THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 thru WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.
Key West Happenings
Harrison Gallery 30th Anniversary Celebration, 6 PM
Featuring new work by Helen. 825 White St. harrison-gallery.com
Walk on White Open Studios, 6 PM
Exhibitions by TSKW Artists in Residence and Artists at the Armory. The Residency Cottages at 607 Ashe St and The Historic Armory, 600 White St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
Rosalind Brackenbury’s Novel Release Celebration, 6 PM
Key West Poet Laureate Rosalind Brackenbury celebrates the release of her newest novel The Third Swimmer. The soiree will include a brief reading and reception and the artwork of Kimberly Narenkivicius. Salt Island Provisions, 830 Fleming St. 305-896-2980. RosalindBrackenbury.com
FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
Florida Keys Community College – Mud-Pi Dinner, 6 PM
Buffet dinner in a keepsake MUD-PI ceramic bowl LIVE Entertainment by the Marty Stonely Band All Proceeds Benefit FKCC’s Mud-Pi Student Club. FKCC, 5901 College Rd. keystix.com
Key West Artisan Market: Upcycle/Recycle, 10 AM
Local artisans include fresh produce, culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists and crafters, Local Author’s Nook, beer, wine and food. Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton St. facebook.com/KeyWestArtisanMarket
Whisky Galore, 6 PM
The 1949 film is a lighthearted and exaggerated and is based on a true story of Scottish islanders who attempt to plunder many thousands of cases of whiskey from a stranded ship during a whiskey drought brought on by World War II rationing.
Key West Art and Historical Society, The Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org
Key West Outdoor Movies – Free, 7 PM
PG13 Family fun movies. Bayview Park, Corner of Jose Marti & Truman Ave. keywestoutdoormovies.com
Sunday: Helen Mirren: The Audience, 1:30 PM (Captured live in London in 203, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren.)
Monday: Black History Month Series: Good Hair (2011), 6:30 PM
416 Eaton St. tropiccinema.com
Florida Keys Community College VIP Series: Conversations with Ben Vareen, 7 PM
The lecture circuit has become an integral part of Ben’s career; his topics will include Black History and his personal journey.
5901 College Rd. 305-295-7676. keystix.com
Cafe con Libros
Thursday – Cafe con Libros: Ralph DePalma, Author of “The Soul of Key West”, 9:30 AM
Tuesday – Tom Corcoran, Author of the Alex Rutledge Mystery Series, 9:30 AM
Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. keyslibraries.org
Showtunes on the Beach, 4:30 PM
Bobby Nesbitt and Skipper Kripitz. Salute! 1000 Atlantic Blvd. 305-292-1117.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band with Caffeine Carl, 8 PM
American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. Caffeine Carl opens the show. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com
Tim Reynolds and TR3, 8 PM
Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com
February 18-20, 25-27
Fringe Theater Key West: The Lion in Winter, 8 PM
A dynastic chess game by James Goldman. In 1183, King Henry II summons his treacherous crown-seeking sons to choose a successor. St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary, 401 Duval St. 305-407-6790. fringetheater.org
Feb 18-20, 23-27
Buyer and Cellar, 8 PM
Nick Cearley of “The Skivvies” stars in this imagined tale of an out-of-work actor that gets hired by Barbra Streisand to be the clerk in her Malibu estate’s basement arcade where only Babs herself is the buyer. Tues-Sat thru Mar 12th. Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. (rear) 305-296-9911. redbarntheatre.com
Feb 18, 19, 21, 23, 25-28
Locura, Opening Night, 8 PM
An original play by Key West playwright Michael Marrero set in and around Key West in the early 1980s.
Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. keywesttheater.com
Feb 21, 22, 28, 29
Red Barn Theatre: Conchs, Cowboys and Tales of Old Key West, 8 PM
Our most popular musical group, featuring John Wells, Gary McDonald, Paul Cotton, Tom Murtha, George Halloran and special guest. 319 Duval St. (rear)305-296-9911. redbarntheatre.com
Middle Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Artists in Paradise Gallery:
Friday: Judged Show and Awards Nite, 6 PM
Daily: Carol Cox Exhibit and Valerie Fecher, Featured Artist of the Month
Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Big Pine Key, MM 30. 305-872-1828. artistsinparadise.com
Florida Keys Concert Association – Miami String Quartet, 7:30 PM
Marathon High School, 350 Sombrero Rd. 305-451-0665. floridakeysconcerts.com
Marathon Community Theater – Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, a Gallery Reading, 8 PM
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit form Corie’s loopy mother and deceide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong does. MM47.5, (O) behind Plaza Grill. 305-743-0994. marathontheater.org
Upper Keys Happenings
ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS / RECEPTIONS
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District Art Walk, 6 PM
A monthly outdoor event featuring art, food, drink and music. Galleries include: Redbone Gallery, Gallery Morada, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery and Morada Way Clay. MM 81.5, Islamorada. 305-664-9100. moradaway.org
How One Movie Hooked Jimmy Buffet on the Everglades and the Florida Keys, 5 PM
Floriday Keys History & Discovery Center, MM 82, located at the3 Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost. 305-922-2237. keysdiscovery.com
The Inside Story: Conversations with Keys Authors Series: Kathleen Denis, Painting Paradise, 6 PM
Focuses on a notable Keys author each Thursday evening through March. Free and open to the public. Islamorada’s Helen Wadley Branch Library, 81830 Overseas Hwy. 305-852-9886.
MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
Keys History and Discovery Center – February Free for Locals, 10 AM
Free admission for Monroe County residents. Islander Resort, MM 82, Islamorada. 305-922-2237. keysdiscovery.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.