WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
Later Life - By the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Community Players April 6-9 at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Jersey Boys - At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through April 2. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 12. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
The Cave - Theatre Conspiracy presents the world premiere of the play by Jeff Lindsay through April 2 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd. $11-$22. 939-2787, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre.
Hairspray - At Cultural Park Theater through April 2. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5862 or http://culturalparktheater.com.
Play On! - By the Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 1 at the Kiwanis Hall. Performances are on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. April 1. $25 adults; $12 students. 1634 Woodford Ave. laboratorytheaterflorida.com or 218-0481.
Things My Mother Taught Me - At Broadway Palm Theatre through April 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
Nunsense - At the BIG ARTS Strauss Theater through April 15. 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island. 472-6862 or www.bigarts.org.
Shear Madness - By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 2 in the Art- Stage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.
Anything Goes - By Broadway Palm Theatre through April 1. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
My Fair Lady - By The Naples Players through April 2 at Sugden Community Theatre, Naples. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.
These Shining Lives - By The Naples Players through April 15 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.
The Merchant of Venice - By Gulfshore Playhouse through April 15 at The Norris Center. 755 Fifth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
Ballet Night - Miami City Ballet performs works by Balanchine and Taylor with accompaniment by the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. April 4 at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
Pops III - The Southwest Florida Symphony presents pop singer Debbie Boone starring in “Swing This: Vegas, the 60s and Me” at 8 p.m. April 7 and 8 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $27- $87. 418-1500 or www.bbmannpah.com.
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 south end of John Morris Road. Bring binoculars, wading shoes and sun protection. Free with paid parking. 707-3015 or www.birdpatrol.org.
Sacred Sound - The Happehatchee Center hosts a Sacred Sound Meditation with Nathan Dyke from 7-8:30 p.m. Participants relax into the expressions of native flutes, didgeridoo, drums, strings, crystal bowls and more. Bring blankets or pillows. $20 donation. 8731 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 992-5455, email@example.com or www.Happehatchee.org.
Film Screening - A special film screening of “Persona Non Grata” starts at 6 p.m. at FGCU’s Cohen Center in room 214. The film tells the story of Chiune Sugihara, commonly referred to as “Japan’s Schindler.” Free and open to the public. 10501 FGCU Blvd. N. www.fgcu.edu/HC.
DIY Baubles - Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a jewelry workshop with artist-in-residence Mary Limont from 9-11 a.m. $3 plus park entry fee. 597- 6196 or www.floridastateparks.org.
Concert Series - The Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts Winter Concert Series presents Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr. in concert from 7-9 p.m. at the Fish- Tale Marina Propeller Lounge. $25. www.friendsoftheartsfmb.com or 463-3600.
Eco Cruise - Salty Sam’s Marina and Sight Sea-R Cruises offer an interactive eco tour cruise from 9 a.m.-noon every Thursday. Hosted by Capt. Phil, the tour includes an island visit, a touch tank and a chance to see marine life. $35 adults; $25 children; upgrades available. 765- 7272 or www.sightseaflorida.com.
Safety Seminar - The Bonita Springs Parks and Recreation Center holds a free Active Shooter and Travel Safety Seminar with Lee County Staff Officer Scott W. Griffith at 11 a.m. at the center. Participants learn safe travel habits as well as how to protect themselves in a shooter situation. Sign up at the center at 26740 Pine Ave. 992-2556 or www.cityofbonitasprings.org/parks/.
Comedy Show - Dat Phan and Larry Venturino perform tonight through Sunday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. 8595 College Pkwy. 479- LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Outdoor Yoga - A goddess yoga class is offered from 1-2 p.m. every Thursday at Koreshan State Park. The focus is on improving internal strength, clarity, and creativity, through a dynamic physical practice. Basic physical agility is required. Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Free park admission. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.
Tribute Show - A Rat Pack 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.
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.
Funny Gal - Loni Love performs tonight through Saturday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. Tickets start at $22. Show times vary. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Laugh Riot - Yakov Smirnoff performs a special engagement dinner show at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Friday at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $19-$74. Doors open for dinner at 6 p.m. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Trunk Show - Laura Jacobs Bridal hosts a special trunk show for mothers of the bride and/or groom as well as those looking for formal evening wear today through Sunday. The trunk show is Montage by Mon Cheri, Ivonne D, exclusively for Mon Cheri and the line offers a variety of colors, sizes and price points. Appointments are encouraged: 437-1695.9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Ste. 142. http://www.laurajacobsbridal.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flotsam and Jetsam - Friends of Lovers Key hosts a Nautical Flea Market and Boat Show today through Sunday at the boat ramp. The event features arts and crafts, clothing, cruising equipment and more from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event includes food by Fitzgerald’s, ice cream by Royal Scoop and a Beer Garden by the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs. Suggested $5 donation. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org or www.loverskeynauticalmarket.com
I’ve Gotta Be Me - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs pays tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy with a performance by The Rat Pack Remembered at 7:30 p.m. $47-$57. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Live Music - The Ex Bachelors perform 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.
Irish Show - An International Irish Show starring Phil Coulter, Geraldine Branagan and Andy Cooney starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.
Gala Event - The 28th anniversary of Wanderlust is set for 6-9 p.m. at Six Bends Harley-Davidson. The culinary and travel extravaganza is produced by Florida Gulf Coast University’s School of Resort and Hospitality Management students. An After Party follows at HeadPinz bowling from 9:15-11:15 p.m. Wanderlust admission is $200; After Party tickets are $250. 9501 Thunder Road. www.FGCUWanderlust.org or email@example.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.
Youth Improv - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Improv Café - Youth Improv at 4 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center. $6 youth; $10 adults. 10150 Bonita Beach Rd. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.
Adult Improv - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Improv Tonight! at 8 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium & Film Center. Enjoy a night of some of SWFL’s best improvisational comedy. $12-$17. 10150 Bonita Beach Rd. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.
Nature Walk - A Morning Meander with a bird patrol guide starts at 8 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park. Meet at Shelter A7. Bring binoculars, sunscreen and water. Free with paid parking. 7330 Gladiolus Dr. 533-7580, 533-7576 or www.birdpatrol.org.
Free Concert - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents a String Chamber Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.
ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents The Squirrel Hillbillies, a folk, country and blues duo from the urban forest of Pittsburgh’s East End, at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation. ACMA member Ken Crosby opens. Suggested donation $15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691- 4069 or www.americanacma.org.
Drum Circle - The Happehatchee Center hosts a Drum Circle from 3-4 p.m. and a Drum Class with Debo Kumi from 4-5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring drums and shakers. $10 donation for the class; the circle is free. 8791 Corkscrew Road, Estero. firstname.lastname@example.org, 992-5455 or http:// www.happehatchee.org.
Music Series - The Koreshan Music Series starts at 1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays in the historic Art Hall at Koreshan State Historic Site. Concerts are free with park admission. Today’s performer is Maria Lucia Roca of the FGCU Bower School of Music. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.
Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in April 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.
Tribute Show - A Beatles/Jerry Lee 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.
Mastersingers - The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, along with the City of Palms Youth Choir and the Mastersingers Festival Orchestra, perform a concert titled “New Dawn” at 7 p.m. tonight at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, 9751 Bonita Beach Road. A second concert starts at 7 p.m. April 8 at First Christian Church of Fort Myers, 2601 McGregor Blvd. The program features works by living composer, including the world premiere of Dr. Jason Bahr’s Symphony No.2 and “Jubilate Deo,” a 2015 composition by young composer Thomas LaVoy, and an orchestral overture by Frazar Henry, an 11-year-old prodigy who is studying composition with Dr. Bahr. $25 adults; $15 students. http://www.mastersingersfm.com/web/home.aspx.
Food Fest - Mercato hosts its Spring Fling & Food Festival with food samples, lawn games and kids’ activities from noon- 4 p.m. 254-1080 or www.mercato.com.
Doo Wop - Brylcream performs music from the ’50s through the ’70s at 2 p.m. at Unity of Bonita Springs. Tom Welter, Tom Hoffay, Victoria Jennings, Billy Louth and Alan Gilbert plan to rock the house with humor and sing-a-long numbers plus a hula hoop surprise. $20. 28285 Imperial Parkway. 947-3100 or www.unityofbonita.com.
Classic Opera - Gulfshore Opera presents “Madama Butterfly” at 4 p.m. at the St. Leo Parish Life Center. 28388 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs. Tickets start at $28. gulfshoreopera.org
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.
Meet the Composers - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a multimedia presentation on Beethoven at 3 p.m. $22. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Chamber Concert - Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform works by Mozart featuring violinist Leticia Moreno at 3 p.m. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
Cruisin’ - Miromar Outlets hosts a car show featuring exotic, antique and custom rides from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.miromaroutlets.com.
Boys Chorus - The Newark Boys Chorus performs at 4 p.m. at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church in the final concert of the second annual Concert Series. Free, but donations are welcome. 8570 Cypress Lake Drive. 482-1250, email@example.com or www.cypresslakeumc.com.
Music Series - The Koreshan Music Series starts at 1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays in the historic Art Hall at Koreshan State Historic Site. Concerts are free with park admission. Today’s show is by Jason Gomez of the FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.
Violin Concert - The Fine and Performing Arts series presents violinist Danut Muresan at 7 p.m. at the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. $15-$35. 454-2067 or www.shellpoint.org/concerts.
Cool Cars - Parrot Key Caribbean Grill hosts a Classic Car Show from 5-7 p.m. 2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach. 463-7333.
Concert Series - Florida SouthWestern State College’s music program presents a Concert Band, Trumpet Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Free. 8099 College Pkwy. 432-5203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs host a screening of “Not of this World” (Italy, 1999) 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.
Theater Program - The Theatre Program in the Bower School of Music & the Arts at FGCU presents an Artist Residency with Tim Miller at 7:30 p.m. The event includes a solo performance and a post-performance discussion tonight and a student-devised performance under Mr. Miller’s supervision from April 7-9 at FGCU’s TheatreLab. Mr. Miller is a pioneer in the field of autobiographical performance art with a focus on LGBTQrelated issues. $10 for adults; $7 students. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. For tickets: www.theaterlab.fgcu.edu or the door.
Outdoor Concert - The Stardust Memories Big Band presents a concert titled “Audience Request Show” from 7-9 p.m. at Riverside Park. $5 suggested donation. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. 10451 Old 41 Road. 823-7240)
Lunch & Learn - Everglades Wonder Gardens holds a Lunch & Learn event from noon-1 p.m. with Dr. Jan Abernathie, who demonstrates how to plant a Florida Bonsai. $20; includes all materials to make a bonsai container and lunch. 27180 Old 41 Road. To RSVP: 992-2591. http://evergladeswondergardens.com.
Stage Show - “The Price is Right Live” stage show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The hit interactive stage show gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” and play classic games from TV’s longest running and most popular game show. $36.50-$56.50. www.bbmannpah.com or 481-4849.
Purple Madness - The Prince Purple Madness Tour starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55-$65 dinner and the show; $44 general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the dinner buffet. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Sunset Concert - The Friends of Lovers Key presents local singer/songwriters Bob Williams, Dan Philgreen and Keith Parker from 5:30 p.m. to sunset April 6. Free with regular park entry. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org.
Violin Concert - Contemporary violinist Ann-Sophie Mutter performs at 8 p.m. April 6 at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
Bluegrass - The Hillbenders perform at 6 and 8:30 p.m. April 7 at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
Tonight Show - Stand-up legend and former talk show host Jay Leno performs at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. April 8 at Artis— Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
The Way I’m Livin’ - Country startLee Ann Womack performs at 8 p.m. April 11 at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $28-$44. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.
Handbag Event - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a handbag event where guests can purchase a wide array of purses while sampling hors d’oeuvres and enjoying cocktails from 6-8 p.m. April 13. $45, includes bites, a drink and five raffle tickets. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Frankly Funny - Actor and comedian Frank Blocker performs monologues, improv, songs and more at 8 p.m. April 14 at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Colombiano - South American band Herencia de Timbiquí performs regional Colombian music at 8 p.m. April 15 at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $40-$50. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Don’t Look Back - Boston performs at 8 p.m. April 15 at Germain Arena. $40- $100. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.
Chamber Concert - Members of Naples Philharmonic perform works by Beethovan and Schuman at 3 p.m. April 18 at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
Basket Making - Georgia and the Brookdale Basketeers create and teach pine needle basketry from 9:30-11 a.m. every Wednesday at Brookdale Bonita Springs Visitors and participants are welcome. 26850 South Bay Dr., Bonita Springs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happehatchee Events - The Happehatchee Center is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Yoga in Nature is held several days a week; times and class descriptions vary. Historic Walking Tours start at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A drum circle runs from 3-5:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month; $10. 8731 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 992-5455, email@example.com or www.Happehatchee.org.
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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