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Arts & Cultural Events Calendar
Florida Keys Council of the Arts


Thursday, March 9
through Wednesday, March 15

Saturday, 5 PM
Mike Rooney,
Gallery on Greene,
606 Greene St.,
galleryongreene.com
ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS

At The Key West Art Center:

FRIDAY4 PM
Demonstration by Andy Thurber
to kick off Plein Air Weekend 







  SATURDAY5 PM
  Happy Hour Show & Sale. Artwork    
  painted that day will be on exhibit and
  sold! Key West Art Center, 301 Front
  St., 305-294-1241keywestartcenter.com


FRIDAY, 5:30 PM
Connections Project Reception, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Shady Palm Art Gallery, Marathon, 305-295-4369, keysarts.com



FRIDAY 7 PM
$99 Sale, Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, 221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key, MM 30, 302-872-1828, artistsinparadise.com



SATURDAY, 9 AM
Spring Arts & Crafts Show, Out of the Blue Gallery, MM30, Big Pine Key, 305-872-8864, facebook.com/Out-of-the-Blue


SATURDAY, 3 PM
Sip & Shop with ZEN by Karen Moore Jewelry, Uva Wine Bar, 519 Fleming St., Key West, zenbykarenmoore.com


SATURDAY, 5 PM
Mike Rooney Reception, Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St., Key West, 305-294-1669, galleryongreene.com



MONDAY, 5:30 PM
Reception: Gabriella Fiabane, Jane Washburn, Valerie Hardy & Ashley Benton, through March 19,  Gingerbread Square Gallery, 1207 Duval St., Key West, 305-296-8900, gingerbreadsquaregallery.com



 
MONDAY, 7 PM
Wild Gildea Night, Discounted artwork, live music, prizes. Gildea Contemporary Gallery, 522 Southard St., Key West, 305-916-8602, gildea-contempory-gallery











Gabriella Fiabane



MUSIC

THURSDAY, 8:30 PM
Ronnie Spector, the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960s. Little Palm Island, Little Torch Key, keystix.com


SUNDAY, 4 PM
Intersection Trio, an irresistible blend of classical, jazz. Latin, Broadway/film music, new commissions and original compositions. St Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St., Key West, keywestimpromptu.org
 

SUNDAY and MONDAY 8 PM
Bobby Nesbitt & Carmen Rodriguez, "High Hopes - The Songs of the Kennedy Era, Enjoy a musical history lesson putting the events of the era into context with the songs that we loved. Truman Little White House, 111 Front St., Key West, keystix.com







THEATER

THURS, FRI, SAT, 8 pm
Cabaret, Musical runs through April 8, Marathon Community Theatre, 5101 Overseas Hwy, 305-743-0994, marathontheater.org


THURSDAY - WEDNESDAY
(Except Sun. & Mon.), 8 PM
I Do! I Do! Heartwarming musical, Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St., Key West, 305-296-9911,
 


THURSDAY - WEDNESDAY
(except Sun. & Mon), 8 PM
Avenue Q, award-winning musical comedy. Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St., Key West, 305-294-5015, waterfrontplayhouse.org



THURSDAY 8 PM
Jim Breuer: Comedy, Key West Theater Concert Series, Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., thekeywesttheater.com



FRIDAY, SATURDAY, WEDNESDAY, 8 PM
129 Miles from Walmart, New one-act plays. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., 305-985-0433, thekeywesttheater.com


SATURDAY, 8 PM
Twice Told Tales, Produced by Bob Bowersox.  Five short monologues are each paired with a director and delivered twice, by two different actors - with completely different results.The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., 305-296-0458, tskw.org

 
MONDAY, 8 PM
AnnieThe world's best-loved musical returns! Tennessee Williams Theatre , 5901 College Road, Key West, keystix.com

 
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, 7 PM
The Glass Menagerie, Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson. Starring Lisa Elena Monda, Mathias Maloff, Rebecca Gleason, and Arthur Crocker with William Weinstein on violin. Fringe Theater, St. Paul's Parish Hall, 401 Duval St., Key West, 305-731-0581, fringetheater.org
















FESTIVALS & FUNDRAISERS

FRIDAY, 5:30 PM
Full Moon Party at the Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead St., 305-295-6616, 106, kwahs.org




 
SATURDAY, 10 AM, Sunday 11 AM
Marathon Seafood Festival, Marathon Community Park, 200 Ocean 36th St., marathonseafoodfestival.com



 
March 11 - 18
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Outdoor Fest, Guided walks, bike rides, kayak excursions, photography workshops, 'Nature Therapy', and more to let you see the refuges up close and personal! Various times/dates/venues from Big Pine Key to Key Largo, favorfloridakeys.org


SUNDAY, 6 PM
Black Magic Ball, Be enchanted by magicians, fortune tellers, spirits and more! Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St., Key West, 305-296-9911, redbarntheatre.com









DANCE

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 6 - 9 PM
Latin Extravaganza, Salsa & Bachata workshops with Hiram Forestier of Orlando. Class levels for beginners to experience. Private lessons available. No partners necessary, newbies welcome! Paradise Health & Fitness, 1706 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, 305-296-6348, dancekeywest.com

FRIDAY, 8 PM
Ben Pegg & Kyla Piscopink, a night of original music and choreography. The Studios of Key West, 305-296-0458, tskw.org







 
FILM

FRIDAY, 10 AM & SUNDAY, 2 PM
The Making of The Rose Tattoo-
Tennessee Williams Exhibit, Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West, 305-842-1666, 
 
MONDAY 6 PM
The Rose Tattoo, Monday Night Classic Film Series - Tennessee Williams. Exhibit, Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West, tropiccinema.com
 
MONDAY 6 PM
A Street Car Named Desire, Tennessee Williams Monday Night Classic Film Series & Film Forum, Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West, twkw.org
 

TUESDAY, 6:30 PM
Madame Butterfly: Opera in Cinema Series, Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West, 877-761-3456, tropiccinema.com



TUESDAY, 7 PM
Tennessee's Rose, Video of the 2014 theater production. Tennessee Williams Exhibit, 513 Truman Ave., Key West, 305-842-1666, twkw.org

 
WEDNESDAY, 6:30 PM
Things to Come: Cinematheque Series, Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West, 877-761-3456, tropiccinema.com









LITERARY

THURSDAY, 10 AM
Terrance Fiore will present a talk called "The Civil Right Movement in the 1960's: A Personal Perspective." Cafe con Libros Series, Key West Library, 700 Fleming St., keyslibraries.org

SATURDAY, 9 AM
Key West Wri
ter's Guild, Key West by the Sea, 2601 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Community room
 
SATURDAY, 9:30 AM
Marathon Writer's Workshop, Middle Keys Center, Florida Keys Community College, Room 5-204, 900 Sombrero Rd, Marathon, 305-942-1357


MONDAY 6 PM
Diana Abu-Jaber, American author and professor, Friends of the Library Speaker Series, Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., 305 292-1426, friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org
 

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 9:30 AM
4-Day Poetry Workshop, Instructor Flower Conroy, Key West Library Garden, 700 Fleming St., keyslibraries.org

TUESDAY, 10 aM
Tom Hambright, Key West Library's Historian will talk about Hemingway's Key West novel, "To Have and Have Not." Cafe con Libros Series, Key West Library, 700 Fleming St., keyslibraries.org

WEDNESDAY, 1 PM
Keys Writers Meeting, Big Pine Library Conference Room, Winn-Dixie Shopping Plaza, 305-872-3196











LECTURES


THURSDAY, 5:30 PM
Alina Fernandez, daughter of Fidel Castro, The Custom House, 281 Front St., 305-295-6616, kwahs.org
 


SATURDAY, 1:30 PM
Soil Creation & Remediation, Harry Crissy, Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Rd., Key West, 305-296-1504, kwbgs.org

WEDNESDAY, 7 PM
Neemo 21 Mission: Going Undersea to Get to Outer Space, Dr. Dawn Kernogis, The History of Diving Museum, 82990 Overseas Hwy., MM 83, Islamorada, 305-664-9737, divingmuseum.org





MUSEUMS & MORE

MONDAY, 7 PM
Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys Meeting, "Then and Now" presentation given by HPSUK Vice President, Loralea Carrera.  Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping Plaza, MM101.4, 305-852-1620, keyshistory.org



CLASSES & WORKSHOPS




WEDNESDAY, 5 PM
Market Research for Creative Entrepreneurs with Harry Crissy, The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., 305-296-0458, tskw.org






MORE EVENTS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS click here


Opening Reception
in Marathon

Friday, March 10
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Shady Palm Art Gallery,
2888 Overseas Hwy,
MM 48.5Marathon

Make a permanent connection by
donating  now  
Or choose to donate
at any reception. 

One canvas for $35 or three canvases for $100.

Special "Make A Choice" Raffle tickets,
where winner gets
to choose canvas of their choice, will be on sale
at the receptions.

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Upcoming Opening Receptions - 5:30 p.m.

March 24 - Artists in Paradise Gallery - Big Pine 
 April 6 - Royal Furniture - Key West
 May 5 - Closing Reception - Gato Building - Key West

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Watch our Connections Project on Art Loft!
Click Here
$1000 AWARD

Last Call!!

DEADLINE:
MARCH 10

CALL TO ARTISTS
& WRITERS
2018 CULTURE MAGAZINE
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts invites visual artists and writers to submit artwork and articles for this publication, by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Tinsley Advertising and the Cultural Umbrella of the Florida Keys & Key West.

Click here for more information.
FLORIDA KEYS
COUNCIL OF THE ARTS

Save the Date!
2017 Annual Members Meeting

Thursday, March 30
5:30 pm

Private Home,
Shark Key

Invitation to follow.
Attention Monroe County Students!

Paige Raiche Memorial Junior Designer Mother's Day Contest

Design a piece of jewelry for your mother, we will create the winning design!

Please email entries to director@bluemarlinjewelry.com 
or deliver to Blue Marlin Jewelry
before March 20

Blue Marlin Jewelry
81549 Old Highway, Islamorada
305-664-8004
SAVE THE DATE!

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts
Cultural Umbrella Event Funding  Application Workshops
 
Key West*
Monday, April 3
11:00 AM 

Islamorada
Wednesday, April 12
11:00 AM

Details to follow.
Applications available online at
keysarts.com
on March 6.

*Knight Arts Challenge Community Conversation
at noon.

2017 Knight Arts Challenge Grant

The Knight Arts Challenge funds the best ideas for engaging and enriching communities through the arts.

Click here for more information.

Key West Conversation
April 3 at noon

Grant deadline:
April 28, 2017


Click here to register.
Reminder!

Sponsors and Supporters of
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts

 
    

South Florida Cultural Consortium




   Royal Furniture   


Gallery on Greene


   
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