2017-08-17 / What To Do, Where To Go


The Surrealist Summer Exhibition runs through Aug. 25 at the Center for Visual Arts. The public is welcome. Pictured: “Casualties of the Cole Haan Shoewear” by Del Holt. 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. The Surrealist Summer Exhibition runs through Aug. 25 at the Center for Visual Arts. The public is welcome. Pictured: “Casualties of the Cole Haan Shoewear” by Del Holt. 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. THEATER

The Smell of the Kill - By Laboratory Theater of Florida through Aug. 26. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.

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

She Kills Monsters - By The Naples Players Oct. 11-Nov. 5 at Sugden Community Theater, Naples. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Paradise - By Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 14-29 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.


Bird Watching - Experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide at 5:30 p.m. Meet on the beach at the end of John Morris Road. Bring binoculars, wading shoes and bug spray. Free with paid parking of $2 per hour. 707-3015 or www.birdpatrol.org.

The Elders - Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a guided walk to see the preserve’s strand of ancient bald cypress from 9 a.m.-noon. $10-$25. 348- 9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.

SUP Dudes - Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a beginning paddle boarding lesson at 9:30 a.m. with instructors from Naples Beach Adventures. $15, plus park entry fee. Reservations required. 431-0958 or www.naplesbeachadventures.com.

Comedy Show - Ryan Davis performs today through Saturday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. Tickets start at $30. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

Comedy Show - Michael Blaustein and Chris Flanagan perform tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. $15. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

Live Music - Joey Fiato performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr. Free. 949-1573 or www.promenadeshops.com.


Music & More - Rhythm on the River at The Marina is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Enjoy live music, a cash bar and a limited menu from Pinchers. The Marina offers a river view from the air-conditioned bar or outdoor deck. Free admission. 2350 McGregor Blvd. 334-7419.

Poetry & Art - Gulf Coast Leisure presents an Art & Poetry Networking Event at 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The event showcases music, spoken word, poetry and crafts. Participants can network with like-minded people and expand the artistic community. $10. 2301 First St. www.sbdac.com or 333-1933.

Music & More - Music Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy a variety of music at assorted venues. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.

Live Music - August performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Free. 949-1573 or www.promenadeshops.com.


Benefit Event - The Americana Community Music Association presents an Oak Hammock Benefit Show at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation. Join host Bill Metts and the ACMA for a Songwriters Showcase Open Mic Benefit Show to raise money for guitars for Oak Hammock Middle School/ Suggestion donation $10-$15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. www.americanacma.org or 691-4069.

Writers Group - The Gulf Coast Writers Association presents guest speaker Judy Loose from 10 a.m.-noon at Zion Lutheran Church. She discusses how to get a book into print without spending years looking for a publisher. Participants learn the steps required to bring a book to life. First-time guests are welcome. 7401 Winkler Road. 770-906-7885 or gulfwriters.org.

Park Tours - A guided tour of the historic Koreshan Settlement starts at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at Koreshan State Historic Site. Walk the grounds of the utopian community that helped establish Estero. $2 adults; $1 for under 6. Free with park admission. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

SummerJazz on the Gulf - Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Gloria West and The Gents when the 32nd season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts continues from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in August 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.

Orchid Class - The Happehatchee Center offers a free Orchid Mounting Class from 9-11 a.m. Learn how to incorporate orchids into your tropical environment with help from members of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance. 8791 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.gulfcoastorchidalliance.com.

Live Music - Dead Letter Society performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Free. 949-1573 or www.promenadeshops.com

Chess Group - The Southwest Florida Chess Club plays every Saturday at the Estero Recreation Center. The scholastic group meets from 10 a.m.-noon for chess instruction and games. The regular club meets from noon-4 p.m. 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Club membership is free to all ages and open to all skill levels. The only cost is a one-time $10 fee for an ERC membership. 218-2116 or swflchess@yahoo.com.

Karaoke Time - Flamingo Island Flea Market offers karaoke from noon-4 p.m. year-round at Bahama Momma’s Tiki Bar. 11902 Bonita Beach Road. 948- 7799 or www.flamingoisland.com.


Bridal Blast - Southwest Florida’s best wedding vendors converge from 1-5 p.m. at Germain Arena to offer their services to local brides-to-be. $5, brides can enter for prizes, including a honeymoon to Turks & Caicos, on the website. www.bridalblastfla.com.

Yoga Class - A traditional yoga class runs from 9-10 a.m. every Sunday at Koreshan State Historic Site. The class focuses on breathing, stretching and postures. Beginners are welcome. Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission is free. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

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.


Alumni Exhibit - The Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts at FGCU present the “20/20: Art Alumni Exhibition” in the Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery today through Sept. 21. This exhibition is curated by Gallery Director John Loscuito and Gallery Coordinator Anica Sturdivant. An opening reception is set for 5-8 p.m. Aug. 31. In celebration of FGCU’s 20th anniversary, 20 alumni from the FGCU Art Program are exhibiting in the galleries. The 20th Anniversary Art Walk also includes “20 Years: The Creation of FGCU” in the Archives & Special Collections Gallery in the FGCU Library; and “Selections from the FGCU Art Galleries’ Permanent Collection” in the Library Reference Area, both running through Dec. 15. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Parking is available in Lot 7. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. artgallery.fgcu.edu, 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu.

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Tampopo” (Japan, 1987) 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.

Karate Classes - The Bonita Springs Recreation Center offers Karate Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays through Sept. 11 (no class Sept. 4). Instructor Dave Kelley teaches participants in a safe and positive setting. Youth classes are from 5-6 p.m. and adult classes are from 6-7 p.m. $45. 26740 Pine Ave. 992-2556.


Tennis Lessons - The Bonita Springs Recreation Center offers Junior Tennis Lessons every Tuesday until Aug. 29 at the city of Bonita Springs Tennis Courts. Lessons focus on the fundamentals, fun and fitness, in a safe and positive recreational environment. Classes for 5-8-year-olds are from 4-4:45 p.m. Classes for 9-13-year-olds are from 5-6 p.m. 26740 Pine Ave. 992-2556.


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.


Three-way Exhibit - The Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs presents “The Art of Bean, Camargo and Pascovici” Aug. 24-Oct. 14, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24. The exhibit features work by Kathleen Bean, Silvana Camargo and Alexander Pascovici. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Benefit Event - A Midsummer Nights Rockin’ Fundraiser is set for 6-10 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Heights Center. The Rosada Project, an eight-piece local rock band, performs hit songs from the ’60s and ’70s. The event benefits the Heights School Success program. $10 cover; food and beverage are available. 15570 Hagie Dr. 482-7706.

String Quartet - The Amernet String Quartet performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at The Village Church at Shell Point. $21. 15101 Shell Point Blvd. www.shellpoint.org or 454-2067.

Piano Concert - Pianist Bryan Wallick performs works by Liszt, Bach, Brahms and Albeniz from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 29 at Shangri-La Springs. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 646- 734-8179 or www.grandpianoseries.com.

Turtle Time - Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park presents a talk about sea turtles at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31. Free with park admission. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks. gov.

Art Celebration - Florida Gulf Coast University hosts an art walk with multiple exhibitions to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 31. Events include a curator’s talk, reception for the exhibition “20 Years: The Creation of FGCU” and a final reception and performance at the ArtLab Library. 590-7199 or www.artgallery. fgcu.edu.

Free Concert - Rockin’ Horse performs from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

SummerJazz on the Gulf - Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Late Night Brass when the 32nd season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts concludes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Wicked Game - Rock ’n’ roll crooner Chris Isaak performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $43-$63. 481-4849 or www.bbmanpah.com.

American Pie - Don McLean performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Southwest Florida Events Center. $52- $77. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swflpac.com.

Youth Day - Koreshan State Historic Site hosts Youth Empowerment Day with a fishing clinic, self-defense demonstrations, guided hikes and more from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992- 0311 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Tribute Concert - Southwest Florida Event Center hosts a dinner show featuring Van Halen tribute band Completely Unchained from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 20. $25-$75. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swflpac.com


Summer Exhibit - The Surrealist Summer Exhibition runs through Aug. 25 at the Center for Visual Arts. The public is welcome. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

Art Exhibit - The Center for the Performing Arts presents “The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman” through Aug. 19. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. ¦

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