Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 6-12

WBTT delivers soul music outdoors, the Sarasota Film Festival continues, Best of Ringling goes online, and more.

05/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Serve and Volley

'Pickleball Terry' Is on a Mission to Bring Pickleball to the Masses

Terry Ryan, aka "Pickleball Terry," started the Sarasota Pickleball Organization in 2017 and recently competed in the U.S. Open in Naples.

05/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Arts and Entertainment

Murals! Innovative programming! Outdoor entertainment! Our arts community sure got creative this year.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

Limelight

Asolo Repertory Theatre Gala: Sock Hop at the Drive-In

Nathan Benderson Park was the setting for a more casual, nostalgic annual gala with live entertainment and a big screen.

05/03/2021 Photography by Lori Sax

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Editors' Picks

Despite the pandemic, our editors found brave new businesses and innovative experiences that showed us how resilient our region is—and why we love living here.

05/02/2021 By The Editors

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Readers' Choice

Our readers speak.

05/02/2021 By Staff

Books

Suncoast Empire Selected as 2021 One Book Sarasota

The book explores the biography of Bertha Palmer, who changed Sarasota's social and topographical landscape.

04/29/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota April 29-May 5

The Sarasota Film Festival opens, Sailor Circus kids put on a show, two new dance events and more.

04/29/2021 By Kay Kipling

Sustainable cinema

Sarasota Film Festival Series Shows the Local Effects of Climate Change

The four mini-documentaries will premiere on the festival's website on Friday, April 30.

04/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Preview

The Venice Symphony Plans Return to Live, In-Person Concerts in 2021-22

The orchestra has announced its upcoming season at the Venice Performing Arts Center.

04/29/2021 By Kay Kipling

Bigger and Better

Asolo Rep Breaks Ground on Koski Center Expansion Project

Part of the $21 million project: a "Super Rehearsal Hall."

04/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

What Will You Watch at the Sarasota Film Festival?

This year's event offers both virtual and in-person screenings of a range of films, including the hit My Octopus Teacher.

04/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

RADD Friday

Art Murals Slated to Bring the Rosemary District to Life

Rosemary Art & Design District (RADD) is a creative initiative focused on transforming the District through art, and you're invited to their outdoor event this Friday.

04/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Preview

WBTT Announces Its 'And Still We Rise' New Season

The company presented excerpts from coming shows at its annual Hush! Hush! party Monday evening.

04/27/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT's Pipeline Delivers with Hard-Hitting Honesty

This video version of a play about a young Black man in trouble tells a personal story that reaches us all.

04/24/2021 By Kay Kipling

OMG's

A New Short Film Profiles Gordon Gregory of G's Southern Kitchen

Colin Reid's short film about the chef and owner of G's will premiere next week as part of the Sarasota Film Festival.

04/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: April 22-28

The Suncoast Boat Show returns, WBTT unveils a new production, the Sarasota Ballet presents Ashton, and more.

04/22/2021 By Kay Kipling

Palmistry

A Sarasota Environmentalist's New Book Is a Love Letter to the Cabbage Palm

Jono Miller's new collection of essays is meant to give the palm the credit it's due. Can he make our writer love it, too?

04/22/2021 By Isaac Eger

Story Time

Orioles to Host 'Storybook Street' Drive-Through Book Giveaway

The event will take place Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m.-noon.

04/22/2021 By Staff

Preview

Sarasota Concert Association Looks to 2022 Great Performers Season

After 2021's season could not take place due to Covid, SCA plans a return to live music.

04/21/2021 By Kay Kipling