2017-07-27 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Enjoy the antics of the world’s most magical nanny in “Mary Poppins” through Aug. 12 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. 
COURTESY PHOTO Enjoy the antics of the world’s most magical nanny in “Mary Poppins” through Aug. 12 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. COURTESY PHOTO THEATER

The Cocktail Hour – By The Studio Players through Aug. 6 at the Golden Gate Community Center. 398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.com. See review on page C10.

Sister Act: The Musical – By The Naples Players through July 30 at the Sugden Community Theater. The TNP KidzAct troupe presents a teen version of the show Aug. 4-6. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

The Smell of the Kill – By Laboratory Theater of Florida Aug. 4-26. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.

Mary Poppins – By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 12. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.


If “Cheeseburger in Paradise” is your jam, you’ll want to check out the trop-rock stylings of Capt. Jac from 7-10 p.m. Monday, July 31, at The Marco Players Theater. Includes a reception and Q&A with the musician followed by a jam session. $30- $35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. If “Cheeseburger in Paradise” is your jam, you’ll want to check out the trop-rock stylings of Capt. Jac from 7-10 p.m. Monday, July 31, at The Marco Players Theater. Includes a reception and Q&A with the musician followed by a jam session. $30- $35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Right Bed, Wrong Husband – By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Into the Woods – By students in Gulfshore Playhouse’s STAR Academy summer camp at 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Sister Act: The Musical – By The Naples Players KidzAct Aug. 4-5 at Sugden Community Theater. 263- 7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See story on page C1.

James & the Giant Peach – By The Naples Players KidzAct Aug. 11-13 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Women in Jeopardy – By Theatre Conspiracy Aug. 11-26 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.artinlee.org.

THURSDAY7.27

’SUP, Dudes – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a beginning paddle board lesson for ages 12 and up at 9:30 a.m. $15, reservations required. Equipment included. 431-0958 or www.naplesbeachadventures.com.

Gold in Them Hills – FGCU hosts a lecture about the 1849 Gold Rush from 10-11:30 a.m. at Brooks Commons Club in Bonita Springs. $20 for members, $25 for others. 9930 Coconut Road. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Art, Drink and Be Merry – Naples Art Association invites guests to enjoy wine while instructors help them complete an acrylic painting from 6-9 p.m. $50. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

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Coffee with a Cop – Enjoy a cup o’ Joe with Collier County sheriff’s deputies from 8-10 a.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts in Golden Gate. 7775 Preserve Lane. 774- 4434 or www.colliersheriff.org.

Free Stuff for Kids – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers free admission and themed programming to kids ages 12 and younger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This week’s theme: Birds! 300 Tower Road. 530-5977 or www.rookerybay.org.

Classic Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “Shall We Dance” (1937), starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire at 2 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. $6 for RA members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Hot Summer Nights – Collier County Sheriff’s Office hosts its final night of family activities that include bounce houses, karaoke, lawn games and more from 6-9 p.m. at Vineyards Community Park. 6231 Arbor Blvd. 774- 4434 or www.colliersheriff.org.

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To Market, To Market – Third Street South hosts a farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Dancing Shoes – Learn how to dance backward in high heels when The Naples Players holds a dance class from 1-3 p.m. at Sugden Community Theater. $30 for members, $55 for others. Must be at least 18 years old. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Live Music – True Blue performs with special guest Susie Hulcher from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 360 Market. 289 Bayview Drive. 732-7331 or www.360market.com.

On the Spot – Comedian Guy Torry performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club tonight and Sunday, July 30. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

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Beach Baubles – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a talk about beach combing beginning at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Foreign Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “Force Majeur” (Sweden, 2014) at 2 p.m. A model Swedish family is on a skiing holiday when an avalanche turns everything upside down. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

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Movie Magic – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy presents a lecture about director John Huston from 10-11:30 a.m. at the university’s Naples Center. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players welcome singer/songwriter Capt. Jac at 7 p.m. The concert is followed by a reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session until 10 p.m. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “20 Feet from Stardom” (2013) at 7 p.m. A documentary about the hidden lives of backup singers to the stars. $10. 10150 Fifth Ave. S. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

TUESDAY8.1

Pup Patrol – Naples Botanical Garden welcomes friendly, leashed dogs to accompany their owners from 8-11 a.m. Free for member dogs, regular admission plus $9.95 for non-members and their pooches. Dog-walking hours are also from 3-5 p.m. Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

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Wild Wednesdays – Naples Botanical Garden’s conservation team hosts a walk through the garden’s natural areas in the Smith Upland Preserve from 9-10 a.m. Free with regular admission. 643- 4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Total Eclipse – Headquarters Library hosts a presentation about the mechanics of the 2017 solar eclipse at 2 p.m. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org.

Rethink Resale – The Guadalupe Resale and Consignment Shop invites shoppers to rediscover the thrill of bargain hunting at an open house from 4-6 p.m. 8100 Trail Blvd. 594-2696 or www.guadalupecenter.org.

Hey, Ladies – The Center Bar at Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts Ladies’ Night with $5 house wine and margaritas and $3.50 well drinks from 4 p.m. to close. 26795 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. www.promenadeshops.com.

Jig Is Up – Traditional Irish musicians take the stage and kick up their heels at 7 p.m. at Riptide Brewing Company. 987 Third Ave. N. 228-6533 or www.riptidebrewingcompany.com.

Crystal Clear – The Gypsy Sea Witch hosts a crystal bowl meditation at 7 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. $15-$20, must pre-register at website. 754- 444- 9779 or www.thegypsyseawitch.com.

COMING UP

Love That Dress! – Purely You Spa hosts a dress collection party for PACE Center for Girls’ annual Love That Dress! from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. Guests can enjoy mini spa treatments, gifts and consultations. Free with the donation of a new or gently used dress. Reservations requested. 3066 Tamiami Trail N. 331-8266 or www.purelyyouspa.com.

Free Concert – Electric Mud performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Crave Dance – Venue Naples hosts an evening of dinner an dancing lessons from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. $65 per person for food, instruction and a glass of champagne. 13240 Tamiami Trail N. 292-1529 or www.venuenaples.com.

Calm in the Swamp – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a morning meditation at the preserve’s amphitheater with spiritual coach Bethanny Gonzalez from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. $10 for members, $20 for others. 348-9151 or www.audubon.corkscrew.org.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players host singer/songwriters Pete Gallagher and Pat Barmore in concert at 7 p.m. followed by a reception and Q&A with the musicians and a jam session until 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Art Reception – Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts an opening reception for the exhibit “Over 80/Under 30” from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. Free, but donations welcome. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandarts.com.

Art Awards – Naples Art Association hosts an awards ceremony, reception and live music by Joel Osment for “Your Choice 2017,” the organization’s annual non-juried exhibition of member works, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11. The exhibition will hang through Sept. 29. $10. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Nature Film – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida screens Disneynature’s “Wings of Life” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug 12. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players present singer/songwriter Andy Wahlberg in concert at 7 p.m. followed by a reception, Q&A and jam session until 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

For The Birds – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning center hosts a light breakfast and lecture about citizen science from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. $10 for members, $15 for others. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org.

Poetry and Piano – Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke and composer William Dawson Jr. present their original collaborations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Naples United Church of Christ. $40. 5200 Crayton Road. 646- 734-8179 or www.grandpianoseries.com.

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. Saturday, Aug. 19. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Eurocentric – Opera Naples hosts a Eurofest celebration featuring Italian cuisine and music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Ristorante Ciao. $90 per person. 835- 4th Ave. S. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players hosts “Sawgrass” Cindy Hackney in concert at 7 p.m. followed by a reception, Q&A and jam session until 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players presents singer/songwriter Joerey Ortiz in concert at 7 p.m. followed by a reception, Q&A and jam session until 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

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

Art, Drink and Be Merry – Naples Art Association invites guests to sip wine while instructors help them complete an acrylic painting from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. $50. 585 Park St. 262- 6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Free Concert – Rockin’ Horse performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Free Film – Mercato screens “The Angry Birds Movie” (2016) on the lawn at sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 19. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the porkers are up to. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

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. Saturday, Sept. 16. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Nosh & Shop – Waterside Shops hosts the fifth annual Craving Fashion culinary and fashion event where guests can see the latest fashions available at retailers and enjoy bites from dozens of area restaurants from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Proceeds benefit United Way of Collier County. 598- 1605 or www.watersideshops.com.

Art ALIVE – The museums and studios of Naples Art District, located behind Airport Pulling and Pine Ridge Roads, open their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Over forty professional artists will showcase their recent works and demonstration their medium. Free. 596-5099 or www.naplesartdistrict.com.

Wicked Game – Rock ’n’ roll crooner Chris Isaak performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $43-$63. 481-4849 or www.bbmanpah.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. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.gov. ¦

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