What's happening this month.
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Art League of Fort Myers
3-31 Fresh Start juried art show. Free. 275-3970. artleagueoffortmyers.org
The Baker Museum
Through 1/12 Papiers à la Mode: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave features period costumes, kimonos, kaftans and other objects intricately crafted out of paper and paint.
Through 2/16 Connected and Disconnected: The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont displays more than 20 works by the Dutch sculptor.
Through 2/28 Sculptor Lothar Nickel, commissioned artist in residence, creates a work out of marble outdoors on the Artis—Naples campus. Free.
25-5/18 Rediscovering Egypt: The Collection of the Dahesh Museum of Art combines original engravings from the Description de l’Egypte—considered the foundational work of modern Egyptology—with works from the collection of the Dahesh Museum of Art in New York City.
29 Art After Hours invites you to explore the museum’s galleries to the tune of local musicians from 6-9 p.m. Free.
Admission $10 per adult, $5 per fulltime student and free for children 17 and younger (unless otherwise noted). 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Through 1/15 Big & Small—Buy It Off the Wall exhibit. Free.
20-2/26 Based on Books and Gordon Coughlin Retrospective exhibits. Free. 395-0900. bigarts.org
Center for the Arts Bonita Springs
Through 1/4 Interactive traveling Science & Art exhibit.
31-2/20 25th Annual Members Exhibition features paintings, photography, sculpture, clay and fused glass. Free. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org
Collier County Museum
Through 1/15 CUBA: The Natural Beauty Clyde Butcher photographic exhibit. Free. 252-8476. colliermuseums.com
Fort Myers Art Walk
3 The monthly, self-guided event lets you browse the art galleries and businesses of the historic Fort Myers River District. Free. 278-5236.
21 Downtown Saturday Art Fair on First Street. (855) 732-3836. fortmyersartwalk.com
Galerie du Soleil
16 Nouveau 2014 reception sale and exhibition premiering the season’s new works and new artists. Free. 417-3450. galerie-du-soleil.com
Gallery on Fifth
Through 1/12 Rescued from the Flames: Socialist Realism Paintings from the Soviet Union features 20 Soviet-era paintings, most never seen by the American public, created by leading Soviet artists based in Ukraine between 1950 and the mid-1980s. Socialist Realist artwork was largely discredited or in danger of being destroyed at the time these pieces were saved. Free. 220-7503. artorg.net
Gardner Colby Gallery
16-30 Figures & Fantasy presents figurative paintings by Kim English, Jim Lewis, Stan Moeller and Aaron Westerberg and introduces new works by Ran Adler, Claire McArdle and John Schuyler. Reception Jan. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 403-7787. gardnercolbygallery.com
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10-2/1 Flag 7 Florida Artists Group exhibit. Free.
31 Outdoor family movie night. $5 per family suggested donation. 939-2787. artinlee.org
Naples Depot Museum
Through 1/6 The Art of Jerry Vallez: Naples’ Lasting Legacy is a tribute to the late iconic Naples painter. Free. 262-6525. colliermuseums.com
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Through 1/30 Eighth Annual Juried Painting Exhibition presented by Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County. $5 per adult, $3 per child. 417-6310. rookerybay.org
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
3-31 In Oceanic, the moving pictures of artists Monika Larsen Dennis and Regina Virserius attempt to reflect our inner movements beyond obstacles such as pride, guilt, fear and shame. Free. 333-1933. sbdac.com
The von Liebig Art Center
Through 1/11 Joan Sonnenberg: The Middle Point exhibition combines realism and abstraction in large-scale mixed media works, prints and paintings. Free.
Through 1/18 Breaking Through with Color: Artists Reveal the Power of Color juried exhibition. Free.
18-3/1 Diamonds showcases the work gifted to the Naples Art Association before the grand opening of The von Liebig Art Center in 1998. 262-6517. naplesart.org
All That Jazz
8 The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and trumpet virtuoso Tom Harrell play in the intimate Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples. $41-45. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
24 The Emmy-, Tony- and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and producer performs at Germain Arena. $10-150. 948-7825. germainarena.com
Bonita Springs Concert Band
26 Performance at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Free. 405-3320. bonitaspringsconcertband.com
23 Country’s funnyman hits the stage at Germain Arena with special guests Chris Young and Danielle Bradberry. $40-60. 948-7825. germainarena.com
Calidore String Quartet
9 Violin, viola and cello combine in a performance by this award-winning, Los Angeles-based group at BIG Arts. $42-47 per adult, free for student or child with paying adult. 472-6862. bigarts.org
Chris MacDonald Memories of Elvis
30 “A celebration of the life and music of the king of rock ’n’ roll” on what would have been his 79th birthday, featuring special guest DJ Fontana, Elvis’ original drummer. $31-57. 481-4849. bbmannpah.com
Classic Chamber Concerts
20 Quartet and Piano: Great Magnitude featuring The Jasper String Quartet and Michael Berkovsky.
27 Vibrant Vivaldi, Handel and Bach featuring Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra Strings. Performances at Sugden Community Theatre. $60 per adult, $20 per student. 263-7990. classicchamberconcerts.org
The Cleveland Orchestra
27 Led by conductor Franz Welser-Most and celebrated violinist Gil Shaham, the ensemble performs at Artis—Naples. $125-175. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Dan Heck—Jazz Guitar Greats Tribute
9 Performance at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-35. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org
The David Mayfield Parade
12 The bluegrass group plays the first show in the 2014 Bruce T. Gora Concert Series at Lee County Alliance for the Arts. $20.
Dick Hyman—Sunday Jazz
19 Hyman plays music from the cartoons of characters such as Betty Boop, Dumbo and Mickey Mouse at Artis—Naples. $45. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Disco Days and Boogie Nights
7-11 The ’70s are in full swing in this performance by the Naples Philharmonic Pops in Hayes Hall at Artis—Naples. $55-115. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
26 The celebrated cellist, who has won both the International Beethoven Competition and the New York Cello Society Rising Star Award and is a two-time laureate of Russia’s International “Virtuosi of the Year” Festival-Competition, performs at BIG Arts. $32 per adult, free for student or child with paying adult. 472-6862. bigarts.org
Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series
10 Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents Anton’s Soiree at Edison State College. 775-2800. bayshorecapa.org
The “ESSSS” Factor
6 Pianist Jodie DeSalvo takes on the work of composer greats Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann and Strauss in Artis—Naples’ Daniels Pavilion. $43. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
FGCU Faculty & Guest Artist Series
21 Pianista Italiana is performed by guest pianist Enrico Elisi in the U. Tobe Recital Hall at Florida Gulf Coast University. $7. 590-7292. fgcu.edu/CAS/BSM/concerts.html
Fort Myers Community Concerts
27 Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel performs at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Season tickets $65-165. 693-4849. fortmyerscommunityconcerts.org
Fort Myers Music Walk
20 Local musicians perform in Fort Myers River District shops, patios, restaurants and bars. Begins at 7 p.m. Free. (855) 732-3836.fortmyersmusicwalk.com
The Great American Songbook featuring Paul Todd Jr.
26-27 Music from the 1940s to present day at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. $35-58. 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com
Gulf Coast Big Band
26 Performance at Cambier Park. Free. 877-6090. fifthavenuesouth.com
12 Organ and piano duo Brian Jones and Bruce Adami.
26 FGCU Chamber Choir, conducted by Trent Brown. Performances at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Free. 261-1487. mooringschurch.org
Jazz on the Green
19 Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents the Dan Heck Trio at Edison State College, Collier Campus. Free. 775-2800. bayshorecapa.org
John Carter Cash
20 “Famous Author Lecture” and performance by the country music singer, author, songwriter and renowned record producer—and son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash—at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. $35. 333-1933. sbdac.com
John Pizzarelli Quartet Jazz Concert
24 The Grammy-nominated artist hailed for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook” performs a special fundraising show followed by a wine and dessert reception at BIG Arts. $95 and up. 472-6862. bigarts.org
19 Violinist Miroslav Hristov and pianist Vladimir Valjarević perform principal works and lesser-known compositions at BIG Arts. $32 per adult, free for student or child with paying adult. 472-6862. bigarts.org
Marvin Hamlisch Remembrance
19 Gulf Coast Symphony and the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers pay tribute to the only man to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Golden Globe. Concert at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $42-62. 481-4849. gulfcoastsymphony.org
Mendelssohn and Schumann
12, 14 Sypert Salon Series performance in Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples. $40. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Music Makers Big Show Band
5, 24 Performance in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 594-5141. musicmakersshowband.org
Naples Botanical Garden
2-5 Night Lights featuring live music by The Wholetones, Patchouli, The Keytones and harpist Laura Roth, plus family activities and thousands of lights. $15 per adult, $7 per child.
5 Jazz in the Garden continues with The Rick Howard Trio at Naples Botanical Garden. $12.95 per adult, $7.95 per child.
17 Tributes in the Garden presents Crossroads: A Tribute to Eric Clapton. $15 per adult, $5 per child. 643-7275. naplesgarden.org
Naples Concert Band
19 Performance at Cambier Park. Free. 263-9521. naplesconcertband.org
Naples Dixieland Jazz Band
12 Tap your toes to traditional jazz at Cambier Park. Free. 263-1113. naplesdixielandjazzband.com
Naples Jazz Orchestra
6 Performance featuring musicians/vocal harmonists The Four Freshman.
13 Performance featuring trumpeter Byron Stripling.
27 The NJO & Strings: The Music of Nelson Riddle conducted by Michael Berkowitz. Shows at Cambier Park. $10. thenjo.com
Naples Philharmonic Around Town
23 The romantic performance at First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, “travels from Romania to Austria and straight through Shakespeare’s imagination.” $35. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
The Norris Center
4 The 2014 Bluewater Acoustic & Bluegrass Series brings Grammy Award-winner Clay Hess and seasoned special guests The Walker Brothers, Mark Kreitzer and Jon Garon. $20 in advance, $22 at the door.
11 Bluegrass Blue Bloods features greats Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Phil Leadbetter and friends. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 213-3058. naplesgov.com
Pictures at an Exhibition
3-4 The Naples Philharmonic performs, among other inspiring works, composer Modest Mussorgsky’s tribute to his painter friend Viktor Harmann. Performances at Artis—Naples. $29-75. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
28-2/1 The Naples Philharmonic and acclaimed vocal group Five By Design commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in this program honoring America’s veterans at Artis—Naples. $55-115. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
The Rossano Sportiello/Nicki Parrott/Eddie Metz Trio
11 With special guest tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, the trio present jazz improvisations of popular music from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s in The Great American Songbook at BIG Arts. $37-42 per adult, $5 per student or child. 472-6862. bigarts.org
Salute to Vienna
2 In the program’s 15th appearance at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, the Strauss Symphony of America is joined by Viennese artists, international champion ballroom dancers and members of the Vienna Imperial Ballet. $52-73. 481-4849. bbmannpah.com
Shell Point Concert Series
4 New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs. $36.
23 Leif Bjaland conducts The Miracle of Mozart. $21.
30 Bassoonist Shelley Monroe Huang plays in the Concerts & Conversation Series. $26. 454-2067. shellpoint.org/concerts
18 The five-member NYC country band plays in Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples. $55. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Southwest Florida Big Band
20 Performance at Cambier Park. Free. 394-7470. fifthavenuesouth.com
Southwest Florida Symphony
11 In Masterworks II, Guillermo Figueroa conducts Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture, Cordero Isula Tropical and Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $20-82.
17-18 In Pops 1, Michael Berkowitz conducts The Copa Boys in Music of the Rat Pack at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $20-82.
22 The Miracle of Mozart features a multimedia presentation at BIG Arts. $36 per adult, $5 per student or child.
31-2/1 Pops 2—Torres and Tango is conducted by Leif Bjaland at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $20-82. 418-1500. swflso.org
13 The musical Renaissance man showcases the romantic side of popular music in a performance at Artis—Naples. $49-69. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
SWF Music Festivals
4 Sounds from the River features a Sheryl Crow tribute in Fort Myers’ Centennial Park. Free.
11 Sounds from the Park brings Motown to Sugden Regional Park, Naples, with a The Four Tops/Temptations tribute band. Free. Donations benefit St. Matthew’s House. Concerts opened by young performers Official Outcome and followed by country/rock group the Rachel/Hughes Band. 227-4405. swfmusicfestivals.com/sounds-from-the-park.html
Thursdays on Third
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 The courtyards and plazas of Third Street South resound with music as you shop, dine and dance to folk, rock, jazz and more. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. thirdstreetsouth.com
THEATER & SHOWS
Arsenic and Old Lace
10-29 In the historic Arcade Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre performs the beloved black comedy popularized by the film adaptation starring Cary Grant. $25-45. 332-4488. floridarep.org
15-2/8 The father of the groom finds it tough to balance the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family. Performed by The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre. $35. 263-7990. naplesplayers.org
Dance Alive National Ballet
18 The international award-winning, 15-member troupe performs a diverse repertoire of programs, ranging from quintessential classics to contemporary works, at BIG Arts. $42-47 per adult, $5 per student or child. 472-6862. bigarts.org
Death of a Salesman
10-2/1 Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play is performed by The Laboratory Theater of Florida. $20 per person, $12 per student. 218-0481. laboratorytheaterflorida.com
An Evening with Maxine Carter
14 Carter fans will thoroughly enjoy this tribute to the dancer and TV personality, including a video presentation and a book signing by Maxine herself, at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org
The Fox on the Fairway
8-26 The Marco Players deliver Ken Ludwig’s fast-paced comedy of three love affairs that play out during the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament. $23-25. 642-7270. themarcoplayers.com
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
21-26 The unforgettable depiction of African-American life on Charleston’s “Catfish Row” in the 1920s plays at Artis—Naples. $75-110. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
The God Game
17-2/9 Gulfshore Playhouse presents a world premiere written by Suzanne Bradbeer about a Republican senator faced with conflict of privacy and public persona when he becomes a vice presidential candidate. Performance at The Norris Center. $15-50. 261-7529. gulfshoreplayhouse.org
A Grand Night for Singing
31-3/16 A revue showcasing the music of Richard Rodgers and lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II, performed by Florida Repertory Theatre at Arcade Theatre. $40. 332-4488. floridarep.org
29 Center for the Arts Bonita Springs Performing Arts Director Craig Price and friends showcase their comedy skills at the Performing Arts Center. $5. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org
Into the Woods
10-2/15 Discover what happens after “happily ever after” in this Tony Award-winning musical that puts a spin on classic Grimm stories. Performances at BIG Arts. $42 per adult, $5 per student or child. 472-6862. bigarts.org
12 The Chicago Board of Comedy joins the Saturday Night Live alum in an interactive improv experience at Artis—Naples. $49-69. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
12 The King of Queens comedian will have you in stitches at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $37-80. 481-4849. bbmannpah.com
Miami City Ballet
15 Music and movement intertwine in this performance with the Naples Philharmonic at Artis—Naples.$52-94. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Through 2/2 Depression-era caper The Not So Great Train Robbery returns for an encore. $69-75.
10-4/26 It’s an Old Florida cowboy’s world in Caloosa Get Your Gun. $69-75. 275-8487. semgulf.com
Nana’s Naughty Knickers
16-3/15 Visiting for the summer, Bridget discovers her sweet grandmother’s secret business of illegally selling handmade lingerie. The contemporary comedy plays at Off Broadway Palm Theatre. $29-49 per adult, $16-22 per child. 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com
The Norris Center
10 Jimmy Travis delivers a creatively comical routine without being offensive. Prepare for an interactive show. $20. 213-3058. naplesgov.com
Off The Hook Comedy Club
9-12 Steve Trevino, rising to stardom on the heels of his Showtime special Grandpa Joe’s Son, performs. $20.
23-26 As seen everywhere from BET and MTV to the Sci-Fi Channel and HBO, B.T. delivers a hilarious and versatile act. $20. 389-6901. offthehookcomedy.com
23-26 Center for the Arts Bonita Springs Community Players present a hilarious portrait of three couples told through their time spent at the Plaza Hotel. $25-30. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org
3-25 Theatre Conspiracy presents three one-act comedies, by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, at Lee County Alliance for the Arts. $20. 936-3239. theatreconspiracy.org
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
2-5 Be dazzled by the superhuman athleticism of acrobats and aerialists performing alongside clowns, Asian elephants, horses, camels and more. Germain Arena hosts the Super Circus Heroes-themed event. $16-55. 948-7825. germainarena.com, ringling.com
Rock of Ages
14 The high-energy, Tony-nominated ’80s musical returns for one night only. $37-69. 481-4849. bbmannpah.com
Through 2/15 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre hosts this classic romantic tale of love and loss during World War II. $35-58 per adult, $18-22 per child. $100 per person on New Year’s Eve. 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com
Whistle Down the Wind
9-12, 16-19 TheatreZone presents the musical, about a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young, at Community School of Naples. $43-48. (888) 966-3352. theatrezone-florida.com
The Wizard of Oz
21-26 Andrew Lloyd Weber’s adaptation of the classic adds a few new songs to the time-honored tale of Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Performances at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $36-73. 481-4849. bbmannpah.com
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Corkscrew After Hours
24 Explore Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary through guided or independent excursions and activities until its extended closing time of 9 p.m. This month’s theme is “History of Corkscrew Sanctuary.” $12 per adult, $6 college student, $4 per child. 348-9151. corkscrew.audubon.org
10-11 Everblades vs. South Carolina Stingrays.
17-18 Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears.
29, 31 Everblades vs. Greenville Road Warriors.
Games at Germain Arena. $11-40. 948-7825. germainarena.com
Gulf Coast Runners
1 Dave Cranor 5K at Lowdermilk Park at 7:30 a.m. Free. 434-9786. gcrunner.org
19 Naples Daily News Half Marathon begins on Fifth Avenue South at 7 a.m. $40-100 per participant. 262-5653. napleshalfmarathon.com
25 Run for the Paws 5K to benefit Humane Society of Naples begins at Naples Municipal Airport at 8 a.m. Dog-friendly race. $20-30 per adult participant, $10 per child. 643-1555. runforthepaws.com
HITS Triathlon Series
11-12 Vanderbilt Beach hosts open, sprint, Olympic, half and full distances. $25 and up depending on distance and number of participants. hitstriathlonseries.com/naples-fl
Swamp Buggy Races
25-26 The rescheduled fall classic returns to the Mile-o-Mud at Florida Sports Park. Saturday practice races $7 per person; Sunday races $20 per adult, $10 per child. 774-2701. thefloridasportspark.com
FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE
10th Annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival
17-19 Rookery Bay invites you to explore our beautiful and unique environment through lecture presentations and nearly 40 guided field trips—birding walks, kayak excursions, buggy rides and boat tours, to name a few—to 20 South Florida hotspots such as Everglades National Park, Naples Botanical Garden and the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Registration required. Field trips $10-60; Friday admission to Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center ($5) buy one-get one; Saturday admission ($10) includes four daytime lectures; Saturday evening keynote lecture $15. 417-6310. rookerybay.org/ learn/swfl-nature-festival.html
2014 Writer’s Domain
9 In partnership with Barnes & Noble, Norris Home Furnishings, Naples, hosts 10 authors with ties to Southwest Florida in a showcase to benefit First Book—Collier County. Reservation required. $35. 263-0580.
Art in the Park
4 The Naples Art Association hosts the juried outdoor show on Park Street. Free. 262-6517. naplesart.org
ArtFest Fort Myers
31-2/2 Art by more than 200 artists, food and entertainment enliven the waterfront at Hendry Street and Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. Free. 768-3602. artfestfortmyers.com
Big Cypress 118th Anniversary Celebration
25 Celebrate the 118th birthday of Big Cypress Seminole Reservation with live music and DJs; bull riding; and an experience of Seminole culture through vendors, food trucks, critter shows and alligator wrestling. The evening concludes with a concert by country music superstar Alan Jackson. Carnival $10 per adult, $5 per child age 5-11; concert $50 per person. bigcypresscelebration.com
Big Cypress Shootout—Second Seminole War Reenactment
31-2/2 Battle reenactments, Seminole food, live music, Seminole and pioneer artisans, tomahawk throws, primitive archery competition, Seminole stomp dancing, authentic Seminole and soldier camps, venomous snake shows and alligator wrestling at Billie Swamp Safari. $10 per adult, $6 per child. (800) 949-6101, ext. 12125. bcshootout.com
Bonita Springs National Art Festival
11-12 Fine arts and crafts from more than 200 artists at Riverside Park. $5 suggested donation. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org
Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival
24-25 Celebrate Celtic culture with a Friday night kickoff party in downtown Fort Myers, and the big Saturday event featuring eight musical acts, food, kids’ activities and crafts along the river in Centennial Park. $5, free for children under 12. 321- 7530. celticheritageproductions.com/caloosahatchee.htm
Chalk Art 2014
25 A street painting extravaganza on Fifth Avenue South, including food, fashion shows and entertainment. All proceeds provide scholarships for local students in need through Quest for Kids. Free admission. fifthavenuesouth.com
Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair
4-5 The 18th annual nationally ranked festival returns to Fifth Avenue South. Free. 262-6517. naplesart.org
Estero Fine Art Show
4-5 Miromar Outlets hosts the 12th bi-annual event, featuring a juried show, artist demonstrations and live entertainment. Free. hotworks.org
Fine Art & Craft Show
11 Naples Artcrafters Fine Art and Craft Show in Cambier Park. Free. 352-3097. naplesartcrafters.com
Naples Historical Society
16 See Historic Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens in a new light with the docent-guided Full Moon Tour at 8 p.m. Reservation required. $10.
24 Todd Turrell commences the 2014 Garden Side Chickee Chats with a commentary and book signing for Naples Waterfront: Changes in Time. $15. Reservation required. 261-8164. napleshistoricalsociety.org
Naples Invitational Art Fest
25-26 The 17th annual fine art show, to benefit special needs services provider Easter Seals Florida, is held at Fleischmann Park. $5 suggested donation. 992-4680. fl.easterseals.com
Pets on Third
19 Third Street South hosts pet specialty vendors, local veterinarians, professional trainers and pet boarders, and Mayor John Sorey leads a “Pets from around the World” parade of people and their costumed pets. Free to attend, $25 to participate in parade. thirdstreetsouth.com
24-26 The weekend kicks off Friday night with a concert by Sanibel native and national recording artist Whitney Wolanin and her six-piece band. $75 per person, $200 per VIP. Saturday features performances by the Sanibel School steel drum band and Jimmy Buffet tribute band Caribbean Chillers; sand sculpture display; mermaid and pirate costume and hula competitions; indoor children’s games; arts and crafts; and food and drink. Sunday continues with live music; car and motorcycle shows; sand sculpture judging and awards; arts and crafts; and a body paint contest. Adult admission $10 for two days, $6 for one; children admission $5. Saturday also features an evening Polynesian luau with authentic South Pacific music; a pig roast; and hula, knife and torch dancers. $50 per adult, $25 per child. Festivities to benefit the Sanibel Community House. 472-2155. sanibelcommunityhouse.net
World Wetlands Day
31-2/2 Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary celebrates with a three-day festival exploring the connection between Corkscrew and the health of the greater Everglades’ waters and wildlife through guided walks, children’s activities and live music. Admission for two consecutive days $12 per adult, $6 per college student with ID, $4 per child age 6-18. National Audubon Society members with ID receive 50 percent discount. Backcountry buggy rides $75 with reservation. 348-9151, ext. 112. corkscrew.audubon.org