2017-03-16 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


“Once,” winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 17. “Once” brings to life the tale of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. $36-$81. 777 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. VanWezel.org or 953-3368. “Once,” winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 17. “Once” brings to life the tale of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. $36-$81. 777 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. VanWezel.org or 953-3368. THEATER

The Last Romance - By the Charlotte Players March 16-19, with a matinee on March 19 at the Langdon Playhouse. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and the matinee is at 2 p.m. $18 adults; $9 students. 1182 Market Cir., Port Charlotte. Charlotteplayers.org or 255-1022.

The Little Foxes - At Asolo Repertory Theatre through April 15 in the Mertz Theatre. Tickets start at $26. 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. 351-8000, (800) 361-8388 or www.asolorep.org.

Girl Groups: The ’60s Explosion - By Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe through April 8. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. 366-1505 or westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Crazy For You - By Venice Theatre through March 19. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. $34 for adults; $17 for college students; $15 for children. 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. www.venicestage.com or 488-1115. Born Yesterday - By Asolo Repertory Theatre through April 15. 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 351-8000, (800) 361-8388 or www.asolorep.org.

The Great Society - By Asolo Repertory Theatre through April 2. 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 351-8000, (800) 361-8388 or www.asolorep.org.

Once - At the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 17. $36-$81. 777 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. VanWezel.org or 953-3368.

Shear Madness - By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 2 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. (239) 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

Anything Goes - By Broadway Palm Theatre through April 1. 1380 Colonial Blvd. , Fort Myers. (239) 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

SYMPHONY

CSO Concert - The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. 205-9743 or www.charlottesymphony.com.

OPERA

Opera Production - The Sarasota Opera presents “The Love of Three Kings” by Italo Montemezzi, sung in Italian with English supertitles, March 16, 22 and 26. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances begin at 1:30 p.m. 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. 366-8450 or www.sarasotaopera.org.

Winter Festival - Sarasota Opera presents “Dialogues of the Carmelites” by Francis Poulenc, sung in French with English supertitles, March 18 and 24. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $19. 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. www.sarasotaopera.org or 328-1300.

Winter Festival - Sarasota Opera presents “The Italian Girl In Algiers,” by Gioachino Rossini, sung in Italian with English supertitles, March 18 and 25. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $19. 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. www.sarasotaopera.org or 328-1300.

Winter Festival - Sarasota Opera presents “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini, sung in Italian with English supertitles, March 17, 21 and 25. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $19. 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. www.sarasotaopera.org or 328-1300.

THURSDAY 3.16

Tribute Show - A John Denver Musical Tribute is set for 6-9 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater. Singer, songwriter and tribute Ted Vigil bears an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Denver. $20 adults; $10 students. 2280 Aaron St. 625-4175, ext. 220, or www.theculturalcenter.com.

Big Band - Ingroov Big Band performs from 2-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. $2; tickets are available at the door. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175.

Cultural Icon - Bookstore1Sarasota presents “In discussion with Jerry Springer: Politics…The New American Circus” at 6 p.m. Hear the TV personality and political commentator share his insights into politics. 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Reservations are required: www.sarasotabooks.com/march-events.

Nature Bike - The Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club hosts a bicycle trek at Babcock Webb Wildlife Management Area from 8:30 -11 a.m. with Florida Master Naturalists Jim Knoy and Jamie Reynolds. Round trip is 11 miles. Voluntary donations are welcome. For reservations: (303) 868-8337.

Comedy Show - Mark Klein performs tonight through Saturday at The Comedy Zone at Visani. Tickets start at $8. 2400 Kings Hwy. 629-9191 or www.visani.net.

Art Project - Photographer and Hermitage Artist-in-Residence Amanda Marchand invites the public to be a part of her art in the Lumen Print Photo Project at 2:30 p.m. on the beach at the Hermitage. The project entails creating a large-scale sun print (photogram) on photo-sensitive paper with the human form. Twenty people are needed. 6660 Manasota Beach Road, Englewood. For reservations: Reservations@HermitageArtistRetreat.org or 475-2098, ext. 8.

Free Concert - Steve Flagg performs from 1-4 p.m. in the Center Courtyard Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Live Music - Trop Country, featuring Jamie and Dave, performs from 6-9 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. No cover charge, but donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items are welcome for the food bank. 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

Solo Act - Robert Garcia performs acoustic versions of favorite music from the 1970s decade done live from 6-9 p.m. at Ricaltini’s Bar and Grille. No cover charge. 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood.

FRIDAY 3.17

Art Event - Alive After Five (formerly Gallery Walk) runs from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Punta Gorda. Enjoy exhibits and demos at a variety of venues, plus music, dining and shopping. 505-0130.

Pre-Concert Class - CSO Maestro Raffaele Ponti presents “Behind the Notes” at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. The maestro offers his insight into composers, compositions, conductors, and the music to be performed in the upcoming concert. $20. For time and reservations: 205-9743 or www.charlottesymphony.com.

Singer & Guitarist - Patchouli & Terra Guitarra perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County. Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects, Terra Guitarra and Patchouli. $12 adults; $5 children. 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. 627-4303, www.uufcc.org or www.patchouli.net.

Irish Bingo - The Luck of the Irish Bingo Extravaganza starts at 11 a.m. at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. The event offers bingo with up to $2,500 in prizes. A pack of tickets is $30. Breakfast and lunch are available. 2280 Aaron St. 625-4175, ext. 212 or www.theculturalcenter.com.

Sock Hop - The Cultural Center presents the inaugural Shamrock Sock Hop featuring The Gold Tones from 7-10 p.m. ’50s attire is encouraged. A cash bar is available. $15. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175.

Country Music - Tru Kountry Band performs a Tribute to Country Legends at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. The show celebrates a bevy of great country artists in a true southern style with a full, live, traditional country band. $15. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175.

St. Pat’s Party - Fishermen’s Village hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 1-8 p.m. Family-friendly festivities include Paul Strowe, the Human Jukebox, live music, face painting, a Lee County Pipes & Drums Parade, Irish dancers, Irish food specials and more. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639- 8721 or www.fishville.com

Spiritual Program - Spiritual psychic medium Lorenzo Marion presents “Visiting the Temples & Halls in Heaven” from 6-7 p.m. at The Souls Journey. The program includes three guided meditations to reach the temples. $10 members; $20 non-members. 4456 Tamiami Trl., Ste. A-9. To RSVP: 875-8224.

Wine & Music - D’Vines hosts an Only Whites Wine Tasting from 7-9 p.m. Claire Litke of Ramrod fame provides St. Patrick’s Day entertainment at 7 p.m. The best Irish T-shirt wins a bottle of house wine. 701 JC Center Court. 627- WINE (9463).

Quilt Group - The Peace River Quilters meet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Friday at Faith Lutheran Church. Due to room size, visitors are welcome December through April only. 4005 Palm Dr., Punta Gorda. www.peaceriverquilters.org or 833-4477.

Jazz Night - Mark Dupuy performs “Music to Remember: from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. 4069 Tamiami Trl., Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

Live Music - John Reno performs from p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. No cover charge, but donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items are welcome for the food bank. 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

SATURDAY 3.18

Golf Tourney - TEAM Punta Gorda holds its annual Golf Tournament at the Saint Andrews South Golf Club. The event includes prizes for winning teams, best costumes and putting expertise followed by a “19th hole” lunch and awards ceremony. ed.bouton@gmail.com or carol_kegley_186@comcast.net. Find complete details and register online at www.teampuntagorda.org.

Tribute Show - The Atlantic City Boys: A Jersey Boys Tribute starts at 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater. The groups consists of four singers who lend their world-class vocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the 60’ssinging the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. $17-$21. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175, ext. 221.

Shaman Program - Spiritual psychic medium Lorenzo Marion presents a “Sacred Journey Shaman 3” workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. today, March 25 and April 1 at The Souls Journey. The program guides participants through the Native Shaman teachings. Learn about universal healing, how to connect with your spirit guide, Mother Earth, universal intelligence and more. $25 non-members per class or $65 for all three classes; $15 members per class or $35 for all three classes. 4456 Tamiami Trl., Ste. A-9. To RSVP: 875- 8224. www.LorenzoMarion.com

Author Event - Sandman Books hosts Local Author Day from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Meet a group of authors at this open-house style book event featuring local writers from the area. 16480 Burnt Store Road. https://www.facebook.com/ events/1421731664512208/ or info@sandmanbooks.com.

Bluegrass Saturday - Southwind Bluegrass Band takes the stage from 2-4 p.m. at the Punta Gorda History Park. Bring lawn chairs for seating under the trees. $5 per person donation and a can of food requested. 501 Shreve St. 626- 5399, www.southwindbluegrassband.com or rbarrett@embarqmail.com.

Art Fest - The 11th annual Peace River National Art Festival runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at Laishley Park. The festival features fine art, handcrafted goods and assorted crafts, with items ranging from leather work to pottery and sculpture, plus food, beer, wine and music. This year’s emerging artists are Gina Battle and Lise Lindsay. 101 Nesbit St. 639-8810 or VisualArtCenter.org.

Preserve Hike - The Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club hosts a Charlotte Harbor Buffer Preserve hike from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. led by Sue Reske and Bill Dunson. Donations welcome. For reservations: 276-4219.

Nature Paddle - The Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club hosts a Myrtle Slough paddle trip with Florida Master Naturalist Jim Story from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants must provide their own PFD and kayak/canoe. Donations welcome. For reservations: 505-8904.

Dance Classes - Beginner and Intermediate Ballroom Dance Classes are taught from 10:30-11:30 a.m. through today at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. $37 members; $45 nonmembers. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com.

Live Music - Yard Dog Charlie performs from 2-5 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. No cover charge, but donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items are welcome for the food bank. 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

Farmers Market - A farmers market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m.- noon at Taylor Street and West Olympia Avenue in front of the old Charlotte County Courthouse. Shop for fresh and organic produce, seafood, baked goods and more. 391-4856.

Live Music - Frank Matyok performs from noon-3 p.m. in the Courtyard at Fishermen’s Village. Michael Hirst performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Court. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Wine & Music - D’Vines hosts a Cabernet Only Wine Tasting from 7-9 p.m. Entertainment by Rita Beach starts at 7 p.m. 701 JC Center Court. 627-WINE (9463).

Rock Out - American Made performs from 7-11 p.m. at Hurricane Charleys. 300 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-9695

Wine Tasting - The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar holds a Wine Tasting under the stars with karaoke, three bars and seven wines at each bar from 6-8 p.m. $15 per person. 4069 Tamiami Trl., Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

SUNDAY 3.19

Sunday Brunch - The Worden Farm to Table Sunday Brunch is set for 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the pavilion at Worden Farm. The menu features vegan, gluten-free and other dietary options by Chef Joey Egan of Tableseide and farmers Chris and Eva Worden, Ph.Ds. $80. 34900 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda. www.wordenfarm.com.

Car Show - Muscle Car City holds its eighth anniversary Car Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $15 to pre-register; $20 at the gate. Free admission to the museum with registration. Twenty Best of Show plaques will be awarded. The event includes music by Tom’s Traveling Tunes. 3811 Tamiami Trl., Punta Gorda. 575-5959 or http://musclecarcity.net.

Folk Legends - The Kingston Trio performs at 8 p.m. tonight through Tuesday at Venice Theatre. The Grammy-winning legends of folk music provide a trip through a musical genre that is adored by millions. $54. 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. www.venicestage.com or 488-1115.

Tribute Show - Mike T. and the Shake, Rattle & Soul Band present “In Dreams: The Music of Roy Orbison and More” at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater. $17-$19. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175, ext. 221.

Farmers Market - The Punta Gorda Historical Society’s Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at History Park, 501 Shreve St. Shop for vegetables, bakery, meats, seafood, plants, gifts and antiques. When the market closes, guided tours by Miss Starr of the gardens are available. $5 suggested donation includes a plant to take home. 639-1887.

Live Music - The 5&Dome Boys perform from 2-5 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. No cover charge, but donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items are welcome for the food bank. 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

Tribute Show - Dwight Icenhower and his Elvis Gospel starts at 5 p.m. at Visani. $40 for dinner and the show. 2400 Kings Hwy. 629-9191 or www.visani.net.

MONDAY 3.20

Tribute Show - Talent by Tiffany presents “Tom Jones Meets Elvis,” performed by Jeff Gordon, at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater. $17-$21. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175, ext. 221.

Poetry Group - Copperfish Books hosts a Poetry Circle from 6-8 p.m. The group meets once a month. Bring a published poem (written by someone other than yourself) to read aloud to the group. This month’s theme is “Friendship.” 103 W. Marion Ave. RSVP to 205- 2560 or copperfishbooks@comcast.net. www.copperfishbooks.com

Bublé Show - The Burnt Store Presbyterian Church concert series finale features the tribute show Shades of Bublé at 7:30 p.m. at the church. A three-man tribute to Michael Bublé sings the standards from Frank Sinatra to Lou Rawls as well popular Bublé originals. $20. 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. 639-0001 or office@bspconline.org.

Young Artist - Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s fourth annual Young Artist Program features “My Paradigm Shift,” starring popular WBTT artist Michael Mendez, at 7:30 p.m. tonight and April 3. The show features music, dance, and special surprises showcasing this multi-talented artist. $25 general admission; $100 VIP. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. 366- 1505 or westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Plein Air Painting - The Peace River Painters meet at 8:30 a.m. at History Park, 501 Shreve St. A painting review begins at 11:45 a.m. No fees; no instruction. www.Peaceriverpainters.com or peaceriverpainters@gmail.com.

On the Air - North Port Community Radio WKDW-97.5 hosts an open mic for poets, fiction writers, playwrights, storytellers and original practitioners of the written word from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays at the Common Grounds Meeting Hall. Area writing groups, school and college writers and teachers are invited. The format is flexible. Performances are broadcast live. 12735 Tamiami Trl., North Port. www.KDWRadio.com or 564-8739.

Kayak Trip - GAEA guides lead a Shell Creek Kayak Tour from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. $40, includes all supplies. For reservations: www.gaeaguides.com or (239) 694-5513.

Free Concert - Danny Beach performs from 1-4 p.m. in the Courtyard at Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Tribute Show - Dwight Icenhower and the Blue Suede Review perform a Musical Tribute to Elvis at 7:30 p.m. at Visani. $47.50 for dinner and the show. 2400 Kings Hwy. 629-9191 or www.visani.net.

Free Concerts - The Four Leaf Strummers Banjo Group performs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. George Voss plays from 1-4 p.m. near Good Ole Days Coffee and Paul Cottrell performs from 2-5 p.m. Center Court. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Solo Act - Robert Garcia plays acoustic versions of favorite music from the 1970s from 6-10 p.m. at Hurricane Charley’s Raw Bar & Grill. No cover charge. 300 W. Retta Esplanade.

TUESDAY 3.21

Tom & Michelle - Tom and Michelle Becker star in “It Takes Two!” at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater. The show features the music of the Carpenters, The Captain and Tenille and more, $15-$19. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175, ext. 221.

Plant Clinic - The third Tuesday Master Gardener Plant Clinic hosts William Klossner, president of the Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens, at 2 p.m. at the PGICA facility at 2001 Shreve St. Plant questions are answered after the program; bring specimens in a sealed baggie or photos of problems. Free and open to the public.

Book Discussion - Elsie’s Book Club, led by Elsie Souza, meets at 11 a.m. at Bookstore1Sarasota. This month’s book is “Swing,” by Philip Beard. The author will be on hand to discuss the book. 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Purchase of the book at Bookstore1 required for signing. www.sarasotabooks.com or 365-7900.

Free Concerts - Danny Beach performs from noon-3 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. Guitar Army performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Court. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Jive & Swing - “Britain’s Got Talent” stars and the UK’s No. 1 Jive & Swing band, The Jive Aces, present its show “Jump, Jive & Wail” at 8 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. $16-$46. 777 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. VanWezel.org or 953-3368.

Nature Paddle - The Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club hosts a Peace River paddle trip with Florida Master Naturalists Rick Fried and Bill Schuyler from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The trip loops down to a rookery and up Deep Creek to the Nav-A-Gator for lunch. Participants must provide their own PFD and kayak/ canoe. Donations welcome. For reservations: 467-0974 or 763-9248.

Film Series - The FGCU Foreign Film Series presents “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (United States 1948) from 1-3 p.m. at FGCU’s Renaissance Academy, 117 Herald Court, Ste. 211, Punta Gorda. $5. 505-0130.

WEDNESDAY 3.22

Live Music - The Gotta Luv It Band performs its “Where Were You Revue” at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater. The show features the classic music of artists like Tina Turner, The Drifters, Dion, Bill Haley, The Temptations and more. $17. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175, ext. 221.

Open Mic - An open mic night starts at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Common Grounds. Music, stand-up comedy and poetry are welcome. 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 564-8739.

Meditation Program - Spiritual psychic medium Lorenzo Marion presents “Meditation for the Soul” from 6-7 p.m. every Wednesday at The Souls Journey. Learn to live a balanced life and share a beautiful guided meditation. Love donations accepted. 4456 Tamiami Trl., Ste. A-9. To RSVP: 875-8224.

Live Music - Michael Hirst performs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. near Good Ole Days Coffee and Frank Matyok performs from 1-4 p.m. in the Courtyard. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Jazz & Blues - “Karaoke with Jeannie Smyth” runs from 7-9 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. 4069 Tamiami Trl., Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

Comedy Show - “America’s Got Talent” runner up Drew Lynch performs tonight through Saturday at The Comedy Zone at Visani. Tickets start at $12. 2400 Kings Hwy. 629-9191 or www.visani.net.

UPCOMING

Spring Lunch - The GFWC Punta Gorda Woman’s Club Spring Luncheon starts at noon March 23 at the clubhouse. The event features a presentation on “The Ladies Remembered” mural depicting seven woman who made lasting contributions to the community, a wine and cheese social, salad bar lunch, raffle and door prizes. $15. 118 Sullivan St. 639-5081.

Music & Comedy - Jimmy Mazz presents a brand new music, comedy and impressions show hot off the stage from engagements in Las Vegas and Atlantic City at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Cultural Center Theater. $15 members; $17 non-members. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175.

British Invasion - Celebrate the music of the British invasion, rock ‘n roll and Motown with Frankie & Donna at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Cultural Center Theater. The show features the greatest hits of the mid 60s, 70s and beyond. $17. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175, ext. 221.

Vocal Ensemble - Bion Cantorum, Charlotte County’s premier vocal chamber ensemble, present a concert of “Fauré and More” at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. in MacDonald Hall. 2230 Hariet St. $25 for dinner and the concert; $15 show only. www.bioncantorum.com or 625-4945.

ONGOING

VAC Exhibit - The Visual Arts Center presents the “Primavera” exhibit through April. The spring exhibit features lively, floral and fresh two-dimensional pieces on display through April. 210 Maud St. 639-8810 or www.visualartcenter.org.

March Exhibit - Work by painter Kitt Moran and potter Georgia Donnelly, a mother-daughter team, is on display through March at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd. 627-4303.

Featured Artists - Sea Grape Gallery features work by oil painter Kitt Moran and Nantucket basket and shaker box artist Nancy Giffin through April 6. 113 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 575- 1718 or www.seagrapegallery.com. ¦

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