Making plans

Mote Celebrates World Oceans Day With a Family-Friendly Festival

The event takes place this Saturday, June 8.

06/04/2019 By Hanna Powers

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Fills Riverwalk Once More This December

The festival weekend offers a full day of music, plus an "appetizer" concert and a blues brunch.

06/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 30-June 5

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week and the Sarasota Music Festival begin, and more.

05/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

It's Lit

Bookstore1 Sarasota Wants to Celebrate Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday With You

The local bookstore's staff will be reading Whitman's seminal Leaves of Grass aloud tomorrow—all day along.

05/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Summertime and the Living is Easy

Five Reasons to Love Sarasota Summers

Yes, it's hot—but the crowds have waned, too.

05/30/2019 By Staff

Essential Intelligence

USRowing Nationals Returns to Sarasota

Fifteen hundred elite high school rowers from across the country will descend on Nathan Benderson Park this month.

05/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Mic Check

How Siesta Key's Brandon Gomes Turned a MTV Reality Show Into a Smart Business Move

“I’ve been doing music since before the show came my way,” says Gomes. “Once MTV realized people were interested in my music career, the transition was natural.”

05/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Planning commission

A Craft Beer Festival, a Brewery 5K and More Top Food and Drink Events

Consider your weekend plans made.

05/29/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Rowing

Area Dragon Boat Team Headed to World Championships

Survivors In Sync has qualified for one of the seven U.S. berths for the International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championship in France in summer 2020.

05/28/2019 By Staff

Rowing

Nathan Benderson Park to Host 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Rowing Team Trials

The 2020 trials event is expected to feature racing in eight Olympic events and three Paralympic events.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Water, Water Everywhere

Water Quality Summit Speakers Announced

The summit will run from 1-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in the Review High School auditorium.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Preview

Sarasota Opera 2019-20 Season Brings Back Some Favorites

The season also marks the return of the Artists Choice Concert.

05/23/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: May 23-29

Memorial Day at the Myakka River Blues Festival, Patriotic Pops at CoolToday Park and more.

05/23/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sounds of Summer

There’s Something New at This Year’s Long-Running Sarasota Music Festival

The 55th annual festival runs June 6-22, with a kickoff concert on June 1.

05/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Juicy trouble

Season Three of Claws Starts June 9

The hit TNT show, set in Palmetto, is an ideal summertime escape, with an exuberant, over-the-top panache.

05/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Preview

The Sarasota Ballet Announces Its 2019-20 Season

The season is a mix of company premieres, new works and returning favorites.

05/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 16-22

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s ‘70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium, a jazzy Garden Music concert at Selby Gardens and more.

05/16/2019 By Ilene Denton

Theater

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates the Work of Student Playwrights This Saturday

More than 6,000 students from around the world submitted plays to the theater's Young Playwrights Festival.

05/15/2019 By Olivia Letts

Weekly Planner

A Blue Crab Festival, Morton's 50th Anniversary Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also happening: a walking food tour and a grand opening for the new Newtown Farmers Market location.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

SNEAK PEEK

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Teases New Space at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than $7.2 million has been raised to cover the cost of the renovations.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward