water Street
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024: An Evening At Tampa Club. Private Event.

Hours: April 9, 2024, 7 p.m. – April 13, 2024, at 6 p.m.

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