Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 31-June 6

Jungle Book at the Asolo Rep, Savor Sarasota starts and more.

05/31/2018 By Ilene Denton

Writers World

10 Sarasota-Based Authors, Past and Present

Sarasota has long prided itself on its authors, some of them household names. Here are 10 who belong in our Writers’ Hall of Fame.

05/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Sports

Ranking Puts Florida at No. 17 for Producing Pro Athletes

Both IMG Academy in Bradenton and Sarasota High School were recognized as top high schools for young athletes.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Adventures in Reading

Move Over, Amazon—Sarasota's Got a Dozen Great Bricks-and-Mortar Bookstores

These 12 shops help book lovers get their fix.

05/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Adventures in Reading

Sarasota Is a Reader's Paradise. Here's Where, How and Why to Get Lost in a Great Book.

Books, authors, libraries, clubs, shops—we're a reading-crazy town.

05/30/2018

Bravo!

Art Ovation Fills an Empty Corner Downtown

The hotel is creating buzz on a corner of downtown that has been vacant for years.

05/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

The World Onstage

International Thespians Arrive This Month for a Festival of Plays at Venice Theatre

International thespians arrive this month for a festival of plays at Venice Theatre.

05/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Splash!

Cool Off at These Four Fantastic Splash Parks

It’s hot, the days are long and the kids are out of school. We’ve got four great places to let off steam.

05/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Adventures in Reading

How to Run a Great Book Club

Bookstore1 event manager and book club leader Elsie Souza’s tried-and-true tips.

05/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

My Cross-Country Companion

On the Road with Harry Potter Audiobooks as a Guide

"There was an entire world contained in those four doors, a world of magic and mystery, heroes and monsters."

05/30/2018 By Beau Denton

Adventures in Reading

Today's Libraries Feed Families, Teach Children How to Make Robots, Help with Taxes—and Much More

Sarasota and Manatee libraries have greatly expanded their collections and services.

05/30/2018 By Susan Burns

Queen of Hearts

Literary Agent Karen Solem Finds the Romance in Reading

“I think everyone can write a book."

05/29/2018 By David Hackett

Adventures in Reading

Libraries to Love

One-stop learning awaits at these treasuries of books, videos, artwork and more.

05/29/2018

Adventures in Reading

Uncovering the Rare Treasures at A. Parker's Book Bazaar

Owner Gary Hurst's downtown Sarasota book shop is home to more than 70,000 books—plus a collection of rare artifacts and collectibles.

05/29/2018 By Isaac Eger

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Gets His Moment on Antiques Roadshow

For a week, Mr. C paced around the house, critically inspecting all the junk he'd collected over the years. Which might do the trick and get him an on-the-air spot?

05/29/2018 By Robert Plunket

From the Editor

From the Editor: Summer Beach Reads

Susan Burns on great books—and beer.

05/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Season Preview

The Ringling's New Stages Season Will Present Dance, Theater and More

New and returning artists will perform at the Historic Asolo Theater.

05/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Coming Up

Sarasota Music Festival Offers a World Premiere and Much More

The festival gets underway June 4 and continues through June 23, bringing a host of musical talent to town.

05/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 24-30

Myakka River Blues Fest, a sunset kayak tour, Memorial Day parade and more.

05/24/2018 By Ilene Denton