Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Key West-Style, with the Tropic Theatre’s “Derby Day” Party

Gentlemen, get out your seersucker suits and ladies, brush off your most fabulous hats: it’s Derby Day at the Tropic Theatre! Buy your tickets now to come celebrate the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby and the 2nd annual Derby Day at the Tropic, Key West’s favorite independent movie theatre.

This see-and-be-seen event is always a fabulous party– and it’s for a good cause! From 3:30 – 7 p.m. the big race will be shown on the big screen along with plenty of Derby fun, including a hat contest, games of chance, and of course, mint juleps. Partial proceeds benefit the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the Tropic Box Office (416 Eaton Street) or online. Space is limited, so get yours now!

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Key West Mystery Fest: 10 days, 10 different events

Key West’s beloved Mystery Fest is almost here and tickets are selling quick! Join residents and tourists alike for 10 days of snooping, gumshoes and mystery-related events beginning May 4th, 2012.
From a classic Mystery Movie Night to an interactive Clue-themed dinner party; from a panel of best-selling mystery authors to a peek behind-the-scenes of the Emmy Award-winning TV series Monk — this is a mystery festival you won’t want to miss.

Bring your favorite sleuth along for a series of fun-filled events that you’re sure to love.
For tickets, event information, and everything else, visit: http://www.keywestmysteryfest.com/

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Beginning tonight: The WORLD PREMIERE of Home Exchange, a new play by Hy Conrad

From the writer of the Emmy-winning television series Monk and White Collar comes a new play that will leave audiences crazed for more. Join Key West’s Waterfront Playhouse for the world premiere of Home Exchange, now in previews and open to the public.

What happens when a home-exchange between strangers leads to a shocking discovery?  A producer of TV crime shows exchanges her Manhattan apartment with a couple from England…to mixed, mysterious and hilarious results. Called “A suspenseful comedy in the mold of Deathtrap but with a bit of Rear Window thrown in for fun,” this fast-moving show will have you at the edge of your seat and calling for more.

May 3-25, 8:00pm.

For showtimes & tickets, visit: http://waterfrontplayhouse.org/shows/home-exchange/
or call the box office directly at 305-294-5015.

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Key West Songwriter’s Festival is happening now!

Looking for something to do tonight?

The Key West Songwriter’s Festival is currently under way, and the line-up for the next few days looks outstanding. With performances at some of the island’s best restaurants and venues, this event is sure to keep your ears happy. The festival runs today through Sunday, with performances beginning  at 12:00 noon each day and continuing on until midnight– so check out the festival’s official schedule online and go see some local talent!

Go to http://www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com/WEB_2012_SCHEDULE.pdf to see the full list of who’s playing when. Grab the family, some friends or your favorite music-loving dog; this event is a crowd-pleaser!

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