New Season, New Rules

Sarasota Arts Groups Announce New Indoor Safety Measures

#SafeArtsSarasota protocols have been revised for indoor shows.

09/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 6-12

WBTT delivers soul music outdoors, the Sarasota Film Festival continues, Best of Ringling goes online, and more.

05/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota April 15-21

An outdoor concert at Asolo Rep, celebrating the circus at The Ringling, BBQ and bluegrass and more.

04/15/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: March 11-17

Comedy outdoors, a fine arts show at Lakewood Ranch, and music galore.

03/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Feb. 11-17

It's opera season at last, Selby Gardens goes Pop!, WBTT lights up the night, and much more.

02/11/2021 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

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

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

More Arts Updates

Sarasota Orchestra Postpones Scheduled Concert Season

The orchestra faces the effects of the pandemic when it comes to presenting live performances.

08/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sneak Preview

Conductor JoAnn Falletta Returns to Lead the Sarasota Orchestra Next Month

Falletta makes a return visit to lead the Sarasota Orchestra in concert Dec. 6-8.

11/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

The man with the baton

Five Takeaways From a Talk With Acclaimed Conductor Gerard Schwarz

Schwarz will guest-conduct three performances of music by Strauss, Mozart and Dvořák with the Sarasota Orchestra Nov. 8-10.

10/31/2019 By Olivia Epstein

The Next Stage

Big Moves are Coming for Three Performing Arts Groups

Lots of change is on the horizon for the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra and the Players.

10/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: March 30-April 5

The Sarasota Film Festival opens, a Whiskey Obsession Festival, La Musica and more.

03/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: March 16-22

Once comes to the Van Wezel, Selby Gardens’ outdoor music series, a biocruise aboard the Carefree Learner and more.

03/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: March 2-8

A jam-packed Sarasota Jazz Festival, WBTT’s newest musical revue, Fairy House Festival at Historic Spanish Point and more.

03/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Feb. 23-March 1

Spring training starts, Mote premieres an exhibit with teeth, Lang Lang at the Van Wezel and more.

02/23/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 2-8

Sarasota Highland Games, Itzhak Perlman at the Van Wezel, Lakewood Ranch arts festival and lots more.

02/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Gladys Knight and Kenny Rogers at the Van Wezel, the Suncoast Blues Festival and more.

01/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 19-25

Tribute to Elton John, Illusionist Adam Trent, Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival and more.

01/18/2017 By Ilene Denton