Books & Talks

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

A grand piano concert, high-flying orchids at Selby Gardens, new music and theater, and more.

10/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Here Are The Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during October.

10/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Panels

Community Foundation to Host Virtual 'Community Voices' Discussion

The panel will be hosted by Mercedes Soler and feature Donna Hanley, Jeannie Perales and Michéle Des Verney Redwine.

09/30/2021 By Staff

Lectures

Local Arts Nonprofit Promotes Systemic Change at Upcoming Panel

How the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative will discuss the experience of Black artists in higher education.

09/27/2021 By Dedriana Perry

Talks

Ringling College Town Hall Lecture Series Returns

Lisa Genova will speak on Nov. 1 and Annie Leibovitz on Nov. 15.

09/23/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The FabAF-IFF Music & Arts Festival, new shows at Selby Gardens, Venice Theatre , FST and more.

09/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: Sept. 16-22

Arts Day LIVE, Aladdin the Ballet, a big costume sale and more.

09/16/2021 By Kay Kipling

Q & A

New York Times Contributor Margaret Renkl Discusses Nature, Politics and Her New Book

Renkl’s new book Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache From the American South collects 60 of her opinion pieces.

09/14/2021 By Marc Griffin

Talks

Author Craig Pittman to Speak at Local Public Relations Association’s September Program

Pittman, an award-winning journalist, author and Sarasota Magazine contributor, will take attendees on a virtual journey through Florida on Sept. 21.

09/09/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

A new production at Manatee Performing Arts Center, an opera movie screens, art museum talk and butterfly lore.

09/09/2021 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

Friends of the East Manatee Library at Lakewood Ranch Announces Fundraisers

Heather Graham will preview her upcoming book, The Unknown, and Mary Walton will discuss the life of suffragist Alice Paul.

08/30/2021 By Staff

Table talk

Food Writer Alexander Lobrano Discusses His New Memoir, My Place at the Table

Lobrano will discuss his work and career during a Bookstore1Sarasota Zoom event on Thursday, Aug. 19.

08/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

What We're Reading

What Our Editors Are Reading Right Now

Need a good book for lounging by the pool? We've got you covered.

08/11/2021 By The Editors

Newsflash

Stephen King Talks Writing, Covid, Piney Point and Red Tide on The Late Show

For such a small city, Sarasota sure seems to make the news a lot.

08/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

A virtual play fest, treetops talk, summer movies and more.

08/05/2021 By Kay Kipling

Bird's Eye View

Ecologist Meg Lowman Will Discuss New Memoir at Bookstore1

Global pioneer in forest canopy ecology, author and speaker Meg Lowman, aka "Canopy Meg," will be talking about her new memoir, "The Arbornaut," next week.

08/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Preview

The Ringling Will Host 'Ecoperformance Week' in September

The field of ecoperformance looks at climate change and environmental justice as multifaceted environmental and social phenomena that can be transformed through the arts.

07/23/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 8-14

Florida Studio Theatre and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens both offer two new shows, plus Venice Theatre's "Young Frankenstein" and more.

07/08/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 10-16

Florida Studio Theatre rocks out, the Sarasota Music Festival carries on, a new exhibit at Sarasota Art Museum, free hip-hop at Van Wezel and more.

06/10/2021 By Kay Kipling

What We're Reading

Here's What Our Editors Are Reading Right Now

Need a book recommendation? We've got you covered.

06/04/2021 By The Editors