"Secrets of the Zodiac Revealed"

Monday, October 22

THE FOUNDERS' FANTASY FEST STAR SEARCH - TALENT SHOW - It's out of this world! Under Orion's Big Tent at Atlantic Shores Resort! 305-296-9081x381; 8-11 pm; $50 VIP with catered dinner, or $15 general admission

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - This decadent tour of the far side of the Galaxy is not for the timid or shy! Number One Saloon; 305-294-4737; 9 pm; FREE

Tuesday, October 23

SCOTTY'S FANTASY FACADE COMPETITION - Key West homes and businesses show off their Zodiac fantasies. Big cash prizes! To enter, call 305-296-5334; FREE

OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST POSTER SIGNING PARTY - Meet the astrological architect of this year's poster. La Concha Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crown Room; 5 pm; Posters for sale

FAT TUESDAY'S ZODIAC LOVE SHACK - Great music from local DJ's. 4th Annual Costume Contest with cash prizes. The Keys' best frozen drinks, great games and big fun; 8 pm-midnight; FREE

18th ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL - "LUNAR LUNACY" at Atlantic Shores Resort featuring the "Lunar Legend" Tom Luna as M.C. Headdresses required for entrants and attendees; Great prizes! Sponsored by the Key West Business Guild; 9 pm; $50 VIP or general admission $25 advance or $30 at door

Wednesday, October 24

WKEY PET MASQUERADE & PARADE - An extraterrestrial array of Animal Signs and sights sure to delight. Wyndham Casa Marina Resort; registration for competition at 4:30 pm, show starts at 5:30 pm; FREE to watch; $$ to enter

CELEBRITIES LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST - Those with a striking resemblance to notable celebrities may find cash rewards in their immediate future. La Concha Crowne Plaza Hotel, poolside; contestant sign up 8 pm; FREE to watch; FREE to enter

CHINESE ZODIAC PATY - It's the year of the Snake! Exhibit your personality traits of the Monkey, Dragon, Rabbit and other Chinese Zodiac signs. Lots of Yin and Yang alignment at this astrological affair. Great prizes for the best Zodiac (Eastern or Western!) costumes, dancing and live entertainment; Holiday Inn Beachside; 8 p.m.; $15

BEACH PARTY AT HOG'S BREATH - Hog's Breath Saloon proudly presents the 13th Annual Fantasy Fest Beach Party, featuring the 5th Annual Homemade Bikini Contest, "Secrets of the Bikini Revealed!" Details of contest at or 305-296-5542; 10 pm; $20

Thursday, October 25

NIGHTMARES IN DREAMLAND - Revelations and spectacles galore. $1,000 cash prize for best costume and a heavenly ocean-side tea dance under the stars! Atlantic Shores Resort; 6 pm; $$

PRETENDERS IN PARADISE - "2001 Space Oddities" will dazzle with planetary configurations of a fantasy kind. A spectacular costume competition with $10,000 in cash prizes! In its 19th year, this Fantasy Fest tradition is not to be missed. The Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa; 8:30 pm; $25 and up

SLOPPY JOE'S TOGA PARTY - At the one and only Sloppy Joe's Bar; 305-294-5717x17; 10 pm promptly; FREE to enter contest; $$

BRING BACK PLUTO! - A party and rally to protest the loss of a favorite celestial body. Don't let this conspiracy of galactic proportions transpire without your voice being heard. Alien and celebrity protesters welcome. Right on! Green Parrot Bar; 10 pm; FREE

Friday, October 26

FLORIDA LOTTERY STREET FAIR - It's good vibrations, people watching and solar sensations at this mile-long Tropic of Fun on Key West's historic Duval Street-featuring artisans, food booths and libations. 2 pm-10 pm; FREE

SIXTH ANNUAL MARCHING MASKED MANIA COSTUME CONTEST - A pre-event to the Halfway Party of the Masquerade March. Great prizes for the best Zodiac costume. Southernmost Motel, poolside; 4-6 pm; contestants sign up 2 pm; FREE to watch; FREE to enter

MILLER LITE MASQUERADE MARCH - Join this moving mosaic of costumed revelers and strut your celestial stuff along the streets of Old Town. The riotous romp begins at the Key West Cemetery (Frances Street entrance). 5 pm; FREE

801 BOURBON BAR TEA DANCE - A taste of New Orleans decadence in Old Town; beads, boys and booze! Noon; FREE

SUNSET COSTUME CONTEST - at the Hilton Key West Resort & Marina. Reconfigure your latitude and attitude at this Gulf-side costume celebration. $500 cash for best costume plus other great prizes. Food, fun, beverages and live music on the Hilton Pier. 5:30-10 pm; Contestants sign up 3 pm; FREE to watch; FREE to enter

1ST ANNUAL OCEAN KEY RESORT "LIVING ART AIR BRUSH AND BODY ART COMPETITION" - Billyfish Bar and Grill on the World Famous Sunset Pier at Ocean Key will literally come alive with living art. Artists will use the human form as a canvas in competition for $1,000 first place plus additional cash and prizes. Featuring the funky New Orleans sounds of "Juice." Food and beverage specials. The Sunset Pier rocks! FREE

Saturday, October 27

DUVAL STREET PROMENADE - The Milky Way that spans a mile from the Gulf to the Atlantic. If the food and libations don't send you into orbit, the entertainment will! Put your costume on and rehearse for the evening's frolics. Noon-10:30 pm; FREE

BOURBON STREET TEA DANCE - A taste of New Orleans decadence in Old Town. Noon; FREE

EPIDERMAL ARTS & TORSO TAPESTRIES CONTEST - Lovers of art gather for this bona fide cultural event to determine the best-illustrated bodies. The battle of the emblazoned bods elevates this art form to something aesthetic, creative and maybe even poetic. Green Parrot Bar; 3 pm; FREE

BELLSOUTH FANTASY FEST PARADE - The moon and constellations align over Duval Street for the parade of the universe! Join 70,000 stargazers and party-lovers for this dazzling array of floats, bands, dancing groups and costumes! 7 pm; FREE

Sunday, October 28

CHILDREN'S DAY - A family event featuring food, games, arts and crafts will beguile children of all ages. Bayview Park; Noon-5 pm; FREE

AGE OF AQUARIUS BRUNCH - Enjoy a sparkling setting by the Gulf for this delightful finale to the festivities. Complimentary Mimosas, unlimited Champagne and a delectable brunch will engulf you in earthly delights. Relive the 60's and come as you were or as you are! "Peace, Love and Happiness." Hyatt Key West; reservations, 305-296-9900x54; 11:30 am-3 pm; $29.95 per person

IT AIN'T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS TEA BY THE SEA - Last call for astrological alignment with music, dancing and merriment on the ocean. Atlantic Shores Resort; 6 pm; FREE

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