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For the most part, Fort Myers shuts down after dark, and the pay-per-view on your hotel room's TV may be your best bet for entertainment. But some activities do take place when the sun goes down. For entertainment ideas and schedules, consult the daily News-Press (www.news-press.com), especially Friday's "Gulf Coasting" section. Also be on the lookout for Happenings, a tabloid-size entertainment guide distributed free at the visitor centers and in some hotel lobbies. Tickets for most events are available from Ticketmaster (tel. 239/334-3309; www.ticketmaster.com).

The city's showcase performing-arts venue is the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Pkwy., at Summerlin Road (tel. 800/440-7469, or 239/481-4849 for tickets; www.bbmannpah.com), on the campus of Edison State College. It features world-famous performers and Broadway plays.

Originally a downtown vaudeville playhouse, the 1908-vintage Arcade Theater, 2267 1st St., between Bay and Hendry streets (tel. 239/332-4488), presents a variety of performances. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. (tel. 239/278-4422), is a popular dinner buffet and show venue.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.