Mar 242017
 
Tennessee Williams Film Forum

A film forum sponsored by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit as part of its annual Birthday Celebration for the playwright is set for Monday, March 27 at the Tropic Cinema. A champagne reception will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m., followed by the forum scheduled from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Discussion will be led by Shirrel Rhoades, local film critic and publisher, and will focus on Williams’ ties with Hollywood and his foray into screenwriting, with particular attention given to three of his films recently [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Distinguished Speaker John Blades Reveals the Connection Between Henry Flagler, Bananas, and Israel State Establishment

What do bananas, the overthrow of a government, and Henry Flagler have in common? Attend Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House to find out. John Blades, recently retired director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, will share tales of Sam Zemurray, the businessman who purchased Flagler’s former yacht ‘Alicia’ to help stage a Honduran revolution to save his banana business and eventually influenced the establishment [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Sponsorship Dollars Available for Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade Creative Support

Powered by the creativity and whimsy of artists and assemblers of all ages, the Second Annual Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade will roll through downtown Key West on May 6, and there is currently more than $7,000 in support funds earmarked for participating artists and schools. Available funds come in the form of ten $500 sponsorships for artists and five $400 scholarships for schools, made possible by ‘Papio Pals’ Historic Tours of America and Margaritaville Resort and Marina. Those interested [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition Submission Deadline is April 15

Mystery Fest Key West has announced a call for entries for this year’s Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition. The winner will claim a book-publishing contract with Absolutely Amazing eBooks, free Mystery Fest Key West 2017 registration, airfare, hotel accommodations for two nights, meals and a Whodunit Award trophy to be presented at the 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 16-18 in Key West, Florida. Sponsored by Absolutely Amazing eBooks and supported by the Marion Stevens Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Imani Winds plays Impromptu Concert performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on March 26

Highly-regarded chamber music ensemble Imani Winds will visit Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. A quintet of skilled and spirited musicians, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States, performing works from the classical tradition to contemporary compositions and jazz. In addition to the group’s performances in the nation’s major concert halls, Imani has traveled internationally to China, Singapore, Brazil [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #211, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Friends of the KW Library Book Sale, April 1

The Friends of the Key West Library’s final book sale of the season takes place on Saturday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming St. Stock up on summer reading. Both fiction and non-fiction are available. Proceeds go to the library’s programs, books, and equipment. Also, check out the ongoing in-library book sales. Baked goods will be provided by the southernmost Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call 305-394-7148.

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Trolley Tours

Matecumbe Historical Trust Presents 29 Points of Interest A Trolley Tour through Time On the Islands of Islamorada Saturday March 25 Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Hwy. The tours will begin at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway starting at 10:00 am. The tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended due to demand. Tickets may be purchased on site. Adults are $15.00 a person, children six and under are free. A staffed tent will provide information, ticket purchase, books, t-shirts, historic photographs [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Visions in Stone by Local Sculptor Sally Wernicoff Premieres at Gildea Gallery

Meet the Restaurateur-Turned-Artist Who Collected Stone in Michelangelo’s Quarry Gildea Contemporary Gallery will host the exclusive premiere of new works by local sculptor Sally Wernicoff in a show titled Visions in Stone, opening Thursday, March 30th at the gallery at 522 Southard St. The artist will appear in person to tell the story of her latest creations from 7-10pm that evening. After showing an early childhood interest in fashion, design, and sewing, Sally Wernicoff was invited to teach adult cooking classes after high school. Eventually, [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Art, Issue #211, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
“Let’s Tea Party” at The Green Pineapple Wellness Center

If learning about the island’s holistic and creative business community while sipping on organic tea with like-minded people sounds like an afternoon made for you, The Green Pineapple Wellness Center on 1130 Duval Street has the perfect monthly offering. “Let’s Tea Party” starts Saturday, March 25th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, with this month’s gathering featuring holistic entrepreneur Karen Moore of Zen jewelry, with complimentary organic tea and special discounts on retail and services. “The Green Pineapple is always working on ways to create space for [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Hog’s Breath Entertainment

Dennis McCaughey & Heather Douthit Plays the Hog’s Breath Saloon Dennis McCaughey, lead vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica for the trop-rock band Tropical Soul, joined this trip with Heather Douthit, will play the Hog’s Breath Saloon, March 27 – April 2, 5:30-9:30 p.m. McCaughey formed Tropical Soul twelve years ago, and prior to that, has been a member of the duos, Double Play and Jigsaw and his resume also includes a solo career that lasted several years. He has released four CDs, Days like These, [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #211, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Zach Stone Appearing March 25 at Cowboy Bill's

Appearing Locally at: COWBOY BILLS March 25th Showtime: 9:30 PM Meet ZACH STONE, Country Music’s “fresh face!” The “ball of fire” hit Nashville with intent to make his mark. While attending the prestigious Belmont University where he graduated with a Music Business degree (alma mater to award-winning trendsetters Josh Turner, Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley and more), Stone was named Belmont’s “Best of The Best” (an industry showcase that spotlights the most promising talent from a pool of more than 8000 students). He captured the attention [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #211, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Free Music Class for Story Time

Music Together in the Keys will host a free class at the Key West Library’s Story Time sessions 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, and 11 a.m. Friday, March 24. The research, science-based Music Together program makes positive, lasting changes to young, developing minds. It depends on parent/caregiver participation, too. Two registered teachers will lead songs, dancing and a jam session for all. Bring your children to the library, 700 Fleming St. For more information on Story Time, visit www.keyslibraries.org or call (305) 292-3595. For more [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #211, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
‘The Freedom to Marry’ Movie Comes to Key West; A Strong Connection to the Island Community

A ‘Pop up’ event of the Key West Film Festival, ‘The Freedom to Marry’ Movie will be shown 8 PM March 28th at the Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St in Key West. ‘The Freedom to Marry’ chronicles the hard work behind victory that led up to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The epic, nail-biting, untold story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land. It is an inspiring tale of how regular people can actually win and how activists [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #210, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Monroe County TV to Premiere Featurette: "Monroe County Women's Month 2017

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, Monroe County TV is premiering an original featurette that showcases seven County women who have made significant contributions to the Keys. The featurette – called “Monroe County Women’s Month 2017” – premieres Sunday, March 19, at 5 p.m. on MCTV, which can be accessed on Comcast Channel 76, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and the Monroe County website: www.monroecounty-fl.gov. The program interviews: Sylvia Murphy – Monroe County Commissioner, District 5; Heather Carruthers – Monroe County Commissioner, District 3; Anne [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
The F E C Extension Series Postcards

The Matecumbe Historical Trust invites you a very special presentation on Monday, March 20th beginning at 6:30 pm at Island Community Church. Our friend, Professor Seth Bramson, the only person in the country who bears the official title of Company Historian with an American railroad, will present, for the first time ever shown in public: The F E C Extension Series Postcards. This is his first-ever power point presentation in which he will show us the nearly complete series from his collection (he has all [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:33 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Last Chance to See Painter Eric Anfinson at SALT Gallery: Exhibit Ends March 30

Last Chance to see Painter Eric Anfinson at SALT Gallery: Exhibit Ends March 30—“An Early Fall,” 36 x 24, oil on Italian linen panel, is one of the new works presented by painter Eric Anfinson at SALT Gallery throughout the month of March. His “Beautiful Life” exhibit offers the viewer an intimate look at human forms that deftly explore emotional impact through many surprising layers. Fans and newcomers alike will not want to miss this exhibit at the 830 Fleming Street, which feature more than [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #210, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society’s Film Series Continues with Buster Keaton’s 1926 Masterpiece Silent Film, “The General”

Is there a more perfect showcase for a film about a man and his beloved locomotive than the destination city of Henry Flagler’s railroad and the Key West museum that houses an exhibit in his name? On Thursday, March 30, Key West Art & Historical Society’s film series continues with Buster Keaton’s 1926 masterpiece silent film, “The General,” set to show at 6:00 p.m. in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum. The story of Confederate railway engineer Johnny Gray (Keaton), [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #210, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Papio's Pals Kick in K’s for Artist and School Efforts in Upcoming Kinetic Extravaganza

Historic Tours of America has wheeled its train into the “Papio’s Pals” station with a $2500 donation to Key West Art & Historical Society. The funds are earmarked to sponsor five artists eager to put their engineering genius to play in the creation of kinetic sculpture floats for the upcoming second annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Bike Parade, set for May 6. Inspired by and named for the late Keys artist Stanley Papio, a humorous rebel metal-artist who explored the value of recycled materials long before [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #210, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
(FKSCC) Monthly SHOW & SHINE this Sunday, Noon to 3pm

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) holds its monthly SHOW &SHINE this Sunday,March 19th. Noon to 3pm. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes. Fords, Chevys, trucks, Ratrods, lowriders, and chrome loaded motorcycles. If it cool and on wheels it will be here. This fun afternoon event is free to all, starts at noon till 3pm . The event continues at the Sugarloaf Lodge, on Sugarloaf Key.MM17. Prizes, 50/50 good food and cold [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Rock Solomon Awarded $22,000 for Jazz-Age Retrospectacular

Local jazz crooner and actor Rock Solomon has turned event producer and was recently awarded $22,000 to produce the Jazz-Age Retrospectacular in Key West. It was an ambitious vision for a first time event producer, and not likely to be awarded a large sum of money, but Rock Solomon’s vision for a monthly 3-day weekend of interactive costume and cabaret events must have struck a chord with the Monroe County TDC, as the awarded amount was among the top amounts awarded for dozens of applicants. [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Southernmost Fashion Show to Benefit Sister Season fund

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the 5th Annual Southernmost Fashion show to benefit The Sister Season Fund on Sunday, March 19th at the Southernmost House, 1400 Duval St. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm. Admission is $30 and includes poolside entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and a cash bar. See the latest fashions from 10 local shops, with 20 beautiful models. Tickets available at keystix.com. Sister Season is a nonprofit organization, helping locals in the hospitality [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Music Together's Spring Semester

Music for newborns, infants, toddlers & families Music Together in the Keys’ 10-week Spring term begins April 4, with all new CDs, books and activities. The international, science-based program offers family fun for newborns through 4-year-olds and the adults who love them. Trained, registered Music Together educators teach sophisticated musical concepts with play, sparking amazing and lasting development in young brains. Classes meet weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday, in the cheerful Fellowship Room of the Church of Christ, 1700 Von Phister St. Registration is [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #210, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Review of Current Gildea Gallery Show

by M.R. Willison……. While in Key West, one must visit the outstanding exhibit of exciting modern art R one of Key West’s most up-to-the-minute art shows, the Gildea Gallery at 522 Southard, just off Duval. Paul Gildea, the founder and director, has a highly-trained eye for the highest quality in contemporary art in the United States and around the world. He brings all this with panache to his enticing little gallery here in Key West for our enjoyment and appreciation. Among the outstanding painters in [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:08 am Art, Issue #209, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Shipwrecks, Tree Rings, and Hurricanes Take Center at Next Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series

On Thursday, March 23 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Valerie Trouet to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum for an evening presentation on “Shipwrecks, Tree Rings, and Hurricanes.” Trouet, a tree-ring scientist and paleoclimatologist, will relate how she and her team of scientists at the University of Arizona use tree rings to study past climate, forest ecosystems, and their interactions. While we might not have much forest here in the Florida Keys, [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:52 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Free Nature Therapy- Relax and Rejuvenate at the National Key Deer Refuge

Wednesday, March 15: 6:30am-8:30am. Join us for a Sunrise Photography Walk on Long Beach. Bring any camera or cell phone. 9:00am-11:00am. Introduction to Nature Sketchbook Journaling- No artistic talent required, just a desire to discover the joy of expressing yourself through art in nature. 1:00pm-3:00 pm. Keys Kids Outdoors: Butterflies, Dragonflies and other cool insects. An outdoor adventure to seek out and examine the amazing diversity of insects at National Key Deer Refuge. Thursday, March 16: 10:00-11:30am Fun with Wildlife Origami. Discover origami, the Japanese [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Plein Air Key West Announced for March 11

The Key West Art Center will kick off it’s 9th Annual Plein Air Key West with a demonstration by Key West’s own Andy Thurber on Friday, March 10th at 4:00 pm. Andy Thurber, a Key West Art Center Artist Member for many years, is a much loved local watercolor artist. Having grown up in Key West his work captures the local character and hidden gems that make Key West wonderful. A meet-the-artist reception follows Andy’s demonstration and artists may pre-register for the Plein Air Key [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
"The Rose Tattoo" is the Focus of Upcoming Birthday Celebration Events

The Tennessee Williams 106th birthday celebration continues with a lecture and tour given by Dennis Beaver, curator of the Tennessee Williams Exhibit, about the 1954 Key West filming of the movie, “The Rose Tattoo.” The two dates for the event are March 10 at 10 a.m. and March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Exhibit at 513 Truman Avenue. The film is a Williams’ adaptation of the play by the same name written by him while living in Key West and for which he won [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Splash Trash Tour Comes to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center March 16 – 25

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary welcomes an innovative and inspiring art show at its Eco-Discovery Center March 16-25, the Splash Trash Tour. The show highlights an enormous challenge we all face as we enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys ocean and beaches – trash in our oceans. Splash Trash will engage visitors and provide several opportunities to consider the impacts of trash and the devastating effects on our sea and wildlife, our beaches, our local economies and our human health. Environmental communicator, Bette Booth, created the [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash

Images Challenging the Stereotype of Mobile Homes Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is pleased to announce the release of Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash: The Illustrated Mobile Home Story by John Brunkowski and Michael Closen featuring postcards, home advertising, emblems, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other items of interest. Although the phrase “trailer trash” is catchy and kitschy in describing mobile home living, this revealing peek into a stereotype that has dogged the mobile home since its earliest days challenges that label and defends the honor [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #209, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
"An Evening with The Heavy Pets" - Two Nights at The Green Parrot

Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th Ages: 21+ FREE More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/749189385248479/ The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, The Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Riding high on the success of their most recent studio effort, Two Horses, look out for The Heavy Pets as they continue to hit the road hard. “Nice [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #209, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Doug Mack is Guest Speaker At Friends of the Library March 20

Monday, March 20, the Key West Friends of the Library will present author Doug Mack as their final speaker in this year’s lecture series. Talks are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. The lectures in this series begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., but seating starts at 5:30 on a first come, first served basis. Doug Mack is a travel writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a city he is convinced is one of the greatest cities in the world. (“Come visit, [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »