Gap year

The Director of an Oscar-Nominated Film Returns to Sarasota for a Special Screening

Filmmaker Bing Liu will be present at a showing of his documentary, Minding the Gap, at New College of Florida on Friday, April 19.

04/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

CABARET

Alan Cumming Dazzles Audiences with 'Legal Immigrant'

Celebrated actor and performer Alan Cumming brings his new show 'Legal Immigrant' to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, April 20.

04/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Women Playwrights the Focus at Florida Studio Theatre

New works by four female voices are given staged readings at FST in the next few weeks.

04/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

World tour

Three-Day Ringling Festival Celebrates the Culture of India

A Journey Through India includes a Bollywood dance festival, live music from a sitar master, lectures on Indian culture, a market with food and artisan goods and more.

04/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Ringling Inspires

The Ringling Gives 100 Million Thanks for the Completion of its $100 Million Campaign

Funds raised have transformed the museum complex.

04/08/2019 By Ilene Denton

Limelight

Sarasota Opera 60th Anniversary

The opera celebrated its diamond anniversary with a concert and dinner.

04/08/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Review

Asolo Rep's The Cake: Just Try a Piece

Bekah Brunstetter's comedy-drama asks for a little more understanding.

04/07/2019 By Kay Kipling

In the Spotlight

Sarasota Film Festival Opens with Mike Wallace Is Here

The documentary about the late television journalist is both personal and wide-ranging.

04/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Sarasota Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet

The 21st annual festival kicked off with a screening at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium and a party at the Sarasota Modern Hotel.

04/06/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Hakuna Matata

Disney's The Lion King Generates an Estimated $11.4 Million Economic Impact

The show broke the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s record for the highest-grossing and most-attended engagement in its history.

04/05/2019 By Staff

The Fourth Quarter

Photojournalist David Burnett’s Ringling Museum Exhibit Turns the Lens on Senior Athletes

Burnett has captured senior athletes in Alabama, California, New Jersey, upstate New York, at a boxing gym in Brooklyn and at the Huntsman Senior Olympics in Utah, and at the National Senior Olympics in Las Vegas, where 20,000 people competed.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: April 4-10

Sarasota Film Festival and Chalk Festival return to downtown Sarasota, Free Day at the Ringling Museum and much more.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

AMPED UP

Homegrown Palooza Wants to Revitalize the Local Music Scene

With a roster of nine local rock n' roll acts slated to perform, the first annual HomeGrown Palooza festival will take place on April 20 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

04/03/2019 By Giulia Heyward

End times

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 12: 'Cheers to the End of Summer!'

In the season finale, the producers work overtime to tie up all the loose ends.

04/03/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Urbanite Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

As always, new works and new voices in theater will be presented.

04/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Eat up

An Adult Easter Egg Hunt, a Cheese Seminar and More of This Week's Best Dining Events

The 29th annual Florida Winefest Auction and a brewery drum circle are just some of this week's fun food happenings.

04/03/2019 By Giulia Heyward

BMX

Sarasota BMX Celebrates 45 Years

The organization will hold a full day of anniversary activities this Saturday, April 6.

04/03/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Historic Spanish Point Bee-Dazzled Spring Luncheon

A bee-inspired menu was served, and Sarasota Honey Company head beekeeper Alma Johnson spoke about bees and the products she sells.

04/03/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

PUBLIC ART

Sarasota Celebrates New Addition to Public Art Collection

Jeff Laramore's "Jumping Fish" sculpture is the 84th piece to be added to the City of Sarasota public art collection. A dedication ceremony will take place on April 8 at 5:30 p.m.

04/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite Visits to Sign New Book of Essays

The "Cathy" creator has long had a connection to Sarasota: her parents.

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling