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🍹 The Drink & Draw @ the Standard 11/16
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Last night we helped Radical Partners kick off their 100 Great Ideas campaign on housing affordability with a Facebook Live featuring a fab group of panelists. Missed it? It’s all good. You can watch it here and you can join the brainstorm here.


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📚 Two Poets Laureate 11/19
Robert Hass and Charles Simic read and converse with host Campbell McGrath

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WHAT'S NEW IN THE 305

About time. The new Metrorail cars that Miami-Dade Transit promised are finally here, and riders will start seeing them on the tracks in the next couple weeks. Transit chief Alice Brave promises these will help with all the horrible delays riders deal with on the regular. Fun fact: Most of the trains currently in use have been around since President Ronald Reagan. (Miami Herald)

All in the wrist. Nusret Gökçe, aka Salt Bae, is famous for making salting food look sexy, and he’s bringing his talents to SoFlo. His spot in Brickell, called Nusr-et, is officially open. (Eater)

It’s not over. Hurricanes Irma and Maria crashed through Florida and the Caribbean about two months ago, but recovery is still far from over. Here are the local groups still putting in work every day, and how you can help. (Miami Herald)

Look what you made me do. TSwift has announced her Reputation tour dates, and the Magic City made the cut. She’ll be hitting Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 18. Tickets go on sale Dec. 13. (Miami.com)

#notokay. Last week, someone leaked chats among FIU’s College Republicans joking about things like calling immigration officials on classmates who protested in support of Dreamers and making fun of protesters injured or killed in Charlottesville. Other students were not okay with that. As of Monday, more than 700 people had signed a petition on Change.org calling on FIU’s president to take action against the group and their vice president had resigned in disgust. TBD what the university will do. (Miami New Times)

Bullseye. Target is coming to South Beach, as one of the chain’s increasingly popular mini stores. Miami Beach residents, get used to that feeling of walking in to buy one thing… and walking out with 12. (Miami Herald)

Captain planet. Miami’s startup scene is booming, and the new companies are not all the “Uber for X.” The Miami Herald’s got the DL on four Miami-born startups that are out to save the earth from humans’ bad habits.

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🌃  An Evening with James McBride 11/16
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