WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
The Concerts and Conversation Series at Shell Point Retirement Community presents piano virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. A beverage and dessert reception with the musician follows. $25. www.shellpoint.org/concerts or 454-2067. Theater
¦ Desperately Seeking the Exit - By writer/performer Peter Michael Marino Feb. 2 at the Foulds Theatre. 936-3239, www.SeekingTheExit.com or www.theatreconspiracy.org. ¦
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.
“Ding” Darling Refuge’s Film Series presents “Winged Migration” at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. 472-1100 or www.dingdarlingsociety.org/films. ¦ 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. ¦
Sanibel filmmaker Rusty Farst will be at the Sanibel Library in the Caloosa Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, to screen “Project Tolerance.” The short film highlights the work of Sanibel artist Myra Roberts and Fort Myers journalist Ella Nayor and their mission to create awareness of the dangers of intolerance and bigotry. Mr. Farst and Ms. Nayor will be on hand to discuss the film and share excerpts from the book. Ms. Roberts will be offering tours of her original art collection depicting Anne Frank’s life and the ravages of intolerance. To book a personal tour of the exhibit, call 395-5370 or 357-3731. www.projecttolerance.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.