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Conch Republic the Musical!

Conch Republic, the Musical! opens tonight. #RESIST Special to Florida Weekly Celebrate Conch Republic Independence with the hysterical, historical, and mostly true tale of the birth of the Conch Republic! Don’t miss Fringe Theater’s latest version of Conch Republic, the Musical! which runs April 19-21 and 24-28 at The Studios of Key West. Don’t know the story of how the […]


Official Celebration of Key West’s secession from the United States and birth of the micro nation “The Conch Republic” returns April 21-30

ANYWHERE ELSE IN OUR great nation, it’s not uncommon to see the red, white and blue of Old Glory flapping over white picket fences that surround perfectly manicured lawns bordered by hedges of hydrangeas in blues and purples. Here at the end of the road, you’re far more likely to see our own brand of banner blowing amongst the palm […]

Drag Races offer hell on heels on Duval

If your upbringing was anything like mine or if you’ve seen the movie “Grease” (what hot-blooded woman doesn’t still have the hots for Danny Zuko?) you’ve seen a drag race or two. A hot chick with the scarf at the starting line, two badass dudes in souped-up hot rods trying to settle some inconsequential score and one high-speed race down […]


Joanne Martin and her Audubon House oasis

“On our right hand were the Florida Keys, which… rose to view as if by enchantment, clad in the richest livery of spring, each variety of color and hue rendered soft and delicate by a clear sky and a brilliant sun overhead. All was like a fairy scene; my heart leaped up in delight admiration.” ~ John James Audubon Joanne […]


On your marks, get set — moo!

Like most fantastically silly ideas, the inspiration behind the Cow Key Channel Bridge Run was sparked by the overconsumption of alcohol. While having a drink or 10 one humid July night, David L. Sloan — he of “Quit Your Job & Move to Key West” and “Roosters Are A**holes” fame, as well as a startling number of other books and […]

Taste of Key West – A benefit for AIDS Help

Boasting the best views of Key West’s legendarily stunning sunsets set to the dulcet tones of Cat Man belting opera to his myriad feline companions, Mallory Square may usurp Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville as the most popular site in Key West. Starting about an hour before the sun takes her daily siesta, the Square teems with vendors and performers of all […]

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Captain Outrageous in ‘That’s Outrageous!’ exhibit

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!,” a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explore his pop art style across several different mediums. The exhibit opens Friday, April 13, with a special reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, […]

The Vintners Dinner 2018 set for April 15

From the much-loved AIDS Help fundraiser, the Vintners Dinner, returns to Key West for one night only, April 15, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Casa Marina Hotel, 1500 Reynolds St. This immensely popular event is considered to be the official lead-in event to the April 24 famous Taste of Key West event, where both evenings for food and wine […]


Mira Stamenic aka ‘Mother Russia’

Although she was born in Belgrade, Serbia, Mira Stamenic is known lovingly to her friends as “Mother Russia.” “It’s because I take such good care of my friends,” she said with a thick Russian, er, Serbian accent. It’s actually not thick at all, but rather sexy, reminding me a little of Kristen Johnston’s “Ivana Humpalot” from “Austin Powers – The […]

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