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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

Harbour View Gallery hosts featured artists for the month of August: Michael Roush, acrylic painter (artwork pictured), and Shannon Vickers, glass artist. The gallery is open every day but Monday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Ste. 104, Cape Coral. Harbourviewgallery.com COURTESY PHOTO

Harbour View Gallery hosts featured artists for the month of August: Michael Roush, acrylic painter (artwork pictured), and Shannon Vickers, glass artist. The gallery is open every day but Monday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Ste. 104, Cape Coral. Harbourviewgallery.com COURTESY PHOTO

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Hot tickets across the state

» Men At Work with John Waite — Aug. 4, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. www.rutheckerdhall.com.

» Buddy Guy and John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth — Aug. 4, Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale. www.browardcenter.org.

» Buddy Guy and John Hiatt — Aug. 5, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. www.rutheckerdhall.com.

» Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert — Aug. 5, iThink Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. www.livenation.com.

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» Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert — Aug. 6, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa. www.midflorida.com.

» Dance Gavin Dance — Aug. 6, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. www.jannuslive.com.

» Monster Jam — Aug. 6-7, FLA Live Arena formerly the BB&T Center, Sunrise. www.flalivearena.com.

» Michael Bublé Higher Tour — Aug. 10, Amway Center, Orlando. www.amwaycenter.com.

THEATER

Musical Comedy – “A Cracker at The Ritz,” a 75-minute satirical roasting of all things Florida in song and sketch comedy, starts at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium & Film Center. The show stars Betsy Bennett and Rick Compton. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239- 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates offer Inside-the-Homes Tours at 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Tuesdays. The 90-minute tours give a sneak peek inside normally closed-off areas of Thomas Edison’s Seminole Lodge and Henry Ford’s The Mangoes. Free for members; $20-$50 for non-members. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419. COURTESY PHOTO

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates offer Inside-the-Homes Tours at 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Tuesdays. The 90-minute tours give a sneak peek inside normally closed-off areas of Thomas Edison’s Seminole Lodge and Henry Ford’s The Mangoes. Free for members; $20-$50 for non-members. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419. COURTESY PHOTO

Something Rotten TEEN – By The Naples Players Aug. 5-7 in Blackburn Hall. Show times vary. $20. 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 239-263-7990 or naplesplayers.org.

ART – By The Studio Players on select dates through Aug. 7 at the Golden Gate Community Center’s Joan Jenks Auditorium. Show times vary. $30 adults; $15 youth. 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. www.thestudioplayers.org or 239-398-9192.

RENT – By Fort Myers Theatre on select dates Aug. 6-21. Show times vary. $35. 16120 San Carlos Blvd., #5, Fort Myers. 239-323-6570 or ftmyerstheatre.com.

Trap – By The Laboratory Theater of Florida on select dates Aug. 5-20 with half-price previews Aug. 3-4 and an Aug. 14 post-performance talkback. Show times vary. $30 adults; $10 students. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 239-218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

The Wizard of Oz – At Broadway Palm Theatre through Aug. 15. Show times and ticket prices vary. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

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Mall Mutts – Adoptable and adorable pups from the Gulf Coast Humane Society visit the Lee County Sheriff’s Community Outreach Center in Suite 109 at Miromar Outlets and stroll the mall from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Open Mic – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts OMB! Open Mic Bonita at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium & Film Center. The show features performing artists of all types: singers, writers, poets, musicians, actors, comedians and more. Each act gets five minutes on stage. $10 audience; performers are free. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239- 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

The galleries of Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point host the exhibits “Fireworks and Fishin’: Scenes of Summer” and “Gone Fishin’: Woodworks by Roger Ruth and Tom Young” through Aug. 27. 17281 On Par Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-225-2916 or TribbyArtsCenter.com. COURTESY PHOTO

The galleries of Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point host the exhibits “Fireworks and Fishin’: Scenes of Summer” and “Gone Fishin’: Woodworks by Roger Ruth and Tom Young” through Aug. 27. 17281 On Par Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-225-2916 or TribbyArtsCenter.com. COURTESY PHOTO

Book Discussion – The North Fort Myers Public Library hosts I Love Young Adult Books: “From Dust, a Flame” by Rebecca Podos at 2 p.m. 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers. 239-479- INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.

Book Chat – The Lakes Regional Library hosts a Book Discussion of “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner at 2 p.m. The novel is a subversive debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time. Registration is required. 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers. 239-479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.

Mighty Mussels – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels play the Bradenton Marauders at 7 p.m. tonight through Sunday at Hammond Stadium. Tonight’s special is Miracle Throwback Nights. Check out other specials online. Tickets start at $10. 14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers. www.milb.com/ fort-myers/schedule.

Mound House. COURTESY PHOTO

Mound House. COURTESY PHOTO

Special Tours – The Edison and Ford Winter Estates offer Inside-the-Homes Tours at 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Tuesdays. The 90-minute tours give a sneak peek inside normally closed-off areas of Thomas Edison’s Seminole Lodge and Henry Ford’s The Mangoes. Free for members; $20-$50 for non-members. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419.

Funny Gal – Comedian Julie Scoggins performs tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. $11 general admission; $16 VIP. 8595 College Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239- 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

At the Zig Zag – 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, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

Downtown Market – The River District Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursdays year-round under the bridge at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. The market offers fresh produce, food trucks, honey, flowers, cheese and more. 2000 W. First St. www.buylocallee.com.

Comedy Show – Comedian Tom Cotter performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

FRIDAY8.5

Art Opening – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for the exhibit “Clarity” at 6 p.m. at the Center for Visual Arts, Main and Tranovich Galleries. Free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Aug. 25. CFABS galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 26100 Old 41 Road. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Art Event – The Fort Myers River District Alliance hosts Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. in the downtown historic district. Enjoy art, demos, exhibits, music, dining and shopping. Dave Byron performs jazz fusion from 6-10 p.m. www.myriverdistrict.com/events/art-walk/.

Art Opening – The Alliance for the Arts hosts an opening reception for “Colonial Contours” from 5-7 p.m. The free event features the works of Martha De la Cruz representing the Dominican Republic and Dimithry Victor representing Haiti, as well as light refreshments. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 28. The Theatre Gallery artist is Jersey Dunn. The Members Gallery features artwork from the final session of Summer Arts Camp. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. artinlee.org/colonialcontours or 239-939-2787.

Art Reception – The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts an opening reception for two exhibits from 6-10 p.m. during Art Walk. “Imagine” by Artsemble Underground is on display in the Grand Atrium & Conservatory. “Moon-Womb-Bloom” by Julie Congress can be viewed in the Capital Gallery. The shows are on display through Aug. 26. 2301 First St., Fort Myers. 239- 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

Mangrove Program – Lovers Key State Park hosts “Magnificent Mangroves” at 10:30 a.m. Join a park ranger to discover the intricacies of Florida’s most vital intercoastal plants. Free with paid park entry; reservations are required: www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com. 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach.

At the Zig Zag – Phase 1 Live 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, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.

At Miromar – David Lynn performs classic rock from 4-7 p.m. near Saks OFF 5th at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

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At The Ranch – Pure Country performs at 9 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon. Doors open at 7 p.m. $13.85. 2158 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-985-9839 or www.theranchfortmyers.com.

Back to School – Edison Mall hosts a Back To School Fest & Fashion Show from noon-4 p.m. The event features hands-on activities, including art, Too Tall Torie, a live DJ, a fashion show, school district officials, nonprofits and more. Vendors are welcome. Free admission. 4125 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. shopedisonmall.com/.

Beer Fest – The Edison Bar and Banquet Center hosts a craft beer fest from 2-7 p.m. The event features a variety of hand-selected crafts from local breweries, beer swag, local food truck Big Nicks BBQ and more. Participants include Cigar City, Fort Myers Brewing, Palm City Brewing and PBR. 3583 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-936- 9348 or www.edisonfortmyers.com.

Live Music – Guitarist Mark Aulick performs from 4-7 p.m. near Ford’s Garage at Miromar Outlets. Gregory Griffith performs timeless tunes from 4-7 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.miromaroutlets.com.

Flea Market – An outdoor flea market runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Neenie’s House. Presented by the East Palm Locals, the event features plants, clothes, jewelry, art and more. Vendors needed; $10 per space. 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers. www.neenieshouse.com/ or 224-678-4901.

Miromar Market – The Farmers Market at Miromar Outlets runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market features produce, honey, flowers, olive oils, healthy cleaning products, local fresh seafood and smoked fish dips, handcrafted soaps and jewelry, crafts, jewelry and more. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.41markets.com.

Cape Event – The Cape Coral Downtown Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. every Saturday at Club Square, Southeast 47th Terrace and Southeast 10th Place, Cape Coral. The market features fresh local produce, baked goods and more. www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com.

Naples Market – The Third Street Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in downtown Naples. The market features fresh produce, flowers, pasta, seafood, baked goods, prepared foods, jams and more. www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

McGregor Market – The McGregor Farmer’s Market, formerly the Green- Market at the Alliance for the Arts, has moved to St. Hilary’s Church on the corner of Colonial and McGregor boulevards. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market includes local seafood and honey, organic vegetables, bromeliads and garden decor. 239-450-6060, The McGregor Local Farmers Market @facebook or Tigertoesherbsandteas@gmail.com.

Live Music – Dave Byron performs jazz fusion from noon-3 p.m. on Saturdays at Yucatan Waterfront Bar & Grill. 4875 Pine Island Road, Matlacha. 239- 283-0113.

SUNDAY8.7

Back to School – A Back to School Bash runs from 5-7 p.m. at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church. The free event includes inflatables, games, music and food. The first 250 students in attendance receive a free bag of school supplies. Iona McGregor Fire District, Scout Troop 119, Edward Jones, the School District of Lee County and others are on hand. 8570 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers. 239-482-1250, clumc@cypresslakeumc.com or cypresslakeumc.com.

At the Zig Zag – Euphoria performs from 4-8 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/.

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.

At Miromar – Dale Schwegel performs the best of blues from 1-4 p.m. near Ford’s Garage at Miromar Outlets. Guitarist John Butler performs from 1-4 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Estero Market – The Koreshan State Park Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays. Free with park admission of $5 per vehicle. 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/koreshan-statepark or 239-992-0311.

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Singles Group – Gulfshore Singles, a group of mature and active singles who enjoy many different social activities, meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at Fort Myers Christian Church. New members are welcome to join this non-religious group. 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. gssswfla+flweekly@gmail.com.

Film Series – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Films for Film Lovers series screens “The Past” (2021) 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. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

At the Zig Zag – Cachet 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/.

Automotive Tour – Edison and Ford Winter Estates offers Automotive Tours at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays. Automotive Curator James Moss offers a new perspective on the evolution of the automobile. From the Model T to the Model A, gasoline to electric, the explores one of the Estates’ most popular collections. $15 members; $40 non-members. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419.

TUESDAY8.9

Lecture Series – The Mound House Summer Lecture Series presents “The Creatures of The Mound House: From Birds to Bugs” with Curator of Education Bobby Feldman from 6-7 p.m. The series is for adults only, with a wine-&-refreshments reception at 5:30 p.m. $7 members; $12 non-members. Registration is required at 239-765-0865. 451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach. www.moundhouse.org.

In-Depth Look – Edison and Ford Winter Estates hosts Special Historian led Presentations at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each week, Edison Ford historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to the site. Topics include: Edison’s Dynamo and Generators, Edison’s Early Films, Edison’s Cook: Queenie Adams, Mina Edison, the Edison Children, Edison and Tarpon Fishing, and Edison and Baseball. Included with admission: reservations are not required. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239- 334-7419.

Singles Group – The Sunshine Sr. Singles Social Group meets every Tuesday for Happy Hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Shoeless Joe’s in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Open to anyone over 60, the group enjoys a variety of social activities. New members are welcome. 13051 Bell Tower Dr., Fort Myers. 239- 985-0188.

Historical Site – Mound House is open to visitors, with Calusa shell mound tours, guided beach walks at Newton Beach Park, kayak tours and more. Explore the historic home, see exhibitions and wander the scenic grounds. Mound House is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up; $8 for students with IDs; $5 ages 6-12; and free for 5 and under. 451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach. www.moundhouse.org or 239-765-0865.

Guided Trip – Gaea Guides offers an Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday. Tour the area with a Florida Master Naturalist to see mangroves, birds, dolphins, manatees and other critters. $50 per person; includes all equipment. For reservations: 239-694-5513 or www.GAEAGuides.com.

Kayak Tour – GAEA Guides offers a Royal Palm Park Caloosahatchee River and Creeks Kayak Tour from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday. Explore the wild creeks to see birds and wildlife while learning about the estuary and the native Calusa. Learn about the ancient waterway with a Florida Master Naturalist. $50 per person; includes all equipment. For reservations: 239-694-5513 or www.GAEAGuides.com.

At the Zig Zag – Wonderama 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/.

Cape Market – The Surfside Sunset Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Shops at Surfside, 2354 Surfside Blvd., Cape Coral. www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com.

WEDNESDAY8.10

Piano Performance – Edison and Ford Winter Estates hosts a piano performance by site historian Chet at 9:30 a.m. every other Wednesday starting today. He plays Mina Edison’s 1932 George Steck Piano in the Edison Guest House. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239-334- 7419.

Book Program – The Northwest Regional Library hosts Books & Bagels at 10:30 a.m. The program includes an engaging book discussion with bagels and coffee. 519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral. 239-479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.

Wellness Event – “Spiritual Wellness Thru Breath & Sound,” an outdoor event, starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Neenie’s House. The session fee is by donation. 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers. www.neenieshouse.com/ or 224-678- 4901.

Outdoor Yoga – The Edison and Ford Winter Estates hosts Yoga in the River Pavilion from 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday. Open to all skill levels, the class is taught by Bonnie D’Angelo. Bring a yoga mat, water and a towel. $15 members; $20 non-members. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419.

At the Zig Zag – Vintage 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/.

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. 5641 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers. 239-693- 7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.

UPCOMING

Chamber Awards – The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce hosts its inaugural Chamber Awards and board installation at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club. The program features an award ceremony and gourmet dinner to honor finalists and name honorees for their impact, plus a cash bar reception, prizes and a dessert dash. An installation ceremony follows for the board of directors. $60 individual; $110 for couples. 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd., Fort Myers. Fort- Myers.org, 239-332-2930 or Cameron@ FortMyers.org.

Tribute Show – Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis in Concert tribute to the King of Rock and Roll comes to Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee at 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Mr. MacDonald is the star and creator of Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis in Concert, a national touring full-production, multi-media tribute, complete with a dynamic band and singers. $49. 1-800-514-ETIX or www.moreinparadise.com.

ONGOING

Featured Artists – Harbour View Gallery hosts featured artists for the month of August: Michael Roush, acrylic painter, and Shannon Vickers, glass artist. Their work, along with a variety of work from more than 30 local artists, can be viewed throughout the month. The gallery is open every day but Monday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 5789 Cape Harbour Dr., Ste. 104, Cape Coral. Harbourviewgallery.com

Summer Exhibits – The three galleries of Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point host the exhibits “Fireworks and Fishin’: Scenes of Summer” and “Gone Fishin’: Woodworks by Roger Ruth and Tom Young” through Aug. 27. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The new facility features the Tribby Café, an outdoor sculpture garden and gift shop called Serendipity. 17281 On Par Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-225-2916 or TribbyArtsCenter.com.

Cape Exhibit – The Cape Coral Library Gallery presents paintings by Dianna Willman and pottery by Rick Aliperti through Aug. 27. Changing art exhibits are sponsored by the Friends of Cape Coral Library. 921 SW 39th Ter., Cape Coral. gallery@capefriends.org.

Art Show – The Summer Show runs through Oct. 14 at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. Free admission during gallery hours Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon in Studio 1 and 2. 3030 Shell Mound Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. 239-463-3909 or fortmyersbeachart.com/shows/main-gallery/. ¦

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