The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
October 28 , 2019

2019 Key West Film Festival Golden Key Award Recipients 
Actor Tom Skerritt with Many Film Credits Inc. MASH and Alien & Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce "Boys Don't Cry" (More Below in a Few Sections)

The Complete 2019 / 2020 Season Schedule for the WaterFront Playhouse (More Below)

World Renowned Legendary Key West Artist Martha Watson Sauer.  Her Exhibition "Surroundings" at KWAHS Custom House

Pt. 1 of 3 : Photos from the 2019 Zombie Bike Ride 

Stephen Muldoon

Steve Harlan

Steve Barton
Jay & Wyland Galleries in Key West Had Many of their Year Round Artists Visiting for Fantasy Fest Including Stephen Muldoon, Steve Harlan, & Steve Barton Plus Complete Wyland Schedule of their Year Round Artists for  November & Dec. Visiting Key West (More Below)

Photo & Article by Alyson Crean
Key West Ambassadors Academy Graduates Class #32. More in the Weekly City of Key West Section.

"Master Slacker" by Jack McDonald & Wonder Dog Productions

"The Vast in Devastation" by Flower Conroy

The Two TSKW (The Studios of Key West) First Floor Exhibitions are from Jack McDonald & Wonder Dog Productions "Master Slacker" and Flower Conroy "Insects and Angels" (A few Weeks Left) + Additional Info. on Upcoming Events-Exhibitions & Classes

The World Famous Artist and Body Painter "Pashur" was at Paradise Tattoo. (More Below)

MCSO Animal Farm. Next Two Opening Sun. Oct. 27 & Nov. 10 (More Below)

The Andy Thurber-Wayne Garcia Exhibition "Their Key West" at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene Opened Last Week.  We Have many Photos of the Reception & Close Ups of their Works.

Theme Runs & Beth Moyes Sent Us The Complete Schedule (More Below)

Extensive Material from KWAHS on the Two November Exhibitions from Lisandra Ramirez & Osmeivy Ortega AND Silvia Rodriguez Rivero PLUS the  Exhibitions Opening Early 2020


WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos

Live Music in their Cabaret EveryDay + Jazz in the Gardens on Sundays at Kate Miano's Gardens Hotel.  Sunday Jazz 2019 / 2020 Season Kicks off Nov. 3

The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. (More below)


Part 9 : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars in Glen Cove Long Island New York by WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM  .  I took 1001 Photos; an amazing Selection of Cars from 1921- Now.

(L) Perpetual Groove Concert Dec 12 at Ft. East Martello (R) Honoring Literary History (Long Term Exhibition) until 2/2020 with Reception 11/1 
The Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) has a Tremendous Amount of Events the Next 3 Months.  In This Issue Many Features Through Out Inc. at The Very End : 4 Detailed Events Descriptions.

Much Going on at Zazoo Art & Photographic Gallery Inc. an Event with the FKSPCA Nov. 12 (More Below)

The TDC's ( Tourist Development Council)  On-Line Oct. "Keys Traveler" and other Updates to their October Website (More Below). WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 


Adam Scott Rote

Bill  Mack

Gary Welton
Three Great Artists Visited during Fantasy Fest to their Year Round Hang : Adam Scott Rote-Gary Welton-Bill Mack.  (Must See)

The Community College of the Florida Keys Welcomes Community Day Nov. 2
(More Below in their Weekly Section)

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow (More Below)

(L) "Without Her" 11/12
(R) "No Judgements" 11/4
The Books and Books Season Kicks off with These Two of Many Author Events in November (More Below)

  WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov. 20 - 24. The Annual Launch Party will be at Mangoes 700 Duval St. (Starts 7 or 7:30pm) Oct. 29 (More Below) Including Many of the 2019 Films + "Golden Key Award Recipients"


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8105 Weekly. In this Issue October 28, 2019 : Key West Film Festival "Golden Key Awards" Announced + Kick Off Launch Party Oct. 29, Complete WaterFront Playhouse Schedule, Pt 3 "Surroundings" Exhibition at the Custom House from Legendary KW Artist Martha Watson Sauer, Pt 1 of the 2019 Zombie Bike Ride, 3 of Wyland Gallery's Year Round Artists Visit, The City of KW Section this Week Features the Graduation of Ambassador Academy #32, Pt. 3 of "Master Slacker" by Jack McDonald & Wonder Dog Productions and "Insects and Angels" by Flower Conroy at TSKW, A Visit to Paradise Tattoo during Fantasy Fest with Special Guest Artist / Body Painter "Pashur", MCSO Animal Farm Next Two Openings Sun. Oct 27 & Nov. 10, 
Sunset WaterSports, Mangia-Mangia Starts up their 30% Give Back Fund Raising Group Dinners,  Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene "Their Key West" Exhibition from Andy Thurber & Wayne Garcia, Beth Moyes Theme Runs Schedule ( Next 11/2 Zonta 5&10K), Extensive Material from TSKW & KWAHS, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM  

In This Issue Oct. 28, 2019 Continued : 
Key West Theater Schedule, KWBG (Key West Business Guild) Next Mixer 11/13 Oldest House & Next Luncheon 11/6 Marriott BeachSide, Pt. 9 Classic Cars from WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG , Zazoo Art & Photo Gallery and FKSPCA Special Event 11/12, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM "Keys Traveler",
Key West Gallery had Adam Scott Rote-Gary Welton-& Bill Mack Visiting for Fantasy Fest, The Community College of Florida has "Community Day" 11/2, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, The Garden's Hotel Complete Cabaret Schedule & Jazz in the Garden starts up again 11/3 , Books & Books Events in Nov., KW Library Celebrates 60 Years on Fleming St. with a Complimentary Concert by Our Good Friend Libby York 11/14, KW Garden Club Meeting 11/7,  " Last Stand : Protecting the Keys" Meeting 11/20,  Sk ipper Kripitz Schedule , Pam Hobbs "Women with Fish & Fresh Paintings at Salt Island Provisions Gallery, Anne McKee Artists Fund "Call to Artists", Next Artisan Market 11/3 + Every Thurs. KW Farmers Market at Truman WaterFront Park, Fairvilla MegaStore Sexy Things,  KW Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Tropic Cinema & A Message from Executive Director Michael Marrero

In This Issue Oct. 28, 2019  Continued  :
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedules-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories,  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM
 Hundreds of Excellent On-Line Books ( Many from Local KW Authors), Eco Discovery Ctr. Family Saturdays, Reef Relief Members Meeting 11/13 at Casa Marina, MOTE & FWC, WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM Aids Help Monroe Co., KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden "Scarecrow in the Gardens, MCSO Weekly Section, Red Barn Theatre & Fringe Theater, BVMPKW (Bahama Village Music Program), Searle Brothers Nursery & RainForest Collection Landscaping, Dr. Vaughan & 
  KW Art Ctr. & Jim Salem Plein Air Classes & Event for KW Wildlife Ctr. + Call for Artists, SouthernMost Chamber Music Society, Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW, South Florida Keys Symphony Orchestra,

In This Issue October 28, 2019 Continued :  
 Past Blast Issue Links,  WWW.MARCHHOUSE.ORG ,   Key West PlayBills (Outstanding Visibility with Upscale Demographics (PUT RIGHT INTO THEIR HANDS) of the Many Attending Events, San Carlos Institute, Preserve Island Life,  WWW.KWLS.ORG , Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit,  Florida Health Monroe Co., Community Foundation of the Florida Keys,  Island House Videos, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" at East Martello Towers, 
United Way of the Florida Keys, Mall on Duval, NOW (National Organization for Women), Aids Smart Ride, Misha in the Morning at The Gardens Hotel, Kyla Piscopink's   WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG , Past Blasts, Q-Magazine, Extensive List of Art Galleries & Museums, & More,
Thanks for Reading Ed Krane & Friends ( The Many Associate Contributing Editors / Organizations ).


2019 Zombie Bike Ride

This Issue & the Next will have Lots of the 2019 Zombie Bike Ride

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Part 3 of "Surroundings" by The Legendary Key West Artist Martha Watson Sauer 




More of Martha Watson Sauer Up Shortly

 These 3 Year Round Wyland Artists Visited Key West for Fantasy Fest Painting Exhibitions. Great Seeing the Three of You.  Next Week We'll have Many Additional Works of Art from All Three

Stephen Muldoon

Steve Harlan

Steve Barton

Michael Cheval:  November 7-8-9-10. 
Show Time November 7th 6pm - 10pm

David Miller: November 29 -30 & Dec 1

Stephen Muldoon: 28-29-30-31. Show times Friday & Saturday 12pm-3pm and 7pm-10pm

Sunday 11am-4pm
More from Wyland Gallery of the Keys Up Shortly 

Up Next Gallery on Green and Also a Sneak Preview from KAI at Zazoo but First

Key West Library Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The Key West Library continues their 60th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday November 14th at 6:00pm 
with live jazz featuring the Libby York Quartet in the Library's Palm Garden.  There will also be brief remarks from dignitaries and admirers of this beloved public institution. Free. Seating is limited.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595. 

Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

PS : One more week of Horror Movie Wednesdays at the Library

The 4 Works of Art are from KAI & New to Zazoo and Must See in Person. Next Week We'll Have Close Ups of the Work.


Papito Suarez - Andy Thurber - Wayne Garcia Exhibition "Their Key West"

"Noche Buena" by Wayne Garcia  Intaglio 31 X 17

"Ed Baby Moreno by Wayne Garcia  Intaglio 12 X 12

"Papito Queen Conch" by Andy Thurber Intaglio 18.5 X17

"Papito's French Grunt for Supper" by Andy Thurber  Intaglio  11 X 18
More from Nance Frank and Gallery on Greene's Exhibition"Their Key West" Up Shortly

1100 Atlantic Blvd.  305-294-3210

Key West Garden Club will meet  on Thursday, November 7,  at 1:30 PM  at  Fort West Martello on Atlantic Blvd in Key West.  Guest speaker will be Karen DeMaria,  KW Urban Forestry Manager.  Ms. DeMaria will be giving us a status report on the The New State Tree Law and The City of Key West Tree Ordinance. The  meeting is free and open to the public. For questions or information call Cathie Gottschalk at 914-393-2358.

"Master Slacker" by Jack McDonald & WonderDog Productions

More Master Slacker Up Shortly

"Insects & Angels" Exhibition at TSKW from Poet Laureate Flower Conroy + Last Week Her Poetry Reading also at TSKW
Here are the last Two Issue Links Showing the Two Part Issue.  Oct. 21 and Oct. 14

Butterfly & Bones
"Metamorphoses Among Furcula To Withstand the Rigors of Light"

A Groovy Kind of Love
"Still Life Sacred Heart with T-Rex Skeleton , Christmas Lights, & Resin Flowers"

Part 9
Pres. Don

Up Shortly an Entire Section of Classic Mustangs


 Here is the Exhibition Page on the KWAHS Website that will give you all the Current & Year Round Exhibitions 
Upcoming Exhibitions
The 4 Listed Right Now
"Literary History of Key West" Nov. 1-Feb 9, 2020
"Key West Collects : Our Community Treasures" Nov. 22 - Jan. 5, 2020
"From a Woman's Hand" Jan. 17- March 22
"Sanford Birdsey A Retrospective" Feb. 21 - April 22, 2020

More from KWAHS Up Shortly

Save the Date: Wednesday November 20th at 6:00 PM for an event at The Studios of Key West 
Will Heyman Ph.D. will show some amazing underwater videos of fish spawning aggregations and help us understand why these are important to the Keys ecosystem. 
More details coming soon!

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504

What a Fun event . The Band was Great and Always Love Rick's. Our Next Issue will have many Pics from this Event. Great Job Mark Rossi and the team at FKSPCA



As Our Regular Readers Know I enjoy promoting the Musicians in Key West that give their Time and Talent to the Non-Profit Organizations; Skipper Kripitz is on the Top of List.  Skippo got back in town and sent much info; Here are a few Lines :
Skipper Kripitz and Friends Every Tuesday at 9pm at Virgilio's 
Oct 22.  CRZBs Crizz, Rob,& Dallas
Oct 29. Raven & Marty
Nov 5 Savage Beets w/ Din Allen & Chris Case
Nov 12 CRZBs
Nov 19. Raven Trio
Nov 26. Chris Thomas Trio
Playing  Every Wed. 8pm,  @ Little Room with jazz singer extraordinaire,  Victoria Horne, Larry Smith, & Joe Dallas.


Held over Until Mid November
Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088
"Women with Fish and Fresh New Paintings"
Last Issue we had a Lead Feature ; Click the Oct. 14 Issue to see it

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The Other Main Floor Exhibition at KWAHS is from a Legend in Key West Art : Martha Watson Sauer.  Ms. Sauer Traveled the Latin American Countries Extensively. All her Work was WaterColor on Paper
Please Read Below from KWAHS
Exhibition Runs : August 23 - Nov.10
With her sketchbook and paints invariably in hand, Martha Watson Sauer (1912-2006) created an incredible body of artwork while also serving as a teacher of watercolor painting and weaving in the Key West arts community.  A Key West resident for nearly 70 years  Surroundings: Watercolors by Martha Watson Sauer  pays tribute to more than half a century of Sauer's work, which also include her personal effects and sketchbooks.  Her plein air watercolors spread beyond the island, they highlight architecture, landscape and people from her extensive travels around Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and across the United States.  "My aim is to transmit to paper the delights of nature and the out-of-doors; the sun's heat and the deep cool of shadow," she explained prior to her death in 2005.  "My paintings are not puzzles.  I like what I see and try my best to present the scene so others may share in the enjoyment of it."
Born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Sauer came to Key West in 1936 during the Great Depression while the city was clawing its way out of its economic malaise by encouraging tourism with the help of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), later called the Works Progress Administration (WPA).  Key West had not been her intended destination.  "My mother and I stopped by accident in a travel agency in Miami," Sauer remembered.  "We saw these watercolors by [FERA artist] Avery Johnson with scenes of Key West.  It was such a dear little town.  So I said, 'Let's go to Key West,' and we did."
Arriving at a time when a number of the WPA artists remained active in Key West's economic recovery efforts, Sauer's innate watercolor technique was noticed by the professional artists.  She received early tutelage from members of the WPA, particularly F. Townsend Morgan.  Sauer was asked to create lino-block prints for tourist brochures promoting tourist destinations including the Key West Municipal Aquarium, the Hemingway House, West Martello and the Peggy Mills House.  Sauer became one of the original members of the Key West Art Center that was known as the WPA's Key West Community Art Center in the 1930s.  Her very first sale was a painting purchased by the eminent pragmatist philosopher John Dewey, once a Key West resident.  Today, her works hang in private collections in Switzerland, Japan, Great Britain, Canada and the United States, including the Key West Art Center located at 301 Front Street.
Exhibit sponsored by The Helmerich Trust and the Key West Art Center.
"Laundry Day"

More of Martha Watson Sauer's "Surroundings" at The Custom House until November 10
 WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469
MANGIA MANGIA's Season of Helping Out the Deserving Non Profits with their Dinner Plans. Heather and  Michael send Regards and tells us :
Yes, we have already started our events for non-profits and giving 30% off to localsEditor's note : A Great Way to Give Your Organization Some Funds with a Peaceful / Relaxing Group Dinner for Friends, Family and Associates ; and as We ALL Know ; Excellent Food..Sit in their Backyard or enjoy Dinner in their Spacious Dinning Room.  ( More Below)

Papito Suarez - Andy Thurber - Wayne Garcia Exhibition "Their Key West"

"Ed Gallego Macorina" by Wayne Garcia  Intaglio 10 X 9

"Yankee and Two Marlins" by Wayne Garcia  Intaglio 14.5 X 13.5

"Saturday Morning by Wayne Garcia  Intaglio 24 X16 

Andy and a Few of his Many Friends / Collectors

"El Mocho" by Andy Thurder  Oil on Panel 11 X 14

"Conch Life" by Andy Thurber  Intaglio 12 X 23

"Old Town Bakery" by Andy Thurber  WaterColor 22 X 14

Conch's  Intaglio 10.5 X 13

"Key West Cock Fight"  Intaglio 12 X 16

A Real Treat from Nance Frank in the Next Few Issues : A Few More from the Photo Feature from The Reception "Their Key West" &  About 15 Works from Nance Frank's Other Artists.
"Lost Keys" by Mike Rooney  Oil on Canvas  20 X 24 










  The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for the 2020 Fine Art Auction, to take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Studios of Key West.  

The submission period for artwork is open October 15th, and closes on November 15th.  Online applications and accompanying photo(s) can be submitted from our website at Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than December 1st.

Due to space and time limitations, we are only able to accept 50 entries. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether or not art submitted will be accepted for auction. 
 The annual art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.  Attendees can bid on original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more.
 Each participating artist receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder to award to other Keys artists for select projects.  Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $280,000 since 1994.
 For more information about the Anne McKee Artists Fund and its annual auction and artist grants, visit .


2019 Zombie Bike Ride


Night Time is Just around the Corner


Next Key West Artisan Market is Sunday November 3  10a-2pm

Email to become a vendor or register here ==>

Keep up the Great Job Jill and sean

And Every Thursday at The Truman Waterfront Park is Key West Farmers Market 10am-2:30pm

Here is a Fantasy Fest Event that Sean and Jill Helped Produce

Contact:  Greg Eppy
Owner, Paradise Tattoo
T:  305-294-7994

One of the Visiting Celebrities is Pashur The World Famous Body Painter
Here is 2 of His Works : One of The Many Official Fantasy Fest Posters he has Painted & One of the Many Body Paintings He has Done Through the Years

A few of the Body Painters

Click this Facebook Link to see Many of the Fantasy Fest Attendees that Received Body Paint at Paradise Tattoo

Paradise Tattoo Hosted a Few Body Painters Including the World Famous Artist and Body Painter "Pashur"


Master Slacker at The Studios of Key West by Jack McDonald 
Exhibition Oct.3 - 28.

Jack McDonald uses spray paint, stencil stylings, and acrylic brush work to create off-the-wall immersive paintings. With graffiti-inspired concepts, the imagery consists of colorful backgrounds, humorous characters, and strange overlaying text. McDonald has been creating work nonstop for the last 12 years-not only his own work, but also floats, theatrical sets, party props and backdrops. This exhibition is a culmination of that flurry of creative hard work. The Wonderdog crew joins in the fun, utilizing the open space in the gallery as a Fantasy Fest workshop, where glitter, tulle feathers, glue, you name it are transformed into costumes and props.

Thanks Jack for Sharing your Eclectic Art

To see ALL the Current and Future Exhibitions at TSKW Click Exhibition Link from their Website


We Now Continue with Part 3 of the Exhibition at KWAHS "Surroundings" by Martha Watson Sauer

"Main Square"


"Mexico City"

"Man with Donkey"

"Fishermen's Bastion"

"On The Island"
More from Martha Watson Sauer Up Shortly


WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 305-296-2988  1316 Duval St.


 November 20-24, 2019

 Click This Link Below for one of their latest E-Mail Campaign Filled with Much Information

 Kick Off Launch Party Mangoes on Oct. 29; Starts 7 or 7:30pm at 700 Duval St.

ALL Access VIP Passes on Sale ; Click VIP for Info. & Purchase

The Annual Launch Party for the 2019 KWFF 
Ruth Reitan from KWFF Sends regards and tells Us "Join us Tuesday evening, October 29; Starts 7pm or 7:30p at Mangoes 700 Duval Street in Old Town Key West where we reveal the  Full 2019 Film Program ,  Special Events, and Celebrity Guests.

Come out for a drink, enter to win KWFF swag and tickets, meet festival staff, and be the first to hear the exciting festival line-up (maybe even before the coconut telegraph...). Save the Date! More details to follow".

 One of the Go To KWFF Managers & On Stage Hosts : Ruth Reitan (Ruth@KWFILMFEST.COM)

JUST ANNOUNCED : A New Member of the KWFF Family : Kim Walsh KWFF Sponsorship Coordinator 508-224-1879 (She Lives Here) KimWalsh@KWFILMFEST.COM  

Here is another GREAT Recent E-Mail Campaign from the KWFF Giving us Info. on some of this Year's Films. 

This Year there are 2 Specialty Film Series : Eco-Conservation-Green-Nature / Animal Films and Cuban Films 
ALSO Just Received some Information from Carol Tedesco & Cricket Desmarais sending out Info. for the KWFF (Please Go Further Down in this Issue) for the 2019 KWFF GOLDEN KEY AWARDS Honoring Actor Tom Skerritt and Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce.


Ever Saturday Morning 10am is Discovery Saturdays for the entire Family

33 East Quay Rd. 305-809-4750

We Now Continue with the 2019 Zombie Bike Ride

We Continue with the 2019 Zombie Bike Ride Next W eek

Hosting the 2019 Key West Film Fest

Further Down is a Message from Executive Director Michael Marrero

Photos from this Event Next Week

The Key West Gallery

Part 1 Peter Max Works in The Sept 9 Issue 
Part 2 in the Sept 23 Issue also many of Peter Max's Work
The Key West Gallery has Access to ALL of Peter's Works and when you go to their Website you will also see their Large Selection

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

Peter Max May Collector's VIP Studio Event in NYC
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST

PETER MAX COLLECTOR'S FLING IN NEW YORK CITY Presented by Key West Gallery For additional details and to RSVP for your preferred date call 305-292-9339 Night 1 Complimentary Dinner Hosted by Key West Gallery Day 2 1 to 3 PM- Visit the Peter Max Studio
Peter Max Studio in New York City

Adam Scott Rote

Bill Mack

Gary Welton

Thanks Key West Gallery for bringing into Key West Amazingly Talented Artists. What a Treat Visiting Your Gallery


524 Front St. 305-292-0448

Your One Stop Location For ___________

Editor's Note : I wanted to Shoot around the Customers During Fantasy Fest in a Jam Packed Store; so I was limited to getting Many Shots + There are Lots of Displays / Areas that May Be Too Stimulating for some of the Readers (Although ALL Very Hot, Interesting & Fashionable). Of Course You Certainly can go to their Website and FB Sites Above; even Better Visit in Person This Week.  Have Fun.

Their were Many Areas we did not go into since way too crowded too Shoot + Their Wide Selection of Toys, Stimulants , Leather, UnderGround Materials May be a bit Much for a few of the Readers. However you can always go to the Website and Facebook Pages; Better Yet Visit in Person


Misha McCrae Sends Regards and Tells Us :
Show off your scary design skills and enter the "Scarecrows in the Garden" artist design contest.   All Scarecrow entries will be on display for two months from October through November 30, 2019 and the use of natural materials is highly encouraged.
3 categories for entries : Amateur, Creative Professional, & Business

3428 N. Roosevelt Ave.

5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Please take a look at this 2.5 Minute Video of Our Sheriff; Hit SHERIFF Link. Next Issue : More Great Deeds that Sheriff Ramsay and the MCSO Troops Perform.


WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM 319 Duval St. 305-296-9911

First Play of the 2019 / 2020 Season

Dec 10, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed. Adapted by Nia Vardalos.

Directed By: Joy Hawkins

A struggling writer takes over as an online advice columnist who admits she doesn't have all the answers but mines her own mistakes to empathically respond to dilemmas that are at the heart of being human. The play was based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed of "Wild" fame (a book and movie starring Reese Witherspoon) and was originally directed by Thomas Kail, the director of Hamilton. Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play about reaching when you're stuck, healing when you're broken and finding the courage and humor to take on the questions which sometimes have no answers.


5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

Story and Photo by Amber Ernst-Leonard
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites all to its seventh annual Community Day on Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Key West Campus.  The free, family-friendly event will feature a full slate of live performances, interactive educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, kids' activities-including a bounce house and the Seacamp Touch Tank, free food, and free T-shirts.
CFK's Community Day is supported by major sponsors Waste Management and Centennial Bank, as well as the Citizen, Florida Keys Media, and the Key West Weekly.  For more information about Community Day, call CFK at 305-296-9081.

CFK welcomes all to Community Day on Nov. 2.  The event will include educational showcases, live performances, and kids' activities.




Searle Brothers Nursery & The Rainforest Collection
has their Annual Fall Sale at the Nursery & KW
WWW.RAINFORESTCOLLECTION.COM  6640 SW 172nd. Ave., SW Ranches, Fla, 33331  Larry Searle 954-658-4319  Jeff Searle 954-658-4317 
They Should be Visiting Sometime in November at Fort West Martello Gardens in a Group Exhibition and Sale (More Info to come)


Here is another Truly Deserving Organization to Help
Direct Donate Link Below
24215 Carribean Dr. W., SummerLand Key, Fl. 33042.  Keep up the Outstanding Work Dr. David Vaughan and Staff.


Part 9
Pres. Don

Their Classic Car Group Holds Many Car Shows in the NY Area ; This One in Glen Cove LI NY at Morgan Park had 750 Classic Cars.  I will be featuring Most of them in many Issues. 

Here is a Section of Part 9 that is devoted to the Mustangs on Exhibition; and there were More at the Show 

A few More Pics of Classic Cars Up Shortly



The Key West Art Center is excited to announce the addition of our "Sip and Create" series.  A series of fun, creative and unique classes are being offered beginning in October.  These classes are being taught by instructors who have much experience in their relative fields and have taught many classes through out the Keys.  The Key West Art Center has reached out to them to add Key West!  Classes include various types of Jewelry making, basket weaving, buoy painting and more.  More information can be found on the Key West Art Center Facebook page,  or by calling 305-294-1241
(A few things going below Involving Jim Salem, Plein Air, The Key West Art Center, The Key West Wildlife Center, Call to Artists); so if you enjoy any of those Please Read Below

The Key West Art Center holds a Charity Art Show each year to benefit an important organization in the community and this year is supporting the Key West Wildlife Center.  To kick off the fundraiser there will be a Plein Air event at the Wildlife Center with Jim Salem October 31st at 10 a.m.  Jim will be hosting his weekly Plein Air Class, cost $20, and everyone is invited to learn more about the Wildlife Center.  Art from either the Plein Air event or work done at home can be dropped off to The Key West Art Center on November 8th from 10 am til 5 pm.  All work will be hanging in a special show for which there will be an opening reception November 15th from 5-7 pm complete with refreshments.  The event is open to all members and associate members of the Key West Art Center.  Associate membership is $45 per year and includes, among other benefits, participation in two shows during the year and discounts on original artwork and classes.  Each artist is allowed two pieces of original art.  All 2D media is to be framed and wired, not to exceed 24"x30" including the frame.  Maximum size of 3D work must not exceed 70" total of the two longest faces, must be sturdy and have a complementary support stand.  Ten percent of sales will be donated to the Wildlife Center and a 20% commission will go to the Key West Art Center.  Please submit your intent to exhibit and a finished image of your art work by November 4th.  This event is a great way to have your work shown while supporting two important not for profit organizations in the Key West community.  If you don't participate in the show as an artist, please come for the opening reception and show your support.  For more information please call The Key West Art Center at 305-294-1241 or visit


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Tickets Now on sale for all 6 concerts

November 21, 2019 
A potpourri with all 10 SCMS artists offering a taste of the new season and featuring composers Bononcini, Handel, Leoncavallo, Schubert, Saint-Saëns and Sondheim.December 19, 2019 :
Get in the spirit as our artists present an evening of seasonal music. The event will be held in St. Paul's sanctuary which highlights the church's acoustics and magnificent pipe organ. January 16, 2020 :
Vocalists Barbara Staffen, John Baird, and Dean Warden perform Monteverdi, Schubert, Copeland and Weill. February 20, 2020 : Four-hand piano pieces by Dvořak, Chaminade, and Jongen with Ann McFarland and Tim Peterson. March 19, 2020 : An evening of Strings with Irie Monte, Pavla Houdkova and Mark Simcox performing Beethoven and Mozart accompanied by Tim Peterson. April 16, 2020 :  Enjoy 
Dvořak performed by Irie Monte, Pavla Houdkova, and Mark Simcox accompanied by Ann McFarland plus Bach sung by John Baird accompanied by Tim Peterson and Donna DeForrest


WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

Here are 4 More events from TSKW
Nov. 7-28 "Lisandra Ramirez & Osmeivy Ortega"

Nov.7-28 "Solo Dar Gracias : Just Give Thanks" by Silvia Rodriguez Rivero

4 Upcoming & Current Special Events /Exhibitions from TSKW
Oct. 3-28 "Insects and Angels"
Oct. 3- 28  "Master Slacker" : Jack McDonald & Wonderdog Productions
Nov. 15-19 Havana's 500th Year Anniversary
Dec 5-26 (with Reception 12/5 (6-8pm) Outside the Lines : Winter's Members Exhibition

November 7-28 (Reception 11/7) Click Link
Lisandra Ramirez and Osmeivy Ortega

November 7-28 (Reception 11/7) Click Link
"Solo-Dar-Gracias : Just Give thanks" by Silvia Rodriguez Rivero


AnnaMarie Giordano : As our Readers know AnnaMarie has Life Drawing Workshops at the KWAHS (East Martello Tower / Museum. Her Season Kicks off Tuesday Nov. 12 11a-2p to Reach Out to AnnaMarie




This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photos-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting.  Go to their Above Website to see ALL The Updated Features.


The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST)  
Support Good Government! Go to, or email for more information on the election


WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

MANGIA MANGIA's Season of Helping Out the Deserving Non Profits with their Dinner Plans. Heather and Michael send Regards and tells us :
"Yes, we have already started our events for non-profits and giving 30% off to locals.  Editor's note : A Great Way to Give Your Organization Some Funds with a Peaceful / Relaxing Group Dinner for Friends, Family and Associates ; and as We ALL Know ; Excellent Food..Sit in their Backyard or enjoy Dinner in their Spacious Dinning Room."  ( More Below)

Mark Yeoman Art Work in the Main Dinning Room

Here is the Menu Link 


United & White St.

The Key West Ambassadors Academy graduated its 32nd class during Wednesday's City Commission meeting. Eighteen enthusiastic citizens participated in the 12-week class. They join more than 600 citizens who now have a better insight to the workings of City government. Each class of the Key West Ambassadors Academy has been a special blend of dedicated, involved citizens.
During Wednesday's City Commission meeting, City Manager Greg Veliz congratulated Class 32. Two current city leaders -- Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Sam Kauffman - were elected after finishing this program. Other alumni have served as commissioners as well as sitting on other City boards.
The Key West Ambassadors Academy was established in 2003 and is facilitated by volunteers, all of whom graduated the program. Volunteers Lois Songer, Stuart Strickland, and John Teets facilitated the class.
Photo & Article by Alyson Crean
In the photo: front level left to right: Facilitator Stuart Strickland, Marilyn Brew, Dave Geller, Lea Moeller, Jon Drolet and facilitators John Teets and Lois Songer. Second row: Elizabeth Chamberlain, Gary Gingras, Leslie Lesinski, Sue Harrison, and Pam Kutchey. Back row: Ann Stahl, Jonathan Jonas, Kimberley Highsmith, Ellen Caron, Dan Reynen, Scott Miller and Sonja Miller. Not shown: Derek Epperly and Lesley Thompson..


Tuesday November 12 th , 2019.  6 pm - 9 pm
Zazoo Fine Art Gallery on historic Duval Street is pleased to host the first annual  Art From the Heart fundraising event at the gallery - 622 Duval Street, Key West. Ph.305.294.8925
Portion of the days sales will benefit the SPCA and the night will be highlighted with a live auction of an original painting by Felix the Cat Artist Don Oriolo with the entire art auction proceeds benefiting the SPCA. Don will paint the artwork during the event!  Don Oriolo is well known across the entertainment spectrum, having been a fixture in the art, music, television, and film industries for decades. Oriolo is also widely admired for his charitable and philanthropic endeavours.  In June 2018, Don spearheaded the largest Cat Rescue in the North-Eastern states history. His nonprofit group ' Kittens With a Mission ' rescued 205 cats from horrific conditions at a dilapidated home, which didn't have running water or electricity.  Spending weeks at the home collecting the cats to be taken to for medical treatment, Don personally paid the $25 fee to have each cat spayed or neutered before having them put up for adoption.  Don also rescues horses and houses them at his Blue Arrow Farm in Pine Island, NY.  With his history of supporting animal causes - it is only natural that Don's Zazoo Fine Art Gallery partners with the Florida Keys SPCA. 
Zazoo Fine Art Gallery features Don Oriolo's artwork of Felix the Cat, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Betty Boop, Popeye and Elvis Presley. In addition Zazoo represents over 20 world-renowned Artists and Photographers ( Artists - Tom Everhart, Ronnie Wood, Dr Seuss, Fabio Napoleoni, Tracy 168 and Photographers - Terry O'Neill, Milton H. Greene, Bob Gruen, Douglas Kirkland, Baron Wolman ) as well as publishes art and photography. Zazoo has a wide range of art, photography and collectibles for the novice fan to the serious collector.     
For more information, please contact: Jason Cornely, Gallery Director Zazoo Gallery - Ph.305.407.7307 , Tiffany Dunsmore - Florida Keys SPCA Ph. 305.294.4857

Next Week we have some Spectacular Paintings from KAI that were Just Put Up by Jason and James



MCSO Animal Farm 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300
MCSO Animal Farm (Usually the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month 1-3pm) Next Two Gates Open to the Public : Oct.27 & Nov.10 

Pres. Don

Thank you for helping us support Monroe County students! 
or Mail check to United Way PO Box 2143 KW 33045

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


Click any of the Orange Links to be Taken to the Different Areas on their Website
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special "Dinner Cruise" Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks


Mall on Duval :  The First Weekend of October had Habitat for Humanity as the Mall's Non Profit Organization (The Mall AS USUAL was well Attended) & First Weekend of November 2019 has the FKSPCA as the Featured Non Profit Organization.

A Photo from the Grand Opening Event

Thanks Emily Berg for Sharing This Information with Our Readers

Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)

Literary Reading and Book signing
Meg Cabot - No Judgments
Emily Berg -
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Monday, November 4th
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Meg Cabot will kick-off the event season at Books & Books with a reading and book signing of her new novel NO JUDGMENTS

Literary Reading and Book signing
Rosalind Brackenbury - Without Her
Emily Berg -
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Tuesday, November 12th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Rosalind Brackenbury will be in conversation with local author Jessica Argyle to discuss her new novel WITHOUT HER

Once again ; The complete Books and Books November Schedule will be included in the Next Issue ; but Why Wait go to their Website and Facebook Pages Anytime


Tues. Oct. 29 at Mangoes ( Starts 7 or 7:30pm)

Key West Film Festival to honor "Boys Don't Cry" filmmaker Kimberly Peirce and MASH & "Alien" actor Tom Skerritt with prestigious Golden Key Awards at Eighth Annual Festival

Key West Film Festival announced today that "Boys Don't Cry" filmmaker Kimberly Peirce and "Alien" actor Tom Skerritt will receive prestigious Golden Key Awards at this year's festival, running November 20-24, 2019 at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.
Peirce, a writer, director, and Florida native who attended high school in Miami, will be honored on the 20th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking film "Boys Don't Cry," which she co-wrote and directed.  The festival will screen the film on Friday, November 22, with Peirce joining Film at Lincoln Center Deputy Director Eugene Hernandez for a pre-screening discussion.
Two-time Golden Globe nominee and "Picket Fences" Best Actor Award winner Skerritt, who has appeared in more than 40 films including "Top Gun" with former Key West resident Kelly McGillis, will be interviewed by Rolling Stone's David Fear at a Thursday, November 21 40th anniversary screening of the seminal sci-fi film "Alien," in which Skerritt played the part of Captain Arthur Dallas. "Alien" will be preceded by a screening of the award-winning short film "The Phantom 52," which premiered at Sundance 2019 and stars Skerritt. Director Geoff Marslett will also be in attendance.
"We are beyond thrilled and humbled to be able to honor both Kimberly and Tom on major anniversaries of two films that broke boundaries and rules for their genre and paved the way for so many future voices to express their creativity," says Key West Film Festival Director of Programming Michael Tuckman.
Skerritt and Peirce join the Festival's past Golden Key Award winners Burt Reynolds, Marisa Tomei, Paul Verhoeven, Alan Cumming, Harmony Korine, Lois Smith, Mariel Hemingway, and many other celebrated actors and filmmakers. Now in its 8th year, the much-noted Festival is a showcase for dozens of cinematic offerings while highlighting visiting filmmakers, actors, directors, and industry leaders through discussions and workshops, with access to some of the biggest names in the film business. Red carpet events, parties and award ceremonies round out a world-class festival experience 'Where Passion Meets Paradise.'
VIP and All-Access Pass festival-goers can join the honorees in viewing and discussing their classic films. Limited one-day passes are pending seat availability for these events. The complete 2019 line-up of films will be officially unveiled to the public on Tuesday, October 29 during a Festival kick-off party held at Mangoes Restaurant, 700 Duval Street, from 7:30pm - 9:00pm.  Admission is free.
Stay abreast of Key West Film Festival announcements by signing up for their e-blasts at, where event passes, including VIP, All-Access, and Auteur options, are now available. For more information, visit or contact Carla Turner, Tropic Cinema Marketing Director at

NOW is the largest organization of feminist grass-roots activists in the US. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. Since its founding 1966, NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism, to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. 
Key West NOW meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Shanna Key and we welcome your presence.


Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:45 AM 
(weather permitting). 
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15.  526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381.  Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

 One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St.. Contact Vinos and Dance Key West for their upcoming Events

717 Love Lane


 Key West Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront 10a-2pm
On July 16 the Key West City Council approved a weekly Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront. The decision came after new organizers came forward to fill the void left by the abrupt departure of the Green Market at Bayview Park. Jill Snodgrass and Sean Krikorian, owners of the event firm Daily Plan-it, already organize the popular seasonal Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach so it was a natural fit. "We feature many of the same vendors who came to us expressing a need and desire to continue serving the people of Key West," Krikorian explained. "Many of them participate in a market almost every day somewhere in the keys, so missing an option on Thursdays left a void for them as well as the patrons."  The Truman Waterfront Advisory Board reached out to encourage selection of that recently renovated area as the new location and both vendors and organizers agreed it is a perfect choice.
The new event  began August 1 and continue every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. The show will feature produce sold by the Homestead farmer who grows it, Rosie, the famous cheese lady, orchids and native plants, pickles, honey, handcrafted items and other specialties. Organizers are applying to make the show EBT/SNAP friendly so affordable fresh food will be available to more people. Working locals are urged to take advantage of the many prepared items and stop at the market during their lunch break to enjoy a seaside picnic while they shop. Parking is plentiful and free with a resident parking permit. Visitors are encouraged to use the free pink Duval Loop Bus which stops close by. The new splash park and tours of the Ingham are also available in the park.
"When the Green Market closed many locals were very vocal about wanting a farmers market option in their backyard." Krikorian said, "We hope everyone shows up to support this and helps make sure its sustainable."
For more information or to participate, contact Sean K at 305.731.3385 or visit facebook kwfarmersmarket
The Last Few Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
APRIL 1 2019
APRIL 8 2019
APRIL 15 2019
April 29 2019
May 27 (Last Issue of the 2018 / 2019) Season
Special Edition Summer Issue #1 June 24
Special Edition Summer Issue#2 July 15, 2019
Special Edition Summer Issue#3 Aug. 5, 2019
Special Edition Summer Issue#4 Aug. 19, 2019
FIRST ISSUE OF THE 2019 / 2010 Season  Sept. 9
SECOND ISSUE OF THE 2019 / 2010 Season Sept. 23
September 30, 2019
Oct. 7, 2019
Oct. 14, 2019
Oct. 21, 2019


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer Nov. 13 5-7pm at The  Oldest House and Gardens  322 Duval Street (also sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe).  Their Next Luncheon is Wed. Nov 6 at Marriott Beachside Resort Noon.
 KW Headdress Ball Oct. 24, 2019. Click RESERVE and DONATE to do either or both

The Next Issue will have Photos from the 2019 Headdress Ball

Great Job on your Weekly Friday E-Mail Campaigns ; and ALL the Member's Businesses Special Event Flyers & Materials


 "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

(L- Bottom) Key West Barber Shop Harmony performed in this year's King and Queen Coronation ceremony..
(R- Bottom) 2019 Fantasy Fest King Ryan Acker and Queen Karen Frank-Knoll. 

(R- Top) Little Room Jazz Club proprietors Dennis Hyland and Wayne LaRue Smith proudly reopen the club for this new season just in time for Fantasy Fest. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(L- Top) Paul Murray and Steve Smith opened their beautifully decorated home on Atlantic Boulevard for friends to watch the Zombie Bike Ride. Photo by Pete Arnow.

Peter Arnow's Photos can also be found Most Every Day in WWW.KONKLIFE.COM

WWW.THEMERUNS.COM 305-747-8563
Next Event : 11/2 "Zonta" . Go to the website for Extensive Info. & Photos.
Races 2019
11/2 8am Zonta ABC 5K, Key West Benefits Women's Health Mammograms , 11/10 8am Childrens School 5K, Key West Benefits The Children's School. 11/16 7:30am Mariners Hospital 5K/10K Isla Morada. Benefits The Center for Excellence in Nursing. 11/28 9am Turkey Trot, Duck Key Benefits Local Law Enforcement. 11/30 8am Hog Trot 5K Key West Benefits KWHS Track and Cross Country. 
12/30 6pm illuminated 5K Key West Benefits MCBA Scholarship and Take Stock In Children
RACES 2020 
2/9 8am Red Hot Run 5K Key West Benefits Anchors Aweigh. 2/23 8am FINtastic 5K Key West Benefits Gerald Adams Elementary.  3/2 8am Sombrero 5K/10/15K Marathon. Benefits KAIR , 
4/23 7pm Duval Mile 1mile Key West Benefits KWHS Track and Cross Country. 4/27 8am Mariners March 5K Key West Benefits Basilica School. 5/4 8am Tutu 10K and Relay Key West Benefits KWHS. 6/29 8am PAL 5K Key West Benefits Police Athletic League. 7/4 8am Rotary 4th of July 5K Key West Benefits Rotary of Key West.  9/5 8am Heroes Salute 5K Duck Key Benefits Monroe FD. 9/19 8am One Human Race 5K Key West Benefits May Sands Montessori School. 10/3 8am Red Shirt Run 5K Key West Benefits AH Monroe. 10/26 6pm Heroes and Villains 5K Key West Benefits KWHS. 11/7 8am Zonta ABC 5K Key West Benefits Women's Health Mammograms.  11/8 or 15th (DATE TBD) 8am Childrens School 5K Key West Benefits The Children's School.  11/15 or 22nd 7:30am Mariners Hospital 5K/10K Islamorada Benefits The Center for Excellence in Nursing 11/26. 9am Turkey Trot Duck Key Benefits Local Law Enforcement. 11/28 8am Hog Trot 5K Key West Benefits KWHS Track and Cross Country.  12/30 6pm illuminated 5K Key West Benefits MCBA Scholarship and Take Stock In Children
Beth Moyes
President Theme Runs Inc.
Zombie Bike Ride Artist Coordinator
Fantasy Fest Parade Coordinator
(305) 747-8563
1277 1st St. Suite 1
Key West FL 33040


Next Week's Issue will have a few of their Most Recent Photo Galleries ; However Why Wait? Hit Above Link & Go to Their Website.


WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN  305-296-1504
5201 College Rd.  

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island is seeking volunteers to help with the Nursery, Garden and general office help.  No experience necessary and training is provided.  Volunteer hours apply toward Community Service for students, City, County & State Programs. For more information contact the Garden office at (305) 296-1504, email or go online to to sign up.  
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.  For information about visiting the Garden, please visit  or call 305.296.1504.


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG  305-296-9556


Q-Magazine from Neil Chamberlain 
WWW.QKEYWEST.COM 305-396-8227


 The Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit 513 Truman Ave. 305-204-4527

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101


Rebecca Tomlinson (Artistic Managing Director  305-587-8961)   Tickets at


WWW.INSTITUTOSANCARLOS.ORG 516 Duval St. 305-294-3887 




Click this  LINK1 for their Facebook Page

Annual Membership Meeting Nov. 13 at The Casa Marina; More Info in the Next Few Weeks; or Simply go to their Website.


Please go to their Facebook Pages and Website for Event Listings as well as Great Features

Here is a Video Link about "Car Free Key West & One Spot that they just added more Bike Racks

-------------------------------------   305-766-9727 Peter Arnow 305-923-9645

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends are in Many of the Playbills Every Year.  Target Market Visibility to an UPSCALE Disposable Income Demographic.

Roberta and Peter Say Reserve Early

To be seen in any of the 2019-20 Cultural Arts Publications

October 18 for  Red Barn Theatre, Key West Theater, Fringe Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse and South Florida Symphony, November 1 for Tennessee Williams Theatre and Truman Foundation, November 15 for Impromptu Concerts, Anne McKee Art Auction Program, February 15 for Key West Songwriter's Festival, May 1 for PrideFest Key West 2020,  Mystery Fest Key West, Key West Summer Stage 2020, May 15  for Key West International Guitar Festival, June 1 for Tropical Heat 2020, July 1  for WomenFest 2020



407 Wall St. 305-294-5015


WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
Gracy sends regards and tells us : This website was created to make easier to event goers to find times and dates. Companies can save time and always have updated/available events available to them and their customers. They don't have to search every local news paper to find what they need. They have ready and combined information on one calendar. It's also online and therefore very convenient. Most people are digital nowadays. Another selling point is that the calendar of events will provide useful information that can be used for scheduling. Any company who is having a special event can look at the global calendar and avoid clashing times/dates with other organizations. This also allows them to attract more people to their events by scheduling their own events when other organizations aren't scheduled. 

 305-293-7500  1100 Simonton St. 33040

(Formerly Known as and/or AKA Aids Help CC)

 305-296-6196  1434 Kennedy Drive 33040


UPDATED RECENTLY (Of course their site will give you the Most Updated Schedule; as well as Excellent Info. and Great Photos)..

     October 28th -The Allman Betts Band at Sunset Green Event Lawn - Show 7pm/Doors 5:30pm,   November 2nd - Key West Wonderful Night of Blues - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     November 4th - Acoustic Alchemy - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, November 8th - Justin Hayward - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    November 10th - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     November 13th - Wizards of Winter - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 23rd -World Guitar Rock N' Roll Festival: Tribute to Queen & AC/DC- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    December 1st - Max Weinberg's Jukebox - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    December 5th - Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     December 7th  - Paula Poundstone - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,      December 11th - A Peter White Christmas feat. Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   December 15th - Bret Michaels - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, Sinbad - January 14th - Shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm,    Tommy Castro - January 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    Tommy Emmanuel - February 15th & 16th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     Judy Collins - February 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    February 22nd - Tom Papa - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm,   February 25th - John Lodge - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,      February 27th - Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     February 29th - Firefall - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, March 1st - John Tesh - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   March 16th & 17th -Get The Led Out- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm.
 RamsHead Productions Temptations April 5, 2020; and also Kool and the Gang with the Village People Feb. 21, 2020




Hit the Blue Links for the Interface to Various Areas on their Site
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks


WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The Tourist Development Council (TDC) does a Great Job in Producing their Website & Monthly E-Mail Campaigns which include their Monthly "Keys Traveler" Hit the website URL as well as the TRAVELER Link to Bring the October Materials  RIGHT NOW to You (Next Keys Blast will have the November "Keys Traveler" Link.  Of Course go to above Links in a few days for the November "Keys Traveler"

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

Key West's Fantasy Fest Marks 40 Years with "In Tune but..Off Key" Exuberance

Key Largo Bridge Run to Attract Distance Runners Nov. 9

Connect and Protect : Steward of the Keys Captain Andrea Paulson Owner of the Charter Fleet Reelax Charters off of the SugarLoaf Marina

Zombies to Roam Key West on Oct. 20 with the Annual Zombie Bike Ride

Pet Parade Video

Reef Fest Oct. 17-20 Key Largo 305-851-0030
Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Videos, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.  Our Next Issue will have their November "Keys Traveler"

  WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

Cabaret ALL TIMES ARE 5-7 PM
Cabaret  @ d'vine Wine Gallery:
Monday, Oct 28, James King III, 5-7 pm
Tuesday, Oct 29, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, Oct 30, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Thursday, Oct 31, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Friday, Nov 1, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Nov 2, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm
Sunday,  Nov 3, 5 - 7:30 pm
JaZz In The Gardens Season Opening
With Peter Diamond & Friends

Monday, Nov 4, James King III, 5-7 pm
Tuesday, Nov 5, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, Nov 6, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Thursday, Nov 7, Jimmy Olson, 5-7 pm
Friday, Nov 8, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Nov 9, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm
Sunday,  Nov 10, 5 - 7:30 pm
JaZz In The Gardens
With Scott Marischen & Friends !


Nina Newton on Tuesdays, Wednesdays , Thursdays &  Pinch Hitting other days when Needed.  She is Really Talented and so Nice. 
 In fact; all the Talent at their Cabaret Lounge is Great.


MOTE'S Beach Condition Reporting System Expands to the Florida's East Coast
The Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS) provides daily updates on waves, currents, water and air temperature, algae and multiple other conditions at 38 beaches, including Lake Worth and 37 Gulf Coast beaches in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle. Each beach is monitored by trained volunteers including lifeguards, park rangers and others coordinated by Mote.  Much Additional Info. is in the E-Mail Campaign that this Feature is in ; Click
In the Next Few Issues I'll be Inserting some recent Links from MOTE. You Should go on the website and sign up for their E-Newsletters.


WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM  900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Here is the Menu Link 

MANGIA MANGIA's Season of Helping Out the Deserving Non Profits with their Dinner Plans. Heather and Michael send Regards and tells us :
"Yes, we have already started our events for non-profits and giving 30% off to locals.  Editor's note : A Great Way to Give Your Organization Some Funds with a Peaceful / Relaxing Group Dinner for Friends, Family and Associates ; and as We ALL Know ; Excellent Food..Sit in their Backyard or enjoy Dinner in their Spacious Dinning Room."


WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 305-396-4944 416 Eaton St.

Carla and Mike send Regards : We are Proud to Feature Florida Keys Artists in Our Tropic Art Gallery. If you're Interested in Exhibiting at The Trop : E-Mail and/or 305-396-4944. Below is a Message from  their Executive Director Michael Marrero

Hello Movie Lovers, 

High Season is almost upon us as the temperature drops to a chilly 85 degrees. What better way to escape the madness than enjoying a great film in a great theater. The Tropic staff and I are excited to announce the upcoming 2019/20 Tropic Season! Last season we had over 80 special screenings and we're looking forward to bringing you another diverse line-up of programming.   Monday Night Classics - It's back! One of our favorite series returns with a look at classic films, themed monthly, showcasing master filmmakers and film movements.

Arts & Cultural Series - After you hit up your favorite Sunday brunch spot, join us for a matinee screening of opera, museum exhibition, ballet or a theatrical production from around the globe.  Cinematheque Series- Cutting edge international films from around the world. Thursday nights starting in December, just in time for Christmas.

Cult Classics - It's Key West, and everything should be celebrated including film! Throw on a random costume, grab a drink and enjoy a beloved cult classic. Sing along to Grease, do the time warp to Rocky Horror, sip White Russians with The Big Lebowski and more!  Music on Films - The next best thing to being at an actual concert is watching it on the big screen without the crowds. Join us as we honor all things music, from concert films to musician documentaries.  Filmmaker Series - Inspiring filmmakers and documentarians present and discuss their work with Tropic audiences. Q&A discussion with these filmmakers swing from content questions to filmmaker how-to. This series includes the audience favorite, Southern Circuit Film Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

Key West on Film - Yes, movies are made in Key West, and yes, some of those people can still afford to live here. Come support local filmmakers and productions from around the Keys, including the always entertaining 72 Hour Film Challenge.  Beer, Wine, Booze & Movies - Key West loves booze. Key West loves movies. We have paired Classic films with your favorite wine, beer or spirits. 'Nuff said.  Kids Summer Series - Why chase your kid around the park when the entire family can be entertained in the cool A/C? Every Saturday, during the summer, enjoy discounted kid's programming. P.S. Mom, we have wine.   Attack of the B's - Hosted B-Movies from the 50/60/70's. So bad you can't help but love them. Saturdays, all summer long.   I'd like to take another opportunity to thank all the members for your continued support of the Tropic. None of this would be possible without you. You guys rock. 

We hope you enjoy this upcoming season and we look forward to seeing you at the Tropic!
Sincerely,  Michael Marrero Executive Director

Up Next a Listing of Many of the Art Galleries in Key West but First 

Key West Art & Historical Society Invites Public to Experience Free Key West Historic Marker Tours
Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and tourists to experience a multi-platform, self-guided, and free tour program of Key West's historic sites designed to highlight the island's unique multi-cultural history and heritage through the Key West Historic Marker Tours website and phone app.
Originally designed and launched by Bruce Neff under the auspices of Key West Historic Markers Inc., the program merged with Key West Art & Historical Society in 2018 and consists of three primary elements: a map of cultural and museum attractions featuring 121 historic location markers that pay tribute to Key West's colorful past, phone apps that act as a personal museum docent to support those taking the self-led walking tours, and a comprehensive website at that provides a virtual tour of Key West, historic background and community information, digital collections of local postcards and cigar box art, and links to Google maps. 
Key West has one of the largest historic districts with the densest amassing of historic frame vernacular buildings in the country. The island's history encompasses unique architecture, Civil War forts, famous authors' homes, connection to wars and revolutions, once-thriving turtle and sponging industries, sunken treasure galleons, slave ships, Flagler's railroad, boom and bust economies, and much more.
To plan your own tour, visit the Key West Historic Marker Tour website at, download the free Key West Historic Marker Tour phone app at, or call 305-507-0300 for a free Key West "Voices of History" phone tour. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112.
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.  



HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE ART VENUES IN KEY WEST. The Below Galleries & Museums are part of the "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends (Frequent Associate Contributing Editors)


WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM  1111Duval St. 305-292-0072


New Location "The Annex" 804 White St.
also "By the Bay" 3340 N. Roos. Blvd. #2

1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM  622 Duval 305-294-8925

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. DanceKW@Gmail.comKyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828

WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM  825 White St. 305-294-0609

WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 802 White St. 305-296-2080

EFFUSION GALLERY (Just Opened July 5) 701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSION.COM


WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM   518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973

WWW.COLLECTIONSKW.COM 6810 Front St. 305-923-4778

Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910  WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET

Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

ART@830  830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595

Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Alan Maltz Gallery  1210 Duval St. 305-294-0005

DE LA GALLERY 419 Duval St.  305-395-2210

4 KWAHS EVENTS IN GREATER DETAIL BELOW From Carol Tedesco and Cricket Desmarais
Key West Art & Historical Society honors the island's literary history with exhibit at Custom House Museum
Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the "Literary History of Key West," an exhibit that opens with a special reception on Friday, November 1, from 6:00pm -7:30pm and runs through February 9, 2020 in the Byran Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The exhibit pays tribute to a selection of nearly 40 writers spanning generations and genres.
Among the earliest and most familiar are Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, and Tennessee Williams - literary luminaries that were drawn to the island's bohemian, tropical lifestyle.  Others might recognize Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Dos Passos. Then came the 1970s - " a perfect storm of gorgeous weather, inexpensive housing, tranquility, and tradition," says Convertito - which further attracted writers Thomas McGuane, Jim Harrison, Hunter S. Thompson, James Merrill, Richard Wilbur, and Allison Lurie. Today, the island is home to celebrated writers Judy Blume, Robert Stone, Meg Cabot, Rosalind Brackenbury, Ann Beattie, and Edmund White, as well as the Key West Literary Seminar, the Key West Writers Guild and the Key West Poetry Guild.
"Once the tradition of writers living and working on the island had been established by these early luminaries, others began to follow in their footsteps," says Convertito. "Newcomers to the island embraced the reputation of those who came before them."
With a heavy focus on individual narratives that include their connection to Key West, the exhibit also aims to  serve as a springboard for discovering the island's cultivation of inspired works and the authors who penned them.
"Understanding our long-standing literary tradition is key,"  says Convertito. " There is such an infusion of people and cultures in Key West, and it furnishes an excellent backdrop for writers, particularly the eccentric perspectives in narrative."  Going further, she says, "this island sustains a genuine balance of magical and mysterious which continues to attract Pulitzer Prize winners, Poet Laureates and Nobel Prize winners."
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs.  For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, email her, or visit .  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 


Key West Art & Historical Society Call for Collections of Curios, Artworks, Baubles and Tchotchkes
Do you collect interesting and unusual objects? Is your home filled with knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, collectibles, artwork, and other objects of interest? Your unique treasures could be part of the upcoming "Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures" exhibit, one of Key West Art & Historical Society's popular returning exhibits, slated for the Custom House Museum from November 22, 2019 through January 5, 2020.
Keys residents who would like to have their own unusual or impressive collections considered for the exhibit should contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112 or send a description with photographs via email to The last "Key West Collects" exhibit, held in 2017, included objects such as exotic opium pipes, vintage dolls, World War I sheet music, scrimshaw from the 19th century, pre-Columbian artifacts, embroidered linens and other cherished objects collected by our local community. 
"Florida Keys residents are fascinated in so many facets of culture, history and the arts," says Society curator Cori Convertito. "Displaying a small representation of their interests allows the museum to generate conversation amongst its visitors."
"Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures" will open with a special reception on November 22, from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street and will run through January 5, 2020.Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information on Key West Art & Historical Society venues and events, visitkwahs.orgYour Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.
Key West Art & Historical Society seeks unusual or impressive collections - like this collection of scrimshaw from the late 18th through mid-19th centuries - to be considered for the next "Key West Collects" exhibit in November.  Contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112.

Key West Art & Historical Society Announces Live Music at Martello Concert Starring Perpetual Groove and opening act The Happy Dog
Tickets are now on sale for an evening of live music starring legendary "jam band" Perpetual Groove with opening act The Happy Dog, presented by Key West Art & Historical Society via its popular Music at Martello series. Set for December 12, 2019 on the grounds of historic Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., doors will open at 6:00pm with The Happy Dog band starting at 7:00 followed by headliners PGroove.
Perpetual Groove, known for a sound that fuses Southern rock, funk, jazzy improvisation, indie rock and synth loops, and whose hits include "Save for One," "Mr. Transistor," "Three Weeks," "Teakwood," and "Walking in Place," will be performing from their classic play list along with material from their newly released self-titled album.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for a "backyard casual" setup that will include food vendors and cash bar.  Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs.  General admission is $25; children under 12 admitted free. Limited parking is available; bicycling is encouraged.  Tickets are now on sale at Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.  

Sail into historic exploration with Key West Art & Historical Society and archaeologist Corey Malcom, Ph.D., aboard luxury sailing catamaran Argo Navis
On Tuesday, October 29, noted archaeologist and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum curator Corey Malcom, Ph.D., will lead a historically illuminating morning seafaring excursion presented by Key West Art & Historical Society aboard the 75ft long, 35ft beam luxury catamaran SV Argo Navis, departing from the dock at 201 William Street at 10:00a.m. and returning at noon.
Passengers can make their own Bloody Marys, enjoy mimosas or non-alcoholic beverages, fresh fruit, delicious breakfast pastries and salt spray as Dr. Malcom, who is Director of Archaeology for the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and President of the Key West Maritime Historical Society, shares the back-story and personal insights on the day's topic, "The History of the Key West Bight," exploring the rich history of the water, the shorefronts, and the islands along the western end of Key West.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, tickets are $45.00 for KWAHS members and $55.00 for non-members. Space is limited to 50 passengers, so early registration is recommended.  For tickets and more information, visit (click tickets) or call KWAHS Membership Coordinator Kim Livingston at 305-295-6616 ext. 106. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. (Photo courtesy Rob O'Neal)

Photo by Rob O'Neal
Photo by Carol Tedesco

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