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!

 

Featured:

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: facebook.com/pg/CopperfishBooks

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

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

 

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: facebook.com/celticraypublichouse

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: facebook.com/pg/VisaniPortCharlotte

 

Starting February 25

Charlotte Players present Martin Preston as Liberace, Feb. 25 at Langdon Playhousefacebook.com/pg/CharlottePlayers

Mid-County Regional Library presents Living by the Stream, Feb. 25: facebook.com/pg/CCLibraries

Fat Tuesday Celebration at Hurricane Charley's features live music from Island Doctor, Feb. 25: facebook.com/pg/HurricaneCharleysRawBarandGrill and facebook.com/pg/theislanddoctor

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

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: facebook.com/pg/EODblues

Portside Tavern presents Lee James, Feb. 25; Mark D, Feb. 26; and Tiki Tom, Feb. 28: facebook.com/pg/PortsideEvents

 

Starting February 26

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

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

 

Staring February 27

Austin & Zen at TT's (The Tiki) Bar, Feb. 27: facebook.com/pg/austinandzen

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: facebook.com/pg/RicaltinisBarAndGrille

Laugh for the Homeless Coalition Benefit at Visani Comedy Theater, featuring Drew Thomas, Feb. 27: facebook.com/pg/CharlotteCountyHomelessCoalition

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

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

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

 

Starting February 28

Mango Bistro present Pedro Y Zooey, Feb. 28: facebook.com/pg/mangobistro

Highway Oneband at Hurricane Charley's, Feb. 28: facebook.com/pg/highway.oneband

Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center present No Quarter: Led Zeppelin Tribute, Feb. 28: facebook.com/pg/CHEventCenter

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: facebook.com/pg/snooksbayside

 

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: facebook.com/pg/StumpPassMarina. 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: facebook.com/pg/MilitaryHeritageMuseum

Rocky Trop at All-Star Sports Grill, Feb. 29: facebook.com/pg/rockytrop

Leap Year Party at Gatorz Bar and Grill featuring live music by Tolerance Zero, Feb. 29: facebook.com/pg/tolerancezeroband

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

 

March 1

Big Al and the Heavyweights at Leroy's Southern Kitchen and Bar, Mar. 1: facebook.com/pg/bigalandheavyweights

Music & Mimosa Jazz Sunday at Bella's Bistro featuring Les DaCosta, Mar. 1: facebook.com/pg/bellaspuntagorda

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

Click for a list of live performance venues in the area . PDF File. (Handy Attractions Reference PDF, page 1) and visit PureFlorida.com/events for more fun stuff to do in our area!