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August 2016

SWFL art entrepreneurs Mariapia Malerba and Leila Mesdaghi are the first artists to take part in a two-week artist residency program at Sun Peaks Center for Art and Sustainability in Colorado...

Cost: $0

Where:
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Website »

More information

Cemeteries are often thought of as a place of mourning, where one goes to remember those that have passed on. In reality however, cemeteries are also an important historical record that tell the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Naples Depot Museum
1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL  34102
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Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact Name: Naples Depot Museum
Website »

More information

This interactive exhibition features flat screen monitors showcasing events in the history of ART Network, the award-winning, student-operated television network now entering its 5th year at...

Cost: no admission charge

Where:
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234
View map »


Sponsor: Ringling College of Art & Design
Telephone: 941.359.7563
Contact Name: Laurel Bookhardt
Website »

More information

The Naples Art Association (www.NaplesArt.org) - a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239.262.6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

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We will be holding a poker run for one of our own, Shannon Jackson, daughter of Steve Amari, Marketing Manager at Blue Ridge H-D, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Registation will begin at...

Where:
Six Bends Harley Davidson
9501 Thunder Road
Fort Myers, FL
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Website »

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Allure Your Senses   Edgardo Carmona develops “likable characters that make Cartagena, Colombia, what it is” from multiple parts or structural elements. Since 2003, his artwork has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic River Disttict
1300 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
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Sponsor: Allure Luxury Condominiums
Telephone: 239-500-5294
Website »

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Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out on Sunday, August 21 from 4-6 p.m. This is a glassware event, you will paint and take home 2 wine glasses each.   Paint Nite invites you to...

Cost: $45

Where:
The French Press
5789 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 101
Cape Coral, FL  33914
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Sponsor: The French Press
Website »

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Kick back, enjoy a cold beverage and live music at Fathoms every Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and every Tuesday and Friday from 6-10 p.m. In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional...

Cost: No entry cost

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
View map »


Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
Website »

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The Heights Center is hosting a Hurricane Party & Rum Drink Competition on Sunday, August 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Heights Center, located at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. ...

Cost: $50 per person, VIP $100 per person

Where:
The Heights Center
15570 Hagie Drive
Fort Myers, FL  33908
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Sponsor: The Heights Foundation
Telephone: 239-482-7706
Contact Name: Karen Lesza
Website »

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The Fort Myers Derby Girls will be taking on the Tampa Bay Bruise Crew. Expect to see hard hits, fancy footwork, and fast paced jams. This is guaranteed to be the best Sunday night out for all ages...

Cost: $12 at door

Where:
Bamboozles
2095 Andrea Ln
Fort Myers, FL
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Website »

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The exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song, will be on display Tuesday, June 7 through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Contact the Museum for additional information at 239-263-9200, or visit Museum...

Where:
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7
Naples, FL
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Website »

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Sister Elizabeth Dunderstock makes some great cheesballs but she longs for more out of life. When she goes out on her own searching for greener pastures, she encounters llamas, breakfast burritos...

Cost: $24

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL
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Website »

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The Youth Theatre presents The Sound of Music Jr. When Maria proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval...

Where:
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
10150 Bonita Beach Road SE
Bonita Springs, FL
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Website »

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Tune-up those vocal chords! Edison Mall, Southwest Florida’s only enclosed and climate-controlled shopping destination in the Greater Fort Myers and Naples area, and Telemundo Fort Myers...

Cost: 0

Where:
Edison Mall - Dillard's Court
4125 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL  33901
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Telephone: 239-939-5464
Website »

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Steve Treviño is fast becoming one of the country’s hottest comics and the new voice for the 21st century Mexican American. Finding his way from a Hispanic upbringing in a small South...

Cost: $22

Where:
Off The Hook Comedy Club
2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL
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Website »

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SWFL art entrepreneurs Mariapia Malerba and Leila Mesdaghi are the first artists to take part in a two-week artist residency program at Sun Peaks Center for Art and Sustainability in Colorado...

Cost: $0

Where:
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Website »

More information

Your Choice 2016 Exhibition invites artists to submit any work of any theme of their choosing. Then, the awards will be based on votes from the viewing public. Join us for a celebration of choice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association - The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

More information

Cemeteries are often thought of as a place of mourning, where one goes to remember those that have passed on. In reality however, cemeteries are also an important historical record that tell the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Naples Depot Museum
1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL  34102
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Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact Name: Naples Depot Museum
Website »

More information

An allegory is a representation beyond the literal meaning of an object or character; symbolic figures, actions, imagery and/or events are used to convey a moral, spiritual and/or political...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Terraces at Bonita Springs
26455 S. Tamiami Trail
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
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Telephone: (239) 513-1122
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
Website »

More information

The Naples Art Association (www.NaplesArt.org) - a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239.262.6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

More information

This interactive exhibition features flat screen monitors showcasing events in the history of ART Network, the award-winning, student-operated television network now entering its 5th year at...

Cost: no admission charge

Where:
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234
View map »


Sponsor: Ringling College of Art & Design
Telephone: 941.359.7563
Contact Name: Laurel Bookhardt
Website »

More information

Allure Your Senses   Edgardo Carmona develops “likable characters that make Cartagena, Colombia, what it is” from multiple parts or structural elements. Since 2003, his artwork has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic River Disttict
1300 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Allure Luxury Condominiums
Telephone: 239-500-5294
Website »

More information

Enjoy Fathoms happy hour from 2-6 p.m. every Monday through Friday in beautiful Cape Harbour! In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional quality. The menu is a mix of cuisines...

Cost: Price varies

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
View map »


Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
Website »

More information

Gallery on Fifth at Mercato offers an evening gallery tour on Mondays at 6 pm that is designed to compliment our special exhibitions along with our collection of internationally known artists. ...

Cost: none

Where:
Gallery on Fifth at Mercato
9115 Strada Place, #5130
Naples, FL  34108
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Sponsor: Gallery on Fifth at Mercato
Telephone: 239 220 7503
Contact Name: Olga Arkangelskya
Website »

More information

The exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song, will be on display Tuesday, June 7 through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Contact the Museum for additional information at 239-263-9200, or visit Museum...

Where:
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7
Naples, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SWFL art entrepreneurs Mariapia Malerba and Leila Mesdaghi are the first artists to take part in a two-week artist residency program at Sun Peaks Center for Art and Sustainability in Colorado...

Cost: $0

Where:
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Website »

More information

Your Choice 2016 Exhibition invites artists to submit any work of any theme of their choosing. Then, the awards will be based on votes from the viewing public. Join us for a celebration of choice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association - The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

More information

Cemeteries are often thought of as a place of mourning, where one goes to remember those that have passed on. In reality however, cemeteries are also an important historical record that tell the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Naples Depot Museum
1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact Name: Naples Depot Museum
Website »

More information

Learn about Shell Point's signature Lifestyle with Lifecare, followed by a narrated bus tour that will showcase the community's resort-style retirement options and amenities. Admission to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Shell Point Retirement Community
14441 Woodsong Lane
Fort Myers, FL  33908
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More information

Join renown Lee Hammond, Rookery Bay Reserve’s Artist in Residence, for an art program this summer and explore the magic of drawing and painting.  Hammond has been a professional artist...

Cost: 160.00

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

More information

This interactive exhibition features flat screen monitors showcasing events in the history of ART Network, the award-winning, student-operated television network now entering its 5th year at...

Cost: no admission charge

Where:
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234
View map »


Sponsor: Ringling College of Art & Design
Telephone: 941.359.7563
Contact Name: Laurel Bookhardt
Website »

More information

A commercially successful and lauded filmmaker, Wilder used his experiences as an émigré from Germany under Hitler to create classic films such as Some Like It Hot, The Apartment,...

Cost: $250/annual membership; $125/seasonal membership; $25/single class lecture

Where:
Arbor Trace
1000 Arbor Lake Dr.
Naples, FL  34110
View map »


Telephone: (239) 513-1122
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
Website »

More information

The Naples Art Association (www.NaplesArt.org) - a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239.262.6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

More information

Allure Your Senses   Edgardo Carmona develops “likable characters that make Cartagena, Colombia, what it is” from multiple parts or structural elements. Since 2003, his artwork has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic River Disttict
1300 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Allure Luxury Condominiums
Telephone: 239-500-5294
Website »

More information

While Henry Flagler was building his railway empire along Florida’s east coast, intrepid investors and businessmen were clearing the wilderness to connect port cities and frontier settlements...

Cost: $250/annual membership; $125/seasonal membership; $25/single class lecture

Where:
Hodges University Naples Campus
2647 Professional Way
Naples, FL  34119
View map »


Telephone: (239) 513-1122
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
Website »

More information

Enjoy Fathoms happy hour from 2-6 p.m. every Monday through Friday in beautiful Cape Harbour! In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional quality. The menu is a mix of cuisines...

Cost: Price varies

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
View map »


Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
Website »

More information

The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University is offering a free two-hour session each week to provide adult learners* an opportunity to practice speaking Spanish with native speaking facilitators....

Cost: Free

Where:
Hodges University Naples Campus
2647 Professional Way
Naples, FL  34119
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Telephone: (239) 513-1122
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
Website »

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NEW Evening Open Painting.  Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We welcome everyone to bring in a project and paint along with our members.  It's a great opportunity to meet fellow...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Art League of Ft. Myers
1451 Monroe St.
Ft. Myers, FL  33902
View map »


Sponsor: Art League of Ft. Myers
Telephone: 239-275-3970
Contact Name: Art League of Ft. Myers
Website »

More information

Kick back, enjoy a cold beverage and live music at Fathoms every Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and every Tuesday and Friday from 6-10 p.m. In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional...

Cost: No entry cost

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
View map »


Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
Website »

More information

Dolce Vita Dance Co. Offers Beginner Salsa Classes every Tuesday at our Ft. Myers Location 7pm (12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33919) and Every Thursday at our Naples location 8pm (3285 Pine...

Cost: $20 walk in or see our website for discounts!

Where:
Naples and Fort Myers Locations
, FL


Sponsor: Dolce Vita Dance Company
Telephone: 484-680-0693
Contact Name: Christina tully
Website »

More information

The exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song, will be on display Tuesday, June 7 through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Contact the Museum for additional information at 239-263-9200, or visit Museum...

Where:
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7
Naples, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

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Show Less...

Your Choice 2016 Exhibition invites artists to submit any work of any theme of their choosing. Then, the awards will be based on votes from the viewing public. Join us for a celebration of choice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association - The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

More information

See the forest through the boardwalk's 12 Landmark Cypress trees. Learn about the trees' natural history and timeworn character.     Ancient Forest Tours are 9...

Cost: $25

Where:
Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Rd
Naples, FL  34120
View map »

More information

Cemeteries are often thought of as a place of mourning, where one goes to remember those that have passed on. In reality however, cemeteries are also an important historical record that tell the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Naples Depot Museum
1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact Name: Naples Depot Museum
Website »

More information

We have some good news to share with all of you who expressed interest and signed up for our Arthrex Field Trip. Since Arthrex is still undergoing construction, we will be unable to visit the...

Cost: Free

Where:
, FL


Telephone: (239) 513-1122
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
Website »

More information

Join renown Lee Hammond, Rookery Bay Reserve’s Artist in Residence, for an art program this summer and explore the magic of drawing and painting.  Hammond has been a professional artist...

Cost: 160.00

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

More information

Walking tours of the Naples Historic District.  Reservations Required.(239)261/8164

Cost: $16/Person, $10/Members

Where:
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Contact Name: Jean McPhail
Website »

More information

The Naples Art Association (www.NaplesArt.org) - a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239.262.6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

More information

This interactive exhibition features flat screen monitors showcasing events in the history of ART Network, the award-winning, student-operated television network now entering its 5th year at...

Cost: no admission charge

Where:
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234
View map »


Sponsor: Ringling College of Art & Design
Telephone: 941.359.7563
Contact Name: Laurel Bookhardt
Website »

More information

Allure Your Senses   Edgardo Carmona develops “likable characters that make Cartagena, Colombia, what it is” from multiple parts or structural elements. Since 2003, his artwork has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic River Disttict
1300 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Allure Luxury Condominiums
Telephone: 239-500-5294
Website »

More information

Enjoy half priced pizza at Fathoms all day every Wednesday! In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional quality. The menu is a mix of cuisines all perfectly prepared and offers...

Cost: Price varies

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
View map »


Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
Website »

More information

Enjoy Fathoms happy hour from 2-6 p.m. every Monday through Friday in beautiful Cape Harbour! In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional quality. The menu is a mix of cuisines...

Cost: Price varies

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
View map »


Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
Website »

More information

FORT MYERS, Fla. – April 28, 2016 – Planning for this year’s Love That Dress!8 fundraising event, benefiting PACE Center for Girls of Lee...

Cost: $10

Where:
Embassy Suites Estero
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Estero , FL  33928
View map »


Sponsor: PACE Center for Girls
Contact Name: Allyson Ross
Website »

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Every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., join us at The French Press for Open Mic Night! The French Press offers a friendly and relaxed ambience for customers to enjoy the finest coffee, fresh...

Cost: No entry cost

Where:
The French Press
5789 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 101
Cape Coral, FL  33914
View map »


Sponsor: The French Press
Telephone: 239-542-0212
Website »

More information

The exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song, will be on display Tuesday, June 7 through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Contact the Museum for additional information at 239-263-9200, or visit Museum...

Where:
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7
Naples, FL
View map »


Website »

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Join us in historic Everglades City for the annual Blessing of the Boats by local pastors. Stone crab season starts on October 15 and there will be a raffle for the first 5lbs of claws...

Cost: free

Where:
Rod & Gun Club
200 Riverside Drive
Everglades City, FL  34139
View map »


Sponsor: Everglades Society for Historic Preservation
Telephone: 239-695-2905
Contact Name: Marya Repko
Website »

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Join us on Thursday, August 25th for a Business Before Business at the Bonita Springs YMCA. Come network and build relationships with local professionals while...

Cost: $10 for members, $15 at the door, and $40 for future members

Where:
YMCA of Bonita Springs
27200 Kent Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Website »

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The Blue Zones Project® is recruiting Ambassadors to help lead our efforts to improve the health and well-being of the community. We want you to join us!  Who can be an Ambassador? Anyone who is...

Cost: Free of Cost

Where:
Finemark Bank and Trust
10010 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Sponsor: Blue Zones Project
Telephone: 239-624-2312
Contact Name: Kate Walter
Website »

More information

Cemeteries are often thought of as a place of mourning, where one goes to remember those that have passed on. In reality however, cemeteries are also an important historical record that tell the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Naples Depot Museum
1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact Name: Naples Depot Museum
Website »

More information

Your Choice 2016 Exhibition invites artists to submit any work of any theme of their choosing. Then, the awards will be based on votes from the viewing public. Join us for a celebration of choice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association - The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

More information

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is seeking nominations for their newly created Ooh La La “Legacy Ladies” program.   The new recognition program, designed by sisters and co-owners...

Cost: $0

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
Naples, FL
View map »

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This interactive exhibition features flat screen monitors showcasing events in the history of ART Network, the award-winning, student-operated television network now entering its 5th year at...

Cost: no admission charge

Where:
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234
View map »


Sponsor: Ringling College of Art & Design
Telephone: 941.359.7563
Contact Name: Laurel Bookhardt
Website »

More information

The Little Explorers Pre-K programs provide the youngest visitors  the opportunity to explore nature and discover amazing animals through multi-sensory, interactive activities, stories, and...

Cost: Free with price of admission

Where:
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: PNC
Website »

More information

The Naples Art Association (www.NaplesArt.org) - a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239.262.6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

More information

Join us for Rico Taco Thursdays, when diners enjoy authentic Mexican tacos and a margarita for just $9.99 all day. In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional quality. The menu...

Cost: $9.99

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
View map »


Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
Website »

More information

Allure Your Senses   Edgardo Carmona develops “likable characters that make Cartagena, Colombia, what it is” from multiple parts or structural elements. Since 2003, his artwork has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic River Disttict
1300 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Allure Luxury Condominiums
Telephone: 239-500-5294
Website »

More information

The nude is the most enduring subject in art and has been so for thousands of years. We will examine the history of nudes in sculpture and painting throughout the centuries. Presenter: Dottie...

Cost: $250/annual membership; $125/seasonal membership; $25/single class lecture

Where:
Hodges University Naples Campus
2647 Professional Way
Naples, FL  34119
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Telephone: (239) 513-1122
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
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Enjoy Fathoms happy hour from 2-6 p.m. every Monday through Friday in beautiful Cape Harbour! In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional quality. The menu is a mix of cuisines...

Cost: Price varies

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
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Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
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Join us as Theatre Zone’s artist director dives into great American Musical tradition. This lecture will discuss how the American musical came out of Vaudeville, the Yiddish Theatre of...

Cost: $250/annual membership; $125/seasonal membership; $25/single class lecture

Where:
Arbor Trace
1000 Arbor Lake Dr.
Naples, FL  34110
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Telephone: (239) 513-1122
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
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Thursday, August 25, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. The Power of Color: Meaning and Symbolism     Jamie Golob       What is your favorite color? Pull back...

Cost: Free

Where:
Terracina Grand
6825 Davis Blvd
Naples, FL  34104
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Telephone: (239) 598-6143
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
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  21 Spices by Chef Asif will partner with Cigars in Paradise to offer a monthly Cigars and Cocktails Night. The event will feature the restaurant's happy hour menu, drink...

Cost: no cover

Where:
21 Spices by Chef Asif
4270 Tamiami Trail East
Ste 21
Naples, FL  34112
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Sponsor: Cigars in Paradise / 21 Spices by Chef Asif
Telephone: 239-919-8830
Contact Name: Dimitrios Settos
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Ladies, join us to eat, drink, and get styled for a night dedicated to you at Fathoms Restaurant and Bar on Thursday, August 25, from 6-10 p.m. For every Ladies Night, our chefs prepare a unique...

Cost: $25

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr #106
Cape Coral, FL  33914
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Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123

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Dolce Vita Dance Co. Offers Beginner Salsa Classes every Tuesday at our Ft. Myers Location 7pm (12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33919) and Every Thursday at our Naples location 8pm (3285 Pine...

Cost: $20 walk in or see our website for discounts!

Where:
Naples and Fort Myers Locations
, FL


Sponsor: Dolce Vita Dance Company
Telephone: 484-680-0693
Contact Name: Christina tully
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Nir Kabaretti, conductor Noah Waddell, piano Bloch:Concerto Grosso No. 1 Gerald Finzi: Eclogue for Piano and Strings Op. 10 Joseph Haydn: Piano Concerto in D...

Cost: $30

Where:
Shell Point Village Church
15100 Shell Point Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33908
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Join us every Thursday evening from 7:30 - 9:00 for painting fun led by Cynthia Louis.  Cost is $35 and includes all supplies.  New paintings every week.  Call the Art League of Ft....

Cost: $35

Where:
Art League of Ft. Myers
1451 Monroe St.
Ft. Myers, FL  33919
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Sponsor: Art League of Ft. Myers
Telephone: 412-519-4022
Contact Name: Jackie Holdsworth
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Join the Southwest Florida Symphony and Maestro Nir Kabaretti as they kick off their 56th season a few months early at this “Summer Staycation” concert, featuring Mozart's Eine...

Cost: $25

Where:
Shell Point Retirement Community-Village Church
15100 Shell Point Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33908
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The Art League a weekly open painting in the evenings.  Open painting starts Jan. 19, 2016 and will run every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We welcome anyone to bring in a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Art League of Ft. Myers
1451 Monroe St.
Ft. Myers, FL  33902
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Sponsor: Art League of Ft. Myers
Telephone: 275-397-0
Contact Name: Art League of Ft. Myers
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Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Events, showcasing the best art and poetry Southwest Florida has to offer. Artwork of every media is represented as well as music, spoken...

Cost: $10

Where:
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
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Currently, Heather can be heard weekly on her sensational new podcast “Juicy Scoop” on PodcastOne.Every week, Heather holds nothing back and gets the most surprising, scandalous, and...

Cost: $22

Where:
Off The Hook Comedy Club
2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL
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The exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song, will be on display Tuesday, June 7 through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Contact the Museum for additional information at 239-263-9200, or visit Museum...

Where:
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7
Naples, FL
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Some people like to read books. Chris Gorges likes to read crowds. He has the ability to relate to his audience. His interactive style gets the crowd going and with his wide range of material,...

Cost: $15

Where:
Laugh In Comedy Club
8595 College Parkway #270
Fort Myers, AL
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Cemeteries are often thought of as a place of mourning, where one goes to remember those that have passed on. In reality however, cemeteries are also an important historical record that tell the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Naples Depot Museum
1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL  34102
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Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact Name: Naples Depot Museum
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Your Choice 2016 Exhibition invites artists to submit any work of any theme of their choosing. Then, the awards will be based on votes from the viewing public. Join us for a celebration of choice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association - The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
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Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
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Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is seeking nominations for their newly created Ooh La La “Legacy Ladies” program.   The new recognition program, designed by sisters and co-owners...

Cost: $0

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
Naples, FL
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The Naples Art Association (www.NaplesArt.org) - a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
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Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239.262.6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
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This interactive exhibition features flat screen monitors showcasing events in the history of ART Network, the award-winning, student-operated television network now entering its 5th year at...

Cost: no admission charge

Where:
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234
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Sponsor: Ringling College of Art & Design
Telephone: 941.359.7563
Contact Name: Laurel Bookhardt
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Allure Your Senses   Edgardo Carmona develops “likable characters that make Cartagena, Colombia, what it is” from multiple parts or structural elements. Since 2003, his artwork has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic River Disttict
1300 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
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Sponsor: Allure Luxury Condominiums
Telephone: 239-500-5294
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Take a guided tour of the Gordon River aboard one of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s famous electric boats and stop for lunch at Jack’s River Bar, located within Naples Harbor....

Cost: General admission: Adults $12.95; Children ages 3-12; Under 2 Free

Where:
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL  34102
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Enjoy Fathoms happy hour from 2-6 p.m. every Monday through Friday in beautiful Cape Harbour! In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional quality. The menu is a mix of cuisines...

Cost: Price varies

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
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Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
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Kick back, enjoy a cold beverage and live music at Fathoms every Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and every Tuesday and Friday from 6-10 p.m. In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional...

Cost: No entry cost

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr
Unit 108
Cape Coral, FL  33914
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Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
Telephone: (239) 542-0123
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The Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee County's professional orchestra and one of the oldest symphony orchestras on Florida's gulf coast, kicks off its 56th season a few months early with its...

Where:
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL
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Some people like to read books. Chris Gorges likes to read crowds. He has the ability to relate to his audience. His interactive style gets the crowd going and with his wide range of material,...

Cost: $15

Where:
Laugh In Comedy Club
8595 College Parkway #270
Fort Myers, AL
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Currently, Heather can be heard weekly on her sensational new podcast “Juicy Scoop” on PodcastOne.Every week, Heather holds nothing back and gets the most surprising, scandalous, and...

Cost: $22

Where:
Off The Hook Comedy Club
2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL
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The exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song, will be on display Tuesday, June 7 through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Contact the Museum for additional information at 239-263-9200, or visit Museum...

Where:
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7
Naples, FL
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Sister Elizabeth Dunderstock makes some great cheesballs but she longs for more out of life. When she goes out on her own searching for greener pastures, she encounters llamas, breakfast burritos...

Cost: $24

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL
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For the freshest local produce, foods, flowers, soaps, handmade items, and more - and the best people watching.  Bring the family and the dog as you stroll through nearly 50 vendors selling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Third Street South
245 13th Ave S
Naples, FL  34102
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Come join us at the Farmer’s Market every Saturday at Fathoms! Enjoy our famous Bloody Mary’s from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. In Fathoms you will find casual modern ambience and exceptional...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar
5785 Cape Harbour Dr #106
Cape Coral, FL  33914
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Sponsor: Fathoms Restaurant and Bar

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Cemeteries are often thought of as a place of mourning, where one goes to remember those that have passed on. In reality however, cemeteries are also an important historical record that tell the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Naples Depot Museum
1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL  34102
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Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact Name: Naples Depot Museum
Website »

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Your Choice 2016 Exhibition invites artists to submit any work of any theme of their choosing. Then, the awards will be based on votes from the viewing public. Join us for a celebration of choice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association - The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
Website »

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Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is seeking nominations for their newly created Ooh La La “Legacy Ladies” program.   The new recognition program, designed by sisters and co-owners...

Cost: $0

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
Naples, FL
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The Naples Art Association (www.NaplesArt.org) - a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand cultural opportunities, broaden education, and enrich Southwest Florida through the visual arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples, FL  34102
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Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239.262.6517
Contact Name: Aimee Schlehr
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KIDS DAY Saturday, August 27 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in MundoMax Playland Kids from toddlers to twelve are invited to participate in fun activities. Kids will receive a free slice of pizza from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd
, FL  33928
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Sponsor: Miromar Outlets
Telephone: 239-948-3766
Contact Name: Ellen Schiffer
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This interactive exhibition features flat screen monitors showcasing events in the history of ART Network, the award-winning, student-operated television network now entering its 5th year at...

Cost: no admission charge

Where:
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234
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Sponsor: Ringling College of Art & Design
Telephone: 941.359.7563
Contact Name: Laurel Bookhardt
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Beginning July 30, come explore all five Collier County Museums while hunting elusive Pokémon. Each museum branch will provide lure modules from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with other Pokémon themed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Immokalee Pioneer Museum
1215 Roberts Ave
Immokalee, FL  34142
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Sponsor: Collier County Museums
Telephone: 239-658-2466
Contact Name: Immokalee Pioneer Museum
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Allure Your Senses   Edgardo Carmona develops “likable characters that make Cartagena, Colombia, what it is” from multiple parts or structural elements. Since 2003, his artwork has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic River Disttict
1300 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL  33901
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Sponsor: Allure Luxury Condominiums
Telephone: 239-500-5294
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The Dali & Beyond Film Series features an eclectic selection of films – both familiar and fantastic – with monthly themes ranging from horror, experimental, and psychological to kid-friendly...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Dali Museum
1 Dali Blvd
1 Dali Blvd, FL  33701
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Telephone: 727-823-3767
Contact Name: Christa Kootz
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Paradise Wine Open House Wine Tastings, 3-5 p.m. on the fourth Saturday year-round, offer a relaxing afternoon and opportunity to discover new favorite vintages among more than 50 fabulous...

Where:
Paradise Wine
8965 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL
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Square One Improv puts you in the driver’s seat for a hilarious, completely improvised performance! Every show is different because it’s based on your suggestions, including...

Where:
The Marco Players
Marco Island Town Center Mall
Marco Island, FL
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The "Shower of Stars" Tribute show featuring Kim Romine, Dave Romine and Chris Long performing as Barbra Streisand, Elvis, Neil Diamond, the BeeGees and others.

Where:
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
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The exhibit, Calypso: Wartime Through Song, will be on display Tuesday, June 7 through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Contact the Museum for additional information at 239-263-9200, or visit Museum...

Where:
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7
Naples, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Sister Elizabeth Dunderstock makes some great cheesballs but she longs for more out of life. When she goes out on her own searching for greener pastures, she encounters llamas, breakfast burritos...

Cost: $24

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Currently, Heather can be heard weekly on her sensational new podcast “Juicy Scoop” on PodcastOne.Every week, Heather holds nothing back and gets the most surprising, scandalous, and...

Cost: $22

Where:
Off The Hook Comedy Club
2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Some people like to read books. Chris Gorges likes to read crowds. He has the ability to relate to his audience. His interactive style gets the crowd going and with his wide range of material,...

Cost: $15

Where:
Laugh In Comedy Club
8595 College Parkway #270
Fort Myers, AL
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