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October 2012 Calendar

Petal to the metal: Flowers by Andy Warhol is just one of the prints on display for Pop Art with Andy Warhol, opening this month at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs.Galleries

Alliance for the Arts. Fall for the Arts Family Festival, a free event showcasing local artists, musicians, performers, cultural organizations and youth programs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 20. 939-2787.

Art League of Fort Myers. Color & Form, a judged show. Opening reception from 6–10 p.m. on Oct. 5. 275-3970.
Art of the Olympians. 21, an artistic perspective of 21 international Olympians. Show runs through Oct. 30. 332-5055.

BIG Arts Center. World of Fashion (juried by Veron Ennis) and Faces of Anne Frank, paintings by Myra Roberts, opening Oct. 15 and running through Dec. 1. 395-0900.
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Pop Art with Andy Warhol, opening reception 6–10 p.m. Oct. 5, running through Jan. 5. 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 Oct. 5. fortmyersartwalk.com.

Howl Gallery. Derek Hess Solo Exhibition, on display through Oct. 29; opening reception from 6–10 p.m. on Oct. 5. 332-0161.

Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Hear the Artist, international photographer Martin Schoeller, 10 a.m. Oct. 23; Martin Schoeller: Close Up, running through Dec. 9. 597-1900.
The von Liebig Art Center. The Fifth Annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows, runs through Oct. 5; NAA Member’s Gallery juried exhibition, Oct. 20 through Nov. 24. 262-6517.


Live music

Battle of the Boros IV Doo-Wop/Oldies Show. Featuring the music of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Jay Siegel & The Tokens, Dave Somerville of The Diamonds, Shirley Alston Reeves of the Shirelles, Rocky & The Rollers, and Spanky and Dino, 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849.

Britt Nicole. Christian pop artist Britt Nicole performs as part of WAY-FM’s 25th anniversary concert series at Germain Arena, 7 p.m. on Oct. 14. germainarena.com.

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 Oct. 19. fortmyersmusicwalk.com.

Mercato Nights Music Series. Enjoy live music by Mixed Culture, a seven-piece roots reggae ensemble from Hollywood, 6–9 p.m. on Oct. 4. mercatoshops.com.
Naples Concert Band. Performance at 2 p.m., Oct. 21 at Cambier Park. 263-9521.
Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Beautiful Brass, 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 9; Going for Baroque!, 3 p.m. on Oct. 21; free concert in Cambier Park, 7 p.m. on Oct. 25; Halloween Spooktacular, 8 p.m. on Oct. 27. 597-1900.

Thursdays on Third. The courtyards and plazas of Third Street South come alive with the sounds love live jazz, rock or folk from 6:30–9:30 p.m. on Oct. 18. thirdstreetsouth.com


Theater & Shows

9 to 5 the Musical. Based on the movie starring Dolly Parton, this hilarious musical tells the story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era, runs Oct. 11 through Nov. 17 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

Art. It means something different to everyone—it’s enough to make politics and religion seem like decent conversation options, runs Oct. 20 through Nov. 18, at Gulfshore Playhouse. 261-7529.

God of Carnage. Parents tend to be nothing but trouble when it comes to defending their kids, runs Oct. 20 through Nov. 18, at Gulfshore Playhouse. 261-7529.

Lend Me a Tenor. A double-dose of tranquilizers is enough to put an opera star out of commission just long enough to ruin opening night, Oct. 23 through Nov. 17 at Florida Rep. 332-4488.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses. A wickedly funny reflection on jealousy, opulence and the cost of passion in 18th century Paris, runs Oct. 24 through Nov. 17 at the Naples Players’ Tobye Studio Theatre. 263-7990.

The Rat Pack Lounge. Frank, Sammy and Dean might be up in Heaven, but they have some unfinished business to take care of back on earth, runs through Oct. 6 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.

Shout! The Mod Musical. Yeah, baby! This musical celebrates the fun, the fashions and the freedom that helped England swing in the ’60s, runs Oct. 3 to 27 at the Naples Players’ Blackburn Hall. 263-7990.

The Tower of Magic. Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her new engagement. Winner of Theatre Conspiracy’s 14th annual new play contest, runs Oct. 12, 13, 18-21, 25-27 at Theatre Conspiracy at Lee County Alliance for the Arts. 936-3239.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Ride the rails and see a mystery solved before your eyes, showing this month are Haunted By Death, through Nov. 22; and Speak Easy of Murder, to Nov. 17. 275-8487.

Off the Hook Comedy Club. Capt. Brien’s Seafood & Raw Bar hosts a variety of comedians throughout the month: Otto and George, Oct. 11, 13-14; Rich Vios, Oct. 25-28. 389-6900.


Festivals, Fairs & More

Boo at the Zoo. Ghosts and goblins take over the zoo with fun costume contests and other ghoulish delights, Oct. 20, at the Naples Zoo. 262-5409.
Estates Clothesline Quilt Show. The Southwest Florida Quilter’s Guild will be airing quilts on clotheslines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. 334-7419.

Haunted Walk. There be spooky things a foot during the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium’s Haunted Walk, 7–10 p.m. Oct. 19-31. 275-3435.

Marilyn’s. Improve your look with wardrobe and accessorizing tips from Marilyn Hellman, owner of Marilyn’s European Shoes & Accessories in downtown Naples, Hats for Fashion, at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17. 206-4460.

Marissa Collections. Hatmosphere 2012, Oct. 18-20; Oscar de la Renta Resort trunk show, Oct. 18-19. 800-581-6641.

Palm Cottage. Tours from 1–4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Garden Tours of The Norris Gardens, Oct. 4 and 18. 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.

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Lunch and Learn Lecture, noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 3; World Animal Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4; Amazing Adventures, 5:30-8 p.m., Oct. 12. 417-6310.

Third Street South Farmers Market. The freshest produce, flowers, soaps, etc., from 7:30- 11:30 a.m. Saturdays on Third Street South in Naples. 434-6533.


Sports & Outdoors

“Ding” Darling Days. Celebrate the birthday of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s namesake, the conservationist and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, Oct. 12-20. 472-1100.

Florida Everblades. The 2012 Kelly Cup champions look to defend their title as the season begins against the Orlando Solar Bears on Oct. 12. Games continue Oct. 13, 19, 24, 26 and 27 at Germain Arena. germainarena.com.

Gulf to Gulf 80 Mile Relay. A relay race consisting of 30 six-person teams. Begins at 6 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Cambier Park. gulftogulf80.com.


All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted.

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


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