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Holidays at the MACC – By the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 at the Music and Arts Community Center. 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers. 239-277-1700 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.org.
Holiday Pops – By the Punta Gorda Symphony at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. $65 adults; $15 children. 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. 941-205-5996 or www.pgsymphony.org.
Come From Away – At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through Dec. 19. Tickets start at $65. 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239-481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Jingle Bell Jubilee – A Music Series show by Players Circle Theatre through Dec. 19. $40 general admission; $50 VIP. 64554 North Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers. 239-800-3292 or www.PlayersCircleTheater.com.
A Christmas Carol – By Fort Myers Theatre through Dec. 19. Show times vary. $20-$30. 16120 San Carlos Blvd., #5, Fort Myers. 239-323-6570 or www.ftmyerstheatre.com.
The Roommate – By Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts at 7:30 p.m.Dec.16-18,witha2p.m.matineeon Dec. 19. $13-$30. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-939-2787 or www.ArtIn- Lee.org/Theatre.
Holly Jolly Christmas – By Broadway Palm Theatre through Dec. 25. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – By Cultural Park Theater through Dec. 19. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 239-772-5862 or www.culturalparktheater.com.
No Claus For Alarm – At Off Broadway Palm Theatre through Dec. 25. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
The Complete History of America (abridged) – By The Laboratory Theater of Florida on select dates through Dec. 19. $30 adults; $10 students. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 239-218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
Holiday Party – Wicked Dolphin Distillery hosts its Annual Holiday Parking Lot Party from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event features three food trucks, two dessert trucks, a limited edition rum release, holiday cocktails, music by Riverside and a tent by the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. Friendly, leashed pets are welcome. 131 SW 3rd Place, Cape Coral. 239-242-5244 or www.wickeddolphin.com.
Art & Poetry – Gulf Coast Leisure hosts an Art & Poetry Networking Event at 8 p.m. (cocktails at 7:30 p.m.) at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Mixed media artists, music, spoken word and vendors are highlighted each month. $10. 2301 First St. 239-333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.
Holiday Sounds – Holiday Jazz at
the MACC, featuring the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective, starts at 7 p.m. at the Music and Arts Community Center. The show features special guest artists saxophonist Valerie Gillespie and trombonist Herb Bruce and brings the Collective’s special swinging style to holiday classics. 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers. 239-277-1700 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.org.
Live Music – Yard Dog Charlie performs at 5 p.m. at Mudbugs. 1473 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 239-472-2221 or www.mudbugssanibel.com.
Funny Guy – Mr. Showtime performs tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Showtimes vary. $10 general admission; $15 VIP. 8595 College Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239-479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Comedy Show – Comedian Steve Trevino performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 239-389-6901 or www.eventbrite.com.
Live Music – Tat-2 Trio performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, www.moreinparadise.com or www.facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Live Jazz – The Dan Miller Quartet performs from 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays during December at The Barrel Room. 2214 Bay St. 239-333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Concert Series – The Gulf Coast Town Center Concert Series presents Bob Zottola from 7-9 p.m. in the courtyard. Free admission; bring chairs for seating. 9903 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com.
Live Tunes – Deb and the Dynamics performs from 6-9 p.m. at the Nauti Parrot Dock Bar. 19001 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. 239-314-5667.
Holiday Fun – The Holiday Twinkle Gala runs today through Sunday at the WildChild Art Gallery. There are special events from 4-8 p.m. nightly with snacks, s’mores over the campfire, kids crafts and more. 4625 Pine Island Road, NW, Matlacha.
Holiday Event – WinterFest, a weekend long series of holiday fun, runs today through Sunday at Mercola Market & Café of Cape Coral. Events include food trucks, an Ugly Sweater Contest, a toy drive for the LCSO, an Arts & Crafts Expo, a Vintage Car Show, a 5K run, an ice rink, farmers market, horse-drawn carriage rides, reindeer and more. Parking is $5 per day. 125 SW 3rd Place, Cape Coral. www.mercolamarketcc.com or 239-599-9400.
Comedy & Variety – Just For Laughs, a comedy variety show meant for mature audiences, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium. $20. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Rooftop Tunes – Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents music by DJ Selecta AJ from 8-11 p.m. 2301 First St. 239- 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.
Music Event – Music Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy a music in a variety of genres, plus dining and shopping. www.facebook.com/fortmyersmusicwalk or www.explorefortmyers.com.
More Music – N Fusion performs from 8 p.m.-midnight tonight and Saturday at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, www.moreinparadise.com or www.facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Holiday Show – Brother Love’s Big Holiday Musical Extravaganza takes the stage from 6-9 p.m. at Olde Fish House Marina. 4530 Pine Island Road, Matlacha. 239-282-9587.
Live Tunes – Deb and the Dynamics performs from 7-10 p.m. at Dolphin Key Tiki Hut. 1502 Miramar, Cape Coral. 239-540-9454.
One-Man Show – Yard Dog Charlie performs at 4 p.m. at Phuzzy’s Boat Shack. 3051 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. 239-283-5555 or www.phuzzysboatshack.com.
Salsa Artist – Grammy-winning salsa artist Luis Enrique performs at 8 p.m. at Seminole Casino Hotel. Advance tickets are $79. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 1-800-514-ETIX or www.moreinparadise.com.
Christmas Classic – A Movie in the Park, featuring a showing of the holiday classic “Elf,” rated PG, runs from 6-9 p.m. at Estero Park. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Kona Ice and Santa photos available. Free admission. 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. 239-533-1470.
Boat Parade – The Holiday Boat-ALong runs from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in Cape Coral and includes a festival at Four Freedoms Park with food, Christmas music, a family movie on a big screen and a visit from Santa. Participants can watch the boats line up in Bimini Basin. www.cometo cape-coral.com/christmas-boat-parade. html.
Pop Up Market – A Pop Up Christmas Market runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and from noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Bell Tower. The indoor-outdoor market showcases the wares of local entrepreneurs and artisans. 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. 239-489-1221 or www.belltowerfl.com/events/.
Tribute Show – The Bonita Elks presents the Fabulous Girls of Motown at 7:15 p.m. A grand buffet is open from 5-7 p.m. $49.95 plus tax. 3231 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. 239-949-1066.
Blues Tunes – A Backyard Bluesfest featuring Mike Zito, Tommy Lee Cook and The Buckingham Blues Band with Rex Bongo, and The Frank Bang Three runs from 2-8 p.m. in the back yard at the Buckingham Blues Bar. $15 per person; no coolers or pets. 5641 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers. 239-693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.
Equines Aplenty – The Mini Horses from Endless Trails Stable visit Miromar Outlets at 11 a.m. Shoppers are encouraged to say “hay” to the adorable equines roaming the mall. The world-famous, eighthorse Budweiser Clydesdale hitch makes a special appearance from 5-7:30 p.m. near the lake in the northwest parking lot. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.miromaroutlets.com.
Beach Yoga – Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday on Fort Myers Beach. The Level One Flow practice is suitable for most levels and
is held on the sand just north of the pier. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. $15, cash only. Register at www.facebook.com/beckylangfitness or www.beckylang.com. 239-791-6538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Music – Nicole DiAndrea performs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturdays at the Twisted Vine Bistro. 2214 Bay St., Fort Myers. 239-226-1687 or www.Twisted- VineBistro.com.
One-Man Show – Yard Dog Charlie performs at 8:30 a.m. at the Cape Coral Farmers Market at SE 47th Terrace and SE 10th Place, Cape Coral. 239-541-4665 or www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com.
Blues Tunes – Mike Imbasciani and his BluezRockerz perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Nauti Parrot Tiki Hut. 3448 Marinatown Lane, North Fort Myers. 239-349-7907.
More Music – Deb and the Dynamics perform from 7-10 p.m. at Buddah Live. 12701 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-246-1246.
Holiday Films – The Alliance for the Arts hosts a Holiday Outdoor Movie Double Feature of “Elf” and “Christmas Vacation” at 6 p.m. an 8 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs for a merry little movie night. Tickets are required; children ages 4 and under are free. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-939-2787 or www.artinlee.org/event/doublefeature/.
Holiday Sounds – The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers present “Holiday Passport,” a celebration of Christmas around the world, at 5 p.m. at Sanibel Community Church. The concert features holiday selections from countries around the world, with accompaniment by special guest musicians including guitar and percussion. Free, but goodwill offerings welcome. 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. www.mastersingersfm.com, 239-246-3769 or email@example.com.
Outdoor Concert – The Americana Community Music Association @ the Alliance for the Arts presents The Reckless Saints and Java Moon Band at 4 p.m. $16 public; $15 ACMA/Alliance members. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-939-2787, 239-691-4069 or www.artinlee.org.
Jazz Brunch – The Barrel Room hosts a Sunday Jazz Brunch with Roy Gerson and Don Mopsick from 10:30-1:30 p.m. 2210-2214 Bay St., Fort Myers. 239-226-1687 or www.TwistedVineBistro.com.
One-Man Show – Yard Dog Charlie performs at 3 p.m. at Three Fishermen. 13021 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers. 239-599-8568 or www.threefishermenseafood.com.
New Bazaar – The East Palm Locals Bazaar, featuring creations by SWFL artists, runs from noon-4 p.m. every Sunday at Neenie’s House. 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers. Text 224-678-4901, #EastPalmMercado or #NeeniesHouse.
Garden Tours – Lee County Parks & Recreation offers a free garden tour of the Manatee Park butterfly garden and habitats at 9 a.m. every Sunday through March 2022. The tours meet behind the welcome center. Free with paid parking. 10901 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-533-7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blues Tunes – Mike Imbasciani and his BluezRockerz perform from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Nauti Parrot Dock Bar. 19001 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. 239-314-5667.
Live Music – Deb and the Dynamics performs from 1-4 p.m. at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar. 708 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. 239-765-9660.
Outdoor Concert – A Reiko and Friends Outdoor Holiday Concert starts at 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts. The event is an orchestral performance by Reiko Niiya, former concertmaster of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, joined on stage by 10 of her musician friends. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-939-2787 or www.artinlee.org.
Tribute Show – The Ultimate Queen Celebration starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Tickets start at $47.80. 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239-481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Jazz Show – The Danny Sinoff Trio performs at 7 p.m. at the Players Circle Theatre at the Shell Factory. Tonight’s theme is “Danny Swings Christmas.” $15 general admission; $25 VIP. 64554 North Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers. 239- 800-3292 or PlayersCircleTheater.com.
Holiday Show – Brother Love’s Big Holiday Musical Extravaganza runs from 7-10 p.m. at Froggy’s. 3620 Stringfellow Road, Saint James City. 239-283-3773.
Candlelight Vigil – The Lee County Homeless Coalition hosts its 25th annual Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. on the steps of the Old Lee County Courthouse. The event honors those who have passed and spotlights the need for more affordable housing, shelters and accessible health care. 2120 Main St., Fort Myers. www.leehomeless.org or www.facebook.com/leehomeless/.
Finding Joy – A Blue Christmas Service, “Finding Joy When the Holidays Aren’t Merry,” starts at 6;30 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. All are welcome. 4141 DeLeon St., Fort Myers. 239-936-2200 or wesleymemumc.com.
Live Music – Time Trax performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Singles Group – Sunshine Singles of Fort Myers meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Shoeless Joe’s in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The group is open to anyone over 50. 13051 Bell Tower Dr., Fort Myers. 239-985-0188.
Jam Time – Neenie’s House hosts JellyJam, a free jam session for local musicians, from 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday. All are welcome. 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers. Text 224-678-4901, #EastPalmMercado or #NeeniesHouse.
Botanical Gardens – The Berne Davis Gardens are open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday until May. The gardens feature bromeliads, hibiscus, rare and tropical fruit, roses, herbs, native plants, orchids and a bonsai display. Garden Council members lead guided tours of the grounds and answer questions about plantings. 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers. 239-332-4942 or www.fmlcgardencouncil.com.
Foxtrot Classes – Cape Coral USA Dance Chapter offers foxtrot classes
with instructor Greg Kurth from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays during December (no class Dec. 28) at Four Freedoms Park. No partners needed. $8. 4818 Tarpon Point, Cape Coral. 239-565-7947 or email@example.com.
Musician & Songwriter – David Foster stars in “An Intimate Evening With David Foster,” featuring Katharine McPhee and special guests Fernando Varela, Pia Toscano and Sheléaat, 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Tickets start at $58. 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers. 239-481-4849.
Live Music – The Hip Squad performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, www.moreinparadise.com or www.facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Live Music – Live music with Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band with Rex Bongo runs from 8-11 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 3-6 p.m. on Sundays at the Buckingham Blues Bar. Free admission; no smoking. All musicians are welcome. 5641 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers. 239-693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.
One-Man Show – Yard Dog Charlie performs at 6:30 p.m. at Bert’s Bar. 4271 Pine Island Road, Matlacha. 239-282-3232 or www.bertsbar.com.
Live Jazz – The Gerald Augustin Trio, featuring Dan Hack and James Kerwin, performs from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesdays during December at The Barrel Room. 2214 Bay St. 239-333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Weekly Dances – Club Country dances run from 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday through May at the Riverside Community Center. Line and partner dance instruction is from 7-8 p.m., followed by open dancing until 10 p.m. $5 members; $10 guests. 3061 East Riverside Dr., Fort Myers. www.clubcountrydance.com.
Camera Club – The Fort Myers Camera Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month through April 6 at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church. All levels of photographers are welcome. Membership is $30; masks are required. 8570 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers. www.fortmyerscc.com.
Beach Walks – Free guided beach walks at San Carlos Bay Bunche Beach Preserve start at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and continue through April 2022. The volunteer-led program teaches the basics of different beach ecosystems, types of
shells and more. Free with paid parking of $2 an hour. 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers. leegov.com/parks, 239-533-7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Stroll – Dean Park hosts its Annual Holiday Stroll, a self-guided walking tour of the historic homes in the century old neighborhood. Free walking tour maps are available at the green kiosk located at the Dean Park Triangle, a small neighborhood park at the intersection of Cranford Avenue and Providence Street. The map features 50 historic homes in Dean Park, where the first home was built in 1916, and includes a photo and historic facts about each house. www.deanpark.org.
Holiday Tradition – The Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club presents the 65th annual Holiday House: “The Happiest Time of the Year!” from 5-9 p.m. through Dec. 22 at the Langford-Kingston and Burroughs homes at Fowler and First streets. Volunteers have transformed the homes, lawns, gardens and grounds into magical displays of holiday cheer and décor. Santa is on hand Dec 17-22. $5 adults; free for under 10. www.fmwcc.net.
Holiday Train – The annual Holiday Express miniature train runs through Dec. 30 at Lakes Park. Hours are 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The train transports riders through a winter wonderland with lights and decorations. $6 for ages 6-adult. 7330 Gladiolus Dr., Fort Myers. www.rrmsf.org.
Group Exhibit – The “Gifted” group exhibition runs through Dec. 29 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The exhibit features hand-crafted gift items. 2301 First St., Fort Myers. 239-333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.
Featured Artists – Harbour View Gallery Featured Artists for December are Beth Blewett, acrylic artist, and Key Yacavone, woodcarver. See their work, along with art from more than 30 local member-artists, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Suite 104, Cape Coral. www.Harbourviewgallery.com.
Holiday Nights – The Edison and Ford Winter Estates hosts the 46th annual Holiday Nights through Jan. 6. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419.
Toy Train Display – Bell Tower presents a model holiday railroad display that has been meticulously re-created by Scale Rails of Southwest Florida in Suite
207 off Center Court each Friday-Sunday through Dec. 19. Display times are limited: www.thebelltowershops.com/ events/. 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers.
Holiday Sights – Holiday Magic Village is open through Dec. 24 at the Bell Tower. The village includes Santa’s workshop and a Grinch’s Grotto with a photo op spot. Santa’s hours vary and photo reservations are required. 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. 239-489-1221 or www.belltowerfl.com.
Shopping Tours – Mystery Resale Shopping Bus Tour resumes its resale shopping bus tours every other Thursday, with pickup points from Venice to Naples. Organizers don’t disclose the location until shoppers are on the bus. Tickets include a catered lunch, door prizes, discounts, contests and more. Choose from 17 different cities. email@example.com, www.thehappythriftershopper.com or 941-786-4847.
Waterfront Tours – The Ostego Bay Foundation offers Working Waterfront Tours of the San Carlos Island shrimp fleet from 9 a.m.-noon every Wednesday. Tours provide an up close and personal look at the shrimping industry, plus a visit to the Marine Science Center Museum. $20 adults; $10 children. For reservations: 239-765-8101 or www.ostegobay.org/waterfront-tours/.
Art Exhibit – The Palms Gallery inside Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the works of local artist and longtime Broadway Palm employee Chari (Klackle) Mooradian through Dec. 25. Her vibrant pieces showcase a variety of subjects, from Fort Myers area landscapes to flora and fauna. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
Wegman & Massing – Florida Southwestern State College presents “William WEGMAN & Jack MASSING: TWO CLEVER BY HALF – A Call & Response Project” at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery through Dec. 4. The site-specific exhibition premieres collaborative works in a frequently evolving installation with the artists-in-residence often creating work in “full-view” during regular/public gallery hours. 8099 College Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239-489-9313 or www.RauschenbergGallery.com.
Yoga Class – The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts Indra yoga classes with Meghan Pullaro from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. $16 per class. 2301 First St., Fort Myers. www.sbdac.com or 239-333-1933. ¦
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