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Softballs and hard knocks in the Sarasota Co-Ed Softball League

Did I ever tell you about the softball team I joined when I first moved to Florida? Our sponsor was the Bayshore Recovery Center, or… Read more »

Drinks | Featured | Restaurants 

Gulf Gate Guide

Discover the most diverse dining and drinking destination in the area…. Read more »

After Midnight | Arts | Section 

ARTIST ORIGIN STORY: Austin McKinley

Austin McKinley. The cartoonist who didn’t stop…. Read more »

Featured | Section | Sunday | This Weekend 

Mike Kach ‘so grateful’ for benefit featuring Outlaws and Pat Travers

Southern rock stars helping one of their own Sunday in Sarasota. … Read more »

Drinks | Restaurants | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: Beulah

Drink, eat and be seen at this new restaurant and bar in downtown Sarasota. … Read more »

Featured | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 

THEATER REVIEW: 'Swingaroos' put a lively twist on old sounds

If you close your eyes and just listen to The Swingaroos, you might actually think you’ve traveled back in time to a small little nightclub… Read more »

Restaurants 

Asaro's Pizzeria opens

Sicilian dishes and gourmet pizza are the specialties of Asaro’s Pizzeria & Ristorante in Nokomis (2454 Laurel Road, East, 941-485-5959). Proprietor Frank Asaro, who owns… Read more »

Featured | Restaurants 

Sevandos to replace Darwin's on 4th

The owner of Blu Que Island Grille plans a new restaurant in 4th Ave. spot…. Read more »

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

Live Music Calendar Aug. 27-Sep. 2

Also check out our picks for best shows of the week on the Soundboard page. THURSDAY 8.27 John Russo the Singing Bartender: 4 p.m. (Il… Read more »

Saturday | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Joey Gilmore

Blues singer and guitarist has been lighting up stages since relocating to South Florida in the 1960s…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 

Englewood Pioneer Days

The lead-up to the 59th celebration of Englewood features a chalkfest on Dearborn Street from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; a “Shipwrecked” dance party featuring a… Read more »

Saturday | Section | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Lita Ford and Kip Winger

Former Runaway – along with Joan Jett – Lita Ford remains the rare front woman recognized for her serious guitar chops in the male-dominated metal world. … Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | This Weekend 

Historic Downtown Village

Sarasota’s Historic Downtown Village will host artist demonstrations, tea samplings, intuitive readings, food vendors, and more, as well as complimentary hors d’ouevres, wine and live… Read more »

Restaurants 

Sample Sarasota

The second edition of the new monthly local food market will take over Mandeville Beer Garden on Thursday. Sip on a pint of locally crafted… Read more »

Movies | This Weekend 

Movie Review: 'The End of the Tour'

THE END OF THE TOUR Starring: Jason Segal, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Ron Livingtson, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner. MPAA Rating: R (for language)… Read more »

Movies | This Weekend 

Movie Review: 'No Escape'

NO ESCAPE Starring: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Sterling Jerins, Claire Geare. MPAA Rating: R (for language and violence) Running time: 103… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday | This Weekend 

ReptiDay Sarasota

ReptiDay Sarasota slithers back into town this Saturday. Never been to a reptile show before? Skip Peel, an event coordinator for Repticon, which puts on two-… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured 

Family Fun: Dollar Movies at DeSoto Square

Maybe not luxurious, but wants the lights go out it all looks the same…. Read more »

Friday | Music | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and Ronny Elliott

Perfect pairing: Both are singer-songwriters, raconteurs and rock ’n’ roll historians with Wirtz playing for laughs while Elliott maintains a more serious tone. … Read more »

Chef Talk | Cooking | Restaurants 

Chef Talk: Keith Daum of Bridge Street Bistro and Island Time Bar and Grill

Keith Daum, the executive chef at Bridge Street Bistro (111 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach. 782-1122; bridgestreetbistroonline.com), has spent decades carving out his culinary signature… Read more »

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