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‘Tis the season to Bless Up, as DJ Khaled would say. We want to know: What are you most thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches? Vote below, and we’ll share *the official* results tomorrow. ✍️

*|SURVEY: Gloria Estefan|*

*|SURVEY: Rice and beans|*

*|SURVEY: Not having to commute|*

*|SURVEY: Black Friday|*

*|SURVEY: Family & Friends|*

*|SURVEY: Mi Burrito Sabanero time|*

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Heavy stuff. Miami Seaquarium orca Lolita has long been a cause for the “Free the Whales” camp, but many killer whale experts argue that her release into the wild or a sanctuary after 47 years in captivity could be disastrous. Still, some think it’s worth trying to give Lolita a better life. (Miami Herald)

Travel on us. Execs at Visit Florida, our state’s tourism promotion agency, have spent some serious cash traveling around the world to promote Florida. Over the past 14 months, $150,000 of taxpayer money sent four execs jet-setting to Sao Paulo, Reykjavik and beyond. (Miami Herald)

Say cheese! A six-foot American crocodile was spotted in the surf of Hollywood Beach yesterday. It was a surprise for beachgoers who — of course — posed for selfies with the croc. (CBS Local)

Warm up your appetite with a family fun 5K & 10K run/walk at the Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami presented by Publix! Register Now. Learn More ».
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Thumbs up. Plans for North Miami’s Chinatown district were approved by the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency. The plans include vertical gardens, an open-air canopy and a pagoda gazebo inspired by China’s Han dynasty. (Curbed Miami)

¿Cómo se dice, “earworm”? “Despacito” was named Song of the Year at the Latin Grammy’s last week, so what comes next? WLRN interviewed Louie Perez of Los Lobos, famous for their 1987 hit “La Bamba,” to get an idea of what Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee can expect after having a huge Spanish hit in the States.

PAMM + Frost Science + free performances to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge. Free, RSVP now. Learn More ».
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Things to do

Check out this event from our advertiser, Sweat Records.

💜 Record Store Day Black Friday at Sweat! Vinyl fiends rejoice! Doors open at 8am for the #RSDBF exclusive releases that only indie stores can order. Bonus sales run all weekend!


🎨 12/2: LUSH at Fancy Nasty Studios

Miami's Most Diverse Open Mic! An Eclectic Mix of Live Performances!! "The Black Friday Show" Special Guest Performances!! Learn More ».
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Were the City of Miami District 3 commissioners on your ballot? From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, you can head to the polls to #votelikeyoulivehere in the runoff between Joe Carollo and Alfonso “Alfie” Leon. Find your polling station here. 🙌

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