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