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October 2021

THE COST Free

Get to Know Fort East Martello (Members-only)

14-October from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Member-only Event: Get to Know Fort East Martello! October 14th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm @ Fort East Martello Please join the KWAHS staff at FEM and 'get to know' all the unique exhibits, our private educational classrooms, the Museum Store, the Fort itself and our newly renovated Parade Grounds. Located at 3501 S. Roosevelt Boulevard, this historic landmark was first opened to the public in the 1950s by the Key West Art & Historical Society and its’ dedicated volunteers.  Fort…

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December 2021

Coast is Clear Music & Art Festival

4-December from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Parade Grounds at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, 33040 United States
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COAST IS CLEAR MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN DECEMBER Celebration Marking Close of Hurricane Season Features Lineup with Internationally Acclaimed Bands July 28, 2021 – (Key West, FL).  The stage is set for the fourth annual COAST Is Clear Music & Arts Festival to return to Key West, FL on the weekend of December 3-5, 2021. The locally organized event, orchestrated through a new collaboration between two island arts organizations, Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) and Coast…

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5th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar

10-December from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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5th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar Friday, December 10, 2021, from 5 pm to 9 pm Join the Key West Art & Historical Society for the 5th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar on Friday, December 10, from 5 pm to 9 pm.  The event is located on the sweeping historic porch and walkway around the entire Custom House Museum. The immensely popular celebration will feature some of the Key West’s finest artisans, musicians and choirs, food and libations, and a…

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January 2022

Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest

7-January to 13-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 111th Birthday, the 2022 Birthday Celebration includes a poetry contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2022 Poetry Competition; however, your poem must in some way reference Tennessee Williams.  Authors may choose to write a poem referencing Williams, his family, one of his characters, or one of the actors/actresses who played a role in his plays or films. Poetry Writing Contest Prizes: $200 First Place and publication on the Society’s…

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Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest

7-January to 13-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 111th Birthday, the 2022 Birthday Celebration includes a short story contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2022 Short Story Competition; however, your short story must in some way reference Tennessee Williams.  Authors may choose to write a story referencing Williams, his family, one of his characters, or one of the actors/actresses who played a role in his plays or films. Short Story Writing Contest Prizes: $200 First Place and…

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March 2022

Tennessee Williams Film | The Night of the Iguana

7-March from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Night of the Iguana is a 1964 American drama film directed by John Huston, based on the 1961 play of the same name by Tennessee Williams.  It stars Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr and Sue Lyon. The film won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Costume Design, and was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. Actress Grayson Hall received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Cyril Delevanti received a…

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Yonder Mountain Along the Coast

13-March from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Join us on Sunday March 13th, when Yonder Mountain String Band returns to Key West for a good old-fashioned hootenanny at Fort East Martello in support of their latest album Get Yourself Outside. This show offers a VIP section with limited, preferred seating and GA lawn seating and is part of the COAST Is Clear Concert Series, a co-production of COAST Projects & Key West Art & Historical Society. Fireside Collective will open the show. Tickets: GA $20 / VIP…

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Two by Tennessee @ Waterfront Playhouse

13-March from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Waterfront Playhouse, 407 Wall Street
Key West, 33040 United States
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Two by Tennessee: This Property is Condemned and The Lady of Larkspur Lotion Waterfront Playhouse March 13, 2022 | 8pm The Waterfront Playhouse will feature This Property is Condemned, a Tennessee Williams play featuring Kelci Grooms and Ervin Tumm for one performance.  The double bill will also include Williams' lesser-known work The Lady of Larkspur Lotion featuring Barbara Mundy, Donna Stabile and Ross Pipkin. This Property is Condemned is a 1946 play written by Tennessee Williams.  The Depression-era story takes…

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Tennessee Williams Film | Baby Doll

14-March from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Baby Doll is a 1956 American dramatic black comedy film directed by Elia Kazan, and starring Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, and Eli Wallach. It was produced by Kazan and Tennessee Williams, and adapted by Williams from his own one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (1955). The plot focuses on a feud between two rival cotton gin owners in rural Mississippi; after one of the men commits arson against the other's gin, the owner retaliates by attempting to seduce the…

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Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum | The Rose Tattoo

17-March from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum as part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum led by Museum Curator, Dennis Beaver, the tour features a detailed look into the filming of The Rose Tattoo in Key West.  The tour furnishes visitors a chance to learn more about the objects on display in the museum, and how they relate to Williams, his play and filming on…

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Key West: 200 Years of History and Culture Documentary Screening

22-March from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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KEY WEST: 200 YEARS OF HISTORY AND CULTURE A first ever documentary on the history of Key West Documentary Film by Michael J. Kirk Casa Marina Key West, 1500 Reynolds Street Doors at 7pm, screening begins at 7:30pm. A 90-minute documentary film exploring the rich and valuable history of Key West, Florida has been produced. Starting with the Native American inhabitants, the film moves through the many years of trials and tribulations as well as the successes that built this…

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Conch Revival Picnic

23-March from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Fifth Annual Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Key West Art & Historical Society and Great Events Catering team up to present the fifth annual Conch Revival Picnic, an informal Conch heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman featuring a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes. Hubbard and Furman will present a feast starting with passed hors d’ oeuvres followed by a buffet and dessert.Diners can enjoy their picnic feast with live…

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Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum

26-March from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum on Tennessee Williams' 111th Birthday!  Led by Curator, Dennis Beaver, the tour features a detailed look into Tennessee Williams’ life in Key West.  The tour furnishes visitors a chance to learn more about the objects on display in the museum, and how they relate to Williams and his more than 30 years on the island. Reservations (maximum 25…

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The Poetry and Prose of Tennessee Williams – An Evening with Fringe Theater

31-March from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Poetry and Prose of Tennessee Williams - An Evening with Fringe Theater The Poetry and Prose of Tennessee Williams is a collection of provocative poems and excerpts from short stories and plays read by local poets and writers.  Readers include Diane May & Keith Dempster, Kitty Clements, MaryCarlin Porter, Sarah Goodwin, Mia Shawn, Mark Watson, Judy Leggett,Don Bartolone, Caroline Taylor, Peggy Guidotti and Vicki Boguszeweski.

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April 2022

Tennessee Williams Birthday Party & Fundraiser

1-April from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Tennessee Williams turns 111 this March! Join us at the Tennessee Williams Museum (513 Truman Avenue) for champagne and cake on April 1 (a bit belated, but better late than never).  First and second place winners of the short story and poetry contests will also be revealed at the party and the poetry winners will read their poems and the short story winners will read selected pages from their manuscript. The annual fundraising and birthday celebration kickoff party given by Curator…

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Key West: 200 Years of History and Culture Documentary FREE Screening

15-April from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Parade Grounds at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, 33040 United States
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KEY WEST: 200 YEARS OF HISTORY AND CULTURE A first ever documentary on the history of Key West Key West: 200 Years of History and Culture Documentary Film by Michael J. Kirk Parade Grounds @ Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Doors at 7pm, Nick Norman at 7:30pm, Documentary Screening begins at 8:00pm Key West Art & Historical Society, filmmaker Michael J. Kirk and Tropic Cinema will be hosting a picnic-style free screening of the first ever documentary on the…

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