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We’d like to take a moment to say thank you for all your kind words as we prepared for Tropical Storm Isaac this weekend. We are happy to report that Parrot Key Resort suffered no damage whatsoever from the storm. (We especially enjoyed seeing locals dress up in their hurricane finest as they headed out to Duval St. on Saturday night!) If you have plans to visit this week or for Labor Day Weekend, you will experience no interruption in your visit at our resort due to the storm. Safe travels, we’ll be happy to see you when you arrive!
One of the most iconic films to come out of the 80′s is back in theatres for one night only! Grab your leg warmers, practice your dance moves and get ready for fun as Key West’s favorite independent movie theatre, The Tropic, screens Flashdance tonight at 7:00pm. Watch as Jennifer Beals welds steel by day and dances by night in a cult classic that will have you singing “What a Feeling” by the time the credits roll.
The Tropic Cinema is located at 416 Eaton Street in downtown Key West.
Kids of all ages will be happy to hear that the annual “KIDS SHOW” is back! Today, Saturday, August 25th, from 10AM to 3PM, kids and their parents are invited to stop by the Double Tree Grand Key resort by Hilton for a day of games & nonstop fun, as a hotel ballroom is transformed into a a large indoor playground! This fundraising event brings local businesses and community organizations together to offer offer games, magicians, clowns, dancers, educational displays and more– all in the comfort of an indoor, air-conditioned ballroom! It’s a wonderful way for families to relax and play, with proceeds to benefit a good cause.
Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children, with proceeds to benefits the Wesley House Family Services, a local charity with a huge presence and heart here in Key West.
For more information call 305-304-1026.
The Tropic Cinema’s Saturday Kid’s Movie Club is screening the 2005 animated favorite “Robots” tomorrow at 10:30am. Follow the lovable robot Rodney and his metal-headed cast of friends and family as they embark on adventures that will amuse children and parents alike.
With a groovy soundtrack and impressive animation, this is one flick you’ll be happy you didn’t miss. Head over to the Tropic Cinema (located at 416 Eaton St.) tomorrow morning and catch “Robots” at 10:30am.
Looking for something to do tonight? How about a carnival on the beach!
Head down to South Beach (located at the southernmost end of Duval St.) tonight between 5:00 and 8:00pm for a beach carnival to benefit Smart Ride 9, a charity dedicated to supporting those people & agencies who give support to those affected by HIV & AIDS.
Kids of all ages will enjoy games, raffles, rides and more! Bring the family and know that your fun goes towards funding a great and worthwhile cause. For more information call 305-292-5974, or 305-304-2759.
Key West has some truly fascinating museums to visit– we’ve lived here for years and we still haven’t seen them all! Which is why we’re so excited that this weekend South Florida’s National Public Radio affiliate, WLRN, and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council have come together to offer free or discounted admission to several local museums and sites. This is a great way to explore some of the best that Key West has to offer with as little impact to the wallet as possible. Most of the participating venues are kid-friendly and fun for the whole family, so pack a snack and get out there!
For three days only, residents and visitors can simply log onto www.wlrn.org and select the “Florida Keys and Key West Museum and Attractions Weekend” link, where they will be prompted to print out their voucher. Hurry– there’s a lot to see in just three days!
Participating venues here in Key West include the following: Key West Aquarium, Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West Art Center, Key West Garden Club at West Martello, Key West’s Oldest House Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Key West Museum of Art and History at the Custom House, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, Fort East Martello Museum.
We’re used to a little humidity here at Parrot Key Resort. Summertime in the Florida Keys is a truly tropical affair, with daily temps ranging from sultry to flat-out sticky. We like to think that all that extra moisture keeps our skin looking young (and our air conditioning bills looking scary.)
But when the forecast says that the 70% humidity we’re currently weathering isn’t expected to break all evening, we pack a bag and head out. Out onto the water, that is.
Did you know that there are a variety of cruises for every price point that leave daily & nightly here in Key West? From big party catamarans with open bars and music, to intimate sailboats that bring you front row to one of our famous sunsets, there’s a boat for every taste, wallet and whim. Why not grab your family and head out on a 2-hour snorkle tour? Or tell the wife that the two of you are going dancing tonight…with an ocean breeze to go alongside that live band you’ll be swinging to. Kids will love a fascinating glass-bottom boat tour over the reef, while normally-sullen teens tend to go crazy for one of the Ultimate Adventure tours that include so many activities (parasailing, jetski-ing and a giant inflatable ice berg, anyone?) that they’ve been known to actually put down their cell phones for once. We’re especially fond of the champagne sailing trips that pair gorgeous wooden schooners with endless glasses of bubbly. The choices are endless.
Whether it’s a private dinner cruise for two or a $40 booze cruise for 50, Key West’s waterfront has a variety of ships with competitive pricing to satisfy any desire and budget. Just swing by our front desk and ask one of our friendly agents to help you pick which boat best fits your needs. And remember: no matter how hot it is out by the pools, it’s always cooler on the water!
It’s a Monday night in Key West, which means you could head down to Duval St. and get lost in the crowds, stop by Mallory Square for Sunset Festival…or you could swing by the Tropic Cinema for one of their classic movies! Tonight we’ll be doing the latter.
Why not grab some popcorn and catch a Coen Brothers comedy at the Tropic tonight? “Raising Arizona,” the 1987 cult classic that has since been rated one of The American Film Institute’s funniest movies, stars Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter as a couple who would do just anything to have a child. With John Goodman and Frances McDormand rounding out an all-star cast, this film is one for the ages.
“Raising Arizona” at the Tropic Cinema, located at 416 Eaton St., tonight at 7:00.
We love a good happy hour. And when it benefits a great local cause, we love it even more! So swing by the BottleCap Groove Lounge tonight from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for a fun & fundraising happy hour to benefit the Key West Firehouse Museum, slated to open to the public in January 2o013. The benefit will feature drinks, appetizers, a silent auction, raffles and more. Come show your support for Old Fire House Preservation, Inc., a nonprofit whose funds support the restoration and maintenance of the Old Firehouse Museum at the corner of Grinnell and Virginia Streets. This historic site housed Key West’s own Firehouse No.3, a 100-year-old firehouse that now stands as a museum and treasured landmark. With private openings and functions having displayed the museum’s collection of artifacts to a select few over the years, Old Fire House Preservation, Inc. looks forward to amassing enough funds to support the public opening of the museum next year, so that all may come and enjoy its beauty and history.
To learn more, visit www.keywestfirehousemuseum.com.
The BottleCap Lounge is located at 1128 Simonton Street.
Here at Parrot Key Hotel & Resort we have a passion for art. Which is why we’re especially excited for all the exciting openings and events happening tonight in Key West! Art lovers will have plenty to choose from today, as a number of exhibitions open to the public for the first time. (A little party here and there doesn’t hurt, either.)
First off, The Custom House Museum will open two new exhibits tonight with a party open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Come mix & mingle as two fabulous exhibits– “Celebrating the Colors of Key West,” the art of Jack Baron, and “Coping with Depression —the WPA Artists in Key West”– are opened to the public. While both shows will stay open through November, tonight is your first chance to catch a glimpse of these beautiful and important works.
In addition, the Key West Art Center presents “Martha Watson Sauer: WPA Teaching Artist,” opening tonight in conjunction with the WPA exhibit at the Custom House Museum, located a quick walk away.
Also in the area, the Key West Aquarium (which many don’t know was a WPA project completed in 1934 and which contains fascinating frescoes) will stay open until 7 p.m. with free admission to those attending either of the above receptions.
Finally, tonight’s “Art Walk On White” will have galleries along White St. open to the public for wine, appetizers and a dazzling array of new works by artists at the Studios of Key West, Harrison Gallery, and more. Take a walk down White St. and see what you can find!
With so many fun events to consider, tonight’s bound to offer something for everyone. So what are you waiting for?