March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!

It lights up the dark in central Collier County for a few more shining nights

The Fair! America’s flashing light, sugar-coated, sausage-smelling, greasy fried tradition is right now set up in a big old field off Immokalee Road east of I-75. That’s right. The Collier County Fair’s in town ’til Sunday. More...

A cruel past threatens to wreak havoc on an uncertain present

FLORIDA WRITERS

Though many of Randy Wayne White’s earlier entries in his Doc Ford mystery series have generated fear, not one has been as persistently scary as “Mangrove Lightning.” An odd brew of local history, unnatural quirks in the natural wor More...

Have lunch with novelist Robin Cook and Literacy Volunteers of Collier County

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County welcome Naples resident and acclaimed novelist Robin Cook, author of 34 international bestsellers — among them “Fever,” “Cure,” “Terminal,” “Outbreak” and &ld More...

Gulfshore Opera brings Puccini classic to three Southwest Florida venues

Gulfshore Opera presents three performances of “Madama Butterfly” at three different Southwest Florida venues March 31, April 2 and May 6. More...

FILM CAPSULES

The Sense of an Ending ..   More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’

LATEST FILMS

The cartoon is better.  More...

Sunday afternoon Estero Concert Series continues

The Estero Concert Series presents Ashley Leigh on clarinet, Bella Gutshtein on piano, John Marcy on cello, Geoffrey Day and Jennifer George on violin, Suzannah Chalick on viola and Brian Jordan on percussion in a program of music by Brahms and Haas More...

See the ‘Bee’ at Florida Rep

Florida Repertory Theatre presents the multiple Tony-winning musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” March 24-April 12 in the Historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. More...

Lacy Chabert takes new baby on set for Hallmark movie

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I read that Lacey Chabert recently had a baby. How is she doing, and will she be taking a break from acting?  — Janet Y., via email   More...

A bowl that stirs up a batch of memories

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Aunt Cleo Douthit loved to bake.  I can see her now in her Pahokee kitchen.  It had tall white cabinets that reached to the ceiling, a large 1940s GE range with controls across the top of the back of the stove and a huge 1950s GE refrigerat More...

Gulfshore Playhouse presents ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Gulfshore Playhouse presents William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” March 25-April 15 at The Norris Center. Company founder and Artistic Director Kristen Coury directs the production. More...

CAPA presents Rising Stars

The Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents “The Myers-Dimaris Showcase: Advanced Musicianship with Piano and Two Cellos” for the first concert in this season’s Rising Stars Series at 7:30 p.m. More...

‘These Shining Lives’ sheds light on the Radium Girls of the 1920s

The Naples Players present Melanie Marnich’s historical drama, “These Shining Lives,” through April 15 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

HOROSCOPES

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful about doing someone a favor when you don’t know the full story behind the request. Don’t rely on someone’s unsubstantiated assurances. Insist on all the facts before you act.  More...

A self-inflicted injury

CONTRACT BRIDGE

In this deal from a club duplicate, only one North-South pair made four spades even though the contract was unstoppable with correct play.  More...

Theatre Conspiracy presents world premiere of Lindsay play

Theatre Conspiracy presents the world premiere of Southwest Florida writer Jeff Lindsay’s “The Cave” March 24-April 8 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. More...

Count your blessings: Auditions set for summer’s ‘Sister Act’

The Naples Players hold open auditions for “Sister Act,” the troupe’s 2017 summer spectacular, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Roles are available for men and women of all ages.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 3: Death Do Us Part (finale)   More...

Clocks from the 1800s bring high-dollar bids from time to time

ANTIQUES

An unusual wall clock was offered at a recent auction. It was labeled “Friesland wall clock with automata, 1800.” Friesland is a section of Holland where people have been making clocks since the 1600s. More...

SAVE THE DATE

¦ Naples Performing Arts Center holds its second annual semi-formal Daddy-Daughter Dance from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the center at 6646 Willow Park Drive. Guests will enjoy games and lessons in waltz and swing dance steps. More...