August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Drink & draw

Grassroots competition a fun part of annual conference of Florida architects

SO A BUNCH OF ARCHITECTS WALK INTO A BAR … It sounds like the setup for a joke, but it’s the basis of an honored tradition at the yearly conference of the Florida chapter of American Institute of Architects: the Drink and Draw. More...

Lend your voice to Opera Naples

Opera Naples holds auditions for its chorus and its student apprentice program on Sunday and Tuesday, Aug. 26 and 28, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave.  More...

Jack Frost nipping at your nose … and everything else

ARTS COMMENTARY

There’s no hell like being forced to socialize with people you don’t like — unless it’s being married to someone you can’t stand More...

Step up to the Florida Weekly 2017 Writing Challenge

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”  — Elmore Leonard  That’s great advice from the prolific novelist and short story writer. More...

Entries sought for Bonita film fest

Southwest Florida filmmakers are encouraged to heed the call for entries for the fourth annual Bonita Springs Short Film Festival. More...

‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature’

LATEST FILMS

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature” is not just atrocious, it’s insulting to the human race. Literally. The only decent humans in the film are the cops in the end; everyone else seems to come straight from hell.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, AUG. 10, 10 P.M. Close to You Remembering the Carpenters   Trace the Carpenters’ career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the siblings’ friends in the music business.  FRIDAY, AUG. 11, 10:30 P.M. More...

KidzAct kids present Roald Dahl classic

Set sail with an orphan boy and his insect friends on an amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit when More...

Startling tales of America’s Cold War sailors revealed

FLORIDA WRITERS

I can’t think of another short story collection that I’ve read in recent years that’s given me such a jolt of vicarious experience and insight. More...

‘Elf’ tryouts on tap for KidzAct

KidzAct of The Naples Players holds auditions for the holiday production of “Elf the Musical Jr.” by appointment from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 22-24, at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

HOROSCOPES

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Watch that penchant for being super-judgmental at work. It might create a bad impression with someone whose decisions could determine the course of your career.  More...

Art walk celebrates FGCU’s 20 years

The Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts and Florida Gulf Coast University Library present the 20th Anniversary Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn) A desperate mother (Ms. Berry) will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son (Mr. Correa). The story is thin and the action is decent; too bad for Halle Berry that mediocrity is not good enough. Rated R. More...

SAVE THE DATE

¦ The fourth annual Party with a Purpose takes place from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Hilton Naples. This year’s honoree is longtime Neapolitan Thelma Hodges. More...

Good news about ‘Good Behavior’

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Michelle Dockery is so wonderful in “Good Behavior.” Will the show be back for another season?  — Ali F., The Villages, Fla.   More...