Kick off the holiday season by supporting your community artists as part of Small Business Saturday. The Studios makes holiday shopping fun and easy. Enjoy cookies and coffee as you stroll through a friendly, festive indoor market. Each year, over 20 artisans present unique and locally produced gifts: jewelry, textiles, home accessories and quality crafts.
Using a watertight camera tank, Isabelle Hayeur, AIR, regularly dives into troubled waters of dubious origin to create works that bear witness to environmental disasters and the upheavals of our watery world. Hayeur, who has documented bodies of water across North America, discusses her process and shares her work.
Enter a world of holiday cheer and merriment at Key West Burlesque’s 11th annual “Holiday Show Spectacular”! World class burlesque performers, tongue and cheek comedy, and aerial acrobats come together to create an extraordinary production that has become a tradition in Key West holiday entertainment.
The Studios of Key West, Key West Theater, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Tropic Cinema, and the Key West United Methodist Church unite to produce a new holiday tradition on Eaton Street. Each venue will host a short Christmas-themed presentation with caroling as you walk from stop to stop.
Every year local favorite Larry Smith rings in the season with musical performances ranging from classic jazz to Santa Claus set pieces. Arguably more than any other musician, Smith has built a reputation on offering something for everyone, packing in surprise cameos and guest participants. We dare you to resist singing along.
The U.S. premiere of the smash hit from Paris is told in a series of letters and e-mails exchanged between two characters on a journey to help a young disabled man, robbed of all his senses but one, live his passion for travel through the sense of smell.
Dar Williams, a beloved folk singer, presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes through her book What I Found in a Thousand Towns, A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time. Followed by a book signing.
We could all use less bad news and more good times. Tatah Dujour leads the charge with a Sunday ‘service’ offering live music, dancing, comedy and other light-hearted variety fare. Check the bad vibes at the door and join Dujour and company for an uplifting, riotously funny end to the weekend.
Over the course of a boozy evening, fiercely competitive actress Ella and her father David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut…and things unravel from there. This darkly humorous, probing play mines their deeply complicated relationship and sheds new light on the eternal struggle of parents and children to find common ground.
Internationally-known playwright, screenwriter & director, Calvani screens his short film The View From Up Here, starring Melissa Leo, about an encounter between a Syrian refugee, resettled in a New Jersey apartment building, and a suspicious neighbor. A discussion about islamophobia and ethnocentrism will follow along with a Q&A from audience members.
Called “one of the most innovative songwriters working today,” (Chicago Tribune), Werner crafts lyrics as sharp as thistles, and every bit as funny as they are on point. A giant on the acoustic scene, Werner is by turns wry and passionate on stage, and famous for her live shows.
Acclaimed yogi and activist Michelle Johnson illustrates how small actions serve as the catalyst for meaningful change. Johnson imparts her experiences, but also allows for hands-on learning, leading her audience through breathing and movement exercises, storytelling prompts and spirited discussions on the internalization of institutional racism, privilege, and planning for action.
Children of Bal Ashram documents the life's work of Sumedha Kailash, who spent forty years rescuing children from bonded labor and child marriage. At Bal Ashram, a refuge built by Kaliash, newly arrived child laborers enter a new community, their nightmarish pasts receding amid rough and tumble play, under the careful eye of Sumedha.