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sland Arts Co-op Gallery, one of the longest running galleries in all of Key West, is closing its doors after over 25 years in the same location at 1128 Duval St. This wonderfully creative community of local artisans is hosting a farewell celebration at our gallery on Friday, August 21st from 6-9pm.

sland Arts Co-op Gallery, one of the longest running galleries in all of Key West, is closing its doors after over 25 years in the same location at 1128 Duval St. This wonderfully creative community of local artisans is hosting a farewell celebration at our gallery on Friday, August 21st from 6-9pm.

Thursday, August 20 thru Wednesday, August 26
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

Key West Happenings

ARTIST RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS

Friday August 21
Farewell to Island Arts Celebration, 6 PM
1128 Duval St.
Local artisans hosting a farewell celebration of one of the longest running galleries in Key West. Sale on a wide variety of art forms including acrylic and water color paintings, photography, Gyotaku and block printing, jewelry, pottery, collage, painted glassware and more. Island Arts members include: Ariella Hogen, Laurel Denny, Laura Black, Deborah Moore, Bill Rowell, Debbie Graffeo, Karen Moore, Clint Moore, Kim Wallen, Erica Hunter, Erica Everett and Suzanne Holt.

Walk on White Gallery Walk, 6 PM
Exhibitions & receptions at galleries & shops along White St, including Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery, Artists @ the Armory, Lucky Street & hIPSO facto at the Coffee Mill Dance Studio.

DANCE
Fridays and Wednesdays
Salsa and Salsa Rueda too Dance Class, 7 PM
Wednesdays at 8 PM: Cha Cha Dance Class. All levels, drop in class, no partner needed. Paradise Health and Fitness Dance Studio, 1706 N Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-6348. Lucy@DanceKeyWest.com

Tuesdays
Key West Country Western Dancers, 7:30 PM
Texas 2-step, swing, waltz, cha cha. Free line dance lessons. Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St. 724-333-4137.

Sundays
Social Dancing – Ballroom & Latin, 7 PM
Dance Factory, 906C Kennedy Dr. 305-3048184. dancefactorykeywest.com
No partner needed/singles welcome.

FESTIVALS AND FUNDRAISERS
Key West Burlesque – Late Summer Luau, 7:30 PM
Mellow Ventures/Death by Tako, 1605 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-7676. keystix.com

FILM
Tropic Cinema:
Wednesday – N.Y. Film Critics Series, 7 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema.com

KIDS
Saturday
Discovery Saturday: Sharks on the Reef (ages 5-10), 10 AM
Learn about facts about sharks, see how sharks find food and play a game of Shark on the Prowl. Eco Discovery Center, 35 East Quay Rd. floridakeys.noaa.gov

LECTURE
Tuesdays in August
Artist Mario Sanchez’s Historic Perspective of Cuban-Key West, 2 PM
Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669. galleryongreene.com 150 year relationship through the artists work.

LITERARY
Friday
Literary Salon at TSKW cottages (back porch), 7 PM
305-296-0458. tskw.org We encourage everyone to share their writing (in any genre), something that you’re currently working on or have recently finished.

Saturday
Key West Writer’s Guild, 9 AM
Key West by the Sea, 2601 S. Roosevelt Blvd. keywestwritersguild.com

MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
Tuesdays-Saturdays
Key West Firehouse Museum, 10 AM
1026 Grinnell St. 305-849-0678. keywestfirehousemuseum.com

Daily
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 9 AM
35 East Quay Rd., (End of Southard St.) floridakeys.noaa.gov

Key West Wildlife Center, 9 AM
Indigenous Park, 1801 White St. 305-293-7013. keywestwildlifecenter.org

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Exhibits – Celebrating 30 Years of Treasure and Adventure, 9:30 AM
200 Greene St. 305-294-2633. tours@melfisher.org

Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit, 10 AM
513 Truman Ave, behind the Key West Visitor Center294-3121. exhibit@twkw.orgtwkw.org

Daily Thru September 1
Blue Star Museums Program – Free Admission for Active Military Personnel/Family
Participating museums – Islamorada: The History of Diving Museum; Key West: The Custom House, The Key West Lighthouse & Museum, Fort East Martello, KW Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.

MUSIC
Wednesdays-Sundays
In the Cabaret in the Gardens, 5 PM
The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 294-2661. gardenshotel.com
Wednesdays and Thursdays: John Benson, Fridays and Saturdays: Karen Heins, Sundays: Will Johnson.

Nightly Jazz – Tavern N’ Town
Marriot Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-8100.
Thurs/Tues: Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas, Fri/Wed: Mike Emerson, Sat: Bobby Nesbitt, Sun/Wed: Rob DiStasi, Mon: Michael Thomas.

THEATER
Sunday
Closing Performance of Carol MacCartee’s 26th Summer of Acting Workshop, 8 PM
Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. (rear) 305-296-5587. keywestsummerstage.com Free.

Middle Keys Happenings
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
The Art Studio in Marathon – Classes and workshops: Pottery, Clay, Glass, Painting, Sculpture and more.
12535 Overseas Hwy, Oceanside. 305-289-9013. keysartstudio.com

DANCE
Theo and Ganine’s Dance Center
American and International styles, wedding dance, swing, salsa. Beginner’s welcome, no partner required. Ballroom and Latin Dance Instruction. 5800 Overseas Hwy., Suite 40, Marathon. 305-766-3428. keysdancecenter.com

Upper Keys Happenings
ARTIST RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District Art Walk
MM 81.5, Islamorada. 305-664-9100. moradaway.org
A monthly outdoor event featuring art, food, drink and music. Galleries include: Redbone Gallery, Gallery Morada, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery and Morada Way Clay. Tiki torches, live music, food, drink and art!

MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
Daily
History of Diving Museum, 10 AM
MM 83, bay, Islamorada. 305-664-9737. divingmuseum.org

Thursdays-Sundays
Keys History and Discovery Center, 10 AM
at the Islander Resort, MM 82, Islamorada. 305-922-2237. keysdiscovery.com

Daily Thru September 1
Blue Star Museums Program – Free Admission for Active Military Personnel/Family
Participating museums – Islamorada: The History of Diving Museum; Key West: The Custom House, The Key West Lighthouse & Museum, Fort East Martello, KW Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.

LITERARY
Wednesday
Latitude 25 Writers Meeting, 1 PM
Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping Center MM 101.4. 305-451-4164.

MUSIC
Thursdays
Jam/Open Mic with Dave Feder and Friends, 9 PM
oo-tray Restaurant, 80939 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. 305-922-2027.

Sundays
Dave Feder’s Jazz Trio, 6 PM
Smuggler’s Cove Resort & Marina, 85500 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada, bayside. 305-664-5564, Mon: Michael Thomas.

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