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Current Florida Keys Arts & Culture Events

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  • Feb. 22, 2019 - Apr. 30, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Artist Paul Arsenault Exhibit at Custom House Museum
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  • 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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  • Mar. 19, 2019 - Apr. 26, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • 'Visions of Cuba' Cuban Art Exhibit at the Gato Building
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  • This collective exhibition of contemporary Cuban Art, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez, represents the artwork of more than 50 prominent Cuban artists who now live in cities throughout the world, many of whom attended the ISA, Institud Superior of Art in Havana, and have participated in the Havana Biennial. The Gato Building itself is steeped in Cuban Heritage, originally a Cuban Cigar Factory. “Visions of Cuba” showcases a variety of community artists, ranging from students to professionals, and promotes the significant cultural connection between Cuba, Key West, the Gato and artists. View the exhibit inside the Gato Building, open daily Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Apr. 6, 2019 - Apr. 27, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Key West Burlesque presents: A Tribute to Prince
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  • Key west burlesque pulls back the purple Vail in an epic tribute to one of the greatest recording artists of all times! Erotic City: a burlesque tribute to the Artist Prince is a celebration of the life and music of this amazing musician. Tatah Dujour and the Key West Burlesque dancers take to the stage to perform to all his greatest hits in the Backroom of Sidebar, 504 Angela St., April 6, 13, 20 & 27. They are joined by a weekly rotating cast of favorites including Aurora Natrix, Moana Amour, Trixie Moon, and R Dynamite.
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  • Apr. 6, 2019 - Apr. 27, 2019 Location: Islamorada Category: Arts & Culture
  • Matecumbe Historical Trust's “29 Points of Interest” Historical Trolley Tours
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  • 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: April 6, 13, 20 & 27. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free.
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  • Apr. 9, 2019 - May. 3, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Arts Council Presents the Connections Project 2019 TOUR
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  • The Florida Keys Council of the Arts' seventh annual Connections Project Keyswide road show features a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. Currently at Royal Furniture in Key West, it moves May 3 to 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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  • Apr. 18, 2019 - Apr. 20, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • 21st Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival Celebrates Women in World Music
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  • For more than 20 years, the Afro Roots Fest has celebrated the evolution of African culture in our communities. To kick off the festival’s third decade, organizers are showcasing some of the premier female artists in world music today. The festival travels down U.S. 1 to Key West for a special celebration of Cuba. On the 18th with Miami Latin-funk band Electric Piquete’s debut at The Green Parrot (601 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040) at 9 p.m. On Friday, April 19, a screening of the documentary Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World at The Studios of Key West (533 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040) will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Finally, Cuban folk act Cortadito celebrates Cuba with a performance also at TSKW on Saturday, 8 p.m., and then the Spam Allstars perform at the official closing party at the Green Parrot beginning at 10 p.m. 
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