Arts & Entertainment

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

It's your last chance to catch the Robert Mapplethorpe/Patti Smith exhibit at Selby Gardens—plus, a RADD party, drag brunch, the Summer Circus Spectacular and more.

06/23/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

aactWorldFest Returns to Venice Theatre This Month

Against some challenging odds, the international community theater event will be back with a full slate of shows.

06/08/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Heat Up Your Summer with The Summer Circus Spectacular

The show premieres June 10 at the Historic Asolo Theater and will run through Aug. 13.

06/08/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Let's Dance

Get Your Body Moving With Ballroom Dancing

Check out these local Sarasota dance studios and learn to move across the dance floor with grace.

06/08/2022 By Dariela Delgado

New Book Alert

A Former Intelligence Officer and Sarasota Resident Recounts His Experience With the 1983 Nuclear Crisis

Brian J. Morra's new historical thriller, "The Able Archers," is a fictionalized account of a very real event.

06/08/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Review

With FST's 'Ring of Fire,' The Man in Black Is Back

FST's 'Ring of Fire' summons up the spirit of the country music legend.

06/05/2022 By Kay Kipling

Go For the Gold

Rise and Nye's Celebrates the 2022 Special Olympics

The "Flame of Hope" made a special stop at the downtown Sarasota coffee and ice cream shop, which employs 35 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

06/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

The Ultimate Selfie

This Local Art Teacher Gifted Kids Portraits as a Graduation Gift

Clifford McDonald painted portraits for his students who graduated from the Visible Men Academy last week.

06/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Celebration

How to Celebrate Pride Month

A list of events and activities dedicated to celebrating and uplifting our LGBTQ+ community this month.

06/01/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Free Fun for a Good Cause

'Stop the Violence' Cookout Takes Place This Weekend in the Rosemary District

The free event aims to bring the Sarasota community together to reflect on lives lost to violence, but also to meet each other over food, music and fun.

05/31/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Game Changer

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Shariffa Ali as Major Theater Award Winner

Theater artist Ali will create a new work and receive a $35,000 cash prize.

05/31/2022 By Kay Kipling

Golden Age Medals

These Sarasota Seniors Are Fighting Ageism in Competitive Sports

A local group of archers, a swimmer and a table tennis player all prove that competitive sports are for people of all ages.

05/27/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Class Reunion

The Sarasota Music Festival Is Back

For the first time since 2019, the classical music fest returns in full, June 6-25.

05/26/2022 By Kay Kipling

Unscripted Humor

The Available Cupholders Return to Sarasota for a Special Residency

The comedy group will perform next weekend at Florida Studio Theatre and host several workshops during its time in Sarasota.

05/24/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Right on Time

Asolo Rep Breaks Out Two Timely Shows to Close Its Season

Both have local connections.

05/19/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Venice Symphony Announces 2022-23 Season

Some renowned guest soloists join the orchestra in its seven-concert series.

05/17/2022 By Kay Kipling

Leading Ladies

Marie Selby Gardens and The Players Centre to Host Broadway-Style Cabaret

The Players Centre will honor the talented leading ladies of Broadway with an evening of show tunes performed by The Sarasota Divas at Selby Gardens.

05/16/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Review

Asolo Rep Scores in Timely Fashion with 'Eureka Day'

Jonathan Spector's play set in a private school during a mumps outbreak has topicality in spades.

05/15/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Looking Ahead to the Community Theater Season

Expect musicals, comedy and a drama or two for 2022-23.

05/13/2022 By Kay Kipling

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

A Mariachi Band and a Symphony Are Partnering for an UnidosNow Fundraiser

The two-day musical extravaganza takes place on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21.

05/12/2022 By Samantha Lane