Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $10 Million Donation

The Van Wezel Foundation recently received a $10 million legacy gift from the estate of Herta Klauser Cuneo, who died last September.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation President and CEO Steps Down

Monica Slater Van Buskirk recently resigned as the leader of the nonprofit after six years in the role.

01/15/2018 By staff

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Presents Its 2017-18 Line-up

Willie Nelson, George Benson, Audra McDonald and Diana Krall are among the stars headed our way.

08/27/2017 By Kay Kipling

Planning

Bayfront Planning Group Looking for Design Team

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization last week issued a Request for Qualifications to find a design team that will lead the creation of a comprehensive master plan for the bayfront.

07/24/2017 By staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: April 13-19

World Circus Day at The Ringling, an Easter egg hunt at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, David Sedaris at the Van Wezel and more.

04/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Van Wezel Announces 2017-18 Broadway, Classical and Dance Shows

Many of the shows and performers will be here for the first time.

04/04/2017 By Kay Kipling

Strictly Sedaris

David Sedaris Talks Comedy

Sedaris will give a talk April 19 at the Van Wezel.

03/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: March 23-29

"Chicago" comes to the Van Wezel, Cirque des Voix in the Circus Sarasota Big Top, a free Joy of Jazz concert and more.

03/23/2017 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 7 Things to Do: March 9-15

Kristin Chenoweth returns to the Van Wezel, Jim Breuer at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Paul Duffy plays Irish music and more.

03/08/2017 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. 16-22

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

02/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: Feb. 9-15

Circus Sarasota, Twyla Tharp, Madama Butterfly, Chagall at Selby Gardens and so much more.

02/09/2017 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: Dec. 22-28

“High Flying Holidays” with Sailor Circus, Community Chanukah Celebration, Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions and more.

12/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 8-14

Full moon kayaking, holiday boat parade, Garrison Keillor at the Van Wezel and more.

12/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 24-30

Jazz, comedy and rock ‘n’ roll at the Van Wezel, an international tennis tourney and Cigar Box Guitar Fest.

11/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Nov. 17-23

The Asolo Rep season opens with Guys and Dolls, Lindy on the Lawn at Historic Spanish Point, and lots more.

11/17/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Final Curtain

Is It Time to Tear Down the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall?

Ilene Denton on her love for the Van Wezel—and why she feels its time for a new performing arts hall.

10/27/2016 By Ilene Denton