Karen invites you to her queenly events!
You’re going to love these creative, innovative and downright fun events! Check back frequently as we add new opportunities to support Karen for Queen and AH Monroe. Learn about the events — and register today for your favorites.
Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Royal Rush. Queens Hit the Dock! at the Lost Kitchen Supper Club, 6810 Front Street, Stock Island. This is the crescendo event for the Karen for Queen campaign. Nestled on the dock at Safe Harbour Marina, Stock Island, is the Lost Supper Kitchen Club, a speakeasy just off the beaten path. Here you will be serenaded by the reigning Queen Mother, Vanna Black, aka Ronnie Carruthers with his 3SUM ensemble. The night will be one of drinks and exquisite hors d’oeuvres, made by local Chef Martin Liz. A highlight of the event will be special guest artist Johnny White of Mile Zero Magazine. Johnny will be showing his Lenticular work (3D photographs) of Key West Drag Queens, upstairs at Collections Gallery. Transportation is included in ticket price and will be provided by Kim Stamps, Up The Keys Tours. Book your pickup time in advance – www.upthekeys.com 305-587-5575 (NO parking worries)!! Stock Island, Key West and Key Haven – $100 suggested donation, tickets available at the door. Karen for Queen
Sunday, September 1, 4PM – 6:30 PM – Tea Dance at La Te Da, 1125 Duval Street. Come out to historical La Te Da for a traditional Sunday evening Tea Dance before you start your Monday grind. Dance by the pool and wait for your number to be called in our 50/50 raffle and put your bid in on our silent auction to win some fantastic prizes! Admission is free. Karen for Queen
Saturday, September 7, 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00) – The (not so) Newlywed and The Dating Game presented by Comedy Key West in the Blue Room at the BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton Street. Local couples prove they are the “newlywed’est” couple in Key West. Then laugh along with our bachelors and bachelorettes as they try to win a date with an “incognito” gamester on the other side of the curtain. Hosted by local comedians at BottleCap Lounge – $15, available in advance at www.comedykeywest.com. A portion of the proceeds goes to Karen for Queen
DATE CHANGE!!! Because of the pending weather and a conflict with Key West Care’s Dorian fundraiser, which we support, we have moved this evening to Friday, Sept. 27. REGISTER TODAY | Now Friday, Sept. 27, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM – A Midsummer Night’s Magic at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road. Created by David (DJ) Johnson, Scott Gerke and Michael Shields, this magical, night will be a delight for all of your senses. You will be greeted with a special Pilar Rum cocktail, then taken for a walk through the moonlit forest to the other side of the pond. Waiting there will be mystics, magic, music and dancing – and lots of surprises. Dessert, cheese and fruit bar; open bar. Costumes encouraged. Let your imagination run wild! – $50 suggested donation, available in advance. Karen for Queen.
Thursday, September 19, Doors open at 6:00 PM – Vibrator Races at Mary Ellen’s Bar, 420 Applerouth Lane. Vroom vroom! Fire them up and let them … um … wiggle their way to the finish line. Vibrators (yes, that kind) in all shapes and sizes race down the track. Bid on your favorite, and you own that one for the race. Remember, big isn’t always better, and sometimes, the slowest to the finish line wins. Admission is free. 50% of the pot of each race to the winner / 50% to Karen for Queen
Saturday, September 28, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Mojitos with a Splash! A pool party in the unique backyard oasis at the home of Susan and Bruce Mitchell, 824 Terry Lane, and co-hosted by Megan Burgess, Chris Seymour, Tara Hemphill, Laura Gabby and Doug Fehrman. This is sure to be special experience and a party you won’t want to miss! Price includes live music, food and open bar to include bottomless mojito’s made with Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, generously donated by Hemingway Rum Company. Don’t forget to bring you swim suit! – $40 suggested donation. Karen for Queen.
Wednesday, October 2, 6-9 PM — McParker Island House Party with the Shanty Hounds! Royal Furniture installed a beautiful, new kitchen at the home of Steve McDaniel and BethAnn Parker, 1710 Bahama Drive, and they want to show it off with a party to benefit my campaign! Food by the Iron Chefs, open bar and live music. – $40 suggested donation. Karen for Queen
Friday, October 4, 6:00 PM — Orchids in Paradise at The Curry Mansion, 511 Caroline Street. Presented by Bobbie Cotton, Sharon Hirsch and Kevin Assam, generously sponsored by Phil and Patsy Amsterdam, and food by the Iron Chefs. Open bar. Bucky Montgomery will be the auctioneer. We will be offering unique and unusual pots, decorated by well know local artists, celebrities and children, and filled with beautiful orchids. A brown thumb? Don’t worry, there will be something there for you! – $20 suggested donation. Karen for Queen
REGISTER TODAY | Friday, October 11. 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Chester and Tripp’s Sassy Southern Texas Hoedown at the home of Chester Sparks and Tripp Calk, 2514 Flagler Ave. Yee-Haw!! The Two Boys from Texas invite ya’ll to a Texas style hoedown party! Come join us for a BBQ buffet and open bar. Surprise country and western music entertainers. Costumes encouraged with prizes for the best male and female costume. 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Plenty of parking at Flagler and Government Rd. Get ready for a boot-scoot’in good time! – $40 suggested donation, available in advance. Karen for Queen
Saturday, October 12th, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Jello Wrestling at Rick’s Bar 202 Duval Street. Come get messy at the ultimate squirm-a-thon and Duval slammer featuring women wrestlers CHERRY BOMB, FRENCH TICKLER, BANANA SPLIT and GRAPE CRUSH to name a few. Doors open at 7:00 – show starts at 8:00. 21+ only. All sales final. Limited front row splash zone seating – $40 suggested donation. General admission first come, first served, first seated – $20 suggested donation.A Karen for Queen event.
AH Monroe presents All-Candidate events where you can meet all the candidates for the royal court and support your favorites!
On Friday, September 6th, from 6-8 p.m. come meet your Rock And Royalty Candidates at the 2nd annual ‘Real Women Do Drag,’ produced by 2015 Fantasy Fest Queen Jodyrae Campbell and presented by the Key West Business Guild, Womenfest and Aqua nightclub. Emceed by Laurie Thibaud and hosted by Elle Taylor, visitors and locals enjoying Womenfest compete in male and female drag, you can stroll their tables of swag…expect raffles and drawings…and all bartender tips are split equally among all Candidates. Special thanks to Kimball Ingram for giving back to the Keys community. Advance reservations for Aqua table, booth and rail seating can be made at www.tinyurl/realwomendodrag2019/
General admission at the door is $10. Proceeds from The 2019 Royal Campaign of FANTASY FEST benefit the mission and clients of AH.
The 7th Annual Red Shirt Run is a family-friendly, walk or run event to benefit all Candidates of the ‘Rock and Royalty’’ campaign of Fantasy Fest 2018. Find out more about the Saturday, October 5th event (it begins at 8 a.m.) and pre-register by going to www.themeruns.com or www.redshirtrun.com. Come sweat, smile, stroll or just sashay!
On the night before The Royal Coronation Ball, on October 17th, to celebrate our Royals at the 4th Annual Royal Retrospective, a memorabilia exhibition curated by Cori Convertito and Dennis Beaver. From 6-8 p.m. all former Kings, Queens, Dukes, Duchess, Prince and Princess are encouraged to attend this final All-Candidate celebration featuring a cash bar, and appetizers. Admission is a suggested $10.00 donation.
Our 2019-2020 campaign concludes at The Royal Coronation Ball, presented at the Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront on Friday, October 18th, beginning at 6 p.m. Simply go to https://tinyurl.com/theroyalcoronation2019 to reserve your VIP dinner tickets now! It’s an event that sells out fast, so be sure and make your plans now! General $10 admission is available at the door.