THURSDAY, MARCH 3 thru WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.
Scott Gruppe Artist Reception, 6 PM
Debra Butler Design Studio, 612 Fleming St. debrabutlerdesignstudio.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
FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
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
Key West Outdoor Movies – Free, 7 PM
Visualize Entertainment, Bayview Park, Corner of Jose Marti & Truman Ave.
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.
Tennessee Williams Monday Night Classic Film Series/Film Forum: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, 6 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. twkw.org
SUNDAY: La Sylphide (Opera de Paris), 6:30 PM
416 Eaton St. tropiccinema.com
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
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
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
Key West Poetry Guild Meeting, 7 PM
Featured Guild Poet, Vicki Boguszewski. One Human Family, Unitarian Church, 801 Georgia St. 908-591-5566.
MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
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.
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
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
Melody Cooper, 6 PM
Melody plays an eclectic repertoire of jazz, pop and Latin music. Bistro Sole, 1019 White St. 305-296-4288.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.