2014-10-08 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


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 Americanastyle compositions. Suggested donation: $15. RSVP to americanacma.org or 691-4069. 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 Americanastyle compositions. Suggested donation: $15. RSVP to americanacma.org or 691-4069. 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 through Oct. 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 through Oct. 18. $22 adults; $11 students. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.

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


The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the interactive art experience of artist Arturo Correa, titled “Stage 16,” through Oct. 24. Mr. Correa works with provocative colors, geometric shapes and a variety of utilitarian materials. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or sbdac.com. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the interactive art experience of artist Arturo Correa, titled “Stage 16,” through Oct. 24. Mr. Correa works with provocative colors, geometric shapes and a variety of utilitarian materials. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or sbdac.com. 4,000 Miles - Let’s Put on a Show Productions presents “4,000 Miles” on select dates through Oct. 18 at the Golden Gate Community Center. 398-9192 or letsputonashowproductions.com.

The Mountaintop - Gulfshore Playhouse opens its new season with playwright Katori Hall in “The Mountaintop,” a one-man show about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through Oct. 19 at The Norris Center. (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Noises Off - By The Naples Players through Oct. 18 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org.

SYMPHONY

Musical Celebration - Florida Gulf Coast University’s Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-15 season with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building. The concert is conducted by Visiting Assistant Professor David Cole and features a musical celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. 745-4268.

The Snow Queen - The whole family will enjoy this concert by the Naples Philharmonic at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.

THURSDAY10.9

New Exhibit - The ArtLab at Florida Gulf Coast University holds an opening reception and lecture from 5-8 p.m. for the “Self-Published: Artists Making Books, Editions and Zines” exhibition at the FGCU Main Gallery. The exhibition runs until Nov. 7 at the ArtLab. A closing reception and workshop with the curators of “Self-Published” is set for 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7 in the ArtLab. artgallery.fgcu.edu or 590-7199.


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. 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. Kayak Trip - GAEA guides offer a Mullock Creek kayak trip from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. $55, includes all equipment. For reservations: 694-5513.


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 through Oct. 29. The exhibit includes varying mediums of art such as watercolors, acrylics, mixed media and fused glass from artists Honey Costa, Muffy Clark Gill, Pam Brodersen, Cheryl Fausel and more. Pictured: “Cash Only at Bonita Bill’s” by Pam Brodersen. 8771 College Pkwy., Building 2, Ste. 201. 274-5900 or floridacommunity.com. 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 through Oct. 29. The exhibit includes varying mediums of art such as watercolors, acrylics, mixed media and fused glass from artists Honey Costa, Muffy Clark Gill, Pam Brodersen, Cheryl Fausel and more. Pictured: “Cash Only at Bonita Bill’s” by Pam Brodersen. 8771 College Pkwy., Building 2, Ste. 201. 274-5900 or floridacommunity.com. Networking Event - A Connect Networking event runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Guest speaker is Destiny Haggett and the topic is “Facing Obstacles with Positivity. The evening includes raffle prizes, appetizers and networking. $10 general admission; $30 business promotional table. 333-1933 or sbdac.com.

Halloween Art - Vino’s Picasso holds a Halloween Paint Session at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a guided paint sessions with a Halloween flair while painting Edvard Munch’s, “The Scream.” No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 109. RSVP to vinospicasso.com or 288-6953.

Pasta Dinner - A lasagna dinner runs from 4-7 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 14531 Old Olga Road. $8 adults; $4 children. 694-6304.

Hunger Program - The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes ECHO from 10:15-11:45 a.m. in the Social Center on the Island. Melodie Turish, ECHO’s vice president of development, and Dr. Martin Price, ECHO’s co-founder, discuss ways ECHO helps fight hunger. Free, but space is limited. To register: 489-8472.

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.

Comedy Club - Chris Fanjola 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 - Jerry Dycke performs from 6-10 p.m. on the main dining room stage at The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens. Tommy Le Cook & Rex Bongo perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the patio stage. 5150 Buckingham Road. 225-0907 or hutrestaurant.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.

FRIDAY10.10

Pub Crawl - The Mr./Miss SWFL Pride Contest Pub Crawl starts at 8 p.m. at The Bottom Line and travels by limo to various bars. Contestants compete to collect the most money from bar patrons. At midnight, the event concludes at TBL when the person who collected the most money is crowned Mr. or Miss SWFL Pride. pridecenterswfl.com.

Fundraising Event - The In Her Shoes Main Event runs from 5-8 p.m. at Victor’s Custom Picture Framing, 12710-1 McGregor Blvd. Enjoy entertainment and refreshments while fulfilling shopping and custom framing needs in conjunction with Victor’s grand opening. Donations of gentled used designer accessories are welcome. Proceeds benefit Footsteps to the Future. 281-7378 or judiwoods2@earthlink.net.

Marker Dedication - The Fort- Myers-Lee County Garden Council, in cooperation with the Lee County Port Authority, dedicates a Blue Star Memorial Marker honoring past and present members of the United State Military at 10 a.m. at the entrance to the Administration Building at Page Field. Participants in the dedication will be the VFW Post 8463 Color Guard, soloist Dr. Douglas Renfroe and retired Chaplain Steve Hess. Refreshments follow. 590-0217.

Pumpkin Fest - The fourth annual Great Pumpkin Festival takes place today through Sunday at Fleamasters, 4135 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Enjoy three days of continuous, live entertainment including dance teams, a German Band and more. The fun includes a Pumpkin Patch, face painters, clowns and a wagon ride. 334-7001

Auction Preview - The Arts for ACT Auction Preview is set for 6-8 p.m. at the Rush Library at Florida South- Western State College. 939-2553.

ACMA Concert - The Americana community Music Association presents Claude Bourbon from 7-10 p.m. 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.

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

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

Golf Event - Pelican’s Nest Golf Club hosts the FGCU Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament. The event starts with a buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pelican’s Nest Clubhouse, followed by a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. A dinner buffet, silent auction and awards reception follow. 992-7782 or NestGolf.com.

Greek Fest - A Little Taste of Greece runs from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Saturday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. The menu includes gyros, Greek fries, spanakopita, Greek salad, beverages and dessert. Free admission; carryout available. 8210 Cypress Lake Dr. 481-2099 or officeagoc@gmail.com.

Author Event - The Friends of Lakes Regional Library hosts author Beverle Graves Myers at 1 p.m. The author shares her inspiration for the Tito Amato series and stories from her research in Venice. Free. 15290 Bass Road.

Kayak Trip - GAEA guides offer a Matlacha Pass kayak tour 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 - Rex Bongo & The Sophisticated Hippies perform from 9 p.m.-midnight at the Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Road. Free. 693- 7111 or buckinghambar.com.

Live Music - Jana Wright Smith performs from 6:30-10 p.m. tonight and Saturday on the main dining room stage at The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens. 5150 Buckingham Road. 225-0907 or hutrestaurant.com

SATURDAY10.11

Bird Watching - Experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide at 8 a.m. Meet on the beach at the south end of John Morris Road. Bring binoculars, sun protection and wading shoes. Free with paid parking. 707-3015 or birdpatrol.org.

Pirate Fest - The ninth annual Pirate Fest runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday on Old San Carlos Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Enjoy a familyfriendly weekend of grub, grub and fun. Free. fmbpiratefest.com.

Vintage Market - The Vintage Market hosts an Outdoor Vintage Market from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 7091 Pinnacle Dr. Shop for antiques, shabby chic furniture, crafts, vintage items and more. 872- 2775 or vintagemarketfm@gmail.com.

Benefit Event - The Project 10 Ride 4 Wishes and Family Day to benefit Make- A-Wish Southern Florida starts at 7:30 a.m. at Cape Harbour. The cycling event for all ages includes 15-, 30- and 60-mile rides, a 5K Fun Ride and a Family Day with face painting, games for the kids, raffles and a silent auction. EventBrite.com or SWFLproject10@gmail.com.

Bike Night - The city of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department presents Cape Bike Night from 5-10 p.m. on SE 47th Terrace. Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to enjoy live bands and good food. 573-3123.

Pride Fest - The fifth annual Pride Fest 2014: Pride with a Purpose runs from noon-5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts. The event includes entertainment, food, vendor booths, activities for kids, and more. 10091 McGregor Blvd.$5 donation. pridecenterswfl.com.

Foreign Film - The South County Regional Library’s Foreign Film Series presents “Clandestine Childhood” at 2 p.m. 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. 479-INFO (4636) or leelibrary.net.

Family Fun - The Fort Myers Police Department holds its seventh annual Cops & Joggers 5K and Family Fun Night from 6-10 p.m. at Centennial Park, 2000 West First St. Benefitting fallen first responders, the event includes a DJ, food vendors, emergency equipment displays and a children’s fun area. Entry fees are $15-$30. ftmyerstrackclub.com, 321-7698 or jbernice@fmpolice.com.

Book Signing - Author and Florida Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Steve Canton holds a book signing from noon- 4 p.m. at Mel’s Diner, 4820 Cleveland Ave. Proceeds benefit area youth boxing through his nonprofit SJC Boxing Club. $25. 275-7850 or sjcboxing@Hotmail.com.

Live Music - The Lauren Mitchell Band performs from 9 p.m.-midnight at the Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Road. $10. 693-7111 or buckinghambar.com.

More Music - Deb & The Dynamics perform from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens. 5150 Buckingham Road. Free. 225-0907 or hutrestaurant.com

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. The fall gardening workshop series continues at 10:30 a.m. with “Fertilization, Weed & Pest Control the Organic Way.” 939-2787.

SUNDAY10.12

Kayak Trip - GAEA guides offer a river and creeks kayak tour from Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. $50, includes all equipment. For reservations: 694-5513.

Rock Legends - EARTH, WIND & FIRE, America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all time, returns to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $60.50- $99.50. bbmannpah.com or 481-4849.

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.

Music Event - The Americana Community Music Association and HBS host a Singer/Songwriter Circle from 2-5 p.m. on Sundays at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd. Join local singer/ songwriters in an open, creative atmosphere. Free; donations welcome. 910-5657.

Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar hosts an Open Stage Blues Jam from 3-6 p.m. on Sundays and from 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 5641 Buckingham Rd. 693-7111.

Grassroots Program - Coconut Point presents Paint the Mall Pink – Tea Party, a community-based grassroots program featuring educational displays, health fairs, retailer offerings, special events and other activities that promote women’s health, from 4-6 p.m. near Brighton and Teavana. Enjoy a tea party with refreshments provided by Teavana. 992-9966.

MONDAY10.13

Painting Session - The Estero Art League holds an open paint session from 9 a.m.-noon every Monday through June 2015 at the Estero Community Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Sessions are open to all members; bring your own supplies. 415-0791 or esteroartleague.com.

Films for Film Lovers - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Films for Film Lovers series presents “Damage” at 7 p.m. at its new Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road. $10. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

TUESDAY10.14

History Program - The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Dr. Adrian Kerr at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at the Woodlands as he presents “How Columbus Almost Did Not Discover America.” $10; registration required. 489-8472.

Orchid Auction - The Southwest Florida Orchid Society hosts an auction and fundraiser at 7 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 15690 McGregor Blvd. Members also donate other plants including bromeliads and ferns, so there is something for everyone. bmurza@comast.net or (305) 298-2670.

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.

WEDNESDAY10.15

Music Talk - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents a Music Education Lecture by James Jordan at 7:30 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free. fgcu.edu/CAS/BSM/Concerts.asp.

Sesame Street - Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” comes to Germain Arena at 10:30 a.m. 768-5575 or germainarena.com.

Gospel Concert - Festival of Praise Tour 2014 comes to Harborside Event Center from 7-10 p.m. $50-$80. 878-5307.

UPCOMING EVENTS

New Exhibits - BIG Arts presents the “Petticoat Painters of Sarasota” exhibit through Oct. 16-Nov. 28 in the Phillips Gallery and the “DiscARTed” exhibit through Nov. 28 in the Founders Gallery. Receptions for both exhibits are set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24. 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. 395-0900 or bigarts.org.

October Fun - The 2014 Oktoberfest is set for Oct. 17-19 and 24-26 at the German-American Social Club in Cape Coral. Enjoy non-stop live bands, a carnival area for kids, hand-made crafts, food, vendors and exhibitors.capecoraloktoberfest.com.

You’re Never Too Old - Oct. 17-26 at Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862.

Music Event - Music Walk starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy live music at various venues, plus dining, shopping and more. fortmyersmusicwalk.com or 645-6457.

Cinderella North - By Fort Myers Academy for the Arts at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at 1856 Arts Way, North Fort Myers. $8 reserved seating. 997-2131.

Zombie Event - ZombiCon 8 is set for Oct. 18 in downtown Fort Myers. The theme is “Voodoo Nightmare.” The event includes more than 30 live performances on five stages, a themed featured area and more. $50-$10. http:// zombicon.com.

Ringo Star - Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band (including Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette) perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $85-$175. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

October Exhibit - The Alliance for the Arts presents the “Layers, Fiber, Collage & Assemblage” exhibit through Nov. 1. Paintings by Andrew Hart are on display in the Member Gallery during the exhibit. 939-2787 or artinlee.org.

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 through Oct. 29. The exhibit includes varying mediums of art such as watercolors, acrylics, mixed media and fused glass from artists Honey Costa, Muffy Clark Gill, Pam Brodersen, Cheryl Fausel and more. 8771 College Pkwy., Building 2, Ste. 201. 274-5900 or floridacommunity.com.

Dark Art - Pushing DaiZies Inc. hosts the “Dark Art Show 8” through October at Tincture Gallery. 1412 Dean St. The show showcases local and national artists. pushingdaizies.org.

Halloween Fun - The Field of Screams Village and Haunted Hayride is set for weekends through Oct. 26 and Oct. 29-31 at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr. The event opens at sundown each night 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.

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

Ballroom Dance - USA Dance professional instructor Greg Kurth presents a ballroom dance program from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays each month at Four Freedoms Park, 4818 Tarpon Ct., Cape Coral. $6. 565-7947, usadance6049.org or usachapter6049@live.com.

Dance Party - USA Dance holds an afternoon dance party from 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays at the Riverside Community Center, 3061 E. Riverside.usadance6049.org, usadance6049@live.com or (954) 798-0757.

Maples Collection - The FGCU Library presents the “Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The William R. Maples Collection” through Nov. 14. library.fgcu.edu/ OnlineResources/exhibits.html.

River Trips - The M/V Edison Explorer departs daily from The Marina at Edison Ford for a river excursion on the Caloosahatchee. Tours are guided by certified naturalists and historians from Pure Fort Myers and Edison Ford. Travel up the river to the historic railroad bridge and learn history, ecology and more. $25 for Edison Ford members; $20 children; $35-$50 for non-members. 334-7419. Sunset cruises are also available. (800) 979-3370 or purefortmyers.com.

Haunted History - True Tours offers Haunted History Tours at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, leaving from The Franklin Shops at 2200 First St. See the more sinister side of local history. $13. For reservations: 945-0405 or truetours.net.

Art Classes - Art instructor Joel Loeper teaches oil painting 101 in an art studio setting from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday and Friday and from 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays at the Riverside Community Center, 3061 East Riverside Dr. $20 first visit; $10 after that. Includes clay, tools, use of potter’s wheel, slab roller, glazes and kiln. www.wildlifepottery.com. ¦

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