SWFL Events August 2019

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Events in SWFL August 2019

Friday 2nd

Fort Myers Art Walk

Downtown Fort Myers
Always on the first Friday, visit the many galleries, exhibitions, and performances.
Rain or shine. 6-10 p.m.
fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Being Human Exhibit
August 2 – 15
Center for Visual Arts,
26100 Old 41 Rd., Bonita Springs
Reception Aug. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m.
239-495-8989

The Alex Lopez Xpress Band
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE,
Bonita Springs
8 p.m. 239-495-8989

Saturday 3rd

 GreenMarket
Every Saturday
Lee County Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. 10 a.m.

Nightbird – Tribute to Stevie Nicks
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Doors at 7 p.m. 239-985-9839

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

Sunday 4th

An Evening of Motown
with The Ex-Bachelors
Naples Bay Resort & Marina
1500 5th Ave S, Naples
7 p.m. Summer concert series at The Pointe, Online reservations only NaplesBayResort.com/Concerts

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


Friday 9th


The Eyes Have It Members Exhibit
Aug. 9 – 31
Lee County Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Opening Reception: Aug. 9 from
5-7 p.m.  239-939-2787

Staged Readings
Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Bonita Springs, 7:30 p.m. 239-495-8989

Mystery Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Join the Mystery every second Friday of the month from 6-8 pm. Registration begins at First and Hendry Streets in front of Iberia Bank. Free to play, participants receive the first clue of the mystery location and scorecard! www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Mr. Romantic & The Diva
August 9 – 11
Cultural Park Theater
528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral
Atilio Marinelli and Anne Tormela sing everything from Pop standards, oldies, rock & roll to Popera. 239-772-5862

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


Saturday 10th

Songs and Stories
From The Beatles to Bluegrass
Lee County Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Enjoy behind-the-scenes stories about The Beatles, Emmylou Harris and more with Barry & Holly Tashian. 7 p.m.  239-939-2787

Dazzling Del Rays
Cape Cabaret,
4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
7 p.m., 239-549-3000

Gatsby and Escanaba Auditions
The Naples Players
701 5th Ave S, Naples
Auditions will be from noon-4 p.m. Both shows are auditioning on the same day and you may do one or both. 239-434-7340 ext. 125

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

Charlotte Players: Murder
Mystery on the High Seas!
Fisherman’s Village-King Fisher Fleet, 1200 West Retta Esplanade
STE 16A in Punta Gorda
The sailing vessel is one of the King Fisher fleet. It will leave promptly at 7:30 pm and bring you back to port at 9:30 pm. 941-639-0969

Sunday 11th

Blues and Bloodys Concert Series
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
Betty Fox Band, Collaboration Band, noon – 7 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Back To Chicago
Naples Bay Resort & Marina
1500 5th Ave S, Naples
The area’s true musical tribute to the famous band Chicago. Do you remember ”25 or 6 to 4,” “Beginnings,” “Does Anybody Know What Time it Is”  $45. 7 p.m., online only at www.naplesbayresort.com


Thursday 15th

 Theatre Conspiracy: Harvey
Aug. 15 – 25
Lee County Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
239-939-2787

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

Third Thursday Wine Walk
(formerly Alive After Five)
Downtown Punta Gorda , Punta Gorda, FL
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

Open Mic Bonita!
Center for Performing Arts
Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Bonita Springs
Songwriters, poets, slam poets, performance artists, playwrights, authors and short story writers, and stand-up comedians will take the stage to share their work with the audience. Tickets: $10 (10% off for current CFABS Members)  7 p.m.  239-495-8989

Friday 16th

Half Step Down
Tiki Hut Bar & Grill
at Dolphin Key Resort
1502 Miramar St., Cape Coral,
7 – 11 p.m., 239-540-8454

Punta Gorda Woodstock
Aug. 16 -18
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda
941-833-5444
www.puntagordawoodstock.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. 6-10 p.m. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Your Choice exhibit reception
Naples Art Association
585 Park St., Naples
Exhibit runs Aug. 19 – Sept. 25, reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
239-262-6517

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

Saturday 17th

Gulf Coast Symphony:
Give My Regards To Broadway
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-481-4849

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

Naples Jazz Society Concert
Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave., Naples
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! 1 p.m.
www.naplesjazzsociety.com

Florida Music Food
Initiative Benefit Concert
ACMA Listening Room @ All Faiths
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Come on out to enjoy good music, good friends and good fun all for the cost of a few food items. 7 p.m. www.americanacma.org

SummerJazz on the Gulf
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples Free concert on the Watkins Lawn featuring Pocket Change. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 239-261-2222

Songwriters 4 Vets
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs
Join us for a country concert for a cause! Seven Nashville country songwriters, alongside Southwest Florida musician Ben Allen, will perform and share the stories behind their hit songs to honor and benefit local and national veterans. 8 p.m. www.songwriters4vets.com

Laughter is the Best Medicine
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 239-278-4422

Sam Galloway Ford Concert Series Josh Ward & Cody Weaver
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
7 p.m.  239-985-9839

Monday 19th

 Global Sustainable Design
Aug.  19 – Sept. 5
ArtLab at FGCU,
10501 FGCU Blvd. S, Fort Myers
This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 239-590-7199

Wednesday 21st

 Love That Dress!
Embassy Suites Fort Myers, Estero
Love That Dress! is the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year offering new and gently-loved dresses, shoes, handbags, and accessories at nominal prices to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee.
6 p.m. General Admission $30
www.lovethatdressleecounty.com

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


Friday 23rd

Love That Dress – Collier
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
Love That Dress! is one of Pace Collier’s biggest events of the year
www.pacecenter.org/collier

Sounds of Summer – Singer Songwriter Competition
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
The competition focuses on original musicians in the singer-songwriter genre. This yearly event invites performers in the genre to enter for a chance to win great prizes.
7:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show
239-333-1933

Saturday 24th

 Brian Smalley in Concert
ACMA Listening Room @ All Faiths
2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
7 p.m. www.americanacma.org

Naples Jazz Society Concert
Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave., Naples
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! 1 p.m.
www.naplesjazzsociety.com

Sunday 25th

A Toast to Tenacity –
Honoring Women’s Suffrage
Lee County Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Join us for a toast, great company, a special performance from The Agitators and refreshments in the gallery after the program. While the event is free, an RSVP is requested. 5 – 7 p.m. 239-939-2787

New York Rhythm
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
5 – 8 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Thursday 29th

 Open to Interpretation: Selections from the Permanent Collection opening reception
Wasmer Art Gallery,
Arts Complex, FGCU,
10501 FGCU Blvd. S, Fort Myers
This event is free and open to the public, 5 p.m. Exhibit runs to Oct. 3
239-590-7199

David C. Johnson & Lisa V.
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
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Join us at Center Court for the return of the Faded Roots Band, from 6 to 8pm. 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! 6 – 8 p.m. 239-489-1221

Karen Seide Exhibition
Aug. 29 – Dec. 7
Center for Performing Arts,
10150 Bonita Beach Rd
Reception Aug. 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. 239-495-8989


Friday 30th

Aquarium exhibit
Aug. 30 – Sept. 26
Cape Coral Arts Studio,
4533 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral
Reception: Sept. 13 from 5 – 7 p.m.
239-574-0802

Open to Interpretation: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Aug. 30 – Oct. 3
Wasmer Art Gallery, Arts Complex, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S, Fort Myers
This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
239-590-7199

Crazy Fingers:
Grateful Dead tribute
The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro, 2210 Bay St., Fort Myers,
9 p.m. 239-333-2225

Saturday 31st

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

Armed Forces of Funny
Stand Up Comedy
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
You’ve checked in to Alliance for the Arts before It’s surefire laughs with The Armed Forces of Funny, a collection of some of the funniest comedians from military families across the country. The cost is $20 per show or $15 for Alliance members. About the Armed Forces of Funny Line-Up The Armed Forces of funny is a locked and loaded night of comedy featuring Brendan Jay, Brett James, Rudy Wilson and Duncan Jay. 8 p.m. 239-939-2787



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