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Publisher’s Spotlight

Moving forward

So many of us are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma and may be for quite some time. Whether we experienced power outages, loss of business, flooding, structural damages or personal harm, we know the impacts of this terrible storm could have been much worse. In the months ahead, we will all need to find some level of normalcy in our lives again. For some it may take longer than others. Nonetheless, we the residents and businesses of Southwest Florida will endure and move forward. We are blessed to be able to call Southwest Florida our home. It is a little bit of paradise here, and we are a destination for hundreds of thousands of visitors from other geographies. People come to our beautiful area of the world to escape their daily routines and experience all the glorious beaches and attractions that we have to offer. With that said, it is time for us to pick up the pieces and prepare for a new season of tourists, visitors and winter residents. We need them more than ever as we rebuild our tourism economy together. We offer so many levels of entertainment here in Southwest Florida. We have so many fine theatre groups, orchestras, fine art, comedy clubs, restaurants and musical talent here. Additionally, we boast some of the finest festivals that promote fine art, great food and live music. Yes, we need our snowbirds to return in record numbers and help rebuild our economy, but we also need to take a little time for ourselves and make sure we get some time to enjoy some of our own entertainment. It is because of all the great arts and entertainment offerings in Southwest Florida that Happenings Magazine has been fortunate enough to be published the past 22 years. So, take a moment and read through the magazine and see the wonderful opportunities for all of us to take a little time for ourselves. Together, we will make it through this storm. Kathy and I would like to thank everyone for their kind words,

generosity and encouragement through all of this. Our clients, partners and friends have been most kind as we rebuild from our losses during this storm. And to our readers, we truly appreciate your loyalty to Happenings Magazine and to our sister publication, Lee County Family News. We are grateful for your support, and we look forward to our future together.

On stage

Well, our season of theatre, music and art is upon us. The options for exceptional entertainment are plenty. Just in the world of live theatre, here’s what is going on in our own backyard: Florida Repertory Theatre gives us Outside Mullingar now through Oct. 22, and Sylvia is on stage again from Oct. 27 through Nov. 15. In Cape Coral,The Brooklyn Boys Revue will be presented Oct. 13 - 22 at Cultural Park Theater. The Naples Players begin their season with She Kills Monsters from Oct. 11 - Nov. 5 and also Maples & Vine from Oct. 25 through Nov. 19. Also in Naples, Gulfshore Playhouse starts its new season with Paradise Oct. 14 - 29 at The Norris Center. Groovin the 60s & 70s Musical continues at the Broadway Palm until Oct. 7. Then on Oct. 12, Pippin begins its run through Nov. 18. Meanwhile, the female version of The Odd Couple continues through Oct. 29 in the off Broadway Palm Theatre. The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents Veronica’s Room on stage Oct. 20 through Nov. 4. The Servant of Two Masters is on stage Oct. 27 through Nov. 5 at FGCU TheatreLab. In LaBelle, Firehouse Community Theatre is staging Sex Please, We’re Sixty Oct. 27 through Nov. 5. If theatre is not your game, there are so many other options. What ever you choose, please take time to laugh and enjoy life. Rock on,

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What’s Inside

Theatre

pages 6 - 15

Veronica’s Room, Sylvia, Pippin

Music

pages 16 - 27

Symphony tribute to Beatles, Oktoberfest

In Concert

pages 28 - 31

Chris Janson, Newsboys, Village People

Art

pages 32 - 37

Arts on Tap, DAAS Gallery, Naples Art Assoc

River District

pages 40 - 43

Davis Art Center, ACT Gallery, Car cruise-in

Comedy Clubs

page 44

Comedy club schedules for October

Dining

pages 46 - 47

Twisted Vine Bistro and 12 others

Calendar

pages 44 - 47

October cultural events in SW Florida

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Florida Rep opens with Outside Mullingar

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Florida Repertory Theatre has opened its 20th anniversary season with Outside Mullingar, a delightful romantic comedy by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Winning author of Doubt and Moonstruck. The production runs in the ArtStage Studio Theatre now to Oct. 22. Outside Mullingar unfolds in the picturesque, Irish countryside and follows the unlikely romance of two lovable misfits. Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon are farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, old family rivalries, and their own romantic fears before they can find happiness. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, John Patrick Shanley’s tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love. "This is the perfect play to open our 20th season," said producing artistic director Robert Cacioppo. "Not only is it a masterfully written love story, but it brings together some of Florida Rep's most beloved ensemble members both onstage and in the creative team. This play is witty, charm-

ing and was written by one of the best American writers working today. You are in for a treat." Outside Mullingar features Florida Rep ensemble members Rachel Burttram, Brendan Powers and Viki Boyle, as well as guest artist, Martin LaPlatney, who returns after appearing in Florida Rep's nationally acclaimed production of One Slight Hitch in 2016. Longtime ensemble members, Burttram and Powers worked together for the first time in Florida Rep's 2008 production of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt and have been seen numerous times since. Burttram was last seen in Best of Enemies and The House of Blue Leaves, and Powers in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Mousetrap. Viki Boyle returns after appearances in To Kill a Mockingbird and Over the River and Through the Woods. Chris Clavelli, another longtime ensemble member, directs the production after past successes with Florida Rep's nationally acclaimed productions of The Cocktail Hour, The House of Blue Leaves and One Slight Hitch. Clavelli is joined by an expert

Rachel Burttram and Brendan Powers in Outside Mullingar. Photo by Bryelle Dafeldecker team of designers including ensemble set designer Ray Recht (The Cocktail Hour), costume designer Alexandria Vazquez (Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End", ensemble lighting designer Todd O. Wren (Too Marvelous For Words", sound designer John Kiselica (Shear Madness) and ensemble production stage manager Janine Wochna (To Kill a Mockingbird). Outside Mullingar plays in the ArtStage Studio Theatre through Oct. 22. Performances are Tuesday -Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday -Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on Thursday, Sunday and select

Saturdays at 2 p.m. Priced at $55/$45 and $35/$25 for previews, single tickets are on sale through the box office at 239-332-4488 and online at www.floridarep.org. Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 season offer the best seats and the biggest savings, and packages start as low as $150 for six plays. Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre and the ArtStage Studio Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson & Hendry with limited free parking in the Fort Myers River District.

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Cultural Park Theater has music, comedy & more this October

By Michael Moran Brooklyn Boys Revue will be performed at Cultural Park Theater Oct. 13-22 as rock and roll legends of the 1950s come to life in this extravaganza that will leave you calling for more. The story is inspired by the actual experience of a musician, Frank Fazioli, reminiscing about all the time he spent at an after-hours diner in Brooklyn, New York. This trip down memory lane will be sure to have you tapping your feet and singing along to all your favorite tunes from way back when. Next, it was 60 years ago this year that the Rosen brothers came and purchased the land we now share as our home in Cape Coral. Our city has so much to be proud of as we grew into the Rosen brothers dream come true. In honor of this milestone, the public is invited to join us and celebrate Cape Coral's 60th anniversary at Cultural Park Theatre on Oct. 28. Enjoy a reception, silent auction, historic displays of the Rosen brothers, furnished by the Cape Coral Historical Society, followed by our cast in a concert performance of the comedy "The Wizard of Tarpon Point," written by local playwright Norman Marcus. The show takes a look back at the city we love with song parodies and a fun adventure as the plays heroines

try to save the cities Yacht Club from being transformed to a nude beach and gambling casino, as they discover the magic of Cape Coral, even with its weird regulations and all. The reception and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the performance to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for this wonderful evening are $20; with all the proceeds going to support the Cultural Park Theater and the Historical Society & Museum. Tickets for this event may be purchased at the Cultural Park Theater Box Office at 239-772-5862 or the Cape Coral Historical Society & Museum at 239-772-7037. This special evening and performance will be sponsored by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation & Culliton Family. Also get your tickets soon for The Ultimate Rat Pack Tribute as we return to our concert season. Take a trip back to the exciting atmosphere of Rat Pack era Las Vegas with music, comedy and the camaraderie of three legendary friends that made history on the stage of a Las Vegas showroom. This popular Rat Pack tribute show is performed by America's three most sought-after Rat Pack impersonators. The Rat Pack tribute will be on stage for limited performances on Nov. 3, 4 and 5. Reminder: Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday is at 3 p.m. Call our box office at 239-772-5862 for tickets. Cultural Park Theater is located at 528 Cultural Park Blvd. in Cape Coral. Michael Moran is executive director of the Cultural Park Theatre Company.

Paradise starts new season for Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples opens its new season with Paradise. Paradise by Laura Maria Censabella will be performed Oct. 14 – 29 at the Norris Center. Is love a science? Fresh from its world premiere and Gulfshore Playhouse’s Fourth Annual New Works Festival, Paradise explores matters of love, faith, and culture. Two worlds collide as Yasmeen, an ambitious student at an inner city high school, entreats her irascible science teacher, an ex-professor with a mysterious past, to embark on a neurological study, which leads to questions and challenges that lie at the heart of our own identity, cultural expectations, and personal desires. “With time-tested classics, hilarious new comedies, and important new works, this year’s season has something for everyone,” said Gulfshore Playhouse’s Founding Artistic Director Kristen Coury. “Our world-class professional actors will inspire, entertain and remind you of the importance of art and education in our community. Guests can expect Broadway-quality work right in the heart of downtown Naples.” Show subscriptions are available and

include priority seating, exclusive events and discounted pricing. Individual tickets begin at $20. For purchase information, visit www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org or contact 866811-4111. Gulfshore Playhouse is committed to enriching the cultural landscape of the region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards, and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. Gulfshore Playhouse’s work is inspired by a belief in the magic of theater to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in the audience an understanding of common humanity. Plans are currently underway for Gulfshore Playhouse’s new 56,000-squarefoot complex at Goodlette-Frank Road and First Avenue South on the northern end of The Shoppes at Naples Square that will include two theaters and an education wing to support programming for children, adults and families. For more information about Gulfshore Playhouse or its new facility, visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 239-261-PLAY (7529).

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She Kills Monsters on Sugden stage in Naples

The Naples Players offer escape at its finest with award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen’s comedic journey into the world of fantasy role-playing games with She Kills Monsters on stage Oct. 11 through Nov. 5 at the Sugden Theatre. At a time when we all could use a little break from reality, She Kills Monsters offers two hours non-stop action filled with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, epic battles with multi-headed monsters and a story of strength and resilience that reminds us that even the most difficult obstacles and disappointments can be overcome and that a take no prisoners superhero resides somewhere inside all of us. The acclaimed young playwright and TV/Film Writer Nguyen is a recipient of the 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award and 2012 & 2009 GLAAD Media Award nominations for She Kills Monsters. His work is recognized for its innovative use of pop-culture, stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia effects, and She Kills Monsters showcases the best of all of them. TNP pulled a team of theatrical super heroes together for this production including Colorado Theatre Guild’s El Armstrong as director and fight choreographer Dan Granke, a faculty member at USF, where he teaches acting, mask work, and combat. In these capable hands the story of Agnes Evans (Amy Hughes) search to understand her little sister Tilly (Amelia Muriello), who died suddenly at the age of 15 is both exhilarating and relatable as you are transported into Tilly’s world through the Dungeons & Dragons playbook she left behind. Agnes loses herself in her sister’s game to reclaim their connection and through the help or of the homicidal fairy Farrah (Kylie Campbell), the nasty ogre Orcus (Mike Santos) and a score of unforgettable characters she finds it. “She Kills Monsters is a reminder of the importance of community and the strength we find in it,” said TNP’s artistic director Bryce Alexander. “As we rebuild our community following hurricane Irma, it is more important than ever that we reach out to those around us and remind them that we are all connected and ready and able to support each other.” The Naples Players’ production of She Kills Monsters opens Wednesday, Oct. 11 with a red carpet celebration including hors d’oeuvres by Sage Catering, Beer tastings by Riptide and special

Paul Palomsky, Misha Ritter, Zachary Pachol and Amy Hughes in She Kills Monsters. entertainment by Mark Pettey and the Steampunk Stompers. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. in Blackburn Hall, Oct. 11 – Nov.

5. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for subscribers and $10 for students and educators. For tickets and more information visit www.naplesplayers.org or call (239) 263-7990. To learn more visit www.naplesplayers.org.

Broadway Palm goes back to the 60s & 70s with Groovin’ musical Broadway Palm opens its 25th anniversary season with Groovin: The ‘60s & ‘70s Musical playing through Oct. 7. Take a trip down memory lane with this musical comedy revue featuring music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. If you loved Yesterday’s and Those Were The Days, you will be ready to travel back in time again with this funfilled revue! Victor Legarreta is at it again with another allnew musical comedy that will take you back in time to groove to the music of the ‘60s and boogie to the songs of the ‘70s. Songs include “Midnight Train To Georgia,” “Let’s Get It On,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “I Want You Back,” “Stayin’ Alive” and so many more. Along with writing this new musical revue, Victor Legarreta is also directing and choreographing the show. Legarreta is a Southwest Florida favorite and has performed or directed in the area for the past 20 years. “After seeing how audiences loved the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s in Yesterday’s, I thought it’s only natural that we bump it up a decade and feature the amazing music of the ‘70s as well,” said Legarreta when asked why he decided to write Groovin’. Join Broadway Palm as they begin their 25th anniversary season with Groovin’, playing now through Oct. 7. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Broadway Palm is offering a “Season Opener Special” and all tickets are just $45 for dinner and the show. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling (239) 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.

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Pippin opens Oct. 12 at Broadway Palm

Experience the thrilling Tony Award-winning musical Pippin at Broadway Palm from Oct. 12 through Nov. 18. Described as “An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza. The thrill of the season!” by NY1, Pippin is the notto-be-missed musical at Broadway Palm this year. Pippin is back and thrilling audiences after 40 years. With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by associates of Tony winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It features sizzling choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation of breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers), the creative force behind Brendon Schaefer as King Charlemagne the nationwide senand Naysh Fox as Pippin.

sation Traces. Pippin is noted for many Broadway standards including Corner of the Sky, Magic To Do, Glory, No Time at All, Morning Glow and Love Song. Join Broadway Palm for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared as “Astonishing! A Pippin for the 21st Century.” Pippin is playing at Broadway Palm from Oct. 12 through Nov. 18. Performances are Wednesday

through Sunday evenings with select matinees. Beginning Oct. 24, performances are Tuesday through Sunday with select matinees. Ticket prices range from $45 to $70 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling (239) 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.

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The Servant of Two Masters to open Oct. 27 at FGCU The Servant of Two Masters plays Oct. 27 through Nov. 5 at the TheatreLab located at the Arts Complex at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. A comedy by Carlo Goldoni, it has been translated by Edward J. Dent. The local production is being directed by

Gerritt VanDermeer. Performances are Oct. 27 - 28 and Nov. 3 - 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 29 and Nov. 4 - 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available online at www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsma

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Sex Please, We’re Sixty starts season for Firehouse Theatre

If you, (or anyone you know), have had menopausal hot flashes, sweats and erratic hormonal activity, you will relate and laugh yourself silly at Sex Please, We’re Sixty. This will be the first play of the Firehouse Theatre’s 25th season. Sex Please, We're Sixty is a comedy that is sure to hit your funny bone. The unexpected turn of events in this play will have you laughing and shaking your head in disbelief. The Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. The guests (nearly all women) return year after year. The next door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud "Bud the Stud" Davis believes the women come to spend time with him. The bed & breakfast owner reluctantly accepts the fact that "Bud the Stud" is, in fact, good for business. Another neighbor and would-be suitor, Henry Mitchell, is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called "Venusia," after Venus the goddess of love, to

increase the libido of menopausal women although the pill has not been tested. Bud gets his hands on some of the Venusia pills and the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain the women. You soon discover that the pills have a strange effect on men: it gives them all the symptoms of menopausal women, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping and irritability. When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions. If you need an evening filled with laughter, this is a must-see play. Sex Please, We’re Sixty runs Oct. 27 through Oct. 29 and also Nov. 2 through Nov. 5. For tickets, contact the box office/ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066 or go online at www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com or email at info@firehousecommunitytheatre.com. Firehouse Theatre is located at 241 Bridge St. in LaBelle.

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Sylvia returns to Florida Repertory stage

Florida Repertory Theatre’s 20th anniversary season continues with a revival of the now classic comedy Sylvia by A.R. Gurney. The Wall Street Journal called Florida Rep’s 2011 production of the play “clever and cute in all the right ways!” The production runs in the Historic Arcade Theatre Oct. 24 to Nov. 15 with four nearly sold-out previews Oct. 24 - 26. Florida Rep ensemble members Michelle Damato and Carrie Lund return to the roles that garnered them national acclaim in 2011. Damato stars as the street-smart pooch, Sylvia, and Lund as the long-suffering wife who must confront her husband’s mid-life crisis. Ensemble member Maureen Heffernan also returns to direct after recently helming last spring’s world premiere of Doublewide and two previous nationally acclaimed Florida Rep productions, Dancing at Lughnasa (2009) and The Little Foxes (2013). “I could think of no better way to celebrate our 20th anniversary than to revive this comedy,” said producing artistic director Robert Cacioppo. “In our 19-year history, Sylvia is the number one requested revival by our patrons, and Michelle Damato’s performance is legend in Fort Myers. I swear, our patrons still bark at her to this day. It was after seeing the 2011 production that The Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout called Florida Rep ‘one of America’s top repertory companies,’ so it was a highlight for us both artistically and critically. We are very excited to bring this play back with the same director and two of the original stars!” Sylvia follows empty nesters Greg and Kate who find themselves at a crossroads – his career winding down and hers is ramping up. Now living in a Manhattan apartment, Kate thinks the dog phase of her life is over, but when Greg brings a street-smart labradoodle named Sylvia into their home, all bets are off. Love and laughter are unleashed as Sylvia quickly becomes a bone of contention, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect. Ensemble members Michelle Damato and Carrie Lund return to their roles in Sylvia and are joined by fellow ensemble member David Breitbarth and guest artist John Ottavino. Damato recently appeared in the one woman show, I Loved, I Lost, I Made

Michelle Damato in Florida Rep's 2011 production of Sylvia by A.R. Gurney. Damato will star in Florida Rep's 20th anniversary production in October of 2017. Photo by Chip Hoffman.

Spaghetti and the regional premiere of The Dingdong. Also Florida Rep’s associate producer, Lund appeared in last season’s world premiere Doublewide and one-woman-sensation, Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End. Sarasota-based David Breitbarth returns after appearing in hit comedies Lend Me a Tenor, Rumors and Social Security, and New York-based John Ottavino makes his second appearance at Florida Rep after To Kill a Mockingbird earlier this year. Director Maureen Heffernan is joined by an expert team of designers including ensemble set designer Ray Recht (The Cocktail Hour), costume designer Alexandria Vazquez (Doublewide), lighting designer Mike Wood (Florida Rep debut), sound designer John Kiselica (Outside Mullingar) and ensemble production stage manager Janine Wochna (To Kill a Mockingbird). New for the 2017-2018 season, weeknight performances in both performance venues (TuesdayThursday) begin at 7 p.m. Weekend evening performances remain at 8 and matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday are still set for the popular 2 p.m. curtain time. Priced at $55/$45 and $35/$25 for previews, single tickets are now on sale through the box office at 239-332-4488 and online at www.floridarep.org. Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 season offer the best seats and the biggest savings, and packages start as low as $150 for six plays. Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre and the ArtStage Studio Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry with limited free parking in the Fort Myers River District.

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Display of historical artifacts from the Rosen Brothers

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Laboratory Theater to perform Veronica’s Room Oct. 20 - Nov. 4

The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin, opening Oct. 20 at 8 pm. This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers, the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, longdead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induces her to briefly impersonate Veronica to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan? Veronica's Room is directed by Nykkie Rizley (Twelfth Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Bug). Veronica's Room runs from Oct. 20 to Nov. 4 at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. Performance dates are as follows: Oct. 20, 21, 26, 27 an 28 and Nov. 2, 3

and 4 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. For tickets and more information for all shows and events, call the theater at 239218.-0481 or visit www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com. The Laboratory Theater of Florida, located in the River District, is at 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers.

Naples Players present Maple & Vine at Sugden

The Naples Players present acclaimed playwright Jordan Harrison’s Maple & Vine Oct. 25 – Nov. 19. A young and successful, but stressed out New York couple, Katha (Tina Moroni) and Ryu (Dan Bacalzo), feel like prisoners in their perfectly imperfect 21st century lives. After they meet Dean (Jesse Hughes), a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties and surprise themselves by what they are willing to sacrifice for happiness. Maple & Vine is written by Jordan Harrison whose play Marjorie Prime, was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with a film adaptation, directed by Michael Almereyda, that premiered in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is receiving critical praise as a sci-fi exploration of our inner lives. Maple and Vine premiered in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and went on to productions at American Conservatory Theatre and Playwrights Horizons. While you will be swept away by the nostalgic beauty of Maple & Vine’s 1950’s era costumes, Harrison never lets you forget that the grass is not always greener on the other side of that vintage Cadillac Eldorado. Ryu’s career as a plastic surgeon is replaced by a monotonous post war factory job and Katha’s world is no longer constricted by packed schedules but is instead confined to the home, where having dinner ready for her husband is the focus of her day. While the limitations imposed by 1950’s culture provide simplicity and order to this couple’s out of control life, humans are anything but simple and

divergence from the cultural norms of this group, including their interracial marriage, can prove as isolating as their fast-paced, overstructured lives. You may come see Maple & Vine for the Jell-o molds and martinis, but you will leave happy to know your iPhone is safely in hand. The Naples Players’ production of Maple & Vine opens Wednesday, Oct. 25 with a red carpet celebration including hors d’oeuvres by Sage Catering, beer tastings by Riptide and special entertainment. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. in the newly renovated Tobye Studio. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for subscribers and $10 for students and educators. For tickets and more information, visit www.naplesplayers.org or call (239) 2637990.

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Gulfshore Opera starts season with Gulfshore Tenors Oct. 27 Gulfshore Opera, now in its fourth season, has 26 events on the books with performances throughout Southwest Florida. These offerings include grand opera productions, cabaret shows, dinner theater shows and an elegant gala, all at affordable prices. The season begins with a new partnership on Oct. 27. The Gulfshore Tenors will perform at Naples Botanical Gardens on the Water Garden stage at 7 p.m. The collaboration features talented young tenors singing the most beautiful love songs of the last 50 years to create a unique singing sensation. Tickets are $40 for garden members and $45 for non-members. Admission includes garden viewing from 6 to 7 p.m. Building on the successes of last season, the company will engage seven professional artists in residence for the high season performances. “I have hired beautiful singing actors from top New York managements to perform a wide variety of events. Our patrons really enjoyed having a resident ensemble last year and the artists love being here throughout the winter months. It’s a win – win, “said Steffanie Pearce, general director. The Phantom Gala is the title of this year’s signature fundraising event, Feb. 25. The evening begins with a 3 p.m. concert at the newly renovated Vanderbilt Presbyterian. The featured artist is Broadway tenor John Cudia. Hailed for his starring performance in the title role of the Phantom of the Opera by critics across the country as "…superb - a

Gulfshore Tenors will perform Oct. 27

Classic Cabaret

vocal powerhouse" (San Francisco Chronicle), and "…a sexier, more outré ‘Phantom'" (Chicago Tribune), Cudia will be joined by the professional artists in residence for an opera meets Broadway concert. Several hits from Phantom of the Opera will include Dr. James Cochran playing the new grand pipe organ at Vanderbilt Presbyterian. Following the concert will be an optional gala dinner at The Strand Country Club ballroom which is nearby. A full-scale production of Verdi’s Rigoletto is planned for March 11 & 13. The story about lust, abduction and revenge has many thrilling and familiar melodies. As in the past, the production opens in Charlotte County on March 11 but this time at The Charlotte Cultural Center theater. Pearce explains “as our Charlotte County audience grows, we plan to present at different venues around the county. The Cultural Center has a lovely 500 seat auditorium with full stage and new lights. We hope those who have enjoyed our shows at CPAC will also enjoy this high-quality venue.” The second performance takes place March 13 at the boarder of

The Phantom Gala is set for Feb. 25

Lee and Collier counties in the 800 seat Parish Life Center of St. Leo Catholic Church. Based on record ticket sales a warm reception of the company’s first partnership at this venue (Madama Butterfly), plans are under way to augment the existing stage to create better sightlines and acoustics for the second grand opera there, Rigoletto. Throughout high season, the company will tour the region with Grand Opera Nights, a performance of complete scenes from famous works like Carmen, The Merry Widow and West Side Story in costume with chamber ensemble accompaniment. Also on tour, will be Classic Cabaret, an informal evening of popular songs with jazz piano trio accompaniment. The popular dinner series “A Taste of Opera” is offered at private country clubs in all three counties. For detailed information and to purchase tickets visit www.gulfshoreopera.org or call the Gulfshore Opera box office at (239) 529-3925

Americana Community Music Association Inc. Americana Acoustic Shows

Grant Peeples

OCT. 7 Peg & Emery Williams open

Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart OCT. 14 Scott Lee Dozier opens

David Massengill

OCT. 21 Bob Williams opens

$10 - $15 donation per concert. Pay at the door. The ACMA is a not for profit and is funded by tax deductible donations. Please check website for more information and visit YouTube on any of these artists.

Hank Woji & Eileen Kozloff

David Massengill OCT. 28 Joe Virga opens SPECIAL SHOW JUST ADDED

Dec. 2 - Verlon Thompson

Advance tickets only. www.AmericanACMA.org INFO: 239-691-4069

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Concerts held at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts 7 p.m.

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Female version of The Odd Couple at Off Broadway Palm

Kelly Legarreta as Olive Madison, Melissa Whitworth as Vera, Shannon Connolly as Mickey, ML Graham as Renee, Dena Galyean as Sylvie and Katie Pankow as Florence Unger.

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents The Odd Couple: Female Version playing now through Oct. 29. In 1985, Neil Simon revised the original The Odd Couple for a female cast keeping the story line the same, but changing the leads to Florence Ungar and Olive Madison and adjusting scenes like the poker game to Trivial Pursuit and the Pigeon sisters to the Costazuela brothers. The men are out and the ladies are in. Neil Simon’s hilarious twist has taken the classic hit The Odd Couple and replaced the two male leads with females. The hilarity and story line remains the same as a neurotic, neat freak moves into the home of an uncouth and messy friend after a

marital split. Within days, their differing ways of life start taking their toll and the two are forced to agree that even the best of friends can make the worst of roommates. The Off Broadway Palm is an intimate 100-seat theatre, located in the main lobby of Broadway Palm. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with select matinees. Ticket prices range from $39 - $59 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are on sale and can be reserved by calling (239) 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.

Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts presents Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins, an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs. Florida Rep’s education director, Kody C. Jones, stars in this one-man show and performs half a dozen characters. Buyer & Cellar runs Oct. 6 through Oct. 14. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Thursday and Friday performances are buy one, get one half off using promo code IRMA. The production runs 90 minutes. Buyer & Cellar is a hilarious fictional account of one

man's experience working in the basement shops of Barbra Streisand's home. Alex More, a struggling actor in L.A. takes a job working in the Malibu basement of the beloved megastar. One day, making a rare appearance, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. Inspired by Barbra Streisand’s My Passion for Design, Buyer & Cellar is part truth, part fiction. The facts? Streisand has a shopping mall in the basement of her Malibu home, featuring a doll shop, an antique clothing store and a sweets shop, complete with a frozen yogurt machine, as detailed in her 2010 book. Jonathan Tolins takes the wackiness a step further as he imagines a man who is hired to work in the basement of the mall…with Babs as his only customer. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 239-9392787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre.

Buyer & Cellar opens Oct. 6 on Theatre Conspiracy stage

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The Americana Community Music Association (ACMA) has another active schedule of shows in October. Grant Peeples will perform Oct. 7, and locals Peg & Emory Williams will open. A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR, and Buddhist with a gun below the seat,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” as well as their "unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” He was a 2016 finalist in the prestigious New Folk Songwriters Showcase, sponsored by Kerrville Folk Festival. Grant has made seven studio records. Including a trilogy produced by Gurf Morlix. His newest record, “A Congress of Treasons,” was released in February, 2016 The ACMA welcomes Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart on Oct. 14. Scott Lee Dozier will open that night. Don’t let the optimistic take on life in Danika’s music fool you into thinking she’s never endured hardship. She has ... and plenty of it. She just chose to focus the message of her music on overcoming challenges and getting through life’s hardest moments in one piece, and being better for it. Danika believes music has the ability to heal. But that’s not all. A well written song and performance can lead you to sing along, to laugh, or to bop your head and groove with the beat. That’s what you can expect from a Danika Holmes show ... not just songs, but an experience to remember. In 2010, Danika joined forces with guitarist Jeb Hart, a phenomenal player who’s not afraid of shredding on an acoustic guitar. Jeb’s clean and sophisticated style of playing along with Danika’s smooth, soulful vocals has created their own unique blend of acoustic pop. Fans come to Danika shows expecting to hear Jeb Hart on guitar the same way they know they’re going to get Slash at a Guns N’ Roses concert. Jeb Hart is the creator of Six Month Guitar. Jeb Hart started playing music at age 9, starting with saxophone and then later adding guitar, bass, and drums. Throughout the years he has learned many more. In his college days he spent many hours in the studio writing and recording songs. Jeb also filled in with hundreds of bands including blues, rock, metal, country, and even a 2 1/2 year stint with a big band. He has taught for 16 years, and has decided to perform full time with Danika Holmes.

Grant Peeples

David Massengill

Hank Woji and Eileen Kozloff will perform Oct. 21, and local Bob Williams will open. The duo has performed regularly at festivals, concert venues, coffee houses and house concerts throughout the country combining their stellar individual skills into a duo that showcases the best of their talents into a seamless collaborative musical team. A self described “Jersey Shore Ex-Pat turned West Texas Desert Rat,” for over 20 years, as a bassist, Hank Woji played in some of The Garden State’s most dynamic and innovative bands, performing in clubs and concert halls from Virginia to Ontario, in styles ranging from blues and R&B to reggae and rock & roll to county rock and Afrobeat. In the spring of 2001, Hank moved to Houston, Texas, fell in with a bunch of great Texas songwriters, picked up his acoustic guitar, and found a new musical voice as a Singer Songwriter. But destiny turned a page and it was his chance move, in 2009, to the far West Texas desert town of Terlingua that has most reshaped his life and his music. Hank has released five self produced CDs: Medallion 2005; American Dreams 2008; There Was A Time 2010; Holy Ghost Town 2013; and The Working Life 2014. He has also just produced, Just Words, the new CD by Florida based

singer songwriter Eileen Kozloff, in 2017 An award winning artist, for her singing, songwriting and instrumental work, Eileen Kozloff is a multi-instrumentalist who has been actively involved in the autoharp world for over a quarter of a century. She is best known for her unique "pick-less" style of diatonic autoharp and for her soaring vocals, stunning harmonies and commanding performances. Her ability to compose, play and sing in a wide range of genres has made her a versatile festival performer and workshop teacher. Her extensive repertoire is a rich mix of old time chestnuts, Carter Family songs and her original compositions, which stylistically run the gamut from country, blues and folk to jazz and even

rock and roll. The ACMA welcomes David Massengill on Oct. 28. Local songwriter Joe Virga opens that night. Storyteller, songwriter and picture-book maker, David Massengill "emigrated" from Tennessee to the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1976 with a dulcimer and a dream of bohemian nirvana. His songwriting style ranges from tragic mountain ballads to the lure of tender love songs and iconic political narratives. His songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, David Bromberg, Chad Mitchell, The Roches, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith and his mentor, Dave Van Ronk, who once said David "took the dull out of dulcimer." Credits include six CDs, 11 bootlegs, 15 books, movie score, school programs. In 2016 the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill offered to archive his works. He accepted and joins his friends and heroes Dave Van Ronk, Bill Morrissey and Mike Seeger as a member. He once chased a bobcat and visa versa. The ACMA is a non-sectarian, not for profit organization. Most concerts are held at All Faiths Congregation located at 2756 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and all shows start at 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.americanacma.org.

SW Florida Symphony tribute to The Beatles Oct. 21

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The Southwest Florida Symphony opens its 57th season with the uncanny likenesses of John, Paul, George, Ringo and original Nir Kabaretti with The Beatles tribute, Classical Mystery Tour. Classical Mystery Tour performs live with the Southwest Florida Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW. The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour bring a quintessential performance of The Beatles’ music with Classical Mystery Tour; a show that features more than twodozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded. This concert pays homage to early Beatles hits that skyrocketed the band to fame all the way through Sgt. Pepper, in honor of that album’s 50th anniversary. Hear "Penny Lane" with a glittering live trumpet section, experience the

raw emotion of "Yesterday" with acoustic guitar and string quartet, encounter the original classical/rock mashup concept with the rock band and orchestral blend on "I Am the Walrus," and relish the cascading crescendos on “A Day in the Life.” Adding to the thrill of this performance is the rare and wonderful presence of Maestro Nir Kabaretti on the podium, leading the Southwest Florida Symphony in a Pops performance. Though the Southwest Florida Symphony’s music director and conductor has spent his career leading classical and operatic performances around the world and has cultivated a significant following for his expressive style here in Lee County, he is a die-hard Beatles fan who expressed unbridled excitement at the prospect of conducting Classical Mystery Tour. “When we pitched the possibility of a Beatles tribute

performance this season, Nir was ecstatic,” said Amy Ginsburg, the Southwest Florida Symphony’s executive director. “He wanted to make absolutely sure that he would be the one conducting the orchestra for this show. It will be so much fun to watch him lead the symphony in a classic rock show.” Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located at 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers. Tickets cost between $29 and $89 per person and are available by calling the Southwest Florida Symphony box office at 239-418-1500, by visiting the Southwest Florida Symphony Box Office located at 8290 College Parkway, Suite 103, in Fort Myers, by calling the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall box office at 239-4814849 or online at WWW.SWFLSO.ORG. Tickets are also available at the door one hour before the performance.

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Oktoberfest set for Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29 in Cape Coral

Time for Munich in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida’s biggest party of the year the 32nd Annual Cape Coral Oktoberfest. At the German American Social Club, everyone is excitedly preparing for the event for fun, great food, German beer, live music, laughter and dancing – from polka to the “Chicken Dance.“ They are erecting the big tent, hanging the banners, bringing out the long tables, preparing the food. You don’t want to miss is this year, with more bands than ever before, more German music and more German food and beer, and fun for the entire family. Located on the 25 acres of the German American Social Club on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, this is where you want to be this time of year to experience fun for the entire family. Munich's Wies'n have never been so close. This year's dates are Oct. 20 - 22 and Oct. 27 - 29 the last two full weekends of the month. Everyone is invited to come out for some Gaudi and Gemütlichkeit - Gaudi is just leg-slapping, joyous fun, while Gemütlichkeit expresses a feeling of being welcome and a part of something special. Come sit with friends, dance under the big tent or relax under the bright umbrellas in the Bavarian Gardens. The opening hours are on both Fridays from 4

Maselheimer Musikanten p.m. to midnight, Saturdays noon until midnight and Sundays from noon until 8 p.m. Flying in directly from Germany this year are not one, but three bands. The big band – the Maselheimer Musikanten, the three-man band KAWOGL from Bavaria, and the Andorfer Plattler, from the Passau area. Also featured this year is Die Lustigen Almdudler from Rochester, N.Y. And we’re excited to present the popular four-piece local band from Matlacha, The Hipnauticals. There will be non-stop music in the tent, the gardens and inside in the Edelweiss Hall. You will want to meet Ms. Oktoberfest

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Andorfer Plattler 2017, the lovely Christine Fay, this year a local beauty from North Fort Myers. The music never stops in the big tent, with stages on each end of the giant dance floor. The Bavarian Gardens also feature non-stop music, from blues to polka not only from Swingtown, Europaband, Hafenkapelle, but also from other club favorites, such as Peter Dee, the Manni Daum Trio and Peter & Edith. Enjoy the German food and international delicacies you’ve come to love at Oktoberfest, plus a few new additions, at the various kitchens and booths. Or, enjoy a sitdown dinner in the Von Steuben Hall, where you can savor German/Austrian cuisine, such as Schnitzel, Sauerbraten and freshly baked Apfel Strudel.

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Stone Crab Festival set for Oct. 27-29 in Naples

The annual Stone Crab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, Tin City and Naples Transportation and Tours General Store/Heritage Museum. This year’s festival will take place Oct. 27 - 29. Friday is at Tin City only from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s activities will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday’s music will be provided by Deb & The Dynamics from 6 - 9 p.m. Saturday’s performers include Gator Nate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Dazzling Delrays from 2:30

- 5:30 p.m. and the US Stones Ultimate Tribute Band from 6 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, the live music continues with Mattie Jolie from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a Journey and Bon Jovi tribute band from 2 to 5 p.m. Restaurants will be featuring fresh Stone Crab, local seafood and a wide variety of other delicious eats and treats. Vendors and charity exhibits will also be set up throughout the weekend. Admission to the festival is free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non profits such as Freedom Waters Foundation. For more festival details, visit online at www.stonecrabfestival.com

The board of directors of the not for profit Young Artists Awards program would like to express its appreciation to all of those in the community who have supported its mission. After 14 years serving thousands of students in the performing arts in the area, it has become increasingly difficult to raise the money to run the program effectively. As the Young Artists Awards has grown to include more students wanting to participate, the costs in terms of running the organization have risen dramatically. The majority of the time spent was on fundraising instead of serving children in the arts. This was not a decision that was come to lightly. The board had numerous discussions about merging

with other organizations, cutting back on programming and various other options. However, by majority consensus it was felt that is was time to shut the doors while keeping the integrity of the program intact. The remaining dollars the organization has will be used for a final round of scholarships. The not for profit Young Artists Awards, the area’s largest program for students in the performing arts, is pleased to announce a new written scholarship opportunity open to prior finalists of the program. Visit the scholarship page on the website www.youngartistsawards.org for more information and the application or email info@youngartistsawards.org. The deadline to apply is Oct. 27.

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Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers start season with tea party fundraiser The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers have come through Hurricane Irma slightly weathered with the only real casualties being their first two rehearsals that fell victim to the storm and the ensuing power outage. Before the season of music begins, however, the Mastersingers want to invite you to Tea With the Mastersingers, on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 6 p.m. along the banks of the Caloosahatchee at the White Orchid House at Oasis, 3027 E. Riverside Drive, Fort Myers. The event is $60 per person and includes a varied menu of tea “munchies” by Jamie Jacob catering, a silent auction, and entertainment provided by the Mastersingers City of Palms Youth Choir and winners of the Ruth Ann DeMaster Scholarship for young soloists. Tickets are available at www.mastersingersfm.com. Now that the season is off and running, they look forward to a very exciting concert schedule this season highlighted by two performances at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. In December, they will reprise their annual Deck the Halls holiday concert and in March, they celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a classical/pops concert called Bernstein at 100. Spring also sees the return of a Southwest Florida musical superstar as Paul Nadler takes up the baton to direct a Hayden concert featuring the Mastersingers Festival Orchestra performing Haydn’s Symphony No. 92 and Mass in the Time of War in performances at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral and Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples. For more information or to purchase tickets, see the Mastersingers website at www.mastersingersfm.com.

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Noteworthy series wraps up with three shows in October

The Noteworthy Concert Series continues in October with three performances at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy original music paired with handcrafted beers for a memorable night. On Saturday, Oct. 14, join alt-rock band Wilder Sons and Naples Beach Brewery for the next concert in the The Copper Tones Noteworthy Series. Wilder Sons is a Naples-based beachy alt-rock band that is stimulating the senses of alternative progressive fans. Transcendent guitar riffs weave effortlessly between catchy melodies, upbeat bass lines, and complex drum progressions. As Southwest Florida's first microbrewery, Naples Beach Brewery employs a community-focused approach to growing the culture of quality beer in Naples. They brew their handcrafted beers on a 15-barrel, three-vessel steamheated brewhouse built in Michigan by CraftWerk Brewing Systems. Two Southeast Florida favorites are coming to downtown Fort Myers on Friday, Oct. 20. The Copper Tones from Fort Lauderdale pair with Islamorada Beer Company to bring fans a sample of the east coast. Hailing from South Florida, The Copper Tones bring

The Late Ones sunshine with them wherever they go. Roots music with a favorable twist of soul, rock, Americana and more, they’ve coined their genre as “Soulgrass.” This group of talented and diverse multi-instrumentalists give a performance not to be missed. The mission of Islamorada Beer Company is to expand the craft beer fan base through our island lifestyle branding and marketing, while maintaining the quality and attention to detail in our products that has been the backbone of the craft beer revolution and to promote a work hard, play hard corporate culture in our employee’s, distributors, vendors and executives that is recognized throughout the industry. Sample the sounds and tastes of Hawaii when The Late Ones and Kona Brewing Company team up for the final Noteworthy Concert of the season on Friday, Oct. 27.

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Wilder Sons Based out of Laie, Hawaii, the Late Ones are built on a roots reggae foundation with influences from various genres like Hip-hop, R&B, and jazz, The Late Ones’ unique blend of style, and harmony shapes a youthful, yet old school reggae vibe. Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Doors open at 7 p.m. for all concerts, and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District.

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Symphonic Chorale of SW Florida announces its season of joy schedule

The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida has announced its upcoming season of concerts. The Symphonic Chorale is known for producing beautiful music and for sharing that music with the southwest Florida community. They believe in the power and passion of chorale singing, and its ability to touch every listener in a variety of ways. The chorale also believes that music is meant to be shared. All chorale self-produced concerts are free-ofcharge and open to all. The gift of music is everyone’s for the taking. The Symphonic Chorale’s first concert, entitled Harvest Grain: A Banquet of Song, will be presented twice, on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Sanibel Community Church at 7 p.m., and Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. The Symphonic Chorale is the resident chorus of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and will partner with the Symphony for Holiday Pops, on Dec. 12, 14 and 16. The chorale’s artistic director, Dr. Trent Brown, will also conduct the holiday pops concerts. Sing Out! SWFL Choral Festival will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18 at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers. This year’s Sing Out! will present works of AfricanAmerican composers, including jazz, spirituals and contemporary compositions. The chorale welcomes with pleasure Dr. James Kinchen, professor of music and director of choral

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activities at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, to be the guest clinician for this event. It will be a very special event in the life of the Southwest Florida music community, and all singers are invited to participate!. Also in 2018, the chorale will again partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem, to be presented at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW under the baton of maestro Nir Kabaretti. The final self-produced concerts will be presented in March and will honor Leonard Bernstein at 100. These concerts will feature work that Bernstein both composed and conducted. Another delight of this concert will be the premier of a newly commissioned work by local composer Shawn Allison. The concerts will be held at New Hope Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 25 at Bower Chapel at Moorings Park, Naples, at 4 p.m. The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida is a highly select, auditioned professional core chorus under the artistic direction of Dr. Trent Brown. Members come from Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and surrounding areas. The chorale seeks to instill a life-long appreciation and passion for choral music and invites everyone to be touched by music with them. For more information, go to www.symphonicchorale.org. The chorale looks forward to its best season yet.

Gulf Coast Symphony offers Halloween concert Oct. 29

Join the Gulf Coast Symphony on Sunday, Oct. 29 for Hogwarts Halloween at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW. This not-so-spooky Halloween concert is sure to be fun for the whole family. Hogwarts Halloween starts at 1 p.m. with safe trick-or-treating and the Musical Discovery Zone in the lobby, where kids (and adults!) can try out the instruments of the orchestra. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a children’s costume contest with prizes! At 2 p.m., activities move

to the theater where the Gulf Coast Symphony will perform some of the most memorable music from the Harry Potter movie franchise, and other family-friendly Halloween pieces. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located on the campus of Florida Southwestern State College. Tickets for Hogwarts Halloween are $10 and may be purchased by calling the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Box Office at 239-481-4849 or at www.GulfCoastSymphony.org

Naples Concert Band performs Oct. 15

The Naples Concert Band announces its 46th season schedule. Under the direction of Harris Lanzel, Naples Concert Band’s 46th season will feature powerful soloists and unforgettable music with seven regular concerts in the park at Cambier Park and two special joint concerts with the Bonita Springs Concert Band. Each performance will highlight special guest soloists as well as an exciting mix of new works and old favorites. In addition, The band's tubas and euphoniums will perform at Tuba Christmas on 5th Avenue South in December. The Naples Concert Band kicks off its 46th season on Sunday, Oct. 15, with a Concert in the Park that will fea-

ture impressive soloists, classic band literature, movie themes, Broadway show tunes, and of course traditional marches. Special performances by the vocal trio of Lisa Federico, Jenny BIntliff, and Craig Greusel singing selections from Oliver; clarinet soloist Paul Votapek, principal clarinetist with The Naples Philharmonic, performing the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto; and the NCB clarinet section in Clarinet Candy will be included. For more information about the band, call the hotline at 239-263-9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. For those interested in becoming a member of the band, contact Frank Burgeson at 239-598-2082.

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SW Florida Hunger Games Oct. 7 at Top Rocker Field

In an effort to crush childhood hunger, Top Rocker Events will present its inaugural SWFL Hunger Games 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Top Rocker Field in Fort Myers. Part of the Morgan & Morgan Signature Series, the event raises awareness and funds for the mission of Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. A limited number of tickets are available for $10 in advance on Eventbrite and more info is available at www.TopRockerEvents.com. More than 30 gourmet food trucks, local restaurants and popular chefs will gather in Top Rocker Field to showcase their favorite dishes and compete for five awards. Attendees will also enjoy beer stations, live entertainment and more. VIP tickets are available for $100 and provide the ultimate concierge experience including 30-minute early arrival, VIP seating, complimentary food sampling and even a personal food runner to stand in line. Each VIP ticket fee will provide Blessings in a Backpack the chance to feed a child for an entire school year. The growing roster of food trucks and restaurants and vendors now includes: Al Fresco al Forno, BGCCC Blue Canteen Food Truck, Best Popcorn Company, Brit Pit, Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon, Coasting Donuts, Cordobesita Argentinean Catering, Currie’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ, Dairy Free Island Smoothie Bar & Grill, Doner Kebab King Karl, Frozen Chosen, Giant Lemon, Gigi’s Gourmet Food railer, GINY Pops, Johnsonville Marketplace – Naples, Jonesez

BBQ, King’s Kitchen, Kreips & Juices, Mobstah Lobstah, Nathan’s Famous Fort Myers, Nico’s Kitchen, Nonnie’s Pizza, Ravenous Rhino, Red Rock Cravings, Rollin Raw Bar, Rollin Taps, Serious Cookie Company, Slider City Food Truck, Taco Tummy, Sweet Melissa’s Café and The Sizzle Truck. The two bands scheduled to perform during the inaugural Hunger Games are Soulixer and The Hipnauticals. The SWFL Hunger Games’ beneficiary, Blessings in a Backpack, steps up where federal aid stops by feeding children on the weekend. Every Friday afternoon, children receive backpacks filled with kid-friendly, ready-to- eat items. Students return every Monday morning with an empty backpack, a full stomach and an eager mind. In partnership with the Lee and Collier County schools, Blessings in a Backpack has helped dramatically improve test scores, reading skills, behavior and general health. Any remaining general admission tickets will be sold the day of the event for $15. Onsite parking is $10 per car and off-site parking is $5 per vehicle. Shuttles will be provided. Top Rocker Field is located at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers. Top Rocker Events provides event venue leasing at Top Rocker Field and Thunder Plaza at Six Bends, as well as event management services for a variety of organizations. For more information, visit www.TopRockerEvents.com.

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Randy Houser Sam Galloway Concert Series

rocks The Ranch

Country artist Randy Houser entertained a packed house Sept. 2 at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Brandon Lay opened up that night which was part of the Sam Galloway Concert Series.

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Regional IBC results Brandon Lay

Randy Houser

The Southwest Florida Blues Society conducted its regional International Blues Challenge Aug. 27 at The Rhythm House in Fort Myers. The judges picked the following to advance to the IBC in Memphis: Trey Wanvig (solo/youth), Little Eddie (solo) and The Funky Blues Band. Little Eddie also won the peopleĘźs choice award that day.

Irma can’t stop Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

Hurricane Irma could not prevent the fourth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest from taking place. The 10-day music festival featured 70 national and local songwriters performing at numerous venues on Captiva Island, in downtown Fort Myers and on Fort Myers Beach Sept. 22 - Oct. 1. Pictured are songwriters Clint Daniels (top), Emily Keener (left) and Earl Bud Lee (right).

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FROM THE ROAD - STORIES & SONGS

Acoustic series debuts Dec. 3 with Rhonda & Wayne Nelson and other members of the Little River Band

The owners of Happenings Magazine have created a new event called From the Road - Stories and Songs. The magazine will present a series of intimate and interactive events around Southwest Florida with national artists who will share their stories in an acoustic and intimate venue. The inaugural From the Road event will be on Sunday, Dec. 3 at The Barrel Room in downtown Fort Myers. The first guests will be author Rhonda Nelson and her husband, Wayne, of Little River Band. They will be joined by Greg Hind and Chris Marion, also members of Little River Band. Rhonda has written a book about life on the road with her rock star husband. What’s it like to grow up as a small town Southern girl and marry a rock star, and then discover you’ll have to share the love of your life with the band and thousands of their fans? That’s what happened to Rhonda Nelson, whose husband Wayne Nelson is the lead singer and bass player for Little River Band. Since 2000, Rhonda and Wayne have traveled across the United States together, sharing a love of classic rock, seeking out their favorite wineries and socializing with new and old friends alike. In her book A Different Life, Rhonda pulls back the curtain on celebrity life while offering readers a chance to hear stories, enjoy treasured family recipes and photos and experience all things pertaining to life on the road. Formed in 1975, Little River Band has sold more than 30 million records and had many hits like “Help is On the Way,” “Cool Change,” “Reminiscing,” “Lonesome Loser” and others. On Dec. 3, Rhonda and Wayne will share stories and the members of Little River Band will play some acoustic music. That will be followed by a meet and greet with photos and autographs.

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Wayne and Rhonda Nelson

This new series will showcase artists who are willing to share their stories and music in an unplugged and intimate setting. It will allow the audience to interact with these talented artists. The first On the Road will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets for the first On the Road event are $20 plus taxes and fees. Seating is very limited, and tickets are only available by calling Happenings Magazine in advance at 239-278-5236 or 239-777-2164.

Taste of the Town atThethe Alliance Nov. 5 Junior League of Fort Myers

announced the 35th Annual Taste of the Town on Sunday, Nov. 5 will be held at the Alliance for the Arts. Taste of the Town is the signature fundraising event of the Junior League of Fort Myers. Its proceeds benefit the volunteer mission of the 50 plus year-old service and leadership organization for women. Taste of the Town is in its 35th year and began as a small “French Picnic” at several locations throughout Fort Myers, with members creating most of the menu. Each year restaurants provide “tastes” of their best dishes at low prices to showcase their food to the public. “We are thrilled to be hosting our 35th Annual Taste of the Town at Alliance for the Arts this fall” said Laura Richardson, returning committee chair for the event. “Taste of the Town allows the Junior League of Fort Myers to share our mission with the community, of helping to protect and educate women, children, and families in the Southwest Florida. Returning to the Alliance feels wonderful, and we are looking so forward to partnering with them and to another fabulous year!” Laura Richardson is a resident of Fort Myers and is the development and special event manager for Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Joining Richardson is a dedicated committee of 17 Junior League volunteers including Janet Bakel, Amy Carroll, Tessa Cooper, Samantha Didio, Emily Frost, Crystal Goetz, Ashley Graham, Alexis Hatton, Leilani Martinez, Rebecca Migliore, Keri Otto, Andrea Paulet, Melody Porter, Kara Sajdak, Erin Snead, Danielle Thygesen and Stacey Wilson. For more info, call 239-277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org. For ongoing updates on Taste of the Town, visit www.jlfmtaste.com

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LOCAL & LIVE MUSIC IN

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Some of the places to hear live music in Southwest Florida.

Backstreets

915 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral • 239-945-7555

The Barrel Room

2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 239-333-2225

Hotel Indigo

The Rhythm House

Hurricane Charley’s

Seminole Casino Hotel

1520 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-337-3446 300 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda • 941-639-9695

Bert’s Bar & Grill

Jacaranda

4271 Pine Island Rd Matlacha • 239-282-3232

1233 Periwinkle, Sanibel 239-472-1771

Blue Monkey Bar & Grille

The Keys Bar & Grille

9905 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers • 239-433-3323

7550 Mission Hills Drive suite 326, Naples 239-597-2583

Buckingham Blues Bar 5641 Buckingham Road Fort Myers • 239-693-7111

The Buddha Bar

12701 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers 239-482-8565

Cape Cabaret

4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral • 239-549-3000

The Cigar Bar

Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers • 239-267-6020

The Colosseum

2059 Tamiami Trail East Naples • 239-774-6060

Lakehouse Bar & Grill

3401 Bay Commons Drive, Bonita Springs • 239-948-4400

Lansdowne Street

24851 S. Tamiami Trail #7 Bonita Springs • 239-495-3800

Mike’s

17200 S. Tamiaimi Trail Fort Myers • 239-454-8454

The Nauti Mermaid

5961 Silver King Blvd. Cape Coral • 239-541-5600

Nervous Nellie’s 1131 First St., Fort Myers Beach 239-463-8077

Old Naples Pub

The Cottage

1270 Estero Blvd., Ft Myers Beach • 239-765-5440

Dixie Roadhouse

1023 SE 47th Terrace Cape Coral • 239-541-7900

Fathoms

5785 Cape Harbour Drive Cape Coral • 239-542-0123

Fishermen’s Village

1200 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda • 941-639-8721

255 13th Avenue S., Naples • 239-649-8200

Paradise Tiki Hut at Dolphin Key

1502 Miramar St. Cape Coral • 239-540-8454

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach • 239-463-3257

Pete’s Time Out

1005 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach • 239-463-5900

16440 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers • 239-466-8326

506 S. 1st St., Immokalee • 800-218-0007

The Shell Factory

2787 N. Tamiaimi Trail North Fort Myers • 239-995-2141

Smokin Oyster Brewery 340 Old San Carlos Blvd. For Myers Beach 239-463-3474

Sneaky Pete’s

3465 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs • 239-498-8887

The Stage

9144 Bonita Beach Road Bonita Springs • 239-405-8566

Ter-Tini’s

1901 Crystal Drive, Fort Myers • 239-344-6147

Tiki at Wyndham Garden 6890 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach 239-463-5711

Tiki Bar at Days Inn

18051 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers • 239-267-7900

Twisted Vine Bistro

2214 Bay St., Fort Myers • 239-226-1687

The Village Pub

4360 Gulf Shore, Naples 239-262-2707

Whiskey Park

3380 Mercantile Ave., Naples • 239-263-6777

Yucatan Beach Stand

250 Old San Carlos Fort Myers Beach • 239-333-4386

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November 4 & 5 Rock Fest 80s

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CB Smith Park, Pembroke Pines

November 5

October 1

Jerrod Niemann

RaeLynn

Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee

Pink Shell Resort, Ft. Myers Beach

Dwight Yoakam

October 5

Artis–Naples

Matthew West

November 9

First Baptist Church, Naples

Cole Swindell

October 7

Craig Campbell

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

October 13 Chris Janson

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

October 14 Don McLean

SW Florida Event Center, Bonita

Lita Ford

Cape Coral Bike Night

October 21

Saving Abel, Shotgun Shane, The Lacs, Big Smo The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

Village People

Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee

October 22

Temptations, The Four Tops Artis–Naples

October 25

Matisyahu, Common Kings & Orphan

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

October 27

William Michael Morgan

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

October 28 Cody Johnson

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

October 29 Newsboys

Germain Arena, Estero

Chicago

Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW

November 3 Tyler Farr

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

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Germain Arena, Estero

Village People return to Seminole Casino Oct. 21

Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment & IT$ NOT OBER YET Productions present An Evening with Village People, one of disco’s most recognizable and energetic hit-makers. The legendary group will perform their iconic music at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Known as the “Kings of Disco,” Village People have sold more than 100 million records worldwide since the 1970s with such career defining hits as “Macho Man,” “Y.M.C.A,” “In the Navy” and “Can’t Stop the Music.” In 1979, the American Music Awards presented the group with the “Favorite Musical Group” award. They also won the American Guild of Variety Artist’s Georgie Award, West Germany’s Gold Lion Award for Music Excellence, and Brazil’s Award for Best Act. In 1980, Village People starred in their own major feature film, Can’t Stop the Music, co-starring Steve Guttenberg,

Valerie Perrine and Bruce Jenner. It remains a popular cult film worldwide. Their music also can be heard in dozens of major motion pictures including Down Periscope, Wayne’s World II, Addams Family Values and In and Out. In 2008, Village People received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Most recently, the group released “Let’s Go Back to the Dance Floor,” its first worldwide single in 25 years. The song was written and produced by KC and the Sunshine Band’s Harry Wayne Casey. Village People are Raymond Simpson (Cop and lead singer), Felipe Rose (Native American), Alexander Briley (GI/Military), Eric Anzalone (Biker), Bill Whitefield (Construction Worker) and Jim Newman (Cowboy). Tickets are available now for $55 and can be purchased at the casino, online at www.jaytv.com or by phone at 800514-ETIX(3849). Concert attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Newsboys Big Church Night Out tour at Germain Arena Oct. 29

Premier Productions and Grammy nominated Newsboys announce the all new Big Church Night Out Tour. With nearly 50 shows across the U.S., each night will foster a time of worship, ministry and unity. Joining the tour will also be Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, Adam Agee from Audio Adrenaline, illusionist Brock Gill, worship leader Jamison Strain and Jeremy Willet. The tour will make a stop at Germain Arena in Estero on Oct. 29. The only other Florida stop is in Tallahassee the night before. For tickets and info, visit the Germain

November 10 Shaggy

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

Ambrosia

SW Florida Event Center, Bonita

November 10 & 11 Coconut Festival

Sun Splash, Cape Coral

November 11

Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band

Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee

November 18 Granger Smith

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

Big Orange Music Festival Laishley Park, Punta Gorda

December 8 Gin Blossoms

The Ranch Concert Hall, Fort Myers

January 13

Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell

Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee

January 26 Air Supply

Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee

January 27

The Family Crest

Top Rocker Field, Fort Myers

February 3 Tanya Tucker

Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee

March 1

Justin Moore Arena box office, online at www.germainarena.com or call 239-948-7825.

Germain Arena, Estero

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SAM GALLOWAY CONCERT SERIES

Craig Campbell, Chris Janson, Cody Johnson, William Michael Morgan to play The Ranch

The Sam Galloway Concert Series in conjunction with Gator Country 101.9 brings more national artists to The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers this fall. Craig Campbell is scheduled to perform on Oct. 7 (tickets start at $20). Craig Campbell has never taken a backseat to anything. He’s certainly never taken a backseat in his career as one of Country’s brightest rising stars who launched onto the country music scene in 2011 and continues to exist in a perfect sweet spot between tradition and modernity. The Ranch welcomes Chris Janson on William Michael Morgan - Oct. 27 stage Oct. 13 (tickets start at $30). Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville country artist Chris Janson was born to Chris Janson - Oct. 13 Craig Campbell - Oct. 7 Also scheduled to appear at The Ranch Concert entertain crowds. In 2015, his breakthrough Hall are Saving Abel, The Lacs, Big Smo & Demun #1 Platinum single “Buy Me A Boat” was the Jones on Oct. 21, Matisyahu with Common Kings & 7th bestselling country song of the year, Orphan on Oct. 25, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime on although his professional music career began numerous television appearances including: The Tonight Nov. 2 and Shaggy on Nov. 10. more than 10 years ago. Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Sam Galloway Concert Series was started in the fall The “Fix A Drink” singer is known as much for his hit CONAN, The Today Show, ACM Awards and ACCA Awards. of 2014 to help bring awareness to Community Cooperative songwriting as his “infectious” (Billboard) performances, He recently released his Fix A Drink EP and is currently (The Soup Kitchen) and the good work they do in the comwith Rolling Stone describing him as having “a mesmerizing working on new music, with an album due later this year. munity, says Brian Tidwell, general sales manager of Sam stage presence that most arena-headlining artists would kill William Michael Morgan will play The Ranch Oct. 27 Galloway Ford. for.” Janson has also penned multiple top-charting hits (tickets starts at $20). That fresh-take-on-a-classic-sound The concert series features rock and counincluding “Truck Yeah” (Tim McGraw), “That’s How I’ll approach was apparent when William try artists on a regular basis at the venue. Always Be” (Tim McGraw), “I Love This Life” (LoCash), and Michael Morgan was a 14-year-old playing Portions of the profits of each concert go to over 25 additional hit songs recorded by a long list of estabfour sets a night of Haggard, Strait and help Community Cooperative feed the commulished artists. The breakout star has been nominated for Waylon in Mississippi honky-tonks that had nity, Tidwell said. For every pound of food multiple awards and won several, including two 2016 BMI “everything but the chicken wire,” and it’s donated, Sam Galloway Ford donates $1 to songwriter awards (“Buy Me A Boat” and “I Love This Life”) apparent now in his debut album, Vinyl. Community Cooperative. Concert goers are as well as Country Song of the Year (“Buy Me a Boat”) at Throughout its 11 songs, he brings a voice also encouraged to bring canned food items to the iHeartRadio Music Awards. and manner older than his 23 years to bear the concerts at The Ranch. The electrifying performer is on the road this summer on music written by him and many of For tickets & details, visit www.theranchfortwith Sam Hunt for the “15 in a 30” tour as well as his own today’s best tunesmiths. myers.com. The Ranch can be reached at 239headlining dates and will join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for Other upcoming shows in the Sam 985-9839. select shows on their SOUL2SOUL tour in the fall. He plays Galloway Concert Series include Cody For most concerts, the doors open at 7 p.m. every instrument on stage, and is best known for his signaJohnson on Oct. 28, Tyler Farr on Nov. 3, Cody Johnson at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 ture harmonica playing. Additionally, Janson has played the Granger Smith on Nov. 18, Gin Blossoms on Oct. 28 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Grand Ole Opry more than 150 times to date, and made Dec. 8 and Clay Walker on Jan. 13.

Veterans Day show at Seminole Casino Hotel with Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band

Charlie Daniels

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment presents The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and the Jack Michael Band live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 80, Daniels has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. The Charlie Daniels Band has populated radio with such memorable and timeless hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards. Over the course of his career, Daniels has received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2016), the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member

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of the Grand Ole Opry. He was presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He also received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 1990s, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart. More than 40 years after forming, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to tour, performing more than 130 live dates each year. The Jack Michael Band features original artist Jack Michael from Punta Gorda performing original music as well as country and rock cover songs. Advance tickets for this outdoor performance are on sale now for $55. A limited number of $125 VIP tickets are available, with a private section directly in front of the stage with seating, private bar and two beverages. Since this show is an outside event, attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs. However, no coolers or pets will be permitted. This is a rain or shine event. For more details, visit www.moreinparadise.com or www.jaytv.com

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Matisyahu, Shaggy & Badfish at The Ranch

Deuterman Productions is bringing three high energy shows to The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers this fall. Grammy-nominated Reggae artist Matisyahu has announced “The Broken Crowns Tour” featuring direct support from Common Kings and the birth of Orphan. The tour will make a stop at The Ranch Concert Hall on Oct. 25. As the king without a crown, Matisyahu has created his own space in reggae music, developing a loyal following that has driven singles such as “One Day” and “King Without a Crown” to international recognition. His newest album, Undercurrent , was released earlier this year via Thirty Tigers and Matisyahu’s own imprint, Fallen Sparks. The album embodies a collaborative and freeform spirit as Matisyahu and his band seamlessly merge instrumental improvisation sessions with lyrics and vocals. The synergistic energy of the album is especially apparent onstage, where Matisyahu and guitarist Aaron Dugan, bassist Stu Brooks, drummer Joe Tomino and keyboardist Big Yuki bring their creative dynamic to life. Orange County rock-reggae outfit, Common Kings join Matisyahu in support of their debut album Lost in Paradise , released on Island Empire Records. The album features collaborations with legendary songwriters and producers such as Pooh Bear, Justin Bieber, DJ Flict, and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee. This tour also marks the first appearance of Orphan, a new Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime Matisyahu-produced project that is guaranteed to give fans a genuine experience of his ever evolving sound. Tickets start at $22.50 in advance for this 18 and over show. Fans can also purchase access to the Matisyahu VIP post-show kickback experience which goes beyond the typical meet and greet to provide fans with access to the pre-show sound check, exclusive merchandise and more. Common Kings is also offering a special VIP experience featuring a closed-access pre-show performance, autographed merchandise and much more. Visit www.EventBrite.com.

Air Supply to perform Jan. 26

Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment & IT$ NOT OBER YET Productions present Air Supply in concert. The super duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock will perform their iconic music at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Friday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. A “Lost in Love” VIP ticket package also will be available for $159 per person and will include one premium reserved seat in the first 12 rows, an invitation to sound check with a meet & greet to follow for photo opportunities with Air Supply, and an exclusive VIP swag bag. Air Supply was already a hit in their native Australia when they burst onto the American music scene in 1980 with the chart-topping single “Lost in Love,” which was quickly followed by “All Out of Love.” Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The

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Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. The albums “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Now & Forever,” and “The Greatest Hits” sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies. Singles "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Sweet Dreams", and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. Air Supply’s trademark sound – Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Russell's simple yet majestic songs – delights audiences around the world as the duo continue to tour on a regular basis. Concert attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are available now starting at $85 for general admission can be purchased online at www.jaytv.com, at the casino or by phone at 800-514-ETIX(3849).

Deuterman Productions in association with Ineffable Music Group present Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime, on Thursday, Nov. 2. The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. Shaggy What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 18 and up show. Order tickets at www.EventBrite.com. DeutermanProductions.com in association with Ineffable Music Group present Shaggy in concert Friday, Nov. 10 at The Ranch. With a commanding presence, a distinctive voice that is recognizable throughout the world and titles such as artist, businessman, philanthropist and Grammy Award winner, Shaggy is and has been a forced to be reckoned with. A son of the brambly streets of Kingston, Jamaica, his discipline, which he credits to his military background, has been the foundation of his success. In 1993, Shaggy exploded on the music scene with his debut album “Pure Pleasure.” His remix of the Ska classic Oh Carolina from that album was an instant hit in England and other countries. Shaggy followed up with his sophomore album “Boombastic” in 1995. “Boombastic” went certified platinum, won a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Reggae Album and topped an impressive chart list that included the Top 40 Rhythmic charts, Hot 100, Billboard 200, among others. Doors open at 7 p.m. of this 18 and up show. For tickets, visit www.EventBrite.com.

Jerrod Niemann to play at Seminole Casino Hotel Nov. 5

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment presents country music star Jerrod Niemann live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. A prolific Nashville singer-songwriter known for clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, Niemann’s most recent release is the romantic single, “God Made A Woman,” now impacting country radio. Fueled by a nearly decade-long career, Niemann is digging deeper with his forthcoming Curb Records album featuring an uplifting duet, “A Little More Love,” with good friend and label mate Lee Brice. Niemann last topped country charts with his Platinum-certified, multi–week No. 1 anthem “Drink to That All Night” from the album “High Noon,” on which he co-wrote eight of the 12 tracks. Niemann first burst onto the country

music scene in 2010 with his critically-acclaimed majorlabel debut, “Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury,” which featured Platinum-certified No. 1 smash “Lover, Lover” and Gold-certified Top 5 hit “What Do You Want.” His second release, “Free The Music,” included the Top 15 hit “Shinin’ On Me” and the poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More.” From Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, and CMT Award nominations, to headlining and touring with some of country’s hottest acts like Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, Niemann continues to make his mark by creatively pushing boundaries all while offering a sincere nod to the legends before him. Advance tickets are on sale now for $60 and are available at the casino, on www.jaytv.com or by calling 800-218-0007. Attendees must be 21 years of age.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett & Cheap Trick to headline Rock Fest 80s Nov. 4 & 5

Get ready to “Surrender” to the relentless rock royalty lineup set to ignite South Florida this fall for the second annual Rock Fest 80s. The epic two-day event is coming to C.B. Smith Park on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5. A total of 16 bands will grace the Rockfest stage at this fan-favorite festival event. This year’s spectacular lineup features three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, as well as Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Foghat, Lita Ford, The Outlaws, Little River Band, Steelheart, Jack Russell’s Great White, Quiet Riot, South Florida’s local hero’s Mr. Nice Guy and Coral Springs local rockers Stellar Revival. Two more bands will join the line up through a statewide “Battle of the Bands” search, sponsored by Reverbnation, Revolution Live and Xtreme Action Park. Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006, Lynyrd Skynyrd features a catalog of more than 60 albums, over $30 million in album sales worldwide and with “Sweet Home Alabama” having been downloaded more than two million times as a ringtone, there’s no doubt Lynyrd Skynyrd has solidified its place in rock and roll history. The band, Joan which originally started in Jacksonville in 1964, has been through many changes over the years but Lynyrd Skynyrd is still going strong with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. Rocking sold out concerts since 1973, Cheap Trick is known in Japan as “The American Beatles.” With timeless hits such as “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick was inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Known for their four decades of almost continuous touring, Cheap Trick has performed more than 5,000 times and just released their new album We’re All Alright! to rave reviews. Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, Joan Jett, who has been dubbed The Queen of Rock and Roll and Godmother of Punk, shot to fame in 1975 as a founding member of the all-girl glam punk group, The Runaways. Jett picked up her first guitar at the age of 13 and went on to record 14 studio albums, release 42 singles to date

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and continues to tour every year to sold out audiences. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts continue to be one of the most sought after live bands in the industry today belting our anthems such as “I Love Rock 'n Roll" and “I Hate Myself For Loving You.” A feminist icon throughout her entire career, in 2010 The Runaways biopic was released gaining Jett a new generation of fans. C.B. Smith Park, located at 900 N. Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines, is a 299-acre site and is one of Broward County Parks and Recreation's most diverse parks, as well as one of its most popular. Along with a water park that includes water slides and a tube ride, the park offers a large RV campground, a tennis complex, a family golfing center and many other amenities. Jett Doors open noon to 10:30 p.m. each day. General admission tickets for Rockfest 80s are on sale. VIP tickets and (one or two-day) packages are available for music fans seeking that ultimate Rockfest 80s experience. To purchase tickets or more information about RockFest 80s, visit online at www.Rockfest80s.com or email info@rockfestconcerts.com

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High fashion meets fine art at Naples show Nov. 2

Scene to be Seen will include Mariapia Malerba, a talented, Italian-American artwear designer who has created textile designs for well-known fashion designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Cavalli and has been showcased in various galleries all over Italy and America.

Imagine the glamour and energy of New York Fashion Week combined with the sophistication and exclusivity of Naples and you have Scene to be Seen: An Art Runway Show presented by the Naples Art Association. This inaugural wearable art experience, chaired by Amanda Jaron of A.JARON Fine Jewelry, will take place on Nov. 2 at Volvo Cars of Naples and will showcase the talent of more than 25 local and internationally-recognized artists on models strutting the runway. For artist Leeann Kroetsch that means using non-traditional seamless felting techniques to combine 10 yards of handdyed chiffon and habotai silk fabric, 12 shades of merino wool fiber, and silk fiber for embellishments to create a spectacular swing coat. “Over the years, the intensity of my artistic endeavors has Amy Pate is an artist and designer, whose in-depth continued to grow with my choknowledge of building and design, a passion for sen medium in textile arts, sewing since childhood, over 30 yearsʼ work in the specifically felting. I am most arts, and her life travels and passions is reflected in inspired and captivated by the her couture millinery and wearable art pieces. magic which happens while I make fabric out of wool fiber. I seek materials from all sources and work first-hand. After the show, artists and I am most thrilled when I can regenerate from Los Angeles, New York, Philippines, a vintage thrift store find into a renewed and and Italy as well as right here in Southwest uniquely beautiful new element,” said Florida will have their work, including men’s Kroetsch. and women’s garments; accessories; jewel“By utilizing materials and found objects ry; and more, on display and available for not often associated with high fashion, these purchase. And, the night wouldn’t be comartists are able to create a fresh, new perplete without a fabulous after-party with spective on the typical runway show. We music and a cash bar provided by Shula's are thrilled to offer NAA supporters a frontSteakhouse of Naples. row seat for this engaging and exciting exhiScene to be Seen: An Art Runway Show bition,” said Aimee Schlehr, Naples Art will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 Association CEO and executive director. p.m. at Volvo Cars of Naples. Tickets are Before the fully-staged runway show, $150 per VIP ticket; $75 per general admisguests will enjoy a dynamic welcome recepsion ticket; and $25 per student ticket and tion complete with delicious hors d'oeuvres may be purchased by visiting www.napleand signature cocktails all in an immersive sart.org/scene-to-be-seen-a-runway-artatmosphere allowing the opportunity to show/ or by calling 239-262-6517. socialize and experience the artists’ process

Alliance presents Arts On Tap fundraiser Oct. 20

The Alliance for the Arts will host its fundraiser Arts On Tap on Friday, Oct. 20 on the Alliance campus at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. Arts On Tap is an indoor pub crawl featuring the craft of local brewers and distillers benefiting the Alliance for the Arts. Event proceeds provide support for the Alliance’s robust arts education program for children, adults and families and continue to enlighten, enrich and entertain southwest Florida through affordable and accessible programming.

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“Since we are devoted to being a champion for artists, we have decided to celebrate the artistry of craft beer and distilling,” says development director Jessica Clark Wisdom. “From artists and eateries, to cultural organizations and music, the evening will provide artful offerings to suit every taste. Our vision for Arts On Tap is to celebrate the local artisans and businesses redefining southwest Florida.” Participating crafters include Bury Me Brewing, Eight Foot Brewing, List Distillery, Momentum Brewhouse, Old

Soul Brewing, Point Ybel, Webster’s Catering and Wicked Dolphin Rum. VIP tickets are $75. General admission tickets are $50 and include unlimited tasting from participating breweries and distilleries. The event is sponsored by Custom Packaging and Products and EnSite. Sponsorships and visibility opportunities are also available at ArtInLee.org/OnTap. For more information, call 239-939-2787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org

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SoCo Second Saturday celebrates one year

DAAS Co-Op Gallery will feature art of Ric Moreira

In the month of October, DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts is celebrating the SoCo Second Saturday Event’s first anniversary with an opening reception for guest artist Ric Moreira. The opening night for the exhibition, entitled dis·in·te·gra·tion, coincides with the monthly event, held at the SoCo Cultural District (Alliance for the Arts and Royal Palm Square block) on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. Moreira is a resident of nearby Saint Petersburg and originally from the Autonomous Region of Azores, Portugal. “My abstract paintings are the result of deep inner feelings interacting with the materials I'm using and the environment I'm in. I am in a constant dialogue with my work, allowing my emotions and insecurities to manipulate how the painting develops,” states Moreira, who uses a variety of mediums to create his two-dimensional compositions. “I often feel like I keep a visual diary. I can look at my previous works and be reminded of where I was emotionally. In that sense, the work is deeply personal. I hope my work stands to alter or expand the viewer's conception of its meaning,” adds Moreira. Moreira’s exhibition marks the seventeenth month of the gallery’s inception. “I am humbled and amazed and how much we have accomplished and the support we have received from the great people of southwest Florida.” – says co-owner and

artist Xavier Brignoni. “This gallery goes beyond its walls when it comes to promoting, sponsoring and sharing the art from this corner of Florida with the world.” – concludes Brignoni. During the presentation of dis·in·te·gra·tion, Moreira will propose a refocus on the textural background, in contrasting with color. Layer upon layer, he seeks to reflect his life experiences and personal struggles, pictorially. “These new paintings deal with my fascination of how everything starts to fall apart as soon as it is created.” – concludes the artist. For more information about the gallery, visit daascoop.com or call 239-590-8645. DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery is located in the Royal Palm Square at 1400 Colonial Blvd., suite 84, in Fort Myers. Season hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) present some exhibits in October. “20 Years: The Creation of FGCU” is in the Archives & Special Collections Gallery in the FGCU Library, which runs now through Dec. 15; and “Selections from the FGCU Art Galleries’ Permanent Collection” in the Library Reference Area on the first floor of the Library Building, which will run now through Dec. 15. This exhibition is curated by gallery director John Loscuito, and gallery coordinator Anica Sturdivant. Stop and Listen: FGCU Students on Environmental Awareness and Restoration exhibition will run Oct. 5 through Nov. 17 in the ArtLab in the west side of the Library building. This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Thursday.

On Oct. 12, Untethered, Stories Come Like Charms: Barbara Balzer and Linda Hall opening lecture and reception with a performance by Greg Longenhagen’s Acting Styles class; Wasmer Art Gallery, Arts Complex. This evening of art is free and open to the public. The Untethered, Stories Come Like Charms: Barbara Balzer and Linda Hall exhibit will run Oct. 13 through Nov. 16 in the Wasmer Art Gallery, Arts Complex. This exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Thursday. The Wasmer Art Gallery is in the Arts Complex, and the ArtLab Gallery is at the west side of the library building on FGCU’s main campus at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Art exhibits at FGCU in October

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Slice of Life Oct. 5 at Cape Coral Art League

The Cape Coral Art League will present its Slice of Life exhibit in October. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. From oil paintings, photography, mixed media, acrylic, pastel, collage, ceramic, colored pencil, watercolor and oil with palette knife, this show has it all. For more show details, contact Hal Klingler, gallery show chairman at 239-336-9873. This is a judged show. The Cape Coral Art League is located at 516 Cultural Park Blvd. in Cape Coral. The art league can be reached by calling Artist Pat Siok won first place in the 2016 Slice of 239-772-5657 or visit online at Life show at the Cape Coral Art League. www.capecoralartleague.org.

Judi Fuchs, Francine Gerson at Harbour View Gallery

Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral will welcome featured artists Judi Fuchs (photography) and Francine Gerson (fused glass) at a reception on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Judi Fuchs hails from New York and is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a degree in cartooning. She began her career in photography at Norcross Greeting Cards and while teaching special education, continued to pursue photography as a hobby.

Francine Gerson has tried to allow her world travels to stimulate her glass pieces. She visualizes how a finished piece will look with the light from the front and from behind. She starts by placing pieces of iridescent or colored glass on a base backing. Then she adds glass from the same color family or contrasting glass. Their work will be on display through October. The gallery is located at 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, suite 104, at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral.

Our First Show of the Season

Cape Coral Library to showcase Decorative Artists of SW Florida

Changing exhibits are featured in the spacious art gallery of the Cape Coral Public Library, which is located at 921 SW 39th Terrace. The latest show will be available for viewing during library business hours from Oct. 1 until Oct. 31. The Decorative Artists of Southwest Florida (DASF) October display at the Cape Coral Library has been eagerly anticipated each year. The artists, who annually create a brand new supply of exciting pieces to show on the walls and in the cases, are local members of the international Society of Decorative Painters (SDP). Their objective is to promote the art of painting for those desiring to work in a variety of mediums. They welcome peo-

ple of all ages and all levels of ability from newcomers with no experience to the accomplished artist. For more information about the Decorative Artists of Southwest Florida, visit online at www.DASFartists.com. The website also shows various samples of beautiful painted items created by their members that may include furniture, trays, wall pictures, serving pieces and much more. Better yet, stop by the Cape Coral Library in October to view the artwork in person. The exhibits are sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library. For more information, contact art gallery chairperson Monica Rahman at (239) 258-2991 or monica4608@comcast.net.

An opening reception is set for Friday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. for the Your Best Shot photography exhibit at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Among artistic mediums, photography is a relatively recent arrival. Though invented in the mid 19th century, it wasn’t elevated to an art form until the 20th century. Your Best Shot is dedicated to photographers and photography. Show juror is Steve Chase, who holds degrees in both fine art photography and motion pictures. Prior to teaching at Florida Southwestern State College, he was one of the founding faculty members of the Undergraduate Program of the School of

Motion Pictures Arts at Florida State University, where he served as a full time faculty member from 1990 – 2004. In 1997, he won Florida State University’s highly coveted T.I.P. award for excellence in college teaching. In 2002 he was nominated for a university teaching award, and in 2004 he was recognized for his distinguished contribution to the success of the film school. A gallery walk with artists and juror will be held Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. during SoCo Second Saturday Art Crawl. The show runs Oct. 6 through Oct. 28. For more details, call the Alliance for the Arts at 239-939-2787 or visit online at www.artinlee.org.

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SATURDAY, OCT 21ST 10am - 4pm

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Free Admission & Parking • Over 90 Local Juried Artists!

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Color exhibit in Punta Gorda

October kicks off with a new exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. Multimedia exhibit Color features everything that is bold, bright and beautiful about art. The exhibit will be free and open to the public Sept. 30 through Oct. 26 in the VAC’s Main Gallery. All are invited to attend the opening reception for Color on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. At the wine and cheese reception, winning entries selected by guest judge Cheryl Fausel will be awarded to exhibiting artists. Cheryl Fausel is a contemporary watercolor and mixed media artist living in Southwest Florida. The Visual Arts Center is located at 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda, and can be reached at (941) 6398810. The galleries are always Lisette Otero-Lewis free and open to the public. Check out the website at www.VisualArtCenter.org for details on events, exhibits, classes, workshops and more.

Multiple exhibits on display at Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association has several exhibits in October. The current ARTScool 2017 exhibition continues through Oct. 26 The 2017 ARTScool Exhibition features 52 newly created works in clay, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting and printmaking by young art students who participated in the Naples Art Association’s 19th annual summer art program. The ARTScool 2017 exhibition is on view in Gallery 104. A Splash of Blue will be on display at the Naples Art Association from Oct. 10 through Nov. 2. Blue is the color of the sky and water. It so dominates our world that the earth is called “The Blue Planet.” Blue is perceived as a calm color and has many other associations including confidence and reliability. In this exhibition all artwork has at least a splash of blue. Artists are invited to deliver artwork on Oct. 2 for the jury process. This exhibition program is administered by the Naples Art Association’s Gallery 104 volunteers. The exhibition will be on view in the Elizabeth & William Barrick, Millicent & Charles Marshall and the Minnesota Lobby Galleries. The It’s Elemental exhibit will run Oct. 16 – 28. Experience the seven Elements of Art through vision, hearing and touch. The Elements of Art are building blocks artists use to create works of art. Like a poet combining words and composing a poem, a visual artist employs the Elements of Art when painting a picture, constructing a sculpture or assembling a collage. The Elements of Art are a visual vocabulary artists manipulate to express themselves and make meaningful connections to the world around them. The seven Elements of Art are line, value, shape, form, space, color and texture. Each element is presented in the exhibition with an original work of visual/touch art and an original musical composition recorded for replay by gallery visitors. It’s Elemental features the collaborative

work of husband and wife artists Genie Kell and Nando Ortegón with interpretive musical compositions written and performed by Jeff Leigh. Leigh has written eight original compositions for the exhibition, one for each of the seven elements with his eighth work aurally interpreting a large work by Kell and Ortegón which features all seven elements of art. The exhibition also features newly created artwork by blind and visually impaired participants in Lighthouse of Collier programs. Lighthouse of Collier, Inc., offers programs/services, at no charge, to help the blind and visually impaired become independent in Collier County. Lighthouse of Collier promotes the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services which foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. Musician, teacher and composer Jeff Leigh will premiere his original musical compositions interpreting the seven elements of art and the work of Genie Kell and Nando Ortegón at the Naples Art Association on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. This will be the second time Jeff Leigh has performed live at the Naples Art Association. The performance is free to Naples Art Association donors with a $10 suggested donation for the public. A reception for three exhibitions will be held Friday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Galleries are open with free admission during published exhibition dates. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. There is a $10 suggested donation when attending the reception (free for Naples Art Association contributors). The Naples Art Association is located at 585 Park St. in downtown Naples and is open to the public with no admission charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the Naples Art Association, visit www.NaplesArt.org or call 239-262-6517.

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Fluxus Music show continues at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery through Nov. 11

Florida SouthWestern State College announces the FluZUsic/Fluxus Music at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery. An interactive and immersive installation with newly commissioned works by Yoko Ono, Geoffrey Hendricks, Alison Knowles and Philip Corner (who also provided the exhibition’s playful title), FluZUsic/Fluxus Music provides both an indepth historical examination into this seminal art movement and a hands-on/participatory and sonic experience for visitors. Most heavily inspired by the ideas of John Cage, Fluxus art often relied on chance to shape the outcome and actively involved the viewer. Fluxus compositions or scores for performances and events involved simple actions, ideas and objects from everyday life. Incorporating concrete poetry, visual art and writing, Fluxus performances were the embodiment of Dick Higgins’ idea of “intermedia”—a dialogue between two or more media to create a third, entirely new art form. Yet, as many of the Fluxus artists had formal training in music, musical composition and performance (frequently involving the alteration, misuse or

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abuse of traditional instruments), this activity became a central focus. Beginning with a series of festivals featuring concerts of experimental music and other avant-garde performance, Fluxus artists reacted against the commodification of art, its commercialization in the gallery system, and its static presentation in museums. While Bob Rauschenberg famously stated his interest in working “in the gap between art and life,” the primary goal of most Fluxus artists was to destroy any boundary between the two. Founder George Maciunas stated that Fluxus was "anti-art," to underscore the revolutionary mode of thinking about the practice and process of art while using humor to mock the elitist world of "high art" and to bring art to the widest possible audience. The exhibit runs now through Nov. 11. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery is located at Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. For additional information, call 239-489-9313 or visit online at www.RauschenbergGallery.com

Art After Dark Oct. 14 in Naples

Art After Dark returns to Naples in October. The monthly seasonal event is hosted by the galleries Of Crayton Cove from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. Participating galleries are Phil Fisher Gallery, Vintage Charm, Earth & Fire, Naples Ships Store, Random

Acts of Art and Guess-Fisher Gallery. This is a professional artist community in Old Naples by the bay, all within a one block walk, where 8th Street South & 12th Avenue South meet at the flagpole. For more details, visit www.GalleriesOfCraytonCove.com

Clyde Butcher to host fundraiser Oct. 28-29 at Big Cypress Gallery

The iconic Florida wilderness photographer Clyde Butcher and his wife, Niki, are hosting the 3rd annual fall festival, with 100 percent of the proceeds from the ranger-led swamp walks benefiting the Big Cypress National Preserve’s environmental education department. The funds contributed will be used to give students the opportunity to experience these remarkable places and learn about the resources the parks protect. Guests will have an opportunity to explore the stunning landscape of the Big Cypress National Preserve on a one-hour, ranger-led guided tour with marked trails, located behind the Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee. Park rangers will have informational tents set up about the park for attendees to enhance their understanding of the preserve and hear about other phe-

nomenal places to visit. Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a rare and intimate meet-and-greet gathering with the Butchers. During his first public appearance since recovering from a stroke in May, Clyde will personalize his books, calendars and photographs. He will be sharing a large selection of his Florida photographs and his photographic adventure stories. Clyde will also be showing his Cuba exhibit with information panels about his expeditions. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 – Sunday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail in Ochopee. This is a public event, and admission is free. For more information on the upcoming fundraiser, visit www.ClydeButcher.com or call 239695-2428.

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Key West plans for annual Fantasy Fest Some areas of the Keys are likely to be ready to accommodate visitors before another. An exact re-opening date for all regions is not yet known, but Key West city officials expect their island will open by Fantasy Fest, the annual costume and masking festival that is set to start Friday, Oct. 20. This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features flamboyant masquerade competitions including one for pets, a headdress ball, exuberant promenades, street fairs and a grand parade that stars marching groups, island-style bands and lavish floats. This year’s festival runs Oct. 20 - 29.

Past ..future…Present let your mind wander! This year’s Fantasy Fest theme, Time Travel Unravels, takes your imagination to anywhere on the time-space continuum. There are limitless possibilities!!! Let your inspiration guide you as you cultivate your costumed revelry into the past colonial era, Roman Empire, Italian Renaissance …or catapult your creativity to a future era of living in the cosmos. You can set your time machine to go where your whim and imagination takes you. Fantasy Fest is an annual 10-day party in paradise for grown-ups. Started in 1979 by a small group of Key West locals, the party was created to bring visitors to the island in what was a typically quiet, but beautiful season. It worked. Fantasy Fest has grown every year since its inception and is now the wildest extravaganza around! Fun-loving revelers from around the globe bring their creativity and imaginations as they descend upon Key West each year in October for 10 days filled with costuming, parades, libations and excitement! For more information and schedule for Fantasy Fest, visit online at www.fantasyfest.com. For Key West visitor information, go to www.fla-keys.com/keywest or call 1-800-LAST-KEY

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Comic Fest to return on Oct. 21

Annual Dark Art show opens Oct. 6

Southwest Florida’s creepiest collection of Dark Art returns to downtown Fort Myers. Presented by Syzygy Art Collaborative, this year’s Dark Art showcase will feature works from local and national artists throughout October at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. The exhibit will open Friday, Oct. 6 form 6 to 10 p.m. in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk. The opening reception will feature local live entertainment (costumes are highly encouraged). The show will hang in the Capital Gallery on the second floor through Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dark Art is a juried selection of the raw, visceral, beautifully dark works created by artists from Southwest Florida and beyond. This exhibition will feature painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media projects all dedicated to the celebration of darker themes in art. Presented by local collaborative duo Syzygy, this array of the ghoulish and macabre will be on display in the on the second floor of the Davis Art Center. Syzygy Art Collaborative is spearheaded by local artists TJ Gallo Danielle Branchaud and Nick Masiello. Syzygy originates in Southwest Florida and combines the unique styles of two artists, to create something entirely new: urban surrealism. Branchaud’s

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work has been showcased in galleries throughout Southwest Florida, and has won several juried competitions, like the 2017 June juried exhibition at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Masiello has curated for local galleries and recently took part in the Textures, Tones, & Textiles group show in downtown Fort Myers. For more info on Syzygy, visit https://syzygyart.wordpress.com/. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, call 239-3331933 or visit online at www.sbdac.com.

Jet Victory exhibit at the Davis Art Center in October

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In Jet Victory’s “My Robo Life,” robots have feelings, too. The exhibition explores the artist’s deepest emotions in a series of exquisitely imagined works featuring robots as the main subject matter. Experience this creative collection throughout the month of October in the Grand Atrium gallery at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. The exhibit will open Friday, Oct. 6 in conjunction with Art Walk from 6 to 10 p.m. The show will run through Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Jet Victory is a street artist with fine art flair. Jet is a local artist, born and raised around the North Fort Myers, Cape Coral area. Although Jet is an extremely private artist, he allowed his life to be viewed through a robot series called “My Robo Life.” Picking up a small following from his characters, Jet has gained enough courage to let many see deeper into his introverted personality. “Art to me has been about harnessing pain and seeing how it can be transformed into something that brings others so much beauty and enjoyment,” says Jet Victory.

Teens and adults are invited to get into costume and spend the day doing all things related to science fiction, fantasy and popular arts at the second annual Fort Myers Comic Fest. The free event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Fort Myers Regional Library and Cornog Plaza, 2450 First St. in downtown Fort Myers. Registration is required for some programs. Register at www.leegov.com/library/comicfest. Attendees will enjoy workshops, karaoke, games, selfie stations, a 3D printer presentation, a costume parade and a cosplay presentation by FGCU’s Cosplay and Costuming Club. Special guest speaker Ian Verhine, an Asian Studies scholar, will be back by popular demand. The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present a young adult story time. Enjoy live music with Emma from Ursa Major and activities on Cornog Plaza. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library.

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Arts for ACT Gallery to showcase artists in upcoming annual auction In October, Arts for ACT Gallery will feature the donated artworks for the upcoming Arts for ACT 2017 Fine Art Auction. Live auction artists will be showcased in the main gallery and the silent auction artworks will hang in the White Gallery. Also showing will be new works from the gallery’s co-op artists. Previewing in the main gallery and juried into the live auction for the Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., gala fundraiser, Arts for ACT 2017 Fine Art Auction are 25 of Southwest Florida’s finest artists. More than 35 artists donated to the silent auction. This year, artists donated exceptional original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. In addition, donated items include jewelry, sculptures, photography, fine crafts and more. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. during the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk. The gallery will be open on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the second day of Art Walk.

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The annual fine art auction is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point in Estero. For tickets, call 239939-2553. The gallery exhibits continue through Tuesday, Oct. 31. Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First St. in downtown Fort Myers.

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Car cruise-in will return in October, move to 4th Sunday

After a summer break, the monthly car cruise-in returns in October. It will move to the fourth Sunday of the month and run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stroll the downtown streets and view the beauty of automotive design on the fourth Sunday of the month. The River District Alliance presents the next car cruise-in Sunday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 239-321-7100 for more info.

THIRD FRIDAY EVERY MONTH LIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 6 PM

The next Music Walk will be

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Comedy Clubs OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY - 4

Michael Mack 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone

THURSDAY - 5

Mike Herlihy 7:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe

Michael Mack 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone

FRIDAY - 6

Mike Herlihy 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe

Pif f t he Magic Dragon 7 & 9 p.m. Off the Hook

Michael Mack 8:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone

Laugh In Comedy Cafe 8595 College Parkway Fort Myers 239-479-5233 laughincomedycafe.com

Off the Hook Comedy Club

2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road unit #1100, Naples 239-389-6901 offthehookcomedy.com

The Comedy Zone at Visani Restaurant

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SATURDAY - 7

Mike Herlihy 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe

Pif f the Magic Dragon 7 & 9 p.m. Off the Hook Michael Mack 6 & 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone

SUNDAY - 8

Kevin McDonald 7:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe

Pif f the Magic Dragon 7 & 9 p.m. Off the Hook

WEDNESDAY - 11

Tim t he Dair y Farmer 7:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe Norm Stulz 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone

THURSDAY - 12

GR Goodwin 7:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe James Davis 7 p.m. Off the Hook

Norm Stulz 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone

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FRIDAY - 13

GR Goodwin 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe James Davis 7 & 9 p.m. Off the Hook

Norm Stulz 8:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone

SATURDAY - 14

GR Goodwin 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe James Davis 7 & 9 p.m. Off the Hook

Norm Stulz 6 & 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone

SUNDAY - 15

Comedy Club calendar online at www.HappeningsMagazine.net

Laugh In Comedy Cafe welcomes Ron Feingold

Ron Feingold will be at the Laugh In Comedy Café in Fort Myers Oct. 26 - 28. Ron Feingold has toured the entire United States and has performed in America's finest comedy clubs, universities and theatres. After doing "straight" stand-up for five years, he decided to stir things up a little and bring his love for a cappella music to the comedy clubs. Ron's first album was released in June of 1995 and was called One Man A Cappella Jam. Ron began work on his second album in 1999 with producer Glenn Longacre. Released in 2001, Solo Effort takes Ron's music to a different

Friday - 20 continued

James Davis 7 p.m. Off the Hook

Steve Byrne 7 & 10 p.m. The Comedy Zone

Rich Shultis 7:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe

Rich Shultis 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe

THURSDAY - 19

Paul Rodriguez 7 p.m. Off the Hook

Steve Byrne 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone

FRIDAY - 20

Rich Shultis 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe Paul Rodriguez 7 & 9 p.m. Off the Hook

SATURDAY - 21

Paul Rodriguez 7 & 9 p.m. Off the Hook

level. Using contemporary favorites and up-tempo classics to create an a cappella recording that is unique and fun to listen to. See the Solo Effort Page for more information on the new album. Currently, Ron is a corporate and cruise ship entertainer residing in Florida and also performs at his favorite comedy clubs around the country. The Fort Myers show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. Laugh In Comedy Cafe is located at 8595 College Parkway, Fort Myers. For tickets, call 239-479-5233 or visit online at www.laughincomedycafe.com

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Laugh In Lineup 13 7:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe Dave Landau 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone

THURSDAY - 26

Ron Feingold 7:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe J Chris Newberg 7:30 p.m. Off the Hook

Steve Byrne 6 & 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone

Dave Landau 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone

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Spanky Brown 7 p.m. Off the Hook

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* schedules subject to change

Ron Feingold 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe

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J Chris Newberg 7 p.m. Off the Hook

Dave Landau 8:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone

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Ron Feingold 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Laugh In Comedy Cafe J Chris Newberg 7 & 9 p.m. Off the Hook

Dave Landau 6 & 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone

SUNDAY - 29

J Chris Newberg 7 p.m. Off the Hook

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DINING PICKS FOR SEASON 1st Street Deli at Seminole Casino Hotel

reubens, hot paninis, hamburgers and salads. Opens 10 a.m. daily. 506 South 1st Street, Immokalee 800-218-0007 www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com

Diners at the Seminole Casino Immokalee will enjoy the 1st Street Deli. The authentic New York-style delicatessen brings a distinctly unique dining concept to the casino, featuring deli pickles, fresh bread and sandwiches bigger than your appetite. Offerings include piled high pastrami and corned beef sandwiches,

Capt’n Fishbones Seafood Grill at The Shell Factory

Capt'n Fishbones at The Shell Factory has moderately priced lunches, dinners and a full selection of cocktails. We serve Florida favorites like: shrimp, crab cakes, fish fries, burgers and sandwiches. Enjoy the great tropical weather at Dogbones Café or the Swamp Bar and Patio where even the four legged "children" are welcome. Large group rates are available for lunches, dinners and meetings. Plan your next special event at one of our venues, Weddings, Receptions, Retirement Parties, Corporate Gatherings and Children's Birthday Parties, you name it, we are your perfect culinary choice. Capt’n Fishbones opens daily at 11 a.m. with daily specials and Happy Hour all day, every day. Hear live entertainment in the Swamp Patio daily from 4 - 7 p.m. Classic car shows are held every Monday 4 - 7 p.m. 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 239-995-2141 www.shellfactory.com

Deep Lagoon Seafood & Fish Market

Nestled in the heart of Florida, lies a place just off the beaten path where the drinks are colder, the fish is fresher and the food is tastier. Where you can breathe easy, be casual and take in the sights and sounds of everything that is “Real Florida.” A departure from a busy day, a place to be with friends, a place to share laughs and great memories. Relax and take it all in! Welcome to Deep Lagoon Seafood, A Fresh Twist on Coastal Casual. Deep Lagoon Seafood features a wide variety of menu options sure to satisfy the appetite of any guest. We offer the freshest product available, with daily deliveries from our local fishing partner Island Crab Company, based out of Pine Island. Now offering Happy Hour from 2 - 7 pm featuring small plates from $5 - $8. The restaurant is another family owned and operated brand from the Phelan Family, the same company behind local favorites Pinchers and Texas Tony’s Rib and Brew House. Reservations accepted. 10395 Tamiami Trail N, Naples 239-631-6266 www.deeplagoon.com

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EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill at Seminole Casino Hotel EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill at Seminole

Casino Immokalee is your place for downhome favorites. The Grill is serving up a delicious new menu featuring gluten-free and organic items, such as the gluten-free Cobb Salad and savory Organic Herb Roasted Chicken. The EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill is open 24/7 and serves all day breakfast, sandwiches, seafood, steaks, tableside flambé desserts and the popular Seminole Fry Bread. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee 800-218-0007 www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com

GameTime

at Gulf Coast Town Center

At GameTime, you can play and eat in style! With a wide variety of menu selections including appetizers like Ahi Tuna Crisps and Fried Mac N' Cheese Balls; entreés that include Baby Back Ribs, Churrasco, Salmon and Pasta dishes; great kid’s meals; healthy Salads and delicious Sports Bar staples like Chicken Wings and Nachos, you are certain to have a fantastic dining experience while everyone has a great time! We offer a full liquor Sports Bar and 2-4-1 all day every day on any individual beer and wine. 10037 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers 239-204-5964 www.gametimeplayers.com

Ichiban Japanese & Chinese Located at the entrance to the

Hotel Indigo, we offer a wide selection of Japanese and Chinese menu items. Stop by for lunch or dinner. They are open seven days a week.

1520 Broadway, #105, Downtown Fort Myers 239-334-6991 www.IchibanDowntownFortMyers.com

Lucky Mi

at Seminole Casino Hotel

Asian-inspired upscale restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee has unveiled several creative new menu items that further enhance the dining experience. In addition to Avocado Tempura, Sesame Seared Tuna, and Shanghai Ribs, Lucky Mi has added hot rocks house specials that allow guests to cook their own entrees to perfection at the table on volcanic rock heated to 575 degrees. The new Hot Rocks House Specials include Mixed Seafood (sea scallops, tiger shrimp, king salmon, Asian vegetables), Beef Tenderloin (thinly sliced beef tenderloin and Asian vegetables) and Surf and Turf (cold water lobster tail, sliced beef tenderloin and Asian vegetables), all served with steamed rice and lemon-ginger vinaigrette, hoisin sweet soy and Thai sweet chili dipping sauces. 506 South 1st Street, Immokalee 800-218-0007 www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com

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Twisted Vine Bistro & The Barrel Room Twisted Vine Bistro located in downtown Fort Myers' historic River District, prides itself on an extraordinary dining experience. We offer only the freshest seafood, certified Angus Beef, and other unique innovative entrees. We also feature an extensive boutique wine list, with more than 30 wines by the glass. Twisted Vine Bistro grows our house herbs and spices in our courtyard garden! We can accommodate small private event parties for after hours, social gatherings or rehearsal dinners. Dinner is served seven nights a week. We are open Monday through Thursdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m to 9 p.m. Join us for brunch in our courtyard garden. The Twisted Vine Bistro has expanded with the opening of The Barrel Room featuring live music and a late menu. 2214 Bay Street, Fort Myers 239-226-1687 www.twistedvinebistro.com

Texas Tony’s Rib & Brewhouse

Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro

Treat your taste buds to simply prepared fish, premium steaks, an impressive wine selection and handcrafted cocktails. Dine indoors or outside on the patio and savor your favorite dish al fresco while overlooking the breathtaking views of the Caloosahatchee River, The Gulf of Mexico and Tarpon Point Marina. Happy Hour Daily from 4 – 7 p.m.

Pinchers

5961 Silver King, Cape Coral 239-541-5600 www.Marker92.com

at The Marina at Edison Ford

Located on the historic Caloosahatchee River and offering the best riverfront dining experience and sunset views, Pinchers at the Marina at Edison Ford is the place for the freshest seafood. Caught from local waters by local fishermen, Pinchers brings the best catch from the water to the table. With 2 for 1 Happy Hour all day every day and kids eat free, Pinchers is Florida Seafood, Florida Style. Pinchers has 11 Florida locations including Tin City Naples, Bonita Springs, Tarpon Point Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach and Gulf Coast Town Center. 2360 West First St., Fort Myers 239-245-7049 www.pinchersusa.com

Tiki Hut Bar & Grill

at Dolphin Key Resort

There's always something to do at the Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at the Dolphin Key Resort. Located in Downtown Cape Coral, the biggest Tiki bar in the world offers live entertainment Wednesday through Sunday, Key West Style Relax Wednesday and Thursday, Light Rock and Country to listen and dance to Friday and Saturday, and then of course, let’s really dance Sunday afternoon to Brylcream with Doo Wop and Motown for the real dancers. The Tiki is a dog friendly bar, offers an outdoor atmosphere, so family, and friends two or four legged are welcome. Great food menu, with Florida Specials, pool table,TVs. Open 7 days. Kitchen open late. 1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral 239-540-8454 www.dolphinkeyresort.com

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With a goal of bringing a first-class experience and barbeque product Texas Tony’s Rib and Brew House was born. Tony Phelan grew up in Texas, took those roots and his love of Texas barbeque and set out on a plan of introducing a unique brand of barbeque to Southwest Florida. Taking a combination of Hickory and Oak woods to smoke with and cooking at low temperatures, it created the perfect formula for Award-Winning Barbeque. Texas Tony’s barbeque is “all about the rub and the ring.” The rub is made from his secret recipe. The ring occurs when you smoke meat over a long period of time; the pink is where the smoke has permeated the meat. This is True Texas Barbeque. They smoke meats a minimum of 1214 hours creating mouth-watering, fall off the bone goodness for Baby Back and St. Louis Style Ribs and succulent brisket, pork and tenderloin. All meats are hand sliced to order ensuring the freshest and tastiest “Q” in town allowing it to be consistently voted as the Best Barbeque in Southwest Florida. 4519 Tamiami Trail E., Naples 239-732-8392 www.texastonys.com

The Veranda

The Veranda's romantic setting in two turn-ofthe-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in SW Florida. Celebrating more than 35 years in business, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. 2122 Second St., Fort Myers 239-332-2065 www.verandarestaurant.com

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Sunday -1 4th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Festival Fort Myers Beach www.island-hopper.fortmyers-sanibel.com Magician Craig Diamond Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral 239-772-5862 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Music by Michael Hirst 3-7 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007 Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Ida S. Baker High School, 3500 Agualinda Blvd., Cape Coral This concert is free and open to the public. 3 p.m. 239-458-6690 Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Joe Delaney & Don Mopsick The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225 The Odd Couple - The Female Version Through Oct. 29 Off Broadway Palm Theatre 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers 239-278-4422 Groovin’ The 60s & 70s Musical Through Oct. 7 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers 239-278-4422 Outside Mullingar Through Oct. 22 Florida Repertory Theatre 2268 Bay Street. Fort Myers 239-332-4488

Monday -2 TGIM Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 2301 First St., Fort Myers Join hosts Eric Raddatz and Melissa Dehaven with judges Stephanie Davis, Dakota Jordan Peoples, and Miss Universe, Ireland, Brittany Mason for TGIM! Featuring fresh local indie music by Al Holland. Come watch fresh indie short films and get a view of how we view submissions with local celebrity judges for our festival. 6:30 - 9 p.m. 239-333-1933

Tuesday -3 26th Annual International Society of

Experimental Artists BIG ARTS hosts the 26th Annual International Society of Experimental Artists’ Juried Exhibition and Symposium. The ISEA has a rich history of celebrating innovation through the arts, encouraging artists to explore new ideas, techniques, and subject matter, with no rules. The resulting art is stimulating, refreshing, and cutting edge. The exhibition will host approximately 90 pieces of art in the Phillips Gallery, accompanied by a display of works by ISEA board members in the Founders Gallery. Reception Oct. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. 239-395-0900 Paul Larson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Wednesday -4 John McCormick The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

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Sunset Celebration Cape Coral Yacht Club 5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral Join us for this monthly family event! Celebrate the beauty of our beautiful SW Florida sunsets while listening to live music on the beach! There will also be arts & crafts vendors, food trucks and more! Free admission. 4 - 7 p.m. 239-574-0806 Joe Delaney’s Latin Caribbean Jazz Project The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. 239-333-2225 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village Music by Michael Hirst from 4-7 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007

Thursday -5 Matthew West and Jordan Feliz in Concert First Baptist Church Naples 3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples 7 - 10:30 p.m. 239-597-6057 Mercato Nights - The Good Bad Kids Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, Naples 6 - 9 p.m. 239-254-1080

Stop and Listen: FGCU Students on Environmental Awareness and Restoration exhibition Through Nov. 17 FGCU, ArtLab 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers This exhibition is free and open to the public. 239-590-7199 Slice of Life exhibit Cape Coral Art League 516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral Reception 5 to 7 p.m., with complimentary wine & hors d'oeuvres! From oil paintings, photography, mixed media, acrylic, pastel, collage, ceramic, colored pencil, watercolor and oil with palette knife, this show has it all. 239-336-9873. Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Singer George Voss from noon -3 p.m. by Good ‘Ole Days Coffee & Muttini Mingle 5:30-8 p.m. with music by Michael Hirst. 941-575-3007 Jaycee Acoustic Jam Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral Local musicians that love playing music together. Not an open mic, but all acoustic musicians & bands are encouraged to come & share their talents. Jaycee Acoustic Jam page on Facebook for info. 6 – 8 p.m. Nettie The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Dan Miller & Lew DelGatto Jazz Quartet The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. 239-333-2225

Friday -6 Your Best Shot: A Juried Exhibit

Lee County Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Opening reception: Oct. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery Walk with Artists & Juror: Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. during SoCo Second Saturday Art Crawl. Exhibit runs through Oct. 28. 239-939-2787 Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Jet Victory-My Robo Life Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - Grand Atrium 2301 First St., Fort Myers 6 – 10 p.m. 239-333-1933

Dog Daze Miromar Outlets 10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero 6 p.m. near the Restaurant Piazza Enjoy pet-friendly specials and entertainment at participating stores and restaurants. 239-948-3766 The Sunset Celebration - West of Galway Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900 Theatre Conspiracy - Buyer & Cellar Through Oct. 14 Lee County Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers 239-939-2787 Music and dancing with Erich The Cultural Center 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. $10 per person, 7 - 10 p.m., Tickets at the door. www.theculturalcenter.com 941-625-4175. The Sunset Celebration - West of Galway Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900 Art Walk Downtown Fort Myers A must do in the River District social scene is the monthly Art Walk. Always on the First Friday, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. 6 - 10 p.m. www.fortmyersartwalk.com Dark Art exhibit Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 2301 First St., Fort Myers 6 – 10 p.m. 239-333-1933 ACT Gallery exhibit opens Arts for ACT Gallery, 2265 First St., For Myers Reception for exhibits featuring a preview of the annual fine art action 6 - 10 p.m. during Art Walk. 239-337-5050 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Singer Michael Hirst from noon-3 p.m., Center Court & Singer Chris G from 5-9 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007 Exhibit: Ted De Clerq-Opening Reception Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs 6 - 8 p.m. 239-495-8989 Opposites Attract-Opening Reception Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs 6 - 8 p.m. 239-495-8989 Kellie Rucker & Steve Arvey The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 9 p.m. 239-333-2225

Saturday -7 Improv Tonight!

Center for the Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs Bonita City Improv performs musical improv, games and scenes that include suggestions provided by you, the audience! Every show is different with special guests always popping in from Nationally touring Improv groups. 8 p.m. 239-495-8989 www.artcenterbonita.org SWFL Hunger Games Top Rocker Field 9510 Thunder Road, Fort Myers Over 30 gourmet food trucks and local restaurants will gather in Top Rocker Field to offer their best dishes and compete for 5 awards. We'll also have beer stations, celebrity judges, live entertainment and more! Admission is $10 in advance and $15 day of. On-site parking is $10 per car and off-site parking is $5 per car. Shuttles will be provided. VIP tickets are $100. 239-275-4647

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Paul & Quintin The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Glam Bam Burlesque: For Peep’s Sake Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 2301 First St., Fort Myers 9 - 11 p.m. 239-333-1933 2nd Annual Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival Four Points Lawn by Sheraton 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda Harborside Performing Live Third World, Warrior King, Ras Chakai, Caribbean Vibes Band, NostalJah, Propaganjah, Michael White. $10Advance General Admission, $15 Gate, $30 VIP Pre-Sold Only Kid's Under 13 Free. 1-10 p.m. 941-219-5905 www.caribtix.com/caribbeanjerk Craig Campbell The Ranch 2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers Doors open at 7 p.m. 239-985-9839 The Sunset Celebration - West of Galway Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900 The Sunset Celebration - West of Galway Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Musician Ragady Lapsey from noon-4 p.m., Center Court & Singer Michael Hirst from 5-9 p.m., Center Court & The Kollections Band, 8 p.m. at Harpoon Harry’s. 941-575-3007 Brandon Robertson Duo - Jazz Brunch The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225

Annual Parade for Heroes SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral Cape Coral’s Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation pays tribute to 9/11 heroes and First Responders while also celebrating its 8th anniversary with the third annual “Parade for Heroes” on SE 47th Terrace. The grand marshal for the parade is 9/11 FDNY Ground Zero firefighter Dennis Stagliano. The foundation will have an open house after the event; lunch and entertainment will be available from noon-2 p.m. The parade will feature EMS, military, law enforcement, firefighters, marching bands, decorative vehicles, color guards and floats. Parking is free at the foundation, 4820 Leonard St. 10 a.m. 239-541-8704 Saturday Art Walk Downtown Fort Myers 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Roads open for the Saturday event. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com Chris O’Leary Band The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 9 p.m. 239-333-2225 ACMA concert - Grant Peeples All Faiths Unitarian Church, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., $10-$15 donation. Peg & Emery Williams open. www.americanacma.org

Sunday -8 Live Music in the Village

Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Music by David McDonald from 3-7 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007 Naples Philharmonic Taffaenel, Ravel and Debussy Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples 3 p.m. 239-597-1900

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Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Symphony Orchestra Concert FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, Fort Myers This concert is free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m. www2.fgcu.edu

Charlotte County Big Band-Swingin’ on Sundays Cultural Center Theater 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte The Big Band will present their first concert of the fall. $15 per person and $13 for Cultural Center Members. 3 p.m. 941-625-4175 x221

Naples Philharmonic Beethoven, Reicha and Weber Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples 3 p.m. 239-597-1900

Joe Delaney & Don Mopsick The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225

Monday -9 Dick Hamilton Sextet

& the Mark Markaverich Trio Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte The Charlotte County Jazz Society opens their 20172018 season with a double concert featuring the Dick Hamilton Sextet and the Mark Markaverich Trio. $20 per person and seating is on a first come, first seated basis. 7 p.m. 941-625-4175 x221

Tuesday - 10 A Splash of Blue

Through Nov. 2 Naples Art Association, 585 Park St, Naples This exhibition program is administered by the Naples Art Association’s Gallery 104 volunteers. The exhibition will be on view in the Elizabeth & William Barrick, Millicent & Charles Marshall and the Minnesota Lobby Galleries. 239-262-6517 Paul Larson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Wednesday - 11 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Music by Michael Hirst from 4-7 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007 Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles FGCU, U. Tobe Recital Hall, Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 and available online at www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsma John McCormick The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 The Naples Players - She Kills Monsters Through Nov. 5 Sugden Community Theatre /Blackburn Hall 701 5th Ave. S, Naples www.naplesplayers.org 239-263-7990 Dance-a-Tthon to benefit ACT The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon 2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers There is a $5 cash cover change at The Ranch on the event night. Wednesday night at The Ranch is for all ages. Kids 12 and under are free. If you have it, wear purple the night of the event to support the cause. Support your dancer by coming out and keeping track of the number of dances they complete. Pledge your donations online. 7 p.m. 239-246-3608.

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Thursday - 12 Pippin the Musical Through Nov. 18 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers 239-278-4422

Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Singer Paul Roush from noon-3 p.m., Center Court & Dixieland Jazz by Leslie DaCosta from noon-3 p.m.by Good ‘Ole Day. 941-575-3007 Jaycee Acoustic Jam Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral Local musicians that love playing music together. Not an open mic, but all acoustic musicians and bands are encouraged to come & share their talents. Jaycee Acoustic Jam page on Facebook for info. 6 – 8 p.m. Nettie The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. 239-333-2225

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Friday - 13 2017 Florida International Air Show

Through Nov. 15 Punta Gorda Airport 28000 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda Kid Zone, helicopter rides, aerobatic performances, military jets, jet truck racing an airplane, military training demonstrations, parachute team, Friday night fireworks, food vendors, etc. This year will be the first FIAS 5K on Saturday morning. Friday 5 - 9 p.m. (gates open at 4 p.m.); Sat noon – 4pm (gates open at 9 a.m.); Sun noon - 4 p.m. (gates open at 9 a.m.) $20 adults / $5 kids / $10 a day for parking www.floridaairshow.com Punkin Palooza Oct. 13 - 15 and Oct. 20 - 22 Fleamasters Fleamarket, State Road 82, Fort Myers www.fleamall.com Biscuit Miller & The Mix The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 9 p.m. 239-333-2225 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Singer Michael Hirst from noon-3 p.m., Live tropical vibes by Bruce & Tiki D 5-9 p.m., Center Court & The Boogiemen Band, 8 p.m. at Harpoon Harry’s. 941-575-3007

Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Mystery Walk Downtown Fort Myers Join the Mystery every second Friday of the month in the River District from 6-8 p.m. Registration begins at First and Hendry Streets in front of Iberia Bank. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Art After Dark Crayton Cove, Naples The Galleries of Crayton Cove feature live music and art by artists and artisans. The galleries are located where 8th St. S. and 12th Ave. S. meet. 6-9 p.m. www.GalleriesOfCraytonCove.com Noteworthy Concert featuring Wilder Sons Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - Grand Atrium 2301 First St., Fort Myers 7- 10 p.m. 239-333-1933

Brooklyn Boys Revue Through Oct. 22 Cultural Park Theater 528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral 239-772-5862

ACMA concert - Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart All Faiths Unitarian Church, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., $10-$15 donation. Scott Lee Dozier opens. www.americanacma.org

Chris Janson The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon 2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers Doors open at 7 p.m. 239-985-9839

Ric Moreira exhibit at DAAS Co-Op DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts, 1400 Colonial Blvd., suite 84, Fort Myers 5 p.m. 239-590-8645

Untethered, Stories Come Like Charms: Barbara Balzer and Linda Hall exhibition Through Nov. 16 Wasmer Art Gallery, Arts Complex 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers 239-590-7199

Angie & Gary The Cultural Center 2280 Aaron Street,Port Charlotte On Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets $13 for members or $17 for non-members. 7 p.m. 941-625-4175 x221.

The Sunset Celebration - High Tide Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Paul & Quintin The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Saturday - 14 Cape Bike Night featuring Lita Ford

SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event! 5 - 10 p.m. www.CCBikeNight.com

The Sunset Celebration - Remedy Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900 Gulfshore Playhouse - Paradise Through Oct. 29 The Norris Center, 755 8th Ave. S, Naples 866-811-4111

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SoCo Second Saturdays South of Colonial, Fort Myers Occurring every Second Saturday of the month starting at 6 p.m. and extending through the night, SoCo Second Saturday features scheduled performances, talks, short plays, open houses, artist demonstrations, gallery openings, wine tastings and other activities. Visitors can shop, dine, and explore local art spaces. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, SoCo Second Saturdays celebrate the arts year-round, rain or shine. www.SoCoSWFL.com Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Dick & Kammy from noon-4 p.m., Singer John McDonald 5-9 p.m., Center Court & The Boogiemen Band, 8 p.m. at Harpoon Harry’s. 941-575-3007 Paul DesLauriers Band The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 9 p.m. 239-333-2225

Sunday - 15 Live Music in the Village

Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Live music by Michael Hirst from 3-7 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007 Chamber & University Choirs Concert New Hope Presbyterian Church, 10051 Plantation Rd., Fort Myers This concert is free and open to the public. 3 p.m. 239-274-1230 Naples Philharmonic Beethoven, Reicha and Weber Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples 3 p.m. 239-597-1900 Naples Concert Band in the Park Cambier Park Bandshell 755 8th Ave S, Naples The Naples Concert Band kicks off its 46th season. Special performances by the vocal trio of Lisa Federico, Jenny BIntliff, and Craig Greusel singing selections from Oliver; clarinet soloist Paul Votapek, principal clarinetist with The Naples Philharmonic, performing the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto; and the NCB clarinet section in Clarinet Candy will be included. 2 p.m. www.naplesconcertband.org Brandon Robertson Duo - Jazz Brunch The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225 Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Joe Delaney & Don Mopsick The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225

Monday - 16 It’s Elemental

Through Oct. 28 Naples Art Association 585 Park St, Naples Experience the seven Elements of Art through vision, hearing and touch. The Elements of Art are building blocks artists use to create works of art. Like a poet combining words and composing a poem, a visual artist employs the Elements of Art when painting a picture, constructing a sculpture or assembling a collage. Reception for three exhibitions, Friday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 239-262-6517

Tuesday - 17

Paul Larson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Wednesday - 18 Fort Myers History on Film, 1930s & 1940s: An Evening with Billy Nalle Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - Grand Atrium 2301 First St., Fort Myers 6:30 - 9:30 pm 239-333-1933 John McCormick The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Thursday - 19 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda George Voss from noon-3 p.m.near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee & Paul Roush from 4-7 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007 Naples Philharmonic Boreyko Conducts Shostakovich Thursday & Friday Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples 8 p.m. 239-597-1900 Dan Miller & Lew DelGatto Jazz Quartet The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. 239-333-2225 Third Thursday on Third 3rd Street South Shopping District, Naples The courtyards of Third Street South resound with music. The shops are open, the restaurants welcome you and the music beckons. 5 - 8 p.m. 239-649-6707 Alive After Five Downtown Punta Gorda Every third Thursday from 5 to 8 the downtown merchants bring you live music, artists and demoing, food trucks, other entertainment through out downtown. We have many restaurants, pubs and places whereby you can duck in and out of the heat or rain. Never a reason to NOT come to Alive After 5. Merchants stay open till 8pm for your shopping pleasure. Don't forget to enter our monthly drawing for $50 DMA bucks. FREE. What else matters? 5 - 8 p.m. 941-391-4856 Jaycee Acoustic Jam Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral Local musicians that love playing music together. Not an open mic, but all acoustic musicians and bands are encouraged to come & share their talents. Jaycee Acoustic Jam page on Facebook for info. 6 – 8 p.m. Nettie The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Sundown Stroll Tarpon Point Marina Village 5991 Silver King Blvd., Cape oral Fun, family friendly event on the third Thursday every month. Live music, 4 p.m. to sunset. Sundown Stroll will be highlighting the Heights Foundation who will be at The Westin Cape Coral a few days later on Oct. 21 & 22 for their event “Over the Edge” where eighty people will be rappelling down 19 stories of the building. www.tarponpoint.com

Friday - 20 Punkin Palooza Through Oct. 22 Fleamasters Fleamarket, State Road 82, Fort Myers www.fleamall.com

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Arts on Tap: Indoor Art & Pub Crawl Lee County Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Why limit happy to one hour? Delight your senses with art, spirits and beer, culinary creations, twisted pub games and music at Arts on Tap, an indoor pub crawl fundraiser benefiting the Alliance for the Arts. Arts on Tap features the craft of local brewers, distillers and culinary artisans all right here at the Alliance. 7 - 10 p.m. 239-939-2787 Veronica’s Room Through Nov. 4 The Laboratory Theater of Florida 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers 239-218-0481 Noteworthy Concert - The Copper Tones Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - Grand Atrium 2301 First St., Fort Myers 7 - 10 p.m. 239-333-1933 Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

The Gold Tones bring Doo Wop Cultural Center Theater 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte 7 p.m. Great new songs with “Street Corner Harmony,” bringing back those memories, just as you remember them. www.theculturalcenter.com 625-4175 x221 Packrat’s Smokehouse The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 9 p.m. 239-333-2225 Rocky Horror Picture Show Lee County Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers $10 presale or $15 at the door. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 7 p.m. 239-939-2787 Village People Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee 8 p.m. 1-800-514-ETIX

Music and dancing with Erich The Cultural Center 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. $10 per person, tickets at the door. 7 - 10 p.m. 941-625-4175.

Second Annual Fort Myers Comic Fest Fort Myers Regional Library and Cornog Plaza, 2450 First St., downtown Fort Myers Teens and adults are invited to get into costume and spend the day doing all things related to science fiction, fantasy and popular arts at the second annual Fort Myers Comic Fest. This is a free event. Noon to 4 p.m. Registration is required for some programs. Register at www.leegov.com/library. Programs (registration may be required)

The Sunset Celebration - High Tide Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show Cambier Park, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. www.naplesartcrafters.com

Music Walk Downtown Fort Myers The River District comes alive on the third Friday of the month as local and regional musicians line the streets. From jazz and blues to rock & roll, many genres can be heard and vary each month. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. 6 to 10 p.m. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Music by Sons of Beaches from noon-4 p.m., Center Court & Singer Rita Beach from 5-9 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007

The Del Prados The Shell Factory & Nature Park 2787 N Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 6:30 p.m. www.shellfactory.com Brandon Robertson Duo - Jazz Brunch The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225 ACMA concert - Hank Woji & Eileen Kozloff All Faiths Unitarian Church, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., $10-$15 donation. Bob Williams opens. www.americanacma.org Oktoberfest Bike Night benefits AVOW Six Bends Harley-Davidson 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers 5 - 9 p.m. 239-275-4647 www.sixbendshd.com

Sunday - 22 Backyard Family Bash

Lee County Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Hometown Food, Hometown Music & Hometown Giving! Bring your chairs and blankets and join us for Backyard Bash! This family fun event is complete with local restaurants, games and contests for adults and kids and live entertainment by local bands. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 239-939-2787 Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Car Cruise-In Downtown Fort Myers From classic to cool, downtown streets are lined with the sight of these show cars on the fourth Saturday of the month from 4-8 p.m. Music, food, drinks, and more! Free to the public with many venues featuring additional specials. www.myriverdistrict.com The Temptations and The Four Tops Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples 7 p.m. 239-597-1900

Alex Zayas Band The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 9 p.m. 239-333-2225

Sanibel Jazz BIG ARTS 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island Don’t miss this jazz ”happening” from the awardwinning group that helped bring the historic Jazz on the Green to Sanibel and Captiva in the 1980s. The band features Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Ed Calle, Florida Music Hall of Fame vocalist, Dana Paul and other special guests. 8 p.m. 239-395-0900

Nam Jam Fort Myers The Shell Factory & Nature Park 2787 N Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers The Shell Factory is honored to partner with the Invested Cape Coral Veterans Foundation to Salute our Vietnam Veterans and Honor all Veterans. Admission is free, and the event will feature BBQ Cookout from noon - 3 p.m., live music with Chuck Peterson, a special Color Guard Ceremony, Nam Jam will also be recognizing several WWII Veterans who reside right here in our community. All Vets will get into The Nature Park free. Noon - 3 p.m., live music with Chuck Peterson, a special Color Guard Ceremony, Nam Jam will also be recognizing several WWII Veterans who reside right here in our community. Noon - 6 p.m. wwwshellfatory.com

Oktoberfest Oct. 20 - 22 and Oct. 27-29 German American Social Club, 2101 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral www.CapeCoralOktoberfest.com

Southwest Florida Symphony Pops I: Classical Mystery Tour, A Tribute to the Beatles Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Dixieland Jazz by Leslie DaCosta from 3-7 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007

“Ding” Darling Days - Conservation Art Day J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge 1 Wildlife Dr. , Sanibel Federal Duck Stamp winner Jim Hautman headlines the ninth annual free Conservation Art Day on Oct. 21. The event brings the weeklong “Ding” Darling Days 2017 to a close with the duck stamp artist presentations, nature art, cartooning, photography, and art demonstrations. Admission to Wildlife Drive is free all day, and plein-air artists will be painting along the way. The first arrivals to Conservation Art Day score a reusable bag with art supplies. The day’s full schedule is posted at www.dingdarlingdays.com. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, and Tarpon Bay Explorers co-host the event. 239-472-1100

Naples Big Band Cambier Park, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples 2 - 3:45 p.m. 239-597-3240

Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Singer Chris G from noon-3 p.m. & Singer Steve Flagg from 5-9 p.m. Center Court & Shore Patrol from 8 p.m. at Harpoon Harry’s. 941-575-3007

Saturday - 21 Jimmy Thackery Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs Try to remember to breathe as you listen to one of the most explosive blues guitarists in the history of the blues. 8 p.m. 239-495-8989 www.artcenterbonita.org. Sixth Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, Naples Over 60 beers and live music benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of SWFL. Enjoy an evening of craft beer tasting, stein holding contests, a silent auction and live music by Rockin' Horse! 5-8 p.m. 239-437-0202

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The Sunset Celebration - High Tide Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Joe Delaney & Don Mopsick The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225 Americana - Charles Wesley Godwin The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. 239-333-2225

Monday - 23 Wind Orchestra with Port Charlotte Wind Ensemble Concert Charlotte Performing Arts Center 701 Carmalita St, Punta Gorda This concert is free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m. 941-637-0459

Tuesday - 24 La La Land in Concert

Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples 8 p.m. 239-597-1900 Paul Larson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Wednesday - 25 The Naples Players - Maple & Vine Through Nov. 19 Sugden Community Theater /Tobye Studio 701 5th Ave. S, Naples www.naplesplayers.org 239-263-7990 Rotary Hallowine Walk Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, Naples 6 - 8 p.m. 239-254-1080 All That Jazz Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples Special guest Russell Malone, electric guitar at 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. 239-597-1900 Art After Hours Baker Museum, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples Enjoy free admission to The Baker Museum the last Wednesday of each month from 6 to 9pm. A local band offers musical entertainment and audiences of all ages are welcome to view the galleries and learn from our docents. 6 p.m. 239-597-1900 John McCormick The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Matisyahu, Common Kings & Orphan The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon 2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers www.EventBrite.com

Thursday - 26 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Singer Paul Roush from noon-3 p.m., Center Court & Dixieland Jazz by Leslie DaCosta from noon-3 p.m. by Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Cafe. 941-575-3007 Art & Poetry Networking Event Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - Grand Atrium 2301 First St., Fort Myers Gulf Coast Leisure’s Art & Poetry Networking Events showcase the best art and poetry Southwest Florida has to offer! Artwork of every media type is represented, as well as music, spoken word, poetry and crafts. 8 - 11 p.m. 239-333-1933 Naples International Film Festival Through Oct. 29 Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples 239-597-1900 Jaycee Acoustic Jam Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral Local musicians that love playing music together. Not an open mic, but all acoustic musicians and bands are encouraged to come & share their talents. Jaycee Acoustic Jam page on Facebook for info. 6 – 8 p.m. Nettie The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

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Thursday - 26 continued Dan Miller & Lew DelGatto Jazz Quartet The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. 239-333-2225

Friday - 27 The Sunset Celebration - High Tide

Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900 William Michael Morgan The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon 2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers Doors open at 7 p.m. 239-985-9839 Oktoberfest Oct. 27-29 German American Social Club, 2101 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral www.CapeCoralOktoberfest.com Naples International Film Festival Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, Naples 239-254-1080 Sex Please, We’re Sixty Through Nov. 5 Firehouse Theatre, 241 N. Bridge S., LaBelle 863-675-3066 Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band Performances at Eagle Family Expo Holmes Plaza, FGCU Campus, Fort Myers This performance is free and open to the public. 8 p.m. www2.fgcu.edu Sylvia Through Nov. 15 Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers 239-332-4488 The Servant of Two Masters Through Nov. 5 FGCU TheatreLab, Arts Complex, Fort Myers Tickets $10 for the general public and $7 for students and available at www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsma Death of a Blackheart – Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner and Show The Cultural Center 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. The Cultural Center will be transformed into a the deck of a pirate galleon for our second annual Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Dress for this night of murderous mayhem includes pirate attire, wench wardrobe, and tropical duds of all sorts and fashions. Costumes are not required, but we will have a small prize for a few of our best dressed participants. Tickets $39 each. 941-625-4175 www.theculturalcenter.com Stone Crab Festival Through Oct. 29 Tin City, 1200 5th Ave S, Naples And other Naples locations www.stonecrabfestival.com 239-595-3962 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Singer Chris G from noon-3 p.m. & Singer Paul Roush from 5-9 p.m.,Center Court. 941-575-3007 Noteworthy Concert featuring The Late Ones Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 2301 First St., Fort Myers 7 - 10 p.m. 239-333-1933 Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

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Haunting on the Harbor 2017 Through Oct. 31 Downtown Punta Gorda 6,000 sq. ft. Haunted House, the largest in SW Florida! Costume Contests, Kids Fun Zone, Hypnotist Show, Live Music every night and great food and beverage. www.puntagordahaunting.com Rev. Raven & The Chain Saw Smoking Altar Boys The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 9 p.m. 239-333-2225 Gulfshore Tenors Naples Botanical Gardens 7 p.m. www.gulfshoreopera.org 239-529-3925 Bike Night Naples Harley-Davidson 3645 Gateway Lane, Naples 239-594-5504 www.hdnaples.com for times

Saturday - 28 Diva Comedy Night

Lee County Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Join us for a night of side-splitting comedy hosted and produced by funny and fierce females! These comics will commandeer the mic with gusto for a show that’s sure to fracture your funny bone. Aniria Wilson, Sheena Reagan, Nancy Francis and Mariannette. 8 - 10 p.m. 239-939-2787 Hog O Ween & Wall of Death Six Bends Harley-Davidson 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers Noon. 239-275-4647 www.sixbendshd.com Brandon Robertson Duo - Jazz Brunch The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225 Paul & Quintin The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 ACMA concert - David Massengill All Faiths Unitarian Church, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., $10-$15 donation. Joe Virga opens. www.americanacma.org Cody Johnson The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon 2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers Doors open at 7 p.m. 239-985-9839 Little Mike & the Tornadoes The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 9 p.m. 239-333-2225 Victor Wainwright Center for Performing Arts 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs Wear your dancing shoes when you come see this 2016 Blues Music Award Winner for BB King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year and threetime Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award winner at the Blues Music Awards. His boogie-woogie blues keyboard, dynamic vocals and high-energy stage antics will make it impossible to stay in your seats! 7 p.m. 239-495-8989 www.artcenterbonita.org LatinFest SWFL 2017 Six Bends Harley-Davidson 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers Food, live music, rides for kids & special kids area. 5 - 10 p.m. 239-418-1441

Mystic River band The Cultural Center 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte Texas Red Dirt Country isn’t the songs of your Willies and your Waylons. The genre includes the likes of artists such as Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Robert Earl Keen. Red Dirt Country is rebellious, rootsy and Texas to a fault. Mystic River Band, hailing from Okeechobee, will bring you that iconic sound and more! 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 for Cultural Center members or $17 for non-members. www.theculturalcenter.com or 941-625-4175 x221 The Sunset Celebration - Riverside Times Square, Fort Myers Beach 6 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900 Victor Wainwright & The Train LIVE! Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs 8 p.m. 239-495-8989 Das Avatar Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers 8 p.m. 239-481-4849 Throwback to the 50s! Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Music, dance, fun contests from noon-4 p.m. Tiki Tom and L.A. from 5-9 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007 Celebrating 60 years - Cape Coral Wizard Of Tarpon Point Cultural Park Theater 528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral Trouble is heading our way and we have to stop it before it goes any further. Alligator Land Company, the biggest and most powerful developer in the country, is trying to buy up the waterfront, land and buildings at the Yacht Club. Once they own the property, they’re going to turn it into a gambling casino. As a side attraction, they’re going to promote the waterfront into a nude beach. “We must stop this before it goes any further. Only you and the Wizard of Tarpon Point can save the city! 8 p.m. Event will benefit the Cultural Park Theater and the Cape Coral Historical Museum. 239-772-5862 or 239-772-7037

Sunday - 29 Big Church Night Out

Germain Arena 1100 Everblades Parkway, Estero It's Big Church Night Out which means it's a night full of some of your favorite WAY-FM artists! See the Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7Eventh Time Down, Blanca, Derek Minor, Brock Gill, Adam Agee, Jamison Strain & Jeremy Willet. 6 - 9 p.m. 239-948-7825 Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Six Bends Harley-Davidson 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers 1 p.m. 239-275-4647 www.sixbendshd.com Halloween Bash Shell Factory and Nature Park 2787 N Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers 2 for 1 admission to the nature park after 1 p.m., Trick or treating from 10 a.m. - noon, costume contest from 12:30 - 3 p.m. free snow cones and mini golf for anyone dressed in costume, live entertainment & more. 239-995-2141 Gulf Coast Symphony: Hogwarts Halloween Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers At 1 p.m.: Safe trick-or-treating and the Musical Discovery Zone in the lobby, where kids (and adults!) can try out the instruments of the orchestra. At 2 p.m.: activities move to the theater where the symphony will perform some of the most memorable music from the Harry Potter movie franchise, and other family-friendly Halloween pieces. $10. 239-481-4849

Joe Delaney & Don Mopsick The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 239-333-2225 Live Music in the Village Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Music by Country Express from 3-7 p.m., Center Court. 941-575-3007 Free Halloween Concert Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples Naples Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic. This concert is part of Community Day with pre-concert activities from noon - 4 p.m. Concert to begin at 4 p.m. 239-597-1900 Chicago Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW 7 p.m. 239-481-4849 Bluegrass Music Lee County Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers A sensational fusion of American country music; Irish, Scottish and English ballads and traditional dance music; with a heaping helping of jazz influence makes our bluegrass concerts a toe-tapping, knee-slapping good time. Join fellow acoustic music lovers in the theatre for three hours of great live music by bands from southwest Florida and beyond! Band line-up features Southwind, Captain Joe & the Bottom Feeders and Swinging Bridge. 2 - 5 p.m. 239-939-2787 Naples Jazz Society Cambier Park Bandshell 755 8th Ave S, Naples 2 - 4 p.m. 239-263-1113 Chuck Peterson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141 Americana - Bryan James The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. 239-333-2225

Monday - 30 Halloween Party

Rotino Center 5817 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral Come dressed up in your favorite costume or come dressed as you are for a few hours of Halloween fun. We will have music to dance to, sweet treats to eat and a costume contest. $5 per person. 1 - 3 p.m. 239-574-0807 So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 Tour Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

Tuesday - 31 Halloween Spooktacular on Fifth

5th Avenue South, Naples This ghoulish event will kick-off with children’s activities from 4:30 to 7 p.m., including trick-or-treating at 5th Avenue South businesses, the kid’s costume contest, music, activities, and area charitable organizations activities from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The evening will continue from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with the adult costume contest, the pet costume contest, live music, and activities for kids and adults. 239-692-8436 www.FifthAvenueSouth.com Paul Larson The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 4 - 7 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

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October 2017 Happenings Magazine  

The monthly arts and entertainment guide for Southwest Florida.

October 2017 Happenings Magazine  

The monthly arts and entertainment guide for Southwest Florida.

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