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CELEBRATE KEY WEST’S SECESSION


HERE AT THE END OF THE ROAD, we believe that everyone should be free to let their freak flag fly. And we’ve taken that ethos quite literally, creating our own brand of banner that blows amongst the fronds bright blue fabric emblazoned with a burning yellow sun, a shining conch shell at its center. That image is the visual representation […]

Drivers, start your stilettos! Drag Races return to Duval



When we talk about drag racing, we know what you’re thinking: a hot chick with a 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 an abandoned stretch of highway. Well, in Key West you can take all of your preconceived drag race-related notions and toss […]

Afro Roots Fest to highlight Cuban rhythms in Key West


Audiences can celebrate world music with an emphasis on Cuban rhythms during the annual Afro Roots Fest showcase in Key West. Music and film events are planned Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20, in multiple venues around the Florida Keys island that lies just 90 miles from Havana. The cultural kaleidoscope is to begin at 9 p.m. Thursday with a kick-off […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

Celebrate Earth Day 2019 in Key West


With the global “Protect Our Species” theme for Earth Day 2019, it’s easy to participate in a variety of meaningful, memorable activities to “connect and protect” in the rich natural environment of the Florida Keys & Key West. Earth Day, now in its 49th year, is Monday, April 22, and there are multiple celebratory Earth Day–related eco-activities throughout the 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 […]

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Its namesake never saw it, but Audubon House still worth a look



It’s midway through the tour of Key West’s stunningly pretty Audubon House and Tropical Gardens that the truth comes out: John James Audubon — famed naturalist painter, whose lifelike paintings of bird portraits line the walls of the museum — never actually lived in the Audubon House. But don’t let this spoiler keep you from visiting; indeed, a visit to […]

Consul General of Spain presents ‘The Spanish Presence in Florida from 1512 to 1821’


The marriage in 1469 of Isabella, heir to the throne of Castile, and Ferdinand, King of Sicily and heir to the throne of Aragon, set the stage for both the unification of multiple Iberian Peninsula kingdoms and the birth of the Kingdom of Spain. The royals’ sponsorship of the 1492 voyage of Christopher Columbus, intended to establish a western route […]

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It’s Key West Fashion Week!


THIS JUST IN: MAYHEM IS ON A course to hit Key West, and you want to brace yourself because the impact will be staggering. Philanthropically, that is. Coming off the epic success of last year’s Blue Tarp Fashion Show, which raised more than $40,000 for the Sister Season Fund and Wesley House to aid victims of Hurricane Irma, the Mystick […]


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