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15 events that put the 'fun' in fundraiser

The fall-winter season in South Florida has the best parties, most of them so much fun you forget they were created to raise money for a good cause. As you synchronize your calendar, here is a highly subjective list of some favorite fundraisers and events planned by especially engaging nonprofits in the next several months. Can you say bacon, beer and Batman?

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Weekend preview: Men in boots, men in heels

Not that I wouldn’t have acknowledged it anyway, but the heat taken around the house recently for pointing out to readers that the 2016 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar will have its unveiling party on Sept.

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Ticket alert: The Weeknd tour coming to Miami

Sweet-voiced R&B lothario the Weeknd, set to release the album “Beauty Behind the Madness” on Friday, Aug. 28, will bring its supporting tour to Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on Dec. 19.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 28, at LiveNation.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Prices are $36.50, $66.50 and $96.50. Halsey and Travis Scott are the opening acts.

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Weekend preview: Black, white and green

The gift shop at the Norton Museum is sold out of “Black Power/Flower Power,” a companion book to its current exhibition “The Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers.” More of the $30 hardcovers have been ordered and are expected to arrive early next week.

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Blood and depravity: This means GWAR!

World domination isn’t as easy as it sounds, so GWAR has extended its 30th anniversary summer tour with three dozen performances of its satirical death metal that include a show at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Nov. 27.

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Ticket alert: iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina in Miami

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Don Omar, Marco Antonio Solis and Prince Royce are among the acts that will top the bill at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, coming to Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on Nov. 7.

Tickets for the mega-concert go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at iHeartRadio.com/fiesta. Prices are $29-$159, plus fees.

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