WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
¦ Burt & Me – Through Oct. 5 at Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
Thursday, Aug. 29
¦ Garden Tips – Master Gardener Mike Malloy welcomes questions about plant identification and problems and offers landscaping advice from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. 4820 Bayshore Drive. 325-1351 or www.naplesgarden.org.
¦ Catch a Classic – Enjoy a free screening of “Topper Returns” (1941), starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young and Carole Landis at 1 p.m. at the Collier County Museum. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.com.
¦ Village Nights – The Village on Venetian Bay hosts live entertainment from 5-8 p.m. www.venetianvillage.com.
¦ Sunset Cruise – Climb aboard the Naples Princess and enjoy a wine tasting as the boat sails into the sunset at 6:30 p.m. $60. 649-2275 or www.naplesprincesscruises.com.
¦ A Stand-Up Guy – Yannis Pappas takes the stage tonight through Sept. 1 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
¦ Open Mic – Frankie Colt hosts open mic night from 9 p.m. to midnight at South Street City Oven Bar & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or www.southstreetnaples.com.
Friday, Aug. 30
¦ Sidewalk Sale – The Village on Venetian Bay celebrates Labor Day weekend with a sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 1. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.
¦ Here’s to Beer – Tour Naples Beach Brewery from 4-8 p.m. today and 3-7 p.m. Aug. 31. $15 gets the guided tour and samples of six craft beers. 4110 Enterprise Ave. 304-8795 or www.naplesbeachbrewery.com.
¦ Piano Music – Lynn Carol tickles the ivories from 6-9 p.m. in the lounge at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7438.
¦ More Music – Bill Beck performs from 7-10 p.m. at the Old Marco Pub & Restaurant. 1105 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. 642-9700 or www.oldmarcopub.com.
¦ Bluegrass Tunes – The Lost Rodeo Band performs from 7:30 -10:30 p.m. at Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928.
¦ Live Jam – The Speedbumps take the stage from 8-11 p.m. at Weekend Willie’s. 5310 Shirley St. 597-3333 or www.weekendwillies.com.
Saturday, Aug. 31
¦ Big Cypress Gallery – Photographers Clyde and Nikki Butcher invite the public to “Across the West” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today and Sept. 1 and at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 at their gallery on U.S. 41 in Ochopee. The one-hour lecture features images from their 50th anniversary journey across the American West. $50 admission includes refreshments, a story booklet and $25 gift certificate to use in gallery. Limited seating. Reservations: 695-2428.
¦ Fresh Produce – The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:30- 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama’s. www.thirdstreetsouth.com.
¦ It Takes Two – Alicia Repun leads a tango class from 7-8 p.m. followed by milongo for all levels until 11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www.pablorepuntango.com.
¦ Outdoor Entertainment – The Riverside Band performs from 8-10 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. Free. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com.
¦ Jam Session – The Sheffield Crew performs at 9:30 p.m. at Vandy’s & 5 Brothers. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 394-8767.
Sunday, Sept. 1
¦ An Irish Goodbye – McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill hosts an all-day farewell party including live bands, Irish dancers plus food and drink specials beginning at noon. This is the last day of business for the landmark establishment at its Fifth Avenue South location. 403- 7170 or www.innonfifth.com.
¦ White Night – Blue Martini at Mercato celebrates its fourth anniversary with a white party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wear white and enjoy a complimentary cocktail. 591-2583 or www.bluemartinilounge.com.
¦ Dog Days – Naples Botanical Garden welcomes canines and their owners from 8-11 a.m. 4820 Bayshore Drive. 325- 7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.
Monday, Sept. 2
¦ All That Jazz – Fred’s Food, Fun and Spirits hosts a jazz jam with Jebry and friends from 6-9 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com.
¦ Live Jam – Devon Meyers performs at 11:30 p.m. at Vandy’s & 5 Brothers. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 394-8767.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
¦ Book Signing – Randy Wayne White signs copies of his new novel, “Deceived,” at 3 p.m. at Sunshine Booksellers. 677 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-0353 or www.sunshinebooksellers.com. See book review on page C8.
¦ Seminole History – Van Samuels presents “Seminole Culture & History: A Native American Perspective” at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Free. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 642-1440 or www.themihs.org.
¦ Live Tunes – Mudbone takes the stage from 8-11 p.m. at Weekend Willie’s. 5310 Shirley St. 597-3333 or www.weekendwillies.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
¦ Cook’s Corner – The Good Life of Naples hosts a cooking class focusing on sauces, vinaigrettes and dressings with Chef Kristina San Filippo from 6-8 p.m. $55. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 514- 4663 or www.goodlifenaples.com.
¦ Live Music – Bill Colletti and Sharon Vath perform from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7438.
¦ Trivia Time – You don’t have to be a brainiac to be a winner at trivia night from 7-9 p.m. at Tavern on the Bay. 489 Bayfront Place. 530-2225.
¦ Movie Time – Naples Regional Library hosts a free screening of “The Apartment” as part of its “Spotlight on Jack Lemmon” at 2 p.m. Sept. 5. Registration required. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or www.colliergov.net/library.
¦ Mercato Nights – Mercato hosts a free concert featuring the reggae band SowFlo from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 5. www.mercatoshops.com.
¦ Preview Reception – The Naples Art Association hosts a reception for the sixth annual non-juried All Artist Members Show of Shows and the “Dimensions in Art” exhibit from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 6 at The von Liebig Art Center. $10 (free for members). 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.
¦ Craving Fashion – Watersides Shops presents a fashion show and food fest to benefit St. Matthew’s House and Make-A-Wish from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 6. $50 includes tastes from more than a dozen area restaurants. 676-9756 or nannette@ markit-group.com.
¦ Hispanic Art – Collier County Museum hosts an opening reception for the exhibit “Journey of Hispanic Artists in America” from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 6. Free. 262-6525 or www.colliermuseums.com. ¦
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