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PARTY! LIKE A LOCAL 2019

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

HERE AT THE FLORIDA WEEKLY, WE SURE DO GET AROUND. The island, that is. Need a comprehensive happy hour guide? We’ve got your (pickle) back. Looking for indoor activities to waste away a rare rainy day? We’ve got museums, theaters and attractions enough for a storm of monsoon proportions. In short, over the past three years we’ve covered every square […]

It’s all fun and games for Comedy Key West

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

Key West is a silly little town. We exist in a weird limbo that is part paradise, part performance art. Spend a little time on our sun-dappled streets and you’ll start to understand why the nickname Key Weird has stuck around for decades. Clichés abound in our Southernmost town: we’ve got sequin-sporting drag queens sharing rainbow crosswalks with Navy pilots […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask locals about their favorite spots or stroll through quiet neighborhoods and 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

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

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 continential 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. […]

Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Bob Bernreuter presents ‘A History of the Basilica St. Mary Star of the Sea’

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, from 6 to 7 p.m., Key West Art & Historical Society presents Bob Bernreuter, who will discuss “A History of the Basilica St. Mary Star of the Sea,” at the Custom House Museum (281 Front St.). Bernreuter will explore how small seeds of faith planted by 16th century missionaries on a small island in a new […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

SPECIAL EVENTS Films That Changed Film: Terry Gilliam’s “Don Quixote” Journey May 23, 6 p.m. Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St. www.tropiccinema.com Comedy Key West presents Michael Panzeca May 23-24, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Bottlecap 1128 Simonton St. www.comedykeywest.com David Crosby & Friends: Sky Trails Tour 2019 May 24, doors open at 7 p.m., show at […]

It’s ‘Prime Time’ at The Studios of Key West

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

Goofy, groovy and sometimes great, television variety shows of the 1960s and ’70s were a keystone of American culture, entertaining millions as families tuned in around the TV set each night. It’s against this backdrop that American television producer and writer Blake Hunter and Broadway veteran Charles Lindberg have set “Prime Time,” a musical that premiered May 22 at The […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

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 GALLERY GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

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. www.saltislandprovisions.com 305-517-6088 Lucy Paige: Waterlines & Whimsy Ongoing through May Key West Art and Historical Society Custom House 281 Front St. www.kwahs.org You Don’t Know Dick: The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson […]

KEY WEST CUISINE

By Florida Weekly Staff | May 23, 2019

Early mornings usually start right around noon for Olivia Binek, an island transplant from Poland who bartended her way to her current, modern day girl boss status. Her food truck The Raw Machine is open six days a week and she works the graveyard shift at a local bar three days a week, which leaves little time for anything else. […]