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Events in Key West

Event calendar provided with the courtesy of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.

Events in Key West for January
Year: Month:   
January 21 - Jan 21, 2018, in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: Martha Graham's Dance of Life
A Masterworks Series II concert, the pinnacle of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Season led by Founder/Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso. Delight your choreodrama senses by experiencing this enthralling evening that features an historic collaboration between the world class Symphony and the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company, America's oldest dance company presenting some of the world's leading dancers. 7:30 p.m., Glenn R. Archer Performing Arts Center, Preconcert Chat 7:00 p.m. with Edward Pitt.
Contact: Tickets 305-295-7676
January 01 - Aug 31, 2018, 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: Doris Harris 305-923-5934
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
January 02 - 29, 2018, in Key West
Christopher Peterson's EYECONS
A master of impersonations, both visually and vocally, with impeccable comic timing. The show is all LIVE, no lip-sync. Thrill to his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Cher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, even Lady GaGa. Show dates are online. Show times 9 p.m., at La te da 1125 Duval St.
Contact: Tickets 305-296-6706 ext 4
January 04, in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: First Thursday Gallery Walk
From 6-8 p.m., The Studios' historic building at 533 Eaton Street will be filled with work by Cuban sculptor and printmaker Abel Barroso, assemblages by local artist Marta White, and photographs by Maggie Evans Silverstein, a former editor of the Miami Herald's Sunday magazine. Featured in the XOJ Gallery during the January 4 opening will be Key West/New York artist Marta White's assemblage sculptures and shadow boxes. Her creations are elegant studies in composition, and ache with memory and loss.
Contact: 305-296-0458
January 07, in Key West
Key West Artisan Market, Art of the Art Edition
Art of the Art is a unique opportunity to meet our local artists and learn how they make and design their craft. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are encouraged to ride bikes or the bus which conveniently stops in front of the Restaurant Store. Parking is available in the Old Town Parking Garage at 300 Grinnell Street. Please bring your own bags.
January 08, in Key West
Key West Theater presents: The Zombies
Now in their 54th year and cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time, a mid-'60s rock group who wrote gorgeous melodies. Dominated by Colin Blunstone's breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent's shining jazz- and classical-influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for their era. To this day, they're known primarily for their three big hit singles, "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and "Time of the Season", however they have released multiple albums in recent years, both in the studio and live. Show starts 8 p.m.
Contact: 305-985-0433
January 11 - 14, 2018, in Key West
Key West Kingfish Mayhem
Big fish, big money! Come fish for some of the largest kingfish in Florida Keys waters in this new tournament. Fishing headquartered at Stock Island Marina. First prize could earn $15,000 cash, based on a 50-boat field.
Contact: Jimmy Wickett 954-605-8284
Email: info@meatmayhemtournaments.com
January 11 - 14, 2018, in Key West
36th Annual Key West Literary Seminar
The 2018 topic is "Writers of the Caribbean." Literary aficionados from around the world are to gather for readings, discussions and lectures led by some of contemporary literature's most acclaimed writers. The island nations of the Caribbean have produced some of the most powerful and exciting writers of our time. For the 36th annual Key West Literary Seminar, we look across the waves to the vital literature that has emerged from this region.
Contact: 888-293-9291
January 12 - 13, 2018, in Key West
58th Annual Key West House & Garden Tours
Tour elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and the interior design that complements each. January tours are offered 3 to 7 pm each day. Transportation between homes is available via Conch Train for $40 each, seating is limited. Tickets without transportation are $30 in advance and $35 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org
January 13 - 14, 2018, in Key West
13th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival
A family-friendly event with local fresh Keys seafood, drinks, marine-related crafts, youth activities, and live music. $5 admission per person; hours open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at Bayview Park, Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.
Contact: Caitlin 813-362-9555
Email: Caitlin.Hemphill@gmail.com
January 13, in Key West
Key West Classic Regatta aboard Schooner America 2.0
The Key West Classic Regatta is designed after the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner race and is a great way to see some of the most beautiful Key West schooners in their element. It is time to jump aboard and take an adventure on Key West's most stunning sailboat, the 105-foot Schooner America 2.0 and be a part of this annual festivity! So, all hands on deck! Join us as we push off the dock at 10:30 AM for race start! America 2.0 features beautiful teak decks, mahogany-trimmings, and with 3,600 square feet of canvas, she flys! Sit back and relax while she plies effortlessly through the crystal Green Key West sailing waters towards the finish line!
Contact: 646-772-4880
Email: Heather@classicharborline.com
January 14, in Key West
Key West Half Marathon & 5k Run
Recognized by Runners World magazine as one of the 10 great half-marathons of the winter season, the race follows a 13.1-mile course that includes Old Town Key West and the scenic waterfront. Now in its 20th year, the race typically attracts American and international runners to compete in Key West's balmy January climate. Named as one of the United States' leading winter half marathons in Runner's World, February, 2014; the same magazine included in its list of Best Destination Half Marathons; in April, 2015; Bucket List Best Half Marathons, and most recently in December, 2015 was ranked among 13 must-do U.S. half-marathons by Competitor.com.
Contact: Barbara Wright 305-240-0727
Email: bwpromo3@bellsouth.net
January 18 - 21, 2018, in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: The Regina Monologues – A Staged Reading
Admired, vilified, de-humanized. Six women with one thing in common. Marriage to a man called Henry. This re-telling of the lives of the wives of King Henry VIII views history through a modern lense. Cleverly constructed. Skillfully arranged. Based on the lives of the wives of King Henry VIII.! Limited Seating. Shows at 7 p.m., Parish Hall at St Paul's Church. 401 Duval Street.
Contact: 305-731-0581
January 21, in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: Martha Graham's Dance of Life
A Masterworks Series II concert, the pinnacle of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Season led by Founder/Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso. Delight your choreodrama senses by experiencing this enthralling evening that features an historic collaboration between the world class Symphony and the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company, America's oldest dance company presenting some of the world's leading dancers. 7:30 p.m., Glenn R. Archer Performing Arts Center, Preconcert Chat 7:00 p.m. with Edward Pitt.
Contact: Tickets 305-295-7676
January 22 - 29, 2018, in Key West
Kelly McGillis Classic International Flag Football Championship
Women and girls from around the world are to meet on the playing field for hard-fought sporting action. Each year, nearly 30 teams from across the United States, Mexico, Central America, Sweden and India participate.
Contact: 305-896-8678
Email: iwffa@iwffa.com
January 22, in Key West
Friends of the Library series presents: Edmund White
Key West Friends of the Library will welcome acclaimed author and critic, Edmund White, to the podium at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. His talk begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating starts at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Edmund White has authored dozens of books including fiction, memoir, biography, drama, and essays. He has gained notoriety for his biographies and autobiographical works Additionally, White's many essays have appeared in major publications. Thematically, his work centers on the gay experience in America and France from the 1950s to the present.. His most recent novel, Our Young Man, was published by Bloomsbury in 2016.
January 23 - Feb 17, 2018, in Key West
Red Barn Theater presents: 20th Century Blues
This sharply funny and evocative exploration of time was the flat our hit of the 2016 Contemporary American Theatre Festival in the 25th season. The play centers on four women who bonded as protesters one night in jail in their youth. Through the vagaries of love, careers, children, and lost causes, the women reunite once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing selves. But when these private photos have the potential to become part of a public exhibit, mutiny erupts and relationships are tested. Featuring Marjorie Paul-Shook, Annie Miners, Peggy Montgomery, Deborah Jacobson, Kathy Russ, and Justin Ahearn.show times and tickets online. Red Barn Theater is located at 319 Duval St.
Contact: 305-296-9911
January 23 - Feb 04, 2018, in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: 1776, In Concert
"1776" is the Tony Award winning musical which brings history to life as it dramatizes America's contentious Founding Fathers and their determination to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. Engaging, witty and passionate, this Broadway musical takes audiences back to the long, hot Philadelphia summer of 1776 when John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia bid members of the Second Continental Congress to proclaim independence from the tyranny of British monarchy and adopt the United States Declaration of Independence.
Contact: 305-294-5015
January 24, in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Conch Revival Picnic
The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West have teamed up to present a picnic-style Conch heritage dinner and co-benefit for Grimal Grove prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman. Staged on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters, the picnic features a wine and appetizer pairing, a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes using produce from Grimal Grove, and a Molletes cook-off competition coordinated by Key West Food Tours creator Analise Smith and her Cuban-Conch recipe aficionada mother Teresa Menendez. Tickets $35 for Members and $45 for Non-members.
Contact: 305.295.6616 x111
Email: scowles@kwahs.org
January 24 - 28, 2018, in Key West
Key West Food & Wine Festival
Top chefs and restaurateurs display culinary creativity and the Keys' indigenous cuisine in a flavorful schedule of events for food lovers. Highlights include the lively "Old Town Uncorked," neighborhood wine strolls, food and wine pairings, intriguing seminars, winemaker dinner series and a grand tasting.
Contact: 800-474-4319
Email: dolce@dolceeventsandmarketing.com
January 25 - 27, 2018, in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Heisenberg
A chance meeting on a train platform is the spark that sets off this meticulous examination of human relationships. Mike Mulligan returns under the direction of Dennis Zacek, joined by acclaimed Chicago actress Dana Black. On its 2015 premiere, Ben Brantley of the New York Times called the play "shimmeringly and satisfyingly elusive." Shows at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
January 26 - 27, 2018, in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist. Born in Coney Island, New York in 1947, Arlo is the eldest son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, and America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher/artist Woody Guthrie. Arlo has become an iconic figure in folk music in his own right with a distinguished and varied career spanning over fifty years. Show starts 8 p.m. each night.
Contact: 305-985-0433
January 27 - 28, 2018, in Key West
33rd Annual Key West Craft Show
Tens of thousands of attendees browse and buy among juried artisans and crafters who gather to display their talents at this popular outdoor festival on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town Key West.
Contact: 305-294-1243
Email: kwartctr@earthlink.net
January 28, in Key West
24th Annual Key West Master Chefs Classic
Local restaurants vie for top honors in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories. Attendees sample the culinary treats while judges pick the winners. The show is held from 4-7 p.m. at the Margaritaville Resort & Marina pier, 245 Front St. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens.
Contact: 305-294-9526, ext 25
January 28, in Key West
Key West Artisan Market presents: Culinary & Wine Show
Culinary & Wine Show features local chef specialties, exotic cheeses, wine tasting and dozens of great vino by the bottle and case. Guests are encouraged to ride bikes or the bus which conveniently stops in front of the Restaurant Store. Parking is available in the Old Town Parking Garage at 300 Grinnell Street. Please bring your own bags.
January 30, in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Tom Rush in Concert
With wry humor and a guitar style that's all his own, Tom Rush is a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues. Show starts 7 p.m.
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