Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar
Thursday, May 7 thru Wednesday, May 13
Key West Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
1st Thursdays at The Studios of Key West: Rona Chang, Corryn Leigh Young and Colin Goldberg Opening Reception, 6 PM
533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
Key West High School Fashion Show: A Mid-Summer Nights Dream, 7 PM
2100 Flagler Avenue.
Art Swap, 4 PM
Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com
Membership meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Ralph De Palma Book Signing: The Soul of Key West: Volume 1., 6 PM
Grand Vin, 1107 Duval St. 305-394-7001. The book is about Key West’s music scene and tells the stories of favorite Key West musicians in photos and their own words. Entertainment by Bill Blue.
A Sense of Place – Richard Kemble 1932-2007, Opening Reception and Book Signing, 5:30 PM
Historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. 305-292-1828. keysarts.com
Works include: Intaglio, Woodcuts, Sculptures, Ink on Paper, Collages, Oil Pastels.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Thursdays (May 7-28)
Acrylic Painting Basics with Maggie Ruley, 1 PM
Maggie Ruley, Island Inspirations, 933B Fleming St. 305-305-1014. maggieruley.com
A weekly series of fun and easy painting classes designed to build greater confidence and basic painting skills.
Life Drawing Workshops with Annamarie Giordano, 11 AM
Florida Keys Community College, 5224 College Rd. 609-884-3474 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Studios of Key West – Classes and Workshops: Painting and drawing, writing and reading. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
Fridays – Salsa (maybe a little Rueda too) Dance Class, 7 PM
Paradise Health & Fitness Dance Studio. 305-296-6348. Lucy@DanceKeyWest.com
Key West Country Western Dancers, 6:30 PM
Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St. 724-333-4137.
Bachata Dance Classes, 7:30 PM
Dance Factory, 906C Kennedy Dr. 305-304-8184. dancefactorykeywest.com
FESTIVALS and FUNDRAISERS
Key West Songwriters Festival 20th Annual
Various times and venues. kwswf.com
Monday: Rivers to the Sea, 6:30 PM (In participation with The Custom House Museum exhibit: Following the Fish: Ernest Hemingway.) Tuesday: New York Film Critics Series: Every Secret Thing, 7:30 PM
416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456. tropiccinema.com
Key West Writer’s Guild, 9 AM
Key West by the Sea, 2601 S. Roosevelt Blvd. (Community Room) keywestwritersguild.org
Book Bites – Game of Thrones, Book 4, 5 PM
Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. 305-292-3595. keyslibraries.com
MUSEUMS, HISTORY & NATURE
Marathon Garden Club: Board Meeting, 9 AM
5270 Overseas Hwy, MM50, Bayside. 305-743-4971. marathongardenclub.org
Bobby Nesbitt & Skippo: Showtunes on the Beach, 4:30 PM
Salute! 1000 Atlantic Blvd. 305-292-1117.
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Iron, 8 PM
The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458. tskw.org
Love Lane Gang, 8:30 PM
McConnell’s Irish Pub And Grill, 900 Duval St. email@example.com
Sundays: Salute on the Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. at 5:30 p.m.
Pro-Magnum Trio, 9 PM
Virgilio’s, 524 Duval St. 305-296-1075. With Ross Brown, Gary Rivenson and Skipper Kripitz.
Key West High School Spring Choir Concert, 7 PM
KWHS Auditorium, 2100 Flagler Ave.
The Concordia University of Nebraska Chamber Choir Concert, 7 PM
Grace Lutheran Church, 2713 Flagler Ave. Free.
In the Cabaret and Jazz in the Gardens, 5:30 PM
The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661. gardenshotel.com
Nightly Entertainment – Tavern N’ Town, 5 PM
Marriot Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-8100.
Fringe Theater Key West: Expect the Unexpected, 8 PM
Parish Hall at St. Paul’s, 411 Duval (rear). 305-407-6790. fringetheater.org
Tuesdays-Saturdays thru May 16
Me and Jezebel, 8 PM
Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St. 305-294-5015. waterfrontplayhouse.org
Wednesdays-Saturdays thru May 23
Venus in Fur, 8 PM
Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. 305-296-9911. redbarntheatre.com
Call to Actors:
Fringe Theater Key West
Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 2 – 4pm at the Parish Hall of St Paul’s Church at 401 Duval Street, located behind the church. These shows require – 3 women ages 25-40, 3 women ages 50-60, 2 men ages 19-25, 4 men ages 30-50, 2 men ages 50-60 and one teenaged female. Actors will be asked to read from sides. fringetheater.org
The Waterfront Playhouse – 2015/16 season productions
Dates for auditions: Monday, May 11th, 5 to 7 for Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina; Tuesday, May 12th, 5 to 7:30 for Terrence McNally’s Mother’s and Sons; Sunday, May 17th, 3 to 5 for Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April; Wednesday, May 20th, 5 to 7 for Mel Brooks’ The Producers; Wednesday, May 27th, 5 to 7 for Charles Busch’s Die! Mommy! Die! All auditions will take place at the Waterfront Playhouse. Details of the shows and specifics for the auditions on the website: waterfrontplayhouse.org
Middle Keys Happenings
ARTIST RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Craig Kerns, Transcendent Light Photography Exhibit
The photographs will be on display throughout the running of “The Fox on the Fairway,” Thursdays-Saturdays thru May 23
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
Plein Air Painting Classes in Sugarloaf, 9:30 AM
Jim Salem. 305-744-9880.
Tuesdays at Crane Point Paint Outs, 10 AM
Florida Keys Watercolor Society at Crane Point, Marathon. 609-231-7045. fkwcs.com
The Art Studio in Marathon – Classes and workshops: Pottery, Clay, Glass, Painting, Sculpture and more
12535 Overseas Hwy, Oceanside. 305-289-9013. keysartstudio.com
Theo and Ganine’s Dance Center
Ballroom and Latin Dance Instruction. Marathon. 305-766-3428. keysdancecenter.com
American and International styles, wedding dance, swing, salsa. Beginner’s welcome, no partner required.
Thursdays-Saturdays (thru May 23)
The Fox on the Fairway, 8 PM
Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Hwy., MM 49.5. 305-743-0994. marathontheater.org
Upper Keys Happenings
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS
Mondays-Fridays thru June 30
Pasta Pantaleo, My Life in the Mangroves on Exhibit, 9 AM to 5 PM
The Gallery at Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty, Islamorada. 81.8, Bayside. 305-712-8188. oceansir.com
Daily thru May 31
Nadine Lahti, Audubon Aquanauts Exhibition, 9 AM to 5 PM
Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop & Gallery, MM 82, bayside, Islamorada. 305-664-3571. lobstertrapart.com
Daily thru June 6
Carlos Salgado, Rincones y Espacios (Corners and Spaces) Opening Reception, 6 PM
The Pink House Art Gallery, 264 Tavernier St. 305-304-0069. pinkhouseart.com
MUSEUMS, HISTORY & NATURE
Images of Cuba, 6 PM
Keys History & Discovery Center, Islander Resort, MM 82, Islamorada. 305-922-2237. keysdiscovery.com
Join Florida Keys Photographer Larry Benvenuti as he shares photos and tales from his many humanitarian treks to the island of Cuba. Reservations recommended.
Jazz Concert – Marcus Strickland Trio, 7:30 PM
Nelson Gov’t. & Cultural Center, Key Largo, MM 102.5, bayside. fklcc.org
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays (thru May 16)
Red, White and Tuna (A Comedy), 8 PM
Key Largo Lions Club, MM 99.6, Oceanside. 305-509-0027. thekeyplayers.org
Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.