This week is highlighted by different definitions of "performance," check it out!

 

January 6

All About Soul at Visani's Comedy Theater, Jan. 6: facebook.com/pg/VisaniPortCharlotte

Anything Goes - The Music of Cole Porter at Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Jan. 6: facebook.com/pg/SarasotaJazzProject

Sandman Book Company presents author Tim Dorsey, talking about his newest book, Naked Came the Florida Man, Jan. 6, and Photo Talk with David Sussman, Jan. 9: facebook.com/pg/sandmanbooks

 

January 7

SW Florida Walking Tours presents Afternoon Appetizers, Jan. 7; Long Lunch Tour, Jan. 8; Ghost Stories of Punta Gorda, Jan. 10; and History of Punta Gorda Walking Tour, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/swfloridawalkingtours

Copperfish Books presents Dr. Jami Dulany speaking about her book Plant-based Wellness Cookbook, Jan. 7 and Story Time for Kids, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/CopperfishBooks

 

January 8

Key West Dave at SandBar Tiki Bar & Grill, Jan. 8: facebook.com/pg/KeyWestDave/events

Mark Gorka at Fishermen's Village, Jan. 8: facebook.com/pg/markgorkaacoustic

Presentation: Historic Cemeteries in Charlotte County at Florida Southwestern State College, Charlotte Campus, Jan. 8: facebook.com/pg/CCHistoryServices

Drop Dead Dangerous at Hurricane Charley's, Jan. 8: facebook.com/pg/WeAreDropDeadDangerous

Artist Showcase at Perch 360 hosted by Dave J. Rock, Jan. 8: facebook.com/pg/DaveJRocks1

Punta Gorda History Center presents Punta Gorda's Beginnings - Introduction to Punta Gorda History, Jan. 8: facebook.com/pg/puntagordahistorycenter

Side Door Comedy Night at Englewood Event Center, Jan. 8: facebook.com/pg/englewoodeventcenter/events

Celtic Ray Public House presents Never Ending Fall, Jan. 8 and Bangers and Mash, Jan. 9: facebook.com/celticraypublichouse

 

Starting January 9

Over The Bridge presents Shaw Davis & The Black Ties, Jan. 9: facebook.com/OTbridge

Rocky Trop at Hurricane Charley's, Jan. 9: facebook.com/pg/swfloridawalkingtours/events

Chef Warren Cooking Demonstration at Tringali Park, Jan. 9: facebook.com/pg/CCLibraries

Sun Events presents Gene Watson at The Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Jan. 9: facebook.com/pg/SunEventsFL

Billy Bob & The Cowboy Cartel at Gatorz Bar & Grill Port Charlotte, Jan. 9 and at Harpoon Harry's, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/BillyBobandTheCowboyCartel

Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass presents Neon Summer, Jan. 9; Coastal JAMZ, Jan. 10; and The Gummy Sharks, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/lighthousegrillatstumppass

Dan Meadows at Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass, Dec. 30 and at Lock N' Key, Jan. 2: facebook.com/DanMeadowsLive

SandBar Tiki & Grille presents Tony da Band, Jan. 2 and Andy Pursell, Jan. 3: facebook.com/SandBarTikiGrille

 

Staring January 10

MacDaddy and the Trixie Train at Skip's Marina, Jan. 10: facebook.com/pg/SkipsMarina/events

Charlie's Pub presents Bite the Bullet, Jan. 10 and Florida Bonfire, Jan. 11: search "Charlie's PUB" on Facebook

Paul Allodi at Deans' South of the Border, Jan. 10: facebook.com/pg/allodientertainment

TT's (The Tiki) Bar presents Storm Warning, Jan. 10 and Zombie University (4:00 pm) and No Filter (8:00 pm), Jan. 11: facebook.com/thetikibarpg

 

Starting January 11

Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz at Over the Bridge, Jan. 11: search "Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz" on Facebook

Photography Tour at Babcock Ranch Eco Tour, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/babcockranchecotour

Lemon Bay Playhouse Comedy Festival, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/LemonBayPlayhouse

Comedy Night at Fat Point Brewing, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/FatPointBrewing

Marker 5 at Hurricane Charley's, Jan. 11: search "Marker 5" on Facebook

Jack'd Up at White Elephant Pub, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/jackdupsarasota

Sundown at Ricaltini's, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/ChillinWithSundown

Richy Kicklighter Solo Blues at Fedora's Cigar Bar, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/kicklighterblues

2nd Annual SWFL Food Fest & Auto Show at 4-17 Southern Speedway & Events, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/swflfoodfestandautoshow

Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association Concert Series at The Cultural Center of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte, Jan. 11: facebook.com/pg/thefreightliners

Nino's Bakery presents Bluegrass Jam, Jan. 11 and Gene Federico (10:30 am) and Bootsey-Licious Drag Queen Comedy and Bingo (5:00 pm), Jan. 12: facebook.com/ninosbakeryfl

Bert's Black Widow Harley-Davidson presents Backlash, Jan. 11 and Crossthred, Jan. 12: facebook.com/pg/BertsBlackWidowHD

 

January 12

Trevor Daniel & The REEF at Celtic Ray Public House, Jan. 12: facebook.com/pg/trevordanielandthereef

SlickWilly Revival at Bar 17, Jan. 12: facebook.com/pg/northportrockband

Tropical Avenue at Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass, Jan. 12: facebook.com/pg/tropicalaveband

Punta Gorda Symphony presents Dvorak ~ Mendelssohn ~ Beach at The Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Jan. 12: facebook.com/pg/puntagordasymphony

Punta Gorda Chamber presents ABBA Tribute Band at TT's (The Tiki) Bar, Jan. 12 and Walking Tour of the Punta Gorda Murals, Jan. 14: facebook.com/pg/PuntaGordaChamber

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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!