Dec 292017
“The Flagler You Don’t Know”

Henry Flagler, one of Florida’s best-known historical figures, is to be the subject of the next Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series event, presented by John Blades, Executive Director Emeritus of Palm Beach’s Flagler Museum. Blades will share insights regarding a number of misconceptions surrounding Flagler and his development of Florida in his presentation, “The Flagler You Don’t Know,” January 11 starting at 6:00pm at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.

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Dec 292017
Book Sale Friends of Key West Library, Jan. 6

Friends of the Key West Library will sponsor their first book sale of 2018 on Saturday, January 6, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming Street. This sale features plenty of books: art, biography, cookbooks, history, hobbies, pet care, nature, geography, novels and non-fiction by favorite authors. Children’s and coffee-table books are at super low prices. The Southernmost Boys and Girls Club will be offering home-baked goods at the sale. Proceeds go to the library’s programs, [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
Key West Art & Historical Society and Sharon Wells to Offer Historic Architecture Walking Tour Series

  For history buffs or anyone seeking insight into the classic architecture of Key West, Key West Art & Historical Society will host a series of educational and entertaining walking tours led by local artist and historian Sharon Wells on select Saturdays from January through March.  The first is to take place on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, with a focus on Truman Annex and Historic Whitehead Street. This tour will begin at The Custom House Museum on Front Street, the site [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
Registration Open for Two Remaining Florida Keys Gold Cup Series Sailfish Tournaments

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — The three-pronged Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series, a competition that typically attracts the nation’s elite sport fishermen and -women, is underway in the Florida Keys. Yet interested anglers of all experience levels can still join one or both of the remaining tournaments in waters off Islamorada. The series, whose foundation is rooted in conservation and sportsmanship, kicked off with December’s Islamorada Sailfish Tournament. Second in the renowned triple-crown sequence is the mid-week Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament set for Jan. 24-25, 2018. New and seasoned [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
Sybarite5 Gives Impromptu Concert Performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Jan. 7

The unique and inspired Sybarite5 will visit Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. The concert will mark the beginning of Impromptu’s 2018 season, one which will celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, who was a frequent visitor to Key West. Sybarites lived in an ancient Greek city in southern Italy where residents were noted for their love of pleasure, comfort and luxury. The aptly named Sybarite5 string quintet “excels at the exquisite,” [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
The Skinny Dippers Play Key West Bite, Saturday 12/30

The Skinny Dippers Key West Bite, 920 Caroline Street, Key West Saturday 12/30, 7-9 The Skinny Dippers are a couple of loons, who believe in the magic of music, who believe that music is meant to be enjoyed for the way it can move the hearts, spirits, and thoughts of those who hear it – not just sell drinks and food. The fun they have performing transfers to the audience, and a good time is had by all. Unusual instrumentation including mandolin, ukulele, and dulcimer, even [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
Blues Legend Popa Chubby To Play Green Parrot - Jan. 12-13

Blues legend Popa Chubby will be performing at the Green Parrot in Key West on January 12-13, 2018. The Chubbster will be playing selections from his latest release “Two Dogs”, as well as selections from Chubby’s prolific 25 year career. Popa’s all new album is out now and available at CD Baby! Popa explores myriad styles and genres while keeping it close to his rock and soul core. You’ll hear the Popa you know and love and things you haven’t heard before. Ted Horowitz aka Popa Chubby’s [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
Magnolia Band at B.O.'s Fish Wagon Every Thursday 6 - 9 PM

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 fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin 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 6 – 9 PM. Laissez les bon [continue reading…]

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Dec 292017
SAVE THE DATE: Key West Art & Historical Society and Cuisine Creatives Cook Up This Year’s Conch Revival Picnic

The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West have teamed up to present a picnic-style Conch heritage dinner and co-benefit for Grimal Grove prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman on Wednesday, January 24 on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters. The picnic will feature a wine and appetizer pairing, a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes using produce from Grimal Grove, and a Molletes cook-off competition coordinated by Key West Food Tours creator Analise Smith and her [continue reading…]

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Dec 222017
Review of Gildea Gallery Opening, December 11, 2017

  by M.R. Willison……. Southard Street’s strenuous repaving was going full-blast last Monday night. But the Gildea Gallery on Southard just off Duval had a packed show opening anyway that night for paintings by three artists new to the Gildea’s on-going presentation to Key West of the most contemporary of American modern art. Darren Jones’ first exhibit at the Gildea Gallery takes iconic Key West experiences we all have had to form his compelling pastiches, a new departure for him. Each comes with an amusingly [continue reading…]

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Dec 222017
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” Opens at the Key West Theater, Dec. 26

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, the Tony Award-winning “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask opens this month at the Key West Theater. This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of rock-n-roll lead singer Hedwig, one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Key West Theater’s production is helmed by director/choreographer Andrew Palermo, who recently choreographed the musical “Allegiance” on Broadway, starring George Takei and Lea Salonga. Key [continue reading…]

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Dec 222017
A Forgotten Era Remembered: Key West Art & Historical Society Presents “On the Waterfront: Truman Annex Artists” Exhibit at Custom House Museum

On Friday, January 12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society puts the spotlight on a relatively unaccounted for era of creativity that helped launch some of the island’s most celebrated artists in its exhibit “On the Waterfront: Truman Annex Artists.” The Custom House Museum exhibit in the Bryan Gallery features historic and contemporary works from artists that rented space between 1974-1986 in the decommissioned naval warehouses, machine-shops, and residential facilities for use as studios after the U.S. Navy abandoned their base on the present-day Truman Annex. [continue reading…]

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Dec 222017
Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit Debuts New Museum Store

The Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit, which recently merged with Key West Art & Historical Society, has reopened at 513 Truman Avenue as the Tennessee Williams Museum with newly added features that celebrate Williams’ literary legacy, including a museum store offering a carefully curated array of gifts, collectibles and memorabilia. Dan Ayers-Price, Key West Art & Historical Society’s Director of Retail Operations and the Florida Chapter President of the Museum Store Association, spent four months designing the museum store area and sourcing unique merchandise with [continue reading…]

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Dec 222017
Key West Kingfish Mayhem Tournament to Test Angling Skills Jan. 11-14

Angling teams targeting kingfish can vie for more than $30,000 in cash prizes during the 2018 Key West Kingfish Mayhem tournament slated for Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 11-14. The team that weighs in the heaviest kingfish, also known as king mackerel, is to take home a $15,000 first prize. The second- and third-place finishers receive $6,500 and $3,500, respectively, and cash prizes are to be presented through 10th place. Prize structure and award amounts are based on having a field of 50 registered boats. Teams also [continue reading…]

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Dec 222017
Hungrytown Comes to the Keys

The Monroe County Public Library presents the celebrated acoustic duo Hungrytown. Last July, they returned from a successful six-and-a-half-month tour of the US, UK and New Zealand, covering over 16,000 miles in the US alone. They are currently on a four-month tour of the American south and southwest. Hungrytown will perform concerts in Key West, Marathon and Key Largo, all free to the public. Vermonters Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, who make up Hungrytown, have been touring professionally for nearly 15 years. Hungrytown’s songs and music have [continue reading…]

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