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Key West Calendar of Events for March, 2015

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February 3
March 7
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This new hot smash hit satire of Hollywood takes place in a swank hotel suite in LA on the night of the Golden Globe Awards.

Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
Key West /
February 6
May 1
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Enjoy viewing an exhibit showcasing the work of past and present Florida Keys recipients of the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship grants. The free exhibit runs through May 1 at the historic Gato Building,1100 Simonton St., Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening reception is Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m., and closing reception is set for May 1. Presented by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.

Contact: 305 295 4369
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February 20
March 8
What happens when a divorced couple - both remarried - realize they still have feelings for each other? A play about the joyously irresponsible defense of the bohemian lifestyle. Performances at 8 p.m., the Eaton Street Theater (Formerly Club Chameleon), 310 Eaton Street.

Contact: 786-529-2281
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February 27
March 12
Key West Art Center presents: Maggie Ruley
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The Key West Art Center, located at 310 Front Street, features an artist show and opening reception for talented local artist Maggie Ruley. An opening reception is planned Friday, February 27 from 5 - 7 p.m., meet the artist at 4:30 p.m. The show runs through March 12. Maggie Ruley paints with an exuberant style, filled with all the colors and light of our surrounding environment. Her paintings invoke a sense of delight in the viewer, and include a sense of humor and whimsy.

Contact: 305-294-1241
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March 2
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Celebrate the 104th birthday of Tennessee Williams and his life in Key West during the month of March. Highlights include a series of classic movies adapted from Williams' award winning plays, a poetry contest, artist challenge, staged readings from his plays, letters & journals, a film forum, and much more. Visitors are invited to tour the educational and historic Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit, at 513 Truman Avenue, near Duval St. For month-long events, tickets and venues, visit twkw.org.

Contact: 305-842-1666
Email: exhibit@twkw.org
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March 6
First Friday Upper Duval Art Stroll
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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, from 6-9 p.m. SoDu Gallery, at 1102B Duval St., presents the watercolors of partner Karen Beauprie for this month's art gallery and café walk.

Contact: Fran Decker 305-849-1581
Email: fran@frangipanigallery.com
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March 6
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From 8-10 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. Ronny Cox got his start as an actor thanks to music - as the guitarist in the "dueling banjos" scene in Deliverance - and these days mostly spends his time playing and telling stories to live audiences.

Contact: 305-296-0458
Key West /
March 7
Conch Heritage Day
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Bishop Albert Kee welcomed visitors to Key West's Southernmost Point marker, acting as a smiling ambassador for the island while selling fluted, pink-lined conch shells beside the iconic landmark. He is being honored with the unveiling of a life-size bronze sculpture of him at the Southernmost Point. Celebration begins at 2:30 p.m. at the marker.

Contact: Bruce Neff 305-393-9777
Email: director@kwhmt.org
Key West /
March 7
An Old Island Days tradition, this unique contest features novel sounds produced by contestants in several age categories as they attempt to make "music" on fluted conch shells. Contest located in the garden of the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street, free and open to all ages. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and contest begins at noon.

Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: oldisland@comcast.net
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March 8
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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 /
March 8
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Project Trio is a passionate, high-energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY, on flute, cello and bass. Blending their classical training with a wide-ranging adventurous taste in musical styles, Project Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages, offering a musical experience that defines a new level of entertainment. Performance at 4 p.m., at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Tickets available online.

Key West /
March 11
Same-sex couples planning to marry in Key West or the Florida Keys can find information about everything from historic locations to caterers at the Gay Key West Same-Sex Wedding Expo, expected to feature approximately 40 displays showcasing wedding services in the Keys. The gathering is to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the grand ballroom at the Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

Contact: 305-296-4603
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March 12
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A delightful fact-based backstage comedy about the thin skins and rampaging egos when Lawrence Olivier and Kenneth Tynan court Orson Welles to direct at the National Theater in London. Performances at 8 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street (at Simonton).

Contact: 786-529-2281
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March 13
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Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and the interior design that complements each. March tours are offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Transportation between homes NOT included. Tickets and times available online. Proceeds help benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation.

Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org
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March 16
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A charity flats-and-fly-only tournament with a twist - in addition to catch and release, anglers earn extra points for tagging their caught fish. Held at the Key West Harbour Yacht Club on Stock Island.

Contact: 303-888-4546
Email: DHorn18669@aol.com
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March 17
April 11
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The Waterfront Playhouse takes on its biggest musical challenge ever with SPAMALOT -- the splashy musical that was nominated for 14 Tony Awards. The hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur will include over 30 set pieces, a cast of 14, over 150 costumes and a live orchestra! Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award for Best Musical "Resplendently silly!" (The New York Times) Showtime 8 p.m.

Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
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March 18
April 18
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A lush evening of music from the heart and the funny bone. Surprising and sophisticated with a swing in its step, this intimate new show will take you from lost to found with passion and pizazz.

Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
Key West /
March 22
April 14
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A heart-tugging valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love. This hesitant romance between neighboring farmers in Ireland is a tender and comic paean to the endearing belief that love will find a way.

Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
Key West /
March 22
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DeCoda is a chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs and passionate advocates of the arts based in New York City. Impromptu Concerts has chosen to present clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn and piano. Performance is at 4 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Tickets available online.

Key West /
March 22
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Bring the family and come visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a steer, pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, kinkajous, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge and donations are appreciated. The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. Visit the Farm on Facebook! The Animal Farm is traditionally open the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
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March 26
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The South Florida Symphony is a unique gathering of professional symphonic musicians. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Road. Program includes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Natasha Paremski, piano; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5. Tickets available online.

Contact: 954-522-8445
Key West /
March 28
The Miss Gay Southernmost USofA and Miss Gay USofA Classic are to be the first preliminary pageants to allow contestants to compete in the annual Miss Gay USofA pageant held annually in Dallas. This pageant of female impersonation starts on the Fury Water Sports Catamaran for a two-hour sunset cruise where all can meet contestants, judges, and sponsors. Miss Gay Southernmost USofA and Classic pageants will be Saturday night followed by performances on Sunday and Monday night at La Te Da.

Contact: 305-731-6557

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