Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 19-Nov. 25

Sarasota Ballet and Sarasota Contemporary Dance perform, SaraSolo fest returns virtually, walks for chocolate and fitness, and more.

11/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

Hermitage Artist Retreat Raises $128,000 at Artful Lobster Event

The 12th Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration luncheon raised funds for the artist residency program.

11/19/2020 By Staff

The Saga Continues

Siesta Key Will Return for Season Four

No date has yet been set for when the new episodes might air, but production is beginning this week.

11/18/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Christmas Cheer

Asolo Rep Is Back with an Outdoor Holiday Concert

A new outdoor stage will welcome the first Asolo Rep show since the onset of Covid-19.

11/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Hermitage Artist Retreat Artful Lobster 2020

The annual outdoor celebration was held on the retreat campus on Manasota Key.

11/16/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 12-Nov. 18

A new exhibit at The Ringling, opera performances live, movies under the stars and more.

11/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Latest News

Sarasota Opera Announces Changes to Upcoming Season

Four fully staged operas are still planned, but the titles and circumstances are different.

11/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Talks

Former New York Fed President, CEO to Speak at New College

William C. Dudley will discuss the country's economic future in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

11/09/2020 By Staff

Creative Spirits

Meet Eight Local Artists Who Find Inspiration Everywhere

Even a pandemic can't stop these creatives from practicing their crafts.

11/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, and Megan McDonald Photography by Jenny Acheson

Creative Spirits

John Sims Creates Change Through Art

“I want to get folks inspired to move the culture somehow."

11/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Creative Spirits

Julie Kanapaux Fuses Fine Art and Digital Design

Kanapaux’s practice blends traditional painting techniques with high-tech digital manipulation.

11/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Creative Spirits

Joe Fig's 'Contemplation' Paintings Are Winning Rave Reviews

“Doing my work makes me better at teaching and administration, and feeds my mental health."

11/07/2020 By Kay Kipling

Creative Spirits

Dale Rieke Is an Artisan Urban Woodworker

“I love the versatility of wood, and that with a little imagination, it can be a tabletop, a bench and artwork.”

11/07/2020 By Susan Burns

Creative Spirits

Cassia Kite Transforms Color Into Sound

Musicians and composers "read" Kite's fiber colors, then dance and perform to her unique musical tapestries.

11/07/2020 By Kay Kipling

Creative Spirits

Keenan Perren Creates Skateboard Collages

“There are just a lot of creative people out there. They help each other out.”

11/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Creative Spirits

Noelle McCleaf Tells the Stories of Women and Florida Through Photography

"When you make work about universal things—like mother-daughter relationships or friendships—it becomes universal.”

11/07/2020 By Megan McDonald

The Latest Updates

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Postpones Broadway, Classical and Dance Seasons

Due to Covid-19, the hall, like others across the country, must reschedule a number of performances to a later season.

11/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Suite Spot

A Luxury Club is Coming to CoolToday Park

The LECOM Legends Club offers a high-end sports experience—the region's first.

11/05/2020 By Susan Burns

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 5-Nov. 11

A Renaissance festival, several new art exhibitions, a nature fest and more.

11/05/2020 By Kay Kipling

Escape TV

What We're Streaming Tonight

The best series, movies and documentaries to watch while you're waiting for election results.

11/03/2020 By Staff