100-plus things to do: January calendar full of events in Naples, Bonita, Estero

A special New Year's "Evening on Fifth" is planned for Dec. 31, 2021, and Jan. 1, 2022, in downtown Naples.

SPEND SPECIAL EVENINGS ON FIFTH 

“Evening on Fifth”: Enjoy live music, shopping, dining and dancing along Fifth Avenue South from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Free. Restaurants and bars along the avenue will be offering specials on dining and drinks. Evenings on Fifth continues every second Thursday of the month. For more, call 239-692-8436 or FifthAvenueSouth.com.

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ART SHOWS ARE BACK, AND MORE

Art Fest Naples Invitational: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples. It's the 25th anniversary of the top-ranked juried art festival with art, sculpture, wood and jewelry. It benefits a different cause annually. This year the portion of net proceeds go to STARability Foundation for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Free. artfestnaples.com

23rd Annual Wildlife & Wildlands Art Show:  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. Delnor-Wiggins State Park,11135 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, in a naturally shaded area of the park. Artwork depicts "Old Florida" and/or uses natural materials. Photography, watercolors, acrylics, fusion glass, ceramics, and jewelry. Percentage of sale proceeds goes to the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Park entrance fee: pedestrians and cyclists $2 each, auto with one person $4 and auto with passengers $6. Free beach bus from parking area of Conner Park, 415 Sea Grove Lane, Naples, to the show, 

Naples Doll Club show and sale: Saturday, Jan. 15, at New Hope Event Center, 7675 Davis Blvd., Naples. Many vendors with antique, vintage & modern dolls; toys; teddy bears; miniatures; doll clothes/fabric; restringing; appraisals; silent auction; raffle and more. Free parking; café on site. $10 for early bird 8-9 a.m., $6 general 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free for children younger than 10. For more, call Judi at 239-300-5023.  Proceeds benefit local charities.

Hand & Harvest Artisan Market at The Mercato: Twice every month (second and fourth Saturdays) from noon-4 p.m., with next one Jan. 22, at Mercato, Suite 3135 (across from Tommy Bahama and Z Gallerie). A curated collection of handmade creations by 35-plus local artisans with a focus on functional art, luxury candles, jewelry, body care, botanicals, baked goods, home décor, pet treats and accessories, empanadas and more. Also, Feb. 4 event includes 4-8 p.m. special happy hour market. More at https://mercatoshops.com/events/mercato-hand-harvest-artisan-market-1da31142-9f0c-4f88-a812-489fcf031b78

The Bank of the Everglades as a bed-and-breakfast with a spa.

GOLF EXHIBIT, MORE 

"Naples on the Golf": POSTPONED TO MARCH 18. 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Naples Depot Museum, 1051 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Naples artist Paul Arsenault and PGA Hall of Fame golfer Tony Kelley appear at a "Golf Gala Fundraiser" in support of the Save Bank of Everglades Building Fund. The event accompanies a new exhibit, "Naples on the Golf," in the Depot and includes presentation by Arsenault and a "meet & greet" with Kelley. Beer, wine and gourmet hors d'oeuvres are included. It benefits renovation of the 1927 bank founded by Barron Collier. $200. Limited to 75 attendees. SaveBOE.com or 239-719-0020.

NCO Inaugural Partnership Celebration: 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Naples Community Orchestra fundraiser/live auction to initiate NCO community partnerships with Artis—Naples, Florida Gulf Coast University and Collier County Public Schools by raising money to underwrite the orchestra's free student admission program and scholarships. It features music by Max Rabinovitsj and the NCO String Quartet, wine, cocktails and hor d'oeuvres prepared by Crave Culinaire. $125. naplescommunityorchestra.org

Standup comedian Ahmed Ahmed became popular overnight last week after a man called 911 on May 12 in Naples after seeing his show the night before at Off The Hook Comedy Club. Ahmed took a few moments Monday to sit down with the Naples Daily News to discuss his newfound fame and how it has opened a discussion about race and more.

LIVE, STANDUP COMEDY

Vic Dibittetto: The comedian performs Jan. 13-16 at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $28 general admission, plus a fee. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13; 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15. and 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

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Ahmed Ahmed: The comedian performs Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $25 general admission, plus a fee. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

Josh Blue: The comedian performs Jan. 20-23 at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $30 general admission, plus a fee. 7 p.m. Thursday,  Jan. 20; 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

Steve Rannazzisi: The comedian performs Jan. 27-30 at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $25 general admission, plus a fee. 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27; 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 29. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

The Naples Dixieland Jazz Band performs to a full crowd at its 20th anniversary concert in Cambier Park on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

DIXIELAND, MORE CONCERTS

POSTPONED — Southern Fried Swamp Jam Festival: Event organizers Jan. 5 announced postponment of entire festival because 38 Special canceled. It was to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. The free event also would have included music from Molly Hatchet and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, plus more local and touring country, blues and rock bands. Seminole Casino Hotel, 506 S. First St., Immokalee. seminoleimmokaleecasino.com

Naples Dixieland Jazz Band: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, in Cambier Park, downtown Naples.

Charles McPherson, jazz saxophone: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra with guest Charles McPherson. $54. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. St Leo Catholic Church Auditorium, 28290 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs. German-born pianist performs Bach, Schumann, Bartok, more, one of the Grand Piano Series.  $28, $38. grandpianoseries.org

Kenny Cetera's 'Chicago' Experience: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Backup singer for several album hits with his brother, performing his favorites, including early Chicago songs. $55. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

An Evening of Overtures: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14.  Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Naples Philharmonic, Associate Conductor Radu Paponiu conducting. Rossini's "Barber of Seville, Coleridge-Taylor's "Hiawatha" overture, Tchaikovsky's "March Slave," more. $15-$72. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Matt Schofield: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Virtuoso blues player rated in the top ten British Blues Guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine, $44-$71. 239-495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org 

Pink Martini: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Featuring China Forbes and special guest Ari Shapiro, known as the host of "All Things Considered." Band's breezy repertoire in various languages and styles identifies itself as "if the United Nations had a house band in 1962." $69-$104. Few seats left. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

CANCELED — Naples Jazzmasters Dixieland Band: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in auditorium at River Park Community Center, at 301 11th St. N. Naples. Free but donations greatly appreciated. Future concerts are still set for Feb. 19, March 26 and April 16. naplesjazzsociety.com or 612-327-3835  

Naples Concert Band: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Cambier Park band shell, 55 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Eclectic program of marches, Rossini and Puccini, vocals and more by the 80-plus band, Harris Lanzel conducting. Bring seating. Freewill offering. naplesconcertband.org 

Sypert Series — Haydn and Schumann: 3 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday, Jan. 16 and 18. Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Members of the Naples Philharmonic. $55. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Polish Orchestra Wieniawski: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers. The post-World War II orchestra, founded to bring musicians together to heal their country with music, has toured worldwide playing baroque to contemporary. $25-$55. 239-481-4849 or bbmannpah.com

Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: 8 p.m. Jan. 18-21, 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 22. Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Naples Philharmonic Pops, Stuart Chafetz conducting, with vocalists Shaleah Adkisson, Coco Smith and Blaine Alden Krauss, and John Boswell, piano. Hayes Hall, $68-$110; Norris Garden tables of four Jan. 20-21, $249. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Seraphic Fire: CANCELLED. 7 p.m. Thursday., Jan 20. Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd., Naples. CD release concert of "Hildegard: Ordo Virtutem," female member singing the music of mystic Hildegard von Bingen. $50. seraphicfire.org

Best of the Eagles: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Eagles tribute band with each member performing his counterpart's hits. Eagles music from the 1970s, ’80s and beyond. $37-$52. Few tickets left. 239-495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org

Tenor Anthony Kearns: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Gulfshore Opera presents the Irish tenor singing favorites from "La Donne e Mobile," and "Granada" to "Shenandoah" and "Danny Boy." $55. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Yesterday and Today — The Interactive Beatles Experience: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Six-piece band and vocals collects audience requests and creates a program of all Beatles tunes two minutes before the show starts. $55. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Appalachian Road Show: 7:30p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Honoring the music, traditions and history of the great Appalachian people and region with their own originality, the group sings and plays everything from dobro to upright bass. $35-$49. 239-495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org

GulfShore Opera GO Divas: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples. Solos and harmony from opera to contemporary. Part of the Hyacinth Series. Freewill offering. 239-261-1487

Michael Bolton: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $99-$125. Blue-eyed soul crooner, a Naples audience favorite, with hits such as "That's What Love Is All About," "Steel Bars" and "Missing You Now." artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

The Cleveland Orchestra: 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24. Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. First of the Visiting Orchestra Series. The Cleveland Orchestra, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducting.  Mozart — Symphony No. 36, “Linz”; Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 4. $101-$184. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Ben Rosenblum trio: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. New York-based jazz accordion and piano virtuoso and his trio on a tour through four Southern states. $25-$35. marcoislandarts.org or 239-394-4221

Tuesdays at Twilight — Blair Francis Paponiu: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25. Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples. Flautist with the Naples Philharmonic, along with concert pianist Alexandra Carlson, performs. $25. naplesucc.org or 239-261-5469

Masterworks Series: 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 27-28. Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Naples Philharmonic, Lee Mills, guest conductor. Villa-Lobos — Bachianas brasileiras No. 9; Aaron Zigman — Tangos Manos Piano Concerto, guest artist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; John Adams —  "The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra" and Bernstein — "Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story.'" $15-$74. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

The Sweet Remains: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Trio of independent singer-songwriters whose harmonies recall the famous harmonizers of 1960s music such as Cosby, Stills & Nash and the Eagles. (The film about their formation and bumpy early days will be shown 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in the Daniels Pavilion, $20.) $49. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Ronnie Baker Brooks: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Chicago blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter known in Chicago's popular blues clubs, with three solo albums for Watchdog Records. $32-$49. 239-495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org

Changes in Latitudes: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Tribute show to Jimmy Buffett, bringing conga lines,"Trop Rock" and hits such as "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." $55. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900. 

Naples Community Orchestra: 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples. Retired music director Max Rabinovitsj returns to conduct, with guest artist Isabelle Durrenberger on Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1; as well as Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" Overture and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. $30. naplescommunityorchestra.org

Opera Meets Broadway: 6 pm. Saturday, Jan. 29. Grey Oaks Country Club. 2400 Grey Oaks Drive N., Naples. Soprano Jacquelynne Fontaine and tenor Glenn Seven Allen perform for a concert with dinner. $125. gulfshoreopera.org

Michael Feinstein: 8 pm. Saturday, Jan. 29. Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Beloved Broadway singer's tribute to the centennial of the late Judy Garland, offering stories gleaned from her friends and family and singing some of her best works.  $85-$115. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Camerata of Naples — "Voices of the Holocaust": 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30: St. John's Episcopal Church, 500 Park Shore Drive, Naples, a program dedicated to victims of the Holocaust and war. $40. 239-596-8404

LOCAL MUSIC SPOTS

Live music at Ave Maria: From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday through April 30 along Annunciation Circle. Enjoy live entertainment while shopping and dining in the Town Center. Bands rotate weekly. avemaria.com/news-and-events/events/

John Juan: Acoustic guitarist performs 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday at South Street Naples, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. southstreetnaples.com or 239-435-9333

Jebry's Jazz and Blues Jam Session: 6 to 9 p.m. every Monday at Dogtooth bar and restaurant, 5310 Shirley Street, Naples. 239-431-7004. 

Karaoke: 10:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Sneaky Pete's, 3465 Bonita Beach Road SW, No. 120. 239-498-8887. sneakypetesbonita.com

Karaoke: 7 p.m. Thursdays at Naples Flatbread, 9118 Strada Place, No. 8170, Naples; 239-431-8259; naplesflatbread.com

Karaoke: 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays at Ben Allen's Backyard, 12655 U.S. 41 E., Naples. benallensbackyard.com

Twisted Bingo: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Naples Flatbread, 9118 Strada Place, No. 8170, Naples. 239-431-8259. naplesflatbread.com

Twisted Bingo: 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Dylan's Drafthouse, 1258 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples. 239-300-0192. dylansdrafthouse.com

Trivia: Wednesdays at Dylan's Drafthouse, 1258 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples, and Naples Flatbread, 9118 Strada Place Suite, No. 8170, Naples. 

Twisted Trivia: Thursdays at Tavern on the Bay Naples, 489 Bayfront Place, Naples. 239-530-2225. tavernonthebay.net

LECTURES/FILMS

Deep Dive Movie Nights: 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Jan. 12, "Casablanca"; Jan. 19, "Singin' in the Rain"; Jan. 26, "Lolita." Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Film historian and writer Joe Horine  introduces each film and leads a post-viewing analysis and interactive discussion on these films, which pass significant milestones this year (80th, 70th, 60th anniversaries). $10. 239-495-8989

Creative Diversity — Baker Museum Permanent Collection: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Baker Museum Addition, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Erika Doss, professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, speaks on subjects and styles from selected works in the museum's permanent collection. $15. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Asian Art and History Series: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Baker Museum addition, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. "Gold from the Silk Road" by Jason Sun, Ph.D., Brook Russell Astor curator of Chinese art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. $52. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Baseball author —Jonathan Eig: 10 a.m. Jan. 20. Baker Museum addition, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. "How I Learned to Love Baseball and American History, In That Order," talk by biographer of icons Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson. Signature Event Space, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $15.  artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Piano Talks — "300 Years of Americana": 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. Daniels Pavilion,  Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Concert pianist/educator Jodie DeSalvo traces  American music from its early years through 20th-century composers to contemporary artists. $48. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

History of the Guitar in Jazz: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Baker Museum addition, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Chuck Bergeron, professor of jazz history at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, looks at the development of the guitar into a jazz instrument. $40. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Art Talk —  "Norman Rockwell, The Famous Artist": 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24. Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Art Historian Joan Jacobs leads discussion on the famous artist/illustrator's artworks. $45. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

Hooray for Hollywood Series: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Rowe Center, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Movie writer/critic Rick Harris talks on "From Tots to Teens — Part One," the story of child stars who grew up on film, such as Shirley Temple, Margaret O’Brien, Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, more. $48. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

David Feherty: 8 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. Jan. 30. The professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster turned comedian serves up sharp insight and hilariously droll wit. $69-$159. 

Hooray for Hollywood Series: 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 31. Rowe Center, Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Movie writer/critic Rick Harris talks on "From Tots to Teens — Part Two," the story of child stars who grew up on film, such as Shirley Temple, Margaret O’Brien, Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, more. $48. artisnaples.org or 239-597-1900

THEATER: WORLD PREMIERE, CLASSIC

"Silver Alert" — world premiere: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays Jan. 5-23. Marco Players Theatre, Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Playwright Harriette Tax, with assistance from Bob Logan, wrote this comedy about an aging widow who foils her children's plans to take her car keys by using the extra set to roar off toward Las Vegas. $39-$40. marcoplayers.org or 239-642-7270

Miami City Ballet: CANCELLED. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Miami City Ballet plus members of the Naples Philharmonic. Refunds, exchanges or donations of ticket amount at 239-597-1900. artisnaples.org

"The Savannah Sipping Society": Various times Jan. 12-Feb. 6. Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Naples Players' production of the comedy of four  Southern women, drawn together by fate and an impromptu happy hour, who draw courage from each other in reclaiming the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost. $42. naplesplayers.org or 239-263-7990

"I Love My Wife": 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13-16, 20-23; 2 p.m. Jan. 15, 16, 22, 23. G&L Theatre, Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Road, Naples. TheatreZone presents the Michael Stewart-Cy Coleman musical about two couples who try a menage a quatre and manage to bungle it. The musical incorporates the band in comic narration and commentary. $50-$85. theatre.zone or 888-966-3352, ext. 1 

"Slow Food":  7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14-30. Joan Jenks Auditorium, Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. A couple celebrates their anniversary with dinner out, but will the marriage survive the service? A wacky waiter insinuates his way into their meal and their lives, and they find themselves examining their relationship deeply before the hors d'oeuvres are done. By Wendy McLeod ("And So It Goes"). Kevin Hendricks directs. $30, student $15. thestudioplayers.org

Staged Readings: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Poignant selections of written works carefully selected to enthrall and amuse, with material from short stories, essays, plays, the inside of fortune cookies, anywhere, made more impactful by local thespians. $20. 239-495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org

"Higher": Various times, Jan. 15-Jan. 30. 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Gulfshore Playhouse presents the live version of an original work by its former associate artistic director, Jeffrey Binder, who also stars. Two worlds, lives and times collide for a melancholy traveler in Prague, a city filled with ghosts, saints and whispers of the past. The timelines begin to intersect in mysterious and revealing ways. $38. gulfshoreplayhouse.org or 239-261-7529

"Pirates of Penzance": Jan. 21-22. Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave. Naples. Opera Naples production of one of Gilbert & Sullivan's classic comic operettas, with familiar songs such as "Poor Wandering One" and "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" along with a galleon-load of British humor. Times, ticket prices at 239-063-9050

KEITH HARING EXHIBIT, MORE ART

"Keith Haring: Radiant Vision": Now through Feb. 6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays and open Thursdays until 9 p.m. Naples Art, 585 Park St., Naples. $15; $10 for students through age 18, with student ID. 239-262-6517 or naplesart.org 

Art by students and colleagues of Theresa Girard: Through Jan. 18. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Theresa Girard, color expert and educator, is the founder and former art director of Access to Art, community-based fine art program. artcenterbonita.org or 239-495-8989

"A Colorful Dream": Through Jan. 7. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Family-friendly, interactive exhibition by contemporary art photographer Adrien Broom. Photographs, some large scale, detailing a young girl’s journey through a series of monochromatic fantasy worlds. artcenterbonita.org or 239-495-8989

Art Studios and Galleries Open House: 1-5 p.m. Thursdays through April. Naples Art District, Artisans Plaza, 5760 Shirley St., Naples. Thursdays through April. Tour over 20 professional studios/galleries working in a variety of mediums, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, and glass, in one convenient location. 239-572-3386 or 401-527-6554

“Florida: Paradise Found”: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, Jan. 10-March 1. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Works by local artists Emily James, JoAnn Sanborn, Phyllis Pransky and Rachel Pierce focus on subjects that create our "paradise" atmosphere. The artists speak in a panel discussion 6 p.m. Jan. 19 exploring the work, inspiration and process that shaped this exhibition 6 p.m. Jan. 1. Free. marcoislandart.org or 239-394-4221

"Rediscover Rookery Bay”: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. rookerybay.org or 239-530-5972

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Baker Museum: Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-4 Sundays.  Docent tours 11 a.m. and 2  p.m.; 1 p.m. only on Sundays. The Baker Museum, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 

  • Through March 2. "Subject Matters." Selections from the permanent collection.
  • Through May 15. "Baseball Heroes" and "Love in All Forms — Selections from the Art Collection of Patty and Jay Baker." Baseball memorabilia from great moments in the sport and works from the singular collections of collectors/philanthropists Patty and Jay Baker, including selections from Monet to Henry Moore.
  • Through July 24. "Ocean Gleanings." Debris art from Pam Longobardi, artist, art professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta and winner of the 2013 Hudgens Prize.  The artist will speak on her art in the Signature Space at The Baker Museum 2 p.m. Jan. 27; tickets, $15

$10, $5 active military and full-time students 18 and older;  SNAP EBT card entry, $1 free admission during Art After Hours — the next one is 6-9 p.m.  Jan. 26.  239-597-1900 or artisnaples.org

Artist Pam Longobardi works on a sculpture made from debris found on beaches all around the world including Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, California, Indonesia and the Gulf of Mexico at the Baker Museum in Naples. The exhibit is  called "Ocean Gleanings.” It runs through mid July.

“The Everglades: A World Worth Keeping”: Rosen Gallery, 2172 J&C Blvd., Naples. Julie Kimball’s abstract landscape show. Information: 239-405-2826.

Batik/rozome or shibori dyeing of silk scarfs or paintings: Classes at Inspirations Gallery, 5450B Shirley Street, Naples. All levels welcome. $150 plus $50 supplies for four afternoons. Call or email for days: 603-686-2187 or leighherndon@comcast.net. 

New classes: Naples Art Studios, North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd., 

Naples. Clay hand building and raku techniques; palette knife oil painting; 

 beginners macrame workshop. 239-821-1061

The Left Bank Art Fest: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at The Esplanade, 740 Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Juried artists include photography, jewelry, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, ceramics, wood, bronze, glass and more. Free admission and free parking. For more, call 239-290-7927.

CHECK OUT FARMERS MARKETS

Ave Maria Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday from November through April. More than 20 vendors offer locally grown produce, citrus, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, local honey, soaps, candles, oils, beauty products, crafts, flowers, plants, jewelry, accessories, clothing and more. Market is on Annunciation Circle, near the welcome center, 5076 Annunciation Circle, No. 104, Ave Maria.

Third Street South Famers Market: 7:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday, on Third Street South, from Broad Ave South to 13th Ave South, in Old Naples; Entry is from 13th Avenue South. Fresh produce, flowers, pastas, seafood, baked goods, prepared foods, jams, relishes, fresh-roasted coffee, more. Music, dog treats.

Sunday Farmers Market: 8 a.m-1 p.m. every Sunday. Koreshan State Park, 800 Corkscrew Road, Estero.  Local produce, honey, fresh guacamole and salsas, sea glass, jewelry, street food, arts and crafts, tie-dye and more. Free with paid park admission — $5 for up to 8 in vehicle, $4 for single occupancy vehicle, $2 for bikes and pedestrians. Information at floridastateparks.org

Farmer Mike's U-Pick: Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays year-round at 26031 Morton Ave., Bonita Springs with an onsite market and cafe, as well as U-pick produce and flowers. Call 239-498-4576 or click farmermikesupick.com for more. 

Miromar Outlets Farmers Market: Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in front of Ford's Garage; 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Find it on Facebook for more. 

Golden Gate Community Farmers Market: Open year-round, Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Golden Gate; Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 11725 Collier Blvd., Golden Gate. Visit farmermarket2.com for more. 

Immokalee State Farmers Market: Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily year-round at 424 New Market Road E., Immokalee. For more, call 239-658-3505 or visit fdacs.gov 

Inyoni Organic Farm: This 6-acre all-organic farm offers online ordering with Saturday pickup on the farm. Learn more at facebook.com/inyoniorganicfarm 

Pine Ridge Road Farmers Market: Open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays at 3370 Pine Ridge Road, North Naples. Find it on Facebook for more. 

South Collier Farmers Market: Open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays (note the new day) through April, 6060 Collier Blvd., Naples. Located in the Naples Outlet Center near corner of Collier and Manatee Road, two miles south of U.S. 41. southcollierfarmersmarket.com and also see Facebook page.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, from Nov. 13 to April 9, at the church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples.

FAMILY FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO

Koreshan State Park Garden and Settlement Tours: 1 p.m. Jan. 25; Feb. 8 and Feb. 22; and March 8 and March 22. Discover the various botanical specimens collected by the Utopian pioneer Koreshans and their specific purpose on this walking tour. Guests will tour the late 18th/early 20th century settlement and learn the history of this progressive society which promoted women's right to vote, equality of the sexes and education for all. Cost: $10 (does not include $4 park admission fee for single occupancy vehicle or $5 for up to eight per vehicle). Purchase tickets online at friendsofkoreshan.org/page-7741.

Hunt Slonem's Zoo: Through February. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sunday; closed Wednesdays. Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Road, Naples. Collection of colorful, animal-focused artwork by the artist, provided by the Harmon-Meek Gallery. Ages 1-18, $12; adults, $10. Tickets by reservation, at cmon.org; information, 

"I'm a Star": Registration for STARS spring performances. Rehearsals 4:30-6 p.m.  Wednesdays beginning Feb. 2. Registration at naplesperformingartscenter.com

Retro Game Night: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan 28. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 Fifth Ave. S., 

Naples. Bring your own blanket and revisit your childhood game closet with these retro games: Twister, Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry!, Uno, Simon, Yahtzee, Chutes & Ladders, Battleship, Operation, Clue, Candy Land, Guess Who?, and The Game of Life. Have a different game? Bring it and add to the fun. Ice cream sundae bar provided by Dairy Queen of Downtown Naples. Free. 239-252-8419

'ART OF STICKWORK' RUNS UNTIL JAN. 9, MORE OUTDOOR EVENTS

Koreshan State Park Garden and Settlement Tours: 1 p.m. Jan. 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22. Discover the various botanical specimens collected by the Utopian pioneer Koreshans and their specific purpose on this walking tour. Tour the late 19th/early 20th century settlement and learn about this progressive society which promoted women's right to vote, equality of the sexes and education for all. $10 in addition to park admission fee of $4 for single occupancy per vehicle or $5 for up to eight per vehicle. Purchase tour tickets online @ https://friendsofkoreshan.org/page-7741. Advance admission at floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/koreshan-state-park

Fire Starting: Noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Ave., Immokalee. Early pioneers of Florida often had to start fires from traditional means. Staff at Roberts Ranch will demonstrate how they did it various ways: traditional flint and steel, bow drill and char-cloth production. Free. Reservations requested. Form in colliermuseums.com Information: 239-252-2611  

Naples Zoo: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. Guests may buy tickets at the admission counter. For express entry, guests can still purchase online. 239-262-5409 and napleszoo.org

Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, at 3075 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. New exhibit: Beyond Shells: The Mysterious World of Mollusks. The exhibit consists of 11 aquariums home to giant clams, gastropods and a Giant Pacific Octopus. Admission is $23.95 for adults (18 and older), $21.95 for seniors, $14.95 youth (12 to 17) and students with their ID, $8.95 for children (5 to 11) and free to children younger than 5, and also active military. Visitors who bike to the museum receive $1 off admission. 239-395-2233 and shellmuseum.org

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