Tropical Heat celebrates 13th year of clothingoptional fun

AS IF THE MONTH OF AUGUST IN KEY WEST wasn’t already scorching hot, Tropical Heat is back for its 13th year of lighting the island on fire. Key West Tropical Heat, hosted the Key West Business Guild, runs Aug. 16-20 and has expanded this year to five nights and four days chock full of gay male erotica.

Fishing in the Keys

Now that the hordes of mini-season lobster hunters have finally vacated our precious island and crawled back home with their coolers full of Key West’s crustacean aquatic bounty, it’s time to dedicate our culinary attentions to the millions of other creatures that call Key West’s oceanic ecosphere home — most especially the creatures best enjoyed sautéed in a little white […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States.


Casey Crockett and Wanderlust

I bought a dress once in a small shop on Petronia Street. It was made of velvet vintage floral and when I put it on the flattering curve of the mermaid skirt made me feel like I was stepping back into a fabulous 1960s Hollywood party. I have danced so much in that dress that I have had to sew […]


Tropical Heat Aug. 16 to 20 Native Plant Sale Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to noon Key West Tropical Forest 5210 College Road


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK SALT Gallery830 Fleming St.Garth Holtkamp-Technicolor TropicOngoing through August Key West Art and HistoricalSocietyCustom House Museum281 Front St.The Navy in Key WestOngoingTennessee Williams,The Playwright and The Historic Armory Studios600 White St.Paintings by Michael J. PhillipsOngoingconchead2@yahoo.com704-819-2487Mixed media work bySherry Sweet […]

Schooner Wharf Entertainment

Cool Duo will heat up the Schooner Wharf stage on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sam Ramos and Carl Peachy will play Motown, Detroit Funk, classic rock and of course, all your island favorites. Come on down and be prepared to move, groove and dance the night away dockside. Sam will also be performing on Monday, Aug. […]


Wayne’s Island World

Before Wayne Sorbelli moved to Key West to open Bone Island Music/Island Guitar around 2011, he had three music stores and a DVD/video rental store where he grew up. After 20 years, he still owns the original store, Wayne’s World, in Dallas, northeastern Pennsylvania, although it’s run by his mom and dad now because Wayne loves Key West too much […]


Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s700 Front St.4-6:30 p.m.Half-price Bagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.Half-price drinks$5 Blackfin918 Duval St.4:30-6:30 p.m.$7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St.Every day with live music4-7 p.m.$3 well drinks, domestic beers andhouse Boathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #4084-6 p.m.Half-price well drinks and […]

Unique waterfront estate

22 Hilton Haven Road — $6,600,000

This rare, secluded waterfront estate with dockage just a 20-minute walk from Old Town, is offered for sale for the first time. There is more than 100 feet of water frontage on Garrison Bight with a boat lift. The compound is hidden at the end of the Hilton Haven Peninsula behind a motorized gate with a gatehouse. Ample parking exists […]

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