What to do the week of Jan 28 - Feb 3
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 07:39 PM

What to do the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2019

  • Nature & Sealife cruise
  • 'Guerilla Girls: Rattling Cages Since 1985
  • Garden tours
  • 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Midlife2!,'
  • Crafts for Kids
  • Art Walk
  • Antique Ford Car Show

...and so much more!

Nature & Sealife cruise, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Sanibel
Daily
– Enjoy a naturalist-led excursion through the tranquil waters of Tarpon Bay, located in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Look for manatees, dolphins birds and more. Touch tanks also included.
$23 adults, $15 children, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, reservations recommended, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 239-472-8900, tarponbayexplorers.com

‘Guerilla Girls: Rattling Cages Since 1985,’ Rauschenberg Gallery, FSW campus, Fort Myers
Through March 23 –
An internationally-renowned feminist advocacy and art collective, the Guerrilla Girls maintain anonymity while confronting and addressing systemic problems of gender and racial parity in the art world.  Attacking art institutions for discriminatory and inequitable practices on their own gallery walls, the Guerrilla Girls have designed a participatory chalkboard installation for visitor “complaints” and covered the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery floor-to-ceiling with an immersive selection of the group’s most notable public art/protest poster campaigns.
Free, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway S.W., Building L, Fort Myers, 239-489-9313, rauschenberggallery.com

Garden tours, Berne Davis Gardens, downtown Fort Myers
Tuesdays through May 21
– A project of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council that features council member-led tours through areas of bromeliads, hibiscus, rare and tropical fruit, native plants and a bonsai display.
Free admission and parking, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Berne Davis Gardens, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, 239-332-4942, fmlcgardencouncil.com

‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘Midlife 2!,’ Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers
‘Saturday Night Fever’ Jan. 29-31, Feb. 1-3, 5-9
– Based on the 1977 film, a young man from Brooklyn tries to escape his problems and dance his way to a better life. He hits the dance floor every weekend at the discotheque, where he tries to win the admiration of the crowd, and his crush.
‘Midlife 2’ Jan 29-31, Feb. 1-3, 5-9, 14-17, 19-23 – The follow up to “Mid-Life The Crisis Musical,” “Midlife 2!” is a hilarious look at the aches, pains and joys of getting older.
Ticket prices and times vary, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-278-4422, broadwaypalm.com

‘Fences‘ and ‘Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical,’ Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers
‘Fences’ Jan. 29-30
– August Wilson’s modern American classic follows a former baseball star of the Negro leagues who works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, his bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and son, who now has his own chance to become a star athlete.
‘Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical’ Jan. 29-31, Feb. 1-3, 5-10, 12-15, 17, 19-24 – This new musical follows Rosemary Clooney’s rise to Hollywood stardom and a breakdown that nearly ended her career. The show features over 20 tunes, including “Come On-A My House,” “Hey There,” “Sisters,” “Mambo Italiano” and more.
Ticket prices and times vary, Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers, 239-332-4488, floridarep.org

Crafts for kids, Miromar Outlets, Estero
Wednesdays
– Toddlers to age 12 can participate in fun activities at WINK Playland.
Free, 10 a.m.-noon, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero, 239-948-3766, miromaroutlets.com

Working Waterfront Tour, Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, Fort Myers Beach
Wednesdays through March 6
– Learn about Florida's "Pink Gold" and the largest shrimping fleet in Florida. Visit commercial fishing docks, see how shrimp are processed and visit the museum with hands-on exhibits, touch tank and estuarine aquariums. Reservations required.
$20 ages 18 and older, $10 ages 6-18, free ages 6 and under, 9 a.m.-noon, Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, 718 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, ostegobay.org, 239-765-8101

Haunted History Tour and River District History Tour, downtown Fort Myers
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
– The Haunted History Tour is a paranormal tour of historic downtown Fort Myers. The River District History Tour acquaints visitors with the colorful personalities of the founders of Fort Myers. Reservations required.
$14, Haunted History Tour, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; $13, River District History Tour, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. All True Tours Historical Walking Tours begin and end at the Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., downtown Fort Myers, 239-945-0405, truetours.net

Stars of the Sixties, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers
Jan. 31
– Stars of the Sixties, starring Chuck Negron, The Cowsills and Dennis Tufano.
Ticket prices vary, 7:30 p.m., Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers, 239-481-4849, bbmannpah.com

Art Walk, downtown Fort Myers
Feb. 1
– A must-do in the River District social scene happening the first Friday of every month. Visit the many exciting galleries, exhibits and demos plus music, dining and shopping.
Free, 6-10 p.m. Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers, fortmyersartwalk.com

Flavors of Matlacha Island Tour, Matlacha
Saturdays through April 6
– This adventure combines Matlacha’s commercial fishing history with its colorful artistic charm. Enjoy samples of local fish and other tastes of Matlacha. Bring water, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Reservations required.
$18, 10-11:30 a.m., Leoma Studio, 4547 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha, 239-945-0405, truetours.net

Antique Ford Car Show, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
Feb. 2
– Each year, classic car owners and club members exhibit more than 100 cars on the lawn, along the Caloosahatchee River as a tribute to Henry Ford. There will be music, food trucks and visitors can tour the gardens, museum, laboratory and see the historic homes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the restoration of the antique Ford car collection.
Tour prices vary, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419, edisonfordwinterestates.org