Arts + Culture

Things to Do in Southwest Florida in August

BY August 8, 2018



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.


Alliance for the Arts

Through 8/11 The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street presents the Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibit.

17-9/29 Identity: Members Exhibit explores influences our sense of who we are. Free; $5 suggested donation. 939-2787.


Art League of Fort Myers

3-31 Arts of Summer people’s choice show. Free. 275-3970.


East West Fine Art

17-31 Crème Brule and Champagne: Vistas of French Cities and Countryside exhibit, featuring the works of Herve Lenouvel and Laurent Parcelier, at the gallery’s Mercato location. Free. 821-9459.


Fort Myers Art Walk

3-4 The first Friday and Saturday of the month, take a self-guided tour of the galleries in the River district. Free. 337-5050.


Fort Myers Beach Art Association

Through 10/17 Summer 2018 Show. Free. 463-3909.


Marco Island Center for the Arts

6-28 Power It Up—the Art of Energy exhibit. Free. 394-4221.


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.


Naples Art Association

Through 8/3 Camera USA® 2018: National Photography Exhibition.

13-9/19 Your Choice 2018 Exhibition. Free. 262-6517.


Rosen Gallery & Studios

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


Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

3-28 Abstracted group exhibition. Free. 333-1933.


SoCo Cultural District

11 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





Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

5 Musical Moments: Gangsters, Jazz and Flappers. $25. 495-8989.


Evening on Fifth

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


Fort Myers Music Walk

17 Bands, street performers and DJS fill the Fort Myers River District. Free.


Music in the Garden

11-12 Kelly & Mason Duo.

25-26 Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield.

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.


Naples Jazzmasters

4, 11, 18, 25 Concerts at the Norris Center. Free. 263-1113.


The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

17 Ricochet Reunion #2.

18 Cody Johnson. $18 in advance, $23 at the door. 985-9839.


Shell Point Concert Series

16 Trillium Piano Trio. $21. 454-2067.


SummerJazz on the Gulf

18 The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts for the 33rd year its free summer jazz series. The Aug. 18 performance will be by TBone Hamilton’s Big Easy Revue. The Sept. 15 performance will be Pocket Change. Free.






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.


Circus Transformus

25-26 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre hosts a visually stunning, contemporary circus performance incorporating dance, acrobatics, aerial arts and other skilled acts. $50-65. 278-4422.


Improv Tonight!

10 Bonita City Improv performs every month at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 495-8989.


It’s Only a Play

3-26 The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents the Southwest Florida premiere of this parody about a Broadway producer. $28 per adult, $25 per military member or senior, $10 per student. 218-0481.


Murder Mystery Dinner Train

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

Through 9/29 Murder Most Elite.

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


Off The Hook Comedy Club

9-12 Jon Reep, winner of Last Comic Standing. $22-175.

16-19 Doug Thompson, comedy hypnotist. $22-180.

30-9/2 Godfrey. $22-200. 389-6901.


Paw Patrol Live!

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



16-26 See the world premiere play by Greg Lam at Alliance for the Arts, performed by Theatre Conspiracy. The winner of the annual Janet and Bruce Bunch New Play Contest Award follows married couple Rich and Gretchen and explores what would happen to our world if anyone could choose to remix and rewrite their memories and personalities. $26. 939-2787.





Elite Events

25 North Collier Regional Rampage 5K at North Collier Regional Park. Registration $35 in advance, $40 on race day.





Conservancy of Southwest Florida

30-31 Special Admissions Days, featuring free admission for current and retired military with an ID. 262-0304.


Naples Zoo

1-31 First Responders Appreciation Month.

11 Pints for Parrots. 262-5409.


Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center

17 Receive buy-one, get-one admission in celebration of National Honey Bee Day. Regular admission $5 per adult, $3 per child age 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. 530-5940.

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