WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
Monty Python’s Spamalot - At the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater through Feb. 16. 472-6862 or www.bigarts.org. ¦
Ghost-Writer - By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre Jan. 30-Feb. 23. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. ¦
Man of La Mancha - By the Cultural Park Theater through Feb. 10 at 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862. ¦
Time Stands Still - By Florida Repertory Theatre through Feb. 16. 332- 4488 or www.floridarep.org. ¦
Dixie Swim Club - At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through March 9. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. ¦
Barefoot in the Park - By The Naples Players through Feb. 2 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. 701 Fifth Ave. S. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. ¦
I Am My Own Wife - By Gulfshore Playhouse through Feb. 3. 1-866- 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. ¦
Fiddler on The Roof - At the Broadway Palm Theatre through Feb. 16. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
¦ Pops Series - The Southwest Florida Symphony’s Pops Series features “Opera Favorites” at 8 p.m. Feb. 1-2 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The concert features Steven Jarvi, guest conductor, Elizabeth Caballero, soprano and Weston Hurt, baritone. 418- 1500 or www.swflso.org/. ¦
Symphony Fundraiser - The Southwest Florida Symphony Society hosts an Ol’ Man River Cruise from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 7 on the Capt. JP paddlewheel boat at City Dock. Enjoy music and lunch. $35.50 (cash bar). 418- 1500 or www.swflso.org/. ¦
Masterworks Series - The Southwest Florida Symphony presents a Masterworks Concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The concert features Josep Caballé-Domenech, guest conductor, and Joyce Yang, piano soloist. 418-1500 or www.swflso.org/. ¦
Sypert Series - The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra’s Sypert Salon Series presents “Schubert & Schumann” at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.
Thursday, Jan. 31
¦ Concert Series - As part of the Hibiscus Series, organist Dr. Robert Reeves presents a full concert beginning at 7 p.m. at Beach United Methodist Church, marking the 30th birthday of the church’s Tracker organ. Joining Dr. Reeves is tenor Steve Diklich. 155 Bay Rd. Love offering accepted. A reception follows. 463-9656. ¦
Film Series - The Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties continues its Jewish Film Festival with the screening of “Nicky’s Family” at 7:15 p.m. at Regal Bell Tower Cinema. $10. www.jewishfederationlcc.org, 481-4449, ext. 3, or email@example.com. ¦
Author Showcase - Norris Home Furnishings presents The Writer’s Domain, a showcase of famous authors with Southwest Florida ties to benefit Literacy Council Gulf Coast at their Fort Myers location. A private preview and book signing run from 5:30-7 p.m.; $35 with advance reservations. 13751 S. Tamiami Trl. A free, public open house and book signing are set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, and a book signing and book fair follow from 2-4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 13751 South Tamiami Trail. 690-9844. ¦
Family Entertainment - The Lowe Family performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Versatile with many instruments, the Lowes offer a blend of classical, Broadway, Irish, bluegrass and more. Tickets start at $27. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. ¦
Concert & Dessert - The Concerts and Conversation Series at Shell Point Retirement Community presents piano virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi at 7 p.m. A beverage and dessert reception with the musician follows. $25. www.shellpoint.org/concerts or 454-2067. ¦
Music Recital - A faculty and guest artist recital, “Serenade: An Evening of German, French and American Song,” starts at 7:30 p.m. at the FGCU Bower School of Music. Performing are Kurt Ollmann, baritone, and Michael Baron, piano, with William Lavonis. $7. 590-7292, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fgcu.edu/CAS/BSM/Concerts.html. ¦
Country Legend - Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson perform at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy. 800-745-3000. ¦
Carnival Fun - Gulf Coast Town Center presents the Modern Midways Carnival through Feb. 3 east of Aurelio’s Pizza. Hours are 5-20 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $1 per tickets; each ride is three to five tickets. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com.
Friday, Feb. 1
¦ Art Event - The Fort Myers Art Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Enjoy new art shows, live music and the traditional after party. 1-855-RDA-EVENTS or www.fortmyersartwalk.com/. ¦
Art Event - ArtFest Fort Myers, the annual juried fine art festival, takes place today through Sunday in the Fort Myers River District. See the work of 200 professional artists; the largest high school art exhibit and competition in South Florida; and free interactive art experiences for children of all ages. Art- FestFortMyers.com or 768-3602. ¦
Book Art - The “Altered Book Art” exhibit opens today at the Alliance for the Arts and runs through Feb. 23. An opening reception is set for 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. www.artinlee.org or 939-2787. ¦
Solo Exhibit - The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents “Morphic Adaptations,” a solo exhibition by Fort Myers artist Cindy Jane, through Feb. 22. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. tonight during Art Walk. It features a series of large-scale works. ¦
Reggae Tunes - Trevor Earl perform from 7-9 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com.
Saturday, Feb. 2
¦ Party in Pink - Dunkin’s Diamonds hosts a kick-off party for Susan G. Komen of Southwest Florida from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy music, food and raffle. Supporters can register as a individuals or teams to participate in the annual Race for the Cure on March 9. 11500 S, Cleveland Ave. www.komenrace.org. ¦
Nature Walk - A morning meander with a bird patrol guide starts at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr. Meet at Shelter A7. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. 533-7580, 533-7576 or www.birdpatrol.org. ¦
Hot Cars - The Edison Ford Antique Car & Boat Show runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. See more than 100 antique cars on exhibit from local car clubs, plus live music, a Model T Tour and Lectures at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and antique boats at the Royal Palm Yacht Club. www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/annual events/antique-car-show/. ¦
Nature Hike - A guided nature walk on a quarter-mile boardwalk is set for 9-10:30 a.m. at Prairie Pines Preserve, 18400 N. Tamiami Trl. Learn about the birds, butterflies and plants that call it home. 707-2206 or www.conservation2020.org/. ¦
Fashion Show - Miromar Outlets and the American Heart Association present the Go Red Fashion show from 5-7 p.m. by the Nike Fountain at the mall. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. ¦
Fun With Shoes - Miromar Outlets hosts a Red Show Contest at 5 p.m. by the Nike Fountain Strut your stuff in your best red shoes. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. ¦
Blues & Motown - The Riverside Band performs from 7-9 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267- 0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. ¦
Live Music - Miromar Outlets offers live music by performers Jim Blackburn, Jennifer Gilmore, and Curt Smythe from 1-7 p.m. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. ¦
Singers/Songwriters - Annie Wenz and Kip Lawrence perform from 7-10 p p.m. at the ACMA Listening Room, 3334 Cleveland Ave., with Matt Hembling opening. Suggested donation: $10-$15. RSVP to www.americanacma.org or 910-5657. ¦
Farmers Market - A farmers market is held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday through April at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Sunday, Feb. 3
¦ Jazz Concert - Island Jazz performs from 3-4 p.m. in the BIG ARTS Boler Garden, 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel. 395-0900 or www.bigarts.org. ¦ Live Music - Miromar Outlets offers live entertainment by Kim Jenkins, Bill Colletti and Dave Tecce from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy free live music every weekend with a variety of performers and music styles. www.MiromarOutlets.com.
Monday, Feb. 4
¦ Maritime Author - The Academy at Shell Point hosts award-winning maritime author and lecturer Robert Macomber in the second of three sessions on “The Forgotten War,” starting at 2 p.m. today in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point. Session three is set for Feb. 11. $10. 489-8472. ¦
Art Reception - Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery hosts a Benefit Party for CROW, Sanibel’s Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 2490 Library Way, Sanibel. Fifteen artist-donated pieces plus gallery sales through February benefit CROW. 395- 0027 or http://hirdiegirdiegallery.com/ home.html. ¦
Film Series - TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays with host Eric Raddatz is held on Mondays at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a happy half hour with the show starting at 7 p.m. $5. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
¦ Music Lecture - The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a lecture by Steven Laitz, “Musical Narratives: Composers’ Use of Hidden Motives,” at 7:30 p.m. at the music building at FGCU. Free. 590-7292 or email@example.com. ¦
Student Pageant - FGCU Student Government and FGCU Athletics present the Miss FGCU Pageant at 8 p.m. in Alico Arena. $5 in advance; $10 at the door. (954) 551-0735. ¦ Film Series - The Edison State College Rush Library Film Series hosts a screening of Part 2 of the documentary film “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” at 6 p.m. in the Rush Library Auditorium. Victim advocates of Abuse Counseling and Treatment of Fort Myers lead a panel discussion after the screening. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-8345. ¦
Hymn Sing - The 24th annual Mrs. Edison’s Hymn Sing features performances at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second St. Canned good donations are requested. 334-2261 or fpcfortmyers.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 6
¦ Carnival Time - FGU Student Government presents “Carnival Day” all day on the library lawn. Bring a canned food or clothing donation. (407) 443- 8695. ¦
Film Series - “Ding” Darling Refuge’s Film Series presents “Winged Migration” at 2:30 p.m. 472-1100 or www.dingdarlingsociety.org/films. ¦
Sweet Auction - The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women In Business hosts its third annual Dessert Auction from 4-6 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 W. First St. Enjoy networking, hors d’oeuvres and the chance to bid on an assortment of delicious sweets for a good cause. $10 members; $20 non-members. To pre-register: www.fortmyers.org or 332-2930, ext. 215. ¦
Lecture Series - The 12th annual Wednesday Morning Live! Community Lecture Series features “The Play’s The Thing,” by Will Prather, executive producer and co-owner of the Broadway Palm Theater, at 10 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Enjoy coffee and snacks at 9:30 a.m. 2439 McGregor Blvd. 334-8937 or www.covpcfm.com.
¦ Guitar Duo - BIG ARTS presents a classical concert featuring Brasil Guitar Duo at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. $42-$47. www.BIGARTS. org or 395-0900. ¦
French Film - The FGCU Department of Language and Literature presents The Tournées Festival: “Potiche (Trophy Wife)” by François Ozon (2010) at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Sugden Welcome Center Theater, Room 108. An opening reception starts at 5 p.m. Free, but seating is limited. 590-1511 or email@example.com ¦
Mardi Gras Music - Bell Tower Shops kicks off its Mardi Gras Music Series from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 7 with the band Mudbone. Enjoy a free, live concert. www.thebelltowershops.com. ¦ Pup Party - The Bell Tower hosts Yappy Hour from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8, with proceeds benefiting the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Enjoy live music, vendors, a puppy pub and more. www.thebelltowershops.com. ¦
Doo Wop & Jazz - Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes The Diamonds with the Orlando Jazz Orchestra as part of the 10th annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. $35. www.shellpoint.org/concerts or 454-2067. ¦
Music & More - Curtis On Tour, featuring the artistry of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music, performs at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 8 p.m. Feb. 8. See future stars performing with celebrated alumni and faculty. Performers include Curtis President, Roberto Díaz, Steven Copes and Tessa Seymour in a program of string trio music by Beethoven, Schubert and Dohnányi. Enjoy cocktails at 7 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. www.sbdac.com or 333-1933. ¦
Family Film - The Alliance for the Arts brings back Outdoor Family Movie Nights at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 with a showing of “Despicable Me,” starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Kristin Wiig. $5 suggested donation. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. 939-2787 or www.artinlee.org. ¦
Israel Program - Koresh Dance Company’s artistic director, Ronen Koresh, speaks at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Sanibel Congregational Church. The evening includes a video, “Focus on Israel,” and a discussion led by Mr. Koresh. 2050 Periwinkle Way. 472-0497. ¦
Doll Show - The Cape Coral Doll Guild and the Fort Myers Doll Club present “The Magic of Dolls” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Araba Temple. See museum-quality French and German bisque dolls that date from the 19th century, plus bears, toys, doll clothing, furniture and supplies. 2010 Hanson St. $4 adults; free for 10 and under. 540- 8628 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ¦ — Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to email@example.com. E- mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.