Arts Season Guide

THE CHARLOTTE PLAYERS

The Landgon Playhouse 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte 941-255-1022 www.charlotteplayers.org “How the Other Half Loves” Feb. 9-12, 15-19, 23-26 The men in this play’s three couples all work for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when they return to their respective homes suspiciously late one night, they […]

CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENT & CONFERENCE CENTER

75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda941-833-5444www.charlotteharborecc.com Searsport Rug Hooking ShowFeb. 7-9 The Edwards TwinsFeb. 13-14 Tickets through the Charlotte Players “Almost ABBA”with the Shee GeesFeb. 15 Tickets through the Charlotte Players Big Boy Toyz ExpoFeb. 17-19 Country Jam FestFeb. 17 Part of the Big Boy Toyz Expo Peace River Quilt ShowFeb. 24-25 “Natural Woman”A Carole King Tribute Starring Katie Pinder BrownFeb. […]

THE PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

941-205-5996www.pgsymphony.org MAINSTAGE CONCERTS At the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, unless otherwise noted Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1Feb. 5Rachmaninoff PianoConcerto No. 2March 5“Cinematic Sounds”April 2 The Charlotte Harbor Event &Conference Center JAZZ ON THE LAWN At Florida SouthWestern State CollegeCharlotte campus Lew Del Gatto & FriendsFeb. 18Randy Sandke & FriendsMarch 18

PLAYERS CIRCLE THEATRE AT THE SHELL FACTORY

16554 N. Cleveland Ave. North Fort Myers 239-800-3292 www.playerscircletheater.com “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” Feb. 7-26 An ingenuously funny musical that covers every aspect of the male/female relationship imaginable and exposes everything you’ve secretly thought about dating, mating and marriage. – By Joe Depietro and Jimmy Robert “The Cocktail Hour” March 14-April 2 This Drama Desk Best Play […]

ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVALS

Art in the Park Feb. 4-5Mercato, Napleswww.naplesart.org ArtFest Fort Myers Feb. 4-5Downtown Fort Myerswww.artfestfortmyers.com Punta Gorda Invitational Feb. 4-5Gilchrist Park, Punta Gordawww.daniellesblueribbonevents.com Left Bank Artfest Feb. 5Marco Island Esplanadewww.marcoislandfoundation.org Naples Artcrafters Feb. 11Cambier Parkwww.naplesartcrafters.com Bonita Springs National Feb. 11-12www.artcenterbonita.org Downtown SarasotaFestival of the Arts Feb. 11-12www.artfestival.com Elks’ ValentinesArts & Crafts Show Feb. 11-12The Elks Lodge, Englewoodwww.mypromotions.com Sarasota Open-Air Fine Art […]

VISUAL ARTS CENTER

210 Maud St., Punta Gorda941-639-8810www.visualartcenter.org “New Beginnings”Through Feb. 9 2D and 3D juried art show Valentine’s Dayat the VACFeb. 14 Bring your sweetheart to the VAC foran evening that includes cupcakes todecorate and Valentine cards to make,along with champagne, roses and candyfor two. “4 Chicks WhoDon’t Cook”Feb. 14-March 1 Kitt Moran, paintings; Belinda Duclos, jewelry; Judy Roth, pottery; Barb Albin,paintings […]

FILM FESTIVALS

Sydney R. Hoffman Memorial Jewish Film Festival Presented by the Jewish Congregationof Marco IslandFeb. 12 and March 19991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island239-642-0800www.marcojcmi.com Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida Presented by the Jewish Federation of Leeand Charlotte CountiesScreenings online and at the Regal BellTower Theater239-481-4449 www.jewishfederationlcc.org Feb. 5: “The Orchestra with the BrokenInstruments” (documentary)Feb. 7: “Rose” (drama, French withEnglish subtitles)Feb. 9: […]

LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE

96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood941-475-6756www.lemonbayplayhouse.com “The Outsider”Through Feb. 12 Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be governor. He’s terrified of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his supportive chief of staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently. Ned might not be the worst candidate. It’s a satire that skewers […]

GULFSHORE OPERA

239-529-3925www.gulfshoreopera.orginfo@gulfshoreopera.org “Taste of Opera”April 4: Colony Bay Club, Estero April 5: Punta Gorda Isles Yacht Club “Opera Meets Broadway”Feb. 2: Alliance for the Arts, FortMyers Feb. 4: Innovation Hotel, Naples “Songs of Ireland”March 8: Alliance for the ArtsFort Myers March 14: The Gulf TheaterPunta Gorda March 15: St. Leo Catholic ChurchBonita Springs “Around the World in Song”March 28: St. Leo […]

THE VENICE SYMPHONY

700 US Highway 41 Bypass N. (office)Venice941-207-8822www.thevenicesymphony.org “Cinematic Romance”Feb. 3-4 Fall in love all over again with music from “Casablanca,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Gone with the Wind.” Superstar violinist Sandy Cameron performs Danny Elfman’s “Edward Scissorhands Suite,” “Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso” and the tango from “Scent of a Woman.” Finally, you’re treated to the symphony’s premiere of Leonard […]


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