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What To Do the week of Jan. 23-29, 2023

Each Monday, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) lets you know What To Do in Fort Myers and surrounding neighborhoods.

Let us know: Events, along with high-res images, can be submitted for consideration by emailing Miriam Dotson, VCB communications manager. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday before the week of publication. Thank you!

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Monday, Jan. 23

Bob Ross Style Painting Class, STEMLab, Estero
Would you like to learn how to paint like Bob Ross? Join certified Bob Ross instructor, Mathew Halstead of Lazy Painter Brushworks, at the STEMLab at Miromar Outlets for this fun, interactive class. No painting experience necessary. 5-8 p.m.
Monday. $95. STEMLab suite 192, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero,

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Surfside Farmers Market, Shops at Surfside, Cape Coral
Enjoy a variety of fresh produce, seafood, arts, crafts, bakery, gourmet foods and live music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Shops at Surfside, 2354 Surfside Blvd., Cape Coral,

Wednesday, Jan. 25

King Tut Exhibit, IMAG History & Science Center, Fort Myers
This touring exhibit features replicas of artifacts found in Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, including King Tut's funeral mask, the golden canopic shrine and the iconic golden mummy case. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Tuesdays. IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-243-0043,

Thursday, Jan. 26 - Sunday, Jan. 29

Fort Myers RV Show, Lee Civic Center, North Fort Myers
The 37th annual Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show features gas and diesel motorhomes, travel trailers, toy haulers, 5th wheels, along with outdoor and camping vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $10, free for ages 16 and under, Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers,

Friday, Jan. 27

Rhythm on the River, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
Michael Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Band return as part of the Rhythm on the River concert series. The event takes place on the Ford Lawn along the Caloosahatchee River. 6:30 p.m. Friday. $35. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419,

Friday, Jan. 27

Ghost Walk, Koreshan State Park, Estero
Stroll along candlelit pathways to see historic, restored buildings while watching reenactments of scenes from past lives in Southwest Florida. 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8 p.m. Friday. $25, $12.50 for ages 12 and under. Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero,

Saturday, Jan. 28

Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival, Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, Fort Myers
This festival features food, performances and sounds from Albannach, The Screaming Orphans, Byrne Brothers and more. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. $10, free for ages 12 and under, Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, 2101 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers,

Sunday, Jan. 29

From Broadway to the West End: A Love Story, Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Myers
In this one-night only event Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham and two-time Olivier Award nominee Scarlett Strallen will share their musical journey together. 7 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices vary. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239-277-1700,

Ongoing events

Adventures in Paradise Cruises and Tours, Fort Myers
Enjoy nightly sunset dolphin and wildlife cruises narrated by a marine biologist. Watch dolphins play and spot various species of birds as you cruise the waters of San Carlos Bay. Sunset cruise is 90 minutes, 5 p.m. nightly. Adventures in Paradise, 14341 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myers, 239-472-8443,

Lakes Park Miniature Train, Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers
Celebrate the reopening of Lakes Regional Park following Hurricane Ian. The park offers biking and walking trails, a children's garden, paddle boats, sand volleyball courts and daily miniature train rides at the Railroad Museum of Southwest Florida. $5 ages 6 and older. Train rides offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends; park hours 7 a.m.-dusk. Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 239-267-1905,

ECHO Global Farm Tours, North Fort Myers
Experience farming and gardening at its most creative, with unique demonstrations, plants and techniques being used to help farming families around the world. ECHO is also home to one of the largest collections of tropical food plants in the U.S. Guided walking tours are 90 minutes, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday. ECHO Global Farm, 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, 239-543-3246,

Butterfly House tours, Monday, Friday and Saturday, Cape Coral
The Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House is home to many native Florida butterfly species, including the zebra longwing, the state butterfly. Guides explain the different butterflies, their caterpillars and host plants. Donations are accepted. 10:30 a.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday. Rotary Park, 1340-1372 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, 239-549-4606,

True Tours, River District History Tours, Fort Myers
This Fort Myers walking tour educates and entertains with narratives of local history and acquaints you with the colorful personalities of founders of Fort Myers. Tour at 10:30 a.m. each first and third Saturday of the month. Haunted History tour available Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. True Tours, 2200 First St., Fort Myers, 239-945-0405,

Performing arts and exhibits

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

  • Mosaic Mania, Jan. 24
  • Neurographica drawing class, Jan. 25
  • "Faceless," by Selina Fillinger and Miguel Cintron, Jan. 26-29
  • Exhibit: Changing Direction - National Association of Women Artists, through Jan. 26

Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-939-2787,

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," through Feb.11
  • "Just Desserts, A Musical Bake-Off," through Feb. 18

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-278-4422, 

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Films for Film Lovers: "Karmalink," Jan. 23
  • Great Bowls of Fire, Jan. 23
  • Mosaics Tonight, Jan. 26
  • Victor Wainwright & The Train, Jan. 27

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 239-495-8989,

Florida Rep, downtown Fort Myers

  • "Ripcord," through Jan. 29

Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers, 239-332-4488,

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

  • "Two for Flinchin', " through March 26

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-275-8487,

Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers

  • Rooftop Karaoke, Jan. 25
  • Exhibit: Paint Slinger, through Jan. 25
  • Exhibit: shhh ... quiet, through Jan. 25
  • George Michael Reborn, Jan. 27
  • Retro Rooftop Dance Party, Jan. 27

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers, 239-333-1933,

Southwest Florida Symphony, Fort Myers

  • "Masterworks 1, Gil Shaham" Jan. 28

Southwest Florida Symphony performing at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort Myers, 239-418-0996,

The Belle Theatre, Cape Coral

  • "Little Shop of Horrors," Jan. 27-Feb. 12

The Belle Theatre, 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd. Suite 135, Cape Coral, 239-218-0481,


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