What’s happening this month
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
The Baker Museum
Through 7/6 American marine art and maritime artifacts are exhibited in The Coast and the Sea, organized by the New- York Historical Society. Featuring nearly 100 dioramas devoted to current Belgian artists and art movements, Museum to Scale 1/7 recalls the Wunderkammern, or “cabinets of curiosities and wonder.” Nearly 300 works by Collier County K-12 students are on display in the Sixth Annual Student Exhibition.
25 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 full-time student and free for children 17 and younger (unless otherwise noted). 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Collier County Museum
Through 6/30 Seminole Artists Brian and Pedro Zepeda: Rooted in Tradition contains beading, patchwork, wood carvings, sculpture and illustrations by the two brothers. Guy LaBree: The Barefoot Artist displays 27 original paintings and giclées on loan from LaBree and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. Free.
11 Pirate History of Southwest Florida program, presented by Naomi Goren, Collier County Museums curator of education. Free.
25 The Court of the Pile Dwellers: The Pepper-Hearst Expedition and the New Americanist Archaeology program, presented by Melissa Timo of the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Free. 252-8476. colliermuseums.com
Fort Myers Art Walk
6 The monthly, self-guided event lets you browse the art galleries and businesses of the historic Fort Myers River District. Free. 278-5236. fortmyersartwalk.com
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
Through 6/1 In Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of WWII, learn about the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, which consisted of artists and sound technicians who fought a war of deception against the Axis troops in Western Europe.
10-8/17 Hollywood’s Who’s Who in World War II explores the roles of actors, actresses and athletes in the second World War, highlighting iconic men and women affected by the Holocaust. $10 per adult, $5 per student age 12 to 15, free for students under 12. 263-9200. holocaustmuseumswfl.org
Through 6/6 Art Anarchy Collective features work by tattoo artists Pooch (Lake Worth, Fla.), Peter Klein (Germany), Yang Zou aka YZ (China) and Boujan (Eastern Europe). Free. 332-0161. howlgallery.com
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
Through 8/1 28th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit. Free. 939-2787. artinlee.org
Marco Island Historical Museum
Through 6/28 See the progression in painting by artist Inez Hudson through An Artist’s Journey—the Details Within. Free. 642-1440. themihs.com
The von Liebig Art Center
9-7/25 See recent work by Naples Art Association members in 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition. Erin Wright, director of artist initiatives and special projects for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will serve as juror and give a lecture entitled Reinventing a Museum: How I Learned to Move a 340-Ton Boulder on June 4. Admission free unless otherwise noted. 262-6517. naplesart.org
All That Jazz
11 The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs The Complete History of Jazz in 75 Minutes at Artis—Naples. $41-45. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Family Fare Spring Concert
1 The Naples Philharmonic performs an entertaining and educational concert at Artis—Naples. $15. 597-1900. artisnaples.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
Happy Together Tour
14 The Turtles’ Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad), Gary Lewis & The Playboys, and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels team up at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall for the renowned showcase of music from the ’60s and ’70s. $52-84. bbmannpah.com
6 The locally beloved concert pianist plays all your favorite classics at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. artcenterbonita.org
8 Southwest Florida’s finest organists tackle all types of tunes on the Casavant organ at Artis—Naples. $20. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
Rockin’ on the Bay
7 Head to Bayfront for a Bruce Springsteen tribute concert. Free. 331-7371. rockinonthebay.com
SummerJazz on the Gulf
28 The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts The Betty Fox Band in the first threehour performance of its highly anticipated evening concert series. Led by the fiery Betty Fox, the band is known for its blue and funk-infused soul. Free. 261-2222. naplesbeachhotel.com
Youth Chamber Concert
13 Full and chamber ensemble performances at Artis—Naples. Free. 597-1900. artisnaples.org
THEATER & SHOWS
Brian Regan Live Comedy Tour
22 The standup star known for his observational, sarcastic and self-deprecating humor takes the Barbara B. Mann stage. $42. bbmannpah.com
27-7/27 The dying days of vaudeville are the backdrop for this classic American musical about Momma Rose—inspired by burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee—and her life as a determined stage mother. Performance by The Naples Players at The Sugden Community Theatre. $40. naplesplayers.org
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
26-8/16 Based on a story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, this first public musical by dream team Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice is almost completely sung. All ages will enjoy the story of betrayal and triumph, showing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. $35-55 per adult, $18 per child. 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com
Midlife Crisis the Musical
Through 6/21 Poke fun at the middle-aged with this amusing yet moving musical at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. $35-55 per adult, $18-22 per child. broadwaypalm.com
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Through 6/1 Inspector Henry Dijon tackles a Cold War mystery I Spy a Murder. $69-75.
Through 9/27 Royal Palm Noir shows the gritty gumshoe genre intersect with Fort Myers high society. $75.
4-11/27 The Allies thwart a spy ring during World War II in Train of Deception. $69. 275-8487. semgulf.com
Off The Hook Comedy Club
1 Top-selling, “rubber-faced” Michael Malone performs. $20 per general admission, $45 per VIP.
5-8 Performance by Robert Kelly, best known as Louis C.K.’s brother Robbie on Louie. $45 per VIP.
12-15 Confrontational America the Punchline star Eddie Ifft takes the stage. $20 per general admission, $45 per VIP.
19-22 CMT’s familiar face Cowboy Bill Martin performs. $20 per general admission, $45 per VIP.
26-29 TV regular and “Brooklyn Buddha” Jimmy DellaValle performs. $20 per general admission, $45 per VIP. 389-6901. offthehookcomedy.com
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
ASA Slow-pitch Softball State Championship
27-29 Head to North Collier Regional Park to see the best adult teams from around the state compete for the top title. 252-4000. asp.tournamentasa.com
Naples Beach Paddle Fest
7-8 The weekend of fun on the Gulf returns for a second year at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. 776-0412. beachbumss.com
Naples Fitness Challenge Triathlon
1 The 28th annual 5K run, 15K bike and quarter-mile swim kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. thefitnesschallengetriathlon.com
Sugden Stride 5K
28 The race has a 7 a.m. start at Sugden Regional Park. $28-35 per person, $21 per student. eliteevents.org
FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE
Dancing Under the Stars
4 Mercato hosts a 30-minute lesson from Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Naples followed by foxtrot and more dancing to a live band playing Great Gatsby-style music. Dancing $5 per person or $10 per couple, dinner and dancing $100 per couple. 227-4405. dancingunderthestarsnaples.com
15 Dads can trade unwanted bottles of aftershave (or mom’s perfume) for free admission, and watch the animals’ reactions to the aromas. No scents to donate? They can still take advantage of an online offer for free admission with the purchase of a child’s ticket.
21 The zoo celebrates World Giraffe Day. 262-5409. napleszoo.com
9 In celebration of World Oceans Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers buy-one-get-one admission. 530-5940. rookerybay.org