September 2019 Events in SWFL

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FRIDAY- 6th

Art Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Always on the First Friday, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. Rain or shine. 6 -10 p.m.
fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Mully exhibit opens
DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts,
1815 Fowler St., unit 3, Fort Myers
Opening reception, 6 – 10 p.m.
239-590-8645

Joey Fito
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
7 – 10 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

ACT Gallery exhibit opens
Arts for ACT Gallery,
2265 First St., Fort Myers
Artists Del Holt and Pam Trent,
6 – 10 p.m. during Art Walk.
239-337-5050

Jerry Seinfeld
Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall at FSW
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. 239-489-3033

Chuck Peterson
The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,
N. Fort Myers, 4 – 7 p.m.,
239-995-2141

Sugarhill Gang & Furious5
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
239-985-9839

Steepwater Band
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
8 p.m. 239-495-8989
www.artcenterbonita.org

Motus en Tempus exhibit
Sept. 6 – 26
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
This exciting and captivating exhibition features the work of Cuban American artists united by their culture and heritage and the realities of immigration and assimilation into a new culture. 239-333-1933

Through Their Eyes exhibit
Sept. 6 – 26
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
36 local artists specializing in a wide variety of styles and media capture one another in their own unique fashion. Each artist will create a work of art featuring a randomly selected fellow artist, in order to present their own inimitable perspective – through their eyes.
239-333-1933

The Shape of Things:
Carve Stone & Pat Zalisko
Sept. 6 – 28
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Spark your imagination. Enter the abstract world of shapes in this thought-provoking exhibit of contemporary art forms from intricate, color rich collages and acrylic paintings to graceful carved marble sculpture and silhouettes. There’s a story to be found and to be told in each work of art. Opening reception: Friday, September 6 from 5-7 p.m. Conversational gallery tour with artists: September 7 at 10 a.m. during the Alliance GreenMarket. 239-939-2787

SATURDAY – 7th

Los Rehenes
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
239-985-9839

The East Palm Mercado
Every Saturday & Sunday
Neenie’s House,
481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers
Featuring Alice & Rose Boutique, Diane’s Garden of Bromeliads & Edibles, Ice Cream Creations by Vilma, fleamarket, garage sale, items, plants, art, jewelry, produce. Sellers inside & outside, booth space available $10. Rain or shine, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 224-678-4901

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Sept. 7 and 8
JetBlue Park,
Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days
www.travelingwall.us
239-738-0601

Family Activity Day
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
Family Activity Day and Opening Reception of the Travelling Exhibition “Small Wonders Insects in Focus.” Art project Insect Terrarium Art, participate in a fun art project for the whole family themed for the exhibition, explore the gallery, take in the art and enjoy light snacks and drinks. It is sure to be a fun time for the whole family. Free of charge. 10 a.m. – noon. 239-495-8989 www.artcenterbonita.org

Dr. Hobbs benefit concert
Galloway Direct,
15565 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Rock trio featuring Larry Hobbs, Randy Jackson and Steve Luongo. Bring a canned food items for Community Cooperative for free admission. Food trucks on site. Free concert at 7 p.m.
www.gallowaydirect.com

Naples Jazz Society Concert
Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave, Naples
Join us at the Norris Community Center – There’s nothing happier than a toe-tapping Dixieland tune – and nothing sadder than a sorrowful blues. These are truly American culture at its best!
The Naples Jazz Society Inc. favors all sorts of “jazz,” but gives priority to the late 1930s. Our work requires financial support, and we invite you to help us. 1 p.m.
www.naplesjazzsociety.com



ACMA: The 502s in concert
with Carlene Thissen
ACMA Listening Room @ All Faiths
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-691-4069
www.americanacma.org


Ultimate Reggae Festival Featuring Wayne Wonder Live
The Charlotte County Fair,
2333 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte
4 – 11 p.m. 941-500-3720


SUNDAY – 8th

Chamber Music
Daniels Pavilion
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Naples Philharmonic Chamber Musicians. 7 p.m. 239-597-1900


Blues & Bloodys Concert Series
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
Noon – 7 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com


FRIDAY – 13th

Funny Shorts LIVE!
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Center for Performing Arts
Moe Auditorium 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
Five plays will be performed this evening. Each of the plays will be funny. Each of them will be short, with run times of approximately 10-minutes each. At least one of the “Funny Shorts” will have been written by a local playwright. Best of all, wearing your own funny shorts is completely optional. Encouraged, but optional. 7 p.m.
239-495-8989
www.artcenterbonita.org

David and Lisa V
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
7 – 10 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com


Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Sept 13 – 22
Cultural Park Theater
528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral
239-772-5862


Mystery Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Enjoy a monthly mystery by solving the family friendly clues while exploring downtown with a chance to win cash prizes! Starting clue card given out at 6 p.m. All players finished by 8 pm entered into the drawing. 6 – 8 p.m.
www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com


SATURDAY – 14th

Electric Car Show
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is hosting a free electric car show. Owners of electric vehicles will be on hand to answer questions and give rides to visitors. The event will take place in the estates overflow parking lots on Larchmont Avenue.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free
239-334-7419


Old 41 Band
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
7 – 10 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Gardner’s Park Shop Hop
Gardner’s Park,
Downtown Fort Myers ·
Stop by any one of the shops below to pick up your passport! Get a stamp from at least 14 of the participating businesses, and turn in your completed passport at your last stop for a chance at winning prizes from the participating shops! 10 a.m. 239-590-8645

BBQ Pub Crawl
Cape Coral Entertainment District, Cape Coral
Don’t miss this premiere trolley event! You’ll take the trolleys and party buses to 12 awesome locations serving up drink & appetizer samples. Try local staples as well as one-of-a-kind concoctions.
7 p.m.
www.southcapeentertainment.com

Comedy Night
The Naples Players
701 5th Avenue South, Naples
Join us one weekend night each month for some of Southwest Florida’s best family-friendly comedy. Featuring Stage 2 Improv, each show will consist of improvisational comedy games and songs from topics suggested by the audience. Frequently including special guest appearances by local celebrities, each month is an exciting new theme! Be as involved in the show as you’d like, and come back each month for more and more laughs. 8 p.m. 239-263-7990

SummerJazz on the Gulf
Concert Series-Ari & The Alibis
Naples Beach Hotel
851 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 239-261-2222

22nd Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival
Sept. 14-15
331 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.artfestival.com

TNP Comedy Nights Tobye Studio Theatre “Trivia Theme Night”
The Naples Players
701 5th Avenue S, Naples
The Naples Players and Stage2 Improv and Riptide Brewery present TNP Comedy Night one weekend night each month for some of Southwest Florida’s best family-friendly comedy. Featuring Stage 2 Improv, each show will consist of improvisational comedy games and songs from topics suggested by the audience. Frequently including special guest appearances by local celebrities, each month is an exciting new theme! Be as involved in the show as you’d like and come back each month for more and more laughs. 8 p.m. Tickets $20; 239-263-7990 or NaplesPlayers.org


SWFL SteamCon
Crowne Plaza Hotel
13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers
Meet authors, brilliant cosplay performers and artists; along with like minded steampunk enthusiasts. Relish and rejoice in the artistry and talents of musicians Bernwell & DeGraff, For Love or Money & Mark Rossmore’s Escape the Clouds. Shop till your hearts content among the many vendors and crafters awaiting your patronage of their creations and wares. Revel in the steampunk themed activities and contests available for your entertainment – including a Costume Contest, Hamster Wars, Parasol Duelling, Tea Duelling & The Splendid Teapot Race. Admission $10 for ages 13+, ages 4-12 $5.
10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
www.swflsteamcon.com

Funny Shorts LIVE!
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
Five plays will be performed. Each of the plays will be funny. Each of them will be short, with run times of approximately 10-minutes each. At least one of the “Funny Shorts” will have been written by a local playwright. 2 – 4 p.m. 239-495-8989 www.artcenterbonita.org


SUNDAY – 15th

J Balvin – ARCOIRIS Tour
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
8 p.m. 239-948-7825

Laurie & Rusty Wright
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
5 – 8 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com


WEDNESDAY – 18th

Drop the Mic
Music Open Mic Night
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Calling all musicians! It’s time to turn the stage over to you. Plug into your local music community for a night of jamming, jiving and jazzing during Drop The Mic! Grab your guitar, vamp up those vocals and hit the stage for a night of talent from local melomaniacs. Seasoned performers and newcomers welcome! Sign-ups are at the door, so slots will be filled first come, first play! Free to attend, but a $5 suggested donation keeps programming affordable and accessible.
7 – 9 p.m.239-939-2787

Manny T
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
6 – 9 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com



THURSDAY – 19th

Third Thursday Wine Walk
Downtown Punta Gorda
Every third Thursday from 5 to 8 the downtown merchants bring you live music, artists and demoing, food trucks, other entertainment through out downtown. We have many restaurants, pubs and places whereby you can duck in and out of the heat or rain. Merchants stay open till 8 p.m. for your shopping pleasure. 5 – 8 p.m. 941-391-4856


Alan Smallis
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
6 – 9 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Dames at Sea
Sept. 19 – Nov. 2
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
239-278-4422

Disturbed
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7:30 p.m. 239-948-7825

FRIDAY – 20th


Island Hopper Songwriter Fest
Sept. 20 – 22
Enjoy free shows at intimate
venues on Captiva Island
www.islandhopperfest.com


Music Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
The River District comes alive on the third Friday of the month as local and regional musicians line the streets. From jazz and blues to rock & roll, many genres can be heard and vary each month. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. 6 – 10 p.m.
fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Jory Lyle & Co.
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
7 – 10 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Lucky Joe
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-985-9839

Julio Iglesias
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
8 p.m. 239-948-7825

Theatre Conspiracy:
Engagement Rules
Through Oct. 5
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
239-939-2787


SATURDAY – 21st

Terry Sylvester of the Hollies
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
8 – 10 p.m. 239-495-8989
www.artcenterbonita.org




Viva Fort Myers
Centennial Park,
Downtown Fort Myers
This Latin Inspired fiesta is a family event with plenty of entertainment for both adults and children, including a lively Latin Concert and delicious Hispanic foods. Cost of admission is $10 for ages 3+, which includes unlimited kids activities, such as rock wall climbing and inflatables. 2 – 10 p.m. 239-418-1441 www.hispanicchamberflorida.org


SUNDAY – 22nd


12th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebration
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
A community event in honor of the International Day of Peace… a FREE event for the Whole Family, including our Furry Friends! There will be amazing live talent from local musicians, artists, entertainers, gardeners, and unique vendors who amaze you with their creativity and love for our community! FUN for the whole family, with crafts, workshops, activities for kids of all ages, yoga and meditations, sing-alongs, education, key note speakers and more! In addition. there will be food trucks bringing their incredibly delicious vegetarian, vegan and omnivore meals, treats and beverages! 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 239-208-9872

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest:
Kristian Bush of Sugarland
and Gulf Coast Symphony
Florida Repertory Theatre,
2268 Bay St., Fort Myers
7 p.m. www.islandhopperfest.com


MONDAY – 23rd

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest
Sept. 23 – 26
Enjoy free shows at various venues in Downtown Fort Myers
www.islandhopperfest.com
It’s a Beautiful Wound written
and performed by Rich Orloff
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
The true story of Rich’s adventures in underground therapy using MDMA (a.k.a. Ecstasy) and psilocybin mushrooms. These sessions, based on cutting-edge experiments to help people heal from deep psychological wounds, propel Rich beyond his ego and defenses into a journey that both challenges his perceptions and reveals possibilities he never before considered. 7:30 p.m. 239-939-2787


TUESDAY – 24th

Jason Baker, marimba
Nisita Concert Series
U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft Myers
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available at fgcu.edu/concerts. 7:30 p.m.
239-745-4268

ACMA Songwriters Showcase
The Barrel Room,
2210 Bay St., Fort Myers
6 p.m., www.americanacma.org


WEDNESDAY – 25th

Manny T
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
6 – 9 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com


Island Hopper Songwriter Fest:
Gone West & Ryan Hurd
Pinchers at The Marina
at Edison Ford,
2360 W. First St., Fort Myers
7 p.m. www.islandhopperfest.com


THURSDAY – 26th

Nosotros: Adriana Flores & Felipe Maldonado opening reception
ArtLab in the west side of the Library, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers
5 p.m. 239-590-7199

Dane Cook: Tell It Like It Is
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-489-3033

AURA
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
6 – 9 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Thursday Night L!VE Summer Concert Series!
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Center Court, Brian Markley & Co, from 6 – 8 p.m. Be sure to bring the lawn chairs and the entire family, plus enjoy a beer and wine bar for purchase from Grimaldi’s! & Remember as always, entry is free! 239-489-1221



FRIDAY– 27th

Nosotros: Adriana Flores
& Felipe Maldonado
Sept. 27 – Nov. 7
ArtLab in west side of the Library, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft Myers
Free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 239-590-7199 or online at fgcu.edu/artgalleries

Always … Patsy Cline
Sept 27 – Nov. 24
Florida Repertory Theatre
2268 Bay St., Fort Myers
239-332-4488

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest
Sept. 27 – 29
Enjoy free shows at various venues on Fort Myers Beach
www.islandhopperfest.com



Hardy with Cody Weaver
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Doors open 7 p.m. 239-985-9839


SATURDAY – 28th

Purple Tie Ball
The Club at Pelican Preserve,
9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd.,
Fort Myers
The event will include a live and silent auction, dinner and entertainment by Carla Del Villagio, a Barbara Streisand tribute artist. 6 – 11 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit purpletieball.com or 239-628-1774


Joey Fiato
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
7 – 10 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com


Scott Stapp
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Special guest Messer, Sunflower Dead and Emerge. 239-985-9839

Alabama with Don McLean – POSTPONED
Hertz Arena,
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7 p.m. 239-948-7825

Tropical Fun-Shine
Polynesian Show
Rotary Park,
5505 Rose Garden Rd, Cape Coral
This Polynesian dance show will have your heart pounding to tantalizing Tahitian beats. Swaying hula dancers will mesmerize you as they tell a story with their hula hands to the music of the islands. Come watch some of the finest Polynesian performers in Southwest Florida. Luau-type refreshments are included, BYO wine. $25 in advance or $35 at the door (if available) 8 p.m.239-549-4606


SUNDAY – 29th

Mastersingers Chamber Chorus Nisita Concert Series
U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft Myers
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available at fgcu.edu/concerts. 3 p.m.
239-745-4268


Sidewalk Prophets – These Simple Truths Tour
Sanibel Community Church
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
7 p.m. 239-472-2684

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest:
Jerrod Niemann & Rodney Atkins
Pink Shell Resort,
275 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
4:30 p.m. www.islandhopperfest.com

MONDAY – 30th

Hope by Song
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
The Hope by Song’s mission is to help those whose stories of abuse, addiction, homelessness or PTSD have not been heard by inspiring them to tell their stories. Their words are used to create songs of struggle and hope. The songs are used to educate others dealing with similar issues to encourage new, more beneficial ways of thinking about their lives and to foster a greater awareness and a deeper understanding of those in less fortunate situations. 6 p.m. 239-479-4636

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