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February 2021: Florida Keys Events

Due to the coronavirus crisis, most near-term Florida Keys special events have been or are likely to be canceled. If you see an event listed, please check the event’s website or call its organizer for more details.

Image for Figure Drawing: Virtual Classes with Lothar Speer
  • Jan 5, 2021 - Mar 30, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Figure Drawing: Virtual Classes with Lothar Speer
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  • The Key West Art Center is happy to have Lothar Speer return as a figure drawing instructor on Zoom as a virtual art instructor. Lothar studied at The National Academy of The Fine Arts, Vienna, where he received The Johannes Fueger Medal, a European distinction in the field of figure drawing. This workshop is an introduction to this powerful tradition for artists of all levels. Lothar has been teaching the figure for over three decades and delights in adjusting his feedback to each student's level and needs. The principles learned here are universal and can be applied to any subject matter and develop skill which is the prerequisite for powerful personal artistic expression. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit KWAC website for more information.
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  • Jan 20, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Fringe Theater 2021 Season
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  • Fringe Theater’s 2020-21 season was designed with three things in mind: safety, creativity and flexibility. One-person shows are to be presented online and in-person, and readings are free and online. Visit website for current productions and readings.
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  • Jan 28, 2021 - Feb 3, 2021 Key West
  • Sundance Film Festival 2021 Satellite Screens: Tropic Cinema
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  • This year, Sundance Film Festival is doing things differently by bringing the Fest to Key West audiences with a Sundance Satellite screen in the local community, at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. Offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform alongside drive-ins, independent art-houses and a network of local community partnerships in select cities, the Utah festival's characteristics remain the same: celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and adventurous audiences.
Image for Anne McKee Art Auction Online
  • Feb 4, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Anne McKee Art Auction Online
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  • Aficionados can expect to find fabulous works from some of the Keys’ established local favorites as well as discover the talent of some exciting new emerging artists. The auction is a great opportunity to add some unique new treasures to your art collection. The whole affair will happen online, so it will be safe, convenient, and fun for everyone. Online viewing and bidding will begin February 4 at 5:30 PM and close at 8:30 PM on February 17. If you would like to see the art in person, it will be available for viewing only at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St, beginning February 4. Studio hours are 12-4 PM, Tuesday-Saturday. All sales will be online. Up for bid will be original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, and more. Collectors can choose from the works of celebrated and renowned local masters to fresh new talents.
Image for The Studios of Key West presents: Susan Werner
  • Feb 5, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • The Studios of Key West presents: Susan Werner
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  • Part of TSKW's Old Town, New Folk music series. Called “one of the most innovative songwriters working today,” (Chicago Tribune), Susan Werner crafts lyrics that are as sharp as thistles, and every bit as funny as they are on point. A giant on the acoustic scene, Werner is by turns wry and passionate on stage, and famous for her live shows. Tickets for this virtual concert are $25, $22 for TSKW members. Starts 8 p.m., and streams live on Mandolin.
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  • Feb 6, 2021 - Feb 12, 2021 The Florida Keys
  • Florida Keys Cycling with Timberline Adventures
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  • Ready for a spectacular February ride in 70 degree weather?  Ride the entire 113-mile length of the famed Overseas Highway from Key Largo to Key West, with more adventures built in. These islands are a special place whether it is your first time to the famous islands or you are a regular. This unique and beautiful tour includes all lodging, breakfasts, dinners, leaders, snacks, support van, park entrance fees, airport transfers, ferry transfers, tour maps and narratives. Register online, double and single occupancy available.
Image for 'Twice Told Tales'; A Special Online Streaming Edition
  • Feb 8, 2021 - Feb 14, 2021 Key West
  • 'Twice Told Tales'; A Special Online Streaming Edition
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  • Presented by TheaterXP. The smash hit theater event is back! An intriguing evening of dualing monologues: nine Monologues delivered by two actors each, but in completely different ways! Watch like a film in the comfort of your own home, anytime, 24/7.
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  • Feb 12, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021 Marathon Arts & Culture
  • Marathon Community Theater presents: Love Letters
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  • When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note to ask why exactly he got her “The Lost Princess of Oz” (Andrew’s answer: She looks like a lost princess), a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. Despite the painful differences which will ultimately tear them apart, they remain each other’s most trusted confidante, and are “true lovers” on paper, if not on this earth. Besides being a wonderful date night at the theatre, LOVE LETTERS will have a unique twist, with two different actors onstage each week, offering their own distinctive interpretation of the author’s writing. Fun fact: All three on-stage couples are dating or married in “real life”! Tickets $25, available online.
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  • Feb 12, 2021 - Feb 13, 2021 Key West
  • 61st Annual Key West Home Tours
  • 305-294-9501 Email 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. Tours are offered 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Transportation between homes is not provided. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs. For each tour, the number of visitors allowed inside each home will be limited, masks will be required and hand sanitizers will be provided. Reservations for tour time slots are required and tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021 Key West
  • Waterfront Playhouse 2021 Season
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  • The Waterfront Playhouse, located at 310 Wall St., adjacent to Key West’s renowned Mallory Square, continues its 2021 season with a twist. While many in-person shows have been postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, the theater is providing Key West a different entertainment option by broadcasting live radio treatments of “Treasure Island” (Feb. 13), “It Happened One Night” (Feb. 27), “The Hitchhiker” (March 13) and “Tales of Poe” (March 27) on the Keys’ US1 Radio 104.1 FM. Theater lovers around the United States can tune in to the broadcasts via US1.com.
Image for The Studios of Key West presents: Smithtown, A Virtual Play
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021 Key West
  • The Studios of Key West presents: Smithtown, A Virtual Play
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  • Located at 533 Eaton St., TSKW offers performances, workshops exhibitions and opportunities for collaborative creative work among other elements. This play will be available to watch on Saturday, February 13 at 8pm EST. Ticket holders will receive a secure link to watch the performance in their inbox an hour before the viewing period begins. Ticket holders will be able to stream the digital play by clicking the link, or can access the play, at their convenience, through midnight on February 27th.
  • Feb 14, 2021 Key West
  • Key West Artisan Market
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  • The first Key West Artisan Market of the season is to take place from 10 am to 2 pm at Clarence H. Higgs Memorial Beach. The show has relocated to the parking lot at Sonny Mccoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White Street, across from White Street Pier and the other side of the Higgs Beach Dog Parks by the Southernmost Bocce Key West courts. The Market is to operate based on strict adherence to COVID policies and mandates. The Market has teamed up with the Key West Wildlife Center who will be open for free (donation based) tours. Guests will shop a curated outdoor market offering fine crafts, art and jewelry from talented Florida Keys makers, enjoy live music and more.
Image for The Studios of Key West presents: Ben Harrison
  • Feb 14, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • The Studios of Key West presents: Ben Harrison
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  • Part of TSKW's Old Town, New Folk music series. The music Ben writes is original, humorous and indigenous to the the Florida Keys. Performance features original music from his most recent album, ‘Side Effects’ and his musicals. Tickets for this virtual concert are $20, $18 for TSKW members. Starts 8 p.m., and streams live on Mandolin.
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  • Feb 15, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Friends of the Key West Library Presents Lily King and Judy Blume, Virtual Lecture
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  • The Friends of the Key West Library’s popular speaker series will present the acclaimed novelist Lily King in conversation with Judy Blume via webinar, from 6-7 p.m. Ms. King will be in conversation with Key West’s own Judy Blume as she discusses her latest book Writers & Lovers, one of the New York Times 100 notable books of 2020. All lectures in the 2021 season will be presented online due to the pandemic. As in past years the lectures are free and open to all, but interested attendees must register to receive the presentation link.
Image for History of Diving Museum's Immerse Yourself! Lecture Series
  • Feb 17, 2021 Islamorada
  • History of Diving Museum's Immerse Yourself! Lecture Series
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  • Join Diving With a Purpose's Erik Denson to learn about maritime archaeological work being done on two Tuskegee Airman plane wrecks in the Michigan area. During the middle years of World War II, Michigan was home to several African American air combat units including many graduates of the Tuskegee pilot training program. In collaboration with NOAA, a 2015 mission concentrated on the Lake Huron wreck flown by 2nd Lt. Frank H. Moody. The aircraft was discovered on April 11, 2014, seventy years to the day of the accident. Presentation is via Zoom, starting at 7 p.m. To request a spot, email Emily at: programs@divingmuseum.org to get your sign in information.
Image for Key West Theater presents 'Departure: The Journey Tribute Band'
Image for The Studios of Key West presents: Zoe Lewis
  • Feb 20, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • The Studios of Key West presents: Zoe Lewis
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  • Part of TSKW's Old Town, New Folk music series. Affectionately known as “a band in a body” Zoë plays vintage jazz and world beat  grooves on anything from the piano to the spoons. Tickets for this virtual concert are $20, $18 for TSKW members. Starts 8 p.m., and streams live on Mandolin.
  • Feb 20, 2021 Key West
  • Gardenfest & Green Market 2021 at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
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  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy food & beverages; music; arts & crafts and plant vendors. Also featured are to be a Kids Creative Corner, a speaker about a "Cuban Chug Exhibit,” Docent-guided tours, a 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction as well as a special raffle of a silver Atocha coin, limited to 50 tickets, $10 per ticket. Free entry; event is to be held outside, with social distancing and masks required. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.
Image for Cinema Sundays at The Perry Hotel Key West & Stock Island Marina Village
  • Feb 21, 2021 - Mar 7, 2021 The Lower Keys Arts & Culture
  • Cinema Sundays at The Perry Hotel Key West & Stock Island Marina Village
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  • The Cinema Sundays series are special presentations in conjunction with the Key West Film Festival and Visualize Entertainment. Upcoming movies are as follows: If Beale Street Could Talk (Feb 21) in celebration of Black History Month; and 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement (March 7) to celebrate International Women's Day. Each film will have an accompanying interview from the production team or cast in order to provide a connection to the film for audiences. Cinema Sunday showings will begin at 7 P.M.
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  • Feb 27, 2021 The Lower Keys
  • Full Moon Beach Bash
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  • Enjoy an outdoor Full Moon party at LL’s Test Kitchen at the Stock Island Yacht Club & Marina. Highlights include live music, food, bonfire on the beach and more. Full Moon parties are open to the public and tickets are available online. From 5-10 p.m., tickets $35 per person. Social distancing and COVID-19 protocols such as wearing face masks are to be in place.
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Feb 28, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Old Island Days Art Festival
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  • Fine art aficionados can discover the work of several artists in a balmy open-air setting, at Truman Waterfront Park. Presented by the Key West Art Center, a co-op organization for local artists, the juried show typically draws artists from across the United States and Canada. Offerings range from watercolor and oil paintings to sculptures, graphics, collages and photography. KWAC is blending their Key West Craft Show into the Old Island Days Art Festival to produce a high quality Art & Fine Craft event.
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