Weekly Planner

An Ethiopian Cooking Class, a Champagne Dinner and More Local Dining Events

Including the opening of the Rosemary Indie Market and JDub's food truck rally.

11/14/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Sand Sport

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Brings Friendly Competition to a Childhood Pastime

The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is less "fun in the sun" and more "blood, sweat and tears."

11/08/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Extra stuffing

This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

From medieval pub crawls to funky fermentation, there are plenty of stops on the way to Flavor Town this week.

11/07/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Coming Soon

Talking with Musician Dave Koz, Coming to Van Wezel for Christmas

The Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2018 heads to town Nov. 23.

11/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Crunching the numbers

Number of Sea Turtle Nests on Local Beaches Declines

This year's number remains the third highest recorded in the past 37 years.

10/31/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Sweet victory

Sarasota Pastry Chef Wins Food Network Competition

Ritz-Carlton executive pastry chef Lyndsy McDonald swapped candy canes for candy corn to win Food Network's 2018 Halloween Baking Championship.

10/30/2018 By Giulia Heyward

A Gentleman’s Guide to a Quick Costume Change

Adrienne Webber’s Costume Shop is Florida Studio Theatre’s Best-Kept Secret

10/29/2018 By Giulia Heyward

People's choice

Lila Ranked One of the 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

The Sarasota restaurant was one of four eateries in Florida to make the list.

10/25/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Words with Friends

Sarah Gerard Wants to Build a Literary Community in Sarasota

New College of Florida's writer-in-residence is organizing several literary events in the coming weeks.

10/25/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Tag team

Lyle Lovett Gives Fans a Stripped-Down Performance With Longtime Friend Robert Earl Keen

The duo will be performing at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

10/18/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Ghoulish Go-Tos

Your Guide to Halloween 2018

So we've got palm trees and 80-degree weather—you can still fully embrace the Halloween spirit thanks to these fun events.

10/18/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Honorable Mention

The Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebrates Those Working Behind the Scenes

On Oct. 22, the Arts and Cultural Alliance will celebrate those bringing arts and entertainment to everyone’s weekend calendar.

10/11/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Soul Food

Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest Returns to Newtown This Month

This soul food staple has found itself the center of an annual festival meant to bring the community together.

10/11/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Turn Your Television On

A New Documentary on the Circus Highlights the Ringling Brothers' Contributions

If the name Ringling isn’t reason enough to tune in, then the appearance of current Sarasotans interviewed will be.

09/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Fabulous Independent Film Festival Back on the Big Screen

The 2018 Fabulous Independent Film Festival will screen a roster of some of the year's best LGBT films this weekend.

09/27/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Just Desserts

Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chef Lyndsy McDonald Shares Ghoulish Goodies on Food Network

McDonald will compete on the Halloween Baking Championship, which is currently airing.

09/26/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Row Your Boat

2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta Heading to Sarasota

With the worst of red tide hopefully behind us, Sarasotans are gravitating towards the water with open arms.

09/13/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Francophile

Ringling Museum Showcases French Art at New Exhibit

With over 60 drawings on display, as well as accompanying prints and paintings, Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection will give viewers a crash course in the tradition of French art.

09/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Opening This Weekend

A Sneak Peek at Selby Gardens' 38th Annual Photo Competition

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens hosts the only local photography competition that's left in the area.

09/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Art for a Cause

Regan Dunnick's One-Man Show Opens Sept. 7 at Ringling College

A portion of the proceeds from prints sold will go toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Dunnick’s late wife.

09/05/2018 By Giulia Heyward