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 »
Aug 112017
 
It's A ROYAL RENAISSANCE! The Kick-Off To The Royal Campaign of FANTASY FEST 2017 on Friday, August 25th!

Renaissance means rebirth in French and, with Fantasy Fest 2017 undergoing its own reinvention this year, it’s a natural that The Royal Campaign is entitled ‘A Royal Renaissance’. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 25th, at The Southernmost House, 1400 Duval, the evening’s poolside party renders official who is determined to become the 2017 King and Queen – and Duke and Duchess. With the Atlantic surf as their soundtrack and a sky going South Florida violet as their backdrop, reigning Queen Jane Rohrschneider and King Christopher Rounds [continue reading…]

 August 11, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #231, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 042017
 
Filmmaker Christian Fernandez’ New Project To Feature Cuban Struggle: Fundraising Event at San Carlos Institute

Key West Art & Historical Society and the San Carlos Institute invite the public to an evening of celebration and support for young, local filmmaker/director Christian Fernandez and his short-film project “Este Niño Lindo,” a fictional narrative of a treacherous journey two siblings endure as they flee Cuba for the U.S. in a makeshift raft.  The fundraising event takes place on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 5:30-8:00pm at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street, Key West. A champagne welcome and presentation by Fernandez about his project and ramifications of the “wet [continue reading…]

 August 4, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #230, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 042017
 
 Key West Art & Historical Society Call for Collections of Curios, Baubles and Tchotchkes

Do you collect interesting and unusual objects? Are your shelves filled with knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, tchotchkes, artwork, and other objects of interest? Your unique treasures could be part of the upcoming “Key West Collects” exhibit, presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at the Custom House Museum in December. Keys residents who have their own unusual or impressive collections to loan should contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305.295.6616 x112. The last “Key West Collects” exhibit, held in December 2013, included objects [continue reading…]

 August 4, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #230, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 042017
 
Get Ready to Romp with Ceilidh Scottish Dancing During the Next Key West World Culture Dance Series Hosted by Key West Art & Historical Society

Add some movement to your summer groove with an international dance workshop experience presented by Key West Art & Historical Society in partnership with Brazouka Dance Key West. The six-week Key West World Culture Dance Series, produced by Dr Pamela Connolly, which happens every second Monday, continues on August 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street with a focus on Ceilidh Scottish Dancing. Following weeks will include Argentine Tango, Bachata, Brazilian Zouk, and East Coast Swing. Ceilidh Scottish Dancing is the centuries-old country dance of [continue reading…]

 August 4, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #230, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 042017
 
Aug 6 is Free Premiere Showing at Tropic Cinema of “Paradise” - A Short Film Produced In Key West

Sunday, August 6, at 11:00am, the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street, welcomes the public to a free premiere screening of “Paradise,” a short film co-produced by Key West High Conch 5 Studios students Bronza Fox, Krzsyztof Madro, and T.J. Nitti, which has been selected for an upcoming screening at the prestigious American High School Film Festival in Times Square, NYC. Shot on several area islands utilizing the latest in 4K cinematography technology, the visually vibrant and rich film features stunning footage of the Florida Keys. The [continue reading…]

 August 4, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #230, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Aug 042017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

Tim Williams & Clay McElwee At the Hog’s Breath Philly-based singer-songwriter Tim Williams and Clay McElwee, play the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Aug. 7 – 13. Williams has two CDs, “We Begin” and “Blue Ribbon.” His shows are often comedic as well as musical. Paired with McElwee, who can tell what will happen on stage. The Eclaires Premiere at the Hog’s Breath Saloon The all female band The Elclaires will premiere at the Hog’s Breath Saloon Aug. 7 – 13, taking over the late-night gig, 10 [continue reading…]

 August 4, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #230, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 282017
 
Florida Keys Man Discovers Rare Gato Cigar Progressive Proof Book, Now on Exhibit at Custom House Museum

Andrew Bulla, a Florida Keys man who discovered a regional treasure while shopping for vintage car parts on eBay, has placed his find into the hands of the Key West Art & Historical Society in a gesture to foster its cultural and historical preservation.  The one-of-a-kind, mint-condition cigar label progressive proof book created for and signed in 1897 by Eduardo Hidalgo Gato, founder of the E. H. Gato Cigar Factory, has been digitized for online viewing in the future, and is now on display in [continue reading…]

 July 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #229, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 282017
 
The Zombies, Lorrie Morgan, Jesse Colin Young, Get the Led Out

THE KEY WEST THEATER’S CONCERT LINEUP CONTINUES TO GROW FOR 2017/18 SEASON The Zombies, Lorrie Morgan, Jesse Colin Young Band and Get The Led Out announced and on sale Wednesday, July 26th at 12pm Rams Head Productions has been pulling out all the stops to bring the best national entertainment to the Key West Theater and there are no signs of it slowing down. Just added to the current lineup are: The Zombies, Lorrie Morgan, Jesse Colin Young, and Get The Led Out. “This is [continue reading…]

 July 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #229, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 282017
 
SALT Gallery Hosts Garth Holtkamp’s “Technicolor Tropic”: Opening Reception August 3

Beginning Thursday Aug. 3, SALT Gallery, located at 830 Fleming St., will host local artist Garth Holtkamp’s newest offerings for the entire month of August. The show, entitled “Technicolor Tropic,” will feature contemporary architecture and stylized landscape paintings that exemplify the vibrant colors and unique architectural styles of Key West. To celebrate Garth’s newest pieces, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. onAug. 3. Garth is a self-taught painter native to Key West, making him a true [continue reading…]

 July 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Art, Issue #229, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 282017
 
Get Ready to Romp with Ceilidh Scottish Dancing During the Next Key West World Culture Dance Series hosted by Key West Art & Historical Society

Add some movement to your summer groove with an international dance workshop experience presented by Key West Art & Historical Society in partnership with Brazouka Dance Key West. The six-week Key West World Culture Dance Series, produced by Dr Pamela Connolly, which happens every second Monday, continues on August 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street with a focus on Ceilidh Scottish Dancing. Following weeks will include Argentine Tango, Bachata, Brazilian Zouk, and East Coast Swing. Ceilidh Scottish Dancing is the centuries-old country dance of [continue reading…]

 July 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #229, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 282017
 
Summer Smackdown: An Island-Wide Artistic Challenge

  Come sign up for an island-wide artistic challenge that calls for you to create original material around a specific theme in whatever artistic medium you want; visual arts (photography, film, sculpture, painting) or performing arts (short play, music, standup comedy, variety act, film). All are welcome! Kick-off and sign ups will take place at 512 Eaton Street on August 6th at 6pm. Final works will be shown at the Key West Theater August 23rd-26th to a ticketed audience.  For more information, please email juliet@thekeywesttheater.com

 July 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #229, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 282017
 
Hog's Breath Entertainment

West Texas Singer-Songwriter Cliff Cody Plays the Hog’s Breath Saloon West Texas singer-songwriter Cliff Cody plays the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St., mid-shift gig – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. July 31 – Aug 6. “Chasin Whiskey,” Cody’s first recorded cut was recognized as a highlight of Julie Roberts’ album “Men and Mascara” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Since first playing the Key West Songwriters Festival, Cody has become a favorite and regular performer in the Keys. His soulful voice and story telling style of writing has helped [continue reading…]

 July 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #229, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 212017
 
Get Ready to Romp with Ceilidh Scottish Dancing During the Next Key West World Culture Dance Series hosted by Key West Art & Historical Society

Add some movement to your summer groove with an international dance workshop experience presented by Key West Art & Historical Society in partnership with Brazouka Dance Key West. The six-week Key West World Culture Dance Series, produced by Dr Pamela Connolly, which happens every second Monday, continues on August 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street with a focus on Ceilidh Scottish Dancing. Following weeks will include Argentine Tango, Bachata, Brazilian Zouk, and East Coast Swing. Ceilidh Scottish Dancing is the centuries-old country dance of [continue reading…]

 July 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #228, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 212017
 
LAST CALL: Martha Hubbard Photography Exhibit at SALT Gallery

PICTURE PERFECT “POSTCARDS”:  “I am inspired by the old style of postcards and what they tell you about a place,” says photographer and celebrity chef Martha Hubbard. More than two dozen of Hubbard’s images are served up “postcard style” at SALT Gallery, located at 830 Fleming Street, in her exhibit “Postcards from the End of the Road”- on display until August 2. Hubbard’s exhibit features a glimpse at the Key West she loves: “the old houses, rusty fences, old trees, and the always-different sunsets,” she says.  Her works—printed on watercolor paper to [continue reading…]

 July 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Art, Issue #228, What To Do No Responses »