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🎭How to see Hamilton on the cheap

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Thanks to everyone who sent us their best recs for healthy (or healthy-ish) Miami food spots. Check out the list we rounded up below. Hit reply to tell us what else you’d add to the list.


  • The Beehive: “The smoothies (try a rainforest) and fresh juices (try pineapple juice) are the bomb. The food is amazing too – extremely healthy and homemade.” – Lisa
  • CraveClean Protein Bakery: “They have two locations (Coral Gables and South Miami). They have cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, brownies, bread pudding and they make cakes to order too. They are sooo good and healthy Baptist Hospitals (Kendall location) are now carrying them in their cafeterias.” – Hilda M.
  • Pura Vida: This spot has super healthy bowls and juices in picture perfect locations. – Recommended by Monica V.
  • Manna Life: They have Plant-based cooking demos, juices, and super food arepas. – Recommended by Monica V.
  • Apple A Day: Bowls, avocado kale burgers, hemp pancakes – Recommended by Sara F.
  • GLAM: Sounds like a beauty bar but is actually flavor-packed vegan food, often referred to as ‘vegan heaven’ – Recommended by Sara F.
  • Eattitude: “Large acai bowls and veggie burgers on pretzel buns in Hollywood.” – Recommended by Sara F.


  • Rise Nation Miami: “I trained for trekking in the Andes and Everest Basecamp by going there and using classpass for HIIT and spin classes.” – Aileen A
  • @musclebeachsouthbeach: “Not technically a studio but… I work out for free and get to be outside at the beach at the same time.” – @rrrebecca4
  • @bosschickdanceworkout: AKA the 1st All-Female Twerk Fitness Worldwide Brand – Recommended by Tammy A.
  • Fit Shop North Miami Beach: “Turbo is 💯” – Courtney M.

🍍WELLNESS TIP: Looking for a free running club? Start with these 13 options across South Florida.

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After a few days of VIP openings and members-only parties, a bunch of Art Basel fairs are opening to the public today. That’s why we made you this highly curated itinerary for each day of Basel this week.

While some of the bigger fairs like Scope, Design Miami, Pulse and Art Miami are definitely worth checking out, our daily suggestions include info on more low-key, hidden gem spots and some family friendly events, like the Young at Art ArtCade, which allows kids to create their own digital art.

So bookmark this page, print it out in case your signal gets bad, or text yourself the link so you know what to do at Basel each day this week. And if you want to check out our full guide with other tips on how to make the most of your time at Basel, head here.

Why not take a breather from the Basel craze and enjoy Sounds of the Times: Harmony & Understanding playing Dec. 8th at New World Symphony. Learn More ».
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Passing the gavel. Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey Edmonson will take over as commission chairwoman next year after winning in a unanimous vote. She’ll be responsible for setting the agenda for commission meetings and also appointing leaders for the various committees that discuss and decide laws before those laws get voted on by the commission. (Miami Herald)

You probably won’t see this on Change.org. As federal government and local officials try to combat the spread of teenage e-cigarette use, a Miami-Dade school board member has a unique plan: Make students sign a pledge that they won’t vape in school. That school board member has also proposed installing vape detectors in school bathrooms and thinks schools should give students information on the potential health risks of vaping. (Miami New Times)

Another plan to expand Metrorail. Months after a debate over expanding Metrorail lines further south, a plan to build rail going north is gaining some momentum. This proposal would involve building an elevated rail system along Northwest 27th Avenue, spanning 13 miles up to the Broward County line. But the price could be too prohibitive for the county. Estimates suggest that it would cost about $1.8 billion to build the new rail lines, and about $46 million a year to run the expanded railway. (Miami Herald)

No big deal, right? When elections department heads met earlier this week in Sarasota to talk about potential changes to how we run our elections, they didn’t seem too worried about the whole unprecedented recount thing we just experienced last month. Folks like the Lake County elections supervisor Alan Hays said, “Let’s be in the process of fine-tuning rather than radical overall.” So what fine tuning are they suggesting? Sending absentee ballots sooner, allowing departments to start counting mail ballots sooner, and giving people an extra day to verify and fix signatures on their ballots. (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

A canvas for climate change. Art Basel is a major platform for artists to comment on hotly-debated topics, which is why several artists are taking advantage of that platform and displaying work all over town that  showcases the potentially damaging impacts of rising seas and climate change, while also identifying potential solutions. (Miami Herald)

Affordable art and local representation in a fun, accessible atmosphere? Superfine! hops to the Beach 12.5-12.9. 30% off w/ code TNT30. Learn More ».
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Our Partner Events

🎨Today – Sunday, Dec. 9: Explore the latest edition of Raw Pop Up in a historic abandoned department store. Get 20% off if you use this link. (Downtown)

💃Thursday: Catch Disco Soul ft. Gavin Turek & Yoli Mayor at the Yard (Wynwood)

📹Through Thursday: Learn from innovators and experts in media, technology, and art at the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival (Downtown)

📽️Friday: Watch a special Art Basel edition of Black Lounge Films’ with this screening of “Through A Lens Darkly” (Overtown)

🧘Saturday: Find your center with Innergy Meditation and remain present this Basel season (Miami Beach)

🖼️Through Sunday: Check out the work of emerging Miami-based contemporary artists at Prizm’s Art Fair (Multiple Locations)

🍽️Thursday, Dec. 13: Enjoy dinner and a movie as the Wynwood Yard and O Cinema team up for this special series  (Wynwood)

🎄Thursday, Dec. 13: Celebrate the wonder of the holidays at the biggest startup party in the Magic City (Little Haiti)

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


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Around Town


🍻Dance and check out some art at this happy hour (Wynwood)

🎄Catch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on the big screen (Brickell)

🎺Listen to some jazz from the French Horn Collective (Downtown)

😋Nom on all the things at this food truck festival (North Bay Village)


🎉Join in the grand opening of the new community space The Urban (Overtown)

🍴Grab breakfast at this urban garden exhibition (Wynwood)

🌊Celebrate the Miami River at a screening of “Water!” (Cutler Bay)

⚡Hunt for Pokemon at this hip-hop themed meetup (Allapattah)

✊Check out the opening night of (F)empower’s futuristic exhibit “2040” (Liberty City)

🐶Bring your pup to get a pic with Santa Paws (Brickell)


🎉Celebrate the 7th anniversary of Gramps (Wynwood)

🌳Take in the sights at this one-day art exhibition at the Kampong (Coconut Grove)

🛌Catch a new-age version of a classic at “Sleeping Beauty Dreams” (Downtown)

😎Drink and dance the day away at Basel Playa (Mid Beach)

🎶See the Zarabanda band live at the Normandy Fountain (North Beach)

🎸Take a break from Basel at this Jacuzzi Boys show (Allapattah)

📵Dance the night away at this phone-free party (Wynwood)

🕺Jam at a Basel edition of Peach Fuzz (Mid Beach)

🎤Catch Emily Estefan live in the Jungle Plaza (Design District)

📻Party with DJ Jazzy Jeff at Foxhole (South Beach)


🎅Grab breakfast and a photo with Santa Claus (Brickell)

🎁Watch “How the Grinch stole Christmas” on the water (North Miami Beach)

📻Party at a Basel-edition of Fool’s Gold Day Off (Wynwood)

🌈Join the Wigwood crew and drag queen Queef Latina at 777 International Mall (Downtown)

🏥Get a check up and other free services at this health fair (Liberty City)

🎥Take a Basel Batman break at this screening of “Batman Returns” (Coral Gables)

💪Check out a women-only arm wrestling tournament (Little Haiti)

🎻See Christian McBride live at the Pinecrest Gardens (Pinecrest)


♀️Party at this showcase of women artists, chefs, bartenders and DJs (Mid Beach)

🎻Check out a hip-hop orchestral performance (Coral Gables)

🐶Bring your pups and meet other pet owners at this dog walking event (Brickell)

⛵Drinks some beers and vibe to yacht rock at this holiday toy drive (Doral)

🎵Close out Basel at this Afro-Caribbean party (South Beach)

🎄Hear Christmas carols at the “Harmonies for the Holiday” concert (Palmetto Bay)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag @thenewtropic on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with a New Tropic membership.

The Wynwood Yard has an amazing live soundtrack for each day of Art Basel 2018 and the best part is--admission is free to most events! Learn More ».
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