Events in Key West

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

Events in Key West for November
Year: Month:   
April 06 - Nov 30, 2014, 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: kwft@comcast.net
October 18 - Nov 01, 2014, in Key West
Gallery on Greene presents: "Native Sons & Daughters"
"Native Sons & Daughters" is an exhibit of five local artists -- Andy Thurber, Wayne Garcia, Audra Paige, Mike Marrero and Linda Reike -- whose paintings and wood carvings express an unabashed appreciation for and connection to their surroundings.
Contact: 305-294-1669
October 29 - Nov 02, 2014, in Key West
23rd Annual Parrot Heads in Key West, Meeting of the Minds
Several thousand fans of singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett, known as Parrot Heads, make an annual pilgrimage to the subtropical island that inspired many of Buffett's hits. As well as sharing an appreciation for Buffett's music and the tropical lifestyle it promotes, Parrot Head club members focus on charitable, environmental, educational and humanitarian activities.
Email: andrew.talbert@gmail.com
November 01, in Key West
ABC (Awareness Breast Cancer) 5K Walk/Run
Race begins at 8 a.m., at Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. The event raises money to cover mammograms, thin-prep pap tests, and other diagnostic and preventive measures in the Florida Keys. The 5K race, managed by the Southernmost Runners Club awards prizes for the best female and male runners and walkers, and many best-in-age categories. Teams of participants who raise funds with their own race sponsors, also receive awards. Live music adds to the festivities on race day.
Email: robertadepiero@gmail.com
November 02 - 09, 2014, in Key West
34th Annual Key West World Championship Races
Super Boat International returns with teams from all around the world who compete April through October in the National Series Points races and conclude in November for the famous Key West World Championships. High-speed offshore powerboats race in Key West Harbor and surrounding waters to continue Key West's longstanding tradition in this annual challenge, known internationally as the Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing. A portion of the 6.5-mile course runs through Key West Harbor, meaning smooth water where racers can achieve speeds above 140 mph and provide fans breathtaking displays of skill and power.
Contact: 305-296-6166
November 04 - 22, 2014, in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Poetry of Hearts
An aging British poet living in America decides it's time for him to go home to Britain and hang up his pen. But his wife, who has been the driving force behind his career, will have none of it, and is willing to go to unthinkable lengths to prevent his leaving. A story about learning when it's time to let go, and what the costs of doing so can be.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
November 05 - 10, 2014, in Key West
Florida PowerBoat Club presents: 22nd Annual Key West Poker Run
Presented by Mercury Racing, this annual event has evolved into a week-long festival format, on the heels of the world famous Fort Lauderdale Int'l Boat Show. November weather is ideal for the scenic ride through the Florida Keys from Miami to Key West, and there are plenty of exciting activities for participants upon arrival. Browse the Key West Poker Run Village, 631 Greene Street. Visit website for entry fees and event activities.
Contact: 954-545-1414
Email: admin@flpowerboat.com
November 07, in Key West
First Friday Upper Duval Art Stroll
A portion of Key West's famed Duval Street known for its eclectic galleries comes alive with art exhibitions, receptions and culinary offerings during this monthly event. Participants can explore galleries, boutiques and food and wine emporiums during the event that usually takes place the first Friday of each month. Frangipani Gallery is to host an artists reception as part of their season opening group show, in tandem with the event, between 6-9 p.m., at 1102A Duval.
Contact: Fran Decker 305-849-1581
Email: fran@frangipanigallery.com
November 07 - 08, 2014, in Key West
Dance Key West presents: After These Messages
After These Messages is a dance narrative about remaining true to oneself in a world that's constantly changing.  Inspired by Emerson's Essay "Self-Reliance," two dancers take the audience on an uplifting journey as they deal with the pressures of conformity, pop culture and media, while on their search for a sense of connection in this age of technology. Showtime 8 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 8. Tickets $25, matinee $20.
Contact: 305-294-5015
November 12 - 16, 2014, in Key West
Third Annual Key West Film Festival
Showcasing films that exhibit excellence in storytelling, the festival's lineup is to feature screenings and special events hosted at landmark venues throughout Key West, including the Tropic Cinema and San Carlos Institute. The four-day program is to include several films from multiple genres and categories as well as social events with filmmakers, actors and film lovers.
Contact: 941-527-9385; 305-295-9112
November 12, in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents: Expressive Virtuosity
Celebrate the Symphony's 2014-15 Season with Verdi: Nabucco, Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, Zuill Bailey, cello; and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4. From 7:30 to 10 p.m., at Tennessee Williams Theater, 5901 College Road.
Contact: 954-522-8445
November 15, in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Mysterious Manatees
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the free, fun-filled Discovery Saturday at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, from 10-11 a.m. Play a game of Matching Manatees, make your own manatee mask to take home, and learn some cool facts about this aquatic mammal. 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
November 16 - 17, 2014, in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Holy Smoke with Father Al Dente
With a stomp of his foot, and a hand held high in the air, national stage performer Art Poco declares, "Let me hear the organ music!" as he channels his alter-ego, Father Al Dente. This singing, swinging priest is part comedian, part evangelist, a little bit of a cad, and all heart as he shares his unique view of the world. The good Father enjoys his 'church red' with a 'holy smoke', and although repressed, he's not dead, and still has an eye for the ladies.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
November 19 - 23, 2014, in Key West
3rd Annual Key West Chalk Festival
Artists from across Florida will take their craft to the streets of Key West. Each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both local and visiting artists are to use the promenade alongside the seawall at the Truman Waterfront as their canvas for intricate and colorful chalk art creations. A Key West Family and Pet Friendly Event! Free to the public.
November 21 - 22, 2014, in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: "A Swell Party!" Evening with Cole Porter
The Waterfront Playhouse's 75th year celebration begins with a dressy, elegant concert featuring 14 of Key West's best singers performing the timeless music of Cole Porter.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
November 23, in Key West
Parade of Paws!
The Florida Keys SPCA is to unleash a new event this fall at Higgs Beach Dog Park: The Parade of Paws, to benefit the nonprofit's animal-care fund. The event debuts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the dog park off Atlantic Boulevard at Higgs Beach. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the "blessing of the animals" is set for 8:45 a.m., while the fair-like event opens at 9 a.m. with entertainment, contests, food, photos with Santa and other activities. People are asked to collect donation pledges before and then come to parade their pets.
Contact: 305-294-4857
Email: tammy@fkspca.org
November 26 - 30, 2014, in Key West
International Sand Art Competition
The oceanfront Casa Marina Resort, located at 1500 Reynolds St., opens its gates to the public during Thanksgiving weekend to host the first International Sand Sculpting Competition held in Key West. Spectators can watch and marvel as six world-renowned sand sculptors compete against each other, creating intricate sculptures using their own unique designs and skill sets.
Email: info@sandisle.com
November 28, in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Holy Smoke with Father Al Dente
With a stomp of his foot, and a hand held high in the air, national stage performer Art Poco declares, "Let me hear the organ music!" as he channels his alter-ego, Father Al Dente. This singing, swinging priest is part comedian, part evangelist, a little bit of a cad, and all heart as he shares his unique view of the world. The good Father enjoys his 'church red' with a 'holy smoke', and although repressed, he's not dead, and still has an eye for the ladies.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
November 28 - 30, 2014, in Key West
ART!KEY WEST!
This annual event comprises three days of artistry throughout historic Old Town, with spotlight events rotating among the island's multiple cultural districts. Highlights include live mural painting, gallery openings and showcases, performance art, theater and musical performances.
Contact: Lee McMannis 305-619-9459
Email: artkeywestfestival@gmail.com
November 29 - 30, 2014, in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents, Frank & Dean: We're Back, Baby!
World-class vocalist, Bob Hoose is Frank Sinatra. Nationally acclaimed tribute artist, Art Poco is Dean Martin. Individually, each of these talented headliners is capable of 'wowing' the crowd on its own, but put them together and you have an unforgettable powerhouse of a show!
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
November 30, in Key West
Monthly Artisan Market
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

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