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Waterfront Playhouse presents Joan Didion play

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 01, 2020

The award-winning Waterfront Playhouse will present Joan Didion’s “The Year of Magical Thinking” for two performances only, on Sept. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. Didion is an American writer who engaged audiences in the realities of the counterculture of the 1960s and the Hollywood lifestyle. “The Year of Magical Thinking,” starring Leslie Greene, is a one-woman show that recounts […]

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

FOR ALMOST 200 YEARS, WANNABE comedians have been asking why the chicken crossed the road. But in Key West, chickens don’t just cross roads. They congregate on one-way streets in groups, mamas stopping traffic for their fuzzy little chicklets. They roost in the trees and perch on bike handles. They casually wander into bars and restaurants. And they crow at […]

Key West’s culinary triple threat

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

Many visitors to Key West arrive seeking nothing more than an umbrella drink and sand beneath their toes. But even the thirstiest of tourists has to eat. And though the island’s restaurant scene is frequently overshadowed by Duval Street and its association with wild spring breakers and boozy bachelorette bashes, the last decade has seen a not-soquiet blossoming of Key […]

THE DISH: Highlights from local menus

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

The Dish: Chicken salad The Place: Blue Heaven, 729 Thomas St., Key West. 305-296- 0218 or www.blueheavenkw.com. The Price: $13.50 The Details: A visit to Blue Heaven is as much about the ambience as it is about the food. I remember chickens and cats scurrying across the dining space the first time I visited 25 years ago or so. I […]

Bahama Village sign gets a refresh

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

The Bahama Village sign received a refresh by the city of Key West and was reinstalled early in August. The village, named for the Bahamian and Caribbean people who initially settled in the neighborhood, runs from Whitehead to Fort streets and from Petronia to Louisa streets.

Folks turn out for lobster mini season

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

Folks turned out for the two-day mini season for Florida lobsters, July 29-30. The regular season began Aug. 6 and continues through March 31.

Cultivating kindness

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden has been rocked. The education team has hidden painted rocks throughout the garden. Painted rocks, like this one painted and donated by Paige Hall, help spread kindness, share and connect with the Keys community, the garden says. To see more painted rocks, visit the Instagram page @KeyWestGarden.

KEY WEST SNAPS

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

Boating at night

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

Eventually, by choice or not, most boaters find themselves out on the water at night. Whether the day got away from you, or because of a breakdown, or if you just feel ready for a new challenge, being prepared is key. There’s some gear you need to have aboard and some safety practices to deploy, but you can handle this. […]

Places to see fine art and meet fine artists like a local

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 20, 2020

Key West is an artist’s utopia. Vibrant colors, stunning landscapes, dynamic wildlife and a culture that embraces art in all its incarnations are just a few of the infinite reasons why creators of all types flock to the island seeking inspiration. And though you can hardly walk a block down Duval Street without stumbling over an artisan peddling crafts streetside, […]