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Islamorada /
March 8
May 24
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Each Wednesday the Center is to host a weekly Bloodline mini-binge, showing two episodes at 2 p.m., from seasons 1 & 2 of the popular Netflix original series. Free for members, non-members $5. Theater has limited seating (35).

Contact: 305-922-2237
Islamorada /
March 30
September 4
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Enjoy a special exhibit celebrating and honoring the Spiegel Grove, intentionally sunk 15 years ago off Key Largo. This exhibits highlights all who served on this great ship, missions it participated in, the efforts in preparing her for sinking and the environmental impact the artificial reef has had on the area. The exhibit is to be on display through Labor Day.

Contact: 305-664-9737
Key West /
April 6
July 31
Florida Keys artists and sculptors are featured in this open-air exhibit at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore a unique blend of sculptured art with Mother Nature that enhances both. The Key West Art Garden showcases local artist's art work made mostly out of recycled materials displayed as part of nature within the beautiful grounds of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Art displayed throughout the garden allows visitors to reignite their sense of exploration finding each treasure and appreciating the workmanship in the nature and art. An opening reception to meet the artists and unveiling is to be held on Wed., April 26 from 4-6 p.m. with art walk to follow.

Contact: 305-296-1504
Email: kwbgs@kwbgs.org
Key West /
April 7
November 30
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: 305-923-5934
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
Key West /
May 4
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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: 305-296-6706
Key West /
May 10
27
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Presented by Waterfront Playhouse. Forever Plaid is one of the most beloved musicals of our generation. One stormy night, four eager singers known as "The Plaids" meet their untimely ends. Miraculously they return from the afterlife to do the show they never got to perform. The boys deliver an unforgettable show that will have audiences tapping their toes to the great pop hits of the 1950s - including "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Heart and Soul," "Sixteen Tons," and "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing." Performances at 8 p.m.

Contact: Box Office (305-294-5015)
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org
Key West /
May 17
27
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Shirley might as well talk to the wall for as much as anyone listens to her. So she does. Talk to the wall. Constantly. While wondering how the rebellious girl who was Shirley Valentine has become the invisible mother-wife Shirley Bradshaw. Don't miss this delightful celebration of life as an ongoing adventure. Performances at 7 p.m., May 17-20 and 24-27 at Parish Hall behind St Paul's Episcopal Church at 401 Duval Street.

Contact: 305-731-0581
Key West /
May 19
August 11
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Go behind the scenes at Key West's sweetest spot for key lime pie and learn to make Key Lime Pie Co.'s award-winning recipe of all-natural ingredients. In this class held each Friday, each participant will make his/her own mini key lime pie of graham cracker crust, key lime filling, and whipped topping—tasting encouraged! Experience pie making in our live kitchen—under the tutelage of one of our seasoned pie makers—where thousands of delicious key lime pies are made every week! After creating your mini pie masterpiece, you can pack it up for later or relax and savor right away. Class is approximately 1 hour in duration; $20 per person. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Contact: 855-SWT-PETE
Islamorada /
May 21
24
Loop Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament
Special flies, accurate casts and a bit of luck are the recipe for winning this prestigious challenge, using only a tournament-furnished tippet not greater than 16-pound test. Eligible tarpon must measure at least 48 inches in length to earn release points, and weigh at least 70 pounds for weight points.

Contact: Betsy Bullard 305-587-1460
Email: fishnfever@bellsouth.net
Key West /
May 27
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Big Head Todd and the Monsters are best known for their platinum-selling record Sister Sweetly, and from that record the hit song "Bittersweet," but have also been fans of blues music since their first days together playing music in high school. In 1997 they recorded a song with John Lee Hooker for their album Beautiful World, but it was in 2011 that the band really delved into the blues with their first Big Head Blues Club project, 100 years of Robert Johnson, which featured guest appearances by BB King, Hubert Sumlin, Charlie Musselwhite, Honeyboy Edwards, and more. That album led to a limited number of tour dates under the Big Head Blues Club moniker that same year. "The Songs of Willie Dixon," tribute is the next chapter in what seems to be becoming a new tradition for the band.

Contact: Tickets 305-985-0433
Marathon /
May 27
28
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Fishing seminars, daily bridge fishing competitions for kids and adults, food, music, vendors and more. Adults $10, kids $5. Staged at Tom's Harbor Cut Fishing Bridge, MM 61-62, 9 a.m. to sunset daily. Each day the first 40 veterans receive free entry into daily fishing tournament, rod and reel, lunch and more.

Contact: Ron Zaleski 305-504-3795
Key Largo /
May 29
Memorial Day Celebration
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The public is invited to join in the celebration to honor veterans and show appreciation for fallen heroes. The Florida Keys Elks Veterans Affairs is coordinating a parade-style decorated and flag-bearing convoy with military vehicles from Coral Shores High School at MM 89.9 to Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center at MM 102 bayside. Starts at 10 a.m., short ceremony to follow.

Contact: Capt John 305-791-8001
Islamorada /
May 29
Memorial Day Service
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The Matecumbe Historical Trust will hold their annual Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument, Mile Marker (MM) 81.8 Overseas Highway. The monument was dedicated in 1937 to honor the Veterans and civilians killed in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Barbara Edgar, President of the Matecumbe Historical Trust will make the introductory welcome presentation followed by the invocation by Pastor Tony Hammon of Island Community Church, Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, presentation by Glenn Taylor, Guest Speaker Mayor Jim Mooney, a brief history of the Hurricane Monument, the laying of the memorial wreath. America the Beautiful and Proud to be an American will be sung by Country Western recording artist Dan Furmanik, followed by the benediction. The service is open to the public. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend in observance of Memorial Day.

Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940

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