Where to Go & What to Do

Where to Go & What to Do

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81st An­nual Shell Show and Fes­ti­val (March 1-3, 9am) More than 500 vol­un­teers help make this event a world­class shell show. Out­side are shell flo­ral ar­range­ments and crit­ters for sale, demo tents and more; in­side are judged artis­tic and sci­en­tific dis­plays. Ad­mis­sion to the out­door shell area and tents is free; $5 dona­tion sug­gested to en­ter in­side, which in­cludes a free pass to The Bai­leyMatthews Na­tional Shell Mu­seum dur­ing show days. Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel, 239-4722155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net The Painted Conch

(Mon­days-Thurs­days and Satur­days, 6:30pm; Fri­days,7pm; Sun­days, 12pm) In just one evening com­plete an orig­i­nal work of art while en­joy­ing friends, mu­sic and fa­vorite bev­er­ages. Ma­te­ri­als pro­vided, on-site artist avail­able. 1242 SW Pine Is­land Road, Cape Coral. 239-673-6660, the­p­aint­ed­conch.com Ford Mus­tang Ex­hi­bi­tion

(March 3, 10am) The Mus­tang de­buted in 1964 and be­came an im­me­di­ate suc­cess. In just two years, more than a mil­lion were sold. This event in­cludes Mus­tangs, mu­sic and more. A por­tion of pro­ceeds from the ex­hi­bi­tion will ben­e­fit the restora­tion of the Edi­son & Ford an­tique car col­lec­tion. Edi­son & Ford Win­ter Es­tates, 2350 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-3347419, edis­on­ford­win­ter­estates.org Im­prov Cafe (March 3, 5pm) First Satur­days youth groups per­form short- and long-form im­prov that in­cludes sug­ges­tions by the au­di­ence. Be in­volved, whether set­ting a scene with sug­ges­tions or as a player. Moe Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org Open Mic Night at The French Press (Wed­nes­days, 6:30pm) Grab your in­stru­ment, warm up your voice, gather your friends on Wed­nes­days from 6:30- 9:30pm for Open Mic Night. The French Press, 5789 Cape Har­bour Drive, No. 101, Cape Coral. 239-542-0212, the­french­pressfl.com SoCo Sec­ond Sat­ur­day

(March 10 and April 14, 6pm) SoCo Sec­ond Sat­ur­day is the new arts and cul­tural monthly event in Fort My­ers. South of Colo­nial is the place to be for a fam­ily event with art gallery re­cep­tions, ven­dors, mu­sic and more. Prox­im­ity of par­tic­i­pat­ing venues con­ve­niently al­lows for a self-guided walk­ing tour, and there’s lots of park­ing at the Al­liance for the Arts and in 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 Stars on Ice

(April 6, 7:30pm) Come see the best of the United States, com­ing to you di­rectly from the 2018 Win­ter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Ko­rea—in an all-new show! Ger­main Arena, 11000 Everblades Park­way, Es­tero. 239-948-7825, ger­mainarena.com Cape Bike Night

(April 14, 5pm) Cape Coral Parks and Recrea­tion says come join the fun as mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts gather for great food and the best in live mu­sic. Com­pete with new friends in the Slow Bike Race. It’s all about bal­ance, folks! A great op­por­tu­nity to see new prod­ucts and biker gear, and en­joy a rock ’n’ roll and coun­try night! 846 SE 47th Ter­race, Cape Coral. 239-573-3128, ccbikenight.com Alexan­der and the Ter­ri­ble, Hor­ri­ble, No Good, Very Bad Day

(April 20-May 18, mati­nee shows avail­able) Alexan­der is hav­ing a bad day. A ter­ri­ble day. A hor­ri­ble day. To be quite hon­est, it’s a ter­ri­ble, hor­ri­ble, no good, very bad day. In this de­light­ful adap­ta­tion of her pop­u­lar book, Ju­dith Viorst sets the book to mu­sic and brings it to life on stage! Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com CFABS Presents: Jonathan Ed­wards (March 2-3, 7:30pm) In 1971, Jonathan Ed­wards re­leased a song of protest and in­de­pen­dence that be­gan with the lyrics: “Sun­shine, go away to­day, I don’t feel much like danc­ing.” More than four decades later, he con­tin­ues to write and per­form with un­com­pro­mis­ing mu­si­cal in­tegrity. Hin­man Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter Presents: One Hot Night, A Trib­ute to Neil Di­a­mond

(March 3, 6pm) One Hot Night re­pro­duces Neil Di­a­mond’s var­i­ous styles and vo­cal changes from the start of his ca­reer to the present. SanJan The­ater at South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-389-6901, swflpac.com Ar­tis-Naples Presents: 109 Years of Broad­way

(March 4, 3pm and 7pm) The show de­liv­ers the cen­tury’s best stage-mu­si­cal mo­ments into one un­for­get­table pro­gram. Fea­tur­ing a cast of vet­eran Broad­way vo­cal­ists, re­live clas­sic songs from Rodgers and Ham­mer­stein, Sond­heim, Web­ber and more. Hayes Hall, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pel­i­can Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-597-1900, ar­tis­naples.org Celtic Woman, Home­com­ing

(March 6, 7:30pm) An ac­com­plished record­ing ensem­ble and world-class per­form­ing col­lec­tive, Celtic Woman cel­e­brates Ire­land’s rich mu­si­cal and cul­tural her­itage. And it con­tin­ues in­tro­duc­ing some of Ire­land’s most tal­ented singers and mu­si­cians onto the world stage. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239481-4849, bb­man­npah.com South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter Presents: Ana Popovic

(March 6, 8pm) The Los An­ge­les-based and Bel­grade, Ser­bia-born gui­tar-player and singer has a grow­ing le­gion of fans through­out the world. SanJan The­ater at South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-3896901, swflpac.com Small-Stage Sym­phonies—From Co­p­land to Clas­sics at BIG ARTS

(March 7, 7:30pm) Nir Kabaretti con­ducts the South­west Flor­ida Sym­phony Orches­tra for a night of beau­ti­ful mu­sic, fea­tur­ing Cas­sia Drake, Jil­lian Prescott Mu­sic Awards win­ner, on the vi­ola. Se­lec­tions in­clude Co­p­land’s Quiet City, Stamitz’s Con­certo for Vi­ola and Mozart’s

Sym­phony No. 29 in A Ma­jor. BIG ARTS, Schein Hall, 600 Dunlop Road, Sani­bel. 239-418-1500, swflso.org

The Texas Tenors

(March 8, 7:30pm) From Bruno Mars to Puc­cini, the trio of Mar­cus Collins, John Ha­gen and JC Fisher will treat au­di­ences to a unique blend of coun­try, clas­si­cal, Broad­way and cur­rent pop mu­sic. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com Small Stage Sym­phonies—from Co­p­land to Clas­sics at The Vil­lage Church at Shell Point

(March 8, 7:30pm) Nir Kabaretti con­ducts the South­west Flor­ida Sym­phony Orches­tra for a night of beau­ti­ful mu­sic, fea­tur­ing Cas­sia Drake, Jil­lian Prescott Mu­sic Awards win­ner, on the vi­ola. Se­lec­tions in­clude Co­p­land’s Quiet City, Stamitz’s Con­certo for Vi­ola and Mozart’s Sym­phony No. 29

in A Ma­jor. The Vil­lage Church at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-418-1500, swflso.org South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter Presents: Won­der­ful Mu­sic—A Trib­ute to Ste­vie Won­der Din­ner Show

(March 9, 6pm) Along with a world class 10-piece group of mu­si­cians and vo­cal­ists, and the vis­ual au­then­tic­ity and amaz­ing vo­cal skills of Guy Smith pay­ing trib­ute to Ste­vie Won­der, this is a show you don’t want to miss! SanJan The­ater at South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-389-6901, swflpac.com Bower School of Mu­sic and the Arts Presents: Alex Richard­son, Tenor (March 15, 7:30pm) Richard­son, a fas­tris­ing tenor with a bril­liant ca­reer ahead of him, will be ac­com­pa­nied on the arias and art songs by Michael Baron. U. Tobe Recital Hall, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort My­ers 239-590-1000, fgcu.edu/CAS/BSMA/ Fort My­ers Mu­sic Walk

(March 16 and April 20, 6pm) Third Fri­days, more than a dozen par­tic­i­pat­ing venues fea­ture mu­sic by lo­cal and re­gional tal­ent. 855732-3836, fort­my­ersmu­sicwalk.com South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter Presents: Phil Dirt & The Doz­ers, Trib­ute to The Beach Boys Din­ner Show (March

22, 6pm) Trav­el­ing coast to coast, Phil Dirt & The Doz­ers have been asked to per­form more and more beach party mu­sic. Af­ter all, every­one loves “Cal­i­for­nia Girls,” “Bar­bara Ann” and “Surfin’ USA,” to name a few. So The Doz­ers have an­swered the call! SanJan The­ater at South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-3896901, swflpac.com Bower School of Mu­sic and the Arts Presents: Cameron Croz­man, Cello (March 27, 7:30pm) Cameron Croz­man is hailed as one of Canada’s lead­ing young cel­lists. He’s been praised for his ver­sa­til­ity, mu­si­cal ex­pres­siv­ity and re­mark­able tech­nique. The pro­gram will in­clude a va­ri­ety of string and pi­ano mas­ter­pieces. U. Tobe Recital Hall, Bower School of Mu­sic and The Arts, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort My­ers 239-590-1000, fgcu.edu/cas/bsma South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter Presents: Schism—Tool Trib­ute Band (April 21, 8pm) In June 2001, af­ter see­ing Tool at Madi­son Square Gar­den, gui­tarist Keith Wil­liams, singer An­gelo Rivera, bass player Sean Mur­ray and drum­mer Don­ald Pusateri de­cided to form Tool trib­ute band Schism. SanJan The­ater at South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239-389-6901, swflpac.com CFABS Presents: The Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto Sex­tet Play the Mu­sic of Art Blakey

(April 27, 7:30pm) Join trum­peter Dan Miller and tenor sax­o­phon­ist Lew Del Gatto and cel­e­brate the legacy and mu­sic of Art Blakey and the Jazz Mes­sen­gers. The group also fea­tures drum­mer Marty Morell, tenor sax­o­phon­ist Jeff Ru­pert, pian­ist Richard Drexler and bassist Bran­don Robertson. Hin­man Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

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