Palm Ball

"Mangroves in the Moonlight" was the theme for the ball at Bay Preserve in Osprey.

02/05/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


SKY Family YMCA Gala

The gala at the Y celebrated the organization's expansion and programs.

02/05/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Sarasota Opera Gala

The evening at the Ritz-Carlton was filled with French surprises, leading up to the opera Manon Lescaut.

02/05/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Van Wezel Foundation Selects New Chief Operating Officer

The 501(c)(3) that supports arts education at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently promoted Jim Selinski.

02/02/2018 By Staff

Superbowl LII

Mote Manatees Predict the Winner of Super Bowl LII

The yearly tradition of manatees Buffett and Hugh picking the winner continues.

02/01/2018 With Ashley Cooper

Star Power

Woody Harrelson Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

Harrelson talked about his new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri—for which he's nominated for an Oscar—and his dream collaboration.

02/01/2018 By Megan McDonald

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Feb. 1-7

Balletboyz at the Van Wezel, a water circus in Ellenton, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and more.

02/01/2018 By Ilene Denton


Sarasota Orchestra Black & White Gala

The gala dinner at the Municipal Auditorium also offered music from the orchestra's wind quintet and string quartet.

02/01/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

First Act

Theatre Odyssey's 6th Annual "Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival" Kicks Off This Weekend

Eight student playwrights create original works to compete for cash prizes.

01/31/2018 By Jordan Noyes


Florida Education Commissioner to Speak in Sarasota

Pam Stewart will speak at a luncheon hosted by The Argus Foundation on Thursday, April 12.

01/31/2018 By Staff


Braves to Play Most of 2019 Spring Training in Orlando Before Move to North Port

The team will play its first spring training game in its new North Port stadium at the very end of the April 2019 spring training season.

01/31/2018 By Staff


Urbanite Theatre's Northside Hollow Takes You Deep

Audiences will feel trapped inside a coal mine along with this drama's characters.

01/31/2018 By Kay Kipling

Public relations

Universal Orlando Communications Director to Speak in Sarasota

Alyson Lundell will share the strategy created to launch Universal’s Volcano Bay water park, as well as the positives and negatives of the process.

01/30/2018 By Staff


Ringling College Receives $15 Million Donation

The donation is the college's single largest gift ever, and the first eight-figure donation since the founding of the college in 1931.

01/29/2018 By Susan Burns


Catholic Charities Gala

Chandeliers ornamented the annual gala, which helps provide emergency shelter for homeless families and affordable housing for low-income families.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Forks and Corks Grand Tasting

Sarasota-Manatee Originals showed off their best fare, and vintners vied for Best of Show medals at the annual grand tasting.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Circus Arts Gala

A Winter Wonderland theme transformed the circus tent with snowflakes and a decor featuring lots of white.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Florida Studio Theatre Plants Seeds of Satire with Native Gardens

The Karen Zacarias play pits two couples against each other in a backyard war over territory.

01/28/2018 By Kay Kipling

Circus City

The Ringling and Ethel's "Circus: Wandering City" Debuts Tomorrow

The Historic Asolo Theater is hosting a performance by the musical group ETHEL.

01/25/2018 By Jordan Noyes


SaraSolo Festival Returns for Fourth Season

Solo artists take center stage for this annual festival.

01/25/2018 By Stephanie Isaac