Monthly Archives: November 2012

Walk on White tonight

 

Walking through the lush gardens here at Parrot Key Hotel and Resort, you may have noticed we have something of an art addiction. We just can’t help but adorn our Key West hotel with incredible works of sculpture, photography and painting, many of which have been created & purchased locally. If you’re a fellow art lover like us you’ll definitely want to attend tonight’s Walk on White, where participating galleries and stores in the White St. gallery district will be open to visitors from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with light refreshments included at many participating locations. Stroll your way down White St. and enjoy new works curated by iconic Key West galleries such as Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery, The Studios of Key West, and more.

Leave yourself some extra time to take in the moving exhibition “Hidden in Plain View: Faces and Stories of Homelessness,”  curated by Erika Biddle and opening tonight at The Studios of Key West (600 White St.) This multimedia exploration of Key West’s homeless population includes poetry, drawings and written words by homeless Key West residents, as well as a dramatic collection of photographs by Sheelman. Healthful refreshments will be provided by local favorite Help Yourself, whose mouthwatering (and good for you!) food is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

An exciting new addition to the walk includes the Coffee Mill Dance Studio, located at 916 Pohalski St (just a short walk from White St.) where a special dance series entitled “hIPSO facto” will be open to the public at 8:00pm.

 

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“Boston Marriage” opens tonight

Here at Parrot Key Resort, we know you love drama.

Theatre, that is.

Which is why we’re letting you know that the Key West Fringe Theatre’s opening night performance of David Mamet’s Boston Marriage is the place to be tonight. If your Friday evening is already a little overbooked, don’t worry: there’s more performances ahead this weekend and beyond.

You’ll want to brush up on your playwriting lingo, first (Mamet is known for his whip-smart, biting wordplay) and then head over to www.keystix.com to buy your seats. Then it’s over to the Carriage Trade guest house, located at 529 Eaton St., for the performance at 8:00pm.

Bring us back a program– we’ll put it in our scrapbook.

For more information on the Key West Fringe Theatre group, visit http://www.keywestfringe.org/

 

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Friday in Key West

Make sure you ate a good breakfast this morning, because you’ll need your energy for these TGIF activities….

First up, catch any of the three Offshore Powerboat Championship races that are zooming around the island today. With the last race happening at 2:00pm, you have plenty of time to sleep in & make your way down to the Truman Annex at a leisurely pace. Then get ready for the post-race party on Duval St., happening this evening from 7:00 – 11:00pm. For the full schedule of race events, visit www.superboat.com

If you’re like us, you feel the triumvirate of drinking is a Happy Hour that combines charity, discounted drinks and cupcakes. You’ll definitely want to swing by the BottleCap Groove Lounge tonight from 5:00-8:00pm for their Cupcake Wars Happy Hour, with proceeds to benefit Wesley House Family Services, a great local charity that helps families in need. Watch as local bakers battle it out to see whose cupcake is champion (and enjoy the spoils of their war in the form of delicious, delicious cupcakes all evening.) The BottleCap Groove Lounge is located at 1128 Simonton St– ask your friendly local Key West hotel front desk employee for directions.

 

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Aqua’s 10 Year Anniversary Party Tonight

Whether you’re new to the drag circuit or a lifelong fan, tonight’s party at Aqua is sure to be a blast. Come celebrate a decade of whimsical & fabulous fun at one of Key West’s most famous drag institutions: Aqua Bar & Nightclub, located at 711 Duval Street.

This party is sure to be a show-stopper, with music, champagne, gifts and hors d’oeuvres– and you’re invited! So be sure to swing by Aqua tonight from 6:00 – 9:00pm and congratulate those gals on one swingin’ decade of fun.

Aqua is located in downtown historic Key West on Duval St, just a few miles away from our own Key West hotel– an easy bike, cab or scooter ride from our front lobby. Ask one of our friendly front desk agents for directions!

 

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“Person of Interest” opens today

Today is the official world premiere of “Person of Interest,” a powerful new play by local Key West playwright/director/actor Bob Bowersox. With murder, intrigue, suspense and conflict, this thrilling drama will have you at the edge of your seat all night!

This Red Barn Special Event is sponsored by TheatreXP, and will be playing in historic downtown Key West from now until the 24th of November. Get your tickets now!

Visit http://redbarntheatre.com/ for details and to purchase seats for a performance.

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Off to the races…

Well, it’s official: voting is over. Which means the only line you’re likely to wait in for the rest of the week is the one for the bathroom at the Green Parrot Bar. The election fervor has finally subsided and things are returning back to normal here in Key West– that is, as normal as they ever tend to get around here.

We’re all very excited for another big day of Offshore Powerboat Races here at Parrot Key Resort! The Truman Annex is the place to be today, with a chance to see the boats up close and personal and get a great seat for the races this afternoon. As always, the full schedule of events can be found here: www.superboat.com

Have fun out there, be safe, and enjoy your vacation!

 

 

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Parade tonight…

If you’re planning on hitting the streets tonight please keep in mind that the Key West High School Homecoming will be having their parade at 6:30pm. The parade route is listed below; roads will be blocked off during the parade and may be congested for a few minutes afterwards as people move to the football stadium. (This is a short parade, so interruptions to traffic are expected to be brief.)

Go Conchs!

 

The parade will begin at the corner of Flagler Avenue & South Roosevelt Boulevard, heading westbound, turning right onto Kennedy Drive and ending at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.

 

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Offshore Powerboat Racing

Start your engines (or at least get a good look at some really, really fast ones.) The Offshore Powerboat Races are back!

This exciting event will run all week, with the boats (and their crews) shoring up each night, giving visitors access to see these incredible machines up close and personal. With thousands of fans in town for the races, the parties are sure to be memorable; all across the island, at bars, restaurants and other Key West hotels you are sure to find a lively bunch of speed boat enthusiasts who will be more than happy to share a drink and explain why their favorite boat is guaranteed to win. And as for the races themselves? Well, those are once in a lifetime. Do not miss this wild event!

For the full schedule of events, visit http://superboat.com/

 

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Old Hip Hop & Funky Beats Night at The Porch

Looking  for something to do that’s a little different tonight?

Feel the urge to relax with a cold drink while the pleasing rhymes of old school rap float through your ears?

Us, too.

We’ll meet you at The Porch, located at 429 Caroline Street, for their inaugural “Old Hip Hop & Funky Beats” night, beginning tonight at 10:00pm.

The Porch is a true locals gem, a sprawling conch-style house directly off Duval St. with– you guessed it– the perfect front porch for putting your feet up. With a wine & beer list that will take you until next Monday to finish reading, this is definitely a bar that offers a different product than, say, Fat Tuesday. (Not that we don’t all love a frozen banana daiquiri from time to time.) The Porch is the perfect place to unwind and share a few laughs with some friends…which is what we’ll be doing in Key West tonight.

It’s a short cab or bike ride away from our own Key West hotel, and with ample bike parking out front there’s just no reason to stay away tonight.

TGIF, indeed.

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Upper Duval Art Stroll

As if Fridays couldn’t get any better, tonight’s TGIF celebrations will include the Upper Duval Art Stroll, a fun and fascinating look at some of Key West’s best galleries and artists. Join locals and visitors as they tour galleries and participating shops along Upper Duval Street (between Truman and United Streets) for special exhibitions, refreshments, and more.

Participating galleries include SoDu, Frangipani (who will be presenting their Season Opening Group Show), Island Arts Co-op, Cork & Stogie and Grand Vin wine bars.

The stroll goes from 6:00-9:00pm.

Participants are encouraged to wear their best walking shoes and their best art-appreciating hats, of course.

Okay, maybe we  made that last part up– but who doesn’t love a good hat?
See you out there!
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