September 1, 2014

February Calendar

Into the gloaming: Artist Frank P. Corso shows his works in Twilight and Moonlight, starting Feb. 23 at Gardner Colby Gallery.MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Alliance for the Arts. Michelle Sales exhibits her work from Feb. 3–25; reception at 5 p.m. on Feb. 10. 939-2787.

 

Art in the Garden. ZimSculpt, an exhibition of more than 200 Zimbabwean stone sculptures, is on display at the Naples Botanical Garden from Feb. 15 to April 22; reception at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. 643-7275.

 

Art League of Fort Myers. Feb Fest is on display Feb. 3–24; reception at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3. 275-3970.

 

Art of the Olympians. French Olympian Kader Koluchi exhibits Koluchi: A Spirit Unleashed from Feb. 3 through March. 332-5055.

 

BIG Arts Center. Multiples, a juried show, is on display in the Philips Gallery to Feb. 27. 395-0900.

 

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. A Members’ Exhibition presents the paintings, photography and sculpture of local talent from Feb. 3–22; reception at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3. 495-8989.

 

First Fridays Art Walk. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the art galleries and businesses of Fort Myers’ River District from 6–10 p.m. on Feb. 3. fortmyersartwalk.com.

 

Gardner Colby Gallery. Kevin Sloan’s exhibition, The Peaceable Kingdom, is on display beginning Feb. 9, and Frank P. Corso shows Twilight and Moonlight beginning Feb. 23. 403-7787.

 

The Imaginarium. Treasure!, an exhibit that explores the history of treasures and treasure hunting, is on display to May 20. This month Pat Clyne, a treasure hunter, gives a presentation on Feb. 5. 321-7420.

 

Marco Island’s Center for the Arts. The Naples Camera Club has its photography featured from Feb. 13–29; reception at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. 394-4221.

 

Marianne Friedland Gallery. Important Works by American Masters, featuring the work of Wolf Kahn, Milton Avery, Al Held, Esteban Vicente and Jules Olitski, exhibits to Feb. 7. 262-2816.

 

Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Memories of World War II, photos from the archives of the Associated Press, exhibits from Feb. 12 to April 7. On display all this month are Louise Nevelson; Prendergast to Pollock, from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute; Manolo Valdés; 50 Years of American Studio Glass; Leaders in American Modernism; Modern Mexican Masters; and The Mouse House, featuring works from the Olga Hirshhorn collection. 597-1900.

 

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The art of Ikki & Polly Matsumoto is on display Feb. 3–24. 333-1933.

 

Sophie’s Art Factory. Animals in Hiding is on display to Feb 31. 596-0606.

 

Sultan Gallery. New Age of Art exhibits at KVS Interior Design this month. 949-6700.

 

Tower Gallery. Lia Galletti is featured this month at the gallery on Sanibel; reception at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10. (847) 309-5777.

 

The von Liebig Art Center. The art of Tommy Simpson and Under an Open Sky: Plein Air Paintings of Southwest Florida are on display to Feb. 27. 262-6517.

 

All that jazz: Alto saxman Charles McPhereson joins the Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra at the Phil on Feb. 16.LIVE MUSIC

All That Jazz. The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs with alto saxophonist Charles McPherson at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

All-Star Jam. Former members of Boston, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan and the Steve Miller Band come together to play a show Feb. 25 on the steps of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933.

 

American Jukebox. A trio of vocalists salutes the music of movies in this concert running Feb. 22–23 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Bayshore Cultural & Performing Arts Center. Part of the Jazz in the Park series, the Dan Heck Trio performs at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Sugden Regional Park. Enjoy An Evening of Dance as part of the Erich Kunzel Concert Series at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 at Edison State College, Collier Campus. 775-2800.

 

Blues Brothers. Ready your sunglasses and hat for this tribute show featuring the Bluettes at 8 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Bonita Springs Concert Band. Enjoy marches, pop, ragtime, big band and light classics, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park. bonitaspringsconcertband.com.

 

Bruce T. Gora Concert Series. Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers headlines the first concert of the series, beginning at 5 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Alliance for the Arts. 939-2787.

 

Classic Chamber Concerts. The chamber plays The “B” Identity III (Quartets) at 8 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990.

 

ETA 3. A classical trio, comprised of American flutist Chelsea Knox, Japanese pianist Tomoko Nakayama and Russian clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky, performs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Shell Point. 454-2067.

 

Fort Myers Music Walk. Listen to a wide range of musical styles from jazz to rock performing throughout the River District beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26. fortmyersmusicwalk.com.

 

The Four Lads. Bring your Valentine to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre for a night of golden oldies at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. 278-4422.

 

Gulfcoast Symphony. The orchestra offers a Classical Access Concert on Feb. 12 at Bishop Verot High School. In a musical salute to one of the nation’s greatest photographers, Ansel Adams, Chris and Dave Brubeck present America! at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 277-1700.

 

The Hit Men. Five rock veterans recreate the soundtrack of your youth on Feb. 11–12 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

The Irish RoversThe Irish Rovers. Ready yourself for a rousing performance of Irish classics at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Island Jazz. Enjoy bigband and Dixieland-style music at 3 p.m. on Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.

 

Jazz in the Garden. Level 10, a group of seasoned contemporary jazz performers, plays at 2 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275.

 

John Pizzarelli. The guitarist specializes in everything from jazz classics to bossa nova; he performs Feb. 7–8 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Larry Chance and the Earls. Take in an evening of doo-wop and hits from the ’60s on Feb. 16 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

 

Linden String Quartet. From Yale comes a group of musicians poised to become one of the world’s leading string quartets. They perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.

 

Lynda Carter. Covering a wide range of musical territory, from jazz standards to country to rock, the one-time Wonder Woman performs Feb. 9–10 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

M-Pact. Hear the smooth soul of Stevie Wonder, the percussive power of Stomp and the brassy big-band sound of Harry Connick Jr., all created by the human voice at 8 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933.

 

Marilyn Maye. Performing with a trio of world-class musicians, Maye brings the rhythm and blues in a way only a Broadway diva can at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.

 

The Mastersingers Chamber Chorus. The chorus performs Choral Favorites at 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. mastersingersfm.com.


Michael Feinstein. The ambassador of the Great American Songbook is back in Naples for a concert beginning at 8 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Monday, Monday. Experience the music of the Mamas and the Papas on Feb. 17 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

 

Naples Concert Band. The band plays at 2 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Cambier Park. 263-9521.

 

Naples Orchestra and Chorus. The group performs Two-Fer at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Golden Gate High School. naplesorchestraandchorus.org.

 

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Forget football, catch Super Sunday Sypert, the fifth performance in the Sypert Salon Series, at 3 p.m. on Feb. 5; in the fourth installment of the Classical Series, Adam Satinsky is featured on cello in Tchaikovsky’s Sixth at 8 p.m. from Feb. 9–11; and the NPO performs with the Callaway sisters in Sibling Revelry on stage from Feb.21–25; all concerts at the Phil. As part of the Reaching Out Series, the NPO performs Smokin’ Brass at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Temple Shalom in Naples and at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. 597-1900.

 

Paul Anka. The man who crooned such classics as Put Your Head on My Shoulder and My Way performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

 

Peter Gallagher. Broadway’s leading man, whose résumé includes Guys and Dolls and Noises Off, performs his cabaret act Feb. 24–25 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

The Puppini Sisters. The swing era meets the modern age when this British vocal trio takes to the stage Feb. 29 to March 1 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

The Return. Experience the best of the Beatles at this tribute performance, on stage Feb. 18–19 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

 

Riders in the Sky. The two-time Grammy Award-winning group performs at 8 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.

 

Southern Comfort. Get ready for this toe-tapping, down-home country performance running Feb. 20–21 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Southwest Florida Symphony. The group performs Sanibel II at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the BIG Arts Center. 418-1500.

 

Spotlight Concerts at the Garden. The Wholetones perform at 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275.

 

Tony Desare. This promising talent delivers a robust and romantic cabaret act running Feb. 17–18 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Tribute Concerts at the Garden. Piano Man: Tribute to Billy Joel performs at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275.

 

THEATER & SHOWS

Barbara Walters. The legendary journalist discusses her storied career at 8 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Bedroom Farce. The Florida Repertory Theatre offers you a chance to see three English couples’ typical Saturday night, on stage to Feb. 25. 332-4488.

 

Brigadoon. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the story of two tourists who stumble upon a mysterious Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years. On stage from Feb. 23 to March 31. 278-4422.

 

Carmen. The Sarasota Opera performs with the Sarasota Orchestra in the famous tale of passion, jealously and tragedy at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Part of the Live! at the Promenade series, Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 9; and Love Letters, a Pulitzer-nominated play, is at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23. 495-8989.

 

Chris Franjola. The comedian, a regular on Chelsea Lately,shares his standup from Feb. 2–5 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. 389-6900.

 

Damn Yankees. Enjoy the Broadway musical about a baseball fanatic who sells his soul to help his team win the pennant; on stage at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Das Barbecü. A witty Texas opera that promises to keep the musical numbers coming is on stage from Feb. 17 to March 17 at the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. 472-6862.

 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater hosts a musical about two con men who join forces to cheat and swindle the unsuspecting citizens of the French Riviera out of everything they have; on stage to Feb. 11. 472-6862

 

Doubt. The Naples Players present a play that looks at the brotherhood within the Catholic hierarchy and what role doubt played in allowing the abuse of children; on stage from Feb. 1–25 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990.

 

The Exonerated. Witness the true stories of six people sent to death row for crimes they did not commit; presented by Theatre Conspiracy from Feb. 10–25 at the Foulds Theatre. 936-3239.

 

Faust. When an aging scholar trades his soul for a new lease on life he get more than he bargained for in this opera performed by Opera Naples on Feb. 24–26 at Gulf Coast High School. 963-9050.

 

Hello Dolly! A matchmaker plays for keeps in this comedy presented by the Naples Players from Feb. 29 to March 31. 263-7990.

 

Japanese Dance.The Ikebana international club hosts Satomi Hirano, who will lead a performance of Japanese folk and Samurai dance on Feb. 1 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. ikebananaples.com.

 

Jersey Boys. A Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning musical about rock ‘n’ roll hall of famers The Four Seasons; songs include Big Girls Don’t Cry and Oh, What a Night; on stage from Feb. 1–19 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 489-0326.

 

La Cage aux Folles. George Hamilton stars in the hilarious Broadway musical comedy on stage from Feb. 28 to March 4 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Me and My Girl. The Earl of Hareford dies leaving an uncouth commoner to take the throne in this comedy presented by the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on stage to Feb. 11. 278-4422.

 

Memphis. Winner of four Tony Awards, this musical shares the true story of a radio DJ whose will to change the world finds a way in a club singer ready for her big break; on stage Feb.14–19 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Miami City Ballet. Naples will be treated to the world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s latest creation at 8 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Phil. 597-1900.

 

Moonlight & Magnolias. In five days three men completely rewrite a script that will result in one of the greatest films of all time, Gone with the Wind. The Naples Players perform this dramatic and funny play that details the exploits of those five days to Feb. 4 at Blackburn Hall. 263-7990.

 

Avant dance: Moving Ethos Dance Co. brings its untraditional dance program to the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center on Feb. 11-12.Moving Ethos Dance Co. See an untraditional two-hour dance performance beginning at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11–12 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933.

 

Naples City Improv. The troupe offers up a healthy slice of laughter and word play on Feb. 16 at the Norris Community Center. 682-0638.

 

Race. Three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman in this thought-provoking play presented by Gulfshore Playhouse to Feb. 12 at the Norris Center. (866) 811-4111.

 

Rigoletto. The Fort Myers Community Concert Association presents the opera detailing the womanizing Duke of Mantua’s exploits at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

 

Romeo & Juliet. The Laboratory Theater performs the classic Shakespearean tale from Feb. 10–25 at Kiwanis Hall. 218-0481.

 

Squabbles. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre offers a comedy about a depressed father living with his daughter and son-in-law, to March 3. 278-4422.

 

Swan Lake. The Moscow Festival Ballet performs the classic courtesy of the Fort Myers Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

 

Thodos Dance Chicago. A performance of contemporary dance executed with innovative flair begins at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the BIG Arts Center. 395-0900.


Tru. This play reveals a truthful portrait of Truman Capote, adapted from his work and words, at the Florida Repertory Theatre from Feb. 22 to March 18. 332-4488.

 

Visiting Mr. Green. The Marco Players share the story of how two men who loathe one another slowly develop a lasting friendship; on stage Feb. 15 to March 4. 642-7270.

 

The Year of Magical Thinking. The Florida Repertory Theatre performs the adaptation of Joan Didion’s award-winning memoir through Feb. 4 at the Florida Rep Studio Theatre. 332-4488.

 

FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE

Antique Car Show. Classic car enthusiasts cannot miss the nearly 100 cars on display at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Feb. 4. 334-7419.

 

Asia Fest. Enjoy Asian cuisine, Fushu Daiko taiko drummers, martial arts demonstrations and children’s activities on Feb. 4 at Mercato. asiafest@naplesasianprofessionals.org.

 

Coconut Point Art Festival. This outdoor showcase of original art features more than 200 artists from 30 states working in several mediums. artfestival.com.

 

A Conversation with Andrew Weil. The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers series presents the “Father of Integrative Medicine” at 6 p.m. on Feb. 1 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. 659-6524.

 

Jammin’ in the Hammock Bluegrass Festival. The festival features the Wholetones, Sawgrass Drifters and Tomorrows News, among many other bands, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Collier-Seminole State Park. Don’t forget your chair. 394-3397.

 

Marissa Collections. Stop by the store on Third Street South for the Tamara Comolli mini jewelry show, Feb. 2; the Moritz Gilk mini trunk show, Feb. 7; the Yossi Harari jewelry trunk show with designer appearance, Feb. 9–11; the K. Brunini jewelry mini trunk show with Wolfgang, Feb. 13; the Vendorafa jewelry mini trunk show, Feb. 17; and the Arunashi jewelry trunk show with designer appearance, Feb. 23–25. 263-4333.

 

Marilyn’s Seminars. Improve your look with tips from Marilyn Hellman, owner of Marilyn’s European Shoes & Accessories in downtown Naples; this month’s seminars are at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 and 22. 206-4460.

 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival. The Museum of the Everglades hosts the annual festival honoring the life and times of the author, journalist and environmental activist from Feb. 23–26. 695-0008.

 

Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. The inaugural fair features everything from antique and estate jewelry, major works of art and glass pieces to furniture, textiles and sculpture from Feb. 9–13 at the Naples Exhibition Center.
naplesshow.com.

 

Naples International Art & Antique Fair. The annual fair acts as a showcase of the who’s who in the international art scene Works by Marc Chagall and exotic gems from Jerusalem-based Yvel Jewelers are all up for grabs at the fair, running Feb. 24–28 at the Naples International Pavilion. niaaf.com.

 

North Naples Green Market. Enjoy fresh, local produce and food from more than 40 vendors every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the southwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads. 594-9358.

 

Third Thursday on Third. Live music and other festivities on Third Street South in Naples on the third Thursday of the month. 434-6533.

 

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

20K Trail Run. Tests your endurance as you traverse the trails of Seminole State Park on Feb. 12. 434-9786.

 

President’s Day Weekend Swamp Walks. Join famous photographer Clyde Butcher for a trek through his swamp sanctuary from Feb. 18–20 at Big Cypress Gallery. 695-2428.

 

Road Rally Scavenger Hunt. The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts what is possibly the region’s biggest and best scavenger hunt from 2–5 p.m. on Feb. 19. 495-8989.

 

All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted.

Submit events for this calendar to kristiea@gulfshorelife.com.

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