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EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

May-June 

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Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

in Fort Myers presents

In the Heights thru May 14.

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Florida Repertory Theatre presents Maytag Virginthru May 22

in the Historic Arcade Theatre in

Fort Myers’ Historic River District.

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Comedian Steven Wright performs 

May 1 at the Barbara B. Mann 

Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.

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Venice Theatre hosts aactWorldFest,

a week-long festival showcasing community theater groups from around the world. 

May

May 1 SUNDAY

•A Tribute to Barbra: Barbra Striesand tribute concert w Sharon Owens. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 7:30p. 941-488-1115.

•BBQ & Bluegrass: Bluegrass Trailblazers. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 4-7p. Free. 603-6535.

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•Maxim Lando: Piano concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3p. Free. 745-4268.

•Music of The Rolling Stones:  Naples Phil & Windborne tribute concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•Sarasota Music Conservatory String Quartet: Concert. Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

•Spring Fling: Crafts, games, educational activities, face painting, petting zoo, bubble dance party, parent & child yoga. Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. 11a-1p. 514-0084.

•Steven Wright: Comedy. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. 

•Taste of the Beach: Food, drinks, vendors, live music. Salty Sam’s Marina, 2500 Main St, Ft Myers Beach. 11a-4p. 454-7500. 

•The Special Consensus: Modern bluegrass concert. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150  Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Clearwater Threshers: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers.12p. 768-4210.

 

May 2 MONDAY

•A Tribute to Barbra: Barbra Striesand tribute concert w Sharon Owens. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 2 & 7:30p. 941-488-1115.

 

May 3 TUESDAY

•Art Reception: Harbour View Gallery, 5789 Cape Harbour Dr, #104, Cape Coral. 6-8p. Free. 540-5789.

•Early Birding Walks: Guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

 

May 4 WEDNESDAY

•Art Alive: Naples Art District Studio & Gallery Tours. Receptions, exhibits, demos at dozens of galleries & studios. Pine Ridge Industrial Park, J & C Blvd, Shirley St & Trade Center Way, Naples. 3-7p. Free. 247-1977.

•Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio: Live music. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7p-10p. Free. 333-2225.

•Ikebana Meeting: Demo & Workshop. Naples Botanical Garden, Buehler Auditorium, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9:30a. Free. 254-9999.

•Night Walk: Guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 7:30p. Register. 348-9151.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•Pinky’s Players Present - Great Stories Well Played on a Bench: Variety show. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 7:30p. 941-488-1115.

 

May 5 THURSDAY

•Art Alive: Naples Art District Studio & Gallery Tours. Receptions, exhibits, demos at dozens of galleries & studios. Pine Ridge Industrial Park, J & C Blvd, Shirley St & Trade Center Way, Naples. 1-5p. Free. 247-1977.

•Art Reception: Joel Shapses Gallery, 6240 Shirley St, #102, Naples. 1-5p. Free. 954-830-3156.

•Art Reception: Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda. 5-7p. Free. 941-639-8810.

•Art Reception: Wine & cheese. Cape Coral Art League, 516 Cultural Blvd, Cape Coral. 5-7p. Free. 772-5657.

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Florida Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting: Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. 7p. Free. 275-3435.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Boreyko Conducts Rachmaninoff. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

•Open Mic Bonita!: Comedy. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989.

•Pinky’s Players Present - Great Stories Well Played on a Bench: Variety show. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 7:30p. 941-488-1115.

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

 

May 6 FRIDAY

•Art Reception:  Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 5-7a. Free. 939-2787.

•Art Reception: Arts for ACT Gallery, 2265 1st St, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 337-5050.

•Art Reception: DAAS Co-op Gallery, in Butterfly Estates, 1815-3 Fowler St, Ft Myers.  6-9:30p. Free. 590-8645.

•Art Reception: Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6-10p. Live music. Free. 333-1933. 

•Art Walk: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at several galleries & studios in downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 11a-4p. Free. 337-5050.

•Kelly Neff Band: Live music. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden, Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 333-1933.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Boreyko Conducts Rachmaninoff. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

 

May 7 SATURDAY

•Americana Community Music Association: Sofia Talvik, Dan Philgreen concert. All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-9:30p. 691-4069.

•Beach Walk: Guided walk. Lovers Key State Park Discovery Center, 8700 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 10:30a. Register. 463-4588.

•Chris Cagle: Country music concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•Mayfaire by-the-Lake: Free outdoor fine arts festival. Art show, art activities, famly activities, Children’s Art Tent, live entertainment, food trucks. Polk Musuem of Art, Lakeland Library front lawn, Lake Morton, Lakeland. 9a-4p. Free. 863-688-7743.

•Verdi’s Rigoletto: Gulf Coast Symphony concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

May 8 SUNDAY

•CD Release Party: Except You. Thrash punk concert w Taking Meds and Roxx Revolt & the Velvets. Nice Guys Pizza, 1401 Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral. 7p. 549-7542.

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•Mayfaire by-the-Lake: Free outdoor fine arts festival. Art show, art activities, famly activities, Children’s Art Tent, live entertainment, food trucks. Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland Library front lawn, Lake Morton, Lakeland. 9a-4p. Free. 863-688-7743.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

 

May 9 MONDAY

•Danny Sinoff Trio: The Rat Pack Years. Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7p. 800-3292.

 

May 10 TUESDAY

•Art Reception: Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island. 5:30-7p. Free. 394-4221.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Palm Beach Cardinals: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Lecture: John Volk - Paradise’s Architect. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 2p. Free. 252-8476.

•Lecture: Shorebirds. Mound House, 451 Connecticut St, Ft Myers Beach. Reception 5:30, lecture 6p. Register. 765-0865.

Songwriters on the Plaza: Free acoustic ACMA showcase concert. Downtown Ft Myers Library amphitheater, S Cornog Plaza, 1651 Lee St, Ft Myers. 6-7:30p. Free. 691-4069.

 

May 11 WEDNESDAY

•Alessandro Mazzamuto:  Grand Piano Series chamber music concert. Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave, Naples. 7:30p. 646-734-8179.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Palm Beach Cardinals:  Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Lecture: Share the Shore with Coastal Wildlife. Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. 7p. Free. 275-3435.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

 

May 12 THURSDAY

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Evening on Fifth: Live music, dancing, art demos & exhibits, dining, shopping along 5th Ave S, Naples. 6:30-9:30p. Free. 692-8436.

•Exhibition Reception: Naples Depot Museum: 1051 Fifth Ave S, Naples. 6-8p. Free. 262-6525.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Palm Beach Cardinals:  Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30. 768-4210.

•Journeyman: Eric Clapton tribute concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•LunaFest: Women’s film festival. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 6 & 8:30p. 939-2787.

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

 

May 13 FRIDAY

•Art Reception: Cape Coral Art Center, Rubicond Park, 4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral. 5-7p. Free. 574-0802.  

•Brave New Chamber Music - Rock & Roll and the String Quartet: SWFL Symphony concert w Andrew Lipke. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 418-1500.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Palm Beach Cardinals: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

•Just for Laughs:  Comedy variety show. Center for the Perfroming Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

 

May 14 SATURDAY

•Art Reception: Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda. 5-7p. Free. 941-639-8810.

•Backyard Bluesfest: Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band, others tbz. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 2-8p. 693-7111.

•Brian Kelley: Country music concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Palm Beach Cardinals:  Minor league baseball. Joe Nichols and Parlemee post game concert. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

•Garden Talk - Bulbarama: Demos, presentations, sale. Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 10a-4p. 334-7419.

•Leanne Morgan - Big Panty Tour: Comedy. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. 

•Music in the Garden: Gypsy Sojourn. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 2-4p. 643-7275.

 

May 15 SUNDAY

•Art Song plus French Melodie: Gulfshore Opera. Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd, N Naples. 2p. 529-3925.

•Brave New Chamber Music - Rock & Roll and the String Quartet: SWFL Symphony concert w Andrew Lipke. Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S Cleveland Ave, Ft Myers. 5p. 418-1500.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Palm Beach Cardinals:  Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 12p. 768-4210.

•Full Moon Night Hike: Guided walk Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. 8p. 275-3435.

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

May 16 MONDAY

•Danny Sinoff Trio: Genius of Johnny Mercer. Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7p. 800-3292.

May 17 TUESDAY

•Jay Mohr: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7 & 9p. 389-6901.

•Limon Dance Company: With Naples Phil. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

 

May 18 WEDNESDAY

•Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov: Opera Naples concert. Arthrex One, 1 Arthrex Way, Naples. 6p. 963-9050.

•Fort Myers Int’l Film Festival Opening Night Gala & Screening: Screening, live music, cocktails. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 5:30p, film 7p. 810-6323.

•Fort Myers Int’l Film Festival: Outdoor screening. Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Cocktails 5:30p, film 7p. 810-6323.

•Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio: Live music. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7p-10p. Free. 333-2225.

•Jay Mohr: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6:30 & 8:30p. 389-6901.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•Warren Wolf: Jazz concert w Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

 

May 19 THURSDAY

•Ancient Forest Tour: Guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•Andrew Dice Clay: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•Art Reception: Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda. 5-7p. Free. 941-639-8810.

•Beading for Cancer:  Fundraising workshop. Cape Coral Art League, 516 Cultural Blvd, Cape Coral. 5:30-7:3-p. 772-5657.

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Fort Myers Int’l Film Festival: Screenings & panel discussions. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 5-11p. 810-6323.

•Jay Mohr: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6:30p. 389-6901.

•Lecture: The Train, the Trail, and the Origins of Florida Tourism. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 2p. Free. 695-0008.

•The Spongebob Musical:  Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 7p. 332-4488.

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

 

May 20 FRIDAY

•Andrew Dice Clay: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•Clue: Star Academy youth theater. Gulfshore Playhouse. Norris Center, 755 5th Ave S, Naples. 7:30p. 866-811-4111.

•Exhibition Reception:  Museum of the Everglades,  105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 6-8p. Free. 695-0008.

•Fort Myers Int’l Film Festival: Screenings & panel discussions. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 5-11p. 810-6323.

•Frank Foster: Country music concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•Music Walk: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 6-10p. Free. 855-732-3836.

•The Spongebob Musical: Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 7p. 332-4488.

 

May 21 SATURDAY

•Americana Community Music Association: Jamie Michaels, Bill Veach concert.  All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-9:30p. 691-4069.

•Andrew Dice Clay: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•Clue: Star Academy youth theater. Gulfshore Playhouse. Norris Center, 755 5th Ave S, Naples. 2 & 7:30p. 866-811-4111.

•Fort Myers Int’l Film Festival: Screenings & panel discussions. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 5-11p. 810-6323.

•Gulf Coast Writers Association Meeting: Guest speaker. Word of Life Church, 6111 South Points Blvd, Ft Myers. 10a-12p. Free. 770-906-7885.

•Lecture: Turtles of SWFL. Presented by Mound House. Newton Beach Park, 4650 Etsero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 11a. 765-0865.

•Sandcastle Contest for Kids: Lovers Key State Park Discovery Center, 8700 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 10:30a. Register. 463-4588.

•Sleeping Beauty: Diane Parlington Studio of Classical ballet. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 7p. 941-328-1300.

•The Spongebob Musical: Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 2 & 7p. 332-4488.

May 22 SUNDAY

•Clue: Star Academy youth theater. Gulfshore Playhouse. Norris Center, 755 5th Ave S, Naples. 3p. 866-811-4111.

•Fort Myers Int’l Film Festival Afterparty: Twisted Vine, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. Starts 11p. 810-6323.

•Fort Myers Int’l Film Festival Awards Ceremony:  Champagne & dessert, screening, Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 810-6323.

•Fort Myers Int’l Film Festival: Screenings & panel discussions. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 5-11p. 810-6323.

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•Jose Ramirez Band & Marty Stokes Band: Blues bands. Cape Cabaret. 4725 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral. 1:30-5:30. 549-3000.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•Spring Celebration with the Gulfshore Opera Divas: Gulfshore Opera concert & lunch. The Club of Pelican Bay, 707 Gulf Park Dr, Naples. 1p. 529-3925.

•Summer Spectacular: Naples Phil concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

•The Spongebob Musical: Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 2p. 332-4488.

 

May 23 MONDAY

•Art Reception: Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 7-10p. Free. 941-894-6469.

•Danny Sinoff Trio: Tony Bennett Songbook. Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7p. 800-3292.

 

May 24 TUESDAY

•After Hours in the Aquariums: Tours, refreshments. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. 5:30-6:30p. 395-2233.

•Early Birding Walks: Guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

 

May 25 WEDNESDAY

•Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio: Live music. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7p-10p. Free. 333-2225.

•Laugh In Lineup: Comedy Show. Laugh In Comedy Cafe, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•Sunset Stroll: Guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 7p. Register. 348-9151.

•The Spongebob Musical: Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 7p. 332-4488.

May 26 THURSDAY

•Art Reception: Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda. 5-7p. Free. 941-639-8810.

•Chris Kattan: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Moonshine Bandits: Country music concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•Patriotic Pops: Naples Phil concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•The Spongebob Musical:  Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 7p. 332-4488.

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

May 27 FRIDAY

•Chris Kattan: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7 & 9p. 389-6901.

•Family Fun Night: Live music, dance demos, crafts, games, mini zoo w exotic animals. Bell Tower Shops, Daniels Pkwy & US 41, Ft Myers. 6-8p. Free. 318-8560.

•Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers: Blues band. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden, Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 333-1933.

•Patriotic Pops: Naples Phil concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Seashell Walk: Guided walk. Lovers Key State Park Discovery Center, 8700 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 10:30a. Register. 463-4588.

•Stryper: Concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•The Jacksonian: Play. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989.

•The Spongebob Musical:  Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 2 & 7p. 332-4488.

May 28 SATURDAY

•Chris Kattan: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6:30 & 8:30p. 389-6901.

•Los Palaminos: Country music concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•The Jacksonian: Play. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 2 & 7p. 495-8989.

•The Spongebob Musical:  Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 2p. 332-4488.

May 29 SUNDAY

•Brit Floyd: Concert. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 8p. 948-7825.

•Chris Kattan: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6:30p. 389-6901.

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•The Jacksonian: Play. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 2p. 495-8989.

 

May 30 MONDAY

•Danny Sinoff Trio: Music of Cole Porter. Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7p. 800-3292.

May 31 TUESDAY

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Tampa Tarpons: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

June

June 1 WEDNESDAY

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Tampa Tarpons: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio: Live music. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7p-10p. Free. 333-2225.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

 

June 2 THURSDAY

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Florida Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting: Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. 7p. Free. 275-3435.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Tampa Tarpons: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

 

June 3 FRIDAY

•Art Reception: Arts for ACT Gallery, 2265 1st St, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 337-5050.

•Art Reception: DAAS Co-op Gallery, in Butterfly Estates, 1815-3 Fowler St, Ft Myers.  6-9:30p. Free. 590-8645.

•Art Reception: Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers.  6-10p. Live music. Free. 333-1933.

•Art Walk: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at several galleries & studios in downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 11a-4p. Free. 337-5050.

•Brooks & Dunn: Concert. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs vs Tampa Tarpons: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

•The Jacksonian: Play. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989.

 

June 4 SATURDAY

•Americana Community Music Association: Heather Pierson Duo, Andy Getch concert. All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-9:30p. 691-4069.

•Chase Matthew: Country music concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs vs Tampa Tarpons: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 12p. 768-4210.

•Sarasota Opera Alumni Concert: Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-328-1300.

•Schmidt Vocal Arts Semi-Final & Final Competitions: Concert & awards ceremony. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 10:30a. 941-328-1300.

•The Jacksonian: Play. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 2 & 7p. 495-8989.

June 5 SUNDAY

•BBQ & Bluegrass: Bluegrass Trailblazers. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 4-7p. Free. 603-6535.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs vs Tampa Tarpons: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•The Jacksonian: Play. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 2p. 495-8989.

June 6 MONDAY

•Danny Sinoff Trio: Sinatra - The Reprise Years. Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7p. 800-3292.

 

June 7 TUESDAY

•Art Reception:  Harbour View Gallery, 5789 Cape Harbour Dr, #104, Cape Coral. 6-8p. Free. 540-5789.

 

June 8 WEDNESDAY

•Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio: Live music. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7p-10p. Free. 333-2225.

•Janet ’Tennessee Tramp’ Williams: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•Lecture: Hidden World of Florida’s Underwater caves. Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. 7p. Free. 275-3435.

•One Island: Play. Ghostbird Theatre. Wasmer Gallery, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 691-4128.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•SWFL SpaceCon: Comic Book & Sci Fi conference: Speakers, panels, celebrity guests, entertainment. Araba Shrine Temple, 2010 Hanson St, Ft Myers. 10a-6p. 334-2226.

June 9 THURSDAY

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Evening on Fifth: Live music, dancing, art demos & exhibits, dining, shopping along 5th Ave S, Naples. 6:30-9:30p. Free. 692-8436.

•Janet ’Tennessee Tramp’ Williams: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•One Island: Play. Ghostbird Theatre. Wasmer Gallery, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 691-4128.

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

 

June 10 FRIDAY

•Art Reception: Cape Coral Art Center, Rubicond Park, 4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral. 5-7p. Free. 574-0802.   

•Briz & Lady: Live music. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden, Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 333-1933.

•Kurtis Conner: Comedy. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. 

•One Island: Play. Ghostbird Theatre. Wasmer Gallery, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 691-4128.

•Pirate Day!: Arts, crafts, pirate songs, treasure hunts. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. Free. 10a-2p. 642-1440.

 

June 11 SATURDAY

•Garden Talk - Bromelids: Demos, presentations, sale. Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 10a-4p. 334-7419.

•Tartan & Targe: Living history presentation by Estero Historical Society. Country Creek Country Club, 21135 Country Club Dr, Estero. 2p. Register. 272-1911.

•Music in the Garden: HavyRodriguez & the Miami Splash Band. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 2-4p. 643-7275.

•One Island: Play. Ghostbird Theatre. Wasmer Gallery, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 691-4128.

 

June 12 SUNDAY

•Full Moon Night Hike: Guided walk Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. 8p. 275-3435.

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•One Island: Play. Ghostbird Theatre. Wasmer Gallery, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 691-4128.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

 

June 13 MONDAY

•Danny Sinoff Trio: Music of Jimmy Van Heusen. Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7p. 800-3292.

 

June 14 TUESDAY

•Art Reception: Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island. 5:30-7p. Free. 394-4221.

•Early Birding Walks: Guided boarwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Bradenton Marauders: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Lecture: Victory Rails - US Railroads in WWII. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 2p. Free. 252-8476.

 

June 15 WEDNESDAY

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Bradenton Marauders:  Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio: Live music. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7p-10p. Free. 333-2225.

•Lecture: Wallace W Abbey - A Life in Railroad Photography. Naples Depot Museum: 1051 Fifth Ave S, Naples. 2p. Free. 262-6525.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

June 16 THURSDAY

•Ancient Forest Tour: Guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Bradenton Marauders:  Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Jay Mohr: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•Lecture: Swamp Life - Gladesmen, Past,  Present & Future. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 2p. Free. 695-0008.

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

June 17 FRIDAY

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Bradenton Marauders:  Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

•Funny Shorts Live: Five 10-minute plays. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

•Music Walk: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 6-10p. Free. 855-732-3836.

 

June 18 SATURDAY

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Bradenton Marauders:  Minor league baseball. Beerfest. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

•Gulf Coast Writers Association Meeting: Guest speaker. Word of Life Church, 6111 South Points Blvd, Ft Myers. 10a-12p. Free. 770-906-7885.

June 19 SUNDAY

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Bradenton Marauders:  Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 12p. 768-4210.

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

June 20 MONDAY

•aactWorldFest:  Int’l Community Theatre Festival. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. Opening Ceremonies 6:30p, performances 8-10:30p, afterparty 10:30p-1a. 941-488-1115.

June 21 TUESDAY

•aactWorldFest:  Int’l Community Theatre Festival. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. Performances 1-10:30p. 941-488-1115.

 

June 22 WEDNESDAY

•aactWorldFest:  Int’l Community Theatre Festival. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. performances 1-5p, afterparty 10:30p-1a. 941-488-1115.

•Family Fun Night: Live music, dance demos, crafts, games, mini zoo w exotic animals. Bell Tower Shops, Daniels Pkwy & US 41, Ft Myers. 6-8p. Free. 318-8560.

•Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio: Live music. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7p-10p. Free. 333-2225.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

•Rob Schneider: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6:30 & 8:30p. 389-6901.

 

June 23 THURSDAY

•aactWorldFest:  Int’l Community Theatre Festival. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. Performances 6:30-10p. 941-488-1115.

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Rob Schneider: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6:30 & 8:30p. 389-6901.

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

 

June 24 FRIDAY

•aactWorldFest:  Int’l Community Theatre Festival. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. Performances 12:30-9:30p, afterparty 10:30p-1a. 941-488-1115.

•Steve Hytner: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 76 & 8p. 389-6901.

•The Big Bad Wolves: Live music. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden, Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 333-1933.

 

June 25 SATURDAY

•aactWorldFest:  Int’l Community Theatre Festival. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. Performances 1:30-4p, gala 6:30-8p, closing ceremony 8-9:30p, afterparty 9:30p-1a. 941-488-1115.

•Americana Community Music Association:  Passerine, Millie Van Horn concert. All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-9:30p. 691-4069.

•Steve Hytner: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6 & 8p. 389-6901.

June 26 SUNDAY

•Jazz Brunch: Roy Gerson & Don Mopsic. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 10a-1:30p. Free. 333-2225.

•Marty Stokes Band: Blues band. Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral. 1:30-5:30p. 549-3000.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-6p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

 

June 27 MONDAY

•Danny Sinoff Trio: Bobby Darin Songbook. Players Circle Theatre, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7p. 800-3292.

•Steve Hytner: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6:30p. 389-6901.

 

June 28 TUESDAY

•After Hours in the Aquariums: Tours, refreshments. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. 5:30-6:30p. 395-2233.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Dunedin Blue Jays: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Michelle ‘Shelly Belly’ Rider: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

 

June 29 WEDNESDAY

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Dunedin Blue Jays: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210.

•Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio: Live music. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7p-10p. Free. 333-2225.

•Michelle ‘Shelly Belly’ Rider: Comedian. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7 & 9p. 389-6901.

•Open Blues Jam: Live music hosted by Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Blues Band w Rex Bongo. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Musicians welcome. Free. 693-7111. 

June 30 THURSDAY

•Art Reception: Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda. 5-7p. Free. 941-639-8810.

•Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet: Jazz. The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 333-2225.

•Fort Myers Mighty Mussels vs Dunedin Blue Jays: Minor league baseball. Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 768-4210

•Weehawken Wonderboys: Live music. Point Ybel Brewing, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 603-6535.

ongoing

theater

•37 Postcards Show - Comedic Tales of Eccentricity: thru May 15. Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. 394-0080.

•A Chorus Line: Jun 18-27. Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 323-6570.

•aactWorldFest: Jun 20-25. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•Addams Family: May 6-15. Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 323-6570.

•Another Revolution: thru May 15. Gulfshore Playhouse, Norris Center, 755 5th Ave S, Naples. 866-811-4111.

•Blackbird: thru May 1. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•Clark Gable Slept Here: Jun 3-19. The Studio Players, Joan Jenks Auditorium, Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples. 389-9192.

•Eureka Day: May 13-Jun 4. Asolo Repertory Theatre, Cook Theatre, Florida State Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 941-351-8000.

•Hamlet: May 13-29. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•Head Over Heels: thru May 1. New Phoenix Theatre, 13211 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 284-5214.

•Hood: Jun 11-26. Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mertz Theatre, Florida State Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 941-351-8000.

•In the Heights: thru May 14. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. 

•Kilroy Never Showed: thru Jun 5: Wed-Sun. Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Seminole Gulf Railway, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487.

•Knoxville: thru May 11. Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mertz Theatre, Florida State Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 941-351-8000.

•Lady Killer: Jun 8-Sep 11: Wed-Sun. Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Seminole Gulf Railway, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487.

•Les Liasons Dangereuses: thru May 7. Laboratory Theater of Florida,  1634  Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 218-0481.

•Love & Money: thru May 8. Marco Players. Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 642-7270.

•Maytag Virgin: thru May 29. Florida Repertory Theatre, ArtStage Studio Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488.

•Miracle on South Division Street: thru May 1. Players Circle Theatre. Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 800-3292.

•New Playwrights Series: ‘From Birmingham to Broadway’ and ‘Float Like a Butterfly’. May 4-29. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1012 N Orange Ave, Sarasota. 941-366-1505.

•No Dogs Allowed: thru May 13. Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 980-5674.

•One Island: Jun 8-12. Ghostbird Theatre. Wasmer Gallery, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 691-4128.

•Rock of Ages: May 20-Jun 25. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. 

•Something Rotten: Jun 22-Jul 24. The Naples Players. Blackburn Hall, Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 263-7990.

•Stories of Spoon River: thru May 1. FGCU TheatreLab.  FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 590-7268

•Summer Circus Spectacular: June 10-August 13. Historic Asolo Theatre, The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 941-360-7399. 

•The Birds - A Parody: Jun 3-Jul 2. Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 218-0481.

•The Bridges of Madison County: thru May 1. TheatreZone, G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 888-966-3352.

•The Emperor’s New Clothes:  May 27-Jun 24. Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 980-5674.

•The Jacksonian: May 27-Jun 5. Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 495-8989.

•The Spongebob Musical: May 19-22 & May 25-28. Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Conservatory Program. Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488.

•To Kill a Mockingbird: thru May 1. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike: Jun 3-21. Lemon Bay Playhouse. 96 W Dearborn St, Englewood. 941-475-6756.

•Wedding Belles: May 13-22. Charlotte Players, Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. 941-255-1022.

art galleries

•Aldo Castillo Gallery: Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. Mon-Sat 10a-5p. Free. 312-375-8887.

•Aldo Castillo Gallery: 1634 5th Ave S, Naples. Tue-Sun 11a-7p. Free. 312-375-8887.

•Alliance for the Arts: 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. May 6-28: Krista & Leo Johnson. Mon-Fri 9a-5p & Sat 9a-1p. Free. 939-2787.

•Another Time: 1414 Dean St, Ft Myers. Daily 11a-6p; Fri & Sat 11a-8p. Free. 672-4607.

•Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery: 1199 3rd St, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-5p & Sun 1-5p. Free. 263-1214.

•ArtBeat Studios: 1400 Colonial Blvd, #35, Fort Myers. Wed & Sun 11a-5p. Free. 225-9770.

•Artsemble Underground Gallery & Art Lounge: Bell Tower Shops, 13499 Bell Tower Dr, #151, Fort Myers. Fri & Sat 3-8p. Free. 248-9063.

•Art Center Sarasota: 707 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. May 10-21: Sarasota County schools; Jun 2-Aug 26: Faces & Places. Mon-Sat 10a-4p. 941-365-2032.

•Arts for ACT Gallery: 2265 First St, Ft Myers. thru May 2: Carolyn Walega, May 6-29: ACT artists, Jun 3-26: Pamela Jones. Mon-Sun 11a-4:30p, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Fri 11a-10p. Free. 337-5050.

•Baker Museum: Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. thru May 15: Baseball Heroes; thru May 15: Love in All Forms; thru Jul 17: Florida Contemporary; thru Jul 24: Pam Langobardi - Ocean Gleaming; Mar 26-Jul 24: Another World - The Transcendental Painting Group; ongoing: Magritte - Reflections of Another world, Louise Nevelson - Dawn’s Forest. Tue-Sat 1-a-4p, Sun 12-4p. 597-1900.

•Behind the Buddha Artists’ Studios: 9290 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10a-4p, Wed 10a-9p, Sat 1-4p. Free. 691-3225.

•Bert’s Pine Bay Gallery: 4332 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. Sun & Mon 10a-5p, Tue-Sat 10a-7p. Free. 283-1335.

•BIG ARTS: thru Jun 5: Art by the DisAbled; Jun 10-Jul 23: FSW Fine Arts Students. 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 395-0900.

•Bob Rauschenberg Gallery: FSW State College, Humanities Hall, 8099 College Pkwy SW, Ft Myers. Thru Jul 23: Rauschenberg - From the Collections of Friends. Mon-Fri 10a-4p & Sat 11a-3p. Free. 489-9313.

•Bokeelia Art Gallery: 8315 Main St, Bokeelia. Tue-Sat 10a-5p. Free. 738-5280.

•Cape Coral Art Center:  Rubicond Park, 4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral.
Thru May 26: May’s Bouquets, Seedlings; Jun 3-Jul 28: On My Walk Today. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 574-0802.

•Cape Coral Art League: 516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. Thru May 1: 2D and/or 3D; May 2-20: Pat St Onge; May 5-17: Pick Three. Open painting Wed 1-4p. Mon-Th 11a-4p. Free. 772-5657.

•Center for the Visual Arts Bonita Springs: 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Thru May 27: Re/Aligned - Florida chapter of Nat’l Assoc of Women Artist; May 9-13: High School Student showcase; May 23-27: Middle & Elementary School exhibit. Mon-Fri 10a-4p & Sat 1-5p. Free. 495-8989.

•Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs: 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Mon-Fri 10a-4p & Sat 1-5p. Free. 495-8989.

•Clip Joint Barber Shop & Art Gallery: 7431 College Pkwy, unit 120, rm 136, Ft Myers. Mon & Wed-Sat 10a-8p. Free. 281-8180.

•Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery: 52388 Tamiami Tr, Ochopee. Daily 10a-5p. Free. 695-2428.

•Clyde Butcher’s Venice Gallery & Studio: 237 Warfield Ave, Venice. Tue-Fri 10a-4:30p. Free. 486-0811.

•Coco Art Gallery: Art Council of SWFL Gallery. Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero. Tue-Sun 11a-5p. Free. 949-3073. 

•Coco Art Gallery: Art Council of SWFL Gallery. Coastland Center, 1900 Tamiami Tr S, Naples. Wed-Sun 12-6p. Free. 436-3530. 

•Creason’s Fine Art Gallery: 331 5th Ave S, Naples. Sun-Thu 11a-6p, Fri & Sat 10a-10p. Free. 949-3073. 

•DAAS Co-op Art Gallery: Inside Butterfly Estates, 1815-3 Fowler St, Ft Myers. May 6-29: Lawrence Dineen. Wed-Sun 10a-3p. Free. 590-8645.

•East West Fine Art: Mercato, 9115 Strada Pl, #5130, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-7p & Sun 12-6p. Free. 821-9459. 

•Emily James Art Gallery:  720 5th Ave S, # 111, Naples. Mon 3-7p, Tue & Wed 11a-7p, Sat 11a-8p, Sun 12-5p. Free. 777-3283

•Englewood Art Center:  Ringling College of Art & Design, 350 S. McCall Rd, Englewood. Tue 9a-9p & Wed-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 941-474-5548.

•Estero Art League: Estero Community Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Rd, Estero. 489-5216.

•Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries:  10501 FGCU Blvd S., Ft Myers. Wasmer Gallery–thru May 6: Senior Projects; Jun 9-24: One Island. ArtLab– thru May 6: Senior Projects. Wasmer Gallery in Arts Complex, ArtLab in Library. Mon-Fri, 10a-4p & Thu 10a-7p. Free. 590-7199.

•Fort Myers Beach Art Association & Gallery: 3030 Shell Mound, Ft Myers Beach. Thru Oct 14: Summer Show. Wed & Thu 9a-12p. Free. 463-3909.

•Gardner Colby Gallery: 386 & 365 Broad Ave S, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-5p. Free. 403-7787.

•Grand Illusion Gallery: 2443 First St, Ft Myers. Tue-Sat 10:30a-5:30p, 1st & 3rd Fri 6-10p. Free. 461-7245.

•Guess-Fisher Gallery:  Crayton Cove, 810 12th Ave S, Naples. Mon-Thu 11a-5p, Fri & Sat 11a-9p. Free. 403-8393.

•Harbour View Gallery: 5789 Cape Harbour Dr, #104, Cape Coral. May: Susan Zablocki, Martha Stevenson; Jun: Janice Pedersen, Nancy & Chuck Koucky. Daily 11a-8p. Free. 540-5789.

•Harmon-Meek Modern: 382 12th Ave S, Naples. May 3-28: Group show. Tue-Sat 12-4p. Free. 261-2637.

•Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery:  2490 Library Way, Sanibel. thru May 14: Barbara Albin. Mon-Sat 10a-5p & Sun 11a-4p. Free. 395-0027.

•HW Gallery: 1305 Third St S, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-5p. Free. 263-6640.

•Island Conclave: 5101 Pine Island Rd, Bokeelia. Tue-Sat 11a-5p. Free. 282-8488.

•Island Visions: 4643 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. Daily 10a-5p. Free. 282-0452.

•Lovegrove Gallery & Garden: 4637 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha. Daily 10a-5p. Free. 283-6453.

•Marc Harris Wildlife Photography Gallery: In Everglades Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Daily 9a-5p. 283-3354.

•Marco Island Center for the Arts: 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island. Thru May 3: Adult Student Show, Marco Island Academy; May 9-Jul 5: Celebrate Earth Day. Mon-Fri 9a-4p. Free. 394-4221.

•Method & Concept: 26 10th St. S, Naples. Mon-Fri 10a-5p. 529-2633.

•Naples Art: 585 Park St, Naples. Thru Jun 12: Toulouse-Lautrec - Master of the Belle Epoque. Mon-Fri 9a-5p. Free. 262-6517.

•Naples Art District Studios & Galleries: Pine Ridge Industrial Park, J & C Blvd, Shirley St & Trade Center Way, Naples. Free. 247-1977.

•Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery: 375 Broad Ave S, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-7p & Sun 11a-5p. 261-4300.

•Rene Miville Gallery: Franklin Shops, 2200 1st St, 2nd fl, Ft Myers. Mon-Sat 10a-8p & Sun 12-7p. Free. 333-3130.

•Ringling College of Art + Design Galleries: Basch Gallery (Academic Center, 2363 Old Bradenton Rd; Cooley Photo Center (Student Center, 2700 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota); Crossley Gallery (2698 Bradenton Rd, Sarasota);  Madeby Gallery (Student Center, 2700 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota; Selby Foundations Gallery (Atrium, 2700 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota); Smith Gallery (Academic Center, 2363 Old Bradenton Rd; Stulberg Gallery (Basch Visual Arts Center, 1188 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Sarasota); Thompson Gallery (Keating Center, 2700 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. Mon-Fri 10a-4p. Free. 941-359-7563.

•Sanibel Captiva Art League: Exhibits at Sanibel Community House: Meetings
3rd Thu at Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 1-3p. Free. 322-8593.

•Sanibel Community House: Sanibel Captiva Art League exhibits– May: Glori Krekel & David Bollinger; Jun: Steve Saari & Jim Storer. 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 9a-3p. Free. 472-2155.

•Sarasota Art Museum: Ringling College, 1001 S Tamiami T, Sarasota. Thru May 8: Danner Washburn; thru Nov: Xaviera Simmons. Mon-Sat 10a-5p & Sun 11a-5p. 941-309-4300.

•Sheldon Fine Art: 460 Fifth Ave S, Naples. 10a-10p. Free. 649-6255.

•Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center: 2301 First St, Ft Myers. Grand Atrium– May 6-6: Fort Myers Artist Grant Recipients; Jun 3-24: The Road to Florida. Capital Gallery– May 6-26: Embracing Stillness; Jun 3-24: Elementary. Mon-Fri 9a-5p & 6-9p. Free. 337-1933.

•Sweet Art Gallery: 2100-A Trade Center Way, Naples. Mon-Fri 10a-5p & Sat by appt. Free. 597-2110.

•The Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. Thru May 2: Art from Museum staff; May 14-Oct 23: Works on paper from Ringling Collection of Modern & Contemporary Art; Jun 21-Jul 3: Ya Levy La’ford - American/Roots; thru Aug 13: As long as there is sun, as long as there is light; thru Aug 21: Eleanor Merritt; thru Aug 28: Metadata - Rethinking Photography from the 21st Century.; thru Sep 25: Ballroom Florida - Deco & Desire in Japan’s Jazz Age; thru Sep 25: Marvelous Marbling of Matsui Kosei. Circus Museum– Bayfront Gardens. Gardens of Ringling Guided Tour: Thu 10:30a. Daily 10a-5p, Thu 10a-8p. 941-359-5700.        

•Timeless: 2218 First St, Ft Myers. Daily 11a-6p; Fri & Sat 11a-8p. 332-8463. 

•Tower Gallery: 751 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel. Daily 10a-5p. Free. 340-6467.

•Union Artists Studios: Alliance of the Arts, 10051 McGregor Blvd, #202, Edwards Bldg, Ft Myers. Free. 980-1394.

•Venice Art Center: 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice. May 3-12: South Sarasota County School Show; May 20-Jun 16: Hot & Cold; Jun 24-Jul 21: Dark & Light. Mon-Fri 9a-4p. Free. 941-485-7136.

•Visual Arts Center: 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda. May 6- 14: Charlotte County Elementary Schools; May 7-Jun 14: Florida’s Best; May 9-14: Artistry of Dance; May 18-Jun 13: Water Water Everywhere; Jun 18-Sep 25: Members Showcase. Mon-Fri 9a-4p & Sat 10a-2p. Free. 941-639-8810.

•Watson MacRae Gallery: 2340 Periwinkle Way, #G1, Sanibel. Mon-Fri 11a-5p. Free. 472-3386.

attractions

•Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Tribe of Florida Museum: Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 30290 Josie Billie Hwy, Clewiston. Thru Dec: Alligator Wrestling - Danger, Entertainment, Tradition. Daily 9a-5p. 877-902-1113.

•Artis-Naples: Hayes Hall, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. May 2-Jul 28: Student show. 597-1900.

•Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum: 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. Thru May 30: Nocturnal Photography of Open-Ocean Mollusks; Thru Jun 12: Intro to SWFL Water Quality. Daily 10a-5p. 395-2233.

•Burroughs Home & Gardens: 2505 First St, Ft Myers. Tours Mon-Wed 11a. 337-0706.

•Butterfly Estates: 1815 Fowler St, Ft Myers. Tue-Sun 10a-3p. 690-2359.

•Calusa Heritage Trail: 13810 Waterfront Dr, Pineland. Mon-Sat 10a-4p. 283-2062.

•Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. Museum, butterfly aviary, walking trails, lectures & live reptile shows daily. Guided walks Sat & Tue 10a. Planetarium kids laser shows Sun 3:30p. 10a-4p & Sun 11a-4p. 275-3435.

•Cape Coral Historical Museum: 544 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. Wed-Fri 11a-4p & Sat 10a-2p (closed Jul). 772-7037.

•Children’s Museum of Naples: North Collier Park, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. Thru May 15: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Secrets of the Sewer. Daily 10a-5p (not Wed). 514-0084.

•Collier County Museum at Government Center: 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. Thru May 7: Pickleball Passion; May 17-Aug 27: Viewed from Above - Aerial Photos of Collier County, 1920s to Today. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 252-8476.

•Conservancy of SWFL: 1495 Smith Preserve Way, off Goodlette Frank Rd. Tue-Sat 9:30a-4p. Free. 262-0304.

•Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: 375 Sanctuary Rd. Guided walks, swamp walks, night events. Daily 8a-1p. 348-9151.

•CREW: Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. Marsh Hiking Trails, 4600 Corkscrew Rd, Immokalee. Trails open daily sunrise-sunset. Free. 657-2253.

•CROW: Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. Visitor Education Center, wildlife presentations daily 11a; speakers. Mon-Sat 10a-4p. Free. 472-3644.

•’Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge: 1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel. Wildlife viewing, education Center. Exhibjts– May 1-Jun 30: Jim Bennight photo. Visitor Center- Mon-Sat 9a-4p; Wildlife drive- Sat-Thu sunrise-sunset. 472-1100.

•Edison & Ford Winter Estates: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Exhibits– thru May 29: Art in the Gardens; thru May 29: Sustainable Conceptions. Historical presentations Tue & Thu 11a; Automotive Tour Mon 10:30a; Home Tours Tue & Thu 11a. Daily 9a-5:30p. 334-7419.

•Estero Historic Cottage Museum: One-room schoolhouse & historic cottage. Estero Park, 9285 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. Sat 1-4p. Free. 272-1911.

•Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center: 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd, # 108, Naples. Ongoing exhibit: Caught on Film - Wartime Photography of Ken Regele. Guided tours. Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 1-4p. 263-9200.

•IMAG History & Science Center: Exhibits, activities, live sea life touch-tank & feedings, films. 2000 Cranford St, Ft Myers. Tue-Sat 10a-5p & Sun 12-5p. 321-7420.

•Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch: 1215 Roberts Ave W, Immokalee. Thru Aug 27: Bittersweet Harvest- the Bracero Program 1942-1964. Tue-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 252-2611.

•Marco Island Historical Museum: 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. Thru Jun 25: Camera Girl - Saloma Old’s Marco Island; Jun 28-Oct 1: Birds of Paradise - Birds of South Florida and the Everglades by Inez Hudson. Tue-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 642-1440.

•Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: 1534 Mound St, Sarasota. Thru Jun 26: Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith - Flowers, Poetry & Light. 10a-5p daily. 941-366-5731.

•Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: Historic Spanish Point, 337 N Tamiami Tr, Osprey. Butterfly House. Daily 10a-5p daily. 941-366-5731

•Mound House: 451 Connecticut St, Ft Myers Beach. Guided tours Tue, Wed & Sat 9a-3p; programs Tue, Wed, Sat 10a; Shell Mound tours Tue-Sat 11a & 1p; Garden tours Tue & Fri 1p; Untold Stories tours Thu 2p; Free Guided Beach Walks Tue & Thu 9a at Newton Park, 4650 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Tue, Wed & Sat 9a-4p. 765-0865.

•MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium: 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Daily 10a-5p. 941-388-4441.

•Museum of the Everglades:  105 W Bwy, Everglades City. May 3-Oct 1: Legendary Gladesmen. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 695-0008. 

•Museum of the Islands: 5728 Sesame, Pine Island Center. Free. 283-1525.

•Naples Botanical Garden:  4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. Thru Nov 2023: Stickwork interactive sculpture installation; thru Jun 26: Fiber Arts Now. Music in the Garden: 2nd Wed 2-4p. Tours daily 10a-3p on hour. Daily 9a-2p (Wed 9a-8p). 643-7275.

•Naples Depot Museum: 1051 Fifth Ave S, Naples. May 12-Aug 20: Wallace Abbey - A Life in Railroad Photography.  Mon-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 262-6525.

•Naples Museum of Military History: Naples Airport, 500 Terminal Dr, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-4p & Sun 12-4p. Free. 450-0073.

•Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens: 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples. Wildlife & botanical exhibits. Daily 9a-4:30p. 262-5409.

•Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary: 41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda. Mon-Fri 9a-12p, Sat & Sun 11a-4p. 543-1130.

•Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center: 718 Fisherman’s Wharf, Ft Myers Beach. Mon-Sat 10a-4p. 765-8101.

•Palm Cottage Museum & Norris Gardens: Naples Historical Society, 137 12th Ave. S, Naples. Ongoing: Naples on the Map. Walking tours of Naples historic district: Wed 9:30a; Guided garden tours: 1st & 3rd Thu of month 10a. Tours: Tue-Fri 12-4p & Sat 1-4p. Free. 261-8164.

•Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens: 5827 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda. Tue-Sun 9a-4p. 941-621-8299.

•Randell Research Center: 7450 Pineland Rd, Pineland. South Florida archeology & ethnography exhibits. Mon-Sat 10a-5p & Sun 1-5p. 283-2062.

•Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center: 300 Tower Rd, Naples. Exhibits, daily programs, guided boat & kayak tours. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. 530-5940.

•Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Nature Center: 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. Exhibits, programs, guided tours. Mon-Fri 8:30a-3p. 472-2329.

•Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Landscapes & Garden Center: 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Exhibits, demonstration gardens, workshops. Mon-Fri 8:30a-5p & Sat 10a-3p Jan-Apr 472-1932.

•Sanibel Historical Museum & Village: 950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. Tue-Sat 10a-1p. 472-4648.

•Shangri-La Springs: 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Garden tours Tue & Wed 10a. 949-0749.

•Shell Factory & Nature Park: 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Ft Myers. Shell exhibits, Animal exhibits, petting farm, Christmas house, natural history exhibits, water games, video arcade, miniature golf, playgrounds, zip line. Daily 10a-5p. 995-2141.

•Williams Academy Black History Museum: Clemente Park, 1936 Henderson Ave, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri 9a-5p & Sat 12-4p. Free. 332-8778.

•Wonder Gardens: 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs.  Botanical gardens, animals, alligator feedings, Marc Harris Wildlife photography gallery. Daily 9a-5p. 992-2591.

parks

•Bailey Homestead Preserve: Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Walking tours Mon 2p & Thu 10a. Free. 472-1932.

•Bonita Beach Park: 27954 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs. Free. 533-7444.

•Bowditch Point Regional Park: 50 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Free. 463-3764.

•Bunche Beach: 18201 John Morris Rd, Ft Myers. Free. 707-6794.

•Caloosahatchee Regional Park: 18500 North River Rd, Alva. Free. 693-2690.

•Collier-Seminole State Park: US 41, S Naples. Free. 394-3397.

•Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: 11135 Gulfshore Dr, Naples. Beach. Free. 597-6196.

•Estero Park: 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 248-1609.

•Everglades National Park:  Gulf Coast Visitor Center, 815 Oyster Bar Ln. Everglades City. Free. 695-3311.

•Four Freedoms Park: 4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral. Free. 574-0804.

•Hickeys Creek Mitigation Park: 17980 Palm Beach Blvd, Alva. Free. 693-2690.

•Koreshan State Historic Site State Park: US Hwy 41 & Corkscrew Rd, Estero. Free. 992-0311.

•Lakes Regional Park: 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Ft Myers. 533-7575.

•Lovers Key State Park: 8700 Estero Blvd. Ft Myers Beach. Yoga Mon 9:30a, Wed 9a, Fri 9a. 463-4588.

•Lynn Hall Park: 950 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Free. 229-7356.

•Manatee Park: 10901 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft Myers. Free. 690-5030.

•Matanzas Pass Preserve: 119 Bay Rd, Ft Myers Beach. Free. 707-3015.

•Myakka River State Park: 13207 SR 72, Sarasota. Canoeing, camping, wildlife tours by air-boat & tram, scenic drive, guided walks. Free. 941-361-6511.

•Naples Preserve: Eco-center. 1690 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Free. 261-4290.

•North Collier Regional Park: 15000 Livingston Rd, Naples. Free. 652-4512.

•Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Ft Myers. Free. 533-7550.

•Veterans Park: 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. Free. 369-1521.

•Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park: 16730 Bass Rd, Ft Myers. Free. 432-2154.

live music & comedy

•Americana Community Music Association Listening Room: All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Select Fri, Sat, Sun 7p. 691-4069.

•Ben Allen’s Backyard Grill & Pub: 12655 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. Live music select nites. 304-9552.

•Bert’s Bar & Grill: 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. Live music select nites, daily 2-7p: Calypso Magic. 282-3232.

•Big Storm Brewery: 4721 SE 10th Pl, Cape Coral. Live music Thu-Sat nites. Free. 257-1401.

•Buckingham Blues Bar: 5641 Buckingham Rd., Ft Myers. Live music select nites. Free open blues jam Wed 8-11p & Sun 3-6p. 693-7111.

•Buddha Bar & Grill: 12701 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Live music Wed-Sun. 482-8565.

•Cape Cabaret: 4725 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral. Live music Wed-Sat 7-10p & Marty Stokes Band select Sun 1:30-5:30p. 549-3000.

•Coastal Dayz Brewery: 2161 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, Live music bingo select Sat 2-5p. 204-9665.

•Downtown Social House: 1406 Hendry St, Ft Myers. Live music nitely. 337-7646. 

•Fort Myers Brewing Company: 12811 Commerce Lake Dr, #27, Ft Myers. Live music Wed, Fri & Sat nites, Sun 2-4p. 313-6576.

•Laugh-In Comedy Café: 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. Comedians Thu-Sat nites. 479-5233.

•Matanzas on the Bay: Petey’s Upper Deck, 414 Crescent St, Ft Myers Beach. Live music Mon-Sat 5-9p & Sun 12-5p. 463-3838.

•Millennial Brewing: 1811 Royal Palm Ave, Ft Myers. Live music Fri nites 6-9p. 271-2255.

•Nauti Parrot Dock Bar: 19001 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Live music Mon-Sat 12-9p, Thu-Sat 6:30-9:30p, Sun 4:30-7:30p. 314-5667.

•Nauti Parrot Oasis: 17200 Tamiami Tr S, Ft Myers. Live music Mon-Wed 5-9p, Thu 1-9:30p, Fri 1-5p & 7-10p, Sat 12:30-4;30p & 7-10p. 208-2340.

•Nauti Parrot Tiki Hut: 3448 Marinatown Ln, N Ft Myers. Live music Mon-Sat 12-9p & Thu-Sat 6-9p. 208-2340.

•Off the Hook Comedy Club: 2500 Vanderbilt Beach, Naples. Comedians Thu-Sun & select Tue & Wed nites. 540-7867.

•Ollie’s Pub: 1019 Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral. Live music select nites. 540-7867.

•Palace Pub & Wine: 1317 Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral. Live music & burlesque select nites. 217-0919.

•Point Ybel Brewing Company: 16120 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. Thu: Weehawken Wonderboys 6-9p; Sat: Jeff Lyons 1-5p; Sun: Bluegrass 4-7p. Free. 603-6535.

•Rack ‘em Spirits & Times: 1011 SE 47th Ter, Cape Coral. Live music Fri & Sat nites. Free. 540-7225. 

•Riptide Brewing: 987 3rd Ave N, Naples. Live music select Fri & Sat nites 7-10p. 228-6533. 

•Riptide Brewing: 28120 Hunters Ridge Blvd, Bonita Springs. Live music select Fri & Sat nites 7-10p. 949-9945. 

•Roadhouse Café: 15660 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. Live jazz 6:30-9:30. Wed: Danny Sinoff Trio; Thu: Jazz-Matics; Fri: Tony Boffa & Friends; Sat: Danny Sinoff Quartet; Sun: Ricky Howard. 415-4375.

•Smokin’ Oyster Brewery: 340 Old San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Live music nitely 6-9p. Free. 463-3474.

•Sneaky Pete’s: 3465 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Live music Wed-Sun. 498-8887.

•South Street City Oven & Grill: 1410 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples. Live music select nites. 435-9333.    

•Space 39 Art Bar & Martini Lounge: 39 Patio de Leon, Ft Myers. Live music Wed-Sat nites. 204-9949.

•The Barrel Room: Twisted Vine, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. Live jazz & blues. Wed 7-10p: Gerald Augustin Jazz Trio; Thu 7-10p: Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Quartet; Fri & Sat 9p-12a: blues bands; Sun 10a-2p: Jazz Brunch w Roy Gerson & Don Mopsick. 333-2225.

•The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon: 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Live music select Fri & Sat nites. 985-9839.

•The Rhythm House: 16440 S Tamiami Tr, Ft Myers. Live music Tue & Sat 6:30-9:30p. 466-8326.

•Whiskey Park: 3300 Mercantile Ave, Naples. Open Mic Wed nites; live music Fri & Sat nites. 263-6777.

 

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