August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Drink & draw

Grassroots competition part of annual conference of Florida architects

SO A BUNCH OF ARCHITECTS WALK INTO A BAR … It sounds like the setup for a joke, but it’s the basis of an honored tradition at the yearly conference of the Florida chapter of American Institute of Architects: the Drink and Draw. More...

Startling tales of America’s Cold War sailors revealed

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Cold Water Canoe Club” by Jeffery Hess. Down & Out Books. 292 pages. Trade paperback, $16.95. More...

Convention offers a glimpse into the ‘family’ of collectors

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

One of the joys of collecting — and trying to learn about antiques — is taking advantage of opportunities to see the best of the best. More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. More...

Jack Frost nipping at your nose … and everything else

ARTS COMMENTARY

There’s no hell like being forced to socialize with people you don’t like — unless it’s being married to someone you can’t stand More...

HOROSCOPES

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Watch that penchant for being super-judgmental at work. It might create a bad impression with someone whose decisions could determine the course of your career.   More...

Foreign Film Series at FGCU is a hit

It may be Charlotte County’s best deal for hardcore cinephiles. For a fast five bucks, you not only get snacks, you also get to watch an acclaimed movie and — this might be the best part — discuss it afterward.  More...

Let a local getaway take you out of the ‘reds’

THE DIVA DIARIES

It happens every year at this time. I call it the August reds. I’d say it was the August blues, but these days, the weather is red and my mood is dead. More...

Chinese ‘He-He’ twins figurine said to bring happiness to marriage

ANTIQUES

Once, long ago in China, there was a pair of immortal twins, one bringing harmony and the other union, according to the legends. More...

Step up to the Florida Weekly 2017 Writing Challenge

That’s great advice from the prolific novelist and short story writer. Keep it in mind as you draw inspiration from the accompanying photograph and craft your entry in the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge. More...

‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature’

LATEST FILMS

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature” is not just atrocious, it’s insulting to the human race. Literally. The only decent humans in the film are the cops in the end; everyone else seems to come straight from hell. More...

NOTES ON THE ARTS

Open Mic Night resumes at comedy diner Open Mic Night resumes at the Charlotte Players’ Comedy Diner on Saturday, Aug. 12. Sign-ups for performers start at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30. More...