VALENTINE’S DAY TO REMEMBER

Celebrate the 34th annual Wesley House Valentine’s Day Gala


SAINT VALENTINE ISN’T THE EASIEST guy to pin down. First, there’s the name: According to historians, it could have been Valentine, but could just as easily have been Valentinus. Some say the man was martyred for helping Christians escape prison in ancient Rome; others maintain he earned his halo performing secret marriages under Emperor Claudius II’s nose. In truth, there […]

The Key West Theater announces the return of ‘Puddles Pity Party’




“Puddles Pity Party,” the traveling roadshow of Puddles the clown and his simian-sapien companion, MonkeyZuma, are gearing up to perform a return engagement at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day at the Key West Theater. This will be Puddles’ third performance in Key West — he first appeared at the Porch for a very small crowd in 2014 and then returned […]

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 […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

#Livi got ‘Shultzed’


Less than a month ago as of this writing, a good portion of the Key West local community and many out-of-town friends traveled to New Orleans to celebrate the marriage of two of our favorite lovebirds: Livi Lavery and Christopher Shultz. It was amazing that several bars and restaurants down here functioned at all that week. As the festivities ensued […]

PINK TRIANGLE

Jessica Grabbit is Bourbon Street’s resident vamp


I’m convinced that the majority of women who belong to a certain generation grew up wanting to be Jessica Rabbit. Gorgeous red locks, untouchable sex appeal, confidence in spades — who wouldn’t want to be a strong, beautiful badass? Clearly 36-year-old Jeff Moss (aka Moss Boss, aka Jessica Grabbit) agrees with me. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS The Trip to Bountiful Feb. 9-11, 8 p.m.Waterfront Playhouse310 Wall St.www.waterfrontplayhouse.org Murder for Two Feb. 9 to 12, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., Rearwww.readbarntheatre.com Puddles Pity Party Feb. 14, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.www.thekeywesttheater.com 34th annual Wesley House Valentine’s Day Gala Feb. 14, 6 to 9 p.m.The Curry Mansion511 Caroline St.Tickets available at Keystix.com […]

Mystery Dinner Theatre Cabaret serves up an evening of entertainment



Mixdeity presents the Jazz-Age Retrospectacular’s “Mystery Dinner Theatre Cabaret.” Hosted by crooner Rock Solomon, the evening starts a cocktail hour, followed by a five-course meal served during an interactive theatrical “whodunnit.” Between plot twists, meal courses and a live vocal jazz cabaret, participants help solve the mystery du jour before the night is through. Guests are invited to come dressed […]

Social Dance Night swings in Feb. 12



Mixdeity’s Jazz-Age Retrospectacular: Swing & Social Dance Night, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Gatsby-styled Blue Room, 1128 Simonton St. A complimentary swing-dance lesson kicks off the night at 6:30 p.m. Following at 7 p.m. is live music from the swing-jazz band led by the vocal stylings for jazz-crooner Rock Solomon, performing standards from the […]


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