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‘Taste of Europe’ found at Port Charlotte bistro
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
The word “bistro” above the front door at Taste of Europe belies the world of flavors and aromas that await inside this unassuming little restaurant located in a strip center … Find out how to read more online.
My Three Sons to perform March 7 to benefit Knights of Columbus
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
The Florida State Quartet champions, My Three Sons, are delighted to perform on March 7 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City (Englewood area) on … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
See PFX — The Pink Floyd Experience March 7 at Barbara B. Mann Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most successful and influential rock bands of all time. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
North Port Concert Band presents ‘Water World’ March 28 The North Port Concert Band and conductor Dennis Silkebakken will present “Water World” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at … Find out how to read more online.
Hamming it up with Hamlet
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Theatre Conspiracy, in association with Project Y theatre company in New York, presents “Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet” (as performed by David Carl). This show is a comic romp through Shakespeare, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Crow’s Nest to host annual Limerick Contest Calling all rhymers! The 39th Annual Crow’s Nest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is approaching, and entries are now being accepted for the Annual … Find out how to read more online.
The ‘P’ stands for Patty, peace and perfectly healthy
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
At Sweet P’s Café, the “P” stands for Patty, peace and perfectly healthy food — and that includes desserts, too. Six months ago, Patty Wamelink opened a quiet, quaint breakfast/lunch … Find out how to read more online.
Gurl pairs with girl March 8
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
There are two more chances to see performer Brian Gurl in concert this season, one with the “girl” of his dreams, wife Joey. “The Lady Of Lourdes show, ‘Fiddle, Fortes … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy gazebo concert today in Venice
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
It’s Wednesday and time to head to Centennial Park for the free weekly 3 p.m. concert at the gazebo. Each Wednesday afternoon this month, the Gentlemen of Jazz will perform … Find out how to read more online.
Magic Miami crepes melt in your mouth
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
It was like Christmas morning when the FedEx truck pulled into the parking lot and eased up to the door of The Crepe Chef in Port Charlotte. “Oooo, maybe that’s … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
OPENING THIS WEEK The Lesson Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. | Rated R A school teacher’s morality is turned upside down when she takes drastic measures to stop the foreclosure … Find out how to read more online.
Break down the beat Saturday at FunkFest 6
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
One of Charlotte County's best-attended festivals promises to be bigger and even better for 2015. FunkFest 6, a daylong downtown Punta Gorda musical extravaganza, will break down the beat from … Find out how to read more online.
Make plans for the 2015 Milman-Kover Jewish Film Festival
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has selected eight award-winning films for its 2015 Milman-Kover Jewish Film Festival. The festival is March 8-16 at various venues in Sarasota and Manatee counties. … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
For the fifth production of its current season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” opening on March 11 and running through April 5 at their theater, … Find out how to read more online.
‘Discover Da Vinci & Michelangelo: Side By Side’ national touring theater performance March 11
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
The “Discover Da Vinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side” original, national touring theater performance makes its Fort Myers debut on Wednesday, March 11 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. … Find out how to read more online.
PGI Grill — your other kitchen table
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Morning sunlight filters through Bal Harbor Plaza’s nearest palm trees — those that are conveniently painted on the storefront of PGI Grill. Inside, plates and silverware clink in happy counterpoint … Find out how to read more online.
Stop in the name of Motown
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
The Englewood Elks proudly presents Carlene Mitchell & The Class Act Band’s “A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson” on Saturday, March 7. Multiaward-winning tribute artist and … Find out how to read more online.
Something for everyone at the Boca Grande Strawberry Fest
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
If you love freshly hulled chopped strawberries ladled over homemade biscuits and finished with dollops of whipped topping, you may want to check out the Annual Strawberry Festival this Saturday … Find out how to read more online.
Muscle Car City hosting ‘Wheels For The Wall II’
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Muscle Car City will once again be holding a car, truck and motorcycle show, “Wheels For The Wall II,” to assist in raising money for the Vietnam Wall of Southwest … Find out how to read more online.
Broadway chanteuse performs at Glenridge
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Singing in the manner of a French chanteuse, Broadway leading lady Louise Pitre will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center in … Find out how to read more online.


Singer and songwriter Tommy Santelli has opened for some of music’s biggest stars
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
When Tommy Santelli first saw Elvis Presley and the Beatles perform on television, he knew exactly what he wanted to do for the rest of his life — become a … Find out how to read more online.
Bubba Blackwell brings daredevil action to DeSoto
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Come out Saturday to Desoto Speedway in Bradenton on Feb. 28 for an exciting night of racing action with pro late models running for 50 laps along with street stock, … Find out how to read more online.
Sixth Annual Shorts Aloud Festival presents “The Magic of Readers Theater”
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Get out your calendars and a pencil! Lemon Bay Playhouse is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual Shorts Aloud Festival, produced by Kathy Amelia, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun pair with Venice Symphony for March performances
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
The Venice Symphony presents the celebrated violinist duo, Angela and Jennifer Chun, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 13, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Venice Performing Arts … Find out how to read more online.
Heron Creek — Country Club dining for everyone
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting. The clubhouse at the Heron Creek Golf & Country Club sits on top of a hill, with views of the immaculate golf … Find out how to read more online.
Gulf View Grill — casual and elegant beachfront dining
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Gulf View — the name says it all! The Gulf View Grill faces beautiful Englewood Beach and offers spectacular waterfront views from five locations — the Down Under Bar, the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Hope for Haitians Committee fundraiser tonight The Boca Grande Hope for Haitians Committee will celebrate the completion of its fourth Friendship Village in Pon Batay, Haiti, and also will reveal … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
“Church Basement Ladies” plays this weekend Charlotte Players presents the third Main Stage Production in its 54th season,“Church Basement Ladies.” The musical is a celebration of the church basement kitchen … Find out how to read more online.
‘Title of Show’ opens in Cook
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training season continues with “Title of Show” which had a soft opening last week in the Cook Theatre at the FSU Center for the Performing … Find out how to read more online.
Spend a day on the rails with Thomas the Tank
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Thomas the Tank Engine is on the way to the Florida Railroad Museum for two visits — March 14-15 and March 21-22. For years, kids of all ages, but especially … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate Florida’s favorite fruit at Strawberry festival
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Your doctor wants you to eat more fruit. Your sweet tooth wants whipped topping. This weekend, you can satisfy both at the Annual Strawberry Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:55PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Focus Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min. | Rated R | For language, some sexual content and brief violence A veteran con man (Will Smith) is thrown off … Find out how to read more online.
Craig Rubadoux art exhibit opens March 3
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents an exhibition showcasing paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by Craig Rubadoux from March 3 to April 25. The opening reception with the artist is … Find out how to read more online.
From air to sea with Jim Kaletta
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Jim Kaletta, and his wife Heidi, dine at Tortuga’s Restaurant every week. “My wife loves fish, especially the grouper,” he said. “I like the shrimp quesadilla. We’ve had various fish … Find out how to read more online.
Italian Feast is all that and more
Wed  Feb 18 2015 08:30AM
The 27th annual Italian Feast & Carnival will fill the Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds with all things Italian for four days beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday. From cannolis to … Find out how to read more online.
Everything’s up to date at River City
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Wind up Doug Amaral, sit back, and listen to him expound passionately about his food, his vision, his life, his River City Grill, his affection for Punta Gorda, and the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Papa and Mama Root to perform Thursday Oldies (1950s - 1970s) rock ‘n’ roll tribute and Americana original music duo Papa and Mama Root will perform from 5:30 p.m. to … Find out how to read more online.
Michael Mendez performs Latin soul music
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Following his stellar performance as Flick in The Players production of the musical, “Violet,” Michael Mendez will present an evening of Latin soul music and more at 8 p.m. Monday, … Find out how to read more online.
Eddie & the Edsels — a fresh approach to danceable music
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
The Morris brothers — Bill, Dan, and Tristan — have their act together. At a 1950s theme party in Cleveland 30 years ago, they decided to change the name of … Find out how to read more online.


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