Unity Awards

Gabriel Ortiz Changes Young Lives Through the Power of Theater

“My life is about stories, tracing one point to the next. That’s what I say to my kids: ‘How do we take over our narratives?’”

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Under the Big Top

Circus Sarasota Entertains Thousands Each Season. But First, It Needs That Tent

How did the tent get there? How big is it? Who made it? We asked circus tent master Luis Garcia those questions and more.

01/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Kristen Chenoweth at the Van Wezel, free outdoor movie night at Nathan Benderson Park and more.

01/30/2020 By Ilene Denton


Embracing Our Differences 2020 Annual Luncheon

Supporters of the annual outdoor art exhibit at Bayfront Park filled Michael’s On East to celebrate its mission.

01/29/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Cat Tale

Author and Journalist Craig Pittman to Discuss the Future of the Florida Panther

Author Craig Pittman will speak about his book "Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther" on Feb. 12 at Gulf Gate Library.

01/28/2020 By Susan Burns

Pardon my take

Mote Otters Make Super Bowl Picks

Huck, Pippi and Jane offer their takes on who's going to win Super Bowl LIV this Sunday.

01/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth


Seafood & Sailboats

Historic Spanish Point supporters gathered at the bayfront White Cottage, part of Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer’s original winter estate, to feast on smoked mullet and christen a new volunteer-built sailboat.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Sarasota Concert Association 75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration

The brunch at Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens brought together fans for festive food and the music of the Brandon Goldberg Trio.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Forks and Corks 2020 Grand Tasting

This year's food and wine event in the Ringling Museum courtyard was blessed with perfect weather.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Annual Party Celebrating Buffalo, New York, Returns in March

The party will feature food and entertainment from Buffalo and plenty of Bills jerseys.

01/27/2020 By Allison Forsyth


Florida Studio Theatre's Compelling American Son Forces Us to Live an American Nightmare

Christopher Demos-Brown's drama hits where it hurts most as a couple try to find their son.

01/26/2020 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's The Lifespan of a Fact Delivers a Taut, Timely Tale

This three-character show about a writer, an editor and a fact checker will make you laugh--and think.

01/26/2020 By Kay Kipling

Tune In

Sarasota Acrobat and His Dog Will Compete on America’s Got Talent: The Champions

Christian Stoinev and his other dog, Scooby, were finalists on season nine of America’s Got Talent.

01/24/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Doing Good

New in Town? Learn About Philanthropic Opportunities at GeneroCity

Sarasota Magazine's fourth annual philanthropy expo takes place Jan. 28 at the Municipal Auditorium.

01/24/2020 By Staff


First Ever Sarasota Native American Film Festival Takes Place This Weekend

The festival will feature workshops, conversations with filmmakers and special guests, Native American music and dance, and food.

01/24/2020 By Megan McDonald


NCJW Women In Power Luncheon 2020

The 38th annual luncheon took place at Michael's On East and honored four extraordinary women.

01/23/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Shane Mauss Brings Smart Comedy to Sarasota

The award-winning stand-up comic appears at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre Jan. 28, and brings along two local scientists.

01/23/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: Jan. 23-29

Loads of laughs with Steve Martin, Martin Short, Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner at the Van Wezel, and more.

01/23/2020 By Ilene Denton

Flying Free

Butterfly House to Be Part of Dalí Exhibition at Selby Gardens

The gardens will erect a structure filled with Florida native butterflies and plants.

01/22/2020 By Staff


Alpha Phi Alpha Dinner-Dance

The event at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/20/2020 Photography by Lori Sax