Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 11-17

Lots of laughs at FST’s Improv Festival, Dig the Beach volleyball tourney and more.

07/11/2019 By Ilene Denton

WEEKLY PLANNER

A French Wine Dinner at Mattison's, a 'Shark Awareness' Party and Other Fun Food and Drink Events

Also happening this week: a wine tasting at D'Corato Ristorante and a vegan "cheese" class.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Go fish

The Sixth Annual Lionfish Derby Takes Place This Weekend

Hosted by Mote Marine and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, the derby is a full weekend of hunting, weigh-ins and dining.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Sweet six

Make Your Voice Heard as the City Picks New Roundabout Art

At a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, six artists will present their proposals for two huge new additions to Sarasota's public art collection.

07/10/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

Venice Symphony Announces Its 2019-20 Season

The season is the first programmed by music director/conductor Troy Quinn.

07/08/2019 By Kay Kipling

Hi-Tech

Mote Marine Offers a New Virtual Reality Experience for Guests

Leave your land legs at the door to enjoy an escape from reality at Mote Marine.

07/08/2019 By Olivia Letts

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: July 5-10

Powerboat races, Splashin’ Saturdays at Selby Gardens, Play in the Park Day at CoolToday Park and more.

07/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Go Fourth

Here's Everything You Can Do in Sarasota on the Fourth of July

From rooftop parties to barbecue extravaganzas, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day this year.

07/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Havana Nights

The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School Draws Dancers From Around the Globe

With its Summer Intensive program, the school teaches dancers the unique, athletic style of Cuban ballet.

07/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

The Fabric of India

A Major Exhibition at The Ringling Explores Centuries of Textiles from the Indian Subcontinent

More than 140 textiles are on loan from London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

07/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Women of Influence

Confidence Is Key: Join Us at This Year’s Women of Influence Event

The event takes places July 17.

07/01/2019 By Elly Bovarnick

Grants

Perlman Music Program Suncoast Receives $20,000 Grant from The Exchange

The funds will help support three programs presented by Perlman Suncoast throughout its 2019-2020 season.

06/30/2019 By Staff

Review

FST's Ethel Waters: His Eye Is on the Sparrow Heats Up the Keating

The true story of the singer-actress features more than a dozen songs and a strong performance by Jannie Jones.

06/30/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Ringling's Art of Performance Showcases International Artists

Different forms of dance and music take to the stage beginning in October.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Improv Festival Is Back to Entertain This Summer

Twenty, count 'em 20, improv troupes are coming to town over the weekend of July 12 and 13.

06/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Nonprofits

The Meadows Cup Benefits Easter Seals Southwest Florida

The $120,000 raised set a financial record for the five-player team scramble event, which is one of the longest-running charitable golf tournaments in Sarasota County.

06/27/2019 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: June 27-July 4

Fireworks! Big racing boats! A kayak festival at Snook Haven! And much, much more.

06/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Fast Track

Van Wezel Executives Elected to New State, National Offices

Anthony Becich was named to the board of directors of the Florida Facilities Managers and Mary Bensel was elected to full membership status of the Broadway League.

06/26/2019 By Staff

Preview

Key Chorale Turns 35 With Its Coming Concert Season

The ensemble teams with several other arts groups on music ranging from classical to bluegrass to gospel and more.

06/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Not a fossil

The Bishop Museum Stays Busy All Summer Long

The museum may be in the middle of a huge $15 million expansion, but there's plenty of reasons to visit in the meantime.

06/25/2019 By Olivia Letts