Arts & Entertainment


The Be Fabulous Music & Arts Pride Fest Returns Next Month

Formerly known as the Harvey Milk Festival, the annual event is celebrating its 14th year.

04/02/2024 By Staff


Urbanite Theatre's Westminster Is a Dark Comedy With Bite

The surprise gift of a canine reveals society's fault lines in this new play.

04/01/2024 By Kay Kipling


Megahit Hamilton Arrives in Sarasota with a Bang

The Lin-Manuel Miranda musical does not disappoint on its current tour.

03/28/2024 By Kay Kipling

Future Stars

Spring Breakout in Bradenton Offers a Preview of What's to Come for the Game of Baseball

The new Major League Baseball initiative highlights rising stars and emerging technology.

03/27/2024 By Brad Edmondson


Here's What Will Be on Stage at Asolo Rep Next Season

The lineup includes a world premiere, a regional premiere and a salute to a beloved singer-songwriter.

03/27/2024 By Staff


Asolo Rep Dials up Some Changes With Dial M for Murder

The classic thriller offers some new attitudes along with an elaborate plot.

03/25/2024 By Kay Kipling

Lights, Camera, Action

SFF Announces the Lineup for the 2024 Film Festival

Actor-director Steve Buscemi will attend in person and Sarasota native Austin Abrams will receive the festival's Rising Star Award. Here's what else you need to know.

03/21/2024 By Megan McDonald

Listening to Black Voices

Join Photographer Michael Kinsey for a Special Views From the New Horizon Artist's Talk on April 4

Kinsey will discuss his creative process, as well as his successes, challenges and inspirations at Art Center Sarasota.

03/21/2024 By Staff

Curtain Up!

The Van Wezel Just Announced Its 2024-2025 Broadway Season, and It's a Doozy

One major highlight will be Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 film by Baz Luhrmann.

03/17/2024 By Kay Kipling

Can't Be Beet

Dalia Colón Highlights Florida's Fruits and Veggies in The Florida Vegetarian Cookbook

Colón entices vegetarians and meat-eaters alike with her produce-rich recipes.

03/11/2024 By Lauren Jackson


Once Upon a Time in Florida Tells the Stories of Our State

You can meet the book's editor and writers March 15 at Selby Library.

03/07/2024 By Kay Kipling

Listening to Black Voices

Join Sarasota Magazine's Heather Dunhill for 'Listening to Black Voices' Panel Discussions March 20 and 21

The events will feature eight members of Sarasota's Black community who have been featured in Dunhill's series over the past four years.

03/06/2024 By Staff


WBTT's Long-Delayed World Premiere Musical 'Ruby' Takes the Stage

The show tells a complicated true story of a murder that shook one small Florida town 70 years ago.

03/05/2024 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Intimate Apparel Wears Well

Lynn Nottage's play about a Black seamstress striving to find love touches the heart.

03/04/2024 By Kay Kipling

Q & A

'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo Talks Life, Death and the In-Between

We caught up with Caputo ahead of her April show at the Van Wezel.

02/27/2024 By Kim Doleatto

More Than Just a Play

Florida Studio Theatre’s The White Chip Is Part of a New Project That Helps Artists With Addictions

“Part of the myth of being an artist is ‘burn bright, die young.’ None of that is true.”

02/26/2024 By Kay Kipling

Hello, History

Check Out the Winners of This Year's Sarasota County Heritage Awards

The winners are champions of local historic preservation and adaptive reuse, historical research, archaeological conservancy and more.

02/22/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 25th Anniversary Season

The season will feature Soul Crooners Solid Gold Edition, Fences, Five Guys Named Moe and Syncopated Avenue, plus the holiday show A Motown Christmas.

02/19/2024 By Staff

In Conversation

With Parade, Shinique Smith Turns Her Gaze on the Ringling's Old Masters

A conversation with the L.A. artist about her exhibit at The Ringling.

02/16/2024 By Megan McDonald


Asolo Rep's Born With Teeth Bites into Some Elizabethan Intrigue

The play pits William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe against each other in an imagined high-stakes battle.

02/12/2024 By Kay Kipling