Kinetic Sculpture Parade gears up

STROLL DOWN DUVAL STREET THIS Saturday afternoon and you may feel like you’ve entered the Grinch’s worst Christmas morning nightmare. The street will teem with tingling jing-tinglers, floofloobers a-blowing, banging tar-tinkers and beating trum-tookas aplenty. But no, we’re not in Whoville and you’re not hallucinating. This crazy collection of colorful creations is the Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade, a moving display […]

The Studios of Key West harnessing island’s creative energy

Imagine, if you will, this all-too-familiar scenario: you’re on vacation having the time of your life, accumulating dozens of tiny drink umbrellas to add to your impressive collection and it’s not until you get to the airport and scope out the insanely depressing last-minute knick-knack shop that you realize dangit! you completely forgot to pick up something to remember your […]


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 nine 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 […]


Michael Geida talks Key West history

Some folks come to Key West for the bars, the beaches, the music or the food, but others like, Michael Gieda, come for the history. He took one look at the islands, “fell head over heels in love with the Florida Keys” and promptly made the move down from Trucksville, Pa., along with his wife, their two children and their […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “Cry it Out”  May 3, 4 and 5, 8 p.m. The Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St. “The Legend of Georgia McBride”  May 3, 4, 5 and 9, 8 p.m. The Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall St. “Legally Blonde, Jr.”  May 4, 5, 6, 7 p.m. May 5, 2 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. […]


  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 Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers 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 […]

It’s anything but a drag at the Waterfront Playhouse

Poor Casey. He’s just been fired from his job as an Elvis impersonator in a dive bar in the panhandle of Florida. But wait! There’s more… his wife is pregnant, the rent is due and unpaid bills are piling up. What’s a young dude to do? What else but trade in his Elvis jumpsuit for a sparkly dress, lip-sync some […]


The gypsy artist Kristen McNamara

Kristen was born in Templeton, Calif., where she lived for two years until her mother got a job in Napa, California at Howell Mountain. “I was there for seven years. There was 21 acres. It was not great then but now there are grapes planted and you can ride horses. I used to sell chicken eggs on the corner to […]


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