2017-05-18 / What To Do, Where To Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Two Way Crossing brings four-part harmony to country music at 8 p.m. May 20 at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Two Way Crossing brings four-part harmony to country music at 8 p.m. May 20 at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. THEATER

55 and Over - By Laboratory Theater of Florida May 26-28. Curtain is 8 p.m. May 26-27 and 2 p.m. May 28. $15 adults; $10 seniors, military and students. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or http://www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

Clue the Musical - By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre May 18-June 24. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Noli Timere (Don’t Be Afraid) - By Theatre Conspiracy through May 20 at the Alliance for the Arts. $24 for adults; $11 for students. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre.

Don’t Dress For Dinner - At Cultural Park Theater through May 21. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772- 5862 or http://culturalparktheater.com.

The Christians - By Gulfshore Playhouse through May 21 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

SYMPHONY

Stars & Stripes Concert - The Naples Philharmonic and Naples Philharmonic Chorus salute the troops with the annual Patriotic Pops performances at 8 p.m. May 18-19. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Magic Carpet - Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform an up-close woodwind concert for kids at 10 a.m. May 20. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Summer Spectacular - The Naples Philharmonic performs classical favorites alongside the organization’s youth orchestra students at 7 p.m. May 28 at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Pro-Am - Talented amateur musicians perform great orchestral works alongside the Naples Philharmonic at 7 p.m. June 3 at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

THURSDAY5.18

Classical Concert - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a concert featuring the flute and piano with works by Poulenc at 7:30 p.m. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Hurricane Seminar - The Bonita Springs Recreation Center holds a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar at 6 p.m. The event includes guest speakers from the Bonita Springs Fire Department and Lee County Emergency Management as well as NBC 2 News Meteorologist Kristen Kirchhaine. Free admission, but pre-registration required: 992-2556. 26740 Pine Ave.

Film Series - The South County Regional Library’s Foreign Film Series presents “Marie’s Story” (French with English subtitles) at 2 p.m. 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. 479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.

Summer Fest - The Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts a Celebrate Summer Children’s Festival from 4-7 p.m. The event includes a bounce house a giant slide, water/boating safety, balloon art and face painting. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. 949-1573 or https://promenadeshops.com/.

Comedy Show - “Seinfeld’s” Steve Hytner performs tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. 8595 College Pkwy. 479- LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

End of Season - An End of Season Big Blowout Appreciation Dinner and Show featuring a Hall of Fame ’50-’60s / Motown dance band starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405- 8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

Live Music - Cahlua & Cream 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.

Comedy Star - Finesse Mitchell performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. Tickets start at $22. Show times vary. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

FRIDAY5.19

Opening Reception - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for its exhibition of works by middle and high school students from 6-8 p.m. at its Center for Visual Arts. Free. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Ice Dancers - Disney on Ice’s “World of Enchantment” visits Germain Arena at 10:30 a.m. today through Sunday. $22-$87. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Golf Event - The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals hosts its inaugural Veterans’ Golf Classic at Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. and an awards dinner and silent auction start at 6 p.m. The event supports Cape Coral-based Hearts & Homes for Veterans. 12300 Kelly Greens Blvd. 565-1031.

Music Night - Music Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy music by local and regional musicians at a variety of venues. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.

Frankly Funny - Actor and comedian Frank Blocker presents a one-man show with zany characters, improv, special guests and more at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Live Music - Jory Lyle 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.

Tribute Show - A Beach Boys Tribute Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

Free Concert - Neon Summer performs from 6-9 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

SATURDAY5.20

Scavenger Hunt - The Hidden Treasures of Bonita Springs Scavenger Hunt starts at 10 a.m. at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park. Registration and a continental breakfast are at 9:30 a.m. 27300 Old 41 Road. lindsay.robin@waldropengineering.com.

Smooth Moves - The Tenors perform at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $45. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

History Walk - The Bonita Springs Historical Society hosts a Calusa History Walk from 10 a.m.-noon. Learn about the archaeology of the first peoples to live in Bonita Springs while strolling Depot Park and Island Park. $20 in advance; $30 at the gate. An optional lunch (cost not included) follows. The tour starts and ends at the Liles Hotel History Center in Riverside Park. For reservations: 221-8218 or calusaghosttours@gmail.com. http://www.bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org.

Sensorily Speaking - Paragon Pavilion hosts a lights-up, sound-down screening of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” at 10 a.m. for kids with sensory disorders. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com.

Writers Group - The Gulf Coast Writers Association hosts its monthly meeting from 10 a.m.-noon at Zion Lutheran Church. The guest speaker is author Don Platt, who will reveal some secrets about publishing. All first-time guests are welcome free of charge. 7401 Winkler Road. 770-906-7885.

Country Crooners - Two Way Crossing brings four-part harmony to country music at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

American Pie - Folk singer Don McLean performs at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $52-$77. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.swflpac.com.

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

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.

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 Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Tribute Show - An Eagles Tribute Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

SUNDAY5.21

Dog Day - The Calusa Nature Center hosts Dog Day Afternoons from noon-3 p.m. on Sundays. $5 per human; dogs must be leashed. 3450 Ortiz Ave. www.calusanature.org or 275-3435.

Music Event - The Americana Community Music Association hosts 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 www.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. Jason Ricci performs live in concert from 7-10 p.m. tonight. $15 admission; no smoking inside. 5641 Buckingham Rd. 693-7111.

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 Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

MONDAY5.22

Musical Group - The Sanibel Trio performs at 7 p.m. at The Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point. The group includes Renata Arado (violin), Espen Lilleslatten (viola/violin) and Erik Entwistle (piano) in a Concerts and Conversations-style performance. $21. 15101 Shell Point Blvd. 466-1131.

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “The Sapphires” (Australia, 2012) 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.

TUESDAY5.23

Benefit Event - SPADA Salon & Day Spa hosts its annual SPADA-thon from 4-8 p.m., providing discounted services to benefit local charities. Specially priced services include $20 haircuts, $10 kids cuts, $15 mini-manicures, $10 brow or lip waxing and more. The evening also offers fashion boutique vendors, tarot card readings, crystal healers, food, wine and music. Admission is $10 and one or more new or gently used dresses, handbags, accessories or shoes to be sold at Love That Dress! 13162 McGregor Blvd. 482-1858 or SpadaSpa.com.

Art Workshop - South County Regional Library hosts “Art Party: Collage Un-Hinged” at 2 p.m. Collage like you have never collaged before with a few twists and turns. No artistic ability needed. Wear clothes that can be embellished. 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Space is limited. Registration is required: 479- INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.

WEDNESDAY5.24

Mission Discussion - Alice Skaff of Haven of Hope International discusses her organization’s objective to create an “Extreme Hope Makeover” for children in orphanages across the globe from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at A Toast to Hope at Cornerstone Builders Design Center. The mission uses the flagship Haven of Hope orphanage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as a model. 14680 S. Tamiami Trl. HavenofHopeIntl.org.

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 Rd. Pre-register at TheGypsySeaWitch.com: (754) 444-9779.

Comedy Night - The Laugh In Comedy Club hosts One Night Only with Trump impersonator Bob DiBuono at 7:30 p.m. $10 admission. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

UPCOMING

Singer-Songwriter - Songwriter, recording artist and interactive artist Todd Rundgren performs at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $39.50-$69.50. www.bbmannpah.com or 481-4849.

Yoga + Sound - The Happehatchee Center presents Yoga + Sound Healing from 7-8:30 p.m. May 25. Join Aja for a slow yoga flow with music and sound healing from Katrina Lilly. $20 donation. 8731 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 992-5455, happehatchee@gmail.com or www.Happehatchee.org.

Rock Concert - Sister Hazel performs at 8 p.m. May 26 at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $28- $38. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.swflpac.com.

Vocal Concert - The Terry Barber Trio performs at 8 p.m. May 27 at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35- $45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Blues & Brew - Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach hosts its fourth annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ event from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 27 to benefit Operation Open Arms. The event includes live music from the Bugtussle Ramblers from 1-4 p.m. and Cooter Creek Bluegrass Band from 5-8 p.m., craft beer from Fort Myers Brewing Company, a 50/50 raffle and a $15 barbecue plate. 416 Crescent St., Fort Myers Beach. 463-3833.

ONGOING EVENTS

Art Classes - Former university instructor James Neal Renfro teaches “Spontaneity in Acrylic Painting” for all levels from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays at Renfro Studio. $150 for a six-week course. He teaches “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursdays. $190 for a nine-week course. 10926 East Terry St., Bonita Springs. 947-2808.

Garden Club - The Gulf Coast Garden Club meets at 9 a.m. on the second Monday of every month from October through May at Unity Church. Meetings begin with Wake Up and Learn, including coffee and a brief demo, followed by a business meeting and a program on design and horticulture. New members are welcome. $5 for guests. 28285 Imperial Pkwy., Bonita Springs. www.GulfCoastGardenClub.org.

Live Music - DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant offers live music by Manny from 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. 26811 South Bay Dr., Suite 140 & 148. 325-3583 or www.deromos.com.

Kayak or Canoe - Koreshan State Historic Site offers canoes and kayaks for rent. Rentals for canoes are $7 for the first hour and $5 each additional hour. Single kayak rentals are $10 for the first hour and $5 each additional hour. Tandem kayak rentals are $15 for the first hour and $10 each additional hour. Rent at the Ranger Station. No reservations. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Boot Camp - Boot Camp meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday near the Koreshan State Historic Site’s industrial area. Weights are provided. Bring water, yoga mat and towel. $15. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Happy Hour - Teatro, the new restaurant at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center, offers happy hour from 4-6 p.m. The restaurant opens for lunch at 11 a.m. 11515 Bonita Beach Road South. www.swflpac.com or 389-6901.

Native Plants - The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society sells native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday. Experts answer questions and teach shoppers about the benefits of adding native plants to their landscaping. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or 273-8945.

Historical Site - The Mound House is open to visitors, with Calusa Shell Mound Tours, guided beach walks at Newton Beach Park, shorebirds programs and guided museum tours regularly scheduled. Explore the newly restored historic home, see exhibitions and wander the scenic grounds. 451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach. www.moundhouse.org or 765-0865.

Happehatchee Events - The Happehatchee Center offers Yoga in Nature several days a week; times and class descriptions vary. $10 drop-in. A free drum circle runs from 3-5:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month; a drum class with Debi Kumi is $10. A Reiki Healing Circle with Lenka Spiska is set for 2:30-4 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month. $15 donation. 8731 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 992-5455, happehatchee@gmail.com or www.Happehatchee.org.

Guided Tours - Guided tours of the historic Shangri-La Springs are offered from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. $15 adults; free for under 18. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949-0749 or www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

Kayaking Lessons - The College of Life Foundation, an American Canoe Association Paddle America Club, offers private, lessons on the Estero River. All equipment provided. $50 individual; $90 couple. For reservations: 992-2184 or www.collegeoflifefoundation.org.

Kayak Tours - Koreshan State Historic Site and the College of Life Foundation present Estero River ($45), Mound Key ($55) and Estero Bay ($45) kayak tours daily. Tours include all equipment. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. For prices and reservations: 992-2184 or www.collegeoflifefoundation.org.

Organic Lunch - Shangri-La Springs offers organic lunches and meals to go from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. $9-$14. 949-0749. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949-0749 or www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

Live Music - Shangri-La Springs offers live music by original local musical groups from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday in the Shangri-La Lounge. Organic farm-to-table dinner service is available on these nights from 5-8 pm. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949-0749 or www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

Wood Art - The Bonita/Estero Wood Carvers meet from 12:30-3 p.m. on Wednesdays year round at the Estero Recreation Center. Instruction is available. Membership is free and newcomers are welcome. 482-6822. ¦

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