2017-08-10 / Arts & Entertainment News


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. Admission is free, with beverages and snacks available for purchase. Performers and audience members must be at least 18 years old.

“All talent is welcome,” said Tyler Colfer, a stand-up comedian, actor and DJ who hosts the event. “It’s not a competition — just a fun time we can all share together.”

Musicians, singers, actors, dancers, writers, poets, comedians, magicians, acrobats, jugglers, sword swallowers — all are invited to come out and share their talents before a live audience.

The Comedy Diner is part of the Players’ Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte. For directions and more information, call 255-1022.

‘Under the Sea’ celebrated at Charlotte Memorial

Come “explore your depths” when we take you “Under the Sea” to celebrate the works of Lynn Webster from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda.

Ms. Webster’s works encourage us to imagine the lives of the creatures that creep and swim and make their homes in the wilderness. Each of her fine art prints is unique — and each one is beautiful in its own way. Come join the underwater fun with aquatic-themed drinks, food, friends and maybe even a flying fish or two.

Ms. Webster’s work is presented as part of the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County’s “Art in Public Places” program.

Pirates take Alive After 5 hostage

Alive After 5 in downtown Punta Gorda will be invaded by pirates from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. The public is invited to hunt for a treasure chest guarded by Long John Silver at Sea Grape Gallery.

Visitors can find hidden pirate words in each of the businesses downtown. When their card is filled, it can be deposited at any of the participating businesses. A map is available in the shops and from wandering pirates.

The Conquistador’s ship will be docked in City Marketplace, and visitors are encouraged to wear pirate outfits to join in the fun. Fine dining, live music, art demonstrations, food and wine tastings, classic cars and food trucks are all a part of Alive After 5. Parking is free. For information, call the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce at 639-3720.

Cabaret show to double as benefit

The upcoming debut show, “Bianca’s Night of Cabaret” on Saturday, Aug. 19, features Michael White (aka Bianca L’Amour) with Tim Fitzgerald, Rachael Dalangauskas and Debbie Myers-Brandal for a show that will double as a benefit for local DJ (Gator DJ) and photographer Deni Wise (Wise Choice Photography), who is battling cancer. The show will be held at John Ski’s House of Breakfast, 502 King St., Punta Gorda. There will be two shows, one at 8 p.m., the other at 10 p.m. Both are open seating.

The show will consist of comedy, live singing and drag queens, along with surprises and fun. Songs will include show tunes, Motown and some R&B.

Advance tickets are $15, $20 on the day of the performance. For tickets, call 518-9971 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/biancas-back-a-night-of-cabaret-with-friends-to-ben.... ¦

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