KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE



For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit keysarts.com/artist_ connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK The Historic Armory Studios600 White St.Paintings by Michael J. PhillipsOngoingConchead2@yahoo.com(704) 819-2487Mixed media work bySherry Sweet TewellOngoingSherrysweettewell.comArtbabe00@aol.com(859) 533-1874 Key West Art and HistoricalSocietyCustom House281 Front St.Kwahs.orgRoberta Marks: A Retrospective30 years of mixed-media work ondisplay at the Custom HouseOngoing Key West […]

Hemingway’s Key West legacy and six-toed cats



The crown jewel of Key West’s rich literary legacy, which has attracted writers such as Tennessee Williams, Ralph Ellison, Robert Frost and Carson McCullers, is Ernest Hemingway’s old home at 907 Whitehead Street. The sprawling two-story property is a National Historic Landmark where Mr. Hemingway lived and wrote during most of the 1930s. It is also famously home to about […]

DRAG LIFE

Faith Michaels: ‘Are you really a boy?’


A bit over a decade ago, a young, relatively petite newcomer joined the Aquanette lineup at Aqua Nightclub: Faith Michaels. She was the second drag performer whose female persona was so skillfully crafted (or who was so naturally gifted) that I was left shaking my head: come on, this really can’t be a boy. For the record, Gugi Gomez was […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE



Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s700 Front St.4-6:30 p.m.Half-price appetizersalonzoysterbar.com Bagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.Half-price drinks$5 appetizersBagatellekeywest.com Bistro Sole1019 White St.Monday through Friday5-6:30 p.m.Half-price beer and wineTapas specialsBistrosole.com Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St.Every day with live music4-7 p.m.$3 well drinks, domestic beers andhouse winesBluemacawkw.com Boathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene […]

MUSIC SCENE

Ben so loves the local music scene


Key West’s self-proclaimed “Most Eligible Bachelor,” Ben Solove, so loves the local music scene in Key West that he spends a large part of his life promoting it in any way he can. As a popular DJ for local radio station 104.9 the X, and as a promoter for his Second to None Promotions, he continues to be an active […]

NOT-TO-MISS ATTRACTIONS



Audubon House & TropicalGardens205 Whitehead St.(305) 294- 2116 or (877) 294-2470audubonhouse.comOriginal lithographs of John JamesAudubon’s drawings are on display atthis former home of shipwreck salvagerCapt. John Geiger. CityView TrolleyTours of Key West1045 Whitehead St.(305) 294-0644cityviewtrolleys.comThese open-air trolleys offer hop-on-and-off tours that incorporate narrationof the history of Key West. Conch Tour Train303 Front St.(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has […]

SHOT IN KEY WEST



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SUMMER 2016 KEY WEST RESTAURANT SPECIALS



Louie’s Backyard — a Key West tradition




For over 30 years, executive chef Doug Shook has overseen the cuisine at one of Key West’s dining institutions, Louie’s Backyard. Located away from Duval Street, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at 700 Waddell Ave., there are actually three different dining options to be experienced. Downstairs is Louie’s Backyard, a more formal, traditional option that always requires reservations. Upstairs is the […]

Luxurious Casa Marina townhouse

811 Washington St., Unit 102 $924,000

This 1,876-square-foot, three-bedroom, 3½-bath, fully appointed, luxurious Casa Marina Estates townhouse features cathedral ceilings, high-end tile and hardwood floors throughout. The beautiful open living room has French doors that open to the pool and a tranquil outdoor space. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel Viking appliances and granite countertops. Each bedroom is spacious and bright with en-suite bathrooms. French doors […]


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