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Top 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Florida

Naples Daily News - 11/9/2017

Nov. 09--#5: Comedian Josh Blue

"Last Comic Standing" winner Josh Blue will perform at Off the Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, this weekend. Blue, known for defying stereotypes while poking fun at his cerebral palsy on stage, earned the top prize in NBC's reality show "Last Comic Standing" in 2006. Performances are at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets to the show start at $25. Visit offthehookcomedy.com to purchase.

#4: Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday as the festival shuts down Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples. Local restaurant chefs and nationally renowned chefs, including Martha Stewart's culinary director Joseph Thomas, will provide cooking demonstrations and participate and meet-and-greets and panel discussions. Tickets to the event start at $85. Visit foodandwine.naplesnews.com to purchase tickets.

#3: Veterans Day in Bonita Springs

Honor veterans with a celebration Saturday in Bonita Springs, including a showing of the documentary "Enlisted" at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road. The film follows the plight of American veterans past and present. Other activities throughout the day include a Veterans Day service at Riverside Park and a Louisville Slugger Warriors amputee softball game at Veterans Memorial Field. Visit artcenterbonita.org/enlisted for a full schedule.

#2: 'Pippin'

"Pippin," the Tony Award-winning musical about a young prince on a journey to find meaning in his life, will come to the Broadway Palm stage, 1380 Colonial Blvd., this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 1:15 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Acrobatics, Bob Fosse-style choreography and a score by beloved Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz of "Wicked" combine in this magical production. Tickets range from $45 to $70. Visit broadwaypalm.com to purchase.

#1: Cirque Broadway

Performances continue this weekend of Cirque Broadway, a Naples Philharmonic Pops concert paired with high-wire circus acts. Jack Everly will conduct the ensemble through Broadway hits including "Stars" from "Les Miserables" and "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked," as acrobats twist and tumble through the air. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $68 and are available at artisnaples.org.

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