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On Marco – “Between The Gulf and The Glades,” an exhibit by Jim Freeman Fine Art Photography, is on display through Nov. 4 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. A free opening reception with refreshments is planned for 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 5. 180 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island. 239-389-6447 or www.theMIHS. org.
CALL FOR ART
Pumpkin Art – The Great Pumpkin Tablescape Decorating and Silent Auction is accepting entries through Sept. 22 at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Your indoor 3D tablescape can be one large or multiple small pumpkins (but no fresh pumpkins). Height must be no larger than 24 inches. Use resin, plastic, fabric, Styrofoam, vines, wood, paper mâché, clay, or metal. This fundraising and community goodwill event opens to the public for bidding Oct. 10-25. Bids begin at $25. Benefits Marco Island Center for the Arts and the artists. Registration forms are available at the Art Center at 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island or downloaded at www.marcoislandart.org. Info: 239-394-4221.
Natural Selections – Friends of Rookery Bay and United Arts Collier are seeking submissions for the exhibition “Natural Selections: 2023 Painting Annual.” Paintings should reflect and/ or express the essence of Florida’s flora and fauna. The exhibition at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center runs from Oct. 31-Feb. 2. The deadline for entries is Oct. 2. 300 Tower Road, Naples. An opening reception is planned for Nov. 2. www.unitedartscollier.org/event/rookery-bay-united-arts-collier painting-annual-2023.
Worth the TRIP
Hot tickets across the state
· Sept. 21 — RBD, Kaseya Center, Miami. www.kaseyacenter.com.
· Sept. 21 — Alejandro Sanz, Amway Center, Orlando. www.amwaycenter.com.
· Sept. 21 — Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra Beach. www.floridatheatre.com.
· Sept. 21 — Brett Young with Jake Scott, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St Augustine. www.theamp.com.
· Sept. 21 — Eric Nam with Tiffany Day, House of Blues, Orlando. www.houseofblues.com/orlando.
· Sept. 21 — MercyMe with Matthew West, Hertz Arena, Estero. www.hertzarena.com.
· Sept. 21 — Fidlar. The Orpheum, Tampa. www.theorpheum.com.
· Sept. 21 — Emo Nite, The Beacham, Orlando. www.beachamorlando.com.
· Sept. 22 — SZA, Amalie Arena, Tampa. www.amaliearena.com.
· Sept. 22 — Wu-Tang Clan with Nas, De La Soul. Hard Rock Live, Hollywood. www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
· Sept. 22 — Lil Baby with The Kid LAROi, Glorilla, FLA Live Arena, Sunrise. www.flalivearena.com.
Sept. 22 — Sing Out Loud Festival featuring Mumford & Sons, St. Augustine Francis Field, St Augustine. www.oldcity.com/venue/francis-field/.
Heads Up – The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s Blair Visitor Center and boardwalk will be closed through Friday for renovations, but guided tours resume today. 375 Sanctuary Road W., Naples. 239-348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org/.
And This – The Environmental Learning Center at Rookery Bay is closed through Sept. 30. 300 Tower Road, Naples. https:// rookerybay.org/.
Nature Chat – Naples Botanical Garden offers Dig Deeper at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. Take a little thyme to become a garden sage. That’s a gardening joke. Hear more when you join garden staff for a chat about a different topic every day — like using adaptive tools, repotting orchids or propagating succulents. Free with garden admission. 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. www.naplesgarden.org or 239-643-7275.
Networking Time – DeRomo’s Hosts SWFL Inc.’s Power Hour from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This speed networking event is a fast, easy and intuitive way to make business connections. A sit-down lunch is served after networking. 26811 South Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. $40. Register at www.swflinc.com/events/power hour-september-21-23 or 239-992-2943.
Crab Talk – Museum of the Everglades manager Thomas Lockyear explains how harvesting a tasty crustacean built a city in his lecture “Clawing Our Way to the Top: How Everglades City Became Stone Crab Capital of the World” from 2-3 p.m. at the museum. 105 Broadway Ave. W., Everglades City. 239-252-5026 or https:// colliermuseums.com/event.
Virtual Talk – The Marco Island Historical Society presents the Florida Humanities Florida Talks Series which kicks off at 2 p.m. with a virtual talk, “The Little Town that Unity Built” by Dr. Martha Bireda. Virtual talks are free. www.themihs.org or 239-389-6447.
Love Chess? – Adults and teens are invited to sharpen their chess skills with practice games at 2 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Public Library. The library supplies the boards. 10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. 239-479-4636 or www.leelibrary.net.
Orchid Auction – The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance holds an orchid auction at 6 p.m. at the Naples Conference Center. Many varieties including rare orchids. All proceeds benefit educational programs. Plant Preview begins at 5:30 p.m. 1455 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. Email info@ GulfCoastOrchidAlliance.com or www.GulfCoastOrchidAlliance.com.
Live Music – AURA 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.
Ready to Rock – A Rock The Block party featuring live music by Jah Rockaz takes place from 6-9 p.m. in Strada Place between Bravo Italian Kitchen and Kilwin’s at Mercato. Purchase beer, wine, liquor, soda and water at the SNIP Collier tent and learn all about how they help domestic and stray dogs and cats in Collier County. Visit the Kids’ Zone with giant chess and cornhole games. Love cars? A Porsche display by Paradise Region Gruppe is planned. 9110 Strada Place, Naples. 239-254-1080 or experiencemercato.com.
Jason Cheny – Off the Hook Comedy Club presents comedian Jason Cheny on stage at 7 p.m. $25 or $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Benefit Concert – MercyMe and Matthew West perform a Disaster Relief Benefit concert at 7 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Contemporary Christian band MercyMe is best known for its crossover hit, “I Can Only Imagine.” Matthew West, the 2018 Dove Songwriter of the Year and a multiple Grammy nominee, brings his polished secular country music to the stage. Tickets start at $27.75. Parking is $30, cashless, plus tax and fees. 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. hertzarena.com/.
At The Stage – Four tribute shows in one night begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage. Artists include Bob Seger, Cher, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga. Dinner seating from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets for the summer dinnerand show series: Circle Bar $39.95; preferred bar $49.95; general tables $59.95; preferred tables $69.95. Reservations. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.
Night Creatures – See what comes out after the sun goes down at the Corkscrew Swamp Night Tour at 7:45 p.m. The swamp after-dark is a memorable experience. 375 Sanctuary Road W., Naples. 239-348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org/.
At Miromar – Dianna Fox performs Motown, jazz and blues from 4-7 p.m. near Coach Outlet at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Leah Rudick – Comedian Leah Rudick is on stage at 6:45 p.m. tonight, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at Off the Hook Comedy Club. The L.A.-based actor, writer and comedian stand up special “Everything is Fine” brought in more fans adding to her million TikTok and Insta followers. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Live Music – Wayward Souls performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.thecenterbar.com.
The Zig Zag – N Fusion performs from 8 p.m.-midnight tonight and Saturday at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 S. First St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Country Crooner – Brett Young (“In Case You Didn’t Know”) takes the stage at Hertz Arena at 8 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Tickets start at $39.50. Parking is $30, cashless, plus tax and fees. 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. hertzarena.com/.
Funny Guys – Matt The Welder & Average Joey’s Tax Evasion Tour takes the stage at 8:45 p.m. at Off the Hook Comedy Club, with performances from Matt The Welder, Average Joey, Davey Jackson and Cam Bertrand. With these four guys, anything could happen. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 239-389-6901 or www.offt- hehookcomedy.com.
Downtown Market – The Third Street Farmers Market is open from 7:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday on Third Street in downtown Naples. www.thirdstreetsouth.com.
Market Bonus – The Vanderbilt Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt. Don’t miss the Golden Retriever of Southwest Florida booth where you can meet Ambassadog Simba and learn about the rescue. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. www.vanderbiltfarmersmarket.com/.
Farmers Market – The Estero Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays year-round near the Corkscrew Road entrance by Fifth Third Bank at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.41markets.com, 239-289-3786 (text) or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Vets Group – Gulf Coast Veterans & Friends meets for coffee, doughnuts, fellowship and stories at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the Fleischmann Park Community Center. Veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam are welcomed. 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples. 239-289-6952 or [email protected].
Kids’ Soccer – The Miami Academy Unified Cup Soccer Tournament takes place today and Sunday at Paradise Cove Sports Complex. The Miami Academy Unified Cup Soccer Tournament features boys’ and girls’ soccer teams from U8 to U19 compete. 3940 City Gate Blvd. N., Naples. playparadisecoast.com/ or 239-252-4386.
Kids’ Day – A Family Fun Day at Honrando Nuestra Historia takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. This family event is part of Latin Heritage Month, and features activities and games exploring Hispanic and indigenous contributions to 10,000 Islands region. 180 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island. 239-389-6447 or www.the-MIHS.org.
Chess Group – Paradise Chess Club meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays at Crabby Lady. Chessboards and pieces are provided. All levels are welcome. 134 Bayshore Way, Goodland. www.paradisechessclub.com or 239-734-1250.’
Free Jazz – The Naples Jazzmasters Dixieland Band performs from 1-3 p.m. at the Norris Center at Cambier Park. Hosted by the Naples Jazz Society. BYO lawn chairs. Free, but donations are needed. 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. www.naplesjazzsociety.com.
Hey Kids – Live! Science Shows are hosted by the staff at Stemlab at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at Miromar, Suite 192, near WINK Playland. Get lessons on chemistry, aerodynamics and fire. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Live Music – Nicole D’Andrea performs songs that you feel good from 1-4 in the Restaurant Piazza. Josh Kaltner performs rock, from classic to modern, from 4-7 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.miromaroutlets.com.
Live Music – Kim Jenkins sings your favorite classic rock hits from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Deep Creek Elks Lodge #2763, 1133 Capricorn Blvd., Punta Gorda. No cover. Reservations. 239-413- 8244. www.KimJenkinsMusic.com,
Celebrate Saturday – Sunset Saturdays rocks the Cove Beer & Wine Bar at Paradise Coast Sports Complex at 6 p.m. Music by Nostaljah, drink specials. 3940 City Gate Blvd. N., Naples. 239-252-4386 or playparadisecoast.com.
Live Music – Simpli Fi performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.thecenterbar.com.
Marlow Rosado – Two-time GRAMMY winning pianist/composer/producer and songwriter Marlow Rosado performs at 7:30 p.m. in Hinman Auditorium at Arts Bonita’s Performing Arts Center. His program: “Los Colores de la Salsa!” Tickets: $35 at artcenterbonita.org. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. Come early for the free salsa class included with your ticket and taught by Angela Hicks beginning at 5:45 p.m. RSVP at www.cognitoforms.com/CentersForTheArts- BonitaSprings/FreeSalsaClassWithAngelaHicks.
Live on Stage – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 takes the stage at Hertz Arena at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $78.99. Parking is $30, cashless, plus tax and fees. 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. hertzarena.com/.
Sunrise Yoga – Get your zen on with Sunrise Yoga, which meets from 7-8:30 a.m. Sundays at The Factory at the Paradise Coast Sports Complex. Patty Kulak leads. Free. 3940 City Gate Blvd. N., Naples. playparadisecoast.com/.
Say “Woof” – Visit Naples Botanical Garden with your four-legged friend during Dogs in the Garden from 9-11 a.m. on Sundays and Tuesdays. Take a dog hike through the lush, fragrant foliage. One dog per person. No retractable leashes. Register at the front desk on your first visit. BYO water bowl. 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. 239-643-7275.
Church in the Park – Celebration Church meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in the Cambier Park Bandshell. 755 8th Ave S., Naples. 239-207-1704.
At Miromar – Greg Griffith performs timeless tunes from 1-4 p.m. between Ford’s Garage and Naples Flatbread, and Michael Giacchetti performs from 1-4 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Live Music – Laurie & Rusty Wright performs from 5-8 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.thecenterbar.com.
Swap Tales – VFW Post 7721 hosts Operation Chewing the Fat from 10 a.m.- noon every Monday through Friday at the Post. Share “war stories and a bunch of lies” over coffee and sweets. 1313 Collier Blvd., Naples. 239-455-7721 or [email protected].
Sunset Stroll – Take a Sunset Stroll at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk with a naturalist guide from 7-9:30 p.m. Watch the sunset from the observation tower, then listen to the changes in sounds as the day changes to night. $40 adults; $20 ages 12-16; discount for members. 375 Sanctuary Road W., Naples. 239-348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org/events.
Early birds – An early birding tour is offered from 8-11 a.m. at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Learn about bird identification, birds’ life habits, and the importance of the native upland and freshwater wetland plants and habitats. 375 Sanctuary Road W., Naples. $30. Discount for members. 239-348-9151 or corkscrew. audubon.org/events.
Kayak Tour – Rookery Bay offers a “Mangrove Tunnels and Mudflats Kayak Tour” from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Saturday at Rookery Bay. Navigate the mangroves and explore the mudflats from the water. Adults only. Single kayak $65. 300 Tower Road, Naples. Reservations required: www.RookeryBay.org.
Cottage Tours – The Naples Historical Society offers daily tours of the Historic Palm Cottage at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. This 45-minute tour also includes a stroll through the Norris Gardens and access to the archival viewing center to watch a 24-minute Telly-Award winning video about Naples’ past. Free for members; $13 non-members. Reservations required. 137 12th Ave. S., Naples. 239-261-8164.
Board Games – The Bonita Springs Public Library offers Board Game Day for Adults at 2 p.m. Tuesdays in Sept. Scrabble, Rummikub, Yahtzee, dominoes, backgammon, Chinese checkers and more. 10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. 239-533-4860 or www.leegov.com/library/branches/bn.
Spooky Stories – Christopher Balzano shares “Haunted Tales of Southwest Florida” at 4 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Public Library. A folklorist, author and legend tripper, Balzano knows where the bodies are buried from historic Venice to the haunted Singing River of Bradenton. Registration is required. 10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. 239-479-4636 or www.leelibrary.net.
At The Zig Zag – Cayman performs from 5-9 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 S. First St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007 or moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Live Music – Sean Paxson 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.
Shelling Time – Life’s a Beach Barrier Island Shelling is offered from 9 a.m.- noon Wednesday-Sunday at Rookery Bay. Join this shell-search adventure. $99. Reservations required. 300 Tower Road, Naples. www.RookeryBay.org.
The Essential Estuary – Rookery Bay offers an “Essence of the Estuary Eco-Cruise” from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday Sunday at Rookery Bay. Learn about the importance and uniqueness of this aquatic marvel. $99. 300 Tower Road, Naples. Reservations required. www.RookeryBay. org.
Woof Walk – Furry friends from the Animal Refuge Center meet-and-greet takes place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Sheriff ’s Outreach Center at Mercato. Come meet your new best friend. Suite 190, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.
Book Lovers – Join an “Old School” Book Discussion of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” at 4 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Public Library. When the animals take over the farm, it appears to be a good think. Then this notice is posted: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Registration required. 10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. 239-479-4636 or www.leelibrary.net
At the Zig Zag – Sideshow Bob performs from 5-9 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 S. First St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.
Bingo Night – The Cove Beer & Wine Bar at Paradise Coast Sports Complex has your favorite game on tap at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Cards are $10 cash. Food trucks on site. 3940 City Gate Blvd. N., Naples. 239-252-4386 or playparadisecoast.com.
Live Music – Josh Rowand 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.
Cipha Sounds – Comedian Cipha Sounds is on stage at 7 p.m. at Off the Hook Comedy Club. Just as comfortable on stage as he is behind the turntables, Cipha has carved out a distinct voice in music and comedy over the past 15 years. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
History Tour – An Ancient Forest Tour takes place from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 28 and Oct. 19 at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Corkscrew Swamp’s ancient bald cypress forest is the world’s largest remaining old growth bald cypress forest and was protected from logging in 1954. This three-hour tour along the 2.25-mile boardwalk through the ancient forest highlights the history and ecology of these ancient cypress trees. For age 16 or older. $30. corkscrew.audubon.org/events.
Important Film – “The Urgency of Now,” the award-winning film about Hurricane Ian and the impact of climate change in Southwest Florida, is premiering from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Norris Center. The film was created by KC Schulberg and Martin Reif-Beck. The 30-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion of local programs that target improved resiliency and sustainability. 755 8th Ave. S., Naples. $50 general, $100 preferred seating at www.eventbrite.com.
Jake Iannarino – Down & Dirty with Jake Iannarino, featuring Chris Kinback, is on stage at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Off the Hook Comedy Club. You’ve seen him in comedies with Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider. He’s been making people laugh for three decades. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Jazz Tribute – The Zach Bartholomew Trio performs the music of Chick Corea at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in Arts Bonita’s Moe Auditorium & Film Center. An endearing tribute to Chick Corea featuring Brandon Robertson on bass and Lucas Apostoleris on drums Tickets $35. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. artcenterbonita.org/.
Grammy Winners – Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin bring their Grammy Award-winning country and folk music to Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee at 8 p.m. Sept. 28. She was the Grammy’s Best Female Country Vocal Performance winner four times between 1992 and 1995. Shawn Colvin is a folk/Americana singer best known for her 1998 Grammy Award-winning song “Sunny Came Home,” which was named song and record of the year. Doors open at 7 p.m. For age 21 and older. Free parking. 506 S. First St., Immokalee. Tickets are $59 or $89 at www.moreinparadise.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Paul Reiser – Comedian Paul Reiser returns to Off the Hook Comedy Club for shows at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 6 and 8 p.m. Sept. 30. From the drama “Stranger Things” to “The Kominsky Method” to the new reboot of “Modern Family” on Hulu, it’s amazing Reiser has time for stand-up. $30, $40 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.
Food Fest – USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience takes place from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Paradise Coast Sports Complex. Taste foods from acclaimed local chefs and emerging talents. Wine, beer and spirits from the best mixologists and sommeliers. Live demonstrations and music. $65; $100 VIP in advance. 3940 City Gate Blvd. N., Naples. https:// wineandfood.usatoday.com/.
Free Jazz – The Naples Jazzmasters Dixieland Band performs from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Norris Center at Cambier Park. Hosted by the Naples Jazz Society. BYO lawn chairs. Free, but donations are needed. 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. www.naplesjazzsociety.com.
Learn Italian – Italian language classes begin Oct. 2 at the Naples Italian American Foundation. Three levels of classes meet on Mondays. Beginners meet at 10 a.m., conversational at 11 a.m. and intermediate at 1 p.m. Instructors include Lyn Errico, Frederico Buonafede and Carla Menza. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples. Classes run through April 29. Free for members, $100 for nonmembers for the series. Membership is $200 per person. Register in advance at 239-597-5210 or www.niafoundation.org.
’60s Concert – “Women of the 60s,” a show honoring the greatest vocalists who made the ’60s memorable, the takes place from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Norris Center. This interactive show featuring Martina Long pays homage to Janis Joplin to Tina Turner. Long, a veteran performer, is the UAC’s community engagement coordinator. Tickets are $20 for UAC members, $25 nonmembers. A portion of the proceeds benefit United Arts Collier. 755 8th Ave. S., Naples. www.unitedartscollier.org or 239-213-3058.
Country Rocker – John Pardi brings his “Mr. Saturday Night” World Tour to the stage at Hertz Arena at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. with special guests Midland, Ella Langley, and DJ Highmax. Tickets start at $39.75. Parking is $30, cashless, plus tax and fees. 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. hertzarena.com/.
Farewell Tour – Los Temerarios take the stage at Hertz Arena at 8 p.m. Oct. 7. The Mexican Grupera band features brothers Adolfo Angel and Gustavo Angel. Tickets start at $73. Parking is $30, cashless, plus tax and fees. 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. hertzarena.com/.
Funny Guy – Comedian Josh Blue brings the “The Freak Accident Tour 2023” to the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee Oct. 28. His groundbreaking win on Last Comic Standing in 2006 put him on the map and he’s worked hard to stay on top. He finished third on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and has been touring steadily since. The single father of a son and a daughter also represented the United States as a member of the US Paralympic Soccer Team. For age 21 and older. 506 S. First St., Immokalee. $49 online at www.goldentertainment.us.
Record Breaker – Christopher Cross changed history in 1980 when he won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album. For the first time, Cross swept the “Big Four” — Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. He followed that up by pocketing an Oscar for his song “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” from the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy “Arthur.” Cross performs at the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee at 8 p.m. Nov. 9. Age 21 and older. 506 S. First St., Immokalee. Tickets start at $60 at www.Ticketmaster.com.
Just announced – The International Network of Creatives, formerly Storytellers Creative Arts Inc., presents the third annual Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs Concert featuring Dove and Grammy Award-winner Guy Penrod. He’ll perform his favorite hymns from his new album “Blessed Assurance.” The concert takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Covenant Church of Naples. 6926 Trail Blvd., Naples. Tickets are $30 at www.internationalnetworkofcreatives.org or 239-234-2745.
Christmas Show – Tickets are on sale now for Marie Osmond performing her Orchestral Christmas Tour with special guest David Osmond live at the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee at 8 p.m. Dec. 12. 506 S. First St., Immokalee. Tickets are $129 at www.ticketmaster.com or at www.moreinparadise.com.
Austin Bell – The Macro Island Center for the Arts features an exhibition of Austen Bell’s photographs in La Petite Galerie through Sept. 30. 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island. 239-394-4221 or marcoislandart.org.
Joint Exhibit – A joint exhibition by United Arts Collier and Collier Museums is on display through Sept. 30 at the Norris Center at Cambier Park. 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. www.unitedartscollier.org/. ¦
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