CAN Red Ribbon Gala

Guest speakers Billy Porter and MJ Rodriguez performed a duet at the fund raiser for CAN Community Health.

03/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


New College of Florida Scholars Inaugural Luncheon

New College of Florida held its Scholars Inaugural Luncheon last week at Michael's On East, raising funds for 23 one-semester scholarships.

03/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Aretha Franklin Gets Her Due in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Season Closer

Love Sung in the Key of Aretha delivers a blend of the Queen of Soul's many hits.

03/17/2019 By Kay Kipling


The Lion King Brings Spectacle, Imagination and Heart to the Van Wezel

At long last, the megahit musical roars its way into Sarasota.

03/17/2019 By Kay Kipling


The Ringling Opens Two New Shows Focused on Contemporary Art

One combines modern work from the museum's collections with gifts from private collectors; the other is a solo debut.

03/15/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: March 14-20

Disney’s "The Lion King" roars into the Van Wezel, WBTT presents a love letter to Aretha Franklin and more.

03/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Get lucky

Everything You Can Do in Sarasota on St. Patrick's Day

From pub crawls to cruises, celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style.

03/14/2019 By Giulia Heyward


Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 9: 'Cheers to Sunday Funday!'

Who would have thought that the most interesting character in this show about 20-somethings on the beach would be Pauly's sweet grandmother?

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Hunger games

A Wine and Design Workshop, Craft Beer Yoga and More Top Food and Drink Events

Also on tap: a party benefiting Mote Marine Laboratory, a food truck rally and more.

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward


Neuro Challenge Foundation Cause 4 Hope

The benefit at Michael's On East featured dinner, a chance drawing, entertainment and dancing.

03/12/2019 Photography by Justin Fennell


Sarasota Ballet On Pointe Luncheon

The event at Michael's On East raises funds for the ballet's Dance--The Next Generation program.

03/12/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Nate's Ponies for Pups

Tailgating, food and drink and, of course, puppies were part of the mix for this fund raiser.

03/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Urbanite Theatre's In A Word Mingles Comedy and Tragedy with an Unusual Approach

Lauren Yee's play about the aftermath of a child's disappearance is sometimes surreal.

03/10/2019 By Kay Kipling


Planned Parenthood Dinner

The theme of the annual dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, was Truth and Care for All.

03/08/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: March 7-13

Last chance to catch Circus Sarasota, An Evening with Judy Collins and more.

03/07/2019 By Ilene Denton


Abilities Shining Luncheon

The second annual event for Easterseals Happiness House featured "Intergenerational Dance," videos and testimonials.

03/06/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles


Local Documentary Receives Three Awards at Film Festival Screenings Across the Country

Since its original test screening in Sarasota, the documentary has been shown at eight film festivals, receiving three separate awards along the way.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 50th Anniversary Season Broadway and Classical Series

The Broadway season presents 10 shows, with seven of them Sarasota premieres.

03/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Lost Art Is Found

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Celebrates 50 Years—and a Surprise Return

A stolen painting by artist Jon Corbino comes home.

03/06/2019 By Kay Kipling


Luncheon Will Recognize Sister Cities Leaders

The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is honoring mayors that have been instrumental in leading Sarasota's relationship with its eight sister cities.

03/06/2019 By Staff