Published: Apr 28, 2014 8:39 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's Monday morning and as we begin a new week, we're taking a look at some of the events going on around Southwest Florida. Gina Birch is here to help us plan out our week.

Today, at the Florida Academy there is a Black and White Party. It features fashions by White House Black Market, hair by Redken 5th Avenue stylist, catwalk. Dress For Success helps promote independence to disadvantage women by providing professional attire and career development  
INFO: An Evening of Beauty and Fashion, Charisma Salon & Spa at Florida Academy on Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, 6-8, Benefits Dress For Success.

This week we are getting warmed up for May Day and Cinco De Mayo, but ArtsNaples World Festival goes Italian with a Venetian Masquerade. All week long enjoy Italian Carnevale with a Black tie and Mask party at the Club at Old Cypress, on Treeline Drive in Naples. International celebration of music, art and food.

INFO: Events kick off Thursday and go through the 10th, $350,   artsnaples.org.

Also, on Thursday it's the Mercato Nights Music Series featuring the Wholetones playing everything from Jazz and Blues to HipHOP and reggae
INFO: Mercato, US41 Naples. 6-9, Free.

Thursday is also Dogs Night Out, a night of fun, food and shopping for dog lovers at Coconut Point Mall in Estero.
INFO:  6-8 Free, Mercato.