2017-09-07 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Get your groove on when Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers presents “Groovin: The 60s and 70s Musical” Sept. 7-Oct. 8. Victor Legarreta stars in the all-new musical comedy featuring all the best hits of the 1960s and ’70s. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Get your groove on when Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers presents “Groovin: The 60s and 70s Musical” Sept. 7-Oct. 8. Victor Legarreta stars in the all-new musical comedy featuring all the best hits of the 1960s and ’70s. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Hurricane Irma promises to wreak havoc with events throughout Florida in the days ahead. Be sure to check for cancellations and postponements before you head out.

THEATER

New Works Festival – Four readings by Gulfshore Playhouse Sept. 7-10 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Auditions – The Naples Players hold auditions for the holiday musical “Miracle on 34th Street” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Appointments required. 434-7340, ext. 100, or www.naplesplayers.org.

Outside Mullingar – By Florida Repertory Theatre Sept. 22-Oct. 22 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. See story on page C1.

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.

THURSDAY9.7

Chamber Concert – Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform works by Mozart, Taneyev and Bach at 4 p.m. at South Regional Library. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org.

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

FRIDAY9.8

Classic Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film “Follow the Fleet” (1936) at 2 p.m. While on leave in San Francisco, a Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves. $5 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Chamber Concert – Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform works by Bach, Viotti and Lachner at 3 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. Free, registration required. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.collierlibrary.org.

SATURDAY9.9

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

SUNDAY9.10

Chamber Concert – Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and others at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Regional Library. Free, registration required. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org.

MONDAY9.11

Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “The Salesman” (2016) at 7 p.m. While both are participating in a production of “Death of a Salesman,” a teacher’s wife is assaulted in her new home. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

TUESDAY9.12

Paws Up – Naples Botanical Garden invites guests and their pups to enjoy dog walking hours from 8-11 a.m. Free for member dogs, $9.95 for others. Dog hours are the same on Thursday and Sunday through Sept. 17, after which the garden closes for annual maintenance. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Free Film – Bring the family and a blanket and chairs and settle in on the lawn at Mercato for a screening of “The Angry Birds Movie” (2016) at sunset. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

WEDNESDAY9.13

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.

London Town – Naples Regional Library hosts a presentation on the hidden or forgotten places of London at 3 p.m. Free, but registration required. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.collierlibrary.org.

Trains & Tapas – Friends of the Collier County Museum host an evening of wine and tapas with a sneak peek of the restoration of a 1947 Budd Tavern train car and a screening of the short film “Guardian of the Everglades” from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Naples Depot Museum. Free for members, $15 for others. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 262-6525 or www.colliermuseums.com.

COMING UP

Free Film – South Regional Library screens “Dr. Strangelove” (1964) at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. An insane general triggers a nuclear holocaust in a war room beset by frantic politicians who are desperate to stop it. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252- 7542 or www.collierlibrary.org.

Classic Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film “Carefree” (1938) at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept 15. A psychiatrist agrees to hypnotize his friend’s girlfriend so she’ll accept his marriage proposal, but she ends up falling for the doctor instead. $5 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Story Time – Spoken-word artist and storyteller Linda “Schuyler” Ford performs from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the office of Dr. Joel Ying. $15. 2335 Tamiami Trail N. www.saintsandsinners2017. eventbrite.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.

Foreign Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “Monsoon Wedding” (2001, India) at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18. A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten wedding planner and guests from around the world make much ado about preparations for an arranged marriage in India. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

O, Pioneers! – South Regional Library presents a lecture about pioneer settlements in the Ten Thousand Islands at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org.

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.

Classic Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers classic “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (1939) at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. It’s the story of sensational ballroom dancers Vernon and Irene Castle prior to World War I. $5 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Nosh & Shop – Waterside Shops hosts the fifth annual Craving Fashion culinary and fashion event where guests can see the latest fashions available at Waterside 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.

Day at the Museum – Naples Depot Museum hosts tours, mini-train rides and family activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Free. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 262-6525 or www.colliermuseums.com.

Classical Concert – The FGCU Wind Orchestra performs works inspired by American landmarks and national parks at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Artis—Naples. $15. 597-1900 or www.fgcu.edu.

Early Birds – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a naturalist-guided bird walk from 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. $10-$25. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew. audubon.org.

Muddin’ – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a swamp buggy excursion to the north end of the preserve from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 28. $100- $125. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.

Nature Celebration – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center celebrates National Estuaries Day with free admission, tours and activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. $25 for VIP Tickets. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org.

Art ALIVE – The museums and studios of Naples Art District north of Pine Ridge and west of Airport-Pulling roads welcome visitors 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.

Fashion Show – GirlTalkTV hosts Fall into Fashion 2017 from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Hyatt House Naples. 1345 Fifth Ave. S. $30. info@girltalktv.com or www.girltalktv.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.

Vocal Concert – Vocalist Sandra Rose performs from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Marco Island Center for the Arts. $25. 1010 Winterberry Dr. 394- 4221 or www.marcoislandart.com.

Improv for Everyone – The Naples Players hosts an adult class on the fundamentals of improvisational comedy from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 23, at the Sugden Community Theater. $75 for members, $100 for others. 434-7340 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Masterworks – Naples Philharmonic performs works by Shostakovich, Adams and Dvorak at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20, at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

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.

Beer Fest – Brew Ha ha returns to Mercato with more than 60 craft beers, stein holding competition, silent auction and a live performance by Rockin’ Horse from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.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.

Pointe After Dark – Naples Bay Resort hosts a three-course dinner and concert by Journey and Bon Jovi tribute band Titans of rock from 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. $120-$150. www.pointeafterdark.com.

The Full Score – Naples Philharmonic performs the score live to a screening of “La La Land” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Artis—Naples. 597- 1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Author Signing – Stuart Woods presents his newest book, “Quick & Dirty: A Stone Barrington Novel,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Barnes & Noble. 598-5200 or www.bn.com.

Film Fest – Naples International Film Festival screens a variety of independent films Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 26-29. The event kicks off with an opening night celebration and screening at Artis—Naples on Thursday, with screenings throughout the weekend at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato before the festival returns to the arts center for a closing reception and awards. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

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. ¦

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