The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Jan. 2-8

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, Itzhak Perlman at the Opera House, "The Book of Mormon" at the Van Wezel and more.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Awards

'Lights in Bloom' Named to USA Today Top 10 List

Lights in Bloom was selected as a nominee in November by an expert panel, and the public voted for the finalists.

12/16/2019 By Staff

Weekend Planner

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

Lights in Bloom at Selby Gardens, "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at the Van Wezel, and more.

12/12/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Oct. 10-16

Fall festivals, the Selby Gardens Orchid Show opens, an Indian dance ensemble at The Ringling and more.

10/10/2019 By Ilene Denton

Blossoms of Asia

Asian Art Comes to Life in Selby Gardens' Newest Orchid Show

In Asian cultures, the orchid, plum blossom, bamboo and chrysanthemum are known as the Four Gentlemen, representing the four seasons; the orchid is spring.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sponsored Content

The Orchid Show 2019 at Selby Gardens: Blossoms of Asia

Celebrate the diversity, beauty and symbolism of one of Asia’s most revered plants starting October 12th – presented by Better Gro.

10/01/2019

Weekend Planner

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

Passerine at the Blue Rooster, $7 Saturdays at Mote Aquarium and more.

09/05/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 11-17

Lots of laughs at FST’s Improv Festival, Dig the Beach volleyball tourney and more.

07/11/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: July 5-10

Powerboat races, Splashin’ Saturdays at Selby Gardens, Play in the Park Day at CoolToday Park and more.

07/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: June 27-July 4

Fireworks! Big racing boats! A kayak festival at Snook Haven! And much, much more.

06/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: June 13-19

Ari and The Alibis at Selby Gardens, Father's Day "orienteering" at Oscar Scherer State Park and more.

06/13/2019 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Selby Gardens Announces Its 2020 Exhibition

The gardens will partner with the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg to present botanically themed works by Salvador Dali.

05/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: April 11-17

The Sarasota Film Festival continues, a free downtown family arts fest, Second City at the Van Wezel and much more.

04/11/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Feb. 21-27

Spring training opens, the Italian Feast & Carnival spices up Venice, Sarah McLachlan returns to the Van Wezel and much more.

02/21/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Dec. 20-26

Lights in Bloom opens at Selby Gardens, last chance to see "The Music Man" at Asolo Rep and more.

12/20/2018 By Ilene Denton

Plant Sale Preview

Selby Gardens Holiday Tree Bromeliads Go on Sale Jan. 10

The holiday tree is on display starting Dec. 18.

12/18/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Oct. 25-31

Selby Gardens Spooktacular, season openers at the Opera and Ballet, and more.

10/25/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 11-17

Eddie Izzard at the Van Wezel, Selby Gardens' Orchid Show and lots more.

10/11/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 6-12

A tribute to the Queen of Soul, Music on Main at Lakewood Ranch and more.

09/06/2018 By Ilene Denton