WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

 

Please send calendar listings to Janis Fontaine at pbnews@floridaweekly.com.

Reef Fest 2021 — Oct 14-17, REEF Campus, 98300 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo. 305-852-0030. An annual celebration of marine conservation with diving, snorkeling, kayaking, ocean-themed seminars, educational programs, and social events. Most events are free, but preregistration required at www.reef.org.

Green Fairy Fest — Friday through Sunday, Oct. 15-17, the Gates Hotel Key West, 3820 N Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. Four luxury pools with daily pool parties with professional mermaid models, 3D body painting, a performance by Circ X, dueling deejays on the lawn, a carnival midway with rides. www.greenfairyfest.com.

ZomBEEz & Family Friendly Halloween — 5-11 p.m. Oct. 15, 16, and 31, Island Farm, 7000 Fifth Ave., Key West. A fully interactive experience with a family-friendly children’s area, costume contest, ‘bomb’ fire, music, s’mores, food. $10 kids, free for age 2 and younger, $45 adults, $100 for the VIP package. www.IslandFarmHoney.com

Discovery Saturday — 10-11 a.m. Oct. 16, Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 E. Quay Road, Key West. Fun learning for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade on the third Saturday. Registration required at 305-809-4750. www.floridakeys. noaa.gov/eco_ discovery.

Fort Taylor Living History Weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, 601 Howard England Way, Key West. www.web.keywestchamber.org/events

The 16th annual Tiger in the Woods Golf Tournament — 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, Key West Golf Club, 6450 College Road, Key West. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Tee-off at 7:30 a.m. Kerry Baker at 305-294-2587.

Cars & Coffee Key West — 9 a.m.- noon Sunday, Oct. 17, Denny’s, 2710 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. www.carsandcoffeekeywest.com.

Fantasy Fest — Oct. 22-31, various locations, Key West. www.fantasyfest.com.

Adam Scott Rote: Live the Fantasy Exhibition — Oct. 23-26, Key West Gallery, 601 Duval St., Key West. 305-923-1696; www.keywestgallery.com.

Heroes and Villains 5K — Monday, Oct. 25, 510 South St., Key West. Dress up as your favorite Superhero or Supervillain and run, walk, or fly to the finish line. $30. www.runsignup.com.

“Smallest Parade In The Universe” Auction — 7 p.m. Oct. 23, the Studios of Key West, and 533 Eaton St., Key West. Artists’ pint-sized floats for Fantasy Fest will be auctioned with proceeds to benefit MARC House. www.tskw.org; 305-296-0458.

Littles on the Farm — 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Island Farm, 7000 Fifth St., Stock Island. Bring a wagon or sand-friendly stroller, bug spray, a water bottle, and snacks. Bring some lettuce or oats to feed the baby goats, pigs, and turtles. Reservations at www.IslandFarm- Honey.com.

Patrick & the Swayzees —8-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, The Perry Hotel Key West, 7001 Shrimp Road, Key West. www.theswayzees.com.

“Fifty Shades Of Key West” — 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, Sidebar Lounge at Aqua Bar Nightclub, 504 Angela St., Key West. Three rooms

of unique entertainment, music, dancing, performances, interactive events. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. www.eventbrite.com.

“The Mon Valley Medium” — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, in the Studios of Key West Courtyard at 529 Eaton St., Key West. Alec Silberblatt’s one-person play is a darkly comic tale that looks at why we believe what we believe. $30, $20 for members at www.tskw.org; 305-296-0458.

The 30th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2021 — Nov. 3-7. A Parrothead convention benefiting charity, but many events are members only. Events open to the public include the free Margaritaville Street Fest on Friday from 1-5:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Duval St. (near Fleming St.). www.phip.com/meeting

RWO Offshore World Championships — Nov. 7-14. Considered the pinnacle of offshore powerboat racing, top powerboat, and super boat offshore racers compete for title of World Champion. Good viewing from Fort Zachary Taylor State Park at the end of Southard Street. 305-800-RACE; email raceworldoffshore@gmail.com; www.raceworldoffshore.com/key-west/

Montessori United 5k & Kids’ Fun Run — Nov. 14, Key West. Walk, run or stroll this 5K/1m/.5m to support Montessori education in Key West! Finisher medals given to all participants, t-shirts to the first 150 to register. Award medals for the 5K and 1-mile races! Starts at 8 a.m., Higgs Beach. Register online. Proceeds benefit May Sands Montessori School & the Montessori Children’s School. www.themeruns.com.

First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run — Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk — Nov 14, runs over the Jewfish Creek Bridge overlooking the Key Largo Bay and finish at Gilbert’s Resort, 107900 Overseas Highway, Key Largo. www.runsignup.com.

LOOKING AHEAD

Key West Film Festival — Nov. 17-21, Key West. This annual celebration of cinematic excellence returns. Its theme: “Where passion meets paradise” is a showcase the best of Florida filmmaking talent. Filmmakers and industry leaders participate in discussions and workshops and the festival supports the next generation of local student filmmakers with scholarships and other key awards. www.keywestff.com.

SMART Ride 18 — Nov. 19-20, from the University of Miami Watsco Center to the AIDS Memorial in Key West. Pedal through paradise and support an important cause at the same time. Founded in 2003, SMART Ride is a two-day charitable journey among the largest bicycle ride in the Southeastern United States dedicated to raising funds for HIV/AIDS. www.thesmartride.org/the-ride/schedule-of=events/

The South Florida Symphony Welcome Back Concert — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Road, Key West. 305-295-7676; www.keystix.com.

GREENMARKETS

Key West Farmers Market — 3-8 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. www.keysartisanmarket.

com/farmersmarket.htm; 305-731-3385.

Key West Artisan Market — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. alternate Sundays November to April, Higgs Beach, in the parking lot at the Key West Wildlife Center. Local artisans include culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, fresh produce, and ready to eat foods. Bring your own bags. Check for dates: www.keysartisanmarket.com.

Market on the Green — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 6 and the first Saturday of the month, Sunset Green Event Lawn, 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. A local artisan market. Also Dec. 4, Jan. 1, Feb. 5. www.keywestchamber.org/community-events.

TOP VENUES

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

¦ Pet Masquerade — 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. ¦ ZZ TOP — Nov. 6. ¦ Tedeschi Trucks Band — Nov. 14. ¦ The Temptations — Dec. 11.

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

Performers:

¦ Flip Schultz — Oct. 14-16 ¦ Carmen Morales — Oct. 21-23 ¦ The MadHouse Open Mic — Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 26 ¦ Eddie Ifft — Nov. 11-13 ¦ April Macie — Nov. 18-20 ¦ Jessimae Peluso — Nov. 26-27.

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center — 35 Quay Road, Key West. www.floridakeys.noaa.gov

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.

¦ Harriette Potter & the Enchanted Tassel — Oct. 26-29. ¦ Mike Nash & Southern Drawl Band — 7 p.m. Nov. 7. ¦ Bum Farto: The Musical — Nov. 9-11. ¦ John Mayall — Nov. 17. ¦ 1964… The Tribute — Nov. 18. ¦ Sinatra: That’s Life — The Musical — Nov. 27. ¦ Peter Mayer — Nov. 28. ¦ FRIENDS! The Musical Parody — Dec. 3. ¦ The Wood Brothers w/ The Dead Tongues — Dec. 4. ¦ Who’s Bad (Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute) — Dec. 9. ¦ The Kingston Trio — Dec. 12. ¦ A John Waters Christmas — Dec. 14. ¦ Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker — Dec. 15-17. ¦ Tommy Prine — Dec. 18.

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

¦ Coconut Victrola with the Robert Albury Band — 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. ¦ Badfish a Tribute to Sublime — 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. ¦ Great American Trainwreck — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. ¦ That Arena Rock Show — 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. ¦ 20th Annual Living Art Expo — 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. ¦ Trop Rock Junkies — 6 p.m. Nov. 3. ¦ The Wheeland Brothers — 5-7 Nov. 8-9.

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.

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

¦ “The Rocky Horror Show” — Oct. 14-29. ¦ “Shout!” — Nov. 17-20. ¦ “Every Brilliant Thing” — Nov. 21-29. ¦ “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” — Dec. 8-25

GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

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

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.

Fort East Martello Museum — 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. 305-296-3913; www.kwahs.org/museums/fort-east-martello/

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

The Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum — 281 Front St., Key West. 305-295-6616; www.kwahs.org.

¦ “A Mixed Up, Muddled Up, Shook Up World: A Mark Hedden Photography Exhibit” — Through Nov. 7 in the Bumpus Gallery. Mark Hedden “street photography,” captures public and private spaces and behavior.

¦ “Illustrating from Paradise: The Works of Morgan Dennis and Gerald Leake” — Through Jan. 3 in the Bryan Gallery.

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

¦ “Adam Scott Rote: Live the Fantasy Exhibition” — Oct. 23-26.

¦ “Fantasy Fest: Bill Mack & Gary Welton” — 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Meet the artist from 8-11 p.m. Also on display from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. A VIP event takes place from 7-11 p.m. Call 305-292- 9339 to RSVP.

¦ Meet Thomas Arvid — Nov. 18-21. Live painting demonstrations and wine tastings. Also appearing in Dec. and Jan. Reservations required at 305-292-9339.

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

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

¦ Garden Guardians — Volunteers who help maintain and restore the garden meet from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Saturday. No commitment is needed except for your enthusiasm.

¦ Native Plant Sale — 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 16 and the third Saturday of the month.

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:

¦ The Smallest Parade in the Universe — Through Oct. 28.

Classes and workshops: Both online and

in-person classes are offered.

Tennessee Williams Museum — 513 Truman Ave., Key West. 305-204-4527; www.kwahs.org/museums/tennessee-williams ¦

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