Limelight

Sarasota Magazine Platinum Party 2019

The party celebrated those retailers on the magazine's Platinum list for upscale shopping locally.

09/27/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

A whole new world

The Bishop's New 'Backyard Universe' Opens Oct. 1

The new space is intended to offer a fun, hands-on experience that encourages children to interact with science.

09/26/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Preview

Urbanite's 2019 Modern Works Festival Celebrates Women in Theater

The second annual festival presents new plays in staged readings Oct. 8-13.

09/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Ski-A-Rees kicks off its fall show season, a big Venice Beach party, the Sarasota Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Fifth and more.

09/26/2019 By Ilene Denton

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Launches 'Single Ticket Club'

The program offers tickets for theater lovers who don't have anyone to attend shows with and don’t like to go alone.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Lectures

New College of Florida Presents 'Religion in Sarasota' Series

Talks will focus on religious identity, mindfulness, faith and ethics.

09/24/2019 By Staff

Conferences

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College Announces Fall Conference

This fourth annual event features speakers and networking sessions offering useful strategies on retirement’s social, financial, and practical implications.

09/24/2019 By Staff

Toy Story

Local Artist Upcycles Nostalgic Children's Toys

Environmentally conscious painter Suzy Kalin turns old Troll Dolls into miniature works of art.

09/24/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Lectures

TEDxUSFSM Announces November Lecture

Audience applications are open until Sept. 26; per TEDx guidelines, no more than 100 attendees may attend the event.

09/23/2019 By Staff

Limelight

A Taste of Downtown September 2019

The Sarasota Opera presented its sixth annual Taste of Downtown, and participants sang the praises of a couple dozen top restaurants that served bites of their best fare.

09/23/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 19-25

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, a bhangra dance party at The Ringling, free admission to area museums and more.

09/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Historical Trolley Tours, Midcentury Modern Home Tours and More

A look at upcoming home-related events.

09/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

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.

09/17/2019 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 By 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