An Ideal Husband – By The Naples Players May 19-June 13, with a red carpet opening on May 19 at the Tobye Studio at Sugden Theatre. Show times vary. 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 239-263-7990 or naplesplayers.org/.
Race – By The Laboratory Theater of Florida through May 15. Performance dates are May 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.; and May 15 at 2 p.m. $28 adults; $10 students. Masks required. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 239-218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
A Bronx Tale – By Broadway Palm Theatre through May 22. $48-$73. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.
Night Out – “Evening on Fifth” returns to Fifth Avenue South from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, shopping, dining and dancing, with live musical performances on the sidewalk areas along Fifth Avenue South. Restaurants and bars offer specials on dining and drinks. 239-692-8436 or www.FifthAvenueSouth.com.
Art Event – Aldo Castillo Gallery celebrates its first official featured artist celebration, its first season in Naples and the 28th anniversary of the opening of first Aldo Castillo Gallery from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. For the premier night, during “Evening on Fifth,” the gallery features the works of Marlene Rose, an internationally sculptor who produces works of art in sand-cast glass. 634 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 312-375- 8887 or www.aldocastillogallery.com.
Public Art – The United Arts Council of Collier County hosts Los Angeles based artist and public art catalyst Helen Lessick presenting the illustrated online talk “Enhancing Fields, Facilities and Play” at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $0-$20. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com and search “Public Art and Sport.” Audience members are included in a drawing to win a pack of Ms. Lessick’s “Collect‘Ems” trading cards. You must be present in the virtual meeting to win.
Art Event – An Art Studios and Galleries Open House runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every Thursday through May in the Artisans Plaza in the Naples Art District. Tour more than 20 professional studios/ galleries working in a variety of mediums in one location. 5760 Shirley St., Naples. 239-572-3386 or 401-527-6554.
Live Music – Dale performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.thecenterbar.com.
More Music – Vintage performs from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Comedy Show – Comedian Frank Del Pizzo performs tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. $10 general admission; $15 VIP. 8595 College Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239-479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Funny Guy – Comedian Anthony
Rodia performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $30 general admission; $45 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Organic Produce – Shangri-La Springs holds a farmers market from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursdays in its parking lot. The sale is cash-only and includes seasonal organic herbs, perennial vegetables, fruit and more.27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. www.shangrilasprings.com/.
Seafood & Music – The Naples Seafood & Music Festival is set for today through Sunday at the Italian American Club The outdoor event features seafood, live music performances and shopping for arts & crafts. Hours are 4-10 p.m. today; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The event is produced by Paragon Festivals, hosted by Theatre Odyssey and the Naples Italian American Foundation. General admission is free. Masks and social distancing are requested. 7035 Airport Pulling Road N., Naples. https:// www.facebook.com/naplesseafoodandmusicfestival.
Southern Rock – The Marshall Tucker Band, a Southern institution for more than five decades, performs at 7 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon. The show features a special guest appearance by Jack Michael. 2158 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Tickets start at $40. 1-800-514- ETIX, www.theranchfortmyers.com or www.goldentertainment.us.
Pet Party – Yappy Hour runs from 6-8 p.m. in Center Court at the Bell Tower. The event benefits Gulf Coast Humane Society. 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myer. 239-489-1221 or www.belltowerFL.
Stage It! – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts the fifth annual Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival today through Sunday at the Performing Arts Center. The event starts at 7 p.m. tonight; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. There were 372 short plays entered in this year’s competition — from 38 states and eight countries. The 20 winning plays have been published in Volume 5 of the Stage It! Ten-Minute Plays series that will be released during the festival. Stage It! tickets are $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Virtual Event – Rookery Bay Research Reserve holds a free EDscursions Virtual Field Trip titled “Finding Fish” from 6-7:30 p.m. Join a virtual boat trip to learn about fisheries monitoring and collection methods. $10. rookerybay.org/events/ lectures-classes/.
Live Music – Endre D. performs from 2-5 p.m. near Saks OFF 5th at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Farmers Market – A Farmers Market & Craft Show runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Fridays year round near Ford’s Garage at Miromar Outlets. Shop fresh produce, homemade soaps, plants, baked goods, candles, paintings, tie-dye apparel and accessories. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.facebook.com/localladiessouthflorida/.
Live Music – Phase 1 Live performs from 9 p.m.-midnight tonight and Saturday at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/Seminole- CasinoHotel/.
Bonsai Auction – The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida holds an outdoor COVID-conscious silent auction fundraiser of bonsai trees and related items starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Berne Davis Garden Center. 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers. bonsaiswfl.org.
Zydeco Music – Zydegatorz plays from 7-10 p.m. at The Original Shrimp Dock. 2200 Main St., Fort Myers Beach. 239-463-3043 or www.originalshrimpdock.com.
Opening Day – Lovers Key State Park hosts the Opening Day of the new Welcome and Discovery Center from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pop-up plein air painting demos and lessons with Jenny Licht, artist-inresidence at Lovers Key, take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular hours for the new center are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday- Sunday. 8700 Estero Blvd., Bonita Springs.
Benefit Event – Naples Classical Academy holds its inaugural “Denim & Diamonds” gala at Destiny Tabernacle. The event kicks off with a reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. The featured guest speaker is Congressman
Madison Cawthorn. Proceeds from the gala go toward Naples Classical’s capital expenses. $150 for one ticket $275 for two tickets; $1,100 for a table of eight. 10610 Immokalee Road, Naples. NaplesClassical.org/gala.
Jazz Tunes – Gulf Coast Symphony hosts Jazz at the Center: Tribute to Nat & Cannonball Adderley, presented by the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective, at 7 p.m. at the Music & Arts Community Center. $35. 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers. https:// my.gulfcoastsymphony.org/156.
Blues Tunes – A Backyard Bluesfest featuring Selwyn Birchwood, Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Blues Band, and T.B.A. runs from 2-8 p.m. in the back yard at the Buckingham Blues Bar. $15 admission; no coolers or pets. 5641 Buckingham Road. 239-693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.
Chess Club – The Paradise Chess Club meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Saturday for casual, social games on the outdoor patio at Marco Island Brewery Tap House. Chess boards and pieces are provided. All ages and levels are welcome. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., #427, Marco Island.
Live Music – Electronic percussionist Ken Mazur performs from 4-7 p.m. between Ford’s Garage and Naples Flatbread at Miromar Outlets. Saxophonist Victor Guittard performs from 3-6 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Farmers Market – The Golden Gate Community Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays year round at 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. Vendors sell seafood, local produce, ethnic foods and more. 239-206-4339.
Farmers Market – Local Roots holds a farmers market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays through May at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Shop prepared foods and drinks for breakfast and lunch as well as flowers, produce, cheese, artwork, native plants, baked goods, salsas and pickles, honey, jams and more. 26795 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. 239-691-9249 or BuyLocal- Lee.com.
Live Music – CJ Matthews performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.promenadeshops.com.
More Music – The Laurie & Rusty Wright Duo performs from noon-3 p.m. at the Flamingo Island Flea Market. 11902 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. www.flamingoisland.com.
Hyacinth Concert – Cahlua and Cream performs Broadway, jazz, contemporary and faith music from 4-5 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The duo features Lesly Hale on vocals and Don Hale playing the music. Tickets are free, but required for limited distanced seating; masks required. 791 Harbour Dr., Naples. 239-261-1487 or Mooringschurch.org/hyacinth/.
Cool Cars – Cars and Coffee 239, SWFL’s most diverse gathering of automotive enthusiasts, meets from 9-11 a.m. at Mercato. The event benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County and highlights green cars. Paradise Region Gruppe Porsches and Cool Cruiser classics are featured along with everything from VWs and Jeeps to antique cars, hot rods, classics and more. All makes and models are welcome. Suggested donation: $10 per show car. Show
cars can arrive at 8:30 a.m.; spectators should use the parking garage. 9118 Strada Place, Naples. carsandcoffee239.com/.
Live Music – Eric Bohus performs timeless tunes from 1-4 p.m. near Ford’s Garage at Miromar Outlets. Bill Colletti performs jazz from 1-4 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Farmers Market – A Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday year round near Golden Gate Ace Hardware. Vendors sell local produce, ethnic foods and more. 11725 Collier Blvd. 239-206- 4339.
Live Music – Tat-2 Trio performs from 4-8 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/Seminole- CasinoHotel/.
Live Music – Sean Paxson performs from 5-8 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.promenadeshops.com.
Musical Duo – Laurie & Rusty Wright perform from 6-9 p.m. at Bongo’s Bar & Grill at Pink Shell Beach Resort. 275 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. www.pinkshell.com.
Memorial Exhibit – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts the Gene Masters Salerno Memorial Exhibition today through May 21 at the Visual Arts Center. The prolific artist’s murals and prints are in many private collections throughout the U.S. Free and open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 26100 Old 41 Road. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Film Series – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Films for Film Lovers series presents “Boundaries” (2018/ USA/Canada) at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center. Refreshments are available and a discussion follows. $10 (advance reservations suggested). 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Yoga on the Beach – The Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) offers Yoga on the Gazebo at Lovers Key State Park at 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Open Vinyasa Flow (multilevel) class is designed to keep bodies and minds fit and flexible. Bring a yoga mat, water and props. $10 per class plus park entry. 8700 Estero Blvd., Bonita Springs. Class size is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. www.fmbwellnessproject.com.
Live Music – Trumpeter Ron Lorenzo performs from 2-5 p.m. near COACH at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Trivia Night – The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts Trivia Night and a live DJ from 6-9 p.m. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. www.promenadeshops.com.
Live Music – Wonderama performs from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800- 218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Historical Site – Mound House is open to visitors, with Calusa shell mound tours, guided beach walks at Newton Beach Park, six different kayak tours and more. Explore the historic home, see exhibitions and wander the scenic grounds. Mound House is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Masks required. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up; $8 for students with IDs; $5 ages 6-12; and free for 5 and under. 451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach. www.moundhouse.org or 239-765- 0865.
Kayak Trip – GAEA Guides offers an Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tour the area with a Florida Master Naturalist to see mangroves, birds, dolphins, manatees and other critters. $50 per person; includes all equipment. For reservations: 239-694-5513 or www.GAEAGuides.com.
Live Music – Fire & Ice performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.promenadeshops.com.
Live Music – Time Trax performs from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Garden Tours – Shangri-La Springs offers organic garden tours from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The tours are led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, and include a sensory-based walking tour around the garden’s subtropical, tropical, annual and perennial crops and orchard with information on “what
makes a garden” including organic garden methods and permaculture principles. $15 per person. Wear closed-toe shoes, masks and sun protection. 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. 239-949-0749 or www.ShangriLaSprings.com
Funny Guy – Comedian Dustin Sims performs at 7 p.m. tonight and Wednesday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Chess Club – The Paradise Chess Club meets from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at a location to be announced. Chess boards and pieces are provided; bring a clock. All ages and levels are welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Miromar – Doc Mambo performs reggae and timeless tunes from 2-5 p.m. near COACH at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Live Music – Josh Rowand/Pitbull Blues Band performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.promenadeshops.com.
More Music – The Hip Squad performs from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800- 218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Comedy Event – Comedy Workout, featuring some of the biggest names in comedy dropping in to work on new material, starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Laugh In Comedy Café. $10 general admission; $15 VIP. 8595 College Pkwy., Fort Myers. 479-
LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Funny Guy – Comedian Luke Touma performs at 7 p.m. at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239- 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Texas Singer – Koe Wetzel performs May 21 at The Ranch Concert Hall and Saloon. Doors open at 7 p.m. The live show is in support of his latest album “Sellout,” released in November of 2020 via Columbia Records. 2158 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-985-9839 or www.theranchfortmyers.com
Film Fest – The Bonita International Film Festival is set for May 21-23 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Performing Arts Center. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Immokalee Exhibit – Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn presents an exhibition of her work, “On the Hoof – Florida,” through July 17 at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch. The cow paintings in the exhibit represent a diversion from Ms. Sanborn’s well-known paintings of the Florida Everglades. The public is invited to meet the artist at a morning cowboy coffee reception from 10 a.m.-noon May 22. 1215 Roberts Ave. W., Immokalee. joannsanborn.com.
Art Show – An art show featuring prints and originals by Jerry Vallez runs through June 30 at the Norris Center in Cambier Park. 755 8th Ave. S., Naples. 239- 207-5253.
Macramé Art – The exhibit “Tracy Magen Rosen: ‘Big Mac Attack’ the ’70s are back!,” featuring woven macramé shoulder bags and wall hangings, is on display through June 4 at Rosen Gallery & Studios in the Naples Art District. North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd., Naples. 239- 821-1061, email@example.com or www.rosen.gallery.
Marco Art – Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts Art Quilters Unlimited for an “Out of the Ordinary” exhibition of 25 fiber artists from Lee and Collier County. This exhibition runs through July 6, with a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m. June 8, featuring wine tasting in the courtyard by wine sponsor Total Wine & More. 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island. 239-394- 4221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveling Exhibit – The “Florida Girls and Boys and Their Toys” traveling exhibition from the Museum of Florida History is on display at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Performing Arts Center through July 28. The exhibit features a historical collection of photographs of Florida children at play, plus a selection of memorable toys and videos that help take you on a journey back through time to recapture the magical way that children have played with their favorite toys throughout history. Free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Paddleboard – Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga runs from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Saturday at Lovers Key State Park. The class is led by an instructor from the Saba Movement Center and FMB Yoga Project. All equipment included. 8700 Ester0 Blvd., Bonita Springs. To pre-register: www.fmbwellnessproject.com. ¦