2017-06-15 / What To Do, Where To Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents the exhibit “The Heat of the Moment” through June 29 at the Center for Visual Arts. The exhibition is inspired by spontaneity, impulse, anger or passion. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents the exhibit “The Heat of the Moment” through June 29 at the Center for Visual Arts. The exhibition is inspired by spontaneity, impulse, anger or passion. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. THEATER

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

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane: A Parody Of The Horror - By Laboratory Theater of Florida June 16-July 15. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.

Rapunzel - By Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre through June 23. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Right Bed, Wrong Husband - By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre June 15-July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Sister Act: The Musical - By The Naples Players June 29-July 30 at Sugden Community Theater’s Blackburn Hall. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

THURSDAY6.15

Dance Party - Enchanted Ballroom holds a Dance Party at 7 p.m. The evening includes music, dancing, wine, snacks and a social mixer. Dance experience not needed. The public is welcome. $10. 26821 S. Bay Dr., Ste. 110, Bonita Springs. http://theenchantedballroom.com/ or 908-9492.

Jazz Trio - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Music at the Moe: Jazz Trio at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center. The show features pianist and composer Orlando Sandoval, bassist Rey Guerra and drummer Michael Font. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Concert Series - The Bell Tower Shops hosts live music from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 31. http:// www.thebelltowershops.com/.

Comedy Show - Comedians Frankie Paul and Adam Murray 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 - Edith Diamond 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 - Chris Roach performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. Tickets start at $22. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

Swedish Guitarist - Yngwie Malmsteen performs at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55-$75. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

FRIDAY6.16

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

Cruises for Dads - Pure Florida offers dads free cruises today through Sunday aboard all sightseeing, river and sunset cruises when accompanied by full paid adult or child admission. Cruises on the Caloosahatchee River aboard the M/V Edison Explorer. Cruises depart at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. with sunset cruises departing at 7:15 p.m. $32.50 and $35 adults; $16 children. www.PureFl.com.

Film Fest - Hodges University Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency and the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning present the Summer 2017 Film Festival from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on assorted Friday today through September at the Fort Myers Campus. A discussion by Shelly Kaufman follows each film. 4501 Colonial Blvd., Kleist Community Room H364. Free but donations are welcome. To register: https://hu.formstack.com/ forms/film_ fest. For info: gwilliams@hodges.edu or bhawkes@hodges.edu.

Acclaimed Pianist - Pianist Richard Dowling presents “Great Scott!,” a performance of the complete piano works of Scott Joplin, at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church at Shell Point. $25. 15101 Shell Point Blvd. 454-2067 or www.shellpoint.org.

Father’s Event - The Edison & Ford Winter Estates’ June Rhythm on the River features a Craft Beer Pre-Father’s Day Celebration from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Estates. The event includes craft beer and “man-tizers,” live music by Steve Farst and a sunset on the river. $30 members; $35 non-members. 334-7419 or EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.

Laser Lights - A Classic Laser Light Show is set for 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. today through Sunday and June 23-25 at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. The shows highlight music of rock ‘n’ roll legends Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, the Beatles, U2, B52s and genres of music such as ElectroPop, i-Pop, Hypnotica, Laser Magic Dance and more. $10. 3450 Ortiz Ave. www.calusanature.org/laser-shows.

Live Music - August and Candace 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.

SATURDAY6.17

Dance Showcase - Enchanted Ballroom holds a Hot Summer Nights Dance Showcase at 6 p.m. The evening includes a choreographed show by students, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. $30. 26821 S. Bay Dr., Ste. 110, Bonita Springs. http://theenchantedballroom.com/. RSVP to 908-9492.

ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents J. Robert at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Church. Keith Parker opens. Suggested donation $15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691- 4069 or www.americanacma.org.

Looky-Loo - Miromar Outlets hosts grandfather/father/son look-alike contests at 11 a.m. 948-376666 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Under the Hoods - The Revs Institute opens or removes the hoods from 40 of its rare and historic automobiles to give visitors an up-close look today through July 8. The museum is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admittance is by reservation only. 2500 S. Horseshoe Dr., Naples. 687-7387 or www.revsinstitute.org.

Princess Day - A foster care event called Princess Day runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel across from Gulf Coast Town Center. To register: donate4kidz.org.

Writers Group - The Gulf Coast Writers Association meets from 10 a.m.- noon at Zion Lutheran Church. Guest speaker Ben Feldman discusses character traits. Free for first-time guests. 7401 Winkler Road. 770-906-7785.

Junior Rangers - Koreshan State Historic Site hosts a Junior Ranger Program at 10 a.m. Participants explore the Nature Trail with a ranger and discover plants and animals. Meet in the picnic area. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

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

SUNDAY6.18

Free Admission - Edison & Ford Winter Estates offers free admission for all fathers in recognition of Father’s Day. Admission includes an audio tour of Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s winter homes, the museum, the national chemical landmark laboratory and more than 20 acres of gardens. 334-7419 or EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.

Bridal Blast - The Naples Bridal Expo returns with displays from local wedding vendors, prizes, giveaways and more from 1-4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. $5, but brides can pre-register for free admission on the website. 272- 8477 or www.naplesbridalexpo.com.

Beach Combing - Scour the shoreline in search of treasures with a volunteer guide setting out at 9:30 a.m. at Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with regular park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.org/delnorwiggins.

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.

MONDAY6.19

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Twice Born” (Italy, 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.

TUESDAY6.20

Book Chat - A discussion of “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson starts at 2 p.m. at Lakes Regional Library. 15290 Bass Road. To register: 479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.

Free Film - Mercato screens “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) on the lawn at sunset. A pair of young lovers flees their New England town, prompting a local search party to fan out to find them. 254- 1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

WEDNESDAY6.21

Say Ahhhhhh - Stretch and bend with an instructor from Greenmonkey Yoga at 9 a.m. on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus regular park entry fee. Reserve your place by calling 598-1938 or visiting www.greenmonkey.com.

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.

Open Mic - The Laugh In Comedy Club presents an Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. $5 admission. 8595 College Pkwy. 479- LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

UPCOMING

Cast Away - Learn the basics of cast netting for bait from a ranger at Delnor- Wiggins Pass State Park in a class at 9:30 a.m. June 22. Fun for all ages. Free with regular park entry fee. Reservations required by calling the park office at 597-6196.

Art Opening - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for its newest exhibition, “The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman,” from 6-8 p.m. June 29. Free. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.

Improv Café - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an afternoon of improvisational comedy at 4 p.m. July 8. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Space Cowboy - The Steve Miller Band performs with special guest Peter Frampton at 7:30 p.m. July 15 at Germain Arena. $40-$100. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

‘Hot’ Art - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents the exhibit “The Heat of the Moment” through June 29 at the Center for Visual Arts. The exhibition is inspired by spontaneity, impulse, anger or passion. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

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.

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.

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 Road. 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 Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.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 Road. 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, a gardens of Mound House walking tour, 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. ¦

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