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Hurricane Irma: 19 ways to help in South Florida

With power outages and water shortages due to Hurricane Irma, now is the time for South Florida to band together and help one another. Here are a few fun ways to do so.

Magic City Hurricane Relief Concert, at The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St.; 305-351-0366 or TheWynwoodYard.com. 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The Wynwood Yard has partnered with Miami’s Villain Theater along with sponsors such as Rock the Moon Productions and Sofar Sounds Miami for a one-night-only hurricane relief concert. The lineup of local acts includes Magic City Hippies along with Chantil Dukart, Alejandro Elizondo, Cleveland Jones with Tony Laurencio of Afrobeta, and ITAWE from Locos Por Juana and Elastic Bond. A $10 donation is suggested. Money raised will be split between the Hurricane Irma Community Recovery Fund, which helps in rebuilding underserved communities like Overtown, Homestead and Liberty City, and Third Wave Volunteers, which supplies solar lights and disaster relief to Monroe County. RSVP for the event on Eventbrite.

Rooftop Relief Concert, 1657 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-901-5900. From 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

The concert at the Filling Station Lofts features singer-songwriter Brandon O’Hara, a one-man-band who plays rock, reggae, blues and hip-hop on piano and guitar. While the concert is free, attendees are asked to bring at least one of the following:

Canned, ready-to-eat items with pull tops (e.g., vegetables, fruit); protein in pouches or pull-top cans (e.g., tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken); snacks such as granola or breakfast bars; peanut butter; toiletries; paper towels and toilet paper; diapers; and cleaning supplies such as mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, bleach and garbage bags

Guests are asked to RSVP in advance at Eventbrite.

Meat Market Palm Beach, 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach; 561-354-9800. From 4 to 8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 21.

Meat Market Palm Beach will hold a canned food drive during happy hour on Thursday. They’ve partnered with the Oasis Compassion Agency to help aide victims in the Florida Keys. Please note, many of these residents do not have power and may not have can openers, so easy-open, non-perishable goods are best for donation.

Pouring for a Cause, at Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818. From 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21

Grab a designated driver before cruising through 15 drink stations at the Rusty Pelican. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $50 at the door, which grants access to the event plus beverages. Appetizers will be passed around. There will also be a silent auction and raffles with all proceeds benefiting the United States Bartenders' Guild National Charity Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Fund, which will assist those in hospitality who have been affected by Hurricane Irma. Monetary donations can also be made at the event.

Party With A Purpose with Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan, at Lenore Nolan-Ryan Catering & Cooking School in the Galt Ocean Plaza, 3311 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-491-2340, LenoreNolanRyan.com. From 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.

Local chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan hosts a free party to benefit The Pantry of Broward, a food pantry that serves seniors that lost three months of supplies during Hurricane Irma. Free tapas and small bites will be served at the party but guests are asked to pay for all drinks. 100 percent of drink sales will go directly to The Pantry. Guests can also purchase raffle tickets for prizes such as cooking classes with Lenore or gift certificates to restaurants, hair salons and massage therapists. There will also be a box for canned goods or monetary donations.

Naples Day Trip. Meet on St. Thomas University campus at the Fernandez Family Center, 16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami. From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The Miami Dolphins and Samaritan’s Purse have organized a day trip to the Gulf Coast of Florida to provide help in Naples. A bus will drive over with volunteers who will spend the day rebuilding homes and cleaning the city. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring snacks. For more information, call the Dolphins at 305-943-7900. Register online or email volunteers@dolphins.com.

Benihana, multiple locations throughout Florida including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables; Benihana.com. From Saturday, Sept. 23, through Monday, Sept. 25.

Ten Benihana restaurants in Florida (all but Key West) along with one Samurai and two RA Sushi restaurants will donate 10 percent of revenue to Volunteer Florida, the state’s lead agency for disaster relief.

Art Walk, Boynton Beach Art District, 410 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach. From 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Boynton Beach’s Mayor Steven B. Grant along with Lexi Savage of The United Way and Rolando Chang Barrero of The Box Gallery have organized a supply drive to coincide with the Art Walk. They will be collecting supplies to donate to the Keys as art lovers stroll through open studios while listening to live music. The Art Walk needs volunteers to collect supplies. If you’d like to help, please email RolandoBarrero@mac.com.

Miami To The Rescue, at Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami. From 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24

Head to Blackbird Ordinary for a Sunday funday that will provide aide to the Keys and Cuba. The fundraiser will have performances by Locos Por Juana and Suenalo as well as raffles and a silent auction. Other activities include a puppy kissing booth, dunk tank and cotton candy machine. The $40 entry includes drinks and food. Purchase tickets in advance on Eventbrite.

Tap 42, in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Miami and Coral Gables; Tap42.com. Through Sunday, Sept. 24.

Head to any Tap 42 location and order the Adios Irma cocktail. The $10 drink is served in a goblet and made with gin, basil, syrup and M.I.A. Beer Company’s Cucumber and Lemon Lime HRD WTR, a gluten-free, 5 percent alcohol-by-volume hard sparkling water.

Tap 42 and M.I.A Beer Company have partnered with Feeding South Florida and will donate 100 percent of proceeds from the Adios Irma to hurricane relief efforts.

Cabo Flats, in Dolphin Mall in Miami, CityPlace in Doral, Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach, CityPlace in West Palm Beach, and in Jupiter; CaboFlats.com. Through Sunday, Sept. 24.

All South Florida Cabo Flats restaurants are collecting the following items: Toilet paper, paper towels, personal hygiene products, diapers, baby wipes, formula, canned foods like vegetables and fruits, and dry goods such as cereal, crackers and granola bars. Cabo Cares, a volunteer-group associated with Cabo Flats, will go to the Keys and donate the goods directly to people in need. Anyone who dines at Cabo Flats while wearing the motorcycle apparel brand Cartel Baggers will have 10 percent of their check donated to relief efforts as well.

Hurricane Recovery Benefit Jam, at Open Stage Club, 2325 Galiano St., Coral Gables; MiamiJazz.org. At 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

The Miami Jazz Coop hosts a weekly Monday Jazz series. The Sept. 25 show will donate 100 percent of ticket sales to hurricane relief, specifically geared toward impoverished communities. Tickets cost $25 to $50. More than 15 musicians are scheduled to perform.

Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, through Sept. 26.

Bring in any of the items listed below and receive free admission to the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Donations will go to Feeding South Florida and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

Items requested: Peanut butter, cereal (hot and cold), pasta, rice, beans, canned vegetables, soups, canned tuna and meat, fruit cups, water, baby products, hygiene products, non-perishable, easily opened food, clothes and shoes for children and teenagers, and bug spray

Chefs’ Dinner for the Keys, at Avocado Grill, 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-301-4998. At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Chefs from Avocado Grill, Cholo Soy Cocina and Buccan have teamed up for a hurricane relief dinner at Avocado Grill on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The five-course, Key West-themed meal will feature items such as clams in passion fruit and chile broth, pickled watermelon salad with avocado mousse and deconstructed Key lime pie. Each course will be paired with an island cocktail. Tickets cost $95, and $30 from each ticket will go directly to the Florida Disaster Fund. Reservations are required and must be done through Jennifer Martinez, 561-301-4998 or Jennifer@JLMCommunications.net.

Benefit Concert for the Florida Keys, at Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub, 2885 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; 561-330-3153 or TimFinnegansIrishPub.com. From 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Paul Castronovo of “The Paul Castronovo Show” will emcee the night as raggae-rock band The Joe Cotton Band headline Tim Finnegan’s benefit concert. Guests will receive one free drink with the purchase of a $20 ticket, along with discounted food and access to a complimentary dessert bar, which includes Key lime pies from City Oyster and mini cheesecakes from Big Momma's House of Sweets, to name a few. All proceeds from the night will go to hurricane aide. A GoFundMe page has also been created.

"Huracán" by Millionyoung

Miami artist Millionyoung is using music to raise funds and give back. On his Facebook page he wrote, “I was fortunate to keep power long enough to write some new tunes during the hurricane last week, but others took a serious hit. Peep the new standalone single ‘Huracán.’ All proceeds will be going toward hurricane relief All Hands Volunteers (hands.org/) and ASPCA animal rescue efforts (aspca.org/).”

Cocktails for the Keys, at KYU, 251 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-577-0150 or kyumiami.com.

Until further notice, bring in a case of water or five non-perishable food items and receive one complimentary cocktail from KYU. The cocktails will rotate daily. All donations received will go to Feeding South Florida and other local non-profits.

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-434-9600. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Oct. 1.

The science museum has partnered with Feeding South Florida to collect food and hygienic supplies for South Florida communities affected by the storm. Monroe County and the Florida Keys will also receive donations. The museum asks for people to drop off items at the museum-facing loading dock on Biscayne Boulevard. The list of items includes:

Water, applesauce, fruit cups, beans, canned meals, canned soups, canned tuna, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, rice, water bottles and jugs.

Also: anti-bacterial wipes, body lotion, cleaning products, combs and brushes, dental floss, deodorant, dish soap, disposable diapers and wipes, hand and bath soap, hand sanitizer, and laundry detergent.

Please do not bring any items that are homemade, not in original packaging, expired, contaminated or in glass. Alcoholic beverages and energy drinks are also prohibited.

Those who cannot brings supplies can make monetary donations at FeedingSouthFlorida.org.

“An Evening With Victor Victoria” at Lips, 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 305-597-4404. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Dan Linblade, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and Heiko Dobrikow, executive vice president of the Las Olas Company, will make their stage debut at Lips’ “An Evening With Victor Victoria.” The show and fundraiser supports hurricane relief efforts, in partnership with Neighbors 4 Neighbors. Lindblade and Dobrikow will be made over by the ladies of Lips, who will perform throughout the three-course dinner. VIP tickets cost $150 and include two cocktails with dinner, plus priority seating. General admission includes the three-course dinner. Tax, gratuity and valet parking are included with both tickets.

Tickets can be purchased through Neighbors 4 Neighbors at BlackTie-SouthFlorida.com.

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