Sleighbells Ring

Your Guide to the Holidays

There's something for every age and interest.

12/14/2017 By Ella Melzer

Preview

Downtown's New Art Ovation Hotel Offers Guests a Sneak Peek

The hotel on Palm Avenue aims to provide a focus on Sarasota's arts and cultural opportunities.

12/14/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Dec. 14-20

John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker, a holiday screening of Elf and more.

12/14/2017 By Ilene Denton

Year in Review

Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

Hurricane Irma, MTV's Siesta Key, the best restaurants in Sarasota and more—here's what you were buzzing about this year, Sarasota.

12/14/2017 By Megan McDonald

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Dec. 7-13

The Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, 98˚ at Christmas, Too Hot to Handel and more.

12/07/2017 By Ilene Denton

It's Showtime

The Sarasota Culture Collective is Accepting New Members

The Culture Collective allows anyone ages 21 to 39 to experience Sarasota's vibrant and growing arts community.

12/07/2017 By Ella Melzer

Limelight

Embracing Our Differences Luncheon

Board members, donors and school system partners celebrated the upcoming 15th annual art exhibit, which will take place at Bayfront Park.

12/06/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Limelight

Sonata a Due

Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and a recital at the Field Club to open La Musica's upcoming season.

12/06/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Turing Tragic Into Teachable

New Art Exhibit Debuts at Mote This Weekend

Artist Angela Pozzi's sculptures of marine life are made entirely of plastic and other debris.

12/05/2017 By Ella Melzer

Limelight

Designing Women Boutique's Jazzy Nights Gala

Michael's On the Bay at Selby Gardens was the setting for the party.

12/04/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Christmas Time Is Here

The Charlie Brown Christmas Live Show Brings Vince Guaraldi's Soundtrack to Life

The national touring show hits the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.

12/04/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Holiday Cheer

White House Decorator Coleen Christian Burke Will Speak at Selby Gardens Next Week

Coleen Christian Burke shares behind-the-scenes stories of all the "blood, sweat and glitter" involved in decorating the White House for the holidays.

12/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Your Shot

Hamilton is Coming to The Straz

Combine rap, show tunes and American history and what do you get? Award-winning entertainment that's created a national obsession.

11/30/2017 By Ella Melzer

Insider's Guide 2017

A Look at The Ringling's New Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

A new pavilion showcases this popular medium—and will be free to visitors.

11/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Things to Do With Kids

Sarasota has plenty for kids to do.

11/30/2017

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Local Theater

The region’s theaters offer a world of family-friendly experiences.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

MTV's Siesta Key Shines a Light on Local Nightlife

Millions of Americans now know about some of Sarasota’s most popular nightspots.

11/30/2017 By Megan McDonald

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

A Sarasota Ballet world premiere, LeAnn Rimes at the Van Wezel, holiday festivities and lots, lots more.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

Cuban Guitarist Renesito Avich Livens Up Sarasota

Arvich plays the national instrument of Cuba—a tres guitar—all over Sarasota.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Into the Wild

Volunteers from All Over the Country Help Keep Myakka Running

Some are locals who sign up for a few hours or days a month; others—mainly retirees—come in their campers from all over the country and live in the park for months on end.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel and Kay Kipling