“It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurkin’ in the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart…”

As the 80’s song goes! It’s time for Halloween fun for the whole family – well, perhaps not the “close to midnight and evil” part 😀

Friday and Saturday October 27 and 28 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The first ever installment of Theatre in the Field! Just in time for Halloween, join The Players in this outdoor adaption of Washington Irving’s classic story. It begins when Ichabod Crane, a lightly goofy schoolmaster, comes to the farming community of Sleepy Hollow with all his worldly possessions. He’s looking for a good life and a wealthy wife who will supply it.  Once he sets eyes on the local beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, he’s sure his dream will come true.  Unhappily for Ichabod, Katrina has a boyfriend who’s extremely jealous…  the boisterous Brom Bones. To complicate matters the graveyard is haunted by a small army of restless spirits, including the most famous phantom of all, the Headless Horseman. What will happen to the new school master? Find out for yourself!

For more information please visit https://www.theplayers.org/movies/sleepy-hollow

Saturday October 28 – Manatee Community Concert Band–“USA Meets France”

The Manatee Community Concert Band opens the 2017-2018 season on October 28, featuring a touring band from France, Les Philharnmoniste. The two organizations will perform a few numbers separately and will conclude with several musical numbers with the combined groups. This is going to be an amazing evening of music from around the world. The concert is FREE and open to the public and will be held at Manatee High School Auditorium, 902 33rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton starting at 7:30 pm.

For more information please visit http://www.manateeconcertband.org

Saturday October 28 – Age-Friendly Festival

Inspired by the Age-Friendly Sarasota initiative and presented by The Patterson Foundation, the Age-Friendly Festival is the first community celebration in the nation to focus on lifelong well-being while connecting people of all ages. Guests will enjoy experiences, entertainment, educational opportunities and exhibits highlighting age-friendly practices and principles that optimize community assets and enhance quality of life at every age.

The Age-Friendly Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sarasota Fairgrounds ( 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL). Admission is free through a gift from The Patterson Foundation.

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/AgeFriendlySarasota

Saturday October 28 – The Lubben Brothers Free Folk Concert

Come out for a free night of folk music by The Lubben Brothers, a six member family band based in West Palm Beach, FL. The night will feature original music from The Lubben Brothers upcoming EP, “Finding Home.” It is sure to be a night of encouraging and uplifting music!

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1758941991072979

Saturday October 28 – Halloween Dance Party & Haunted House

Halloween Dance Party & Haunted House. Dance Party for ages 5-14 and Haunted House for ages 8-14 – October 28th 6:30pm-8:30pm $10 per person (cash only). Light refreshments will be served.

For more information please visit http://www.soulstudiosdance.com

Sunday October 29 – Organ Concert

Organist Zach Fritz-Hemenway returns to St. Boniface for a special concert on Sunday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. Zach will play a varied program, including music by Marcel Dupré, Jehan Alain, Herbert Howells, J.P. Sweelinck, Samuel Barber, Calvin Hampton, and J.S. Bach. Of note will be compositions that follow a ‘theme and variations’ form, which he will engage in and discuss with the audience during the performance. A reception with the artist to follow the concert, a FREE event, thanks to the Boniface Friends of Music (free-will offering).

For more information please visit http://www.bonifacechurch.org/music/article449944.htm

Tuesday October 31 – Sunday November 19 – FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Presents “Oedipus” By Sophocles

One of the most widely known plays in the modern world, OEDIPUS is directed by FSU/Asolo Conservatory Director Greg Leaming. Featuring the entire second-year Conservatory class, the production previews on Tuesday, October 31 with a special “Pay What You Can Performance,” officially opens Wednesday, November 1, and runs through Sunday, November 19 in the Jane B. Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Long considered one of the greatest plays ever written, OEDIPUS – part political thriller, part psychological whodunit – is the story of one very flawed hero discovering the awful burden and responsibility of power. Oedipus, the king of Thebes, promises to find the cause of a plague that ransacks the city, only to discover just how complicit he has been in destroying his own community.

For more information please visit http://asolorep.org/shows/oedipus/2017-2018