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THERE WILL BE CAKE

After two successful years in Miami, CIC Miami will celebrate their clients at an anniversary party tomorrow night. And you’re invited to honor the community’s achievements and learn more about the future of Miami’s startups.

New to CIC’s work? Here’s a quick look at their clients:

  • 50% conduct business in Latin America
  • 27% are immigrant-owned
  • 27% have just expanded to Miami in the last 4 years

CIC Miami is a resource to a number of businesses in Miami and across Latin America. It offers a business immersion experience to support foreign companies looking to scale, establish a presence in the U.S., or explore engagement opportunities in this market.

With the help of CIC’s partners like Start-Up Chile and Venture City, foreign companies can strategize and explore Miami, gaining introductions to stakeholders and experts. Check out 5 reasons why Miami has been able to become an emerging leader for startups in both the U.S. and Latin America.

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WHAT'S NEW IN THE 305

Gentrifying the West Grove? Activists and residents of the historically black section of Coconut Grove are concerned about the neighborhood losing its character as a major mixed-use development has been planned along Grand Avenue. The project is set to bring 13 buildings, which include a mix of affordable and higher-end apartments (including a landing spot for “passenger drones”), a farmer’s market, offices, and a hotel. But this development would displace about 80 families and the developer has pledged to help the families relocate or potentially move into the affordable units in the project. (Miami Herald)

The new food hall on the block. A bunch of new food halls have sprung up in SoFlo in the past year. The latest one, Time Out Market, will open in February and include spots by the people behind restaurants like Coyo Taco and Kush, along with new concepts by big-name chefs Norman van Aken and Antonio Bachour. And for dessert, the market will have its own Azucar ice cream location. (Time Out Miami)

Love in the fast lane? Getting busy in bumper-to-bumper traffic could be a side effect of self-driving cars, according to a study from two UK university professors. Their study points out that these cars will be large enough to fit beds so folks might be inspired to have sex while speeding through city streets. This is, of course, a hypothetical for now, but when Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez described the vehicles as “rolling living rooms,” we’re guessing he had more wholesome ideas in mind. (Miami Herald)

Fighting the right to party. The drama over who can host an end-of-the-month party in Little Havana will now be considered by a federal judge. Last week, businessman Bill Fuller filed a request for a restraining order against City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo to stop him from hosting his first “Little Havana Fridays” event later this week. Carollo’s event is set to push out “Viernes Culturales,” a longstanding event hosted by a nonprofit that Fuller oversees. Fuller, who says Carollo has a vendetta because the businessman supported his political opponent last year, thinks the new event is an “intentional move by Mr. Carollo aimed at destroying Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays.” (Miami Herald)

Sad news for the Shaker. For the second time this year, the local nightlife and bartending scene is mourning the loss of a popular drinkmaker. Broken Shaker bar manager Richie Petronzi died Monday, only a few months after John Lermayer– one of the founders of Sweet Liberty and a local mixology guru. Broken Shaker is paying  tribute to Petronzi by naming a drink in his honor called the “Hey Richie!” (Miami New Times)

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EVENTS

OUR PARTNER EVENTS

🎉Tomorrow: Party with CIC as they celebrate their two-year anniversary. (Wynwood)

🗣️Thursday: Meet and listen to some Miami makers at TEDxWynwoodWomen – Corrected date (Wynwood)

📹Friday – Thursday, Dec. 6: Learn from innovators and experts in media, technology, and art at the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival (Downtown)

🎭Friday – Sunday, Dec. 23: Immersive theater meets historic motels, during Miami Motel Stories (MiMo)

🖼️Monday Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 9: Check out the work of emerging Miami-based contemporary artists at Prizm’s Art Fair (Multiple Locations)

🎨Tuesday, Dec. 4: Explore the latest edition of Raw Pop Up in the historic old Burdines building. Get 20% off if you use this link. (Downtown)

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AROUND TOWN

TODAY

🔥Watch the Heat take on the Atlanta Hawks (Downtown)

📍Get a sewing lesson from drag queen Queef Latina (South Beach)

 

TOMORROW

🎸Support refugees at the “Rhythm for Refuge” benefit concert (Little Haiti)

🎳Catch “The Big Lebowski” on the big screen (Brickell)

🗣️Discuss the midterms elections and politics in Florida (North Miami)

👀Participate in this 2019 visioning workshop (Coral Gables)

📷Experience an evening with Annie Leibovitz (Downtown)

🎥Watch Lars Von Trier’s latest film “The House that Jack Built (Wynwood, South Beach)

 

THURSDAY

🌳Ooooh and ahhh at the Deering Estate’s “Festival of Trees” – through Jan. 4 (Cutler Bay)

🎵Catch Actress perform at Floyd Miami (Downtown)

🗣️Watch a champ be crowned at The Moth’s GrandSLAM (Downtown)

😋Grab some noms and hear some tunes at the Miami Beach food truck and music fest (North Beach)

🎨Learn about some of the featured work at the PAMM with artist Oliver Sanchez (Downtown)

 

FRIDAY

✍️Get your sketch on at the Wolfsonian (South Beach)

🏮See all of the lights at this lantern light festival (University Park)

🎙️Jam at this Motown tribute featuring Thelma Houston (Design District)

❄️Party holiday style at Ball & Chain (Little Havana)

🎥Catch a screening of “Imagine” – through Dec. 6 (Coral Gables)

🎺See Willie Colon live at the Fillmore (South Beach)

💋Catch the cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Design District)

🎵Check out the Ashley Pezzotti jazz ensemble at MOCA (North Miami)

 

SATURDAY

☀️Talk solar and learn about the industry at this one-day conference (Little Haiti)

🗑️Volunteer to clean up the beach at Matheson Hammock Park (Coral Gables)

🗣️Learn about solutions to SoFlo’s poverty issues (Little Havana)

🎶See Willy Chirino and Lissette live at the Fillmore (South Beach)

🎸Party to celebrate the release of the new EP from Telekinetic Walrus (Wynwood)

📻Throw it back to the ‘90s and 2000s at this day party (Downtown)

 

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WINTER IS COMING…

…OK not really. But it’s gonna feel that way tonight and tomorrow when temperatures drop into the 60s and 50s across SoFlo.

We promise not to judge y’all too hard for breaking out the pea coats because we’ll probably be shivering right along with you. And if you’re not a fan of the chilly weather, things should start warming up again by Thursday.

Stay warm, Miami. We’ll see you tomorrow.

– The New Tropic


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