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Things to do in Southwest Florida June 27-July 6

Posted on: June 28th, 2014 by tommyj

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Swamp Walk
Swamp Walk

Swamp walks are held the fourth Saturday of the month through August at CREW Bird Rookery Swamp(Photo: Andrew West/ The News-Press)

June 27

28th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit Displayed in the Main Gallery from today-Aug. 1. Alliance Youth Program art will be displayed in the Member Gallery. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Alliance for The Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 939-2787. artinlee.org

Argentine Tango Party Milonga with Group Classes. All open to the Public. 6-7 p.m. Basic lesson drop in $15; 7-8 p.m. Intermediate lesson drop in $15; 8-11 p.m. Milonga Party $12 inlcudes water, coffee, goodies and empanadas. BYOB. 1st Danz Studio, 12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 931-3269. 1stdanz.com

Comedian Jimmy DellaValle aka Brooklyn Buddha is a personable guy, who’s like a "breath of fresh air." This good looking "Character" actor/comedian grabs the attention of his audience and keeps them on the edge of their seats, while discussing his life’s experiences from what it was like to grow up in a dysfunctional blue collar family with a gambling problem since he was 3. Jimmy can be seen Headlining all across the country, and has been appeared on TV shows such as The Sopranos. Showtimes: 9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, June 26-29. $20. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, 389-6901. offthehookcomedy.com

"Neil Zirconia as Neil Diamond" Neil Zirconia will take you on an exciting journey down memory lane that only Neil, himself, can inspire. He will hold your attention with an on stage presence and charisma that is pure Neil. Not to mention his unique baritone voice and singing ability so amazingly resembles Neil Diamond, you won’t believe your ears. The likeness is extraordinary. Performances 8 p.m. Frida, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Adults $18, Seniors $17, Students $12. Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, 772-5862

Enchantments: The Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock and Clyde Butcher featuring the early 20th-century photographs of Southwest Florida by Julian Dimock paired with select works by photographer Clyde Butcher, comparing and contrasting the region’s remote landscapes 100 years apart. Curated by Theresa Schober and Dr. Jerald T. Milanich, in collaboration with Clyde Butcher. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening Friday, May 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with lecture by guest scholar and author Dr. Jerald T. Milanich, followed by a Q&A. $9.50 adults, $5 students. Southwest Florida Museum of History, 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, 321-7430. museumofhistory.org

• Free Line Dance Lessons Line Dance Lessons every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Dixie Roadhouse LTD, 1023 SE 47th Ter, Cape Coral, 541-7900. facebook.com/dixieroadhouse

Hollywood’s Who’s Who in World War II This original exhibit explores the wartime contributions and experiences of famous personalities in the entertainment, sports and music fields. Discover who served on the front lines and who was a bomber pilot. Learn who survived a concentration camp, who was an Olympian and who was a spy. The exhibit contains unique artifacts and photographs. On display now through Aug. 16. 1-4 p.m. $5-$10. Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, 4760 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 7, Naples, 263-9200. HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org

Island Music – John Frinzi & John Patti Vocalist/guitarist John Frinzi and steel pan master John Patti perfectly blend the elements of beach, folk, pop, island and jazz. 7-9 p.m. $15-$25. Center For performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 495-8989. artcenterbonita.org

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice team up for one of the most spectacular and entertaining musicals to ever hit the stage. Jacob gives his son, Joseph, a magnificent coat of many colors. His brothers become so jealous that they sell him into slavery in Egypt. Upon arrival in Egypt, Joseph is sold once again. Because of his great gift for interpreting dreams, he rises from the status of lowly house slave to become the Pharaoh’s advisor. With a crash of drums and a flash of light we bring you a fun-filled story all ages will enjoy. Show dates: June 26-Aug. 9. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, with select matinees. $18-$55. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com

Katherine Boren featured artist for June Boren’s current series- Neutral Tonalities continues her experimentation in multiple mediums. This work expands her focus on a monochromatic palette, utilizing of a combination of untraditional materials in unexpected ways, while emphasizing the reflection of light, textures, shapes, and differing grades of color saturation. Originally from NY, her work has been exhibited at numerous solo, juried, and group shows. The opening will be held on Friday, June 6 from 6-10 p.m. and the show will run through the end of June. Arts For Act Gallery & Studio, 2265 1st St, Fort Myers, 337-5050. artsforactgallery.com

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Linda Benson – Art of Selfie(Photo: Special to news-press.com)

Photography Art Show Photographer Caroline Morris’ artwork will be on display at Spirits of Bacchus through July 11. Hours of display are Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m. to late and Sunday from 1 p.m. to late. On Friday, July 11, Morris will be on hand for a closing art reception at Spirits of Bacchus from 7-9 p.m. The show is a culmination of photos inspired by areas around Southwest Florida. All of her pieces will be available for sale. Spirits of Bacchus, 1406 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, 560-7388.

• RENT the Musical RENT is a rock musical that depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, cross-dressing, drugs, paying their rent, and life under the shadow of AIDS. Content is considered R rated. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. $15 for adults, $10 for students. Fort Myers High School, 2635 Cortez Blvd., Fort Myers, 738-3525. facebook.com/events/492216457578892/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Sun Splash’s Relay for Life Fundraiser Event Cape Coral’s Sun Splash Waterpark will be hosting a Relay for Life fundraiser event. Have a family night out while supporting a great cause from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, June 27. Not only will the park be open at night, Sun Splash will also be showing Disney’s "Frozen" on a big blow up screen by the family pool. See your team captain or contact Emily Teachout at emily.teachout@cancer.org for presale tickets. Adult tickets are $10, children tickets for 14 and under are $8 and there is a $5 parking fee. 6-10 p.m. Sun Splash Family Waterpark, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, 574-0558.

The Naples Players Present "Gypsy" This classic American musical takes place in the dying days of vaudeville and tells the story of Momma Rose, the quintessential stage mother, and her obsessive determination to make her two daughters in to stars no matter the cost. Inspired by the memoirs of the burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, this entrancing musical boasts some of Broadway’s most famous melodies like "Everything’s Coming Up Roses," "Some People," and "Let Me Entertain You." Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27-July 27. $40 for Adults $10 for Students 21 and under. The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S, Naples, 263-7990. purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=21792&event_val=GYPS

Wonders of the Beach and Bay" Watercolor Exhibit by Linda Soderquist features tropical watercolor paintings features landscapes, seascapes, wildlife portraits, coral reef scenes, and mangrove habitats. On display May 29-Sept. 29. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$5. Rookery Bay Environmental Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples, 530-5940. rookerybay.org

June 28

4th Annual LCBA Charity Golf Tournament to benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, and will include a Love That Dress! collection event as part of the festivities. Open to the public. Bring new or gently loved dresses, handbags, shoes and accessories. Each donor will receive a raffle ticket for a special getaway weekend. Single $125, Foursome $500, Auction only $25. Pelican Preserve Golf Club, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd, Fort Myers, 690-9840. conricholdings.com

Animal Refuge Center Bark and Bowl Extravaganza Tickets are $25 per person and include two hours of bowling, shoes, and an Italian buffet. For information and to get tickets call or email Tina Hager, 239-258-1278 vcarc@animalrefugecenter.net. 5-7 p.m. Gator Lanes, 7050 Crystal Dr, Fort Myers. animalrefugecenter.com

Haunted History Tours downtown Fort Myers Haunted History Tours in downtown Fort Myers. Come hear about reputed paranormal activity in residences and office buildings. Tour is 70 minutes and delves into the darker more sinister side of our local history. 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. $13. Reservations required 239-945-0405. True Tours, 2200 First St, downtown Fort Myers. truetours.net

Mound Key Archaeological State Park – Kayaking Tours Koreshan State Historic Site invites you to paddle to the cultural center of the Calusa Indians. Built from nearly 2000 years of human activity and framed in forests of mangrove trees, the shell mounds rise more than 30 feet. The estuarine waters surrounding the island are within the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and are an excellent place to observe dolphin, manatee, sea turtles, and native Florida wading birds. Reservations required 239-992-2184. ($55) all equipment included. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. College of Life Foundation Inc., 8661 Corkscrew Road, Estero, collegeoflifefoundation.org

SummerJazz on the Gulf Fun, free concert series that combines a diverse selection of jazz entertainment with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, stunning sunsets, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. Each concert is held on the resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. Takes place one Saturday per month June-September. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd North, Naples, 261-2222. naplesbeachhotel.com

Swamp Walk – CREW Bird Rookery Swamp 4th Saturday Walks at Bird Rookery Swamp are offered free of charge from May through August. Join CREW Land & Water Trust volunteer naturalists, George Luther and Bob Melin, for an entertaining and informative 2.5-hour guided walk on a portion of the CREW Bird Rookery Swamp. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing, bring water to drink. Cameras and binoculars are optional. Since it is the "wet" season, the trails may be muddy and wet. Limited to the first 24 hikers to register. 9-11:30 a.m. Bird Rookery Swamp Trails, 1295 Shady Hollow Blvd., Naples. 657-2253. CREWTrust.Eventbrite.com

Taste of Lee Tropical Fruit Fair Experts on growing tropical fruits and vegetables, local farmers will speak. Ongoing throughout the day, locally grown, unusual, tropical fruits and vegetable samples will be displayed. All tasting samples are free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $2 admission. First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson St, Fort Myers, 543-9910.

The Little Mermaid This is the classic story of a young mermaid who dreams of living above the sea. She strikes a deal with a wicked sea witch and exchanges her voice for the chance to live as a human. Show times: noon lunch, 1 p.m. show July 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 23, 25, 27, 31, Aug. 1, 2. $18. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 278-4422. broadwaypalm.com

• True Tours Historical Walking Tours 90-minute historical walking tours are done to educate and entertain with stories of local history, and talk about personalities of the founding fathers who built Fort Myers. Tours leave the Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., downtown Fort Myers. All tours begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are required. $12. True Tours, 2200 First St, downtown Fort Myers, 239-945-0405. truetours.net

True Tours History Tour Of Matlacha Island The tour begins and ends at The Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens located at 4637 Pine Island Road every Saturday at 9 a.m. in the garden, complimentary coffee will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $10. Reservations required 239-945-0405. truetours.net.

June 29

Drum and Dance Circle performers are welcome, bring your drum and gizmos, and stool. 6:30-10 p.m. Centennial Park, 2000 West First Street, Fort Myers, 567.0187.

June 30

Open to the Public USA Dance hosts Summer Dance $6 Spacious Ballroom. 1/2 hour class with Ron Fucci, 2 1/2 hours dancing. No performances, no partners needed. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Riverside Community Center, 3061 E Riverside Dr, Fort Myers, 954-798-0757. usadancechapter6049.org

July 1

Mound Key Archaeological State Park – Kayaking Tours Koreshan State Historic Site invites you to paddle to the cultural center of the Calusa Indians. Built from nearly 2000 years of human activity and framed in forests of mangrove trees, the shell mounds rise more than 30 feet. The estuarine waters surrounding the island are within the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and are an excellent place to observe dolphin, manatee, sea turtles, and native Florida wading birds. Reservations required 239-992-2184. ($55) all equipment included. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. College of Life Foundation Inc., 8661 Corkscrew Road, Estero, collegeoflifefoundation.org

July 2

Koreshan State Historic Site and College of Life Foundation Join Koreshan State Historic Site and the College of Life Foundation as we guide you through the historic beauty of the Estero River. Beautiful live oaks and native palm trees create a canopy over this peaceful river. This paddle is excellent for beginners or the experienced paddler! Families can request a private tour at no additional charge! Full facilities and historic settlement are available at the park. (Tour $45) all equipment included. Reservations required 239-992-2184. For your safety, our guides are trained by the American Canoe Association. Tours Daily! www.collegeoflifefoundation.org. 9 a.m.-noon. College of Life Foundation, 8661 Corkscrew Road, Estero

Movie Lovers If you would like to discuss them with other movies lovers, the Film Society of Southwest Florida meets on the second Monday of every month, year round from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Helms Club. Membership is $15 a year. You may attend twice without paying dues. A moderator leads the discussion and everyone is invited share or just sit back, listen and enjoy. For information call 466-4707. The Landings, 4425 S. Landings Drive, Fort Myers.

July 3

Comedian Alex Ortiz Labeled ‘The Boriqua Beast of Comedy,’ Alex Ortiz is one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world today. Along with working comedy clubs around the world, he has accumulated many, many TV appearances on shows such as ‘HBO’s Bad Boyz of Comedy,’ ‘Comedy Central’s Premium Blend,’ ‘Who Got Jokes,’ and winning the ‘Showtime At The Apollos TKO Comedy Championship.’ Alex Ortiz has performed for USO tours in 15 different countries! Showtimes: 9 p.m. Thursday, Saturday-Sunday, July 3, 5-6. $25. Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, 389-6901. offthehookcomedy.com/

Mound Key Archaeological State Park – Kayaking Tours Koreshan State Historic Site invites you to paddle to the cultural center of the Calusa Indians. Built from nearly 2000 years of human activity and framed in forests of mangrove trees, the shell mounds rise more than 30 feet. The estuarine waters surrounding the island are within the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and are an excellent place to observe dolphin, manatee, sea turtles, and native Florida wading birds. Reservations required 239-992-2184. ($55) all equipment included. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. College of Life Foundation Inc., 8661 Corkscrew Road, Estero, collegeoflifefoundation.org

July 4

"July 4th Patriotism Pop Up Art Studio" Join artist Leoma Lovegrove in a July 4 celebration of patriotism and paint an American Flag with her. She will also perform twice to patriotic tunes to create her version of the American Flag. Special celebrity guests will join in and paint along with her. The flags that are painted by the public this day will be part of collaboration piece to benefit and promote Lee County School Corp’s production of the Pride & Patriotism event this coming November. 3-10 p.m. Franklin Shops On First Street, 2200 1st St, Fort Myers, 283-6453. Leomalovegrove.com

8th Annual Great American Picnic Get an early start on your Fourth of July with the "Great American Picnic" at Cape Harbour. Decorate a Patriotic Hat and you could win a Blue Ribbon! Activities include Best Patriotic Hat Contest (All ages), Patriotic Pet Parade, Water Balloon Tossing Contest (ages 5-16), Watermelon Eating Contest (ages 5-16), Best Patriotic Cupcake Contest, Farmers Market, and live music. At 11:30 the pets line up for a Pet Parade and photo, there is no pet contest this year. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cape Harbour, 5828 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral. 470-2746. capeharbour.com

• First Friday Dixie Downtown Hoedown Live music, entertainment, food, drinks, free dance lessons and loads of fun. Held in the street in front of Dixie Roadhouse, 1023 S.E. 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, the first Friday every month. 541-7900. facebook.com/dixieroadhouse

Fishermen’s Village 4th of July Celebration The Freedom Swim begins at 9 a.m. on the north side of the southbound U.S. 41 bridge and ends at Harpoon Harry’s. The Green Hibiscus Trolley will provide transportation between Fishermen’s Village and the swim starting point beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until noon. Other festivities include face painting by Metamasque, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; live music by the Garbage Men, noon-3 p.m. and The Kollections Band, 5-9 p.m. Viewing of annual fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor begins at 9 p.m. Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, 941-639-8721. fishville.com

• Fort Myers Art Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. on the first Fridays of every month (rain or shine) in the Fort Myers River District. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. at Spirits of Bacchus on Hendry Street. A map of Art Walk showing locations and parking will be distributed by participating galleries. 337-5050. fortmyersartwalk.com

Koreshan State Historic Site and College of Life Foundation Join Koreshan State Historic Site and the College of Life Foundation as we guide you through the historic beauty of the Estero River. Beautiful live oaks and native palm trees create a canopy over this peaceful river. This paddle is excellent for beginners or the experienced paddler! Families can request a private tour at no additional charge! Full facilities and historic settlement are available at the park. (Tour $45) all equipment included. Reservations required 239-992-2184. For your safety, our guides are trained by the American Canoe Association. Tours Daily! www.collegeoflifefoundation.org. 9 a.m.-noon. College of Life Foundation, 8661 Corkscrew Road, Estero

July 5

River District Ramble Purchase a wristband at check in and receive discounts and specials from the participating Downtown Fort Myers River District businesses and restaurants. 95 percent of all wristband proceeds will be donated to the monthly charity. Check in at Patio De Leon at 5:45 p.m., event from 6-10 p.m. the first Saturday of the month. Wristbands $15, Raffle tickets: 1 for $5, 5 for $20. 855-732-3836. .com/RiverDistrictRamble

Rockin on the River The concert series will showcase the no. 1 tribute bands in America. The line up is July 5: Elton John and Billy Joel. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 presale and $30 at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Passion Foundation. 5-11 p.m. Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St., Fort Myers, 227-4405. swfmusicfestivals.com

Your Dog Can Do This…Dock Diving If your dog loves toys and water then Dock Diving may be for you. Come try out this amazing sport, bring water and prepare to hang out and watch all the dogs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5. The Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, 464-1859. suncoastdockdogs.com

July 6

‘The BIG Car Show’ presented by Edison Park 8 and Big Brothers Big Sisters. All registration fees will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Seeking sponsorships and ‘Bigs’ for the ‘Littles’ who are without a big brother/sister. Join us for a great day filled with music, food, movies, and rare and beautiful cars. noon-4 p.m. Pre-registration of vehicles $15, then $20 the day of the event. Edison Park Plaza LLC, 2275 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers, 334-7661. facebook.com/events/442380219229573/?ref_notif_type=like&source=1

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