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March-April

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Marcus Miller performs March 16
in Nathan Benderson Park during
the Sarasota Jazz Festival.

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Jimmie Vaughan performs at
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
in Fort Myers on April 6.

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Itzhak Perlman performs March 12
at Artis–Naples.

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Albert Castiglia performs March 25
at the Backyard Bluesfest at
Buckingham Blues Bar in Fort Myers.

MARCH

 

March 1 WEDNESDAY

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

•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.

•Backyard Bash: Parents’ games, live music, food, drinks. Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. 5:30-9:30p. 514-0084.

•Chicago Symphony Orchestra w Riccardo Muti: Concert. Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-966-6161. 

•Circus Sarasota: 25th Anniversary Show. Ulla Searing Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 2 & 7p. 941-355-9805.

•Delfeayo Marsalis: Concert w Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

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

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

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

•SWFL & Lee County Fair: Rides, entertainment, music, kids activities, livestock shows, crafts, contests, etc. Lee Civic Center grounds, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 2-10p. 543-7469. 

•The Texas Tenors: Concert. Seminole Casino Hotel, 506 S 1st St, Immokalee. 8p. 800-218-0007.

•Tower of Power: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

 

March 2 THURSDAY

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

•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: Glass artist Michael Ray. Things I Like by Catherine, 3954 Bayshore Dr, Naples. Tue-Sat 5-8p. Free. 778-4665. 

•Aunt Mary Pat: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 8:30p. 389-6901.

•Bonita Springs Boat Show: Bonita Springs Poker Room, 28010 Race Track Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a-5p. 309-2804.

•Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Philles: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Circus Sarasota: 25th Anniversary Show. Ulla Searing Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 7p. 941-355-9805.

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

•Marco Polo: Piano recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Meet Clyde & Niki Butcher: Exhibit, presentation, book signing. Clyde Butcher’s Venice Gallery & Studio, 237 Warfield Ave S, Venice. 9a-3p. Free. rsvp. 941-486-0811.

•Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper: Bluegrass concert. Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point, 17281 On Par Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 415-5667.

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

•Stayin’ Alive - One Night of the Bee Gees: Bee Gees tribute concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. 

•SWFL & Lee County Fair: Rides, entertainment, music, kids activities, livestock shows, crafts, contests, etc. Lee Civic Center grounds, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 4-10p. 543-7469. 

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

•Tom Cotter: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

•Yo-Yo Ma: Sarasota Orchestra concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7p. 941-953-3434.

 

March 3 FRIDAY

•Almost Abba: Abba tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 3 & 7p. 941-205-8545.

•American Monster: Jeff Mudgett. Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 323-6570.

•Art from the Attic: Art sale. Tower Gallery, 751 Tarpon Bay Rd. 10a-4p. Free. 472-4557.

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

•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. 313-5129.

•Behind the Notes: Discussion w Maestro Raffaele Livio Ponti. Punta Gorda Symphony. Punta Gorda Charlotte Library, 401 Shreve St, Punta Gorda. 5p. Free. 941-205-5996.

•Bonita Springs Boat Show: Bonita Springs Poker Room, 28010 Race Track Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a-5p. 309-2804.

•Chiara Izzi: Concert. Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 8p. 941-894-6469.

•Circus Sarasota: 25th Anniversary Show. Ulla Searing Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 7p. 941-355-9805.

•Guided Forest Bathing Meditation: Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•Hot Buttered Nuggets: Live music. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden, Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 8-11p. Free. 333-1933.

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

•Jennifer Westwood: Live music. South Street City Oven & Grill,1410 Pine Ridge Rd, #4, Naples. 7-10p. Free. 435-9333.

•Meet the Author: Alka Joshi. South County Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero, Ft Myers. 11a. Free. rsvp. 533-4832

•Meko: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Gershwin, Berlin & Friends concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Storytelling: Stories of Luck. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 939-2787.

•SWFL & Lee County Fair: Rides, entertainment, music, kids activities, livestock shows, crafts, contests, etc. Lee Civic Center grounds, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 4-10p. 543-7469. 

•SWFL Reading Festival - An Evening with the Authors:  Fundraising dinner with authors. Edison Restaurant, Bar & Banquet Center, Ft Myers Country Club, 3583 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 5:30-8:30p. rsvp. 533-4832.

•Tom Cotter: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

•Tracy Lawrence: Country music concert, Old School opens. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

 

March 4 SATURDAY

•American Monster: Jeff Mudgett. Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 323-6570.

•Art from the Attic: Art sale. Tower Gallery, 751 Tarpon Bay Rd. 10a-4p. Free. 472-4557.

•Art in the Park: Outdoor art & craft fair. Mercato, 9118 Strada Pl, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 262-6517.

•Backyard Bluesfest: Selwyn Birchwood, Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band, band tba, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 2-8p. 693-7111.

•Bonita Springs Boat Show: Bonita Springs Poker Room, 28010 Race Track Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a-5p. 309-2804.

•Bonita Springs National Art Festival: Outdoor fine art & fine craft fair. Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs. 10a-5p. 495-8989.

•Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Calusa Coast Family Fun Day: Kids activities. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 10a-2p. Free. 695-0008.

•Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Circus Sarasota: 25th Anniversary Show. Ulla Searing Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 2 & 7p. 941-355-9805.

•Emerson String Quartet: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 344-7025.

•History Walk: How Bonita Got Its Name, Shangri-La Springs tour. Bonita Springs Historical Society. Starts at Liles Hotel History Center, Riverside Park, 27580 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a. 992-6997.

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

•Koe Wetzel: Concert. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825.

•Lecture: Pioneer Hygiene. Immokalee Pioneer Museum, 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee. 10a. Free. 252-2611.

•Madama Butterfly: Sarasota Opera. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 1:30p. 941-328-1300.

•Naples Community Orchestra: Concert Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 3p. 676-0077.

•Naples Jazzmasters: Free outdoor concert. Cambier Park, 6th Ave S & 8th St S, Naples. 2-4p. Free. 612-327-3835.

•PRIDE Cape Coral: LGBT celebration. PRIDE Parade, celebrity guests, Tutu Drag Race, live music, street performers, carnival games, food trucks. SE 47th Ter & 10th Pl, Cape Coral. 3p-3a. Free. 900-4028. 

•Sarasota Orchestra: Gershwin, Berlin & Friends concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 2:30 & 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

•SWFL & Lee County Fair: Rides, entertainment, music, kids activities, livestock shows, crafts, contests, etc. Lee Civic Center grounds, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 11a-10p. 543-7469. 

•SWFL Reading Festival: Dozens of authors, readings, book signings, exhibits, activities, entertainment. Outdoors at Fort Myers Library, 2450 1st St, Ft Myers. 10a-4p. Free. 533-4832.

•The Texas Tenors: Concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7p. 941-218-0658.

•Tom Cotter: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 & 8:30p. 479-5233.

•Yakov Smirnoff: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 4:30p. 389-6901.

 

March 5 SUNDAY

•Art from the Attic: Art sale. Tower Gallery, 751 Tarpon Bay Rd. 10a-4p. Free. 472-4557.

•Art in the Park: Outdoor art & craft fair. Mercato, 9118 Strada Pl, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 262-6517.

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

•Beach Boys Tribute Band, Rudy Cox as Jimmy Buffett: The Venue Mudge Ranch, 1323 Loblolly Bay Rd SW, LaBelle. Dinner 5p, concert 6p. 410-1999.

•Bluegrass Concert: Hwy 41 S. Outdoors, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 3p. 939-2787.

•Bonita Springs Boat Show: Bonita Springs Poker Room, 28010 Race Track Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a-5p. 309-2804.

•Bonita Springs National Art Festival: Outdoor fine art & fine craft fair. Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs. 10a-5p. 495-8989.

•Boston Red Sox vs Miami Marlins: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Choral Artists of Sarasota: Concert - The Children’s March. Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota. 7p. 941-387-4900.

•Circus Sarasota: 25th Anniversary Show. Ulla Searing Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 1 & 5p. 941-355-9805.

•Don Giovanni: Sarasota Opera. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 1:30p. 941-328-1300.

•Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers: Concert. Christ United Methodist Church, 1430 Homestead Rd N, Lehigh Acres. 3p. 560-9512.

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

•Jackie Fabulous: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6p. 389-6901.

•Michaler Cavanugh - Music of Neil Diamond, Paul Simon & James Taylor: Gulf Coast Symphony concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

•Naples Concert Band: Free outdoor concert w guest vocalist. Cambier Park bandshell, Park St, downtown Naples. 2-4p. Free. 270-1221.

•Naples Philharmonic & Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass: Wang Chamber Music Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 3p. 597-1900.

•Neil Berg’s 114 Years of Broadway: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 3 & 7p. 597-1900.

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

•PRIDE Cape Coral Drag Brunch in the street: LGBT celebration. SE 47th Ter & 10th Pl, Cape Coral. 10a & 1p. 900-4028. 

•Punta Gorda Symphony: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2 concert. Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St, Punta Gorda. 7:30p. 941-205-5996.

•Sarasota Trio Festival: Bryan Spaintower & Third World Ave, Folkharmony, Rising Tide concert. Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 4p. 941-894-6469.

•Showtime Benefit for Venice Theatre Rebuild: Concert w Players Centre & Venice Theatre singers, Showtime Dancers & Silver Foxes Dancers. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 2p. 941-218-0658.

•SW-FloridaCon: Comic book & pop culture convention. Celebrities, live entertainment, demos, vendors, cosplay contests, panels, kids’ activities, live wrestling, food. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bell Tower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower Dr, Ft Myers. 10a-5p. 236-8189.

•SWFL & Lee County Fair: Rides, entertainment, music, kids activities, livestock shows, crafts, contests, etc. Lee Civic Center grounds, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 11a-10p. 543-7469. 

•The Rocket Man Show: Elton John tribute concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7p. 941-218-0658.

 

March 6 MONDAY

•An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt: Go Bully for ‘Ding’ fundraiser for ‘Ding’ Darling Nat’l Wildlife Refuge. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. rsvp. 440-452-9083.

•Back Home Again - Tribute to John Denver with Tom Becker: Tribute concert. Venice 

•Beginnings - Chicago Tribute: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. 

•Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Film Screening & Discussion: Hosted by Fort Myers Film Festival. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6:30p, film 7p. talk after film. 810-6323.

•Folk Legacy Trio: Members of Kingston Trio, Limeliters & The Diamonds concert. Charlotte Players, Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda. 7:30p. 941-255-1022.

•Let’s Hang On - Frankie Valli Tribute Show: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 7:30p. 941-488-1115.

•Masquerade Gala: Gulfshore Playhouse fundraiser. Hugh Panaro & Eryn LeCroy concert. Gulfshore Playhouse. Ritz-Carlton Golf resort, 2600 Tiburon Dr, Naples. 5:30p. rsvp. 866-811-4111.

•Night Walk: 2 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 6:30p. Register. 348-9151.

•Renee Elise Goldsberry: Concert w Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

 

March 7 TUESDAY

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

•Art Reception: Sarasota Opera outdoor concert. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Historic Spanish Point, 337 N Tamiami Tr Osprey. 6-8p. 941-366-5731.

•Carlos Santos & Francisco Ramos: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•ECHO Global Food & Farm Festival: Demos, exhibits, workshops, samples, cooking shows. 17391 Durrance Rd, N Ft Myers. 9a-3p. Free. 543-3246.

•Lecture: Author Robert Macomber. Cape Coral Historical Museum, 544 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 5-6:30p. 772-7037.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Schubert Octet. Sypert Salon Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 3p. 597-1900.

 

March 8 WEDNESDAY

Almost ABBA: Tribute band. Marco island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood, Marco Island. 6:30p. 389-6447.

•Art Reception: Live music, wine, hors d’oevres. Coco Art Gallery, Coconut Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero. 5-7p. Free. 949-3073.

•Carlos Santos & Francisco Ramos: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•Cheap Trick: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. 

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

•ECHO Global Food & Farm Festival: Demos, exhibits, workshops, samples, cooking shows, plant sales. 17391 Durrance Rd, N Ft Myers. 9a-3p. Free. 543-3246.

•Florida Everblades vs South Carolina Stingrays: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825.

•Little River Band: Concert. Calusa Sound Amphitheater, Luminary Hotel, 2200 Edwards Dr, Ft Myers. 7p. Free, 314-3723.

•Lunch & Learn Lecture: Mapping the Reserve. Rookery Bay National Research Reserve, Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 12p. 530-5940.

•Magic Rocks: Illusionist & magician Leon Etienne. Boys & Girls Club Park Meadows Community Club, 1900 Park Meadows Dr, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 334-1886.

•Mike Imbasciani & Bluez Rockerz: Tribute to Eric Clapton concert. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice. 7p. 941-485-7136.

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

•Sarasota Orchestra: American Vibes concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 5:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Sierra Club Calusa Group Meeting: Tice Fire Station, 9351 Workmen Way, Ft Myers. 6-8p. Free. 218-1354.

•Songs of Ireland - GO Divas: Gulfshore Opera outdoor concert. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. Bring chairs. 529-3925.

•Wednesday Night Market: Farmers market, art, food trucks, craft beer, live music by Pearl Street Band. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 5-8p. Free. 939-2787.

 

March 9 THURSDAY

•Art Reception: Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice. 5-7p. Free. 941-485-7136.

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

•Bash for the Bay: Live music by High Voltage, cocktails, auctions, buffet, dancing, fundraiser for Rookery Bay National Research Reserve. The Players Club & Spay at Lewly, 8060 Grand Lely Dr, Naples. 6-10p. rsvp. 530-5977. 

•Carlos Santos & Francisco Ramos: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 7p. 389-6901.

•Croquet & Chardonnay: Games & wine, free house tour. Historic Palm Cottage Norris Gardens, 137 12th Ave S, Naples. 4-7p. rsvp. 261-8164. 

•ECHO Global Food & Farm Festival: Demos, exhibits, workshops, samples, cooking shows, plant sales. 17391 Durrance Rd, N Ft Myers. 9a-3p. Free. 543-3246.

•Gus Constantellis: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

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

•Magic Rocks: Illusionist & magician Leon Etienne. Boys & Girls Club Park Meadows Community Club, 1900 Park Meadows Dr, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 334-1886.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Sheherazade. Masterworks Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Piano Talk: The Romantic Piano concert w Jodie DeSalvo. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

•Sarasota Orchestra: American Vibes concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

•The English Chamber Orchestra: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 693-4849.

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

•Voices of Naples on Broadway: Concert. Grace Lutheran Church, 860 Banyan Blvd, Naples. 7p. 455-2582. 

 

March 10 FRIDAY

•Ancient Forest Tour: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•Art Reception & Open House: Center for the Visual Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 6-8p. Free. 495-8989.

•Art Reception: Cape Coral Art Center, Rubicond Park, 4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral. 11a-3p. Free. 574-0802.    

•Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Cirque des Voix: CirqueOrchestra & Key Chorale. Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia St, Sarasota. 8p. 941-355-9805.

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

•ECHO Global Food & Farm Festival: Demos, exhibits, workshops, samples, cooking shows, plant sales. 17391 Durrance Rd, N Ft Myers. 9a-3p. Free. 543-3246.

•Florida Everblades vs South Carolina Stingrays: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825.

•Forever Fleetwood Canada: Fleetwood Mac tribute concert. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 333-1933.

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

•Gus Constantellis: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

•Int’l Network of Creatives Arts Conference: Speakers, workshops, forums, networking, Dr Robert Petterson keynote address. Covenant Church, 6926 Trail Blvd, Naples. 3-5p, art show 5p. rsvp. 287-7331.

•Int’l Network of Creatives Concert: Michael Yanis, Serfei Govorov, Misty Drake, Amy Bright, Nathan Clark George, Zach Bartholomew Jazz Trio. Covenant Church Worship Center, 6926 Trail Blvd, Naples. 7p. 287-7331.

•Jim Florentine: Comedy. Marco Island Center for the Arts’ Arts Center Theatre, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 7 & 9:30p. 642-7270.

•Kat Crosby & the Rhythm Gators: Concert. Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 8p. 941-894-6469.

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

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

•Music & Arts Fusion Walk:  Free outdoor concert & art fair. Tarpon Point Marina, 6179 Black Marlin Ln, Cape Coral. 5-10p. 772-5657.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Sheherazade. Masterworks Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Ralph Curtis Band: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482. 

•Sarasota Orchestra: American Vibes concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 5:30p. 941-953-3434.

•The Beach Buoys: Beach Boys tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 941-205-8545.

 

March 11 SATURDAY

•Adrian Cunningham: Jazz concert. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 333-1933.

•Alan Doyle: Concert. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

•Arts On Tap: Fundraiser, food, craft beers, lawn games. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-10p. 939-2787.

•Calidore String Quartet: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 344-7025.

•Canyon Folkies: Folk music tribute concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

•Cirque des Voix: CirqueOrchestra & Key Chorale. Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia St, Sarasota. 1p. 941-355-9805.

•ECHO Global Food & Farm Festival: Demos, exhibits, workshops, samples, cooking shows, plant sales. 17391 Durrance Rd, N Ft Myers. 9a-3p. Free. 543-3246.

•Eliza Neals: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 693-7111. 

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

•Fine Arts & Crafts Show: Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 10a-4p. Free. 692-8436.

•Florida Everblades vs South Carolina Stingrays: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825.

•Garden Talk: Beguiling Begonias. Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 10a. 334-7419.

•Gus Constantellis: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 7 8:30p. 479-5233.

•Hot Buttered Nuggets: Live music. Eight-Foot Brewing, 4417 SE 16th Pl, #11, Cape Coral. 5-5p. Free. 337-7646. 

•Int’l Network of Creatives Arts Conference: Speakers, workshops, forums, networking, Adam Drake artist spotlight. Covenant Church, 6926 Trail Blvd, Naples. 9a-3:30p. rsvp. 287-7331.

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

•Leslie Odom Jr: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Meet Clyde & Niki Butcher: Exhibit, presentation, book signing. Clyde Butcher’s Venice Gallery & Studio, 237 Warfield Ave S, Venice. 9a-3p. Free. rsvp. 941-486-0811.

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

•Open Artist Studios & Galleries: More than 30 galleries & studios in Sarasota Studio Artists Association. Various locations throughout Sarasota. 11a-3p. Free.

•Sarasota Orchestra: American Vibes concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Shen Yun: Chinese dance concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 2 & 7:30p. 941-218-0658.

•SWFL Archeology Day: Outdoor activities & crafts. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 10a-1p. Free. 695-0008.

•SWFL Symphony: Masterworks concert w Thomas Mesa, cello. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. Lecture 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 418-1500.

•Witches & Warlocks Ball:  Fundraising gala for Marco Island Historical Society. Music, dancing, auctions, dining. Island Country Club, 500 Nassau Rd, Marco Island. 5:30p. rsvp. 389-6447.

 

March 12 SUNDAY

•Boston Red Sox vs NY Yankees: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Britains Finest - The Complete Beatles Experience: Concert. Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Dinner 5:30p, show 7:30p. 278-4422.

•Cirque des Voix: CirqueOrchestra & Key Chorale. Sailor Circus Arena,  2075 Bahia St, Sarasota. 1p. 941-355-9805.

•Don Giovanni: Sarasota Opera. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 1:30p. 941-328-1300.

•English Chamber Orchestra: Concert. Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-966-6161. 

•Gulfshore Opera Gala: Gulfshore Opera concert at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd, N Naples & dinner at The Club at The Strand, 5840 Strand Blvd, Naples. Concert 4p & dinner 5:30p. 529-3925.

•Itzhak Perlman: Classical music concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

•Joselita: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

•Kevin Nealon: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 6p. 389-6901.

•Lee County Community Band: Leprichaun Fantasy. Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. Free. 454-6430.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Schubert Octet. Sypert Salon Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 3p. 597-1900.

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

•Sarasota Orchestra: American Vibes concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 4p. 941-953-3434.

•Shen Yun: Chinese dance concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 2 & 6:30p. 941-218-0658.

•Sunday Night Chamber Music: Brian Lin piano concert. Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

•The Righteous Brothers: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. 

 

March 13 MONDAY

•Author Lecture & Lunch: B.A. Shapiro. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 12p. 333-1933.

•Britains Finest - The Complete Beatles Experience: Concert. Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Lunch 11:30a, show 1p & dinner 5:30p, show 7:30p & 278-4422.

•Sarasota Jazz Festival VIP Reception: Details tba. 941-366-1552.

•Tribute to Billy & Elton - The Hits: Phil Thompson tribute concert. Presented by TheatreZone. G&L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 7:30p. 888-966-3352.

 

March 14 TUESDAY

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

•Barry Douglas: Grand Piano Series concert. St Leo Auditorium, 28290 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 469-333-32319.

•Caitin Turner: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Compton & Bennett: A Cracker at The Ritz, Rick Compton & Betsy Bennett musical comedy. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989.

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

•Lecture: Burrowing Owls Don’t Hoot. Cape Coral Historical Museum, 544 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 5-6:30p. 772-7037.

•Lecture: Logging the Big Cypress. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 2p. Free. 252-8476.

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

•Sarasota Jazz Festival Jazz Trolley & Pub Crawl: 5 trolleys to 10 venues in downtown Sarasota with 10 bands. Trolleys depart 5:30-9:30p from University Town Center mall, 140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota. 941-366-1552.

•Songs of Ireland with GO Divas: Gulfshore Opera concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 529-3925.

•Songwriters on the Plaza: Free acoustic concert w Bob Williams, David Hintz, Robert Bidney. Downtown Ft Myers Library amphitheater, S Cornog Plaza, 1651 Lee St, Ft Myers. 6-7:30p. Free. 691-4069.

•Tribute to Billy & Elton - The Hits: Tribute concert w Phil Thompson. Presented by TheatreZone. G&L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 7:30p. 888-966-3352.

 

March 15 WEDNESDAY

•Art Reception: Live music, wine, hors d’oevres. Coco Art Gallery, Coastland Center, 1900 Tamiami Tr S, Naples. Wed-Sun 5-7p. Free. 436-3530. 

•Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Carter Popple: Saxophone recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 8p. Free. 745-4268.

•Early Birding Walk: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

•Get the Led Out: Led Zeppelin tribute concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. 

•Grace Eckman: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Lizz Wright, Christian Sands Trio: Sarasota Jazz Festival concert. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 6. 941-366-1552.

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

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

•Orange Blossom Opry Band: Concert. The Venue Mudge Ranch, 1323 Loblolly Bay Rd SW, LaBelle. Dinner 6p, concert 7p. 410-1999.

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

•Songs of Ireland with GO Divas: Gulfshore Oprea concert. St. Leo Parish Life Center, 28290 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 529-3925

•Triumph of Freedom:  Fundraiser for Holocaust Museum, speaker Michael Abramowitz. Arthrex One Conference Center, 1360 Creekside Blvd, Naples. rsvp. 263-9200.

March 16 THURSDAY

•Andy Forerster: Comedy. Marco Island Center for the Arts’ Arts Center Theatre, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 7:30p. 642-7270.

•Audubon of SWFL Meeting: The Collaboratory, 10868 Metro Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6p. Free. 410-6971.

•Carbonaro: Magician. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. 

•Chris Distefano: Concert. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 6p-12a. 985-9839.

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 2-8p. 455-1444. 

•Disney on Ice: Into the Magic ice show. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825.

•Dr. Ed Calle: Latin jazz concert. Marco Island Center for the Arts’ Arts Center Theatre, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 5:30p. 642-7270.

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

•Lecture: Barron Collier, the Int’l World Police and the Birth of Interpol. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 2p. Free. 695-0008.

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

•Marcus Miller, Allen Carmen Project with Gumbi Ortiz: Sarasota Jazz Festival concert. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 6p. 941-366-1552.

•Sarasota Jazz Festival Film: The Benny Goodman Story. Burns Court Cinema, 506 Burns Ct, Sarasota. 9a. 941-366-1552.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Emperor concert. Neel Performing Arts center, State College of Florida, 5840 26 St W, Bradenton, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Steve White: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

•Windsync: Concert. Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point, 17281 On Par Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 415-5667.

March 17 FRIDAY

•Ancient Forest Tour: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•Art Reception: Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice. 5-7p. Free. 941-485-7136.

•Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Bruce in the USA: Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 12-11p. 455-1444. 

•Disney on Ice: Into the magic ice show. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825.

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

•FGCU Wind Orchestra: Concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

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

•Hein Jung & Gregorios Zamparas: Free soprano & piano concert. Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 12p. Free. 941-966-6161. 

•Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways: Jimmy Buffet tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 3 & 7p. 941-205-8545.

•Kurt Elling w Charlie Hunter, Dick Hyman & Diego Figueiredo: Sarasota Jazz Festival concert. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 6:30p. 941-366-1552.

•Music Walk: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 6-10p. Free. 313-5129.

•Naples Flower Show & Garden Market: Educational demos, horticultural exhibits, etc. Naples Botanical Garden,4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9a-5p. 643-7275.

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

•Sarasota Jazz Festival Film: Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool. Burns Court Cinema, 506 Burns Ct, Sarasota. 9a. 941-366-1552.

•Sarasota Jazz Festival Late Night Open Jam: Led by La Lucha. Nathan Benderson Park Tower, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 9:30p-12a. 941-366-1552.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Emperor concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

•St. Patrick’s Day Bash: Irish music, Irish dancing, Irish food. Shell Factory & Nature Park, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Ft Myers. 12-6p. Free. 995-2141.

•St. Patrick’s Day Block Party: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 4-10p. Free. 313-5129.

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

•Steve White: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

•The Chain Gang: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482.

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

•Venice Symphony: A Celtic Celebration. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7:30p. 941-218-0658.

•Winter Concerts: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 12p. 941-328-1300.

 

March 18 SATURDAY

Americana Community Music Association: Rough & Tumble concert, David Hintz opens. All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-9:30p. 691-4069.

•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.

•Bereishit Dance Company: Balance & Imbalance & Judo. Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-359-5700. 

•Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Chris Walters Trio - Rhapsody in Burlesque: George Gershwin & Cole Porter tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 941-205-8545.

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 12-11p. 455-1444. 

•Disney on Ice: Into the Magic ice show. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 2 & 6p. 948-7825.

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

•Doug Cameron & Sons: Jazz violin concert. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

•Ernani: Sarasota Opera. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 1:30p. 941-328-1300.

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

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

•History Walk: Land of the Calusa. Bonita Springs Historical Society lecture. Starts at Liles Hotel History Center, Riverside Park, 27580 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a. 992-6997.

•Immokalee Cattle Drive & Jamboree: Food, drink, entertainment,  cattle drive starts 9:30p on Main St, Immokalee. Immokalee Pioneer Museum, 1215 Roberts Ave W, Immokalee. 7a-4p. Free. 252-2611.

•Jazz on the Lawn: Randy Sandke & Friends. Punta Gorda Symphony outdoor concert. FSW State College, Charlotte Campus, bldg O lawn, 26300 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda. 4p. Free. 941-205-5996.

•Jeff Allen: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 4p. 389-6901.

•John Tuff & Friends: Country music concert. Lemon Bay Playhouse. 96 W Dearborn St, Englewood. 7:30p. 941-475-6756.

•KC & the Sunshine Band, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King: Outdoor disco concert. Seminole Casino Hotel, 506 S 1st St, Immokalee. 8p. 800-218-0007.  

•Lysander Piano Trio: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 344-7025.

•Naples Flower Show & Garden Market: Educational demos, horticultural exhibits, etc. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9a-5p. 643-7275.

•Paquito D’Rivera, Houston Person & Tony Monaco: Sarasota Jazz Festival concert. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 6:30p. 941-366-1552.

•Peace River National Art Festival: Outdoor art show. Laishley Park, Nesbit St & E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 9a-4p. 941-639-8810.

•Sarasota Jazz Festival Late Night Open Jam: Led by Synia Carroll. Nathan Benderson Park Tower, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 9:30p-12a. 941-366-1552.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Emperor concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

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

•Steve White: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 & 8:30p. 479-5233.

 

March 19 SUNDAY

•Americana Community Music Association: Charlie McCoy, Roy Schneider, Kim Mayfield Songwriters in the Round outdoor concert. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 5p. 691-4069.

•Americana: Voices of Naples holiday concert. St Leo’s Catholic Church, 28290 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs. 3p. 455-2582. 

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

•Bereishit Dance Company:  Balance & Imbalance & Judo. Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-359-5700. 

•Bonita Springs Concert Band: Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 2-4p. Free. 405-3320.

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 2-8p. 455-1444. 

•Disney on Ice: Into the Magic ice show. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 1 & 5p. 948-7825.

•Gloria: Choral Artistry concert w chamber orchestra. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 4p. 560-5695.

•Ming Gao & Michael Baron: Nisita Concert Series. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3p. 745-4268. 

•Music in the Garden: Ravon Rhoden outdoor concert. Marie Selby Botanical Garden, 1534 Mound St, Sarasota. 1-3p. 941-366-5731.

•Naples Big Band: Concert. Veterans Park, 901 Park Ave, Marco Island. 2-4p. Free. 777-0416.

•Naples Dixieland Jazz Band: Free outdoor concert. Cambier Park, 6th Ave S & 8th St S, Naples. 2-4p. Free. 612-327-3835.

•One of These Night - Tribute to The Eagles: Concert. Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Dinner 5:30p, show 7:30p. 278-4422.

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

•Peace River National Art Festival: Outdoor art show. Laishley Park, Nesbit St & E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 9a-4p. 941-639-8810.

•Real Deal Dueling Pianos: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Emperor concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 2:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Therese: Sarasota Opera. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 1:30p. 941-328-1300.

•What a Night: Jersey Boys & Abba tribute concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice.3. 941-218-0658.

 

March 20 MONDAY

•One of These Night - Tribute to The Eagles: Concert. Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Lunch 11:30a, show 1p & dinner 5:30p, show 7:30p & 278-4422.

•Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

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

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 2-8p. 455-1444. 

•Danny Sinoff Sings Sinatra - The Rat Pack Years: Jazz piano. Players Circle Performing Arts Center, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7-10p. 800-3292.

•Ensemble New SRQ: And the Hits Keep Coming. Concert. First Congregational Church, 1031 S Euclid Ave, Sarasota. 7:30p. 

•Forever Fleetwood: Fleetwood Mac tribute band. The Venue Mudge Ranch, 1323 Loblolly Bay Rd SW, LaBelle. Dinner 6p, concert 7p. 410-1999.

•Pine Flatwoods Walk: 2 hour guided tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•Pitbull: Concert, Iggy Azalea opens. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 8p. 948-7825.

•Venice Concert Band: Concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7p. Free. 941-218-0658.

 

March 21 TUESDAY

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

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 2-8p. 455-1444. 

•Jennifer Rowley: Opera Naples concert. Cambier Park, 601 Park St, Naples. 7p. 963-9050.

•Madama Butterfly: Sarasota Opera. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 1:30p. 941-328-1300.

•Opera Theater of Connecticut – Lerner & Loewe: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 2 & 7:30p. 344-7025.

•Paul McCrea: Percussion recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Re-enactment: Bonnie Bozzo as Lillie Pierce Voss. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 2p. Free. 642-1440.

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

APRIL

 

April 1 SATURDAY

•A’Layahna Checo: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Alyssa LeMay: Drag show & concert. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 7p. 772-5862.

•Art in the Park: Outdoor art & craft fair. Mercato, 9118 Strada Pl, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 262-6517.

•Art Walks the Runway: International couture fashion show. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 7p, show 8p. 333-1933.

•Back Yard Bash: Parents & children compete in backyard games, live music, food trucks. Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. 5:30-9:30p. 514-0084

•Backyard Bluesfest: Frank Bang 4, Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band, Avery Grouws Band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-8p. 693-7111.

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

•Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra: Strings on Fire concert. Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 277-1700.

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

•Michaela Berres: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3;30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Naples Jazzmasters: Free outdoor concert. Cambier Park, 6th Ave S & 8th St S, Naples. 2-4p. Free. 612-327-3835.

•Naples Philharmonic: Lamsma Plays Bruch Violin Concerto. Masterworks Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Rebekah Reffalski: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3p. Free. 745-4268.

•Reno Collier: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 & 8:30p. 479-5233.

•Sarasota Orchestra: A Hero’s Life concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 2:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Shelby Blocker: Flute recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Southland Bluegrass & Wilderness Festival: Outdoor concert – Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Steeldrivers, Del McCoury Band, Sister Sadie, The Grascals, Justin Mason & Blue Night. RV show, food trucks. Seminole Casino Hotel, 506 S 1st St, Immokalee. 11a-9p. Free. 800-218-0007.  

•Spirit of the Gulf Chorus: Spring concert. First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 2p. 844-704-7464.

•SWFL Symphony: A Night at the Opera Masterworks concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. Lecture 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 418-1500.

 

April 2 SUNDAY

•A Night at the Opera: Opera Naples w SWFL Symphony concert. Cambier Park, 601 Park St, Naples. 7p. 963-9050.

•Art in the Park: Outdoor art & craft fair. Mercato, 9118 Strada Pl, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 262-6517.

•Baron & Navarro Piano Duo: Nisita Concert Series. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3p. 745-4268. 

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

•Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers: Grant Us Peace spring concert. First Presbyterian Church, 9751 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 4p. 560-9512.

•Gulf Coast Symphony: Music of the Night concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

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

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

•Punta Gorda Symphony: Cinematic Sounds concert & after-party. Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75 Taylor St St, Punta Gorda. 7:30p. 941-205-5996.

•Sarasota Orchestra: A Hero’s Life concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 2:30p. 941-953-3434.

•The Gambler Returns: Kenny Rogers tribute band. The Venue Mudge Ranch, 1323 Loblolly Bay Rd SW, LaBelle. Dinner 5p, concert 6:30p. 410-1999.

 

April 3 MONDAY

•Author Lecture & Lunch: Robert Macomber. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 12p. 333-1933.

•Danny Sinoff - The Tony Bennett Songbook: Jazz piano. Players Circle Performing Arts Center, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7-10p. 800-3292.

•Family Sunset Stroll: 1 1/2 hour guided boardwalk tour for families w kids age 5 & up. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 7p. Register. 348-9151.

•Live in Central Park (Revisited) - Simon & Garfunkel Tribute: Concert. Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point, 17281 On Par Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 415-5667.

 

April 4 TUESDAY

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

•Compton & Bennett: A Cracker at The Ritz, Rick Compton & Betsy Bennett musical comedy. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989.

•Emerging Artist Series: Sanibel Music Festival concert w FGCU students. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

•FGCU Bower String Ensembles: Sanibel Music Festival Emerging Artists Series concert. Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 344-7025.

•Historic Palm Cottage Grand Re-Opening: Guided tours. Historic Palm Cottage & Norris Gardens, 137 12th Ave S, Naples. 12-4p. Free. 261-8164. 

•Live in Central Park (Revisited) - Simon & Garfunkel Tribute: Concert. Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point, 17281 On Par Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 415-5667.

•Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Frida: Opera Naples concert. Cambier Park, 601 Park St, Naples. 7p. 963-9050.

•Taste of Opera: Gulfshore Opera concert & dinner. Colony Bay Club, 5200 Pelican Colony Blvd, Bonita Springs. 5:30p. 529-3925.

 

April 5 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.

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

•Art Reception: Sarasota Ballet perform. Marie Selby Botanical Garden, 1534 Mound St, Sarasota. 6p. 941-366-5731.

•Early Birding Walk: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

•Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: Dance concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

•Florida Everblades vs Jacksonville Icemen: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825.

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

•Lunch & Learn Lecture: Sea Turtles of the Reserve. Rookery Bay National Research Reserve, Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 12p. 530-5940.

•Maria Fe Soto Caballero: Double bass recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 8p. Free. 745-4268.

•Matthew Vigil: Cello recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

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

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

•Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Frida: Opera Naples concert. Cambier Park, 601 Park St, Naples. 7p. 963-9050.

•Taste of Opera: Gulfshore Opera concert & dinner. Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 6p. 529-3925.

•The US Bee Gees: Bee gees tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 941-205-8545.

 

April 6 THURSDAY

•An Evening with Bob Beatty: Author of Duane Allman biography. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 6:30p. Free. 252-8476.

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

•Drazen Balarin: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: Dance concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

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

•Hannah Robinson: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Jay Hewlett: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

•Jazz at MACC - Jazz Originals: Gulf Coast Jazz Collective jam concert. Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

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

•Meet Clyde & Niki Butcher: Exhibit, presentation, book signing. Clyde Butcher’s Venice Gallery & Studio, 237 Warfield Ave S, Venice. 9a-3p. Free. rsvp. 941-486-0811.

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

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

•Pine Flatwoods Walk: 2 hour guided tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

 

April 7 FRIDAY

•Ancient Forest Tour: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•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. 313-5129.

•Dancing Earth: Dance performance. Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-359-5700. 

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

•Guided Forest Bathing Meditation: Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•Jay Hewlett: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

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

•Thunder Beach Band: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482.

 

April 8 SATURDAY

•Americana Community Music Association: Ordinary Elephant concert, Barbara Chamberlain opens. All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-9:30p. 691-4069.

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

•Dancing Earth: Dance performance. Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-359-5700. 

•Fine Arts & Crafts Show: Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 10a-4p. Free. 692-8436.

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

•History Walk: Places of Wonderment, Wonder Gardens tour. Bonita Springs Historical Society. Starts at Liles Hotel History Center, Riverside Park, 27580 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a. 992-6997.

•I Got No Strings: Terrence Kennedy cabaret revue. New Phoenix Theatre, 13211 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 6p. 284-5214.

•Jay Hewlett: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 7 8:30p. 479-5233.

•Memphis Lightning: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 693-7111. 

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

•Open Artist Studios & Galleries: More than 30 galleries & studios in Sarasota Studio Artists Association. Various locations throughout Sarasota. 11a-3p. Free.

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

 

April 9 SUNDAY

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

•Glenn Roth: Concert. Marco Island Center for the Arts’ Arts Center Theatre, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 7:30p. 642-7270.

•Naples Dixieland Jazz Band: Free outdoor concert. Cambier Park, 6th Ave S & 8th St S, Naples. 2-4p. Free. 612-327-3835.

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

 

April 10 MONDAY

•Bonita Springs Short Film Festival Gala & Awards Ceremony: Prado Stadium Theater, 25251 Chamber of Commerce Dr, Bonita Springs. 6p. 992-0128.

•The Price is Right Live: Game show. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

April 11 TUESDAY

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

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

•FGCU Wind Chamber Ensembles: Concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

•Lecture: Eleven Defining Days in Collier County History. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 2p. Free. 252-8476.

•Songwriters on the Plaza: Free acoustic concert w Karen Cohen, Dan Philgreen, Bruce Gallant. Downtown Ft Myers Library amphitheater, S Cornog Plaza, 1651 Lee St, Ft Myers. 6-7:30p. Free. 691-4069.

 

April 12 WEDNESDAY

•Chicago Rewind: Chicago tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 941-205-8545.

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

•Early Birding Walk: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

•FGCU Percussion Chamber Ensembles: Concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

•Florida Everblades vs Jacksonville Icemen: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825.

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

•Sarasota Orchestra: Sounds of Spring concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 5:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Sierra Club Calusa Group Meeting: Tice Fire Station, 9351 Workmen Way, Ft Myers. 6-8p. Free. 218-1354.

•Wednesday Night Market: Farmers market, art, food trucks, craft beer, live music by Reckless Saints. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 5-8p. Free. 939-2787.

 

April 13 THURSDAY

•Andy Forrester: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

•Casting Crowns: Concert. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825.

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

•FGCU String Chamber Ensembles: Concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

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

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

•Michael D’Amore: Concert. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 7p. 772-5862.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Mahler Symphony No 4. Masterworks Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

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

•Poetry & Music Open Mic: Open to all & all ages. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 5-9p. Free. 939-2787.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Sounds of Spring concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Sunset Stroll: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 6:30p. Register. 348-9151.

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

 

April 14 FRIDAY

•Andy Forrester: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

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

•Art Reception: Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice. 5-7p. Free. 941-485-7136.

•Easton Corbin: Country music concert, Austin Meade opens. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•FGCU Wind Orchestra: Concert. Ft Myers HS, 2635 Cortez Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

•Florida Everblades vs Atlanta Gladiators: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825.

•Footloose: Children’s theater. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989.

•Hamlet: Theater. FGCU TheatreLab. FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7268. 

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

•Sarasota Orchestra: Sounds of Spring concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 5:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Southern Cross: Crosby, Stiils, Nash & Young tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 941-205-8545.

•Teresa Caputo: Medium. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 481-4849. 

•The Lineup Band: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482.

 

April 15 SATURDAY

•Andy Forrester Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 & 8:30p. 479-5233.

•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.

•Backyard Bluesfest: Billy Price, Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band, band tba. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-8p. 693-7111.

•BBQ, Bands & Brew: Live music, family activities, food. Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, 2101 Edwards Dr, Ft Myers. 11a-6p. Free. 938-0056.

•Blooms & Brews: Live music, craft beers. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-10p. 643-7275.

•Egg-cellent Easter: Easter egg hunt. Immokalee Pioneer Museum, 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee. 10a-2p. Free. 252-2611.

•Florida Everblades vs Atlanta Gladiators: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825.

•Footloose: Children’s theater. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 2 & 7p. 495-8989.

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

•Hamlet: Theater. FGCU TheatreLab. FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7268. 

•JP Sears: Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, #1100, Naples. 5, 7, 9p. 389-6901.

•LecExploring the Everglades Family Day: Kids activities, games, crafts. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 2p. Free. 252-8476.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Mahler Symphony No 4. Masterworks Masterworks Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Sounds of Spring concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

April 16 SUNDAY

•Choral Artistry Concert: Poulence ‘Gloria’ & Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, w FGCU University Choir & Symphony. First Presbyterian Church, 9751 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 4p. 560-5695.

•Choral Artists of Sarasota: Concert - Bach Du Nirte Israel. Church of Redeemer, 222 S Palm Ave, Sarasota. 7p. 941-387-4900.

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

•FGCU Chamber & University Choirs w Symphony Orchestra: Concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 4p. Free. 745-4268. 

•Footloose: Children’s theater. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 2p. 495-8989.

•Hamlet: Theater, discussion after 2p show. FGCU TheatreLab. FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 2 & 7:30p. 590-7268. 

•Naples Concert Band: Free outdoor concert w guest vocalist. Cambier Park bandshell, Park St, downtown Naples. 2-4p. Free. 270-1221.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Chamber Gems with Soprano. Wang Chamber Music Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 3p. 597-1900.

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

•Readers Theater: Taking Chances. 5 15 -minute one-act plays. The Naples Players. United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Rd, Naples. 7:30p. 263-7990.

•SWFL Concert Band: Playing the Blues concert. S Ft Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Rd, Ft Myers. 2p. Free. 666-5970.

April 17 MONDAY

•Ensemble New SRQ: 1976. Concert. Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. Xp. 

•Lecture: How Spanish American Independence Brought Florida to the United States. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 2p. Free. 642-1440.

•Naples Big Band: Concert. Cambier Park, 755 Park St S, Naples. 7-9p. Free. 777-0416.

•The Brothers Doobie:  Tribute concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7:30p. 941-218-0658.

 

April 18 TUESDAY

•FGCU Symphonic Band: Green Band concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

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

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

•Mike Lee: Grand Piano Series fortepiano concert. Trinity-by-the-Cove, 553 Galleon Dr, Naples. 3p. 469-333-3231.

 

April 19 WEDNESDAY

•Early Birding Walk: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

•Family Night Walk: 2 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 7:30p. Register. 348-9151.

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

•Francisco Fullana, Mike Lee, Milana Strezeva: Grand Piano Series concert. St Leo Church, 28290 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 469-333-3231.

•Home Free: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. 

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

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

April 20 THURSDAY

•Aaron Levine: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 8p. Free. 745-4268.

•All the Sex I’ve Ever Had: Theater for mature audiences. Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-359-5700. 

•Art Reception & Artist Presentation: Wasmer Gallery, FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S., Ft Myers. 5-7p. Free. 590-7199.

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

•Claudia Cespedes Calderon: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Dean Napolitano: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

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

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

•Joanna Conner: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 693-7111. 

•Lecture: Trailblazing the Tamiami Trail. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 2p. Free. 695-0008.

•Marco Grispo Ensemble: Argentinian jazz concert. Marco Island Center for the Arts’ Arts Center Theatre, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 5:30p. 642-7270.

•Sailor Circus Spring Show: Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia St, Sarasota. 7p. 941-355-9805.

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

•Ying Li: Grand Piano Series concert. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples.  7:30p. 469-333-3231.

 

April 21 FRIDAY

•All the Sex I’ve Ever Had:  Theater for mature audiences. Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-359-5700.

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

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

•Dean Napolitano: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

•Don Giovanni: Gulfshore Opera concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 529-3925.

•Duc Anh Tran: Piano recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Fabio Bididni & Balourdet Quartet: Grand Piano Series concert. St Leo Auditorium, 28290 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs. 3p. 469-333-3231.

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

•Hamlet: Theater. FGCU TheatreLab. FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7268. 

•Kruger Brothers: Bluegrass concert. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 333-1933.

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

•Music Walk: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 6-10p. Free. 313-5129.

•Sailor Circus Spring Show: Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia St, Sarasota. 7p. 941-355-9805.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Broadway Bound concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-953-3434.

•The Swingin’ Clique: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482.

•Venice Symphony:  Fairytales & Flutes concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7:30p. 941-218-0658.

 

April 22 SATURDAY

•‘Ding’ Darling Conservation Carnival: Guided birding walk, mindfulness walk, bike tours, plein-air art demos, carnival games, crafts, live music. Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers. 10a-2p. Free. 472-1100.

•All the Sex I’ve Ever Had: Theater for mature audiences. Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-359-5700.

•Balourdet String Quartet: Grand Piano Series family-friendly concert. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 11a. Free. 939-2787.

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

•Dean Napolitano: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 & 8:30p. 479-5233.

•Earth Day Celebration: Activities. Lovers Key State Park Discovery Center, 8700 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 10:30a-3:30p. 463-4588.

•Earth Day Story Time: Author Susan Levine. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Cafe, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 10a-1p. 348-9151.

•Earth Day!: Kids activities, games, crafts. Immokalee Pioneer Museum, 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee. 10a-2p. Free. 252-2611.

•FGCU Jazz Ensemble: Concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

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

•Hamlet: Theater, discussion after 2p show. FGCU TheatreLab. FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 2 & 7:30p. 590-7268. 

•History Walk: Cruising Down the River, Imperial River. Bonita Springs Historical Society. Starts at Liles Hotel History Center, Riverside Park, 27580 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a. 992-6997.

•Naples Community Orchestra: Concert. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 3p. 676-0077.

•Sailor Circus Spring Show: Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia St, Sarasota. 2 & 7p. 941-355-9805.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Broadway Bound concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 2:30p. 941-953-3434.

•SWFL Symphony: Masterworks concert w Ying Li, piano. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. Lecture 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 418-1500.

•You Raise Me Up - Music of Josh Grobin & Friends: Concert. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

 

April 23 SUNDAY

•All the Sex I’ve Ever Had: Theater for mature audiences. Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-359-5700.

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

•Bonita Springs Concert Band: Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 2-4p. Free. 405-3320.

•Cirque Goes to the Movies: Gulf Coast Symphony concert & circus artists. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

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

•Hamlet: Theater. FGCU TheatreLab. FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 2 & 7:30p. 590-7268. 

•Lee County Community Band: Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. Free. 454-6430.

•Michael Weiss-Holmes & Casey Dierlam: Nisita Concert Series. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3p. 745-4268. 

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

•Sailor Circus Spring Show: Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia St, Sarasota. 1p. 941-355-9805.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Schumann & Brahms concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 4p. 941-953-3434.

•Showstoppin Harmony - From Broadway to Opera: The Venice Chorale concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, Venice. 7p. 941-218-3779.

•Sounds of the 60s & 70s: The great Storytellers - Dave Rode. Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 2p. 323-6570.

•Venice Chorale: Harmony from Broadway to Opera concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7p. Free. 941-218-0658.

 

April 24 MONDAY

•Danny Sinoff - The Very Best of Sinatra: Jazz piano. Players Circle Performing Arts Center, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7-10p. 800-3292.

•Kevin Nealon: Comedian. Fundraiser gala for Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1400 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 5p. 395-2233.

•Venice Concert Band: Concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7p. Free. 941-218-0658.

•FGCU Chamber Music Choir: Concert. Bower Chapel, 130 Moorings Park Dr, Naples. 4p. Free. 745-4268. 

•High School Choral Festival: Local student choirs concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7:30p. 941-218-0658.

•Leonid & Friends: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. 

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

•Miami City Ballet: Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

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

•Steve Nelson: Concert w Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

April 25 TUESDAY

 

•FGCU Chamber Music Choir: Concert. Bower Chapel, 130 Moorings Park Dr, Naples. 4p. Free. 745-4268. 

•High School Choral Festival: Local student choirs concert. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7:30p. 941-218-0658.

•Leonid & Friends: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. 

April 26 WEDNESDAY

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

•Miami City Ballet: Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

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

•Steve Nelson: Concert w Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

 

April 27 THURSDAY

•Americana Community Music Association: Mean Mary concert, JD Lashley opens. All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-9:30p. 691-4069.

•Brian Glowacki: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

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

•Ehnes String Quartet: Chamber music concert. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 333-1933.

•Evolving/Revolving - Jehanne: Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Jane B Cook Theater, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7p. 941-260-8485.

•FGCU Symphonic Band: Blue Band concert. N Ft Myers HS, 5000 Orange Grove Blvd, N Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

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

•Piano Talk: Violin Magic concert w Jodie DeSalvo & Emerson Millar. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

•The Harlem Globetrotters: Basketball comedy. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825.

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

 

April 28 FRIDAY

•Brian Glowacki: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

•Buffet & The Beach Buoys: Jimmy Beffett & Beach Boys tribute band. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden, Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 333-1933.

•Doug Cameron & Family: Bluegrass concert. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

•Evolving/Revolving - Jehanne: Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Jane B Cook Theater, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7p. 941-260-8485

•FGCU Bel Canto & Cantabile: Concert. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

•Queen Nation: Tribute band. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 7p. 941-218-0658.

•Ralph Curtis Band: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482.

 

April 29 SATURDAY

•Appalacian Roadshow: Bluegrass concert. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 495-8989.

•Backyard Bluesfest: Big Al & The Heavyweights, Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band, The Lucky Losers. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-8p. 693-7111.

•Brian Glowacki: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 & 8:30p. 479-5233.

•Cammie Horne: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Evolving/Revolving - Jehanne: Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Jane B Cook Theater, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7p. 941-260-8485

•Jason Street: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Nadia Henneman: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 8p. Free. 745-4268.

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

•Sebastian Plymette: Vocal recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3p. Free. 745-4268.

•Tamiami Trail Celebration:  Classic cars, live music, cake. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 10a-4p. Free. 695-0008.

 

April 30 SUNDAY

•50 Years After - Tribute to the Woodstock Generation: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 7:30p. 941-488-1115.

•Don Giovanni: Gulfshore Opera & Naples Philharmonic opera. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

•Evolving/Revolving - Jehanne: Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Jane B Cook Theater, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 3p. 941-260-8485

•Free Concert: Sarasota Orchestra Brass Quintet. GT Bray Park Amphitheater, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton. 2:30p. 941-487-2746.

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

•Maria de Buenos Aires & El Condor Pasa: 2 short operas in Spanish. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 3p. Free. 745-4268.

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

•Sunday Night Chamber Music: Stamps Strings concert. Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

ONGOING

 

theater

•Always a Bridesmaid: Apr 18-May 20. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. 

•Arabian Nights: Feb 24-Mar 5. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson: Apr 20-22 & 27-30. Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 936-3239. 

•Backwards Forwards Back: Mar 24-Apr 23. Urbanite Theatre, 1487 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-321-1397.

•Barefoot in the Park: Mar 25-Apr 16 (previews Mar 23 & 24). Gulfshore Playhouse, Norris Center, 755 5th Ave S, Naples. 866-811-4111.

•Big Sexy - The Fats Waller Revue: Apr 19-May 28. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1012 N Orange Ave, Sarasota. 941-366-1505.

•Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds: Apr 21-May 9, selected matinees. Broadway Children’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 980-5674.

•Bring It On: Mar 10-19. The Belle Theatre young adults. 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd, #135, Cape Coral. 323-5533.

•Chicken & Biscuits: thru Apr 13. Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mertz Theatre, Florida State Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 941-351-8000.

•Circus Sarasota: thru Mar 5. Ulla Searing Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 941-355-9805.

•Cirque des Voix: Mar 10-12. Ulla Searing Big Top, Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 941-355-9805.

•Crimes of the Heart: Apr 20-30. Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 772-5862.

•Dinner at the Flemings: Mar 8-Apr 2. Lemon Bay Playhouse. 96 W Dearborn St, Englewood. 941-475-6756.

•Disney On Ice - Into the Magic: Mar 16-19. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 948-7825.

•Doublewide Texas: thru Apr 9. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. 

•Dreamgirls: thru Apr 9. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1012 N Orange Ave, Sarasota. 941-366-1505.

•Footloose: Apr 14-16. Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 495-8989.

•Forever Plaid: thru Mar 11. Gulf Coast Symphony Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Lane, Ft Myers. 277-1700.

•Godspell: Mar 10-19. Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 323-6570.

•Godspell: Mar 9-19. The Players Centre. The Crossings at Siesta Key, 3501 S Tamiami Tr, #1130, Sarasota. 941-365-2494.

•Graceland and Asleep on the Wind: Apr 21-May 7. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•Grease: Mar 9-19. Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 772-5862.

•Gypsy - A Musical Fable: thru Mar 19. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•Hamlet: Apr 14-23. FGCU TheatreLab. FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 590-4268.

•Hollywood Arms: Mar 15-Apr 2. Marco Players. Arts Center Theatre, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 642-7270.

•Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Mar 15-Apr 22. Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mertz Theatre, Florida State Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 941-351-8000.

•Into the Woods: Apr 13-30. New Phoenix Theatre, 13211 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 284-5214.

•Jersey. Boys: thru Apr 9. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. 

•Jesus Christ Superstar: Mar 14-19. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 597-1900.

•Jungle Books Kids: Mar 20-24 Fort Myers Theatre Youth Theater, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 323-6570.

•Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers: thru Mar 26. Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mertz Theatre, Florida State Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 941-351-8000.

•Legally Blonde: Apr 4-7. Venice High School Drama. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 941-218-0658.

•Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot: thru Mar 12 (previews Feb 9 & 10). Gulfshore Playhouse, Norris Center, 755 5th Ave S, Naples. 866-811-4111.

•Little Shop of Horrors: Mar 15-19. Royal Palm Players. Boca Grande Community Center, 131 1st St W, Boca Grande. 941-2694.  

•Lobby Hero: Apr 21-May 16. Florida Repertory Theatre, ArtStage Studio Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488.

•Love, Lies and the Doctor’s Dilemma: Apr 20-23 & 26-30. Charlotte Players, Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. 941-255-1022.

•Mean Girls: Apr 18-23. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 597-1900.

•Million Dollar Quartet: Mar 21-26. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 481-4849. 

•Morning After Grace: Apr 29-May 14 (previews Apr 27 & 28). Gulfshore Playhouse, Norris Center, 755 5th Ave S, Naples. 866-811-4111.

•Murder Most Elite: Mar 8-Jun4 Wed-Sun. Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Seminole Gulf Railway, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487.

•Murder on the Orient Express: Mar 16-19, 22-26, 30 & 31, & Apr 1 & 2. Charlotte Players, Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. 941-255-1022.

•Next to Normal: Mar 10-19. The Belle Theatre. 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd, #135, Cape Coral. 323-5533.

•Nunsense: Apr 13-29. Gulf Coast Symphony Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Lane, Ft Myers. 277-1700.

•On Golden Pond: thru Mar 5. Florida Repertory Theatre, Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488.

•Pass Over: Mar 31-Apr 15 (previews Mar 29 & 30). Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 218-0481.

•Plaza Suite:  thru Mar 26. Marco Players. Arts Center Theatre, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 642-7270.

•Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash: Mar 24-Apr 16. Florida Repertory Theatre, Historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488.

•Rock of Ages: Apr 27-30 & May 4-7. TheatreZone, G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 888-966-3352.

•Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: Apr 14-30. The Belle Theatre. 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd, #135, Cape Coral. 323-5533.

•Sailor Circus - Spring Show: Apr 20-23. Sailor Circus Arena. 2075 Bahia St, Sarasota. 941-355-9805.

•Saving Kitty: Mar 10-26. The Studio Players, Joan Jenks Auditorium, Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples. 389-9192. 

•Silent Sky: thru Mar 5. Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mertz Theatre, Florida State Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 941-351-8000.

•Sister Act: Apr 14-May 20. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. 

•Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: thru Mar 11. Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 218-0481.

•Sylvia: thru Mar 5. The Naples Players. United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Rd, Naples. 263-7990.

•The Amateur Killer: Apr 26-May 14. Lemon Bay Playhouse. 96 W Dearborn St, Englewood. 941-475-6756.

•The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: Apr 27-30. The Naples Players’ KidzAct. United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Rd, Naples. 263-7990.

•The Cocktail Hour: Mar 14-Apr 2. Players Circle Theatre. Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 800-3292.

•The Divine Sister: Mar 23-Apr 2. Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 495-8989.

•The Foreigner:  Apr 19-May 7. Marco Players. Arts Center Theatre, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 642-7270.

•The Foreigner: Apr 18-May 7. Players Circle Theatre. Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 800-3292.

•The Goodbye Girl: Mar 9-12 & 16-19. TheatreZone, G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 888-966-3352.

•The Hatmaker’s Wife: Mar 16-18 & 23-26. Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 936-3239. 

•The Importance of Being Earnest: thru Mar 11. Florida Repertory Theatre, ArtStage Studio Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488.

•The Silver Foxes: Mar 28-Apr 2. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•The Sound of Music: Mar 1-Apr 2. The Naples Players. Blackburn Hall, Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 263-7990.

•Tootsie - the Musical: Apr 4-9. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 481-4849. 

•Two for Flinchin’: thru Mar 5 Wed-Sun. Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Seminole Gulf Railway, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487.

•Xanadu: Mar 24-Apr 16. Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave W, Venice. 941-488-1115.

 

art galleries

     

•Aldo Castillo Gallery: Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. Mar 3-31: Lorna March - Wild Beasts; Apr 7-May 6: Hugo Diaz - Art in Motion. Mon-Sat 10a-5p. 312-375-8887.

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

•Alliance for the Arts: 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Mar 3-Apr 1: Annual All Florida; Apr 5-17: The Future of Art - Middle School Student Show; Apr 20-29: The Future of Art - High School Student Show. Tue-Fri 9a-5p & Sat 9a-1p. 939-2787.

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

•Art Center Sarasota: 707 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. thru Mar 11: Luca Molnar, Eugene Ofori Agyei, Marion Tobias, Members show; Mar 23-Apr 29: Jeanne Guertin-Potoff, Rebecca Zweibel, Karen Arango, Large-scale Works. Mon-Sat 10a-4p. 941-365-2032.

•Art Ovation Hotel: 1255 N Palm Ave, Sarasota. thru May 6: Andrea Dasha Reich, Javi Robin Holl, Carol Lukitsch, Isaac Azulay, Jude Zawaideh, Dan Houston, Clemi Abadi. 941-316-0808.

•Arts for ACT Gallery: Temporarily Closed. 2265 First St, Ft Myers. 337-5050.

•Baker Museum: Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. thru May 7: Love Stories from the National Portrait Gallery; thru Jul 16: Florida Contemporary; Mar 4-Oct 15: Naples Collects; Apr 1-Jul 30: Three Degrees of Separation. Ongoing— North lawn: Jesus Rafael Soto - Extension & Half Sphere; Chihuly Collection; 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. 691-3225.

•Bert’s Pine Bay Gallery:  Temporarily Closed. 4332 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 283-1335.

•BIG ARTS: Thru Mar 10: Shhh… Quiet - Ran Adler; Mar 14-Apr 24: Ft Myers Beach Art Assoc Spring Show - Power of Light. 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 395-0900.

•Bob Rauschenberg Gallery: FSW State College, Humanities Hall, 8099 College Pkwy SW, Ft Myers. thru Mar: The Exquisite Moving Corpse. Mon-Fri 10a-4p & Sat 11a-3p. 489-9313.

•Bokeelia Art Gallery: 8315 Main St, Bokeelia. Wed-Sun 10a-5p. 738-5280.

•Cape Coral Art Center: Rubicond Park, 4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral. Mar 3-30: Art Center Students, We Exist - LGBTQ+; Apr 7-27: Wilderscapes - Ehren Fritz Gerhard; Apr 7- May 25: Florida Society of Goldsmiths. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. 574-0802.

•Cape Coral Art League: 516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. thru Mar 5: Wild About Wildlife; Mar 9-30: People & Places; Apr 3-27: Celebrating Color - Members & SWFL Fine Craft Guild. Silent Auction viewing Mar 2-29 11a-4p. Mon-Th 11a-4p. 772-5657.

•Center for the Visual Arts Bonita Springs: 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Mar 3-30: Richard Diedrich - Architect & Artist; Mar 3-30: Being Human; Apr 7-27: Stone Carvers; Apr 7-27: Art of Betty Harper. Mon-Sat 10a-5p. 495-8989.

•Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs: 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Mon-Fri 9a-5p & Sat 9a-2p. 495-8989.

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

•Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery: 52388 Tamiami Tr, Ochopee. Mar 25: Docent & Master Naturalist Tours. Daily 10a-5p. 695-2428.

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

•Coco Art Gallery: Art Council of SWFL Gallery. Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero. thru Mar 1: Ft Myers Beach Art Assoc; Mar 8-29: SWFL Watercolor Society; Apr 5-276: Estero Art League. Tue-Sun 11a-5p. 949-3073. 

•Coco Art Gallery: Art Council of SWFL Gallery. Coastland Center, 1900 Tamiami Tr S, Naples. Mar 1-31: SWFL Pastel Society. Wed-Sun 12-6p. 436-3530. 

•Creative Liberties Artist Studios & Gallery: 901-B Apricot Ave, Sarasota. Thu-Sat 10a-3p, Sun-Wed by appt, 3rd Thu 5-7p. 941-799-6634.

•Creative Liberties Artist Studios, Gallery & Academy: 927 Lime Ave, Sarasota. Thu-Sat 10a-3p, Sun-Wed by appt, 3rd Thu 5-7p. 941-799-6634.

•DAAS Co-op Art Gallery: Inside Butterfly Estates, 1815-3 Fowler St, Ft Myers. Mar 3-Apr 2: Piper Rudich. Wed-Sun 10a-3p. Receptions 1st Fri 6-10p. 590-8645.

•East West Fine Art: Mercato, 9115 Strada Pl, #5130, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-7p & Sun 12-6p. 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. 777-3283

•Estero Art League: Estero Park Community Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. Open paint Mon & Thu 9a-3p. Exhibits at South Regional Library, Estero Mar 3-24; Coco Art Gallery, Estero Apr 5-26.

•Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries: 10501 FGCU Blvd S., Ft Myers. Wasmer Gallery– thru Mar 2: Carmelo Blandino; Mar 24-Apr 6: Student Art Show; Apr 21-May 5: Senior Projects. Art Complex Courtyard– thru Mar 2: Everything is Nothing - AMLgMATD. Mon-Fri 10a-4p. 590-7199.

•Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center: 525 Kumquat Cr, Sarasota. thru Mar 12: Emerge Sarasota; Mar 18-Apr 14: Fabulous Arts Foundation; Apr 17-May 22: Earth Day Exhibit. Mon & Tue 5-7p & by appt. 941-894-6469.

•Fort Myers Beach Art Association & Gallery: Temporarily Closed. 3030 Shell Mound, Ft Myers Beach. Exhibition at BIG ARTS (900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel) Mar 14-Apr 24. 463-3909.

•Gallery of Matlacha: Temporarily Closed. 4625 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha. 443-350-3188.

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

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

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

•Harbour View Gallery: 5789 Cape Harbour Dr, #104, Cape Coral. Daily 11a-8p. 540-5789.

•Harmon-Meek Modern: 382 12th Ave S, Naples. Tue-Sat 12-4p. 261-2637.

•Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery: Temporarily Closed. 2490 Library Way, Sanibel. 395-0027.

•HW Gallery: 462 9th St N, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-5p. 263-6640.

•Island Conclave: Temporarily Closed. 5101 Pine Island Rd, Bokeelia. 282-8488.

•Island Visions: 2224 First St, Ft Myers. Sun-Thu 11a-6p, Fri & Sat 11a-9p. 282-0452.

•LaBelle Gallery & Cultural Center: 471 N Lee St, LaBelle. Fri-Sun 1-5p. 863-843-2929

•Lovegrove Gallery & Garden: Temporarily Closed. 4637 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha. 203-8332.

•Marc Harris Wildlife Photography Gallery: The Ritz-Carlton Tiburon, 2600 Tiburon Dr, Naples, By appt. 789-7027 283-3354.

•Marco Island Center for the Arts: 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island. Mar 6-Apr 4: Members Show; Apr 10-May 2: Adult Student Show. Mon-Fri 9a-4p. 394-4221.

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

•Naples Art Studios: North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd, Naples. By appt. 821-1061.

•Naples Art District: Shirley St, J&C Blvd & adjacent streets. Art Alive: Open studios Nov-May 1st Wed 1-5p, 1st Thu 1-5p, 3rd Sat 1-5p. Mar 23-25: Art & Design Expo. 249-1977.

•Naples Art Institute: 585 Park St, Naples. Mar 4-Jun 11: Miradas de Mujeres - Isabelle de Borchgrave & the World of Frida Kahlo. Mon-Fri 9a-5p. 262-6517.

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

•Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery: Magnolia Square, 5934 Premier Way, #2100, Naples. Ongoing: Hunt Slonem - Above & Beyond. Thu-Sat 11a-5p. 261-4300.

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

•Ringling College of Art & Design: 2700 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota (Basch & Smith Galleries: Thompson Academic Center, 2363 Bradenton Rd; Crossley Gallery: Hughes Studio Bldg, 2698 Bradenton Rd; Selby Gallery: 2700 N Tamiami Tr; Skylight & Thompson Galleries: Keating Center, Bradenton Rd; Stulberg Gallery: 1188 MLK Way). Basch Gallery— thru Mar 24: Circles & Spheres. Crossley Gallery— . Selby Gallery, Smith Gallery— thru Mar 24: Therman Statom. Stulberg Gallery— thru Mar 24: Ligature XIII - Expansion. Thompson Gallery— thru Mar 17: Lee Mayer. Skylight Gallery—. Tue 9a-9p & Wed-Sat 9a-4p. 941-474-5548. Mon-Sat 10a-4p. 941-359-7563. 

•Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. thru Mar 26: June Clark - Harlem Quilt; thru Apr 2: The Marvelous Marbling of Matsui Kosei; thru Apr 30: Artists from Newtown, Sarasota neighborhood; thru May 28: Gods & Lovers - Paintings & Sculpture from India; thru Jan 2024: As long as there is sun, as long as there is light; Mar 18-Sep 4: Reclaiming Home - Contemporary Seminole Art. Circus Museum. Bayfront Gardens. Gardens of Ringling Guided Tour: Thu 10:30a. Daily 10a-5p, Thu 10a-8p. 941-359-5700.   

•Sanibel Captiva Art League: Temporarily Closed. 322-8593.

•Sanibel Community House: Temporarily Closed. 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 472-2155.

•Sanibel Public Library: 770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. Sanibel Captiva Art League exhibits– thru Mar 24: Just Desserts; Mar 24-Apr 24: TBA; Apr 24-Jul 3: Fab 5 Artists. Mon-Fri 9a-3p. 472-2155.

•Sarasota Art Center: 707 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. thru Mar 11: Luca Molnar, Eugene Ofori Agyei, Marlon Tobias, Members Show. Mon-Fri 101-5p 7 Sat 12-5p. 941-365-2032

•Sarasota Art Museum: Ringling College, 1001 S Tamiami T, Sarasota. thru May 7: Richard Benson; thru May 7: Sara Berman’s Closet; thru Jun 25: A Beautiful Mess - Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard. Tue-Sun 11a-5p. 941-309-4300.

•Sarasota Orchestra Harmony Gallery: Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. thru Apr 3: Booker High School; Apr 4-May 12: Bonnie Childs. Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Schelkun Studio Arts: Gallery 206, 5880 Shirley St, #206, Naples. Thu 11a-5p & by appt. 215-837-0251.

•Sheldon Fine Art: 460 Fifth Ave S, Naples. Sun-Thu 10a-6p, Fri-Sat 10a-9p. 649-6255.

•Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center: 2301 First St, Ft Myers. Grand Atrium— Mar 3-24: Her Story; Apr 7-28: Ft Myers High School Students. Capital Gallery— Mar 3-24: Salvaged Sunshine; Apr 7-28: Sounds & Color. Mon, Tue & Thu 10a-5p, Wed & Fri 10a-10p. 337-1933.

•smallwalls: 6240 Shirley St, #103, Naples. By appt & 1st Wed 3-7p, 1st Thu 11a-5p, 3rd Sat 11a-5p. 402-201-6160.

•Sweet Art Gallery: 852 1st Ave S, Naples. Mon-Fri 10a-5p & Sat 11a-2p. 597-2110.

•Tammra Sigler Studio: 5760 Shirley St, # 11, Naples. By appt. 821-1017.   

•Things I Like by Catherine: 3954 Bayshore Dr, Naples. Mar 16-30: Marc Zimmerman. Tue-Sat 11a-5p. 778-4665. 

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

•Tower Gallery: 751 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel. Mar 3-5: Art from the Attic. Daily 10a-5p. 340-6467.

•Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point: 17281 On Par Blvd, Ft Myers. Mar 24-Apr 29: Styled Steel - Don Adams, Shah Hadjebi, Al Chailosky. Tue-Sat 10a-3p. 415-5667.

•Union Artists Studios: Alliance of the Arts, 10051 McGregor Blvd, #202, Edwards Bldg, Ft Myers. Sat 10a-2p & by appt. 980-1394.

•Venice Art Center: 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice. thru Mar 9: Annual Art Auction; Mar 17-Apr 6: Members Show; Apr 14-26: Retro. Mon-Fri 9a-4p. 941-485-7136.

•Visual Arts Center: 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda. Main Gallery— thru Mar 9: Call of the Wild; Mar 15-Apr 25: Fresh; Apr 27-May 11: Charlotte County High School. Goff Gallery— thru Mar 1: 4 Chicks Who Don’t Cook; Mar 7-Apr 11: Suncoast Watercolor; Apr 15-25: Inspiring Volunteers; Apr 29-May 11: Charlotte County Middle School. Rebecca Hall— thru Mar 9: In Our World - Jill Krasner; Mar 15-Apr 24: Water Media & Alcohol Ink; Apr 29-May 11: Charlotte County Middle School. Mon & Fri 10a-4p, Tu-Thu 10a-7p, Sat 10a-2p. 941-639-8810.

 

attractions

     

•Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Tribe of Florida Museum: Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 30290 Josie Billie Hwy, Clewiston. Exhibit— thru Mar: Seminole Pride - Art of Jimmy Osceola. Daily 9a-5p. 877-902-1113.

•America’s Museum of the Military & First Responders: Naples Airport, North Road Terminal, 500 Terminal Dr, Naples. Mon-Sat 10a-4p & Sun 12-3p. Free. 614-205-0357.

•Architecture Sarasota: McCullough Pavilion, 265 S Orange Ave, Sarasota. Thu-Sat 10a-4:30p & Sun 11a-4:30p. 941-364-2199.

•Artis-Naples: Baker Museum of Art, Daniels Pavilion, Hayes Hall, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 597-1900.

•Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum: 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. Tue-Fri 11a-3p. 395-2233.

•Berne Davis Botanical Garden: 2166 Virginia Ave, Ft Myers. Tue & Thu 10a-1p. Guided tours. Plein Air painting workshops: Tue & Thu 9a-1p. 332-4942.

•Bishop Museum of Science & Nature: 201 10th St W, Bradenton. Exhibits, manatee habitat, planetarium. thru Mar 18 Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO. Tue-Sat 10a-5p & Sun 12-5p. 941-746-4131.

•Burroughs Home & Gardens: 2505 First St, Ft Myers. Tours Tue-Thu 11a. rsvp 337-9505

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

•Calusa Heritage Trail: Randall Research Center, 13810 Waterfront Dr, Pineland. Guide Calusa Heritage Trail tours Tue-Sat 10a; Mon-Wed, Fri & Sat 1p. Sunrise-sunset. 283-2062.

•Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. Museum, butterfly aviary, walking trails, animal talks, butterfly talks, planetarium shows daily. Guided walks select Tue, Thu, Sat 10a; Full moon night hikes & haunted Walks select nites 8p. Planetarium shows Mon-Sat 12 & 2p & Sun 12, 2, 3:30p. Tue-Sun 10a-4p. 275-3435.

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

•Children’s Museum of Naples: North Collier Park, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. Exhibits— thru May 14: Namaste India; thru Jul: Inventioneers Lab - Woodworking. Sun-Tue & Thu-Sat 10a-5p. Closed Sep 10-16. 514-0084.

•Collier County Museum at Government Center: 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. Thru Mar 16: The Spirit of Tequila; Mar 28-Jul 29: 1923 - Exploring Collier County’s Founding Year. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 252-8476.

•Conservancy of SWFL: 1495 Smith Preserve Way, off Goodlette Frank Rd. Nature Center, exhibits, kayaking, nature walks, electric boat eco-tours. Tue-Sat 9:30a-4p. Free. 262-0304.

•Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: 375 Sanctuary Rd. Visitor center, boardwalk, exhibits, guided walks, swamp walks, night events. Daily 8a-1p. 348-9151.

•CREW: Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. Marsh Hiking Trails, 4600 Corkscrew Rd, Immokalee. Guided wildlife walks & hospital tours, presentations 11a daily OCT-APR, 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: Re-opens Apr 4. 1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel. Sunfrise-sunset. 472-1100.

•ECHO Global Farm & Research Center: 17391 Durrance Rd, N Ft Myers. Farm tours Tue-Fri 9:30a & 1:30p, Sat 9:30a. Technology Village tours: Tue-Sat 9:30a. Tue-Fri 9a-4p & Sat 9a-3p. 543-3246.

•Edison & Ford Winter Estates: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Historic homes, gardens, laboratory, museum. Exhibits. Guided homes tours daily; Automotive Tour Mon 10:30a; Inside homes tour: Tue & Thu 10a; Garden tour by appt; Yoga in the Moonlight Garden Wed 10a; piano concert every other Wed 9:30a. 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.

•Historic Palm Cottage Museum & Norris Gardens: Reopens Apr 4. Naples Historical Society, 137 12th Ave. S, Naples. Walking tours of Naples historic district: Wed 9:30a; House tours: Tue-Sat 12-4p; Guided garden tours: 1st & 3rd Thu of month 10a. Tue & Wed 12-4 & Sat 12-7p. Tue-Sat 12-4p & Sat 1-4p. Free. 261-8164.

•Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center: 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd, # 108, Naples. Exhibits— thru Apr: Two Regimes; ongoing: 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. Thru Apr 30: Tutankhamun - Return of the King. 2000 Cranford St, Ft Myers. Mon-Sat 10a-5p & Sun 12-5p. 321-7420.

•Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch: 1215 Roberts Ave W, Immokalee. thru Apr 29: Stories of Immakalee’s African-American Pillars & Pioneers. Tue-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 252-2611.

•Marco Island Historical Museum: 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. thru April 29: Clyde Butcher - Cuba, The Natural Beauty. Tue-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 642-1440.

•Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: 1534 Mound St, Sarasota. thru Jun 25: Tiffany - The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature. 10a-5p daily. 941-366-5731.

•Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: Historic Spanish Point, 337 N Tamiami Tr, Osprey. thru Sep: Seeing the Invisible. Daily 10a-5p daily. 941-366-5731

•Mound House: Temporarily Closed. 451 Connecticut St, Ft Myers Beach. 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. thru May 13: Collier’s Cavalry - The Story of the SWFL Mounted Patrol. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. Free. 695-0008. 

•Museum of the Islands: 5728 Sesame Dr, Bokeelia. Tue-Sat 11a-3p. 283-1525.

•Naples Botanical Garden: 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. Exhibitions– thru Mar 5: La Calavera Catrina; thru Sep 10: Frida & Her Garden; Apr 7-Sep 4: Viva la Vida; thru Nov 2023: Stickwork interactive sculpture installation. Frida After 5: 1st Fri 5-8:30p. Fogg Café exhibit— thru May 29: Origins - Patricia Cavazos. Music in the Garden: 2nd Sat. Birding tours: Tue 8a. Tours daily 10a-1p on hour. Daily 9a-5p, Wed 9a-8p. 643-7275.

•Naples Depot Museum: Temporarily Closed. 1051 Fifth Ave S, Naples. 262-6525.

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

•Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary: Temporarily Closed. 41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda. 543-1130.

•Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center: Temporarily Closed.718 Fisherman’s Wharf, Ft Myers Beach. 765-8101.

•Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens: 5827 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda. thru May 14: Leoma Lovegrove’s Caribbean Colors exhibit; meet Leoma Sat 10a-1p. Dogs welcome Tue. Tue-Sun 9a-4p. 941-621-8299.

•Randell Research Center: 7450 Pineland Rd, Pineland. Calusa Heritage Trail, South Florida archeology & ethnography exhibits. Guide Calusa Heritage Trail tours Tue-Sat 10a; Mon-Wed, Fri & Sat 1p. Sunrise-sunset. 283-2062.

•Revs Institute: 2500 Horseshoe Dr S, Naples. Tours & workshops. Tue, Thu, Sat 10a-4p. Tix in advance. 687-7387.

•Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center: 300 Tower Rd, Naples. thru Apr 27: Natural Selections Photography. Exhibits, daily programs, guided boat & kayak tours. Mon-Sat 9a-4p. 530-5940.

•Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Nature Center: Temporarily Closed. 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. 472-2329.

•Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Landscapes & Garden Center: 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Exhibits, demonstration gardens, workshops. Apr Tue-Thu 10a-. 472-1932.

•Sanibel Historical Museum & Village: Temporarily Closed. 950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 472-4648.

•Shangri-La Springs: 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Organic spa, garden & dining. Garden tours Tue & Wed 10a. Daily 9a-4p. 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. Live music Tue-Sun afternoons. Daily 10a-5p. 995-2141.

•True Tours: River District History Walking Tour: select Sat 10:30a; Haunted History Tours Wed & Sat 8p; Tours begin & end at Franklin Shops, 2200 1st St, Ft Myers. By appt. 945-0405.             

•Williams Academy Black History Museum: Clemente Park, 1936 Henderson Ave, Ft Myers. Wed-Fri 11a-4p & Sat by appt. Free. 332-8778.

•Wonder Gardens: 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Botanical gardens, animals, alligator feedings, Marc Harris Wildlife photography gallery. Guided tours Thu-Mon 1p. Daily 10a-4p. 992-2591.

 

parks

        

•Bailey Homestead Preserve: Temporarily Closed. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 472-1932.

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

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

•Bunche Beach: 18201 John Morris Rd, Ft Myers. Guided beach walks Wed 9a thru Apr. Free. 707-6794.

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

•Cayo Costa State Park: 4 nautical miles west of Pine Island. Accessible only by boat or kayak. Camping, boating, bicycling trails. 8a-sunset daily. 941-964-0375.

•Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park: 12301 Burnt Store Rd, Punta Gorda. Environmental Center, hiking & bicycling trails, guided hikes. 8a-sunset daily. 941-575-5816.

•Collier-Seminole State Park:  US 41, S Naples. Hiking & bicycling trails, boating, camping, boardwalk. 8a-sunset daily. 394-3397.

•Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: 11135 Gulfshore Dr, Naples. Beach. Hiking trail, paddling, boating, boardwalk, restaurant. 8a-sunset daily. 597-6196. 

•Estero Bay Preserve State Park: 4940 Broadway W, Estero. Hiking trails, off-road bicycling trails, boating. 8a-sunset daily. 992-0311.

•Estero Park: 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 6a-9p. 248-1609.

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

•Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park: 8137 Coastline Dr, Copeland. Hiking & bicycling trails, boardwalk, paddling, historic site. 8a-sunset daily. 695-4593.

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

•Gasparilla State Park: 880 Belcher Rd, Boca Grande. 8a-sunset daily. Bicycling & hiking trails, paddling, museum. 8am-sunset daily. 941-964-0375.

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

•Koreshan State Historic Site State Park: US Hwy 41 & Corkscrew Rd, Estero. Access to Mound Key Archeological State Park. Historic settlement, hiking trials, boating, paddling, camping. 8a-sunset daily, historic site 8a-5p daily. 992-0311.

•Lake Manatee State Park: 20007 State Rd 64 E, Bradenton. Hiking & bicycling trails, paddling, boating. 8a-sunset. 941-741-3028.

•Lakes Regional Park: 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Ft Myers. 7a-dusk. 533-7575.

•Lovers Key State Park:  8700 Estero Blvd. Ft Myers Beach. Bicycling & hiking trails, boating, paddling. Guided walks select Fri & Sat 10:30a. rsvp. 8a-sunset daily. 463-4588.

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

•Manatee Park: 10901 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft Myers. Free butterfly garden tours Sun 9a thru Mar. Free. 690-5030.

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

•Myakka River State Park:  13207 SR 72, Sarasota. Canoeing, camping, paddling, hiking & bicycling horseback riding trails, wildlife tours by air-boat & tram, scenic drive, guided walks. 8a-sunset daily. 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.

•Oscar Scherer State Park: 1843 S Tamiami Tr, Osprey. Hiking & bicycling trails, paddling, camping. 8a-sunset daily. 941-483-5956.

•Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Ft Myers. Boardwalk, interpretive center open Tue-Sun 10a-4p. Guided boardwalk walks daily 9:30a. rsvp. Dawn-dusk. Free. 533-7550.

•Stump Pass Beach State Park: 900 Gulf Blvd (south end of Manasota Key, Englewood). Hiking, paddling, guided tours. 8a-sunset daily. 941-964-0375. 

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

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

 

 

libraries

        

•Bonita Springs: 10560 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs. Mon, Wed, Thu 10a-6p, Tue 12-8p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4860.

•Cape Coral-Lee County: 921 S.W. 39th Ter, Cape Coral. Mon-Wed 9a-8p. Thu 9a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4500.

•Captiva: Temporarily Closed. 11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva. Mon-Sat 9a-5p. 533-4890.

•Collier County Library Headquarters: 2385 Orange Blossom Dr, Naples. Mon-Thu 9a-8p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 252-7311.

•Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon: 3095 Blount St, Fort Myers. Tue 12-8p, Wed & Thu 10a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4150.

•East County Regional: 881 Gunnery Rd N, Lehigh Acres. Mon-Wed 9a-8p, Thu 9a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4200.

•East Naples: 8787 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Tue-Thu 10a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p.

•Estates: 1266 Golden Gate Blvd W, Naples. Mon-Thu 10a-6p Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 252-7109.

•Everglades City: 102 Copeland Ave N, Everglades City. Mon-Fri 9a-12p & 1-4:30p. 295-2511. 

•Fort Myers Regional: 2450 First St, Ft Myers. Min-Wed 9a-8p, Thu 9a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4600.

•Fort Myers Beach: Temporarily Closed. 2755 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Mon-Sat 9a-5p. 765-8162.

•Golden Gate: 2432 Lucerne Rd, Naples. Mon-Thu 10a-6p, Fri &Sat 9a-5p. 252-4542.

•Immokalee: 417 N First St, Immokalee. Tue-Thu 10a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 252-7073.

•Johann Fust Community: 1040 W 10th St, Boca Grande. Tue-Thu 10a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 941-964-2488

•Lakes Regional: 15290 Bass Rd, Ft Myers. Temporarily Closed. 533-4000.

•Marco Island: 210 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. Mon-Thu 10a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 252-7064.

•Naples: 650 Central Ave, Naples. Mon-Thu 9a-8p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 

•North Fort Myers: 2001 N Tamiami Tr, N Ft Myers. Mon, Wed, Thu 10a-6p, Tue 12-8p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4320.

•Northwest Regional: 519 Chiquita Blvd N, Cape Coral. Mon, Wed, Thu 10a-6p, Tue 12-8p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4700.

•Pine Island: 10701 Russell Rd, Bokeelia. Tue-Thu 10a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4350.

•Riverdale: 21471 N River Rd, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri 10a-4p. 533-4370.

•Sanibel: 770 Dunlop Rd Sanibel. Mon & Thu 9a-8p; Tue, Wed, Fri 9a-5p; Sat 9a-1p. 472-2483.

•South County Regional: 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero. Mon-Wed 9a-8p, Thu 9a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 533-4400.

•South Regional: 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples. Mon-Thu 9a-8p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p.

•Talking Books: 1651 Lee St, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri 9a-5p. 533-4780.

•Vanderbilt Beach: 788 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples. Tue-Thu 10a-6p, Fri & Sat 9a-5p. 252-7160.

 

live music & comedy

        

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

•Buckingham Blues Bar: 5641 Buckingham Rd., Ft Myers. Live music select nites. Free open blues jam Wed 8-11p w Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band; Free Backyard Bluesfest: select Sun 3-6p. 693-7111.

•Buddha Bar: 12701 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Live music select Wed-Sun nites. 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, Ft Myers, Live music select nites & Sat 2-5p. Free. 204-9665.

•Coldwater Oyster Market: 5611 Six Mile Commercial Ct, Ft Myers. Live music select nites. Free. 220-5918.

•Downtown Social House: 1406 Hendry St, Ft Myers. Live music in garden afternoons. Free. 337-7646.  

•Eight-Foot Brewing: 4417 SE 16th Pl, #11, Cape Coral. Live music Sat 6-9p. Free. 337-7646. 

•Fort Myers Brewing Company: 12811 Commerce Lake Dr, #27, Ft Myers. Live music Wed 6-9p, Thu 6:30-9:30p, Fri & Sat 7-10p, Sun 2-5p. Free. 313-6576.

•Lobby Bar: Luminary Hotel, 2200 Edwards Dr, Ft Myers. Wed nites Nov 2-Jan 1: Frank Sinatra Tribute. Free. 314-3723.

•Matanzas on the Bay: Temporarily Closed.  414 Crescent St, Ft Myers Beach. 463-3838.

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

•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. Tue: Open jam; live music select Fri & Sat 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. 2nd & last Thu: Irish jam 6-9p; Sat: Jeff Lyons 1-5p. Free. 603-6535.

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

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

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

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

•South Street City Oven & Grill: 1410 Pine Ridge Rd, # 4, Naples. Live music select Fri-Sun 8-11p. Free. 435-9333.

•South Street City Oven & Grill: 8845 Founders Square Dr, Naples. Live music select Fri-Sun 8-11p. Free. 435-9333.    

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

•The Barrel Room: Temporarily Closed. Twisted Vine, 2214 Bay St, Ft Myers. 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. Tue & Sat 6:30-9:30p. 466-8326.

•The Stage: 9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. Live tribute bands select nites. 405-8566.

•Whiskey Park: 3300 Mercantile Ave, Naples. Open mic Sun 8:30p-12:30a; live music Fri & Sat 9:30p-1a. 263-6777.

•Z’s Music Kitchen: 12655 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. Live music select Fri & Sat 6-9p. 304-9552.

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March 22 WEDNESDAY

•Alter Eagles: Eagles tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 941-205-8545.

•Center for the Arts Bonita Srings Annual Luncheon: Catered lunch fundraiser Julia Child impersonator, Linda Kenyon. Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 11a. rsvp. 495-8989.

•Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

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

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 2-8p. 455-1444. 

•Early Birding Walk: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

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

•Family Sunset Stroll: 1 1/2 hour guided boardwalk tour for families w kids age 5 & up. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 6:30p. Register. 348-9151.

•Florida Everblades vs Newfoundland Growlers: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825.

•Jade Strings: Outdoor concert. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Historic Spanish Point, 337 N Tamiami Tr Osprey. 6:30p. 941-366-5731.

•Lecture: Sittings, Seductions, and the English Portrait. Baker Museum, Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 2p. 597-1900.

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

•Vanessa Rubin: Concert w Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

 

March 23 THURSDAY

•Art & Design Expo: Naples Art District artists & interior designer pairings. Pine Ridge Industrial Park, J & C Blvd, Shirley St & Trade Center Way, Naples. 5-7p. Free. 247-1977. 

•Art Reception & Awards Presentation: Wasmer Gallery, FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S., Ft Myers. 5-7p. Free. 590-7199.

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

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

•Chatham County Line: Americana music concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 597-1900.

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 2-8p. 455-1444. 

•Composers Luncheon: Lunch, concert & discussion. Punta Gorda Symphony. Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 11a. 941-205-5996.

•Essence of Motown: Tribute concert. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 6:30p. 642-1440.

•Fiona & Hina Khuong-Huu with Rohan De Silva: Chamber music concert. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 333-1933.

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

•Jazz at MACC - Jazz Influenced by Africa: Gulf Coast Jazz Collective concert. Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

•JJ Walker: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

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

•Will Evans: Concert. Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 7p. 941-894-6469.

•Winter Concerts: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 12p. 941-328-1300.

 

March 24 FRIDAY

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

•Ancient Forest Tour: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 9a. Register. 348-9151.

•Art & Design Expo: Naples Art District artists & interior designer pairings. Pine Ridge Industrial Park, J & C Blvd, Shirley St & Trade Center Way, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 247-1977. 

•Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

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

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 12-11p.  455-1444. 

•Florida Everblades vs Newfoundland Growlers: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825.

•Gentri - The Gentleman Trio: Concert. Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point, 17281 On Par Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 415-5667.

•Grapefruit Gala: Live music, storytelling, tastings. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 5-8p. Free. 695-0008.

•Interactive Murder Mystery Show: Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Garden, 5827 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda. 4:30p. 941-621-8299.

•JJ Walker: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

•John Nemeth: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 693-7111. 

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

•Memories - Tribute to Barbra Streisand: Concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 941-205-8545.

•Naples Philharmonic: An Evening of Overtures concert. Masterworks Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•The Roy Orbison Experience: Tribute concert. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 333-1933.

•Tiger Blue: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482.

•Vanessa Rubin: Concert. Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 8p. 941-894-6469.

•Winter Concerts: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 12p. 941-328-1300.

 

March 25 SATURDAY

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

•Americana Community Music Association: Richard Smith concert, Karen Cohen opens. All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7-9:30p. 691-4069.

•Art & Design Expo: Naples Art District artists & interior designer pairings. Pine Ridge Industrial Park, J & C Blvd, Shirley St & Trade Center Way, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 247-1977. 

•Backyard Bluesfest: Blood Brothers (Albert Castiglia & Mike Zito), Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-8p. 693-7111.

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 12-11p. 455-1444. 

•David Morin as Elvis: Tribute concert. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. 772-5862.

•Dominic Cheli: Grand Piano Series concert. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 7p. 469-333-3231.

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

•Florida Everblades vs Newfoundland Growlers: Minor league ice hockey. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825.

•Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra: Farrenc Symphony No 3 concert. Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 277-1700.

•JJ Walker: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6 & 8:30p. 479-5233.

•Johnny Dee: Live music. Eight-Foot Brewing, 4417 SE 16th Pl, #11, Cape Coral. 5-8p. Free. 337-7646. 

•Kristin Chenoweth: Concert w Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Make Them Hear You: FGCU student cabaret. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268. 

•Master Naturalist Tours: Exhibit, guided swamp walk. Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Tr, MM 54, Ochopee. 10a-3p. rsvp. 695-2428.

•Matt Stell: Country music concert, Geoerge Birge opens. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p-12a. 985-9839.

•Mike Block & Christylez Bacon, Patricia Ligia: Concert. Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 8p. 941-894-6469.

•Mile Twelve: Bluegrass concert. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6:30p, concert 7:30p. 333-1933.

•Naples Concert Band: Free outdoor concert w guest vocalist. Cambier Park bandshell, Park St, downtown Naples. 2-4p. Free. 270-1221.

•Naples Downtown Art Show: 5th Ave S, Naples. 10a-6p. Free. 262-6517.

•Naples Fine Art Show: Outdoor art fair. Paradise Sports Complex, 3940 City Gate Blvd S, Naples. Free. 10a-5p. 941-755-3088.

•Opera Naples Festival Under the Stars: Concert w Dominic Cheli. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 7p. 963-9050.

•Outdoor Art & Craft Show: Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 394-4221.

•Paisley Craze: 60s music tribute concert. Lemon Bay Playhouse. 96 W Dearborn St, Englewood. 7:30p. 941-475-6756.

•Singer’s Showcase: Concert fundraiser for Venice High School Chorus. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave, bldg. 5, Venice. 4 & 7p. 941-218-0658.

•Sounds of Jazz & Blues:  Free outdoor concert. Tarpon Point Marina, 6179 Black Marlin Ln Cape Coral. 5-10p. 772-5657.

•Sounds of the Sand: Live music, nature games, info about ‘Ding’ Darling Refuge. Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S Cleveland Ave, Ft Myers. 1-7p. Free. 472-1100.

•The Music of Broadway: Paul Todd & Trica Hennessy. Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 7p. 323-6570.

•Therese: Sarasota Opera. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 1:30p. 941-328-1300.

•Willy Chirino with Tito Fuentes Jr: Outdoor Latin music concert. Seminole Casino Hotel, 506 S 1st St, Immokalee. 9p. 800-218-0007.

 

March 26 SUNDAY

•Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Collier Fair: Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 2-8p. 455-1444. 

•David Morin as Elvis: Tribute concert. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. 772-5862.

•Dazzling Divas: Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Fundraiser. Stephanie Lorenz & Angela Blasi concert St Hilary’s Episcopal Church, 5011 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers, 4p. 560-9512.

•Ernani: Sarasota Opera. Sarasota Opera House. 61 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 1:30p. 941-328-1300.

•Free Concert: Sarasota Orchestra Brass Quintet. Nathan Benderson Park Pavilion, 5861 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. 2:30p. 941-487-2746.

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

•Naples Big Band: Concert. Cambier Park, 755 Park St S, Naples. 2-4p. Free. 777-0416.

•Naples Downtown Art Show: 5th Ave S, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 262-6517.

•Naples Fine Art Show: Outdoor art fair. Paradise Sports Complex, 3940 City Gate Blvd S, Naples. Free. 10a-5p. 941-755-3088.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Haydn & Mozart. Sypert Salon Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 3p. 597-1900.

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

•Opera Naples: Student operettas, arts & crafts, kids activities, performances. Cambier Park, 601 Park St, Naples. 11a-4p. Free. 963-9050.

•Outdoor Art & Craft Show: Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 394-4221.

•Sarasota Orchestra: Sphinx Virtuosi concert. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N Tamiami Tr. 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. 4p. 941-953-3434.

•Sunday Night Chamber Music: Barry Ross, violin & Julie Carver, piano concert. Music & Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

•SWFL Concert Band: Into the West concert. S Ft Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Rd, Ft Myers. 2p. Free. 666-5970.

•The Music of Broadway: Paul Todd & Tricia Hennessy. Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, #5, Ft Myers. 7p. 323-6570.

•The World Fusion: Concert. Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 8p. 941-894-6469.

•Vintage Baseball Game: Four team tournament. Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft Myers. 10a-5p. 334-7419.

 

March 27 MONDAY

•Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra w JoAnn Falletta: Concert. Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-966-6161. 

•Danny Sinoff - An Evening of Ellington: Jazz piano. Players Circle Performing Arts Center, Shell Factory, 16554 N Cleveland Ave, N Fort Myers. 7-10p. 800-3292.

•David Morin as Elvis: Tribute concert. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 7p. 772-5862.

•Folk Dancers from Republic of Georgia: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 693-4849.

•Frank Sanders: Saxophone recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 8p. Free. 745-4268.

•Gwenyth Morris: Oboe recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Music of Simon & Garfunkel: Swearington & Kelli concert. Charlotte Players, Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda. 7:30p. 941-255-1022.

 

 

March 28 TUESDAY

•Alejandra Rivera: Piano recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

•Around the World in Song: Gulfshore Opera concert. St. Leo Parish Life Center, 28290 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. Bring chairs. 529-3925.

•Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves: Spring Training baseball. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-733-7696.

•Georges Bizet’s Carmen: Opera Naples. Cambier Park, 601 Park St, Naples. 7p. 963-9050.

•Lecture: Who Made the Everglades?Cape Coral Historical Museum, 544 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 5-6:30p. 772-7037.

•Naples Philharmonic:  Haydn & Mozart. Sypert Salon Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 3p. 597-1900.

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

•New York Brass Arts Trio: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 344-7025.

•Nick Schnebelen: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-11p. 693-7111. 

•Paul Anka: Anka Sings Sinatra concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•The Guess Who: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. 

 

March 29 WEDNESDAY

•Bad Moon Rising: Creedence Clearwater tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 3 & 7p. 941-205-8545.

•EagleMania: Eagles tribute concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. 

•Early Birding Walk: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 8a. Register. 348-9151.

•Family Night Walk: 2 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 7:30p. Register. 348-9151.

•Lecture: Feisty fabulous Women of Florida. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 2p. Free. 642-1440.

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

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

•Zarzuela & Flamenco:  Opera Naples. Cambier Park, 601 Park St, Naples. 7p. 963-9050.

 

March 30 THURSDAY

•George Bizet’s Carmen:  Opera Naples. Cambier Park, 601 Park St, Naples. 7p. 963-9050.

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

•Maria Fernanda Urbina: Violin recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 8p. Free. 745-4268.

•Piano Talk: Broadway Baby concert w Jodie DeSalvo. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 7p. 597-1900.

•Reno Collier: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 479-5233.

•Stars of the Sixties: The Grass Roots, The association, The Cyrkle concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 481-4849. 

•Sunset Stroll: 3 hour guided boardwalk tour. Corkscrew Swamp Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 6:30p. Register. 348-9151.

•The Rex Bongo Band: Blues band. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 693-7111. 

•Xavier Rosado: Viola recital. U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Bldg, FGCU, 1051 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 745-4268.

 

March 31 FRIDAY

•Around the World in Song: Gulfshore Opera concert. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island. 7p. 529-3925.

•Art Walks the Runway: Local fashion show opening night. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 7p, show 8p. 333-1933.

•Behind the Notes: Discussion w Maestro Raffaele Livio Ponti. Punta Gorda Symphony. Punta Gorda Charlotte Library, 401 Shreve St, Punta Gorda. 5p. Free. 941-205-5996.

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

•Naples Philharmonic:  Lamsma Plays Bruch Violin Concerto. Masterworks Series concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 8p. 597-1900.

•Rebekah Pulley, Frost & Ross: Concert. Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. 8p. 941-894-6469.

•Reno Collier: Snappers Comedy Club, 8595 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 479-5233.

•Rhythm on the River: Appalachian Road Show outdoor bluegrass concert & cocktails. Edison & Ford Winter Estates River Pavilion, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Bring lawn chairs. 334-7419.

•Sarasota Orchestra: A Hero’s Life concert. Van Wezel Hall, 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 2:30p. 941-953-3434.

•Top of the World - Carpenter’s Tribute: Concert. BB Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. 

•US Stones: Rolling Stones tribute concert. Gulf Theater, 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. 7p. 941-205-8545.

•Yabo Brothers: Outdoor concert. Babcock Ranch bandshell. Founders Square, 42850 Crescent Loop, 6-8p. Free. 941-200-1482.

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