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www.FloridaWeekly.com INSIDEWEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018Vol. 3, No. 27 FREE Top PicksMeet author Jack E. Davis and much more. A8-9 Fantasy FestQueen candidate Jennifer Hughes is here to help. A7 Real EstateShark Key Luxury at 35 Sea Lore Lane for $2,450,000. A18 MusicSanaris Peacock: D.J. in demand. A6 Tropic Cinema: Key Wests cinematic superstar Once upon a time in Key West, we had two movie theaters; two dark, cavernous establishments in which to seek respite from the blazing summer sun and indulge in a supersize popcorn (extra butter, please, and thank you) and either a box office blockbuster or an art house film about people who are cooler than you will ever be. Then, on a dark and stormy day (literally), Big, Bad Hurricane Irma came and blew one of those cinematic havens down. All dramatization aside, a little over a year ago we lost Key Wests Regal Cinema to the ravages of a storm that wreaked devastation from Key Largo all the way down to Mile Marker 0. And although the Keys have bounced back from Irma and are stronger than ever, Key West has gone from a two-theater town to one that relies solely on the Tropic Cinema (416 Eaton St., www. tropiccinema.com), one of the shiniest gems in Key Wests crown of interesting attractions, for its motion picture education. The Tropic Cinema opened as a twoscreen nonprofit theater in 2004 with the singular goal of bringing independent and international films and cinematic classics to Key Wests artistically diverse island community. Over the last decade and change, the Tropic has evolved into not only a respite from the tropical heat, but a relaxing refuge from the barrage of noise, traffic and turmoil outside the welcoming cinema doors. The films are top-quality, the special events are plentiful, and the popcorn is always popping in the lobby. Oh, and did I mention you can grab a glass of wine or a beer and bring it to your seat with you? Let us not discount the therapeutic qualities of a gorgeous glass of pinot noir, a gourmet bar of chocolate, and a BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE CINEMA, A14 A gorgeous look at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden Beauty on displayCOURTESY PHOTOSelf-guided tours take visitors off the beaten pathway. HERE ARE CERTAIN ODD BITS of historical knowledge that any collector of random or obscure trivia must know. Which U.S. president installed a mechanical horse inside his bedroom closet during his tenure at the White House? Easy: Calvin Coolidge. Which is the only state in SEE GARDENS, A10 BY MAXINE LOPEZ-KEOUGHFlorida Weekly Correspondent TCOURTESY PHOTOThe Tropic Cinema

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A2 WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST EditorOwen Killianokillian@floridaweekly.comPublisherNiall Geogheganniall@floridaweekly.comReportersBucky Montgomery Laura Richardson Jennifer White Presentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerAlisa Bowmanabowman@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Paul Heinrich Scott SleeperCirculation ManagerMichael Gagliardimgagliardi@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantTiffany NagleOperations ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLC100 Grinnell Street Key West, FL 33040305.363.1310www.FloridaWeekly.com Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2018 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. A COZY UPSCALE CRAFT COCKTAIL BAR & LIQUOR STOREWITH CLASSIC COCKTAILS, FINE WINE & SMALL BITES!FULL RETAIL LIQUOR SPECIALTY STORE, STOCKING LOCAL DISTILLED SPIRITS, FINE WINES, LOCAL FLORIDA BEERS, RARE FINDSASK ABOUT DAILY SPECIALS! CRA F HAPPY HOUR 3-6 DAILY 1/2 PRICE CAVIAR $10 STOLI ELITE MARTINIS & COSMOS $8 SELECTED WHITE, RED AND SPARKLING WINES $6 CRAFT COCKTAIL ON TAP OFF OFF DUVALThe most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and youll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots you might not see at first glance. Better than Sex, 926 Simonton St. 305-296-8102; www.betterthansexkeywest.com. A great place for couples. Swing by this dessert-only, adults-only restaurant late in the evening. Indulge your senses with chocolate dipped wine glasses and cheeky, homemade desserts and beverages such as an Ephemere Apple Spiced Ale in a tall beer glass with a signature caramel rim-job. Lick it good. Mellow Caf and Gastro Pub, 1605 Roosevelt Blvd. 305-745-3874; www. mellowventureskeywesst.com. Near the water in Old Town Key West, the caf is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers unique island fare with a mellow atmosphere to match. The menu items are crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and include a fresh catch, Havana roasted pork, romaine leaf plates and caramelized banana chocolate tacos. Drink options include a large selection of craft beers, 11 rotating tap beers, wine, house-made sangria and champagne cocktails. They have a great happy hour daily from 5-7 p.m., and delivery is available. Cuban Coffee Queen, 284 Margaret St. 305-292-4747; www.cubancoffeequeen.com. The strong Cuban coffee at this hole in the wall is also rich in Key West heritage. A caf con leche paired with a classic Cuban sandwich or some Havana rice and beans will keep you going long into a Key West night. Firefly, 223 Petronia St. 305-8490104; www.fireflykeywest.com. Being that Key West is home to the southernmost point of the continental United States, its fitting that the island is home to a Southern-inspired restaurant. Fireflys plantation-style look and its menu give it the most down-home feel of any culinary experience on the island. The shrimp and grits, fried chicken and bacon-wrapped meatloaf are a few fan favorites. Key West Island Bookstore, 513 Fleming St. www.Keywestislandbooks.com; 305-294-2904. This decades-old boutique bookstore offers a surprisingly varied wealth of current and used titles, from bestsellers to rare titles. Often open late, its an inviting place to browse the crowded stacks. La Rubia Fine Hats, 510 Fleming St. 305-296-6059; www.larubiakeywest.com. This is the Florida Keys only importer of authentic Panama hats. The owners developed the boutique to carry on the centuries-old tradition of hand weaving hats (which come from Ecuador, not Panama, by the way). There are styles for men and women in a wide array of colors and weaves. Theres also a nice selection of wearable fair trade crafts such as jewelry, ikat wraps and shigra bags. Little Pearl, 632 Olivia St. 305-2044762; www.littlepearlkeywest.com. Nestled in the heart of Old Town Key West and away from the bustling downtown streets sits this excellent spot for fresh local catch and innovative cuisine with a tropical twist. Its new and its hot. Reservations are required. Nancy Forresters Secret Garden, 518 Elizabeth St. 305-294-0015; www.nancyforrester.com. Ms. Forrester has a secret, and its not her garden, per se: Its what she keeps there. The longtime environmentalist has been caring for orphaned parrots for more than 30 years. She invites the public to meet them, take pictures, hold them and listen as she educates the community about her fine feathered friends. COURTESY PHOTOThe Mellow Caf and Gastro Pub is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. HAPPY HOUR 5PM TO 7PMHALF OFF APPETIZERS, BEER, WINE AND COCKTAILS!Speciality Martinis: Espresso Martini Key Lime Martini Lychee Martini 314 Duval Street Key West 305.292.4740 www.grandcafekeywest.comENJOY AN ECLECTIC FUSION OF TRADITIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CUISINE OVERLOOKING DUVAL STREET. RELAX ON OUR PORCH OR INSIDE OUR HISTORIC BUILDING

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www.THEWATERFRONTBREWERY.com 305-440-2270 201 WILLIAM STREET KEY WEST, FL Brewed in Key West, AWARD WINNING BEER BREWERY TOURS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AT 5PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 2PMBOOK ONLINE AT WWW.THEWATERFRONTBREWERY.COM Drank in theKeys! On Draft at HOTEL KEY WESTSTOCK ISLAND -FIREFLYKEY WEST -TIPSY ROOSTERKEY WEST #WATERFRONTBREWS #WATERFRONTBREWS CRAZY LADYHONEY BLONDE ALEThis blonde ale brewed with local honey is good as it gets. A nice clean ale with a subtle honey-like sweetness that lingers just long enough. Very drinkable and smooth. ISLAND LIFEAMERICAN LAGERStandard American Lagers are the regular strength versions of the light American lagers. The style guidelines for this beer are almost identical as those for the light versions. e e e e e e t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s s s s s s s s LAZY WAY IPAAMERICAN IPAA medium-bodied, lightly toasted IPA with a malt character and a balanced bitterness. The piney hop notes carry through to the avor. Finishes crisp and fairly dry.

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A4 WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST MAP IT OUT Getting around Key West1. Southernmost Point The corner of South and Whitehead streets www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continential United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St. 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. Sloppy Joes 201 Duval St. 305-294-5717 www.sloppyjoes.com A Key West tradition since 1933, this bars famous patrons include Ernest Hemmingway and rum runner Habana Joe. 4. Mallory Square Sunset Celebration 1 Whitehead St. 786-565-7448 www.sunsetcelebration.org This nightly festival begins at waters edge an hour or two before sunset and includes street performers, local artisans, food carts, palmists and psychics. 5. Truman Little White House 111 Front St. www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.comThe Little White House adds a presidential luster to the Conch Republic. Originally built for Naval officers in 1890 and used as a command headquarters in three wars, the Little White House later served as lodging for President Harry S. Trumans winter r etreats from 19 46 to 1952.6. The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum 907 Whitehead St. 305-294-1136 www.hemingwayhome.com Take the tour and say hello to one of the 40-50 six-toed cats, all descendants of Hemingways cat, Snowball. 7. The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory 1316 Duval St. 305-296-2988 or 800-839-4647 www.keywestb utterfly.com More than 50 butterfly species from around the world and 20 exotic bird species coexist in this climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat that includes waterfalls, flowering plants and trees. 8. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 200 Greene St. 305-294-2633 www.melfisher.org Exhibits include treasures from the Spanish galleons of 1622 discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew. 9. Mile Marker 0 Sign 490 Whitehead St. (corner of Fleming Street) U.S. 1 begins here in Key West and continues 2,369 miles north up the East Coast before ending in Fort Kent, Me. Stop here to commemorate your visit to Key West with a photo next to the iconic Mile Marker 0 sign. 10. Key West Express Ferry Terminal 100 Grinnell St. 239-463-5733 www.Keywestexpress.net Traveling via the Express is truly the best way to get between Key West, Fort Myers Beach or Marco Island. Youll enjoy air-conditioned interiors, exterior sun decks, couches, tables and even reclining airline-style seating. Theres a full-service galley, full-service bar and flat-screen TVs with satellite television. 11. Audubon House and Garden 205 Whitehead St. 305-294-2116 www.Audubonhouse.com Original lithographs by John James Audubon are on display in this former home of shipwreck salvager Capt. John Geiger. 12. Key West City Cemetery Bordered by Angela, Frances and Olivia streets and Windsor Lane 305-292-6718www.Friendsofthekeywestcemetery. comStop by the sextons office near the entrance at Passover and Windsor lanes and pick up a map that includes a free walking tour.13. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach At the ocean end of Southard Street and bordering the Naval Reservation. 305-295-0037 www.Fortzacharytaylor.com Fort Zach is known to locals and tourists alike as one of Key Wests best beaches. In addition to the expansive beach, the 54-acre park has nature trails, bike paths, picnic tables and grills and Historic Fort Zachary Taylor. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Key West Shipping Channel.

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1-800-593-7259 keywestexpress.net Enjoy a tropical drink from the bar or bite to eat from the galley as your adventure begins. Sit back and relax within one of the air conditioned cabins or take in the sun and soft ocean breezes from the sun decks. Explore the natural beauty of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, the art and music festivals of the historic River District, the eclectic culture of Fort Myers Beach and world-class shopping throughout Fort Myers and Naples.Book Your Trip Today! $125 GET AWAY ROUND FROM ONLY TRIP!* *Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. Weekend fee applies to any travel Friday thru Sunday. Expires October 31, 2018. Online purchases. GET READY FOR YOUR NAUTICAL ADVENTURE! FASTER THAN DRIVING, CHEAPER THAN FLYING, THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL y THERES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA! SET SAIL for

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A6 WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST Cultural Day ps to Havana Cuba!PLAN YOUR TIP OAY!305-923-4033 Dont Mis the Oportuniy! Cal Us Toay!Find us onlie at AIRKEYWEST.comOur mission is to facilitate the experience that only Cuba can offer through its culture, history, natural beauty, and people. We are proud to offer full-service travel arrangements to individuals, groups, families, educators, students, professionals, and organizations under the General License categories issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. i i i f f i i li l h i h h l C C b b ff O SCHEDULbt DAY-TRIPS TO HAVnNA EVbRY MONDAY nND FRItAY! MUSIC SCENESanaris Peacock: D.J. in demand BY JENNIFER WHITEFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThe moment I sit down with Sanaris Peacock, I am immediately consumed by his happy, go-lucky energy and charismatic personality. Sanaris laughs a lot when he talks. It helps to set the tone, easy-going. He also likes to dance when he disc jockeys. It helps to set the mood, carefree and fun. So, it comes as no surprise to me that he is one of the most sought-after DJs in Key West during the holidays. I recently saw this quote by celebrity DJ Tiesto: DJs are the new rock stars. It could very well be true of Sanaris. He seems to be living in his moment right now as he becomes more well known around the local music circuit. In the past few weeks Sanaris has played at the Marriott Beachside Christmas party, at the Star Wars premier after party, for the Keys Collection season soiree and at Mary Ellens Whoville event while at the same time keeping a day job. Despite his packed calendar Sanaris retains a positive energy about him and it shows in his D.J. performances. Energy is important when it comes to controlling a room with just one click of the keyboard. I like watching people have fun and entertaining them, Sanaris says. Its all about the crowd. One sign of a good DJ is when people dance, and Sanaris likes to dance as much as his audience. In fact, he says dancing is what brought him to DJ-ing in the first place. It was back in the good old days of 2003 when he was on vacation in Key West for spring break. Days when the streets were ceremoniously closed down every night and all he did was dance, dance, dance. Those very memories eventually propelled him to move to Key West and to seek a job at Sloppy Joes, the famous historic American bar on Duval Street. When suddenly a DJ position opened up and it was offered to him, he couldnt resist letting music be the choice. He hasnt looked back and has been building his experience ever since. Sanaris now keeps a regular schedule of appearances at Dantes Pool Bar & Restaurant, Mary Ellens, General Horselplan, and he is still performing consistently at Sloppy Joes. He also works with SoundWave, a wedding DJ service owned and operated by long term party planners James and Joanna Cooper. Sanaris explained to me how much the Coopers have helped and influenced him in developing his career when he wasnt quite so sure of himself yet and a little hesitant. Hes very thankful for their guidance. His family was also a major influence. For me, being a DJ started with dancing. I grew up with a bunch of female cousins and a sister who were always into music videos, but I just wasnt. I didnt get into it until I was about 21, he confesses, but my family did love to dance though. There is always a dance off at family reunions. Sanaris was born and raised in a little town called Cordele, Ga., with not that much to do. Cordele has a population of roughly 11,000 residents and is considered the watermelon capital of the country. It was a great place to grow up, but I had to get out of there, he says. So, he enlisted in the Navy for seven years. Key West was the last place he was stationed during his military career and he fell in love with the island for and unique undeniable charm. I love the people here. Everyone is so friendly and there are so many more things to do than where I grew up. I know Im from a small place, but we have so much more to do on here our 2-by-4-mile island. So what kind of music does a DJ listen to on their own time? I ask Sanaris. I like old school, the funk and some of the s girl jams like Britney and Christina, he proudly admits. What do you think people should know about DJs? That we are nice people. Some people think of us as pretentious, but were not, he says. Dont be afraid to talk to us and make requests, because we are here for you. The best way I love to get a request is through technology by showing me a picture of it, and the best thing that I could hear is someone say we had so much fun, we didnt want to leave! Watch out for the of DJs Key West. They are whats happening. They always have been. DJs are incredible competition, musically. And they are the most musically creative and sensitive people in all the music charts. I am amazed. Yoko Ono

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FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 A7 Jennifer Hughes is here to help BY JENNIFER WHITEFlorida Weekly CorrespondentJennifer Hughes is happy to be in a position where she can help other people and I dont just mean with her customer service. Judging by her friendly voice, shes very good at what she does. Hi, sweetie, how are you? she calls out to a gentleman who was just seated at a nearby table. Will you be having your usual today? Jennifer has been a bartender at Americas beloved diner, Dennys, in the Overseas Market in New Town since it opened in May 2017. Unlike the previous Old Town location, this Dennys has a liquor license for a full bar and an entire menu of adult beverages so that you can have a Bloody Mary to go along with your moons over my hammy or an icecold beer to wash down a spicy sriracha burger. It is almost twice the size as the original Southernmost Dennys and is busy when I arrive. Waiters run back and forth fetching orders while Jennifer single-handedly works the platform bar perched a few stairs up in the center of the sunlit dining room. I just love the sense of family here. I love everything about it, from creating a cocktail to making someones day and making them smile, Jennifer says. Im kind, funny, caring and sassy for sure. Im constantly moving when Im at work. Im relaxed, entertaining and I do a lot of singing and dancing. Come see me. Im an open book. Although her resume says she has been working in the hospitality industry since 1988 (her first job was at a pizza place), and she might even tell you herself that she makes a pretty mean martini, her job is not what makes her who she is. Jennifer wants to do as much good as she possibly can even if it means hosting a 50/50 raffle between pouring refills of coffee. Jennifer is a candidate for the title of Fantasy Fest Queen, a fundraising competition to see who can raise the most money for AIDSHelp by throwing parties, events and fun activities. Her upcoming events include Perfectly Paired Paint and Sip at Dennys on Wednesday, Oct. 10; Jenn for Queen Vibrator Races at Mary Ellens on Thursday, Oct. 11; and Pirates and Wenches Rum Adventures at the Roost on Wednesday, Oct. 17. A full schedule and further information on her charitable campaign can be found by visiting her Facebook page: Jenn for Queen 2018. Or if you prefer, you can visit Jennifer and donate to the cause during one of her daytime shifts at Dennys from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. If you go, dont forget to order her official campaign cocktail, the Royal Rubia, a sponsored blend of Papas Pilar blonde rum, Chambord, pineapple juice and a splash of lime. Its like drinking for a good cause. I decided I wanted to run when everyone was leaving for SMART ride last year, Jenn says. I was part of Tommy Ryans team and I realized that I wanted to do something to give back as well. Im also doing this to honor my grandfather who had HIV and passed away and for my son who just came out two years ago. I want to be an ambassador for stopping HIV. Jennifer is also a survivor of suicide. I wear my semi-colon very proudly. Im thankful that someone saved me so I can continue my life. Now I have three beautiful kids (all sons, ages 25-23 and 21). Although shell no doubt go back to bartending fulltime once the Fantasy Fest royalty is announced, at the end of the day Jennifer is most proud of being mom to her boys. She married her sweetheart of 28 years just this past year on Marvin Key. Born and raised in Chicago, Jennifer lived all over the country, from Wisconsin to Nebraska, before landing in Key West. Here, she says, Everyone is just people. When you move somewhere new its sometimes hard to make friends, but not here. Here we are embraced with a sense of community. When shes not bartending, spending time with her family or trying to save the world, Jennifer paints. Other than that, she insists that the number one thing she wants to do is to help. Its not about me. Its about everyone else. And with that, she continues to make certain that every customer enjoys their Dennys experience. Dennys Open 24 Hours 2710 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-741-7990 NEW USED RARE 305-294-2904 KEY WEST ISLAND BOOKS513 Fleming Street, Key Westwww.KWIslandBooks.com NEWUSEDRA R E KEY WEST IS BEAUTIFUL,but you know this doesnt just happen!80,000 Books and we even know where some of them are.We are open during the re-beautification of Fleming Street. Come on in and get the latest releases now. EVERY THURSDAY & FRIDAY COMEDY KEY WEST Join usKey Wests ONLY weekly stand up comedy show at the southernmost comedy venue in the US with the BEST stand up comics from all over the world, from rising stars to household names. John Novosad and Mike Baldwin will peorm with local Key West comedians at the Downward Dog Comedy Showcase at THE BOTTLECAPS BLUE ROOM 1128 SIMONTON STREETMike Baldwin simply went out night after night and delivered top-notch comedy. His style is instantly likable, entirely personal and it highlights his attention to detail. His material is crisp and perfectly efcient and he supplements that material with subtle but perfect facial expressions and vocal inections.Come See THURSDAY October 4thFRIDAYOctober 5thThis Week... A Y JOHN NOVOSADJohn Novosad, a.k.a. Hippieman is a stand-up comedian based out of the Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado. Hes performed in clubs, theatres, and bars across the country for over thirty years. John grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Making his network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, John followed that up with a second performance on the Ferguson show. Hes also appeared on Bryon Allens nationally syndicated Comedy.TV. TICKETS$15 C FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.COMEDYKEYWEST.COMMIKE BALDWINOctober 10th and October 11th

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A8 WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTSSPECIAL EVENTS10th annual Remarcable Pumpkin PatchOct. 4, 9 a.m. MARC House 1401 Seminary St. www.marchouse.orgCollege Game Day and Beer Pong TourneyOct. 6, noon Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.comJack E. Davis-The Gulf: The Making of an American SeaOct. 5, 6 p.m. Books and Books at the Studios 533 Eaton St. www.booksandbookskeywest.comSongwriters Speakeasy: Marjory Lee, Andy Westcott and Tony RobertsOct. 7, 7 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.comMUSICGreen Parrot Bar601 Whitehead St. Live music nightly Check the schedule at www.greenparrot.comIrish Kevins211 Duval St. Live music nightly Check the schedule at www.irishkevins.comMary Ellens420 Appelrouth Lane Open Mic with Comedy Key West, Mondays, 9 p.m. Drunken Spelling Bee, First Monday of each month, 9 p.m. Trivia, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. SIN Night (Service Industry Night), Wednesdays 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.Mellow Caf and GastropubBike Nights, Live Music Ride your bike and get half off your meal Thursday, 6-10 p.m. 1605 North Roosevelt Blvd. www.mellowkw.comSmoking Tuna4 Charles St. Live music nightly Check the schedule at www.smokingtunasaloon.comSloppy Joes201 Duval St. Live music nightly Check the schedule at www.sloppyjoes.comPHOTOGRAPHYPhotographs by Jorge de la TorrienteOngoing De La Gallery 419 Duval St. www.delagallery.com 305-395-2210HomegrownPhotographs by Michael Marrero Ongoing Gallery on Greene 606 Greene St. www.galleryongreene.comCINEMATropic Cinema416 Eaton St. www.tropiccinema.com Check the website for ongoing filmsLGBTAqua Nightclub711 Duval St. Aqua Idol for Fantasy Fest King and Queen Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Drag Shows Nightly, 7 and 9 p.m. Karaoke Monday through Thursday, 11 p.m. www.Aquakeywest.com MICHAEL MARRERO / COURTESY PHOTOMIchael Marrero is a Cuban-American artist who was born and raised in Key West. His work has taken him from tropical paradises to shantytowns in Central America. A collection of his photographs can be seen in his ongoing Homegrown exhibition at Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St. www.galleryongreene.com.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 A9 Bobbys Monkey Bar900 Simonton St. Karaoke, nightly, 9:30 p.m. Bobbys Monkey Bar on FacebookBourbon St. Pub724 Duval St. Just Jeff (Moss), Thursdays-Sunday, 8-10 p.m. Ronnie, Monday-Wednesday, 3-8 p.m. The Men of Bourbon, nightly www.BourbonSt.pub.com801 Bourbon Bar801 Duval St. Drag Shows, Nightly, 9 and 11 p.m. Happy Hour Drag, 5 p.m. Saturday Drag Karaoke, 4 p.m. Sunday Messy Mondays with Mulysa, 1 a.m. Monday Fierce and Fabulous/Dragalicious, 1 a.m. Wednesday www.801bourbon.comSidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. Kristen McNamara, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. www.sidebarkeywest.comLa Te Da1125 Duval St. Christopher Peterson, Oct. 6, 9 p.m. 3Sum, Oct. 4, 5, 6 and 7, 8:30 p.m. Ronnie Lively, Oct. 8, 8:30 p.m. The Fabulous Spectrelles, Oct. 9 and 10, 8:30 p.m. Tea Dance, Sundays 4 to 6:30 p.m. www.Lateda.comAROUND KEY WESTLocal Farm StandWednesday, 5 to 7 p.m. Mellow Caf and Gastropub 1605 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Ghost Tours and Ghost HuntsNightly 301 Whitehead St. and 1102 Duval St. 305-395-1435 www.hauntedkeywest.comFree Nutrition SessionsWednesdays through October, 5-7 p.m. Monroe County Library 700 Fleming St. KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS #KW10.4 A sea of pumpkins, ready for carving. Its the 10th annual Remarcable Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 4, 9 a.m., MARC House, 1401 Seminary St. www.marchouse.org Come out for a reading and discussion with author Jack E. Davis of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, Oct. Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Books and Books at the Studios, 533 Eaton St. 5, 6 p.m., Books and Books at the Studios, 533 Eaton St. www.booksandbookskeywest.com www.booksandbookskeywest.com C t f d i Ctfdi 10.510.610.7 Songwriters Speakeasy: Marjory Lee, Andy Westcott and Tony Roberts. Enjoy an intimate evening featuring local songwriters and their original works. Oct. 7, 7 p.m., The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywest theater.com College Game Day and Beer Pong Tourney, Oct. 6, noon Sidebar at Aqua, 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.com 10%OFF YOUR ENTIRE BILL!

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A10 WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST 305.295.1300 532 Margaret Street, Key West, FL 33040 Open Daily 5:30pmMENU & RESERVATIONS MICHAELSKEYWEST.COM We Love Our Locals !! the U.S. whose name can be typed on one single row of keys? Duh! Its Alaska. Stevie Wonders birth name? Steveland Judkins, of course. What does a phillumenist collect? So obvious: matchboxes. Location of the only frost-free arboretum and botanical garden within the continental United States? That would be the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens, an undeveloped hardwood hammock and tropical paradise that just happens to be located on the same little island that resides at the southern end of the famous Overseas Highway. (If you didnt get the answer to that one, maybe trivia isnt a good fit for you. Try bocce instead.) Unlike some botanical gardens, which lure visitors via promises of manicured lawns and topiaries trimmed to look like rabbits, the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens is a passive, natural resource-based, publicly owned space. Translation: expect to wander through lush forested areas and wild-looking gardens via a series of paths that crisscross the propertys 15 acres. In addition to a helpful little visitors center where you can watch an introductory video and buy very cold beverages, the garden is home to an impressive canopy of tropical palms and trees, two wetland habitats, an acres worth of butterfly gardens, a tropical plant-laden waterfall wall trickling musically into a turtle pond, a rotating fleet of outdoor sculptures, a nature chapel, an unexpected exhibition of Cuban Chug refugee boats, and two of the last remaining fresh water ponds in the Keys. Its a popular spot for all sorts of rare and migratory birds, which explains its inclusion on the 2,000-mile Great Florida Birding Trail, which connects over 500 of the states premiere bird spotting sites great news if youre the type of person for whom the words red-legged honeycreeper produce paroxysms of joy. Included within the hardwood hammock reside seven champion or challenger-ranked trees, which, for those sad readers unaware of the American Forestsponsored designation, is a really big deal in the tree world. Getting oneself listed on the National Register of Big Trees is worth a lifetime of arboreal bragging rights, as only the largest recording living specimen of any of the 826 species recognized by the American Forests organization are awarded the title of either champion (highest number of points earned by combining height, trunk circumference, crown spread and physical health) or challenger (silver medal to the champions gold). During your trip to Key West, if you happen to overhear an island resident bragging about the size of his Wild Dilly, simply congratulate him on the girth of his trunk then go visit the garden to get an in-person view of the magnificent specimen itself (scientific name Manikara bahamensis), currently ranked the National Champion of its kind. The garden was founded in 1936 under Franklin Roosevelts New Deal, intended to reinvigorate the islands flailing economy with a much-needed infusion of new tourism-derived funds. Since then, it has achieved nonprofit status; a nominal entrance fee, which includes parking, remains the primary source of funding for maintenance and programming; a staff of enthusiastic volunteers handles the bulk of the gardens day-to-day maintenance and operations. After passing through an imposing, much-needed new iron gate and paying the entrance fee at the visitors center (take a second to watch the videos on display, theyre short and give a wonderful overview of the propertys greatest assets) the garden becomes as active or GARDENSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSBeautiful flowers will greet you on your journey. Extraordinary biodiversity abounds.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 A11 CURATING YOUR WAY OF LIFE THROUGH DESIGN, FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES FOR THE HOME & GARDENHOURS:WEDNESDAY SATURDAY 11AM TO 5PM AND HAPPILY BY APPTIN THE HEART OF STOCK ISLAND5700 4th AvenueR at Chicos, R at Fishbusters Block and a half on your L305.916.5042 SOULHOUSEKEYWEST.COM This is how we roll in KEY WEST! 3424 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040305-293-ww.keystjep.cmAre you ready for a Key West Jeep Adventure? Now, all you have to do is choose which Jeep you want. Weve got a wide selection of Jeeps to choose from. Whether you want a 2-door or 4-door, soft top, hard top or no top at all, weve got the perfect Jeep to suit your style and needs. Scroll through the photos of our Jeep eet and pick the one you want. We also have minivans and basic cars available! ADVENTUR PACKbGES: Beach Padtlenoard Adventur Custom Are You Ready for a Key Wst Jep Adventur? CNTAfr US! from Fery Teminal, Airpt FRE SHUTL ULTIMATE SOUVENIR!theFor appointment 305-295-2556712A Duval Street, Key West www.conchink.comTATTOOS & PIERCINGSlazy as you like. Visitors may choose from a variety of public, self-guided tours, or call ahead to schedule a private one led by one of the propertys friendly docents, who are all too willing to go traipsing through the undergrowth while pointing out interesting specimens of plants and creatures along the way. Sprinkled throughout the many meandering, occasionally mosquito-plagued trails are markers telling you precisely what type of leafy plant youre staring at, but the true stars of the garden are its non-permanent residents: stoic-looking white ibises plucking their way through the reeds, 30-some species of butte rflies, towering osprey, medicinal plants, rare towering palms, lizards of all sizes, and a series of visiting lecturers who use the so-called living museum as an outdoor classroom. At any time of the year, there is guaranteed to be an extraordinary amount of biodiversity on display within the grounds special attention should be given to Desbiens Pond, an entirely rainfed pond the color of over-steeped tea, along whose banks resides a really magnificent collection of green buttonw ood trees. A few minutes of quiet contemplation can yield a substantial amount of visiting bird life, as the pond serves as one of the southernmost fresh water wetlands in the continental U.S. To the right of the visitors center lies the gardens permanent Cuban Chug boat exhibition, perhaps the only one of its kind. After Fidel Castros ascent to power, tens of thousands of Cuban citizens have since risked their lives to travel to the United States in the hope of attaining citizenship; with the Florida Keys only 90 miles away, the islands remain a consistent entry point for refugees who have dared to make the treacherous boat trip. If they are fortunate enough to avoid detection by border patrol, or worse, Cuban refugees are granted the chance to avoid deportation from the U.S. and apply for an expedited legal permanent residency status thanks to the countrys wet foot, dry foot policy, which states that those Cubans caught while traveling across the ocean (with wet feet) are to be sent home or to a third country, while those who makes it to shore (dry feet) can apply to stay in the country. As the Cuban government closely monitors the ownership and use of marine vessels of any kind, escape via sea travel means Cubans must flee in the dead of night without any of their possessions, with many having to resort to assembling boats from all manner of detritus. Called Chugs, these vessels are often barely watertightsome little more than tarps tied down to Styrofoam blocks or tires. Many drown during the voyage, but for those who are able to safely reach dry land, the evidence of their journey lies in the vessels they abandoned on the shore. While most are simply towed as garbage, a careful selection has been installed at the garden, a haunting assembly of longabandoned flotsam set against a backdrop of almost clichd tropical paradise. Almost nothing is known about the travelers who used these particular ships to attempt the journey to asylum; some may have been caught before reaching land, others drowned or dead from dehydration, leaving their boats to wash ashore, beached and waiting to be discovered by passing boaters or Coast Guard members. To walk amongst the wreckage, taking note of which vessels (even those lacking an engine) were nevertheless painstakingly adorned with tokens of luck, American flags, the names of loved ones and messages of faith is a truly humbling experience. Its a rare thing to stumble upon a space that amidst the hotel-laden, bar-sodden streets of Key West, where land is at a premium and the streets almost constantly populated feels untouched. Indeed, many describe entering the garden as the closest one can come to experiencing the true Old Key West, before Flaglers incredible railroad brought with it an endless supply of building materials and bodies. There may, in fact, be no other scenic location on the island where a visitor might spend an entire afternoon with only birds and striped-shell turtles to keep them company. And true, most make the pilgrimage to Key W est to partake in non-hermetic activities; you dont travel here if youre looking for solitude. But in the event that the bustle and bawdiness of Duval Street feels momentarily tiresome, the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is surely your best bet. COURTESY PHOTOSYou never know what you will discover around the next corner.

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CRAZY LADYHONEY BLONDE ALEThis blonde ale brewed with local honey is good as it gets. A nice clean ale with a subtle honey-like sweetness that lingers just long enough. Very drinkable and smooth. A perfect beer from Key West, brewed at The Waterfront Brewery. H O Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th T Th T Th i i i i i i i ni ni ni ni i i ni n i i i i n i i i ce ce ce ce ce c c ce c ce ju ju ju ju u u u u u ju u u u u st st st st t s st s t s t t fr fr fr fr f fr r f r r r om om om o om om om m o o Key West HAPPY HOUR GUIDE brought to you by: Brewed in KeyWest, A A A A A s s in Drank in theKeys! A12 WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST At Our Medical Spa or at Your Location! Replenish. Rejuvinate. Revive. ivsinthekeys.com531 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 305-395-8245 KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDEAlonzos700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.comAqua711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers www.aquakeywest.comBagatelle115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers www.Bagatellekeywest.comBlackfin 918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu www.blackfinbistro.comBlue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well drinks, domestic beers and house wines www.Bluemacawkeywest.comBoathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #408 4-6 p.m. Half-price well drinks and beers www.Boathousebarandgrill.comBobbys Monkey BarNoon-8 p.m. $3 well drinks $2.50 domestic beers $3 imports $2 Pringles and $2 Slim JimsConch Republic Seafood631 Greene St. 4-7 p.m. 2-for-1 drink specials www.Conchrepublicseafood.comDantes951 Caroline St. Monday-Friday, 4-8 p.m. Half off domestic beers and well drinks $3.50 Jagermeister and Fireball $4 Jameson www.Danteskeywest.comGeiger Key Marina5 Geiger Road 4-6 p.m. Drink specials and special happy hour menu www.Geigerkeymarina.comGreen Parrot Bar601 Whitehead St. 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. Friday Discounts on selected drinks and beers www.Greenparrot.comThe Grand314 Duval St. 5-7:30 p.m. Half-price wine, cocktails and beer Half-price appetizers www.grandcafekeywest.comHalf Shell Raw Bar231 Margaret St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. 2-for-1 drink specials Special happy hour food menu www.Halfshellrawbar.comHard Rock Caf313 Duval St. 5-7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to closing Half-price appetizers and drinks www.hardrockcafe/keywestHogfish Bar and Grill6810 Front Street 4-6 p.m. Drink specials and special happy hour menu www.Hogfishbar.comIsland Dogs Bar505 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Half-price well drinks, bottled beer and wine by the glass Half-price oysters, special $5.95 menu www.Islanddogsbar.comLucys Retired Surfer Bar and Restaurant320 Grinnell Street 4-7 p.m. Half-off appetizers, $3 well drinks, draft beer and house wine www.Keywest.lucysretired surfers.comMartins917 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks and tapas www.Martinskeywest.comMary Ellens Bar420 Appelrouth Lane 3-6 p.m. 2-for-1 wells and drafts, $5 Jameson, $5 Titos www.maryellensbar.comMellow Ventures Caf and Gastropub1605 North Roosevelt Blvd. 5-7 p.m. Half-off starters 2-for-1 draft beer, wine, sangria and mimosas www.mellowventureskeywest.comOld Town Mexican Caf609 Duval St. 4-7 p.m. Half-price appetizers Half-price beer, wine and well drinksPepes806 Caroline St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price raw and baked oysters $5 fresh-squeezed Margaritas Discounted well drinks, beer and wine www.Pepeskeywest.comThe Perry Hotel7001 Shrimp Road Stock Island Salty Oyster Dockside Bar & Grill 4-6 p.m. daily Half off all food and premium drinks Matts Stock Island Kitchen & Bar 6-8 p.m. daily $3 drafts, $6 cocktails and wine, $2 oysters, $5 appetizers and crudo www.perrykeywest.comPinchers Crab Shack712 Duval St. 3-6 p.m. Oysters, clams, shrimp, wings 99 cents each www.Pinchersusa.comThe Roost508 Fleming St. 3-6 p.m. $10 Stoli Elite MartinisRoostica Pizzeria5620 MacDonald Ave. 4-6 p.m. Drink specials and special happy hour menu www.Roostica.comSand Bar Sports Grill511 Greene St. Check the website for daily specials Sandbarkeywest.com www.Sand Bar Sports Grill Key West on FacebookSantiagos Bodega207 Petronia St. 3-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 tapas www.Santiagosbodega.comSidebar at Aqua504 Angela St. 4-8 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers 9 p.m.-close, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, drink specials www.sidebarkeywest.comSouthernmost Beach Caf1405 Duval St. Sunday-Thursday $5 small bites bar men, $5 draft beer, house wine, well drinks and house margaritas. www.Southernmost beachcafe.comSquare Grouper Bar and Grill and My New Joint Upstairs.22658 Overseas Highway, Cudjoe Key Square Grouper Tuesday-Saturday Lunch specials and $7 well drinks My New Joint 4:30-6:30 p.m. 25 percent off bottled and canned beers $1 off draft beer and wine by the glass $6 cocktail specials daily Happy hour menu and late-night menu Check the websites for details www.Squaregroupbarandgrill.com www.Mynewjoint420lounge.comSunset Tiki Bar at the Galleon Resort617 Front St. 10 a.m.-noon (except Sundays) 2-for-1 Bloody Marys 4-7 p.m. daily 2-for-1 margaritas or well drinks www.Galleonresort.comTattoos and Scars512 Greene St. Stella on draft $4 all day www.Tattoos andscarssaloon.comTiki House430 Greene St. 4-6 p.m. 2-for-1 wells, drafts and Zombies www.tikihousekw.comTurtle Kraals231 Margaret St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Half off bottled beers, well drinks and house wines Special happy hour menu www.Turtlekraals.comTwo Friends Patio Restaurant512 Front St. 4-6 p.m. Early bird dinner specials www.Twofriendskw.comVinos on Duval810 Duval St. 4-7 p.m. $5 sangria Sundays $5 mimosas www.Vinosonduval.comViva Saloon903 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. $3 well drinks, $1 off all beer and house wine, $5 appetizers www.Vivakeywest.comThe Waterfront Brewery201 William St. 4-6:30 p.m. daily All Waterfront Brewery beer and wines by the glass half off. www.thewaterfrontbrewery.comWillie Ts Restaurant and Bar525 Duval St. 4-7 p.m. Daily drink specials www.Williets.comWine-O at La Concha Hotel430 Duval St. Daily Buy one, get one free on selected glasses of wine www.Laconchakeywest.com Yellowfin Bar and GrillOceans Edge Resort and Marina 5950 Peninsular Ave. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Appetizer specials $1 off beer and wine, $2 off specialty cocktails, $6 well drinks www.oceansedgekeywest.com/ hotel/yellowfin-bar-and-grill J a arina co Thd y bar com r nd a F com om B l d g ort com 4 ll d d uv al .c o om r aw ba r. c pmto

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FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 A13 Curry Mansion InnA Historic Bed & Breakfast with a daily cocktail party and a nightly happy hour. Located half a block from Duval Street with renowned restaurants, legendary bars, live music, theater and shopping.Self-Guided Tours Daily 8:30AM to 5:00PM (Adults: $5.00 donation, Children under 12 are free. House tours available for non guests28 Unique Rooms To Choose FromAll Inclusive Price With Room & Breakfast (305) 294-5349www.currymansion.com AMSTERDAMS Portraits, quilts in the spotlight at The Studios of Key West SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Studios of Key Wests new season kicks off with two shows everyones talking about: Heads Up Key West, Then and Now by Key West photographer Tom Flip, opening in the Sanger Gallery, and Color is the Muse by Key West quilter Marge Holtz in the XOJ Gallery. The public is invited to the opening reception for both at The Studios, 533 Eaton St., during the First Thursday event Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6-8 p.m. Six years ago, Thomas Filipkowski, aka Tom Flip, laid out for himself an ambitious task: Over several months, he set up his photography studio in different locations, inviting anyone and everyone on the island to sit for a black and white portrait. All in all, Flip was able to document a wide cross-section of the island, photographing more than 600 people who make their lives in Key West. This year he revisited Heads Up Key West, inviting the same subjects to sit for him again. Then and Now illuminates the changes that time and circumstance have had on the lives of these individuals, providing a clear-eyed look at ordinary people coping with a constantly changing reality of what it means to live in paradise. For this project, Ive photographed and spoken with hundreds of Key West locals, said Flip. And I learned that no matter what the adverse situation devastating hurricanes, a severe housing shortage, lack of a livable wage the spirit of community is what shines brightest. Holtz has been quilting for more than 30 years. Color is the Muse in the XOJ Gallery contains a collection of her intricate, colorful abstract creations. My quilts are love letters to color, she said. I enjoy designing and crafting quilts and working with fabric, but color is my true muse. Holtz quilts are included in corporate and private collections around the world. Organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, George Washington University and Washington Hospital Center also display her works. The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton St. www.tskw.org CURT RICHTER / COURTESY PHOTOTOM FLIP Heads Up portraits by Tom Flip Swingin Squares by Marge Holtz.

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A14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST film that transports you to another world altogether. For 14 years, Key Wests Tropic Cinema consistently voted one of the best in the state of Florida, thanks to its dynamite mix of special programming, charming dcor, dedicated volunteer staff, curated film schedule and mouth-watering concessions has soared under the watchful leadership of its tight board and the diligence of its impeccable staff. And Michael Marrero, the newly appointed executive director, intends to maintain the Tropics sterling reputation. After a tiny facelift, that is. Beginning Oct. 1, the Tropic will be closed for minor renovations. But fear not. When the theater reopens (tentatively at the end of October, though management hopes to complete the upgrades even sooner), moviegoers will once again be able to catch the summer festival seasons indie darlings, Oscar favorites and all of the upcoming holiday blockbusters. Uniquely, most of the people who work at the Tropic are volunteers. They typically rotate during the course of the year, but the Tropic Cinema has about 200 active volunteers who do everything from take tickets to pop popcorn (served with real butter, natch). The huge volunteer base is a real testament to the communitys love of cinema in general and the Tropic in particular. For such a small cinema (the Tropic has one large screen, typically reserved for Hollywood blockbusters and special events, and three smaller screens), the quality and range of films the Tropic screens is impressive. As more and more people seek out comfort and theater quality, movie studios have had to evolve their historic film distribution practices. For decades, studios and big commercial movie chains have engaged in an unwritten practice called clearance exclusives. This means that commercial cinemas, like the oft-maligned Regal Cinemas out in New Town, have dibs on the initial release of big studio films, and independent cinemas like the Tropic dont get to show them until theyve left the chain cinema. For example, the Tropic finally got to show The Revenant from 20th Century Fox after Regal Cinemas had screened it for six weeks. Today, four major studios, including Fox, have rejected clearance exclusives, so filmgoers have the opportunity to have a choice where they see a movie. And since the Regal Cinema has been closed since September of 2017, the Tropic is now the only game in town for all new releases, no matter the budget. In addition, small distributors are increasingly releasing amazing films most cinemas have never had access to before. The Tropic has been screening filmed ballet and opera for some years, but now they also screen filmed museum tours, architecture programming and artists monographs. A couple years ago, the Tropic also began screening Broadway musicals and plays and more. And just about every season, the Tropic hosts niche special events like the always soldout screenings of Rocky Horror Picture Show props included, costumes highly encouraged. One of the most wonderful things about the Tropic is its magical community component. Sure, you can watch a movie at home, but theres something about watching a film in an auditorium with other people even strangers that brings it to life, and that makes it more true and real. And it bears repeating that the people are what make the Tropic unique: Volunteers, members, the board of directors and staff, visitors from all over the world all bring the Tropic to life. The Tropic really does belong to the people of Key West, and thats a special place to hold in a town so populated with transients and visitors year-round. The Tropic is so special because it is all about our community. The Key West Film Society started with a simple idea: show good films for people to watch together. That core idea is at the center of all the Tropic does, but it has grown so much over the last decade plus. The theater hosts film education programs, visiting filmmakers (unsurprisingly, filmmakers love to come to Key West), birthday parties, concerts and, of course, they like to say that they show the best films in the world. Sure, they might be a little artsy or independent, but dont forget that the Tropic curates films for Key West in all her eccentricity. From Art House and independent films to Hollywood blockbusters, no cinema I know has a better range of films than the Tropic. And the icing on the cake? Freshly popped popcorn topped with actual, real, made-with-milk-from-a-cow butter. It might sound trivial, but after trying the Tropics popcorn youll never be able to eat commercial movie theater popcorn ever again. So, grab your glass of wine or an icecold beer, a snack, and enjoy the show at the Tropic Cinema. CINEMAFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe Tropic Cinema is closed this for minor renovations.COURTESY PHOTO #1 IN THE FLORIDA KEYS-Miami New Times 4/2017 305-396-7450 #

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FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 A15 An Old Florida Fish Camp... the way the Keys used to be. Bring your boat and catch to our restaurant! 5 Geiger Road Key West, FL 305-294-1230www.geigerkeymarina.com Voted one of the Best Seafood Dives in America!Well cook your catch!Step back in time and experience the way the Florida Keys used to befresh seafood, strong drinks, panoramic waterfront views, outdoor dining and plenty of local characters. THE REAL OLD KEY WEST...Located at the Historic Shrimp Docks 305-293-4041 www.hogfishbar.com 6810 Front St., Stock Island, FL 305-296-4999 5620 Macdonald Ave, Key West,FL www.roostica.com e r R o a d i g e d K e y W e s t F L World famous! CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK Wild Bill Charters: Wild Bill Charters: Took a fun couple out fishing and caught Took a fun couple out fishing and caught some Mahi. some Mahi. Capt. Artie Duplessis 1801 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-744-7957 www.wildbillkeywest.com Key West Florida Fishing: Key West Florida Fishing: The dolphin fishing has been fun. The dolphin fishing has been fun. Capt. Mike Weinhoffer 305-395-3474 www.keywestfloridafishing.com Gulfstream Fishing Key West: Gulfstream Fishing Key West: Nice mix of fish for all this week. Nice mix of fish for all this week. Gulfstream Fishing Key West 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-296-8494 www.gulfstreamkeywest.com Capt. Scott Irvine: Capt. Scott Irvine: Determination pays off. Bonefish on fly last Determination pays off. Bonefish on fly last week with Lori and Neil Sunday! week with Lori and Neil Sunday! Capt. Scott Irvine Historic Seaport, Key West www.timeflysfishing.com 305-797-5638 Zia Charters Zia Charters: Great sandbar day! Great sandbar day! Capt. Jeremy 6000 Peninsular Ave., Key West 305-923-1446 www.ziacharters.com Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market: Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market: Fresh and delicious mutton snapper Fresh and delicious mutton snapper at $15.99 per pound. at $15.99 per pound. Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market 6406 Maloney Ave., Key West 305-294-6456 www.keywestseafooddepot.com

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A16 WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST 606 GREENE STREET KEY WEST, FLORIDA, USA 305.294.1669 | FAX 305.294.7747 galleryongreene@bellsouth.net www.galleryongreene.com "Conch BabyPhotograph on archival paperMike Marrero KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDESALT Gallery features works by Sarah Plaia Davidson SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFor the month of October, SALT Gallery will feature Atmospheric Tendencies, a new collection of serene oil paintings and block prints by local artist Sarah Plaia Davidson. An opening reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Davidsons informal artistic education began at a young age. As the daughter of a painter and letter writer, she says, creating has been a part of her process since her earliest memory. She has has worked in multiple media throughout her artistic career. My painting hero is Agnes Martin, she says. Even her writings inspire me. But, she adds, Im inspired by all art, honestly. The spark and the creative flow personally arise from a narrative. Painting, sculpture whatever medium Im working with is just a story that has to be told. Mostly, my finished pieces feel like an old friend I havent seen in a long while ... theyre always welcomed. A visitor to Key West since the 1990s, Davidson pulls a lot of her inspiration from the tropical landscape. Well, first theres the water, she explains. As they say, it soothes the savage beast, and I am no exception. Secondly, the salt. Elementally, it removes what is not wanted. The salt is also a great conductor, so I find Key West to be quite magical in that way. Endless sky and water speak to me as an artist because my work organically

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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018 A17 moves toward the minimal. I love the soft palette, the soft ground plane. Its both empty and full at the same time. Gallery co-owner Laura Richardson says Davidsons pieces convey a palpable sense of tranquility. We are so excited to reintroduce Key West to such an incredible artist whose pieces are so evocative of the calmness of our island home. The exhibition at SALT, titled Atmospheric Tendencies, consists mostly of oil pieces but also includes Davidsons block-printed prayer flag notecards. The images arose from marks made responding to recurring sounds available on the island, the artist explains. Ive been spending a lot of time listening, particularly since the storm last fall. My color palette is referential to the location of the sounds, sort of like a time stamp. This body of work really speaks to the idea of surrender, surrender, surrender. My last series of works were acrylic, but I was in the desert then thats a whole other way of being, she adds. So, Im back in love with the lusciousness of oils ... its incredible. Also, working with paintings entirely is new for me. Im also a sculptor and I use 3-D as a particular vehicle for telling my story. Its been wonderful and challenging working strictly from the wall. SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine and Florida Keys honey. Ms. Richardson and co-owner Maria Sharpe showcase a new artist each month. Davidsons work will remain on display through October. For more information, call 305-5176088 or visit www.saltislandprovisions. com. KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

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A18 |WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2018WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM REAL ESTATEKEY WEST FLORIDA WEEKLYShark Key luxury35 Sea Lore Lane $2,450,000Nestled among the palms at the end of picturesque Sea Lore Lane, this grand elevated home rests on nearly half an acre of waterfront splendor. Luxurious and secluded with dramatic open water views on three sides, this beautifully renovated home has soaring vaulted ceilings and magnificent natural light. Interior features include four spacious bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, a large kitchen, separate laundry room, and bonus sleeping loft. In addition, there is covered parking and plenty of storage under the house, a huge backyard with lush grass, beautifully maintained landscaping, a tiki hut, and ipe hardwood dock. A private path leads to the communitys swimming lagoon and sandy beach, and its just a short stroll to the tennis courts and clubhouse. Experience luxury waterfront living at its finest in this one of a kind home in highly desirable Shark Key. Membership in the Shark Key Homeowners Association is mandatory. Contact: Scott Forman: 305-923-9884, scott@royalpalmsrealty.com Sara Hallett: 305-434-5389, sara@royalpalmsrealty.com

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