'Green Drinks' event is back
The island's "Green Drinks" sessions will make a comeback from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 15, in the gardens of Old Town Manor, 511 Eaton St. The event, free and open to the public, will take place there the third Tuesday of each month.
January Green Drinks will feature Key West Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins, who will give an update on the city's "green" progress in energy, water, solid waste, transportation and more. Visit www.preserveislandlife.com for more information or to take a pledge. The "Think While You Drink" event offers a cash bar with organic wine and craft beers. Plenty of on-site bicycle parking is available. For more information, call 305-923-1994.
College art exhibit opens
The first art exhibit of 2013 at Florida Keys Community College's Library Gallery will feature local artist and instructor Annamarie Giordano.
Her collection of pastels, paintings and mixed media work opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and will be displayed until Feb. 14. The event is free and open to the public.
Giordano, who grew up in Philadelphia, attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Yale University Art Graduate School. She has lived in the Keys since 1989.
For details call 305-809-3194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key West FRINGE holds auditions
Key West FRINGE is holding auditions Saturday and Sunday for its Key West Characters, plays about people who helped make Key West unique.
The upcoming auditions are for two plays that will be performed in one evening. Actors will be cast to play roles in both plays.
"Marion" is about the woman who brought art to Key West. "Bum and Peggy" is a play about the famous fire chief, his neighbor and their struggle over a Royal Poinciana tree.
Auditions will take place 2-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Lodge, 300 Eisenhower Drive. Actors should have a one-minute monologue prepared and will read from sides. Scripts are not yet available.
The cast includes four women: One in her 30s and three of any age; and four men: One in his 30s and three of any age. The plays will run on Thursdays and Saturdays in six performances from April 26 to May 11 and the actors will be paid. All are welcome to audition.