Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.
Upper Keys Happenings
ARTIST RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
The Connections Project III: A Mosaic of the Keys Opening Reception, 5:30 PM
Nelson Gov’t Center, Key Largo, MM 102.5, bayside. 305-295-4369. keysarts.com
Art Guild of the Purple Isles Meeting, 10 AM
Elks Lodge, Tavernier, MM 92.6, Bayside. 305-451-2726. artguildofthepurpleisles.com Renown local artist, Kathleen Denis will demonstrate her techniques.
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
Tuesdays at Crane Point Paint Outs, 10 AM
Florida Keys Watercolor Society, 609-231-7045. fkwcs.com Thru March 31.
Pops in the Park – That’s Entertainment, 4 PM
Nelson Government and Cultural Center Park, MM 102, Bayside. keyscommunityconcertband.org
Florida Keys Concerts: Alexander String Quartet, 7:30 PM
Island Community Church, Islamorada, MM 83.3. 305-451-0665. floridakeysconcerts.com
Thursdays-Saturdays thru February 14
Nunsense Jamboree, a Musical Country Western, 8 PM
The Key Players at Nelson Government and Cultural Center, Key Largo. MM 102. 453-0997. thekeyplayers.org
Sister Mary Amnesia recalled that she always wanted to be a country singer. Now her dream has been realized as she headlines a show promoting her debut album “I Could’ve Gone to Nashville.”
Middle Keys Happenings
ARTIST RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Lower Keys Area Network Meeting and Make it – Take It w/Andy Thurber, 7 PM
Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Big Pine Key. 872-1828. artistsinparadise.com Artist demo on his painting technique.
Gale Upmal Featured Artist of the Month, 10 AM
Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Big Pine Key. 872-1828. artistsinparadise.com
Theo & Ganine’s Dance Center
Ballroom & Latin Dance Instruction. 5800 Overseas Hwy., Suite 40, Marathon. 766-3428. keysdancecenter.com
American & International styles, wedding dance, swing, salsa. Beginner’s welcome, no partner required.
Keys Writers Meeting, 1 PM
Big Pine Library, 213 Key Deer Blvd. keyslibraries.org
Florida Keys Concerts – Alexander String Quartet, 7:30 PM
Marathon High School, 204 East St. 451-0665. floridakeysconcerts.com
Thursdays-Saturdays, thru January 31
Harvey, 8 PM (Sunday Matinee, 3 PM)
Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Hwy, Oceanside. 743-0994. marathontheater.org
Key West Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
George Salhofer Featured Artist Show, 5 PM
Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com
Mia Tavonatti Opening Reception, 5:30 PM
Cocco and Salem Gallery, 1111 Duval St. 305-292-0072. coccoandsalem.com
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
REGISTER NOW – Piano/keyboard Lessons for Adults w/Nancy 3. Hoffman
FKCC, 5901 College Rd. 305-809-3185 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Class title: Piano Dreams 1; class #CRN 20667.
Salsa (maybe a little Rueda too) Dance Class, 7 PM
Swing Dance Course, 8 PM
Paradise Health and Fitness Dance Studio, 1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-6348. Lucy@DanceKeyWest.com
FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
Key West Artisan Market, 10 AM
The Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton St. 294-7994. Art, Food, Wine and Craft Beer, Shopping and Entertainment.
Aqua Idol, 6:30 PM
Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. 294-5505. aquakeywest.com Benefiting Waterfront Playhouse.
Friends of the Key West Library Free Lecture Series: Phyllis Rose, 6 PM
St. Paul’s, 401 Duval St. friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org
Mel Fisher Free Lecture Series: The Search for the Atocha in Pictures, 6:30 PM
Mel Fisher Museum Courtyard, 200 Greene St. 305-294-2633. mfmm.org
Key West Poetry Guild Meeting, 7 PM
Andy’s Cabana, 308 Petronia St. 293-0902.
Cafe con Libros – Guest Lecturer: Elisa Segrave, 10 AM
Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. 305-292-3595. keyslibraries.org
Bobby Nesbitt and Skipper Kripitz, Showtunes on the Beach, 4 PM
Salute, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. 305-292-1117.
Southernmost Magnolia, 6 PM
B. O. ‘s Fish Wagon, Caroline and William Streets. Cajun, country and bluegrass music led by singer/guitarist Maggie Moniz, Steve Gibson on mandolin and Cindy Jefferson on bass.
In the Cabaret and Jazz in the Gardens, 5 PM
The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 294-2661. gardenshotel.com John Benson, Michael Robinson, Will Johnson at the Piano; Sunday: Michigan Jazz vocalist Mary Rademacher, Geoff Lowe, skippo.
Nightly Entertainment – Tavern N’ Town, 5 PM
Marriot Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 296-8100. On piano and vocals: Thurs – Carmen Rodriguez, Fri – Michael Thomas, Sat – Bobby Nesbitt, Sun – Rob DiStasi.
Libby York and Bobby Nesbitt, 6 PM
Shrimp Road Grill, Stock Island Marina, 7009 Shrimp Rd.
Love Lane Gang, 8:30 PM
McConnell’s Irish Pub and Grill, 900 Duval St. Sundays: Salute, 1000 Atlantic Blvd, 5 p.m.
Impromptu Classical Concert of Key West: Alexander String Quartet, 4 PM
St. Paul’s Church, 410 Duval St. 295-7676. keystix.com
Chris Thomas Trio, 9 PM
La Trat, 524 Duval St. 305-296-1075. Acoustic guitar, keyboards and lead vocals is Chris Thomas, Rhythm section, Skippo and from Chicago, bass powerhouse Geoff Lowe.
Bones and Pie: Original Short Plays by Key West Writers, 8 PM
Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. ontherockkeywest.com Local writers include: Landon Bradbary, Mike Marrero, Jonathan Rhoads and Eric Weinberger, which takes you on a journey through Key West with some stops in New York City and Costa Rica along the way.
Family Show w/Improv Boston, 3 PM
Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. 296-0458. tskw.org Live comedy, improv and music extravaganza.
Clark Gable Slept Here, 8 PM
Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. 296-9911. redbarntheatre.com
Takes place in a swank hotel suite in Los Angeles on the night of the Golden Globe Awards. Featuring Tom Wahl (I Am My Own Wife), George DiBraud, Myra Negron, Mook J, and Matt Hollis Hulsey.