Meeting of the MINDS

Parrot Heads flock back to Paradise


COME THE FIRST WEEK OF November, you would never believe that just a week prior Key West played host to one of the largest party weeks on the planet. Tutus have been fluffed and stored lovingly, wigs have been packaged with care, and most of the glitter has been dutifully scrubbed away (complete eradication of every scintilla of glitter is […]

Ottmar Liebert brings classical guitar to the Key West Theater



It’s not often that a multi-platinum, five-time Grammy Award-nominated musician journeys down to the Florida Keys, but thanks to the growing profile of the Key West Theater, a very lucky audience will get to experience just that on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Ottmar Liebert, whose musical style has been categorized as everything from nouveau flamenco to new age to jazz, will […]

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 Point The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key […]

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit www.keysarts.com/artist_ connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK: SALT Gallery830 Fleming St.Judi Bradford –The Sunny Side of the StreetOpening Reception – Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m. Key West Art andHistorical SocietyCustom House Museum281 Front St.The Navy in Key WestOngoingTennessee Williams,The Playwright and PainterOngoingwww.Kwahs.org The Historic Armory Studios600 White […]

LOCAL FOCUS

Maria Renna: Launching a second career in Key West


She has passed the bar exam in three states, has a CPA license and was a top executive for a major corporation, responsible for 275,000 employees and for the design of a human resources program from the ground up for an entire continent. Then, after retiring to Key West, she started a second career as a local businesswoman, buying a […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Super Hero Bike Ride Nov. 3, 6 p.m. Bayview Park 1320 Truman Ave. www.wesleyhouse.org Outdoor Movies: The Incredibles Nov. 3, at dusk
Bayview Park 1320 Truman Ave. www.kwoutdoormovies.com

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE


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 appetizerswww.alonzoysterbar.com Bagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.Half-price drinks$5 appetizerswww.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin918 Duval St.4:30-6:30 p.m.$7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St.Every day with live music 4-7 p.m.$3 well drinks, domestic beersand house wineswww.Bluemacawkeywest.com Boathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #4084-6 p.m.Half-price well drinks […]

The House of Wu



The House of Wu is an exotic dream come true. It feels far away, as if it should be tucked into an alley in a city like San Francisco or New York City. From the outside the windows are blacked out; nobody can see in, so it’s like you and the other diners are sharing a little secret. Inside, there’s […]

SALT Gallery presents ‘Sunny Side of the Street’


For the month of November, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.) will feature “Sunny Side of the Street,” a new collection of light and loose ink drawings by local artist Judi Bradford. To celebrate the opening of the show, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Judi’s lively and playful ink […]


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