2017-02-16 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


The Studio Players present “You Can’t Take It With You” on select dates through Feb. 26 at the Golden Gate Community Center. The play is a 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winner that also garnered an Academy Award for Best Picture for its 1938 film adaptation. The cast of goofy characters includes the government Agent (Cindy Hines) and Grandpa Martin (Stan Zawatsky). See story on page C16 for show times and ticket information. 
BOB KELLY / COURTESY PHOTO The Studio Players present “You Can’t Take It With You” on select dates through Feb. 26 at the Golden Gate Community Center. The play is a 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winner that also garnered an Academy Award for Best Picture for its 1938 film adaptation. The cast of goofy characters includes the government Agent (Cindy Hines) and Grandpa Martin (Stan Zawatsky). See story on page C16 for show times and ticket information. BOB KELLY / COURTESY PHOTO THEATER

The Foreigner – By FGCU’s TheatreLab Feb.1 7-26 at the university’s Art Complex. 10501 FGCU Blvd. 590-7268 or www.fgcu.edu.

Amadeus – By TheatreZone through Feb. 19 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone florida.com.

You Can’t Take It With You – By The Studio Players through Feb. 26 at Golden Gate Community Center’s Joan Jenks Auditorium. 398-9192 or www.letsputonashowproductions.com.

Cookin’ With Gus – By The Marco Players through Feb. 26 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Dead Accounts – By The Naples Players through Feb. 26 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

The Hound of the Baskervilles – By Gulfshore Playhouse through March 12 at The Norris Center. (844) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Burn This – By Laboratory Theater of Florida through Feb. 25. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0841 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

To Kill a Mockingbird - By Florida Repertory Theatre through March 8 in the historic Arcade Theater. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.


Bluegrass band Flashback performs with Richard Bennet, Ron Rigsby, Phil Leadbetter, Stuart Wyrick and Curt Chapman at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $28-$33. 2408 Linwood Ave. www.bluewaterbluegrass.com. Bluegrass band Flashback performs with Richard Bennet, Ron Rigsby, Phil Leadbetter, Stuart Wyrick and Curt Chapman at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $28-$33. 2408 Linwood Ave. www.bluewaterbluegrass.com. Shear Madness – By Florida Repertory Theatre through March 12 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

THURSDAY2.16

Hello, Fresh – NCH Farmers Market posts up at the hospital system’s central campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2157 Pine Ridge Road. www.nchmd.org.

Tile Time – Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts mahjong from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 991 Winterberry Drive. 389- 7872 or www.marcojcmi.com.

Trunk Show – Lux Boutique in Venetian Village welcomes designer Katherine Way and her spring collection of resort wear from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 263- 2557 or www.shopluxboutique.com.

History Lecture – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy presents a lecture about the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire from 1:30-3 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Film and Discussion – The Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents a screening and discussion of “Watchers of the Sky” from 5-7 p.m. at the center. The film tells the story of the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, who created the word “genocide.” 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 263- 9200 or www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org.

Third Thursday – Third Avenue South hosts live music by Greg & Claudia in the Fleischmann Courtyard from 5-8 p.m. 434- 6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Giving Trees – Naples Zoo hosts a lecture with John Leary, executive director of Trees for the Future, from 6-8 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 262- 5409 or www.napleszoo.org.

A Stand-Up Crowd – The Upright Citizens Brigade performs at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at Artis—Naples. 596-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Fairy Crossing – Learn to make fairy gardens from 6-8 p.m. at Marbella Lakes clubhouse. $30, supplies included. Reservations required. (440) 576-7711 or juliethomascole@gmail.com.

Masterworks – Naples Philharmonic performs Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony at 8 p.m. at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

FRIDAY2.17

Art Lecture – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about contemporary artist-run spaces in Philadelphia from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the university’s Naples center. $40 for members, $47 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Lifelong Learning – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture about Native American ethnobotany from 1-3 p.m. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Art Reception – Mary Martin Gallery host a reception for photographer Michael Kahn’s newest works from 5-9 p.m. 365 Fifth Ave. S. 234-6161 or www.marymartinart.com.

Live Music – Reggae band The Freecoasters perform from 6-9 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Free. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Acadian Sound – BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet performs at 7 p.m. at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35-$45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. See story on page C1.

Vocal Concert – Singer Moreno Fruzzetti performs at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Feb. 18, in the ballroom at Verona Walk Town Center. $25. 300-5664.

Soul Night – Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center hosts Aretha Franklin tribute ensemble Respect at 7:30 p.m. $44-$65. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

SATURDAY2.18

The Big One – Naples Art Association hosts the 38th annual Naples National Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fifth Avenue South. Free. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Yard Sale – Care Club of Collier County holds a yard sale with live music, food and activities from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the organization’s headquarters to benefit its effort to provide adult daycare to people suffering from dementia. Free admission. 1800 Santa Barbara Blvd. 353- 1994 or www.colliercareclub.org.

For The Birds – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a lecture and field trip to Tigertail Beach for advanced birders from 8 a.m. to noon. $40. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org

Trekkin’ – Take a guided hike and discover Collier’s inland ecosystems from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pepper Ranch Preserve. Free. 6315 Pepper Ranch Preserve. 252-2961 or www.colliergov.net.

Art Reception – Marco Island Historical Museums hosts a reception for its permanent exhibition, “Windows and Doors on History,” from 1-3 p.m. Free. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 642-1440 or www.colliermuseums.com.

Lifelong Learning – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture about using food as medicine from 1-3 p.m. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Brew at the Zoo – Riptide Brewing Co. hosts raffles, live music, trivia games and more while providing a fresh batch of Uno Ale from 1 p.m. to close to benefit Naples Zoo’s Florida panther program. 987 Third Ave. N. 228-6533 or www.riptidebrewingcompany.com.

Art Talk – Digital photographer Karyn Rosenthal presents “Journeying within the Human Landscape” from 2-3 p.m. at Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery. Free, reservations required. 1199 Third St. St. 263-1214 or www.arsenaultgallery.com.

Stargazing – Look up with the Everglades Astronomical Society and enjoy constellation tours and an interpretative presentation starting at 7:30 p.m. at Collier-Seminole State Park. Free with park entry fee. 20200 Tamiami Trail E. 394-3397 or www.floridastateparks.org.

The Man – Comedian Rich Vos (“WTF with Marc Maron,” “My Wife Hates Me”) tonight and Sunday, Feb. 19, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. Check website for prices and showtimes. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 oe www.offthehookcomedy.com.

Winter Escape – Ave Maria brings the Warmest Winter Ever to the Town Center from 3-6 p.m. Free. 352-3903 or www.avemaria.com.

Free Concert – Naples Music Club performs a concert entitled “Celebrating the Classics and Beyond” at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. 384- 9205 or www.naplesmusicclub.org.

SUNDAY2.19

Om in the Garden – Bend, stretch and breathe with an instructor from greenmonkey yoga starting at 10 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.

En Plein Air – Artists line the sidewalks of Third Avenue South and paint the thoroughfare’s captivating scenes all day starting at 10 a.m. today and Monday, Feb. 20. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Sip & Shop – Enjoy $5 mimosas and bloody Marys from noon to 3 p.m. at Waterside Shops to benefit Champions For Learning. 598-1605 or www.watersideshops.com.

Foreign Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “Captain Pantoja & The Special Services” (Spain, 2000) at 2 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. A very serious Peruvian army captain is assigned to set up a special service to satisfy the sexual needs of soldiers in a remote jungle outpost. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Piano Concert – Piano superstar Lang Lang performs at 7 p.m. at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Jazz Night – Covenant Church of Naples hosts its annual “From Jazz to Broadway” concert featuring singer Glory Crampton at 7 p.m. to benefit Laces of Love. $50-$150. 6926 Trail Blvd. 495-1954 or www.covenantnaples.com.

MONDAY2.20

Book Talk – Collier County Jewish Book Festival welcomes Steven Gaines (“One of These Things First”) and Julie Tarney (“My Son Wears Heels”), both of whom specialize in LGBTQ topics, at 7 p.m. at Jewish Federation of Collier County. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 263-4205 or www.jewishbookfestival.org.

Film for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Phoenix” (Germany, 2014) at 7 p.m. A disfigured Holocaust survivor tries to find out whether her lover betrayed her. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Slavic Song – CAPA presents a “Celebration of Eastern European Song” with voice and piano duo Svetlana and Milana Strezeva and violinist Daniela Shtereva at 7:30 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-$40. 2408 Linwood Ave. 75-2800 or www.capacenter.org.

Twyla, Twyla – American dance legend Twyla Tharpe continues the celebration of her company’s 50th year with a special performance at 8 p.m. at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

TUESDAY2.21

Nature Talk – Naples Preserve hosts a lecture about swamp survival at 10 a.m. Free. 1690 Tamiami Trail N. 261- 4290.

Political Talk – South Regional Library hosts a lecture about the rise of populism at 10:30 a.m. Free, reservations required. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252- 7542 or www.collierlibrary.org.

Pioneering Woman – Museum of the Everglades kicks off its 10th annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival with a luncheon at 10:45 a.m. at Everglades Isle. The festival continues through Feb. 25 with lectures, educational exhibits, guided walks and excursions and more. 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City. 695- 0008 or www.evergladesmuseum.com.

Lunch & Learn – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a lecture about acoustics and fishery ecology from noon to 1 p.m. $15, lunch from Carraba’s Italian Grill included. 530-5972 or www.rookerybay.org.

Next Best Thing – Artis—Naples presents a tribute performance of Elton John’s classic Madison Square Garden set list at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Outdoor Movie – Bring a blanket or chair and settle in for a free screening of “The Jungle Book” at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Toe Tappin’ – Recreation Tappers of Southwest Florida perform at 6:30 p.m. outside the Sugden Community Theater. Free. 642-8612 or recreationtappers@gmail.com. See story on page A1.

Nature Talk – Mote Marine Lab’s Randall Wells talks about bottlenose dolphins at 6:30 p.m. at Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Free for members, $10 for others. 403-4207 or www.conservancy.org.

Broadway Night – TheatreZone presents actor/singer Larry Alexander in a program of works by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cole Porter and more at 8 p.m. at the G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. $50-$100. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com.

Time with the Maestro – Opera Naples welcomes long-time Juilliard violin professor Lewis Kaplan at 8 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $19-$59. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963- 9050 or www.operanaples.org.

WEDNESDAY2.22

Beach Yoga – Instructors from greenmonkey yoga lead a sandy session at 9 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus park entry fee. 598-1938 or www.greenmonkey.com.

COMING UP

Nature Talk – Learn about gopher tortoises’ role as a keystone species at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Art Doc – Marco Island Center for the Arts screens “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” from 10 a.m. to noon at Marco Movies. Free. 599 S. Collier Blvd. 642- 1111 or marcoislandart.org.

American Complicity – Hodges University presents a lecture about how Standard Oil and General Electric contributed to Nazi Germany’s rearmament from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 23. $10. 2655 North- brooke Drive. 598-6153 or www.hodges.edu.

Author Talk – Naples Regional Library hosts former Secret Service agent and author Tom Sloan (“Guardians of Democracy”) at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.collierlibrary.org.

Stitches in Time – The Naples Quilters Guild hosts its annual show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at New Hope Ministries. $7. 7675 Davis Blvd. www.naplesquiltersguild.com.

Chickee Chat – Naples Historical Society welcomes veterinarian John Lanier with a program about keeping your pets safe from harmful plants and pests at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Free for members, $8 for others. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org.

More Jewelry – Audrey’s Attic hosts a preview of jeweler Mascha Archer’s newest creations from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Free. 104 10th St. N. 403- 8322 or www.audreysofnaples.com.

Author Talk – Silverspot Cinema hosts a reception and screening of “Year by the Sea,” followed by a Q&A with author Laura Goodenow at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. 592-0300 or gm@silverspot.net.

Florida History – Learn about the prehistoric inhabitants that pre-date the Calusa at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Island Café in Everglades City. Free, reservations required. 305 Collier Ave. 695-2905 or eshp@hotmail.com.

Live Music – Electric Lipstick performs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Miromar Outlets. Free. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Ella’s Night – Jazz singer Jane Monheit performs Ella Fitzgerald classics at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Musical Improv – Master improvisors contrive an off-the-cuff musical production in “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $37- $47. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

For The Birds – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a lecture and field trip to Tigertail Beach for advanced birders from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. $40. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org

Baubles for Days – Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry show returns at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 and continues through Tuesday, Feb. 28 with pieces that will satisfy everyone from novice collectors to museum curators. $20. 850 Goodlette-Frank Road. www.naplesshow.com.

Kids Art – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park presents its fourth annual children’s art show featuring work from Collier County elementary students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Free with park entry. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks. gov.

Art Show – The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival concludes with an art show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Museum of the Everglades. 105 W. Broadway. 695-2905 or www.colliermuseums.com.

Finger Licking’ BBQ – Ave Maria hosts Blues, Brews and BBQ from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Ave Maria Town Center. Free entry. 352-3903 or www.avemaria.com.

Here Come The Brides – Bridal Blast 2017 brings the area’s top wedding vendors to Germain Arena from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. $5. www.bridalblastfla.com.

The Dark Knight – Barnes & Noble hosts Batman-themed LEGO activities for kids at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. 598- 5200 or www.bn.com.

More Bluegrass – Flashback performs with Richard Bennet, Ron Rigsby, Phil Leadbetter, Stuart Wyrick and Curt Chapman at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $28-$33. 2408 Linwood Ave. www.bluewaterbluegrass.com.

Gypsy Sound – Velvet Caravan performs music rooted in Gypsy and Latin jazz at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25-$35. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Paws Up – Woofstock returns to Mercato with live music, pet vendors, rescue groups, craft beer from Bone Hook Brewing Co. and the Human Society Naples adoption bus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. $5, proceeds benefit Human Society Naples. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Choral Concert – Voices of Naples’ annual scholarship winners perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Naples United Church of Christ. 5200 Crayton Road. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 455-2582 or www.voicesofnaples.org.

Habañero – Enjoy jazz selections from the 1954 musical film “Carmen Jones,” based on Bizet’s “Carmen,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

The Velvet Voice – Johnny Mathis performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Jewish Film – Beth Tikvah’s Naples Jewish Film Festival screens “On the Map” (2016) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Sugden Community Theater. A documentary about how the 1977 Tel Aviv Maccabi basketball team toppled the defending champions to bring the European Cup to Israel. Subscriptions start at $100. 434-1818 or www.naplesjewishfilmfestival.com.

Food Lit – Collier County Jewish Book Festival presents famed breakfast chef Ina Pinkney (“Ina’s Kitchen: Taste Memories and Recipes from the Breakfast Queen”) at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Hilton Naples. $36, ticket must be purchased before Feb. 23. 263-4205 or www.jewishbookfestival.org.

Italian Film – Italian Cultural Society screens “Viaggio Sola” (Italy, 2013) at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at The Norris Center. A 40-something luxury hotel reviewer ponders her single life. $5. 755 Eighth Ave. S. www.italianculturalsociety.com.

Big Band Concert – The Stardust Memories Big Band performs from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 823-7240.

Nature Talk – Naples Preserve hosts a lecture about links between freshwater fish and shorebirds at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Free. 1690 Tamiami Trail E. 261- 4290.

Piano Concert – Yu Chu, winner of Heida Hermann’s International Piano Competition, performs at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Naples Botanical Garden. $90 for members, $100 for oth ers. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Opening Reception – Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery hosts a reception for “Jump Up!,” an exhibition featuring works that celebrate Southern spirit by artists Paul Arsenault, Juan Diaz, James P. Kerr, Jean-Daniel Dornevil, and Brian Perrymond from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Free, reservations required. 1199 Third St. S. 263-1214 or www.arsenaultgallery.com.

Big Laughs – Improv comedy institution The Second City performs at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Ballet Night – Miami City Ballet performs works by Balanchine, Weldon and more with accompaniment from the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Vocal Concert – Soprano Angela Meade performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $45-$95. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963- 9050 or www.operanaples.org.

Heck, Yeah! – The Dan Heck Trio performs classic and current jazz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-$40. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2900 or www.capacenter.org.

Book Talk – Collier County Jewish Book Festival presents debut novelists Victoria Kelly (“Mrs. Houdini”), Jennifer Brown (“Modern Girls”) and Martha Hall Kelly (“Lilac Girls”) at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Beth Tikvah. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 1459 Pine Ridge Road. 263-4205 or www.jewishbookfestival.org.

Sunset Concert – Friends of Lovers Key presents local singer/songwriters Mike McMillian, Bill Metts and Karen Cohen from 4:30 p.m. to sunset Thursday, March 2. Free with regular park entry. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org.

Moonlight on the Marsh – Florida Gulf Coast University hosts biologist Gary Lamberti with “The Global Water Crisis” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Naples Botanical Garden. Free, but registration encouraged. 325-1365 or www.fgcu.edu.

Foxy Lady – The Betty Fox Band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, on the lawn at Mercato. Free. 253-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

How Does Your Garden Grow – Calusa Garden Club hosts its annual flower show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March 3-5, at Marco Island Center for the Arts. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandarts.org.

Author Event – Friends of the Library of Collier County hosts a luncheon with author Karin Slaughter (“The Kept Woman”) at noon on Friday, March 3, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. $140-$180. 262-8135 or www.collier-friends.org.

For The Birds – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a lecture and field trip to Tigertail Beach for advanced birders from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4. $40. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org.

Art Show – Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts fine artists and artisans selling their works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandarts.org.

Ticket to India – India Association of Fort Myers hosts India Fest with food, music, dance and vendors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Estero Community Center. $5. www.raagafl.org.

Cheers for Beers – North Naples Rotary Club hosts Naples Craft Beer Fest with samples of dozens of microbrews, food pairings, live entertainment and more form noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Bayfront. $55. 250-5085 or www.naplescraftbeerfest.com.

Showstopper – The Hit Men perform with the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Chamber Concert – Members of Naples Philharmonic perform works by Reicha and Beethoven at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Mirror, Mirror – Project HELP presents its sixth annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monolgues” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Sugden Community Theater. $60. 649-1404 or www.projecthelpnaples.org.

Free Concert – Naples Big Band performs from 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Cambier Park’s band shell. 348-3765 or www.naplesbigband.com.

Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson performs at 8 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. ¦

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