Events

Sat Apr 1 & Jun 3, 8pm

Jazz Noir – Rock Solomon

The premiere of Rock Solomon’s Jazz Noir is the apex of The Jazz Age Retrospectacular, an out-of-the-box event series looking at Key West history & culture through the lens of the Jazz Age. Solomon and his company combine narrative, music and technology to weave a story of 1930’s Key West, when rum runners were rampant, the economy went bust, and a hurricane like no other nearly sealed the island’s fate.

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Apr 2, 1-3pm. Apr 3, 11:30am-1:30pm

Auditions: Undying Love

AUDITION CALL: UNDYING LOVE APR 2 & 3!   Auditions for Undying Love will be held April 2, 1-3pm and April 3, 11:30am-1:30pm in the Heinen Design Lab on the third floor of The Studios of Key West. Summary Undying Love: The Musical is the true life and death adventure of Key West's legend, Count [...]

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Coming Valentine's Day 2018

Undying Love: The Musical

Writer/musician/playwright Ben Harrison penned the definitive account of this true macabre love story in his nonfiction book, Undying Love, which earned him a spot in front of national audiences on the Howard Stern Show and This American Life. Originally performed at the Appelrouth Grill in 1999, Undying Love: The Musical distills the atmosphere of Key West in the 1930’s, and perfectly melds the pathos of von Cosel’s tale with Harrison’s signature dry humor.

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Sat Apr 29, 7PM

Martina Bevis and Larry Abramovitz in Concert

The Studios of Key West welcomes two talented, local musicians for a selection of favorite classical guitar pieces by J.S.Bach, Heitor-Villa Lobos, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco and popular guitar/violin duets by Nicolo Paganini and Astor Piazzolla.
This concert is packed with beautiful melodies and rhythms that you will carry home with you. Please join us for this “one night only” show.

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Thu Apr 6, 6 - 8PM

Opening Reception: Mabel Poblet, Lisandra Ramirez and The-Merger

Join The Studios for the opening reception of our newest exhibition.

Mabel Poblet and Lisandra Ramirez are rising stars of a new generation of Cuban artists, friends from the famed Institute of Art who recently reunited for an exhibition at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. They’re joined here by pioneers of the previous generation, The-Merger, whose gleaming sculptures and playful collaborations set the tone for much of Cuba’s white hot art scene.

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Thu Apr 6, 6 - 8PM

Opening Reception: Margo Ellis

Join The Studios for the opening reception of our newest exhibition.

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Fri May 5, 7 - 9PM

The Fabric of Soul: Dinner and Conversation with Avis Collins Robinson & Eugene Robinson

Avis Collins Robinson’s paintings and quilts portray the essence of African American life and the deep, layered meanings of a simple word: soul. Tonight she is joined by her husband, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC commentator Eugene Robinson, for an “interview” and conversation about how art keeps us rooted in our history, while (perhaps) pointing a way forward in fractured times.

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Wed Apr 19, 5 - 7PM

Martinis with Martini

Working from his amazing workshop — a former movie theater on Emma Street — John Martini, one of Key West’s and France’s leading artists, transforms new and recycled steel into otherworldly sculptures. Enjoy martinis and hors d’ oeuvres with the artist himself, learn about his process, and play party guest alongside his menagerie of colorful, larger-than-life steel creatures.

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Fri, March 31, 7:30-10pm

Milk & Cookies: A Totally Depraved After Hours

Settle in and get cozy — it’s the sweetest story hour since you were a kid. Your favorite Key West personalities bring back childhood bedtime activities, including an absolutely adults-only story hour, an open bar of boozy milk and cookies, and R-rated games with fun prizes. It’s the coolest no-slumber party in town!

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A series of special dining events...

Arts & Eats

Join The Studios for a series of intimate events celebrating the art of breaking bread.

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