Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Oct. 1-7

It's pumpkin festival time, plus a new Bistro at the Sarasota Art Museum opens, a contemporary dance season begins, and more.

10/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

NewStart

EnsembleNEWSRQ Announces 2020-21 Season

The chamber music ensemble begins its season with an October concert streamed online.

09/28/2020 By Kay Kipling

Life of the Party

A Life Well Lived: Annie Solomon Passes Away at 102

It's a great loss for family, friends and the arts community.

09/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 24-30

The Fabulous Independent Film Festival returns, Venice Theatre reopens and more.

09/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

The New Guy

New Music New College’s New Artistic Director Takes Audiences on a Discovery of Exciting 'New Sounds'

“It’s a wild time to be planning a concert series,” Mark Dancigers admits.

09/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

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

They Inspire Us

Meet Seven Bold Women With Fresh Ideas and Big Dreams

Whether they’re running a billion-dollar business or starting a nonprofit on a shoestring budget, these women are challenging and shaping what we’ve always a...

09/17/2020 By Jessika Ward, Megan McDonald, Giulia Heyward, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, Allison Forsyth, and Ilene Denton

The Survivor

Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good Works Tirelessly to Prevent Sex Trafficking

Melendez Fisher Good is the co-founder and CEO of Selah Freedom, one of the nations' leading anti-sex trafficking organizations.

09/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Latest News

A Season of Change for the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training

The 2020-21 schedule now features only two productions, one digital and one outdoors.

09/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Art for All

New Murals Herald the History of Lido Beach Pavilion

Work on a series of murals begins this weekend, and some community members are participating.

09/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Moment of Joy

The Many Pleasures of Mah Jongg

I loved to play with friends. Then, due to Covid, we couldn't. But a surprise visit brought a wonderful new opportunity.

09/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 10-16

Outdoor fun, an art exhibition, Manatee Players' "Doubt" in drive-in format, and more.

09/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sad Trombone

The Venice Symphony Postpones 2020-21 Season

The symphony plans to announce virtual concerts soon.

09/09/2020 By Kay Kipling

Timely Talk

New College Foundation's New Topics Series Season Announced

The six-part lecture series, via Zoom, will touch on issues from politics to economics to cybersecurity.

09/08/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Song Plays On

Choral Artists of Sarasota Announces 2020-2021 Season

The season will feature both in-person and virtual concerts, along with a long-delayed world premiere.

09/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Curtain Call

Paying a Last Visit to the Players Centre for Performing Arts' Longtime Home

A "So Long, Dearie" tour at the community theater means music, memories and the end of one part of the company's history.

09/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 3-9

The launch of a memoir at Bookstore1Sarasota, new art exhibitions, saying goodbye to the Players' longtime home, and more.

09/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Dance Celebration

Sarasota Contemporary Dance Announces Upcoming 15th Season

The 2020-21 season promises variety, along with limited seating and live streaming options.

09/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Winning Images

Selby Gardens' Photo Competition Celebrates Nature

The show highlights the fauna and flora of the downtown and Historic Spanish Point venues.

08/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

More Arts Updates

Sarasota Orchestra Postpones Scheduled Concert Season

The orchestra faces the effects of the pandemic when it comes to presenting live performances.

08/31/2020 By Kay Kipling