Season Preview

Your Guide to Venice's 2017-18 Arts and Entertainment Season

Music, dance, theater, festivals and more.

10/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Your Guide to Venice 2017-18 Arts and Entertainment

Our must-see shows of the 2017-18 arts and entertainment season.

10/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Banjos by the Water Keeps Music by the Myakka River

For 30 years or so, the Gulf Coast Banjo Society has been adding to the ambiance of Snook Haven.

10/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Venice Theatre Plays Host to An International Gathering of Stage Artists

Venice Theatre will host WorldFest for the third time in 2018.

10/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Gulfcoast Glories

The Myakka River is an Idyllic Slice of Venice

The river offers a sense of escape from the bustling world surrounding it.

10/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

From the Editor

On Hurricane Irma

Thankfully, Venice was spared the worst.

10/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

Food, Wine and Fun

Kick Off Your Season with Winefeast

This annual event benefits the Sertoma Club of Venice's charitable causes.

09/27/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Heats Up with Summer Cabaret Festival

Lots of different stars and styles will be onstage throughout the summer months.

06/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Symphony: Finding Maestro!

The orchestra's 2017-18 season will feature seven conductors vying for the music director position.

06/13/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Jazz Legend Dick Hyman Leads 2017 Sarasota Jazz Festival

The Venice-based pianist will both perform and be honored, as well as celebrate his 90th birthday.

03/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

From the Editor

From the Editor: Venice's Hot Neighborhoods

Spring fever hits early.

03/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre's 2017-18 Season Celebrates American Experience

Productions range from Steinbeck to Shakespeare and beyond.

02/23/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rhonda Sudik

From the Editor

Here Comes the Busy Season

Behind the scenes of our best restaurants cover story.

02/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Venice Theatre's Stage II's Frost/Nixon

Peter Morgan's play about a historic set of interviews receives an intimate production.

01/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety

From the Editor

Lessons from Our Past and Present

There's a lot to learn about Venice.

01/06/2017 By Kay Kipling

Flashback

Flashback: Venice Orchestra, 1926

Back in the Florida boom of the 1920s, Venice was a lively musical spot.

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

Natural Beauties

Clyde Butcher's New Book Celebrates Our National Parks

The new book covers more than five decades of his work at 33 national parks.

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

From the Editor

Clyde Butcher and Cookies

This month, we're talking about Clyde Butcher and cookie recipes

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

Review

Venice Theatre's Billy Elliot The Musical

The theater tackles this challenging but potentially entertaining show.

11/11/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety