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Events in the Florida Keys for April, 2024
Year: Month:  
January 17 to April 17,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum: Dive into Art - Coral Creations
See the History of Diving Museum's featured exhibit, "Dive Into Art: Coral Creations." The exhibit showcases art from across the Florida Keys, including works from local schools and members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles. Each piece focuses on a theme of coral conservation, with educational interpretation provided by local coral conservation groups.


February 23 to April 28,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society: Shadow & Light Art Exhibit
The juried exhibit, "Shadow & Light" celebrates the work of over 50 Keys artists who contributed works in a variety of mediums that capture the natural light of the Florida Keys. These visual expressions evoke contemplation, wonder and introspection. The exhibition runs through April 28 in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.


March 13 to April 06,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse: Murder on the Orient Express
A snowdrift stops a luxurious train in its tracks. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, and the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer. This production is Ken Ludwig’s new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Tickets $40 to $85. Showtimes at 8 p.m. 407 Wall Street at Mallory Square.


April 02,  in Key West
Tennessee Williams Theatre: Dinosaur World, Live!
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World, Live! in this "roarsome" interactive show for all the family. Discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage. Showt at 7 p.m. Tickets $18 to $68. 5901 College Rd.


April 04 to April 06,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theatre: Disenchanted!
Forget the princesses you think you know. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses are not happy with the way they've been portrayed in today's pop culture, so in this musical comedy, they've come to life to set the record straight. The show is such a hit that dates have been extended through April 6. Performances take place Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets $28. 5101 Overseas Highway.


April 04,  in Key West
Studios of Key West: First Thursday Open House
During the First Thursday Open House event, the Studios keep the lights on late and throw the doors open to celebrate the newest work in its galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the various galleries. 6 to 8 p.m. at 533 Eaton St.


April 05 to April 07,  in Key West
Studios of Key West: The Papers, A Musical
A staged reading of a musical adaptation of Henry James’ novella, "The Aspern Papers." The story, originally set in 1888 Venice, has shifted to contemporary Key West. The piece asks how we contend with the art and accomplishments of flawed people. How do we appreciate the achievements of heroes who may also be villains? Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances at 8 p.m. in Helmerich Theater. 533 Eaton St.


April 05,  in Key West
Key West Theater: David Feder - Limitless Guitar
David Feder's laid-back, bohemian style easily disguises his virtuosity on the nylon string Flamenco Guitar. Three decades of island living in the Florida Keys has influenced Feder’s breezy, approachable and sophisticated music. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets available online or at the box office. 512 Eaton St.


April 05,  in Key West
Habitat for Humanity of Key West & the Lower Keys: Tropical Gala
Visitors are invited to join residents for the annual celebration in support of Habitat for Humanity at the Harry S. Truman Little White House, 111 Front St. The Tropical Gala event features a delicious dinner, top shelf libations, games, auctions and more. 6 to 10 p.m.


April 05,  in Key West
Key West Outdoor Movies: Puss in Boots 2
All are welcome to this free Key West Outdoor Movie Night featuring "Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish" on the lawn at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the movie starting at dark at approximately 7:15 p.m. Bring a blanket or a low-profile chair. Popcorn is free.


April 06,  in Key West
Wesley House Family Services: Black Tie Benefit - Key West
The Black Tie Benefit in Key West raises funds for Wesley House Family Services. This evening of Tropical Elegance takes place at Beachside Resort & Residences, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing.


April 07,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Seafood Festival & Art Show
Get ready to enjoy fresh seafood, a fish dip contest, cocktails, craft beer and more, along with live music by the Lower Mat Cats at the annual seafood and art show at the Islamorada Moose Lodge on Old Road at mile marker 81.5. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $5 donation is appreciated.


April 07,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market: Be the Change Edition
Shop a curated outdoor market displaying delicious culinary creations, fresh produce, fine crafts, art, jewelry and more from talented Florida Keys makers. Listen to awesome local musicians, meet talented local authors and support the market's featured cause. This week, you're invited to "Be the Change" by supporting Kids Come First in the Florida Keys with donations. As always, the market offers a full bar and is open 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White St.


April 09,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Lecture
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents a free lecture on the subject of "Connecting to Nature while Protecting Paradise" by Lindsey Crews with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. She'll discuss the founding of the marine sanctuary, what it looks like today, and how everyday people can impact its future while working toward the protection of marine life. The presentation starts at 6 p.m. at the Monroe County Library in Islamorada, mile marker 81.8 bayside.
Contact: 305-393-0940


April 09 to April 27,  in Key West
Red Barn Theater: The Lifespan of a Fact
With a deadline looming, a talented writer, a desperate magazine editor and a young aggressive fact checker go head-to-head in this oh-so-funny and gripping dispute over factual truth vs. the beauty of literary dishonesty. Showtime 7 p.m. 319 Duval St.


April 10,  in Key West
Key West Theater: Tab Benoit
Delta swamp blues master Tab Benoit brings songs of the bayou along with Ghalia Volt and an all-star Louisiana roots band to Key West Theater. Doors open 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. 512 Eaton St.


April 10,  in Islamorada
Florida Keys History & Discovery Center: Fish Tales
This edition of the museum's spring lecture series features "Fish Tales" from three iconic members of the Islamorada angling community, Captains Tim Klein and Skip Bradeen and angler and conservation advocate Betsy Bullard. Attend in person for $10 or virtual for $5. Door open at 5 p.m. for light appetizers and a cash bar; lecture at 6 p.m.


April 11 to April 13,  in Key West
Key West Sailfish Tournament
The inaugural Key West Sailfish Tournament April 11th through the 13th is a two-day, all-release sailfish contest, with optional categories for heaviest tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Tournament activities will be held at Dante's Key West Pool Bar & Restaurant, 955 Caroline St.


April 12,  in Key West
Truman Little White House: Plein Air Painting Competition
Be inspired by the beauty of the tropical landscaping and grounds at the Truman Little White House during the TRU-ly Amazing Art Plein Air Competition from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The contest this year is led by artist Wesley Truman Daniel, great-grandson of President Harry S. Truman. Painters will be provided with an authentic 1911 roof shingle from the Truman Little White House as their canvas. Participating artists must bring their own painting supplies. The winning piece will be selected by popular vote and announced at that evening's Truman Music Series Concert. Tickets $35. 210 Front St.


April 12 to March 12,  in Marathon
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center: Sip & Sleuth
Solve a mystery and win some prizes at the Speakeasy Sip & Sleuth at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. The nature center is located at 5550 Overseas Hwy, bayside. Meet at the service gate across from McDonalds to enter the event.


April 12,  in Key West
Coffee Butler Amphitheater: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Globally-recognized musician Michael Franti and his band Spearhead, along with Bombargo, perform in a high-energy show filled with inspiring music. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. 21 E. Quay Rd.
Contact: Coffee Butler Amphitheater
Email: [email protected]

April 13,  in Key West
Plant a Million Corals: Reefs & Rhythms
Sip frosty brews on the Waterfront Brewery's rooftop, enjoy live music and learn about Plant a Million Corals' ambitious goals for coral restoration. Support the organization through raffles and by bidding on items in a silent auction. There will be food and drink specials provided by the brewery at the event from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 201 William St.


April 13,  in Marathon
Seven Mile Bridge Run
The 43rd annual Seven Mile Bridge Run takes place Saturday, April 13. Motorists need to be aware that the bridge will close in both directions from 6 a.m. to 9 a..m. Saturday morning. Law enforcement will open the bridge to traffic promptly at 9 a.m. The race is a bucket list adventure for the field of 1,500 runners who participate.


April 14,  in Big Pine
Sheriff's Animal Farm Open House
Visit the family-friendly Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm, open the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Visits are free of charge, but donations are always welcomed. Stock Island Detention Center, 5501 College Rd.


April 14,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Community Entertainment: Bay Jam
The 29th annual Bay Jam takes over the amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The art and music festival features a full days' lineup of musicians along with art, craft and food and beverage vendors. Admission to the performances and Bay Jam is free but there is a $10 charge for parking.


April 14,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market: Ocean Awareness Edition
Shop a curated outdoor market displaying delicious culinary creations, fresh produce, fine crafts, art, jewelry and more from talented Florida Keys makers. Listen to awesome local musicians, meet talented local authors and support the market's featured cause. This week, you're invited to support Ocean Awareness. Reef Relief will be there to help you lean ways to improve and protect our oceans, and would appreciate your donations. The market offers a full bar and is open 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White St.


April 14,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theatre: Drag Queen Bingo
Drag Queen Bingo is back with the theme Black Widow. Costumes are welcomed but not required. Doors and concessions open 4 p.m.; bingo from 5 to 7 p.m. $10 admission. 5101 Overseas Highway.


April 16,  in Key West
Connections Project: Key West Reception
For years, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts has gathered mini-canvases from area artists to create one large Keys art mural/mosaic its annual Connections Project. This year, the council created five separate murals and, at each opening reception in each region of the Keys, is including live music to create a multi-faceted celebration of the artistic spirit that makes the Keys so special. The free Key West reception on April 16 culminates the Connections Project. It takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Williams Hall, 729 Fleming St. Attendees can enjoy live music by Jillian Todd, Bobby Nesbit and Carmen Rodriguez. Individual canvases from the mosaic are to be available for purchase for $100 each.


April 17 to April 27,  in Key West
Fringe Theater: Death and the Maiden
A white-knuckle thriller and riveting tug-of-war. Who do you believe - your deeply troubled spouse, or your new persuasive friend? Winner of the 1992 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Tickets $45-$60. 7 p.m. at the Armory, 600 White St.


April 17,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum: Immerse Yourself Presentation
April's Immerse Yourself presentation features Ian Combs, Mote Marine Lab's coral nursery manager at Summerland Key. He will present information on Mote's holistic approach to coral restoration, including the important role of crabs in nursery health. The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the museum. Register online for either in-person or online participation.


April 18,  in Key West
Key West Theater: Rock 'n Roll Burlesque Show
Key West Burlesque presents the Rock 'n Roll Bulesque Show, an immersive night of rock music and mesmerizing performances. The show features rock and roll hits of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s played by the Mark King Band. Doors open at 7 p.m; show at 8 p.m. Tickets available online and at the box office at 512 Eaton St.


April 18,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk
The Morada Way Arts & Cultural District’s Third Thursday Art Walk in Islamorada is the organization’s landmark, monthly event. On the Third Thursday of each month, Keys-inspired fine artists, vendors, residents, and visitors congregate on Morada Way in Islamorada to celebrate the arts and culture in the Florida Keys. Enjoy a relaxing evening from 6-9 p.m. perusing local fine art, imbibing local craft beer and wine and listening to music, in the area between mile markers 81 and 82.


April 18 to April 20,  in Marathon
Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament
This sailfish challenge benefits Mission Fishin’, a South Florida nonprofit that helps fund marine adventures for foster children, kids with special needs, and their families. Prizes are to be awarded to the top three boat teams and top male, female and junior anglers among others. Tickets are available for non-anglers to attend the awards banquet and fundraising auction, Saturday, April 20th, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, mile marker 53 bayside.


April 18 to April 28,  in Key Largo
Key Players: Escape to Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett’s "Escape to Margaritaville" is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more. This hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for. Shows dates are April 18, 19 and 20; and 25, 26, and 27 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee April 28. Performances at Murray Nelson Government Center, MM 102 bayside.


April 18,  in Key West
College of the Florida Keys VIP Speaker Series: State of the National Marine Sanctuary
Sarah Fangman, Superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, discusses managing the sanctuary under stress and how marine researchers and the community have responded in novel ways to try to protect threatened resources. 7 p.m., tickets $5 at the door. 5901 College Rd.


April 19,  in Key West
Conch Republic Day Independence Celebration: Conchy Beach Cleanup
Join other citizens of the Conch Republic for the annual Conchy Beach Cleanup, a fun way to meet others and to help kick off the annual celebration of Independence in the Florida Keys. Show up and tools will be provided for you. Meet at the Key West Bocce Court parking lot, 1801 White St. The cleanup begins at 8 and runs until 9 a.m. Organized by Plogging the Keys and Help Keep the Conch Republic Beautiful.


April 19 to April 28,  in Key West
42nd Annual Conch Republic Days
Fans and friends of the Florida Keys’ Conch Republic can celebrate the irreverent "nation's" 42nd birthday with activities including a tall ship pirate adventure, traditional shrimp boil, sunset boat parade, tour of the USCGC Ingham floating maritime museum, reenactment of the Great Sea Battle of the Conch Republic, the World's Longest Parade, Drag Races on Duval Street and more. The annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration commemorates the Keys’ symbolic 1982 secession from the United States and reinvention as the eccentric republic.


April 19,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater: Dramatic Wine Tasting
This wine tasting is not so much for serious wine drinkers, but more for fun-loving wine drinkers. Participate in a blind taste test of red wines to determine which wine is your favorite, and try to identify what type of wine it is. $10 cash entry fee includes four sample wine pours and light snacks. There will also be a cash bar. 6 to 7 p.m. 5101 Overseas Highway.


April 19,  in Key West
Conch Republic Independence Celebration: Opening Ceremony and Kick-Off Party
The annual celebration of the creation of the Conch Republic's official opening ceremony takes from 5 to 6 p.m. at Mallory Square, 400 Wall St. That is followed by the official Kick-Off Party and Conch Shell Blowing Contest at Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St., beginning at 7 p.m. Both events are open to the public with no ticket required.


April 20,  in Big Pine
Bahia Honda State Park Earth Day Celebration
Learn about earth-friendly activities and practices from numerous conservation-minded vendors and enjoy live music, touch tanks, games and crafts. A scavenger hunt will send kids on a journey to visit the festival’s many exhibitors. The park adopted the global Earth Day theme for this year’s event, “Planet vs. Plastic,” with a focus on joining together in partnership to protect our planet by embracing practices that promote a sustainable and healthy environment.


April 20,  in Big Pine
Plant a Million Corals: Earth Day Celebration & Mangrove Planting
Join the teams from Plant a Million Corals and Coastlove at Summerland Farms, mile marker 23.8 bayside, for an Earth Day open house. It will be a day of music, refreshments, fun educational activities, tours of the coral and mangrove nurseries, and you will also get the chance to plant baby mangroves. The Monroe County Fire Department will be onsite with their famous snow cones. The event is free.


April 20,  in Islamorada
Swim Across America: Florida Keys Open Water Swim
The Swim America Florida Keys Open Water Swim raises funds that go directly to cancer research and patient care programs at Miami Cancer Institute. Each participating swimmer age 18 and over is asked to raise a minimum of $500, and those under 18, a minimum of $200. Swimmers can elect to swim alone or as part of a team. Distance options are 1/2 mile; 1 mile; and 2 miles. The event takes place at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside. Swimming starts at 9:45 a.m. and there is to be a post-event celebration on the Founders Park beach at 11:15 a.m.


April 20,  in Big Pine
Stock Island Earth Day Cleanup
Join this annual cleanup around Stock Island that takes place during the Conch Republic Independence Celebration from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day. Stop by Bernstein Park at 6751 5th St. to pick up vests, pokers and buckets. Stop by whenever you can and spend as much or as little time as you have to volunteer.


April 20,  in Key West
Earth Day 5k Run/Walk
The Key West Southernmost Runners' 26th annual Earth Day 5k Run/Walk takes place Saturday at Truman Waterfront Park at the end of Southard St. The start and finish line is near the U.S .Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Proceeds from the race benefit the Conch Republic Marine Army, a local non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to cleaning and restoring the shallow mangrove habitats of the Florida Keys. Registration is $25 per person (free for children under 5 with a parent). Participants can register online or in person at the race location from 5 to 7 p.m. April 19, and at 7 a.m. April 20 before the 8 a.m. race start.


April 20,  in Key West
Mote Marine Laboratory: Ocean Fest - A Community Celebration
Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco-travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day and the marine environment during a fun day of crafts, games, music, food, local brews and shopping. There will be two kids' fishing clinics for children age 7-12 fro 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also 2 to 4 p.m. The Keys' treasured marine environment will be showcased along with raising money for coral reef research, restoration and conservation. Attendees can explore conservation and environmental exhibits, meet Mote scientists and learn how you can help.


April 20,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater: Story Slam
Embrace the art of storytelling at the theater's Story Slam effects Saturday at 6 p.m. Enjoy the show or join as a participating storyteller. Storytellers are asked to tell a story in line with the theme, "The Best of Times, the Worst of Times." Everyone will vote on the best stories. $10 at the door. 6 p.m. at 5101 Overseas Highway.


April 20,  in Key West
Key West Botanical Garden Speaker Series: To Save an Orchid
Leigh Coolidge with the Key West Orchid Society explains the joint venture between the society and the botanical garden to conserve, preserve and protect Florida Keys native orchids.


April 21 to April 24,  in Islamorada
Herman Lucerne Memorial Tarpon Cup
The prestigious, Islamorada-based Herman Lucerne Memorial Tarpon Cup features guided anglers competing in the Everglades backcountry to catch and release the most tarpon in support of ecosystem preservation and improvement.


April 21,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater: A Concert for Kids featuring Mateo
This family-friendly concert featuring internationally-acclaimed guitarist Mateo is a child’s introduction to multiple forms of music played on classical guitar, including classical, Spanish, folk, flamenco, blues, Latin and traditional. Adults $15; kids free. 5101 Overseas Highway.


April 22,  in Key West
Reef Relief: Earth Day Key West Cleanup
Visitors are invited to join locals and the team from Reef Relief for an Earth Day cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the stage in front of the Edward B. Knight (White Street) Pier. The first 100 participants will receive a free pair of flip flops.


April 22,  in Key West
Earth Day Jam with That Hippie Band
Groove to the music of the 60s and 70s focused on environmental protection with That Hippie Band. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Tickets available online or at the theater box office at 512 Eaton St.


April 22,  in Key West
Plogging the Keys: Earth Day Cleanup at US 1 and Cow Key Channel Bridge
Join other volunteers for an Earth Day Cleanup event Sunday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. of the area around US 1, the Triangle, the Cow Key Channel Bridge and surrounding streets. Meet alongside Tavern N Town and US 1 to pick up your vest, gloves, bucket and picker. One hour makes a huge difference, so start your day by taking part! After the cleanup, Tavern N Town will provide breakfast and coffee to all volunteers.


April 22,  in Big Pine
Conch Republic Independence Celebration: K-9 Muster Party
Calling all Canines – We want You! The Conch Republic Military’s K-9 Unit joins forces with the Florida Keys SPCA for the annual Reenlistment and Recruitment Muster, where one of the K-9 Corps members will win the "‘Best in Show" Prize for their combat gear. Each canine’s $25 annual K-9 Corps membership fee includes the muster, doggie bags with goodies, small nibbles for pups, and Yappy Hour prices for their handlers, and is required to participate in the Thursday Conch Republic Longest Parade K-9 Corp Crew. Costume judging at 6pm. The festivities take place at Bad Boy Taqueria at the Perry Hotel, 7011 Shrimp Rd., Stock Island.


April 23,  in Big Pine
Florida Keys Wildlife Society: Full Moon Kayak Excursion
This kayak excursion, sponsored by Captain Bill Keogh of Big Pine Kayak Adventures, takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the waters surrounding the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key. The trip begins at Old Wooden Bridge Marina, 1791 Bogie Road, and proceeds across the water to No Name Key and north. Call or text Captain Bill at 305-872-7474 to reserve your spot and your kayak and gear. Cost is $30, which is a donation to Florida Keys Wildlife Society.
Contact: Capt. Bill Keogh 305-872-7474


April 23 to April 24,  in Key West
Studios of Key West: Abbie Gardner in Concert
Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana group Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar playing. Her live show is truly unique—as an award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, and a world-class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Wednesday night's show starts at 8 p.m. on the roof at Hugh's View; Thursday night's show is 7 p.m. in Helmerich Theater. 533 Eaton St.


April 23,  in Key Largo
Trashy Tuesday Cleanup at Harry Harris Park
Sereia Films, an educational non-profit organization, is holding a "Trashy Tuesday" cleanup of the mangrove shoreline at Harry Harris Park, 50 E. Beach Rd, on the oceanside of U.S. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. Gloves, garbage bags, buckets and water refills will be provided. Contact the organizer online to RSVP.


April 24 to May 11,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse: Lost in Yonkers
Neil Simon's story, set in 1942 Brooklyn, of two brothers, Jay and Arty, who must learn to live with their stern Grandma, their Aunt Bella, and their Uncle Louie, a henchman for some gangsters. Showtimes at 8 p.m. with a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee on May 4. Tickets $40 to $85. 407 Wall Street at Mallory Square.


April 25,  in Key West
Tennessee Williams Theatre: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
The world-renowned, all-male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo visits Key West to present a brilliant combination of skillful ballet movements and hilarious parodies of classic ballets such as Swan Lake. Founded in New York in 1974, the company, affectionately known as the Trocks, began by performing late-night in Broadway lofts to small audiences who appreciated the ensemble’s iconoclastic humour. In the 50 years since, the company has grown to appeal to an ever-growing audience who flock to theatres around the world each season to see these "prima ballerinas" perform. Tickets $35 to $135. Show at 8 p.m. 5901 College Rd.


April 26 to April 28,  in Marathon
7-Mile Offshore Grand Prix
Now in its second year, this spectacular race event from Race World Offshore offers excitement and heart-pounding action in the Gulf of Mexico, with viewing of the entire race course available from the pedestrian-friendly Old Seven Mile Bridge. The race is the kick-off event in the American Powerboat Racing Association National Series.


April 26,  in Key West
Key West Theater: The Wallflowers
Jakob Dylan and his band, the Wallflowers perform at Key West Theater. Doors open 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. 512 Eaton St.


April 26,  in Big Pine
Free Fishing Seminar
Enjoy a free fishing seminar filled with tips and techniques from Lower Keys fishing guides. 5 to 7 p.m. at Island Welcome Real Estate, 24437 Overseas Highway bayside. There will also be food, drinks, fish art and more.


April 27,  in Key Largo
REEF Arts & Science Festival
Dive into creativity at this family-friendly event featuring local artists and environmental organizations. The event aims to engage participants and show how the arts can connect everyone to science and conservation. Enjoy interactive displays, educational games and hands-on art activities. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the REEF campus in the median at 98300 Overseas Highway.


April 27,  in Marathon
Leadership Monroe Spring GradFest
Leadership Monroe County will celebrate its Class 31 graduation with the Leadership Spring GradFest, a community festival and alumni reunion to be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Marathon Community Park, MM49. The family-friendly event features multiple food trucks, games, a bounce house, water slide, a classic car show, axe throwing booth, the Key West Police Mounted Patrol Unit and the Navy K-9 squad, all-day music, artists and non-profit exhibit booths, a raffle, class graduation ceremony and more. Admission $10; children 12 and under free.


April 27 to May 03,  in Marathon
Tarponian Tournament
Rules of this high-energy three-evening tournament mandate that each team fishes with a different captain each outing. Teams also rotate among the three major bridge channels in Marathon, so any potential “hot spots” are shared among all anglers. The tournament's opening and closing events take place at Florida Keys Steak & Lobster House, mile marker 48 bayside. Call 267-210-1952 for information.


April 27,  in Islamorada
Pops in the Park: Sci-Fi Serenade
The free Florida Keys Community Concert Band performance on Sat. April 27 is themed: "Sci-Fi Serenade." The program includes selections from “Music of the Spheres” along with space movie music. Come dressed to impress in your sci-fi best for an out-of-this-world costume contest. Bring chairs and blankets for seating.


April 27,  in Key West
Key West Botanical Garden: Earth Day/Arbor Day Eco-Fair
Celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day with an Eco-Fair at Key West Botanical Garden from on April 27. Activities include a docent-led tour of the garden at 10:30 a.m.; children's art activities from 10 a.m. to noon; a tour of the Key West Native Nursery at 11:30 a.m.; a composting demonstration at noon; a rain barrel workshop from 1 to 2 p.m.; a bicycle raffle at 1 p.m. and native plant sales from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


April 28 to July 31,  in Key West
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: Art in the Garden
Emphasizing harmony with nature, the return of Art in the Garden showcases local art and sculptures with artistic expressions. Artworks are earth-friendly in the selection of materials and themes and include recycled, repurposed, and natural material. Meander over garden boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade, colorful blossoms and winged creatures to spot many beautiful works of art. View daily through July 31. 5210 College Rd.


April 28,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market: Conch Republic Edition
This is the last Artisan Market of the season until November and is a special salute to the Conch Republic. Shop a curated outdoor market displaying delicious culinary creations, fresh produce, fine crafts, art, jewelry and more from talented Florida Keys makers. Listen to awesome local musicians and meet talented local authors. The market offers a full bar and is open 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White St.


April 28,  in Key West
Coffee Butler Amphitheater: The Price is Right Live
Come on down! The Price is Right Live comes to Key West's Coffee Butler Amphitheater April 28. Ticket holders will have the chance to register to be a contestant and play to win valuable prizes. If you're a fan of The Price is Right on TV, you're going to love this exciting, live (non-televised) version of the show.


April 28,  in Key West
Coffee Butler Amphitheater: The Price is Right Live
The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on television's longest running and most popular gameshow...from Plinko to Cliffhangers to The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 20 years, the Price Is Right Live has entertained millions of guests and given away more than 15 million dollars in cash and prizes. Tickets start at $60. Showtime 8 p.m. 21 Quay Rd.


April 28,  in Big Pine
Sheriff's Animal Farm Open House
Visit the family-friendly Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm, open the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Visits are free of charge, but donations are always welcomed. Stock Island Detention Center, 5501 College Rd.


April 28,  in Key West
Schooner Wharf Bar: Wrecker's Cup Race
The final race of the 39th annual Wrecker's Cup Race Series to Sand Key kicks off Sunday at 1 p.m. The all-in-fun race series recalls the tradition of the wreckers from Key West in the 1800s. All sailing vessels, local sailors and visiting yachtsmen are welcome to join the regatta. Spectators can view from Schooner Wharf and the Historic Seaport. After the race, first, second and third place will be awarded in each division, with trophies, a bottle of Pusser’s rum, Schooner Wharf Bar tabs and wrecker T-shirts as prizes. Find Schooner Wharf Bar at 202 William St.




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