Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 16-22

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cynthia Sayer’s Hot Banjo Show, Orioles Springfest and more.

02/16/2017 By Ilene Denton


Sarasota Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season

The season includes three mainstage premieres for the company, as well as a world premiere for its youth opera.

02/06/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top Things to Do: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Season openers for the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet and FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, plus Mary Chapin Carpenter and more.Il

10/26/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 8-14

Ski-A-Rees fall season starts, A Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Fest and more.

09/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

New Hires

Sarasota Opera Hires Two

Two new employees recently joined Sarasota Opera: Steven Grair, the new director of production, and Stephen Fancher, the opera's newest development officer.

08/22/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota Opera's Victor DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government

The artistic director received the title of Cavaliere dell'ordine della Stella d'Italia for his contributions toward spreading Italian culture.

06/14/2016 By Kay Kipling

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

Opera Preview

The Next Sarasota Opera Season Offers "Sarasota Firsts"--and No Verdi.

The 2016-17 Sarasota Opera season features several Sarasota debuts.

04/20/2016 By Kay Kipling

Viva Verdi

Sarasota Opera Celebrates with Verdi Cycle Grand Finale

Artistic director Victor DeRenzi led the evening's concert to a triumphant conclusion.

03/22/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Weekend Starts Now

The Top 7 Things to Do This Week: March 17-23

Stomp returns to Sarasota, the Sarasota Orchestra celebrates Disney and Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul plays the Full Moon concert at Myakka River State Park.

03/17/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff


Top 5 Sarasota Events for January 2016

Our top picks for January.

01/01/2016 By Kay Kipling


Sarasota Culture Collective Kicks Off 2015-2016 Season

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County kicks off its 2015-2016 Culture Collective season on Thursday, Oct. 8.

10/06/2015 By Megan McDonald


Can Young Creatives Find Success in Sarasota?

Seven rising talents on honing their art in Sarasota.

07/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine


Top Tickets: Sarasota Events, October 2014

Our five picks for October.

09/24/2014 By Kay Kipling


Restaurant Review: Roast Restaurant & Bar in Downtown Sarasota

Plus: Why everyone goes to Rick's French Bistro.

03/03/2014 By John Bancroft


Top Tickets: February 2014 Sarasota Events

Our top picks for February.

01/31/2014 By Kay Kipling


From the Editor: The State of the Arts in Sarasota

The recession slammed arts groups all across the country. But for many Sarasota organizations, it's a different story.

11/01/2013 By Pam Daniel


Only in Sarasota Illustration: Sarasota Opera House, Pineapple Avenue

This month, John Pirman illustrates the iconic Sarasota Opera House.

11/01/2013 By Megan McDonald


What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: March 7, 2013

Sarasota events: March 7, 2013.

03/07/2013 By Megan McDonald


Media Picks

Our monthly media picks, plus news on the March 2013 Sarasota Half Marathon and more.

03/01/2013 By staff