Arts & Entertainment

Written in Bronze

A Bronze Statue Commemorating Dr. Eugenie Clark Is Planned for Sarasota

It's the first of what Sarasota's Public Art Committee hopes will be many similar statues honoring trailblazing local women.

02/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto

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How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Sarasota

A night market, a Sister Cities event and a huge Vietnamese festival are all on the docket for those who want to celebrate the year of the dragon.

02/07/2024 By Megan McDonald

Yes Play

These Local Working Moms Are Bringing a New Children's Museum to Life

Currently a pop-up bringing hands-on learning and play to kids 0 to 12, the Sarasota Children's Museum founders are looking for a dedicated space to house their concept.

02/06/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Lectures

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Talks Support for Ukraine at RCLA's Town Hall

The former ambassador to Ukraine warns that Russia is watching to see what the United States does as the war goes on.

02/05/2024 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST Tells an Epic Tale with Regional Premiere of The Lehman Trilogy

Three actors take us on a compelling journey through American history.

02/05/2024 By Kay Kipling

XO

Check Out This List of Local Valentine's Day Events

The countdown is on for showing love, and everyone's invited. From free laughs to sexy acts, there's something out there for everyone, regardless of status or situationship.

02/02/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Preview

Announcing Views From the New Horizon: Portraits From Sarasota Magazine's 'Listening to Black Voices' Series

The photo exhibition, created in partnership with Gulf Coast Community Foundation, will feature the work of Michael Kinsey and will be on display at Art Center Sarasota March 14-April 20.

02/02/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Tony Award-Winning Musical Hadestown Offers a Captivating Journey at the Van Wezel

You'll be both thrilled and chilled by this touring musical retelling a classic tale of love and loss.

01/31/2024 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artist Charly Palmer Headlines Third Annual 'Visible Art Grows Hearts' Exhibit

Palmer's work, which celebrates Black life, has appeared on Time magazine covers, John Legend's album and on a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

01/26/2024 By Kay Kipling

Q & A

New Urbanism Luminary Andrés Duany to Sarasota: 'You're Not a Little Town'

“If you say, 'I like small-town Sarasota,' you're wrong. Get a suit and stop wearing short pants.”

01/26/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Rock Out

Where to Hear Live Local Music in Sarasota and Bradenton

After buzzy energy of the early 2000s and 2010s, the pandemic and changing economics took a toll on the local music scene. But there is still one out there—and it's been struggling to recover and find itself again. 

01/24/2024 By Stephanie Churn Lubow

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents a Hard-Hitting A Soldier's Play

This story of racism in the 1940s, in more than one form, allows for some strong performances by its cast.

01/23/2024 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Inherit the Wind Is, Unfortunately, as Timely as Ever

The Lawrence-Lee courtroom drama takes on the recurring subject of intellectual freedom.

01/22/2024 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artist Christopher Skura Returns to Sarasota With 'Social Studies' Exhibit at Art Center Sarasota

Skura lived in Sarasota from 1982 to 1995, where he studied with professional artists, including as a studio assistant for sculptor John Chamberlain.

01/18/2024 By John Thomason

No Holds Barred

Liz Cheney Issues Dire Warning About Donald Trump and the 2024 Presidential Election

Cheney kicked off this year's Town Hall lecture series by calling Trump's actions on Jan. 6, 2021, not just a "dereliction of duty," but an act of "depravity."

01/16/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q & A

Tom Arnold Will Share His Mental Health and Addiction Journey in Sarasota Tomorrow

The comedian, actor, producer and writer is the keynote speaker at Sunshine From Darkness' Inspiring Hope Dinner. Ahead of his talk, we caught up with Arnold for a wide-ranging interview about addiction and recovery.

01/11/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Song and Dance Man

Sarasota’s Peppi Borza Was a One-of-a-Kind Transatlantic Star

A circus performer who made his name performing with his sister Nita, Borza became a star of stage and screen and was a longtime friend of singer Dusty Springfield.

01/11/2024 By Clayton Trutor

A New Day

Selby Gardens Opens the Doors to a Transformed Downtown Campus

A multimillion-dollar completion of Phase One welcomes visitors to a revamped experience starting Thursday.

01/10/2024 By Kay Kipling

You've Got Mail

An Upcoming Exhibit Showcases Visions of Utopia From Near and Far

Postcards From Utopia is a traveling exhibition kicking off at Phillippi Crest Clubhouse in Sarasota's Historic Maine Colony District and featuring submissions from Kazakstan to Canada and beyond.

01/09/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Florida Art

New Art Exhibit Showcases Jim Crow-Era Paintings by The Florida Highwaymen

A new exhibit of historically significant artwork at City Hall in downtown Sarasota kicks off today. It's open to the public and free.

01/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto