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14 fun things to do this weekend on and around the Suncoast

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(WWSB) -- Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these great options all weekend at different locations around the Suncoast.

1. Embracing our Differences Exhibit (April 1-May 31)

It is the 14th year this exhibit has come to Island Park. There will be 45 billboard-sized works of art on display. It's an annual outdoor public art exhibition with each art piece accompanied by an inspirational quote. Students from 204 schools from 115 countries around the world and 48 states submitted artwork or quotes to the juried exhibit.

2. Sarasota Open Tennis Tournament (April 15-April 23)

The 2017 Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open Tennis Championship Tournament, with $100,000 in prize money, will be bringing the top tennis pros in the world to Sarasota. The Sarasota Open is the premiere USTA Men’s Pro Circuit event on Florida's west coast. It will be held at the United Tennis Club and Academy at 4511 Bay Club Drive in Bradenton, FL. Tickets are available online.

3. FST Poetry in Paradise Festival (April 21-April 22)

Sarasota's Florida Studio Theatre invites you to the 2017 Poetry in Paradise Festival, bringing together nationally-recognized poets, students, teachers and community members all in one place to celebrate poetry. The event runs over two days at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. Go to their website for tickets and times.

4. Suncoast Boat Show (April 21-April 23)

The 35th annual Suncoast Boat Show will take place at downtown Sarasota's Bayfront Marina. Hundreds of watercraft will be on display. Along with boats and yachts there will be marine products and accessories. Hours on Friday and Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $14 and kids under 15 are free.

5. Music in the Park at the Bradenton Riverwalk (April 21)

Music in the Park at the Riverwalk in Bradenton Friday will feature the music of Ari and the Alibis. Bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and your furry companions on leashes to the Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show for free from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

6. Bob's Berries U Pick Event (April 22)

Come out for the 2nd Annual Blueberry U Pick Opening at Bob's Berries in Riverview. Aside from picking blueberries, you can also feast on fresh RAW local honey, fresh from Florida organic produce and many edible varieties of plants you can buy and take home. There will be BBQ lunch plates available for sale as well. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 11501 Winn Rd.

7. Museum Earth Day (April 22)

Celebrate Earth Day at the Crowley Museum and Nature Center with a full day of fun and outdoor activities including pony rides on site for two hours in the morning along with a zoo and short classes where you can learn more about the outdoors. Enjoy a nature hike and sing along at 10:30 a.m., campfire treats at noon, story time at 2 p.m. and more special events through the day. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission for adults is $5 and kids 3 to 12 is $2.

8. Oscar Scherer State Park Earth Day (April 22)

Join the fun at the 28th Annual Sarasota Earth Day Celebration at Oscar Scherer State Park. Admission to one of the most popular Sarasota parks is free on Earth Day. And with so many events scheduled, sites to see, live music and nature and wildlife to enjoy, you can probably fill the entire day's schedule from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9. Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival (April 22)

It's the 3rd Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Fest with live music from Suncoast artist Steve Arvey, known as “Stone Crab Steve.” Along with the music there will be tasty food and barbecue and a full liquor bar along with standard domestic beers, wine and non-alcoholic selections also available. Admission is $5 at the gate and kids under 12 are free. The event lasts from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island.

10. Jazz at Ed Smith Stadium (April 22)

The Orioles and the Jazz Club of Sarasota invite you to get your toes tapping at the Jazz in the Ball Park event at Ed Smith Stadium. The event starts at 7 p.m. Adult reserved seats are $20 to $50. The cost for children and students is $10. Parking is $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Jazz Club Scholarship Fund which benefits local young musicians. Visit their website for tickets.

11. Sunsets in Paradise 2017 (April 22)

Take part in and enjoy Sunsets in Paradise 2017 to benefit Meals on Wheels of Manatee County. The event will feature live entertainment, gourmet eats, an open bar, silent and live auctions and more. The cost is $150. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Polo Grounds of Lakewood Ranch. Visit their website for tickets and more information.

12. "Jaws" screening at Lido Beach (April 22)

Take in a great movie on Saturday at the conclusion of the Sarasota Film Festival’s Moonlight Movies season with a screening of “Jaws” at Lido Beach. All Moonlight Movies screenings are free and open to the public. Films begin at sunset. Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs!

13. Big Shot Volleyball Tournament (April 22-April 23)

What's more fun than volleyball on the beach? Come out to watch the Volley America Spalding King of the Beach Big Shot Volleyball Tournament featuring 25 nets. The competition will feature open men, women, juniors and collegiate levels. Hours on Saturday are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. on Siesta Key Beach.

14. "Building to a Cure" classic car show (April 23)

Get your motor running at the 15th Annual "Building to a Cure" Benefit Classic Car Show featuring classic and vintage vehicles from pre-1950s to the 1990s. Participants will compete for 28 trophies. Money raised benefits Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The show lasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free admission in Centennial Park, downtown Venice.