The Florida Keys
Mar. 10, 2018 – Mar. 17, 2018
Third Annual Outdoor Fest
Nature, wildlife and adventure enthusiasts can discover the unique plant, bird and animal species and habitats that make up the Florida Keys ecosystem. The action-packed festival offers an up-close exploration of four Florida Keys national wildlife refuges, spotlighting species including the miniature Key deer found only in the Lower Keys. Most of the family-friendly outdoor adventures and experiences are offered free of charge.
Mar. 8, 2018 – Mar. 25, 2018
Art Guild of the Purple Isles presents: 52nd Annual Members’ Judged Show
View and cast your vote! Each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center at The Islander Resort, MM 82, Islamorada, original works of art are to be displayed by local artists. Art Guild of the Purple Isles is the center for visual art activities in the Upper Keys endeavoring to make art a prominent part of the community.
Mar. 9, 2018 – Mar. 10, 2018
Plein Air Key West
(305) 294-1241 Website
At 4 pm on Friday, Key West Art Center kicks off a Plein Air tradition ten years in the making with a demonstration by John Clayton. Linger after the demo to enjoy light refreshments, speak with the artist, and pre-register for Plein Air Key West. Artists of ALL levels are encouraged to participate. Saturday, Plein Air Key West begins as artist registration opens promptly at 8 am at the Key West Art Center. All participants must get their canvases stamped during morning registration before heading out to paint at the location of their choice. Friends, family, strangers, and artists alike are invited to enjoy a refreshing array of treats at the Happy Hour Show & Sale from 5 to 7 pm. Come share in the excitement as the winners are announced and CASH PRIZES awarded at 6:15 pm. All Plein Air paintings created that day will be on display and available for purchase. The artist participation fee for Plein Air Key West is $30 for Art Center Members, $35 for non-members.
Mar. 3, 2018 – Mar. 31, 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 March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31.
Mar. 6, 2018 – Mar. 9, 2018 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. 7, 2018 – Mar. 10, 2018
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. 10, 2018 – Mar. 11, 2018
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.
Mar. 12, 2018 – Mar. 15, 2018
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. 14, 2018
Key West Theater presents: Mike Love
Meet Mike Love. No, not one of the Beach Boys! One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.
Mar. 15, 2018 – Mar. 16, 2018
Fringe Theater presents: Vincent Zito’s Bernstein on Broadway
Conductor Vincent Zito leads a stellar cast in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the birth of the beloved American composer, Leonard Bernstein. Performances by Bobby Nesbitt, Susie Speidel, Susan Powell, Richard White, Jono Mainelli and Vincent Zito. Two nights only! Shows 7 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street
Mar. 10, 2018
Food Trucks in Paradise 2018
Shawn Cowles at 305.295.6616 x 111 Website
From 12pm-8pm, Key West Art & Historical Society presents the 3rd annual Key West food truck festival, an event that transforms Fort East Martello’s parade grounds into a family-friendly musical feast with the tasty delights of Key West’s top-notch food trucks and the grooving tunes of local and international acts. Be sure to come hungry!
Mar. 11, 2018
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Eroica Trio
This will be Eroica Trio’s second time to perform at Impromptu. The most sought-after trio in the world, the Grammy®-nominated Eroica Trio thrills audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance. Whether playing the great standards of the piano trio repertoire or daring contemporary works, the three young women who make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concert stage with their passionate performances. The New York Times writes, “They play chamber music for the concert hall. There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce.” Show starts 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Mar. 10, 2018
Studios of Key West presents: Artist Studios Tours
One of our most popular annual events, the Artist Studio Tours return to Old Town this season with a carefully curated collection of creative work spaces. Spend the afternoon peeking into the homes and studios of some of the island’s most fascinating artists. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mar. 7, 2018
The Key West Celebration
Enjoy rum tasting, free Fuente cigars, live entertainment, island history displays, silent auction, and the unveiling of the restored, world’s largest cigar sculpture. From 5-8 p.m., at Gato Village Pocket Park, behind First State Bank on Simonton St.
Mar. 1, 2018 – Mar. 28, 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. 28, 2018 – Apr. 9, 2018
Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration
Shawn Cowles 305.295.6616 ext 1 Website
A kickoff party is to be staged at the home of the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit founders Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt Feb. 28, and the festival, a 6-week commemoration of the literary icon who lived on the island for thirty-four years, is to continue into April and boasts a full roster of writing and painting contests, film and poetry forums, curator tours of the Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Avenue, a March 26th birthday party for the playwright, and 2 one-act theatre productions of the Pulitzer-Prize-winner’s work. Presented by the newly-merged Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit and the Key West Art & Historical Society.
Feb. 26, 2018 – Mar. 10, 2018
Red Barn Theater presents: Always … Patsy Cline
The story of Patsy Cline told through the eyes of her pen pal, Louise Seeger. One of the most-produced plays in America, this down home musical features many of Patsy’s hits and is a tribute to her, her enduring music, and to friendship. Featuring Christine Mild and Joy Hawkins. Show times and tickets online. Red Barn Theater is located at 319 Duval St.
Mar. 2, 2018 – Mar. 30, 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. 22, 2018 – Mar. 10, 2018
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Hand to God
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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