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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Alliance for the Arts.

Five sculptors show their work in Heads, Heart, Helmets and Horses, the first entirely three-dimensional show at the Alliance, March 9–27. A retrospective of the work of Dorothy Causey continues until March 3, and an exhibit of juried work from LAEA, Lee Arts Educators Association, begins March 30. 939-2787.

Art League of Bonita Springs.

The art league hosts a campus-wide open house and Art Focus 2007, a juried regional art exhibition, March 16–23. 495-8989.

Art League of Marco Island.

Members of the National Association of Women Artists display their work in Women’s Perspectives, March 4–28. Also, an exhibit of nature photography is in the MacFarland Atrium Gallery, March 5–30, and the fourth annual sculpture exhibit is March 19–30. 394-4221.

BIG Arts.

In the Founders Gallery, paintings by Dianne Rodwell in Painting is Her Way of Life are on display March 6–29; also, the Open Doors exhibit, showcasing the talents of young Lee County artists, starts March 30 and runs until April 26. In the Phillips Gallery, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League showcases its 31st annual juried exhibit, March 2–27; and the Southwest Florida Craft Guild will set up shop March 30 to April 26. 395-0900.

Bob Rauschenberg Gallery.

New work from Rauschenberg on display in this Edison College gallery March 16 to April 14. 489-9313.

Cape Coral Arts Studio.

The annual Art Focus event is March 4 from noon to 3 p.m., featuring an annual student juried exhibit. 574-0802.

Collier County Museum.

Photographer John Moran showcases natural Florida in the exhibit Journal of Light: A Photographer’s Search for the Soul of Florida, which continues until May 6. 774-8476.

FGCU’s Art Gallery.

The Rubell family opens its collection of paintings by Eberhard Havekost, which will be on display until March 31. 590-7238.

Galerie du Soleil.

Arte di Napoli, featuring eight artists from Naples, Italy, runs to March 8. Awakening, a show of contemporary Chinese art, March 10–24, and Roma, the art of Il Polittico, March 24 to April 7. 417-3450.

Gallery on Fifth.

Luis Sottil gets his pigments from nature. See his paintings, March 2 and 3. A solo show from modern urban-expressionist Marcus Jansen, Concrete Canvas, is March 30 and 31. 430-9200.

Gardner Colby Gallery.

Frank P. Corso’s 10th show in Naples, featuring oil paintings of Florida’s landscape, runs to March 7. Take a Walk on the Wild Side with an exhibit from artists Kevin Sloan, Chris Augusta and Lori Watson, March 8–22. 403-7787.

IAG Galleries.

Palm Beach artist Bruce Helander showcases his collage art March 16–23. 649-7339.

Journeyman Gallery.

Three local artists display new work this month: muralist Erik Barton, March 1–13; mixed-media artist Jo-Ann Lizio, March 16–27; and Mexican sculptor Uriel Parker, March 29 to April 10. 597-0564.

Julia’s Art.

The Pine Island gallery will host a show on The Joy of Color, featuring work by several local artists, March 9 to April 9. 283-0831.

Marco Executive Airport.

An exhibit from Trudy Bentley Rech continues until June 30. 263-8242.

Marianne Friedland Gallery.

Master American Prints, featuring work by Frank Stella, Wolf Kahn, Jules Olitski, Al Held, Alex Katz, Sol Lewitt and Janet Fish, opens March 3 and runs to the end of the month. 262-3484.

Mullen Brown Gallery.

Andrea Clark Brown Architects displays 20 years of Creative Architectural Design to celebrate the firm’s 20th anniversary and new partnership with David Poorman Architects. The exhibit will also show Marilyn Brown’s bold oil paintings. Opens March 23 and runs to April 23. 263-3898.

Naples Depot.

An NAACP black history photography exhibit of early days in Southwest Florida is on display until March 3 along with African-Americans in WWII, from the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque. 262-6525.

Naples Museum of Art.

On display until April 21, a collection of 20th century prints from favorite artists such as Salvador Dali and Robert Rauschenberg in From Cassatt to Katz. The handwritten Saint John’s Bible will be on display until April 6. Two exhibits, Impressions: Americans in France, 1860-1930 and Claude Monet: Giverney and the North of France, continue to May 13. The Great American Game: Baseball, featuring works of art and rare memorabilia, runs until May 13. In the permanent collection: Leaders in American Modernism; Masters of Miniature; and Modern Mexican Masters, through June 30. 597-1900.

New River Fine Art Gallery.

A surrealist show, with work by Dali, opens March 16. A show from sculptor Tuan, March 30. 435-4515.

Rookery Bay.

An annual photography exhibit continues through March 5. Then Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council present an Annual Works on Paper exhibit, opening March 8. 417-6310.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center,

formerly known as Florida Arts Cultural Center, hosts the Florida Arts Festival, with an art show until March 23 and musical entertainment March 3, 5 and 10. 337-1933.

SONA Gallery.

See earth’s wonders in paint in artist Marilyn Crawford’s Earth Series, March 1–20. Also, mixed media from artist David Chaffee on display in Deliberate Edges, March 23 to April 20. 530-7662.

Space 39.

An exhibit—and visit—from rocker Marilyn Manson this month. Dates to be announced. 690-0004.

Von Liebig Art Center.

The March 16 Samuel Edmund Oppenheim Retrospective is a one-night chance to purchase original oil paintings by Oppenheim. This is the first major collection of work by Oppenheim assembled since 1994. The show runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and tickets are $75 per person. The exhibit Golf in American Art, with paintings, photography and sculpture depicting golf, its personalities and equipment, continues to March 11. From March 24 to April 29, catch an exhibit from the International Association of Pastel Societies. 262-6517.

Weatherburn Gallery.

A one-man show from Diane Leonard called Down by the Sea begins March 8, and David A. Dunlop’s Reflections exhibit starts March 29. 263-8008.

Wild Child Art Gallery.

The Pine Island gallery hosts a solo show from artist Carol McArdle, featuring abstract art and realism in Florida nature, March 9 and 10. 267-4750.

LIVE MUSIC

American Folk Trio.

The trio and friends bring a night of American heritage music to the Norris Center, March 7. 213-3058.

An Evening With…

Vocalist Rebecca Richardson joins the Dan Heck Quintet for an evening of jazz at the Art League of Bonita Springs, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. 495-8989.

Andy Cooney.

The Irish singer and his musical friends perform at the Barbara B. Mann, March 14 at
7:30 p.m. 481-4849.

The Beach Boys.

Hear their endless-summer sounds March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann. 481-4849.

Bill Mays Trio.

Classic Chamber Concerts of Naples brings the jazz trio to the Sugden Community Theatre March 12 and 13. 434-8505.

Brass Band of Battle Creek.

The 31-member band, featuring some of the best bass and percussion players in the world, performs showtunes, jazz, big-band favorites, classical and popular music, March 25 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

Classic Chamber Concerts.

Guest performers John Kitchen, Bert Phillips and Le Anne Wistrom are Going For Baroque at Bower Chapel in Moorings Park March 25 at 2 p.m. 434-8505.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Tenor Ken Gayle joins the orchestra for Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, March 18. Also, don’t miss Lights! Camera! Bon Bons!, featuring soloists Teri Hansen and Nat Chandler and guest conductor Harvey Felder, March 25. Both concerts at the Center for Perfoming Arts & Education in Punta Gorda.
(941) 505-7469.

Community Concerts.

Eileen Ivers, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Russian National Ballet, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Madame Butterfly, March 25 at 2:30 p.m.; Bulgarian Symphony, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. All concerts at the Babarba B. Mann. 939-3236.

Curtis Stigers.

Don’t miss these intimate solo performances from this jazz singer and saxophonist, March 8–11 at 7 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

Denyce Graves.

The opera superstar comes to the Phil March 11 at
8 p.m. 597-1900.

Dick Hyman.

The acclaimed composer performs the piano music of Bix Beiderbecke March 18 at
3 p.m. in the Phil’s Daniels Pavilion. 597-1900.

Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.

The Mastersingers present the Florida première of Threnody, with pianist Michael Baron, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at South Fort Myers High School. 540-7027.

Gulf Coast Symphony.

All your favorite Broadway classics in Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann. 481-4849.

Golden Era of Jazz.

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks perform their jazz repertory March 30 at BIG Arts on Sanibel. 395-0900.

Inish.

The Irish band, with jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs, March 15 at 6 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay.

Irvin Mayfield.

The award-winning trumpeter and the 15-piece New Orleans Jazz Orchestra perform at the Phil March 7 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Jazz Central Station.

The New York-style instrumental jazz trio performs March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay.

Jon Hendricks.

The Lionel Hampton Orchestra teams up with Hendricks and his daughter, Aria, for this one-night jazz performance, March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

Leahy.

The Canadian brother-sister group, featuring Celtic music, dancing and vocals, makes its first appearance in Southwest Florida, March 17 at
8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

Legends of Rock.

Terry Johnson’s Flamingos and George Galfo’s Mystics bring ’50s and ’60s doo-wop to Harborside Event Center for the fourth Legends of Rock concert, March 4 at 7 p.m.
www.fortmyersrock.com.

Leon Redbone.

The "most famous non-famous American musician" will perform flapper-era ditties, Depression-spawned ragtime and folk-jazz at BIG Arts on Sanibel, March 16. 395-0900.

Let’s Fall in Love.

Get serenaded with this revue of classic love songs, until March 3 at the Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel. 472-6862.

Liz Callaway.

The five-year member of Broadway’s Cats cast and Tony-nominated star of Baby sings solo at the Phil March 22–25 at 7 p.m. 597-1900.

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

Acclaimed Russian pianist Dmitri Ratser joins the NPO for Russian Masters, March 8–11; a group of top vocalists and the NPO perform The Great MGM Musicals, March 20–25; all shows at the Phil. Then the NPO hits the town with Schubert’s Second at Wesley United Methodist Church in Marco Island, March 2 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Patti LaBelle.

The original Lady Marmalade brings her soulful sound to the Phil March 6 at 8 p.m.
597-1900.

Paul Anka.

The classic crooner, known for his hits Diana, Lonely Boy and You’re Having My Baby, is at the Phil March 18 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Purdettes.

Straight from Purdue University, this dynamic vocal ensemble performs at Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples March 15 at 7:30 p.m. 261-1487.

Richard Nader’s Doo Wop and Rock & Roll Reunion Tour II.

Legends of doo-wop, including the Drifters and Charlie Thomas, perform March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann. 481-4849.

Rock On Scramble & Jam.

Rock concert and auction of painted rocking chairs by local artists, celebrities and schools to benefit local charities, March 23 at Magnolia Landing. 433-8533.

Salute to Stan Kenton.

Don Scaletta and the Jazz Project will pay tribute to the sounds of Stan Kenton in this concert at BIG Arts on Sanibel, March 2. 395-0900.

Sanibel Music Festival.

The music festival "saves March for music" with seven concerts: the Ameret String Quartet, March 3; pianist Orion Weiss, March 6; Opera Theater of Connecticut, March 10; the New Arts Trio, March 13; violinist Rudens Turku and mezzo-soprano Mary Creswell, March 17; the Borealis Wind Quintet, March 20; and the Prazak Quartet with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, March 24. 336-7999.

Southwest Florida Symphony.

Experience a Pops-Tac-U-Lar March 9 and 10 with guest conductor Erich Kunzel. Then the symphony performs The Romantics with visiting conductor Emil De Cou, March 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. Also, don’t miss Classical Mystery Tour, a tribute to the Beatles, March 23 and 24. All shows at the Barbara B. Mann. 418-1500.

Sounds of Jazz.

The 18th annual outdoor concert on the Calosahatchee is March 17 from 4:30 to 11 p.m. at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. 573-3121.

Spanish Sonorities.

The Philadelphia Piano Quartet performs with guitarist Allen Krantz and violinist Reiko Niiya March 4 at 2 p.m. at Edison Community College, and March 5 and 6 at Sugden Community Theatre. Part of Classic Chamber Concerts. 434-8505.

Sunday at the Bandshell.

Bring your lawn chair for a free concert in Naples’ Cambier Park. Naples Concert Band, March 4; Gulf Coast Big Band, March 11; Naples Concert Band, March 18; and the Naples Daily News jazz band, March 25.

Tony Danza.

The sitcom star and talk show host puts on a song and dance show at the Barbara B. Mann March 20 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.

Vince Gill.

The unofficial ambassador of country music comes to the Barbara B. Mann March 28 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.

William Marshall.

 

The baritone will perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe March 11 at 4 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. 597-5410.

THEATER & SHOWS

Always, Patsy Cline

at the Naples Dinner Theatre until April 10.
514-7827.

Bill Cosby.

Need we say more? He’s at the Barbara B. Mann March 30 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. 481-4849.

Capitol Steps.

The former Senate staffers bring their hilarious act to the Barbara B. Mann March 18 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.

Chess.

The game becomes a metaphor for rivalries, politics and intrigues in TheatreZone’s production, March 8–11 in the G&L Theatre at the Community School of Naples. 451-0215.

Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy.

The forest comes alive with aerialists, contortionists, characters and dancers in this Cirque production at the Barbara B. Mann March 27 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.

Clay Jenkinson IS Theodore Roosevelt.

Jenkinson returns to BIG Arts as the statesman, Rough Rider and president, March 7 at 8 p.m. 395-0900.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

The Pelican Players put on 37 of the Bard’s plays in less than two hours. This fast-paced comedy is at the Norris Center March 30 to April 14. 213-3049.

Damn Yankees.

A musical comedy about a man’s love for baseball, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre until April 14. 278-4422.

Disney’s The Lion King.

Last chance to see this award-winning musical. Simba roars at the Barbara B. Mann until March 4. 481-4849.

Enchanted April.

Four British women bloom in Italy in this romantic comedy performed at the Florida Repertory Theatre through March 4. 332-4488.

Fiddler on the Roof.

March 23 to April 8 at the Cape Coral Cultural Park Theatre. 772-5862.

Fuhgedaboutit!

This gangster romp through Brooklyn in the ’40s, featuring music from Sinatra, Louis Prima and others, opens March 8 at the Schoolhouse Theatre on Sanibel. 472-6862.

Giselle.

This romantic and tragic ballet is the final program from the Miami City Ballet, March 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her!

A weekend away for a middle-aged couple brings the unexpected when their grown children show up. This comedy from the Pelican Players runs March 2–17 in the Norris Center. 213-3049.

Jewel Thieves.

A missing necklace is the mystery in this comedy performed by the Marco Players until March 11 at the Marco Players Theater in Marco Town Center Mall. 642-7270.

Laff Past Eight.

A variety act by local favorites Fred and Lee Tobias, at the Norris Center March 23 and 24 at
8 p.m. 213-3049.

Le Nozze di Figaro.

The Mozart Festival Opera and musicians from the NPO bring The Marriage of Figaro to the Phil March 15 at 8 p.m., featuring internationally acclaimed opera baritone Steven White. 597-1900.

Let’s Fall in Love.

Get serenaded with this revue of classic love songs, onstage until March 3 at the Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel. 472-6862.

Mame.

The Tony Award-winning musical is performed by the Naples Players in Blackburn Hall at Sugden Community Theatre until March 31. 263-7990.

Mid-Life The Crisis Musical.

A wacky musical about age-old situations at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre all this month. 278-4422.

 

Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

America’s greatest living choreographer and his dance troupe perform modern dance and classic works March 5 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

The Oldest Profession.

Fort Myers’ Theatre Conspiracy presents this witty comedy about five practitioners of the oldest profession, in the Foulds Theatre at Alliance for the Arts, March 22 to April 7.
936-3239.

The Owl and the Pussycat,

performed at the Cape Coral Cultural Park Community Theatre until March 4. 772-5862.

The Smell of the Kill.

A mischievous comedy from the Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990.

Pal Joey.

Follow this anti-hero in a musical comedy at the Naples Dinner Theatre until March 4. 514-7827.

Parallel Lives, The Kathy and Mo Show.

Two women struggle through the rituals of modern life in this comedy from Theatre Conspiracy, until March 3 in the Foulds Theatre at Alliance for the Arts. 936-3239.

The Rainmaker.

This American classic about love in a time of depression and drought comes back to the Florida Rep March 16 to April 8. 332-4488.

Rigoletto.

The NPO and Teatro Lirico D’Europa bring G. Verdi’s great opera to the Phil March 27 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Riverdance.

The Irish music and dance troupe is at the Phil until March 4, performances at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. shows March 3 and 4. 597-1900.

Say Goodnight Gracie.

 

Joel Rooks brings this Tony-nominated hit to the Phil straight from Broadway, March 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

FOR THE KIDS

Robots.

An interactive exhibit based on the hit kids’ movie at the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum in Fort Myers until April 22. 337-3332.

Magic Carpet Concert.

A small ensemble from the NPO performs a 45-minute program, demonstrates instruments and answers questions. For ages three to nine, March 17 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Phil’s Daniels Pavilion. 597-1900.

Seussical.

A magical musical with favorite Dr. Seuss characters, March 27 to April 21 at the Naples Dinner Theatre’s Ice Cream Theatre.
514-7827.

Southwest Florida Symphony.

Bring your lawn chair to a free family concert from the symphony, March 4 at 4 p.m. at Estero Community Park. 418-0996.

 

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

Antique Car Show.

Rare and classic cars from 1900 to 1981 from the Naples-Marco Island Antique Auto Club at the Naples Depot Museum March 3. 597-4822.

Art in the Park.

Naples’ oldest outdoor art festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This month’s featured artist is Gisela Miller. The shows feature artwork from the Naples Art Association members, as well as food and entertainment. March 3 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.

Bonita Springs National Art Festival.

The sixth annual festival is March 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989.

Country Jam 2007.

Collier County Parks & Rec holds this music festival and carnival March 9 and 10 at Vineyards Park. 530-5326.

Farmers’ Market.

Behind Tommy Bahama on Third Street South in Old Naples, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday this month. 434-6533.

Florida Arts Festival.

An art show with live performances continues until March 23 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 337-1933.
Greek Fest. The 32nd annual party is March 2–4 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Myers. Opa! 481-2099.

Naples Antiques Show & Sale.

Find treasures—antique jewelry, period furniture, artifacts and more—at the Naples show, considered one of the top four antiques shows in the country. March 8–10 at Trinity-By-The-Cove church. 262-6581.

Naples Artcrafters Show.

Fine art and crafts show to raise money for the art department at Avalon Elementary School, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fleischmann Park. 352-3036.

Old Florida Festival.

Celebrate Florida’s past at this living history event, March 31 and April 1 at the Collier County Museum. 774-8476.

Shell Fair.

The longest running shell fair in the world is at the Sanibel Community House, March 1–3. 472-2155.

Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

Best-selling author David Baldacci will headline the Lee County Library System’s eighth annual reading festival on March 17 at Harborside Event Center. 479-4636.

Spring Appraisal Faire.

Bring those antique treasures out of the attic and get them appraised from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civil Air Patrol Hangar on Marco Island. $15 per item, $10 per item for Marco Island Historical Society members. 389-6447.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Get your green out—and your red, white and blue—for the 29th annual parade through downtown Naples, this year dedicated to supporting the troops, March 17 at 11 a.m. 436-0050.

Thursdays on Third Street

 

in Old Naples March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 434-6533.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

Boston Red Sox.

Spring Training games at City of Palms Park: Northeastern University, March 1; Toronto Bluejays and Boston College, March 2; Philadelphia Phillies, March 3; Los Angeles Dodgers, March 5; New York Mets, March 7; Toronto Blue Jays, March 8; Baltimore Orioles, March 11; New York Yankees, March 12; Pittsburgh Pirates, March 14; Cincinnati Reds, March 17; Minnesota Twins, March 20; Baltimore Orioles, March 23; Florida Marlins, March 25; Pittsburgh Pirates, March 27; and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, March 29. Call for times, 332-8423.

Florida Everblades.

Our local ECHL team takes on the Pensacola Ice Pilots, March 9 and 10; the South Carolina Stingrays, March 13 and 14; and the Columbia Inferno, March 23 and 24. All games at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. 948-7825.

Flower Show.

The Naples Garden Club hosts its 54th annual Flower Show on March 31 and April 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. 262-3137.

The Harlem Globetrotters.

The basketball showmen are at Germain Arena March 2 at 7 p.m. 334-3309.

Minnesota Twins.

Spring Training games at Hammond Stadium: Cincinnati Reds, March 2; Boston Red Sox, March 4; Los Angeles Dodgers, March 6; Pittsburgh Pirates, March 7; Boston Red Sox, March 8; Tampa Bay Devil Rays, March 10; Florida Marlins, March 12; St. Louis Cardinals, March 13; Baltimore Orioles, March 15; Philadelphia Phillies, March 18; Cincinnati Reds, March 21; Toronto Blue Jays, March 23; Baltimore Orioles, March 26; New York Yankees, March 27; Boston Red Sox, March 28; and Pittsburgh Pirates, March 31. Call for times, (612) 338-9467.

Naples Botanical Garden.

Dinosaurs in the Garden, an interactive exhibit featuring full-scale dinosaur replicas and a glimpse of the plant world during the Jurassic Period, is spread throughout the garden’s grounds until May 15. 643-7275.

Oliver Group Champions Cup.

Tennis legends Jim Courier, John McEnroe and Mats Wilander compete at this senior men’s tennis tournament, the first of the 2007 Outback Champions Series, March 7–11 at the Players Club in Lely Resort. (877) 332-8499 or
www.championsseriestennis.com.

Swamp Buggy Races.

Time to hit the mud again, March 3 and 4 at the Florida Sports Park. 774-2701.

 

LECTURES & LEARNING

Art discussions.

Thomas Hoving, the former director of the Met in New York, presents How To Become an Art Expert Like Me in One Hour Flat in the Phil’s Hayes Hall, March 17 at 10 a.m. 597-1900. Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator of New York’s Studio Museum, lectures on African-American contemporary art, March 1 at 6 p.m. in FGCU’s Art Complex. 590-7238.

Ballroom dancing.

Champion dancer Alex Lazo instructs in the Phil’s Daniels Pavilion March 5 and 26 at 5 p.m. 597-1900.

Carl Reiner.

The legendary director, actor, comedian and creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show speaks in the Phil’s Hayes Hall at part of the Voices of Distinction series, March 12 at
8 p.m. 597-1900.

Colin Powell.

The former Secretary of State will lecture on Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values March 23 at 6 p.m. in FGCU’s Alico Arena. Powell is the third speaker in FGCU’s University Lecture Series. 590-7145.

Collier Audubon Society.

Avian ecologist Ted Below lectures on Ponds, Gannys and Snake Birds March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Norris Center in Naples. 643-7822.

Justin Moss.

The voice of Florida Grand Opera will discuss Miami’s 2007–2008 Ziff Opera House season, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Norris Center in Naples. Hosted by the Naples Opera Society. 598-6110.

Lifelong Learning.

From the Phil’s adult education program: Phillip Gainsley discusses Russian Masters from the classical series, March 8; pianist Jeffrey Siegel discusses The Greatness of Chopin, March 1; Robert Sherman gives an Artful Conversation on classical music radio, March 6; Allen Bonde finds the humor in Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 8 and No. 9, March 20; pianist Jodie DeSalvo transcribes classic pieces for the piano, March 5; Can You Improve Your Pop or Jazz Piano Playing? with Dick Hyman, March 30; learn about the opera Rigoletto with Joe Leonardo, March 2; and Leoardo also teaches about Broadway director Hal Prince, March 28; the University of Miami’s Brian Curtis lectures on The Tradition of Sacred Geometry in Art, Science and Architecture, March 12, and gives an impressionist painting workshop, March 15–17; Columbia University’s Rick Harris lectures on movie history with The Studio System Dies and Television is Born, March 26; learn about Mexican culture and art with the Smithsonian’s Gregorio Luke, March 3. All discussions in the Phil’s Toni Stabile Building unless otherwise noted. Call for specific times, 597-1900.

Literature discussions.

The Phil’s popular Critic’s Choice discussion group mulls over Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar The Clown with Elaine Newton, March 8 and 10. Notre Dame’s Paul Rathburn also comes to the Phil March 10 to discuss Macbeth, as part of his Shakespeare lecture series. 597-1900.

Lunch with the Arts.

Mixed-media artist Kasoundra Kasoundra celebrates Women’s History Month with a discussion on the role of women in the arts, March 26 at noon at the von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517.

Naples/Fort Myers Town Hall.

The lecture series continues with author Tom Wolfe March 2, and Harvard’s president and Secretary of the Treasury, Lawrence Summers, March 13, at the Naples Grande Resort. 261-6524.

Masterpieces of High Art and Serious Music.

The new lecture series from the Phil, featuring Florida-Atlantic University’s David Courtney, continues with Realism and the Beautiful March 19, and The Fantastic (The Improbable) and the Beautiful March 26. 597-1900.

Meet the Musicians.

The NPO’s principal viola, Jessie Goebel, and assistant principal viola, Lisa Mattson, offer an interactive performance and discussion, March 12 in the Phil’s Toni Stabile Building. 597-1900.

Nature Shoot Weekend.

Hands-on learning about digital photography at outdoor locations with J. Tomas Lopez, head of photography at the University of Miami, March 2 and 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Part of the Phil’s Lifelong Learning. 597-1900.

Other lectures.

The president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Dale A. Petroskey, will talk all things baseball in the Phil’s Daniels Pavilion, March 21 at 10 a.m. 597-1900.

Russ Feingold.

The Senator from Wisconsin and recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award will speak at the Forum at BIG Arts on Sanibel, March 17 at
2 p.m. 395-0900.

Sara Moulton.

The cookbook author, Food Network star and host of Sara’s Secrets will give a live cooking demonstration and lecture in the Phil’s Hayes Hall as part of its Lifelong Learning, March 30 at
8 p.m. 597-1900.

Saving Florida.

Environmentalist and ex-politico Bruce Babbitt will speak about the Everglades and its restoration project March 14 at BIG Arts on Sanibel. 395-0900.

Trunk shows.

At Marissa Collections this month: Peter Ciesla for Bazyli Jewelry, March 1 and 2; Rena Lange’s fall collection, March 6 and 7; Suzy Landa makes a personal appearance for Q Jewelry, March 15–17; Michael Kors fall collection, March 22–24; and Robert Bielka makes a personal appearance to display his fine jewelry collection, March 23 and 24. 263-4333.

All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted.

Submit events for this calendar to RebeccaL@gulfshorelife.com.

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