The Florida Keys
Florida Keys & Key West Guide brings us their calendar of events for this week
The Upper Keys
May. 16, 2018
Immerse Yourself! History of Diving Museum’s Free Lecture Series
305-664-9737 website This month’s presentation, “Underwater Photography, How did We Get To Where We Are Today?” features museum founder, Dr. Sally Bauer, who shares the fascinating history of what was needed to take the first pictures underwater. Click through time on this 2,000-year journey. Starts 7 p.m.
May. 16, 2018 The Investigation and identification of a 16th Century Shipwreck
Presented by Keys History & Discovery Center. Join Archaeologist Corey Malcom from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum as he shares the story of a well-preserved shipwreck found on the western edge of the Little Bahama Bank. It was clearly Spanish and dated to the 1500s, but there were no obvious signs of its mission or identity. Malcom, who organized the research, will detail the fascinating step-by-step process, from discovery to identification, of this early and important shipwreck. Cost is $25 for non-members. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Reservations recommended. Doors open at 5 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.
May. 4, 2018 – May. 6, 2018 Fishing Nick Sheahan Dolphin RodeoMarcia Panse 305-393-3733 Website
May. 3, 2018 – May. 26, 2018 Waterfront Playhouse presents: The Legend of Georgia McBride 305-294-5015 Website Casey is an unemployed Elvis impersonator in need of a quick buck. In desperation, he takes up a job offer from drag queen Miss Tracy, to fill in for her drunk partner at a night’s cabaret performance. Turns out he’s a natural, and soon he’s decked out in sequins and warbling Barbara Streisand with the best of them. However, he’s kept his new job secret from his wife Jo, who’s starting to wonder about her husband’s newly unleashed feminine side.
Mar. 21, 2018 – Dec. 17, 2018 History of Diving Museum presents: Immerse Yourself Free Speaker Series 305-664-9737 Website The History of Diving Museum presents the annual presentation series that spotlights a new topic the third Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m. Exhibits and museum store stay open late (normal museum admission applies).
The Middle Keys
May. 11, 2018 – May. 12, 2018
12th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament
This is a fun and festive one day fishing tournament for the heaviest dolphin. New and seasoned anglers are welcome! Over $8,000 in cash and prizes have been awarded in past events. All registration fees are tax deductible as allowable by law and will be used directly to build four new affordable homes in Marathon. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. The Captain’s Meeting is Friday, May 11, followed by a day of fishing on Saturday, May 12. Weigh in is hosted by Curly’s Coffee Company and the Captain’s Meeting and Awards Banquet will be hosted by Key Colony Inn. There are four angler categories: Pro, Weekend Warrior, Ladies, and Junior (16 and under).
May. 5, 2018 – May. 9, 2018 Tarponian Tournament David Breznicky 215-542-1492 For enthusiastic tarpon anglers, silver kings mean springtime. This high-energy, three-evening tournament mandates that teams fish with a different captain each evening. Teams also rotate among the three major bridge channels in Marathon, so any potential “hot spots” are shared among all anglers.
May. 3, 2018 – May. 19, 2018 Marathon Community Theater presents: Making God Laugh 305-743-0994 Website Making God Laugh is a family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart and set at various holidays. Beginning in 1980, the newly “launched” kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home where we learn of their plans as they embark on their adult lives. The “empty nest” parents contend with their own changes as well as old family rituals and dubious recipes are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plan…” Woody Allen
May. 14, 2018
Key West Theater presents: Steve Earle & The Dukes
Over the past three decades, Steve Earle has established himself as a kind of rootsy Renaissance man: The Texas-bred songwriter is also a political activist, radio host, rocker, actor, and playwright. Early on he was a bandleader equally smitten with bouncy twang and brawny thud (no wonder he has shared bills with both George Jones and the Replacements). These days he’s known as the smart dude with the big heart, writing a heap of provocative polit-ical tunes that stand up for the little guy. After overcoming a heroin addiction that derailed his career in the 1990s, he’s become a widely respect, highly dependable workhorse. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.
May. 9, 2018 – May. 13, 2018 Key West Songwriters’ Festival Charlie Bauer 305-304-0814 Website The annual showcase of musical magic features America’s foremost performing songwriters, with concerts staged in intimate, audience-friendly island settings. The largest festival of its kind in the world celebrates its 23 years as both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights of big stars in intimate settings, introducing audiences to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.
May. 1, 2018 – May. 29, 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.
Apr. 13, 2018 – May. 13, 2018
Collections, Key West presents: Visual Stories
Call for hours 305-923-4778 Local artists and artisans of the Lower Keys are coming together for an end of the season show; Visual Stories. Lizzie Devries’ figures made of historic shutters will mix with local exotic hardwood furnishings created by Jimmy & Karen Wray’, while Craig Sasser tells nostalgic stories of the Keys. Pamela McLeod comes back to the art scene after an imposed halt by Ms Irma, she will be showing her jewelry and new sculpture designs. As a special treat, world traveler, Louis Wray will share with us his traversing talents via a photographic journey. Opening set for Friday, April 21st 5-8 p.m., 6810 Front St., Stock Island.
Jan. 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2018 Key West Fishing Tournament Doris Harris 305-923-5934 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.
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