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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, 2017

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January 03 to January 31,  in Key West
Randy Roberts Live!
Female impersonator extraordinaire Randy Roberts brings a one man, all live tribute to some famous and infamous women of stage and screen. A Key West tradition for 18 years. Join Randy for an evening with "Bette Midler", "Cher", and Randy's signature lounge act. Hilarious comedy, gorgeous costumes, and voice that never fails to thrill! Open your eyes and mind and let yourself go with Randy Roberts LIVE! Show dates online.
January 05 to January 30,  in Key West
Christopher Peterson's EYECONS
A master of impersonations, both visually and vocally, with impeccable comic timing. The show is all LIVE, no lip-sync. Thrill to his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Cher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, even Lady GaGa. Show dates are online. Show times 9 p.m., at La te da 1125 Duval St.
Contact: 305-296-6706
January 05,  in Key West
Key West Garden Club Educational Lecture Series: Orchids in the Keys
Educational lectures are open to the public, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Subjects pertain to gardening and environmental topics in the Florida Keys. Refreshments are served at the conclusion of each lecture. This month's topic is what orchids do well in the Keys, featuring Jay Pfahl, president of the Key West Orchid Society.
Contact: Jane Tiedeman 305-923-3820
Email: tiedemanjane@gmail.com
January 06,  in Key West
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band promises to be a sandal-stomping, scorcher of a debut for these innovators of Americana. A lifelong student of American roots and blues music styles, and a self-proclaimed disciple of country-blues pioneers like Charley Patton and Mississippi Fred McDowell, The Reverend (Josh) Peyton has always been committed to authenticity. The charismatic multi-instrumentalist has innovated a way to plug in and play most anything you can lay hands on. At any time during a show he may produce an instrument built from a cigar box, or an axe handle, or a can of ham. Show time 8 p.m. at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.
January 06,  in Key West
First Friday Upper Duval Art Stroll
Special art exhibitions and receptions at galleries and shops along Upper Duval from United Street to Truman Avenue. Including Frangipani Gallery, SoDu Gallery, Island Arts, Kate's, The Southernmost Art Studio, De La Gallery & Cork & Stogie. From 6-9 p.m., free and open to the public.
Contact: 305-295-4639
January 08,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
Looking for a fun place to take the kids? The Sheriff's Animal Farm is open 1 - 3 p.m. Bring the family and come visit the many animals at the farm. It is free of charge, but donations are welcomed because that is how the farm is sustained. The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. Open house is held the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
January 08,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents A Night of Key West Soul with Coffee Butler & Friends
Lofton "Coffee" Butler was born and raised in Key West. This performance will also include the best of Key West Soul artists all born and raised on the island. Showtime 8 p.m., 512 Eaton Street.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com
January 12,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Dave Mason
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason will revisit his classic 1970 masterpiece Alone Together on his new 'Alone Together Again' US tour. Mason's debut solo album is one of America's most beloved classic rock albums, Alone Together.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com
January 12 to January 22,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: Agnes of God
A novice nun. A dead newborn child. A court-appointed psychiatrist and a mother superior battle for the life of the novice nun, Agnes. Is she gifted in the mysteries of faith or guilty of cold-blooded murder? A psychological war ensues. Performance dates January 12-15 and 19-22, show starts 7 p.m. at The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street.
Contact: 305-731-0581
January 12 to January 15,  in Key West
35th Annual Key West Literary Seminar
The 2017 topic is "Revealing Power: The Literature of Politics." Literary aficionados from around the world are to gather for readings, discussions and lectures led by some of contemporary literature's most acclaimed writers. Presenters include celebrated biographer Robert Caro, Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reid and noted journalists/authors Gail Collins and Joe Klein. A first-come, first-seated Sunday afternoon session is free and open to the public.
Contact: 888-293-9291
January 13 to January 14,  in Key West
57th Annual Key West 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 each. March tours are offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Transportation between homes is optional, via Conch Train. Tickets are $30. Proceeds help benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org
January 14 to January 15,  in Key West
12th 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 per person; hours open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at Bayview Park, Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.
Contact: Caitlin 813-362-9555
Email: Caitlin.Hemphill@gmail.com
January 15,  in Key West
Key West Half Marathon & 5k Run
Recognized by Runners World magazine as one of the 10 great half-marathons of the winter season, the race follows a 13.1-mile course that includes Old Town Key West and the scenic waterfront. Now in its 19th year, the race typically attracts American and international runners to compete in Key West's balmy January climate. Named as one of the United States' leading winter half marathons in Runner's World, February, 2014; the same magazine included in its list of Best Destination Half Marathons; in April, 2015; Bucket List Best Half Marathons, and most recently in December, 2015 was ranked among 13 must-do U.S. half-marathons by Competitor.com.
Contact: Barbara Wright 305-240-0727
Email: bwpromo3@bellsouth.net
January 15 to January 20,  in Key West
30th Annual Quantum Key West Race Week 2017
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 typically 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.
Email: info@keywestraceweek.com
January 15,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Canadian Brass
Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. Show starts 4 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
Email: kmcvhooper@comcast.net
January 15,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Jonathan Edwards
Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night - songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com
January 16,  in Key West
Friends of Key West Library Speaker Series: Calvin Trillin
Enjoy distinguished journalist and author Calvin Trillin, whose articles are diverse, both serious and whimsical. They include politics, the cultural importance of Texas barbecue, itinerant chefs with unwanted followings, the effect of New York City water on buffalo mozzarella, and the tic-tac-toe playing chickens of Greenwich Village. Lectures are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. and admission is free. The talks begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first serve basis.
January 20 to February 12,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Murder for Two
Everyone is suspect...one actor investigates the crime and the other plays all the suspects and the BOTH play the piano. A highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs, it's a perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder in a witty, winking homage to old fashioned murder mysteries.
Contact: 305-296-9911
January 21,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Phil Vassar w. Shastina Chiles
Billboard Country Songwriter Of The Year Phil Vassar continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics with infectious melodies. Best known for the chart toppers "In A Real Love" and "Just Another Day In Paradise," Phil Vassar also hit the top ten with "Carlene," "Last Day Of My Life," "American Child," "Six-Pack Summer," "That's When I Love You" and "Love Is A Beautiful Thing." Key West resident Shastina Chiles plays her own solo, as well as duo gigs all over the Florida Keys.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com
January 21 to January 22,  in Key West
Key West Kingfish Mayhem
Big fish, big money! Come fish for some of the largest kingfish in Florida Keys waters in this new tournament. Fishing headquartered at Stock Island Marina. First prize could earn $15,000 cash, based on a 50-boat field.
Contact: Jimmy Wickett 954-605-8284
Email: captjimmy@getchasomecharters.com
January 22,  in Key West
Performance at St. Paul's presents: The Lopez/Tabor Duo
Violinist Alfonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor present a varied program that comprises works from Bach and Beethoven to the 19th century Frenchman, Lalo, as well as some sparkling Hispanic compositions. Performance at St. Paul's Church, 401 Duval St. Tickets $20.
January 22 to February 03,  in Key West
Conch Republic Cup, Key West Cuba Race Week
The CRC is a historic race that started in 1997 with direct race to Varadero then expanded to Havana in 1999. The triangle race as it has been coined is a traditional race to Cuba that allows the racer to complete a triangle between KW and two Cuba cities - Varadero and Havana. The CRC is a non-profit organization with the mission to introduce as many of the US sailing community to Cuba as possible as well as revitalize racing in Cuba.
Contact: 305-731-6219
Email: info@conchrepubliccup.org
January 23 to January 30,  in Key West
Kelly McGillis Classic International Flag Football Championship
Women and girls from around the world are to meet on the playing field for hard-fought sporting action. Each year, more than 26 teams from across the United States, Mexico, Central America, Sweden and India participate.
Contact: 305-896-8678
Email: iwffa@iwffa.com
January 24 to January 28,  in Key West
Key-West-to-Cuba Theatrical Exchange
Key West Theater will present a full production of the Cuban play "Eclipse" by renowned Cuban playwright Jazz Vilá in English with Cuban actors, the first theatrical exchange to take place between America and Cuba in more than 50 years. "Eclipse" is a modern retelling of the classic play "Miss Julie" by August Strindberg, which uses the tool of reality television to contemporize the classic work.
Contact: (305) 985-0433
January 24 to February 11,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: The Trip to Bountiful
American masterpiece about the universal pull that we all feel for "home." Carrie Watts is an elderly widow, trapped in the tiny Houston apartment of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law, who wants to return to her hometown of Bountiful - one last time before she dies. With pension check in hand, she breaks free. Her journey is filled with humor and tenderness that's both touching and life-affirming.
Contact: 305-294-5015
January 25 to January 29,  in Key West
Key West Food & Wine Festival
Top chefs and restaurateurs display culinary creativity and the Keys' indigenous cuisine in a flavorful schedule of events for food lovers. Highlights include the lively "Old Town Uncorked," neighborhood wine strolls, food and wine pairings, intriguing seminars, winemaker dinner series and a grand tasting.
Contact: 800-474-4319
Email: dolce@dolceeventsandmarketing.com
January 26,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: Ubermensch
Featuring violin soloist Tessa Lark, enjoy a Korngold concerto for violin and orchestra. Performance at 7:30 p.m., Florida Keys Community College, Tennessee Williams Theatre
January 27 to January 29,  in Key West
Fish for Jose!
Enjoy music, dinners, guest speakers, live auctions and more during this inaugural celebration of Jose Wejebe and his mission of giving back to the Florida Keys fishing community! This three-day event encourages the local community to take time to do something new and/or share a fishing experience with a friend—something that will help continue to spread Jose Wejebe's mission of giving back. Additionally, both the Foundation and the event help carry on Jose's legacy of making fishing dreams come true through organizations like Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Veterans Recreation Department of the Miami VA Hospital.
January 28 to January 29,  in Key West
32nd Annual Key West Craft Show
Tens of thousands of attendees browse and buy among juried artisans and crafters who gather to display their talents at this popular outdoor festival on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town Key West.
Contact: 305-294-1243
Email: kwartctr@earthlink.net
January 29,  in Key West
23rd Annual Key West Master Chefs Classic
Local restaurants vie for top honors in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories. Attendees sample the culinary treats while judges pick the winners. The show is held from 4-7 p.m. at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina pier. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens.
Contact: 305-294-9526, ext 25
January 29,  in Key West
26th Annual Al Mueller Golf Tournament
Join the Big Pine & Lower Keys Rotary for the 26th Annual Take Stock in Children (Al Mueller Memorial Classic) golf tournament at the Key West Golf Course. The format is a 4-person team best ball scramble. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Play starts at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per player. This includes 2 mulligans, 2 red tees and an awards luncheon at the end of the tournament. There will be hole prizes, raffle prizes and 50/50.
Contact: Register (305) 294-5232
Email: wtycoliz@msn.com
January 29,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Ashu
Ashu has cultivated a pioneering career as the first and only full-time concert saxophone soloist. He has established an extraordinary ability to communicate with audiences around the world through his charismatic and emotive performance style. Show starts 4 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
Email: kmcvhooper@comcast.net
January 29,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: The Ramble
Key West musicians come together to perform in this exclusive concert experience: a celebratory night of live music featuring the best talent the southernmost island has to offer. Special guests include Dora Gholson, Carter Brothers, Pete & Wayne and Robert Douglas.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@thekeywesttheater.com