Performing Arts

The New Maestro

Acclaimed Conductor and Musician Bramwell Tovey Takes Up the Baton for Sarasota Orchestra

Tovey also serves as artistic adviser to the Rhode Island Philharmonic and as principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

12/03/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Bradenton Blues Festival, a Siesta Beach Seafood Festival, Cinderella, a premiere at Florida Studio Theatre, and more.

12/02/2021 By Kay Kipling

Free & Freeish

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing With These Free Arts Experiences

Free admission to the Ringling on Mondays, author talks at local bookstores, historic driving tours—there's something for everyone.

12/01/2021

Top Tickets

Here Are the Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during December.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Hair Offers Sunshine and Darkness

The always changing show presents a new version, for a new generation.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Health care

CAN Community Health Partners With Arts Groups for World AIDS Day Events

World AIDS Day takes place every Dec. 1.

11/24/2021 By Staff

Review

Come From Away Rouses at the Van Wezel

The true-life Broadway musical hit takes a warm, engaging look at humanity in the dark time of 9/11.

11/24/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Holiday shows and music at the Van Wezel, WBTT, Florida Studio Theatre and more.

11/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

Theater

Melba Moore to Perform at WBTT's Fall Gala

Tickets are available for a livestream of the gala on Dec. 4.

11/22/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

"Come From Away" and a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Van Wezel, "Nine Sinatra Songs" from the Sarasota Ballet, a waterfest and more.

11/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Asolo Rep opens season with Hair, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic returns, fests celebrate art, music and stone crab.

11/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Rocks Out with Buddy--The Buddy Holly Story

Short on story but long on music, the show captures the excitement of Holly's songwriting career.

11/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Restoration

Ringling Museum Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Restore Aeolian Organ

The restoration will take more than two years.

11/05/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Fairs and festivals, the Sarasota Orchestra's Masterworks series begins, On the Town with Choral Artists and more.

11/05/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Updates Classic Morality Play Everyman with Everybody.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist asks eternal questions with a generous dose of wit.

11/04/2021 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Here Are the Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during November.

11/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen Mixes Humor and Loss

Terry Guest's two-character play welcomes Urbanite audiences back to the theater with heart.

10/31/2021 By Kay Kipling

Health

Can Improv Classes Sharpen Your Mind?

Improvisation classes are not just for actors. Florida Studio Theatre offers improv for anyone looking to improve mental health, cognition and memory.

10/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Arts

Michael Saunders & Company President Joins Van Wezel Foundation Board

Drayton Saunders was recently appointed to the position.

10/21/2021 By Staff

The Arts

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Collaboration With Booker High School

Hermitage @ Booker will kick off on Friday, Dec. 17, with a performance by jazz bassist and composer Luke Stewart.

10/21/2021 By Staff