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Key West Events

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

Events in Key West for February, 2019

Year:  Month: 
January 01 to August 31,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
Anglers of all ages and abilities can target more than 40 species of fish in the Key West Fishing Tournament, a free-entry multidivision challenge that takes place Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2019. The tournament features divisions for men, women, junior anglers ages 10 to 15 and Pee Wees under 10 years old — making it ideal for extended families and multigenerational groups who want to share the angling experience.
Contact: Doris Harris 305-923-5934
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
January 22 to February 02,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: Collected Stories, by Donald Margulies
Fringe Theater presents this gripping drama of two writers who grapple with betrayal. Is ownership of a story in its living or in its telling? Key West Woman's Club, 319 Duval Street. Show starts 7 p.m.
Contact: Rebecca Tomlinson 305-587-8961
January 23 to February 02,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard
One boozy evening, fiercely competitive actress Ella and her father David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut... and things unravel from there. This darkly humorous sheds new light on the eternal struggle of parents and children to find common ground. Dates: Jan 23-27, Jan 30-Feb 2 (Wed-Sun) 8p.m. show, 533 Eaton St.
January 24 to February 09,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: A Doll's House, Part 2
A Doll's House, Part 2 is the continuation of Henrik Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. Far from being dry or stuffy, ADH, Pt.2 is hilariously funny, whip-smart and resonant to our gender politics. The story picks up 15 years after Nora famously slams the door on her stifling marriage at the conclusion of A Doll's House. In Mr. Hnath's updated version, Nora is now a successful business woman, who finds her husband, daughter and wise-cracking maid to be as changed as she has become. Fireworks explode as the play explores the rules of society and gender. See website for show dates. Show times 8 p.m.
Contact: Box-Office (305-294-5015)
Email: Box-Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
January 29 to February 02,  in Key West
Second Annual Mile 0 Fest Key West
Mile 0 Fest Key West is a new music festival considered a "must see" in the burgeoning Red Dirt & Americana music scene. Take in big shows at Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, a state-of-the-art facility located blocks off the hopping streets of Duval, or get into a stripped down acoustic set with your favorite band leader at one of the theaters or bars off Duval. Many activities and memorable experiences await.
February 01 to February 02,  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: Loren Rea 305-360-6969
Email: info@cudabowl.com
February 01,  in Key West
Grand Opening: Visions of Cuba
Enjoy a Cuban artists' exhibition, featuring contemporary artwork from over 40 prominent Cuban artists, from 5:30 - 7:30PM at Gato Cigar Factory, 1100 Simonton St. Wine, music, hors d'oeuvres. Exhibit to be on display through May 3.
February 08,  in Key West
REEF presents: Lionfish Collection & Handling Workshop
REEF is offering a series of free Lionfish Collection and Handling Workshops. The workshops consist of a morning classroom portion covering the background of the invasion, lionfish biology and ecology, impacts, current research findings, and hands-on lessons in how to safely collect and handle lionfish using hand nets, pole spears and ZooKeeper Lionfish Containment Units. Participants who complete the classroom session will have the opportunity to obtain a permit to collect lionfish using hand nets in Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPAs) within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Following the classroom session, divers and snorkelers can join an accompanying boat charter to practice the collection and handling techniques. Located at Captain's Corner Dive Center, 125 Ann St. Key West. Starts at 9 a.m. The workshops and dives are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Reserve online.
February 09,  in Key West
4th Annual Key West Food Truck Festival
From 12-7 p.m., the Key West Art & Historical Society event will transform the Fort East Martello parade grounds into a family-friendly musical feast with the tasty delights of Key West’s top-notch food trucks and the grooving tunes of local and international acts. Key West Food Truck Fest founder and co-producer Clint Steckly will park his ever-tasty Triano’s Taco food truck on site along with Irie Island Eats, Flamingo Street, The Raw Machine, Jimmy Sno Concessions, The Pincho Barge, Tarpon River Brewing, Great Events Catering, Key West Glass Works, and more.  Tickets $5 at the door or available for purchase online.
Contact: 305.295.6616 x 114
February 10 to February 24,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market
Browse among culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, live music, craft beer, wine and art and food concessions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a NEW location this year, at Higgs Beach. Bring your own bags. A fantastic, family-friendly, free event. Dates: Feb. 10, 24.
February 11,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Arrival From Sweden, The Music of ABBA
Witness the most authentic ABBA show ever, delivered in exact replicas of ABBA's famous staging clothes exclusively approved by ABBA's clothing designer. Arrival from Sweden performs together with some of the finest symphony orchestras in the world and also with ABBA original musicians. ARRIVAL from Sweden is the only ABBA tribute band in the world that has been given an unreleased ABBA song, "Just A Notion" directly from Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m., Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.
February 13,  in Key West
Anne McKee Fine Art Auction
Now in its third year at The Studios of Key West, event's doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar. VIP seating is available for $50. The auction preview will be from February 7 - 13 at The Studios of Key West. The highlight of this year's auction will be an original Sal Salinero painting valued at nearly $10,000. The McKee art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists. Founded by longtime Key West resident and philanthropist, Anne McKee, the non-profit fund has awarded more than $265,000 since 1994. Tickets available online.
February 14,  in Key West
Champagne & Aphrodisiacs Valentine's Day Sunset Sail
From 5-7 p.m., celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special someone on Schooner America 2.0 in Key West. As you sail along the beautiful turquoise green waters, you and your loved one will be able to take in all the romance that Key West has to offer while being treated to a delicious pairing menu that is sure to entice consisting of hors d’ oeuvres expertly paired with champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world!
February 14,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Ben Rosenblum Trio
A pianist and composer, Rosenblum has graced the stages of The Lin- coln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note and many others. Accompanied by two talented cohorts, he presents a special Valentine’s Day concert, featuring music from his latest album, which Jazziz Magazine calls “richly romantic.” Show starts 7 p.m., 533 Eaton St.
February 14,  in Key West
36th Annual Wesley House Valentine's Day Gala
This Valentine's Day, take your special someone to the beautiful Curry Mansion Inn. Enjoy live music by one of Key West's most popular performing groups, Howard Livingston & the Mile Marker 24 Band. Included with your ticket price, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., is the island's largest silent auction, open bar, dancing, and an elegant dinner designed and prepared by Great Events Catering. VIP and General Admission tickets available.
February 14,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Los Lobos (Two Shows)
More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they've repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn't "just another" anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Showtimes 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.
February 15 to February 16,  in Key West
59th Annual Key West Home Tours
Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and interior design that complements each. February and March tours are offered 10 am to 4 pm each day. Transportation between homes is not provided. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org
February 15,  in Key West
WLRN Public Radio Presents: A Special Evening with Joshua Johnson, NPR Host of 1A
In partnership with The Studios of Key West, WLRN presents an engaging evening with one of public radio’s rising stars, Joshua Johnson, host of the NPR radio program 1A. WLRN’s VP of News Tom Hudson and WLRN Keys Reporter Nan Klingener is to moderate a lively conversation with Joshua about important topics with national and regional relevance. Audience participation will be welcomed. This special fundraising event is in support of independent journalism and WLRN’s commitment to its Southernmost News Bureau in Key West. Event is to be held from 5:30 – 7PM at The Studios of Key West. Tickets purchased online.
Contact: Ellen Soto
Email: esoto@friendsofwlrn.org
February 16,  in Key West
Inaugural Pup Crawl Key West
In the Southernmost City you’ll find an amazing mix of eclectic, locally owned businesses, breweries, restaurants and bars. Key West is one of the most pet friendly places in the world! This character allows for awesome events for you and your fur babies while raising money for the Florida Keys SPCA. You and your furry friend can “crawl” from bar to bar and engage in various activities at each location. Gather up toys, photos, artwork and prizes along the way as you mingle local pups up for adoption. There’s even a pup pool pawty! This Pup Crawl will be a fun filled afternoon for all. Registration is at The Green Room, rain or shine, starts at 12pm and Crawl begins promptly at 1pm. Tickets available now for $20, register online. 
February 17,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Camerata Ensemble
Camerata RCO is a unique ensemble comprised of members of Amsterdam's renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. These colleagues founded this independent group with the desire to explore smaller, more intimate, repertoire.  Tours have taken them to New York, Minsk, Tokyo, Seoul, Vienna, Rome and Madrid. Camerata RCO has recorded five well-regarded albums featuring music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Corelli, and Mahler. Performances take place at 4 p.m. at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval St.
February 18,  in Key West
Rick Lanning – Calotype Photography and Its Short Evolution
Presented by Old Island Restoration Foundation. Rick will explain what Calotype photography is, it’s importance to art and photography history, the actual steps to the process and how many photographers continue to use this process today.  Conversation will also surround the possibility of Calotype photography in historic Key West. Rick will have  his own Calotype camera on display, as well as images on to view and purchase. From 12:30 - 1:30 PM, location: Oldest House Garden – 322 Duval Street. Admission: $10, $5 for members
February 18,  in Key West
Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series: A Discussion of Tennessee Williams
Dennis Beaver, curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum, is to discuss the iconic playwright who called Key West home from the late 1940s until his death in 1983. Williams lived in Key West and had a pivotal influence on the island’s literary culture. The award-winning playwright penned classics including “The Glass Menagerie,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”   Starts at 6 p.m., Meeting Room at Old City Hall at 510 Green St.
Email: pat@pkcboston.com
February 19,  in Key West
February's Full Moon Experience: "In Love with Key West"
Come celebrate the full moon at Higgs Beach with all-ages yoga starting at 7pm, and then kick it off into high gear with a DJ and surprises all night from 8pm-midnight. This month's theme is: In Love with Key West. We ask that you show up in love attire with anything that has to do with Key West. February birthdays celebration is at 9pm. Motivated by self-expression and participation, the Key West Full Moon Experience has attracted hundreds of people to be a part of what is labeled as a “Celebration of Us”. This unique style of entertainment happens every full moon, from Oct-June, creating a different theme very month. All ages are welcomed to participate in yoga, which kicks off the night, following that is a night full of dancing with local DJs and bands, and surprise offerings every month. This is a family-friendly event. No tickets are necessary, but cash donations are accepted the night of.
February 21,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Annual Starlight Ball
Costumes are encouraged, or just dust off your old tuxedo; we expect Hollywood Stars, celestial bodies, and the occasional extra-terrestrial. Plus plenty to eat and drink, and a dance floor that’s out of this world! From 7-10 p.m., at Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. Tickets $100 for members; $125 for non-members. The Studios of Key West offers studio space, lectures, workshops, residencies, partnership projects and nurtures the creation of work; their mission is to build audiences and support the advancement of established and emerging creative people in the Florida Keys.
Contact: 305-296-0458
February 22 to April 30,  in Key West
Artist Paul Arsenault Exhibit at Custom House Museum
Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society, the work of artist Paul Arsenault is to be featured at a special opening reception on February 22 from 6–7PM in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. “Coastal Trade: Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West” is an exhibit of over 30 of Arsenault’s paintings that are a window into the pioneering days of southwest Florida’s maritime trading networks, presented along with artifacts from Arsenault’s personal collection and the Society’s archives. Exhibit runs through April 30.
Contact: 305-295-6616 x112
Email: cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.org
February 23 to March 30,  in Key West
Key West Burlesque presents: Backroom Burlesque
 Key West Burlesque is back and better then ever! It has found its home at the Back Space inside of SideBar, 504 Angela Street. Join the excitement two nights  a week (Fri & Sat) for this amazing show. February 23 & March 2, enjoy 'Backroom Rhapsody: A Tribute to Queen,' a dazzling extravaganza of song and dance that can’t be missed. The show incorporates several of the legendary bands greatest hits and unforgettable songs into a high energy, glamour filled production with an all-star cast that includes Tatah DuJour, Moana Amour, and the Key West Burlesque Dancers. March 9, 16, 23 & 30, 'Lets Misbehaves: A Titillating 1920's Style Revue' features a rotating cast of weekly guest performers including Sofia Luna, Moana Amour, and Cheeky Derrière. Tickets sold online.
Contact: 305.294.0555
February 23 to February 24,  in Key West
54th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival
The 54th 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 24,  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