Monthly Artisan Market will open on March 1st.
The Key West Artisan Market is a vibrant, open air bazaar filled with artists, authors, chef-made cuisine, craftspeople, performers, fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, flowers, craft beer & wine from residents representing the diversity, creativity, ingenuity of locally made products of the Keys & Key West. Held the first Sunday of the month, during season (thru May) outdoors at the Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton Street.
Free family pet friendly event. Contact Number 573-619-2200
Happy Birthday, Tennessee Williams!
Tennessee Williams is known as one of the greatest 20th century American playwrights. His works such as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and many others are classics of the American stage which earned him two Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as many other literary awards. Tennessee Williams visited and lived in Key West from 1941 until his death in 1983. It is believed that he wrote the final draft of Street Car Named Desire while staying at the La Concha Hotel in Key West in 1947. He established residence here in 1949 and in 1950 bought the house at 1431 Duncan Street that was his home for 34 years. He was part of the literary movement that resulted in Key West and the Florida Keys being recognized as the cultural and historical location it is today.
Celebrate the 104th birthday of Tennessee Williams and his life in Key West during the month of March. Highlights include a series of classic movies adapted from Williams’ award winning plays, a poetry contest, artist challenge, staged readings from his plays, letters & journals, a film forum, and much more. Visit www.twkw.org for complete details, events’ schedule, tickets and venues.
If you are looking for a truly special run/walk for your vacation in paradise, look no further – Sombrero Beach Run has it all – a 15K Challenge! 10K Run, 5K Walk/Run. Kick off Friday night with pre-registration at Sombrero Beach. Race Day be swept away with custom t-shirts, entertainment by DJ Tito, runners’ breakfast (bagels, fruit and pastry), after race lunch (grilled sausages and hot dogs), drinks and ice cold beer – all at the spectacular setting of Sombrero Beach. Restaurants, hotels, businesses and individuals generously donate raffles, overall prizes, food entertainment time. That’s why this race is so special!
After the race, enjoy a swim at Sombrero Beach. Sombrero Beach is open to the public and offers free parking, bathhouses, a large pavilion, covered picnic tables, grills, volleyball nets and a child playground. Come and see for yourself why this is the #1 event of it’s kind in the Florida Keys. To register, visit www.sombrerobeachrun.com
New Open Mic Series kicks off at COAST.
Starting at 6 PM Saturday, COAST, “Downtown” Stock Island’s creative outpost, will host its first official open mic night for local performers. The first addition already has a full line up. However, everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their own instruments. COAST is located at 6404 Front Street, Stock Island. For more information go to www.coastprojects.com. The web site offers many other options such as boatbuilding ideas, murals, graphics and such. It looks like a cool place to hang out and make new friends.