MYSTERY FEST KEY WEST

blows into town June 22-24


“IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY night…” OK, so maybe “dark and stormy” isn’t the most accurate way to describe sunny and vibrant Key West, but that doesn’t mean the island doesn’t have its fair share of darkness in its past — consider the nickname “Bone Island,” bestowed upon Key West by Spanish settlers in reference to the Calusa Indian […]

Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins, this year’s Mystery Fest Key West keynote speaker


Ace Atkins, the multi-award winning, New York Times bestselling author of 21 novels, headlines the fifth annual Mystery Fest Key West. The gathering of bestselling mystery authors, true crime experts and the readers who love them takes place June 22-24. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk mysteries with Atkins. In the meantime, the author answered a few […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

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 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 […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

John Hubbard has what it takes to make you laugh


Personality. If you’re a bartender it helps to have one — but not all bartenders’ personalities are created equal. Some are quiet and reserved. Others, like the larger-than-life John Hubbard, can be heard from a mile away. There’s no reservation here. He is definitely not shy. When you walk into the bar where he works, there’s a good chance you’ll […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS FIFA World Cup  June 21, 8 p.m. Jarod Isaman and Friends Live June 21, 10 p.m. Mary Ellen’s bar 420 Appelrouth Lane Sunday Music with DJ Mira  June 24, 9 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.com Key West Summer Stage  The Gin Game June 26-27, 7 p.m. The Woman’s Club 319 Duval St. www.redbarntheatre.com Robert Albury  […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

  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 www.alonzoysterbar.y com Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers www.aquakeywest.com Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers www.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu www.blackfinbistro.com Blue Macaw […]

LOCAL FOCUS

Natalia Duke: the yogi behind the bullhorn


By all accounts, Key West is an escapist’s dream. Palm trees, frozen drinks and a gentle year-round breeze tend to render the average person blissfully avoidant of the litany of horrors happening around the world. But no one would ever accuse Key West of being populated by “average” people. And though it’s true that we exist at the margins of […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

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 Gallery  830 Fleming St. Elena Jones-Mini  Key West Abstracts  Abstracts painted onto historic reclaimed metal shingles Through June www.saltislandprovisions.com 305-517-6088 Key West Art and Historical Society  Custom House 281 Front St. That’s Outrageous – The work  of Captain […]


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