Sunday - 1

 
21st Annual Taste of the Beach
Old San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes available for purchase and compete for top Taste of the Beach Award honors in the categories of Best Appetizer, Best Beef or Veal Dish, Best Seafood Dish, Best Chicken Dish, Best Dessert, Best Decorated Booth, and People's Choice. Gates open at 11 a.m.  Food will be served until it runs out or at 4 p.m. Live music will be provided by Jo List and Friends from noon - 4 p.m. 239-454-7500

Gulfshore Playhouse:
The Who and the What
Through May 15
The Norris Center,
755 8th Street, Naples
A poignant new comedy looks at a loving family divided by faith. 866-811-4111

Naples Players: The Dixie Swim Club
Through May 15
Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S, Naples
239-263-7990

3rd Annual Play Lab
Through May 1
Artstage Studio Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 1st St., Fort Myers
A Festival of New Plays and Emerging Writers!  239-332-4488

The Dingdong
Through May 8
Florida Repertory Theater, 2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
239-332-4488

Top Shelf
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
3:30 - 7:30 p.m., 239-540-8454

WAY-FM presents For King & Country
Germain Arena  
1100 Everblades Parkway, Estero
6 p.m.  www.ticketmaster.com

Vivaldi Four Seasons: Belarusian State
Chamber Orchestra, Evgeny Bushkov,
Conductor, and Nadir Khashimov
Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church
553 Galleon Dr, Naples
Join us in this beautiful church for a special presentation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. A wonderful opportunity to hear the superb chamber orchestra from Minsk, Belarus, their music director, and our own Nadir Khashimov as the guest soloist. Maestro Noll will narrate the poems that influenced Vivaldi.
2 p.m. 888-613-8488

Brian Lowe
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

The Art of Portraiture, 2D portrait exhibit
Through May 18
Visual Arts Center
210 Maud St., Punta Gorda  
Free and open to the public. 941-639-8810

Car Cruise-in
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
See all the favorite makes and models of classic, exotic and custom cars. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
239-948-3766

Naples Dixieland Jazz Band
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
The Naples Dixieland Jazz Band has brought smiles to thousands of faces and forced the tapping of countless happy toes for over 16 years.
2 - 4 p.m. 239-263-1113

Funny Girl
Through May 14
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
239-278-4422

 
33rd Annual Taste Of Collier
The Shoppes at Vanderbilt
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples
Food festival from 11 - 4 p.m.
239-331-7371

TheatreZone: Dames at Sea
Through May 8
G & L Theatre, 13275 Livingston Road, Naples
1-888-966-3352

Twelfth Night
Through May 7
Laboratory Theater of Florida
1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers
239-218-0481
 

 

Monday - 2

 
Philipp Kopachevsky Piano Recital
The Naples Art Association
Mr. Kopachevsky returns to Naples for a rare solo concert. His repertoire will be chosen from recitals that he has performed throughout the world in the past two seasons. Of course, Chopin and Russian favorites will be a part of this virtuosic recital.2 p.m.
888-613-8488

Nachito Herrera Latin Jazz Trio
North Naples United Methodist Church
6000 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples
Back by popular demand, Nachito Herrera and his brilliant trio will present another stunning array of virtuoso Latin jazz and familiar favorites.
8 p.m. 239-593-7600

Fingerstyle Guitarist Drew Gale
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
performs from noon - 3 p.m. 941-575-3007

Art by the disABLEd Exhibit
Through May 27
BIG ARTS Phillips Art Gallery
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel
Artwork by participants in Lee Memorial Health System’s  Arts in Healthcare program  for directions and hours.)  As part of this show, an Artists’ Reception will be held on May 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. 239-395-0900

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141
 

 

Tuesday - 3

 
Borodin’s Trio on Russian Folk Music & other Chamber Music Masterworks – Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra
von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples
A dynamic selection of Chamber Music to include Borodin’s Trio on Russian Folk Music, Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Beethoven’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor. All performed by members of the Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. 888-613-8488

Harbour View Gallery reception
Harbour View Gallery,
5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral
Barbara Olmstead and Suzanne Suber, 6-8 p.m.  239-540-5789

Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra
The Bower Chapel at Moorings Park
120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples
Enjoy an evening of charming and magical compositions performed by our musicians from Minsk! Experience Britten’s Simple Symphony (one of the most tuneful British works ever!), and Kurian’s mystical Concerto for Belarusian cymbalom and orchestra. The program concludes with an array of stunning miniatures for orchestra. 7:30 p.m.
888-613-8488

Barbara Dexter
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

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

Cahlua & Cream
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000
 

 

Wednesday - 4

 
Florida Travel Rally 2016
Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers
Refreshments & Prize Giveaways! Over 45 exhibitors! Face painting, magic, cuddly critters, Railroad Museum of South Florida miniature train rides & more. Kids Luggage Lug, Bellman’s Race, Make that Bed!,  Waiter’s Race for the Gold, and even a Star Wars character may show up somewhere. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 239-338-3500

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

Michael Hirst
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
performs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee. 941-575-3007

First Wednesday ART ALIVE openings
Naples Art District (north of Pine Ridge Rd.,& west of Airport Rd.)
Visit the galleries and working art studios in the Naples Art District.  5 - 8 p.m.  Free. 239-580-7999

Four-Hand Piano Music – Schubert & Brahms:  Philipp Kopachevsky & Milana Strezeva, Piano
von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples
Exhilarating Brahms four-­hand duets and select Dvorak dances will be coupled with the epic Fantasy in F minor by Schubert and performed in an intimate setting for your enjoyment. 2 p.m.
888-613-8488

Double Shot
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

Pearl & Sase
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000
 

 

Thursday - 5

 
Del Prados
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
7 p.m. 239-574-0806

Cadillac Blue
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7 p.m. 239-549-3000

CityFest Kick-Off
Sugden Plaza
Naples’ Annual Spring CityFest, which includes nine days of arts, music, theatre, tours, festivals, and so much more hosted by 5th Avenue South, 3rd Street South, Old Naples Waterfront (including Tin City), Venetian Village and Crayton Cove, will kick off in 5th Avenue South’s Sugden Plaza, with Mayor Bill Barnett! 6 p.m. www.fifthavenuesouth.com

The 4 Ballades of Chopin with
Costa Rican Pianist Daniela Navarro
von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples
This young Costa Rican pianist, who has studied in Moscow for the past five years, is the winner of several major competitions. Maestro Noll was so impressed by her performance in Russia, he requested her to play all 4 Ballades by Chopin.
2 p.m. 888-613-8488

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

 
Mendelssohn Azalea String Quartet
JFCS of Southwest Florida
5025 Castello Dr, Naples
Come and hear the Azalea String Quartet perform the magnificent melodies of Mendelssohn's exciting and energetic String Quartet in D major, Opus 44 #1 and other favorites. 7 p.m. 888-613-8488

Cinco de Mayo Evening on 5th
5th Avenue South, Naples
This special Cinco de Mayo themed Evening on 5th will feature an array of live musical performances throughout the sidewalk areas of 5th Avenue South. The night will also include fabulous dining, and the opportunity to explore the distinct boutiques, shops, and galleries that span from 9th Street to 3rd Street. Whether you want to relax with friends at dinner or dessert, celebrate the holiday, or dance with your favorite entertainers, you won’t want to miss this event. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. www.fifthavenuesouth.com

Singer Paul Roush
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs from noon - 3 p.m. 941-575-3007

Cinco de Mayo Concert & Fiesta
Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, Naples
Featuring Sanctum Soul, a Santana tribute band.
Food & margaritas from MASA, bounce house, face painters & more! 6-9 p.m. 239-254-1080

Naples Philharmonic Masterworks
Beethoven’s Fifth
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Season Finale!  May 5  & 7 at 8 p.m.
239-597-1900

Scotty Bryan
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454
 

 

Friday - 6

 
Fort Myers Art Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Fort Myers Art Walk showcases new art shows! Art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the artists during the show openings at most of the downtown galleries. 6 - 10 p.m. www.fortmyersartwalk.com   239-337-5050

Alter Ego
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7:30 p.m. 239-549-3000

ACT Gallery exhibit opens
Arts for ACT Gallery, 2265 First St., For Myers
Opening reception for new exhibit featuring artists Katherine Boren, Danielle Branchaud and Ron Evans. 6-10 p.m. during Art Walk.
239-337-5050

Packrat’s Smokehouse
The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro
2210 Bay St., Fort Myers
8 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

The King and I
Through May 8
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Presented by the Naples Performing Arts Center
239-597-1900

10,000 Views
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
7 - 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Distance Exhibit  Opening Reception
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Exhibiting May 6 – May 28
Opening Reception: May 6 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Gallery Walk & Talk: May 7 from 10 - 11 a.m.
Member Gallery: Steve Conley
Theatre Lobby: Paintings & Stories of Fort Myers Beach. Distance is mixed media project created by four artists from across the United States; Pegi Christensen (Milwaukee, WI), Theresa Columbus (Baltimore, MD), Jennifer Holmes (Whittier, CA) and John Loscuito (Naples, FL). 239-939-2787

Winner of Theatre Conspiracy’s
17th Annual NewPlay Contest
Through May 21
Lee County Alliance for the Arts - Foulds Theater
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Theatre Conspiracy received over 600 submissions from all over the United States, Canada, England, France, and Australia. 239-939-2787

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
performs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee. 941-575-3007

Fashion Through the Decades
The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs,
A celebration commemorating 50 years of service in Southwest Florida. This glamorous event will feature a fashion show highlighting popular fashion trends from the past 50 years. Music from each decade will be played as Goodwill employees and clients walk the runway to show off the styles that made those decades fabulous. 7 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $75 and available online at goodwillswfl.org/goodwillfifty.
239- 995-2106 x2249

Friday Night Concert Series
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero  
7 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 239-948-3766

Punta Gorda Artisans Exhibit
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street , Fort Myers
Group art collaboration exhibit featuring personal paintings, sculptures, photography, fashion, body art and more. 6 - 10 p.m.  239-333-1933
 

The 6th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Friday & Saturday
Tin City, 1200 5th St. S Naples
The two-day event will feature its traditional offerings of great food, fresh blue crabs from Pinchers, live music, craft beers, award winning BBQ from Texas Tony’s Rib House, vendors and kids activities and is free to attend. The event will run 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday. www.naplesbluesbbq.com 239-595-3962

Lyric Soprano Nancy Peery Marriott
The Naples Art Association
585 Park St., Naples
Lyric Soprano Nancy Peery Marriott has delighted audiences throughout the world with her lyric sense and dramatic charm. She has sung at the Kennedy Center, as well as with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on National broadcasts. Join Nancy to experience a most enjoyable afternoon of the Lyric Soprano repertoire. 2 p.m. 888-613-8488

Big Band at the Naples Zoo:
William Noll Jazz Orchestra
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples
It’s Swing! Swing! Swing! night at the Naples Zoo! Join William Noll and his incomparable Big Band Orchestra as they recall the great melodies of Dorsey, Miller, Ellington and Gershwin. Before the performance there will be a champagne reception and a special visit by a select few of Naples Zoo’s animal residents and staff. 5:30 p.m.888-613-8488

An Afternoon with Elvis - Frank Torino
Lake Kennedy Center
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
2 p.m.  239-574-0575    

Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket Featuring The Southwest Florida Symphony
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-481-4849

 
The Sunset Celebration - High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Les Paul & Mary Ford Tribute
Through Sunday
Cultural Park Theater
528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral
239-772-5862
 

 

Saturday - 7

 
Mother's Day Eve Open House and Afternoon
Historic Palm Cottage
37 12th Ave S, Naples
Enjoy Historic Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage as you delight in Naples history and relax. Listen to Chamber Music performed by The Azalea String Quartet, who will perform energetic compositions by Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach. This event is free to all members of the Naples Historical Society. If you are not a member, you can apply the admission charge on that day to a membership. Bring your neighbors and friends and enjoy our history and music combined in a wonderful afternoon. 2 - 4 p.m.  888-613-8488

Brylcream
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7 p.m. 239-549-3000

Frank Bang & the Cook County Kings
The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro
2210 Bay St., Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-333-2225

The Sunset Celebration - Troublemakerz
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Electric Lipstick
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
7 - 11 p.m., 239-540-8454
 

 
Tona Wong
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3 - 6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

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

Bonita Springs Historical Bike Show
Liles Hotel
27142 S Riverside Dr, Bonita Springs
Learn, ride & eat. 4 p.m. 239-992-6997

Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter
Look-alike Contest
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Mothers, daughters and granddaughters compete together for prizes in this annual family event.
11 a.m.  239-948-3766

ACMA concert - Franc Robert
All Faiths Unitarian Church,
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.,
$10-$15 donation. Karen Cohen opens.
239-691-4069  www.americanacma.org
 

 

Sunday - 8

 
tru TV's Impractical Jokers  
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. & 10 p.m. 239-481-4849

Special Mother’s Day Concert with Young Artists
von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples
This concert was a sold-out hit last season. Alexandra Carlson hosts an array of talented youngsters as soloists and in ensembles. 2 p.m. 888-613-8488

Brylcream
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
3:30 - 7:30 p.m., 239-540-8454

Brian Lowe
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141
 

 

Monday - 9

 
High School Musical Awards
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

Drew Gale
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs from noon - 3 p.m. 941-575-3007

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141
 

 

Tuesday - 10

 
Styx
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

 
Barbara Dexter
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

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

Gatlin
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000
 

 

Wednesday - 11

 
The Music of ABBA: Arrival from Sweden
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2016
Regal Belltower 20, 13499 Bell Tower Dr., Fort Myers    
Regal Hollywood Stadium 20, 6006 Hollywood Dr., Naples.7 p.m.  Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2016” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com

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

Michael Hirst
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

All That Jazz-The Music of Horace Silver
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. 239-597-1900

Double Shot
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

Tree of Life exhibit reception
Shangri-La Springs,
27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
Featuring artists Rosemary Allen and Julie Carlson
6 - 9 p.m. 239-949-0749

Pearl & Sase
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000
 

 

Thursday - 12

 
Israeli Independence Day Celebration
The CenturyLink Sports Complex,
Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers
The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m., and will include exhibits and activities from community organizations and synagogues, arts and crafts, games for kids, and more.  Guests will also enjoy the Israeli food, beer and wine which will be on sale.  Many of the activities will continue after the baseball game begins. But before the game between the Fort Myers Miracle and the Bradenton Marauders starts at 7:05 p.m., the Jewish War Veterans will present an honor guard. Advance tickets to the event include the baseball game are just $5 per person or $20 per family. Admission at the gate is $7.50 per person. Purchase tickets at the Jewish Federation website jewishfederationllc.org or by calling 239-481-4449, Ext. 3.
 

Paul Roush
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs from noon - 3 p.m. 941-575-3007

Scotty Bryan
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

Electric Lipstick
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7 p.m. 239-549-3000

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

 

Friday - 13

 
2016 Digital Lee
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St, Fort Myers
Digital Lee was established to create a more relevant, community, and career focused learning experience for the technology students of the Lee County School District. We strive to provide exposure for our students, thereby spurring career and internship opportunities, scholarship awards, and local design+ technology involvement that will continue to make Southwest Florida a thriving and culturally rich community. 6 - 9 p.m. 239-333-1933

Eagles tribute
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7:30 p.m. 239-549-3000

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

The Punta Gorda Hibiscus Festival
Through Sunday
Gilchrist Park,
514 East Grace Street, Punta Gorda
$1 Adults, Children under 10 free
Friday night Music Fest is from 6-10 p.m., sweet and savory foods, King Harry’s Gazebo Bar, local veteran groups and all motorcyclists are invited in the fundraising efforts for Vietnam Memorial Wall, with Four Magnificent Bands on stage to entertain you. Saturday 9 a.m. starts the Huge Exotic Plant Sale, at 10 am Mayor Freeland will conduct the Opening Ceremony announcing the 2015 King & Queen of Hibiscus. Followed by the Lil’ Miss Hibiscus Pageant, huge Plant Sale continues throughout the park,  Hibiscus Cup Regatta on the Harbor, Secret Garden Tours with Master Gardeners at each of the gardens with the Green Hibiscus trolley offering rides to the Secret gardens (tickets available at Gilchrist gates), Veteran Motor Car Club of America will have their vintage car display, Plein Air artists in and around the Park offering their works for sale, a large variety of craft vendors, with amazing musicians performing on the stage all day! until 4 p.m. Sunday 10-3 p.m.
941-457-3659

Michael Hirst
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee.
941-575-3007

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

Preview on the Plaza: La Boheme
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
The Gulf Coast Symphony presents a taste of their upcoming performance at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Noon. 239-479-4636

Rockin Horse
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
7 - 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

 
Friday Night Concert Series
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Enjoy the sounds of The Brittany Russell Band, an American high energy blues, rock, and soul band. 7 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 239-948-3766

The Sunset Celebration - High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band
Friday & Saturday
The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro
2210 Bay St., Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-333-2225
  

 

Saturday - 14

 
Gulf Coast Symphony: La Boheme
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Art After Dark
The Galleries of Crayton Cove
Stroll the galleries while enjoying live music by at the Phil Fisher Gallery & Guess-Fisher Gallery.  Also participating are Random Acts of Art, Vintage Charm, Nora Butler Designs & Gallery, Naples Ships Store, Earth & Fire and Cove Inn Lobby 24/7.  8th St. S. & 12th Ave. S. meet at the flagpole by the Bay. 6 – 9 p.m.  www.GalleriesOfCraytonCove.com

Rocker
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
7 - 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

ACMA concert - Annie Wenz
All Faiths Unitarian Church,
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.,
$10-$15 donation. Thomas Hoffmaster opens.
239-691-4069  www.americanacma.org

4th Annual Key Lime Festival
Fishermen’s Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Family friendly activities scheduled at various times throughout the day will include:Live Music by Gator DJ, Fun Photo Booth, Jeff the Juggler – Juggling/Balloon Twisting, Metamasque Face Painting, Tarot Card Reading, Hot Flashz Dance Team and more! Admission and parking for the Key Lime Festival is free and the public is encouraged to attend.  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 800 639-0020

Elvis tribute
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7:30 p.m. 239-549-3000

Bike Night
Downtown Fort Myers
Enjoy the sights of hundreds of motorcycles displayed along the downtown streets while listening to live bands from 6-10 p.m. Free to the public with many venues featuring specials. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

The Sunset Celebration - Remedy
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Comedian Amy Schumer
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
8 p.m. 239-948-7825

Fort Myers Beer & Bacon Festival
Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers
Brewed Life presents the Ft Myers Beer and Bacon Festival. There will be over 80 craft and specialty beers and bacon-centric food samples available from local restaurant and caterers. Wine, draft beer will be available to purchase. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. Parking: $5 per vehicle. 3 - 7 p.m. www.ftmyersbeerandbacon.com
 

Tona Wong
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3 - 6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Robin Zander of Cheap Trick
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Doors open at 7 p.m. 239-985-9839
 

 

Sunday - 15

 
Top Shelf
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
3:30 - 7:30 p.m., 239-540-8454

Brian Lowe
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Elvis tribute
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7:30 p.m. 239-549-3000
 

 

Monday - 16


Drew Gale
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs from noon-3 p.m. 941-575-3007

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141
 

 

Tuesday - 17

 
Barbara Dexter
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

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

Cahlua & Cream
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000
 

 

Wednesday - 18

 
The Monkees
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

Double Shot
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
performs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee. 941-575-3007

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

Del Prados
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000
 

 

Thursday - 19

 
Gallery Walk
Downtown Punta Gorda
The Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association bring you Art-Music-Live Demonstrations-Shopping & Food! What better way to spend an evening out with old friends while you take the time to make new ones. 5 - 8 p.m.  www.pgdowntownmerchants.com
 

Menopause The Musical
Through July 2
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Third Thursday on Third
3rd Street South, Naples
Musical performance by Greg & Claudia
in the Fleischmann Courtyard. 6:30  - 9:30 p.m. 239-649-6707

Paul Roush
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs from noon - 3 p.m. 941-575-3007

Patriotic Pops
Thursday & Friday
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1900

Scotty Bryan
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

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

Quest for Permanence exhibit
Through June 23
Arts Complex at FGCU, Fort Myers
Opening reception 5 - 7 p.m.
239-590-7199
 

 

Friday - 20

 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
6 p.m. 239-481-4849

Music Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
The River District comes alive on the third Friday of the month as musicians line the streets. Free. 6 - 10 p.m.  www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Blu-Tones
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7 p.m. 239-549-3000

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

The Sunset Celebration - High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Mikel Knight
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
This concert is 18 and up. Additional $5 fee at the door if under 21 Doors open 7 p.m. Opening acts: Kool Whip & Jelly Roll www.theranchfortmyers.com

Michael Hirst
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

JL Fulks
Friday & Saturday
The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro
2210 Bay St., Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-333-2225

Hester Prynn
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
7 - 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Friday Night Concert Series
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Enjoy the sounds of The Ex-Bachelors, featuring the best of Motown, Memphis Soul & Rock ‘n Roll. 7 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 239-948-3766
 

4P Music Network
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street , Fort Myers
The 4P Music Network will meet and perform during Music Walk the 3rd Friday every month on the steps of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. An open invitation is extended to all music students, local performers, and recording artists to join the 4P Music Network, perform during Music Walk, record LIVE at the SBDAC, and to share and learn with others in the field. Friends, family and the general public are also welcome to join the 4P Music Network and to participate in the evaluation and discussion with the performers. $10. 6 p.m.
239-333-1933
 

 

Saturday - 21

 
Artists of the Atelier Exhibit
Through June 16
Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda
Free and open to the public. 941-639-8810

Tona Wong
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3 - 6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

High Tide
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
7 - 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

The Sunset Celebration - Manipulators
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

ACMA concert - Ray Cerbone Trio
All Faiths Unitarian Church,
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.,
$10-$15 donation. Scotty and Toni opens.
239-691-4069  www.americanacma.org

Del Rays
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7 p.m. 239-549-3000
 

 

Sunday - 22

 
Gold Tones
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
3:30 - 7:30 p.m., 239-540-8454

Brian Lowe
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141
 

 

Monday - 23

 
Drew Gale
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs from noon - 3 p.m. 941-575-3007

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141
 

 

Tuesday - 24

 
Art Talk Tuesday & Closing Party
Punta Gorda Artisans
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street , Fort Myers
Meet the artists and join us for a walk and talk about the exhibiting artwork. 6 - 8 p.m. General Admission $5.  Free for members.  239-333-1933

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

Gatlin
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000

Multimedia fine art exhibition: Color
Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St in Punta Gorda
24 through June 24
Free and open to the public. 941-639-8810

Barbara Dexter
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454
 

 

Wednesday - 25

 
Michael Hirst
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Art After Hours
The Baker Museum, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Enjoy free admission to The Baker Museum the last Wednesday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. A local band offers musical entertainment. 239-597-1111

Pearl & Sase
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000

Double Shot
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

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

 

Thursday - 26

 
Art & Poetry Networking Event
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street , Fort Myers
Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Events, showcasing the best art and poetry SW Florida has to offer. Artwork of every media is represented as well as music, spoken word, poetry, and crafts. Network with like-minded people and expand the artistic community. Held monthly. 8 p.m. $10. 239-333-1933

Paul Roush
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs noon-3 p.m. 941-575-3007

Scotty Bryan
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
5 - 9 p.m., 239-540-8454

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

Electric Lipstick
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7 p.m. 239-549-3000

 

Friday - 27


17th annual Southwest Florida
Soapfest Charity Weekend
Through May 30
Marco Island
SoapFest, one of Marco Island’s most beloved charity events for almost two decades, returns for its annual weekend festival featuring daytime celebrity actors and signature events that raise funds for local children’s charities. A dozen actors from treasured daytimes shows such as General Hospital, Young and the Restless and Guiding Light are expected to attend, many for return visits.
239-394-0080.

Biscuit Miller & The Mix
Friday & Saturday
The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro
2210 Bay St., Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-333-2225

Watermelon Festival
Fleamasters Fleamarket
S.R. 82 1¼ miles west of I-75 (exit 138), Fort Myers
Through Sunday
Cost: Free Parking and Admission. Entry fee for competitions: Seed Spitting Friday, Saturday and Sunday $1 for 3 seeds, enter as many times as you want. (Contestants who accidentally swallow seeds while sucking in air prior to seed launch will be given one extra seed.)   Speed Eating, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 to enter (adults), $7 (age 16 or under), includes a 2016 Watermelon Festival t-shirt, while supplies last. www.fleamall.com.  Open Friday 9 & Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 239-334-7001

Rod Stewart tribute
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
7:30 p.m. 239-549-3000

Bad Banditos
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
7 - 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Seven Nuns At Las Vegas
Through May 29
Cultural Park Theater
528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral
239-772-5862

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
performs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee. 941-575-3007

Bites of Punta Gorda' Culinary Walking Tour
Historic Downtown Punta Gorda
Three hour walking tour that takes you through Punta Gorda's Downtown Historic District to five different local eateries. The tour offers you an insider's perspective of the area, an opportunity to try local food and meet restauranteers and hear their stories. All food tastings are included in the price of tour.  11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $45. 941-276-6384

Friday Night Concert Series
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Bill Colletti Music Group, 7 - 9 p.m. 239-948-3766

The Sunset Celebration - High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

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

 

Saturday - 28


Military Ball and Dinner    
SW. FL. Military Museum
4820 Leonard St., Cape Coral
Dress Code: Military uniforms of the Revolution, Civil War, and contemporary periods, uniforms of Veteran's Organizations or formal civilian attire
Music and Dancing, Blue Dirt Dixieland Band    $50. Cocktails: 5 p.m. 6 - 10 p.m.  239-887-1639

Deb & The Dynamics
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
7 - 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

The Sunset Celebration - Rock Solid
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Tona Wong
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3 - 6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

ACMA concert - Nate Currin
All Faiths Unitarian Church,
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.,
$10-$15 donation. Bill Veach opens.
239-691-4069  www.americanacma.org

 

Sunday - 29


Heritage of America Re-Enactment
Cultural Park
528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral
Gates open 11:30 a.m.  Tour of campsites and exhibits until 5 p.m. Concert: Dave Thornton-Blue Dirt Dixieland Band. 239-772-8689

Brian Lowe
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3-6 p.m. Swamp Patio, 239-995-2141

Summer Spectacular
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
The Naples Philharmonic and the Youth Orchestra perform side-by-side in this engaging concert.
7 p.m.  239-597-1900

Top Shelf
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral
3:30 - 7:30 p.m., 239-540-8454

 

Monday - 30


Memorial Day Ceremonies
SW FL Military Museum   
4820 Leonard St., Cape Coral
Ceremonies and Memorials for past military in Museum Parking lot with special dignitaries. Museum is open with free entrance. $5 lunch. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 239-541-8704

Fingerstyle Guitarist Drew Gale
Fisherman’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs from noon-3 p.m. 941-575-3007

 

Tuesday - 31


Chamber Music
Norris Center
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
Join the Naples Philharmonic for a free chamber music performance. 7 p.m. 239-597-1900

Chamber Music
Headquarters Library
2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples
Join the Naples Philharmonic for a free chamber music performance. 2 p.m. 239-597-1900

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

Cahlua & Cream
Cape Cabaret, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 p.m. 239-549-3000

 
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