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


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


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


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

New Music to Come

The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner for 2022 Is Composer Angélica Negrón

The multi-instrumentalist will compose an original work to premiere in Sarasota.

01/11/2022 By Kay Kipling


FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Belleville: Trouble in Paradise

For a young American couple in Paris, nothing is as it seems in this Amy Herzog play.

01/06/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

A paranormal circus in Palmetto, Sarasota Orchestra welcomes pianist Garrick Ohlsson, a bubble festival and more.

01/06/2022 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 during January.

01/05/2022 By Kay Kipling


Shows Postponed, Canceled Due to Covid-19

Both Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Florida Studio Theatre have had to make changes.

01/04/2022 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards

Carolina Franco Is Building a Hub for the Spanish-Speaking Community

Franco welcomes people of all ages to CreArte Latino Cultural Center, where she serves as co-founder, president and artistic director.

01/04/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

New Year's celebrations, Renee Fleming and Jefferson Starship at the Van Wezel, and more.

12/30/2021 By Kay Kipling

Year in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Arts and Entertainment Stories of 2021

Despite the ongoing pandemic, our arts and culture scene soldiered on this year.

12/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Listening to Diverse Voices

Stacy Hanan on Being Jewish in Sarasota

The longtime resident is deeply involved in our Jewish community, which is undergoing both demographic changes and unsettling examples of anti-Semitism.

12/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Pinecraft Christmas parade, Sailor Circus returns, Selby Gardens' "Lights in Bloom" continues and more.

12/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

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


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