Free Spirit

Artist and Author Kat Schuetz Wants to Help People Think Outside the Box

In her new book, The Gypspirit, Schuetz takes her readers on a metaphysical journey.

02/13/2019 By Megan McDonald

Wakanda Forever

Winston Duke Talks Life Lessons, Representation and Black Panther at Ringling College

Six questions with the actor, who also stars in the upcoming "Us" with his longtime friend—and fellow Yale Drama School grad—Lupita N'yongo.

02/12/2019 By Megan McDonald

Preview

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's "Hush, Hush" Season Announcement

The 2019-20 season includes four shows new to the WBTT stage, including a world premiere musical.

02/12/2019 By Kay Kipling

Show Stopper

Singer-Songwriter Seal Headlines at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The British-born star is the Van Wezel Foundation Gala performer Feb. 16. He spoke to us about songwriting, the city and love.

02/11/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Limelight

Orchid Ball 2019

Selby Gardens' Orchid Ball lived up to its reputation as Sarasota's most beautiful soiree.

02/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon

Famed Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton was the speaker at the annual event.

02/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Review

Working Hard to Bring Sweat to Asolo Rep

Lynn Nottage's prize winner about tough times in a factory town tells a familiar story.

02/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

HOME BASE

Streets of Paradise Establishes First Office in Sarasota

Following collaborations with the Suncoast Partnership to End Homeless and Showered and Empowered, Inc., Streets of Paradise co-founders Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel are optimistic about where the newly formed 501(c)(3)nonprofit is headed.

02/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Selby Gardens' Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise Opens This Week

Take a stroll through the gardens and the museum there to admire woodcuts by Paul Gauguin and plant displays inspired by his work and life in Tahiti.

02/07/2019 By Kay Kipling Photography by Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 7-13

Patti LaBelle and Michael Bolton at the Van Wezel, “Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise” exhibit opens at Selby Gardens and much more.

02/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

Local Music

Indie Band Lemón Royale Wants to Shake Up Sarasota

The newly formed band will play its first public performance at Ringling Underground tonight.

02/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Fast Track

Craig Warzecha Named New GM of Bradenton Marauders

Warzecha joined the Pirates in 2015 and became the assistant general manager of the Marauders in 2017.

02/07/2019 By Staff

Sneak Peek

Asolo Rep Announces World Premiere Musical Knoxville

The creative team bringing James Agee's A Death in the Family to life includes Frank Galati, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

02/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Siesta Key

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 4: 'Don't Come to My Trip'

The Siesta Key crew participates in a pastime that all young Sarasotans can relate to when they're looking for something fun to do in this town: leave.

02/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

V-DAY

Here's Everything You Can Do This Valentine's Day in Sarasota

From heart-shaped pizza and upscale dinner dates to wedding renewals and orchid shows, we've got a list chock-full of romantic ideas this Valentine's day. This list will be regularly updated.

02/05/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Limelight

Venice YMCA Black-Tie Gala

The 32nd annual dinner-auction took place at the SKY Family Y.

02/05/2019 Photography by Justin Fennell

Arts

Director Honored at St. Pete Film Festival

Sarasota filmmaker Kathryn Parks was recently honored at the Sunshine City Film Festival for her short film 50 Words.

02/05/2019 By Staff

Recap

Former FBI Director James Comey on Truth, Trump and Loyalty in Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Comey talked to the crowd at Van Wezel Hall about leadership, ethics—and his firing.

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Sarasota Opera Gala

"A Jeweled Affair" at the Ritz-Carlton helped open this year's winter opera season.

02/04/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

Limelight

Circus Arts Gala

This year's party under the Big Top led off with a cocktail hour followed by circus performers before dinner.

02/04/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles