Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar


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Thursday, June 11 thru Wednesday, June 17

Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

Key West Happenings


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


Key West Latin Extravaganza – Salsa / Bachata Weekend Workshop
Four days of Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. For reservations/questions contact 305-296-6348. Limited space available. Paradise Health & Fitness Dance Studio, 1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd. [email protected], facebook.com

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (June 16-July 3)
The Choreography Workshop (ages 12-18), 10:30 AM
A 3-week exploration of the young dancer’s voice with Kyla Piscopink. CoffeeMill Dance Studio, 916 Pohalski St. 305-296-9982.

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. [email protected]

African Dance and Drumming Classes, 4 PM
With dancer Carol Brown and drummer Massai Abdul. Open to all ages, no experience necessary. The CoffeeMill Dance Studio, 916 Pohalski Ln. coffeemilldance.com

Latin Mix Dance Class, 7:30 PM
Learn them all: Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bachatta. 7 week session through July 13. Dance Factory, 906C Kennedy Dr. 305-304-
8184. dancefactorykeywest.com

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.


Thru Sunday, June 14
Southernmost Coconut Castaways “Jump Up” Fundraiser for Meet Me in the Keys 8th Annual
A weeklong event featuring live music at various venues, a charity walk, raffles, give aways, drawings, prizes, silent auctions.
Benefiting KOA Care Camps, a camp for kids with cancer. See website for details. Various locations throughout the Keys. 305-619-4414. meetmeinthekeys.org

BottleCap Fundraiser: MARC House, 5:30 PM
Celebrity bartenders and silent auction. 1128 Simonton St. 305-294-9526. marchouse.org


Tropic Cinema
Saturday – Summer Kid’s Movies: Book of Life, 10:30 AM
Creature Feature: The Monster that Challenged the World (1957), 11 AM
416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema.com


Focus on Contemporary Cuban Art with Artist Reynerio Tamayo, 2 PM
The Studios of Key West resident artist. Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669. galleryongreene.com


Key West Writer’s Guild, 9 AM
Writers of essays, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, published and unpublished, are welcome. Key West by the Sea, 2601 S.
Roosevelt Blvd. (Community Room). keywestwritersguild.org


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


Key West Sax Quartet, 3 PM
Mark Rose, Soprano Sax, Donna DeForrest, Alto Sax, Les Dudley, Tenor Sax, Georges Hemund, Baritone Sax. Free Admission.
Donations accepted. St. Paul’s Church, 401 Duval St.

Love Lane Gang, 9 PM
Offbeat instrumentation, including mandolin, fiddle, accordion, ukulele, washboard, and a kazoo horn section, added to familiar
guitar, bass, and harmonica, creates a broad musical palette which they use to color their performances. McConnell’s Irish Pub and Grill, 900 Duval St.

‘League of Crafty Musicians’ presents the CRZBs, 9 PM
Soulful rock, brazilian and funk-fusion, with Chris Burchard, on guitar, Rob DiStaci sings and plays keyboards, Bubba Lownotes plucks the bass, and of course, Skippo on the drums. Virgilio’s, 524 Duval St. 305-296-1075.

In the Cabaret and Jazz in the Gardens, 5:30 PM

Thurs: John Benson, Fri: Michael Robinson, Sat: Will Johnson, Sun: Michael Emerson and Friends. The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661. gardenshotel.com
Nightly Jazz Entertainment – Tavern N’ Town, 5 PM

Thurs: Carmen Rodriguez, Fri: Mike Emerson, Sat: Bobby Nesbitt, Sun: Rob DiStasi. Marriot Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-8100.


Friday and Saturday
Celebrity Impersonator Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna, 8 PM Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org

Middle Keys Happenings


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


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. Marathon. 305-766-3428. keysdancecenter.com


Keys Writers Meeting, 1 PM
A read-aloud critique group for all forms of creative writing. All levels welcome. Big Pine Library, 213 Key Deer Blvd. keyslibraries.org

Upper Keys Happenings


Art McKee: Celebrate the Father of Modern Treasure Diving with Silver Bar Splash! Celebrate the anniversary of Art’s famous Silver Bar find on June 10, 1949 while using a Miami made, Miller-Dunn Divinhood (open bottom helmet). Learn more about Art McKee’s contributions and see a collection of his equipment and artifacts in our Treasure Room Exhibit. Various events and venues, see website for details. The History of Diving Museum, Islamorada, MM 83. 305-664-9737. DivingMuseum.org


The Members Summer Salon & Mango Madness Exhibition, The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
Beti Duke – Featured Artist of the Month and BJ Royster Exhibits, Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Big Pine Key. 305-872-1828. artistsinparadise.com
Coleen Corson, Palmtastic Angler Art Exhibition, Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop & Gallery, Islamorada, MM 82, bayside. 305-664-3571. lobstertrapart.com
Florida Keys Community College – Student Art Show. Library Gallery, 5224 College Rd., Stock Island. 305-809-3194.
Celebrating 30 Years of Treasure & Adventure Exhibit. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, Key West. 305-294-2633. melfishermuseum.org
Sense of Place – Richard Kemble 1932-2007, Exhibit. Historic Gato Building, Key West. 305-292-1828. keysarts.com
Key West Art Garden Exhibit 6th Annual, Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Society. 305-296-1504. kwbgs.org
Carlos Salgado, Rincones y Espacios (Corners and Spaces) Exhibit. The Pink House Art Gallery, Tavernier. 305-304-0069. pinkhouseart.com
Nadine Lahti, Audubon Aquanauts Exhibition, Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop & Gallery, Islamorada. 305-664-3571. lobstertrapart.com
Pasta Pantaleo, My Life in the Mangroves Exhibit, The Gallery at Ocean Sotheby’s Int’l. Islamorada. 305-712-8188. oceansir.com
Following the Fish, Ernest Hemingway in Key West Exhibit and The Civil War in Key West, A Sesquicentennial Salute Exhibition
The Custom House, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org

Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

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