Arts & Entertainment

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

New Year's celebrations, Renee Fleming and Jefferson Starship at the Van Wezel, and more.

12/30/2021 By Kay Kipling

E.T. Phone Home

Our Editors' Favorite Sci-Fi Movies

January 2 is (unofficially) Science Fiction Day, in honor of sci-fi author Isaac Asimov's birthday. Here are our editors' favorite sci-fi films.

12/30/2021 By The Editors

Year in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Arts and Entertainment Stories of 2021

Despite the ongoing pandemic, our arts and culture scene soldiered on this year.

12/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

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How to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Sarasota-Manatee

A list of holiday parties, restaurant specials and more for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sarasota-Manatee.

12/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Spin It to Win It

A Local DJ Is Bringing 'Wax Wednesdays' to The Mable

Milo B. Fresh will spin rare records spanning decades of music at the new weekly series.

12/23/2021 By Marc Griffin

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Pinecraft Christmas parade, Sailor Circus returns, Selby Gardens' "Lights in Bloom" continues and more.

12/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

Meet Me at the Fishin' Hole

You've Got to See This Incredible Collection of Mayberry Memorabilia

Check out this holiday display of Mayberry memorabilia.

12/22/2021 By Susan Burns

Free & Freeish

Great Things to Do in Sarasota for Under $10

Sometimes the best things in life are free (or freeish).

12/21/2021 By The Editors

Grants

Florida Studio Theatre Awarded $200,000 Grant

The funds come from Jack and Priscilla Schlegel's fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

12/20/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Sarasota Ballet presents "Giselle," music from The Venice Symphony and Sarasota Orchestra, a holiday market and more.

12/16/2021 By Kay Kipling

Let's fantasize

Five Fake Hallmark Holiday Movies Set in Sarasota That Need to Happen ASAP

If you are rich and would like to finance any of these, have your people call my people.

12/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Miracles do happen

Musiq Soulchild Is Headlining a Free Family Event in Sarasota This Saturday

The Grammy-nominated R&B artist will headline an all-day event outside the Robert L. Taylor Community Center.

12/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Jolly Holiday

The Best Holiday Events in Sarasota-Manatee

'Tis the season to explore what Sarasota has to offer. Enjoy these holiday events, from light shows to musical performances and charity events.

12/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Winning Writer

Playwright-Director Radha Blank Receives Hermitage Major Theater Award

She is the first recipient of this new award, which includes money, a writing residency and a play workshop.

12/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Santa's New Sleigh

Check Out This Bradenton Company's Vintage Cars Decorated for Christmas

SeaSucker will park its cars at various locations in the coming weeks.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Preview

FST Announces Stage III Season

After a pandemic hiatus, the three-play series of new, intimate works returns in January.

12/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's America in One Room Hits All the Hot-button Issues

Jason Odell Williams' new play successfully mixes comedy and drama to good effect.

12/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Celebrity access

Guess What? We Now Have a Royce Gracie Day in Sarasota.

Mayor Erik Arroyo gave mixed martial arts superstar Royce Gracie the key to the City of Sarasota and named a day after him.

12/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Bragging Rights

Our Editor Cooper Levey-Baker Releases His Debut Novel Today

And Sarasota readers will recognize some familiar themes in "Dead Fish Wind."

12/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

Education

IMG Names Michael Lehan Head of School

Lehan was named Minnesota state’s 2020 Principal of the Year and previously spent six years playing in the NFL.

12/09/2021 By Staff