Hey movie buffs, ever been to the Oscars? You don’t’ have to fly all the way to Los Angeles to enjoy the festivities. Key West’s own Tropic Cinema is again bringing the Oscars to you – Live! There are two ways to enjoy the Oscars at the Tropic Gala:
A limited number of VIP tickets ($100 members/$125 non-members) are available. In addition, a champagne reception beginning at 6 PM, VIP attendees receive complementary food, seating in the spacious Carper Theater and a swag gift bag.
If you would like to attend but do not wish to take part in the VIP experience, tickets are $35 for members and non-members, which includes two drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 7PM until 8:30PM. For more information or to make a reservation for the 2015 Gala, visit www.tropiccinema.com
Also this week we celebrate 50th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival.
This year nearly 100 fine artists grace Whitehead, Green, Eaton and Caroline Streets through the Presidential Gates into Truman Annex. Sponsored by Key West Art Center, the show was originally organized to raise funds to renovate the wooden building that houses the Art Center at 301 Front Street. These days it helps provide classes and workshops held by the non-profit. Variety of mediums – paintings I oil, acrylic and watercolor; sculpture; photography; fine jewelry – it is a local’s favorite. The center features a gallery, classes and workshops. For more information call 305-294-1241.
Key West’s venerable Red Barn Theater is celebrating its 25th anniversary of bringing top notch theater to town this year, and what better way to do it than to invite friends and supporters to join them inside “The Biz” for a night – show biz, that is. The little theater with the big heart at 319 Duval Street will be using its biggest fundraiser for the year to throw a special “Show Biz Gala” on March 1, a Traveling Party to mark its big anniversary event, and everyone is invited. It’s sure to be evening of glitz and glamour, food and wine, stars and starlets, all of which supports the operation of the non-profit Red Barn Theater. www.redbarntheater.com
By most measures Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder he is hard working, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season at the Studious of Key West, as he starts hosting Painting Boot Camp every Tuesday 2-4:30 PM and 6-8:30PM. Priced by the month, all supplies included, this class is for you!. For more information check www.tskw.org