Monday - 1

 
TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
Come join us every first 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. Join us as the doors open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and show, which starts at 7 p.m.
239-333-1933
 

 

Tuesday - 2


Harbour View Gallery reception
Harbour View Gallery,
5789 Cape Harbour Drive, unit 104, Cape Coral
Reception for featured artists Katrina Parker and Jessi Dilich, 6-8 p.m. 239-540-5789

 

 

Wednesday - 3

 
Sunset Celebration
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. 5 -8 p.m.  239-574-0806

Beaches, Creatures and Cowboys:
Florida Movie Posters
Through Sept. 30
The Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday: Noon – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This exhibit from the Museum of Florida History presents a selection of more than 50 colorful, eye-catching reproductions of movie posters, lobby cards and handbills, covering some of Florida’s most famous films from the 1920s to the present. 239-479-4636
 

 

Thursday - 4


Those Were The Days
Through Oct. 4
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Travel back in time with this hilarious musical revue featuring the greatest hits from the 40s 50s, 60s and 70s. The show also features a rocking tribute to Elvis and a silly homage to The Ed Sullivan Show. www.broadwaypalm.com 239-278-4422

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

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents
2nd Annual New Works Festival!!
Through Sept. 7
The Norris Center, 755 8th Street, Naples
Gulfshore Playhouse’s 2nd Annual New Works Festival will continue to bring exciting new programming to Naples audiences. Bringing together four playwrights and a team of actors and directors, this week long festival will offer a place for the playwrights to hone their plays and then present their work to an audience.
www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org
1-866-811-4111

Muttini Mingle, Pawtastic Yappy Hour
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Yappy Hour for People and their pets!  Presented by Salty Paws. Live Music by Reconnections Band.  5:30 pm - 8 p.m. 941-575-7599

Comedian Michael Mack
Through Sunday
Off the Hook Comedy Club at House of Brewz
10045 Gulf Center Dr, 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 at this waterfront park on Thursdays from 6 - 10 p.m.  941-661-5622

Arts for ACT Auction Preview
Robb & Stucky International,
13170 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
Preview the live auction art, 6-8 p.m.
239-939-2553
 

 

Friday - 5


Fort Myers Art Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
6 - 10 p.m. www.fortmyersartwalk.com
239-337-5050

Modern Atelier:
The Methods of Today’s Training Exhibit
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers  
Opening Reception: Sept. 5 from 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Walk & Demo with Carol Broman, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Member Gallery: Tracy Owen Cullimore.  Exhibit open through Sept. 20. 239-939-2787

ACT Gallery exhibit opens
Through Sept. 30
Arts for ACT Gallery, 2265 First St., For Myers
Opening reception for new exhibits featuring artists Cesar Aguilera and Rachel Moorman,
6-10 p.m. during Art Walk. 239-337-5050

Black & White and Shades of Grey
Opening Reception
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs,
Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
This exhibition showcases artworks dominated by a black and white color scheme.  Artists whose works are featured limit the use of color, yet show us how dynamic and thought provoking compositions are created when using a limited palette. Enjoy an evening of great artwork, music and refreshments. 6 – 8 p.m. 239-495-8989

Trop Rock Music with Jim Morris
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 5-9 p.m. 941-575-3007

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

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. Live music by Young Artists Awards students. 6 - 9 p.m. 239-278-5236


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

Elsa Morales exhibit
Through September
Spirits of Bacchus, 1406 Hendry St., Fort Myers
Reception for art exhibit featuring Elsa Morales,
7 - 9 p.m. during Art Walk. 941-914-2104
 

 

Saturday - 6


3 Doors Down Acoustic Tour
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-481-4849

Greenmarket
Alliance For the Arts, Fort Myers
Every Saturday to 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. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 239-939-2787

Jazz Master Dixieland Jazz Band
Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave S., Naples
1 - 3 p.m. Donations appreciated. 239-213-3058

Live Music with The Doo Wop Crew
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy music and dancing with music from the 50s to the 80s from 5 - 9 p.m.   941-575-3007

A Musical Sentimental Journey
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Join local musicians and educators Broadway George, Pete and Tony for a musical stroll through time. Learn some facts and tidbits of information about the different time periods they cover and enjoy the popular music of the day, in the key of Broadway George & Company. Registration requested. 1 p.m. 239-479-4636

Touch-A-Boat and Marine Safety Day
The Marina at Edison Ford
2360 W. First Street, Downtown Fort Myers
More than 30 local agencies and first responders will be participating in the event by showcasing their boats and demonstrating safety equipment-geared toward children. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
239 245-7320.

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

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


Dinner dance party with Erich
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
$20 members, $22 non-members includes buffet at 6 p.m., dance 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 239-542-6515

Hank Woji’s CD release concert
ACMA at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation Hall
2756 Mcgregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Hank Woji performs. 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $10. www.americanacma.org  239-691-4069

Vietnam Meets Pop Art exhibit
HOWL Gallery, 4160 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
Opening reception for N.C. painter Todd Carignan, live music by Big E & Sugar D, 7 – 11 p.m. Show on display through September.  239-332-0161
 

 

Sunday - 7


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
 

 

Thursday - 11

 
Comedian April Macie
Through Sunday
Off the Hook Comedy Club inside House of Brewz
10045 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
239-389-6901

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

The Del Prados
Tony Rotino Senior Center
5817 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral
Join the Tony Rotino Center the first Thursday of every month from 7-10 p.m.at the Yacht Club as we reminisce to the authentic sounds of street corner harmony sung by those who were there. Light snacks will be served. B.Y.O.B. $12 per person. Reservations suggested. 239-574-0807

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

Chamber Music
South Regional Library
8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples
Join the Naples Philharmonic for a chamber music performance at 6 p.m. Free. 239-597-1900

Florida Speaks exhibit reception
Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda
Awards receptions for new exhibit, 7-8:30 p.m., Exhibit runs Sept. 5 - 25. 941-639-8810
 

 

Friday - 12


Live Music with the Reconnections Band
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Variety music and dancing from 5 - 9 p.m.
941-575-3007

Chamber Music
The Baker Museum, Naples
Join the Naples Philharmonic for a chamber music performance at The Baker Museum. 6:30 p.m. Free. 239-597-1900

Chamber Music
The von Liebig Center
585 Park Street, Naples
Join the Naples Philharmonic for a chamber music performance at noon. Free. 239-597-1900

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

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

 

Saturday - 13


Fishermen’s Village Fall Festival
Fishermen’s Village,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Fun activities for entire family! Weiner dog Derby, Metamasque Face Painting, live music and dance, center court. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 941-575-3067

The Del Prados end of Summer Dance Party  
Shell Factory
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
Come and enjoy the music of the 50s, 60s & 70s with "The Del Prados" Great dance floor. Food and beverages available reservations suggested only $8.  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  239-995-2141

SummerJazz on the Gulf - Mud Flapper
The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples
Fun, free concert series that combines a diverse selection of jazz entertainment with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, stunning sunsets, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. Each concert is held on the resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Final in summer series. 239-261-222

The Craft Beer & Music Festival
Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers
The Craft Beer & Music Festival brings the craft to the people in this one-of-a-kind beer festival that combines the best of craft beer, live music, and fun. Great beer samplings will be paired with some of Southwest Florida’s best musical acts including Deb & The Dynamics, Mudbone, and Rocker.  $30 general admission & $45 for the VIP Experience.
VIP admission at 2 p.m., general admission at 3 p.m., event ends at 8 p.m. www.TheBellTowerShops.com


Tim the Dairy Farmer
Friday & Saturday
Chuckles Comedy Theatre
The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 First St., Fort Myers
7:30 and 9:30 p.m.  239-895-7703

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.
239-574-0802

Live Music with Chris G
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 2-4 p.m. 941-575-3007

Music and Dance with Peter & Edith
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy live music and dancing, 5-9 p.m., with Peter & Edith! 941-575-3007

Salty Paws Weiner Dog Derby!
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Pre registration required.  $5 per pet in advance; $7 per pet day of event. 11:30 am - 12:30 p.m. Call 941-575-7599 for details for visit www.saltypaws.com for registration form

Jazz Master Dixieland Jazz Band
Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave S., Naples
1 - 3 p.m. Donations appreciated.
239-213-3058

Vaudeville Fundraiser
The Laboratory Theater of Florida
1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers
Help support the best community theater in southwest Florida while also having a great time at our Vaudeville Fundraiser. Enjoy songs, dances, jello-wrestling, improv, burlesque, and more. Complimentary hors d'ouevres. (okay, maybe jello-wrestling is going too far, but we promise it will be a riot anyway!) 7 p.m. 239-218-0481

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

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

Stardust Memories Big Band
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.,  Cape Coral
Debut concert of new band, buffet at 6:30 p.m. Band plays 8-11 p.m. Reservations required. $32 for members, $35 for non-members. 239-542-6515

Paint With Us
Cape Coral Art League,
516 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral
The Decorative Artists of Southwest Florida will meet, social time begins at 9 a.m., meeting concludes by 3 p.m., bring a bag lunch
239-656-0660    www.dasfartists.com

TheatreZone season auditions
Saturday & Sunday
13275 Livingston Road, Naples
Equity and non-Equity performer auditions for TheatreZone’s 10th season. By appointment only, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 239-449-2323

Theatre Conspiracy New Play Contest Fundraiser
Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers
$50, 239-936-3239
 

 

Sunday - 14

 
Chamber Music
Golisano Children’s Museum
15080 Livingston Road, Naples
Join the Naples Philharmonic for a chamber music performance at 3 p.m. 239-597-1900

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
 

 

Wednesday - 17

 
Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Music by Michael Hirst, near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Ghostbird Theatre Company
presents The Bald Soprano
Through Sept. 28
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center,
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
239-333-1933
 

 

Thursday - 18

 
Better Late
Through Nov. 1
Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
The side-splitting, yet touching, comedy about Julian Nussbaum, who, due to illness, is forced to move in with his ex-wife and her new husband. As the days pass, the laughter builds and the awkward situation spirals further and further out of control. 239-278-4422

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

Comedian Theo Von
Through Sunday
Off the Hook Comedy Club
Located inside of House of Brewz
10045 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
239-389-6901

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

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

Third Thursday on Third
Third Street South , Naples
The Courtyards of Third Street South comes alive with music. 6 - 9 p.m. www.thirdstreetsouth.com
 

 

Friday - 19


Godspell
Through Sept. 28
Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Boulevard  Cape Coral
www.culturalparktheater.com  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

Pearl & Sase Friday Night Live Show
Lake Kennedy Center,
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
Join us for the spectacular Friday night live show with Pearl and Sase! This soulful duo will be performing hits from Motown, 50’s & 60’s and more. BYOB. Desserts, snacks, and beverages will be served.  $10 Member $15 Non-Member. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 239-574-0575

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

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

Dine & dance with Del Prados
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
$20 members, $22 non-members includes buffet, dinner at 6, dancing 7 - 10 p.m.  239-542-6515
 

 

Saturday - 20


POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony
Fishermen’s Village,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, 1 pm, Center Court.  1 p.m. 941 575-9002

Jazz Master Dixieland Jazz Band
Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave S., Naples
1 - 3 p.m. Donations appreciated.  239-213-3058

Brian Smalley concert
ACMA at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation Hall
2756 Mcgregor Blvd., Fort Myers
7 p.m. Suggested donation: $10-$15.
www.americanacma.org  239-691-4069

Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival
Saturday & Sunday
331 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  www.artfestival.com

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

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

 

Sunday - 21


Bluegrass in the Theatre
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Join fellow acoustic music lovers in the Foulds Theatre for three hours of great live music by bands from Southwest Florida and beyond. Presented in partnership with the Acoustic Music Society of SWFL. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first serve. $7 at the Door/$5 Alliance Members.
239-939-2787

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

Peace Day in the Park
Jaycee Park, Cape Coral
Families of all types, definitions and dynamics are welcome! Activities for the youngest peace-makers to the oldest include an arts and crafts tent, educational workshops and information on bee-keeping, poi dancing, meditation, belly dancing, kids' story and music time, face-painting, a mini petting zoo, a magician, sidewalk chalk art and many more surprises and fun is planned. Whether you come for the amazing live music of bands like Strange Arrangement, Old Friends, Wink and the Signal, or you come for the art and artists, trinkets and wares of some talented local vendors, or the dance performance by the Calendar Girls and the overall camaraderie,. Peace Day in the Park is an unforgettable day and experience. There's something for everyone...including your pets! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
239-560-5224

Jazz Master Dixieland Jazz Band
Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave S., Naples
1 - 3 p.m. Donations appreciated.
239-213-3058
 

 

Tuesday - 23


Tapa Hop 2014
2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach
It's Tapa Hop time! Our yearly pub crawl features trolley transportation to six great Fort Myers Beach area restaurants each providing appetizer items or 'tapas' included in the price for the event. The event will also include raffle prizes, grand prizes and a poker run. Don't miss out on the fun!
239-454-7500
 

 

Wednesday - 24

 
Cirque Du Soleil Presents Varekai
Through Sept. 28
Germain Arena, Estero
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world – a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.
From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.  www.ticketmaster.com

Art After Hours
The Baker Museum, 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. Free.
239-597-1900


The Naples Players Presents Noises Off
Through Oct. 18
Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples
239-263-7990

Improv Tonight!
Center for Performing Arts-Moe Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs
Local Improv groups perform short and long form improv that include suggestions by you, the audience! Join us every last Wednesday of every month. Tickets: $10 advance/$15 at the door Refreshments available which include wine, beer, sodas and light snacks.  7 – 9 p.m.
239-495-8989

Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
Fishermen’s Village Center Court,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Enjoy music by Michael Hirst, near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 941-575-3007

Visani presents Comedian Frankie Paul
Through Saturday
Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Hwy,  Port Charlotte
941-629-9191
 

 

Thursday - 25


Comedian Iliza Shlesinger
Through Sunday
Off the Hook Comedy Club
Located inside of House of Brewz
10045 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
239-389-6901

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

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

 

Friday - 26

 
Island Hopper Songwriter Fest
Captiva Island Sept 26-28
Fort Myers Beach Oct. 3-5
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel co-host this inaugural event that runs over two weekends. The festival kicks off on Captiva Island Sept. 26-28 and concludes on Fort Myers Beach Oct. 3-5. The event will bring nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters to the area with dozens of shows playing simultaneously at different venues. 239-338-3500
www.islandhopperfest.com

Dance & Dessert
Tony Rotino Senior Center
5817 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral
Dance the night away to great tunes from the 60s and 70s, played by a live DJ. This event is for both singles and couples and separate tables will be designated for singles so they can mingle with other singles. Dessert, soda, coffee & iced tea will be served and included in the ticket price. BYOB. Cost is $10/person. 7 - 10 p.m.  Pre-registration is suggested. 239-574-0807

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

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

Dine & dance with Music Box Duo
Cape Coral Italian American Club
4725 Vincennes Blvd.  Cape Coral
239-542-6515
 

 

Saturday - 27


National Alpaca Day
17700 Caloosa Rd, Alva
A fun filled day for everyone. Meet, pet, and feed the alpacas. See all kinds of alpaca crafts and products including blankets, scarfs, socks, hats, gloves, stuffed animals, and much much more. Enjoy live local musicians while you shop the crafting vendors, watch alpaca fiber demonstrations, sample our BBQ specialties, and go for an adventurerous Hayride. Walk an alpaca through the obstacle course, bounce in the bounce house or simply sit back and enjoy the alpaca lifestyle. Admission is free! 239-338-3500

Southwest Florida Freedom & Family Weekend
Saturday & Sunday
JetBlue Park, Fort Myers
A weekend of military history & family fun filled with: military vehicles, battle reenactments, military museum displays, “Military Meltdown" ROTC & recruit competitions, meet & greet soldiers & veterans, hot rod & classic car display, motorcycle rally, fun events for the kids, live bands, entertainment, food & drinks and much more! Performers include Brian Howe (former lead singer of Bad Company), Southern Rocks Finest, One Night Rodeo, Grayson Rogers Band, Redemption and more. Admission: Sat: $10 per person;  Sun: $7 per person. Parking: $5 donation. Children 12 & under and active or retired military with ID receive free admission. Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.  &  Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. www.swfmm.org

USA Dance Celebration Ball
Aki's Dance Studio
6300 Metro Plantation, Fort Myers
Professional dance show with amateur dance performances. Light Refreshments and dancing. RSVP:  deadline Sept 19.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call,
Carol Davis at 239-565-7947.   7 - 10 p.m.  www.usadance6049.org

Bucklers Arts and Craft Fair
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda
27 through Sunday, 28
Professional indoor craft show with nationwide exhibitors. 941-833-5444

aMUSEd – Alliance Fall Fundraiser
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers  
7 - 10 p.m.   239-939-2787

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

Jazz Master Dixieland Jazz Band
Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave S., Naples
1 - 3 p.m. Donations greatly appreciated.
239-213-3058

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

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

 

Sunday - 28

 
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

Southwest Florida Blues Society
presents Regional Blues Challenge
Ter-Tini’s, 7050 Crystal Drive, Fort Myers
Live music competition, winner advances to the IBC in Memphis. 1 p.m., $10 admission, SWFBS members only $5.  www.swfbs.org or 239-277-5475

 
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