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Season Preview

Season Preview 2017-18

Your ultimate guide to Sarasota's jam-packed arts and entertainment season.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Top Stories

Rescuing the Reefs

Pioneering Research at Mote Marine Laboratory May Save the World's Dying Coral

Scientists are fighting to save the Florida Reef Tract, the contiguous United States' only coral reef—and the third largest reef system in the world.

11/01/2017 By Tony D'Souza

Cheers!

Best Happy Hours

Let the workday slide off your shoulders at these 12 great hotspots.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

Frankenstorm, Revisited

After Hurricane Irma

One year after writing about how a monster storm might affect Sarasota, Robert Bowden feared his story would come true.

10/30/2017 By Robert Bowden

Table of Contents

Arts & Entertainment

Machine Dreams

Toni Dove Brings Her High-Tech Approach to Art to The Ringling

Curator Matthew McLendon discusses the exhibit, which has been in the works for nearly four years.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Blues Man

Joe Louis Walker Will Headline This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Walker brings his scorching sound to this year's fest.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Gotta Dance

Sarasota Ballet Inspires a World Premiere by Marcelo Gomes

The ballet's passionate dancers—and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony—inspired Gomes' new work.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Sarasota's 2017 Arts and Entertainment Season

In a season packed with drama, dance, music, arts and more, the shows, festivals and concerts you must see.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Mr. Chatterbox

Sarasota's Hottest New Arts Groups

A cartoon view of some unlikely new organizations.

10/30/2017 By Robert Plunket

Biggest Man on Campus

A 6 Foot, 9 Inch, 400-Pound Teen at IMG Academy is Generating National Buzz

Football player Daniel Faalele is making headlines.

10/30/2017 By David Hackett

Bowling Them Over

Sarasota Hosts the National Lawn Bowling Championships

The Bowls USA US Open takes place Nov. 11-18.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

From the Editor

From the Editor: Life Without Art

Pam Daniel on the intersection of art, politics and freedom.

10/30/2017 By Pam Daniel

Viva Evita

Ana Isabelle Stars in Asolo Rep's Evita

Isabelle, named one of Billboard magazine's artists to watch, will play the controversial, charismatic Eva Peron.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Best of Sarasota

Cheers!

Best Happy Hours

Let the workday slide off your shoulders at these 12 great hotspots.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

Season Preview

Season Preview 2017-18

Your ultimate guide to Sarasota's jam-packed arts and entertainment season.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Eat & Drink

Turkey Tipples

The Best Wines to Pair With Your Holiday Dinner

A master sommelier's cheat sheet.

11/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Thanks for the Memories

The 12 Best Dishes Our Food Critic Ate This Year

Marsha Fottler shares her 12 top bites of 2016 (in no particular order).

11/01/2017 Photography by Marsha Fottler

Cheers!

"Make Mine a Single Malt"

Novelist Adam Davies on his love affair with Scotch.

11/01/2017 By Adam Davies

Cheers!

The High-Proof Smarts of Lila's Low-Proof Cocktail Menu

You don't need high-proof liquors to fix a memorable cocktail.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cheers!

How Sanitary Are Those Communal Bar Snacks?

We scooped up some nuts from a bowl at a local happy hour and had them analyzed. Here are the results.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cheers!

10 Cocktails to Drink Right Now

Consider this the happy hour hot list.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

Cheers!

The Best Happy Hours in Sarasota

A dozen hotspots where the drinks, food and deals will elevate your late-afternoon attitude.

10/31/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

Fashion & Shopping

Masterpiece Theater

From a Fashion Empire to a Cherry Pie, Eugene Stutzman Lives to Create

Sarasota's Eugene Stutzman was the founder of a fashion company that dressed Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda and many more.

10/30/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Home & Real Estate

Mod Man

MOD Weekend Honors Architect Tim Seibert

The fourth annual event takes place Nov. 10-12.

11/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Shopping

Trend Report: Celestial Creations

Hang up a piece of the cosmos in your home.

10/27/2017 By Heather Dunhill

News & City Life

Rescuing the Reefs

Pioneering Research at Mote Marine Laboratory May Save the World's Dying Coral

Scientists are fighting to save the Florida Reef Tract, the contiguous United States' only coral reef—and the third largest reef system in the world.

11/01/2017 By Tony D'Souza

Cheers!

The i-Ride is Downtown Sarasota's Newest Ride-Sharing Option

The low-speed cruisers make for a fun way to let you pack as many destinations as possible into that narrow happy hour window, without having to drive with a buzz.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Score!

How to Score a Great Deal on Local Arts Groups' Performances

The area’s performing arts troupes beckon with bargain tickets.

10/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Color Her Excited

The Evolving Plans for the Sarasota Museum of Art

Anne-Marie Russell is a woman on a mission.

10/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Power Player

County Commission Chair Paul Caragiulo Became a Social Media Hero After Hurricane Irma

Caragiulo tracked FPL's progress on his Facebook page.

10/30/2017 By Susan Burns

Frankenstorm, Revisited

After Hurricane Irma

One year after writing about how a monster storm might affect Sarasota, Robert Bowden feared his story would come true.

10/30/2017 By Robert Bowden

Ageless Annie

At 99, Annie Solomon Remains a Bright Light in the Local Arts Scene

Artists, art lovers, students and retirees all want to hang out with her.

10/30/2017 By Charlie Husking

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Flamingos at Jungle Gardens

This month: iconic pink flamingos at North Sarasota's Jungle Gardens.

10/30/2017 Illustrations by John Pirman

Made in SRQ

Made in SRQ: Chris-Craft's Catalina 30

Sarasota is a natural place to boat and make boats.

10/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Travel & Outdoors

Will Travel for Art

Local Arts Groups Offer Cool Cultural Trips

From Cuba to Italy, there's a trip for every arts lover.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling