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Vadym Kholodenko (LEFT) performs the first concert of the sanibel Music Festival on March 4 and the St. Lawrence String Quartet (ABOVE) perform the last concert on March 25.

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March, again presenting concerts by world-renowned classical musicians Tuesdays and Saturdays during the month. All concerts begin at 8pm at the Congregational Church on Sanibel Island. The Festival starts March 4 with a concert by Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist, Vadym Kholodenko, who will be performing an all Chopin program. The Amelia Piano Trio perform Rachmaninoff, Babajanian and Brahms on March 8, followed March 11 by the Boston Chamber Music Society with harpist Ann Hobson Pilot performing works by Mozart, Turina, Debussy, Saint-Saens, and Faure, and March 15 by the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo, pianist Jon Nakamatsu and MARCH-APRIL 2014

clarinetist Jon Manasse performing Brahms, von Weber, Poulenc, D’Rivera, and Novacek. On March 18, Opera Theater of Connecticut and Alan Mann present ‘America Sings,’ an entertaining and informative look at the development of music theater in America as it evolved from the European operettas of Lehar and Gilbert & Sullivan into the classic musicals of the American Stage by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Lerner & Lowe, and Leonard Bernstein. The Opera Theater of

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Connecticut return March 22 for a performance titled, ‘The Bad Boys and Wicked Women of Opera.’ The festival ends with a concert by the St. Lawrence String Quartet on March 25 performing works by Haydn, Verdi, Osvaldo Golijov, and Beethoven. The Sanibel Congregational Church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. For information, call 344-7025.

Blues Festival in Bonita The 8th annual Bonita Blues Festival comes to Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, Friday & Saturday March 14 & 15. Proceeds from the event benefit the Music for Minors Foundation, the


The Old Florida Festival, March 8 & 9, at the Collier County Museum in Naples features Calusa and Seminole Indians, Civil War soldiers, Spanish conquistadors, cracker cowboys and other historical re-enactors.

Joe Louis Walker headlines the Bonita Blues Festival on Friday, March 14. Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. Rex Bongo & The Sophisticated Hippies open the festival Friday afternoon at 1:30pm, followed by RJ Howewer at 3pm, Peter Parcek at 4:30, the Joe Moss Band at 6pm and the headliner, Joe Louis Walker at 7:30pm. It will be Walker’s only concert in Florida before leaving on a European tour in support of his recently released new CD, ‘Hornet’s Nest.’ Music starts Saturday at 11:30am with The Pitbull of Blues Band. Ellie Lee & Blues Fury play at 1pm, followed at 2:30 by Marquise Knox, at 4pm by Little Mike and the Tornadoes and at 6pm by Dixie Peach. Deanna Bogart headlines

finest historical reenactors, craft workers and living history performers to recreate over ten centuries of daily life on the Southwest Florida frontier. This year’s festival features mounted Spanish Conquistadors and Calusa Indians, pioneers and pirates, Cracker Cowmen and soldier’s camps from the Civil War and World War II. There will be cannon and musket drills and a live Seminole War skirmish as well as demonstrations by a blacksmith, soap maker, telegraph operator, cane syrup grinder, flintnapper, cooking demonstrations, and pine needle basket maker. There will also be live music, storytellers, artists, craftspeople, and Southern barbeque. New at the festival this year will be a grand flag entrance, the 2nd Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, archaeology activities for children, and the Quadrilles et Polka, a historical dance group from Chantilly, France. The Old Florida festival will be open 10am-5pm both Saturday & Sunday. Children under age 10 are free. The Collier County Museum is located on 3331 Tamiami Trail E. in Naples. Call 252-8476 for information.

Saturday’s concert and performs at 7:30pm. Lawn chairs & blankets are welcome, but coolers and pets are not allowed. Concerts will proceed rain or shine. Riverside Park is located on Old 41 Rd & Childers St. in Bonita Springs. For information, call 947-0715.

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61st Annual Naples Flower Show the weekend of March 28 & 29 at Naples Botanical Garden. The two-day event, one of the largest flower shows in South Florida, includes a Garden Market, a variety of educational demonstrations and the Naples Garden Club’s spectacular juried Flower Show. This year’s theme is ‘Through the Looking Glass.’ More than 60 floral designs,

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ranging from large creations atop pedestals to small arrangements, and hundreds of tropical plants will be showcased. In addition to the floral displays and horticulture entries, attendees will enjoy the Garden Market, which includes vendors such as florists, plant growers, garden and home decor, works of art, and botanically-inspired accessories and jewelry. Also, hand-painted Gnomes from Naples Botanical Garden’s Children’s Garden Gnome Day will be auctioned off. The Naples Flower Show will be open 9am-5pm, Friday & Saturday. The 170-acre Naples Botanical Garden is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive in Naples. For information, call 643-7275.

BBQ, Bands & Brew Benefit The 5th annual ‘BBQ, Bands & Brew’ day-long event is scheduled for April 6 on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The fundraiser will feature live music by local bands, food from several local barbecue restaurants, a BBQ competition, and kids activities. The Lee Building Industry Association hosts the annual event to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm, Builders Care. Music starts at 11am with Rocker, followed by Alter Ego at 1pm, Deb & The Dynamics at

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3pm, and the Grayson Rogers Band at 5pm. The ‘BBQ, Bands & Brew’ party starts at 11am and ends at 6pm. Children under 12 are free. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome, but dogs, coolers and umbrellas are not allowed. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Call 938-0056 for information.

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‘The Latin Beat,’ an exhibit at BIG ARTS March 3-31, features the work of artists with roots in Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico. (Puerto Rico), Willow (Cuba), Quintin Perez (Mexico), and Xavier Brignoni (Puerto Rico). There will be an artists’ reception on March 15, 5:307pm. Reception is free and open to the public. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Rd. on Sanibel. For information, call 472-9700.

art of four young artists hailing from a Latin background, March 331. Curated by David Acevedo, the show in the Phillips Gallery draws a connection often seen bewteen the visual images and the rhythmic music of Latin cultures. The four artists featured in the exhibit are: David Acevedo

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Best-Selling Authors Coming to Fort Myers Nearly 30 best-selling authors will be appearing at the 15th annual

Latin Artists Featured in Exhibition on Sanibel BIG ARTS hosts an exhibition, ‘The Latin Beat,’ showcasing the Deb & The Dynamics are one of four local bands playing at ‘BBQ, Bands & Brew,’ April 6 , outdoors at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.

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Southwest Florida Reading Festival, March 15, in the Harborside Event Center and Centennial Park in the Fort Myers River District. Sue Monk Kidd, whose first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent more than one hundred weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and sold nearly 6 million copies, will be signing her latest book, The Invention of Wings, which was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her Book Club. Other authors scheduled to appear at the day-long event include: Phillip Margolin, whose books have all been New York Times bestsellers; Andrew Gross who has written six New York Times best-sellers; Rick Yancey, whose recent book, The 5th Wave, is one of the most honored teen books of 2013; Ethan Long, who was recently awarded the

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2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award; Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip ‘Pearls Before Swine,’ and many more. The day will be filled with presentations, programs, storytellers, entertainment demonstrations, and activities for adults, teens and children as well as book signings and readings. The festival will also feature the Teen Battle of the Bands! finals. The festival, which draws an average of 18,000 people, kicksoff Friday evening, March 14 with ‘an Evening with the Authors,’ at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, where guests can meet, mingle and dine with authors. Author Phillip Margolin will be honored at the event. Reservations are recommended for the event. The Harborside Event Center is located at 1375 Monroe St., across from Centennial Park on the riverfront in downtown Fort Myers. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 Fist St. in the Fort Myers River District. The Southwest Florida Reading

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Fine Art Photographer of Florida, will be signing both standard and special boxed edition. There will be a drawing for several signed prints. Accompanying Maltz will be award-winning Naples journalist Karen T. Bartlett, who wrote the narrative for the book. The Naples Depot Museum is located at 1051 5th Ave. S. in downtown Naples. The musuem

Naples Depot Museum Celebrates New Book by Photographer Alan S. Maltz The Naples Depot Museum will host a champagne reception on March 28, 6-8pm, for acclaimed fine art photographer Alan S. Maltz to celebrate the release of his new book, Journey Through Paradise: Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades. The reception is free and open to the public. A collection of Maltz’s favorite images from the book will be displayed at the museum during the week of March 24-31. Maltz, the official Wildlife and

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Photographs from Alan S. Maltz’ new book, ‘Journey Through Paradise: Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades,’ are on view at the Naples Depot Museum, March 24-31.


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Upcycle! Art Fest Promotes Recycling T he inaugural Upcycle! Art Fest on April 26 & 27, will feature the work of 25 artists displaying their work featuring recycled, repurposed and reenvisioned materials. Awardwinning artist Andrew Corke will be creating a signature piece specially for Upcyle! Art Fest 2014. The piece will be awarded by silent auction bidding throughout the event. The weekend will include an arts marketplace, recycled crafts, projects, demonstrations, healthy and sustainable food vendors, live entertainment, and more. The mission of the Upcycle! Art Fest is to educate the public about the importance of recycling and protecting the health of our planet and its wildlife. The Upcycle! Art Fest, hosted by the ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Society - Friends of the Refuge,

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instruments in a fun and relaxed program. In the library series, the program consists of a ‘Musical Discovery Zone,’ where kids meet several musicians from the orchestra and can try their own hand at playing some instruments. The musicians provide examples of the different sounds the instruments make by playing short classical as well as kid-familiar pieces. The musicians also answer children's questions during an informal, hour-long program. An expanded, more structured version takes place once a month at the Alliance for the Arts. For the first hour, children enjoy a ‘Musical Discovery Zone.’ Afterwards the program moves into Foulds Theater for a brief concert and presentation by the musicians. The musicians explain how their instruments work and the sounds they can make, followed by a question-and-answer session. Each month at the Alliance features a different instrument family: March 22 is percussion, April 12 is woodwinds, and May 3 is brass. Programs begin at 10:30am. Admission is free. "We're excited to expand our

Gulf Coast Symphony Expands Free ‘Musical Discovery Series’ The Gulf Coast Symphony has announced an expanded schedule of their free ‘Musical Discovery Series’ at Lee County Library locations and a new series at the Alliance for the Arts. Based on the popular ‘Musical Discovery Zone’ from the Symphony's Family Concerts, the ‘Musical Discovery Series’ offers children of all ages the chance to engage with musicians and their

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outreach programs throughout the community so that more kids can discover the wonders of music and the wide array of musical instruments that comprise a symphony orchestra," says Andrew M. Kurtz, the Symphony's music director. "If even one child is inspired to learn more, to pursue playing, or even just to listen more, then this program has accomplished something really special." The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Programs at the libraries begin at 11am. Admission is free. The schedule for programs at the library is: March 29: Lakes Library, 15290 Bass Rd, Fort Myers. 533-4004. April 5: Cape Coral Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral. 533.4550. April 26: North Fort Myers Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers. 533-4321. May 24: East County Library, 881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh. 533.4231. For more information, call the Gulf Coast Symphony at 277-1700.


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ART FOR GOOD Darryl Pottorf talks about his friend, his art, his home, and his work for local charities. by Cindy-jo Dietz

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he drive out onto Captiva is a beautiful one. Coming from the mainland, you cross over the bridge onto Sanibel Island, with its gorgeous views of the Gulf. You pass state parks, manicured lawns, quaint little specialty shops and galleries of all sorts. With bicyclists and pedestrians galore taking advantage of the sunshine, the scenery definitely keeps the eyes darting from one side of the road to the other. Every moment there is something new. Eventually, I hit the tightly packed-in luxury homes and pristine beaches of Captiva Island, with jungle-like landscapes hiding the magnificent homes and identities of those inside. I imagine, as an artist, Captiva would offer just the right amount of the spectacular and eclectic to inspire on any given day. This is everpresent right up to the front door of Darryl Pottorf’s home and studio. I parked my car, got out, and was immediately confused. The face of the residence is large and flat and all glass. I wasn’t quite sure of where the front door was. After a bit of exploring I gave up and made a call to see if I even had the right location. Seemingly out of nowhere comes artist Kathleen Walsh to greet me with a smile. I quickly realize this will be no ordinary interview as she leads me directly through the enormous pivoting glass door previously masquerading as a wall. She leads me up the staircase and into the living quarters where I meet Darryl. Pottorf is a gracious host, eager to tell his story and show off the plethora of pieces he has created. We sit at a large table near the kitchen where the view of a fireplace and garden can be seen through more large glass walls. In fact, most of the house is glass,

a design Darryl created himself. He says that when he does glass, he does glass. He wasn’t kidding. As I interviewed Darryl, I realized that I was interviewing a team. Kathleen Walsh and Andrew Corke are both artists who will be showing thier work with Darryl at the Arts for Act Gallery in March. They also happen to work with him daily and sat with us to discuss pieces and timeframes, and to assist in providing additional information as needed. Andrew, Kathleen and Mark Pace were not only helpful assistants but also like family, with Pottorf as a sort of father figure. I got the sense that the flow of creativity in this house thrived on their mutual love and respect for one another. If you are not familiar with Darryl Pottorf’s work, he was an assistant, associate, collaborator, and companion of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the great American artists of the 20th Century, for over 30 years. He traveled extensively with Rauschenberg and you can see how he influenced Pottorf’s work, with its mix of photograghic images and paint, colors and symbolism. Darryl explains that he tended to be a bit more painterly than Rauschenberg, but the two do share similar styles. As Rauschenberg took Pottorf under his wing, so too does Pottorf now influence and support Corke and Walsh in their artistic pursuits. So far, their work remains strikingly different from Pottorf’s, but they both claim their process is heavily influenced by him. “There are some similarities, like with the way we complete our art. It’s like there’s no plan. The plan comes from the art itself, as you’re doing it.” says Walsh. Kathleen’s works are whimsical caricatures, often of people, drawn in pen and ink and watercolor. Andrew Corke grew up on Sanibel and often works with recycled and

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“Over the years I traveled so much, being an assistant to Bob Rauschenberg. I stayed at Fidel Castro’s beach house. We happened to be in Berlin when the wall came down.” materials with paint to render a variety of animals. Corke is the featured artist in the ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Refuge’s inaugural ‘Upcycle! Art Fest in Apreil. He is also is an accomplished photographer. After a brief tour of the residence, we all sat to discuss their art and what’s next for the studio.

to be there a week or so earlier for the installation. He insisted on taking the private jet all the way over to Port Au Portugal. On the way he had passed out. We were worried he would go into cardiac arrest. We were met by an ambulance. I didn’t want him getting on a jet, private or not, but he did and he didn’t get sick. There’s a picture of him (Pottorf points to a photograph). I’m on stage or something, and he’s just smiling and clapping. He was just so happy. Do you feel that you have benefited by working with Rauschenberg more so than going it alone? Definitely. It was fun, but he taught me a good work ethic. I had doors opened for me that other people didn’t have due to our association. I got to know museum directors and people from galleries where I was able to progress in my own right. I did better because I was showing in better galleries. There were disadvantages, too. Because I was Rauschenberg’s protégé people would accuse me of having advantages. I would work hard, but it was used against me at times. An advantage is not an advantage unless you are able to do the work. You’ve got to be able to do it all. Bob was extremely prolific; I’m extremely prolific. He’s got huge warehouses with work; I have huge warehouses with work. Where do you get the inspiration for your work? I just really love doing it. It’s simply my joy in life. How long does it take you to complete a piece? It varies. I may have a concept that comes into my head quickly. I don’t know why. And sometimes you go back and back again, or they sit and you work hard on them. There are really nice pieces that I’ve done in a day and then there are pieces I’ve worked on for years. Sometimes they seem like they’re never going to be finished. I just get lost and I’m not sure where I’m going. And other times they just fall in place. The pieces showing at Arts for Act just fell into place. I was working at Gemini maybe ten days. Describe your process. Oftentimes I will transfer parts of photographs rather than use the whole thing or I might paint some if it out. Then I go on top of it with something else, and paint back through. I’ll have a background and pull white through. Then I put something in here and there – maybe a brush stroke here, and some white there, whatever. I just sort of work on top and paint out a little and work on top of that and on top of that. Do you attempt to evoke a particular feeling, or is your work coming from a more subconscious place? Once I get going, it starts taking on a direction. That’s when I title. It sums it up. I’ll stand back and look at it, think about it. The title represents the whole feeling I had as I was working. What projects are you working on now or have coming up? Steven Hummel is writing a book and has asked me to do the cover for it. It’s so incredible detailing all the complicated issues in Afghanistan between different tribes, languages and dialects, and the Americans coming in as outsiders. Having read the book, I can say there are so many visuals. I felt like I’d been there. I really am looking forward to doing it. I’m not taking any royalties. All my proceeds will go toward Wounded Warriors. On March 7, I’m hosting an event here in Captiva called ‘Boys on their Bikes’ for Artis–Naples, benefiting the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its Youth Music Education Programming. Do you work with many charities often? I believe the more you give, the more you get. If you have a talent and can do something for the world or for people who don’t

CINDY-JO : Can you tell me a little about your upcoming show at Arts for Act Gallery on March 7. What pieces will you be showing? Darryl : The original photographs were taken in Marrakech, an incredible and colorful place, in the late 90s and early 2000s while I was traveling with Bob Rauschenberg. The prints were then completed by Sidney Felsen, the head of Gemini G.E.L., exclusive publishers here in the United States. There are six different editions. The colors are incredibly vibrant. The final pieces I handmade in Los Angeles, where Gemini is located. They’ve been shown in Europe, Los Angeles and New York, but never down here. As I was thinking of different things for the Arts for Act Gallery I remembered I had these. They were so gorgeous. I thought perfect! One of my favorites is titled ‘Rose Bowl de Marra Kech.’ Andrew Corke and Kathleen Walsh will be showing in addition to you? Yes, It’s the three of us, but we are individuals. Andrew was in high school when he started assisting me. He’s 24 now. Kathleen had worked for Rauschenberg as a nurse when he was not well. She would give pieces as gifts to Bob. They were really quite interesting. I started seeing more of her work later on when she started working for me after Bob died. Can you tell me a little bit about your studio and home? I designed and built this house in 1992. It has glass at all the corners. The front doors pivot in the center. The center of the house is open. Because it’s all glass you feel like you are outside. The fireplace, though, is outside so you can have a fire in the summer. The walls are all big because I like to do big paintings. The front staircase lights up at night. Originally, I couldn’t afford the floors I wanted, but I had been working with eighth-inch thick aluminum – so I thought to put down aluminum on the floor. I thought it would be temporary, but it became the character of the house. I also designed Bob Rauschenberg's house on the beach, but built around his taste and what he wanted. That house is also extremely open, like this house. The living room is huge. We still do events there, like the one I’m doing for Artis–Naples, March 7. There will be more than a hundred people attending. That house is great for cultivating that sort of situation because of the scale of the rooms. Do you miss working with Rauschenberg? Yes. Over the years I traveled so much, being an assistant to Bob Rauschenberg. I was fortunate to photograph in Malaysia, China, Africa, throughout Europe, all over. In Malaysia we stayed with headhunters. We were in Russia when you could not go to Russia – and Cuba. I stayed at Fidel Castro’s beach house. We happened to be in Berlin when the wall came down. There were just so many exotic situations. I was very fortunate to be able to take part because of Rauschenberg. I was grandly influenced by him. I remember in the last year of his life he had a show out in Port Au Portugal. He wasn’t in good health at that time. We hired a private jet just so he could get to the show. He was ill the four days previous to that, but he got all dressed up with his white hair and black suit and went to the show. At dinner he was just perky as could be. I had a show a month or two after his. I was scared for him to go, but had

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“There are really nice pieces that I’ve done in a day and then there are pieces I’ve worked on for years. Sometimes they seem like they’re never going to be finished.” have the opportunities you have, I mean you are one lucky bastard. To know that you can make a difference...“Wow!” Is that lucky or what? I work with charities quite frequently, like CROW, the Zimmerman Children’s Museum, the Gulf Coast Humane Society, the Animal Refuge Center, the Children’s Hospital at Lee Memorial, The Coalition of the Homeless... There are too many to mention them all. I understand you recently completed a series of 40 prints for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s gala on March 8 in Naples. Can you tell me more about that? The prints are of the painting titled ‘Close,’ created specifically for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation event. Working on the painting and edition for JDRF, I immediately thought of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco – God reaching out to man in the creation, not quite touching, and the drawing of Leonardo Di Vinci’s formula of Light Reflecting Through a Mirror. The reflection of God and Man brought together by the insulin needle for the victim of Juvenile Diabetes. The title, ‘Close,’ is today’s story of hope. With our help there may no longer be a need for the needle and God and man will touch. Would you give any particular advice to new artists starting out? The biggest thing is to work every day, to do a little something every day. You don’t have to release everything you do. You know sometimes I think, “That’s crappy. Paint over that. Mix it for registry books”. Then I think, “Just wait... I may change my mind.” Sometimes I'm just not sure, but you never know. Maybe later I might like it. You can’t just immediately paint over something because you may regret doing it. You’ll think, “I wish I had that piece that I painted over.” • Darryl Pottorf will be the featured artist, along with Andrew Corke and Kathleen Walsh, at the Arts for ACT Gallery in March. There is an opening reception, free and open to the public, during downtown Fort Myers’ Art Walk, Friday evening, March 7. The Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First St. in Fort Myers’ Historic River District. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 11am-4:30pm. Call 337-5050 for information. Pottorf will host ‘Boys on their Bikes,’ an ‘exclusive’ evening of art and music, on Friday evening, March 7 at his home and the former home of Robert Rauschenberg on Captiva. The event features a special exhibition of Pottorf’s art and selected works from his collaboration with Rauschenberg, as well as a musical performance by Kat Epple. The fundraiser benefits the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its Youth Music Education Programming. For more information, call Artis–Naples at 254-2777. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hope Gala Dream Ball is March 8 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Call 591-2825 for information about the black-tie cocktail party, dinner and auction. Darryl Pottorf : www.darrylpottorf.com Andrew Corke : www.andrewcorke.com Kathleen Walsh : www.saatchiart.com/kathleenwalsh

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EDISCOVER YOUR INNER CHILD with ‘Nature Connects, Arts with LEGO ® Bricks,’ the current exhibit at Naples Botanical Garden featuring the LEGO ® artwork of certified artist, Sean Kenney. On display through May 11, Kenney's creations can be found throughout the gardens. From an eight-foot tall hummingbird to a seven-foot rose, his creations are awe inspiring. I caught up with Sean as he was preparing for this exhibition, currently touring botanical gardens throughout the country.

“I have over 2.5 million LEGO ® bricks in my studio.”

What was the inspiration that made you go from LEGO® enthusiast to full-fledged artist and creator? That moment when you made the decision to follow your passion... Before I became a LEGO® professional, I worked as a cartoonist, a graphic artist, and a website designer. I spent 10 years designing website interfaces and web user experiences, and I wore a suit every day to work. But the whole time, my ‘inner child’ was itching to get out and play! Every night after work I would go home and play with my LEGO® toys. Sometimes while I was still in my suit! One day I was sitting in my office in a coldlooking, quiet, boring, 40-story glass skyscraper on Park Avenue in New York City. I was sitting at my desk but I wasn't working; I was daydreaming about beautiful

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architecture and bright LEGO® colors and thinking about what I would build with LEGO® bricks when I got home. It was about then that realized I should follow my dreams. So I stood up, took off my tie and walked straight out – just like that, in the middle of the day. And I never looked back. How big is your LEGO® collection? I currently have over 2.5 million LEGO® bricks in my studio. It's hard to say how many models I've built – certainly hundreds, maybe even thousands throughout my whole life. In any given year, I might create a dozen or so commissioned pieces, a few dozen small gift-sized models and lots of sculptural pieces simply for my own edification. When creating models for my books, I make hundreds more than are ever eventually published. I go through about 250,000 to 400,000 LEGO® pieces every year, and keep over 2 million on hand at any given time. What is the process you use to go from inspiration to creation of your works? Each sculpture can have a different process. For example – the design of the Hummingbird sculpture in my ‘Nature Connects’ show just ‘popped’ in my head the minute someone said ‘hummingbird.’ I immediately had this vision of something that you could actually walk under, suspended, as if by magic. Creating a spindly little nose and paper thin wings built out of chunky LEGO® pieces seemed like a wonderful challenge and, if done right, something that would look amazing. I spent about 4 weeks designing and planning this specific piece; researching images of hummingbirds in nature, choosing the perfect colors and designing the internal steel reinforcements, then about 5 plus weeks building it.

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The design of the Humming bird sculpture just ‘popped’ in my head the minute someone said humming bird. I immediately had this vision of something that you could walk under, suspended, as if by magic.


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I don't use computers to plan out my of your favorite sculptures sculptures. It's far too complex, and – if you ask to build? me – it takes a lot of the fun out of it! When I'm Perhaps my favorite designing a model, I gather as many phomodel is a 50,000 piece tographs or drawings of the subject as I can, city inspired by New and then use graph paper to plan out the basic York's historic Greenwich shape and size. After that, I start building a proVillage. It was a true labor totype, using my graphed plans as a guide. of love, assembled partThere's a lot of visualization required, and I time over the course of 6 often have to step back and examine the model months. The model has from all sides as it's coming together – often takintricate details everying sections apart and re-building them! Once I where you look, from have a prototype that I like, I'll rebuild it using street vendors and parkthe prototype as a template. ing meters to historic Depending on the size of the sculpture, it buildings, high rises, taxican take anywhere from a few days to weeks or cabs, and graffiti. Even even months! A lifesize human head (of no one in particular) the LEGO® people in can take about a day the city are behaving to prototype, but if like the combination the head is a model of locals and tourists of a specific person it you'll find on any can take three days. New York City street What was the corner. The model inspiration for your curgained a lot of popurent exhibit, ‘Nature larity in 2003. It was Connects’? placed on display at Much as LEGO® pieces connect, everyan international design gallery in Chelsea. It was thing in Nature is connected in an intricate baldisplayed at an event honoring Freedom Tower ance. The show was developed in conjunction architect Daniel Libeskind, and it has been broadwith Iowa State University's Reiman Gardens in cast in TV and news around the world. 2011 and has been on tour since early 2012. I'm also very partial to a small sculpture I Some sculptures indicate the relationship made called ’Success.” It's an editorial statebetween elements of nature, like a fox hunting a ment on our society's overall opinion on what rabbit or lotus, koi, frog, and water platter sharing it means to be ‘successful’ – and a literal space in a pond. Others showcase the beauty of depiction of myself before I left my former nature, like a giant 7 foot tall rose and a 5 foot wide career to pursue creating art with LEGO ® butterfly. There's also a life-sized lawn mower that bricks full-time. visitors often mistake for the real thing. I love the Have you seen the Lego Movie, and if so, way it came out. Set outdoors and in a bed of what is your impression? Come to think of it, were tulips really makes the sculpture shine. you involved in that movie at all? What have been some of your more chalYes, I have seen it! Warner Bros. was lenging pieces to create? kind enough to treat me and my team to a The most challenging thing is to create prescreening of the film about a week curved shapes with those hard little plastic recbefore it was released and we all really tangles. Making something round and curvy enjoyed it. I was not involved in the like a shoe or a ball can be tricky. But the most making of the film, but everyone that complex thing is to create people's faces. I was was involved did an amazing job! commissioned to build sculptural portraits of Definitely a must-see. two brothers and it took an entire summer. We What is your relationship with the all read so much into facial expressions that you LEGO® company like? can move one piece and suddenly a face I have a fantastic relationship with changes from looking depressed to looking the LEGO® Group! As I mentioned, I've bored. I often need to build and re-build a face been playing with LEGO® toys ever since many times to get the subI was a little kid. Even tlety of the subject's charas I entered my teen acter and their expression years and my adultNature Connects just right. Unlike tradihood, I never stopped Art with LEGO® Bricks tional sculpture, you can't building! Eventually, thru May 11 just carve out a shape or people started commisNAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN 4820 Bayshore Drive • Naples add to a surface. You have sioning LEGO® sculptures daily 9am-5pm (Tuesdays 8am-5pm) to think ahead as you're from me or asking me to FREE WITH ADMISSION building upwards linearly. attend events. At the same 643-7275 What have been some time I started having a good

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relationship with The LEGO® Group, participating at events or working on projects together. I even started up a LEGO® fan community. It turned out that everyone at The LEGO® Group – from the call center to the CEO – had their eye on what I’d been doing. We realized that if The LEGO® Group could somehow officially recognize and support people like me I could reach even more people and spread the word about LEGO® coolness even further. From that idea, the idea of LEGO® Certified Professionals was born – and I became the first member. It's now about nine years later and there are 13 of us around the world. We all know each other very well, keep on top of each other's work, do projects together, and learn from each other by sharing our experiences. The LEGO® Group is always keeping their eyes peeled for who might become a Certified Professional. They select people who are doing great things with LEGO® products as a full-time or part-time business. •

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an interview by Andrew Elias


“I'm a product of various cultural backgrounds and experiences that have collided growing up. I believe some of that is evident in the work I produce.” What an eight years it’s been for him! Jansen has enjoyed great success and acclaim from curators and art journalists around the world. His paintings are now in the collections of art museums in several states as well as Russia and Taiwan. He has received several prestigious awards and been featured in many group exhibitions in several countries. And although he has had solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Aspen, Nashville, and Aachen, Germany – as well as Fort Myers and Naples – he will have his very first solo show in New York City in March, at the Castle Fitzjohns Gallery. Jansen also opened UNIT A, a gallery space showcasing his works, two years ago in March. It is the largest private art space of its kind in Southwest Florida. The Marcus Jansen Studio Headquarters also includes UNIT B, Jansen’s working studio. As Marcus was preparing for his New York City show, I asked him a few questions about the past few years and future.

• Since we last spoke to you you've had great success and worldwide acclaim. What about your work is it that you think is resonating with people across such wide cultural divides? I would think that some of it is the reflection of my own history. I'm a product of various cultural backgrounds and experiences that have collided growing up. I believe some of that is evident in the work I produce. Also, the topics I painted about then have become global issues, not limited to just any particular group or country. You've had solo exhibitions in many of the art capitals of the world, but are just now having your first solo exhibit in New York City. What is going through your mind as you prepare the show? I'm excited to come home to New York. It's a full circle for me having been born in the city and having traveled pretty much all my life. We’re going through the selection of works for that particular show as we speak and there will be a catalog that will be printed with it. Your art has been labeled as Modern Urban Expressionism. Are you OK with that? Or is there a more accurate or poetic description you prefer? I personally do not need a title on my or any other work of art. For me, my art is art – and as life, it grows and fluctuates year after year. I don’t particularly like labels on art or people. It's often called 'expressionism.' What are you hoping to express? ‘Expressionism’ is referring to the artist painting in a manner that reflects his or her own imagination and or feelings. It’s not bound to rules. I always identified with that vocabulary and feel content with it. I express a concentrated reality. Who were some of your early influences – and what are some of your current inspirations?

Painting itself inspires me, the more I paint the more I get inspired. I study my own paintings after every new series and keep pushing boundaries with new possibilities. Good art is about expressing possibilities, not about a learned skill, talent, feeling, or technique. Your paintings offer a view of the world that is chaotic and combustible, filled with cubist forms, expressionistic fury, pop-art icons and street graffiti. They’re colorful and comfortable and yet also disturbing and dangerous. Is this the world you see? The world you want us to see? My works are my instinctive reaction to the world we live in. I am a product of it so I paint what I feel. However, I try to paint it in a way that is dissectible and invites a closer examination. Something that beats the propaganda news we get daily, where there’s no time for examination. I would say the work is contemporary, not futuristic. I want viewers to find what they can see in the work and spend time searching. I have no interest in dictating to people how they should feel about a work of art. Viewing art is a personal experience which is why I don’t write much about my work and let it engage with each viewer in their own way. What’s important is that it arrests the viewer longer than one minute. Although you're best known for your 'streetscapes,' which are exciting, your portraits are also very impressive and intriguing. To me, they look a bit like what might happen if Francis Bacon and Ralph Steadman collaborated in the 21st century. What are your 'Faceless' series of paintings all about? The ‘Faceless’ paintings were a departure and more or less of an ‘accidental’ nature, as most of my works are. I was exploring anonymity and where true power lies. Part of the series wound up being collected at the Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Russia. What is your creative process? Do you have a regimented work schedule or driven by spontaneous inspiration? Is it a theme, an image or a message that more often ignites the creative spark? I work like many people from 9am-5pm and am very organized with my time. I have two young boys to take care of and they need me on weekends. So I generally do not work then. I usually assemble material or references, history, news that catches my attention and process it onto canvas. Usually news that is either under reported or things that are of concern to me or humanity at large is what I like working with. You've recently begun creating work in 3D as well as painting. What intrigues you about working in 3D? How does your creative process differ? It seemed natural to go from 2D to 3D works. I would consider it a continuation of what I have been doing only working with different materials. My creative process is the same, however with less research and more direct application. You began painting as a way to survive your Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? How did painting help you, personally, cope with your

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PTSD? How can making art help others with similar injuries, conditions and situations? I was diagnosed with 10% PTSD in 1992 after my return from the Gulf War. It wasn't much compared to many I know, but I think that painting can be a therapeutic tool for survivors in general and really anyone. It gives you a second way of expressing yourself outside of usual verbal communication. In March 2012 you opened Unit A, which has been called a 'contemporary art space' and described as a 'studio museum.' Just what is UNIT A? UNIT A Headquarters, serves as the hub and distribution center for my work. I needed more space for my large works and we need to grow our operations. There was more demand and it continues to increase. The second reason was to be able to share work while here with the general public and be independent in doing so. It all worked out very well. We work closely with our partnering Galleries and Museums etc. with shipping works to shows and projects. You are one of only a handful of artists chosen to design bottles for Absolut Vodka, along with the likes of Andy Warhol, Damien Hurst and Keith Haring. How did that happen? Absolut Vodka approached me in 2010, then the project started in 2011. The work was painted a day after my wife Michaela passed from cancer. It was used as one of the 18 artists selected for the next Generation of Absolut artist's. The bottle wound up looking like a broken bottle of some sort. One of your works was chosen for the cover of the Russell Simmons supported book, The Art Album, along with the likes of Chuck Close and Shepard Fairey. You must be very proud of that? How did you get involved in the project? Dawud Knuckles from Arts On Dekz in New York, a Russell Simmons supported project, contacted me and wanted me in the book. I knew Shepard Fairey, Chuck Close and names like Jonathan Meese were in it. I joined and they placed me on the cover. That was that. You recently debuted at Art Basil Miami Beach, the biggest and most important art event of the year in America. What was Art Basel like for you? Yes, we showed at Context Art Miami this year. It was great, it always is. I love the international scene and people from all over the world coming together for art. I love being a part of it each year. I feel very much at home when it happens. You grew up in New York City and spent time in combat during the first Iraq war and have lived in Europe and Asia. What made you settle in Southwest Florida a decade ago? I grew up between New York City and Germany. I finished school in Germany and then signed up for the Armed Forces and was immediately deployed to the war with the 18th Airborne of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Moving here was easy. My parents were here. It had the best weather and beaches, people are nice, all of which I loved. Fort Myers is a special place to me. Its very much home now. What are your plans for the near future, artistically and personally? To keep painting and working first and foremost. We are part of a group show at Artis–Naples’ The Baker Museum coming up, the ‘Florida Contemporary’ show. We have museum solo shows in the near future here in the US as well as overseas. In addition, I have a new dealer, Steve Lazarides (Banksy’s first dealer). He started representing me from London. I will have work at Art 14 London at the end of February and just completed a short documentary in Milan, Italy with my gallery Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter to be released in a public and private screening at UNIT A. Personally, I will work a bit more this year and take off for a few weeks for a change and maybe go to Europe for a while and relax for a few weeks. • UNIT A is located at 1922 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers. The gallery is free and open to the public during downtown Fort Myers’ Art Walk the first Friday evening, 6-10pm, of each month, and by appointment weekdays. For information, call 338-8449.

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Christian was manager and Chef for the King’s Crown Restaurant at South Seas Resort.

by Jeri Magg

HERE’S A COZY LITTLE FRENCH RESTAURANT tucked away on the Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers where the owners, Christian & Mara Vivet, greet guests with the words “Bienvenue chez nous” — welcome to our home (the Blue Windows Bistro). Along with the friendly atmosphere and intimate ambiance, diners return often to experience a real taste of Paris cuisine. Created by Christian & Mari in 2006 as an ‘underground bistro,’ it has morphed from a small catering enterprise to an upscale boutique restaurant noted for its international fine wines paired with a delicious assortment of classic French dishes such as escargots, coq-auvan and crème brule. In 1976, at age sixteen, Parisian born Christian attended the Ecole Hotelier de Polegny culinary school. He had to pass an entrance exam to qualify for one of sixty spots. “I was in the three year program which covered all the aspects of the restaurant business: culinary, service, management/accounting, and some parts of the hotel side,” states the Chef. After graduating in 1979, he gained experience by working seasonally in restaurants or resorts in places like England, Switzerland and France. Looking for more opportunities, Christian learned of a chance to come to the United States. After sending a letter to one of the Chefs involved with the French Pavilion at Epcot, in Orlando, he gained an interview and was hired. Following an eighteen month stint with Disney, he traveled to San Francisco to work for various high-end establishments. Preferring a smaller town atmosphere, he moved to Fort Myers in 1988. He and his first wife were familiar with the area having visited many times while living in Orlando. “We were both in the tourist industry and knew between Naples, Fort Myers and Sanibel, there should be good job opportunities,” he states. He was first employed for five seasons at Jean Paul’s Restaurant on Sanibel before moving on to the University Club for seven years and then as the manager/chef for the King’s Crown Restaurant at South Seas Resort. “Then my life changed,” he muses, “I got divorced.” After that he moved to Naples and worked at various places before deciding to take a break. Seeking something different, but in his field, he took a position with a Naples software company and trained caterers on the proper use of the software. This birds-eye-view of the catering industry started him thinking about giving it a shot. “I watched these people succeed with what I thought was an inferior product. I was sure I could do better.” By that time he’d met www.ftmyersmagazine.com

and married Fort Myers native, Mari. A short while later the Naples Daily News wrote an article about ‘Underground Eateries’ popping up in major cities across the country. The concept was simple, explains Christian. “You create an event, find a venue and then invite friends to pay for a wine dinner.” Mari, who loves to entertain, made up a list of friends and invited them to their home. Christian’s culinary expertise was soon the talk of the town. Along with Mari’s vivacious and outgoing personality, friends and neighbors were clamoring to attend these fun-filled events while also making arrangements for the Vivet’s to cater their business and private parties. Unsure of this idea’s success, the couple sublet kitchen space at a Fort Myers downtown night club. “I didn’t know if we’d be profitable, so I kept my day job,” laughs Mari. It didn’t take long before this new catering enterprise’s popularity sent them in search of more room and the business moved into its present space in 2009.

Mari wants people to feel as comfortable in the bistro as in their own homes.

Initially, the Vivet’s divided the space into storage, business/office and show tables where clients could taste the food and choose cutlery, linens, china and decorations. However, after the economy took a nose dive, most of their business clients cut back, so their catering events were generally weddings or private house parties held on weekends.

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F O O D & D R I N K One hot summer day in July, while having lunch, the couple discussed ways to create more customers. Mari, still working days at an air conditioning company, thought it might be time to open a small bistro. Laughing, Christian explains, “I always told Mari I never wanted to run a restaurant, especially a French one!” But they finally decided, with Christian’s background in French cuisine and Mari’s expertise in marketing, a French bistro with an a la carte menu would fit the bill. Mari had the idea for the name. She wanted guests to look at America from a French perspective, through the blue shutters that frame the windows of homes in France, hence Blue Windows Bistro. After painting the walls and adding ten tables, Mari emailed her past clients about their new, for adults only, bistro. Initially open only during the week for dinner, the menu was comprised of only four appetizers and a few entrees to allow them to continue catering on weekends. “We trained our customers

to call ahead, just in area’s Chefs dine at their BLUE WINDOWS BISTRO case we had a catering bistro on their nights off. 15250 S. Tamiami Trail • Fort Myers gig during the week, Now able to close 239-849-0622 to make sure we were during the summer www.bluewindowsbistro.com open. I’d meet people m o n t h s , t h e Vi v e t ’s OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY AT 5PM who’d heard good traveled to Europe last things about our bistro, year while still keeping but joked because we in touch with their were never open!” she laughs. clients and friends. “We talk about Christian’s In October of 2009, just a few months after fishing and our dog romping through the rivers opening, food critic Jean Le Boeuf gave the and all the great places we’ve visited. Our restaurant a four star rating. Business grew by clients love it!” word of mouth and the couple was overThey credit the continued success of the whelmed with catering and running a restauBlue Windows Bistro to their striving to conrant. Christian became very picky about sistently serve good classic French food in a catering jobs before friendly, homelike atmosphere. In the kitchen finally deciding to conChristian, with one assistant, plans the menus centrate on the bistro. and cooks the food. Mari greets the cusNow in its fifth seatomers and makes sure the wait staff is son, Mari has finally friendly and efficient. retired from her day job Though they advertise little, Mari’s email and devotes her time to newsletter to her customer/friends alerts them the bistro. When custo various wine dinners and other parties. Mari tomers ask how she likes suggests that the best way for new customers to being retired, she chuckget ‘a taste’ of the bistro is to arrive at 5pm for les, “I guess I’m so at ease the ‘Twilight Menu.’ here, it doesn’t look like The Vivet’s plan to continue providing the work. But that’s what I want, for people to feel as ambiance and fine classic French cuisine that comfortable in our bistro as in their own home.” ensures every customer will feel like their “dinChristian is also proud of the fact that many of the ing in a French friend’s home.” •

Christian is proud that many of the area’s Chefs dine at their bistro on their nights off.

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S POPULAR AS YOGA IS in 2014 there are still people who are now approaching this discipline for the first time and have some basic questions about it. For beginners the following information can be valuable.

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URING your first class you may be overwhelmed by the number of yoga postures and also by the strange vocabulary. Some instructors use Sanskrit, the ancient religious and classical language of India, while others will use English instead. In both cases the lexicon will sound new to you. You soon will notice that the word asana recurs often. It means posture in Sanskrit and when preceded by another term refers to a specific position (siddhasana means ‘sitting pose’). English names of the poses often contain references to animals (‘downward-facing dog,‘ ‘crane,’ ‘monkey’), natural entities (‘half-moon,’ ‘mountain’) or tools (‘plow,’ ‘bridge’). It is a great way to visualize and associate the physical movements to the posture's name. Moreover, while holding the pose it helps to focus on the image. Try to imitate a cobra or a tree and see if the correspondent positions in yoga match your interpretation.

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to relax and breath while you have your eyes closed. It is usually a very pleasant moment because you are loosening up your body and trying to have your mind free of thoughts. This is also sometimes the most difficult task of the exercises. There is not a standard recipe to avoid distractions and everyone should find her/his own way to calm their mind. It is quite improbable to have a clear and empty mind the first times you practice yoga, so try to focus on something related to the yoga practice. It could be the act of breathing (Is it short or long, relaxed or excited, deep or slight?). You could also observe what your body is feeling. Whatever method you choose, make sure that any other issues do not disturb your mental repose. If you decide to embark on a yoga experience you will soon notice physical benefits like increased flexibility and better balance. Both improve the skeleton's postures and the motion of the limbs,

and also help relaxing the muscles and prevent injuries. In addition, you can look at yoga as a metaphor for the attitude we have towards life. It is worth observing how we react to physical obstacles or limits during the practice. We may want to overcome it at any cost, but is that tenacity, obstinacy or determination? On the other hand, we may give up easily, so does this mean that we are afraid? Or that we feel inadequate? These subtle distinctions make a great difference. How do we deal with endurance? Do we take care of our body and mind? The practice of yoga can not only achieve physical well-being, but can also bring balance to some aspects. Whether you consider practicing yoga as a new personal challenge or even if you just want to learn how to relax better, you may see that your first intentions will soon grow into other goals. •

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They put the joy in yoga and meditation. Offering 60 classes per week, all levels and styles, 7600 sq. ft. boutique and full service holistic spa using exclusively Eminance skin care. Offering Ayurvedic treatments and therapies, Yoga Therapy, full Boutique with essential props and clothing including prAna and Be Present. Also offering Primordial Sound Meditation instruction (certified Chopra Instructor). Open 7 days per week. Free weekly community classes, free monthly meditation instruction and Joyful Yoga Academy offering 200 & 500 hr Yoga Teacher certification programs.

RUBY & PEARL'S BOUTIQUE & YOGA STUDIO 6420 Plantation Park Court

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# 104 • FORT MYERS 239-768-1021 A locally owned boutique and yoga studio, the beautiful studio offers over 30 classes a week. Classes offered are: Level 1 Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Hot Power Yoga, Relax, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. In addition to being a certified 200hr Yoga teacher training facility with Yoga Alliance, they also offer many workshops monthly. Mats and props are free to use. The boutique offers the latest contemporary designers. Many are made in the USA. Merchandise changes frequently. Monthly membership for unlimited classes is currently $78. •

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•25th Anniversary Concert: Fundraiser celebrating CREW. Deb & the Dynamics, The Sarah Hadeka Band Riverside Park, 27300 Old Rd 41, Bonita Springs. 5-9:30p. 6572253. •A Mark Twain Storybook: Florida Rep Lunchbox children’s theatre. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers.11a. 332-4488. •American Vinyl All Star Band: Jeffery ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan, Leroy ‘LSR’ Romans, Robert ‘Mousey’ Thomson, Danny Beissel, Hugh McDonald, Cliff Williams, Charlie Colin, Chaz Trippi, Rick Deringer. Opening bands: Sean Chambers Band, Steve Tucci Band, Matt Focciola Band. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 5p. 333-1933. •Art in the Park: Art & crafts fair. Exhibits & demos. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 10a-4p. Free. 262-6517. •Artists Studio Tour: 9a-4p. Day-long self-guided tour of 9 artists’ studios. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. Reserve. 939-2787. •Dance Alliance: Momentum & Memories. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30p. 395-0900. •Harold Ford’s Johnny Cash Tribute: Concert. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 8p. 772-5862. •Indigo Girls: Concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Magic in the Music: Spirit of the Gulf spring concert. First Christian Church of Ft Myers, 2061 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 3p. 941875-3643. •Mercato Fine Arts Festival: Art & crafts fair. Mercato Lifestyle center, US 41 & Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 2626517. •Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Ringling in Bloom: Art & floral design exhibit. Tours, workshops, gardens walk & talks. The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 10a-5p. 941-359-5700. •SWFL & Lee County Fair: Entertainment, displays, food, events, kids activities, etc. Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 5-11p. 543-8368. •SWFL Symphony: Master-

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Andrew Corke’s sculptures made of ‘repurposed’ materials is on view thru March at the Arts for ACT Gallery in Fort Myers’ Historic River District. Call 939-2553 for more information.

works concert with John O’Conor, piano. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 418-1500. •The Lauren Mitchell Band: Concert. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 9p-12a. 693-7111.

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•Book Release Party: Randy Wayne White book signing. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, 975 Rabbit Rd, Sanibel. 12-2p & 4-6p. Free. 472-8311. •Boston Red Sox vs Balti more Orioles: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Bryan Lee: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7p. 282-3232. •Carmina Burana: Gulf Coast Symphony concert with the Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700. •Dwight Icenhower’s tribute to The King: Concert.

Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Dinner 5:30p, concert 7p. 278-4422. •Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Jazz in the Garden: The Naples Sunshine band concert. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 2-4p. 643-7275. •Mercato Fine Arts Festival: Mercato Fine Arts Festival: Art & crafts fair. Mercato Lifestyle center, US 41 & Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 2626517. •Naples Concert Band: Concert. Cambier Park, Park St & 6th Ave S , Naples. 2p. Free. 263-9521. •Onslow & Schubert: Chamber music concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 3p. 800-5971900. •Ramsey Lewis & John Piz zarelli: Straighten Up and Fly Right - A Nat King Cole Tribute. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800-597-1900.

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•Rich Little - Jimmy Stewart & Friends: Comedy. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-4881115. •Ringling in Bloom: Art & floral design exhibit. Tours, workshops. The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 10a-5p. 941-359-5700. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-206-4487.

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•Broadway Bound!: Jodie DeSalvo piano concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800597-1900. •Bryan Lee: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7p. 282-3232. •Don Quixote: Russian National Ballet Theatre. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800597-1900. •Dwight Icenhower’s tribute to The King: Concert. Broadway Palm Theatre,

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•Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-597-1900. •Flamenco Puro with Acoustical Guitar: Dance performance. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •Florida Everblades vs Orlando: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Mardi Gras Evening on Fifth: Live music, dance, art receptions, dining, etc. Along 5th Ave S, downtown Naples. Free. 6:30-9:30p. •Onslow & Schubert: Chamber music concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 3p. 800-5971900. •SWFL & Lee County Fair: Entertainment, displays, food, events, kids activities, etc. Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 5-11p. 543-8368. •Vadym Kholodenko: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 344-7025.

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•Art Alive: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at dozens of Art Alliance Naples galleries & studios. Naples Art District, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Pine Ridge Rd, west of Airport Rd, Naples. 5-8p. Free. 8211061. •Ikebana Meeting: Japanese

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1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Dinner 5:30p, concert 7p. 278-4422. •Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Rhythm of the Dance: Musical. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 4314849. •Rich Little - Jimmy Stewart & Friends: Comedy. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 3 & 8p. 941-4881115. •SWFL & Lee County Fair: Entertainment, displays, food, events, kids activities, etc. Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 5-11p. 543-8368. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-206-4487. •Washington Saxophone Quartet: Shell Point, The Woodlands, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 4542067.

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Flower Arranging Society. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 9a. 331-3312. •Minnesota Twins vs Balti more Orioles: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 800-33-TWINS. •Sister’s Easter Catechism Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?: Comedy by Late Night Catechism. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800-5971900. •SWFL & Lee County Fair: Entertainment, displays, food, events, kids activities, etc. Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 5-11p. 543-8368. •Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-2064487.

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•A Mark Twain Storybook: Florida Rep Lunchbox children’s theatre. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers.11a. 332-4488. •Art Reception: Cape Coral Art League, 516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 5-7p. Free. 772-2222. •Chess: TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 8p. 888-9663352. •Deb & The Dynamics: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •L’Elisir D’Amore Opera: BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 4314849. •Magic Under the Mangroves: Gala dinner & auction fundraiser. Conservancy of SWFL Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. 6-10p. Reserve. 403-4218. •Minnesota Twins vs St. Louis Cardinals: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Opera Naples Student Apprentice Young Artists & Professional Resident Artists Concert: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 7p. 775-2800. •Sanibel Shell Fair: Displays, crafts, entertainment, food. Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 9a-5p. 4722155. •Sister’s Easter Catechism Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?: Comedy by Late Night Catechism. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800-5971900. •Sublime Schubert: Naples

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•Art Reception: Unit A, 1922 Evans Ave, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 340-6467. •Art Walk: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at several galleries & studios. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 610p. Free. 855-732-3836. •Art Reception: Arts for ACT Gallery, 2265 First St, Ft Myers. 6-10p. Free. 3375050. •Art Reception: Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs. SWFL Community Foundation, 8771 College Pkwy, Frt Myers. 4-6p. Free. 2745900. •Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Boys on their Bikes: Special exhibition of art by Darryl Pottorf and musical performance by Kat Epple. Fundraiser at home of Darryl Pottorf and former home of Bob Rauschenberg, Captiva. 5:30-9p. Reserve. Cocktail attire. 254-2777. •Chess: TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 8p. 888-9663352. •Creative Coast Weekend: Galleries & shops in Matlacha open late. exhibits, demos, classes, live music. Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 5-10p. Free. 283-0888. •Florida Everblades vs Gwinnett: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Frankenstein, A New Musi cal: Island Theater Co. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island, 7:30p. 394-5579. •Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Moving Currents: Dance performance. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •Sanibel Shell Fair: Displays, crafts, entertainment, food. Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle

Tom Paxton performs in concert at BIG ARTS on Sanibel, March 7. For information, call 395-0900. Way, Sanibel. 9a-5p. 4722155. •Sister’s Easter Catechism Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?: Comedy by Late Night Catechism. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800-5971900. •SWFL & Lee County Fair: Entertainment, displays, food, events, kids activities, etc. Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 5-11p. 543-8368. •The Foundry / Alex Ketely No Hero: The Ringling’s Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-360-7399. •The Sound of Musicals: SWFL Symphony Pops concert with Symphonic Chorale of SWFL. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 418-1500. •Tom Paxton: Concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900.

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•Amelia Piano Trio: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 344-7025. •Art After Dark: Receptions, exhibits, demos, music at several galleries & studios. Crayton Cove, Naples City Dock, 8th St S & 12th Ave S, Naples. 6-9p. Free. 821-1061. •Art Reception: Art Council of SWFL Co-Op Gallery, Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero. 5-7p. Free. 267-3049. •Art Reception: GuessFisher Gallery: 1187 8th St

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S, Naples. 6-9p. Free. 2633417. •Art Reception: Phil Fisher Gallery, 810 12th Ave S, Naples. 6-9p. Free. 4038393. •Bonita Springs National Art Festival: Outdoor fine art & craft fair. Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a-5p. Free. 4958989. •Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 7p. 888-REDSOX6. •Chess: TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 8p. 888-9663352. •Creative Coast Weekend: Galleries & shops in Matlacha open late. exhibits, demos, classes, live music. Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 5-10p. Free. 283-0888. •Florida Everblades vs Gwinnett: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825. •Frankenstein, A New Musi cal: Island Theater Co. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island, 7:30p. 394-5579. •Hope Gala Dream Ball: Fundraiser. Black-tie cocktail party, dinner, entertainment, auctions. Ritz-Carlton Gold Resort, 2600 Tiburon Dr, Naples. Reserve. 591-2825. •Old Florida Festival: Historical reenactors, crafts, demos, storytelling, music, exhibits, activities, music, etc. Collier County Museum, 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 2p. 10a-5p. 2528476. •Painting Demo: Island

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Visions Gallery, 4643 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha. Reserve. 282-0452. •Sanibel Shell Fair: Displays, crafts, entertainment, food. Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 9a-4p. 4722155. •Sister’s Easter Catechism Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?: Comedy by Late Night Catechism. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800-5971900. •Sublime Schubert: Naples Philharmonic concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800597-1900. •SWFL & Lee County Fair: Entertainment, displays, food, events, kids activities, etc. Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 5-11p. 543-8368. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Pitts burgh Pirates: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-206-4487. •The Foundry / Alex Ketely No Hero: The Ringling’s Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7:30p. 941-360-7399. •The Sound of Musicals: SWFL Symphony Pops concert with Symphonic Chorale of SWFL. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 418-1500. •Walk in the Grass: Snyder Family Band bluegrass concert fundraiser. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 5p. 9392787.

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•105 Years of Broadway: Music revue. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800-597-1900. •Art Reception: Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery, 4259 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 1-3p. 7766844. •Bonita Springs National Art Festival: Outdoor fine art & craft fair. Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 10a-5p. Free. 4958989. •Chess: TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 2 & 7:30p. 888966-3352. •Creative Coast Weekend: Galleries & shops in Matlacha. exhibits, demos, classes, live music. Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 5-10p. Free. 283-0888. •Davina & the Vagabonds: Outdoor concert. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 5p. 9392787.

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•Frankenstein, A New Musi cal: Island Theater Co. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island, 2:30p. 394-5579. •Harlem Globetrotters: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 2p. 948-7825. •Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Lee County Community Band Concert: Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. Free. 945-2554. •Let’s Hang On - a Tribute to Frankie Valli: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115. •Minnesota Twins vs Philadelphia Phillies: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Old Florida Festival: Historical re-enactors, crafts, demos, storytelling, music, exhibits, activities, music, etc. Collier County Museum, 3331 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 10a-5p. 2528476. •Paul Allodi: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 3p. 282-3232. •Paul Todd’s Illuminated The Music of the Lights: BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849. •SWFL & Lee County Fair: Entertainment, displays, food, events, kids activities, etc. Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. 5-11p. 543-8368. •The Grascals: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 5:30 & 8p. 800-597-1900.

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•Art Reception: Portrait & Figure Painting Society of SWFL. Cape Coral Library, 921 39th Terrace & SW 9th Ct, Cape Coral. 4-6p. Free. 481-2081. •Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Let’s Hang On - a Tribute to Frankie Valli: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 3 7 8p. 941-488-1115. •Love Letters: BIG ARTS Community Players staged reading. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30p. 395-0900. •Music & the Arts: Featured musician, Mike Brignola. Discussion & concert. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. Discussion 4:30p, concert 7p. Reserve. 262-6517.


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•Naples Jazz Orchestra: Concert. Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7p. 2133058. •The Young Virtuoso Returns: Philipp Kopachevsky & Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra concert. Classic Chamber Concerts. Sugden Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave S, Naples. 8p. 434-8505.

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•Boston Chamber Music Society with Ann Hobson Pilot: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 3447025. •Boston Red Sox vs Miami Marlins: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Rugrats: Naples Players’ KidzAct. Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 7p. 263-7990. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Min nesota Twins: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-206-4487. •War Horse: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849.

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•Ellie Lee & Blues Fury: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7p. 282-3232. •Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •War Horse: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849. •Wheaton College Concert Choir: Concert. Shell Point, Village Church, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:15p. 454-2147.

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•ART Connects: The Business of Being an Artist. Clyde & Niki Butcher - A Glimpse Behind the Camera. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 5:30-7:30p. 2626517. •Chess: TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 8p. 888-9663352. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 6-11p. 455-1444. •Deb & The Dynamics: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill,

4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Irish Night: Music, dance & storytelling. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •Lunch with Jacqueline Kennedy: One-woman show. Quail West Country Club, 6289 Burnham Rd, Naples.11:30a. 495-8989. •Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers Read: Poetry & prose readings. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30p. 395-0900. •The Art of the Piano: FGCU Bower School of Music Guest Artist Recital. FGCU, U. Tobeye Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7851. •War Horse: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849.

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•An Evening with the Authors: Honoring Phillip Margolin. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 6p, dinner & program 7p. 333-1933. •Art Reception: Art Council of SWFL Co-op Gallery, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero. 5-7p. Free. 2673049. •Art Reception: Naples Chapter of Ikebana. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 10a-5p. 594-9612. •Art Reception: The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 5:30-7:30p. 262-6517. •Bonita Blues Festival: Joe Louis Walker, Joe Moss, RJ Howson, Rex Bongo & the Sophisticated Hippies, more. Fundraiser. Lawn chairs & blankets. Riverside Park, Old 41 Rd & Childers St, Bonita Springs. 2-9:15p. 9470715. •Chess: TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 8p. 888-9663352. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 6p-1a. 455-1444. •Disney 0n Ice - Rockin’ Ever After: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids

games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987. •Marty Stokes & The Captiva Band: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •National Geographic Live!: Biologist & filmmaker Greg Marshall presentation. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30p. 395-0900. •Painting Demo: Island Visions Gallery, 4643 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha. Reserve. 282-0452. •Shell Point Art Show: Woodlands Commons, Shell Point, 15000 Shell Point Blvd, Fort Myers. 10a-3p. Free. 454-2071. •SWFL Reading Festival Evening with the Authors: Author reception & dinner, entertainment. Davis Art Center, 2301 First St, Ft Myers. 6-11p. Reserve. 479-4636. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •War Horse: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849.

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•Art Alive Weekend: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live

music at dozens of galleries & studios. Naples Art District, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Pine Ridge Rd, west of Airport Rd, Naples. 11a4p. Free. 821-1061. •Art Fair: Outdoor art & crafts exhibit & sale. Along 1st St, downtown Ft Myers. 11a-5p. Free. 337-5050. •Art Reception: BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 5:30-7p. Free. 395-0900. •Art Reception: Naples Chapter of Ikebana. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 10a-4p. 594-9612. •Artists@Work: Free demo by the SWFL Fine Craft Guild. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 10a-1p. Free. 9392787. •Batfish Bash for the Bay: Live music by Girl Meets Boy, dancing, buffet, auctions, fundraiser. Rookery Bay Reserve, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 6-10p. Reserve. 530-5940. •Berne Davis’s Centennial Celebration: Dinner & entertainment. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6p. Free. 333-1933. •Bonita Blues Festival: Deanna Bogart, Dixie Peach, Little Mike & the Tornadoes, Ellie Lee & Blues Fury, Pitbull of Blues, more. Fundraiser. Lawn chairs & blankets. Riverside Park, Old 41 Rd & Childers St, Bonita Springs. 11:30a-9:30p. 947-0715. •Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies: Jet-

Blue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 7p. 888-REDSOX6. •Calusa Heritage Day: Family activities, speakers, artists, guided tours, kids’ area. Randell Research Center, Calusa Heritage Trail, 13810 Waterfront Dr, Pineland. 10a-4p. 2832062. •Chess: TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 8p. 888-9663352. •Cinderella: Naples Players’ KidzAct. Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. ?p. 263-7990. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 1p-1a. 455-1444. •Disney 0n Ice - Rockin’ Ever After: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 11a, 3 & 7p. 9487825. •Gulf Coast Writers Association Meeting: Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Rd, Ft Myers. 10a-12p. Free. 247-4515. •Joe Moss Band: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7p. 282-3232. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987. •Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Congregational

Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 3447025. •Painting Demo: Island Visions Gallery, 4643 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha. Reserve. 282-0452. •Peace River National Art Festival: Outdoor art fair. Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St, Punta Gorda. 10a-5p. 941-639-8810. •Shell Point Art Show: Woodlands Commons, Shell Point, 15000 Shell Point Blvd, Fort Myers. 10a-3p. Free. 454-2071. •SWFL Reading Festival Evening with the Authors: Author reception & dinner, entertainment, storytelling, Battle of the Teen Bands. Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St, Ft Myers. 10a-4p. 479-4636. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-206-4487. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Third Weekend Art: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at dozens of galleries & studios. Naples Art District, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Pine Ridge Rd, west of of Airport Rd, Naples. 11a-4p. Free. 821-1061. •War Horse: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849.

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•Chamber Chorus: Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 3p. 2882535. •Chess: TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 2 & 7:30p. 888966-3352. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 1-11p. 455-1444. •Daddy Mack: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 3p. 282-3232. •Disney 0n Ice - Rockin’ Ever After: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 11a, 3 & 7p. 9487825. •Fifty Shades of Green: Gulf Coast Symphony Black tie optional fundraiser. Crown Colony Country Club, 8851 Crown Colony Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. reserve. 2771700. •Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dun-


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lop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 3950900. •Left Bank Art Fest at the Esplanade: Art fair. Esplanade Shoppes, 760 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 389-0280. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987. •Minnesota Twins vs Miami Marlins: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 800-33-TWINS. •Outdoor Art Show: The Clay Place, 1555 Shadowlawn Dr, Naples. 11a-5p. Free. 775-1078. •Peace River National Art Festival: Outdoor art fair. Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St, Punta Gorda. 10a-5p. 941-639-8810. •Rave On - a Tribute to Buddy Holly: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115. •Reggae Full Moon Party: Music, dancing, food. Matanzas on the Bay, 416 Crescent St, Ft Myers Beach. 483-3838. •Ron & Gary Matthews: Concert. Shell Point, Village Church, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 6:15p. 454-2147. •Shell Point Art Show: Woodlands Commons, Shell Point, 15000 Shell Point Blvd, Fort Myers. 12-3p. Free. 454-2071. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-2064487. •Third Weekend Art: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at dozens of galleries & studios. Naples Art District, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Pine Ridge Rd, west of of Airport Rd, Naples. 11a-4p. Free. 821-1061. •War Horse: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849.

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•Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 6-11p. 455-1444. •Jazz in the Park: Stu Shelton Quartet. Sugden Park, 4284 Avalon Dr, Naples. 2p. 775-2800. •Jim Curry’s Take Me Home - Tribute to the Music of John Denver: Concert. Shell Point, Village Church, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft

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Myers. 7:30p. 454-2067. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987. •Rave On - a Tribute to Buddy Holly: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 3 & 8p. 941-488-1115. •The Peking Acrobats: Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800597-1900.

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•America Sings! - Opera Theater of Connecticut & Alan Mann: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 344-7025. •ART Connects: The Business of Being an Artist. Carmelo Blandino - For the Love of It, Celebrating & Collecting Art in the 21st Century. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 5:30-7:30p. 262-6517. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 6-11p. 455-1444. •Duo Romantico: Concert. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987. •Michael Bolton: Concert. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 4314849. •Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS.

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•All That Jazz: Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra with Pete Bernstein. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 800-597-1900. •ARTSalon: Lecture & discussion. David Acevedo, artist. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 3p. 3950900. •Boston Red Sox vs Pitts burgh Pirates: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 7p. 888-REDSOX6. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th

Ave NE, Naples. 6-11p. 455-1444. •Enchantments-The Photo graphic Adventures of A.W. & Julian Dimock in SWFL 1904-1913: Presentation by archaeologist Dr. Jerald Milanich. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 7p. Free. 642-1440. •Ft Myers Film Festival Gala: Cocktails, screening & party. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. Cocktails 5p, film 7p. 4314849. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987.

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•Bora Yoon & R Luke DuBois: Concert. Concert. The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 6:30p. 941-359-5700. •Boston Red Sox vs NY Yankees: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 7p. 888-REDSOX6. •Christopher Seaman Returns: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 6-11p. 455-1444. •Deb & The Dynamics: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 2823232. •Ft Myers Film Festival Opening: Cocktails, screening & party. Davis Art Center, 2301 First St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987. •Shakespeare in Paradise Macbeth, A Love Story: Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Min nesota Twins: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 7p. 941-206-4487. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Vince Gill with Amy Grant: Concert. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849.

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•Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 6p-2a. 455-1444. •Corkscrew After Hours: Guided & independent walks on boardwalk, presentations, live music, sunset & night skywatching. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary & Blair Audubon Center, 375 Sanctuary Rd W, Naples. 5:30-9p. 348-9151. •Disney’s Beauty & the Beast: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849. •Ft Myers Film Festival: Screenings. Davis Art Center, 2301 First St, Ft Myers. 810-6323. •Gallery Talk & Reception: FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 58p. Free. 590-7199. •Genre Creates Ghetto Explorations of the Con temporary: Conversation with artists and curators. The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd?, Sarasota. 7p. 941-360-7399. •Jason Petty & Carolyn Martin’s Musical Tribute to Hank Williams & Patsy Cline: BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 3950900. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987. •Minnesota Twins vs NY Mets: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 80033-TWINS. •Music Walk: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 6-10p. Free. 855-732-3836. •Stage 2 Improv: Comedy. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 7:30p. 394-0080. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-206-4487. •The Bronx Wanderers: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 800-597-1900. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Uptown Express: Concert. Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7:30p. 2133058. •UV - A Tribute to U2: Con-

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•Antique Auto Show: Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples 10a-3p. Free. 262-6525. •Backyard Bluesfest: Terry Hanck, Tommy Lee Cook & The Wild Bunch, more. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 2p-12a. 693-7111. •Celebrate the Light: Inuksuit - In the Capacity of the Human. Concert. The Ringling Museum of Art courtyard, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 6:30p. 941360-7399. •Christopher Seaman Returns: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Cleopatra, How Sharp the Serpent’s Tooth: Janina Birtolo one-woman show. Marco Town Center Mall, 1055 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 12p. 642-7270. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 1p-1a. 455-1444. •Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts: Art & crafts

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fair. Exhibits & demos. Downtown Naples, 5th Ave S, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 262-6517. •Ellie Lee & Blues Fury: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7p. 282-3232. •Ft Myers Film Festival: Screenings. Davis Art Center, 2301 First St, Ft Myers. 810-6323. •Genre Creates Ghetto Explorations of the Con temporary: Conversation with artists and curators. The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd?, Sarasota. 7p. 941-360-7399. •Gulf Coast Symphony Musi cal Discovery Series: Strings. Kids meet musicians & play instruments. Alliance for the Arts, Foulds Theatre, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 10:30a. Free. 533-4004. •Lehigh Spring Festival: Entertainment, car shows, contests, crafts, kids games, food, etc. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 357-6987. •Minnesota Twins vs NY Yankees: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Opera Theater of Connecti cut: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle


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Way, Sanibel. 8p. 3447025. •Singer Songwriter X 3: Larry Cordle, Alan Rhody and Jerry Salley concert Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7p. 213-3058. •Stage 2 Improv: Comedy. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 7:30p. 394-0080. •Summon the Heroes: Naples Orchestra & Chorus concert. Lely High School, 1 Lely High School Blvd, Naples. 7p. 676-0077. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Balti more Orioles: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 1p. 941-206-4487. •The Bronx Wanderers: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 800-597-1900. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Wine/Paint Session: Vino’s Picasso. Lovegrove Gallery & Garden, 4637 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 11a1:30p. Reserve. 288-6953.

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•Bach to Broadway?: Voices of Naples concert. St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 28290 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs. 3p. Free. 4552582. •Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Collier County Fair: Entertainment, rodeo, music, food, expo, kids activities, etc. 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. 1-10p. 455-1444. •Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts: Art & crafts fair. Exhibits & demos. Downtown Naples, 5th Ave S, Naples. 10a-5p. Free. 262-6517. •Ft Myers Film Festival Awards: Ceremony, party, dinner. Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 6:30p. Reserve. 278-4422. •Ft Myers Film Festival: Screenings. Davis Art Center, 2301 First St, Ft Myers. 810-6323. •Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Naples Concert Band: Concert. Cambier Park, Park St & 6th Ave S , Naples. 2p. Free. 263-9521. •Opera Gala: FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7851. •Smithsonian Jazz Master -

works Orchestra: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800597-1900. •Summon the Heroes: Naples Orchestra & Chorus concert. Lely High School, 1 Lely High School Blvd, Naples,. 2p. 676-0077. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 2p. 936-3239.

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•Academy of St. Martin of the Fields with Joshua Bell: Concert. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849. •Back Home Again - Tribute to John Denver: Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Lunch 11:30p, concert 1p & dinner 5:30p, concert 7p. 2784422. •Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Naples Jazz Orchestra: Concert. Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7p. 2133058.

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•ART Connects: The Business of Being an Artist. Kristine Meek - Everything You Wanted to Ask an Art Dealer. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 5:30-7:30p. 2626517. •Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Mendelssohn Marathon: SWFL Symphony concert. Village Church, Shell Point, 15101 Shell Point Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 418-1500. •Minnesota Twins vs Balti more Orioles: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •St. Lawrence String Quar tet: Sanibel Music Festival concert. Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 3447025.

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•Boston Red Sox vs Balti more Orioles: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Florida Everblades vs Evansville: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Great Music of the

O p e r a : SWFL Symphony ‘Mendelssohn Marathon’ concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Minnesota Twins vs Pitts burgh Pirates: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. 7p. 941-206-4487.

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•Boston Red Sox vs Min nesota Twins: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 7p. 888-REDSOX6. •Deb & The Dynamics: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Scott McCreery: Concert. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 4314849. Shriner Circus: Lee Civic •S Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N Ft Myers. Showtimes TBA. 543-8368. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239.

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•Art Reception & Book Sign ing: Alan Maltz. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples 6-8p. Free. 262-6525. •Florida Everblades vs Cincinnati: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Garden Side Chickee Chats: The History of Hurricanes in SWfL. Naples Historical Society, Palm Cottage, 137 12th Ave S, Naples. Reserve. 11a. 261-8164. •J.J. Grey & Mofro: Concert. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7p. 693-7111. •Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 800-33-TWINS. •Naples Flower Show & Market: Demos, displays, market. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9a-5p. 643-7275. •Richard Nader’s Doo Wop & Rock n’ Roll: Concert. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849. •The Artrageous Event!: Performing Arts Center Grand Opening. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs,

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10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239.

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•Boston Red Sox vs Min nesota Twins: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 1p. 888-REDSOX6. •Florida Everblades vs Cincinnati: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825. •Gulf Coast Symphony Musical Discovery Series: Kids meet musicians & play instruments. Lakes Library, 15290 Bass Rd, Ft Myers. 11a. Free. 5334004. •Naples Flower Show & Market: Demos, displays, market. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9a-5p. 643-7275. •Spring Art Affair: Alliance for the Arts exhibit & demos, live music. Bell Tower Shops, Daniels Pky & US 41, Ft, Myers. 11a-6p. Free. 939-2787. •SWFL Symphony: Masterworks concert with Xiayin Wang, piano. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 418-1500. •The Barber of Seville: Opera Naples with Naples Philharmonic. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •The Whale: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Underwater Wonders: Fundraiser gala. Exhibits, demos, live music, food, drinks, auctions. Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave, Ft Myers. 7p. Reserve. 321-7420.

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•ABBA Fab: Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Dinner 5:30p, concert 7p. 2784422. •Bach Ensemble: Concert. Italian Baroque Masterworks. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 7p. 732-1055. •Bluegrass Concert: Southwind Bluegrass, the John Stey Band, Banyan Bluegrass. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 2p. 939-2787. •Chamber Choir Concert:

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FGCU Bower School of Music. First Presbyterian Church, 250 6th St S, Naples. 7:30p. 590-7851. •Dick Hyman: Hoagy Carmichael’s Songs. Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 3p. 800-597-1900. •Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •The Great American Song book: Gulf Coast Symphony concert with Marc Kudisch, Melissa Errico & Mark Sanders. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700.

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•ABBA Fab: Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Lunch 11:30p, concert 1p & dinner 5:30p, concert 7p. 2784422. •Chamber Orchestra Kremlin: The Dawn Of The Twentieth Year. Concert. Classic Chamber Concerts. Sugden Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave S, Naples. 8p. 4348505. •Copenhagen: Staged reading. LaboratoryTheater of Florida: 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 7p. 2180481. •Naples Jazz Orchestra: Concert. Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7p. 2133058. •The Moody Blues: Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800597-1900.

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•Brandon Santini: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7p. 282-3232. •Million Dollar Quartet: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 4314849.

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•Art Alive: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at dozens of Art Alliance Naples galleries & studios. Naples Art District, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Pine Ridge Rd, west of of Airport Rd, Naples. 5-8p. Free. 8211061. •Florida Everblades vs South Carolina: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades

Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 9487825. •Ikebana Meeting: Japanese Flower Arranging Society. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 9a. 331-3312. •Million Dollar Quartet: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 4314849.

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•Dan Miller Jazz Quintet with Kenny Drew: Concert. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •Deb & The Dynamics: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Faculty Piano Trio: FGCU Bower School of Music Faculty Recital. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7851. •Goddess Night: The Fine Art of Being a Woman. Speakers -Lisa Gruenloh, Emily James, Caroline Cederquist, Rebecca ZungClough, Adria Starkey, Robin Hamilton. Fundraiser. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 5:30-9:30p. Reserve. 262-6517. •Million Dollar Quartet: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 4314849. •Naples Ballet & Tir Na Nog Academy of Irish Dance: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 7p. 775-2800. •ZAP!: Florida Rep Lunchbox children’s theatre. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers.11a. 3324488.

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•An Evening of Natural Wonders: John Brady exhibition reception fundraiser. Everglades Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 6-8p. Reserve. 992-2591. •Art in the Park: Art & crafts fair. Exhibits & demos. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 10a-4p. Free. 262-6517. •Art Poems: Artists & poets collaborate in art, poetry, music & dance performance. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6p. 333-1933. •Art Reception: Unit A, 1922 Evans Ave, Ft Myers. 6-9p. Free. 340-6467. •Art Reception & Open House: Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 26100


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•Blood Poetry: FGCU TheatreLab. Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7268. •Florida Everblades vs South Carolina: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 9487825. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Jupiter Hammerheads: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6p. 768-4210. •Gulf Coast Symphony Musical Discovery Series: Kids meet musicians & play instruments. Cape Coral Library, 921 SW 39th Ter, Cape Coral. 11a. Free. 5334550. •JP Soars & The Red Hots: Concert. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 9p-12a. 693-7111. •Julius Caesar: Marco Island Shakespeare Festival. Marco Town Center Mall, 1055 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 12p. 642-7270. •Mastersingers Goes To The M o v i e s : Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers spring concert. First Presbyterian Church, 9751 Bonita Beach Rd SE,

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•Bach Ensemble: Concert. Gems of Baroque. Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral. 4p. 732-1055. •BBQ, Bands & Brew: Live music by Alter Ego, Deb & The Dynamics, Rocker, Grayson Rogers Band. Food competitions, kids activities, etc. Fundraiser. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 11a-6p. Lawn chairs & blankets. 938-0056. •Blood Poetry: FGCU TheatreLab. Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 2p. 590-7268. •ETC… Readers Theatre: Naples Players. Toybe Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 7:30p. 263-7990. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Jupiter Hammerheads: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 4p. 768-4210. •Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Joey Mitchell & Swamp Candy: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 3p. 282-3232. •Lee County Community Band Concert: Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. Free. 945-2554. •Left Bank ArtFest: Outdoor art show. The Esplanade, 740 N. Barfield, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 3890280. •Mastersingers Goes To The Movies: Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers spring concert. Faith United Methodist Church, 15690 McGregor BlvdFt Myers. 4p. 288-2535. •Million Dollar Quartet: Broadway touring company. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 4314849. •Monday, Monday - a Trib ute to the Mamas & the Papas: Concert. Venice

Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-4881115. •Naples Players’ ETC…Readers’ Theatre: Staged readings, ‘Love Hurts’ theme. Tobeye Studio, Sugden Community Center, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 8p. 263-7990. •University & Chamber C h o i r C o n c e r t : FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7851.

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•Young-Ah Tak: Shell Point, The Woodlands, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 4542067. •Magic of Manilow: Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Lunch 11:30p, concert 1p & dinner 5:30p, concert 7p. 278-4422. •Monday, Monday - a Trib ute to the Mamas & the Papas: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 3 & 8p. 941-4881115. •Naples Jazz Orchestra: Concert. Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7p. 2133058. •Paul Anka: Concert. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849.

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•Ft Myers Miracle vs Charlotte Stone Crabs: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210. •Ten Tenors: Concert. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849.

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•Florida Everblades vs Reading: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Charlotte Stone Crabs: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

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•Art Reception: Cape Coral Art League, 516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 5-7p. Free. 772-2222. •Beethoven 9: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Deb & The Dynamics: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Charlotte Stone Crabs: Ham-

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•Art Reception: Art Council of SWFL Co-Op Gallery, Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero. 5-7p. Free. 2673049. •Art Reception: BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 5:30-7p. Free. 395-0900. •Beethoven 9: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Blood Poetry: FGCU TheatreLab. Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7268. •Brushes & Paints Outdoor Art Show: Art fair. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 3890280. •Clyde Butcher: Presentation & book signing. ‘Ding’ Darling Refuge, 1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel. 10a & 1p. Free, limited seating. 472-1100. •Creative Coast Weekend: Galleries & shops in Matlacha open late. exhibits, demos, classes, live music. Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 5-10p. Free. 283-0888. •Florida Everblades vs Reading: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Jazz Ensemble Concert: FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 590-7851. •Naples Concert Band: Concert. Cambier Park, Park St & 6th Ave S , Naples. 2p. Free. 263-9521. •The Odd Couple: CFABS Community Theater. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989.

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•Art After Dark: Receptions, exhibits, demos, music at several galleries & studios. Crayton Cove, Naples City Dock, 8th St S & 12th Ave S, Naples. 6-9p. Free. 821-1061. •Arts Worldwide & Empty B o w l s : Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 12-4p. 495-8989. •Beethoven 9: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900.

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•Blood Poetry: FGCU TheatreLab. Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7268. •Creative Coast Weekend: Galleries & shops in Matlacha open late. exhibits, demos, classes, live music. Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 5-10p. Free. 283-0888. •Florida Everblades vs Greenville: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825. •Gulf Coast Symphony Musical Discovery Series: Woodwinds: Kids meet musicians & play instruments. Alliance for the Arts Green Market, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 10:30a. Free. 533-4004. •The Odd Couple: CFABS Community Theater. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 2 & 7p. 495-8989.

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•Blood Poetry: FGCU TheatreLab. Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 2p. 590-7268. •Broadway Rocks: Gulf Coast Symphony concert with Rob Evan, Morgan James & LaKisha Jones. BB Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700. •Creative Coast Weekend: Galleries & shops in Matlacha. exhibits, demos, classes, live music. Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 5-10p. Free. 283-0888. •Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Mamajowali - Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe, Walter Strauss: Cambier Park bandshell, Park Ave S & 6th Ave S, Naples. 7p. Free. 213-3058. •Nu-Blu: Concert. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 2p. 939-2787. •The Baby Boomer Comedy Show: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115. •The Odd Couple: CFABS Community Theater. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •The Seven Last Words of Christ - Theodore Dubois: Naples Orchestra & Chorus concert. Lely High School, 1 Lely High School Blvd, Naples,. 7p. 676-0077. •Wind Orchestra Concert: FGCU Bower School of Music. Lamb of God Church, 19691 Cypress View Dr, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 590-7851.

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•Naples Jazz Orchestra: Concert. Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7p. 2133058. •The Baby Boomer Comedy Show: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115. •The Seven Last Words of Christ - Theodore Dubois: Naples Orchestra & Chorus concert. Lely High School, 1 Lely High School Blvd, Naples,. 2p. 676-0077.

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•Reggae Full Moon Party: Music, dancing, food. Matanzas on the Bay, 416 Crescent St, Ft Myers Beach. 483-3838. •The Naples Piano Trio - A Salute to Classics: Concert. Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •Wine/Paint Session: Vino’s Picasso. Dublin Ale House,1708 Cape Coral Parkway West, Cape Coral. Reserve. 288-6953.

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•All That Jazz: Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra with Conrad Herwig. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 800-597-1900. •Upcycle Art Fest: Art show of repurposed & reenvisioned materials, activities. ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. 9a-4p. 472-1100.

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•Broadsides: Poetry off the Shelf: Reading & exhibit. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 939-2787. •Chamber Winds/Percus sion Ensemble Concert: FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 5907851. •Deb & The Dynamics: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Ft Myers Miracle vs St. Lucie Mets: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210. •Newsboys: Concert. Also 7th Time Down, Rapture Ruckus. Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero 7p. 948-7825. • S a n d B a s h : Master Sand Sculpting Competition


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& Advanced Amateur National Championships. Exhibits, demos, lessons, kids activities. Wyndham Garden hotel, 6890 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 10a-5p. 634-4564. •Todd Reynold: Concert. The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 6:30p. 941359-5700. •American Virtuoso Chamber Concert: Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 7p, concert 8p. 333-1933. •Art Reception: Art Council of SWFL Co-op Gallery, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero. 5-7p. Free. 2673049. •Ft Myers Miracle vs St. Lucie Mets: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210. •Gulf Coast Symphony Summer Family Concert: Picture This! Art contest, musical discovery Zone. BB

Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 1p. 277-1700. •Music Walk: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 6-10p. Free. 855-732-3836. •Sand Bash: Master Sand Sculpting Competition & Advanced Amateur National Championships. Exhibits, demos, lessons, kids activities. Wyndham Garden hotel, 6890 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 10a-5p. 634-4564.

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•Conseervancy of SWFL 50th Anniversary Earth Day Birthday: Speakers, kids activities, walks, crafts, etc. Conservancy of SWFL, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, naples. 10a-4p. 262-0304. •American Virtuoso Cham -

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ber Concert: Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 7p, concert 8p. 333-1933. •Art Fair: Outdoor art & crafts exhibit & sale. Along 1st St, downtown Ft Myers. 11a-5p. Free. 337-5050. •Backyard Bluesfest: The Lauren Mitchell Band, Tommy Lee Cook & The Wild Bunch, more. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 2p-12a. 693-7111. •Earth Day at the Refuge: Walks, guided tours, kids activities, crafts, storytelling, speakers, demos. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1Wildlife Dr, Sanibel. 9a-5p. 239472-1100. •Ft Myers Miracle vs St. Lucie Mets: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6p. 768-4210. •Gulf Coast Writers Association Meeting: Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Rd, Ft Myers. 10a-12p. Free. 247-4515. •Sand Bash: Master Sand Sculpting Competition & Advanced Amateur National Championships. Exhibits, demos, lessons, kids activities. Wyndham Garden hotel, 6890 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 10a-5p. 634-4564. •Third Weekend Art: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at dozens of galleries & studios. Naples Art District, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Pine Ridge Rd, west of of Airport Rd, Naples. 11a-4p. Free. 821-1061.

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•Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Nielson & Young: Piano concert.Shell Point, Village Church, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 6:15p. 454-2147. •Sand Bash: Master Sand Sculpting Competition & Advanced Amateur National Championships. Exhibits, demos, lessons, kids activities. Wyndham Garden hotel, 6890 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 10a-5p. 634-4564. •Third Weekend Art: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at dozens of galleries & studios. Naples Art District, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Pine Ridge Rd, west of of Airport Rd, Naples. 11a-4p. Free. 821-1061.

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•Art Fair: Outdoor art & crafts exhibit & sale. Along

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•A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch: Naples Philharmonic Pops concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-597-1900.

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•Ft Myers Miracle vs Jupiter Hammerheads: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

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•A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch: Naples Philharmonic Pops concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-597-1900. •Art Reception: The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 5:30-7:30p. 262-6517. •Deb & The Dynamics: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Jupiter Hammerheads: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210. •Gallery Talk & Reception: FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 58p. Free. 590-7199. •Symphony Orchestra Con cert: FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 5907851.

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•A Tribute to Marvin Ham lisch: Naples Philharmonic Pops concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800597-1900. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Palm Beach Cardinals: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210. •Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 2823232. •Symphonic Band Concert: FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, Cohen Center Ballroom,10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 590-7851. •The Roys: Concert Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7p. 213-3058.

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•A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch: Naples Philharmonic Pops concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 2 & 8p. 800-5971900. •Ellie Lee & Blues Fury: Live music. Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7p. 282-3232. •Fort Rock Music Festival: Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies, Trivium, Skindred, The Pretty Reckless, Lacuna Coil, Kyng, Nothing More, Twelve Foot Ninja, more. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft Myers. 11a-11p. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Palm Beach Cardinals: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 6p. 768-4210. •Gulf Coast Symphony Musi cal Discovery Series: Kids meet musicians & play instruments.N Ft Myers Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Tr NE, N Ft Myers. 11a. Free. 533-4321. •Love’s Labour’s Lost: Naples Players’ KidzAct. Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 11a. 2637990. •Tamiami Trail Celebration: Programs, activities, antique cars, entertainment, etc. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W. Bwy, Everglades City. 9a-4p. Free. 695-0008.

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•An Evening of Stories & Songs: Author Charles Sobczak with members of Gulf Coast Symphony. Foulds Theater, Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 2771700. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Palm Beach Cardinals: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 4p. 768-4210. •Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service: Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler Rd, Ft Myers. 3p. 2882535. •Island Jazz: Outdoor concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900.

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•Ft Myers Miracle vs Bradenton Marauders: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210. •In the Shade of Old Trees:

Staged reading. LaboratoryTheater of Florida: 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 7p. 218-0481. •Wendy Webb & Friends: Concert. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Reception 7:15p, concert 8p. 3950900.

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•Ft Myers Miracle vs Bradenton Marauders: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

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•Boz Scaggs: Concert. BB Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 431-4849. •Ft Myers Miracle vs Bradenton Marauders: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 768-4210.

ongoing theater •A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody: Thru May 4. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 772-5862. •Always a Bridesmaid: Apr 25 - May 10. Island Theater Company. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 394-0080. •All My Sons: Mar 28 - Apr 19. Gulfshore Playhouse. Norris Center, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 866-811-4111. •Always a Bridesmaid: Apr 25 - May 10. Island Theater Company. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 394-0080. •Apartment 3A: Thru Mar 2: Marco Players. Marco Town Center Mall, 1055 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 6427270. •Art: Mar 19 - Apr 6. Marco Players. Marco Town Center Mall, 1055 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 642-7270. •Because Beauty Must Be Broken Daily: Thru Mar 2. Ghostbird Theatre Company. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 3331933. •Blood Poetry: Apr 4-6 & 1113. FGCU TheatreLab. Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 590-7268. •Bob Becker’s Defending the Caveman: Mar 21 & 22. Royal Palm Players. 333 Park Ave, Boca Grande. 941-964-2670. •Caloosa Get Your Gun: Fri & Sat thru Apr 26. Semi-


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nole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487. •Chess: Mar 6-16. TheatreZone. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 888-966-3352. •Clybourne Park: Mar 18 Apr 9. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 3324488. •Defamation: Thru Mar 2. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 395-0900. •Distracted: Mar 26 - Apr 19. Naples Players. Toybe Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 2637990. •Dixie Swim Club: Mar 20 May 11. Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •Evita: Apr 1-6. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 800-5971900. •Five Guys Named Moe: Apr 1-29. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 941488-4033. •Frankenstein - a New Musical: Mar 7-9. Island Theater Company. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 394-0080. •Glengarry Glen Ross: Apr 18 - May 3. LaboratoryTheater of Florida. 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 218-0481. •Good People: Thru Mar 1. Naples Players. Toybe Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 2637990. •Heart Song: Apr 22 - May 11. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488. •I Remember Mama: Mar 716. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 772-5862. •I Spy a Murder: Wed, Thu & Sun thru Jun 1. Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487. •Jersey Boys: Mar 11-16. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 800597-1900. •Les Miserables: Thru Apr 12. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •Mid-Life The Crisis Musi cal: May 29 - Jun 21. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •Moon Over Buffalo: Apr 2 May 17. Naples Players. Blackburn Hall. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 263-7990. •Nana’s Naughty Knickers: Thru Mar 15. Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colo-

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lies. Apr 1-29: Five Guys Named Moe. Apr 10-27: Parallel Lives. Apr 29 - May 11: The Elephant Man. AACT WorldFest 2014. 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 941488-1115.

THEATERS •Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre: Thru Apr 12: Les Miserables; Apr 17 May 24: The Music Man. 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •Cultural Park Theater: Mar 7-16: I Remember Mama; Mar 28 - Apr 13: Smokey Joe’s Cafe; Apr 25 - May 4; A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody. 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 7725862. •FGCU TheatreLab.: Apr 4-6 & 11-13: Blood Poetry. The Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 5907268. •Florida Repertory Theatre: Thru Mar 5 : The Hound of the Baskervilles; Thru Mar 16: Rodger & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing; Mar 18 - Apr 9 : Clybourne Park; Apr 22 May 11 : Heart Song. Lunchbox children’s theatre: Mar 1 & 6: A Mark Twain Storybook. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488. •Herb Strauss Theater: Thru Mar 2: Defamation. Mar 7 Apr 5: Romance/Romance. Apr 11 - May 3: The Big Bang. 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 395-0900. •Naples Players: Thru Mar 1: Good People; Mar 5 – Apr 5: The Drowsy Chaperone; Mar 26 – Apr 19: Distracted; Apr 23 – May 17: Moon Over Buffalo. ETC… Readers’ Theatre: Apr 6: Love Hurts. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 263-7990. •Off Broadway Palm The ater: Thru Mar 15: Nana’s Naughty Knickers; Mar 20 May 11: Dixie Swim Club. 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •The Laboratory Theater of Florida: Thru Mar 8: The Altruists; Mar 21 - Apr 5: The Graduate; Apr 18 - May 3: Glengarry Glen Ross. Play readings Mar 31, Apr 28. 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 218-0481. •Theatre Conspiracy: Mar 14-29: The Whale. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 936-3239. •TheatreZone: Mar 6-9 & 1316: Chess. G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 888-966-3352. •Venice Theatre: Thru Mar 2: Radio Gals; thru Mar 16: Oklahoma!. Mar 13-30: Underneath the Lintel. Mar 19-23: The Silver Foxes Fol-

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exhibitions •Alliance for the Arts: 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Thru Mar 1: Gale Bennett 75. Mar 7-27: Burnett, Fifthian & Ocasio. Apr 225. 939-2787. •Art Council of Southwest Florida Co-Op Gallery : Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero. Tue-Thu & Sat 10a-6p, Fri 11a-7p, Sun 12-5p. Free. 267-3049. •Art Gallery Old Naples 2: Crayton Cove, 1187 8th St S, Naples. 560-9569. •Art League of Fort Myers: 1451 Monroe St, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri, 11a-3p. 275-3970. •Arts For ACT Gallery: 2265 First St, Ft Myers. Mar: Darryl Pottorf, Andrew Corke, Kathleen Walsh, Martha Dodd; Apr: George Mitchell. Mon-Sat 11a4:30p, 1st & 3rd Fri 11a-10p. Call for Sat hrs. Free. 3375050. •Bert’s Pine Bay Gallery: 4332 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. Sun & Mon, 10a5p/Tue-Sat, 10a-7p. Free. 283-1335. •BIG ARTS: Barrier Island Group for the Arts, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. Thru Jan 15: Art Council of SWFL & Sanibel-Captiva Art League, Big & Small Buy It Off the Wall. Jan 20 - Feb 26: Based on Books, Gordon Coughlin Retrospective. Mon-Sat 1-4p. 395-0900. •BIG ARTS on Periwinkle Gallery : 2244 Periwinkle Rd, Mar 3-31: Latin Beat, Trick of the Light - Black & White Photography. Apr 329: It’s Illuminating, Eliza Brewster - Quilts & Prints. Sanibel. Mon-Fri, 9a-4p. 472-9700. •Bob Rauschenberg Gallery: Edison State College, 8099 College Pkwy SW, Ft Myers. Thru Mar 29: Yoko Ono ‘Imagine Peace.’ Apr 1024: Student exhibition. Mon-Fri 10a-4p & Sat 11a-3p. Free. 489-9313. •Cape Coral Art League: 516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. Thru Mar 3: Arts of March, Portraits. Apr 10 May 7: Anything Goes. Mon-Fri 1-4p. 772-5657. •Cape Coral Arts Studio: 4533 Coronado Pkwy in Rubicond Park, Cape Coral. Mar: Art Focus student show; Apr: Ring of Fire. Mon-Thu 9a-9p, Fri & Sat

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9a-4p. 574-0802. •Cape Coral Library: 921 39th Terrace & SW 9th Ct, Cape Coral. Mar 3-31: Portrait & Figure Painting Society of SWFL. 9a-5p. Free. 481-2081. •Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs: 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Mar 1-25: Silly Faces; Mar 1-28: Portrait, People, Presence; Apr 5-25: Miniatures, Get Squared. Mon-Fri 10a-4p & Sat 1-5p. 495-8989. •Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery: 52388 Tamiami Tr, Ochopee. Daily 10a-5p. 695-2428. •Clyde Butcher’s Venice Gallery & Studio : 237 Warfield Ave, Venice. TueFri 10a-4p. 486-0811. •Collier County Museum: 3301 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. Thru Jun 30: Guy Labree The Barefoot Artist, Seminole Artists Brian & Pedro Zepeda - Rooted in Tradition. Educational programs, Wed, 2pm. Mon-Fri, 9a-5p. & Sat 9a-4p. 774-8476. •Davis Arts Center: 2301 First St, Ft Myers. Mar 728: Marvin Gralnick. Apr 425: Art Poems. Mon-Fri 10a-5p. 337-1933. •Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries: 10501 FGCU Blvd S., Ft Myers. Thru Mar 13: Interpreters; Mar 27 - Apr 10: Student Art Exhibition; Apr 24 May 9: Spring Senior Project exhibition. Mon-Fri, 104p & Thu 4-8p. ArtLab: Mon-Fri 10a-4p. 590-7199. •Fort Myers Beach Art Association: Donora &

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: R. Luke Dubois - Now; Feb 5 - Jun 3: Conserved (Circus Museum); Mar 21 - Jul 13: In the Streets - Photographing Urban Spaces. Ongoing: New Acquisitions, 20th Century Abstract Art, Asian & Cypriot Art. The Gardens of Ringling Guided Tour: Thu 10:30a. Daily 10a-5p, Thu 10a-8p. 941359-5700. •Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center: 300 Tower Rd, Naples. Thru Mar 27: Photo Exhibit. Daily programs: 11a & 2p. Guided kayak trips Tue & Th 10a & 1p. Mon-Fri 9a-4p Jul-Sep. 530-5940. •Rosen Gallery & Studios: North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd, N Naples. Daily tours of artist’s studios Reserve. Mon-Sat, 12-6p. 821-1061. •Sanibel-Captiva Art League: Feb 4 - Mar 3: Members Show at Sanibel Library. Mar 4 - Apr 7: Members Show at Sanibel Library. •Selby Gallery: Ringling College of Art + Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. 941-359-7563. •Sheldon Fine Art: 460 Fifth Ave S, Naples. Jan 1-31: Anne Packard. 10a-10p. 649-6255. •SWFL Communiity Foun dation: Apr-May: Art Quilters Unlimted and Alliance for the Arts. 8771 College Pkwy, bldg 2, #201, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri 8a-5p. 2745900. •SWFL Museum of History: 2031 Jackson St, Ft Myers. Thru Apr 26: The Beatles Backstage & Behind the Scenes. Tue-Sat 10a-5p. 321-7430. •Space 39 Gallery: 39 Patio de Leon, Ft Myers. MonWed 4p-12a & Thu-Sun 4p2a. 690-0004. •Sweet Art Gallery: 2054 Trade Center Way, Naples. Mar: Nancy Seibert. MonFri 10a-5p & Sat 10a-1p. Free. 597-2110. •The Artists’ Gallery: The Esplanade, 760 Collier Blvd, Marco Island. Winter: Mon-Wed 10a-5p, Thu & Fri 10a-8p, Sat 10a-4p, Sun 10a-2p. 784-4436. •The Baker Museum: ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. Thru Jul 6: Sculpture Artist in Residence – Lothar Nickel; thru May 18: Rediscovering Egypt; thru Apr 27: Florida Contemporary; Mar 8 - Jul 6: Museum to Scale; Apr 19 - Jul 6: The Coast & The Sea - Marine and Maritime Art in America. Tue-Sat 10a-4p & Sun 12-4p. 5971900. •The Lady from Haiti: 110 tenth St N, Naples. Jan &

Feb: Wearable Art – Unisex Tattoo Sleeves, Unpainted Steel Drum Sculptures by Peterson Joseph. Mon-Sat 10:30a-5p. 649-8607. •The von Liebig Art Center: 585 Park St, Naples. Thru Mar 1: Diamonds - The Naples Art Association’s Collection; thru Mar 1: Spring Show 2014 - Art Council of SWFL Spring Show, Members Small Works show - Small Dimensions - Powerful Impact!; Mar 15 - Apr 17: Clyde & Niki Butcher - Celebrating 50 Years Together; Mar 15 - Apr 17: NAA Adult Student Exhibition - A Touch of Red; Apr 25 - May 23: Student Scholarship Competition exhibit. Mon-Sat 10a-4p. 262-6517. •Timeless: 2218 First St, Ft Myers. Daily 11a-6p or later. 332-8463. •Tower Gallery: 751 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel. Daily 10a9p. 472-4557. •Trudy Labell Fine Art: Bingham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail N, #102, Naples. Jan 2-31: Less, Feb 1-28: Night Music. Mon-Fri 11a-4p & Sat 11a-2p. 4347778. •Union Artists Studios : Alliance of the Arts campus, 10051 McGregor Blvd, #202, Edwards Bldg, Ft Myers. 826-3861. •Unit A: Marcus Jansen, 1922 Evans Ave, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri 10a-3p. Art by Marcus Jansen. Mar: In 30 Seconds. Receptions first Fri of month 6-10p. 8497772. •Vallez Studio : Crayton Cove, 784 12th Ave S, Naples. 262-0381. •Visual Arts Center: 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda . Mon-Fri, 9a-4p & Sat 10a2p. 951-639-8810. •Watson MacRae Gallery : 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Mar: Hollis Jeffcoat New Work from the Red Studio, Bound & Beautiful, Apr: Summer Salon. MonSat 10:30a-5p. 472-3386.

attractions •Babcock Wilderness Adventures: 8000 State Rd 31, Punta Gorda. Tue-Sat. Reserve for tours. 800500-5583. •Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum: 3075 SanibelCaptiva Rd, Sanibel. Raymond Burr Memorial Exhibit, Deep-Sea Mollusks, Henry Domke Nature Photographer. World Record-Sized Shells. Open Daily 10a-5p. 3952233. •Burroughs Home & Gar dens: 2505 First St, Ft

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Myers. Living history tours daily 11a & 1p, 5-9p. 3370706. •Butterfly Estates : 1815 Fowler St, Ft Myers. Tours Tue-Th 11a. Tue-Sat, 9a-3p. 690-2359. •Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: 3450 Ortiz Ave, Ft Myers. Live animal shows daily, Planetarium shows, Wed-Sat, 9a-5p & Sun, 11a-5p. 275-3435. •Cape Coral Historical Museum: 544 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. Wed, Thu & Sun 1-4p. 772-7037. •Children’s Museum of Naples: North Collier Park, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. Special hours for children on autistic spectrum: Breaking the Barriers, Second Sat of month 8 - 9a & Sensory Night, 4th Tue of month 5-8p. Register. 514-0084. •Collier County Museum: 3301 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. Thru Jun 30: Guy Labree The Barefoot Artist, Seminole Artists Brian & Pedro Zepeda - Rooted in Tradition; Jul-Nov: Theodor de Bry’s Engravings of the Timucua. Educational programs, Wed, 2pm. Mon-Fri, 9a-5p. & Sat 9a-4p. 7748476. •Conservancy of SWFL : 1495 Smith Preserve Way off Goodlette Frank Rd. 9:30a-4:30p. 430-2466. •Corkscrew Swamp Sanctu ary: 375 Sanctuary Rd W, Naples. Blair Audubon Center, Boardwalk Exploration & Exhibits. Daily 7a-5:30p. 348-9151. •CREW: Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, 23998 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. Guided walks 11:45a 1st & 3rd Tue & 1st Sat. Marsh Hiking Trails - 4600 Corkscrew Rd, Immokalee; Cypress Dome Trails 3980 Corkscrew Rd, Immokalee; Bird Rookery Swamp Trails - 1295 Shady Hollow Rd, Naples. Trails open sunrise-sunset. 6572253. •CROW: Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. Healing Winds Visitor Education Center. Wonders of Wildlife: Nature presentations Mon-Fri 11a. TueSun 10a-4p. 472-3644. •’Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge: One Wildlife Dr, Sanibel. Wildlife Drive. 472-1100. •Edison & Ford Winter Estates Museum: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Daily 9a-5:30p. 334-7419. •Everglades Wonder Gar dens: Botanical gardens, animals, art gallery. 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Daily 9a-5p. 992-2591.

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•Holocaust Museum & Edu cation Center of SWFL : Sandalwood Square, 4760 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Mar 2-23: New Works by Myra Roberts. Apr 1 - Jun 1: Artists of Deception - The Ghost Army of WWII. MayDec: Tue-Sun, 1-4p. Guided Tours: 1:30p. 263-9200. •Imaginarium Science Center: 2000 Cranford St, Ft Myers. Family Friday Nites: every Friday open til 8p. Mon-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 12-5p. 321-7420. •Immokalee Pioneer Museum: 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee. Thru Apr 30: Pahokee Prepares for War. Mon-Fri 9a-5p. 658-2466. •Marco Island Historical Museum: 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. Thru Mar 29: Enchantments - The Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock in SWFL, 1904-1913; Apr 2-Jun 28: An Artist’s Journey - The Details Within, by Inez Hudson. Tue-Sat 9a-4p. 642-1440. •Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium : 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Eco-boat tours daily. Immersion Cinema. Daily, 10a-5p. 941-388-4441. •Museum of the Everglades: 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. Mar 3-29: North 2 South - Everglades Watershed by Mollie Doctrow. Tue-Fri 9a-5p & Sat 9a-4p. 695-0008. •Museum of the Islands: 5728 Sesame, Pine Island Center. 283-1525. •Naples Botanical Garden: 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. Jan 2-5: Nature Connects LEGO Sculptures in the Garden. Free Master Gardener’s Plant Clinic Thu 9a-12p & 1-4p. Tai Chi in the Garden: Thu 10a. WONDER Program in Smith Children’s Garden: Sat 10:30a. Yoga in the Garden: Sun 10a. Daily 9a-5p, Tue 8a-5p. 643-7275. •Naples Depot Museum: 1051 Fifth Ave S, Naples. Thru Mar 22: 40 Years in Naples - An Artist’s Celebration of Four Decades of Painting Collier County; Mar 28 - ??: Journey Through Paradise by Alan Maltz; Apr 1 – May 30: The Art of Richard & Liz Elfin - Colorful Collages & Watercolors of Flowers & Local Scenes. Mon-Fri 9a5p & Sat 9a-4p. 262-6525. •Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens: 1590 GoodletteFrank Rd, Naples. Daily 9a5p. 262-5409. •Palm Cottage Museum & Norris Gardens: Naples Historical Society, 137 12th Ave. S, Naples. Walking tours of Naples Historic District – Wed 10a; Guided

Garden Tours – Thu 10a; Reserve tours. Tue-Sat 14p. 261-8164. •Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. Thru Mar 9: Unfamiliar Realities, Optical Impulses; thru Apr 6: Picturing Japan; thru Jun 29: thru Jun 3: Conserved (Circus Museum); Mar 21 Jul 13: In the Streets - Photographing Urban Spaces. Ongoing: New Acquisitions, 20th Century Abstract Art, Asian & Cypriot Art. The Gardens of Ringling Guided Tour: Thu 10:30a. Daily 10a-5p, Thu 10a-8p. 941359-5700. •Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center: 300 Tower Rd, Naples. Thru Mar 27: Photo Exhibit.. Daily programs: 11a & 2p. Guided kayak trips Tue & Th 10a & 1p. Mon-Fri 9a-4p. 417-6310. •Sanibel Historical Museum & Village: 950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. Wed-Sat, 10a-4p. 472-4648. •Seminole Gulf Railway: Colonial Station, Colonial Blvd & Metro Pkwy. Murder Mystery Dinner Train: WedSun Eves. 275-8487. •Shell Factory & Nature Park: 2787 N Tamiami Trail, N Ft Myers. Daily 10a-5p. 995-2141. •Southwest Florida Museum of History: 2031 Jackson St, Ft Myers . Thru Apr 26: The Beatles - Backstage & Behind the Scenes. Guided Downtown walking tours. Tue-Sat 10a-5p. 321-7430. •The Baker Museum: ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. Thru Jul 6: Sculpture Artist in Residence – Lothar Nickel; thru May 18: Rediscovering Egypt; thru Apr 27: Florida Contemporary; Mar 8 - Jul 6: Museum to Scale; Apr 19 - Jul 6: The Coast & The Sea - Marine and Maritime Art in America. Tue-Sat 10a-4p & Sun 12-4p. 5971900.

parks •Bonita Beach Park: 27954 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs. 533-7444. •Bowditch Point Regional Park: 50 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Guide walks: Tue & Sat 9:30a. 463-3764. •Bunche Beach: 18201 John Morris Rd, Ft Myers. Guided walks: 1st & 3rd Tue 5p. 707-6794. •Caloosahatchee Regional Park : 18500 North River Rd, Alva. Guided walk: 1st Sat 9a. 693-2690. •Collier-Seminole State Park: US 41 (Tamiami


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BERT’S BAR & GRILL: 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha.282-3232. Open Daily 11a-11p. Waterfront location with outside casual affordable dining on the Dock. Million Dollar View of Matlacha Pass and open water. Seafood, Burgers, Baskets & More. Wed & Fri 4-9pm All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry $9.99. Live music nightly. www.bertsbar.com BLUE WINDOWS FRENCH BISTRO: 15250 South Tamiami Tr, # 107, Ft Myers. 849-0622. Mon-Sat open at 5p for diinner. Authentic French Bistro in Fort Myers. Fine dining and intimate atmosphere with the flavors of France along with genuine Southern charm. Experience ‘Paris without the jetlag.’ Reservations accepted. www.bluewindowsbistro.com BROADWAY PALM: 1380 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers. 278-4422. Wed-Sun 5:30p dinner & 7p show, with selected children’s matinees 11:45a lunch & 1:15p show. Broadway Palm, Southwest Florida's premier Dinner Theatre, is a great destination for those looking for quality entertainment and a delicious buffet at a great price. www.broadwaypalm.com GARDNER'S PARK TEA HOUSE: Shops at The Butterfly Estates, 1815-3 Fowler St, Ft Myers. 6902359. Sun-Thu 10a-5p, Fri & Sat 10a-7p. Gardner's Park Tea House celebrates the historic achievements of Southwest Florida's earliest residents. Enjoy robust organic teas, handmade soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, fudge and ‘Fogurt.’ www.gardnersparkteahouse.com IL POMODORO: 9681 Gladiolus Dr, Ft Myers. 985-0080. Lunch 11a-2p Mon-Fri, Dinner Mon-Sat 4:30-9p. Cucina Italiana. Locally owned & operated. Great food and service in hip, casual, familyfriendly room. A taste of Italy. News-Press: 3 1/2 stars. www.ilpomodororestaurant.com RIVERWALK: at Tin City, 1200 5th Ave S, Naples. 263-2734. Open seven days for lunch & dinner, Sunday brunch. For outdoor waterfront dining that’s a little history and a lot of fun, since 1979. Freshest seafood, salads, steaks & sandwiches, Gulf

•The Joint at Cape Harbour: 5785 Cape Harbour Dr, Cape Coral. Live music Tue, Fri, Sun. 542-0123. •The Veranda: 2122 Second St, Ft Myers. Rick Russell: Thu-Sat 6:30-9:30p in piano lounge. 332-2065. •Twisted Conch: 837 SE 47th Ter, Cape Coral. Live Music. 542-6622. •World of Beer: Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S Cleveland Ave, Ft Myers. Live music Thu-Sat. 437-2411. •Yabo: 16230 Summerlin Rd, Ft Myers. Live music. 2259226.

FARMERS MARKETS MONDAY •Fenway South Farmers’ Market: JetBlue Park, 11581 Daniels Pkwy, Ft Myers. 36p. 218-1055.

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TUESDAY •Surfside Sunset Market: Shops at Surfside, 2408 Surfside Blvd, Cape Coral. 4-8p. 549-6900. WEDNESDAY •Bonita Springs Riverside Farmers Market: Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7a-1p. 3896901 •Marco Island Farmers M a r k e t : Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave & Elkcam Cir, Marco Island. 7:30a-1:30p. 3895196. THURSDAY •Coconut Point Greenmar ket: Coconut Point, Estero. 9a-2p. 249-9480. •Gulf Coast Town Center Farmers Market: 9903 Gulf Coast Main St, San Carlos Park. 10a-2p. 273-2350. •River District Farmers Market: Centennial Park, 2000 W First St, Ft Myers. 7a-1p. 321-7100.

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Coast style. Sunday Brunch and Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. www.riverwalktincity.com THE DOCK: At Crayton Cove, 12 Ave S, Naples. 263-9940. Open seven days for lunch & dinner, Sunday brunch. Bay views, great food and a laid back attitude. ‘The real taste of Naples’ since 1976. Freshest seafood, salads, steaks & sandwiches with tropical flair. Sunday Brunch and Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. www.dockcraytoncove.com THE HUT at the Peace Tropical Gardens: 5051 Buckingham Rd. 225-0907. Tue-Sun11:30 – close. The historic Hut has been completely restored from top to bottom. The magnificent gardens date back to Thomas Edison's times in the 1920's. Chef Jeff Rizzo brings his culinary artistry to the place in Southwest Florida for your special event or a night out. The new Hut is breathtaking and a must stop for all that come to Southwest Florida. www.hutrestaurant.com THE VERANDA: 2122 Second St & Broadway, Fort Myers. 332-2065. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11a-2p; MidDay Menu: Mon-Fri 2-4p; Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:3010p. In historic downtown Fort Myers, the Veranda takes you to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. Romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, Southern Regional Cuisine, extensive wine list and first class service provide a unique dining experience. Celebrating their 32nd year as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. www.verandarestaurant.com VINO'S PICASSO: 15250 S. Tamiami T, # 109. Ft Myers. 288-6953. Tue-Fri 2:30-930p & Sat 129:30p. Unique paint studio offers delicious, affordable wines for every ‘palette.’ Bring your own hor’s d’oeuvres. www.vinospicasso.com Z CRÊPES CAFÉ: Shops at The Butterfly Estates, 1815-1 Fowler St, Ft Myers. 690-2359. Sun-Thur 10a-5p, Fri & Sat 10a-7p. ZCrêpes Café offers a modern take to traditional French favorites. A simple menu richly infused with the freshest of flavors. www.zcrepes.com

FRIDAY •Bonita Springs Fresh Food Market: Imperial Pkwy & Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30a-1p. 6919249. •Lakes Park Farmers Mar ket: 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Ft Myers. 9a-1p. 691-9249. •Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market: 1st St & 2nd St, under Sky Bridge, Ft Myers Beach. 7:30-11:30a. 7650202. •Shoppes at Vanderbilt Farmers Market: Collection at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples. 124p. 273-2350. SATURDAY •Alliance for the Arts’ GreenMarket: 10091 McGregor Blvd., Ft Myers. 9a-1p. 939-2787. •Bonita Springs Farmers Market: The Promenade Shoppes, US 41 & Bonita Bay Blvd, Bonita Springs. 7a-12p. 495-8464.

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•Cape Coral Farmers Mar ket: SE 47th Ter & S. 10th Pl, Cape Coral. 8a-1p. 5496900. •Naples Green Market: IberiaBank Centre, 1465 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples. 8a1p. 594-9358. •Shoppes at Vanderbilt Farmers Market: Collection at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples. 8a2p. 273-2350. •Third Street Farmer’s Mar ket: Third St S & Gordon Dr, Naples. 7:30-11:30a. SUNDAY • G r e en Ma r ke t at Miromar Outlets: 10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 10a-2p. 9483766. •Naples Depot Museum Farmers Market: 10th Ave S & Tamiami Tr Naples. 10a-2p. 293-9703. •Sanibel Island Farmers Market: Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. 8a-1p. 691-9249.


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March-April 2014  

Celebrating the arts and living in Southwest Florida

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