THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 thru WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.
Key West Happenings
Anne McKee Fine Art Gala and Auction, 7 PM
The work of 60 Florida Keys artists ranging from renowned masters to emerging talents. Attendees can bid on original paintings, sculptures photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more. Doors open at 6 p.m. Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. mckeefund.org
FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
Thru Sunday, January 31
Key West Food and Wine Festival – Various events and venues in Key West. kwfwf.com
Key West Artisan Market: Culinary and Wine Market, 10 AM
Art, Food, Wine and Craft Beer, Shopping and Entertainment. Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton St.
Master Chefs Classic 22nd Annual, 4 PM
Lower Keys finest Chefs vie for first, second, third place for their appetizer, entrée or dessert. Benefits Marc House. Westin Resort and Marina, 245 Front St. Tickets 305-295-7676 or keystix.com
Opera Live From the Met: Turandot, Puccini, 1 PM
Regal Cinema, 3338 N Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-7211.
Sunday: From the Garrick Theatre in London: The Winter’s Tale, 6:30 PM
Monday: Classic Movie Series: The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973), 6:30 PM
Tuesday: Der Fliegende Hollander, Zurich Opera House, 1:30 PM
416 Eaton St. tropiccinema.com
Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series: Robert Richardson and Lincoln Perry, 6 PM
Robert Richardson has written definitive biographies of Emerson and Thoreau. Lincoln Perry is a nationally renowned painter and sculptor. Free admission. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Free Lecture Series: The Silver Bars of the Treasure Galleon Atocha, 6:30 PM
An examination of the silver treasure bars and what it reveals about the history and economy of the Spanish empire and the operation of the Atocha. 200 Greene St. 305-294-2633. melfishermuseum.org
Cafe con Libros, 9:30 AM
Thursday: London Author of The Bachelors of Shell Cove Series, 9:30 AM
Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. keyslibraries.org
Johnnyswim, 8 PM
Jonny P is a soul artist with a sound reminiscent of the greats of Motown, Jonny is poised to carve his modern Soul mark in the landscape of R and B. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com
Kim Gordon: One Hot Night, 8 PM
Back with an all new cabaret and band: musicians extraordinaire Larry Smith, Joe Dallas, Tim Mayer and Dave Parker. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. 305-296-1520. keystix.com
The Sunday Ramble: Key West Blues Legends, 8 PM
Featured singer-songwriters Paul Cotton, Cory Heydon, CW Colt, Clint Bullard, Chad Burtch and the Rambler Band. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com
The Living Room Series – Concert -“High Hopes, The Kennedy Years” with Bobby Nesbitt and Carmen Rodriguez, 8 PM
The Truman Little White House, 111 Front St. 305-294-9911. trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
Be Careful, The Sharks Will Eat You! Performance, 8 PM
A one man show presented by masterful performer Jay Alvarez, the story relates a family’s perilous escape from Cuba, told from the perspective of a young boy. The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
Fringe Theater Key West: Blithe Spirit, 8 PM
“Women, can’t live without them, can’t escape them after they die” says Charles Condomine, a popular novelist who invites the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati, to his home to conduct a séance. Written by Noel Coward. St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 401 Duval located behind the church. fringetheater.org
Red Barn Theatre – Scott and Hem, 8 PM
by Mark St. Germain. In this fictional but probable meeting between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, the two legends literally and figuratively come to blows. Scott is holed up in a Hollywood hotel where he is hopefully writing more than he is drinking when Hem walks in for a visit. 319 Duval St. redbarntheatre.com Mondays dark.
Jan 29-Feb 13
Waterfront Playhouse – Mothers and Sons, 8 PM
A funny and powerful portrayal of a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son or their own. Jan 28-Feb 13. 310 Wall St. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org
Middle Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Artists in Paradise Gallery:
Monday – Artist Demonstration with Rick Worth, 7 PM
Daily – Valerie Fecher, Featured Artist of the Month
Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Big Pine Key, MM 30. 305-872-1828. artistsinparadise.com
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
Thursdays-Saturdays, thru February 6
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, 8 PM
Marathon Community Theatre, Overseas Hwy., MM 47.5, oceanside (behind Plaza Grill). 305-743-0994. marathontheater.org
Upper Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
The Connections Project 2016: Mosaic Grand Opening Reception, 5:30 PM
A Mosaic of the Keys – 400 original 6×6 canvases unveiled. Murray Nelson Gov’t Center, Key Largo, MM 102.5 basyside. 305-295-4369. keysarts.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
-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
-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.
-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
-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.
-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.
-Showtunes on the Beach with Bobby Nesbitt and Skipper Kripitz, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., Salute, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. 305-292-1117.
-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.