Rowing

Nathan Benderson Park to Host 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Rowing Team Trials

The 2020 trials event is expected to feature racing in eight Olympic events and three Paralympic events.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Water, Water Everywhere

Water Quality Summit Speakers Announced

The summit will run from 1-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in the Review High School auditorium.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Preview

Sarasota Opera 2019-20 Season Brings Back Some Favorites

The season also marks the return of the Artists Choice Concert.

05/23/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: May 23-29

Memorial Day at the Myakka River Blues Festival, Patriotic Pops at CoolToday Park and more.

05/23/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sounds of Summer

There’s Something New at This Year’s Long-Running Sarasota Music Festival

The 55th annual festival runs June 6-22, with a kickoff concert on June 1.

05/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Juicy trouble

Season Three of Claws Starts June 9

The hit TNT show, set in Palmetto, is an ideal summertime escape, with an exuberant, over-the-top panache.

05/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Preview

The Sarasota Ballet Announces Its 2019-20 Season

The season is a mix of company premieres, new works and returning favorites.

05/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 16-22

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s ‘70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium, a jazzy Garden Music concert at Selby Gardens and more.

05/16/2019 By Ilene Denton

Theater

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates the Work of Student Playwrights This Saturday

More than 6,000 students from around the world submitted plays to the theater's Young Playwrights Festival.

05/15/2019 By Olivia Letts

Weekly Planner

A Blue Crab Festival, Morton's 50th Anniversary Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also happening: a walking food tour and a grand opening for the new Newtown Farmers Market location.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

SNEAK PEEK

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Teases New Space at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than $7.2 million has been raised to cover the cost of the renovations.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Receives $15,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

The grant will help underwrite WBTT's production of Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West."

05/15/2019 By Staff

Art

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Gift of 12 Paintings

The donation comes from Sam Alfstad and Spanish painter Felix de la Concha.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Preview

Dog Days Theatre Offers Comedies This Summer

The third season for the summer company presents two shows not seen here before.

05/14/2019 By Kay Kipling

Encore

MTV's Siesta Key Has Been Renewed for a Third Season

Here's hoping Pauly's hilarious grandmother returns, too.

05/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Limelight

Dick Vitale Gala 2019

The gala raised more than $4.3 million for pediatric cancer research.

05/13/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Match Point

Love Soccer? The Sarasota Metropolis FC, the Region’s First-Ever Soccer Franchise, Won Its Inaugural Game

There are a handful of local boys on Metropolis, but many of the players are college students from around the world who play at D1 university programs. Nearly all of them have professional ambitions.

05/09/2019 By Isaac Eger

Preview

Manatee Players' 2019-20 Season Line-Up Promises Some Big Shows

Among them: Titanic, West Side Story and Matilda, the Musical.

05/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 9-15

Sarasota Orchestra plays Ed Smith Stadium, Harvey Milk Festival returns and more.

05/09/2019 By Ilene Denton

Awards

Southeastern Guide Dogs Film Named a “Best of the Best” Winner at Brand Film Festival in New York

The film helps tell the story of the organization, which provides guide dogs for the visually impaired and veterans with disabilities.

05/08/2019 By Staff