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Nov 222015

Outdoor performances by a local Florida Keys band offer free entertainment in Islamorada.

Most of the musical events are at Founders Park Amphitheater, mile marker 87, in Islamorada.

The shows are presented by Community Concert Band, 305-451-4530

4 p.m. November 28 “American Salute”

4 p.m. December 12 “Jingle Bells Rock”

4 p.m. January 23 “Around the World in 60 minutes”

4 p.m. February 27 “Love is in the Air”

different venue, 4 p.m. March 19 “Viva Florida” mile marker 102 Key Largo

4 p.m. April 23 “Young Musicians Concert”



 Posted by on November 22, 2015
Nov 162015

Stroll among art galleries and shops at free art walk events in The Florida Keys.

The art walk festivities in Key West and Islamorada are most Third Thursdays of the month, about 6 p.m.

The Morada Way Arts District in Islamorada offers its art walk festivities most third Thursdays. The events are presented by the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, between mile marker 81 and mile marker 82,  phone 305-900-9023

In Key West, the  various art galleries and shops around White Street from Southard to United streets  participate in  The Walk On White Gallery Walk  most third Thursdays of the month,  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Some of the venues may offer refreshments and free entertainment


 Posted by on November 16, 2015
Nov 162015
For performances on eligible Fridays, Waterfront Playhouse in Key West offers Date Night discounts for two tickets.
The discount for two tickets purchased together is $10 per ticket.
Waterfront Playhouse offers other discounts.
  • $25 tickets for previews
  • $5 discount for seniors age 65 and older
  • $20 discount for active military personnel
  • $20 discount for full-time students younger than 25
  • 10 percent to 20 percent off for eligible groups

Restrictions and exceptions may apply.

Waterfront Playhouse is at 312 Wall Street, Key West, 305-294-5015


 Posted by on November 16, 2015
Nov 152015

Fun activities for kids are featured during free events at an eco-theme attraction in Key West.

The activities are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. most third Saturdays of the month.

The venue is the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 E. Quay Road, Key West, 305-809-4750

The events are tailored for youngsters in kindergarten to fifth grade.


 Posted by on November 15, 2015
Nov 142015

Free programs at an attraction in Islamorada feature speakers discussing interesting topics related to the ocean and diving.

The  free events at the Diving Museum are 7 p.m. most third Wednesdays of the month.

The diving museum is 82990 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 305-664-9737

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 Posted by on November 14, 2015
Nov 102015

Impressive works of art sculpted from sand are showcased at an event in Key West.

The event November 25 to November 29 is free for spectators, and especially interesting while they’re building 8 a.m. to the afternoons November 25 to November 27 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 28.

The competition which attracts builders from around the world is at Casa Marina, 1500 Reynolds St., Key West.


 Posted by on November 10, 2015
Nov 082015

Fees for a funny show presented by The Key Players in Key Largo  are  $2 less if bought early.

“Who’s in Bed with the Butler” is  November 11, November 13 and November 14.

Tickets at the door are $15, or a limited number are sold for $13 at select businesses.

The businesses are

Shear Paradise, mm 99.3

PostNet store, mm 88 Islamorada

Key Largo Floral, mm 99.5

Key Largo Chocolates, mm 100.5

The shows are at Key Largo Lions Club, 99353 Overseas Highway, Key Largo




 Posted by on November 8, 2015