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Locals Day — The first Sunday of each month locals receive free admission into the Key West Aquarium, Sails to Rails Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, Old Town Trolley and Conch Tour Train. Families and individuals only. Must show proof of Monroe County residency. Info: 305-293-7249.


Labor Day — Socially distanced relaxation.


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 www.thekeywesttheater.com.



 Larry Baeder & Friends — Music, Aug. 28. Doors open 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15.

 River Les Traveled of The Swayzees — With Les Greene and River Seine of The Swayzees. Music, Sept. 4. Doors open 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15.

 Comedy Coven with Kathy Gilmour & Friends — Sept. 25. Doors open 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15.

The Studios of Key West — To honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, playwright Karen Leonard presents “A Flourish of Hatpins,” an original play about a fictional Key West family in 1920 divided by the politics of a woman’s right to vote. Tickets for the online theatrical event, which can be streamed on-deman through Aug. 23, are now on sale at The Studios of Key West. Tickets are $15/$10 members. Info: www.tskw.org or 305-296-0458.



Waterfront Playhouse — The theater will present Joan Didion’s “The Year of Magical Thinking” for two performances, 8 p.m. Sept. 4-5. Stars Leslie Greene. The playhouse is on Mallory Square in Old Town, Key West. Masks are required, temperatures will be taken and social distancing will be observed. Tickets: $20. Info: 305-294-5015 or www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.


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. www.keysartisanmarket.com.

Virtual Cinematheque Series —

The Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West; 305-396-4944 or www.tropiccinema.com. The theater is closed to visitors, but is offering virtual screenings of films from around the world. A sampling: “Flannery,” “Bloody Nose Empty

Pockets,” “The Cuban,” “Waiting for the Barbarians,” “The Tobacconist,” “Queen of Lapa,” “Miss Juneteenth,” “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of those Things,” “Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own,” “Marona’s Fantastic Tale,” “Quarantine Cat Film Fest” and “The Surrogate,” among others.

Keys History — The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center currently is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays- Fridays, at least through the end of August, 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. www.keysdiscovery.com.

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 www.keywest.garden.

Looking ahead

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

Womenfest Key West 2020 and 11th Annual Key West Brew Fest, scheduled for September, have been canceled. So have Goombay Fest, Fantasy Fest, Local Color and the 29th annual Meeting of the Minds for Parrotheads, originally set for October.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Oct. 15 brings the official opening of stone crab season, so at least we know we’ll be eating well.

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