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10 DAYS OF FANTASY

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

THE MULTIPLE NEWS RELEASES HAVE been published and scrutinized. The organizers want you to know that Fantasy Fest indeed is still happening. Modifications included, but still happening! No famous Zombie Bike Ride. But bring your finest Dia de Muertos and Walking Dead garb. There will be no marquee Saturday night float extravaganza. But there will be a miniature version complete […]

Brian Wilson film to open 10th annual fest

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

Count on tradition this year at the Key West Film Festival. The festival plans to open, as always, with a music-themed film, screened under the stars. This year, the festival will do a little California dreaming with “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, which will screen Nov. 17 at Coffee Butler Amphitheater. This film takes a trip with songwriter, producer and […]

Nonprofits to benefit from COAST tickets sold in October

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

Planning to attend the COAST Is Clear Music & Arts Festival? Buy your tickets in October and know that the purchase benefits one of 10 Florida Keys nonprofits. Set for 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and co-produced and presented by Key West Art & Historical Society and COAST Projects, family-friendly festival will feature an entertainment lineup of world-class talent […]

G. Love to play concert at Fort East Martello fete

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

The parade grounds at Fort East Martello have been renovated. The Key West Art & Historical Society says that’s reason for a celebration. A private ribbon-cutting will be held, followed by a concert at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. featuring G. Love, with Chuck Treece. That free concert stars acclaimed hiphop blues singer and guitarist Garrett Dutton, known to most […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. It’s a fun place to party. But 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 […]

Key West museums — have fun and learn something, too

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

Key West’s subtropical climate means the island is typically blanketed in a viscous humidity that makes a short walk to the mailbox feel like wading through tapioca pudding. Luckily, Key West is chock full of fascinating museums where both kids and adults can attempt to stave off the cognitive slump that begins to take hold when the temperature hits 88 […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

Send happy hour info to Editor Scott Simmons at ssimmons@floridaweekly.com. 22&Co 504 Angela St. Open-6 p.m. 2-for-1 beer, wine, and well drinks Manic Monday, 1/2 price all drinks all-day www.22andco.com Alonzo’s Oyster Bar 700 Front St. 4-7 p.m. 1/2 price well drinks, beer, wines by the glass www.alonzoysterbar.com Aqua 711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers […]

A sense of renewal

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

Coming out of the pandemic, there seems to be a real sense of renewal happening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band — which when fully deployed includes 12 members. For the second straight year, the group had to postpone “Wheels of Soul,” their annual summer festival-styled tour because of uncertainties over what venues would be open and at what capacities this […]

THE KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

Key West is an artist’s utopia. Here’s a look at local galleries: 7 Artists & Friends The combination of a supportive arts community and inspirational tropical setting combine to make Key West ideal for nurturing creativity. 7 Artists & Friends (213 Simonton St.; 305-294-8444) began as a co-operative art gallery run by seven of the island’s most respected artists, each […]

Offshore World Championships to test powerboat racers’ skills

By Florida Weekly Staff | October 14, 2021

High-speed action and high-level competition are to keep spectators’ adrenaline pumping at the Race World Offshore Key West World Championships, set for Sunday through Sunday, Nov. 7-14, in the waters surrounding the island city. The 40th annual world championships are to feature boats raced by leading American and international teams, providing a season-ending test of skill for both American Power […]