Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

New shows at Ringling College, a divine comedy at Venice Theatre, words and music from the Hermitage Artist Retreat and more.

08/26/2021 By Kay Kipling


Embracing Our Differences Receives Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant

The $43,157 grant will help fund the organization’s 2022 exhibition season, which is scheduled for Jan. 15-April 10 in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.

08/25/2021 By Staff

Taking Up the Baton

Sarasota Orchestra Names New Music Director

Bramwell Tovey begins his role as music director designate Sept. 1.

08/24/2021 By Kay Kipling

Upcoming Events

Nonprofit to Host Panel About the Black Arts Experience in Higher Education

The event is part of the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative's Arts & Racial Justice/Discovery Series.

08/23/2021 By Staff

Art Appreciation

In New Local Exhibits, Three Artists Uncover Layers of Meaning in the Everyday

Ordinary objects become the stuff of art, stirring fresh and at times uncomfortable associations.

08/23/2021 By David Warner


Dan Houston Uses Art to Tell Stories of Underrepresented Communities  

Dan Houston shows his work in his Sarasota gallery and sells sculptures and paintings online.

08/20/2021 By Jessika Ward

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Art for sale at Selby Gardens, a musical back-to-school bash, Godspell onstage and more.

08/19/2021 By Kay Kipling

Art Appreciation

Four Black Sarasota Artists You Need to Know

These men are constantly creating new work—and challenging existing ideas about inclusion in the art world.

08/18/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Table talk

Food Writer Alexander Lobrano Discusses His New Memoir, My Place at the Table

Lobrano will discuss his work and career during a Bookstore1Sarasota Zoom event on Thursday, Aug. 19.

08/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


A Sarasota Music School Is Hosting a Back-to-School Party

The Music Compound event will include live musical performances, bounce houses, food trucks, beer samples, crafts and more.

08/13/2021 By Staff

First Person

Siesta Key Doesn't Reflect Reality in Sarasota—But That's OK

The love-it-or-hate-it MTV show recently wrapped its fourth season.

08/12/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

"Pippin" opens in Manatee, several "last chance" opportunities, and live jazz at Fogartyville.

08/12/2021 By Kay Kipling


Registration Open for Sarasota County's 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

The online event will be held Nov. 10 and feature speakers Meg Lowman, Rob Greenfield and Tai Simpson.

08/11/2021 By Staff

What We're Reading

What Our Editors Are Reading Right Now

Need a good book for lounging by the pool? We've got you covered.

08/11/2021 By The Editors

Fast Track

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Members of National Curatorial Council

They are Nataki Garrett, Mitchell Jackson and Terrance McKnight.

08/10/2021 By Staff


Stephen King Talks Writing, Covid, Piney Point and Red Tide on The Late Show

For such a small city, Sarasota sure seems to make the news a lot.

08/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

Team Sarasota

Here's How Our Sarasota Athletes Did at the Olympics

Nelly Korda won a gold medal for golf, and Emma Weyant and Mary Tucker both won silver medals for swimming and rifle, respectively.

08/09/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

A virtual play fest, treetops talk, summer movies and more.

08/05/2021 By Kay Kipling


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships

This year, WBTT had enough funding to provide eight young people with scholarships of $2,000 each.

08/04/2021 By Staff

spectacular shows

Circuses Are Back

Circuses are finally back in Sarasota after Covid-19 prevented shows last year. Kick off August by checking out two circuses this weekend.

08/04/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein