A day trip up the Keys

WHILE LIVING IN PARADISE full time has it perks, it sometimes feels necessary to change up the usual watering hole in exchange for something less — Key West-y. And while it’s obnoxiously vulgar to complain about the particular strain of bourgeois malaise that comes from having too much access to the finer things in life — brie tacos at Garbo’s […]

‘Aqua Idol’ decides Fantasy Fest King and Queen

A little over five years ago, Tuesdays at Aqua Nightclub were the slowest of the week. That was, until ownership had the brilliant idea to let local charities use the popular drag bar as a space in which to host fundraisers performed in the style of the then-hugely-popular reality show “American Idol.” After all, the club already had the sound […]

An insider’s look at Key West

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost PointThe corner of South Street and Whitehead Streetsouthernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continentalUnited States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has been windingits way through the streets of Key Westsince 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.(305) 294-5717sloppyjoes.comThe […]

Custom House celebrates 125th anniversary with photo contest, cash prizes

Photographers from across the globe have long been drawn to the Custom House’s architectural majesty, and for good reason — with its stately archways and sweeping wraparound porch set against the tropical landscape and horizon, the ornate, four-story red brick museum, which is stewarded by the Key West Art & Historical Society, provides spectacular images for just about anyone with […]

Join Parade Lab at the Studios of Key West

The Studios of Key West will be setting aside the Sanger Gallery for the month of October for artists and community members to share space and inspiration for their creative parade concoctions. Orbiting the granddaddy of them all — Fantasy Fest — Key West has almost too many parades to count: junkanoos, zombie bike rides, tutu runs, walking parades, kinetic […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Howard Livingston Concertat the MarkerSept. 22, 6-9 p.m.The Marker200 William St. Comedy Key WestSept. 22, 8:30-9:30 p.m.Happy Body929 Truman Ave. The Red Shirt Run 5K –A Benefit for AidsHelpSept. 24, 7:30-9:30 a.m.White Street PierEarly registration, Sept. 23, 4-6 p.m.White Street Pier The Love Fund Ball – AFundraiser for the Key WestPolice Department Love FundSept. 24, 7-11 p.m.The Westin […]

Musician Tony Roberts to perform at The Green Parrot on Sept. 25

Singer, songwriter, documentarian and soul surfer Tony Roberts will officially release “Chasing the Sun” at a show at The Green Parrot from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. “‘Chasing the Sun’ is a record about travel and life on the road, hope and the ups and downs of life and matters of the heart,” says Tony from his home in Key […]

Good times in the Conch Republic

Here are three attractions for the whole family that capture Key West’s artistic inclinations, diverse history and whimsical beauty. Mallory Square The nightly Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square is the best free show in town, a center of Key West commerce and performance art (mallorysquare.com). The square’s history dates back to the town’s early years when it was incorporated in […]


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 Key West Contemporary Art516 White St., entrance on Curry LaneOngoing“Person/Anima”Photographs byA.E. FournetKey West Contemporary Arton Facebook The Historic ArmoryStudios600 White St.Paintings byMichael J. PhillipsOngoingConchead2@yahoo.com(704) 819-2487Mixed media work by Sherry Sweet TewellOngoingSherrysweettewell.comArtbabe00@aol.com(859)-533-1874 Key West Art and HistoricalSociety281 Front St.“Custom Made — […]

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