Super boat races

Powerboat teams across the globe gather for a week to race ludicrously fast around our tiny island


You hear them coming before you see them. From far away, they’re a telltale whine, like a toy car making tiny laps by your feet; up close, they’re a conversation-quashing roar to rival overhead jets. They appear to the untrained eye as colorful smears of supersonic speed, a series of blink-and-you’ll miss it machines cutting through turquoise water leaving only […]

Key West Theater begins groundbreaking cultural exchange with Cuba




Although Key West sits 90 miles north of Havana sometimes in the Florida Keys it feels like Cuba is more of a sibling than just a neighbor. Many of the oldest families in Key West are Cuban transplants, having come to the United States either before the two countries’ relations became strained or after, when it was a far more […]

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 Streetwww.southernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687www.conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has been windingits way through the streets of Key Westsince 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.(305) […]

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 […]

PINK TRIANGLE

Sidebar: The hot new kid on the block


Amid the ever-changing influx and constant opening and closing of new bars, restaurants and shops on and around Duval Street, it’s always a pleasure when a beloved establishment expands and evolves into a new space while still maintaining the old. As of Thursday Oct. 27, Aqua Bar and Nightclub, best known for its nightly drag shows with the Aquanettes and […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS “The Return”Nov. 10-12, 15, 16Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., rearTickets available at www.redbarntheatre.com Victoria Fedden — “This Is NotMy Beautiful Life”Nov. 11, 6-7 p.m.Book and BooksThe Studios of Key West533 Eaton St.Tickets available at www.tskw.org Esther KuNov. 11, 8 p.m.Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at www.thekeywesttheater.com Seventh AnnualMen in ParadiseFashion ShowA Fundraiser forSamuel’s HouseNov. 12, 11 a.m. […]

MUSIC SCENE

The Dichotomous Robert Douglas


Robert Douglas may look like a sweet, burly bear, but he might also be the best musician to go see if you’re out on a date in Key West. His smooth, golden — and dare I say, sexy — voice is sure to soothe, relax and put one in the mood. This compliment is sure to make Robert blush, because […]

THEATER

Fringe Theatre


The concept of a Fringe Theatre group is, according to many, one born from rejection. Though many claim theirs was the first troupe to co-opt the phrase, the most well-accepted theory regarding the origin of the movement is that it began in Scotland, when eight theater groups — tired of constant rejection by prestigious festivals — resolved to commit themselves […]

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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