2015-03-26 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

THEATER

Love, Loss & What I Wore – By The Marco Players through April 4 at 1089 North Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or marcoplayers.org.

Oklahoma! – By The Naples Players through April 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org.

Dividing the Estate – Through April 8 at Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or floridarep.org. See review on page C10.

West Side Story – Through April 5 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

The Odd Couple – Through May 2 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

Mr. Perfect – Through March 29 by the FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts in the FGCU Theatre Lab. 590- 7268 or theatrelab.fgcu.edu.


Gallery One unveils new paintings by Michele Wilk during a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 27. Reservations required. 770 Fifth Ave. S. 263-0835 or galleryone.com. Gallery One unveils new paintings by Michele Wilk during a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 27. Reservations required. 770 Fifth Ave. S. 263-0835 or galleryone.com. Arcadia – By Theatre Conspiracy through March 28 at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 936- 3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.

Same Time, Next Year – By Laboratory Theater of Florida through March 28 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or theaterconspiracy.org.

Pippin! – Through March 29 at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.

Love, Loss & What I Wore – By The Naples Players April 1-25 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. See story on page C1.

The Liar – By Gulfshore Playhouse April 4-26 at The Norris Center. (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

THURSDAY3.26

Tree to Table – Take a crash course in how to get coconuts from the tree to your plate at 10 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. Reservations required. $35 members. $40 non-members. 325-1366 or naplesgarden.org.

Rescue Mission – Naples Botanical Garden hosts Fakahatchee Strand biologist Mike Owen for a discussion about efforts to rescue the park’s giant air plants at 1 p.m. Reservations required. $5 members, $10 non-members. 325-1366 or naplesgarden.org.

Fashion Footwork – See the latest spring fashions from shops in the Promenade at Bonita Bay in a fashion show starting at 4 p.m. $100, with proceeds to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. bonitaassistance.org.


Master flamenco dancer Clarita Filgueiras performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Master flamenco dancer Clarita Filgueiras performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Piano Man – The FGCU Bower School of Music hosts pianist Daehyum Kim with a program of selections from Mozart and Schubert starting at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Tobe Recital Hall. $10. 745-7248 or fgcu.edu.

Garden Party – NCH Auxiliaries host a Mad Hatter Garden Party from 5-8 p.m. at the Garden of Hope & Courage. Guests are invited to wear their craziest hats while enjoying wines from seven countries and catering by Wynn’s Market. $50. 624-4310 or nchmd.org/madhatter.


The Marco Island Historical Museum hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibition of photographs exploring the American workforce, April 4-May 16. Shown here from the exhibit is “Small newsie downtown. Saturday afternoon. St. Louis, Missouri” by Lewis Hine, May 7, 1910 (National Archives, Records of the Children’s Bureau). The public is invited to a free reception from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 262-5119 or colliermuseums.com. The Marco Island Historical Museum hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibition of photographs exploring the American workforce, April 4-May 16. Shown here from the exhibit is “Small newsie downtown. Saturday afternoon. St. Louis, Missouri” by Lewis Hine, May 7, 1910 (National Archives, Records of the Children’s Bureau). The public is invited to a free reception from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 262-5119 or colliermuseums.com. The Creation – The Naples Philharmonic, the Naples Philharmonic Chorus and the Ave Maria University Chamber Choir perform Haydn’s “The Creation” at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. 9751 Bonita Beach Road. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.

Goddess Circle – Shangri-La Springs hosts guided meditation with reiki master Pam Bzoch at 7 p.m. Registration required. $20. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949- 0749 or shangrilasprings.com.

Film Festival – Silverspot Cinema kicks of its screening of films from the Palm Beach Film Festival at 7 p.m. with “X+Y” (2014). A socially awkward math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Several films from the festival will be screened at the cinema in Mercato every day through April 2. 592-0300 or silverspot.net.

Book Signing – Karen Bartlett signs “A Mostly Kids’ Guide to Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades” at 4:30 p.m. at Chez Boet restaurant. 755 12th Ave. S. 649-6117 or chezboetnaples.com.

Jazz Concert – The Marc Vee Quartet plays at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs at 8 p.m. $30 at the door. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

FRIDAY3.27

Art Reception – Gallery One unveils new paintings by artist Michele Wilk at 5:30 p.m. Reservations required. 770 Fifth Ave. S. 263-0835 or galleryone.com.

Four-Part Harmony – The Everglades Barbershop Chorus of Naples presents its annual show at 7 p.m. at New Hope Ministries. Doors open at 6 p.m. $15. 7675 Davis Blvd. 250-0457.

Kings of Country – The Norris Center presents tribute acts celebrating Johnny Cash and George Jones at 7:30 p.m. $22. 213-3049 or naplesgov.com.

Comedy Star – Comedian and actor Kevin Hart plays Germain Arena at 8 p.m. $67. 948-7825 or germainarena.com.

Car Show – Marco Island Center for the Arts displays unmodified cars from model years 1900-60 starting at 10 a.m. $5. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandart.org.

SATURDAY3.28

Eggs-travaganza – Max Hasse Jr. Community Park hosts a 10 a.m. Easter event that includes face painting, crafts and a meet-n-greet with the Easter Bunny. $5. 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W. 348-7500 or colliergov.net.

Psychic Development – Jay Higgins leads a class about connecting to intuitive abilities and speaking with angels and guides starting at 10 a.m. at Goddess I Am. $125-$150. 600 Goodlette Road. 228-6949 or goddessiam.com.

Mother Earth Fest – Shangri-La Springs hosts a Mother Earth festival from 1-4 p.m. $5 for adults, free for children. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or shangrilasprings.com.

Alligator Fishing – Everglades Wonder Gardens allows guests ages 5 and up to feed alligators hot dogs from a string at 2 p.m. 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 992-2591 or evergladeswondergardens.com.

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ – The bluegrass band Nu-Blu takes the stage at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 213-3049 or naplesgov.com.

Documentary – Neapolitan Underground presents a screening of the documentary “Florida Man” (2015) at 9:30 p.m. Free. 4535 Domestic Ave. 298-0158 or neapolitanunderground.com.

SUNDAY3.29

Yoga in the Garden – Stretch and breeeeathe during a yoga class at 10 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 members, $20 non-members. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.

Woofstock – Mercato presents live music and pet-related fun, including vendors and adoption opportunities, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Humane Society Naples. $5 (free for ages 10 and under). 643-1555 or hsnaples.org.

Foreign Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “Children of Paradise” (France, 1945). Set among the Parisian theatre scene of the 1820s and 1830s, it tells the story of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her in their own ways: a mime artist, an actor, a criminal and an aristocrat. $5 for members, $6 for non-members. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.

Band Concert – The Music Makers Show Band performs at 2 p.m. in the bandshell at Cambier Park. Free. 348- 3675 or musicmakersshowband.org.

Classics Performance – Johnny T performs “Voices of the Classics” at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. $25. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 389-6447 or themihs.com.

MONDAY3.30

Local History – Jewish Family & Community Services invites the public to “Collier County Then and Now: History Through the Eyes of Pioneering Families” from 2-4 p.m. at the JFCS Naples Senior Center. Free, but registration requested. 325-4444 or mmendoze@jfcsswfl.org.

Presidential Lecture – Jeff Margolis presents “Presidential Libraries: Legacy or Revisionism” at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibrary.org.

Pasta e Pellicola – The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and a movie, “Marriage Italian Style” (USA, 1964), at 5:30 p.m. A successful businessman who keeps a mistress for several years plans to marry a younger woman. $15 for dinner and movie, $5 for film alone. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org.

Jewish Film – Naples Jewish Film Festival screens “Under the Same Sun,” (2013) at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. Set in the near future, the films looks back on how peace was brokered between Israel and Palestine. Waitlist available. Visit website for ticket prices and information. 434-1818 pr naplesjewishfilmfestival.com.

Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Waking Ned Devine” (1998) at 7 p.m. When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townfolk attempt to claim the money. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

Dog Whisperer – Famed dog trainer Cesar Millan visits Artis—Naples at 8 p.m. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.

Indie Night – Pelican Larry’s hosts 2-4-1 Jamo Shots at 10 p.m. 1046 Pine Ridge Road. 649-0800 or pelicanlarrys.com.

TUESDAY3.31

Day Trip – The FGCU Renaissance Academy hosts a walking tour of Miami public art and the Perez Art Museum. The bus departs at 7:40 a.m. from FGCU’s Naples location. $85 for members, $105 for non-members. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.

Lifelong Learning – Botanist Chad Husby discusses ancient plant forms in nature and cultivation at 10 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. Registration required. $5 members, $10 non-members. 325-1366 or naplesgarden.org.

History Lecture – Historian Gerald Zeidenberg presents a talk about Henry Kissinger at 11 a.m. at South Regional Library. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252- 7542 or collierlibrary.org.

Fashion Show – Alberto’s on Fifth hosts a show featuring clothes from Petunia’s of Naples at noon. Reservations required. 868 Fifth Ave. S. 430- 1060 or albertosonfifth.com.

WEDNESDAY4.1

Art ALIVE – The working studios and galleries of Naples’ art district north of Pine Ridge Road and west of Airport- Pulling Road welcome visitors from 5-8 p.m. Free. 821-1061 or artswfl.com.

Vatican Tour – Silverspot Cinema at Mercato screens “Vatican Museum 3D” at 6 p.m. Call for additional showings. $30, includes a beverage and small appetizer. 592-0300 or silverspot.net.

Sunset Yoga – Bala Vinyasa leads a gentle yoga class at Delnor-Wiggins State Park at 6:45 p.m. $5, plus park entry fee. 598-1938 or bvyoga.com.

Monarchs of Motown – The Temptations and The Four Tops play Artis— Naples at 8 p.m. tonight and Thursday, April 2. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.

COMING UP

Sea Turtles – Experts at Delnor- Wiggins State Park teach guests about sea turtles and the park’s role during nesting season at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 2. Reservations recommended. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org/delnorwiggins.

Predator and Prey – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida presents a talk about Southwest Florida’s large predators at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Golden Gate Library. Registration required. 2432 Lucerne Road. 252-4542 or collierlibrary.org.

Cut It Out – Naples Depot Museum hosts a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, for its newest exhibition, “History Comes to Life,” which showcases cut paper portraits of important U.S. and world figures by John M. Williams. Free. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 252-6525 or colliermuseums.com.

Free Concert – The Betty Fox Band plays the lawn at Mercato at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Free. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.

Flamenco – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents master flamenco dancer Clarita Filgueiras and her troupe Flamenco Puro at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2. $25 members, $30 non-members. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

Seder Celebration – Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts its annual Passover Seder at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3. Open to the public. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800 or marcojcmi.com.

Mad Tea Party – Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts make a memorable appearance for a children’s tea party at 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, at The Ritz- Carlton Beach Resort. $49. Reservations required. 598-6644 or ritzcarlton.com.

Art in the Park – Naples Art Association hosts an art fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Cambier Park. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.

Egg Hunt – Waterside Shops hosts an Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 4, to benefit the Community School of Naples. Guests will also enjoy face painting, kids’ manicures, crafts and goody bags. Reservations required. $10. 598-1605 or watersideshops.com.

Easter Garden Party – Vineyards Community Park hosts an egg hunt, spring crafts and prizes for children ages 4-7 at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4. Registration required by March 31. 6321 Arbor Blvd. W. 353-9669 or colliergov.net.

Easter Party – Golden Gate Community Center hosts springtime fun starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, with games, giveaways and the Easter bunny. $3. 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. 252-4180 or colliergov.net.

Pasta e Pellicola – Naples Italian American Foundation screens “Si Puo’ Fare” (Italy, 2008) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6. Pasta dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. $15 for dinner and movie, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597- 5210 or niafoundation.org.

Ballet Performance – The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs “Swan Lake” at 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.

Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Renoir” (France, 2012) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6. Set in the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir – son of impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste, returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

Robotics – Trisha Aldridge from 4-H Extension Services presents a series of classes to introduce children ages 11-17 to robotics using LEGO Mindstorms at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Estates Library. 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W. 455- 8088 or collierlibrary.org.

Dinner and Concert – The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts supper and a concert by The New Chorale of Southwest Florida at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. Proper attire required. Reservations required by Tuesday, April 7. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org.

Long Island Medium – Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo comes to Germain Arena at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. 948-7825 or germainarena.com.

Author Event – Gabrielle Zevin discusses and signs copies of her new book, “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5200 or bn.com.

Two Left Feet – Brush up on your dance steps during a lesson at the Naples Italian American Foundation at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10. $10. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org.

Luftballons – Seminole Immokalee Casino hosts its fourth annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival starting at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12. The event features tethered balloon rides, classic car show, a polo and equestrian exhibition and more. Free. 1129 SR 29, Immokalee. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.

Cajun Feast – The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County hosts the fifth annual Crawfish Boil at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11. $25 (free for ages 12 and under). 325- 1700 or bgccc.com.

Island Taste – Taste of Marco returns to The Esplanade at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 12. 489-3600 or theesplanade.com.

Free Concert – The Wholetones play the lawn at Mercato at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.

Foreign Movie – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream” (U.S., 2012). $5 for members, $6 for non-members. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.

Meet the Author – Friends of the Library of Collier County hosts Walter Kirn, author of “Blood Will Out,” at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, at the Country Club of Naples. $35 for members, $45 for non-members. 262-8135 or collierfriends.org.

Pasta e Pellicola – Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and a movie at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 13. The club screens “La Legge e’ La Legge,” (Italy, 1958). Film starts at 7 p.m. $15 for dinner and movie, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport Road N. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org.

Psychic Dinner – Chez Boet hosts dinner with medium Francesca Plimpton at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. $110 includes a three-course dinner and a glass of wine. Reservations required. 755 12th Ave. S. 643-6117 or chezboetnaples.com.

Manatees – Park experts teach guests about manatees at Delnor-Wiggins State Park at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org/delnorwiggins.

Gallery Night – Master naturalist and birding expert Pamela Jones-Morton shares insights about the local birds at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Dennis Goodman Photography. $10, with proceeds to benefit Friends of Lovers Key. Reservations required. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 784-4521 or friendsofloverskey.org.

Yard Sale – Hodges University holds a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, with proceeds to benefit the Thelma Hodges Friends of the University Scholarship fund. 2655 Northbrooke Drive. 513-1122 or hodges.edu.

Home Depot Garden Show – The Home Depot hosts a flower and garden show with presentations, clinics and workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Free. 1651 Airport-Pulling Road. 793-2203 or homedepot.com.

Orchid Swamp – Friends of the Fakahatchee host a dinner program at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Naples Botanical Garden. Cuban and American orchid experts will discuss efforts to reestablish the swamp’s lost orchids. $50. 695-1023 or orchidswamp.org.

Celtic Concert – Celtic Woman celebrates its 10th anniversary with a tour that stops at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19. $42-$102. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com.

Pasta e Pellicola – Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and a movie, “Il Ferroviere,” (Italy, 1956) at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 20. Andrea’s life is turned upside when his daughter’s marriage fails and his son leaves. Movie starts at 7 p.m. $15 for dinner and movie, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport Road N. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org.

Free Movie – Mercato screens “Wall- E” on the lawn at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Free. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.

Cast Netting – Park rangers at Delnor Wiggins State Park teach guests the basics of cast netting and how to catch bait starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org/delnorwiggins.

Cache Out – The geocaching community is invited to Lovers Key State Park for a Cache In/Trash Out event to trim trails and pick up litter starting at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26. 463-4588 or geocaching.com

Pasta e Pellicola – Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and screens “Incantato” (Italy, 2003) at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 27. A clumsy academic meets a blind socialite who changes his life. Movie starts at 7 p.m. $15 for dinner and movie, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597- 5210 or niafoundation.org.

Gopher Tortoises – Park experts at Delnor-Wiggins State Park teach guests about gopher tortoises and their roles as one of Florida’s keystone species at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org/delnorwiggins.

Author Talk – Friends of the Library of Collier County host Sue Monk Kidd, author of “The Invention of Wings” and “The Secret Life of Bees,” at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 12. $100. 2900 Gordon Drive. 262- 8135 or collier-friends.org. ¦

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