A look at our favorite events taking place this week.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
5 p.m. at madeby Gallery 2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Ringling College of Art and Design presents the sixth annual student show. Meet the student artists, see their work and enjoy refreshments. Runs through Nov. 4.
6:30 p.m. at Made Restaurant, 1990 Main St.
Celebrate 150 years of Jack Daniel's with a four-course dinner created by Chef Mark Woodruff, as well as five specialty cocktails.
8 p.m. at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road
$15 for adults; free for students and children younger than 5
Ringling Undergorund returns featuring live music by Roadkill Ghost Choir, Someday River and Blonk, and art by Irene Garibay, Ava Howard, Ruzica Ivanovic, Celia Garcia Nogales, Sophia Schultz and Sarah Viviana Valdez. The event features a cash bar and taco and quesadilla station by Poppo's Taqueria.
8 p.m. at The Blue Rooster, 1525 4th St.
$10 to $15
Alvin Youngblood Hart has received accolades from the likes of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Now catch him onstage in Sarasota.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7
5:30 p.m. at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Dr.
Artists Tim Jaeger, Joseph Arnegger and Tom Stephens reunite for this group exhibition of paintings that explores the concept of Old Florida. Runs through Nov. 11.
7 p.m. at Café in the Park, 2010 Adams Lane
Enjoy food, drink and live music by Clover's Revenge, an acoustic Irish speed-folk band.
6:30 and 8:45 p.m. at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd.
Caroline Rhea, known for her roles in "Man on the Moon," starring Jim Carrey and "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch," as well as appearances on Comedy Central and HBO, performs Friday and Saturday at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
Noon to 7 p.m. at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
$10 to $30
Enjoy unlimited craft-beer sampling, rowing classes, live music, and of course bacon from a variety of food vendors at this family friendly event.
5:30 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park
$45 in advance; $55 at the door
Taste a sampling of the culinary options offered by more than 18 St. Armands Circle restaurants. The event features a variety of foods, including seafood, Italian, Irish, Columbian, Mexican and more. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Take Stock in Children.
8 p.m. at Servandos, 1525 4th St.
Ari and the Alibis, a soulful five-piece band with a jazzy, soulful flair, performs live at Servandos.
9 p.m. at Mandeville Beer Garden, 428 N. Lemon Ave.
Mandeville Beer Garden offers an evening of craft beer and live music, featuring DJ 2 Short and DJ Fluid.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
1 p.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave.
$6 to $19; free for members
La Lucha performs a mixture of jazz, Latin-inspired rhythms and original songs in a scenic setting for this monthly live-music series.
8 p.m. at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd.
LDG Productions presents an evening with Beneva Fruitville, who will host the uproarious Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza, featuring a Halloween theme, special guests and prizes from Kinky Kitty.
3 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.
Five grand pianos. Five world-class pianists. One stage. Artists Series Concerts presents this unique concert, showcasing the instrument's expressive power.
MONDAY, OCT. 10
6 p.m. at the Starlite Room, 1001 Cocoanut Ave/
Croon your Monday blues away with John Russo's entertaining tribute to the original kings of croon — The Rat Pack. Enjoy a throwback cocktail, order dinner and let Russo take you back in time.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11
7 p.m. at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court
This art exhibition, coordinated with National Coming Out Day, includes a variety of visual art, live performances and a book signing by Howard Ziehm, the author of “Take Your Shame and Shove It.”
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12
10 p.m. at the Gator Club, 1490 Main St.
Moxie Productions Presents the Lesa Silvermore Band, one-man act Mountain Holler and a special guest to be announced.
8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre, 1646 10th Way
$22 to $39.50
Catch the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production of this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Loosely based on the original Wizard of Oz story, this version is a soulful, Motown rock reimagining as seen through the African-American lens. Runs through Nov. 19.