Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar
Thursday, September 8 thru Wednesday, September 14
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.
KEY WEST HAPPENINGS
Key West Musician’s Festival for Sister Season Fund, 2 PM
On the program for the 6th annual festival Key West icons such as, Ericson Holt, Nick Norman, Al Subarsky, Clint Bullard, Liz O’Connor, Black and Skabuddah, Dora Gholson, Greg Gerace, James Whithead, Rolando Rojas, Caribe, Tim M Curtis, L.A. Wood, Ray West, Gina Maserati, Michelle Dravis, Robert Douglas, Michael McLoud, Carl Peachey, Michael Festa, Jersey Slim, Frankendread, Rich McKay, Richie Ciavolino, Woody Jenkins, RG Welles, Happy Dog, Tony Roberts, and Ben Harrison, Tony Baltimore, Bahama Village Social Club and so many more. Adding to the entertainment lineup is the masterful, funny man in a kilt; Will Thompson as emcee. Smokin’ Tuna Saloon is located at 4 Charles St. keywestmusicianfestival.com
MIDDLE KEYS HAPPENINGS
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
Daily through September
Artists in Paradise – BJ Royster, 10 AM
Featured artist of the month. Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Big Pine Key, MM 30. 302-872-1828. artistsinparadise.com
Marathon Community Theater – Open Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season
September 17 & 18: Dance and vocal auditions begin at 9 a.m. both days and script reading auditions begin at 12:30 p.m. both days. March 9-April 8. The musical production, Cabaret, is directed by Ann Hart. Casting includes several men and women with singing and dancing capabilities. www.marathontheater.org 5101 Overseas Highway, 305-743-0408 or 305-743-0994.
UPPER KEYS HAPPENINGS
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District Art Walk, 6 PM
Featuring national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82. Live music. Islamorada. MM 81.5, Islamorada. 305-664-9100. moradaway.org
MUSEUMS, HISTORY & NATURE
Dive Into History
Join the History of Diving Museum as we celebrate the grand re-opening of our Timeline of Diving Exhibit and 10th Anniversary, with special guided tours and evening reception on Saturday. Sunday is devoted to family and children’s events. Full details online at divingmuseum.org
Immerse Yourself! Seminar Series: Founders Choice 10 Year Anniversary, 7 PM
Dr. Sally Bauer. The History of Diving Museum, 82990 Overseas Hwy., MM 83, Islamorada. 305-664-9737. divingmuseum.org
Key Players – Open Auditions: Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical
Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. – Casting at least 3 women and 3 men who can sing. No age limit. Also looking for production crew and a piano player. For more information call Jonelle 305-942-4339. thekeyplayers.org
-Island Light, Rick Worth Exhibit, Salt Island Provisions, 830 Fleming St. saltislandprovisions.com through September.
-Poinciana, Richard Matson exhibit, Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com (show runs through September 8.)
-Custom Made, an exhibition focused on the building’s structure and the federal offices that occupied the space for decades. The Custom House, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org
-Gallery On Green – Summer Salon Show, 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669. galleryongreene.com
-Pencil Me In: The Sketches of Mario Sanchez, The Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. 305-295-6616. kwahs.org
-Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968 and Yesterday’s Kids: Reflection by 1st Lieutenant Glenn Hoover. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. InnocentSoulsVietnam.org
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
-Classical Guitar classes for children and adults throughout the Keys. Learn how to play your favorite songs and read music from a concert professional. Mateo, 305-304-1437.
– 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. [email protected]
-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.
-Tuesdays: Key West Country Western Dancers – 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. [email protected]
-Saturdays: Youth African Dance and Drum Classes (ages 6-16), 4 PM. Coffee Mill Dance Studio, 605 A Simonton St. 305-296-9982. 202-531-9878 or [email protected]
-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
-Mateo, Classical Guitar, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays at Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St. 305-741-7515.
-Virgilio’s Nightly Entertainment, 9:30 PM, 524 Duval St. (rear) 305-296-1075.
– Tavern N’ Town Nightly Entertainment, featuring Michael Thomas, Carmen Rodriguez, Mike Emerson, Bobby Nesbitt and Rob DiStaci. Call for weekly line-up 305-296-8100. Marriot Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
-In the Cabaret, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 5 PM, The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St., Key West.
-Dave Feder, Thursdays, 9 p.m. oo-tray Restaurant, 80939 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. 305-922-2027.