What's On Suncoast

What’s On Suncoast? 6.10 – 6.17

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for things around the area this week of June 10 – 17, 2022!

Sarasota Music On Suncoast

Sarasota Music Festival 2022

Sarasota Music Festival 2022
Holley Hall/Sarasota Opera House, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

For three weeks each June, internationally recognized guest artists and musicians come together in Florida to study and perform chamber music. The Sarasota Music Festival is a magical combination of youthful promise and acclaimed talent that carries a reputation as one of the finest classical-music events in the nation. Check for the entire schedule of concerts during this event HERE. Listen to broadcasts of recent and upcoming concerts from the Sarasota Music Festival and Sarasota Orchestra on WSMR! Additionally, all gifts made in June 2022 in support of the Sarasota Music Festival will be generously matched dollar for dollar.


Blue Island Bistro

Blu Island Bistro

Blu Island Bistro
625 Tamiami Trl S Venice, FL 34285

The husband and wife team at Blue Island Bistro are seasoned Restauranteurs who spent decades working together to create trendy “Go-To” places to eat and gather. These culinary partners bring their expertise, fun personalities, and loyal, dedicated staff enthusiastic about professional hospitality.

Thanks to the strong local following, the Bistro continues the great traditions of mouthwatering Banana Pancakes, French Toast, Frittatas, Benedicts, Omelettes, etc. Wash them down with a Bloody Mary or Fresh Squeezed Mimosa. But, it’s all about the coffee and your perfect morning pick me up in paradise. Just the right blend of “charming” and “chic.” A dining destination. Bright and airy inside and outside seating, and don’t forget dog friendly. Please don’t take our word for it; come in and try the food for yourself!

Hours: every day of the Week, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Theatre Odyssey’s Seventeenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

Theatre Odyssey

Theatre Odyssey’s Seventeenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival
Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Theatre Odyssey, founded in 2006, has produced over two hundred original plays. The playwrights have a wide range of experience, from nationally known award-winning playwrights from across the United States contributing work to our One-Act Play Festival to local high school students submitting their plays for our Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival. This festival is our first and oldest—the iconic Ten-Minute Play Festival, which receives submissions from playwrights throughout Florida.

On Suncoast LUcky Ducky

Lucky Ducky Race for Pace

Lucky Ducky Race for Pace
801 Riverside Drive East Bradenton, FL 34208

The 13th Annual Lucky Ducky Race for Pace is exactly what the name implies… a rubber duck derby benefiting Pace Center for Girls! Quacky is our adorable mascot who can be seen all over Manatee County, encouraging everyone she meets to adopt her adorable ducklings.

Here are the basics:

  • Date: June 11, 2022 – in-person or live streaming!
  • Pace Center for Girls will be racing 30,000+ adorable rubber ducks down the Manatee River for prizes.
  • YOU can adopt one of those ducklings for only $5! A family of 5 is only $20, or an entire FLOCK of 30 is only $100.
  • Back for 2022: The VID! Want in on the fun? For $350, you’ll receive a Corporate Duck with your logo in the VID Race, plus 100 ducks in the Lucky Ducky Race for PACE! Keep those 100 entries for yourself or give them away to customers and friends – your choice.
  • Not planning to be in Florida this weekend? Don’t worry. They still plan to live stream the race due to popular demand! Watch for links as the race date nears.
Aquarium On Suncoast

Summer Glow

Summer Glow
Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767

As the evening begins, Clearwater Marine Aquarium transforms into a summer celebration every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from May 27 through July 30. Enjoy live entertainment, family-friendly activities, festive food, drinks, and the sparkling views of the water. Float away on a free boat tour. Experience a different atmosphere throughout the aquarium and watch the rescued marine animals interact in new ways. It’s the summer of peace, love, and dolphins. Please celebrate with us during Summer Glow evening hours at CMA!

Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

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