THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 thru WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.
Key West Happenings
Crossing the Line by Peter Vey Opening Reception, 5 PM
Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St. galleryongreene.com
Tennessee Williams Legacy Membership Party, 6 PM
Entertainment by Bobby Nesbitt and Carmen Rodriguez. Private Home of Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt, 1207 Whitehead St. twkw.org
FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
51st Annual Old Island Days Art Festival, 10 AM
Over 100 fine artists from across the country exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, and other non-functional fine art.
Corner of Whitehead & Caroline Streets. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com
TUESDAY, MARCH 1-31
Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration
Various Key West times and venues: month long birthday celebration with classic films, forums, theater, painting, poetry and short story contests and more. twkw.org
THURSDAY: A Conversation with Jeffrey Jacobs: The Business With Film Buying for Our Cinema, 6 PM
SUNDAY: The Oscars -Champagne Reception, 6 PM
TUESDAY: La Sylphide (Opera de Paris), 6:30 PM
416 Eaton St. tropiccinema.com
Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series: Hallie Ephron, 6 PM
Suspense writer Ephron will read from her newest novel Night, Night, Sleep Tight. Free admission, seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org
Cafe con Libros
THURSDAY: Carol Tedesco, Author of “Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita, 9:30 AM. Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. keyslibraries.org
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Writers of essays, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, published and unpublished, are welcome.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
Celebrate Black American Poetry, 4 PM
Open to all readers of Black American Poetry. Nelson English Park (Catherine and Thomas Streets by the MLK Community Pool).
South Florida Symphony Orchestra – Masterworks Concert III: One Thousand and One Nights, 7:30 PM
Program: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Elena Urioste, violin Joan Tower: Sequoia
Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd. 305-295-7676. keystix.com
Out of the Closet – Accordions in Paradise, 7:30 PM
Tunes from around the globe: French, Italian, Klezmer, Polkas, pop and rock are all included. Accordionists Randy Becker, Rob DiStasi, Nancy 3. Hoffman, Frank Piku and Dolores Vacca. One Human Family, Unitarian Church, 801 Georgia St. 207-939-0301.
Impromptu Classical Concert – Badke String Quartet, 4 PM
The Badke Quartet is widely recognized as one of Britain’s finest string quartets. Students free. St. Paul’s Church, 401 Duval St. 305-296-1520. keywestimpromptu.org
Masterwork Oratorio Chorale Inaugural Concert, 4 PM
Featuring Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. The Masterwork Oratorio Chorale, conducted by music director Dean Walters, has 26 vocalists, and professional instrumental accompaniment by Jim Cutty on organ, Vincent Zito on piano, Donna DeForrest on flute and Dave Parker on timpani. Free to the public. Donations appreciated. Old Stone Church, 600 Eaton St. Sanctuary. 305-849-1474
The Living Room Series – Concert – “I Like Ike, Songs of the Eisenhower Era”, 8 PM
With Bobby Nesbitt and Carmen Rodriguez. The Truman Little White House, 111 Front St. 305-294-9911. trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
FEBRUARY 25-27, MARCH 3-5
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
FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 12 (TUES-SAT)
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
FEBRUARY 25-28, MARCH 8,9,11-18
Locura, 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
FEBRUARY 28/29, MARCH 6/7
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
MARCH 1-26 (TUES-SAT)
The Producers, Preview Night, 8 PM
A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle. Based on Mel Brooks’ classic film. Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org
Middle Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Artists in Paradise Gallery
SATURDAY: Paradise Quilters Challenge Quilt Show (thru MARCH 11)
DAILY: Paul Shetrompf Featured Artist of the Month, 10AM-6PM
Artists in Paradise Gallery, 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
Florida Keys Concert Association – OC Times, 7:30 PM
OC Times Vocal Quartet is a young and energetic quartet that breathes new life into rock and roll, country music and our favorite swing standards. Special guest appearance by Throwback Barbershop Quartet. Marathon High School, 350 Sombrero Rd. 305-451-0665. floridakeysconcerts.com
Upper Keys Happenings
ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS / RECEPTIONS
DAILY IN MARCH
Art Quilt Exhibition “Florida Architecture”, 9:30 AM
Key Largo Public Library, Tradewinds Plaza, MM 101 (b). 305-451-2396. keyslibraries.org
The Inside Story – Conversations with Keys Authors Series: Bob Rich: Looking Through Water: A Novel, 6 PM
Free and open to the public. Islamorada’s Helen Wadley Branch Library, 81830 Overseas Hwy. 305-852-9886.
MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
Garden Walk 2016: Inspiring Island Gardens, 10 AM
Various locations in the Upper Keys. Self guided tour. Tickets includes a complimentary garden tea party with live music, plant sales, artisans, art show and vendors. Francis Tracy Garden Center, MM 94 (b). tickets at gardenclubupperkeys.org
Florida Keys Concert Association – OC Times, 7:30 PM
OC Times Vocal Quartet is a young and energetic quartet that breathes new life into rock and roll, country music and our favorite swing standards. Special guest appearance by Throwback Barbershop Quartet. Island Community Church, MM 83, bayside. 305-451-0665. floridakeysconcerts.com
FEB 25-28, MAR 3-6
Key Players – “Shrek” the Musical, 7:30 PM (THURS-SAT)
Based on the Dreamworks animated motion picture and the book by Willaim Steig. Produced by Jonelle Kop, Directed by Jeremy Wilken. SUNDAY, 2 PM. Coral Shores High School, Performing Arts Center, 89901 Old Highway, Tavernier. thekeyplayers.org, facebook.com/thekeyplayers
-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.