Author: Kristie Aronow
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Alliance for the Arts. Black Creativity is on display Feb. 4–26. Tour the exhibit with artist and curator Najee Dorsey Feb. 5 from 10–11 a.m. 939-2787.
Aura Fine Art. An opening art reception for JoAnne Sanborn’s A Corner of the Glades is Feb. 10. The exhibition remains on display through Feb. 24. 572-3386.
BIG Arts Center. Sanibel-Captiva Art League 35th Annual Juried Art Exhibit shows works in multiple mediums Feb. 3–28. Reception, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. 395-0900.
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Annual Members Exhibition, a juried exhibition, is Feb. 4–24. A reception and campus open house is Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. 495-8989.
Collier County Museum. Using photographs, Holiday Traditions in Florida explores how Floridians celebrate the holidays, on display through February. 252-8476.
Florida West Arts. Works by the artists who received Awards of Distinction and Awards of Artistic Achievement in the Florida West Arts National Juried Exhibition 2010 opens with a reception Feb. 10 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. and remains on display until March 10. 948-4427.
Galerie du Soleil. Dmitri Danish Exhibition is on display Feb. 25 to March 10. 417-3450.
Gardner Colby Gallery. Travels, featuring Kim English, Leonard Wren, Timothy Horn and Stan Moeller, opens Feb. 3. Ladies’ Night, featuring Lindsay Goodwin, Kimberlee Alemian, Lesley Rich and Estella Fransbergen, opens Feb. 17. 403-7787.
Marco Island’s Center for the Arts. M-A-R-C-O—A Salute to the Masters Exhibition runs Feb. 1–23. Also on display, Adult Student and Stone Sculpture from Feb. 28 to March 4. 394-4221.
Marianne Friedland Gallery. The Road Taken—A 20-Year Anniversary Exhibition is on display through Feb. 8. Important Paintings by Wolf Kahn opens Feb. 10 and continues through the 25th. 262-3484.
Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. On display all this month: Nevelson: Dawn’s Forest; Works by Robert Rauschenberg; Albert Paley Sculpture; The View Project; Rembrandt’s Etchings; The Paintings and drawings of Lynn Davison; Blossom II: The Art of Flowers; Modern Mexican Masters; Leaders in American Modernism; and The Mouse House, featuring works from the Olga Hirshhorn collection.
The von Liebig Art Center. The Mathias J. Alten: Discovery of an American Impressionist is on display through Feb. 20. Terry Krümm: Abstract Expressionism remains on display all month. 262-6517.
Andrea Marcovicci. Known as the Queen of Cabaret, she performs Movies 2 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Feb. 25–26. 597-1900.
Bonita Springs Concert Band. Hear marches, pop, ragtime, big band and light classics, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park. www.bonitasprings- concertband.com.
Canadian Tenors. A blend of classical and contemporary pop at Mann Hall, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.
Capitol Steps. Part of U.S. Trust’s variety series, the political satire troupe performs at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. 481-4849.
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Part of the Live! at the Promenade series: Wendy Webb, Feb. 3; Bergonzi Quartet, Feb. 8; Flute Cocktail, Feb. 10; jazz standards with Rebecca Richardson and Dan Heck, Feb. 17; and the Bonita Bay Singers, Feb. 24. All concerts at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989.
Classic Chamber Concerts. The chamber plays The Art of the Trio at Sugden Community Theatre, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. 434-8505.
Daniel O’Donnell. The Irish native performs with special guest Mary Duff as part of the U.S. Trust variety series, at Mann Hall, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. 481-4849.
Dick Hyman. The jazz pianist and composer will perform Dick Hyman Plays Variations on the Wizard of Oz, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.
Gulf Coast Symphony. Frank Sinatra & Mario Lanza Together Again II will be presented at Mann Hall on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.; POPS in the Park at Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. 481-4849.
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the direction of Zubin Mehta, the orchestra plays Feb.19 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.
Jane Monheit. The sultry jazz vocalist performs at the Phil Feb. 25–26. 597-1900.
Jerry Lee Lewis and Frankie Ford. Travel back to the early days of rock ‘n’ roll with two pioneer keyboard rockers at the Phil, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
The Magic of Mozart. Judy Christy, on oboe, performs with an oboe quartet, piano quartet and string quintet Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.
Merle Haggard. Part of U.S. Trust’s variety series, the country music star performs at Mann Hall, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.
Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Shelley Plays Rachmaninoff, part of the Classical series, Feb. 2–5; and Broadway’s Leading Men, part of the Pop series, Feb. 22–28. Also, the Chamber Ensemble performs Bach ‘N’ Rock Feb. 18–19 at the Davis Art Center in Fort Myers at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Neil Sedaka. Part of U.S. Trust’s variety series, he performs at Mann Hall, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.
A Night to Remember. Gregory Harrison and Linda Purl perform Broadway and American classics at the Phil, Feb. 16–17. 597-1900.
Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra. Pioneering vibraphonist Warren Chiasson joins the orchestra for two performances at the Phil on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 597-1900.
The Reflections. The doo-wop group performs at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. 278-4422.
REO Speedwagon. Performs at Mann Hall on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. 481-4849.
The Sinatra Project Part II. Michael Feinstein dazzles with this tribute to the music and style of American legend Frank Sinatra at the Phil on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Southwest Florida Symphony. Classically Simple, part of the Around Town series, at Village Church at Shell Point on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Come Away My Love, part of the Stained Glass series, at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral on Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. Five By Designperforms Stay Tuned with the orchestra, part of the Pop series, Feb. 18–20 at 8 p.m. at Mann Hall. MasterWorks No. 3, part of the Classic series, at Mann Hall Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. 418-1500.
The Temptations and the Four Tops. See two of the most popular vocal groups in one soulful evening at the Phil, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
The Three Bs: Beethoven, Brahms and Berlin. Pianist Jodie DeSalvo performs one great “B” from each period of music at the Phil, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. 597-1900.
Wilson Williams and His Platters. Performing two shows Feb. 28 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. 278-4422.
THEATER & SHOWS
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater performs this award-winning musical through Feb. 12. 472-6862.
The 39 Steps. The Florida Repertory Theatre presents a classic whodunit story adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s comedy, Feb. 1–26 at the Arcade Theatre. 332-4488.
All Shook Up. Part of U.S. Trust’s variety series, this Elvis-influenced show shakes and shimmies at Mann Hall on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. 418-1500.
Art of Murder. The Naples Players perform a story of murder and mystery in the art world at Sugden Community Theatre, Feb. 2–26. 263-7990.
Bob Newhart. The comedian/actor comes to Mann Hall as part of the U.S. Trust variety series on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.
Carmen. Opera Naples presents Audrey Babcock as Carmen at the Performing Arts Hall at Gulf Coast High School, Feb. 18–20. 514-7464.
Fanfare. Presented by the Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Phil Feb. 15–16. 597-1900.
Flamingo Court. A comedy about retirement in Florida is on stage through March 6 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.
The Full Monty. A comedy about six loveable, unemployed misfits forming their own dance troupe a la Chippendales remains onstage through Feb. 12 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Everything you’ve secretly thought about dating, romance and marriage is at the Phil through Feb. 3. 597-1900.
It Runs in the Family. A comedy, presented by the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater, about a doctor who discovers he has a delinquent 18-year-old son. Feb. 19 to March 26. 472-6862.
The Lady with All the Answers. Ann Landers finds herself writing about her own heartbreak, Feb.10–26 at the Arcade Theatre. 332-4488.
Lord of the Dance. Michael Flatley’s troupe performs a blend of traditional and modern Celtic dance at the Phil, Feb. 11–13. 597-1900.
Lovers and Other Strangers. A romantic comedy that takes a look at the hits and misses of people’s love lives is at the Phil, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Peking Acrobats. The People’s Republic of China brings gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers to the Phil for the 25th North American Tour, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. The stories of Louis de Rougemont presented by Theatre Conspiracy Feb. 11–26 at the Foulds Theatre. 936-3239.
Swan Lake. Performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet at the Phil, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
Sylvia. The Naples Players present a comedy about a man, a woman, man’s best friend and the aging process, at Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 5. 263-7990.
Take Five. The Marco Players present a comedy about love, betrayal, divorce and a not-so-well-planned funeral, at the Marco Players Theater, Feb. 9–27. 642-7270.
True West. Two estranged brothers reconnect in this comic tale about sibling rivalry presented by the Laboratory Theater of Florida through Feb. 5. 333-1933.
The Two and Only. Ventriloquist Jay Johnson brings his “cast” of eccentric characters to the Phil, Feb 23–24. 597-1900.
Unnecessary Farce. A comedy, by Paul Slade Smith, about two cops, three crooks and an embezzlement cover-up, presented by Gulfshore Playhouse through Feb. 13 at the Norris Center. (866) 811-4111.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown. A musical comedy about American legend Molly Tobin Brown, Feb. 17 to April 2 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.
West Side Story. One of the great love stories is onstage at Mann Hall, Feb. 8–13. 481-4849.
FOR THE KIDS
Laboratory Theater of Florida. The theater’s youth program, LAB RATS, performs Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
Lil’ Hands Preschool Program. A workshop with fun, educational hands-on activities for three- to five-year-old children accompanied by an adult, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum. Pre-registration is required. 321-7410.
Sensational Saturday. Every Saturday, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida holds exciting activities, games and crafts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Café. 262-0304.
FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE
Antique Car Show. Classic car enthusiasts cannot miss the nearly 100 cars that will be on display at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Feb. 5. 334-7419.
Asia Fest. Enjoy Asian cuisine; Japanese taiko drummers; Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Filipino dancers; Chinese martial arts demonstrations; and children’s activities at Mercato, Feb. 12. E-mail for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burrowing Owl Festival. A festival to help raise awareness about this special species will be Feb. 26 at Rotary Park Environmental Center. 980-2593.
Marissa Collections. Lucifer vir Honestus jewelry trunk show, Feb. 3–5; Hassan Bounkit jewelry trunk show and personal appearance, Feb. 8–9; Oscar de la Renta pre-fall show, Feb. 10–11; Yossi Harari jewelry show and personal appearance, Feb. 24–26; and Schumacher fall show, Feb. 28 to March 1. 263-4333.
Naples House and Garden Tour. The Naples Garden Club takes 1,000 guests on a tour of four of Naples’ most stunning homes and gardens, Feb. 5. 262-1272.
Naples International Art & Antique Fair. The fair brings some of the most esteemed antique dealers in the world to exhibit furniture, sculptures, jewelry, textiles, lighting, porcelain and paintings from 19th and 20th century masters. Held at the Naples International Pavilion Feb. 25 to March 1, from noon to 7 p.m. daily. 949-5411.
Naples National Fine Art Festival. A competitive, juried event, this fine art and fine craft festival displays the talent of 270 artists. The festival is held in Cambier Park and along Eighth Street South from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 262-6517.
North Naples Green Market. Enjoy fresh, local produce and food from more than 40 vendors at an outdoor fall market, open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads. 594-9358.
Saks Fifth Avenue. The Waterside Shops location hosts several makeup artists, spa events and trunk shows throughout the month. For dates and details, call 592-5900.
Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair. The 85th annual county fair is Feb. 25 to March 6 at the Lee Civic Center Grounds. 543-8368.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Artists in the Gardens. The Naples Botanical Garden opens the lawns every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon for artists to work. 643-7275.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Daily and weekly programs including walks and cruises are offered. For a detailed list, visit www.conservancy.org or call 262-0304.
Florida Everblades vs. Greenville Road Warriors. Catch the Everblades’ fast-paced action on the ice at Germain Arena Feb. 2–5. 948-7825, ext. 1000.
NAIA Naples Classic. See a fast-pitch softball tournament with colleges from around the nation, Feb. 24–26 at North Collier Regional Park. (954) 540-7850.
Rookery Bay. Two daily, two-hour guided kayak tours of Rookery Bay, Hall Bay and mangrove tunnels take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. 417-6310, ext. 401.
Southwest Florida Mullet Toss Championship. Toss this peculiar fish with the Matlacha Mariners on Feb. 26 at Matlacha Community Park. www.matlachamariners.org.
LECTURES & LEARNING
Anderson Cooper. Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series presents the provocative anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. 659-6524.
Art League of Fort Myers. The league offers a one-day workshop on oil and acrylics, Feb. 12. 275-3970.
Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts. The league offers education in the visual, dramatic, literary, musical and culinary arts. For a complete schedule, visit www.marcoislandart.org or call 394-4221.
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Raku & You monthly workshop is Feb. 15 from 5:30–8:30 p.m.; Alla Prima … Alla Fun monthly workshop is Feb. 3 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. For a complete listing of classes, visit www.artcenterbonita.org or call 495-8989.
Collier County Audubon Society. Dr. Reed Bowman’s lecture, “Endangered Scrub Jays,” is Feb. 8 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida at 7:30 p.m. 643-7822.
An Evening with Jane Goodall. Join one the world’s foremost authorities on chimpanzees at the Phil, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
An Evening with Shirley MacLaine. Explore the big questions with this Academy Award-winning actress on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.
Fossil Dig. Discover fossils half a million years old from a Collier County quarry with Dr. Gary Schmelz on Feb. 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 262-0304, ext. 266.
Lifelong Learning. The Phil’s adult education programs explore music, dance, photography, theater, food and more. For a complete schedule, visit www.thephil.org or call 597-1900.
Marilyn’s. Improve your look with wardrobe and accessorizing tips from Marilyn Hellman, owner of Marilyn’s European Shoes & Accessories in downtown Naples on Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. 206-4460.
Merrill Ashley. The former principal dancer of the New York City Ballet hosts two discussions at the Phil’s Toni Stabile Building, Feb. 19 and 26 at 10 a.m. 597-1900.
Miromar Design Center. The Distinguished Speakers series continues with David Easton discussing “Timeless Elegance,” Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.; and Deborah Burnett speaks on “Sleep, Weight Loss and Enhanced Memory: Who Knew Light Bulbs and Paint Colors Could Do So Much?,” Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. 390-8207.
Museum Lectures. Robert Wittman, the FBI’s “real Indiana Jones” and author of Priceless, returns to the Phil to discuss fakes and forgeries, Feb. 12 at Hayes Hall. Other lectures include Dr. John B. and Frances C. Fenning on “Remembering Robert Rauschenberg,” Feb. 22, and Albert Paley on his current exhibition, Albert Paley Sculpture, Feb. 8; both lectures at 10 a.m. at the Phil’s Daniels Pavilion. 597-1900.
Rookery Bay. “Wing It!,” a beginning birders’ workshop is Feb. 1. Lee Hammond gives a workshop on painting seascapes and landscapes in acrylic, Feb. 14–18. Lunch & Learn lecture, Feb. 2. 417-6310, ext. 401.
Taste of Raku. A three-hour pottery workshop at Rosen Gallery & Studios, Feb. 3 from 6–9 p.m. 821-1061.
The von Liebig Art Center. The von Liebig offers multiple workshops and classes exploring jewelry design, pastels, watercolors and other mediums. For a complete schedule, visit www.naples- art.org or call 262-6517.
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