Sarasota Film Festival
April 4 -13
Experience dozens of artistic films and star-studded events at Sarasota’s annual week-long celebration of filmmaking. Plan your festival at sarasotafilmfestival.com.
An Evening at the Avant-Garde: The Swinging Sixties
Ringling College of Art and Design urges the hip and the square to hang loose and be cool at their Swinging Sixties themed annual fund raiser. For tickets to this groovy gala, call (941) 359-7589.
Women in a Changing World
Join us at the Asolo Repertory Theatre for Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County’s Women’s Leadership Council event, “Women in a Changing World.” Exploring the role of women in the 21st Century, the event features a panel discussion between six dynamic women—moderated by Nancy Markle, former CIO of Arthur Anderson—sharing modern viewpoints on global philosophies, embracing technology, education and finance. General admission tickets are available for the main event as well as an Afterglow dinner immediately following. For complete details about the panelists and speakers visit boysandgirlsclubs.com or call Chelsea at (941) 366-3911, ext. 135.
Whiskey Obsession Festival
Whiskey aficionados take note: More than thirty master distillers and professional brand ambassadors will travel to Sarasota for the 2nd Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival to serve 200 whiskies from Scotland, England, Ireland, France, India, Australia, Japan, Canada, and the United States, including many small craft distillers. Don't miss the opportunity to attend the largest whisk(e)y festival in Florida at Michael’s on East on Friday, March 28. For tickets visit Eventbrite.com/FridayGrandTasting. For more information visit WhiskeyObsessionFestival.com.
We are head over heels that the Go-Go’s are coming to Sarasota to perform at the Firefly Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club. This annual private dinner and concert benefits Sarasota’s Forty Carrots Family Center. For more information, visit fireflygala.org.
Pique-Nique sur la Baie
Come sip champagne at College Hall’s beautiful bayside gardens on the campus of New College of Florida for Pique-Nique sur la Baie. The 31st annual fashion-focused fund raiser includes a chic runway show and shopping boutique by The Met, Sarasota. Proceeds benefit New College Library Association. For information, call (941) 487-4800 or visit ncf.edu.
Join us at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ 33rd annual Orchid Ball, Birds in Paradise. Guests donning black ties and feathered finery will enjoy live music and inspired cuisine by Michael’s On East on the lush, beautiful great lawn. Proceeds benefit Selby Gardens’ conservation, botanical research and education programs. For tickets, call (941) 366-5731 ext. 229 or visit selby.org.
Cattle Baron's Ball
Let’s Give Cancer the Boot at the 13th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information and tickets, call (941) 328-3760.
Sarasota Open Tennis Tournament
Some of the top names in professional tennis come to the annual Sarasota Open Tennis Tournament, which returns for its seventh year to the Tennis Gardens at the Longboat Key Club and Resort. For tickets and information, visit sarasotaopen.org.
Best of Sarasota Party and 35th Anniversary Celebration
Tickets are on sale now for the best party of the season—Sarasota Magazine's Best of Sarasota Party—Tuesday, April 22 at Selby Gardens. This year's event is a special celebration of Sarasota Magazine's 35th Anniversary. Taste the best local food and drinks, mingle and be surprised and entertained by the winners and finalists of our annual readers' poll. A portion of the event proceeds benefits Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. For tickets visit SarasotaMagazine35.EventBrite.com. For sponsorship opportunities call (941) 487-1109.