KEY WEST EVENTS

Glow Hours on Hugh’s View

Our Hugh’s View roof terrace offers the best views in town, and an ideal spot to catch the sunset and a drink with friends. The bar is open, admission is free, and everyone looks great in the golden twilight. Capacity is limited, so come early!

First Thursday: February 2023

Friends new and old are invited to join us for this month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Rubén Alpízar, the school of Mario Sanchez, Nathan Heverin and Jeff Ware are on view this February.

Jazz on the Roof with Libby York

Critically acclaimed vocalist Libby York is known for her swinging renditions of Great American Songbook classics, bossa nova gems and obscure treasures. She’s appeared at top venues in New York, Chicago, LA, and Paris. These intimate concerts will feature her trio in the beautiful setting of Hugh’s View.

Miss Tess in Concert

When most people think of defiant music, they think of punk rock or outlaw country. Defying genres is hard to pin down when it comes to artistry—unless you’re Miss Tess. She has employed all of her influences (jazz, country, blues and old school rock and roll) and talents, while cleverly taking standard perspectives, like the definition of a love song, to task.

See Jane Run!

A fast paced and funny new musical in which a trio of leading ladies plays over 20 roles in delightful scenes and songs about today’s every woman, Jane, learning to run in her big girl shoes.

Arts & Eats 2023

Arts & Eats is a series of delectable art-themed parties combining food, art, and interesting locations in Key West — all supporting your creative community.

Chicago Farmer in Concert

The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow midwesterner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core.

First Thursday: March 2023

Friends new and old are invited to join us for this month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Michael Ross, Sandra Williams, B Lucy Stevens and the Anne McKee Auction preview are on view this March.

Artist Studio Tours

Hop on a bike or carpool with friends and spend an art-filled afternoon exploring the homes and studios of Key West artists. Produced by The Studios of Key West, the annual Artist Studio Tours take you on a self-guided journey through the secret lanes and hidden alleys of Old Town.

Jazz on the Roof with Libby York

Critically acclaimed vocalist Libby York is known for her swinging renditions of Great American Songbook classics, bossa nova gems and obscure treasures. She’s appeared at top venues in New York, Chicago, LA, and Paris. These intimate concerts will feature her trio in the beautiful setting of Hugh’s View.

Zoë Lewis in Concert

As much known these days for her storytelling as for her songs,  Zoë Lewis’s performances are upbeat and fun, almost circus-like yet poignant and oftentimes political. She plays vintage jazz and world beat grooves on anything from the piano to the spoons.

Cabaret with Amanda McBroom

Amanda McBroom has been called “the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match,” by the New York Times. She first came to the attention music lovers when Bette Midler’s version of her song “The Rose” hit number one all over the world in 1979. In addition to Midler, her songs have been recorded by a wide variety of artists including Amy Poehler and Jack Black, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, and dozens of others.

Anne McKee Fund Fine Art Auction

The Studios is proud to host the annual Anne McKee Auction now celebrating its 29th year. Join us as one of the most popular art events of the year returns as a live in-person cause for celebrations. Proceeds fund grants exclusively benefiting Keys artists.

John Gorka in Concert

John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse and musician mecca, Godfrey Daniels, in eastern Pennsylvania in the 1970s. His rich multifaceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion caught the attention of critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe.

The Dinner Party

Chantal Pavageaux’s The Dinner Party offers a deliciously tart take on the intersections of women’s experiences, art, fame, trust, truth and…dinner theater. The meta, campy play-within-a-play pulls inspirations from wildly flung sources and has a good time doing it.

Threads of Humanity with Andrea Varga

Explore our intimate relationship with the fibers used in our clothing, home goods, and many items that make human life possible – taking steps toward a new, healthier and regenerative apparel system inspired by our pre-industrial past.

Robert Capa and the Hemingway Image

Brian Carso explores the complicated relationship between preeminent war photographer Robert Capa and Ernest Hemingway, whom he met during the Spanish Civil War. Carso’s illustrated lecture offers compelling insights into the creation of the Hemingway image—both the recognizable pictorial image and the hyper-masculine reputation that informs the popular conception of Hemingway.

First Thursday: April 2023

Friends new and old are invited to join us for this month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. The Ilvedson Brothers, David Berg, Bria Ansara and the Horace O’Bryant students are on view this April.

The Hudson River School of American Landscape Painting

This illustrated lecture serves as an introduction to the Hudson River School, a group of nineteenth-century American landscape painters, and by extension, the larger movement of Romanticism that exalted natural scenes as a response to the Industrial Revolution. Kerry Carso will examine the contrast of technological progress and the lure of nature.

I Confess

Inspired by Confessional by Tennessee Williams, Hurricane Alaina’s I Confess brings to light the things that we fear about ourselves, but often have in common with our neighbor. The result is exciting, funny, devastating and cathartic.

Jake Shimabukuro in Concert

While versatility for any musician is impressive, what’s remarkable about Shimabukuro’s transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele.

Vance Gilbert in Concert

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 1990s when buzz started spreading in folk clubs about a former multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ‘em dead at open mics. His star has risen steadily since then, and he’s made an indelible mark on the folk and acoustic music scenes with his free spirited performances, powerful lyrics, and pop-friendly melodies.

Cortadito in Concert

Cortadito is a Cuban folk & country music band from Miami connecting the past and present to bring you the future of Cuban Son, a style of Afro-Cuban music that forms the bedrock for most forms of salsa music and Latin jazz.

First Thursday: May 2023

Friends new and old are invited to join us for this month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Vera Vasek, MARC House clients, Steven Bickis and Fiona Morehouse are on view this May.

Tangos to Tarantellas

The Music Room presents Tangos to Tarantellas, an annual children’s welfare fundraiser showcasing the best classical musicians in the Keys. The twist? They’re all under 18 years old.