2017-08-17 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


“Surrealist Summer” runs through Aug. 25 at the Center for Visual Arts in Bonita Springs. Pictured here from the exhibition is a piece titled “Casualties of the Cole Haan Shoewear” by Del Holt. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. “Surrealist Summer” runs through Aug. 25 at the Center for Visual Arts in Bonita Springs. Pictured here from the exhibition is a piece titled “Casualties of the Cole Haan Shoewear” by Del Holt. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. THEATER

Women in Jeopardy – By Theatre Conspiracy through Aug. 26 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.artinlee.org.

The Smell of the Kill – By Laboratory Theater of Florida through Aug. 20. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218- 0481 or LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.

She Kills Monsters – By The Naples Players Oct. 11-Nov. 5 at Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Paradise – By Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 14-29 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Sex Please We’re Sixty – By The Marco Players Oct. 25-Nov. 12 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.marcoplayers.org.

THURSDAY8.17

The Elders – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a guided walk to see the preserve’s strand of ancient bald cypress from 9 a.m. to noon. $10-$25. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.

SUP Dudes – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a beginning paddle boarding lesson at 9:30 a.m. with instructors from Naples Beach Adventures. $15, plus park entry fee. Reservations required. 431-0958 or www.naplesbeachadventures.com.

Third Thursday – Musicians Steve and Shelley perform from 6-9 p.m. at Third Street South’s Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

FRIDAY8.18

Classic Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire classic “The Barkleys of Broadway” (1949) at 2 p.m. A successful but constantly feuding husband-andwife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

SATURDAY8.19

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

All That Jazz – The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Gloria West and The Gents when the 32nd season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts continues from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Eurocentric – Opera Naples hosts a Eurofest celebration featuring Italian cuisine and music at 6:30 p.m. at Ristorante Ciao. $90. 835 Fourth Ave. S. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.

Funny Guy – Ryan Davis performs tonight and Sunday at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

SUNDAY8.20

Throwback Film – Silverspot Cinema at Mercato screens “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977) at 2 and 7 p.m. A fun-loving trucker gives a runaway bride a lift. $9.50- $16.50. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net.

Bridal Blast – Southwest Florida’s best wedding vendors converge from 1-5 p.m. at Germain Arena to offer their services to local brides-to-be. $5. Brides can enter for prizes, including a honeymoon to Turks & Caicos, on the website. www.bridalblastfla.com.

MONDAY8.21

Film History – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about the making of “Gone with the Wind” from 10-11:30 a.m. at Moorings Park. $20 for members, $25 for others. 132 Moorings Park Drive. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Tampopo” (1985) at 7 p.m. A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players presents “Sawgrass” Cindy Hackney in concert at 7 p.m. followed by a reception, Q&A and jam session until 10 p.m. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642- 7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

TUESDAY8.22

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

WEDNESDAY8.23

Lifelong Learning – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a workshop on practical approaches to well being from 10 a.m. to noon. $35 for members, $40 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Wild Wednesdays – Naples Botanical Garden’s conservation team leads a walk through the garden’s natural areas in the Smith Upland Preserve from 9-10 a.m. Free with regular admission. 643- 4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Travel Opp – Preferred Travel of Naples hosts an open house featuring the travel offerings of SeaDream Yacht Club and Globus Tours from 1-5 p.m. 801 Laurel Oak Drive. (800) 523-3716 or www.preferrednaples.com.

Imitation Games – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about code breaking during World War II from 2:30-4 p.m. at The Arlington. $20 for members, $25 for others. 7900 Arlington Cir. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Jig Is Up – Traditional Irish musicians take the stage and kick up their heels at 7 p.m. at Riptide Brewing Company. 987 Third Ave. N. 228-6533 or www.riptidebrewingcompany.com.

Crystal Clear – The Gypsy Sea Witch hosts a crystal bowl meditation at 7 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. $15-$20, must pre-register at website. 754-444- 9779 or www.thegypsyseawitch.com.

COMING UP

Cast A Net – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a session on cast netting for bait at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. Free with park admission. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Jazz Concert – Naples Jazz Society performs from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Norris Community Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 263-1113 or www.naplesjazzsociety.com.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players presents singer/songwriter Joerey Ortiz in concert at 7 p.m. followed by a reception, Q&A and jam session until 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Piano Concert – Pianist Bryan Wallick performs works by Liszt, Bach, Brahms and Albeniz from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Shangri-La Springs. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 646- 734-8179 or www.grandpianoseries.com.

Turtle Time – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park presents a talk about sea turtles at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Free with park admission. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Art Celebration – Florida Gulf Coast University hosts an art walk with multiple exhibitions to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Events include a curator’s talk, reception for the exhibition “20 Years: The Creation of FGCU” and a final reception and performance at the ArtLab Library. 590-7199 or www.artgallery. fgcu.edu.

Art, Drink and Be Merry – Naples Art Association invites guests to sip wine while instructors help them complete an acrylic painting from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. $50. 585 Park St. 262- 6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Om in the Swamp – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a meditation session with spiritual guide Bethanny Gonzalez from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, in the preserve’s natural amphitheater. $10-$20. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew. audubon.org.

Free Concert – Rockin’ Horse performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

SummerJazz on the Gulf – Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Late Night Brass when the 32nd season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts concludes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Free Film – Mercato screens “The Angry Birds Movie” (2016) on the lawn at sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 19. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the porkers are up to. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Third Thursday – Love Hunter performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Third Street South’s Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Nosh & Shop – Waterside Shops hosts the fifth annual Craving Fashion culinary and fashion event where guests can see the latest fashions available at retailers and enjoy bites from dozens of area restaurants from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Proceeds benefit United Way of Collier County. 598-1605 or www.watersideshops.com.

Art ALIVE – The museums and studios of Naples Art District north of Pine Ridge and west of Airport-Pulling roads open their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. More than 40 professional artists will showcase their recent works and demonstration their medium. Free. 596-5099 or www.naplesartdistrict.com.

Wicked Game – Rock ’n’ roll crooner Chris Isaak performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $43-$63. 481-4849 or www.bbmanpah.com.

Met Live – Paragon Pavilion screens a live Metropolitan Opera performance of Bellini’s “Norma” at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct 7. $18-$24. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com.

Met Live – Paragon Pavilion screens a live Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. $18-$24. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com.

American Pie – Don McLean performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Southwest Florida Events Center. $52- $77. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swflpac.com.

Youth Day – Koreshan State Historic Site hosts Youth Empowerment Day with a fishing clinic, self-defense demonstrations, guided hikes and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Free Film – Mercato screens “Legally Blonde” (2001) on the lawn at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Elle Woods follows her ex-boyfriend to law school and figures out there’s more to her than good looks. Free. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Tribute Concert – Southwest Florida Event Center hosts a dinner show featuring Van Halen tribute band Completely Unchained from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. $25-$75. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swflpac.com

How Does Your Garden Grow? – Naples Yard & Garden Show hosts vendors, horticultural experts, lectures and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Collier Extension Services. $5. 14700 Immokalee Road. 352-4800.

Vocal Concert – Gulfshore Tenors perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Naples Botanical Gardens.

Boo Bash – Little ones can enjoy trick-or-treating, characters, jugglers and more from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Waterside Shops. $10, reservations required. Proceeds benefit Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. 598- 1605 or www.watersideshops.com.

Monster Mash – The Villages at Venetian Bay hosts trick-or-treating, costume contests, arts & crafts and more for little ones from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.

Indian Dance – Indian arts and culture organization Raaga Inc. presents Odissi Dance Company performing “Das Avatar – Rise of Humanity Vs. Evil, through The Ages” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 643-6668 or www.raagafl.org.

Spooktacular – Fifth Avenue South hosts its seventh annual Halloween Spooktacular with costume contests, live music, trick-or-treating, movies, dancing and more from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Free, registration for costume contests starts in September. 692-8436 or www.fifthavenuesouth.com.

Free Concert – The Appleseed Collective performs on the lawn at Mercato at from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. 254- 1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. ¦

— Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls, please.

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