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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom - By Theatre Conspiracy Feb. 24-March 11 at the Alliance for the Arts Foulds Theater. A talkback with Director Sonya McCarter and cast follows the March 5 performance. $24 adults; $11 students. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org.
The Importance of Being Earnest - At Cultural Park Theater Feb. 25-March 5. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862 or http://culturalparktheater.com.
Drinking Habits 2 - Caught in the Act - At Firehouse Community Theatre Feb. 23-26 and March 2-5. 241 N. Bridge St. LaBelle. (863) 675-3066.
LOUIS-and-ELLA - At the BIG ARTS Strauss Theater through Feb. 28. 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 472-6862 or www.bigarts.org.
The Foreigner - By FGCU TheatreLab through Feb. 26 at the FGCU Arts Complex. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26. A post-performance follows the Feb. 25 matinee. $10 public; $7 students. www.fgcu.edu/CAS/BSMA.
To Kill a Mockingbird - By Florida Repertory Theatre through March 8 in the historic Arcade Theater. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
Burn This - By Laboratory Theater of Florida at 8 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 25. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0841 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
Shear Madness - By Florida Repertory Theatre through March 12 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
The Savannah Sipping Society - By the Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through March 4. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
Anything Goes - By Broadway Palm Theatre through April 1. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
Dead Accounts - By The Naples Players through Feb. 26 at Sugden Community Theater, Naples. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - By Gulfshore Playhouse through March 12 at The Norris Center, Naples. (844) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
Amadeus - By TheatreZone through Feb. 19 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road, Naples. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezoneflorida.com.
Pops II: The Gershwin Experience - By the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. March 3 and 4 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Conducted by Maestro Nir Kabaretti, the show features Broadway star Lisa Vroman, who starred for several years as Christine Daaé in the Broadway production of “Phantom of the Opera.” $27-$87. 418-1500, 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Old Timers Event - The 22nd annual Old Timers’ Dinner starts at 5 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic Center. Catered by Cassie’s Cracker Cookin’ & Catering, the event is the unofficial kick-off to LaBelle’s Swamp Cabbage Festival Weekend. The event includes live and dessert auctions, a 50/50 drawing and more to benefit LaBelle Heritage Museum. $25. www.labelleheritagemuseum.org or 910-1538.
Mollusks & More - Cookies with the Curator starts at 2 p.m. at the Bailey- Matthews National Shell Museum. Science Director and Curator José H. Leal, Ph.D. offers a half-hour presentation about neat adaptations and cool things mollusks do for a living. Cookies are served. Free with paid admission. 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. 395-2233 or www.shellmuseum.org.
Art Opening - The Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts present an opening reception for the “Visual Language: The Art of Typography and Creative Writing” exhibition from 5-7 p.m. in the ArtLab Gallery. The exhibit, co-curated by graphic design instructor Sasha Minsky and writing instructor Jesse Millner, runs through March 30. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors. artgallery.fgcu.edu, 590-7199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classic Rock - Kansas comes to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. With a career spanning more than four decades, the band is one of America’s iconic classic rock groups. $40-$95. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
County Fair - The 93rd Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair is set for today through March 5 at the Lee Civic Center and Fairgounds. The event includes rides, a huge variety of entertainment, 4-H livestock exhibits, shows and sales, crafts, baked goods, workshops and more. Specials and discounts are available, ranging from Sneak Peek Thursday (Feb. 23), with a $15 special for admission and rides, to Harry Chapin Food Bank Night (Feb. 27) with free admission for three cans of donated food. Military and Senior Day is March 1, with $5 admission from 11 a.m-5 p.m. swflcfair.com.
Cultural Fair - Greek Fest runs today through Sunday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. 8210 Cypress Lake Dr. 481-2099.
Play Reading - Florida Repertory Theatre reads selections from “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 2 p.m. at the South County Regional Library. 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy., Estero. Free, but registration required: 479-4636.
Comedy Show - Grandma Lee performs tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Live Music - Dan Miller & the Lew Del Gatto Quartet perform at 7 p.m. at The Barrel Room. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Funny Guy - Frank DelPizzo and Friends performs at 8 p.m. at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. $10. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Paint Session - Vino’s Picasso hosts Paint What You Want from 3:30-6 p.m. ($15) and a guided paint session themed “Wild Flower” 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.
Tribute Show - “Livin’ in the USA,” a Linda Ronstadt Dinner Tribute Show, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55 for dinner and the show; $40 general admission. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Legendary Singer - Tony Bennett returns to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. $89.50-$125. 13350 FSW Pkwy. www.bbmannpah.com or 481-4849.
Choral Fest - The fourth annual Sing Out Choral Festival is set for today and Saturday at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Led by Dr. Trent Brown, Sing Out begins with a workshop at 6 p.m. tonight, followed by rehearsals and a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is “Mass Appeal.” 10051 Plantation Road. $50 per participant: www.symphonicchorale.org. Concert tickets are $10-$30. 560-5695.
Psychic Readings - Locally renowned clairvoyant and medium Dr. Robert Allen Fahey hosts a Public Psychic Gallery at 5 p.m. at Perk and Brew in Cape Coral. Appetizers are available with a cash bar. All ticket holders receive a reading. $128. 244-1262 or www.faheyevents.com.
FGCU Concert - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Giuseppe Mariotti, an Italian pianist from Japan, at 7:30 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. $10 for the general public; $7 for students. www.fgcu.edu/CAS/BSMA.
Book Sale - A Used Book Sale is set for today through Monday at the South County Regional Library. The sale includes fiction, non-fiction and children’s books for $1 each. 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy.
Healing Circle - Healing the Healers: Reiki Healing Circle with Lenka Spiska is set for 2:30-4 p.m. at the Happehatchee Center. All healers and Reiki practitioners on any level are encouraged to come give and receive. $15; proceeds benefit the center. 8791 Corkscrew Road, Estero. email@example.com or 992-5455.
Musical Improv - Master improvisers contrive an off-the-cuff musical production in “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $37-$47. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Jazz Music - The Fred Moyer Jazz Trio performs at 7 p.m. at The Woodlands - Grand Cypress Room at Shell Point as part of the Concerts and Conversations Series. $26. 14441 Woodsong Lane. 454-2067.
Hoops Show - The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.
Multi-Media Cabaret - Late Night with Leonard Bernstein starts at 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Cocktails start at 7. $29 in advance; $35 at the door. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.
Tribute Show - A Peace of Woodstock Tribute Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. A dinner buffet opens at 6 p.m. $44-$65. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Lecture Series - The “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series presents Will Harlan, author of “Untamed: The Biography of Carol Ruckdeschel,” 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.
Blues Tunes - The Marty Stokes Band performs from 9 p.m.-midnight at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333- 2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Blues Tunes - The Bruce Katz Band performs from 8-11 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. $10 admission; no smoking inside. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693- 7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.
Live Music - Electric Lipstick performs from 6-9 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Free. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Rock Out - Coconut Point kicks off its monthly concert series with the ‘80s Icon Band from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Bring chairs for seating. 23106 Fashion Dr. 992-9966.
Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Home Sweet Home” from 4-6 p.m. ($32) and “Tree Frog” (stencil) from 7-9 p.m. ($40). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
Comedy Show - Bobby Collins performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
‘Talent’ Winner - “America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator performs at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 13350 FSW Pkwy. $49-$89.50. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Benefit Event - “Run 4 The Cause,” a 5K Fun Run & Walk to support Christy’s Cause, starts at 8:45 a.m. at Living Waters Church. Christy’s Cause is a local nonprofit working to eradicate child sex trafficking. Registration is at 7 a.m. $30 to register. 22100 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero. www.christyscause.com/run4thecause.
Fishing Seminars - Old Pine Island Marine & Tackle hosts a series of free fishing seminars from 10 a.m.-noon. The series covers fishing inshore, offshore, fly fishing, proper gear, tackle, bait, rigs and more. Classes include water, snacks and raffle prizes. Bring a chair for seating. 3187 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. www.pineislandfishingseminars.com.
Psychic Show - Locally renowned clairvoyant and medium Dr. Robert Allen Fahey appears at a dinner, demo and psychic reading at 5:30 p.m. at Shangri La Springs. VIP tickets for the dinner demo are sold out but audience tickets are still available. $50. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. www.faheyevents.com.
Romance Writers - The Southwest FL Romance Writers meets from 1-4 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Fire Station at 27701 Bonita Grande Dr., Bonita Springs. The presentation covers aspects of writing novels: craft, publishing, marketing, etc. For info and list of speakers: www.SWFRW.org.
Craft Bazaar - The Brookdale Basketeers Club holds its Annual Bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Brookdale Bonita Springs. The event features handcrafted pine needle baskets, jewelry, ornaments and other items on display and available for purchase. 26850 S. Bay Dr. 948-2600. https://sites.google.com/site/brookdalebasketeers/.
History Program - The Lee Trust for Historic Preservation and Friends of Mound Key host a free public event focused on the Spanish Mission period in Florida history. Titled “Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Southeastern Indians and Spanish Missions,” the program runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Florida Southwestern State College, Auditorium U-102. The program brings together five preeminent scholars in American Indian languages and mission period history and archaeology. 8099 College Pkwy. To register: www.heritage-matters.org/mound-key-events.
Gun Show - A Gun Show is set for today and Sunday at the SWFL Military Museum. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $6 admission; $1 off with trade brought in. 4820 Leonard St., Cape Coral. http://www.swfmm.org/.
Fishing Expo - Sunshine Ace Hardware holds its second annual Reel in the Sunshine expo from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The free event features vendor demonstrations from more than 40 brands, plus seminars by area fishing captains, sales, giveaways and more. 9100 Bonita Beach Road. 992-0169.
Trolley Event - The South Cape Coral Hospitality & Entertainment Association hosts the fourth annual South Cape Mardi Gras Trolley Event from 7-11 p.m. Attendees visit 12 participating nightspots to enjoy live music, line dancing, specialty drinks, karaoke and more. $10 in advance. http://www.southcapeentertainment.com.
Book Signing - Local cartoonist and author Doug MacGregor demonstrates cartooning and signs his books from 1-4 p.m. at the Edison Ford Shoppe at the Bell Tower Shops. Books can be purchased at the store. 334-7419.
Awards Event - The Gulf Coast Writers Association hosts a special awards celebration from 10 a.m.-noon at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. The winners of the 2016 Annual Writing Contest will be announced. The event includes live jazz and light refreshments. Free for first-time guests. (770) 906-7885.
Nature Walk - Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 hosts a guided nature walk 9-10:30 a.m. at Galt Preserve, 3661 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. Volunteer naturalists will identify and discuss native plants, wildlife and birds. Bring water bottle, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Free. No registration required. 204-1125 or www.conservation2020.org.
Here Come The Brides - Bridal Blast 2017 brings the area’s top wedding vendors to Germain Arena from 1-4 p.m. $5. www.bridalblastfla.com.
Gypsy Sound - Velvet Caravan performs music rooted in Gypsy and Latin jazz at 8 p.m. at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25-$35. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.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.
ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents alt country/Americana duo Swearingen & Kelli, with Mangrove Flats opening, at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Church. $15 suggested donation. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691-4069 or www.americanacma.org.
Canine Cruise - Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark from 8-11:30 a.m. Bring your dog aboard the M/V Edison Explorer for a sightseeing cruise along the Caloosahatchee River, followed by a visit to Picnic Island. The trip departs from The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 W. First St. $44. 919-2965 or www.purefl.com.
Art Event - Island Conclave Fine Art Gallery hosts a Gallery Arts & Crafts Fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Work by SWFL crafters and demos by gallery artists are planned. 5101 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia. 282-8488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Sunflower” from 4-6 p.m. ($36) and “Bonita’s Wonder” from 7-9 p.m. ($36). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
Music Series - The Koreshan Music Series starts at 1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays in the historic Art Hall at Koreshan State Historic Site. Concerts are free with park admission. Today’s performers are pianists Yun Cao and Rebecca Roucant of the FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992- 0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.
Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in February 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 email@example.com.
Blues Tunes - Danny Brooks performs from 8-11 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. $10; no smoking inside. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.
Live Music - Mike Imbasciani & His Bluez Rockerz perform from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Solo Show - Travis Tritt performs at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $49 general admission. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Photo Presentation - National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths offers a special presentation on her work at 6:30 p.m. at Sanibel Community Church. The event, sponsored by The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva, includes a Q&A, a book signing and a reception. Free and open to the public. 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Bicycling and Birding - Audubon of SWFL hosts a bicycle tour of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge at 8 a.m. Meet in the main parking lot ($1 entrance fee for bicyclists). The trip follows an 8-mile route along Wildlife Drive. Bring bicycle, binoculars, camera and water. https://www.audubonswfl.org.
Junior Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Marlina Karimi’s Junior Clarinet Recital at 7:30 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.
Classical Music - The Estero Concert Series presents the music of Mozart and Arensky at 4 p.m. in the historic Art Hall at the Koreshan State Historic Site. Performing artists include Suzanne Kirton on flute; Bella Gutshtein on piano; Boris Sandler on violin; John T. Posadas on viola; and Adam Satinsky on cello. $42; includes park entry. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 596-8404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choral Concert - The Bethune- Cookman Chorale performs from 4-5:30 p.m. at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church as part of the second annual Concert Series. The ensemble from a historically black university performs a wide range of choral works, including secular works, traditional hymns and gospel selections. Free, but donations welcome. 8570 Cypress Lake Drive. 482- 1250, email@example.com or www.cypresslakeumc.com.
Celebrative Services - Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ presents two special celebrative services in the spirit of Mardi Gras, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Both services feature music by members of the Island Jazz band, plus balloons and beads. The public is welcome. 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. www.sanibelucc.org or 472-0497.
Big Band - The Southwest Florida Big Band performs a big band concert from 3-5 p.m. at Miromar Outlets near the Restaurant Piazza. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com/.
Tasty Fare - Taste of the Cape runs from noon-6 p.m. at Four Freedoms Park. The day includes a celebration of culinary arts and music, with an international array of food from more than 20 restaurants, plus craft beer, margaritas and wine. A Symphony at Sunset concludes the day. Free admission. 549- 6900 or http://tasteofcapecoral.com.
Bluegrass Concert - Palmgrass presents Bluegrass in the Theatre from 2-5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts. Featured bands are Pete & Sylvia, Bluegrass Central Band and Captain Joe & the Bottom Feeders. $10; advance tickets recommended. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787 or www.artinlee.org.
Musical Sensation - Jackie Evancho performs live in concert at 7 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Outdoor Concert - The Bonita Springs Concert Band presents “Hooray for Hollywood” from 2-4 p.m. at Riverside Park. The free concert includes Hollywood movie classics. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. Refreshments are available. www.bonitaspringsconcertband.com or 322-7276.
Habañero - Enjoy jazz selections from the 1954 musical film “Carmen Jones,” based on Bizet’s “Carmen,” at 3 p.m. at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts a guided paint session themed “Poinciana Tree” from 1-3 p.m. ($36). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
The Velvet Voice - Johnny Mathis performs at 7 p.m. at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
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.
Concert Series - Broadway Palm’s 12th annual Concert Series presents “Changes in Latitude: The Jimmy Buffet Concert Experience” today and Monday. Tonight’s performance is at 7 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday’s concerts start at 1:15 and 7:30 p.m. with meals preceding. $65 meal and the show; $40 show only. 1380 Colonia Blvd. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
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.
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.
Tribute Show - A Tribute to Hank Williams Jr. Dinner Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55; doors open at 6 p.m. $40-$60. 11515 Bonita Beach Rd. $35-$55. 389-8901 or wwwswflpac.com.
Hypnosis Show - Hypnotist Gary Conrad performs at the Laugh In Comedy Club at 7:30 p.m. $15. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Author Event - The Friends of South County Regional Library host their annual “Meet The Author Luncheon” at noon at Wildcat Country Club. Registration starts at 11 a.m. Guest author Kim Van Alkemade discusses her historical novel “Orphan #8,” the story of 4-year-old Rachael Rabinowitz who was placed in the Hebrew Orphanage in New York City in 1919 after The Great War. $30 for Friends members; $34 nonmembers. 390-1362.
Poetry Event - Award-winning poet Dan Albergotti holds a book signing and poetry reading at 4:30 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus bookstore and will also be available for purchase during the event. Free and open to the public. 489-9472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Braun Balsai’s Senior Percussion Recital at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.
Classical Ballet - The Community Concert Association hosts The Moscow Festival Ballet performing the classical ballet “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481- 4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Musical Tribute - A Michael Bublé Tribute Dinner Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55 for dinner and the show; $38 general admission. 11515 Bonita Beach Rd. $35-$55. 389-8901 or wwwswflpac.com.
Monday Film - BIG ARTS presents the Monday Night Film “Embrace the Serpent” at 7 p.m. in Schein Hall. $10. 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel. www.bigarts.org or 395-0900.
Yoga With Cats - Gulf Coast Humane Society and SoniYoga present the second “Meow Maste” from 6-7:15 p.m. at the GCHS Administration building. Enjoy a yoga session instructed by SoniYoga’s David Anderson in the company of cats. $15. 2010 Arcadia St. 332-0364 or http://www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org.
Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs host a screening of “In Bloom” 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 guided paint session themed “Fleur De Lis” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $32; 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 “Count Basie/Duke Ellington” from 7-9 p.m. at Riverside Park. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. $5 suggested donation. 10451 Old 41 Road. www.stardustmemoriesbigband.com/shows.htm or 823-7240.
Musical Program - Dave Kilbride presents “Rock Around the Clock” at 2 p.m. at the South County Regional Library. The program is a tuneful journey through the hits of the 1940s-’60s. 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Registration required: 479-4636.
Dixieland Music - The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. $16. 15100 Shell Point Blvd. 454-2067 or www.shellpoilnt.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.
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.
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 today 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.
Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar hosts an Open Stage Blues Jam from 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 5641 Buckingham Rd. 693-7111.
Irish Dance - The Rhythm of the Dance, the National Dance Company of Ireland, performs a dinner show at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55-$65 for dinner and the show. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.swflpac.com.
State Day - Bootleggers Waterfront BBQ hosts Minnesota State Day from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event includes football, tailgate games, food, drinks and more. 2200 Main St., Fort Myers Beach. 463-3043.
Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Aloe” from 4-5:30 p.m. ($32) and “Island Vacation” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($36). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.
Comedy Show - The Off the Hook Comedy Club presents a Craft Load of Laughs Comedy Showcase at 8 p.m. $7. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Live Music - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Band at 8 p.m. March 2 at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. $55-$65.
Church Concert - Two Wartburg College music ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. Part of the ensembles’ 2017 Southeast Tour, the concert features the Waverly, Iowa, college’s Castle Singers and Kammerstreicher, a string ensemble. Free, but donations welcome. 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. www.sanibelucc.org or 472-0497.
Journalism Discussion - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr. leads a “Journalism as Activism” panel discussion at 2 p.m. March 2 in the Rush Auditorium at the Florida South- Western State College Thomas Edison Campus. The panel includes local journalists Melanie Payne of The N ews- Press and Chris Cifatte of WINK News, who will discuss journalism’s impact on society and how it stimulates change. Free and open to the public. 8099 College Pkwy. 433-6930.
Sunset Concert - Friends of Lovers Key presents local singers and songwriters Mike McMillian, Bill Metts and Karen Cohen from 4:30 p.m. to sunset March 2. Free with regular park entry. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org.
Art Event - The River District Alliance presents Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. March 3 and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4 in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy exhibits and demos in 14 participating galleries plus live music, kids zones, dining and shopping. http://www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.
Art Opening - Arts for ACT Gallery hosts an opening reception for work by Peter Stilton, new works by co-op artists and its annual Art Sale from 6-10 p.m. March 3 during Art Walk. The exhibit continues through April 3. 2265 First St. http:// www.artsforactgallery.com or 939-2553.
Ticket to India - India Association of Fort Myers hosts India Fest with food, music, dance and vendors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4 at the Estero Community Center. $5. www.raagafl.org.
Showstopper - The Hit Men perform with the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. March 4 at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
Chamber Concert - Members of Naples Philharmonic perform works by Reicha and Beethoven at 3 p.m. March 5. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
Cruisin’ - Smokey Robinson performs at 8 p.m. March 6 at Artis— Naples. 597- 1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
February Art - Harbour View Gallery presents work by Featured Artists Vicki Glynn, watercolor paintings, and Martha Grattan, pottery, through February. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Ste. 104, Cape Coral. 540-5789 or email@example.com.
Alliance Exhibit - The Alliance for the Arts presents its February exhibition, “Lynn Davison,” through Feb 25. Work by Alicia Schmidt is on display in the Member Gallery. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org.
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.
Fine Art - “The Itty Bitty Art Exhibit” is on display through March 18 in the BIG ARTS Founders Gallery. The exhibit features tiny 2-D treasures of wide and varying mediums. The Petticoat Painters of Sarasota exhibit is on display through March 18 in the Phillips Gallery, with a reception set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 for both shows. 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. 395-0900 or www.bigarts.org.
FGCU Exhibit - The Matt Shlian: Telemetry Exhibition is on display through March 2 in the Main Gallery at the FGCU Arts Complex. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Free and open to the public.
Featured Art - The Arts for ACT Gallery presents work by featured artists Peter Zell and Yvonne Krystman through Feb. 27. 2265 First St. 337-5050 or www.artsforactgallery.com.
FSW Art - Florida SouthWestern State College presents the “Ann Hamilton: Phora” exhibit through March 18 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery. The exhibit explores the origins of public speaking from the first forums to ongoing political debate. 8099 College Pkwy. 489-9313 or www.RauschenbergGallery.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.
Butterfly House - The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife offer 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. ¦