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 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
 
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 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
 
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 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
 
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 052017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series to Examine Historic Jewish Underground in Key West

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Arlo Haskell, writer, historian, and director of the Key West Literary Seminar, to the Tropic Cinema on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00pm. Haskell’s presentation will explore the little known world of Key West’s former Jewish Underground, and the smuggling of refugees from Cuba to Key West from 1918-1939. During the 1920s, as Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany’s Nazi Party, new immigration policies severely restricted the number of Jews allowed to immigrate into [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #217, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
Kinetic Coaches in Schools Program Helps Young Minds Move Forward

Adult artists, engineers, and other community creatives aren’t the only ones preparing their human-powered sculptures for the upcoming Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade. This year, multiple Key West schools and two “Kinetic Coaches” have joined in the craze, innovatively engaging in STEAM initiatives and the exploration of social commentary that parade namesake Stanley Papio was well known for— as they transform tricycles into Kinetic Sculpture Float entries for the May 6th parade. “A kinetic parade is the perfect amalgamation of STEAM subjects,” says Director of Education [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #217, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
Kids Can Get Kinetic with These Family-Friendly Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade Events

With the Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade just around the bend, kids and their caregivers can easily join in on the fun with a bevy of events created just for them: “Kinetic Flash,” a free pre-parade workshop that also invites kids to march in the Saturday, May 6 parade, a Sunday, May 7 “Papio Picnic & Kinetic Kids Day” at Fort East Martello’s courtyard, and free museum entry into Fort East Martello Museum with a special exhibit tour of the Stanley Papio collection that same day [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #217, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
The Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade and 7 Great Reasons to Roll

Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius on display for the Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for Saturday, May 6th, with additional festivities on Friday and Sunday. Here are 7 great reasons you should roll yourselves there! IT’S FAMILY FRIENDLY, art-inspired, human-powered fun! Think art with parts that move. YOU CAN PUT SOME FUNK INTO YOUR JUNK. Excellent excuse for dumpster diving adventures and recycling your Fantasy Fest costumes [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #217, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
May 13th Speaker, Matthew Martin

Saturday, May 13th at 1:30pm: “Protecting Plants and Wildlife at Boca Chica Naval Base” is the topic presented by Matthew Martin, Natural Resource Manager, Naval Air Station Key West. Martin is a conservation biologist whose previous experience includes National Park Service, EPA, and Fish and Wildlife. These assignments took him to diverse East-coast habitats where he worked on projects involving many threatened or endangered species from land, air and water. Large swaths of Lower Keys’ habitat lie within restricted military reserves. It may be reassuring [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #217, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting: Wed. May 10th, 2017

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…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #217, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
Key West Mystery Fest Welcomes Renowned Spinners of Suspense and Intrigue

Interested in bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic science, how to craft the perfect crime – or just like to hang out with fascinating storytellers? Then follow the clues to the 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 16-18, 2017 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key. During a weekend of panels, presentations and social events, Fest guests will learn first-hand how to craft tales of crime, murder and mystery from a stellar line-up of mystery and suspense luminaries and true-crime experts and even [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:11 am Issue #217, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
3 Mother’s Day Weekend Family Friendly Fundraisers for FKHSC

This coming Mother’s Day weekend, there are 3 great events where you can take Mom to have some fun and support Keys families before, during, and after pregnancy. For 25 years, FKHSC has been serving families in the Keys, and the family–friendly fundraisers are guaranteed to entertain and pamper Mom this year on Mother’s Day Weekend. Friday night, May 12, start your weekend at the BottleCap Blue Room with Happy Hour and hors d’oeuvres. All bartender tips are donated to Healthy Start. For your enjoyment [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #217, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 282017
 
“29 Points of Interest” Historical Trolley Tours

The Matecumbe Historical Trust Presents the “29 Points of Interest” Historical Trolley Tours on the islands of Islamorada on Saturday, May 6th and May 20th starting at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Hwy. A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing photos of what things were like in the past and then you see what they are like today. The first tour begins at 10:00 am. Additional tours will be added to accommodate demand. Tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations [continue reading…]

 April 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #216, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »