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

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Million Dollar Quartet

A high-energy production takes a look back at a moment in rock 'n' roll history.

11/14/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Matthew Holler

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

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 7 Things to Do: Oct. 13-19

RIAF arrives; the Van Wezel, WBTT and Sarasota Contemporary Dance open their seasons; free outdoor movie at Ed Smith Stadium; and lots more.

10/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

Picking a Winner

Pianist Jim Brickman Welcomes Young Talent

Local ninth-grader Jordan Evans to play with Brickman at his November Van Wezel concert.

10/04/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 22-28

Van Wezel’s last Friday Fest of the season; this Saturday’s free at South Florida Museum, Historic Spanish Point and The Ringling; and lots more.

09/22/2016 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

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces More Of Its Upcoming Season

The line-up includes several Sarasota premieres and a gala evening with Steve Martin and Martin Short.

08/30/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Aug. 25-31

Free outdoor concert at the Van Wezel, Selby's Secret Garden and more.

08/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 28-August 3

Jah Movement plays Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, last chance to catch Summer Circus Spectacular and more.

07/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: June 16-22

Louie Anderson at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Summer Circus Spectacular, Maks & Val of Dancing with the Stars and more.

06/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: June 9-15

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, Splashing Saturdays at Selby Gardens and lots, lots more.

06/09/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: April 28-May 4

The Van Wezel presents Chris Isaak and comic Billy Gardell, Sarasota Ballet’s season-closing performances, tango fusion quintet and more.

04/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Comic Stands

Talking To: Comedian Paula Poundstone

The comedian talks Trump, Robin Williams and falling into a vat of chocolate. She'll perform at the Van Wezel this Sunday.

04/11/2016 Edited by Hannah Wallace

Star Watch

Screen Star Sophia Loren Pays Sarasota a Visit

The actress talked about her career and accepted the Legend Award from the Sarasota Film Festival.

04/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: March 31-April 6

The Sarasota Film Festival begins, Chris Botti plays the Van Wezel, the Bishop Planetarium screens Star Trek and more.

03/31/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Preview

Van Wezel Announces Broadway, Dance and Classical Season

Included in the 2016-17 line-up: Broadway hit Kinky Boots.

03/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Weekend Starts Now

The Top 5 Things to Do This Week: March 24-30

The stars of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde visit the Van Wezel, the 4th Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival begins, paddling the Myakka River and more.

03/24/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff