The Florida Keys & Key West

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Current Florida Keys Arts & Culture Events

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  • Jan. 23, 2019 - May. 3, 2019 Location: Islamorada Category: Arts & Culture
  • Arts Council Presents the Connections Project 2019 TOUR
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  • The Florida Keys Council of the Arts has launched its seventh annual Connections Project Keyswide road show featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. Currently in Islamorada, at Ocean Sotheby's International Realty, its upcoming exhibition opening dates and venues are  Feb. 12 at Royal Furniture in Marathon, March 1 at Marathon’s Shady Palm Gallery, March 15 at Big Pine Key’s Artists in Paradise Gallery, April 9 at Royal Furniture in Key West and May 3 at the Gato Building in Key West. Receptions with wine and hors d'oeuvres are open to the public. After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three at any reception or online. Once the road show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist’s thoughts and inspiration. Proceeds from the Connections Project directly benefit Keys artists and arts organizations.
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  • Feb. 9, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2019 Location: Islamorada Category: Arts & Culture
  • Matecumbe Historical Trust's “29 Points of Interest” Historical Trolley Tours
  • Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940 Website
  • Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m. 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. A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing photos of the past as you see them as they are today. Tour dates: Feb. 9, 16 & 23. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free.
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  • Feb. 13, 2019 - Mar. 30, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Key West Burlesque presents: Backroom Burlesque
  • 305.294.0555 Website
  •  Key West Burlesque is back and better then ever! It has found its home at the Back Space inside of SideBar, 504 Angela Street. Join the excitement two nights  a week (Fri & Sat) for this amazing show. February 16, 23 & March 2, enjoy Backroom Rhapsody: A Tribute to Queen, a dazzling extravaganza of song and dance that can’t be missed. The show incorporates several of the legendary bands greatest hits and unforgettable songs into a high energy, glamour filled production with an all-star cast that includes Tatah DuJour, Moana Amour, and the Key West Burlesque Dancers.Ticket Prices are $35 VIP seating next to the stage; $25 High cocktail table and bar stool; $20 Standing room.  
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  • Feb. 18, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Rick Lanning – Calotype Photography and Its Short Evolution
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  • Presented by Old Island Restoration Foundation. Rick will explain what Calotype photography is, it’s importance to art and photography history, the actual steps to the process and how many photographers continue to use this process today.  Conversation will also surround the possibility of Calotype photography in historic Key West. Rick will have  his own Calotype camera on display, as well as images on to view and purchase. From 12:30 - 1:30 PM, location: Oldest House Garden – 322 Duval Street. Admission: $10, $5 for members
  • Feb. 18, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series: A Discussion of Tennessee Williams
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  • Dennis Beaver, curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum, is to discuss the iconic playwright who called Key West home from the late 1940s until his death in 1983. Williams lived in Key West and had a pivotal influence on the island’s literary culture. The award-winning playwright penned classics including “The Glass Menagerie,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”   Starts at 6 p.m., Meeting Room at Old City Hall at 510 Green St.
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  • Feb. 21, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Studios of Key West presents: Annual Starlight Ball
  • 305-296-0458 Website
  • Costumes are encouraged, or just dust off your old tuxedo; we expect Hollywood Stars, celestial bodies, and the occasional extra-terrestrial. Plus plenty to eat and drink, and a dance floor that’s out of this world! From 7-10 p.m., at Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. Tickets $100 for members; $125 for non-members. The Studios of Key West offers studio space, lectures, workshops, residencies, partnership projects and nurtures the creation of work; their mission is to build audiences and support the advancement of established and emerging creative people in the Florida Keys.
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  • Feb. 22, 2019 - Apr. 30, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Artist Paul Arsenault Exhibit at Custom House Museum
  • 305-295-6616 x112 Email Website
  • Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society, the work of artist Paul Arsenault is to be featured at a special opening reception on February 22 from 6–7PM in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. “Coastal Trade: Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West” is an exhibit of over 30 of Arsenault’s paintings that are a window into the pioneering days of southwest Florida’s maritime trading networks, presented along with artifacts from Arsenault’s personal collection and the Society’s archives. Exhibit runs through April 30.
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  • Feb. 25, 2019 Location: Marathon Category: Arts & Culture
  • Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Spanish Brass
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  • Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. They have played in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the globe. The group has been compared to the famed 1970’s Canadian Brass for their amazing musicianship, brilliant color and comedic moments on stage that endear them to audiences. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Marathon High School. Tickets $30 pp.
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  • Feb. 26, 2019 Location: Islamorada Category: Arts & Culture
  • Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Spanish Brass
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  • Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. They have played in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the globe. The group has been compared to the famed 1970’s Canadian Brass for their amazing musicianship, brilliant color and comedic moments on stage that endear them to audiences. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
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