August 9, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Drink & draw

Grassroots competition part of annual conference of Florida architects

SO A BUNCH OF ARCHITECTS WALK INTO A BAR … It sounds like the setup for a joke, but it’s the basis of an honored tradition at the yearly conference of the Florida chapter of American Institute of Architects: the Drink and Draw. More...

Let a local getaway take you out of the ‘reds’

THE DIVA DIARIES

It happens every year at this time. I call it the August reds. I’d say it was the August blues, but these days, the weather is red and my mood is dead. More...

Jack Frost nipping at your nose … and everything else

ARTS COMMENTARY

There’s no hell like being forced to socialize with people you don’t like — unless it’s being married to someone you can’t stand More...

HOROSCOPES

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Watch that penchant for being super-judgmental at work. It might create a bad impression with someone whose decisions could determine the course of your career.  More...

KidzAct teens bring beloved Roald Dahl tale to life

Set sail with an orphan boy and his insect friends on an amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit when  More...

‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature’

LATEST FILMS

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature” is not just atrocious, it’s insulting to the human race. Literally. The only decent humans in the film are the cops in the end; everyone else seems to come straight from hell.  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...

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...

Leveling the playing field

GIVING

With baseball season in full swing, we savor the crack of the bat and the smell of popcorn and hot dogs, while relishing the pleasures of summertime. More...

When and how to lose a trick

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Most mistakes made by declarer are basically simple errors. The hands that are easy to play correctly by far outnumber the more complicated ones; they require only ordinary care to achieve the best result.  More...

Startling tales of America’s Cold War sailors revealed

FLORIDA WRITERS

I can’t think of another short story collection that I’ve read in recent years that’s given me such a jolt of vicarious experience and insight. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, AUG. 10, 10 P.M. Close to You Remembering the Carpenters   Trace the Carpenters’ career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the siblings’ friends in the music business.  FRIDAY, AUG. 11, 10:30 P.M. More...