Arts & Entertainment

Up Close and Personal

The Circus Arts Conservatory Delivers Thrills in the Intimate Historic Asolo Theater

Summer is the perfect time to escape to the big top.

06/14/2024 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Week

Don't miss Tessa Lark at the Sarasota Music Festival, WBTT's Juneteenth festival, the Circus Arts Conservatory Summer Circus Spectacular and more.

06/13/2024 By John Thomason

Review

FST Slips Into Summer with a Pleasing Production of 'The World Goes 'Round'

The revue highlights the many and diverse songs of Kander and Ebb.

06/10/2024 By Kay Kipling

Time and Time Again

Reese Witherspoon Backed This Former Lakewood Ranch Resident's Debut Novel

Chatham Greenfield's new YA book, "Time and Time Again," is being published next month by Bloomsbury Children's.

06/05/2024 By Kay Kipling

Botanical Bliss

How to Make Your Own Terrarium

Bottle up the outdoors and bring it inside with a glass terrarium.

06/04/2024 By Tisha Leung

Tre Strong

Doctors Hospital Occupational Therapist Kyle McCreight Will Compete on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Kyle McCreight owes his inspiration to his three-legged dog, Tre, whom he nursed to health with his occupational therapy skills.

06/03/2024 By Allison Forsyth

Spinning Plates

A New Commission at Sarasota Art Museum Explores Our Shared Aesthetics

Molly Hatch's installation, "Amalgam," consists of more than 480 hand-printed earthenware plates.

05/29/2024 By Staff

Laugh Out Loud

The Annual Sarasota Improv Festival Returns July 12

Now in its 14th year, this year's festival will feature more than 16 improv troupes from all over the country and as far away as Chile.

05/28/2024 By Staff

Preview

Sarasota Players Announce 95th Season Lineup

Shows include "Seussical the Musical," "Little Women the Musical" and "Into the Woods."

05/23/2024 By Staff

Preview

The New Movie 'Guy Friends,' by Longtime Sarasotan Jonathan Smith, Heads to Burns Court

The film was shot in New York and arrives here on May 31.

05/16/2024 By Kay Kipling

Preview

'Clowns Like Me' Is Back Before Heading to NYC

The one-man show starring Scott Ehrenpreis deals with mental health issues with a mix of hope, humor and heart.

05/15/2024 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Squeaky Wheel Fringe Festival Returns to the Cook Theatre in June

A wide range of acts will entertain over a six-day fest.

05/14/2024 By Kay Kipling

Review

The Verdict Is in on Asolo Rep's 'Twelve Angry Men'

A new musical version of the Reginald Rose play still packs a wallop.

05/13/2024 By Kay Kipling

Bam! Pow!

SiestaCon Is Saturday. Break Out Your Masks, Capes and Armor.

The event, organized by Dark Side comic shop owner Brian Polizzi, will feature more than 100 vendors as well as food, panel discussions and more.

05/07/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Lost in Space

A New Exhibition at Sarasota Art Museum Takes Visitors on a Trip to the Stars

"The Truth of the Night Sky" is a collaboration between visual artist Anne Patterson and composer Patrick Harlin.

05/06/2024 By Kay Kipling

Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2024: Readers' Poll

We polled our readers about their favorite shops, services and more. Here’s what you had to say.

05/01/2024

Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2024: Editors' Picks

Here are our favorite new finds from a year full of them. 

05/01/2024 By The Editors

Lifeline

Florida Studio Theatre and the Terrence McNally Foundation Have Created a New Commission for Artists in Recovery

The Terrence McNally Recovery Commission fellow will receive a $10,000 prize to be used to create a new work over the course of a year.

04/30/2024 By Megan McDonald

Coming Attractions

A New Concert Club Concept Bringing Big Name Talent Is Coming to Sarasota

Kicking off at McCurdy's as Music Mondays: The Master Series, WhiteLeaf Events is bringing notable live performers to intimate spaces—and ramping up for a membership-model private concert club.

04/19/2024 By Kim Doleatto

An Appreciation

The Founders of WSLR and Fogartyville Are Stepping Down. Their Impact on Sarasota Has Been Immense.

Arlene Sweeting and Dave Beaton have been community fixtures for decades. Now they're moving on.

04/18/2024 By Stacey Altherr