Alex Weitz Jazz Ensemble to Visit Art Center

The Marco Island Center for the Arts will present saxophonist and composer Alex Weitz and his jazz ensemble, for the first time on Marco Island! The concert will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 5:30 – 7 PM in the Art Center. Alex Weitz began his career in Arizona as a member of the award-winning Tucson Jazz Institute […]

Lunacy Meets Laughter in ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’

Gulfshore Playhouse will present “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a penny dreadful by Charles Ludlam, Saturday, April 28 through Sunday, May 20. Lunacy meets laughter in this tour-de-force performance where two actors transform from master to French maid, victim to villain, and living to “undead” at breakneck speed. Blending the best of Alfred Hitchcock, gothic melodrama and monster movies, “The […]

Meet MIFA: Supporting Art on Marco

Not many people know what MIFA, the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, is all about. MIFA, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, started in 2003, with its mission to support the visual, literary and performing arts in public places in Marco Island. Although MIFA has co-sponsored many events at the Marco Island Center for the Arts on Winterberry Drive, MIFA […]

Diamonds Are Forever … The reasons, endless


Besides being a girl’s best friend (Am I allowed to use the word girls without consequences these days?), diamonds can also be a gentleman’s bane, for a whole slew of reasons; the trouble, the never-ending choices, and most importantly, the cost. It’s no secret diamonds are expensive, and if they are not expensive, well then you bought crummy, lifeless, inexpensive […]

Coming of Age in the Wilds of Alaska


“Did adults just look at the world and see what they wanted to see, think what they wanted to think? Did evidence and experience mean nothing?” This is just one of the questions Leni Allbright poses in “The Great Alone,” by Kristin Hannah, a sprawling story about love, loss and survival not only in relationships but also in the extraordinary […]

Isle of Dogs: Artistic, Appealing, and Absolutely Amazing!


“Isle of Dogs” takes place in a dystopian Japan of Megasaki City. An outbreak occurs where a dog flu virus affects the entire population of canines. Because of this, the Mayor of Megasaki has the entire dog population banished to an island of trash and wreckage. Six months after the event, twelve-year-old Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) flies to the island […]

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