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Protecting THE KEYS

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

The Florida Keys are an environmental marvel. This 120-mile-long archipelago of coral cays that stretches from Key Largo to Key West divides the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Gulf of Mexico to the west and even extends to the Marquesas and Dry Tortugas, uninhabited islands separated from the rest of the Florida Keys by the Boca Grande Channel. […]

Key West a hub for music fests

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

Say what you will about the Southernmost City — it’s a party town, it’s an arts town, it’s a hub for foodies. Key West also is home to some of the state’s top musical festivals, three of which are starting in the next few weeks. The pandemic looms large over virtually any gathering, so some of these events may be […]

KEY WEST SNAPS

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

22&Co504 Angela St.Open-6 p.m.2-for-1 beer, wine and well drinksManic Monday, 1/2 price all drinksall daywww.22andco.com Alonzo’s Oyster Bar700 Front St.4-7 p.m.1/2 price well drinks, beer,wines by the glasswww.alonzoysterbar.com Aqua711 Duval St.2-6 p.m.$5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beerswww.aquakeywest.com Bagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.1/2 price drinks, $5 tasting plateswww.Bagatellekeywest.com Bobby’s Monkey Bar900 Simonton St.Noon-8 p.m.$2.50 domestic beers$3 imports and well drinks BottleCap Lounge1128 […]

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

PERFORMANCES, SPECIAL EVENTS Coffee Butler Amphitheater — 21 E. Quay Road, Key West. Info: www.thekeywestamp.com. ¦ Earth Day Jam With That Hippie Band — 5 p.m. April 22. ¦ Mile 0 Fest — April 27. ¦ Old Dominion — 7 p.m. May 4. ¦ Key West Songwriters Festival — 10 a.m. May 5. ¦ Sammy Hagar & The Circle — […]

THE KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

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 while you hardly can walk a block down Duval Street without stumbling over an artisan peddling his crafts […]

1622 shipwreck Atocha’s story continues through artifacts

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

Karolina Calderwood and Carol Tedesco met recently at the Mel Fisher’s Treasures shop on Duval Street to examine and photograph two artifacts previously recovered from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha shipwreck: an unusual silver “piece of eight” treasure coin and a 43.72-carat rough jadeite stone. What makes these two particular pieces so noteworthy? “Almost all of the more than 150,000 […]

Butterfly biome designed to replenish zebra longwings

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is collaborating with the Lower Keys Zebra Longwing Project to replenish the Florida Keys population of the zebra longwing, which is the Florida State Butterfly. While once abundant in the Florida Keys, local populations of this species were substantially lost in Hurricane Irma in 2017. The garden has built a butterfly biome […]

Studios host poetry contest

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

In celebration of National Poetry Month, and Robert Frost (1874-1963), The Studios of Key West will host the Annual Children and Teen Poetry Contest this April. The contest is open to all Monroe County children & teens. Students are encouraged to submit poems (up to three per student) by May 4. Children ages 6-12 and teens ages 13-18 can mail […]

Sammy Hagar set to rock Coffee Butler Amphitheater

By Florida Weekly Staff | April 15, 2021

For the past year, the national music scene has been quiet. But it’s already returning with a roar, with music festivals and socially distanced shows filling Coffee Butler Amphitheater and other venues. And now Sammy Hagar plans to take the stage, bringing The Circle to Coffee Butler Amphitheater on May 23. For the better part of four decades, he has […]