Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 17-23

A bayside cabaret show, a new exhibit at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, and more.

09/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2020-21 Series

The hall forges ahead with a lineup of Broadway shows, classical music, dance and more.

04/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: Jan. 23-29

Loads of laughs with Steve Martin, Martin Short, Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner at the Van Wezel, and more.

01/23/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: Jan. 16-22

The Naked Magicians visit the Van Wezel, Mozart and Mahler with the Sarasota Orchestra and lots more.

01/16/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Tony Bennett at the Van Wezel, A Motown Christmas, Ai Weiwei’s “Lego Zodiac” and more.

11/28/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 21-27

Sarasota Ballet’s Symphonic Tales, the Englewood Beach Waterfest and more.

11/21/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Nov. 14-20

Dwight Yoakam and John Leguizamo at the Van Wezel, Giving Hunger the Blues and lots more.

11/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Fright Night on St. Armands, the Cine-World Film Festival, a downtown Sarasota country music festival and more.

10/31/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 19-25

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, a bhangra dance party at The Ringling, free admission to area museums and more.

09/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Preview

The Van Wezel's 50th Anniversary Season Is a Mix of Familiar Favorites and Local Premieres

Pop singers, comedians, and yes, naked magicians are taking the hall stage.

08/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Aug. 15-21

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, flutist Robert Mirabal and more.

08/15/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 18-24

Rebel Heart at the Van Wezel, more improv comedy at FST, the Smothers Brothers reunite at McCurdy’s and more.

07/18/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: June 20-26

Free outdoor concert at the Van Wezel, summer solstice yoga at the Ringling and more.

06/20/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: April 25-May 1

Sarasota Magazine's Best of Sarasota party, Rosanne Cash and Whoopi Goldberg at the Van Wezel and more.

04/25/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 18-24

A mega-Easter egg hunt at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Boz Scaggs and Alan Cumming at the Van Wezel and more.

04/18/2019 By Ilene Denton

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

CABARET

Alan Cumming Dazzles Audiences with 'Legal Immigrant'

Celebrated actor and performer Alan Cumming brings his new show 'Legal Immigrant' to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, April 20.

04/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Hakuna Matata

Disney's The Lion King Generates an Estimated $11.4 Million Economic Impact

The show broke the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s record for the highest-grossing and most-attended engagement in its history.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: April 4-10

Sarasota Film Festival and Chalk Festival return to downtown Sarasota, Free Day at the Ringling Museum and much more.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: March 21-27

Cirque des Voix under the Big Top, Five Centuries of Florida History festival and more.

03/21/2019 By Ilene Denton