2012-03-22 / Community Calendar

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


The Brasil Guitar Duo presents a free concert of music from Baroque to Brasilian folk at 4 p.m. March 25 at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church. Meet the musicians at a reception following their concert. 553 Galleon Drive. 262-6581, ext. 207. 
COURTESY PHOTOS The Brasil Guitar Duo presents a free concert of music from Baroque to Brasilian folk at 4 p.m. March 25 at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church. Meet the musicians at a reception following their concert. 553 Galleon Drive. 262-6581, ext. 207. COURTESY PHOTOS Theater

¦ Last of the Red Hot Lovers – By The Marco Players through April 15. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

¦ Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok – At the Marco Island Historical Museum through March 25. 394-0080 or www.theateronmarco.com.

¦ The Fox on the Fairway – By Gulfshore Playhouse through March 23. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

¦ Hello, Dolly! – By The Naples Players through March 31 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.


Trumpet prodigy Geoffrey Gallante joins the Naples Concert Band in performances at 7 p.m. March 24 at Lely High School and at 2 p.m. March 25 in the band shell at Cambier Park. Now 11 years old, Geoffrey began tooting his horn at the age of 4 and has performed with the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble on the steps of the Capitol and with trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis. 263-9521 or www.NaplesConcertBand.org. Trumpet prodigy Geoffrey Gallante joins the Naples Concert Band in performances at 7 p.m. March 24 at Lely High School and at 2 p.m. March 25 in the band shell at Cambier Park. Now 11 years old, Geoffrey began tooting his horn at the age of 4 and has performed with the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble on the steps of the Capitol and with trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis. 263-9521 or www.NaplesConcertBand.org. ¦ Into the Woods – By KidzAct of The Naples Players March 26-27 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See story on page C3.

¦ Red – At the Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 25. 332- 4488 or www.floridarep.org. And at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, March 27-31. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.

¦ The School for Wives – By Theatre Conspiracy March 23-April 7 at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org.


Dave Gardner plays Pablo Picasso and Bonnie Knapp portrays Miss Fischer, a Nazi-employed art historian, in a scene from The Naples Players’ “A Picasso,” playing through April 14 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. The drama is set in German-occupied Paris in 1941, when Picasso is called to authenticate some confiscated paintings. $25 for adults, $10 for students. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Dave Gardner plays Pablo Picasso and Bonnie Knapp portrays Miss Fischer, a Nazi-employed art historian, in a scene from The Naples Players’ “A Picasso,” playing through April 14 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. The drama is set in German-occupied Paris in 1941, when Picasso is called to authenticate some confiscated paintings. $25 for adults, $10 for students. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. ¦ Brigadoon – At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 31. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

¦ The Great American Trailer Park Musical – At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through April 29. 278- 4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.


The Norris Center presents EXILE (“Give Me One More Chance,” “Kiss You All Over”) in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 30. $35. 213-3058. The Norris Center presents EXILE (“Give Me One More Chance,” “Kiss You All Over”) in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 30. $35. 213-3058. ¦ Wicked – At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, March 28-April 15. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

Thursday, March 22

¦ Mural Dedication – The artist JAMA celebrates with children and families of Grace Place at a reception from 5-8 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. Children’s artwork will be on exhibit, and JAMA’s mural will be dedicated. $50 per person, with benefits going to Grace Place and the Naples Art Association. 262-6517.

¦ St. Mary’s Choir – Hear the Chamber Choir of St. Mary’s School, Calne, at 5:30 p.m. at Waterside Shops. The group from England will sing as a benefit for Baby Basics of Collier County. $30. 261- 5469. See story on page C16.

¦ All That Jazz – Veteran big band trumpeter Bobby Shew joins the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.

¦ Just a Minute – Author and producer Brian Howies brings his “How to Find Love in 60 Seconds” program to Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill on March 22. $40 includes a cocktail. www.lovein60.com for reservations.

¦ Chamber Recital – The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a faculty chamber recital with Mario Bernardo, saxophone; Jeanie Darnell, soprano; and Michael Baron, piano; at 7:30 p.m. $7. 590-7851 or pharkins@fgcu.edu.

¦ Elvis Tribute – Dwight Icenhower’s “Tribute to the King” starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

¦ Country Tunes – Eric Church takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000 or www.germainarena.com.

¦ Orchestra on the Road – The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Haydn’s “London” Symphony at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs and at 8 p.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church on Marco Island. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.

Friday, March 23

¦ Japanese Flowers – Ikebana International-Naples hosts “The Language of Flowers” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday at Moorings Presbyterian Church. $5. www.ikebananaples.com.

¦ Contemporary Art – ArtNaples 2012 runs through March 26 at the Naples International Pavilion. 949-5411. See story on page C12.

¦ Movie Night – The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation shows two episodes of the 1960s TV series “The Everglades” at 6 p.m. at Community Church in Everglades City. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org.

¦ Beach Music – Singer/acoustic guitarist Cliff Erickson will makes a special appearance from 6-9 p.m. today through March 23 and March 26-27 at the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Admission is free to hear the entertainer who has opened for Kenny Rogers, Ringo Starr, Wynona Judd, The Beach Boys and America. 261- 2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

¦ Lucie Arnaz – Actress/singer Lucie Arnaz performs at 6 and 8:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.

Saturday, March 24

¦ Downtown Art – The Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday along Fifth Avenue. www.FifthAvenueSouth.com.

¦ Easter Event – Coastland Center rings in the Easter holiday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with the Easter Bunny and children’s fashion show by Dillard’s, face painting, magic and more. 262-7100, ext. 20.

¦ It Takes a Village – The Village on Venetian Bay presents live entertainment by the fountain from 1-4 p.m. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.

¦ Fashion Fun – Macy’s at Coastland Center welcomes “Project Runway” Season 9 runner-up and fan favorite Joshua McKinley at 2 p.m. for the ultimate fashion face-off and to share style tips with Macy’s customers. RSVP to (305) 577-1818.

¦ Race Night – The Knights of Columbus of St. Ann Church host “A Knight at the Races” at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy simulated horse racing, food, drink, raffles and a door prize. $10. 525 Ninth Ave. S. 331-8653 or trzepski@gmail.com.

¦ Beethoven – A rare performance of a Beethoven’s masterwork, Fantasia, Op. 80, for Piano, Orchestra and Concert Chorus, is set for 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast High School, 7878 Shark Way, Naples and 4 p.m. Sunday at South Fort Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Rd., Fort Myers. $18-$22. 304-7032 or (877) 283-8648.

¦ CREW Concert – “A Musical Night with Nature,” the annual concert to benefit the CREW Land Trust starts at 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. Entertainment by Kat Epple and the Katalyst Project, The Wholetones and Wendy Webb. $20. Bring lawn chairs. 657-2253 or crewtrust@earthlink.net.

¦ Bluegrass Music – The Dry Branch Fire Squad performs at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 213-3049.

¦ Symphony Sounds – The Southwest Florida Symphony performs at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 418-1500.

¦ Jazz Greats – Brian Culbertson and David Benoit take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.

Sunday, March 25

¦ Seafood Fest – The Rotary and Kiwanis clubs of Marco Island present the Marco Island Seafood Festival from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Park. www.marcoislandseafoodfestival.com.

¦ Foreign Films – The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of “When We Leave” (Germany, 2010) at 1 p.m. $4 members, $5 non-members. 434-4737.

¦ Psychic Seminar – The Light the Way Spiritual Center presents a discussion of “Mediumship vs. Psychic Intuitiveness” from 2-4 p.m. Free. 5600 Trail Blvd. N. 595-1587 or www.Spiritual- CommunityofNaples.com.

¦ Mastersingers – The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers perform works by Handel, Haydn and Faure at 7 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. $20 adults, $15 students. 275-5557.

¦ Darling Debbie – Debbie Reynolds takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.

Monday, March 26

¦ Bingo – Doors open at noon and the first game is called at 1 p.m. for Bingo at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 394-9622, ext. 204, or dottie@marcoislandymca.org.

¦ Art Lecture – Hodges University presents a free lecture by Carol Jonson about 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin at 1 p.m. at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail E. 598-6210.

¦ More Bingo – Come for a free kosher hot dog dinner at 5:30 p.m. and stay for Bingo beginning at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800.

¦ Foreign Film – The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of “Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi” at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

¦ Art & Music – The 45s hos.t “Acoustic & Art Night” beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com.

Tuesday, March 27

¦ Bond & Beyond – The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Bond & Beyond: Celebrating 50 Years of 007” at 8 p.m. tonight through Friday and at 2 and 8 p.m. March 31. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.

¦ Style Show – The Barron Collier High School Band, in partnership with the Waldorf Astoria Naples and Nordstrom, holds a fashion show and champagne luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. $45. 250-1243.

Wednesday, March 28

¦ Ad Libbing – Naples City Improv takes the stage at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3058.

Coming up

¦ Tie a Scarlet Ribbon – A Scarlet Ribbon trunk show of gifts for women takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 29, at Osetra Champagne Caviar Bar. 469 Fifth Ave. S. (315) 380-4185) or info@scarletribbon.com.

¦ Making Music – The Music Makers perform at 7 p.m. March 30 in the band shell at Cambier Park. 593-4007.

¦ One-Woman Play – Janina Birtolo presents “Digging For The Truth” at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at The Norris Center. Enjoy the story of Ida Tarbell, the investigative journalist whose work helped break up the Standard Oil Company. 213-3058.

¦ The Duke’s Tunes – Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau present “In A Mellow Tone: The Music of Duke Ellington” at 6 p.m. March 29 at South Regional Library. Free. 252-7542.

¦ Bonita Art Walk – The Center for the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay showcases new artists and exhibits along with live entertainment from 5-8 p.m. March 29. 495-8989.

¦ Author Luncheon – The Friends of South County Regional Library in Estero present New York Times bestselling author James Grippando on March 29 at Pelican Sound. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. www.friendsofSCRL.org.

¦ Local History – Duane and Holly Shaffer present “The Battle of Fort Myers and the Cow Cavalry” at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Collier County Museum, 3301 E. Tamiami Trail. 590-1330 or asnapp@fgcu.edu.

¦ Senior Recital – The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a senior recital by vocalist Jennette Ruszkowski at 7:30 p.m. March 29. 590-7851 or pharkins@fgcu.edu.

¦ Another Recital – The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a senior recital by vocalist Heather Jones at 7:30 p.m. March 30. 590-7851 or pharkins@fgcu.edu.

¦ Blooming Fun – The Naples Botanical Garden and Naples Garden Club present the 59th annual Naples Flower Show from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30-31 at the Garden. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.

¦ Jazz & Blues – Nashville pianist Will Barrow performs at 2 p.m. April 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. $15. 596-6006.

¦ Harp Concert – The Hyacinth Concert Series presents the Naples Harps Ensemble at 3 p.m. April 1 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 261-1487.

¦ Symphony at Sunset – The Gulf Coast Symphony presents “Symphony at Sunset” at 5:30 p.m. April 1 at Riverside Park on Old 41. The opening act The Townsmen Big Band Orchestra takes the stage at 4 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. 277- 1700 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.org.

¦ Pet Pictures – Bring your pet to Coastland Center for a picture with the Easter Bunny from 6-8 p.m. April 3. www.coastlandcenter.com. ¦

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