It’s February in the Florida Keys, and Key West’s calendar is packed. Take your pick and make your plans for concerts, plays, art shows, plant sales, beach yoga, baseball games, film festivals and Black History Month events. 

Through Feb. 24

  • Red Barn Theatre presents ‘POTUS,’ starring an all-female cast. Visit for tickets and information. 

Saturday, Feb. 17

  • The Native Plant Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will hold its monthly native plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Master gardeners will be on site to answer any plant questions. The Speaker Series follows the sale at 1 pm.  February’s featured speaker is Karen DeMaria, the city of Key West’s urban forestry manager.

Monday, Feb. 19

  • Congregation B’Nai Zion, 750 United St., hosts its free-movie Monday with a screening of “Farewell, Mr. Haffman” at 7:30 p.m. The film is an intricate and twist-filled story of a jewelry store owner’s efforts to save his family from the Nazis. Movies are free and open to all. Doors open at 7.  Dessert follows the movie. Visit

Wednesday, Feb. 21

  • The College of the Florida Keys and the Key West Chamber of Commerce will host “Ready, Set, College” to help high school students, parents, mentors and guidance counselors with college applications, decisions, requirements and deadlines. The free workshop is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the library on the College’s Key West campus.

Monday, Feb. 26

  • Celebrate Black History Month with a screening of “Amazing Grace,” at Tropic Cinema, 6 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for R.O.S.E. Diversity group. A one-hour community panel discussion on racism will follow. Tickets are $25 and are available at or at the Tropic Cinema’s website. They also can be purchased at the door. Call Arida Wright for more information at 305-766-4922.
  • The Friends of the Key West library’s speaker series presents authors Ariel Delgado Dixon and Allegra Hyde at 6 p.m. Their talk will be outdoors in the Palm Garden at the library, 700 Fleming St. Visit

Friday, March 1

  • The College of the Florida Keys hosts “Swords and Tails: A Seaside Soiree” at the Islander Resort, Islamorada. The 12th annual event will feature costumes, fine dining and cocktails, and live entertainment. Tickets and sponsorship packages are available at
  • The South Florida Symphony Orchestra performs at Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. The performance will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

Wednesday, March 6

  • The fourth annual Key West NOW Women’s Film Festival kicks off this year’s celebration of women in film, with movies every Wednesday in March at the Tropic Cinema, 6 p.m. ‘

The first screening is Ava DuVernay’s first film, “I Will Follow” (2010). 

Wednesday, March 13

  • The fourth annual Key West NOW Women’s Film Festival continues each Wednesday in March at the Tropic Cinema, 6 p.m. The second film of the festival’s month is Elaine May’s hilarious directorial debut, “A New Leaf” (1971).