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🗳 Early voting is now underway in Miami

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💧What Miami is talking about

Speaking of voting, O, Miami, Ben Pukert, and Dale Zine have teamed up for the cutest get out the vote campaign we’ve seen all year. The three creative entities recently debuted the #KidsCantVote video and social media initiative to get people to the polls with the reminder that kids can do a lot of things… but they can’t participate in elections. Besides, y’know, actually voting, parents are invited to participate by sharing vids of what their kids can do with the hashtag #KidsCantvote.

Miami Dolphins fans clamored over rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s debut appearance on the field this past Sunday. Tagovailoa helped secure Miami’s 24-0 victory over the New York Jets during the game’s closing moments.

The City of North Miami is offering a variety of COVID-19 relief programs to residents. This includes assistance with mortgage payments, with homeowners having until November 30 to apply for help. Likewise, although it’s not COVID-related, the city is also inviting north Miamians to apply for its housing rehabilitation program; applications are due Thursday, October 30.

Although it’s been pushed from its usual spring publishing date, Miami New Times isn’t letting a little thing like a historic pandemic stop it from sharing the Best of Miami. The annual recognition of the best people, places, businesses, and more in the city is giving readers until November 15 to weigh in on their local favorites — winners of the reader’s poll will be announced in the alt-weekly’s December 10 issue.

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💚 Dear Oolite Arts,

Thank you for all of you have done for artists since the beginning of COVID. The initiatives you have rolled out have gotten much needed funds into the hands of individual artists, many of whom immediately lost their income.

This includes: An artist relief fund that helped 460+ Miami-Dade artists with grants up to $500; two new grant programs for filmmakers – including one to create 1-minute PSA’s to encourage mask wearing; a new program called Collect, where people can buy works directly from artists, and an Acquisitions program for the organization, which purchased new works from seven local artists.

Thank you, 

Marika L.

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Events

Things to do

Today

🎶 Groove to jazz at Le Chat Noir (Downtown)

Tomorrow

🗣️ 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)

Thursday

🗣️ 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

🌱 Go behind the scenes during this tour of the greenhouse and the orchid collection at Vizcaya (Brickell)

🎨 Tour a collection of Purvis Young's work at the Historic Hampton Rooming House (Overtown)

🎶 Dance at this happy hour with a live performance by Cuban Son supergroup, Cortadito (Brickell)

😋 Nom at the food truck rally at Tropical Park (Westchester)

Saturday

🎨 Check out the Imaginary Habitats exhibit at the Hispanic Cultural Arts Center (Little Havana)

🛥️ Cruise to Boca Chita on this guided tour from the Deering Estate (Palmetto Bay)

😋 Learn to make a galette in this baking class (Online)

🔦 Take a haunted night hike in the Castellow Hammock (Redlands)

Sunday

🛥️ Hop on a boat for a tour of Stiltsville (Palmetto Bay)

✌️ That’s all for this Tuesday

See you tomorrow,

— Zach & The New Tropic

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