Arts + Culture


Things to Do in September in Southwest Florida

 

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

 

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Through 10/7 Learn more about crafters, past and present, and the beautiful works they create in the Museum Village. Free. (877) 902-1113. ahtahthiki.com

 

Alliance for the Arts

Through 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

7-28 Changing Seasons people’s choice show. Free. 275-3970. artleagueoffortmyers.org

 

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

1-10/20 Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art features 35 transformed hubcaps that inspire viewers to reflect on the role of consumption in American culture; to understand artists not only as creators but also as creative problem solvers; and to stimulate thinking about inventive ways to re-use and recycle. Free. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org

 

Collier Museum at Government Center

Through 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

 

East West Fine Art

14-28 The If Birds Could Talk exhibit features the works of Oleg Kalaytanov, Irina Alexandria and Bobby Goldsboro at the gallery’s Mercato location. Free. 821-9459. eastwestfineart.com

 

Fort Myers Art Walk

7-8 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

 

Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples

Through 10/31 Student Photography Exhibition features the works of Collier County high school students of the selective annual Schrenk photography program.

Through 1/31/19 Intermission: Art and Music from the Permanent Collection draws on The Baker Museum’s deep connection with music in visual art.

Through 6/31/19 The Four Seasons: The Monumental Sculpture of Philip Haas showcases the work of the internationally renowned contemporary American artist and filmmaker. Free. 597-1900. artisnaples.org

 

Marco Island Center for the Arts

4-25 Color, Texture, Form 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

 

Museum of the Everglades

Through 11/2 Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades explores the interaction between man and art through a series of photographs captured mainly at night. Free. 695-0008. colliermuseums.com

 

Naples Art Association

Through 9/19 Your Choice 2018 exhibition. Free. 262-6517. naplesart.org

 

Naples Depot Museum

Through 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

 

SoCo Cultural District

8 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

 

Alliance for the Arts

16 Bluegrass concert, presented in partnership with the Acoustic Music Society of SWFL, featuring a fusion of American country music; Irish, Scottish and English ballads and traditional dance music; and jazz influence. $15. 939-2787. artinlee.org

 

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

2 Musical Moments: The Russians Are Coming. $25. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org

 

Evening on Fifth

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

 

Fort Myers Music Walk

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

 

Mercato

6 Classic rock band Rockin’ Horse performs. Free. 254-1080. mercatoshops.com

 

Naples Jazzmasters

1, 8, 15, 22 Concerts at the Norris Center. Free. 263-1113. naplesjazzsociety.com

 

The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

8 Ricochet Reunion #2. 985-9839. theranchfortmyers.com

 

Southwest Florida Event Center

28 Rickie Lee Jones and Anders Osborne. $40-70. 245-9910. swfleventcenter.com

 

SummerJazz on the Gulf

15 The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts for the 33rd year its free summer jazz series. The summer’s final performance is by Pocket Change. Free. naplesbeachhotel.com

 

Third Thursday on Third

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

 

THEATER & SHOWS

 

Anna in the Tropics

14-30 The themes of Anna Karenina play out in the lives of Cuban-American families in 1929 Ybor City, Florida, in this production by The Laboratory Theater of Florida. $28 per adult, $25 per military member or senior, $10 per student. 218-0481. laboratorytheaterflorida.com

 

Becoming Doctor Ruth

18-10/21 Florida Repertory Theatre presents this heartfelt, hilarious and triumphant one-woman tour de force about the girl who became Dr. Ruth. $25-55. 332-4488. floridarep.org

 

Don’t Dress for Dinner

27-11/10 Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents this side-splitter about a love “square.” $39-59. 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com

 

Let’s Go to the Movies

Through 9/29 Victor Legarreta and his cast sing and dance their way through movie history at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. $45-70 per adult, $26-30 per child. 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Train

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

Through 9/29 Murder Most Elite.

5-11/22 Kilroy Never Showed!

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

 

Murderers

27-10/7 Performed by Theatre Conspiracy at Alliance for the Arts, the quirky whodunit about three secret murderers takes place at Florida’s fictional Riddle Key Retirement Center. $26. 939-2787. artinlee.org/theatre

 

Off The Hook Comedy Club

Through 9/2 Godfrey. $22-200.

7-9 Preacher Lawson. $25-225.

12 Evidential Medium Cindy Kaza. $20-35.

20-23 Bob Marley. $22-175. 389-6901. offthehookcomedy.com

 

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

 

Gulf Coast Runners

3 Labor Day John Clay 5K at Lowdermilk Park. Registration $25-35 per adult, $12-15 per student. eliteevents.org

 

FESTIVALS, FAIRS & MORE

 

16th Annual Tapa Hop

20 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber hosts its yearly pub crawl featuring trolley transportation to six area restaurants. 454-7500. fortmyersbeach.org

 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

1, 6-8 Special Admissions Days, featuring free admission for current and retired military with an ID. 262-0304. conservancy.org

 

Movie on the Lawn

18 Wonder plays at Mercato. Free. 254-1080. mercatoshops.com

 

The Village Shops on Venetian Bay

Through 9/3 Labor Day Sidewalk Sale. Free. venetianvillage.com