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FEZtival of Trees

Sahib Shrine’s FEZtival of Trees combines Christmas tree shopping, live entertainment and holiday excitement in one three-day package. A choir from Church of the Palms,… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Saturday 

Venice Holiday Parade

Kicking off the holiday season…… Read more »

Friday | Saturday | Section | Sunday 

Carl Rimi at McCurdy’s

A serving of laughs to help cope with Thanksgiving. … Read more »

Featured | Friday | Restaurant Reviews & News | The Bar Tab 

UTC Mall pub crawl

We visit all six mall bars to spotlight cocktails and food for weary Black Friday shoppers…. Read more »

Featured | Music | Saturday | Section | Soundboard 

Q&A: Kenny Rogers

Just dropped in (to see what condition his condition was in). Iconic singer on his five best songs including early First Edition classics. … Read more »

Featured | Restaurant News 

GQ Magazine release party

Celebrate with Brad Coburn at Pangea Lounge the new GQ issue featuring his mixology skills… Read more »

Friday | Section | Soundboard 

Dave Koz with Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross is special guest for latest edition of Christmas Tour… Read more »

Featured | Friday | Music | Soundboard 

Casey James at White Buffalo Saloon

Rising country star and former “American Idol” finalist Casey James is headed to Sarasota… Read more »

Featured | Music | Section | Soundboard | Sunday 

Local divas charity concert

Local divas team up for charity concert … Read more »

Arts Festivals

It’s that time of year again, when local streets are filled with pavillions loaded with homemade crafts, beautiful art on other decorative products at seemingly… Read more »

Mixon Harvest Festival

Just in time for the cool weather comes Mixon Fruit Farms’ Harvest Festival. The huge festival includes a tiger and elephant show from Loomis Brothers… Read more »

Music | Section 

This is Melissa Etheridge: interview

Celebrity singer-songwriter talks new album and Grammy glory before show in Sarasota… Read more »

Music | Section 

Devon Allman on new solo album, future of Allman Brothers

Sarasota-bound rising blues star on his new album and future of the Allman Brothers Band… Read more »

Music | Soundboard 

Soundboard, Nov. 20-26

Who’s playing where and when … including Damon Fowler at Little Manatee River Jam 5, plus the area’s top jazz shows… Read more »


‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Winner Ricky Ubeda, from Miami, and rest of finalists on hit Fox show to dance in Sarasota … Read more »

Comedy | Section 

Kevin Nealon at McCurdy’s

“Saturday Night Live” star brings his stand-up act to Sarasota. … Read more »

Music | Section 

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam in Englewood

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer brings his “traffic jam” to South County…. Read more »


Photo Gallery: Crystal Classic Sand Sculpture

Professional sand sculptors took over Siesta Beach…. Read more »

Photo Gallery: Sarasota Chalk Festival

See the amazing pavement art at this massive annual fest…. Read more »

Cheap Thrills 

Cheap Thrills, Nov. 20-26

“Blues Bar Buzz” … Anna Maria Island Art & Craft Festival … Wordier Than Thou Open Mic … and more…. Read more »

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  • Dining Guide

    Looking for a great place to eat? Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice have so many restaurants to choose from. Check out the latest food craze in our Dining Guide. This full color guide publishes a holiday, spring and summer edition in the Herald-Tribune.