The Key West Theater celebrates local talent and brings national acts to the Florida Keys

Looking at the pink building with bright turquoise Miami-reminiscent details that now houses the Key West Theater, you would never imagine the history the building’s walls hold. Located at 512 Eaton Street, on the unassuming corner of Eaton and Bahama Streets, the theater has had quite the fascinating and bizarre past. Originally constructed in 1848, the build- ing was opened […]

5,000 Parrot Heads expected for annual meeting

Call it atonement for a 100 years of heavy drinking, but one thing’s for sure: Key West is a very charitable town. Our little island boasts a staggering amount of nonprofits dedicated to causes both popular and personal. We’ve got all the classics — Red Cross galas, breast cancer benefits, Alzheimer’s fun runs, and “yappy hour” SPCA fundraisers. But we’re […]

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 some 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 […]

Its namesake never saw it, but Audubon House still worth a look

It’s midway through the tour of Key West’s stunningly pretty Audubon House and Tropical Gardens that the truth comes out: John James Audubon — famed naturalist painter, whose lifelike paintings of bird portraits line the walls of the museum — never actually lived in the Audubon House. But don’t let this spoiler keep you from visiting; indeed, a visit to […]


Bourbon St. Pub: Boys, Boys, Boys

Like many places in Key West, there is far more to the Bourbon St. Pub than meets the eye. Located at 724 Duval Street, the gay owned and operated Bourbon St. Pub opened in 1995 and has expanded exponentially since. There is something for literally everyone at the Bourbon St. Pub complex, which includes Bourbon St. Pub, Joe’s Chicken Shack, […]


SPECIAL EVENTS The ReturnNov. 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., rearTickets available at Krik? Krak!Nov. 4, 7 to 9 p.m.The Studios of Key West533 Eaton St.Tickets available at Bayview ParkMovie SeriesTeenage Mutant NinjaTurtles-Out of theShadowsNov. 4, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.Bayview ParkTruman Avenue andJose Marti Drive Andy and TonyMake a RecordTony Baltimore and Andy Westcottperforming […]

Delta Rae with Liz Longley at The Key West Theater

It’s been a good few years for the relentlessly hard working six-piece rock band from Durham, N.C., whose sophomore album, “After It All,” came out on April 7, 2015. Since the release of its debut album Carry the Fire in the summer of 2012 and 2013’s follow-up EP Chasing Twisters, Delta Rae has been profiled everywhere from NPR and Time […]


Black and Skabuddah – The old conch mentality

Laura Black and Russ Scavelli, also known as Black and Skabuddah, are a popular acoustic duo originally from New York, who have been playing in and about town for the last 19 years, mainly classic rock and their original music. She’s the Black of the group, he’s the Skabuddah. “It’s from his last name Scavelli, but he’s got a Buddha […]

Little White House holds wealth of history

Step inside the Harry S. Truman Little White House, and you’ll be forgiven for feeling the sudden urge to solve domestic policy issues while on vacation. It’s here, inside this spectacular circa 1890 home, that some of the nation’s most influential leaders have retreated from the public eye to rest, recuperate and bring new meaning to the term “working vacation.” […]

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