December 18, 2014

Calendar

Art

Naples Museum of Art. On view through Jan. 30: Amazing Men: Photographs by Joyce Tenneson of Men 60 and Over. Also continuing on view, through April 3: Victor Vasarely: Founder of Op Art. Opening Jan. 7 to run through April 3: American Women: A Selection From the National Portrait Gallery. Information: 597-1900.

Phil Galleries. Through July 31, the galleries display The Grand Tour in Miniature, highlighting British royalty. Information: 597-1900.

Naples Downtown New Year's Art Festival. An outdoor fine art show, food court, music and more, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 1 and 2. Information: 435-3742.

Phillips Gallery. Paradise, a juried theme show, runs Jan. 5-31, with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 8. Information: 395-0900.

Alliance for the Arts. Paintings by Connie Maas of Sanibel and Diana Rutherford of Matlacha are on view Jan. 7-28. Also this month: silent and live art auctions and a Jazz Alliance concert, both Jan. 29. Information: 939-2787.

Art League of Bonita Springs Center for the Arts. The annual Juried Members Exhibition takes place Jan. 7-21. Coming Jan. 26- Feb. 3: the Southwest Florida Pastel Society Presents, and the News-Press Photographer's Exhibition. Information: 495-8989.

Cape Coral Arts Studio. A retrospective of the paintings of Cynthia Egan fills the studio Jan. 7-28, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Also this month: A Fine Craft Bash, Jan. 22. Information: 574-0802.

Von Liebig Art Center. The center presents Josette Urso: Circle Collage, Jan. 8-Feb. 27. Information: 262-6517.

Eckert Fine Art. Replacing the previously announced Julian Stanczak exhibition is Timeless: An Eclectic Collection Spanning Two Centuries. Artists included are Turner, Renoir, Moore, Appel and Stanczak. On view Jan. 8-30. Information: 261-1100.

Bonita Springs National Art Festival. This year's fest is set for Jan. 15-16 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay; call 495-8989 for more info.

Art League of Marco Island. The winter arts and crafts show, open to members only, takes place Jan. 22 and 23. Also this month: South of the Border, Jan. 9-26, featuring artists Lina Amashta, Christina Lyon, Danie Sierra and Oswaldo Venture; and Tea for Two-Table for Two, featuring work from the Art League Clay Guild, Terry Hunt, Ida Pauken, Rinny Ryan and Daniel Gomez, opening Jan. 30. Information: 394-4221.

Gardner-Colby Gallery. Artists Ken Otsuka, Robert Stark, James Kerr and William Storck examine Water Works in an exhibition opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Information: 403-7012.

Marianne Friedland Gallery. Friedel Dzubas: Five Decades of Painting opens Jan. 27 and continues through Feb. 9. Information: 262-3484.

Benefits

Love of Bonita Annual Dinner. This Bonita Springs Community Foundation fund raiser takes place Jan. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point; call 274-5900 for ticket info.

Fashion Pizzazz Three. A fashion show/luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Hideaway Beach Club, Marco Island, benefits the Wishing Well Foundation. Tickets $50; call 213-0397.

Celebration of Philanthropy. An awards luncheon for the Community Foundation of Collier County happens Jan. 18 at the Grey Oaks Country Club. For tickets ($125), call 649-5000.

Symphony Ball. It's an Opulent Opus Affair for the Southwest Florida Symphony's third annual ball Jan. 22 at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa. For ticket info, call 418-1500.

Academy of Excellence and Achievement Awards. A Boys and Girls Clubs of Collier County celebration is set for Jan. 23 at the Sugden. Tickets $200; call 430-1562.

Chops City Ball. Make-A-Wish Foundation friends will head to the Yabba Island Grill on Jan. 26 for this dinner; tickets $250. Call 992-9474.

Beautiful Mind-Beautiful Heart. Come hear keynote speaker Ben Stein and honor David Lawrence Foundation supporter Michael Morris at this dinner-auction to benefit the foundation Jan. 27 at the Registry. Tickets are $400; call 354-1434.

Beaux Arts Masque Ball. Consider donning a clever mask along with your black tie for this Art League of Bonita Springs party, which includes dinner, dancing and auctions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Registry. Tickets $225; call 495-8989.

Cattle Barons' Ball. Think Texas-style for this American Cancer Society Collier County shindig set for Jan. 29 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets $250 each; call 261-0337.

Cattle Barons' Ball. And the same goes for this party to benefit the ACS' Lee County chapter, Jan. 29 at Chico's World Headquarters in Fort Myers. For tickets call 936-1113, ext. 115.

Learning Connection of Naples. Come enjoy a buffet dinner, silent auction and performance of Anything Goes, Jan. 29 at the Naples Dinner Theatre and benefit this group, which helps both kids and adults with various learning needs. Tickets $125; call 649-0501.

Pet Lover's Ball. There are many of us, and at least some will be gathering Jan. 29 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club for this Humane Society of Collier Co. event. Tickets are $200; call 643-1555.

Comedy

The Comedians. Dick Cavett hosts an evening of comedy featuring Bill Dana, Mort Sahl, Shelley Berman, Dick Gregory and Professor Irwin Corey, at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Phil. Information: 597-1900.

Dance

Miami City Ballet. The MCB presents the classic Coppelia at 8 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 at the Phil. Also onstage: Nine Sinatra Songs at 8 p.m. Jan. 27, along with Paul Taylor's Piazolla Caldera and Trey McIntyre's The Reassuring Effects of Form and Poetry. Information: 597-1900.

Moiseyev Dance Company. The revered Russian company presents an evening of folk dance and showmanship at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Phil. Information: 597-1900.

American Ballet Theatre Studio. Young dancers from ABT perform Jan. 29 at BigArts. Information: 395-0900.

Miscellaneous

Lalique Jewelry Trunk Show. This event from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Naples showroom of Robb & Stucky includes appetizers and a special viewing of fine glass jewelry. Information: 261-3969, ext. 219.

Collier County Museum. The Maple Leaf: An American Civil War Shipwreck offers artifacts recovered from a Union Army transport ship, a reproduction of the torpedo that sank it, photographs and more, Jan. 10- March 31. Information: 774-8476.

Evening on Fifth. Entertainment, shopping and more from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 13 on Naples Main Street. Information: 435-3742.

Gulfshore Chapter of Brandeis University National Women's Comm-ittee Book Sale. Books on everything for everybody, on sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 17, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18, at the Naples Bath and Tennis Club, to benefit medical research at the Rosenstiel Medical Research Center. Information: 592-1217.

Southwest Florida Birding Festival. A brand-new event for bird lovers, set for the weekend of Jan. 21 and 22 at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. There will be presentations on birds, guided trips, booths and activities for kids as well. For information call 417-6310.

Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats. Tumbling, juggling and other amazing feats at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at BigArts. Information: 395-0900.

Music

Salute to Vienna. A New Year's celebration, Viennese style, at 8 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Barbara B. Mann. Information: 481-4849.

Dukes of Dixieland. Jazz from New Orleans at 8 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Phil. Information: 597-1900.

Concerts with Commentary. Pianist Ruth Laredo explores The Russian Spirit through pieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Prokofiev, at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Phil's Daniels Pavilion. Information: 597-1900.

Roberto Plano. Pianist Plano performs classical compositions, Jan. 6 at BigArts. Information: 395-0900.

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Swinging sounds from yesteryear at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Barbara B. Mann. Information: 481-4849.

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. French Masters presents works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Bizet, with guest violinist Ilya Kaler, at 8 p.m. Jan. 6-8 at the Phil. Information: 597-1900.

Southwest Florida Symphony. Majestic Nights presents guest pianist Toby Blumenthal, with Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and Bach's Piano Concerto in A Major on the program, Jan. 7 and 8 at the Barbara B. Mann. Also this month, the symphony offers The Pied Piper & Other Tales, at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Faith Presbyterian in Cape Coral and 3 p.m. Jan. 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Myers. Information: 418-1500.

Ann Rabson and Grey Piccolo. The duo brings jazz sounds to BigArts, Jan. 8. Information: 395-0900.

Gulf Coast Symphony. The orchestra presents A Cole Porter Celebration, 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Barbara B. Mann. Information: 481-4849.

Community Concerts. Opera Verdi Europa presents Carmen at 7:30 p.m. Jan.11 at the Barbara B. Mann. Information: 481-4849.

Dmitri Belinsky. Violinist Belinsky performs Jan. 13 at BigArts. Information: 395-0900.

Neil Sedaka. Veteran pop songwriter Sedaka returns to the Barbara B. Mann, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Information: 481-4849.

Over the Rainbow. Faith Prince, Tom Wopat, Loston Harris and Barbara Morrison take a trip skyward through the songs of Harold Arlen, at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Phil. Information: 597-1900.

Community Concerts. The Prague Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Barbara B. Mann. Information: 481-4849.

Glenn Miller Orchestra. Musical memories, at 4 and 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at BigArts. Information: 395-0900.

The Barber of Seville. Rossini's comic opera arrives at the Phil in a production from Teatro Lirico D'Europa, at 8 p.m. Jan. 15. Information: 597-1900.

Classic Chamber Concerts. Joining the Philadelphia Piano Quartet for concerts featuring Brilliant Brass are Alice Render and Dale Clevenger. At 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Edison College, 8 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 at the Sugden. Also this month: Silvery Sounds, with guitarist Steve Uscher, flutist Erin Lesser and the quartet, at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at Edison. Information: 434-8505.

Naples Concert Band. This month's free concert takes place at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 in Cambier Park (in case of rain, Gulf Coast High). Information: 263-9521.

Naples Music Club. Friends of the club perform in a mixed instrument recital at 3 p.m. Jan. 16 at the First United Methodist Church. Information: 513-0180.

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Pops. Conductor Jeff Tyzik leads the musicians in selections that say Hooray for Hollywood! At 8 p.m. Jan. 18-22 and 2 p.m. Jan. 22-23 at the Phil. Information: 597-1900.

I Musici De Montreal Chamber Orchestra. In concert Jan. 20 at BigArts. Information: 395-0900.

Woody Herman Orchestra. That "Thundering Herd," now under the direction of Frank Tiberi, stomps into the Phil at 8 p.m. Jan. 23. Information: 597-1900.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Guitarist Thomas Koch and pianist Adam Kent team up to present an evening of Romance de Espana Jan. 23 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. Information: 625-5996.

John Davidson. The singer-actor entertains at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Jan. 23 and 24. Information: 278-4422.

Patti LuPone. LuPone brings her new show, The Lady With the Torch, to the Phil. It's an evening of torch songs by such masters as Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and the Gershwins. At 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Information: 597-1900.

Naples Philharmonic Reaching Out. Isn't It Romantic? features works by those romantic composers Schumann and Mendelssohn, at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Information: 597-1900.

Bernadette Peters. Peters brings the best of Broadway to the Phil at 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Information: 597-1900.

Sports

Florida Everblades. The home team plays at Germain Arena against the Charlotte Checkers (Jan. 1), the Greensboro Generals (Jan. 14 and 15), the Mississippi Sea Wolves (Jan. 18), the Gwinnett Gladiators (Jan. 21 and 22) and the Louisiana Ice Gators (Jan. 28 and 29). Information: 948-PUCK (7825).

Talks

Critic's Choice. Anne Tyler's The Amateur Marriage is the book under discussion by Elaine Newton at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 6, and 10 a.m. Jan. 8, in the Phil's Daniels Pavilion. Information: 597-1900.

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Len Messineo presents Exotic Everglades at 7 pm. Jan. 13. Information: 417-6310.

Peter Benchley. Author and conservationist Benchley speaks on Vanishing Giants: The Endangered Predators of the Sea, to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. At 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Gulf Coast High, 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at Bishop Verot High in Fort Myers. Information: 403-4216.

Naples/Fort Myers Town Hall Lecture Series. Irish tenor Ronan Tynan appears Jan. 21 at the Registry. Information: 261-6524.

Quest Educational Foundation Speaker Series. The series presents Paul Bremer at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Ritz-Carlton. Information: 403-7174.

Planned Parenthood of Collier County 30th Anniversary Celebration. Feminist leader and journalist Gloria Steinem speaks Feb. 1 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and lecture at 6:30 p.m. Information: 262-8923, ext. 5.

Theater

Victor, Victoria. NDT's Barry Marcus stars as Toddy in this gender-bender musical, onstage through Jan. 23 at Naples Dinner Theatre. Information: 514-7827.

42nd Street. Those tapping feet are continuing to make noise in the all-time classic backstage musical, through Feb. 19 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Information: 278-4422.

Anton in Show Business. A frequently very funny look at an acting company trying to present a production of Chekhov's Three Sisters, running Jan. 6-22 in a Theatre Conspiracy offering at the Foulds Theatre. Information: 936-3239.

Cruisin' and Croonin'. A nostalgic musical revue in a Marco Players production, with evening performances Jan. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22; matinees Jan. 9, 16 and 23. Information: 642-7270.

Murder at the Howard Johnson's. What happens when marital infidelity and attempted murder are played for laughs? Find out Jan. 7-16 at the Cultural Park Theatre in Cape Coral. Information: 772-5862.

Golf with Alan Shepard. A Southwest Florida premiere of this play by Carter W. Lewis, about four retired-but not retiring-friends playing 18 holes. Onstage Jan. 7-30 at Florida Repertory Theatre. Information: 332-4488.

Smokey Joe's Café. The many hits of Lieber and Stoller (Hound Dog, Stand By Me) get a rousing revival in this show, onstage at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Barbara B. Mann. Information: 481-4849.

The Sexy Sixties. Take a trip back a few decades in this cabaret show, running for selected dates Jan. 10-April 18 at the Naples Dinner Theatre. Information: 514-7827.

Proof. David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winner about a young female mathematician haunted by memories of her late father, onstage Jan. 12-Feb. 5 at the Naples Players Blackburn Hall, Sugden Theatre. Information: 263-7990.

Forever Plaid. A musical foursome returns once more from beyond the grave for their really big show, Jan. 13-April 2 at the Off Broadway Palm. Information: 278-4422.

Come Fly With Me. A tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, onstage Jan. 13-March 5 at the Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel. Information: 472-6868.

Movin' Out. The Billy Joel-Twyla Tharp collaboration bows at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-20, 8 pm. Jan. 21, 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 22, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, at the Barbara B. Mann. Information: 481-4849.

Anything Goes. The Cole Porter hit set aboard a cruise liner entertains audiences Jan. 27-March 6 at the Naples Dinner Theatre. Information: 514-7827.

The Full Monty. Six men down on their luck find new hope when they decide to shed some inhibitions-and some clothing. The Broadway hit musical plays at 8 p.m. Jan. 28, 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 29, and 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Phil. Information: 597-1900.