There's a lot going on this week, as per usual! Peruse and choose below, and find suggestions on what to do with your extra day this year, here!



Copperfish Books presents author, lecturer, and "eco-humourist" Charlie Sobczak giving his new presentation "The Wild Places of Southwest Florida," Feb. 26. His new book, The Living Gulf Coast: A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida will also be available for purchase, and he'll be happy to sign copies! On Feb. 28, don't dare miss award-winning author and journalist Craig Pittman, speaking about his new book, Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther, Feb. 28. RSVP required for all events: call 941.205.2560:

Lemon Bay Beer Fest on Dearborn Street in Englewood features live music, vendors, and beer! Feb. 29:

Taste of Punta Gorda and Beyond at Laishley Park features live music from The Boogiemen and more, Mar. 1:


Starting February 24

Celtic Ray Public House presents Brendan Nolan, Feb. 24; Cage O'Hanlon, Feb. 25; Clover's Revenge, Feb. 27; Paleface, Feb. 28; Seamus Kelleher (2:00 pm) and Ellie Lee Band (9:00 pm), Feb. 29; Malarkey, Mar. 1:

Visani Comedy Theater presents Alter Eagles: The Definitive Eagles Tribute Band, Feb. 24; Elvis & Little Richard Tribute, Feb. 25; Drew Thomas, Feb. 26 and 27; and Edward Twins: An Evening with the Stars, Mar. 1:


Starting February 25

Charlotte Players present Martin Preston as Liberace, Feb. 25 at Langdon

Mid-County Regional Library presents Living by the Stream, Feb. 25:

Fat Tuesday Celebration at Hurricane Charley's features live music from Island Doctor, Feb. 25: and

Lemon Bay Historical Society presents Remember Englewood When, an historical presentation at the historic Green Street Church, Feb. 25:

Englewoods on Dearborn presents Mark Rom & The Magic Elixer, Feb. 25; The Pitbull of Blues, Feb. 26; JP Soars and The Red Hots, Feb. 27; Memphis Rub, Feb. 28; and Dockta D and The Powers That B, Feb. 29:

Portside Tavern presents Lee James, Feb. 25; Mark D, Feb. 26; and Tiki Tom, Feb. 28:


Starting February 26

SandBar Tiki & Grille presents Coastal Jamz, Feb. 26; The Band, Feb. 27; and Shift Change, Mar. 1 :

Nino's Bakery presents Bluegrass Jam (noon) and Patrick Tobin (6:00 pm), Feb. 29 and  Gene Federico, Mar. 1:


Staring February 27

Austin & Zen at TT's (The Tiki) Bar, Feb. 27:

FebToberfest at Sandra's Restaurant features live music from Manni Daum Trio, Chris Brettschneider, Feb. 27, 28, and 29: search "Sandra's Restaurant - Authentic German & European Cuisine" on Facebook

Ricaltini's Bar and Grille presents Britt Moore, Feb. 28:

Laugh for the Homeless Coalition Benefit at Visani Comedy Theater, featuring Drew Thomas, Feb. 27:

Englewood Event Center presents American Vets Variety Show, FEb. 27 and Majesty of Rock - The Music of Journey, Feb. 29:

World Gone Crazy Comedy Band presents Two Guys Walk into a Bar at Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Feb. 27:

Leroy's Southern Kitchen and Bar presents Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz, Feb. 27 and The Joel DaSilva Band, Feb. 28:


Starting February 28

Mango Bistro present Pedro Y Zooey, Feb. 28:

Highway Oneband at Hurricane Charley's, Feb. 28:

Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center present No Quarter: Led Zeppelin Tribute, Feb. 28:

Snook's Bayside Restaurant and Tiki Bar presents Rusty Wright Band, Feb. 28; Birds of a Feather, Feb. 29; and Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, Mar. 1:


February 29 - Happy Leap Day!

Bikes by the Bay at Stump Pass Marina features live music by Gas House Gorillas, vendors, food, and more! Feb. 29: Start the party early with a group ride to the event with Biker Life Port Charlotte!

Military Heritage Museum presents A Call to Arms: Black Americans and the Military, Feb. 28 and live USO-type show, Letters from Home, Feb. 29:

Rocky Trop at All-Star Sports Grill, Feb. 29:

Leap Year Party at Gatorz Bar and Grill featuring live music by Tolerance Zero, Feb. 29:

Pub Crawl at Shorty's Place features music by Deb & The Dynamics ( search "Deb & The Dynamics" on Facebook) and Mark Gorka (, Feb. 29


March 1

Big Al and the Heavyweights at Leroy's Southern Kitchen and Bar, Mar. 1:

Music & Mimosa Jazz Sunday at Bella's Bistro featuring Les DaCosta, Mar. 1:


Information provided is considered reliable but is not guaranteed; follow the provided links to the individual businesses, bands, or groups to verify.

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