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By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 2019

THIS TIME OF YEAR, WE FEEL A LITTLE LIKE A broken record at the Florida Weekly Key West Edition. The truth is, it’s really difficult to write about summertime on the island without at least acknowledging that it is brutally, unbearably, blazing hot outside. But oppressively scorching as it may be, there is a certain unique beauty to be found […]

Parrothead Massacre battle for the birds

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 2019

In case you have somehow missed Key West’s rapid devolution into Margaritaville, U.S.A., allow us here at Florida Weekly to enlighten you — Jimmy Buffet is our Uncle Sam stand-in, “Margaritaville” serves as the “Conch Spangled Banner” and we now pledge allegiance to a garish Hawaiian shirt suspended from a bamboo flagpole. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But if […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 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 | July 18, 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. Sloppy […]

LOCAL FOCUS

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 2019

Life’s too short for boring hair. Just ask Key West hairstylist Courtney Howard — she knows a thing or two about spicing up a look. Howard graduated in 2009 from the Aveda Institute in Tampa and has been changing people’s lives ever since, by way of changing their hair. The blonde bombshell hated doing homework and knew that traditional schooling […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 2019

SPECIAL EVENTS Comedy Key West presents RC Smith  July 18-19, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Bottlecap 1128 Simonton St. www.comedykeywest.com Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba  July 19, 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St. www.tropiccinema.com Attack of the B’s: “The Day Time Ended”  July 20, 10:30 a.m. Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St. www.tropiccinema.com […]

Find inner peace at Bodhi Spa and Wellness

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 2019

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha Truer words have never been spoken. And if you’re on the path of relaxing the mind, awakening the spirit and engaging in a little self-love and affection, allow me to introduce you to Bodhi Spa and Wellness. Bodhi is Key West’s newest organic […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 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 […]

Surf’s up at Fort East Martello:

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 2019

On Saturday, July 27, pro surfer turned musician Donavon Frankenreiter will be back to send out his breezy, laid-back vibes and upbeat lyrics in a 7-9 p.m. performance at historic Fort East Martello (3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.). The show is part of Key West Art & Historical Society’s “Music at Martello Series,” a program established to promote the arts and […]

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 18, 2019

Olga Manosalvas is a polyglot, of sorts. Take a trip through her work and you’ll see that she speaks multiple languages through well-defined explorations, artistic styles and mediums. Her obra de mano, or handmade work, reveals her divergent paths, observations and tics. Olga’s work is a garrison of grotesques, saints, sinners and bawling babies. No one is left untouched — […]