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ON THE GULF – NEWS & PREVIEWS 4 Singin’ the Blues at Bert’s

Deb & The Dynamics 16 Harry Holidays

Harry Connick Jr. 20 Bit o’ Bern

Dan Bern 24 THEATER

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Theatre Conspiracy 27 GUIDE Music & Theater Season 31 WHAT GOES ON – CALENDAR 38 WINE & DINE – Dining Guide 46

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice at The Ringling T he Ringling’s 2013-2014 Art of Our Time season continues

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with: ‘Finding Our Way in the 21st Century,’ is a three-month long, interdisciplinary presentation of exhibitions, performances, related lectures and conversations with artists and curators, and a two-day symposium with national leaders in the field of art and performance. The next NowHere event is the Greet the Light Winter Solstice Celebration. On December 21, in honor of the second anniversary of the opening of James Turrell’s‘Skyspace, Joseph Coat,’ guests mark the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and herald the return of the sun, a fitting tribute to Turrell and his works with light and space. The gathering in the Museum of Art Courtyard begins at 7pm, with live music, food and drinks until 11pm. The Ringling’s ‘NowHere’ events continue with the opening of ‘R. Luke DuBois – Now,’ an exhibition that continues at the Searing Wing of the Museum of Art through May 4. DuBois, a ‘new media’ artist – composer, computer programmer, filmmaker, installation artist – combines visual and performance art is concerned with the mining and metamorphosing of data into art and investigations of temporality. NowHere’ events also feature performances in The Ringling’s historic Asolo Theater. Cabaret artist Meklit Hadero performs ‘Places in the Sky,’ January 2325, followed by Lostwax

Multimedia Dance Theatre’s ‘Particular,’ February 6-8 and Ethel & Robert Mirabal’s ‘Music of the Sun’ with choral ensemble, March 6-8. There will also be ‘Conversations on Process’ with Curators Matthew McLendon & Dwight Currie on January 16, Hermitage Retreat artist Bill Morrison on February 13 and Hermitage Retreat artists Fay Ku on March 13. ‘Collecting Recollections of Sarasota on the Edge’ will be discussed February 11 & 15 and March 15. ‘Genre Creates Ghetto: Explorations of the Contemporary,’ two additional days of conversations with artists and curators are scheduled for March 21 & 22. In addition, ‘NowHere’ will feature three evening performances in the galleries. Vocalist and sculptor, Lesley Flanigan & R. Luke DuBois perform ‘Bioluminescence,’ an improvisation in which Flanigan’s voice is processed and remixed by DuBois as audio and visuals, on February 27. Composer and multiinstrumentalist, Bora Yoon joins Dubois on March 20 to perform ‘Phonation,’ combining Yoon’s sound-making devices with simultaneous camera-based projections by DuBois. Violinist Todd Reynolds performs ‘Moments of Inertia,’ R. Luke DuBois’ composition for amplified violin and video, as well as other works from Reynolds and Dubois’ more than decade of collaborating. ‘NowHere’ closes with Inuksuit: In the Capacity of the Human, John Luther Adams’ sonic

‘NowHere’ explores the ‘new media’ works of R. Luke DuBois at The Ringling in Sarasota.

encounter at sunset on March 22. The celebration is at 6:30pm in the Museum Courtyard. The Ringling, including the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Asolo Theatre, is located at 5401 Bay Shore Rd. in Sarasota. For information, call 941-359-5700.

Naples Film Festival’s Fifth Year Artis–Naples hosts the Opening Night Film & Party of the fifth annual Naples International Film Festival on November 7, with a screening of Hank and Asha, a


session after the film. A Closing Night Wrap Party closes the festival. Other films being screened at the festival are: August: Osage County (starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor,Sam Shepherd), Cold Turkey (starring Peter Bogdanovich, Cheryl Hines), Charlie Countryman (starring Shia LeBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, John Hurt), Mandela: Long Walk Home, and Good Ol' Freda (documentary about The Beatles’ secretary). Artis–Naples is located at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples. Silverspot Cinema at Mercato is located at 9118 Strada Place in Naples. For Information about the Naples Film Festival, call 775-3456.

Chistopher Lee stars in ‘The Girl From Nagasaki, featured at the Naples International Film Festival’s Closing Night at the Mercato in Naples on November 10. modern love story about an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker who begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Filmmakers will be in attendance for a discussion following the film. After the film and conversation, VIP ticket will enjoy an after-party at Artis–Naples, featuring live music by Clint Wiley's None Other Band. Reservations are required for the opening night screening and after-party. The festival features independent films, documentaries and short films from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Iran, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and a short from a student at North Fort Myers High School Center for the Arts & Media and another shot in Naples. Films in competition will be screened November 8-10 at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato in Naples. The festival ends on November 10 with the North American Premiere of The Girl From Nagasaki, the directorial debut from world-renowned photographer, Michel Comte, at

Black Maria Film Festival Feature’s Edison’s ‘Frankenstein’ T he Black Maria Film Festival returns for a seventh season at

the Silverspot Theater at the Mercato. The Girl From Nagasaki is a multimedia, contemporary retelling of Puccini’s classic opera Madame Butterfly, shot in 3-D live action, including musical performances, contemporary ballet, and original animated sequences. Director Michel Comte & producer and star, Ayako Yoshida, will hold a Q & A

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the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, November 1 and November 2 at Edison State College. The Film Festival, named after the world’s first

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motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison, where he made his own short experimental film, is an international, awardwinning festival that has toured the nation for 32 years showcasing a variety of awardwinning independent and experimental film and video. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films. “Many people are unaware of Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s contributions to the motion picture industry,” says Chris Pendleton, President & CEO at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Initially inspired by devices like the zoopraxiscope, designed by Eadweard Muybridge in 1879, Edison set out to create a device which would do “for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.” Edison began working on what he called the Kinetoscope in 1888, and public demonstrations soon followed. In 1893, Edison opened the Black Maria, the world’s first motion picture studio, where he created

The Black Maria Film Festival starts with a screening of Thomas Edison’s 1910 film, ‘Frankenstein,’ November 1 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.


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hundreds of short films. Edison continued to innovate for several decades introducing early sound movies and released the groundbreaking film, The Great Train Robbery, in 1903. This year the Festival will kick off with the showing of Edison’s 1910 Frankenstein, the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, followed by a discussion with Dr. Wendy Chase, Professor of Humanities at Edison State College. Films will be screened November 1 outdoors on the river lawn of the Ford Estate and indoors November 2 in Edison State College’s Rush Library auditorium. Both screenings begin at 7pm. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates are located at 2350 McGregor Blvd. downtown Fort Myers. The Edison State College campus is located at 8099 College Pkwy. in Fort Myers. For information, call 334-7419.

Garden Nights and Holiday Lights Naples Botanical Garden usually closes at 5pm, but on December 18-23 & 26-30 and

The Naples Botanical Gardens reopens at 6pm, December 18-23 & 26-30 and January 25 for ‘Night Lights,’ featuring lighted decorations, performances and activities.

January 2-5, will reopen at 6pm for ‘Night Lights,’ featuring the gardens decorated in holiday lights, live music performances and activities for the entire family until 8:30pm. Opening night, November 18, will feature music by the acoustic duo Patchouli and harpist Laura Roth. Naples Botanical Garden is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive in Naples. The Garden is open daily 9am-5pm. For information, call 643-7275.

ArtCalusa Showcases Work of Historical Artists L ee Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the City of Fort Myers and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, present ‘ArtCalusa: Reflections on Representation,’ a group exhibition featuring nine of Florida’s leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works based on scholarly research and experimental approaches in archaeology and history. ArtCalusa interprets the life and experiences of Florida’s indigenous peoples, particularly the Calusa Indians, through their contact with early European explorers. The

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exhibition also details through artwork and text the dramatic changes in Florida’s environment since people first moved to Florida over 12,000 years ago. The exhibit is in the City Pier Building in downtown Fort Myers’ historic River District weekdays, November 4 – December 11. Exhibiting artists include Lucas Century, Merald Clark, Charles Dauray, Christopher Kreider, David Meo, Theodore Morris, Dean Quigley, Hermann Trappman, and Jackson Walker. The exhibition is cocurated by Theresa Schober and Barbara Hill. In addition to original artwork from private collections and the artists studios, Florida House on Capitol Hill in Washington has loaned the painting, ‘They Called it La Florida’ by Jackson Walker to the ArtCalusa exhibition. The painting and accompanying interactive program shares the compelling story of the landing of Juan Ponce de Leon on the shores of ‘La Florida.’ Useppa Island Historical Society has also loaned three original paintings from its permanent collections by Merald Clark. There is an opening VIP reception November 1, 6:30-9pm

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The painting, ‘Bride of Carlos’ is on view in the exhibition, ‘ArtCalusa’ in the City Pier Building in downtown Fort Myers’ riverfront, November 1 - December 11.

at the City Pier Building, where guests can meet the artists and view the ArtCalusa exhibition before it opens to the public. Grammy nominated Edward R. Murrow and Peabody Awardwinning recording artist and composer Kat Epple will perform live music at the reception. In addition, scholar and American Academy of Arts & Sciences inductee Dr. Jerald Milanich will explore the 420-year old mystery of Theodore de Bry’s engravings in a special presentation, ‘Tattooed Ladies: Do Theodore de Bry’s Iconic 1591 Engravings of Florida Indians Reflect Reality or Something Else?’ The engravings have long thought to have been based on paintings done by Jacques le Moyne, a French colonist who lived near Jacksonville in 15641565. But are they? Or did de Bry, whose book company published 27 illustrated volumes on the Americas as well as Africa


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and Asia, simply make up the engravings, basing them on his imagination, written accounts and borrowings from previously published images? It is a 420-year old mystery, one involving Sir Walter Raleigh, English investors, a dead French artist, a live English artist, a prolific British promoter, the lost Roanoke colony, two French noblemen, and ancient Picts from the British Isles. Reservations are required for the VIP reception. On November 2, during the opening weekend of ArtCalusa, a panel discussion will focus on visual arts, archaeology and history and will engage the audience in exploring how representations of science and art coincide and conflict in our our appreciation of Florida history. The panel, ‘Art Meets Archaeology,’ consists of State Archaeologist Ryan Wheeler, University of Florida Professor Emeritus Jerald Milanich, local archaeologists Theresa Schober and Steven Koski, and American Indian literature scholar Gretchen Bataille as well as ArtCalusa artists Hermann Trappman, David Meo, Dean Quigley, and Ted Morris for a

discussion. The panel discussion, 1:30-4:30pm in the City Pier Building, is free. Space is limited and reservations will be required. ArtCalusa’, is on view November 1-December 11, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Admission is free. The City Pier Building is located at 1300 Hendry St, in downtown Fort Myers, in what was formerly the Art of the Olympians Museum. Call 333-1933 for information.

FGCU Hosts Writers Conference on Sanibel Florida Gulf Coast University hosts the 8th annual Sanibel

writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and literary agents about writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, songwriting, screenwriting, and children’s books. Richard Blanco, Dan Bern and Craig Finn headline the conference. Blanco, the author of several award-winning poetry collections, including most recently, Looking for the Gulf Motel,

Island Writers Conference, November 7-10 at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Public Library on Sanibel. Participants can attend a variety of workshops, panels, lectures and readings presented by celebrated and experienced

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Poet Richard Blanco is the keynote speaker at the Sanibel Writers Conference, November 7-10 at BIG ARTS on Sanibel. is the conference’s keynote speaker, the evening of November 9. In 2013, Blanco was selected by President Obama to be the inaugural poet, joining the ranks of


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Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. Poet Emma Trelles will read before Blanco’s keynote address at 6pm in Schein Hall. The event is free and open to the public. On November 8, singersongwriter Dan Bern returns to Sanibel for his third concert at the conference. Bern has released over 20 albums and his songs were featured in the films Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains, and Get Him to the Greek. He has also written a novel and a children’s book. Award winning author Darin Strauss reads before Bern’s performance. The event begins at 6pm and is free and open to the public. Singer-songwriter Craig Finn performs a solo concert on November 7. Finn is best known as the leader of the band The Hold Steady. Author Kristen Iversen will read at 6pm, before the free concert. In addition to the artists mentioned, other writers participating at the conference are: Steve Almond, Lynne Barrett, Lisa Borders, Margaret Cardillo (born & raised in Naples), Christopher

Castellani, Brock Clarke, Ron Currie Jr., John Dufresne, Beth Ann Fennelly, Roxane Gay, Tim Parrish, Benjamin Percy, Nahid Rachlin, Kathleen Rooney, Christopher Schelling, Michael Steinberg, Johnny Temple, Laura Valeri, Alexis Washam, and Robert Wilder. Days begin 7:30-9am with registration and writing exercises, followed by workshops all morning until a lunch break about noon. Thursday, Friday & Saturday afternoons are filled with talks, readings and more workshops from 1-3:30pm, followed by panels at 4pm and cocktail hours at 5pm. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. For more information, call 590-7421.

The Philip & Nancy Kotler Glass Collection debuts at The Ringling in Sarasota, November 18-June 29.

Studio Glass Collection at The Ringling T he Ringling Museum adds to its contemporary art offerings

Nancy Kotler Glass Collection. Works by some of the leading modern American and European glass artists will be on display

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November 18 - June 29 in galleries of the Ulla R. & Arthur F. Searing Wing of The Ringling Museum of Art. The collection features contemporary studio glass sculptures from a number of important artists including Nicolas Africano, Stanislav Libensk & Jaroslava Brychtová, Peter Hora, Karen LaMonte, Michael Glancey, and many others.


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“This glimpse of the Kotler Glass Collection provides the opportunity to witness an art form never displayed before at The Ringling,” Steven High, executive director at The Ringling says. Studio glass is a modern technique of an individual or a small team producing handmade glass artworks. The modern American studio glass movement traces its origin to two workshops at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962, where small and inexpensive glass furnaces were demonstrated. The workshops spawned the development of independent glassblowing studios across the United States, which encouraged artists to experiment with glass. The Kotlers donated their collection of studio glass to The Ringling in 2012, which marked the 50th anniversary of the studio glass movement in the United States. The Ringling Museum of Art, open daily 10am-5pm, is located at 5401 Bay Shore Rd. in Sarasota. For information, call 941-359-5700.

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SWFL Blues Festival Moves to New Venue T he 14th Annual Southwest Florida Blues Festival, slated for November 23, will showcase one of the true rock legends, Johnny Winter. Opening Ceremonies begin at 12, with music starting soon after. The schedule of performers is: Blemont, Jones & Mitchell (12:20pm), local favorites Stringtown (1:15pm), Deb and The Dynamics (2:45pm), Brandon Santini (4:15pm), the Sena Ehrhardt Band (5:45pm), and Johnny Winter (7:15pm). This year’s event will be held on the Sun-Splash water park grounds in Cape Coral. SunSplash will be closed all day and only used to stage this event. The Matlacha Mariners, who produced this event, are asking attendees to bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate for the local food pantry. All food donations

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will be collected at or near the main gate. The Blues Festival is an outdoor event and seating is not provided, although beach chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, open containers and pets are not allowed.

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Johnny Winter headlines the Southwest Florida Blues Fest, November 23 in Cape Coral. Sun-Splash is located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Call 464-0809 for information.


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ert’s, located on the ‘downtown’ Matlacha, along Pine Island Rd. near the Matlacha bridge, is a pub and grill welcoming visitors from around the country to savor a bit of ‘island time.’ As I lounge in the main dining hall, a small painted blue Florida room, I can feel the wood floor moving underneath the table where I sit. Before me people of varied backgrounds and ages dance and sing along to the well played sweet jams of one the area’s favorite bands, Deb and The Dynamics. With six players – Michael Baer (keyboard), Don Hulgas (tenor and baritone sax), Newt Cole (tenor, alto and baritone sax), Cory McClure (drums), Dan Kadey (guitar) – and Deb Salyer, playing a bass guitar almost too big for such a small woman to hold onto, the band brings the house down. The story here isn’t just about a band or a restaurant; it’s about kismet, if you will. Bert’s Bar & Grill was once, as legend has it, a brothel, where I’m sure a good time was had by all. It still is such a place. It feels like it would almost be impossible for you to enter Bert’s and not walk out feeling like you got your money’s worth. The people who come here seem to know what to expect. The atmosphere pulls you in and in no time at all Deb and The

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Dynamics have you out on the dance floor until you feel like you just might drop. The energy is contagious. The venue lends itself well to the music and the music lends itself well to the venue. Together they make for the complete rock & roll experience. The Dynamics are all true professionals with a long history of performing live. Music enthusiasts may remember Newt Cole from the Average White Band or The Jellyroll Blues Band. Don Hulgas comes from a long line of horn players. Both his grandfathers and father played sax. It runs through his blood. The drummer, Cory, is the newest addition to the group. Deb tells me that for a long time she kept blowing him off when he had expressed interest in joining the group. She though that he would be too young, but Cory insisted and persisted. She says that when they finally heard him play, not only were they interested, but they immediately hired him. Deb has played and starred in groups such as Moxxie, Mis’ Behaven and The R&B All-stars, opening for acts like Emerson Lake and Palmer, Delbert McClinton, Koko Taylor, and Huey Lewis and the News, to name a few. She is an amazing performer. I asked the group what continues to make them pursue music together. “Chemistry,’ answers Deb. But Michael Bear, laughing, explained how they went out on the road, had to live together and found they didn’t want to kill each other. They continue to appreciate each

other and the time and effort that goes into each performance. When describing the music they typically perform, everyone agreed they are a blues band through and through, with a focus on rhythm & blues, 60’s soul and doo wop. The set seems to work well with the crowd at Bert’s. I have seen Deb and The Dynamics play several times at Bert’s and can confirm that over half the room at any given time is up and shaking what they’ve got. Although playing their regular gigs keeps the band busy (Thursday nights at Bert’s Bar & Grill in Matlacha, Friday nights at Pincher’s Holiday Inn in South Fort Myers and Sunday afternoon at Doc Fords in Fort Myers Beach), they have somehow found the time to record an all original album working with Sonic Studios in Andalusia, Florida. The exact release date is still up in the air, but they are hoping for sometime before spring. Deb and The Dynamics have been playing at Bert’s for more than 10 years, keeping it fresh by changing up the set lists and musicians. Bert’s manager, Bernard Johnson, has seen Deb and The Dynamics grow and change over the years, insisting they are consistent entertainers above all. “Whether it is the voice, the horn section, the keyboard or the guitars, there’s a twist every time. They work hard at their trade,’ he says, adding, “Deb will shock you with her range. The band

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knows when to kick it up a bit and when to slow it down. They read the crowd. Deb knows what she is doing. She constantly rehearses the band and works them hard. She is always taking it up a notch.” The Deb and the band have an intimate relationship with Bert’s. The band actually got their start at the bar. Bernard explains, “Years ago we had a duo called the Palm Tones. They played Thursday nights – two guys from Michigan. Deb walked in one night and asked if she could sit in and they let her. The energy started and continued. Over time it became Deb and The Dynamics.” He adds, “Originally, they played in the front bar, but Deb started bringing in more and more sound equipment and we were busy. It was a big decision for us, but we eventually had to move them to the back room due to the number of customers coming in.” I guess, as they say, the rest is history. You can catch Deb and The Dynamics to this day still working their Thursday night gig at Bert’s. Bert’s also features live music throughout the week. “We mix it up and have a lot of different genres from blues to old time rock to songs from the 40s & 50s,’ he says, adding “You can have a really tough day and a hard week, but come in, have a cold beer, look at the water and the moon, listen to the music… It is great for your Soul.” •

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H A R RY HOL I DAYS H arry Connick Jr. – one of the more prolific musicians in the last 25 years – seems like one of those talents who rarely makes a misstep. From his noted charity work in helping New Orleans get back on its feet post-Katrina to never seeming to be over his head on the small or big screen, Connick can pretty much do it all. What the singer didn’t truly do until 2013 was create an album as stylistically diverse as his latest Every Man Should Know. It’s something Connick says was in keeping with his motto of “no rules, no limits.” “This one was all over the place,” the singer says during a phone interview. “I don’t think I have many rules but there usually are some guidelines and I usually try to work within the particular framework. But this one I didn’t at all. It really kind of started with the songwriting and then everything followed after that.” In fact, Connick did a lot of songwriting, so much so he had enough songs for a possible two-disc effort. His label however thought best

to release two different albums, hence Smokey Mary was released a few months before Every Man Should Know. “They’re totally different, Smokey Mary was much more groove based, Every Man Should Know is much more lyrics and melody based,” he says. “You know there are grooves on it, but this album is more about the lyrics I think than the other one is. Although I’m proud of those lyrics, a lot of them are a little bit sillier and just more accommodating to the type of music underneath it.” Connick says the title track of his new CD was inspired by working with a carpenter friend and watching him create a work bench from scratch. “He was a pro and I didn’t know anything about it,” he says. “I kept thinking about how fortunate we all are to have people like that. To have people do what they do, to have experts in any field really. Although I don’t know how to do those things he may not know how to do what I do.”

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Connick’s ‘Love Wins,’ is a beautiful but bittersweet song inspired by the death of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, one of the victims in the Newtown, Connecticut shooting last December. Just six years old, she was the daughter of Jimmy Greene, a longtime member of Connick’s touring group.

One song garnering attention is the country-leaning ‘Greatest Love Story,’ a tune Connick says was inspired by his wife Jill Goodacre. “I just sit down and start writing tunes and then the groove comes second,” he says of the song. “The country flavor to it, it just seemed that would be the style most suited to the lyrics and the melody. I was just thinking about my wife and how lucky I am to have her.” One thing Connick hasn’t had a problem with is knowing when a song is finished and not trying to over-think things. “I’m pretty good about that,” he says. “A lot of the stuff that I do – a lot of the work comes before the performing. The arranging and the orchestrating are pretty finite parts of the process. So when I go in and perform it a lot of the music has been pretty much thought out. Not the solos and not the way I sing it, but the song itself. Especially on these more produced numbers, I have a pretty good idea of what I want it to sound like.” The singer made bigger headlines earlier this year while being a mentor on ‘American Idol.’ Clearly perplexed at the contestants and their lack of knowledge regarding the songs, Connick took judge Randy Jackson to task over the contestants’

interpretations. He says he hasn’t been asked to be a judge but enjoyed the mentoring aspect. “I had a good time mentoring, I never really judged on the show and I think they really are two different things,” he says. “My job when they asked me to be on the show was to just help out and lend some opinions as opposed to the judging which is, you know, far from from being supportive and nurturing.” He also feels if he began his career today as a young talent he might not be as successful but would still have a career. “It’s really hard to say,” Connick says. “I

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think it still goes down to luck and how prepared you are. I would think so only because I mean the way I started selling records it would be different than the way they’re selling them now. But I think if you persevere and you’re prepared, especially when you play the kind of stuff that I play, I think I would do okay.” Perhaps Connick’s biggest charitable work recently – aside from his continuing effort with New Orleans which he says “is fully up and running and it’s been for many years now” — was ‘Love Wins,’ a beautiful but terribly bittersweet song inspired by the death of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, one of the victims in the Newtown, Connecticut shooting last December. The girl, just six years old, was the daughter of Jimmy Greene, a longtime member of Connick’s touring group. “I wanted to do something for him and his family so I wrote the tune and all the money is going to his daughter’s foundation,” he says. “I don’t know if any song really writes itself but the idea was certainly there and it was written very quickly because I wanted to get it out there as soon as possible.” Connick is touring this fall in support of his album. He will be appearing at Artis-Naples in Naples on November 6. •

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BIT O’ BERN a few questions for singer/songwriter

Dan Bern by Andrew Elias

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e is an acclaimed songwriter, a singer, a novelist, a children’s book author, a storyteller, a painter. Dan Bern is one creative guy, with a lot to say. He’s released more than 20 albums; contributed songs for several films, including Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek; written a few books; and tours relentlessly, both solo and with a band. Dan will be participating in the songwriting panel, with Craig Finn and Johnny Temple, at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Sanibel Island Writers Conference, November 8. Bern will perform that evening. I asked Dan a few questions about his work.

• How did you get involved with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Sanibel Island Writers Conference? Dan : This will be my fourth time there. I’ll be leading songwriting workshops, doing a reading from a new book, and playing a set of music on the Friday. I’ve done songwriting workshops now in many different locales. Canada, Alaska, New York, Calif, Iowa, Ohio. I really enjoy it. Kind of a way of giving back. Your songs are successful because there’s a nice balance between a reverence for your influences (most notably Bob Dylan) and a satirical take of their mythical sound, between serious subjects and humorous attitudes towards them, between being a teacher of sorts and a wise-guy, and between being an artist and an entertainer. Do you see yourself more as an artist or as an entertainer? There is no distinction, no dividing line. The artist entertains. The entertainer must have something to say. Many of your songs are topical, even overtly political, which can sometimes be a problem. Have you ever received any blowback from fans or audiences about your political views? Part of the job. I’m not here simply to soothe. Once you sing it, or write it, it’s out of your hands. Some writers approach the craft systematically, writing regularly or having a certain routine, while others, such as

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Keith Richards, talk about being lucky to be in the room when the song ‘arrives.’ What is your creative process when songwriting or writing prose? Songs can come anytime, anywhere. They kind of float in the air and you gotta catch ‘em. Other kinds of writing you need to sit down and pound it out. One of your most popular songs is ‘Estelle.’ Can you tell me about writing that song? I was making my first record. It just poured out. The recorded version is the first time I ever played it. You wrote some of the songs John C. Reilly sings in the hilarious film, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. You’ve also written songs for other films, including Get Him to the Greek. How is writing for films different than writing for your own albums? It’s very refreshing and freeing to do that. Like getting to be 16 again and writing songs from the beginning. You use yourself, but you also have to get out of the way. Your recent album, Doubleheader is a compilation of songs about baseball. How did that album come about? I’ve written baseball songs for a long time, since I lived in Chicago and went to Wrigley Field. It just sort of happened. I got a good bunch of guys together and we made the record. We played the whole set of songs last summer at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

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On another recent album, Drifter, you sing ‘Swing Set,’ a duet with the legendary Emmylou Harris. How did that come about and what was that experience like? She’s obviously an icon and a fantastic singer. I wrote the song for Jonathan Demme. He was directing a play in New York City a couple years ago. He was the one who thought of Emmylou for the female part. [Bern wrote the title song for Demme’s documentary film, Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains, and is working with Demme on a documentary based on the writings of Everett Ruess.] In addition to songwriting and performing you have also written two books – Quitting Science, under the pseudonym Cunliffe Merriweather, and a children’s book, Cleaver the Gronk under your real name, which you also illustrated. Why did you choose to write ‘Quitting Science’ under a pseudonym? There’s actually been a bunch of books – 7 or 8 now. Quitting Science was about a scientist who goes around giving lectures and demonstrations. So it was Cunliffe’s book. Any advice to writers? Don’t worry about the business or getting a million hits on YouTube. Don’t worry about formulas and all that. Song is a big playing field. Have fun with it. Find your voice. Sing a lot. Sing what you want to say. •

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by Julie Clay T’S ONE THING to challenge theatergoers with edgier, even occasionally controversial material. It’s another to do it successfully here in quiet Southwest Florida – and for the last two decades! Theatre Conspiracy has been doing just that and their 20th anniversary season looks to be another fine assortment of thought-provoking entertainment, having kicked off with ‘All My Raisins in the Son,’ running through November 2. Written by John Twomey, winner of Theatre Conspiracy’s annual New Play contest, ‘All My Raisins in the Son’ deals with the quirky personalities and inner politics of a staff of high school teachers, one of whom is a recent hire, ready to inspire his students. Other productions to look forward to this season include Pulitzer Prize finalist ‘Becky Shaw,’ described by The New York Times as “engrossing as it is ferociously funny like a big box of fireworks fizzing and

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crackling” (November 22 - December 15); ‘Relatively Speaking,’ a collection of three one-act comedies by four-time Oscar winner Ethan Coen, two-time Oscar winner Elaine May and four-time Oscar winner Woody Allen (January 3-19); ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane,’ winner of four Tony Awards (February 7-23); and ‘The Whale,’ Obie award winner Samuel Hunter’s story of a 600-pound morbidly obese man, sitting in his apartment, depressed and slowly eating himself to death (March 14-23). The Theatre Conspiracy story goes back to 1985 when founder Bill Taylor, a Florida native, started the troupe as a response to the lack of challenging theatre available in the area at the time. That production’s success led to another and, eventually, the opening of their first permanent location. “We were lamenting the fact that there were no

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challenging roles or plays for us to do,” Bill and our emphasis now is supporting new ally recognized entity, this local group, relates, “We decided we would pool our work and up-and-coming playwrights. We do called Playwright Conspiracy, is where resources and put on our own show. In 1988 that through our annual New Play contest, Theatre Conspiracy reaches out to help the Royal Palm Players went out of business now in its 15th year. The winner of New local playwrights develop their work. We’re and left this little theatre across from the Playwright, John Twomey, also won the talking to Edison State College about a Edison Mall. We made a joint production.” deal with the landlord Reflecting upon 20 to use that space.” After years’ worth of produca b o u t a y e a r, B i l l l e f t tions, Bill recalls some of town. Returning in 1990, his favorites out of nearly he discovered that his 120 shows, ‘Parallel Lives: old college professor had The Kathy and Moe show,’ started a theatre. Soon ‘Greater Tuna,’ ‘Lonely after, the Alliance of the Planet,’ and ‘Becoming Arts building was built Eleanor’ (about Eleanor of and this theatre took up Aquitane) come to mind. residence for about two Taylor explains, “Word of years. Bill was then mouth took over on that offered the chance to one. I was amazed at the move Theatre Conspiracy reaction I got on that into the Alliance’s 137show. We did a show in seat Foulds Theatre, the art gallery with an and this is where they exhibition of art by reside to this day. Bill the mentally ill, called refers to the Foulds’ Theatre Conspiracy’s first production, ‘K2’ (TOP LEFT), ‘Red Herring’ (TOP RIGHT), ‘Marat Sadd’.” scaled-down space as Not only is Year 20 ‘Tower of Magic’ (BELOW). the ‘Three Bears’ thelooking to be another atre, as in “it’s not too engaging season, but big and not too small...’ donors a n d f a n s w i l l b e It’s a nice, intimate thea b l e to enjoy a special atre space,” he smiles, anniversary reception in “It’s just right.” early December. “We’ll Although Theatre decorate the lobby with Conspiracy is branching old pictures, list all the out into the equity actors’ shows and try to track talent pool for the first down some older actors,” time this season, they Bill shares. They are regularly feature talented also planning to celebrate local actors including the holidays with a free Joann Haley, Christopher children’s performance Brent, Scott Thompson, of ‘The Night Before Joan Olson, and Karen Christmas,’ Theatre Goldberg. Conspiracy has written a “The Alliance knew complete script for this that I used to produce production. shows myself and asked me I t ’s a s y m b i o t i c to become the new resirelationship between dent theatre company. We Theatre Conspiracy and used to be called Avalanche Lee County Alliance for the Productions, then changed Arts. Bill says, “We support to Southwest Theatre the Alliance and they help Conspiracy, then finally setus, too. It’s a very good tled on just Theatre working relationship.” Conspiracy,” Bill shares. The well-appointed From the beginning, theatre space is nestled it was clear Theatre among galleries featuring Conspiracy was deterongoing art exhibits and mined to stand out. Bill classrooms devoted to arts asserts, “When we first of all types. started we were the only Alliance for the Arts ones challenging the public. We wanted to national Neil Simon playwrighting contest is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort do stuff that was more meaty, with a little this year. Myers. For more information about the more controversial subject matter. Our Theatre Conspiracy has also organized Theatre Conspiracy season schedule and moniker in the beginning was ‘The Classics to a local playwriting group. Whereas the to order tickets for all productions, call the Cutting Edge’. We’ve evolved over time New Play contest is nearly an internation936-3239. •

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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

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The Bach Ensemble

BIG ARTS

6017 Pine Ridge Road NAPLES 732-1055 thebachensemble.org The 50-voice Bach Ensemble and its professional Chamber Orchestra bring authentic performances of music by JS Bach and later composers inspired by his legacy – to Cape Coral, Naples and Marco Island. The Ensemble also offers educational programs for young musicians through its annual Bach Festival and its Internship Program for gifted voice students. Nov 17 : Highlights of the French Baroque (at Grace Lutheran Church, Naples) Nov 21 : Highlights of the French Baroque (at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Marco Island) Feb 23 : Treasures from the German Baroque (at Grace Lutheran Church, Naples) Feb 27 : Treasures from the German Baroque (at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Marco Island) Mar 30 : Italian Baroque Masterworks (at Grace Lutheran Church, Naples) Apr 6 : Gems of the Baroque (at Faith Presbyterian Church, Cape Coral)

BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater

900 Dunlop Road SANIBEL 395-0900 bigarts.org Known as Sanibel and Captiva’s home for all the arts, BIG ARTS has been providing cultural enrichment and fulfillment to island residents and visitors since 1979. BIG ARTS began when a group of artists dreamed of a cultural center on the island. Today, BIG ARTS members and participants enjoy a wide spectrum of performing and visual arts events, and the community participates in more than 200 educational classes and workshops each year. BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) celebrates its 35th season with an extraordinary lineup of performances and educational programs: classical, jazz, popular music, dance, visual arts, film, live theater; lectures, workshops. Performances are in a 400-seat Schein Hall. Nov 17 : Wendy Webb & Friends at Herb Strauss Theater Nov 30 : ArcheDream for HumanKind - Deep Blue Dec 8 : Stanislav Khristenko Dec 10 : Community Chorus Holiday Concert Dec 17 : Concert Band Holiday Performance Jan 9 : Calidore String Quartet Jan 11 : Rossano Sportiello/Nicki Parrott/ Eddie Metz Trio with Harry Allen Jan 18 : Dance Alive National Ballet Jan 19 : Kaleidos Duo Jan 22 : SWFL Symphony Orchestra – Miracle of Mozart Jan 24 : John Pizzarelli Quartet Jazz Concert Jan 26 : Dmitry Kouzov Feb 1 : Susan Egan - The Belle of Broadway Feb 6 : Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo Feb 8 : The Piano Men - starring Jim Witter Feb 12 : SWFL Symphony Orchestra – Great Music of the Opera Feb 15 : Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater Feb 27 : Fauré Quartet Mar 1 : Dance Alliance - Momentum & Memories Mar 7 : Tom Paxton Mar 21 : Jason Petty & Carolyn Martin's Musical Tribute to Hank Williams & Patsy Cline Mar 25 & 27 : Community Chorus Spring Concert Mar 26 : SWFL Symphony Orchestra – Mendelssohn Marathon Mar 28 : BIG ARTS Concert Band Spring Concert Apr 28 : Wendy Webb & Friends May 4 : BIG ARTS Family Day

2200 Periwinkle Way SANIBEL 472-6862 bigarts.org/theatre.php BIG ARTS' 160-seat Herb Strauss Theater offers professional productions and live theater in an intimate atmosphere: original musical revues, award-winning comedies and Broadway musicals. BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) celebrates its 35st season with an extraordinary line-up of performances and educational programs: classical, jazz, popular music, dance, visual arts, film, live theater; lectures, workshops. Performances are in 400-seat Schein Hall. Nov 17 : Wendy Webb & Friends Nov 30 - Dec 5 : Hamlet (solo) – Hope & Hell Theatre Co.'s Raoul Bhaneja Dec 19-31 : Holiday Spectacular Jan 10 - Feb 15 : Into the Woods Jan 30 & 31 : Community Theater - Radio Hour Feb 20 - Mar 2 : Defamation Mar 7 - Apr 5 : Romance/Romance Mar 10 : Community Theater - Love Letters Apr 11 - May 3 : The Big Bang Apr 14 : Community Theater - Play Readings

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Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

1380 Colonial Boulevard FORT MYERS 278-4422 broadwaypalm.com

Creative Theater Workshop

Cultural Park Theater

Center for Performing Arts 10150 Bonita Beach Road SE BONITA SPRINGS Center for Visual Arts 26100 Old 41 Road BONITA SPRINGS 495-8989 artcenterbonita.org

Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Boulevard FORT MYERS 738-3525 creativetheaterworkshop.com

528 Cultral Park Boulevard CAPE CORAL 772-5862 culturalparktheatre.com

Broadway Palm is the perfect location for those seeking quality, family entertainment at a great value. Broadway Palm can accommodate 450 guests and features a lavish buffet and eight Broadway productions each year. The Off Broadway Palm is a 100-seat black box theatre, showcasing smaller-scale comedies and musical revues. Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre offers four full-scale productions that are fun for children of all ages. Performances Tuesday-Sunday evenings with selected matinees. The 2013-2014 season includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children’s Theatre productions and seven concerts. thru Nov 23 : Cats Nov 28 - Dec 25 : Swingin' Christmas Dec 28 - Feb 15 : South Pacific Feb 20 - Apr 12 : Les Miserables Apr 17 - May 24 : The Music Man May 29 - Jun 21 : Midlife The Crisis Musical Jun 26 - Aug 9: Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Off Broadway Palm Theater thru Nov 2 : You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Nov 7 - Dec 25 : Away in the Basement – A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Jan 16 - Mar 15 : Nana's Naughty Knickers Mar 20 - May 11 : Dixie Swim Club Jul 10 - Aug 9 : Boeing, Boeing

Children's Theatre thru Nov 22 : How I Became a Pirate Dec 6-23 : Babes in Toyland May 2-23 : Freckleface Strawberry Jul 3 - Aug 2 : The Little Mermaid concert series Jan 26 & 27 : The Great American Songbook with Paul Todd Jr. Feb 10 : The Duprees Mar 2 & 3 : Dwight Icenhower’s Tribute to the King Mar 16 & 17 : The Drifters with Charlie Thomas Mar 24 : Back Home Again – Tribute to John Denver Mar 30 & 31 : Abba Fab - Tribute to ABBA Apr 7 : The Magic of Manilow

Creative Theater Workshop is a non-profit children's theater company which produces quality performances for the public as well as educating students ages 7-20 in the theatrical arts.

The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs’ has two centers with one mission: to enrich the culture of the diverse community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education & appreciation in a supportive and nurturing environment. The Center for Performing Arts offers live performances, Community Theater, youth & adult classes in theater, voice & music . Center for Performing Arts Jan 9 : Dan Heck - The Legends of Jazz Jan 14 : An Evening with Maxine Carter Jan 23 & 24 : Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite (CFABS Community Theater) Jan 28-30 : Improvaganzapalooza Com-Con Fest Feb 13 : Rebecca Richardson – Women Who Made Jazz Great Feb 21 & 22 : Little Shop of Horrors (CFABS Teen Community Theater) Feb 27 : Doug Renfroe – A Night at the Opera Mar 4 : Flamenco Puro with Acoustical Guitar Mar 7 : Moving Currents – dance Mar 13 : Irish Night - music, dance & storytelling Mar 13 : Lunch with Jacqueline Kennedy Mar 18 : Duo Romantico Mar 20 : Shakespeare in Paradise – Macbeth, A Love Story Mar 28 : The Artrageous Event! (Performing Arts Center Grand Opening) Apr 3 : Dan Miller Jazz Quintet with Kenny Drew Apr 11-13 : The Odd Couple (CFABS Community Theater) Apr 12 : Arts Worldwide & Empty Bowls Apr 15 : The Naples Piano Trio – A Salute to Classics May 9 & 10 : The Wizard of Oz (CFABS Youth Theater) Center for Visual Arts Nov 15 & 16 : Mr Toad’s Mad Adventures (CFABS Youth Theater) Nov 22 : 50’s Night with Night Train Dec 19 : SWFL Big Band Dinner & Dancing Under the Stars

Nov 7-10 : Peter Pan Jul : Rent (dates to be announced) Nov : Beauty and the Beast (dates to be announced)

Sep 6-13 : Peter Pan Oct 4-13 : Sicilians in the Basement Oct 25 – Nov 3 : I’ve Got Rhythm Nov 8-10 : The Studio Nov 15 – Dec 8 : Cactus Christmas Dec 18-22 : Christmas Spectacular Jan 10-19 : Harvey Jan 31 – Feb 16 : Guys & Dolls Feb 28 - Mar 2 : Harold Ford's Johnny Cash Tribute Mar 7-16 : I Remember Mama Mar 28 – Apr 13 : Smokey Joe’s café Apr 25 – May 4 : A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody

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Cultural Park Theater set attendance records in its 185-seat auditorium (more than 12,000 patrons in 2012). The Cape Players first performed in 1963, becoming the Cape Community Theater four years later and performing in schools and shopping malls. In 1991 the Cape Coral City Council built the theater group its permanent home on Cultural Park Boulevard. Cultural Park Theater, celebrating 47 years, allows nearly 400 actors, directors, choreographers, technical and stage crew, costumers, set designers and builders to ply their craft.

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FGCU Bower School of Music Florida Gulf Coast University U. Tobe Recital Hall Music Building 1051 FGCU Boulevard S FORT MYERS 590-7851 fgcu.edu/CAS/BSM/ concerts.html The Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University offers concerts and recitals in the state-ofthe-art U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building as well as in larger local venues. Doors open one half hour prior to concert time. When tickets are required, they are available until noon on day of the event, then usually at door prior to the event. Always consult the website to confirm date, time location and cost. Nov 1 : 100 Years of Art Song (Guest Artists Recital) Nov 5 : Songs for November Skies (Guest Composer Recital) Nov 6 : Student Composition Recital Nov 8 : Jazz Ensemble Concert Nov 13 : Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert Nov 14 : Beautiful (Guest Lecture) Nov 21 : Melody & Virtuosity (Faculty Quintet) Jan 21 : Pianista Italiano (Guest Artist Recital) Jan 26 : Chamber Choir Concert (at Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples) Feb 6 : Love Songs (Faculty & Guest Artists Recital) Feb 16 : Symphonic Band/Wind Orchestra Concert (at Lamb of God Church, Fort Myers) Feb 20 : University & Chamber Choir Concert Feb 27 : Symphony Orchestra Concert Mar 13 : The Art of the Piano (Guest Artist Recital) Mar 23 : Opera Gala Apr 3 : Faculty Piano Trio (Faculty Recital) Apr 6 : University & Chamber Choir Concert Apr 11 : Jazz Ensemble Concert Apr 17 : Chamber Winds/Percussion Ensemble Concert Apr 24 : Symphony Orchestra Concert Apr 25 : Symphonic Band Concert (at Cohen Center Ballroom, FGCU)

FGCU TheatreLab

Florida Repertory Theatre

Arts Complex Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Boulevard S FORT MYERS 590-7268 theatrelab.fgcu.edu

Arcade Theatre Bay Street btwn Jackson & Hendry Streets

FORT MYERS 332-4488 floridarep.org Florida Repertory Theatre is a fully professional regional theatre company in the heart of the Fort Myers River District. Florida Rep produces a wide variety of comedies, dramas, musicals and Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning plays in two theatre spaces: The Historic Arcade Theatre and the NewlyRenovated ArtStage Studio Theatre. The Wall Street Journal recently called Florida Rep "One of America's Top Repertory Companies!"

All productions are held in the TheatreLab in the Arts Complex on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. TheatreLab is a black box performance space that seats up to 75 people in various seating configurations. The seating typically changes for each production, so every play has a unique feel. The flexibility of this space, along with the intimacy the audience feels with the performers, allows for a unique experience. This intimacy allows us to focus on our goal of being a theatre of social engagement and a theatre of the future. Showtimes are Wed-Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2pm.

Oct 29 - Nov 20 : Social Security Nov 6 - Dec 7 : Collected Stories Dec 3-22 : My Three Angels Dec 18-29 : David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries Jan 7-29 : Arsenic and Old Lace Feb 11 - Mar 5 : The Hound of the Baskervilles Jan 29 - Mar 16 : Rodger & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing Mar 18 - Apr 9 : Clybourne Park Apr 22 - May 11 : Heart Song

Feb 14-16 & 21-23: The Laramie Project Feb 20: A Sense of Wonder Apr 4-6 & 11-13: Blood Poetry Jun 12-15: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Lunchbox Theatre children's performances Oct 24 & 26, Jan 18 & 23, Apr 3 & 5 : Zap! Nov 21 & 23, Mar 1 & 6, May 8 &10 : A Mark Twain Storybook

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Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers 6900 Daniels Parkway Suite 29-193 FORT MYERS 239-288-2535 mastersingersfm.com They are a select ensemble of singers who enjoy a reputation of musical excellence and are dedicated to the performance of significant choral works by Verdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn and other classical composers. Since forming in 2001, the Mastersingers have grown from a small chorus to an 80-plus voice ensemble. Nov. 22 : True Story of Cinderella at First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs Dec. 7 : Holiday Favorites Concert with Gulf Coast Symphony at Barbara B Mann, Ft Myers Dec. 8 : Messiah Sing-along at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fort Myers Dec. 15 : Christmas Concert at Sanibel Community Church Jan. 19 : The Music of Marvin Hamlisch with Gulf Coast Symphony at Barbara B. Mann, Ft Myers Jan. 28 : Chamber Chorus at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Ft Myers Beach Feb. 2 : Chamber Chorus at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, N Ft Myers Feb. 23 : Chamber Chorus at Messiah Lutheran Church, N Ft Myers Mar 2 : Carmina Burana with Gulf Coast Symphony at Barbara B. Mann, Fort Myers April 5 : Mastersingers Goes To The Movies Spring Concert at First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs April 6 : Mastersingers Goes To The Movies Spring Concert at Faith United Methodist Church, Ft Myers April 27 : Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte County’s Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service at Temple Beth El, Ft Myers May 23 : Memorial Day Observance at Moorings Park, Naples


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Gulf Coast Symphony Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 8099 College Parkway

FORT MYERS 239-277-1700 gulfcoastsymphony.org Now entering its 19th season, the Gulf Coast Symphony is the premier community orchestra of Southwest Florida. The orchestra’s October-June performance schedule has grown to over a dozen concerts, most at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the Edison State College campus in Fort Myers. The 2013-14 season includes a series of four symphonic pops concerts; three Classical Access concerts; two Family Concerts , a Holiday concert and a free outdoor park concert in Cape Coral; plus run-out performances in various area locations. Symphonic Pops Series Jan19: Marvin Hamlisch Remembrance with Doug LaBrecque, Christiane Noll & Donna McKechnie Feb15: Wicked Divas with Laura Woyasz & Julie Reiber Mar 30: The Great American Songbook with Marc Kudisch, Melissa Errico, Mark Sanders Apr 13: Broadway Rocks! with Rob Evan, Morgan James, LaKisha Jones Classical Access Series Nov 23: Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ & Beethoven’s Symphony 5 Mar 2: Carmina Burana with the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers May 17: Dvorák, Larsen & Barber with Christine Lamprea Annual Holiday Concert Dec 7: Deck the Halls with Mark Sanders, eorge Pellegrino, Kellyn Irish Dancers, Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Family Concerts Oct 20: Symphony Spooktacular Jun 18: Summer Family Concert Free Outdoor Pops Concert Feb 9: Symphony at Sunset (at Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral) Apr 27 : An Evening of Stories & Songs Author Charles Sobczak with members of Gulf Coast Symphony (at Alliance of the Arts)

Gulfshore Ballet

Laboratory Theater Of Florida

2155 Andrea Lane Suite C5-6 FORT MYERS 590-6191 gsballet.org

1634 Woodford Avenue FORT MYERS 218-0481 laboratorytheaterflroida.com

Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Florida’s premiere not-for-profit school of classical ballet, is comprised of professionals who have both extensive performing and teaching experience. Their skillbased curriculum and highly acclaimed teaching faculty set Gulfshore Ballet apart from other customary dance schools. The program includes a training syllabus for dancers at each level for each academic year. Class offerings include Classical Ballet, Pointe and Classical variations, as well as Jazz and Tap.

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks and features and challenges local performers of various skill levels. Stay up to date with its news and events on Facebook and Twitter @LabTheaterFL.

Nov 20 : Enchanted Evening with Gulfshore Ballet at Saks Fifth Avenue, Ft Myers Dec 8 : Nutcracker at Bishop Verot High School), Ft Myers Dec 14 : Holiday Pops at B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Dec 19 : Open House Holiday Showcase at Gulfshore Ballet Feb 1 & 2 : ArtFest Fort Myers Mar 2 : Shakespeare Festival at Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers May 10 : Don Quixote at Bishop Verot High School, Ft Myers

Nov 8-23 : Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune Dec 13-21 : A Christmas Carol Jan 10 – Feb 1 : Death of a Salesman Feb 14 - Mar 8 : The Altruists Mar 21 – Apr 5 : The Graduate Apr 18 – May 3 : Glengarry Glen Ross Dec 7 : 24-Hour Playwriting Competition Feb 2 : Vagina Monologues Mar 2 : Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival Staged Readings Nov 25 : Paranormal Producer Jan 27 : The 2nd Book of Ruth Feb 24 : The Forty-Eighth Parallel Mar 31 : Copenhagen: Play reading. Apr 28 : In the Shade of Old Trees

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The Naples Players 701 5th Avenue S NAPLES 263-7990 www.naplesplayers.org From amazing musicals to side splitting comedies and edgy dramas, The Naples Players perform ten shows per year on two stages in downtown Naples. Now celebrating their 61st year of offering awardwinning performances, youth and adult education classes, and ETC Readers theatre, year-round in the beautiful Sugden Community Theatre. Blackburn Hall Oct 9 – Nov 2 : The Great American Trailer Park Musical Nov 27 – Dec 21 : Our Town Jan 15 – Feb 8 : Black Tie Mar 5 – Apr 5 : The Drowsy Chaperone Apr 23 – May 17 : Moon Over Buffalo Tobye Studio Oct 30 – Nov 23 : The Mystery of Irma Vep Feb 5 – Mar 1 : Good People Mar 26 – Apr 19 : Distracted

ETC… Readers Theatre Nov 3 : 'ou Call This Love Dec 6 & 7 : An Evening of New Plays Feb 16 : Mixed Nuts Apr 6 : Love Hurts May 4 : Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull'

Kidz Act Dec 4, 6-8, 12-15, 19-21 : The Nutcracker Goes Pop!


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Sanibel Music Festival Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way SANIBEL 344-7025 sanibelmusicfestival.org The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 28th season, presents Tuesday and Saturday concerts by world renowned artists during the month of March at the Congregational Church on Sanibel Island. All performances begin at 8pm. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities.All concerts at 8pm. Mar 4 : Vadym Kholodenko Mar 8 : Amelia Piano Trio Mar 11 : Boston Chamber Music Society with Ann Hobson Pilot Mar 15 : Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo Mar 18 : America Sings! – Opera Theater of Connecticut & Alan Mann Mar 22 : Opera Theater of Connecticut Mar 25 : St. Lawrence String Quartet

Shell Point

Southwest Florida Symphony

Retirement Community 15101 Shell Point Boulevard FORT MYERS 454-2067 shellpoint.org

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 8099 College Parkway

FORT MYERS 418-0996 swflso.org

Shell Point Retirement Community is a nationally recognized leader in the continuing care retirement community industry. The not-for-profit community features a vibrant concert series each season. Shell Point offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities.

The Southwest Florida Symphony’s 53rd year will be a pivotal season as the orchestra decides who will be offered the position as the next Music Director. Each of the five candidates will lead the orchestra in a Masterworks performance at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall this season. This season’s Pops Series offers a well-rounded mix of sounds designed to please a variety of musical tastes. The ever popular Holiday Pops Concert will be a treat for all, with Jim Stephenson returning to conduct the Symphony and special guests, the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida and the Gulfshore Ballet. The Classical and Pops performances are held at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. The Sanibel Series is held at BIG ARTS! on Sanibel and performances are also held at the Village Church at Shell Point.

SEASON OF PRAISE in Village Church Auditorium Nov 3 : Two Tenors - Barry Craft & Jacob Taylor Dec 8 : Christmas Celebration with Village Church Choir & Festival Orchestra Jan 12 : Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass Feb 23 : The Annie Moses Band Mar 12 : Wheaton College Concert Choir Mar 16 : Ron & Gary Matthews Apr 20 : Duo-pianists Nielson & Young SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY CONCERTS in Village Church Auditorium Dec 16 : Holiday Pops Concert with Symphonic Chorale of SWFL Jan 23 : The Miracle of Mozart Mar 25 : Mendelssohn Marathon

HOLIDAY POPS with Symphonic Chorale of SWFL & Gulfshore Ballet Dec 14 : at B.B. Mann, Ft Myers Dec 16 : at Village Church at Shell Point, Ft Myers MASTERWORKS SERIES Nov 16, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 1, Mar 29

CONCERTS & CONVERSATIONS SERIES in Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands Nov 21 : Ars Nova String Trio Jan 30 : Shelley Huang Mar 3 : Washington Saxophone Quartet Apr 7 : Young-Ad Tak

POPS SERIES Jan 17 & 18 : The Music of the Rat Pack Jan 31 & Feb 1 : An Evening of Latin Jazz & Argentine Tangos Mar 7 & 8 : The Sound of Musicals

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS SERIES in Village Church Auditorium Nov 14 : Tenor Daniel Rodriguez Dec 19 : The Four Freshmen Jan 4 : Preservation Hall Jazz Band Feb 4 : Glenn Miller Orchestra Feb 28 : The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band Mar 17 : Jim Curry - Take Me Home: A Tribute to the Music of John Denver

SANIBEL & SHELL POINT SERIES Jan 22 : The Miracle of Mozart at BIG ARTS, Sanibel Jan 23 : The Miracle of Mozart at Village Church at Shell Point, Ft Myers Feb 12 : Great Operatic Composers at BIG ARTS, Sanibel Mar 25 : Mendelssohn Marathon at Village Church at Shell Point, Ft Myers Mar 26 : Mendelssohn Marathon at BIG ARTS, Sanibel

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Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida PO Box 07105 Fort Myers, FL 33919 560-5695 symphonicchorale.org The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida provides the community access to choral masterworks through performance and education. Under the artistic direction of Dr. Timothy McDonnell, this auditioned group is the area's only professional core chorus. Nov 16 : Sing Out! Messiah at Faith Methodist Church, Ft Myers) Dec 14 & 16 : Holiday Pops with Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at BB Mann, Ft Myers Feb 9 : Mourning Glory: Choral Masterworks at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Ft Myers Feb 28 : Hollywood Red Carpet Gala Fundraiser with Franc D'Ambrosio at Davis Art Center, Ft Myers Mar 7 & 8 : Rodgers & Hammerstein with Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at BB Mann, Ft Myers Apr 5 : Of Heroes and Poets: Choral Masterworks at First Christian Church, Ft Myers


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Theatre Conspiracy Foulds Theatre Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Boulevard FORT MYERS 936-3239 theatreconspiracy.org Celebrating its 21th season, Theatre Conspiracy was founded in 1994 with a strong mission and vision to offer Southwest Florida a quality, culturally fulfilling and diverse theatre experience. Throughout the years Theatre Conspiracy has remained true to this mission and productions have included classics from playwrights such as: Albee, McNally, Becket, Odets, Sartre, and Brecht. Additionally, 14 years ago, Theatre Conspiracy expanded its mission to include promoting and producing the works of the next generation of American playwrights. The New Play Contest has become widely known and highly respected. This year over 300 plays were received from playwrights across the country and from Canada.

Theatre Zone

Venice Theatre

G & L Theatre Community School of Naples 13275 Livingston Road NAPLES 888-966-3352 theatrezone-florida.com

140 W Tampa Avenue VENICE 941-488-1115 www.venicestage.com

In 2005, the non-profit Equity theatre group TheatreZone was born on two concepts: an affinity for the stage, and the intimacy of live audiences. Co-founders, artistic director Mark Danni and his wife, actress and choreographer Karen Molnar, shared a vision to produce innovative musical productions of classic “lost treasures of Broadway” with professional actors, operating under the Actors’ Equity Association. TheatreZone is in residence at the intimate 250-seat G&L Theatre housed on the campus of The Community School of Naples. Season 9 is “Year of the Composers.” Jan 9-19 : Whistle Down The Wind Feb 6-16 : High Society Mar 6-16 : Chess May 1-11 : Forever Plaid

Oct 18 – Nov 2 : All My Raisins in The Son Nov 22 – Dec 15 : Becky Shaw Jan 3-25 : Relatively Speaking Feb 7-23 : The Beauty Queen of Leenane Mar 14-29: The Whale

Located just an hour north of Fort Myers, Venice Theatre is the third largest community theatre in the country! Their 64th season features musicals, comedies, dramas, concerts and cabarets including: Hairspray; Frankenstein; Oklahoma; Rich Little; and much more. Venice Theatre is also home to AACTFest 2014, an international community theatre festival happening June 16-21. Nov 1-24 : I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Nov 12 – Dec 8 : Hairspray Dec 6-22 : The Marvelous Wonderettes Dec 19-22 : A Christmas Carol Jan 9-26 : Superior Donuts Jan 14 - Feb 2 : Boeing, Boeing Feb 7 - Mar 2 : Radio Gals Feb 18 - Mar 16 : Oklahoma! Mar 13-30 : Underneath the Lintel Mar 19-23 : The Silver Foxes Follies Apr 1-29 : Five Guys Named Moe Apr 10-27 : Parallel Lives Apr 29 - May 11 : The Elephant Man May 8-25 : How I Became a Pirate May 29 – Jun 1 : Loveland Follies Jun 16-21 : AACT WorldFest 2014 Concerts Dec 13 & 14 : Sounds of Christmas Dec 27 & 28 : Red - a Tribute to Red Skelton Dec 29-31 : Red, Hot & Blue Jan 19 & 20 : The Legends of Doo Wop Jan 26 & 27 : The Capitol Steps Feb 3 : The Sounds of Harry James & the Andrews Sisters Feb 7 & 8 :Steppin' Out Live with Ben Vereen Feb 23 & 24 : The Kingston Trio Mar 2 & 3 : Rich Little - Jimmy Stewart & Friends Mar 9 & 10 : Let's Hang On – a Tribute to Frankie Valli Mar 16 & 17 : Rave On – Tribute to Buddy Holly Apr 6 & 7 : Monday, Monday – Tribute to the Mamas & the Papas Apr 13 & 14 : The Baby Boomer Comedy Show

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•100 Years of Art Song : FGCU Bower School of Music Guest Artists Recital. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7851. •All My Raisins in the Son: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Art Walk: Discuss exhibition with artists. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6p. 333-1933. •Art Walk : Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at several galleries & studios. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 610p. Free. 855-732-3836. •ArtCalusa Opening Recept i o n : Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, presentation, meet artists, music by Kat Epple. City Pier Building, 1300 Hendry St, Ft Myers 6:30-9p. Register. 333-1933. •Black Maria Film Festival: Screenings of independent & student films & short on river lawn. Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft, Myers. 7p. 334-7419. •Book Signing: Katie Gardenia. Franklin Shops, 2200 1st St, Ft Myers. 610p. Free. 333-3130. •Bugs Bunny at the Sym phony II: Naples Philharmonic concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-597-1900. •Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival : Kayaking & canoeing, demos, speakers, fishing tournament, relay race, live music, food. Causeway Island Park, 19950 Sanibel Causeway Rd, Sanibel, Evenings: Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel, 20371 Summerlin Rd, Ft Myers. 128:30p. 533-7275. •Florida Everblades vs Orlando: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Harry Cassano Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907.

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•All My Raisins in the Son: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Art in the Park : Art & crafts fair. Exhibits & demos. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 10a-4p. Free. 262-6517. •ArtCalusa Forum: Art Meets Archaeology. Panel discussion, meet artists. City

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The Ars String Quartet performs November 21 at Shell Point retirement community in Fort Myers. Call 454-2067 for information. Pier Building, 1300 Hendry St, Ft Myers. 1-4:30p. Free. Register. 333-1933. •Black Maria Film Festival: Screenings of independent & student films & short. Rush Library auditorium, Edison State College, 8099 College Pkwy. 7p. 3347419. •Bobby Messano Band : Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 9p. No smoking. 693-7111. •Bugs Bunny at the Sym phony II: Naples Philharmonic concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-597-1900. •Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival : Kayaking & canoeing, demos, speakers, fishing tournament, relay race, live music, food. Causeway Island Park, 19950 Sanibel Causeway Rd, Sanibel, Evenings: Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel, 20371 Summerlin Rd, Ft Myers. 9a8:30p. 12-533-7275. •Oktoberfest: german beer, food, entertainment. Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. 7-11p. 514-0084. •Tommy Lee Cook & The Boys of Buckingham: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. Outdoors. 26p. Free. 225-0907.

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•Acoustic Music Concert : Banyan Bluegrass, Captain Joe &the Bottom feeders, Myakka River Band. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 2-5p. 939-2787.

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•Art Buzz Session: Discussion with Peter Sargent, artist & wood sculptor. Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery, 4259 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs. 1-3p. Free. 776-6844. •Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival: Kayaking & canoeing, demos, speakers, fishing tournament, relay race, live music, food. Causeway Island Park, 19950 Sanibel Causeway Rd, Sanibel. 9a3p. 533-7275. •Naples Players’ ETC… Readers’ Theatre: Staged readings, ‘You Call This Love’ theme. Tobye Studio, Sugden Community Center, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 8p. 263-7990. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111. •Prokofiev, Copland & Ginastera: Chamber music concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 3p. 800-597-1900. • T w o T e n o r s : Concert. Shell Point, Village Church, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 6:15p. 454-2147.

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•Nature Journaling: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9-11a. Register. 643-7275. •TGIM: Ft Myers Film Festival screening & discussion. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323.

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•Art Reception : Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 6-8p. Free. 262-6525. •Florida Everblades vs Elmira : Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Harry Connick, Jr : Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-597-1900. •Ikebana Meeting: Japanese Flower Arranging Society. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 9a. 331-3312. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111. •Student Composition Recital : FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 5907851. • A r t A l i v e : Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at dozens of Art Alliance Naples galleries & studios. Naples Art District, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Pine

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•Alla Prima, Alla Fun!: Painting workshop, wine, food. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 68p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Cape Coral Coconut Festi val: Music, entertainment, games, rides, crafts, food, contest. Sun Splash Family Waterpark, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 511p. 573-3123. •FGCU Sanibel Island Writ ers Conference: Workshops, presentations, panels, readings, Craig Finn concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30a-8p. 5907421. •Gallery Talk & Reception: FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. Talk 7p, reception 6-8p. Free. 590-7199. •Naples Int’l Film Festival Opening Night Film & Party: Florida premiere of Hank & Asha, Q & A with filmmakers, after-party, live music. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 775-3456. •Peter Pan: Creative Theater Workshop. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 738-3525. •Pride & Patriotism: Concert. B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 4814849.

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•All Walks of Art Festival: Art exhibits, live entertainment, dancing, poetry, circus side shows, kids activities. Italian American Club 4275 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral. 6-11p. Free. 970-343-2570. •Art Reception: Cape Coral Arts Studio, 4533 Coronado Blvd, Cape Coral. 5-7p. Free. 574-0802. •Cape Coral Coconut Festi val : Travis Tritt concert, fireworks, music, entertainment, games, rides, crafts, food, contest. Sun Splash Family Waterpark, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 5p-12a. 573-3123. •FGCU Sanibel Island Writ ers Conference: Workshops, presentations, panels, readings, Dan Bern concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30a-8p. 5907421. •Florida Everblades vs Elmira : Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Harry Cassano Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907.


•Jazz Ensemble Concert : FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 590-7851. •Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Naples Int’l Film Festival: Independent film screenings. Silverspot Cinema, 9118 Strada Pl, Naples. Films 11:30a-8:30p. 7753456. •Peter Pan: Creative Theater Workshop. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 738-3525. •USO Theme Dance Party: Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 7-10p. 472-2155.

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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. •Art Reception: Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 1-3p. Free. 695-0008. •Backyard Bluesfest : Rex Bongo & the Sophisticated Hippies, Tommy Lee Cook, Albert Castiglia. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 2p. 693-7111. •Basics of Gardening in SWFL: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore

Dr, Naples. 1-5p. Register. 643-7275. •Cape Coral Coconut Festival: Starship concert, fireworks, music, entertainment, games, rides, craf ts, food, contest. Sun Splash Family Waterpark, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 2p-12a. 573-3123. •Cuff Me - The Fifty Shades of Grey Unauthorized Musi cal Parody!: B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. •Family Activity Day: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 1:30-3:30p. Free. 495-8989. •FGCU Sanibel Island Writ ers Conference: Workshops, presentations, panels, readings, Ricard Blanco poetry reading. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30a8p. 590-7421. •Florida Everblades vs Toledo : Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825. •Naples Int’l Film Festival Party : Music & dancing. Bay House restaurant, 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples. 775-3456. •Naples Int’l Film Festival: Independent film screenings. Silverspot Cinema, 9118 Strada Pl, Naples. Panel discussion: First Time Filmmakers 11a, films 11:30a8:30p. 775-3456. •Peter Pan: Creative Theater Workshop. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 738-3525.

•Science & Art Activity Day: Interactive art & science activities & projects. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 1:30-3:30p. Free. 495-8989.

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•Auditions : For Superior Donuts. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 7:30p. 941-488-4033. •Bach & Vivaldi: Chamber music concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 3p. 800-597-1900. •Cape Coral Coconut Festi val: Music, entertainment, games, rides, crafts, food, contest. 12-10p. 573-3123. •FGCU Sanibel Island Writers Conference: Workshops, presentations, panels, readings. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30a-12p. 590-7421. •Film: ‘The Butterfly’ screening & discussion. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •Italian Festival: Music, food, crafts, kids activities. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 11a-5p. 939-2787. •Lee County Community Band Concert: Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. Free. 945-2554. •Left Bank Art Fest at the Esplanade : Art fair. Esplanade Shoppes, 760 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 389-0280.

Artis–Naples presents ‘West Side Story,’ December 26-29. For information, call 800-597-1900. •Naples Concert Band: Concert. Cambier Park, Park St & 6th Ave S, Naples. 2p. Free. 263-9521. •Naples Int’l Film Festival Closing Night Film & Wrap Party: North American premiere of The Girl from Nagasaki, Q & A with filmmakers, after-party, music. Silverspot Cinema, 9118 Strada Pl, Naples. Film 6p, party 8:30p. 775-3456. •Naples Int’l Film Festi val : Independent film screenings. Silverspot Cinema, 9118 Strada Pl, Naples. Award presentation 11a, films 11:30a-8:30p. 7753456. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111.

Wendy Webb & friends perform under a full moon, November 17 at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. Call 395-0900 for information.

•Peter Pan: Creative Theater Workshop. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 738-3525. •Taste of the Islands: Food festival & fundraiser. Dunes Golf & Country Club, 949 Sand Castle Rd, Sanibel. 11a-4p. 472-3644.

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•Elizabeth Kenyon Work shop: Pastels. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9a-4p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Film Premiere : Tough Ain’t Enough. Hosted by Ft Myers Beach Film Fest. Beach Theater, 6425 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 7p. 980-4381. •Ken Hosmer Workshop : Watercolor painting. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9a-4p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Nature Journaling: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9-11a. Register. 643-7275. •TGIM: Ft Myers Film Festival screening & discussion. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323. •USO Show: Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 12p. Free. 2626525.

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•Auditions : For Superior Donuts. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 7:30p. 941-488-4033. •Bach & Vivaldi: Chamber music concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 3p. 800-597-1900. •Elizabeth Kenyon Work shop: Pastels. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9a-4p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Evenings at the Conser vancy: With Joanna Fitzgerald, Wildlife Rehabilitation. NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013

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Conservancy of SWFL, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. 6:30p. Free, reserve. 262-0304. •Ken Hosmer Workshop : Watercolor painting. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9a-4p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Raku & You: Pottery workshop. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 5:30-8:30p. Reserve. 4958989.

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•ARTSalon: Lecture & discussion. Andrew Kurtz, Gulf Coast Symphony. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 4p. 395-0900. •Elizabeth Kenyon Work shop: Pastels. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9a-4p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert: FGCU Bower School of Music. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 590-7851. •Ken Hosmer Workshop : Watercolor painting. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9a-4p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Kenny G : Concert. B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 481-4849. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111. •Side Effects May Include: One-man comedy show. Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 7:30p. 472-2155.

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•All Tchaikovsky: Naples Philharmonic concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800597-1900.


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•All That Jazz: Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra concert with Joe Locke. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 800-597-1900. •Captiva Band with Marty Stokes: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Corkscrew After Hours : Guide & 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. •Elizabeth Kenyon Work shop: Pastels. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9a-4p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Ft Myers Boat Show: Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St, Ft Myers. 10a6p. 800-294-9516. •Harry Cassano Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907. •Ken Hosmer Workshop: Watercolor painting. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9a-4p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Mr Toad’s Mad Adven tures: CFABS Youth Theater. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •Music Walk: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 6-10p. Free. 855-732-3836.

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Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800597-1900. •Art Fair : Outdoor art & crafts exhibit & sale. Along 1st St, downtown Ft Myers. 11a-5p. Free. 337-5050. •Deb & The Dynamics: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. Outdoors. 26p. Free. 225-0907. •Estero Fine Art Show : Miromar Outlets, Corkscrew Rd & I-75. 10a-5p. 941-7553088. •Family Planting Day : Smith Children’s Garden. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9a. 643-7275. •Florida Panther Festival : Exhibits,demos, live animals, music, food, crafts, guide walks, kids activities, presentations. North Collier Park, 15000 Livingston Rd, Naples.10a-4p. Free. •Ft Myers Boat Show: Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St, Ft Myers. 10a6p. 800-294-9516. •Gulf Coast Writers Associ ation Meeting: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers. 10a-12p. Free. 247-4515. •Mr Toad’s Mad Adven tures: CFABS Youth Theater. Centers for the Arts

Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 2 & 7p. 495-8989. •Plant Sale & Garden Mar ket: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9a-2p. Free to plant sale only. 643-7275. •Sing Out! Messiah Festival Workshop: Symphonic Chorale of SWFL concert. Faith United Methodist Church, 15690 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 5605695. •SWFL Symphony: Masterworks concert. BB Mann, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 418-1500. •Symphonic Band/ Wind O r c h e s t r a C o n c e r t : FGCU Bower School of Music. Lamb of God Church, 19691 Cypress View Dr, Ft Myers. 7:30p. Free. 590-7851. •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. 11a4p. Free. 821-1061.

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•Art on the Boulevard: Ft Myers Beach Art Asooc show & sale. 2001 Estero

Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. 11a3p. Free. 463-3909. •Wendy Webb & Friends : Concert. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Reception 7:15p, concert 8p. 3950900. •Bach Ensemble: Concert. Highlights of French Baroque. Grace Lutheran Church, 860 Banyan Blvd, Naples. 7p. 732-1055. •Documentary Film Pre miere: KM (Kentucky Military Institute). Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 7p. 941-4881115. •Estero Fine Art Show : Miromar Outlets, Corkscrew Rd & I-75. 10a-5p. 941-7553088. •Family Fun Day: Games, activities, food, entertainment. Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. 11a-4p. 514-0084. •Ft Myers Boat Show: Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St, Ft Myers. 10a5p. 800-294-9516. •Jazz in the Garden: Alan Darcy Trio. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 11a-2p. 6437275. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641

Florida Repertory Theatre presents ‘My Three Angels’ at the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers, December 3-22. Call 332-4488 for information.

Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111. •Plant Sale & Garden Market: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9a-2p. Free to plant sale only.643-7275. •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. 11a4p. Free. 821-1061.

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•Film: ‘The Italian’ screening & discussion. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •Jazz in the Park : David Pringle Trio. Sugden Park, 4284 Avalon Dr, Naples. 2p. 775-2800. •Nature Journaling: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9-11a. Register. 643-7275. •TGIM: Ft Myers Film Festival screening & discussion. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323. •Wendy Webb & Friends : Concert. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Reception 7:15p, concert 8p. 395-0900.

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•Art Reception : Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 5:30-7p. 417-6310. •Collecting Recollections : Dolly Jacobs, co-founder of Circus Sarasota discusses her family’s and hometown’s circus heritage. Asolo Theater, The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 10:30a. Reserve. 941-359-5700. •Native Butterfly Garden ing: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 12-1p. Register. 643-7275.

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•America Concert: ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Bling It On!: Jewelry demo, food, wine. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 6-8p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Book Signing & Reception: Photographer Alan S Maltz. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 5:308:30p. Free. 262-6525. •Enchanted Evening with Gulfshore Ballet: Saks Fifth

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•A Mark Twain Storybook: Florida Rep Lunchbox children’s theatre. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 11a. 332-4488. •Ars Nova String Trio: Shell Point, The Woodlands, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 7p. 454-2067. •Art & Poetry: Networking. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 8p. 333-1933. •Bach Ensemble: Concert. Highlights of the French Baroque. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 7p. 732-1055. •Melody and Virtuosity : FGCU Bower School of Music Faculty Quintet. FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, music bldg, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 590-7851. •Night Train: Concert. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •Open House : BaileyMatthews Shell Museum:, 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel. 5:30-7:30p. Free. 395-2233 •SWFL Big Band: Concert. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •The Gatlin Show : Live music. Groove Street, 8585 College Pkwy, #300, Ft Myers. 7p. 437-2743.

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•50’s Night with Night Train : Outdoor concert. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •Art Reception : The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 5:30-7:30p. 262-6517. •Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Brushes & Paints Outdoor Art Show: Art fair. Mackie Park, 1361 Andalusia Ter, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 389-0280. •Florida Everblades vs Orlando: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Harry Cassano Band: The


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•Side-by-Side Fall Concert: Naples Philharmonic with Phil Youth Orchestra. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800597-1900. •Sing-Along Messiah: Voices of Naples concert. Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Rd, Naples. 3p. 455-2582.

1st St, downtown Ft Myers. 11a-5p. Free. 337-5050. •Backyard Bluesfest: Tommy Lee Cook & friends, Brian Lee. Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 2p. 6937111.

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•Fun Day for Kids: Guided walks, nature crafts, games. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd, Ft Myers. 8a4:30p. Register. 533-7440. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111.

ONDAY

Benny Golson joins the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra in concert December 11 at Artis-Naples. Call 800-597-1900 for information. Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907. •Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 2823232. •True Story of Cinderella: Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. First Presbyterian Church, 9751 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 7:30p. 288-2525.

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•25th Anniversary Galla : Fire & Ice - Festival of Trees. Cocktails, auction, dinner, party. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 6:30p. 800-5971900. •A Mark Twain Storybook: Florida Rep Lunchbox children’s theatre. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 11a. 332-4488. •Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Beethoven Symphony 5 : Gulf Coast Symphony concert. B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 4814849. •Bird Walk & Talk: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 7:30-10a. Register. 6437275. •Book Signing : Clyde Butcher. Venice Gallery & Studio, 237 Warfield Ave, Venice. 10a-4p. Free. 941486-0811. •Family Activity Day: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd,

Bonita Springs. 1:30-3:30p. Free. 495-8989. •Florida Everblades vs Orlando: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825. •Science & Art Activity Day: Interactive art & science activities & projects. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 1:30-3:30p. Free. 495-8989. •Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ & Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5: Gulf Coast Symphony concert. BB Mann, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700. •SWFL Blues Festival After-Party : Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •SWFL Blues Festival: J o h n n y Wi n t e r, S e n a Ehrhardt, Brandon Santini, Deb & The Dynamics, Stringtown, Belmont & Jones with One String Mitchell. Sun-Splash Water Park, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 12-8:30p. Lawn chairs & blankets allowed, no coolers, umbrellas, pets. 464-0809. •Tellabration : Tamiami Tale Tellers, storytelling group. Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Rd, Ft Myers. 2p. Free. 543-4872.

Carmalita St, Punta Gorda. 4p. 590-7851. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111.

•Nature Journaling: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9-11a. Register. 643-7275. •Paranormal Producer : Staged reading. LaboratoryTheater of Florida: 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 7p. 218-0481. •TGIM: Ft Myers Film Festival screening & discussion. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323.

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

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•Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Book Signing : Clyde B u t c h e r. B i g Cy p r e s s Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Tr, Ochopee. Free. 10a-5p. 941486-0811.

Sena Ehrhardt performs at the Southwest Florida Blues Festival, November 23 in Cape Coral. For information, call 464-0809.

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•Harry Cassano Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907. •Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Sanibel Masters Arts & Crafts Festival : Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 10a-5p. Free. 472-2155.

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•Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Deep Blue: Dance & theater. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 7:30p. 395-0900. •Golden Dragon Acrobats : B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. •Hamlet (solo): Raoul Bhaneja. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Reception 7p, show 8p. 395-0900. •Sanibel Masters Arts & Crafts Festival : Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 10a-5p. Free. 472-2155. •The Nutcracker: Miami City Ballet with Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 2 & 8p. 800-597-1900.

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•Hamlet (solo): Raoul Bhaneja. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 4p. 395-0900. •Jazz in the Garden : Stu Shelton Trio. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 2-4p. 643-7275. •Naples Concert Band: Concert. Cambier Park, Park St & 6th Ave S , Naples. 2p. Free. 263-9521. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-5p. Free. 693-7111. •The Nutcracker : Miami City Ballet with Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 2p. 800-597-1900.

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•FGCU Eaglepalooza: Ludacris, Juicy J, Bubba Sparxx, DJ Rifik. Concert. Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 8p. 948-7825. •Mozart Great Mass in C Minor : FGCU University Choir & Symphony Orchestra concert. Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013

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•Art Reception: Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. 1-3p. Free. 695-0008.

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•Bonnie Raitt : Concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800597-1900. •Film: ‘Seraphine’ screening & discussion. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •Hamlet (solo): Raoul Bhaneja. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •TGIM: Ft Myers Film Festival screening & discussion. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323. •Yanni: Concert. B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 481-4849.

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•Bromeliad Biology & Care: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 10a-12p. Register. 643-7275. •Hamlet (solo): Raoul Bhaneja. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900.

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•Hamlet (solo): Raoul Bhaneja. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Ikebana Meeting : Japanese Flower Arranging Society. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. 9a. 331-3312. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111. •Roses for SWFL: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 12-1p. Register. 643-7275. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 5p. 263-7990. •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. 821-1061.

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•Alla Prima, Alla Fun!: Painting workshop, wine, food. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 68p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Beethoven 7: Naples Phil-

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harmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Gallery Talk & Reception: FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 58p. Free. 590-7199. •Hamlet (solo): Raoul Bhaneja. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 8p. 395-0900. •Secrest Country Day School Chorale Concert : Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 775-2800. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 5p. 263-7990.

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•Art Walk: Receptions, exhibits, demos, live music at several galleries & studios. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 610p. Free. 855-732-3836. •Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Beethoven 7: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Captiva Band with Marty Stokes: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 282-3232. •Christmas Art Perfor mance: Painter Leoma Lovegrove. Franklin Shops, 2200 1st St, Ft Myers. 610p. Free. 333-3130. •Florida Everblades vs Col orado : Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Harry Cassano Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907. •John Nemeth: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 9p. No smoking. 693-7111. •Naples Players’ ETC… Readers’ Theatre: Staged readings of contest winners, ‘An Evening of New Plays’ theme. Tobeye Studio, Sugden Community Center, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 8p, reception after show. 263-7990. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 5p. 263-7990.

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•24-Hour Playwriting Com petition : Laboratory The-

ater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 8p. 2180481. •Art in the Park: Art & crafts fair. Exhibits & demos. The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St, Naples. 10a-4p. Free. 262-6517. •Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Breakfast with Santa : Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. 514-0084. •Breakfast with Santa: Conservancy of SWFL, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. 9 & 11a. Reserve. 262-0304. •Candace Zona & The Certi fied Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. Outdoors. 2-6p. Free. 225-0907. •Deck the Halls Holiday Pops : Gulf Coast Symphony holiday concert with Mark Sanders, George Pellegrino, Kellyn Irish Dancers, Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, and Santa. BB Mann, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 277-1700. •Family Activity Day: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 1:30-3:30p. Free. 495-8989. •Florida Everblades vs Colorado : Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825. •Holiday Favorites Concert: Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers with Gulf Coast Symphony. BB Mann, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers 8p. 288-2535. •Naples Orchid Society’s Plant Doctor: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 1-4p. 643-7275. •Naples Players’ ETC… Readers’ Theatre : Staged readings of contest winners, ‘An Evening of New Plays’ theme. Tobye Studio, Sugden Community Center, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 8p. 263-7990. •Rain Garden & Littoral Plantings : Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 9a12p. Register. 643-7275. •Science & Art Activity Day: Interactive art & science activities & projects. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 1:30-3:30p. Free. 495-8989. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 2p. 263-7990.

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Raoul Bhaneja performs ‘Hamlet’ solo at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel, November 30 - December 5. Call 395-0900 for information.

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•Acoustic Music Concert : Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 2-5p. 939-2787. •Christmas Celebration: Concert. Shell Point, Village Church, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 6:15p. 4542147. •CROW’s Holly Ball: Sanctuary Golf & Country Club, 2801 Wulfert Rd, Sanibel. 6-10p. 472-3644. •Lee County Community Band Concert: Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. Free. 945-2554. •Left Bank Art Fest at the Esplanade : Art fair. Esplanade Shoppes, 760 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 389-0280. •Masters of Bluegrass: Concert. Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, Jerry McCoury. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800597-1900. •Messiah Sing-Along: Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. 4p. 2882535. • N u t c r a c k e r : Gulfshore Ballet. Bishop Verot High School, 5598 Sunrise Dr, Ft Myers. 4p. 590-6191. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-5p. Free. 693-7111. •Spirit of the Gulf: Holiday concert. BB Mann, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 481-4849. •Stanislav Khristenko: Piano concert. BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 3p. 3950900. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!:

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•Christmas Rail Boat Trip: Seminole Gulf Railway, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 3:30p. 275-8487. •Film: ‘Miss Potter’ screening & discussion. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 4958989. •Home for the Holidays : Voices of Naples concert. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Dr, Naples. 7p. Free. 455-2582. •Native Landscaping for SWFL : Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 121p. Register. 643-7275. •Red, White & Rhapsody In Blue: USA Premier of Dick Hyman’s ‘Ragtime’Concerto. Concert. Classic Chamber Concerts. Sugden Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave S, Naples. 8p. 434-8505. •TGIM: Ft Myers Film Festival screening & discussion. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323.

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•Christmas Rail Boat Trip: Seminole Gulf Railway, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 3:30p. 275-8487. •Evenings at the Conser vancy: with Ian Bartoszek, Burmese Python Research in SWFL. Conservancy of SWFL, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. 6:30p. Free, reserve. 262-0304. •Sarah Chang: Concert with Naples Philharmonic. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay

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•All That Jazz: Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra with Benny Golson concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 6 & 8:30p. 800-597-1900. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111.

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•Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Home for the Holidays: Voices of Naples concert. Beach United Methodist Church, 155 Bay Rd, Ft Myers Beach. 7p. Free. 455-2582. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 5p. 263-7990. •The Nutcracker: N Ft Myers Academy for the Arts. B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 7p. 4814849.

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•A Choral Christmas: Naples Philharmonic Chorus & Youth Chorus. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Art Reception: BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. 5:30-7p. Free. 395-0900. •Art Reception: Cape Coral Arts Studio, 4533 Coronado Blvd, Cape Coral. 5-7p. Free. 574-0802.


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•Art Walks the Runway: Art & fashion show. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 7p, runway show 8p. 333-1933. •Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Robert Macomber: Reading and book signing. Bert’s Pine Bay Gallery, 4332 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 5-7p. 283-1335. •Harry Cassano Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907. •JP Soars & The Red Hots: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 9p. No smoking. 693-7111. •Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 2823232. •Paradise Coastmen: Concert. Norris Community Center, Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. 7:30p. 213-3058. •Sounds of Christmas: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 5p. 263-7990.

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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. •Art Walks the Runway: Art & fashion show. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. Cocktails 7p, runway show 8p. 333-1933. •Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 8p. 936-3239. •Bird Walk & Talk: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 7:30-10a. Register. 6437275. •Brushes & Paints Outdoor A r t S h o w : A r t f a i r. Esplanade Shoppes, 760 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 10a-4p. Free. 389-0280. •Curious George & Curious Kids: Concert followed by the premiere of the newest TV episode, meet cast & Curious George. Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. 11a-2p. 514-0084.

•Holiday Pops: SWFL Symphony Pops concert with Symphonic Chorale of SWFL & Gulfshore Ballet. BB Mann, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 4181500. •Mounting Orchids: Class. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 1-2:30p. Register. 643-7275. •Sounds of Christmas: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 2p. 263-7990. •Youth Symphonia Fall Concert: Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 11a. Free. 800-597-1900.

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•Auditions: For Oklahoma. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 7:30p. 941-488-4033. •Becky Shaw: Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 2p. 936-3239. •Beethoven & Mozart: Chamber music concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 3p. 800597-1900. •Christmas Concert: Ft Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 6p. 288-2535. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-5p. Free. 693-7111. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 6p. 263-7990.

15101 Shell Point Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 418-1500. •Jazz in the Park : Jerry Stawaski Quartet. Sugden Park, 4284 Avalon Dr, Naples. 2p. 775-2800. •Michael McDonald: Christmas concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 7p. 800-597-1900. •TGIM: Ft Myers Film Festival screening & discussion. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323.

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•Beethoven & Mozart: Chamber music concert. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 3p. 800597-1900. Christmas Rail Boat Trip: •C Seminole Gulf Railway, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 3:30p. 275-8487.

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•Bling It On!: Jewelry demo, food, wine. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 6-8p. Reserve. 495-8989. •Christmas Spectacular: Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 8p. 772-5862. •Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275. •Open Stage Jams: Buck-

ingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 8-10p. Free. 693-7111. •Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800597-1900.

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•A Christmas Carol: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 7p. 941-4881115. •Art Fair: Outdoor art & crafts exhibit & sale. Along 1st St, downtown Ft Myers. 11a-5p. Free. 337-5050. •Christmas Spectacular: Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 8p. 772-5862. •Holiday Pops: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900. •Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275. •Open House Holiday Showcase: Gulfshore Ballet, 2155 Andrea Lane, Ft Myers. 4-6p. Free. 5906191. •SWFL Big Band Dinner & Dancing Under the Stars: Outdoor concert. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •The Four Freshmen: Con-

cert. Shell Point, Village Church, 1501 Shell Pt Blvd, Ft Myers. 7:30p. 454-2067. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 5p. 263-7990.

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•A Christmas Carol: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 7p. 941-4881115. •A Very Special Christmas: Boys on First and the Hot Flashz concert. Franklin Shops, 2200 1st St, Ft Myers. 7-10p. Free. 3333130. •Christmas Spectacular: Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 8p. 772-5862. •Corkscrew After Hours: Guide & 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. •Florida Everblades vs Greenville: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7:30p. 948-7825. •Harry Cassano Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907. •Holiday Pops: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900.

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•Music Walk: Live music & dancing at several cafes, clubs & galleries. Downtown Ft Myers’ historic River District. 6-10p. Free. 855-732-3836. •Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 5p. 263-7990.

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•Florida Everblades vs Greenville: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero. 7p. 948-7825. •A Christmas Carol: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 2 & 7p. 941488-1115. •Art Fair: Outdoor art & crafts exhibit & sale. Along 1st St, downtown Ft Myers. 11a-5p. Free. 337-5050. •Christmas Spectacular : Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 8p. 772-5862. •Family Activity Day: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 1:30-3:30p. Free. 495-8989. •Frosty Swamp Stomp: Holiday cabaret & auction fundraiser. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 8p. 333-1933. •Greet the Light Winter

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents ‘Cats’ thru November 23. For information, call 278-4422.

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•A Spectacular Evening Of Russian Vocal Music: State Capella of Russia concert. Classic Chamber Concerts. Sugden Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave S, Naples. 8p. 4348505. •Christmas Rail Boat Trip: Seminole Gulf Railway, 2805 Colonial Bovd, Ft Myers. 3:30p. 275-8487. •Film: ‘Camille Claudel’ screening & discussion. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7p. 495-8989. •Holiday Pops: SWFL Symphony Pops concert with Symphonic Chorale of SWFL & Gulfshore Ballet. Village Church, Shell Point retirement community, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013

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Solstice : Celebration of start of NOWHERE experience. Live entertainment, food, drinks. John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art courtyard, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 7-11p. 941359-5700. •Holiday Pops: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 2 & 8p. 800597-1900. •Naples Orchid Society’s Plant Doctor: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 1-4p. 643-7275. •Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275. •Science & Art Activity Day: Interactive art & science activities & projects. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 1:30-3:30p. Free. 495-8989. •The Nutcracker Goes Pop!: Naples Players’ KidzAct Tobye Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 2p. 263-7990.

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•A Christmas Carol: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 2p. 941-4881115. •Christmas Spectacular: Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 3p. 772-5862. •Holiday Pops: Naples Philharmonic concert. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 2p. 800-5971900. •Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 643-7275. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-5p. Free. 693-7111.

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•Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275. •TGIM: Ft Myers Film Festival screening & discussion. Davis Art Center, 2301 1st St, Ft Myers. 6:30p. 810-6323.

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•Harry Cassano Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 7:30-10p. 225-0907. •Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz: Bert’s Bar & Grill, 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. 7:30p. 2823232. •Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275. •Red - Tribute to Red Skel ton: Comedy. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115. •West Side Story: ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 8p. 800-5971900.

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•Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275. •Red - Tribute to Red Skelton: Comedy. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115. •The Lauren Mitchell Band: The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens, 5051 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. Outdoors. 2-6p. Free. 2250907. •West Side Story: ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 2 & 8p. 800597-1900.

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•Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275. •Open Stage Jams: Buckingham Blues Bar, 5641 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. 3-5p. Free. 693-7111. •Red, Hot & Blue: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115.

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•Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: BB Mann, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 8p. 481-4849. •Night Lights in the Garden: Decorated lighted gardens, live music, family activities, treats. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6-8:30p. 6437275.. •Red, Hot & Blue: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115.

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•A Viennese New Year’s Eve: Naples Philharmonic concert & reception. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 9p. 800-5971900. •Red, Hot & Blue: Concert. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 8p. 941-488-1115.

ongoing theater •A Christmas Carol: Dec 1321. LaboratoryTheater of Florida: 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 218-0481. •A Christmas Carol: Dec 1922. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 941488-1115. •Absalom: Thru Nov 24. Marco Players. Marco Town Center Mall, 1055 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 6427270. •Afterlife of The Rich and Famous: Thru Nov 2. Let’s Put On A Show Productions. Golden Gate Community Center. 4701 Golden Pkwy, Golden Gate. 3989192. •All My Raisins in the Son: thru Nov 2. Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 936-3239. •Away in the Basement - A Church Basement Ladies Christmas: Nov 7 - Dec 25. Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •Babes in Toyland: Dec 623. Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •Becky Shaw: Nov 22 - Dec

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15. Theatre Conspiracy. Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 9363239. •Blame It On Beckett: Nov 1-17. Island Theater Company. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 394-0080. •Cactus Christmas: Nov 29 - Dec 8. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 7725862. •Cats: thru Nov 23. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •Cheaper By The Dozen: Nov 15-24. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 7725862. •Christmas Spectacular: Dec 18-22. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 7725862. •Collected Stories: Nov 6 Dec 7. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 3324488. •David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries: Dec 18-29. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488. •Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune: Nov 8-23. LaboratoryTheater of Florida: 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. 218-0481. •Hairspray: Nov 12 – Dec 8. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 941488-1115. •Hamlet (solo): Nov 30 Dec 5. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 395-0900. •Holiday Spectacular: Dec 19-31. Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. 395-0900. •How I Became a Pirate: Thru Nov 22. Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •I Love You, You’re Per fect, Now Change: Nov 1-24. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 941488-1115. •I’ve Got Rhythm: Thru Nov 3. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. 7725862. •Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol: Dec 6-22. Gulfshore Playhouse. Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples. 866-811-4111. •Love, Loss & What I Wore: Nov 14-17. Royal Palm Players. 333 Park Ave, Boca Grande. 941-964-2670. •My Three Angels: Dec 322. Florida Rep. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 332-4488.

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•Nutcracker’s Final Cur tain: Nov 29 - Dec 24. Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487. •Our Town: Nov 27 - Dec 21. Blackburn Hall. Naples Players. Blackburn Hall. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 263-7990. •Social Security: Thru Nov 20. Florida Repertory Theatre. Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. 3324488. •Something Intangible: Nov 1-24. Gulfshore Playhouse. Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples. 866-811-4111. •South Pacific: Dec 28 Feb 15. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 2784422. •Swingin’ Christmas: Nov 28 - Dec 25. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 278-4422. •The Great American Trailer Park Musical: Thru Nov 2. Naples Players. Blackburn Hall. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 263-7990. •The Marvelous Won derettes: Dec 6-22. Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. 941-488-1115.

•The Mystery of Irma Vep: Thru Nov 23. Naples Players. Tobee Studio. Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 263-7990. •The Not So Great Train R o b b e r y E n c o r e : Dec 26 Feb 2. Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 2758487. •The Not So Great Train Robbery: Fri & Sat thru Nov 23. Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487. •Three Wise Men & a Baby: Dec 5-8. Island Theater Company. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. 394-0080. • W e W i l l R o c k Y o u : Dec 17-22. B.B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. 81-4849. •West Side Story: Dec 2639. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 2 & 7p. 800-597-1900. •Whaaa-Hoooo Murders: Wed & Thu thru Nov 28. Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. 275-8487. •You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!: Thru Nov 2. Off

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THEATERS •Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre: 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Thru Nov 23: Cats. Nov 28 - Dec 25: Swingin’ Christmas. Dec 28 - Feb 15: South Pacific. 2784422. •Broadway Palm Chil dren’s Theatre: 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. How I Became a Pirate: Oct 25 Nov 22. Babes in Toyland: Dec 6-23. 278-4422. •Cultural Park Theater: 528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. Thru Nov 3: I’ve Got Rhythm. Nov 15-24: Cheaper By The Dozen. Nov 29 - Dec 8: Cactus Christmas. Dec 18-22: Christmas Spectacular. 772-5862. •FGCU TheatreLab: Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Ft Myers. 590-7268. •Florida Repertory The atre: Arcade Theatre, 2267 1st St, Ft Myers. Thru Nov 20 : Social Security. Nov 6 Dec 7 : Collected Stories. Dec 3-22 : My Three Angels. Dec 18-29 : David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries. 332-4488. •Herb Strauss Theater: 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Nov 30 - Dec 5: Hamlet (solo). Dec 19-31: Holiday Spectacular. 3950900. •Naples Players: Sugden Theater, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. Thru Nov 2: The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Thru Nov 23: The Mystery of Irma Vep. Nov 27 – Dec 21: Our Town. 263-7990. •Off Broadway Palm The ater: 1380 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers. Thru Nov 2: You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Nov 7 - Dec 25: Away in the Basement - A Church Basement Ladies Christmas. 278-4422. •The LaboratoryTheater of Florida: 1634 Woodford Ave, Ft Myers. Nov 8-23: Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Dec 13-21: A Christmas Carol. 218-0481. •Theatre Conspiracy: Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Thru Nov 2: All My Raisins in the Son. Nov 22 - Dec 15: Becky Shaw. 936-3239. •TheatreZone: G & L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Rd, Naples. 888-966-3352. •Venice Theatre: 140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice. Nov 124: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.Nov 12 -

Lynne Berreitter’s work is on view, December 6-30, at the Arts for ACT Gallery in downtown Fort Myers. Call 939-2553 for information. Dec 8: Hairspray. Dec 6-22: The Marvelous Wonderettes. Dec 19-22: A Christmas Carol. 941-488-1115.

exhibitions •Alliance for the Arts: 10091 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Nov 1-15: Honor, Country & Herosim. Dec 628: Rejectamenta. 9392787. •Art Council of Southwest Florida Co-Op Gallery : Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero. Tue-Thu & Sat 11a-6p, Sun 12-5p. Free. 466-1947. •Art Gallery Old Naples 2: Crayton Cove, 1187 8th St S, Naples. 560-9569. •Art League of Fort Myers: 1451 Monroe St, Ft Myers. Nov 1-29: Giving Thanks. Jan 3-31: Fresh Start. MonFri, 11a-3p. 275-3970. •ArtiCulture Art Gallery & Tattoo Studio: 1529 Lee St, Ft Myers. Daily 10a-2a. 339-7665. •Arts For ACT Gallery: 2265 First St, Ft Myers. Nov 1 - Dec 2: Stephen GrayBlancett, Bill Hofer, Michael Pohlman. Dec 630: Lynn Berreitter, Pam Broderson, Carol Anfinsen, Alisha Kotani. Mon-Sat 11a4:30p, 1st & 3rd Fri 11a-10p. Call for Sat hrs. Free. 3375050. •The Baker Museum: ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. An Ear for Music, an Eye for Art – The Ahmet Ertegun Collection: thru Dec 29; Papiers a la Mode – The Exquisite Art of

Isabelle de Borchgrave: thru Jan 12; Connected and Disconnected – The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont: thru Feb 16; Sculpture Artist in Residence – Lothar Nickel: thru Jul 6; Schrenk Student Photo Exhibit: thru Nov 10. Jan 25 - May 18. Tue-Sat 10a-4p & Sun 12-4p. 597-1900. •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 Nov 30: Int’l Society of Experimental Artists & Nat’l Watercolor Society Exchange Exhibit. Dec 4 Jan 15: Sanibel-Captiva Art league, Big & Small - Buy It Off the Wall. Mon-Sat 1-4p. 395-0900. •BIG ARTS on Periwinkle Gallery : 2244 Periwinkle Rd, Sanibel. Mon-Fri, 9a4p. 472-9700. •Bob Rauschenberg Gallery: Edison State College, 8099 College Pkwy, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri 10a-4p & Sat 11a3p. Free. 489-9313. •Cape Coral Art League: 516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral. Nov 7-30: Happy Hour . Mon-Fri 1-4p. 772-5657. •Cape Coral Arts Stu dio: 4533 Coronado Pkwy in Rubicond Park, Cape Coral. Nov 8-26: 2D-3D x 4D. Dec 6-26: American Beauty. Mon-Thu 9a-9p, Fri & Sat 9a-4p. 574-0802. •Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs: 26100 Old

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•The von Liebig Art Center: 585 Park St, Naples. Thru Nov 9: Show of Show exhibition. Nov 23 - Jan 18: Joan Brechin Sonnenberg - The Middle Point. Nov 23 - Jan 11: Breaking Through with Color - Artists Reveal the Power of Color, Members Show Florida Inspiration. Mon-Sat 10a-4p. 262-6517. •Tower Gallery: 751 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel. Daily 10a9p. 472-4557. •Union Artists Studios : Alliance of the Arts campus, 10051 McGregor Blvd, #202, Edwards Bldg, Ft Myers. 826-3861. •Unit A Art Space: Marcus Jansen, 1922 Evans Ave, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri 10a-3p. Receptions first Fri of month. New works by Marcus Jansen. 849-7772. •Vallez Studio : Crayton Cove, 784 12th Ave S, Naples. 262-0381. •Vavrina Art Gallery: 12581 New Brittany Blvd, Ft Myers. Open by appt. 936-0305. •Vino’s Picasso: 15250 S. Tamiami Tr, #109, Ft Myers. Tue-Fri 2:30-9:30p, Sat 12-9:30p. 288-6953. •Visual Arts Center: 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda . Mon-Fri, 9a-4p & Sat 10a2p. 951-639-8810. •Watson MacRae Gallery : 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Nov: Anniversary Exhibit - The Past 5 Years. Dec: Little Worlds, Master Painters. Mon-Sat 10:30a5p. 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 RecordSized Shells. Open Daily 10a-5p. 395-2233. •The Baker Museum: ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. An Ear for Music, an Eye for Art – The Ahmet Ertegun Collection: thru Dec 29; Papiers a la Mode – The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave: thru Jan 12; Connected and Disconnected – The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont: thru Feb 16; Sculpture Artist in Residence – Lothar Nickel: thru Jul 6; Schrenk Student Photo Exhibit: thru Nov 10. Jan 25 - May 18. Tue-Sat 10a-4p & Sun 12-4p. 597-1900.

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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. Tue-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. 9850080. 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

•Burroughs Home & Gar dens: 2505 First St, Ft 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. 5140084. •Collier County Museum: 3301 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. Thru Jan 15: Cuba, the Natural Beauty - The Expedition of Clyde Butcher. Educational programs,

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Wed, 2pm. Mon-Fri, 9a-5p. & Sat 9a-4p. 774-8476. •Conservancy of SWFL : 1495 Smith Preserve Way off Goodlette Frank Rd. 9:30a-4:30p. 430-2466. •Corkscrew Swamp Sanc tuary: 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. Tue-Sun 10a-4p. 472-3644. •Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge: One

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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’devours. 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

Wildlife Dr, Sanibel . Sunrise -sunset. 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. •Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL : Sandalwood Square, 4760 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Thru Dec 1: What the Soldiers Brought Home. TueSun, 1-4p. Guided Tours: 1:30p. 263-9200. •Imaginarium Science Cen ter: 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. Mon-Fri 9a-5p. 658-2466. •Marco Island Historical Museum: 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island. Thru Dec 28: The Everglades Art of Hannah Ineson. Tue-Sat 9a-4p. 642-1440.

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•Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium : 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Eco-boat tours daily. Immersion Cinema. Daily, 10a-5p. 941-388-4441. •Museum of Medical His tory: Edison State College, 1099 College Pkwy, bldg AA room 178, Ft Myers. Mon-Fri 10a-2p. Free. 4899208. •Museum of the Ever glades: 105 W Bwy, Everglades City. Art of Everglades City School thru Sep 3. Tue-Fri 9a-5p & Sat 9a-4p. 695-0008. •Museum of the Islands: 5728 Sesame, Pine Island Center. Nov 5-30: Everglades Photography by Canoe. Dec 2-28: Greetings from Florida by Myra Roberts . 283-1525. •Naples Botanical Garden: 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. Night Lights in the Garden: Dec 18-23 & 26-30, 6-8:30p. Free Master Gardener’s Plant Clinic Thu 9a-12p & 14p. Tai Chi in the Garden: Thu 10a. WONDER Program in Smith Children’s Garden: Sat 10:30a. Yoga in the Gar-


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den: Sun 10a. Dogs in the Garden Walk: Tue & Thu 8a. Daily 9a-5p, Tue 8a-5p. 643-7275. •Naples Depot Museum: 1051 Fifth Ave S, Naples. Nov 4 - Jan 6: The Art of Jerry Vallez - Naples Lasting Legacy. Mon-Fri 9a-5p & 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. Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage: Nov 12 - Dec 31, Tue & Wed 1-4p & Thu-Sat 1-8p 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. Mythic Creatures of China - thru Jul 28; Circus Moderns - thru Sep 16, American Moderns - thru Sep 8; Witness to War: WWII Photographs from the Collections of Veterans thru Oct 27; Sarasota School of Architecture thru Oct 27; Picturing Ceylon – thru Jan 5. Nov 18 Jun 29: The Philip & Nancy Kotler Glass Collection. Nov 23 - Mar 9: Optical Impulses. Nov 23 - Mar 9: Unfamiliar Realities. Ongoing: New Acquisitions, 20th Century Abstract Art from the Ringling Collection & Vaults, John Ringling’s Asian & Cypriot Art. Circus Museum: Thru Feb 4: Wild West. Gardens of Ringling guided tour: Thu 10:30a. Daily 10a-5p, Thu

10a-8p. 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 941-359-5700. •Rookery Bay Environmen tal Learning Center: 300 Tower Rd, Naples. Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida – thru Nov 14. Nov 19 - Jan 30: Painting Exhibit. Daily programs: 11a & 2p. Guided kayak trips Tue & Th 10a & 1p. Mon-Fri 9a-4p Jul-Sep. 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 Jan 11: 20th Century Seminole Experience - Paintings from the Florida Indian Tribes. Guided Downtown walking tours. Tue-Sat 10a5p. 321-7430. •Williams Academy Black History Museum: Clemente Park, 1936 Henderson Ave, Ft Myers. 332-8778.

live music •1st Danz: 12901 McGregor Blvd #10, Ft Myers. Wed: Swing Dance Party 8-11p; Thu: Live Dance Band: Cindy-Lee & John Chapman Trio Thu 8-11p; Fri: Authentic Argentine Tango Party 811p. 931-3269. •Bert’s Bar & Grill: 4271 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha. Live music. Tue: Scotty Bryan 6:30p, Thu: Deb &

The Dynamics 7:30p. Dec 6: Captiva Band w Marty Stokes, Dec 13 & 27: Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz 7:30p, Dec 28: Gary & Kerri 7p, Dec 8 & 22: Gary & Kerri 3p. 282-3232. •Big Game Waterfront Grill: 2200 Main St, Ft Myers Beach. Live music Sun-Fri 4-6p, Fri & Sat 7-10p. 4633043. •Brew Babies Garden Bistro: 1520 Lafayette St, Cape Coral. Live music Wed-Sun 7-10p, jam sessions Sun 5422224. •Buckingham Blues Bar: 5641 Buckingham Rd., Ft Myers. Open jams Wed 8-11p & Sun 3-6p. Free. Live music Fri & Sat 9p-12a, Backyard BluesFest, selected Sat 111p. 693-7111. •Buddha Bar & Grill: 12701 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Live music Wed-Sun. 4828565. •C-Grape Coffee & Wine Bar: 4450 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Live music Fri & Sat 7-10p. 221-7388. •City Tavern: 2206 Bay St, Ft Myers. Live music ThuSat. 226-1133. •Cottage Bar: 1270 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Live music nightly. 765-5440. •Freds Food, Fun & Spirits!: 2700 Immokalee Rd., Naples. Live music WedSun. 431-7928. •Hotel Indigo: 1520 Broadway, Ft Myers. Wed: Open Mic. 337-3446. •Laugh-In Comedy Café: College Pkwy Shopping Center at College Pkwy & Winkler Rd, Ft Myers. Live comedy Fri & Sat. 479LAFF. •Morgan House: 33 Patio DeLeon, Ft Myers. Live music Thu-Sat 6-10p. 337-3377.

•Paradise Tiki Hut : 1502 Miramar St, Cape Coral. Live music nightly. 542-1988. •Parrot Key Caribbean Grill: 2500 Main St, Ft Myers Beach. Live music nightly 710p. 463-3257. •Red Rock Saloon : 2278 First St, Ft Myers. Live music Tue, Fri, Sat. 6898667. •Reserve Cigar & Wine Bar: 10950 S. Cleveland Ave, Ft Myers. Live music Fri & Sat. 210-0300. •RJ’s Bar & Grill: 1475 N. Tamiami Tr, N.Ft Myers. Live music nightly. 9979600. •Roadhouse Café: 15660 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers. Live music. 415-4375. •Sneaky Pete’s: 3465 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Live music nightly. 4988887. •The Dek Bar: 4704 SE 15 Ave, Cape Coral. Live music nightly. 542-3745. •The Hut at the Peace Tropical Gardens: 5150 Buckingham Rd, Ft Myers. Fri: Harry Cassano Band 7:30-10p. Live music ThuSun. 225-0907. •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: Live music. 16230 Summrlin Rd, Ft Myers .225-9226.

parks ‘The Art of Jerry Vallez – Naples’ Lasting Legacy’ is on view at the Naples Depot Museum, November 4 - January 6. Call 262-6525 for information.

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•Bonita Beach Park: 27954 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs. 533-7444. •Bowditch Point Regional Park: 50 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Guided 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 Trail), S Naples. Sat - guided walks 10a. Free. Hiking trail, selfguided boardwalk nature trail, exhibits, camping, fishing, boating canoeing. 3943397. •Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: 11135 Gulfshore

Dr, Naples. Beach, fishing, picnic areas. 597-6196. •Estero Park: 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 248-1609. •Everglades National Park: Gulf Coast Visitor Center, 815 Oyster Bar Ln, Everglades City. 9a-4:30p. 695-3311. •Hickeys Creek Mitigation Park: 17980 Palm Beach Blvd, Alva. Guided walks 1st Tue 9a. 693-2690. •Koreshan State Historic Site State Park: US Hwy 41 & Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 9920311. •Lakes Regional Park: 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Ft Myers. Holiday Express Festival of Lights - Dec 16-23 & 27-30, Mon-Fri 10a-2p, Sat & Sun 10-4p. 533-7575. •Lovers Key State Park: South of Ft Myers Beach. 463-4588. •Lynn Hall Park: 950 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. Laughter Yoga - Fri 8a. 229-7356. •Manatee Park: 10901 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft Myers. Daily: All About Manatees, daily, 11a & 2p, Fri 11a. 8a-sundown. 690-5030. •Matanzas Pass Preserve: 119 Bay Rd, Ft Myers Beach. Guided walks - Thu 9:30a. 707-3015. •Myakka River State Park: 13207 SR 72, Sarasota. Canoeing, camping, wildlife tours by air-boat & tram, scenic drive, guided walks. 361-6511. •North Collier Regional Park: 15000 Livingston Rd, Naples. 252-4060. •North Ft Myers Park: 2021 N Tamiami Tr, N Ft Myers. Yoga - Wed 6p. 652-4512. •Rutenberg Park Eco- Living Center: ‘Florida-Friendly’ Garden/ Landscape Workshops: Wed 10:30-11:30a. Free. 533-7515. •Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Ft Myers. Guided walks: daily 9a. Free. 5337550. •Veterans Park: 55 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres. 3691521. •Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park: 16730 Bass Rd, Ft Myers. Mon-Thu: Flow Yoga & Mat Pilates 9a. Tue: Yoga & Meditation 4:30p. Wed: Tai chi 1p. Wed: Laughter Yoga 6:30p. Classes free. 4322154.

FARMERS MARKETS TUESDAY •Surfside Sunset Market: Shops at Surfside, 2408 Surfside Blvd, Cape Coral. 4-8p Nov-Apr. 549-6900.

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WEDNESDAY • B o n i t a S p r i n g s Riverside Farmers Market: Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 7a-1p NovApr. 389-6901 Marco Island Farmers •M Market: Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave & Elkcam Cir, Marco Island. 7:30a-1:30p Nov-Apr. 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. FRIDAY •Bonita Springs Fresh Food Market: Imperial Pkwy & Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 7:30a-1p 691-9249. •Lakes Park Farmers Mar ket: 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Ft Myers. 9a-1p Nov-Apr. 6919249. •Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market: 1st St & 2nd St, under Sky Bridge, Ft Myers Beach. 7:30-11:30a. 765-0202. •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., Fort Myers. 9a-1p. 939-2787. •Bonita Springs Farmers Market: The Promenade Shoppes, US 41 & Bonita Bay Blvd, Bonita Springs. 7a-12p. 495-8464. •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. 8a-1p 594-9358. •Shoppes at Vanderbilt Farmers Market: Collection at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples. 8a2p. 273-2350. •Third Street Farmer’s Market: Third St S & Gordon Dr, Naples. 7:3011:30a. SUNDAY •Green Market 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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