2017-10-01 / Arts & Entertainment

CALENDAR

B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples

October

5 Thursday

Concert on the Lawn — The Good Bad Kids, 6 to 9 p.m. Local band that shares their love for Folk, Rock, Punk, and Bluegrass music. Known for their powerful harmonies and musical diversity, they take the stage and deliver an electrifying, riotous performance that is sure to get you hooked, up out of your seat, and on the dance floor. Food and outdoor bar will be provided by Naples Flatbread. Where: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place (on the lawn) N. Cost: Free, food and beverages are separate. For more information, visit mercatoshops.com.

9 Monday

Spooky Scavenger Hunt — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Look for all the spooky pictures hidden in the library and get a prize when you find all of them. All ages welcome. Where: Vanderbilt Beach Branch Library, 788 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. N. Cost: Free.

13 Friday – 15 Sunday

Florida International Air Show — Fri., gates open at 4 p.m., Sat. & Sun., gates open at 10 a.m. Feel the adrenaline at Florida International Air Show’s 36th year of providing highspeed military jets, serial stunts and interactive static displays to entertain aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Where: Punta Gorda Airport, Punta Gorda. For tickets and more info please visit floridaairshow.com.

15 Sunday

Naples Concert Band — 2 p.m. Enjoy powerful soloists and unforgettable music with Naples Concert Band. Bring a chair and a friend. Where: Cambier Park, Park St., N. Cost: Free

20 Friday

Ode for Irma — 7 p.m. Benefit concert with all donations going to the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to assist Collier County victims of Hurricane Irma. Concert will feature classical vocals, with Steffanie Pearce, Gulfshore Tenors, Gulfshore Opera emerging artists and jazz artists Lew DelGatto and Dan Miller and the choruses of Artis– Naples and many more. There is no price for admission, only your donation to support victims of Irma. Where: North Naples Church, 6000 Goodlette Frank Rd., N. For more info visit gulfshoreopera.org.

21 Saturday

6th Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival — 5 to 8 p.m. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWFL, Beer lovers enjoy over 60 craft beers while listening to great music from Rockin’ Horse and sampling tasty fare from Mercato restaurants. Also featuring a silent auction and stein holding competition. Where: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place N. For tickets and more information, visit mercatoshops.com.

22 Sunday

Empty Bowls Naples — Public Painting, 2 to 5 p.m. Spend an afternoon of fun painting bowls for a great cause and socializing with members of your community. Empty Bowls Naples Inc. is a non-profit organization and your time will help spread awareness and raise funds to eliminate hunger in our community one bowl at a time. All supplies are available. Where: Empty Bowls Naples Inc. Warehouse, 2221 Corporation Blvd. N. Cost: Free. For more information please visit www.emptybowlsnaples.com.

24 Tuesday

Mercato Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Extravaganza — 6 to 8 p.m. Kids get a head start on collecting candy as they visit participating merchants. The piazza outside The Counter will also feature a pumpkin patch photo area with Maleficent and Batman, a DJ spinning Halloween tunes, stilt walker, face painters and food vendors. Where: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place N. Cost: Free. For more information, visit mercatoshops.com.

25 Wednesday

Hallowine 2017 — 6 to 9 p.m. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy a drink and bite walking to over a dozen Mercato hot spots. On Event Day, go to registration tent and obtain your commemorative wine glass, goodie bag, wristband, and passport; then travel to all the venues for fun and enjoyment. Get your Red-Carpet Photos (can purchase separately) in full costume. The Mercato Wine Walk is the largest fundraising event put on by the Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club. Where: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place N. For tickets and more info, visit www.eventbrite.com.

27 Friday – 29 Sunday

Stone Crab Festival — Fri., 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual Stonecrab Festival is a week

end of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local nonprofits such as Freedom Waters Foundation. Where: Old Naples Waterfront, N.

28 Saturday

Community Day at Artis-Naples — noon to 4 p.m. Come explore the entire Artis-Naples campus, with art and activities for all ages. Activities include live music, an instrument petting zoo for kids and access to all museum exhibitions and galleries. Come dressed in costume and enjoy Halloweenthemed activities. Where: Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. N. Cost: Free.

29 Sunday

2017 Jazz Concert Series – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy live music by Naples Dixieland Jazz Band. Bring a chair and a friend. Where: Cambier Park, 6th Ave. S. and 8th St. S., N. Cost: Free to the public, however donations are greatly appreciated. 500th Anniversary Reformation Hymn Festival The Genesis Ensemble with the choirs of area Lutheran churches, featuring organ and brass, will perform in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the

Reformation. A reception will follow the festival. The concert is open to the community. Where: Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41, B. Cost: Free.

Ongoing

Farmers Market — Every Fri. starting Oct. 20 to April, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Produce, seafood, specialty foods, BBQ, arts & crafts. Where: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th St. N. Sites & Scenes: Collier County’s Historic Places Exhibition From August 3 to October 28, take the family to escape the heat and enjoy a display of some of Collier County’s most important historical landmarks and the stories behind them. 19th Century homes and a railroad depot from the 20s are just a couple highlights from this historic treasure trove. Where: Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave. S. N. For more information, call 239-262-6525 or visit colliermuseums.com.

Meetings

Naples City Council — Wed., Oct. 4 & Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. Come watch local government in action. Where: City Council Chambers, 735 8th St. S. N.

All dates, times and prices are subject to change.

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