Valentine’s Week LOVES the Florida Keys

Upper Keys

Feb. 17, 2018
38th Annual Garden Walk 2018
The self-guided tour offers a chance to visit a wide variety of island garden styles in Key Largo and Plantation Key, not otherwise available for viewing. Stroll through our Francis Tracy Garden Center grounds (MM94 Bayside) while enjoying the complimentary Tea Party, spectacular vendors of all types, plant sales, artisan wares and educational exhibits. While shopping have lunch cooked to order by a local restaurant on site. Tickets available in advance at Key Largo and Islamorada Chambers of Commerce, all First State Bank Locations MM82, 97, 101 or day of the event at the Garden Center and all garden properties.

Feb. 17, 2018 – Mar. 3, 2018
Joe Cella Memorial Award, The Birds in Nature Art Show
Joe Cella was a well-known and well-liked artist who specialized in woodcarvings of birds in nature. Awards in the art show include oil painting, acrylic and photography. Original art is to be displayed by members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles. Open to the public at Trade Winds Plaza, Public Library Community Room, MM 101.4 oceanside.

Feb. 19, 2018
Maritime Archaeology of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Barbara 305-393-0940
Matthew Lawrence, Maritime Archaeologist presentation will be on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary which encompasses one of the greatest navigation hazards in the western hemisphere. Maritime traffic for the past 500 years has skirted perilously close to more than 100 miles of barely submerged coral reefs. The Florida reef tract combined with imprecise navigation, tumultuous weather, and human error have led to thousands of shipwrecks. Matthew Lawrence will relate what archaeological study of this underwater cultural heritage is revealing about the Atlantic maritime world. The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host this month’s free lecture starting at 6:30 pm at Island Community Church.

Feb. 20, 2018
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Attacca Quartet
This internationally acclaimed prize-winning New York-based string quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. Show starts 7:30 PM, at Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway, (MM83). Tickets to be available online. t


Feb. 10, 2018 – Feb. 24, 2018
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents “29 Points of Interest” Historic Trolley Tour
Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940 Website
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. Tour dates are Feb. 10, 17 & 2


Feb. 17, 2018
Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park: All Creatures Great and Small
305-853-7294  Website
A free concert at the ICE Amphitheater at Islamorada’s Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Bring your dog to be featured in our Pet Parade and, along with the concert band marches, listen to Family Anthem, a bluegrass band from Branson, MO. Pet adoptions will be available through Upper Keys/Key Largo Animal Shelter.

Middle Keys

Feb. 17, 2018 – Feb. 18, 2018
Second Annual ALR Coral Head Music Festival
Nationally recognized bands are to perform as well as Keys favorites for an all-day music fest. ALL proceeds benefit charities, including Project: Vet Relief, Relay for Life and Wesley House Family Services. The two-day, jam packed musical charity event is to be held at the Marathon Community Park Amphitheater, from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Presented by American Legion Riders.

Feb. 19, 2018
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Attacca Quartet
This internationally acclaimed prize-winning New York-based string quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. Show starts at 7:30 PM, at the Marathon High School, 350 Sombrero Road, (MM50). Tickets to be available online.

Lower Keys


Jan. 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2018
Key West Fishing Tournament
Doris Harris 305-923-5934 Email Website
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.


Jan. 23, 2018 – Feb. 17, 2018
Red Barn Theater presents: 20th Century Blues
305-296-9911 Website
This sharply funny and evocative exploration of time was the flat our hit of the 2016 Contemporary American Theatre Festival in the 25th season. The play centers on four women who bonded as protesters one night in jail in their youth. Through the vagaries of love, careers, children, and lost causes, the women reunite once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing selves. But when these private photos have the potential to become part of a public exhibit, mutiny erupts and relationships are tested. Featuring Marjorie Paul-Shook, Annie Miners, Peggy Montgomery, Deborah Jacobson, Kathy Russ, and Justin times and tickets online. Red Barn Theater is located at 319 Duval St.

Feb. 1, 2018 – Feb. 27, 2018
Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS
Tickets 305-296-6706 Website
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. 14, 2018 – Mar. 3, 2018
Studios of Key West presents: Undying Love, A Key West Musical
Writer/musician/playwright Ben Harrison penned the definitive account of this true macabre love story in his nonfiction book, Undying Love, which earned him a spot in front of national audiences on the Howard Stern Show and This American Life. Originally performed at the Appelrouth Grill in 1999, Undying Love: The Musical distills the atmosphere of Key West in the 1930′s, and perfectly melds the pathos of von Cosel’s tale with Harrison’s signature dry humor. Showtimes 8 p.m., check website for scheduled performances.

Feb. 14, 2018
35th Annual Wesley House Valentine’s Day Gala
Jeremy Wilkerson 305-809-5000  Website
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. Feel the Love in the Air! Located at Curry Mansion Inn, 511 Caroline Street 6:30-9:30 p.m. VIP tickets also available. Purchase tickets online.

Feb. 14, 2018
Champagne & Aphrodisiacs Valentine’s Day Sail
646-772-4880 Website
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your special someone on our Champagne and Aphrodisiacs Pairing Sunset Sail in Key West. As you sail along the beautiful turquoise green waters on the Schooner America 2.0, you and your loved one(s) will be able to take in all the romance that this Key West Valentine’s Day Sunset Sail has to offer while being treated to a delicious pairing menu that is sure to entice, consisting of hors d’ oeuvres expertly paired with champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world! Join Schooner America 2.0 on a Key West Valentine’s Day Sunset Sail that is sure to tickle your taste buds and create memories to last a lifetime.

Feb. 15, 2018 – Feb. 24, 2018
Fringe Theater presents: The Gin Game, by DL Coburn
305-731-0581 Website
Two feisty retirement community residents pass the time getting to know each other over a series of contentious card games. What’s revealed surprises them both! Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize. Limited Seating. Shows 7p.m., 2/15-18, 2/21-24 at Key West Women’s Club, 319 Duval St.

Feb. 17, 2018 – Feb. 18, 2018
GardenFest: The Green Market Place
305-296-1504  Website
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. 16, 2018 – Feb. 17, 2018
58th Annual Key West House & Garden Tour
305-294-9501  Website
Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and interior design that complements each. February and March tours are offered 10 am to 4 pm each day. Transportation between homes is not provided. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.


Feb. 5, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2018
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.


Feb. 14, 2018
Key West Theater presents: Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
305-985-0433 Website
Max and his 4-piece band are live on stage, performing over 200 rock & roll classics, chosen in real time as the audience calls out their favorites from a video menu. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.

Feb. 18, 2018
Hoh Couture show at the Gardens
828 242 1526
Valerie Hoh, owner of the eclectic Pandemonium gallery in the ’90s, returns to Key West with her Hoh Couture fashion, tribal Afro-Beat jewelry as well as ReWorx, an exciting new collection of unusual metal art sculptures at The Gardens Hotel, located at 526 Angela St. Highlighting the 12-7 p.m. event is the always-fun fashion show at 5.30 p.m. led by Leda and her friends with music by Peter Diamond.


Feb. 22, 2018 – Mar. 10, 2018
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Hand to God
305-294-5015 Website
Sesame Street meets The Exorcist in this outrageous comedy. Hand To God tells the story of an awkward Texas teen named Jason, who spends his afternoons at his local church, practicing for the Christian Puppet Ministry run by his widowed mother. All hell literally breaks loose, however, when Jason’s puppet Tyrone takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play, Hand To God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind.

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