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

Sunset Series at the Amp — Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Truman Waterfront Park, 21 E. Quay Road, Key West. Limited capacity audiences are welcomed back to the Coffee Butler Amphitheater series featuring live music, local artisans, food vendors and a Key West sunset. The series will continue every Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. through Nov. 28. 305-985-0433,

Tickets available at

 Andy Westcott Band — Oct. 17.

 The Raw Dawggs (Nick Brownell) — Oct. 24.

 Robert Albury Band, Myles Mancuso — Nov. 7.

 Shastina Chiles, Nick Norman & Caffeine Carl — Nov. 14.

 The Happy Dog Band — Nov. 21.

 Rolando Rojas & the All Star Band — Nov. 28.

Fridays at the Gardens Hotel —

Part of the Key West International Guitar Festival, featuring classical guitar with Mateo, 5-7 p.m. Fridays, The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St., Key West; 305-294-2661 or

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

 Big Bawdy Burlesque Show: The Best of Burlesque — 8 p.m. Oct. 23-24. Ages 21+. Tickets: $45-$75.

 Second Annual Girls Just Wanna Have Rum — 1 p.m. Oct. 28. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25-$35.

 Donny Brewer and Friends — Oct. 29. Doors open 11 a.m., show begins at noon. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25-$45.

 Fools on Stools — Oct. 29. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25-$45.

 Tipsy & The Donuts — Nov. 6. Doors open 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. All ages.

 Key West Pride Follies — Nov. 7. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25-$35.

 Tony Baltimore & The Wilde Awake — Nov. 12. Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $20.

 Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours — Nov. 19. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25-$45.


Farmers Market — The Truman Waterfront Farmers Market is open 3 p.m.-sunset Thursdays in August and September at Truman Waterfront. The market features fresh produce, baked goods, honey, fresh seafood, cheese, international cuisine and more.

The Tropic Cinema — 416 Eaton St., Key West; 305-396-4944 or The theater now is open, with social distancing in place. Masks are required throughout your visit to the theater and staff will conduct temperature checks. Visitors will be required to use hand sanitizer. Full details and schedules are on the website.

Keys History — The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center currently is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, because of staffing limitations in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s at 82100 Overseas Highway, MM 82, on the property of the Islander Resort.

Key West Tropical Forest Botanical Garden — Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Social distancing protocols are in effect. Masks are required. The garden is at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information, call 305-296-1504 or visit

 Plant sale — Native trees, shrubs, vegetables and vines will be offered for sale 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 17. Available are 161 species of plants, with an inventory totaling more than 2,100 plants that attract birds and butterflies in 1 gallon to 10 gallon pots. Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.

The Studios of Key West — 533 Eaton St., Key West. Info: or 305-296-0458.


 “Fantasy Tales” — Fantasy Fest Stories & Memories, created and directed by Toby Amour. 7 p.m. Oct. 22-23. Performed under the stars by Key West actors, Hugh’s View at The Studios. Safe and distanced seating areas: $100, or $80 for members. Seating areas can accommodate up to four.


 “MARC in the Time of COVID” — Works by the clients of MARC — the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens is a nonprofit agency serving differently abled adults, through Oct. 29, Sanger Gallery.


 Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth — 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 20, 27. Students will meet at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies at 529 Eaton St. Cost: $135, $110 members.

 Writing Your Own Big Story into Your Own Short Film — A screenwriting workshop with Marco Calvani, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29, via Zoom. Cost: $125, $100 members.

“West Side Story”: A Cultural Perspective on an American Tragedy — With Stephen Kitsakos, 4 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29, via Zoom. Cost: $90, $75 members.

 Printmaking with Cricket Desmarais — 10 a.m. Oct. 17, Carriage Trade Artist Residencies at 529 Eaton St. Cost: $120, $100 members.

 The Art of Womanhood in Ancient Greece — With Dr. Keely Neuer, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 3-17. Cost: $90, $75 members.

Spontaneous Gardens — With B. Lucy Stevens, 4-6 p.m. two Wednesdays and a Thursday, Nov. 11-19. Create a colorful flower garden painting. Cost: $120, $90 members.

 Sunrise, Sunset: The Americanization of Jewish Culture — With Stephen Kitsakos, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 12-19. Cost: $40, $45 members.

Looking ahead

Many signature Florida Keys events have been canceled because of COVID- 19.

Goombay Fest, Fantasy Fest, Local Color and the 29th annual Meeting of the Minds for Parrotheads, originally set for October, all have been canceled.

But Oct. 15 brings the official opening of stone crab season. Suffice it to say we’ll be eating well. ¦

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