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What To Do the week of Feb. 6-12, 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, Feb. 6

SCCF Lecture with Jeff Corwin, Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, Sanibel
The 5th Annual Paul McCarthy Memorial Lecture hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will feature TV host and conservationist, Jeff Corwin. 6-8 p.m. Monday. $20 adults, $10 for students and free for ages 12 and under.
Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, 17260 Harbour Pointe Dr., Sanibel, 239-472-2329,

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Exhibit: Inspire, Cape Coral Art Center, Cape Coral
"Inspire" is an annual art exhibit showcasing artwork from Cape Coral Art Center instructors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Cape Coral Art Center, 4533 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral,

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Everblades Hockey, Hertz Arena, Estero
the Florida Everblades take on the Jacksonville Icemen. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ticket prices vary. 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero, 239-948-7825,

Thursday, Feb. 9

Outdoor Concert, Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, Fort Myers
Enjoy 1980's nostalgia in downtown Fort Myers with the band "The Molly Ringwalds" performing 80's classics and cover songs.  7 p.m. Thursday. $20, Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, 2101 Edwards Dr., Fort Myers,

Friday, Feb. 10

Thomas Edison's 176th Birthday Party, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
The birthday tradition continues with performances by the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School. Enjoy singing, dancing and cake. The party starts at 10 a.m. Friday. Free. Event does not include tours or admission to the museum or laboratory. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419,

Friday, Feb. 10

Movie in the Park, Roberto Clemente Park, Fort Myers
The Lee County Black History Society hosts an outdoor showing of the movie, "Teach Us All." 6 p.m. Friday. Roberto Clemente Park, 3265 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-332-8778,

Saturday, Feb. 11

Bowie & Glass: A Symphonic Tribute, Southwest Florida Symphony, Fort Myers
The Southwest Florida Symphony and the Voltron Collective team up to bring the music of David Bowie and composer Philip Glass
. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Ticket prices vary. Southwest Florida Symphony performing at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort Myers, 239-418-0996,

Sunday, Feb. 12

Swine Bowl Music Fest, Fine Swine, St. James City
Enjoy a full day of live music, food, drinks, games and more. 11 a.m. Sunday. $15. Fine Swine, 10251 Stringfellow Road, St. James City,

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, Feb. 7
  • Wednesday night market, Feb. 8
  • Centuries of Black American Art lecture, Feb. 9
  • Grand piano series, "Boyd Meets Girl," Feb. 11
  • Exhibit: Unearthed, through Feb. 25

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: "Nightmare Alley," Feb. 6
  • Soultown to Motown, Feb. 8
  • Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Feb. 11-12

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

Florida Rep, downtown Fort Myers

  • "The Importance of Being Earnest," through March 5

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

IMAG History & Science Center, Fort Myers

  • King Tut Exhibit, through March 31

IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-243-0043,

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

  • "Two for Flinchin', " through March 26

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

Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers

  • "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," Feb. 6-26

Players Circle Theater at the Shell Factory, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-800-3292,

Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers

  • Thank God It's Monday Film Festival, Feb. 1
  • Own the Platform, Live Music & Arts Show, Feb. 8
  • Latin Night with DJ JC, Feb. 9
  • Lew Del Gatto Quartet, Feb. 10
  • Friday Nights at Sidney's Presents: Havy Rodriguez, Feb. 10
  • Exhibit: Antibodies, through Feb. 24
  • Exhibit: Meraki, through Feb. 24

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

The Belle Theatre, Cape Coral

  • "Little Shop of Horrors," through Feb. 12

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


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