A look at our favorite events taking place this week.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 14
Art After 5
5 p.m. at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road
Explore The Ringling's exhibition galleries and the Circus Museum. Tickets required.
7:30 p.m. at the Manatee Performing Arts Center
$27 to $37
The Manatee Players' production of "Mame" follows a well-to-do New York woman in the 1920s, who is surprised by a an orphan nephew named Patrick. Runs through Oct. 1.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
'and back again'
5 and 8 p.m. at Urbanite Theatre, 1487 Second St.
Moving Ethos Dance presents a new work, directed by Leah Verier-Dunn, which portrays the electric nature of relationships, highlighting the patterns that develop in romantic choices. Runs through Sept. 16.
Friday Funk Fest
5 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail
Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul plays this monthly outdoor concert series, performing hits by Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more.
'The Dog and Pony Show'
6 p.m. at the Crossley Gallery, 2698 Bradenton Road
The Crossley Gallery and Ringling College's Fine Arts Department present the opening reception to this exhibition of works by Emily Rives, Hayley Denham and Jordan Holm.
National Theatre Live: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’
6:30 p.m. at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road
$20; $18 for members
Daniel Radcliffe and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard’s comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.
'A Night at the Opera'
7:30 p.m. at Sarasota Opera, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.
The Sarasota Opera House hosts the latest in its film series with this Marx Brothers spoof of the opera world.
Physical Plant and The Beat Down
7:30 p.m. at Darwins Brewing, 803 17th Ave. W., Bradenton
Psychedelic rockers Physical Plant take the stage with The Beat Down, a trio whose old-school sound is reminiscent of the early days of rock ’n’ roll.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
Pork Belly or Bust
5 p.m. at Calusa Brewing, 5701 Derek Ave.
Mouthole BBQ hosts this pop-up event featuring its spins on Asian classics. Try a pork adobo or smoked pork belly banh mi, sam gyup sal with grilled pork belly, chicken or vegetarian curry or a limited offering of smoked pork belly ramen.
5 p.m. at Big Top Brewing Co., 6111 B Porter Way
Kick off the Oktoberfest season with a was brewery celebration featuring food by the Schnitzel Trailer, live music by Babyl, specials and beer releases, including an imperial pumpkin stout. Dress in lederhosen for a free core beer.
6 p.m. at Tavern on Main, 1507 Main St.
Tavern on Main is celebrating another year of downtown business. Stop by for a cold craft beer and join the festivities.
'Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond'
7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.
Carole J. Bufford performs classics from the jazz songbook made famous by the likes of Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Helen Morgan, Ruth Etting, Al Jolson and more. Runs through Sept. 24.
Mandeville Beer Garden Movie Night
7:30 p.m. at Mandeville Beer Garden, 428 N. Lemon Ave.
Enjoy beer, food and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on a giant outdoor screen at Mandeville Beer Garden.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
HD at the Opera House presents Verdi's 'Macbeth'
1:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.
This regular series continues with a screening of Verdi's operatic version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth."
Halfway to St. Paddy's Day
8 p.m. at Shamrock Pub, 2257 Ringling Blvd.
St. Patrick's Day is only six months away. If you can't wait that long, head to Shamrock for a halfway party, featuring music by Clover's Revenge.
MONDAY, SEPT. 18
8 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1031 S. Euclid Ave.
ensemblenewSRQ's latest concert explores locations from New Mexico to New York City, drawing inspiration from nature. Concert features Missy Mazzoli's "Death Valley Junction" and Einojuhani Rautavaara's "Lost Landscapes."
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20
Bourbon Pairing Dinner
6:30 p.m. at Boca Sarasota, 19 S. Lemon Ave.
Sample a variety of bourbons at this four-course pairing dinner with Woodford Reserve and Old Forester Bourbon.
7 p.m. at McCurdys Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd.
$17 to $21
Josh Sneed has performed at the “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Montreal and made his television debut on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and filmed a Comedy Central stand-up special. Now he performs at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre through Sept. 24.