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The 37th annual Key West Super Boat World Championships race into town

IF YOU’RE TRAVELING TO KEY WEST ANYTIME over the next week, I hope you’ve packed earplugs and a love for boats that go really, really fast. During the Super Boat International, the telltale whine of speedboat engines echoes around the island like a tiny, intra-aural helicopter buzzing incessantly in your ear. And for those watching up close, the boats emit […]

The Key West Theater kicks off an exciting 2017 season

Marshall Tucker Band. Citizen Cope. Lee Ann Womack. These are just a handful of the über famous musicians who have diverted their tours and maneuvered their gargantuan buses all the way down U.S. 1 to play for our tiny island. For that, we have the ever-growing Key West Theater to thank — a multipurpose, not-for-profit, cultural outfit whose yearly offerings […]

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 […]

The Key West High School Variety Show at the Key West Theater

On Nov. 10 at the Key West theater, members of the student-run Drama Club from Key West High School will perform a variety show for all ages, packed with musical numbers, original songs and scenes, and even stand-up comedy. The High School Variety Show is a fundraiser for the Key West High School musical, which will also be performed at […]


Matthew Sheehan: The man, the myth, the laugh

Let’s forget the formalities and call Matthew Sheehan “Matt” from the get go, because he really is your quintessential friendly neighborhood bartender. Meet Matt. Matt is always happy. Matt is always smiling. He rarely ever looks angry or upset and he has one of the most contagious, engaging and lovable laughs on the island. When he lets one loose it […]


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 Sideof the StreetOngoing through November Key West Art and HistoricalSocietyCustom House Museum281 Front St.The Navy in Key WestOngoingTennessee Williams,The Playwright and PainterOngoingwww.Kwahs.org The Historic Armory Studios600 White St.Paintings by Michael J. […]


SPECIAL EVENTS 58th annual Home Tour-Kick offpartyNov. 9, 5-8 p.m.Oldest House and Gardens322 Duval St. Key West High School VarietyShowNov. 10, 7 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.www.thekeywesttheater.com Citizen CopeNov. 13-14, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.www.thekeywesttheater.com The Australian Bee GeesNov. 15, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.www.thekeywesttheater.com COMEDY Comedy Open Mike NightMondays, 9 p.m.Mary Ellen’s Bar and […]


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 […]


B-Man and mi-Shell: Happiness and music

There is no band more dynamic or more intimate than a husband and wife duo. They spend half of their lives entertaining each other and spend the other half entertaining their audiences, together. They eat, sleep and get up on stage together and both sides of their relationship are dependent on the other, but Brian Fields and Michelle Tafoya make […]

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