MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Alliance for the Arts. Robert Patrick and Regina Jestrow showcase their work from March 2–28; reception at 5 p.m. on March 2. 939-2787.
Art in the Garden. ZimSculpt, an exhibition of more than 200 Zimbabwean stone sculptures, is on display at the Naples Botanical Garden to April 22. 643-7275.
Art in the Park. Stroll Park Street in Naples from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 3 to see live demonstrations of skill and shop the latest pieces. 262-6517.
Art League of Fort Myers. The World Around Us is on display March 2–30; reception at 6 p.m. on March 2. 275-3970.
Art of the Olympians. French Olympian Kader Koluchi exhibits Koluchi: A Spirit Unleashed through March. 332-5055.
BIG Arts Center. The Beat Goes On, featuring work by Renee Ray and Peter Zell, and Guests Will Be Hung exhibit March 2–29; receptions are at 5:30 p.m. on March 9. 395-0900.
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books will exhibit March 2 to April 28; reception at 6 p.m. on March 2. 495-8989.
First Fridays Art Walk. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the art galleries and businesses of Fort Myers’ River District from 6–10 p.m. on March 2. fortmyersartwalk.com.
Gardner Colby Gallery. Contemporary Realism, featuring the work of Aaron Westerberg and Edward Minoff, is on display beginning March 15. 403-7787.
The Imaginarium. Treasure!, an exhibit that explores the history of treasures and treasure hunting, is on display through May 20. 321-7420.
Jo-Gi Gallery. Matt Lamb will exhibit work from March 15–21, including a special Meet Matt Lamb opening party beginning at 5:45 p.m. on March 15. 659-5644.
Marco Island’s Center for the Arts. Florida’s Native Americans: Artists of the Everglades exhibits March 5–30; reception at 5:30 p.m. on March 13. 394-4221.
Marianne Friedland Gallery. Master American and European Printmakers, featuring the work of Pablo Picasso and Helen Frankenthaler, is on display March 3–31. 262-2816.
Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. On display all this month is Louise Nevelson; Prendergast to Pollock, from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute; Manolo Valdés; 50 Years of American Studio Glass; Juan Genovés’ A Retrospective; Leaders in American Modernism; Modern Mexican Masters; The Mouse House, featuring works from the Olga Hirshhorn collection; and Memories of World War II. 597-1900.
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Myra Roberts hopes to inspire feelings of fear and hope with her exhibition Project Tolerance: Faces of Anne Frank, on display March 2–30. 333-1933.
Sultan Gallery. Watercolors exhibits at KVS Interior Design this month. 949-6700.
3 Redneck Tenors. The musical comedy concert features stars from opera and Broadway; performing at 7:30 p.m. on March 12 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.
All That Jazz. The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs with veteran big band trumpeter Bobby Shew at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on March 22 at the Phil. 597-1900.
The Bach Ensemble. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, this ensemble performs Mass in B Minor at 7:30 p.m. on March 9 at Moorings Presbyterian Church.
Bay Street Brassworks. Playing music from their new album, Brass on Fire, the boys bring the noise at 8 p.m. on March 16 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.
Bayshore Cultural & Performing Arts Center. Part of the Jazz in the Park series, the Jebry and Friends Quintet performs at 2 p.m. on March 18 at Sugden Regional Park. Enjoy Naples Orchestra and Chorus as part of the Erich Kunzel Concert Series at 7 p.m. on March 2 at Edison State College, Collier Campus. 775-2800.
Bonita Springs Concert Band. Enjoy marches, pop, ragtime, big band and light classics, March 18 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park. bonitaspringsconcertband.com.
Brian Culbertson & David Benoit. The two contemporary jazz giants perform at 8 p.m. on March 24 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Part of the Live! at the Promenade series, the Naples Piano Trio performs at 7 p.m. on March 1; and Flamenco Puro performs at 7 p.m. on March 15. 495-8989.
Charlie Thomas & the Drifters. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents an evening of hits from the golden era at 7:30 p.m. on March 19. 278-4422.
Chaplin: A Life Concert. Part concert, part stage musical David Pomeranz performs his tribute to Charlie Chaplin at 8 p.m. on March 9 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.
Charo. The one and only legendary Latin musician performs March 13–14 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Chris Botti. The American jazz instrumental artist performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.
Classic Chamber Concerts. The chamber plays at 8 p.m. on March 5 and 12 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990.
Davina & The Vagabonds. Bruce T. Gora Concert Series at 5 p.m. on March 18 at the Alliance for the Arts. 939-2787.
Debbie Reynolds. America’s Sweetheart, loved in films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, performs at 8 p.m. on March 25 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Doo-Wop Groups Concert. Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, the Spaniels featuring Willie C. Jackson, The Marcels, Jimmy Clanton, The Clovers featuring Harold Winley and Rockin’ Robin’s Rhythm Kings perform in one incredible concert at 8 p.m. on March 15 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Elton John & His Band. Sir Elton brings his endless catalog of hits to Southwest Florida at 8 p.m. on March 13 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.
An Evening with Bowfire. An all-star line-up of the finest fiddlers and violinists will perform at 8 p.m. on March 17 at the Phil. 597-1900.
An Evening with the Kruger Brothers. Known for spellbinding instrumental virtuosity, the brothers play two shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on March 6 at the Phil. 5975-1900.
Fort Myers Music Walk. Listen to a wide range of musical styles from jazz to rock performing throughout the River District beginning at 7 p.m. on March 16. fortmyersmusicwalk.com.
The Gene Krupa Story. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the music of the big band drumming legend at 7:30 p.m. on March 5. 278-4422.
Gulfcoast Symphony. The orchestra pays homage to American composer Richard Rodgers in Richard Rodgers Songbook, which features music from Oklahoma, South Pacific and The King & I, at 7:30 p.m. on March 18 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 277-1700.
Island Jazz. Enjoy big band and Dixieland-style music at 3 p.m. on March 4 and 18 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.
Jazz in the Garden. The Trio’s sound is reminiscent of drumless groups of the ’40s and ’50s; they performer at 2 p.m. on March 11 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275.
Laura Fernando Memorial Recital. Richard Bosworth will give a solo recital in tribute to his long-time piano colleague and friend at 4 p.m. on March 24 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples. 269-3650
Linda Eder and Steve Tyrell. Two captivating voices from contemporary music perform at 8 p.m. on March 20 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Lucie Arnaz. The daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz performs March 23–24 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Marc Kudisch. The singer and actor brings his new show What Makes Me Tick to Naples March 15–16 at the Phil. 597-1900.
The Mastersingers Chamber Chorus. The chorus performs Handel, Haydn and Faure at 7 p.m. on March 24 at Faith United Methodist Church and at 4 p.m. on March 25 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. mastersingersfm.com.
The Minnesota Orchestra. The Fort Myers Community Concert Association presents one of America’s top symphonic ensembles at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.
The Moody Blues. The band stops in Fort Myers during its 32-city tour on March 12 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.
The Mozart Group. A string quartet of classically educated musicians put a spin on old songs in their humorous, musical cabaret act performing at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at the Village Auditorium at Shell Point. 454-2067.
Naples Concert Band. The band plays at 7 p.m. on March 3 and 24 at Lely High School and at 2 p.m. on March 4 and 25 at Cambier Park. 263-9521.
Naples Music Club. The club performs Broadway, Boogie and Blues at 3 p.m. on March 31 at First United Methodist Church. 598-2082.
Naples Orchestra and Chorus. The group performs Made in America at 7 p.m. on March 17 and at 2 p.m. on March 18 at Golden Gate High School. naplesorchestraandchorus.org.
Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. The Sypert Salon Series starts the month off with a Mighty Mozart concert at 3 p.m. on March 4; in the fifth installment of the Classical Series, Ingrid Fliter is featured on piano in Chopin & Prokofiev at 8 p.m. from March 8–10; as part of the Pops Series NPO performs with Debbie Gravitte Bond and Beyond: Celebrating 50 Years of 007 on stage from March 27–31; all concerts at the Phil. As part of the Reaching Out Series, the NPO performs Haydn’s London Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on March 22 at the First Presbyterian Church and at 8 p.m. on March 23 at the Wesley United Methodist Church. 597-1900.
Neil Sedaka. The versatile singer-songwriter and pianist performs at 8 p.m. on March 22 at the Phil. 597-1900.
The New York Tenors. Three of New York’s premier voices join forces for two performances in Southwest Florida: at 7:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and at 8 p.m. on March 23 at the Phil. 481-4849 and 597-1900.
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. NPO performs with the bluegrass legends at 8 p.m. on March 16 at the Phil. 597-1900.
The Sedaka Show. Jim Van Slyke performs a revue of Neil Sedaka work at 8 p.m. on March 2 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.
THEATER & SHOWS
103 Years of Broadway. Stars of classical musicals will perform some of Broadway’s greatest hits from shows such as Cats and The Phantom of the Opera at 8 p.m. on March 18 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Fiddler on the Roof. In a town where tradition is paramount, times are changing. See this timeless classic at 8 p.m. on March 26 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Forbidden Hollywood. A musical spoof on Tinseltown that takes films like Titanic and Harry Potter to task; on stage March 7–10 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Hello, Dolly! A matchmaker plays for keeps in this comedy presented by the Naples Players to March 31. 263-7990.
In the Next Room. Set in the 1880s, this comedy, presented by the Laboratory Theater, centers around the bizarre fact that doctors used vibrators to treat “hysterical” women; it is on stage March 9–24 at Kiwanis Hall. 218-0481.
Little Women. This musical, based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel, follows the advenutes of the March sisters as they grow up in Civil War America; on stage March 8–18. (888) 966-3352.
Naples City Improv. The troupe offers up a healthy slice of laughter and word play on March 28 at the Norris Community Center. 682-0638.
Off the Hook Comedy Club. Capt. Brien’s Seafood & Raw Bar hosts a variety of comedians throughout the month: Rory Scovel, March 1–3; Jim Breuer, March 4–5; Loni Love, March 8–11; Colin Kane, March 15–18; and Steve Lemme and Kevin Herffernan, March 22–25. 389-6900.
Phineas and Ferb. The popular duo pursue great adventures on their summer vacation in this musical made for kids; Disney Live! presents two shows at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on March 4 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.
Squabbles. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre offers a comedy about a, rather depressed, father living with his daughter and son-in-law, to March 3. 278-4422.
Women of Ireland. Catch a showcase of five of Ireland’s leading female entertainers (three vocalists, one champion dancer and a skilled instrumentalist) performing at 8 p.m. on March 7 at the Phil. 597-1900.
FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE
Antique Auto Show. For more than 20 years, this car show has been a Collier County tradition; it features more the 100 antique and rare classic cars on display at the Naples Depot Museum, March 3. 860-2726.
Fort Myers Film Festival. Breakout the popcorn, the film festival runs from March 21–25, complete with an opening and closing night festivities. fortmyersfilmfestival.com.
North Naples Green Market. Enjoy fresh, local produce and food from more than 40 vendors every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shoppes at Vanderbilt. 594-9358.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Beach Bum 5K. Take to a beach for a run at 7:30 a.m. on March 24 at Lowdermilk Park. 331-6750.