3 To Do: Jazzy cabaret night with the arts

Marco Eagle

1. Wednesday: Jazzy cabaret night with the arts

The Marco Island Center for the Arts invites lovers of jazz music and The Great American Song Book, to listen to trumpet and flugel horn player Bob Zottola and his ensemble, Jazz Simpatico from 5:30 until 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 3.

Bob Zottola

Dancing will be encouraged. Toe tapping is a must.

The ticket price is $25 and seating is limited.

RSVP: 239-394-4221 or visit the website at marcoislandart.org/musicalinterludes.

2. Thursday: Lunch with the Chief

The Marco Police Foundation will host Lunch with the Chief, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 4, at Hideaway Beach Club, 250 South Beach Drive; $25 per person. The guest speaker will be retired Lt. Commander Vernon J. Gaberth, of the New York Police Department. He will discuss the history of DNA testing.

For resservations, call 389-2823 or 389-4511.

3. Art at the Marco Players Theater gallery

The romantic paintings of Patti Perrotti and Gail Risner will be showing at the Marco Player Theater Gallery during the run of “Heaven Help Us,” the last play of the season (which ends Sunday, May 7).

Patti Perrotti: Impressionistic in style, Patricia’s bold brush strokes and vivid palette bring to life colorful florals and graceful figures by the sea.

“Pink Hibiscus” by Gail Risner

Gail Risner: Gail’s lifetime interest in art began in grade school, painting portraits of her classmates. Her earlier paintings were large surrealistic or abstract images highlighting contrasting colors and textures.

A move to Naples 12 years ago changed the focus of her art, and she is now almost exclusively a plein air painter when weather permits.