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July 2019

Trivia Night Fundraiser

8-July from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Rock Cafe, 313 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today! Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun.  There will be 5 categories – 70s & 80s Television Theme Songs, General Knowledge, Key West History, Who Said That? and Science.  Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams! Hard Rock Cafe will…

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Hemingway Days | Museum Days

16-July to 21-July from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Participants of Hemingway Days are invited to the Custom House Museum to view a life-sized bronze sculpture, artifacts, and ephemera from Hemingway's life. To complement the Hemingway exhibit, the Key West Art and Historical Society has a display of 59 original pen-and-ink drawings by world-renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey — all providing a visual narrative to Hemingway's “The Old Man and the Sea.”

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Hemingway Days | Mini-Symposium

16-July from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Key West Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Please join us at Old City Hall for the 3rd annual Key West Hemingway Days Mini-Symposium of scholars and writers inspired by Hemingway’s work followed by a Q & A and Book signings Moderated by Kirk Curnutt Scheduled Speakers: Kirk Curnutt, Brewster Chamberlin PhD. and Robert K. Elder

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Hemingway Days | Voices, Places, Inspirations

17-July from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Key West Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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This event spotlights contemporary writers from Key West and around the U.S. A longtime Hemingway Days tradition, the free-admission evening features readings, presentations, and storytelling by literary luminaries.  Moderator/Master of Ceremony: Carol Shaughnessy  Featuring: "Papa's Poems" Read by Members of the Key West Poetry Guild and facilitated by Nance Boylan   Novelists & Short Story Authors Kirk Curnutt, Kristina Neihouse, Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez    

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Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba (Film Premier)

19-July from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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2 Screenings 11:15AM and 12:15PM - tickets must be purchased via Tropic Cinema https://www.tropiccinema.com/event/hemingway-between-key-west-and-cuba/ Film screening followed by Q & A with creators: C. Michael Curry, Executive Producer, Producer, Co-Writer and Raúl Villarreal, Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Narrator. About the film: At a point about half way across the Gulf Stream, on a passage from Key West to Havana on a clear night with calm waters, you can look back from where you have come and see the glow of the lights…

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Music at Martello | Donavon Frankenreiter The Record Player Tour Plus Special Guest Christina Holmes

27-July from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Saturday, July 27, 2019 Fort East Martello (Parade Grounds) w/ Special Guest Christina Holmes 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd Ticket Pricing: Advanced General Admission: $25 At the Door General Admission: $30 VIP: $50 Doors: 6:00PM Show: 7:00PM All Ages/Children 12 and Under Free The Record Player Tour Video Clip Donavon Frankenreiter has been writing, recording and touring his music for 20 years. With over a dozen full-length record releases and hundreds of songs written, the traveling troubadour has become beacon for…

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September 2019

Trivia Night Fundraiser

9-September from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Rock Cafe, 313 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today! Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating Freddie Mercury all week and will have some promotional goodies to give away. Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun. There will be 5 categories – Sports, Who Said That?, Queen Songs (audio round), General Knowledge and Disney.…

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October 2019

Trivia Night Fundraiser

14-October from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Off The Hook, 920 Caroline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today!Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun. There will be 5 categories – Science, In the Recent News, 1970s Television, American History and Animals. Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams! Off the Hook Grill offers Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm, so…

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November 2019

Trivia Night Fundraiser

11-November from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Off The Hook, 920 Caroline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today!  Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun. There will be 5 categories – Children’s Literature, An ‘A’ in Geography, General Knowledge, Corporate Logos and The Silver Screen.  Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams! Off the Hook Grill offers Happy…

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Member Breakfast

15-November from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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As a Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) member, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Member Breakfast! Please join me Friday, November 15th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events and all KWAHS has to offer. You may also join us for a docent-guided tour of the Custom House immediately following the Breakfast presentation.…

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December 2019

Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest

3-December to 8-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

In celebrating Tennessee Williams' Birthday, we are once again hosting our annual poetry competition that is open to everyone.  The poem must reference ''The Women of Tennessee Williams", which can be interpreted in an amorphous way, in order to be considered.  Authors may choose to write a poem about one of Williams' characters, one of  the actresses who played a role in his plays or films, or a member of his family. All interested writers are invited to submit their…

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Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest

3-December to 8-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

In celebrating Tennessee Williams' Birthday, we are once again hosting our annual short story competition that is open to everyone. Your original story must reference ''The Women of Tennessee Williams", which can be interpreted in an amorphous way, in order to be considered. Authors may choose to write a story about one of Williams' characters, one of the actresses who played a role in one of his plays or films or a family member. All interested writers are invited to…

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Member Porch Party

6-December from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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We Appreciate you! Come get your party on with one of Key West’s oldest cultural institutions on one of the prettiest verandas in Key West. Key West Art & Historical Society members are invited to celebrate sunset and happy hour on Friday, December 6th  from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm while enjoying complimentary libations and refreshments at the historic Custom House. If you are interested in attending, please register. For questions please email: klivingston@kwahs.org or call 305-295-6616 ext. 106.

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

9-December from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Off The Hook, 920 Caroline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today! Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun.There will be 5 categories – Superheroes, It Happened in December, 1990s TV Theme Songs, Sports and General Knowledge.…

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Perpetual Groove

12-December from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Music at Martello presents Perpetual Groove with special guests The Happy Dog Band Thursday, December 12, 2019 Fort East Martello 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Tickets: $25 GA – on sale 9/17/2019 Children 12 and under free Perpetual Groove caught everyone by surprise in 2015 when they returned to the stage after a two-year hiatus. The band performed eight weekends that year, over multi-night runs, to sold-out shows in some of their favorite cities across the country, thus ringing in a…

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4th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar

18-December from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Join Key West Art & Historical Society for the fourth annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar on Wednesday, December 18, from 5PM to 9PM, located on the sweeping historic porch and walkway of the Custom House Museum.  The immensely popular celebration will feature some of Key West’s finest artisans, musicians and choirs, food and libations, free entrance to the museum and its two stories of exhibits, and a dazzling holiday light show of magical vector projections…

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January 2020

Trivia Night Fundraiser

13-January from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Off The Hook, 920 Caroline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser.REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today! Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun.There will be 5 categories – ‘P’ in Geography, Food & Drink, Songs from the 1950s, Art & Artists, and History. Great prizes…

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Conch Revival Picnic

21-January from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Atreet
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Edible history continues with Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Museum, 938 Whitehead Street. Key West Art & Historical Society, Isle Cook Key West and Great Events Catering are celebrating the new year with another Conch Revival Picnic— a heritage dinner featuring a cornucopia of classic Key West/Conch recipes— set for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6:00pm –8:00pm. Inspired by The Society’s board member, the late Dianne Zolotow, the Conch Revival Picnic tradition was launched in…

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February 2020

Back in Time Fundraiser – Magical Custom House Mystery Tour

6-February from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
San Carlos Theater, 516 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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“Come Together” for the 4th annual Back in Time fundraiser on Thursday, February 6 from 6:00PM-10:00PM at the historic San Carlos Theater. “Come Together” for the 4th annual Back in Time fundraiser on Thursday, February 6 from 6:00PM-10:00PM at the historic San Carlos Theater. This year’s theme is the 1960s and is dubbed “The Magical Custom House Mystery Tour,” featuring a live performance by the renowned Beatles tribute band, Let It Be. Let It Be plays virtually every hit song,…

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

10-February from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Off The Hook, 920 Caroline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser.REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today!Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun.There will be 5 categories – Animals, Literature, Corporate Logos, Who Said It?, and U.S. States.  Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd…

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Tennessee Williams Plein Air Painting Contest

22-February from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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On Saturday, February 22, artists are invited to participate in a plein air painting contest that celebrates the legacy of Key West's Tennessee Williams.  This year, the subject is the The Women of Tennessee Williams. Slightly different from previous years, artists will have a choice of three venues related to Serafina, Williams' strong female character from The Rose Tattoo, that was filmed on the island.  The three subjects are: The Rose Tattoo House at 1421 Duncan Street St. Paul's Church…

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Distinguished Speaker Series | Tennessee Williams in Key West

27-February from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Key West Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Dennis Beaver is curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum.  He has been a resident of Key West since 1979 and has always been fascinated with the history of Key West and the legendary people who have called it home. Amongst those people was the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessee Williams, author of such plays as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as several other dramatic masterpieces. Beaver says that while he did…

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March 2020

Tennessee Williams Museum Fundraiser

1-March from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1207 Whitehead St, 1207 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The founders of the Tennessee Williams Museum are hosting a fundraiser to help support its year-long events and programming. To kick off the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Month, the founders of the Museum will once again open their marvelous home in order to host a fundraiser to help support its events and programming.  All proceeds assist with funding not only the annual poetry, short story and painting contests, it also supports our birthday party at the museum and additional acquisitions…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

2-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) 108 minute run time This classic film was adapted from Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.  It stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of the wife, Maggie.  His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. The film was nominated…

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

9-March from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Off The Hook, 920 Caroline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today!Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun.There will be 5 categories – Everything Blue, In the Recent News, The Rolling Stones, Food & Drink and General Knowledge.  Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams!Off the Hook Grill offers Happy Hour from…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | Baby Doll

9-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Baby Doll (1956) 114 minute run time In one of Williams' more risque films, Karl Malden stars as a middle age bigot who can't wait for his thumb-sucking teen bride, Carroll Baker, to turn 20 so they can consummate their marriage.  But a rival appears in the person of a competing mill owner, Eli Wallach.  Baker and Mildred Dunnock were both nominated for Oscars, as was Tennessee Williams for his screenplay. TICKETS ON SALE VIA TROPIC CINEMA

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Becoming a Woman // Short Stories by Tennessee Williams

10-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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Becoming a Woman // Short Stories by Tennessee Williams presented by Fringe Theater Key West Tennessee Williams had a way with women. He wrote them with sensuality, sexuality and a complexity that defied the convention of the day. He did not shy away from stains on sheets or sweat between thighs. His women could simmer from the inside or be destroyed from the outside. The women in these four short stories, are in various states of transition. Though their behaviors…

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Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum | The Rose Tattoo

13-March from 5:00 PM to 6:00 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. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum. Led by 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. Reservations (maximum 25 people per tour) are required. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | The Rose Tattoo

16-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Rose Tattoo (1955) 116 minute run time This film was adapted from the Tennessee Williams' Tony Award winning Broadway play of the same name.  It stars Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani, who won an Oscar for her performance.  Its local Key West premiere was held at the San Carlos Institute in 1956.  Most of the filming was done in a Key West house next to the home that Tennessee Williams owned for thirty-four years.  The film provides a unique…

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Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum

20-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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum.  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. Reservations (maximum 25 people per tour) are required. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum. Led by Curator, Dennis…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | This Property is Condemned

23-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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This Property is Condemned (1955) 110 minute run time This dramatic film was adapted from the 1946 one-act play of the same name by Tennessee Williams.  It stars Natalie Wood, nominated for a Golden Globe, Robert Redford and Charles Bronson.  Wood plays a pretty town flirt who finds herself stuck in a small Mississippi town and very much attracted to the handsome stranger played by Redford.  He works for the railroad which provided much of the economic base for the…

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Tennessee Williams Birthday Party

26-March from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION March 26, 2020 | 5:30pm-7:00pm Tennessee Williams Museum 513 Truman Avenue Contest Award Presentations Prosecco and Birthday Cake $10 Donation

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Talking Tennessee with Tandy Cronyn & Joel Vig

29-March from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Tennessee Williams Museum continues to celebrate the playwright during its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration The Tennessee Williams Museum continues to celebrate the playwright during its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration with two nights of performances centered around Williams and two influential people in his life. The performance will be held at The Studios of Key West on March 29 and 30. Following the March 29th performance, attendees will have an opportunity to attend a meet & greet with…

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Talking Tennessee with Tandy Cronyn & Joel Vig

30-March from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Tennessee Williams Museum continues to celebrate the playwright during its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday CelebrationThe Tennessee Williams Museum continues to celebrate the playwright during its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration with two nights of performances centered around Williams and two influential people in his life. The performance will be held at The Studios of Key West on March 29 and 30.ACT ONE: Truman Talks Tennessee featuring Joel Vig as Truman CapoteCommissioned by the Southern Literary Trail, Truman Capote (played…

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