Arts & Entertainment

Dress to Impress

These Sarasota-Specific Halloween Costumes Will Make You the Life of the Party

Don't know what to be this Halloween? We've got some thoughts.

10/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Welcome to Scare-Asota

Five Sarasota-Set Horror Movies We'd Like to See Get Made Tomorrow

If you're reading this and you're a Hollywood producer, let's make movie magic together.

10/24/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Calling All Artists

Arts Nonprofit Issues Call for Submissions for Upcoming Exhibit

The nonprofit that uses art to promote social justice is asking artists to submit work by Friday, Oct. 28.

10/24/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

In the Pursuit of Freedom

The 'Back to Angola' Festival Returns This Weekend

The weekend-long event celebrates and commemorates Bradenton's history as a destination for Black Americans fleeing enslavement.

10/20/2022 By Isaac Eger

Film

'Ask Me to Dance' Is a Bitcoin-Funded Film Inspired by Sarasota's Terrible Dating Scene

It premiered at the Hollywood 11 last Friday.

10/18/2022 By Isaac Eger

Just in Time for Halloween

Our Favorite Stephen King TV and Movie Adaptations

More than 100 shows and films have been made from the Sarasota resident's books and stories. Here are 10 of our favorite.

10/18/2022 By Kay Kipling and Cooper Levey-Baker

In the Key of Gifting

A Sarasota Grand Piano Finds a New Home in a Historic Mississippi Church

Anonymous donors gifted their mint-condition piano to the church, which hosted civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson.

10/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Coming Soon

Art Center Sarasota's 2022-23 Season Promises Lots of Variety

The season kicks off Oct. 20, with a public reception set for Oct. 22.

10/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

LOL

Shamrock Pub Is Hosting Pop-Up Comedy Nights

Beyond beer and wine, the neighborhood pub is serving up laughs.

10/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

From Punk to Pottery

Artist Osa Atoe Brings Her Pottery to Sarasota

Atoe has had a long and winding creative journey. She moved to Sarasota in 2020.

10/13/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Timely Talks

New College Announces This Year's 'New Topics' Lineup

This season will explore timely issues such as coastal resilience and the entertainment marketing revolution.

10/12/2022 By Laura Paquette

Review

WBTT's 'Guys and Dolls' Mostly Sticks to the Script

Aside from its casting, the production hews pretty much to the original form of the classic musical.

10/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

Add to Cart

The Best New Books of Fall 2022

Don't miss these new reads, as recommended by the team at Bookstore1Sarasota.

10/06/2022 By Laura Paquette

Sountrack the Storm

Your Hurricane Ian Playlist

The music we are listening to to ride out the storm

09/27/2022 By Isaac Eger

Trick or Treat

The Best Halloween Events in Sarasota-Manatee

There are a number of Halloween events and fall festivals happening in Sarasota and Manatee counties this year.

09/22/2022

responsible building

Sustainable Design Benefits the Planet and Your Pocketbook

Hear from local and national green building experts at this two-day environmental design conference.

09/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Group Project

A New Sarasota Art Museum Exhibit Brings Together Two Brother Artists and Hundreds of Residents

The exhibit includes nearly 500 artworks, objects and ephemera, including never-before-seen beaded landscapes and drawings.

09/19/2022 By Kay Kipling

Nostalgia Rules

Nostalgicons Kicks Off Harmony Gallery Season on Sept. 19

The photographic series by Ian Dean centers on dozens of toys and other items from childhood that summon up past decades.

09/15/2022 By Kay Kipling

Coming Up

Florida Studio Theatre's 2022-23 Season Is a Mix of Comedy, Music and Drama

The coming season will also feature a world premiere commissioned by FST.

09/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

Museum Day

Here Are the Local Museums Participating in the Smithsonian's 'Museum Day'

The annual event offers visitors free admission to local participating museums.

09/13/2022 By Megan McDonald