Oct 202017
 
Church Announcements

Cornish Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church 702 Whitehead St. KW GOOMBAY SALE Friday 10/20/17 4:30 -7:30 Saturday 10/21/17 11am – 7pm Meats: BBQ or fried leg quarters/BBQ Ribs/Fish CHOICE OF 3 SIDES: Shrimp fried rice, Peas & Rice, Collard Greens, Green Beans, Black Beans, Macaroni and Cheese CONCH FRITTERS/SODA/WATER Halloween Train Ride Tuesday, October 31 at 6pm-9pm Boarding time:5:45 Donation: $8.00 Hosted by: Darlene Bennett FUN & TREATS AS YOU RIDE

 October 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #239, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 202017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Waives Parent & Me Fees to Help Support Families Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Following hurricane Irma, Key West Art & Historical Society’s “Fort Adventure” Parent & Me classes at Fort East Martello will remain on schedule from 10:00AM to 11:30AM Thursdays, with the fee waived until January to better support families in the community. “While we all struggle to return to life before hurricane Irma, families with young children in particular are looking for a sense of normalcy and structure,” says Society Director of Education Adele Williams. “So, while the Society has had to cut back on some of our [continue reading…]

 October 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #239, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
History of Sex Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series at the Tropic Cinema

Key West’s 10-day long extravaganza of exuberant and sensual Fantasy Fest parties and parades create the foundation for Key West Art & Historical Society’s adult-only Distinguished Speaker Series presentation on the History of Sex- an illuminating journey through centuries of human eroticism on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30PM – 7:00PM, offered by psychologist, sexologist and sex therapist Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.  A 5:30PM champagne reception will precede the presentation. “Key West is not the only society that openly and ritually celebrates sexual fun and [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
Marc House Pumpkin Patch

It was a busy morning at the Marc House, Key West Pumpkin Patch as all ages swarmed thru the stacks of thousands of pumpkins. A group of Senior Citizens from Bayshore Manor came by to pick some pumpkins, learn some recipes and pumpkin handcraft. They were followed by a busload of kindergarteners, and 1stgraders from Poinciana Elementary School, along with a group of little ones from Key West Pre-School Coop. The kids and their teachers picked out their pumpkins, got some Halloween tattoos and stickers and were treated [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
There’s No Place Like Home:  Key West Burlesque Kicks Off Season with “Taking it Off to See The Wizard: A Burlesque Parody”

Fans of the famous ruby slippers are invited to kick off the season by following the yellow brick road to Key West’s Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall Street, for “Taking it Off to See The Wizard: A Burlesque Parody” which kicks off at 8:00pm Friday, October 20th  and runs for eight evening performances featuring a hit-list of favorite local performers, international burlesque superstars, amazing aerial acrobats, and all your favorite Oz icons, right down to a sparkling red pair of larger-than-life shoes. The post-hurricane Irma show [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:19 am Issue #238, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
Half-Price Memberships for the Month of October at the Key West Theater 

The Key West Theater is excited to offer new membership packages for 2017/18 season. If purchased by October 31st, you will receive a fifty percent discount on a variety of memberships with regular pricing beginning at $50. Discounted tickets, 48-hour ticket pre-sales, and exclusive invites are just a few perks of membership. This season, in addition to the ongoing lineup of reputable touring music acts, will feature three main stage theatrical plays, a series of local musical productions, as well as plays, musicals, and variety shows [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #238, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
Custom House Museum to be Official Gateway and Hub for Fantasy Fest 2017

The grounds of the iconic Custom House Museum at 218 Front Street will be transformed into the official “Gateway to the Fantasy Zone” for this year’s “Time Travel Unravels” Fantasy Fest during six days of celebration starting Monday, October 23 through Saturday, October 28 with a special Fantasy Fest Royal Retrospective exhibit opening October 16, in advance of the Gateway events. “The museum’s location, its connection to the Keys arts community, and the historic significance of the landmark building makes the Custom House a perfect Gateway [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
Fantasy Fest Revelries to Launch from The Studios of Key West

Key West’s citywide explosion of Fantasy Fest revelries are set to launch this year from The Studios of Key West, with special opening events taking place from 6-8pm, Thursday, October 19, and running through October 26 on two floors of the landmark Art Deco building at 533 Eaton Street. Celebrating this year’s “Time Travel Unravels” theme, the ground floor Sanger Gallery presents a pop-up Fantasy Fest Parade Lab – part production shop, part exhibition space – where the festival’s exciting 38-year history of costumed marches, glamorous balls, street fairs, [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship Kicks Off Nov. 30 with Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — For over 50 years, the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament has marked the start of the renowned triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series. This year’s event is to challenge anglers Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3. The all-release tournament, a primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association, allows an unlimited number of anglers per vessel to participate. Tournament events are to be headquartered at the Whale Harbor Inn and Marina complex, located at mile marker 83 in Islamorada, and open [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
Lavish Parade to Highlight Key West’s Fantasy Fest Oct. 28

Spectators can marvel at huge and extravagant floats, masked and costumed characters, and elaborately garbed marching groups Saturday, Oct. 28, during the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade through Key West’s historic downtown. The lavish procession is the traditional highlight of the annual Fantasy Fest masking and costuming celebration, set this year for Friday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 29. Tens of thousands of people, many of them arrayed in outrageous costumes, are expected to throng the island’s downtown streets to view the internationally recognized parade. Floats and costumes [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
2017 Headdress Ball

The Key West Business Guild presents the 35th annual Headdress Ball, the premier gay and lesbian event of the Fantasy Fest celebration, which proudly opens the brand new Key West Amphitheater at the Truman Waterfront Park on Thursday, October 26.  This area was undamaged by Hurricane Irma. Come experience your favorite Fantasy Fest event in a new waterside setting and help Key West celebrate a beautiful expanded park system. Mayor Craig Cates will open the ceremonies and famed Key West Musician Howard Livingston will perform a special [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 062017
 
Key West Burlesque's “Taking it Off to See The Wizard: A Burlesque Parody”

“Taking it Off to See The Wizard: A Burlesque Parody” Friday, October 20 – October 27 Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall Street, Key West For Tickets go to waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305.394.7445 CONTACT: Christa Hunt, 305.619.2862 There’s No Place Like Home: Key West Burlesque Performance Season Kicks Off as Planned Fans of the infamous ruby slippers are invited to kick off the season by following the yellow brick road to Key West’s Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall Street, for “Taking it Off to See The Wizard: A [continue reading…]

 October 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #237, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 062017
 
Fantasy Fest Masquerade Marchers to Roam Key West’s Old Town Oct. 27

  Thousands of masked and costumed partiers are to unleash their free-spirited alter egos during the Fantasy Fest Masquerade March, a lively walking parade set for Friday, Oct. 27. The march through Key West’s historic Old Town is a highlight of the island city’s Fantasy Fest celebration, a lavish annual costuming and masking festival set for Friday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 29. The 2017 festival is themed “Time Travel Unravels,” with participants encouraged to depict colorful characters from past and future eras. The masquerade march typically attracts [continue reading…]

 October 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #237, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 062017
 
Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade to Star ‘Party Animals’ Oct. 25

Dozens of masquerade contests, parties and other spectacles are to challenge the creativity of mask and costume designers during Key West’s Oct. 20-29 Fantasy Fest — but none more than the Pet Masquerade. Scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 25, the family-friendly costume competition is designed for barking, meowing and squawking participants and their human companions. The offbeat event typically draws entries ranging from costumed pet-and-person duos to animal-and-human ensembles staging choreographed performances. Many entries are likely to reflect the 2017 Fantasy Fest theme of “Time Travel Unravels,” with furred and [continue reading…]

 October 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #237, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 062017
 
Key West’s Fantasy Fest Brings Costumes, Creativity and Craziness Oct. 20-29

Attendees at Key West’s renowned annual Fantasy Fest can anticipate creative costuming, offbeat artistry and a blend of colorful new events and longtime favorites for masked and costumed revelers. Themed “Time Travel Unravels” and scheduled Friday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 29, the 2017 festival features several dozen masquerade balls, costume contests, exotic parties and showcases for quirky creativity, all climaxing in the lavish Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade. Event organizers encourage participants to “time-travel” to any past or future era to find inspiration for their costume [continue reading…]

 October 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #237, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 292017
 
Katie Holtkamp Held Over @ SALT

SALT Gallery, located at 830 Fleming St., will hold over local artist Katie Holtkamp’s newest offerings for the entire month of October. The show, entitled “The Little Things,” features Katie’s mixed media paintings, which exalt the simple things that continue to make her fall in love with Key West. To celebrate the extension of the show, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. Katie was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and grew up in [continue reading…]

 September 29, 2017  Posted by at 3:12 am Art, Issue #236, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 012017
 
SALT Gallery Hosts Katie Holtkamp’s “The Little Things”: Opening Reception September 1

  Beginning Friday Sep. 1, SALT Gallery, located at 830 Fleming St., will host local artist Katie Holtkamp’s newest offerings for the entire month of September. The show, entitled “The Little Things,” will feature Katie’s mixed media paintings, which exalt the simple things that continue to make her fall in love with Key West. To celebrate Katie’s newest pieces, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sep. 1. Katie was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and grew [continue reading…]

 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Art, Issue #234, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 012017
 
The Global Impact of the Florida Keys: Commodore Porter, Pirates and the Navy

Key West Art & Historical Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., has been tapped to speak about the legendary Commodore David Porter (1780-1843) and his anti-piracy efforts at the McMullen Naval History Symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy, September 14-15, 2017, underscoring the importance of Key West in the context of America’s maritime history. This will be the fourth time that Convertito, a recognized maritime history expert, has been invited to present at the bi-annual conference, which brings together an international roster of scholars to discuss maritime [continue reading…]

 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #234, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 012017
 
The Heritage of Our Underwater World: Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar

Key West Art & Historical Society, in partnership with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, is offering a Heritage Awareness Diving seminar Thursday, September 21 – Saturday, September 23, with classroom instruction in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum and a day of open water diving. The three-day course will explain the advantages of conserving historic shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources as they preserve information about our collective past as well as the vibrant ecosystems that grow around them. [continue reading…]

 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #234, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 012017
 
Sister Hazel to Headline Key West Theater

Platinum-selling group,  Sister Hazel, will be bringing their “We Got it All Tonight” 2017 tour to play Key West Theater in Key West, FL Saturday, September 30. Fans can expect a high energy show with some brand-new Sister Hazel songs like “Karaoke Song” and “That Kind of Beautiful” as well as popular fan favorites like “All For You.” A limited number of exclusive VIP Experiences will also be available for sale. These packages include access to a Sister Hazel pre-show event, extensive Q & A [continue reading…]

 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #234, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 012017
 
We’re Off to See the Wizard- and a Whole Lot More: Key West Burlesque Season of Extravaganzas Kicks Off October 20

Key West Burlesque is set to scintillate across the island’s many stages with its eleventh October-May season line-up of seductive shows that expand beyond traditional burlesque borders. Follow the yellow brick road starting Friday, October 20th to the Waterfront Playhouse with “The Wizard of Oz” and brace yourself for more as Key West Burlesque favorites Moana Amour, Aurora Natrix, Miss Jenna Beth, Shelly Watson, Nick Locapo, Key West Burlesque dancers and more “flesh out” a roster of performers that will knock your socks off while slowly removing theirs. [continue reading…]

 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #234, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 012017
 
Womankind Earmarks Oct. 23rd For BRAzaar - It's Signature Fashion Show and Live Auction Fundraiser

Womankind Sets Date for BRAzaar Event During Fantasy Fest Sexy Fundraiser Showcases Artist Designed Bras for Auction Womankind has announced the return of its signature fundraiser, BRAzaar, which is set for Monday, October 23. This year’s BRAzaar will be held at the beautiful Key West Theater located at 512 Eaton Street. The Womankind BRAzaar is a unique live-auction fundraiser event that kicks off Fantasy Fest week in Key West. Local models will sashay down the runway with one-of-a-kind decorated bras created by local professional artists, [continue reading…]

 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #234, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 012017
 
Duval Ice Cream Crawl Fundraiser, Sunday, September 10th

We all scream for ice cream! Maribella Haubert, Alexander Hunt, and Maddie Haubert (Left to Right) taste-test the goods at Flamingo Crossing prior to the May Sands Montessori public charter school “Duval Ice Cream Crawl” fundraiser set for Sunday, September 10th from 12pm-3pm, a family-friendly event for all who love ice cream.  Stops will include Kilwins, Boardwalk Frozen Custard, Truval, Mathheessens, River Street Sweets, Flamingo Crossing, Mary Ellen’s, and First Flight, with special ice cream crawl stops for adults that include The Flying Monkey, The Green Room and [continue reading…]

 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #234, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Sep 012017
 
Keep Cool at Fort East Martello’s Museum Store Shopping Party

Shopping local goes a long way in Key West, especially when your purchase helps support a museum and its mission while garnering you discounts.  Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public on Friday, September 15 to a shopping party with refreshments and exclusive discounts for members and their friends in the Fort East Martello Museum store, located at 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard. The discounts will be available during the museum store’s regular business hours, from 9:30am-4:30pm with refreshments served from 11am-1pm. The shopping party, which offers a 30% discount [continue reading…]

 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #234, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 252017
 
Donavon Frankenreiter - Sept. 3 at the Key West Theater

Donavon Frankenreiter Sun, September 3, 2017 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm TICKETS 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-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes [continue reading…]

 August 25, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #233, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 252017
 
Marathon Community Theatre Auditions for the New Season

Marathon, FL  – Auditions for the 2017-2018 season at Marathon Community Theatre (MCT), located at 5101 Overseas Highway in Marathon, are scheduled as follows: Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 beginning at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the first show, Leading Ladies, a comedy written by Ken Ludwig. Auditions for the remaining three main-stage productions, Noises Off, South Pacific and Making God Laugh, will be held on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17. Dance and vocal auditions for South Pacific begin at [continue reading…]

 August 25, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #233, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 252017
 
This Fall’s Fort Adventures for Toddlers & Parents to Begin at Fort East Martello

How does a play date at a 150-year-old fort sound?  Registration is now open for this fall’s Parent & Me classes at Fort East Martello, an education program offered by Key West Art & Historical Society that celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits. “The idea behind providing a weekly Parent & Me class at Fort East Martello is to offer parents and toddlers alternative options for social interaction and provide a [continue reading…]

 August 25, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #233, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 252017
 
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, September 6 from 10am -11am, Key West Art & Historical Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., will offer a special curator-led tour of The Society’s renovated Custom House Museum exhibit “Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway.” The permanent exhibit celebrates an important part of Florida Keys history and the incredible engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West— an overseas train they said couldn’t be done. Convertito will guide guests through a detailed look at some of the historic and unique treasures currently occupying the [continue reading…]

 August 25, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #233, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 252017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Charleston’s Ronnie Johnson back at the Hog’s Breath Saloon The Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St. are proud to welcome back Ronnie Johnson from Charleston. Johnson will be on the outdoor stage, 5:30 – 9:30 pm, Aug. 28 – Sept. 3 Country singer, songwriter and guitarist Ronnie Johnson is on that road to notoriety.  For over three decades, the Valdosta, Georgia native has been wowing audiences with his mix of original and cover songs.  Ronnie’s resume is seasoned with gigs and jam sessions that would make other [continue reading…]

 August 25, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #233, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 182017
 
Key West World Culture Dance Series Continues with Bachata

Swing your hips, slide your feet, and use your obliques in ways you’ve never used them before with an international dance workshop experience presented by Key West Art & Historical Society in partnership with Brazouka Dance Key West, featuring the world-popular Dominica dance style Bachata. Part of the six-week Key West World Culture Dance Series produced by Dr Pamela Connolly, the sensual Bachata will be taught on Monday, September 4 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street. Like salsa, merengue, cha cha [continue reading…]

 August 18, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #232, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 182017
 
Public Invited to Visit Historic Stairs from the Film "The Rose Tattoo"

Dennis Beaver, founder and curator of the Tennessee Williams Exhibit, 513 Truman Ave., Key West, stands on a section of stairway used in the film, “The Rose Tattoo,” salvaged from the former Glynn Archer Elementary School, now Key West City Hall. In January, Beaver, a history buff and Williams enthusiast whose personal collection of the great American playwright’s memorabilia originally launched the Key West exhibit, discovered that the stairs, site of a romantic exchange between characters Rosa and Jack, played by Marisa Pavan and Ben [continue reading…]

 August 18, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #232, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 182017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society offers Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar

Key West Art & Historical Society, in partnership with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, is offering a Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar Thursday, September 21 – Saturday, September 23, with classroom instruction in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum and a day of open water diving. The three-day course will explain the advantages of conserving historic shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources as they preserve information about our collective past as well as the vibrant ecosystems that grow around them. [continue reading…]

 August 18, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #232, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 182017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Erica Sunshine Lee at Hog’s Breath Saloon Erica Sunshine Lee, singer-songwriter and Nashville recording artist, will appear at the Hog’s Breath Saloon, Aug. 21 – 27, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Lee has been called at the “hardest working woman in country music” and she credits her upbringing in rural Georgia for her work ethic. In 2014, the Georgia Country Music Awards named Lee “Female Artist of the Year.” Lee has four albums and toured not only in the US, but also in Australia and New Zealand. [continue reading…]

 August 18, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #232, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 112017
 
Largest Turnout in Monroe History for the "Big Latch On"

~~~ The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County’s WIC program, in partnership with Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition and volunteers – Jessica Laino and Kimmie Matlock, participated in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event.  The events took place on August 4 in Marathon and August 5 in Key West and Key Largo.  Twenty eight babies successfully latched on at the same time along with 17,790 other babies around the world, breaking the worldwide breastfeeding record.  Last year there were nine latched on babies [continue reading…]

 August 11, 2017  Posted by at 12:29 am Issue #231, Special Events No Responses »
Aug 112017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Maryland musician Oren Polak at the Hog’s Breath Saloon Maryland musician Oren Polak makes plays at the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St., mid-shift gig – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14 – 20. Polak is touring clubs along the Southeastern United States and is looking forward to his gig at the Hog’s Breath Saloon. Come in for happy hour and give Polak a return welcome to Key West greeting. Austin’s Ben Balmer Band Plays the Hog’s Breath Saloon Austin’s Ben Balmer plays the late-night gig, 10 pm [continue reading…]

 August 11, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #231, Music, What To Do No Responses »