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February 2017 Calendar of Events

Arts & Theatre

Alliance for the Arts 
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 939-2787

– February 3 – 25: Lynn Davison exhibit.  Opening Reception on February 10 from 5 – 7 pm.  Exhibit on display until February 25.

– February 11: 10 am Gallery Walk & Talk for the Lynn Davison Exhibit.

– February 18: 11 am – 6 pm BanglaFest!

– February 18: 8 pm Diva Comedy Night with Pam Bruno, Trish Keating and Mariannette.

– February 26: 2 pm Bluegrass in the Theatre featuring Pete & Sylvia, Bluegrass Central Band, and Captain Joe & the Bottom Feeders.

Arts for ACT Gallery
2265 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 337-5050

– February 3: 6 – 10 pm Opening Reception featuring the work of Peter Zell and Yvonne Krystman.  Exhibit on display until February 27.

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FWS Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 481-4849

– February 1: 7:30 pm VOCALOSITY: The Aca-Perfect Musical Experience!

– February 7 – 12: 7:30 pm CHICAGO Live!

– February 13 & 17: 8 pm Joe Bonamassa LIVE!

– February 22: 7:30 pm Masters of Illusion.

– February 23: 8 pm Kansas LIVE!

– February 24: 8 pm Tony Bennett LIVE!

– February 26: 7 pm Jackie Evancho LIVE!

– February 27: 7:30 pm Moscow Festival Ballet.

Broadway Palm Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 278-4422

– February 1 – February 11: Phantom, from the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit who wrote Titanic, Grand Hotel and Nine comes Phantom in an epic and passionate tale of murder, intrigue and romance!

– February 16 – April 1: Anything Goes is a Tony Award-winning revival which takes a fun filled trip aboard the SS American and is packed with Cole Porter classics, lively tap dancing and a boatload of laughs!

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
(239) 495-8989

– February 3: 8 pm Rhonda Ross LIVE at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 4: 4 pm Improv Café-Youth Improv at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 4: 8 pm Improv Tonight at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 5: 3 pm Meet The Composer Classical Music Series Women Composers, Working in the Shadows at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 9: 8 pm Dana Louise & Glorious Birds at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 11 & 12: 10 am Bonita Springs National Art Festival at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, FL.

– February 17: 8 pm BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 19: 8 pm Stage It! 10-Minute Play Competition Performances at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 21: 7 pm Celebration of Poetry at the Center for the Visual Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 24: 8 pm Broadway’s Next Hit Musical at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– February 25: 8 pm Velvet Caravan at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 334-7419

– February 4: 10 am Annual Antique Car Show.

– February 10 & 11: 10 am Edison’s Birthday Celebration.

– February 10: 6 pm Music in the Moonlight Big Band Dance Party.

– February 11: 9:30 am Landscape Painting Class with Marie Dyer.

– February 11 & 12: 10 am Edison Garden Festival.

FGCU Main Gallery
10501 FGCU Boulevard, S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
(239) 590-1000

– February 1 – February 9: Changed Surfaces: Work from Students in Fall 2016 Painting Workshop.

– February 1 – March 2: Matthew Shlian: Telemetry Crossroads of Art & Science Exhibit. 

Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, FL 34112
(239)  643-7275

– February 1 – April 23: Origami in the Garden.

– February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 & 28: 10 am Tai Chi in the Garden.

– February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26: 10:30 & 1:30 pm W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden.

– February 4: 11 am Spotlight Artist of the Month in the Garden featuring Jane and Chuck Berger.

– February 5, 12, 19 & 26: 10 am Yoga in the Garden.

– February 12: 2 pm Jazz in the Garden.

– February 17 & 18: 9 am Naples Ikebana International #160 Show.

– February 28: 5:30 pm Classical Pianist in the Garden.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 333-1933

– February 3 – 21: 5 pm Ageless Creativity: The Artists of Shell Point.  Exhibit on display until February 21.

– February 6: 6:30 pm TGIM Indie Movie Mondays.

– February 9: 8 pm Ehnes Quartet.

– February 11: 7:30 pm Mersey Beatles: Get Back Tour.

– February 17: 8 pm Art & Poetry Networking Event.

– February 21: 5 pm Art Talk Tuesday Ageless Creativity: The Artists of Shell Point.

– February 24: 8 pm Late Night with Leonard Bernstein.

Theatre Conspiracy
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 936-3239

– February 1 – February 4: 8 pm 33 Variations by Moises Kauffmann.  You don’t have to know Beethoven from Bach to find yourself thoroughly absorbed by the theatricality with which Kaufman has tied a historic event—the legendary mystery surrounding one of Beethoven’s compositions—to a drama about a fatally ill Beethoven scholar, her relationship with her daughter and the daughter’s burgeoning romance.

Book Signings

Alliance for the Arts 
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 939-2787

– February 21: 6:30 pm Member Gallery Book Club: Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War by Mary Sperling McAuliffe.  In Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in full flower at the turn of the twentieth century, where creative dynamos such as Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on fire with a barrage of revolutionary visions and discoveries. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this remarkable era from 1900 through World War I to vibrant life.

Barnes and Noble 
13751 Tamiami Trail 
Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 437-0654

– February 13: 7 pm Book signing with Clownfish Blues author Tim Dorsey.

Barnes and Noble 
5377 Tamiami Trail 
Naples, FL 34108 
(239) 598-5200

– February 9: 7 pm Book signing with Scythe author Neal Shusterman.

– February 12: 6 pm Book signing with Clownfish Blues author Tim Dorsey.

MacIntosh Books
2330 Palm Ridge Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
(239) 472-1447

– February 13: 1:30 pm Book signing with Clownfish Blues author Tim Dorsey.

– February 16: 12 pm Book signing with An Honorable War: The Spanish-American War Begins author Robert Macomber.

– February 24: 12 pm Book signing with Accidental P.I. author David Watts.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 333-1933

– February 13: 12 pm Famous Author Lecture Series with international bestselling author Anthony Franze.

Food & Night Life

Bert’s Bar and Grill
4271 Pine Island Rd NW
Matlacha, FL 33993-9776
(239) 282-3232

– Casual waterfront dining with a Million Dollar View of Matlacha Pass! Boaters welcome for dockside dining.

– LIVE music, fresh Gulf seafood, wine, beer and appetizers!

– For more information visit www.bertsbar.com.

Blu Sushi
13451 McGregor Boulevard # 23
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 489-1500

– Mondays: 4 – 6:30 pm Hook Up Happy Hour & HosBLUtality Night with 25% off the entire menu from 7 pm – Close.

– Tuesdays: 4 – 6:30 pm Hook Up Happy Hour & Extended Hook Up Happy Hour until 9 pm.

– Wednesdays: 4 – 6:30 pm Hook Up Happy Hour.

– Thursdays: 4 – 6:30 pm Hook Up Happy Hour & Ladies Night Drinking Free from 9 pm – Close.

– Fridays: 4 – 6:30 pm Hook Up Happy Hour & Sake2Me Fridays from 10 pm – Close.  $3 Sake Bombs, $5 Saketinis.

– Saturdays: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm Hook Up Happy Hour, Sake2Me Saturdays All Day with 20% off all Sake bottles.

– Sundays: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm Hook Up Happy Hour, Endless Mimosas until 3 pm & College Night with 25% off the entire dinner menu from 7 pm – Close.  Must show College ID.

Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery
927 E. Cape Coral Pwky.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 471-0534

– Tuesday: 7 – 11 pm B & W Pressed Burger + 6 Wings + Truffle Fries $12.

– Wednesday: 7 – 11 pm BOGO-Truffle Wings (20 wings) $18.

– Thursday: 7 – 11 pm 2 Pressed Burgers + Volcano Spring Roll + Truffle Fries $18.

– Sunday: 3 pm – 5 pm 2 Brews and the Disgusting Burger Du Jour.

Music

Bert’s Bar and Grill
4271 Pine Island Rd NW
Matlacha, FL 33993-9776
(239) 282-3232

– Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12:30 pm LIVE music with Calypso Magic.

– Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 1 – 7 pm LIVE music with Calypso Magic.

– February 2 & 16: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring Deb & The Dynamics.

– February 3: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring The Marty Stokes Band.

– February 4, 9, 18 & 23: 7 pm LIVE music featuring The HipNauticals.

– February 7, 14, 21 & 28: 6:30 pm LIVE music featuring Scotty Bryan.

– February 10: 5:30 pm The Mermaid Festival!

– February 10 & 24: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz.

– February 11: 7 pm The Pirates Ball!

– February 11 & 25: 7 pm LIVE music featuring Insider with Jeff Walker.

– For more about the entertainment schedule visit www.bertsbar.com.

Blu Sushi
13451 McGregor Boulevard # 23
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 489-1500

– Wednesdays: 7:30 pm DJ kicks off.

– Thursdays: 7:30 pm DJ kicks off.

– February 1 – February 7: 2017 Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida hosted by the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties at Regal Cinema in Fort Myers, FL.

– February 2 – 5: Cirque Italia at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker in Bonita Springs, FL.

– February 3 & 4: 6 pm Art Walk in the Downtown River District in Fort Myers, FL.

– February 4 & 5: 9 am Florida Gun Show at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, FL.

– February 4 & 5: 2017 Spring Home & Garden Shows at Germain Arena in Estero, FL.

– February 4 & 5: ArtFest Fort Myers Downtown in Fort Myers, FL.

– February 4: 6th Annual Strides for Education 5K Run and Walk at FSW’s Lee Campus in Fort Myers, FL.

– February 4: 23rd Annual Storybook Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Bonita Springs, FL.

– February 9: 6 pm Lynyrd Skynyrd at Germain Arena in Estero, FL.

– February 9 – 12: Cirque Italia at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL.

– February 11: 5 – 11 pm Cape Coral Bike Night in Downtown Cape Coral, FL.

– February 11 & 12: 10 am Florida Gun Show at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, FL.

– February 16 – 19: Cirque Italia at Northeast Corner of Pine Island Rd. & Andalusia in Cape Coral, FL.

– February 17: 6:30 pm TobyMac at Germain Arena in Estero, FL.

– February 18: 7 pm The Spinners LIVE at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, FL.

– February 18: 8:30 am 6th Annual Southwest Florida Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at FSW College in Fort Myers, FL.

– February 18: 7 pm The ROCKPACK at Germain Arena in Estero, FL.

– February 23 – March 5: 5 pm Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, FL.

– February 24: 7 pm The Harlem Globetrotters at Germain Arena in Estero, FL.

– February 25: 8 am A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, FL.

– February 26: 1 pm Bridal Blast 2017 at Germain Arena in Estero, FL.

*** COMING SOON March 10 – 11: Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, FL.***

*** COMING SOON March 23 – 26: Trucks Gone Wild Spring Break at the Redneck Mud Park in Punta Gorda, FL.***

Just for Kids

Cape Coral Public Library
921 SW 39th Terrace 
Cape Coral, FL 33914 
(239) 542-3953

– February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15: 10 am Family Storytime.

– February 2 & 16: 3:30 – 4:30 pm Kids Read Down Fines.  Bring your Library card.

– February 6 & 20: 6 – 7 pm Kids Read Down Fines.  Bring your Library card.

– February 20: 1 pm Coloring for Kids!

– February 21: 1 pm An Afternoon at the Movies.

Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 533-4600 

– February 2: 10 am Bubble Mania.

– February 7 & 14: 10 am Toddler Tales.

– February 8: 5 pm Teen Valentine Cards.

– February 11: 2 pm African Folklore and Crafts.

– February 13: 5 – 6 pm Kids Read Down Fines.  Bring your Library card.

– February 21: 2 pm Picture Book Short Film Festival.

Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road 
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 533-4000

– February 1, 8 & 15: 10 am Family Storytime. Registration is required.

– February 1, 8, 15 & 22: 4 pm After School Crew: Around the World.

– February 6 & 13: 11 am Toddler Tales. Registration is required.

– February 11: 2 – 3 pm Kids Read Down Fines. Bring your Library card.

– February 18: 2 pm Author Visit: Elissa Brent Weissman.

North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail N.E.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 997-0320

– February 1, 8 & 15: 10:30 am Family Storytime. Registration is required.

– February 2: 3:30 pm Happy Groundhog Day.

– February 18: 2 – 3 pm Kids Read Down Fines. Bring your Library card.