WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
¦ Les Miserables - By The Naples Players June 28-July 28 at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S. 263-7990.
¦ A Chorus Line - By Cultural Park Theater June 28-July 6 at 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862.
¦ Mozel Tov - At 7 p.m. June 28-29 at 406 SE 24th Ave., Cape Coral. $16. 574-6463.
¦ Funny Money - At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through Aug. 10. 278- 4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
¦ BOB: A Life in Five Acts - By Laboratory Theater June 28-July 20 at 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com/.
¦ Disney’s Sleeping Beauty - At Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre on select dates July 5-Aug. 8. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
¦ Shrek the Musical - At Broadway Palm Theatre June 27-Aug. 10. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
¦ Family Concert - The Gulf Coast Symphony presents a special program for kids and their families at 1 p.m. June 27 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Summer Family Concert offers children the chance to experience live symphonic music and interact with the musicians and their instruments in a “Musical Discovery Zone.” $7 children; $10 adults. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Thursday, June 27
¦ Author Event - The Edison Ford Shoppe at the Bell Tower hosts a book signing with Katie Gardenia, author of “A Bubble Moment,” from 6-8 p.m. 437-3778.
¦ Art & Poetry - The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts an Art & Poetry Networking Mixer from 8-11 p.m. $5. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.
¦ Art Event - The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts ArtWalk from 5-7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26821 South Bay Dr. Enjoy galleries and exhibits, plus music and dining. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
¦ Local Talent - The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Locals Live! at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26821 South Bay Dr., #114. Enjoy a free evening of performances by local talent. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
¦ Weekly Entertainment - The Bell Tower Shops presents Twilight @ the Tower! from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday in Center Court. Enjoy live music, fashion shows and entertainment. www.thebelltowershops.com.
¦ Farmers Market - The River District Farmers Market runs from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday year round under the Caloosahatchee bridge in the Centennial Park parking lot 2000 W. First St. 321-7100.
Friday, June 28
¦ Standup Comedy - Daniel Tosh takes the stage from 7-9:30 p.m.at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 Edison Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Saturday, June 29
¦ Youth Performance - Opera Naples Youth Program presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore” at 7 p.m. today 29 and at 3 p.m. Sunday at G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. $15 adults; $8 children. 963-9050.
¦ Fruit Fair - The Taste of Lee Tropical Fruit Fair runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Community Room, 1735 Jackson St. Enjoy fruit samples, ice cream and a Carmen Miranda contest. $1 admission. 543-9910.
¦ Free Workshop - The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket’s Urban Farming Workshop Summer Series at 10:30 a.m. features “Permaculture: Designing long-term, self-sustaining good gardens. $5 donation requested. www.artinlee.org or 939-2787.
¦ Just Country - Fleamasters Music Hall holds a free country music jam with local country artists from noon-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Dance and sing along with country favorites. 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 334-7001 or www.fleamall.com.
¦ Farmers Market - Shop for fresh produce from 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through early October at Cape Harbour Marina, 5828 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 470-2746.
¦ Produce & More - The GreenMarket at the Alliance for the Arts is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787.
¦ Chess Group - The Southwest Florida Chess Club plays from noon-4 p.m. every Saturday at the Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Club membership is $10 a year. 898-0458, email@example.com or www.swfloridachessclub.com.
¦ Party Hits - The BoogieMen perform from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com.
Sunday, June 30
¦ Gallery Event - Artist Kathleen Bradford’s Studio/Gallery hosts “Summer Sunday” from 1-4 p.m. at 4259 Bonita Beach Rd. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and register for free original artwork valued at $50 or to be given away at 4 p.m. 776-6844 or www:artistkb.com.
¦ Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar hosts an Open Blues Jam from 3-8 p.m. on Sundays and from 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 5641 Buckingham Rd. 693-7111.
¦ Doggy Church - The Shell Factory and Nature Park offers Doggy Church at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday. Bring your pooch for a half-hour of non-denominational inspiration. 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. www.Shellfactory.com or 995-2141.
¦ Dog Walk - The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium offers Dog Day Sundays at 3 p.m. every Sunday. $5 per dog. 3450 Ortiz Ave. 275-3435 or www.calusanature.org/.
Monday, July 1
¦ Book Chat - The East County Book Discussion Group holds a discussion of “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell at 3:30 p.m. at the East County Regional Library. 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres. 533-4200.
¦ Books & Bites - The North Fort Myers Public Library holds Books and Bites, a monthly social hour for readers, at 10:30 a.m. at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE. Discuss any books in any format, or movies of interest while enjoying coffee and refreshments. 533-4320.
¦ Chess Challenge - The Friends of the East County Library host “Chess Anyone” at 4 p.m. on Mondays during July at 991 Gunnery Rd. 533-4200.
Tuesday, July 2
¦ Art Party - Harbour View Gallery holds a July Visiting Artists Reception from 6-8 p.m. Woven art by Nancy and Bill Giffin and acrylic paintings by Blanchard Stell are on display through July. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 540-5789 or harbourviewgallery.com.
¦ Movie Night - Gulf Coast Town Center’s Cinema Under the Stars series features a showing of “Hotel Transylvania” at 8:30 p.m. in Market Plaza near Blu Sushi. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com or 267-0783.
¦ Lecture Series - The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point presents “American Art: Colonial to Contemporary” at 10 a.m. today and July 10. Session 1 focuses on the 18th and 19th centuries; Session 2 focuses on the 20th century. $10. 489-8472.
¦ Tram Tours - Explore Sanibel’s estuary during refuge get-wet, staycool tours every Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 15. Meet at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge parking lot at 9 a.m. for the 90-minute tram tour to Sanibel’s estuary waters. $13 adults, $8 children. For reservations: 472-8900 or www.dingdarlingsociety.org
Wednesday, July 3
¦ Baseball & Fireworks - The Miracle Professional Baseball Team celebrates Independence Day at its game against the Bradenton Marauders with a Craft Beer Wednesday promotion and fireworks that follow the game. www.miraclebaseball.com.
¦ Drum Class - African Drumming- Learn to play the African Djembe drum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St. Classes are open to all levels and drums are provided. Single classes are $24-$35. To register: 283-7885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Beach Walks - The J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge presents a Family Beach Walk at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday with Tarpon Bay Explorers. The program convenes at Gulfside Park for a one-hour exploration of the refuge’s gulf-front Perry Tract (city parking fees apply). 472-8900.
¦ Music & Dancing - The Shell Factory offers a Singles Mingle with entertainment with Erich from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday in the Dolphin Club. $6. 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. 995-2141 or www.musicbyerich.com.
¦ Fourth Fun - The city of Bonita Springs presents Star Spangled Bonita from 4-11 p.m. July 4 at Riverside Park on Old 41. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, eating contests, an old-fashioned bed race, a laser light show and a fireworks display after dark. www.cityofbonitasprings.org/.
¦ Sanibel Fireworks - See Sanibel’s Fourth of July fireworks aboard one of Adventures In Paradise’s three 49-passenger Corinthian Catamarans as they cruise San Carlos Bay. The cruise departs at 7:30 p.m. from Port Sanibel Marina. $45; reservations required. 472-8443 or www.AdventuresInParadise.com.
¦ Fun on the Beach - Celebrate Independence Day on Fort Myers Beach starting at 10 a.m. with a parade up Estero Boulevard. Fireworks go off from the pier after sunset, preceded by life music and activities in the Times Square are. 454-7500.
¦ Party & Fireworks - The Fort Myers Freedom Fest takes place July 4 in downtown Fort Myers, with a Block Party from 6-10 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30. Enjoy live music by Deb & The Dynamics. email@example.com.
¦ Cape Coral Events - Red, White and BOOM I set for 4-10 p.m. July 4 on Cape Coral Parkway. Enjoy live entertainment, a kids’ area and firework at 9:30. www.eventscapecoral.com.
¦ Parade & Fireworks - An Independence Day parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. A barbecue celebration starts at 6 p.m. at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, with fireworks at dusk. Parking is $5; tickets are available for food and beverages.
¦ Road Rally - The 34th annual Optimists’ 4th of July Road Rally kicks off at noon from the Timbers parking lot on Sanibel-Captiva Road. $35. 472-0836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Art Opening - The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs holds an opening reception/open house for the “Sand, Surf, Summer” exhibition from 6-8 p.m. July 5 at 26100 Old 41 Rd. Enjoy summerthemed art and tour the center’s campus.
¦ Film School - The Fort Myers Film Festival has partnered with Naples Performing Arts Center to present a weekly summer film school from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 10-Aug. 21, at the NPAC, 6646 Willow Park, Naples. The introductory approach to filmmaking teaches beginners the skills to complete a film by the end of the course. Learn storytelling, screenplay writing, pitching, acting, editing and more. $90 per session. 597-NPAC (6722) or www.naplesperformingartscenter.com/Register. html. ¦
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