May Sand’s Montessori School’s Bal Masque




Whether you are firmly of the imminent apocalypse camp, or have already bought your party hats and flag-festooned attire, one thing is certain: The evening of Jan. 20 is going to be a doozie. For some, the evening marks the dawn of a new era. For others, it’s the dawn of a new level of hell that Dante missed. Whether […]

One Human Family – Women’s March hits Duval Street




On Saturday, Jan. 21, the day after the presidential inauguration, hundreds of thousands of supporters of women’s rights will march on Washington, D.C., in the first ever Women’s March on Washington. The Women’s March on Washington is designed to highlight inclusivity of all women and to spotlight issues pertaining to the protection of women’s rights. For Florida Keys residents who […]

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) […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Mark Watson: Hail to the King


As we sat at the back bar at Aqua swapping stories about the celebrities we’ve met, Mark Watson recounted a story about Justin Long, the Jeepers Creepers/Dodgeball/Live Free or Die Hard/Alvin and the Chipmunks actor, who frequents Key West on occasion (and in fact was here barhopping a few days this past week). “I was waiting on him and Drew […]

Poco’s Paul Cotton Band at the Schooner Wharf Bar



Multi-platinum and gold recording artist Paul Cotton, the lead singer, lead guitar and the composer for the famed rock band Poco for over 40 years, will be returning to the Schooner Wharf Bar for two nights only, Jan. 20 and 21, from 8 to 11 p.m. Cotton and his band of local legends, Joel Nelson, Din Allen, Russ Scavelli and […]

PINK TRIANGLE

Mark Sweeting croons at Bobby’s Monkey Bar


On Friday nights, Bobby’s Monkey Bar is routinely packed wall to wall with patrons nervously waiting their turn on the karaoke stage. Though Bobby’s features karaoke six days a week (every night but Wednesday), Friday nights are special because Friday is the only night karaoke is hosted by Mark Sweeting, a native Key Wester born to a multi-generation Conch family. […]

MUSIC SCENE

The Gypsy artist Roenin


Where to start? You may have seen Roenin (KMAC, Kristen McNamara) as a finalist on “Star Search” (2003), Nashville Star (season four — her friend, Chris Young was the winner), and “American Idol” (season eight — Paula Abdul’s last, and the year Kris Allen won over runner-up Adam Lambert). There are plenty of YouTube videos of her performances, which will […]

Groundbreaking Key West to Cuba Theatrical Exchange comes to the Key West Theater



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 […]

‘Murder for Two’ brings whodunit musical comedy to the Red Barn Theater



What do you do if you happen to like classic who-dunit murder mysteries, but you also have a yen for flashy, fun musicals? Normally, of course, you’d see the former on one night, and the latter on another. Not so for Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair. The two actor/writers went out and wrote themselves the perfect combination of the two […]


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