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March 2022: Florida Keys Events

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  • Dec 28, 2022 - Mar 18, 2023 Key West
  • 63rd Annual Key West Home Tours
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  • The 63rd Annual Home Tours hosted by the Old Island Restoration Foundation offers a chance to peek into into some of the most beautiful 19th and 20th century residences on the island, learn fascinating history, and enjoy fine art collections and antiques.
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  • Jan 12, 2022 - Mar 9, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • 'Keys History & Discovery Center Presents' Lecture Series
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  • Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…lectures cover a range of topics and are offered with both in-person and live virtual participation options. Topics include (Jan. 26) Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at ‘the End of the World’ ; (Feb. 9) Key Limes, Bonefish and Hurricanes: The Lancelot Jones Story; (Feb. 23) A History of Weather Forecasting in the Florida Keys; and (March 9) Florida Loves Manatees. Advance registration is required. Presentations begin at 6 p.m. For in-person participants, doors to Keys History & Discovery Center open at 5:30 p.m. Free for members. Non-members: In person, $10; Virtual, $5.
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  • Jan 19, 2022 - Apr 20, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • 'Dive into Art: FantaSea' Exhibit at History of Diving Museum
  • 3056649737 Email Website
  • This new exhibit and art show is to encompass fantasy elements tied to the ocean: mermaids, pirates, sea monsters and more, as well as literary themes such as fairytales, fantastical poems and epics. The fourth and largest collaborative effort with the Art Guild of the Purple Isles, the exhibit features art made by AGPI members as well as art created by students at eight different Keyswide schools. The student art ranges from sculptural hard cover books to giant story panels. Following the close of the museum’s exhibition, these books are to be on display at Monroe County Libraries as a traveling exhibit.
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  • Jan 20, 2022 - Mar 24, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Southernmost Chamber Music Society 2022 Season
  • 305-296-5142 Email Website
  • Concerts of the season include a January concert featuring music from the baroque period, with composers like Bach, Handel, Soler and others. February welcomes the Classic and Romantic periods, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, and others. In March, the French romantic literature. Performance dates: January 20; February 24; March 24. Guest musicians have been invited to join throughout the season, both local and from across the country. Concerts will be on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., held in the Parish Hall at the rear of the property of St Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
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  • Feb 15, 2022 - Mar 12, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Red Barn Theatre presents: Quarantine for Two
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  • 'Quarantine for Two' is the world premiere of a wickedly funny new play by Hy Conrad, who wrote many episodes of television’s "Monk," as well as "White Collar" and the recent hit, "The Good Cop." Hy, a Key West resident, takes the trials and tribulations of the early pandemic quarantine, blending its fears and absurdities into a fast-paced play. The performance mixes comedy, intrigue and murder, with a final twist that leaves audiences stunned.
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  • Feb 16, 2022 - Mar 5, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Waterfront Playhouse presents: Clue (Live on Stage)
  • Box Office 305-294-5015 Website
  • Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by the Wadsworth , Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Performances at 8 p.m., Waterfront Playhouse, 407 Wall St.; visit website for show dates and details.
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  • Feb 18, 2022 - Mar 4, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • KeyWest Art Center & Gallery's 2022 Associate Members Show
  • Haley Herriott (305) 906-1832
  • Key West Art Center & Gallery is to display works of its associate members daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 301 Front St., kicking off its 62nd year as Key West’s oldest continually operating art gallery and the only gallery whose members are all Keys resident artists. The show will continue through March 4, with all works for sale. A Feb. 18 reception is to be held outdoors behind the building from 5-7 p.m.
  • Mar 1, 2022 - Mar 5, 2022 Key Largo Fishing
  • Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship
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  • Hosted by Jimmy Johnson, two-time Super Bowl winning coach and former head coach at the University of Miami, the prestigious event benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and other charities. Anglers on the winning boat receive custom-designed Jimmy Johnson's NBC Championship rings. Participants fish in 100 miles of waters from Key Largo to Palm Beach.
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  • Mar 1, 2022 - Apr 1, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration
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  • Internationally renowned playwright Tennessee Williams, who lived in Key West for more than 30 years, once said of his chosen home, “I work everywhere, but I work best here.” Fans of Williams’ classic plays can explore his writing and life in the island city through screenings of films adapted from his work, prose and poetry contests, theater presentations, curator-led tours of Key West’s Tennessee Williams Museum, located at 513 Truman Ave., and a commemoration of the 111th anniversary of his birth.
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  • Mar 2, 2022 - Mar 30, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West NOW Women’s Film Fest
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  • Five fabulous films are on the docket for the five Wedesdays in March. Opens Wednesday, March 2 at the Tropic Cinema. Ana DuVernay’s 2012 award-winning film, “Middle of Nowhere” begins the festival with an intimate glimpse into the life of a Black nurse whose husband is incarcerated. All films will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door. For everyone’s safety, covid protection policy requires attendees show a negative PCR done within the past 72 hours or a completed vaccination document and to wear masks.
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  • Mar 5, 2022 Marathon Environmental
  • Inaugural Butterfly Garden Tour
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  • Marathon Garden Club is to host its first butterfly garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for participants to tour four Marathon-area certified butterfly gardens. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased with a tour map at the Club, 5270 Overseas Highway, near mile marker 50, or at the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, 12222 Overseas Highway, mile marker 54.3.
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  • Mar 5, 2022 Key West Environmental
  • GardenFest Key West: The Green Market Place 2022
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  • Enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the unique 15-acre Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and discover fine arts and crafts, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Admission is free. Visitors can view and purchase tropical and native plants from plant vendors and the Garden's own Native Plant Nursery. Activities include guided tours, a children’s science corner, adult beverages, food by One Love Island Food, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, local arts and crafts with nature themes or composed of natural materials, eco-friendly products and services and exhibits by conservation-oriented non-profit organizations.
  • Mar 5, 2022 Key Largo
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys 19th Annual Cocktail Party
  • Tickets 305-453-0050 Website
  • Enjoy an evening from 6-10 p.m. at the fabulous Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, themed ‘New York, New York,’ with music, a variety of unique NYC-themed food stations, beer, seltzers and wine.   Bid on vacation venues, concert tickets, resort stays, jewelry, fishing trips and much more during silent and live auctions.   A pre-party VIP reception at 5 pm features a premier wine tasting paired with delicious hors d'oeuvres. Tickets for the cocktail party and VIP reception are available online. 
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  • Mar 6, 2022 Marathon
  • 65th Annual Key Colony Beach Day
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  • Enjoy a family friendly Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with old fashioned fun, food, drinks, vendors and the famous Barracuda Races! Event celebrates the City of Key Colony Beach’s birthday, and its incorporation as a city. Admission and parking is free, at the 7th Street park.
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  • Mar 6, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Rams Head presents: The Beach Boys
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  • For almost six decades, The Beach Boys’ music has been an indelible part of American history. Their brilliant harmonies conveyed simple truths through sophisticated, pioneering musical arrangements. The Beach Boys transcended their music and have come to represent Californian culture. Doors open 5:30 p.m., show stats 7 p.m. at Coffee Butler Amphitheater. Tickets online.
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  • Mar 8, 2022 Islamorada Environmental
  • Long Key State Park presents: Crabs, Our Cleaning Crustaceans
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  • Join Long Key State Park, at mile marker 67.5 from 2-2:30 p.m. Meet six of the Florida Keys' native crabs while joining a park ranger for an easy stroll along Long Key State Park's beautiful nature trail. How might our world look without these cleaning crustaceans? Come find out and see the important role crabs serve in the diverse ecosystems all around us, and learn how crabs are the janitors of your vacation. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. Program is free with regular park admission fee.
  • Mar 12, 2022 - Mar 19, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • 14th Annual Plein Air Key West
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  • Plein Air Key West attracts local and visiting amateur artists. Artists in all media — watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel painting, charcoal, pencil sketch — are welcome and can register at the Key West Art Center & Gallery, 301 Front St., between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. or pre-register online. Work must be back at gallery by 1:30 p.m. A March 12 reception with a 'People's Choice' awards is set for 5-7 p.m., at the Art Center. All artwork is to be displayed for sale at the gallery, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until March 19.
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  • Mar 12, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Studios of Key West's 2022 Artist Studio Tours
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  • Take a self-guided journey through the secret lanes and hidden alleys of Old Town and visit five of the creative studios of painters, musicians, sculptors, and writers, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets available online (with map) at $25 pp in advance, or $30 day of, available to purchase at stops 1 and 5. Bring masks, as inside the studios they are to be required to wear.
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  • Mar 12, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Bicentennial Concert
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  • Adding to the festivities of Key West's Bicentennial, hometown star and World Series Champion Bronson Arroyo returns to the Southernmost city to perform a concert with Elan Trotman, a saxophonist known for being one of contemporary jazz's most thrilling and emotive performers. Show starts 6 p.m., at the Oldest House Museum. Tickets $100 VIP, $35 General Admission, $20 Students. Limited seating.
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  • Mar 12, 2022 - Mar 13, 2022 Key West Environmental
  • Key West Orchid Society Fair
  • 305-619-8304 Website
  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at W. Martello Gardens, White St. Free admission and parking. Favorite orchid vendors along with KWOS member plants for sale. Food truck 'One Love,' a local treasure , is on hand with a wonderful menu and beverages. Orchid raffles and judging of local orchids are to show what wonderful growers the Keys have!
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  • Mar 12, 2022 Key West
  • Florida Keys SPCA 14th Annual Spring Social
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  • Enjoy a day to benefit the homeless animals of the Lower Keys at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater!  Their biggest celebration of the year will include dinner, a live & silent auction, entertainment, complimentary wine & beer with cash liquor bar and is a night not to be missed!  VIP tickets include a Champagne Reception starting at 5:30 p.m. before the main event, passed appetizers, a sneak peek at one of the largest silent auctions on the island, reserved seating and VIP food stations. The VIP Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and General Admission entry is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online.
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  • Mar 12, 2022 The Lower Keys Arts & Culture
  • Stock Island Art Stroll
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  • Experience Stock Island's unique art scene and creative culture, tour Stock Island's best art studios from 11a.m. - 5 p.m. Each location offers a variety of eclectic shops and working studios with multiple artists and disciplines from sculptures to woodworking, mosaics to screen printing, soaps to fabric art.
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  • Mar 12, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Pops in the Park with Keys Community Concert Band
  • Some of the best things in life are free, at least in the Florida Keys. Through the dedication and talent of Florida Keys Community Concert Band members and supporters, music enthusiasts can enjoy an entire Pops in the Park season of themed outdoor concerts free, Saturdays at 4 p.m., at Founder’s Park, mile marker 87 bayside in Islamorada. This month’s theme is “Cruising in the Key of C.”
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  • Mar 13, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Impromptu Classical Concert Series Celebrates 50 Years: Cellist Zlatomir Fung
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  • The first American in four decades, and youngest musician ever, to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of his time, astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity. This 21-year-old has already proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. Fung’s impeccable technique demonstrates a mastery of the canon and exceptional insight into the depths of contemporary repertoire. All concerts are to take place at 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Admission is $20 at the door. All students will be admitted free. Due to the ongoing pandemic, facial masks are required and special anniversary face masks will be provided free. Attendees are requested to be Covid-vaccinated and symptom-free. 
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  • Mar 13, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • COAST is Clear presents: Yonder Mountain String Band
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  • Audiences can enjoy seeing the bluegrass jam band Yonder Mountain String Band play in a rare tropical setting. The show is part of the COAST Is Clear Concert Series, a newly-formed collaborative venture between Coast Projects and Key West Art & Historical Society. General admission tickets are $20 and kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Gates open at Fort East Martello at 6 p.m., with Fireside Collective opening the show at 7 p.m., and Yonder hitting the stage at 8 p.m. Concert goers are welcome to bring blankets and chairs.
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  • Mar 13, 2022 Key West
  • Key West Artisan Market, ‘One ‘Human Family’ Edition
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  • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Sunday in the parking lot at the parking lot at The Key West Wildlife Center, Indigenous Park. Each Market is themed and pairs with one or more charities to promote community causes. All artists who show at the event are carefully selected and live and create in the Keys. This week’s market is the ‘One Human Family Edition’ as we celebrate our diverse community.
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  • Mar 15, 2022 - Mar 26, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Fringe Theater presents: LOOPED
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  • Inspired by the true story of an eight-hour recording session with an intoxicated Tallulah Bankhead in 1965. It’s a battle of the wills between star and film editor. Tickets, show times and dates online. Performances start 7 p.m., Fringe Theater, 600 White St.
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  • Mar 19, 2022 - Mar 30, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West 200th Anniversary Celebration
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  • Join the multi-day 200th anniversary of Key West’s first permanent settlement, commemorating the date of March 25, 1822, when U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Perry planted the American flag on island soil, and thereby solidified Key West's special place in history. Celebrate the island's history, architecture, food, culture, art, industries, residents and more. Planned activities include historical events, talks and shared history, heritage festival, fireworks, and even a time capsule intended to be reopened at the 250th celebration in 2072.
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  • Mar 19, 2022 Key West Environmental
  • Key West Tropical Forest’s Speaker Series: Mark Hedden
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  • Mark Hedden, writer, photographer and semi professional bird watcher, is to discuss 'the magnificent seven: seven birds you're unlikely to see outside the Florida Keys.' Lecture begins at 1 p.m., in the Toppino Nature Chapel at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island, Key West. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.
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  • Mar 19, 2022 Key West
  • Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll
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  • The final cemetery stroll to be offered this season; small groups are escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. Among the gravesites to be visited: May Johnson, Piedad Ayala, Thomas Romer, Sal Salinero, Benjamin Albury, Manuel Cabeza, and the Kino plot. Departures are at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 a.m; tour is approximately 90 minutes. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk over a mile on uneven ground. Bottled water will be provided.Reservations are necessary. A donation of $20 per person to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation is recommended, with all proceeds devoted to cemetery restoration.
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  • Mar 21, 2022 - May 15, 2022 The Florida Keys Environmental
  • Key Largo to Key West (Virtual) Challenge to Benefit Reef Relief
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  • Head out on your virtual 50- or 100-mile virtual vacation in the Key Largo to Key West Challenge benefiting Reef Relief, dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem. During the Challenge, log miles via your phone, mobile fitness app, or on paper to complete the 50- or 100-mile trip, your choice. Run, walk, bike, swim, paddle, choose any fitness discipline of your choice. The challenge averages 12.5 miles per week and each week Reef Relief emails participants highlights of what to encounter per each 12.5 miles of this virtual vacation. Information and signups for registration packages online.
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  • Mar 21, 2022 - Mar 22, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation to present 'The Libby York Trio and the Great American Songbook'
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  • Accompanied by Bob Wason on piano and Mark Rose on saxophone and flute, acclaimed vocalist and bandleader Libby York will deliver 1.5 hours of classics by Great American Songbook legends such as Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, Dietz and Schwartz, and Rodgers and Hart, many of them written during the Truman era. To be staged on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, 111 Front St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. show time. Tickets for non-members are $80 per two-person table and $160 per four-person table.
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  • Mar 22, 2022 - Apr 16, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Red Barn Theatre presents: Hurricane Diane
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  • Enjoy this unconventional new comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George, where the Greek god Dionysus returns to the modern world disguised as the butch gardener Diane, whose secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four real housewives from New Jersey? It's a very funny show, but don't let that fool you -- there are some very significant ideas buried within the laughs. Tickets and show times online, theatre is located at the rear of 319 Duval St.
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  • Mar 22, 2022 - Apr 16, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Waterfront Playhouse presents: Something Rotten
  • Box Office 305-294-5015 Website
  • When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel Bottom set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. A funny musical comedy. Performances at 8 p.m., at Waterfront Playhouse, 407 Wall St.; visit website for show dates.
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  • Mar 22, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • “Key West: 200 Years of History & Culture” Documentary Premier
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  • Filmmaker Michael J. Kirk is to host the premier of the first-ever documentary on the history of Key West, a 90-minute documentary that explores the rich and valuable history of the island city through images, interviews, and historical narrative. The story is brought to life on the screen from 7-9 p.m., at Casa Marina, 1500 Reynolds St. Tickets are $10 for Key West Art & Historical Society members and $15 for non-members. 
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  • Mar 23, 2022 Key West
  • Fifth Annual Conch Revival Picnic
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  • Staged at the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse, from 6-9 p.m., enjoy an informal Conch heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman featuring a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes. Hubbard and Furman are to present a feast starting with passed hors d' oeuvres followed by a buffet and dessert. Tickets available online, start at $75 per person.
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  • Mar 23, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Spring Lecture Program
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  • Lectures cover a range of topics and are offered with both live in-person and virtual participation options. This month’s topic is “Protecting the Home Front: Women in Civil Defense in the Early Cold War” with historian Dr. Michael Scheibach. Presentations begin at 6 p.m. at FKHDC, mile marker 82.1. For in-person participants, doors open at 5:00 p.m. Cash bar and light appetizers available. Free for members. Non-members: In person, $10; Virtual, $5. Advance registration is required, for in-person and via zoom.
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  • Mar 24, 2022 - Apr 16, 2022 Marathon Arts & Culture
  • Marathon Community Theater presents: The Outsider
  • Box Office 305-743-0994 Website
  • A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy. Show dates and tickets available online; performances at 8 p.m., with a Sunday 3 p.m. matinee. Running concurrently in the MCT Gallery during the run of The Outsider is an exhibition by the Florida Keys Watercolor Society. Supporting local cultural arts, the FKWS is donating a percentage of exhibition art sales to help fund MCT productions.
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  • Mar 25, 2022 - Mar 26, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West 200th Time Capsule, Gala & Festival Weekend
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  • Events Friday, March 25, are to commemorate the 200th anniversary of U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Perry’s planting the American flag at Key West. Staged at Mallory Square beside Key West Harbor, planned activities include the dedication of a granite time capsule to be opened in 50 years, the designation of four Key West children to be ambassadors at the island’s 250th anniversary celebration, a color guard presentation and comments by dignitaries and special guests. An evening Key West Bicentennial Celebratory Gala at the Oldest House Museum and Gardens, 322 Duval St., is to follow. On Saturday, March 26, an all-day Bicentennial Heritage Festival is planned at Truman Waterfront Park.
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  • Mar 26, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West 200th Heritage Festival
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  • The Key West 200th Heritage Festival is to be held at the Truman Waterfront Park from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., for locals and visitors alike to celebrate the bicentennial with exhibits, stage performances, history reenactments and a variety of vendors. The evening caps off with a 15-minute silent drone fireworks show set to music.
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  • Mar 26, 2022 The Lower Keys
  • 'Putts for Paws' Miniature Golf Tournament
  • 305-743-4800 Email Website
  • This is an event that's family- and pet-friendly! Staged at Boondocks Grille & Drafthouse, mile marker 27 from 12-4 p.m., this is a favorite event of the year to raise some funds for the Florida Keys SPCA shelter animals. Teams of two golfers compete against each other for first- through third-place prizes. Raffle drawings and a silent auction also highlight the afternoon.
  • Mar 27, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • BayJam Music Festival
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  • Backed by Florida Bay’s turquoise waters, an innovative lineup of musicians play from midday into the evening during the annual BayJam music festival that takes place at the ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside on Plantation Key. Performers representing a wide array of genres come from around the country. The daylong music festival is presented by the not-for-profit Islamorada Community Entertainment, and event donations and proceeds directly help fund in-school programs as well as art, music and dance scholarships to Upper Keys high school students.
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  • Mar 27, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Impromptu Classical Concert Series Celebrates 50 Years: Canadian Brass
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  • With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, the Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of ‘the world's most famous brass group.’ All concerts are to take place at 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Admission is $20 at the door. All students will be admitted free. Due to the ongoing pandemic, facial masks are required and special anniversary face masks will be provided free. Attendees are requested to be Covid-vaccinated and symptom-free. 
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  • Mar 27, 2022 Key West
  • Key West Artisan Market, ‘Bicentennial’ Edition
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  • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Sunday in the parking lot at the parking lot at The Key West Wildlife Center, Indigenous Park. Each Market is themed and pairs with one or more charities to promote community causes. All artists who show at the event are carefully selected and live and create in the Keys. This week’s market is the ‘Bicentennial Edition’ as we celebrate Key West’s milestone.
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  • Mar 28, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Matecumbe Historical Trust presents:   "The Historic San Carlos Institute - 150th Anniversary"
  • Barbara at 305-393-0940
  • This multi-media presentation, including the film “The San Carlos Institute – La Casa Cuba” by award-winning producer Joe Cardona, highlights the history of one of the Florida Keys' most beautiful and historical landmarks. Event is free and open to the public, at 6:30 PM at Island Community Church, 83259 Overseas Highway in Islamorada.  No reservations necessary.   The San Carlos Institute on Duval Street in Key West served as cradle of Cuba's independence movement in the late 1800's and today stands as a symbol of freedom and hope for Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits.
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  • Mar 30, 2022 Key Largo Environmental
  • 31st Annual Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture Series: Lobsters, South Florida's Spiny Super Bug
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  • Presenter Tom Matthews is the Research Administrator for the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Research Program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Considered to be a special culinary treat, spiny lobsters are also important predators and prey for many species that inhabit seagrass and coral reef ecosystems. Advance Registration is required for all lectures, presented via Zoom. Friends of Pennekamp Members can register before February 12. Presentations from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please sign on to Zoom a few minutes before 7 p.m.
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  • Mar 31, 2022 - Jun 1, 2022 Key Largo Environmental
  • 'Wild Observations in Everglades National Park' Outdoor Art Exhibition
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  • Exploring changes in wildlife corridors and combining scientific research with artistic interpretation, the mixed media work by conservation artist Deborah Mitchell is focused on ecological and cultural changes occurring in our wild places. Mitchell's site-specific exhibition starts at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center and continues along trails and boardwalks at the Royal Palm Visitor Center, Gumbo Limbo Trail, Long Pine Key, Pineland Trail, Pa-hay-okee Overlook Trail and Mahogany Hammock Trail. The exhibition is on view 24 hours a day.
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  • Mar 31, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Bicentennial Exhibit at The Custom House Museum
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  • Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to view the ‘Key West 200’ exhibit at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. The exhibit is to highlight Key West’s people, culture and community beginning with the settlers and government officials who arrived on this remote island in early 1822, featuring rarely displayed artifacts. Divided by decade, the exhibit emphasizes many of the significant moments and people that have influenced so much of what we celebrate today.
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  • Mar 31, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Florida Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Carlos Guzmán Exhibition, 'Where the Sea Retreats'
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  • One of Cuba’s most imaginative and creative contemporary painters, Carlos Guzmán combines fantasy and allegory in 22 other worldly paintings and drawings on display at the FKHDC. Guzmán’s work is filled with dreamlike figures in lavish costumes tinkering with strange technologies in a parallel universe. Keys History & Discovery Center is located on the property of the Islander Resort, is open Wed. through Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. An opening reception is to be held Thursday, Jan. 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. during this month’s Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk .
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