Spectacular Florida Keys Happenings with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts Villas & Marinas

 

 

HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys!

 

Join us this week for a whole host of activities in the Keys…Stone Crab Season, theater and Round and Square dancing, among other activities-  this weeks happenings in the Florida Keys!

 

 

 

The Florida Keys / October 15 – May 15

Stone Crab Season

Those succulent claws, brought to shore fresh daily from the waters surrounding the Florida Keys, will drip with mustard dip on the chins of hungry locals and visitors. A series of food festivals during the season celebrate the sustainable seafood resource throughout the Keys.

 

 

 

The Upper Keys:

In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has two exclusive locations -Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn

Islamorada / January 3 – March 27

Long Key Squares presents: Tuesday Round and Square Dancing

For residents and visitors who simply want to enjoy dancing, the nonprofit Long Key Squares continues a 30-year tradition, where square dance attire is not required … but your attendance is desired! Held at Outdoor Resorts, mile marker 66, 65821 Overseas Highway, on Tuesday nights from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Lessons are also held for both beginners and plus dancers on Sundays from 2-4 p.m.
Contact: Joanne Prince 305-664-4060
Email: sylken-solutions@verizon.net

 

Key Largo / January 10 – 19

Uncorked … the Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival

Come on down to the Florida Keys and 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 culinary events, cooking demonstrations, themed wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows and the Festival Finale ‘A Grand Tasting.’ What better reason to ‘Uncork’ and unwind in the Florida Keys.
Contact: Sue Finney 305-394-3736
Email: foodandwine@fkrm.com

 

Islamorada / January 10 – 19

Uncorked … the Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival

Come on down to the Florida Keys and 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 culinary events, cooking demonstrations, themed wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows and the Festival Finale ‘A Grand Tasting.’ What better reason to ‘Uncork’ and unwind in the Florida Keys.
Contact: Sue Finney 305-394-3736
Email: foodandwine@fkrm.com

 

The Middle Keys:

In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon

 

Marathon / January 5 – 28

“Tropical Impressions” Group Art Show

Eight local artists present their tropically-themed, original works for view and purchase in the main gallery of The Marathon Community Theater (MM 49.5, oceanside) during the production of “The Dixie Swim Club.” Art can be viewed and purchased before curtain and during intermissions each show date, including before a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Jan. 15. Open-gallery dates are also set between Jan. 19-28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun, with an artist to welcome guests. The ever-popular art raffle tickets are also to be available. All artwork in the gallery is open to the public to view and purchase.
Contact: 305-743-0994
Email: juliejoyce2@yahoo.com

 

Marathon / January 11

Marathon Community Theater presents: Gordon Ross Cabaret

One of the Florida Keys’ most celebrated vocalists, Gordon Ross is bringing his latest cabaret show to the MCT stage for the first time. Enjoy fine melodies, jazz, blues, pop and contemporary music. Visit website for more information and tickets.
Contact: 305-743-0994
Email: gm@marathontheater.org

 

Marathon / January 12 – 13

Music Video Festival

Conch Records presents a full two days of live music from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days at the Marathon Community Park amphitheater. Music videos of performing artists and bands are to be recorded and produced during the event. Admission is $5 per person each day, or free for individuals wearing an event t-shirt. Vendor booths are to have food and beverages available; clowns and face painting for the kids.
Contact: Cliff 305-587-9830
Email: cliff@ConchRecords.com

 

 

 

 

The Lower Keys:

In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals


Key West / January 01 to December 31

Gay Key West Trolley Tour

Enjoy a fabulous tour of Key West…with a twist. A gay twist that is! Get a unique tour of Key West and learn about our colorful history that includes the famous and the infamous. Departs from the City Hall Parking Lot, located on the corner of Angela and Simonton. Tickets $25. Can be purchased ONLINE or at the trolley, our G&L Visitor Center (located at 513 Truman), and many of our distinguished gay and lesbian guest houses.

Key West / December 1 – March 23

17th Annual Sculpture Key West

This stunning art exhibit showcases the work of leading contemporary sculptors at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and the Key West Garden Club at West Martello Tower. Twenty-three contemporary sculptures and two performances are planned to enhance the land and seascapes around two historic Civil War-era forts. Among the projected highlights of the 2012/2013 exhibition are a steel and wood skeletal structure that is part animal, ship, airplane and sleigh, a massive monumental concrete relic of a shell from a world unknown, a mysterious array of manhole covers that seem to melt in the sun and the long awaited Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail Unicycle Tour! Visit Web site for more information.
Contact: 305-295-2800
Email: info@sculpturekeywest.com

 

Key West / December 13 – January 12

Red Barn Theatre presents: Oil City Symphony

In this fun, knee-slapping musical, four graduates of Oil City High return to their alma mater to honor their music teacher. Be prepared to do the Hokey-Pokey! Remember … it’s hip to be square. Visit website for show times and tickets.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: info@redbarntheatre.com

 

Key West / December 18 – January 12

Waterfront Playhouse presents: Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps

“The 39 Steps,” Broadway’s longest running comedy, is a giddy display of theatrical invention, in which 4 actors create over 150 characters to portray Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece. Winner of the Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk “Best Play” Awards. Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org

Big Pine & the Lower Keys / January 1 – 15

Artists in Paradise Gallery presents: VaEtta Baldwin

VeEtta Baldwin is the new window showcase artist, displaying her “Art in the Square” work in the front window of the Artists in Paradise Gallery in the Winn Dixie Plaza on Big Pine Key. There will be watercolors and scratch art on clayboard. More of VeEtta’s artwork is displayed on two separate walls inside the gallery which is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Stop in to browse several artwork pieces from Florida Keys artists.
Contact: Dale Malone 305-872-9404

 

Key West / January 10 – 20

31st Annual Key West Literary Seminar

The 2013 seminar includes two independent sessions (Jan. 10-13 & 17-20) exploring the theme “Writers on Writers.” Sessions spotlight the life and work of literary icons like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, John Cheever and Ernest Hemingway under the guidance of the contemporary writers and scholars who know them best. Writing workshops are scheduled Jan. 13-17.
Contact: 888-293-9291

 

Key West / January 11

South Florida Symphony presents: Natasha Paremski

A performance by Russian-born pianist Natasha Paremski is to highlight the South Florida Symphony’s Key West concert set for 8 p.m., titled “Epic Heroes and Their Goddesses,” the concert is part of the symphony’s 15th anniversary season and takes place at the Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Road. Paremski is to display her keyboard mastery on Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program also includes the symphonic poem “Macbeth” by Richard Strauss, “Pohjola’s Daughter, A Symphonic Fantasy” by Jean Sibelius and “Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire” by Claude Debussy. Tickets are available at keystix.com, priced at $25 to $75 per person depending on seat location.

 

Key West / January 12 – 20

“Writers/Artists” Exhibit

During the 31st Annual Key West Literary Seminar, enjoy the exhibit “Writers/Artists” at The Gallery on Greene St. The exhibit is scheduled to open with a Cafe con Leche/Cuban Guava pastry dessert after lunch at 1 p.m. on Saturday the 12th. Many of the living Key West Writers/Artists are to be in attendance, including Annie Dillard and Phyllis Rose, among others. Original works from the gallery’s collection will include Key West Pulitzer Prize Winners such as Tennessee Williams, Annie Dillard, Jeff MacNelly, Mike Peters and others.
Contact: 305-304-2323

 

Big Pine & the Lower Keys / January 12

No Name Race

Join a 5K/Walk & Run that benefits the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. The ninth 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. Advance registration $20, $25 day of event. Children under 15, only $10. Registration forms and more information are available online.
Contact: 305-743-5452

 

Key West / January 12

Bone Island Triathlon

A full and half iron distance triathlon in the southernmost city. Individuals and relay teams can participate in this USA Triathlon-sanctioned event. The minimum age allowed for participation in the Bone Island Full is 18 years of age. The minimum age allowed for participation in the Bone Island Half is 15 years of age. Visit website for complete course and registration details.
Email: info@boneislandtri.com

 

Key West / January 13

Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West presents the Harlem Quartet

Located at at St. Paul’s Church on Duval Street, this event features the internationally known foursome that demonstrates its versatility on strings when the 4 p.m. performance begins with Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15, and is followed up with compositions by jazz legends like Chick Corea and Billy Strayhorn. Each of these artists has had fascinating solo careers, but in tandem they have traveled around the world, from New York to South Africa, where they toured and performed under the auspices of the U.S. State Department. Since debuting in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has held residencies and participated in foreign exchange programs; performed in chamber music series and festivals throughout the US and collaborated with distinguished musicians, such as violinist Itzhak Perlman, jazz greats Chick Corea and Gary Burton, as well as pianist Misha Dichter, with whom the Harlem Quartet will make a Kennedy Center debut shortly after its performance in Key West. Tickets are $20 per person, students free. Available at St. Paul’s Church door an hour before the concert or online at here.
Contact: Barbara Bowers 305-294-9677

 

Key West / January 13

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center presents: Free Environmental Films Series

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to enjoy free environmentally-themed documentary films every Sunday through March 31, 2013 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. Each Sunday, doors to the center will open at 1 p.m. and sanctuary staff will show documentaries at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the center’s theater. These award-winning documentaries address environmental topics including climate change, marine debris, energy efficiency and resource protection. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road, on the Truman Waterfront next to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Today’s topics: 2 p.m. “YERT – Your Environmental Road Trip” (Media Changing Media, 113 minutes) and 4 p.m. “No Impact Man” (Oscillscope Laboratories, 93 minutes)
Contact: Movie-line 305-809-4755

 

 

These are some of my favorite happenings this week and next in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us …

 

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