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IF EVER A COLOR COULD PERSONIFY A location so appropriately, blue would be the most befitting for Key West. Cloudless blue skies on beautiful breezy days; the endless blue ocean stretching in every direction as far as the eye can see; and, in the weeks and months after being struck by Hurricane Irma, the shine of blue tarps on roofs […]

Key West Authors’ Book Fair on tap

Anyone who’s paid $25 for a cheeseburger on Duval Street lately knows that Key West is an expensive town. Quitting your job at the snow shovel factory up north and moving to paradise sounds great until you factor in our tiny island’s exorbitant cost of living and the fact that, other than those ubiquitous jobs in hospitality and food service, […]


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 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 […]


Introducing Justin Cline

When you first meet him, he may introduce himself as Justin, but to his friends and locals he is known as Durty, a nickname that he got as a teenager for a reason that he says is “top secret.” “I’ll never tell,” he half jokes when asked how he got the nickname in the first place. “Otherwise it will lose […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Night of the Living  Feb. 22, 23 and 27, 7 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. Jefferson Starship  Feb. 22, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. Tennessee Williams Birthday  Celebration  Feb. 28, 6 p.m. Tennessee Williams Museum 513 Truman Ave. The Habana Boys  Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Tennessee Williams Theater 5901 […]


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 […]

Explore ‘Porter and the Pirates’ with maritime historian

On Saturday, Feb. 24, maritime historian and Key West Art & Historical Society curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., will lead the second in a series of three historically illuminating 90-minute seafaring excursions presented by the society in partnership with Hindu Charters. Passengers aboard the beautifully restored 79-foot wooden sailing schooner Hindu can enjoy mimosas or nonalcoholic beverages and salt spray as […]

Michael McDonald at the new Sunset Green Event Lawn

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald will perform at the new Sunset Green Event Lawn at 24 North Hotel on Feb. 28. One of the world’s most distinctive singing voices, Michael McDonald is often imitated but never duplicated (although Justin Timberlake has come close on “The Tonight Show” to comedic effect, as has actor John Viener […]


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK The Key West Gallery 601 Duval St. Thomas Arvid Feb. 22, 23 and 24 Thomas will paint live in the gallery and will host several special events including a wine pairing dinner at Prime Steakhouse and a wine tasting […]

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