July 26, 2014

March Calendar

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.

 

Lawn ornaments: More than 200 Zimbabwean stone sculptures grace the grounds of the Naples Botanical Garden as part of the ZimSculpt exhibit.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.

Treasure ChestThe 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.

 

Green swing: Head to the Naples Botanical Garden for the Trio’s take on the percussionless jazz of the ’40s and ’50s as part of the Jazz in the Garden series.LIVE MUSIC

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.

 

Cucchi cucchi: The incomparable Charo performs for two nights at the Phil.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.

 
Southwest Florida Symphony. The group performs Masterworks No. 4 at 8 p.m. on March 3 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall; Sanibel III at 8 p.m. on March 14 at the BIG Arts Center; Broadway, Behind the Mask at 8 p.m. on March 16 and 17 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall; Bruch and Beethoven at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 at the Village Church at Shell Point; and Masterworks No. 5 at 8 p.m. on March 24 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 418-1500.

 
Spotlight Concerts at the Garden. The Laws, a husband-and-wife duo, perform folk-grass music at 5 p.m. on March 7 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275.

 
Tony Bennett. The master of entertainment performs at 8 p.m. on March 21 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The renowned orchestra performs Beethoven’s Last Night, a concert filled with showmanship, at 8 p.m. on March 10 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.

 
Tribute Concerts at the Garden. Let It Be: Tribute to the Beatles performs at 6 p.m. on March 2 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275.

 
Vienna Boys Choir. The Fort Myers Community Concert Association presents the internationally acclaimed choir at 7:30 p.m. on March 19 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.
 
Wynton Maralis. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs with Marsalis at 8 p.m. on March 11 at the Phil. 597-1900.


 

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.

 
Art Poems. A presentation of poems inspired by artwork and artwork inspired by poems from 5–7:30 p.m. on March 1 at the Alliance for the Arts. 939-2787.

 
End of the rainbow: Two tourists stumble upon a Scottish village that only appears once every 100 years in Brigadoon at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.Brigadoon. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the story of two tourists who stumble upon a mysterious Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years, on stage through March 31. 278-4422.

 
Bus Stop. The Marco Players present the tale of a cowboy, Bo Decker, and a saloon singer, Cherie, from March 28 to April 15. 642-7270.
 
Das Barbecü. A witty Texas opera that promises to keep the musical numbers coming is on stage to March 17 at the Herb Strauss Theater. 472-6862.

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.

 
Flying Irishman. Enjoy a Celtic celebration featuring food, drink and a murder mystery with the Murder Mystery Dinner Train from March 7–17. 275-8487.

The Flying Karamazov Brothers. Enjoy a variety show that blends humor, theater, music, improvisation and juggling at 8 p.m. on March 19 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.

 
The Fox on the Fairway. The Gulfshore Playhouse presents a comedy filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, on stage March 2–23 at the Norris Center. 261-7529.

 
Giselle. The Miami City Ballet performs the 19th century ballet at 8 p.m. on March 13 and 14 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 
The Great American Trailer Park Musical. A few cans of spray cheese, a broken electric chair and flan are what Jeannie’s life is all about. An agoraphobic in a loveless marriage, she’s just one of the many colorful characters at Armadillo Acres. Meet them all in this musical on stage from March 8 to April 29 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

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.

 
La Cage aux Folles. George Hamilton stars in the hilarious Broadway musical comedy on stage to March 4 at the Phil. 597-1900.

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.

 
Live and Dangerous Comedy. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, from the famed television show Whose Line Is It, Anyway?, perform their improv act at 8 p.m. on March 2 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

 
Love Letter. Eve Marie Saint and Jeffry Hayden star in this poignant and funny play, on stage March 17–18 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 
Loverly luck: Dance all night—in your seats of course—at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall during My Fair Lady.My Fair Lady. Part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway series, Eliza Doolittle takes to the stage March 7–11 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

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.

 
Over the Tavern. Set in the 1950s, share in the dysfunctional and delightful struggles of the Polish-Catholic Pazinski family on stage March 23 to April 21 at the Herb Strauss Theater. 472-6862.

 
A Picasso. This drama, presented by the Naples Players, tells the tale of a face-off between Pablo Picasso and a less-than-committed Nazi Germany official from March 21 to April 14 at the Tobye Studio. 263-7990.

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.

 
Red. The Florida Repertory Theatre and the Phil team up to presents a searing and provocative play about Mark Rothko, an angry and brilliant painter, on stage March 6–25 at the Florida Rep and March 27–31 at the Phil. 332-4488 and 597-1900.

 
Russian National Ballet Theatre. Upholding the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet while mixing contemporary dance developments, this company performs Swan Lake at 8 p.m. on March 5 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 
The School for Wives. A middle-aged bachelor believes he’s found the cure for adultery in a wife in this farce presented by the Theatre Conspiracy from March 23 to April 7 at the Goulds Theatre. 936-3239.

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.

 
Toy Story 3 on Ice. Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the gang hit the ice in this show presented by Disney on Ice from March 16–18 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.

 
Tru. This play reveals a truthful portrait of Truman Capote, adapted from his work and words; the Florida Repertory Theatre presents it to March 18. 332-4488.

 
Visiting Mr. Green. The Marco Players share the story of how two men, who loathe one another, slowly develop a lasting friendship; on stage to March 4. 642-7270.

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.

 
Black Maria Film Festival. Spend a weekend watching independent and experimental films in Fort Myers, at 7:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 at Edison State College. 334-7419.

 
Bill O’Reilly. The host of Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor speaks at 8 p.m. on March 12 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 
A Conversation with David Blaine. The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers series presents the world-renowned endurance artist at 6 p.m. on March 1 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. 659-6524.

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.

 
Hanakotoba. The Ikebana International Naples club hosts this fair of flowers, featuring demonstrations and exhibits of artistic arrangements, on March 23–24 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. ikebananaples.com.

 
Marissa Collections. Stop by the store on Third Street South for the Rena Lange fall trunk show, March 6–7; the Irene Neuwirth jewelry trunk show with designer appearance, March 8–10; the Brunello Cucinelli fall trunk show, March 15–16; Frederica Rettore jewelry trunk show with designer appearance, March 15–17; the Yossi Harari jewelry mini trunk show, March 23; Michael Kors fall trunk show, March 23–25; the Oscar de la Renta fall trunk show, March 29–30; and the Peter Ciesla jewelry trunk show with designer appearance, March 29–31. 263-4333.

 
Naples Flower Show. The two-day show includes a garden market, education demonstrations and a juried flower show, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 30­–31.

 
Tiger at Night at the Naples ZooNight Eyes Tour. The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens offers one more chance for visitors to experience the animals at night beginning at 7 p.m. on March 6. 262-5409.

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.

 
Old Florida Festival. Step back in time to experience the Florida that once was. This living history festival brings craft workers, folklorists, musicians and historical re-enactors to the Collier County Museum for a two-day event, March 10–11. 252-8476.

 
River District Farmers’ Market. This lively green market offers a variety of local produce, seafood, baked goods, cheeses and plants every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Centennial Park parking lot. 321-7100.

 
Save the Panther Day. Held prior to the statewide official day, the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will host panther field biologists for special presentations on March 3 at the Panther Glade exhibit. 262-5409.

 
The Marco Island Shell Club Shell ShowShell Show. The Marco Island Shell Club hosts its annual event with exhibits ranging from scientific to artistic from March 8–10 at the United Church of Marco. 963-4694.

 
Third Thursday on Third. Live music and other festivities on Third Street South in Naples on the third Thursday of the month. 434-6533.
 
Umbrellas for Peace.Children will paint umbrellas as part of Matt Lamb’s Umbrellas for Peace project from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 16; the kids will paint the umbrellas at Jo-Gi Gallery and then parade them to Naples City Hall. 659-5644.
 
 

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.
 
Harlem Globetrotters. Watch all-star players sink nothing but net at 2 p.m. on March 11 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.

 
Swamp Buggy Races. The swamp buggy Spring Classic Weekend races run from March 3–4 at Florida Sports Park. swampbuggy.com.
 
All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted.
Submit events for this calendar to kristiea@gulfshorelife.com.
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