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Like most Key West hotels, we at Parrot Key Resort like to think that we have a pretty great sense of humor. (Living on a tiny island that once tried to succeed from the United States, you’re pretty much required to be able to laugh at yourself.) Which is why we’re going to head down to Aqua Nightclub tonight for “Laugh Till It Hurts,” a cavalcade of comedy presented by Standup4KeyWest, our favorite local comedy troupe. For a measly $20 donation at the door, audience members are all but guaranteed a seam-splitting, belly-busting night of laughter. The show starts at 6:30pm and runs until 8:00…that leaves you plenty of time to practice your own standup routine to impress those Standup4KeyWest members afterwards.
Aqua Nightclub is located at 711 Duval Street, right in the middle of downtown Key West. Get there early for the good seats up front!
Every year, our little island of Key West plays host to a number of exciting festivals– from pirates to speed boats, there’s a celebration to fit everyone’s taste. The biggest, and most popular, is of course our legendary Fantasy Fest– ten days of crazy costumed parading, partying and other debauched activities. But equally fun is the festival that marks the imminent opening of Fantasy Fest: Goombay Festival, a celebration of the tastes, sights and sounds of Caribbean culture. We impatiently await the opening of Goombay each year–a family-friendly festival that offers incredible food, music, dancing, performances and a true sense of community– and we’re so excited that it’s finally only a few more days away!
For two fabulous days beginning this Friday, October 19th, stroll down the length of Petronia St. and see how long your willpower lasts (ours usually gives in right around the time we see the first foodstall. Conch salad, anyone?) This festival, the end of which marks the official beginning of Fantasy Fest and all its crazy glory, is the perfect way to dip your toe into the Key West festival pool. We’re certain you’ll love it.
The festival runs all day and offers something for everyone. This Friday, be sure to head down to Petronia Street and learn all about Caribbean culture… we’ll save some Conch salad for you, if you’re lucky.
Here in Key West we sometimes feel that dressing in drag has become a competitive sport– the best of the best can routinely be seen strutting their stuff down Duval St, and local clubs like Aqua are always packed when their drag shows begin each night of the week. But how does a newcomer to the scene arrange their debut? What happens when a gentleman known to declare “Not me! You’ll never see ME in a dress” for years finally decides that maybe he deserves a moment in the spotlight (and in a fabulous wig, perhaps?)
Enter the Aqua Nightclub’s “Miss Never Say Never” Pageant, a night dedicated to the debut of those contestants who you never thought you’d see up on stage, happening tomorrow, October 10th, at Aqua from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cheer your favorite as contestants are judged on pageant classics such as Beauty, Brains and a Q&A. You’ll want to get there early for a seat up front!
Aqua is located at 711 Duval St. There is a $10 donation suggested at the door.
Want to drink with purpose this evening? Then head on over to the Lazy Gecko, located at 203 Duval St., and learn how the “fun” gets put into “fundraising.” Watch as the Lazy Dog Paddle Team and staff members get behind the bar from 5 to 8 p.m for drinks, laughs, raffles, a silent auction and more! All proceeds from this fantastic event will benefit the Monroe County Special Olympic athletes.
For more information, call 305-395-0724.
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day the way Johnny himself would have wanted it: with a delicious evening of wine pairings with apples, cheese, apple pie and more, hosted by Duval St’s own Cork & Stogie Bar. Singing hymns and pot-shaped hats are optional, of course, but having fun is mandatory: swing by Cork & Stogie tonight at 1218 Duval Street any time after 6:00pm and save us a slice of that apple pie!
Stop in at The Porch tonight between 5:00 and 8:00pm to watch as Key West’s home brewers battle to prove their excellence! Sample the best of Key West’s mini breweries, judge your favorites and enjoy a raffle, great drinks, and a laid back, fun-loving crowd. We’re big fans of The Porch here at Parrot Key Resort– we think you’ll enjoy their easy atmosphere, which makes a great respite from the hustle and bustle of Duval St. when needed. $15 suggested donation at the door.
The Porch is located at 429 Caroline Street.
You saw the movie. Maybe you even read the article way back in ’97. And even if you’re clueless, you’ve probably heard whispers of a special, mystical kind of bar…..one where the bartenders are beautiful, ruthless, take-no-prisoners, whiskey-slinging kind of crazy girls who dance on the bar to country classics and will spray a man in the face with water if he asks for a glass of H2O instead of a shot of Jameson.
That mystical bar has their hard opening tonight: trek down to Duval Street (where else?) and feast your eyes on Coyote Ugly, the Key West branch. Starting at 9:00pm you’ll get to sing, dance, scream and holler alongside some of the wildest gals this little island has to offer, with drink specials and surprises lined up to make this opening one of the most memorable Duval St. has ever seen. Just don’t go ordering something like a frozen mango daiquiri, or else…well…just remember we warned you.
Coyote Ugly, opening tonight at 218 Duval. Visit coyoteuglysaloon.com for more info.