Past Events

Spanish words for the Cicada in grey script with the words Story Slam above the painting of the bug

FRI JUL 29, 2022, 7PM/EVENT

La Chicharra (The Cicada) Story Slam

La Cucaracha Chronicles presents: La Chicharra (The Cicada) Story Slam. This live storytelling competition features a line up of Key West locals (Rita Troxel, Tony Yaniz and more), each with a chance to tell a story based on the theme “My Roots”

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THU MAY 19, 2022, 5PM/EVENT

Words Against the Whirlwind

Several poems written in the time of war by Ukrainian poets are read by Key West locals in support of Ukraine. Readings by local actors and poets including Mia Shaw, Wayne Dapser, Diana Heller, and Vicki Boguszewski. The poetry reading will feature works by some of Ukraine’s most prolific poets including: Boris Khersonsky, Lyuba Yakimchuk and Halyna Kruk.

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The Rose Revolution Wine Tasting Event

FRI APR 15, 2022, 5-30-7:30PM/EVENT

Rosé Revolution Wine Tasting

Join us for the annual Rosé Revolution Wine Tasting & buying event, a collaboration between The Studios of Key West, BreakThru Beverage, Aspect Wine and The Restaurant Store. Taste over 24 fresh release rosés!

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FRI MAR 25, 2022, 6:30PM RECEPTION/7:00 PM SCREENING

Where Generations Come Home: A Screening and Conversation

Join us for an ambitious program of short films and dialog – taking place simultaneously in San Francisco, in Key West, and online – to consider how art can be used to connect youth and elders, and in so doing, build resilient communities.

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Book Cover Anonymous Sex Red Strawberry

WED MAR 9, 2022, 7PM/EVENT

Anonymous Sex, A Conversation between Co-Editors Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

27 authors. 27 stories. No names attached. Bestselling novelists Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan have compiled a bold collection of stories about sex that leaves you guessing who wrote what. Their elegant, international anthology of erotica explores the diverse spectrum of desire.

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"La Cucaracha Chronicles presents La Chicharra Story Slam" written above a watercolor illustration of a cicada in blues, browns and greens.

FRI MAR 11, 2022, 7PM/EVENT

La Chicharra (The Cicada) Story Slam

La Cucaracha Chronicles presents: La Chicharra (The Cicada) Story Slam. This live storytelling competition features a line up of Key West locals (Rita Troxel, Tony Yaniz and more), each with a chance to tell a story based on the theme “It changed my life!”

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Bronson Arroyo playing guitar looking sideways

SAT MAR 12, 2022, 6PM/EVENT

Bronson Arroyo and Elan Trotman

Born in Key West, Florida. Bronson played Major League Baseball from 2000-2014.His musical interest was nurtured by his grandmother Norma Dopp who taught music in Key West for 53 years. His debut album, Covering the Bases, includes covers from bands such as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Foo Fighters. Saxophonist Elan Trotman has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers.

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TUE FEB 1, 2022, 5:30PM/EVENT

A Letter to the President, An Evening with Filmmaker Roya Sadat

Roya Sadat is an Afghan filmmaker & international women’s rights advocate. Named by the BBC as one of the 100 Most Inspiring & Influential Women in the World for 2021, she taught herself how to create visual stories during the Taliban regime. We will screen her film A Letter to the President, the Afghan submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars, followed by a Q&A.

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Actor Michael R. Jackson from Between Two Palms dressed on orange t-shirt against orange backgroun.

TUE JAN 11, 2022, 7PM/EVENT

Between Two Palms Takes the Stage: Michael R. Jackson

Michael R. Jackson, playwright, lyricist, composer and self-proclaimed trash- talker visits Key West after his engaging turn on Between Two Palms. The evening will be hosted by Studios Artistic Associate Stephen Kitsakos. Jackson will discuss his boundary-pushing show, A Strange Loop, the “metafictional” musical, which explores identity, race and sexuality, and won him the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, as well as the work of Stephen Sondheim.

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WED MAR 2, 2022, 5:30PM/EVENT

First Wednesday Jazz on the Roof

Jazz on the Roof is a series of monthly concerts featuring the critically acclaimed vocalist Libby York and her jazz trio. Working on her forthcoming album, York is known for her subtle and swinging renditions of Great American Songbook classics, as well as bossa nova gems and a few obscure Songbook treasures.

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