Lower Keys Fall Migration Mania — Birding Wildlife Adventure — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26-27, Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road, Stock Island, Key West. Info: www.keywest.garden.
PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Sunset Pier — 0 Duval St., Key
West. Info: 305-296-7701.
¦ SSP After Hours — Tony Baltimore
and the Wilde Awake — 9-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
Sunset Series at the Amp —
Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Truman
Waterfront Park, 21 E. Quay Road, Key
West. Limited capacity audiences will
be welcomed back to the Coffee Butler
Amphitheater beginning Oct. 3 for an
eight-week 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. Tickets available at www.thekeywestamp.com.
¦ Lofton “Coffee” Butler supported
by a full band led by Larry Baeder —
Oct. 3. The 90-minute set will include
special guests Cliff Sawyer, Mina Lopez
and Clayton Lopez, among others. This
will be the first performance for the
92-year-old Key West icon on the dedicated stage. Kristen McNamara, a local
favorite and former American Idol contestant, will perform an hourlong set at
the start of the evening.
¦ Coconut Victrola — Oct. 10.
¦ Andy Westcott Band — Oct. 17.
¦ The Raw Dawggs (Nick Brownell) — Oct. 24.
¦ TBD — 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 www.mateoguitar.com.
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.
¦ Comedy Coven with Kathy Gilmour & Friends — Sept. 25. Doors open 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. All ages.
¦ Songwriter Speakeasy Series: Kim Jade, Ben Taddiken & Kristen McNamara — Oct. 11. Doors open 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25-$45. Ages 21+.
¦ 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 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$35. Ages 21+
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.
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 with its Virtual Cinematheque Series.
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 September, 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.
The Studios of Key West — 533 Eaton St., Key West. Info: www.tskw.org or 305-296-0458.
¦ “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, Oct. 1-29, Sanger Gallery. Online reception 6-7 p.m. Oct. 1.
¦ Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth — 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 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. 8, 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.
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, were canceled. 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, so at least we know we’ll be eating well. ¦