Breaking News

Sarasota's Museum of African American History and Culture Announces Location

The museum will be housed in the historic Leonard Reid home, currently located at Seventh Street and Cohen Way in the Rosemary District.

07/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

Things To Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 16-22

Outdoor Yoga at The Ringling, a national exhibit opens at Art Center Sarasota and more.

07/16/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: Spice Boys in the Rosemary District, Fruitville Grove's strawberry festival, Parrish Heritage Day, a bestie brunch at Mote and a beer podcast at Calusa.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Just For Kids

Discover Sarasota Launches Magical Children's Tour

The Rainbows & Unicorns tour will show kids of all ages Sarasota's most whimsical destinations.

02/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

A whole new world

The Bishop's New 'Backyard Universe' Opens Oct. 1

The new space is intended to offer a fun, hands-on experience that encourages children to interact with science.

09/26/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Not a fossil

The Bishop Museum Stays Busy All Summer Long

The museum may be in the middle of a huge $15 million expansion, but there's plenty of reasons to visit in the meantime.

06/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Environment

Historian's Talk Will Raise Money for Maritime Museum

Historian Jack E. Davis, recently featured in Sarasota Magazine, will speak at a fundraiser for the Florida Maritime Museum on Thursday, March 14

01/25/2019 By Staff

Honors

Manatee County Visitors Bureau Hands Out Tourism Awards

The 2018 winners include Karen Riley-Love and Patrick Moreo.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New 'Passport' Created to Boost Cortez Businesses and Nonprofits

The Florida Maritime Museum and nearby merchants will soon offer a "Cortez Passport" intended to encourage visitors to explore the area.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Maritime Museum Renovates Historic Cortez General Store

The Florida Maritime Museum recently renovated Cortez's original general store to serve as a folk craft school and as storage and research space.

03/14/2018 By Staff

Weekly Planner

New Restaurant Openings, a Blues Festival, and a Michael's On East Wine Tasting

All this week has to offer for foodies and festival-goers.

01/25/2017 By Riley Board

Weekly Planner

A Walking Food and History Tour, a Holiday Scavenger Hunt, and More Local Dining Events

Including Savory Palate's Chef Series featuring Nicole Coudal.

12/07/2016 By Lana Allen

Weekly Planner

Taste of Gulf Gate, Chef Series & Wine Pairing Event, a Craft Beer Tour, and More Local Food Events

Plus, "wine down" after the election this week at Historic Spanish Point.

11/09/2016 By Lana Allen

On the Homefront

Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Starts Friday; Center for Architecture Lecture and Walking Tour

News and notes from the real estate, architecture and interior design industries.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Giving

Five Nonprofits Picked for Earned-Income Initiative

Five entrepreneurial nonprofits from Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties were recently selected to participate in an 18-month Patterson Foundation initiative.

08/23/2016 Research by staff

Retail

Gourmet Food Store Coming to St. Armands Circle

A Savory Palate, a new gourmet olive oil and vinegar store, will open soon at 26 N. Boulevard of Presidents on St. Armands Circle.

08/15/2016 Research by staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: May 12-18

A celebration of Asian arts, the Harvey Milk Festival returns to Five Points Park, a cool modern furniture sale and more.

05/12/2016 By Ilene Denton

Art Looks East

The Ringling Celebrates a New Direction

A community festival marks the opening of the museum complex's new Center for Asian Art.

05/10/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Road Trips

A variety of fun excursions await just north of Sarasota. Here are a few of our faves.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Only in Sarasota

Illustration: Center for Asian Art, The Ringling

John Pirman illustrates The Ringling's striking new Center for Asian Art.

04/01/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman