Apr 062018
 
Florida Historian Tom Hambright to Share “The Rest of the Story”

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Florida Historian Tom Hambright as Distinguished Speaker Series guest on Thursday, April 19 at 6:00pm at Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street,where he will share “The Rest of the Story,” an examination of significant Key West history events, presented in the tradition of the late, famed radio newscaster Paul Harvey.

 April 6, 2018  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #263, Special Event, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 062018
 
Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!” Exhibit  

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!,” a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explore his pop art style across several different mediums.  The exhibit opens Friday, April 13, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.  The Green Parrot Bar kicks off the exhibit’s opening at 4:30pm with “The Last Straw” Happy Hour, celebrating what would have been Captain’s 78th birthday and named as an homage to his infamous White Street eatery. Attendees are [continue reading…]

 April 6, 2018  Posted by at 12:08 am ~ Artists ~, Art, Issue #263, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 062018
 
Afro Roots Fest Heads to the Florida Keys for Multiple Events 

The annual Afro Roots World Music Festival has celebrated the evolution of African culture by featuring some of the best performers from the Caribbean, the Americas and Africa during the last two decades. For the first time in its 20-year history, Afro Roots Fest is to travel to the Florida Keys for a variety of events from late April through early June. The regional tour includes a full slate of attractions Saturday, April 28, at Islamorada’s eclectic Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, 151 Morada Way between mile [continue reading…]

 April 6, 2018  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #263, Music, Special Event, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 062018
 
Call for Artists for the Key West Art & Historical Society Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade

Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius to play and on display for the Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for Saturday, May 5. Small and simple or elegantly engineered, teams of any number and age are welcome to enter this pedaled or pushed sculpture parade (think art with parts that move).Registration is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes, with registration fees waived for Society members. Cash [continue reading…]

 April 6, 2018  Posted by at 12:02 am Art, Issue #263, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
March Cemetery Stroll

HISTORIC KEY WEST CEMETERY STROLL March 24 The final Cemetery Stroll to be offered this season at the Historic Key West Cemetery will take place on March 24th. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling 305-304-1453. Among the gravesites to be visited are those of the Richard Moore Kemp, Lang Millian, the Gato plot, and [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #259, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
Call for “Kinetic Coaches”-Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Stipends for Artist-in-Schools Program in Conjunction with the Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade

Are you an artist with a knack for engineering and teaching others the nuts and bolts of how things work? Key West Art & Historical Society is preparing to celebrate its Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, with events set for May 4-6, and is looking for “Kinetic Coaches”—artists that will lead local school STEAM class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) teams in creating parade entries. “Artists will share their ideas and skills with the students, keeping them motivated and the project [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:46 am Art, Issue #259, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
Triple-Academy Award-Winning Film “The Rose Tattoo” Featured in Three Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Events

On March 16, at 10:00am and March 18 at 2:00pm, curator Dennis Beaver will lead tours focused on “The Key West Filming of ‘The Rose Tattoo’” at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Ave. The Museum tour provides participants with background details on the making of the film and prepares them to note interesting features of “The Rose Tattoo” film that will play at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street, Monday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. Key West Art & Historical Society presents these events as part of the annual 2018 Tennessee Williams Birthday [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #259, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Celebrates Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!” Exhibit

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!,” a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explores his pop art style across several different mediums.  The exhibit opens Friday, April 13, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Spanning nearly four decades in Key West, Captain Outrageous imprinted his indelible mark on the island with both his colorful artwork and personality.  He made the world his [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:40 am Art, Issue #259, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
Coffee Butler & Friends Return to the Key West Theater 

After five sellout concerts Lofton Coffee Butler and Friends returns to the Key West Theater March 18th. The legendary entertainer was born and raised in Key West, Coffee has performed here all his life retiring in 2005.  He was featured in the recent release of “The Soul of Key West, Volume II”. Family and friends called him Loffy except for one friend that kept mispronouncing Loffy as “Coffee.” Soon the name “Coffee” stuck. Later, when he was playing at the Hukilau, the owner’s girlfriend said that [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #259, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
Local Award-Winning Dance Company Takes the Stage at Tennessee Williams Theater

On Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30pm, The CoffeeMill’s pre-professional ‘Young Dance Collective’ and visiting guest artist Mary Kay Cottrill will take the stage at Tennessee Williams Theater for an evening of performance, offering excerpts from the ballet “Paquita” and original works from their repertoire under the direction of Joseph Goodman, including choreography created by company member Tori Gregg performed to live piano composed by student musician Kryzstof Madro. The Young Dance Collective – Vivian Carper, Katiana Casler, Ryan Fossum, Tori Gregg, Madison Harding, Reese Kight, Isabella Nodal, [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #259, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
SALT Gallery Features Two Artists in March

For the month of March, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., www.saltislandprovisions.com) will feature a new collection of whimsical mixed media paintings by local artists Marlene Koenig and Lenny Addorisio. To celebrate Marlene and Lenny’s new works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th. Marlene Koenig grew up surrounded by art in the form of the patterns and shapes of her father’s blueprints and the colors and textures of her mother’s fabrics. Her pieces are ethereal and inspired [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:34 am Art, Issue #259, What To Do No Responses »