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The Key West Film Festival screens films all week

WHEN MOST PEOPLE DAYDREAM ABOUT quitting their jobs and moving to a tropical island, the most they accomplish is changing their computer wallpaper to a stock photo of turquoise water and palm trees. Some might even go so far as to book a cruise to someplace colorful and humid, gifting themselves a week’s worth of relief from their miserable lives […]

The Waterfront Playhouse shines

For a fairly small town, Key West has some seriously impressive theater options and the Waterfront Playhouse is one of the best. Dubbed “Best Professional Theater in Florida” by Florida Monthly Magazine, the Waterfront Playhouse, a not-for-profit professional theater, has been at the forefront of bringing cutting-edge theater straight from Broadway to Monroe County. This season marks the theater’s 77th […]

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 […]


SMART Ride cycles through Florida Keys on Nov. 18 and 19

On Nov. 18 and 19, SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride), an annual two-day 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West, will race through the Florida Keys to raise money for AIDS Help. Started in 2002, the SMART Ride was the brainchild of a number of individuals who had been impacted by AIDS/HIV in some way and who wanted […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “The Return”Nov. 17-19Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., rearTickets available at Movie Nightht atthe Markerr“Planes, Trains andAutomobiles”Nov. 17, 6-8 p..The Marker m.200 William St. GrandOpening — Sidebar14th Anniversary Party — AquaNov. 17, 6-9 p.m.Sidebar504 Angela St.Aqua Nightclub711 Duval St. Kat’s HatAnnual Holiday BenefitNov. 18, 6-8 p.m.Bagatelle115 Duval Late Night withVicki RoushNov. 18 and 19, 11 p.m. to1 a.m.Little […]

Comedy Key West: Key West’s only weekly comedy show

Every Thursday at 8 p.m., the Bottlecap’s Blue Room on Simonton Street. is home to Key West’s only weekly comedy show. The show — billed as the Downward Dog Comedy Showcase — features stand-up comedy from rising local stars, household names and visiting comics from around the country. The Showcase offers something unique with each week’s show, from live music […]


Jonathan Williams — well-rounded and grounded

When many of us at times feel somehow wanting and wondering if the grass might be greener on the other side, it comes as a blessing when one does find a life and career of contentment early on. That might even be one of the best definitions of the word “success.” Key West musician Jonathon Williams, who has been playing […]


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK The Studios of Key West533 Eaton St.Lucy Stevens in the Sanger GalleryThrough Nov. Salt Gallery830 Fleming St.Rebecca BennettOngoing Key West Art & Historical Society281 Front St.“The Sketches of Mario Sanchez”Ongoing“Custom Made — A History ofthe Custom House Exhibition” […]

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