MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Alliance for the Arts. Refuse Repurposed, a juried competition, is on display through Nov. 9. Alicia Schmidt showcases her exhibit from Nov. 21 to Dec. 31. 939-2787.
Art of the Olympians. During Legends: Beamon and Babka, view track and field Olympic legends Bob Beamon’s graphic designs and Rink Babka’s acrylic paintings in the Olympian Art Gallery Nov. 4 to Jan. 28. 332-5055.
BIG Arts Center. Biennial Sculpture Exhibit shows the latest sculptures by local artists through Nov. 29. 395-0900.
Big Cypress Gallery. Clyde Butcher displays his newest exhibit, Kissimmee River: The Northern Everglades, to Jan. 8. 695-2428.
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. The Exquisite Corpse showcases 11 internationally renowned glass sculptors, and Robotic Portraiture features work of hybrid imagery merging human and high-tech components; both shows run to Nov. 26. 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 Nov.4. fortmyersartwalk.com.
Howl Gallery. Miami pop artist N! Satterfield displays work from Nov. 4–28; reception at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4. 332-0161.
Marco Island’s Center for the Arts. Salute to Veterans: America at War exhibits patriotic art and memorabilia from Nov. 7–30; reception at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. 394-4221.
Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. On display all this month: Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Natural History by Steve Tobin, Leaders in American Modernism, Modern Mexican Masters and the annual Student Photography Exhibit. 597-1900.
The von Liebig Art Center. The 49th Founders Juried Arts Exhibition will be featured through Dec. 3. 262-6517.
All That Jazz. The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs with vocalist Dennis Rowland at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Philharmonic Center of the Arts. 597-1900.
Audra McDonald. The Phil opens its season with Broadway superstar McDonald performing classic songs and show tunes with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; hors d’oeuvres and wine reception begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5. 597-1900.
Benise. The prince of the Spanish guitar presents a music and dance extravaganza that has been dubbed the Latin Riverdance at 8 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Bonita Springs Concert Band. Enjoy the first concert of the season at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Riverside Park.
Casting Crowns. On its Come to the Well tour, the Grammy Award-winning group performs at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.
A Classics Celebration. The Naples Music Club performs at 3 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Naples. 593-0346.
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 Nov. 19. fortmyersmusicwalk.com.
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. A performance at the Taste of the Arts festival is Nov. 13 and at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Beach United Methodist Church. mastersingersfm.com.
Goo Goo Dolls. The group performs at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.
Huey Lewis and the News. Get ready for an evening with one of your favorite ’80s and ’90s rock ‘n’ roll bands playing at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Kansas. The band behind Dust in the Wind and Carry On My Wayward Son makes its Naples debut at 8 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Livingston Taylor. The man behind numerous hits, such as I Will Be in Love with You and I’ll Come Running, returns to the BIG Arts Center for a Thanksgiving weekend performance beginning at 8 p.m. on Nov. 26. 472-6862.
Magnificent Mozart. Pianist Soyeon Lee and the NPO give three performances of the first concert in the classic series at 8 p.m. on Nov. 17–19 at the Phil. 597-1900.
The Major/Minor Concert. The Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays alongside the NPO at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Phil. 597-1900.
The Music of Queen. Performing with the NPO, guest conductor Brent Havens plays a tribute show at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Phil. 597-1900.
A Smooth Jazz Christmas. Saxophonist Dave Koz brings together Rick Braun on trumpet, Candy Dulfer on alto sax and Jonathan Butler on guitar at 8 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Southwest Florida Symphony. The 51st concert season opens with three masterpieces from 19th century Romantic composers Liszt, Schumann and Brahms at 8 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Mann Hall and at 7:30 on Nov. 7 the Village Church at Shell Point. The symphony performs The Great American Songbook at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Mann Hall. 418-1500.
THEATER & SHOWS
Chapter Two. The Marco Players present a comedy by Neil Simon about George Schneider, a widow whose brother continues to set up unwanted dates, Nov. 2–20 at the Marco Players Theatre. 642-7270.
A Christmas Survival Guide. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents a play about the essence of Christmas as characters learn to cope with the season through songs and comedic reflection, on stage Nov. 10 to Dec. 25. 278-4422.
A Couple of Blaguards.BIG Arts’ Herb Strauss Theater presents an autobiographical comedy about two Irish brothers and their escape to America for a better life, onstage Nov. 15–26. 472-6862.
Dress Rehearsal for Murder. The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Youth Theater performs Nov. 4-5 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989.
Handle with Care. Gulfshore Playhouse performs the story of Ayelet, an Israeli girl whose grandmother drags her on a trip to America in search of a dream, onstage through Nov. 20 at the Norris Center. (866) 811-4111.
The Interview. An insurance investigator pressures an old tailor to reveal information about his financial resources in this dramatic play, presented by the Laboratory Theater of Florida at 8 p.m. from Nov. 4–12 at Kiwanis Hall. 218-0481.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the stage adaptation of this holiday tale from Nov. 24 to Dec. 25. 278-4422.
It’s a Wonderful Life. The holiday classic is presented by the Florida Repertory Theatre from Nov. 29 to Dec. 18 at the Arcade Theatre. 332-4488.
Larry the Cable Guy. Armed with his signature catchphrase, “Git ’er done,” Larry performs at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.
Later Life. The Naples Players present a story of love given a second chance through Nov. 19 at Tobye Theatre. 263-7990.
Madame Butterfly. The Sarasota Opera and the NPO perform Puccini’s heart-wrenching story of love, honor and betrayal at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Ride the rails as you enjoy a Thanksgiving feast and enjoy a show on Nov. 24. The train troupe also presents a light-hearted murder mystery for the holiday season, It Came Upon A Midnight Fear, beginning Nov. 27. 275-8487.
The Nutcracker. Waltz with the snowflakes and march with soldiers as you watch the Miami City Ballet perform Nov. 26–27 at the Phil. 597-1900.
Sesame Street Live. Check out Elmo and the crew Nov. 25–27 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.
Show Boat. Opera Naples and TheatreZone join forces to produce this 1927 classic musical; performing Nov. 5–6 at Naples High School Auditorium. 963-9050.
Shrek the Musical. Fans of the movie series can enjoy this fairy-tale misfit musical production running Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.
Sugar. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents a musical comedy about two men who, after witnessing the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, disguise themselves as women and join an all-female band to escape the mob, onstage through Nov. 19. 278-4422.
Rumors. The Florida Rep presents Neil Simon’s comedy about four posh, New York couples who arrive at a dinner party only to discover their host dead and hostess missing, onstage through Nov. 19 at the Arcade Theatre. 332-4488.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The Laboratory Theater of Florida performs the classic play on Sanibel through Nov. 5 at the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. 472-6862.
FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE
’50s Sock Hop with Night Train. Bop and swing back to the ’50s on Nov. 10 at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. The party starts at 7 p.m. at the Promenade with music by Night Train and prizes for best dressed. 495-8989.
Festival of Trees. The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County hosts its premier festival Nov. 25 to Dec. 11 at The Village on Venetian Bay. 325-1765.
The Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival. The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents full-length Shakespearean plays, workshops, short pieces and games for kids from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Alliance for the Arts. 218-0481.
The International Sand Sculpting Competition. Sand artists from around the world descend on Fort Myers Beach for the Super Bowl of sand sculpting from Nov. 17–27. 271-0865.
Marissa Collections. Stop by the store on Third Street South for a Brunello Cucinelli spring trunk show, Nov. 3–5; Michael Kors spring trunk show, Nov. 10–12; Irene Neuwirth jewelry trunk show with WoJu, Nov. 15–16; Giambattista Valli spring trunk show, Nov.17–19; K. Burnini jewelry trunk show, Nov. 21; and Boaz Kashi jewelry trunk show, Nov. 25–26. 263-4333.
Taste of the Arts. The Alliance for the Arts, ArtFest Fort Myers, Florida Repertory Theatre, Gulf Coast Symphony, Gulfshore Ballet, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and the Southwest Florida Symphony come together to showcase their upcoming seasons with performances, art exhibits, food and wine, from 4–7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Alliance for the Arts. 332-4488.
Taste of the Islands Festival. Celebrate island living from noon to 5 p.m. on Nov. 23 at Sanibel Community Park by sampling local cuisine and enjoy live music. 472-3644, ext. 227.
USO Show. In remembrance of Naples’ role as an Army Air Corps training base in World War II, enjoy the big band sounds of the 1940s on Nov. 11 at the Naples Depot. The day begins at 10 a.m. with Veterans Memorial Service in Cambier Park, followed by the USO show from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.; don’t forget your chairs and blankets. 262-6525.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. Enjoy a weekend of racing, movies and water instruction at the sixth annual festival held Nov. 3–6 on the Sanibel Causeway. canoekayak.com.
Gobble Gobble Four-Miler. What better way to celebrate all you’re thankful for than a four-mile run? The run starts at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 24 at Venetian Village in Naples.
Naples Cup Regatta. If you get a thrill slicing through the waves, hoist your sail for the Naples Community Sailing Center’s annual race Nov. 12–13. 403-1793.
The Paradise Shootout. A boys’ lacrosse fall recruiting tournament held Nov. 4–6 at North Collier Regional Park. paradiseshootout.com.
Sunset & Suds 5K. This evening run starts at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at DaRuMa Steakhouse; it ends on the beach where a party complete with beer and steel-drum entertainment awaits racers’ arrivals. naplesnorthrotary.com.
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