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Master­works 1: Fan­fare for the New World (Nov. 4, 7:30pm) Con­duc­tor Nir Kabaretti with vi­o­lin­ist Francesca Dego, fea­tur­ing “Fan­fare for the Com­mon Man” by Co­p­land, Vi­o­lin Con­certo No. 1 by Shostakovich and Sym­phony No. 9 “From the New World” by Dvorák. Pre-con­cert lec­ture hosted by Kabaretti. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

FGCU Bower School of Mu­sic Presents:

Bar­rage 8 (Nov. 5, 3pm) Mu­si­cal spec­ta­cle that en­gages your senses, each per­for­mance in­cor­po­rat­ing Bar­rage’s trade­mark style, en­ergy and mu­si­cal­ity into a string octet. U. Tobe Recital Hall, Florida Gulf Coast Uni­ver­sity, 10501 FGCU Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-590-1000, fgcu.edu

South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter

Presents: Am­brosia (Nov. 10, 8pm) Am­brosia with three of the four orig­i­nal mem­bers, joined by Ken Stacey on acous­tic gui­tar and lead vo­cals, Mary Har­ris on keys and vo­cals and Doug Jack­son on elec­tric gui­tar and vo­cals. South­west Florida Event Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-245-9910, swflpac.com The Everly Brothers Ex­pe­ri­ence, Fea­tur­ing Zmed Brothers (Nov. 16, 5pm) Brothers Zachary and Dy­lan Zmed and Burleigh Drum­mond cel­e­brate the piv­otal sounds of Phil and Don Everly. South­west Florida Event Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-245-9910, swflpac.com

South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter

Presents: The Young Dublin­ers (Nov. 17, 5pm) Orig­i­nal rock com­po­si­tions and Ir­ish folk songs with a rock twist. South­west Florida Event Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-245-9910, swflpac.com

Fort My­ers Mu­sic Walk (Nov. 17 and Dec. 15, 6pm) Third Fri­days, more than a dozen venues fea­ture mu­sic by lo­cal and re­gional ta­lent. 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour

(Nov. 17, 8pm) Nine unadul­ter­ated a cap­pella voices that reach into our souls. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

Chain Re­ac­tion Journey Trib­ute Din­ner

Show (Nov. 18, 6pm) Formed in South Florida, five ex­pe­ri­enced mu­si­cians recre­at­ing the sound of the rock band Journey dur­ing its most suc­cess­ful pe­riod when Steve Perry was front man from 1977-1998. South­west Florida Event Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239245-9910, swflpac.com

Decades Rewind: The The­atri­cal Mu­sic

Per­for­mance of Your Life (Nov. 18, 7:30pm) Dance party and the­atri­cal per­for­mance cel­e­brates the hits of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, fea­tur­ing more than 60 songs, 100 cos­tume changes and nos­tal­gic video. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

FGCU Bower School of Mu­sic Presents:

Lo­gan Skel­ton, Pi­anist (Nov. 30, 7:30pm) Lo­gan Skel­ton, Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan’s Arthur F. Thur­nau Pro­fes­sor of Pi­ano and di­rec­tor of doc­toral stud­ies in pi­ano per­for­mance, is a sought-af­ter pi­anist, teacher and com­poser. Fea­tures Liszt Sonata in B mi­nor and the Bar­tok Con­certo for Orches­tra. U. Tobe Recital Hall, Florida Gulf Coast Uni­ver­sity, 10501 FGCU Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-590-1000, fgcu.edu/cas/bsma

Jimmy Buf­fet Trib­ute Din­ner Show,

by Caribbean Chillers (Dec. 9, 6pm) Au­then­tic re-cre­ation of the Jimmy Buf­fett con­cert ex­pe­ri­ence. South­west Florida Event Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-2459910, swflpac.com

Pip­pin: The Mu­si­cal (Nov. 1-18, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Win­ner of four 2013 Tony Awards in­clud­ing Best Mu­si­cal Re­vival, Pip­pin is a mag­i­cal, un­for­get­table tale about a young prince’s journey to be ex­tra­or­di­nary. Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Sylvia, by A.R. Gur­ney (Nov. 1-15, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Florida Rep’s big­gest hit is the per­fect play to cel­e­brate 20 years! The Wall Street

Jour­nal called Florida Rep’s 2011 pro­duc­tion “clever and cute in all the right ways!” Adult ma­te­rial and lan­guage. His­toric Ar­cade Theater, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-332-4488, flori­darep.org

Cu­ri­ous Ge­orge and the Golden

Meat­ball (Nov. 2-17, mati­nees avail­able) Cu­ri­ous Ge­orge could not be more ex­cited to help his friend chef Pis­ghetti. Things are al­ways a bit more in­ter­est­ing with Ge­orge in­volved, and on this day, all roads lead to Rome for the Golden Meat­ball Con­test. Broad­way Palm Chil­dren’s Theatre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

The Ser­vant of Two Masters, by Carlo

Goldoni (Nov. 3-4, 7:30pm; Nov. 4-5, 2pm) What if the only way for one man to sur­vive against a trio of an­gry lovers, a no­to­ri­ous killer, two greedy old men, a lusty bar­maid and a host of bungling street per­form­ers is to be in two places

at once? Trans­lated by Ed­ward J. Dent and di­rected by Ger­ritt Van­derMeer. Florida Gulf Coast Uni­ver­sity, 10501 FGCU Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-590-1000, fgcu.edu/CAS/TheatreLabSite

Seven Gui­tars, by Au­gust Wil­son (Nov. 3-18, Thurs­days-Satur­days, 8pm; Sun­day, Nov. 12, 2pm) Af­ter serv­ing jail time on a trumped-up va­grancy charge, blues mu­si­cian Floyd “School­boy” Barton sets out to win back his girl and re­claim his pawned gui­tar, hop­ing to make a new hit record. Part of Au­gust Wil­son’s Amer­i­can Cen­tury Cy­cle, which charts the African-Amer­i­can ex­pe­ri­ence through the 20th cen­tury. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Im­prov Tonight! (Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, 8pm) First Satur­days lo­cal groups per­form short- and long-form im­prove. 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

Dis­graced, by Ayad Akhtar (Nov. 7-Dec. 10, Tues­day-Sun­day, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Pulitzer Prizewin­ning drama is a story of re­li­gion, race and be­trayal. Con­tem­po­rary at­ti­tudes are put un­der the mi­cro­scope in this play about a suc­cess­ful Mus­limAmer­i­can lawyer who has worked hard to achieve the Amer­i­can Dream. Adult ma­te­rial and lan­guage. ArtS­tage Stu­dio Theater, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239332-4488, flori­darep.org

Off the Hook Com­edy Club Presents:

Josh Blue (Nov. 10, 7 and 9pm; Nov. 11, 7pm) Stand-up co­me­dian, stand-out TV guest star, tal­ented artist and stel­lar U.S. Par­a­lympic soc­cer player. He re­fuses to bow to any of the chal­lenges that come from liv­ing with cere­bral palsy. Off the Hook Com­edy Club, 2500 Van­der­bilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples. 239389-6901, offthe­hook­com­edy.com

The Mouse­trap (Nov. 10-19, Fri­days and Satur­days, 8pm; Sun­days, 3pm) Strangers stranded in a board­ing­house dur­ing a snow­storm—one is a mur­derer.

An­other fa­mous Agatha Christie switch fin­ish! Cul­tural Park Theater, 528 Cul­tural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 239-7725862, cul­tur­al­park­the­ater.com

The Ul­ti­mate King of Pop, Trib­ute to

Michael Jack­son Din­ner Show (Nov. 12, 6pm) Elec­tri­fy­ing per­for­mance of Michael Jack­son’s mu­sic cat­a­log has thrilled crowds for decades. De­scribed as a mag­i­cal, high-en­ergy and must-see per­for­mance. South­west Florida Event Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239245-9910, swflpac.com

Jeanne Robert­son at Bar­bara

B. Mann (Nov. 12, 7:30pm) At 73 years young, Jeanne Robert­son con­tin­ues to charm au­di­ences with her hu­mor­ous ob­ser­va­tions about life around her. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 F SW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

South­west Florida Sto­ry­tellers Project

(Nov. 15, 7pm) With Thanks­giv­ing com­ing up, break bread with us for an­other South­west Florida Sto­ry­tellers Project event to put you in the mood for the big feast. Pas­sion­ate food­ies will share their sto­ries. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239939-2787, artin­lee.org

A Tuna Christ­mas (Nov. 16-Dec. 25, Tues­days-Sun­days and Christ­mas, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) It’s the hol­i­days in Tuna, Texas, thirds­mall­est town in the Lone Star State. Two ac­tors bring 20 zany char­ac­ters to life in this hi­lar­i­ous, heart­warm­ing play. Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

The Last Night of Bal­ly­hoo, by Al­fred

Uhry (Nov. 28-Dec. 17, Tues­daysSun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) It’s win­ter 1939 and Gone with the Wind is pre­mier­ing—and Hitler

is in­vad­ing Poland. But At­lanta’s elite Ger­man-Jewish com­mu­nity is more con­cerned with who’s at­tend­ing the so­cial event of the sea­son. In this Tony Award-Win­ning Best Play from the au­thor of Driv­ing Miss Daisy, a ten­der love story plays out against the back­drop of im­pend­ing war. The His­toric Ar­cade Theater, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-332-4488, flori­darep.org

Ju­nie B. Jones, The Mu­si­cal (Dec. 1-3, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) It’s Ju­nie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed: Her friend, Lu­cille, doesn’t want to be her best pal any­more and, on the bus, Ju­nie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Love Never Dies: The Phan­tom Re­turns

(Dec. 5-10, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) The ul­ti­mate love story, An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s spell­bind­ing se­quel to The Phan­tom of the Opera. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Heathers the Mu­si­cal (High School

Edi­tion) (Dec. 8-10, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Based on the 1989 film, Wester­berg High is ruled by a shoul­der­padded, scrunchie-wear­ing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the most pow­er­ful and ruth­less clique in Ohio. Mis­fit Veron­ica Sawyer re­jects their evil regime for a new boyfriend—dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place, 6 feet un­der. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239939-2787, artin­lee.org

Carol of the King: The Ir­ish Dance

Christ­mas Spec­tac­u­lar (Dec. 12, 8pm) Fea­tur­ing 20 of the world’s most-skilled Ir­ish dancers and mu­si­cians. An orig­i­nal Christ­mas story of love and sal­va­tion that trans­ports the au­di­ence to a mys­ti­cal time and place of he­roes and redemp­tion. Led by Justin Boros, for­mer lead dancer from Michael Flat­ley’s Lord of the Dance. South­west Florida Event Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-245-9910, swflpac.com

Spec­tac­u­lar Christ­mas Re­vue (Dec. 13-17, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Fa­vorite hol­i­day songs, add some pop mu­sic and sprin­kle in a cast of chil­dren, adults and Santa Claus, and you have a recipe for a most spec­tac­u­lar Christ­mas show! Cul­tural Park Theater, 528 Cul­tural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. 239772-5862, cul­tur­al­park­the­ater.com

Michael Car­bonaro Live at Bar­bara B.

Mann (Dec. 14, 7:30pm) Fan­tas­tic show, jam-packed with au­di­ence in­ter­ac­tion, hi­lar­i­ous video clips and a whirl­wind of mind-blow­ing magic per­formed on stage. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

A One-Man Christ­mas Carol, Adapted by

James Rana and Timur Ko­cak (Dec. 1516, 8pm) Ko­cak plays all 24 roles in this dy­namic one-man ver­sion of Charles Dick­ens’ 1843 hol­i­day clas­sic. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Night and Day, by Robert Ca­cioppo (Dec. 19-Feb. 25, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Mu­si­cal trib­ute to Cole Porter by the same cre­ative team be­hind Fas­ci­natin’ Gersh­win and Too

Mar­velous for Words, more than 40 songs from a film, Broad­way and record­ing ca­reer that spanned decades. ArtS­tage Stu­dio Theater, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-332-4488, flori­darep.org

Sis­ter’s Christ­mas Cat­e­chism: The

Mys­tery of the Magi’s Gold (Dec. 19, 7:30pm) Hol­i­day mys­tery extravaganza from the au­thor of Late Nite Cat­e­chism. With gifts ga­lore and bun­dles of laughs,

Sis­ter’s Christ­mas Cat­e­chism will be­come the new­est ad­di­tion to your hol­i­day tra­di­tions. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

The Book of Mor­mon (Dec. 1924, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Fol­lows two young Mor­mon

mis­sion­ar­ies who are sent to Uganda. An old-style mu­si­cal with a mod­ern sen­si­bil­ity; in­cludes ex­plicit lan­guage. Join us in Hayes Hall for this lively mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence! Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pel­i­can Bay Blvd, Naples. 239-597-1900, ar­tis­naples.org

Jim Gaf­fi­gan Noble Ape Tour (Dec. 28, 7:30pm) He’s a Grammy-nom­i­nated co­me­dian, New York Times best-sell­ing au­thor, top tour­ing per­former and mul­ti­plat­inum-sell­ing fa­ther of five. Now Jim Gaf­fi­gan brings his all-new com­edy act to Ger­main Arena with a show that’s sure to have the au­di­ence rolling in the aisles. Ger­main Arena, 11000 Everblades Park­way, Es­tero. 239-948-7825, ger­mainarena.com

Chicago: The Mu­si­cal (Dec. 30-Feb. 10, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Set in 1920s Chicago, the show fol­lows Roxie Hart, an aspir­ing vaudevil­lian who mur­ders her lover and is ar­rested. In jail, Roxie meets her hero, the dou­ble-mur­der­ess and night­club en­ter­tainer Velma Kelly. In­cludes in­cred­i­ble danc­ing and one show-stop­ping song af­ter an­other. Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Off the Wall (Nov. 10 - Jan. 5) Make sup­port­ing lo­cal arts top of the list this year by giv­ing a gift that gives back! This non-tra­di­tional show, spon­sored by Clif and Tina Parker, fea­tures works for $200 or less. Sales are “cash and carry.” Open­ing cel­e­bra­tion Nov. 10, 5-7pm. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

7th An­nual Co­conut Point New Year’s

Week­end Art Fes­ti­val (Dec. 30 and 31, 10am) Take time on New Year’s week­end to pe­ruse the fes­ti­val. Fine art, mu­sic and more will fill the streets for two fun-filled days. Stroll amid sculp­tures, paint­ings, jew­elry, pho­tog­ra­phy, ceram­ics and more. 23106 Fash­ion Drive, Es­tero. 561-746-6615, art­fes­ti­val.com

Fort My­ers Art Walk (Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 6pm; Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, 11am) First Fri­days 6-10pm, first Satur­days 11am-4pm, more than 10 art gal­leries in­vite lo­cals and vis­i­tors to a self-guided walk­ing tour through the Down­town Fort My­ers River Dis­trict and Gard­ner’s Park area. 239-3375050, fort­my­er­sart­walk.com

GreenMar­ket (Satur­days, 9am) Visit the 10-acre cam­pus for lo­cally grown, caught and cul­ti­vated foods and other prod­ucts. En­joy live en­ter­tain­ment by lo­cal mu­si­cians and fun ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, gar­den­ing classes and live cook­ing by lo­cal chefs. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Mys­tery Walk (Nov. 10 and Dec. 8, 6pm) Sec­ond Fri­days, a new theme for each event. Check in at Ibe­ria Bank, 2247 First St., Fort My­ers, at 6pm. Par­tic­i­pants have un­til 10pm to com­plete all clues for cash prizes. 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Bike Night (Nov. 11, 6pm) Come to down­town Fort My­ers on the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery other month to see hun­dreds of mo­tor­cy­cles while lis­ten­ing to live bands from 6-10pm. The free event is spon­sored by Bud­weiser. 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Edi­son Fall Gar­den Fes­ti­val (Nov. 18 and 19, 9am) Through­out the pub­lic gar­dens, the Edi­son & Ford Win­ter Es­tates Gar­den Shoppe will sell trop­i­cal her­itage plants and trees, and will be joined by many ven­dors from across Florida. The event is free to the pub­lic. Edi­son & Ford Win­ter Es­tates, 2350 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-334-7419, edis­on­ford­win­ter­estates.org

Pet Walk (Nov. 24 and Dec. 29, 6pm) Fourth Fri­days at Hendry Street me­dian. Pets leashed and own­ers must pick up “sou­venirs.” Free, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Car Cruise-In (Nov. 25 and Dec. 23, 4pm) From clas­sic to cool, down­town Fort My­ers is lined with show cars on fourth

Satur­days from 4-8pm. Mu­sic, food, drinks and more. Free; many venues fea­ture ad­di­tional spe­cials. 855-7323836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Cape Coral Vet­er­ans Day Pa­rade (Nov. 11, 11am) Join the com­mu­nity as it pays trib­ute to vet­er­ans who have lost their lives and to ac­tive-duty mem­bers who are proudly serv­ing. A co­op­er­a­tive ef­fort of the Parks and Re­cre­ation Depart­ment and lo­cal sup­port­ers, the pa­rade runs east­bound from 8th Court to 15th Av­enue on SE 47th Ter­race. 239-246-1157, capec­o­ral.net

36th An­nual CROW Taste of the Is­lands (Nov. 12, 12pm) Sam­ple a wide va­ri­ety of lo­cal fare from more than 20 par­tic­i­pat­ing is­land restau­rants, en­joy live mu­sic and other en­ter­tain­ment. The event sup­ports the Clinic for the Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of Wildlife, Inc. Sanibel Com­mu­nity House, 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sanibel, 239-472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

The 31st An­nual Amer­i­can Sand Sculpt­ing Cham­pi­onship (Nov. 17-26) One of Fort My­ers Beach’s most pop­u­lar events, of­fer­ing live mu­sic, ama­teur com­pe­ti­tions, demon­stra­tions and lessons. The kids’ zone is where young artists can prac­tice build­ing sand sculp­tures and take part in nu­mer­ous ac­tiv­i­ties. Wyn­d­ham Gar­den Ho­tel, 6890 Es­tero Blvd, Fort My­ers Beach, 239-4547500, fmb­sand­sculpt­ing.com

11th An­nual Fes­ti­val of Trees (Nov. 28-Dec. 3) Beau­ti­ful trees dec­o­rated by busi­nesses, in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions to ben­e­fit Good­will In­dus­tries of South­west Florida, Inc. En­joy pre­view party/wine tast­ing 6-9pm Tues­day, com­pete in the Ugly Sweater Con­test 6:30-8:30pm Wed­nes­day, or Paint With a Pur­pose on Thurs­day 6:30-

8:30pm. River Dis­trict Art Walk/Hol­i­day Stroll is Fri­day night, capped off by a con­cert by the Nowhere Band. Satur­day fea­tures Chil­dren’s Hol­i­day Work­shop at Santa’s Block Party 10am-2pm. Sid­ney and Berne Davis Art Cen­ter, 2301 First Street, Fort My­ers. 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Hol­i­day Stroll and Tree Light­ing (Dec. 1, 6pm) Hol­i­day lights of down­town Fort My­ers and the River Dis­trict come alive! Tree and street light­ings, live mu­si­cal per­for­mances and a horse and car­riage kick off the hol­i­day sea­son. 855-7323836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Gulf Coast Sym­phony Hol­i­day Pops:

The Nutcracker (Dec. 2, 2 and 7pm) The Com­pany of Gulf­shore Bal­let per­forms with full sym­phony orches­tra, con­ducted by An­drew M. Kurtz, and for­mer Mi­ami City Bal­let prin­ci­pal dancers Mary Car­men Ca­toya and Re­nato Pen­teado. Two-act bal­let was com­posed by Tchaikovsky and is based on a story by E.T.A. Hoff­mann. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

29th An­nual Fort My­ers Beach

Christ­mas Boat Pa­rade (Dec. 2, 6pm) More than 30 boats will pa­rade past Boot­leg­gers Wa­ter­front Bar­beque, Par­rot Key Caribbean Grill, Matan­zas on the Bay, Ner­vous Nel­lies, Doc Ford’s and Bonita Bills. Kick back and en­joy the fun! 239454-7500, cham­ber.fort­my­ers­beach.org

Hol­i­day Pops: Jim Martinez’s The Mu­sic

From a Char­lie Brown Christ­mas (Dec. 12, 7:30pm) Fea­tures Stein­way artist Jim Martinez and his jazz quar­tet, along with the Sym­phonic Chorale of South­west Florida un­der the di­rec­tion of Dr. Trent Brown. The Vil­lage Church at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239418-0996, swflso.org Hol­i­day Pops: Jim Martinez’s The Mu­sic from a Char­lie Brown Christ­mas (Dec. 14, 7:30pm). Fea­tures Stein­way artist Jim Martinez and his jazz quar­tet, along with the Sym­phonic Chorale of South­west Florida un­der the di­rec­tion of Dr. Trent Brown. St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 28290 Beau­mont Road,

Bonita Springs. 239-418-0996, swflso.org

Hol­i­day Pops: Jim Martinez’s The Mu­sic from a Char­lie Brown Christ­mas (Dec. 15, 7:30pm) Fea­tures Stein­way artist Jim Martinez and his jazz quar­tet, along with the Sym­phonic Chorale of South­west Florida un­der the di­rec­tion of Dr. Trent Brown. BIG ARTS, Schein Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. 239-418-0996, swflso.org

Hol­i­day Boat-A-Long (Dec. 16, 4pm) A Cape Coral tra­di­tion that cel­e­brates the sea­son in South­west Florida style! See dozens of boats lit up in hol­i­day fash­ion as they make their way across Bi­mini Basin at Four Free­doms Park. Also fea­tures Santa, per­for­mances by lo­cal stu­dents, food, drinks and crafts for kids. Af­ter­ward, there’ll be a free show­ing of

How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas. Four Free­doms Park, 4818 Tar­pon Court, Cape Coral. 239-573-3128, capeparks.com

Hol­i­day Pops: Jim Martinez’s The Mu­sic from a Char­lie Brown Christ­mas (Dec. 16, 7:30pm) Fea­tures Stein­way artist Jim Martinez and his jazz quar­tet, along with the Sym­phonic Chorale of South­west Florida un­der the di­rec­tion of Dr. Trent Brown. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Deck the Halls (Dec. 17, 7pm) The evening starts with strolling car­ol­ers in the lobby, then the per­for­mance in­cludes hol­i­day fa­vorites, Ir­ish danc­ing, light­ing of the Meno­rah—and a visit from Santa! Fea­tur­ing Kel­lyn Ir­ish Dancers, Fort My­ers Sym­phonic Mastersingers con­ducted by Jef­frey Faux, and Gulf Coast Sym­phony con­ducted by An­drew M. Kurtz. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Ethan Bort­nick Hol­i­day Con­cert at Bar­bara B. Mann (Dec. 20, 7pm) Ethan Bort­nick, 16, has per­formed around the world for many years and raised more

than $50 mil­lion for char­ity. Cel­e­brate the hol­i­days and sup­port pub­lic me­dia in South­west Florida. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Cirque Dreams Hol­i­daze at Bar­bara B. Mann (Dec. 22, 8pm; Dec. 23, 2 and 8pm) Cirque Dreams lights up the 2017 sea­son with its 10th An­niver­sary Na­tional Tour cre­ated by Cirque Dreams founder and Broad­way di­rec­tor Neil Gold­berg. This crit­i­cally-ac­claimed hol­i­day stage extravaganza is a cirque spec­ta­cle, Broad­way mu­si­cal and fam­ily show all in one! Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Moscow Bal­let’s Great Rus­sian Nutcracker (Dec. 28, 3 and 7pm) Di­rect from Rus­sia! En­chant the whole fam­ily with mag­i­cal props, a 60-foot grow­ing Christ­mas tree and spec­tac­u­lar cos­tumes and sets. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers, 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

New Year’s Eve at Times Square (Dec. 31, 12pm) Join the fun as Fort My­ers Beach cel­e­brates its birthday! Fes­tiv­i­ties kick off at noon, with live mu­sic all day and free cup­cakes un­til 3:30pm. Stick around for the ball drop at mid­night, fol­lowed by fire­works off the pier. Ring in 2018 in style! Fort My­ers Beach, 239454-7500, fort­my­ers­beach.org

New Year’s Eve Down­town Count­down (Dec. 31, 8pm) Take the fam­ily to the Ju­nior Ball Drop at 9pm at First and Hendry streets; great give­aways for kids. Live bands through­out the night in­clude Elec­tric Mudd, Ever Rock, Raz­ing Cape and the fea­tured U2 Trib­ute Band. Ven­dors, food and fam­ily fun con­tinue all evening, end­ing with fire­works over the river and the Ball Drop at mid­night! 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

TOTI Me­dia, Inc. does its best to en­sure that in­for­ma­tion in this cal­en­dar is up to date. How­ever, we still en­cour­age our read­ers to call ahead for de­tailed in­for­ma­tion be­fore at­tend­ing these lo­cal events.

The en­tire fam­ily will be enchanted by Moscow Bal­let’s Great Rus­sian Nutcracker at Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall in Fort My­ers. Per­for­mances are Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. F or more info, visit bb­man­npah.com or nutcracker.com.

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