Jul 212017
 
Get Ready to Romp with Ceilidh Scottish Dancing During the Next Key West World Culture Dance Series hosted by Key West Art & Historical Society

Add some movement to your summer groove with an international dance workshop experience presented by Key West Art & Historical Society in partnership with Brazouka Dance Key West. The six-week Key West World Culture Dance Series, produced by Dr Pamela Connolly, which happens every second Monday, continues on August 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street with a focus on Ceilidh Scottish Dancing. Following weeks will include Argentine Tango, Bachata, Brazilian Zouk, and East Coast Swing. Ceilidh Scottish Dancing is the centuries-old country dance of [continue reading…]

 July 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #228, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 212017
 
LAST CALL: Martha Hubbard Photography Exhibit at SALT Gallery

PICTURE PERFECT “POSTCARDS”:  “I am inspired by the old style of postcards and what they tell you about a place,” says photographer and celebrity chef Martha Hubbard. More than two dozen of Hubbard’s images are served up “postcard style” at SALT Gallery, located at 830 Fleming Street, in her exhibit “Postcards from the End of the Road”- on display until August 2. Hubbard’s exhibit features a glimpse at the Key West she loves: “the old houses, rusty fences, old trees, and the always-different sunsets,” she says.  Her works—printed on watercolor paper to [continue reading…]

 July 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Art, Issue #228, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 212017
 
National Night Out – Mark your Calendars and Have Some Fun!

On Tuesday, August 1st, the Sheriff’s Office will sponsor National Night Out events in the Upper, Middle and Lower Keys. All of the events will feature food, refreshments, and a great chance to meet your neighbors, members of the Sheriff’s Office from a wide variety of divisions, departments and special teams and many others who are involved in the field of public safety here in the Florida Keys. The goal of National Night Out is to bring the community together to discuss how we can all [continue reading…]

 July 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #228, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 212017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Call for Collections of Curios, Baubles and Tchotchkes

Do you collect interesting and unusual objects? Are your shelves filled with knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, tchotchkes, artwork, and other objects of interest? Your unique treasures could be part of the upcoming “Key West Collects” exhibit, presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at the Custom House Museum in December. Keys residents who have their own unusual or impressive collections to loan should contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305.295.6616 x112. The last “Key West Collects” exhibit, held in December 2013, included objects [continue reading…]

 July 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #228, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 212017
 
The Virginius Affair: Key West Art & Historical Society to Host Presentation and Reception of Rare Naval Painting

On Friday, July 28, from 5:30 – 7:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to a champagne reception and presentation of “The Virginius Affair,” the only known painting that depicts an unprecedented show of naval force that helped postpone war between the United States and Spain in early 1874.  As part of the champagne reception, Florida Keys historian Tom Hambright will offer brief observations about this extraordinary painting by I.H.F. Düksen that evening in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. “The [continue reading…]

 July 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:07 am Issue #228, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 142017
 
"Tropical Summer" Paintings by Maggie Ruley

Colorful, vibrant and fun, these are the words most often used to describe the paintings of Key West artist Maggie Ruley. Ms Ruley’s upcoming show Tropical Summer highlights all the delights of mid summer here in Key West: the brilliant blue water, cloud filled skies, and island scenery. Her paintings remind us all of the joy of summer. Tropical Summer will be on exhibit at the Key West Art Center from July 14 through July 27. Join us for the opening reception Friday July 14 from 5 to 7 PM to meet the [continue reading…]

 July 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #227, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 142017
 
 Key West Art & Historical Society Celebrates Hemingway Days with Several Cultural Events

Fans of the legendary Ernest Hemingway can look forward to an array of new cultural offerings presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at the Custom House Museum during the annual Hemingway Days celebration, taking place July 18- July 23. The Society presents several days of signings, readings, a classical music performance and film viewing, and a gala. Tuesday, July 18 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street: “Hemingway & Harry’s Way” presented by author Ted Geltner.  Geltner’s “Blood, Bone and Marrow: A [continue reading…]

 July 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #227, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 142017
 
Summer Heats Up with New Key West World Culture Dance Series Hosted by Key West Art & Historical Society

Tango your mango and add some salsa to your sweet summer groove with an international dance workshop experience presented by Key West Art & Historical Society in partnership with Brazouka Dance Key West. The six-week Key West World Culture Dance Series, produced by Dr Pamela Connolly, which happens every second Monday, kicks off on July 24, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street with a focus on Salsa. Following weeks will include Ceilidh Scottish Dancing, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Brazilian Zouk, and East Coast Swing. With its mix of [continue reading…]

 July 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #227, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 142017
 
“The Hemingway Suite” Event Spotlights Key West Composer Bill Lorraine with Special Guests Cuban Virtuoso Pianist Lianne Vega, Conductor Zenaida Romeu and Film-maker Oscar Ortega

On Thursday, July 20, from 6:00-8:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society supports the annual Hemingway Days celebration with a special cultural event spotlighting local composer Bill Lorraine who will offer “The Hemingway Suite,” a short film premiere with a live performance of classical music at the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. In 2007, Lorraine was inspired to begin work on an orchestral composition as a tribute to Hemingway. In 2014, the Key West-based artist and musician saw his musical and cross-cultural vision come to fruition [continue reading…]

 July 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #227, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 142017
 
 Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Free Night Sky Symposium at Eco-Discovery Center

Shutterbugs, night sky gazers and National Park lovers take note: Key West Art & Historical Society has created a symposium just for you.  The Society has partnered with the National Park Service and B&H Photography to welcome the public to a free “Night Sky Symposium” on Wednesday, July 26 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Eco Discovery Center, 35 E. Quay Road, featuring an astronomy talk about Florida Keys night skies, a brief history and overview of the Dry Tortugas National Park by the Park’s Cultural Resources Specialist Kelly Clark, and a showcase of [continue reading…]

 July 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #227, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 142017
 
Christmas in July to Benefit Sister Season Fund

Join the Sister Season Fund for Christmas in July on Wednesday, July 12th from 6-8pm on the upstairs balcony at Irish Kevin’s. The event is sponsored by Republic National and will feature photos with Santa, Live Auctions, and Raffles. Suggested donation of $10 includes 2 drink tickets for sponsored beverages. Proceeds from the event, including tips, benefit the Sister Season Fund, a local non-profit organization that assists qualified locals by paying utility bills and/or rent when they are unable to work for a short time due to [continue reading…]

 July 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #227, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 072017
 
KWPG Fusion Art and Lit Exhibit at the Key West Library, Opening: 5:30 PM, July 7

  The Key West Poetry Guild is excited to announce the opening of a fusion visual and literature art exhibit on display at the Key West branch of the Monroe County Library during the month of July. The formal opening will be held 5:30 PM, July 7 at the library. Key West native photojournalist, Jeane LaRance, will give a short presentation on her photos that members of the KWPG used as inspiration for original works of poetry, followed by a reading of the poems. These combination works are [continue reading…]

 July 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #226, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 072017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Tim Williams & Rob Carroll At the Hog’s Breath Philly-based singer-songwriter Tim Williams and Rob Carroll, play the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., July 17 – 23. Williams has two CDs, “We Begin” and “Blue Ribbon.” His shows are often comedic as well as musical. Paired with Carroll, who can tell what will happen on stage.   Atlanta’s Mike Veal Band At the Hog’s Breath Saloon The Mike Veal Band, Atlanta’s favorite party band brings its energy and excitement to the Hog’s Breath Saloon,  July 17 [continue reading…]

 July 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:13 am Issue #225, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 072017
 
Custom House Museum to Serve as Literary Headquarters for Hemingway Days Symposium, Signings, and Readings

Literary fans of the legendary Ernest Hemingway can look forward to an array of new cultural offerings presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at the Custom House Museum during the annual Hemingway Days celebration, taking place July 18- July 23. “Hemingway is an integral part of Key West’s cultural fabric and honoring his literary legacy during Hemingway Days is an opportunity  for us to showcase some of the country’s finest Hemingway scholars,” says Director of Education Adele Williams. Hemingway Days events kick off on Tuesday, [continue reading…]

 July 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #226, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 072017
 
“The Hemingway Suite” Event Spotlights Key West Composer Bill Lorraine with Special Guests Cuban Virtuoso Pianist Lianne Vega, Conductor Zenaida Romeu and Film-maker Oscar Ortega

Writers, fishermen, revelers- many have been inspired by literary legend Ernest Hemingway. This year, Key West Art & Historical Society supports the July 18-23 Hemingway Days festivities with an array of offerings that include not only literary events and a symposium featuring Hemingway-inspired authors, but a very special cultural event spotlighting local composer Bill Lorraine who will offer “The Hemingway Suite,” a short film premiere with a live performance of classical music dedicated to Hemingway at the Studios of Key West on Thursday, July 20 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. In 2007, [continue reading…]

 July 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #226, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 072017
 
Writers' Workshop Openings Announced

The Key West Literary Seminar announces openings in its Writers’ Workshop Program January 15-19, 2018, in Key West. Faculty instructors with availabilities include short story master Joy Williams, two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and critically-acclaimed novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Financial assistance is also available. The five-day Writers’ Workshop Program provides writers at all stages of development with opportunities to explore the craft of writing. Each workshop has its own focus and application requirements, but not all workshops require submission of a writing sample. Enrollment is limited [continue reading…]

 July 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #226, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 302017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Call for Collections of Curios, Baubles and Tchotchkes

Do you collect interesting and unusual objects? Are your shelves filled with knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, tchotchkes, artwork, and other objects of interest? Your unique treasures could be part of the upcoming “Key West Collects” exhibit, presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at the Custom House Museum in December. Keys residents who have their own unusual or impressive collections to loan should contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305.295.6616 x112. The last “Key West Collects” exhibit, held in December 2013, included [continue reading…]

 June 30, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #225, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 302017
 
Culinary Curator Martha Hubbard Stirs Photography Pot with Exhibit at SALT Gallery:  Special Preview July 6

When local chef Martha Hubbard of Isle Cook Key West isn’t creating and curating delicious meals, she’s making and serving a fantastic array of images that reveal the island’s many special flavors.  More than two dozen of Hubbard’s images will be served up at SALT Gallery, located at 830 Fleming Street, in her exhibit “Postcards from the End of the Road,” with a special preview on Thursday, July 6 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. While celebrated for her culinary expertise and service to fine dining establishments that [continue reading…]

 June 30, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #225, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 302017
 
SAVE THE DATE:   Party Like a Hemingway During Hemingway Days with Renowned Mixologist Philip Greene and Key West Art & Historical Society

Hemingway Days, happening July 18-23, celebrates a myriad of ingredients of Ernest Hemingway’s lifestyle, including his passion for the cocktail. Did Hemingway like vermouth?  How about sugar in his daiquiri?  Which drink became his comfort when the sharks came and ate his catch?  Fans of Hemingway and connoisseurs of the cocktail will be intoxicated by Key West Art & Historical Society’s “The Hemingway Gala,” featuring special guest Philip Greene, mixologist and author of “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion,” set for Sunday, [continue reading…]

 June 30, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #225, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 302017
 
Key West Theater School for the Performing Arts Hosts Children’s Summer Camp

The Key West Theater School for the Performing Arts will be holding a multidisciplinary theatrical summer camp from July 17–21. The camp will focus on teaching students acting, singing, and dancing as well as the vocabulary of the theater, in addition to how to collaborate, fail forward, and create their own art so they have a chance to live in the world successfully as artists, should they choose to do so. If they choose another path, they will still have a deep understanding of and [continue reading…]

 June 30, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #225, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 302017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Patrick & the Swayzees At the Hog’s Breath Saloon The Key West hullabaloo, The Patrick & the Swayzees band takes center stage at the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St., July 3 – 9, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. From surf rock to doo-wop, rockabilly to beach music, Patrick & The Swayzees have created a current, yet still wholly nostalgic blend of early rock ‘n’ roll sounds that bring crowds to their feet from opening to encore. Their sets include original songs and instrumentals as [continue reading…]

 June 30, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #225, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 232017
 
Get off the Beaten Trails at the National Key Deer Refuge

Join us for the 4th annual National Key Deer Refuge sponsored Ranger-Guided “Summer Nights Adventure Program”.  Visitors and locals are welcome at these free, kid-friendly, nature-oriented walks and bike rides. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center, (179 Key Deer Blvd in Winn Dixie Plaza, on Big Pine Key).   Attendees are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear (that is ok to get wet), bring bug spray and a camera to capture the moments.  For details, or information, contact Kristie Killam at 305-304-9625 or kristie_killam@fws.gov.  Come on out, [continue reading…]

 June 23, 2017  Posted by at 1:01 am Issue #224, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »