Arts & Entertainment

Coming Up

Florida Studio Theatre's 2022-23 Season Is a Mix of Comedy, Music and Drama

The coming season will also feature a world premiere commissioned by FST.

09/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

Museum Day

Here Are the Local Museums Participating in the Smithsonian's 'Museum Day'

The annual event offers visitors free admission to local participating museums.

09/13/2022 By Megan McDonald

All in a Day

How to Spend a Day at the Ringling Museum

The 66-acre Ringling Museum complex has something for everyone.

09/12/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Jam Out

Three Musical Acts We Love

Want to update your music catalog? Check out these three local acts.

09/12/2022 By Allison Forsyth and Chloé Cuyler

Native Voices

The Sarasota Native American Film Festival Begins Tonight

A week of celebrating Native American culture through films, art, music and food kicks off tonight night at Sainer Pavilion.

09/09/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Stunt Hard

An Ellenton Car Stunt Show Features Drivers From the Fast and the Furious Franchise

Nitro Extreme debuts this Friday. We caught up with one of the drivers: Italy's Desy Bizzarro, who will also drive in the upcoming Fast and Furious installment 'Fast X.'

09/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Buzz Bin

Yes, Sarasota Has a Rap Scene, and It's Loaded With Talent

The Suncoast has a vibrant, talented and varied community of rappers that might not be on the radar of most residents. Yet.

09/08/2022 By Kevin Coval

Making Waves

Mote’s International Ocean Film Festival Will Make a Splash This Weekend

Dive into ocean conservation with this year's lineup of films on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

09/07/2022 By Laura Paquette

wellen park art

Downtown Wellen Is Kicking Off a Mural Contest

A competition for artists invites creatives to submit concept ideas by Oct. 7 to be one of three artists to leave their mark on the fast-growing hub.

09/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Reading List

Required Reading: A Dozen Books Set in Sarasota

Settle down with one or more of these works with Sarasota settings by writers from John D. MacDonald to Stephen King.

09/06/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

New Music New College Returns Live for 2022-23

A five-concert season brings together visiting artists and area musicians to explore new sounds.

09/02/2022 By Kay Kipling

Relax, Calm

Bliss Out With These Soothing Beach Shots by Photographer Gray Malin

The well-known photographer has added our region to his collection of light-filled aerial beach shots.

09/02/2022 By Megan McDonald

Local Music

Ringling Underground Returns Sept. 1

The Tilt, Hovercar, and Roxx Revolt and The Velvets will perform at Ringling Underground's opening night on September 1.

08/31/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Preview

The Van Wezel Announces More of Its 2022-23 Season

Comedy, pop, rock and more are added to the already announced Broadway and dance season lineup.

08/29/2022 By Kay Kipling

Back Story

A Show at Urbanite Theatre Looks at Mickey Rooney's Role in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Actor-writer J. Elijah Cho explores how Rooney's portrayal of an Asian character reverberates.

08/24/2022 By Kay Kipling

Stepping Forward

Sarasota Contemporary Dance Announces Coming Season

The dance company plans to "Reclaim" the stage with new, revived and collaborative works.

08/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's 'Smoke & Mirrors': Who Done What, and Why

This puzzle piece production, by Anthony Shaffer, asks the audience to play along.

08/11/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Urbanite Theatre Announces a Season of New Work

The schedule includes two world premieres and a range of comedy and drama.

08/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

Nature

See the Winners of the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest

Best in Show went to Englewood photographer Susan Smart, among five category winners.

08/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

A Change in the Wind

Longtime Arts and Cultural Alliance Executive Director Jim Shirley Plans to Retire

Shirley will step down in December after 13 years leading the organization.

08/03/2022 By Kay Kipling