2010-05-20 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

Miami Beach artist Deborah Mitchell captures the splendor of the Big Cypress and the Everglades in “Documenting Our Contemporary Wetlands,” a mixed-media exhibition comprised of 20 black-and-white photographs embellished with nature’s beauty. Above is Ms. Mitchell’s Looneyville Doe. The show is on display at the Museum of the Everglades through Saturday, June 26. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is at 105 W. Broadway in Everglades City. Admission is free. For more information, call 695-0008. COURTESY PHOTO Miami Beach artist Deborah Mitchell captures the splendor of the Big Cypress and the Everglades in “Documenting Our Contemporary Wetlands,” a mixed-media exhibition comprised of 20 black-and-white photographs embellished with nature’s beauty. Above is Ms. Mitchell’s Looneyville Doe. The show is on display at the Museum of the Everglades through Saturday, June 26. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is at 105 W. Broadway in Everglades City. Admission is free. For more information, call 695-0008. COURTESY PHOTO This week’s theater

 Mirandolina - By ETC…Readers Theatre of The Naples Players at 7:30 p.m. May 23 at the Tobye Studio, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. $10. 263-7990.

 Aurora’s Wedding - By Naples Ballet Inc. at 7 p.m. May 21 and 3 and 6 p.m. May 22 at The Sugden Community Theatre. 732-1000 or www.NaplesBallet. org.

Opera Naples presents its touring school production of “Sweet Betsy from Pike” for the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Collier County Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. An engaging story set in the Gold Rush era, “Sweet Betsy from Pike” stars Dan Bielinski, left, as Ike and Carolyn Greiner as Betsy. Both are in the Opera Naples Young Artists program. PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTO Opera Naples presents its touring school production of “Sweet Betsy from Pike” for the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Collier County Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. An engaging story set in the Gold Rush era, “Sweet Betsy from Pike” stars Dan Bielinski, left, as Ike and Carolyn Greiner as Betsy. Both are in the Opera Naples Young Artists program. PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTO  Tea-A-Ria - Presented by Fred’s Diner May 23 and June 6, 13 and 20. Enjoy a light-hearted comedy with ’40’s era cocktails and Italian entrees. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928.

 Greater Tuna - By the Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre through May 22. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

This week’s symphony

 Percussion Tunes - A Magic Carpet Concert: Percussion is set for 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 22 by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900.

 Star Spangled Spectacular - By the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. May 27-29 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900.

Thursday, May 20

 Open Mic - Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. www.naplesflatbread.com.

 Pooch Party - Naples Botanical Garden hosts a Dogs in the Garden Public Walk from 9-11 a.m. Stroll the pathways and enjoy the scenery. $4.95 for non-members; free for members. 643-7275.

 Thursdays on Third - Enjoy live music and free entertainment along with shopping and dining every Thursday evening between November and May on Third Street South. www.thirdstreetsouth. com.

 Quiz Night - The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. naplesenglishpub.com.

Friday, May 21

 Comedian - D.L. Hughley performs today through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900.

 Multi-media Show - “Salvage,” with Alyce Bochette dance, plays today and Saturday at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933.

 Music & More - The Norris Center hosts an open mic night from 6-7:30 p.m., with live local bands performing from 7:30-11 p.m. 213-3058.

 Weekend Concerts - Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by the Kappo Kings. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter. com.

Saturday, May 22

 Dog Show - The Greater Fort Myers Dog Club Spring Show is set for today and Sunday at the Lee Civic Center. Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $8 per car per day or $15 for both days. 945-2776.

 British Invasion - The firstever British Invasion to benefit Youth Haven takes place from 6-9 p.m. on the rooftop parking deck at Mercato. Festivities take concertgoers back to the ’60s with a musical tribute to The Beatles by the tribute band Let It Be. The Pub at Mercato provides food and drink with British flair. $75. 687-5153 or e-mail jamie.gregor@youthhaven.net.

 Cool Movie - A Dive-In Movie is set for 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, 15000 Livingston Rd. Float on an inner tube or splash around while watching “Where the Wild Things Are.” The park hosts a second Dive-In Movie on June 19 at the same time. $5 per person. 252-4021.

 Dog Party - Dog Day Afternoon at the Mercato is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at AZN in the Mercato. Enjoy live entertainment, adorable dogs for adoption, Chinese auction, and pet talent and costume contests. Patricia@hsnaples. org or call 643-1880, ext. 18.

 Paddle Races - The first-ever Stand Up and Paddle Luau Races start at 10 a.m. at the Bayfront Dock, with competitions for all ages. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Collier County. Pre-registration of $25 can be done at Noodles Café or Tavern on the Bay. 370-6577.

 Car Cruise - A Downtown Car Cruise-In is set for 5-8 p.m. on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. 332- 4443.

 Music event - Camp Rock USA presents “Rock Concert Camp” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center. All ages are welcome. $100 registration includes instruction with major label recording artists, concert performance with a live audience, “Camp Rock USA” backstage pass and more. 963-9208 or 285-8000.

 Youth Concert - A Youth Chorale Recital starts at 2 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900.

 Weekend Concerts - Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by Both Hands. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter. com.

 Chess Anyone? - The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com.

Sunday, May 23

 Inspirational Concert - “Steffanie Pearce and Friends,” a program of traditional and contemporary inspirational music with soprano Steffanie Pearce, founding director of Opera Naples, and keyboardist/singer Paul Todd, Rebecca Richardson and several Young Artists of Opera Naples, starts at 4:30 p.m. at North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Frank Road; $20; 810-4431 or hall02262@gmail.com.

 Bikers for Bosoms - Fred’s Diner, Chrome Diva’s and For Footed Friends host a poker run to benefit Bosom Buddies. Register at 8:30 a.m., ride out at 10 and enjoy stops along the way, followed by raffles, music and fun at Fred’s at 2 p.m. 431-7928.

 Family Event - Family Fare No. 2: Pictures at an Exhibition starts at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. This concert event is geared for the whole family. 597-1900

 Water Ski Show - A free water ski show by the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team starts at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Miromar Outlets near the Restaurant Piazza.

Monday, May 24

 Love Trivia? - The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400.

Tuesday, May 25

 Artists in the Garden - The Naples Botanical Garden hosts Artists in the Garden from 8 a.m.-noon. Artists/ photographers are welcome to set up their easels and tripods on any of the garden lawns; eco-friendly paints only. 643-7275.

Wednesday, May 26

 History Tours - Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at 137 12th Ave. South. Requested donations are $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations are required: 261-8164.

 Song Night - Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Fred’s Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com.

Upcoming events

 Artist Event - The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 4-7 p.m. May 27. Enjoy exhibitions and musical entertainment. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org

 Pottery Workshop - “A Taste of Raku” a three-hour workshop takes place from 6-9 p.m. May 27 at Rosen Gallery & Studios, North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd., Naples, by award-winning artists Annabelle Johnson & Richard W. Rosen. $43, includes materials, refreshments a finished piece of raku to take home. Reservations: 821-1061.

 Makeup Madness - Nancy Joseph Makeup Studio hosts Makeup Madness from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 28 at 4949 Tamiami Trail N. Ste. 102. Experience styling sessions with professional makeup artists and skin professionals and enjoy cocktails, appetizers, door prizes and music. $20, reservations required. 643-5477.

 Strings Concert - Magic Carpet Concert - Strings is performed at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 29. 597-1900

 R&B Tunes - The chart-topping “Sweet Philly” band from the ‘70s, The Stylistics, performs at the Seminole Casino Immokalee at 8 p.m. May 30. $25. 800-218-0007 or www.SeminoleImmokaleeCasino. com.

 Holiday Concert - A Memorial Day 2010 Concert is performed from 6-7:30 p.m. May 31 at the Cambier Park band shell in Naples. 404-7481.

 Art Reception - The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts a Summer Solstice Opening Reception from 6-8 p.m. June 11 at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

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