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Key West museums — have fun and learn something, too

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 […]


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Film Festival presents its biggest lineup yet

Key West Film Festival Director Michael Tuckman takes pride in pulling off an in-person meeting of the minds for cinephiles on the island in 2020. And he’s keeping some of the modifications made along the way. “Being all outdoors in 2020 — the only festival post-pandemic to happen entirely in person last year — opened our eyes to the amazing […]


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 […]

Custom House Museum showcases Keys artistry in wood

Key West Art & Historical Society wants to celebrate the works of Florida Keys artists. It will host a special reception from 5-7 pm. Nov. 19 to fete the works of Florida Keys artists featured in the “Gouges & Grain: Artists in Wood” exhibit at the Custom House Museum. As you might have guessed from the name of the exhibition, […]

Key West Art & Historical Society seeks vendors for holiday concert, bazaar

Food-crafters, artists, and alchemists of all imaginings are invited to show and sell their creations at the upcoming Holiday Concert & Bazaar, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. The outdoor annual spectacular, which features many of the Keys’ finest artisans, musicians and choirs, and a dazzling holiday light show, attracts […]

Key West Burlesque offers cheeky take on “Nutcracker”

Slip into your stockings and pull out your sugarplums for Key West Burlesque’s cheeky production of “Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker” on Dec. 15-17 to the Key West Theater. This naughty holiday two-act reverie, set to a combination of big band versions of various “Nutcracker” suites and classic holiday songs, features eight favorite local performers, four international burlesque superstars, […]

Symphony to perform music by Mussorgsky, Berlioz, Piazzola

Classical music aficionados can celebrate the South Florida Symphony’s 24th season by joining the landmark orchestra in Key West for three Masterworks Series concerts — a return to live performances following the 2020- 21 season of all-virtual concerts because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guided by award-winning conductor and Key West native Sebrina María Alfonso, the symphony is the only professional […]

Community Foundation seeks nominees for Unsung Heroes

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is accepting nominations for its 22nd annual Unsung Heroes Celebration, recognizing the efforts of volunteers. Every 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit or faith-based organization in the Florida Keys is invited to nominate a volunteer to be honored. The online nomination form is available at and the deadline is Dec. 15. Honorees will be recognized […]

Soul meets folk with The Wood Brothers

With their latest album, “Kingdom In My Mind,” the Wood Brothers continue to make music that is difficult to define, but easy to enjoy, melding together elements of folk, jazz, rock and blues into a sound that has grown quite distinctive and unique. They will present that sound Dec. 4 at the Key West Theater. To the group’s bassist, Chris […]

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