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Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival

Today marks the beginning of the 14th annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, which runs from September 25th through the 30th and covers a wide range of activities that any birding or wildlife enthusiast will enjoy.

A simple, one-time $5 registration at www.keysbirdingfest.org gets you access to a fascinating schedule of activities, from guide-led bird walks to wildlife & nature photography classes. While some events require an additional donation (such as the sunset sail aboard the Jolly II Rover, a truly beautiful trip) there is certainly an event to fit every budget. For the full list of activities, visit www.keysbirdingfest.org and start planning your days!


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“The Breakfast Club” Screening Tonight!

Talk about a blast from the past. One of the most iconic (and most loved) cult films of the 80′s, John Hughes’ quintessential High School flick about a group of ill-matched teens brought together in detention was an instant classic upon its release in 1985. Catch Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and more– tonight, for one night only! Screening starts at 7:00; get there early for a wide array of snacks and beverages.

To catch the show, simply head down to Key West’s favorite little movie theatre, The Tropic Cinema, located at 416 Eaton Street. We’ll see you there!

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The Porch hosts Home Brewers Competition Tonight

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.

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Studios of Key West Opening Tonight

The Studios of Key West will host the opening reception for their new showcase, “Emerge,” tonight at 6:00pm.

Enjoy the premiere of written, performed and visual art presented by TSKW studio artists and their invited guests. “Emerge” marks a collaboration between TSKW artists and emerging artists, invited by residents to show their work along side their own.

Swing by the studios for your first glimpse of this exciting exhibition, which runs through November 10th. You can find the TSKW at 600 White St.

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Mystery Box Auction at Aqua

Stop by legendary drag bar Aqua tonight for a “What’s In The Box?” auction. Hosted by Randy Thompson, this fundraising event (with benefits going to the Fantasy Fest King & Queen campaigns of Liz4Queen.com and Mar”key for King) will feature live music, entertainment, laughter, and your chance to bid on mystery boxes filled with all sorts of prizes! Go ahead and take a risk– it might just pay off!  Auction runs from 6:00pm – 8:00pm with a $10 door donation requested for all parties. Aqua is located at 711 Duval Street.

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Coyote Ugly Opens on Duval St. Tonight


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.

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“Back to School” Screening Tonight at the Tropic!



Looking for something to do tonight in Key West? How about catching a one night only screening of the 80′s classic comedy “Back to School” starring Rodney Dangerfield? With supporting acts like Robert Downey Jr., Burt Young, and even a cameo by Kurt Vonnegut, this all star cast does a fantastic job of telling the story of a well-meaning business man who enrolls in college to encourage his young son.

As usual, this cheeky comedy is only playing for one night in one place: the Tropic Cinema theatre at 416 Eaton St., downtown Key West! Screening starts at 7:00pm; Get there early for good seats and maybe an extra slice of frozen key lime pie.


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Key West WomenFest Begins!

Ladies, rejoice! Key West’s annual festival for women is back with a schedule full of fabulous events that are sure to delight. This lesbian-friendly festival sees women from all over the world converge on our little island to kick back, relax and enjoy the party. With a wide variety of activities to satisfy any whim– including dance parties, water excursions,  art exhibitions, theatre performances, live music, movie screenings and more– WomenFest offers a jam-packed roster of events that lesbians and their straight allies alike will enjoy.

For details, visit www.womenfest.com.


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Key West Brewfest Begins Today!

Key West’s favorite beer-centric festival is back with a passion! 2012 BrewFest begins today at 5 p.m. with a kickoff party at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, with proceeds to benefit the Key West Sunrise Rotary. Come enjoy drink specials, raffles, live music and more. When you’ve had enough of the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, head on over to The Porch, which is hosting a late night after-party starting at 9 p.m.

For directions and a full schedule of events, visit http://www.keywestbrewfest.com/

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Trade Show Today

Head down to 1500 Reynolds St. today for the 24th annual Trade Show, where over forty local Key West businesses will show off their goods to visitors from 2:00 – 5:00pm.
Browse the booths and enjoy a slew of free samples as you learn about local businesses here in Key West. There’s even giveaways to enter!
Hosted by the Key West Chamber of Commerce, this event is a great way to load up on free swag while learning more about the various companies we have here on island.
For more information, call Kerry at 305-294-2587.

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