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Arts + Culture


Things to Do in July in Southwest Florida

Your guide to summer activities in Naples, Fort Myers and the rest of the Gulfshore.

 

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

 

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Through 8/12 Students from the Brighton Reservation’s charter school, Pemayetv Emahakv, show off their traditional arts and crafts, including beadwork, patchwork, baskets and palmetto dolls. Free. (877) 902-1113. ahtahthiki.com

 

Alliance for the Arts

Through 8/11 The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street presents the Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibit. Opening reception July 6 from 5-8 p.m. Free. 939-2787. artinlee.org

 

Art League of Fort Myers

6-27 Celebrate people’s choice exhibit. Free. 275-3970. artleagueoffortmyers.org

 

Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW

Through 8/18 Jack Kerouac and Ed Ruscha: On the Road exhibit. Free; donations accepted. 489-9313. rauschenberggallery.com

 

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

6-26 Gene Salerino: The American Series—Narrative Paintings featuring works created during America’s 1976 bicentennial, plus Second Nature Exhibition examining whether art imitates life or life imitates art. Free. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org

 

Collier Museum at Government Center

13-9/29 The Lure of Florida Fishing explores one of the largest sports in the world and its place in our backyard. Free. 252-8476. colliermuseums.com

 

Fort Myers Art Walk

6-7 The first Friday and Saturday of the month, take a self-guided tour of the galleries in the River district. Free. 337-5050. fortmyersartwalk.com

 

Fort Myers Beach Art Association

Through 10/1 Summer 2018 Show. Free. 463-3909. fortmyersbeachart.com

 

Marco Island Center for the Arts

2-31 Big Bold Beautiful exhibit. Free. 394-4221. marcoislandart.org

 

Marco Island Historical Museum

Through 10/4 The interactive I Remember Marco exhibit invites people to share stories, thoughts and recollections about the island and its history. Free. 642-1440. colliermuseums.com

 

Marianne Friedland Gallery

Through 8/31 Summer Selections will feature a rotating exhibition of major American artists Wolf Kahn, Milton Avery, Esteban Vicente, Hans Hofmann, Jules Olitski, Al Held, Sam Francis, Jennifer Bartlett, Roy Lichtenstein, Janet Fish, Richard Haas, Jeanette Sloan and Jim Dine. Free. 262-3484. mariannefriedlandglry.com

 

Museum of the Everglades

Through 8/3 Everglades City—Our Home serves as a visual testament to perseverance of imagination in the face of adversity, such as Hurricane Irma. Free. 695-0008. colliermuseums.com

 

Naples Art Association

Through 8/3 Camera USA® 2018: National Photography Exhibition. Free. 262-6517. naplesart.org

 

Naples Depot Museum

5-9/28 Mysteries of Nature—Artwork by Lois Selfon illustrates Selfon’s broad vision of nature’s real and abstract possibilities, from the smallest flower petal to sublime mountains. Free. 262-6525. colliermuseums.com

 

Rosen Gallery & Studios

Through 11/5 Group Show: Resident Artists. Free. 821-1061. rosen.gallery

 

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

6-24 The group exhibition There’s Something in the Water features the works of Mila Bridger, Arturo Samaniego and world-renowned underwater photographer Bob Halstead. Free. 333-1933. sbdac.com

 

SoCo Cultural District

14 The SoCo Second Saturday event brings together the talent of the Fort Myers art district and their patrons for a monthly culture crawl. Free. 590-8645 socoswfl.com

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

 

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

1 Musical Moments: Red, White and Blue. $25. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org

 

Evening on Fifth

12 An array of live musical performances line the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue South. Free. 692-8436, fifthavenuesouth.com

 

Fort Myers Music Walk

20 Bands, street performers and DJS fill the Fort Myers River District. Free. fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

 

Marco Island Center for the Arts

18 Brennan Yetter Jazz Trio. $25-30. 394-4221. marcoislandart.org

 

Music in the Garden

7-8 The Woodwork.

28-29 Kelly & Mason Duo.

Performances at Naples Botanical Garden. Regular garden admission $14.95 per adult, $9.95 per child age 4 to 14 and free for children under 4. 643-7275. naplesgarden.org

 

Naples Jazzmasters

7, 14, 21, 28 Concerts at the Norris Center. Free. 263-1113. naplesjazzsociety.com

 

The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

20 Ben Allen Band. $5. 985-9839. theranchfortmyers.com

 

Shell Point Concert Series

19 Back in Time: A Musical Retrospective of a Century Ago—featuring the Wild Coffee Duo. $21. 454-2067. shellpoint.org/concerts

 

SummerJazz on the Gulf

14 The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts for the 33rd year its free summer jazz series. The July 14 performance will be by Late Night Brass. Subsequent performances will be on Aug. 18 (TBone Hamilton’s Big Easy Revue) and Sep. 15 (Pocket Change). Free. naplesbeachhotel.com

 

Third Thursday on Third

19 Catch live music and family-friendly fun in Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. thirdstreetsouth.com

 

 

THEATER & SHOWS

 

Annie

Through 8/11 Everyone’s favorite orphan hits the stage at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in her self-titled musical. $45-70 per adult, $26-30 per child. 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com

 

Chicago

Through 7/29 The Naples Players present their take on the longest-running musical in Broadway history. 263-7990. naplesplayers.org

 

Cirque du Soleil presents Crystal

12-15 Cirque du Soleil takes the ice for the first time, stopping at Germain Arena. $48-133. 948-7825. germainarena.com

 

The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show Starring Belinda Davids

15 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW presents a stop on the acclaimed Australian musical production’s first U.S. tour. $35-55. 481-4849. bbmannpah.com

 

Improv Tonight!

7 Bonita City Improv performs the first Saturday of every month at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Through 9/2 “No, Mrs. Jones. I Expect You to Die.”

6-9/29 Murder Most Elite.

Performances at Colonial Station. $80-85. 275-8487. semgulf.com

 

Off The Hook Comedy Club

5-8 Bob Zany. $22-175.

12-14 Sinbad. $30-225.

19-22 Ian Bagg. $22-175.

389-6901. offthehookcomedy.com

 

Paw Patrol Live!

31-8/1 Take the kids to The Great Pirate Adventure at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW. $22-53-481-4849. bbmannpah.com

 

The Savannah Sipping Society

Through 7/22 Off Broadway Palm Theatre brings back the fan favorite about four Southern women after its sold-out run last season. $39-59. 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com

 

 

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

 

Elite Events

28 Eagle Lakes 5K at Eagle Lakes Community Park. eliteevents.org

 

 

PBR Pro Touring Division

27 Germain Arena hosts professional bull riding. $15-77. 948-7825. germainarena.com

 

 

FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE

 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

2-3 Special Admissions Days, featuring free admission for current and retired military with an ID. 262-0304. conservancy.org

 

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

30 Happy Birthday Henry Ford. 334-7419. edisonfordwinterestates.org

 

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center

5 Receive buy-one, get-one admission in celebration of Clean Beaches Week. Regular admission $5 per adult, $3 per child age 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. 530-5940. rookerybay.org