2017-05-18 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Gulfshore Playhouse presents Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians,” a work about a minister who shakes up the foundations of his megachurch with one sermon, through May 21 at The Norris Center. Alan Campbell, above, stars as Pastor Paul. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 866-811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. 
COURTESY PHOTO Gulfshore Playhouse presents Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians,” a work about a minister who shakes up the foundations of his megachurch with one sermon, through May 21 at The Norris Center. Alan Campbell, above, stars as Pastor Paul. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 866-811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. COURTESY PHOTO THEATER

The Christians – By Gulfshore Playhouse through May 21 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 866-811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Noli Timere (Don’t Be Afraid) – By Theatre Conspiracy through May 20 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre.

Clue: The Musical – By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 24. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278- 4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.


Members of The Naples Players’ Stage II Improv troupe take cues from the audience and perform off-the-cuff games, scenes and songs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, and at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org Members of The Naples Players’ Stage II Improv troupe take cues from the audience and perform off-the-cuff games, scenes and songs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, and at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org Rapunzel – By Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre June 2-23. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Right Bed, Wrong Husband – By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre June 15-July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Sister Act: The Musical – By The Naples Players June 29-July 30 at Sugden Community Theater’s Blackburn Hall. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

The Cocktail Hour – By The Studio Players July 21-Aug. 6 at the Golden Gate Community Center. 398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.com.

THURSDAY5.18

Anthropology, Anyone? – South Regional Library hosts a talk about the spread and growth of Native American societies at 10 a.m. Free, but reservations recommended. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org.

Third Thursday – Third Street South hosts live music by Flashback from 6-9 p.m. on the Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Story Time – The Marco Island Historical Museum welcomes professional storyteller Caron Neile with her version of some of the most colorful characters from Florida history at 7 p.m. Free for Marco Island Historical Society members, $10 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 389-6447 or visit www.theMIHS. org. See story on page C3.


Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Germain Arena. $31-$45. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com. Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Germain Arena. $31-$45. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com. Classical Concert – Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a concert featuring the flute and piano with works by Poulenc at 7:30 p.m. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Patriotic Pops – The Naples Philharmonic and Naples Philharmonic Chorus salute the troops with the annual Patriotic Pops performances at 8 p.m. tonight and Friday, May 19. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

FRIDAY5.19

Ice Dancers – Disney on Ice’s “World of Enchantment” glides into Germain Arena today through Sunday, May 21. $22- $87. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Opening Reception – Center for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for its exhibition of works by middle and high school students from 6-8 p.m. at the Center for Visual Arts. Free. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Improv Night – Stage II Improv performs at 8 p.m. tonight at at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday at Sugden Community Theater. $10-$20. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Free Concert – Neon Summer performs from 6-9 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Frankly Funny – Actor and comedian Frank Blocker presents a one-man show at 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. See story on page C1.

SATURDAY5.20

To Market, To Market – Third Street South hosts a farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Sensorily Speaking – Paragon Pavilion hosts a lights-up, sound-down screening of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” at 10 a.m. for kids with sensory disorders. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com.

Wonder in the Garden – Kids are invited to Naples Botanical Garden to learn about harmonious habitats through themed activities from 10:30- 1:30 p.m. today and Sunday in the Smith Children’s Garden. Free with admission. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Magic Carpet – Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform an upclose woodwind concert for kids at 10 a.m. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

More Ad Libbing – The Studio Players’ Square One Improv troupe makes things up on the spur of the moment starting at 8 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center. $15. 398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.com.

Smooth Moves – The Tenors perform at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $45. 800-218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

Country Crooners – Two Way Crossing brings four-part harmony to country music at 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Funny Guy – “Saturday Night Live” alum Finesse Mitchell performs tonight and Sunday at Off The Hook Comedy Club. $22-$175. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

SUNDAY5.21

Yoga in the Park – Yoga practitioners of all abilities are invited to bend and stretch together from 9-10 a.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. $10 with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Knights of Ni – Silverspot Cinema in Mercato screens “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” (1975) at 2:20 and 7 p.m. King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles along the way. $9.50-$16. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net.

MONDAY5.22

Sunset Om – Watch the sun sink below the horizon while going through the moves with an instruction from Greenmonkey Yoga from 6:45-7:45 p.m. on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. $5 plus park entry fee. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org.

TUESDAY5.23

Pups Patrol – Naples Botanical Garden welcomes friendly, leashed dogs to accompany their owners from 8-11 a.m. Free for member dogs, regular admission plus $9.95 for non-members and their pooches. 643- 4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Lifelong Learning – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a garden crafts workshop from 1-3 p.m. $35 for members, $40 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Travel Tuesday – Headquarters Regional Library hosts a presentation about China and Hong Kong at 2 p.m. Free, but reservations recommended. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY5.24

Meditation – The Gypsy Sea Witch leads a crystal bowl meditation at 7 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. $15-$20. 754- 444-9779 or www.thegypsyseawitch.com.

Morning Salutations – Delnor- Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a yoga session on the beach with an instructor from Greenmonkey Yoga at 9 a.m. $5 plus park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Featured Artist – Catherine Chantilly leads a workshop about creating your own painting style from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a lecture about “The Square of Painting Representation” from 1-3 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Workshop is $75, lecture is $25, both for $95. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.com.

COMING UP

Nature Talk – Learn about the barrier islands from a ranger at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park during a guided walk that sets out at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25. Free with park entry fee. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Lifelong Learning – Find out about lesser-known tropical fruits in a class at Naples Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 25. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Hot Numbers – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $125. 658-1313 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.

Frothy Fun – Southwest Florida Soapfest Weekend returns to Marco Island with daytime television stars attending a variety of events Friday through Monday, May 26-29. Events are priced separately. Proceeds benefit Camp Able and ITC Kids. 394-0080 or www.theateronmarco.com.

Steady Hand – Naples Art Association hosts a calligraphy workshop focused on Carolingian script from the ninth century from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 26. $50. 272-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Free Concert – Hester Prynne performs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Miromar Outlets. Free. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Piano Man – Musical comedian Jimmy Keys performs from 9-11 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Barbatella. $35. 1290 Third St. S. 263-1955 or www.barbatellanaples.com.

Rock Concert – Sister Hazel performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $28-$38. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.swflpac.com.

Creature Report – Germain Arena invites families to enjoy carnival games, kid activities and a live performance by The Octonauts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27. $4-$7. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Still the King – Western swing giants Asleep at the Wheel perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $25. (888) 219-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

Three Voices – Terry Barber Trio performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35- $45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Summer Spectacular – The Naples Philharmonic and members of its youth orchestra perform side by side in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

High Tea Fun – House of Gaia hosts high tea and a painting party from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28. $25-$45. 1660 Trade Center Way. 272-6152 or www.hosueofgaia.org.

Chamber Concert – Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform free concerts at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Headquarters Library and at 7 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. Information about additional dates and locations through June 2 is on the website. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Art After Hours – Artis—Naples offers free after-hours admission to The Baker Museum and live music from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Germain Arena. $31-$45. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

For The Birds – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center presents a program about shorebird migration from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1. Instructor Adam DiNuovo is manager of the Shorebird Stewardship Program for Audubon Florida. A light breakfast precedes the program. $15, registration required. 300 Tower Road. 530-5490 or www.rookerybay.org.

Free Concert – Wilder Sons and Sprout perform from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 1, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Pro-Am – Talented amateur musicians perform great orchestral works alongside the Naples Philharmonic at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Artis—Naples. 597- 1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Got Some Pipes – Artis—Naples shows off its 3,604-pipe Casavant organ with a program of a wide range of music performed by the area’s best organists at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Meet the Author – Ann Kidd Taylor, the daughter of Marco Island resident and bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd, discusses her newest book, “The Shark Club,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 592-5100 or www.bn.com.

Story Time – Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis presents “The Company We Keep” from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the office of Dr. Joel Ying. $15. 2335 Tamiami Trail N. www.elizabethellisnaples2017. eventbrite.com.

Yarn Spinning – Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis hosts a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the office of Dr. Joel Ying. $60. 2335 Tamiami Trail N. www.elizabethellisnaples2017.eventbrite.com.

Danger Zone – Paul Schaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $75. 800-514-3849 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.

Free Film – Paragon Pavilion screens “The Peanuts Movie” at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 13-15. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com.

Art Lecture – Naples Art Association hosts a wine and cheese reception and a lecture about modern photographers with art historian Gary Monroe at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Free for NAA members, $10 for others. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Honor Flight Fun – Collier County Honor Flight hosts a fundraiser with a steak dinner, a fashion show by Petunia’s of Naples, live music by Mooney Mann Dub, raffles, giveaways and more from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Aqua. $75. 862 Fifth Ave. S. 216-1123 or janet_ brune@yahoo.com.

Third Thursday – Third Street South hosts live music by Jerzey Band from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, on the Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Sail Away – David Lawrence Center Young Executives hold the sixth annual sunset cruise about the Naples Princess from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15. $45-$50. 550 Port-o-Call Way. 354-1434 or www.davidlawrencecenter.org.

Photo Reception – Naples Art Association hosts an opening reception for Camera USA 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16. Free for members, $10 for others. 585 Park. St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

SummerJazz on the Gulf – Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents The Betty Fox Band from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Bridal Blast – Naples Bridal Expo returns with displays from local wedding vendors, prizes, giveaways and more from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. $5, but brides can pre-register for free admission on the website. 272-8477 or www.naplesbridalexpo.com.

Free Film – Mercato screens “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) on the lawn at sunset on Tuesday, June 20. A pair of young lovers flees their New England town, prompting a local search party to fan out to find them. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Pianoforte, Anyone? – Mike Lee performs on a replica of Mozart’s pianoforte at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Bower Chapel at Moorings Park. $40. 120 Moorings Park Drive. 646-734-8179 or grandpianoseries.com.

Sword Play – The Naples Players hosts a stage combat class focused on sword fighting from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Sugden Community Theater. $30 for members, $55 for others. Must be at least 18 years old. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Independence Party – Everglades City celebrates Independence Day with a parade, arts and crafts, family activities, fireworks and more starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at McLeod Park. 695-3781 or www.evergladeshistorical.org.

I Love A Parade – The Naples Independence Day parade steps off at Broad Avenue South and proceeds down Fifth Avenue South at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. 213-1000 or www.naplesgov.com.

Light It Up – The city of Naples hosts its annual Fourth of July fireworks show off the Naples pier starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. 213-1000 or www.naplesgov.com.

Free Concert – Ben Allen Band performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 6, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

SummerJazz on the Gulf – Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts a beachside performance by Pocket Change from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Four Hands, Better than Two – Lindsay Garritson and Milana Strezeva perform a four-hands piano concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Clive Daniel Home. Cocktails precede the performance at 5:30 p.m. $60. 646-734-8179 or www.grandpianoseries.com.

Mano a Mano – The Naples Players hosts a stage combat class that focuses on hand-to-hand combat from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Sugden Community Theater. $30 for members, $35 for others. Must be at least 13 years old. 263- 7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Space Cowboy – The Steve Miller Band performs with special guest Peter Frampton at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Germain Arena. $40-$100. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Free Film – Settle in on the lawn at Mercato for a free screening of “Sing” (2016) at sunset Tuesday, July 18. In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Third Thursday – Third Street South hosts live music by Steve Fentimann from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 20, on the Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Dancing Shoes – Learn how to kick up your heels in high heels when The Naples Players presents a dance class from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Sugden Community Theater. $30 for members, $55 for others. Must be at least 18 years old. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Free Concert – Electric Mud performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. ¦

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