2016-06-22 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Gulf Coast Leisure presents the “Enter the Mind” art exhibition by Richard Bravo from 7-10 p.m. June 24 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The free reception includes a cash bar, a meet and greet with community artists and a raffle for an original Bravo piece. The exhibit features mixed media works. 2301 First St. facebook.com/GulfCoastLeisure/, 896-0654 or m@gclmovement.com. Gulf Coast Leisure presents the “Enter the Mind” art exhibition by Richard Bravo from 7-10 p.m. June 24 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The free reception includes a cash bar, a meet and greet with community artists and a raffle for an original Bravo piece. The exhibit features mixed media works. 2301 First St. facebook.com/GulfCoastLeisure/, 896-0654 or m@gclmovement.com. THEATER

Theater Auditions - Florida Repertory Theatre holds auditions for child actors for its winter production of Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by appointment from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 29. Actors should prepare a brief monologue and will be asked to read from the script. For a five-minute appointment, send an email with the child’s resume, photo and parent/guardian contact info to auditions@floridarep.org. Write “Mockingbird Casting” in the subject line and indicate a preferred audition time.

An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Beouf - By Florida Laboratory Theater on select dates through July 2. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218- 0481or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

101 Dalmatians - By Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre on select dates through July 1. The chef’s buffet includes children’s favorites such as pizza, chicken nuggets, pasta, fries and more. Tickets are $19 for all ages. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers - By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through July 30. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

Menopause The Musical - At Broadway Palm Theatre through July 2. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

THURSDAY, 6.23

Rock Out - Brit Floyd: Space & Time Continuum 2016 takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com.

Farmers Market - The Fort Myers Farmers Market runs from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday in Centennial Park. The market features a total of 16 vendors offering good ranging from produce and seafood to coffee and herbs. cityftmyers.com/322/Farmers-Market.

FRIDAY, 6.24

Pet Party - The Gulf Coast Humane Society hosts Yappy Hour from 6-8 p.m. at Cape Harbour. This month’s event features an Ugly Tie Contest for dogs, with prizes awarded. Enjoy live music, vendors, food and drink. 575 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 332-0364 or gulfcoasthumanesociety.org.

Art Event - Gulf Coast Leisure presents the “Enter the Mind” art exhibition by Richard Bravo from 7-10 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The free reception includes a cash bar, a meet and greet with community artists and a raffle for an original Bravo piece. The exhibit features mixed media works. 2301 First St. facebook.com/GulfCoastLeisure/, 896-0654 or m@gclmovement.com.

SATURDAY,6.25

Folk Singer - The Americana Community Music Association presents Paul Garfinkel in concert, with ACMA musician Lisa Roberson opening, at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation. Suggested donation $15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691-4069 or americanacma.org.

Book Signing - M.A. Richards, author of “Choice of Enemies,” holds a book signing from 2-4 p.m. at P.J. Boox. Free admission. 13550 Reflections Pkwy. facebook.com/events/988402884601152/ or pjboox.com.

Singing Contest - The Edison Mall and Telemundo host Solo Tu Voz from 2-4 p.m. in the Dillard’s Court. The singing contest features a series of auditions in front of a panel of judges, with semifinalists selected to go to the finals at Telemundo’s Feria de la Familia on Aug. 21 to compete for a $500 prize. 4125 S. Cleveland Ave. 939-1933.

Dance Event - USA Dance presents an “OLYMPICS” Dance and Contest from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Rhythm in Motion Dance Studio. Enjoy an evening of dance music, food, beverages, Jack and Jill dance contests, dance mixers and more. 3333 S. Del Prado Blvd. , Cape Coral. 565-7947 or vpusadance6049capecoral@gmail.com.

BBQ, Brews & More - Six Bends Harley-Davidson hosts Bourbon, Brews and BBQ from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on The Plaza. The event features bourbon tastings, a ribeating contest, a mix of popular craft beers, local barbecue vendors, entertainment by Sheena Brook, raffles and activities for children.9501 Thunder Rd. SixBends.com, Taylorl@sfe-us.com or (844) 749-2363.

Golf Tourney - The Lee County Homeless Coalition invites sponsors and players to “Drive Out Homelessness” at the coalition’s seventh annual Charity Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. The event includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, breakfast and lunch. $100 per player. 322-6600 or leehomeless.org.

Talent Search - Miromar Outlets hosts talent contests during weekends in June starting at 11 a.m. Visit website for competition details. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com.

Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in June on Fort Myers Beach. The Level One Flow Yoga practice is suitable for most levels and is held on the sand just north of the pier. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. In the event of inclement weather, cancellation info is posted at beckylang.com. Suggested donation: $10. 791-6538 or beckylang@comcast.net.

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. During June, “Growing It and Cooking It” workshops start at 10:30 a.m. They are conducted by Millisa Bell De Choch and Gina Ortiz. 939-2787 or artinlee.org.

Blues Tunes - Tommy Lee Cook, T Bone Fun, Larry Bell & Friends perform from 2-6 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. Free admission. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or buckinghambar.com.

Grand Opening - The Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center, a 27,000-square-foot arts and entertainment destination, opens to the public at 6 p.m. The grand opening celebration includes a cocktail party, performances by comedy, dance, and vocal artists, and a finale by MJ Live, a Michael Jackson tribute ensemble currently headlining in Las Vegas. 11515 Bonita Beach Road South. $75-$120. For tickets: swflpac.com. 389-6901.

Park Tours - A guided tour of the historic Koreshan Settlement starts at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at Koreshan State Historic Site. Walk the grounds of the utopian community that helped establish Estero. $2 adults; $1 for under 6. Free with park admission. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org.

SUNDAY,6.26

Music Series - Six Bends Harley- Davidson kicks off its monthly Sunday Funday summer series with a performance by the ZZ Top tribute band Trezz Hombres from 1-4 p.m. at The Pit. The series takes place on the last Sunday of each month through August. Enjoy $2 domestic beers, giveaways, vendors and food from the Sizzle Truck, Curries Hot BBQ , What the Fluff and the Fire & Rice food truck. Free admission; bring chairs for seating. 9501 Thunder Rd. 275-4647 or SixBends.com.

Karaoke Night - BackStreets Sports Bar presents a summer-long karaoke contest from 9:30-11 p.m. on Sundays. The 13-week event features 12 Sunday Night showdowns to determine who will compete in the Final Round on Aug. 28 and win $1,000. Winners are determined crowd applause, measured with a decibel meter. 915 SE 47th Ter., Cape Coral. backstreetssportsbar@gmail.com or backstreetssportsbar.com.

Seminar Series - The Summer Sunday Seminar Series at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ continues with “Koinonia Farm: A Bold Experiment in Race Relations” at 9 a.m. Free, and the public is welcome. 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 472-0497 or sanibelucc.org.

Farmers Market - A Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays at Koreshan State Historic Site. Experience a unique farmers market in the historic settlement, featuring fresh and local goods including produce, seafood, crafts and more. Park admission is free; $1 park fee applies. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org.

Dog Day - The Calusa Nature Center hosts Dog Day Afternoons from noon-3 p.m. on Sundays. $5 per human; dogs must be leashed. 3450 Ortiz Ave. calusanature.org or 275-3435.

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 or americanacma.org.

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.

MONDAY6.27

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs host a screening of “Kings of Pastry” at 7 p.m. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

TUESDAY,6.28

Kayak Trip - GAEA Guides lead an Estero Bay kayak tour from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $40, reservations required. 694-5513 or gaeaguides.com.

Paint & Sip - Pinot’s Palette, an upscale “paint and sip” studio in Coconut Point, hosts a paint session themed “Graceful Dancers” from 7-9 p.m. $35. Includes all art supplies. 23050 Via Villagio, Ste. 109. RSVP: 287-2259 or pinotspalette.com/estero.

WEDNESDAY,6.29

Wine showcase - DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant hosts a wine showcase with live music from 5-8 p.m. All wines sampled are available for purchase. Registration will take place at the fountain at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. $10. 26811 South Bay Dr., Suite 140 and 148. 325-3583 or deromos.com.

Cooking With Love - A Cooking with Love, Desserts at Home Class is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Norman Love Confections. 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. $95. To register: 561-7215.

Candy Class - A Molded Candies (milk ganache in a milk shell) Class is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Norman Love Confections. 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. $95. To register: 561-7215.

Paddle Time - GAEA Guides lead an estuary kayak tour of the Cocohatchee River and Wiggins Pass from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $45, reservations required. 694-5513 or gaeaguides.com.

UPCOMING

Benefit Event - The fifth annual No- Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County is set for 5-10 p.m. June 30 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Bell Tower Shops. The event includes a cocktail reception with complimentary food and beer. More than $3,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. To register: bgclcpoker.org.

Benefit Concert - A Salute to Heroes Concert starts at 3 p.m. July 2 at Buckingham Presbyterian Church. Blackbird Anthem and Steve Smith perform a benefit concert for HeroSong, a nonprofit. Free, but donations to HeroSong are welcome. 4241 Buckingham Rd. RSVP to HeroSongRSVP@gmail.com.

Comedy show - Myke Herlihey and Kevin White perform June 30-July 2 at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or laughincomedycafe.com.

Photo Exhibit - An opening reception for Southwest Florida photographer Mila Bridger’s first #Unexpected show is set for 6-10 p.m. July 1 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The exhibit runs through July 26. The event features special guests artists, entertainment by the Tripleshot band, hors d’oeuvres by celebrity chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire and an appearance by author Cornell Bunting, who will sign copies of his new book “Lion With No Road.” Suggested $5 donation. 2301 First St. sbdac.com or 333-1933.

Morning Meander - A nature walk with a bird patrol guide starts at 8 a.m. July 2 at Lakes Park. Meet at Shelter A7. Bring binoculars, sunscreen and water. Free with paid admission. 7330 Gladiolus Dr. 533-7580, 533-7576 or birdpatrol.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Featured Art - Work by June featured artist Ron Nolan is presented by the Arts of the Inland through June 28 at the Lehigh Regional Gallery at Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Hours are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 1500 Lee Blvd. artsinland@gmail.com or 303-5849.

Sky Art - Shangri-La Springs presents the Sky exhibition featuring art works by Mary Taglieri, Celeste Borah and Michael Monroe through Aug. 3. 27750 Old 41 Rd., Bonita Springs. shangrilasprings.com or 949-0749.

June Exhibit - Harbour View Gallery presents work by featured artists Bonnie Wallace (acrylics and watercolor paintings) and Barbara Broderick, (glass art) through June. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 540-5789 or art@harbourviewgallery.com.

Florida Art - Alliance for the Arts presents its 30th annual All Florida Juried Exhibit, featuring works by 47 artists who live in Florida, through June 30. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787 or artinlee.org.

Haunted Tours - True Tours offers Haunted Tours through the historic Fort Myers River District from 8-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tours offer glimpses into the unseen, with stories of reputed paranormal activity. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops, 2200 First St. $13. For reservations: 945-0405 or (800) 979-3370. Truetours.net.

History Tours - True Tours offers River District History Tours from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Tours provide narratives of local history, and acquaint participants with the colorful personalities of the founders of the city. $12. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops, 2200 First St. $13. For reservations: 945- 0405 or (800) 979-3370. Truetours.net.

Native Plants - The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society sells native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday. Experts answer questions and teach shoppers about the benefits of adding native plants to their landscaping. FNPSCoccoloba.org or 273-8945. ¦

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