Glow up

Water Lantern Festival Comes to Sarasota Next Month

The event will allow guests to release a personalized floating lantern at Nathan Benderson Park.

1:14pm By Olivia Epstein

Inspo on the go

What's in His Bag: Ringling College Instructor George Cwirko-Godycki

A peek at the artist essentials that illustrator and Instagram sensation Cwirko-Godycki carries with him every day.

09/13/2019 With Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Rowing

Nathan Benderson Park to Host 2022 International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships

Along with the 2022 championship event, NBP will play host to the 2021 U.S. Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF) National Championships.

09/12/2019 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 12-18

A Venice Oktoberfest, Payne Park yoga festival and more.

09/12/2019 By Ilene Denton

Slime time

'Slime Blowout' Coming to Sarasota Next Month

The convention will feature several "VIP Slimers," plus an ASMR film festival.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Philanthropy

Selby Foundation Gives $125,000 for New State College of Florida Concert and Recital Hall

Scheduled to open in 2021, the SCF Studio for the Performing Arts will be a nearly 15,000-square-foot facility.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Sept. 5-11

Passerine at the Blue Rooster, $7 Saturdays at Mote Aquarium and more.

09/05/2019 By Ilene Denton

Stranger Than Fiction

The Haunting True Story of Grey Gardens Comes to the Manatee Players Stage

Given its subject matter, Grey Gardens seems natural for the Manatee Players’ “Action Through Acting” series, which partners with nonprofits to raise awareness about community issues.

09/05/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre 2019-20 Season Presents Music, Comedy and Drama

The mainstage season opens with a Florida premiere: the musical Bright Star.

09/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Does Doping Duty at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships

The very integrity of the entire sport was in Mr. C's hands.

09/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

What I've Learned

Tennis Pro Jimmy Arias on Young Stardom, Starting Over and Coaching

"Playing to your strengths is crucial.”

09/01/2019 By David Hackett

History Buffs

A Sarasota Duo's Historical Experiences Educate and Entertain

Offering everything from live events to a podcast, Compass Rose will lead you down a rabbit hole of Sarasota history.

08/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

A musical tribute to Frankie Valli, Labor Day savings at Sarasota Jungle Gardens and more.

08/29/2019 By Ilene Denton

Preview

The Van Wezel's 50th Anniversary Season Is a Mix of Familiar Favorites and Local Premieres

Pop singers, comedians, and yes, naked magicians are taking the hall stage.

08/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

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

A classic movie at the Opera House, live music at the Blue Rooster and Fogartyville, and more.

08/22/2019 By Ilene Denton

Baseball

Baltimore Orioles Announce 2020 Spring Training Season

The 16-game home schedule will include eight weekend games.

08/19/2019 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Aug. 15-21

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, flutist Robert Mirabal and more.

08/15/2019 By Ilene Denton

Scholarships

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships to Young Artists

Recipients were presented with $1,000 scholarships for studies in a college or conservatory program in the arts or arts management for the 2019-2020 academic year.

08/13/2019 By Staff

Killing It

Emanne Beasha Wins the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent

The 10-year-old opera singer from North Port gets the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Jay Leno in the Judges' Cut round of the show.

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Review

Dog Days Theatre Steers a Comedy with Heart in Harbor

Chad Beguelin's play deals with dysfunction, longing and love, but with laughter.

08/09/2019 By Kay Kipling