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There’s always a Florida connection: South Florida law enforcement and the FBI have recovered a $3 million shipment of ventilators that was stolen in Miami-Dade County earlier this month.
The University of Miami has shared its plans to permit 13,000 fans to attend next month’s 2020 football season opener. Although college football fans are no doubt overjoyed at the news and safety measures being put into place, the kicker — get it? — is that tailgating won’t be allowed.
Have you been pulling a Ben Wyatt and using quarantine to make short films? Oolite Arts is inviting local filmmakers and artists to pitch a 30 to 60-second public service announcement on the importance of wearing masks to curb the COVID-19 curve. The Masks Up Miami initiative will award five entrants $2,500 each to bring their visions to life; applications are open now through Tuesday, September 8.
If you’re wondering why many people are unsettled by Laura Loomer’s victory last week in the Republican primary for Florida’s 21st Congressional District, Miami New Times has shared a good primer on her history. Spoiler alert: it’s not exactly a lighthearted read.
The New Tropic has teamed up with the El Paseo Hotel for a giveaway that’ll have you living like a local on Española Way. Make your way over to Sobe for two nights at the charming hotel, king-sized bed and parking included. El Paseo sits right on the stroll-friendly, pedestrian-only street, and is just steps away from several delicious outdoor cafes and restaurants. Enter for your chance to win a free stay today!
😂 Giggle at this comedy show on the patio at Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen (Doral)
🎶 Groove to a live DJ set by the folks at ATV Records (Online)
😋 Nom on some Salty Donuts at this pop-up at FIU (Tamiami)
💸 Learn skills to market your small biz online during this free three week webinar hosted by the Community Fund of North Miami Dade (Online)
🌝 Bring snacks and a blanket to stargaze and check out the outdoor art at the Deering Estate (Palmetto Bay)
☺️ Baptist Health Virtual Class > Wellness Wednesdays: Fitness with the City of Doral, 6pm Join this free class (Sponsored)
🗣️ Learn how you can be an ally (Online)
🎶 Jam to this live showcase honoring women in music by Guitars Over Guns (Online)
🌱 Learn to grow a sustainable urban garden at this workshop (Online)
👟 Baptist Health Virtual Class > Zumba, 12:30pm Join this free class (Sponsored)
🎥 Watch a free screening of the documentary, Chopin: The women behind the music (Online)
🎶 Celebrate Record Store Day at Sweat Records with a live set by DJ Le Spam (Little Haiti)
💪 Baptist Health Virtual Class > Tai Chi, 11:30am Join this free class (Sponsored)
The Hy-Lo News takeover is taking the day off tomorrow, but don’t worry: The New Tropic will still be in your inbox, and Janey will be returning sooner rather than later.
— Zach and The New Tropic