Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Classical concerts, an Italian feast and carnival in Venice, Disney's Beauty and the Beast onstage and more.

02/24/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Circus Sarasota Offers the Usual Popular Mix of Daring, Dogs and More

Performances of the circus last season were affected by the pandemic, but now the one-ring show returns with the fun and feats fans are used to.

02/21/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

In FST's The Play That Goes Wrong, Disaster Delivers Hilarity

The comedy was delayed by Covid-19 issues, but the laughs are worth waiting for.

02/21/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Great Leap Mixes Sports, Politics and Personal Drama

This Lauren Yee play, centered on a crucial basketball game in China, takes the ball and runs with it. It in rotating rep through April 2.

02/17/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Meet the champions of the Atlanta Braves, rev your motors for Thunder by the Bay, enjoy fresh seafood at a festival in Cortez, and more.

02/17/2022 By Kay Kipling

A Tribute

Patti Smith Performs at Selby Gardens and Reminisces About Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

The one-time punk rocker spoke about her life and work with the late Robert Mapplethorpe, in connection with a Selby exhibit of their art.

02/16/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Circus Sarasota returns, the opera season opens with Tosca, work by Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith on view at Selby Gardens, and more.

02/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Giving Hunger the Blues, orchestral concerts, Dave Barry speaks and more.

02/03/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Gershwin Musical An American in Paris Gets an Update for the Stage

Music, dance, love and art combine in a retelling of the classic film story.

02/03/2022 By Kay Kipling

Romance Reigns

Seven Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Looking for something to do with your sweetie besides dine this Valentine’s Day? Check out these entertainment offerings.

02/03/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Visions in Black Show Includes Work by Sarasota-Based Artists

The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative exhibition highlights the work of artists of African descent.

02/02/2022 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 this month.

02/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Harry Connick Jr. entertains at the Van Wezel, The Sarasota Ballet performs, Emanuel Ax plays Chopin, and more.

01/27/2022 By Kay Kipling

Master Plan, Master Artist

An Evening at Selby Gardens: Of Money and Mapplethorpe

A Chairman's Circle Dinner was the occasion for announcing good financial news, and learning more about photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

01/25/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Grand Horizons: Maybe Not So Golden Years

In Bess Wohl's comedy, 50 years of marriage may be enough for one Florida couple.

01/23/2022 By Kay Kipling

No Show

WBTT's Premiere of Ruby Latest Victim of Covid Cases

Performances will not go on as planned due to positive test results amid cast and crew.

01/20/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

PINCfest takes over the Rosemary District, Asolo Rep opens a new show, tango at the Van Wezel and more.

01/20/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's The Smuggler Both Charms and Chills

This one-man play about an Irish immigrant trying to make it in America is a dark comedy with teeth.

01/16/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Our Town: A Play for All Times

Some contemporary touches distinguish this production of Thornton Wilder's classic, but the message is eternal.

01/15/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Jay Leno at the Van Wezel, the Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival, Embracing Our Differences and more.

01/13/2022 By Kay Kipling