When you’re an adult, sometimes it’s difficult to scratch that competitive itch. Sure, you can play video games with teens online or try to outmaneuver Shirley in accounting for that promotion, but there are simpler and more socially acceptable ways to strive for victory. Even better, you can kill two birds with one stone by … MORE>>
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals will have one of its semi-regular gift certificate sales beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday (Sep. 1). The certificates will be 30 percent off, are only available online at dineoriginal.com and will feature many of the more than 50 restaurants that participate in the local restaurant group. Only one certificate may be … MORE>>
Mojo’s Real Cuban in Lakewood Ranch (11161 E. SR 70, Lakewood Ranch; 941-756-0467; mojosrealcuban.com), opened by restaurateur Albert Myara and his sons Austin and Adam earlier this year, has spawned a second location. The new spot – in Southside Village at 1830 S. Osprey Ave. – will open on Wednesday, July 20. Myara also owns … MORE>>
Check out our roundup of Memorial Day events going on this weekend. Sarasota National Cemetery: Sarasota National Cemetery (9810 State Road 72, Sarasota) will host an event to honor of America’s slain soldiers and their families, featuring Keynote speaker Brigadier General Gerald McIlmoyle (US Air Force retired), Trinity Christian Fellowship Center Choir, student musicians from the … MORE>>
Local artist Kelsey Grondahl (read our interview with the artist) will have her “Illustrated Men of Tinder” drawings – watercolors of local Tinder profile pictures – on display at Shamrock Pub during an event that also includes comedians, storytellers, musicians and improvisers exploring the millennial phenomenon of online dating and casual sex. The comedians are … MORE>>
Here’s a quick look at 6 new places slated to open soon around University. Oak & Stone A collaboration of Tableseide Restaurant Group, Mike Santa Lucia and Brett Decklever, Oak & Stone will have a unique system of 60 self-serve craft beers, wood-oven artisan pizza and a twist on American tavern favorites. There will be … MORE>>
If the usual sketch comedy just doesn’t speak to your youthful mindset, the brand new Millennial Fresh might be for you. Featuring a number of artists from Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, the group’s 90-minute show will consist of a number of original comedic scenes covering a range of topics, including dating, politics, student loans, modern … MORE>>
The actual Sarasota Music Half Marathon race is sold out, but that’s only a small part of this unique annual run. The course will also feature 20 different musical groups, ranging from the Sarasota High School Sailor Marching Band on Ringling Bridge to the Kara Nally Band in Selby Gardens, as well as the Spark … MORE>>
Now in it’s fifth year, the Fabulous Independent Film Festival has once again brought a slate of films celebrating LGBT diversity, this year in conjunction with and benefiting the Harvey Milk Festival. From blue-collar coming-out comedies to Australian surfer drama, lesbian beach bums to a transgender Christmas Eve, this three-day fest will show you a … MORE>>
Comic book conventions used to be simple, cozy affairs. The main draw was the dealer room, where traveling comic book, toy and pop culture purveyors would set up shop, their space surrounded by cardboard boxes crammed with bagged and boarded books, key issues and valuable editions securely displayed away from grubby conventioneer hands. A few … MORE>>