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Nightlife on the Treasure Coast may as well be called nightdead because there really isn't any! That said, Stuart and Jensen Beach offer the closest thing to nightlife in the region; local restaurants serve as the centers of after-dark happenings. "Night" ends pretty early here, even on weekends.

Fiji, at Arthur's Dockside Waterfront, is a happening, splashy spot, especially around happy hour, which seems to start earlier than most. The bar at the Black Marlin is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. No list of Jensen nightlife would be complete without mention of Conchy Joe's Seafood, one of the region's most active spots. Inside, locals chug beer and watch a large-screen TV, while outside on the waterfront patio, live bands perform a few nights a week for a raucous crowd of dancers. Happy hours, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6pm, draw large crowds.

The centerpiece of Stuart's slowly expanding cultural offerings is the restored Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave. (tel. 772/286-7827; www.lyrictheatre.com). This beautiful 1920s-era theater hosts a variety of shows, readings, concerts, and films throughout the year.

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