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Martin Vassolo
Updated 9 hours ago - Things to Do

How you can help Hurricane Ian recovery efforts

Illustration of a bag of groceries and money.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

If you want to help those affected by Hurricane Ian, here are some resources available:

Florida Disaster Fund: The state's official private relief fund was "established to assist Florida's communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster," according to its website.

Latin Music Week: Ozuna, Camilo to perform for free

Ozuna wears a red-and-white patterned jacket and sunglasses as he points to the sky.
Ozuna. Photo: Cristina Andina/Redferns

Billboard Latin Music Week kicks off today in Miami, and organizers are calling it the largest gathering for Latin music in the world.

Lucky for you: Organizers have set up two free concerts at Oasis Wynwood (2335 N. Miami Ave.) as part of the Billboard En Vivo series.

Your Miami weekend guide: Soccer, Spice and saplings

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

We made it through the week! Now it's time to kick back and relax.

  • Check out these events happening around Miami:

Monstrous haunted house to open at Jungle Island

A haunted house character is dressed up like a clown.
Photo courtesy of The Horrorland

Chainsaw-wielding farmers and frightening clowns will terrorize the public at Jungle Island in Miami this fall.

What's happening: The Horrorland Scream Park is expanding its Halloween festival to the 18-acre space.

Deirdra Funcheon
Sep 19, 2022 - Sports

Jai alai's Hail Mary: ESPN to air series on Miami-based league

A jai alai player with a wicker cesta.
A jai alai player in Miami back in 2001. Photo: David LeFranc/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Professional jai-alai teams once played at more than a dozen venues across the U.S. in the fast-moving sport's heyday, back in the 1970s and '80s.

  • Now they play at just one fronton (court): Miami's Magic City Casino. But a fresh deal with ESPN could bring the sport into 200 million homes.

Beautify Miami-Dade beaches on Coastal Cleanup Day

Plastic bottles pollute a coastline.
Photo courtesy of VolunteerCleanup.org

Did your parents ever tell you, "Your room doesn't clean itself"? Well, neither do our beaches.

What's happening: An environmental group out of Miami is organizing dozens of beach and bay cleanups across Miami-Dade County this Saturday as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Deirdra Funcheon
Sep 15, 2022 - News

NFT of Celia Cruz's iconic wig up for sale

Celia Cruz wears a blonde bob wig and an orange dress.
The late salsa icon Celia Cruz. Photo courtesy of The Celia Cruz Legacy Project

The Boca Raton-based company formerly known as Hair Club for Men — now just HairClub — is commissioning a replica of one of Celia Cruz's iconic wigs, creating an NFT of it, and auctioning it off.

What's happening: Archetype-IO, a Miami-based Web3 interactive tech company, has been working with Cruz's estate to create an NFT collection honoring the Queen of Salsa's legacy and extravagant style with never-before-seen footage and memorabilia.

Martin Vassolo
Sep 13, 2022 - News

Miami interior designers star in new Netflix reality show

A man and woman kiss at a construction site
Good relationships are built on solid foundations. Construction crews are optional. Photo: Screenshot of Netflix trailer

A Miami "power couple" — Ray and Eilyn Jimenez — are the stars of a new Netflix reality show about their lives as competing interior designers.

Driving the news: "Designing Miami," which comes out Sept. 21, follows the Jimenezes as they take on projects in Miami's luxury real estate market and build their own home, all while navigating their clashing design philosophies.

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