WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
The Sultan Gallery at KVS Interior Design hosts an opening reception for “Watercolors” from 5:30-8 p.m. March 9. Barbara Groenteman (“I’m Lookin’ Good,” above) is the featured artist. Participating artists include Craig Alan, Kevin Caffrey, Vincent George, Inam, Cecil K., Josef Kote, Peter Kuttner, Jon Montoya, Diane Parker, Martin Quen, Peter Reuling and Lun Tse. 3820 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs. 949-6700, ext. 151. Theater
¦ Attack Bunnies Live – By The Marco Players as part of the Box Lunch Series at noon March 10. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.
¦ Little Women: The Musical – By TheatreZone March 8-18 at THE G&L Theater, 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352.
¦ The Fox on the Fairway – By Gulfshore Playhouse through March 23 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
Naples artist Bonny Hawley welcomes visitors to her studio for an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10. Ms. Hawley’s newest works are organic shaped canvases inspired by her love of the sea. “Fire and Ice,” above, measures 3-by-8½ feet. 2371 Linwood Ave. 649-1389 or www.bhawley.com.
COURTESY PHOTOS ¦ Hello, Dolly! – By The Naples Players through March 31 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See review, page C8.
¦ Forbidden Hollywood – In the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through March 10. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.
¦ My Fair Lady – At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, through March 11. 491-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
¦ Red – By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 25. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
¦ TRU – In the Studio Theatre at Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 18. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
¦ The Great American Trailer Park Musical – At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through April 29. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
¦ Brigadoon – At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 31. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
¦ In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play – By Laboratory Theater, Fort Myers, March 9-24. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
¦ Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – By FGCU Theatre at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, March 9-11. 333-1033 or www.sbdac.com.
Soprano Patricia Racette performs a solo concert to benefit Opera Naples the evening of March 16 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. A cocktail reception and silent and live auctions precede the concert. $125-$200. 963-9050. Thursday, March 8
¦ Book Talk – Elaine Newton’s Critic’s Choice series continues with a discussion of “Room” by Emma Donoghue at 10 a.m. today and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.
¦ Film Talk – Shelly Kaufman presents “Inspired Directors of Film” at 6:30 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. $25. 434-4737.
¦ Ad Libbing – Naples City Improv performs at 8 p.m. at the English Pub on the East Trail. $10. 682-0638.
¦ Classical Series – Guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto leads the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Fifth tonight through Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.
Friday, March 9
¦ Art Talk – The Naples Art Association presents “History/Mystery” with Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor of the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida at 4 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. $10 for members, $15 for others. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.
¦ Art Opening – The opening reception for “Photography from the Harn Museum” takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. Other new exhibits are the Naples Art Association Adult Student 2012 Show and the Members’ Gallery Fourth Show. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.
¦ Pickin’ and Grinnin’ – Stomp your feet to the bluegrass sounds of Eddie & Martha Adock from 7-10 p.m. at Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits. $10 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928.
Saturday, March 10
¦ See You There – Put on a pair of vision impairment glasses and “Walk A Mile In Our Shoes” to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. The 1-mile trek begins at 8:30 a.m. at Bayfront and ends there with a block party. 430-3934 or www.LighthouseofCollier.org.
¦ Artcrafters – The Naples Artcrafters hold their monthly show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 250-0804 or www.naplesartcrafters.com.
¦ Shrimp Fest – The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. 463- 9738 or 463-6986.
¦ Family Fun – The Naples Botanical Garden celebrates Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with Swomee- Swans, Humming-Fish and Brown Barba loots in the Smith Children’s Garden. An interactive reading/skit is set for 11:45 a.m. 643-7275 or www.naplesgaren.org.
¦ All Things Irish – Enjoy a “Touch of the Irish” from noon to 4 p.m. in the Town Center at Ave Maria, with music by West of Galway, Pipe Major Graeme Massies and Irish dancers, plus lots of Irish food and drink. 353-3903 or www.avemaria.com.
¦ Here’s to Beer – The Naples North Rotary Foundation and Coastal Beverage host the inaugural Naples Craft Beer Fest from noon-4 p.m. at Bayfront. $50. 398-3622 or email@example.com.
¦ It Takes a Village – Enjoy live entertainment when the Village on Venetian Bay hosts Saturdays by the Fountain from 1-4 p.m.
¦ In Concert – The Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs “Beethoven’s Last Night 2012” at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000.
¦ Art After Dark – The Galleries of Crayton Cove host Art After Dark from 6-9 p.m. 659-2787.
¦ Art Fest - The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents the Bonita Springs National Art Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26805 South Bay Dr. See and buy the work of national and international artists. Optional donation. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Sunday, March 11
¦ Jazz in the Garden – Enjoy the jazzy sounds of The Trio! from 2-4 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. Bring a blanket or chair for seating. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.
¦ Exhibition Hoops – The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 2 p.m. at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000 or www.germainarena.com.
¦ Big Band Sounds – The Gulf Coast Big Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 213-3058.
¦ Junior Recital – The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a junior recital by vocalist Kelly Starcher at 3:30 p.m. Free. 590-7851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Foreign Film – The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents a screening and discussion of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” from 1-4 p.m. $4 for members, $5 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737.
Monday, March 12
¦ Opera History – The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents “Porgy and Bess: The Book and the Opera” with instructor Gordon Greene from 10-11:30 a.m. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737.
¦ Rock Tunes – The Moody Blues perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481- 4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Tuesday, March 13
¦ A Rock Legend – Elton John takes the stage at 8 pm. at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000 or www.germainarena.com.
¦ A Woman of Note – Damaris Peters Pike presents “Women of Note: Thanks for the Memories – A Visit with Dolores Hope” at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Library. The presentation includes songs from the first half of the 20th century sprinkled with conversation about Bob Hope’s rise from Vaudeville to Hollywood. 394-3272.
¦ Singles Mingle – The Inbetweeners of Naples, a singles group for ages 40-70, meets from 6-8 p.m. at Pelican Larry’s, 7785 Davis Blvd. 592-5962 or email@example.com.
¦ Ballet Classic – Miami City Ballet, performing with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, presents “Giselle” at 8 p.m. tonight and Wednesday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. A dance preview with Miami City Ballet CEO Edward Villella begins at 7 p.m. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.
Wednesday, March 14
¦ Dramatic Portrayal – The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents
“An Affair of the Arts: Lunch with Cleopatra” at 11:30 a.m. at Miromar Lakes Country Club. Barbara Rinella brings the formidable queen to life. $46. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
¦ Art Talk – The Naples Art Association’s 2012 art lecture series wraps up with a presentation about appraisals by David Sleeman of the Winston Art Group at 4 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. $10 for members, $15 for others. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.
¦ In Your Dreams – Shakespeare in Paradise presents a sneak peek at its upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 4:30 p.m. March 15 at Clive Daniel Home. Free, with complimentary wine. 2777 Tamiami Trail N.; 261-4663.
¦ Perfect Harmony – The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1955 Curling Ave. A reception follows 597-4021.
¦ Mountain Music – Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder perform with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. March 16. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.
¦ Pops Sounds – The Southwest Florida Symphony opens its pops serires at 8 p.m. March 16-17 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Fort Myers. 418-1500 or wwwbbmannpah.com.
¦ Toy Story – Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” March 16-18 at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000.
¦ Big Band – The Southwest Florida Big Band performs from 7-9 p.m. March 16 in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058.
¦ Stamp Show – The Collier County Stamp Club holds its annual postage stamp show March 17-18 at the Cypress Masonic Lodge No. 295, 5850 Tamiami Trail N. Free admission and parking. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 732-8000.
¦ By the Letter – Academy Awardwinning actress Eva Marie Saint and her husband, Emmy Award-winning producer/ director Jeffrey Hayden, star in “Love Letters” at 3 and 7 p.m. March 17-18 in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.
¦ 5 + 1 – “Five Painters and A Potter” runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18 at The Clay Place, 1555 Shadowlawn Drive. The event celebrates four artists who landed in Naples 40 and 41 years ago (Jerry Vallez, Phil Fisher, Jim Rice and Paul Arsenault) and two others who came 32 and 27 years ago (Natalie Guess and Jeff Fessenden). Enjoy food, music and art talk. 775-1078. ¦
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