“Happenings” For This Week in the Florida Keys

 This Week in the Florida Keys- January 19-29

Florida Keys Events Calendar

The Florida Keys is teeming with cultural, historical, family and community events. Life in the Keys is celebrated and honored with events ranging from seafood festivals, regattas and fishing tournaments to bridge runs, art exhibits and outdoor concerts. Here, you will find a unique activity for all ages and interests. Search by month to find events for your next visit to the Florida Keys.

The Upper Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo 

  Jan. 28, 2017
Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series  1-800-448-7360
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. Each seminar location offers chances to win a trip to the Florida Keys!

Jan. 25, 2017 – Jan. 26, 2017 IFC Sailfish Tournament
Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, the event is the final leg of the three-pronged Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series and typically draws a 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.


The Middle Keys, Marathon

Jan. 12, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2017  Marathon Community Theater presents: The Hallelujah Girls  305-743-0994  From the authors of Golden Girls comes this hilarious and rollicking comedy of six feisty women who have taken over an abandoned church and made it into a day spa. Now, It’s the regular Friday meeting place where these women realize their time is precious and if they are going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now.

The Lower Keys, Big Pine Keys and Key West

Jan. 3, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2017 – Key West  Randy Roberts Live! Female impersonator extraordinaire Randy Roberts brings a one man, all live tribute to some famous and infamous women of stage and screen. A Key West tradition for 18 years. Join Randy for an evening with “Bette Midler”, “Cher”, and Randy’s signature lounge act. Hilarious comedy, gorgeous costumes, and voice that never fails to thrill! Open your eyes and mind and let yourself go with Randy Roberts LIVE! Show dates online.

Jan. 5, 2017 – Jan. 30, 2017 – Key West Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS  305-296-6706 A master of impersonations, both visually and vocally, with impeccable comic timing. The show is all LIVE, no lip-sync. Thrill to his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Cher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, even Lady GaGa. Show dates are online. Show times 9 p.m., at La te da 1125 Duval St.

Jan. 20, 2017 – Feb. 12, 2017
Red Barn Theatre presents: Murder for Two 305-296-9911
Everyone is suspect…one actor investigates the crime and the other plays all the suspects and the BOTH play the piano. A highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs, it’s a perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder in a witty, winking homage to old fashioned murder mysteries.

Jan. 21, 2017 – Jan. 22, 2017
Key West Kingfish Mayhe  Jimmy Wickett 954-605-8284
Big fish, big money! Come fish for some of the largest kingfish in Florida Keys waters in this new tournament. Fishing headquartered at Stock Island Marina. First prize could earn $15,000 cash, based on a 50-boat field.

Jan. 21, 2017
Key West Theater presents: Phil Vassar w. Shastina Chiles 305-985-0433
Billboard Country Songwriter Of The Year Phil Vassar continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics with infectious melodies. Best known for the chart toppers “In A Real Love” and “Just Another Day In Paradise,” Phil Vassar also hit the top ten with “Carlene,” “Last Day Of My Life,” “American Child,” “Six-Pack Summer,” “That’s When I Love You” and “Love Is A Beautiful Thing.” Key West resident Shastina Chiles plays her own solo, as well as duo gigs all over the Florida Keys.

Jan. 22, 2017
Performance at St. Paul’s presents: The Lopez/Tabor Duo Violinist Alfonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor present a varied program that comprises works from Bach and Beethoven to the 19th century Frenchman, Lalo, as well as some sparkling Hispanic compositions. Performance at St. Paul’s Church, 401 Duval St. Tickets $20.

Jan. 22, 2017 – Feb. 3, 2017
Conch Republic Cup, Key West Cuba Race Week 305-731-6219
The CRC is a historic race that started in 1997 with direct race to Varadero then expanded to Havana in 1999. The triangle race as it has been coined is a traditional race to Cuba that allows the racer to complete a triangle between KW and two Cuba cities – Varadero and Havana. The CRC is a non-profit organization with the mission to introduce as many of the US sailing community to Cuba as possible as well as revitalize racing in Cuba.

Jan. 23, 2017 – Jan. 30, 2017
Kelly McGillis Classic International Flag Football Championship 305-896-8678
Women and girls from around the world are to meet on the playing field for hard-fought sporting action. Each year, more than 26 teams from across the United States, Mexico, Central America, Sweden and India participate.

Jan. 24, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2017
Key-West-to-Cuba Theatrical Exchange (305) 985-0433
Key West Theater will present a full production of the Cuban play “Eclipse” by renowned Cuban playwright Jazz Vilá in English with Cuban actors, the first theatrical exchange to take place between America and Cuba in more than 50 years. “Eclipse” is a modern retelling of the classic play “Miss Julie” by August Strindberg, which uses the tool of reality television to contemporize the classic work.

Jan. 24, 2017 – Feb. 11, 2017
Waterfront Playhouse presents: The Trip to Bountiful 305-294-5015
American masterpiece about the universal pull that we all feel for “home.” Carrie Watts is an elderly widow, trapped in the tiny Houston apartment of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law, who wants to return to her hometown of Bountiful – one last time before she dies. With pension check in hand, she breaks free. Her journey is filled with humor and tenderness that’s both touching and life-affirming.

Jan. 25, 2017 – Jan. 29, 2017
Key West Food & Wine Festival 800-474-4319
Top chefs and restaurateurs display culinary creativity and the Keys’ indigenous cuisine in a flavorful schedule of events for food lovers. Highlights include the lively “Old Town Uncorked,” neighborhood wine strolls, food and wine pairings, intriguing seminars, winemaker dinner series and a grand tasting.

Jan. 26, 2017
South Florida Symphony presents: Ubermensch
Featuring violin soloist Tessa Lark, enjoy a Korngold concerto for violin and orchestra. Performance at 7:30 p.m., Florida Keys Community College, Tennessee Williams Theatre

Jan. 27, 2017 – Jan. 29, 2017
Fish for Jose!
Enjoy music, dinners, guest speakers, live auctions and more during this inaugural celebration of Jose Wejebe and his mission of giving back to the Florida Keys fishing community! This three-day event encourages the local community to take time to do something new and/or share a fishing experience with a friend—something that will help continue to spread Jose Wejebe’s mission of giving back. Additionally, both the Foundation and the event help carry on Jose’s legacy of making fishing dreams come true through organizations like Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Veterans Recreation Department of the Miami VA Hospital.

Jan. 28, 2017 – Jan. 29, 2017
32nd Annual Key West Craft Show 305-294-1243
Tens of thousands of attendees browse and buy among juried artisans and crafters who gather to display their talents at this popular outdoor festival on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town Key West.

Jan. 28, 2017
Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park: Country Western Jamboree 305-853-7294
A free concert held at the Murray Nelson Gov’t. & Cultural Center park, mile marker 102 bayside, featuring great music from America. Bring your hat and boots! Special appearance by the Key Players. Performance is outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band.

Jan. 29, 2017
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Ashu
Ashu has cultivated a pioneering career as the first and only full-time concert saxophone soloist. He has established an extraordinary ability to communicate with audiences around the world through his charismatic and emotive performance style. Show starts 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.

Jan. 29, 2017
26th Annual Al Mueller Golf Tournament Register (305) 294-5232
Join the Big Pine & Lower Keys Rotary for the 26th Annual Take Stock in Children (Al Mueller Memorial Classic) golf tournament at the Key West Golf Course. The format is a 4-person team best ball scramble. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Play starts at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per player. This includes 2 mulligans, 2 red tees and an awards luncheon at the end of the tournament. There will be hole prizes, raffle prizes and 50/50.

Jan. 29, 2017
23rd Annual Key West Master Chefs Classic 305-294-9526, ext 25
Local restaurants vie for top honors in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories. Attendees sample the culinary treats while judges pick the winners. The show is held from 4-7 p.m. at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina pier. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens.

Jan. 29, 2017
Key West Theater presents: The Ramble 305-985-0433
Key West musicians come together to perform in this exclusive concert experience: a celebratory night of live music featuring the best talent the southernmost island has to offer. Special guests include Dora Gholson, Carter Brothers, Pete & Wayne and Robert Douglas.



Whether you contemplate visiting the Keys for vacation or some of the many fishing and cultural activities going on all year around- anytime  you are in the Keys: Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall……

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