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Arts & Entertainment: Week of Jan. 16

By Staff | Jan 16, 2013

Dixieland Band coming to Cape Coral

The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band is coming to Cape Coral as part of this year’s Faith Concert Series on Friday, Feb. 15.

You will not want to miss this upbeat, exciting evening. No strangers to Southwest Florida, the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has played at many concert venues in Fort Myers, Estero, and Naples. Started in 1976 at “Jimmy’s on the Levee” in downtown St. Paul, MN, this band has evolved into a premier show band which travels throughout the country. Although Dixieland is their favorite style, the band plays all types of music in their show.

Tickets for this concert are just $10 and can be purchased at the church office at 4544 Coronado Parkway or by calling 239-542-2858. You don’t want to miss this fun evening of toe-tapping Dixieland swing.

Open Mic Night

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host another Open Mic Night during Music Walk this month. Sign up outside on the loggia that night.

Open Mic performances will be on the loggia of the Davis on Friday, Jan. 18, between 7 and 10 p.m. The Dancing at the Davis Glow Party will be inside, in the Grand Atrium, from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Dancing at the Davis is the dancing destination in downtown Fort Myers during Music Walk. Get dressed up and come to the Davis Art Center for music, dancing and fun at every Music Walk. Fred Astaire Dance Studio will perform and offer a group dance lesson at the remaining Dancing at the Davis Events. For the January Glow Party, come wearing all white and dance in the black lights!

Themes for the rest of the season are Disco Groovy 70’s Party (February); Flashback 80’s (March); and Latin Dance Party (April).

Dancing at the Davis tickets are $5. For tickets and information, visit www.sbdac.com or call 239-333-1933.

Live entertainment at Miromar

Miromar Outlets invites the public to attend the following live entertqaiment events in the month of February:

Saturdays from 1 to 7 p.m. & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy free live music every weekend with a variety of performers and music styles!

Visit MiromarOutlets.com for complete list of performers and locations.

Screaming Orphans return to the Davis Art Center

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers will host the fourth annual Screaming Orphans concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers Jan. 26.

The band Kilt the Messenger will perform outside in front of the arts center beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the Screaming Orphans on the inside stage at 8 p.m.

The Screaming Orphans are four talented, funny, high-spirited, musically obsessed sisters who had the good fortune to be raised in the magical city of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland.

The quartet has a big following across the United States and is quite popular in Fort Myers, having performed here several times. January will mark their fourth annual concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The 2012 event sold out and provided a fantastic show.

All proceeds benefit The Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center and the Rotary Trust Fund. Food will be provided by Reuben’s Catering with special desserts by Norman Love Confections. Tickets are $60 and include dinner and the performances.

For sponsorship information or to reserve a table, call 239-332-8158 or 239-980-1077.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.sbdac.com or at The Alliance for the Arts.

Southwest Florida Symphony on Sanibel

The Southwest Florida Symphony will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at BIG ARTS, Schein Hall, 900 Dunlop, Sanibel.

Program details:

Leif Byaland, Conductor

Rebecca Didderich, Soloist

Mozart – Divertimento

Britten – Lachryme

Tchaikovsky – String Serenade

For more information email: info@swflso.org or visit .swflso.org

USO-Inspired Stars & Stripes Variety Show Gala Jan. 25

The SWFL Museum of History will hold a USO-Inspired Stars & Stripes Variety Show Gala from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.

The 1940s USO-style hangar dance and dinner featuring a Stars & Stripes Variety Show theme will be helad at Page Field, 501 Danley Drive.

Tickets are $75 and tables are available for purchase. Reservations are required by calling 239-321-7430 or can be purchased at www.MUSEUMofHISTORY.com.

For more information Email: hfinnegan@cityftmyers.com or visit www.museumofhistory.org

Chrysalis Chamber Players

New Hope Presbyterian Church welcomes the Chrysalis Chamber Players in concert on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. Free and open to the public, this concert will feature music for flute, trumpet, violin, and piano. They will perform works by Martinu, Stephenson, and Ewazen. New Hope Presbyterian Church is at 3825 McGregor Blvd., just one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club. For more info call the New Hope church office at 239-274-1230 or visit their website at www.newhopefortmyers.org .

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be presented at The Laboratory Theater of Florida beginning through Jan. 27.

The Laboratory Theater of Florida on the corner of Second Street and Woodford Avenue at 1634 Woodford Ave) in the Fort Myers River District. Remaining performances are Jan17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8 p.m., and Jan 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

Group discounts available. Tickets are $20 adults, $18.50 senior Thursdays, $12 students with valid ID. Call (239) 218-0481 or visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com for more information.

A Night with Vickie Shaw

The SW Florida Gay and Lesbian Chorus present will present A Night with Vickie Shaw on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers in the sanctuary located at 13411 Shire Lane right off Daniels Parkway.

General seating – $20 donation. VIP donation – $38: includes front and center seating, autographed program, champagne reception with a meet and greet. Visit www.gaychorus.org or call 239-410-2035.