2017-07-19 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Square One Improv performs at 8 p.m. July 21 at Laboratory Theater. The show includes hilarious antics, musical comedy and on-the-spot jokes with both short- and long-form improv. $15. 1634 Woodford Ave. www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or 218-0481. Square One Improv performs at 8 p.m. July 21 at Laboratory Theater. The show includes hilarious antics, musical comedy and on-the-spot jokes with both short- and long-form improv. $15. 1634 Woodford Ave. www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or 218-0481. — Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to events@floridaweekly.com. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Saturday.

THEATER

The Smell of the Kill - By Laboratory Theater of Florida Aug. 4-26. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or Laboratory- TheaterFlorida.com.

Mary Poppins - At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 12. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Standing O! - At Cultural Park Theater July 21-23. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862 or http://culturalparktheater.com.

Women in Jeopardy - By Theatre Conspiracy Aug. 11-26 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. 936-3239 or www.artinlee.org.

Moon Over Buffalo - By CFABS Players through July 23 at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Hinman Auditorium. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Right Bed, Wrong Husband - By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Sister Act: The Musical - By The Naples Players through July 30 at Sugden Community Theater’s Blackburn Hall. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

THURSDAY7.20

Bowling Event - The fourth annual Beach Chamber Bowling Bash starts at 5 p.m. at Beach Bowl and Pelican Arcade. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. This year’s theme is a Hawaiian Luau, so grass skirts and coconut bras are welcome. The event features raffle prizes, free food and a cash bar. Prizes are awarded for winning team, best score, worst score, hula competition and for best-dressed team. $150 for a team of five players. www.beachchamberbowl.com or 454-7500.


Join host Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven Aug. 7 and help judges Tyler Shore, Mercedes Gutierrez and Jason Parrish decide which films make the grade for final programming at the March 21- 25, 2018, Fort Myers Film Festival. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com Join host Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven Aug. 7 and help judges Tyler Shore, Mercedes Gutierrez and Jason Parrish decide which films make the grade for final programming at the March 21- 25, 2018, Fort Myers Film Festival. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com Comedy Show - Adam Ferrara performs today through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. Tickets start at $22. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.


Harbour View Gallery presents work by Featured Artists Ellen Bianchi (paper casting and other 2D wall art) and Sandy “Mary” O’Grady (basket/pottery and stone art) through July. 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Ste. 104. 540-5789 art@harbourviewgallery.com. Harbour View Gallery presents work by Featured Artists Ellen Bianchi (paper casting and other 2D wall art) and Sandy “Mary” O’Grady (basket/pottery and stone art) through July. 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Ste. 104. 540-5789 art@harbourviewgallery.com. Concert Series - The Bell Tower Shops hosts live music from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 31. www.thebelltowershops.com/.

Comedy Show - RC Smith and Vic Clevenger perform tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. $15. 8595 College Pkwy. 479- LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

Thursday Fun - Periwinkle Place offers live entertainment, complimentary refreshments, and special savings from participating stores from 4:30-7 p.m. every Thursday in June and July. Performers include Steve McDougal, Paul Dever, Bobby Blakely and Robby Hutto. 2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. http://periwinkleplace.com/events.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts paint sessions themed “Canvas or Coconut” from 5-7:30 p.m. ($20) and “Wood n Wine” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($35). Includes all art supplies. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

Live Music - Dan Miller and the Lew Del Gatto Quartet perform at 7 p.m. at The Barrel Room. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Summer Market - The River District Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday under the U.S. 41 bridge on the corner of Heitman Street and West First Street next to the Caloosahatchee River in Centennial Park. The market includes fresh flowers, local produce, dog treats, lunch options and more David Anderson from Soni- Yoga offers a yoga class from 10-11 a.m. $10; cash only.. http://buylocallee.com.

FRIDAY7.21

Art & Poetry - Gulf Coast Leisure hosts an Art & Poetry Networking Event at 8 p.m. The event showcases SWFL art and poetry. $10 admission. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

Comedy Show - Square One Improv performs at 8 p.m. at Laboratory Theater. The show includes hilarious antics, musical comedy and on-the-spot jokes with both short- and long-form improv. $15. 1634 Woodford Ave. www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or 218-0481.

Blues Tunes - JP Soars and the Red Hots perform from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333- 2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Back to School” from 4-6 p.m. ($30) and “Sunflowers” from 7-9 p.m. ($35). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

SATURDAY7.22

Comedy Night - Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night is set for 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Professional comedian Michael Palascak serves as the MC, with comedian Pat McGann performing the finale. The lineup of performers includes local celebrities, with proceeds benefiting SalusCare. $175 VIP; $125 general admission. $125. 2301 First St. www.saluscarecomedynight.org or

ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents Rebecca Folsom in concert at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Church. Ray Cerbone opens. Suggested donation $10-$15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691-4069 or www.americanacma.org.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts painting sessions themed “Lovegrove’s Blowfish” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ($35); “Canvas or Coconut” from noon- 2:30 ($20); “Charlie’s Pass” from 4-6:30 p.m. ($30); and “Sea Turtle” from 7-9 p.m. ($35). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in July on Fort Myers Beach. The Level One Flow Yoga practice is suitable for most levels and is held on the sand just north of the pier. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. In the event of inclement weather, cancellation info is posted at beckylang.com. Suggested donation: $10. 791-6538 or beckylang@comcast.net.

Blues Tunes - Tommy Lee Cook & Friends perform from 3-6 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. Free admission; smoking allowed. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.

Blues Tunes - The Norman Jackson Band performs from 9 p.m.-midnight at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333- 2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Farming Workshop - The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) hosts free backyard farming workshops at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday in July. This year’s series is titled “When the Shelves Go Bare.” Today’s topic is “An Introduction to Cheese Making,” presented by cheese connoisseur Caroline Hostettler. Free, but donations welcome. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 839-1239 or GreenMarket@artinlee.org.

SUNDAY7.23

Yoga Workshop - Yoga Bird presents “Restorative Yoga and Healing Crystal Bowl Meditation with Linda” from 4-6 p.m. Experience deep relaxation body via restorative poses and enjoy the sound of crystal bowls which can heal and restore on an energetic level. $25. 1400 Colonial Blvd. 936-6940 or http:// yogabirdstudio.com.

Jazz Brunch - Joe Delaney and Brandon Robertson perform from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during Jazz Brunch at The Barrel Room. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Dog Day - The Calusa Nature Center hosts Dog Day Afternoons from noon-3 p.m. on Sundays. $5 per human; dogs must be leashed. 3450 Ortiz Ave. www.calusanature.org or 275-3435.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Morning Mimosa” from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. ($20) and “Canvas or Coconut” from noon-2:30 p.m. ($20). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

Music Event - The Americana Community Music Association hosts a Singer/ Songwriter Circle from 2-5 p.m. on Sundays at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd. Join local singer/songwriters in an open, creative atmosphere. Free; donations welcome. 910-5657 or www.americanacma.org.

Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar hosts an Open Stage Blues Jam from 3-6 p.m. on Sundays and from 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111.

Farmers Market - A Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays at Koreshan State Historic Site. Experience a unique farmers market in the historic settlement, featuring fresh and local goods including produce, seafood, crafts and more. Park admission is free; $1 park fee applies. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

MONDAY7.24

Belly Dancing - Rhythm in Motion offers a four- week adult Beginning Belly Dance series from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays starting today. Belly dancing is a naturally low impact activity that improves posture, core strength, flexibility and the mind-body connection. $50. 912 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral. 542-3500.

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Any Day Now” (U.S.A. 2012) at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Refreshments are available and a discussion follows. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Paint Session - Vino’s Picasso hosts a paint session themed “Canvas or Coconut” from 1-3:30 p.m. ($20). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

TUESDAY7.25

Play Scrabble - The Fort Myers Scrabble Club meets from 6-10 p.m. every Tuesday at Brookdale Senior Living. All ages and all levels are welcome, from beginner to expert. Suggested donation $2. 8351 College Pkwy.

Paint Session - Vino’s Picasso hosts an offsite paint session at the Knotty Bean Coffee Bar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30. Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 2801 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

WEDNESDAY7.26

Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar hosts an Open Stage Blues Jam from 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 5641 Buckingham. 693-7111.

Open Mic - An Open Mic starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Laugh In Comedy Club at 7:30 p.m. Participants must check in by 7 p.m. $5 admission. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts paint sessions themed “Canvas or Coconut” from 5-7:30 p.m. ($20) and “Wine Wednesday” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($25). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

UPCOMING

TGIM Indie film night - In its 8th season, TGIM showcases indie short films and music the first Monday of the month starting August 7 at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com

Music Series - The Ries Brothers and the Freecoasters perform at 8 p.m. July 28 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center as part of the Sounds of Summer music series. $5. 2301 First St. http:// www.sbdac.com/summer- concertseries/ or 333-1933.

Kids Event - The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida holds its Big Backpack Event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School. The first 2,000 or more children age receive free backpacks and school supplies. The event includes face painting, inflatables, clowns, live entertainment, eye exams, haircuts and other giveaways. 4750 Winkler Ave. www.multicultural-centre.org or info@multicultural centre.org.

Birthday Party - The Edison & Ford Winter Estates celebrate Henry Ford’s 154th birthday on July 30. The day starts off with free birthday cake served at 10 a.m. on the museum west porch. Behind-the-scenes tours of Mr. Ford’s winter estate home are offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A living history Henry Ford character is available for photo opportunities. The special tours are included with admission. 334-7419 or www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Art Classes - Art instructor Joel Loeper teaches wild pottery and oil painting 101 art classes from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays at the Riverside Community Center. $25 first visit; $13 for subsequent classes. 3061 E. Riverside Dr. wildlifepottery.com.

Wildlife Exhibit - Al Hoffacker’s breathtaking “Strictly Native Wildlife Photography” exhibit runs through July 25 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Free admission. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

Special Events - Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant hosts Karaoke from 9 p.m.-midnight on Sundays. In the Biz events with half prices in the bar are held from 9 p.m.-closing on Wednesdays (media and medial professionals) and 9 p.m. Thursdays (hospitality professionals). Fridays are Teacher Appreciation Day with half-price pizza). 7091 College Pkwy. 939-5344 or https://monalisafortmyers.com/.

Collective Exhibit - The James Franco & Kalup Linzy: Collaborations exhibit is on display at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College through July 29. 489-9313 or www.RauschenbergGallery.com.

Cool Cars - The Shell Factory & Nature Park hosts a Classic Cruise In from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday in the front parking lot adjacent to U.S. 41. Live entertainment and food specials are available during the show. 2787 Tamiami Trl. N. Fort Myers. 292-9360.

Historical Village - The Sanibel Historical Village has changed to summer hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum will close Aug. 1-Oct. 16. 950 Dunlop Road. , Sanibel. $10 adults. 472-4648 or www.sanibelmuseum.org.

Haunted Tours - True Tours offers Haunted Tours through the historic Fort Myers River District at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tours offer glimpses into the unseen, with stories of reputed paranormal activity. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops 2200 First St. $14. For reservations: 945-0405. www.Truetours.net.

Jazz Music - The Roadhouse Café offers live jazz Wednesday through Sunday. The Danny Sinoff Trio performs from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Jazz-Matics, featuring Lynn Richardson, perform from 7-10 on Thursdays. Tony Boffa & Friends perform on Friday nights and Saturdays feature the Danny Sinoff Quartet from 7:30-10:30 p.m. A Sunday Jazz Jam runs from 7-10 p.m. 15660 San Carlos Blvd., Ste. 280. 415-4375 or www.Road. housecafefl.com.

History Tours - True Tours offers River District History Tours at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and at 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Tours provide narratives of local history, and acquaint participants with the colorful personalities of the founders of the city. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops 2200 First St. $13. For reservations: 945-0405. www.Truetours.net.

Home Tour - Banana Bay Tour Company hosts a 1½-hour Homes & Harbour Tour on Sunday and Friday. View estates and yachts while cruising the waterways around Cape Coral. $30 adults; $25 children. 5781 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 728-8687 or www.bananabaytour- company.com.

Historical Site - The Mound House is open to visitors, with Calusa Shell Mound Tours, guided beach walks at Newton Beach Park, a gardens of Mound House walking tour, shorebirds programs and guided museum tours regularly scheduled. Explore the newly restored historic home, see exhibitions and wander the scenic grounds. 451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach. www.moundhouse.org or 765-0865.

Dolphin Cruise - Banana Bay Tour Company hosts a 1½-hour Dolphin Nature Search on Sunday, Monday and Friday. $30 adults; $25 children. 5781 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 728-8687 or www.bananabaytourcompany.com.

Eco Tour - Banana Bay Tour Company hosts a three-hour half-day Ecological Dolphin & Lunch Cruise on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The outing includes a deli-style lunch while cruising San Carlos Bay. $56 adults; $51 children. 5781 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 728-8687 or www.bananabaytourcompany.com.

Public Exhibit - The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW presents a yearlong public exhibition of the artist’s iconic triptych, “Autobiography” (1968) in the Humanities Hall (Building L). Measuring more than 12 feet wide, the exhibit highlights seminal events from the artist’s life. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 489-9313 or www.RauschenbergGallery.com.

Sunset Cruise - Banana Bay Tour Company hosts a 1½-hour Dolphin & Sunset Cruise on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. $30 adults; $25 children. 5781 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 728-8687 or www.bananabaytourcompany.com.

Flea Market - The Shell Factory and Nature Park holds flea markets at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. shellfactory.com, 995-2141 or 243-7472. ¦

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