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Wed  Apr 29 2015 12:03PM
VENICE Sparccle on the Links The 12th Annual Sparccle on the Links will be held May 7, at Plantation Golf & Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice. This is a … Find out how to read more online.
FST announces 2015 summer mainstage, cabaret seasons
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre’s Summer Mainstage Season kicks off with the wayward, witty world of “Inspired Lunacy,” the Tour de Force production of “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” and the funny … Find out how to read more online.
Check out the newest celebration of arts & culture
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County (the Alliance) invites the public to attend the first InspireSarasota! festival on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at … Find out how to read more online.
CountryLife Music Festival to throw kickoff party for campers
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
Brad Maloney, founder and producer of the inaugural CountryLife Music Festival, said a complimentary kickoff party has been added on Thursday evening, April 23, for anyone camping at Florida Tracks … Find out how to read more online.
Portrait of a bartender
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
Dan Bernal has no shame. The guy has played a chubby Chippendale, donned a fuzzy yellow chick hat, squeezed into a thong, tended bar with a cardboard box over his … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 30 2015 02:50PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Avengers: Age of Ultron Runtime: 2 hr. 21 min. | Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of sci-fi sction, violence and destruction, and some suggestive comments When … Find out how to read more online.
Feeling in love again …
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
In the Lemon Bay Playhouse's latest romantic comedy: "Oh Mama! No Papa!" written by Reginald Denham, long-suffering, middle-aged widowers, Eleanor and Silas, fall instantly in love. Smitten with romantic passion, … Find out how to read more online.
Earth Day Festival is Sunday in Englewood
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
The 3rd annual Earth Day celebration is planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Buchan’s Airport Park in Englewood at the north end of Old Englewood Road. Again … Find out how to read more online.
Comedian Gid Pool performance a must-see
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
North Port has its own award-winning stand-up comedian and he will be appearing at Visani in Port Charlotte this Wednesday through Saturday. Who is this you might ask? Well, his … Find out how to read more online.
NYC-area chanteuse a big hit in Southwest Florida
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
Kitt Moran has seamlessly shifted her singing career from New York City supper clubs and casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas to Southwest Florida venues that have welcomed her … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
Upbeat focuses on pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. By Tom Lovasko, Sun Correspondent … Find out how to read more online.
Moving drama based on life of Helen Keller
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
Venice Theatre will open “The Miracle Worker,” the 1959 Tony Award-winning drama about Helen Keller (played by Alexia King), on Tuesday, May 5. Kelly Wynn Woodland is directing the play … Find out how to read more online.
Journey to another land at the Thai Café
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
The Thai Café in Port Charlotte is one of those rare restaurants where the “experience” of dining is as delightful as the food itself. There is plenty to look at, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Sallie Jones Elementary School is presenting “The Wizard of Oz” on May 1-2 at the school, 1230 Narranja St., Punta Gorda. The May 1 … Find out how to read more online.
Innerwave Music with George DeJong
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
Innerwave Music Director George DeJong has played keyboards with some of the biggest names in the music industry: Herman's Hermits, Sam Moore from the legendary soul group Sam and Dave, … Find out how to read more online.
One season ends, another begins
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
Most of the seasonal residents are now gone. Sea turtles are about to arrive for the May 1-Oct. 31 sea turtle nesting season along the coast. Not that many years … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
Upbeat focuses on pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. By Tom Lovasko, Sun Correspondent … Find out how to read more online.
BBQ and Bluegrass draw fans to Venice Saturday
Wed  Apr 15 2015 01:34PM
One of the newest festivals in Venice, the BBQ and Bluegrass Bash, has already grown to be the biggest event of its kind in Southwest Florida. With more cooks than … Find out how to read more online.
‘Food So Great … Yu Scrape Yu Plate’
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
It’s morning prep at North Port’s D&G Caribbean Restaurant, and grizzled local farmer Dennis Ellison stops in with a bagful of collard greens from his garden. “That’s my friend, he … Find out how to read more online.


Jimmy’s Grill — a family place
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
After 30 years in Port Charlotte, it’s no surprise that Jimmy’s Grill has a faithful following among snowbirds and year-round residents alike. Diners appreciate the unique mixture of Mediterranean and … Find out how to read more online.
Last weekend to see The Story of Jesus — ‘Experience of a lifetime’
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
You have only one more weekend to see The Story of Jesus this year. The popular passion play is held annually in Wauchula, in Hardee County, and is a spectacular … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 23 2015 01:58PM
PUNTA GORDA Charlotte Elementary chorus concerts planned The elementary honor chorus is a free performance of the best of the best elementary fifth-grade music students. It is held at the … Find out how to read more online.
Venice is entertaining
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
With the addition of the Venice Performing Arts Hall and so many restaurants that offer entertainment, there is plenty to do in Venice. Friday, head to the new Venice Performing … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Upbeat focuses on pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. By Tom Lovasko, Sun Correspondent … Find out how to read more online.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘Spunk’
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s 15th anniversary mainstage season concludes with “Spunk,” written by Zora Neale Hurston and adapted by George C. Wolfe. The three stories about love, revenge and redemption … Find out how to read more online.
Culinary cowboy
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Two cowboys rolled into Arcadia’s newest restaurant, The Carvery. They sat, with a jingle of spurs. One, a weather-beaten 80-year-old, remembered Saturday nights when the freight would slow down to … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Players to produce ‘Sin City,’ an original musical
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Sherrie Moody, executive producer of the Charlotte Players, said her organization is excited to produce “Sin City,” a musical comedy written by local resident David Abraham. “David’s been with us … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 16 2015 11:53AM
NORTH PORT North Port Chorale presents ‘Cohan & Co.’ concert The North Port Chorale, under the direction of Jeffrey Herbert, will present “Cohan & Co.” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, … Find out how to read more online.
An EGGS-TRAordinary hidden gem
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
It's easy to drive by the EGGS-TRAordinary Breakfast & lunch Café without noticing it. It’s located in Mama Leone's Plaza behind Mama Leone's Authentic Italian Cuisine right off busy Tamiami … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 23 2015 01:55PM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Age of Adaline Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min. | Rated PG-13 | For a suggestive comment A young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, … Find out how to read more online.
There’s always a party at Englewoods on Dearborn
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
Six years ago Tony and Merrill Hollinger transformed The Emporium, several small shops and a courtyard restaurant, into Englewoods on Dearborn, a restaurant and bar where patrons are offered a … Find out how to read more online.
La Rocca — upscale food at reasonable prices
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
By name, La Rocca in North Port is an “Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria,” but it’s not just some little pizza place. Diners are welcomed with a pleasing atmosphere, a clean, … Find out how to read more online.
Arbor Day takes over Gallery Walk
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the monthly third Thursday Gallery Walk in Downtown Punta Gorda. This month the merchants are teaming up with the city to … Find out how to read more online.
Derby Day event to raise funds for WaterFest 2015
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
The Englewood Event Center will house a special “Black Tie & Boat Shoes Derby Party” on Saturday, May 2, to raise funds for Englewood Beach WaterFest 2015, which will take … Find out how to read more online.
Cellist Bion Tsang leads off concert series at Historic Asolo Theater
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Leading off the spring concerts presented by Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota are cellist Bion Tsang and pianist Adam Nieman at the Historic Asolo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota Film Festival offers films, fun and festivities
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
More than 200 films of various lengths, topics and types are just part of the 17th annual Sarasota Film Festival. Films range from features such as “I’ll See You in … Find out how to read more online.
‘Keeping it Real’ with Bob Comeau
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Solo acoustic guitarist, vocalist, and popular DJ, Bob Comeau provides music for all occasions. His CD, "Keeping it Real," showcases Comeau's authentic style and features songs by some of his … Find out how to read more online.


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