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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 April, 2015

Year:  Month: 
February 06 to May 01,  in Key West
Then And Now: A Retrospective Show
Enjoy viewing an exhibit showcasing the work of past and present Florida Keys recipients of the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship grants. The free exhibit runs through May 1 at the historic Gato Building,1100 Simonton St., Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening reception is Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m., and closing reception is set for May 1. Presented by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.
Contact: 305 295 4369
March 17 to April 11,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Monty Python's SpamAlot
The Waterfront Playhouse takes on its biggest musical challenge ever with SPAMALOT -- the splashy musical that was nominated for 14 Tony Awards. The hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur will include over 30 set pieces, a cast of 14, over 150 costumes and a live orchestra! Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award for Best Musical "Resplendently silly!" (The New York Times) Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
March 18 to April 18,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Let's Get Lost
A lush evening of music from the heart and the funny bone. Surprising and sophisticated with a swing in its step, this intimate new show will take you from lost to found with passion and pizazz.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
March 22 to April 14,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Outside Mullingar
A heart-tugging valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love. This hesitant romance between neighboring farmers in Ireland is a tender and comic paean to the endearing belief that love will find a way.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
April 02 to April 22,  in Key West
Royal Opening for Mosaic Project
The public is invited to a festive Opening Reception from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at Royal Furniture in Searstown. The Connections Project is the Florida Keys Council of the Arts' moveable feast of small canvases comprising a 24-foot mosaic mural of six-by-six-inch fine art works representing almost all media. The 2015 exhibition season offers two Key West showings, including a later show in May. The mosaic will be on display at Royal Furniture until April 22.
Contact: (305) 295-4369
Email: director@keysarts.com
April 04 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; Doris 305-295-6601
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
April 04,  in Key West
Sixth Annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival & Waterfront Craft Show
Presented by Florida-based Mote Marine Laboratory, the family-friendly free-admission Ocean Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scheduled attractions include live music, arts and crafts, kids' activities including face painting, educational displays, food and beverages, a silent auction and more. The festivities take place at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, located on Key West's Truman Waterfront past the end of Southard Street.
Contact: Jason Wolf 305-393-6022
Email: jwolf@mote.org
April 05,  in Key West
Monthly Artisan Market -- Mote Marine Ocean Festival 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
April 08 to April 11,  in Key West
Second Annual Viking Yachts Key West Challenge
This fishing tournament is open to all Viking owners to join this family friendly, family fun tournament that features lots of trophy awards. Highlights include two fishing days, one lay day; anglers target primarily sailfish but there are also categories for tuna, dolphin, kingfish and wahoo. Boats can utilize four Key West Marinas for dockage: A&B Marina, Conch Harbor Marina, The Galleon Marina and Key West Bight Marina. Six anglers per boat are allowed.
Contact: Mary Foust 609-296-6000 x 345
Email: marketing@vikingyachts.com
April 08,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents Chamber Music Series
The South Florida Symphony is a unique gathering of professional symphonic musicians. Performance starts at 7 p.m. at Eaton Street Theatre. Program includes guest artists John Whittlesey, baritone, and accompanist on the piano Roger Rundell. Whittlesey will sing a selection of deeply treasured classical and popular music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss, Charles Ives, Richard Rogers, and Cole Porter.
Contact: 954-522-8445
April 11,  in Key West
“Discover DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side”
Mark Rodgers, Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions from the permanent Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, will take you on an awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance. This original theatre performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations, and images of their inventions, codices, paintings, and sculptures. At Tennessee Williams Theatre, tickets $25.
Contact: Box office 305-295-7676
April 13,  in Key West
Taste of Key West
Scores of area restaurants present mouthwatering samples of their cuisine to benefit AIDS Help Inc. The culinary celebration takes place at the Truman Waterfront overlooking Key West Harbor.
Contact: 305-296-6196
April 14,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Terri White
Terri White tells the poignant, and often hilarious, story of her TWO SCORE life in theater with stores and songs from her Broadway roles in Follies, Barnum, Finian's Rainbow, Ain't Misbehavin' and many more. Bobby Peaco on piano & Ivan Bodley on bass. Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
April 15 to April 19,  in Key West
The Final Sail
Billfish are the primary target and significant cash prizes are the "bait" for anglers in the Final Sail, a boat tournament in Key West waters. The tournament is the grand finale of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, a prestigious competition for elite billfishing teams that consists of four South Florida tournaments. And, there's more than a half-million dollars up for grabs, according to tournament officials.
Contact: Mike Weinhofer 305-395-3474
Email: fishnkw@aol.com
April 15 to May 01,  in Key West
On the Rock Productions presents: Roshambo
What if one game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" split your life into different directions, creating new parallel timelines? The people of Stock Island are about to find out that every game you play has consequences. Audiences delight in this original play exploring alternate timelines on Stock Island. Held at the Key West Theater. Showtime is at 8 p.m.; show dates are April 15-16, 18, 21-25, 28-30, May 1.
Contact: Box office 305-295-7676
April 17 to April 26,  in Key West
33rd 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 18,  in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Earth is Blue
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. When astronauts first ventured into outer space and looked back at our planet, they made an unexpected discovery. Everything you do to help the planet counts. Play a game of Earth is Blue Bingo, and make a "Save Energy" Door Hanger 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
April 19,  in Key West
Migration Mania at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
The main event this year will be the live bird and butterfly shows, related arts, crafts, games, and more. A Great Migration Education Hunt for prizes will be offered throughout the event enticing participants to learn as they complete tasks related to the theme. The Migration Mania event is an educational themed community program for youths, teens and adults aimed at bringing families together. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Email: mmcrae@kwbgs.org
April 22,  in Key West
Kathy Griffin Performs at Tennessee Williams Theatre
Two-time Emmy winner, Grammy-winner, NY Times bestselling author, Guinness Book of World Record holder, 2009's GLAAD Vanguard recipient, 2011 Trevor Project Life Award honoree, and IAVA's 2013 Leadership in Entertainment Honoree, Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with rapid fire wit. Griffin is to perform at the southernmost city's Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd.
Contact: Box office 305-295-7676
April 22,  in Key West
Celebrate Earth Day at Key West Turtle Museum
Key West Turtle Museum will host a free Earth Day 2015 celebration from 12pm to 4pm. The public is invited to tour the Turtle Museum and meet local conservation groups, including the Turtle Hospital, the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Key West Sea Turtle Club. Key West Turtle Museum at the historic Key West Bight. 200 Margaret Street.
Email: rjtomlinson@mfmm.org
April 23 to April 25,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: Air Heart with Mara Neimanis
Combining intense physicality and raw charisma, Neimanis began as a trapeze artist and is reinventing physical theater. Here she performs on a spinning steel sculpture, channeling the life of Amelia Earhart, who famously disappeared over the South Pacific while attempting to become the first woman pilot to circumvent the globe. Show starts 8 p.m.
Contact: Tickets 305-296-0458
Email: info@tskw.org
April 23 to April 26,  in Key West
Fringe Theater Key West presents: The Conch Republic!
The SMASH HIT returns for the third year! The musical recounts the battle between the Feds and the Conchs over a roadblock that threatened Key West's tourist business. Performances at 8 p.m., at The San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street.
Contact: 786-529-2281
April 29 to May 16,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Me and Jezebel
When Bette Davis shows up at a Connecticut household, her one-night stay turns into a month of hilarious chaos. "The story is delightful, the writing is entertaining, and what comes out of Bette's mouth is priceless." (New York Post) Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
April 29 to May 23,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Venus in Fur
This smash Broadway hit is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex that's guaranteed to mesmerize. An actress comes late to an audition for a less-than impressed director, but she soon turns the session into a tango for dominance.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
April 30 to May 03,  in Key West
Key West Paddleboard Classic
During this ocean paddleboard race, participants enjoy a challenging 12-mile course over crystal blue waters, circling Key West through scenic mangroves, passing by the Historic Seaport district and more. The race around Key West is open to paddlers on standup paddleboards, prone boards, outrigger canoes, dory boats, surf skis and kayaks. Other weekend beach and paddling activities are planned.
Contact: Sue Cooper 305-304-4259
Email: sue@lazydog.com