Toot, Toot

The Return of the Drive-In Movie

During an era of social distancing, a classic form of entertainment makes a comeback.

08/12/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Local Stars

America's Got Talent Will Feature Sarasota's Bello Nock and More Florida Acts

Florida acts Bello Nock, Dance Town Family and Pork Chop Revue are all heading to live shows on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

08/10/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Regatta News

Nathan Benderson Park to Host National Dragon Boat Championship in 2021

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation is hopeful that people will still travel internationally for the competition.

08/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Aug. 6-12

The Players celebrate 90 years, two art exhibits open, a charity trunk show and more.

08/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Reader's Delight

Sarasota's Oldest Bookstore Fights For Its Future

Brant's Used Books owner Barbara Barone on the beloved bookstore's past—and what happens next.

08/05/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Neighborhood Guide

The Players Still Plans Move to Lakewood Ranch

Its big new home will be in the Waterside Place town center.

08/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Arts Update

More Schedule Changes as Sarasota Opera Adapts to COVID-19

The fall season now has some cancellations and possible outdoor concerts.

08/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

The Sarasota Ballet's Fall Season Will Be Streamed

The first three programs of the season will be filmed, rather than taking place in theaters with patrons, due to COVID-19.

08/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Exploring the New

New Unscripted Series Offers Peeks into the Artistic Process

The series presented by the Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Van Wezel Foundation kicked off last night.

07/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 30-Aug. 6

Downtown’s Farmers Market reopens, fishing for fun and a good cause, a suffragist talk, and more.

07/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Suffragist Project

FST Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in August

Talks with women leaders and a centennial celebration highlight this historic moment.

07/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Editors' Picks

What We're Reading Right Now

In need of a good book? Our editors have ideas for you.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 23-29

Water sports at Nathan Benderson Park, the finale of Asolo Rep’s "Making Musicals," talks with artists and authors, and more.

07/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Florida Studio Theatre Winter Season to Open in 2021

Concerns about the COVID-19 crisis are pushing back the company's usual production schedule.

07/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things To Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 16-22

Outdoor Yoga at The Ringling, a national exhibit opens at Art Center Sarasota and more.

07/16/2020 By Ilene Denton

First Person

'My Summer With Irma'

As Sarasota's arts organizations face an uncertain fate, writer Hannah Wallace remembers one glorious summer at Asolo Repertory Theatre.

07/13/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Digital Life

Five Upcoming Online Activities for Kids

From virtual story-time to digital art classes, here are creative ways to keep the kids entertained right now.

07/10/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Things To Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 9-15

A virtual FST Improv Festival, a Sarasota Ballet performance on TV, a healing soak in Warm Mineral Springs and more.

07/09/2020 By Ilene Denton

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Approved for CARES Act Funding Through NEA

The funds will help recipient entities and their employees with economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.

07/08/2020 By Staff

Work It Out

Five Local Online Workshops to Try This Summer

From belly dance to furniture restoration, there's something for everyone.

07/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson