Can you dream of a better place for a chemical vacation or a marathon masquerade than the Conch Republic during Fantasy Fest? Tonight at 8:00 throngs of ribald revelers will converge on the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa (One Duval St., Key West) for Pretenders in Paradise, Fantasy Fests wacky costume competition known for its intoxicating brew of sequins, feathers, and flesh. The events theme is Somewhere Under the Rainbow, and contestants are invited to click those ruby slippers together for a chance to win $10,000 in prizes and cash. Tickets cost $28. Call 305-296-1817.
On Friday night at 10:00, join porn legend Ron The Hedgehog Jeremy for some more 40 percent-proof lube during his Pimp and Ho bash at Redfish Bluefish (407 Front St., Key West), where only the truly filthy can pocket the $700 stakes. Tickets cost $35. Call 305-304-1188, or visit www.keystix.com. On the way home on Sunday, poke into the Parrotdise Waterfront Grille (183 Barry Ave., Little Torch Key, MM 28.5) for a gulp of Big Pecker Wine. The hard-swinging label is the official sponsor of this years Fantasy Fest and will be dosing all comers until 11:00 p.m. for free. Call 305-872-9989, or visit www.parrotdisewaterfront.com. For a complete rundown of the weeks shenanigans, visit www.fantasyfest.net.
Oct. 25-26, 2007