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Current Florida Keys Arts & Culture Events

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  • Nov 4, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Arts Council presents 2021 Members Show ‘Dazzling Horizons’
  • 305-295-4369 Website
  • The Opening Reception will be held Nov. 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. The exhibition will remain on display through January 2022. Dazzling Horizons - a look forward and a look around - the creativity is inspirational! Our magnificent sunsets, colorful skies, shiny moon, and endless glistening waters encourage us to preserve and enjoy nature.
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  • Jan 6, 2022 - Jan 27, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • South of Southernmost by Mark Hedden
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  • Ballast Key is a backcountry island seven miles west of Key West, south of the Southernmost point, once listed for sale for $15.8 million. It was owned and used as a getaway for the influential and the creative by David Wolkowsky, a friend of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote, and a member of a family with deep and storied Florida roots. Wolkowsky died recently at 99. Under the guidance of the Nature Conservancy, the island was donated to the National Wildlife Refuge system, with the intention of it becoming a backcountry research station. So this amazing, coveted, living fantasy of an island is going back to nature, or at least to being primarily managed for the benefit of the natural world. South of Southernmost is a photography project that documents the shift in Ballast Key’s gravity, as the arc of its story switches from the human to the wild. View the exhibition in The Studios of Key West’s Sanger Gallery, open Tue-Sat., 12-4 .m., free of charge.
  • 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. 12) Flamingo Forever: The Rebirth of a Cherished Everglades National Park Destination; (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 12, 2022 - Jan 29, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Waterfront Playhouse presents: Matilda, the Musical
  • Box Office 305-294-5015 Website
  • Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Performances at 8 p.m., Waterfront Playhouse, 407 Wall St.; visit website for show dates and tickets.
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  • Jan 13, 2022 - Feb 12, 2022 Marathon Arts & Culture
  • Marathon Community Theater presents: Sunset Village
  • Box Office 305-743-0994 Website
  • In Florida's most notorious retirement community, a recent widow is pulled into a senior-citizen Neverland where venereal disease rates are the highest in the nation, and sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll never die.  Edna is starting over in a bizarro Disney version of the twilight of life.  Along the way she finds her voice and purpose with the help of an eccentric cast of new friends that comprise the rowdiest old lady gang since the Golden Girls.  SUNSET VILLAGE is an off-Broadway comedic odyssey from Florida playwright Michael Presley Bobbitt is as life-affirming and heartfelt as it is outrageous. Show dates and times available online.
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  • Jan 19, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • History of Diving Museum's Immerse Yourself! Lecture Series
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  • This month’s topic is Sirens and Pirate Wenches: Seafaring Women in Maritime Art & Archeology. Captain Laurel Seaborn is to delve into diving excavations on shipwrecks and her research into seafaring women. The HODM’s Immerse Yourself! Presentation series is scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7p.m. Each month features a guest speaker covering topics from all aspects of the diving industry and the marine environment. Presentations are free, and virtual. Register online.
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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 - Apr 24, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Florida Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Carlos Guzmán Exhibition, 'Where the Sea Retreats'
  • 305-992-2237 Website
  • 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 defies the Laws of Nature, ignoring the barriers of time and space to create a unique artistic version filled with dreamlike figures in lavish costumes tinkering with strange technologies in a parallel universe. Each piece grabs the viewer, inviting them into a world of whimsy and magic. Keys History & Discovery Center is located on the property of the Islander Resort, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 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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  • Jan 20, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening from 6-9 p.m. perusing local fine art, imbibing local craft beer and wine, listening to music, and seeing your favorite people! MWACD is a non-profit in the heart of Islamorada, between mile markers 81 and 82, with Morada Way Clay, Jessica Ann Art, Rum Brush, Limelight Studio/Gallery and other partners! Check out Art Walk the third Thursday of each month.
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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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  • Jan 21, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Opening Reception of Key West Bicentennial Exhibit at Custom House Museum
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  • Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to a special reception from 5-8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the 'Key West 200' exhibit at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.  This major exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of Key West in 1822 and will be on display in the Bryan and Bumpus Galleries through December 11, 2022. 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. 
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  • Jan 21, 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 mark the opening of the ‘Key West 200’ exhibit at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. This major exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of Key West in 1822 and will be on display in the Bryan and Bumpus Galleries through December 11, 2022. 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. It is expected to feature rarely displayed artifacts that tell the story of the people, industries, migration, culture and architecture that shaped Key West over the course of two centuries. 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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  • Jan 22, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll
  • Reservations 305-304-1453
  • Learn first-hand about fascinating people who have given Key West its colorful character! Small groups are escorted to gravesites where interpreters tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. Among the gravesites to be visited are those of Dr. Fredrick Weedon, Sandy Cornish, George Adderley, Walter Maloney, Elizabeth Merklin, the Waltington plot, the Navarro plot, and the Porter plot. The 90-minute tours are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk over a mile on uneven ground. Bottled water is to be provided. Reservations are necessary. A donation of $20 per person to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation is recommended. Proceeds are devoted to cemetery restoration.  Participants may enter the cemetery by either the Windsor Street or Frances Street gate and go to the registration table on Second Ave.
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  • Jan 22, 2022 Key Largo 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, starting at 4 p.m., at Murray E. Nelson Center, mile marker 102 bayside in Key Largo. This month’s theme is “Instant Concert.”
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  • Jan 23, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Impromptu Classical Concert Series Celebrates 50 Years: Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo
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  • Sunwoo has been hailed for his ‘unfailingly consistent excellence’ by International Piano magazine, and celebrated as ‘a pianist who commands a comprehensive technical arsenal that allows him to thunder without breaking a sweat,’ by the Chicago Tribune. A powerful and virtuosic performer, he also, in his own words, ‘strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music.’ 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. 
  • Jan 24, 2022 Marathon Arts & Culture
  • Florida Keys Concerts Association presents: Fred Moyer
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  • Always popular with concert audiences in the Keys, Frederick Moyer returns for another of these stunning performances. During more than thirty years as a full-time concert virtuoso, he has appeared as piano soloist with numerous world-renowned orchestras in all parts of the globe. Tickets $30. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Marathon High School Performing Arts Center.
  • Jan 24, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series presents: Author S.A. Cosby
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  • The Friends of the Key West Library’s speaker series will present New York Times bestselling author S.A. Cosby, via Zoom presentation. Mr. Cosby is the author of Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland. A writer from Southeastern Virginia, Cosby’s fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. As in past years lectures are free and open to all, but you must register to receive the presentation link. Presentation begins 6 p.m. ET.
  • Jan 25, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Florida Keys Concerts Association presents: Fred Moyer
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  • Always popular with concert audiences in the Keys, Frederick Moyer returns for another of these stunning performances. During more than thirty years as a full-time concert virtuoso, he has appeared as piano soloist with numerous world-renowned orchestras in all parts of the globe. Tickets $30. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Coral Shores High School Performing Arts Center.
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  • Jan 25, 2022 - Jan 29, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Mile 0 Fest Key West
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  • Mile 0 Fest Key West is a "must see" boutique destination music festival in the burgeoning Red Dirt & Americana music scene. Take in big shows at Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, a state-of-the-art facility located blocks off the hopping streets of Duval, or get into a stripped down acoustic set with your favorite band leader at one of the theaters or bars off Duval. Many activities and memorable experiences await.
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  • Jan 28, 2022 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Keys Concerts by Candlelight Presents: Brit Pop to Rock
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  • A unique musical experience, Keys Concerts by Candlelight allows you to enjoy famous works of music by the ambience of candlelight in various locations. The 2022 season of candlelit concerts will feature a series of contemporary music played by a string trio. A set list includes musical selections from The Beatles to Bowie, Queen to Coldplay, Elton John to Ed Sheeran, and many more, played by a chamber music trio of accomplished chamber musicians. Performance starts at 7 p.m., at a surprise Key West location. Tickets and details available online.
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  • Jan 29, 2022 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Keys Concerts by Candlelight presents: A Night of Brit Pop to Rock by String Trio
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  • A Night of Brit Pop to Rock by Candlelight is the first in a "string" of four monthly concerts taking place in Islamorada this year. Performance starts at 8 p.m., at the Village Square at the Trading Post. Doors open 7 p.m. A set list that includes musical selections from The Beatles to Bowie, Queen to Coldplay, Elton John to Ed Sheeran, and many more, will be played by a chamber music trio of string instruments led by Irie Monte. Tickets online.
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