Arts Season Guide


The Landgon Playhouse 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte 941-255-1022 “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 […]


75 Taylor St., Punta 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 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


16554 N. Cleveland Ave. North Fort Myers 239-800-3292 “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 […]


Art in the Park Feb. 4-5Mercato, ArtFest Fort Myers Feb. 4-5Downtown Fort Punta Gorda Invitational Feb. 4-5Gilchrist Park, Punta Left Bank Artfest Feb. 5Marco Island Naples Artcrafters Feb. 11Cambier Bonita Springs National Feb. Downtown SarasotaFestival of the Arts Feb. Elks’ ValentinesArts & Crafts Show Feb. 11-12The Elks Lodge, Sarasota Open-Air Fine Art […]


210 Maud St., Punta “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 […]


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


96 W. Dearborn St., “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 “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 […]


700 US Highway 41 Bypass N. (office) “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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