ArtCenter Sarasota. Our Members Remember Nine Eleven ends Oct. 5 here. It’s followed by the Broth Open Photography Show, running Oct. 11-Nov. 9, with a reception Oct. 17. Information: 365-2032.
Apple & Carpenter Galleries. The galleries’ fall exhibition of American and European artists (circa 1850-1950) continues through Oct. 31. Information; 951-2314.
L’Attitude Gallery. The gallery presents an outdoor show featuring steel, glass and stone works through Oct. 31 in its new location, at 1219 First St., Sarasota. Information: 373-0767.
Museum of Asian Art. Fantastic Animals, featuring animal motifs in art objects from China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand, continues through Nov. 29. Information: 952-0666.
Palm Avenue Gallery. On view this month: stoneware and raku by Don Michael Williams, with his pumpkins as a seasonal highlight. Information: 953-5757.
Santa Fe Trails. Originals and prints by G.E. Mullan are featured all this month at the downtown gallery. Information: 954-1972.
Galleria Silecchia. Impressionist landscapes of the Amalfi coast by William Berra are on view Oct. 1-Nov. 30. Information: 365-7414.
Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Opening with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 is the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society exhibition. Runs through Oct. 30. Information: 383-2345.
Palm Avenue First Friday Walk. "A Prelude to the Season" is promised with this month’s stroll, from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4. Information: 951-2314.
Chasen Galleries. A Journey Back in Time: Modern Masters and Old World Influences features the works of Leonard Wren, Francois Fressinier, Gerhard Arnold and Klaus Strubel, Oct. 4-31. Information: 366-4278.
Tampa Museum of Art. The museum hosts an ambitious exhibition of 20th-century photography with Photography’s Multiple Roles, on view Oct. 6-Jan. 5. Among shutter stars featured: Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn and Carrie Mae Weems. Information: (813) 274-8130.
St. Armands Art Festival. More than 175 craftspeople display their original works, starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 and 13 on the Circle. Information: 388-1554.
Selby Gallery. Part II of the Ringling School’s annual faculty exhibitions highlights the work of instructors in illustration, graphics and interactive communication, photography and digital imaging and liberal arts. Reception from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 for both the faculty show and the staff exhibition in the nearby Keating Center. Through Nov. 2. Information: 359-7563.
Missing Link Gallery. Currently on view: large-scale sculpture from West Africa and contemporary photography by Jerry Uelsmann, Mario Algaze, Patty Prince and Maggie Taylor. Information: 366-6600.
Towles Court Third Friday Walk. Stroll the artists’ colony from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18. Information: 955-0050 or 362-0960.
Snow White. The story of that innocent princess and her vertically impaired buddies is Venice Little Theatre’s Theatre for Young People first offering this season, Oct. 10-27. Information: 488-1115.
Potato People. A day in the life of the Potato Family, presented by Theatre Beyond Words through the use of masks, mime, movement and music. At 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.
Sarasota Ballet of Florida. The ballet company once again welcomes the Atlanta Ballet in a guest performance featuring works by Ben Stevenson, Lila York and Diane Coburn-Bruning. At 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Information: 351-8000.
St. Armands Circle. The shopping district plans its annual bargain-filled sidewalk sale for Oct. 5 and 6. Also this month: "Jag-Fest 2002," an opportunity for lovers of Jaguars to get together and ooh and aah over their cars. Starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Information: 388-1554.
Casual Classic/Concert Lite/Enchanted Evening. Call it what you will-the theme for the Florida West Coast Symphony’s opening "Lighter Fare" concert is "From Sea to Shining Sea," and it includes works from Sousa, Berlin and Aaron Copland, among others. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4, and 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Holley Hall. Information: 953-3434.
Florida String Quintet/New Artists Piano Quartet/Chamber Players. In concert with "Schumann Shines," offering his Piano Quintet in Eb and Beethoven’s String Trio. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Holley Hall. Information: 953-3434.
Florida Wind Quintet. "Wind Wizardry" from the ensemble, including Harbison’s Quintet for Winds and Reicha’s Quintet No. 2 in f, Op. 99. At 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Holley Hall. Information: 953-3434.
Jazz Club Members’ Concert. This one’s headlined by Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Opera House. Information: 366-1552.
Michael Bolton. The pop star bows at Van Wezel at 8 p.m. Oct. 17. Information: 953-3368.
FridayFest: Allon Sams, The last of the Van Wezel’s free outdoor FridayFest concerts of this season features smooth jazz keyboardist Allon Sams, Oct. 18. Food, music and more, from 5 to 9 p.m. Information: 953-3368.
Sarasota Pops at Sunset. Bring out the blankets and the picnic baskets for this annual concert from the Florida West Coast Symphony. You can arrive starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Phillippi Estate Park to stake out your spot, but the music will begin closer to sunset. Information: 953-3434.
Florida West Coast Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra presents a "Mendelssohn Marathon" consisting of three separate and distinct concerts, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 25 and 27 at the Sarasota Opera House. Works range from his Midsummer Night’s Dream, to his Hebrides Overture to his Symphony No. 4 ("Italian"). Information: 953-3434.
Smooth Jazz on St. Armands. A new Fourth Friday event for the Circle, bringing together shoppers, wine and food tastings and jazz. From 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Information: 388-1554.
Sarasota Opera Fall Concert. Get "Up Close, Informal, On Stage," with baritone William Andrew Stuckey (who appeared in last season’s Le Trouvère) in this new offering from the Sarasota Opera, which features artists singing their personal favorites with the audience seated onstage at the Opera House. Also includes an informal reception. At 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Information: 366-8450.
Spyro Gyra/Average White Band. These two ’70s-born bands (the first famous for its instrumentals, the second for its R&B flavor) perform starting at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.
Sarasota Bluesfest. Coming up Nov. 2, with Little Milton and Eric Sardinas among the acts at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Check for the latest into at www.sarasotabluesfest.com.
Manasota Solve Golf Tournament. To assist in housing and services for pregnant, drug-addicted women; a four-person scramble, Oct. 18 at Lakewood Ranch. Fee is $100; call 748-0094.
Memory Walk. A walkathon for Alzheimer’s, Oct. 19 at Lido Beach Pavilion. Information: 365-8883.
Outback Steakhouse Take Stock in Children Golf Tournament. Another fund-raising tourney, this one for the mentoring program for young people. Date TBA; location is the Legacy Golf Course. Call 373-7060.
American Heart Walk. Do you heart some good with this pledge walk for the American Heart Association, set for Oct. 26 at Siesta Key Beach. Information: 927-4997.
Tuesdays in the Tropics: Fedder Science Lecture Series. Dr. David Dilcher, who recently discovered the world’s oldest flowering plant-a mere 125 million years old-will discuss Darwin’s Abominable Mystery Oct. 8 at Selby Gardens. Sounds intriguing. Information: 366-5731.
The Threepenny Opera. Get ready to stroll the streets of Soho with Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown, and of course that dread "Mack the Knife" in this Weill-Brecht collaboration, onstage through Oct. 6 at the Players of Sarasota. Information: 365-2494.
Suds. A campy ’60s-era musical set in a laundromat, Suds overflows with songs like Please, Mr. Postman, Johnny Angel and It’s My Party. Through Nov. 10 at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. Information: 366-5454.
Animal Crackers. One of the Marx Brothers’ early stage and film hits (you know, the one with Groucho as that great African explorer, Captain Spaulding) opens Venice Little Theatre’s mainstage season, Oct. 1-20. Information: 488-1115.
Mother Hicks. A comedy by Susan Zeder about three losers in a difficult time. Onstage at the Island Players, Oct. 3-13. Information: 778-5755.
A Raisin in the Sun. In a joint venture with the Westcoast Black Theater Troupe, Theatre Works offers this Lorraine Hansberry play about an African-American family’s internal and external struggles, tentatively set to run Oct. 4-20. Information: 952-9170.
The Man with the Plastic Sandwich. A comedy by Roger Karshner, onstage at the Venice Golden Apple Oct. 16-Nov. 23. Information: 484-7711.
Peter Pan. Your journey to Neverland begins Oct. 24 and ends Nov. 10, with the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre the embarking point for this musical based on the classic James M. Barrie tale. Information: 748-5875.
Opal’s Husband. Another installment in the long-running Opal Kronkie series by John Patrick, this one features the eccentric Opal involved with a husband and his jealous daughter. Onstage Oct. 30-Nov. 17 at the Lemon Bay Playhouse. Information: 475-6756.
My Fair Lady. Eliza, Henry, Pickering and Alfred are all back in the classic Lerner-Loewe musical, opening Oct. 31 and running through Nov. 10 at the Players of Sarasota. Information: 365-2494.
Inherit the Wind. Coming up Nov. 1, the Asolo opens its mainstage season with this Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee adaptation of the true story of the Scopes "monkey" trial. Through Feb. 22. Information: 351-8000.