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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 13 to March 30,  in Key Largo
25th Annual Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture Series
January 13 to March 30
The annual "Delicate Balance of Nature" lecture series, sponsored by Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, is to consist of 12 presentations and, each offered on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Visitor Center, MM 102.5 oceanside. This year's topics range from shipwrecks and lighthouses to vultures, the Key Largo woodrat and lionfish. Visit website for schedule. Doors open at 7 p.m. There is no charge to enter the park to attend the lectures.
Contact: Elena Muratori (305) 451-1202


January 20 to December 21,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: Immerse Yourself! 2016 Lecture Series
January 20 to December 21
Celebrate the museum's 10th anniversary by attending a free lecture series held at the museum, located at MM 82.9, every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Adventurers from treasure hunters to aquanauts help tell the story of mankind's attempts to explore, understand and venture under the sea. The evening lectures are informal, informative and provide a valuable educational resource at the museum, an acclaimed facility dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of relics and artifacts related to diving and its heritage.
Contact: 305-664-9737


January 26 to May 24,  in Islamorada
Monthly Brewmaster Dinner
January 26 to May 24
Join Cheeca Lodge & Spa and Florida Keys Brewing Co., one of the only local breweries in Islamorada, for a monthly Brewmaster Dinner, pairing local craft brews with a 6-course tasting menu from Cheeca Executive Chef Daniel Dalton. $99/person plus tax and gratuity. Open to both resort guests and non-guests. Dinner at 7 p.m., dates are the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Contact: (305) 517-4447
Email: spatel@cheeca.com

February 03 to February 19,  in Key Largo
'Connections Project' Mural Debuts to Inspire Cultural Connection
February 03 to February 19
A 24-foot-long mosaic mural featuring work created by nearly 400 Florida Keys-based artists is touring the island chain to celebrate the connection between the community and local cultural initiatives. The public can view the project at the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center in Key Largo. Titled "A Mosaic of the Keys," it is to remain on display there until Feb. 19 before appearing in five other "road show" exhibitions throughout the Keys.


February 08 to March 12,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Buyer and Cellar
February 08 to March 12
An out-of-work actor gets hired by Barbra Streisand to be the clerk in her Malibu estate's basement arcade where only Babs herself is the buyer.
Contact: 305-296-9911


February 12 to February 15,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Skivvies
February 12 to February 15
Back at the Red Barn with a NEW SHOW. One of the hottest cabaret acts EVER in New York!
Contact: 305-296-9911


February 14 to February 15,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Bartenders Sailfish Open
February 14 to February 15
This fun one day of sail fishing is only for actively employed bartenders and restaurant employees. Trophies are awarded for individual anglers as well as the bars a team represents, with the huge perpetual trophy going to the winners along with bragging rights for the whole year.
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868
Email: ditournaments@aol.com

February 15 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Mel Fisher's Search & Recovery of the Atocha
February 15
Enjoy an audio-visual presentation by Mel Fisher Treasures' Onett Johnson. Atocha artifacts are to be on display. A free lecture open to the public, held at Islamorada's Island Community Church, MM 83. Starts 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940
Email: info@matecumbehistoricaltrust.com

February 16 ,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum's Free Lecture Series: The Search for the Spanish Pirate-Slaver Guerrero
February 16
On December 19, 1827, while attempting to sail to Cuba with 561 African captives, the Havana-based pirate slave ship Guerrero became engaged in battle with a British Royal Navy schooner; in the confusion both ships wrecked on a Florida Keys reef. In a bold, audacious move, many of the pirates escaped, but Guerrero was a total loss and never sailed again. Enjoy an overview of the ship's fascinating history and outline today's efforts to locate and document its remains on the sea floor. Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, lecture is presented in the courtyard, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Chairs are provided on a first come first serve basis.
Contact: 305-294-2633 ext 22
Email: cmalcom@mfmm.org

February 18 ,  in Key West
Walk on White Art Stroll
February 18
Held on the island city's White Street from Southard to United Streets on the third Thursday each month, from 6-9 p.m. The popular evening features exhibitions and receptions at several galleries, including this month's 30th anniversary celebration featuring new works at Harrison Gallery, opened in 1986 by sculptor Helen Harrison and her husband, Ben, a writer and musician.


February 18 ,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
February 18
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.


February 18 to March 05,  in Key West
Fringe Theater of Key West presents: The Lion in Winter
February 18 to March 05
In 1183 an aging King Henry II summons his imprisoned wife Eleanor of Aquitaine and three crown-seeking sons to a reunion to name his successor. Treachery and deception follow in this dynastic chess game. Show dates, times and tickets online. Performances at St Paul's Church Sanctuary, 401 Duval.
Contact: 305-707-4053


February 18 ,  in Big Pine
Grimal Grove presents: Scythian in Concert
February 18
Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays immigrant rock with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance rock concert experience. Tickets are $15 per person, buy in advance online. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show starts 6 p.m. Grimal Grove is located at 258 Cunningham Lane, Big Pine Key.


February 20 ,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Winter Concert Series with Robert Randolph
February 20
Featured performer is Robert Randolph and the Family Band, his accompanists, with Caffeine Carl. Randolph calls his "thing" really upbeat, uptempo, with great guitar riffs. Key West Theater located at 512 Eaton Street. Tickets available online.


February 20 ,  in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Sharks on the Prowl
February 20
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. Hunt for a meal in a game of Sharks on the Prowl. Discover why sharks don't go to the dentist! See what kind of sharks live in the Keys. 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

February 21 ,  in Key West
Monthly Artisan Market: Recycle-Upcycle
February 21
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 one Sunday each month, during season (thru April) outdoors at the Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton. Free family & pet friendly event.
Email: jill@dailyplan-it.net

February 21 ,  in Big Pine
17th Annual Island Grass Music Fest
February 21
Attendees can rock to music by renowned regional bands and entertainers as well as benefit Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys. The event is set for 1-6 p.m., at Boondocks Grille & Draft House, mile marker 27.5 on U.S. Highway 1. Free admission. Silent auctions, vendors with food & beverages and goods.


February 22 ,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Miami String Quartet
February 22
Their diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality has made the Miami String Quartet one of the most sought after quartets in chamber music today. 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.
Email: middlekeys@floridakeysconcerts.com

February 22 to March 07,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Conchs, Cowboys and Tales of Old Key West
February 22 to March 07
Back in the saddle again, Red Barn's most popular musical group features John Wells, Gary McDonald, Paul Cotton, Tom Murtha, George Halloran and some special guests! A rousing night of musical fun.
Contact: 305-296-9911


February 23 ,  in Islamorada
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Miami String Quartet
February 23
Their diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality has made the Miami String Quartet one of the most sought after quartets in chamber music today. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Performance at Island Community Church. Individual and season tickets available.
Email: middlekeys@floridakeysconcerts.com

February 23 ,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum's Free Lecture Series: History, Archaeology of Key West Turtling Industry
February 23
The long-running Key West turtling industry helped to shape the island's identity and economy for over 150 years, but it was done at an unsustainable cost to Keys and Caribbean Green Sea Turtles. The story of this unique business is examined through historical research, oral history, and the archaeological excavation of the Key West Turtle Kraals. Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, lecture is presented in the courtyard, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Chairs are provided on a first come first serve basis.
Contact: 305-294-2633 ext 22
Email: cmalcom@mfmm.org

February 25 to March 06,  in Key Largo
Shrek, The Musical
February 25 to March 06
Enjoy an evening with the tribe of fairy tale misfits in this adapted-for-the-stage production that has had successful runs in the UK and U.S. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. matinee, at Coral Shores High School Performing Arts Center, MM 89.9. Tickets sold online.
Email: boxoffice@thekeyplayers.org

February 25 ,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: One Thousand and One Nights
February 25
Enjoy a program including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade," inspired by Middle Eastern and Indian tales, with Mexican-American violinist Elena Urioste showcasing her artistry in Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. Key West performances take place at the Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Road on the campus of Florida Keys Community College. Pre-concert chat 6:45 p.m., concert begins 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Tickets 305-295-7676


February 26 to February 27,  in Islamorada
Spring Backcountry Fly Championship Series
February 26 to February 27
Tournament anglers are to compete to catch the most inches of snook and redfish on fly in a competition where one inch equals one point. Awards are to be given for grand champion, runner-up to grand champion, and largest snook, and redfish. The field is limited to 30 boats.


February 26 to February 28,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Winter Classic
February 26 to February 28
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 27 ,  in Key West
World Sword Swallower's Day at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
February 27
Sword swallowers will risk their lives when they "drop swords" at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world on February 27. 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. The show will start at 2 p.m. with an official worldwide "swallow" at 2:27 p.m. to coincide with the 2/27/16 date. Sword swallowing shows outside the museum are FREE. Regular admission is required for people wanting to tour the Odditorium.
Contact: 305-293-9939


February 27 ,  in Islamorada
Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park; Love is in the Air
February 27
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 a teddy bear picnic, pet parade (bring your dog!) and flowers for the audience in honor of Sadie Hawkins Day.
Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: heinerdonna@yahoo.com

February 27 ,  in Key Largo
36th Annual Garden Walk 2016
February 27
This unique tour showcases the beautiful private garden properties in the Upper Keys. The event also is to include a private garden tea party with live music, artisans, plant sales, original art, refreshments and more.
Email: jbirdsfly@aol.com

February 27 to February 28,  in Key West
Old Island Days Art Festival
February 27 to February 28
The 51st 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 28 ,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Badke String Quartet
February 28
Show starts 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Formed in 2002 and widely recognized as one of Britain 's finest string quartets, the Quartet has received widespread acclaim for its energetic and vibrant performances.


Calendar of Events for February
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