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Key West Events Calendar

Key West Calendar of Events for December, 2014

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December 16
January 10
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Winner of the Drama Desk and Evening Standard Award for Best Play, NOISES OFF is a delirious romp of slamming doors, bickering actors, pretty girls in their underwear, mayhem and errant sardines. The New York Post called "the funniest farce ever written!" Showtime 8 p.m.

Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
Key West /
December 16
January 17
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Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play ... A romantic comedy full of revelations set in 1939 Atlanta on the eve of World War II and the opening night of Gone With the Wind.

Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: moreinfo@redbarntheatre.com
Key West /
December 26
January 11
Estranged brothers. Old scores. An ancient furniture appraiser. A look at family relationships, the price of furniture and the price of one's decisions. Performances at 8 p.m., at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (The Garret), 200 Greene Street.

Contact: 786-529-2281
Key West /
December 27
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Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. December tours are from 4-7 p.m., both evenings. Transportation between homes is NOT included. Tickets and times available online. Proceeds benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation's museums, collection and education, grant and scholarship programs.

Contact: 305-294-9501
Key West /
December 31
New Year's Eve Shoe Drop Celebration
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The Southernmost City celebrates with a descending 6-foot red high heel shoe carrying drag queen Sushi at the Bourbon Street Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St. Seconds before midnight, the high heel bearing a lavishly gowned and coiffed Sushi is to be lowered from the second-story balcony of the complex toward the cheering crowds below. As midnight strikes and the New Year officially begins, she will land and gleefully pop the cork on a ceremonial bottle of champagne.

Contact: Bob Oberle 305-304-2643
Email: boboberle@hotmail.com
Key West /
December 31
The arrival of 2015 is to be heralded on the island's Duval Street with the "drop" of a gigantic manmade conch shell, the symbol of the Florida Keys, to the flat roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval. Thousands of spectators gather on Duval for the annual gala, emceed by a rooftop host starting at 10 p.m. and featuring dancing in the street and a countdown to midnight recorded on a huge clock.

Key West /
December 31
For piratical partiers, a New Year's Eve salute to Key West's rowdy seafaring roots is scheduled at the island's Historic Seaport. At midnight, a winsome pirate wench is to descend from the top of the mast of the tall ship America 2.0 as cannon blasts welcome 2014. Scallywags in attendance can expect live music, dancing and festivities at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St.

Key West /
December 31
New Year's Eve: A Key Lime Wedge "Drop"
At the Ocean Key Resort & Spa, 0 Duval St. on Key West Harbor, a huge replica of a Key lime wedge splashes down into a larger-than-life margarita glass as crowds welcome the new year on the property's Sunset Pier.

Contact: 305-295-7005
Key West /
December 31
Key West Dachshund Walk
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Frost-free Key West becomes a "wiener wonderland" when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a noontime New Year's Eve stroll through the island's picturesque downtown. Spectators can watch the fun and meet the canine participants on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval streets.

Email: keywestdachshundwalk@gmail.com

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