Mar 102017
 
Intersection Trio Plays Impromptu Concert on March 12

Intersection Trio gives Impromptu Concert performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on March 12 The vibrant Intersection Trio, featuring violin, cello, and piano heads to town for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Intersection is a classical and crossover group that has forged a powerful connection with audiences worldwide. They have been seen by audiences from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra. Formed in 1998, the group’s [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #209, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Magnolia Band at B.O.'s Fish Wagon Every Thursday

Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of Cajun, country, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixtures Steve Gibson on mandolin and Cindy Jefferson on bass, and world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, they play good time music sure to get your head boppin’, your toes tappin’, and your feet movin’. They will be making sure everyone can let the good times roll at B.O.’s Fish Wagon every Thursday [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #209, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade—Call for Artists, Builders, Assemblers

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…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:39 am Art, Issue #208, 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
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Film Series Continues at Custom House Museum with “I am Cuba”

Key West Art & Historical Society’s film series continues on Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street with “Soy Cuba” (I am Cuba) a Cuban-Soviet co-production filmed following the Cuban missile crisis as an anti-American propaganda film, which has been described as “a visual masterpiece.” Released in 1964, “I am Cuba” was not shown in the U.S. until 1992, when through the efforts of Pacific Archives film curator Edith Kramer and [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #208, Theater, 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
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Stipends for Kinetic Coaches in Schools

The Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade is set for May 5-7, and the Key West Art & Historical Society seeks artists to help students in schools prepare and create dynamic moving artworks using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) principals. Selected artists will receive a $1200 stipend to conduct a brainstorming session and two three-hour workshops with students at two different schools, presenting information on kinetic art principles and application, and team mobile sculpture idea development and production. “Artists will [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #208, 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
 
Author Diana Abu-Jaber Will Speak At Friends of the Library Series March 13

Monday, March 13 the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome well-known author, Diana Abu-Jaber to the podium for its ongoing lecture series. The talks are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. and begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Admission is free. Diana Abu-Jaber was born in Syracuse, New York to an American mother and a Jordanian father. Her family moved to Jordan a few times throughout her childhood, and elements of [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #208, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting: Wed. March 8th

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. Photo Club President Joe Gilroy will be teaching wildlife photography skills. The meeting is scheduled for [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Art, Issue #208, 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
 
Painter Eric Anfinson to be Featured Artist at SALT Gallery: Exhibit Preview on March 4

Artist Eric Anfinson’s paintings celebrate life by revealing a variety of its many and surprising layers, offering the viewer an intimate look at human forms that deftly explore emotional impact. Fans and newcomers alike will find much to celebrate and ponder in “Beautiful Life,” his newest upcoming exhibit at SALT Gallery on 830 Fleming Street, with a special preview on Saturday, March 4, from 6pm-8pm. The exhibit will feature more than 20 new original works, ranging from 12×9 to 36×24 on Italian linen panel & [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:42 am Art, Issue #207, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Xavier Foley Gives Impromptu Concert Performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Feb. 26

Master double-bassist and composer Xavier Foley will visit Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. He’ll be accompanied by pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin. Foley is Impromptu’s 2017 Rising Star recipient. Born in Marietta Ga., Foley was the First Prize winner of the 17th Annual Sphinx Competition Senior Division, which he followed up with a performance with the Sphinx Orchestra in Detroit Symphony Hall in February of 2014. Additionally, Foley placed first [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:41 am Issue #207, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Music at Martello Continues with Florida Keys Guitar Festival Benefit Concert

If the strum of strings stirs your soul, you will not want to miss the next Key West Art & Historical Society’s Music at Martello offering. The Florida Keys Guitar Festival Benefit Concert held in the courtyard of the historic Fort East Martello on Sunday, March 5 from 2:30pm-6:30pm, features performances by master guitarists Mateo Jampol, Larry Baeder, Mike Emerson, Rolando Rojas, R.b. Tolar, CW Colt, and Jampol’s 14-year-old student Sam Mansour as well as guitar workshops, vendors, food, libations and more. A preliminary offering [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #207, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Magnolia Band - Special Shows This Week

Magnolia Band of Key West has some special shows coming up this week, in the days leading up to Mardi Gras. Michael Doucet, world-renowned Cajun fiddler, founder of two-time Grammy-award-winning Cajun band BeauSoleil, will be joining them, along with some other special guests. They will be playing at Sloppy Joe’s Saturday 2/25, 5:30 -9:30 PM, B.O.’s Fish Wagon Monday 2/27, 6 – 9 PM, and The Green Parrot on Mardi Gras, Tuesday 2/28, for sound check, 5:30-7 PM. Then back to their regular Thursday night [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:39 am Issue #207, Music, What To Do 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
 
Papio Ambassadors Sought: Artist in School Stipends Offered for the Key West Art & Historical Society’s Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

Are you an artist with a knack for engineering and teaching others the nuts and bolts of how things work? Does kinetic and recycled art make your heart spin? The Key West Art & Historical Society, steward to the island’s art and history, is preparing to celebrate its Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for May 5-7, and The Society is looking for artists for its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) outreach program that focuses on kinetics . “Artists [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Art, Issue #207, 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 »
Feb 242017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series to Feature Fidel Castro’s Exiled Daughter Alina Fernández

On Thursday, March 9 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Alina Fernández to the San Carlos Institute. Fernandez, daughter of former President Fidel Castro, will offer a first-person, intimate account of growing up in Cuba, based on her autobiography, “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba,” published in 1997, and the many broad sweeping changes affecting Cuba today. Her illuminating presentation offers a critical look at her life in Cuba prior to her exile, with suspenseful anecdotes, snapshots [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #207, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Artist and Historian Sharon Wells Offers Historic Architecture Walking Tour with Key West Art & Historical Society: Literary Landmarks Set for March 18

Key West Art & Historical Society continues its series of educational and entertaining walking tours led by local artist, historian and Society board member Sharon Wells with a “Literary Landmark” tour up next on March 18. The tour begins at the Custom House and spans areas of Old Town, with stops at historic sites such as the Audubon House, Capt. Tony’s, Sloppy Joe’s, ReMax (Jessie Porter House at 410 Caroline), the Red Barn Theatre, St. Paul’s Church, and 314 Simonton Street, the former Trev-Mor Hotel- [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #207, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Romero Britto Exhibition

An impressive collection of artworks and extraordinary sculpture by world-renowned artist Romero Britto will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Key West Gallery in Key West. The exhibition previews March 1st, 2017 and opens to the public on Wednesday, March 1 with a series of live Artist Appearances: Friday, March 3 from 7-9 pm, Saturday, March 4 from 11am to 2 pm in the afternoon and 7-10 pm in the evening, and Sunday, March 5 from 11-2 pm. RSVPs required at 305-292-9339 or [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #207, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs - Key West Theater

Rams Head Promotions and Key West Theater present Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs on March 1st & 2nd. Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs is the name of the hugely acclaimed cabaret show Alan premiered in 2015 at New York’s legendary Café Carlyle to ecstatic reviews, and has since wowed, and continues to wow, audiences all across America, Canada and Australia. In February 2016 he returned with the show to NYC and made his sold out, solo debut at Carnegie Hall. Time Magazine named him one of the most [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #207, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Spring Break Coral Camp 2017

Spring Break Coral Camp is almost full! Register today to reserve your spot! Reef Relief is now offering Spring Break Coral Camp 2017! 6-12 year old youths will have the chance to explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed 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 [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #207, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) Holds its Monthly SHOW &SHINE this Sunday, Feburary 19th.

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 beverages are available. The Club’s new sound system will provide 50’s and 60’s music .Bring the kids to [continue reading…]

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #206, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
Author James Gleick will speak At Friends of the Library Feb. 27

Monday, Feb. 27, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome acclaimed author, James Gleick to the podium to participate in its ongoing lecture series. The talks, which begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. and begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Admission is free. James Gleick writes about science and technology. His first book, Chaos, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National [continue reading…]

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #206, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
Last Call: Lincoln Perry’s New Work on View at SALT Gallery Throughout February

“Embrace I, “26×20”, oil pastel on Canson toned paper, is one of more than a dozen new works on display at SALT Gallery by nationally-acclaimed artist Lincoln Perry. The SALT Gallery exhibit located at 830 Fleming Street highlights Perry’s edgy narrative figure paintings with saturated palettes and multifaceted architectural compositions and will be on display throughout February. For more information, call 305.896.2980 or visit SALTGalleryKeyWest.com.

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Art, Issue #206, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
Upcoming Classes at The Studios of Key West

Learn to Fly: Introduction to Aerial Skills with Mara Neimanis Mondays beginning Feb 20, 4:30 – 6PM Expand your limits – drop by Mondays to fly on trapezes and aerial sculpture! Investigate awareness, strength, and physical empowerment. Class will combine introductory circus technique, basic yoga and movement and aerial improvisation. No experience necessary. Drop in or attend ongoing. See full calendar schedule here

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #206, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
Newly Released Film “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” with Remote Filmmaker Q&A Session at Custom House Museum March 2

Thursday, March 2, at 6 pm, the newly released documentary “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” will screen in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum. Following the film, which highlights 87 classic American artworks from the post-Civil War period described by Mark Twain as “The Gilded Age,” Connecticut-based independent film-making team Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films will participate in a Q&A session with viewers from a remote location. “America Rising: The [continue reading…]

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #206, Theater, What To Do No Responses »