Mar 112018
 
Magnolia Band

B.O’s Fishwagon Caroline & William Sts. Key West, FL Thursday 3/15 6 – 9 PM Magnolia Duo Key West Bite 920 Caroline St. Key West FL Monday 3/19 7 – 9 PM Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of classic country, Cajun, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin, world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, and Kit Garovoy on drums. they play good time music sure [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:27 am Issue #259, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
P. Scott Cunningham Final Speaker Friends of Key West Library March 19

P. Scott Cunningham is a poet, translator, essayist, publisher, and all-around human arts juggernaut from Miami, best known as the creator and director of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, an annual month-long celebration of verse. Founded in 2011, the mission of the festival is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April. The festival has hosted performances by Patti Smith, Richard Blanco, Anne Carson, Raúl Zurita, Thurston Moore, Kevin Young, and many others. The festival has also [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #259, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
“Sneak Peek” Open House and Photography Contest Exhibit Celebrated at New National Key Deer Refuge Nature Center on Overseas Highway

On Wednesday, March 14, US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex and their Friends group Florida Keys Wildlife Society invite the public to a special opening reception and photography contest exhibit installation from 5:30pm -7:30pm at the new National Key Deer Refuge Nature Center located at 30587 Overseas Highway in Big Pine Key. The exhibit and center sneak-peek celebration are part of the third annual Outdoor Fest, an event created to help people recognize the refuges as safe havens for the creatures who live in them while also educating them [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #259, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Welcomes Calusa Indian Expert and Film-Maker Theresa Schober

On Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Theresa Schober, an archaeologist, educator, and noted expert on Calusa Indian life to Old City Hall on Greene Street, where she will discuss “Escampaba- The Kingdom of Carlos,” her documentary about the Calusa capital village of Mound Key, and how we represent the past through film. Today’s Mound Key, a 125-acre archaeology site and state park with more than 30 feet of shell mound middens rising above [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #259, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 112018
 
Equality Florida Celebration

EQUALITY FLORIDA’S ANNUAL CELEBRATION MOVES TO THE HARRY S. TRUMAN LITTLE WHITE HOUSE After seven years of Kate Miano and The Gardens Hotel staff hosting the annual Equality Florida event, this year’s Celebration will be held at the Harry S. Truman Little White House. With more than three hundred and fifty attendees, the event outgrew the beautiful space at The Gardens Hotel and began impacting hotel guests. With the blessing and support of Kate Miano, Equality Florida will hold its 2018 Celebration on Saturday, March [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #259, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032018
 
Key West Art Center 10th Annual Plein Air Key West

At 4 pm on Friday, March 9th the Key West Art Center kicks off a Plein Air tradition ten years in the making with a demonstration by John Clayton. Based in Provincetown John Clayton is an energetic painter who shares his passion for color as it is revealed in the ever changing light key of nature.“I’m not so much interested in making a picture as an image of a particular place, a recognized person or object. I’m studying the color and allowing nature to reveal her beauty on that specific [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:38 am Art, Issue #258, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032018
 
Curator Tours of Tennessee Williams Museum Included in Pulitzer-Prize Winner’s 6-Week Birthday Celebration

Key West Art & Historical Society will offer four Tennessee Williams Museum curator tours led by Dennis Beaver as part of the annual 2018 Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, a 6-week commemoration of the literary icon who lived on the island for thirty-four years. The curator-led tours will provide an overview of the highlights of the life and work of the iconic playwright while living in Key West from 1949 until his death in 1983. The first two, set for Friday, March 9 at 10:00am and Sunday, March 11 at 2:00pm will present [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #258, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032018
 
Women that Kept it Wild:  Ladies that Saved the State’s Environmental Resources Featured in Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series

The celebration of Women’s History Month continues with Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series guest Leslie Kemp Poole on Thursday, March 15, 6:00pm at Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street. The historian and writer’s presentation “Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century” will reveal Florida’s environmental movement led by women who fought to sustain the Sunshine state’s unique natural resources. Sparked by uncontrollable pollution, pesticides, and dredge-and-fill projects, women’s clubs across the state prompted legislation to establish Florida’s first state park, which later became [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #258, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032018
 
Eroica Trio to Give Impromptu Concert Performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on March 11

Piano and string ensemble, the Eroica Trio, will appear in Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. The concert will be the fifth of the 2018 Impromptu Concert season, which is celebrating the centennial of the late composer Leonard Bernstein, a frequent visitor to Key West. The trio, consisting of Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin; and Sara Sant’Ambroglio, cello, have been enchanting audiences around the world with their musical exuberance and technical virtuosity for decades. In 1991, the trio won [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #258, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032018
 
Call for Artists for the Key West Art & Historical Society Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade

Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius to play and on display for the Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for Saturday, May 5. 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 for various [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #258, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032018
 
Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis Announces ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ as the 2018 Main Stage Production

  ST. LOUIS  – Sophia Brown and Nick Narcisi will create the tempestuous relationship between renowned characters Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the main stage production of the third annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, May 10-19, at the Grandel Theatre. Tim Ocel will direct the production for this year’s festival titled, “Tennessee Williams: The French Quarter Years.” The French Quarter-themed Festival will also include a one-man show, two panel discussions, a staged reading and a Stella Shouting Contest. The Festival [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:23 am Issue #258, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »