Remember singing Kumbaya? S’mores over a real campfire. Delicious BBQ from Charlie Mac’s Smokehouse and Seafood. Guitars, banjoes, ukuleles, aerialists, circus performers, open artist studios and general chaos. The 1920’s spiritual “Come By Here” became the beloved Kumbaya and was originally a simple appeal to come and help those in need. Let’s celebrate what the Keys have accomplished! If you have an instrument, please feel free to join the troupe.
Florida native Stock creates hyper-realistic nighttime photographs of rarely observed settings from Miami down through the Keys. Captured in real time and on location, many of the sights depicted in his imagery only occur once a year. Stock has spoken about his technique at TEDx Coconut Grove, and now shares insights into his tools and approach with his Key West audience.
Join us for short film screenings presented in conjunction with Portable Memories in Rising Seas, a participatory project & upcoming exhibition by the artist collective Fifty-Fifty, connecting climate change & memory. Fifty-Fifty will open a discussion about the changing landscape & our relationship to Key West, as lived experiences & memories of the local land.
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.
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.