I F YOUR MUSIC KNOWLEDGE is limited to the autotuned rubbish streamed on your local airwaves, chances are you’ve never heard of Red Dirt music. Born in Stillwater, Okla. and so named for the color of the soil found there, Red Dirt is a rebellious, boot stompin’, guitar pickin’, impossible to define mix of blues, folk, country, rock, bluegrass and […]

Pottery and photography soothe at Shade and Shutter

Serenity is in woefully short supply these days. Between the talking heads barking from our boob tubes and the constant stream of information and misinformation in our news feeds, the quest for peace and quiet can sometimes be more stressful than the onslaught we’re trying so desperately to escape. The collective need for safe, tranquil spaces is why places like […]


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 […]


Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South and Whitehead streets 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 The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. […]

Comedy Key West presents Erin Jackson at the Bottlecap

On Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1, Comedy Key West presents stand-up comedian Erin Jackson, who will be performing with Key West locals at Bottlecap, located at 1128 Simonton St. Armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Ms. Jackson is poised to conquer the world of stand-up. In fact, she’d probably be a superstar by […]

Solar Eclipse 2019: Travel to totality in Argentina

Witnessing a solar eclipse in totality is truly a rare and awe-inspiring experience. The 2019 solar eclipse will happen on July 2, 2019 and the line of totality will occur in a limited area through Chile and Argentina. The TREE Institute is offering a once in a lifetime trip to experience totality in the Argentine slopes of the Andes, a […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Comedy Key West Presents  Erin Jackson  Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Bottlecap 1128 Simonton St. Visions of Cuba Contemporary Cuban Art Exhibit Opening Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. Gato Cigar Factory 1100 Simonton St. Island Greater Goods Market  Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lost Kitchen Supper Club 6810 […]


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 Eats and Bar 804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well […]

Civil War Heritage Days bring history to life

Do you have plans next weekend? If not, you’ll want to clear your schedule from Friday to Sunday, Feb. 1-3 for the War Heritage Days celebration at Fort Zachary Taylor. Now in its 33rd year, Civil War Heritage Days is one of the unique annual events in Key West. That’s saying a lot on an island as extraordinary as this. […]


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