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WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS (IT ALL)
In the last few years, Miami’s gone from having a couple bar trivia nights a week to one in pretty much every pocket of the city on any given night. We’ve put together a list of the best spots any night of the week, in any corner of the 305. Here are just a couple:
Mondays: Bar Nancy, 9 p.m. Bar Nancy’s trivia night is part of a big game night that includes standards like Jenga and Connect Four. They also raffle off prizes like t-shirts and other random items.
Tuesdays: Lincoln’s Beard, 8 p.m. This spot prides itself on its weirdness and its trivia night is no different. Come test your knowledge of everything from obscure TV to weird random facts and you could win free beers pretty much all night.
Wednesdays: Hotel Gaythering, 8 p.m. One of Miami Beach’s most popular gay bars also hosts a pretty competitive trivia night that includes drink specials and a solid discount on your bar tab if your team pulls off the victory.
Thursdays: Corbett’s Sports Bar, 8 p.m. It’s tucked away in a Pinecrest shopping plaza and has all the trappings of your favorite neighborhood sports bar along with a solid trivia night.
Fridays: Sandbar Sports Grill, 8 p.m. This longtime Grove spot is one of the bars in the Trivia Miami family and includes a fun bonus for the two teams with the lowest score: a chug-off for a $25 bar tab. Come with your smarts (and a strong stomach).
Check out our full list here and grab your squad and any random info you have about ‘90s pop music or U.S. history. Best of luck out there.
We’re sure that we probably missed a few spots, so if you’ve got a suggestion, just hit reply and let us know where they are, what night, and what kind of prize they offer.
🚍 Talk about the last mile. Miami’s transit challenges aren’t just the modes of transit, it’s also the difficulty of getting to and from the station, aka the first/last mile. Join local transit officials, dockless bike companies like Lime, and other local experts on Sept. 6 for a conversation on how we can bridge the gap.
💪 Be a better advocate. Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami (Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience). It’s a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience, and it will begin on Sept. 13 in Opa-locka. Want to be a better educator, innovator, and advocate? Apply now.
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WHAT'S NEW IN THE 305
Enough. Yesterday a gunman opened fire at the “Madden NFL 19” video game tournament in Jacksonville, killing two people and himself and leaving several others wounded. David Katz, the gunman, was the 2017 tournament winner. There’s no word yet from police on his motive, although witnesses said he was angry about losing the tournament this year. The Madden community, which one player described as being “like family,” is grieving. (AP, Reuters, Miami Herald)
Do you take Venmo? Fewer people are carrying physical cash on them, and that’s hurting the service workers who keep our massive tourism industry running. Valets, tour guides, doormen and waiters are all feeling the pinch now that people rely mostly on credit cards and apps and rarely have cash on hand when it comes time to tip. Some tech-savvy companies have started adjusting by offering to let people leave a tip through Venmo or Cash App, and coffee shops and cafes have seen some good results from offering tip suggestions to customers when they pay through a tablet or iPad. (Miami Herald)
Real-life Croquetapalooza. If you didn’t make it to the official Croquetapalooza this weekend, don’t worry. Here’s a handy guide to some spots serving up the delicious treats all over Miami. It includes SoFlo staples like Islas Canarias and Versailles and newer spots like Doce Provisions. (Miami.com)
When doing it for the ‘Gram goes wrong. Miami Instagram “star” Dorian Thomas (aka DooGang3x) had been on the run from cops for nearly two months after he nearly burned down a dollar store in a firework prank on July 4. A normal person would probably go dark on social media dark at that point, but not Dorian. He documented his escape to Los Angeles and how he kept dodging the police. But the act is up. Last week the LAPD found him, and now he’s back in SoFlo, waiting to face trial. (Miami New Times)
A big threat to Big Cypress. A new study warns that the iconic cypress trees of Big Cypress National Preserve can’t deal with the large amounts of saltwater that could infiltrate the preserve as sea levels rise and could start dying off. Researchers recommend introducing chemicals and nutrients to offset the potential effects of the rising water. (Miami New Times)
Pitbull’s Pinecrest problems. Mr. Worldwide may need to spend a little more time in Pinecrest. A house once owned by one of his managers is in bad shape and racking up code violations. Property records show that the company behind the purchase is registered at the same address as his record label but a neighbor said he’s never seen Pitbull there. The neighbor has seen trash and overgrown weeds, and is worried that his property values might be affected. Code enforcement officers have been issuing fines since March, up to about $6,900 that remains unpaid, and the house has mostly remained abandoned. (Miami Herald)
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🌊Talk climate change as the Freedom to Breathe tour stops in (Coconut Grove)
🗳️ Talk voting rights restoration and Amendment 4 (Downtown)
🎶Bring your own records to 27 Restaurant (Miami Beach)
💻Catch the best local web series at “I’m Not Gonna move to L.A.!” (Downtown)
✂️Learn how to sew from drag queen Queef Latina (South Beach)
🎵Jam to African bass music at World Music Tuesdays (Wynwood)
🕺Play a few games of Disco Frisbee on the beach (Miami Beach)
🎸Attend a Battle of the Bands focused on climate change and jobs (Allapattah)
🍝Enjoy some all you can eat pasta at Siamo (Miami Springs)
🎥Learn all about how 360 video technology is being used in video and movies (Downtown)
🎵Catch Chloe x Halle in concert at The Ground (Downtown)
🎸Watch bands take their last shot at making the III Points stage (Downtown)
😀🖼️Attend an emoji art show (Little Haiti)
🌯Head down to Virginia Key and eat at all the food trucks (Key Biscayne)
🎷Catch Jazz at MOCA featuring Elsten Torres (North Miami)
💃Dance all weekend at the Ball and Chain music festival – through Sunday (Little Havana)
🎥Watch the classic film “2001: A Space Odyssey” – through Sept. 6 (Coral Gables)
🍿Do the Time Warp at a screening of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Design District)
🎸Check out an underground rock showcase at Las Rosas (Allapattah)
👑See Jay and Bey take the stage at Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens)
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THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY.
But don’t forget, tomorrow is Election Day. We’ll have one last roundup of news you can use before you head to polls in tomorrow’s newsletter, and if you still haven’t made up your mind on who to vote for, here’s our handy voter guide.
– The New Tropic