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Now playing April 19-25: Book and author events

LAURA AVERY of Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, will discuss the Schoenberg Collection of Rare Manuscripts Pre-1600. in the Macdonald-Kelce Library at… Read more »

Featured | This Weekend 

Top 10 Weekend Events

From the SFF to Ariel Quartet, barbecue and bluegrass to the Shamrock Neighborhood Circus, plan your weekend here…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Saturday | This Weekend 

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash

World-class bluegrass and world-champion barbecue…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Sunday | This Weekend 

Earth Day Fest

This fun and family-oriented event will feature live music, food vendors, tram tours, information and craft booths, demonstrations, native plants for sale, a photo exhibit… Read more »

Saturday | This Weekend 

Chef Robert Irvine

Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine – know for his rather militaristic style on shows like “Dinner: Impossible” – brings his travelling show to Van… Read more »

Drinks | Featured | Sunday | This Weekend 

Shamrock Neighborhood Circus

Live circus acts and great beer…. Read more »


Carlos Mencia

Famed (and infamous) comedian Carlos Mencia will bring his wry observations on culture, race and social class to Port Charlotte’s Visani this week. Know for… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 

Suncoast Boat Show

Need a new yacht, or just want somethig to tool around in on weekends? You’re in luck! Enjoy the great outdoors while pricing and comparing… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 

Top 5 for Free, Apr. 16-22

Lots of fun for not a lot of money…. Read more »

Featured | Friday | Music | Saturday | Soundboard | Sunday | This Weekend 

Soundboard Apr. 16-22

Hot shows this week: Bob Dylan at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Roberta Flack at Van Wezel, Jimmy Buffet in Tampa, Ship of Fools at Blue Rooster,… Read more »

Now Playing April 16-23: Dance

COMING UP SCF STUDENT DANCE RECITAL: The annual Spring Dance Recital, showcasing a variety of dance styles. April 28. Neel Performing Arts Center, SCF Bradenton,… Read more »

Now Playing April 16-23: Opera

SARASOTA “HEAR & NOW: ARIEL QUARTET”: A Perlman Music Program special alumni performance. April 19. Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave. 366-8450;

Now Playing April 16-23: Theaters

PROFESSIONAL THEATER SARASOTA “AMERICAN PIE”: This revue celebration American pop music in the 1960s offers a generous slice of nostalgia that needs a little more… Read more »

Now Playing April 16-23: Classical

SARASOTA “ENCHANTED APRIL: AN AFTERNOON WITH TWO VIOLINISTS”: Sarasota Orchestra violinists C.Y. Hong and Anne Chandra perform a recital program that includes works by Jean-Marie… Read more »

Featured | Photo Galleries 

Photo Gallery: Fiesta on Siesta

College beach volleyball teams from around the country hit the sands of Siesta Beach…. Read more »

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