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Where to Go & What to Do

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Sani­bel Shell Crafters (Mon­days, 10am) Come Mon­days all year from 10am-3pm to watch this day of craft­ing, or at­tend a class. Les­sons are free, but you pay for sup­plies. Space is lim­ited even in the off sea­son. Adults are en­cour­aged, chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult if they will be craft­ing. Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel. 239472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

Paint Es­cape (Open paint­ing: Tues­days-Satur­days, 10am-6pm; ladies’ night: Fri­day, 6-9pm) Ce­ramic paint­ing for chil­dren and adults, the chance to cre­ate a dec­o­ra­tive item for the home or as a gift. Fri­day night of­fers ladies a re­lax­ing at­mos­phere with mu­sic, wine and cheese to en­hance the artis­tic ex­pe­ri­ence. 808 SE 47th St., Cape Co­ral. 239-945-2006, paintescape­on­line.net

SoCo Sec­ond Satur­day (Jan. 13, Feb. 10, 6pm) The new SoCo—south of Colo­nial Boule­vard—is an area de­fined by ge­o­graph­i­cal lines and venues rep­re­sent­ing South­west Florida arts. SoCo Sec­ond Satur­day is a fam­ily event with gallery re­cep­tions, ven­dors, live mu­sic and more. SoCo District’s cul­tural venues wel­come guests with events such as artist demon­stra­tions and talks, mu­si­cal and the­ater per­for­mances, ex­hibit re­cep­tions and wine tast­ings. Prox­im­ity of venues al­lows for a self­guided walk­ing tour; park­ing space is avail­able at the Al­liance for the Arts and Royal Palm Square. Don’t miss the af­ter party at the Broad­way Palm Din­ner The­ater, start­ing at 10pm. 1400 Colo­nial Blvd., Suite 84, Fort My­ers. 239-590-8645, so­coswfl.com

Get Fired Up! (Jan. 16 and Feb. 13, 5:30pm) Sip a glass of your fa­vorite bev­er­age and spend an evening cre­at­ing a work of art. Bring friends or come alone and meet cre­ative folks while you make your own fused glass projects dur­ing one of our fused glass art ex­pe­ri­ences! Ad­vanced reser­va­tions are re­quired. Cen­ter for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 239495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

Cape Bike Night (Feb. 10, 5pm) Cape Co­ral Parks and Re­cre­ation is proud to present Cape Bike Night! Come join the fun as mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts gather for great food and the best in live mu­sic. Don’t miss your chance to com­pete with your new friends in the Slow Bike Race. It’s all about bal­ance, folks! This is a great op­por­tu­nity to see the new prod­ucts and biker gear and en­joy a rock-n-roll/coun­try night out on the town, biker style! 846 SE 47th Ter­race, Cape Co­ral. 239-573-3128, ccbikenight.com

An­nual Sani­bel-Cap­tiva Ro­tary Club Arts & Crafts Show (Feb. 17-18, 10am) This two-day event is more than just an art fair—it’s a cel­e­bra­tion of com­mu­nity spirit! Not only will there be stun­ning arts and crafts from more than 100 ju­ried artists and crafts­men, but you’ll find tasty food and in­trigu­ing dis­plays from the com­mu­nity and from the many char­ity projects sup­ported by the Ro­tary Club. Pro­ceeds from the fair are used to meet com­mu­nity needs, fund lo­cal schol­ar­ships and for hu­man ser­vice needs world­wide. Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel. 239-472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

Fort My­ers Mu­sic Walk (Jan. 19 and Feb. 16, 6pm) Third Fri­days, more than a dozen par­tic­i­pat­ing venues fea­ture mu­sic by lo­cal and re­gional tal­ent. 855-7323836, fort­my­ersmu­sicwalk.com

Blue­grass in the The­atre (Jan. 21, 2pm) A sen­sa­tional fusion of Amer­i­can coun­try mu­sic; Ir­ish, Scot­tish and English bal­lads and tra­di­tional dance mu­sic—with a heap­ing help­ing of jazz in­flu­ence—makes our blue­grass con­certs a toe-tap­ping, knee-slap­ping good time. Join fel­low acous­tic mu­sic lovers in the the­ater for three hours of great live mu­sic by bands from South­west Florida and be­yond! 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

Barbara B. Mann Presents: Diana Krall Turn Up the Quiet World Tour (Jan. 31, 7:30pm) Award-win­ning jazz pi­anist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall re­turns to North Amer­ica for the third U.S. leg of her Turn Up the Quiet

World Tour. Fea­tur­ing ma­te­rial from her new al­bum, “Turn Up the Quiet,” as well as a mix of fan fa­vorites, these per­for­mances are bring­ing au­di­ences to their feet world­wide. Don’t miss this one-night per­for­mance! Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Barbara B. Mann Presents: Jay & the Amer­i­cans with The Brook­lyn Bridge and The Clas­sics IV (Feb. 1, 7:30pm) The stars of the ’60s re­turn, back by pop­u­lar de­mand. Step back in time with hits like This Magic Mo­ment, Only in Amer­ica, Cara Mia and Some En­chanted Evening, ac­com­pa­nied by a live rhythm sec­tion and brass sec­tion. Join­ing our head­lin­ers will be The Brook­lyn Bridge ( The Worst That Could Hap­pen, Wel­come Me Love, Blessed Is the Rain) and The Clas­sics IV ( Traces, Spooky, Stormy). Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Barbara B. Mann Presents: Rain—A Trib­ute to The Bea­tles (Feb. 7, 7:30pm) Cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of the release of “Sgt. Pep­per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”! This per­for­mance takes you back in time with the four­some de­liv­er­ing a note-for-note the­atri­cal event. Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com,

Ar­tis-Naples Presents: Gypsy: The Mu­sic of Ste­vie Nicks and Fleet­wood Mac (Feb. 21, 6 and 8:30pm) Naples-na­tive Casey We­ston was a fi­nal­ist on NBC’s The Voice. Now, this 24-year-old ris­ing star per­forms Ste­vie Nicks’ and Fleet­wood Mac’s most mem­o­rable songs, from Gypsy and Land­slide to Gold Dust Woman and Tell Me Lies. Daniels Pav­il­ion, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-597-1900, ar­tis­naples.org

Night and Day, by Robert Ca­cioppo (Jan. 2-Feb. 25, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able)

Night and Day: Love Lost and Found Through the Eyes of Cole Porter is a thrilling and glam­orous new re­vue, fea­tur­ing more than 40 from a film, Broad­way, and record­ing career that spanned decades. Porter penned some of the most-sung songs of the 20th cen­tury, and you’ll fall in love with them all over again when you jour­ney back in time with It’s De-Lovely, I Get a Kick Out of You, Let’s Fall in Love, In the Still of the Night and more! Art-Stage Stu­dio The­ater, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239332-4488, flori­darep.org

Chicago: The Mu­si­cal (Jan. 3-Feb. 10, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) The long­est-run­ning Amer­i­can mu­si­cal in Broad­way his­tory comes to Broad­way Palm! Set in 1920s Chicago and based on true mur­ders and tri­als, it 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. This tale of fame and for­tune in­cludes in­cred­i­ble danc­ing and one show-stop­ping song af­ter an­other. Broad­way Palm Din­ner The­atre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-2784422, broad­way­palm.com

How the Other Half Loves, by Alan Ay­ck­bourn (Jan. 9-31, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) One se­cret af­fair, two dis­as­trous din­ner par­ties, and three cou­ples head­ing for trou­ble cause mat­ri­mo­nial may­hem in this ex­pertly writ­ten farce. Two cou­ples en­tan­gle them­selves in a mixed-up love tri­an­gle and an­other gets caught in the mid­dle as fi­delity is put to the test. So­cial graces go out the win­dow as love, lust—and even ta­ble man­ners—take cen­ter stage. Historic Ar­cade The­ater, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-332-4488, flori­darep.org

Barbara B. Mann Presents: Find­ing Nev­er­land (Jan. 9-14, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) The in­cred­i­ble

story behind one of the world’s most beloved char­ac­ters—Peter Pan. Play­wright J.M. Bar­rie strug­gles to find in­spi­ra­tion un­til he meets four young brothers and their beau­ti­ful wid­owed mother. Spell­bound by the boys’ en­chant­ing make-be­lieve ad­ven­tures, he sets out to write a play that will as­tound London the­ater­go­ers. Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Casablanca, Film With Or­ches­tra, at Ar­tis-Naples (Jan. 9-13, 8pm; Jan. 13, 2pm) See this Os­car-win­ning film on the big screen with Max Steiner’s fa­mous score per­formed live by the Naples Phil­har­monic. Part of the Ar­tis-Naples Pops Se­ries. Hayes Hall, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-5971900, ar­tis­naples.org

Cul­tural Park The­ater Presents: The Pa­jama Game (Jan. 12-21, Fri­days and Satur­days, 8pm; Sun­days, 3pm) Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pa­jama Factory are any­thing but peace­ful as sparks fly be­tween the new su­per­in­ten­dent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Wil­liams, leader of the union griev­ance com­mit­tee. Their stormy re­la­tion­ship comes to a head when the work­ers strike. Brims with songs and dances that have be­come mu­si­cal the­ater stan­dards, in­clud­ing Steam Heat and Her­nando’s Hide­away. Cul­tural Park The­ater, 528 Cul­tural Park Blvd., Cape Co­ral. 239-7725862, cul­tur­al­park­the­ater.com

The Kevin Hart Ir­re­spon­si­ble Tour (Jan. 13, 7pm) Ac­tor, co­me­dian and best­selling au­thor Kevin Hart is trav­el­ing the coun­try, thrilling long­time fans and gain­ing new ones. His personalized brand of hu­mor, which re­veals his own in­se­cu­ri­ties and life ex­pe­ri­ences, res­onates with fans ev­ery­where and keeps his shows packed! Ger­main Arena, 11000 Everblades Park­way, Es­tero. 239948-7825, ger­mainarena.com

Films for Film Lovers: The Teacher (2016) Czech (Feb. 5, 7pm) Join us Mon­day nights in our cozy space, com­fort­ably fur­nished with chairs and ta­bles to en­joy the best of for­eign and in­de­pen­dent films. Make your opin­ions

known at our lively film dis­cus­sion af­ter the film, led by the Film So­ci­ety chair­man and a Film So­ci­ety mem­ber. Wine, beer and non-al­co­holic bev­er­age, snacks and pop­corn are avail­able. Moe Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road South­east, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

Ar­tis-Naples Presents: Jes­sica Lang Dance, with the Naples Phil­har­monic (Feb. 5, 8pm) Mak­ing their Hayes Hall de­but, Jes­sica Lang Dance’s sleek, mod­ern chore­og­ra­phy joins the Naples Phil­har­monic with mu­sic from Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. “Jes­sica Lang has a knack for con­ceiv­ing a com­plete uni­verse in each dance—dis­tinc­tive in its look and mood, sound and at­mos­phere,” ac­cord­ing to The Los An­ge­les Times. Hayes Hall, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-597-1900, ar­tis­naples.org

Barbara B. Mann Presents: Gar­ri­son Keil­lor: Just Pass­ing Through (Feb. 6, 7pm) Gar­ri­son Keil­lor cap­ti­vates with his sig­na­ture blend of hu­mor, charisma and wis­dom as he shares his jour­ney to be­com­ing one of Amer­ica’s great­est sto­ry­tellers. Gar­ri­son re­galed au­di­ences for more than 40 years as the host of A Prairie Home Com­pan­ion, and he con­tin­ues to bring sto­ries to life on pub­lic ra­dio’s The Writ­ers Al­manac. Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Cul­tural Park The­ater Presents: The 39 Steps (Feb. 9-18, Fri­days and Satur­days, 8pm; Sun­days, 3pm) Mix a Hitch­cock mas­ter­piece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have this in­trigu­ing, thrilling, ri­otous and un­miss­able com­edy. A cast of four ac­tors plays more than 150 char­ac­ters in this fast-paced tale of an or­di­nary man on an ex­traor­di­nar­ily en­ter­tain­ing ad­ven­ture. Cul­tural Park The­ater, 528 Cul­tural Park Blvd., Cape Co­ral. 239-7725862, cul­tur­al­park­the­ater.com

Films for Film Lovers: The Hunt (2012) Den­mark (Feb. 12, 7pm) Join us Mon­day nights in our cozy space, com­fort­ably fur­nished with chairs and ta­bles to en­joy the best of for­eign and in­de­pen­dent films. Make your opin­ions known at our lively film dis­cus­sion af­ter the film, led by the Film So­ci­ety chair­man and a Film So­ci­ety mem­ber. Wine, beer and non­al­co­holic bev­er­age, snacks and pop­corn are avail­able. Moe Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road South­east, Bonita Springs. 239495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

The Mir­a­cle Worker, by Wil­liam Gib­son (Feb. 13-March 7, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) This time­less Amer­i­can clas­sic tells the in­spir­ing true story of how a de­ter­mined teacher was able to save young He­len Keller from her iso­lated si­lence. Made fa­mous by the film star­ring Anne Ban­croft and Patty Duke, The Mir­a­cle Worker is a mov­ing, in­spi­ra­tional and elec­tri­fy­ing story of per­se­ver­ance, friend­ship and hope. Historic Ar­cade The­ater, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-3324488, flori­darep.org

Travis Wall’s SHAP­ING SOUND, Af­ter the Cur­tain (Feb. 14, 7:30pm) Through his Emmy Award-win­ning work on So You Think You Can Dance, Travis Wall has es­tab­lished him­self as one of Amer­ica’s fa­vorite chore­og­ra­phers. Now, Travis and SHAP­ING SOUND are back with a brand-new show. These vis­ual mu­si­cians con­tinue to daz­zle au­di­ences as they tell the story of a man fight­ing to find his cre­ative voice af­ter the death of his one true love. Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Mamma Mia! (Feb. 15-April 7, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) The com­i­cal story of So­phie, a bride-to-be, and her search for her birth fa­ther on a beau­ti­ful Greek is­land. This en­chant­ing and un­for­get­table tale of love, laugh­ter, fam­ily and friend­ship is set to ABBA clas­sics, in­clud­ing Danc­ing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, SOS and the ti­tle song. Broad­way Palm Din­ner The­atre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Danc­ing With the Stars: Live!—Light Up the Night (Feb. 16, 8pm) TV’s hottest show is go­ing back on tour across Amer­ica this win­ter. Fans of the show can see the best ball­room dancers in the busi­ness per­form live in their home­towns. This all-new pro­duc­tion show­cases ball­room and con­tem­po­rary dances. Hayes Hall, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-597-1900, ar­tis­naples.org

Films for Film Lovers: Chef’s Spe­cial (Feb. 19, 7pm) Join us Mon­day nights in our cozy space, com­fort­ably fur­nished with chairs and ta­bles to en­joy the best of for­eign and in­de­pen­dent films. Make your opin­ions known at our lively film dis­cus­sion af­ter the film, led by the Film So­ci­ety chair­man and a Film So­ci­ety mem­ber. Wine, beer and non-al­co­holic bev­er­age, snacks and pop­corn are avail­able. Moe Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road South­east, Bonita Springs. 239495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

Barbara B. Mann Presents: Rhythm of the Dance (Feb. 19, 7:30pm) This twohour dance and mu­sic ex­trav­a­ganza is an in­spir­ing epic, re­liv­ing the jour­ney of the Ir­ish Celts through­out his­tory. Us­ing mod­ern art forms of dance and mu­sic, this richly cos­tumed show mar­ries the con­tem­po­rary and the an­cient. Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Ar­tis-Naples Presents: Steve Solomon (Feb. 22 and 23, 6pm; Feb. 23, 8:30pm) Steve Solomon is like your fa­vorite un­cle. His im­pres­sions of rel­a­tives and zany sto­ries al­ways leave those at the hol­i­day din­ner ta­ble roar­ing with laugh­ter. My Mother’s Ital­ian, My Fa­ther’s Jewish & I’m in Ther­apy is a won­der­ful com­pi­la­tion of the some of the very best bits from Steve’s hit shows with lots of new hi­lar­i­ous ma­te­rial and char­ac­ters built in. Daniels Pav­il­ion, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-5971900, ar­tis­naples.org

Gulf Coast Sym­phony Presents: Ok­la­homa! (Feb. 24 and 25, 7pm)

The 75th an­niver­sary of Rodgers & Ham­mer­stein’s first col­lab­o­ra­tion! Curly, a cow­boy, and Lau­rey, a farm girl, play out their love story. Gulf Coast Sym­phony and Broad­way Palm Din­ner The­ater again present a great Amer­i­can mu­si­cal. Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Ar­tis-Naples Presents: Howie Man­del (Feb. 25, 7pm) Be­fore star­ring on Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent and Deal or No Deal, Howie Man­del got his start as a renowned stand-up co­me­dian. With his wild en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm, Man­del re­turns to his stand-up roots while mak­ing his Hayes Hall de­but. Hayes Hall, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-597-1900, ar­tis­naples.org

Animal Life (Jan. 12 - Feb. 3) Join artists Jeff and Dale Oca­sio, Lily Hatch­ett, Felipe Mal­don­ado and Terry Lynn Spry as they take you on a gallery ad­ven­ture. An­i­mals are wan­der­ing the walls of the Al­liance! Work­ing in dif­fer­ent medi­ums, these artists trans­form pa­per, can­vas, clay and mask­ing tape into a ram­pag­ing herd of artis­tic won­der. Open­ing re­cep­tion is Jan. 12 from 5-7pm. Mem­ber Gallery, Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Art Af­ter Hours at Ar­tis-Naples (Jan. 31 and Feb. 28, 6pm) En­joy free ad­mis­sion to The Baker Mu­seum the last Wed­nes­day of each month from 6-9pm. A lo­cal band of­fers mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment and au­di­ences of all ages are wel­come to view the gal­leries. The Baker Mu­seum, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-597-1900, ar­tis­naples.org

12th An­nual Co­conut Point Art Fes­ti­val (Feb. 17 and 18, 10am) Fine art, mu­sic and more will fill the streets of Co­conut Point for two fun-filled days dur­ing this art fest that has earned the ti­tle of “The Big One!” This art show fea­tures life-size sculp­tures, spec­tac­u­lar paint­ings, one-of-a-kind jew­els, pho­tog­ra­phy, ce­ram­ics and much more. Co­conut Point, 23106 Fash­ion Drive, Es­tero. 561-746-6615, art­fes­ti­val.com

Fort My­ers Art Walk (Jan. 5 and Feb. 2, 6pm; Jan. 6 and Feb. 3, 11am) First Fri­day from 6-10pm first Satur­days from 11am-4pm, more than 10 art gal­leries in­vite lo­cals and vis­i­tors to a self­guided walk­ing tour through­out the Down­town Fort My­ers River District core and the Gard­ner’s Park area, Fort My­ers. 239-337-5050, fort­my­er­sart­walk.com

Green-Mar­ket (Satur­days, 9am) Join us on our 10-acre cam­pus 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. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-9392787, artin­lee.org

Na­maste Mu­sic & Arts Fes­ti­val (Jan. 19 and Feb. 23, 8pm) Mu­sic and arts event hosted by Na­maste Mu­sic, Arts, Well­ness, & Ed­u­ca­tion, Inc. at the river­front basin on Hendry Street. 1-855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Pet Walk (Jan. 26 and Feb. 23, 6pm) Fourth Fri­days at Hendry Street me­dian. Pets leashed and own­ers to pick up “sou­venirs.” Free, no regis­tra­tion is re­quired. 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Salute to Vi­enna New Year’s Con­cert (Jan. 2, 8pm) This hol­i­day sea­son, the spir­ited ro­mance of op­eretta, the glam­our of ball­room dance, and the del­i­cate beauty of bal­let will waltz you into a tri­umphant New Year. In­spired by Vi­enna’s beloved New Year’s Con­cert, this charm­ing cel­e­bra­tion blends ac­claimed Euro­pean singers and dancers with ex­cep­tional lo­cal sym­phonies for a rich cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence. A Fort My­ers tra­di­tion for 21 years! Barbara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Cen­ters for the Arts Bonita Springs Presents: Bonita Springs In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (Jan. 25-28) BIFF will screen com­pelling films from around the world. All gen­res are wel­come— doc­u­men­tary, an­i­ma­tion, nar­ra­tive, ex­per­i­men­tal and short. Four days of of­fi­cial BIFF events, with many other an­cil­lary events tak­ing place over the week­end—par­ties, lec­tures, work­shops, awards, food, drink and mu­sic and the films! A host of guests and film­mak­ers will pro­mote their films and cel­e­brate the ac­com­plish­ments of their peers. Cen­ter for the Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

Valen­tine Taste of Opera (Feb. 13, 5:30pm) En­joy an el­e­gant din­ner with light en­ter­tain­ment of pop­u­lar melodies and fa­mous opera scenes per­formed by var­i­ous pro­fes­sional re­gional artists at Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 239529-3925, gulf­shore­opera.org

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.

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