Confidence and Curves Fit Experience 9/12/15

Confidence and Curves Fit Experience
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 09/12/2015 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
CCFE-Front1Dolphin Mall
11401 Northwest 12th Street,
Miami, Florida 33172
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: Free

Get a fitted for an uber comfortable and stylish bra by Wacoal’s Expert Fit Specialist in a fun atmosphere celebrating women while enjoying tantalizing bites from Aphrodite’s Blend. Boca Celebrity Boutique will have the trendy bandage dresses so you can show off your curves and be confident in them with your new bra! Wacoal is also extending an extra 30% off your purchase. Tickets are limited to 50 women! This event is a must for women everywhere!

Confidence and Curves Fit Experience 8/8/15

Confidence and Curves Fit Experience
Saturday, 08/08/2015 – 08/08/2015 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
CCFE-FrontDolphin Mall
11401 Northwest 12th Street,
Miami, Florida 33172
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: Free

Get a fitted for an uber comfortable and stylish bra by Wacoal’s Expert Fit Specialist in a fun atmosphere celebrating women while enjoying tantalizing bites from Aphrodite’s Blend. Boca Celebrity Boutique will have the trendy bandage dresses so you can show off your curves and be confident in them with your new bra! Wacoal is also extending an extra 30% off your purchase. Tickets are limited to 50 women! This event is a must for women everywhere!

Beer Blues and BBQ Festival 6/20/15

Beer Blues and BBQ Festival
Saturday, 06/20/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
beerbluesbbqBimini Row at Postcard Inn
84001 Overseas Highway,
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $25

Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle, the newly refreshed oceanfront Islamorada resort getaway in the Florida Keys, is serving the best of southern island hospitality through the simple pleasures of locally brewed beer, blues music and lip-smacking barbecue food on June 20th from 5-9 pm at their first annual Beer, Blues & BBQ Festival.

For $25, attendees will enjoy admission to the beer tasting event and festival fun that includes:
• A selection of four premium craft beers from Saltwater Brewery
• Guava scotch bonnet barbecue St. Louis ribs and jerk marinated grilled chicken with sides
• Chance to win premium giveaways including a hotel stay at Postcard Inn
• Live island blues with the Reggie Paul Band
• First access to Saltwater Brewery’s new release craft beer

4 Course Pairing Dinner with Wynwood Brewing 5/27/15

4 Course Pairing Dinner with Wynwood Brewing
Wednesday, 05/27/2015 – 05/27/2015 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
RH-wynpair-tease2-webR House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: USD 80

R House Wynwood invites you to a 4 Course Pairing Dinner with Wynwood Brewing Company. Experience a very special dinner where chefs Rocco Carulli & Nuno Grullon of R House create 4 special courses paired with some popular and special releases from Wynwood Brewing.

Limited seating available. For RSVP please call 305-576-0201 or pre-purchase your seat at:

First Course:
La Rubia Hamachi Carpaccio
green olive tapenade, leche de tigre, flor de sal

Second Course:
Magic City Crispy Duck
ginger plum glaze, frisee, duck chicharron

Third Course:
Wynwood Fox Oxtail
saffron risotto, sweet peas

Fourth Course:
Pops Porter Chocolate Truffles
hazelnut, cocoa, coconut

Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&As 2/2/15 – 2/6/15

Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&As
kac-south-florida-eblastMonday, February 2, 7 p.m.
ArtSouth, South Miami Community Center
5800 SW 66 St.
South Miami, FL

Tuesday, , February 3, 7 p.m.
The Projects at FATVillage
523 NW First Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, , February 4, 7 p.m.
1035 N. Miami Ave., No. 300
Downtown Miami, FL

Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m.
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL

Friday, , February 6, 11 a.m.
Custom House Museum
281 Front St.
Key West, FL
park at the Westin

The Community Q&As will be cohosted by ArtSouth, city of South Miami, African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Key West Art and Historical Society, the Westin Key West Resort & Marina, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Cannonball, FatVillage and Broward Cultural Division.

Beginning Jan. 26, South Floridians can apply for the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for bringing the community together through the arts. The deadline for the challenge, a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is Feb. 23. More here.

Islamorada Marketplace on 90 1/23/15

Islamorada Marketplace on 90!
Friday, 01/23/2015 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Islamorada-LogoOld Tavernier Restaurant
90311 Old Highway,
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Webpage Link

Join us this Friday at Islamorada’s newest farmers’ market!
Offering over 40 vendors of local produce, artisan crafts, handmade goods, prepared foods and much more!

Come join us for lunch and all your favorite vendors, including: Nisha’s Flavors of India, Keez Beez Pure Local Honey, Islamorada’s Newest Ceviche from Latin Fusion, The Bread Man – Artisanal Breads, Fresh Made French Crepes, Fresh Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Bar, Northcutt’s Category 12 Hot Sauces & Bloody Mary Mix, and much more!

New vendors joining us this week!
– JC’s Daily Bread
– Mozzarrita Fresh Made Mozzarella and Burrata Cheeses
– Carla’s Famous Barbecue Sauce
– Rochelois Homemade Dressings and Sauces
and back by popular demand…
– Toc Toc Arepas!

Located near the Old Tavernier Restaurant at 90311 Old Highway near MM 90.

New Voices: Works by Recent YoungArts Alumni 7/22/14-9/12/14

New Voices: Works by Recent YoungArts Alumni
Tuesday, 07/22/2014 – 09/12/2014 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
New-Voices-imageThe National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33137
More Info Link

New Voices: Works by Recent YoungArts Alumni is the first alumni exhibition to be presented on the YoungArts campus, featuring 46 works by 30 YoungArts alumni in Visual Arts, Photography and Writing, offering a glimpse of our nation’s most promising talent. New Voices is curated by visual artist, YoungArts Master Teacher and Discipline Coordinator Loni Johnson. For more information, visit

Switchboard’s Caribbean Street Fair 7/19/14

Switchboard’s Caribbean Street Fair
Saturday, 07/19/2014 – 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
facebook-banner-caribbean-street-fairDuval Street
Duval Street,
Key West, Florida 33030
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join Us for Switchboard’s Caribbean Street Fair on July 19, 2014.
Celebrate Key West’s Annual Hemingway Days at the Caribbean Street Fair on Duval Street! Starting at noon, Key West transforms back to “Papa’s Town,” Florida’s talented artisans and food vendors will display their works. Proceeds from this fair directly support Switchboard 2-1-1 Helpline of the Keys, a non-profit that serves Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties in crisis intervention and informational referral services. To purchase a booth, or for more questions, contact Mary Lou Hoover (305) 292-8445 or email [email protected]

Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&A Sessions 2/3/14-2/11/14

Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&A Sessions
Knight Arts Challenge Q&As-M,D,BMonday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
YoungArts, Jewel Box
2100 Biscayne Blvd.
free parking under the YoungArts building

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Theater
10950 SW 211th St., Miami

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University
One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Monday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.
Marathon Government Center
2798 Overseas Hwy. (Mile Marker 48), Marathon

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St., Miami
(free parking in the Blue Garage)

As a way to recruit ideas from South Florida’s many neighborhoods, Knight Foundation will host a series of Community Q&A sessions from Marathon to Fort Lauderdale. The events, taking place Feb. 3-11, will offer tips on preparing applications, information on the challenge timelines, and a chance to talk to past winners on what gave their submissions an edge. The schedule is below.
“In recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of great ideas from our many neighborhoods—ideas that are bringing the arts into people’s everyday lives,” said Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation’s vice president for arts. “We want to help ensure that there is art wherever you go in South Florida.”

The Community Q&As will be cohosted by: Bas Fisher Invitational, Cannonball, Miami Light Project, Sweat Records, WPBT2, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, ArtSouth, M Ensemble, Black Archives History and Research Foundation, Opa-locka Community Development Corp., Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miramar Cultural Trust, Broward Cultural Council, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and Florida International University’s music, art, art history and creative writing departments.

2013 Key West Film Festival 11/13/13

2013 Key West Film Festival
Wednesday, 11/13/2013 – 11/17/2013 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
San Carlos Institute
516 Duval St.,
Key West, Florida 33040
Webpage Link

Screenings are to take place primarily at Key West’s historic landmark venues the San Carlos Institute and Tropic Cinema with additional host sites for special events as well as opening and closing night parties. The Wednesday night welcome party takes place at 8 p.m. at Somo Beach Café followed by a screening on the beach at the Southernmost Hotel. And on Friday Mariel Hemingway is a guest at the Festival After-Party at the Hemingway Home & Museum from 8-10 p.m. and at 9:15 p.m. Nick Norman opens for guitarist Griffin House who performs a solo acoustic show at the San Carlos Institute.

This year’s films feature stars such as Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Oscar-winning actors Robin Williams, Annette Bening and Ed Harris. Joining them are Oscar-nominated actors Helena Bonham Carter, James Franco and Ralph Fiennes, Megan Mullaly of “Will and Grace” fame and actor Stephen Dorff.

A screening of Jeffrey Schwartz’s cult classic “I Am Divine” with a guest appearance by one of the film’s stars John Waters is a festival highlight, along with films by acclaimed directors John Sayles, Mike Newell (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”) and Michael Polish (“Twin Falls Idaho”).

Wounded Warrior Project 2013 Sunshine State Soldier Ride 1/9/13-/13/13

Wounded Warrior Project 2013 Sunshine State Soldier Ride
Wednesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 13
The Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Aventura Mall
19900 W Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132
Wounded warriors from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will kick off Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) 2013 Sunshine State Soldier Ride in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, January 9th. More than 50 wounded veterans will take part in the five-day cycling event which will travel through Miami Beach and the Florida Keys.

Soldier Ride, a program of the Wounded Warrior Project will bring together wounded warriors from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to cycle on adaptive equipment from Miami to Key West.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013: Warriors arrive in Miami for bike fitting.
12pm – 3pm.The Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Aventura Mall
4 p.m. A welcome reception, tour and dinner will be held at Jungle Island.

Thursday, January 10, 2013: Warriors Kick-off ride in and around Miami.
7 a.m. Warriors greet local school children outside their hotel, The Residence Inn Miami.
9 a.m. Breakfast at Finnegan’s Way, South Beach
10 a.m. Soldier Ride Departure from Finnegan’s Way for ride through South Beach and Miami
11:30 a.m. Ceremony at Marlins Park, followed by reception from the Marlins and the Miami VA, lunch and tour of Marlins park.

Friday, January 11, 2013: Warriors travel from Miami to Key Largo and ride through the Florida Keys. Route map available upon request.
8:30 a.m. Departure from VFW at Mile Marker 102 to Islamorada
12:15 p.m. Departure for ride across 7 mile bridge
2:15 p.m. Warriors arrive at Dolphin Research Center for Warrior swim with the dolphins
8-9 p.m. Dinner Hosted by the Rusty Anchor 5510 3rd Ave, Key West, FL.

Saturday, January 12, 2013: 4-5:30 p.m. Dinner at Margaritaville Cafe – Duvall Street, Key West

Sunday, January 13, 2013: Ride through historic Key West starting after breakfast at Coast Guard station and departure from Naval Air Station Boca Chica.
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. VIP breakfast for cyclists
11:30 a.m. Ride finish and ceremony at Truman Annex Mole USCGC INGHAM dock area. After reception and lunch the Warriors will join local supporters for a historical military cycling tour of Key West at 1pm.

Soldier Ride is a program of Wounded Warrior Project that provides key rehabilitation opportunities for wounded warriors and raises public awareness for those that have been severely injured during the current conflicts.Wounded Warrior Project is an apolitical, nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP offers services and programs like benefits and career counseling, advocacy initiatives and combat stress seminars to aid in the transition from hospital bed to an independent, productive life. All participants with a disability or missing a limb or limbs are provided the adaptive equipment they need to cycle.

CIFO presents Tania Brugueras in commemoration of Jose Marti’s establishment of the Partido Revolucionario Cubano in Key West 12/18/12

CIFO presents Tania Brugueras in commemoration of Jose Marti’s establishment of the Partido Revolucionario Cubano in Key West
December 18th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Crowne Plaza “La Concha” Key West
430 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040

As part of its 2012 Art Basel Miami Beach Program, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) welcomes performance artist Tania Brugueras  (Cuba), winner of the CIFO 2011 Grants & Commissions Program.
Born in Havana, Tania Bruguera is an installation and performance artist, as well as an academic, trained at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her renowned and provocative work concentrates around issues of power and control. She lives and works between Chicago and Havana.  Her work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Miami, The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, England, Cuba, Austria, Belgium, Mexico and Spain. She has lectured extensively internationally at The New School in New York, The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, The Royal College of Art in London and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.
On December 18th (National Migrants Day) and in commemoration of Jose Marti’s establishment of the Partido Revolucionario Cubano in Key West, Florida, Tania will open up and present her research challenging the meaning of the word “revolución”.  This encounter will take place in Key West, the same place where Marti wrote his first draft for the foundation of the Partido Revolucionario.

Kēvens Headlines the Bayjama Reggae Festival 11/10/12

Kēvens Headlines the Bayjama Reggae Festival
Saturday, November 10, 2012 
TIB Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park
Mile marker 87, Bayside Plantation Key
Islamorada, FL 33370
Free admission with a nonperishable donation for the Food Bank. or

Internationally recognized rock-reggae singer Kēvens will headline this year’s Bayjama Reggae Festival. Kēvens will be showcasing his revolutionary, recently reinvented style of music with a dubstep beat along with his classics. He progresses reggae music into the next century by fusing it with underground aesthetics that are truly unique to his work.  Kevens recently released his new single “My Baby Boo” which is available on iTunes,, and Spotify. Kēvens and his band will reinvent the dubstep sound without the use of turntables making his performance revolutionary.
The festival was founded by Islamorada Community Entertainment (ICE), a nonprofit organization that produces annual entertainment favorites in the Keys. Proceeds from this event will award high school students with art, music and dance scholarships. ICE President David Feder notes that over the past 17 years, ICE scholarships have enabled students to pursue their artistic dreams.
Kēvens other upcoming performances include:
October 27, 2012:  Back in Black Halloween
(Miami, Florida) – special guest performance with Electrik Dread
December 8, 2012: UR1 Music Festival during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 
(Miami, Florida) – Kevens and band performance

Key Largo Songfest 10/19/12-10/20/12

Key Largo Songfest
October 19 & 20, 2012, 6-10pm
KeyLargoSongfestBayside Grille
99530 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037

Sharkey’s Pub and Galley
522 Caribbean Dr
Key Largo, FL 33037

The Pilot House
13 Seagate Blvd
Key Largo, FL 33037

The Downtown Key Largo Association will host an elite group of Nashville songwriters at three different venues simultaneously for live cultural entertainment of some of today’s greatest songwriters including Nashville Hall of Fame songwriters, Pat Alger and Hugh Prestwood. Bayside Grille, Sharkey’s Pub and Galley and The Pilot House have come together to create Key Largo’s Happy Hour Trail to welcome both local and national music acts. 

The festival will feature an eclectic range of genres from jazz, blues, rock and country to the latest pop.

The event is sponsored by the Key Largo Downtown Association, ASCAP Music Licensing and Ketel One Vodka.

(Information courtesy Jazz Blues Florida)

5th Annual SxSe 2012 South Florida Tweetup Weekend in Key Largo 9/28-30/12

5th Annual SxSe 2012 South Florida Tweetup Weekend
September 28-30
Hilton Key Largo Resort
97000 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, Florida 33037
Hashtag #sxse.
Twitter @sxse.
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SxSe is South Florida’s longest continuing old skool tweetup tradition. Join us for a weekend of fun in Key Largo! The ultimate unconference. Rooms will be available at the Key Largo Hilton and the official tweetup will take place at the Pilot House nearby.

On Friday, September 28 we’ll gather for happy hour, followed by a leisurely day and a tweetup on Saturday. Sunday will be the usual check-out routine as we stop to have a long, relaxing lunch and a sunset cocktail on the way back home.

Official SxSe headquarters will be at the Hilton Key Largo. Our beachfront rooms are $129/night double occupancy. The property features an activities concession if you choose to go kayaking, windsurfing, etc; but as always lounging by the pool or beach and doing nothing is highly encouraged.

The official SxSe tweetup will take place at the Pilot House just 2 miles away on the evening of Saturday, September 29. Visit Facebook for the official event invite.

We’ll post details on room discount codes and additional logistical information on this website. Check out the links on the sidebar. @sxse is your best source for last-minute details, but you may also visit our Facebook Community Page. The hashtag is #sxse.

Please note that you are not obligated to stay at the Hilton or to spend the night in the Florida Keys if you want to drive home after the tweetup, although we don’t recommend that choice! But if you want to stay elsewhere, that’s fine. It’s just more fun when everyone is in the same place.

It all started when a group of friends on Twitter got together to party in Southeast Florida! Today, SxSe is South Florida’s longest continuing old skool tweetup tradition and the ultimate unconference! This year’s fifth annual sub-tropical tweetup takes place in Key Largo, September 28-30, following Social Media Week. Feel the Twitter love!

The event name SxSe (South by South East, rhymes with sexy) is simply a spoof; had we been located in Bum F*ck Egypt, we might’ve called the event BFE. SxSe has nothing to do with SXSW whatsoever — it’s just a big-ass party taking place in the nation’s dicktip. There are no panels, powerpoint or keynote addresses; however, there is plenty of great discussion, bonding and friendship. If there’s anything professional about SxSe, it’s a very high standard of olympic-quality mojito drinking.


Key Largo Food and Wine Festival 7/27/12-8/5/12

Key Largo Food and Wine Festival
July 27 – August 5, 2012
Key Largo, FL

10 glorious days of wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, themed wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows.

A festival finale event, “A Taste of Key Largo,” is planned for 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Sundowners Bayside Beach and Restaurant complex. There, local chefs are to prepare signature dishes for visitors to sample as experts uncork a grand selection of wines. Live music, mixology demonstrations and summer cocktail tastings round out the evening on the water. Tickets to this event are $28 (incl. tax and tip) per person, including a souvenir tasting glass and gift bag, and can be purchased online starting July 1.

Bayside Grille in Key Largo to Host Free Blues On The Bay 4/23-28/12

Bayside Grille in Key Largo to Host Free Blues On The Bay
April 23-28, 2012
Bayside Grille
99530 Overseas Highway
Key Largo , FL 33037 (305)451-4885

John Primer
(but please come hungry & thirsty!)

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 6:30pm
Another special treat from Bayside Grille.
John is good ole Chicago American Blues.
*2010 Grammy Nominee for “Traditional Blues Album of the Year”
*2010 Blues Music Awards – Traditional Blues Artist of the Year & Traditional Blues Album of the Year
*2010 Living Blues Awards Critics Poll – Blues Artist of the Year
Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Saturday , April 28, 2012 at 6:30pm
Did we mention FREE?
Rodgers is reported to be a great-nephew of Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers & Hammerstein fame). He was one of the youngest professors ever to teach at the Berklee College of Music (the world’s largest music college). Along with Col. Bruce Hampton, he became one of the founding members of the legendary southern band The Codetalkers.

Miracle Treat Day 7/26/12

Miracle Treat Day
Thursday, July 26, 2012, all day
Participating Dairy Queen locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties

Cool off for a great cause. Participating South Florida Dairy Queen locations will host “Miracle Treat Day” July 26 and donate $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® program at Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, please visit

Maria Moldes
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation
[email protected]

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of The Virginia key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance on 2/10/12

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of The Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance at The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on Friday, February 10, 2012. They had Chaka Khan performing who is a 10 time Grammy Award winning singer and composer.  She was the lead singer for the band Rufus with hits throughout their career, including “Tell Me Something Good”, “Sweet Thing” and “Ain’t Nobody”.

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon to see more of his work go to his flickr page or his facebook page.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of The Virgina Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance on 2/11/12

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of The Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance at The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon to see more of his work go to his flickr page or his facebook page.

Food Truck Flotilla at Holiday Isle 10/14/11

Food Truck Flotilla at Holiday Isle
-New Rooms Revealed-
October 14, 2011 5pm-9pm
Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina
84001 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036

Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina, the iconic destination for boating, fishing, water sports and home to the World Famous Tiki Bar, and South Florida food trucks.

Six famous South Florida food trucks, including four making their Florida Keys debut, will be rolling into the Holiday Isle Beach, Resort & Marina parking lot for this fun monthly event.

Bring the kids down to enjoy Chef on 4 Wheels, Los Chamos, Mucho Nacho,
Overload Food Truck, Pork Shop and Slow Food Truck.

Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina will also offer visitors a first glimpse of the newly remodeled rooms as the first phase of the $10.5 million refurbishment is complete.

And of course what better way to end the week than with a Rumrunner from the place that started it all, the World Famous Tiki Bar! Join in on the fun and enjoy a delicious meal from these fantastic food trucks!

Key West Free Museum Weekend 8/20-21/11

Key West Free Museum Weekend
8/20/11-8/21/11, 8:00 am on 8/20/11 to 9:00 pm on 8/21/11

Participating venues in Key West

Flagler Station Over–Sea Railway Museum 901 Caroline Street
Key West, Fl 33040
(305) 293-8716

Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center
33 East Quay Road
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 809-4750

Fort East Martello 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040-5209
(305) 296-3913

Key West Art and Historical Society at Custom House
281 Front Street
Key West, Fl 33040
(305) 295-6616

Key West Art Center 301 Front Street Key West, Fl 33040
(305) 294-1243

Key West Lighthouse Museum
939 Whitehead Street
Key West, Fl. 33040
(305) 295-6616

Key West Shipwreck Museum
1 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040-6634
(305) 292-8990

Old Island Restoration
322 Duval Street
Key West, Fl 33040
(305) 293-0713

The Studios of Key West
600 White Street
Key West, Fl 33040
(305) 296-0458

Truman Little Whitehouse
Truman Annex, 111 Front Street
Key West, Fl 33040
(305) 292-9911

Hemingway House 907 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-1136

WLRN Public Radio and Television and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council will host the first annual Key West Museum Weekend on August 20th and 21st. The event provides a free cultural pass for South Florida residents and visitors to experience the rich history of Key West by offering free admission to eleven participating museums. Attendees must log onto and click on the “Key West Museum Weekend” banner to print out the free weekend pass.

This is a free event brought to you by WLRN Public Radio and Television for South Florida and the Monroe Tourist Development Council

The Fabulous Key Largo Food and Wine Festival Grand Tasting 8/6/11

Grand Tasting Finale
Saturday, August 6th, 12noon till 5pm
VIP hour from 11am to 12noon.
Rowell’s Marina

All Day Ticket 12noon to 5pm $75 per person, includes souvenir glass and gift bag.

VIP Tickets 11am to 5pm $125 per person, includes a champagne reception, complimentary parking (per 2 persons) souvenir glass, cooking demo, recipe book and special VIP gift bag.

Gates close at 6pm.

Calling All Food & Wine Lovers
Scores of Great Reasons to Come to Key Largo!
Come on down and enjoy all of the tasty temptations, and some of your favorite wines, as Key Largo’s culinary experts step up to the plate to show you what Key Largo has to offer. 10 glorious days of wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, themed wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows.

The Festival’s inaugural ‘Grand Tasting’ on Saturday August 6th offers a multi-sensory experience not to be missed as area restaurants and wine experts join together to present samples of their finest cuisine and world-class wines. Live music, celebrity chef appearances, cooking demos; wine seminars and Key Largo-style beach parties combine to serve up the recipe for a spectacular day of tasting by the beautiful Florida Bay.

The Grand Tasting will host over fifty wineries and fifty restaurants from South Florida who will present tastings that reflect their restaurants personality and their Chef’s specialities under three tented, air-conditioned and lighted pavillions. Add to that organic food displays, market gourmet vendors and Key Largo-style beach parties sponsored by Bacardi, Leblon and others, and you have the recipe for a stellar day of tasting by the Bay.

Photographs from SXSE 2011 trip to Key West on 7/16-17/11

SXSE 2011 trip to Key West on Saturday, July 16th through Sunday, July 17, 2011.

Our good friend and veteran writer/blogger, Maria de los Angeles, sets up and runs a social media retreat every year called South by Southeast (SXSE). This year it took place in Key West and gave us a way to rationalize a mini-vacation, since it was technically “working”.

In addition, she got Chevrolet/GM Southeast to hook us up with a cool Chevy Equinox (dubbed the “Soulmobile” for the weekend). It is a very nice vehicle and made the drive much more enjoyable.

A big shoutout goes to our host hotel, the Eden House. What a fun, quaint place. It has a very historic, homey feel and some nice amenities (like the “serve yourself” library). A wonderful place to relax.

On the way down, we decided to stop at a small place called Evelyn’s for breakfast. True homestyle cooking in Key Largo. If you aren’t looking, you’ll miss it, but it is definitely worth a try.

The main event of the SXSE was the Saturday night Pub Crawl. Maria had set us up at the The Rum Barrel to start, then at the Green Parrot with a performance by PALO! for the ending of the evening. A stop by Mallory Square for sunset is always mandatory.

Sunday, the Soulmobile made a run over to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. This is one of our favorite places in Key West. It has the best beach (though that is only relative to other Key West beaches), a great cafe, nice nature trails, decent (though not spectacular), easy and cheap snorkeling, and the cool, historic fort.

On the way home, we stopped by Porky’s for lunch. Then it was on to Rum Runners for drinks and waiting out the storm.

A great time was had by all. SXSE truly puts the SOCIAL back in Social Media! Hope to see you all next year.

For additional images and commentary, be sure to check out the SXSE Facebook Page. Follow SXSE on Twitter. Find more photos on the SXSE Flickr. And we hope to see you next year!

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Yellowman & Kulcha Shok’s Lance-O Live 7/30/11

Yellowman & Kulcha Shok’s Lance-O Live
July 30, tba
Higgs Beach Key West
Higgs Beach Key West

Yellowman & Kulcha Shok’s Lance-O live

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Plymouth Gin Crawl in Key West on 6/7/11

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Plymouth Gin Crawl in Key West on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon to see more of his work go to his flickr page or his facebook page.

42BELOW Vodka and Bacardi Team Up and Raise Big for 150 Mile MS Bike Ride 5/14-15/11

May 14, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. – May 15, 2011
Homestead-Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Boulevard
Homestead, FL 33035-1500

42BELOW Vodka ( and Bacardi to team up to spin out Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the third-year running in the 25th Anniversary of the Zimmerman MS Bike Ride. The 150-mile ride to fight MS is Florida’s largest charity bike tour and, together with eight-year partner, Bacardi, are looking to set a new standard in corporate social responsibility. To date, the Bacardi cyclists are leading the way in terms of participants, 290+ riders strong, as well as fundraising with $107,000 raised. When the two day trek concludes, Bacardi hopes to reach their goal of $140,000 toward research, programs and services to support the 6,000 South Floridians affected by multiple sclerosis.

Eight-year MS race veteran Claudette Halluk, Bacardi’s Director of Business Development, has worked hard to garner interest and participation from Bacardi employees and others in the community is excited about her teams efforts, “I’m so proud of Bacardi, 42BELOW, and the individual efforts of my teammates that make this a successful event every year,” said Claudette. “Because we can fight this disease by simply riding a bike and because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution to the MS Bike Tour, every year we come one step closer to ending MS,” she added.

The MS Bike Ride is Florida’s premier and most exciting charity cycling event featuring an estimated 2,500 cyclists will make the two-day, 150-mile journey from the Maroone Start/Finish Village at Homestead-Miami Speedway to the 42BELOW Village in Key Largo and back as part of the Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness featuring the $25,000 Challenge.

Once all riders arrive at the park, they will celebrate in true 42BELOW fashion with tasty cocktails, great food, and entertainment. Riders can either camp for free at the park or make hotel accommodations. After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, the riders will return back to the Speedway on May 15th for the finale where dedicated volunteers will cheer them across the finish line and present them with a medal. Rest stops will be available every 4 – 9 miles with food, drinks, first aid, bike repair, fun themes and more.

#SxSE Mega #Tweetup Key West 7/15-17/11

SxSE Tweetup Hosted by @vicequeenmaria
July 15-17
Key West
More Information.
Host hotel: Eden House in Key West
Book your room now!

We’re a group of friends on Twitter who love to get together for partying in South Florida! This year’s fourth annual sub-tropical tweetup takes place in Key West, July 15-17. Feel the Twitter love! Please tag all related tweets #sxse. Questions? Please tweet to @sxse.

Schedule of Events
We’re not sure yet what we’re going to do yet (besides just lazing around and enjoying each other’s company) but stay tuned in the coming weeks for a more-or-less organized schedule.

Supported by Soul Of Miami.

Dog Gone Great Day at Keys Woofstock!

Yes, you read that right. WooFstock. As in, woof woof, what your doggy says to you when he needs to go out, or sees someone at your door, or hears the front gate close, or you sneeze, or….

Anyway, this isn’t about my dog’s frequent and annoying habit of barking at the air, it’s about a fantastic, free, dog-friendly event sponsored by MarrVelous Pet Rescues & Adoptions. The location? Well, this is Florida after all, and all fabulous events here take place ocean-front, and Woofstock was no exception. Beautiful Founder’s Park in Islamorada, FL played host to the thousands of furry friends and the people who obsess over them.

Every dog you could imagine was represented at Woofstock: big Great Danes, tiny Chihuahuas, new hybrid types like my unique German Sheagle, marvelous mixes of all kinds, and even a fluffy white guy who was tie-dyed pink, blue, and green in true hippie form. Speaking of tie dye, there certainly was plenty of it. From the vendors to the staff, bright colorful fabric abounded, keeping the theme of the day consistent.

The adjacent dog park served to shed some energy off the excited pups, but all animals were leashed and well-behaved as they explored the many booths. Treats and lunch for dogs and humans alike were for sale at reasonable prices. Local restaurants offering fresh seafood added spice to the usual street food type fare. But by far, the most popular and exciting areas were the doggy dock diving and lure racing. For a meager $10, your little angel could race around the track chasing a stuffed animal or fly through the air and into the pool after his favorite toy. It’s a competition so make a note of your time and distance! Ours was 10.4 seconds, heck yeah!

Plenty of scents for doggy noses and sweet tunes for human eardrums polished up the day perfectly. A local band of teenagers brought ska style funk and fun loving fans who danced hard right up front. Juxtaposed thereafter was the middle aged group of rockers whose drummer crooned 70s ballads and 90s rock anthems to which everyone sings along.

Keys Woofstock was a well-organized event that was fun for the entire family. Next year we’ll be back, and I’ll be sure to get the word out in advance so everyone can enjoy it. If you would like to support Keys Woofstock, please follow the below link to make a donation to the Marr-Velous Pet Rescues & Adoptions of the Florida Keys.













The 2nd Annual Largopalooza Music and Arts Festival presented by Queen of the Scene and DJ Oski 3/12/11

The 2nd Annual Largopalooza Music and Arts Festival
presented by Queen of the Scene and DJ Oski
Saturday, March 12, Noon-11pm
MM 108 Bayside
Key Largo, FL

Admission: $10, Kids under 12 free

Stage 1:
1-1:30pm- Fantastic 5
2-2:30pm Kendra Day
3-3:30 Halfway to Moksha
4-4:30pm Marvlec
5-5:30pm The Regs
6-6:30pm Falseta
7-7:30pm Birthday Gang
8-8:30pm Smaash
9-9:30pm Pawnshop 45

Stage 2:
1:30-2pm Signal 2
2:30-3pm Pat DeLeon
3:30-4pm Joel Nunez Y Lo Nuevo
4:30-5pm Danse Macabre
5:30-6pm The Deadly Blank
6:30-7pm Devinshire
7:30-8pm Waking Delta
8:30-9pm Andares
9:30-10pm Siamese Blu

Stage 3
1-1:30pm In As Much
2-2:30pm When In maine
3-3:30pm Ekkoz
4-4:30pm Forgetting Babylon
5-5:30 Silence Broken
6-6:30pm Atomik
7-7:30pm Pata e’Kabra
8-8:30pm Mind You
9-9:30pm Chamber Of Dreams
10-10:30pm The Push

Stage 4:
1:30-2pm Tables Have Turned
2:30-3pm Jacuzzi HiDive
3:30-4pm Fabian
4:30-5pm Filthy Animals
5:30-6pm Washed In Blood
6:30-7pm Dead In Bed
7:30-8pm D/Effektor
8:30-9pm Hate Machine
9:30-10pm Sun Dry Cilo
10:30-11pm Vanderland

Falcon’s Eclectic Alliance of Rock
(F.E.A.R. TENT) 4pm. 5pm. 6pm.

DJ Darth Revan
DJ Clarke
Spooky DJ

To be a vendor please call Oski at 305.303.3976 and email your info to [email protected] & [email protected]

Operation Smile Hosts 2nd Annual Cocktails and Smiles 3/5/11

Operation Smile Hosts 2nd Annual “Cocktails & Smiles”
Saturday, March 05, 8 PM- 12 AM
Alpine Jaguar
6606 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Dress: Formal Black Tie Optional
Tickets: $100 ( ALL proceeds go to Operation Smile)
Buy Tickets Online.

Enjoy Cocktails, Hors D’Oeuvres, Live Music, Dancing and Silent Auction. With MTV being of our media sponsors, MTV has also generously provided DJ J’Andrés, one of their star DJs to entertain, and Nicolas Felizola, world famous fashion designer will feature his latest collection to benefit this beautiful cause. Jessica Koussevitzky, VH1’s TV Reality Star of “You’re Cut Off” will be there helping us create more “smiles’. Lorenzo Duarte will also be singing to help children around the world. , Daniel Godoy, photographer from Univision, will be at the event and will be taking photographs, for free, of the guests with the stars for a donation. Rosina, model for Sabado Gigante will also attend.

“Cocktails & Smiles” was established to raise funds and awareness about the important mission of Operation Smile. Join us and enjoy a beautiful March evening dedicated to Operation Smile.
We look forward to seeing you!

Free Sunset Cruise featuring The Coffee House Gypsies 8/7/10

Free Sunset Cruise featuring The Coffee House Gypsies
Saturday, August 7 at 5pm
Pontunes Waterfront Tiki Bar
107690 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo
An alt-rock jam concert family friendly event
To reserve your free sunset cruise aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge II pirate ship, call 305-393-5593
You must arrive by 5pm

The award-winning band, The Coffee House Gypsies, returns to the Florida Keys once again for another waterside concert. This time the band is performing as part of The 2010 Key Largo Food & Wine Festival, where Chef Stephan Stoltze will serve exquisite meals with a waterfront view. It all takes place on Saturday, Aug 7th. The hosting venue for The CHG’s alterna-pop-rock concert is “PONTUNES Tiki Bar & Grill and Marina”, located on Mile Marker 108 (Jewfish Creek) in Key Largo. The show starts at 5:00 PM and will last until 9:00 PM. There is no admission and all ages are welcome to attend.

As part of The 2010 Key Largo Food & Wine Festival, the evening features Chef Stephan Stoltze’s special; a delicious Two Course Dinner paired with fine wine for just $37. The Fleetwood Mac-like band will perform a concert of original songs and beloved covers for diners at the soire’. Afterward, PONTUNES is offering a free sunset cruise around Largo (aboard The Queen Anne’s Revenge II ship). The cruise is free for anyone with a reservation at the event. Reservations should be made in advance by phone at 305-393-5593.

About the band: Both The New Times and The Miami Herald compared the music of The Coffee House Gypsies to the likes of Fleetwood Mac and The Mamas and The Papas. The band has won several awards, including one South Florida QOOL Shows Award and several STATUS QuO Awards. Songs from their latest release can be heard playing on Clear Channel’s WKEZ’s Acoustic Key Sundays (96.9 in the upper keys and 93.5 in the lower keys). The band is preparing to release a new album this fall in 2010.

The band invites everyone to check them out online at where visitors can listen to songs, download free music, and watch live footage from past concerts.

For more information about this event please call 305-393-5593 or visit

4th of July Bar Stroll on the Historic Harborwalk in Key West 7/4/10

4th of July Bar Stroll on the Historic Harborwalk in Key West FL
7/4/10, 2:00pm
9 bars and restaurant on the Harborwalk in Key West
Historic Harborwalk
Key West, FL

The Second Annual 4th of July Bar Stroll, a Bar Stroll in RED WHITE and BLUE! The start of the Bar Stroll is at Dante’s on Sunday, July 4th!
Come early and enjoy the beautiful marina-side restaurant, bars and pool!
The first free taste at 2:00 p.m. following the U.S. Navy Honor Guard’s flag demonstration.

9 tastes and a designer t-shirt – $25!
We are offering $1,000 in free entry to our active local military!
This year’s event is sponsored by:
BO’s Fish Wagon
Schooner Wharf
Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe
Sunset Tiki Bar & Grille
Sunset Tiki Bar
Rum Barrel
Island Dogs
Sunset Pier

Key West Weekend Getaway and Sky Diving adventure 8/13-15/10

Key West Weekend Getaway & Sky Diving adventure
August 13-15, 2010,
Key West, Fl.
Facebook Event Page.

Depending on the number of people coming on the trip, we will be chartering a 30 or 50 passenger bus. Estimated transportation cost will be under $50/pp for the round-trip. As soon as we know if we need a 30 or 50 passenger bus, we will be able to provide the exact cost of the transportation per person.

You do not have to go sky diving, but it is an activity we are planning for those who do want to go. We currently have 2 proposals from hotels close to Duval street that can accommodate our group.

The Pier House Resort has offered us a $229 nightly rate for their Lenai Rooms. The rates for that weekend are usually $254/ night. Each Lenai room has a balcony and pool view. They can have either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. The Pier House is located on Duval Street, right next to the pier, so it is extremely central to everything in Key West. If you take a room with 2 queen beds, it can accommodate up to 4 adults.

The other proposal we have is from the Best Western Hibiscus Motel which is located on the opposite end of Duval Street and is a little further from ‘all the action”. The room rates, however, are lower at $129 per night.

I am still waiting to hear back from a few other hotels to see what their pricing is, but I wanted to get this information out to everyone as soon as possible.

Anyone interested in sky diving must be over 18 y/o and weigh less than 240 lbs. A $50 non-refundable deposit will be needed to reserve your spot on the sky diving adventure. The deposit is required because the sky diving company will charge us this money if you cancel. The airplane will take 2 sky divers up at a time (plus the tandem partner). So we are not able to all go together. A spectator’s area is located at the airport where our friends can watch & wait for our safe return.

The cost per person is $245 if you pay by credit card or $225 by using cash. Video and stills are $99 per person.

We need to get an indication of how many people will be coming so we can finish making all the necessary arrangements. To reserve your place in the trip, a $50 deposit will be required for each group that is traveling. This $50 deposit is separate from the $50 deposit for sky diving.

Provisions will be made in case there is any inclement weather that prevents the trip from taking place and you will receive either a refund or the deposit will be applied to the trip for when it is rescheduled. The deposits will be processed through Paypal, so your payment is secure.

Saturday night pub crawl to celebrate our successful sky dives, Sunday return, leaving Key West by 2PM.

We will be finalizing all plans & accommodations after this event is published. Please email [email protected] to get the final details and to reserve your spot on the trip. Space is subject to availability and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Skydive Key West. We are a very personal Dropzone and take tremendous pride in our 100% safety record, our experience (instructors with 5000+ jumps) and our professionalism. And of course, the beautiful Florida Keys is the most gorgeous place to ever make a skydive. We are located on Sugarloaf Key, which is on mile marker 17 on US Hwy 1. That’s just 15-20 Minutes outside of Key West.
We do tandem skydives like you can see on the picture on our website everyday between 10am and sunset. After just a brief training tape, you’ll be able to experience the rush of jumping out of a ‘perfectly good airplane’ and freefall at 120 miles per hour.

Free Cruises at Boatside Coffee House Gypsies Concert at Pontunes Tiki Bar in Key Largo 6/5/10

Saturday, June 5th, 5:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Pontunes Tiki Bar and Marina

On Saturday, June 5th The Coffee House Gypsies (award winning rock band from Miami who won nine Status QuO Live Music Awards in 2008) are coming to Key Largo for a four hour-long boat-side concert at Pontunes Tiki Bar and Marina which will last from 5:00 PM till 9:00 PM.

The Miami Herald and Miami New Times both compared The Coffee House Gypsies to the likes of Fleetwood Mac and The Mamas and The Papas, calling them a “quintessential jam band” while music critics said things like “the music of the Coffee House Gypsies from the Southern tip of Florida is as magical as their name implies.” The band also won the 2009 award for “Best Pop Band” at the South Florida QOOL Shows Awards.

The Largo show on Saturday promises to feature songs from The Gypsies previous two LP releases, as well as some fan favorites from their latest album “The Artist.” The performance will also sport some new songs expected to be on the new upcoming CHG album, and there will surely be some of the typical gypsy-jamming and improvising on stage as well. The band also boasts a collection of 60 covers that they call pull from during the show. The show is admission free and all ages are welcome to attend.

During the concert Pontunes offers a free sunset cruise to anyone wanting to tour Largo aboard The Queen Anne’s Revenge II ship. Guests should call ahead to reserve their spot on the boat (305-451-0864) and arrive 90 minutes prior to sailing for sign-in.

The Coffee House Gypsies invite everyone to visit and download some FREE original music before the show. The website also features live videos and more.

For more information please contact Mr. Oski Gonzalez at [email protected]

Bliss, Fish and Bubbly with Deborah Weed at Gallery Morada 4/3/10

Gallery Morada presents. . . Bliss, Fish and Bubbly
Saturday April 3rd, 4-8 pm
81611 Old Hwy.
Islamorada, FL
Please join us to meet artist Deborah Weed whose Art of Bliss will enchant you, watch gyotaku artist David Denick turn fish into art, sip a glass of bubbly and enjoy a complimentary shoulder massage from therapist Shevaun Young

Cat Shell Performance Schedule for March and April

The incomparable Cat Shell performing live:

Wednesday March 31 @ The Viceroy (Club 50) 485 Brickell Ave, Miami 8:30-11:30pm

Thursday April 1 @ Vinyl & Kai 1131 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 11pm-2am

Friday April 9 @ Sound Theory Radio Show LIVE with Carlos Garcia on WDNA (88.9FM and 7-8pm

Friday April 16 @ Moonchine 7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami 9-11:30pm

Saturday April 17- BDAY BASH- **TBA**

Thursday April 22 @ Seminole Casino 5550 Northwest 40th Street, Coconut Creek 9pm-12:30am

Friday April 23 @ Kitchen 305 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles 8-10:30pm

Saturday April 24 @ Smoke’t Restaurant 1450 South Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables 9-11:30pm

Thursday April 29 @ Vinyl & Kai 1131 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 11pm-2am

Friday April 30 @ Pontunes Tiki Bar- Trio Show w/ SJ & Joshua Stedman 107690 Oversea’s Highway, Key Largo 7-10pm

Spam Allstars are Back in Action 1/14-17/10

Spam Allstars are back in full swing for 2010. This year will be full of gigging, recording, and new releases from the Spam Allstars family.

First off…Spam Allstars present Rumberos de la 8. In December, Spamusica Records released this debut recording digitally. This month the CD will come out. Stay tuned for the record release party details and get your copy at any of the shows or online. Rumberos de la 8 is an all-star group of percussionists and singers hailing from Cuba and Puerto Rico, and born on the streets of Miami. They perform each week with Spam Allstars at their residency in Little Havana, FL at Hoy Como Ayer. Their debut recording features Boris Monterecy, Sonyalsi Feldman, Tomas Diaz, Mercedes Abal, Lazaro Alfonso, Joxi Caballero, Diosvany Boulet, Yoel del Sol, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jose Elias, J.J. Freire, & Ray Romero Jr. This is the first analog rumba recording out of Miami in over 20 years. It was recorded and mixed by Le Spam at City Of Progress Studio in N. Miami, FL between August 2008 – July 2009. Artwork by Charlie Rosario who created distinctive covers for Charlie Palmieri, Tito Puente and other artists on Fania, Coco and other 60’s and 70’s latin labels. Get more info from the links below.

Purchase it now:
En Vivo:

And Spam Allstars play LIVE this week….

Thursday – January 14th – Hoy Como Ayer
2212 SW 8th Street
Little Havana, FL
9pm doors, ladies free and 2 for 1 drinks until 11pm
RUMBEROS DE LA 8 to kick off the night

Friday – January 15th – Respectable Street
518 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL
9pm show

Saturday & Sunday – January 16th & 17th – Green Parrot
801 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL
10pm show each night

The 3rd Annual Fun Day & Celebrity Bartending Event 9/12/09

PDF Invite

Islamorada, Florida – Please join us on Saturday, September 12th for an all day event to support our Troops. The 3rd Annual Fun Day & Celebrity Bartending Event, benefits Forgotten Soldiers Outreach (FSO). This year we are excited to offer activities for kids and families from 12-4pm, and other adult type activities and entertainment starting at 4 pm.
Super Waterslide, Rock Climbing Wall, Bounce House, boot camp agility exercise, dunk tank, casting tournament, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, Magic by Michael Trixx, and Lemonade, Icees, Hot Dogs and MORE……..Lots of Fun, all in Support of our Troops Overseas!

For kids and families there will be a Boot Camp Style Obstacle Course, children “activities”, a Very special “interactive creative art session” with local artist Pasta Pantaleo, Live Entertainment and more. During these events we will be selling Hot dogs, Icees, lemonade, cotton candy and popcorn. All donations to participate in the event and for the food will be donated to FSO!

At 4PM, National Recording Artist and Local Celebrity Kathy Buchanan will kick off the afternoon events by singing the National Anthem. The Celebrity bartenders will begin serving drinks. Other live Entertainment will continue throughout the evening with many local performers, and also National Recording Artists, Amber Leigh and the JD Danner Band who has traveled military bases performing for our troops. At sunset there will be a very special ceremony including a 21 Gun Salute and the floating of a wreath to commemorate our soldiers, and the lives lost in the events of 9/11. Finally throughout the afternoon hours a silent auction / fund raiser will be open to the public on the lawn of Worldwide Sportsman.

Please join us for a wonderful fun-filled day and evening to benefit FSO, who’s mission is to send monthly “We Care” packages full of “a little bit of home” to our United States servicemen and servicewomen serving overseas. More than 4,000 United States Servicemen and Servicewomen are scheduled to be deployed this year out of FLORIDA alone……..we need YOUR help in being able to continue our mission in sending these monthly “we care” packages……

For more information on this event, contact Lynelle Zelnar at [email protected] or call 561-248-6064. For more information about Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the State of Florida and State of Georgia, please log on to or call our National Operations Center at 561-369-2933

Guitarists Jennifer Batten and Vicki Genfan to Perform in Florida Keys 5/18/09

Monday, May 18
8 p.m.
TIB Amphitheater

On Monday, May 18, at the TIB Bank of the Keys Amphitheater, fans can experience two of the most critically acclaimed guitarists playing today — Jennifer Batten and Vicki Genfan.

At one point Batten was in 6 different bands, playing everything from straight ahead rock, to metal, fusion, and funk. A major turning point came when she was selected from more than 100 guitarists to play in Michael Jackson’s band, resulting in 3 world tours over 10 years and playing in front of almost 5 million people.

Spring of 98’ saw Batten joining legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, resulting in two CDs (“Who Else,” “You Had It Coming”) and corresponding world tours. Says

the Cleveland Plain Dealer of Jennifer’s Rock N Roll Hall of Fame performance honoring Les Paul: “The evening’s showstopper was Jennifer Batten…amazing and technically dazzling.”

Vicki Genfan has captivated both US and international audiences with a unique style that defies description. Winner of the prestigious 2008 Guitar Player’s “Guitar Superstar”Award, Vicki has developed a sound all her own.

As Joel Selvin of the San Francisco Chronicle writes, “Genfan doesn’t just play guitar. She also slaps it, tickles it, fondles it, scratches it, tosses it around in her hands and coaxes all kinds of unlikely, rhythmic sounds out of the otherwise simple instrument.”

Vicki is that rare artist whose live performances are becoming legendary among fans.

Genfan’s newest release is “UnCovered.”

More Info

Buzzard’s Roost Key Largo Food & Wine Fest 8/5/08

Sounds kind of fun.

Key Largo Food and Wine Fest Kick Off 8/1/08

Key Largo Food and Wine Fest Kick Off
Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

Key Largo becomes a food and wine lover’s paradise during the Key Largo Food and Wine Fest from August 1 to 9. Set on an island known for its bountiful tropical fruit, fresh snapper, tuna, mahi-mahi, shrimp and lobster, local restaurateurs and chefs, together with vintners, winemakers and vineyard owners from around the world, will showcase their talents and wines at 33 events. There will be gourmet wine dinners with cultural specialties, feasts and fiestas, food-pairing adventures and explorations of wines from around the world. Join celebrity chef Dr. Jim Boilini for a six-course Italian extravaganza on Friday. Celebrate the beginning of the Florida Keys lobster season on Wednesday with a Florida lobster feast at Bayside Grille (MM 99). On Saturday, August 9, there’s a final free-pour dinner. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events, prices and reservation information.
Sundowner’s Restaurant
Mile Marker 103.9 Bayside, Key Largo
305-394-3736 (Sue Finney)