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Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys

Event calendar courtesy of - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys

Calendar of Events for January
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January 01 to August 31,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
January 01 to 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

January 22 to January 29,  in Key West
Kelly McGillis Classic International Flag Football Championship
January 22 to January 29
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

January 23 to February 04,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse presents: 1776, In Concert
January 23 to February 04
"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

January 23 to February 17,  in Key West
Red Barn Theater presents: 20th Century Blues
January 23 to February 17
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 times and tickets online. Red Barn Theater is located at 319 Duval St.
Contact: 305-296-9911

January 24 ,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Conch Revival Picnic
January 24
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

January 24 to January 25,  in Islamorada
IFC Sailfish Tournament
January 24 to January 25
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.

January 24 to January 28,  in Key West
Key West Food & Wine Festival
January 24 to January 28
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

January 25 to January 27,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Heisenberg
January 25 to January 27
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.

January 26 to January 28,  in Islamorada
Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament
January 26 to January 28
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.

January 26 to January 27,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: Arlo Guthrie
January 26 to January 27
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

January 26 ,  in Islamorada
Cocktails in the Stream: Life & Times of Hemingway in Key West and Cuba
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

January 27 to January 28,  in Key West
33rd Annual Key West Craft Show
January 27 to January 28
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

January 27 ,  in Big Pine
January "Jump Up" Social with The Southernmost Coconut Castaways
January 27
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

January 28 ,  in Key West
24th Annual Key West Master Chefs Classic
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

January 28 ,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market presents: Culinary & Wine Show
January 28
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.

January 29 ,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Trio Solisti
January 29
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.

January 29 ,  in Big Pine
Full Moon Kayak Excursions
January 29
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

January 30 ,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Tom Rush in Concert
January 30
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.

January 30 ,  in Islamorada
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Trio Solisti
January 30
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.

Calendar of Events for January
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All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.

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