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This 20-year old Malaysian Julliard student, performer, composer and conductor, had his major debut performance at age 11. Since then he has performed worldwide, winning international contests for his musical compositions. He made his conducting debut with the MusicaNova Orchestra, premiering his "Nocturne." He has been called "the Malaysian Mozart." Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
This 20-year old Malaysian Julliard student, performer, composer and conductor, had his major debut performance at age 11. Since then he has performed worldwide, winning international contests for his musical compositions. He made his conducting debut with the MusicaNova Orchestra, premiering his "Nocturne." He has been called "the Malaysian Mozart." Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, this is the second leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Series, with a typical field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $25,000. Kick off is Jan. 23, one day of fishing Jan. 24, with awards ceremony immediately after.
Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, this is the second leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Series, with a typical field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $25,000. Kick off is Jan. 23, one day of fishing Jan. 24, with awards ceremony immediately after.
Last in the Gold Cup series. Anglers put 20-pound line and light-tackle skills to the test during the two-day challenge against the high-flying acrobatic fish, known for tail-walking the waves. Only circle hooks can be used. "The Presidential" typically awards sophisticated sculpture trophies to top anglers who release the most sailfish.
Last in the Gold Cup series. Anglers put 20-pound line and light-tackle skills to the test during the two-day challenge against the high-flying acrobatic fish, known for tail-walking the waves. Only circle hooks can be used. "The Presidential" typically awards sophisticated sculpture trophies to top anglers who release the most sailfish.
Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m. from the Islamorada Moose Lodge, MM 81.5. The one-hour, colorful and much acclaimed historical tours feature 29 points of interest on the islands of Islamorada. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free.
Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m. from the Islamorada Moose Lodge, MM 81.5. The one-hour, colorful and much acclaimed historical tours feature 29 points of interest on the islands of Islamorada. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free.
They are among today's most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles. The ensemble, consisting of piano, violin, cello, viola and flute, performs familiar masterpieces as well as modern American works. Founded in 1985 by NPR music commentator Miles Hoffman, the group performs throughout North America and Paris, and on NPR's Performance Today. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
They are among today's most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles. The ensemble, consisting of piano, violin, cello, viola and flute, performs familiar masterpieces as well as modern American works. Founded in 1985 by NPR music commentator Miles Hoffman, the group performs throughout North America and Paris, and on NPR's Performance Today. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
Enjoy the fabulous musical partnership of Christina and Michelle Naughton, and their spellbinding performance of four hands - one piano in concert. The two 29-year-old pianists bring unity to their art form in a way only identical twins can. These two lovely and extraordinary performers are graduates of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
Enjoy the fabulous musical partnership of Christina and Michelle Naughton, and their spellbinding performance of four hands - one piano in concert. The two 29-year-old pianists bring unity to their art form in a way only identical twins can. These two lovely and extraordinary performers are graduates of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
A free concert at the ICE Amphitheater at Islamorada's Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Annual pet parade (bring your puppy!), wild animal petting zoo, animal shelter fundraiser.  Play-along percussion provided.
A free concert at the ICE Amphitheater at Islamorada's Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Annual pet parade (bring your puppy!), wild animal petting zoo, animal shelter fundraiser.  Play-along percussion provided.
These young talented members of the great Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam also love the energy and intimacy of a chamber orchestra. So, they formed this unique ensemble, which has brought that energy to delighted audiences around the world, and now to the Florida Keys. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
These young talented members of the great Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam also love the energy and intimacy of a chamber orchestra. So, they formed this unique ensemble, which has brought that energy to delighted audiences around the world, and now to the Florida Keys. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82, as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. A great pre-holiday celebration. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.
Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82, as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. A great pre-holiday celebration. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.
Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. They have played in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the globe. The group has been compared to the famed 1970's Canadian Brass for their amazing musicianship, brilliant color and comedic moments on stage that endear them to audiences. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. They have played in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the globe. The group has been compared to the famed 1970's Canadian Brass for their amazing musicianship, brilliant color and comedic moments on stage that endear them to audiences. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.
Anglers vie for top-honor trophies for catches of bonefish and redfish in this newly formatted event, appealing to a broader spectrum of anglers. Divisions in the tournament's new format include bait, artificial and fly. Awards also are to be given for total release points for each species and to the high-point angler for each day. An overall grand champion is to be named for both bonefish and redfish in the three categories.
Anglers vie for top-honor trophies for catches of bonefish and redfish in this newly formatted event, appealing to a broader spectrum of anglers. Divisions in the tournament's new format include bait, artificial and fly. Awards also are to be given for total release points for each species and to the high-point angler for each day. An overall grand champion is to be named for both bonefish and redfish in the three categories.
Music, art, food and fun complement this annual art show with nearly 100 artists and crafters, live music and a "Taste of the Islands" foodie competition. Free admission, festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Founder's Park, mile marker 87 bayside on Plantation Key. On-site parking for a $5 donation. Sponsored by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce.
Music, art, food and fun complement this annual art show with nearly 100 artists and crafters, live music and a "Taste of the Islands" foodie competition. Free admission, festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Founder's Park, mile marker 87 bayside on Plantation Key. On-site parking for a $5 donation. Sponsored by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce.
One of approximately 30 events held each year whose proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Highlights include a kick-off welcome reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction; daily continental breakfast and dockside lunch and beach buffet for anglers.
One of approximately 30 events held each year whose proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Highlights include a kick-off welcome reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction; daily continental breakfast and dockside lunch and beach buffet for anglers.

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Key West Events Calendar

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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.
Fringe Theater presents this gripping drama of two writers who grapple with betrayal. Is ownership of a story in its living or in its telling? Key West Woman's Club, 319 Duval Street. Show starts 7 p.m.
The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West have teamed up to present a picnic-style Bahamian heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman from 6 to­ 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters. Tickets $45 for Members and $55 for Non-members.  Kids under 12 admitted free.
One boozy evening, fiercely competitive actress Ella and her father David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut... and things unravel from there. This darkly humorous sheds new light on the eternal struggle of parents and children to find common ground. Dates: Jan 23-27, Jan 30-Feb 2 (Wed-Sun) 8p.m. show, 533 Eaton St.
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.
A Doll's House, Part 2 is the continuation of Henrik Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. Far from being dry or stuffy, ADH, Pt.2 is hilariously funny, whip-smart and resonant to our gender politics. The story picks up 15 years after Nora famously slams the door on her stifling marriage at the conclusion of A Doll's House. In Mr. Hnath's updated version, Nora is now a successful business woman, who finds her husband, daughter and wise-cracking maid to be as changed as she has become. Fireworks explod
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs have created a unique sound that helped Air Supply become a staple of early-'80s radio, producing seven straight Top Five singles. The albums "Lost in Love", "The One That You Love", "Now & Forever", and "The Greatest Hits" sold in excess of 20 million copies during this era. In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame. Air Supply celeb
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.
All hands on deck!  If you enjoy a good sailboat race, it is an absolute must for you to sail on board the Schooner America 2.0 for the Key West Wreckers Race. In old Key West, ships from afar often ran aground on Sand Key Reef. When all the scallywags in Key West heard there was booty to be had, they jumped in their boats and raced to the reef. The first one there could claim the ship's cargo! Today, celebrate this Key West tradition with monthly races from January to April. It all starts with 
Regarded as one of Canada's most promising and exciting young artists, Timothy Chooi recently was the Bronze Medal Winner of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, performed with Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, recorded his debut album, and was featured at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. Show starts at 4 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Mile 0 Fest Key West is a new music festival considered a "must see" in the burgeoning Red Dirt & Americana music scene. Take in big shows at Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, a state-of-the-art facility located blocks off the hopping streets of Duval, or get into a stripped down acoustic set with your favorite band leader at one of the theaters or bars off Duval. Many activities and memorable experiences await.
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.
From 12-7 p.m., the Key West Art & Historical Society event will transform the Fort East Martello parade grounds into a family-friendly musical feast with the tasty delights of Key West's top-notch food trucks and the grooving tunes of local and international acts. Key West Food Truck Fest founder and co-producer Clint Steckly will park his ever-tasty Triano's Taco food truck on site along with Irie Island Eats, Flamingo Street, The Raw Machine, Jimmy Sno Concessions, The Pincho Barge, Tarpon Ri
Browse among culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, live music, craft beer, wine and art and food concessions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a NEW location this year, at Higgs Beach. Bring your own bags. A fantastic, family-friendly, free event. Dates: Feb. 10, 24.
Witness the most authentic ABBA show ever, delivered in exact replicas of ABBA's famous staging clothes exclusively approved by ABBA's clothing designer. Arrival from Sweden performs together with some of the finest symphony orchestras in the world and also with ABBA original musicians. ARRIVAL from Sweden is the only ABBA tribute band in the world that has been given an unreleased ABBA song, "Just A Notion" directly from Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts
Now in its third year at The Studios of Key West, event's doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar. VIP seating is available for $50. The auction preview will be from February 7 - 13 at The Studios of Key West. The highlight of this year's auction will be an original Sal Salinero painting valued at nearly $10,000. The McKee art auction raises mon
A pianist and composer, Rosenblum has graced the stages of The Lin- coln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note and many others. Accompanied by two talented cohorts, he presents a special Valentine's Day concert, featuring music from his latest album, which Jazziz Magazine calls "richly romantic." Show starts 7 p.m., 533 Eaton St.
From 5-7 p.m., celebrate Valentine's Day with a special someone on Schooner America 2.0 in Key West. As you sail along the beautiful turquoise green waters, you and your loved one will be able to take in all the romance that Key West has to offer while being treated to a delicious pairing menu that is sure to entice consisting of hors d' oeuvres expertly paired with champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world!
This Valentine's Day, take your special someone to the beautiful Curry Mansion Inn. Enjoy live music by one of Key West's most popular performing groups, Howard Livingston & the Mile Marker 24 Band. Included with your ticket price, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., is the island's largest silent auction, open bar, dancing, and an elegant dinner designed and prepared by Great Events Catering. VIP and General Admission tickets available.
More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they've repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn't "just another" anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Showtimes 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.
Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and interior design that complements each. February and March tours are offered 10 am to 4 pm each day. Transportation between homes is not provided. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.
Camerata RCO is a unique ensemble comprised of members of Amsterdam's renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. These colleagues founded this independent group with the desire to explore smaller, more intimate, repertoire.  Tours have taken them to New York, Minsk, Tokyo, Seoul, Vienna, Rome and Madrid. Camerata RCO has recorded five well-regarded albums featuring music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Corelli, and Mahler. Performances take place at 4 p.m. at the historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 401
The 54th annual juried outdoor fine art festival features oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography and other offerings by more than 100 artists from around the United States and beyond. The event takes place on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town.
An island tradition for over 50 years, this unique contest celebrates the historic importance of conch in the Keys and features contestants in several age categories attempting to make "music" with 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 a.m., contest starts at noon.
Bound by their Israeli roots, pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled, and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein formed the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio in 2005. Today, the ensemble's performances reflect both the special gifts and originality of the three artists as soloists as well as their marvelous sense of ensemble and love of chamber music. The New York Times praised the ensemble for displaying "the kind of spotless technique that keeps the attention focused on the score rather than the vagari
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 Yacht Harbor Marina on Stock Island.
A cornerstone alternative band with roots in Jamestown, NY, the group has produced smash hits like Trouble Me, Because the Night, These Are Days, and many more. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m., at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Tickets available online starting at noon, 11/7/18.
Browse among culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, live music, craft beer, wine and art and food concessions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a NEW location this year, at Higgs Beach. Bring your own bags. A fantastic, family-friendly, free event. Dates: March 10, 24.
Fringe Theater presents Lee Roy Reams as he brings his popular New York musical revue from Feinstein's 54 to Key West. One night only. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street. Show starts 7 p.m.
Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and interior design that complements each. February and March tours are offered 10 am to 4 pm each day. Transportation between homes is not provided. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.
Praised for their "intelligence" and "immensely satisfying" playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called "complex" but with an "old world flavor." Strad Magazine described the Amernet as "...a group of exceptional technical ability." Performances take place at 4 p.m. at the historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church at
As a rock star, reality star, spokesperson, businessman, and philanthropist, Bret Michaels does more jobs in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime. Depending on the hour of the day he's a cultural icon, a rock god, an entrepreneur, a TV star, a father, the face of the American Diabetes Association, a super cross enthusiast, solo artist, Poison front man, and a generous donor to a myriad of charitable causes. Tickets available online or at Key West Theater box office, 512 Eaton
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels will be taking to the skies at Naval Air Station Key West. The 2019 theme is "Women in Aviation" with a focus on the "Future of Flight." Organizers expect highlights to include civilian performers like an all-female parachute jump team, the Misty Blues, Patty Wagstaff flying an Extra 330SC, Ashley Shelton, Wing Walker and the world famous Shockwave Jet Truck. Gates open 9 a.m., air show starts at 10:30 a.m., Blue Angels fly at 2:30 p.m.
The Lomazov Rackers Piano Duo garnered wide attention as the Second Prize Winners of the Sixth Biennial Ellis Duo Piano Competition in 2005. Since then, they have performed as recitalists and in concert with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, including performances at the Kiev International Music Festival (Ukraine), Varna International Piano Festival (Bulgaria), Moulin d'Andé Arts Festival (France), Burgos International Music Festival (Spain) and Infiorata di Genzano (Italy) in
This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys' songs have forever changed the musical landscape, profoundly influencing countless performing artists to follow. Doors open 6 p.m., show starts 7:30 p.m. at Sunset Green Event Lawn, 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Enjoy a weekend that combines the best of this legendary tropical island culture with whole body wellness - mind, body and spirit. From Friday evening's opening party to Sunday afternoon's breathtaking celebration, the Yoga and Wellness festival is one to savor. Attend individual events or a three-day VIP Festival Pass, which includes exclusive VIP access to all four festival events over three days, plus an exclusive VIP celebration and a goodie bag to enhance the mind and body experience.
The Revivalists, a band with heart and soul, welcome listeners on this journey with them as they set out with a newfound depth and ambition. A mainstream phenomenon, the song "Wish I Knew You" sky rocketed on the Top 40 and bubbled up on to the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Their hit "All My Friends" is driven by swaggering piano, boisterous horns and bluesy leads, among so many more. Gates open 5 p.m., showtime 6:30 p.m. at Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater.
Browse among culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, live music, craft beer, wine and art and food concessions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a NEW location this year, at Higgs Beach. Bring your own bags. A fantastic, family-friendly, free event. Last date of the season!
From 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at NOAA's Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and Truman Waterfront. Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco-travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment as we explore conservation exhibits, view and purchase wares from local artists and vendors, experience touch tanks, and listen to live music all while raising funds for coral reef research and restoration.
With activities such as a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic's 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.