Apr 212017
 
Last Call: Cuban Master Photographer Raúl Corrales Exhibit of Rare Hemingway, Cojimar, and Cuban Revolution Images at SALT Gallery

YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?— The work of late Master Cuban photographer Raúl Corrales is on exhibit until May 4 at SALT Gallery in Key West, featuring a portfolio of images that offer a compelling documentary and a rare opportunity for fine art collectors, Cuban history and Hemingway buffs, and photography enthusiasts alike. Included are images Corrales captured of Hemingway and his Cuban fisherman friend who inspired The Old Man and the Sea, and several from Corrales’ best-known work—the Cuban Revolution. Images like the [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Art, Issue #215, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 212017
 
Nation’s Kinetic Parade Craze Hits Key West with 2nd Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade Set for May 6

Key West has long been known for its kinetic energy, but on May 6 from 12:00PM-1:00PM, it’s about to become quite literal when the 2nd Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade rolls through downtown Key West with its cavalcade of art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculptures and art bikes. The Parade celebrates creativity and innovation while honoring Stanley Papio, a Florida Keys’ pioneering folk artist whose recycled metal sculptures teem with a clever sense of satire, tenacity, and innovation— key ingredients in kinetic parades across the county. The [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #215, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 212017
 
Willie Drye, Author of “Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935” to Appear as Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Guest

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00PM– 7:00PM, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes author and National Geographic News Contributing Editor Willie Drye to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum as Distinguished Speaker Series guest. Described by eminent meteorologist Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as “a reporter with decades of experience and a real knack for exploring the human dimensions of a natural disaster,” Drye’s book, “Storm of the Century: The Labor [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #215, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 212017
 
Youth Summer Sailing Camp

The Key West Community Sailing Center will be offering a youth summer program again this year for students ages 6 to 17. All classes will run from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. There will be ten, one week sessions, running Monday through Friday. The dates for these sessions will be: June 12 to June 16 – Beginner Class (9-17 years) June 19 to June 23 – Beginner Class (9-17 years) June 26 to July 30 – Intermediate Class (9-17 years) July 3 to July 7 [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #215, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 212017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Randy McAllister Band At the Hog’s Breath Saloon Texas singer-songwriter Randy McAllister and his band will play the Hog’s Breath Saloon’s late-night gig, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., April 24 – 30. McAllister’s brings a winning combination of great performance, original compositions and the credibility of a Grammy nominee to the Hog’s Breath. McAllister is one of the premier singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist to emerge from Texas. His music has been hailed as some of the most original and innovative being played today. While comparison’s are [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #215, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers In-Depth Look at “The Navy in Key West” Exhibit During Curator-Led Tour

On Wednesday, May 3, from 10-11am, Cori Convertito, Ph.D., will offer a special Curator-led tour of the acclaimed current Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum exhibit “The Navy in Key West.” The tour is free, but museum admission rates apply (KWAHS members enjoy free museum admission). Reservations (maximum 15 guests) are required. The symbiotic relationship between the U.S. Navy and Key West extends as far back as the 1820s. For nearly two centuries, the two have journeyed through periods of menacing pirates, [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:52 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
It's National Poetry Month / Celebrating Black American Poetry

by Malcolm Willison……. The Key West Poetry Guild held its annual reading to celebrate Black American poetry at the AME Zion Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. It is also appropriate to consider this event as an important preliminary to the April celebration of National Poetry Month. Vicki Boguzewski, a coordinator of the Poetry Guild and organizer of this event, introduced each reader with brief relevant material on the development of Black American poetry. The first reader was Felix Pradas, who discussed the [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:48 am Art, Issue #214 No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Fortunes Made and Lost in the Florida Keys

The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host this month’s free audio/visual presentation by the late historian and archaeologist Irving R Eyster on Monday, April 17th at Island Community Church, MM 83 at 6:30 P.M. The presentation will show many of the industries and businesses from the past going back to the early 1800’s through today. Many fortunes were made and lost in the Florida Keys. Indians had trade here long ago. Stories of the wreckers, the salt industry, the tobacco factories in Key West, pineapple farming, [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Blues Legend Popa Chubby at the Green Parrot, April 21-23

After a sold out 5-country European tour Blues legend Popa Chubby brings it on home for some featured US dates in January and February. The Chubbster will be playing selections from his new release “The Catfish”, as well as selections from Chubby’s prolific 25 year career. www.popachubby.com. Green Parrot, April 21 and Alril 22, 5:30 and 10:30. April 23, 5:30 Soundcheck.

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #214, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Akron’s ‘Highway 61 Band’ Plays The Hog’s Breath Saloon Akron, Ohio’s “Highway 61 Band” returns to the Hog’s Breath Saloon, playing the late-shift gig, April 17 – 23, playing the late-night gig, 10 pm – 2 am The Highway 61 Band has not changed its commitment to the harmonica driven roots of rock and boogie blues. The bands line up today features: Mike Lenz: guitar, harmonica, vocals; Pat Hughes: bass and vocals;Paul Labins: drums, vocals, and Bob Moughler: vocals and harmonica. The Highway 61 Band [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:31 am Issue #214, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series to Highlight Cold War Archeology of South Florida

On Thursday, April 20 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University, to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum. Ayers-Rigsby will offer a presentation that will explore former top secret sites associated with the Cold War that were located in the Everglades and throughout South Florida. “Cold War archaeology is part of what archaeologists often refer to as [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
29 Points of Interest Trolley Tours

Matecumbe Historical Trust Presents “29 Points of Interest” A Trolley Tour through Time On the islands of Islamorada April 15th Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Hwy. The tours begin at 10:00 and 11:30 am. Tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended. 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 and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Sally Wernicoff Sculpture Show Held Over at Gildea Gallery

Local Sculptor Enjoys Big Sales with New Works in Stone Following on the tremendous success of her first one woman show, Visions in Stone, Gildea Contemporary Gallery on Southard St. has extended the show dates to allow more of Sally Wernicoff’s fans to view and purchase the unique works in alabaster, marble, and clay. “We couldn’t be happier with our sculpture,” says local art collector Sylvia Weinberg who showed up early for the opening with her husband Samy in order to get first pick of [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Art, Issue #214, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Dr. Bill Irwin to Speak at Key West Botanical Garden, "GMOs, Neonics and Pollinators: Separating Fact From Fear"

Saturday, April 15 at 1:30pm at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Dr. Bill Irwin, Professor of Biology at Florida Keys Community College, will give a presentation on “GMOs, Neonics and Pollinators: separating fact from fear.” Meet at the Chapel in the KWTF&BG on College Road – turn at the light on U.S. 1. Free for members and students; $5 for non-members. Call 305-296-1504 or visit kwbgs.org. As the human population continues to grow, efficient food production becomes increasingly important. Fortunately, the agriculture [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
5th Annual Associate Members Show

The Key West Art Center celebrates the 5th Annual Associate Members’ Show with an opening reception on Saturday, April 15th from 5 to 7 PM. The show will feature work in a variety of mediums by artists who help support the Art Center. Invite your friends to come and see a diverse show that will capture your imagination. Be reminded once more of the creativity and talent that is so prevalent in Key West, reflecting the natural inspiring beauty of our island. The Key West [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Art, Issue #214, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Divine Dinner and Drag Show at La Te Da to Benefit KWPD Mounted Unit

On Wednesday evening, April 26, 40 ticket holders will experience a four-course culinary adventure at La te da, 1125 Duval Street, impeccably served with select wine pairings and followed by a one-man all-live female impersonation show performed by Tracey Towers (aka Trey Forsyth) featuring hits made famous by artists such as Shirley Bassy, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus and Hedwig. Ticket proceeds from the dinner, after-dinner entertainment and a fabulous silent auction will benefit a fund to purchase and donate new equipment for the Key [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:33 am Issue #213, Special Events No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
April 15th Speaker at KWTF&BG: "GMOs, Neonics and Pollinators: Separating Fact from Fear."

Saturday, April 15 at 1:30pm at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Dr. Bill Irwin, Professor of Biology at Florida Keys Community College, will give a presentation on “GMOs, Neonics and Pollinators: separating fact from fear.” Meet at the Chapel in the KWTF&BG on College Road – turn at the light on U.S. 1. Free for members and students; $5 for non-members. Call 305-296-1504 or visit kwbgs.org. As the human population continues to grow, efficient food production becomes increasingly important. Fortunately, the agriculture [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:33 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Last Call to Submit Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition Entries

The final day to submit entries for this year’s Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition is Saturday, April 15. 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…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Kinetic Tiger and Artist’s Kin to Lead Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

Kinetic Tiger and Artist’s Kin to Lead Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade—Some Tigers pounce, some (like Tigger) bounce, and one is soon to roll as Grand Marshal of the Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade. Monroe County School District IT Director Joy Nulisch has been selected as a “Papio Ambassador,” a title accompanied by cash support to aid in crafting her concept – a Glynn Archer Tiger look-alike kinetic sculpture float. The soon-to-be kinetic cat, which Nulisch is building along [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #213, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
A Fundraiser for Wesley House Dinner and Show

His Majesty King Christopher Rounds requests your presence for a Magnificent Feast at La Te da 1125 Duval St to help raise funds for Wesley House Family Services on Wednesday April 12th at 6:00pm. After a scrumptious meal, a very special performance will take place in The Crystal Room, starring Christopher Peterson as Judy Garland and Mr. Bobby Nesbitt as a guest star and piano man. Tickets for dinner and show are a mere $125.00 and show only, which starts at 8:30, is only $50.00. [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
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, April 13th 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…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:13 am Art, Issue #213, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Honors Volunteer Dana Payne

Key West Art & Historical Society, steward to the Custom House, Fort East Martello, and Key West Lighthouse and the many archives and collections housed within, honors curatorial volunteer Dana Payne for her dedication and efforts to the organization as she moves from the community. Dana, who volunteered four days a week for nearly two years and researched images at home during her free time, was instrumental in selecting images for the museum’s exhibitions as well as digitizing the archive of photographs now available online. [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
SPLASHING into Summer Coral Camp!

Summer Coral Camp 2017 Registration is Open! When school lets out, Coral Camp begins. 6-12 year old youths explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting education activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each funpacked day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities. Activities include science and art projects in addition to exciting field trips around Key West. Campers also experience four days of snorkeling: one day practicing their snorkeling skills at the beach, one day in the [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting: Wed. April 12th

Looking for a new adventure? We invite you to attend the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photography Club meeting. We welcome everyone, from beginners wanting to learn, to experienced photographers who want to share their expertise. Together we’ll explore the natural areas of the Florida Keys looking for great photography opportunities and stories to share. Bring 3-5 photos to share. Learn about our upcoming field trips and photo classes. We’ll have all photos from the 2017 Refuge Photo Contest on display for your enjoyment. The [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »