2017-04-19 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts Marek Dyzewski, rector of The Academy of Music in Wroclaw, as he leads a multimedia presentation titled “Voice of Music in Masterpiece Paintings” at 8 p.m. April 21. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts Marek Dyzewski, rector of The Academy of Music in Wroclaw, as he leads a multimedia presentation titled “Voice of Music in Masterpiece Paintings” at 8 p.m. April 21. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. — Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to events@floridaweekly.com. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Saturday.

THEATER

The King & I - At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall April 26-30. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo - By Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 30. After the April 20 performance, the theater hosts a talk-back with Holocaust survivor Steen Metz and Florida Weekly journalist Ella Nayor. 1634 Woodford Ave. $25 adults; $20 senior/military; $12 students. LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or 218-0481.


“Doublewide” plays at Florida Repertory Theatre through May 14 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. “Doublewide” plays at Florida Repertory Theatre through May 14 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. A Year With Frog and Toad - By Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre on select dates through May 12. The chef’s buffet includes children’s favorites. $19. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Doublewide - By Florida Repertory Theatre through May 14 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

Peter Pan Jr. - By the Alliance for the Arts Youth Theatre April 26-30 at the Alliance. Show times are 8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on April 29. $10 in advance; $20 adults; $15 students and seniors. 10091 McGregor Blvd. www.ArtInLee.org or 939-2787.


“The King & I” plays at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall April 26-30. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. “The King & I” plays at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall April 26-30. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. The Glass Menagerie - At Cultural Park Theater April 21-30. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862 or http://culturalparktheater.com.

Jesus Christ Superstar - At Broadway Palm Theatre through May 14. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Things My Mother Taught Me - At Broadway Palm Theatre through April 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Legs Diamond - By TheatreZone April 27-May 7 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com.

I Hate Hamlet - By The Naples Players through May 14 at Sugden Community Theater. 701 Fifth Ave. S. 262-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

SYMPHONY

Masterworks - The Naples Philharmonic Chorus celebrates 25 years with a performance featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Vaughn Williams at 8 p.m. April 21-22. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Masterworks V: Magnificent Mahler - By the Southwest Florida Symphony at 8 p.m. April 22 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

Classical Concert - Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform works from the Baroque era at 7 p.m. April 25 at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.


Broadway Palm presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” through May 14. The timeless musical phenomenon has wowed audiences for over 40 years with its message of hope, peace and the power of love. $40-$65. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Broadway Palm presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” through May 14. The timeless musical phenomenon has wowed audiences for over 40 years with its message of hope, peace and the power of love. $40-$65. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Jazz Night - Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim at 6 p.m. April 26. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

THURSDAY4.20

Scientists Society - The Scientists Society of SWFL meets at 6 p.m. at the Lexington Country Club. This month’s speaker is Dr. Richard Behr who provides an overview of the U. A. Whitaker College of Engineering at FGCU. $39 for dinner and the program. 16257 Willowcrest Way. For reservations: mhudis@icloud.com or (508) 728-0755. http://www.science-swfl.org/programs.html.


The Royal String Quartet of Poland performs contemporary compositions in “Musica Vincit Omnia 2017” at 8 p.m. April 20 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $27-$37. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. The Royal String Quartet of Poland performs contemporary compositions in “Musica Vincit Omnia 2017” at 8 p.m. April 20 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $27-$37. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Mini Golf - The fifth annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament starts at 4 p.m. at Jungle Golf. Check-in is at Pinchers Crab Shack. The event includes prizes, raffles and even mulligans. Players celebrate at the 19th hole at Pinchers Crab Shack where the champions are crowned. $150 per team. www.fortmyersbeachminimasters.com.

Senior Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Juan Miguel Ayesta’s Senior Vocal Recital at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.

Art Opening - The Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts presents an opening reception for the “Senior Projects, Spring 2017 Exhibition” from 5-7 p.m. at the Main Gallery in the Arts Complex. The exhibition runs through May 5. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors. 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu.

Appreciation Event - Mercato thanks first responders with motorcycle demonstrations, family activities, bomb and SWAT team units and more from 5-8 p.m. Free. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Audubon Program - Audubon of Southwest Florida meets at 7 p.m. at Tropical Masonic Lodge 56. The program is “Exciting prospects for studying bird migration in Florida,” presented by Dr. Kara Lefevre of Florida Gulf Coast University. The public is welcome. 10868 Metro Pkwy. www.audubonswfl.org.

Mini Golf - The fifth annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament starts at 4 p.m. at Jungle Golf. Check-in is at Pinchers Crab Shack. The event includes prizes, raffles and even mulligans. Players celebrate at the 19th hole at Pinchers Crab Shack where the champions are crowned. $150 per team. www.fortmyersbeachminimasters.com.

Piano Concert - Dueling Pianos: Moscow Meets Manhattan starts at 7:15 p.m. at the Village Church at the Shell Point Retirement Community. The unique pairing of Brian Gurl and Katherine Alexandra has wowed audiences from Russia and Spain to New York. Free admission. 15101 Shell Point Blvd. 454-2282.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Canvas or Coconut” from 5-8 p.m. ($20) and “Moonlit” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($32). Includes all art supplies. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

Eco Cruise - Salty Sam’s Marina and Sight Sea-R Cruises offer an interactive eco tour cruise from 9 a.m.-noon every Thursday. Hosted by Capt. Phil, the tour includes an island visit, a touch tank and a chance to see marine life. $35 adults; $25 children; upgrades available. 765- 7272 or www.sightseaflorida.com.

String Recital - The Royal String Quartet of Poland performs contemporary compositions at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $27-$37. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Comedy Show - Mark Evans and Brian Corrion Ken Evans and Jonas Presendieu perform tonight through Sunday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. 8595 College Pkwy. 479- LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

Live Music - Dan Miller and the Lew Del Gatto Quartet perform at 7 p.m. at The Barrel Room. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Funny Lady - Helen Keaney performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. Tickets start at $20. Show times vary. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

FRIDAY4.21

Art & Poetry - Gulf Coast Leisure hosts an Art & Poetry Networking Event at 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The event showcases art, music and poetry. $10 general admission. 2301 First St. www.sbdac.com.

Jazz Tunes - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts hosts a Jazz Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.

Indian Music - Raaga Inc., a Southwest Florida-based Indian arts and culture organization, presents India’s renowned instrumental masters Pundit Rajeev Taranath, Sarod Maestro and percussionist Udayraj Karpur on the tabla at 7 p.m. at Riverside Church. $25. 8660 Daniels Pkwy. 994-7120 or 634- 6668. raagafl.org.

Master Lecture - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts Marek Dyzewski, rector of The Academy of Music in Wroclaw, as he leads a multimedia presentation titled “Voice of Music in Masterpiece Paintings” at 8 p.m. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Wine or Stein” (glass) from 4-5:30 p.m. ($25) and “Vintage Door” from 7-9 p.m. ($32). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

Blues Tunes - The RJ Howson Band performs from 9 p.m.-midnight at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333- 2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Blues Tunes - The Betty Box Band performs from 8-11 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. $10 admission; no smoking inside. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.

Golden Oldies - Coconut Point concludes its monthly concert series with the golden oldies by The Shindigs from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Bring chairs for seating. 23106 Fashion Dr. 992-9966.

Tribute Show - Lou Villano performs a Paul Anka & Bobby Darin Tribute at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. $42-$55. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

SATURDAY4.22

Fishing Seminars - Old Pine Island Marine & Tackle hosts a free fishing seminar from 10 a.m.-noon. The series covers fishing inshore, offshore, fly fishing, proper gear, tackle, bait, rigs and more. Classes include water, snacks and raffle prizes. Bring a chair for seating. 3187 Stringfellow Road, St. James City www.pineislandfishingseminars.com.

Refuge Celebration - The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge celebrates the 47th anniversary of Earth Day. Events include an earth-friendly Family Story & Craft, free gator and birding programs, and a free screening of the film “Bag It!” 472-1100, dingdarlingsociety.org or director@dingdarlingsociety.org.

ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents acclaimed singer/songwriter Malcolm Holcombe at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Church. David Clayton opens. Suggested donation $15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691-4069 or www.americanacma.org.

River Race - The second annual Calusa Palooza is set for 7 a.m.- noon at Koreshan State Historic Site. Canoes, kayaks and SUPs compete in a 4- or 8-mile race. Youth 10 and under can compete in a 1-mile race. At this ACA sanctioned event, all participants receive a shirt and lunch. To register: 992-2184. Rental equipment is available with advanced registration.

Touch-a-Truck - Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers and Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD host the family-friendly Toucha Truck event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This event is free with canned food donation benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Touch-a-Truck is a hands-on experience where children can learn about emergency and law enforcement trucks and vehicles, plus interact with those who drive them. 8016 Summerlin Lakes Dr. www.drverwest.com/touchatruck.

Benefit Tourney - The 14th annual Jim Cook Classic takes place from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club. This year, proceeds will assist the family of Adyn Pickett, a 4-year Cape Coral boy with leukemia. Entry fee includes green fees, carts, prizes and lunch at the American Legion. There is a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one. 14589 Eagle Ridge Dr. 707- 6928 or alcook@acousti.com.

Music Recitals - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts hosts Elise Sherron’s Senior Piano Recital at 3 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Noelle Aparte’s Junior Vocal Recital starts at 7:30 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Both recitals are free and open to the public. 745-4268.

Earth Day - The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium hosts Earth Day activities from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Events include arts and crafts, demos, live animal encounters, volunteer projects, storytelling, planetarium shows and more. At 6 p.m., Earth Day continues with “Expedition Calusa,” a VIP reception hosted by the CNCP Board of Directors to share efforts to improve the facility. The event includes wine, food and entertainment. Free, but RSVP is required: director@calusanature.org or 275-3435. 3450 Ortiz Ave. http://calusanature.org.

Cool Cars - A Car Cruise-In is set for 4-8 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. See classic and muscle cars while enjoying music, food and more. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.

Arbor Day - The Tree Advisory Committee of the city of Bonita Springs hosts a free family-friendly Arbor Day celebration from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Riverside Park. The event includes food vendors, live music, an inflatable slide, demos, a kids’ poster contest and a live tree giveaway. 949-6262 or cityofbonitasprings.org.

Piano Concert - Leading Polish pianist Beata Bilinska performs at 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $27- $37. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Thriver - Olivia Newton-John performs at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $39-$125. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

Earth Day Walk - Pepper Ranch Preserve celebrates Earth Day with guided walks from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 6315 Pepper Rd., Immokalee. 252-2961 or www.colliergov.net.

More Earth Day Fun - Ah-Tah-Thi- Ki Museum hosts crafts, artist demonstrations and water-themed educational activities from noon-4 p.m. Exit 49 off I-75. Free with regular admission. (877) 902-1113 or www.ahtahthiki.com.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Bella’s Birthday Bash” from noon-2:30 p.m. ($30); “Wood n Wine” (stencil) from 4-6 p.m. ($40); and “Naples Zoo” from 7-9 p.m. ($35). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in April 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.

Blues Tunes - The Buckingham Blues Bar presents a live music with Tommy Lee Cook & Friends from 3-6 p.m. Free admission; smoking allowed. Selwyn Birchwood performs in concert from 8-11 p.m. $12 admission. No smoking. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.

Live Music - Joe “Survival” Carusso performs from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

SUNDAY4.23

Free Concert - Beach United Methodist Church presents a Paul Todd & PJ Concert at 7 p.m. Freewill offerings welcome. 155 Bay Rd., Fort Myers Beach. www.beachunitedmethodist.org or fmbumc@comcast.net.

Outdoor Concert - The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs from 2-4 p.m. at Riverside Park. Free admission; bring blankets or chairs for seating. www.cityofbonitasprings.org.

Music Series - The Koreshan Music Series starts at 1 p.m. in the historic Art Hall at Koreshan State Historic Site. Concerts are free with park admission. Today’s performer is bagpiper James Freeman. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Ukelele Show - Ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabakuro performs at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $34-$8. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

Tasty Fare - The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce presents the Taste of North Fort Myers from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Shell Factory and Nature Park. The event features a variety of food from a dozen local restaurants plus vendors and entertainment by the Country Express Band. $5 entry for adults; free for under 10. 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. www.shellfactory.com.

Wind Concert - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents a Wind Orchestra Concert at 3 p.m. at Artis-Naples. $15. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsma.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Beads n Wine” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($20) and “Canvas or Coconut” from noon-2:30 p.m. ($20). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

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. www.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 www.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.

Jazz Brunch - Joe Delaney and Brandon Robertson perform from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during Jazz Brunch at The Barrel Room. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

MONDAY4.24

Broadway Voice - Lea Salonga, the original Kim in Miss Saigon and voice of two Disney princesses, performs at 8 p.m. at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Free Concert - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents a Symphonic Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Florida Repertory Theatre. Free and open to the public. 2267 First St. 745-4268.

Monday Film - BIG ARTS presents the Monday Night Film “Viva” at 7 p.m. in Schein Hall. $10. 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel. www.bigarts.org or 395-0900.

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs host a screening of “Run Boy Run” (2013) at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Refreshments are available and a discussion follows. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts a guided paint sessions themed “Canvas or Coconut” from 6-8:30 p.m. ($20) and “Stained Butterfly” from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. ($32). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

TUESDAY4.25

Piano Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Maria Lucia Roca’s Junior Piano Recital at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.

Play Scrabble - The Fort Myers Scrabble Club meets from 6-10 p.m. every Tuesday at Brookdale Senior Living. All ages and all levels are welcome, from beginner to expert. Suggestion donation $2. 8351 College Pkwy.

Music & Dance - Maurice Lo Monaco presents an evening of music and dance from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. $5. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

Davis Gardens - The Berne Davis Gardens are open to the public from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 23. The botanical gardens include bromeliads, hibiscus, rare and tropical fruit, roses, herbs, native plants, orchids and a bonsai display. 2166 Virginia Ave.

Funny Fellas - Ken Miller, Cam Bertrand and Larry Venturino perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Laugh In Comedy Club. $20-$25. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

WEDNESDAY4.26

Piano Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Chansik Youn’s Junior Piano Recital at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.

Fascism Discussion - World War II veteran Robert Hilliard discusses “Fascism in America: Can it Happen Here?” at 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Library. As a private in the Army, Mr. Hilliard was instrumental in saving Holocaust survivors dying from neglect. Lee OFA Indivisible sponsors the talk. Free and open to the public. 15290 Bass Rd. leeofaindivisible@gmail.com.

Film Fest - The 11th annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival runs today through April 30 at various locations on Fort Myers Beach. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. at the Beach Theater, 6425 Estero Blvd. The festival includes feature films, documentaries and shorts, plus workshops and a film on the beach. $7 per screening; $30 and $40 for Friday and Saturday workshops; $150 VIP. www.fmbfilmfest.com.

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

Comedy Night - The Laugh In Comedy Club hosts an Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. Free to perform; $5 admission. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

UPCOMING

Music at the Moe - Classical Jazz Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Moe Auditorium. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Sunset Soiree - Everglades Wonder Gardens provides smoked mullet and mojitos at 6 p.m. April 27 before a talk about Cuba’s pristine ecosystems at 7 p.m. by Thomas Hecker, the facility’s executive director. $15 for members, $25 for others. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.com.

Latin Jazz - FONOPSIS performs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 27 at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Bluegrass Concert - Musicians Chris Hillman, Herb Pederson and John Jorgensen perform at 8 p.m. April 28 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35-$45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Music & BBQ - The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the Smoke on the Water Barbecue & Music Festival April 28 and 29. The event includes authentic barbecue, beer, spirits, and live music with performers including the Nowhere Band and Sheena Brook. VIP tickets are available. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

Magical Art - The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents “Symbolic Magic,” an exhibit of art by Cape Coral artist and writer Kyra Belan through April 26. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.kyrabelan.com.

April Exhibit - The Alliance for the Arts April exhibition, “The Future of Art,” is on display through April 29. The exhibit is the 25th year the Alliance has partnered with the Lee Arts Educators Association to display student work in a formal exhibit. The show features more than 40 schools and hundreds of works in a variety of mediums. High school work has a reception from 5-7 p.m. April 20. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org.

April Art - Harbour View Gallery presents work by April Featured Artists through the end of the month. The exhibit features art by oil painter Art Stein and weaver Lois Porter. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Ste. 104, Cape Harbour. jeannems@me.com, 540-5789 or art@harbourviewgallery.com.

Juried Exhibit - The juried exhibits “After Rauschenberg” and “Pressing Matters” run through April 29 at BIG ARTS Phillips and Founders galleries. An artist reception starts at 5:30 p.m. March 24. 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. 395-0900 or www.bigarts.org.

Photo Exhibit - The Radical Eye International Contemporary Photography Exhibit runs through April 29 at the Aldo Castillo Gallery at Miromar Design Center. The exhibition I pen to the public Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit includes diverse photography works by world acclaimed artists and is curated by Aldo Castillo.10800 Corkscrew Rd, Suite 390, Estero. (312) 375-8887, aldocastilloprojects@gmail.com or www.aldocastillogallery.com.

Cool Cars - The Shell Factory & Nature Park hosts a Classic Cruise In from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday in the front parking lot adjacent to U.S. 41. Live entertainment and food specials are available during the show. 2787 Tamiami Trl. N. Fort Myers. 292-9360.

Sanibel Exhibit - The “Audubon Inspiration” exhibit, curated by Cello Bennett, widow of the late artist Gale Bennett (1939-2008), along with artists Marcy Calkins and Jane Hudson, can be seen at the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge visitor & Education Center on Sanibel through April 30. The exhibit features the work of a group of local fine artists. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 472-1100. dingdarlingsociety.org.

Public Exhibit - The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW presents a yearlong public exhibition of the artist’s iconic triptych, “Autobiography” (1968) in the Humanities Hall (Building L). Measuring more than 12 feet wide, the exhibit highlights seminal events from the artist’s life. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 489-9313 or www.RauschenbergGallery.com.

Butterfly House - The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife offer hosted tours of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral. Free admission. 549-4606 or www.CapeParks.com.

Historical Village - The Sanibel Historical Village is open for the season, with hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. $10 adults. 472-4648 or www.sanibelmuseum.org.

Model Train - Free tours of the 40-foot-by-40-foot miniature train display are offered from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Creativity Center on The Island at Shell Point. Spot hundreds of recognizable geographic landmarks representing notable sites throughout Florida during complimentary tours. 15000 Shell Point Blvd. Call 454-2290 for groups of 10 or more.

Dolphin Cruise - Banana Bay Tour Company hosts a 1½-hour Dolphin Nature Search on Sunday, Monday and Friday. $30 adults; $25 children. 5781 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 728-8687 or www.bananabaytourcompany.com.

Eco Tour - Banana Bay Tour Company hosts a three-hour half-day Ecological Dolphin & Lunch Cruise on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The outing includes a deli-style lunch while cruising San Carlos Bay. $56 adults; $51 children. 5781 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 728-8687 or www.bananabaytourcompany.com.

Sunset Cruise - Banana Bay Tour Company hosts a 1½-hour Dolphin & Sunset Cruise on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. $30 adults; $25 children. 5781 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 728-8687 or www.bananabaytourcompany.com.

Home Tour - Banana Bay Tour Company hosts a 1½-hour Homes & Harbour Tour on Sunday and Friday. View estates and yachts while cruising the waterways around Cape Coral. $30 adults; $25 children. 5781 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral. 728-8687 or www.bananabaytourcompany.com.

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 are also offered at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Tours offer glimpses into the unseen, with stories of reputed paranormal activity. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops 2200 First St. $14. For reservations: 945-0405. www.Truetours.net.

Legends & Legacy - True Tours offers a Legends and Legacy Tour at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. The tour reveals the legacy of civic-minded and philanthropic men and women in the area. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops 2200 First St. $16. For reservations: 945- 0405. www.Truetours.net.

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

Flea Market - The Shell Factory and Nature Park holds flea markets at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 2787 N. Tamiami Trl. shellfactory.com, 995-2141 or 243-7472. ¦

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