Opening This Weekend

A Sneak Peek at Selby Gardens' 38th Annual Photo Competition

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens hosts the only local photography competition that's left in the area.

09/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Art for a Cause

Regan Dunnick's One-Man Show Opens Sept. 7 at Ringling College

A portion of the proceeds from prints sold will go toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Dunnick’s late wife.

09/05/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Arts

Van Wezel Makes Three New Marketing Department Hires

Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently hired Stephen Baker, Thomas Gravelle and Natasha Herrera.

08/31/2018 By Staff

Water Ways

Watercolor Artists, Teachers and Enthusiasts Gather for a Really Big Show

The Florida Watercolor Society's 47th annual exhibition, convention and trade show takes place here this month.

08/31/2018 By Kay Kipling

Sports

Atlanta Braves Announce Date of First Game in New Spring Training Facility

The Atlanta Braves will play their first spring training game in their new North Port stadium on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Movie Rental Shop Closing

Video Renaissance, which houses a collection of more than 35,000 titles, is shutting down this Saturday.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Time travel

Vickie Oldham Kicks Off Monthly Newtown Bus Tours This Weekend

The Newtown & Overtown History Bus Tour takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.

08/30/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Weekend Planner

Your Top 4 Things to Do: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Reggae fest at Benderson Park, Blue Rooster gospel brunch and more.

08/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Shades of Noel Coward Appear in FST Play Reading

Actress-playwright Sandy Rustin tests her in-progress comedy on the Keating Theatre stage.

08/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Music Behind Bars

Can Music Help Prisoners Dealing with the Stresses of Incarceration?

“A lot of inmates believed they benefited from the performances and look forward to more opportunities," says Sarasota corrections treatment specialist Sandra Goluch.

08/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

What I've Learned

At 74, Tony Jacklin Has Never Been Happier

Jacklin still swings the sticks, but now devotes more of his time to artistic woodworking, as well as to designing and renovating golf courses and co-writing his first novel, Bad Lies, published this summer.

08/29/2018 By David Hackett

Civil Rights

Sincerely, the Black Kids Examines Racism on College Campuses

Miles Iton, a New College of Florida graduate, says he faced racially motivated backlash from fellow students that shocked him.

08/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Preview

Faculty Exhibition Opens at Ringling College of Art and Design

The free, family-friendly exhibition opens with an art walk from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31.

08/27/2018 By Audrey Warne

Unity Awards 2019

Promote Diversity: Nominate Now for the 2019 Unity Awards!

We're searching for our region's champions of diversity.

08/27/2018 By Staff

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces More of the Coming Season

In addition to its Broadway, dance and classical seasons, the hall offers plenty of song, thrills and comedy.

08/27/2018 By Kay Kipling

Historic Preservation

Ringling Museum Dedicates Restored Ca’ d’Zan Reflecting Pool

Funds for the restoration were donated in honor of Ron McCarty, retiring Keeper of the Ca’ d’Zan.

08/23/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 4 Things to Do: Aug. 23-29

Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged at FST, a Back to School Bash at Music Compound and more.

08/23/2018 By Ilene Denton

Sonic Youth

Meet Youth Antics, Four Friends Who Make Candy-Coated Indie Rock

The Parrish-based band released their second single, "Resolution," earlier this month.

08/22/2018 By Audrey Warne

Preview

Artist Series Concerts Lines Up Its 23rd Season

Classical and pops music fans will find a range of offerings on the schedule.

08/17/2018 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 4 Things to Do: Aug. 16-22

Remembering Ricky Nelson, Paws at the Park at Ed Smith Stadium and more.

08/16/2018 By Ilene Denton