2014-10-01 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest VI from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4 at Doggy Heaven at the Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers. Events include pet vendors, dog dock diving, Santa pet portraits, a grooming booth, raffles, auctions and more. All breeds of well-mannered, leashed dogs are welcome. grrswf.org, info@grrswf.org or 369-0415. Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest VI from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4 at Doggy Heaven at the Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers. Events include pet vendors, dog dock diving, Santa pet portraits, a grooming booth, raffles, auctions and more. All breeds of well-mannered, leashed dogs are welcome. grrswf.org, info@grrswf.org or 369-0415. THEATER

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story -

By Broadway Palm Theatre Oct. 9-Nov. 15. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

Deathtrap - By Laboratory Theater of Florida Oct. 3-25 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

Betrayal - By Theatre Conspiracy at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on select dates Oct. 3-18. $22 adults; $11 students. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.

Godspell - By TheatreZone and the FGCU Bower School of Music & the Arts Oct. 2-5 at the FGCU Arts Complex. $40-$45 plus a $2 per ticket fee. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com.

Better Late - At Off Broadway Palm Theatre through Nov. 1. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

Those Were The Days - By Broadway Palm Theatre through Oct. 4. Season opener special: $45 for dinner and show. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

THURSDAY10.2

Fall Exhibit - The Southwest Florida Community Foundation presents a 2014- 2015 Art & Community exhibition series featuring work from the Florida Artists Group and the Art Council of Southwest Florida from today through Oct. 29. 8771 College Pkwy., Building 2, Ste. 201. 274- 5900 or floridacommunity.com.

Japan Program - Friendship Force of Southwest Florida invites the public to attend an informal presentation on Japan at 2 p.m. at the Fort Myers Library. The presentation covers Japan’s geography, history, culture and economy with a focus on Nara, Kyoto and Hiroshima. dennisyemma@aol.com.

Kick-off Party - The annual Lee County Relay For Life organizational Kick-Off party is set for 6-8 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 13051 Bell Tower Dr. Open to existing or potential members of Relay teams, the event includes food, refreshments and prizes available. gmurphy96@comcast.net or 822-4496.

Culinary Arts - The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is launches its first culinary arts program with the opening of a state-of-the art catering kitchen at 6 p.m. with a VIP sneak peek of works by artist Arturo Correa paired with a tasting dinner prepared by resident chef Mike Gavala of G3 Catering. $85 per person; $150 couple. 2301 First St. sbdac.com or 333-1933.

British Invasion - Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts presents “The British Invasion,” a night full of British scenes, songs, dance and more, at 7 p.m. at the Blackbox Theater. Proceeds help fund an educational trip to London in March. $10, desserts, tea and coffee included. 6740 Panther Lane.

Comedy Club - Mark Curry performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club at House of Brewz in Gulf Coast Town Center. Times vary. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com.

Live Music - Jana Wright Smith performs from 6:30-10 p.m. tonight through Saturday at The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5150 Buckingham Road. 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the patio stage. Free. 225-0907 or hutrestaurant.com.

FRIDAY10.3

Oktoberfest Event - Fathoms and Harley Davidson of Fort Myers present Oktoberfest today through Sunday at Cape Harbour. Enjoy food, music and more. Events kick off at 5 p.m. 5785 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral. 542-0123 or fathomsrestaurant.com.

Golf Event - DRY ZONE hosts the second annual Water Ball Classic-Charity Golf Event at the West Bay Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. $100, includes cart and green fees, beverages and a Scoreboard Party following the tournament. Proceeds benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. 643-1990.

Halloween Fun - The Field of Screams Village and Haunted Hayride is set for weekends today through Oct. 26 and Oct. 29 -31 at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr. The event opens at sundown and hayrides run until 11:30 p.m. Highlights include a spooky hayride, bizarre side show entertainment, a live “execution” and vendors. $15 in advance; $25 at the gate. fearatfenwaysouth.com.

Art Event - Art Walk runs from 6-20 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy exhibitions, dining, shopping and more. Fortmyersartwalk.com.

Dark Art - Pushing DaiZies Inc. hosts the “Dark Art Show 8” during Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. at Tincture Gallery. 1412 Dean St. The show runs through October and showcases local and national artists. pushingdaizies.org.

Interactive Art - The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the interactive art experience of artist Arturo Correa, titled “Stage 16,” opening during Art Walk and closing on Oct. 24. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or sbdac.com.

October Exhibit - The Alliance for the Arts presents an opening reception for the “Layers, Fiber, Collage & Assemblage” from 5-7 p.m. In recognition of outstanding works, cash awards will be presented. See the 39 pieces selected by juror Jeffrey Scott Lewis on display through Nov. 1. Mr. Lewis leads a gallery walk from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 4. Paintings by Andrew Hart are on display in the Member Gallery during the exhibit. 939-2787 or artinlee.org.

Songwriter Fest - The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is set for today through Sunday on Fort Myers Beach. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel co-host this inaugural event that brings nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters to the area with dozens of shows playing simultaneously at different venues. 338- 3500 or islandhopperfest.com.

Kayak Trip - GAEA guides offer a kayak tour of the bird beaches and mangrove creeks of Bunche Beach and San Carlos Bay from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $50, includes all equipment. For reservations: 694-5513.

Sunset Tour - GAEA guides offer a sunset/bird rookery kayak tour from 4:45-7:45 p.m. on the Caloosahatchee River. $40, includes all equipment. For reservations: 694-5513.

Live Music - Tommy Lee Cook & The Wildbunch featuring Rex Bongo perform from 9 p.m.-midnight at the Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Road. Free. 693-7111 or buckinghambar.com.

SATURDAY10.4

Pet Fest - Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest VI from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Doggy Heaven at the Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers. Events include pet vendors, dog dock diving, Santa pet portraits, a grooming booth, raffles, auctions and more. All breeds of well-mannered, leashed dogs are welcome. grrswf.org, info@grrswf.org or 369-0415.

Golf Tourney - The Cajun Classic, a golf tournament benefiting veterans organizations and Child Care of SWFL’s scholarship program, starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Verandah Country Club. The menu includes Cajun fried catfish, gumbo, crawfish etoufee and bread pudding. $140. 425-1017 or 851-7340.

Author Event - Author Dave Hickey presents a “one-off” ArtSPEAK@FSW lecture on “The Rauschenberg Legacy (sans Bob)” at 1 p.m. in the Rush Library Auditorium at Florida SouthWestern State College. Free, but seating is limited. rauschenberggallery.com or 489- 9313.

Benefit Sale - Kids Galore & More Community Consignment Events teams up with the Heights Center to offer a community consignment event from noon-5 p.m. today and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Dr. Sale items include gently used and new children’s, maternity and baby goods. kgamconsignmentevents.com .

Nature Walk - A morning meander with a bird patrol guide starts at 8 a.m. at Lakes Park. Meet at Shelter A7. Arrive a few minutes after 8 am for a brief intro. Free with paid parking. 7330 Gladiolus Dr. 533-7580, 533-7576 or birdpatrol.org.

Beach Yoga - Instructor Becky Lang presents Yoga on the Beach from 8-9 a.m. today and Oct. 25 on Fort Myers Beach just north of the pier. The Level 1 flow is suitable for most people. No pre-registration required. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Donations welcome. 791-6538, beckylang@comcast.net or beckylang.com.

Paddling Day - GAEA guides celebrate the third annual Florida Paddling Day with a kayak tour in Estero Bay from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $40, include all equipment. For reservations: 694-5513.

Teaching & Meditation - The Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center presents a “Developing Self-Confidence” class from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 6338 Presidential Ct. American Buddhist nun Kelsang Jangchen teaches participants how to identify with their potential and also leads a guided meditation. $20. To pre-register: director@MeditationInFortMyers.org or 454-5572. www.MeditationInFortMyers.org

Clowning Around - Members of The Caloosa Clown Alley present An Introduction to Clowning from 9-11 a.m. at the Iona McGregor Fire District Station 74, 6061 South Pointe Blvd. Learn clown history, get a makeup demo, make balloon animals and more. A firehouse open follows until 3 p.m. For reservations: 995-8881 or 218-1057.

Live Music - Victor Wainwright & Wildroots perform from 9 p.m.-midnight at the Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Road. $10. 693-7111 or buckinghambar.com.

SUNDAY10.5

Live Music - Beans and Seeds performs from 5-8 p.m. at Pincher’s Crab Shack at Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach, 6890 Estero Blvd. 463-2909 or pincherscrabshack.com/fort-myersbeach tiki-bar/.

River Tour - GAEA guides offer an Orange River kayak tour from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. $55, includes all equipment. For reservations: 694-5513.

Drumming & Dancing - The Fort Myers Drum & Dance Circle meets to celebrate the sunset from 6-10 p.m. every Sunday at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Join in or just listen. Bring a seat, a drum/dance/song/poems. 600- 9844 or ac2be@outlook.com.

MONDAY10.6

Monday Films - T.G.I.M. (Thank God for Indie Mondays) starts at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. View short indie films submitted to the Fort Myers Film Festival on the first Monday of the month. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students. 2301 First St. Late night happy hour follows at Twisted Vine. fortmyersfilmfestival.com.

TUESDAY10.7

Art Event - The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents a new event, “Art Talk Tuesday,” from 7-9 p.m. Meet the exhibiting artist, Arturo Correa and learn more about his work. $5. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or sbdac.com.

Boating Class - The Fort Myers Power Squadron presents America’s Boating Course from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays until Nov. 4. This NASBLAapproved course is designed for boaters using all types of watercraft, and covers all general boating information. $40 singles; $60 couples. 3145 Royalston Ave. To register: 945-6612 or grantesser@comcast.net.

Featured Artists - Harbour View Gallery holds a reception for October Featured Artists Zdenka Fiala and Sharon Shaw from 6-8 p.m. Their work is on display through October. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 540-5789 or harbourviewgallery.com.

Moonlight Jaunt - GAEA guides offer a full moon/sunset/bird rookery kayak tour on the Caloosahatchee River from 4:30-7:30 p.m. $40, includes all equipment. For reservations: 694-5513.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FGCU Exhibit - The Art Galleries of Florida Gulf Coast University presents a gallery talk and opening reception for “Yevgeniya Kaganovich: Possibility of Function” from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 9. Curated by John Loscuito, the exhibition is a survey of her work over the last 15 years. It runs through Nov. 13. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. artgallery.fgcu.edu, 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu.

ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents Claude Bourbon from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 10 at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd. He performs Spanish and Medieval blues as well as original Americana-style compositions. Suggested donation: $15. RSVP to americanacma.org or 691-4069.

Benefit Event - The Heaven on Earth Animal League Benefit Golf Tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Renaissance Golf and Country Club. Lunch follows and prizes are awarded. havenonearthanimalleague.com.

Law & Order Ball - The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South presents its inaugural Law and Order Ball at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Harborside Event Center. The event benefits the Rotary Foundation and Lee County law enforcement youth programs. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, entertainment and auctions. lawandorderball.org, lori@eventfulinc.com or pam@eventfulinc.com. ¦

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