Hemingway Days Thru Sunday, July 24 The 36th annual celebration of the legendary author's work and lifestyle features literary readings, the Running of the Bulls, a short story competition, Sloppy Joe's Look-Alike Contest and a birthday party commemorating Ernest's July 21st birthday. Contact: (305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); (305) 797-0579 (literary) hemingwaydays.net
Hemingway Days Thru Sunday, July 24
The 36th annual celebration of the legendary author’s work and lifestyle features literary readings, the Running of the Bulls, a short story competition, Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest and a birthday party commemorating Ernest’s July 21st birthday. Contact: (305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); (305) 797-0579 (literary) hemingwaydays.net

Thursday, July 21 thru Wednesday, July 27
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

Key West Happenings

FESTIVALS/FUNDRAISERS
Thru Sunday, July 24
Hemingway Days
The 36th annual celebration of the legendary author’s work and lifestyle features literary readings, the Running of the Bulls, a short story competition, Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest and a birthday party commemorating Ernest’s July 21st birthday. Contact: (305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); (305) 797-0579 (literary) hemingwaydays.net

Saturday
Chili Cook-off to benefit the Sister Season Fund, 3 PM
To enter, bring your best chili to the bar by 3PM. There will be prizes for Peoples’ Choice and for Best Theme. Enjoy a special country music show by Jessica Grabbit. Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St. 305-304-9828. sisterseason.com

Mystics and Maestros Presents a Benefit for the Florida Keys SPCA, 6 PM
Featuring music from local musicians Happy Dog, Greg Gerace and the Henry Lysy and Chris Parsons Duo. Also local artist Erica Hunter, photographer Paul Blatt and several others showcasing their work including a live painting by Katie Sottak. Mellow Ventures Cafe and Gastropub, 1605 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 772-646-3343. fkspca.org

FILM
Tropic Cinema:
Saturday: Kids Saturday Movie Club: The Peanuts Movie, 10:30 AM
Saturday: Creature Feature: Tentacles, 11 AM
416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema.com

Monday
Key West Theater’s Summerish Fun Movie Series: The Last Waltz, 8 PM
512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com

KIDS CLASSES/WORKSHOPS
Saturday
Key West Library – Summer Programs for Kids: Art in the Garden, 1 PM
700 Fleming St. 305-292-3595. keyslibraries.com

LITERARY
Saturday
Key West Writer’s Guild, 9 AM
Key West by the Sea, 2601 S. Roosevelt Blvd. (Community Room) keywestwritersguild.org

THEATER
Wednesdays-Sundays (thru July 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

Saturday
One Night Stand, 7 PM and 9 PM
Over fifty actors, writers, directors, artists and volunteers have 24 hours to write, rehearse and create sets for 5 brand-new 10-minute plays. Featuring the talent of writers Gwen Filosa, Mark Hedden, Joe Mitchell and Michael Marrero plus dozens of fantastic actors, directors and artists. The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org

Upper Keys Happenings

ARTISTS RECEPTIONS/EXHIBITIONS
Thursday
Morada Way Arts and Cultural District Art Walk, 6 PM
Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82. Live music. Free admission. MM 81.5, Islamorada. 305-664-9100. moradaway.org

LITERARY
Wednesday
Latitude 25 Writers Meeting, 7 PM
Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping Center, MM 101.4. 305-451-4164. gibbsail43@gmail.com

FILM
Wednesday
Movies Under the Stars – Cheeca Lodge and Spa: The Grand Budapest Hotel, 8 PM
81801 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. 305-517-4505.

ONGOING

ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS
-Tropical Botanicals, Photographs by Nancy Spiewak, Salt Gallery, 830 Fleming St. 305-896-2980. NancySpiewak.com

-Pencil Me In: The Sketches of Mario Sanchez, The Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.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.

-Plein Air Painting Classes in Sugarloaf, Thursdays at 9:30 AM. Call Jim Salem for more information. 305-394-5555. ImagineArtKW@att.net

-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

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

-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.

DANCE
-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

-Coffee Mill Dance and Yoga Studio Classes: Ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, latin, belly dance and African dance. 605-A Simonton St. 305-296-9982. coffeemilldance.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

MUSIC
-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.

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