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Jeb Bush: The Things I Really Love About Florida

Jeb Bush: The Things I Really Love About Florida

The man who governed this state for eight years takes us on a tour of its treasures.

How to Do Almost Anything

How to Do Almost Anything

Learn from the experts in this field guide to important Southwest Florida challenges.

Gulfshore Life's 2014 Model of the Year

Gulfshore Life's 2014 Model of the Year

Meet our winner, Samara Wignall, and two finalists, Amy Sanford and Kristine Gill.

25 Great Surprises

25 Great Surprises

Go beyond the ordinary to find your bliss.

The Gulfshore's Top Doctors

The Gulfshore's Top Doctors

We’re fortunate to live in a region that includes some of the best, most innovative physicians and surgeons of the times.

2014 Five Star Home Professionals

2014 Five Star Home Professionals

Five Star Professional partnered with Gulfshore Life magazine to identify real estate, mortgage and insurance professionals in Southwest Florida who deliver outstanding service and client satisfaction.

Best of the Gulfshore

Best of the Gulfshore

Our guide to the best food, fun, people and experiences in Southwest Florida. Plus, a look at a few of our least favorite things.

2014 Best Lawyers®

2014 Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers would like to congratulate 129 attorneys in 50 practice areas with the Fort Myers area.

10 Best New Restaurants

10 Best New Restaurants

Try out the fresh flavors and venues at these up-and-coming gems in Collier and Lee counties.

Men & Women of the Year

Men & Women of the Year

Meet nine dynamic people we honor for their major contributions to our community.

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7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

9th Annual Naples Bike Brunch

The bike rides will start and end in the heart of Naples. Multiple distance routes throughout Naples and the surrounding area. This is an event for everyone! It will be a fully supported road...

Cost: $35 - $45

Where?
Lowdermilk Beach Park
1301 Gulf Shore Blvd North
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Pathways Coalition
Telephone: 239-777-7718
Contact name: Karen Walters
Website »

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

“SURVIVOR SERIES II” PRE-QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT

Join more than 150 statewide, national and international amateurs and professionals, who will compete in the Pre-Qualifying ‘Survivor Series II’ events. The winner of this event will...

Cost: Register at YellowTennisBall.com

Where?
Delray Swim & Tennis Club
2350 Jaeger Dr.
Delray Beach, FL  33444
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 561-330-6003
Website »

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Village Green Market

Village Green Market – Every Sunday through May | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy a green market by the bay every Sunday offering fresh produce, handmade and homemade...

Cost: Free

Where?
The Village on Venetian Bay
4200 Gulf Shore Blvd North
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: The Village on Venetian Bay
Telephone: 239-403-2202
Contact name: Carolina
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: “Primordial Everglades”

The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host artist David Lee Thompson’s photography. A Native Floridian with 30 years of professional photographic experience, lover of wild places and...

Cost: free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
105 W. Broadway
Everglades City, FL  34139
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Museum of the Everglades
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Contact name: Museum of the Everglades
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Briggs Boardwalk Rookery Bay Walk

Free, self-guided boardwalk open year round, dawn to dusk. Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides available most mornings. View five eco-communities from scrub to brackish...

Cost: Free

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: "Images from the Land of the Descending Dragon”

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of America’s withdrawal from Vietnam. This exhibition by Paul Arsenault gave him a unique perspective of Vietnam during a delicate time in its evolution...

Cost: free

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

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Depot Museum
Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact name: Naples Depot
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: ArtCalusa: Representing Florida’s History Through Art

ArtCalusa is a group exhibition featuring Florida's leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental...

Cost: free

Where?
Collier County Museum
3331 Tamiami Tr E
Naples, FL  34112
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Museum
Telephone: 239-252-8476
Contact name: Collier County Museum
Website »

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free Clam Pass Walks

Free guided walk - Boardwalk, Bay, and Beach. Learn importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet fascinating creatures and plants that share this unique habitat. Meet your guide...

Cost: Free

Where?
Clam Pass Park
410 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Good Fortune II Leisurely Lunch Cruise

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAAWinter Juried Show opens

Winter Juried Show opens 

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Art Fest Naples Returns to Fleischmann Park on January 24 & 25

Art Fest Naples returns to Fleischmann Park on January 24 and 25, 2015.  Art Fest Naples is a juried show that offers Southwest Florida residents and visitors an opportunity to browse and...

Cost: Free

Where?
Fleischmann Park
1600 Fleischmann Boulevard
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Special Needs Children's Fund
Telephone: 239-634-2337
Contact name: Taire Malloy
Website »

11:00 AM -

Boat and Brunch

Take a guided tour of the Gordon River aboard a Conservancy of Southwest Florida electric boat.  Stop for brunch at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, then cruise back to the...

Cost: Free ( Brunch cost not included).

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

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-0304
Website »

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SW Florida Gumbo Fest

All proceeds will benefit The Nature Park's Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. Philanthropist Sam Galloway is presenting sponsor. Music, children's activities, beer, cocktails,...

Cost: FREE

Where?
The Shell Factory & Nature Park
2787 N Tamiami Trail
(US 41)
N Fort Myers, FL  33903
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Nature Park Environmental Ed Foundation
Telephone: 239-246-8120
Contact name: Pam Cronin
Website »

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sundays at the Pit: Grayson Rogers

Voted Spot...

Cost: N/A

Where?
Six Bends Harley-Davidson
9501 Thunder Road
Fort Myers, FL  33913
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Six Bends
Telephone: 239-275-4647
Contact name: Kelly Lanham
Website »

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Founding Females Exhibit: Opening Reception

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is proud to host the Fort Myers Founding Females Art Exhibit.  There will be a grand opening celebration on January 25, 2015, with a reception from 2:00...

Cost: Edison Ford general admission fee

Where?
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »

For more information:
Website »

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gulf Coast Big Band at Cambier Park Bandshell

The Gulf Coast Big Band performs jazz and big band music.  Bring a lawn chair for seating in the park. Donations are accepted for the scholarship fund.

Cost: Free

Where?
Cambier Park Bandshell
580 8th Street South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Big Band
Telephone: 239-877-6090
Contact name: Tim Hains
Website »

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grouper Fest

Real Seafood Co. Naples

GROUPER FEST

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Saturday, Jan. 31

Limited Time Offer

 

PAN SEARED GROUPER | $32.95*

white...

Cost: *price per entrée, tax and gratuity not included

Where?
Real Seafood Company
8960 Fontana Del Sol Way
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 888-456-3463

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Good Fortune II Classic Sunset Adventure

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Agnes FUNFEST

2015 St. Agnes FUNFEST - Naples, FL. Family fun and entertainment for children, teens and adults. Jan. 22-25, 2015. Midway Rides & Games, Food and Beverages, Themed...

Cost: Individual rides, games and food is priced onsite. No charge for entertainment.

Where?
St. Agnes Church
7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL  34119
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: St. Agnes Church-Naples
Telephone: 239-495-0696
Contact name: Meg Jacobson
Website »

6:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PETER MAX - A RETROSPECTIVE - 1960-2015

A never-before-seen collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at a presentation at The Mercato in Naples. Peter Max...

Cost: Free

Where?
The Mercato
9115 Strata Place #5155
Naples, FL  34108
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Road Show Company
Telephone: 866-900-6699
Contact name: Lesley
Website »

8:00 PM

Comedian Monroe Martin

Monroe Martin III from NBC's Last Comic Standing, mines laughs from an unusual source - growing up in foster care and being moved from one dysfunctional home to another. With a very...

Cost: $20

Where?
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Dr.
E110
Fort Myers, FL  33913
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Off The Hook Comedy Club
Telephone: 239-389-6901
Contact name: Jenn
Website »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

In this uproarious Tony-Award winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister, Masha, her hot new young lover, Spike, their next-door neighbor Nina,...

Cost: $40-60

Where?
Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Joe Griffith: Mercury Switch and Belonging: Caputo, Frorup, Mason exhibits

Joe Griffith’s exhibition combines his interest in art and science, inspired by the research being conducted at FGCU’s Vester Marine Field Station. Through...

Cost: Free

Where?
FGCU Arts Complex
Estero, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-590-7199
Website »

Black & White exhibit

For our January exhibit we are bringing together four Florida artists who work in different mediums, but who all work primarily in black and white. The Black...

Cost: FREE

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

CFABS Players present Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” This delightfully hilarious and witty play follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight,...

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Where?
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

Bonita Springs Concert Band

Concert at Riverside Park

Cost: Free

Where?
Riverside Park
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-405-3320
Website »

Village Green Market

Head to the south side of The Village on Venetian Bay for its second ever green market, to be held every Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The upscale market...

Where?
The Village on Venetian Bay
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 561-929-0237
Website »

The Phantom of the Opera

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of...

Cost: $58-133

Where?
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-481-4849
Website »

David Thompson wildlife/Everglades photography exhibit

See the beauty of the River of Grass without any threat of sunburn, alligators or mosquitoes. David Lee Thompson’s stunning images will certainly remind you we live in paradise. Reception...

Cost: Free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
Everglades City, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Website »

: John Costin: Florida Birds, Wild Florida, Mother Nature exhibits

Can’t get a good look at our region’s exotic fliers up close in the wild? The next best thing for those of us who aren’t bird-whisperers is to enjoy the work of an artist who...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Annual Mullet Festival

The three-day festival attracts nearly 5,000 people to Goodland. Fried and smoked mullet are featured and in addition to the Buzzard Lope Queen event there is also a Buzzard Lope Princess day...

Where?
Stan’s Idle Hour
Goodland, FL

For more information:
Website »

Navarro Montllor’s Seascapes exhibit

Get your fine art fix on Fifth Avenue South, and ring in the New Year with works by the Spanish oil painter for free at Sheldon Fine Art. Navarro Montllor considers his technique somewhere...

Where?
Sheldon Fine Art
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-649-6255
Website »

The Fourth Wall

Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can’t stand it. Peggy’s usually exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse that caused her to redo the room as...

Cost: $42 per adult, $5 per student or child.

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-6862
Website »

First Date at Off Broadway Palm

A blind date first-timer is set up with a serial-dater and a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This hysterical new Broadway musical unfolds in...

Cost: $31-51

Where?
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

Emalie Savoy at BIG Arts

“gleaming richness” of her voice by The New York Times, rising American soprano Emalie Savoy is becoming widely recognized for both the...

Cost: $32 for general admission, free for students and children

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-395-0900
Website »

Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.

Doubt, pain, joy . . . More than 60 self-portraits by modern and contemporary artists reveal the human face’s wealth of emotive power. Although the self-portrait emerged in the early...

Cost: Admission $10 admission, $5 per full-time student

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-597-1900
Website »

God of Carnage

A playground scuffle brings two sets of parents together to discuss how to resolve their sons’ behavior. What starts out as a concerted civilized conversation erupts in to a primal war of...

Cost: $35

Where?
Sugden Community Theatre
Naples, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: The Naples Players
Telephone: 239-263-7990
Website »

Peter Zimmermann exhibit

The resin paintings of renowned German painter/colorist Peter Zimmerman are on display at Thomas Riley Studio through March 6.

Cost: Free

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

Peter Max: A Retrospective 1960-2015 exhibit

A never-before-seen collection of exquisite paintings by artist legend Peter Max will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at a presentation at Mercato in Naples. Peter Max will make...

Cost: Free

Where?
Mercato
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 866-900-6699
Website »

Winter Classic Swamp Buggy Race

The Florida Sports Park Mile-O-Mud continues the Collier County tradition. 

Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child

Where?
The Florida Sports Park
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-774-2701
Website »

Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

The Naples Philharmonic begins the new year with dance-inspired music and a burst of glorious brass, led by guest conductor Rossen Milanov.

Cost: Free admission, parking and lunch

Where?
Artis-Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-597-1900
Website »

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

“SURVIVOR SERIES II” PRE-QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT

Join more than 150 statewide, national and international amateurs and professionals, who will compete in the Pre-Qualifying ‘Survivor Series II’ events. The winner of this event will...

Cost: Register at YellowTennisBall.com

Where?
Delray Swim & Tennis Club
2350 Jaeger Dr.
Delray Beach, FL  33444
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 561-330-6003
Website »

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Art Class: Realistic Portrait Drawing in Colored Pencil

Learn how to draw realistic portraits in colored pencil. This class will have you drawing the special people in your life in full color. You will learn how to draw each of the facial features,...

Cost: $375

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Free Tigertail Beach Walks

Shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, live shells and more! Meet your Tigertail Beach volunteer guides at the kiosk for a walking tour of this natural beach. A designated...

Cost: Free

Where?
Tigertail Beach Park
490 Hernando Drive
Marco Island, FL  34145
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: "Images from the Land of the Descending Dragon”

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of America’s withdrawal from Vietnam. This exhibition by Paul Arsenault gave him a unique perspective of Vietnam during a delicate time in its evolution...

Cost: free

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

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Depot Museum
Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact name: Naples Depot
Website »

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free Clam Pass Walks

Free guided walk - Boardwalk, Bay, and Beach. Learn importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet fascinating creatures and plants that share this unique habitat. Meet your guide...

Cost: Free

Where?
Clam Pass Park
410 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Briggs Boardwalk Rookery Bay Walk

Free, self-guided boardwalk open year round, dawn to dusk. Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides available most mornings. View five eco-communities from scrub to brackish...

Cost: Free

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: ArtCalusa: Representing Florida’s History Through Art

ArtCalusa is a group exhibition featuring Florida's leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental...

Cost: free

Where?
Collier County Museum
3331 Tamiami Tr E
Naples, FL  34112
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Museum
Telephone: 239-252-8476
Contact name: Collier County Museum
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: “Primordial Everglades”

The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host artist David Lee Thompson’s photography. A Native Floridian with 30 years of professional photographic experience, lover of wild places and...

Cost: free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
105 W. Broadway
Everglades City, FL  34139
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Museum of the Everglades
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Contact name: Museum of the Everglades
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAAWinter Juried Show opens

Winter Juried Show opens 

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Good Fortune II Leisurely Lunch Cruise

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Good Fortune II Classic Sunset Adventure

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grouper Fest

Real Seafood Co. Naples

GROUPER FEST

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Saturday, Jan. 31

Limited Time Offer

 

PAN SEARED GROUPER | $32.95*

white...

Cost: *price per entrée, tax and gratuity not included

Where?
Real Seafood Company
8960 Fontana Del Sol Way
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 888-456-3463

First Date at Off Broadway Palm

A blind date first-timer is set up with a serial-dater and a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This hysterical new Broadway musical unfolds in...

Cost: $31-51

Where?
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

: John Costin: Florida Birds, Wild Florida, Mother Nature exhibits

Can’t get a good look at our region’s exotic fliers up close in the wild? The next best thing for those of us who aren’t bird-whisperers is to enjoy the work of an artist who...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Peter Zimmermann exhibit

The resin paintings of renowned German painter/colorist Peter Zimmerman are on display at Thomas Riley Studio through March 6.

Cost: Free

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

David Thompson wildlife/Everglades photography exhibit

See the beauty of the River of Grass without any threat of sunburn, alligators or mosquitoes. David Lee Thompson’s stunning images will certainly remind you we live in paradise. Reception...

Cost: Free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
Everglades City, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Website »

Navarro Montllor’s Seascapes exhibit

Get your fine art fix on Fifth Avenue South, and ring in the New Year with works by the Spanish oil painter for free at Sheldon Fine Art. Navarro Montllor considers his technique somewhere...

Where?
Sheldon Fine Art
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-649-6255
Website »

Village Green Market

Head to the south side of The Village on Venetian Bay for its second ever green market, to be held every Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The upscale market...

Where?
The Village on Venetian Bay
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 561-929-0237
Website »

The Fourth Wall

Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can’t stand it. Peggy’s usually exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse that caused her to redo the room as...

Cost: $42 per adult, $5 per student or child.

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-6862
Website »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

In this uproarious Tony-Award winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister, Masha, her hot new young lover, Spike, their next-door neighbor Nina,...

Cost: $40-60

Where?
Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.

Doubt, pain, joy . . . More than 60 self-portraits by modern and contemporary artists reveal the human face’s wealth of emotive power. Although the self-portrait emerged in the early...

Cost: Admission $10 admission, $5 per full-time student

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-597-1900
Website »

Black & White exhibit

For our January exhibit we are bringing together four Florida artists who work in different mediums, but who all work primarily in black and white. The Black...

Cost: FREE

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Joe Griffith: Mercury Switch and Belonging: Caputo, Frorup, Mason exhibits

Joe Griffith’s exhibition combines his interest in art and science, inspired by the research being conducted at FGCU’s Vester Marine Field Station. Through...

Cost: Free

Where?
FGCU Arts Complex
Estero, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-590-7199
Website »

God of Carnage

A playground scuffle brings two sets of parents together to discuss how to resolve their sons’ behavior. What starts out as a concerted civilized conversation erupts in to a primal war of...

Cost: $35

Where?
Sugden Community Theatre
Naples, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: The Naples Players
Telephone: 239-263-7990
Website »

The Phantom of the Opera

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of...

Cost: $58-133

Where?
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-481-4849
Website »

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

CFABS Players present Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” This delightfully hilarious and witty play follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight,...

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Where?
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

The Naples Networking Group

The Naples Networking Group

Cost: 1.00

Where?
American Momentum Bank Bldg
8625 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL  34108
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-424-9142
Contact name: Seth Schiller
Website »

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Free Tigertail Beach Walks

Shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, live shells and more! Meet your Tigertail Beach volunteer guides at the kiosk for a walking tour of this natural beach. A designated...

Cost: Free

Where?
Tigertail Beach Park
490 Hernando Drive
Marco Island, FL  34145
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: “Primordial Everglades”

The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host artist David Lee Thompson’s photography. A Native Floridian with 30 years of professional photographic experience, lover of wild places and...

Cost: free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
105 W. Broadway
Everglades City, FL  34139
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Museum of the Everglades
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Contact name: Museum of the Everglades
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Planned Parenthood can help you “Get Ready to Get Covered”

The enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is still open, and Planned Parenthood of Collier County is helping people sign up. Planned...

Cost: Free

Where?
Planned Parenthood of Collier County
1425 Creech Road
Naples, FL
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 262-892-3ext301

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Planned Parenthood can help you “Get Ready to Get Covered”

The enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is still open, and Planned Parenthood of Collier County is helping people sign up. Planned Parenthood has employees and...

Cost: Free

Where?
Planned Parenthood of Collier County
1425 Creech Road
Naples, FL
View map »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: ArtCalusa: Representing Florida’s History Through Art

ArtCalusa is a group exhibition featuring Florida's leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental...

Cost: free

Where?
Collier County Museum
3331 Tamiami Tr E
Naples, FL  34112
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Museum
Telephone: 239-252-8476
Contact name: Collier County Museum
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Planned Parenthood can help you “Get Ready to Get Covered”

The enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is still open, and Planned Parenthood of Collier County is helping people sign up. Planned Parenthood has employees and...

Cost: Free

Where?
Planned Parenthood of Collier County
1425 Creech Road
Naples, FL
View map »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Briggs Boardwalk Rookery Bay Walk

Free, self-guided boardwalk open year round, dawn to dusk. Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides available most mornings. View five eco-communities from scrub to brackish...

Cost: Free

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free Clam Pass Walks

Free guided walk - Boardwalk, Bay, and Beach. Learn importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet fascinating creatures and plants that share this unique habitat. Meet your guide...

Cost: Free

Where?
Clam Pass Park
410 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: "Images from the Land of the Descending Dragon”

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of America’s withdrawal from Vietnam. This exhibition by Paul Arsenault gave him a unique perspective of Vietnam during a delicate time in its evolution...

Cost: free

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

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Depot Museum
Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact name: Naples Depot
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hidden History Cruise

Rookery Bay area is rich with history – archeological, anthropological and ecological. Conservancy of Southwest  Florida Naturalist Michelle Rebilas explains many surprising facts and...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12 $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Good Fortune II Leisurely Lunch Cruise

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAAWinter Juried Show opens

Winter Juried Show opens 

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Treasure Island boat tour

The treasure on this interesting island isn't gold, silver or pirates' booty. It is the amazing ecological treasure of a rare tropical hardwood...

Cost: $80 members/$90 non-members

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Good Fortune II Classic Sunset Adventure

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grouper Fest

Real Seafood Co. Naples

GROUPER FEST

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Saturday, Jan. 31

Limited Time Offer

 

PAN SEARED GROUPER | $32.95*

white...

Cost: *price per entrée, tax and gratuity not included

Where?
Real Seafood Company
8960 Fontana Del Sol Way
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 888-456-3463

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“Love Your Neighbor” to Support The Heights Foundation

“Love Your Neighbor”, an annual event featuring Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren Designs, will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the riverfront...

Cost: $150 - Sponsorship opportunities available

Where?
A Private Home in the Gulf Harbour Community
Fort Myers, FL  33908

For more information:
Sponsor: The Heights Foundation
Telephone: 239-482-7706
Contact name: Laurie Stanley
Website »

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“Love Your Neighbor” to Support The Heights Foundation

“Love Your Neighbor”, an annual event featuring Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren Designs, will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the riverfront...

Cost: $150 - Sponsorship opportunities available

Where?
A Private Home in the Gulf Harbour Community
15560 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 36
Fort Myers, FL  33908
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: The Heights Foundation
Telephone: 239-482-7706
Contact name: Laurie Stanley
Website »

7:00 PM

Beginner Salsa Group Class

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...

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

Where?
Naples and Fort Myers Locations
, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: Dolce Vita Dance Company
Telephone: 484-680-0693
Contact name: Christina tully
Website »

The Fourth Wall

Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can’t stand it. Peggy’s usually exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse that caused her to redo the room as...

Cost: $42 per adult, $5 per student or child.

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-6862
Website »

Navarro Montllor’s Seascapes exhibit

Get your fine art fix on Fifth Avenue South, and ring in the New Year with works by the Spanish oil painter for free at Sheldon Fine Art. Navarro Montllor considers his technique somewhere...

Where?
Sheldon Fine Art
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-649-6255
Website »

Joe Griffith: Mercury Switch and Belonging: Caputo, Frorup, Mason exhibits

Joe Griffith’s exhibition combines his interest in art and science, inspired by the research being conducted at FGCU’s Vester Marine Field Station. Through...

Cost: Free

Where?
FGCU Arts Complex
Estero, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-590-7199
Website »

God of Carnage

A playground scuffle brings two sets of parents together to discuss how to resolve their sons’ behavior. What starts out as a concerted civilized conversation erupts in to a primal war of...

Cost: $35

Where?
Sugden Community Theatre
Naples, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: The Naples Players
Telephone: 239-263-7990
Website »

: John Costin: Florida Birds, Wild Florida, Mother Nature exhibits

Can’t get a good look at our region’s exotic fliers up close in the wild? The next best thing for those of us who aren’t bird-whisperers is to enjoy the work of an artist who...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Black & White exhibit

For our January exhibit we are bringing together four Florida artists who work in different mediums, but who all work primarily in black and white. The Black...

Cost: FREE

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

In this uproarious Tony-Award winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister, Masha, her hot new young lover, Spike, their next-door neighbor Nina,...

Cost: $40-60

Where?
Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

David Thompson wildlife/Everglades photography exhibit

See the beauty of the River of Grass without any threat of sunburn, alligators or mosquitoes. David Lee Thompson’s stunning images will certainly remind you we live in paradise. Reception...

Cost: Free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
Everglades City, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Website »

Village Green Market

Head to the south side of The Village on Venetian Bay for its second ever green market, to be held every Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The upscale market...

Where?
The Village on Venetian Bay
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 561-929-0237
Website »

Peter Zimmermann exhibit

The resin paintings of renowned German painter/colorist Peter Zimmerman are on display at Thomas Riley Studio through March 6.

Cost: Free

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.

Doubt, pain, joy . . . More than 60 self-portraits by modern and contemporary artists reveal the human face’s wealth of emotive power. Although the self-portrait emerged in the early...

Cost: Admission $10 admission, $5 per full-time student

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-597-1900
Website »

First Date at Off Broadway Palm

A blind date first-timer is set up with a serial-dater and a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This hysterical new Broadway musical unfolds in...

Cost: $31-51

Where?
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

The Phantom of the Opera

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of...

Cost: $58-133

Where?
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-481-4849
Website »

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

CFABS Players present Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” This delightfully hilarious and witty play follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight,...

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Where?
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

1:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Essence of the Estuary boat tour

Have you ever visited a place with the hope you might come away with a profound understanding of its essence rather than just a snapshot? This 2.5 hour small boat tour...

Cost: $75 members/$85 non-members

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Free Tigertail Beach Walks

Shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, live shells and more! Meet your Tigertail Beach volunteer guides at the kiosk for a walking tour of this natural beach. A designated...

Cost: Free

Where?
Tigertail Beach Park
490 Hernando Drive
Marco Island, FL  34145
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: "Images from the Land of the Descending Dragon”

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of America’s withdrawal from Vietnam. This exhibition by Paul Arsenault gave him a unique perspective of Vietnam during a delicate time in its evolution...

Cost: free

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

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Depot Museum
Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact name: Naples Depot
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: ArtCalusa: Representing Florida’s History Through Art

ArtCalusa is a group exhibition featuring Florida's leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental...

Cost: free

Where?
Collier County Museum
3331 Tamiami Tr E
Naples, FL  34112
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Museum
Telephone: 239-252-8476
Contact name: Collier County Museum
Website »

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free Clam Pass Walks

Free guided walk - Boardwalk, Bay, and Beach. Learn importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet fascinating creatures and plants that share this unique habitat. Meet your guide...

Cost: Free

Where?
Clam Pass Park
410 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Briggs Boardwalk Rookery Bay Walk

Free, self-guided boardwalk open year round, dawn to dusk. Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides available most mornings. View five eco-communities from scrub to brackish...

Cost: Free

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: “Primordial Everglades”

The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host artist David Lee Thompson’s photography. A Native Floridian with 30 years of professional photographic experience, lover of wild places and...

Cost: free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
105 W. Broadway
Everglades City, FL  34139
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Museum of the Everglades
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Contact name: Museum of the Everglades
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAAWinter Juried Show opens

Winter Juried Show opens 

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Good Fortune II Leisurely Lunch Cruise

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Retire Happy: The 3 key factors for a successful retirement - and money isn't one of them

Retirement can be challenging! It's one of the biggest chapters of the American Dream. It's the time of your life you've been dreaming about. So why do 50%...

Cost: Free

Where?
Clive Daniel Home
2777 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Between Two Hearts, LLC
Telephone: 239-434-9900
Contact name: Marioanne Oehser
Website »

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grouper Fest

Real Seafood Co. Naples

GROUPER FEST

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Saturday, Jan. 31

Limited Time Offer

 

PAN SEARED GROUPER | $32.95*

white...

Cost: *price per entrée, tax and gratuity not included

Where?
Real Seafood Company
8960 Fontana Del Sol Way
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 888-456-3463

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Good Fortune II Classic Sunset Adventure

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring Double Dare Live

The Center Bar at The Promenade at Bonita Bay invites you to sing and dance the night away to a live musical entertainment performance provided by Double Dare Live.  Entertainment starts at...

Cost: Free

Where?
The Center Bar
26811 South Bay Dr
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-325-3583
Website »

The Phantom of the Opera

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of...

Cost: $58-133

Where?
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-481-4849
Website »

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

CFABS Players present Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” This delightfully hilarious and witty play follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight,...

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Where?
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

Black & White exhibit

For our January exhibit we are bringing together four Florida artists who work in different mediums, but who all work primarily in black and white. The Black...

Cost: FREE

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.

Doubt, pain, joy . . . More than 60 self-portraits by modern and contemporary artists reveal the human face’s wealth of emotive power. Although the self-portrait emerged in the early...

Cost: Admission $10 admission, $5 per full-time student

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-597-1900
Website »

God of Carnage

A playground scuffle brings two sets of parents together to discuss how to resolve their sons’ behavior. What starts out as a concerted civilized conversation erupts in to a primal war of...

Cost: $35

Where?
Sugden Community Theatre
Naples, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: The Naples Players
Telephone: 239-263-7990
Website »

The Fourth Wall

Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can’t stand it. Peggy’s usually exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse that caused her to redo the room as...

Cost: $42 per adult, $5 per student or child.

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-6862
Website »

First Date at Off Broadway Palm

A blind date first-timer is set up with a serial-dater and a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This hysterical new Broadway musical unfolds in...

Cost: $31-51

Where?
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

In this uproarious Tony-Award winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister, Masha, her hot new young lover, Spike, their next-door neighbor Nina,...

Cost: $40-60

Where?
Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Village Green Market

Head to the south side of The Village on Venetian Bay for its second ever green market, to be held every Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The upscale market...

Where?
The Village on Venetian Bay
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 561-929-0237
Website »

Joe Griffith: Mercury Switch and Belonging: Caputo, Frorup, Mason exhibits

Joe Griffith’s exhibition combines his interest in art and science, inspired by the research being conducted at FGCU’s Vester Marine Field Station. Through...

Cost: Free

Where?
FGCU Arts Complex
Estero, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-590-7199
Website »

David Thompson wildlife/Everglades photography exhibit

See the beauty of the River of Grass without any threat of sunburn, alligators or mosquitoes. David Lee Thompson’s stunning images will certainly remind you we live in paradise. Reception...

Cost: Free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
Everglades City, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Website »

: John Costin: Florida Birds, Wild Florida, Mother Nature exhibits

Can’t get a good look at our region’s exotic fliers up close in the wild? The next best thing for those of us who aren’t bird-whisperers is to enjoy the work of an artist who...

Cost: Free

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Website »

Navarro Montllor’s Seascapes exhibit

Get your fine art fix on Fifth Avenue South, and ring in the New Year with works by the Spanish oil painter for free at Sheldon Fine Art. Navarro Montllor considers his technique somewhere...

Where?
Sheldon Fine Art
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-649-6255
Website »

Peter Zimmermann exhibit

The resin paintings of renowned German painter/colorist Peter Zimmerman are on display at Thomas Riley Studio through March 6.

Cost: Free

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Free Tigertail Beach Walks

Shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, live shells and more! Meet your Tigertail Beach volunteer guides at the kiosk for a walking tour of this natural beach. A designated...

Cost: Free

Where?
Tigertail Beach Park
490 Hernando Drive
Marco Island, FL  34145
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: ArtCalusa: Representing Florida’s History Through Art

ArtCalusa is a group exhibition featuring Florida's leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental...

Cost: free

Where?
Collier County Museum
3331 Tamiami Tr E
Naples, FL  34112
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Museum
Telephone: 239-252-8476
Contact name: Collier County Museum
Website »

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free Clam Pass Walks

Free guided walk - Boardwalk, Bay, and Beach. Learn importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet fascinating creatures and plants that share this unique habitat. Meet your guide...

Cost: Free

Where?
Clam Pass Park
410 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: "Images from the Land of the Descending Dragon”

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of America’s withdrawal from Vietnam. This exhibition by Paul Arsenault gave him a unique perspective of Vietnam during a delicate time in its evolution...

Cost: free

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

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Depot Museum
Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact name: Naples Depot
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: “Primordial Everglades”

The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host artist David Lee Thompson’s photography. A Native Floridian with 30 years of professional photographic experience, lover of wild places and...

Cost: free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
105 W. Broadway
Everglades City, FL  34139
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Museum of the Everglades
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Contact name: Museum of the Everglades
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Briggs Boardwalk Rookery Bay Walk

Free, self-guided boardwalk open year round, dawn to dusk. Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides available most mornings. View five eco-communities from scrub to brackish...

Cost: Free

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Naples Boat Show

Cost: $10.00

Where?
Florida Sports Park
8520 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd
Naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Marine Industries Association of Collier County
Telephone: 239-682-0900
Contact name: Tiffany Sawyer
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Good Fortune II Leisurely Lunch Cruise

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Planned Parenthood can help you “Get Ready to Get Covered”

The enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is still open, and Planned Parenthood of Collier County is helping people...

Cost: Free

Where?
Planned Parenthood of Collier County
1425 Creech Road
Naples, FL
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Planned Parenthood can help you “Get Ready to Get Covered”

The enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is still open, and Planned Parenthood of Collier County is helping people sign up. Planned...

Cost: Free

Where?
Planned Parenthood of Collier County
1425 Creech Road
Naples, FL
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 262-892-3ext301

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAAWinter Juried Show opens

Winter Juried Show opens 

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
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For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Life is a Beach boat tour

This tour provides an opportunity to explore Keewaydin Island, a natural, living barrier island with an incredible diversity of life and some of the best shelling in...

Cost: $80 members/$90 non-members

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grouper Fest

Real Seafood Co. Naples

GROUPER FEST

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Saturday, Jan. 31

Limited Time Offer

 

PAN SEARED GROUPER | $32.95*

white...

Cost: *price per entrée, tax and gratuity not included

Where?
Real Seafood Company
8960 Fontana Del Sol Way
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 888-456-3463

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Good Fortune II Classic Sunset Adventure

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Naples Princess Sunset Wine Cruise with Decanted

Join Decanted Wines aboard the Naples Princess for a sunset wine cruise. The perfect romantic evening or night out with friends! A beautiful two-hour sunset cruise onto the Gulf of Mexico,...

Cost: $60

Where?
Naples Princess
550 Port O Call Way
Naples, FL  34102
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For more information:
Sponsor: Decanted wines
Telephone: 239-434-1814
Website »

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Let's Talk Testing

Join the Lee County Citizen Education Action Committee on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 5:30 to 8pm at Bonita Springs-Estero Elks Lodge 2753, 3231 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL...

Cost: Reserve free tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-testing-tickets-1449

Where?
Bonita Springs-Estero Elks Lodge 2753
3231 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
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For more information:
Sponsor: Lee County Citizens Education Action Committee
Telephone: 847-471-3122
Contact name: Lori
Website »

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free Pancreatic Cancer Lecture

21st Century Oncology, the nation’s leading provider of integrated cancer care, is pleased to announce a complimentary lecture about pancreatic cancer on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from 6...

Cost: Free

Where?
Northern Trust Bank
8060 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL  33919
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring Joey Fiato

The Center Bar at The Promenade at Bonita Bay invites you to sing and dance the night away to a live musical entertainment performance provided Joey Fiato.   Entertainment starts at 6...

Cost: Free

Where?
The Center Bar
26811 South Bay Dr
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-325-3583
Website »

7:00 PM

Beginner Salsa Group Class

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...

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

Where?
Naples and Fort Myers Locations
, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: Dolce Vita Dance Company
Telephone: 484-680-0693
Contact name: Christina tully
Website »

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Comedian Sarah Colonna

Sarah Colonna is well known as a popular roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” She also served as a full time writer on “Chelsea...

Cost: $20

Where?
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Dr.
E110
Fort Myers, FL  33913
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For more information:
Sponsor: Off The Hook Comedy Club
Telephone: 239-389-6901
Contact name: Jenn
Website »

David Thompson wildlife/Everglades photography exhibit

See the beauty of the River of Grass without any threat of sunburn, alligators or mosquitoes. David Lee Thompson’s stunning images will certainly remind you we live in paradise. Reception...

Cost: Free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
Everglades City, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Website »

Village Green Market

Head to the south side of The Village on Venetian Bay for its second ever green market, to be held every Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The upscale market...

Where?
The Village on Venetian Bay
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 561-929-0237
Website »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

In this uproarious Tony-Award winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister, Masha, her hot new young lover, Spike, their next-door neighbor Nina,...

Cost: $40-60

Where?
Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Black & White exhibit

For our January exhibit we are bringing together four Florida artists who work in different mediums, but who all work primarily in black and white. The Black...

Cost: FREE

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Joe Griffith: Mercury Switch and Belonging: Caputo, Frorup, Mason exhibits

Joe Griffith’s exhibition combines his interest in art and science, inspired by the research being conducted at FGCU’s Vester Marine Field Station. Through...

Cost: Free

Where?
FGCU Arts Complex
Estero, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-590-7199
Website »

Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.

Doubt, pain, joy . . . More than 60 self-portraits by modern and contemporary artists reveal the human face’s wealth of emotive power. Although the self-portrait emerged in the early...

Cost: Admission $10 admission, $5 per full-time student

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-597-1900
Website »

The Fourth Wall

Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can’t stand it. Peggy’s usually exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse that caused her to redo the room as...

Cost: $42 per adult, $5 per student or child.

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-6862
Website »

Peter Zimmermann exhibit

The resin paintings of renowned German painter/colorist Peter Zimmerman are on display at Thomas Riley Studio through March 6.

Cost: Free

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

The Phantom of the Opera

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of...

Cost: $58-133

Where?
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-481-4849
Website »

Navarro Montllor’s Seascapes exhibit

Get your fine art fix on Fifth Avenue South, and ring in the New Year with works by the Spanish oil painter for free at Sheldon Fine Art. Navarro Montllor considers his technique somewhere...

Where?
Sheldon Fine Art
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-649-6255
Website »

God of Carnage

A playground scuffle brings two sets of parents together to discuss how to resolve their sons’ behavior. What starts out as a concerted civilized conversation erupts in to a primal war of...

Cost: $35

Where?
Sugden Community Theatre
Naples, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: The Naples Players
Telephone: 239-263-7990
Website »

First Date at Off Broadway Palm

A blind date first-timer is set up with a serial-dater and a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This hysterical new Broadway musical unfolds in...

Cost: $31-51

Where?
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

CFABS Players present Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” This delightfully hilarious and witty play follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight,...

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Where?
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Free Tigertail Beach Walks

Shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, live shells and more! Meet your Tigertail Beach volunteer guides at the kiosk for a walking tour of this natural beach. A designated...

Cost: Free

Where?
Tigertail Beach Park
490 Hernando Drive
Marco Island, FL  34145
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For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: ArtCalusa: Representing Florida’s History Through Art

ArtCalusa is a group exhibition featuring Florida's leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental...

Cost: free

Where?
Collier County Museum
3331 Tamiami Tr E
Naples, FL  34112
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Museum
Telephone: 239-252-8476
Contact name: Collier County Museum
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Briggs Boardwalk Rookery Bay Walk

Free, self-guided boardwalk open year round, dawn to dusk. Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides available most mornings. View five eco-communities from scrub to brackish...

Cost: Free

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: "Images from the Land of the Descending Dragon”

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of America’s withdrawal from Vietnam. This exhibition by Paul Arsenault gave him a unique perspective of Vietnam during a delicate time in its evolution...

Cost: free

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

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Depot Museum
Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact name: Naples Depot
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: “Primordial Everglades”

The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host artist David Lee Thompson’s photography. A Native Floridian with 30 years of professional photographic experience, lover of wild places and...

Cost: free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
105 W. Broadway
Everglades City, FL  34139
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Museum of the Everglades
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Contact name: Museum of the Everglades
Website »

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free Clam Pass Walks

Free guided walk - Boardwalk, Bay, and Beach. Learn importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet fascinating creatures and plants that share this unique habitat. Meet your guide...

Cost: Free

Where?
Clam Pass Park
410 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL  34103
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For more information:
Website »

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Yoga+ Art

Intuitive Art & Yoga offers a wholistic and integrated approach to mind & body wellness. Each class session begins with a one hour yoga session followed by a one hour intuitive art...

Cost: $30 drop-in

Where?
The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park St.
Naples, FL  34102
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For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Art Association
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Contact name: Jessica Hesser
Website »

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sweet Liberty Sailing Adventures

A three-hour Naples Bay tour accompanied by Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteers. Includes one hour of shelling  and  swimming at Keewaydin Island. Schedule...

Cost: $40 per person. Conservancy members receive a 10% discount.

Where?
Crayton Cove
880 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-793-3525
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAAWinter Juried Show opens

Winter Juried Show opens 

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Good Fortune II Leisurely Lunch Cruise

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Good Fortune II Classic Sunset Adventure

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
Website »

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grouper Fest

Real Seafood Co. Naples

GROUPER FEST

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Saturday, Jan. 31

Limited Time Offer

 

PAN SEARED GROUPER | $32.95*

white...

Cost: *price per entrée, tax and gratuity not included

Where?
Real Seafood Company
8960 Fontana Del Sol Way
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 888-456-3463

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative to host interactive River District tour on Jan. 30

ULI Southwest Florida’s Women’s Leadership Initiative is hosting an interactive tour of the River District, the mixed-use development area in downtown Fort...

Cost: $10 for members; $20 for non-members

Where?
Barraco & Associates
2271 2271 McGregor Blvd. #100
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sunset to Starlight Cruise

This naturalist-led small boat adventure takes place in the evening and is often (but not always) around the time of the full moon. Guests will visit a remote section...

Cost: $80 members/$90 non-members

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Amazing Adventures

The Amazing Adventures monthly lecture series runs from January through March and brings many corners of the world to our auditorium screen. Narrated by a local naturalist, researcher or...

Cost: free to members/$10 for non-members

Where?
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
Website »

6:00 PM -

Actor and TV commentator Lawrence O’Donnell to speak at Planned Parenthood gala

Political analyst, journalist, actor, producer, writer and MSNBC news program commentator Lawrence O’Donnell will lend his voice in support of women’s rights on behalf of Planned...

Cost: $350 for a single ticket to $15,000 for a premium table

Where?
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Blvd N
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-8923
Contact name: Shannon Starr
Website »

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring Dead Letter Society

The Center Bar at The Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts Florida’s Dead Letter Society with a free performance starting at 6:00 p.m. playing Rock-‘n’-Roll dance music dating from...

Cost: Free

Where?
The Center Bar
26811 South Bay Dr
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-325-3583
Website »

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Comedian Sarah Colonna

Sarah Colonna is well known as a popular roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” She also served as a full time writer on “Chelsea...

Cost: $20

Where?
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Dr.
E110
Fort Myers, FL  33913
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Off The Hook Comedy Club
Telephone: 239-389-6901
Contact name: Jenn
Website »

Peter Zimmermann exhibit

The resin paintings of renowned German painter/colorist Peter Zimmerman are on display at Thomas Riley Studio through March 6.

Cost: Free

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
Website »

God of Carnage

A playground scuffle brings two sets of parents together to discuss how to resolve their sons’ behavior. What starts out as a concerted civilized conversation erupts in to a primal war of...

Cost: $35

Where?
Sugden Community Theatre
Naples, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: The Naples Players
Telephone: 239-263-7990
Website »

Black & White exhibit

For our January exhibit we are bringing together four Florida artists who work in different mediums, but who all work primarily in black and white. The Black...

Cost: FREE

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Website »

Joe Griffith: Mercury Switch and Belonging: Caputo, Frorup, Mason exhibits

Joe Griffith’s exhibition combines his interest in art and science, inspired by the research being conducted at FGCU’s Vester Marine Field Station. Through...

Cost: Free

Where?
FGCU Arts Complex
Estero, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-590-7199
Website »

Navarro Montllor’s Seascapes exhibit

Get your fine art fix on Fifth Avenue South, and ring in the New Year with works by the Spanish oil painter for free at Sheldon Fine Art. Navarro Montllor considers his technique somewhere...

Where?
Sheldon Fine Art
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-649-6255
Website »

First Date at Off Broadway Palm

A blind date first-timer is set up with a serial-dater and a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This hysterical new Broadway musical unfolds in...

Cost: $31-51

Where?
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
Website »

“You Make Me Feel so Young” cubist paintings dedicated to love, music and simple pleasures of life – by Alexander Solotzew

Two years ago Russian-German artist Alexander Solotzew visited Naples for his first exhibition, and found more than success. He found his love, his muse, and now his wife – Marina. She...

Cost: Free to attend

Where?
Gallery on Fifth
9115 Strada Place, #5130
Naples, FL  34108
View map »

The Fourth Wall

Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can’t stand it. Peggy’s usually exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse that caused her to redo the room as...

Cost: $42 per adult, $5 per student or child.

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-6862
Website »

Village Green Market

Head to the south side of The Village on Venetian Bay for its second ever green market, to be held every Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The upscale market...

Where?
The Village on Venetian Bay
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 561-929-0237
Website »

David Thompson wildlife/Everglades photography exhibit

See the beauty of the River of Grass without any threat of sunburn, alligators or mosquitoes. David Lee Thompson’s stunning images will certainly remind you we live in paradise. Reception...

Cost: Free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
Everglades City, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Website »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

In this uproarious Tony-Award winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister, Masha, her hot new young lover, Spike, their next-door neighbor Nina,...

Cost: $40-60

Where?
Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
Website »

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

CFABS Players present Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” This delightfully hilarious and witty play follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight,...

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Where?
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

The Phantom of the Opera

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of...

Cost: $58-133

Where?
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-481-4849
Website »

Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.

Doubt, pain, joy . . . More than 60 self-portraits by modern and contemporary artists reveal the human face’s wealth of emotive power. Although the self-portrait emerged in the early...

Cost: Admission $10 admission, $5 per full-time student

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-597-1900
Website »

6:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Calusa 5K Kiwanis Bug Chase

 The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis will hold the 7th annual Calusa Bug Chase 5K run and BUG Crawl on Jan. 31, 2015 at the Calusa Nature Center  located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort...

Cost: Adult pre-registration up to Jan. 23 is $20, Jan. 24-30 registration is $25

Where?
Calusa Nature Center
3450 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Pool Pros Inc. & Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
Contact name: Heather Chouinard
Website »

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Fossil Dig with Dr. Gary Schmelz

Collect numerous 1.5 million year old Caloosahatchee specimens with Dr. Schmelz at an exciting fossil site in Charlotte County. Specimens include giant apple murex, cowries, miters, vase shells...

Cost: Members: Adult/$70; Others: Adult/$105.

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

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-0304
Contact name: Cheryl Latif

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free Clam Pass Walks

Free guided walk - Boardwalk, Bay, and Beach. Learn importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet fascinating creatures and plants that share this unique habitat. Meet your guide...

Cost: Free

Where?
Clam Pass Park
410 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL  34103
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: "Images from the Land of the Descending Dragon”

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of America’s withdrawal from Vietnam. This exhibition by Paul Arsenault gave him a unique perspective of Vietnam during a delicate time in its evolution...

Cost: free

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

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Depot Museum
Telephone: 239-262-6525
Contact name: Naples Depot
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: “Primordial Everglades”

The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host artist David Lee Thompson’s photography. A Native Floridian with 30 years of professional photographic experience, lover of wild places and...

Cost: free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
105 W. Broadway
Everglades City, FL  34139
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Museum of the Everglades
Telephone: 239-695-0008
Contact name: Museum of the Everglades
Website »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Briggs Boardwalk Rookery Bay Walk

Free, self-guided boardwalk open year round, dawn to dusk. Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides available most mornings. View five eco-communities from scrub to brackish...

Cost: Free

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »

For more information:
Website »

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: ArtCalusa: Representing Florida’s History Through Art

ArtCalusa is a group exhibition featuring Florida's leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental...

Cost: free

Where?
Collier County Museum
3331 Tamiami Tr E
Naples, FL  34112
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Museum
Telephone: 239-252-8476
Contact name: Collier County Museum
Website »

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

2nd Annual Clues & Brews

This exciting one-of-a-kind event will challenge teams of participants and test their wits as they navigate the grounds of the Bell Tower Shoppes searching for hidden clues.  The Scavenger...

Cost: $20.00 (Scavenger Hunt only) $30.00 (Craft Brewer Festival) $40.00 Both

Where?
Bell Tower Shops
13499 US 41 SE
Fort Myers, FL  33907
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: NAMI Lee County, Inc.
Telephone: 239-337-9024
Contact name: Vacharee Howard
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAAWinter Juried Show opens

Winter Juried Show opens 

Cost: Free admission

Where?
Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building
3030 Shell Mound
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact name: publicity chair
Website »

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FREE Vision and Hearing Screening - Lions Club International

LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL providing FREE Vision and Hearing Screenings - All Ages.  At The New Year Around the World event at The Home Depot on Airport Pulling & Davis Blvd. Saturday,...

Cost: FREE

Where?
The Home Depot (Airport Pulling Rd & Davis Blvd)
1651 Airport Pulling S
Naples, FL  34112
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Nites Lions Club
Telephone: 239-793-2203
Contact name: Deborah
Website »

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FREE: CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR AROUND THE WORLD

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR

AROUND THE WORLD

FREE Family Event

At The Home Depot on Airport Pulling...

Cost: FREE

Where?
The Home Depot (Airport Pulling Rd & Davis Blvd)
1651 Airport Pulling Rd S
Naples, FL  34112
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For more information:
Sponsor: The Home Depot
Telephone: 239-793-2203
Contact name: Deborah
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Good Fortune II Leisurely Lunch Cruise

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Inaugural Six Bends Chili Cook-off

The Inaugural Six Bends...

Cost: Varies

Where?
Six Bends Harley-Davidson
9501 Thunder Road
Fort Myers, FL  33913
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For more information:
Sponsor: Six Bends
Telephone: 239-275-4647
Contact name: Kelly Lanham
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cooking Class "Gluten Free & Full of Flavor" with Chef Kristina San Filippo

Menu:

Romaine Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing & Parmesan Crisp ~  Bison Meatloaf with Creamy Mushroom Sauce ~  Dark Chocolate Banana Bread...

Cost: $50 per person includes the class and a multi course lunch with beverage.

Where?
The Good Life of Naples
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Suite 176
Naples, FL  34109
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For more information:
Sponsor: The Good Life of Naples
Telephone: 239-514-4663
Contact name: The Good Life
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grouper Fest

Real Seafood Co. Naples

GROUPER FEST

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Saturday, Jan. 31

Limited Time Offer

 

PAN SEARED GROUPER | $32.95*

white...

Cost: *price per entrée, tax and gratuity not included

Where?
Real Seafood Company
8960 Fontana Del Sol Way
Naples, FL  34109
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For more information:
Telephone: 888-456-3463

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Good Fortune II Classic Sunset Adventure

Coast Guard-certified captains and trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guides steer you through mangrove-lined channels of Rookery Bay, home to an amazing array of some of the...

Cost: Members: Adult $32, Under 12 $14; Others: Adult $42, Under 12: $19.

Where?
Rookery Bay
Shell Island Road
Naples, FL  34113
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-403-4236
Contact name: Jean Zeller
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Carly Fiorina at Republican Women Make the Difference

The Republican Women of Collier County announce an evening reception with Carly Fiorina at the The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples on January 31 from 6 to 8 pm.  Ms....

Cost: $30 before 1/20/15; $35 after 1/20/15

Where?
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
15080 Livingston Road
Naples, FL  34109
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For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Republicans
Telephone: 860-836-0890
Contact name: Jan Face Glassman
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Inaugural Eyeball Soiree'

Taste scrumptious cuisine prepared by renowned SWFL chefs, paired with wines from around the world and beers, while enjoying live music in the gardens & silent auction. $100 individual...

Cost: $100

Where?
Everglades Wonder Gardens
27180 Old Rt 41
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
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For more information:
Sponsor: Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic
Telephone: 239-398-9999
Contact name: Trish Leonard
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring Made in Brooklyn Live

The Center Bar at The Promenade at Bonita Bay invites you to sing and dance the night away to a live musical entertainment performance provided by Made in Brooklyn Live.  Entertainment...

Cost: Free

Where?
The Center Bar
26811 South Bay Dr
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-325-3583
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Carly Fiorina at Republican Women Make the Difference

Amid speculation that she will be a national candidate, Collier County Republicans are hosting an evening reception with Carly Fiorina in celebration of Collier County Republican Women's...

Cost: $30 before 1/20/15; $35 after 1/20/15

Where?
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
15080 Livingston Road
Naples, FL  34109
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For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Republicans
Telephone: 239-732-0885
Contact name: Jan Face Glassman
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Comedian Sarah Colonna

Sarah Colonna is well known as a popular roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” She also served as a full time writer on “Chelsea...

Cost: $20

Where?
Off The Hook Comedy Club
10045 Gulf Center Dr.
E110
Fort Myers, FL  33913
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For more information:
Sponsor: Off The Hook Comedy Club
Telephone: 239-389-6901
Contact name: Jenn
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Black & White exhibit

For our January exhibit we are bringing together four Florida artists who work in different mediums, but who all work primarily in black and white. The Black...

Cost: FREE

Where?
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-939-2787
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“You Make Me Feel so Young” cubist paintings dedicated to love, music and simple pleasures of life – by Alexander Solotzew

Two years ago Russian-German artist Alexander Solotzew visited Naples for his first exhibition, and found more than success. He found his love, his muse, and now his wife – Marina. She...

Cost: Free to attend

Where?
Gallery on Fifth
9115 Strada Place, #5130
Naples, FL  34108
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God of Carnage

A playground scuffle brings two sets of parents together to discuss how to resolve their sons’ behavior. What starts out as a concerted civilized conversation erupts in to a primal war of...

Cost: $35

Where?
Sugden Community Theatre
Naples, FL

For more information:
Sponsor: The Naples Players
Telephone: 239-263-7990
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David Thompson wildlife/Everglades photography exhibit

See the beauty of the River of Grass without any threat of sunburn, alligators or mosquitoes. David Lee Thompson’s stunning images will certainly remind you we live in paradise. Reception...

Cost: Free

Where?
Museum of the Everglades
Everglades City, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-695-0008
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The Fourth Wall

Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can’t stand it. Peggy’s usually exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse that caused her to redo the room as...

Cost: $42 per adult, $5 per student or child.

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-472-6862
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Navarro Montllor’s Seascapes exhibit

Get your fine art fix on Fifth Avenue South, and ring in the New Year with works by the Spanish oil painter for free at Sheldon Fine Art. Navarro Montllor considers his technique somewhere...

Where?
Sheldon Fine Art
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-649-6255
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

In this uproarious Tony-Award winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister, Masha, her hot new young lover, Spike, their next-door neighbor Nina,...

Cost: $40-60

Where?
Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-261-7529
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Village Green Market

Head to the south side of The Village on Venetian Bay for its second ever green market, to be held every Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The upscale market...

Where?
The Village on Venetian Bay
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 561-929-0237
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First Date at Off Broadway Palm

A blind date first-timer is set up with a serial-dater and a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This hysterical new Broadway musical unfolds in...

Cost: $31-51

Where?
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-278-4422
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Peter Zimmermann exhibit

The resin paintings of renowned German painter/colorist Peter Zimmerman are on display at Thomas Riley Studio through March 6.

Cost: Free

Where?
Thomas Riley Studio
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-594-1098
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

CFABS Players present Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” This delightfully hilarious and witty play follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight,...

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Where?
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-495-8989
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The Phantom of the Opera

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of...

Cost: $58-133

Where?
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-481-4849
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Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.

Doubt, pain, joy . . . More than 60 self-portraits by modern and contemporary artists reveal the human face’s wealth of emotive power. Although the self-portrait emerged in the early...

Cost: Admission $10 admission, $5 per full-time student

Where?
The Baker Museum
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-597-1900
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Joe Griffith: Mercury Switch and Belonging: Caputo, Frorup, Mason exhibits

Joe Griffith’s exhibition combines his interest in art and science, inspired by the research being conducted at FGCU’s Vester Marine Field Station. Through...

Cost: Free

Where?
FGCU Arts Complex
Estero, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-590-7199
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