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Hook, Line and Sinker: Restaurants to Fall For

Hook, Line and Sinker: Restaurants to Fall For

The best seafood places in Southwest Florida—whether your tastes are fancy or just plain basic

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Can This Hot Chef Make It Here?

Can This Hot Chef Make It Here?

Yes, Charles Mereday is getting rave reviews for his cooking, but the question is whether his expanding enterprise is the right business model for success in Southwest Florida.

Dining Review: Blaze Bistro

Dining Review: Blaze Bistro

Blaze Bistro’s offerings reflect Italian, Asian and American comfort food influences—and the dishes are just delicious.

Dining Review: HobNob

Dining Review: HobNob

Mix a cool vibe with some surprising combination dishes and you have a great start for a new restaurant.

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Dining Review: Fresh Catch Bistro

Dining Review: Fresh Catch Bistro

The eatery brings fine dining to Fort Myers Beach.

Dining Review: Alberto's on Fifth

Dining Review: Alberto's on Fifth

Somewhat lost among Naples’ downtown Italian restaurants, Alberto’s is a hidden treasure that turns out a number of superb dishes, including an exceptional taglierini.

Dining Review: Sasse’s

Dining Review: Sasse’s

Sasse’s Restaurant is more about well-cooked, well-served dishes than trendy ingredients and chef one-upmanship.

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Archive »Gulfshore Area Chefs

Can This Hot Chef Make It Here?

Can This Hot Chef Make It Here?

Yes, Charles Mereday is getting rave reviews for his cooking, but the question is whether his expanding enterprise is the right business model for success in Southwest Florida.

Profile: Sarah Gruneberg Goes from TV Villain to Savior Chef

Profile: Sarah Gruneberg Goes from TV Villain to Savior Chef

After a successful run in Chicago, she arrives to get Angelina’s Ristorante back to classic Italian cuisine.

February's Hot Dish and What We're Drinking

February's Hot Dish and What We're Drinking

Ivan explores Brew Babies Garden Bistro, Flava European Cuisine and Chef Brooke's Natural Cafe. Plus, Sukie Honeycutt on great new wine from the maker of the Prisoner.

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January 2015

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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

11th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival

The 11th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival on Jan. 16-18 offers more than 40 guided field trips to almost two dozen wildlife hot spots and on-the-water adventures around Southwest...

Cost: varies according to event

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

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

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 - 5:00 PM

Dorothy Gillespie Memorial Exhibition

The world-premiere memorial exhibition for noted sculptor Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) will be held at Harmon-Meek Gallery from Jan 12-23 in Naples. Harmon-Meek Gallery...

Cost: Free.

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST. N Ste 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Member show “Just Beachy” and works from experimental group

Member show “Just Beachy” begins through January 22. Studio II will feature works from the experimental group. 

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 »

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 »

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

6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2015 Cattle Barons' Ball of Lee County

The American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron's Ball of Lee County is a fabulous event celebrating 12 years, where cowboys and cowgirls come together for an evening of good ole’...

Cost: Wrangler Tables of 8 are $3,500, VIP Couples are $1,000

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

For more information:
Sponsor: FifthThird Bank & LeeSar
Telephone: 239-936-1113
Contact name: Jamie Powell
Website »

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Bobby Collins Live

Bobby Collins is always the funniest guy in the room. With more than 200 stand-up performances around the country each year, he is a show-business institution who has made millions laugh. In the...

Cost: $30

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 »

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 »

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

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 »

Naples Daily News Half Marathon

The Naples Daily News Half Marathon returns to Cambier Park. 

Cost: Registration $60-100

Where?
Cambier Park
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-5653
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 »

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 »

Agnes of God at the Laboratory Theater of Florida

Set in the late 1970s, this is the story of three women who are drawn together by the death of a child. When a disillusioned ex-Catholic psychiatrist is summoned to a...

Cost: $20 per adult, $12 per student

Where?
Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-218-0481
Website »

Gulf Coast Symphony performs The Rat Pack

Nat Chandler, Sal Viviano and Eric Jordan Young perform a tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis and Dean Martin featuring their biggest hits and original Rat...

Cost: $40-73

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

For more information:
Telephone: 239-277-1700
Website »

The Merling Trio

Recognized as one of today's premier ensembles, the Merling Trio brings together musicians from Polish, Japanese and Dutch backgrounds. The Merling Trio has been...

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

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

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

Pets on Third on Third Street South

Bring your pets to Third Street South to browse vendors, speak with local trainers and veterinarians, and follow the lead of Mayor John Sorey in the parade of people and their pets. 

Cost: Free

Where?
Third Street South
Naples, FL

For more information:
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 »

“A Tree in the Clouds” – Hyperrealist and Surrealist paintings by Russian artists Stanislav Plutenko and Vladimir Golub

Cost: Free to attend

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

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 »

Mack & Mabel by TheatreZone

This is a saga of the silent film era "when movies were movies,” involving the tumultuous romantic relationship between Hollywood director Mack Sennett and his greatest star, the...

Cost: $48-53

Where?
TheatreZone at the Community School of Naples G&L Theatre
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 888-966-3352
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 »

: 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 »

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 »

MLK Jr. Holiday Weekend at the Naples Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Get an online coupon for free child admission with a paying adult. 

Cost: Admission $19.95 per adult, $18.95 per senior, $12.95 for children 3-12, free fo

Where?
Naples Zoo
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-5409
Website »

SWFL Hot Rod Nationals

JetBlue Park hosts the two-day affair, the largest car show in Southwest Florida.

Cost: Parking $10 donation, general admission $5, children 12 and under free

Where?
JetBlue Park
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
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 »

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Opening: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit at The Baker Museum, through Jan. 18

Fine Lines: American Drawings from...

Where?
Artis—Naples
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 597-190-0
Website »

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

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 - 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 - 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 - 5:00 PM

Dorothy Gillespie Memorial Exhibition

The world-premiere memorial exhibition for noted sculptor Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) will be held at Harmon-Meek Gallery from Jan 12-23 in Naples. Harmon-Meek Gallery...

Cost: Free.

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST. N Ste 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Website »

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Member show “Just Beachy” and works from experimental group

Member show “Just Beachy” begins through January 22. Studio II will feature works from the experimental group. 

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

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 »

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 »

“A Tree in the Clouds” – Hyperrealist and Surrealist paintings by Russian artists Stanislav Plutenko and Vladimir Golub

Cost: Free to attend

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

MLK Jr. Holiday Weekend at the Naples Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Get an online coupon for free child admission with a paying adult. 

Cost: Admission $19.95 per adult, $18.95 per senior, $12.95 for children 3-12, free fo

Where?
Naples Zoo
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-262-5409
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 »

: 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 »

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 »

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 »

Agnes of God at the Laboratory Theater of Florida

Set in the late 1970s, this is the story of three women who are drawn together by the death of a child. When a disillusioned ex-Catholic psychiatrist is summoned to a...

Cost: $20 per adult, $12 per student

Where?
Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-218-0481
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 »

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 »

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

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 - 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: "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 - 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 - 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 »

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Mangroves & More Cruise

This special lunchtime cruise into Rookery Bay explores the importance of mangroves and the hidden lives that depend on them for survival. Conservancy of Southwest Florida mangroves expert Kathy...

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 - 5:00 PM

Dorothy Gillespie Memorial Exhibition

The world-premiere memorial exhibition for noted sculptor Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) will be held at Harmon-Meek Gallery from Jan 12-23 in Naples. Harmon-Meek Gallery...

Cost: Free.

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST. N Ste 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
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

FMBAA Member show “Just Beachy” and works from experimental group

Member show “Just Beachy” begins through January 22. Studio II will feature works from the experimental group. 

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 - 4:00 PM

High Points boat tour

Come along on this small boat cruise through back bays and winding creeks to visit one of the most unique areas of Rookery Bay Reserve. After disembarking, take a short...

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Agnes of God at the Laboratory Theater of Florida

Set in the late 1970s, this is the story of three women who are drawn together by the death of a child. When a disillusioned ex-Catholic psychiatrist is summoned to a...

Cost: $20 per adult, $12 per student

Where?
Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-218-0481
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 »

“A Tree in the Clouds” – Hyperrealist and Surrealist paintings by Russian artists Stanislav Plutenko and Vladimir Golub

Cost: Free to attend

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

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 »

: 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 - 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 - 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: “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

FMBAA Member show “Just Beachy” and works from experimental group

Member show “Just Beachy” begins through January 22. Studio II will feature works from the experimental group. 

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

Dorothy Gillespie Memorial Exhibition

The world-premiere memorial exhibition for noted sculptor Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) will be held at Harmon-Meek Gallery from Jan 12-23 in Naples. Harmon-Meek Gallery...

Cost: Free.

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST. N Ste 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
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 »

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 »

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Program: Defining Moments: A Cuban’s Exile’s Story About Discovery & the Search for a Better Future

Jose Ramirez will discuss topics in his recently published book, Defining Moments: A Cuban Exile’s Story about Discovery & the Search for a Better  Future, including his...

Cost: free

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

For more information:
Sponsor: Collier County Museum
Telephone: 239-252-8738
Contact name: Collier County Museum
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 »

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Best News Stories

The "Best News Stories Series" brings together noteworthy news personalities to tell the best story they have ever covered. The stories will be engaging, short and professionally...

Cost: Free

Where?
von Liebig Art Center
585 Park street
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: The Naples Art Association and Toastmasters Clubs of Collier
Telephone: 239-281-8258
Contact name: Mark Beland

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cooking Class "Soups ~ Hearty & Satisfying" with Chef Kristina San Filippo

Menu:

Ginger & Turmeric Spiced Red Lentil Soup ~  Braised Pork & Red Bean Chile ~  Thai Noodle Soup with Seasonal Greens & Shrimp...

Cost: $60 per person includes the class and a three course dinner with beverage.

Where?
The Good Life of Naples
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Suite 176
Naples, FL  34109
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: The Good Life of Naples
Telephone: 239-514-4663
Contact name: The Good Life
Website »

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

NOUVEAU 2015

INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION, EXHIBITION & SALE
~A 'Gallery Row' Tradition, Premiering this Season's New Works and New Artists~
RSVP by Jan....

Cost: Free

Where?
Galerie du Soleil
393 Broad Ave South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Telephone: 239-417-3450
Contact name: Shannon Strickland
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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

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 »

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Agnes of God at the Laboratory Theater of Florida

Set in the late 1970s, this is the story of three women who are drawn together by the death of a child. When a disillusioned ex-Catholic psychiatrist is summoned to a...

Cost: $20 per adult, $12 per student

Where?
Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-218-0481
Website »

“A Tree in the Clouds” – Hyperrealist and Surrealist paintings by Russian artists Stanislav Plutenko and Vladimir Golub

Cost: Free to attend

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Second Annual Forest Tournament Week for Hope Hospice

The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers is hosting the Second Annual Tournament Week for Hope, including a Golf Fun Day and a Tennis Slam. Tournament Week benefits Hope...

Cost: $100 per person

Where?
The Forest Country Club
6100 Club Blvd. SW
, FL  33908
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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 »

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 - 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

Dorothy Gillespie Memorial Exhibition

The world-premiere memorial exhibition for noted sculptor Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) will be held at Harmon-Meek Gallery from Jan 12-23 in Naples. Harmon-Meek Gallery...

Cost: Free.

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST. N Ste 309
Naples, FL  34102
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For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
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 sign up. Planned...

Cost: Free

Where?
Planned Parenthood of Collier County
1425 Creech Road
Naples, FL
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For more information:
Telephone: 262-892-3ext301

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 - 3:00 PM

FMBAA Member show “Just Beachy” and works from experimental group

Member show “Just Beachy” begins through January 22. Studio II will feature works from the experimental group. 

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
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-530-5972
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
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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
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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
View map »

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

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grand Opening Event - Green Street Boutique

Green Street Boutique, a new boutique featuring women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, children & baby, home décor, candles, beauty products, stationery and a variety of gifts...

Cost: Free

Where?
Green Street Boutique
3901 Bonita Beach Rd #2
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-908-3617
Contact name: Carly Steinbrenner
Website »

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Omega Custom Cabinetry GRAND OPENING

Omega Custom Cabinetry will celebrate its Grand Opening Thursday, January 22nd, showcasing Omega, Dynasty, Full Access and Homecrest cabinetry, as well as a variety of other home renovation...

Cost: free admission

Where?
Omega Custom Homes and Cabinetry
3901 Bonita Beach Rd #1
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
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For more information:
Sponsor: Omega Custom Cabinetry
Telephone: 239-908-3972
Contact name: Andrew Bujak
Website »

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2015 St. Agnes Funfest

 

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

Cost: No cost for admission or music. Rides, games and Food & Beverage prices vary

Where?
St. Agnes Church
7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL  34120
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For more information:
Sponsor: St. Agnes Church-Naples
Telephone: 239-592-1949
Contact name: Parish Office
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
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For more information:
Sponsor: St. Agnes Church-Naples
Telephone: 239-495-0696
Contact name: Meg Jacobson
Website »

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring Cahlua and Cream

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 Cahlua and Cream.  Entertainment starts at...

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

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

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 »

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
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For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

00:00:00 -

Informational Meeting

The Naples New Horizons Band invites 50-and-over music lovers who have an interest in learning to play a band or orchestra instrument to an informational meeting.  There is no cost or...

Cost: free

Where?
5630 star grass lane
naples, FL  34116
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Naples New Horizons Band
Telephone: 239-304-2688
Contact name: Dr. Ken Carper

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 »

Amphion String Quartet

Hailed for its “precision, assertiveness, and vigor” (The New York Times) and its “gripping intensity” and “suspenseful and...

Cost: $42 for general admission, free for students and children

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

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

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 »

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 »

“A Tree in the Clouds” – Hyperrealist and Surrealist paintings by Russian artists Stanislav Plutenko and Vladimir Golub

Cost: Free to attend

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

Naples Philharmonic Masterworks Trumpet in the New Year

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

Cost: $29-75

Where?
Artis-Naples
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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Agnes of God at the Laboratory Theater of Florida

Set in the late 1970s, this is the story of three women who are drawn together by the death of a child. When a disillusioned ex-Catholic psychiatrist is summoned to a...

Cost: $20 per adult, $12 per student

Where?
Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-218-0481
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 »

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 - 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 - 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: “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 - 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 - 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 - 5:00 PM

Dorothy Gillespie Memorial Exhibition

The world-premiere memorial exhibition for noted sculptor Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) will be held at Harmon-Meek Gallery from Jan 12-23 in Naples. Harmon-Meek Gallery...

Cost: Free.

Where?
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST. N Ste 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact name: Harmon-Meek Gallery
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 »

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Garden Side Chickee Chat

11 to 12 p.m. First of three. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:  239-261-8164. Robert and Carole Leher, co-authors of the new book, Naples Beach Houses: Cottages,...

Cost: MEMBERS FREE/ NON MEMBERS $5.00

Where?
Historic Palm Cottage
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL  34102
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For more information:
Sponsor: Naples Historical Society
Telephone: 239-261-8164
Website »

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Marijuana-What's The Big Deal? Understanding How Marijuana Harms Our Youth.

Cost: Free

Where?
Hodges University
2647 Northbrooke Dr
Naples , FL  34119
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For more information:
Sponsor: Drug Free Collier
Telephone: 239-377-0535

1:30 PM - 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 »

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

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 - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring MainStreet 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 MainStreet 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 »

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 »

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 »

Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival

Celebrate Celtic culture with a Friday night kickoff party with four live bands in downtown Fort Myers, and the big 12th annual Saturday event featuring six musical...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
Downtown Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-321-7530
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 »

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 »

Agnes of God at the Laboratory Theater of Florida

Set in the late 1970s, this is the story of three women who are drawn together by the death of a child. When a disillusioned ex-Catholic psychiatrist is summoned to a...

Cost: $20 per adult, $12 per student

Where?
Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-218-0481
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
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Corkscrew After Hours

Experience Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the evening light with educational programs, interpretive exhibits and live music. This month’s program is all about the Calusa. 

Cost: $12 per adult, $6 college student, $4 per child

Where?
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-348-9151
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 »

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 »

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 »

: 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

“A Tree in the Clouds” – Hyperrealist and Surrealist paintings by Russian artists Stanislav Plutenko and Vladimir Golub

Cost: Free to attend

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

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Second Annual Forest Tournament Week for Hope Hospice

The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers is hosting the Second Annual Tournament Week for Hope, including a Golf Fun Day and a Tennis Slam. Tournament Week benefits Hope...

Cost: See above

Where?
The Forest Country Club
6100 Club Blvd. SW
Fort Myers, FL  33908
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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
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For more information:
Telephone: 561-330-6003
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
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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
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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
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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
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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 - 1:00 PM

Baby Basics' 6th Annual Walking Challenge

Baby Basics’ 6th annual Walking Challenge will be hosted on Saturday, January 24 at the North Collier Regional Park on Livingston Road in Naples.  This ever-popular event is open to...

Cost: The entry fee for Baby Basics’ Walking Challenge is $25 for one walker and a chi

Where?
North Collier Regional Park
15000 Livingston Road
Naples, FL  34109
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For more information:
Sponsor: Baby Basics of Collier County
Telephone: 239-352-4310
Contact name: Jean Ann Lynch
Website »

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

New Civil War Tours Narrated by Robert Macomber on Island Girl Charters

NEW OPPORTUNITY AT PINELAND MARINA

ON ISLAND GIRL 1, A CUSTOM BUILT

Cost: $100 per person per trip

Where?
Pineland Marina on Pine Island
13921 Waterfront Drive
Bokeelia, FL  33922
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For more information:
Telephone: 239-633-8142
Contact name: Emily Cook
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
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For more information:
Sponsor: Special Needs Children's Fund
Telephone: 239-634-2337
Contact name: Taire Malloy
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 - 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 »

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pirate Day on MArco

Marauding pirates were a constant headache for Spanish sea captains during the 1600s, and tall tales of swashbucklers and buried treasure abound in SW Florida to this day. Join us for a...

Cost: Free

Where?
Marco Island Historical Museum
180 S. Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL  34145
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For more information:
Sponsor: Marco Island Historical Society, Collier County Museums
Telephone: 239-642-1440
Contact name: Marco Island Historical Museum
Website »

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cooking Class "Knife Skills" with Chef Kristina San Filippo

A class all about chopping...

Cost: $50 per person

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: 2--
Contact name: The Good Life
Website »

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PICASSO + DALI + FUZION DANCE ARTISTS

Fuzion Dance Artists return to the Dali Museum for a one-time performance, this time inspired by the landmark exhibit “Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso.” This unique and contemporary...

Cost: $35 General; $25 Dali Members

Where?
The Dali Museum
1 Dali Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
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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
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
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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
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For more information:
Sponsor: Road Show Company
Telephone: 866-900-6699
Contact name: Lesley
Website »

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment Featuring Sounds of Melvin

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 Sounds of Melvin.  Entertainment starts at...

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 »

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

: 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Empty Bowls Naples

Select a handcrafted bowl made by local potters, artists, educators and students and enjoy soups from 50 local restaurants, entertainment and more to raise awareness...

Cost: $15

Where?
Cambier Park
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-591-8848
Website »

Agnes of God at the Laboratory Theater of Florida

Set in the late 1970s, this is the story of three women who are drawn together by the death of a child. When a disillusioned ex-Catholic psychiatrist is summoned to a...

Cost: $20 per adult, $12 per student

Where?
Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-218-0481
Website »

Festival in the Woods

Picayune Strand State Forest plays host to five hours of children’s activities, guided hikes and bicycle tours, wildlife presentations, and environmental vendors and exhibitors. 

Cost: Free admission, parking and lunch

Where?
Picayune Strand State Forest
Naples, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-690-3500ext104
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 »

The Second City

Southwest Florida gets in on the laughter as The Second City takes on all the news that’s fits to twist!

Cost: $35

Where?
BIG Arts
Sanibel, FL

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

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 »

Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival

Celebrate Celtic culture with a Friday night kickoff party with four live bands in downtown Fort Myers, and the big 12th annual Saturday event featuring six musical...

Cost: $10 per adult, free for children under 12

Where?
Downtown Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL

For more information:
Telephone: 239-321-7530
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 »

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