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June 2012 Calendar

Extra, Extra: Byron Browne’s Still Life with Newspaper is on display at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, which closes for the season at the end of the month.GALLERIES

Alliance for the Arts. 26th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition is on display through Aug. 4; reception is at 5 p.m. on June 1; gallery walk and talk is at 10 a.m. on June 2. 939-2787.

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 June 1. fortmyersartwalk.com.

Howl Gallery. Andy Howl Solo Exhibition, on display through June 29; reception from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 1. 332-0161.

Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. On display this month is Juan Genovés’ A Retrospective and The Mouse House, featuring works from the Olga Hirshhorn collection. 597-1900.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. It’s Raining Art!, a juried art exhibition with a theme of rain, umbrellas and apropos songs by The Weather Girls, runs through June. 333-1933.

The Von Liebig Art Center. Camera USA: National Photography Award 2012, featuring 50 recent photographs taken within the United States from the Naples Art Association’s national photography competition, runs June 4 through Aug. 10. 262-6517.



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 June 15. fortmyersmusicwalk.com.

Gang of Outlaws. ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson bring an eclectic evening of music to Germain Arena on June 15 at 7 p.m. 948-7825.

Gulfcoast Symphony. Happy Birthday America Youth Concert featuring a petting zoo and birthday party with cake and favors. Party begins in the lobby of the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, while the concert begins at 2 p.m. on June 24. 481-4849.

Jazzin’ It Up. Trumpeter Dan Miller (formerly with Harry Connick Jr., Maynard Ferguson and Wynton Marsalis) and tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto (Saturday Night Live Band 1975-2005) perform with some of the finest jazz musicians in Florida at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, June 14 at 6 p.m. 333-1933.

Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra. The Music of Count Basie is performed featuring tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on June 7 at Daniels Pavilion at The Phil. 597-1900.

Organ Festival. The finest organists of Southwest Florida come together to perform a variety of great music on The Phil’s magnificent 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at 3 p.m. on June 10 in Hayes Hall. 597-1900.

SummerJazz on the Gulf. Enjoy jazz, a Florida sunset and drinks as the annual concert series kicks off on the Watkins Lawn of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club at 7 p.m on June 16. 261-2222.

Thursdays on Third. The courtyards and plazas of Third Street South come alive with the sounds of live jazz, rock or folk from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. thirdstreetsouth.com.



Cinderella. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s magical story of a Fairy Godmother, a pumpkin carriage and a pair of glass slippers will enchant audiences now through June 23 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

Grease. It’s the word. Travel back in time to Rydell High in the ’50s with such it songs as Summer Nights, We Go Together and Beauty School Dropout. The show begins June 28 and continues through Aug. 18 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Ride the rails and see a mystery solved before your eyes. Showing this month are Deadly Doubles, to Aug. 5; and Dice, Deeds & Death, to Sept. 1. 275-8487.

Off the Hook Comedy Club. Capt. Brien’s Seafood & Raw Bar hosts a variety of comedians throughout the month: Carlos Mencia, June 1-2; and Christina Pazsitzky, June 7-10. 389-6900.


Farm Fresh: Grab produce at Centennial Park on Thursdays.FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE

Marilyn’s. Improve your look with wardrobe and accessorizing tips from Marilyn Hellman, owner of Marilyn’s European Shoes & Accessories in downtown Naples, at 11 a.m. on June 13. 206-4460.

Palm Cottage. Tours from 1–4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays; Walking Tours of Naples Historic District at 9 a.m. on June 6; Guided Garden Tours of the Norris Gardens at 10 a.m. on June 7 and June 21. 261-8164.

River District Farmers’ Market. This lively green market offers a variety of local produce, seafood, baked goods, cheeses and plants every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Centennial Park parking lot. 321-7100.



3V3 Live Soccer Tour Florida Regionals. This tournament, at North Collier Regional Park qualifies teams to participate in the 3V3 Live World Championships at Walt Disney World. Games start at 9 a.m. on both June 30 and July 1. athletesinparadise.com.

Caloosa Catch & Release. The annual fishing tournament returns to Captiva where it all began. Trophies, cash and good times are up for grabs, June 21-23. 671-9347.

Naples Fitness Challenge Triathlon. Starts at 7:30 a.m. on June 3 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. 434-9786.

Rookery Bay. Two-hour guided kayak tours of Rookery Bay, Hall Bay and mangrove tunnels take place on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. 417-6310.



Uncommon Evening Gala. A celebration the Uncommon Friends Foundation at 6 p.m. on June 7 at Harborside Event Center. 337-9503.


All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted.

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


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