Pet Friendly Hotels
Bed and Breakfasts
Flats and Fly Fishing
Light Tackle Fishing
Party Boat Fishing
Eco Tours Kayaking
Dry Tortugas Trips
Tours offered around Key West
Jet Ski and
Bikes, Scooters and
Nice Tips to Do
Art and Crafts
I have listed here some of the events that
go on year round. Many take place in Key West but there are some that happen all
over the Florida Keys. Many are small like (Key West Country Western Dancers)
and they are targeted more for the locals. But do not let that stop you if you
see something that you like you may still want to check it out while you are
Have an event or activity you
want here e-mail me at
question (at) clydeskeywest.com put Key West in the Subject Line.
activities. 3145 Flagler Ave., Key West. 295-9622.
Key West Film Society presents presents
the best in first-run art, independent, and alternative cinema every day. Now
with three fully equipped theaters showing in both 35mm and high definition
digital. Modified stadium seating, digital surround sound and full handicapped
access. The award-winning Tropic marquee is your entry to 8,000 sq. ft of
cinematic enlightenment. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. 294-5857. For
full schedule of events visit
Key West & lower keys
Custom House (Key West Museum of Art &
History), 281 Front St. 295-6616. kwahs.com.
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt
Blvd. 296-3913. www.kwahs.com
Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum,
111 Front St. 294-9911.
Heritage House Museum, 410 Caroline St.
West Martello Tower, Key West Garden Club,
Atlantic Blvd. 294-3210.
K.W. Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden,
5210 College Rd., Stock Island. 296-1504.
Lighthouse Museum, 938 Whitehead St.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, 200 Greene St.
Museums and Nature Center of Crane Point,
5550 Overseas Hwy. 743-3900.
Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Hwy.
History of Diving Museum, MM 83, Bayside,
82990 Overseas Hwy. 664-9737.
Tennessee Williams Theatre
Ella Fitzgerald Tribute - 4/6/2008, 8:00 pm
Freda Payne, celebrated R&B and jazz vocalist, who shot to fame with
her #1 Hit, “Band of Gold,” and “Bring the Boys Home,” pays tribute to the
legendary Ella Fitzgerald, as no one else can! Payne, the star of such Broadway
shows as Jelly’s Last Jam, Sophisticated Ladies and Blues in the Night,
“conjures the spirit of Ella” with her renditions of “A-Tisket, a-Tasket,”
“Sweet Georgia Brown,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” and “Mack the Knife,” as well as
many other Fitzgerald classics.
Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway - 4/11/2008, 8:00 pm
Anyone who loves Broadway musicals is in for a treat as this
powerhouse group of Broadway veteran singers hits the stage for a tribute to a
century of great tunes from the Great White Way. It's a jubilant revue of
Broadway's biggest numbers presented in concert form by the actual stars of such
shows as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES, AIDA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR,
and JEKYLL & HYDE. 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY spotlights Broadway's most beloved
songs, including treasures from Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and
Ebb, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
An Evening of Cole Porter - 4/13/2008, 8:00 pm
Starring soprano Kristi Davis and baritone John Rudolph, and
accompanied by Vicky Rosenblatt, this intimate evening will feature the music of
legendary composer Cole Porter.
Musical Celebration of Shirley Bassey - 4/14/2008, 8:00 pm
A Celebration of song honoring fifty musical years of Shirley Bassey
Written by Kathleen Peace
Arranged by Larry Smith and Kathleen Peace
From showstoppers to Bond, along with some of Shirley's personal
favorites, this night of sassy and sultry music takes you through a turbulent
and tenacious journey of Dame Shirley's career, as only Kathleen Peace can
perform it. Kathleen will move you to poignant lows and highs with her striking
style, and three-octave vocal range.
In her Cabaret debut, Kathleen Peace takes the stage with
Larry Smith on Grand Piano, and special guests Chicago based Geoffrey Lowe on
Bass, Skipper Kripitz on percussion, Tim Mc Alpine on Guitar and from Berkley in
Boston, Tim Mayer on Sax.
Lina Robles' Mother's Day Concert - 5/11/2008, 7:00 pm
Key West native Lina Robles will return from the University of
Florida to present a Mother’s Day tribute in the Cabaret at Tennessee Williams
Theatre. A seasoned performer, Robles’ sumptuous voice and charming presentation
will be the perfect gift for the well-deserving ‘mom’.
Evening of Jerry Herman - 12/14/2008 -
12/15/2008 8:00 pm
The lyrics of Jerry Herman - starring Risa Wachsman and Bruce Moore.
MARCH 18- April 12, 2008
By A. R. Gurney Directed by Joy Hawkins
Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as
delicious and dizzy as the one that begins this smash hit comedy. When
middle-aged Gregg returns to his Upper West Side apartment accompanied by
Sylvia, a frisky blonde he has just picked up in the park, he turns his life
upside down. The trouble is the frisky blonde is an irresistible dog who is
about to chew a hole in his 22-year old marriage. This show is a hilarious
commentary on mid-life and the role pets play in our lives. Reprising her tour
de force performance in one of the Barn’s most beloved tales is Marjorie
Paul-Shook as the adorable pooch, along with Richard Grusin and Mimi McDonald
from the original cast.
“Marjorie Paul-Shook sparkles, shines, bounces and flounces and acts altogether
doggy.” -The Key West Citizen
“Forget Lassie and Rin-Tin-Tin. I’ve never seen a dog portrait in films or on
the stage that quite matches the truth and wit of Sylvia.” -The New York Times
MAVIS AND THE THREE BEARS
Limited engagement, 2 weeks only ! April 22 - May 3, 2008
A Musical Fable Book and Lyrics by Blake Hunter
Music by Franko Richmond Directed by Joy Hawkins
Living in a doublewide trailer, working in a cafeteria and putting up with a
good for nothing boyfriend named Floyd can get a girl down but luck changes for
Mavis Fluck when she dyes her hair blonde and meets the adorable Bear family.
The incredible melodies of Franko Richmond and lyrics of Blake Hunter will tug
at your heartstrings and tap on your funny bone with songs like Spunk and A Grin
on My Face. However the surprise ending will ensure that this adult story is no
ordinary fairy tale. The Red Barn is proud to present this original musical
fable written by two of Key West’s most notable artists.
Limited engagement, 2 weeks only ! May 13 - May 24
A Collection of Shorts
Lots of Playwrights, Various Directors and All Kinds of Actors
Celebrating short attention span theatre, The Red Barn is proud to present a
collection of short plays with an exciting mixture of playwrights, directors and
actors. Included in the evening will be Libations written by Michael Marrero,
the winner of this summer’s successful collaboration between The Red Barn
Theatre and The Studios of Key West, One Night Stand – an original short play
competition. This theatrical venture will make for a very memorable, high-energy
evening—Key West style.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Sunday/ Monday Series
MAR 23, 24, 30, 31, Apr. 6, 7
By Eve Ensler Directed by Carole MacCartee
Eve Ensler has put vaginas on the map. To be more accurate, she has put them all
over the globe, from Sarajevo to Johannesburg, from Antarctica to Manila, and
many places in between—over 800 productions have been staged in over 30
countries. The brilliance of the show is part stand-up routine, part
consciousness-raising session, part political rally, part market research
survey, part revival meeting, part group therapy, and part theatre. The Red Barn
enjoyed a huge success with this show and is bringing it back to Key West. You
won’t want to miss this roller coaster ride. Spread the word.
“ A bona fide phenomenon. Sex has never been funnier or more poignant.”
-The New York Times
(the Singer, not the Opera)", starring Carmen Rodriguez
||For one evening only, Key West's own cha-cha chanteuse
will bring her amazing vocals to the Waterfront stage. Carmen will be doing
selections from the musical theatre, the Great American Songbook, and sultry
tunes with a picante Latin beat. Muy Caliente! A gala post-performance party
will continue the celebration.
Starring Carmen Rodriguez and Carmen's Combo.
||April 3 - 5 and 9 -
||The Waterfront Playhouse continues their smash 2007/08
season with their collaborative presentation of Ganesha Dance Theatre, Key
West’s professional contemporary dance troupe. The company will premiere
“Opening The Way” – a collection of twelve original works choreographed by
each of the dancers. Artistic Director, Kyla Piscopink, and her company of
dancers have put together a stunning program in a range of dance styles. The
dancers include Ms. Piscopink, Andre Harper, Mary Kay Lee, Leigh Pujado and
Denis Hyland, fresh from his star-turn in the Waterfront’s recent smash-hit,
Opening night is April 3 and will include a gala party sponsored by Keith
Dempster and James Olson with catering by Great Events. Other performances
will be April, 4th and 5th; the 9th through the 12th at 8:30 pm. There will
also be a 3:00 pm matinee on Saturday, April 5th. Tickets for the matinee
will be specially priced at $20.
The dance program will be a blend of contemporary dance, ballet, jazz,
modern, hip hop
New Plays in May
||May 6 - 13 -
||Fast becoming one of the most popular
theatre events of the season, the Key West Players invite you to attend
three Tuesday evenings of free readings of original plays by Key West
playwrights. Past readings that have gone onto full productions are MOTHER'S
GIFT by Mannie King, and last year's smash hit, THE TIMES, by Mark Watson.
Watch for the play selection to be announced.
Tickets Free. Coordinated by Chris Tittle and the Key West Players.
||May 21 - June 14
||8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
||The international hit returns! The title says it all -
caution and costumes are thrown to the wind in this outrageous musical
revue. One of the Waterfront Playhouse's biggest hits ever! If you missed
it, now's your chance! If you saw it, you must see it again. You can just
never have too many naked boys!
Perfect for groups and "girls' night out" parties!
Me and My Girl
||March 6 – April 5, 2008
8 P.M. Every Thursday-Friday-Saturday & 3 P.M. Matinee Sunday March 16
||8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
||Marathon Community Theatre
||"Me and My Girl"
Book by L. Arthur Rose & Douglas Furber
Music by Noel Gay
This 1987 Toni "Best Musical" award wining comedy takes place in Britain in
the 1930s. The Duchess of Hereford is charged with finding the new Earl. The
prior Earl of Hereford's only son turns out to be a Cockney from the London
suburb of Lambeth. To the horror of all the Hereford gentry and servants,
this "rough and crude" fellow will become the new Earl. The comedy lies in
the vast disparity of the British upper class and this Cockney gent.
||May 8 – May 24, 2008
8 P.M. Every Thursday-Friday-Saturday
||8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
||Marathon Community Theatre
A comedy by Abe Burrows
Basaed on a play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy
A successful Manhattan dentist & swinging confirmed bachelor pretends to be
married in order to deceive his young girlfriend. When she tries to commit
suicide, he promises to get a "divorce." Now the girlfriend wants to meet
Marathon Community Theatre, 5101 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. Call box office for
ticket price info.
Mondays - Fridays
Organ/piano recitals featuring Joe
Lowe and Auwinna Weed. Free. Donations welcome. Noon - 1 p.m. St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St., Key West. 296-5142.
Friends of the Library Lecture Series.
During winter season. 6 p.m. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. Call
292-3595 for complete schedule.
Historical Preservation Society of the Upper
Keys. Lectures and presentations about Keys history. 7 p.m., Key
Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping Plaza, MM 101.4, Key Largo.
The Lunch Bunch group meets third Monday of the month. January through
April. Noon. Hooked on Books, MM 81.9
Oceanside, Islamorada. 517-2602.
Beginning Nov. 20 vocalist Libby York sings
favorites from the Great American Songbook with Dave Burns, piano and
Lonnie Jacobson, bass. 7-10 p.m. Rooftop Cafe, 308 Front Street, Key West,
Florida Keys Council of the Arts presents
“Senior Lunchtime Music Series” and “Performing Arts in the Hospital.”
Musicians perform at Monroe County senior citizen nutrition sites in Key West,
Big Pine, Marathon and Plantation Key, as well as the Lower Keys Medical
Center. Free and open to the public. Call 295-4369 or check
dates and times.
Keys Chamber Orchestra meets on Sunday
afternoons on Cudjoe Key at 2 p.m. New musicians, both snowbirds and locals,
welcome. Call 872-5609 for rehearsal info.
The Writer's Den. Group critique session
meets Tuesdays. All levels and all genres welcome. 7 - 9 p.m. Blue Mojito Bar &
Cafe at the Hyatt, 601 Front St., Key West. Validated Parking. Contact Nina
Aviles at email@example.com for details.
Key West Country Western dancers get
together for dancing and lesson at Cowboy Bills, 6101/2
Duval St., Key West. Call Jay for more info 293-0198.
Line dance instruction. 7 - 8 p.m.
beginners, 8 - 9 p.m. intermediate. Big Pine Key Senior Center. Key Deer Blvd.,
Big Pine Key. 745-2383.
Key West Plein Air Painters meet. Free,
bring own materials. 9:30 a.m. – noon. Key West & Stock Island, call for
specific locations. Optional, lunch afterwards. For more info contact Margaret
Brown 872-7385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purple Isles Art Guild. Meetings, program
and refreshments on 2nd Wednesdays. New members welcome. 9:30 a.m. - noon. Other
Wednesdays Purple Isles Art Guild "Paint Outs." Various plein air locations in
the Upper Keys. Newcomers welcome. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call Cris Sandifer at
852-7494 for info.
Latitude 25. Writing group meets last
Wednesday of the month. 7 - 9:30 p.m. Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping Ctr,
MM 101.4, Key Largo. 664-2266.
First & Third Wednesdays
For Writers Only: a read-aloud
writing support group. Free and open to the public. 1 - 3 p.m. Big Pine Key
Library, Big Pine Shopping Plaza, MM 30, Big Pine Key. 872-7564 for
"Night on White" Gallery Walk. 6 - 9 p.m.
Special exhibitions and receptions at galleries and shops along White Street
between Catherine and Southard Streets, Key West. Includes Harrison Gallery, The
Studios of Key West, White Street Deli & Café, White Street Healing Arts Center
and more. Call 295-4369 for Gallery Guide.
Paradise Quilt Guild meets third
Thursday. 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key.
Dance Social. Ballroom, Latin, Swing/Balboa, Hustle,
Country Western, and more. $5 suggested. Bring a non-alcoholic
beverage and munchie (optional). 8 - 11 p.m. Paradise Fitness, 1706 Roosevelt
Blvd., Key West. 296-6348.
The Dance Factory. Expanded dance space
and class offerings including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, character and
ballroom. 296-5015 or email@example.com.
CoffeeMill Dance Studio. Classes and
workshops in dance, yoga, fitness, music and more. Performance opportunities.
CoffeeMill Dance Studio, 916 Pohalski Street, Key West. 296-9982. Email:
Joyce Bennett School of Dance & Performing Arts.
Classes in dance, music, tai chi, hip hop. 1300 Almay St., Key Largo. 852-5395.
Thursdays (except the third Thursday’s Walk on White)
Figure Drawing Sessions. Bring your own
supplies. $8. 6-8 p.m. Studios of Key West, Amory Bldg., 600 White St., Key
West, 296-0458. www.Tskw.org
Salsa dance lessons. 7 p.m.
beginners, 8 p.m. experienced. Paradise Health & Fitness, 1706 N. Roosevelt
Blvd., Key West. For info contact Lucy & Leon at 296-6348.
Line dance instruction. 2 - 3 p.m.
beginners, 3 -4 p.m. intermediate. Big Pine Key Senior Center. Key Deer Blvd.,
Big Pine Key. 745-2383.
Ballroom and Latin dance party open house on
first Friday of the month. Free. 8 - 10 p.m. Theo & Ganine's Dance Center, 11450
Overseas Hwy., Suite 203, Marathon. Call 743-0660 for more information and a
schedule of classes and workshops.
Marathon Garden Club meets October - May. Guest
speakers, refreshments. Open to the public. 11:30 a.m. Marathon Garden Club,
5270 Overseas Hwy., Marathon. 743-4971.
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center and
Artists In Paradise Gallery host "Walk on Winn-Dixie." Art
exhibitions, music and receptions at galleries and shops within the plaza. 6 - 8
p.m. Big Pine Shopping Plaza, MM 30 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key. 923-1783.
Gallery Night. Mingle with the artists.
Refreshments. Key Largo Art Gallery. Plaza 103, 102990 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo.
Book sale in the library garden on
the first Saturday of each month through April. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Key West
Library, 700 Fleming St., Key West. 292-3595.
Florida Keys Quilters meeting and program first
Saturday of each month. 10 a.m. Key Largo Library Community Room, Tradewinds
Shopping Plaza, MM 101.4, Key Largo. 852-1620.
Civil War History. The park's Civil War
re-enactment unit, Battery B, 1st U.S. Artillery, will demonstrate the artillery
drill on the seacost cannon as well as field artillery pieces. Park visitors
will also get a glimpse of everyday life at a fortress in the 1860's. Free with
regular park admission. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, entrance
at Thomas and Southard, Key West. 292- 6713.
Self-Guided Tours or Guided Horticultural Tours.
Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden, One Free School Lane, off of the 500 block of
Simonton St. Open 10-5 daily/Guided tours take place at 11 a.m. Admission is $6;
Key West Maritime Historical Society.
Preservation of the maritime heritage of the Florida Keys. Monthly lectures,
field trips, exhibits, publications and special events. Nov-May. Award-winning
FLORIDA KEYS SEA HERITAGE JOURNAL published quarterly. 292-7903.
Florida Keys History of Diving Museum.
Exhibits, tours, lectures and events. 82990 Overseas Hwy. (MM 83), Islamorada.
Second & Fourth Saturdays
Key West Writers Guild. All newcomers
welcome. 10 a.m. - noon Kelly's Caribbean Bar, 301 Whitehead St., Key West.
Key West Poetry Guild. Meets first
Sunday of each month. Open to all interested in poetry. 8 - 10 p.m. Sippin
Internet Cafe, 424 Eaton St. Starting December: Blue Heaven Restaurant, corner
of Petronia and Thomas, Key West. 292-8577.