FLORIDA & MARIJUANA

THE BASICS OF GETTING LEGAL CANNABIS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE




While to many this question seems shady, the reality is you live in Flori-da, a state that now legally allows use of medicinal cannabis. If your answer is yes, you may have some questions about how to get it. You are not alone. Since 71 percent of Floridians voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in 2016, and Amendment 2 […]

Tuning up for the Key West Barbershop Music Fest

BY LAURA RICHARDSON Florida Weekly Correspondent Thanks to movies like “Pitch Perfect” and TV shows like Fox’s “The Sing-Off,” a cappella music, once just a hobby for music-loving nerds with too much time on their hands, is cooler than ever. But way before Anna Kendrick ever picked up a red Solo cup and even before college a cappella groups started […]

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 you might […]

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Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South and Whitehead streets www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train  303 Front St. 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. […]

Larry for Fantasy Fest King



It is hard not to miss Larry Blackburn. I had heard about and even seen the infamous Blackburn many times before we were ever introduced. Towering over a crowd with a camera in hand is how I’ve always pictured him whenever his name came up in conversation. He seemed to me always larger than life, until I eventually got to […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Valerie Hines Grohol: Parrots and Eagles all the way


If you were to look at Valerie “Val” Hines Grohol’s Facebook page at some point on a Sunday evening, there’s a good chance you’ll see a post about the Philadelphia Eagles. Sunday also means Val will be watching the game one way or another, whether during a shift at Shots and Giggles or the Green Parrot, or from the comfort […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS 10th annual Remarcable Pumpkin Patch  Oct. 11, 9 a.m. MARC House 1401 Seminary St. www.marchouse.org Florida Keys SPCA Charity Happy Hour  Oct. 12, 5 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.com 2018 Stand up paddleboard invitational  Oct. 12, 4 p.m. Smathers Beach 2601 South Roosevelt Blvd. www.specialolympicsflorida.org Who’s Bad? The ultimate Michael Jackson experience  Oct. 14, 8 […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.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 Island Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well […]

Key West dancer and New Orleans pianist team up to light up the Studios of Key West stage


In 2013, New Orleans singer-songwriter/ pianist Keith Burnstein met Key West dancer/choreographer Kyla Piscopink. The duo decided that together, they had a story to tell. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, the two with light up The Studios of Key West stage with “Trueet,” a fresh creative compilation with a nod to classical jazz and back lounge R&B. “As I […]

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Fantasy Fest’s history of revelry, royalty and altruism

The Key West Art & Historical Society presents its third annual “A Royal Retrospective” exhibit Oct. 11-29 in the lobby of the Custom House Museum. A look back at decades of Key West Fantasy Fest revelry, royalty and altruism via memorabilia, keepsakes, photographs and posters, the exhibit is cocurated by Tennessee Williams Museum curator Dennis Beaver and Society curator Cori […]


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