Key West Events in January

January 10 to January 20, in Key West
26th Annual Key West Literary Seminar
The 2008 topic is “New Voices: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?,” featuring workshops, panel discussions and receptions with nationally and internationally respected writers including Judy Blume, Edmund White, Billy Collins, and Junot Diaz.
Contact: (888) 293-9291
January 11 to January 12, in Key West
Key West Symphony Orchestra Presents “Love, Scandal and Intrigue”
This symphony performance features soprano Monica Abrego at the Tennessee Williams Theatre.
Contact: (305) 292-1774
January 13, in Key West
Impromptu Concerts Presents The Philadelphia Brass Quintet
The band known for its wide repertoire, superb musicality, and humorous program commentaries comes to St. Paul’s Church, Duval and Streets, at 4 p.m.
Contact: (305) 296-1520 x1
January 14 to January 15, in Key West
“Defending the Caveman” at Tennessee Williams Theatre
The hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate comes to the theatre at 5901 College Road, Stock Island, at 8 p.m.
Contact: (305) 296-1520
January 18, in Key West
Fight Night in the Keys
Professional boxing returns to Key West’s Mallory Square. Seven matches are scheduled beginning at 7 p.m., to be televised on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights (broadcast begins at 8 p.m. ET), including Randall Bailey versus Anthony Mora and Tarvis Simms versus Willie Gibbs. Tickets from $35 per person.
January 19, in Key West
3rd Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival
This free, family-oriented event at Bayview Park is organized by the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen and the University of Florida in partnership with Monroe County.
Contact: (305) 292-4501
January 20, in Key West
Impromptu Concerts Presents The Jupiter String Quartet with Clarinet
The award-winnng muscians, known for their outreach work in schools, are to perform at St. Paul’s Church, Duval and Eaton Streets, at 4 p.m.
Contact: (305) 296-1520 x1
January 20 to April 19, in Key West
Sculpture Key West
This stunning, contemporary outdoor art exhibit opens at the West Martello Museums on January 20, and expands to historic Fort Zachary Taylor on February 24.
Contact: (305) 295-3800
January 21 to January 25, in Key West
Acura Key West 2008
Nearly 300 racing yachts compete for class championships in this international midwinter sailboat regatta.
Contact: (781) 639-9545
January 23 to February 09, in Key West
“Tuesdays with Morrie” at Waterfront Playhouse
The true story of how a sports writer reconnected with his aging mentor is to be presented at the playhouse at historic Mallory Square.
Contact: (305) 294-5015
January 24, in Key West
“Defying Gravity,” The Music of Stephen Schwartz
The “friends” from Stephen Schwartz & Friends are to perform works from the animated films Pocahantas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Prince of Egypt, and from the musicals Godspell, Pippin, and others.
Contact: (305) 296-1520
January 25 to January 27, in Key West
Hog’s Breath King Mackerel Tournament
Anglers are to use fast boats to target the voracious king mackerel, also known as kingfish, for cash prizes.
Contact: (305) 797-1117
January 26, in Key West
Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction
More than 100 artists are to exhibit and auction their work to raise money for the fund that provides project-based grants to Keys artists. Choose from original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics and more. Viewing begins at 6:30 p.m., auction at 8 p.m. Admission is $25 per person at the door, including an open bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Contact: (305) 295-8383
January 26 to January 27, in Key West
23rd Annual Key West Craft Show
Juried artisans and crafters display their talents at a popular show on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town.
Contact: (305) 294-1241

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