2017-03-16 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


The Marco Players explore the unique friendship between elderly Daisy Werthan and her chauffer, Hoke, in “Driving Miss Daisy” on select dates through April 2. Pictured here are actors Don Manley and Marilyn Hilbert as the two unlikely friends. www.themarcoplayers.com The Marco Players explore the unique friendship between elderly Daisy Werthan and her chauffer, Hoke, in “Driving Miss Daisy” on select dates through April 2. Pictured here are actors Don Manley and Marilyn Hilbert as the two unlikely friends. www.themarcoplayers.com THEATER

Something Rotten! – The Broadway production is at Artis—Naples through March 19. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Driving Miss Daisy – By The Marco Players through April 2 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Men Are Dogs – By Island Theater Company March 16-20 and April 19-23 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 394-0080 or www.theateronmarco.com.

9 to 5: The Musical – By TheatreZone through March 19 at the G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966- 3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com.

My Fair Lady – By The Naples Players through April 2 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See review on page C10.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – By Florida Repertory Theatre March 21-April 12. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

Play On! - By the Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 1 at the Kiwanis Hall. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

Shear Madness – By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 2 in the Art- Stage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

These Shining Lives – By The Naples Players March 22-April 15 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

The Merchant of Venice – By Gulfshore Playhouse March 25-April 15 at The Norris Center. 755 Fifth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

THURSDAY3.16

Lei it On – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lei-making workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Third Thursday on Third – Alan Darcy performs from 5-8 p.m. at the Fleischmann Courtyard on Third Street South. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Jazz Affair – Jazz couple Rebecca Richardson and Dan Heck perform at 5:30 p.m. at Marco Island Center for the Arts. $25. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394- 4221 or www.naplesjazz.com.

Artist Talk – Ave Maria’s Canizaro Library hosts a chat with Muffy Clark Gill, Joan Sonnenberg and other artists featured in its exhibition of works by Florida artists at 6 p.m. Free. 280-2557 or www.floridaartistsgroup.com.

Python Party – Burmese python expert Ian Bartoszek talks about how the invasive predator is making itself at home in Southwest Florida at 6 p.m. at The Naples Zoo. Free for members, $10 for others. 262-5409 or www.napleszoo.com.

Moonlight on the Marsh – Florida Gulf Coast University hosts a lecture by aquatic biologist Joan B. Rose titled “Monitoring for Water Quality and Health” at 7 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. Free, but registration encouraged. 325-1365 or www.fgcu.edu.

Sharp Dressed Men – ZZ Top and Edgar Winter Band perform at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. $50-$100. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Fair Play – Collier County Agricultural Fair & Exposition returns with carnival rides, livestock competitions, musical guests and much more tonight through March 26 at Collier County Fairgrounds. Check website for full schedule. 455-1444 or www.collierfairgrounds.com.

Chamber Jazz – A classical jazz quartet featuring flute, violin, viola and cello performs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Lonely Boy – Paul Anka performs at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $125. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

FRIDAY3.17

Music Lecture – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about Bach’s “St. John Passion” from 2-3:30 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Dinner Cruise – Gulfshore Opera hosts a St. Patrick’s Day dinner cruise boarding the Naples Princess at 5:30 p.m. $125. 550 Port O Call Way. 529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org.

Bluegrass Concert – Swinging Bridge performs at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $20 in advance, $22 at the door. 213-3029 or www.davidparmley.com.

Frankly Funny – Comedian and actor Frank Blocker performs monologues, improv, songs and more at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 395-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

SATURDAY3.18

Be Our Guest – Paragon Pavilion celebrates the release of Disney’s liveaction “Beauty and the Beast” with a fully decorated lobby, giveaways and coloring activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are encouraged to attend in costume to win a Funko Pop figurine. Free, movie tickets priced separately. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com.

For The Birds – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a birding walk from 7:30- 10 a.m. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Muddin’ – Big Cypress National Preserve hosts a swamp walk at 10 a.m. guiding guests through cypress trees and swamp grass prairies. Free, but reservations required. 33100 Tamiami Trail E. 695-2000 or www.nps.gov.

Get Your Engine Running – Koreshan State Historic Site hosts an antique engine and quilt show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday, March 19. Free with entry fee. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Art Fair – Naples Art Association presents the 30th annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Art ALIVE – The Naples Art District west of Airport-Pulling and north of Pine Ridge roads, opens its 40 galleries and studios to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 596-5059 or www.naplesartdistrict.com.

Calusa Days – Historian Marya Repko hosts a talk about how Native Americans and European settlers considered the Everglades at 1 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Ranger Station at Everglades National Park. Free. 815 Oyster Bar Lane, Everglades City. 695-3311 or nps.gov.

Telltale Heart – Folk singer Chuck Brodsky performs with Elizabeth Lockhart from 6-10 p.m. at House of Gaia. $20. 1660 Trade Center Way. 272-6152 or www.houseofgaia.org.

Rockin’ Out – Shane Smith and The Saints and The Good Bad Kids perform at Naples City Limits Music Festival from 7-10 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 263-8383 or www.caccollier.org. See story on page C1.

Stargazing – Look up with the Everglades Astronomical Society and enjoy constellation tours, telescopes and an interpretative presentation starting at 8:30 p.m. at Collier-Seminole State Park. Free with park entry fee. 20200 Tamiami Trail E. 394-3397 or www.floridastateparks.org.

R&B Night – Sounds of Soul perform hits from The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner at more at 7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center. $25. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 213-3058 or www.naplesgov.com.

Spring Concert – Violinists Wanchi Huang and Max Rabinovitsj perform with the Naples Orchestra and Chorus at 7 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Golden Gate High School. 2925 Titan Way. 298-7911 or www.naplesorchestraandchorus.com.

Opera Concert – Opera Naples students who have been in sessions with legendary vocalist Renata Scotto perform at 8 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $19-$69. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.

Tribute Concert – The McCartney Years performs at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $45-$55. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

SUNDAY3.19

Om in the Garden – Greenmonkey yoga hosts an outdoor session at 10 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Free Concert – Gulf Coast Big Band performs at 2 p.m. at Cambier Park. 877- 6090 or www.gulfcoastbigband.com.

Foreign Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “Battle of Algiers” (Italy, 1966) at 2 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Choral Concert – Carthage College Women’s Ensemble performs works by Bach, Bartok, Parker, Shaw and more at 7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church. Free, donations appreciated. 6020 Rattlesnake-Hammock Road. rbrucekobs@gmail.com.

Jewish Film – Beth Tikvah’s Naples Jewish Film Festival screens “Time to Say Goodbye” (2015) at 7:30 p.m. at Sugden Community Theater. A 12-year-old boy enlists the help of his friends to win the heart of his new female rabbi as he deals with the fallout of his parents’ divorce. 434-1818 or www.naplesjewishfilmfestival.org.

MONDAY3.20

Pick It Up – Friends of Delnor-Wiggins hosts a beach clean-up of the state park from 8-10 a.m. Free, reservations required. 593-2658 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Invaders – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture about invasive plants from 10 a.m. to noon. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Good King Hal – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about Henry VIII’s ascent to the throne 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.

Tale As Old As Time – Preferred Travel of Naples hosts a talk about Disney vacations and a screening of the live-action rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” at 5:30 p.m. at Paragon Pavilion. Reservations required by March 17. 261- 1177 or www.preferrednaples.com.

TUESDAY3.21

Get the Worm – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts an early bird walk on the boardwalk for guests who want to experience the sights and sounds of the awakening swamp from 8-11 a.m. $10-$25. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.

Hello, Fresh – The NCH Farmers Market posts up at the hospital’s downtown campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.nchmd.org.

Tiffany’s Treasures – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany from 1-2:30 p.m. at the university’s Naples campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Pup Patrol – Naples Botanical Garden welcomes well-behaved, leased dogs from 8-11 a.m. each Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. each Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. each Sunday. Free for members dogs, $9.95 for other pooches. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Lunch & Learn – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a lecture titled “The Epigenetics Revolution Reaches the Ocean” at noon. 10 for members, $15 for others. Includes lunch. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org.

Lifelong Learning – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture about why the tropics are so diverse from 1-2 p.m. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643- 4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Edible Art – Naples Art Association pairs sculptor Joel Shapses with chef Pyro Rodriguez of Crave Culinaire for Dinner with the Artist from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at NAA headquarters. $125. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

A Poem Is – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts A Celebration of Poetry with nationally recognized poets Dr. Catalina Monterrosa and Abbott Ikeler reading their own works from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Funny Lady – Carol Burnett performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

Free Film – Mercato screens “School of Rock” on the lawn at 7:45 p.m. 254- 1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

WEDNESDAY3.22

Guided Walk – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a walk through the preserve’s ancient stand of bald cypress from 9 a.m. to noon. $10-$25. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.

Pioneering Women – Local historian Marya Repko leads a lecture about women who settled and protected The Everglades at 3 p.m. at Collier County Museum. Free. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 252-8242 or www.colliermuseums.com.

COMING UP

Flow in the Garden – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a tai-chi session at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Cruisin’ – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts a mangrove cruise with expert Kathy Worley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23. $20-$47. 213-2500 or www.conservancy.org.

Tail Waggin’ – Native Visions Gallery hosts wolfdog ambassadors from Shy Wolf Sanctuary to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary and visits from a variety of the gallery’s featured artists from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Thursday, March 23. 737 Fifth Ave. S. 643-3785 or www.nativevisions.com.

Meet the Author – Barnes & Noble hosts author Kelly Parsons (“Under the Knife”) at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23. 598-5200 or www.bn.com.

String Concert – The Henschell String Quartet performs with guest pianists Catherine Lan and Cesar Franck at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $19-$59. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.

One-Man Show – Playwright and actor Chaz Palmintieri presents “A Bronx Tale” at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $50. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

Nature Chat – Humorist and natural history author Charles Sobczak discusses the changing face of nature and signs copies of his books while guests enjoy beer and ceviche from Coastal Peruvian at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Everglades Wonder Gardens. $15 for members, $25 for others. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.org.

Concert – Jonathan Edwards performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Book Sale – Friends of the Bonita Springs Library host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, in the library’s meeting room. 26876 Pine Ave. 533-4860 or agap@comcast.net.

In Bloom – Naples Garden Club hosts the 2017 Naples Flower Show with juried entries, a garden market, live demonstrations and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, at Naples Botanical Garden. This year’s theme is “Cinderella.” 262-1272 or www.naplesgardenclub.com.

Orchid Show – Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance hosts an orchid show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 24, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at United Church of Christ. $5. 5200 Crayton Road. 269-6390 or www.gulfcoastorchidalliance.com.

See Food, Eat Food – The Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival returns with heaps of shellfish, music, beer and more at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, and continuing through the weekend at Veterans Community Park. $10-$16. 393-1350 or www.marcoislandseafoodandmusicfestival.com.

Full of Grace – “Late Nite Catechism” returns with Sister’s riotous and righteous take on sins and sensibilities at 6 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Hawaiian Style – Ave Maria hosts the Landshark Luau from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Ave Maria Town Center. 352-3903 or www.avemaria.com.

Hidden Treasures – Naples Woman’s Club hosts its annual flea market and rummage sale where guests can purchase furniture, art, jewelry and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the group’s headquarters. 570 Park St. 262-6331 or www.gfwcnapleswomansclub.com.

Guided Walk – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary takes adventurers off the boardwalk into the preserve’s old growth cypress forest from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Hikers should be prepared for standing water and uneven terrain. $70-$85. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.

Faraway Places – Lighthouse of Collier County presents Naples India Fest 2017 with presentations, gourmet foods, fashion and more to immerse guests in the culture of the subcontinent from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Fleischmann Park. 430-3934 or www.lighthouseofcollier.org.

Bonita Party – Celebrate Bonita! takes place with family activities, food vendors and musical performances by four-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols, The Ben Allen Band, Sarah Hadekah and more from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Riverside Park. Free. 949-6262 or www.cityofbonitasprings.org.

I Hope You Dance – Naples Performing Arts Center hosts a daddy/ daughter dance with games, lessons, treats, raffles and more from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 25. 6646 Willow Park Drive. 597-6722 or www.naplesperformingartscenter.com.

I Love the ’90s – Naughty by Nature, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, All-4-One, Vanilla Ice and other musical stars of the ’90s perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Germain Arena. $35-$90. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Piano Concert – Celebrated pianist and composer Robin Spielberg performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Choral Concert – Voices of Naples presents “Homeward Bound” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at East Naples United Methodist Church Free, but freewill offering appreciated. 2701 Airport Road. 455-2582 or www.voicesofnaples.org.

Choral Concert – New Chorale of Southwest Florida performs patriotic and Broadway classics at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Christus Victor Lutheran Church. 15600 Tamiami Trail N. www.thenewchoraleswflorida.org.

Classical Concert – The Bach Ensemble performs a program of works by Handel at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in The Bower Chapel at Moorings Park. 120 Moorings Park Drive. 732-1055 or www.thebachensemble.org. ¦

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