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Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Later Life’
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
For the second production of its 31st season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Later Life,” written by A.R. Gurney. This comedy/drama, directed by Jenni Elliott, will open on Wednesday, … Find out how to read more online.
Read their lips: It’s Lip Sync Showdown 3
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
Imagine, if you will, contestants scratching and clawing their way through a competition that requires nothing more of them than to dress up and mouth song lyrics. Turns out, it’s … Find out how to read more online.
Angie & Gary in 50 Years of Jukebox Memories & Radio Hits
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., SunEvents.com presents Angie & Gary in 50 Years of Jukebox Memories & Radio Hits at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron … Find out how to read more online.
It’s Oktoberfest time
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
Just when you thought Hurricane Irma would haunt our thoughts into Halloween, along comes Oktoberfest to help you forget all about the preparation beforehand and the cleanup afterward. Instead of … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
Irma is no match for the six strong-voiced women who will kick off Venice Theatre’s 2017-2018 Stage II season with “Beehive: The 60s’ Musical.” This rollicking overview of a decade … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Big Band opens season with a fun afternoon of music
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Big Band will devote the 2017-2018 season to some of the best bandleaders and composers of big band jazz music with this season’s series of “Swingin’ on … Find out how to read more online.
‘Saturday Night Live’ star Chris Kattan live at the castle
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
Chris Kattan will be live at the Visani castle on Kings Highway from Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 28-30. This is Kattan’s first appearance at Visani and The Comedy Zone, and … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Beach Party
Wed  Sep 20 2017 08:30AM
Though the Second Annual Venice Beach Party Music and Beer Festival has been planned to take place this Saturday, Sept. 23, at least since last year, the fact is that … Find out how to read more online.
‘You Can’t Take It With You’ opens MainStage season at Venice Theatre
Wed  Sep 20 2017 08:30AM
“You Can’t Take It With You” opens on Venice Theatre’s MainStage Tuesday, Sept. 26, and will run through Sunday, Oct. 15. Performances of this classic Kaufman and Hart comedy are … Find out how to read more online.
Hurricane-response workers offered a night out in Venice
Wed  Sep 20 2017 08:30AM
While Venice was spared the worst from Hurricane Irma, which impacted Sarasota County greatly with flooding, power outages and shortage of supplies, the Venice Institute for Performing Arts announces Thanks … Find out how to read more online.
‘Matty’ opens EUMC concert season
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
“Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson” opens the 10th annual Englewood United Methodist Church Music Ministry Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at 700 … Find out how to read more online.
Russian Grand Ballet presents ‘Swan Lake’
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts will be the host to the Russian Grand Ballet on its first-ever Southwest Florida tour of “Swan Lake” on Saturday, Oct. 14. The show … Find out how to read more online.
East and West represented at Common Grounds
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
San Diego-based singer-songwriter Charlie Imes and guitar virtuoso Daryl Shawn of Pittsburgh are performing at Common Grounds in October. Imes takes the stage at the North Port coffee house on … Find out how to read more online.
Food trucks gear up for battle
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
It’s all about food on the fly. The food fight will be among many area food trucks that have signed up for the third annual Food Truck Battle, to be … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Jazz Society opens 2017-2018 season
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Jazz Society opens its 2017-2018 season on Monday, Oct. 9, with a double concert featuring the Dick Hamilton Sextet and the Mark Markaverich Trio. The Charlotte County … Find out how to read more online.
New date for The Goldtones at Venice Theatre
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
The Venice Theatre Guild invites audiences to enjoy a night of nostalgia, music and fun when The Goldtones take to the MainStage on the new performance date of Sunday, Oct. … Find out how to read more online.
A special guest night with the Lemon Bay Chord Company
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
Every Thursday evening men of the Lemon Bay Chord Company invite people who enjoy barbershop-style music to drop in at the Christ Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Englewood as they … Find out how to read more online.
Sock Hop dance featuring Shake, Rattle & Soul
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
The Cultural Center will be the host for a Sock Hop on Friday, Sept. 29, featuring music from Shake, Rattle & Soul. Get out your poodle skirts and other nifty … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Sep 6 2017 08:30AM
This Friday and Saturday marks the second annual Big Orange Music Fest in downtown Punta Gorda, and once again, it’s sure to be an enjoyable experience for the whole family. … Find out how to read more online.
The Broadway Boys ready to light up Venice
Wed  Sep 20 2017 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts will be the host for The Broadway Boys on Sept. 23, at the Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave., Venice. First, they will … Find out how to read more online.


61st annual Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival
Wed  Sep 6 2017 08:30AM
It’s time for the annual festival that celebrates the history of a town and the pride of a community. The Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival was started in 1956 … Find out how to read more online.
Visual Arts Center open house set
Wed  Sep 6 2017 08:30AM
From Wednesday, Sept. 6 to Saturday, Sept. 9, the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda will be the host for an Open House featuring free demonstrations by talented VAC instructors. … Find out how to read more online.
61st annual Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival
Wed  Aug 30 2017 08:30AM
It’s time for the annual festival that celebrates the history of a town and the pride of a community. The Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival was started in 1956 … Find out how to read more online.
The Animal Welfare League presents A Taste of Summer
Wed  Aug 23 2017 08:30AM
The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County is an organization that takes in thousands of homeless animals each year, and not just cats and dogs. They coordinate an adoption program, … Find out how to read more online.
Sean Chambers to headline Blues Bash
Wed  Aug 30 2017 08:30AM
Two hair-raising moments helped shape the life of Sean Chambers as a guitarist. The first, the blues rocker recalled, was when he was 15. He’d started playing when he was … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Concert Band switches venues, sets concerts’ themes
Wed  Aug 30 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — It’s a brand-new home for a brand-new season of music. The Charlotte County Concert Band will take up residency at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center for its … Find out how to read more online.
Chalk Fest 6.0
Fri  Aug 25 2017 05:35PM
The Sixth Annual Chalk Fest, taking place during Englewood’s Pioneer Days Festival, will feature chalk art demonstrations and an opportunity for chalk artists of all ages to show off their … Find out how to read more online.
New arts festival debuts at Fishermen’s Village
Wed  Aug 23 2017 08:30AM
Arts in August, an inaugural art festival taking place Saturday, Aug. 26, at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda will feature original creations by local artists, art demonstrations, live music and … Find out how to read more online.
View the Solar Eclipse at the FSW James & Barbara Moore Observatory
Wed  Aug 16 2017 08:30AM
Skygazers can enjoy a solar eclipse-viewing experience from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, at the James & Barbara Moore Observatory on the Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus, … Find out how to read more online.
Battle unites artists for ‘Textures, Tones & Textiles’ exhibit
Wed  Aug 9 2017 08:30AM
Internationally known artist Gina Battle of Punta Gorda has brought together eight Southwest Florida artists working in a variety of media for “Textures, Tones & Textiles” at the Sidney & … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents comedy, ‘Annoyance’
Wed  Sep 6 2017 08:30AM
For the opening production of its 31st season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Annoyance,” written by Sam Bobrick. This “adult” comedy, directed by Michele Strauss, opens tonight and runs … Find out how to read more online.
Broadway Palm opens children’s auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’
Wed  Sep 6 2017 08:30AM
Broadway Palm in Fort Myers is holding open children’s auditions for their upcoming production of “A Christmas Story” on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. Auditions are on a first-come, … Find out how to read more online.
Downtown Fall Bash Street Party returns for second year
Wed  Aug 30 2017 08:30AM
No plans for the Labor Day weekend? Well, you have a great reason to stay in town for the holiday. Come to downtown Punta Gorda for its Downtown Fall Bash … Find out how to read more online.
Alligator Hatching Festival
Wed  Aug 30 2017 08:30AM
Gatorama’s 14th annual Alligator Hatching Festival is currently underway through Monday, Sept. 4, at the animal park at 6180 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale. The park is also celebrating its 60th … Find out how to read more online.
Sideshow oddities return at Two-headed Calf Fest
Wed  Aug 30 2017 08:30AM
Just about every St. Pete resident has a childhood story of the St. Petersburg Museum of History’s two-headed, six-legged calf. Removed from public viewing for nearly three years, the Two-headed … Find out how to read more online.
Exploring Downtown Englewood
Wed  Aug 16 2017 08:30AM
The community of Englewood has the unique distinction of sharing its boundaries with two counties, Charlotte and Sarasota. Some say that’s because Englewood is too beautiful to be contained by … Find out how to read more online.
Auction of Amemiya’s art set
Wed  Aug 23 2017 08:30AM
One of the area’s most gifted artists is also one of its oldest. At 93, Victor Amemiya of Arcadia is known for his exquisite creations featuring wildlife and landscape. Now, … Find out how to read more online.
Florida Studio Theatre’s summer cabaret series closes with a ‘Roar!’
Wed  Aug 16 2017 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2017 summer cabaret season wraps up with Carole Bufford’s “Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond.” This sassy songbird sings audiences through the end of summer … Find out how to read more online.
Exploring Downtown Venice
Wed  Aug 9 2017 08:30AM
Since a railroad line was first extended to Venice in 1911, the small town has been steadily gaining in both population and visitors numbers, and with good reason. Besides a … Find out how to read more online.
Social media superstar churns energy, humanity into nonstop laughter
Wed  Aug 9 2017 08:30AM
YouTube and social media superstar Vic DiBitetto returns to the castle on Kings Highway, Aug. 16-19, performing five shows. DiBitetto is a stand-up veteran who caught fire after his video … Find out how to read more online.


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