Lots to do This Week in the Florida Keys

The Upper Keys: Islamorada and Key Largo

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).
305-922-2237

Mar. 30, 2017 – Sep. 4, 2017
History of Diving Museum: Spiegel Grove Exhibit
305-664-9737
Enjoy a special exhibit celebrating and honoring the Spiegel Grove, intentionally sunk 15 years ago off Key Largo. This exhibits highlights all who served on this great ship, missions it participated in, the efforts in preparing her for sinking and the environmental impact the artificial reef has had on the area. The exhibit is to be on display through Labor Day.

Apr. 8, 2017
Pirates on the Water presents Dolphin Hoedown
Janet 305-394-3178
Enjoy a fun, Western-themed benefit for Dolphins Plus Marina Mammal Responders. Live music, dancing, 50/50 raffle, sunset dolphin entertainment and more. Starts at 5:30 p.m., advance tickets $30 pp, $35 at the event. Located at Dolphins Plus bayside, MM 101.9.


The Middle Keys- Marathon
The Marathon Library Turns 55!


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.
305-743-0994

The Lower Keys-  Key West

Mar. 28, 2017 – Apr. 15, 2017
  Red Barn Theatre presents: Camping with Henry and Tom  305-296-9911


Bristling with humor, this delightful play is fictionally based on a 1921 camping trip taken by Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and President Warren G. Harding. An easygoing satire of politics and history, it draws upon quotes and biographies to paint a realistic and far-from-sugar-coated picture of this trio, whose private personas often differed from the exemplary personalities known to the public.

Apr. 7, 2017 – Apr. 9, 2017
  Key West Fishing Tournament  Kickoff
 305-294-8843

Traditionally, 15 target species and $5,000 in cash prizes await anglers. Participants vie for cash awards for catching the heaviest dolphin, kingfish, cobia, blackfin tuna, mackerel, mutton snapper, wahoo, mangrove snapper and grunt. In addition, cash awaits boat teams that score the most releases of tarpon, permit, bonefish, barracuda, marlin and sailfish. Awards also are presented each year in the junior division for anglers under age 15.

Apr. 8, 2017 Migration Mania & Great Egg Hunt

Age groups compete to find the hidden prize-filled eggs, including the special golden one. Kids enjoy games, arts & crafts, Nancy Forrester’s exotic birds, butterflies from the Butterfly Conservatory, and a “selfie” corner with costumes. Of course, there will be a native plant sale, bounce house, prize drawings, and refreshments. Member families and children under 3 are admitted free; non-members are $5 per child over age 3 (their adult companions are free). Event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road.

Apr. 8, 2017 Second Annual Putts for Paws Golf Tournament
 Register a Team:  305-743-4800

Have fun while helping support your local Florida Keys SPCA animal shelter! Tournament held at Boondocks Grille & Draft House, MM 27, Ramrod Key. Cash, prizes and trophies will be awarded, including a Grand Prize ($900 value) that features a 2-night stay at Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club, dinner for 2 at Lighthouse Grill, and spending cash. Teams of 2 can enter, for $80 through April 1. After 4/1, team registration fee is $100. Register online or contact the Marathon Campus of FKSPCA.

Apr. 1, 2017 – May. 4, 2017 Cuban Master Photographer Raúl Corrales Exhibit of Rare Hemingway and Cojimar Images at SALT Gallery
 Jeffrey Cardenas 305-664-4503

Cuba’s Master Photographer Raúl Corrales is best known for his profound images of the Cuban Revolution. But before the Revolution, Corrales embraced life in the tiny fishing village of Cojimar where Ernest Hemingway wrote of and fished for giant marlin. This rare portfolio of images, “Hemingway in Cuba,” will exhibit during the month of April at SALT Gallery in Key West. The work will be hosted by Saúl Corrales, son of the late photographer, and curated by the renowned critic and historian of Cuba’s photographic arts, Rafael Acosta. A special preview and reception will be held from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, April 1 at SALT Gallery’s 830 Fleming Street location.

Apr. 4, 2017 – Apr. 29, 2017
Key West Theater presents: Oklahoma Smith, A Choose Your Own Adventure Play
305-985-0433
This new version of the hit play by Michael Marrero and Chris Shultz gets the musical treatment. The plot: famed explorer Oklahoma Smith and his trusty sidekick Beanpole set out to find the lost Book of the Dead and save the world from the evil Mistress Nefarious. The twist: the audience chooses how scenes play out. Does Oklahoma fight the demon ninja or jump the chasm? You decide. Does he take on the gunfight or go get a lap dance? You decide. Reboot!

Apr. 6, 2017 – May. 12, 2017
 Arts Council Presents the Fifth Annual Connections Project 2017 Tour305.295.4369


The Connections Project innovative road show continues with a reception April 6-17 at Royal Furniture, and April 18- May 12 at the Gato Building in Key West, 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.

 Apr. 7, 2017 – Apr. 9, 2017
 Key West Fishing Tournament Kickoff
 305-294-8843
Traditionally, 15 target species and $5,000 in cash prizes await anglers. Participants vie for cash awards for catching the heaviest dolphin, kingfish, cobia, blackfin tuna, mackerel, mutton snapper, wahoo, mangrove snapper and grunt. In addition, cash awaits boat teams that score the most releases of tarpon, permit, bonefish, barracuda, marlin and sailfish. Awards also are presented each year in the junior division for anglers under age 15.

Apr. 8, 2017
Pirates on the Water presents Dolphin Hoedown
Janet 305-394-3178
Enjoy a fun, Western-themed benefit for Dolphins Plus Marina Mammal Responders. Live music, dancing, 50/50 raffle, sunset dolphin entertainment and more. Starts at 5:30 p.m., advance tickets $30 pp, $35 at the event. Located at Dolphins Plus bayside, MM 101.9.

Apr. 9, 2017
Annual Easter on the Animal Farm Celebration
Bring the family and join the fun at the farm; the event is free of charge and offers something for everyone. The Easter Bunny will be there and will be available for photos. A giant Easter egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. with a separate egg hunting area set up for very young children. Make sure to bring an Easter basket to hold all the goodies! There will also be music, face painting, Home Depot will be there with their arts and crafts booth and, of course, you can visit with all the animals at the farm. The event takes place from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., so come join the fun.

Apr. 12, 2017 – Apr. 29, 2017 GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire Box Office 305-294-5015
Presented by Waterfront Playhouse. When Margie loses her job at the Dollar Store, she faces eviction and scrambles to make a break. She thinks an old fling, who’s made it out of South Boston to become a successful doctor, might be her ticket to a new start. An insightful dark comedy, this recent Broadway hit asks why some people manage to escape from the situations into which they are born—and some don’t. Funny and surprisingly touching. Performances at 8 p.m.

Apr. 15, 2017 Earth Day 5k Run/Walk Benefits FAVOR and the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges
Nancy 305 731 6362
Earth-friendly recyclable awards are to be given to the top overall male and female, top masters male and female and first- and second-place runners in each age group ranging from age 9 and under to 70-plus. Additional awards await top 5k walk finishers. Starts at 8 a.m., runners can enjoy a morning race that starts and ends at McCoy Indigenous Park (at Atlantic and White streets) and runs along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Register online or in person from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 14 on site and 7-8 a.m. race day.


Apr. 8, 2017
Second Annual Putts for Paws Golf Tournament
Register a Team: 305-743-4800
Have fun while helping support your local Florida Keys SPCA animal shelter! Tournament held at Boondocks Grille & Draft House, MM 27, Ramrod Key. Cash, prizes and trophies will be awarded, including a Grand Prize ($900 value) that features a 2-night stay at Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club, dinner for 2 at Lighthouse Grill, and spending cash. Teams of 2 can enter, for $80 through April 1. After 4/1, team registration fee is $100. Register online or contact the Marathon Campus of FKSPCA.

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