Key West Events

Feb
10
Mon
2020
‘Conch Honkers’ to Vie for Victory in Key West March 7
Feb 10 @ 12:52 pm – 1:52 pm

It’s not a stringed instrument, a percussion instrument or the musical choice of virtually any “American Idol” contestant. Nonetheless, the conch shell takes center stage in Key West’s music scene each spring, when several dozen hopefuls vie for victory in the annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest.N

Feb
11
Tue
2020
Fresh Seafood and Family Fun Highlight Original Marathon Seafood Festival March 14-15
Feb 11 @ 2:46 pm – 3:46 pm

Shrimp, spiny lobster, stone crab claws and fish, all “fishermen-to-fork fresh,” are to headline the attractions for attendees at the Original Marathon Seafood Festival scheduled Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, in Marathon.N

Feb
12
Wed
2020
Contest Prize Is a Fishing Vacation to Northernmost and Southernmost Points in the U.S.
Feb 12 @ 2:56 pm – 3:56 pm

Anglers can enter to win a two-destination vacation to fish freshwater and saltwater species in the “Northernmost to Southernmost Fishing Trip Giveaway” that spotlights recreational angling in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, and the Florida Keys.N

Waterfront Playhouse presents: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 10:30 pm

Feb 12, 2020 – Feb 15, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music. Showtimes 7 p.m. MORE INFO: https://www.waterfrontplayhouse.org/shows/lady-day/

Feb
14
Fri
2020
Sombrero Beach Run/Walk to Highlight Family Fun Weekend March 6-8
Feb 14 @ 10:43 am – 11:43 am

Florida Keys sunshine and family togetherness attract hundreds of avid runners and walkers from around the U.S. to the Middle Keys each year for the Sombrero Beach Run, a mixture of athleticism and beach fun. This year’s sporty weekend is set for Friday through Sunday, March 6-8.N

Oh My Gods and Goddesses: A Heavenly Burlesque Show
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Feb 14, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
Oh My Gods and Goddesses: A Heavenly Burlesque Show

Key West Burlesauqe presents a burlesque show of epic proportion! This ”one night only” production will transport you out the earthly realm and into the kingdom of celestial and supreme beings. Key west burlesque favorites Tatah DuJour and Moana Amour are joined by a cast of local and nationally touring burlesque and variety performers who portray immortal deities with a wink and a smile! Doors open 7:30 p.m., show start 8 p.m., at the Key West Theater, 513 Eaton St. MORE INFO: https://www.thekeywesttheater.com/

Tennessee Williams Theater presents: Mandy Patinkin
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Feb 14, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
Tennessee Williams Theater presents: Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, presents the acclaimed actor / singer / storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of song. DIARIES is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018 and Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018. From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget. Showtime 8 p.m., Tennessee Williams Theater, 5901 College Rd. BOOK TICKETS: http://www.twstages.com/?q=node/257

Oh My Gods and Goddesses: A Heavenly Burlesque Show
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Feb 14, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
Oh My Gods and Goddesses: A Heavenly Burlesque Show

Key West Burlesauqe presents a burlesque show of epic proportion! This ”one night only” production will transport you out the earthly realm and into the kingdom of celestial and supreme beings. Key west burlesque favorites Tatah DuJour and Moana Amour are joined by a cast of local and nationally touring burlesque and variety performers who portray immortal deities with a wink and a smile! Doors open 7:30 p.m., show start 8 p.m., at the Key West Theater, 513 Eaton St. MORE INFO: https://www.thekeywesttheater.com/

Feb
17
Mon
2020
Willie Nelson At Key West Amphitheater
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Feb 17, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
Willie Nelson At Key West Amphitheater

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. Doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 7 p.m. Tickets available online starting Friday, Nov. 22. MORE INFO: https://www.keywestconcertseries.com/

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Divers to Take a Bite Out of Lionfish at Key Largo Derby April 3-4
Feb 18 @ 10:38 am – 11:38 am

Divers are to convene in Key Largo Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation’s 2020 Winter Lionfish Derby Series in the Florida Keys.N

Feb
19
Wed
2020
Florida Keys’ Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Reopened March 1
Feb 19 @ 12:22 pm – 1:22 pm

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa reopened March 1, almost two and one-half years after Hurricane Irma ravaged the 4-acre island off Little Torch Key in the Lower Florida Keys, following a complete redesign and rebuild.NN

The Studios of Key West presents: Anna in the TropicsWebsite
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Feb 19, 2020 – Feb 29, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
The Studios of Key West presents: Anna in the Tropics

Website: https://tskw.org/anna-in-the-tropics/

In Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize winning script, Juan Julian is hired to read to cigar factory workers as they hand roll cigars in Ybor City in the early 1900s. He introduces the cigar workers to Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, sparking romance and its inherent madness. Anna celebrates the cultural history of Cuban immigrants, and an era of sultry tropical nights shrouded in cigar smoke. Shows Wed-Sat Feb 19-22 & Feb 26-29, 8 p.m.

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Live Music to Rock at Islamorada’s Daylong ‘Bay Jam 26’ April 5
Feb 21 @ 9:24 am – 10:24 am

Live musical performers representing Americana, blues, rock, funk and other genres are to entertain audiences from midday into the evening Sunday, April 5, at Islamorada’s Bay Jam 26.N

Clinton Curry: Steward of Key West’s Heritage
Feb 21 @ 9:41 am – 10:41 am

Clinton Curry is a seventh-generation Key West resident or “Conch” whose ancestors arrived some 180 years ago from the Bahamas’ Green Turtle Cay. The fifth generation of his family to be born on the island, he has lived there for all but two years of his life.N

Rams Head Production presents: Kool & the Gang, with The Village People
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Feb 21, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
Rams Head Production presents: Kool & the Gang, with The Village People

From Nairobi to Newark, Kool & the Gang has performed continuously longer than any R&B group in history and their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled R&B band of all time. Village People is considered the greatest disco group in the world, their music part of the international songbook. Victor Willis who was Village People before Village People even existed returned with a fresh re-boot of the group. Doors open 5:30 p.m. at Key West Amphitheater, 21 Quay Rd. showtime 7 p.m. Tickets on sale Aug. 23, available online. BOOK TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kool-the-gang-with-village-people-tickets-69743260971

Feb
22
Sat
2020
55th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival
Feb 22 all-day

Feb 22, 2020 – Feb 23, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
55th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival

304-294-1243 Website: https://keywestartcenter.com/
The 55th annual juried outdoor fine art festival features over 70 local and national artists who are to grace the streets with fine art ranging from jewelry, paintings, photography and sculpture. Bring the kids to create an art piece at the children’s art booth. Staged from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Whitehead and Caroline Streets in Old Town Key West.

Feb
23
Sun
2020
Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: The Rascher Saxophone Quartet
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Feb 23, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
Impromptu Classical Concerts presents: The Rascher Saxophone Quartet

Website: http://www.keywestimpromptu.org/concerts/season/2020-season

The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet appears regularly at major concert halls in Europe, Asia and the U.S. The Vienna Zeitung hailed the quartet as the “Uncrowned Kings of the Saxophone” and a critic from Die Welt claimed, “If there were an Olympic discipline for virtuoso wind playing, the Raschèr Quartet would definitely receive a gold medal.” Although founded in the United States in 1969 the quartet was relocated in Germany several years later and has been based there ever since. All Impromptu Classical Concerts are at 4:00 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. in Old Town.

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Drunken Spelling Bee Contest @ Mary Ellen’s Bar Monday Nights at 9 PM!
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Drunken Spelling Bee Contest @ Mary Ellen’s BarMonday Nights at 9 PM!

Hosted by Comedy Key West’s Joe Madaus, Tony Hughes, and Steve Crane.

Shot rounds, speed rounds and we don’t even know what else yet. It will be fun and the local grammar and spelling police will be out in full force. Prizes and such for spelling champions.

Mary Ellen’s is located at 420 Appelrouth Lane, Key West, FL

Feb
26
Wed
2020
Wednesdays! The MadHouse at Bottlecap
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesdays!

The MadHouse at Bottlecap

Enjoy comedy, variety, and impropriety featuring local “open mic” standup & who knows what else… Bring your own talent and you might be part of the show! If you’re interested in performing, please contact us at comedykeywest@gmail.com.

Doors at 7:30 PM. Showtime at 8:30 PM.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Sixth Annual Cow Key Channel Bridge Run
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Feb 29, 2020 Location: Key West
Sixth Annual Cow Key Channel Bridge Run

Website: http://cowkeybridgerun.com/

Feel like running across a bridge in the Florida Keys without waking up early or breaking a sweat? From 10AM to 2PM, join zany-dressed participants for the world’s only Zero K across one of the shortest bridges in the Keys. The event is free to watch.