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😷 School daze in Miami-Dade

Yung Algebra will be crunching numbers and mixing hot tunes together during tonight's Dream Vacation takeover at Over Under. | Want to see your own picture in this space? Tag #thenewtropic to be featured in our Instagram of the Day.

💧What Miami is talking about

Plans for a controversial Miami water park may not proceed if conservationists and politicians have anything to say about it. As detailed by Miami New Times, next week might be the last chance for the Miami Wilds water park to be approved in its current form by the Miami-Dade County Commission. Environmental advocates have voiced strong objections to the planned site, as it’s an essential foraging area for the critically endangered Florida bonneted bat.

We’ve shouted both of these out previously, but if you have concerns about the Miami Wilds project or want to donate money towards protecting an especially large-eared Florida critter, consider checking out Bat Conservation International’s resources or contributing to Patch of Heaven Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Bat program.

In other news…

The Infatuation Miami was kind enough to round up all of the best local butcher shops serving mouthwatering meats around town. If you’re not into that sort of thing for ethical or environmental reasons but still want to put your money towards a worthwhile food-centric cause, consider donating to Feed The Polls, The Infatuation’s charitable Election Day initiative with Zagat and The Migrant Kitchen.

Move over best and brightest, here comes Miami’s greenest and greatest. The Center for Subtropical Affairs is hosting the Little River Cooperative, The Million Orchid Project, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and several environmentally-minded local groups this weekend for a fall plant sale tomorrow and Sunday. The CO2-absorbing congregation will convene each day at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.; yes, masks are required.

🎧 This Week in Miami Music:

  • The party can be found downtown tonight with the latest Dream Vacation takeover at Over Under. Dream Vacation head honcho Yung Algebra will be joined on the ones and twos by special guest Nonchalantjon for a night of smooth disco grooves and island time vibes.
  • Bort — the Miami DJ with the strongest head of hair in the game — is kicking off the new monthly series Real Emotional Mixing with the help of Mellow Soul this weekend. The fun begins broadcasting Sunday on YouTube and Twitch at 4 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. Visuals come courtesy of video artist and the curator behind the mix series, .oldneon.
  • Today kicks off the three-day virtual Save Our Stages Fest, a grassroots effort to bring attention to the country’s independent music venues and hopefully get them some much-needed economic assistance. Major Lazer will be making an appearance tomorrow from Miami’s very own Gramps; the lineup also includes the like of Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, The Roots, and YG. You can learn more about the online event and its cause on its official site and tune into the performances via YouTube.
  • Juraj Kojš has released a new album of multidimensional music, People: A Love Letter to Humanity. The new record from the Miami musician and professor at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music is an experimental and collaborative affair made under the heavy influence of seminal concept albums by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Frank Zappa.
  • “Waiting Around,” the calming, synth-filled new single from Miami singer-songwriter Oly, was properly released earlier this week. If you’d like an equally soothing visual accompaniment to the song — and who wouldn’t in a year like this one? — be sure to check out the sage-cleansed music video.
We’ll be announcing the winner of Club New Tropic’s supremely fresh giveaway with Beach Baby Green on Monday.

✨ Last chance to win

Today is your last chance to join Club New Tropic and enter to win a salad box with six servings of organic mixed greens along with 10 cups of fruits, veggies, and seeds from Beach Baby Green.

Not yet a member but fiending for free, fresh greens? Join Club New Tropic today for your chance to win our latest giveaway and get unlimited access to member raffles and perks. The winning member will be announced in Monday’s newsletter; good luck and have a great weekend!


🎶 Groove to Jon Secada during the JazzAid Concert from Pinecrest Gardens (Online)

🎭 Round up the kiddos to watch a theatrical performance of The Wizard of Aaahs, presented by Fantasy Theatre Factory (Online)

🎨 The Black Artist Talk presents "Epistemological Apartheid in Dance Practice and Pedagogy: Decolonizing Methodologies", a virtual forum engaging Black artists, activists, and educators in discussions surrounding the decolonization of the artistic spaces. Register Now


🚣 Kayak on Virginia and help clean up the bay with Debris Free Oceans (Key Biscayne)


🎥 Watch The Artist's Wife via O Cinema's Virtual Cinema (Online)


🎶 Groove to jazz at Le Chat Noir (Downtown)


🗣️ Join this conversation with female entrepreneurs lead by Harris Public Relations (Online)

🎨 Dive into this chat about the exhibition, Tally Saves the Internet, on view at Locust Projects (Online)


🗣️ Join a conversation with dancer and choreographer, Peter London, hosted by the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Online)

🎥 Watch Bill Murray play Rashida Jones' father in On The Rocks via Gables Cinema (Online)

🗣️ Learn how to discern fact from fiction during this news literacy workshop moderated by our beloved Lance Dixon, the previous director of The New Tropic (Online)

✌️ Friday is finished

So what’re you waiting for? Get off your screen and go enjoy the weekend.


— Zach & The New Tropic

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