Thursday, October 1 thru Wednesday, October 7
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Key West Happenings
Como lo vemos a Usted – How We See You Opening Reception, 6 PM
A collaborative project by two photographers Jeffrey Cardenas and Yanela Pineiro Gutierrez – a portfolio of 100 black-and-white images both diptychs and individual portraits. First exhibited at Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, February 2015. The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
Thursday & Sunday
National Parks Art Foundation – Dry Tortugas Artists in Residence Opening and Presentation, 6:30 PM
Artists Anna Glynn and Peter Dalmazzo will premiere excerpts from new work and share experiences during their residency. Grant recipient of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 E. Quay Rd., Truman Annex. 305-809-4750. Sunday’s reception and Gala held at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. at 6 PM. 877-761-3456.
Upper Duval Art Stroll, 6 PM
Special art exhibitions and receptions at galleries and shops along Upper Duval from United to Truman. Including Frangipani Gallery, SoDu Gallery, Cocco & Salem, Island Arts, Key West Pottery, Cork & Stogie, Millionaire Gallery, Dog Tired Studio & Gallery and Rock House Gallery.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Saturday: Arthur Rothstein – Assignment Key West 2015, 10 AM
Juxtaposing Rothstein’s monochromatic images in the current exhibit of Rothstein’s work at the Custom House Museum; Photographer Todd Feit will introduce students to the movement and color of photography using the digital darkroom. KWAHS, The Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org
Sip n’ Sketch at the Lighthouse, 4:30 PM
Join artist and educator Jenni Franke and wine expert Buzzy Rossman as they present the first in a series of Key West Art & Historical Society Sip n’ Sketch workshops. Open to all levels and abilities. The Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org
Salsa and Salsa Rueda too Dance Class, 7 PM.
All levels, drop in class, no partner needed (Wed at 8 PM). Paradise Health and Fitness Dance Studio, 1706 N Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-6348. Lucy@DanceKeyWest.com
Social Dancing – Ballroom and Latin, 7 PM
No partner needed/singles welcome. 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.
US, Naked: Trixie & Monkey!, 7 PM
Experience the physical and emotional acrobatics as circus-burlesque innovators, Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey, stop at nothing to bring their peculiar, unpredictable, and glamorous act to a global audience. Doors open at 7pm for a Meet and Greet reception in the Tropic Cinema Lobby with stars Trixie and Monkey, filmmaker Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander, and film producer Scot Hollander. Live performance at 8pm in the Carper Theater. 416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema.com
Key West Outdoor Movies: Home, 5:30 PM
Every first and third Fridays of the month. Free. Bayview Park, Corner of Jose Marti & Truman Ave. keywestoutdoormovies.com
Tuesdays in October
Traditional Key West Folk Art Technique pioneered by Mario Sanchez, 2 PM
Featuring Modern Day Key West Artists such as Andy Thurber and Wayne Garcia, and artists of the past: Norma Rener, Balbotine, Papito Suarez. Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669. galleryongreene.com
Key West Poetry Guild Meeting, 7 PM
Featured poet Tony Klein. Note change of venue for this month, The Southernmost UU, 801 Georgia St. 305-293-0902.
MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
Locals Free Sunday at the Key West Botanical Garden, 10 AM
5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504. kwbgs.org
Stefano on the Mandolino, 6 PM
Playing well-known Italian tunes and a few surprises from other countries. Salute! On the Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Cabaret and Jazz in the Gardens, 5 PM
Thurs: John Benson, Fri: Michael Robinson, Featuring Eric Haley, Sat: Will Johnson and Sun: Peter Diamond and Friends! The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661. gardenshotel.com
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: Rob DiStasi, Mon: Michael Thomas.
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
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
Keys Writers Meeting, 1 PM
Big Pine Key Library, Winn-Dixie Shopping Plaza. 305-872-0992. keyslibraries.org
Upper Keys Happenings
FESTIVALS AND FUNDRAISERS
Oktoberfest, 4 PM
Music, games and authentic German cuisine prepared by Celebrity Chef Larry and Crew. RSVP 305-852-1872. Elks Lodge No 1872, MM 92.6 bayside.
Jam/Open Mic with Dave Feder and Friends, 9 PM
oo-tray Restaurant, 80939 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. 305-922-2027.
Dave Feder’s Jazz Trio, 6 PM
Smuggler’s Cove Resort and Marina, 85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada. 305-664-5564.
OPEN AUDITIONS: The Key Players Presents – Shrek the Musical, 6:30 PM
Looking for 40+ actors, singers, dancers – come prepared to sing a minute or two form the song of your choice (preferably from a musical). Also looking for off-stage volunteers: set building, painting, costuming, choreography, ushers, makeup artists and backstage crew. For questions email Jeremy Wilken, Director, email@example.com Key Largo Lions Club, MM 99. 4, oceanside (behind Capital Bank). thekeyplayers.org