Monthly Archives: June 2012

Wildlife Benefit tonight at Vino’s

Tonight at Key West’s favorite wine bar, Vino’s, join local wildlife lovers for drink specials, raffle prizes, conversation and fundraising fun as money is raised to support the Key West Wildlife Center. Located at 810 Duval St., the fundraiser will be held from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Bring a friend and show your support for our island’s precious flora & fauna! For more information, call 305-292-1008.

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Looking for something to do tonight?

The Tropic Cinema movie theatre in downtown Key West is continuing its “Cool Classic June: Lovable Losers” movie series with a 7:00pm showing of Caddyshack, the 1980 comedy classic starring Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. Tickets are $9.50 (members pay the reduced rate of $6.50) and can be purchased at the theatre, which is located at 416 Eaton Street. Just a reminder: The Tropic has the best fresh-popped popcorn in town, and is the only movie theatre in Key West that allows you to bring both wine and key lime pie into your film. If that doesn’t convince you to stop by for a flick, we don’t know what will!

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Weather Report: Weekend of 6/14 – 6/17

This weekend’s weather report is looking to be a continuation of much of the same forecast we’ve had throughout the week, with temperatures creeping slowly upwards and the chance of rain hovering between 10% and 30%. Today looks like the perfect beach day, with sunny skies and partial clouds scheduled for the rest of the day. Scattered thunderstorms move in over the weekend, sure to add some necessary relief to the scorching temperatures.

The UV index for the next four days is rated an extreme 11, so please be cautious and remember to wear & reapply sunscreen religiously. Let’s make sure that the only lobster sighted on your vacation is a dinner entree, and not someone’s loved one!

Enjoy the beautiful weather…

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Screening tonight

Looking for something to do tonight? Head next door to Ibis Bay, who will be screening “Monterey Pop,” a film documenting the celebrated Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. The Monterey Pop Festival was a three-day concert that now holds the historical title of being the first ever widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival. The concert (and the subsequent film being screened tonight!) featured musical greats such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and more. The concert crossed many musical boundaries, mixing blues, jazz, folk, R&B, soul, rock, pop, psychedelia, and classical genres, and boasting a line-up that put established stars alongside groundbreaking new acts from all across the world.

The movie starts at 8:00pm. Flower child accessories not provided.

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Feeling tough? Want to do something different on your vacation?

Key West’s only sanctioned, insured and US Coast Guard permitted swim race around the island is happening in just a few days! Sponsored by the Bone Island Master’s Club and the Florida Keys Community College, this race is always an exciting event– and would certainly make an incredible post-vacation story! Clocking in at about 12.5 miles, the race is open to age groups between 18 and 65+. Why not try something new and challenging this Saturday?

For details, more information and to get registered, visit: http://www.fkccswimaroundkeywest.com/

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Parrot Key wins TripAdvisor Excellence Award

To those of you who are already big fans of our beautiful resort, you won’t be surprised to learn that TripAdvisor– the internet’s largest authority on hotel reviews– has awarded Parrot Key Hotel & Resort a Certificate of Excellence for 2012!  We’re all very proud to share this with you, and want to extend a big thank you to our loyal customers and fans. It’s you who have taken the time to share your positive reviews of our beautiful hotel. We are so grateful that we have the best customers in the business! Celebrate this award with us today.

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Fantasy Fest King & Queen Candidate Meeting: Today, 6pm

One of the most important accolades any Key West fan can win, the King & Queen of Fantasy Fest are certainly a vital part of the October celebrations. As with any awarded monarchy, campaigning for one’s crown is of the utmost importance! If you think you’ve got what it takes to wear this year’s crown, come to an informative meeting this evening, June 11th at 6pm at the Southernmost Hotel Conference Room, 1319 Duval St. Official campaigning begins Friday, August 24th, so today’s meeting is a great way to get a jump on preparations and have any questions about the process answered. As with each year, candidates whose fundraising efforts are the most successful will be crowned the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest on Friday, Oct. 19, at the official Coronation Ball, the theme of which is “Mayan Empire.”

For more information call Pam DeMala at 296-6196.

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Art Camp for Kids begins today

Presented by The Key West Art & Historical Society, this year’s summer Art Camp for children ages 5 to 12 begins today, June 11. The two one-week sessions will take place at at East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., and will teach students about the culture of global and local art. Classes are held daily from 9:30am to 12:30pm and are a wonderful way for children to escape the summer heat for a few blissful hours of crafts and learning! The cost of each two-week session is $150 for non-museum members and $135 for museum members.

Registration has already started and classes are filling up rapidly, so call 305- 295-6616 ext. 111 to register or to learn more. Alternatively, you may email mgidea@kwahs.org for more information.

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Pride Fest Continues with a new day of activities…

Day 3 of Pride Fest is here, and the schedule looks great! From film screenings to dance parties, your Friday night looks anything but dull. Mile Zero has the full schedule, with something for everyone. Our suggestion for a must-see? Aqua’s Fruits of the Rainbow Dance Party, a wild and wonderful rainbow-themed dress up dance party. Definitely the best way to celebrate Pride Week while competing for a cash prize for the most inventive color ensemble! And with no cover at the door, it’s definitely the most affordable party happening in Key West tonight.

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Tonight: Waterfront Playhouse presents “Fruit Fly”

For two nights only, Emmy award-winning actor Leslie Jordan– who won hearts and laughs on the acclaimed TV series “Will and Grace” for years– will visit Key West to perform his side-splitting new play, “Fruit Fly: Do Gay Men Become Their Mother?” This event is sure to be a sell-out, and with tickets priced at an affordable $45 a pop, you’d better act quick! To purchase, visit http://waterfrontplayhouse.org/
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