Florida Keys
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January 15,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
January 15
Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82 - formerly named Industrial Road - as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.
Contact: Betsy Keteltas 305-923-8097
Email: moradawaybetsy@gmail.com

January 12 to January 16,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Paradise Paint Out
January 12 to January 16
Open to the public, this inaugural event is an invitational Plein Air celebration where 25 artists create a body of work reflecting Islamorada & the Florida Keys "in the open air." The week-long event combines the stunning and vibrant colors of island living with talented artists from across the country, and plein air activities for visitors.
Contact: Betsy Keteltas 305-923-8097
Email: moradawaybetsy@gmail.com

January 20,  in Islamorada
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
January 20
Regarded by many as the best all-around dance bands of the Swing Era. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Performance at Island Community Church, MM 83.3. Individual and season tickets available.
Contact: 305-451-0665 or 305-240-0061
Email: upperkeysconcerts@gmail.com

January 26,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Intersection
January 26
Soulful expression, instrumental virtuosity and playful banter are the hallmarks of an INTERSECTION event, in which the realms of concert and popular music are seamlessly dovetailed. An evening of chamber music with a twist. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Performance at San Pablo Catholic Church. Individual and season tickets available.
Contact: 305-451-0665 or 305-240-0061
Email: middlekeys@floridakeysconcerts.com

January 27,  in Islamorada
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Intersection
January 27
Soulful expression, instrumental virtuosity and playful banter are the hallmarks of an INTERSECTION event, in which the realms of concert and popular music are seamlessly dovetailed. An evening of chamber music with a twist. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Performance at Island Community Church, MM 83.3. Individual and season tickets available.
Contact: 305-451-0665 or 305-240-0061
Email: upperkeysconcerts@gmail.com

January 23 to January 25,  in Marathon
Winter Poker Run and Regatta
January 23 to January 25
Powerboats, cars, custom bikes and aircraft are to converge at the new Hyatt Place Faro Blanco Yacht Club and Resort. Watersports entertainment is on the agenda with wakeboard pro riders and jet sports performers, along with a powerboat fun run on Saturday. Powerboats, exotic cars, and custom bikes will be displayed for free, public viewing.
Contact: 954-545-1414
Email: Jackie@flpowerboat.com

January 16 to January 17,  in Marathon
Marathon Music Video Fest
January 16 to January 17
Enjoy a free admission festival with music from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight. Food and beverages are to be available as well as activities for kids. Staged at Marathon Community Park Amphitheater, MM 49.
Contact: Cliff 305-587-9830


January 25,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
January 25
Open between 1 - 3 p.m., the Sheriff's Animal Farm invites you to bring the family and visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a Kinkajou, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge (donations are welcome). The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. The Animal Farm is open every second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300


January 19,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Fishing Legends of the Past
January 19
Presented by the , this month's free lecture features guest speaker Pastor Tony Hammon, who is to share stories of many of the fishing legends of the past, including Cecil Green, Joe Poore, Earl Gentry, Rolie Hollenbeck, Jack Brothers, Clarence Lowe, Cecil Keith, Jimmy Albright and many more. As a boy growing up in the 1960's in Islamorada, Tony recalls these men, their stories and childhood in the "Fishing Capital of the World" with these legends of fishing. Starts at 6:30 p.m., at Island Community Church, MM 83. Open to the public.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940


January 13 to February 17,  in Key West
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Seminar Series
January 13 to February 17
Register for the Florida Keys Community College's "Sanctuary Seminar," a six-week, non-credit lecture series hosted by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Lectures are Tuesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., from January 13 - February 17, 2015 at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. The tuition fee is $19 for all six lectures. Anyone interested in the marine life and maritime heritage of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary can learn more in this series where experts share their knowledge of ecological and cultural resources of the sanctuary.
Contact: Register: 305-809-3185
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov

January 08,  in Key West
Distinguished Speaker Series: John Hemingway
January 08
Presented by the Key West Art & Historical Society, the Distinguished Speaker Series is held at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, through April 2015. Scholars, historians and experts from a variety of disciplines will discuss different aspects of Key West's rich history. John Hemingway is Ernest Hemingway's grandson, and is to discuss the Hemingway legacy and his new book, "Strange Tribe, Three Generations of Hemingways in the Florida Straits." Held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, the series runs from 6 - 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Lecture is to be held at 6 p.m. at the Tropic Cinema, admission $10, free for members.


January 06,  in Islamorada
The History of Florida's East Coast Railway & Flagler's Key West Extension
January 06
In conjunction with the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center's "The Rails and The Road" exhibit, Florida East Coast Railway historian Seth H. Bramson is to share his decades of research and an insider's perspective on this construction marvel. Bramson is a published author on the history of transportation to, from and within Florida. Doors open 5 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m., reservations suggested.
Contact: 305-922-2237


January 31,  in Islamorada
Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series
January 31
Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series provides anglers of all experience levels valuable techniques and tips for fishing. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event is to be staged at the Coral Shores High School's Performing Arts Theater, mile marker 89.9 oceanside. George Poveromo, host of "George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing" on NBC Sports Network and editor-at-large for "Salt Water Sportsman" magazine is to headline the program alongside a series of veteran Florida Keys-based fishing guides.
Contact: 1-800-448-7360


January 14 to January 27,  in Key West
Lucky Street Gallery presents: Family Matters Art Exhibition
January 14 to January 27
Jon McIntosh is a staple of the Key West art community and recently selected to join an elite group of artists who have also been named the best and the brightest by South Florida Cultural Consortium. His surrealistic and contemporary body of work alongside Hays Blinkmann is on display at Lucky Street Gallery, located at 540 Greene St.
Contact: 305 294 3973


January 23,  in Key West
COAST Vibrations Concert Series: The Happy Dog
January 23
Audiences can enjoy the Philadelphia-based improvisational jam band, at Stock Island's creative outpost located "downtown" at 6404 Front Street. The evening is to kick off with an opening set by JW Carlson starting at 7 p.m. with The Happy Dog taking the stage just after 8 p.m. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door. As with all COAST events, all mellow folk are welcome, so bring your family, friends and the kids!
Contact: 617.418.9085
Email: billy@coastprojects.com

January 28,  in Key West
Jose Marti Birthday Celebration
January 28
A tribute to Cuba's foremost patriot and poet, the public is invited to enjoy poetry, film, dance, music, from 6-8 p.m., at San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Sponsored by the Board of Trustees San Carlos Institute, The Key West Poetry Guild, & The Comparsa Dancers.
Contact: Nancy Boylan 908-591-5566


January 27,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Free Lecture Series
January 27
In celebration of 30 years of treasure, MFMM presents the Companion Programs & Free Lecture Series. Topic this week is: Treasure & Tragedy, The History of the 1622 Fleet. Discover the story of the fleet from the time the Atocha was built, to the 1622 disaster, and through the many decades of Spanish salvage that followed. Presented by Corey Malcom, museum archaeologist. Program begins at 6:30 p.m., in the Museum Courtyard.
Contact: 305-294-2633 Ext 22
Email: cmalcom@melfisher.org

January 04,  in Key West
Monthly Artisan Market -- Green & Sustainability edition
January 04
The Key West Artisan Market is a vibrant, open air bazaar filled with artists, authors, chef-made cuisine, craftspeople, performers, fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses and flowers, craft beer & wine from residents representing the diversity of creativity, ingenuity and locally made products of the Keys & Key West. Held the first Sunday of the month, during season (thru May) outdoors at the Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton. Free family & pet friendly event.
Contact: Sean Krikorian 573-619-2200
Email: sean@dailyplan-it.net

January 18,  in Key West
Key West Firehouse Museum Celebrates Second Anniversary
January 18
From 4-6 p.m., enjoy light food, beverages, a Chinese raffle and silent auction as part of this fundraiser for Key West's Museum of Fire Fighting built in 1907. To be held at 1026 Grinnell St.
Contact: 305-849-0678


January 08 to January 17,  in Key Largo
Uncorked ... the Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival
January 08 to January 17
Enjoy a multi-sensory experience as Key Largo and Islamorada's culinary experts step up to the "palate" to present nearly 30 tasty food, wine and spirits events. Enjoy 10 glorious days of wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations,wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows and the Festival Finale 'A Grand Tasting,' set for Jan. 17. What better reason to 'Uncork' and unwind in the Florida Keys.
Contact: Sue Finney 305-394-3736
Email: suefinney4@gmail.com

January 10,  in Big Pine
No Name Race
January 10
Join a 5K/Walk & Run that benefits the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. The 10th annual race begins at 8 a.m., covers 3.1 miles and is based at the Old Wooden Bridge Guest Cottages & Marina on Big Pine Key. Registration forms are to be available online.
Contact: 305-743-5452


January 02 to January 04,  in Key Largo
Key Largo Sailfish Challenge
January 02 to January 04
Heralding the height of sailfish season, each year this boat tournament is characterized by friendly but serious competition, professionalism and camaraderie among anglers who put their 20-pound test line skills to task. Up to four anglers per boat can register for the event. Cash prizes and trophies await the first- through third-place teams. Auctions and raffles are to highlight the event, whose proceeds benefit the Coral Shores High School band program.
Contact: Tammie Gurgiolo 305-240-9337
Email: fishnbully@msn.com

January 15 to January 17,  in Islamorada
Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament
January 15 to January 17
The Presidential is one of the most prestigious offshore tournaments in the Florida Keys, and is the second leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship. Anglers compete for beautiful trophies and prizes with sumptuous banquets held at beautiful Cheeca Lodge & Spa.
Contact: Julie Olsen 305-517-4449
Email: jolsen@cheeca.com

January 09 to January 11,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Women’s Sailfish Tournament
January 09 to January 11
In this light-tackle challenge, awards await the grand champion team (boat), first runner-up and second runner-up team, captain and mate, as well as those recognizing the high-point angler, outstanding catch, largest tuna, dolphin and kingfish, most tagged sailfish and hard luck. Also a NEW lower entry fee of $295 for the first angler and $250 for each additional max 4 per boat!
Contact: Tammie Gurgiolo 305-240-9337
Email: fishnbully@msn.com

January 28 to February 01,  in Key West
Key West Food & Wine Festival
January 28 to February 01
Top chefs and restaurateurs showcase their culinary creativity and the Keys' indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food, wine and beer lovers alike. Attendees can participate in a slew of food-related adventurous events, brewing competitions and muchmore. Visit website for all festival happenings.
Contact: 800-474-4319; 305-304-5218
Email: info@keywestfoodandwinefestival.com

January 25,  in Key West
21st Annual Key West Master Chefs Classic
January 25
Local restaurants vie for top honors in three categories; appetizers, entrees and desserts. Participants get to taste all the food made at this event while judges pick the winners. Held at Westin Key West Resort & Marina Pier at 245 Front Street, open from 4-7 p.m. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit ReMARCable Citizens (MARC).
Contact: 305-294-9526, ext 25


January 08 to January 11,  in Key West
33rd Annual Key West Literary Seminar
January 08 to January 11
Themed "How the Light Gets In, Literature of the Spirit," the 33rd annual Seminar will explore literature's relationship to the inexplicable -- life's essentials, what lasts and what is at the heart of us -- through poetry, essay, fiction, and even silence.
Contact: 888-293-9291


January 17,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: Continuous Crescendo
January 17
Celebrate the Symphony's 2014-15 Season with Ravel: Bolero; Barber: Piano Concerto; and Christopher Taylor, piano. Performance at Tennessee Williams Theater, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets and details available online.
Contact: 954-522-8445


January 24 to January 25,  in Key West
30th Annual Key West Craft Show
January 24 to January 25
More than 100 juried artisans and crafters gather to display their talents at this popular outdoor festival on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town Key West. The show is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Contact: 305-294-1241
Email: kwartctr@earthlink.net

January 17 to January 18,  in Big Pine
11th Annual Big Pine Key Nautical Flea Market
January 17 to January 18
All things nautical are to be displayed and sold at the annual event. Other attractions include live music, food and beverages. The seafaring sale takes place on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, mile marker (MM) 31 oceanside between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Contact: 305-872-2411
Email: info@lowerkeyschamber.org

January 18,  in Key West
Key West Half Marathon & 5k Run
January 18
The perfect place to run in the middle of winter? Key West, during the Key West Half Marathon! Recognized by Runners World magazine as one of the 10 great half-marathons of the winter season, the run has attracted more than 1,000 annual participants and follows a 13.1-mile course through Old Town Key West past historic landmarks and the island's scenic waterfront.
Contact: Barbara Wright 305-240-0727
Email: bwpromo3@bellsouth.net

January 17,  in Islamorada
Art Under The Oaks -- 32nd Annual
January 17
Fine art & original crafts, a variety of entertainment, specialty food booths, children's arts & crafts, as well as a raffle of items donated by the artists are part of the annula highlights. San Pedro Church Gardens, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mile Marker 89.5 on Plantation Key in Islamorada. Onsite parking is available for a $5 donation. Free parking is available at Coral Shores High School, with shuttle service to the event.
Contact: Pat Dodson 305-664-0888
Email: artundertheoaks@yahoo.com

January 16 to January 17,  in Key West
55th Annual Key West Historic House & Garden Tours
January 16 to January 17
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. Transportation between homes on the famous Conch Train is provided by Historic Tours of America. Tickets & times available online. Proceeds help benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org

January 18 to January 23,  in Key West
Premier Racing presents: Quantum Key West
January 18 to January 23
The annual race week challenge features world-class competition and yachting teams from more than 12 countries and 24 American states. More than 100 racing yachts compete for class championships in this international regatta. To view the action, fans can book seats on spectator boats ranging from excursion catamarans to historic tall ships or from land at Key West's Atlantic-front restaurants, resorts and beaches.
Contact: 781-639-9545
Email: KWInfo@premiere-racing.com

January 03,  in Key Largo
Orange Bowl Swimming Classic
January 03
Some of the best college swimmers - and perhaps future Olympians - in the country compete at Jacobs Aquatic Center, mile marker (MM) 99.6 oceanside, in a competition that is part of the celebration surrounding the annual Orange Bowl college football game in Miami. Spectators are invited to attend this free event and meet the swimmers and coaches. Warm-up is set for 10 a.m., meets are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m.
Contact: 305- 453-7946


January 17 to January 18,  in Key West
Tenth Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival
January 17 to January 18
A family-friendly event with local fresh Keys seafood, drinks, marine-related crafts, youth activities, and live music. $5 admission; hours open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Bayview Park at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.
Contact: Vicki 305-872-9026
Email: vicki@fkcfa.org

January 24 to January 25,  in Key Largo
6th Annual Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival
January 24 to January 25
A festival chock full of fresh stone crabs, conch, local seafood, music, entertainment and fun for the entire family, including cooking demonstrations, peel-and-eat shrimp and Key lime pie-eating contests, a "little mermaid" contest and a kids' play area with live fish aquarium. Arts & craft vendors, Junkanoo band, magic shows, face painters, food, beverages and Key lime pie. Staged at Rowell's Marina, MM 104.5 bayside; admission $5 per person (age 12 and over).
Contact: 305-451-4502
Email: SeafoodFest@fkrm.com

January 19,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
January 19
Regarded by many as the best all-around dance bands of the Swing Era. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Performance at Marathon High School Performing Arts Center. Individual and season tickets available.
Contact: 305-451-0665 or 305-240-0061
Email: middlekeys@floridakeysconcerts.com

January 19 to January 20,  in Islamorada
Al Flutie Over the Hill Rip-Off Sailfish Tournament
January 19 to January 20
This event is "almost too much fun for old guys to handle." Locally called the Flutie, the tournament has donated $428,000 to local and national charities. Anglers age 50 and over are welcome.
Contact: Gordon Ross 305-294-9526, ext. 25


January 21 to January 22,  in Islamorada
IFC Sailfish Tournament
January 21 to January 22
Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, this is the final leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Series, with a typical field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $30,000.
Contact: Vinnie Feola 305-664-4735
Email: cculberson17@hotmail.com

January 09 to January 11,  in Key Largo
Brew on the Bay
January 09 to January 11
Presented by the Rotary Club of Key Largo, this craft beer festival features a "home brew competition," along with a main event with more than 80 craft beers from around the world featured in an unlimited tasting with food, music and entertainment along the waterfront, at Rowell's Marina, MM 104.5 bayside.
Contact: teddreaver@aol.com
Email: 305-304-0554

January 09 to January 10,  in Marathon
The Florida Keys Celtic Festival
January 09 to January 10
Staged at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, the festival features several outstanding Celtic bands, as well as St. Andrew's Pipe Band of Miami; athletics and hurling demonstrations. Celtic merchandise vendors, Celtic & local food fare and beverages. The Florida Keys Celtic Festival is a family-friendly event. Thursday is a Kilts in the Keys Kickoff event at Marathon Ale House with music from 5-7 p.m.; Friday, festival is open 3-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; single-day and two-day admission tickets for Friday & Saturday are available online.
Contact: Greg McGrath 941-625-8544
Email: greg@celticheritageproductions.com

January 31,  in Key Largo
Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park; That's Entertainment!
January 31
A free concert at Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center Park, MM 102, Bayside. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Conductor Bobby Keating, a Miami music educator, freelance performer and adjunct trumpet teacher at Miami Dade College is to share his vibrant personal style with the local musicians as he leads the performance that features tunes from the worlds of stage and screen -- John Williams' movie scores, Broadway melodies and toe-tappers from Irving Berlin.
Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: heinerdonna@yahoo.com

January 08 to January 31,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater presents: Harvey
January 08 to January 31
Harvey tells the tale of Elwood P. Dowd, who brings a guest to a social party thrown by his sister, Veta. Much to the dismay of his sister, Elwood introduces his guest and best-friend Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit, to everyone at the party. Things do not go as planned when Veta attempts to remove Elwood and Harvey from her life via sanitarium. Hilarity ensues.
Contact: 305-743-0994
Email: gm@marathontheater.org

January 15 to January 22,  in Florida Keys
Florida Keys Paddle Challenge
January 15 to January 22
Enjoy a true island paradise, paddling beside sea turtles and railroad visionary Henry Flagler's Railroad in the azure blue waters of the Florida Keys. Paddlers are to journey 70 miles beside white sand beaches, from Long Key State Park to Key West. Must register by January 2, 2015.
Contact: 352-377-8342
Email: bill@paddleflorida.org

January 21,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: Treasure Hunting
January 21
The History of Diving Museum at MM 83 continues the free, "Immerse Yourself!" series, to begin at 7 p.m., with a special event: "Everything You Wanted to Know About Treasure Hunting." The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Extended hours on the night of the program until 7 p.m. Enjoy the Museum's exhibits before the event.
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: programs@divingmuseum.org

January 07,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents Tropical Beats II: Starry Night All in White
January 07
An elegant all in white dinner will be hosted at the luxurious Marriott Beachside Hotel in Key West. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner where hosts are encouraged to create their own original centerpieces. This is a great opportunity to connect with others who love classical music and the symphony's commitment to create high quality symphonic performances and music education programs. Experience elegance, artistic creations, inspired cuisine and great fun at the Marriott Beachside Ballroom at 6 p.m. Call for tickets.
Contact: 954-522-8445


January 17,  in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Fashion a Fish
January 17
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the free, fun-filled Discovery Saturday at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (35 East Quay Road, Key West) from 10-11 a.m. Play a game of Which Fish Am I? Discover how some fish swim faster than others, and see why many fish have stripes and spots. Make a colorful mask to take home. Free admission, free parking. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. Pre-registration is recommended. The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West.
Contact: 305-809-4750
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov

January 29 to January 31,  in Key West
Stock Island Marina Village King Mackerel Tournament
January 29 to January 31
Big king mackerel migrate to the waters around Key West each winter, and a fittingly large prize awaits the winner of this challenge. The angler who weighs in the heaviest mackerel, also known as kingfish, is to go home with $10,000.
Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364
Email: lee@murraymarine.com

January 29 to January 31,  in Key West
Cuda Bowl
January 29 to January 31
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

January 21 to January 24,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Skivvies
January 21 to January 24
Called by the NY Times, 'a hot musical comedy duo specializing in unexpected arrangements, incongruous mashups and, of course, highly-toned displays of skin!'
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com

December 26 to January 11,  in Key West
Fringe Theater Key West presents: The Price
December 26 to January 11
Estranged brothers. Old scores. An ancient furniture appraiser. A look at family relationships, the price of furniture and the price of one's decisions. Performances at 8 p.m., at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (The Garret), 200 Greene Street.
Contact: 786-529-2281


January 30,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: Susan Werner in Concert
January 30
From 8-10 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. A giant on the acoustic scene who's still just getting started, Werner is by turns wry and passionate on stage, and famous for her live shows.
Contact: 305-296-0458


December 16 to January 10,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Noises Off
December 16 to January 10
Winner of the Drama Desk and Evening Standard Award for Best Play, NOISES OFF is a delirious romp of slamming doors, bickering actors, pretty girls in their underwear, mayhem and errant sardines. The New York Post called "the funniest farce ever written!" Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org

January 20 to January 24,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: She Loves Me
January 20 to January 24
Called "the most charming musical ever written," SHE LOVES ME is the story of two co-workers who absolutely can't stand each other but who are, in reality, anonymous romantic pen pals. By the same team behind "Fiddler on the Roof," SHE LOVES ME was the Tony nominee for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical. Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org

January 16,  in Key Largo
Ocean Life Lecture Series: Celebrating 25 Years of Protecting Paradise
January 16
The Ocean Life series brings renowned researchers and academics to the Keys to educate, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Hosted by Florida International University's School of Environment, Arts and Society and the Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center, the series features interdisciplinary experts from FIU and the Keys. This series is free and open to the public; meet and greet starts at 6 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m. This month features Sean Morton, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent.
Contact: Linda Kaplan 305-396-7000
Email: linda@fklcc.org

January 12,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Kim Gordon
January 12
Kim Gordon shines in this intimate show featuring your favorite love songs from the 1920s to today, plus fun cabaret numbers that will leave you laughing. 'Isn't it Romantic' glides musically through the arc of romance-from falling in and out of love, to love that lasts a lifetime.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com

January 23,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: Patty Larkin in Concert
January 23
From 8-10 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. The New York Times calls the legendary Patty Larkin "A virtuoso guitar player and mood-shaper... also a superb slide guitarist whose mature work is comparable to the best of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams."
Contact: 305-296-0458


December 16 to January 17,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Last NIght of Ballyhoo
December 16 to January 17
Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play ... A romantic comedy full of revelations set in 1939 Atlanta on the eve of World War II and the opening night of Gone With the Wind.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com

January 17 to January 18,  in Islamorada
Third Annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival
January 17 to January 18
Featuring several great Oldgrass, Newgrass and a blend of next generation Bluegrass as well as some tasteful variations of the genre. Advance admission is $10 per adult age 18 and older, free for children age 17 and under. Tickets to be available online; adult admission $12 at the gate. Money raised helps fund music, dance and art scholarships for local students; event is located at the ICE Amphitheater, MM 87 bayside at Founders Park. Attendees can bring blankets and lawn chairs, but coolers are not permitted. Food and beverages sold at the event.
Contact: Robby McClung 305-587-0901


January 25,  in Key West
Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West presents: Classical Jam
January 25
Classical Jam is committed to presenting engaging, lively and high-caliber performances. Classical Jam presents wide-ranging repertoire including traditional classical works, exciting improvisations, and CJ originals. Performace at 4 p.m. at the San Carlos Institute; tickets available online.


January 11,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
January 11
Open between 1 - 3 p.m., the Sheriff's Animal Farm invites you to bring the family and visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a Kinkajou, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge (donations are welcome). The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. The Animal Farm is open every second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300


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