Kick off the weekend with a FREE reggae concert by The Wailers in the Design District’s Palm Court on Friday, February 2 at 6 p.m. Learn More ».
A bunch of you let us know your wellness goals for our upcoming wellness challenge, and they range from running a half marathon to gaining more flexibility and even becoming a vegan bodybuilder. Now, we’re finally ready to announce the challenge participants!
You can say “hi” to three of the participants—Miamians Valerie Trueba, Chris Scott and Cecilia Smith—and find out what challenge they plan to take on over the next few months.
Plus, got recommendations of a person or resource we can connect them to so they can meet their goal? Hit reply and let us know.
We’ll be introducing you to the rest of the crew next week.
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Get your health in your hands. Baptist Health’s PineApp gives you immediate access to a virtual doctor without leaving your house. Learn More ».
Wide retrievers. Two local puppies from Miami-Dade Animal Services are repping the 305 in Sunday’s annual national Puppy Bowl, which is all about raising awareness for animal adoption. You’ll be happy to hear that both Carlo Carlino and Pequita have since found forever homes. (Miami New Times)
So hot right now. A rep for dead bodies, sunken cars, and shady activity left the Miami River a no-man’s land for a long time, but now the area is booming and has no shortage of charm. Developers and bar and restaurant owners are all about it and deals are popping off nonstop. (New York Times)
Off-sides. David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team may be official, but the stadium site in Overtown? Not so much. Residents, worried it will displace hundreds of families, are waging a campaign against it with flyers that look like the eviction notices that they say are probably coming. Meanwhile, other locals are making name suggestions. On the list: Miami King Tides, Miami Kickbacks, and Miami Mojitos, among others. (Miami Herald, Miami.com)
Disrupting the job fair. A new kind of job fair is heading to the 305 – one that lets you land a job right on the spot. Global 1000 Miami Hiring Event kicks off on Feb. 8 with a goal of connecting Miami’s minority communities to opportunities in entrepreneurship. About 40 employers will be there. (Miami Herald)
Shakin’ things up. If you’re at the corner of Grand Avenue and Douglas Road in West Grove, look up – there’s a dope new mural getting painted, courtesy of famous street artist Wendell McShine. (Coconut Grove Grapevine)
Dale. American tourism travel to Cuba boomed when former President Obama opened things up, but in the last six months, it’s slowed wayyyy down because of U.S. travel warnings, hurricanes, and confusion about whether it’s even still legal for Americans to go. Tour operators are scrambling to fix that. (Miami Herald)
Enjoy an evening of Tony-Award winning songs played by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra ft. Broadway star Liz Callaway, Feb. 6-10. Learn More ».
💪 Hooked on the Netflix hit series GLOW? From a writer of Glow comes a political satire for today's America. Take your seat ringside to cheer (or boo) at the Colony Theatre.
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🤼 2/8: The New Tropic Field Trip to The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Use NEWTROPIC20 at checkout for $20 off)
👸 2/1: Movies on the Mile: The Princess Bride (Coral Gables)
🎙️ 2/1: Jolt Radio’s Vinyl Delight (Downtown)
🗳️ 2/1: South Miami Mayoral Debate (South Miami)
🎵 2/2: Giralda Under the Stars (Coral Gables)
🎥 2/2: DWNTWN Movie Nights: Boss Baby (Downtown)
🌊 2/3: Surfrider and Friends Night at Oleta River State Park (North Miami Beach)
🚲 2/3: Historic Bicycle Tour of Coconut Grove (Coconut Grove)
🌊 2/3: Climate Awakening: A journey through art and augmented reality (Wynwood)
🗺️ 2/3-2/4: Miami International Map Fair (Downtown)
🏖️ 2/2-2/4: Fractal Beach 2018 (Key Biscayne)
Jacob Collier LIVE. Stevie Wonder's music. Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. See all this and more on Feb 15 @ Knight Concert Hall w/ Nu Deco! Learn More ».
We’ll catch you mañana.