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Past II Present, A Toto Tribute Band — June 18, 8 p.m., Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Age 21 and over. 305-985-0433; www.thekeywesttheater.com.

Key West Carnival — June 18-19, at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Key West. www.keywestcarnival.com. Authentic Caribbean entertainment, food, dance, a parade through the streets of Old Town, Junkanoo and percussion bands. Opens 6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

VFW Fishing Tournament — June 18-20. A family-fun tournament. All proceeds benefit disabled and needy veterans in Monroe County. A new First Responder category has been added, for Police, Fire Fighters and Paramedics / EMTs. www.fish-florida.com.

Native Plant Sale — 9 a.m.-noon June 19, Key West Tropical Forest Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Don’t miss the exhibit of 30 large outdoor pieces crafted from recycled materials by local artists. 305-296-1504; www.keywest.garden.

I Love Stock Island Festival — Through June 20. Art stroll, food, farmers market, bonfire, and live music on Lost Beach and more, just across the Cow Key Channel Bridge from Key West. www.ilovestockisland.org.

Truman’s Tropical Fruit Festival — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19, Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum, 111 Front St., Key West. Taste all types of mangoes and other tropical fruits, sip fruity cocktails, watch cooking demos, learn to plant fruit trees. A tree sale, local vendors, and kids’ activities. 305-294-9911.

Mango Fest Key West — June 23-27, Truman Waterfront, Key West. All things mango; shopping, education, and demonstrations. 305-809-3874. www.mangofestkeywest.com.

Key Lime Festival — July 1-5. Kicks off with a Cookbook Signing & Champagne Reception at the Curry Mansion, where the Key Lime Pie was first created. Meet David L. Sloan, author of the “Key West Key Lime Pie Cookbook” and co-founder of the festival. Returning events include the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll and the Key Lime Pie Hop. New events include a Key Lime Scavenger Hunt and Key Lime University. Don’t miss the World Key Lime Pie Eating Championship on July 4. www.keylimefestival.com.

Key West Mermaid Festival — July 1-5 at various locations in Key West. Plenty of chances to meet and swim with the mermaids (fee) at Havana Cabana, Barbary Beach House, and Lagerheads Beach Bar. Also planned: The MerAngler Cake Decorating Contest at the Key West Aquarium on July 1; the ‘Blue Party’ Pool Party at Barbary Beach House from 7-11 p.m. July 2, which benefits Reef Relief; and the free, adults-only “Mermaid Cock- Tail Party” at Shots and Giggles from 7-9 p.m. July 3. www.keywestmermaidfestival.com. The event raises awareness for the waters of the Keys and educates on swimming safely in mermaid tails. A portion of festival proceeds benefit Key West’s Reef Relief (www.reefrelief.org).


Classical guitar by Mateo — 5-7 p.m. Fridays, The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St., Key West. Part of the Key West International Guitar Festival. 305-

294-2661; www.mateoguitar.com.

CFK Swim Around Key West — Select days through Sept. 5, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A 12.5-mile endurance swim around the island of Key West, organized by the College of the Florida Keys. www.swimaroundkeywest.org.


Hemingway Days — July 20-25, Key West. Celebrate the life of the great American writer and Key West resident with the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, literary readings, an exhibit of rare Hemingway memorabilia and a street fair.

Sublime With Rome & Dirty Heads — July 23, Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Key West. $64.50. www.ramsheadpresents.com.


Comedy Key West — 218 Whitehead St., Key West. 305-985-7370; www.comedykeywest.com

¦ Robert Kelly — June 17-19.

¦ Robbie Printz — June 24-26.

¦ Dan Boulger — July 1-3.

¦ Sean Sullivan — June 8-10.

Key West Theater — 512 Eaton St., Key West. Social-distancing measures currently in place. All performances subject to change. Call before you attend. 305-985-0433; www.thekeywesttheater.com.

¦ Past II Present, A Toto Tribute Band — June 18.

¦ David Shaw — July 2-3.

¦ Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentleman — 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17

¦ Nick Norman — July 23.

¦ The Raw Dawggs — 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28

¦ Parrothead Massacre — July Fundraiser for Nicky’s Celebration.

La Te Da — 1125 Duval St., 305-296-6706; www.lateda.com.

¦ Cabaret: Randy Roberts — 9 p.m. June 17-19, 22, 24-26. July 1-3, 6, 8-10, 13, 15-17, 20, 22-24, 29-31. $33.

¦ Piano Bar — No cover.

¦ 3Sum — June 17-20 and 24-27. July 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-26 and 29-31.

¦ The Fabulous Spectrelles — June 22, 23, 29, and 30. July 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28.


The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 82100 Overseas Highway, MM 82, on the property of the Islander Resort. Learn about Keys’ history. www.keysdiscovery.com.

Key West Art Center — Gallery space also offers classes. 301 Front St., Key West. Info: 305-294-1241 or www.keywestartcenter.com.

The Studios of Key West — 533 Eaton St., Key West. Regular gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Private tours to couples and small groups. www.tskw.org; 305-296-0458.


¦ “Mango Madness: The Annual Members’ Summer Show” — Through July 29.


¦ Between Two Palms: Mary Testa — June 23. A series of intimate conversations with art and theater luminaries. Free but registration required.

¦ Classes and workshops: Online and in-person classes are offered in painting and drawing, writing, music, performance and movement, and other disciplines. See website for complete information. ¦