October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

GIVING

Women making a difference

The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is thrilled to announce its first grant from WLF endowed funds, to be awarded at the group’s fall luncheon on Friday, Oct. 28. More...

FW WRITERS CHALLENGE

Write for a chance to attend the Sanibel Writers Conference

One winner of the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge will attend the Sanibel Writers Conference taking place Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-6, at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Island Public Library. More...

Left Behind

It started with the little thingsChocolate squirteesAnd Halloween candyThe little dress that grandma madeThen childhood braces left behindBefore we knewReport card grades andGraduation partiesWere in the past Today, she will pauseDriving home from wo More...

Sample the arts and fine food at Taste of the Arts

The second annual Taste of the Arts, a showcase of Lee County’s upcoming cultural season, will be held from 4–8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. More...

Herb Strauss season opens with classic tale of marital discord

After its successful run in 2010, The Laboratory Theater of Florida's production of “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is being revived on Sanibel at Herb Strauss Theater for eight nights only. Performances are at 8 p.m. More...

Hispanic Institute at Hodges hosts free lecture on Latin music and dance history

The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University will host a free lecture on Latin music and dance history, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Hodges’ Fort Myers campus, 4501 Colonial Blvd. More...

‘Cooking For Gracie: The Making of a Parent From Scratch’

by Keith Dixon (Random House, $22)

For years, writer Keith Dixon powered himself through difficult days by visualizing the mouthwatering and timeconsuming recipes he was going to make when he got home from work. More...

Female form goes on display at Art Walk

Market America Realty will feature the work of renowned photographic artist Doug Heslep in an exhibit titled “A Stunning Perspective — Fine Art Nudes.” The courtyard reception will take place during Art Walk from 6–10 p.m. More...

Artists win with trash

A diptych piece comprised of road debris and photographs by Dot Lingren titled “Tribute to Bob’s Barricades” was named Best in Show of “Refuse Repurposed,” a juried show at the Alliance for the Arts. More...

daas Gallery gets dark with ‘Black Rain’

A dark, eerie sense will take over the walls of daas Gallery during Halloween weekend and throughout November with “Artifacts of the Black Rain: The Art of Tony ‘Chainsaw’ Myles” The exhibit brings suspenseful images straight More...

Feasting on the arts

ARTS COMMENTARY

I live for those shows that make me lean forward in my seat, so not to miss a thing. I love when my eyes, ears, mind and soul feel as if they’re experiencing something new. More...

‘Footloose’

Is it worth $10? Yes

Let’s be honest: The original “Footloose” (1984) was memorable because it made Kevin Bacon a star and it had a classic ’80s soundtrack (Kenny Loggins, we miss you). More...

FW WRITERS CHALLENGE

And It Goes Around

I’m riding my bikeRiding my bike down the streetDown the street that I live onLike I used to do when I was 10But that was a long time agoSuch a very long time ago More...

Families to Fall for the Arts

The Alliance for the Arts is kicking off the fall season with Fall for the Arts, a free family festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10091 McGregor Blvd. just south of Colonial Boulevard. More...

Two artists paired for ‘Journey’

“Journey to an Exhibition,” featuring painter Pat Dunn and sculptor Yuri Tarnawiecki, is open at the BIG ARTS Founders Gallery through Nov. 29. An artists reception will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 9 P.M. A Cemetery Special More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Famous hand

A partnership generally does best to select the suit that contains the greatest number of cards in the two combined hands as the trump suit. More...

Learn to use video to sell books

The Pine Island Writers will present a workshop with Doug MacGregor from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12, on producing book trailers with iMovie. You have published your masterpiece. Now, how do you make sure the whole world knows about it? More...

Major national art show calls for artists

The Visual Arts Center has announced the call to artists for its eighth Biennial National Art Exhibition. All artists, locally and internationally, are invited to enter work into this juried show. More...

Ghostly tales to be told at Burroughs Home

Those who love tales of ghosts and goblins will want to be part of Spirits on the Gulf at the Burroughs Home, Fort Myers, on Friday, Oct. 28. More...