Thursday, July 14 thru Wednesday, July 20
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.
Key West Happenings
Key West Modern Dance 2016, 10:30 AM
Week-long dance workshop in Ballet, Modern and Contemporary dance, Repertory and Composition, with instructors from the most celebrated dance companies. 13 years and up. Coffee Mill Dance Studio, 605 A Simonton St. 305-296-9982. keywestmoderndance.com
Mel Fisher Days
Commemorating Mel Fisher’s famous 16-year search for the Spanish galleon Atocha and the Atocha Mother Load find while raising money for our Key West community. Various times and events in Key West. melfisherdays.com
Festival highlights include a look-alike contest for Hemingway imitators, prose and poetry readings and a three-day marlin tournament that pays tribute to Ernest’s passion for deep-sea angling. Various times and venues in Key West.
Key West Theater’s Summerish Fun Movie Series: Old School, 8 PM
512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com
Saturday: Kids Saturday Movie Club: Shaun the Sheep, 10:30 AM
Saturday: Creature Feature: The Last Man on Earth, 11 AM
Sunday: Art & Architecture in Cinema: Painting the Modern Garden – From Monet to Matisse, 1:30 PM
416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema.com
Discovery Saturday: Be a Wildlife Superhero (ages 5-10), 10 AM
Learn how to read animal footprints and how to protect Key deer. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center 35 East Quay Road. 305-809-4750. floridakeys.noaa.gov/ecodiscovery.html
Dance Factory – Summer Workshop Series: Character, 1 PM 906 C Kennedy Drive, Key West.
Key West Library – Summer Programs for Kids, 1 PM
Saturdays in July. Each week is a different activity, Saturday July 16th is our “Little Cooks and Books” cooking program. Learn how to make delicious smoothies and how to decorate cupcakes. 700 Fleming St. 305-292-3595. keyslibraries.com
Distinguished Speaker Series: People and Places that Influenced Ernest Hemingway, 6 PM
Speaker: Nancy Sindlear. The Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org
MUSEUSMS, HISTORY and NATURE
Plant Sale at the Key West Botanical Garden, 10 AM
Native, rare, and endangered plants offered for sale. Choose from 150 species of butterfly and bird attracting plants in sizes from one-gallon to 30-gallon pots. 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504. kwbgs.org
Thursday/Friday, July 20/21
Leon Russell, 8 PM
Music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. 512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com
Key West Summer Stage – 2016 Theatre Symposium, 8 PM
Glimpse into the World of Playwrights. Visit website for details. Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. 302-540-6102. keywestsummerstage.com
Wednesdays-Sundays (July 20-31)
Key West Summer Stage – Water by the Spoonful, 8 PM
A story of family and community stretched across continents and cyberspace — a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption. Personal, hard-hitting and deeply rewarding. Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. keywestsummerstage.com
Keys Writers Meeting, 1 PM
A read-aloud critique group for all forms of creative writing. All levels welcome. Big Pine Library, Winn-Dixie Shopping Plaza. 305-872-0992. keyslibraries.org
Movies Under the Stars – Cheeca Lodge & Spa: Slumdog Millionaire, 8 PM
81801 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. 305-517-4505.
MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
History of Diving Museum:
SATURDAY: Delve Our Shelves and Dive, 10:30 AM
Free presentation, learn about women in diving history. Women’s dive with Captain Slate’s Scuba Adventures, 12:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Immerse Yourself! Seminar Series: Risks and Hazards of Lobster Diving, 7 PM
MM 83 bayside, Islamorada. 305-664-9737. divingmuseum.org
-Mango Madness and Member Salon, The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org
-Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968 and Yesterday’s Kids: Reflection by 1st Lieutenant Glenn Hoover. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. InnocentSoulsVietnam.org
-Key West Art Garden at The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, 5210 College Rd. kwbgs.org
-In Deep With Diatoms Exhibit, Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 East Quay Rd. tropicalbotanicartists.com
-Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial: A Photography Exhibit by Clyde Butcher, Keys History and Discovery Center, MM 82, on the property of the Islander Resort. keysdiscovery.com
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
– Life Drawing Workshops with Annamarie Giordano, Thursdays, 11 AM. Weekly 3-hour long class. Models wanted. Private Home – 325 Catharine St, Key West. RSVP 609-884-3474.
-The Studios of Key West – Classes and Workshops: Painting and drawing, writing and reading, Photo and Mixed Media, Culinary Arts, Kids and Teens, Music Performance and movement. 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
-Morada Way Arts and Cultural District – Classes and workshops: Playing with Abstraction, Beer 101, Plein Air to the Next Level, Creating with Clay, Underwater Realism, Palm Frond Boats, Write Your Story, Exploring Paint with Taylor, Keeping Images Alive. 151 Morada Way, MM 81.5, 305-900-9023.
-Tuesdays: Key West Country Western Dancers – Dancers get together for dancing Texas 2-step, swing, waltz, cha cha NC2 & more. Free line dance lessons with Marvin. Blue Room at BottleCap, 1128 Simonton St. 724-333-4137.
-Wednesdays/Fridays: Salsa Dance Lessons with Lucy and Charlie, 7 PM and 8 PM, Beginner/refresher class. No partner needed and we love newbies. Paradise Health and Fitness Dance Studio, 1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-6348. Lucy@DanceKeyWest.com
-Theo and Ganine’s Dance Center: World-class instructors-Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons, American and International styles, wedding dance, swing, salsa. Beginner’s welcome, no partner required. 5800 Overseas Hwy, Suite 40, Marathon. 305-766-3428. KeysDanceCenter.com
-Dance Factory Classes: Ballroom and Latin Dance classes, Ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and creative movement for children and adults. 906 Kennedy Dr. 305-296-5015. dancefactorykeywest.com
-Virgilio’s Nightly Entertainment, 9:30 PM, 524 Duval St. (rear) 305-296-1075.
– Tavern N’ Town Nightly Entertainment, featuring Michael Thomas, Carmen Rodriguez, Mike Emerson, Bobby Nesbitt and Rob DiStasi. Call for weekly line-up 305-296-8100. Marriot Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
-In the Cabaret, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 5 PM, The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St., Key West.
-Dave Feder, Thursdays, 9 p.m. oo-tray Restaurant, 80939 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. 305-922-2027.