Here Is the Complete List of What We Are Doing in the Florida Keys This Week!

The Upper Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo


Feb. 9, 2017
Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Weekly Matinee Movie Series
“Key Largo.” A hurricane swells outside, but it’s nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) holes up – and holds at gunpoint hotel owner Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall), her invalid father-in-law (Lionel Barrymore) and ex-GI Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart). Released in 1948, this movie was not actually shot in Key Largo. Not rated. Movie start time is 2 p.m. Free for members, non-members is $5. For an additional $6, non-members can arrive early and enjoy the museum’s many exhibits. The Discovery Center is located at MM 82, on the property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost.

Feb. 11, 2017
Layton Garden Club’s Annual Flea Market
Suzanne Murchie 305-849-0149
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy a pancake breakfast then browse and buy island treasures, baked goods, crafts and art. There is something for everyone, the flea market is located at the flashing light in Layton, MM 68.5. Layton Garden Club raises monies for Keys-based charities.

Feb. 12, 2017 – Feb. 13, 2017
Islamorada Bartenders Sailfish Ope
This fun day of fishing is only for actively employed bartenders and restaurant employees. Trophies are awarded to individual anglers as well as the bar a team represents, with the huge perpetual trophy going to the winners along with bragging rights for the whole year.


The Middle Keys, Marathon

Feb. 1, 2017 – Feb. 22, 2017
Marathon Branch of Monroe County Public Library presents: Free Movie Series
The February theme is “Cinematheque,” a free movie series every Wednesday night. February is Black History Month. Join us for the viewing on the large screen in the Community Room at 6 p.m., to be followed by a discussion. Free popcorn. Month’s schedule: Wed. Feb. 1, “A Raisin in the Sun”; Wed., Feb. 8, “Soul of the Game”; Wed., Feb. 15, “The Intruder”; Wed., Feb. 22, “Invictus.” The Marathon Public Library is at 3251 Overseas Highway, oceanside, Marathon.

Feb. 11, 2017
Fitness for a Cause: Paws in the Park
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. Registrants donating $40 or more receive a FKSPCA T-Shirt. All registrants are to receive a free raffle ticket for chance to with a $100 Plaza Grill restaurant Grand Prize certificate.

The Lower Keys, Big Pine Keys and Key West


Jan. 24, 2017 – Feb. 11, 2017
Waterfront Playhouse presents: The Trip to Bountiful
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.

Feb. 2, 2017 – Feb. 27, 2017
Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS
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.

Feb. 3, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2017
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 onlin

Feb. 4, 2017 – Feb. 12, 2017
Key West Gallery presents: The Collected Works of Peter Max
With paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, Peter Max and his vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary culture. Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist and the United States “Painter Laureate.” The artist has had the distinct honor of painting the last seven Presidents of the United States and the world’s best loved celebrities, among them the young sensation Taylor Swift. Three scheduled Meet the Artist receptions, Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 pm; and Feb. 12, from 1-3 p.m. RSVP required.

Feb. 7, 2017 – Feb. 8, 2017
Poor Girls Sailfish Tournament
Sharon 305-664-2012
A large regional charity competition that typically draws more than 200 anglers, the challenge offers ten trophies, including first-, second- and third-place teams, grand champion and runner-up grand champion anglers. Entry fee includes fishing, kick-off party and awards banquet. Poor Girls events are held in conjunction with Casting for Cats, a volunteer group who freely gives time and support for the feral cats of the Upper Keys. The non-profit charity donates all the money raised for stays in the Upper Keys at the spay/neuter clinic and caring for feral cats. Female anglers compete for awards in numerous categories and divisions (bait, artificial and fly).

Feb. 10, 2017
Key West Theater presents: Comedian Shane Mauss
Comedian Shane Mauss is touring around the country with a comedy show about psychedelics. Part stand-up, part storytelling, and part Ted talk combine for a unique, informative, and funny comedy show.

Feb. 11, 2017
Key West Theater presents: Colin Hay
Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work. His new solo album, Next Year People, is the work of an artist who is a true master of his craft. The album is full of quizzical, curious, and cynical yet open-hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics.

Feb. 11, 2017 – Feb. 12, 2017
GardenFest: The Green Market Place
A giant plant sale offers visitors the opportunity to peruse a wide array of native and exotic tropical plants, earth-based art and healthy living vendors. Enjoy a perfect day in the Garden where organic and healthy food vendors as well as a beer and wine bar will be available in the Courtyard along with the talents of local musicians. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is located at 5210 College Road.

Feb. 12, 2017
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff’s Animal Farm
Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
Looking for a fun place to take the kids? The Sheriff’s Animal Farm is open 1 – 3 p.m. Bring the family and come visit the many animals at the farm. It is free of charge, but donations are welcomed because that is how the farm is sustained. The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters complex. Open house is held the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

Feb. 12, 2017
Key West Theater presents: The Outlaws
For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre.

Feb. 14, 2017
Key West Theater presents: Puddles Pity Party
Puddles gives an emotive performance that resonates with all kinds of folks. There’s something about a giant sad singing clown that continues garnering rave reviews around the world.

Feb. 14, 2017
34th Annual Wesley House Valentine’s Day Gala
This signature fundraiser features some of Key West’s most talented performing artists, the island’s largest silent auction, open bar, dancing, and an elegant and abundant dinner buffet. The Theme this year is Hat’s Off to Edith (Amsterdam) and Good Knight Edward. Located at Curry Mansion Inn, 511 Caroline Street 6:30-9:30 p.m. VIP tickets also available. Purchase tickets online.

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