Arts & Entertainment


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


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


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

Pasta La Vista, Baby

Sarasota Chef Christopher Covelli Showed Off His Italian Roots on the Food Network This Weekend

Covelli showcased his Italian roots in the fast-paced cooking show.

08/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

O Captain! My Captain!

Youth Poet Laureate Program Launches Locally

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County has partnered with Urban Word to launch this new program.

08/01/2022 By Dariela Delgado


Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Kicks Off Its Season in October

A combination of classical, jazz, pops and more will highlight the "Ever Onward" season.

07/29/2022 By Kay Kipling

Coming Soon

Key Chorale Announces 2022-23 Season

Season 38 will offer a mix of classical, Irish, holiday and folk music and more.

07/28/2022 By Kay Kipling


This Sarasota Man Has Traveled the World Hunting Exotic, Dangerous Snakes

"I’ve been bitten by almost every creature there is. But I love what I do."

07/28/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pursuit of Beauty

Selby Gardens Announces Upcoming Tiffany Exhibition

Artist-designer Louis Comfort Tiffany is the subject of the 2023 Goldstein Exhibition series.

07/27/2022 By Kay Kipling

Fake It Till You Bake It

Five Excellent Cookbooks That'll Get You Cooking in No Time

Chop, fry and bake to your heart's content with the simple techniques and recipes found in these essential cookbooks.

07/27/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Shop & Style

In Her New Book, Journalist Virginia Chamlee Shines a Light on the Art of Thrifting

"Big Thrift Energy" is a comprehensive guide for shopping, styling and selling vintage pieces.

07/20/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Historic Home Run

A New Mural in the Rosemary District Honors Baseball Icon Buck O'Neil

A new, larger-than-life mural of baseball icon John "Buck" O'Neil is the first of a series that will memorialize local Black trailblazers.

07/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sad News

Sarasota Orchestra Music Director Bramwell Tovey Has Died

The news is a shock—and a loss to the music world.

07/13/2022 By Kay Kipling

Comic relief

A Fun Cosplay and Comics Convention Is Coming to Sarasota Next Month

The fun event takes place in Sarasota in August.

07/13/2022 By Chloe Nelson

We All Fall Down

Domino Expert Nathan Heck Will Build and Topple More Than 10,000 Dominoes This Weekend

You can watch him do it at The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime this Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16.

07/11/2022 By Dariela Delgado


Romance Rises with a Southern Accent in FST's Maytag Virgin

The two-character play by Audrey Cefaly insists that there is life after loss.

07/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

Big Plans

Sarasota Activist Shannon Fortner Wants to Build an Arts Center Focused on LGBTQ+ Voices

Fortner hopes to create an arts and mental health hub where queer and trans voices can shine and thrive.

07/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Plant Life

Sarasota Band Physical Plant Makes Psychedelic Rock Feel Brand New

The rock group will release its new album, "Hot Future," next month.

07/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth


Urbanite Theatre's Athena Fences with Friendship

The show centers on two young women in training for competition, and for life.

07/07/2022 By Kay Kipling