July 12, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Librarians suggest

What you might like and what they’re looking forward to reading this summer

IT’S A GIVEN: LIBRARIANS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT BOOKS. They love reading them, love discussing them, love suggesting them to others. More...

Step up to the Florida Weekly 2017 Writing Challenge

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”  — Elmore Leonard  That’s great advice from the prolific novelist and short story writer. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

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Mary’s simply magical in Broadway Palm’s ‘Mary Poppins’

ARTS COMMENTARY

Attention: Mary Poppins has flown into town; be sure not to miss her while she’s here. More...

HOROSCOPES

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your kindness makes a difference in someone’s life. But by week’s end, a touch of Cancerian envy could create a problem with a colleague. Take care to keep it under control. More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer) After his wife and child are murdered, Caesar (Serkis), the leader of the apes, vows vengeance on the man who killed them (Harrelson). More...

‘Fired Up’ artists sought for Arts Alliance juried show

The Alliance for the Arts is seeking artists to submit work to “Fired Up: A Juried Exhibit.”  The exhibit will feature works inspired by fire or in some way use flames and heat in their creation, including ceramics, glass and welded More...

Raising chickens, rabbits topic of GreenMarket program

The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket will continue free backyard farming workshops at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday morning this month at 10091 McGregor Blvd.  More...

Master Gardener training program taking applications for next session

The UF/IFAS Lee County Extension Service will hold the next Master Gardener training program each Friday from Aug. 4 to Nov. 17. More...

Yappy Hour back at Bell Tower

Due to popular demand, Yappy Hour is back on for July and August.  On Friday July 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Bell Tower Shops, the event will be a special patriotic themed night.  More...

Swim, park for free at Lee County parks July 29-30

In recognition of National Park & Recreation Month, Lee County Parks & Recreation will offer free pool admission and free parking on Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30.  The city of Cape Coral also is participating by waiving fees at More...

Mastering the perfect selfie — it’s all about me

THE DIVA DIARIES

While I realize that I’m not 13, I’m still determined to master the summer selfie. More...

Bold young adult novel probes into the psyche of troubled teen

FLORIDA WRITERS

Once again, I’m shaken by a young adult novel. It’s filled with cruelty, suffering, determination and decisions that shouldn’t have to be made by someone just emerging from childhood. More...

‘Women in Jeopardy’ kicks off Theatre Conspiracy season

Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts presents the first production of its 2017-18 season: “Women in Jeopardy” by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Bill Taylor.  More...

Southwest Florida Autism Center strives to bridge gaps for families

GIVING

Valonna French recognized the signs just a couple months after her son, Lucas, was born. “He was a great baby, quiet, stared out the window. He never fussed or cried,” she said. More...

Immobilizing the defense

CONTRACT BRIDGE

There is no difference between making a contract on its merits and making a contract because your opponents don’t find the best defense. More...

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

LATEST FILMS

There’s not much war in “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which is a problem given that it’s called “War for the Planet of the Apes.” A better, more accurate title would have been “Failed Diplomacy on the Pla More...

Artists invited to apply for ArtFest

ArtFest Fort Myers is accepting applications for its 18th annual downtown Fort Myers juried fine art festival. Up to 200 professional artists will be selected to display and sell their original works at the show set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. More...

Cottages, tent sites, restaurant coming to Everglades National Park

The National Park Service has selected Everglades Guest Services Guest Services to provide visitor services in the park’s Flamingo district. More...

Fun, light ‘Sister Act’ at Sugden Theatre

THEATRE REVIEW

Turning a movie into a stage musical can be a tricky business. More...