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Cooking | Featured 

Ticket Cookbook: 50 recipes from local restaurants

A year of tasty meals from local chefs that you can try out at home…. Read more »


Movie Review: 'Maze Runner'

Another dystopian teen novel made into a new movie franchise…. Read more »

Music | Saturday | Soundboard 

Skipper's Smokehouse Anniversary

Beloved Tampa music venue Skipper’s Smokehouse will celebrate its 34th anniversary this Saturday with a massive 12-hour free concert featuring a dozen local bands from… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday 

Youth Regatta

Sun, sand and sailboats on Charlotte Harbor on Saturday, courtesy of the Charlotte County Family YMCA’s 2nd annual youth regatta. The Regatta features a variety… Read more »

Music | Saturday | Soundboard 

Big Shoals

Gainesville rockers Big Shoals will bring its folk, country and rock hybrid sounds to the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Saturday. Known for… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday 

Electrify the Island

Want to free yourself from the shackles of the gas pump? Check out this weekend’s Electrify the Island outside Mote Marine Aquarium on City Island,… Read more »

Fanboy Expo

Billed “the ultimate fan experience,” the Fanboy Expo is sure to delight anyone who finds joy in getting up close and personal with celebrated TV… Read more »

A Taste of Downtown

Instead of sopranos or tenors, more than 20 local restaurants will take the stage at the Sarasota Opera House on Saturday for “A Taste of… Read more »


Life's A Beach Triathlon

If you’ve always dreamed of finishing a triathlon, then this weekend’s Life’s A Beach Triathlon might be for you. The organization’s goal is to make… Read more »

Manasota India Festival

Thousands attended inaugural fest last summer… Read more »

Venice Craft Fest

After a brief summer break, the season for arts and crafts festivals returns with this weekend’s 6th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival. Expect affordable handmade… Read more »

Roller Derby

Sarasota’s Rolling Renegades take on Bradenton’s Bradentucky Bombers…. Read more »

Gorilla ArtWalk

Even when there isn’t an artwalk going on, Bradenton’s Village of the Arts is a great place to stroll around, take in the quaint scenery,… Read more »

Opera Singles

If you’re an opera fan and happen to be looking for love, Friday’s Sarasota Singles Society event – “An Evening at the Opera House” –… Read more »

Labor Day Soccer

Lakewood Ranch’s Premier Sports Campus will host its massive annual Labor Day soccer tournament this weekend, featuring over 250 kids’ soccer teams from around the… Read more »

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