Everything There is to Do This Week in the Florida Keys….

The Florida Keys

Mar. 11, 2017 – Mar. 18, 2017  Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges Outdoor Fest
Enjoy a week of action-packed days of outdoor adventures and hands-on activities, including guided birding and nature walks, historical bike rides, kayak excursions, art and photography workshops and more. Co-sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of Refuges and the Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges. Family fun fairs are to be scheduled for Key Largo and the Lower Keys

The Upper Keys: Islamorada and Key Largo


Mar. 7, 2017 – Mar. 10, 2017 Jim Bokor’s Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish & Redfish Shootout
Betsy Bullard 305-587-1460
Anglers vie for top-honor trophies for catches of bonefish and redfish in this newly formatted event, appealing to a broader spectrum of anglers. Divisions in the tournament’s new format include bait, artificial and fly. Awards also are to be given for total release points for each species and to the high-point angler for each day. An overall grand champion is to be named for both bonefish and redfish in the three categories.

Mar. 8, 2017 – May. 24, 2017 -Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Bloodline Mini-Binge
Each Wednesday the Center is to host a weekly Bloodline mini-binge, showing two episodes at 2 p.m., from seasons 1 & 2 of the popular Netflix original series. Free for members, non-members $5. Theater has limited seating (35).

Mar. 8, 2017 – Mar. 11, 2017  Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship
Hosted by Jimmy Johnson, two-time Super Bowl winning coach and former head coach at the University of Miami, this prestigious billfish championship benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a South Florida-based cancer-related research, diagnosis and treatment facility. All anglers on the winning boat receive authentic, custom-designed Jimmy Johnson’s NBC Championship rings.

Mar. 11, 2017  Matecumbe Historical Trust presents “29 Points of Interest” Historic Trolley Tour
Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940
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.

The Middle Keys- Marathon

Mar. 8, 2017 – Mar. 29, 2017

305-743-5156   The Marathon Branch of Monroe County Public Library announces the March theme for Cinematheque, the free film series every Wednesday night: Commies! 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. The schedule: Wed., March 8, “Trumbo”; Wed., March 15, “One of the Hollywood Ten”; Wed., March 22, “Thirteen Days”; Wed., March 29, “Path to War.” The Marathon Public Library is at 3251 Overseas Highway, Oceanside.

Mar. 9, 2017 – Apr. 8, 2017  Marathon Community Theater presents: Cabaret
Leave your troubles outside: In Here Life is Beautiful! Come to our raucous Kit Kat Klub in 1930 Berlin where the Emcee welcomes you to forget your troubles at the Cabaret. Come hear the music play: Cabaret, Mien Herr, Money Song, Maybe this Time.

Mar. 10, 2017 – Mar. 22, 2017  Arts Council Presents the Fifth Annual Connections Project 2017 Tour
The Connections Project innovative road show continues with a reception at the Shady Palm Gallery featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. The exhibit is open to the public. The large-scale mosaic mural features art by almost 400 Florida Keys residents and is touring the island chain to celebrate the connection between the community and local cultural initiatives.

Mar. 11, 2017 – Mar. 12, 2017  Original Marathon Seafood Festival
One of the middle Keys’ signature family events, delicacies from the waters of the Florida Keys highlight this annual munch-fest at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Sponsored by Organized Fishermen of Florida and Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Live music, vendor booths, sweets, treats and beverages make for a delectable weekend. An open-air boat show is to be staged at entrance to the festival.

The Lower Keys-  Key West

Mar. 2, 2017 – Mar. 31, 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.

Mar. 3, 2017 – Mar. 27, 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 online.

Mar. 7, 2017 Key West Theater presents: Marc Cohn
Joined by an all-star band, Marc will be performing his Grammy-winning record in its entirety, from start to finish. From the iconic opening track “Walking In Memphis,” to the album closer “True Companion,” fans will hear a sequence of songs that have surely stood the test of time.

Mar. 10, 2017 Studios of Key West presents: Ben Pegg and Kyla Piscopink
Local talents Kyla Piscopink and Ben Pegg join forces for a night of original music and choreography. The innovative founder of Dance Key West, Kyla tells stories through a combination of structured movement and improvisation. Ben Pegg’s smooth vocals recall the late Jeff Buckley and his virtuosic guitar playing is rightly compared to Michael Hedges and Stanley Jordan.

Mar. 11, 2017  Ninth Annual Plein Air Key West
(305) 294-1241
The painting day is begins at 8 a.m. at the Art Center where the artist/participants’ canvases are stamped before heading out to paint at the location of their choice. The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments at the Happy Hour Show & Sale from 5 – 7 p.m. and share in the excitement when the first, second and third place winners are announced and cash prizes are awarded at 6:15 p.m. All paintings created that day will be on display and for sale that evening and the following week.

Mar. 12, 2017  Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Intersection Trio
The typical Intersection program is an irresistible blend of classical, jazz. Latin, Broadway/film music, vital new commissions and the group’s own original compositions and arrangements. Show starts 4 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.

Mar. 13, 2017 – Mar. 16, 2017  March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament
A charity flats-and-fly-only tournament with a twist – in addition to catch and release, anglers earn extra points for tagging their caught fish. Held at the Key West Yacht Harbor Marina on Stock Island.

Mar. 15, 2017 – Mar. 25, 2017 Fringe Theater presents: The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical play about a family trapped by love and circumstances. Fierce commitment, stifling expectations, and burgeoning sexuality drive this Pulitzer Prize winning play. Presented in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, produced annually by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit in Key West. Performances at 7 p.m., March 15-18 and 22-25 at Parish Hall behind St Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval Street.


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