Florida Keys
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February 18,  in Marathon
Inaugural ALR Coral Head Music Festival
February 18
Nationally recognized bands include Molly Hatchet, Georgia Satellites, and several more. ALL proceeds benefit charities, including Project: Vet Relief, Relay for Life and Wesley House Family Services. The one-day charity event is to be held at the Marathon Community Park Amphitheater, from noon to 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance online, $35 at the door, day of event. Presented by American Legion Riders.


February 12 to February 13,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Bartenders Sailfish Open
February 12 to February 13
This fun day of fishing is only for actively employed bartenders and restaurant employees. Trophies are awarded to individual anglers as well as the bar a team represents, with the huge perpetual trophy going to the winners along with bragging rights for the whole year.
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh at 305-522-4868
Email: ditournaments@aol.com

January 24 to February 11,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: The Trip to Bountiful
January 24 to February 11
American masterpiece about the universal pull that we all feel for "home." Carrie Watts is an elderly widow, trapped in the tiny Houston apartment of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law, who wants to return to her hometown of Bountiful - one last time before she dies. With pension check in hand, she breaks free. Her journey is filled with humor and tenderness that's both touching and life-affirming.
Contact: 305-294-5015


February 22,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: Order by Disorder
February 22
Enjoy Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, also featuring Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) Suite. Performance at 7:30 p.m., Florida Keys Community College, Tennessee Williams Theatre.


February 18,  in Key West
Presidential Families Series: In the Shadows of the White House
February 18
Presented by the Harry S. Truman Little White House., descendants of four former United States presidents are to share memories and insights about their forebears' vacations and retreats during a presentation at Florida's only presidential museum. Held on the grounds of the 111 Front St. residence where former President Truman spent 11 working vacations during his 1945-1953 administration.


February 25 to February 26,  in Key West
Key West Garden Club Gardens Tour
February 25 to February 26
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, peek behind the walls and visit beautiful private gardens. Admission is $20 per person. Located at West Martello Tower on Higgs Beach.
Contact: Donna Farrow 410-544-2379
Email: dkfarrow@verizon.net

February 02,  in Key West
Key West Garden Club Educational Lecture Series: Preparing for Zombie Apocalypse
February 02
Educational lectures are open to the public, 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 includes Bill Irwin, professor of biology aquaponics at Florida Keys Community College.
Contact: Jane Tiedeman 305-923-3820
Email: tiedemanjane@gmail.com

February 18,  in Key Largo
65th Birthday Bash of the Garden Club of the Upper Keys
February 18
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Francis Tracy Garden Club, MM 94 (Bayside) in Tavernier, FL. Activities for adults and for kids alike. Live music by the Island Dulcimers and more local performers. Vendors, silent auction, bake sale, showcase of birthday party table designs, flower arranging class, two raffles, "Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Neverland" costume competition for children, fairy school, fishing for treasure with Capt. Hook, and so much more.
Contact: (305) 240-1149
Email: gardenclubupperkeys@gmail.com

February 16,  in Key West
Walk on White Art Stroll
February 16
Join in celebrating the season during this month's Walk on White, including galleries along White Street from Southard to United Streets and onto Truman Ave. Shop this evening for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift among venues, shops, and art galleries will be displaying stunning wearable pieces as well as works that make a statement in your home. Harrison Gallery is featuring Helen Harrison's The Queen sculpted from palm and stone, as well as encaustic paintings by artist Pamela Kostmayer.
Contact: 305-294-0609


February 10,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Comedian Shane Mauss
February 10
Comedian Shane Mauss is touring around the country with a comedy show about psychedelics. Part stand-up, part storytelling, and part Ted talk combine for a unique, informative, and funny comedy show.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

February 11,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Colin Hay
February 11
Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work. His new solo album, Next Year People, is the work of an artist who is a true master of his craft. The album is full of quizzical, curious, and cynical yet open-hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.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

February 19 to February 27,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: Cock Talk
February 19 to February 27
Think 'Vagina Monologues' for men and you've the basic concept behind the insightful presentation Daniel, Richie, and Jimmy planned. Just three guys talking about .... well, you know. But their evening takes an unexpected turn in this hilarious new script from a local playwright. Very adult. Performances set for February 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 at 7 p.m., Aqua Night Club at 711 Duval Street.
Contact: 305-731-0581


February 12,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: The Outlaws
February 12
For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

February 14,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Puddles Pity Party
February 14
Puddles gives an emotive performance that resonates with all kinds of folks. There's something about a giant sad singing clown that continues garnering rave reviews around the world.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

February 21,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
February 21
With a decades-long successful career, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to deliver their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, with material mined from their many albums, featuring hits like "I Don't Want To Go Home", "Love On The Wrong Side Of Town", "The Fever", "This Time It's For Real", "Talk To Me" and their definitive fun-time cover of "We're Having A Party". The Jukes' legendary high-energy live performances always satisfy with their classic blend of Stax-influenced R&B and gritty, Stonesy rock and roll.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

February 02 to February 05,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: Hate Mail
February 02 to February 05
The hilarious and offbeat 'Hate Mail,' written by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky features the very funny Pony Charvet and Susannah Wells as the love-torn duo whose fast-paced and sardonic story is at the heart (so to speak) of the show. What begins as an innocent letter of complaint soon blossoms into a full-fledged battle of wits. How could this not be a love story?!? Hate Mail takes us on a hilarious (and somewhat treacherous) journey of friendship, love, and loss. Pianist Michael Robinson provides the musical backdrop for the show, a feature unique to this particular production. Performances are at 7pm, at Little Room Jazz Club located at 821 Duval St. Tickets are $25.
Contact: 305-731-0581


February 11,  in Marathon
Fitness for a Cause: Paws in the Park
February 11
Join the Marathon campus of the Florida Keys SPCA in Key Colony Beach for the inaugural mile walk for the animals. Bring your well behaved four-legged pet on a leash or just join them on two legs for outdoor fitness and to help raise money to support adoption, spay/neuter, behavior, foster, humane animal control and outreach programs. Registration begins at 9 a.m., at City Hall Park. Suggested donation $10. Registrants donating $40 or more receive a FKSPCA T-Shirt. All registrants are to receive a free raffle ticket for chance to with a $100 Plaza Grill restaurant Grand Prize certificate.
Contact: 305-743-4800
Email: tara@fkspca.org

February 18,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Susan Werner
February 18
A giant on the singer-songwriter scene, Werner is wry and passionate in her famous live shows. This season, she returns with a new album and a Broadway-bound musical under her belt. A 'jill' of all trades, Werner explores classic Cuban music for a special Key West show, alongside old favorites and plenty of surprises.


February 25,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Larry Smith, The Woodstock Sessions
February 25
Larry Smith releases two new albums with one great concert. The instrumental originals on The Woodstock Sessions were recorded in upstate NY this past summer. Dreamsmith is a collection of original songs examining life in today's America, co-composed with Adrienne Zolondick, and featuring Geoffrey Lowe and Skipper Kripitz.


January 30 to February 02,  in Marathon
Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour
January 30 to February 02
Experience WWII flying history during this family friendly event. Aircraft to be in display include a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustang. Walk-through tours are $15/adult, $5 children age 12 and under. Bomber Flight Experiences and Mustang Flight Training also available. Event to be held at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport.
Contact: 800-568-8924


February 09,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Weekly Matinee Movie Series
February 09
"Key Largo." A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall), her invalid father-in-law (Lionel Barrymore) and ex-GI Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart). Released in 1948, this movie was not actually shot in Key Largo. 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

February 23,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Weekly Movie Matinee Series
February 23
"PT 109." In this movie, shot on location on what is now Little Palm Island, Cliff Robertson stars as John F. Kennedy. The movie tells the tales of Kennedy's wartime exploits as a skipper of a PT boat in the Solomon Islands. The assignment: harass the enemy and buy time for a U.S. Navy still on the drawing boards. In August 1945, Kennedy's PT 109 was sliced in half by a Japanese destroyer and he led his surviving crew to danger to triumphant. Released in 1963, this film is 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

February 03 to February 04,  in Key West
2017 Key West Burlesque Anniversary Show
February 03 to February 04
Enjoy a celebration and showcase of all your favorite Key West Burlesque characters, costumes and crowd pleasing moments since the beginning. Hosted by Key West's favorite funny man, Frankie and the Conch Republics queen of burlesque, Tatah DuJour, the 10 Year Anniversary Show stars all of your Key West Burlesque favorites including: Trixie Little, Marquee Von Phister, Cheeky Derrière, Moana Amour, Dark n Stormy, Rocky Bottoms, Velvet Garcia, Buffy L'range, The Key West Burlesque Dancers and many more.Doors pen at 7:30PM. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for General Admission, $45 for table seating and $65 for the VIP balcony.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com

February 26,  in Big Pine
18th Annual Terry Cassidy's Island Grass Music Fest
February 26
Enjoy a free admission live music event from 1-6 p.m., at Boondock's Grill and Draft House, MM 27 Ramrod Key. An impressive collection of Keys musicians are to gather, vendor booths, live and silent auction round out the afternoon. Serves as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys.


February 04,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Tom Rush
February 04
Tom Rush's shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. Although he's known for his live performances, Rush's albums are also legendary; The Circle Game, according to Rolling Stone, ushered in the singer/songwriter era.


February 02,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Weekly Matinee Movie Series
February 02
"Beneath the 12 Mile Reef." In this 1953 film, some of which was shot on location in Key West, Mike Petrakis and his brother Tony (Robert Wagner) are a Greek father and son partners who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. When they are robbed by crooks, Mike decides to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges. Mike suffers a fatal accident when he falls from the reef, leaving Tony to run the business. 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

February 16,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Weekly Matinee Movie Series
February 16
"The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd." Dr. Samuel Mudd, played by Dennis Weaver, is the Maryland physician condemned to prison in the Dry Tortugas in 1865 after unwittingly aiding in John Wilkes Booth's escape following Lincoln's assassination by setting Booth's broken leg, and several years later was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson for his work during an epidemic at the prison. Released in 1980, the movie is 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

February 01 to February 22,  in Marathon
Marathon Branch of Monroe County Public Library presents: Free Movie Series
February 01 to February 22
The February theme is "Cinematheque," a free movie series every Wednesday night. February is Black History Month. 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. Month's schedule: Wed. Feb. 1, "A Raisin in the Sun"; Wed., Feb. 8, "Soul of the Game"; Wed., Feb. 15, "The Intruder"; Wed., Feb. 22, "Invictus." The Marathon Public Library is at 3251 Overseas Highway, oceanside, Marathon.
Contact: 305-743-5156


February 25,  in Key West
Rorey Carroll Returns to COAST
February 25
Nashville's Rorey Carroll began making a big a name for herself from coast to "COAST" in 2016. Referred to as "Outlaw Folk's newest star," Carroll completed her second album at the end of 2016, "Love Is An Outlaw," one of the top 15 country and Americana albums. Tickets available online. Seating limited.
Contact: 617.418.9085
Email: billy@coastprojects.com

February 26,  in Key West
24th Annual Black History Program
February 26
Choirs, Poets, Praise Dancers, Historians are invited to participate. Parade of Kings and Queens. Please wear your African Attire! This is a free event, at 3 p.m., open to the public. Location at Cornish Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 702 Whitehead St.
Contact: Rev. Rochelle M. Pearson-Major 305-517-6611
Email: rochelleep16@aol.com

February 02,  in Islamorada
Tiny House, Big Living Worldwide Premier Party at History of Diving Museum
February 02
The Creative Animal Troop is taking a message of sustainability on the road, literally, in a tiny house, through 2018, showcasing people that are making the world a better place and helping promote a better tomorrow. The tour launches at the History of Diving Museum, MM 83, at 7:30 p.m. Hosts Stephanie Arne from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and Tim Davidson, Wildlife Artist, will be kicking off the celebrations with an "Open (tiny) House." Guests will be able to go through their 24' x 8' tiny home, then go inside the Museum to walk through the exhibits while enjoying appetizers and beverages.
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: director@divingmuseum.org

February 04 to February 12,  in Key West
Key West Gallery presents: The Collected Works of Peter Max
February 04 to February 12
With paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, Peter Max and his vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary culture. Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist and the United States "Painter Laureate." The artist has had the distinct honor of painting the last seven Presidents of the United States and the world's best loved celebrities, among them the young sensation Taylor Swift. Three scheduled Meet the Artist receptions, Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 pm; and Feb. 12, from 1-3 p.m. RSVP required.
Contact: 305.292.9339
Email: info@keywestgallery.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


February 20,  in Key West
Fee-Free National Park Admission for President's Day
February 20
In honor of Presidents Day, all national parks will waive their admission fees. Visitors are invited to celebrate these glorious places nationwide that have been set aside for all generations, to enjoy great scenery and history. At Dry Tortugas National Park, please check in with our official providers of transportation to the park for schedules, prices, and reservations. (All transportation departs from Key West.) Ferries and seaplanes leaving from Key West will waive park entrance fees.


February 07 to February 22,  in Key Largo
Arts Council Presents the Fifth Annual Connections Project 2017 Tour
February 07 to February 22
Titled "A Mosaic of the Keys," a large-scale mosaic mural featuring art by almost 400 Florida Keys residents is touring the island chain to celebrate the connection between the community and local cultural initiatives. The gigantic Connections Project mural, a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers, was spearheaded by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and is open to the public at the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center in Key Largo.
Contact: 305.295.4369


February 11,  in Islamorada
Layton Garden Club's Annual Flea Market
February 11
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy a pancake breakfast then browse and buy island treasures, baked goods, crafts and art. There is something for everyone, the flea market is located at the flashing light in Layton, MM 68.5. Layton Garden Club raises monies for Keys-based charities.
Contact: Suzanne Murchie 305-849-0149
Email: s.murchie@yahoo.com

February 12,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
February 12
Looking for a fun place to take the kids? The Sheriff's Animal Farm is open 1 - 3 p.m. Bring the family and come visit the many animals at the farm. It is free of charge, but donations are welcomed because that is how the farm is sustained. The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. Open house is held the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300


February 11 to February 12,  in Key West
GardenFest: The Green Market Place
February 11 to February 12
A giant plant sale offers visitors the opportunity to peruse a wide array of native and exotic tropical plants, earth-based art and healthy living vendors. Enjoy a perfect day in the Garden where organic and healthy food vendors as well as a beer and wine bar will be available in the Courtyard along with the talents of local musicians. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is located at 5210 College Road.
Contact: 305-296-1504
Email: kwbgs@kwbgs.org

February 28 to March 25,  in Key West
AVENUE Q
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

January 12 to February 04,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater presents: The Hallelujah Girls
January 12 to February 04
From the authors of Golden Girls comes this hilarious and rollicking comedy of six feisty women who have taken over an abandoned church and made it into a day spa. Now, It's the regular Friday meeting place where these women realize their time is precious and if they are going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now.
Contact: 305-743-0994


February 17 to February 18,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater presents: Last Train to Nibroc
February 17 to February 18
A gallery reading of a play set in December 1940, on a train headed east. The book, by Arlene Hutton, portrays the tale of the train carrying the bodies of great American writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West, with characters May and Raleigh, who share seats and life stories on the train.
Contact: 305-743-0994


February 24 to February 25,  in Islamorada
Spring Backcountry Fly Championship Series
February 24 to February 25
Tournament anglers are to compete to catch the most inches of snook and redfish on fly in a challenge where one inch equals one point. Awards are to be given to the grand champion and runner-up, and to the anglers who catch the largest snook and redfish. The field is limited to 30 boats.


February 07 to February 08,  in Key Largo
Poor Girls Sailfish Tournament
February 07 to February 08
A large regional charity competition that typically draws more than 200 anglers, the challenge offers ten trophies, including first-, second- and third-place teams, grand champion and runner-up grand champion anglers. Entry fee includes fishing, kick-off party and awards banquet. Poor Girls events are held in conjunction with Casting for Cats, a volunteer group who freely gives time and support for the feral cats of the Upper Keys. The non-profit charity donates all the money raised for stays in the Upper Keys at the spay/neuter clinic and caring for feral cats. Female anglers compete for awards in numerous categories and divisions (bait, artificial and fly).
Contact: Sharon 305-664-2012
Email: sharellen@netzero.com

February 03 to February 05,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Women’s Sailfish Tournament
February 03 to February 05
In this light-tackle challenge, awards await the grand champion team (boat), first runner-up and second runner-up team, captain and mate. Other awards are presented for the high-point angler, outstanding catch, largest tuna, dolphin and kingfish, most tagged sailfish and hard luck. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.
Contact: Tammie Gurgiolo 305-240-9337
Email: fishnbully@msn.com

February 20 to February 26,  in Big Pine
33rd Annual Winter Star Party
February 20 to February 26
Approximately 600 astronomers from around the world gather to view southern constellations, comets and stars in the Lower Keys' clear night skies — virtually the only place in the continental U.S. where they can be viewed. Lectures, programs and workshops round out the event.
Contact: 386-205-0054
Email: registrars@scas.org

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

February 25,  in Islamorada
Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park; Creature Feature
February 25
A free concert at the ICE Amphitheater at Islamorada's Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Highlights include pet parade (bring your dog!) and spooky music, with Phantom of the Opera and other popular thrillers.
Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: keyscommunityconcertband@yahoo.com

February 04 to February 05,  in Marathon
23rd Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival
February 04 to February 05
Artists and craftspeople are to exhibit their work from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at this weekend event, located at the Marathon Community Park, MM 49, that includes live music and delicious food. Marine artist Wyland plans be on hand to create ink paintings to be auctioned live as part of the annual fundraiser. At the Festival, guests will find exhibits and displays, touch tanks, hands-on activities and even a puppet show that bring marine and wildlife education to life. Event proceeds from the event are to benefit the Pigeon Key Foundation.
Email: pkartfestival@gmail.com

February 03 to February 04,  in Islamorada
Swamp Guides Ball
February 03 to February 04
All-release tournament offers fishing for bonefish, redfish and snook in the shallows of the Florida Keys and the saltwater fringes of the Everglades.


February 03 to February 05,  in Key West
Civil War Heritage Days Festival
February 03 to February 05
Colorful Civil War re-enactments, the roar of cannon fire and the sight of soldiers in Civil War uniforms are to greet visitors at Key West's oceanfront historic Civil War-era Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, as participants journey into the island's past.
Contact: 305-292-6850


February 17 to February 18,  in Key West
57th Annual Key West House & Garden Tour
February 17 to February 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 their architecture and adds a unique Key West flavor. The February 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

February 04,  in Marathon
Beatlemaniax
February 04
Enjoy an intimate evening at the Marathon Community Park, from 5-8 p.m. The Beatlemaniax capture the look and excitement of a real Beatles concert wearing the unique style clothing and "mop-top" hair and playing the same brand/model instruments the Beatles used. Performing classic Beatles songs from their touring years, 1962-1966, the arrangements have been kept as close to the original recordings as possible and all members are featured during the show. General admission is $7 or free with admission to the 23rd Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival. Kids under 12 are free. Concessions, soft drinks, beer & wine will be available for purchase. General lawn seating - blankets and chairs permitted. No pets in the park.


February 25,  in Key West
10th Annual World Sword Swallower's Day at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
February 25
Sword swallowers will risk their lives when they "drop swords" at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Watch as solid steel will go down the hatch - hopefully without a scratch -- as individuals demonstrate sword swallowing skills at a free performance at Ripley's Key West Odditorium, located at 108 Duval Street. Sword swallowing shows outside the museum are FREE. Regular admission is required for people wanting to tour the Odditorium.
Contact: 305-293-9939


February 02 to February 04,  in Key West
Cuda Bowl
February 02 to February 04
Shallow water flats anglers and guides are invited to hook-up and fight their barracuda rivals. Event is to be headquartered at Hurricane Hole Marina, Stock Island. Prizes and trophies are to be awarded for top angler and guide in light tackle spin and fly divisions.
Contact: Justin or Loren Rea 305-744-0903
Email: info@cudabowl.com

February 24 to February 26,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Winter Classic
February 24 to February 26
A family-formatted boat tournament that features nine offshore target species. Trophies are to be offered top boats in weight and release categories, as well as private vessel and charter divisions. A junior release division is also planned for anglers up to age 12, and teen division for anglers between 13-19 years of age.
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868
Email: islamoradafishingclassics@aol.com

February 11,  in Key Largo
Lionfish Derby for Divers
February 11
Teams of up to four divers compete for cash and prizes. Derby divers who successfully remove invasive lionfish from sanctuary waters can win for most, largest and smallest lionfish. The Upper Keys derby is held at Sharkey's Pub & Galley restaurant. Visit REEF website to register; teams of up to four people can join. Divers can participate in a derby from their own private vessel or join a professional dive operator's charter.
Contact: REEF 305-852-0030
Email: reefhq@reef.org

January 22 to February 03,  in Key West
Conch Republic Cup, Key West Cuba Race Week
January 22 to February 03
The CRC is a historic race that started in 1997 with direct race to Varadero then expanded to Havana in 1999. The triangle race as it has been coined is a traditional race to Cuba that allows the racer to complete a triangle between KW and two Cuba cities - Varadero and Havana. The CRC is a non-profit organization with the mission to introduce as many of the US sailing community to Cuba as possible as well as revitalize racing in Cuba.
Contact: 305-731-6219
Email: info@conchrepubliccup.org

February 18,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents "29 Points of Interest" Historic Trolley Tour
February 18
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


February 14,  in Key West
34th Annual Wesley House Valentine’s Day Gala
February 14
This signature fundraiser features some of Key West's most talented performing artists, the island's largest silent auction, open bar, dancing, and an elegant and abundant dinner buffet. The Theme this year is Hat's Off to Edith (Amsterdam) and Good Knight Edward. Located at Curry Mansion Inn, 511 Caroline Street 6:30-9:30 p.m. VIP tickets also available. Purchase tickets online.
Contact: 305-809-5000


February 25 to February 26,  in Islamorada
Rotary Gigantic Nautical Flea Market
February 25 to February 26
Thousands of bargain hunters are expected to browse and buy fishing gear, rods, reels, line, lures and tools. Hours are Saturday 8AM - 5PM, Sunday 9AM - 3PM. Event is staged at Founders Park, MM 87. Free Parking at Coral Shores High School (MM 90). Free shuttle to the park. A $5 per adult donation requested on entry.


January 20 to February 12,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Murder for Two
January 20 to February 12
Everyone is suspect...one actor investigates the crime and the other plays all the suspects and the BOTH play the piano. A highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs, it's a perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder in a witty, winking homage to old fashioned murder mysteries.
Contact: 305-296-9911


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


February 23,  in Key Largo
Free Fish ID Class: Become A Citizen Scientist!
February 23
Learn how to identify Caribbean fish species by joining Allison & Carlos Estape at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, in the auditorium room at the nature center inside the park, at 7:15 p.m. Workshops are typically held on the last Thursday of each month. Different fish species are reviewed each month to build your ID skills. Fill in a REEF Volunteer Fish Survey during your next dive/snorkel trip and become a citizen scientist by submitting your sightings to REEF's Global Fish Survey Database.
Contact: Allison Estape 305-794-5081


February 26,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Xavier Foley
February 26
A double bassist from Georgia, Xavier performs as part of the Sphinx Soloist Program sponsored by the GM Foundation. He is Impromptu's Rising Star recipient for 2017 and his appearance in Key West is made possible by the Gail Williams Munder Concert Series.Show starts 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
Email: kmcvhooper@comcast.net

February 25 to February 26,  in Key West
Old Island Days Art Festival
February 25 to February 26
The 52nd annual juried outdoor fine art festival features oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography and other offerings by more than 100 artists from around the United States and beyond. The event takes place on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town.
Contact: 304-294-1243


February 07,  in Key Largo
Arts Council Presents the Fifth Annual Connections Project 2017 Tour
February 07
The Connections Project is one of the Arts Council's more innovative fundraising activities connecting community members with local arts and cultural initiatives. The road show begins with a grand opening reception at the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center in Key Largo from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. The reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres is open to the public.
Contact: 305.295.4369


February 02,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: First Thursdays
February 02
The Studios of Key West opens its galleries to the public from 6-8 p.m., for its lively First Thursdays evening. Four unique exhibitions fill the galleries, including work by Key West watercolor artist Sean Callahan and Emmy award-winning writer Garin Wolf, porcelain figures by Cathy Rose, a selection of photographs by Charles Pearson and Timothy Roeder, plus a preview of the works to be included in this year's Anne McKee Fine Art Auction Feb.10. The Studios of Key West is located at 533 Eaton Street.


February 18,  in Marathon
Lionfish Collecting & Handling Workshop and Dive
February 18
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is to conduct a Lionfish Collecting and Handling Workshop + a free training dive for the first 15 participants to sign up. At the workshop, learn how to safely collect and handle lionfish, and in the afternoon go out as a class to practice skills on a lionfish removal dive, alongside professionals. Experienced and novice lionfish collectors are encouraged to attend. The workshop includes a background of the lionfish invasion, biology/ecology of lionfish, impacts and current research findings. Both the workshop and the dive are FREE, but workshop attendance is required to participate in the dive. Registration is required. Don't miss out on the fun, sign up today! Located at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., dive in afternoon with Dive Duck Key, 1 p.m.


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