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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 May, 2016

Year:  Month: 
April 08 to June 07,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Roberta Marks
"Roberta Marks: a Retrospective," a cohesive exhibition of nearly thirty years of her mixed media work, is to be on display at the Custom House Museum. Marks, whose work has won many awards and is widely collected and featured at numerous museums and galleries throughout the country, creates mixed media pieces via photographs, paintings, collages and constructions that investigate the mystery of being. Her constructions, fabricated using found, bought or gifted objects and materials, are portrayed as stage sets, representing the artist's existence and personal landscape. The exhibit will open on Friday, April 8 from 6:00-7:30, with special member VIP entry at 5:30 pm.
Contact: 305.295.6616 x 112
April 09 to November 30,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.
Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
April 15 to July 31,  in Key West
Key West Art Garden 2016
Florida Keys artists and sculptors are featured in this open-air exhibit at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; an opening reception is planned April 23 from 12-3 p.m., to meet the artists, enjoy a self-guided tour of the Art Garden, light refreshments. Entrance is free.
Contact: 305-296-1504
Email: kwbgs@kwbgs.org
April 22 to May 01,  in Key West
34th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration
With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic's 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.
Contact: 305-296-0213
April 26 to May 14,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Cripple of Inishmaan
The people of Inishmann learn that a Hollywood director is coming to a neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him.
Contact: 305-296-9911
April 28 to May 01,  in Key West
Key West Paddle Classic
Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Other events include a kick-off registration party, paddleboard clinics and races for kids.
Contact: Sue Cooper 305-304-4259
Email: sue@lazydog.com
May 04 to May 08,  in Key West
Key West Songwriters' Festival
The 21st annual showcase of musical magic features America's foremost performing songwriters, with concerts staged in intimate, audience-friendly island settings.
Contact: Charlie Bauer 305-304-0814
Email: kwswf@aol.com
May 04,  in Key West
The Sexy Side of Star Wars: A Burlesque Parody
Key West Burlesque's ensemble cast takes on the cherished Star Wars universe like you have never seen them before in this not to be missed production. Tatah DuJour plays host and narrates this epic take off as the charter "The Force DuJour". Show at The Studios of Key West. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show time 8 p.m. Tickets are available at keystix.com for $25, $35 and $50.
May 08 to May 10,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Story Goes On
A Mother and Daughter's Musical Journey Starring Camille Russo Toler and Erica Money Butters. From blues to showtunes to rock'n'roll to opera!
Contact: 305-296-9911
May 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 the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
May 11 to May 15,  in Key West
Kamp Key West
This annual event is designed for LGBTA outdoor enthusiasts and adventurists who recall the fun and games of summer camp. Attractions include on-the-water subtropical island activities and games for adults.
May 11 to May 28,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Die, Mommie, Die!
This outrageous comic melodrama from Charles Busch evokes the movie thrillers from the early 60's that featured cinematic icons like Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Lana Turner. A faded pop singer tries to escape her corrosive marriage and find happiness with a younger lover. Bad acid trips, a resentful daughter, a weird son and a poisoned suppository all play a part in this outrageous comedy. Tickets available online.
Contact: 305-294-5015 Box Office
May 12,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Tinsley Ellis
Southern blues-rocker Ellis easily ranks as one of today's most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists. He approaches his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Show time 8 p.m.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: keywesttheater@gmail.com
May 13 to May 15,  in Key West
Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade
The Key West Art & Historical Society presents this inaugural, family-friendly exhibition event that is also an art-inspired float parade powered by humans on bicycles. People of all ages can celebrate the creative, funky and wild designs on display.
May 18,  in Key West
"The Broads of Broadway"
The production promises seeing Peterson's 'Eyecons' in Broadway musicals they never did, including Cher in 'Wicked', Liza in 'Chicago' and Marilyn Monroe in 'A Chorus Line'. Special guests for the show, held in the Crystal Room at La Te Da, 1125 Duval St., include Trey Forsyth and J.b. McLendon. begins at 8 p.m...doors open at 7 p.m. The evening will include a huge silent auction. Individual tickets are $20.
Contact: Tickets 305.296.6196
May 21,  in Key West
Key West Ladies' Dolphin Championship
Cash and prizes totaling $10,000 are to be shared by the tournament's winning boat team and top five individual anglers. The angler who catches the heaviest dolphin during the daylong tournament earns a $3,000 cash prize. The second-place angler is to receive $1,500 cash, while $500 awaits the third-place finisher and prizes await the fourth- and fifth-place participants. In addition, $1,000 is to be awarded for the largest wahoo caught.
Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364
Email: lee@murraymarine.com
May 21,  in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Sea Turtles Hit the Beach!
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. Learn about sea turtles! May is the beginning of turtle nesting season and it is important for everyone to learn how they can help hatchlings survive. The Turtle Hospital will be bringing a live sea turtle and there will be other games and hands on activities. 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
May 22,  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 the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
May 29,  in Key West
25th Annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta
To compete in the wacky challenge, each six-member team must construct a craft out of the most minimal supplies: a single sheet of 4-by-8-foot plywood, two 8-foot-long 2-by-4s, a pound of fasteners and a trusty roll of duct tape.Regatta rules even forbid the use of caulking or adhesives, though epoxy paint is permitted. The "sink or swim" challenge is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition in the Florida Keys, with Sunday's fun scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. when teams can register at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St.
May 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 this island has to offer! All shows feature the Rambler Band which includes Nick Norman, Jeff Clark, Caffeine Carl, Ericson Holt, Claire Finley, James Whitehead, Robyn Whitehead, Daryl Brook, Randy Morrow, Derik Reay and Joey Marchiano. Show starts 8 p.m.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: keywesttheater@gmail.com