Jun 102016
 
South Florida Symphony Orchestra - Chamber Series: Excelsa Quartet, Friday June 10, 7:30 PM Schubert: String Trio in B flat Major, D. 581; Barber: Adagio for Strings. The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. southfloridasymphony.org or tskw.org

South Florida Symphony Orchestra – Chamber Series: Excelsa Quartet, Friday June 10, 7:30 PM
Schubert: String Trio in B flat Major, D. 581; Barber: Adagio for Strings. The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. southfloridasymphony.org or tskw.org

Thursday, June 9 thru Wednesday, June 15
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.

Key West Happenings
FESTIVALS/FUNDRAISERS
Thru Sunday
Meet Me In The Keys 2016 Fundraiser 9th Annual for KOA Care Camp
Full week of fun and fundraising with some of the Best Trop Rock performers playing at multiple venues in Key West. KOA Care Camp is a camp for kids with cancer. More information at SouthernMostCoconutCastaways.com

Friday-Sunday
Mystery Writers Key West Fest 3rd Annual
From South Florida’s favorite story-tellers to writers of international renown, this is a meet-and-greet where authors can and readers can immerse in fascinating panels where the writers explain how and why they do it. This year’s keynote speaker is New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum, along with a criminally stellar hit-list of award-winning and bestselling crime fiction authors and true-crime experts. Headquartered at Double Tree – Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. mysterywriterskeywestfest.com

KIDS SUMMER CAMP / CLASSES
Register Now:
-Pottery By Grace: Summer Pottery Camps (ages 7-11), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. More information and to register rubiesandclay.com or 305-923-6199.

-Camp Bravo! Summer Musical Theatre Camp – Act, Sing, Dance! Also learn about costume and set design in a working professional theater. Children ages 7-14 from June 13 – July 8, weekdays from 12p-5p. The musical this year is “Lion King Jr”, directed by Robin Kaplan, Penny Leto and Lauren Thompson. For more info go to KeysCommunitySchooloftheArts.org

-Key West Art & Historical Society’s ArtCamp! – Children ages 5-12. 9 week series beginning June 13 through August 12. Each themed week features auxiliary activities and excursions, including field trips to local museums, nearby beaches and gardens. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Detailed descriptions of the various sessions and registration information can be found at KWAHS.ORG/LEARN or by calling Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115.

LITERARY
Saturday
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

MUSEUMS, HISTORY and NATURE
Wednesday
Marine Life at Library – Talks: The Story of the Bottlenose Dolphin, 11 AM
This talk also includes marine life touch tanks to educate and fascinate the audience. Free and open to all ages. Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. 305-292-3595. keyslibraries.org

Thru Labor Day
Blue Star Museums Program – Free Admission for Active Military Personnel/Family
Thru Labor Day. Museums include: The Custom House, The Key West Lighthouse and Museum, Fort East Martello, Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, The History of Diving Museum. arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums

MUSIC
Thursday
Two of Cups Trio, 8 PM
featuring vocalist Claire Caplan, Ben Osborne on guitar and Skipper Kripitz on drums. Featuring Jazz inspirations of Ella, Billie, Carmen, Sarah, Nina etc. The Porch, Caroline St.

Friday
South Florida Symphony Orchestra – Chamber Series: Excelsa Quartet, 7:30 PM
Schubert: String Trio in B flat Major, D. 581; Barber: Adagio for Strings. The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. southfloridasymphony.org or tskw.org

Friday/Saturday
Debra Dean Trio, 9 PM
Debra Dean joined by husband Pat Lawler, on guitar and piano and Skipper Kripitz on drums; arrangement of swing and bossa standards along with some jazzy blues and dance pop. Little Room, 821 Duval St.

Middle Keys Happenings
LITERARY
Wednesday
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

THEATER
Saturday
Marathon Community Theater – tahDance: What a Wonderful World, 8 PM
Dance production featuring dancers from the community and Theater dance classes including Belly Dancing, Bollywood, Tap, Historic, Comedy, Kids and Acro. MM47.5, oceanside behind Plaza Grill. 305-743-0994. marathontheater.org

Upper Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS/EXHIBITIONS
Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial: A Photography Exhibit by Clyde Butcher
Weekly: Thursdays-Sundays (thru August 28), 10 AM
Join renowned black-and-white photographer Clyde Butcher as he shares his adventures and experiences photographing and creating the exhibit Nature’s Places of Spiritual Sanctuary. A book signing will follow the presentation. Keys History and Discovery Center, MM 82, on the property of the Islander Resort. 305-922-2237. keysdiscovery.com

FESTIVALS/FUNDRAISERS
Friday-Sunday
History of Diving Museum: Silver Bar Splash 2016
Celebrating the Father of Modern Treasure Diving: Art “Silver Bar” McKee. Kicking off with game night at the Museum, a diver’s meeting and treasure dive on Saturday; and a family scavenger hunt day on Sunday. 82990 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. 305-664-9737, divingmuseum.org

LECTURES
Wednesday
Immerse Yourself! Seminar Series: Diving in the 50’s, 7 PM
Rick Ford, Dive a Mark V. The History of Diving Museum, 82990 Overseas Hwy., MM 83, Islamorada. 305-664-9737. divingmuseum.org

ONGOING
ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS
-Mango Madness and Member Salon, The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org

-Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968 and Yesterday’s Kids: Reflection by 1st Lieutenant Glenn Hoover. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. InnocentSoulsVietnam.org

-Key West Art Garden at The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, 5210 College Rd. kwbgs.org

-Stanley Papio: Junkyard Rebel New Permanent Exhibit at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.

-In Deep With Diatoms Exhibit, Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 East Quay Rd. tropicalbotanicartists.com

-Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial: A Photography Exhibit by Clyde Butcher, Keys History and Discovery Center, MM 82, on the property of the Islander Resort. keysdiscovery.com

-Displacement, Jill Caldwell Exhibition, Salt Gallery, 830 Fleming St. jillcaldwell.com

-Bart and Diane Vinsh, Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Big Pine Key, atistsinparadise.com

-BJ Royster Creating New Works, Mondays, BJ Royster Ocean Gallery, 81650 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. bjroyster.com

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
– Life Drawing Workshops with Annamarie Giordano, Thursdays, 11 AM. Weekly 3-hour long class. Models wanted. Private Home – 325 Catharine St, Key West. RSVP 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.

DANCE
-Tuesdays: Learn to Dance the Waltz, 7:30 PM, Dance Factory, 906-C Kennedy Dr. 305-304-8184. dancefactorykeywest.com

-Tuesdays: Key West Country Western Dancers, 7:45 PM
Dancers get together for dancing Texas 2-step, swing, waltz, cha cha NC2 & more. Free line dance lessons with Marvin. Blue Room at BottleCap, 1128 Simonton St. 724-333-4137.

-Wednesdays/Fridays: Salsa Dance Lessons with Lucy and Charlie, 7 PM and 8 PM, Beginner/refresher class. No partner needed and we love newbies. Paradise Health and Fitness Dance Studio, 1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-6348. Lucy@DanceKeyWest.com

-Theo and Ganine’s Dance Center: World-class instructors-Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons, American and International styles, wedding dance, swing, salsa. Beginner’s welcome, no partner required. 5800 Overseas Hwy, Suite 40, Marathon. 305-766-3428. KeysDanceCenter.com

-Coffee Mill Dance and Yoga Studio Classes: Ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, latin, belly dance and African dance. 605-A Simonton St. 305-296-9982. coffeemilldance.com

-Dance Factory Classes: Ballroom and Latin Dance classes, Ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and creative movement for children and adults. 906 Kennedy Dr. 305-296-5015. dancefactorykeywest.com

MUSIC
-Tuesday League of Crafty Musicians, 9 PM, Virgillio’s, 524 Duval St., Key West. 305-296-1075.

-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.

-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.

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