WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
The Marco Island Christmas Boat Parade plies the waters around the island beginning in Factory Bay at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and proceeding upriver to the Marco Island Yacht Club, returning past the Esplanade, Hideaway Beach and La Peninsula on the Isles of Capri and ending across from the Snook Inn. Rightside Gallery in the Esplanade will serve holiday treats to all who stop by. Call 250-8348. BETTY NEWMAN / RIGHTSIDE GALLERY / COURTESY IMAGE
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – By the Naples Players through Dec. 19 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263- 7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.
Gaslight – By Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 19. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
The Santaland Diaries – By Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers though Dec. 23. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
’Twas the Night Before Christmas – By Theatre Conspiracy at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers Dec. 20-22. 936-3239 or wwwartinlee.org.
The Naples Players present “Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 19 at the Sugden Community Theatre. Call 263- 7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone – By Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers Dec. 16-18. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy. org. See review on page C8.
Holly Jolly Christmas – At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 25. 278-04422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
The Andrews Brothers – At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
Holiday Sounds – The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs “Holiday Pops” at 8 p.m. Dec. 16-19 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.
Charles Ross brings his wildly entertaining “One- Man Star Wars Trilogy” to the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers at 8 p.m. Dec. 30-31. Call 936-3239 or visit www.theatreconspiracy. org. COURTESY PHOTO
More Pops – The Southwest Florida Symphony performs “Very Merry Pops” at 8 p.m. Dec. 18-19 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 418-1500 or www.bbmannpah. com. Three Phantoms in Concert – The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs with three tenors who played “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway at 8 p.m. Dec. 21. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. SOLD OUT.
Thursday, Dec. 16
Time to Shop – Le Bourdon, Cottontails and Pretty Woman at 7935 Airport Pulling Road have extended hours and refreshments for shoppers during a trunk show from 3-7 p.m.
Step Out In Style – Coconut Point celebrates the season with “Holiday in Heels” from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy holiday fashions, live entertainment, food and wine samplings and more. 992-9966 or www.simon.com.
Holiday Tunes – The Naples High School Holiday Concert in the Park starts at 7 p.m. at Cambier Park, featuring the Naples High symphonic, concert and jazz bands and the percussion ensemble. Enjoy the music plus a bake sale, sing-a-long and more. hollysybil@ aol.com.
Strike Up The Bands – It’s High School Band Night from 6-9 p.m. at The Village on Venetian Bay. 403- 2204.
Art Night – The Center for the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay present Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. 495-8989.
Holiday Sounds – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church presents a Christmas concert with Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr. at 7 p.m. at 3901 Davis Blvd. $20. 643-0197.
Open Mic Night – Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. www. naplesflatbread.com.
Friday, Dec. 17
Spring Preview – Marissa Collections hosts a Valentino Spring Trunk Show today and Saturday at 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148.
Local History – Author Lila Zuck gives a free lecture on the founding of Naples at 3 p.m. at the Naples Preserve.
Holiday Opera – Opera Naples presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7:30 p.m. at the North Naples United Methodist Church. $15 students, $25 adults. 513-SING or www.operanaples. com.
Bach Ensemble – The Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series features the Bach Ensemble Troubadours at 7 p.m. at Edison State College- Naples. $10 adult, $5 students. www. bayshorecapa.org.
A Country Christmas – “The Gaither Homecoming Christmas Tour 2010” starts at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. 948-7825.
Ad Libbing – Naples City Improv performs from 8-10 p.m. at the Norris Center. $15. 213-3049.
Craft Show – The new season of exhibits for the Southwest Florida Craft Guild begins with the All Member Show at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. An opening reception is set for 6-8 p.m. The show runs until Jan. 2. 495-8989.
Small Art – The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents the annual Small Works & Miniatures Exhibition today through Jan. 3, featuring artworks ranging from small to just plain tiny. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org.
Saturday, Dec. 18
Boat Parade – The Marco Island Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m. in Factory Bay and proceeds upriver to the Marco Island Yacht Club, ending across from the Snook Inn. 250-8348.
Pickin’ and Grinnin’ – The Bluegrass Parlor Band performs from 7-9 p.m. at the Norris Center. Special guests Mark Kreitzer and Jon Garon join the renowned Walker Brothers for an evening of power pickin’. 213-3049.
Sunday, Dec. 19
Author Event – Local author Laurie Martin signs her book, “Smile Across Your Heart,” from 11 a.m.-noon at Naples Unity Church, 2000 Unity Way. 775-3009, ext. 111.
Big Band Sounds – The Gulf Coast Big Band performs at 2 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 434-4925.
Garden Music – The Bob Zotola Quartet performs for Jazz in the Garden from 2-4 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. www.bayshorecapa.org.
Making Waves – The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team makes waves at 4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. www. miromaroutlets.com.
Monday, Dec. 20
Christmas Concert – The Naples Jazz Orchestra performs holiday tunes from 7-9 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 592-9205.
Film Mixer – Mix, mingle, watch and discuss an indie film at the Fort Myers Film Festival Mixer at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. $2 at the door. 333-1933.
Wednesday, Dec. 22
Open Mic Night – Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits hosts Open Mic Night with Tim McGeary and friends from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com.
9 to 5: The Musical – At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Dec. 27-Jan. 2. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.
Young Frankenstein – At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers Dec. 28-Jan. 2. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.org.
The Full Monty – At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers Dec. 30-Feb. 12. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com.
Happy New Year! – New Year’s Eve Fireworks light up the Naples Fishing Pier from 7:30-8 p.m. Dec. 31. 213-7120.
Seascape – By The Marco Players Jan. 5-23 in the theater at Marco Town Center. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers. com.
No, No, Nanette – By Theatre- Zone in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples Jan. 6-16. (888) 966- 3352 or www.theatrezoneflorida.com.
Organ Concert – The Hyacinth Series presents organist Diane Bish at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 261-1487.
Sylvia – By The Naples Players Jan. 12-Feb. 5 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org.
Love Story – “Bugles in the Afternoon: The Life and Times of George Armstrong and Libbie Bacon Custer” comes to The Norris Center for one performance Jan. 13. 213-3049.
Naples Concert Band – The band’s 39th season of free concerts in Cambier Park continues at 2 p.m. Jan. 16. 263-9521 or www.naplesconcertband. org.
Lucia de Lammermoor – By Opera Naples Jan. 15-16 at Miromar Design Center. (800) 771-1041 or www. operanaples.com.
Unnecessary Farce – By the Gulfshore Playhouse Jan. 28-Feb. 13 at The Norris Center. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
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