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Im­prov Cafe (Sept. 2 and Oct. 7, 4pm) First Satur­days youth groups per­form short-form and long-form im­pro­vi­sa­tion, which in­cludes au­di­ence sug­ges­tions. Moe Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

Sani­bel Shell Crafters (Mon­days, 10am-3pm) Mon­days to watch this day of craft­ing or at­tend a class. Free lessons, you pay for sup­plies. Lim­ited space, chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied. Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel. 239-472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

Open Mic Night at The French Press

(Wed­nes­days, 6:30pm) Grab your in­stru­ment, warm up your voice, Wed­nes­days from 6:30- 9:30pm, Open Mic Night. The French Press, 5789 Cape Har­bour Drive, No. 101, Cape Co­ral. 239542-0212, the­french­pressfl.com

SoCo Sec­ond Saturday (Sept. 9 and Oct. 14, 6pm) SoCo―South of Colo­nial [Boule­vard]― is a fam­ily event with art gallery re­cep­tions, ven­dors, live mu­sic, artist demon­stra­tions and talks, mu­si­cal and the­ater per­for­mances, art ex­hibit re­cep­tions and wine tast­ings. Self-guided walk­ing tour, park­ing at Al­liance for the Arts cam­pus and Royal Palm Square in Fort My­ers. Af­ter-party at the Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, start­ing at 10pm. 1400 Colo­nial Blvd., Suite 84, Fort My­ers. 239-5908645, so­coswfl.com Mus­cle Car City’s Monthly Car and Bike Show (Sept. 16 and Oct. 21, 9am) Third Satur­days, 9am-1pm. Tom’s Trav­el­ing Tunes, trivia, tro­phies and door prizes. Free to reg­is­trants and spec­ta­tors. Break­fast and lunch 8am-4pm. Mus­cle Car City, 3811 Tami­ami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-5959, mus­cle­carcity.net

Cape Bike Night (Oct. 14, 5pm) Mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts gather for food, live mu­sic and Slow Bike Race. New prod­ucts and gear. 846 SE 47th Ter­race, Cape Co­ral. 239-573-3128, ccbikenight.com Liver­pool Live, at Cul­tural Park The­ater (Sept. 1-3, evening and mati­nees) Bea­tles tribute show, Or­lando-based en­ter­tain­ers have sold out the­aters and cor­po­rate shows. Cul­tural Park The­ater, 528 Cul­tural Park Blvd., Cape Co­ral. 239772-5862, cul­tur­al­park­the­ater.com

Big Or­ange Mu­sic Fes­ti­val (Sept. 8-9, 4pm) Two stages, six bands head­lin­ing JJ Grey and Mofro. Los Lo­bos, Devon All­man Band, Eric Lin­dell, Evan Tay­lor Jones and Johnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes also per­form. Char­lotte Event and Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 75 Tay­lor St., Punta Gorda. 941-347-7061, big­o­r­ange­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com

Fort My­ers Mu­sic Walk (Sept. 15 and Oct. 20, 6pm) Third Fri­days, more than a dozen par­tic­i­pat­ing venues fea­ture mu­sic by lo­cal and re­gional tal­ent. 855732-3836, fort­my­ersmu­sicwalk.com

Blue­grass Mu­sic at Lee County Al­liance

for the Arts (Sept. 24 and Oct. 29, 2pm) Amer­i­can coun­try mu­sic; Ir­ish, Scot­tish and English bal­lads and tra­di­tional dance mu­sic. Pre­sented in part­ner­ship with the Acous­tic Mu­sic So­ci­ety of SWFL. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-9392787, artin­lee.org

An Evening with Village Peo­ple (Oct. 21, 8pm) Semi­nole Casino Ho­tel Immokalee presents one of disco’s most rec­og­niz­able and en­er­getic hit-mak­ers. Known as the “Kings of Disco,” Village Peo­ple have sold more than 100 mil­lion records world­wide since the 1970s. Semi­nole Casino Ho­tel Immokalee, 506 1st St., Immokalee. 239658-1313, semi­noleimmokaleecasino.com

Off the Hook Com­edy Club Presents:

Bobby Lee (Sept. 1, 7:30pm; Sept. 2-3, 7pm and 9pm) Bobby Lee is an ac­tor, co­me­dian, ping-pong afi­cionado and glue-thumb artist. He is Toki Fong, Con­nie Chung, Kim Jong and some­times just a strange lit­tle man who likes to dance around in panties drink­ing milk­shakes. Off the Hook Com­edy Club, 2500 Van­der­bilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples. 239-389-6901, offthe­hook­com­edy.com

Im­prov Tonight! (Sept. 2 and Oct. 7, 8pm) First Satur­days lo­cal groups per­form short-form and long-form im­pro­vi­sa­tion, which in­cludes au­di­ence sug­ges­tions. Wine, beer, so­das and light snacks. Moe Au­di­to­rium Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

Films for Film Lovers (Mon­days, 7pm) Monday nights the best of for­eign and in­de­pen­dent films. A lively film dis­cus­sion led by the Film So­ci­ety chair­man and a Film So­ci­ety mem­ber. Wine, beer and non-al­co­holic bev­er­ages, snacks and pop­corn. Moe Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. art­cen­ter­bonita.org

Off the Hook Com­edy Club Presents:

Ral­phie May (Sept. 7, 7:30pm; Sept. 8-9, 7pm and 10pm) Ral­phie May has ap­peared at the big­gest venues, trav­eled the world for the USO and reached

the level of pop­u­lar­ity few standup co­me­di­ans at­tain. He’s able to bal­ance boy­ish charm, with­er­ing in­tro­spec­tion and com­pas­sion for his fel­low hu­man be­ings with some of the dirt­i­est, most hon­est ob­ser­va­tions you’ve heard. Off the Hook Com­edy Club, 2500 Van­der­bilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples. 239-3896901, offthe­hook­com­edy.com

Off the Hook Com­edy Club Presents: Mar­lon

Wayans (Sept. 14, 7pm; Sept. 15, 7pm and 9pm; Sept. 16, 6pm and 8pm) Mar­lon Wayans is an ac­tor, pro­ducer, co­me­dian, writer and film direc­tor. As busy as he is, how­ever, he con­tin­ues to travel with his standup com­edy show, sell­ing out na­tion­wide. Off the Hook Com­edy Club, 2500 Van­der­bilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples. 239-389-6901, offthe­hook­com­edy.com

Off the Hook Com­edy Club Presents:

Men Show Live (Sept. 24, 8pm) Ve­gasstyle show that in­cor­po­rates amaz­ing lights and high-def pro­duced videos that evoke crowd par­tic­i­pa­tion on a to­tally dif­fer­ent level. Off the Hook Com­edy Club, 2500 Van­der­bilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples. 239-389-6901, offthe­hook­com­edy.com

Off the Hook Com­edy Club Presents:

Piff the Magic Dragon (Oct. 6-8, 7pm and 9pm) Piff the Magic Dragon is the stand­out star of Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Amer­ica’s

Got Tal­ent Sea­son 10, and he’s per­formed at Ra­dio City Mu­sic Hall, Lon­don’s O2, and the Syd­ney Opera House. Off the Hook Com­edy Club, 2500 Van­der­bilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples. 239-389-6901, offthe­hook­com­edy.com

Off the Hook Com­edy Club Presents:

James Davis (Oct. 12, 7pm; Oct. 13-14, 7pm and 9pm) James Davis ex­plores con­tem­po­rary ur­ban top­ics and shares his per­spec­tive on the world he grew up in through a hy­brid style of com­edy that bridges the gap be­tween ur­ban and main­stream com­edy. Off the Hook Com­edy Club, 2500 Van­der­bilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples. 239-389-6901, offthe­hook­com­edy.com

South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter

Presents: Don McLean (Oct. 14, 8pm) Amer­i­can folk and rock singer, song­writer

and gui­tarist be­came a house­hold name with the hit single “Amer­i­can Pie,” deemed one of the most pop­u­lar and im­por­tant songs in U.S. folk his­tory. South­west Florida Event Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-245-9910, swflpac.com

Off the Hook Com­edy Club Presents:

J Chris New­berg (Oct. 26, 7:30pm) J Chris New­berg is funny—just ask him. He is, in fact, the fun­ni­est per­son that you’ve never heard of. Off the Hook Com­edy Club, 2500 Van­der­bilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples. 239-389-6901, offthe­hook­com­edy.com

Mir­ror, Mir­ror … (Sept. 1-28) Our iden­ti­ties are shaped by the so­ci­ety and cul­ture of our times and how we see our­selves can some­times dif­fer from re­al­ity. Artists are en­cour­aged to sub­mit work that re­flects themes rang­ing from tra­di­tional por­trai­ture to is­sues of van­ity, nar­cis­sism and hu­man­ity. Open­ing re­cep­tion: Sept.

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