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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 March
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January 01 to August 31,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
January 01 to August 31
Anglers of all ages and abilities can target more than 40 species of fish in the Key West Fishing Tournament, a free-entry multidivision challenge that takes place Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2019. The tournament features divisions for men, women, junior anglers ages 10 to 15 and Pee Wees under 10 years old — making it ideal for extended families and multigenerational groups who want to share the angling experience.
Contact: Doris Harris 305-923-5934

January 23 to May 03,  in Islamorada
Arts Council Presents the Connections Project 2019 TOUR
January 23 to May 03
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts has launched its seventh annual Connections Project Keyswide road show featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. Currently in Islamorada, at Ocean Sotheby's International Realty, its upcoming exhibition opening dates and venues are  Feb. 12 at Royal Furniture in Marathon, March 1 at Marathon’s Shady Palm Gallery, March 15 at Big Pine Key’s Artists in Paradise Gallery, April 9 at Royal Furniture in Key West and May 3 at the Gato Building in Key West. Receptions with wine and hors d'oeuvres are open to the public. After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three at any reception or online. Once the road show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist’s thoughts and inspiration. Proceeds from the Connections Project directly benefit Keys artists and arts organizations.

February 22 to April 30,  in Key West
Artist Paul Arsenault Exhibit at Custom House Museum
February 22 to April 30
Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society, the work of artist Paul Arsenault is to be featured at a special opening reception on February 22 from 6–7PM in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. “Coastal Trade: Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West” is an exhibit of over 30 of Arsenault’s paintings that are a window into the pioneering days of southwest Florida’s maritime trading networks, presented along with artifacts from Arsenault’s personal collection and the Society’s archives. Exhibit runs through April 30.
Contact: 305-295-6616 x112

February 23 to March 30,  in Key West
Key West Burlesque presents: Backroom Burlesque
February 23 to March 30
 Key West Burlesque is back and better then ever! It has found its home at the Back Space inside of SideBar, 504 Angela Street. Join the excitement two nights  a week (Fri & Sat) for this amazing show. February 23 & March 2, enjoy 'Backroom Rhapsody: A Tribute to Queen,' a dazzling extravaganza of song and dance that can’t be missed. The show incorporates several of the legendary bands greatest hits and unforgettable songs into a high energy, glamour filled production with an all-star cast that includes Tatah DuJour, Moana Amour, and the Key West Burlesque Dancers. March 9, 16, 23 & 30, 'Lets Misbehaves: A Titillating 1920's Style Revue' features a rotating cast of weekly guest performers including Sofia Luna, Moana Amour, and Cheeky Derrière. Tickets sold online.
Contact: 305.294.0555

March 01 to March 31,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Tom Majors, Tribute to Wood
March 01 to March 31
As an island community, Key West enjoys a particular closeness to nature, in all its beauty and occasional peril. Palm trees and banyans define our look, cypress groves protect us, and hardwoods remind us of long gone tropical hammocks. The Tom Majors Tribute to Wood is a month-long, island-wide celebration of the creative potential of wood, and its ability to point the way to a more harmonious relationship to the natural world. It is conceived and coordinated by The Studios of Key West, in partnership with artists and organizations across the island.

March 07 to April 06,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater presents: La Cage
March 07 to April 06
La Cage… is a bevy of sight, gags, wildly drawn characters, and rompery, truly the fabric of a farce. Here amidst the age-old triangle of mother, father and child we find a real family.  Georges and Albin, partners for over 20-years, learn Jean-Michel, Georges' son from a one-night fling, is engaged to be married to Anne. George and Albin are the owners of the infamously bawdy and risqué St. Tropez nightclub, La Cage aux Folles. When Anne's parents arrive to meet Jean-Michel’s parents, the farce and fun begins. Anne's father is the Director of the conservative ‘Tradition, Family, and Morality’ Party, and committed to closing down St. Tropez’s immoral businesses, one of which is La Cage aux Folles. Show times 8 p.m.

March 07 to April 06,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Watercolor Society presents: 37th Annual Judged Exhibition
March 07 to April 06
View over 60 paintings in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and more. The artwork is for sale with 20 percent of sales going to Marathon Community Theater as a gesture of "Artists helping the Arts." The exhibit opens for daytime viewing on Thursday, March, 7 and can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday thru April 6, and during evenings before the curtain and during intermission of the Marathon Community Theatre's Performance of “La Cage aux Folles.” Take a chance on winning one of two original framed watercolors donated by acclaimed artists. Tickets are 6 tickets for $5- 13 tickets for $10- and 30 tickets for $20. Your ticket gives you a chance to win "Fading Away" by artist Nancy Murphree Davis and "The Guardian" by West Palm Beach Artist Charles Passarelli. Drawing is on Wednesday, April 10 and each paintings will be shipped free of charge anywhere in the USA to the 2 different winners, need not be present to win.

March 09 to March 30,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents Historical Trolley Tour of Islamorada
March 09 to March 30
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. Held each Saturday in March.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940

March 10 to April 07,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market
March 10 to April 07
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 is Bikes, Trikes & Boards, focused on alternative ways of getting around in our community; March 24 is Art of the Art Edition; April 7 is Ocean Awareness.

March 19 to April 26,  in Key West
'Visions of Cuba' Cuban Art Exhibit at the Gato Building
March 19 to April 26
This collective exhibition of contemporary Cuban Art, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez, represents the artwork of more than 50 prominent Cuban artists who now live in cities throughout the world, many of whom attended the ISA, Institud Superior of Art in Havana, and have participated in the Havana Biennial. The Gato Building itself is steeped in Cuban Heritage, originally a Cuban Cigar Factory. “Visions of Cuba” showcases a variety of community artists, ranging from students to professionals, and promotes the significant cultural connection between Cuba, Key West, the Gato and artists. View the exhibit inside the Gato Building, open daily Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Contact: 305-295-4369

March 20 to March 30,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: The Clean House
March 20 to March 30
Enjoy this quirky comedy, a Pulitzer Prize nominated play written by contemporary American playwright Sara Ruhl, that takes place in “metaphysical Connecticut.” It is a concoction of real and surreal story lines that take the audience on a fantastical journey that searches for meaning among life’s messier moments. The ensemble of diverse and whacky characters drives the play’s action which stops periodically to allow the characters to say things directly to the audience. Showtime 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. (The Parish Hall sits at the back of the property.) Tickets $35 general admission, $45 reserved seating. Seating is limited. Tickets are available online.
Contact: 305-731-0581

March 27 ,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories
March 27
Spend an evening with Professor and Performance Storyteller Caren S. Neile as she shares stories of the pirate Black Caesar and Robert the Doll. Live the legends of the Florida Keys and other parts of this extraordinary state including the Barefoot Mailman, Addison Mizner and the Ashley gang. The presentation will include modern technology with good old-fashioned storytelling and the human brain. Attendees have a chance to share their own Florida stories and to pick up a signed copy of Florida Lore. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Contact: 305-922-2237

March 27 ,  in Key West
Trident True presents: Southernmost Veteran’s Tribute
March 27
Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board the U.S. Coast Guard’s Ingham ship, a national historic landmark and memorial museum, to honor our veterans and raise funds to provide 25 local veterans with a day aboard local charter fishing boats. There will be live music by local musicians, magic by Frank Everhart, and demonstrations by U.S Navy SEALS. Raffle drawings will include fishing charters, water sports, sunset sails, and much more. Cost is $75 per person, includes 1 drink with hors d’oeuvres. The Ingham is located in the Truman Waterfront Park. Event held from 5PM - 9PM. Tickets available online. Trident True is a nonprofit organization offering nationwide events and fundraisers supporting our U.S. military veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life.
Contact: Allison Calhoun 720-822-9802

March 28 to March 29,  in Islamorada
Reef Environmental Education Foundation presents: Free Lionfish Collection and Handling Workshop & Dives
March 28 to March 29
The classroom portion covers the background of the invasion, lionfish biology and ecology, impacts, current research findings, and hands-on lessons in how to safely collect and handle lionfish using hand nets, pole spears and ZooKeeper Lionfish Containment Units. Participants who complete the classroom session will have the opportunity to obtain a permit to collect lionfish using hand nets in Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPAs) within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Following the classroom session, divers and snorkelers join an accompanying boat charter to practice the collection and handling techniques. The workshops and dives are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Classroom lecture and demonstration from 6PM-8PM Thurs., March 28 at REEF Headquarters 98300 Overseas Hwy, in Key Largo. Registration starts at 5:30PM. Friday, March 29, two tank dive with Key Dives, in Islamorada. Check-in Time at 8AM at dive shop. The workshop and dives are free and have limited availability. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

March 29 to March 30,  in Key Largo
REEF presents: Winter Lionfish Derby Weekend
March 29 to March 30
Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captains, and all team members are encouraged to attend, 6:30 - 7:30pm, at REEF headquarters, 98300 Overseas Hwy. The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat. Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed. Saturday, March 30th at Sharkey’s Pub and Galley Restaurant Teams may begin collecting lionfish at sunrise. All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station by 5 p.m. (dock at Sharkey's Pub & Galley) From 5-6 pm: Scoring and public lionfish tastings. Awards will immediately follow scoring. Lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, games, raffle prizes and other activities will start at 5PM. Sharkey's will be offering lionfish tastings and drink specials open to public. Registration cost: $120 per team (minimum 2 people per team, maximum 4 people)

March 29 ,  in Key West
American Bombshells Concert
March 29
Join a spectacular Key West concert featuring the American Bombshells, the country's best patriotic show. Enjoy a magical evening on the grounds of the Truman Little White House. The American Bombshells, a modern day twist on the Andrews Sisters, serve as Ambassadors of America's Gratitude, traveling the globe with an All-American show that dazzles in three part harmony. Don't miss THE American Bombshells as we honor our Military and Veterans! Show starts 8 p.m., at Harry S. Truman Little White House. Tickets sold online.

March 29 ,  in Key West
Celebrate International Mermaid Day, Key West Style
March 29
Join the Key West Mermaid Festival folks and stand, or sit, with your mermaid tail, costume, or ensemble next to one of over 100 coconut palms on N. Roosevelt Blvd., in honor of International Mermaid Day. Interested costumed mermaids must meet at 4:45PM across from Havana Cabana on the Blvd. for instructions/announcements. At 5PM, mermaids are to in unison, wave to all of the passersby driving into Key West. A post-pose celebration at 6pm is planned at Havana Cabana Key West for a “Sip ‘N’ Splash!”

March 30 ,  in Key Largo
Keys Community Concert Band presents: Swaying Sounds of Paradise
March 30
A free concert at the Murray Nelson Government Center outdoor Peace Park in Key Largo. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Theme is Florida Heritage in History and Song.
Contact: 305-853-7294

March 30 to March 31,  in Key West
NAS Key West 2019 Southernmost Air Spectacular
March 30 to March 31
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. Admission and parking are free.
Contact: Emma Edgar Harlow 305-293-2503

March 31 ,  in Islamorada
BayJam 25
March 31
This music and art festival features local and guest artists performing on the shores of Florida Bay at the ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 on U.S. 1. Attendees can savor the sounds from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the hammock-like performance center set against the aqua waters of Florida Bay. Admission is free, donations are encouraged. Proceeds go to student art and music scholarships.

March 31 to April 01,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Underwater, Two One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams
March 31 to April 01
Continuing to present lesser-known works by the great American playwright, KWAHS presents the rarely performed comedy Lifeboat Drill and steamy threesome Kingdom of Earth - two intriguing plays with characters trapped, both physically and metaphorically, by rising waters. With Alaina Albertson, Michael Catlege, Kitty Clements, Arthur Crocker and Jeffrey Johnson. Directed by Stephen Kitsakos. Tickets $60 Preferred, $45 General. Showtimes 7 p.m.

March 31 ,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Lomazov Rackers Piano Duo
March 31
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 addition to appearances in every region of the United States. Performances take place at 4 p.m. at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval St.

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