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

Preview

Celebration of the Arts Coming Up Oct. 24

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County presents this event at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

10/12/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Aug. 18-24

Splash Bash at the Y, Mote’s Fins & Fun Family Festival, One Night Rodeo at the White Buffalo Saloon and more.

08/17/2016 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Gloria Musicae Takes Audiences On "Musical Journeys" With Coming Season

The performances range from Spanish to French to Hungarian compositions.

08/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Entertainment

Local Family Picked for Disney World Ad

Leon Pitts II, a founding member and frequent performer with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, recently earned an opportunity to film a commercial for Walt Disney World with his family.

07/18/2016 Research by staff

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's How I Got Over

Gospel music gets its due with this new production.

07/18/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do July 7-13

The Odd Couple meets Pulp Fiction in The Roommate at FST; a Florida artists exhibit at Art Center Sarasota and more.

07/07/2016 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

Teen Performers Wanted

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Offers New Summer Musical Training

Auditions take place June 11.

05/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Starlite's Grasshopper

This week: a creamy, minty after-theater indulgence from the Starlite Room.

05/25/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: May 19-25

Blues, Brews & BBQ; Mind Games, a Pool Moon Party and more.

05/19/2016 By Ilene Denton

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Driving Miss Daisy

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews Alfred Uhry's durable play.

04/25/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 14-20

Sarasota Magazine's Best of Sarasota party, Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, free admission to the Ringling Circus Museum and more.

04/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Opens at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe This Month

Tarra Conner jones stars as Ma Rainey in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

01/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Top Sarasota Events Picks: December 2015

Our top picks for December.

12/01/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Theater Review: WBTT's Cotton Club Cabaret

Kay Kipling reviews Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's "Cotton Club Cabaret."

07/13/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Sarasota Events: Top Tickets, February 2015

Arts editor Kay Kipling's shares her top tickets this month.

01/28/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Knock Me a Kiss

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this intriguing play set during the Harlem Renaissance.

01/12/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Black Nativity

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this musical retelling of the birth of Christ.

12/08/2014 By Kay Kipling

Article

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Bubbling Brown Sugar

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this musical set in Harlem.

04/16/2014 By Kay Kipling