Key West Calendar: Fun in the Sun, April 2018 Edition 

Key West Calendar: Fun in the Sun, April 2018 Edition
Looking for a quick getaway to Key West via Salt Island Seaplanes, but don’t know what do to? The following activities—everything from tasty food events to wacky bed and paddle races—are all waiting for you in Key West. Enjoy!
And don’t forget to book your next trip to Key West with Salt Island Seaplanes. From takeoff to the on-water landing, Salt Island Seaplanes can get you there! To reserve a flight to Key West visit saltislandseaplanes.com or call 239-263-7258 (SALT).
Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration
Through April 9, 2018
A six-week commemoration of Tennessee Williams, the literary icon who lived on the island for thirty-four years, wraps up in early April. The fest boasts a full roster of writing and painting contests, film and poetry forums, and curated tours of the Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Avenue. The fest is presented by the newly-merged Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit and the Key West Art & Historical Society.
Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS
April 03 – 26, 2018
A master of impersonations, both visually and vocally, with impeccable comic timing Christopher Peterson’s eye-catching “EyeCons” show is all LIVE, no lip-sync. Thrill to his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Cher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, even Lady GaGa. Show times 9 p.m., at La te da 1125 Duval St.
Contact: Tickets 305-296-6706
Mote’s 8th Annual Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration
Saturday April 14, 2018
Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to announce its 8th annual Ocean Fest from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at NOAA’s Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and newly remodeled Truman Waterfront. Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco-travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment as we explore conservation exhibits, view and purchase wares from local artists and vendors, experience touch tanks, and listen to live music all while raising funds for coral reef research and restoration. Art activities to be led by renowned marine artist Wyland.
23rd Annual Taste of Key West
23rd Annual Taste of Key West
Monday, April 16, 2018
Scores of area restaurants present mouthwatering samples of their cuisine to benefit AIDS Help Inc. The culinary celebration takes place at Mallory Square. The open-air gala traditionally spotlights indulgent edibles such as tropical and Caribbean-influenced cuisine, fresh-off-the-boat local seafood, vegetarian dishes and European specialties — all accompanied by a selection of wines from around the world.
Red Barn Theater presents: Cry It Out
April 17- May 05, 2018
Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her funny and forthright neighbor, Lina, also a new mom, for coffee. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during nap times…while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie’s yard. This comedy with dark edges takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the dilemma of returning to work, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. Show times and tickets online. Red Barn Theater is located at 319 Duval St.
Fringe Theater presents: Conch Republic Re-Visited
April 19-28, 2018
Ever wonder just how the Conch Republic was born? Four actors tell the tale in this fast-moving comedy that is filled with music, confetti, and flags – which actually IS a lot like how the Conch Republic WAS born! Find out why we seceded where others failed! Shows 7 p.m., 4/19-22, 4/24-28 at The Studios of Key West. 533 Eaton Street.
South Florida Symphony Presents: MW Series IV: Symphonie Fantastique
Thursday, April 19,2018
Symphonie Fantastique is an epic for a huge orchestra. Through its movements, it tells the story of an artist’s self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. Nimrod Borenstein’s “If You Will It It Is No Dream”, based on words of Theodore Herzl, was composed as a celebration Israel’s 70th Anniversary.
Performance at 7:30 p.m., Tennessee Williams Theater, 5901 College Road.
36th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration
April 20-29, 2018
With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic’s 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.
Free Admission, First Day of National Park Week: Dry Tortugas National Park
Saturday, April 21,2018
National Park Service is offering free entrance in celebration of National Park Week. At Dry Tortugas National Park, please check in with our official providers of transportation to the park for schedules, prices, and reservations. (All transportation departs from Key West.) Ferries and seaplanes leaving from Key West will waive park entrance fees.
Key West Paddle Classic
Wednesday-Thursday, April 25-26, 2018
Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Other events include a kick-off registration party, paddleboard clinics and races for kids.
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