THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 thru WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.
Key West Happenings
Gingerbread Square Gallery - A Celebration of the Life of Sal Salinero, 5 PM
All are invited to join Jeff Birn and Adele Braghieri to celebrate the life of Key West Artist Sal Salinero, in the courtyard at Gingerbread Square Gallery. 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900. gingerbreadsquaregallery.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Writers of essays, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, published and unpublished, are welcome.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
League of Crafty Musicians Presents: Savage Beets, 9 PM
FRIDAY, DEC 25: Chicago's, 610 Greene St.
TUESDAY, DEC 29: Virgillio's, 524 Duval St.
Chris Case on guitar, Joe Pepper on bass, Bubba Lownotes/Joe Pepper and Skipper drums. Ranging from reggae, calypso, blues, rock, and soca classics, the smiling music spontaneity of this adventurous jam band, is unequaled.
Jazz in the Gardens: Skipper Kripitz, Denis Hyland and Lazlo Pillar Jazz Trio, 5 PM
Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661.
Southernmost Magnolia, 6 PM
The Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of Cajun, Country and Bluegrass music. B.O.'s Fish Wagon, 801 Caroline St.
SAT, MON, TUES & WED, DEC 26, 28, 29, 30
Key West Theater - Silence! The Musical, 8 PM
A musical paraody based on the Academy Award-winning film Silence of the Lambs. J.B. McLendon as Hannibal, Alexandra Zeto as Clarice, Michael Aaglan as Poppa Starling, Chad Newman as Catherine, Pony Charvet as Buffalo Bill, Kelly Jane as a Lamb.
Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. keywesttheater.events.com
TUESDAYS-SATURDAYS (thru 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
TUESDAYS-SATURDAYS (thru January 9)
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 310 Wall St. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org
Dave Feder's Jazz Trio, 6 PM
Smuggler's Cove Resort and Marina, 85500 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada, bayside. 305-664-5564
-Libby York, Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St. libbyyork.com
-Nightly Entertainment at Tavern N' Town, 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.
-Larry Smith's Afternoon Delights, Mon-Fri 4 p.m. Chicago's, 610 Greene St. larrysmithkeywest.com
-In the Cabaret and Jazz in the Gardens, Wed-Sun 5 p.m. The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St.
-Libby York, Wednesdays 8 p.m. Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St.
-Bobby Nesbitt and Skipper Kripitz, Showtunes on the Beach, Thursdays 4:30 p.m. Salute, 1000 Atlantic Blvd.
-Dave Feder, Thursdays, 9 p.m. oo-tray Restaurant, 80939 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. 305-922-2027.
-Southernmost Magnolia, Thursdays 6 p.m. B.O.'s Fish Wagon, 801 Caroline St.
-Rock Solomon and Tim McAlpine, Fridays, 3 p.m. Patio Bar, 525 United St. 305-292-1450.
-Steve Gibson on the Mandolin, Fridays 6 p.m. Salute, 1000 Atlantic Blvd.
-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.
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 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.