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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 February, 2016

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January 26 to February 13,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Mothers and Sons
A funny and powerful portrayal of a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son or their own. The complex relationships that evolve are surprising and deeply moving. Tickets available online.
Contact: 305-294-5015 Box Office
February 02,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum's Free Lecture Series: The Silver Bars of the Treasure Galleon Atocha
The primary cargo of the shipwrecked 1622 galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha was silver, most of which was found in one thousand large ingots. The examination of these silver treasure bars reveals much about the history and economy of the Spanish empire and the operation of the Atocha. A short video on the subject by PBS' "History Detectives" will open this presentation, followed by further discussion and Q&A. Rumor has it you might even have a chance to lift a silver ingot - or at least try! Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, lecture is presented in the courtyard, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Chairs are provided on a first come first serve basis.
Contact: 305-294-2633 ext 22
Email: cmalcom@mfmm.org
February 04,  in Key West
KEPart Studio-Gallery presents: Layers
"Layers" is a joint showing of individual works by Key West photographer Carol Tedesco and visual artist Deborah Goldman. Focusing on nature, the passage of time and the fragility of life, Goldman's work features a selection of her cut-out, layered wooden constructions. Tedesco is an award-winning photographer whose new works blend multiple layers to evoke a mysterious world with elements of dancing figures, fire, water, sand and - love letters. The exhibit is to be open to the public with a wine and cheese reception, from 6-8:30 p.m.
Contact: 305-890-6991
Email: kevin@kepart.com
February 04,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: “Hello, Hemingway”
The film is to be presented at the Custom House Museum, at 6 p.m. in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center. "Hello, Hemingway" follows the story of a young, impoverished Cuban girl who aspires to obtain a scholarship in America during the Batista regime and uses her famous neighbor's novel "The Old Man and the Sea" to draw parallels to her own life. The film reveals a study of Cuba right before the revolution and also a look at an individual's hope of a better life.
Contact: 305-295-6616
February 04 to February 06,  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
February 05 to February 07,  in Key West
Civil War Heritage Days Festival
Colorful Civil War re-enactments, the roar of cannon fire and the sight of soldiers in Civil War uniforms are to greet visitors at Key West's oceanfront historic Civil War-era Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, as participants journey into the island's past.
Contact: 305-292-6850
February 06,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Double Trouble
A concert with Laurie Breakwell and Vicki Roush. Two of Key West's most beloved singing divas storm the stage of the Historic San Carlos Institute. Performance at the historic San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street. Tickets available online.
Contact: 305-294-5015 Box Office
February 08 to February 13,  in Key West
Key West Gallery presents: Peter Max, A Retrospective 1960-2015
A newly-curated collection by artist legend, Peter Max's exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation at Key West Gallery. Included in the collection are Max's iconic Valentine's Day artworks. Peter Max will make two very special appearances at the gallery and all appearances are complimentary and open to the public with RSVP required.
Contact: 305-292-9339
Email: info@keywestgallery.com
February 08 to March 12,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Buyer and Cellar
An out-of-work actor gets hired by Barbra Streisand to be the clerk in her Malibu estate's basement arcade where only Babs herself is the buyer.
Contact: 305-296-9911
February 09,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum's Free Lecture Series: The Archaeology of a 16th Century Shipwreck
In 1991, the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum began research on an ancient, mystery shipwreck known only as the "St. Johns Wreck." After many years of detective work, all evidence now indicates it is the site of the 1564 galleon Santa Clara. MFMHS archaeologist Corey Malcom will share details of the investigations - from the sea floor to the Spanish archives - that gave this shipwreck a name and allow its story to be told. Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, lecture is presented in the courtyard, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Chairs are provided on a first come first serve basis.
Contact: 305-294-2633 ext 22
Email: cmalcom@mfmm.org
February 12 to February 13,  in Key West
56th Annual Key West House & Garden Tour
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. The February tours are offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Transportation between homes NOT included. Tickets and times available online. Proceeds help benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org
February 12 to February 15,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Skivvies
Back at the Red Barn with a NEW SHOW. One of the hottest cabaret acts EVER in New York!
Contact: 305-296-9911
February 13 to February 14,  in Key West
GardenFest: The Green Market Place
Enjoy native plants, palms and orchids, Earth-based arts and crafts, green and healthy-living products and services and lunch and music in the "Beer Garden". This year is to also feature a new 'Kids Science Corner.' Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is located at 5210 College Road.
Contact: 305-296-1504
Email: kwbgs@kwbgs.org
February 14,  in Key West
33rd Annual Wesley House Valentine’s Day Gala
This signature fundraiser features some of Key West's most talented performing artists, the island's largest silent auction, open bar, dancing, and an elegant and abundant dinner buffet. The Theme this year is New Orleans Masquerade. Come with your best mask ready for some delicious food. Located at Curry Mansion Inn, 511 Caroline Street 6:30-9:30 p.m. VIP tickets also available. Purchase tickets online.
Contact: 305-809-5000
February 14,  in Key West
Sail Key West on Valentine's Day
Celebrate this Valentine's Day with your special someone on Schooner America 2.0's Champagne and Aphrodisiac Pairing Sunset Sail. As you sail along in beautiful blue waters, take in all the romance that Key West has to offer while being treated to a six course pairing menu. On this 2.5-hour sail, enjoy picturesque 360-degree views on the majestic Schooner America 2.0, a state-of-the-art yacht built in 2011.
Contact: 646.772.4880
Email: heather@classicharborline.com
February 14,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Eroica Trio
The most sought-after trio in the world, the Grammy®-nominated Eroica Trio thrills audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance. Whether playing the great standards of the piano trio repertoire or daring contemporary works, the three young women who make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concert stage with their passionate performances. Show starts 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
February 16,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum's Free Lecture Series: The Search for the Spanish Pirate-Slaver Guerrero
On December 19, 1827, while attempting to sail to Cuba with 561 African captives, the Havana-based pirate slave ship Guerrero became engaged in battle with a British Royal Navy schooner; in the confusion both ships wrecked on a Florida Keys reef. In a bold, audacious move, many of the pirates escaped, but Guerrero was a total loss and never sailed again. Enjoy an overview of the ship's fascinating history and outline today's efforts to locate and document its remains on the sea floor. Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, lecture is presented in the courtyard, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Chairs are provided on a first come first serve basis.
Contact: 305-294-2633 ext 22
Email: cmalcom@mfmm.org
February 18 to March 05,  in Key West
Fringe Theater of Key West presents: The Lion in Winter
In 1183 an aging King Henry II summons his imprisoned wife Eleanor of Aquitaine and three crown-seeking sons to a reunion to name his successor. Treachery and deception follow in this dynastic chess game. Show dates, times and tickets online. Performances at St Paul's Church Sanctuary, 401 Duval.
Contact: 305-707-4053
February 20,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Winter Concert Series with Robert Randolph
Featured performer is Robert Randolph and the Family Band, his accompanists, with Caffeine Carl. Randolph calls his "thing" really upbeat, uptempo, with great guitar riffs. Key West Theater located at 512 Eaton Street. Tickets available online.
February 21,  in Key West
Monthly Artisan Market: Recycle-Upcycle
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 one Sunday each month, during season (thru April) outdoors at the Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton. Free family & pet friendly event.
Email: jill@dailyplan-it.net
February 22 to March 07,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Conchs, Cowboys and Tales of Old Key West
Back in the saddle again, Red Barn's most popular musical group features John Wells, Gary McDonald, Paul Cotton, Tom Murtha, George Halloran and some special guests! A rousing night of musical fun.
Contact: 305-296-9911
February 23,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum's Free Lecture Series: History, Archaeology of Key West Turtling Industry
The long-running Key West turtling industry helped to shape the island's identity and economy for over 150 years, but it was done at an unsustainable cost to Keys and Caribbean Green Sea Turtles. The story of this unique business is examined through historical research, oral history, and the archaeological excavation of the Key West Turtle Kraals. Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, lecture is presented in the courtyard, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Chairs are provided on a first come first serve basis.
Contact: 305-294-2633 ext 22
Email: cmalcom@mfmm.org
February 25,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: One Thousand and One Nights
Enjoy a program including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade," inspired by Middle Eastern and Indian tales, with Mexican-American violinist Elena Urioste showcasing her artistry in Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. Key West performances take place at the Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Road on the campus of Florida Keys Community College. Pre-concert chat 6:45 p.m., concert begins 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Tickets 305-295-7676
February 27 to February 28,  in Key West
Old Island Days Art Festival
The 51st annual juried outdoor fine art festival features oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography and other offerings by more than 100 artists from around the United States and beyond. The event takes place on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town.
Contact: 304-294-1243
February 27,  in Key West
World Sword Swallower's Day at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Sword swallowers will risk their lives when they "drop swords" at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world on February 27. Watch as solid steel will go down the hatch - hopefully without a scratch -- as individuals demonstrate sword swallowing skills at a free performance at Ripley's Key West Odditorium, located at 108 Duval Street. The show will start at 2 p.m. with an official worldwide "swallow" at 2:27 p.m. to coincide with the 2/27/16 date. Sword swallowing shows outside the museum are FREE. Regular admission is required for people wanting to tour the Odditorium.
Contact: 305-293-9939
February 28,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: Badke String Quartet
Show starts 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Formed in 2002 and widely recognized as one of Britain 's finest string quartets, the Quartet has received widespread acclaim for its energetic and vibrant performances.