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Somewhere in time
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Spend an afternoon with Dennis Tyson and Bruce Neveau, proprietors of Mary Margaret’s Tea & Biscuit, and time itself begins to shimmer and shift. Suddenly you’re in turn-of-the-century Arcadia. It … Find out how to read more online.
Asolo presents ‘Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie’
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Asolo Rep is thrilled to present “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,” an exuberant musical featuring the unforgettable songs of the father of American folk music. Directed … Find out how to read more online.
Apprentice Lab Project: The next generation of theater professionals
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentices prepare to take center stage with the introduction of the Apprentice Lab Project. This inaugural performance project will take place in Bowne’s Lab Theatre on … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Brew Bash will rock
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Memorial Day weekend gets off to a rocking start Saturday with the fourth annual Venice Brew Bash which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday. “We are moving to Centennial Park this … Find out how to read more online.
Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant & Cantina — a Venice landmark
Wed  May 27 2015 02:45PM
Mi Pueblo, an authentic Mexican restaurant located in Venice's romantic Brickyard Plaza, opened to an adoring public 14 years ago and has grown in popularity ever since. At Mi Pueblo, … Find out how to read more online.
Closed for the summer
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Shades of the quieter gentler summers of years ago, the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy closes for the summer on Friday, May 29. Located at 2121 North Tamiami Trail, … Find out how to read more online.
Myakka River Blues Festival is back at Snook Haven
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Don’t miss the 4th Annual Myakka River Blues Festival at Snook Haven in Venice on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Snook Haven, Smack Dab on … Find out how to read more online.
The education of a restaurateur
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
‘I was 22 when I met Joe,” Carl Tindall reminisces, in his dining room at Magnolia Street Seafood and Grill. Joe Semonich was an unforgettable chef, his laugh infectious, his … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  May 21 2015 01:33PM
ARCADIA Bluegrass concert set A Bluegrass music concert showcasing three talented regional Bluegrass bands is slated for the fourth weekend in May. The performance is scheduled to begin at 1 … Find out how to read more online.
Artist Series Concert with vocalist Adrienne Danrich
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents “This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price,” soprano Adrienne Danrich’s tribute to the accomplishments of these two opera … Find out how to read more online.
Comedian Tom Green coming to Visani
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Nationally recognized comedian Tom Green will make the scene at Visani’s Comedy Zone for four shows on May 31 and June 1. Green, 42, said he started doing stand-up when … Find out how to read more online.
Fundraising concert featuring Lotela Gold at Venice Theatre
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Lotela Gold, a vibrant nine-member show band will return to Venice Theatre on Saturday, May 30, as part of the Venice Theatre Guild Summer Concert Series. Lotela Gold is a … Find out how to read more online.
JD’s: Great jazz, fine dining, casual elegance
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
JD’s Bistro & Grille is a local anomaly. It’s as if giant hands plucked the restaurant from Midtown Manhattan and set it down in Port Charlotte. In fact, you’d be … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Aloha Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. | Rated PG-13 | For some language including suggestive comments A celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of … Find out how to read more online.
The Island Doctor offers a musical cure-all
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Scott Alan, a self-described Island Doctor, prescribes musical remedies that promise to lift your spirits and cure whatever ails you. As an independent guitarist, vocalist and entertainer, he specializes in … Find out how to read more online.
Take time to smell the roses at The Ringling
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Considered one of the finest rose gardens in America, Mabel Ringling’s rose garden is in full bloom this month on the grounds of The Ringling. Mable died just two years … Find out how to read more online.
World Series of Comedy is coming to Sarasota
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
The search is on to find the best comedian in the U.S. and you can have a say in which one it could be. From May 27-30, McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  May 21 2015 01:31PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Poltergeist Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min. | Rated PG-13 | For intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language. Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil … Find out how to read more online.


Meet the BoogieMen
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
The BoogieMen, a 10-piece rock & soul band based in Port Charlotte, performs locally at private clubs, restaurants, and charitable events. They began as a four-piece group 25 years ago … Find out how to read more online.
Tourist looks at Venice
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
A travel writer friend of mine has been everywhere but Antarctica, she said, but when she is on vacation, she likes to visit Venice. Even though she had a rental … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 6 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.
Hilton, Lopez to exhibit paintings May 7
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
The last art exhibit of the season in DeSoto County opens with a show of paintings by Jane Hilton and Nikki Lopez on May 7. If you’ve never attended one … Find out how to read more online.
Where’s Jimmy?
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
Where young Jimmy Fillis had got himself off to was always the question. He might have been anywhere, because he did everything at Circo Atayde Hermanos, the oldest traveling family … Find out how to read more online.
Great food, fishing and attractions — Punta Gorda has it all
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
Since its founding in 1886, the city of Punta Gorda has always been an integral part of Southwest Florida — everything from the fishing industry to cattle to citrus. Nestled … Find out how to read more online.
Summer season begins
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
It is finally time to catch one’s breath. Last month it seemed I was going from one festival to another, overdosing on films at the Sarasota Film Festival and trying … Find out how to read more online.
Art center presents Luca, a child prodigy
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
Boogie on over to Venice Art Center tomorrow night to see Luca, a child prodigy pianist. At the grand old age of 20, he comes to Venice after performing all … Find out how to read more online.

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.
Homemade Sicilian goodness in Englewood
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
When Joe Recca opened an Italian restaurant in Englewood 34 years ago, he named it "Mama's," in honor of both his mother, Antonina, and his wife, Paula. "That way he … Find out how to read more online.
Making her day unforgettable
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
There’s no one quite like a mother. She heals boo-boos with just a kiss, wipes away tears and celebrates victories large and small. So when you’re looking for somewhere to … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota International Latino Festival coming May 2
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
The Viva Sarasota International Latino Festival will kick off at noon on May 2 on Main Street, as crowds will be treated to music, food and a carnival atmosphere celebrating … Find out how to read more online.
Lee James enjoys making beautiful noise
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
Lee James, a staple of the Southwest Florida music scene, has been performing off and on for over three decades. James, 50, hails from Connecticut, but moved to Florida in … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 6 2015 01:18PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Hot Pursuit Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min. | Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, violence, language and some drug material A by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 6 2015 01:19PM
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.
Choose cool, casual fare or fine, formal dining at Boca Royale
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
At Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, a semi-private club located within an open-gated complex off of SR 776 in Englewood, members and locals are invited to enjoy informal lunches … Find out how to read more online.
At Harry’s you’re a guest in their home
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
For more than 40 years, Harry Nikias has lived in the Sarasota area. And for most of that time, he has owned restaurants, beginning with the Dutch Valley restaurant on … Find out how to read more online.
Children add their art to gardens at Edison-Ford Estates
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
In addition to finding most every kind of tropical plant in the gardens at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, visitors through mid-May will find charming art made by … 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.


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