May 262017
 
Q&A with John Hemingway – Special Guest Speaker at Upcoming Mystery Fest Key West

Event organizers have announced that John Hemingway, grandson of the late Nobel Prize winning American author Ernest Hemingway, is set to be a special guest speaker during the Mystery Fest Key West, an annual gathering of award-winning and bestselling mystery fiction and true crime authors and the readers who love them, set for June 16-18, 2017. The American-born, Canada-based writer and translator’s articles and short stories have appeared in American, Italian and Spanish newspapers and reviews. He was a contributor to the “Murder In Key [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #220, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Author Kenneth D. Michaels to Debut “Only in Key West”: A Nick and Norm Gay Detective Novel on June 9 at 801 Cabaret

On Friday, June 9, from 5-7pm, author Kenneth D. Michaels will debut his latest mystery, “Only in Key West” at the 801 Duval Street Cabaret above the 801 Bourbon Bar in Key West. “Only in Key West” is a sequel to Michaels’ first novel, “The Gay Detective,” which earned kudos in 2106: the International Readers Favorite Book Award and the Reader Views Award. He was also a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards. “Only in Key West” reflects our local “One Human Family” philosophy,” [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Last Call for June 1 Contest Deadline: One Mystery Fest Key West Guest Will Nab Cameo Role in Author Meg Muldoon’s Next Novel

Those who have registered to attend the upcoming Mystery Fest Key West by midnight June 1 will be entered in a drawing to win a cameo ‘walk-on’ role in bestselling author Meg Muldoon’s next “Christmas River” series novel, “Meltdown in Christmas River: A Christmas Cozy Mystery Book,” which is due out this August. Muldoon, a former news reporter and author of more than a dozen “cozy” mystery titles, is slated to be a featured panelist at the upcoming “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed Fest, [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
"Key West, en Plein Air" Featured Artist Nancy Henning

The Key West Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of “Key West, en Plein Air” featuring the works of local artist Nancy Henning. Join us Friday, June 2nd from 5-7pm for the opening reception: sip a glass of wine, enjoy a lite snack, and visit with the artist. A resident since 2005 Nancy Henning has a passion for painting on the streets of Key West, in the open air. This special exhibition of her recent work bespeaks to the tropical beauty and vibrant colors of the [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Art, Issue #220, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Photographer Blackburn Shows Works

Local photographer Larry Blackburn will again show his photographic works on Friday, June 2nd from 6-9 pm as part of the First Friday Upper Duval Art Stroll.  The exhibit will feature new photographs of familiar sights around Key West as well as images captured in the South American country of Ecuador.  The photographs are printed on different mediums including canvas, metal, metallic paper and acrylic.  The exhibit will take place at the newest gallery in Key West, “The Salty Gallery” which is located at 1114 [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Art, Issue #220, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Donavon Frankenreiter, George Winston Just Announced at the Key West Theater

Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing two creative careers – on onstage, on in the waves – but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he names his [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #220, Music, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Workshop on Cataloging Your Photograph Collection

Do you have a collection of old photographs that you’d like to organize but aren’t sure how to start? On Thursday, June 8 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Custom House Museum, Key West Art & Historical Society hosts a “Cataloging Your Photograph Collection” workshop series that invites people to learn what museums do with their photograph collections, and why it is important to digitize, catalog or just simply preserve them for future generations. Space is limited to two students per session due to limited scanning stations; [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello Offers New Sessions for Tweens and Teens aged 10-16

Youth aged 10-16 can join in on the cultural immersion fun while engaging their passion for the arts and the environment with Key West Art & Historical Society’s ArtCamp!, beginning June 12th through June 30th with three sessions: Teen Fossil Camp June 12– June 16, Pinhole Photography Camp: Technique June 19- June 23, and Pinhole Photography Camp: Creating a Body of Work June 26-June 30. The Teen Fossil Camp guides students in learning how to sculpt and cast bones working with tools in clay, plaster, [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #220, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Newly Renovated Flagler Exhibit Opening Event Friday Evening, May 26

Key West Art & Historical Society’s Newly Renovated “Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway” Exhibit Re-opens to the Public Key West Art & Historical Society’s newly-renovated permanent “Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway” exhibit debuts Friday evening, May 26, with a special opening event on the second floor of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The Society welcomes members of the public to the exhibit opening from 6:00pm-7:00pm, with a suggested donation of $10 for non-members, and free VIP access [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Reiki Training at Unity of the Keys, June 10 and 11

Certified Reiki Master Ann Maisch returns to Unity of the Keys for a weekend of Reiki Training. Each level of training offers transformational self-healing techniques and includes protocol for treating of self and others. There are no prerequisites; anyone can learn this simple and profoundly healing discipline. Classes offered are Reiki Level One Attunement, Level Two Attunement and Reiki Master. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call 305-296-5888 or visit Unityofthekeys.org for more information. You have healing hands! Join us to awaken your [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
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…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Tennessee Williams Exhibit Seeks Volunteers

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit is seeking volunteers to welcome guests on Sunday afternoons from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Exhibit location, 513 Truman Avenue.  The goal of the Exhibit is to keep the legacy alive of one of the greatest American writers of the last century. It offers visitors an entertaining and informative self-guided tour as well as curator led tours. Included in the Exhibit is the largest collection of Tennessee Williams memorabilia available to the public. It includes an extensive collection of photographs, [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Key West BrewFest 2017 on Tap for Labor Day Weekend

Tickets go on sale June 1 for Key West BrewFest, the annual Labor Day weekend event that draws beer lovers to the Southernmost City and raises money for college scholarships and other worthy local causes supported by Key West Sunrise Rotary. This will be the eighth year the club has sponsored the popular fundraising event that includes beer brunches, dinners and parties. The Signature Tasting Festival with samples of nearly 200 beers will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, on South Beach at the Southernmost [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:11 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
“Let’s Tea Party” at The Green Pineapple Wellness Center to Feature Key West Chiropractic’s Dr. Ryan Barnett

If learning about health, healing, and well-being while sipping delicious complimentary organic teas and lattes sounds like an afternoon made for you, be sure to save the date for this month’s “Let’s Tea Party” at The Green Pineapple Wellness Center located at 1130 Duval Street. The free gathering features Dr. Ryan Barnett of Key West Chiropractic and will be held on Saturday, May 27th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Dr. Barnett believes health and wellness is a journey of progress and improvement. A Key West native [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Call to Artists: Poster Contest for OIRF Home Tours

The Old Island Restoration Foundation is looking for an image to be used in the 2017-2018 Home Tour posters and advertising.  Artists are invited to submit artwork that captures the OIRF mission (to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of Key West) and appeals to the people who go on our Home Tours. Artwork can be any medium or size, but must be reproducible to an 11×8.5 inch horizontal image.  The winning artist will be awarded a prize of $200 and theircreation will appear on [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

The Jessie Brown Band Returns to the Hog’s Breath Saloon Jessie Brown, a singer-songwriter from Indiana, returns at the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St., May 29 – June 4, with her band, 10 pm – 2 am. Growing up in the heartland of Indiana, Jessie has been passionate about music since she was a little girl. Her family was part of a touring southern gospel group, and Jessie traveled and sang with them starting at age three until she was 13. “I didn’t have [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #220, Music, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Food Schleppers* Needed

Southernmost Homeless is again in need of few more “Schleppers” to make a quick trip from the old Soup Kitchen to the Homeless Shelter every afternoon. Volunteer Schleppers bring the wonderful food the St. Mary’s volunteers prepare out to serve the men and women who are staying that night at the Homeless Shelter on Stock Island. The pickup & 2 1/2 mile trip can be completed in about half an hour or so at any time from 5:00 to 7:00pm and you are welcome to [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:37 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Survivor's Party Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Join the Sister Season Fund at La Te Da on Memorial Day for the 40th Annual Survivor’s Party! This year’s event is bigger and better than ever and will include a small plates buffet, cash bar, live entertainment, silent auction, and door prizes. Enjoy music by DJ Rude Girl and a variety show in the cabaret with MC Laurie Thibaud featuring performances by some of your favorites, including Beatrix Dixie, Chad Newman, Joanie Sullivan, QMitch, Rock Solomon, Ronnie Carruthers, Shawn Montgomery, and Trey Forsyth. The [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
SAVE THE DATE!! M Ensemble Company Presents FLYIN' WEST, June 8-25

FLYIN’ WEST by Pearl Cleage Directed by Jerry Maple, Jr. June 8-25, 2017 Sandrell Rivers Theater At Audrey M. Edmonson Transit Village 6101 NW 7th Avenue Miami, Fla. 33127 Dear Readers, Contributors & Friends, As President of the Board of Directors, for The M Ensemble Theater Company, I invite you as my guest, to come and join us for our Opening Night Performance on June 8th at 7:30 PM. After the show we will have a cast party, buffet dinner and dance music for your [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #219, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello offers new sessions for teens aged 10-16

This summer, youth aged 10-16 can join in on the cultural immersion fun while engaging in their passion for the arts and the environment with Key West Art & Historical Society’s ArtCamp!, beginning June 12th through June 30th with three sessions: Teen Fossil Camp June 12– June 16, Pinhole Photography Camp: Technique June 19- June 23, and Pinhole Photography Camp: Creating a Body of Work June 26-June 30. The Teen Fossil Camp guides students in learning how to sculpt and cast bones working with tools [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Camp Squirt, Gay Pride, Key West 2017

  Producer MoonFire Tower is happy to announce his partnership with the Side Bar in Key West, Florida, to bring his long running Fine Art and Entertainment Extravaganza titled: Camp Squirt to this exciting new venue, opening Gay Pride on June 7th, 2017 from 6pm to 4am. The show begins on Wednesday June 7th at 6pm with an exhibit by international sculptor Bryce LeVan Cushing, who is fresh off the show: Drap Art, 20 Years in Pittsburgh, sponsored by the Andy Warhol Museum. Cushing is [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
8 Killer Reasons to Register for Mystery Fest Key West 2017 Now

The 4th Annual “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed Mystery Fest Key West will take place June 16-18 in Key West, Florida. Here are 8 “killer” reasons to register now: 1) With celebrated authors of action/adventure, true-crime, cozies, noir and more, it’s a mystery genre cornucopia! 2) Sensational star power: Liaise with headliners John Hemingway, Clifford Irving, Randy Rawls, and Charles Todd, featured presenters Lisa Black, James O. Born, Nancy J. Cohen and Heather Graham, and panelist authors David Beckwith, Robert Coburn, Bill Craig, John [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
American Dream Concert to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Kick off Memorial Day weekend early at the 3rd Annual American Dream Concert on the beach at the Pier House Resort and Spa on Thursday, May 25th from 6pm – 9pm. The evening features live music by Bill Blue and the Nervous Guys and benefits Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys.In addition to great music, guests will enjoy light fare, raffles, games, prizes, a silent auction, and dancing on the beach. Habitat appreciates the generous support of the Pier House, which [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:25 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Author Kenneth D. Michaels to Debut “Only in Key West”: A Nick and Norm Gay Detective novel on June 9 at 801 Cabaret in Key West

Author Kenneth D. Michaels to Debut “Only in Key West”: A Nick and Norm Gay Detective novel on June 9 at 801 Cabaret On Friday, June 9, from 5-7pm, author Kenneth D. Michaels will debut his latest mystery, “Only in Key West” at the 801 Duval Street Cabaret above the 801 Bourbon Bar. “Only in Key West” is a sequel to Michaels’ first novel, “The Gay Detective,” which earned kudos in 2106: the International Readers Favorite Book Award and the Reader Views Award. He was [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers In-Depth Look at “Overseas to the Keys - Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway” Exhibit During Curator-Led Tour

On Wednesday, June 7, from 10-11am, Cori Convertito, Ph.D., will offer a special Curator-led tour of the newly renovated Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum exhibit “Overseas to the Keys – Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway.” The tour is free, but museum admission rates apply (KWAHS members enjoy free museum admission). Reservations are required, limited to first 15 registrants. The permanent exhibit celebrates an important part of Florida Keys history and the incredible engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West, an [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Hemingway Rum Company Unveils New Key West Rum Distillery & Experience Center

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s Spirit of Adventure, the Makers of Papa’s Pilar® Offer Rum Enthusiasts a New Adventure Destination Hemingway Rum Company, the makers of Papa’s Pilar® premium sipping rums, which were inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s spirit of adventure, will officially open its Rum Distillery & Experience Center to the public on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The new facility pays homage to the legendary adventurer who once proudly called Key West home. Nestled in the heart of Key West at 201 Simonton St. (the corner [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:21 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
This Saturday, Bubble Play for Children and Adults on the Oldest House Lawn

This Saturday, May 20, from 10:00-11:30am, Key West Art & Historical Society and the Oldest House Museum welcome children and their adults for a fun-packed morning of bubble play on the Oldest House lawn, 322 Duval Street. Free for KWAHS and Old Island Restoration Foundation members and $5 for non-members. Coffee will be provided; families are encouraged to bring their own snacks and blankets. For more information call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums. Your community. It takes an island.children

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Unity of the Keys Presents Nimo in Concert

Saturday May 20th at 7:00 pm 1011 Virginia St. Key West www.Unityofthekeys.org 305-296-5888 Nimo comes to Key West with his Empty Hands tour on May 20th , featuring songs and music based on themes of kindness, gratitude and universal love. After a career on Wall St. and fame and fortune as a MTV rap star, Nimo has found his true calling. Nimo is now writing, singing and living a life of practicing and sharing small acts with great love. His intention is that as he [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #219, Music, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Dave Coleman at the Hog’s Breath Saloon Nashville rocker Dave Coleman will play solo at the Hog’s mid-shift gig, 5:30 – 9:30 pm, May 22 – 28. Catch the more personal side of Dave the singer-songwriter. Coleman’s CD, “Nowhere’s Too Far,” was called an eclectic rock record that’s a raucous as Saturday night in East Nashville. Chicago’s Biscuit Miller And The Mix At the Hog’s Breath Saloon Biscuit Miller and The Mix play the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St., May 22 – 28, taking [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #219, Music, What To Do No Responses »
May 122017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society’s Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway Exhibit

Take a journey on the Florida East Coast Railway’s Key West Extension – an overseas train they said couldn’t be done – with Key West Art & Historical Society’s exhibit Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway. The newly-renovated permanent exhibit will debut with a special opening event Friday, May 26 from 6:00pm-7:30pm on the second floor of the Custom House Museum located at 281 Front Street. The exhibit celebrates an important part of Florida Keys history and the incredible engineering feat that joined [continue reading…]

 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #218, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 122017
 
Unity of the Keys Presents Nimo in Concert

Saturday May 20th at 7:00 pm 1011 Virginia St. Key West www.Unityofthekeys.org 305-296-5888 Nimo comes to Key West with his Empty Hands tour on May 20th , featuring songs and music based on themes of kindness, gratitude and universal love. After a career on Wall St. and fame and fortune as a MTV rap star, Nimo has finally found his true calling. Nimo is now writing, singing and living a life of practicing and sharing small acts with great love. His intention is that as [continue reading…]

 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:27 am Issue #218, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 122017
 
Disney's High School Musical at the Key West Theater

High School Musical Opens This Weekend The Key West High School Drama Club and Key West Theater have teamed up to present Disney’s “High School Musical” live on stage at the Key West Theater at 2pm and 7pm this Saturday, May 20th, and at 7pm on May 21st. The entire cast is made up of students from Key West High School with the production team led by Key West Theater’s Juliet Gray, Phillip Cole White, and Alexandra Zeto. The live show is based on Disney [continue reading…]

 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #218, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
May 122017
 
One Mystery Fest Key West Guest Will Nab Cameo Role in Author Meg Muldoon’s Next Novel

In a startling plot twist, organizers of the upcoming Key West Mystery Fest have announced that one Fest guest will walk into the pages of bestselling author Meg Muldoon’s next “Christmas River” series novel. Muldoon, a former news reporter and author of more than a dozen “cozy” mystery titles, is slated to be a featured panelist at the upcoming “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed Key West Mystery Fest, a gathering of true-crime, mystery, and suspense writers and fans to be held in Key West, [continue reading…]

 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #218, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 122017
 
Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser

15th Annual One Particular Harbour fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club promises a classic Duval Street party For information contact Dan Dombroski: 305-797-5258 15th Annual One Particular Harbour fundraiser Margaritaville, 500 Duval St. Sunday, May 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ready to party and raise money for the largest childcare provider in the Florida Keys? The Boys and Girls Club of the Keys Area invites all to its largest fundraiser of the year, the 15th Annual One Particular Harbour event, set for Sunday, [continue reading…]

 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:15 am Issue #218, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 122017
 
Speaker Series Presents: Protecting Plants & Wildlife at Boca Chica Naval Base, Sat. May 13th 1:30 PM at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Protecting Plants and Wildlife at Boca Chica Naval Base Saturday, May 13th at 1:30 pm The Nature Chapel at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden US 1 at College Road, Stock Island Matthew Martin, Naval Engineering Facilities Command Natural Resource Manager, Naval Air Station Key West. Martin is a conservation biologist whose previous experience includes National Park Service, EPA, and Fish & Wildlife where he worked on projects involving many threatened or endangered land, air and water species. Large swaths of Lower Keys’ habitat [continue reading…]

 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:15 am Issue #218, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 122017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

West Texas Singer-Songwriter Cliff Cody Plays the Hog’s Breath Saloon West Texas singer-songwriter Cliff Cody plays the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St., mid-shift gig – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. May 15 – 21. “Chasin Whiskey,” Cody’s first recorded cut was recognized as a highlight of Julie Roberts’ album “Men and Mascara” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Since first playing the Key West Songwriters Festival, Cody has become a favorite and regular performer in the Keys. His soulful voice and story telling style of writing has [continue reading…]

 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #218, Music, What To Do No Responses »