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IT’S BROADWAY NIGHT AT AQUA IDOL!!!

 

 

FEBRUARY 5 THRU FEBRUARY 11 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

 

HAPPY FEB.5 BIRTHDAY TO….BRUCE MOORE!!!!… MARIA WEVERS… MO FREEDMAN HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. JIM ARGOUDELIS & DAN WARD,,,,

 

**IT’S BROADWAY NIGHT AT AQUA IDOL ON TUES., FEB.5…..There is certainly a lot of electricity in the air!  It’s because tonight, it is Tuesday and Tuesday is AQUA IDOL Night for THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!! Come one and all to 711 Duval St. from 6:30 to 8 pm!  It is the very best FREE-to-Attend Show in town…. I have assembled a wonderful group of big-hearted singers with superb voices, who are volunteering their time and talent to help raise needed dollars for the esteemed Waterfront Playhouse! The Theme of Feb. 5 is BROADWAY SHOW TUNES!!…. And those performing for this highly anticipated EVENT are… JOE TRIPP…CHUCK FOX…JOHN BAIRD…VERA GREGOROVICZ…DEBORAH GRAY…JIM SPEAKE…KARRI DALEY… VICKY ROWDEN …ADAM SWEITZER…..DORA GHOLSON… SARAH PERKINS  … ROBBY LE BLANC …SCARLETT TRNOVSKA…LUKE FOX…JENNIE-MAE MURPHY ..Sadly we had to say goodbye to Derek last week.. He may be back to sing his swan song!  Word has gotten around town about how terrific everyone is so you best come early enough to hear each singer perform and to get a great seat….  We are hoping you will not miss a single Idol and will support these generous talents and our Playhouse. Judges this week will be Tony Konrath and me, and special celebrity Judge the incredible BOBBY NESBITT!!!  Bobby is a legend in Key West and he loves Show Tunes and songs from the Great American Songbook!  Broadway Legend, TERRI WHITE will be there to sing a guest song!      

 

****“A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….FEB.5-9 THIS WEEK….Get tix NOW to this Tony Award-Winning play at the Waterfront Playhouse …It opened to sensational reviews and a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience…. Theater at its very best!  Directed by Murphy Davis, with set design by Michael Boyer, the cast is phenominal….. DAVID BLACK, MARIBETH GRAHAM, JOY HAWKINS AND JESSICA MIANO KRUEL…..Does NOT get any better!!!!  It is a smart play with sharp dialogue and wit …. And after the play is over you cannot stop thinking about it and discussing it in depth.  I love that about a play!  Get tix NOW as it only runs through Feb. 9th…. And we already have our tickets for closing night!!!!…cannot wait to see it again.  Call the box office at 305-294-5015 or to online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org for tickets.   

 

WELCOME BACK ‘HOME’ TO KEY WEST….We are thrilled to be welcoming Billy Cartledge back to Key West for awhile!  He has been taking care of his husband, Jim Hall, after Jim’s stroke and subsequent problems since September…. Although Jim is not able to travel as yet, Billy is coming to check on his property here and to hopefully, spread his special brand of sunshine around the Island.  No doubt he will receive a warm welcome from all his adoring friends!  Also we are so excited that good friends, Kristen and Jim Ryan, who moved to Vegas during the summer, will be visiting!!!  Hoping they will all be at Aqua Idol on Tuesday so we can give them a real royal Key West Welcome Back!!!!!  So, to Billy, Kristen and Jim I say…. “It will be so nice to have you back where you BELONG!”

 

SHARRON MONDO DREZNER….. On Jan. 29, Sharron Mondo Drezner, was admitted as an emergency patient to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, with a threatening rupture of a thoracic aneurysm.  She underwent surgery on Jan. 29, and the procedure was a success.  She is now in the ICU unit as doctors are correcting cardiac rhythm problems.  This was an open heart procedure as the major blood vessel of the heart had to be resected with graft replacement.  Please keep Sharron and her husband Skip in your choicest thoughts and prayers.  Please send her cards and messages to their home at 1901 S. Roosevelt Blvd….#402….Key West, FL 33040.  Her mail will be delivered to her in Miami as long as she is there.  Sharron is a real sweetheart…. A beautiful redhead with lots of pizzazz and energy… I had the great pleasure of meeting her in Bruce Moore’s tap class.  We are praying that she will soon be up and about and dancing again.

 

SADDENED TO HEAR….The very special and dear Chuck Newman, beloved husband of Jane Dawkins, recently passed away after a long illness dealing with respiratory problems…yet, Chuck continued to work till two days before passing at his job with  Absolutely Amazing eBooks!  He was the Amazing One! You can send messages and cards to his wonderful wife, Jane Dawkins at 2026 Staples Ave., Key West, FL 33040.

 

DO YOU REMEMBER…?  If you remember the Keys Piano Bar….and who doesn’t?… there was a wonderful singer, Kathy Kaefer… a red head with a marvelous voice and presence.  We just found out that her husband, Andy, suffered a fatal stroke… only AGE 46…. so very sad.  Our prayers and thoughts are with Kathy and their young daughter.

 

TICKETS NEEDED… If anyone has tickets to the March 4 Randy Roberts/Lucie Arnaz cabaret show and cannot attend, please contact Greg McShea at macamedia@aol.com as he is looking to attend this sold out show.  Thank you.

 

*******PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….  As a proud Board Member of the Waterfront Playhouse for 13 years, I am hoping that you will take the time to read the following. Theaters aren’t able to rely on Ticket Sales alone to keep them going…that is only a tiny part of it.  In order to continue to present the kind of quality theater you have come to expect from us, we need YOU to help! If you are already a MEMBER of the Waterfront Playhouse Family, I ask that you consider deepening your commitment financially by becoming a member at a higher level than you had before.  Each level provides special perks and privileges….  BUT, the important thing is to look at it as not so much as ‘what you can get out of your membership’ but what you are giving and doing to provide Key West with the BEST Theater experience possible!  If you have Never been a Member of the Waterfront Playhouse before…. I hope you will realize that we NEED YOUR HELP and support more than ever!…now right NOW!  You can go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 to order your membership….and you can see the Breakdown of what each Level of Membership provides.  You will be helping us beyond words…. To recover from Hurricane Irma, declining state funding and increasing costs!!!  Thank you so much for your support of the Waterfront Playhouse and LIVE Theater in Paradise!!! 

 

HOUSING HEROES NEEDED…. The Waterfront Playhouse is looking for Housing Heroes.  A Housing Hero is someone who will ‘take in’ a visiting actor or musician in one of our shows that comes from out of town.  There are many perks involved for those who have a gust room… guest house… to accommodate a visiting actor.  If you can help please call 305-394-7445.  Your name will be listed in the Playbill.  If you house 1 person for 1 show, you get 2 free 5-show passes and a Crew Membership card offering discounts for 11 mos. In some of the best restaurants in KW…. Plus ability to buy tix to Member nights at the theater and Annual Gala at member reduced rates.  Housing 2 or 3 persons for 1 or more shows:  You get all of the above, plus, an additional free 5-show flex pass and invitation for two as our guests to our Annual Gala…. Housing 4 or More persons for 1 or more shows:  You get all of the above, plus FREE drinks for ALL performances, a private backstage tour and party for you and 10 of your friends.      

 

**SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE AT THE RED BARN!!!….We saw this show last week and roared!  It really was hilarious from start to finish!  Congratulation to the  actors… Don Bearden, Vanessa McCaffrey, John Reynolds, Carolyn Cooper, Erin McKenna, and Jeremy Zoma.  Each one was hysterical!!!  Congrats to Directors  Mimi, Gary and Jack McDonald and Amber McDonald Good….Richard Grusin, and Dave Bootle.. all excellent!  AND… to  Playwrights Mike McKeever, Rich Orloff, Shel Silverstein, Carolyn Cooper, Mark Levine, Scott Gibson, Andrew Leeds and Lindsey Kraft.  Thanks to all for a most enjoyable evening at the Red Barn… still laughing just thinking about some of the wild and wacky scenes!!!!  This comedy runs through Feb. 9… get tix at 305-296-9911 or go to www.redbarntheatre.com

 

‘COLLECTED STORIES’ PRESENTED BY THE FRINGE…. Key West is fast becoming a mecca for great theater…. The Fringe’s “Collected Stories’ starring Lisa Elena Monda and Glenda Donavan and directed by Annie Miners, was just wonderful!  Great acting by these two gifted actresses.  It is about friendship and ultimately of betrayal, and it makes one wonder how much one should ever trust anyone or how much you should ever ‘tell’ anyone.  Congratulations to Annie Miners for doing a stellar job of directing!  This wonderful and thoughtful play closed recently and if you missed it, know you missed a very special evening at the theater!!!!  In many ways it recalled one of my favorite old movies, ‘All About Eve’…where the young naïve ingénue, hero worshipped the older actress and tried to become indispensable to her.  Before long she is taking over the star’s life, stealing her friends, her lovers and her rolls.  No ingénue was she…she was naïve like a fox…. And so was Lisa Elena Monda in this roll.  She actually stole her friend’s material and passed it off as her own.  It was quite something to behold!  Always remember that saying… Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing!  Lots of truth in that.     

 

“I’M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD”…. We had heard lots of buzz about this Theatre XP presentation at The Studios and were anxious to see what it was all about.  It really did live up to all we had heard!  Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore, real life husband and wife, play father, David Berryman….and daughter, Ella….  Their performances took us on a real roller coaster of a ride….. Both characters they played are very talented…. But very flawed.  Their relationship is chaotic…. Filled with hurt, bitterness, insults, and regret.  The daughter is looking for love and support… seemingly in awe of her successful father, who is on his way down the success ladder after having peaked years earlier.  She has just performed in her first stage roll and she has joined him at his NYC apartment to wait for the reviews to come in.  What she is craving is support and compliments, but her father is all about himself and he offers her no encouragement…. Just put downs and insults….. and there she sits, listening to the same old stories her father has told ad nauseam all her life trying to feign interest… and then, when she impulsively buts in, actually relating his story in his very words, he goes ballistic and things get scary.  After consuming litres of wine and using drugs together, things get worse… the language and insults go downhill and ‘Ella’ storms out, mad as hell and not wanting to take his verbal abuse any longer.  Cut to the next Act….  Five years later, after having cut all ties with her father, she is a success…. Her demeanor is no longer that of the ‘clinging daughter’ craving her father’s affection and approval…  she, in reality, seems to have ‘become’ her father…. Bitterness and nastiness permeate from every pore in her body.  And then…. Guess who arrives?  Dear Daddy Dearest…. Looking old and decrepit… after having suffered a debilitating stroke.  He has flowers in his hand and wants to make things right with Ella…. But she is having none of it…. She mocks his aged appearance and scorns his apologies … even pushing him down like a wounded animal.  No happy ending here…. Just pain and horror and…and you feel sorrow for these very unhappy persons. Bob and Melody, who are such nice people in real life, did great acting jobs portraying these very depressing people.  They made you feel sorry for them and their misery….and you wanted to thank your lucky stars for the life you have…  you wanted to “ pray really hard” for them that they would someday see the light and learn to forgive and love freely from the heart before it is too late.  Congrats to director Carole MacCartee and to Bob and Melody!  

 

DEADLINE NEARING TO ENTER 4TH ANNUAL SMALLEST PARADE, FEB. 8 …  The application deadline for the 4th annual Smallest Parade in the Universe is Friday, Feb. 8….Artists competing for the $1,750 in prize money & live auction sales of tabletop-size floats can pick up an application at the Gato Bldg. 2nd floor or the MARC House..or download the app at www.thesmallestparadeintheuniverse.com.  The completed floats are due on March 1 for the show and live auction on March 2 at the Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St. This year’s float theme is ‘IT’S ABOUT TIME.’  The small floats will roll down a make believe Duval St complete with a police escort.  Floats must be within 18” tall and wide and long…Prizes are $1,000 first… $500 second… $250, third.  AT the end of the parade, there is a live auction to sell the floats.  The MARC House gets 50% and the artists get 50% of the sale price.  Get tix for the show at www.thekeywesttheater.com

 

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!! 

Café Sole…. 20% for all Locals from 5-6 and 9-10 pm every day….  Sunday Brunch is back at Café Sole!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN…. Be seated by 6:30 pm and enjoy all entrees at$19.95.  Daily happy hour drink prices are 2 for 1 till 7 pm…. T n T always caters to the Locals!  Delish food, great music, lovely spot… 

 

COMMISSION MEETING TONIGHT AT 6 PM, FEB. 5….The thrust of the meeting will be discussion on the Pedestrian Mall in the 5oo, 600 & 700 blocks of Duval… it should be a lively talk…. I personally think we should give it a try…. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I say!!!

 

TAVERN N TOWN… FEB.5,12,19,26… Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas   perform from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.    

 

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.5&6…. at 9 pm… Hey Monea performs….. 

 

CAFÉ CON LIBROS, FEB. 5…. 10:30 am at the KW Library, 700 Fleming St…Speaker will be Richard Rene Silvin… Free to attend…. On Feb. 12, it’s Tom Corcoran… On Feb. 26, it’s Carrie Jo Howe. 

 

AT THE TROPIC CINEMA, FEB. 5,6,7…….Shoplifters… On the Basis of Sex…At Eternity’s Gate…Can You Ever Forgive Me?… Glass… Vice…..located at 416 Eaton St.

 

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.5….noon to 5 pm, Gary Hempsey…6:30-11:00 pm, Tom Taylor…. 

 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…. FEB.5….Larry Baeder and Bluesday… an intimate eve with Larry and friends…. 8:30-11:30 pm… now serves full bar and food  too!  821 Duval St…. Be there!

 

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO EVERY TUES., FEB.5,12,19,26….6:30 pm at 5610 College Rd. 

 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.5,12,19,26…. Black & Skabuddah perform from 5:30-9:30pm…

 

THE GREEN PARROT, FEB. 5….Nik and the Nice Guy Revue…5:30 and 9 pm.

 

CORK & STOGIE…FEB. 5….Valentine’s Day Wines…. 5 to 7 pm…1218 Duval St….Alice Weingarten serves up some great wines and food tasting too…  wear a tutu as it is a Tuesday and lagniappe. 

 

CHRIS THOMAS PERFORMS ON FEB. 5….At Southernmost Beach Café…3:30-6:30 pm….

 

LATEDA, FEB.5…  Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.   

 

HOGS BREATH, FEB.5,6…NOON PM, Joel Nelson….4:30, Oren +1….. 9 pm,Coal Men. 

 

VIRGILIOS ON FEB.5….9 pm…. Skippo, Chris Burchard, Rob DiStasi, and Tim Mayer….located on Appelrouth Ln behind La Trattoria on Duval St.  FEB.12 IT’S the Savage Beets with Chris Case, Skippo, Geoff Lowe…..

 

AT THE STUDIOS, FEB. 5… Internationally known playwright, screenwriter & director, Marco Calvani will screen his short film, ‘The View From Up Here’ at 5:30 pm at 533 Eaton St.  stars Oscar winner Melissa Leo and French-Algerian actress, Leila Behke.. FREE to attend….There will be a Q & A following the film…. Calvani is one of the Artist-in-Residence at the Studios during Jan & Feb.  To attend contact Elena at 305-296-0458 or email her at elena@tskw.org.    This film deals with Islamophobia and American Ethnocentrism….  Fascinating for sure!  

 

DANCE KEY WEST…DIRTY DANCING 101: A VALENTINE’S DANCE PARTY, FEB.12 … 7-8:30 pm at the KW Theater, 512 Eaton St….Get giddy and learn the moves you have seen on the silver screen with this fun and casual dance party, followed by sweet treats.  No dance experience necessary and no partner needed… all single ladies and gents and all else are  invited…. $35 per ticket at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

 

MOVIE AT THE TROPIC, FEB. 12….”Joni 75” about singer Joni Mitchell…..6:30 pm at Tropic Cinema…..416 Eaton St…. $12 and $8.75.

 

AT BOOKS & BOOKS, FEB. 12….Author, Jonathan Stanlofer will read from and discuss his memoir ‘The Widower’s Notebook’ a story of love and loss, regrets and reinvention…book signing to follow 6 to 7:30 pm at 533 Eaton St.

RED BARN OPENS ‘TENDERLY’ ON FEB. 19… This is a fresh and poignant view of the singing legend, Rosemary Clooney…. Runs thru March 16…get tix at 305-296-9911 or go to www.redbarntheatre.com.      

 

****WONDERFUL TRUMAN ANNEX HOME FOR SALE….This single family, 1,312 sq.foot home, in a most desirable, unique and private KW area…with open floor plan and 2 bedrms. & 2.5 baths.. balcony off master…designated parking space…Perfect Vacation Rental with excellent income… totally & tastefully furnished and equipped …Lovely shared pool area  This well-priced home is a great chance to own a marvelous home in the beautiful and prestigious Truman Annex Gated Community, within walking distance to EVERYTHING!!!!  For more information please call BOB FRECHETTE at 305-304-2584.  His email is rfrechette@bellsouth.net   

 

SOS OUTREACH MISSION CLOTHING DRIVE… Needed are gently used clothing.  You may drop off your donation to the Mission at 5640 Maloney Ave. on Stock Island.  For more info call Paige at 859-630-2098. 

 

MARC HOUSE SEEKING USED FANTASY FEST BEADS….If you have a slew of beads and want to donate them to the MARC House at 1401 Seminary St., please bring them to the MH…they will clean and resell these beads as a fundraiser, and those who bring in a 1 gallon plastic bag with beads, will get a 5% discount on a plant store purchase.  For info call 305-296-9556.     

 

BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY LISTS….If you would like to be included in the Birthday and Anniversary Lists that I send out every month, please let me know your month and day by sending that info to me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  There are special perks to being on the lists!!!!  One of the perks is having your name in KONK Life on the day of your Birthday!   

 

PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers…JIM HALL …Sharron Mondo Drezner….. the family and friends of Chuck Newman….the family and friends of Andy Dickey….the family and friends of Linda Patchett….For Norma Gilmore and her family on the great loss of her husband, Chuck Gilmore…the family and friends of Deborah Marmelstein…. The family and friends of Kayla Tollen….. George Kling….Billy Cartledge…..Mary Larkin ….the repose of the soul of Stanislav Krejcir, father of Jana Krejcirova…. The family of Leda Andrews and the loss of her brother…. and the family of June Hudson on the loss of her brother Will Yodice……….Mike Stallard and wife Kelly….…Fred Stevens … Robin Deck….Jim Hendrick…..… Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams …… Judi Stevens …Fred Lima…..Nancy Lima …Maryann Sabol … Pam Williams …..Frank Lima….Harry Schroeder ….Jacob Gelt Dekker …Bella Rettenwander ….James Mill …Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer…. Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr….Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen …Judy Davis …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson ….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Sandy Abookire… … Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir…   ….Eegor Goropec…Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey and Pat Moore ….Anne McKee … the family of Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …… Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards.  Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for.  Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for.  Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving.  We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man.  Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things!  Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

FKSPCA HAS BRICK PROGRAM….This is a special’ buy a brick and have it inscribed with a special name and message’ that will be placed on the walkway of the new Animal Shelter…a great gift for someone very special.    For more info go to www.fkspca.com.  Bricks are $250 each.  This will help the building fund of the new FKSPCA Shelter…..To complete and furnish the bldg., $700,000 more dollars are needed.  You can engrave this brick with a permanent memory…honor a family member, someone special…or a beloved pet.  You can order a brick online by going to www.orderabrick.com.  You might have to put those in manually.  Or you can call 305-294-4857. 

DONATE TO THE FKSPCA…..A new fabulous… state-of-the-art Animal Shelter is about to open….after years of money raising and planning…..However, know that $80,000 is still needed to complete.  Help them reach that final goal by making a donation to the Building Fund….  Large, or small…any amount will be greatly appreciated.  The easiest way to donate is to go to the website at www.fkspca.org and then go from there.  Or, you can send donations to the Florida Keys SPCA at 5230 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040.  If you live in KW or nearby, call Jane Dawkins at 305-295-0605 or email her at jane@fkspca.org … to arrange for a tour of the new facility.

BOB FRECHETTE=FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN!!!!…..Need a realtor in town?  My husband BOB FRECHETTE IS YOUR MAN!!!!  He has been with the marvelous Compass Realty ( NOW Keller-Williams Compass) for 19 years …Give him a call at 305-304-2584!  Email him at rfrechette@bellsouth.net.  He is the BEST! I promise!!!!  Honest, Loyal, Fair, and Adorable too!!!  He will have only your best interests at heart.

SUPPORT DANCE KEY WEST…..Lots of new concerts and new dancers are involved  with Kyla Piscopink’s Dance Group, Dance Key West…. Dancers are Kim Bryant, Cricket Desmarais,  Kristen Huffman, Morgan Stinnett and Melissa Weber….If you want to support this company, go online to www.dancekeywest.org or make checks and send to Dance Key West…PO Box 501 … Key West, FL 33041.  Also congrats to Kyla on her recent dance concert at the Studios on Oct. 13!!!!!  Had we been in town we would have been there with bells on!!!    

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN NEEDS VOLUNTEER MENTORS….Needs 50 mentors to work with dedicated students….If interested call Karla Quintana at 305-293-1546 or email her at karla.quintana@keysschools.com

JODYRAE AND MEGAN CAN ENTERTAIN FOR PRIVATE PARTIES!!!..Talented pianist/singer, Megan Clay and vocalist extraordinaire, Jodyrae Campbell have their own equipment and would love to make a night at your home or at your event, extra special!  To contact them call 305-587-1499… or you can leave a message for Joyrae on Facebook or email her at jodyraecampbell@yahoo,com. 

ARTISTS WANTED FOR MALLORY SQUARE….Sunset Celebrations is seeking more artists to participate at this iconic event.  For info, email jury@sunsetcelebration.org.

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU…I’m reading a book about anti-gravity….It’s impossible to put down….

 

HAPPY FEB.6 BIRTHDAY TO…SUSAN SERVER…MICHAEL AAGLAN …ANDREA BAUER …TIM KARHAN …..  (Please remember Violet Batty.)

LIBBY YORK & BOBBY NESBITT AT BERLINS, FEB.6,13,20,27… This fab duo performs from 7 to 10 pm at 700 Front St….at A & B Lobster House…. Great venue!!!

AUDUBON SPEAKER, FEB. 6…..Dr. Doug Mader of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital, will speak at 6:30 pm at the KW Garden Club, 110 Atlantic Blvd…FREE and open to all . 

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES….FEB.6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16….The fab Dave performs Wed. thru Sat. every week at 8:30 –midnight at 700 Duval St… He rocks the place!!!!!

AT THE GARDENS, FEB.6,13,20,27… Megan Clay is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.6….Featured entertainer is Adrienne Z….8:30-11:30 pm….It is Ladies Night at Little Room!  821 Duval…Now a full bar and food too!

LATEDA, FEB.6…. Ronnie Lovely in the Lounge at 8:30 pm. Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.6,13,20,27 Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

FOSTER PARENT TRAINING….….Wesley House is seeking families interested in providing a home to children who are in the foster care system.  Classes started on Jan. 30….  For registration and info call Megan Burgess at 305-809-5020.

COMEDY AT THE BOTTLECAP ON FEB. 6,7&8….Terrific and well-known comedian, Lenny Clarke will be featured in the Blue Room at 1128 Simonton St…. Lenny appeared in the movie There’s Something About Mary and was a regular on Rescue Me….he has a huge resume… get advance tix at www.comedykeywest.com doors open at 7:30…show is at 8:30…. Hilarious local comedians perform before the headliner.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.6….Jeff Clark at noon to 5 pm….Raven Cooper at 6:30-11 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.6,13,20,27…. Din Allen performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

GREEN PARROT, FEB.6…The E’Claires  at 5:30….Ukulele Night at 8 pm…

BOOKS & BOOKS, EVENT ON FEB. 6….Reading & signing by Andrew Furman … ‘Goldens Are Here’….6 to 7:30 pm….at 533 Eaton St….This book is inspired by true events surrounding an historic FLA citrus season and the civil rights struggle of the 1960’s. 

ANNE MCKEE FINE ART AUCTION, FEB. 13…. At the Studios, 533 Eaton St….doors open at 6:30 pm and auction starts at 7….$25 general admission and $50 VIP admission….tix at the door and at www.mckeefund.org

LITTLE RIVER BAND, ON FEB. 13…. At 8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre… get tix at www.keystix.com.

AT KEY WEST LIBRARY, FEB. 20…. Free lecture by author Katrin Schumann who will discuss her debut novel, “The Forgotten Hours”….6 pm at 700 Fleming St….

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY, FEB. 20….7:30 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre…. Go to www.keystix.com.       

STRING MUSICIANS SOUGHT…. The KW Community String Orchestra is seeking those who play violin, cello, viola, etc. at all levels of experience.  For info contact Lyn-Marie at lynnmariekw@gmail.com

SOME GREAT HAPPY HOURS…..1)  Alonzo’s…4-6:30… Half price apps and drinks… 2) Blue Macaw… 4-7 pm… $3 drinks including well, beer and wine…and half price apps that are delicious!!!!!!!and entertainment all day…. 3)  Boathouse 4-6 pm half price on all drinks and apps one side of menu…4) The Grand Café, 5-7:30 pm…1/2 price wine, cocktails and beer and half priced appetizers… 5) The Saint…. 4:17-7:14 pm… half price drinks and special priced small plates.

 

HAPPY FEB. 7 BIRTHDAY TO….RIC DERY…. ROBERTA DIPIERO … KERRY SHELBY … JOHN WATERLOO … JANET HETMAN…. (Please remember Henry Woods…. George Victory…. And Wilhelmina Harvey.)

***“A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2”… FEB. 7, 8, 9 THIS WEEK …at The Waterfront Playhouse at 8 pm….. In Part 1, of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House…. Nora, famously slammed the door on her oppressed life and her stifling marriage, and stormed out to face life on her own terms!  It was a heavy drama….In Part 2, Nora (Maribeth Graham) is now a successful author, who returns after 15 years away from her children and the life she turned her back on… She finds her husband (David Black), daughter (Jessica Miano-Kruel) and wise-cracking maid (Joy Hawkins) as changed as she has become.  This is a smart, quick paced and often very funny, yet engrossing play that won several Tony awards!  Get tix by calling 305-294-5015 or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  Directed by Murphy Davis and set design by Michael Boyer.  What we loved so much about this play besides EVERYTHING… was how much food for thought it presents and how it demands to be dissected and discussed.  Each portrayal is right on the mark…. Do yourself a BIG favor and see this wonderful presentation by the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!!!

FARMER’S MARKET EVERY THURSDAY, FEB.7,14,21,28….At Bayview Park…. Lots of great produce, flowers, crafts, etc.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.7…. Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…,…. 6:30-11:30 pm, Cool Duo….

VIV WINE BAR, FEB. 7….6pm at 300 Petronia St. #2…French Decadence…. $90 per person….French Menu with wine pairings….Everything you may be afraid to eat but all tasting delish!  Dress in French attire…. Or like Marie Antoinette… (cannot accommodate any food allergies or dietary needs….)Reserve at 305-517-6799…

AT THE GARDENS,FEB.7,14,21,28… Jimmy Olson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB … FEB. 7…. The Peter Diamond Trio…. 8:00-11:30 pm… now a full bar and food too!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.7…Joe the Show performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

THE GREEN PARROT, FEB. 7….Happy Dog at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm….

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP…FEB.7,8,14,15,16…. Top notch Local and National Comics will have you howling all night long… I know, we have become groupies!….$10 IN ADVANCE AND $15 AT THE DOOR….Every Thurs and Friday…. 1128 Simonton St.  Note that online, make sure you print the word LOCAL to get a great Local’s Discount. Lenny Clarke performs on Feb. 7 & 8…  Matt Fernandez performs on Feb. 14 & 15….  Jimmy Dunn performs on Feb. 16….ALL are hilarious and well-known comedians you do not want to miss.

LATEDA, FEB.7……3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm…in the Lounge! …Randy Roberts is in the Crystal Room at 9 pm…

TAVERN N TOWN FEB.7,14,21,28…. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas perform from 5 to 9 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB. 7… Caffeine Carl & George Chapman at 5 pm… Hey Monea at 9 pm…

ART SHOW AT ART@ 830 GALLERY ON FEB. 7…. Plein Air watercolor artist, Christine Cordone and  oil painter, Michael Norviel present their show, ‘New Hues, New Views, New Treasures’ at 6 to 8 pm at 830 Caroline St….. Congrats to Christine on her new position as music educator of the Gerald Adams School… and congrats on her being recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as ‘Teacher of the Quarter.’

EXHIBIT AT THE STUDIOS, FEB.7…..’Blind Spots..Modern Day Slavery Exposed’…. Opening from 6 to 8 pm at 533 Eaton St. XOJ Gallery…..project is developed by Erika Biddle…. This exhibit encourages action against human trafficking and child exploitation…. A problem that the Keys have faced, incredulously… it is a problem that has remained out of the public eye and it should be addressed and dealt with.  Free and open to the public…. Thru the month of Feb.

ALSO AT THE STUDIOS, FEB.7….Roberta Mark’s exhibit opens 6 to 8 pm….AT 533 Eaton St. om the Sanger Gallery….reception….

KEY WEST GARDEN CLUB LECTURE FEB.7….1:30 pm at West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd. speaker is Bill Irwin….of College of the FLA Keys. 

CURRY MANSION 36TH ANNUAL WESLEY HOUSE VALENTINE’S GALA.. FEB. 14… 6 pm at the Curry Mansion at 511 Caroline St…Food and drink and various ticket options … go to www.kesytix.com for further details and registration.  Music by Howard Livingston and the MM 24 Band….

BEN ROSENBLUM TRIO IN CONCERT, FEB. 14… At the Studios at 7 pm….a special Valentine’s Day concert featuring richly romantic songs…. 533 Eaton St…

LOS LOBOS AT KW THEATER, FEB.14….two shows, at 6:30 and 9:30 pm….512 Eaton St….. get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

STUDIOS ‘STARLIGHT BALL’ GALA….FEB. 21…. AT 533 Eaton St…. Wear your star-studded glittering best duds….. get tix at www.tskw.org.  Great food and open bar!  And dancing too!  7 to 10 pm!!!

****‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, FEB.28….Mel Brooks’ wrote this hit musical comedy based on the hilarious film classic!  Director, Tom Thayer…set design by Michael Boyer…. Cast is Alan Gillespie, Ross Pipkin, Jeffrey Harwell, Kristen Michelle, Marjorie Paul-Shook, John McDonald, Dillon Feldman, Devante Mills, Mathias Maloff, Braeden Garret, Jack Agnew, Bell Jampol, Jacki Madejski, and Halley Daigle….  Musical director is Michael Fauss… choreography by Peny Leto…. Stage Mgr., Trish Manley….Lower priced preview nights are Feb. 26 & 27…..Get tix now at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.    

 

HAPPY FEB. 8 BIRTHDAY TO….BOB PRACHER… LARRY ROHRGAUGH …. NATHAN KNIGHT… STEVE PORTER … TRIPP CALK…

***WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE WILD WILD WEST GALA, MARCH 8….Howdy do, Pardner?  You best be fixin’ to join us at the Armory on White St. for a rootin’tootin’ grand ole time at the Waterfront Playhouse Gala…. Delish Vittles served by the Iron Chefs… and a hot diggity dog diggity, OPEN BAR…., and entertainment that’ll make you wanna mosey on to dance with your favorite sweetie, and swing her around the floor…Plus…. A hog wild Silent Auction that will make you call ‘SOOOOIE!!!’ all night long!!!  Get tix at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tickets!  Get your Cowpoke duds together and get ready to have a Grand ole time at this sure to be fantastic event!!!!  Y’all come down to the best ho-down ever!!!!!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.8,15,22,…. Michael Robinson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… with Eric Haley singing too!

BRIA ANSARA AT BERLINS, FEB.8,15,22…The wonderful Bria sings from 7 to 10 pm at Berlin’s at A & B Lobster House….

TROPIC CINEMA FEB. … At Eternity’s Table….Can You Ever Forgive Me… Free Solo… Glass… On the Basis of Sex…. Vice … Shoplifters… If Beale Street Could Talk….

CUBAN ART EXHIBIT AT THE GATO BLDG, THRU MAY 3 ….featuring artwork by more than 40 prominent Cuban artists…. At 1100 Simonton St.l.. free parking…will be on display thru May 3.  This is a very unique opportunity to see this marvelous collection.

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB. 8,15,22…. It’s the DENIS HYLAND QUARTET….he finest jazz players are joined by DENIS who sings his heart out….8:00-11:30 pm…. Now a full bar and food served too!!!

AMERICAN LEGION STARS CHUCK FOX…. FEB.8,15,22….Chuck Fox performs from 7 to 11 pm at the American Legion on Stock Island!!!  He is also singing for Aqua Idol and he is TERIFIC!!!!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.8,15,22…. Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

SALUTE ON FEB. 8….The Claire Caplan Quartet with Claire doing the fab vocals, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith, and Geoff Lowe…..5 pm….

CHRIS THOMAS PERFORMS ON FEB. 8>>> At Bobalu’s on Big Coppitt with Jonathan Williams, from 6 to 9 pm….

BURLESQUE ON FEB.8,15,22… Every Friday night at Aqua Sidebar, 504 Angela St.  10 pm ….Backroom Burlesque featuring local and touring stars!  Doors open at 9:30 pm….

GREEN PARROT, FEB.8&9…..Joe Marcinek Band at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.

LATEDA, FEB.8,…3 Sum at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson is at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.8 & 9…Michael McCloud noon to 5 pm….Raven Cooper Band 6:30-11:30 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.8….Mike Naughton performs from 5 to 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB. 8…1 pm, Pat Guadagno & The Jersey Jam… 5 pm, Hey Monea… 9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends.

SUSAN WERNER IN CONCERT, FEB. 8… At the Studios, 533 Eaton St…. 8 pm….This, Singer/songwriter crafts lyrics that are sharp, funny and on point!

A NIGHT AT THE FULL MOON SALOON, FEB. 8…at the KW Theater, 512 Eaton St.  8 pm…. Starring Bill Blue and the Nervous Guys…. A KW legend!

BOOKS & BOOKS, FEB. 8….Author Michelle Johnson will do a reading and a signing from 6 to 7:30 pm at 533 Eaton St.  ..book is Skill in Action…which explores the intersection of justice and the principles of yoga.

THE FRINGE PRESENTS, “ THE PIANO LESSON” FEB. 15 &16 ONLY….At 7 pm at the Frederick Douglass Center, 111 Olivia St….For tix go to www.fringetheater.org.  This is a reading of the August Wilson play, in honor of Black History Month….direicted by Wilhelmina Lopez Martin… featuring Clayton Lopez, Richard Quint, Gil Parker, Jerry Butler, Joan Leggett, Detra Dor, and Glenwood Lopez…and Coffee Butler at the piano.  Get tix at www.fringetheater.org or call 305-731-0581. 

KEY WEST HOME TOUR ON FEB. 15 & 16….for tix and information please go to www.keywesthometours.com.        

 

HAPPY FEB.9 BIRTHDAY TO…DAN WARD….JENNA STAUFFER ….MINDY MOORE … JULIE JOHNSTON … LIZ LEONARD… BROOKS GASSER….. (Please remember Joe Liszka,)

****CLOSING NIGHT OF “A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART2” on FEB. 9…..  This wonderful play closes on Saturday Feb. 9….. This award-winning, super-acted…. Brilliantly directed by Murphy Davis, with a fabulous set design by Michael Boyer, has four of the most gifted actors starring in it…. David Black, Joy Hawkins, Maribeth Graham and Jessica Miano-Kruel.  We saw it opening night and loved it and will be there again on closing night.  Please go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tickets.

****INVITATION TO ALL FOR THE CLOSING NIGHT PARTY, FEB. 9TH….. Along with closing night of A DOLL’S HOUSE…. Comes the Closing Night After Party at OCEAN GRILL (formerly Square One) in Duval Square…. The owner/chef will present some great appetizers and there will be a cash bar…. You need not to have attended the closing night show to attend the party….At 10:15 pm…parking is free…. Come to congratulate the Cast and Crew on another great Waterfront Playhouse presentation!!!!! If you plan to attend please let me know so I have a rough estimate on attendees.  Thanks and see you there!!!!!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.9 16,23,…. Jimmy Olson is at the pianofrom 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St.

KEY WEST WALKING TOURS, FEB.9,16,25….Every Saturday at the KW Library…. 700 Fleming St…. Meet there… tours are at two times…10 am and 4:30 pm…. Call 305-293-9291 to reserve.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… FEB.9…..It’s the fab Coffee Butler and Company…. 8 pm…no doubt Cliff Sawyer will be there….always a happening when Coffee performs!    

LATEDA, FEB.9…3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge…Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm…

A BURLESQUE TRIBUTE TO QUEEN, FEB. 9,16 &23…..8 PM AT Sidebar at Aqua on 504 Angela St.  Tatah DuJour has done it again… pulled out a great unique show…song, dance and glamour that should not be missed.  Tix are $25 or $35.       

FILM SCREENING, ‘CHILDREN OF BAL ASHRAM…FEB. 9… at the Studios, 533 Eaton St….Q & A with director Len Morris follows.  7 pm…. FREE and open to the public. 64 minute documentary about the rescue of children from bonded labor and abuse….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… FEB. 9….It is COFFEE BUTLER…Key West Legend… performing from 8:30-11:30 pm at 821 Duval St…. A FULL bar and food too!   See Coffee and his musical guests!  We were there to enjoy Coffee on Feb. 2 and the place was hopping!  What a thrill it is to see KW Legend, Coffee Butler…at age 90… at the piano and singing…. Happy as a clam….and the adoring audience with huge smiles on their faces.  He was joined by the also charismatic and amazing, Cliff Sawyer who is smooth as silk.  WE are all hoping that Coffee will be able to be there every Saturday night….. at 90, it is up to him and how he feels…. But it is quite something to see how he comes alive when he is at the piano, doing what he loves… entertaining… like he was young once more!!!  Love it!

CEMETERY STROLL, FEB.23 & MARCH 13….Three tours at 9:30, 9:50 and 10:10 am… reservations are necessary….call 305-304-1453.   Tour is about 90 minutes.  $20 donation … cash or check for Historic Florida Keys Foundation…. Go to cemetery restoration….enter at either Windsor or Frances St. gate and go to the registration table on 2nd Ave.  Other stroll will be on Feb. 23 and March 13.

DYNAMIC DUO AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB, FEB.9,16,23,… From 5:30-8 pm, the Dynamic Duo, Eric Swanson and Gerianne Ditto… will present Showstoppers and Disney Sing a Long at the Aqua Side Bar, at 504 Angela St…..

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.9… James King III from 5 to 7 pm… piano time!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…FEB.9… Nick Norman from 12:30-4:30 pm….Joal Rush from 6 to 10 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.9,16,23…..Bobby Nesbitt is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

COMEDY KEY WEST, FEB. 9….Boston comedian, Tom Dustin, performs his great stand up act at 1128 Simonton St…the BottleCap….he is hilarious!!!   Showtime is 8:30…locals warm you up before the headliner…..  Tix are discounted for locals online…. Make sure you type in Local….

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.9… 2 PM, Hey Monea….5 pm, Big Joe Variety Show…. 9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends.

**EARLY MUSIC KEY WEST INAUGURAL CONCERT ANNOUNCED…FEB. 9…5 pm at the Mary Chapel at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval St…. Early Music encompasses the Medieval, Baroque, Renaissance and early Classical eras…  The concerts will focus on the late Renaissance and early Baroque…performed on instruments from those periods…rather than stuffy, these concerts are vivid, vibrant and downright ravishing to hear and experience. The improvisational nature of the music combined with the resonant sound of the instruments gives the music Soul!  Most of the instruments….lutes, violins and early guitars…harps and harpsichords and the theorbo… the visually oddest looking of them all… will have the finest of musicians playing them….The inaugural concert is Feb. 9…. The ensemble includes, Tony Elitcher, Nell Snaidas, Grant Herreid, Paul Shipper, Daniel Swenberg, Arash Noori ….Admission is $30 at the door or on Evenbrite.  For info go to EarlyMusicKW@gmail.com or call 646-239-3522. 

GAELIC STORM AT KW THEATER, FEB.9….This Celtic Band will thrill you with  their traditional Irish music and modern influences, creating a unique sound!  Go to www.thekeywesttheater.com for tickets.

KW ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS 2ND KW FOOD TRUCK FEST, FEB. 9… This is the 4th annual event…a day long concert in a field by the sea at Ft. East Martello…Noon to 7 pm….top notch food trucks selling their delish food…. Performing will be, Fish Out of Water, the Copper Tones, J Sneez,plus the Bahama Village Music Program will sing thru the day….  Bring lawn chairs and blankets, invite your friends, bring the kids and have  a blast!  Free parking…friendly dogs on leashes are welcome.  Kid’s Zone and cash bar…. Parking is along S. Roosevelt…walking and biking encouraged…or uber/lyft it… no parking at the airport….. $5 at the door.. or go to www.kwahs.org for tix.

AT KEY WEST THEATER, FEB.16…Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours…. A unique blend of music and humor and a hilarious slide show….. 8 pm at 512 Eaton St. 

GARDENFEST ON FEB. 16 & 17….At Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden on Stock Island…. Sale of rare plants….arts and crafts….10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm on Suunday….children’s activities and live music….. for info go to www.keywest.garden

PRESIDENTIAL EVENT ON FEB. 16… At the Little White House…the 8th Annual Presidential Family Forum….4 to 6 pm…. Panel is Clifton Truman Daniel…May Jean Eisenhower…. Susan Ford Bales… and Jack Massey McKinley.  Speak and interact with presidential relatives.  Members $35 and Non-Members, $40.       

 

HAPPY FEB.10 BIRTHDAY TO…AMY CULVER AVERSA ….GINA SALERNO … LEE McMANNIS… RACHEL BEAM… EMMILY SUE SMITH … ANITA KULIGOWSKI…       HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. SOPHIE AND TREVOR DE VOOGHT.

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, FEB.10….Rolando Rojas, a true Latin Salsa musician, will return to perform this week …….9 am am to 11 am….Located at 600 Eaton St….next to the United Methodist Church….great coffee, conversation, and soulful sounds on Sunday morning.  Listen, learn and start your week in a good way!!!

TENNIS ROUND ROBIN FUNDRAISER ON FEB. 10…. To benefit Keys to be the Change….9 am to Noon….food, drinks and prizes….$50 for adults…. Sign up at 305-395-1035 or email paradisetennisflkeys@gmail.com

JAZZ BRUNCH AT HARD ROCK…TERRI & LARRY….FEB.10,17,24…. 11 TO 1 PM… AT 313 Duval St. ….Only Sunday Jazz Brunch in Key West…..

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.10….5 pm,  Andy Wescott & the Local Boys.. 9 pm, Hey Monea…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… FEB. 10….It’s Chris Burchard, with Skippo and Geoff Lowe…. 8:30-11:30 pm … at 821 Duval St…. Join Chris and his group of jazz musicians for a special eve…. FULL bar now and food too!!!

DYNAMIC DUO AT AQUA MAIN STAGE…. FEB.10,17,24…..From 5 to 7 pm, Eric Swanson and Gerianne Ditto perform Broadway Disney Live and Karaoke Sing-a-long from 5 to 7:30 pm…. 711 Duval St.    

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL ….ORDER BRICKS ONLINE… Get your personalized Brick and leave a legacy…. To order online go to https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/kwahs.  For questions call Kim at 305-295-6616  ext:106.  Bricks are $100… you can personalize up to 3 lines of wording with up to 18 spaces per line.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…FEB.10… Dan Harvey from 12:30-4:30 pm… Turner Harrison from 5:30-9:30 PM. pm.….

AT THE TROPIC CINEMA…FEB. 10….’93 QUEEN’…. 7 pm at 416 Eaton St.

THE GARDENS HOTEL JAZZ….FEB.10… LIBBY YORK AND FRIENDS perform from 5 to 7:30 pm pm…..526 Angela St.  There will be a Joy Davis Trunk sale at Jazz too!

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.10… Michael McCloud noon to 5 pm….. 6:30-11:00 pm…Island Tim Duo starring Chuck Fox and Dave Herzog.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.10,17,24….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

THE GREEN PARROT….FEB. 10… Mike Emerson and Jazz noon to 5 pm…. Tony Baltimore at 5:30 pm…

LATEDA, FEB.10,17,24…. Tea Dance at 4 pm….3 Sum at 8:30 pm…

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST ON FEB. 10….Fab all-you-can-eat breakfast in the Rose Renna Activity Center, from, 8 am to Noon…. Only $8 for adults and $4 for kiddies.  All proceeds go to the ministries at the Basilica of St.Mary Star of the Sea.  ALL are invited to attend…. Huge buffet includes everything!!!

***BOBBY NESBITT & CARMEN RODRIGUEZ AT LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, FEB. 10 … Bobby plays Truman’s Original Piano…. Doors open at 6:30 and show starts at 7 pm… For tix go to www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com.  These Shows are always sensational.  Get tix now so you are not disappointed.  The theme is love songs and stories of Presidential couples… also presented on Feb. 15…. THEN WILL PROCEED TO THE Cuban martyr’s monument at the KW Cemetery at 3:30 pm… followed by a stop at Lateda at 4 pm… reciting poems in English and Spanish along the way.  Marti will conclude his ride at the San Carlos, 516 Duval St., at 4:30 pm.  The public is invited to join Marti at any or all of the stops on this ride.  A celebration of Mari’s birthday follows at 6 pm at the San Carlos.

BOOKS & BOOKS, FEB.10…. Reading & signing by Holly Sloan Goldberg author of ‘To Night Owl from Dogfish’….533 Eaton St. from 2 to 3:30 pm….an all ages event….

IMPROMPTU CONCERT ON FEB.17….The Camerata Ensemble will perform at 4 pm at St. Paul’s Church…..group is composed of members of Amsterdam’s renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  This small group has performed all over the world and have made five highly regarded albums.  $20 to attend… at the door. In advance go to www.keystix.com

THE SUNDAY RAMBLE ON FEB. 17… At the Key West Theater..original music by Ericson Holt, Claire Finley, Randy Morrow, Michelle Dravis, Rick Fusco, Kristen McNamara, Joel Nelson, Oren Polek and Marjory Lee.  8 pm at 512 Eaton St.

 

HAPPY FEB.11 BIRTHDAY TO…LIZ YOUNG….. ELLEN BATTY … PATTI McMACKIN …BOB PRICE … EVERETT WATKINS… RODNEY COLES… GERRI SZUTER …MICHAEL DOMSKI….. (Please remember Lyn Bernat.)

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB NOW OPEN!!!… FEB.11….The long-awaited Little Room Jazz Club is  open …..  Now a FULL Liquor License and Food to order….. Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!!!  On Feb. 11, it’s Larry Smith Jazz Jam…. Lots of great musicians and singers participate….great fun….reminiscent of when Larry played at The Pier House.

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB.11,….5 pm, Irish Singer, Gabriel Donahue….….Blue Monday and Caffeine Carl and the Buzz at 9 pm…

THE GARDENS ON FEB. 11,18,25….It is James King III from 5 to 7 pm…..

FRIENDS OF THE KW LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES, FEB.4….Speaker will be Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post reporter, GLENN FRANKEL, will discuss HIGH NOON, his most recent work which chronicles the story of the making of the great American Western film, ‘HIGH NOON”….  6 pm at Old City Hall at 510 Greene St… FREE to attend…. Seating begins at 5:30 pm. 

DUELING BARTENDERS, FEB.11,18,25… Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. … Ric Dery along with a special guest singer, entertain while serving drinks…. 5:30 to 8 pm… always great fun!!!  Guest on Feb. 11, is Terri White… Guest on Feb. 18 is Heather-Mae Potter….Guest on both Feb. 25 & March 4 is Terri White….Guest on March 11 is Bobby Nesbitt!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.11,18,25…. Michael Thomas entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.11,18….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud… Black & Skabuddah from 6:30-11:00 pm…

SMOKIN TUNA ON FEB. 11….Hey Monea at 5 pm…Blue Monday & Caffeine Carl at 9

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.11,18,25…. The Bahama Boys 5:30-9:30 pm

LATEDA, FEB.11,18,25…. Ronnie Lovely in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

MOVIE, “WE ARE RISING”… FEB. 11… at Tropic Cinema…. 6:30 pm….shown during Black History Month….. $12 and $8.75.

***MARILYN MAYE ON FEB. 11…. Enjoy an intimate evening with Randy Roberts and the sensational musical icon and beloved singer, MARILYN MAYE….at 8 pm at Tennessee Williams Cabaret Theatre… go to www.keystix.com to reserve.  This is a MUST see!  You will LOVE this show!  Promise!!!!  Marilyn Maye was the jazz and cabaret that Johnny Carson had on his show more than any other vocalist…. 76 times!  At 90 years young, she will knock you for a loop with her fabulous musical interpretations.  She lives and feel each lyric.

MOVIE AT CONGREGATION B’NAI ZION, FEB.18….7:30 pm at 750 Unite St… See the movie ‘BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY’…. This movie will fascinate and enthrall as you discover much information about this stunning actress! 

JUSTIN HAYWARD, FEB. 18… at KW Theater, 512 Eaton St…. was vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues….get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.    

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY…. I give thanks for all the vocalists who will be performing tomorrow and singing their hearts out for the benefit of the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!!  I give thanks to all those who will be there tomorrow to support our singers and our Theater!!!!  Hoping to see you ALL at Aqua Nightclub tomorrow, Feb. 5 at 6:30 pm!!!!  I give extra thanks for these special persons who have touched me in a special way this week…. Kate Miano…..Laura Richardson….Bob Wilson…Rebecca Tomlinson…. Coffee Butler…. Wayne Larue Smith & Denis Hyland….Kristina Bradley …Kate Regan…..Jim Morris…. Keith Dempster….John Correa….all special angels!!!!

 

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER….A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you will remember.  Carve your name on the heart, not on marble.  It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.

Lynda

 

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

 

NEW SHOP OPENS IN TOWN….SEAPLANE SHIRTS…at 910 Duval St…. created and founded by proprietor Schuyler Brown….She opened this shop just recently.. her Seaplane shops in Provincetown and Palm Springs are thriving!!  Why not Key West.  We LOVE wonderful new shops in town!!!!  These collectible shirts each carry its individual name and limited production number….they are lovable works of art… like all the great folks in Key West!!!  Welcome, Schuyler!

ROCK SOLOMON’S NEW ARTISTS CO-OP…..Rock is putting this together on Truman Ave….with gallery and retail space, plus a stage and a music studio.  He is looking for pro artists, musicians, designers etc. who wish to have access to studio, gallery & performance space.  The co-op will share resources and artists can keep 100% of their commissions.  Musicians can rehearse, record and perform.  Located in old town one block from White St.  For more info contact Rock at 305-570-3000. 

2019 TENNESSEE WILLIAMS POETRY & SHORT STORY WRITING CONTESTS… A CALL FOR POETS & WRITERS…..Please submit works for these contests … $20 submission cost….deadline is March 1….For all details go to www.kwahs.org/events.  You can also contact Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 ex:114….All winners will be judged and awards will be presented at the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration.

DANCE KEY WEST & KEY WEST THEATER HAVE TEAMED UP….There will be movement and dance classes offered and workshops for all levels…Classes begin on Jan. 14…. The first week is FREE…. Mon., 5-6 pm with Kyla Piscopink….For info on classes at Key West Theater go online to www.thekeywesttheater.com.  See about discounte class packages.

EDGARDO AVARADO NEEDS HELP….Local, and beloved Author Edgardo was injured by a car on S. Roosevelt on Oct. 12 and is badly in need of financial help.  a Go fund me page has been set up for him at https://www.gofundme.com/Edgardo-alvarado039s-healing?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-1541113232015-c7a82ec8abd54a8f&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=eta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n .  (sure hope I got this right!)

IMPROMPTU CONCERTS TO BEGIN JANUARY 13, 2019!!!!  To find out more go to www.keywestimpromptu.org…. For schedule and to become a member!!!!

FAREWELL TO REV. LARRY HOOPER!  Just heard that Larry will be retiring.  His last service will be March 3….He and Kathy will be deeply missed!!!

LIBRARY THEME SET FOR TENN. WILLIAMS CELEBRATION…..This event runs March 6 thru April 1 at various venues in KW. For info and details go to www.kwahs.org.    

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC OR BEING CONFIRMED?…. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will hold classes at the Klaus Murphy Center from 7:15-8:30 pm….  For info call 305-294-1018 or Deacon Batty at 305-797-0656. 

TROPIC CINEMA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..For info call John at 305-295-9493 or go to www.tropiccinema.com.  Training is provided.  ‘Payment’ is free movie passes and popcorn for each shift worked.

KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS…  This non profit is looking for interested Board Members….particularly that of Treasurer … term is two years…..If interested send a letter to Key West Botanical Garden 5210 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040.  Or email audrinnakkw@gmail.com

BUY CD FROM ‘A DOG STORY’…..Gayla Morgan and Eric Weinberger are basking in the success of their play, A DOG STORY, and the cast album is out…and it is a delight!  To buy, go to www.BroadwayRecords.com.  Truly is…’one dog-gone great CD!!!!’

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REEF RELIEF….For info call 305-294-3100.

NEED A DJ?….Call Jimmy Jamz at 305-923-7401 for great entertainment and music at your function or party!!!

STAR OF THE SEA OUTREACH MISSION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To help with the food pantry on Stock Island….This mission serves hundreds of the community’s needy operating Mon-Fri.  Call Donna at 305-407-5967 for info.

SHAL SEELS VOLUNTEERS…Southernmost Homeless Assistance League has begun serving an evening meal each day at the homeless shelter with food from the Soup Kitchen….Volunteers are needed to help.  For info call John Miller at 502-876-5092.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS EXHIBIT:…..513 Truman Ave….This wonderful Museum is now open under the auspices of the Key West Art & Historical Society with founder, Dennis Beaver as its curator.  Visitors and Locals are invited to tour this preserved and showcased collection of historic, archival objects that promote the importance of Williams’s legacy and offers the largest collection of his memorabilia and artifacts available to the public.  Open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm…. Admission: Adults $7. … Children under 6 Free…. KWAHS Members: Free… For more info call 305-204-4527. 

HUGH’S VIEW AT THE STUDIOS…..Over $300,000 has been raised for this project… but more is needed to make this dream a reality!  Make donations to TSKW and indicate your donation is specifically for HUGH’S VIEW, and send to Jeffrey Ware at 1400 Olivia St., KW, 33040.  This is a separate fundraiser from any others at The Studio.  The plan is to create a lovely Rooftop Garden atop the new Studios Bldg on Eaton St…..it will provide a marvelous panoramic view of Key West…and since La Concha shut its doors to us, it will be most welcome indeed.  For more info, contact Jeffrey at jcwkeywest@comcast.net.  For those who are wondering who Hugh is…. He was the most adorable father of Jeffrey Ware, who left his mark in Key West….who loved it here, and who passed away, from this earthly home, but not from our hearts!  Hoping to raise enough money to make Hugh’s View a reality….  And that we can all gather together, lift our glasses from atop the Garden, and toast to HUGH’S VIEW!!!!!

KW TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN, NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To volunteer please call 305-296-1504. 

GRACE ON FRANCES STREET….This is a glorious shop at 6oo Frances….a lush newer addition to Key West’s upscale shopping scene…one of a kind items … spectacular jewelry….Japanese ceramics….cashmere from the Himalayas… the softest and finest you ever touched….Gorgeous items from India, Africa, the Orient, and Europe….a worldwide search to find the BEST of Everything’ for your pleasure. It offers luxury to the nth degree….you will feel with all your senses.  Please stop by…take your time and savor everything within……open daily, at the corner of Southard!   Owned by Wendy Asplundh, she of the exquisite taste… and her great and dedicated staff includes Samantha Rivier, Dorthe Thure, and Jolie Witherow.

LA RUBIA KEY WEST….….Stephanie Hellstrom (THE Blonde!) is the owner of this new delightful shop at 510 Fleming St….next to Assortment….You can purchase hand woven Panama hats, handcrafted wearable accessories, and organic chocolates from Ecuador…. along with handbags, scarves, bamboo wraps, jewelry and more.  What a pleasure it is to have some unique and interesting new shops in Key West!!!  Congrats to Stephanie. Call 296-6059 for more details!!!

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN ORG. SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..This marvelous, award winning scholarship program mentoring group is looking for giving souls to help mentor 50 some qualified students from lower income families ….They cannot be admitted unless a volunteer steps forward.  It takes less than an hour each week.  Call Chuck Licis, program coordinator at 305-394-7974 or e-mail him at chuck.licis@keysschools.com.

CUSTOM HOUSE & LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUMS ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS…If you have a few hours to offer as a docent, archives asst., exhibit builder, or event volunteer, please offer your services!

GRIEF COUNSELING….Bereavement Meetings are available every Thursday at 7:15 pm at the Renewal Center at St. Mary’s.  All needing bereavement support are invited….for more info call VELMA CHRISTIAN at 305-294-9380….. or 305-294-1018.  You are not alone.  Note that VELMA is one of the dearest persons in all of Key West. 

 

                                 THE AQUARIUS PERSONALITY…JAN. 21 THRU FEB. 20

 

Aquarians are totally different from every other sign….something sets them apart from everyone else.   The typical Aquarian approaches life from a very different perspective to most people.  Each Aquarian is completely original and innovative.  For a start, they are totally independent.  They follow the beat of a different drum and need to go their own way through life.  Those who try to stop them or hold them back will soon discover how useless this policy is.  If anything, it will make the Aquarian even more determined to do their own thing…and if no one else likes it, tough!  Once an Aquarian has made up their mind about something, you will go blue in the face trying to persuade them to change it….they simply are not interested.    This single-minded determination operates in every area of their life.  However, they are very hard to predict…so even if you think you know how an Aquarian will react to something, they’ll probably take you by complete surprise and do the very opposite.  This is all part of the fun of knowing an Aquarian.  The present is much more of interest to an Aquarian than the past.  They focus on the here and now rather than get caught up in what happened a week last Wednesday.  An Aquarian is light years ahead of others in their thinking.  As a result, they can seem like an iconoclast, possibly even a threat, because they have revolutionary theories or go against the tide of popular ideas.  They are extremely intelligent and very rational…they do not take an emotional approach to life. 

This is the friendliest sign of the Zodiac….they need a lot of friends…and to know they are around….though they are really only intimate with a very select group.  When it comes to love, they need to choose a lover who is also a friend.  It is hard for an Aquarian to love someone if they do not like them too.  Their partner must be intelligent and a good conversationalist.  An Aquarian must also need a partner who respects their need for independence.  They hate when someone keeps tabs on them and needs to know their every move.  They do not want to be joined at the hip with anyone.  They need the freedom to come and go as they like.  However, they do not want to give their partner the same freedom that they want for themselves!  The best signs for an Aquarian is Libra or Sagittarius…possibly an Aries and a Gemini too.

In careers an Aquarian does not want to be stuck in a dead end job.  They are attracted to charity and humanitarian work.  Being self-employed appeals to Aquarians, as they thrive on being their own boss.  They do not think anyone knows more than they do.   They do not like taking orders from anyone they feel is inferior to them.  And that’s the name of that tune!

We love our Aquarian Friends and Family Members!!!

HAPPY AQUARIAN BIRTHDAY TO….

1/21…..Lydia Waterloo… Sebrina Alfonso….Charlie Strauss…(Please remember Arvid Wegenek.)

1/22…..Heidi Seidel….Carolyn Sullivan…Claire Carroll…Cory Held…Linda Curtis…..Allen Meese…Mary Ellen Cerny … Marion Strauss…

1/23…..Mary Ann Westerlund……Alan Gillespie…..Stephen Hollinger…..Claire Finley….Amy Cleveland… Dianne Szuflada….Paul Amos…. Ankie Amos…

1/24…..Bunnie Smith…Tom Luna…Terri White…Scott Mason…..Larry Guzy ….. Sandy Abookire ….. Simon Kaufman ….. Izabella Ingram …..

1/25…..Paul Dietz…Carol MacCartee…Murphy Davis….. Sharon McCallum…..Virginia Robbins …Rick Elias ….. Judy Skoczen …….. Jim Corrigan ….. Jennie Wolf….. Catherine Vogel …..(Please remember Jerry Cash and Mary Lynn Furth.)

1/26….. Anne Lowe ….. Adam Kendrick…..

1/27…..Jimmy Olson….Stacy Stahl…Randall Lail…..Karl Junevicius…Denise Rybicki…Dan Simpson… (Please remember Rose Lopez.)

1/28…..John Padget…Mary Falconer…Helen O’Connor… Elaine Shelby ….. Ronald Clem ….. Caroline Forbis….. Jamie Haskins …..

1/29…..Melody Cooper…Stewart Andrews…Hugh Ware..Ari Miranda….Cindy Jefferson…. Linda Dunne….. (Please remember Carol Wickes…. Hugh Ware…. Pascal.)

1/30…Kate Miano…Rita Bof…. Isa & Kaito Ono….

1/31…George Kling…Sassy Tuttel…Jeanmarie Woods…..Judi Stevens ….. Shawna Lacy Wynd….. Henry Kasparovsky….. Tenaya Gutfreund…..(Please remember Greg Sergo.)

2/1…..Donald Furth…..

2/2…Sally Stevens….. Mark Buczak….. Tina Delph Ewing…. (Please remember Fr. John Weigand and Ed McBride.)

2/3…..Jim Speake….. Michael Quirk ….. Jaylin Thacker ….. Jessica Gutfreund…

2/4…Ellen Batty…Liz Young …..Bob Price…Patti McMackin…Michael Domski…..Gerri Szuter ….. Everett Watkins….. Rodney Coles….. (Please remember Lyn Bernat.)

2/5…Bruce Moore…Maureen Freedman…Maria Wevers

2/6…Michael Aaglan….Susan Server ….. Tim Karhan ….. Andrea Bauer…..(Please remember Violet Batty.)

2/7…..Roberta DePiero…John Waterloo…Ric Dery…Kerry Shelby…Janet Hetman …..( Please remember Henry Woods , Wilhelmina Harvey, and George Victory.).

2/8…..Nathan Knight…Bob Pracher….Steve Porter…Larry Rohrbaugh… Mindy Moore…Tripp Calk…

2/9….Julie Johnston…Dan Ward…Liz Leonard…Jenna Stauffer….Brooks Gasser ….. (Please remember Joe Liszka.)

2/10…..Lee McMannis…Amy Culver Aversa…Rachel Beam ….Gina Salerno……Arnold Schwartz …..Emmily Sue Smith… Anita Kuligowski ….

2/11…John Bollinger…Elaine Yaquinto…Lindsay Malboef.  (Please remember Bill Bradford.)

2/12….. Judy Blume…Susan Keiser…Ken Domanski…Chick Knight… Jim Collins….

2/13…Abby Moore…Chris Tanner…Liz Kern…Nancy Moulton…Sheldon Davidson…Marty Stonely…..

2/14…Carl McMackin…Cathy Webster…Mary Ann Worth…Norma Gilmore…Linda Hulligan …..Alan Van Wieren… Athanasios Protopsaltis….. … (Please remember Lois Kline and Marina Mosher.)  Happy Valentine’s Day to all my special Sweethearts!!!!!!  You know who you are!!!!

2/15….Carol Tedesco…Andrew Gonzalez

2/16…Shirley Freeman…..Queen Kathleen Greer…Arlene Doty…Phil Sheldon… Lance Taylor ….Donald Schiff…

2/17….Jim Hall…Kayla Tollen…Andrew Florio ….Kathey Fatica…..Mary O’Shea…(Please remember Rosalie Zito…. And…. Leon Williams!)

2/18…Jodi Weinhofer…Wally Clark…Nicholas McBride…..Henry Caskey …..Nora Gavin-Smyth …..Aleksander Protopsaltis…(Please remember Gary Adkins and Dottie Schwartz.))

2/19…..Ken Silverman…..Joe Clerico…Anthony Picone…Dave Moore…Shawn Montgomery ….. Brian Hall ….. Nancy Holland…. Nancy Hrach Yehyawi….. Martha Dooley…..Juanita Huber…..

HAPPY AQUARIAN ANNIVERASARY TO….

1/22…..Johnny & Audrey Pollizi….

1/23…..Jeanna & Javier Garrido…..Ankioe & Paul Amos…..

1/26… Joe & Martha Dooley

1/27….Barry Philipson & Will Nethaway

2/1…Elmira & Darold Leto….…..

2/2…..Basia & Greg Chaplin….

2/5…..Jim Argoudelis & Dan Ward….

2/10….. Sophie & Trevor De Vooght

2/12…..Rex Welton & Brad….. Fred & Diane Covan…. Denis Hyland & Wayne Larue Smith…

2/14…..Melody Cooper & Dan Simpson…..Maj Johnson & Todd Klem…. Kate Regan & Ken Silverman … Anne & Dave Rein …Alison & Andy Weimer …..Anne Marie & Jack Flood… Bev & Bob Arnold…..

2/15…. Please remember Larry Harvey & Alan Furguson….

If you are one of those unique Aquarians and the description above pertains to you in any way, please let me know.  Also, if you are not on the Birthday & Anniversary Lists and want to be, please send me your month and day  to  kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will add you to the list.  Being on the lists has its privileges….I make sure of that!  I can’t tell you how many times people tell me that I am the only person to remember their birthday year after year.  It is a good feeling and so easy to reach out on someone’s special day!  It is all about community building and caring for those we know and love.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone above mentioned!!!

Love,

Lynda

 

 

 

 

 


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