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Editor’s note: All of these events were scheduled as of press deadline. As always, call before attending to confirm that nothing has been canceled in light of COVID- 19.
Native Plants for Sale — 9 a.m.-
noon July 18, Key West Tropical Forest
Botanical Garden. 161 species of plants
are now available, bringing the inventory to 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. Masks
are required. The Garden is at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Info: Call 305-
296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden.
Hemingway Days — Festivities
continue through July 26, with scheduled events that include a three-day
marlin tournament recalling Ernest
Hemingway’s passion for deep-sea
angling, virtual symposium presentations, a museum exhibit of rare Hemingway memorabilia, a commemoration
of the 121st anniversary of the author’s
July 21 birth and a 5k run that salutes his
sporting interests. 40th annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest is canceled this
year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next Hemingway Look-Alike
Contest is scheduled July 22-24, 2021.
2020 Mini Lobster Season —
There are two Florida Lobster Seasons,
the two-day mini-season and the eight-month regular season. The mini-season
is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year,
it is July 29-30. Be sure to verify dates
and regulations with Florida Fish and
Wildlife. It begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and ends at midnight Thursday.
The regular eight-month lobster season
is Aug. 6-March 31. Required licenses include the recreational saltwater fishing license and a spiny lobster permit, unless exempt. There is a bag limit of six lobsters per person per
day (in and off the water). A measuring
device or gauge is required at all times,
and the lobster must be measured in the
water. Info: www.floridalobstering.com.
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.
Key West Lobster Fest — Many
events for the 24th annual installment
of the festival, including the Lobsterfest
Duval Crawl, Lobsterfest Street Fair & Concert, have been canceled because of COVID-19. Individual restaurants will be offering events. Info: 305-998-8599 or www.keywestlobsterfest.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.
Tipsy & the Donuts — Music, Aug. 7.
Doors open 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m.
Kristen McNamara — Music, Aug.
14. Doors open 6 p.m., show begins at 7
p.m. Tickets: $15.
Jason Lamson, featuring Claire
Finley & Myles Mancuso — Music,
Aug. 21. Doors open 6 p.m., show begins
at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15.
Farmers Market — The Truman
Waterfront Farmers Market is open 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays at Truman Waterfront. The market features fresh produce, baked goods, honey, fresh seafood,
cheese, international cuisine and more.
Virtual Cinematheque Series —
The Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key
West; 305-396-4944 or www.tropiccinema.com.
The Tropic Cinema’s Virtual Cinematheque Series presents a variety of films:
July 16 — Pride Series — “For They
Know Not What They Do,” “The Surrogate,” “Pioneers of Queer Cinema” and
“Queen of Lapa.”
July 17 — “Shirley,” “Tomasso,”
“Picture of His Life,” “A White, White
Day,” “Quarantine Cat Film Festival,”
“Marona’s Fantastic Tale” and “Ursula
von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own.”
July 29 — Picks for the Pandemic —
Series include Best of Tropic 2018, 2019
and 2020, The African American Experience, Pride Month.
Keys History — The Florida Keys
History & Discovery Center offers Facebook live virtual visits at 1 p.m. Mondays with Mote Marine Laboratory’s
Aquarium Biologist Blake Terry. At 10
a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Discovery Center curator Brad Bertelli features
a glimpse of the museum through existing exhibits. Every other Wednesday,
Mr. Bertelli hosts Cocktails with the
Curator, an open question-and-answer
hour about all things Keys history. On
Field Trip Fridays, Mr. Bertelli visits a
different historic site in the Upper Keys
and provides a brief history lesson at
10 a.m. And if you miss one of the live
events, you can always access the Discovery Center’s digital media offerings
on-demand on its YouTube Channel
(search “Florida Keys History & Discovery Center”). www.keysdiscovery.com.
Art in the Garden — The 10th
annual Key West Art in the Garden is
open at the Key West Tropical Forest &
Botanical Garden with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature.
These works are Earth-friendly in the
selection of materials and themes. Sculptures by local artists accent the conservation site on Stock Island through July 31,
10 a.m.-4 p.m. seven days a week. 5210
College Road, Stock Island. hwww.keywest. garden.
Jag Gallery — The gallery hosts the
exhibit “Dreaming,” new ceramic and
found object assemblages by Cathy Rose
and new watercolors by Susan Sugar,
through July 26. 1075 Duval St., Space
C-23 in Duval Square, or www.jaggallery. art.
Window Art — The corner windows
of the CVS Pharmacy at 500 Duval St.
feature a display of artwork by local
painters Martha Cook and Jimi Lehmkuhl. Both artists are academically
trained painters who have a passion for
painting and have made it their profession. Cook’s work reflects Impressionism and Lehmkuhl’s work reflects
Surrealism. The show runs through