September 15, 2014
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February Calendar

What's happening this month.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Art Walk. The Fort Myers River District comes alive for this monthly art and culture festival on Feb.1 from 6-10 p.m. 275-3970.

BIG Arts. Crossing the Line with Paper runs through February. 395-0900.

Big Cypress Gallery. Annual President’s Day gallery open house, visit and meet with Clyde Butcher, Feb. 16-18. 695-2428.

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Annual members only exhibit runs through Feb. 21. 495-8989.

Gardner Colby Gallery. A Touch of Romance, featuring the works of Aaron Westerberg, Lindsay Goodwin, Pauline Roche and others, Feb. 14; opening reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Fun and Games, featuring the fun and fanciful works of Tim Horn, Rebecca Kinkead and Pam Carroll; opening reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. 403-7787

Marianne Friedland Gallery. Wolf Kahn, Themes and Variations, runs Feb. 7-28, opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 7. From Landscape to Abstraction, runs through Feb. 6. 262-3484.

Museum of the Everglades. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival, Feb. 21-24. 695-0008.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Morphic Adaptations: The Art of Cindy Jane runs through Feb. 22. Opening reception takes place Feb. 1 from 6-10 p.m. 333-1933.

The Von Liebig Art Center. The Naples Art Association Adult Student Exhibition, Feb. 9 through March 16; Following Footsteps: Three Generations of Gruppe Plein Air Painters, Feb. 9 through April 13. 262-6517.

ZimSculpt. More than 100 striking stone sculptures by artists in Zimbabwe return to the Naples Botanical Garden from Feb. 1 through March 24. 643-7275.

LIVE MUSIC

All That Jazz. The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs with Carla Cook at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Alliance for the Arts. Phill Fest & Terezinha Valois Band, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m.; A Musical Evening with Cello & Friends, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. 939-2787.

Bayshore Cultural & Performing Arts Center. Kunzel Community Concert Series with Flute Cocktail and Friends from 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Jazz in the Park performance by the Rebecca Richardson & Dan Heck Quarter and the Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto Quintet on Feb. 17 from 2-4 p.m. at Sugden Regional Park. 775-2800.

Beach Boys. America’s band plans an evening fi lled with hits about sun, surf, girls and cars at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

Bonita Spring Concert Band. Free concert from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Riverside Park. 405-3320.

The Bronx Wanderers. Recreating the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s with superlative vocals and enthusiasm, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6-7 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Classic Chamber Concerts. The Jasper String Quartet, Feb. 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 434-8505.

The Fella Ella Sings. Phil favorite Scott Coulter returns to put his stamp on the classics and shed some light on the life story of Ella Fitzgerald, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Fort Myers Community Concerts. Theatro Lyrico D’ Europa performs La Traviata, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17. The Russian National Ballet performs Cinderella at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25. Events will be held at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 418-1500.

Gulf Coast Symphony. Dancing & Romancing! A tribute to Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 277-1700.

The Irish Rovers. The international ambassadors of Irish music perform on Feb. 26 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

Jammin’ in the Hammock Annual Bluegrass Festival. Grab your mandolin and/or banjo and prepare to hear the finest bluegrass music imaginable, Feb. 9-10 at Collier-Seminole Park. 394-3397.

Jane Monheit. Gifted jazz vocalist with a rich repertoire with special guest Mark O’Connor, 6 and 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 15-16 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Kid Rock. The Grammy-nominated Michigan rocker known for such hits as Cowboy, Picture and All Summer Long comes to Germain Arena with Buckcherry and Hellbound Glory at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18. 948-7825.

Last of the Red Hot Mamas. Kathy Halenda in Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5 at the Phil. 597-1900

MGM Musicals. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Center Chorale performs the immortal songs of the MGM musicals such as Meet Me in St. Louis, Singin’ in the Rain, Gigi and The Wizard of Oz, Feb. 26 through March 1 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Michael Feinstein. The multi platinum-selling artist performs the music of George Gershwin with a big band, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Phil. 597-1900.

The Music of Billy Joel. Michael Cavanaugh made Broadway rock in Movin’ Out performs the songs that have energized for three decades, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Phil. 5697-1900.

Nathan Gunn. Grammy-winning American baritone Nathan Gunn makes his Naples debut in a recital concert of opera standards and crossover selections at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Moorings Presbyterian Church. 963-9050.

Naples Music Club. A Rachmaninoff Festival, Feb. 15-16 at Euro Pianos Naples, 262-5093; Virtuoso pianist Ilya Itin plays Chopin, 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the salon of William Noll, 566-7080.

Paddy Maloney and The Chieftains with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. The world’s best-loved Irish folk band joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for a Celtic celebration at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Southwest Florida Symphony. The group performs Pops 2 at 8 p.m. on Feb. 1 and 2 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Masterworks 3 will be performed at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Sanibel 2 will be performed Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. at BIG Arts Hall. Beethoven will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Shell Point. Johnny Johnson presents Sinatra at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Musician’s 30th Anniversary Party dinner and program at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Royal Palm Yacht Club. 418-1500.

The Ten Tenors. This Australian troupe is adored the world over for their fresh and appealing take on rock and opera. From Queen and Simon & Garfunkel to well-known arias, they are in perpetual motion literally and figuratively, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Tony Bennett. With 17 Grammy Awards to his credit, the man Frank Sinatra once called “the best” brings his decades of excellence and catalog of American standards to town on Feb. 28 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

THEATER & SHOWS

The Addams Family. The smash-hit musical that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to life, Feb. 19-24 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Known as America’s cultural ambassador to the world, the dance troupe performs American modern dance at 8 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Barefoot in the Park. The Naples Players perform this comical tale about newlyweds going through their first stages of marriage and commitment: negotiating apartments, settling in together and trying to understand each other’s differences. Runs through Feb. 2 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7900.

Billy Elliot. One boy’s journey to make his dreams come true as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into ballet class, Feb. 19-24 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Dixie Swim Club. The story of five women who became friends by joining the college swim team. Thirty-three years have passed, and they have a reunion every August. The story focuses on four of those reunions, showing just how unbreakable their friendship is. Through March 8 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre. 278-4422

Fiddler on the Roof. A story of a father and his five daughters. The father tries to maintain his family and religious traditions, while outside influences affect their lives. Runs now through Feb. 16 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

Ghost Writer. The story of a novelist who passes away and wrote his most recent work about his secret love for his secretary. She realizes the writings are about her as she types his unpublished work. Runs through Feb. 23. Performed by the Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7900.

I Am My Own Wife. Gulfshore Playhouse performs a tale based on a true story about a man who survived both the Nazi onslaught and the East German Communist Regime as a cross-dressing museum owner. Runs through Feb. 3 at the Norris Center. 866-811-4111.

The Last Romance. This romantic, heart-warming comedy takes on the transformative power of love during the golden years. Feb. 13 through March 3. Performed by the Marco Players. 642 7270.

Miami City Ballet. One of America’s finest ballet companies performs La Valse, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Symphonic Dances at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 at the Phil. 597-1900.

Miracle on South Division Street. Sixty years ago there was a miracle on South Division Street at Nowak’s barbershop. But a deathbed confession seems to shake everyone’s faith. Show runs from Feb. 8 through March 2 at Florida Rep. 332-4488.

Monty Python’s Spamalot. This musical tells the tale of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. Show runs to Feb. 16. Performances held at BIG Arts. 395-0900.

On Golden Pond. This classic is about family dynamics and the realities of growing older. Show dates are Feb. 8-9, 14-17, 21-24. Performance at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. 218-0481.

The Producers. The Naples Players perform Mel Brooks’ raucous celebration of the business of show business based on the movie of the same name. Feb. 27 through March 30 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7900.

The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s everlasting musical set against the backdrops of the Alps during World War II. Runs Feb. 21 through April 6 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

Time Stands Still. The story of a photographer and a journalist who share a life together documenting the realities of war. After returning home the couple confronts the reality of living a more conventional life. Show runs to Feb. 16 at Florida Rep. 332-4488.

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! TV personalities and married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn adapted their hilarious and moving memoir to the stage, Feb. 26-28 at the Phil. 597-1900

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

Atlantic-South Regional Pickleball Tournament. Takes place at the East Naples Community Park Feb. 1-3. 419-320-3655.

Everblades vs… Trenton Titans, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Greenville Road Warriors, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.; Orlando Solar Bears, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.; Gwinnett Gladiators, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Evansville Icemen, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.; Reading Royals, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.; all games at Germain Arena. 948-7825.

Everglades Area Paddle-in. Kayakers from all over head to the Everglades to participate in a day of family fun on the water at Indian Key. 695-9107.

Naples Equestrian Challenge 5K. Begins at the Naples Equestrian Center at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 16. 434-9786.

FESTIVALS, FAIRS AND MORE

ArtFest Fort Myers. More than 200 artists bring their original works to the historic River District in downtown Fort Myers, Feb. 2-3. Admission is free. 768-3602.

Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet Festival. The Bishop from St. Raphael By-the-Sea Anglican Church blesses a gathering of shrimp boats at the Beach Seafood Shrimp Docks from 3-5 p.m. on Feb. 24. 463-6487.

Cars on Fifth. The ninth annual car show attracts approximately 400 of the world’s most beautiful cars (including more than 100 Ferraris) to downtown Naples from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 16. carsonfi fth.com.

Edison Festival of Light. Celebrating the life of one of the Palm City’s most famous residents, Thomas Alva Edison, the weekend features the night Grande Parade (7 p.m. on Feb. 16) and a Classic Car Show (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17) and host of other events in the historic River District. 334-2999.

Edison Ford Antique Car & Boat Show. More than 100 antique cars will be on display on the Ford lawn while antique boats will be features at the Royal Palm Yacht Club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. 334-7419.

Everglades Seafood Festival. The 40th anniversary of the famous festival that enlivens Everglades City. Featuring live music and delicious seafood, Feb.8-10. 695-2277

 Jeff Dunham. Our favorite ventriloquist brings his pals Walter, Peanut, Achmed Jr., Jose, Bubba J and Achmed to Germain Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20. 948-7825.

Imagine Solutions Conference. Many of this country’s greatest minds converge on Naples to discuss some of the biggest ideas influencing America, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900.

Marilyn’s Seminar. Accessorizing with red is the topic of February’s seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Marilyn’s. 206-4460.

Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show. More than 75 internationally acclaimed exhibitors bring some of the most spectacular works available for sale, Feb. 7-11, at the intersection of 1st Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road. 561-822-5440.

Naples National Art Festival. Consistently voted among the top 10 art festival in the nation, this fine arts and crafts show features more than 260 artists, Feb. 23-24, Cambier Park. 262-6517.

Ralphie May. One of the biggest comedians working today, Ralphie May brings his Too Big to Ignore Tour to Off -the-Hook Comedy Club Feb. 7-10. 389-6900.

Todd Glass. The comedian from Tosh.0 brings his stand-up routine to Off -the-Hook Comedy Club Feb. 14-17. 389-6900.

 

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