Arts Update

More Schedule Changes as Sarasota Opera Adapts to COVID-19

The fall season now has some cancellations and possible outdoor concerts.

08/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Exploring the New

New Unscripted Series Offers Peeks into the Artistic Process

The series presented by the Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Van Wezel Foundation kicked off last night.

07/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Top Events

What to Do This Week in Sarasota: July 2-8

Fireworks on the Lake, Choral Artists present “American Fanfare,” The Planetarium at Bishop reopens, and more.

07/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Editors' Picks

What We're Listening to Right Now

Our editors on what they're tuning into these days.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Playing On

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 25th Anniversary Season

The series of concerts, mixing classical, pops and more, is set to return in September.

06/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Musical Fireworks

Choral Artists of Sarasota July 4 Concert Will Go On Virtually

The annual patriotic celebration of Independence Day is still planned; it's just different.

06/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Tuning Up

Sarasota Orchestra Presents Music Moves Us: SMF Edition

Faculty and fellows of the canceled 2020 Sarasota Music Festival will share musical "postcards" online.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Is Back Onstage (Virtually)

The company's An Evening with Sheldon Rhoden & Friends is a fund raiser, and a glimpse into how the show can go on.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Shows in the Works

Asolo Rep Presents Making Musicals

Online audiences will get to choose their favorite in a four-part new musical competition starting May 21.

05/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Van Wezel Announces Changes to 2020-21 Subscription Series

Two shows announced earlier have been taken off this season's schedule.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Looking Ahead to Sarasota Opera Season

The 2020-21 season is set to begin in late October.

05/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

An Evening of Soul

WBTT Presents April Fools Fete Fund Raiser Online

Popular WBTT performers entertain in a recorded program, and you can get a meal, too.

05/13/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Concert Association Announces 2021 Great Performers Series

Among the highlights: a performance by the Cleveland Orchestra.

05/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sing Out!

Venice Theatre Seeking Cabaret Performers

At the moment, VT is planning to stage its summer cabaret festival as usual.

05/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Music, Images and More

The Ringling to Broadcast ETHEL's Circus: Wandering City

The piece originally bowed at The Ringling in 2018; this is its first broadcast.

05/05/2020 Photography by Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2020-21 Series

The hall forges ahead with a lineup of Broadway shows, classical music, dance and more.

04/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Diversity Shines

Harvey Milk Festival to Continue, Virtually

Bands, visual art and advocacy are all still part of the festival.

04/15/2020 By Kay Kipling

Playing Soon

Music, Movies, and (Some of) Romeo and Juliet, All Coming Up

A virtual happy hour concert, Shakespearean monologues, and an all-new Sarasota Film Festival.

04/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Venice Symphony Announces 2020-21 Season

Music director/conductor Troy Quinn leads the orchestra and guest soloists in 17 concerts.

04/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Watch at Home

Asolo Rep Presents 'A Night at the Bluebird Cafe' on Facebook and YouTube

Artists from the company's upcoming production of Knoxville will present a performance including original songs.

04/07/2020 By Kay Kipling