RIAF Opening Night Party

The Ringling's West Courtyard was the setting for the event, which featured food from local restaurants and entertainment.

10/19/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


2017 Ringling International Arts Festival Kicks Off

The first performance of the fest features characters on the lam using a giant video screen.

10/19/2017 By Kay Kipling

Music to Our Ears

Violin Shop Sarasota Opens on First Street

Violin Shop Sarasota makes, sells and repairs string instruments in its new downtown Sarasota store.

10/18/2017 By Ella Melzer

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 19-25

Fall Garden Music concerts kick off at Selby Gardens, RIAF continues at The Ringling and more.

10/18/2017 By Ilene Denton

When Icons Unite

When Fashion and Fine Art Converge: The Dalí & Schiaparelli Exhibition Debuts in St. Pete

The Dalí Museum introduces first-ever retrospective exhibition with icons Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí.

10/17/2017 By Heather Dunhill


Lilly Pulitzer Luncheon

The Sarasota Yacht Club was the setting for this colorful luncheon benefiting Junior League of Sarasota programs.

10/17/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Annual Celebration of the Arts Coming Oct. 23

The evening at the Van Wezel highlights the artistic talent of Sarasota County.

10/17/2017 By Kay Kipling

The Seen

Photos From the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce's Consumer Expo

Dozens of area businesses showcased their products at the Venice Community Center.

10/17/2017 Photography by Lori Sax


SPARCC Amazing Raise and Raise the Roof

Twenty teams of eight players set out on a chauffeured scavenger hunt, followed by a celebration at Michael's On East.

10/16/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Soars with In the Heights

The company's season opener boasts strong performances, lots of energy and some new voices telling Lin-Manuel Miranda's moving story.

10/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Tervis Time

Design Your Own Tervis Tumbler at "The Lab" in Osprey

Located at the heritage Tervis Factory Store in Osprey, "The Lab" lets customers design and build their own Tervis Tumblers.

10/16/2017 By Ella Melzer


Key to the Cure

Hundreds of women--and some men--crowded Saks Fifth Avenue for this annual event to benefit Sarasota Memorial's cancer care programs.

10/13/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


SCOPE Boundary Crosser Award Celebration

Michael Klauber was this year's honoree for the award, which celebrates those who cross lines that traditionally divide community.

10/12/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 12-18

Willie Nelson at the Van Wezel, RIAF returns to The Ringling, the Selby Gardens Orchid Show opens and more.

10/11/2017 By Ilene Denton

The Seen

Photos From the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting

The chamber held its 97th annual membership meeting at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

10/11/2017 Photography by Lori Sax


Your Guide to Halloween in Sarasota 2017

Ghost tours, trick-or-treating, and other spooky events taking place throughout the month of October in Sarasota. (We'll keep this list updated through Halloween.)

10/10/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

The arts

Sarasota Theater Selects New Marketing, Communications Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired John Secor as its marketing and communications director.

10/09/2017 By staff


Goodwill Community Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner

The dinner honored those supporting Goodwill's programs and mission.

10/06/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Freedom Awards Banquet

The 32nd annual Sarasota County NAACP event honored those working for civil rights and social justice.

10/06/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Oct. 5-11

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s "In the Heights;" Beer, Bands and BBQ; FST Children’s Theatre and more.

10/05/2017 By Ilene Denton