MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Alliance for the Arts. Four Eyes, a view of the world through the lens of four Lee County photographers, continues through Jan. 27. 939-2787.
Art League of Bonita Springs. Small Works & Miniatures, a showcase of tiny treasures, on display until Jan. 4. 495-8989.
Art League of Marco Island. The fine art exhibition Living with Color happens Jan. 7–31. 394-4221.
BIG Arts. As I See It, a juried show with works by local artists, will be in BIG Arts’ Phillips Gallery. In the Founders Gallery, an invitational with Pam Broderson and Jud Nelson. Both exhibits Jan. 6–31. 395-0900.
Cape Coral Arts Studio. Jim Sobel: Dare to be Different, an art exhibit showcasing contemporary sculpture, Jan. 5–26. 574-0802.
Collier County Museum. Photographer John Moran shows how natural Florida must have appeared to early visitors in the exhibit Journal of Light: A Photographer’s Search for the Soul of Florida. Opens Jan. 20 and continues to May 6. 774-8476.
FGCU’s Art Gallery. Fruits & Flowers, prints from the Salvador Dali Museum, Jan. 11 to Feb. 13, with an opening reception Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. 590-7199.
Galerie du Soleil. Illumination de L’Esprit, a one-night event with artists such as Márton Váró, Paolo Borghi and Giovanni Balderi, Jan. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. 417-3450.
Gardner Colby Galleries. Tenth anniversary of the gallery, featuring Kim English’s Let There Be Light, Jan. 18–31. 403-7787.
International College. Watercolor artist Sandy Jackoboice displays her work Jan. 25 to Feb. 28. 598-6110.
Marco Executive Airport. The paintings of Paul Arsenault will be on display until Feb. 28.
Marianne Friedland Gallery. Important Works by American Masters, including work by Robert Rauschenberg and Wolf Kahn, Jan. 25 to Feb. 4.
Naples Museum of Art. Two new exhibits, Impressions: Americans in France, 1860-1930 and Claude Money: Giverney and the North of France, open Jan. 18 and continue to May 13. The Great American Game: Baseball, featuring works of art and rare memorabilia, runs Jan. 9 to May 13. Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation II, contemporary native North American art, continues through Jan. 7. Ernest Hemingway and Walker Evans: Three weeks in Cuba, 1933, through Jan. 21. In the permanent collection: Leaders in American Modernism; Masters of Miniature; and Modern Mexican Masters, through June 30. Also, don’t miss the beautiful, handwritten Saint John’s Bible, illuminated by artist Donald Jackson. The book will make a stop at the Naples Museum of Art Jan. 26 to April 6, where 100 of the massive pages will be on view, along with other sacred texts. 597-1900.
New River Fine Art Gallery. A show by renowned painter of wine Thomas Arvid opens Jan. 25. 435-4515.
Rookery Bay. Painting annual continues until Jan. 15. Photography annual Jan. 18 through March 5. 417-6310.
Salon Zenergy. A one-day "art incident" in Naples, Peace and Flambé: An Art Happening, will feature sculptor Lawrence Voytek, painter Michael St. Amand and musician Kat Epple. Jan. 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. 997-0323.
SONA Gallery. Let’s Dance, a series of paintings on the passion of dance, is on display until
Jan. 23. 530-7662.
Von Liebig Art Center. Golf in American Art, with paintings, photography and sculpture depicting golf, its personalities and equipment, opens Jan. 20 and continues to March 11. Fairways, Flags and Traps, a Naples Art Association member juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional artwork inspired by golf, happens alongside the main exhibit. The 45th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition continues through Jan. 7. 262-6517.
Anton’s Ensemble Soiree. The acclaimed group of musicians drawn from top European orchestras performs at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples Jan. 21 at 4 p.m.
Belina Kostadinova. The pianist will be at the Norris Center Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. 213-3049.
Chu-Fang Huang. BIG Arts on Sanibel welcomes back this award-winning young pianist
Jan. 18. 395-0900.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Hear music from the Phantom of the Opera and other favorites in an Andrew Lloyd Webber Review Jan. 28; and enjoy a Centennial Celebration featuring Piano Concerto No. 1 Jan. 21 at the Center for Performing Arts & Education in Punta Gorda.
Dick Hyman & Friends, an all-star jazz band, perform Jelly Roll, Fats & The Duke as part of the All That Jazz series at the Phil Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Doug Cameron, jazz violinist and composer, performs in the Phil’s Daniels Pavilion Jan 4–7 at
7 p.m. 597-1900.
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. Winter Sounds at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. 472-0168.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Phil Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Johnny Mestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, part of the Legends of Rock tour, at Harborside Event Center Jan. 28 at 7p.m. www.countryclubpromotions.com.
Karrin Allyson & Quintet. The first-rate jazz singer comes to BIG Arts on Sanibel Jan. 6.
Latin Nights. The Mambo Kings join the NPO for salsa and Latin jazz. At the Phil Jan. 16–20 at 8 p.m., and Jan. 20–21 at 2 p.m. 597-1900.
Michael Feinstein, master vocalist and pianist, at the Phil Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
The Music Makers Show Band, a 19-piece band with vocalists, performs at 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at Cambier Park. 254-1955.
The Naples Concert Band continues its 35th season with a show at Cambier Park Jan. 14. 263-9521.
Naples Opera Society. FGCU’s Jeanie Darnell, soprano and head of the school’s vocal department, at the Norris Center in Naples Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. 598-6110.
Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s Sixth, with violinist Ilya Kayler Jan. 4–6 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. And the NPO goes out on the town with Beethoven and Brahams Jan. 9 (8 p.m.) at Wesley United Methodist Church on Marco Island; and Wonderful Woodwinds at Temple Shalom in Naples Jan. 25 (8 p.m.), then at the San Marco Catholic Church on Marco Island Jan. 26 (7:30 p.m.). 597-1900.
Naples Daily News Jazz Band at Cambier Park at 2 p.m. Jan. 28. 213-3058.
Neil Sedaka, Grammy Award-winning singer, performer and songwriter, at the Phil Jan. 30 at
8 p.m. 597-1900.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio and The Dave Brubeck Quartet team up for an evening of jazz at the Phil Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Ring in the New. A repeat performance of the Phil’s New Year’s in Paris and Vienna concert Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Southwest Florida Symphony. Music for the Senses at BIG Arts on Sanibel featuring guest conductor Edwin Outwater Jan. 21. 395-0900.
Steve March Tormé in Tormé Sings Tormé, a big-band tribute to the life and music of his father, Mel Tormé, at the Phil Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
The Takacs Quartet. This premier string quartet returns to BIG Arts on Sanibel Jan. 25. 395-0900.
Taylor Eigsti Quartet. The 22-year-old jazz pianist performs Jan. 20 at BIG Arts on Sanibel. 395-0900.
Trio con Brio. The young piano trio comes to BIG Arts on Sanibel Jan. 11. 395-0900.
THEATER & SHOWS
Almost Maine. The residents of a small town in northern Maine fall in and out of love in this play performed at Theatre Conspiracy Jan. 11–27. 936-3239.
Always, Patsy Cline at the Naples Dinner Theatre, Jan. 6 to April 10. 514-7827.
Baby, performed by TheatreZone, in the G&L Theatre at the Community School of Naples, Jan. 4–7. 451-0215.
Disney’s The Lion King. This eagerly awaited stage show roars into the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Jan. 18 through Feb. 25. 481-4849.
Enchanted April. This story of four British women in Italy runs Jan. 5–28 at the Florida Repertory Theatre. 332-448.
Here Lies Jeremy Troy, presented by the Pelican Players at the Norris Center, Jan 5–20.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Free Market. A one-woman show from acclaimed comedienne Emily Levine at BIG Arts on Sanibel. 395-0900.
Jazz on Jazz. Broadway star Chet Walker and a company of dancers bring musical theater and dance to BIG Arts on Sanibel Jan. 27. 395-0900.
Laff Past Eight. The variety act by local favorites Fred and Lee Tobias will be at the Norris Center Jan. 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. 213-3049.
Man of La Mancha. This five-time Tony Award-winning adventure story is at the Barbara B. Mann Jan. 2–7. 481-4849.
Miami City Ballet performs two company premieres and two classic dances at the Phil Jan. 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Mid-Life The Crisis Musical. A wacky musical about age-old situations at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre Jan. 18 to March 31. 278-4422.
Mind Games. Mentalist Marc Salem uses psychological techniques to create mystifying mind games for the audience. At the Phil Jan. 18–21 at 7 p.m. 597-1900.
Mixed Emotions. A comedy about two golden-agers falling in love, performed by the Naples Players in the Blackburn Hall at Sugden Community Theatre, Jan. 10 to Feb. 3. 263-7990.
The Music Man, performed at the Cape Coral Cultural Park Theatre Jan. 12–28. 772-5862.
My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins and Eliza Dolittle at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Feb. 17. 278-4422.
On Golden Pond, starring Tony Award-winner Tom Bosley and four-time Emmy winning actress Michael Learned, at the Phil Jan. 25–28 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. shows Jan. 27 and 28. 597-1900.
Pal Joey performed at the Naples Dinner Theatre Jan. 25 to March 4. 514-7827.
Rabbit Hole.:A heartbreaking story of forgiveness and redemption that was nominated for five 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Play. The Florida Rep brings the play to Southwest Florida following its premiere season on Broadway, Jan. 5–28. 332-4488.
Remember When? A 1940s radio show from the Marco Players. Jan. 10–28. 642-7270.
Retreat from Moscow. Can the end of a marriage be compared to Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow? This drama, performed by the Naples Players, explores the history of a relationship. In the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre Jan. 31 to Feb. 24. 263-7990.
Run For Your Wife. This British farce about a London cabbie with two wives is at the Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel Jan. 11 to Feb. 3. 472-6862.
Sugar. The musical comedy based on the film Some Like It Hot is at the Naples Dinner Theatre until Jan. 21. 514-7827.
Sweet Charity. The Broadway musical, starring Molly Ringwald, at the Phil Jan. 9–14 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. performances on Jan. 13 and 14. 597-1900.
State Ballet Theatre of Russia joins a full symphony orchestra for One Thousand and One Nights Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.
Turandot, the classic opera from G. Puccini presented by the Phil, with guest conductor Gareth Morrell from the Met, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
FOR THE KIDS
A Year with Frog and Toad. Naples Dinner Theatre’s Ice Cream Theater ends the run of this children’s matinee Jan. 2. 514-7827.
Robots. An interactive exhibit based on the hit kids’ movie at the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum in Fort Myers Jan. 20 to April 22. 337-3332.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
2007 Edison Festival of Light starts Jan. 27 and runs until Feb. 18 with the Light up the Town party Feb. 9 and 10, Crafts on the River Feb. 16–18, and the parade Feb. 17.
Art in the Park. Naples’ oldest outdoor art festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This month’s featured artist is Naples resident Sidney Ann Pitchford. The show features artwork from the Naples Art Association members, as well as food and entertainment. Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park in downtown Naples and on Park Street by the von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517.
Bead Show. Find gemstones and beads, plus bead stringing instruction at the Cape Coral Arts Studio Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 574-0802.
Bonita Springs National Art Festival at the Promenade in Bonita Bay 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Jan. 13 and 14. 495-8989.
Celebration of Arts & Culture Festival, the 37th annual all-out festival encompassing art, entertainment, a car show and more, will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21 on the Marco Island Art League grounds.
Civil War Encampment. Based on the historical skirmish between F.A. Hendry’s Confederate Cow Cavalry and Union troops from Fort Myers. At the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Rand. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27. 658-2466.
Farmers’ Market behind Tommy Bahama on Third Street South in Old Naples 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. 434-6533.
Fine Craft Bash. The Southwest Florida Craft Guild presents this annual day of craft workshops Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cape Coral Arts Studio. 574-0802.
Mullet Festival.:Hosted by Stan’s Idle Hour in Goodland. The party features seafood (fried and smoked mullet), arts and crafts, music, and the famous Buzzard Lope Queen Contest and dance contest. Jan 19–21 in Goodland. Noon to 6 p.m. 394-3041
Naples Artcrafters. A show from the group Jan. 13 in Cambier Park in Naples. 352-3036.
New Year’s Art Festival on Fifth Avenue South Jan. 1 and 2.
Thursdays on Third Street in Old Naples Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Florida Everblades play the Charlotte Checkers Jan. 5, 6 and 9, the South Carolina Stingrays Jan. 12 and 13, and the Gwinnett Gladiators Jan. 26 and 27. All games at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. 948-7825.
Third Annual Southwest Florida Birding Festival. Learn about birding at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Jan. 19–21.
Swamp Buggy Races at the Florida Sports Park Jan. 27 and 28. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Swamp Buggy Dance Jan. 27 at
8 p.m. www.swampbuggy.com.
LECTURES & LEARNING
Art Lecture. Historian Frank Cooper lectures at the von Liebig Art Center Jan. 7 from
2 to 4 p.m. 262-6517.
Artful Conversations. Talk with author Anthony Feinstein, Guggenheim Fellow, Jan. 9; discuss opera and food with author Fred Plotkin, Jan. 16; and folk styles and their instruments with Appalachian folk singer and songwrter Jennifer Rose, Jan. 30. Part of the Phil’s Lifelong Learning. All conversations at 10 a.m. in the Toni Stabile Building at the Phil. 597-1900.
Ballroom Dancing. Champion dancer Alex Lazo instructs in the Phil’s Daniels Pavilion Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. 597-1900.
Beethoven Symphony’s—Finding the Humor! Mount Holyoke College music professor Allen Bonde unmasks the lighter side of Beethoven Jan. 11 with Symphonies No. 1 and 2, and Jan. 23 with Symphonies No. 3 and 4. Part of the Phil’s Lifelong Learning in the Toni Stabile Building. Lectures at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 597-1900.
Collier Audubon Society. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s Jason Lauritsen discusses woodstorks in The Pride of the Swamp Jan. 16 at the Norris Center in Naples. Free. 643-7822.
Edward Albee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright speaks in the Phil’s Hayes Hall as part of the Voices of Distinction series. Jan. 22 at 8 p.m 597-1900.
George E. Pataki, Governor of New York, will be the first speaker at the Naples/Fort Myers Town Hall 2007 lecture series, at the Naples Grande Jan. 22 at
6 p.m. 261-6524.
Historical Society. A lecture from Tina Osceola of the Ah-Tah-Thi Ki Museum on the history of the Seminole Tribe in Florida happens Jan. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. 261-8164.
History of Furniture. Historian James F. Caughman will discuss the history of Baker and 18th century furniture, Jan. 19 at Traditions Fine Home Furnishings in Naples. 213-1240.
Irwin Kula. The rabbi and president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership will speak about his new book, Yearning: Embracing the Scared Messiness of Life, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community School of Naples. 434-1818.
Lifelong Learning. The Phil’s adult education programs will explore Tchaikovsky’s Sixth with Phillip Gainsley, Jan. 4; From Russia with Love—Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff—with pianist Jeffrey Siegel, Jan. 25; Mostly Mozart with concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo, Jan. 22; What is Improvisation? with composer Dick Hyman, Jan. 19; theater scholar Joe Leonardo will disucss the opera Turandot Jan. 12, and Broadway director Jerome Robbins Jan. 10; the University of Miami’s Brian Curtis gives two workshops, The Four Voices of Art, Jan. 12, and a mini drawing workshop Jan. 13; and Rick Harris explores movies in Why Movies Matter, Jan. 22; Robert L. Crow instructs Writing for Personal Enjoyment Jan. 25 and 27; learn about fashion with designer Michele Wesen Bryant Jan. 8; study contemporary architecture with the Pratt Institute’s Thomas Hanrahan Jan. 25, 26 and 27; study the murals and fresco paintings by the masters Jan. 15; and the rise of Humanism Jan. 29. Call 597-1900 for locations and times.
Literature discussions. The Phil’s popular Critic’s Choice discussion group mulls over Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore with York University’s Elaine Newton, Jan. 18 and 20. Notre Dame’s Paul Rathburn also comes to the Phil Jan. 13 to begin his Shakespeare lecture series. 597-1900.
Lunch with the Arts. The Naples Art Association’s guest curator William Meek III will discuss Golf in American Art Jan. 22 at the von Liebig. 262-6517.
Marco Island Historical Society. Lecture from Greg McDonald, senior curator of natural history for the Colorado Park Service, on the Ice Age animals of Florida. Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island. 389-6447.
Mattias Klum. The acclaimed National Geographic photographer shares his photographs and their stories in Gulf Coast High School’s auditorium Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. 403-4236.
Meet the Musician. The NPO’s principal bassist Kevin Mauldin performs and answers questions Jan. 8 in the Phil’s Toni Stabile Building. 597-1900.
Museum lectures. Smithsonian lecturer Gregorio Luke talks about The Arts of Mexico for the Phil’s Lifelong Learning series, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Toni Stabile Building. 597-1900. Dirk Armstrong, assistant curator of the Salvador Dali Museum, speaks about Dali’s art Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in FGCU’s Art Gallery. Free. 590-7238.
Painting Marathon. The dean of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Graham Nickson, returns to the Phil for a painting workshop Jan. 24–28 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class size is limited, so call ahead: 597-1900.
Trunk shows. Zola Keller and top designers team up to present trunk shows of gowns for the season. Rose Taft, Jan. 24 and 25; Stephen Yearick, Jan. 17 and 18. At Zola Keller in the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Quest 2007. The dinner/lecture series continues Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. with Tom Ridge, first secretary of homeland security and former governor of Pennsylvania. In the Pavilion ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples. 643-3573.
All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted. Additional reporting by Nisha Barlow.
PARTIES ON THE CALENDAR
13 Sneaker Ball for YMCA of Collier County. Greater Naples YMCA, Naples.
15 Magic of Monte Carlo to benefit the David Lawrence Center Foundation. Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. (239) 304-3505.
18 Community Foundation of Collier County presents a Celebration of Philanthropy. Grey Oaks Country Club.
(239) 649-5000, ext. 207.
20 Bonita Springs Community Foundation presents its Love of Bonita award gala. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs. (239) 274-5900.
20 Kick-off party to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Naples Woman’s Club. (239) 262-6331.
20 Razzle! Dazzle! Jazzle! gala to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. Naples Grande Resort. (239) 263-8383.
21 Arts Edition LIVE, to benefit WGCU Public Media.
21 Ruth Graham dedicates the new Lifeline Family Center. SE Fifth Avenue, Cape Coral.
21 Signature Presentation 2007, featuring Mattias Klum, to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Gulf Coast High School, Naples. (239) 403-4236.
22 Gala fashion show to benefit Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT). Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers.
22 Twentieth Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament for Youth Haven. Wyndemere Country Club, Naples.
(239) 774-2904, ext. 205.
24 Author Karna Small Bodman at a lecture and lunch to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. Hilton Naples. Ardyn Long. (239) 262-8135.
25 A Light to Remember, a luminary tribute for Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. Centennial Park, Fort Myers. (239) 437-3007.
26–28 Naples Winter Wine Festival to benefit the Naples Children and Education Foundation. Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. (239) 514-2239.
27 Beaux Arts Ball: Starry Night to benefit the Art League of Bonita Springs. International Design Center, Estero.
27 Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. City of Palms Park, Fort Myers.
(239) 936-1113, ext. 115.
27 Spanish Fiesta to benefit Music for Minors Foundation. Spanish Wells Country Club, Bonita Springs. (239) 947-1943.
28 Evening with artist Gale Bennett to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Society. Tarpon Landings, Cape Coral. Also Jan. 30. (239) 283-7898.
30 Annual participant awards dinner for Sunrise Community of Collier County. Temple Shalom. (239) 643-5338.
30 Fashion Pizzazz to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation. Hideaway Beach Club.
31 People of the Book, featuring CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, to benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Temple Shalom.
31 Dinner for Diapers to benefit Baby Basics. Vanderbilt Country Club (239) 352-4310.