March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

THEATER REVIEW

A marvelous ‘Red’ that doesn’t match your sofa

There’s a moment in “Red” when William McNulty, as the painter Mark Rothko, roars at his young assistant: “I AM HERE TO STOP YOUR HEART, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? I AM HERE TO MAKE YOU THINK! More...

‘John Carter’

Is it worth $10? No

“John Carter” tries to do everything and accomplishes nothing. More...

Stimulating, tender ‘In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play’ latest from Lab Theater

The Laboratory Theater presents “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play” at 8 p.m. through Saturday, March 24, at 1634 Woodford Ave., on the corner of Second Street and Woodford Avenue in FortMyers.Therewillalsobea2p.m. 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...

Film documents search of Argentina’s lost children

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies hosts a screening of “The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the More...

Film considers the income gap

Local filmaker Bob Bivona will present “How Wide Can Income and Wealth Inequality Get Before We Snap?” from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Dunbar Library Meeting Room, 3095 Blount St., Fort Myers. More...

Three Catholic cardinals spur a sea change in religious history

¦ “Cushing, Spellman, O’Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations,” by Rabbi James Rudin. Eerdmans. 157 pages. $18. More...

Mastersingers concert to feature Handel, Haydn and Fauré

Masterpieces from three musical periods by a trio of immortal composers will be this year’s treat for audiences of the major spring concert of the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. More...

Peace River National Art Festival returns to Laishley Park

Charlotte County’s only outdoor juried fine arts show, the sixth annual Peace River National Art Festival returns to Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18. A $3 donation is requested. More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Steppingstone to success

Lack of sufficient entries can be very bothersome at times, and many contracts fail solely because declarer lacks communication from one hand to the other. More...

Fort Myers Film Festival ready to roll

The red carpet rolls out for the second annual Fort Myers Film Festival March 21-25, with screenings of 77 films and numerous other events taking place at four venues. More...

‘The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man’s Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World’s Most Terrifying Killers’

by Pete Earley (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $24.99)

This is a disturbing book that is so unsettling it will make most readers squirm. More...

We heart Bonita

GIVING

We have all seen them. The “I Heart” bumper stickers. “I heart my dog.” “I heart my kid.” “I heart my… fill in the blank.” It is a simple expression meant to convey a lofty message. More...

CAPSULES

Project X ...½ (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown) Three high school losers (Mann, Cooper and Brown) throw a party that gets so big they become legends. More...

Davina & the Vagabonds return to rock at the Alliance

The Alliance for the Arts’ Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series continues Sunday, March 18, with Minnesota based Davina & the Vagabonds. More...

Community Foundation hosts juried exhibit

Juried art is now being accepted by curator Cello Bennett for an exhibit at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Ms. More...

Classic show tunes paired with decadent desserts

The Gulf Coast Symphony will perform the music of great American composer Richard Rodgers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More...

Surf and Song festival returns

Goo Goo Dolls frontman, Cracker and more to pack downtown for two-day event

The Surf and Song Foundation will host its annual Surf and Song Festival at 4 p.m. Friday, March 30, and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Centennial Park and in the River District in downtown Fort Myers. More...

SANIBEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Sanibel Music Festival has returned for another year to present classical music of the highest standard and to promote the careers of emerging artists through performance opportunities at affordable prices. More...

Matlacha Mariners to host annual seafood festival

The Matlacha Mariners will host its 11th annual Southwest Florida Seafood Festival, Classic Car & Bike Show from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the German American Club, 2101 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. More...

Doo Wop greats coming to Mann Hall

Richard Nader’s Doo Wop and Rock and Roll returns to Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of recording group The Chiffons. More...