Mar 172017
 
‘The Freedom to Marry’ Movie Comes to Key West; A Strong Connection to the Island Community

A ‘Pop up’ event of the Key West Film Festival, ‘The Freedom to Marry’ Movie will be shown 8 PM March 28th at the Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St in Key West. ‘The Freedom to Marry’ chronicles the hard work behind victory that led up to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The epic, nail-biting, untold story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land. It is an inspiring tale of how regular people can actually win and how activists [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #210, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society’s Film Series Continues with Buster Keaton’s 1926 Masterpiece Silent Film, “The General”

Is there a more perfect showcase for a film about a man and his beloved locomotive than the destination city of Henry Flagler’s railroad and the Key West museum that houses an exhibit in his name? On Thursday, March 30, Key West Art & Historical Society’s film series continues with Buster Keaton’s 1926 masterpiece silent film, “The General,” set to show at 6:00 p.m. in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum. The story of Confederate railway engineer Johnny Gray (Keaton), [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #210, Theater, 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
 
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 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 »
Feb 102017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Film Series Continues at Custom House Museum with “The Order of Myths”

Key West Art & Historical Society’s film series continues on Thursday, February 16 at 6:00pm in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street with “The Order of Myths,” a 2008 documentary directed by Margaret Brown about America’s first Mardi Gras, established in Mobile, Alabama in 1703 and its 300-plus year tradition of segregation. Described by “SALON” as possibly “the nonfiction film of the year” and “an arch, acute and haunting documentary about the segregated Mardi Gras traditions of [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #205, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
Mystery Dinner Theatre Cabaret and More

Go to www.mixdeity.com for Full Calendar of Events and Tickets The “Jazz Age Retrospectacular” is an event series that takes a fun and youthful look at Key West’s history and culture through the lens of America’s most iconic musical era, the Jazz Age (1920’s-1950’s). Our goal is to educate and inspire audiences of all ages through a variety of interactive music performances and events that showcase the era’s music and culture, as well as the Florida Keys history and regional influence. Our interactive events include: [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #204, Music, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
This Week at the Studios of Key West

TOM RUSH IN CONCERT Saturday Febuary 4th, 8pm Next up in the Blue Heaven Songwriters’ Series at The Studios is American folk and blues singer Tom Rush. Tom Rush’s shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. Although he’s known for his live performances, Rush’s albums are also legendary; The Circle Game, according to Rolling Stone, ushered in the singer/songwriter era. CUPID’S ARROW BINGO at the GREEN PARROT Monday Febuary 6, 7-9PM [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:29 am Issue #204, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 132017
 
Historical Theatrical Exchange

Although Key West sits 90 miles north of Havana, sometimes in the Florida Keys it feels like Cuba is more of a sibling than just a neighbor. Many of the oldest families in Key West are Cuban transplants, having come to the United States either before the two countries’ relations became strained or after, when it was a far more difficult and arduous journey. As a result, the island is imbued with a distinctly Cuban spirit and the Cuban cultural influence on local art and [continue reading…]

 January 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #201, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 132017
 
Filmmaker Steve DeGroodt to Present ‘The Life & Times of Dr. Henry Perrine’ at the Custom House Museum

Thursday, January 19, at 6 p.m., the Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes L.A.-based filmmaker Steve DeGroodt who will show his documentary film ‘The Life & Times of Dr. Henry Perrine.’ Perrine, a 19th century botanist and plant explorer, was first recognized for his research with Quinine as a medical cure for malaria and established the first agricultural enterprise in the Florida Keys. Having spent time as a U.S. Consul to Yucatan, Perrine introduced many beneficial tropical plants from Mexico and the Caribbean to [continue reading…]

 January 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:33 am Issue #201, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 062017
 
Groundbreaking Key-West-to-Cuba Theatrical Exchange

The first theatrical exchange to take place between America and Cuba in more than 50 years is happening this January at the Key West Theater with their production of the hit Cuban play “Eclipse.” The run of “Eclipse” at the Key West Theater is extremely unique from a historical perspective. Although cultural exchange has been permitted in the past under the American economic embargo, this particular exchange is a true bilateral collaboration between two innovative theater groups: the Key West Theater in Key West and [continue reading…]

 January 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #200, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 302016
 
Key West Theater - Updated Events

JUST ANNOUNCED (on sale Wed at 12pm): 03.25 The Dan Band (6:30pm & 9:30pm) UPCOMING CONCERTS: newly added/changes in dates are bolded below 01.06 The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 01.08 A Night of Key West Soul with Coffee Butler & Friends 01.12 Dave Mason – limited tickets 01.15 Jonathan Edwards 01.21 Phil Vassar w. Shastina Chiles 01.29 The Sunday Ramble 02.10 Shane Mauss (Comedian) 02.11 Colin Hay 02.12 The Outlaws 02.14 Puddles Pity Party 02.21 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes 03.01+02 Alan Cumming [continue reading…]

 December 30, 2016  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #199, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 302016
 
Burnpile Opens to Raves at the Key West Theater

“It’s a really busy time of year. But this play is worth making time for. ‘Throw Me On The Burnpile And Light Me Up’ at the Key West Theater is memoir, drama and performance that held my attention for more than an hour, straight up. Years from now, we’ll be bragging to people that we saw this play, and this actress, back in the day.” This is just one of the many reviews from enthusiastic audience members who have attended this electric new play at [continue reading…]

 December 30, 2016  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #199, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 232016
 
Just Announced Shows at the Key West Theater

JUST ANNOUNCED: 01.08 A Night of Key West Soul with Coffee Butler & Friends 02.12 The Outlaws 02.14 Puddles Pity Party 05.18 The Wailers UPCOMING CONCERTS: newly added/changes in dates are bolded below 12.22 Paula Poundstone (6:30pm & 9:30pm shows) 01.06 The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 01.08 A Night of Key West Soul with Coffee Butler & Friends 01.12 Dave Mason – limited tickets 01.15 Jonathan Edwards 01.21 Phil Vassar w. Shastina Chiles 01.29 The Sunday Ramble 02.10 Shane Mauss (Comedian) 02.11 Colin Hay [continue reading…]

 December 23, 2016  Posted by at 12:07 am Issue #198, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 162016
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Film Series Continues at Custom House Museum with “Welcome To This House”

Key West Art & Historical Society’s film series continues on Thursday, December 22 at 6:00pm in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street with Welcome To This House, a feature documentary film creates a layered portrait of the person behind poet Elizabeth Bishop, from her childhood in Nova Scotia to her death in 1979. Part essay, part historical documentary, the 2015 film showcases interviews with poets, friends, and scholars that provide “missing documents” of numerous female lovers. Director [continue reading…]

 December 16, 2016  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #197, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 162016
 
This Week in the Arts Dec. 15-21

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 21 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Thursday, 6 PM Walk on White, Exhibitions & receptions at galleries & shops along White St, including Artists @ the Armory, Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery. Stock Island Woodworkers/Artists Thursday, Friday & Sunday Safe Harbour Marina down the dock from the Hogfish 305-923-4778, collectionskeywest.com THEATER Thursday – Sunday Nutcracker Key West Tennessee Williams Theater, [continue reading…]

 December 16, 2016  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #197, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
This Week in the Arts - Dec. 8-14

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 14 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Friday, 6 PM Eric Anfinson Calendar Release Party Salt, 830 Fleming St., Key West 305-896-2980 Friday, 8 PM SLIDESHOW The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org Saturday, 9 AM Holiday Artisan Fair The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org THEATER Saturday & Sunday Dec. 10-11 & 14-18 Nutcracker Key West [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:52 am Art, Issue #196, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Key West Theater Updated Calendar

UPCOMING CONCERTS: newly added/changes in dates are bolded below 12.09 Here Come The Mummies 12.10 Taylor Hicks 12.11 Devon Allman Band – CANCELLED 12.18 Edwin McCain w. Nick Norman 12.22 Paula Poundstone 01.06 The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 01.12 Dave Mason 01.15 Jonathan Edwards 01.21 Phil Vassar w. Shastina Chiles 01.29 The Sunday Ramble 02.10 Shane Mauss (Comedian) 02.11 Colin Hay 02.21 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes 03.01+02 Alan Cumming 03.07 Marc Cohn 03.10 Jim Breuer 03.21 Get the Led Out 04.30 America [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #196, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
This Week in the Arts Dec. 1-7

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 7 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Thursday, 5 p.m. Works by Lucy Paige -Opening Reception Debra Butler Design Studio, 612 Fleming St., Key West Thursday, 6 p.m. First Thursdays Art Walk From Studios of Key West at Eaton and Simonton to Guild Hall Gallery on Duval and galleries and boutiques in the 500 Block of Fleming , including Members Exhibition [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #195, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Nutcracker Key West Returns

Nutcracker Key West returns! This enchanting holiday production will be performed December 10th to December 18th at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center. Eight public performances are scheduled, with professional dancers from around the world joining 60 of our own community performers to retell this beloved holiday tale. Key West’s local lore and maritime history set the stage with the story opening in 1864 at the Christmas party of the mayor of Key West. The adventure continues, taking our young heroine, Clara, through a fight [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:19 am Issue #195, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Review of Key West Fringe Theater: "Alice's Parlor"

Key West Fringe Theater: “Alice’s Parlor” Nov. 16 – 20, 2016 St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 401 Duval Street Theater Review by Malcolm Willison……. Have you wondered what women put up with, and then didn’t, a hundred years ago? This year’s short run of Key West Fringe Theater’s season opener was indeed an eye-opener. The annual editions of the Fringe’s “Alice’s Parlor” until this year had been plays by Alice Gerstenberg and her colleagues in early 20th-century Chicago. This year the Fringe, under its new Artistic [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:54 am Issue #194, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
This Week in the Arts Nov. 24-30

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, November 24 – Wednesday, November30 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS Wednesday Nov. 23- Sunday Nov. 27 International Sand Art Competition, Friday 2 PM: Treasure Dig Casa Marina, 1500 Reynolds St., Key West www.sandartkeywest.com Friday 1 PM Sip & Shop with ZEN by Karen Moore Jewelry Uva Wine Bar, 519 Fleming St., Key West zenbykarenmoore.com and Saturday 1 PM at Green Pineapple, 1130 Duval St. Key [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:24 am Art, Issue #194, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 182016
 
‘Warm Springs’ Will Screen at the Custom House Museum on Tuesday, November 22

Tuesday, November 22, at 6 p.m., ‘Warm Springs’ will be screened in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The multi-Emmy winning 2005 film stars Kenneth Branagh as Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his pre-presidency struggle with polio and the personal transformation that commenced upon his discovery of the warm mineral waters of Warm Springs, Georgia – where he eventually established the world’s first polio rehabilitation center – and the other disabled people he encounters [continue reading…]

 November 18, 2016  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #193, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 112016
 
Paula Poundstone Headlines the Key West Theater 12/22!

AWARD WINNING COMEDIAN PAULA POUNDSTONE TO PLAY THE KEY WEST THEATER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22nd On Thursday, December 22nd, The Key West Theater in Key West, FL welcomes comedian Paula Poundstone. “On Thursday December 22nd, we’ll all be ho-ho-hoing at the Key West Theater in Key West, Florida” says Poundstone. Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT…DON’T [continue reading…]

 November 11, 2016  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #192, Theater, What To Do No Responses »