No Big Top This Year

Circus Sarasota, Cirque des Voix and Annual Gala Canceled Due to Pandemic

Circus performances had been slated to take place Feb. 12 through March 7.

01/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards

Sarah Hernandez’s Work for Social Justice and Racial Equality Is Rooted in Her Own Heritage

“My interest has always been to be somebody who contributes to social justice,”

01/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards

Philip Tavill Is Dedicated to Helping Infants, Toddlers and Their Families Through Children First

“We want no wait list for care for children below the poverty line. We’ll never rest on our laurels.”

01/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Eye on the Prize

Playwright Aleshea Harris Wins 2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize

Hermitage Artist Retreat artistic director Andy Sandberg and jurors made the announcement Monday evening.

01/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Centennial Celebration

New Mural on Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Building Salutes History

Like the county, the Chamber is marking 100 years in 2021.

01/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Remembering the Jeopardy! Host

Saying Goodbye to Alex Trebek

A long time ago, in a game show galaxy not that far away, I got to meet Alex Trebek. His last show airs this week.

01/08/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 7-13

Outdoor concerts, rainforest masks for sale, astrophotography lessons and more.

01/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

In Town (Virtually)

Author Susan Orlean on the Importance of Libraries

Orlean will give a free talk as part of the Library Foundation for Sarasota County's "Love Our Libraries" celebration on Feb. 9.

12/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 31-Jan. 6

Your last chance for some holiday shows, plus the Sarasota Ballet's latest digital program and more.

12/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 24-30

Sailor Circus presents its holiday show, Van Wezel salutes the music of Budapest and Vienna, and more.

12/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Urbanite Theatre Announces 2021 Season

Outdoor play readings and virtual experiences are on the horizon.

12/21/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep Delivers a Welcome Holiday Package with We Need a Little Christmas

It's the first production on the company's new outdoor Terrace Stage.

12/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Come Together

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Adds New Board Members and Programs

The nonprofit aims to unify the community through the arts.

12/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 17-23

Asolo Rep gives us a little Christmas, it's Fiesta! Friday at Nathan Benderson Park, holiday pops ring out, and more.

12/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Teaching Kids with Talent

Rise Above Performing Arts Making Itself a New Home

The nonprofit aims to help musical and theatrical students spread their wings.

12/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Faces Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

The Conservatory's first-ever all-digital production raises some critical social questions through a series of monologues.

12/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 10-16

Selby Gardens lights up for the holidays, a Beethoven concert, Cabaret by the Bay and more.

12/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

10,000 Steps

Explore Your City With These Five Walking Adventures

Learn some history about the community, see the sights and feel better, too.

12/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Susan Burns, Kay Kipling, Allison Forsyth, and Ilene Denton

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 3-9

Holiday concerts and shows, college baseball, an FSU/Asolo Conservatory production and more.

12/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Art of Glass

New Works Highlight the Collection at The Ringling’s Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

Over the last decade or so, the popularity of glass as an art form has risen in Sarasota.

12/01/2020 By Kay Kipling