WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO – Florida Weekly
Thursday, October 13, 2022
As Southwest Florida recovers from Hurricane Ian, many events have been canceled or rescheduled. We have reached out to as many venues as possible to confirm scheduling, but encourage readers to check before attending any event listed below.
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Benefit Concerts – The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presents three free MiniMasterworks concerts to benefit those affected by Hurricane Ian Oct. 13-15. The concerts feature the Mendelssohn Octet and Mozart String Quartet No. 19. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the following venues:
Oct. 13: Eight-Foot Brewing, 4417 SE 16th PL, Unit 11, Cape Coral. Monetary donations benefit the Cape Coral Community Foundation for hurricane relief efforts. Nonperishable food items go to the Cape Caring Center food pantry.
Oct. 14: This concert is presented in partnership with The Gulf Theater at the Military Heritage Museum, 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Monetary donations go to the Charlotte Community Foundation. Nonperishable food items benefit the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties’ nondenominational food pantry.
Oct. 15: Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Monetary donations go to the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades and nonperishable food items benefit The Heights Center. www.swflso.org or 239-418-1500.
By The Way, Meet Vera Stark – By The Naples Players Oct. 19-Nov. 6 in the Tobye Studio Theatre. A Red Carpet event open to the public is slated for 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and features local vendors, food, drinks and live music from the band Chariot $47 for general admission $37 for season ticket holders. 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 239-263-7990 or https:// naplesplayers.org.
A Lovely Day To Kill Your Spouse – At the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium & Film Center Oct. 20-23 and 28-30. $30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
A Chorus Line – At Broadway Palm Theatre Oct. 13-Nov. 12 on the Main Stage. Show times and ticket prices vary. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.
Not Now, Darling – At Off Broadway Palm Theatre Oct. 13-Nov. 5. Show times and ticket prices vary. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or https:// broadwaypalm.com.
Concert Series – The Nisita Concert Series presents Paul Votapek, clarinet, and Ralph Votapek, piano, at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building. $10 for the public; $7 for students. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. fgcu.edu/concerts or 239-745-4268.
At The Stage – The Stage presents The Kings of Swing and comedy from the Rat Pack at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.
Live Music – CJ Mathew performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.thecenterbar.com.
Comedy Show – Comedian Freddy Rubino performs at 7 p.m. at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
At Miromar – Instrumental guitarist Jim Gabelbauer perform from 4-7 p.m. near Sas OFF 5th at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948- 3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Country Star – Multi-Platinum country music star Trace Adkins and His “The Way I Wanna Go Tour” comes to Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee at 8 p.m. $99. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 1-800- 653-8000 or www.moreinparadise.com.
Pet Party – Gulf Coast Town Center hosts the annual Barktober Fest & Pet Costume Contest from 6-8 p.m. in the courtyard. There are prizes for best pet costumes with judging by canine Lt. Hope from the LCSO, a stilt walker/balloon artist, a pet Kissing Booth and more. Donations for Love is Fur Ever Dog Rescue are welcome. To see the donation list: www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com or go to www.lifedogrescue.org to donate directly. 10021 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers.
Live Music – Laurie & Rusty Wright perform from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Free. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. www.thecenterbar.com.
At the Zig Zag – Phase 1 Live performs from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
At The Stage – The Stage presents a Best of ABBA and Mamma Mia Tribute Show at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.
Comedy Show – Comedian Desi Banks performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. $35 general admission; $50 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239- 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
At Miromar – Saxophonist Vic Guittard performs from 4-7 p.m. near Oakley Vault at Miromar Outlets. Thunder Beach Band performs classic dance rock from 6-8 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Pit Bull – The Pit Bull: Can’t Stop Us Now Tour with special guest Iggy Azalea takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Tickets start at $29.95; parking is $30. 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. https:// hertzarena.com.
Comedy Night – The Arts Center Theatre kicks off its monthly series of stand-up comedy nights with shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Al Ernst, who has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV, headlines both shows, appearing with comedians Larry Venturino and George Gilbert. 1017 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. https:// www.marcoislandart.org/ or 239-394- 4221.
One-Act Operas – Opera Naples partners with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Bower School of Music & The Arts to present an evening of one-act operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, featuring “The Impresario” and “Bastien and Bastienne” at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wang Opera Center. The family-friendly performances are sung in English with humorous dialogue. $11-$63. 2408 Linwood Ave., Naples. 239-963-9050 or OperaNaples.org.
Vets Group – Gulf Coast Veterans & Friends, veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, meet for coffee, doughnuts, fellowship and stories at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Fleischmann Park Community Center. 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, 239-289-6952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Music – New York Rhythm performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Free. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. www.promenadeshops.com.
At Mercato – Mercato presents live music by Mathew Glarum from 6-8 p.m. under the banyan tree near Bravo Italian Kitchen. Free admission. 9132 Strada Place, Naples. 239-254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.
At The Stage – The Stage presents the internationally known Johnny Rogers in an Elvis tribute show that also features Buddy Holly and country greats at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.
Live Music – Saxophonist Vic Guittard performs from 4-7 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.miromaroutlets.com.
Cool Cars – A spooky Halloween edition of Cars and Coffee 239 runs from 9-11 a.m. at Mercato. The event includes live music by Peter Kolter and coffee from Narrative Coffee Roasters. Bring home a pumpkin from the Collier County Domestic Animal Services patch and let the kids roam from car to car to collect candy. Show cars may arrive at 8:30; minimum $20 donation for lawn parking. Spectators should use the parking garage. 9118 Strada Place, Naples. carsandcoffee239.com/ or Info@CarsandCoffee239.com.
At Miromar – Gregory Griffith performs timeless tunes from 1-4 p.m. near Ford’s Garage at Miromar Outlets. Tommie D & Dee perform oldies from 1-4 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Dinner Show – DeRomo’s hosts Dinner and a Show with Sinatra, featuring Michael Dutra, at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Nov. 14 in the La Fontana Banquet Room. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, dessert, and beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee. The cost is $100 per person plus tax and gratuity. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Suites 140 & 148, Bonita Springs; 239-325-3583; https:// www.deromos.com/.
Peace Fair – The Immokalee Children’s Peace Fair, part of events marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month, runs from 3-6 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex. The free event features children’s games, food, entertainment and info booths hosted by partner agencies. 505 Escambia St., Immokalee. naplesshelter.org/dvam.
Film Series – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Films for Film Lovers series screens “Eddy’s Kingdom” (2020) at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center. Refreshments are available and a discussion follows. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Swapping Tales – VFW Post 7721 hosts Operation Chewing the Fat every week day (Monday-Friday) from 10 a.m.- noon at the Post. The event includes coffee and sweets, with participants sharing “war stories and a bunch of lies.” 1313 Collier Blvd., Naples. 239-455-7721 or post7721@ VFWFL.org.
At Miromar – Guitarist Mark Aulick performs from 4-7 p.m. near Coach at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Halloween Event – Haunted Hoedown runs from 5:30-9 p.m. at Mercato. The event includes a dance party with a DJJ a pumpkin patch, face painting, a stilt walker, candy stops at mall merchants, a free screening of “Ghostbusters” and more. A costume contest starts at 6:30 p.m., with prizes in five categories, including pets. 9132 Strada Place, Naples. 239-254- 1080 or mercatoshops.com/events/ mercato-haunted-hoedown.
At the Zig Zag – The Fusion Band performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Comedy Show – Comedian Michael Colyar performs at 7 p.m. tonight and Wednesday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
At Miromar – Donna Holman performs acoustic variety from 4-7 p.m. near Saks OFF 5th at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Live Music – Laurie & Rusty Wright perform from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.promenadeshops.com.
Live Music – AURA performs at Ladies Night at The Franklin Social every from 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday. 5926 Premier Way, #100, Naples. www.FranklinSocial- Club.com.
Film Classic – Opera Naples concludes its summer film series of classic European operas, HD at Opera Naples, at 3 p.m. at the Wang Opera Center. Today’s film is “Elektra” (Salzburg Festival) with Aušriné Stundyté, Asmik Grigorian and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner. $22 adults; $10 students. 2408 Linwood Ave., Naples. 239-963-9050 or OperaNaples.org.
Chess Group – Paradise Chess Club meets from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays at Z’s Music & Kitchen for casual, friendly chess. All levels are welcome; Some boards and pieces are provided or bring your own. C12655 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. Www. paradiseChessClub.com or 954-918-2302.
At the Zig Zag – The Hip Squad performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
At Miromar – Saxophonist Bill Hammond performs from 4-7 p.m. near Oakley Vault at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Live Music – Josh Rowand performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.promenadeshops.com.
Student Art – The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) and Palina Studio have partnered to feature the Little Artists Expo, a collection of art pieces created by student artists, on display at CMON through Nov. 1. The exhibit features a collection of artworks created by “little artists” aged 5-12 under the instruction of artist and designer Palina Chavez. The exhibit is included with admission. 15080 Livingston Road, Naples. 239-514- 0084 or www.cmon.org.
Traveling Exhibit – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs welcomes the traveling exhibition “Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design” through Oct. 20. The exhibit brings together art and design with environmental science using artifacts, artworks, photography, films and interactive learning stations. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday Saturday. 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. ¦
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