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Key West /
January 21
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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
Key West /
January 1
August 31
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
Key West /
January 2
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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
Key West /
January 18
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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
Islamorada /
January 19
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Floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls highlight the annual "par-tee" on the water during the popular Conch Scramble charity golf tournament. Fans of golf and boating can expect to have a "hole" lot of fun honing their swings and raising money for charity one shot at a time. Up to 50 teams can enter this one-of-a-kind golf experience.

Contact: Michelle Abramoff 305-509-0315
Email: conchscramblecharitygolf@gmail.com
Islamorada /
January 20
A free concert held at Founders Park, featuring a musical trip through time. Special theater troupe appearance is planned. Performance is outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band.

Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: keyscommunityconcertband@yahoo.com
Key West /
January 21
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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
Key West /
January 22
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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.

Marathon /
January 22
Each year we try to bring you a future star of the classical music world. We also encourage young people to attend (at no charge) and hear a young musical prodigy right here in the Keys. Stay tuned for further information. Show starts @ 7:30 PM at San Pablo Catholic Church, 550 122nd St., (MM53). Tickets to be available online.

Key West /
January 22
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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
Big Pine & the Lower Keys /
January 23
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Outstanding in the Field Travels to the Florida Keys! Stock Island -- the farthest isle of Florida's Lower Keys across the strait from Key West just five miles from the end of the road at the archipelago's southernmost tip -- will be the site for an open-air Outstanding in the Field dinner on Tuesday, January 23. Hosted in collaboration with Lost Kitchen Supper Club, Roostica and Hogfish, the table-to-sea dining event is the traveling restaurant without walls' first visit to the Florida Keys. Per person cost is $225, all inclusive. Tickets available online. Proceeds benefit Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Outstanding in the Field has staged table-to-farm events in all 50 states across the US and 15 countries around the world, welcoming more than 120,000 people to its long table set in vegetable fields and orchard groves, at creameries and cheeseworks, in urban gardens and big-sky ranches.

Islamorada /
January 23
Each year we try to bring you a future star of the classical music world. We also encourage young people to attend (at no charge) and hear a young musical prodigy right here in the Keys. Stay tuned for further information. All Islamorada Concerts are at Island Community Church @ 7:30 PM, 83250 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (MM83). Tickets to be available online.

Key West /
January 23
February 4
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"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
Key West /
January 23
February 17
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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
Islamorada /
January 24
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Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, the event is the second leg this year of the three-pronged Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series and typically draws a field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. Kickoff is 1/24 and fishing day is 1/25. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $30,000.

Key West /
January 24
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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
Key West /
January 24
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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
Key West /
January 25
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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.

Key West /
January 26
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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
Islamorada /
January 26
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Anglers compete for beautiful trophies and prizes in one of the most prestigious offshore tournaments in the Florida Keys, and this year is the third and final leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship.

Email: lthornhill@cheeca.com
Islamorada /
January 26
Calling Hemingway and Rum Aficionados! Event at Keys History & Discovery Center is to feature famed rum drinks. Known the world over for his fierce embrace of all life had to offer, Ernest Hemingway made sure his friends' glasses were never empty and their thirst for stories never unsatisfied. Join Philip Greene, author and founding member of the Museum of the American Cocktail, as he shares the legendary camaraderie and spirit of adventure of Hemingway. Imbibe in an evening of celebration with friends, enjoying three of Hemingway's favorite rum cocktails and Keys-Cuban cuisine popular in 1930s-50s. Evening begins at 5:30 p.m., with a welcome cocktail and appetizers. Presentation is at 6 p.m., and includes two additional cocktails and appetizers. Cost for members is $30; cost for non-members is $50. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online.

Contact: 305-922-2237
Key West /
January 27
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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
Big Pine & the Lower Keys /
January 27
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The Southernmost Coconut Castaways is the OFFICIAL "Friend Club" of Howard Livingston and the MM24 Band. A special "Meet 'N' Greet" starts at 6:30 p.m. before they hit the stage. Raffles, giveaways, drawings, prizes, plus specials on drinks and food! ALL "Jump Ups" are open to the public! Benefit is for KOA Care Camp, a camp for kids with cancer, and is to take place at Mangrove Mama's, MM20 in Sugarloaf Key from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Contact: Mark Hollander 305-619-4414
Key West /
January 28
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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.

Key West /
January 28
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
Marathon /
January 29
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Hailed as "the most exciting piano trio in America" by The New Yorker Magazine, Trio Solisti is comprised of three brilliant instrumentalists - violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Fabio Bidini. They have earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by soloist virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing, and thrilling abandon. Performance at 7:30 PM, at San Pablo Catholic Church, 550 122nd St., (MM53). Tickets to be available online.

Big Pine & the Lower Keys /
January 29
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Florida Keys Wildlife Society, the friends group to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges, kicks off this season from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, departing Big Pine Kayak Adventures on Bogey Road on Big Pine Key. The 2-hour paddle traverses through Big Pine's National Key Deer Refuge, one of four wildlife refuges in the Florida Keys and home to the Refuges' Visitor Center, the Key Deer Bookstore, and the endangered Key deer. The Society (formerly known as FAVOR- Friends and Volunteers of Refuges), is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the National Wildlife Refuges of the Florida Keys through education, advocacy, volunteerism, and fundraising. They established the excursions several years ago to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the abundant natural resources of the National Key Deer Refuge. Full Moon Kayak excursions includes kayak, gear, and an experienced guide, with a $25 donation to benefit local wildlife through the Florida Keys Wildlife Society. Call to reserve, arrive ½ hour before launch time.

Contact: 305-872-7474 to reserve your spot
Key West /
January 30
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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.

Islamorada /
January 30
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Hailed as "the most exciting piano trio in America" by The New Yorker Magazine, Trio Solisti is comprised of three brilliant instrumentalists - violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Fabio Bidini. They have earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by soloist virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing, and thrilling abandon. Performance at Island Community Church @ 7:30 PM, 83250 Overseas Highway, (MM83). Tickets to be available online.

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