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The gypsy artist Kristen McNamara


Kristen McNamara was born in Templeton, Calif., where she lived for two years until her mother got a job at Howell Mountain in Napa. They were there for seven years. “There was 21 acres,” she recalls. “It was not great then, but now there are grapes planted and you can ride horses. I used to sell chicken eggs on the […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

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 […]

Custom House celebrates Richard ‘Dick’ Matson’s lesser-known works


Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the work of painter Richard Peter Matson in “You Don’t Know Dick: The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson,” which opens with a reception on Friday, April 19, from 6 -7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum (281 Front St.). The exhibit will reveal a collection of his […]

Amanda Johnson: The comeback kid of Key West art galleries


Despite not owning a TV, Amanda Johnson distinctively remembers a line from “True Detective,” one of the most stylistically rich television series of the past decade: “Time is a flat circle.” It’s a concept that remains doubly true as the Amanda Johnson Gallery returns to its home just off central Duval Street. 518 Fleming St. holds more than Johnson’s en […]

THEATER

Things get steamy at Waterfront Playhouse

The Waterfront Playhouse presents “Sex With Strangers” April 11-27. The opening-night performance will be followed by an afterparty in the garden opposite the theater. Written by Laura Eason (“House of Cards”) and directed by Patrick New (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Under the Hunter’s Moon”), “Sex with Strangers” tells the story of Olivia, an attractive, talented and under-appreciated writer […]

THEATER

Vaudeville inspires a grand gala to benefit the Key West Theater

The Key West Theater hosts a vaudeville-themed fundraising extravaganza on Friday, April 12. In the early 1900s, vaudeville theater was a mix of all things entertainment: song, dance, comedy, magic, acrobatics and much more. The fine folks over at the Key West Theater want to reintroduce the public to all that is under the theater’s roof while showcasing many forms […]

Four exhibitions during April at The Studios of Key West


Four new exhibitions opened at The Studios of Key West during the First Thursday event on April 4. There are portraits of Key West community members painted by Artist-in-Residence Brenda Zlamany. There’s the Lemonade Stand Gallery’s ever-popular Small Works Show. And there are mixedmedia work by Lisa Esposito and palm tree sculptures by Kerry Hoeppner. Everything remains on display through […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

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 […]

Lemonade Stand Gallery’s Small Works Show: Small works live large


The rules are simple: The work must be original and cannot exceed 10 inches in any direction. Showcasing art that is imaginative, diminutive and completely unique, the Small Works Show, curated by Lemonade Stand Gallery, opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at The Studios of Key West. More than 170 works will be on view in […]

Norbert Szilagyi returns to art scene at SALT


After a long hiatus from the art world, beloved Key West folk artist Norbert Szilagyi makes his triumphant return to the gallery scene this month. Through April, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.) showcases “Folk on the Border,” a new collection of Szilagyi’s vivid acrylic paintings. An opening reception will take place at the gallery from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4. […]


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