2017-07-20 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


The Naples Players present “Sister Act: The Musical” through July 30 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. See review on page C10. The TNP KidzAct troupe repurposes the costumes, set and props to present a teen version of the rollicking comedy Aug. 4-6. 
VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Naples Players present “Sister Act: The Musical” through July 30 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. See review on page C10. The TNP KidzAct troupe repurposes the costumes, set and props to present a teen version of the rollicking comedy Aug. 4-6. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY THEATER

The Cocktail Hour – By The Studio Players July 21-Aug. 6 at the Golden Gate Community Center. 398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.com.

Sister Act: The Musical – By The Naples Players through July 30 at the Sugden Community Theater. The TNP KidzAct troupe presents a teen version of the show Aug. 4-6. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Mary Poppins – By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 12. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Right Bed, Wrong Husband - By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.


The Marco Players host singer-songwriter Ray Cerbone with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, July 24. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. The Marco Players host singer-songwriter Ray Cerbone with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, July 24. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Moon Over Buffalo – By CFABS Players through July 23 at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Hinman Auditorium. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Into the Woods – By students in Gulfshore Playhouse’s STAR Academy summer camp at 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

The Smell of the Kill – By Laboratory Theater of Florida Aug. 4-26. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or Laboratory- TheaterFlorida.com.

James & the Giant Peach – By KidzAct, the youth troupe of The Naples Players, Aug. 11-13 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 701 Fifth Ave. S. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Women in Jeopardy – By Theatre Conspiracy Aug. 11-26 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.artinlee.org.

THURSDAY7.20

For The Birds – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning center hosts a light breakfast and lecture about seabird restoration from 9-10:30 a.m. $10 for Friends of Rookery Bay members, $15 for others. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org.

Cast A Net – Learn to catch your own bait when Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park presents a class in the basic techniques of cast netting at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry fee. 596-6196 or www.floridastateparks.gov.


Electric Mud performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, on the lawn at Mercato. Free. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. Electric Mud performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, on the lawn at Mercato. Free. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. Third Thursday – Third Street South hosts live music by Steve Fentimann from 6-9 p.m. on the Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Plays on Screen – Silverspot Cinema screens the UK’s National Theatre Live production of “Angels in America, Part One: The Millenium Approaches,” the first installment of Tony Kushner’s two-part multi-award winning play, “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” at 7 p.m. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and the conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. $16.67. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net.

Pop-Up Dinner – Chef Derrick Fox, runner-up on Season 6 of “MasterChef,” creates a tasting menu for local foodies at 7 p.m. at Venue Naples. $95 per person, $145 to include wine pairings. 292- 1529 or www.venuenaples.com.

FRIDAY7.21

Free Stuff for Kids – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers free admission and themed programming to kids ages 12 and younger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday through summer. This week’s theme: Manatees! 300 Tower Road. 530-5977 or www.rookerybay.org.

Classic Film – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy screens “Swing Time” (1936) at 2 p.m. A performer and gambler travel to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. $6 for RA members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Hot Summer Nights – Collier County Sheriff’s Office hosts family fun with a bounce house, rock climbing wall, lawn and water games and more from 6-9 p.m. at McLeod Park in Everglades City. 774-4434 or www.colliersheriff.org.

SATURDAY7.22

To Market, To Market – Third Street South hosts a farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Limes and Coconuts – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a tropical fruit event with gardening demonstrations, tastings, lectures and tours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free with regular garden admission, though some experiences require an extra fee. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Funny Guy – Acclaimed comedian and actor Adam Ferrara (“Rescue Me,” “Nurse Jackie”) performs tonight and Sunday, July 23, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

SUNDAY7.23

Beach Baubles – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a talk about beach combing at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday through July. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

MONDAY7.24

The Duke – FGCU’s Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about John Wayne from 10-11:30 a.m. at the university’s Naples campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.

Film for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens “Any Day Now” (2012) at 7 p.m. In the 1970s, a gay couples fights to keep custody of an abandoned mentally handicapped teenager who comes to live under their roof. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players host singer-songwriter Ray Cerbone with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

TUESDAY7.25

Pup Patrol – Naples Botanical Garden welcomes friendly, leashed dogs to accompany their owners from 8-11 a.m. Free for member dogs, regular admission plus $9.95 for non-members and their pooches. Dog-walking hours are also from 3-5 p.m. Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Free Kids’ Film – Paragon Pavilion screens “Book of Life” at 10 a.m. today through Thursday, July 27. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com.

I Wish – Performers from Gulfshore Playhouse’s Teen Conservatory perform selections from Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” at 3 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. 650 Central Ave. 262- 4230 or www.collierlibrary.org.

Brother’s Keepers – The Center for Critical Thinking hosts a dinner and moderated discussion about what people owe each other in a democracy at 6 p.m. at Café Alfredo’s. $25. 2359 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 404-9521 or www.centerforcriticalthinking.com.

WEDNESDAY7.26

Lifelong Learning – Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture titled “The Herbarium of Southwestern Florida: The Hidden Secret of Naples Botanical Garden” from 10-11:15 a.m. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org.

Cruisin’ – Preferred Travel hosts a Crystal Cruises open house where guests can learn about the cruise line’s offerings from 1-5 p.m. 801 Laurel Oak Drive. (800) 523-3716 or ww.preferrednaples.com.

Hey, Ladies – The Center Bar at Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts Ladies’ Night from 4 p.m. to close with $5 house wine and margaritas and $3.50 well drinks. 26795 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. www.promenadeshops.com.

Jig Is Up – Traditional Irish musicians take the stage and kick up their heels at 7 p.m. at Riptide Brewing Company. 987 Third Ave. N. 228-6533 or www.riptidebrewingcompany.com.

Crystal Clear – The Gypsy Sea Witch hosts a crystal bowl meditation at 7 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. $15-$20, must pre-register at website. 754- 444- 9779 or www.thegypsyseawitch.com.

COMING UP

’SUP, Dudes – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a beginning paddle board lesson for ages 12 and up at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27. $15, reservations required. Equipment included. 431-0958 or www.naplesbeachadventures.com.

Art, Drink and Be Merry – Naples Art Association invites guests to enjoy wine while instructors help them complete an acrylic painting from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 27. $50. 585 Park St. 262- 6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Dancing Shoes – Learn how to dance backward in high heels when The Naples Players hold a dance class from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Sugden Community Theater. $30 for members, $55 for others. Must be at least 18 years old. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players welcome singer/songwriter Capt. Jac with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, July 31. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Total Eclipse – Headquarters Library hosts a presentation on the mechanics of the 2017 solar eclipse at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org.

Free Concert – Electric Mud performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players host singer/songwriters Pete Gallagher and Pat Barmore with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musicians and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Art Reception – Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts an opening reception for the exhibit “Over 80/Under 30” from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. Free, but donations welcome. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandarts.com.

Art Awards – Naples Art Association hosts an awards ceremony, reception and live music by Joel Osment for “Your Choice 2017,” the organization’s annual non-juried exhibition of member works, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11. The exhibition will hang through Sept. 29. $10. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Nature Film – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida screens Disneynature’s “Wings of Life” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug 12. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players present singer/songwriter Andy Wahlberg with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

For The Birds – Rookery Bay Environmental Learning center hosts a light breakfast and lecture about citizen science from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. $10 for members, $15 for others. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org.

Poetry and Piano – Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke and composer William Dawson Jr. present their original collaborations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Naples United Church of Christ. $40. 5200 Crayton Road. 646- 734-8179 or www.grandpianoseries.com.

SummerJazz on the Gulf – Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Gloria West and The Gents when the 32nd season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts continues from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Eurocentric – Opera Naples hosts a Eurofest celebration featuring Italian cuisine and music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Ristorante Ciao. $90 per person. 835- 4th Ave. S. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players hosts “Sawgrass” Cindy Hackney with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642- 7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Songwriter Showcase – The Marco Players presents singer/songwriter Joerey Ortiz with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642- 7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

Piano Concert – Pianist Bryan Wallick performs works by Liszt, Bach, Brahms and Albeniz from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Shangri-La Springs. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 646- 734-8179 or www.grandpianoseries.com.

Art, Drink and Be Merry – Naples Art Association invites guests to sip wine while instructors help them complete an acrylic painting from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. $50. 585 Park St. 262- 6517 or www.naplesart.org.

Free Concert – Rockin’ Horse performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

SummerJazz on the Gulf – Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Late Night Brass when the 32nd season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts concludes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com.

Free Film – Mercato screens “The Angry Birds Movie” (2016) on the lawn at sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 19. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the porkers are up to. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Nosh & Shop – Waterside Shops hosts the fifth annual Craving Fashion culinary and fashion event where guests can see the latest fashions available at retailers and enjoy bites from dozens of area restaurants from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Proceeds benefit United Way of Collier County. 598- 1605 or www.watersideshops.com.

Wicked Game – Rock ’n’ roll crooner Chris Isaak performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $43-$63. 481-4849 or www.bbmanpah.com.

Art ALIVE – The museums and studios of Naples Art District, located behind Airport Pulling and Pine Ridge Roads, open their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Over forty professional artists will showcase their recent works and demonstration their medium. Free. 596-5099 or www.naplesartdistrict.com.

Youth Day – Koreshan State Historic Site hosts Youth Empowerment Day with a fishing clinic, self-defense demonstrations, guided hikes and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.gov.

Free Film – Mercato screens “Legally Blonde” (2001) on the lawn at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Elle Woods follows her ex-boyfriend to law school and figures out there’s more to her than good looks. Free. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

How Does Your Garden Grow? – Naples Yard & Garden Show hosts vendors, horticultural experts, lectures and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Collier Extension Services. $5. 14700 Immokalee Road. 352-4800.

Boo Bash – Little ones can enjoy trick-or-treating, characters, jugglers and more from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Waterside Shops. $10, reservations required. Proceeds benefit Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. 598- 1605 or www.watersideshops.com.

Free Concert – The Appleseed Collective performs on the lawn at Mercato at from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. 254- 1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Southern Rock – The Marshall Tucker Band and Charlie Daniels Band both perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $55- $125. (800) 218- 0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

Rocking Chair – Humorist Jean Robertson, a 73-year-old Youtube star known for her witty speeches and observations, performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $29-$50. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

Free Film – Mercato screens “Moana” (2016) on the lawn at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Free Film – Mercato screens “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on the lawn at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.

Noble Ape – Comedian Jim Gaffigan performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at Germain Arena. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com. ¦

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