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Friendship Center Friendship Around the World Gala

Attire and entertainment from other countries were a highlight of the April 3 event.

04/04/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Sarasota Film Festival Opening Night Party

The opening night party followed the film Other People in the Grand Foyer of the Van Wezel and outside on the bayfront.

04/04/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Wine Walk to Ca' d'Zan

The fourth annual self-guided wine walk on TheRingling grounds took place Friday, April 1.

04/04/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Greenfield Prize Dinner

Visual artist Coco Fusco was presented this year's prize, administered by The Hermitage Artist Retreat, at a dinner Saturday, April 2, at Michael's On East.

04/04/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Sarasota Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet

The 18th annual festival kicked off Friday, April 1, with a movie and party at the Van Wezel.

04/04/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon

A crowd gathered at the Ritz April 1 to honor Aimee Cogan, Donna Brace Ogilvie, and Girl of the Year Tyesha Brown.

04/04/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe April Fools Fete

Special guest performer Teresa Stanley, now a Broadway veteran, returned to town for this party.

04/01/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Subscription Event

Subscribers gathered as the hall announced its upcoming Broadway, classical and dance seasons.

04/01/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Neuro Challenge Shak'n Not Stirred Gala

The Neuro Challenge Foundation's Cause4Hope gala featured a Bond-inspired theme: Licensed to Thrill...Dressed to Kill, at Michael's On East March 24.

03/28/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Verdi Cycle Grand Finale Celebration

Sarasota Opera patrons gathered under tent for dinner before a concert marking the conclusion of the 28-year cycle of producing all of Verdi's music.

03/21/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Florida Winefest Wine on the Water

The annual event brought together food and wine lovers to benefit charities serving disadvantaged children.

03/21/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Disco Ball

Guests at the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund gala were moving to the groovin' at the disco-themed event at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.

03/21/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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An Evening at the Avant-Garde

"Bringing Characters to Life" was the theme for this year's Ringling College of Art and Design fund raiser March 19, and many guests dressed in costume.

03/21/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Longboat Key Education Center 30th Anniversary Celebration

The center marked its 30th anniversary with dinner and a show at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe theater.

03/17/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Pique Nique

New College of Florida's Pique-nique sur la Baie, along the bayfront campus on March 11, celebrated 33 years of raising funds for the college and the Jane Bancroft Cook Library.

03/15/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Cat Depot Gala

Cat Depot's annual gala was held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota with a Beatles-inspired "Love Me Do" theme--and plenty of feline power.

03/09/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Women's Resource Center Luncheon

The Women's Resource Center's annual Renaissance luncheon was held at Michael's On East and featured author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of the book Ashley’s War.

03/08/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Asolo Rep Gala

The Asolo's annual gala featured a festive "Cabaret at the Tropicana" theme.

03/07/2016 By Rebecca Baxter

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Planned Parenthood Annual Dinner

Planned Parenthood celebrated its 50th anniversary in Southwest and Central Florida with a gala at the Powel Crosley Estate.

03/07/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Sarasota Ballet Gala

The Sarasota Ballet celebrated its 25th anniversary with "A Sterling Affair" at the FSU Center for Performing Arts on Feb. 29.

03/01/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter