2017-03-23 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


The Naples Players present “These Shining Lives,” a historical drama recounting the true story of factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from their work, through April 15 at the Sugden Community Theater. Amy Hughes, Katherine Oni, JamieLynn Bucci and Jasmine Vizena star in the production. 263-7990 or –www.naplesplayers.org. 
PATRICE SHIELDS / COURTESY PHOTO The Naples Players present “These Shining Lives,” a historical drama recounting the true story of factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from their work, through April 15 at the Sugden Community Theater. Amy Hughes, Katherine Oni, JamieLynn Bucci and Jasmine Vizena star in the production. 263-7990 or –www.naplesplayers.org. PATRICE SHIELDS / COURTESY PHOTO THEATER

These Shining Lives – By The Naples Players March 22-April 15 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

The Merchant of Venice – By Gulfshore Playhouse March 25-April 15 at The Norris Center. 755 Fifth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Driving Miss Daisy – By The Marco Players through April 2 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

My Fair Lady – By The Naples Players through April 2 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

The Cave – By Theatre Conspiracy March 24-April 2 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 939-2787, theatre@artinlee.org or www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre.

Jersey Boys - At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall March 29-April 2. 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers. 481- 4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 12. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

Play On! - By the Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 1 at the Kiwanis Hall. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.


Brylcream performs favorites from the ’50s through the ’70s starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Unity of Bonita Springs. $20. 28285 Imperial Parkway. 947-3100 or www.unityofbonita.com. Brylcream performs favorites from the ’50s through the ’70s starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Unity of Bonita Springs. $20. 28285 Imperial Parkway. 947-3100 or www.unityofbonita.com. Shear Madness – By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 2 in the Art- Stage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

Cabaret – April 12-16 at ARtis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Men Are Dogs – By Island Theater Company April 19-23 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 394-0080 or www.theateronmarco.com.

THURSDAY3.23

Flow in the Garden – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a tai-chi session at 9:30 a.m. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.


The parent pick-up line at Seacrest Country Day School makes way for classic, exotic, muscle and tuner cars from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, to raise money for the school’s award-winning robotics program. $7 ($5 with donation of non-perishable food to benefit Grace Place). 7100 Davis Blvd. 791- 1986 or www.seacrest.org. The parent pick-up line at Seacrest Country Day School makes way for classic, exotic, muscle and tuner cars from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, to raise money for the school’s award-winning robotics program. $7 ($5 with donation of non-perishable food to benefit Grace Place). 7100 Davis Blvd. 791- 1986 or www.seacrest.org. Cruisin’ – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts a mangrove cruise with expert Kathy Worley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20-$47. 213-2500 or www.conservancy.org.

Tail Waggin’ – Native Visions Gallery hosts wolf-dog ambassadors from Shy Wolf Sanctuary along with several of the gallery’s featured artists to celebrate the sanctuary’s 30th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 737 Fifth Ave. S. 643-3785 or www.nativevisions.com.

History Talk – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about historical Jesus from 1:30-3 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Nature Chat – Humorist and natural history author Charles Sobczak discusses the changing face of nature and signs copies of his books while guests enjoy beer and ceviche from Coastal Peruvian at 6:30 p.m. at Everglades Wonder Gardens. $15 for members, $25 for others. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.org.

Sip & Sample – Enjoy a fashion show and samples from retailers and restaurants from 5:30-7 p.m. at Venetian Village to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. $40 in advance, $50 at the door. 262-1808 or www.friendsoffosterchildren.net.

Student Art - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts hosts an opening reception for the 19th annual Student Exhibition with an awards presentation at 6 p.m. in the Main Gallery. The exhibit runs through April 6. Free and open to the public. 745-4268 or www.fgcu.edu.

Meet the Author – Barnes & Noble at Watershops welcomes author Kelly Parsons (“Under the Knife”) at 7 p.m. 598-5200 or www.bn.com.

String Concert – The Henschell String Quartet performs with guest pianists Catherine Lan and Cesar Franck at 8 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $19-$59. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.

Tribute Concert – The Rocket Man Show performs works by Elton John at 7:30 p.m. at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $44-$65. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

Composer Tribute – Naples Philharmonic performs the music of Hollywood composer John Williams with selections from “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “Hook” and more at 8 p.m. tonight and select times through Sunday, March 25. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Concert – Jonathan Edwards performs at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

One-Man Show – Playwright and actor Chaz Palmintieri presents “A Bronx Tale” at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $50. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

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In Bloom – Naples Garden Club hosts the 2017 Naples Flower Show with juried entries, a garden market, live demonstrations and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, March 25, at Naples Botanical Garden. 262-1272 or www.naplesgardenclub.org.

Book Sale – Friends of the Bonita Springs Library host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday, March 25, in the library’s meeting room. 26876 Pine Ave. 533-4860 or agap@comcast.net.

History Event - The Bonita Springs Historical Society hosts a guided history walk tour from Liles Hotel and along the Imperial River to learn about pioneer life in the area from 10 a.m. to noon. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 221-8218 or calusaghosttours@gmail.com.

Orchid Show – Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance hosts an orchid show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at United Church of Christ. $5. 5200 Crayton Road. 269-6390 or www.gulfcoastorchidalliance.com.

See Food, Eat Food – The Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival returns with heaps of shellfish, music, beer and more starting at 11 a.m. and continuing through the weekend at Veterans Community Park. $10-$16. 393-1350 or www.marcoislandseafoodandmusicfestival.com.

History Chat – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about the Stuart dynasty’s ascent to the English throne from 1:30-3 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Nature Talk – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a presentation and book signing with photographer, author and National Geographic Explorer Carlton Ward, Jr. (“The Forgotten Coast”) from 2-3:30 p.m. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew. audubon.org.

Full of Grace – “Late Nite Catechism” returns with Sister’s riotous and righteous take on sins and sensibilities at 6 and 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, March 25, at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Piano Man – Musical comedian Jimmy Keys performs at 10 p.m. at Barbatella. $35. 263-1955 or www.barbatellanaples.com.

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Cruisin’ – Mercato hosts Naples Motorfest where guests can see exotic sports cars on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Muddin’ – Big Cypress National Preserve hosts a swamp walk at 10 a.m. guiding guests through cypress trees and swamp grass prairies. Free, but reservations required. 33100 Tamiami Trail E. 695-2000 or www.nps.gov.

Hidden Treasures – Naples Woman’s Club hosts its annual flea market and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the group’s headquarters. 570 Park St. 262-6331 or www.gfwcnapleswomansclub.com.

Guided Walk – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary takes adventurers off the boardwalk into the preserve’s old growth cypress forest from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hikers should be prepared for standing water and uneven terrain. $70-$85. 348- 9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.

Art Show – Head to Everglades City for an art show featuring handmade pieces by local artists from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McLeod Park. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org.

Faraway Places – Lighthouse of Collier County presents Naples India Fest 2017 with presentations, gourmet foods, fashion and more to immerse guests in the culture of the subcontinent from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fleischmann Park. 430- 3934 or www.lighthouseofcollier.org.

Hawaiian Style – Ave Maria hosts the Landshark Luau from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ave Maria Town Center. 352-3903 or www.avemaria.com.

Bonita Party – Celebrate Bonita! takes place with family activities, food vendors and musical performances by four-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols, The Ben Allen Band, Sarah Hadekah and more from 2-9 p.m. at Riverside Park. Free. 949-6262 or www.cityofbonitasprings.org.

I Hope You Dance – Naples Performing Arts Center hosts a daddy/ daughter dance with games, lessons, treats, raffles and more from 5-7 p.m. 6646 Willow Park Drive. 597-6722 or www.naplesperformingartscenter.com.

I Love the ’90s – Naughty by Nature, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, All-4-One, Vanilla Ice and other musical stars of the ’90s perform at 8 p.m. at Germain Arena. $35-$90. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Piano Concert – Celebrated pianist and composer Robin Spielberg performs at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Funny Guy – Off the Hook Comedy hosts Jon Reep, winner of “Last Comic Standing,” tonight and Sunday, March 26. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

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Om in the Garden – Greenmonkey yoga hosts an outdoor session at 10 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Grrreat! – Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest VIII with vendors, dock diving, pet portraits, grooming booth and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers. All dogs welcome. 369-0415 or info@grrswf.org.

Free Concert – Naples Big Band performs with vocalist Amy Bright at 2 p.m. at Cambier Park’s band shell. 594-5141 or www.naplesbigband.com.

Foreign Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “For My Father” (Israel, 2010) at 2 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. A suicide bomber becomes dependent on the kindness of strangers when his explosives won’t detonate, giving him time to meet some of the people he’s targeting. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434- 4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Choral Concert – Voices of Naples presents “Homeward Bound” at 3 p.m. at East Naples United Methodist Church Free, but freewill offering appreciated. 2701 Airport Road. 455-2582 or www.voicesofnaples.org.

Choral Concert – New Chorale of Southwest Florida performs patriotic and Broadway classics at 3 p.m. at Christus Victor Lutheran Church. 15600 Tamiami Trail N. www.thenewchoraleswflorida.org.

Classical Concert – The Bach Ensemble performs a program of works by Handel at 3:30 p.m. in The Bower Chapel at Moorings Park. 120 Moorings Park Drive. 732-1055 or www.thebachensemble.org.

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Lifelong Learning – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture about the teas growing in the garden from 10 a.m. to noon. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Koufax the Colossal – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about Sandy Koufax from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the university’s Naples Campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Foreign Film – Italian Cultural Society screens “La Bestia Nel Cuore” (2005) at 6:45 p.m. at The Norris Center. A pregnant woman learns how to cope with family secrets. $5. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 434- 3323 or www.italianculturalsociety.com.

Films for Film Lovers – Center for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Angel’s Share” (UK, 2012) at 7 p.m. Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Big Band Concert – The Stardust Memories Big Band performs movie and television theme songs from 7-9 p.m. at Cambier Park. Free. 823-7240.

Piano Impressions – Pianist Jodie DeSalvo performs works from the impressionistic period with selections by Ravel and DeBussy at 7 p.m. at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Illusionary – Fantastical dance troupe MOMIX performs its exhilarating show “Opus Cactus” at 8 p.m. tonight at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

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Flow in the Garden – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a tai-chi session at 9 a.m. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Art Talk – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about John Singer Sargent from 10 a.m. to noon at Brooks Commons Club in Bonita Springs. $24 for members, $29 for others. 9930 Coconut Road. 949-3800 or www.fgcu.edu.

Hello, Fresh – The NCH Farmers Market sets up at the hospital’s downtown campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.nchmd.org.

Pup Patrol – Naples Botanical Garden welcomes well-behaved, leased dogs from 8-11 a.m. each Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. each Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. each Sunday. Free for members dogs, $9.95 for other pooches. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Piano Concert – Josh Wright, winner of Heida Hermann’s International Piano Competition, performs at 5:30 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $90 for members, $100 for others. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Nature Talk – Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts a talk about panther conservation project, Wings of Hope, at 6:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 403-4207 or www.conservancy.org.

Piano Concert – Michael Baron, FGCU’s head of keyboard studies, performs from 6:30-8 p.m. at Bower Chapel in Moorings Park. $20-$25. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Show Don’t Tell – Stage II Improv performs at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Sugden Community Theater. $10-$20. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

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Mutts & Martinis – Greater Marco YMCA hosts pooch parades, costume contests, pet psychics, silent auctions and more with a variety of specialty martinis from 5-8 p.m. at The Esplanade on Marco Island. $5. 394-9622 or www.greatermarcoy.org.

Art After Hours – The Baker Museum at Artis—Naples offers extended hours from 6-9 p.m. Free. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Cruisin’ – Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts an eco-cruise in local estuaries to explore their endangered species from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20-$47. 213-2500 or www.conservancy.org.

Guitar Duo – String team German Lopez perform virtuosic timple/guitar works at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

COMING UP

DIY Baubles – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a jewelry workshop with artist-in-residence Mary Limont, from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, March 30. $3 plus park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Plant Workshop – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a tai leaf lei-making workshop 10 a.m. to noon onThursday, March 30. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643- 4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Reel Stories – Artis—Naples hosts a presentation and screening of “Frida” (2002) at 2 p.m. A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. $34. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Refugee Lecture – Hodges University hosts a lecture about the tragic sailings of the St. Louis, the Struma and the Exodus — all attempting to convey Jewish refugees out of Nazi-occupied territories — from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 30. $10. 2655 Northbrooke Drive. 598-6153 or www.hodges.edu.

Amish Talk – Historical romance writer Molly Jebber (“Two Suitors for Anna”) talks about what it’s like to be Amish at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Baptist Church of Naples. Free. 449- 4488 or www.mollyjebber.com.

Flotsam and Jetsam – Friends of Lovers Key hosts at nautical flea market with arts and crafts, clothing, cruising equipment and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the state park. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org.

Masterworks – Naples Philharmonic performs works by Prokofiev, Bartók, Strauss and more in a tribute to Olga Hirschorn at 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, March 30 and April 1. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Chickee Chat – Naples Historical Society hosts a talk about the history and importance of native shoreline plants from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, March 31, with biologist Glen Stacell. Free for members, $8 for others. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org.

Sweet Harmony – The Everglades Barbershop Quartet and the 2015 Sweet Adelines Gold Medalists Bling! Quartet perform at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church. $20. 6020 Rattlesnake- Hammock Road. 775-0691 or 289-5826.

I’ve Gotta Be Me – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs pays tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy with a performance by The Rat Pack Remembered at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31. $47-$57. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Om in the Swamp – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a meditation session at the preserve’s amphitheater from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1. $20. 348-9151 or www.corkscrewswampsanctuary.com.

Car Show – The robotics program at Seacrest Country Day School hosts a display of exotic, classic, muscle and tuner cars from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, to raise money for its organization. $7, $5 with donation of non-perishable food to benefit Grace Place. 7100 Davis Blvd. 791-1986 or www.seacrest.org.

Love the Earth – Naples Zoo hosts Party for the Planet to promote conservation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Free admission for county residents. 262-5409 or www.napleszoo.com.

Princess Party – Barnes & Noble hosts a “Beauty and the Beast” party with storytime, songs and activities at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1. 598-5200 or www.bn.com.

Turnaround Trey – Former U.S. representative and local news anchor Trey Radel signs his book “Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness and Finger Food” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Barnes & Noble. 598-5200 or www. bn.com.

Gotta Dance – Naples Civitan Club hosts its Shining Stars dinner/dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Artichoke & Company. $55, reservations required. 774-2623 or naplescivitan@aol.com.

Food Fest – Mercato hosts its Spring Fling & Food Festival with food samples, lawn games and kids’ activities from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2. 254-1080 or www.mercato.com.

Opera Night – Gulfshore Opera presents “Madame Butterfly” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, and 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs. 529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org.

Doo Wop – Brylcream performs music from the ’50s through the ’70s at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Unity of Bonita Springs. $20. 28285 Imperial Parkway. 947-3100 or www.unityofbonita.com.

Chamber Concert – Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform works by Mozart featuring violinist Leticia Moreno at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2. 597- 1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Meet the Composers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a multimedia presentation on Beethoven at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2. $22. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Jewish Film – Beth Tikvah’s Naples Jewish Festival screens “Laugh Lines” (2015) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Sugden Community Theater. Subscriptions start at $100. 434-1818 or www.naplesjewishfilmfestival.org.

Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Not of this World” (Italy, 1999) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3. The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to rear an abandoned baby. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Never Forget – Storytellers of the Round Table present a storytelling showcase event entitled “The Elephant: Stories You’ll Never Forget,” with fables, unbelievable true stories, original compositions and more from 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 3, at Sugden Community Theater. $20. 263-7990 or www.opendreaming.com.

Cruisin’ – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida host an eco-cruise with sea turtle expert Jeff Schmid, where he will tell guests about his research and explore the animals’ habitat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. $20-$47. 213- 2500 or www.conservancy.org.

Ballet Night – Miami City Ballet performs works by Balanchine and Taylor with accompaniment by the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Lunch & Learn – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center provides lunch and a lecture titled “Green Turtles Graze Down Bermudian Seagrass Meadows on the Move to South Florida” at noon on Wednesday, April 5. $10 for members, $15 for others. Registration required. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org.

Art ALIVE – The Naples Art District, located behind Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge Roads, opens its 40 galleries and studios to the public from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. 596-5059 or www.naplesartdistrict.com.

Jazz Night – Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs with saxophonist Eric Alexander at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Cruisin’ – Miromar Outlets hosts a car show featuring exotic, antique and custom rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2. www.miromaroutlets.com.

Sunset Concert – Friends of Lovers Key presents local singer/songwriters Alan Bradford, Dave Clayton and Bill Veach from 3:45 p.m. to sunset on Thursday, April 6. Free with regular park entry. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org

Violin Concert – Contemporary violinist Ann-Sophie Mutter performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Bluegrass – The Hillbenders perform at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Tonight Show – Stand-up legend and former talk show host Jay Leno performs at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Bluegrass Show – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver performs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Naples Botanical Garden. $35. www.bluewaterbluegrass.com.

Stupid Cupid – Neil Sedaka performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $70. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

Wildlife Party – Koreshan State Historic Site hosts Gopher Tortoise Day with educational opportunities, activities, viewings and more starting at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Foreign Film – Italian Cultural Society screens “Verso Nord” (Italy, 2004) at 6:45 p.m. Monday, April 10, at The Norris Center. A burly, nearly mute criminal embarks on a road trip to Switzerland to help a ten-year-old Moroccan boy reach his adoptive parents. $5. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 434-3323 or www.italianculturalsociety.com.

Free Concert – Naples Big Band performs at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Cambier Park’s band shell. 594-5141 or www.naplesbigband.com.

Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Intimate Stories” (2002, Argentina) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10. Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys on a breathtaking Patagonian route. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Latin Music – Pianist Nachito Herrera and soprano Eglisse Guttierez meld opera, jazz and Latin American music at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $19-$85. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.

Blues Concert – Influential blues guitarist Buddy Guy performs at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Artis—Naples. 597- 1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Cruisin’ – Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts an eco-cruise to Rookery Bay to explore its ecological history from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. $20- $47. 213-2500 or www.conservancy.org.

Nature Talk – Artists Connie Bransilver and Nicholas Petrucci lead a multimedia presentation about Guardians of the Everglades at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Free for members, $10 for others. 403-4207 or www.conservancy.org.

The Way I’m Livin’– Country start Lee Ann Womack performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Southwest Florida Performing

Arts Center. $28-$44. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

Jazz Concert – Mudbone performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-$40. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2900 or www.capacenter.org.

Gimme That – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a handbag event where guests can purchase a wide array of purses while sampling hors d’oeuvres and enjoying cocktails from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 13. $45, includes bites, a drink and five raffle tickets. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Frankly Funny – Actor and comedian Frank Blocker performs monologues, improv, songs and more at 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

A Tisket, A Tasket – Venetian Village hosts an Easter Jamboree with the Easter bunny, egg hunt, arts and crafts and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.

Best Breakfast – Miromar Outlets hosts breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, with photos following from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the restaurant piazza. 984-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Colombiano – South American band Herencia de Timbiquí performs regional Colombian music at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $40-$50. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Don’t Look Back – Boston performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Germain Arena. $40-$100. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Chamber Concert – Members of Naples Philharmonic perform works by Beethovan and Schuman at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Cruisin’ – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts an eco-cruise to view birds of prey from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 19. $20-$47. 213-2500 or www.conservancy.org.

Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Mysteries of Lisbon” (France, 2010) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19. A jealous countess, a wealthy businessman and a young boy are scattered across Europe and connect with a variety of mysterious individuals. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

String Recital – The Royal String Quartet of Poland performs contemporary compositions at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $27-$37. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Masterworks – Naples Philharmonic Chorus celebrates 25 years with a performance featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Vaughn Williams at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

‘Bout to Harmonize – Vocal group Flashback Four perform hits by The Beach Boys, BeeGees and The Four Seasons at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at The Norris Center. $25. 55 Eighth Ave S. 213-3058 or www.naplesgov.com.

Thriver – Olivia Newton-John performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $39-$125. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. ¦

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