WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
The Arsenault Gallery invites the public to meet the artist at the opening reception for “Emergency: Illuminating the Human Experience through Portraiture,” an exhibit of recent works by Naples artist Reisha Perlmutter, from 6-8 p.m. May 21. The exhibit, which includes Ms. Perlmutter’s self-portrait shown here, will be on display through May 31. 764 12th Ave. S. in Crayton Cove. RSVP for the opening reception: 263-1214. Theater
¦ American Idiot – May 16 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
¦ Menopause the Musical – Through May 18 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
¦ The Rimers of Eldritch – Through May 25 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
Thursday, May 16
¦ Dogs in the Garden – Naples Botanical Gardens opens its doors to dogs and their owners from 3-5 p.m. Free for Garden members, $12.95 for others and $7.95 for dogs. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.
¦ Village Nights – The Village on Venetian Bay presents music by the CD Duo and Gene Federico from 5-8 p.m. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.
¦ Healthy Cooking – Brian Gorman of Artichoke & Company and chef Chris De Luca host a class about healthy cooking from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Artichoke & Company. $45. Reservations required. 1410 Rail Head Blvd. 263-6979 or www.artichokeandcompany.com.
¦ Fleabitten – Fred’s Food, Fun and Spirits presents dinner and a show with Compton & Bennett’s “Fleabitten: A Day at the Fleamarket.” $34.95. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com.
¦ Thursday on Third – Felix Jiles, Steve Fenttiman and the Lost Rodeo Band perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. along Third Street South. Free. www.thirdstreetsouth.com.
¦ Jazz Concert – The Naples High School Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble perform a spring concert starting at 7 p.m. Free. 1100 Golden Eagle Circle. 377-5449.
The American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th birthday from 2-8 p.m. May 18 at Chrissy’s Tavern at the Courthouse. $10 donation includes one drink ticket. All proceeds benefit ACS Relay For Life Naples. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101. ¦ Special Engagement – Pablo Francisco takes the stage this evening through May 19 at Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Friday, May 17
¦ Beer Tasting & Tunes – Sample more than two dozen beers and enjoy live music from 6-8 p.m. at Whole Foods in Mercato. $5 per person, with proceeds to benefit Shoes That Fit of Bonita Springs.
¦ Rock Out – Konnie & Kirk perform from 6-9 p.m. by the pool at Jack’s River Bar. 475 North Road. 213-1441 or www.floridamarinaclubs.com.
Saturday, May 18
¦ Farmers Market – The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama. www.thirdstreetsouth.com
¦ Dinosaur Train – Buddy from WGCU-TV’s “Dinosaur Train” greets young visitors from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Free for C’mon members, $10 for others. 514-0084 or www.cmon.org.
Young dancers from Naples Ballet present “Swan Lake” at 5 p.m. May 18-19 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesballet.org. ¦ Safe Kids – Safe Kids of Lee & Collier Counties hosts a safety fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gulf Coast Town Center. 343-6199 or www.safekidsleecollier.org.
¦ Concert Band – The Florida Divisional Band, Florida Brass and the Naples Corps Band perform from 2-4 p.m. at Cambier Park.
¦ Young Voices – The Philharmonic Youth Chorale performs at 3 p.m. at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.
¦ Family Fun Day – Bring the kids out to NABOR headquarters for a day of free fun including games, face painting and fire truck rides. 1455 Pine Ridge Road. 597-1666.
¦ Magic Carpet Ride – A small ensemble of woodwind musicians from the Naples Philharmonic demonstrate their instruments and answer questions beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.
¦ Two to Tango – Alicia Repun leads a tango class from 7-8 p.m. followed by milongo for all levels until 11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www.pablorepuntango.com.
¦ Outdoor Movie – Cambier Park hosts a free screening of the family film “Wreck-It-Raph”at 7 p.m. 213-3058 or www.naplesgov.com.
¦ La Traviata – Philadelphia’s Center City Opera Theater presents Verdi’s “La Traviata” with the Gulf Coast Symphony at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Sunday, May 19
¦ Beach Cleanup – The City of Marco Island holds its monthly beach cleanup beginning at 8 a.m. at the South Beach boardwalk access. Bottled water, trash bags and gloves will be provided. 389-5003.
¦ Come for Karaoke – Jack’s River Bar hosts an evening of karaoke with Janice Diaz starting at 4:30 p.m. 475 North Road. 213-1441 or www.floridamarinaclubs.com.
¦ Community Day – Artis—Naples invites the public to Community Day from noon-4 p.m. The first 200 guests receive a free T-shirt. Free. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.
¦ Classical Concert – The Naples Philharmonic and its Youth Orchestra perform works by Mozart, Vivaldi and more starting at 7 p.m. at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.
Monday, May 20
¦ Monday Jam – Michael Blasucci and Frankie Colt perform at 5 p.m. at Fred’s Food, Fun and Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com.
¦ Live Music – Sara Hadeka takes the stage at 6 p.m. South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. 435-9333 or www.southstreetnaples.com.
Tuesday, May 21
¦ Now You’re Cooking – Chef Brian Lewis leads a cooking class featuring Italian specialties from 6-8 p.m. at The Sauce Lady. $35 includes a threecourse dinner. Reservations required. 592-5557 or www.thesaucelady.com.
Wednesday, May 22
¦ History Lesson – The Collier County Museum presents “A Brief History of Collier County” at 2 p.m. Free. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.com.
¦ Time for Wine – The Fresh Market hosts a wine-tasting to benefit the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon Foundation from 8-10 p.m. $20. 27251 Bay Landing Drive. 560-0015.
¦ Dreamgirls – At Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.
¦ Local Histpry – Naples Backyard History and Sea Salt restaurant present Maureen Sullivan-Hartung with “Beer Worms, Square Grouper and Indians, Oh My!” at 11 a.m. May 23. Lecture at the history museum followed by lunch at Sea Salt. $40. Reservations required. 774-2978 or www.naplesbackyardhistory.net.
¦ Wine Tasting – Three60 Market hosts a wine and cheese pairing from 4-6 p.m. May 23. $10 includes a $10 voucher toward any purchase during the evening. 2891 Bayview Ave. 732-7331 or www.360-market.com.
¦ Village Nights – The Village on Venetian Bay hosts live entertainment by the Dazzling Delrays and Sabrina from 5-8 p.m. May 23. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.
¦ Spring Concert – The Naples High School Band performs a composition written for the school by James Mobberley as part of the program for the band’s final performance of the year beginning at 7 p.m. May 23. Free. 1100 Golden Gate Circle. 377-5448.
¦ Cooking Class – Sea Salt restaurant presents a class in healthy cooking at 11:30 a.m. May 25. $65 includes lunch. Reservations required. 434-7258. ¦
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