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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 February
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January 01 to August 31,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
January 01 to August 31
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: Doris Harris 305-923-5934
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

February 10 to February 24,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents "29 Points of Interest" Historic Trolley Tour
February 10 to February 24
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. Tour dates are Feb. 10, 17 & 24.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940


February 14 to March 03,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Undying Love, A Key West Musical
February 14 to March 03
Writer/musician/playwright Ben Harrison penned the definitive account of this true macabre love story in his nonfiction book, Undying Love, which earned him a spot in front of national audiences on the Howard Stern Show and This American Life. Originally performed at the Appelrouth Grill in 1999, Undying Love: The Musical distills the atmosphere of Key West in the 1930's, and perfectly melds the pathos of von Cosel's tale with Harrison's signature dry humor. Showtimes 8 p.m., check website for scheduled performances.


February 15 to February 24,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: The Gin Game, by DL Coburn
February 15 to February 24
Two feisty retirement community residents pass the time getting to know each other over a series of contentious card games. What's revealed surprises them both! Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize. Limited Seating. Shows 7p.m., 2/15-18, 2/21-24 at Key West Women's Club, 319 Duval St.
Contact: 305-731-0581


February 17 to March 03,  in Key Largo
Joe Cella Memorial Award, The Birds in Nature Art Show
February 17 to March 03
Joe Cella was a well-known and well-liked artist who specialized in woodcarvings of birds in nature. Awards in the art show include oil painting, acrylic and photography. Original art is to be displayed by members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles. Open to the public at Trade Winds Plaza, Public Library Community Room, MM 101.4 oceanside.


February 22 to March 10,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Hand to God
February 22 to March 10
Sesame Street meets The Exorcist in this outrageous comedy. Hand To God tells the story of an awkward Texas teen named Jason, who spends his afternoons at his local church, practicing for the Christian Puppet Ministry run by his widowed mother. All hell literally breaks loose, however, when Jason's puppet Tyrone takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play, Hand To God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind.
Contact: 305-294-5015


February 23 to February 24,  in Key West
Key West Garden Club Gardens Tour
February 23 to February 24
Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., both days, attendees can explore the oceanfront site at 1100 Atlantic Blvd. that has been the garden club's headquarters for more than a half-century. The bricks and archways of the Civil War--era fort are the backdrop for spectacular orchids and bromeliads, stands of black bamboo, indigenous plants, a peace garden and a dramatic new pool and fountain in addition to many other attractions.
Contact: Donna Farrow 410-544-2379
Email: dkfarrow@verizon.net

February 23 to February 24,  in Islamorada
Spring Backcountry Fly Championship Series
February 23 to February 24
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 24 ,  in Marathon
Fitness for a Cause: Paws in the Park
February 24
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.
Contact: 305-743-4800
Email: tara@fkspca.org

February 24 to February 25,  in Islamorada
Rotary Gigantic Nautical Flea Market
February 24 to February 25
Thousands of bargain hunters are expected to browse and buy fishing gear, rods, reels, line, lures and tools. Hours are 8AM - 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.


February 24 to February 25,  in Key West
53rd Annual Old Island Days Art Festival
February 24 to February 25
The 53rd 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 25 ,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Katona Twins
February 25
The identical twins Peter and Zolta?n Katona were born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1968, and began their musical education at the age of ten. As the Katona Twins they've put out nine CDs so far, covering a wide spectrum of music ranging from Mozart, Bach, and Scarlatti, to Queen, the Doors, and the Beatles They have deservedly become among the classical guitar world's musical "must see" performers. They have been called "A symphony for two, Twin Peaks of Classical Music." Show starts 4 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church.


February 26 to March 10,  in Key West
Red Barn Theater presents: Always ... Patsy Cline
February 26 to March 10
The story of Patsy Cline told through the eyes of her pen pal, Louise Seeger. One of the most-produced plays in America, this down home musical features many of Patsy's hits and is a tribute to her, her enduring  music, and to friendship. Featuring Christine Mild and Joy Hawkins. Show times and tickets online. Red Barn Theater is located at 319 Duval St.
Contact: 305-296-9911


February 26 ,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Fandango
February 26
A toe-tapping spicy mix of Latin, Spanish, Sephardic, Balkan, and classical sounds played on flute, violin, guitar and cello. Founded by four multi-award-winning, globe-trotting virtuosi who hail from Spain, Bosnia, UK and USA, they have played separately and together on the world's most prestigious stages. Show starts 7:30 PM, at Marathon High School, 350 Sombrero Road, (MM50). Tickets to be available online.


February 27 ,  in Islamorada
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Fandango
February 27
A toe-tapping spicy mix of Latin, Spanish, Sephardic, Balkan, and classical sounds played on flute, violin, guitar and cello. Founded by four multi-award-winning, globe-trotting virtuosi who hail from Spain, Bosnia, UK and USA, they have played separately and together on the world's most prestigious stages. Show starts 7:30 PM, at Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway (MM83). Tickets to be available online.


February 28 ,  in Key West
Sunset Green Event Lawn presents: Michael McDonald
February 28
With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes and personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world's most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. Hailing from St. Louis, McDonald arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, honing his talents as a studio musician before becoming an integral part of Steely Dan. In the mid-'70s McDonald was invited to join the Doobie Brothers as the band redefined their sound with McDonald serving as singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as "Takin' It To The Streets," "It Keeps You Runnin'," "Minute By Minute" and "What A Fool Believes." Sunset Green Event Lawn is a brand new multipurpose event space located at The 24 North Hotel in Key West.
Contact: Tickets 410.268.4545


February 28 to April 09,  in Key West
Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration
February 28 to April 09
A kickoff party is to be staged at the home of the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit founders Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt Feb. 28, and the festival, a 6-week commemoration of the literary icon who lived on the island for thirty-four years, is to continue into April and boasts a full roster of writing and painting contests, film and poetry forums, curator tours of the Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Avenue, a March 26th birthday party for the playwright, and 2 one-act theatre productions of the Pulitzer-Prize-winner's work. Presented by the newly-merged Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit and the Key West Art & Historical Society.
Contact: Shawn Cowles 305.295.6616 ext 1


February 28 ,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: MW Series III, Beethoven and Vivaldi’s Expressions of Nature
February 28
Four Seasons is Vivaldi's best known work, consisting of four violin concerti, each giving a musical expression to a season. Beethoven publicly declared the Pastoral Symphony's 'extra musical' purpose: An Expression of Nature. Performance at 7:30 p.m., Tennessee Williams Theater, 5901 College Road.


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