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Waterfront Playhouse - Casa Valentina, 8 PM Based on true life events, Casa is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of a group of heterosexual men in 1962 who escaped the summer heat and stifling conformity of their lives to visit a bungalow colony in the Catskills to indulge in their favorite pastime - dressing and acting as women. Weekly performances THURSDAYs-SUNDAYs, December 17-January 9. 310 Wall St. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org

Waterfront Playhouse – Casa Valentina, 8 PM
Based on true life events, Casa is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of a group of heterosexual men in 1962 who escaped the summer heat and stifling conformity of their lives to visit a bungalow colony in the Catskills to indulge in their favorite pastime – dressing and acting as women. Weekly performances THURSDAYs-SUNDAYs, December 17-January 9. 310 Wall St. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 thru WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

Key West Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS/EXHIBITIONS
THURSDAY
Rodger Stuart Davis, Under Construction Opening, 6 PM
Exhibition documents the transformation of the historic Masonic Temple at 533 Eaton St into The Studios of Key West 21st century art center. Exhibit thru January 2nd. The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org

FRIDAY
Rob O’Neal: Islands in the (Gulf) Stream, 5:30 PM
Key West Citizen Photographer since 1997, presents over 30 images of Key West and Cuba, revealing both the similarities and the differences of the two islands. The Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org

SATURDAY
Kids Elf Artwork Reception in the Tropic Gallery, 10 AM
The exhibit contains 20 pieces by Key West Montessori Charter’s Early Secondary class. The students are between 12-14 years old and are in 7th and 8th grade. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema.com

FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
SATURDAY
Welcome Back!, 6 PM
Waterfront Playhouse 76th Anniversary Season Opening Party. Private home. More information/tickets: waterfrontplayhouse.org

SATURDAY
Southernmost Coconut Castaways Holiday Jump Up, 1 PM
Festive food and drink specials, holiday movies and music and collecting for Kids Come First. Also a special visit from Santa.
Pincher’s Crab Shack, 712 Duval St. SouthernMostCoconutCastaways.com

SATURDAY
Schooner Wharf Lighted Boat Parade, 8 PM
202 William St. 305-292-3302. schoonerwharf.com

LECTURES
THURSDAY and SATURDAY
Key West Botanical Garden Speaker Series, 12:30 PM
Improvements Make Learning Fun – Tour with Misha McRae, Executive Director. 5210 College Rd. kwbgs.org/events.asp

THURSDAY
Distinguished Speaker Series – Rob O’Neal, 6 PM
Discusses his photographic exhibit of Cuba and Key West, opening December 11. The Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org

LITERARY
SATURDAY
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

MUSIC
THURSDAY
Dartmouth College Dodecs Acapella Group, 7:30 PM
Meet Dartmouth College’s oldest and finest a cappella group. Champagne reception at 7 p.m. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St.

WEDNESDAY
Libby York, 8 PM
Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St. libbyyork.com

THEATER
THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Fringe Theater Key West: Alice’s Parlor II, 8 PM
Four shimmering plays by Alice Gerstenberg, burgeoning with humor and heart and cast with local luminaries, present stories of love, revenge and hypocrisy in the lives of early 20th century women. Next performance dates Dec. 9-12 at the Historic Rectory of St Paul’s Church, 401 Duval St. 405-407-6790. fringetheater.org

THURSDAY
Key West Theater – The Bone Island Variety Show, 8 PM
Host Landon Bradbary along with some of Key West’s favorite acts offer up sketches, comedy, great music, artist interviews. 512 Eaton St. keywesttheater.events.com

TUESDAYs-SATURDAYs, December 15-January 9
Red Barn Theatre – Fools, 8 PM
This comic fable is set in an idyllic Russian hamlet whose inhabitants have been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years. A young schoolteacher comes to town to save the day and win the girl who has only recently learned how to sit down. 319 Duval St. (rear) 305-296-9911. redbarntheatre.com

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY (preview nights)
Waterfront Playhouse – Casa Valentina, 8 PM
Based on true life events, Casa is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of a group of heterosexual men in 1962 who escaped the summer heat and stifling conformity of their lives to visit a bungalow colony in the Catskills to indulge in their favorite pastime – dressing and acting as women. Weekly performances THURSDAYs-SUNDAYs, December 17-January 9. 310 Wall St. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org

Middle Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS/EXHIBITIONS
SATURDAY
Out of the Blue Holiday Show, 9 AM
29842 Overseas Hwy. 305-872-1828. artistsinparadise.com

FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Grimal Grove Holiday Chocolate Festival
Chocolate making workshops & tastings, educational workshops, kids activities, music & more. 258 Cunningham Ln., Big Pine Key. 305-923-6663. growinghopeinitiative.org

LITERARY
WEDNESDAY
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

THEATER
THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Marathon Community Theater – Forever Plaid, a Musical, 8 PM
Musical revue of the close-harmony guy groups that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. MM 47.5, Oceanside behind Plaza Grill. 305-743-0994. marathontheater.org

Upper Keys Happenings
FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Helmets for Happiness
Celebrate with a kick-off reception FRIDAY night during which attendees will judge local artwork on display. More information and events on website. MM 83 bayside, Upper Matecumbe. 305-664-9737. DivingMuseum.org

SATURDAY
Key Largo Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, 7:30 PM
Blackwater Sound, MM 104. 305-451-4502. keylargoboatparade.com

LITERARY
THURSDAY
Crime Almost Pays – Book Signing, 4 PM
Tom Corcoran will discuss and sign his new book. Hooked on Books, MM 81.9, Islamorada. 305-517-2602. hookedonbooks@bellsouth.net

MUSIC
SATURDAY
Pops in the Park – Jingle Bells Rock, 4 PM
Florida Keys Community Concert Band, Founders Park, MM 87.3 Bayside, Islamorada. 305-853-7294. keyscommunityconcertband.org

ONGOING
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
– Life Drawing Workshops with Annamarie Giordano, THURSDAYs at 11 AM. Weekly 3-hour long class. Models wanted. Florida Keys Community College, 5901 College Rd. 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 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.
-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

DANCE
-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
-On Your Toes Dance Studio. Focused on teaching ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and acrobatics to students aged 3-18.
92451 Overseas Highway, Tavernier. 305-852-3818. oytdancestudio.com
-Salsa and Salsa Rueda too Dance Class, FRIDAYs/WEDNESDAYs, 7 PM/8 PM. All levels, drop in class, no partner needed. Paradise Health and Fitness Dance Studio, 1706 N Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-6348. Lucy@DanceKeyWest.com
-CoffeeMill Dance Studio – Fall Adult Classes check website for full schedule. 916 Pohalski St. 305-296-9982. coffeemilldance.com
-Dance Factory – Social Dancing: Ballroom and Latin, SUNDAYs, 7 PM. No partner needed/singles welcome. 906C Kennedy Dr. 305-304-8184. dancefactorykeywest.com
-Key West Country Western Dancers, TUESDAYs, 7:45 PM. Texas 2-step, swing, waltz, cha cha. Free line dance lessons. Blue Room at BottleCap, 1128 Simonton St. 724-333-4137.

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