Key West Florida Weekly


James Kirby will perform at 7 p.m. June 25 in the Back Stage Listening Room at Key West Theater. LAURA MAZZELLO PHOTOGRAPHY

James Kirby will perform at 7 p.m. June 25 in the Back Stage Listening Room at Key West Theater. LAURA MAZZELLO PHOTOGRAPHY

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“Dog Daze of Summer” Yappy Hour — 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 17, poolside at the Marker Key West, 200 William St., Key West. Cooling mats and separate doggy pools. Open to the public and friendly dogs. Drink specials, raffles, benefiting the animals of Florida Keys SPCA. Free, but RSVP at

I Love Stock Island Festival — Through June 19, Stock Island. Five days of music, seafood, games, history tours, a fishing tournament, and a celebration of dads for Father’s Day.

Highlights include:

¦ Shrimpstock — 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, Absinthe House Key West, 6404 Front St., Key West. Shrimp ceviche, coconut shrimp, creole shrimp, chipotle BBQ shrimp, tempura shrimp. Cash bar with specials on local craft beer. Live music. Tickets required.

Kristopher James will play at 8 p.m. July 8 at Key West Theater. COURTESY PHOTO

Kristopher James will play at 8 p.m. July 8 at Key West Theater. COURTESY PHOTO

¦ Art Stroll Open House — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Guide yourself with the interactive map on the I Love Stock Island website. Visit artists at their galleries and studio spaces.

¦ Taste of Stock Island Food Tour — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday. Meet at The Perry Hotel. 7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Island, and board the Old Town Trolley for a culinary tour of nine of Stock Island’s favorite restaurants. Tickets required.

¦ Bootcamp with F45 Training — 8 a.m. Saturday, June 18, Perry Hotel & Stock Island Marina Village event lawn, 7001 Shrimp Road, Key West A 60-minute outdoor bootcamp with a live DJ. $25 includes a free drink and access to the pool after party.

¦ Tours of Stock Island — 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, in the comfort of Up the Keys’ air-conditioned tour van. Leaves from Stock Island Marina Village, 7005 Shrimp Road, Stock Island. Tickets required.

James Whitehead (pictured) and Daryl Brooke are on the bill at 7 p.m. July 20 in the Back Stage Listening Room at Key West Theater. COURTESY PHOTO

James Whitehead (pictured) and Daryl Brooke are on the bill at 7 p.m. July 20 in the Back Stage Listening Room at Key West Theater. COURTESY PHOTO

¦ Roostica and Cayo Hueso Brewing Company’s Culinary and Craft Brew Experience — 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Roostica Wood Fired Pizzeria, 5620 MacDonald Ave., Key West. Enjoy five courses and 8-ounce pours of beer per course. $75 per person. Tickets required.

¦ Livestock on The Rock — 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Sloppy Joe’s Dockside at the Perry Hotel, 7001 Shrimp Road, Key West. BD Band performs. Tickets required.

¦ Father-Son Haircuts — Saturday, Beards and Brews Barbershop & Bar, 5450 MacDonald Ave., Unit 6, Key West. Pay for Dad’s haircut and get your son’s haircut for free. Appointments required. 305-292-1460.

¦ Father’s Day Yoga on the Lawn — 9 a.m. Sunday, Perry Hotel & Stock Island Marina Village event lawn, 7001 Shrimp Road, Key West. For all levels. Tickets required.

¦ Sunday Brunch — 11 am.-2 p.m. Sunday, Yellowfin Bar and Kitchen, 5950 Peninsular Ave., Key West. $60/per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations.

Truman’s Tropical Fruit Festival — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18, Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum, 111 Front St., Key West. Sample offerings from local vendors, food, beverages, and cocktails available for purchase, and activities

for the kid. 305-615-4704;

Mango Fest Key West — June 23-26, Bayview Park, Key West. Visit the Mango Mania Vendor Village, taste fresh mango creations, mango art, entertainment. Benefits Police Athletic League youth programs.

One Night Stand — 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 25, The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., Key West. The pandemic forced the venue to postpone this popular event where a group of funny people develops five brand new pieces of theater from start to finish in only 24 hours.; 305-296-0458.

Key Lime Festival — June 30-July 4, Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval St., Key West. Cooking classes, tastings, a vendor village, scavenger hunt, classes in horticulture, pie-eating competition, and the pie hop. The 4th of July Firecracker 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Edward B. Knight Pier, 1801 White St., Key West.

The 4th of July Mermaid Splash — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday July 1-4, at Lagerheads Beach Bar, at 0 Simonton St., Key West. Free, but tickets are needed to swim with the mermaids.

The Key West Mermaid Festival — Friday through Monday, July 1-4, at Truman Waterfront Park, Key west. A family-friendly festival with mermaid meet-ups, swim encounters, ocean-themed parties, and a weekend mermaid- and ocean-inspired marketplace. A portion of the proceeds benefit Reef Relief’s efforts to protect the coral reef ecosystem.

Fourth of July Fireworks — 5 p.m. Monday, July 4, Higgs Memorial Beach Park, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West.

Damon Fowler performs — 5:30, 9 and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 8, the Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead St., Key West.

The 38th annual Underwater Music Festival — July 8-9 at Looe Key Reef, about 6 miles south of Big Pine Key. This annual event for divers and

snorkelers in an area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary encourages environmentally responsible diving and preservation of the world’s coral reefs. From 6-8 p.m. Friday, at Mote Marine, 24244 Overseas Highway, Summerland Key, tour the facilities and get a firsthand look at their efforts to restore the reef. Free. Live music, light bites, and beverages. The dive takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Looe Key Reef. Local dive shops are taking reservations for seats on their vessels. Hosted by the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce. 305-872-2411.

The second annual Florida Key’s BrewBQ — 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon–5 p.m. Sunday, July 16-17, Marathon Community Park, Marathon. The smoked barbecue and craft beer festival-style event includes an amateur barbecue cooking competition with prizes, plus vendors, live music, kids’ games. Sponsored by the Marathon Chamber of Commerce. $5 admission, younger than 12 free.

Brendan Mayer performs — 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St., Key West.


Key West Mini Lobster Season — July 27-28.

Fitz and the Trantrums & Andy Grammar — July 29, Coffee Butler Amphitheater, 21 E. Quay Road, Key West. 305-985-0433;

Key West Whiskey Festival — New dates: Aug. 26-29 on the Sunset Green Lawn at the Gates Hotel. 305-509-9775.


Ecstatic Dance Silent Disco — 6 p.m. Sunday and the fourth Sunday of the month at Higgs Beach (by the playground).

2022 Art in the Garden — Through July 31, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Art in the Garden showcases local art & sculptures with artistic

expressions that are earth-friendly in the selection of materials and include recycled, repurposed, and natural material. 305-296-1504;


Key West Farmers Market — 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, Truman Waterfront, at the end of Southard Street. Tents are set up along the quay near the USCG Ingham. Fresh produce, orchids, and native plants, artisan meats and cheeses, pickles, honey, crafts, gifts. Take the free Duval Loop which stops near the market.; 305-731-3385.

Market on the Green — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and the first Saturday of the month, Sunset Green Event Lawn, 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. A local artisan’s market.


Coffee Butler Amphitheater — 35 E. Quay Road, Key West. 305-985-0433;

¦ Fitz and The Tantrums & Andy Grammar — July 29.

¦ Slightly Stoopid — Aug. 7.

¦ Legends of Music Row — Oct. 13-15. Jamey Johnson, Ronnie Dunn, and more.

Comedy Key West — 218 Whitehead St., Unit 5, Key West. 305-985-7370;

On stage:

¦ Michael Palascak — June 16-18.

¦ Jon Fisch – June 23-25.

¦ Mike Cronin — June 30, July 1-2.

¦ J.B. Ball — July 7-9.

Raanan Hershberg — July 14-16.

Special events:

¦ Paint ‘N’ Chug — 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 20 and 27, and July 18. Painting, comedy, games. $40.

¦ The Madhouse Open Mic — 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 and 28, July 5, 12, 19, and 26.

¦ Local Showcase — 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 and 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27.

¦ Paint Your Pet — July 25.

Key West Theater — 512 Eaton St., Key West. Social-distancing measures currently in place. All performances subject to change. Call before you attend. 305-985-0433;

¦ Jason Lamson — 8 p.m. June 18.

¦ Ladies Night Out — 7 p.m. June 22.

¦ The Raw Dawggs — 8 p.m. June 23.

¦ James Kirby — 7 p.m. June 25.

¦ Kristopher James — 8 p.m. July 8.

¦ Rolando Rojas: Caribe of Key West — 8 p.m. July 16.

¦ James Whitehead & Daryl Brooke — 7 p.m. July 20.

¦ The Andy Westcott Band — 8 p.m. July 25.

¦ Nick Norman with guest — 8 p.m. July 31.

¦ Larry Baeder & Ben Harrison — 7 p.m. Aug. 4.

¦ Kathy Gilmour & Gwen Filosa — 7 p.m. Aug. 12.

¦ Larry Baeder & Terri White — p.m. Aug. 25.

Red Barn Theatre — 319 Duval St., Key West. 305-296-9911 or

Tennessee Williams Theatre — The College of the Florida Keys, 5901 College Road, Key West. 305-295-7676;

The Waterfront Playhouse — 407 Wall St., Key West. 305-394-7445;

The Studios of Key West — 533 Eaton St., Key West. Regular gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Private tours to couples and small groups. Classes and workshops: Both online and in-person classes are offered.; 305-296-0458.


¦ Mango Madness Members’ Show — Through July 28.

Special events:

¦ One Night Stand — 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Creative thinkers to

develop five brand new pieces of theatre from start to finish in only 24 hours.

At Books & Books:

¦ Dr. Doug Mader “The Vet at Noah’s Ark” — 6-8 p.m. June 22, FKSPCA, 5711 College Road, Key West.

¦ Daniel Silva “Portrait of An Unknown Woman” — 8 p.m. July 22. A virtual event with Jamie Gangel interviewing the author. $29.99-$35.99 incudes a copy of the book.


Harry S Truman Little White House — 111 Front St., Key West. 305-615-4704;

The Key West Art & Historical Society — is the steward of four museums.

¦ Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House — 281 Front St, Key West. 305-295-6616.

¦ Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters — 938 Whitehead St., Key West. 305-294-0012.

¦ Fort East Martello Museum — 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. 305-296-3913.

¦ Tennessee Williams Museum — 513 Truman Ave., Key West. 305-204-4527.

Special events:

¦ Bicentennial Film Festival — 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. Film: “Matinee.”

Ongoing events:

¦ Robert the Doll Experience: 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. Considered one of the top haunted attractions in the U.S., hunt ghosts inside the historic Civil War-era fort which is home to Robert the Doll and more than 42 documented spirits. 305-296-3913.

¦ Lighthouse Sunset Experience: 938 Whitehead St., Key West. Celebrate the sunset in style from the observation platform of the island city’s iconic and historic lighthouse. 305-294-0012.

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center — 35 Quay Road, Key West.

Flagler Station Historeum — At the historic Key West Seaport, 901 Caroline St., Key West. 305-293-8716;

The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 82100 Overseas Highway, MM 82, on the property of the Islander Resort. Learn about Keys’ history.

Fort East Martello Museum — 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. 305-296-3913;

Key West Art Center — 301 Front St., Key West. Gallery space also offer classes. 305-294-1241;

The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory — 1316 Duval St., Key West. Conservatory hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, gift shop and gallery stay open until 5:30 p.m. 305-296-2988.

¦ Twilight tours: Scheduled in advance. Call 305-296-2988 ext. #19 or email

Key West Gallery — 601 Duval St., Key West. 305-923-1696;

Key West Tropical Forest Botanical Garden — 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 305-296-1504;


¦ The 2022 Key West Art in the Garden exhibit — This exhibit showcases 20 large outdoor pieces crafted by local artists from recycled materials and fits into the natural beauty and backdrop of the forest. This special exhibit runs through July 30.

Ongoing events:

¦ Garden Guardians — meet from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday and Saturday mornings to help maintain and restore the garden.

¦ Hatha Yoga — 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on the Lakeside Terrace. 10 classes for $125. Drop-in rate: $15, which includes admission to the garden.

¦ The Native Plant Nursery is open — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, June 18 and July 16, and third Saturday of month. Find more than 1,600 bird and butterfly-attracting plants propagated by nursery volunteers.

Sunset Pier — 0 Duval St., Key West. Music and more. 305-296-7701.

Truman Waterfront Park — 21 E. Quay Road at Southard St., Key West. Tour the USCGC Ingham, a quintessential portrait of Coast Guard history from 1936 to 1988. $10 age 13 and older; $5 age 7-12, free for age 6 and younger. All contributions go toward the restoration and maintenance of this historic ship with over 50 years of service around the world. 305-292-5072.


VFW Fishing Tournament — June 17-19, Key West. A family fun tournament. All proceeds benefit disabled and needy veterans of Monroe County.; 610-304-2392.

Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament — June 24-26, Islamorada. Intended for novice anglers. keys-summer-fishing/

59th Annual Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament — June 20-24, Lorelei Restaurant and Marina, Islamorada. For “tarpon addicts.” An all-release event by invitation only. Partial proceeds benefit the Guides Trust Foundation of the Florida Keys.

The second annual Florida Keys PBA Charity Dolphin Tournament — June 24-26, Ocean’s Edge Marina and Resort, Stock Island. This new Florida Keys fishing tournament is organized by S. Florida PBA members. Email:

IFC Captains Cup Dolphin Tournament — June 28-29, Islamorada. Teams compete.

Del Brown Permit Tournament — July 10-13, Key West. Permit caught on a fly is a real challenge. 305-360-6969. Email:

Stock Island Marina Village Key West Marlin Tournament — July 20-23, Key West. Anglers ply the waters once fished by novelist Ernest Hemingway. ¦

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