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January 2017

Arts & Theatre

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

– January 6 – 28: Changing States: Kreiger, Riner and Weber Exhibit.  On display until January 28.

– January 7: 10 am Gallery Walk & Talk for Changing States: Kreiger, Riner and Weber Exhibit.

– January 8: 2 pm Bluegrass in the Theatre featuring Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers.

– January 12: 7 pm Broadsides: Poetry Off the Shelf 2017.

– January 16: 6 pm Screaming Orphans presented by The Rotary Club of Fort Myers.

– January 25: 7 pm Story Slam!  Ten area storytellers will recount a variety of narratives, including personal tales, folktales, fractured fairy tales and more.

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

– January 6 & 7: 6 – 10 pm Opening Reception featuring the work of Martha Dodd, Cynthia Egan and ACT Co-Op Artists.

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

– January 3 – 8: 7:30 pm Cinderella LIVE!

– January 11 – 15: 7:30 pm Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour!

– January 19: 7:30 pm Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash.

– January 24 – 29: 7:30 pm The Book of Mormon.

– January 30: 7:30 pm Spend the Night with Billy Crystal.

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

– January 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!

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

– January 3: 8 pm Pianist Richard Dowling at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 7: 4 pm Improv Café-Youth Improv at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 7: 8 pm Improv Tonight at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 8: 3 pm Meet The Composer Maurice Ravel The Exotic One at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 13: 8 pm Argentine Tango Show at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 14: 8 pm Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto Quintet – Play the Music of Harold Arlen at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 14 & 15: 10 am Bonita Springs National Art Festival at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, FL.

– January 19: 7:30 pm Music at the Moe Chill Out Classical Quartet at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 20: 6 pm Off The Walls! at the Center for the Visual Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 21: 8 pm Stabilized Not Controlled at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

– January 26 – 29: Bonita Springs International Film Festival at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs.

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

– January 1: 5:30 pm Edison & Ford Holiday Nights 41st Celebration. The winter estate homes, gardens and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford will be decorated with thousands of lights and decorations. This event has become a tradition in Southwest Florida and a top destination for visitors around the globe.

– January 14: 10 am Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel, Fairlane and Woodie Exhibition.

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

– January 12 – February 9: Changed Surfaces: Work from Students in Fall 2016 Painting Workshop.  Opening Reception on January 12 from 5 – 7 pm.

– January 12 – March 2: Matthew Shlian: Telemetry Crossroads of Art & Science Exhibit.  Artist Talk on January 26 at 6 pm at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. 

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

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

– January 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29: 10:30 & 1:30 pm W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden.

– January 2 – 4: Holiday Night Lights in the Garden.

– January 5, 12, 19 & 26: 10 am Tai Chi in the Garden.

– January 5: 11 am Spotlight Artist of the Month in the Garden featuring Christine Reichow and Kathy Lindabury.

– January 8, 15, 22 & 29: 10 am Yoga in the Garden.

– January 8: 2 pm Jazz in the Garden.

– January 14: 2 pm Wellness Festival in the Garden.

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

– January 2: 6:30 pm TGIM Indie Movie Mondays.

– January 6: 6 pm Palettes: Past, Present & Pursuits: The Leoma Lovegrove Retrospective.  Exhibit on display until January 24.

– January 10: 7 pm Chamber Series: Curtis on Tour.

– January 11: 1 pm Beyond Abundant: Workshop & Seminar.

– January 14: 2 pm Taps & Tunes Festival.

– January 20: 8 pm Art & Poetry Networking Event.

– January 21 & 22: Ghostbird Theatre: 24 Hour Festival.

– January 23: 5:30 pm Connect Networking.

– January 27: 7 pm Jazzy Nights: Veronica Swift with The Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto Quintet

– January 28: Gulf Coast Opera: Splendid Opera Scenes.

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

– January 21 – 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

– January 17: 6:30 pm Member Gallery Book Club: I Shock Myself by Beatrice Woods.  One of America’s acclaimed ceramicists, Beatrice Wood shares the intriguing details of her unconventional life in I Shock Myself.  With candor and insight, she recollects nearly ten decades of world-shaking events, heart breaking romances, and artistic achievement.

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

– January 13: 7:30 pm Book signing with Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission by Brett Baier.

– January 28: 7 pm Book signing with The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan: Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight and Achieve Optimal Health by David Perlmutter.

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

– January 16: 12 pm Famous Author Lecture Series with international bestselling author Kristin Harmel.

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.

– January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: 6:30 pm LIVE music featuring Scotty Bryan.

– January 4 & 25: 6:30 pm LIVE music featuring Sunny Jim.

– January 5: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring Deb & The Dynamics.

– January 6: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring Marty Stokes Band.

– January 7: 7 pm LIVE music featuring The HipNauticals.

– January 8: 3 pm LIVE music featuring Brent Moyer & Friends.

– January 11: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring Insider with Jeff Walker.

– January 12, 19 & 26: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring The HipNauticals.

– January 13 & 27: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring Mike Imbasciani & The Bluez Rockerz.

– January 14: 7 pm LIVE music featuring Bad Latitude.

– January 15: 3 pm LIVE music featuring Joey Mitchell & SwampCandy.

– January 20: 7:30 pm LIVE music featuring The Kate Keys Band.

– January 21: 7 pm LIVE music featuring Insider with Jeff Walker.

– January 28: 7 pm LIVE music featuring The Yard Dogs Reunion.

– January 22 & 29: 3 pm LIVE music featuring Gary & Kerri.

– 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.

Special Events

– January 1, 2017: Edison Ford Holidays Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL.

– January 1 – January 8, 2017: River District Holidays Downtown in Fort Myers, FL.

– January 4: 4 pm Sunset Celebration at the Cape Coral Yacht Club in Cape Coral, FL.

– January 6 & 7: 6 pm Art Walk in the Downtown River District in Fort Myers, FL.

– January 12 – 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.

– January 14: 8 pm Air Supply LIVE at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, FL.

– January 14: 1 pm Rekindled: Contemporary Southeastern Beadwork New Exhibition Opens at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation.

– January 14 & 15: 10 am Cape Coral Festival of the Arts on Cape Coral Parkway in Cape Coral, FL.

– January 18: 1 pm Paradise Flea Market at the Cape Coral Yacht Club in Cape Coral, FL.

– January 20: Ding Darling Lecture Series at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, FL. For more information, visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/lecture-and-film-series.

– January 21: 9 pm Celebration in the Sky with the largest fireworks show at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, FL.

– January 21: 9 am Annual Car Show at the William “Bill” Austen Youth Center in Cape Coral, FL.

– January 21 & 22: 25th Tour de Cape in Cape Coral, FL.

– January 26 – 29: 10 am Fort Myers RV Show at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, FL.

– January 27 & 28: Garden Brotheres Circus at Germain Arena in Estero, FL.

– January 28: 6:30 am Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis hosts 9th Annual Calusa Bug Chase 5 K Run and BUG Crawl.

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

Just for Kids

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

– January 4: 1 pm Create Your Own Comic.

– January 5 & 19: 3:30 – 4:30 pm Kids Read Down Fines.  Bring your Library card.

– January 9 & 23: 6 – 7 pm Kids Read Down Fines.  Bring your Library card.

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

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

– January 3: 2 pm Minecraft Crafts.

– January 4: 2 pm National Trivia Day Celebration.

– January 5: 2 pm Anything Goes! Let’s do ART! Registration required.

– January 9: 5 – 6 pm Kids Read Down Fines.  Bring your Library card.

– January 10, 17, 24 & 31: 10 am Toddler Tales. Registration is required.

– January 11: 5 pm Bullet Journaling for Teens.

– January 31: 5 pm Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.

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

– January 3 – 31: Drop-In Teen Activities: Craftpalooza!

– January 4, 11, 18 & 25: 4 pm After School Crew: Math Mania!

– January 9, 23 & 30: 11 am Toddler Tales. Registration is required.

– January 11, 18 & 25: 10 am Family Storytime. Registration is required.

– January 14: 2 – 3 pm Kids Read Down Fines. Bring your Library card.

– January 30: 6 pm Family Spy Night. Registration required.

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

– January 7: 2 – 3 pm Kids Read Down Fines. Bring your Library card.

– January 11, 18 & 25: 10:30 am Family Storytime. Registration is required.

– January 19: 4 pm National Popcorn Day.