As Gloria Estefan puts it out there, the sweet-as-sugar-cane rhythm of the island promises to get that booty in a lather and stoke the fires of desire during a coast-to-coast conga line kicking off tonight in Margaritaville. Organized by the Cuban American Heritage Festival, the event celebrates Cubas historical and cultural ties with Key West, which date back to 1868 when thousands of Cuban émigrés made it their home in the wake of a war of independence with Spain. Ever since, the tantalizing aroma of café con leche has been as much a part of the Conch Republics lore as a cheeseburger in paradise.
Get your pelvis twitching along with those of thousands of other revelers as you conga the length of Key Wests Duval Street from the shores of the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. The hip-swaying begins at 7:00 at the Southernmost House and winds over to El Meson de Pepe, where the hootenanny continues until the roosters crow in Havana ... or the dogs give out. Call 305-295-9665, or visit www.cubanfest.com.
Fri., June 16