Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

9:48am By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 24-30

Myakka River Blues Fest, a sunset kayak tour, Memorial Day parade and more.

9:44am By Ilene Denton

Preview

Players Summer Sizzler Series Bows in June

Three shows offer comedy, music and nostalgia.

05/23/2018 By Kay Kipling

Get Ready to Play

Art Ovation Hotel Welcomes New Sarasota Keys Piano

The new Sarasota Keys piano will reside outside the Art Ovation Hotel.

05/23/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Let Freedom Ring

Venice Brew Bash, Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations and More Local Dining Events

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with beer, barbecue and more.

05/22/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Preview

Dog Days Theatre's Second Season Mixes Laughs and Chills

A farce and a chiller are on the company's summer calendar.

05/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 17-23

Battle of the Garage Bands at Historic Spanish Point, Ari and The Alibis plays Selby Gardens and more.

05/17/2018 By Ilene Denton

Screen Savors

What Our Editors Are Watching This Summer

Surprise! There's not a superhero in sight.

05/16/2018 By Kay Kipling

New hires

Theater Selects New Marketing Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired Scott Ferguson.

05/16/2018 By Staff

History

Sarasota Church Celebrates 100 Years

Truvine Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1947 31st St., Sarasota, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this month.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Preview

Urbanite Theatre's Coming Season Shines a Spotlight on New Plays

Each of the productions featured will be a regional premiere.

05/15/2018 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Designing Daughters Bohemian Blooms Gala

Selby Gardens was the perfect setting for the boho-themed party.

05/14/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Dick Vitale Gala 2018

Sports stars mingled with young cancer survivors at the annual gala at the Ritz.

05/14/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: May 10-16

The Sarasota Orchestra plays Ed Smith Stadium, Art Center Sarasota’s Beaux Arts Ball, Harvey Milk Festival and more.

05/10/2018 By Ilene Denton

Back in Business

Season Two of Claws Starts June 10

The popular TNT drama is set in a fictional nail salon in Manatee County.

05/09/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Show Biz News

Sarasota's Charlie Barnett to Star in Upcoming Netflix Comedy

A locally raised actor has a new show in the works.

05/08/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Talks

Chronicling Florida’s Racist History

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Devil in the Grove will speak Thursday in Sarasota.

05/08/2018 By David Hackett

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre Keeps the Shows Coming This Summer

Three mainstage shows and three cabaret productions fill the schedule during the hot summer months.

05/08/2018 By Kay Kipling

Tarpon Time

The 88th Sarasota Tarpon Tournament Begins This Month

A near-century-old tradition brings participants to the action against the silver kings.

05/07/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Limelight

Going for the Gold: Derby Dreams

Sarasota YMCA supporters gathered at the Ritz to enjoy dinner, music, and the running of the Kentucky Derby.

05/07/2018 Photography by Lori Sax