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The Painted Conch (Mon­days-Thurs­days and Satur­days, 6:30pm; Fri­days, 7pm; Sun­days, noon) Com­plete orig­i­nal art while en­joy­ing friends, mu­sic and fa­vorite bev­er­ages. Ma­te­ri­als pro­vided, on-site artist. 1242 SW Pine Is­land Road, Cape Co­ral. 239-673-6660, the­p­aint­ed­conch.com

Paint Es­cape (Open paint­ing: Tues­daysSatur­days, 10am-6pm; ladies night Fri­days, 6-9pm) Ce­ramic paint­ing for chil­dren and adults, cre­ate a dec­o­ra­tive item. Fri­day night of­fers ladies a re­lax­ing at­mos­phere with mu­sic, wine and cheese. 808 SE 47th St., Cape Co­ral. 239945-2006, paintescape­on­line.net

Open Mic Night at The French Press

(Wed­nes­days, 6:30pm) Grab your in­stru­ment, warm up your voice, Wed­nes­days 6:30- 9:30pm. The French Press, 5789 Cape Har­bour Drive, No. 101, Cape Co­ral. 239-542-0212, the­french­pressfl.com

SoCo Sec­ond Satur­day (May 13 and June 10, 5pm) Sec­ond Satur­days, fam­ily event with art-gallery re­cep­tions, vendors, live mu­sic and more, such as artist de­mon­stra­tions and talks, mu­si­cal and the­ater per­for­mances, art ex­hi­bi­tion re­cep­tions and wine tast­ings. Self-guided, park­ing at Al­liance for the Arts cam­pus and Royal Palm Square. Af­ter-party at Broad­way Palm Din­ner The­ater start­ing at 10pm. 1400 Colonial Blvd., Suite 84, Fort My­ers. 239-590-8645, so­coswfl.com

Dis­ney on Ice Presents Worlds of

Enchantment (May 19-21, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) En­ter the daz­zling world of Dis­ney Magic LIVE

ON ICE! Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew of Dis­ney-Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into ad­ven­ture with Ariel and The

Lit­tle Mer­maid’s un­der­sea king­dom. Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Dis­ney-Pixar Toy

Story gang es­cape Sun­ny­side Day­care. En­ter a win­tery world with Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Dis­ney’s

Frozen, as they learn that true love comes from within. Ger­main Arena, 11000 Everblades Park­way, Es­tero. 239-9487825, ger­mainarena.com

Mus­cle Car City’s Monthly Car and

Bike Show (May 20 and June 17, 9am) Third Satur­days from 9am-1pm. Tom’s Trav­el­ing Tunes, trivia and door prizes. Tro­phies, free to reg­is­trants and spec­ta­tors. Serv­ing break­fast and lunch from 8am-4pm. Mus­cle Car City, 3811 Tami­ami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-5755959, mus­cle­carcity.net

Scott Bradlee’s Post­mod­ern Juke­box (May 11, 7:30pm) PMJ is a ro­tat­ing mu­sic col­lec­tive founded by ar­ranger and pian­ist Scott Bradlee. Re­works pop­u­lar mod­ern mu­sic into dif­fer­ent vin­tage gen­res, es­pe­cially swing and jazz. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

Fort My­ers Mu­sic Walk (May 19 and June 16, 7pm) Third Fri­days, more than a dozen par­tic­i­pat­ing venues fea­tur­ing mu­sic by lo­cal and re­gional tal­ent. 855732-3836, fort­my­ersmu­sicwalk.com

n In­ti­mate Evening With The Tenors

(May 20, 8pm) Clifton Mur­ray, Fraser Wal­ters and Vic­tor Mi­callef are a multi-plat­inum vo­cal group blend­ing clas­si­cal mu­sic and con­tem­po­rary pop, per­form­ing more than 700 shows on five con­ti­nents. Min­i­mum age is 21. Semi­nole Casino Ho­tel Immokalee, 506 1st Street, Immokalee. 239-658-1313, semi­noleimmokaleecasino.com

South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter

Presents: Don Mclean (May 20, 8pm) Folk and rock singer, song­writer and gui­tarist known for “Amer­i­can Pie.” SanJan The­ater at South­west Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. 239389-6901, swflpac.com Todd Rund­gren’s White Knight the Chival Rock Tour at Bar­bara B. Mann (May 25, 7:30pm) Clas­sic rock star, song­writer and mu­sic pro­ducer has a rep­u­ta­tion from his 1972 sin­gles “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw the Light” to his later work with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

Frankie Valli and the Four Sea­sons (May 25, 8pm) Icon in the mu­sic scene since the mid-1950s, they con­tinue to draw with clas­sic songs. In 2005, their story be­came the ac­claimed mu­si­cal Jersey

Boys, which hit the big screen in 2014, directed by Clint East­wood. Semi­nole Casino Ho­tel Immokalee, 506 1st Street, Immokalee. Must be 21. 239-658-1313, semi­noleimmokaleecasino.com

Asleep at the Wheel (May 27, 8pm) Founded by Ray Ben­son in 1970, they hold 10 Gram­mys, 20 stu­dio al­bums and 20 sin­gles on the Bill­board coun­try charts. Grammy-win­ning Still the King: Cel­e­brat­ing the Mu­sic of Bob Wills and His

Texas Play­boys is the band’s most re­cent re­lease and marks their third full-length Bob Wills trib­ute al­bum. Min­i­mum age 21. Semi­nole Casino Ho­tel Immokalee, 506 1st Street, Immokalee. 239-658-1313, semi­noleimmokaleecasino.com

Brit Floyd: Pink Floyd Im­mer­sion World

Tour (May 31, 8 pm) Mu­sic of Pink Floyd in high-def­i­ni­tion sound, a bril­liant light show and the­atrics re­garded as the world’s great­est live trib­ute. Ger­main

Arena, 11000 Everblades Park­way, Es­tero. 239-948-7825, ger­mainarena.com

Fes­ti­val of Great Or­gan Mu­sic (June 4, 3pm) Finest or­gan­ists in South­west Florida play the mag­nif­i­cent 3,604-pipe Casa­vant or­gan, show­cas­ing a wide range of mu­sic. Hayes Hall, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-5971900, ar­tis­naples.org

An Evening With Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dan­ger­ous Band (June 10, 8pm) 33 years as David Let­ter­man’s mu­si­cal di­rec­tor and side­kick, Shaffer be­gan his ca­reer in 1972 in Toronto as mu­si­cal di­rec­tor of

God­spell. On Satur­day Night Live, he played key­boards, com­posed spe­cial mu­si­cal ma­te­rial and, in 1980, be­came a fea­tured per­former. Min­i­mum age 21. Semi­nole Casino Ho­tel Immokalee, 506 1st St., Immokalee. 239-658-1313, semi­noleimmokaleecasino.com

Gulf Coast Symphony: Su­per Sum­mer

Fam­ily Con­cert (June 11, 1pm) World of su­per­heroes and su­per vil­lains! Come dressed as your fa­vorite hero (or vil­lain) and try out in­stru­ments of the orches­tra (par­ents can try, too) in a Mu­si­cal Dis­cov­ery Zone. Fol­lowed by a con­cert fea­tur­ing mu­sic from the world of heroes and vil­lains. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Je­sus Christ Su­per­star (May 2-14, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Rock-opera takes a pas­sion­ate, and some­times ir­rev­er­ent, look at Je­sus’ last days through the eyes of Ju­das Is­car­iot. Pro­pelled by An­drew Lloyd Web­ber and Tim Rice score, Je­sus Christ Su­per­star il­lu­mi­nates the mov­ing power of the hu­man spirit. Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Dou­blewide by Stephen Spotswood

(May 2-14, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening

and mati­nee shows avail­able) Jim Starkey’s ver­sion of the Amer­i­can Dream is a mod­est one: to build a home on his oneacre plot and re­place his dou­blewide trailer with some­thing his daugh­ter, Lore­lai, can in­herit. When a high­way ex­pan­sion project and a freak hunt­ing ac­ci­dent shat­ter their dreams, Jim must de­cide how far he can be pushed and Lore­lai is left to build her own fu­ture. Ma­ture au­di­ences. ArtS­tage Stu­dio The­ater, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-3324488, flori­darep.org

A Year With Frog and Toad (May 3-12, Wed­nes­days-Fri­days, mati­nee shows avail­able) Based on Arnold Lo­bel’s well-loved books, this whim­si­cal show fol­lows two great friends―the cheer­ful pop­u­lar Frog and the rather grumpy Toad―through four, fun-filled sea­sons. Broad­way Palm Chil­dren’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

It’s My Fu­neral (May 3-June 29, Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days, 6:30pm; Sun­days, 5:30pm) A noir-styled gumshoe has to solve his own mur­der aboard the train. It is up to you to dis­cover just who the guilty party is, so pay close at­ten­tion and make sure to write down all the clues you dis­cover. Clue sheets will be col­lected be­fore the fi­nal act, when every­one will dis­cover who has com­mit­ted this heinous crime. A prize will be awarded to the one su­per sleuth in each din­ing car. Price in­cludes a five-course din­ner, mur­dermys­tery show and train ride. Semi­nole Gulf Rail­way, 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-275-8487, semgulf.com

Three Strikes You’re Dead! (May 5-July 1, Fri­days and Satur­days, 6:30pm) All aboard for this clas­sic 1920s-themed show, and part one of the Dixie Flyer

Chron­i­cles. It is up to you to dis­cover just who the guilty party is, so pay close at­ten­tion and make sure to write down all the clues you dis­cover. Clue sheets will be col­lected be­fore the fi­nal act, when every­one will dis­cover who has com­mit­ted this heinous crime. A prize will be awarded to the one su­per sleuth in each din­ing car. Price in­cludes a five­course din­ner, mur­der-mys­tery show and train ride. Semi­nole Gulf Rail­way, 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-275-8487, semgulf.com

Noli Timere (Don’t Be Afraid) by

Jared Michael (May 5-20, Fri­days and Satur­days, 8pm; Sun­day, May 14, 2pm) Win­ner of the 2016 New Play Con­test, tells the story of a priest and his sis­ter made to face some­thing un­ex­pected from their past when a strange man knocks on the door of the rec­tory. The re­sult­ing con­fronta­tion leads them into a fright­en­ing world that may, in fact, be our own. Thomas Marsh, Dena Ga­lyean and Ken John­son. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-9392787, artin­lee.org

Madama But­ter­fly (May 6, 7pm) Fully staged pro­duc­tion, co-pro­duced by Gulf Coast Symphony and Gulf­shore Opera, an in­no­cent young geisha gives up ev­ery­thing to be with an Amer­i­can naval of­fi­cer. Filled with Puc­cini’s most ex­pan­sive melodies, Madama But­ter­fly is at the top of a very short list of most per­formed and best loved op­eras. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

Cul­tural Park The­ater Presents: Don’t

Dress for Din­ner (May 12-21, Thurs­daysSun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Bernard is plan­ning a ro­man­tic week­end with his mis­tress while his wife is away. He has ev­ery­thing ar­ranged, in­clud­ing invit­ing his friend Robert to pro­vide the al­ibi. What could pos­si­bly go wrong? Cul­tural Park The­ater, 528 Cul­tural Park Blvd., Cape Co­ral. 239-7725862, cul­tur­al­park­the­ater.com

Bar­bara B. Mann Presents: Se­bas­tian

Manis­calco (May 14, 8 pm) Stand-up comic known for en­er­getic phys­i­cal com­edy as well as his with­er­ingly sar­cas­tic and ex­as­per­ated take on mod­ern be­hav­ior and eti­quette. He’s per­formed with Jerry Se­in­feld, Vince Vaughn and many other celebri­ties, and has made big-screen ap­pear­ances in Nut Job 2 and Cruise. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

The Baker Mu­seum Lec­ture Se­ries Presents: The Pur­suit of Ab­strac­tion (May 17, 10am) The mod­ern era brought enor­mous change to the Western world, art and artists ex­per­i­ment­ing with new forms of ex­pres­sion, be­liev­ing art could ex­pand our spir­i­tual con­nec­tion, free­ing us from the re­stric­tions im­posed by na­tion, so­cial class, gen­der and religion. This lec­ture by Kristin Poole, artis­tic di­rec­tor of Sun Val­ley Cen­ter for the Arts, ex­plores expansiveness of var­i­ous artis­tic ap­proaches but also il­lus­trates how art was per­ceived as uni­fier and lib­er­a­tor. Daniels Pav­il­ion, Ar­tis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 239-5971900, ar­tis­naples.org

Clue, The Mu­si­cal (May 18-June 24, Wed­nes­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) En­ter­tain­ing mu­si­cal, fol­low clues with six quirky char­ac­ters, fa­mous mur­der weapons and the fa­mil­iar rooms of Boddy Manor. The world’s best-known sus­pects with more than 200 dif­fer­ent solutions, help solve the mys­tery of who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Ra­pun­zel (June 2-23, Thurs­daysSun­days, mati­nees avail­able) Fa­mil­iar tale about the long-haired princess forced to live in a tower with nothing but her hair and her witch—lit­er­ally—of a “mother.” Cast will an­swer au­di­ence ques­tions, sign au­to­graphs and take photos. Broad­way Palm Chil­dren’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Right Bed, Wrong Hus­band (June 15July 29, Wed­nes­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) In order to in­crease his al­lowance, young bach­e­lor Ted writes his tight-fisted un­cle to tell him he has mar­ried. When the un­cle thinks Ted’s best friend’s wife is mar­ried to Ted, things get a bit com­pli­cated. The ante in­creases ev­ery time the un­cle kisses Ted’s “wife” and so does the laugh­ter when you add in a maid who is mis­taken for some­thing else. Broad­way Palm Din­ner The­ater, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Mary Pop­pins (June 29-Au­gust 12, Wed­nes­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny pack­ing be­fore Mary Pop­pins ar­rives on their doorstep. Mary

Pop­pins is a mu­si­cal mix­ture of an ir­re­sistible story, un­for­get­table songs, breath­tak­ing dance num­bers and as­ton­ish­ing stage­craft. Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Push­ing Bound­aries: Art Quil­ters

Un­lim­ited (May 5-26) Tech­niques in­clude ma­chine and hand thread­work, shi­bori and dis­charged fab­ric treat­ments, painted sur­faces, 3-D as­sem­blages, wall sculp­tures and mixed me­dia. Open­ing re­cep­tion: May 5, 5-7pm; “Walk and Talk,” May 6, 10am. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-9392787, artin­lee.org

Mother’s Day Hi­bis­cus Show (May 14, 10am) Harry Gould­ing Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Hi­bis­cus So­ci­ety’s 33rd an­nual show and plant sale. Plants for pur­chase 10am-4pm, and the Hi­bis­cus Bloom Show 1-4pm. Char­lotte Har­bor Event & Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 75 Tay­lor St., Punta Gorda. 941-833-5444, char­lot­te­har­borecc.com

All-Florida Ju­ried Exhibit (June 2-30) Fea­tures works cre­ated by Florida artists. Open­ing re­cep­tion, June 2, 5-7pm; “Walk and Talk” with ju­ror, June 3, 10am. Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239939-2787, artin­lee.org

Caloosa­hatchee Sun­set Cruise (Mon­days, Wed­nes­days, Fri­days and Satur­days, 7pm, ex­cept hol­i­days) Re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment as the sun is set­ting, the shore­line and river el­e­ments tak­ing on a dif­fer­ent hue, wildlife and na­ture set­tling down for the night. Wit­ness it all from the deck of the M/V Edison Ex­plorer. 2360 W First St., Fort My­ers. 239-919-2965, pure­fort­my­ers.com

Man­grove Maze Eco-Tour (Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days, 10am) Guided ex­plo­ration of man­grove wilder­ness on part of Great Calusa Blue­way Pad­dling Trail. Guides are Florida master nat­u­ral­ists ded­i­cated to learn­ing and teach­ing the his­tory, ecol­ogy and sus­tain­abil­ity of Pine Is­land Sound. Learn about Calusa In­dian her­itage and their en­vi­ron­ment. Trip is two and one-half hours. 4120 Pine Is­land Road, Mat­lacha. 239-283-1125, gulf­coastkayak.com

Sun­set Kayak Eco-Tour (Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days, 3:30pm) Paddle Mat­lacha Pass and me­an­der through man­grove-shrouded trails. Guides are ACA-cer­ti­fied kayak/SUP in­struc­tors and Florida master nat­u­ral­ists versed on Florida’s ecol­ogy and nat­u­ral his­tory. Trip is two and one-half hours. 4120 Pine Is­land Road, Mat­lacha. 239-283-1125, gulf­coastkayak.com

Early Bird Eco-Tour (Tues­days, Thurs­days and Satur­days, 7:30am) Wit­ness Mat­lacha Pass Aquatic Pre­serve and share in­for­ma­tion about coastal and wet­land birds and sea crea­tures that make the es­tu­ary their home. Guides are ACA-cer­ti­fied kayak/SUP in­struc­tors and Florida master nat­u­ral­ists versed on Florida’s ecol­ogy and nat­u­ral his­tory. 4120 Pine Is­land Road, Mat­lacha. 239283-1125, gulf­coastkayak.com

Adventures in Par­adise Shelling &

Lunch Cruise ( Tues­days, Thurs­days and Satur­days, 8:30am) Pow­ered cata­ma­ran cruise to the bar­rier is­lands of Sani­bel and Cap­tiva, dol­phins and shell pris­tine beaches. Take a pic­nic lunch or dine at Bar­na­cle’s restau­rant. Pack swimsuit, beach shoes and shelling bag. Com­pli­men­tary beach chairs, um­brel­las, soft drinks and wa­ter; reser­va­tions re­quired. Adventures in Par­adise, 14341 Port Com­fort Road, Fort My­ers. 239- 472- 8443, ad­ven­turein­par­adi­s­einc.com

River District His­tory Tour (Thurs­days and Satur­days, 10:30am) 90-minute walk­ing tour of down­town Fort My­ers with sto­ries of his­tory and in­for­ma­tion about the city’s founders. Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., Fort My­ers. 239-945-0405, true­tours.net

Haunted His­tory Tour (Wed­nes­days and Satur­days, 8pm) 90-minute walk through down­town Fort My­ers re­veals a darker side, in­clud­ing sto­ries of res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings re­puted to have para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity. Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., Fort My­ers. 239-945-0405, true­tours.net

Fort My­ers Art Walk (May 5 and June 2, 6pm; May 6 and June 3, 11am) First Fri­days from 6-10pm, first Satur­days from 11am-4pm, about a dozen art gal­leries, self-guided walk­ing tour through­out Down­town Fort My­ers River District core and Gard­ner’s Park area. 239-337-5050, fort­my­er­sart­walk.com

Cape Co­ral Farm­ers Mar­ket

Down­town ( Satur­days, 8am) Lo­cal pro­duce, Gulf seafood ( in­clud­ing Pine Is­land clams), fresh breads/ pas­tries, pickles/olive mixes, cer­ti­fied or­ganic pro­duce, hy­dro­pon­i­cally grown greens, sprouts, cheeses, na­tive plants/ trees, home­made jel­lies/ jams, or­ganic pet treats, made- on- site gua­camole/ salsa. Dave La­pio on steel drum, Trop-Rock from John Fri­day and Yard Dog Char­lie. Crafts, art pieces, hand­made jew­elry, an­tiques and col­lectibles. Club Square, SE 47th Ter­race and SE 10th Place, Cape Co­ral. capec­o­ral­farm­ers­mar­ket.com

Punta Gorda Down­town Farm­ers Mar­ket (Satur­days, 8am) Voted best small mar­ket in Florida and 15th in the na­tion; fruits and veg­eta­bles to fresh home­made pasta and or­ganic pro­duce. Tay­lor Street, Punta Gorda, across from His­toric Char­lotte County Court­house. 941-391-4856, pun­tagor­dacham­ber.com

Bike Night (May 13, 6pm) Sec­ond Satur­days to see hun­dreds of mo­tor­cy­cles dis­played along down­town streets in Fort My­ers. Live bands 6-10pm. Free, with many venues fea­tur­ing spe­cials. 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Kayak Tour of Shell Creek (May 15 and June 17, 10am) Beautiful, undis­turbed creek with many cy­press and large oaks, fish and birds; rare limp­kin is un­usual bird found only in South­ern swamps and marshes. Fee of $40 in­cludes equip­ment; guide is Florida master nat­u­ral­ist. Three hours, reser­va­tions re­quired. Hath­away Park, 35461 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda. 239-694-5513, char­lot­te­har­bor­travel.com

Pet Walk (May 26 and June 28, 6pm) Fourth Fri­days at Hendry Street me­dian. Pets leashed; own­ers must pick up “sou­venirs.” Free, no reg­is­tra­tion. 855-732-3836, fort­my­er­sriverdis­tric­tal­liance.com

Car Cruise-In (May 27 and June 29, 4pm) Down­town streets in Fort My­ers lined with show cars on fourth Satur­days 4-8pm. Mu­sic, food, drinks and more. Free, with many venues fea­tur­ing ad­di­tional spe­cials. 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 event in­for­ma­tion be­fore at­tend­ing these lo­cal events.

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