Artist and designer Alex Leshansky has been using the @36daysoftype exercise as an opportunity to illustrate some of Florida’s most colorful critters. Not only are his drawings beautiful, but they’re educational to boot. 😍 | Want to see your own picture in this space? Tag either #thenewtropic or @thenewtropic to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @off_thedribble)
🖋 Today is the last day of Florida’s regular legislative session, and for better or worse, state lawmakers have been quite busy. As of writing, and in no particular order, the Florida legislature appears poised to pass the following:
Phew! If there’s anything we missed, please let us know. Keep in mind that the unexpected has become the norm rather than the exception in American politics over the last half-decade — some of these proposals are still subject to change.
In other news...
💃 There are a whole lot of sounds swirling around Miami this weekend: III Points x Secret Project is taking place in Virginia Key today and tomorrow, as is Bayfront Jazz Festival. The latter is going down at — you guessed it — Bayfront Park and will feature performances by all-time greats like Roy Ayers and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Everybody loves the sunshine 🌞. (III Points / Bayfront Jazz Festival)
🌅 Speaking of musical Miami gatherings, Rakastella announced yesterday afternoon that it’ll be returning to Virginia Key in December. The annual Art Basel event started in 2017 and has become a beloved gathering for dance floor fiends who enjoy beats of the psychedelic variety and prefer parties that go well into the morning. Writing from experience, it really doesn’t get much better than watching the sun pierce the horizon to the sound of Lindstrøm’s “I Feel Space” — tickets go on sale at the official website on Monday, May 10. (Rakastella via Instagram)
🗓 As of yesterday, advance appointments are no longer required at COVID-19 vaccination sites operated by Miami-Dade County. Times can still be scheduled at miamidade.gov/vaccine or by calling 305-614-2014, but it shouldn’t be an issue if you didn’t make one ahead of time. Folks, it’s never been easier to get the shot — what’re you waiting for? 👀 (Local 10)