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February Calendar

Alliance for the Arts. The gifts, photos and clothing that W. Stanley Hanson, the son of an early Fort Myers doctor, collected during his lifetime with the Seminole Indians is on display in A Journey with the White Medicine Man through Feb. 29. 939-2787.

Art League of Bonita Springs. The Annual Members Exhibition is on display Feb. 1–21. Also, members of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society showcase their work at the Pastel Society Exhibition, Feb. 29 to March 10. Both are at the Center for the Arts. 495-8989.

Cape Coral Arts Studio. The Southwest Florida Craft Guild’s yearly juried exhibition is Feb. 1–22. Reception, Feb. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. 574-0802.

FGCU Art Gallery. Where the Wild Things (Still) Are, a wildlife art exhibition and fundraiser for C.R.O.W., runs Feb. 28 to March 28 in the Arts Complex Gallery. Opening reception, Feb. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. 590-7199.

Galerie du Soleil. Les Femmes du Soleil runs Feb. 9–10. 417-3450.

Marianne Friedland Gallery. The watercolors of 20th century painter Al Held are on display Feb. 7–28. 262-3484.

Naples Depot. The watercolors of Ronald Shelley are on display in Capturing Paradise through April 5. 262-6525.

Naples Historical Society. See how the Seminole Indians contributed to the development of Naples at Palm Cottage through April 30. 261-8164.

Naples Museum of Art. Two exhibits, Pablo Picasso: Preoccupations and Passions and Jerome Tupa’s Painting the Pilgrimage: From Paris to Compostela, continue to May 18. Visions: Contemporary Drawings from the Dyke Collection runs until March 15, and The Mouse House, featuring works by Olga Hirshhorn, is on display through April 30. In the permanent collection: Leaders in American Modernism, Modern Mexican Masters and Masters of Miniature, through June 29. 597-1900.

Olde Florida Gallerie. Dwayne Hickman, TV actor and artist, presents his oils-on-canvas exhibit Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 415-7000.

Peter Max Gallery. An exclusive exhibition of the legendary artist’s paintings, lithographs and sculptures opens Feb. 16. Receptions with Max are Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.; and Feb. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. (888) 513-8385.

Rick Moore Fine Art Gallery. An exhibit of impressionist works by Henrietta Milan is Feb. 8–9. 434-6464.

Rookery Bay. A nature photography exhibit juried by Clyde Butcher begins Feb. 7 and continues through May 3 at the Environmental Learning Center in Naples. 417-6310.

The von Liebig Art Center. Political Animals: Donkeys and Elephants in American Art is on display until Feb. 24, and Phoenix Rising, an exhibit of recycled materials, runs through Feb. 27. 262-6517.

Casting Crowns. The Christian rock band plays at Germain Arena Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. 948-7825.
Charlotte Symphony. Anticipating Spring is Feb. 24 at the Center for Performing Arts & Education in Punta Gorda at 7:30 p.m. (941) 625-5996.

Classic Chamber Concerts. Music for the Heart is Feb. 4–5 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990.

Concert Series–Philadelphia Piano Trio. Part of the Naples Music Club’s concert series at the Golden Gate High School auditorium, Feb. 24. 513-0180.

David Pellegrene. A regular performer at New York City’s hottest night spots, the singer/pianist plays at the Phil Feb. 29 to March 1. 597-1900.

Engelbert Humperdinck. The award-winning singer performs songs from his 35-year career at Barbara B. Mann, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849.

Gulf Coast Big Band. The group swings into Cambier Park for a concert on Feb. 10. 353-3688.

Gulf Coast Symphony. The Symphonic Sensations play From Sea to Shining Sea: A Tribute to Irving Berlin on Feb. 17 at Barbara B. Mann. Also, bring the family and a picnic for Estero Park Concerts Under the Sky Feb. 2. 489-1800.

I Love a Piano. Irving Berlin’s musical journey through seven decades of American history is at the Phil Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Israel Chamber Orchestra. Hear Israeli music with a world-renowned pianist and conductor, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

Kiri Te Kanawa. The world-renowned soprano sings at the Phil Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.
The Lettermen and The Duprees. Fall in love with these groups’ romantic hits when they perform Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

Mandy Patinkin. The Tony Award winner takes time away from his TV series Criminal Minds to perform In Concert at the Phil, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Mannheim Steamroller. The group’s innovative blend of classical, pop and electronic sounds in a one-time show at the Phil, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Marian McPartland Trio. The host of NPR’s longest running music series jazzes up the Phil, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Naples Concert Band. The group performs in Cambier Park on Feb. 3 and 17 at 2 p.m. 263-9521.
Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Ann Hampton Callaway joins the NPO for Swing!, Feb. 19–24. Monumental Mahler is Feb. 7–10. Then the NPO hits the town, performing Haydn’s "Drumroll" Symphony in Bonita Springs Feb. 17 at First Presbyterian Church. Wesley Methodist Church on Marco Island hosts the symphony Feb. 15, and Beethoven’s Second on Feb. 29. 597-1900.

Roslyn Kind. The Broadway starlet performs at the Phil Feb. 22–23. 597-1900.

Southwest Florida Symphony. Reiko’s 25th, a compilation of Russian-influenced works, is Feb. 22–23 at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Symphony Chamber Chorus joins with the Children’s Chorus and other guests for How Sweet the Sound, Feb. 9 at the Village Church and Feb. 10 at Chapel by the Sea on Fort Myers Beach.

Sunday Jazz Jams. The Promenade at Bonita Bay offers live jazz music on the last Sunday of the month. 261-6100.

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. The "first couple of American popular music" comes to the Phil Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Symphonic Sensations. The Gulf Coast Symphony performs From Sea to Shining Sea: A Tribute to Irving Berlin Feb. 17 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 489-1800.

Trisha Yearwood. The country music diva performs Feb. 13 at Barbara B. Mann. 481-4849.

Voices of Naples. The community chorale presents Celebrate America, a patriotic concert, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Naples United Church of Christ. 434-2606.

Anything Goes. Tap-dancing sailors and chorus girls take to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre stage, Feb. 21 to April 5. 278-4422.

Balanchine, Tharp & Sinatra. The NPO joins with the Miami City Ballet, Feb. 12–13 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Bill Cosby. The Phil hosts the comedic legend Feb. 18. 597-1900.

Chicago City Limits. New York City’s longest-running comedy revue comes to the Phil, Feb. 8–9. 597-1900.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. An international cast of acrobats and contortionists swing from vine to vine through a magical forest at Barbara B. Mann, Feb. 5–10. 481-4849.

Defending the Caveman. The popular comedy provides insights into the misunderstandings between men and women, Feb. 1–2 at Barbara B. Mann. 481-4849.

The Drowsy Chaperone. The new musical comedy about a celebrity bride is at the Phil through Feb. 3. 597-1900.

Etc. This series of staged play readings from the Naples Players continues with three short plays themed A Date from Hell!, Feb. 10 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990.

Evita. The musical biography of Eva Perone, the glamorous First Lady of Argentina, plays at The G&L Theatre in Naples Feb. 28 to March 9. 451-0215.

Fiddler on the Roof. The Charlotte Players present the classic Broadway musical Feb. 8–17 at the Cultural Center Theatre in Port Charlotte. (941) 255-1022.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Visit the wacky streets of ancient Rome in this Broadway musical farce, Feb. 15 to March 16 at the Florida Repertory Theatre. 332-4488.

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? The Naples Players present Edward Albee’s 2002 Tony Award winner about the pain of love at the Sugden Community Theatre, Feb. 6 to March 1. 263-7990.

Guys and Dolls. Gambling man Nathan Detroit continues his song and dance at the Broadway Palm through Feb. 16. 278-4422.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Known for its edgy, athletic choreography, the troupe brings its diverse style to the Phil Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Lord of the Dance. The international Irish dance phenomenon plays at the Phil, Feb. 29 to March 1 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Miracle in Rwanda. This true-life drama made its world premiere with TheatreZone last season, and it’s back after playing in New York City, California and at the Edinburg Festival in Scotland. Feb. 7–10 at the G&L Theatre in Naples. 451-0215.

Moiseyev Dance Company. The 40-member troupe showcases traditional folk dance at the Phil on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. 597-1900.

Monky Business. Those fun-loving monks keep singing at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through March 15. 278-4422.

Monty Python’s Spamalot. The winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, "ripped off" from the classic movie, brings laughs to the Barbara B. Mann Feb. 25 to March 2. 481-4849.

The Producers. Mel Brooks’ acclaimed comedy comes to the Phil Feb. 17. 597-1900.

Satire, Parody and All Things Funny. Two local satiric performers take on Southwest Florida, and any topic is fair game. Part of the Art League of Bonita Springs’ "An Evening With…" series, they’ll be at the Center for the Arts Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. 495-8989.

Tosca. New York City Opera conductor Steven White joins the NPO for this opera by Puccini, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at the Phil. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Tuxedo Junction. The Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel presents the Manhattan Transfer-esque, 1940s musical Feb. 7 to March 1. 472-6862.

Nature Tales. Children learn about plants and animals through storytelling, puppetry, and arts and crafts all this month at North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall. 252-4060.

Nuts about The von Liebig. A day of fun, coconut painting, entertainment, a book fair and more. Feb. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517.

ArtFest. A juried fine arts festival featuring national artists, interactive art, food and entertainment in downtown Fort Myers’ River District, Feb. 2–3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 768-3602.

Art in the Park. Naples’ oldest outdoor art festival is celebrating its 51st anniversary. The shows feature artwork by members of the Naples Art Association, as well as food and entertainment, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Park Street by The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517.

Celebrate the Arts Festival. Fine art, show cars, street performers and live musicians come together Feb. 16–17 at the Art League of Marco Island. 394-4221.

Films on Fifth. Russian film The Italian plays Feb. 17 in Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theatre, part of the popular foreign film series. 263-7990.

Florida Tea Art Show. Summerfields in Naples hosts a show featuring four artists Feb. 21–22, with a meet-and-greet session Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 430-2505.

Jammin’ in the Hammock. Bring the whole family for a bluegrass festival at Collier-Seminole State Park, Feb. 16–17. 394-3397.

Julia’s Arts. Modern in Matlacha features the works of local artists in an opening reception Feb. 8 from 2 to 9 p.m. Also, on Feb. 9, a demonstration of local artists and live music in Pine Island Plein Air, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 283-0831.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival. In remembrance of the "Mother of the Everglades" the Museum of the Everglades will host the third annual celebration with swamp walks, info sessions and a boat tour Feb. 26 to March 1. 695-0008.

Naples Artcrafters Show. The group displays fine arts and crafts Feb. 9 at Cambier Park. 352-3036.

Naples National Art Festival. The annual festival that hosted 275 artists from more than 35 states and four countries in 2007 is back for its 29th year. Presented by The von Liebig Art Center, the show will be at Cambier Park in Naples Feb. 23–24. 262-6517.

Pine Island Art Show. The 36th annual art show and sale will be Feb. 11–12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Matlacha Community Park. 283-4432.

Smooch a Pooch, Kiss a Kitty. An adoption fair by Domestic Animal Services along with other family activities, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 252-7387.

South Fort Myers/Naples Antique Show. Sixty dealers come together for this inaugural event at the Three Oaks Banquet and Conference Center in Estero, Feb. 22–23. (941) 408-3576.

Village Nights. Enjoy live music and see some of the hottest cars and boats in Naples on display at the Village on Venetian Bay, the first Thursday of every month. 261-6100.

Naples Botanical Garden. A house and garden tour on Feb. 9 benefits the Naples Garden Club. The garden’s sixth annual trunk show is Feb. 28 to March 1. Also, Amazing Amazon showcases plants and animals usually found only in rainforests, all this month. 643-7275.

Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic. Several Boston Red Sox players come to the Forest Country Club for a golf tournament to benefit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 985-3550.

Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society’s fundraiser is Feb. 29 to March 1 this year at YMCA Bonita Springs. 261-0337, ext. 118.

Run for the Paws. Bring your dog for a 6K walk/run to benefit The Humane Society Naples at the Naples Municipal Airport, Feb. 2 from 7 to 11 a.m. 643-1880.

Twins, Fins & Pins. The Make-a-Wish Foundation’s celebrity bowling tournament at Galaxy Lanes Feb. 23. 992-9474.

Florida Everblades. Our local hockey team takes on the Augusta Lynx Feb. 8, 9 and 12; and the Charlotte Checkers, Feb. 15–17. All games at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. 948-7825.

Harlem Globetrotters. The famous basketball showmen come to Germain Arena Feb. 29. 948-7825.

Night Eyes Tours. See the animals of the Naples Zoo at night, Feb. 8, 13 and 15. 262-5409.

Abstract painting workshop. Gale Bennett explores the versatility of collage. 574-0802.

Steve Forbes. The Naples/Fort Myers Town Hall lecture series brings the president and CEO of Forbes Inc. to the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Feb. 25. 261-6524.

Bill Frist. The former Senate Majority Leader and Republican senator speaks Feb. 19 as part of the Naples/Fort Myers Town Hall lecture series at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. 261-6524.

A Closer Look at Shells. Take a guided walk along Barefoot Beach and learn the natural history of Florida’s shells and mollusks on Mondays all this month at 10 a.m. 254-4060.

Karen Harper. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author discusses and signs her three romantic novels at the East Naples Branch Library Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. 775-5592.

Lunch with the Arts. National radio personality Michael Lasser discusses his new book, America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley, Feb. 11 at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517.

Meet the Author luncheon. Chat with the husband-and-wife writer pair Suzanne Brockmann and Ed Gaffney at the Club at Grandezza in Estero, Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. 992-4965.

Naples Art Association. Learn to paint pet portraits, Feb. 6–10; take a two-day pastel portrait workshop, Feb. 9–10; or paint a watercolored Naples, Feb. 20–24. A "Plein Air Painting" workshop is Feb. 28 to March 1; and "Purpose and Promise" is Feb. 29 to March 2. An illustrated lecture on how art has been taught through history is Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon. All classes at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517.

Rookery Bay. An "Amazing Adventures" presentation on the Galapagos Islands is Feb. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series continues Feb. 6 from noon to 1 p.m.; a research kayak tour is Feb. 13; "Wing It!," a beginning birder’s workshop, is Feb. 19; and on Feb. 23, watch the sun go down on a Sunset and Starlight Paddle through the reserve. All classes at the Environmental Learning Center in Naples. 417-6310.

Quest 2008. The dinner/lecture series continues with talk-radio host, author and cable-news host Glenn Beck, Feb. 8; The Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, Feb. 15; and Karl Rove, former Deputy White House Chief of Staff, Feb. 29. All lectures at 6 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. 643-3573.

Ted Below. The avian ecologist talks about Florida’s brown pelican at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. 643-7822.

Visiting artist workshops. Artist Susan Sarback offers a five-day workshop titled "Capturing Radiant Light and Color," Feb. 18–22. Claudine Hellmuth teaches a three-day, mixed media workshop Feb. 20–22 at the Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs. 495-8989.

All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted.

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