Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar

The Place Between the Sea and Sky Opening Reception, Friday 6 PM Fran Decker Acrylics & Marc Hacker Ceramics. Frangipani Gallery, 1102A Duval St. 305-296-0440. frangipanigallery.com
The Place Between the Sea and Sky Opening Reception, Friday 6 PM
Fran Decker Acrylics & Marc Hacker Ceramics. Frangipani Gallery, 1102A Duval St. 305-296-0440. frangipanigallery.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 thru WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

Key West Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS/EXHIBITIONS
THURSDAY
Art@830 Local Artists Group Show, 5 PM
830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595. art830.com

Edgar Heap of Birds, Pamela Kostmayer Opening Receptions, 6 PM
The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton S. 305-296-0458. tskw.org

Scott Gruppe Artist Reception, 6 PM
Debra Butler Design Studio, 612 Fleming St. debrabutlerdesignstudio.com

By the Book, Christine Fifer Artist Reception, 6 PM
KEPart Studio – Gallery, 534 Fleming St. 305-890-6991. kepart.com

FRIDAY
Serenity, Mary Jean Connors Artist Reception, 5 PM
Key West Art Center & Gallery, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com

Watercolors by Karen Beauprie, 6 PM
Wine Tasting by Kathy Sage. SoDu Gallery, 1102B Duval St. 305-296-4400. sodugallery.com

The Place Between the Sea and Sky Opening Reception, 6 PM
Fran Decker Acrylics & Marc Hacker Ceramics. Frangipani Gallery, 1102A Duval St. 305-296-0440. frangipanigallery.com

Judith Zabar Retrospective, 5:30 PM
Cocco and Salem Gallery, 1111 Duval St. 305-292-0072. coccoandsalem.com

Bob Perlow, book signing The Warmup Guy, 6 PM
Cork & Stogie, 1218 Duval St. 305-517-6419.

Night & Day Opening Reception, 6 PM
Featured artist Gregory Little, oil painter with palette knife; Also works by Jim Racchi, sculpture and Elizabth Nelson collage artist.
Dog Tired Studio and Gallery, 1011 Whitehead St. dogtiredstudio.net

MONDAY
Gingerbread Square Gallery – Michele Byrne and Christos Calivas Opening Reception, 5:30 PM
Exhibition continues through March 13th. 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900. gingerbreadsquaregallery.com

FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
SUNDAY
Waterfront Playhouse – Beach Party Gala, 7 PM
DJ Jimmy Villegas, Key West Iron Chefs, Open Bar. Tickets online. Ft. Zachary Taylor Historic State Park. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org

THRU 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

FILM
FRIDAY
Key West Outdoor Movies – Free, 7 PM
Visualize Entertainment, Bayview Park, Corner of Jose Marti & Truman Ave.
keywestoutdoormovies.com

SATURDAY
Opera Live From the Met: Manon Lescaut, Puccini, 1 PM
Don Pasquale, L’Elisir d’Amore, The Marriage of Figaro. Regal Cinema, 3338 N Roosevelt Blvd. Details 305-292-1071.

MONDAY
Tennessee Williams Monday Night Classic Film Series/Film Forum: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, 6 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. twkw.org

Tropic Cinema:
SUNDAY: La Sylphide (Opera de Paris), 6:30 PM
416 Eaton St. tropiccinema.com

TUESDAYS
Key West Library Matinees, 3:30 PM
700 Fleming St. 305-292-3595. keyslibraries.org

LECTURES
THURSDAY
Key West Garden Club – Educational Lecture Series: Dr. Chad Husby, 1:30 PM
Garden Primeval. From Fairchild Botanical Gardens. KW Garden Club/ West Martello Tower on Higgs Beach, 1100 Atlantic Ave. keywestgardenclub.com

FRIDAY
The Art of Digital Photography, Lecture by Allen Rokach, 6 PM
Kick-off to workshop Friday-Sunday. KWAHS, The Custom House, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org

MONDAY
Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series: Brewster Chamberlin, 6 PM
Chamberlin has compiled The Hemingway Log: A Chronology of His Life and Times. Free admission. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org

LITERARY
THURSDAY
Cafe con Libros: Joan Jacobs Brumberg, 9:30 AM
Author of Fasting Girls. Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. 305-292-3595. keyslibraries.org

SATURDAY
Friends of the Key West Library Book Sale, 9:30 AM
Mysteries, cookbooks, first editions, bestsellers, children’s books, magazines and more. Key West Library, library Palm Garden, 700 Fleming St. friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org

SUNDAY
Key West Poetry Guild Meeting, 7 PM
Featured Guild Poet, Vicki Boguszewski. One Human Family, Unitarian Church, 801 Georgia St. 908-591-5566.

WEDNESDAY
Book Bites Book Club – Romance novels, 5:30 PM
“The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters. Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. 305-292-3595. keyslibraries.org

MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Wild About Orchids Judged Show, 10 AM
Featured speakers include orchid growers along with our own in house experts. Key West Orchid Society, West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Master Photographer Allen Rokach Workshop: Outside the Lines
Rokach will lead participants through Key West’s most iconic locations using abstract elements of design and interesting light, the creative uses of iPhone and iPad technology, and instructions on the “Rokach effect.” KWAHS, The Custom House, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org

SATURDAY
Key West Garden Club Gardens Tour, 10 AM
West Martello Tower on Higgs Beach, 1100 Atlantic Ave. 410-544-2379. keywestgardenclub.com

Conch Shell Blowing Contest, 10 AM
This family event is free to everyone. Registration 10 a.m. Contest at Noon. Old Island Restoration Foundation. 305-294-9501. oirf.org

MUSIC
THURSDAY
Mindi Abair, 8 PM
Saxophonist/vocalist has made her mark on a broad stretch of the musical landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk and more. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com

FRIDAYs/WEDNESDAYs
Melody Cooper, 6 PM
Melody plays an eclectic repertoire of jazz, pop and Latin music. Bistro Sole, 1019 White St. 305-296-4288.

FRIDAY
Stevie Wonder Tribute – Natural Wonder, 8 PM
Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd. 305-295-7676. keystix.com

FRIDAY
Denis Hyland Quartet, 8:30 PM
Joined by the instrumental trio of Dom Carelli, piano, Joe Dallas, acoustic bass, & skippo on drums. Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St.

SUNDAY
Jazz in the Gardens, 5 PM
Featured band The Crizzbees: Chris Burhard on guitar, Rob DiStaci on vocals/keyboards, Skipper Kripitz on drums and Bubba Lownotes on bass. The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661.

Here Come the Mummies, 8 PM
Nashville favorites Here Come the Mummies bring their original undead funk from beyond the grave. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. thekeywesttheater.com

SUNDAY/MONDAY
The Living Room Series – Concert – “High Hopes, The Kennedy Years”, 8 PM
Bobby Nesbitt and Carmen Rodriguez. The Truman Little White House, 111 Front St. 305-294-9911. trumanlittlewhitehouse.com

MONDAY
That’s Entertainment, Five!, 8 PM
A Randy Roberts Production. Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd. 305-295-7676. keystix.com

TUESDAY League of Crafty Musicians with Savage Beets, 9 PM
Chris Case on guitar, Bubba Lownotes on bass and Skippo on drums. Ranging from reggae, calypso, blues, rock and soca classics.
Virgillio’s, 524 Duval St. 305-296-1075.

THEATER
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

TUES-SAT, THRU MARCH 12
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

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

TUES-SAT, THRU MARCH 26
The Producers, 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
THURSDAY: Paradise Quilters Awards Meeting, 6 PM (thru MARCH 11)
MONDAY: Sunshine Rug Hookers Demonstration, 7 PM
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

SUNDAY
Florida Keys Watercolor Society Presents their 34th Annual Judged Exhibition’s – Opening Reception, 5 PM
View Exhibit each THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 11-4 from March 10th thru April 2nd and before curtain and during intermissions of MCT Musical. Gallery of the Marathon Community Theater, MM 47.5 (o) 305-731-3046.

SATURDAY
Marathon Garden Club – Annual House & Garden Tour, 10 AM
Tickets available at the garden club and Marathon Chamber of Commerce. WEDNESDAY: Board Meeting. 5270 Overseas Highway, MM 50 (b). 305-743-4971. marathongardenclub.org

Upper Keys Happenings
ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS / RECEPTIONS
THURSDAY
Art Guild of the Purple Isles Meeting, 9:30 AM
The Elks Lodge, MM 92. 6 Bayside, Tavernier. 305-451-2726. artguildofthepurpleisles.com

The Connections Project 2016: Islamorada Mosaic Opening Reception, 5:30 PM
A Mosaic of the Keys – 400 original 6×6 canvases unveiled. The Gallery at Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty, Islamorada, MM 81.8 (b). 305-295-4369. keysarts.com

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

FILM
WEDNESDAYs
Florida Keys History & Discovery – Mid Week Matinee, 2 PM
Keys History & Discovery Center, Islander Resort, MM 82 (o), Islamorada. 305-922-2237. keysdiscovery.com

LITERARY
THURSDAY
The Inside Story – Conversations with Keys Authors Series:, 6 PM
Free and open to the public. Islamorada’s Helen Wadley Branch Library, 81830 Overseas Hwy. 305-852-9886.

MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
SATURDAY
Matecumbe Historical Trust-Historical Trolley Tours – “29 Points of Interest”, 10 AM
guided trolley tours with 29 Points of Interest throughout Islamorada SATURDAY, starting at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 pm starting from the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway. Space limited. Advance reservations suggested. 305-393-0940.

Coral Restoration Foundation 4th Annual Gala
Islander Resort, Islamorada, MM 82. 305-453-7030. coralrestoration.org

MUSIC
SUNDAY
Sounds of Italy, 7 PM
Concert/opera performed by Joanne Martinex Von Gonten, soprano, Lievens Castill, tenor and Sergio Puig, piano.
St. Cocktail hour 6 p.m. Tickets available at: Postnet (Islamorada) and St. Justin’s (Key Largo) Justin Martyr Catholic Church, MM 105.5, Key Largo.

THEATER
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

ONGOING
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.

-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.

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