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Captain Tony Tarracino, the owner of the renowned Capt. Tony’s Saloon for nearly 30 years and legendary Key West personality, had been called the city’s “most-loved personality” before his death in 2008. Having lived as a professional bootlegger, gambler, shrimp boat worker, gunrunner, and eventual mayor of Key West, Captain Tony was loved and revered by all who met him, a true Key West institution.
Celebrate his life and the fabulous way he lived it with “Captain Tony Days,” which begins today and runs through August 11th. This carefree celebration includes games, film screenings, parties, art shows, a scholarship awarded to a Key West High Schooler, and much more. For more information, visit the Capt. Tony Days Facebook page or visit Mile Zero.
If your thumb is more green than brown and you can’t seem to keep even the hardiest of plastic plants alive, fear not: a free Plant Clinic is being held today from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Find out firsthand why your garden wilts instead of flourishes, why your friends refuse to let you plant sit, or what exactly keeps eating all your begonias (you thought it was the neighbors, but alas: they have an alibi!)
Anyone with gardening problems or questions is invited to receive free guidance from Monroe County master gardeners, who will be on site to identify common problems, suggest solutions, and more. Just head over to the Extension Office in the Gato Building, located at 1100 Simonton St., second floor, Suite 2-260.
For more information, visit http://monroe.Ifas.Ufl.Edu.
What do you do when you’re the biggest nerd in high school and you can’t get a woman’s attention? Make one! John Hughes’ classic sci-fi laugh riot, Weird Science, will be screened tonight at 7:00pm at everyone’s favorite independent movie theatre, The Tropic. Watch lovable geeks Wyatt and Gary invoke some truly paranormal weird science to help them create their dream girl, with hilarious and zany results.
The Tropic is located at 416 Eaton Street in historic downtown Key West.
It’s the first Friday of the month, which means it’s First Friday Art Stroll time– join residents and tourists for a leisurely stroll down Duval St., when neighborhood galleries between the cross streets of Truman and United will open their doors to both art and free refreshment fans alike. This entertaining monthly tradition is a great way to meet new friends, hobnob with artists and get a feel for the unique art scene that Key West is famous for.
Festivities begin around 6:00pm. Enjoy!
You don’t have to walk far from your room to catch the classic flick “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” — it’s playing at IBIS bay tonight for free! Head over to catch the 7:30pm showing and enjoy the various scowls of Harrison Ford as you sip a chilled beverage while floating in the pool. It’s the best way to spend a Thursday night we can think of! Walk down to IBIS Bay, located at 3101 N Roosevelt Drive, and remember: only Indiana Jones can pull off a bullwhip. The rest of us just look silly trying.
Start stockpiling napkins, the 16th annual Key West Lobsterfest is on schedule for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 10-12. Held each year to celebrate the official start of the Florida Keys lobster season, the festival includes events such as music, games, and a much-celebrated open-air lobster feast on the 100-500 block stretch of historic Duval street, held on Saturday August 11th from 12:00 noon until 11:00pm. There, visitors will be able to enjoy fresh caribbean lobster cooked in a variety of ways– baked, fried, you name it! With local chefs on hand to prepare specialties that range from classic to inventive, taste buds are sure to be left singing.
Vendors will offer a variety of arts and crafts for sale, while a free outdoor concert from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Duval and Greene streets will set the soundtrack for this fun-filled event.
Other Lobsterfest events include a kick-off party and a post-feast brunch, with proceeds to benefit a scholarship fund for Key West High School students.
For the full schedule of events, visit keywestlobsterfest.com or http://www.fla-keys.com/news/news.cfm?sid=8434
Where can you go tonight that is guaranteed to have an epic love story, a six-fingered assassin, a pirate with a nasty rap sheet, giants, a swamp full of fire, and R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size)? To Key West’s own The Tropic Movie Theatre, of course! Tonight, for one showing only, catch the classic and beloved film The Princess Bride, showing at 7:00pm sharp. Tickets are a reasonable $10, while kids get in for only $6. This hilarious and iconic film is fun for both adults and kids, so bring the family and get there early to stake out the good seats! And if you’re interested, we’d love a slice of frozen key lime pie with our popcorn…you can pick one up for us at the concession stand.
See you tonight!
The Tropic is located at 416 Eaton St. For more information, call 877-761-3456.
Key West’s favorite vegetarian & vegan-friendly restaurant, The Café, will host Local Art Night tonight from 6:00 – 10:00pm. Enjoy live music as you peruse work from local art stars such as Key West Honest Works Pottery, Marlene Konig, Clara Dara, Ginger Green and more. This fun & fascinating event is only for one night, so don’t miss it! Head down to The Café a 509 Southard Street..and by the way, we guarantee a big, happy post-feast smile after gorging on any of The Café’s fabulous dishes, so maybe make your visit tonight the first of many more. Truffled french fries, warm beet salad and wok-fired bok choy, anyone? We’ll take seconds.
For more information call: 305 296.5515
Oenophiles and novice wine fans, take note: The American Red Cross is hosting a wine tasting tonight at beloved wine bar Grand Vin, located at 1107 Duval St.
Tickets are a bargain $15 per person, and with a variety of special, interesting wines on board and a mix of locals and visitors guaranteed, this event is sure to be a great time! Other goodies include a silent auction, raffles, prizes and more.
Stop by tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 and enjoy the festivities– with the proceeds going to such a good cause, this is one Key West bar event you can feel good about attending!
Lobster Sport Mini-Season, the annual two-day event that opens lobster fishing before the regular season and excludes commercial fisherman, is officially under way! This popular event is always held on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of each year– so get out there and grab some bugs! The season ends at precisely midnight on Thursday, so don’t wait until it’s too late.