Official celebration of Key West’s secession from the United States and birth of the micro nation ‘The Conch Republic’ returns April 21-30

OKAY, LET’S ALL AGREE THAT — whether you’re a huge (huuuuuuge) fan of you-know-who, or lately you’ve been staying up late checking out the citizenship requirements for New Zealand — things haven’t felt particularly unified and patriotic as of recent. It seems the curious little ex-colony we call home has reached a cataclysmic divide of opinion, pitting family members against […]

Taste of Key West: A benefit for AIDS Help

Most events in Key West involve some kind of pre-game snack, ideally complex carbohydrate-based so as to best soak up all of the evening’s inevitable alcohol. But this year’s Taste of Key West is not the kind of event for which one should snack beforehand. If you can manage a bit of fasting, you’ll be that much happier. Known as one of the best outdoor […]

The Vintners Dinner 2017

The Vintners Dinner returns to Key West for one night only, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Casa Marina Hotel, 1500 Reynolds Street. This immensely popular event is considered to be the official lead-in to April 24’s famous Taste of Key West event, where both evenings for food and wine lovers will see full proceeds benefit the local charitable […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost PointThe corner of South Street andWhitehead 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) 294-5717www.sloppyjoes.comThe […]


Courtney Wilson – Waterworld Girl

If it’s possible to balance “down-to-earth” and “free-spirit,” then social butterfly Courtney Wilson has mastered it. You might see her out late at a party, the next day she’s snowboarding in Colorado, or floating in the blue waters of Iceland, but her professionalism and dependability have kept her working steadily at the best bars and restaurants since her arrival in […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Mary Ellen’s 420 Party Today, 11. a.m. to 2 a.m.420 Appelrouth The Original Wailers on HiggsBeach April 22, 6 to 11 p.m.Higgs BeachTickets Available at Oklahoma Smith the Musical April 20, 21, 22, 25 and 26, 8 p.m. Coffee Butler-Hukilau NightsApril 23, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at Short Attention Span Theater […]

Fringe Theater re-visits ‘Conch Republic, The Musical’

Ever wonder how the Conch Republic was born? Fringe Theater revises its smash hit musical with its historical (and hysterical) retelling of the Conch Republic tale, on April 20-23. Already seen the show? You haven’t seen it like this. It’s new. It’s fresh. It’s revisited. “When we revisited the idea to produce the play again, we decided to try something […]

Lots of laughs at ‘Oklahoma Smith’

Do you want to spend an evening laughing hysterically? Then get your tickets now for the new hit show, “Oklahoma Smith and the Pantheon of Annihilation,” running at the Key West Theater through April 29. Audiences are calling this decidedly adult evening by local playwrights Michael Marrero and Christopher Shultz “fan-freaking-tastic” and a “comic masterpiece.” In this choose-your-own-adventure musical, the […]


Short Attention Span Theatre returns to the Red Barn

What do you get when you mix six great short plays, seven consummate actors, some clever Marky Pierson videos, the entire McDonald theatrical family and then stuff them all into the Red Barn Theatre for a couple of hours? No, not a quiche, silly. But you do get a whole lot of fun. Because that’s what Short Attention Span Theatre […]


The legendary Cliff Cody rides into town again

Armed with a name that sounds like a cowboy hero and a smile as big as Texas, Cliff Cody has garnered a slew of faithful fans who gather regularly around the stage at Hog’s Breath Saloon whenever he’s in town to listen to him play. Ironically, the Hog’s Breath was the first-place Cliff ever played in Key West. “I came […]

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