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CHEERS…to the 11th annual Key West Food & Wine Festival

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

“ALL MEN ARE HUNGRY. THEY always have been. They must eat, and when they deny themselves the pleasure of carrying out that need, they are cutting off part of their possible fullness, their natural realization of life, whether they are poor or rich.” — M.F.K. Fisher, “How to Cook a Wolf” Key West will be heeding M.F.K. Fisher’s warning this […]

Float like a butterfly with Air Adventures

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

It’s an early morning and the sun ripens the day. Late spring rises, the remnants of an irate winter long dissipated. Plants and trees playfully twist and turn, a slight breeze moving through the neighborhood. A towering maple reaches for the white-flecked blue sky, its branches swaying melodically. Atop, double samara twitches, peers downwards and shuffles its propellers. Light shimmers […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

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 | January 23, 2020

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. […]

Coffee and Glorie at Coffee Plantation

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

But first, coffee. You know a girl can’t start her day off right without a strong cup of joe. Lucky for me, Key West is home to Coffee Plantation. Located at 713 Caroline St., Coffee Plantation is a coffee lover’s haven open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. […]

Key West Business Guild Mixer

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

The mission of the nonprofit Key West Business Guild is to promote LGBTQ+ travel to Key West, to promote gay-owned, gay-managed and gay-friendly businesses, and to strengthen the gay community’s position within the local Key West community by supporting relevant LGBTQ+ issues. Through its promotional efforts, the KWBG attracts about 250,000 LGBTQ+ visitors here each year, earning Key West its […]

Key West Art Center’s 60 Year Celebration

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

On Jan. 15, the Key West Art Center celebrated 60 years of providing a space for local artists to display and sell their works to collectors — including Tennessee Williams, who purchased the very first painting, a watercolor of his house on Duncan Street, when the collective opened its doors on Front Street.

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

SPECIAL EVENTS Cinematheque Series: “Waves”  Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St. www.tropiccinema.com Rat Pack Together Again  Jan. 23, doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Justin Willman: Magic for Humans  Jan. 24, shows at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Kristin Chenoweth  Jan. […]

“Single Occupancies” reimagines opera with intimate monologues that deliver

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

Earlier this month, Mark Campbell and Stephen Kitsakos teamed up to disrupt the art scene with “Single Occupancies,” a collection of contemporary opera theater monologues. Directed by Murphy Davis, Campbell’s “The Other Room” and Kitsakos “An Incident in Sutton Square” and “The Woman in Penthouse A” ran for two nights at The Studios of Key West. Cuban plots. Rising sea […]

Fifth annual Crooks Second Line set to party and march down Duval Street

By Florida Weekly Staff | January 23, 2020

On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Bahama Village Music Program presents the fifth annual Crooks Second Line party and procession, set to celebrate the lives of musicians, community leaders and friends loved and lost with a three-tiered event that begins with a Hog’s Breath Saloon parking lot party at noon, a parade down Duval led by Grand Marshal Bill Blue at […]