Upcoming performances you don’t want to miss

Among the Pantheon of American literary heroes, Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway shared more than their linguistic differences would belie. The hyper-masculine, hyper-literal Hemingway and the flowery, effete Williams could not have been further apart on the literary spectrum, but the two were both enamored of one very special locale — Key West. Vacation in the Southernmost town and both authors’ […]

Going to the movies is still a holiday tradition

The weeks between Thanksgiving and Jan. 2 are a strange twilight period that, you could argue, resembles a movie. The public suspends disbelief for a month-long holiday haze filled with alternately hectic schedules and lazy in-between times with family and friends mixed with deep-seeded childhood nostalgia and traditions that give everything a heightened sense of meaning, expectation, and emotion. Maybe […]

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 you […]

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. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key […]

‘Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker’ on stage at Key West Theater for three nights only

Fort Lauderdale-based performer extraordinaire Miss Jenna Beth is set to portray the Snow Queen and a French Martini — complete with a bath-in-a-martini-glass — in Key West Burlesque’s outrageously cheeky production of “Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker.” The show runs for three nights only, Dec. 14-16, at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. This naughty holiday two-act reverie for […]


Into the Blue Heaven with Peter Geary

“Peter is one of the fastest and most efficient bartenders I’ve ever seen,” an admiring waitress tells me about her coworker Peter Geary at the Blue Heaven in the heart of Bahama Village. “He’s professional and animated, humorous and entertaining, like organized chaos. You should see him make a latté — oh my goodness.” Organized chaos would be one way […]


SPECIAL EVENTS It’s Star Wars Day at Mary Ellen’s For The Last Jedi Movie 11 a.m. Dec. 14 to 4 a.m. Dec. 15 Mary Ellen’s Bar 420 Appelrouth Lane It’s QM34’s Birthday Dec. 14, 7-10 p.m. Mary Ellen’s Bar 420 Appelrouth Lane Sugar Rum Cherry: A Nutcracker Burlesque Dec. 14-16, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. Tickets […]

All on Board: Holiday Historic Inn Tour set

This Friday, Dec. 15, from 6-8 p.m., the annual Holiday Historic Inn Tour offers an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to immerse in the beautiful architecture and unique history of some of Key West’s most charming inns, along with a magical butterfly wonderland, while enjoying the island’s warm tropical holiday ambience and making merry with tasty holiday treats and […]


Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well […]


Ross Brown: One-man band

When you are watching a musician in Key West doing his or her their thing on stage and being pretty awesome at it, it makes you wonder how he or she even got there in the first place. Each one has tremendous talent, but they also have a sound and style that is unique to their life experiences. Like Ross […]

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