Arts & Entertainment


2021 'Visions of the Black Experience' Film Series Announced

The free series celebrates and illuminates the historical, social and cultural aspects of Black life through film.

11/09/2021 By Staff

The Collectors

Inside Four Sarasota Art Collectors' Home Galleries

For these art lovers, the drive to acquire never burns out.

11/09/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein Photography by David Tejada


New College Foundation Clambake

The 42nd clambake to benefit student scholarships took place along the bayfront.

11/08/2021 Photography by Cliff Roles


Brunch On The Bay 2021

The outdoor event was back with USF Sarasota-Manatee supporters in attendance.

11/08/2021 Photography by Lori Sax


Florida Studio Theatre Rocks Out with Buddy--The Buddy Holly Story

Short on story but long on music, the show captures the excitement of Holly's songwriting career.

11/07/2021 By Kay Kipling


Ringling Museum Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Restore Aeolian Organ

The restoration will take more than two years.

11/05/2021 By Staff


Women's Resource Center to Launch Second Year of 'Wonder Women Collective'

This year will kick off with a live event featuring Bradenton-based Game On Nation.

11/05/2021 Photography by Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Fairs and festivals, the Sarasota Orchestra's Masterworks series begins, On the Town with Choral Artists and more.

11/05/2021 By Kay Kipling


FSU/Asolo Conservatory Updates Classic Morality Play Everyman with Everybody.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist asks eternal questions with a generous dose of wit.

11/04/2021 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 November.

11/01/2021 By Kay Kipling


Urbanite Theatre's At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen Mixes Humor and Loss

Terry Guest's two-character play welcomes Urbanite audiences back to the theater with heart.

10/31/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Escape to Margaritaville at Van Wezel, the Sarasota Opera opens its fall season, the Sarasota Orchestra embarks on an adventure, and much more.

10/28/2021 By Kay Kipling


New Scholarship Will Support Emerging Black Filmmakers

The Visions of the Black Experience film series will award more than $2,500 to filmmakers under the age of 25.

10/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Share the Shore

Nature Is on Parade in a New Show at the Conservation Foundation

An exhibition of nature photography by Mary Lundeberg opens Nov. 1 at the Conservation Foundation's Bay Preserve.

10/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Trick or Treat

The Best Halloween Events in Sarasota-Manatee

Enjoy trick-or-treating, costume contests, food and plenty of sweets at these Halloween events in Sarasota and Manatee.

10/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Art For Us All

New Murals Around Town Remind Us of Our Shared Humanity

These murals, created over the past several months, gave us a sense of togetherness in a time of distance and separation.

10/27/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Women of Influence

Don't Miss Our 2021 Women of Influence Event

Rediscover the energy and enthusiasm you’ve missed during these past months.

10/27/2021 By Staff

Human Skins

Kirk Ke Wang's New Art Center Sarasota Exhibit Tells a Tale of Class Disparity

Kirk Ke Wang is known for his thought-provoking abstract art that opens up dialogue on social issues such as racism and classism.

10/26/2021 By Marc Griffin


Can Improv Classes Sharpen Your Mind?

Improvisation classes are not just for actors. Florida Studio Theatre offers improv for anyone looking to improve mental health, cognition and memory.

10/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth