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{August 5, 2009}   All things Miami this week

First up: My favorite local record store Sweat Records has two very cool events coming up:

  • Sweat along with Circuitree Records is helping raise funds for elementary school kids art supplies. This year’s school art budget is ZERO dollars. Art is so important and was always my favorite class in school. Come out to The Giving Tree, a mashup of live performances from local bands like Afrobeta, DJ sets and visual artists doing their thing. It’s happening TONIGHT at The Vagabond (30 NE14th St. Miami), Wednesday, August 5 starting at 9:30pm.
  • Sweat Records shop needs to raise funds to get their A/C back (an emergency in Miami). Sweat is holding a killer party to raise money and nonother than Iggy Pop will be the guest of honor. Pop is also lending his image to a series of Limited-edition t-shirts. Come out and support your local record store, Aug. 22, Awarehouse (550 NW 29th St., Miami 33127) in Wynwood starting @8pm.

Help Miami’s Arts CommunityWhat can you do to help the Miami Arts community?

You can:

  1. Vote YES in today’s Miami Herald opinion poll
  2. Send a letter to the Miami Herald in support of the Arts
  3. Write, email, send a letter or call your local Miami-Dade County Commissioner
  4. SAVE THE DATE! Thurs. September 3 and Thurs. September 17 – the Government’s Budget Hearings. Both begin @5pm
  5. Stay informed! Visit Arts Action Alliance Blog for updates
  6. Check out Miami Light Project for more info!

Other things happening in Miami:

  • UPDATE: DATE CHANGED!!! Go see Palo @ Kimbaracumbara (1644 SW8th St., Miami) Sat. Aug. 8 on Friday, Aug. 7 starting @11pm. Free entry before 10:30pm.
  • In case you didn’t know, it’s Miami Spice this month and next month! Annual sampling of signature dishes from top Miami restaurants at discount prices.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 22, @7pm in Coral Gables, Books & Books presents Not Your Mother’s Open Mic Night, another freestylin’, share-your-muse evening for the 19-and-under crew (only!). Share your poetry, essays, monologues and mostly acoustic music with us. Each participant is limited to five minutes (yes, that means you, too) and the number of participants is limited, too. To throw your name into the ring, send an email to marketing@booksandbooks.com
  • Oh god, here we go. South Florida has a new TV show: Police Women of Broward County. Why do so many incidents on the TV show Cops take place in Miami? Now we have our own cop show. Watch if you dare, Thursdays starting this Thursday @9pm on TLC
  • Summer Sale with Miami’s coolest company Ecoist. Recycled Hangbags!
  • Follow your favorite Miami Heat player on Twitter
  • Here’s something a little outside of Miami, but for those Miamians who have a Disney annual pass that expires in September or later Disney has a promotion that is giving you 3 months more for the price of 12 months – you get 15 months of Disney going fun.
  • And finally, also outside Miami, a weekend Road Trip for the kids to Fort Myers to see Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium: Heroes in Action. Includes 12 inch GI-Joe action figures!
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