IT’S KEY WEST PRIDE WEEK SO GIDDY-UP




It was only a year ago that Florida Weekly Key West published its inaugural Key West Pride Week cover story and oh, what a year it has been. Coverage of gay dance parties in front of Ivanka’s apartment not included, the news cycle regarding gay rights has been pretty bleak these past few months. We’ve seen our Justice Department drop […]

Section 93 to lead the National March for Equality in Washington, D.C.




It’s no secret that Key West, with our “One Human Family” motto and myriad rainbow flags decorating buildings all over town, is itself a symbol for the gay and LGBT pride movement. In fact, this year marks the 35th anniversary of Key West Pride, which is underway through June 11, featuring numerous celebrations and events culminating in Sunday’s epic Gay […]

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 Street and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that […]

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 West305-294-5161 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 historic bar has […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Funny Girl Laurie Thibaud


As you might guess from her last name, but not by any discernible accent, Laurie Thibaud is from France. “I’m originally southern French. Born in Grasse, France and I immigrated to the United States when I was 4.” Her dad was a sales manager and her mom a real estate agent. And before you can ask, “I can still speak […]

The photography of Don Kincaid at SALT Gallery



Shipwrecks, marine life, treasure — if the salt life in imagery speaks to you, SALT Gallery welcomes you to its June exhibit of images presented by National Geographic photographer and local legend Don Kincaid. The gallery is at 830 Fleming Street. A filmmaker and photographer for more than 40 years, Mr. Kincaid’s images document the marine habitat of the Florida […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS



SPECIAL EVENTS Pride Glow PartyJune 8, 9 p.m.Sidebar at Aqua504 Angela St.www.sidebarkeywest.com Stoli Key West ClassicSemi finalsJune 9, 7 p.m.Sidebar at Aqua504 Angela St.www.sidebarkeywest.com Key West March forUnity and PrideJune 11, 5 p.m.Duval St.www.gaykeywestfl.com Acoustic Sunset Showwith Nick NormanJune 11, 7:30 p.m.The Blue Macaw804 Whitehead St.Tickets available atwww.nicknormanmusic.com COMEDY Comedy Open Mike NightMondays, 9 p.m.Mary Ellen’s Bar and Restaurant420 Appelrouth […]

Author Kenneth D. Michaels to debut ‘Only in Key West’: A Nick and Norm Gay Detective novel at 801 Cabaret



On Friday, June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., author Kenneth D. Michaels will debut his latest mystery, “Only in Key West,” at the 801 Duval Street Cabaret above the 801 Bourbon Bar in Key West. “Only in Key West” is a sequel to Mr. Michaels’ first novel, “The Gay Detective,” which earned kudos in 2016 when he was awarded […]

Acoustic Sunset Show with Nick Norman set for June 11



Nick Norman will perform at Blue Macaw Island Eats & Bar for a sunset show on the rooftop overlooking Petronia Street and the historic Bahama Village on June 11. Immediately recognizable, Nick is known for two distinctive gifts: his soulful voice and infectious smile. It’s hard to imagine that as a young boy he was told he would never be […]

KEY WEST PRIDE WEEK

Through June 11

DAILY EVENTS Tennessee William. Key West ExhibitFree entrance to the museum from10 a.m. to 4 p.m.513 Truman Ave.www.twkw.org Key West AquariumOpen 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.1 Whitehead St.www.keywestaquarium.com Oldest House MuseumOpen 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.322 Duval St. Key West LighthouseOpen 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.938 Whitehead St 801 Girls @ 801 CabaretShows at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.Upstairs at […]


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