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Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys

Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys

Calendar of Events for April
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February 06 to May 01,  in Key West
Then And Now: A Retrospective Show
February 06 to May 01
Enjoy viewing an exhibit showcasing the work of past and present Florida Keys recipients of the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship grants. The free exhibit runs through May 1 at the historic Gato Building,1100 Simonton St., Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening reception is Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m., and closing reception is set for May 1. Presented by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.
Contact: 305 295 4369


April 02 to April 22,  in Key West
Royal Opening for Mosaic Project
April 02 to April 22
The public is invited to a festive Opening Reception from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at Royal Furniture in Searstown. The Connections Project is the Florida Keys Council of the Arts' moveable feast of small canvases comprising a 24-foot mosaic mural of six-by-six-inch fine art works representing almost all media. The 2015 exhibition season offers two Key West showings, including a later show in May. The mosaic will be on display at Royal Furniture until April 22.
Contact: (305) 295-4369
Email: director@keysarts.com

April 04 to November 30,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
April 04 to November 30
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.
Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718; Doris 305-295-6601
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

April 15 to May 01,  in Key West
On the Rock Productions presents: Roshambo
April 15 to May 01
What if one game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" split your life into different directions, creating new parallel timelines? The people of Stock Island are about to find out that every game you play has consequences. Audiences delight in this original play exploring alternate timelines on Stock Island. Held at the Key West Theater. Showtime is at 8 p.m.; show dates are April 15-16, 18, 21-25, 28-30, May 1.
Contact: Box office 305-295-7676


April 17 to April 26,  in Key West
33rd Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration
April 17 to April 26
With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic's 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.
Contact: 305-296-0213


April 20 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Fortunes Made & Lost in the Florida Keys
April 20
Free and open to the public, a powerpoint presentation crafted by the late professor, archeologist and historian Irving Eyster is to explore the Keys' rich history of many of the industries and businesses from the 1800s through today. Starts at 6:30 p.m., at Island Community Church, MM 83.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940


April 22 ,  in Key West
Kathy Griffin Performs at Tennessee Williams Theatre
April 22
Two-time Emmy winner, Grammy-winner, NY Times bestselling author, Guinness Book of World Record holder, 2009's GLAAD Vanguard recipient, 2011 Trevor Project Life Award honoree, and IAVA's 2013 Leadership in Entertainment Honoree, Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with rapid fire wit. Griffin is to perform at the southernmost city's Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd.
Contact: Box office 305-295-7676


April 22 ,  in Key West
Celebrate Earth Day at Key West Turtle Museum
April 22
Key West Turtle Museum will host a free Earth Day 2015 celebration from 12pm to 4pm. The public is invited to tour the Turtle Museum and meet local conservation groups, including the Turtle Hospital, the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Key West Sea Turtle Club. Key West Turtle Museum at the historic Key West Bight. 200 Margaret Street.
Email: rjtomlinson@mfmm.org

April 23 to April 25,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: Air Heart with Mara Neimanis
April 23 to April 25
Combining intense physicality and raw charisma, Neimanis began as a trapeze artist and is reinventing physical theater. Here she performs on a spinning steel sculpture, channeling the life of Amelia Earhart, who famously disappeared over the South Pacific while attempting to become the first woman pilot to circumvent the globe. Show starts 8 p.m.
Contact: Tickets 305-296-0458
Email: info@tskw.org

April 23 to April 26,  in Key West
Fringe Theater Key West presents: The Conch Republic!
April 23 to April 26
The SMASH HIT returns for the third year! The musical recounts the battle between the Feds and the Conchs over a roadblock that threatened Key West's tourist business. Performances at 8 p.m., at The San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street.
Contact: 786-529-2281


April 24 to April 26,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Spring Classic
April 24 to April 26
A new, family-formatted boat tournament that is to feature nine target gulf and backcountry 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 10.
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868
Email: islamoradafishingclassics@aol.com

April 24 to April 26,  in Key Largo
Hooked Up Invitational
April 24 to April 26
Presented by Ocean Reef Club, the inaugural event features a unique twist: 12 boats, 12 master chefs and 12 celebrities are getting Hooked Up for $500,000 in prizes. Target species are sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado and kingfish, Visit website for details.
Email: joan@uncommoncp.com

April 25 ,  in Islamorada
Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park; Young Musicians Concert
April 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
Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: heinerdonna@yahoo.com

April 25 ,  in Big Pine
20th Annual Earth Day at Bahia Honda State Park
April 25
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., attendees can enjoy live music, food and family fun. Local environmental groups are to have exhibits, two marine life touch tanks and interactive activities. Create a fish print wall hanging or bring a t-shirt or tote bag to print, or join face painting, a sand sculpture contest and children's games. Call the Bahia Honda Sand and Sea Nature Center for details.
Contact: 305-872-9807


April 25 ,  in Key Largo
Friends of Key Largo Cultural Center presents: Key to Comedy
April 25
Enjoy improv as only the Sick Puppies Comedy troupe can provide! Show starts 7 p.m., Murray Nelson Cultural Center, mile marker (MM) 102. Tickets $15, available at First State Bank locations, MM 97 and MM 81.


April 29 ,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center presents: “Keeping Them Flying in the Keys”
April 29
The public is invited to join a presentation with Ian Martin, environmental educator at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center. The History & Discovery Center opens at 5 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. Light appetizers and a cash bar are available. Cost is $25 and includes admission to the Discovery Center. Lectures are free to members of the Keys History & Discovery Center.
Contact: 305-922-2237
Email: info@keysdiscovery.com

April 29 to May 16,  in Key Largo
Key Players presents: "Red White and Tuna"
April 29 to May 16
Audiences will enjoy this rollicking comedy about "the third smallest" town in Texas as Tuna residents convene for a high school reunion over the Fourth of July. Performance is to be staged at Key Largo's Lions Club at 99353 Overseas Highway, MM 99 oceanside.
Contact: 305-453-0997


April 29 to May 23,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Venus in Fur
April 29 to May 23
This smash Broadway hit is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex that's guaranteed to mesmerize. An actress comes late to an audition for a less-than impressed director, but she soon turns the session into a tango for dominance.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com

April 29 to May 16,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Me and Jezebel
April 29 to May 16
When Bette Davis shows up at a Connecticut household, her one-night stay turns into a month of hilarious chaos. "The story is delightful, the writing is entertaining, and what comes out of Bette's mouth is priceless." (New York Post) Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org

April 30 to May 03,  in Key West
Key West Paddleboard Classic
April 30 to May 03
During this ocean paddleboard race, participants enjoy a challenging 12-mile course over crystal blue waters, circling Key West through scenic mangroves, passing by the Historic Seaport district and more. The race around Key West is open to paddlers on standup paddleboards, prone boards, outrigger canoes, dory boats, surf skis and kayaks. Other weekend beach and paddling activities are planned.
Contact: Sue Cooper 305-304-4259
Email: sue@lazydog.com

Calendar of Events for April
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All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.

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