STOCK ISLAND FESTIVAL

Enjoy the I Love Stock Island Festival Nov. 25-27

IT’S RIGHT THERE, SO CLOSE IT SHARES A postal code with the Key West of pastel postcards and tandem bicycle riding tourists. But Stock Island, the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn to Key West’s bustling Manhattan, has for most of its days remained the unsung hero of our island paradise, the girl next door who takes off her glasses, lets her hair […]

International Sand Art Competition




For most, a day at the beach means a sunny dose of restful relaxation. Add snacks, SPF and perhaps a New York Times best-seller, and you’ve got yourself a lazy Sunday to write home about. But for the select few sculptors of this year’s International Sand Art Competition, artists for whom media of marble and bronze prove too traditional, a […]

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

Monkey business abounds at Bobby’s Monkey Bar


Look up in Bobby’s Monkey Bar and you’ll see dozens of Velcro-handed monkeys dangling from the chandeliers, smiles plastered on their faces and the dim bar lights reflecting off their plastic eyes. Did the monkeys come first? Or was it the name of the bar? No one quite knows the answer, but the simian theme comes across loud and clear. […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS Annual EmployeeTurkey Turnabout 2016A Benefit for theSister Season FundNov. 24, 5-11:30 p.m.Bourbon St. Pub724 Duval St. Conch Concerts:Bill Blue and FriendsNov. 25, 8-10 p.m.The Studios of Key West533 Eaton St.Tickets available at www.tskw.org Holiday Bazaar andBook ExchangeA Benefit for Key WestMontessori Charter SchoolNov. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Key West Montessori Charter School1400 United St. The Sunday RamblePerformances […]

MUSIC SCENE

Let’s all have a 3SUM


Do yourself a favor. Head to LaTeDa, at 1125 Duval St., any Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 till 11:30 p.m. to see 3SUM. And don’t forget to bring your boogie shoes. I did so twice in the past two weeks and was more than pleasantly surprised to find a room full of old and new fans, both in the seats […]

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE



For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit www.keysarts.com/artist_ connections/gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK The Studios of Key West533 Eaton St.In/Visible — Abiy FrewThrough Nov. 27www.tskw.org Salt Gallery830 Fleming St.Rebecca BennettThrough Dec. 1 Key West Art and Historical Society281 Front St.The Sketches of Mario SanchezOngoingCustom Made — A History of the Custom House ExhibitionOngoingwww.Kwahs.org […]

DRAG LIFE

Elle Taylor stuns on stage at Aqua Nightclub


When I was a teenager, I used to come to Key West frequently on vacation. I always marveled at the women lined up selling the drag shows outside the 801 Bourbon Bar. They were gorgeous and I was envious beyond belief. When I meet Elle Taylor for the first time, I realize my envy has not abated in the last […]


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