Remember When?

The People, Milestones and Game-Changing Events That Made Us Who We Are

A decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, and Megan McDonald

Mr. Chatterbox

Eight Sarasotans Who Shaped Our Past

The secret lives only Mr. Chatterbox knows.

02/25/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

A Look Back at 40 Years of Sarasota Magazine Covers

From our early days as Clubhouse Magazine to now, here's a retrospective of our favorite covers. (That hair! That fashion!)

02/25/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Orchestra Gala

The gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, celebrated the orchestra's 70th anniversary and paid tribute to music director Anu Tali, in her final season here.

02/25/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Review

Circus Sarasota 2019 Offers Thrills, Laughs and Beauty Under the Big Top

This year's edition of the circus brings new international acts to the one-ring show.

02/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Taking on Hatred in Florida Studio Theatre's Cherry Docs

David Gow's two-character play asks where hatred begins, and if it can be stopped.

02/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Education

Professors Win Arts Education Grants

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professors Helene Robinson and Phillip Wagner were recently awarded Pilot Research Grants of $5,000 each.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Preview

Booker High Grad Charlie Barnett to Speak at VPA Fund Raiser

The star of Netflix hit Russian Doll will be guest of honor March 9 at the school's Kaleidoscope of Creativity, raising money for visual and performing arts students.

02/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Cooking For Wishes Luncheon

The interactive lunch event at Michael's On East raised more than $250,000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

02/22/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Gets Reckless with Craig Lucas Comedy

Absurdities escalate quickly in this piece about a woman on the run for her life.

02/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Feb. 21-27

Spring training opens, the Italian Feast & Carnival spices up Venice, Sarah McLachlan returns to the Van Wezel and much more.

02/21/2019 By Ilene Denton

Limelight

First Step Caring Hearts Luncheon

The luncheon at Michael's on East celebrated over 450 babies born drug-free.

02/21/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Photos From Sarasota Magazine's 2019 Unity Awards

The annual awards luncheon at Michael's on East honored nine members of the community who advance equality, diversity and inclusion.

02/20/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Let's get it

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 6: 'A Second-Tier Friend'

I have officially become numb to the manufactured plot lines of this show.

02/20/2019 By Giulia Heyward

WEEKLY PLANNER

Clambakes, the Venice Italian Feast and Carnival, and More Local Dining Events

Including a South Indian cooking class and a Latin American Shabbat.

02/20/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Recap

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales on Why He Doesn’t Accept Advertising

Wales spoke at the Town Hall series presented by the Ringling College of Art and Design Library Association.

02/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Limelight

ARC 20th Anniversary Gala

The Animal Rescue Coalition continues to deliver unconditional love to homeless animals.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Van Wezel Foundation Gala

Guests mingled on the bayfront, had dinner under a tent, and bid on silent and live auction items before listening to a concert by Grammy winner Seal.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

St. Jude Catholic Church Gala

"One World, One Family" was the theme of the celebration at Michael's on East.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Networking

Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's 'Party in the Park' Takes Place March 13

The party includes live music, networking activities and games, food, drinks and more.

02/15/2019 By Staff