Art fairs, car shows, plays and more

FOOD AND MOVIES, MORE GENERAL EVENTS

Dinner and a movie: Enjoy a pasta dinner and an Italian movie every second Monday through March, starting January 15 with “Stanno Tutti Bene” with Italian-English subtitles. Naples Italian American Foundation, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples. Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 5:30, movies start at 6:30. (239) 597-5210 or [email protected]

ART FAIRS IN NAPLES, BONITA, ESTERO

New Year Art Fair: The annual event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, at Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Ave. S. Art Institute in Naples presents a talented selection of artists. naplesart.org.

Bonita Springs National Arts Festival: It’s 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, at Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs.

Art Fest Naples: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples.

Mercato Art Celebration: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, and 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Mercato, 9110 Strada Place, Naples. Free of charge. naplespicasso.com

CLASSIC CAR SHOWS

Avow and West Coast Muscle Car Club Show: the 20sth the annual event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples. Vintage and new cars on display, music and vendors. $15 per person, with children 12 and under free. Tickets are available at avowcares.org/wcmccshow. Proceeds from the show will help fund the Avow Kids program, which supports children ages 5-17 who are experiencing grief or loss in any capacity.

CAMBIER PARK CONCERTS AND MORE

Naples Jazzmasters Dixieland Band: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, January 6, indoors at River Park Community Center, 301 11th St. N., Naples. Other concerts are set for the same time and place on January 6, February 3, March 2 and April 6. All concerts are free, but donations are greatly appreciated and needed. naplesjazzsociety.com

Naples Dixieland Jazz Orchestra: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 7, at Cambier Park, Sixth Avenue South and Eighth Street South. Other concerts are set for the same time and place on February 11, March 10 and April 21. Please bring lawn chairs. All concerts are free, but donations are greatly appreciated and needed. naplesjazzsociety.com

Stardust Memories Big Band: The band is back for its 10th season performing nightly outdoor concerts. Musicians play songs from legendary American big bands including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington. Concerts begin at 7:00 PM and are at Cambier Park, Naples (Monday night) and Riverside Park, Bonita Springs (Tuesday night) ― 12 shows in total. Performances are January 22-23; February 5-6; February 19-20; March 11-12; March 25-26; and April 8-9. Suggested requested donation of $5 per person. stardustmemoriesbigband.com

A series of Koreshan Nights concerts: Bring a chair and enjoy live music by musician Ross Mead from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, January 12, performed from the Planetary Court Porch at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero. The Pryceless Island Grill food truck will be on site. Gates open at 6:30pm and music starts at 7. General admission $10. Tickets at friendsofkoreshan.org.

Live music at Miromar Outlets: Enjoy musicians playing in the square between Ford’s Garage & Naples Flatbread and at Restaurant Piazza. More at miromaroutlets.com.

BONNIE & CLYDE AT THEATREZONE, MORE

Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical”: See the true story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, filled with powerful ballad music and jazz and blues pieces by the legendary Frank Wildhorn. Various times and days Jan. 11-21, at TheatreZone, 13275 Livingston Road, Naples. Tickets from $50. theatre.zone or at the box office, 888-966-3352, ext. 1.

“The Refugee”: The world premiere of Brent Askari’s play, this bold new comedy explores patriotism, identity and belonging at Gulfshore Playhouse. Various times and days Jan. 11-Feb. 4, at the Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. Tickets from $40. gulfshoreplayhouse.org or (239) 261-7529

“The Lifespan of a Fact”: Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, a comedic but fascinating battle between fact and truth. Various times and days Jan. 19-Feb. 4 at The Studio Players in the Joan Jenks Auditorium at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. Tickets from $35 plus fee. thestudioplayers.org or (239) 398-9192

COMEDIANS ON THE HOOK

Aren Belisle: The comedian performs stand-up at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, and Thursday, Jan. 4, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #1100. $25 general admission, plus gratuity. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

Brad Upton: The comedian performs stand-up at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, and 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 and Saturday, Jan. 6, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #1100. $25 general admission, plus fee. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

Adam Hunter: The comedian performs stand-up at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #1100. $25 general admission, plus fee. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

Shannon Ford: The comedian performs stand-up at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #1100. $35 general admission, plus gratuity. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

The Dirty Show with Adam Hunter: The comedian performs stand-up at 10 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #1100. $25 general admission, plus gratuity. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

Pete Lee: The comedian performs stand-up at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., Friday, January 12, at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, and 18 :00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #1100. $35 general admission, plus gratuity. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

Craig Shoemaker: The comedian performs stand-up at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, Tuesday, Jan. 16 and Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #1100. $25 general admission, plus gratuity. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

Andrew Dice Clay: The comedian performs stand-up at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and Friday, Jan. 19, and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #1100. $100 general admission, plus fee. offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901

ART EXHIBITS

Botanical Revolution: The artist uses recycled clothing and other textiles to create dynamic sculptural works that reference humanity’s connections with nature by repeating the forms of birds, tree stumps, plants and cow carcasses. This exhibition, the artist’s first in the southeastern United States, will feature new work inspired by the birds and plants of Southwest Florida. The exhibit runs through April 7 on the first floor of the Baker Museum, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. artsnaples.org or 239‑597‑1111

KARAOKE, MORE MUSIC, CURIOUS FEATURES AND MORE

Karaoke: 7 p.m. Thursday at Z’s Music Kitchen, 12655 Tamiami Trail E., Naples. Visit Z’s Music Kitchen on Facebook.

Open Jam: 7-10pm Tuesday Z’s Music Kitchen, 12655 Tamiami Trail E., Naples. Enjoy music and food. More at 239-304-9552 or zsmusickitchen.com.

Jebri’s Jazz and Blues Jam Session: 6 to 9 p.m. every Monday at Dogtooth Bar and Restaurant, 5310 Shirley St., Naples. 239-431-7004.

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

Interesting facts: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Street City Oven and Grill at Goodlette Corners, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 4, Naples.

Interesting facts: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at South Street City Oven and Grill in Founders Square, 8845 Founders Square Drive, Naples

FARMERS MARKETS

Third Street South Farmers Market: 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday on Third Street South. Fresh produce, flowers, pasta, seafood, baked goods, prepared foods, jams, pastries, freshly roasted coffee and more. Music, dog treats.

St. Paul Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3901 Davis Blvd., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Naples. Gift shop and unique boutique.

Golden Gate Community Farmers Market: Open year-round, Saturday 9 am-2 pm Saturday at 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Golden Gate; Sunday 9am-2pm Sunday at 11725 Collier Blvd., Golden Gate. Visit farmermarket2.com for more.

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

Friends at Koreshan Sunday Market is back It’s open from 8am to 1pm on Sundays at a new location, Three Oaks Town Center, 18731 Three Oaks Parkway, south Lee County. More on Facebook

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

Estero Farmers Market at Miromar Outlet: Open 9am to 1pm Saturday near Corkscrew Road entrance; 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Find him on Facebook for more.

Pine Ridge Road Farmers Market: Open 9am-2pm Sunday at 3370 Pine Ridge Road, North Naples. Find him on Facebook for more.

Marco Island Farmers Market: Wednesday through April 10, 2024 at Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave. Find more information here.

OTHER EVENTS, MUSEUMS, MORE

Palm Cottage: The oldest house in Naples is open. Self-guided tours are available with docents answering questions. No RSVP required. A seven-month project helped restore the 1895 building after Hurricane Ian tore through Southwest Florida on September 28, 2022. More at NaplesHistoricalSociety.org or 239-261-8164.

Visit a museum: Collier County has a rich history and there are five museums where you can learn about it — Collier Museum at Government Center (Naples), Everglades Museum, Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, Naples Depot Museum and Island History Museum Marco. Visit colliermuseums.com to learn more.

Revs Institute: Revs Institute reopened after being closed for two months for maintenance. Schedule a visit at revsinstitute.org or 239-687-7387. The auto museum — among the top 10 in the U.S. — is located at 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive, near Naples Airport.

MEETINGS AND OTHERS

Collier Fruit Growers Inc. Food Club: Meets twice a month, every week every Thursday, from 9am to 1pm at IFAS – Collier Fair Grounds, 14700 Immokalee Road, outside to the left of the Butterfly Garden. The club also meets monthly from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the third Monday at the Greater Naples Fire and Rescue Department, 14575 Collier Blvd., Naples. Enter through the east door (Collier Boulevard) on the administration building side. collierfruit.org.

Dave Osborne is the regional news editor for the Naples Daily News and the News-Press. Follow him on Instagram and Threads @lacrossewriter and on Twitter @NDN_dosborn.

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