Arts + Culture


Things to Do in Southwest Florida in August

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.

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

 

Art League of Fort Myers

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

 

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. eastwestfineart.com

 

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. fortmyersartwalk.com

 

Fort Myers Beach Art Association

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

 

Marco Island Center for the Arts

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

 

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

 

Naples Art Association

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

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

 

Rosen Gallery & Studios

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

 

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

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

 

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 socoswfl.com

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

 

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

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

 

Evening on Fifth

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

 

Fort Myers Music Walk

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

 

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. naplesgarden.org

 

Naples Jazzmasters

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

 

The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

17 Ricochet Reunion #2.

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

 

Shell Point Concert Series

16 Trillium Piano Trio. $21. 454-2067. shellpoint.org/concerts

 

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. naplesbeachhotel.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

 

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. broadwaypalm.com

 

Improv Tonight!

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

 

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. laboratorytheaterflorida.com

 

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. semgulf.com

 

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. offthehookcomedy.com

 

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. bbmannpah.com

 

Repossessed

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. artinlee.org

 

 

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

 

Elite Events

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

 

 

FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE

 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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

 

Naples Zoo

1-31 First Responders Appreciation Month.

11 Pints for Parrots. 262-5409. napleszoo.org

 

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. rookerybay.org