Mar 242017
 
Tennessee Williams Film Forum

A film forum sponsored by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit as part of its annual Birthday Celebration for the playwright is set for Monday, March 27 at the Tropic Cinema. A champagne reception will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m., followed by the forum scheduled from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Discussion will be led by Shirrel Rhoades, local film critic and publisher, and will focus on Williams’ ties with Hollywood and his foray into screenwriting, with particular attention given to three of his films recently [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Distinguished Speaker John Blades Reveals the Connection Between Henry Flagler, Bananas, and Israel State Establishment

What do bananas, the overthrow of a government, and Henry Flagler have in common? Attend Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House to find out. John Blades, recently retired director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, will share tales of Sam Zemurray, the businessman who purchased Flagler’s former yacht ‘Alicia’ to help stage a Honduran revolution to save his banana business and eventually influenced the establishment [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Sponsorship Dollars Available for Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade Creative Support

Powered by the creativity and whimsy of artists and assemblers of all ages, the Second Annual Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade will roll through downtown Key West on May 6, and there is currently more than $7,000 in support funds earmarked for participating artists and schools. Available funds come in the form of ten $500 sponsorships for artists and five $400 scholarships for schools, made possible by ‘Papio Pals’ Historic Tours of America and Margaritaville Resort and Marina. Those interested [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition Submission Deadline is April 15

Mystery Fest Key West has announced a call for entries for this year’s Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition. 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…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Friends of the KW Library Book Sale, April 1

The Friends of the Key West Library’s final book sale of the season takes place on Saturday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming St. Stock up on summer reading. Both fiction and non-fiction are available. Proceeds go to the library’s programs, books, and equipment. Also, check out the ongoing in-library book sales. Baked goods will be provided by the southernmost Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call 305-394-7148.

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Trolley Tours

Matecumbe Historical Trust Presents 29 Points of Interest A Trolley Tour through Time On the Islands of Islamorada Saturday March 25 Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Hwy. The tours will begin at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway starting at 10:00 am. The tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended due to demand. 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 [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
“Let’s Tea Party” at The Green Pineapple Wellness Center

If learning about the island’s holistic and creative business community while sipping on organic tea with like-minded people sounds like an afternoon made for you, The Green Pineapple Wellness Center on 1130 Duval Street has the perfect monthly offering. “Let’s Tea Party” starts Saturday, March 25th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, with this month’s gathering featuring holistic entrepreneur Karen Moore of Zen jewelry, with complimentary organic tea and special discounts on retail and services. “The Green Pineapple is always working on ways to create space for [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Monroe County TV to Premiere Featurette: "Monroe County Women's Month 2017

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, Monroe County TV is premiering an original featurette that showcases seven County women who have made significant contributions to the Keys. The featurette – called “Monroe County Women’s Month 2017” – premieres Sunday, March 19, at 5 p.m. on MCTV, which can be accessed on Comcast Channel 76, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and the Monroe County website: www.monroecounty-fl.gov. The program interviews: Sylvia Murphy – Monroe County Commissioner, District 5; Heather Carruthers – Monroe County Commissioner, District 3; Anne [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
The F E C Extension Series Postcards

The Matecumbe Historical Trust invites you a very special presentation on Monday, March 20th beginning at 6:30 pm at Island Community Church. Our friend, Professor Seth Bramson, the only person in the country who bears the official title of Company Historian with an American railroad, will present, for the first time ever shown in public: The F E C Extension Series Postcards. This is his first-ever power point presentation in which he will show us the nearly complete series from his collection (he has all [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:33 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
(FKSCC) Monthly SHOW & SHINE this Sunday, Noon to 3pm

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) holds its monthly SHOW &SHINE this Sunday,March 19th. Noon to 3pm. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes. Fords, Chevys, trucks, Ratrods, lowriders, and chrome loaded motorcycles. If it cool and on wheels it will be here. This fun afternoon event is free to all, starts at noon till 3pm . The event continues at the Sugarloaf Lodge, on Sugarloaf Key.MM17. Prizes, 50/50 good food and cold [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Rock Solomon Awarded $22,000 for Jazz-Age Retrospectacular

Local jazz crooner and actor Rock Solomon has turned event producer and was recently awarded $22,000 to produce the Jazz-Age Retrospectacular in Key West. It was an ambitious vision for a first time event producer, and not likely to be awarded a large sum of money, but Rock Solomon’s vision for a monthly 3-day weekend of interactive costume and cabaret events must have struck a chord with the Monroe County TDC, as the awarded amount was among the top amounts awarded for dozens of applicants. [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Southernmost Fashion Show to Benefit Sister Season fund

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the 5th Annual Southernmost Fashion show to benefit The Sister Season Fund on Sunday, March 19th at the Southernmost House, 1400 Duval St. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm. Admission is $30 and includes poolside entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and a cash bar. See the latest fashions from 10 local shops, with 20 beautiful models. Tickets available at keystix.com. Sister Season is a nonprofit organization, helping locals in the hospitality [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #210, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Shipwrecks, Tree Rings, and Hurricanes Take Center at Next Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series

On Thursday, March 23 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Valerie Trouet to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum for an evening presentation on “Shipwrecks, Tree Rings, and Hurricanes.” Trouet, a tree-ring scientist and paleoclimatologist, will relate how she and her team of scientists at the University of Arizona use tree rings to study past climate, forest ecosystems, and their interactions. While we might not have much forest here in the Florida Keys, [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:52 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Free Nature Therapy- Relax and Rejuvenate at the National Key Deer Refuge

Wednesday, March 15: 6:30am-8:30am. Join us for a Sunrise Photography Walk on Long Beach. Bring any camera or cell phone. 9:00am-11:00am. Introduction to Nature Sketchbook Journaling- No artistic talent required, just a desire to discover the joy of expressing yourself through art in nature. 1:00pm-3:00 pm. Keys Kids Outdoors: Butterflies, Dragonflies and other cool insects. An outdoor adventure to seek out and examine the amazing diversity of insects at National Key Deer Refuge. Thursday, March 16: 10:00-11:30am Fun with Wildlife Origami. Discover origami, the Japanese [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Plein Air Key West Announced for March 11

The Key West Art Center will kick off it’s 9th Annual Plein Air Key West with a demonstration by Key West’s own Andy Thurber on Friday, March 10th at 4:00 pm. Andy Thurber, a Key West Art Center Artist Member for many years, is a much loved local watercolor artist. Having grown up in Key West his work captures the local character and hidden gems that make Key West wonderful. A meet-the-artist reception follows Andy’s demonstration and artists may pre-register for the Plein Air Key [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
"The Rose Tattoo" is the Focus of Upcoming Birthday Celebration Events

The Tennessee Williams 106th birthday celebration continues with a lecture and tour given by Dennis Beaver, curator of the Tennessee Williams Exhibit, about the 1954 Key West filming of the movie, “The Rose Tattoo.” The two dates for the event are March 10 at 10 a.m. and March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Exhibit at 513 Truman Avenue. The film is a Williams’ adaptation of the play by the same name written by him while living in Key West and for which he won [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Splash Trash Tour Comes to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center March 16 – 25

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary welcomes an innovative and inspiring art show at its Eco-Discovery Center March 16-25, the Splash Trash Tour. The show highlights an enormous challenge we all face as we enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys ocean and beaches – trash in our oceans. Splash Trash will engage visitors and provide several opportunities to consider the impacts of trash and the devastating effects on our sea and wildlife, our beaches, our local economies and our human health. Environmental communicator, Bette Booth, created the [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Doug Mack is Guest Speaker At Friends of the Library March 20

Monday, March 20, the Key West Friends of the Library will present author Doug Mack as their final speaker in this year’s lecture series. Talks are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. The lectures in this series begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., but seating starts at 5:30 on a first come, first served basis. Doug Mack is a travel writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a city he is convinced is one of the greatest cities in the world. (“Come visit, [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Go Play Outside! Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges’ Outdoor Fest Offers Lots for Kids of All Ages

Over the last few years, studies in science indicate that spending time in nature comes with many benefits, including physical health and mental wellness. When it comes to kids, the benefits can also help develop a sense of connection — not only to the plants and animals around them, but to themselves, each other, and their families. For kids living in and visiting the Florida Keys, there are plenty of year-round reasons to get outside, and with all that’s offered in the four Florida Keys [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #208, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
55th Annual Conk Honk!

Saturday, March 4th at Noon Honk if you love Key West! Old Island Restoration Foundation hosts the 55th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest honoring one historic use of that giant mollusk. The event, in the garden of the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street, is free for contestants and spectators of all ages – musical aptitude not required! Refreshments and conch shells available for purchase on site. Details at www.oirf.org.

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #208, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Unique Birding and Nature Opportunities at the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges

For the Birds – Unique Outdoor Guided Birding Adventures in the four Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges suitable for beginners and experts alike. Saturday, March 11: 7:30am-9:00 am. In Key Largo at Crocodile Lake NWR – A behind the scenes walk into the refuge with experienced birder Trevor Watts. Meander the tropical hardwood hammock towards the edge of a mangrove forest to witness avian diversity during the spring migration. Cost=FREE (wear light long pants and shirt, bring bug spray) Wednesday, March 15: 10:00am-12:00pm Boca Grande [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #208, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Tennessee Williams Exhibit Celebrates Playwright’s 106th Birthday

The Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit is offering a series of cultural events throughout March and early April that celebrate the 106th anniversary of the March 26th birthday of the iconic playwright. Activities include the screening of a series of classic films written for the screen by Williams that will be shown at the Tropic Cinema on March 6, 13, and 20 at 6 p.m. Also being offered are contests in three areas associated with Williams’ multiple talents: plein air painting of an image of [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #208, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
March & April Events at TSKW

BEN PEGG & KYLA PISCOPINK Fri Mar 10, 8PM The Studios of Key West Local talents Kyla Piscopink and Ben Pegg join forces for a night of original music and choreography. The innovative founder of Dance Key West, Kyla tells stories through a combination of structured movement and improvisation. Ben Pegg’s smooth vocals recall the late Jeff Buckley and his virtuosic guitar playing is rightly compared to Michael Hedges and Stanley Jordan. For Tickets and more information check tskw.org

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #208, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
FAVORite Events of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges- Run with Deer 5K

FAVORite Events of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges- Run with Deer 5K— Sheia Burghardt of Summerland Key trails an endangered Key deer at the finish line during a 5K in Big Pine Key last October. Another Big Pine Key race- the 3nd annual “Run with Deer” 5K run/walk is set for Saturday, March 18th, 2017, starting and ending at Big Pine Community Park on Sands Rd and wandering through rural roads located within the boundaries of the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 1:03 am Issue #207, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Eugene Robinson Benefits Take Stock in Children Mar 5

On March 5, The Studios is proud to serve as the venue for a pair of fundraising events for Take Stock in Children featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson. All funds raised will be used for scholarships for Monroe County students and matched by the State of Florida. Robinson is a regular political commentator on MSNBC and writes a twice-weekly column in the Washington Post that is syndicated nationally. Robinson will host a VIP reception on the first floor of Studios at 3:30 with an [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #207, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
18th Annual Terry Cassidy Island Grass Music Fest to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Join Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys on Sunday, February 26th at Boondock’s for the 18th Annual Terry Cassidy Island Grass Music Fest. This Annual FREE event is held in support of Habitat for Humanity’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. The music is non-stop on 2 stages with a roster featuring musicians and bands that play a leading role in the Keys’ live music scene. This year’s line-up includes Howard Livingston, Gary, Terry, & Ron, The Doerfel Family, Pat McCune, [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #207, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
24th Annual Black History Program this Sunday!!  Parade of Kings and Queens! Praise Dancers! and More!

The Cornish Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church invites all members of the public to attend the 24th Annual Black History Program Come celebrate with the choir, the poets, and the praise dancers! Join the Parade of Kings and Queens! Please wear you African Attire! Historians are invited to participate. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 3:00 pm 702 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL www.cornishmemorialamez.com

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:46 am Special Event, Special Events No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest Offers Prizes & Publication

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit announces a short story writing contest as part of the 106th birthday celebration of the great American 20th century playwright and Key West resident. Writers are asked to submit a fictional short story of between 1400 and 4000 words along with a registration form before the March 8, 2017 deadline. Registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Publication in an on-line journal is possible. A three-panel group of judges will review the submissions with names removed. The winner [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:39 am Issue #207, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Puts Spin on Community Art with Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade—Participants Sought

The Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius to play and on display for the Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for May 5-7. Small and simple or elegantly engineered, teams of any number and age are welcome to enter this pedaled or pushed sculpture parade. Registration is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes, with registration fees waived for Society members. Cash prizes will be awarded [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #207, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »