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

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

Funny Guy

Comedian Brian Regan to Perform at Van Wezel Next Month

Brian Regan on how he writes a joke, his thoughts on Florida and the best heckle he's ever gotten.

03/11/2016 By Megan McDonald

Star Power

Sophia Loren to Accept Legend Award at 2016 Sarasota Film Festival

The Academy Award-winning actress will accept the award during an appearance at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

03/10/2016 By Megan McDonald

941CEO Daily

This Week's Good Deeds

Including: fundraisers for Healthy Start, the Florida Center for Early Childhood, Goodwill Manasota and more.

03/03/2016 Research by staff