Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Sarasota Ballet presents "Giselle," music from The Venice Symphony and Sarasota Orchestra, a holiday market and more.

12/16/2021 By Kay Kipling

Winning Writer

Playwright-Director Radha Blank Receives Hermitage Major Theater Award

She is the first recipient of this new award, which includes money, a writing residency and a play workshop.

12/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

FST Announces Stage III Season

After a pandemic hiatus, the three-play series of new, intimate works returns in January.

12/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's America in One Room Hits All the Hot-button Issues

Jason Odell Williams' new play successfully mixes comedy and drama to good effect.

12/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Holiday lights bloom at Selby Gardens, Sarah Brightman sings Christmas at the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra concerts and more.

12/09/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Gets Joyful! Joyful! for the Holidays

A tune-packed revue offers lots of seasonal cheer, with a few surprises.

12/05/2021 By Kay Kipling

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

Museum Road Trips

These Six Museums Are Perfect Day Trips From Sarasota

From Dalí to Tiffany to classical and crafts, there’s plenty to dazzle the eye in neighboring museums.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling and David Warner

Museum Road Trip

Winter Park's Morse Museum Is Home to the Most Comprehensive Collection of Tiffany Pieces in the World

Galleries feature iridescent vases, tiles and plates, jewelry from the early 1900s, lamps and lighting from Tiffany and more.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Museum Road Trip

The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement Celebrates American Artisans

MAACM houses treasures from Gustav Stickley, Elbert Hubbard, the Byrdcliffe Colony and pottery maker William Grueby.

12/01/2021 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 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

Museum Road Trip

The Polk Museum Offers Fascinating Art in Lakeland

It exhibits a variety of changing shows by local, regional and national artists, even extending to artwork by young students.

12/01/2021 Photography by Kay Kipling

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

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

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