NYE IN KEY WEST… ARE YOU READY!



NEW YORK CITY HAS THE ICONIC BALL drop in Times Square, Berlin hosts a days-long music festival, just about every city across the world stages a staggering, never-ending fireworks display and Key West… well, Key West has all of that and then some for anyone looking engage in a bit of reckless depravity before the calendar reads Jan. 1 and […]

The (sunshine) state of our birds



Once upon a time in Florida — the time when Hamilton Disston bought 4 million acres of Everglades wetlands for 25 cents per acre and tried to drain them, and Henry Flagler began building railroads along the southern peninsula’s Atlantic coast — a Gulf Coast traveler reported seeing a burrowing owl colony three miles long, inhabited by several hundred pairs […]

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 […]

MAP IT OUT

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. […]

JJ Grey returns to Key West with full band, JJ Grey & Mofro


Rams Head Promotions hosts JJ Grey & Mofro at Sunset Green Event Lawn on Friday, Dec. 29, as part of Grey’s New Year’s Eve tour. From the days of playing greasy juke joints to headlining major festivals, Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience […]

Key West Home Tours reveal island’s architecture, heritage and style


For visitors who wonder how Key West residents live — and what lies behind their houses’ white picket fences, striking facades and gleaming front doors — home tours scheduled for December, January, February and March offer a rare chance to find out. The tours are presented by the notfor profit Old Island Restoration Foundation and display both Key West’s unique […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Terri White ‘On Broadway’  Dec. 27-31, 7 p.m. Little Room Jazz Club 821 Duval St. Tickets available at www.fringetheater.org Key West Home Tours  Dec. 28-29, 3-6 p.m. Various locations www.keywesthometours.com Backroom Burlesque  8 p.m. Dec. 28, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 29 Backroom at Sidebar 504 Angela St. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com or by calling 305-294-0555 JJ Grey & […]

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 […]

Fringe Theater presents Obie winner Terri White ‘On Broadway’

MUSIC SCENE

Like most folks who move to Key West, Terri White has a history. Hers just happens to be on Broadway. It’s an Obie-Award-winner-Broadway-hoofer kind of history. “We say it all the time,” says Fringe President Janet Bengel, “We are just so blessed to have so much talent here in Key West. And that is especially true with Terri White.” Raised […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK


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