2017-07-12 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents “Mary Poppins” through Aug. 12. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” has delighted Broadway audiences for more than 2,500 performances. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. $20 for children 18 and under, includes buffet and the show. $40-$65 for adults. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents “Mary Poppins” through Aug. 12. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” has delighted Broadway audiences for more than 2,500 performances. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. $20 for children 18 and under, includes buffet and the show. $40-$65 for adults. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. — 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

Mary Poppins - At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 12. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Jersey Girls - At Cultural Park Theater July 14-16. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862 or http://culturalparktheater.com.

Women in Jeopardy - By Theatre Conspiracy Aug. 11-26 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. 936-3239 or www.artinlee.org.

Moon Over Buffalo - By CFABS Players July 19-23 at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Hinman Auditorium. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane: A Parody Of The Horror - By Laboratory Theater of Florida through July 15. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218- 0481 or LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.

Right Bed, Wrong Husband - By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Sister Act: The Musical - By The Naples Players through July 30 at Sugden Community Theater’s Blackburn Hall. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org

THURSDAY7.13

Hula Class - A Hawaiian Hula class series for adults starts at 7 p.m. at Rhythm in Motion. $50 for four weeks. 912 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral. 542- 3500.

Comedy Show - Adam Hunter performs today through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. Tickets start at $22. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

Concert Series - The Bell Tower Shops hosts live music from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 31. www.thebelltowershops.com/.

Comedy Show - Jay Hewlett performs tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. $15. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

Thursday Fun - Periwinkle Place offers live entertainment, complimentary refreshments, and special savings from participating stores from 4:30-7 p.m. every Thursday in July. Performers include Steve McDougal, Paul Dever, Bobby Blakely and Robby Hutto. 2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. http://periwinkleplace.com/events.

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.

Summer Market - The River District Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday under the U.S. 41 bridge on the corner of Heitman Street and West First Street next to the Caloosahatchee River in Centennial Park. The market includes fresh flowers, local produce, dog treats, lunch options and more David Anderson from Soni- Yoga offers a yoga class from 10-11 a.m. $10; cash only.. http://buylocallee.com.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Canvas or Coconut” from 5-7:30 p.m. ($20) and “Lotus” 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.

FRIDAY7.14

Ragtime Music - Ragtime, jazz, and silent film pianist Ethan Uslan performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. The three-time winner of the World Championship Old- Time Piano Playing Contest has performed internationally. $20. 15100 Shell Point Blvd. 454-2067 or http://www.shellpoint.org/summerconcerts/.

Mystery Event - Mystery Walk is set for 6-8 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Registration begins at First and Hendry streets in front of Iberia Bank. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.

Film Fest - Hodges University Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency and the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning present the Summer 2017 Film Festival from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Fort Myers Campus. A discussion by Shelly Kaufman follows each film. 4501 Colonial Blvd., Kleist Community Room H364. Free but donations are welcome. To register: https://hu.formstack.com/forms/ film_ fest. For info: gwilliams@hodges.edu or bhawkes@hodges.edu.

Pet Party - Yappy Hour, benefiting Gulf Coast Humane Society, is set for 6-8 p.m. at the Bell Tower Shops. The patriotic-themed night includes live music, a bounce house, a sidewalk chalk station, a Most Patriotic Pet & Owner Contest and more. 332-0364 or www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org.

Sounds of Summer - The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the Pine Island band Strange Arrangement at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Sounds of Summer music series. $5. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

Blues Tunes - The James Armstrong Band performs perform from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Barrel Room. $5 cover. 2210 Bay St. 333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Lovegrove’s Burrowing Owl” from 4-6 p.m. ($35) and “Pick Any Painting” 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.

SATURDAY7.15

Miracle Event - The Fort Myers Miracle holds its 25th Anniversary Postgame Concert featuring Rolf Sanchez following the Miracle vs. St. Lucie game at 6:05 p.m. at Hammond Stadium. 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. 768-4210 or http://www.milb.com/promotions.

Calling All Kids - Koreshan State Historic Site hosts a Junior Ranger Program titled “See Turtle!! Sea Turtle?” at 10 a.m. Participants learn the differences between land and sea turtles. Meet in the picnic area. Parental presence required. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Mango Fest - The MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair runs today through Sunday at the German-American Social Club. The event features live music, kidfriendly activities, games, contests, fruit and more. $6 adults; free for children. 2101 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. www.mangomaniafl.net.

Butterfly Count - Edison & Ford Winter Estates participates in the North American Butterfly Association’s 42nd annual butterfly count from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Results of the count help researchers monitor butterfly population trends throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The butterfly garden at Edison Ford is a NABA Certified Butterfly Garden. Both nectar and host plants are available for sale in the Garden Shoppe. Horticulturists are on site to answer questions about plant selection and maintenance. www.EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or 334-7419.

Park & Rec Day - In honor of National Park and Recreation Month, Cape Coral Parks & Recreation hosts a free “Discover Parks & Recreation Day” event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Several Parks & Recreation divisions share program information and showcase demos. Activities include an ice cream social, kids’ crafts, interactive exhibits, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth, live critters, touch tanks, children’s tennis instruction and prize drawings. www.CapeParks.com or 573-3128.

Farming Workshop - The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) hosts free backyard farming workshops at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday in July. This year’s series is titled “When the Shelves Go Bare.” Today’s topic is “Raising Animals for Eggs and Meat,” presented by Millisa Bella, The Unruly Gardener. Free, but donations welcome. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 839-1239 or GreenMarket@artinlee.org.

Space Cowboy - The Steve Miller Band performs with special guest Peter Frampton at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. $40-$100. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents its annual Songwriter Circle at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Church. Hosts are Dave Clayton and Bruce Gallant. Suggested donation $10-$15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691-4069 or www.americanacma.org.

Science Cruise - Pure Florida offers a kids summer science from 10-11:30 a.m. today and July 29. The cruise gives kids a chance to learn about the SWFL environment and observe wildlife. $37.50 adults; $18.75 children. Cruises leave from 2360 W. First St. For reservations: 919-2965 or www.PureFL.com.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided painting sessions themed “Beads n Wine” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ($20); “Canvas or Coconut” from noon- 2:30 ($20); “Paint Your Pet” from 3:30-6 p.m. ($50); and “Purple Allium) 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 July 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 - Tommy Lee Cook & Friends perform from 3-6 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. Free admission; smoking allowed. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.

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

SUNDAY7.16

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts Family Funday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ($25) and a guided paint session themed “ “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 hosts 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 Road. 693-7111.

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. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

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.

MONDAY7.17

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “A Summer’s Tale” (France, 1996) 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 Session - Vino’s Picasso hosts a guided paint session themed “Canvas or Coconut” from 1-3:30 p.m. ($20). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

TUESDAY7.18

Quilt Group - The Southwest Florida Quilters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center. Newcomers are welcome. 2000 North Recreation Pkwy. www.swfqg.com.

Music Fest - The Miami Music Festival brings a new generation of singing stars to The Village Church at Shell Point at 7:30 p.m. $25. 15100 Shell Point Blvd. www.shellpoint.org or 454-2067.

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. Suggested donation $2. 8351 College Pkwy.

WEDNESDAY7.19

Meditation Event - A Crystal Bowl Meditation runs from 7-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Koreshan State Historic Site. The class helps participants to recharge energy, rebalance chakras, and to reconnect to a higher self. This is a pre-paid event. 3800 Corkscrew Road. Pre-register at TheGypsySeaWitch.com: (754) 444-9779.

Paint Sessions - Vino’s Picasso hosts guided paint sessions themed “Canvas or Coconut” from 5-7:30 p.m. ($20) and “Wine Wednesday” from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. ($25). Includes instruction and materials. No experience needed. 15250 S. Tamiami Trl., #109. Register at VINOSpicasso.com or 288-6953.

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

Open Mic - An Open Mic starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Laugh In Comedy Club at 7:30 p.m. Participants must check in by 7 p.m. $5 admission. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

UPCOMING

Bowling Event - The fourth annual Beach Chamber Bowling Bash starts at 5 p.m. July 20 at Beach Bowl and Pelican Arcade. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. This year’s theme is a Hawaiian Luau, so grass skirts and coconut bras are welcome. The event features raffle prizes, free food and a cash bar. Prizes are awarded for winning team, best score, worst score, hula competition and for best dressed team. $150 for a team of five players. www.beachchamberbowl.com or 454-7500.

Art & Poetry - Gulf Coast Leisure hosts an Art & Poetry Networking Event at 8 p.m. July 21. The event showcases SWFL art and poetry. $10 admission. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

Comedy Night - Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night is set for 8 p.m. July 22 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Professional comedian Michael Palascak serves as the MC, with comedian Pat McGann performing the finale. The lineup of performers includes local celebrities, with proceeds benefiting SalusCare. $175 VIP; $125 general admission. $125. 2301 First St. www.saluscarecomedynight.org

ONGOING EVENTS

Wildlife Exhibit - Al Hoffacker’s breathtaking “Strictly Native Wildlife Photography” exhibit runs through July 25 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Free admission. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

Collective Exhibit - The James Franco & Kalup Linzy: Collaborations exhibit is on display at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College through July 29. 489-9313 or www.RauschenbergGallery.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.

Jazz Music - The Road. house Café offers live jazz Wednesday through Sunday. The Danny Sinoff Trio performs from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Jazz-Matics, featuring Lynn Richardson, perform from 7-10 on Thursdays. Tony Boffa & Friends perform on Friday nights and Saturdays feature the Danny Sinoff Quartet from 7:30-10:30 p.m. A Sunday Jazz Jam runs from 7-10 p.m. 15660 San Carlos Blvd., Ste. 280. 415-4375 or www.Road. housecafefl.com.

Special Events - Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant hosts Karaoke from 9 p.m.- midnight on Sundays. In the Biz events with half prices in the bar are held from 9 p.m.-closing on Wednesdays (media and medial professionals) and 9 p.m. Thursdays (hospitality professionals). Fridays are Teacher Appreciation Day with halfprice pizza). 7091 College Pkwy. 939-5344 or https://monalisafortmyers.com/.

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.

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.

Historical Village - The Sanibel Historical Village has changed to summer hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum will close Aug. 1-Oct. 16. 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.

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.

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.

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 at 8 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. $14. For reservations: 945-0405. www.Truetours.net.

History Tours - True Tours offers River District History Tours at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and at 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. Tours leave from the Franklin Shops 2200 First St. $13. For reservations: 945-0405. www.Truetours.net.

Historical Site - The Mound House is open to visitors, with Calusa Shell Mound Tours, guided beach walks at Newton Beach Park, a gardens of Mound House walking tour, shorebirds programs and guided museum tours regularly scheduled. Explore the newly restored historic home, see exhibitions and wander the scenic grounds. 451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach. www.moundhouse.org or 765-0865. ¦

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