Limelight

Van Wezel Foundation Inspiration Gala 2020

The gala brought together hundreds on the Van Wezel bayfront to benefit educational programs.

02/24/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

SPARCCle on the Runway 2020

Four decades of fashions highlighted the luncheon, marking SPARCC's 40th anniversary.

02/24/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Next Case

Playwright Jeffrey Sweet Talks About His Play Kunstler, Now Onstage at Florida Studio Theatre

The controversial attorney William Kunstler gets a new look.

02/21/2020 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon 2020

The 11th annual luncheon also marks the 40th anniversary of Tidewell's services in the community.

02/20/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Let's Read

Sarasota County Libraries Team Up with Baltimore Orioles

The program encourages children to read three or more books during February and March to earn a free reserved grandstand ticket to an Orioles spring training game.

02/20/2020 By Staff

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota: Feb. 20-26

MLB spring training kicks off, John Fogerty at the Van Wezel, and lots more.

02/20/2020 By Ilene Denton

Review

Dead Man's Cell Phone: For Whom the Bell Tolls

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory production of Sarah Ruhl's play mixes comic situations with deeper thoughts.

02/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

First Step Caring Hearts Luncheon

The First Step of Sarasota organization is noting its 25th anniversary.

02/20/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Photos: Unity Awards 2020

It was a happy, emotional day at Sarasota Magazine’s 10th Annual Unity Awards.

02/19/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Gamma Xi Boule Foundation A Valentine at the Ritz

The gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, helps fund youth development initiatives and the Journey to Success program.

02/18/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Review

Asolo Rep's Into the Breeches! Offers Some Fun and a Bit of Personal Growth

The play, set during World War II on the homefront, brings women to the fore.

02/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Baseball

Orioles' Economic Impact in Sarasota Tops $436 Million Since 2015

The Orioles organization celebrates its 10th anniversary in Sarasota this year.

02/14/2020 By Staff

Aquanauts to Astronauts

Mote Plans Livestream to Encourage African-Americans to Pursue STEM Careers

The partnership with The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum takes place Feb. 27.

02/13/2020 By Ilene Denton

Lectures

Forum Will Discuss Questions About Climate Change

The symposium will feature a series of keynote speakers addressing what can be done to successfully face the local, national and international challenges presented by climate change.

02/13/2020 By Staff

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: Feb. 13-19

Orioles Spring Fest, Mandy Patinkin in concert, Thunder by the Bay Music and Motorcycle Fest and more.

02/13/2020 By Ilene Denton

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Celebrates Theater Grand Opening

WBTT's $8.7 million Heart & Soul capital campaign funded renovations to both buildings on its campus, as well as improvements to the parking lot and grounds.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Lectures

Broadcaster Yamiche Alcindor to Moderate RCLA Town Hall on Feb. 17

The PBS NewsHour correspondent will lead the discussion with Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Outward Bound

Rick Steves Says His Mission Is to Inspire Americans to 'Venture Beyond Orlando'

The popular guidebook author and travel TV host spoke in Sarasota on Tuesday as part of the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall lecture series.

02/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Conferences

Florida Creativity Conference Set For March 6-8

The annual symposium features professionals from the business, education, the arts, philanthropy and health and wellness industries who study creativity and how it transforms lives.

02/10/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Selby Gardens' "Expect the Unexpected" Orchid Ball Celebrated Salvador Dali

More than 500 guests attended the ball at the gardens, which was decorated in the style of the Surrealist artist.

02/10/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles