WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO



Cherry Red, a performance by Cole ‘n’ Keef & Dance Key West.

Cherry Red, a performance by Cole ‘n’ Keef & Dance Key West.

THEATER

42nd Street – At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Jan. 26-31. Show times vary. $40-$75. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com.

The Amish Project – By Theatre Conspiracy at 6 p.m. on select dates Jan. 22-Feb. 7 at the FSW Black Box Theatre, Building L. A matinee starts at 2 p.m. Feb. 7. $24 adults; $11 students and women under age 41. 936-3239.

Too Marvelous For Words – By Florida Repertory Theatre Jan. 22-March 6. 2268 Bay St. 332-4488 or floridarep.org.

Camping with Henry & Tom – At the BIG ARTS Strauss Theater through Feb. 6. 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Bigarts.org or 472-6862.

Unnecessary Farce – By Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through March 5.1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

The Velocity of Autumn – By Laboratory Theater of Florida through Jan. 23. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

The Music Man – By Cultural Park Theater through Jan. 24. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862 or culturalparktheater.com.

Kayak – By Theatre Conspiracy at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 at the Foulds Theatre at the Lee County Alliance of the Arts. Tickets are $24, or $11 for women under 41 years of age and for students. theatreconspiracy.org or 936-3239.

The Cocktail Hour – By Florida Repertory Theatre through Jan. 27. 2268 Bay St. 332-4488 or floridarep.org.

Show Boat – By Broadway Palm Theatre through Feb. 14. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

Informed Consent – By Gulfshore Playhouse through Jan. 31 at The Norris Center. (844) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Other Desert Cities – By The Naples Players through Feb. 7 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org.

THURSDAY1.21

RV Show – The 31st annual Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show runs today through Sunday at the Lee Civic Center. The show features 13 dealers displaying 2016 RVs of all styles. Plus 100 outdoor and camping supply vendors. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free parking; $8 admission; free under 16. events.frvta.org.

Tornado Fundraiser – Fathoms Restaurant and Bar hosts some of the area’s best restaurants and culinary personalities for a fundraising event from 6-9 p.m. at Cape Harbour Marina from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Cape Coral teachers and school staff who were affected by Jan. 9 tornado. $50 in advance; $70 at the door. Drink tickets are $5. 5685 Cape Harbour Dr., #106. 542-0123 or fathomsrestaurant.com.

Elvis Show – Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com.

Art Opening – FGCU hosts an opening

reception for the “Borborygmus: Or Beware the 3-Fingered Mouse Without a Soul” exhibition from 5-7 p.m. at the Main Gallery. The exhibit runs through Feb. 25. 590-7199.

Pig Tales – Nick Jr.’s Peppa Pig delights preschoolers and their parents starting at 6 p.m. at Germain Arena. 11000 Everblades Pkwy. $28-48. 948-7825 or germainarena.com.

Live Music – Jerry Dycke performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens. Harry Cassano performs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday. Free admission. 5150 Buckingham Road. 225-0907 or hutrestaurant.com.

FRIDAY1.22

Outdoor Movie – Outdoor Family Movie Nights return to the Alliance for the Arts at 7 p.m. with a screening of “The Peanuts Movie.” Bring lawn chairs, coolers and blankets to enjoy a film under the stars. $5 suggested family donation. 10091 McGregor Blvd. artinlee.org.

Casino Event – The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual “Casino Royale” event at 6 p.m. at Pelican Preserve Country Club.

The event includes casino-style gaming, a silent auction, reverse raffle, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and entertainment. $65. 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. fortmyers.org or 332-2930.

Music Show – The Temptations and The Four Tops perform at 7 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com.

Music & Networking – The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts the 4P Music Network at 6 p.m. Participants connected to music through their art, business or love of it are invited to network with the players in the field. $10. 2301 First St. 4PMusic.com or 333-1933.

Lecture Series – The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge continues its 2016 Friday Lecture Series at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center. The speaker is Cynthia Barnett, author of “Rain: A Natural & Cultural History.” A book signing follows. Free admission. Seating is limited. 472-1100, ext. 241, or dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures.

Paint Party – Vino’s Picasso hosts an exclusive Leoma Lovegrove BYOB Paint Party at 11 a.m. at her outdoor waterfront

garden studio. $50, includes all art supplies. 4637 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha.RSVP: 288-6953 or VINOSpicasso.com.

SATURDAY1.23

Appreciation Dinner – The Fort Myers Police Foundation hosts the “Men & Women in Blue of the Year” appreciation dinner at Colonial Country Club. The event honors the outstanding public service of FMPD and other local, state and federal agencies. $100 individual; $750 table of eight. 9181 Independence Way. fortmyerspolicefoundation.org or (610) 470-0049.

ACMA Concert – The Americana Community Music Association hosts Jaime Michaels and Stevie Coyle, with ACMA member Ken Crosby opening, at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Church. $15 donation. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691- 4069 or americanacma.org.

Food & Brew – Six Bends hosts a Food and Brew Fest featuring live entertainment and food truck fare from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Top Rocker Field. The event features craft beer and food trucks from Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bistro on the Go and Fire and Rice plus music by Electric Lipstick and the 24 Carat Band. $15. 9501 Thunder Rd. Taylorl@sfe-us.com or 275-4647.

Bike Event – Six Bends Harley- Davidson teams up with Adam Sandoval and his co-pilot pet Chihuahua, Scooter, from Scootin’ America in an attempt to break the record for the “Largest Parade of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.” The ride starts at 11 a.m. at Six-Bends. To registers: breaktherecord.eventbrite.com or visit the hospitality desk at Six Bends. robinw@sfe-us.com or 275-4647.

Bluegrass Tunes – The Slocan Ramblers perform at 8 p.m. in BIG ARTS’ Schein Hall. $37-$42 adults; $5 children. 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel. 395-0900 or bigarts.org.

Country Singer – Larry Gatlin performs at 7 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Church of the Nazarene. $25-$35. 6781 Bayshore Rd. 567-0150.

SUNDAY1.24

River Cruise – The SCCF hosts a Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise leaving from the W.P. Franklin Lock at 1 p.m. The 2.5-hour cruise travels east toward Alva, visiting the historic bends of the river with narration by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher and historian. $45. For reservations: 472-2329.

Big Band – The SWFL Big Band Concert is set for 2-4 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. Bring blankets and chairs for seating. bonitaspringsconcertband.com.

Bass Baritone – Douglas Renfroe, cantor and music director at Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel Island, performs at 3 p.m. at the Sanibel Congregational Church. Mr. Renfroe is an internationally acclaimed bass baritone. The concert features a variety of musical styles. Free will offerings welcome. 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Sunday Music – Six Bends Harley Davidson presents live music by Desperate Souls from 1-4 p.m. during Sundays at the Pit. 9501 Thunder Road. SixBends.com or 275-4647.

Farmers Market – Harbour Plaza hosts a farmers market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday. Shop for fresh seafood, produce, pickles, coffee and more. 17660 South Tamiami Trail. 273-2350.

Music Event – The Americana Community Music Association and HBS host 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 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 Rd. 693-7111.

Paint Party – Vino’s Picasso hosts an Edison & Ford Party at 2 p.m. at the Edison Ford Winter Estates. Sit under the world famous mysore fit on the Caloohahatchee and enjoy a two-hour paint sesion with beverages. $70, includes access to the grounds and all supplies. 2350 McGregor Blvd.RSVP: 288-6953 or VINOSpicasso.com.

MONDAY1.25

Concert Series – The Shell Point Retirement Community’s Fine and Performing Arts Series presents the Duke Ellington Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium. For tickets: 454-2067or shellpoint.org/concerts.

Community Concerts – The Polish Baltic Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall as part of the 67th annual Fort Myers Community Concert Association’s season. $35-$55. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com.

TUESDAY1.26

Art Event – The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts an Art Talk Tuesday & Closing Party for Steve Pennisi’s “Both Sides of the Paint” and Dan Linehan’s “A Line by Line by Hand” from 6-8 p.m. Meet the artist and enjoy a walk and talk about the exhibiting artwork, learn about different mediums and see what inspires the artist to create. $5 general admission; free for members. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or sbdac.com.

Music Revue – Florida South County Regional Library. Enjoy a musical revue based on the music oP 479-4636.


The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents “Unnecessary Farce” through March 5.

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents “Unnecessary Farce” through March 5.

 

 

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