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Florida Keys Events Calendar

Florida Keys Calendar of Events for January, 2015

Marathon /
January 8
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Harvey tells the tale of Elwood P. Dowd, who brings a guest to a social party thrown by his sister, Veta. Much to the dismay of his sister, Elwood introduces his guest and best-friend Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit, to everyone at the party. Things do not go as planned when Veta attempts to remove Elwood and Harvey from her life via sanitarium. Hilarity ensues.

Contact: 305-743-0994
Email: gm@marathontheater.org
Key West /
January 13
February 17
Register for the Florida Keys Community College's "Sanctuary Seminar," a six-week, non-credit lecture series hosted by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Lectures are Tuesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., from January 13 - February 17, 2015 at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. The tuition fee is $19 for all six lectures. Anyone interested in the marine life and maritime heritage of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary can learn more in this series where experts share their knowledge of ecological and cultural resources of the sanctuary.

Contact: Register: 305-809-3185
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov
Key West /
January 14
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Jon McIntosh is a staple of the Key West art community and recently selected to join an elite group of artists who have also been named the best and the brightest by South Florida Cultural Consortium. His surrealistic and contemporary body of work alongside Hays Blinkmann is on display at Lucky Street Gallery, located at 540 Greene St.

Contact: 305 294 3973
Marathon /
January 23
25
Powerboats, cars, custom bikes and aircraft are to converge at the new Hyatt Place Faro Blanco Yacht Club and Resort. Watersports entertainment is on the agenda with wakeboard pro riders and jet sports performers, along with a powerboat fun run on Saturday. Powerboats, exotic cars, and custom bikes will be displayed for free, public viewing.

Contact: 954-545-1414
Email: Jackie@flpowerboat.com
Key West /
January 24
25
More than 100 juried artisans and crafters gather to display their talents at this popular outdoor festival on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town Key West. The show is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Contact: 305-294-1241
Email: kwartctr@earthlink.net
Key Largo /
January 24
25
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A festival chock full of fresh stone crabs, conch, local seafood, music, entertainment and fun for the entire family, including cooking demonstrations, peel-and-eat shrimp and Key lime pie-eating contests, a "little mermaid" contest and a kids' play area with live fish aquarium. Arts & craft vendors, Junkanoo band, magic shows, face painters, food, beverages and Key lime pie. Staged at Rowell's Marina, MM 104.5 bayside; admission $5 per person (age 12 and over).

Contact: 305-451-4502
Email: SeafoodFest@fkrm.com
Key West /
January 25
Local restaurants vie for top honors in three categories; appetizers, entrees and desserts. Participants get to taste all the food made at this event while judges pick the winners. Held at Westin Key West Resort & Marina Pier at 245 Front Street, open from 4-7 p.m. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit ReMARCable Citizens (MARC).

Contact: 305-294-9526, ext 25
Key West /
January 25
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Open between 1 - 3 p.m., the Sheriff's Animal Farm invites you to bring the family and visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a Kinkajou, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge (donations are welcome). The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. The Animal Farm is open every second and fourth Sundays of the month.

Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
Key West /
January 25
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Classical Jam is committed to presenting engaging, lively and high-caliber performances. Classical Jam presents wide-ranging repertoire including traditional classical works, exciting improvisations, and CJ originals. Performace at 4 p.m. at the San Carlos Institute; tickets available online.

Marathon /
January 26
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Soulful expression, instrumental virtuosity and playful banter are the hallmarks of an INTERSECTION event, in which the realms of concert and popular music are seamlessly dovetailed. An evening of chamber music with a twist. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Performance at San Pablo Catholic Church. Individual and season tickets available.

Contact: 305-451-0665 or 305-240-0061
Email: middlekeys@floridakeysconcerts.com
Islamorada /
January 27
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Soulful expression, instrumental virtuosity and playful banter are the hallmarks of an INTERSECTION event, in which the realms of concert and popular music are seamlessly dovetailed. An evening of chamber music with a twist. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Performance at Island Community Church, MM 83.3. Individual and season tickets available.

Contact: 305-451-0665 or 305-240-0061
Email: upperkeysconcerts@gmail.com
Key West /
January 28
February 1
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Top chefs and restaurateurs showcase their culinary creativity and the Keys' indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food, wine and beer lovers alike. Attendees can participate in a slew of food-related adventurous events, brewing competitions and muchmore. Visit website for all festival happenings.

Contact: 800-474-4319; 305-304-5218
Email: info@keywestfoodandwinefestival.com
Key West /
January 29
31
Big king mackerel migrate to the waters around Key West each winter, and a fittingly large prize awaits the winner of this challenge. The angler who weighs in the heaviest mackerel, also known as kingfish, is to go home with $10,000.

Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364
Email: lee@murraymarine.com
Key West /
January 29
31
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: Justin or Loren Rea 305-744-0903
Email: info@cudabowl.com
Key West /
January 30
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From 8-10 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. A giant on the acoustic scene who's still just getting started, Werner is by turns wry and passionate on stage, and famous for her live shows.

Contact: 305-296-0458
Key Largo /
January 31
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A free concert at Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center Park, MM 102, Bayside. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Conductor Bobby Keating, a Miami music educator, freelance performer and adjunct trumpet teacher at Miami Dade College is to share his vibrant personal style with the local musicians as he leads the performance that features tunes from the worlds of stage and screen -- John Williams' movie scores, Broadway melodies and toe-tappers from Irving Berlin.

Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: heinerdonna@yahoo.com
Islamorada /
January 31
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Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series provides anglers of all experience levels valuable techniques and tips for fishing. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event is to be staged at the Coral Shores High School's Performing Arts Theater, mile marker 89.9 oceanside. George Poveromo, host of "George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing" on NBC Sports Network and editor-at-large for "Salt Water Sportsman" magazine is to headline the program alongside a series of veteran Florida Keys-based fishing guides.

Contact: 1-800-448-7360

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