V-DAY

Here's Everything You Can Do This Valentine's Day in Sarasota

From heart-shaped pizza and upscale dinner dates to wedding renewals and orchid shows, we've got a list chock-full of romantic ideas this Valentine's day. This list will be regularly updated.

02/05/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Limelight

Venice YMCA Black-Tie Gala

The 32nd annual dinner-auction took place at the SKY Family Y.

02/05/2019 Photography by Justin Fennell

Arts

Director Honored at St. Pete Film Festival

Sarasota filmmaker Kathryn Parks was recently honored at the Sunshine City Film Festival for her short film 50 Words.

02/05/2019 By Staff

Recap

Former FBI Director James Comey on Truth, Trump and Loyalty in Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Comey talked to the crowd at Van Wezel Hall about leadership, ethics—and his firing.

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Sarasota Opera Gala

"A Jeweled Affair" at the Ritz-Carlton helped open this year's winter opera season.

02/04/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

Limelight

Circus Arts Gala

This year's party under the Big Top led off with a cocktail hour followed by circus performers before dinner.

02/04/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

Sporting Life

Sarasota is a Hub for Recreational and Amateur Sports

“Tampa has professional sports. But for recreational and amateur sports, it’s hard to beat what’s going on in Sarasota.”

02/04/2019 By David Hackett

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Spencer House

This ultra-modern design has become iconic to Sarasota.

02/01/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Circus Act

Cirque Italia Comes to Palmetto

The first traveling Italian Water Circus comes to Palmetto to honor the area's circus legacy.

01/31/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Travis Tritt at the Van Wezel, “Knights” exhibit opens at the Ringling Museum and more.

01/31/2019 By Ilene Denton

I watched this so you don't have to

Recap: MTV Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 3: 'Sorry! I Don't Owe You Anything'

"Siesta Key" isn't slowing down, and neither are we. Let's get into it.

01/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Limelight

Sarasota Magazine's Generocity 2019

More than 400 people felt the power of purpose at this event bringing together nonprofits and those eager to make a difference.

01/30/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Coming Soon

Sarasota's Own Charlie Barnett in New Netflix Series Russian Doll, Starting Feb. 1

Barnett grew up on local stages and graduated from Booker High.

01/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Retail

American Spending During Super Bowl Expected to Reach $14.8 Billion

American adults plan to spend $81.30 on average while watching the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams play in Super Bowl LIII.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Events

'Creativity Conference' Scheduled for March 29-31

The Florida Creativity Conference is presented by the Florida Creativity Alliance, Inc., the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio Theatre.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Visible Men Impact Awards

The event honors those who mentor, educate and inspire under-served boys in the community.

01/28/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Review

WBTT Brings to Light James Baldwin's Seldom-Seen The Amen Corner

Baldwin's tale of a woman pastor and her Harlem congregation bears some resemblance to his own life story.

01/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a Stirring Journey

Simon Stephens' adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel takes us into the mind of young "detective" Christopher Boone.

01/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

It's A Hit!

New York Theater Writer Michael Riedel Recalls Some Unforgettable Show Biz Parties

Riedel, an author, radio host and frequent Sarasota visitor, is also the theater columnist for the New York Post.

01/25/2019 By Michael Riedel

Limelight

Friendship Centers' Blooming Friendships

Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens was the setting for this year's annual dinner.

01/25/2019 Photography by Lori Sax