Animal Attraction

A Monumental Sculpture Exhibition Comes to The Ringling

Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads is made up of 12 huge bronze sculptures.

05/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

A&E Insider

Meet Jeffrey Kahane, the New Sarasota Music Festival Director

The festival celebrates its 53rd anniversary this year.

05/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: May 25-31

Idina Menzel at the Van Wezel, Memorial Day parade and concerts, Myakka River Blues Fest and more.

05/25/2017 By Ilene Denton

New Voices

FST's Festival Day Celebrates Young Playwrights

Every year, the festival presents winning plays by students aged 5-18.

05/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

This Summer is IncrediBello! at the Ringling

Daredevil clown Bello Nock returns to his hometown for this summer series.

05/24/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Preview

Grab Some Laughs with the Sarasota Improv Festival

The annual three-day fest welcomes improv troupes from around the country to entertain.

05/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: May 18-24

Frankie Valli at the Van Wezel, a free Joys of Jazz concert in Venice, a musical tribute to Bob Dylan and more.

05/18/2017 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Sarasota Ballet's 2017-18 Season: New Works, Fewer Dancers

The season was announced about the same time that a number of dancers' contracts were not renewed.

05/17/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre's 2017-18 Season Celebrates American Experience

In three different series, the productions range from Steinbeck to Shakespeare and beyond.

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 2017-18 Season

A mix of classical, pops, jazz and cabaret highlights the season, dubbed "In Focus."

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

YMCA Golden Hearts Gala

The celebration of philanthropy took place at Michael's On East.

05/15/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Limelight

Dick Vitale Gala

The annual gala at the Ritz honored several sports figures and raised money for pediatric cancer research.

05/15/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Music to the Ears

Sarasota Concert Association Announces 2018 Great Performers Season

The series commences in January and welcomes international musicians to Sarasota.

05/11/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: May 11-17

Sarasota Orchestra plays at Ed Smith Stadium, the Harvey Milk Festival, Family Day at the Ringling and more.

05/11/2017 By Ilene Denton

Takin' It to the Bleat

Try This: Goat Yoga at Geraldson Community Farm

Who doesn't love goats?

05/10/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Preview

A Full Slate for Manatee Players' 2017-18 Season

Musicals and dramas both appear in the upcoming season, on two stages.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Shutterstock.com

Limelight

Designing Daughters Gala

The seventh annual gala featured a "Shipwrecked" theme at Mote Aquarium.

05/08/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Review

World Premiere Beatsville Jazzes at Asolo Rep

The new musical delivers a lot of cool in its take on Roger Corman's Bucket of Blood.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles

Star Turn

Dylan McDermott Screens Sugar at Ringling College

The actor was on hand for the screening of his new project and an audience Q&A.

05/03/2017 By Megan McDonald

Preview

Theatre Odyssey's Ten-Minute Play Festival Kicks Off

Got a few minutes? Catch these new nuggets onstage.

05/03/2017 By Kay Kipling