WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

 

The 6th Sense Haunted Tour of Key West — 9-11 p.m. July 16-Aug. 31, Aqua Bar and Nightclub, 711 Duval St., Key West. Paranormal investigators lead a search for hauntings using special equipment. $17.99-$25. www.eventbrite.com.

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentleman — 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., Key West. 305-985-0433; www.thekeywesttheater.com

Hemingway Days — July 20-25, Key West. Celebrate the life of the great American writer and Key West resident with the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, literary readings, an exhibit of rare Hemingway memorabilia, and a street fair. For a complete schedule, visit www.fla-keys.com/hemingway-days/.

Del Brown Permit Tournament — July 18-21, Key West. Anglers fly-fish on the flats in a challenge that honors the late angling pioneer Del Brown. www.delbrown.com.

Stock Island Marina Village Key West Marlin Tournament — July 21-24, Key West. www.keywestmarlin.com.

Sublime With Rome & Dirty Heads — July 23, Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Key West. $64.50. www.ramsheadpresents.com.

Truman Waterfront Market — 3-7 p.m. July 29, Truman Waterfront Park, Key West. 305-731-3385. Also Aug. 5.

Market on the Green — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 7 and the first Saturday of the month, Sunset Green Event Lawn, 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. A local artisan market. More dates: Sept. 4, Oct. 9, Nov. 6. www.keywestchamber.org/ community-events.

Tropical Heat — Aug. 11-15. All-male theme parties, clothing-optional pool parties, and adult-oriented entertainment. Age 21 and older. 305-294-4603; www.gaykeywestfl.com.

The 25th Annual Key West Lobsterfest — Aug. 12-15 at various locations. www.keywestlobsterfest.com.

¦ Lobster Boil — 5-9 p.m. Aug. 12. Fresh lobster at the Historic Key West Seaport at sunset.

¦ Lobsterfest Pool Party — 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13, Havana Cabana Resort, Party in Key West’s largest pool.

¦ Lobsterfest Duval Pub Crawl — 8 p.m.-midnight Aug. 13, at bars on Duval Street. A charity fundraiser and celebration.

¦ Lobsterfest Street Fair & Concert — Noon-11 p.m. Aug. 14, 100-500 Blocks of Duval Street. Lobster from local restaurants, live music, arts and crafts vendors. Free.

¦ Lobster Brunch — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 15, First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery.

ONGOING

Classical guitar by Mateo — 5-7 p.m. Fridays, The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St., Key West. Part of the Key West International Guitar Festival. 305-294-2661; www.mateoguitar.com.

CFK Swim Around Key West — Select days through Sept. 5, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A 12.5-mile endurance swim around the island of Key West, organized by the College of the Florida Keys. www.swimaroundkeywest.org.

LOOKING AHEAD

Fee Free Day — Aug. 25, Everglades and Dry Tortuga National Parks. Celebrate the National Park Service’s birthday with a trip to the park. Entry fees, normally $15 to $30 are waived all day. www.nps.gov/ever/ or www.drytortugas.com.

Womenfest 2021 — Sept. 1-5. www.gaykeywestfl.com/womenfest/

12th Annual Brewfest — Sept. 2-6. www.keywestbrewfest.com.

Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. Celebrity Tournament — Sept. 10-12, Key West. www.redbone.org.

Southernmost Marathon — Oct. 7-9. 954-213-6699.

All American BBQ Cook Off — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5, in the Key Plaza Shopping Center. www.facebook.com/ All-American-BBQ-Cook-Off

Fantasy Fest — Oct. 20-31. 305-295-9112.

The 38th Annual Headress Ball — Oct. 28. 305-294-4603.

LOCAL VENUES

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

¦ Rebelution — Sept. 19. With Steel Pulse, Kabaka Pyramid, DJ Mackle and Keznamdi

¦ Brett Eldredge — Oct. 2. With Morgan Evans.

¦ ZZ TOP — Nov. 6.

¦ The Temptations — Dec. 11.

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

Performers:

¦ Nery Saenz — July 15-17.

¦ Sean Finnerty — July 22-23.

¦ Mia Jackson — July 29-31.

Special events:

¦ Paint ’N Chug — 7 p.m. Monday, July 19 and 26 and Aug. 2. Hosted by local artist Lance Berry. This painting/comedy hour combines the convention paint & sip with comedy and games. The last event of the month (July 26) is a special 3-hour Paint ‘N Chug.

¦ The MadHouse Open Mic — 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 and 27. Comedy, music, variety, and impropriety. Performers of all stripes welcome. Fee, but reservations recommended. Performers should email comedykeywest@gmail.com.

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; www.thekeywesttheater.com.

¦ Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentleman— 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17.

¦ Nick Norman — July 23.

¦ The Raw Dawggs — 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.

¦ Parrothead Massacre — July 31. Fundraiser for Nicky’s Celebration.

¦ Paula Poundstone — Aug. 21.

¦ Coffee Butler and Friends — Aug. 29.

¦ Carl Palmer — Sept. 7.

¦ Acoustic Alchemy — Oct. 5.

La Te Da — 1125 Duval St., 305-296-6706; www.lateda.com.

¦ Cabaret: Randy Roberts — 9 p.m. July 15-17, 20, 22-24, 29-31. $33.

¦ Piano Bar — No cover.

¦ 3Sum — July 15-18, 22-26, and 29-31.

¦ The Fabulous Spectrelles — July 20-21 and 27-28.

GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

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. www.keysdiscovery.com.

Key West Art Center — Gallery space; also offers classes. 301 Front St., Key West. Info: 305-294-1241 or www.keywestartcenter.com.

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. www.tskw.org; 305-296-0458.

Exhibitions:

¦ Mango Madness: The Annual Members’ Summer Show — Through July 29.

¦ Classes and workshops: Online and in-person classes are offered in painting and drawing, writing, music, performance and movement, and other disciplines. See website for complete information.

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

¦ Native Plant Sale — 9 a.m.-noon July 17 and the third Saturday of the month. More dates: Aug. 21, Sept. 18.

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

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