February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

THEATER REVIEW

A doubt-less ‘Doubt’ misses the point altogether

“What do you do when you aren’t sure?” asks Father Flynn at the opening of “Doubt: A Parable.” He’s giving a sermon about doubt to a congregation that recently experienced the assassination of President John F. More...

Kids in the Kitchen seeks sports equipment

The Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen annual event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The event will take place at the Harlem Heights Community Park and lunch will be provided to the first 250 kids and their parents. More...

‘This Means War’

Is it worth $10? Yes

“This Means War” has so much handsomeness, beauty and charm that it almost makes you forget how bad a movie it is. Almost. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Kenneth D Rowe

¦ Favorite artist: Albert Paley ¦ When did you first discover your creative talents? More...

Learn the art of growing organic produce

Why can't I grow a decent tomato? What can I plant when the weather’s getting hot? Can I propagate my own basil? Are there organic ways to control caterpillars? More...

‘Fire Dance’ to debut in Centennial Park

The city of Fort Myers began the installation of “Fire Dance,” a largescale sculpture in Centennial Park, on Jan. 24. More...

All Star Jam features classic rock greats

The All Star Jam at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will feature wellknown classic rock musicians with a 4 p.m. pre-show and 7 p.m. performance Saturday Feb. 25. More...

George meets Georges

72-year-old icon who still likes challenges welcomes one in ‘La Cage aux Folles’

George Hamilton likes a challenge. And what better challenge can a 72-year-old icon have than as a gay club owner? George, meet Georges. That’s his character in the touring production of “La Cage aux Folles,” which plays Feb. More...

Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers kick off concert series

Bring your chairs, blankets and coolers and join your neighbors on the lawn at the Alliance for the Arts at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, for the kick off of this year’s Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series. More...

Catch an opera from The Met at your local movie theater

Opera aficionados can see The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Ernani” live in high-definition at movie theaters around the country beginning at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. More...

Concert to feature Brubeck tribute to Ansel Adams

The Gulf Coast Symphony presents a moving patriotic concert, “AMERICA!” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The concert will feature the southeastern U.S. More...

‘The Fault in Our Stars’

by John Green (Dutton Juvenile, $17.99)

Hazel and Augustus are teens struggling, as all teens do, with the meaning of life and love. More...

Living your dreams at home

GIVING

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy announced the Peace Corps and I could hardly wait to sign up. But life was simpler then — my father said “no,” so I went to law school instead and envied my classmates who went. More...

CAPSULES

Safe House .½ (Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga) Young CIA Agent Matt Weston (Reynolds) attempts to keep rogue former agent Tobin Frost (Washington) in custody as they travel through South Africa. More...

Alliance brings in spring at Bell Tower Shops

Celebrate the beginning of spring from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, with the Alliance for the Arts during the first annual Spring Art Affair at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. More...

‘Organica’ features work of two visually stunning artists

The new exhibition “Organica,” featuring work by Minnesota painter Robert Patrick and Miami mixed-media and fabric artist Regina Jestrow, opens with a reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Alliance for the Arts. More...

Local photographer’s distinct images on display

In One Instant Gallery of Photography will welcome back local photographer Michael John Andersen with an opening reception from 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 2. His handmade prints were seen at the gallery last year in February. More...

Sanibel Historical Village to host Shellabration

From the weathered whelks in front of Miss Charlotta’s Tea Room to the still-brown horse conch acting as a centerpiece on the porch of the Morning Glories home, seashells abound at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, just as they did in More...

COMING UP AT BIG ARTS

BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. For tickets and discounted subscription rates, call 395-0900, the Strauss Theater box office at 472-6862 or visit www.BIGARTS. org. More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

The clues point the way

The secret of good declarer play lies mostly in visualizing how the unseen cards are divided and putting this knowledge to effective use. More...

This week on WGCU TV

¦ THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 9 P.M. POV Racing Dreams Experience a year in the life of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. ¦ FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 9 P.M. Great Performances Memphis More...