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This guy is all of us at the start of Miami Art Week (Credit: Edgar Woo / The New Tropic)

OUR BASEL BIBLE HAS DROPPED.

We sifted through all 3,485,385 e-mails, Facebook messages, and pieces of snail mail we received to put together our event guide for Miami Art Week. It’s a mix of art, music, and parties that celebrate Miami and offer something uniquely local, and we hope it will help you make the most of Miami’s most epic cultural week of the year.

We also hit up leading local art lovers Alex Mitow, director and founder of Superfine! Art Fair, and Dejha Carrington, vice president of external relations at the National YoungArts Foundation, to hear what they’re most excited about this week. Peep their recommendations and their tips for how to tackle the week.

With all these amazing events comes not-so-amazing traffic. Fortunately, we’ve also got 11 tips for avoiding the traffic hell that is Miami Art Week.

You can find all of this all week long in our Basel Bible. Bookmark it, use it, love it.

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Knight Arts Challenge announced 43 projects it will fund with $2.5 million last night at its 10th anniversary party. We were thrilled to see so many rad projects from folks in the New Tropic fam on the list, and we’re excited to let you know that our team will be working with our friend Dejha Carrington to bring you a winning idea. Commissioner is a quarterly subscription, storytelling and event series that commissions local artists and aims to inspire a new generation of Miami collectors. Sound cool? Get more intel here.

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WHAT'S NEW IN THE 305

Big man on campus. Megadeveloper and art collector Jorge Pérez has big plans for the Miami art scene. He sketched it all out for Indulge as we head into Miami Art Week, including what pieces he has his eye on in the future.

Womp womp. Credit rating agency Moody’s says that it could start downgrading the credit ratings of U.S. states and cities that aren’t preparing for the impact of climate change. Why does that matter to us? Because we’re among the most vulnerable cities in the U.S. when it comes to climate change and these ratings help determine the interest rates on bonds that states and cities take out to fund big infrastructure projects. Higher interest rates could drive up the costs on everything from road construction to water infrastructure improvements. (The Real Deal)

Ay dios mio. A few days after Fidel Castro’s death last year, Internet star Salt Bae posted a picture to his Insta of him impersonating the late dictator. Now he’s about to open a restaurant in Brickell, and that photo, which someone recently resurfaced, is not going over well. (Miami.com)

We’re #1! We all know the daily hell that is driving on I-95, but here’s a super fun fact: the Miami-Dade County stretch of the highway is the deadliest on the whole East Coast. More people died in accidents there in 2015 than any other stretch. (Miami New Times)

Lost and found. There are nearly 2 million gun licenses in Florida, but because the state doesn’t require gun owners to register their weapons, that’s probably only a sliver of the whole picture. And the number of guns being stolen from cars and trucks in SoFlo is on the rise, meaning the number of guns landing in the hands of criminals is on the up too. (WLRN)

#MeToo, Tallahassee edition. Jack Latvala, a powerful state senator, is embroiled in a sexual harassment case that is getting so nasty that one of his accusers, a Senate staffer who went public with her accusation, has hired private security while at the Legislature. Plus, her lawyer is requesting that Rick Scott assign a special prosecutor to the case. Latvala is refusing to step down. (Miami Herald)

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