2017-08-16 / What to Do, Where to Go


The Surrealist Summer Exhibition runs through Aug. 25 at the Center for Visual Arts. The public is welcome. Pictured: “Casualties of the Cole Haan Shoewear” by Del Holt. 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. The Surrealist Summer Exhibition runs through Aug. 25 at the Center for Visual Arts. The public is welcome. Pictured: “Casualties of the Cole Haan Shoewear” by Del Holt. 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. — Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to events@floridaweekly.com. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Saturday.


The Smell of the Kill - By Laboratory Theater of Florida through Aug. 26. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.

Women in Jeopardy - By Theatre Conspiracy through Aug. 26 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 936-3239 or www.artinlee.org.

She Kills Monsters - By The Naples Players Oct. 11-Nov. 5 at Sugden Community Theater, Naples. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Paradise - By Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 14-29 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.


Bird Watching - Experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide at 5:30 p.m. Meet on the beach at the end of John Morris Road. Bring binoculars, wading shoes and bug spray. Free with paid parking of $2 per hour. 707-3015 or www.birdpatrol.org.

The Elders - Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a guided walk to see the preserve’s strand of ancient bald cypress from 9 a.m.-noon. $10-$25. 348- 9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.

Comedy Show - Ryan Davis performs today through Saturday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. Tickets start at $30. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

Concert Series - The Bell Tower Shops hosts live music from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 31. www.thebelltowershops.com/.

Comedy Show - Michael Blaustein and Chris Flanagan perform tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. $15. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

Live Music - Dan Miller and the Lew Del Gatto Quartet perform at 7 p.m. at The Barrel Room. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Summer Market - The River District Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday under the U.S. 4 bridge on the corner of Heitman Street and West First Street next to the Caloosahatchee River in Centennial Park. The market includes fresh flowers, local produce, dog treats, lunch options and more David Anderson from Soni- Yoga offers a yoga class from 10-11 a.m. $10; cash only.. http://buylocallee.com.


Music & More - Rhythm on the River at The Marina is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Enjoy live music, a cash bar and a limited menu from Pinchers. The Marina offers a river view from the air-conditioned bar or outdoor deck. Free admission. 2350 McGregor Blvd. 334-7419.

Music & More - Music Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy a variety of music at assorted venues. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.

Poetry & Art - Gulf Coast Leisure presents an Art & Poetry Networking Event at 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The event showcases music, spoken word, poetry and crafts. Participants can network with like-minded people and expand the artistic community. $10. 2301 First St. www.sbdac.com or 333-1933.

Blues Tunes - The Joe Tenuto Band performs from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.


Benefit Event - The Americana Community Music Association presents an Oak Hammock Benefit Show at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation. Join host Bill Metts and the ACMA for a Songwriters Showcase Open Mic Benefit Show to raise money for guitars for Oak Hammock Middle School. Suggested donation $10-$15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. www.americanacma.org or 691-4069.

Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in August on Fort Myers Beach. The Level One Flow Yoga practice is suitable for most levels and is held on the sand just north of the pier. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. In the event of inclement weather, cancellation info is posted at beckylang.com. Suggested donation: $10. 791-6538 or beckylang@comcast.net.

Writers Group - The Gulf Coast Writers Association presents guest speaker Judy Loose from 10 a.m.-noon at Zion Lutheran Church. She discusses how to get a book into print without spending years looking for a publisher. Participants learn the steps required to bring a book to life. First-time guests are welcome. 7401 Winkler Road. 770-906- 7885 or gulfwriters.org.

Animal Event - The Shell & Nature Park presents International Homeless Animals Day from noon-4 p.m. in the parking lot. The event features animal rescues, SunCoast Aqua Dogs, Up Beat K9, vendors and more. Live entertainment is from 4-7 pm. 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. www.shellfactory.com or 995-2141.

Orchid Class - The Happehatchee Center offers a free Orchid Mounting Class from 9-11 a.m. Learn how to incorporate orchids into your tropical environment with help from members of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance. 8791 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.gulfcoastorchidalliance.com.

Reiki Workshop - Yoga Bird Studio offers Reignite Your Reiki Practice with Ann from 9 a.m.-noon. This hand-on class is for all levels, including those who are not reiki attuned. $30. 1400 Colonial Blvd. 936-6940 or yogabirdstudio.com.

Blues Tunes - Tommy Lee Cook & Friends perform from 3-6 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. Free admission; smoking allowed. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com

Farmers Market - The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. The market includes locally grown and caught foods plus samples live entertainment and activities for kids. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 839-1239 or GreenMarket@artinlee.org.

SummerJazz on the Gulf - Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Gloria West and The Gents when the 32nd season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts continues from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Blues Tunes - The Jason Harum Group performs from 9 p.m.-midnight at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.


Bridal Blast - Southwest Florida’s best wedding vendors converge from 1-5 p.m. at Germain Arena to offer their services to local brides-to-be. $5, brides can enter for prizes, including a honeymoon to Turks & Caicos, on the website. www.bridalblastfla.com.

Yoga Workshop - Yoga Bird Studio offers Wisdom in Motion with Susi from 4-5:30 p.m. Gentle and easy to follow dance moves inspired by belly dance, Indian and hula dance are followed by a deeply relaxing restorative yoga practice. $20. 1400 Colonial Blvd. 936-6940 or yogabirdstudio.com.

Dog Day - The Calusa Nature Center hosts Dog Day Afternoons from noon-3 p.m. on Sundays. $5 per human; dogs must be leashed. 3450 Ortiz Ave. www.calusanature.org or 275-3435.

Music Event - The Americana Community Music Association hosts a Singer/ Songwriter Circle from 2-5 p.m. on Sundays at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd. Join local singer/songwriters in an open, creative atmosphere. Free; donations welcome. 910-5657 or www.americanacma.org.

Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar hosts an Open Stage Blues Jam from 3-6 p.m. on Sundays and from 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111.

Jazz Brunch - Joe Delaney and Brandon Robertson perform from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during Jazz Brunch at The Barrel Room. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Yoga Class - A traditional yoga class runs from 9-10 a.m. every Sunday at Koreshan State Historic Site. The class focuses on breathing, stretching and postures. Beginners are welcome. Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission is free. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Farmers Market - A Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays at Koreshan State Historic Site. Experience a unique farmers market in the historic settlement, featuring fresh and local goods including produce, seafood, crafts and more. Park admission is free; $1 park fee applies. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.


Solar Eclipse - A solar eclipseviewing experience is set for 1:30-4 p.m. at the James & Barbara Moore Observatory on the Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus. Free and open to the public. 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. 941-637-5652 or https:// www.fsw.edu/charlotte/observatory.

Alumni Exhibit - The Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts at FGCU present the “20/20: Art Alumni Exhibition” in the Wasmer and ArtLab galleries today through Sept. 21. In celebration of FGCU’s 20th anniversary, 20 alumni from the FGCU Art Program are exhibiting. The 20th Anniversary Art Walk also includes “20 Years: The Creation of FGCU” in the Archives & Special Collections Gallery; and “Selections from the FGCU Art Galleries’ Permanent Collection” in the Library Reference Area, both running through Dec. 15. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Parking is available in Lot 7. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. artgallery.fgcu.edu, 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu.

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Tampopo” (Japan, 1987) at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center. Refreshments are available and a discussion follows. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.


Play Scrabble - The Fort Myers Scrabble Club meets from 6-10 p.m. every Tuesday at Brookdale Senior Living. All ages and all levels are welcome, from beginner to expert. Suggested donation $2. 8351 College Pkwy.


Meditation Event - A Crystal Bowl Meditation runs from 7-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Koreshan State Historic Site. The class helps participants to recharge energy, rebalance chakras, and to reconnect to a higher self. This is a pre-paid event. 3800 Corkscrew Road. Pre-register at TheGypsySeaWitch.com: (754) 444-9779.

Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar hosts an Open Stage Blues Jam from 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 5641 Buckingham. 693-7111.


Three-way Exhibit - The Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs presents “The Art of Bean, Camargo and Pascovici” Aug. 24-Oct. 14, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24. The exhibit features work by Kathleen Bean, Silvana Camargo and Alexander Pascovici. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Book Signing - Edison & Ford Winter Estates hosts a book signing and presentation with Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, photographer Ilene Safron and author Amy Bennett Williams at 10 a.m. Aug. 24. The book, “Fort Myers City of Palms – A Contemporary Portrait,” is a compilation of photos presented in a coffee-table-book format. Edison Ford is featured in the book and is the first location to offer the book for sale. Free and open to the public. 334-7419.

Benefit Event - A Midsummer Nights Rockin’ Fundraiser is set for 6-10 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Heights Center. The Rosada Project, an eight-piece local rock band, performs hit songs from the ’60s and ’70s. The event benefits the Heights School Success program. $10 cover; food and beverage are available. 15570 Hagie Dr. 482-7706.

String Quartet - The Amernet String Quartet performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at The Village Church at Shell Point. $21. 15101 Shell Point Blvd. www.shellpoint.org or 454-2067.

Summer Music - The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida presents its third annual Summer Sing at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Area singers are invited to participate. The event features a rehearsal and subsequent performance of the Mendelssohn oratorio “Elijah,” with the title role sung by Miami-based baritone Graham Fandrei. Free admission. Singers are asked to register for free online at www.symphoncichorale.org. 2301 First St. 560-5695.

Piano Concert - Pianist Bryan Wallick performs works by Liszt, Bach, Brahms and Albeniz from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 29 at Shangri-La Springs. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 646-734-8179 or www.grandpianoseries.com.

Art Celebration - Florida Gulf Coast University hosts an art walk with multiple exhibitions to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 31. Events include a curator’s talk, reception for the exhibition “20 Years: The Creation of FGCU” and a final reception and performance at the ArtLab Library. 590-7199 or www.artgallery. fgcu.edu.

SummerJazz on the Gulf - Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Late Night Brass when the 32nd season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts concludes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Wicked Game - Rock ’n’ roll crooner Chris Isaak performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $43-$63. 481-4849 or www.bbmanpah.com.

American Pie - Don McLean performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Southwest Florida Events Center. $52- $77. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swflpac.com.

Youth Day - Koreshan State Historic Site hosts Youth Empowerment Day with a fishing clinic, self-defense demonstrations, guided hikes and more from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992- 0311 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Tribute Concert - Southwest Florida Event Center hosts a dinner show featuring Van Halen tribute band Completely Unchained from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 20. $25-$75. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swflpac.com


Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts paint sessions with assorted themes every day except Tuesday. Sessions include all art supplies. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

Downtown Exhibit - The “Textures, Tones, and Textiles,” a group show featuring work by artists Gina Battle, Kathy Wood, Donna Valenti, Lesley Morrow, Nick Masiello, Dharma LeFevre, Janie Duke and Michael Pinckney, runs through Aug. 22 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

August Art - The Arts for ACT Gallery presents work by photographer, artist and costume designer Tonya Bautista Barnes in the main gallery and the art of four generations of the family of Celia Malloy in the white gallery through Aug. 28. New works by co-op artists are also on exhibit. 2265 First St. 337-5050, 939- 2553 or cgoode@actabuse.com.

Summer Exhibit - The Surrealist Summer Exhibition runs through Aug. 25 at the Center for Visual Arts. The public is welcome. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

Art Classes - Art instructor Joel Loeper teaches wild pottery and oil painting 101 art classes from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays at the Riverside Community Center. $25 first visit; $13 for subsequent classes. 3061 E. Riverside Dr. wildlifepottery.com.

Airport Exhibit - The Art In Flight: By the Sea exhibit, featuring the work of 10 Florida photographers, is on display until July 2018 at the Southwest Florida International Airport. Photographs are display in the upper level hallways leading to the B and D concourses. The exhibit is the result of a partnership between the Alliance for the Arts and the Lee County Port authority. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org/Sea.

Plant sale - The Happehatchee Center holds a plant sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The sale features unique perennial edibles, medicinal plants and native plants. Proceeds benefit environmental education at the Happehatchee Center. 8791 Corkscrew Road, Estero. happehatchee@gmail.com, 992-5455 or www.happehatchee.org.

Jazz Music - The Roadhouse Café offers live jazz Wednesday through Sunday. The Danny Sinoff Trio performs from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Jazz-Matics, featuring Lynn Richardson, perform from 7-10 on Thursdays. Tony Boffa & Friends perform on Friday nights and Saturdays feature the Danny Sinoff Quartet from 7:30-10:30 p.m. A Sunday Jazz Jam runs from 7-10 p.m. 15660 San Carlos Blvd., Ste. 280. 415-4375 or www.Road. housecafefl.com.

Cool Cars - The Shell Factory & Nature Park hosts a Classic Cruise In from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday in the front parking lot adjacent to U.S. 41. Live entertainment and food specials are available during the show. 2787 Tamiami Trl. N. Fort Myers. 292-9360.

Special Events - Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant hosts karaoke from 9 p.m.- midnight on Sundays. In the Biz events with half prices in the bar are held from 9 p.m.-closing on Wednesdays (media and medical professionals) and 9 p.m. Thursdays (hospitality professionals). Fridays are Teacher Appreciation Day with half-price pizza). 7091 College Pkwy. 939-5344 or https://monalisafortmyers.com/.

Public Exhibit - The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW presents a yearlong public exhibition of the artist’s iconic triptych, “Autobiography” (1968) in the Humanities Hall (Building L). Measuring more than 12 feet wide, the exhibit highlights seminal events from the artist’s life. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 489-9313 or www.RauschenbergGallery.com.

Haunted Tours - True Tours offers Haunted Tours through the historic Fort Myers River District at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tours offer glimpses into the unseen, with stories of reputed paranormal activity. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops 2200 First St. $14. For reservations: 945-0405. www.Truetours.net.

History Tours - True Tours offers River District History Tours at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and at 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Tours provide narratives of local history, and acquaint participants with the colorful personalities of the founders of the city. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops 2200 First St. $13. For reservations: 945-0405. www.Truetours.net. ¦

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