If you’re seeking out vinyl and old cassettes, there’s a new player in town.
Technique Records opened at 853 NE 79th St to a packed crowd in Miami’s Upper East Side last Saturday night. So many locals showed up that there was a line down the block of eager crate diggers in leather and denim jackets.
It’s run by resident Miami DJ Mikey Ramirez, who was one of the main folks behind Fort Lauderdale’s Radio-Active Records for more than a decade. The place is stocked with old cult VHS movies, concert DVDs, and records from just about every genre.
As the temperatures dip again this weekend, it’s on our list. Happy digging, music heads!
Scott steps in. A quick meeting between Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ended with Florida being dropped from the Trump administration’s plans for offshore oil drilling. That means our Gulf Coast is safe, at least for now. (Tampa Bay Times)
Can I get a rain check? Hurricane Irma didn’t just force folks to survive off fruit snacks as they waited for power to come back, it also caused homeowners to be late on mortgage payments. About 12 percent of the payments in South Florida were at least a month late in October 2017. (Miami Herald)
#MeToo in Miami. As many in Hollywood and the media talk about the #MeToo movement, the Miami Women’s Circle gave service workers and caretakers a chance to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse. Some in the group said they faced abuse before they were teenagers and for several years after that. (Miami Herald)
Where you at, Marco? As the fate of “Dreamers” hangs in the balance, particularly in Miami, the only Florida presence in a recent meeting on immigration reform with President Trump was Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. Meanwhile, immigration agents carried out raids on dozens of 7-Eleven stores on Wednesday, including five in South Florida. Officials called it the biggest immigration action against one employer by the feds. (Tampa Bay Times, Sun Sentinel)
Sloth by the Sea. It’s been a hard journey for Miami’s homeless sloth sculpture. After the Miami Science Museum became the fancy new Frost Science Museum in downtown, our sloth friend was kicked to the curb. But he’ll finally get a new home when Gramps by the Sea, an offshoot of the Wynwood fave, opens on the Miami River in 2019. (Miami.com)
Have they actually flown there though? Miami International Airport can be a headache, but according to travel analysis company OAG, it’s one of the most punctual airports in the world. Apparently, 79 percent of flights land or depart within 15 minutes of their scheduled time. We’ll keep that in mind next time our flight has “mechanical issues.” (Curbed Miami)
Solar city. If you’re looking to really reduce your carbon footprint, consider a move to the city of Babcock Ranch, which will run solely on solar power. The new city, near Fort Myers, says it’s the first self-sustaining city in the country. (Miami Herald)
👫 The kids are more than all right. YoungArts is hosting a reading & exhibition featuring its 2018 winners on Jan. 12. Come see the best of the best young talent, free w/ RSVP.
🎭 Through 1/12: YoungArts Week (South Beach, Edgewater)
📚 1/11: An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates (Downtown)
🎺 1/11: The French Horn at Dance Band Night (North Beach)
🤣 1/11-1/14: Miami Improv Festival (Coral Gables)
✡️ 1/11-1/25: Miami Jewish Film Festival (Multiple locations)
🕺 1/12: Silent Disco Dance Party (Wynwood)
🦄 1/12: Karen Finley: Unicorn Gratitude Mystery (Wynwood)
🌇 1/12-1/14: Art Deco Weekend (South Beach)
📽️ 1/12-1/15: SciFi Miami Film Festival (South Beach)
🎨 1/13-1/14: Beaux Arts Festival (Coral Gables)
🏃 1/13: Run x Lincoln Road (South Beach)
🎞️ 1/14: It Happened One Night (South Beach)