Tuesday - 1

 
Million Dollar Quartet
Through April 6
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers
239-481-4849

Spring Concert Series
South Regional Library,
8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples
Cahlua and Crème performs jazz, show tunes and pop. 6:30 p.m. 239-252-7542

Evita
Through April 6
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
239-597-1900

Naples Players: Distracted
Through April 19
Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples
239-263-7990

Visani Presents: Maurice Lo Monaco
Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone  
2400 Kings HWY, Port Charlotte
Tribute To Film and Broadway Songs
Dinner 5 p.m. & show at 7:30 p.m. 941-629-9191

Gulfshore Playhouse: All My Sons
Through April 19
Norris Center, Naples
866-811-4111

Harbour View Gallery exhibit
Harbour View Gallery,
5789 Cape Harbour Drive, suite 104, Cape Coral
Opening reception for featured artists Joy Schultz and Yvonne Hjelte-Rodrigues, 6-8 p.m.
239-540-5789

Clybourne Park
Through April 9
Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers
239-332-4488

Romance/Romance
Through April 5
BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, Sanibel
239-472-6862

Les Miserables
Through April 12
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Dixie Swim Club
Through May 11
Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers
239-278-4422

ArtsNaples World Festival presents
Estaciones de Tango with Pablo Repun
Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples
8 p.m. 888-613-8488

 

Wednesday - 2

 
The Future of Art:
Elementary & Middle School Exhibition
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Reception: 5 - 7 p.m. & the exhibit will be open through April 13. 239-939-2787

Cher/Lady Ga Ga/Stevie Nicks/Bob Seger Tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Clemente exhibit
Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way, Naples
Opening reception for new show, 5-8 p.m.
239-597-2110

Mercato Nights Music Series
featuring Gator Nate & The Gladezmen
9115 Strada Place, Naples
Gator Nate & The Gladezmen is a combination of a swampy, funky rock-blues type of band. 6 - 9 p.m. 239-254-1080
 

Joe Nichols
Gator Country Concert Series
Naples / Fort Myers Greyhound Track
10601 Bonita Beach Road SE., Bonita Springs
Joe Nichols, LoCash Cowboys, Dylan Scott.  free
5 p.m. www.gatorcountry1019.com

Marco Players present Art
Through April 6
Marco Players Theater, Marco Island
239-642-7270

 

Thursday - 3


Comedian Mitch Fatel
Through Sunday
Off the Hook Comedy Club
599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island
239-389-6901

Barry Manilow / Sinatra Tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m.  Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Drinking Habits
Through April 12
Langdon Playhouse,
1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte
www.charlotteplayers.org

It's Illuminating Exhibit
Through April 29
BIG ARTS Center, Sanibel
Artists Reception: April 11, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
239-395-0900

Eliza Brewster - Quilts and Prints Exhibit
Through April 29
BIG ARTS Center, Sanibel
Artists Reception: April 11, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
239-395-0900

Four Great Composers We Know Too Little
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Join award-winning musicologist Frank Cooper as he explores the life and work of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Cooper will take audiences on a journey into the world of the great Russian composer, conductor and pianist. 2 p.m. 239-597-1900

Paul Strowe
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  239-481-4849

Muttini Mingle, Pawtastic Yappy Hour
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5:30-8 p.m. Center Court.  Presented by Salty Paws. Live music by Reconnections Band. 941-575-7599

Mercato Nights Music Series
featuring Gator Nate & The Gladezmen
9115 Strada Place, Suite 5150, Naples    
6 – 9 p.m. www.mercatoshops.com 239-254-1080

The Del Prados
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral
Reminisce to the authentic sounds of street corner harmony sung by those who were there. Dance to the classic ‘50s & ‘60s Rock n’ Roll in the Yacht Club Ballroom. Light refreshments will be served. B.Y.O.B. May pre-register or pay at the door. Entry fee $12 per person. 7 - 10 p.m. 239-574-0807

Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Through April 18
Cultural Park Theater, Cape Coral
239-772-5862

 

Friday - 4

 
Fort Myers Art Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
6 - 10 p.m. www.fortmyersartwalk.com
Streets will be closed for special performance art. 239-337-5050


Ring of Fire gallery exhibit
Cape Coral Art League
516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral
Artist reception: April 11 from 5 - 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Thursday, April 24. 239-772-5657

Music Makers Show Band
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street South, Naples
7 - 9 p.m.239-597-3240

Arts for ACT exhibit: George Mitchell,
Ray Hernandez & Roy Benton III
Arts for ACT Gallery, First Street Fort Myers
Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. in conjunction with Art Walk   239-337-5050

Jeff Baldori performs
Reuben’s Smokehouse,
11506 S. Cleveland Ave.., Fort Myers 6 - 9 p.m.
866-92-TASTY

The Beach Boys tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m.  Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

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

Concert Series: The Hat Boys
Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers
7 - 9 p.m.   239-267-0787

Bruce Neumann & Tiki
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 5-9 p.m. 941-575-3007

Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta 2014
Friday & Saturday
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct., Cape Coral
Music, food, and fun fill the air as thousands come out to the Bimini Basin to cheer on boats built of cardboard as they make their way through the waters. Free to the public. Saturday activities are from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  239-699-7942

Oddities Exhibition Reception / Open House
Center for the Arts Bonita Springs
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
6 - 8 p.m. Exhibit runs through April 24.
239-495-8989

Stars On Ice
Germain Arena,
11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero
7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com

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, 6-10 p.m.
239-278-5236

ArtPoems
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center,
First Street, Fort Myers
A collaboration which inspires 12 artists and 12 poets to create new work based on the exchange of one artwork and one poem by each participant. ArtPoems culminates in a stage performance incorporating art, poetry, music and dance. Created and produced by Lorraine Walker Williams with co-chair Joe Pacheco. 6-10 p.m. during Art Walk.
239-333-1933

 

Saturday - 5


Village People
Seminole Casino Immokalee
506 South 1st Street , Immokalee
8 p.m. 800-218-0007

Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida
Of Heroes and Poets
First Christian Church,
2061 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
7 p.m.  239-560-5695


Bucklers Craft Fair
Saturday & Sunday
Lee Civic Center, North Fort Myers
Admission: $6 per person Kids 12 & under Free (one paid admission good both days with hand stamp)  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 239-543-7469

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

Dance Alliance Season Concert
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
A collaboration of music and dance in the Foulds Theatre. Suggested $10 donation. 8 - 10 p.m. www.artinlee.org

Concert Series: Richie C.
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 - 9 p.m.   239-267-0787

Rockin on the Bay
Bayfront Place, Naples
5 - 9 p.m. 23-9331-7371

The Rat Pack Tribute with Dean, Sammy & Frank
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Art in the Park
Near The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St. Naples
10 a.m. -  4 p.m. 239-262-6517

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

The Kate Bryson Memorial Event
sponsored by the Victims Services Coalition
Lakes Regional Park, Pavilion B-4, Fort Myers. 10 a.m.  The event is designed to welcome and recognize survivors of crime and the family and friends of those lost to crime. The brief program will include words of remembrance and a butterfly release. Participants are encouraged to bring pictures of loved ones lost to crime. Hope by Song will be providing music.

11th Annual Celebrate Estero
Miromar Outlets, Estero
Join Miromar Outlets and the Estero Chamber of Commerce for games, activities, demonstrations, displays and raffle drawings for the entire family.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lakeside. 239-948-3766

Sweets and Treats at Santini
Santini Marina Plaza
7225 Estero Boulevard Fort Myers Beach
Area bakers and chocolatiers will be presenting the best of SW Florida Sweets and Treats. 50+ Arts and Crafts Vendors, Live music all day, Santini Market Fresh Fruits and Veggies. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 239-443-8810

Spring Arts and Crafts Celebration
and 2nd Annual Classic Car Cruise In
Santini Marina Plaza
7225 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach
Live Entertainment/Great Food/Great Fun
Optional donation of kitty food to Find A Home/Give a Home Island Pet Adoption. Prizes awarded for winning Classic Cars at 1 p.m. 239-443-8810

Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers
Goes to the Movies
First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-288-2535

Titanic: In Memory & Style
Fish Tale Marina on Fort Myers Beach
Vintage fashion is an engaging window for peeking into the past. This Edwardian era fashion show features 12 gowns, both originals and reproductions as well as desserts and beverages Titanic passengers would have indulged in. They'll also meet the Unsinkable Molly Brown! The $28 ticket price includes the fashion show, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. 7 p.m. 239-463-1079


Sounds From The River
Bon Jovi and Journey Tributes
Centennial Park, Fort Myers
Concerts start at 5 p.m. Food vendors will be on site early! Bring your own chair or blankets and claim your spot early! We will have chair to rent for $5 per chair. $10 Kids 12 and under are free! Gates open at 3 p.m. www.swfmusicfestivals.com

The Marco Island Festival of the Arts                                                                       
Saturday & Sunday
Veteran's Park, off North Collier Blvd.
901 Park Avenue, Marco Island
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Free and open to the public. www.artfestival.com  561-746-6615

Art on the Veranda
Bailey's Plaza, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
Fourteen to 15 artists, all members of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, will be there displaying their art work. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists, see/purchase their art work  and visit historic Bailey's Plaza on Sanibel. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free www.sancapart.com

Sunday - 6


BBQ, Bands & Brew
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers    
Featuring the best in local BBQ, great live music by four bands and fun for the entire family. Presented by Builders Care. $10, kids under 12 free.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. www.artinlee.org 239-938-0056

Inspirations Art Show
Majestic Golf Club,
350 Homestead Rd. S., Lehigh Acres
www.artsoftheinland.com. 239-303-5849
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Motorcycles at Mercato
9115 Strada Place, Naples
Mercato announces its first motorcycle event. The event will offer live music, contests, vendors and a 50/50 raffle benefiting the March of Dimes. Local rock band Backlash takes the stage from 2 to 4 p.m., contest judging occurs from 2 to 3 p.m. and awards will be announced at 3:30 p.m. Pre-registered bikes will receive a complimentary stainless steel travel mug at event check in. Bike registration is free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  www.mercatoshops.com

Island Jazz
Sundays in April
BIG ARTS Boler Garden, Sanibel  
he band, comprised of talented amateur, semi-professional, and professional musicians, plays all styles of music from jazz standards and Dixieland to be-bop, pop, and more. Sundays in April at 3 p.m. www.bigarts.org

Gulf Coast Big Band
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street South, Naples
2 - 4 p.m. 239-877-6090

Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers
Goes to the Movies
Faith United Methodist Church, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 239-288-2535

Naples Music Festival - Bahama Beach Bash
Third Street South, Naples
Featuring Powerhouse & IRE IRE!
www.gardenofhopeandcourage.org  6:30 - 10 p.m. 239-434-6697

Monday - 7


Shell Point Concert Series-Young-Ah Tak
Shell Point Retirement Community
15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers
Praised for her "winning combination of passion, imagination, and integrity" by New York Concert Review and her "thrilling blend of fury and finesse" by San Antonio Express-News, Tak has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions throughout the United States and internationally.
7 p.m. 239-454-2067.


The Magic of Manilow
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
1:15 & 7:30 p.m.239-278-4422

Naples Jazz Orchestra
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street South, Naples
7 - 9 p.m. 239-207-8299

Paul Anka
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Tuesday - 8


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

Photography Scavenger Hunt
BIG ARTS Center, Sanibel
Participants will meet at BIG ARTS Center to receive a map and set of clues before setting off on an afternoon adventure filled with discovery and camaraderie. 3 pm -  Pick up clues and map
5 pm  - Participants return to BIG ARTS for gourmet boxed dinner and 6 pm - Dessert reception and video showcase of the day's photographs, with awards ceremony. $45 per team member (includes the day's activities, dinner and reception) or $8 to attend video showcase & reception only
To purchase tickets, 239-395-0900.


Conversations with History: The Black Queen
Headquarters Library, Naples
Janina Birtolo. The Black Queen, an original one-woman play, tells the intriguing story of the Renaissance woman who never expected to be a queen, yet who went on to be the power behind the throne through the reigns of three of her sons.   2 p.m. 239-593-0334

 

Wednesday - 9


The Music Man Jr.
Through April 11
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
1856 Arts Way, N. Fort Myers
All tickets $7 with reserved seating. 239-997-2131

Thursday - 10


Block Party at Miromar Outlets
Celebrate for a good cause with live entertainment, dancing, (2) drinks and appetizers from Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar and Ford’s Garage.  Ticket cost of $50 per person; $75 per couple benefits the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Dancing Classrooms program for 5th graders. 6 to 8 p.m. www.MiromarOutlets.com    239-948-3766.

Neil Diamond Tribute Concert
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Demonstration by artist Carl Schwartz
Sanibel Community House,
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
Sanibel-Captiva Art League free painting demo by artist Carl Schwartz. 1:30 p.m. www.sancapart.com

Beethoven 9-Naples Philharmonic Masterworks
Through Saturday
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1900

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger
Through Sunday
Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island
239-389-6901

Evenings On 5th
5th Avenue South, Naples
Music, sidewalk sales & real estate open house.
7 - 10 p.m. 239-692-8436


A Motown Snowbird Farewell Tribute Show
Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone  
2400 Kings HWY, Port Charlotte
Featuring Al Holland and Tim Goodman.
Dinner 5 p.m. & show at 7:30 p.m. 941-629-9191

FGCU Nest Fest
Germain Arena,Estero
Featuring Krewella, Logic, and, Radical Something. 8 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com

Friday - 11


The Big Bang
Through May 3
BIG ARTS 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

Wild Child exhibit
Wild Child Art Gallery, Matlacha
Featured artist is Terry Lynn Spry, 2 to 7 p.m.
239-283-6006

Women of Art exhibit
Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way, Naples
Opening reception for new show featuring MaryAnn Flynn Fouse, 6-8 p.m.  239-597-2110

Rolling Stones Tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Naples Concert Band
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street South, Naples
2- 4 p.m. 239-597-3240

The Deb & Ray Duo  
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 - 9 p.m.   239-267-0787

National Slide Guitar Champion Kraig Kenning
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 5-9 p.m. 941-575-3007

Saturday - 12


Earth Day Festival
Riverside Park
Old 41 Rd. & Childers St., Bonita Springs
Formerly held at Koreshan State Historic Site, this 13th annual event begins with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. and winds down with a drum circle from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Throughout the day, kids can join in on an interactive recycled material sculpture, dig for dinosaur bones, take a dinosaur ride, see live animals, and more. Local artists, live music, organic and other food, and kayaking make it a fun day for all ages. 239-777-0186

Bead Show
Cape Coral Art League
516 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 239-772-5657

Art After Dark
Galleries of Crayton Cove, Naples
6 - 9 p.m. 239-403-8393


The Doo Wop Crew
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 5-9 p.m. 941-575-3007

Concert Series: Mike Imbasciani  
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 - 9 p.m.   239-267-0787

28th Annual Punta Gorda Block Party
Downtown Punta Gorda
Headliner: Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. www.puntagordablockparty.info

 
Burgers & Bubbles: Grand Re-Opening Event Promenade at Bonita Bay
26795 South bay Drive, Bonita Springs
Join us as we celebrate the re-opening of Promenade at Bonita Bay with the ultimate burger competition - Burgers and Bubbles! The event also includes: - Food and beverage seminars -Live music and entertainment - Kid’s activities (kids under age of 4 are free!) - Celebrity judges! AND Trophies will be awarded for the best burger and best alternative burger! Children under 4 – free, $20 per ticket- Ages 4-20, $45 per ticket – Age 21 , $70 per VIP ticket (including demonstrations and seminars), $10 per ticket for Seminar and Demonstrations.  2 - 8 p.m.  239-949-1573

The Beatles Tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

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

Green Family Expo
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
A fun and informative green family day celebrating our part in this amazing world and supporting SWFL families in living a more conscious lifestyle that will positively impact our children, our community and our environment. Free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.artinlee.org

Easter Tea
Tony Rotino Center,
5817 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral    
Come join us for a delightful afternoon tea with an Easter/Spring theme. We will enjoy tea, tea sandwiches and delectable sweets. Classical musical entertainment and games will also be provided. Ladies, be sure to wear your favorite Easter bonnet or Spring hat! Pre-registration is requested.
2 – 4 p.m. 239-574-0807

Sounds from the Park - Journey Tribute
Sudgen Park, 4284 Avalon Dr., Naples
Free. 5 – 10 p.m. www.swfmusicfestivals.com

Cape Coral Bike Night
Between Coronado Pkwy. & Vincennes Blvd.
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event! 5 - 10 p.m.  239-573-3123

Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show
Cambier Park
580 8th St. S., Naples
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Final show of season.
239-250-0804

Fabulous Dinner Dance    
Cape Coral Yacht Club - Driftwood Pkwy  
Social 5:30 p.m.- Dinner 6 p.m. Music by: Erich
Reservations: 239-549-5305

India Fest
JetBlue Park, Fort Myers
11 a.m. 8 p.m., $5 admission
239-898-8110

Sunday - 13


Gulf Coast Symphony: Broadway Rocks!
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers
Three of Broadway’s hottest vocalists join us with showstoppers from The Wiz, Rent, Hairspray, and other modern musical favorites! Guest starring Morgan James, Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Rob Evan, and American Idol's LaKisha Jones
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

Jazz on the Green Concert Series
David C. Johnson Trio
Edison State College Collier Campus
7007 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples
Free.  2 – 4 p.m. 239-775-2800

Naples Dixieland Jazz Band Concert
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street South, Naples
2 - 4 p.m. 239-263-1113

Mamajowali - Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe, Walter Strauss live concert
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street S., Naples
Bring you blankets or lawn chairs to hear these three musicians from far flung places collaborate is to take in three souls, listening and greeting one another in a universal language – seamlessly interweaving two continents and three bright musical sensibilities. Free. 7 - 9 p.m. 239-213-3049

Bluegrass in the Theater
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Enjoy three hours of bluegrass on the theater stage from 2 to 5 p.m. The show features a special Southwest Florida performance by North Carolina based Nu-Blu. $7 at the door. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Children ages 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. 239-939-2787

Monday - 14


Naples Jazz Orchestra
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street South, Naples
7 - 9 p.m.239-207-8299

2014 Shell Point Photo Contest and Show
Shell Point Retirement Community
15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers
The Shell Point Photo Contest & Show invites the public to view stunning photographs taken by our very own talented resident photographers. From April 14 through April 18, guests can view the photos from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Resident Activity Center. 239-454-2290

Allan Vache Jazz Quintet
Cultural Center Theater, Port Charlotte
7 p.m. 941-625-4175 X221

Tuesday - 15


Almost Abba
Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone  
2400 Kings HWY, Port Charlotte
Dinner 5 p.m. & show at 7:30 p.m. 941-629-9191

Wednesday - 16


Upcycle! Art Fest
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge,
Sanibel Island
In the spirit of "Ding" Darling, this inaugural event will provide an artistic venue and marketplace to showcase fine art and craft of the highest quality made from recycled and repurposed material.  It will also educate and entertain the public on the importance of recycling and protecting our wildlife. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. www.UpcycleArtFest.org
239-292-0566

All That Jazz
Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra with Conrad Herwig, Trombone. 8:30 p.m. 239-597-1900


The Future of Art:
High School Opening Reception
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers  
Reception: 5 - 7 p.m. & Exhibit: April 16 – April 25
239-939-2787

Italian Composers through the Ages
South Regional Library, Naples
8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples
Performer: Dino Valle, baritone. Come listen to the music from Italian composers; Rossini, Puccini, Dala, Tosti, Denza and others performed by Dino and friends.  6 p.m. 239-252-7542

A Musical Journey
Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave.
Musicians: Jennings and Keller. Hear songs from Jimmy Rogers, Woody Guthrie, the Carter Family and many more, exploring the significance and impact these early songwriting pioneers had on modern music. Listen to some expert Chet Atkins-style guitar picking, explaining the legacy of this innovator of modern guitar. 3:30 p.m.
239- 262-4130

Thursday - 17


The Music Man
Through May 24
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Third Thursdays On Third
3rd Street South, Naples
Live music and entertainment. 6 - 9 p.m.
239-649-6707

Newsboys
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero
7 p.m. 239-334-3309

Comedian Tom Cotter
Through Sunday
Off the Hook Comedy Club
599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island
239-389-6901

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

Broadsides: Poetry Off the Shelf
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers    
A presentation of poems printed with original illustrations and designs which present a unique visual and literary artifact. Suggested $10 donation. 7 - 9 p.m. www.artinlee.org   239-939-2787

Friday - 18


Fort Myers Music Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Starts at 7 p.m.  www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com
239-645-6457

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

Glengarry Glen Ross
Through May 3
Laboratory Theater of Florida,
1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers
239-218-0481

Concert Series: Gotta Luv It Band  
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 - 9 p.m.   239-267-0787

Kim Jenkins - ‘50s & ‘60s Oldies Dance
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom
5819 Driftwood Pkwy. Cape Coral
$12  7-10 p.m. 239-574-0807

Journey/Bon Jovi Tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m.  Show at 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Punta Gorda's own Jim Morris
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 5-9 p.m. 941-575-3007  

Saturday - 19


Lunchbox Theatre Series: Mark Twain Storybook
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers
11 a.m.239-332-4488

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

Abba Tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Gulf Coast Writers Association
Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers
Jim Gustafson and a panel consisting of Carol Drummond, Gary McLouth, Joe Pacheco and Larry Stiles, all local poets, will discuss the four temperaments of poetry: Story, Structure, Music and Imagination, in a presentation that will provide insight to help all writers, no matter their genre, to evaluate their own work and examine the process through which their words are selected to form specific ideas. www.gulfwriters.org  10 a.m. - noon. 239-247-4515

Estero Concert Series at Koreshan
Koreshan State Historic Site
3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
The Art Hall comes alive with professional musicians and special performances. Tickets are $34 each and reservations are required. Seating is limited and reservations are required. 7 p.m.
239-596-8404.

Marty Stokes & The Captiva Band
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 - 9 p.m.   239-267-0787

Salty Paws 5th Annual Easter Bone Hunt
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Center Court. Benefits local animal shelters.  Pre-registration required;
941-575-7599

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

Saturday Art Fair
First Street, Downtown Fort Myers
Final one of season, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
239-337-5050  

Sunday - 20


Naples Dixie Land Jazz Band
Cambier Park
735 8th Street South, Naples
2 - 4 p.m. 239-263-1113

Easter Sunday Mystery Dinner - I SPY a Murder
Seminole Gulf Railway, Fort Myers
5:30 p.m. Make your reservations online at www.semgulf.com or call: 239-275-8487

Easter Sunrise Service
City of Palms Park
(former Red Sox stadium) Fort Myers
Congregations from throughout Southwest Florida will gather at City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers Easter Sunday, to worship and to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. for the Easter Sunrise service, which begins at 6:30 a.m.  There is no admission for the service or for parking.  Free coffee and pastries also will be served both before and after the service.  The inspirational message will be delivered by Pastor Gary Cox of First Christian Church in Fort Myers.   239-332-1152

Nielson & Young Concert
Shell Point Retirement Community
15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers
Duo-pianists Stephen Nielson and Ovid Young are internationally acclaimed concert artists and display a breadth of repertoire and performance venues virtually without comparison. 6:15 p.m.
239-454-2147.

Monday - 21


Charlotte County Big Band
Monday, Apr. 21, 2014
Charlotte County Cultural Center, Port Charlotte
7 p.m. 941-625-4175

Tuesday - 22


Elvis Tribute Artist Dwight Icenhower
Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone  
2400 Kings HWY, Port Charlotte
Dinner 5 p.m. & show at 7:30 p.m. 941-629-9191


The Music of Marvin Hamlisch
Through Saturday
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
239-597-1900

Port Charlotte High School Jazz Band
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 5-7 p.m. 941-575-3007

Wednesday - 23


Fort Myers Beach Film Festival
Through April 27
Fort Myers Beach
The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival returns to Estero Island for its eighth year, attracting independent film fans, filmmakers, and distributors to spend four fabulous days on the Gulf beaches to exchange ideas, make new contacts, and enjoy some compelling and interesting films encompassing a wide range of tastes. www.fmbfilmfest.com 239-314-9234

Naples Players: Moon Over Buffalo
Through May 17
Sugden Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S, Naples
239-263-7990

Thursday - 24


Comedian Claude Stuart
Through Sunday
Off the Hook Comedy Club
599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island
239-389-6901

Neil Diamond Tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

The Charlotte Community Youth Chorus Spring Concert
Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte
Director - Mimi Burns. 7 p.m. 941-625-4175

Friday - 25


A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody
Through May 4
Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral
www.culturalparktheater.com 239-772-5862

Annual Sculpture Show
Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way, Naples
Opening reception for show featuring Fidel Aguiar, Krystyna Sargent, Joe Ricciandi, Richard Rosen and Arman Vernier, 6-8 p.m.  239-597-2110

Heart Song
Through May 11
Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers
www.floridarep.org   239-332-4488

The Eagles Tribute
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs
Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Concert Series: The Riverside Band  
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 - 9 p.m.   239-267-0787

Stone Gypsy
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 5-9 p.m. 941-575-3007

The Roys in Concert
The Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave S., Naples
The Roys are a brother and sister act with a hot full band. They were raised in Canada and moved to Nashville six years ago. Their career and their popularity have taken off like a runaway train. Too many accolades to list. Check them out and get your tickets. www.theroysonline.com One of the hottest groups on the Bluegrass circuit today. 7 - 9 p.m. 239-213 -3049

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

Saturday - 26


Concert Series: Wendy Renee Duo
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
7 - 9 p.m.   239-267-0787

Fort Rock Festival
Concert featuring headliners Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and many more bands. JetBlue Park, Fort Myers
All day. 239-226-4783 www.fortrockfestival.com

Denny Pezzin
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Performs live music from 5-9 p.m. 941-575-3007

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

Downtown Car Cruise-In
Downtown Fort Myers
4th Saturdays every month
Free.  All Ages. All classic cars and show cars welcome! DJ spins classic rock with trivia!
4-8 p.m. www.riverdistrictevents.com

Balloons Over Paradise
Seminole Casino Immokalee
Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch
1195 State Road 29, Immokalee
Seminole Casino Immokalee will bring its third annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival to the Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch, April 26-27, starting at 6 a.m. daily. The two-day event will feature 60 hot air balloons and performances by Sister Hazel, Rachel/Hughes Band and JJ McCoy. Additionally, there will be delicious food, arts & crafts, tethered balloon rides, classic car show, dog agility performances, a polo exhibition and an equestrian drill team performance. Admission is free to the all-ages festival. 6 a.m. - noon. 954-714-5867

AchievAlympics & Chili Blast
Four Freedoms Park,
4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral
Achieva Credit Union is hosting its first annual AchievAlympics & Chili Blast in Cape Coral! This family-friendly day of fun at Four Freedoms Park will include two exciting main events: AchievAlympics: a good old fashioned field day competition. Teams will compete in a variety of games such as relay challenge, potato sack race, three-legged race, kayak relay and more! Chili Blast: a friendly chili cook-off. Teams will showcase their chili to be judged in three major categories: Family Favorite, Spicy and Unique Taste. This event is FREE for spectators and registration is still open! Teams of all ages are welcome to register for one or both events by visiting: www.achievacu.com Event Starts 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. www.achievacu.com

Spring Home and Garden Show
Charlotte Harbor Event Center, Punta Gorda
Saturday & Sunday
See the newest in home improvement products & services. Furnishings, accessories, decorating & remodeling ideas. The latest from floor to roof, patio to pool, deck to dock, inside & out. Free and open to the public. 866-466-6300

 

Sunday - 27


Southwest Big Band Concert
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street South, Naples
2 - 4 p.m. 239-394-0470

USA Dance Ballroom Dance Party
Riverside Community Center
3061 E. Riverside Dr., Fort Myers
Ballroom dancing in spacious room, refreshments provided. No alcohol please.  4 - 7 p.m. www.usadance6049.org. 239-565-7947

2014 Taste of North Fort Myers
Shell Factory,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
We keep all of our community events family friendly in both content and pricing.  Admission is just $3 per person.  11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.tasteofnorthfortmyers.com

31st Annual Taste of Collier
Bayfront Place, Naples
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. www.tasteofcollier.com
239-331-7371

Neal McCoy at KIX County Fest
Charlotte County Fairgrounds,
2333 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte
Besides the music and entertainment, there will be lots of Kids games, pony rides, laser tag, rock climbing, giant slides, bounce house and lots more. Big variety of foods, bbq, hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, seafood, corn on cob, ice cream, fresh lemonade and lots of beverages! Bring lawn chairs, NO coolers No pets. For more information call 941-629-4252.

Wednesday - 30


Boz Scaggs
Barbara B Mann Hall, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

 
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