Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar

“Mini Turtle” Batik on Rice Paper by Gale Upmal
“Mini Turtle” Batik on Rice Paper by Gale Upmal

Thursday, June 25 thru Wednesday, July 1
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

Key West Happenings
Friday thru July 9
Gale Upmal Featured Artist Show: Fins & Feathers, 10 AM
The Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com

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

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (Thru 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]

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.

Tequila Mockingbird – Happy Hour for The Studios, 5 PM
BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
Costume contest: come dressed as your favorite author, literary figure or artist or work of art.

Tropic Cinema
Saturday – Summer Kid’s Movies: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 10:30 AM
Creature Feature: The Giant Claw (1957), 11 AM
Tuesday – Performance on Screen Series: Showboat, 6:30 PM
416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema.com

Women, Money and Power: Design and Finance A Life You Love, 1 PM
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden (Nature Chapel). tinyurl.com/WMP15-06
Registration now open online. Co-Led by Roxanne Fleszar, a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant, and Dolly Garlo, a former Nurse Attorney turned Board Certified Business, Life and Legacy Coach.

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Writers of essays, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, published and unpublished, are welcome.

Keys Writers Meeting, 1 PM
Big Pine Library, Winn-Dixie Shopping Plaza. 305-872-0992. keyslibraries.org
A read-aloud critique group for all forms of creative writing. All levels welcome.

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.

Love Lane Gang, 9 PM
McConnell’s Irish Pub and Grill, 900 Duval St.
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.

Tuesday League of Crafty Musicians with Michelle Dravis, 9 PM
Virgilio’s, 524 Duval St. 305-296-1075.
Fronting the band Ross Brown on vocals, guitar and congas, Gary Rivenson on bass and Skipper Kripitz on drums. Plus special guest Tyler Smith, on steel pans.

Thru Sunday
In the Cabaret and Jazz in the Gardens, 5:30 PM
The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661. gardenshotel.com
Thurs: John Benson, Fri: Michael Robinson, Sat: Will Johnson, Sun: Patrick and Debra, Skipper and Friends. (last Jazz until October)

Nightly Jazz Entertainment – Tavern N’ Town, 5 PM
Marriot Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-8100.
Thurs: Carmen Rodriguez, Fri: Rob DiStasi, Sat: Bobby Nesbitt, Sun: Rob DiStasi.

Fringe Theater Open Audition: Alice’s Parlor II, 5:30 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. 305-407-6790. fringetheater.org
Call for 6 women of varying ages. Actors of all experience levels are invited to audition.

Theatre XP – Summer Stage 5th Season: A Streetcar Named Desire, 8 PM
Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval Street (rear). 305-296-9911. keywestsummerstage.com
An Opening Night party after the show is included in the ticket price for that evening.

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

Upper Keys Happenings
Crustacean Celebration Exhibit, 9 AM
Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop & Gallery, Islamorada, MM 82, bay. 305-664-3571. lobstertrapart.com
Artist Nadine Lahti’s collection of colorful Florida Keys Crustaceans.

The Puzzle of Pickles Reef, 6 PM
Presented by Steven Anthony, president of the Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society. Anthony will describe the work of his organization, accomplishments to date, efforts being made to identify the wreck and share the story of the wreck.

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
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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