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March 04,  in Key West
Conch Shell Blowing Contest
March 04
An island tradition for over 50 years, this unique contest celebrates the historic importance of conch in the Keys and features contestants in several age categories attempting to make "music" with fluted conch shells. Contest located in the garden of the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street, free and open to all ages. Registration begins at 10 a.m., contest starts at noon.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: oldisland@comcast.net

March 26,  in Islamorada
BayJam 23
March 26
This music and art festival features local and guest artists performing on the shores of Florida Bay at the ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 on U.S. 1. Attendees can savor the sounds from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the hammock-like performance center set against the aqua waters of Florida Bay.
Contact: 305-394-2765
Email: davjazdog@aol.com

March 08 to March 11,  in Key Largo
Jimmy Johnson's National Billfish Championship
March 08 to March 11
Hosted by Jimmy Johnson, two-time Super Bowl winning coach and former head coach at the University of Miami, this prestigious billfish championship benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a South Florida-based cancer-related research, diagnosis and treatment facility. All anglers on the winning boat receive authentic, custom-designed Jimmy Johnson's NBC Championship rings.
Contact: 305-255-3500
Email: info@jjfishweek.com

March 20,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: And the Tony Goes To ...
March 20
The symphony tips their hat to Broadway in an homage to Tony award-winning musicals. Performance at 7:30 p.m., Florida Keys Community College, Tennessee Williams Theatre.

March 02,  in Key West
Key West Garden Club Educational Lecture Series: Sponges, Past, Present and Future
March 02
Educational lectures are open to the public, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Subjects pertain to gardening and environmental topics in the Florida Keys. Refreshments are served at the conclusion of each lecture. This month features Shelly Krueger, Florida Sea Grant Marine Agent with University of Florida.
Contact: Jane Tiedeman 305-923-3820
Email: tiedemanjane@gmail.com

February 17 to March 18,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: 129 Miles from Walmart
February 17 to March 18
Did you know that Key West is about 129 miles away from the nearest Walmart? That is just one of the many reasons life in the Keys is not like anywhere else in the country. This inspired evening of one-acts includes original short plays by some of Key West's best, and celebrates those who are living their lives a bit differently than most.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

March 15 to March 25,  in Florida Keys
Fringe Theater presents: The Glass Menagerie
March 15 to March 25
Tennessee Williams' semi-autobiographical play about a family trapped by love and circumstances. Fierce commitment, stifling expectations, and burgeoning sexuality drive this Pulitzer Prize winning play. Presented in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, produced annually by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit in Key West. Performances at 7 p.m., March 15-18 and 22-25 at Parish Hall behind St Paul's Episcopal Church at 401 Duval Street.
Contact: 305-731-0581

March 07,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Marc Cohn
March 07
Joined by an all-star band, Marc will be performing his Grammy-winning record in its entirety, from start to finish. From the iconic opening track "Walking In Memphis," to the album closer "True Companion," fans will hear a sequence of songs that have surely stood the test of time.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

March 10,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Ben Pegg and Kyla Piscopink
March 10
Local talents Kyla Piscopink and Ben Pegg join forces for a night of original music and choreography. The innovative founder of Dance Key West, Kyla tells stories through a combination of structured movement and improvisation. Ben Pegg's smooth vocals recall the late Jeff Buckley and his virtuosic guitar playing is rightly compared to Michael Hedges and Stanley Jordan.

March 31,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Antilles Music Ensemble
March 31
Seven or eight musicians strong, the Antilles Music Ensemble charts a course through early 20th century Caribbean dance music, with an eye toward the islands, an ear for French Creole rhythms and a scholar's appreciation for the earliest forms of Jazz. We challenge you to stay in your seats for this one!

March 02,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Weekly Matinee Movie Series
March 02
"Wind Across the Everglades." Released in 1958, this is a story of a game warden, played by Christopher Plummer, who takes on a band of bird poachers deep in the Florida Everglades. The lead poacher, Cottonwood is played by Burl Ives. Not rated. Movie start time is 2 p.m. Free for members, non-members is $5. For an additional $6, non-members can arrive early and enjoy the museum's many exhibits. The Discovery Center is located at MM 82, on the property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost.
Contact: 305-922-2237
Email: executivedirector@keysdiscovery.com

March 26,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Imani Winds
March 26
Internationally acclaimed, Imani Winds is a Grammy-nominated quintet that has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Performance is at 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
Email: kmcvhooper@comcast.net

March 01 to March 02,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Alan Cumming
March 01 to March 02
Alan has written for The NY Times, Newsweek, Harpers Bazaar, Out, Globe and Mail, and two books; Tommy's Tale and his NY Times Best Selling memoir, Not My Father's Son. A tireless champion for LGBT civil rights and HIV/AIDS, Alan serves on the Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and works closely with amfAR, The Trevor Project and the Ali Forney Center to name but a few. In 2009, Alan was made an OBE in the Queen's Honors List and by his homeland, Scotland, for which he was a vocal supporter of the YES for independence campaign, he has been awarded the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, as well as recently having his portrait unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

March 20,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: John Hiatt
March 20
John Hiatt's songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt ("Thing Called Love"), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash ("The Way We Make A Broken Heart"), the Jeff Healey Band ("Angel Eyes"), and even the cartoon bear band of the Disney film, The Country Bears. He earned a Grammy nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which is a Hiatt composition. Peformance at 8 p.m.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

March 26,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Jefferson Starship
March 26
The members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for more than 1000 collective years. Give or take. Today's Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jefferson legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music, on and off stage.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

February 24 to March 08,  in Islamorada
Arts Council Presents the Fifth Annual Connections Project 2017 Tour
February 24 to March 08
The Connections Project innovative road show continues with a reception at the Ocean Sotheby's Gallery featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. The exhibit is open to the public. The large-scale mosaic mural features art by almost 400 Florida Keys residents and is touring the island chain to celebrate the connection between the community and local cultural initiatives.
Contact: 305.295.4369

March 25,  in Key West
2017 Stock Island Studio Tours
March 25
Spend this afternoon sponsored by The Studios of Key West, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., peeking into the work spaces of some of the most fascinating artists working on Stock Island, "the Brooklyn of Key West."  You'll visit the studios of woodworkers, welders, potters, jewelry makers, painters, and more. Tickets are $20 per person, available for pre-purchase.

March 08 to March 29,  in Marathon
Marathon Library Cinematheque Film Series
March 08 to March 29
The Marathon Branch of Monroe County Public Library announces the March theme for Cinematheque, the free film series every Wednesday night: Commies! Join us for the viewing on the large screen in the Community Room at 6 p.m., to be followed by a discussion. Free popcorn. The schedule: Wed., March 8, "Trumbo"; Wed., March 15, "One of the Hollywood Ten"; Wed., March 22, "Thirteen Days"; Wed., March 29, "Path to War." The Marathon Public Library is at 3251 Overseas Highway, oceanside.
Contact: 305-743-5156

March 08 to May 24,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Bloodline Mini-Binge
March 08 to May 24
Each Wednesday the Center is to host a weekly Bloodline mini-binge, showing two episodes at 2 p.m., from seasons 1 & 2 of the popular Netflix original series. Free for members, non-members $5. Theater has limited seating (35).
Contact: 305-922-2237

March 04,  in Key West
Keystock Music Festival
March 04
Legendary rocker and bluesman Eric Burdon, one of rock and roll's most distinctive voices, is to enthrall audiences in Key West. Burdon and the current incarnation of his band, the Animals, are scheduled to take the stage at the San Carlos Institute theater at 516 Duval St. Doors are to open at 6 p.m. with the show set for 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary and tickets can be purchased online at keystix.ticketforce.com.
Contact: Tickets 305-295-7676

March 21,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Get the Led Out
March 21
Led Zeppelin's days of reunion touring may be over, but Get the Led Out's Zeppelin tribute show hits all the right notes for fans looking to reminisce over the iconic band's heyday. Handpicked by Jimmy Page himself to perform at one of his charity's fundraising events, Get the Led Out have the band's sound down to a tee. Event is age 21 and over.
Contact: 305-985-0433

February 28 to March 25,  in Key West
February 28 to March 25
Presented by the Waterfront Playhouse. Avenue Q is the winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book and one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. Part flesh, part felt and all heart, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a recent college grad. He and his friends struggle to find decent jobs, stable relationships and a purpose in life in a musical that is hilariously timeless - with hysterical songs such as "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," "The Internet Is for Porn, " and "It Sucks to Be Me." Performances at 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office (305-294-5015)
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org

March 11 to March 18,  in Florida Keys
Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges Outdoor Fest
March 11 to March 18
Enjoy a week of action-packed days of outdoor adventures and hands-on activities, including guided birding and nature walks, historical bike rides, kayak excursions, art and photography workshops and more. Co-sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of Refuges and the Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges. Family fun fairs are to be scheduled for Key Largo and the Lower Keys.

February 28 to March 27,  in Key West
Happy Birthday Tennessee Williams!
February 28 to March 27
Celebrate the 106th birthday of Tennessee Williams and his life in Key West during the month of March. Highlights include a series of classic movies adapted from Williams' award winning plays, a poetry contest, artist challenge, staged readings from his plays, letters & journals, a film forum, and much more. Visitors are invited to tour the educational and historic Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit, at 513 Truman Avenue, near Duval St. For month-long events, tickets and venues, visit twkw.org.
Contact: 305-842-1666
Email: exhibit@twkw.org

March 17 to March 18,  in Key West
57th Annual Key West House & Garden Tours
March 17 to March 18
Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and the interior design that complements each. March tours are offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Transportation between homes NOT included. Tickets are $30. Proceeds help benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org

March 03 to March 05,  in Marathon
11th Annual Sombrero Beach Run
March 03 to March 05
Each year, several hundred racing circuit runners are attracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and athletic fun. Stocked with food, drinks, music and entertainment, the event is to be staged at Sombrero Beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road, mile marker 50. Awards are given to overall finishers in the 10k run, 5k run and 5k walk.
Contact: 305-743-4582 or 305-289-9868
Email: sombrerobeachrun@bellsouth.net

March 25,  in Islamorada
Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park; Viva Florida! and Tropical Tunes
March 25
A free outdoor concert at the ICE amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Music from paradise! Conch blowing contest! Come dressed as a pirate!
Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: keyscommunityconcertband@yahoo.com

March 11 to March 12,  in Marathon
Original Marathon Seafood Festival
March 11 to March 12
One of the middle Keys' signature family events, delicacies from the waters of the Florida Keys highlight this annual munch-fest at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Sponsored by Organized Fishermen of Florida and Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Live music, vendor booths, sweets, treats and beverages make for a delectable weekend. An open-air boat show is to be staged at entrance to the festival.
Contact: 305-743-5417
Email: info@floridakeysmarathon.com

March 07 to March 10,  in Islamorada
Jim Bokor’s Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish & Redfish Shootout
March 07 to March 10
Anglers vie for top-honor trophies for catches of bonefish and redfish in this newly formatted event, appealing to a broader spectrum of anglers. Divisions in the tournament's new format include bait, artificial and fly. Awards also are to be given for total release points for each species and to the high-point angler for each day. An overall grand champion is to be named for both bonefish and redfish in the three categories.
Contact: Betsy Bullard 305-587-1460
Email: fishnfever@bellsouth.net

March 13 to March 16,  in Key West
March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament
March 13 to March 16
A charity flats-and-fly-only tournament with a twist - in addition to catch and release, anglers earn extra points for tagging their caught fish. Held at the Key West Yacht Harbor Marina on Stock Island.
Contact: 303-888-4546

March 11,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents "29 Points of Interest" Historic Trolley Tour
March 11
Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. from the Islamorada Moose Lodge at 81573 Old Highway in Islamorada.The one-hour, colorful and much acclaimed historical tours feature 29 points of interest on the islands of Islamorada. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940

March 24,  in Key West
10th Annual Florida Keys SPCA Spring Social
March 24
Enjoy a paw-tastic experience to help raise funds to benefit a Keys-based animal shelter; event is open to the public, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Key West Golf Course. Highlights include a VIP champagne reception prior to the main event, a first class dining experience with tables of food from restaurants all over Key West and parking provided at Florida Keys Community College with HTA Trolley service to and from the event. Also features a silent auction, live auction, raffles, complimentary beer & wine, music and more. VIP and General Admission tickets online at keystix.com.
Contact: Tiffany Burton (305) 294-4857
Email: tiffany@fkspca.org

March 05,  in Marathon
60th Annual Key Colony Beach Days
March 05
Participants and visitors can enjoy this family event set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of Key Colony Beach City Hall, the day features vendors, food, live music and more. A Shriner's pancake breakfast starts at 8 a.m., a parade is set for 11:30 a.m. Free admission, free parking, old fashioned fun.
Email: info@kcbca.org

February 21 to March 18,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: I Do! I Do!
February 21 to March 18
In this tuneful and heartwarming musical, we follow Agnes and Michael through 50 years of marital bliss, infidelity, children, incompatibility, old age, and simply joys. From the creators of "The Fantastics", this endearing musical spans the years of 1895 to 1945, rolling out one catchy song after another in this bedroom comedy.
Contact: 305-296-9911

March 28 to April 15,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Camping with Henry and Tom
March 28 to April 15
Bristling with humor, this delightful play is fictionally based on a 1921 camping trip taken by Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and President Warren G. Harding. An easygoing satire of politics and history, it draws upon quotes and biographies to paint a realistic and far-from-sugar-coated picture of this trio, whose private personas often differed from the exemplary personalities known to the public.
Contact: 305-296-9911

March 12,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Intersection Trio
March 12
The typical Intersection program is an irresistible blend of classical, jazz. Latin, Broadway/film music, vital new commissions and the group's own original compositions and arrangements. Show starts 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
Email: kmcvhooper@comcast.net

March 11,  in Key West
Ninth Annual Plein Air Key West
March 11
The painting day is begins at 8 a.m. at the Art Center where the artist/participants' canvases are stamped before heading out to paint at the location of their choice. The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments at the Happy Hour Show & Sale from 5 - 7 p.m. and share in the excitement when the first, second and third place winners are announced and cash prizes are awarded at 6:15 p.m. All paintings created that day will be on display and for sale that evening and the following week.
Contact: (305) 294-1241

March 09 to April 08,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater presents: Cabaret
March 09 to April 08
Leave your troubles outside: In Here Life is Beautiful! Come to our raucous Kit Kat Klub in 1930 Berlin where the Emcee welcomes you to forget your troubles at the Cabaret. Come hear the music play: Cabaret, Mien Herr, Money Song, Maybe this Time.
Contact: 305-743-0994

March 19,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Seafood Festival & Art Show
March 19
A festival benefiting Moose charities, featuring inventive seafood samplings from 20 of Islamorada's top restaurants, with libations and local craft beers available. Showcasing works by Keys artisans, live music and family fun - a festive day for adults and children alike. Free admission. Seafood Samplings prices start at $4. Cash only. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, at 81573 Old Highway.

March 03,  in Islamorada
Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys Annual Cocktail Party Features Bloodline Star
March 03
The 15th Annual Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys Cocktail Party, "Diamonds and Denim," is to be held from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, Florida Keys History & Discovery Center at the Florida Keys Conference Center, MM82, oceanside. Special guest Bloodline actor Norbert Leo Butz, known as Kevin Rayburn of the fictional Keys' Rayburn family, is to share some of his experiences living and working in the Keys while filming this popular Netflix series. Tickets for the cocktail party are $150 per person or $250 per couple and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets for the VIP reception, which includes the cocktail party, are $250 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for "Dig for Diamonds" are $30 each or four for $100.
Contact: RSVP tickets 305-453-0050
Email: director@habitatupperkeys.org

March 10 to March 22,  in Marathon
Arts Council Presents the Fifth Annual Connections Project 2017 Tour
March 10 to March 22
The Connections Project innovative road show continues with a reception at the Shady Palm Gallery featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. The exhibit is open to the public. The large-scale mosaic mural features art by almost 400 Florida Keys residents and is touring the island chain to celebrate the connection between the community and local cultural initiatives.
Contact: 305.295.4369

March 24 to April 05,  in Big Pine
Arts Council Presents the Fifth Annual Connections Project 2017 Tour
March 24 to April 05
The Connections Project innovative road show continues with a reception at Big Pine's Artists in Paradise Gallery featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. The exhibit is open to the public. The large-scale mosaic mural features art by almost 400 Florida Keys residents and is touring the island chain to celebrate the connection between the community and local cultural initiatives.
Contact: 305.295.4369

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