Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 thru WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

Key West Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS/EXHIBITIONS
Friday
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 and Salem, Island Arts, Key West Pottery, Cork and Stogie, Millionaire Gallery, Dog Tired Studio and Gallery and Rock House Gallery.

SoDu Gallery 10th Anniversary Celebration, 6 PM
Celebrate the New Year and the opening of a new season of art. Live music by Mary Spear and Jason Shore. 1102B Duval St. 305-296-4400. sodugallery.com

David Scott Meier Mixed Media and Sandy Sun Ceramics Opening Reception, 6 PM
Frangipani Gallery, 1102A Duval St. frangipanigallery.com

Inside Opened, Works by Monica Loncola, 6 PM
Featuring her Cuban Cigar boxes and nautical themed paintings. Dog Tired Studio & Gallery, 1011 Whitehead St. dogtiredstudio.net

FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
Sunday-Sunday, January 3-10
Key West Tibetan Festival – Sacred Art Tour 2016
Eight Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery visits as part of their national tour. Various events include creating a Sand Mandala of Compassion. See website for scheduled events. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. info@keywesttaramandala.org

FILM
Friday
Key West Outdoor Family Movie Series: The Little Rascals, 7:30 PM
Free. Bayview Park, Corner of Jose Marti and Truman Ave. keywestoutdoormovies.com

LITERARY
Sunday
Key West Poetry Guild Meeting, 7 PM
Open to all interested. Blue Heaven (upstairs), 729 Thomas St. 908-591-5566.

MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
Sunday
Locals Free Sunday at the Key West Botanical Garden, 10 AM
Experience the biodiversity of plant and animal life and how the Garden functions as a sanctuary for an endangered ecosystem. 5210 College Rd. 296-1504. keywestbotanicalgarden.org

MUSIC
Thursday-Sunday
Cabaret and Jazz in the Gardens, 5 PM
Thurs: John Benson, Fri: Michael Robinson, Sat: Jimmy Olson, Sun: Mike Emerson. The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661.

Friday
Live Jazz with Rock Solomon, 4 PM
Free admission and all ages. Patio Pool Bar, 525 United St. 305-292-1450. rocksolomon.com

Saturday
JJ Grey and Mofro, 7 PM
Featuring the bands 9th album “Ol’ Glory”, soulful blend of blues, rock, folk, funk, gospel and r&b.
KWAHS, Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. kwahs@kwahs.org

Tuesday
League of Crafty Musicians Presents: The Chris Thomas Trio, 9 PM
Chris Thomas on acoustic guitar, keyboards and lead vocals, Skippo on drums and Bubba Lownotes on Fender bass. Virgillio’s, 524 Duval St. 305-296-1075.

THEATER
Thursday
Key West Burlesque – New Years on The Pier, 8 PM
Featuring Key West Burlesque dancers and special guest performers from around the country. Sunset Pier, O Duval St., Ocean Key House. Tickets, keystix.comkeywestburlesque.com

TUESDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 5-9
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. thekeywesttheater.com

TUESDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 5-9
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

TUESDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 5-9
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

Middle Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Daily in January
VeEtta Baldwin, Featured Artist of the Month; Window Exhibit by Gabrielle Wilson and Nancy Henning, 10 AM to 6 PM
Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Big Pine Key, MM 30. 305-872-1828. artistsinparadise.com

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

Upper Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Mondays-Fridays, thru March 15
Painting Paradise, Kathleen Denis Exhibit, 9 AM to 5 PM
Works of art capturing the intense colors of the Florida Keys. The Gallery at Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty, 81888 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada.

FILM
Wednesday
Florida Keys History & Discovery Center – Mid Week Matinee, 2 PM
Featured movies have been made in/about the Keys, and will include a brief historical introduction. Located on the property of the Islander Resort, MM 82 oceanside, Islamorada. 305-922-2237. keysdiscovery.com

ONGOING
ARTIST EXHIBITS
-Holiday Treasures: Linda Rieke and Captain Don Simonini, Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St., Key West. Thru Jan. 2nd
-Members Show – Changing Tides Exhibition, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369. keysarts.com
-Rodger Stuart Davis, Under Construction Exhibit, The Studios of Key West. 305-296-0458. tskw.org Thru Jan. 2nd

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.

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.

MUSIC
-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.
-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.

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