Plus, how Miami-Dade voters turned out — or didn’t — in Tuesday’s election.
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Plus, how Miami-Dade voters turned out — or didn’t — in Tuesday’s election.

By Zach Schlein

Welcome to Thursday, Miami.

After all of the hoopla and proverbial heat surrounding Tuesday’s election — not to mention the actual Miami Heat’s current hot streak — things seem to finally be cooling down around here. There’s a cold front comin’ this weekend, bringing a breeze along with it plus lows in the 60s (and quite possibly the 50s if we’re lucky).

Before you start jotting down your weather-appropriate plans for this weekend, be sure to scroll on and check out the latest 305 headlines. Who knows, you might even find some inspo from today’s event calendar...

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🍞 National Sandwich Day might be over, but the pursuit of tasty handheld treats is forever. In honor of yesterday’s hoagie-heavy holiday, Miami New Times rounded up the best sandwich shops around town while the Miami Herald shared its picks for the 305’s singular standout sammies. The Herald piece also invited readers to weigh in with their own local favorites — you can read both and start planning your next meal by clicking the following links. ➡️ (Miami Herald / Miami New Times)

💡 ICYMI, the eye-catching Opa-Locka Light District will be sticking around for a little longer. As detailed by Miami-Dade arts and culture outlet Artburst, the innovative public art project was overseen by O, Miami and the Opa-locka Community Development Corp. (OLCDC) and “includes nine poems and 10 streetlights along Opa-locka Boulevard — with one light featuring a title card instead of a poem.” The featured writings were penned by locals including When Liberty Burns producer Femi Folami-Browne and the initiative itself was first proposed by OLCDC data analyst Ashley Cover. Although the Light District was only supposed to last through next April, it’ll now be illuminating our streets and hearts through 2022. (Artburst)

🗣 Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s elections, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is once again calling for changes to the state’s election laws. Speaking in West Palm Beach yesterday, the governor said he’d task the legislature next year with creating a state office to investigate election-related crimes. As noted by Orlando Rep. Anna Eskamani, DeSantis also took aim at drop boxes despite signing off on them in the past. The governor’s remarks are consistent with the controversial alterations to Florida election law he championed earlier this year. There are currently a number of outstanding legal challenges against the new voting restrictions proceeding in federal court. (CBS Miami / Rep. Anna V. Eskamani via Instagram)

🗳 Speaking of this year’s municipal elections, voter turnout left a little to be desired. Little is the emphatic word there: with all of the races now called, Miami New Times conducted a so-called “tad absurdist” and “unofficial” breakdown of voter participation in Miami-Dade. The alt-weekly’s findings were less than encouraging, with “only 17,711 cast ballots — which amounts to a little over 17.5 percent of the eligible population.” (Miami New Times)


🗣 Join the Boss Babes Social Club featuring Disabled Diaries at The Lincoln Eatery(Miami Beach)

💿 Boogie down during a night of exciting b2b DJ sets featuring Sinopoli, Sister System, Milushka, Phoenix, and Max Stern (Downtown)


🔊 Sway to soothing electronic music and enjoy DJ sets from Bonobo and Quantic at The Oasis (Wynwood)

🎟 Catch an early screening of "Red Rocket," the new film from "The Florida Project" director Sean Baker and A24, as part of Miami Film Festival GEMS 2021 (Little Havana)


👸 Enjoy Miami Lyric Opera's presentation of "La Traviata" sung in Italian with English supertitles (Cutler Bay)

💆 Dance, stretch, and meditate with free classes at Wellness @ THesis (Coral Gables)

🎽 Help the Grant Williams Foundation and Councilwomen Shannan Ighaodaro celebrate the City of Miami Gardens' annual Special Games, an event dedicated to fostering skills and physical well-being (Miami Gardens)

📚 Attend the grand opening of South Florida's newest independent bookstore, Sweet Haven Books, located in Historic Cauley Square (Miami)

🇯🇵 March to the beat of your own drum and learn what a Taiko show sounds like by joining Fushu Daiko for a percussion-heavy performance with ‘the heartbeat of Japan’ (West Kendall)

🎨 Listen in on a talk with artist Leonardo Drew and learn about his contemplative abstract sculptural works during the latest edition of the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series (Miami / Online)

💃 Tear up the dance floor during the latest edition of Extra Credit featuring X-Coast along with Miami's own Patrick Walsh and DJ Ray on the decks (Downtown)


🎥 Watch the heartwarming film "Duty Free" as part of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center's Indie Flicks series — screening Sunday, Nov. 7 through Wednesday, Nov. 10 (Online)

🐶 Meet new furry friends and enjoy great food during an adoption event at Space Park (Little Haiti)


🍻 Meet the authors behind “The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures” at — where else? — Dogfish Head Miami (Wynwood)


🖐 Check out job opportunities as a security guard during a local job fair (Opa-locka)

🌱 Explore landscape ecology and our relationship to place by joining artist and FIU Assistant Professor of Art Fereshteh Toosi for "Forest Immersion and Plant Sounds," a contemplative deep dive into nature (Miami)


🗣️ Connect with Miami Tech at Freehold (Wynwood)

🍽 Enjoy a special one-night-only dinner at Orno with seven chefs from Food & Wine Best New Chef's Class of 2020(Coral Gables)

👋 That’s all for today

Thanks as always for reading to the end — see you tomorrow for the first Friday newsletter of November 2021.

Take care,

Zach at The New Tropic

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