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Alliance for the Arts To Host Popular Spring Break Arts Retreat Camp

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Alliance for the Arts To Host Popular Spring Break Arts Retreat Camp

Registration Now Open for Visual Arts Camp to be held March 18-22, 2024

FORT MYERS, FL (February 22, 2023) – Alliance for the Arts will be hosting its popular Spring Break Arts Retreat Camp during Lee County’s spring break weekMarch 18-22, 2024. Registration is currently open, and is limited to 30 participants per day. The arts camp is open to any student ages 7-11 years.

This session will function as an arts retreat, where students will experiment with art journaling, meditation, music and other forms of creative expression. Campers will explore the boundless realms of their imaginations through self-expression and self-awareness.

Adults are able to register students for single days or the full week. Prices for Spring Break Arts Retreat Camp start at $250 for Alliance members, with a daily rate of $60. Non-member weekly price starts at $300, and $70 per day. Discounts for siblings are available, as well as scholarship options. The scholarship application, available at artinlee.org, closes March 1.

Regular camp hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Before and after-care are available 8:00 am –

9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm for an extra $10 per child. Registration is open now at ArtInLee.org,

Individuals aged 15 and up who are interested in volunteer hours can visit artinlee.org for more information and to apply.

About Alliance for the Arts

The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1975, the Alliance has been committed to transforming lives and improving community through the arts. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9:00 am- 7:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and from 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturdays. Located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-939-2787, visit us at www.ArtInLee.org, or find us on Facebook, Meetup  and  Instagram.

Community Tax Assistance at FSW

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Community Tax Assistance at FSW

February 22, 2024 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College is excited to announce a partnership with United Way to offer free tax preparation services to the public. This community-focused event, coordinated by NISOD award-winning Professor William Van Glabek, will be made available at all four FSW campus locations on the dates listed below.

We invite the community to join us on the following dates and locations:

  • FSW Punta Gorda Campus: Monday, Mar. 4, 12-4:30 p.m., 26300 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda
  • FSW Naples Campus: Tuesday, Mar. 5, 12-4:30 p.m., 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples
  • FSW LaBelle Center: Wednesday, Mar. 6, 12-4:30 p.m., 1092 E Cowboy Way, Labelle
  • FSW Fort Myers Campus: Thursday, Mar. 7, 12-4:30 p.m., 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers

Professor Van Glabek, a recipient of the NISOD Faculty Excellence Award, is renowned for his exceptional contribution to FSW and the community through initiatives such as the Vita Tax program and the highly-effective Insurance Villages after Hurricane Ian. His efforts have proven pivotal in delivering nearly $7.5 million in settlements and advocating for the expansion of educational and vocational opportunities for FSW students.

For more information or to book your appointment, please visit UnitedWayLee.org/FreeTaxPrep or call 239-433-3900

FWC approves rule changes for new alligator harvest opportunity

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FWC approves rule changes for new alligator harvest opportunity

At its February meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved rule changes
to establish a special-use alligator harvest opportunity, which will take effect for the 2024 alligator harvest season.

The new opportunity will complement the existing statewide alligator hunt and create a flexible alternative that
allows permittees to hunt at multiple alligator management units during a longer season than the statewide hunt.

This opportunity is similar to other special-opportunity hunts the FWC implements in that applicants pay for each
application and can apply as many times during the application period as desired to increase their chances of being
drawn. The 2024 application period will run from May 3 – June 3.

The number of permittees will be established annually and will be selected through a random drawing process. Up
to two alligators may be harvested per permit and selected permittees will be allowed to hunt at any legally accessible
alligator management unit from Aug. 15 – Dec. 31.

“This option will give our stakeholders an exciting new opportunity to hunt at multiple alligator management units
throughout the state,” said FWC Vice Chairman Steven Hudson. “I hope the Commission will continue to expand
statewide alligator hunting opportunities.” To learn more about alligator management in Florida, visit MyFWC.com
/Alligator.

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FWC approves new rule changes for hunting and managed areas

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FWC approves new rule changes for hunting and managed areas

At its February meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved rule
changes related to the 2024-25 hunting seasons, including many dealing with FWC-managed areas. Rule
change proposals are based on requests from staff, cooperators and stakeholders, and summaries of all pro-
posed rule amendments were provided to the public online for commenting beginning Sept. 20, 2023, result-
ing in over 16,000 responses.

These rule changes include the establishment of a new wildlife management area in Liberty County, Telogia
Creek WMA, which will offer over 12,000 acres of hunting opportunities for deer, wild turkey, small game,
wild hog, dove and duck.

“We appreciate how much work has gone into these new rules,” said FWC Vice Chairman Steven Hudson.
“Staff have gone above and beyond to consider stakeholder input.”

Other notable changes include:
New hunting opportunities. Establish new hunts, expand current seasons or remove quotas on 36 WMAs
across the state.

Persons with Disabilities Crossbow Permits. Allow persons who possess a valid Persons with Disabilities
Crossbow Permit to use airbows (pre-charged pneumatic airguns firing arrows) during archery season.

Squirrel hunting on private land. Allow the take of gray squirrel year-round on lands outside the WMA
system.

Transporting live raccoons. Allow the transport of wild-trapped, live raccoons by persons possessing a valid
wildlife rehabilitation permit.

Deer Dog Hunting Permit on WMAs. Require a no-cost permit for taking deer with dogs on WMAs.

For more information about the rulemaking process, visit MyFWC.com/About, then click on, “Rules & Regulations.”  

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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPORTS JANUARY TRAFFIC

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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

REPORTS JANUARY TRAFFIC


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2024) – During January, 1,108,190 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. This was an increase of 19 percent compared to January 2023.

The traffic leader in January was Delta with 221,629 passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (169,031), American (150,376), United (146,044) and Frontier (102,780).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 10,082 aircraft operations, an increase of 18 percent compared to January 2023. Page Field saw 15,827 operations, which was an 8 percent decrease compared to January 2023.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10 million passengers in 2023 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit flylcpa.com or facebook.com/flyRSW.

FWC approves new rules to support trophy bass management

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FWC approves new rules to support trophy bass management

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved new regulations to support trophy bass
conservation during its February meeting.

The approved rules include largemouth bass fishing regulations changes for specific waterbodies, including Lochloosa,
Orange and Newnans lakes in Alachua County.

Specific freshwater fishing regulations approved for these waterbodies prohibit killing or possessing any black bass that
is 20 inches or more in total length. Also, the new rule requires circle hooks when fishing with natural baits greater than
3 inches in length. A circle hook is a fishing hook designed and manufactured so that the point is not offset and is turned
perpendicularly back to the shank to form a general circular or oval shape.

“Florida bass need to have the right genetics and waterbody conditions to grow for a long time,” said FWC Commissioner
Gary Lester. “Orange Lake is unique, like in its fluctuations in water levels, that makes ideal conditions for bass to reach
record sizes.”

These freshwater fishing regulations changes support the agency’s concerted efforts to grow larger trophy bass across the
state and allow bass in these lakes to reach their maximum growth potential. The goal of the FWC’s Florida Trophy Bass
Project is to make Florida the undisputed Trophy Bass Capital of the World. FWC staff are focused on producing, document-
ing and promoting trophy bass as well as increasing opportunities to catch Florida’s heaviest trophies.

To learn more about the Florida Trophy Bass Project, visit MyFWC.com/TrophyBass.

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Lee County Port Authority News Release: ROEPSTORFF ELECTED CHAIR OF AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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ROEPSTORFF ELECTED CHAIR OF AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2024) – The Lee County Port Authority Airports Special Management Committee (ASMC) elected Robbie Roepstorff as chair and Noel Andress as vice chair during its Feb. 20, 2024 meeting. Other members of the Airports Special Management Committee include John Goodrich, Randy Krise and Fran Myers. The committee also includes two regional members, R. Scott Cameron and Dana Carr, who represent the interests in neighboring Collier and Charlotte counties.  

The committee advises the Board of Port Commissioners on policy matters pertaining to Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers. Each Port Commissioner appoints one ASMC member, who serves without compensation.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10 million passengers in 2023 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Page Field provides services to general and business aviation and accommodated more than 200,000 aircraft operations in 2023. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction and both airports are funded solely with revenue generated from their operations. For more information, please visit flylcpa.com or facebook.com/flyRSW.

The Heights Foundation to Host Wine Tasting with Clay Mauritson, Mauritson Wines

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The Heights Foundation to Host Wine Tasting with Clay Mauritson, Mauritson Wines

Thursday, March 14 at The Heights Center’s Rooftop Terrace

(Fort Myers, Fla. – February 21, 2024) — The Heights Foundation will host a wine tasting with Clay Mauritson of Mauritson Wines on Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at The Heights Center’s Rooftop Terrace, 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers, 33908.   Admission is $50 per person and includes a tasting and appetizers by Chef Gloria Jordan of Jordan’s Wine Bar and Cellar.  Guests will explore a selection of Mauritson’s small-lot handcrafted wines and have the opportunity to purchase.  Gina Birch of Sunny 106.3 will host the event. 

Clay Mauritson is the sixth generation in a family of grape growers. Born and raised in the Dry Creek Valley, he was destined for the wine business.  In 1998, Mauritson produced his first bottling of Dry Creek Zinfandel under the Mauritson label and, in 2002, he began devoting his efforts full-time to the Mauritson Family Winery project.  His winemaking philosophy is simple: You need exceptional fruit to make exceptional wine. This is where the advantage of having a family heritage of grape growers becomes obvious:

About 300 acres of Sonoma County family vineyards and strong relationships built over the years with other growers have given Mauritson access to some of the best fruit that Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley and Rockpile have to offer. Devoted to making exceptional wines, Mauritson is on his way to becoming one of California’s foremost young winemakers.

Seating is limited.  To reserve a spot, visit www.heightsfoundation.org/winetasting or contact Meghan Madden at (239) 482-7706 or email  meghan@heightsfoundation.org.

About the Heights Foundation and the Heights Center

The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.   Our mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts.    The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment.  

Heights Early Learning serves more than 85 babies through 4 years old.   The Heights Center serves 163 children in AfterSchool and 153 children in SummerCamp.    The Harlem Heights Community Charter School serves 200 children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community.   Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments.    Demographically, the population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian.    The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. As a result, families cannot easily access family support services in downtown Fort Myers and benefit greatly from programs within the neighborhood.

🎼 Sunday Chamber Music This Week 🎼

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Sunday Chamber Music Featuring Verona Quartet

Join us at the Music and Arts Community Center on Sunday February 25 at 7:00 pm for the next
installment of our Sunday Chamber Music Series, featuring the Verona Quartet.

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VERONA STRING QUARTET

The Verona Quartet has appeared across four continents, captivating audiences at venues such as
Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (New York City), Kennedy Center, Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.),
Jordan Hall (Boston), Wigmore Hall (U.K.) and Melbourne Recital Hall (Australia), and has performed at
festivals including La Jolla Summerfest, Chamber Music Northwest, Caramoor, Alpenglow, and Bravo!
Vail, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

FEBRUARY 25 | 7 pm

Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers


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Upcoming Sunday Chamber Music Concerts


STOKES & KOZLOWSKI

Concert featuring the remarkable talents of Ruth Stokes, a gifted
cellist, and Piotr Kozłowski, a virtuoso pianist. Prepare to embark
on a mesmerizing musical journey that promises to captivate your
senses and elevate your soul. Prepare to be transported through a
diverse repertoire carefully curated to showcase the brilliance of
both artists.

March 17 | 7 pm

Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers


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GULF COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL FELLOWS

Join us for a mesmerizing evening of symphonic brilliance as the
Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestral Fellows take center stage at the
Music & Arts Community Center in Fort Myers. Get ready to be
transported to a world of musical enchantment, as these talented
young musicians come together to deliver a performance that
will leave you spellbound.

MAY 5 | 7 pm

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Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers


239.277.1700 | GulfCoastSymphony.org



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March 2024 AFTA at a Glance

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March 2024

AFTA at a Glance

AFTA at a Glance is provided to the media as a short summary of events and programming each month at the Alliance for the Arts. For additional information or coverage opportunities, please contact Therese McDevitt at therese@artinlee.org or Jen Falk at jen@artinlee.org, or call 239-939-2787.

Name: 38th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition

Date: On Display March 1-30, Opening Reception: March 1, 5-7pm

Time: Gallery Hours

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists. The exhibition will be on display March 1 – 30, 2024. 

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/allflorida38/

Name: Outdoor Bluegrass Concert Featuring Penny Creek Band

Date: Sunday, March 3

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: The Penny Creek Band is a contemporary bluegrass band formed in 2005 and based out of Melbourne, Florida. They are a unique group of musicians that produce heart-felt , hard driving bluegrass music with tons of variety that keeps their audiences on the edge of their seats. Tickets are $15 for Alliance members and $16 for non-members.

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/outdoor-bluegrass-concert-with-the-penny-creek-band/

Images: https://pennycreekband.com/photos-%26-videos

Name: Beginner Bonsai

Date:  Wednesday, March 6

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: This interactive, hands-on workshop will introduce you to the ancient art of Bonsai- the Japanese art of growing and training miniature trees in containers, developed from the traditional Chinese art form of penjing. Students will have the opportunity to use the remaining two hours to prune, shape, and repot their tree into a more pleasing Bonsai container. Aftercare instructions and troubleshooting will wrap up the program.

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/beginner-bonsai-6/

Name: Expressive Palette Knife Two-Day Workshop

Date: Friday-Saturday, March 8 & 9

Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: This 2 Day information-packed workshop is designed to give a good foundation for bold, direct palette knife painting. The workshop will accommodate 5 to 20 painters, beginners thru advanced). Participants can expect to produce at least one painting.

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/expressive-palette-knife-2-day-workshop-2/2024-03-08/

Name: Meet the Author-Stephen McGuire

Date: Friday, March 8

Time: 5:00-8:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description:Stephen McGuire, retired Chief Judge, Federal Trade Commission, and now an author has published three political thrillers, Prior Restraint, Fractured Power and recently, Secret Deceit, is bringing his Washington insider’s perspective to the Fould’s Stage. This event is free for Alliance members, $10 for non-members.

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/meet-the-author-stephen-mcguire/

Name: Wiring Your Bonsai

Date: Friday, March 8

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm,

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: One of most important tools used in training and shaping bonsai, aluminum wire is used to carefully wrap, bend, and train the various branches and limbs on the tree. Bonsai expert, Michael Lane will teach you the appropriate approach, application, and positioning of the wire as well as the various ways in which it helps us shape the plant..

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/wiring-your-bonsai-tree-workshop/

Name: ACMA Presents Songwriters in the Round featuring Charlie McCoy, Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield

Date: Sunday, March 17

Time: 5:00-9:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: The final ACMA concert of the season. Charlie McCoy. A mainstay in Music City since the ’60s, Charlie has played on dozens of hit records and worked with numerous music legends over his career. Americana duo Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield  better known as Reckless Saints will be sharing the stage. Tickets are $15 for Alliance members and $16 for non-members. 

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/acma-presents-songwriters-in-the-round-featuring-charlie-mccoy-roy-schneider-and-kim-mayfield/

Name: Wednesday Night Market

Date: Wednesday, March 13

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: Every second Wednesday of the month from  5:00 pm-8:00 pm,AFTA presents a pop-up Night Market featuring a selection of fresh produce, art for sale, live music, art activities for kids, food trucks and beer and wine.

Website: https://www.artinlee.org/event/night-market-2023-11-08/2024-03-13/

Name: Open Mic Night at Wednesday Night Market

Date: Wednesday, March 13

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: AFTA presents Open Mic at the Night Market, celebrating local musicians. Guests can enjoy live performances in a vibrant atmosphere. Performers can register online to participate. Basic sound system provided. Limited to one song or 5 minutes per performer.

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/openmicnight/2024-03-13/

Name: Fridays with Francesco 

Date: Friday, March 15

Time: 9:300 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: In this workshop students will study a sculpture by old master Michelangelo Buonarroti. We will use the subtractive technique, the paper is toned with a layer of charcoal first. Darks are then added and highlights are erased out. All lessons will include introduction, lesson overview, drawing demonstration and one on one assistance and feedback.

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/fridays-with-francesco-subtractive-charcoal-ages-18/

Name: FREE Family ArtLab  

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 10:00 am – Noon

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: Families can drop in for free, hands-on fun with art from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids can explore something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more – all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and artistic traditions around the world.

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/family-artlab-5/

Name: Spring Break Arts Retreat Camp  

Date: March 18-22

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: This camp offers a variety of activities for kids ages 7-11, our mornings will sparkle with art journaling and meditation for focus and revitalization. Children will unveil hidden talents in the afternoons with the rhythm of music and creative expression. Conveniently scheduled March 18-22, during spring break for Lee County Schools, we invite campers to explore the boundless realms of their imagination through self expression and self awareness.

Camp hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Extended Care 8:00 – 8:45 am and 4:00 – 5:00 pm is available for $10 per child.

Website: www.artinlee.org/spring-camp-2024/

Name: Art House Cinema at AFTA: Battleground-A Film Screening

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: Who are anti-abortion people? What are they driven by? What do they believe, how do they operate and what are their goals? ‘Battleground’ gets inside the anti-abortion movement as never seen before to answer these questions, with many surprises: they are women, young people, even Democrats.

 This screening is part of the Southern  Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. WGCU’s Tara Calligan will be hosting a Q & A session with the film’s producers following the screening. 

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/battleground-a-film-screening/

Name: Are You Stuck? Workshop

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: Students are instructed to bring in existing paintings that they feel stuck with, or want to improve, or start a new painting in mediums including: oil painting with brush, with palette knife, watercolor, pastel or acrylic. Jan Ellen Atkielski, fine artist and popular instructor will help them get “unstuck” or help them create new works in the above mediums.

Website: www.artinlee.org/event/are-you-stuck-workshop-ages-16/2024-03-22/

Name: Mind, Body & Soul Mini Retreat

Date: Saturday, March 23

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: Join us for a 3-hour class designed to enhance your creative side, deeply relax and restore contentment, featuring restorative yoga, crystal bowls meditation, and a simple but enlightening art exercise with renowned artist Julie Dean Griffin, Christar Damiano LMT, and Flying Heart Yoga founder, Carla Hyde.

Website:https://www.artinlee.org/event/mind-body-and-soul-mini-retreat-4/

Name: Large Hand Building Ceramic Plate Workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 27

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: Join Breanna and PJ Barber, of Common Room Clay as they guide students on how to tackle hand-building  large platters.

Website:https://www.artinlee.org/event/mind-body-and-soul-mini-retreat-4/

Name: Nude Nocturne

Date: Saturday, March 30

Time: 6:00-10:00 pm

Location: Alliance for the Arts

Description: Join us for an evening that celebrates the human body in all shapes and sizes. The evening will feature three tantalizing burlesque performances, a tempting array of cocktails (and mocktails), two live DJs, a gallery display of larger than life artwork from Francesco Gillia and more! Tickets and more details to come!

Website: www.artinlee.org