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Take the whole family on a Road-E-O trip this weekend
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
Most people had at least a little bit of fascination with big trucks and heavy machinery when they were children, and for some of them, that interest was never outgrown. … Find out how to read more online.
Restless Heart to set beat at Downtown Hoedown
Wed  Feb 14 2018 08:30AM
Restless Heart, a country vocal group with a history of hits and on a historic tour, will be making a stop at Downtown Hoedown, scheduled from 3 p.m. to 11 … Find out how to read more online.
‘The Toxic Avenger’
Wed  Feb 7 2018 08:30AM
Venice Theatre is delighted to bring back one of its most popular musicals from last season: “The Toxic Avenger.” Get your tickets early as many performances have sold out. In … Find out how to read more online.
King Arthur leads his Knights on a quest for the Holy Grail in ‘Spamalot’
Wed  Feb 7 2018 08:30AM
“Tonight is the night when all my knights … unite,” declares King Arthur in the Charlotte Players version of the hysterical “Spamalot,” the Tony Award-winning musical comedy opening at the … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Fair opens Friday
Wed  Jan 24 2018 08:30AM
There will be an eye-catching twist to the Charlotte County Fair, set for its 29th running from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds. For the first … Find out how to read more online.
Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac
Wed  Jan 31 2018 08:30AM
North America’s ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge & Beer Festival
Wed  Jan 24 2018 08:30AM
Chili lovers rejoice! It’s time once again for the Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge & Beer Festival. The seventh annual event on Saturday, Jan. 27, will pit 15 or so of … Find out how to read more online.
The Glen Campbell Xperience: A heartfelt reprise of country/pop hit songs
Wed  Jan 24 2018 08:30AM
When national touring artist, Jimmy Mazz, takes over the stage there's never a dull moment. His one-man small venue shows or large resort headliner performances often pay tribute to Frank … Find out how to read more online.
Beatles tribute to benefit Charlotte Chorale
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
There will be no spoiling the party when Yesterday, the only Beatles tribute band endorsed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, takes the stage at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 … Find out how to read more online.
‘All Boxed Up’ exhibit
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
“All Boxed Up,” outsider-inspired assemblages created by mixed-media artists S. Laurence Hutchins and Pamela Jones, will be exhibited in Rebecca Hall at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., in … Find out how to read more online.
Festival to serve up fun, build bridges
Wed  Feb 14 2018 08:30AM
The Rev. Mojmir Zalcik, pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Port Charlotte, has a clear idea of how this year’s Greek Festival will serve the greater community. “Father … Find out how to read more online.
Sails up on Western Hemisphere Championship
Wed  Feb 14 2018 08:30AM
In the end, the trophies will be distinct from one another, as will the rankings. But otherwise, the playing field in this case, Charlotte Harbor, will be level for the … Find out how to read more online.
Suds and sounds coming to Punta Gorda
Wed  Feb 7 2018 08:30AM
It’s all about the horns. That section — usually trumpets, saxophones and trombones – defines a style of music we know as funk. “It’s set off by the sound of … Find out how to read more online.
Andrews Sisters tribute swings into town
Wed  Jan 31 2018 08:30AM
“The Sounds of Harry James and the Andrews Sisters” bring their popular tribute show to Venice Theatre’s MainStage for two shows only on Monday, Feb. 5. The matinee performance is … Find out how to read more online.
Beyond Ourselves Share the Love for the Kids Home Tour
Wed  Jan 31 2018 08:30AM
Linda Mitchell’s motivation is simple: “I love kids.” That’s why she signed up to serve as publicity chairwoman for the Beyond Ourselves Share the Love for the Kids Home Tour. … Find out how to read more online.
‘A Tribute to Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears’ by The Orlando Transit Authority
Wed  Jan 31 2018 08:30AM
Chicago is a rock- infused, horn-driven musical powerhouse that has inspired generations of professional musicians over the last 40 years. Some of the very best of those musicians found their … Find out how to read more online.
The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra live in Punta Gorda
Wed  Jan 24 2018 08:30AM
The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the ’30s and ’40s. A matchless string of hit records, … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte Players present ‘Noises Off’
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
The Charlotte Players is bringing one of the funniest plays ever written to the Cultural Center for a half-dozen performances starting on Friday, Jan. 19. In “Noises Off,” director Gary … Find out how to read more online.
Business & Professional Women of Charlotte County Fashion Show
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
The Business & Professional Women of Charlotte County (BPW) is holding its second annual Fashion Show fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Visani Restaurant and … Find out how to read more online.
Step right up
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
Salto Entertainment of Englewood announces the world debut of The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden under a boutique big-top tent for nine performances Friday-Tuesday, Jan.19-23, at 349 … Find out how to read more online.


‘Crimes of the Heart’
Wed  Jan 10 2018 02:05PM
For the fourth production of its 31st Season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Crimes of the Heart,” written by Beth Henley. This comedy, directed by Ron Bupp, will open on … Find out how to read more online.
View Plein Air, Quickdraw paintings at The Visual Arts Center
Wed  Jan 10 2018 08:30AM
A judged exhibit of 2D artwork inspired by the great outdoors will be open through Thursday, Jan. 25. Plein Air winning paintings will be displayed in The Visual Arts Center's … Find out how to read more online.
Spend the evening with a group of mobsters, a beautiful girl and a naive playwright in ‘Breaking Legs’
Wed  Jan 3 2018 08:30AM
Here’s an offer you can’t refuse: Spend the evening with a group of mobsters, a beautiful girl and a naive playwright for a laugh-filled 90 minutes at the Charlotte Players’ … Find out how to read more online.
Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass Concert
Wed  Jan 3 2018 08:30AM
The Englewood United Methodist Church 10th Annual Music Ministry Concert Series presents Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at 700 … Find out how to read more online.
Music, comedy and a few surprises at the Charlotte Players’ annual New Year’s Eve show
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
Director Bernie Broyles promises plenty of great music, some comedy and a few surprises at the Charlotte Players’ annual New Year’s Eve show at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre closes out 2017 with The American Swing Experience
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
The music and atmosphere of the 1940s Swing Era is alive and well at Venice Theatre. For three exciting nights, the MainStage will be filled with the authentic sounds of … Find out how to read more online.
Royal Line Puppeteers present Christmas Show
Wed  Dec 20 2017 08:30AM
The Royal Line Puppeteers will be presenting their Christmas Show at Community Life Church, 19048 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. Following the show, dessert … Find out how to read more online.
Boat parade to light up the harbor
Wed  Dec 20 2017 08:30AM
The official event title is The Saturday Night Before Christmas Eve Boat Parade. Unofficially, it’s the lighted boat parade — the only one in Charlotte County. It’s a Christmas tradition … Find out how to read more online.
‘A Patriotic Salute to American Music’
Wed  Dec 20 2017 08:30AM
Enjoy “A Patriotic Salute to American Music” with Frankie and Donna on Friday, Nov. 10, in the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater for a concert featuring the great … Find out how to read more online.
Aqueous Exhibition
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society will host an open Aqueous Exhibition through Dec. 28 at the Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda. An artist reception will … Find out how to read more online.
Still Friends to perform songs from new CD at SteveFest
Wed  Jan 10 2018 08:30AM
Still Friends, the Charlotte County folk group, has released “It’s Time,” the group’s second album, and it took more than eight years to put together. “We all are wrapped up … Find out how to read more online.
Country music star Jim Stafford brings perfect blend of comedy and song
Wed  Jan 3 2018 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts, 1 Indian Ave., Venice, will present country music star Jim Stafford at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Best known for his humorous country novelty … Find out how to read more online.
Spicing up the music scene
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
The one thing Punta Gorda’s music menu has lacked is a little Salt-N-Pepa. Plenty of items to satisfy most tastes have been offered: a helping of Mummies here, a side … Find out how to read more online.
Rockin’ Jake Band High-energy, lowdown funky blues
Wed  Jan 3 2018 08:30AM
If you’d like a unique alternative to the ubiquitous assortment of classic rock bands found in our area, the funk and bluesy sound of the Rockin’ Jake Band might just … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre presents ‘The Sounds of Christmas’
Wed  Dec 20 2017 08:30AM
Venice Theatre is delighted to welcome back The Ditchfield Family Singers for their annual holiday celebration, “The Sounds of Christmas.” The popular singing group will perform holiday favorites from traditional … Find out how to read more online.
Visani bringing Dean Napolitano to ‘the castle’ to finish the year
Wed  Dec 20 2017 08:30AM
Put 2017 behind you at Visani Restaurant And Comedy Theater. Visani is bringing one of their favorite comedians, Dean Napolitano to finish the year off with a bang. Their “New … Find out how to read more online.
‘Evening with Santa’ promises holiday fun for everyone
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
Santa, his elves and a sleigh full of treats will arrive just in time to celebrate “Evening with Santa” taking place at Englewood's Dearborn Street Plaza (also known as Pioneer … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Dec 20 2017 08:30AM
Frankie Valli tribute with William Cintron
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
William Cintron and The Sounds Of The Season will be performing their tribute the Frankie Valli at Visani at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19. Come witness the most authentic tribute … Find out how to read more online.
A Tru Kountry Christmas
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
Join us in the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater to celebrate the holidays in a true southern style with the Tru Kountry Band, led by Dick and Brenda … Find out how to read more online.


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