Worth the TRIP
Hot tickets across the state
Aug. 15 — Umphrey’s McGee, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. www.jannuslive.com.
Aug. 16 — Brad Paisley, Daily’s Place Amphitheater, Jacksonville. www.dailysplace.com.
Aug. 16 — Live, Bush & Our Lady Peace, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa. www.midflorida.com/amphitheatre.aspx.
Aug. 16 — Social Distortion, Flogging Molly & The Devil Makes Three, Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds. www.orlandoamphitheater.com.
Aug. 16 — Umphrey’s McGee, Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, The, Miami Beach. www.fillmoremb.com.
Aug. 17 — Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts & Elle King, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa. www.midflorida.com/amphitheatre. aspx.
Aug. 17 — Khalid & Clairo, AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami. www.aaarena.com.
Aug. 17 — Live, Bush & Our Lady Peace, Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami. www.bayfrontpark.amphitheatermiami.com.
Aug. 17 — Pedro The Lion, The Ritz Ybor, Tampa. www.theritzybor.com.
— Compiled by Janis Fontaine
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Spring Awakening – By the Florida Repertory Theatre Conservatory Program Aug. 15-17 at the Arcade Theatre. 2268 Bay St. 239-332-4488 or https:// www.floridarep.org.
DMV – By The Laboratory Theater of Florida through Aug. 25. 1634 Woodford Ave. 239-218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
Once – By Broadway Palm Theatre Aug. 22-Sept. 28. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 239- 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
Harvey – By Theatre Conspiracy at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-17 and 22-24 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 and 25 at the Alliance for the Arts. $11-$26. 10091 McGregor Blvd. artinlee.org/theatre/ or 939-2787.
Give My Regards To Broadway – By Gulf Coast Symphony at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $29-$59. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 239- 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.
Comedy Showcase – Laugh-in Lineup #17, a showcase of comedians, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Laugh In Comedy Café. $10 general admission; $15 VIP. 8595 College Pkwy. 479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Stress Buster – Experience Sahaja Meditation, a time-honored technique that helps reduce stress, increase wellness, bring better focus and attain balance, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the Cape Coral Lee County Public Library’s Meeting Room. Free and open to the public. 921 SW 39th Ter., Cape Coral. 786-262-1533.
Book Talk – The Lakes Regional Library hosts a discussion of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara at 2 p.m. For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared. Registration is required. 15290 Bass Road. 239-479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.
Edison Ford Program – The Edison and Ford Winter Estates hosts “Ask the Curator: Tell me more about Ford’s ‘Chuckwagon’” from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Join automotive curator James Moss as he provides information on one of the most interesting vehicles in the museum. Free for members; included with admission for non-members. 2350 McGregor Blvd. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419.
Bird Watching – Experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide at 6 p.m. Meet on the beach at the south end of John Morris Road. Bring binoculars, wading shoes and sun protection. Free with paid parking. 239-707-3015 or www.birdpatrol.org.
Comedy Show – Mike Pantzer and Nathan Wallace tonight through Saturday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. $18 general admission; $25 VIP. 8595 College Pkwy. 239-479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.
Music Event – Fort Myers Music Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy a variety of music at assorted venues. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.
Matlacha Music – Jim Getman performs at 7:30 p.m. at Bert’s Bar & Seafood Grill. 4271 Pine Island Road, Matlacha. 239-282-3232.
Blues Tunes – The Mark Telesca Band performs at 7 p.m. at The Barrel Room. No cover. 2214 Bay St. 239-333- 2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Concert Series – The Indigo Concert Series features Memphis 56 from 7-10 p.m. in the Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers. The free outdoor concert is sponsored by downtown businesses. 2215 Main St.
Open House – Rhythm in Motion Dance Academy hosts an Open House/ Meet Our Professional Instructors from 5-8 p.m. The event includes demonstrations, performances and drawings. The academy teaches all styles of dancing: ballroom, social Latin, line dancing, ballet, belly dancing, hula and youth. 912 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral. 239-565-7947.
Book Talk – The Cape Coral Lee County Public Library hosts a discussion of “All We Ever Wanted” by Emily Giffin at 2 p.m. 921 S.W. 39th Ter., Cape Coral. 239- 479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.
Blues Tunes – Pedro Arevalo & Friends perform at 9 p.m. at The Barrel Room. No cover. 2214 Bay St. 239-333- 2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Library Bingo – The East County Regional Library hosts Library Bingo at 1 p.m. Try your luck and enjoy an afternoon of fun with library bingo. 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres. 239-479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.
Honey Bee Day – The Edison and Ford Estates celebrates National Honey Bee Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The free event includes a series of workshops, hands-on demonstrations, honey tastings, a Q&A session with Freddy Howard, a bee inspector and informational tables. Native and pollinator plants will be for sale in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. 2350 McGregor Blvd. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419.
Benefit Event – Songwriters 4 Vets runs from 8-11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. The country concert for a cause features seven Nashville country songwriters, alongside Southwest Florida musician Ben Allen, performing and sharing the stories behind their hit songs to honor and benefit local and national veterans. A VIP event runs from 6-8 p.m. Tickets start at $100. 5001 Coconut Road. www.songwriters4vets.com.
Dinner Dance – A “Dog Days of Summer” Dinner Dance, with music by Tammy Truitt and catered by the Fowler Street Grill, is set for 5:30-10 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. $30; BYOB. 5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral. 813-419- 3613, wwwcapecoralsocialclub.org email@example.com.
Country Music – Texas musician Josh Ward performs at 7 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon as part of the Sam Galloway Concert Series. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. 2158 Colonial Blvd. 239-985- 9839 or theranchfortmyers.com.
Benefit Concert – The Americana Community Music Association hosts a Florida Music Food Initiative Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation. FMFI / ACMA musicians playing include Joe Virga, Peg and Em, The Dunn Deal and James Hawkins. FMFI members performing are Frank Julian and the Chicken Parade. Suggested donation: Non-perishable food items. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 239-691-4019 or www.americanacma.org.
Concert Series – The Patio Concert Series features Don’t Wait Up! from 7-10 p.m. in the Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers. The free outdoor concert is sponsored by downtown businesses. 2215 Main St.
Music on the Oak – Keefe Klug performs from 1-4 p.m. at Table & Tap at Babcock Ranch. No cover charge. 42850 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch. 941-235- 6906 or www.tableandtap.co/the-oak.
Bridal Blast – Hertz Arena hosts the area’s largest bridal show featuring local vendors, a fashion show, prizes and more from 1-5 p.m. Free entry for registered brides, $7 for others. 239-272-8477 or www.bridalblast.com.
Jazz Sounds – Bassist Don Mopsick and pianist Roy Gerson perform from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during Jazz Brunch at The Barrel Room. 2214 Bay St. 239-333-2225 or www.barrelroomfortmyers.com.
Sock Hop – The Shell Factory & Nature Park hosts a Monday Night Sock Hop with Michael D’Amore at 6:30 p.m. in the Dolphin Room. The evening features the best of 1950s and ’60s music with the lead singer of The Capris. $9 cover charge; full bar and dining available. 16554 North Cleveland Ave., N. Fort Myers. For reservations: 239-995-3999.
Swing Dance Class – David Flory teaches USA Dance of Southwest Florida’s beginner and intermediate East Coast swing group classes from 6:30- 8:30 on Mondays in August at Riverside Community Center. Singles and couples welcome. $10 for USA Dance members; $12 for future members. 6031 Riverside Dr. 239-851-9876.
Apple Info – An Apple Device meeting is set for 1-3 p.m. at the Collaboratory. The session includes a discussion of Apple’s major new operating system, Catalina, due out in September, plus tips and tricks. All are welcome. 2031 Jackson St. www.swacks.org.
FGCU Exhibit – The exhibition Global Sustainable Design is on display today through Sept. 5 at the FGCU ArtLab Gallery. The exhibition contains works from students from the 2019 Global Sustainable Design course study abroad. Students traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark; Malmo, Sweden; and London, U.K., to experience firsthand practical approaches to sustainable design. Free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday- Friday. A reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. 239-590-7199
Writing Group – The Cape Coral Lee County Public Library hosts a Writing Club at 5 p.m. Join other interested writers for a writing session followed by optional sharing and feedback opportunities. Bring a writing notebook or laptop as supplies are limited. For ages 11 and up. 921 S.W. 39th Ter., Cape Coral. 239- 479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.
Scrapbook Event – The Fort Myers Regional Library hosts a Scrapbooking Social at 1 p.m. in Meeting Room AB. The casual self-guided group of scrappers shares inspiring ideas and techniques. Attendees should bring their own scrapbooking projects; paper, scissors and other supplies are provided. 2450 First St. 239-479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.
Nature Talk – A Birds of Talk by Florida Naturalist Tony runs from 10-11 a.m. in the Art Hall at Koreshan State Park. Birds of prey, often referred to as raptors, are carnivorous birds with strong bills, large talons, and exceptional flight capabilities. Many can be seen in SWFL. Free with park entrance fee. To register: 239-992-0311 or friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-talk-birds-of-prey/.
Bowling Event – Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosts its eighth annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser from 6-8:30 p.m. at HeadPinz Entertainment Center. Teams will be challenged to raise a minimum of $750 per sixmember bowling team. Each individual bowler receives an event T-shirt, food and drinks, two adult beverages, bowling shoes rental and lane rental. 14513 Global Pkwy. www.JASWFL.org, 239-225-2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie Day – The Northwest Regional Library hosts its monthly New Movie Matinee at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy popcorn and see a newly released DVD. Movie ratings vary and the program is primarily intended for adult audiences. 519 Chiquita Blvd N., Cape Coral. 239-479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.
Book Talk – The Fort Myers Regional Library hosts a discussion of “A Piece of the World: A Novel” by Christina Baker Kline at noon. Sometimes fiction seems real and nonfiction reads like a novel. This year both will be discussed. Space is limited so registration is required. 2450 First St. 239-479-INFO (4636) or www.leelibrary.net.
Wine Tasting – Bailey’s General Store hostsaJVineyardsLuxuryWineTasting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Community House. Guests enjoy wines paired with an hors d’oeuvre menu created by Chef Karl of Sanibel Catering Company. $20. 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For reservations: 239-472-1516 or baileyssanibel.com/purchase-tickets-now.
Benefit Event – The 11th annual Love That Dress! starts at 6 p.m. at Embassy Suites Fort Myers, Estero. The event offers new and gently loved dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories at nominal prices to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee. The event features shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails. $30 general admission. 10450 Corkscrew Commons Dr., Estero. www.lovethatdressleecounty.com.
Comedy Show – Brian Aldridge performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Laugh In Comedy Café. $18 general admission; $25 VIP. 8595 College Pkwy. 239-479-LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com. ¦