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Key West Events

Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys

Events in Key West for January, 2015

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January 04,  in Key West
Monthly Artisan Market -- Green & Sustainability edition
The Key West Artisan Market is a vibrant, open air bazaar filled with artists, authors, chef-made cuisine, craftspeople, performers, fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses and flowers, craft beer & wine from residents representing the diversity of creativity, ingenuity and locally made products of the Keys & Key West. Held the first Sunday of the month, during season (thru May) outdoors at the Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton. Free family & pet friendly event.
Contact: Sean Krikorian 573-619-2200
Email: sean@dailyplan-it.net
January 07,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents Tropical Beats II: Starry Night All in White
An elegant all in white dinner will be hosted at the luxurious Marriott Beachside Hotel in Key West. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner where hosts are encouraged to create their own original centerpieces. This is a great opportunity to connect with others who love classical music and the symphony's commitment to create high quality symphonic performances and music education programs. Experience elegance, artistic creations, inspired cuisine and great fun at the Marriott Beachside Ballroom at 6 p.m. Call for tickets.
Contact: 954-522-8445
January 08,  in Key West
Distinguished Speaker Series: John Hemingway
Presented by the Key West Art & Historical Society, the Distinguished Speaker Series is held at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, through April 2015. Scholars, historians and experts from a variety of disciplines will discuss different aspects of Key West's rich history. John Hemingway is Ernest Hemingway's grandson, and is to discuss the Hemingway legacy and his new book, "Strange Tribe, Three Generations of Hemingways in the Florida Straits." Held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, the series runs from 6 - 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Lecture is to be held at 6 p.m. at the Tropic Cinema, admission $10, free for members.
January 08 to January 11,  in Key West
33rd Annual Key West Literary Seminar
Themed "How the Light Gets In, Literature of the Spirit," the 33rd annual Seminar will explore literature's relationship to the inexplicable -- life's essentials, what lasts and what is at the heart of us -- through poetry, essay, fiction, and even silence.
Contact: 888-293-9291
January 11,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
Open between 1 - 3 p.m., the Sheriff's Animal Farm invites you to bring the family and visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a Kinkajou, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge (donations are welcome). The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. The Animal Farm is open every second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
January 12,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Kim Gordon
Kim Gordon shines in this intimate show featuring your favorite love songs from the 1920s to today, plus fun cabaret numbers that will leave you laughing. 'Isn't it Romantic' glides musically through the arc of romance-from falling in and out of love, to love that lasts a lifetime.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
January 13 to February 17,  in Key West
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Seminar Series
Register for the Florida Keys Community College's "Sanctuary Seminar," a six-week, non-credit lecture series hosted by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Lectures are Tuesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., from January 13 - February 17, 2015 at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. The tuition fee is $19 for all six lectures. Anyone interested in the marine life and maritime heritage of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary can learn more in this series where experts share their knowledge of ecological and cultural resources of the sanctuary.
Contact: Register: 305-809-3185
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov
January 14 to January 27,  in Key West
Lucky Street Gallery presents: Family Matters Art Exhibition
Jon McIntosh is a staple of the Key West art community and recently selected to join an elite group of artists who have also been named the best and the brightest by South Florida Cultural Consortium. His surrealistic and contemporary body of work alongside Hays Blinkmann is on display at Lucky Street Gallery, located at 540 Greene St.
Contact: 305 294 3973
January 16 to January 17,  in Key West
55th Annual Key West Historic House & Garden Tours
Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and the interior design that complements their architecture and adds a unique Key West flavor. Transportation between homes on the famous Conch Train is provided by Historic Tours of America. Tickets & times available online. Proceeds help benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org
January 17 to January 18,  in Key West
Tenth Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival
A family-friendly event with local fresh Keys seafood, drinks, marine-related crafts, youth activities, and live music. $5 admission; hours open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Bayview Park at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.
Contact: Vicki 305-872-9026
Email: vicki@fkcfa.org
January 17,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: Continuous Crescendo
Celebrate the Symphony's 2014-15 Season with Ravel: Bolero; Barber: Piano Concerto; and Christopher Taylor, piano. Performance at Tennessee Williams Theater, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets and details available online.
Contact: 954-522-8445
January 17,  in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Fashion a Fish
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the free, fun-filled Discovery Saturday at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (35 East Quay Road, Key West) from 10-11 a.m. Play a game of Which Fish Am I? Discover how some fish swim faster than others, and see why many fish have stripes and spots. Make a colorful mask to take home. Free admission, free parking. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. Pre-registration is recommended. The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West.
Contact: 305-809-4750
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov
January 18,  in Key West
Key West Half Marathon & 5k Run
The perfect place to run in the middle of winter? Key West, during the Key West Half Marathon! Recognized by Runners World magazine as one of the 10 great half-marathons of the winter season, the run has attracted more than 1,000 annual participants and follows a 13.1-mile course through Old Town Key West past historic landmarks and the island's scenic waterfront.
Contact: Barbara Wright 305-240-0727
Email: bwpromo3@bellsouth.net
January 18 to January 23,  in Key West
Premier Racing presents: Quantum Key West
The annual race week challenge features world-class competition and yachting teams from more than 12 countries and 24 American states. More than 100 racing yachts compete for class championships in this international regatta. To view the action, fans can book seats on spectator boats ranging from excursion catamarans to historic tall ships or from land at Key West's Atlantic-front restaurants, resorts and beaches.
Contact: 781-639-9545
Email: KWInfo@premiere-racing.com
January 18,  in Key West
Key West Firehouse Museum Celebrates Second Anniversary
From 4-6 p.m., enjoy light food, beverages, a Chinese raffle and silent auction as part of this fundraiser for Key West's Museum of Fire Fighting built in 1907. To be held at 1026 Grinnell St.
Contact: 305-849-0678
January 20 to January 24,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: She Loves Me
Called "the most charming musical ever written," SHE LOVES ME is the story of two co-workers who absolutely can't stand each other but who are, in reality, anonymous romantic pen pals. By the same team behind "Fiddler on the Roof," SHE LOVES ME was the Tony nominee for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical. Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
January 21 to January 24,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Skivvies
Called by the NY Times, 'a hot musical comedy duo specializing in unexpected arrangements, incongruous mashups and, of course, highly-toned displays of skin!'
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
January 23,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: Patty Larkin in Concert
From 8-10 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. The New York Times calls the legendary Patty Larkin "A virtuoso guitar player and mood-shaper... also a superb slide guitarist whose mature work is comparable to the best of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams."
Contact: 305-296-0458
January 23,  in Key West
COAST Vibrations Concert Series: The Happy Dog
Audiences can enjoy the Philadelphia-based improvisational jam band, at Stock Island's creative outpost located "downtown" at 6404 Front Street. The evening is to kick off with an opening set by JW Carlson starting at 7 p.m. with The Happy Dog taking the stage just after 8 p.m. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door. As with all COAST events, all mellow folk are welcome, so bring your family, friends and the kids!
Contact: 617.418.9085
Email: billy@coastprojects.com
January 24 to January 25,  in Key West
30th Annual Key West Craft Show
More than 100 juried artisans and crafters gather to display their talents at this popular outdoor festival on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town Key West. The show is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Contact: 305-294-1241
Email: kwartctr@earthlink.net
January 25,  in Key West
21st Annual Key West Master Chefs Classic
Local restaurants vie for top honors in three categories; appetizers, entrees and desserts. Participants get to taste all the food made at this event while judges pick the winners. Held at Westin Key West Resort & Marina Pier at 245 Front Street, open from 4-7 p.m. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit ReMARCable Citizens (MARC).
Contact: 305-294-9526, ext 25
January 25,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
Open between 1 - 3 p.m., the Sheriff's Animal Farm invites you to bring the family and visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a Kinkajou, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge (donations are welcome). The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. The Animal Farm is open every second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
January 25,  in Key West
Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West presents: Classical Jam
Classical Jam is committed to presenting engaging, lively and high-caliber performances. Classical Jam presents wide-ranging repertoire including traditional classical works, exciting improvisations, and CJ originals. Performace at 4 p.m. at the San Carlos Institute; tickets available online.
January 27,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Free Lecture Series
In celebration of 30 years of treasure, MFMM presents the Companion Programs & Free Lecture Series. Topic this week is: Treasure & Tragedy, The History of the 1622 Fleet. Discover the story of the fleet from the time the Atocha was built, to the 1622 disaster, and through the many decades of Spanish salvage that followed. Presented by Corey Malcom, museum archaeologist. Program begins at 6:30 p.m., in the Museum Courtyard.
Contact: 305-294-2633 Ext 22
Email: cmalcom@melfisher.org
January 28 to February 01,  in Key West
Key West Food & Wine Festival
Top chefs and restaurateurs showcase their culinary creativity and the Keys' indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food, wine and beer lovers alike. Attendees can participate in a slew of food-related adventurous events, brewing competitions and muchmore. Visit website for all festival happenings.
Contact: 800-474-4319; 305-304-5218
Email: info@keywestfoodandwinefestival.com
January 28,  in Key West
Jose Marti Birthday Celebration
A tribute to Cuba's foremost patriot and poet, the public is invited to enjoy poetry, film, dance, music, from 6-8 p.m., at San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Sponsored by the Board of Trustees San Carlos Institute, The Key West Poetry Guild, & The Comparsa Dancers.
Contact: Nancy Boylan 908-591-5566
January 29 to January 31,  in Key West
Stock Island Marina Village King Mackerel Tournament
Big king mackerel migrate to the waters around Key West each winter, and a fittingly large prize awaits the winner of this challenge. The angler who weighs in the heaviest mackerel, also known as kingfish, is to go home with $10,000.
Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364
Email: lee@murraymarine.com
January 29 to January 31,  in Key West
Cuda Bowl
Shallow water flats anglers and guides are invited to hook-up and fight their barracuda rivals. Event is to be headquartered at Hurricane Hole Marina, Stock Island. Prizes and trophies are to be awarded for top angler and guide in light tackle spin and fly divisions.
Contact: Justin or Loren Rea 305-744-0903
Email: info@cudabowl.com
January 30,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: Susan Werner in Concert
From 8-10 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. A giant on the acoustic scene who's still just getting started, Werner is by turns wry and passionate on stage, and famous for her live shows.
Contact: 305-296-0458