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Island Hopping

September 2011

Interested in getting out of Florida? Take a quick flight or boat ride to the Bahamas. Here’s a sampling of the Island Hopping events found in every month’s issue of Florida Monthly magazine. The listing contains festivals, plays, music events and more.

Scenes of the Grand Bahama


GRAND BAHAMA

Fish Fry. Every Friday. Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute Eatery, College of The Bahamas campus. (242) 457-9149.

Mini Crab Fest. Every Friday. Churchill Garden Bar. (242) 351-2692.

Grand Bahama American Women’s Club Luncheon Meetings. 2nd Monday every month. Ruby Swiss Restaurant. moreinfo@gbawc.org.

Jazz on the Beach. Every Sunday. World Famous Conch Experience: Live Bahamian Music from Dem Boys Dem. Every Wednesday. Tony Macaroni’s, Taino Beach, Freeport. (242) 533-6766.

Bird Walk. 1st Saturday every month. Wild Flower Walk. Last Saturday every month. Rand Nature Center. (242) 352-5438.

Beach Volleyball. Every Saturday-Sunday. Tony Macaroni’s, Taino Beach, Freeport. (242) 533-6766.

Fish Fry. Every Wednesday. Smith’s Point. (242) 352-8044.

Croon to the Moon. Saturday. (nearest the full moon). Old Bahama Bay. (242) 346-6500.

Live Bahamian Culture Show. Every Friday. The Count Basie Square, Port Lucaya Marketplace. (242) 373-8446.

Golden Oldies. Every Monday. Karaoke. Every Tuesday. Live Music from House Band Ultra Vibes. Every Wednesday. Junkanoo Cultural Evening. Every Thursday. Down Home Fish Fry. Every Saturday. Gospel Afternoon. Every Sunday. Port Lucaya Marketplace. (242) 373-8446.

Mango the 1-Man Island Band. Every Monday-Tuesday. Port Lucaya Square. (242) 373-8446.

Goombaya Festival. Every Monday, Thursday-Saturday. The Heart of Palm Room, Island Palm Hotel. (242) 375-4690.

Hot Salsa Nights Latin Dance Party. Every Tuesday. Casino Revue Show. Every Thursday. Karaoke Song and Dance Party. Every Friday. Disco Night. Every Saturday. Casino Brunch Buffet. Every Sunday. Island Music & Food. Every Wednesday. Club Cove, Treasure Bay Casino at Our Lucaya, Freeport City. (242) 350-2000.

Guided tours. Daily. Garden of the Groves. (242) 373-7778.

Freeport Players Guild General Opening Meeting. 1st Monday every month. Regency Theatre Lobby. freeportplayersguild@gmail.com

Bubble Q: Bubble Champagne & BBQ. Every Friday. Funky Fridays. Weekly. Live Jazz Entertainment. Every Saturday. Sabor Restaurant & Bar, The Pelican Bay Hotel at Lucaya. (242) 373-9550.

Spoken Word. Every Thursday. The Hut. www.thebahamasweekly.com

Fish Fry. Every Friday. Bikini Bar and Bottom. Every Thursday-Sunday. Williams Town Beach. www.thebahamasweekly.com

Jens-Peter Sweeting Performs. Every Friday. Garden of the Groves, The Garden Café. (242) 373-5668.

Gold Ole Boys Perform. Every Sunday. Joe’s Bar & Grill, Taino Beach. (242) 373-8017.

Karaoke. Every Tuesday and Saturday. Live Entertainment. Every Wednesday-Thursday. DJs and Dance Music. Every Friday. Neptune’s Cocktail Lounge, Port Lucaya Marketplace. (242) 374-1221.

Open Mike Mondays. Weekly. Club Utopia. openmicfreeport@gmail.com

Conch Juice Band. Every Friday. The Junkyard. www.thebahamasweekly.com

Floetry Spoken Word Poetry. Every Friday. Our Lucaya Lighthouse Point. www.thebahamasweekly.com

Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association Conference. September 29-30. Canal House, Pelican Bay. www.thebahamasweekly.com

Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association Banquet. October 1. Our Lucaya Resort. www.thebahamasweekly.com

Grand Bahama PAS Presents "The Street Beatz" Group. October 1. The Regency Theatre. www.thebahamasweekly.com

Moonlight Jazz Presented by The Rotary Club of Lucaya. October 8. Garden of the Groves. www.thebahamasweekly.com

Conch Cracking Festival. October 10. McLean’s Town. (242) 350-8600.

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival On-Location: Grand Bahama Island. October 26-30. Pelican Bay Hotel’s New Conference Center, The Canal House. www.fliff.com

2011 Conchman Triathlon. November 5. www.thebahamasweekly.comPalm Tree