Monday - 1


Four Leaf Strummers Banjo Group
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Come tap your toes and kick up your heels do the music of the Four Leaf Strummers Banjo Group from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 941-575-3007

Classic Chamber Concert
Let the Celebration Begin
Sugden Community Theatre, Naples
The Opening Night Concert includes several exciting performer debuts. 8 p.m. Tickets available at the Sugden Theatre box office or by calling 239-263-7990.

Edison Ford Holiday Nights
Through Jan. 2
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
239-334-7419

Tribute to Glenn Miller Concert
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
Charlotte County Big Band,  7 p.m.
941-625-4175

Danny Albani
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

Charlotte High School Band
Christmas Program
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 7 p.m. 941-575-3007

Live Music by Doug Coventry
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy Singer/Guitarist Doug Coventry as he performs acoustic standards pop & rock from 6 - 8 p.m.   941-575-3007

Dave Koz & Friends
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1900

Tuesday - 2


Mary Elizabeth Bowden,
Trumpet with Pianist
Shell Point Retirement Community
14441 Woodsong Lane, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-454-2067

FGCU Chamber and University Choirs Holiday concert
Moorings Presbyterian Church,
791 Harbour Drive, Naples
Free, 7:30 p.m. free (239) 745-4268             

Handel’s Messiah
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
With the Naples Philharmonic and Philharmonic Chorus.  8 p.m.
239-597-1900

Harbour View Gallery exhibit
Harbour View Gallery,
5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral
Opening reception for featured artists Joan Roberts and Gay Cable, 6-8 p.m.
239-540-5789

Taylor Stokes
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

Good Shepherd Day School
Holiday Concert
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
7 p.m. 941-575-3007


Fall Concert Series: Chuck Perry Live!
South Regional Library
8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples
Musician:  Chuck Perry
Join Chuck as he entertains us with hit tunes made famous by Jimmy Buffet, Frank Sinatra , Michael Bublé, Elton John and others. 6:30 p.m. 239-252-7542

The Great American Trailer Park
Christmas Musical
Through Dec. 27
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Holiday in the Park
Riverside Park, Old 41, Bonita Springs
A blizzard in the park, the annual tree lighting, live entertainment, a snow slide and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to entertain both children and adults. 4:30-8:30 p.m. 239-949-6262

A Christmas Carol
Through Dec. 27
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Wednesday - 3


2014 Fall Student Music Concert Series
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m.  239-481-4849

The Naples Players present Spitfire Grill
Through Dec. 6
The Sugden Community Theatre,
701 5th Ave. S, Naples
239-263-7990

1st Wednesday Art Alive
Art Alliance Naples in the
Naples Art District (north of Pine Ridge Rd., west of Airport Rd.),
Featuring artist demonstrations, openings  5 to 8 p.m., 25 independent artists' studios and galleries. Free. 239-821-1061

Sculpted exhibit reception
Sweet Art Gallery,
2054 Trade Center Way, Naples
Featuring artists David Gonya, Fidel Aguiar, Joe Ricciardi, Richard Rosen and Krystyna Sargent, 5-8 p.m. 239-597-2110

Rockin Horse & Soapy Tuna
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
7-10  p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  239-454-8454

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

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, Naples
Musical Performances by Patchouli and Naples Philharmonic violinist Jeff Leigh. Dance Performances by Dance Arts by Maria and Backstage Dance Academy. Emceed by ABC-7’s Krista Fogelsong.
5 p.m. 239-254-1080

Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 7
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 1st Street, Fort Myers
Join Goodwill for the Eighth Annual Festival of Trees, a showcase of over 20 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. The event benefits The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. 239-995-2106 www.tuxandtrees.com

Connie Francis Shower of Stars Tribute
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
www.theculturalcenter.com


Fletcher Music Christmas Program
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Medley of traditional Christmas songs presented by Fletcher Music from 5 - 8 p.m. 941-575-3007

Sunset Celebration on the Pier
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Parkway,  Cape Coral
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.  4 - 7 p.m. 239-574-0806

Clive Live Variety Show
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
featuring songs from Sinatra to Sonny and Cher lots of Motown and some Reggae. Show starts 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Just Us 2
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.,  Cape Coral
Chef prepared pasta bar with live music
5:30-8:30 p.m. 239-542-6515

Thursday - 4


Artist’s Choice-39th Annual Juried Art Council of Southwest Florida and Sanibel-Captiva Art League Exhibit
Through Jan. 11
BIG ARTS Center
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island
Artists Reception: 5:30 pm Dec. 12
239-395-0900

Belly dancing by Layla Taj
Port Charlotte Library,
Forest Nelson Boulevard
Free program, 6 p.m. 917-396-0224

Christmas with Dickens
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5815 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral
The Southwest Florida Symphony Society is presenting Christmas with Dickens.
5 p.m.  239-590-0217 for reservations

Theatre Conspiracy: Swell Party
Through Dec. 13
Foulds Theatre, Fort Myers
239-936-3239

Adrenaline Junkies
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
7 - 10 p.m.  239-454-8454

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

40th Annual Christmas Walk
And Tree Lighting
5th Avenue South, Naples
5 - 8:30 p.m. 239-692-8436

Mercato Nights Music Series
Presents Raiford Starke
Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, Naples
Free music event on the Mercato lawn across from Naples Flatbread. Lawn chairs and pets welcome!  6 - 9 p.m.
239-254-1080

Thursdays on 3rd
3rd Street South, Naples
Musical performances by Greg & Claudia in the Fleischmann Courtyard, Steve Fenttiman in front of Bad Ass Coffee and Marc Vee in the Camargo Courtyard. Snow at 7:30 p.m. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
239-649-6707


Rod Stewart Tribute
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
Tickets are available from this site at no extra charge. Tickets are also available in person at the box office and information desk. 7 p.m.  941-625-4175.

Comedian Darren Carter
Through Sunday
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
239-389-6901

Big and Small, Buy it Off the Wall
Through Jan. 11
BIG ARTS Center
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island
Artists Reception: Friday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. 239-395-0900

Muttini Mingle
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Presented by Salty Paws.  Social hour for people and their pets! Live Music by Michael Hirst from 5:30 - 8 p.m. 941-575-3007

Senior Project exhibition opening  at FGCU Arts Complex, Fort Myers
5 p.m. free (239) 745-4268

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 from 6 - 10 p.m.
941-661-5622

FGCU Symphony Orchestra concert
U. Tobe Recital Hall, FGCU, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m., free (239) 745-4268

Friday - 5


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

Fort Myers Mastersingers
Messiah Sing-a-long
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fort Myers
7 p.m. www.mastersingersfm.com

Wildfire & Smack Daddy
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30-9:30  p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
239-454-8454

24th annual Christmas
Keyboard Festival
Through Dec. 7
First Assembly of God of Fort Myers
701 Summerlin Road Fort Myers
Featuring child prodigy Noah Waddell, The Voices of Lee from NBCs show “The Sing Off”, our own 100-voice choir & orchestra and much more. This is a Christmas Musical Experience for the whole family! Free. www.FAMFM.COM or 239-936-6277

ACT Gallery exhibit opens
Through Dec. 29
Arts for ACT Gallery,
2265 First St., For Myers
Opening reception for new exhibits featuring artists Don Musto, Honey Costa and Lisa Freidus 6-10 p.m. during Art Walk. 239-337-5050

Concert Series: Deb & Ray Duo
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 to 9 p.m. 239-267-5107


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

First Baptist Church of Naples
Living Christmas Trees
Through Dec. 14
3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples
A heart-stirring production that features classic and modern Christmas music with a powerful dramatic story that is sure to captivate your mind and encourage your spirit. There are seven performances: Dec. 5, 7 (4 & 7 p.m.), 11, 12, 14 (4 & 7 p.m.) www.fbcn.org or 888-795-1559

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

Cadillac Blue
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 this local talent as he performs variety and holiday classics from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Port Charlotte High School Band
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy the talents of the youth of the Port Charlotte High School Band as they present their Christmas Program from 5 - 7 p.m. 941-575-3007

Eagles Tribute
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

The Fantasticks
Through Dec. 14
Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral
239-772-5862

Holly Daze Fine Arts Sale
Through Dec. 19
Cape Coral Arts Studio
4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral
Join  students and teachers of the Cape Coral Arts Studio during our annual fine arts sale! This is a great opportunity to purchase original, handmade art work at reasonable prices. Choose from pottery, fused glass, jewelry, painting and more! Holly Daze is free and open to the public. 239-574-0802.

Art Quilters Unlimited exhibit
Cape Coral Arts Studio
4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral
5 through Friday, 19
Reception: Dec. 12  from 5- 7 p.m.
239-574-0802

Murder at the Howard Johnson’s
Through Dec. 21
Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers
239-332-4488

Works in Glass exhibit
Through Dec. 29
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers
Opening reception for exhibit featuring artists Brian Cast, Susan Gott, Richard Mueller and Andy Owen, 5-7 p.m. 239-939-2787

Saturday - 6


Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade
Boats decked out in festive holiday array depart from Salty Sam's Marina at 6:10 p.m. The event is expected to feature 25 to 30 illuminated boats decorated with a dazzling array of animated Christmas scenes. This spectacular night time parade will be led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat. 239-454-7500

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents
Jacob Marley’s A Christmas Carol
Through Dec. 21
The Norris Center, 755 8th Street, Naples
866-811-4111

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

The Hat Boys
Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers
7 to 9 p.m. 239-267-5107

The Nutcracker
Through Sunday
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
239-597-1900

Holiday Festival of Lights
Cape Coral Parkway between SW 15th Ave. to Candia St., Cape Coral
Century Link's Holiday Festival of Lights is the official start of SW Florida's Christmas season. For over 25 years, downtown Cape Coral has hosted the largest Holiday celebration between Tampa and Miami. Over 20,000 family, friends and neighbors will gather together to ring in the holiday season. Lots of holiday fun including the official tree lighting and Santa's arrival. FREE Kidz Street play area, Tiny Tots Train Ride, 25 ton Snowdrift Slide, over 20 holiday performers on 4 stages. There will be 3 food courts of festival foods, beer and soda. Over 40 businesses and organizations will take part with lots of giveaways and special offers. 4 - 10 p.m. 239-549-6900

Burnt Store Choir and Hand Bells
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
You don’t want to miss this beautiful performance from 10 a.m. - noon. 941-575-3007

2014 Swamp Heritage Festival
Big Cypress National Preserve
33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee
Fascinating Exhibits, Live Performances, Story Telling at the Campfire Corner, Thought-provoking Presentation,  Palate-pleasing local food and more. 10:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. 239-695-4758

Live Wire & Smack Daddy
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  239-454-8454

Snowfest
Golden Gate Community Center,
4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples
Collier County Parks & recreation will host Snowfest. 3 - 9 p.m.  239-252-4000

Rebekah Pulley in concert
ACMA at All Faiths Unitarian Church
2756 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers
ACMA proudly presents Rebekah Pulley in concert.   7 p.m. Suggested donation $10 - $15.
www.americanacma.org  or 239-691-4069

Improv Tonight!
Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium & Film Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs,
Local improv groups perform short and long form improv that includes suggestions provided by you, the audience! Be as involved in the show as you’d like; whether you’re just setting a scene with your suggestions, or whether you’re on stage as a player! 8 p.m.  239-495-8989

Captiva Holiday Village
Decorated Golf Cart Parade
The Golf Cart Parade begins at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva at 3:30 p.m. www.CaptivaHolidayVillage.com

The Doo Wop Crew
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Dance the night away to the oldies with The Doo Wop Crew from 5 - 9 p.m.  941-575-3007

Fleetwood Mac Tribute
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Art in the Park
Cambier Park & 8th Street South, Naples  
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 239-262-6517

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

Greenmarket
Alliance For the Arts, Fort Myers
Saturdays s 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Find an exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. The GreenMarket hosts neighbors and small growers who bring seasonal, very limited crops to market. 239-939-2787

Charlotte County Chamber's
36th Annual Christmas Parade
Taylor Road, Punta Gorda
The theme for this year’s Christmas Parade is “Santa’s Workshop”. The parade will again run from either the Performing Arts Center or the Charlotte High School up Taylor Road to the Event Center Parking lot for disbanding. The judging is in front of Centennial Bank.  Noon - 3 p.m.
941-627-2222

Holiday Craft Fair
Fellowship Hall at Christ United Methodist Church
1430 Homestead Rd. N., Lehigh Acres
The CUMC Youth will have a pancake breakfast, lunch and snacks for sale to raise funds for camp. The United Methodist Women will have a baked goods table. Many unique crafts, gifts and one of a kind items will be available for purchase.
9 a.m.  - 2 p.m. 239-369-1433

Goodwill’s Tux & Trees Gala
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 1st Street, Fort Myers
The Tux & Trees Gala is the signature event of The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. This black tie affair features the live auction of over 20 beautifully decorated Christmas trees, a silent auction, music, and more. 6:30 p.m. 239-995-2106

Olde Englewood Winter Fine Arts Festival
Through Sunday
In the Heart of Olde Englewood Village,
West Dearborn Street, Englewood
www.oldeenglewood.com

Sunday - 7


Spirit of the Gulf: Remembering Christmas
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
3 p.m.  239-481-4849


Rod Stewart tribute
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m.  239-454-8454

Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center Smokin’ Jazz Series, Catman Doodz
Mercato on the lawn, 9115 Strada Place, Naples
2-4 p.m. Free admission. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 239-775-2800

Fort Myers Mastersingers
Messiah and More
Sanibel Community Church, Fort Myers
5 p.m. www.mastersingersfm.com

Florida Hot Rods and Hogs
Lee Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers
Florida Hot Rods & Hogs brings you the largest single-day Car & Bike Show in Florida.Tickets Sold Day of Show Only.  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. www.flhrh.com

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

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra - Gioioso
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda
7:30 p.m. www.charlottesymphony.com

Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Annual remembrance and salute to the men and women of Pearl Harbor from 5 - 7 p.m. Followed by a reception at the Military Heritage Museum.  For more information, call Hank Mastowski,
941-764-8286.

Kinga Augustyn, violin virtuoso
BIG ARTS Center
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island
Phillips Gallery. 3:30 p.m. 239-395-0900

The Two Piano Group
Cultural Center of Charlotte County
The music will range from the classics to popular standards, all performed on the Cultural Center’s twin Steinway & Sons grand pianos.  Tickets $7. Show at 3 p.m. www.theculturalcenter.com
(941-625-4175

Joel Raney & Jane Holstein
The Village Church at Shell Point, Fort Myers
6:15 p.m.  239-454-2147

Monday - 8


Charlotte County Jazz Society
Greg Abate and Quartet
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
8 p.m. www.pbttdev.com/cc/jazz

Holiday Reception Open House
Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery,
Tarpon Bay Road and Library Way, Sanibel
4 - 6:30 p.m. 239-395-0027

TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays Outside
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 1st Street, Fort Myers
Stop by the popular T.G.I.M. film screening series and  view  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, 2015. We go outdoors and under the stars next T.G.I.M. Monday, Dec. 8!  Celebrity judges movie critic Mark Krzos, The News Press’ Mike Donlan, actress Rachel Burttram Powers, musical guest Official Outcome, host Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa Tschari DeHaven. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com

Danny Albani
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

Daryl Hall and John Oates
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1900

Tuesday - 9


BIG ARTS Community Chorus Holiday Concert
BIG ARTS Center
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island
Led by director Steve Cramer, the Holiday Concert will feature iconic holiday carols, such as We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, and Silver Bells as well as a Sanibel version of Twelve Days of Christmas, arranged by Mike Bugler, plus selections from Gustov Holst and Handel's “Messiah,” as well as French, German, and Russian folk songs, Hanukkah songs, and an audience sing-along. 7 p.m. 239-395-0900

Holiday Concert
Fort Myers Regional Library,
South Building, 1651 Lee St., Fort Myers
Music of the season performed by the orchestra of the Cypress Lakes High School of the Performing Arts. The talented young people are under the direction of Kayla Lisa. Friends of the Fort Myers Library. Free. 6 p.m. 239-940-1669 to register

Sons of Anarchy Finale Event At Six Bends
Six Bends Harley-Davidson
9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers
Six Bends Harley-Davidson is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Sons of Anarchy finale event on Dec. 9 from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Just 400 fans will have the chance to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime private viewing party featuring two of the actors from the FX series Sons of Anarchy, Kim Coates, “Tig” and Theo Rossi, “Juice”. Attendees will get to meet the actors and enjoy exciting activities throughout the night. Tickets are currently on sale, but space is limited to just 400 people. www.sixbends.com 239-275-4647

Taylor Stokes
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

The Christmas Carol Sing
First Presbyterian Church,
2438 Second Street, downtown Fort Myers
Admission is at least two cans of non-perishable food for The Soup Kitchen (Everyday Café and Marketplace), operated by Community Cooperative, and a voluntary cash donation, if you can. Three sing-alongs are planned at 1, 4 and
7 p.m. 239-334-2261 www.fpcfortmyers.org

Holiday Concert
Fort Myers Regional Library, South Building, 1651 Lee St.
Come enjoy music of the season performed by the orchestra of the Cypress Lakes High School of the Performing Arts. The talented young people are under the direction of Kayla Lisa.  Free. 6 p.m.
239-940-1669 to register.

Vocal Vixens
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
This fantastic show - starring Lyn Purmort, Kathryn Parks and Hannah Jae with Bob Constantino on piano and Bobby Ryan on drums - celebrates brilliant songs made popular by the most sensational singers of all time! 941.625.4175 ext 254 www.theculturalcenter.com

A Calyp-Soul Christmas
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Calyp-soul Christmas is an exciting take on some favorite Christmas classics.  With the smooth R & B stylings and soulful vocals of Nadirah Shakoor, blended with the island sounds and rhythms of steel drum artist John Patti, this show offers a little bit of everything while sprinkling in Christmas cheer!  Classics take on a new life with silky saxophone, funky bass and melodic steel drum.  These energetic grooves and new arrangements create a fresh sound unlike any other. 8 p.m. 239-495-8989  www.artcenterbonita.org

Fletcher Music Christmas Program
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy holiday music of yesteryears as Fletcher Music wows you with their amazing Piano from 5 - 8 p.m. 941-575-3007

Christmas Parade
5th Avenue South, Naples
6 - 8 p.m. 239-213-7120

Holiday Concert: Bling! in the holidays
Headquarters Library
2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples
Musicians: Bling! Quartet
Join this a cappella quartet and enjoy the sounds of the season. 3:30 or 5:30 p.m. 239-593-3511

Wednesday - 10


Wynonna & The Big Noise: A Simpler Christmas
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m.  239-481-4849

Sip, See & Shop - Arts-Mart Holiday Reception
1495 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples
United Arts Council of Collier. 5 - 7 p.m.
239-254-8242

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

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

Timeless Tunes
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.,  Cape Coral
Chef prepared pasta bar with live music
5:30-8:30 p.m. 239-542-6515

John Denver & Band Tribute
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Torched & Soapy Tuna
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
7-10  p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  239-454-8454

Earth exhibit reception
Shangri La Springs,
27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
Reception for artists Andrew McClure,Betty Newman, Cesar Aguilera and Danielle Branchaud, 6-9 p.m. 239-949-0749

Thursday - 11


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

Manipulators
The Sandy Parrot, 17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
7 - 10 p.m.  239-454-8454

The Voices of Naples,
Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church
100 Chapel St, Fort Myers Beach
Under the direction of Dr. Douglas Renfroe will be having a concert at 7 p.m.  Free will offering. 239-463-3173

Abstract 9 Student Art Exhibition
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 1st Street, Fort Myers
An Exhibition of large scale abstract paintings from Florida Southwestern College visual art students.
Opening Reception will be Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. 239-333-1933


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

Thursdays on 3rd
3rd Street South, Naples
Musical performances by Night Train in the Fleischmann Courtyard, Chris Workman in front of Bad Ass Coffee and Laura Lou Roth in the Camargo Courtyard. Snow at 7:30 p.m. Event from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 239-649-6707

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 at this waterfront park on Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m.  941-661-5622

Comedian Killer Beaz
Through Sunday
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
www.offthehookcomedy  239-389-6901

Neil Diamond Tribute
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Mozart and More
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Naples Philharmonic Masterworks
Dec. 11 & 13 at 8 p.m. 239-597-1900

Friday - 12


North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts presents the annual performance of The Nutcracker
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m.  239-481-4849

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

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

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

CAPA Art Forms - Sculpture
The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt,
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 7-10 p.m. Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. www.bayshorecapa.org or 239-775-2800

One Starry Night
Friday & Saturday
Christ United Methodist Church,
1430 Homestead Rd N, Lehigh Acres
Experience the Christmas story by walking through the town of Bethlehem. Free Admission. Dec. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.
239-369-1433

ABBA Tribute Show
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566


Paradise Coastmen
The Norris Center
755 8th Ave S, Naples
A 50-man a capella singing group will present an evening of Christmas music. 7 p.m.
www.naplesbarbershopchorus.org

Night in Bethlehem
Through Dec. 13
North Naples United Methodist Church
6000 Goodlette Road, Naples
Experience a candlelit walk through the story of Jesus’ birth. Music featuring Dickie Fleisher, principal harpist for the Naples Philharmonic, the Naples Carolers, Gulf Coast High School Choir, Village School Chorus, and Stuart Downing, guitarist. This is a free event. 6 - 8 p.m. 239)-593-7600

Naples First Church of the Nazarene
7th Annual Live Nativity
Through Sunday
Naples First Church of the Nazarene
3100 Bailey Lane, Naples
This presentation includes animals that the kids can pet and hot cocoa and cookies to enjoy from
6 - 8 p.m.  239-263-2115

Eddie & The Edsels, Electronic Love Chiefs
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  239-454-8454

Preserving the Holiday Spirit
Through Dec. 14
Naples Preserve
1690 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
Hedges Family Eco-Center will be transformed into a holiday wonderland. There will be live music, refreshments and boardwalk tours. 4 p.m.
239-261-4290

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

Official Outcome
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 to 9 p.m. 239-267-5107

Christmas Gala
4151 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers
This Christmas Gala has it all... a Christmas concert featuring some of Cape Coral's most talented performers, a full delicious dinner, and a silent auction where you can walk away with some amazing gifts for yourself or someone special. This event is a fundraiser for Cultural Park Theatre and Grace Community Center. 239-772-5862

Beautiful Sounds of Christmas
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
Dec. 12 & 14. 941-625-4175

Mystery Walk extravaganza
Downtown Fort Myers River District.
Each Mystery Walk to have a unique theme, the launch event, entitled “Electric Arc Light and Music Festival” will be a dazzling celebration of sound, art, and light! With three stages and DJ’d sounds from Disco to House, choreographed dancers, performance and projection art, spectacular light displays and pyro dancers, the iconic Lilly Hatchett “Paper Grotto” and fashion show, are among the many features offered. Created by the RDA and produced by Circus Arts United, the event is guaranteed to be a must see evening.
www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com


Holiday House at Burroughs Home
and Langford Kingston Home
Through Dec. 23
2505 First Street, Fort Myers
Thousands of lights illuminate the inside and outside of The Historic Burroughs Home as part of this traditional holiday spectacular in downtown Fort Myers. Take in the grand decorations and nightly Santa Claus visits, 5-9 p.m. Admission $5. Children 10 and under are free. 239-738-3710

Eagles tribute
Ter-Tinis, 7050 Crystal Dr., Fort Myers
Dinner starts 5:45 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
239-344-6147 or 277-5475

New member artist reception
Harbour View Gallery, Cape Harbour
Welcome to Deborah Kerr-Conley as a new managing member at the gallery. 6 – 8 p.m.
239-540-5789

John Tesh
Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort
239-514-6001


Saturday - 13


Southwest Florida Symphony:
Christmas in Paradise
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
8 p.m.  239-481-4849

Holidays of the Caribbean Celebration
Laishley Park Municipal Marina, Punta Gorda
Enjoy a festive evening of which includes live entertainment, steel Calypso drums, and highlights of various Caribbean traditions. Indulge and delight yourself with a variety of free samplings of tantalizing Caribbean cuisine. Drinks available for purchase. 6 -10 p.m.  813-618-8044

Art on the Veranda
Bailey’s Plaza, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
Local artists from the San-Cap Art League will sell their art work at this fund raising event.Presented by the Sanibel-Captiva Art League.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   www.sancapart.com

Elvis tribute
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m.  239-454-8454

Art After Dark
Galleries of Crayton Cove, Naples
All the galleries are open and welcoming the public to enjoy their newest art, meet the artists, and listen to music performed by Naples musicians. The Galleries of Crayton Cove are a professional artist community in Old Naples by the Bay, all within a one-block walk, where 8th St. S. and 12th Ave. S. meet by the flagpole. 6-9 p.m. 239-403-8393
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Auditions for Oklahoma
Sugden Community Theatre,
701 5th Avenue South, Naples
The Naples Players will hold auditions for Oklahoma! For an appointment, call 239-434-7340, ext. 10. Appointments are necessary. Callbacks will be Sunday, Dec. 14.

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

Concert Series: Wendy Renee - Timeless Hits
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 to 9 p.m. 239-267-5107

Fine Art & Craft Show
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S., Naples
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 239-571-2750

Boat Parade in Naples Bay
Naples Bay, Naples
6:15 - 8:30 p.m. 239-682-0900

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

Ernie Evans & the Florida State Bluegrass Band
The Norris Center
755 8th Ave S, Naples
$28 at the door and $22 in advance. 7 p.m.
239-213-3049

The Del Prados Jingle Bell Rock dance party
Shell Factory and Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Come and dance to the music of the 50s, 60s, & 70s with The Del Prados. $8. 6:30 p.m.
239-995-3999

A Celtic Christmas
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
Join us for our second year presenting A Celtic Christmas featuring Live Entertainment with Bagpipers, Traditional Irish Dancers, music and song with Trina, Ian and Wolfhound. 941-625-4175

Rockin' The Point - Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Coconut Point Mall in Estero
The Good Bad Kids from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. & Bruce Springsteen Tribute from 7 -9 p.m. Rockin' The Point is a free concert series held in the center of Fashion Drive. www.rockinonthebay.com

Images of the Season Holiday Concert
Center for Performing Arts
701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda
The Charlotte Chorale presents its annual holiday concert at the Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students. 4 p.m. 941-204-0033 to purchase or for additional information, or visit www.charlottechorale.net

Rockin' Christmas 2014 Starring
Whitney Wolanin and Her Shenanigans
BIG ARTS Center
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island
7:30 p.m.  239-395-0900

Uptown Express
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

4th Annual Christmas Community Celebration
7205 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Bring your Holiday Spirit to this festival complete with food, crafts and local choral groups singing Christmas Carols.  239-463-3600


Cape Bike Night
SE 47th Terrace, cape Coral
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! www.CapeBikeNight.com  5-10 p.m. 239-573-3123

Lakeside Country Bash
Lakes Park, Fort Myers
The 6th Annual Sam Galloway Ford Lakeside Country Bash benefitting the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. The “Let it Ride Tour” features Brantley Gilbert with special guests Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Parmalee and Chase Bryant. Noon - 10 p.m.
239-533-7575

Bead Show
Cape Coral Arts Studio
4533 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral
Sponsored by the Stone Age Emporium, 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. For more information, call 239-574-0802.

Live Music by Beans ‘N Seeds
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 9 p.m. 941-575-3007

Bonita Springs Christmas Boat Parade
This 28th annual tradition sets sail at 5 p.m. This year we’re returning to the original parade route, which starts at Big Hickory Fish Nook Restaurant and travels up the river to Holly Lane, ending at The Fish House Restaurant on Bonita Beach Road! www.bonitaboatparade.com  239-495-0455

Scrooge TV: A Modern Christmas Carol
Through Dec. 20
Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers
239-218-0481

Sunday - 14


The Perfect Gift: Christmas with the Tenors
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m.  239-481-4849

The Bonita Springs Concert Band
Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs.
2 - 4 p.m. Free. bonitaspringsconcertband.com

Gulf Coast Big Band
Cambier Park
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
2 - 4 p.m. 239-213-3058

25th Annual Peace River Lighted Boat Parade
Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda
The festive display of lights and gorgeous reflections on the water make this annual event a definite must see! Viewings from land or on the harbor by chartered cruise or personal watercraft. Admission: Free. 6 p.m. 941-639-3720

Estero Holiday Concert
Koreshan State Historic Site's Art Hall
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
The music of Verdi, Glinka and Tchaikovsky will be featured at the special Holiday Concert. Performers for this concert are all accomplished classical musicians, several of who are with Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. 4 p.m. 239-596-8404

Port Charlotte High School Band
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays as students of the Port Charlotte High School Band wow you with their Christmas Program from 5 - 7 p.m. 941-575-3007

Lee County Community Band holiday concert
Cape Coral High School,
2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard,
Director Richard Bradstreet has selected a program of both secular and sacred Christmas music, featuring Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Victor Herbert’s March of the Toys from “Babes in Toyland”, and O Holy Night, with vocalist and emcee Norman Jones. The program also includes medleys of favorite Christmas carols and an audience sing-along. 3 p.m. www.leecountyband.org

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 live music by Andy Wahlberg, Bugtussle Ramblers and Highway 41. Presented in partnership with the Acoustic Music Society of SWFL. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first serve.$8 at the Door/$6 Alliance Members. 239-939-2787  

Concert of Compassion
with the Bonita Strings Quartet
Naples First Church of the Nazarene  
3100 Bailey Lane, Naples
Join us for a concert featuring light classical music and traditional Christmas favorites at 11 a.m. The concert is free. A love offering will be received for Local Compassion Needs. 239-263-2115

Carl Schwartz Memorial Reception
FGCU ArtLab, Fort Myers
Featuring unfinished artworks by the late Carl Schwartz, 2-4 p.m. 239-590-7199

Monday - 15


Southwest Florida Symphony: Holiday Pops
Shell Point Retirement Community
15100 Shell Point Blvd, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-454-2067

Danny Albani
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

Chris G performs Holiday Classics
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 7 p.m. 941-575-3007

Music Makers Show Band - Concert
Cambier Bandshell
755 8th Ave S., Naples
7 - 9 p.m. 239-597-3240

Tuesday - 16


Customer Appreciation Christmas party
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
dinner and show only $19 Dollars check out  Santa, gifts 1 free house bev. with dinner or show)
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Illuminated Boat Parade
The Village on Venetian Bay
4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples
Boat Parade, magic, face painting and Santa and Mrs. Claus!  5 - 8 p.m. 239-403-2202

Singer/Guitarist Paul Cottrell
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 7 p.m. 941-575-3007

Holiday Concert: Bling! In the Holidays
South Regional Library
8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples
Musicians: Bling! Quartet
Join this a cappella quartet and enjoy the sounds of the season. 6:30 p.m.,239-252-7542

Conversations with History: Daring to Dream
Headquarters Library
2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples
Performer: Janina Birtolo
This one woman original play is about the life and last flight of the famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Amelia was the first woman to attempt an around-the-world flight on a course approximating the equator. 2 p.m. 239-593-3511

Taylor Stokes
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

Wednesday - 17


Southwest Florida Symphony
Christmas in Paradise
BIG ARTS Center
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island
Schein Performance Hall. 8 pm 239-395-0900

Rockin Horse & Soapy Tuna
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
7-10  p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  239-454-8454

Art After Hours
Artis—Naples
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

Seger/Cher/Joel/Gaga Tribute
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

John Goulet
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.,  Cape Coral
Chef prepared pasta bar with live music
5:30-8:30 p.m. 239-542-6515

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy variety and holiday tunes by local singer/guitarist Michael Hirst from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
941-575-3007

The SantaLand Diaries
Through Dec. 28
Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
www.floridarep.org  239-332-4488

The Christmas Spectacular
Through Dec. 21
Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Blvd.,Cape Coral
Take your favorite holiday songs, add some great pop music of the season, sprinkle in a cast of children, adults and Santa Claus and present it in a picture postcard setting. 239-772-5862

Holiday Concert with Night Train
Naples Regional Library
650 Central Ave., Naples
Come enjoy the sounds of the season performed by this group of talented musicians. 2 p.m.
239-262-4130

Thursday - 18


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

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

Painting Demonstration
Sanibel Community Center
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
Sanibel-Captiva Art League presents a painting demonstration by artist Sue Pink at 1:30 p.m. at the Free.  www.sancapart.com

Thursdays on 3rd
3rd Street South., Naples
Third Thursday on Third. Musical performances by J. Robert in the Fleischmann Courtyard, Made in Brooklyn in front of Bad Ass Coffee and Donna Holman in the Camargo Courtyard. Snow at 7:30 p.m. Event from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 239-649-6707

Tuba Christmas-Evening on 5th
Sugden Plaza, Naples
Enjoy the Holiday sounds of euphonium and TUBAS along with Evening on 5th! TUBA Christmas is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 239-692-8436

An American Tapestry
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Internationally renowned flutist, Donna Wissinger and electrifying pianist Joy Myers, partner to present a dynamic evening. 8 p.m. 239-495-8989

Dead Letter Society
The Sandy Parrot, 17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
7 - 10 p.m.  239-454-8454

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

Holiday Pops
Through Dec. 21
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Featuring the von Trapps
239-597-1900

Comedian Philadelphia Plowden
Through Sunday
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
239-389-6901

Six Bends Christmas event
Thursday & Friday
Six Bends Harley-Davidson
9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers
Family-friendly, live music and carols, giant, decorated tree (20’ or larger), Santa on site, lots of photo opportunities, holiday food and drinks, etc. 5 - 9 p.m. 239-275-4647

Friday - 19


Holiday Spectacular 2014
Through Dec. 31
Herb Strauss Theater
2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
239-472-6862

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

Sharon Erbe reception
Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way, Naples
Featuring artist Sharon Erbe, 6-8 p.m.
239-597-2110

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

Porch Songs - Liam Wayne Duo
The Southwest Florida Museum of History
2300 Peck St, Fort Myers
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. suggested $15 donation to benefit the Museum. 239-332-5955

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy variety and holiday classics performed by Singer Michael Hirst from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
941-575-3007

Trop Rock Music with Jim Morris
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 9 p.m. 941-575-3007

Bratislava Silver Strings Orchestra Concert
The Lake Kennedy Center
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
$10 per member and $15 per non-member and  includes admission, snacks, and beverages. BYOB. Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Pre-registration is preferred. 239-574-0575


The Rat Pack/Frank/Sammy/Dean Tribute show
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Concert Series: Richie C.- Classic Oldies
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 to 9 p.m. 239-267-5107

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

Fort Myers Music Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Live music in downtown Fort Myers at participating galleries, restaurants, bars and shops. 7 - 10 p.m.  www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com 239-645-6457

Uptown Express
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30-9:30 p.m.  239-454-8454

Saturday - 20


Gulf Coast Symphony: Deck the Halls
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m.  239-481-4849

The Del Prados & MT 40
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  239-454-8454

Ghostbird Holiday Frosty Swamp Stomp
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 1st Street, Fort Myers
Pearly Mea and the Crawdaddy Boys are back to host Ghostbird Theatre Company's Second Annual Holiday Cabaret Soiree, including a silent auction fundraiser. 7 p.m. 239-333-1933

Concert Series: Deb & Ray Duo - Classic Oldies
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 to 9 p.m. 239-267-5107

Tuba Christmas!
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
You will be delighted an amazed as you enjoy the songs of the season performed by more than a dozen Tuba Players from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
941-575-3007

Cape Coral Holiday Boat A Long
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Celebrate Christmas in Florida style. Watch from the Bimini Basin at Four Freedoms Park as over 100 boats decorated with lights, costumes, and more parade around the Bimini in true holiday spirit. 4 p.m. park features live holiday music, decorated trees, Christmas crafts, food and beverages for sale. www.CapeParks.com  239-573-3128

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

Beatles Big Production Show
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566  

Joe Bonamassa
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
8 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com

BIG ARTS Concert Band  Holiday Concert
BIG ARTS Center
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island
BIG ARTS Concert Band plays favorite classics as well as contemporary holiday songs. 7 p.m.
239-395-0900


Big 50s/60s/Motown Dance Band Tribute
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

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

Punta Gorda Boat Parade of Lights
Punta Gorda canal system    
No entry fees, no judging, just a great time viewing the decorated boats cruising along the smooth waters of the PGI canal system. Starting at dark, around 6 p.m. www.puntagordaboatparade.com

Saturday Art Fair
Sidewalks of First Street, Fort Myers
Local artists, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 239-337-5050

Sunday - 21


Hansel & Gretel: A Family Musical Show
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Kids tickets $12, adult tickets $20 or $30. 4 p.m.
239-529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org

Naples Dixieland Jazz Band Concert
Cambier Park
730 8th Street South, Naples
2 - 4 p.m. 239-263-1113

Charlotte County Concert Band presents "Christmas is for Kids"
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
2 p.m. 941-625-4175

Live music with The Doo Wop Crew
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Come enjoy and dance to the classics of The Doo Wop Crew as well as traditional holiday favorites from 1 - 4 p.m. ! 941-575-3007

Monday - 22


Live Music with Chris G
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy variety, jazz and holidays classics with Singer Chris G from 5 - 7 p.m.  941-575-3007

Danny Albani
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

Tuesday - 23


P. Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
(Ballet in 2 acts with an Epilogue)
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center
75 Taylor Street - Punta Gorda
7 p.m. Tickets on sale now! $34.10 and $55.50
941-833-5444

Cahlua & Cream
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

Wednesday - 24


Acoustic Pop & Rock with Doug Coventry
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy Christmas Eve melodies from 1 - 4 p.m.
941-575-3007

Friday - 26


Comedian Bob Zany
Through Sunday
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
239-389-6901


Neil Diamond Tribute
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Dinner dance with Just Us 2
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 239-542-6515

Torched & OTC
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  239-454-8454

Singer Denny Pezzin
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy the high energy dance music with Denny Pezzin from 5 - 9 p.m.  941-575-3007

Guys and Dolls
Through Dec. 28
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
239-597-1900

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

Saturday - 27


Tom Petty Tribute
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Dance to the Oldies with The Doo Wop Crew
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5 - 9 p.m. 941-575-3007

4th Annual Coconut Point
New Year’s Weekend Art Festival
Saturday & Sunday
Coconut Point, Estero
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. www.artfestival.com
561-746-6615

Concert Series: Richie C. - Classic Oldies
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 to 9 p.m. 239-267-5107

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

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

Drag Queen Bingo
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
6 p.m. 239-542-6515

Eddie & The Edsels, OTC
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  239-454-8454

Monday - 29


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
3 p.m. & 7 p.m.  239-481-4849

Danny Albani
The Sandy Parrot,
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m.  239-454-8454

The Beach Boys Tribute Band
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m.  239-405-8566


Jack Hanna
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
6 p.m. 239-597-1900

Tuesday - 30


Crazy For You
Through Feb. 14
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre  
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
239-278-4422

ABBA Tribute show
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Wednesday - 31


Fort Myers Beach Birthday Party
& New Year's Eve Celebration
Watch the ball drop at Times Square. The town’s 19th annual birthday party takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. with free live music, brownies, and cupcakes. More live music kicks in at 7 p.m. to start the celebration, which culminates with fireworks from the pier as well as the ball drop.

New Year’s Eve with Lacey and her band
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral
239-542-6515

Downtown Countdown
Fort Myers River District
Live music on multiple stages including U2 tribute band, food, vendors, fireworks, street party, ball drop at midnight. starts at 8 p.m. 855-732-3836

New Year’s Eve celebration
Cape Harbour, Cape Coral
A gala magical midnight fireworks display and ball drop from high above the promenade overlooking the marina. 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. 239-470-2746

New Year’s Eve Bash
Ter-Tinis, 7050 Crystal Dr., Fort Myers
Reservations required.  239-344-6147 or 277-5475

Steve Trevino
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
7 & 9 p.m.   239-389-6901

New Years Eve Celebration
Troublemakerz & High Tide
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
1 - 6 p.m. - Troublemakerz & 7 p.m. till the cows go home - High Tide.  (weather permitting)
239-463-5900

Uptown Express
The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Show starts approx 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Fishermen’s Village New Year’s Eve Celebration
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Live music on Center Stage by Gator DJ. Family friendly festivities include: Fun Photos, Air Brush Art for Face & Body, Luis the Balloon Man, Too Tall Torrie Stiltwalker, Hair Dazzle by Brian and Lori,Tarot Readings by Pamela and Face Painting by Metamasque  Watch the magical “dolphin drop” at midnight! Village Restaurants will be offering New Year’s Eve specials; call early for reservations! Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst will also perform 8 pm-12:30 a.m. in the first section of the Village. 941-575-3007

New Years Eve Fireworks
Naples Pier
25 12th Avenue, Naples
7:30 p.m. 239-213-7120

New Year’s Eve
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
A Viennese New Year’s Eve with the Naples Philharmonic. 9 p.m. 239-597-1900

 
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