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Jersey Boys - At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall March 29-April 2. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 12. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
The Cave - Theatre Conspiracy presents the world premiere of the play by Jeff Lindsay March 24-April 2 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd. $11-$22. 939-2787, email@example.com or www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre.
Play On! - By the Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 1 at the Kiwanis Hall. Performances are on March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. March 26 and April 1. $25 adults; $12 students. 1634 Woodford Ave. laboratorytheaterflorida.com or 218-0481.
Things My Mother Taught Me - At Broadway Palm Theatre through April 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
Nunsense - At the BIG ARTS Strauss Theater through April 15. 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island. 472-6862 or www.bigarts.org.
Shear Madness - By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 2 in the Art- Stage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
Anything Goes - By Broadway Palm Theatre through April 1. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
My Fair Lady - By The Naples Players through April 2 at Sugden Community Theatre, Naples. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.
These Shining Lives - By The Naples Players March 22-April 15 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.
The Merchant of Venice - By Gulfshore Playhouse March 25-April 15 at The Norris Center. 755 Fifth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
Masterworks IV: A Night at the Opera - By the Southwest Florida Symphony at 8 p.m. March 25 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. A pre-concert lecture is set for 7-7:30 p.m. Conducted by Maestro Nir Kabaretti, the show features two rising opera stars, soprano Anna Skibinski and tenor Harold Meers, plus narration by opera and classical music enthusiast NBC-2’s chief meteorologist, Robert Van Winkle. $27-$87. 418-1500, http://www.swflso.org or www.bbmannpah.com.
Mahler Symphony II: Resurrection - By Gulf Coast Symphony at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall. 13350 FSW Pkwy. $22- $50. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Nature Chat - Humorist and natural history author Charles Sobczak discusses the changing face of nature and signs books while guests enjoy beer and ceviche from Coastal Peruvian at 6:30 p.m. at Everglades Wonder Gardens. $15 for members; $25 for others. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.org.
Concert - Jonathan Edwards performs at 8 p.m. at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Anniversary Party - Harbour View Gallery, the only artists-owned cooperative gallery in Cape Coral, celebrates its 10th anniversary from 6-9 p.m. The public reception includes music by internationally renowned flautist Kat Epple and a jewelry giveaway. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Ste. 104, Cape Coral. www.harbourviewgallery.com, 540-5789 or firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
Student Art - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts hosts the 19th annual Student Exhibition Opening Reception with an awards presentation at 6 p.m. in the Main Gallery. The exhibit runs through April 6. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.
Happehatchee Event - The Happehatchee Center hosts The Rite of the Womb: Munay-ki from 7-9 p.m. in the outdoor pavilion. Join Denise Exler and Mary Cline for a special ceremony that leaves participants feeling cleansed. Men are welcome in a supportive role. $15 suggested donation. 8731 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 992-5455, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.Happehatchee.org.
Tribute Show - The Philadelphiabased Led Zeppelin tribute group Get The Led Out takes the stage at 7 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $25-$35. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Eco Cruise - Salty Sam’s Marina and Sight Sea-R Cruises offer an interactive eco tour cruise from 9 a.m.-noon every Thursday. Hosted by Capt. Phil, the tour includes an island visit, a touch tank and a chance to see marine life. $35 adults; $25 children; upgrades available. 765- 7272 or www.sightseaflorida.com.
Comedy Show - Michael Petit and Justin Hoff perform tonight through Sunday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Funny Guy - John Reep, winner of “Last Comic Standing,” performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. Tickets start at $22. Show times vary. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts Paint What You Want from 3:30- 6 p.m. ($15) and a guided paint session themed “Vanderbilt Beach” from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. ($36). 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.
Tribute Show - “Rocket Man: The Elton John Experience” Dinner Tribute Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $44-$65. Doors open for dinner at 6 p.m. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Book Sale - Friends of the Bonita Springs Library host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday in the library’s meeting room. 26876 Pine Ave. 533-4860 or email@example.com.
Full of Grace - Late Nite Catechism returns with Sister’s riotous and righteous take on sins and sensibilities at 6 and 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
History Event - The Bonita Springs Historical Society hosts a “River History Walk” from 10 a.m.-noon. Walk along the river to Depot Park and over the river to Island Park and the Casner Home, learning about pioneer life along the Imperial River and Rosemary Creek. Refreshments are provided. An optional lunch follows. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. The tour starts at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park. For reservations: 221- 8218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piano Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Somang Shim and Angelita Berdiales’ Junior Piano Recital at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.
Jazz Music - Jazzy Nights presents the modern-day Louis Armstrong, Wycliffe Gordon, at 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Cocktails start at 7 p.m. 2301 First St. $29 in advance; $35 at door, www.sbdac.com or 333-`933.
Lecture Series - The “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series presents author Denege Patterson, discussing her book “A Tour of the Islands of Pine Island Sound: Their Geology, Archaeology, and History” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center Auditorium at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. A book signing follows. Free, but seating is limited. 472- 1100, ext. 241, or www.dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/lecture-and-film-series.
Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Naples Zoo” from 4-6 p.m. ($32) and “Lotus” from 7-9 p.m. ($32). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
Blues Tunes - The Ghost Town Blues Band performs from 9 p.m.-midnight tonight and Saturday at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Blues Tunes - Funk Bone performs from 8-11 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. free admission; no smoking inside. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.
Rock Out - Coconut Point continues its monthly concert series with an Eagles tribute show by the Alter Eagles Band from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Bring chairs for seating. 23106 Fashion Dr. 992-9966.
Live Music - Jefferson Starship performs at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $38-$48. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Bonita Party - Celebrate Bonita! takes place with family activities, food vendors and musical performances by four-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols, The Ben Allen Band, Sarah Hadekah and more from 2-9 p.m. at Riverside Park. Free. 949-6262 or www.cityofbonitasprings.org.
I Love the ’90s - Naughty by Nature, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, All-4-One, Vanilla Ice and other musical stars of the ’90s perform at 8 p.m. at Germain Arena. $35-$90. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.
Author Event - The Shell Factory & Nature Park hosts a Local Author Book Signing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the retail store. The event includes a raffle. 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. shellfactory.com or 995-2141.
Fishing Seminar - Old Pine Island Marine & Tackle hosts a free fishing seminar from 10 a.m.-noon. The series covers fishing inshore, offshore, fly fishing, proper gear, tackle, bait, rigs and more. The class includes water, snacks and raffle prizes. Bring a chair for seating. 3187 Stringfellow Road, St. James City www.pineislandfishingseminars.com.
Art Event - Island Conclave Fine Art Gallery hosts a Craft Exhibit Show from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The show features a wide variety of artwork. 5101 Pine Island Rd., Bokeelia. email@example.com or 282-8488.
Hot Dog Contest - A sanctioned qualifier in Southwest Florida for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Contest at Coney Island is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Germain Arena. Men’s and women’s division winners receive airfare, hotel and per diem expenses to compete at the ESPN-televised finals. Today’s event includes live music, free hot dogs and giveaways. 11000 Everblades Pkwy. To register: bit.ly/FortMyersHotDogContest. 277-5600 or NathansFamousFortMyers.com.
Cool Cars - Edison & Ford Winter Estates hosts its annual Ford Thunderbird car show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as a tribute to Henry Ford, the pioneer of the automobile industry. Owners of Ford Thunderbirds exhibit their cars on Henry Ford’s lawn along the Caloosahatchee River. The event includes music by New Beginnings DJ. Free for members; $20 non-members (includes general admission). 334-7419 or www.EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.
Reuse & Repurpose - The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket hosts a free iRecycle workshop from 10-11 a.m. A collection drive of unused electronics takes place during GreenMarket from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visual artist and technology enthusiast Gerard Damiano offers solutions for reusing, repurposing and recycling eWaste during the free presentation. The event is sponsored by gerardist.com and the Southwest Florida Hackerspace. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org.
Benefit Event - The inaugural Survive & Thrive 5K Run/Walk, benefiting the Teen Program at Quality Life Center, takes place at FGCU. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 8. Use your brains and brawn to complete a series of obstacles spread out over the 5K route. An after-party follows in Cohen Center room 214. $25 adults; $10 under 12. 10501 FGCU Blvd. https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortMyers/SurviveandThriveObstacle5K.
Yoga Workshop - Yoga Bird presents “Chakras, Self-Discovery, and the Yoga Tradition” with Anna from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Create more strength and freedom in your practice on a journey through the chakra system, using discussion and asana. $40. 1400 Colonial Blvd. 936-6940 or yogabirdstudio.com.
Heritage Day - Calusa Heritage Day runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Randell Research Center. The history festival celebrates the Calusa legacy with speakers, replicators, guided walking and boat tours, exhibitors, children’s activities and more. $5. 13810 Waterfront Dr., Pineland. 283-2157 or https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/calusa-heritage-day/.
Piano Concert - Celebrated pianist and composer Robin Spielberg performs at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Nature Walk - Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 hosts a guided nature walk 9-10:30 a.m. at Galt Preserve. Volunteer naturalists identify and discuss native plants, wildlife and birds. Bring water bottle, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Free. 3661 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. 204-1125. www.conservation2020.org.
Mac N’ Cheese Event - Make-AWish ® Southern Florida’s Youth Leadership Committee hosts a Mac N’ Cheese challenge event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Estero High School. The fundraising event features more than a dozen restaurants and catering companies showcasing their mac n’ cheese creations. Guests will enjoy samples of the classic comfort food and vote for their favorite. $20. 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero. www.makeawishtickets.org.
ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents veteran singer-songwriter Jon Shain at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Church. Bill Fields opens. 2756 McGregor Blvd. Suggested donation: $15. 691-4069 or www.americanacma.org.
Cool Cars - A Car Cruise-In runs from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy classic and muscle cars plus music, dining and shopping. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.
’90s Music - The “I Love the ’90s Tour” comes to Germain Arena at 8 p.m. The show features Vanilla Ice, Naughty By Nature, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Rob Base, All-4-One and Young MC. $35-$90. 11000 Everblades Pkwy. 948- 7825 or www.germainarena.com.
Variety Show - The Storyteller Variety Show starts at 11 a.m. at the South County Regional Library. Sandi Sylver shares her talents in a coffee-house type performance for adult patrons. 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Registration required: 479-4636.
Music Fest - The Sanibel Music Festival continues its 31st consecutive season of bringing outstanding repertoire and artists to the island with a performance by the Opera Theater of Connecticut at 8 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational U.C.C. $45. 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 344-7025 or www.sanibelmusicfestival.org.
Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar presents live music with Rex Bongo & Friends from 3-6 p.m. Free admission. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693- 7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.
Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Brandi Edwards’ Junior Vocal Recital at 3 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.
Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Wildflower” from 4-6 p.m. ($30) and “Sanibel Causeway” from 7-9 p.m. ($32). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
Live Music - The Lauren Mitchell Band performs from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333- 2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Pet Party - Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest VIII from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Doggy Heaven at the Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers. Events include pet vendors, dog dock diving, pet portraits, a grooming booth, raffles, auctions, a GRRSWF Korean dog reunion tent and more. All breeds of well-mannered, leashed dogs are welcome. Admission and parking are free. Dog-related vendors are welcome. email@example.com or 369-0415.
Broadway & More - Broadway national touring and recording artist Mark Sanders performs at 2 p.m. at Iona Hall at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. The show includes a mix of Broadway’s best and jazz standards, plus stories about life in professional theater. $20 donation. 12171 Iona Road. 489-3973.
Concert Band - The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. at Estero High School. The Head of Keyboard
Studies at FGCU, Michael Baron, is the featured guest, performing “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. $10. 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero. www.bonitaspringsconcertband.com.
Music Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Kristen Weis’ Junior Violin Recital at 7:30 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.
Concert Series - Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre’s 12th annual Concert Series continues with “Abbafab” today and Monday. Show times vary; dinner and matinee concerts are offered. $65 dinner and the show; $40 show only. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
Chamber Music - The Estero Concert Series continues with music by J. Brahms and P. Haas at 4 p.m. at the Historic Art Hall at the Koreshan State Park. Performers include Ashley Leigh on clarinet, Bella Gutshtein on piano, John Marcy on cello, Geoffrey Day and Jennifer George on violin, Suzannah Chalick on viola and Brian Jordan on percussion. $42. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 596-8404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paint Session - Vino’s Picasso hosts a guided paint session themed “Amelia’s Birthday Party” from 1-3:30 p.m. $30. Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
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.
Music Event - The Americana Community Music Association and HBS host 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 Rd. 693-7111.
Tribute Show - Phil Dirt and the Dozers perform a Beach Boys Tribute Show at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. A buffet dinner is available from 6-7:15 p.m. $40-$65. 11515 Bonita Beach Rd. 389-8901 or wwwswflpac.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.
Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs host a screening of “Angels’ Share” 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.
Monday Film - BIG ARTS presents the Monday Night Film “The Clan” at 7 p.m. in Schein Hall. $10. 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel. www.bigarts.org or 395-0900.
Paint Session - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Peter Rabbit” (wood pallet) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($32) and “Peter Rabbit” (canvas) from 6:30-8 p.m. ($30). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
Big Band - The Stardust Memories Big Band presents a concert titled “TV/ Movie Themes” from 7-9 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41 Road. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. 823-7240.
Davis Gardens - The Berne Davis Gardens are open to the public from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 23. The botanical gardens include bromeliads, hibiscus, rare and tropical fruit, roses, herbs, native plants, orchids and a bonsai display. 2166 Virginia Ave.
Community Chorus - The BIG ARTS Spring Community Chorus Concert starts at 7 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Hall. 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. 395- 0900 or www.bigarts.org.
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. Suggestion donation $2. 8351 College Pkwy.
Illusionist - Illusionist Rick Thomas performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $38- $54. 11515 Bonita Beach Rd. 389-8901 or wwwswflpac.com.
Guitar Music - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents German Lopez- Guitarists at 8 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $20- $30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Flute Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Jossecarlo Romo Bocanegra’s Senior Flute Recital at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. 745-4268.
Film Series - The fifth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series presents the award-winning documentary film “Seed: The Untold Story” at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium. The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts the free biweekly film series. Seating is free, but limited. dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/lecture-and-film-series.
Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Picasso Bleu” from 4-5:30 p.m. ($30) and “Poinciana Tree” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($30). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar hosts an Open Stage Blues Jam from 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 5641 Buckingham Rd. 693-7111.
Live Music - Los Lonely Boys perform at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $30-$45. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Film Screening - A special film screening of “Persona Non Grata” starts at 6 p.m. March 30 at FGCU’s Cohen Center in room 214. The film tells the story of Chiune Sugihara, commonly referred to as “Japan’s Schindler.” Free and open to the public. 10501 FGCU Blvd. N. www.fgcu.edu/HC.
Concert Series - The Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts Winter Concert Series presents Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr. in concert from 7-9 p.m. March 30 at the Fish-Tale Marina Propeller Lounge. $25. www.friendsoftheartsfmb.com or 463-3600.
Benefit Event - The 21st annual Benefit Dinner for Lifeline Family Center starts at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at McGregor Baptist Church. David A. R. White, the producer and actor in “God’s Not Dead” and nearly 20 other faith-based films, is the guest speaker. Tickets to the VIP reception with Mr. White are available from $1,000 for four people and include dinner. Tickets without the VIP reception are $70 each or $400 for a table of eight. 242-7238 or www.lifelinefamilycenter.org/benefit-dinner.
Fashion Show - The sixth annual Art Walks The Runway runs March 30-Aprl 1 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Experience the best in local fashion as local and regional boutiques present their hottest looks. Cocktails start at 7 p.m. followed by the show at 8 p.m. The event includes a kickoff VIP party. Prices vary. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.
Fundraising Event - Lighthouse of SWFL and Mike Greenwell’s 31 Produce hosts the seventh annual Dining in the Dark fundraising event at 5 p.m. April 1 at 31 Produce. The “Farm to Table Country Affair” includes a “Country Corral” complete with carnival games and carriage rides with Clydesdale horses, blindfolded dining, an open bar, dancing to country band Rebel Heart and live and silent auctions. $75 per person; $500 for a table of eight. 18500 State Road 31, Alva. www.dininginthedarkswfl.com, 997-7797 or email@example.com.
Juried Exhibit - The juried exhibits “After Rauschenberg” and “Pressing Matters” run through April 29 at BIG ARTS Phillips and Founders galleries. An artist reception starts at 5:30 p.m. March 24. 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. 395-0900 or www.bigarts.org.
Photo Exhibit - The Radical Eye International Contemporary Photography Exhibit runs through April 29 at the Aldo Castillo Gallery at Miromar Design Center. The exhibition I pen to the public Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit includes diverse photography works by world acclaimed artists and is curated by Aldo Castillo.10800 Corkscrew Rd., Suite 390, Estero. (312) 375-8887, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.aldocastillogallery.com.
DAAS Exhibit - The Danielle Branchaud exhibit “Synchronicity” runs through April 1 at the DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery. 1400 Colonial Blvd., Ste. 84. 590-8645 or daascoop.com.
Art Event - Harbour View Gallery presents work by March Featured Artists Zdenka Fiala, stained glass jewelry, and Jean Stanish, palm fronds, through March. 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Suite 104, Cape Coral. 540-5789 or email@example.com.
Art Exhibit - Arts for ACT Gallery presents work by Peter Stilton and new works by co-op artists through April 3. 2265 First St. http://www.artsforactgallery.com or 939-2553.
Featured Artist - Linda Steele is the Arts of the Inland featured artist for the month of March. Her photographic art is on display in the Lehigh Regional Gallery from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 1500 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres. firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-5849.
Sanibel Exhibit - The “Audubon Inspiration” exhibit, curated by Cello Bennett, widow of the late artist Gale Bennett (1939-2008), along with artists Marcy Calkins and Jane Hudson, can be seen at the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge visitor & Education Center on Sanibel through April 30. The exhibit features the work of a group of local fine artists. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 472-1100. dingdarlingsociety.org.
Typography Exhibit - The Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts present the “Visual Language: The Art of Typography and Creative Writing” exhibition through March 30 in the Art- Lab Gallery. The exhibit is co-curated by graphic design instructor Sasha Minsky and writing instructor Jesse Millner. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors. artgallery.fgcu.edu, 590-7199 or email@example.com.
Comedy Night - Gulf Coast Comedy presents nationally touring comedians at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa through April 5. $15. gulfcoastcomedy.com or 542-3869.
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 Capt’n Fishbones discounts are available during the show. 2787 Tamiami Trl. N. Fort Myers. 292-9360.
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.
Butterfly House - The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife offer hosted tours of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral. Free admission. 549-4606 or www.CapeParks.com.
Historical Village - The Sanibel Historical Village is open for the season, with hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. $10 adults. 472-4648 or www.sanibelmuseum.org.
Model Train - Free tours of the 40-foot-by-40-foot miniature train display are offered from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Creativity Center on The Island at Shell Point. Spot hundreds of recognizable geographic landmarks representing notable sites throughout Florida during complimentary tours. 15000 Shell Point Blvd. Call 454-2290 for groups of 10 or more.
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.
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.
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.bananabaytourcompany.com.
Legends & Legacy - True Tours offers a Legends and Legacy Tour at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. The tour reveals the legacy of civic-minded and philanthropic men and women in the area. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops 2200 First St. $16. For reservations: 945-0405 or (800) 979-3370. www.Truetours.net.
Haunted Tours - True Tours offers Haunted Tours through the historic Fort Myers River District from 8-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tours are also offered at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. 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 or (800) 979-3370. www.Truetours.net.
History Tours - True Tours offers River District History Tours from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays and 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 or (800) 979- 3370. www.Truetours.net.
Car Cruise - The Shell Factory and Nature Park hosts Larry Day and his Cruise In from 4-7:30 p.m. every Monday in the front parking lot adjacent to U.S. 41. 2787 N. Tamiami Trl., North Fort Myers. larrycruisinlist-swfl.com.
Matlacha Tour - True Tours offers a Flavors of Matlacha tour at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. The tour is a history, public art, eco and taste adventure covering Matlacha’s salty history with the signature tastes of this fishing village that transformed itself into an artist colony. $18. Tours start at The Old Fish House Marina Restaurant, 4530 Pine Island Rd. For reservations: 945-0405 or www.truetours.net
Historical Site - The Mound House is open to visitors, with Calusa Shell Mound Tours, guided beach walks at Newton Beach Park, 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.
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. ¦