Wednesday - 1

 
Sunset Celebration on the Pier
Cape Coral Yacht Club
Experience the beauty of Southwest Florida's amazing sunsets at the Cape Coral Yacht Club for the Sunset Celebration on the first Wednesday of every month. Listen to live music on the beach, shop from over 40 vendors selling unique crafts, jewelry and other gift items, or take a stroll on the pier and watch the beautiful sunset. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 5 - 8 p.m. 239-574-0806

Comedian Michael Winslow
Through Saturday
Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Hwy,  Port Charlotte
941-629-9191

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy live music from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Naples Players present Noises Off
Through Oct. 18
Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples
239-263-7990

 

Thursday - 2

 
The Del Prados-50s & 60s Rock & Roll Dance
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Parkway Cape Coral
7 - 10 p.m.   Tickets:  $12 at the door. B.Y.O.B. Drinks and food.  239-574-0807

Art & Community exhibition
Through Oct. 29
SW Florida Community Foundation,
8771 College Parkway, Bdg 2, Suite 201, Fort Myers
The new exhibit includes varying mediums of art such as watercolors, acrylics, mixed media and fused glass from artists Honey Costa, Muffy Clark Gill, Pam Brodersen, Cheryl Fausel and more.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reception Oct. 2 from 4-6 p.m.
239-274-5900.

TheatreZone & FGCU present Godspell
Through Sunday
FGCU Theatre Lab
10501 FGCU Blvd., Fort Myers
888-966-3352

Salty Paws Muttini Mingle
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Social Hour for People and their Pets!  Center Court, featuring music by Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst from 5:30 - 8 p.m. 941-575-3007

Comedian Mark Curry
Through Sunday
Off The Hook Comedy Club inside House of Brewz
Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers
239-389-6901

The Power of Music-Ethan Bortnick
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
13-year-old pianist, singer, composer, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick. 7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Gilchrist Park Waterfront Music Jam Session
Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Join in or listen to diverse musical offerings of guitar, bluegrass, jazz, folk and country music Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m.  941-661-5622

 

Friday - 3


Tropical Fun-Shine Polynesian Show
Rotary Park, Cape Coral
This Polynesian dance show will have your heart pounding to tantalizing Tahitian beats. Swaying hula dancers will mesmerize you as they tell a story with their hula hands to music of the islands. Come watch some of the finest Polynesian performers in Southwest Florida. Luau food is included 7 – 9 p.m. 239-549-4606. www.CapeParks.com

Theatre Conspiracy presents Betrayal
Through Oct. 18
Lee County Alliance for the Arts - Foulds Theatre
10091 McGregor Blvd.,  Fort Myers
239-936-3239

Live Music by Singer Denny Pezzin
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 9 p.m.  941-575-3007

Stage 16 by Arturo Correa
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street Fort Myers
In Stage 16, Correa created an assorted number of art works with a wide range of elements screaming to make a statement. The audience will have an opportunity to react and connect the different characters and situations in the paintings. 6 p.m.
239-333-1933

Layers, Fiber, Collage and Assemblage:
Juried Exhibit Opening Reception
Through Nov. 1
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Reception Oct. 3 from 5 - 7 p.m. Gallery Walk with Juror Jeffrey Scott Lewis: Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.  Member Gallery Andrew Hart. 239-939-2787

Pan American Alliance Exhibit
Through Oct. 30
Cape Coral Arts Studio
4533 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral
Opening Reception: Oct. 10 from 5 - 7 p.m.
239-574-0802       

Linda Fazioli tribute to Patsy Cline
Through Sunday
Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral
239-772-5862

Dinner dance with Sixty 40
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 239-542-6515

Let’s Put on a Show Productions
presents 4000 Miles
Through Oct. 18
Golden Gate Community Center,
4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples
239-398-9192

Haunted Corn Maze and Haunted Hay Rides
Through Oct. 18
Redneck Yacht Club
44570 Bermont Rd, Punta Gorda
Haunted Corn Maze, Haunted Hay Ride,
Oct 25 – Haunted Festival
www.redneckyachtclubmudpark.com

Teller's Theatre Presents Rashomon
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers
13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers
3 through Saturday, 4
The classic Japanese tale of Akutagawa adapted for the stage. The wife of a Samurai is assaulted and her husband killed by a bandit...or not. Contradictory versions of what happened are reenacted at the trial by all persons present at the murder. Each version has the possibility of being true.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 8 p.m. Tickets $15 for General Admission; $12 for Student, Police, Firemen, US Armed Forces www.tellerstheatre.org

First Friday Dixie Downtown Hoedown
Dixie Roadhouse
1023 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral
The "Downtown Hoedown" is held in the street in front of Dixie Roadhouse the first Friday every month. Live music, entertainment, food, drinks, free dance lessons. 6 - 10 p.m. Free.  239-541-7900

Advance One Day
Harborside Event Center
1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers
This is for leaders who want to position their teams to succeed in business and leadership like never before. In this fun, practical, and interactive day of training, we will talk about building healthy teams, capturing the attention of your best customers, and what it truly takes to grow your business to the next level. 8 a.m.  www.advanceoneday.com

Fantasy & Reality exhibit
Reverie & Rock Art Gallery,
1528 Jackson St., Fort Myers
Two year gallery celebration. Exhibit of digital surrealism art by Kathy Kuser and concert photography by Jamie Kuser. 6 - 9 p.m. Live music by Emily Alvarado. 239-278-5236
 

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

Deathtrap
Through Oct. 25
The Laboratory Theater of Florida
1634 Woodford, Fort Myers
239-218-0481

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

Island Hopper Songwriters Festival
Through Oct. 5
Nervous Nellie’s, Smokin’ Oyster Brewery
and The Beached Whale on Fort Myers Beach
www.islandhopperfest.com

ACT Gallery exhibit opens
Through Oct. 31
Arts for ACT Gallery, 2265 First St., For Myers
Opening reception for new exhibits featuring artists Danielle Branchaud and Sandra Yeyati,
6-10 p.m. during Art Walk. 239-337-5050

 

Saturday - 4


GoldenFest VI
Shell Factory
22787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
Free admission and parking! Event include pet vendors, exhibits, Santa pet portraits, dog dock diving, flyball, a “Furminator” grooming booth, a huge raffle and silent auction, refreshments and more.
10 a.m. -  2 p.m. www.grrswf.org  239-369-0415.

Reconnections Band
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Live music from 5 - 9 p.m.  941-575-3007

Pure Fort Myers Grand Opening
The Marina at Edison Ford
2360 W First St, Fort Myers
The day will be a fun-filled event for the entire family to celebrate Pure Florida’s newest location of family fun and thrills. This daylong celebration will feature live music, tasty food, a visit with the Everblades Team and cheerleaders, as well as a special appearance by Swampy, their mascot.239-919-2965

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

Hallowheels with Molly Hatchet
North Fort Myers Drive In
2521 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
Southwest Florida's Premier Evening of Bikes, Hot rods & Rock n' Roll music. Headliner bands Molly Hatchet and Swamp Da Wamp.  $10 per person. Gates open at 4 p.m., (239) 322-3999
www.Hallowheelsevent.com

Oktoberfest
In front of the Historic Courthouse
226 Taylor St, Punta Gorda
This is a free admission event held downtown in front of the Historic Courthouse on Taylor Street. 4 till 9 p.m. Enjoy authentic German UMP Pah music. Purchase beer, wine, soda and wursts, along with pretzels, German pork dishes, and more.

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

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents The Mountaintop
Through Oct. 19
The Norris Center, 755 8th Street, Naples
866-811-4111

Improv Tonight!
Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium & Film Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Join us the first Saturday of every month for some of Southwest Florida’s best bmprovisational comedy. 8 p.m. $12 Members / $15 Non-Members / $17 Door. 239-495-8989

Fort Myers Craft Beer Fest
Marina At Edison Ford, 2360 W. First St., Fort Myers
More than 75 craft beers, live music by Wilder Sons, Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers and Deb and the Dynamics. Noon, event admission is free.
239-431-5504
 

 

Sunday - 5


Jam session with Rhythm Kings
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
The Rhythm Kings are joined by jammers and listeners for a unique evening of jazz, blues, Big Band and anything in between. 6 – 9 p.m.
239-542-6515

 

Monday - 6


Oktoberfest Luncheon with the Stein Swingers
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte.
Enjoy a variety of German delights  from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Cultural Center.  Not only will your taste buds be tantalized by our authentic menu, but you’ll also get to enjoy the traditional Polka sounds of the Stein Swingers band. This delicious buffet is only $9.95 per person, which is a fantastic price for an authentic meal and entertainment  Beer and wine available.  941-625-4175

Estero Art League Open Paint
Estero Rec Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Artists are asked to bring their own art supplies and are given free use of the facility during these events. 9 a.m.- noon every Monday. 239-415-0791

Oktoberfest
Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte
Enjoy an array of wonderful German dishes including Sauerbraten (German Pot Roast), bratwurst stewed in sauerkraut, potato and beer soup, braised red cabbage with apples and raisins, warm German potato salad, pumpernickel bread and German chocolate cake. Beer and wine cash bar available. Live entertainment by Stein Swingers. www.theculturalcenter.com 941-625-4175 ext 221

Swingin' on Mondays-Tribute to Duke Ellington
Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte  
Duke Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz. He is best remembered for the over 3000 songs that he composed during his lifetime. 7 p.m. www.theculturalcenter.com .

T.G.I.M.
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St., Fort Myers
Come join us every fist Monday in season for T.G.I.M. for short indie films submitted to the Fort Myers Film Festival and have your say as to whether or not it makes the grade for final programming during our festival to be held March 25-29, 2015. Celebrity judges NBC2/ABC7's Krista Fogelsong, Crave Culinaire chef Brian Roland, musical producer Kingsley Gardner, author Jeff Lindsay, musical guest X-Factor's Jazzlyn Little, host Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven. 7 p.m.
www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com

 

Tuesday - 7

 
Fall Concert Series: Duo Romantico
South Regional Library
8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples
Christy and Atilio Marinelli
An evening of Broadway, Popera and other classics. 6:30 p.m. 239-252-7542

Harbour View Gallery reception
Harbour View Gallery,
5789 Cape Harbour Drive, unit 104, Cape Coral
Reception for featured artists Zdenka Fiala and Sharon Shaw, 6-8 p.m. 239-540-5789

 

Wednesday - 8

 
Comedians Jody Kerns and Paul Strickland
Through Saturday
Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Hwy,  Port Charlotte
941-629-9191

Timeless Tunes
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
Chef prepared pasta bar with music by Vickie and Rich of Timeless Tunes 5:30-8:30 p.m.
239-542-6515

Arts for ACT Auction Preview
Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way, Naples
6-8 p.m.  239-597-2110

 

Thursday - 9

 
Comedian Chris Franjola
Through Sunday
Off The Hook Comedy Club
Gulf Coast Town Center's
House of Brewz, Fort Myers
239-389-6901

Gilchrist Park Waterfront Music Jam Session
Gilchrist Park,
400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Join in or listen to diverse musical offerings of guitar, bluegrass, jazz, folk and country music on Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m.  941-661-5622

Evenings on 5th
5th Avenue South, Naples
Enjoy live music, shopping, dining, dancing on fabulous 5th Avenue South! 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
239-692-8436

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Through Nov. 15
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., For7 Myers
239-278-4422

Yevgeniya Kaganovich exhibit
Through Nov. 13
FGCU Main Gallery, Fort Myers
Gallery talk at 5 p.m., reception to follow
239-590-7199

 

Friday - 10


Claude Bourbon in concert
ACMA at The All Faiths Unitarian Church
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
ACMA proudly presents Claude bourbon in concert.  Claude was born in France and grew up in Switzerland where he was classically trained for many years.  This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world. Suggested donations:  $10 - $15.  7 - 9 p.m. 239-691-4069

The Kollections Band
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Great band featuring music from today and yesterday from 5 - 9 p.m. 941-575-3007

Ride the Color Wheel opening reception
Exhibit Oct. 13- Nov. 6
von Liebig Art Center, Park Street, Naples
Opening reception for Craft Guild exhibit, 5:30-7 p.m.  239-262-6517

Charlie Daniels Band & The Copperhead Band
Englewood Event Center
3069 South McCall Road, Englewood
7 p.m. Table seating $100 per seat (10 per table) Preferred seating $60, General admission $40  www.englewoodeventcenter.com

Arts for ACT Auction Preview
Rush Library, FSW College, Fort Myers
6-8 p.m.  239-939-2553

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

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

A Little Taste of Greece
Through saturday
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
8210 Cypress Lake Dr. Fort Myers
Free Admission. All indoors and carryout available. 11 a.m. -7 p.m. 239-481-2099


4th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival
Through Sunday
Fleamasters
4135 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers
3 Days of continuous, live entertainment on Fleamasters’ big 32-ft. Music Hall Stage. This year’s line-up includes dance teams, the Dixielanders and the 30-member Hafenkapelle German Band. Great Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Painting. Adopt a pumpkin to decorate and take home.Look up, and you’ll see one very tall scarecrow. The amazing Way Too Tall Torrie will navigate Fleamasters’ aisles on stilts, and the talented face-painter, Giggles the Clown, will entertain Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a wagon ride from the Whispering Pines Clydesdales Sunday afternoon and more activities for the young and young-at-heart. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 239-334-7001

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities
of Origami Exhibition Opening Reception
Through Jan. 4
Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
Folding Paper is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the evolution of origami from craft to fine art, and its stunning modern-day application in the fields of mathematics, engineering, design, and the global peace movement. Reception 6 - 8 p.m. 239-495-8989

 

Saturday - 11


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

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities
of Origami Activity Day
Center for Visual Arts,
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
Enjoy a brief tour of the current exhibition “Folding Paper:  The Infinite Possibilities of Origami” a hands-on, interactive exploration of origami with projects related to the theme of the exhibition. A great afternoon for the entire family. Free and open to the public. Free and open to the public. 1:30-3:30 p.m. 239-495-8989  www.artcenterbonita.org

Baroque Music
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples
The Baroque era produced some of the finest talent in western music. Experience the elaborate masterworks of composers such as Bach, Handel and more, all performed by your Naples Philharmonic. 8 p.m. 239-597-1900

Bayshore Wine & Beer Fest
Bayshore Live Oak Park
23157 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor  
Taste extraordinary wines, beer, olive oil, bread,
cheese & other goodies. Local restaurants will be
providing tastings of their fare! Purchase wine & beer accessories. Enter to win door prizes. Enjoy live music. Prizes, Vendors and Loads of Fun!
Noon to 4 p.m.  941-235-5010

Charlotte Symphony Pops Concert
Florida SouthWestern State College
26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda
This concert will feature ABBA. Park opens at 5:30 pm. Concert starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased online. Cost: $25 – $375.00. www.puntagorda-chamber.com 941-639-3720


Art After Dark
The Galleries of Crayton Cove, Old Naples
Artist receptions at each of the galleries that evening, all within a one-block walk. 6 to 9 p.m.
239-403-8393 or 659-2787

Singer Ron Drolet
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
You will be amazed at the talent of this one man show  from 5 - 9 p.m.  941-575-3007

Duo Romantico
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
Columbus Day celebration with music by Duo Romantico  239-542-6515

The Met: Live in HD: Macbeth LIVE
Participating theaters
Singers serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast and  crew members as well as production teams. They introduce the popular behind-the-scenes features during intermission, giving the audience an unprecedented look at what goes into staging an opera at one of the world’s great houses. 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the “The Met: Live in HD” series are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Tickets for the “The Met: Live in HD” series are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

The Sunset Celebration - Big Al and the Fat Catz
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
5 - 10 p.m. (weather permitting) 239-463-5900

Bead Show
Cape Coral Arts Studio
4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral
Choose from a large assortment of supplies for anyone working in jewelry, glass beading, bead design, precious metal clay or gold and silversmithing. free and open to the public.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.   239-574-0802.

Cape Bike Night
SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department brings 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. 239-573-3123

Sunday - 12


Earth, Wind and Fire
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Mozart and Schubert
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples
Oct 12 & 14 at 3 p.m.  239-597-1900

Music Makers Show Band
Cambier Bandshell
755 8th Ave S., Naples
2 - 4 p.m.  239-597-3240

Jam session with Rhythm Kings
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
The Rhythm Kings are joined by jammers and listeners for a unique evening of jazz, blues, Big Band and anything in between. 6 – 9 p.m.
239-542-6515


Monday - 13


Estero Art League Open Paint
Estero Rec Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Artists are asked to bring their own art supplies and are given free use of the facility during these events. 9 a.m.- noon every Monday. 239-415-0791

Wednesday - 15


Ringling International Arts Festival
Through Oct. 18
The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
941-360-7399



Festival of Praise Tour 2014
Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers
This year’s most exciting gospel concert.. It’s Festival of Praise featuring the most dynamic voices in gospel music - Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin! The Festival of Praise Tour Live in Concert for one special night. Cost  $50. General Admission & $80. VIP Admission. 7 - 10 p.m.
239-878-5307

The Met: Live in HD: Macbeth Encore
Participating theaters
Singers serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast and  crew members as well as production teams. They introduce the popular behind-the-scenes features during intermission, giving the audience an unprecedented look at what goes into staging an opera at one of the world’s great houses. 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the “The Met: Live in HD” series are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Tickets for the “The Met: Live in HD” series are available now at participating theater box offices and at www.FathomEvents.com
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Thursday - 16


Royal Ballet Cinema-Manon
Select Movie Theaters
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House partner again to present the “The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season,” offering five specially curated titles from October through May, four of which will be captured live from London. They start with “Manon” on Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Tickets for the “The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season” are on sale immediately and are available at participating theater box offices and at www.FathomEvents.com

Charlotte Players present The Cemetery Club
Through Oct. 25
Langdon Playhouse
1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte
www.charlotteplayers.org
941-625-4175 ext 220

Petticoat Painters of Sarasota Exhibit
Through Nov. 28
BIG ARTS - Phillips Gallery
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel
Artists Reception: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Admission free 239-395-0900

DiscARTed Exhibit
Through Nov. 28
BIG ARTS - Founders Gallery
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel
Artists Reception: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24,
Admission is free  239-395-0900

Downtown Punta Gorda Gallery Walk
Punta Gorda Historic District
A lively variety of artists and musicians plus shops and eateries in the charming Punta Gorda Historic District. www.puntagordashopping.com
5-8 p.m. Free. 941-391-4856

Midwest Dueling Pianos
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral
This one-of-a-kind entertainment experience will have you singing, cheering, dancing, and laughing so hard you'll be doubled over gasping for a breath! It's an experience unlike any other that will leave you amazed and begging for more! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Cost: $15 per person.  239-574-0806

Comedian Godfrey
Through Sunday
Off The Hook Comedy Club in House of Brewz
Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers
www.OffTheHookComedy.com  239-389-6901

Third Thursday on 3rd
3rd Street South, Naples
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 239-649-6707
Members’ show Gravity opens
Through Nov. 14


Fort Myers Beach Art Association,
Donora & Shell Mound, Fort Myers Beach
239-463-3909

Gilchrist Park Waterfront Music Jam Session
Gilchrist Park,
400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Join in or listen to diverse musical offerings of guitar, bluegrass, jazz, folk and country music Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m.  941-661-5622

Friday - 17


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

2014 Oktoberfest
The German-American Social Club, Cape Coral
October 17 - 19 & October 24 - 26
3 stages and 2 dance floors. - Non-Stop Live Bands Carnival Area for the Kids! Featuring rides and games, Hand made crafts, food, vendors and exhibitors. www.capecoraloktoberfest.com

Art from the Attic
Frida & Saturday
Tower Gallery, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel
239-472-4557

Art Council reception
Coop Art Gallery, Coconut Point Mall, Estero
Art Council of Southwest Florida reception, 5-7 p.m. New exhibits change monthly   www.acswf.org

You’re Never Too Old
Through Oct. 26
Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral
239-772-5862

Fort Myers Music Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Live music in downtown Fort Myers at participating galleries, restaurants, bars and shops. 7 p.m.  www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com 239-645-6457

Cinderella
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
1856 Arts Way, North Fort Myers
7 p.m. $8 reserved seating
239-997-2131

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Live music from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  941-575-3007

Singer/Guitarist Fremont John
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy the eclectic sounds from 5 - 9 p.m.
941-575-3007

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

Dine & dance with Fazz
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
$20 members, $22 non-members includes buffet, dinner at 6, dancing 6:30-9:30 p.m.  239-542-6515

Saturday - 18


The Del Prados-50s & 60s Rock & Roll Dance
The Shell Factory-The Dolphin Room, N. Fort Myers
Advance tickets available.  $8  Full bar and dining available. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 239-995-3999

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


Miles for Smiles
Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers
The Miles of Smiles ranch was started by Gail and Keith Doxie, who uses Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) to help veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) return to normal civilian life.  The Miles of Smiles fundraiser will include activities for all ages, a kid's play zone, auction, food and drinks courtesy of Cru, and live music throughout the day. 1 - 5 p.m. www.thebelltowershops.com

Dancing With Stars Under the Stars
Tarpon Point Marina Promenade
Freeman and Hasselwander Resort Properties and Gallery 928 present this event to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. 6-9 p.m., Tickets $75, Music by Father Al. www.artsforactfineartauction.com 239-939-2553

12th Annual Fall for the Arts
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Join your families, friends and neighbors from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the 12th Annual Fall for the Arts, a free family festival featuring art, music, dance, theatre, education and community. Area performing groups will dance, sing, play instruments and act in mini-performance on the outdoor amphitheater stage.  Visual artists will demonstrate their talents in painting, drawing, sculpting and other mixed media demonstrations, while area authors sign & sell their books in the literary area, and there will be interactive art stations for kids of all ages! 239-939-2787

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 9 p.m.  941-575-3007

Saturday Art Fair
First Street, downtown Fort Myers
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  239-337-5050

The Snow Queen
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples
One of Hans Christian Andersen’s most highly acclaimed fairy tales brought to life by your Naples Philharmonic. The inspiration for the hit Disney film Frozen, The Snow Queen is an enchanting, heroic story perfect for audiences of all ages. 3 p.m.
239-597-1900

The Met: Live in HD: Le Nozze di Figaro LIVE
Participating theaters
Singers serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast and  crew members as well as production teams. They introduce the popular behind-the-scenes features during intermission, giving the audience an unprecedented look at what goes into staging an opera at one of the world’s great houses. 6:30 p.m. www.FathomEvents.com.

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

ZombiCon - Voodoo Nightmare
Downtown Fort Myers
ZombiCon 8 will have over 30 live performances on five stages, with our cabaret stage located at the Sidney Berne Davis Art Center. The Swamp is our theme-featured area and start of the Zombiwalk at 6 pm, located on Hendry Street between Bay and Edwards near the newly renovated water feature.  Eight voodoo nightmare inspired sculptors will be on display for a silent auction provided by the students of Cypress Lake High School and original cast extra, Tim Smith who appeared in George Romero’s Day of the Dead filmed in downtown Fort Myers. $5 admission.  4 - 11 p.m. www.zombicon.com

Lightwire Theater presents
DiNO-Light - Live at the Center
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in an original tale that rocketed Lightwire Theater to the Quarter-Finals on America’s Got Talent. Truly unique and visually dazzling, DiNo Light blends cutting edge puppetry, technology, and dance for an unforgettable show for all ages. 3 - 7 p.m.
239-495-8989

Zombicon 2014 Photowalk
Fort Myers Courthouse and Federal Building
2110 First St., downtown Fort Myers
Meet Joe Fitzpatrick on the courthouse steps. 5:30 p.m. Photowalks are not classes; please register.  Free. 5:30  - 7:30 p.m.  239-263-7001

St. John XXIII Women's Guild
7th Annual Artists' & Crafters' Holiday Bazaar
13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers
Holiday gifts, bake sale, crafts, raffle, prizes and refreshments. Free admission and free parking.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. www.johnxxiii.net 239-561-2245

3rd Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival
Mercato
U.S. 41 at Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples
Craft beer enthusiasts will raise their glasses to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of SW Florida at the 3rd Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival. This year’s roster will feature over 50 craft beers including local breweries! Visitors will enjoy an afternoon of craft beer tasting, yard games and live music by Rockin’ Horse. The event will take place on the lawn across from The Pub. Gates open at 5 p.m. with unlimited beer tastings available until 8 p.m.  Purchase tickets for $30 at www.rmhcswfl.org or $35 at the gate.

Sunday - 19


Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Faculty & Guest Artist Series
Vienna: 1784-1827
U.Tobe Recital Hall , FGCU, Fort Myers
The concert will feature Patrick Neal, violin; Michael Baron, piano; with Suzanne Kirton, flute and Si-Cheng Liu, cello. 3 p.m.  Tickets $10 for general public and $7 for students. www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsm

Naples Concert Band
Cambier Park
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
2 - 4 p.m. 239-597-3240

Bacewicz, Debussy and Brahms
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples
3 p.m.  239-597-1900

Bluegrass in the Theatre
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Join fellow acoustic music lovers in the Foulds Theatre for three hours of great live music by bands from SW Florida and beyond. Presented in partnership with the Acoustic Music Society of SWFL. Doors open at 1:30. $8 at the Door/$6 Alliance Members. 2 - 5 p.m. 239-939-2787

"Ports of Call" Concert
Cultural Center of Charlotte County    
2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte
Spend a pleasant Sunday afternoon listening to delightful concert music performed by the Charlotte County Concert Band.2 p.m. 941-625-4175 x 254.

Jam session with Rhythm Kings
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
The Rhythm Kings are joined by jammers and listeners for a unique evening of jazz, blues, Big Band and anything in between. 6 – 9 p.m.
239-542-6515

 

Monday - 20


Estero Art League Open Paint
Estero Rec Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Artists are asked to bring their own art supplies and are given free use of the facility during these events. 9 a.m.- noon every Monday. 239-415-0791

Tuesday - 21


From Baroque to Gypsy Music
Marco Island Library
210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island
Musicians: David Pedraza, viola & Anastasiya Timofeeva, piano. Join David and Anastasiva on a musical journey through Europe.  5:30 p.m.
239-394-3272

 

Wednesday - 22


The Met: Live in HD: Le Nozze di Figaro Encore
Participating theaters
6:30 p.m. Tickets for the “The Met: Live in HD” series are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com

Timeless Tunes
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
Chef prepared pasta bar with music by Vickie and Rich of Timeless Tunes 5:30-8:30 p.m.
239-542-6515

The Naples Players Present Time Stands Still
Through Nov. 15
Sugden Community Theatre
701 5th Avenue South, Naples
www.naplesplayers.org

Ladies in Retirement, Mystery/Drama
by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
Through Nov. 9
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn St., Englewood
941-475-6756

Ladies in Retirement, Mystery/Drama
by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
Through Nov. 9
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn St., Englewood
941-475-6756

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy live music from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Rauschenberg: China/America Mix exhibit
Through Dec. 17
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery,
Florida SouthWestern College, Fort Myers
Lecture at 6 p.m., opening reception 7-9 p.m.
239-489-9313

 

Thursday - 23


Painting, Wine & Crepes
Butterfly Estates in the ZCrepes Cafe',
1815 Fowler Street, Fort Myers
Join Vino's Picasso Fort Myers for a fabulous paint session at 6 p.m. $35 includes all supplies! 239-288-6953. Classes available throughout the week in the Fort Myers studio! Must RSVP at www.vinospicasso.com!

Gilchrist Park Waterfront Music Jam Session
Gilchrist Park,
400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Join in or listen to diverse musical offerings of guitar, bluegrass, jazz, folk and country music Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m.  941-661-5622

Welcome Andrey—Thursday
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples
Tchaikovsky Capriccio italien, Bernstein Serenade
and Brahms Symphony No. 1. 8 p.m.
239-597-1900

Sip & Sample at Village of Venetian
Village on Venetian Bay
4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples
Join us for a pleasurable evening of wine and food tasting. Purchase your $30 Sip & Sample passport and enjoy samplings of international wines and a variety of appetizers from Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Fish, M Waterfront Grille, MiraMare Ristorante, T-Michael’s Steak & Lobster and The Village Pub. Show your passport and receive a complimentary ice cream cone from Ben & Jerry's. All proceeds to benefit Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 239-403-2202

Remember the Ladies
(Conversations with History series)
South Regional Library
8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples
Performer: Janina Birtol. This one woman original play recounts the rich and varied life of Abigail Adams. A feisty, resourceful and determined woman, Abigail cared for the family’s children, farm and finances while John was pre-occupied with the forming and survival of the new United States. 2 p.m. 239-252-7542

Fathom Events-Pompeii from the British Museum
Participating theaters
Fathom Events presents extraordinary cinematic experiences from the British Museum in London that shine a bright light on two cultures – Viking and Roman – that have had a profound impact on western civilization. The “Pompeii from the British Museum” exhibition in 2013 was the first ever held on the important cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum, and the first in London for almost 40 years. 7 p.m. www.FathomEvents.com

Comedian Pablo Francisco
Through Sunday
Off The Hook Comedy Club in House of Brewz
Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers
239-389-6901

Friday - 24


Bill Metts concert
ACMA at The All Faiths Unitarian Church
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
ACMA proudly presents Cape Coral's very own, Bill Metts. He entertains with everything from original tunes to down home country fingerpicking tunes and even throw in a few Dean Martin hits too.  He has performed for celebrities such as Demi Moore and Bruce Willis for an example. Bill will put on a fantastic performance, I recommend calling to reserve a seat, this concert will sell out quickly.  
Suggested donations: $10 - $15.  7 - 9 p.m.
239-691-4069   www.americanacma.org

Celebrity Drag Show With A Twist
Punta Gorda Woman's Club
118 Sullivan St, Punta Gorda
This event will benefit The Charlotte County Historical Society Events: Florida Frontier Days, This Hibiscus Festival, and the Live Maine Lobster Bake. $10 Admission – Cash Bar. 7 p.m. 941-815-0324

Merging Parallels exhibits
Through Nov. 22
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Opening reception Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m.
941-365-2032 or visit www. artsarasota.org

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

Team Punta Gorda
10th Anniversary Dinner Dance
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center
75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda
Dinner, dancing, silent auction and music by the Boogiemen. Tickets are $75. Sponsorship opportunities available.6 - 10 p.m.  941-637-8326

Smuggler's Presents Haunting on the Harbor
Corner of US 41 & US 17, Downtown Punta Gorda
Festival & Haunted House on October 24 - 26 &
Haunted House Only on October 30-31.
www.puntagordahaunting.com

2014 Oktoberfest
The German-American Social Club, Cape Coral
October 17 - 19 & October 24 - 26
3 stages and 2 dance floors. - Non-Stop Live Bands Carnival Area for the Kids! Featuring rides and games, Hand made crafts, food, vendors and exhibitors. www.capecoraloktoberfest.com

Halloween Rocktober Show with Kim Jenkins
Lake Kennedy Senior Center Ballroom
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
It's the Halloween Rocktober Zombie Invasion with Kim Jenkins. Come dressed in your halloween best decked out  with zombie flair. The cost for each performance is $10 per member and $15 per non-member and includes admission, snacks, and beverages. BYOB. Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Pre-registration is required. 239-574-0575

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

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy live music from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Andrew Dean Country & More
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 9 p.m. 941-575-3007

CFABS Players Present “Murder, Music & Mayhem” Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Through Saturday
Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium & Film Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
The CFABS Community Player present “Murder, Music & Mayhem.” Be the first table to solve the mystery and win the grand prize. Tickets: $45 Members/ $50 Non-members / $55 at the door (if seating is available). 7 p.m. Ticket includes dinner and show. 239-495-8989

Dine & dance with Just Us Two
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
$20 members, $22 non-members includes buffet, dinner at 6, dancing 6:30-9:30 p.m.  239-542-6515

Saturday - 25


Welcome Andrey—Thursday
Artis—Naples
Tchaikovsky Capriccio italien, Lalo Symphonie espagnole and Brahms Symphony No. 1. 8 p.m.  239-597-1900

Cabaret & Cabernet:
Young Artists Awards Fundraiser
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
An evening of entertainment, libations, and delectable sweet and savory items. The doors open at 6 p.m. Featured performances by past and current winners of the Young Artists Awards will be on stage and in the gallery. Proceeds from the event and silent auction will benefit student scholarships in the performing arts. $35. 6 p.m.
239-574-9321

RiverFest Autumn Festival
Bonita Springs Riverside Park, old US 41 Road
A day of fun for all ages. Activities include live music, hayrides, pony rides, pumpkin patch, Imperial River canoe and kayak races, pumpkin decorating contest, petting zoo, cornhole contest, old-fashioned fish fry, rubber duck race and more.
1 p.m. 239-949-6262

The Doo Wop Crew
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy listening and dancing to oldies and variety music center stage from 5 - 9 p.m.  941-575-3007

Billy Dean
The Heights Center, Fort Myers
Grammy award-winner & country music legend Billy Dean will perform an intimate concert at The Heights Center to benefit at-risk kids in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. 239-482-7706
www.heightsfoundation.org

Barktoberfest Pet Costume Contest
Fishermen’s Village,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda    
Barktoberfest Pet Costume Contest, 5-7 p.m., Presented by Salty Paws. Pre-registration required. Call 941-575-7599 for information.

Veterans Country Jam Concert: Lee Greenwood
Lee Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers
Veterans Country Jam Presents Lee Greenwood  with Michael Wright, Grayson Rogers Band and The Killa Watts.  General Non-Floor $20, Floor $35. 7 p.m. www.leeciviccenter.com

Stardust Memories Big Band
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.,  Cape Coral
Band plays 8-11 p.m. 239-542-6515



Comedian Anjelah Johnson
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-481-4849

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

Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show
Cambier Park
580 8th Street South, Naples
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 239-250-0804

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

Stonewall’s Bust
Through Nov. 8
Island Theater Company
Marco Island 239-394-0080

The Voice of the Masters
Bower School of Music Recital Hall,
FGCU, Fort Myers
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers in collaboration with the FGCU Bower School of Music University Choir and Chamber Choir, 7:30 p.m.
239-288-2535

Car Cruise In
Downtown Fort Myers
All classic cars and show cars welcome! DJ spins classic rock with trivia! Free. 4 - 8 p.m.
1-855-732-3836

USA Dance chapter 6049 Halloween Ball
Rhythm In Motion Studio
3333 Del Prado,  Cape Coral
Come and be your favorite personality for the evening. 7 to 10 p.m., $8 members, $10 Non-members  954-798-0757 or 239-565-7947

Sunday - 26


Howl-o-Ween Hounds
Fleamasters
4135 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Myers
A Costume Contest for Dogs (and their humans), 2 p.m. at Fleamasters’ Music Hall Stage. Dress up and enter your costumed canine. Whether spooky, funny, or a mix of styles, this contest is your pup’s chance to strut their stuff. Earn bonus points: Dog owners can add to the fun by dressing themselves up, as well. Entry fee $10, all of the money raised supports the Gulf Coast Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare organization.
2 p.m. 239-334-7001

Jam session with Rhythm Kings
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
The Rhythm Kings are joined by jammers and listeners for a unique evening of jazz, blues, Big Band and anything in between. 6 – 9 p.m.
239-542-6515

Annual Italian Fest
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Restaurants will be dishing up a great menu of Italian food at affordable prices! Fun family activities are plentiful and will include a coloring contest, spaghetti eating contest, bounce houses, slides, and more! 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 239-332-8158
www.FortMyersItalianFest.org


Naples Dixie Land Jazz Band Concert
Cambier Park
735 8th Street South, Naples
3 - 4 p.m. 239-263-1113

Gulf Coast Symphony Family Concert –
Symphony Spooktacular
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
Costume contest, safe trick-or-treating, ghoulishly good music.  1 p.m. $10  239-481-4849

Community Day
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples
The popular family event returns for another season! Come explore the entire Artis—Naples campus, with art and activities for all ages! Free activities include live music, an instrument petting zoo for kids and access to all museum exhibitions and galleries. Enjoy the sounds of the Naples Concert Band, featuring Glenn Basham, at 4 p.m. Community Day begins at noon.  239-597-1900

The Voice of the Masters
CityGate Fort Myers Church
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers in collaboration with the FGCU Bower School of Music University Choir and Chamber Choir, 3 p.m.
239-288-2535

The Music of Dvorak, Prokofiev and Kapustin
Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
Tickets are available at $40 per person; this price includes entrance to the park.  4 p.m.  Reservations may be made by calling 239-596-8404

Cool Jazz
Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom,
Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers
Concert to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony, 4-7 p.m., $25 advance, $30 at door, 239-418-1500


Monday - 27


Estero Art League Open Paint
Estero Rec Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Artists are asked to bring their own art supplies and are given free use of the facility during these events. 9 a.m.- noon every Monday. 239-415-0791

Tuesday - 28


Painting & Pints
The Dublin Ale House Pub
1708 Cape Coral Parkway West, Cape Coral
Enjoy a guided paint session! Full bar and delicious foods available!  $35 includes all art supplies!
6:30 p.m.  RSVP at www.vinopicasso.com!

Wednesday - 29


All That Jazz
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples
The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra is joined by vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, the youngest son of the famous New Orleans Marsalis jazz family. Inheriting the Marsalis’ celebrated virtuosity and compositional skill, Jason has developed a distinctive, polyrhythmic drumming style. Marsalis excels in New Orleans jazz, straight-ahead combos, funk fusion, Brazilian and even Celtic music.  6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. 239-597-1900

Art After Hours
The Baker Museum, 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, and audiences of all ages are welcome to view the galleries and learn from our docents. 239-597-1900

James Ehnes Recital
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street Fort Myers
Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world's great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors.
7 p.m. Cocktails/ Performance 8 p.m.
$25 Advanced/ $35 Week of performance.
239-333-1933



Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy live music from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Thursday - 30


LIVE! at the Center “Deb & the Dynamics”
Center for Performing Arts  
10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Call today for reservations. 7 p.m.  $15 members, $20 non-members, $25 door for all. 239-495-8989

Gilchrist Park Waterfront Music Jam Session
Gilchrist Park,
400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Join in or listen to diverse musical offerings of guitar, bluegrass, jazz, folk and country music Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m.  941-661-5622

Friday - 31


Halloween with The Del Prados
Italian-American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral
Dinner at 6, music 7 - 10 p.m. 239-542-6515

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

2014 Fine Arts Festival - Art Nouveau to Art Deco
Through Nov. 29
Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda
The 11th Annual Fine Arts Festival explores the theme of Sensuality Meets Symmetry: Art Nouveau to Art Deco. This month-long series of multi-media fun, educational and entertaining events all benefit the Visual Arts Center. Tickets (where applicable) are on sale at the VAC and by phone 941-639-8810) with a credit card. Festival Grand Opening Oct. 31, 4 p.m. (Free)  Ribbon cutting & unveiling of the Festival Mural  www.visualartcenter.org

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Through Nov. 19
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 Bay Street, Fort Myers  239-332-4488

Marrying Walt
Through Nov. 9
Firehouse Theatre, 241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle
863-675-3066

5th Avenue South Halloween Spooktacular
5th Avenue South, Naples
Live Music, Kid’s activities, Trick or Treat and the fabulous Pucci and Catana Pet Costume Contest, Night at the Museum–a haunted house at the von Liebig Art Center!, Shamrock Bank Kid’s Costume Contest and the BOB FM and Mix 104.7 Adult Costume Contests are the highlight of this annual family event. 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. 239-692-8436

Jim Jinelli Tribute to Elvis Presley
Through Nov. 2
Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Boulevard,  Cape Coral
239-772-5862

Halloween Party at the Tiki Bar
Tiki Bar at Days Inn Resort
18051 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Costume contest, live music and more
239-267-7900

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy live music from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Singer/Guitarist Paul Cottrell
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Variety of music from 5 - 9 p.m. 941-575-3007

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

Spooktacular Costume Contest
Seminole Casino Immokalee
Registration 5-7:15 p.m., Must be 21, no masks please. $3,500 in prizes.  800-218-0007

 
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