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Good afternoon, South Florida. It's a new week. Be kind to each other.

(Photo: Michael Laughlin)

1. Never again

On Friday night at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, pop singer Austin Mahone, old-time (that is, the 1990s) South Florida rock band Saigon Kick and a number of other local and national acts played a benefit concert for victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. You can view pictures from the show here and find other ways to help the survivors and victims' families here

Recommended listening: "Afraid of Nothing" by Sharon Van Etten


(Photo: Michele Eve Sandberg)

2. Did you eat?

The latest South Beach Wine and Food Festival ended on Sunday, but not before we were able to photograph three of the fest's Fort Lauderdale events: the Rooftop Rose Happy Hour hosted by Kristin Cavallari; the Asian food-themed Lucky Chopsticks hosted by Andrew Zimmern; and a clambake hosted by Emeril Lagasse. Sorry if we caught you with your mouth full.

Recommended listening: "Lucky 88" by Speedy Ortiz   


(Photo: Barbara Corbellini Duarte)

3. Okee dokey 

If you're planning to camp out at this weekend's Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival -- meaning you're also planning to not sleep or eat decent food for four days straight -- Phillip Valys has put together this guide to everything you need to think about now so you don't have to think about anything at all come Thursday

Recommended listening: "Mahogany Dread" by Hiss Golden Messenger


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4. Now you see it 

Magician David Blaine announced today that his next tour will play this summer at the Arsht Center in Miami. As Ben Crandell reports, Blaine "has been buried alive for a week; spent three days encased in a 6-ton block of ice; stood atop a 100-foot pillar in New York’s Bryant Park for 36 hours, with no safety net; stood for 72 hours surrounded by 1 million volts of electricity; and spent a week submerged in a water-filled sphere at Lincoln Center." Whatever. Wake me when he drives from Deerfield Beach to Miami on a weekday afternoon in less than an hour.

Recommended listening: "Oom Sha La La" by Haley Heynderickx


(Photo: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood)

5. Picture this 

This Friday, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is raffling off the 98 artworks on view in its exhibition "Exposed." Phillip Valys writes that participating artists include "local notables such as Harumi Abe, Pablo Cano, Randy Burman, Jen Clay, William Cordova, Tina La Porta, Henning Haupt and Francie Bishop Good." Raffle tickets start at $375.

Recommended listening: "What if We Give It Away?" by R.E.M.

— compiled by editor Jake Cline,

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