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Here are some of the best things to do in Miami this weekend (and next week)

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Friday, July 9

Premiering Friday at Tower Theater, I Carry You With Me (Te Llevo Conmigo) focuses on a love story between an aspiring chef (Armando Espitia) and a teacher (Christian Vázquez) that begins in Mexico and makes its way to New York City. The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the NEXT Innovator and Audience Awards. For its Miami debut on Friday, Tower will be handing out free tacos and tequila with the purchase of a movie ticket. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, at Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-237-2463; towertheatermiami.com. Tickets cost $11.75.

No stranger to spinning at the biggest clubs in the world, Alesso brings his sound-selection mastery to Story on Friday. The Grammy-nominated producer rose to fame at the height of the EDM craze in the early 2010s thanks to tracks like the Calvin Harris collaboration “Under Control” and “Heroes (We Could Be),” featuring Tove Lo. He’s also been a mainstay on DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs list since 2011, peaking at number 13 in 2013 and 2015. 11 p.m. Friday, at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami; 305-479-4426; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $75 to $90 via tixr.com.

For its Miami debut on Friday, Tower Theater will be handing out free tacos and tequila with the purchase of a movie ticket premiering the new film, I Carry You With Me (Te Llevo Conmigo). (Photo: Visit Ventura)

Saturday, July 10

Local rock outfit Better Strangers is set to play at Gramps on Saturday. The band consists of guitarist Joey Rodriguez, bassist Yang Waingarten, drummer Nic Collins, and singer deCasa, who joined in 2020. Aiming to “make rock relevant again,” Better Strangers released their debut EP, Luna’s Daydream, back in April. You can be the judge of whether they succeed when they perform under Gramps’ palapa stage. 7 p.m. Saturday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Tickets cost $10 via eventbrite.com.

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First There Was OnlyFans, and Then There Was Instagram

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In true Faceb…Meta fashion, OnlyFans key feature is being cherry-picked in a move to bring creator subscriptions to Instagram.

If you have it, Meta wants it too. First was Snapchat’s stories before TikToks was transformed into reels, and how could we forget Facebook’s dreaded marketplace? It was only a matter of time before IG introduced its own subscription service, given the immense revenue opportunities afforded to creators on OnlyFans.

Looking through the details of the announcement, the subscription service, which is first being implemented in the US via select creators, will follow a model bearing the most similarities to Patreon.

🎉 Subscriptions 🎉

Subscriptions allow creators to monetize and become closer to their followers through exclusive experiences:

– Subscriber Lives

– Subscriber Stories

– Subscriber Badges

We hope to add more creators to this test in the coming months. More to come. ✌🏼 pic.twitter.com/SbFhN2QWMX

— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) January 19, 2022

Once the service is made available to them, creators will be able to add a subscription button to their profiles and set a monthly cost of their choosing.

In a bid to offer a more intimate form of engagement on the platform, those that subscribe will receive access to exclusive lives, stories, and badges.

This model has been utilized via Patreon by podcasters and Youtubers for quite some time, allowing creators to offer different tiers of rewards, including exclusive content, previews, and access to Discord servers.

Though this model is nothing particularly new, it’ll provide influencers and creators on the platform the opportunity for a new revenue stream. Taking into consideration how much the current algorithm favors paid sponsorships and marketplace content can affect potential engagement-based revenue opportunities, this is a big win for the platform’s users.

There’s no indication as to when these features will roll out globally, and in the meantime, remain in the testing stages for a handful of US users.

The question is – which app’s core function will Meta come for next?

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No-One Pairs Shirts and Hoodies Like A$AP Rocky, But We’re Gonna Try

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Imagine it’s 2015. A$AP Rocky has just performed with 21 Pilots at the VMA awards wearing a Gosha Rubchinsky tracksuit layered under a plaid shirt — an outfit that all of Instagram agrees is fire.

Since that mid-2010s style moment, wearing a flannel shirt and a hoodie has transcended from being a weird styling choice to one that we wouldn’t think twice about doing. And Rocky has continued to show us how it’s done.

Worn in the music video for Tony Tone and L$D, at the launch event for his Guess Originals collaboration, or while doing some charity work, it has kind of become one of his style trademarks. And his latest masterclass in matching a flannel shirt with a hoodie came from a date night with Rihanna.

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For his latest pairing, the A$AP Mob frontman opted for a hoodie from one of his favorite designers, Raf Simons. The green hoodie comes from one of the Belgian designer’s most lauded shows, his FW2001 collection dubbed “riot riot riot”. Yeah, the show where the infamous camo bomber jacket came from.

Partially hiding this Raf grail was a blue, red, and yellow flannel shirt that was layered on top of it. Of course, any outfit that includes a flannel shirt is likely to warrant a Kurt Cobain comparison and the ripped wide-leg jeans that Rocky opted for only added a further grunge element.

The early 2010s are set for a comeback this year as a development of the Y2K trend that has been rife in fashion and it looks like Rocky is joining us in reminiscing over the era that he introduced us to pairing hoodies and flannel shirts. Could we even go as far as saying this latest look is a little bit indie sleaze?

While none of us are ever going to rock a flannel shirt and hoodie as well as the A$AP Mob frontman, we are going to give it a go with the combinations below.

Shop our favorite hoodie and shirt combinations

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Rick Owens’ Has A Bright Idea for FW22

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When it comes to Rick Owens, we never know what to expect.

Over the past decade, Owens has created a loyal following of both fashion enthusiasts as well as kids on the internet with his unique and futuristic designs, as well as his constant push to create something out of the ordinary. This season, it was combining headwear with lightbulbs.

Models paraded down the dark dungeon-inspired runway with headwear inspired by ancient Egypt, accented by bright shining lights powered by a small power bank that the models carried with them. The hats aren’t just hats, though, they also double as lamps. “They’re all free-standing,” Owens told Vogue.

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As with any Rick Owens show, there were almost too many outstanding moments to just pick one. But Instagram chose its favorite quicky: the “Urinal” top. When I woke up this morning, it had made pretty much every Instagram story. Its deeper meaning? I have no idea.

The collection also saw signature Rick elements, such as padded bomber jackets, cropped puffers, layered knits, and of course, exaggerated shoulders. Although the collection mainly followed a muted color palette of black, grey, and whites, pops of pink and orange was seamlessly woven through the range.

Pink cowhide vests that zip all the way up (I’m still unsure how models were able to see anything in these?), floor-lenght chain. harnesses, 3M coats, and plenty of bare chests made Rick Owens’ Fall/Winter 2022 one to remember.

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On-feet were new iterations of Owens’ popular Kiss boots, as well as a new collaboration with Converse. Described as “blown-up Converse TURBOWPN and Converse DRKSTAR” in the show notes, the sneakers are similar to his previous partnership with the label.

To summarize it all, Rick Owens’ Fall/Winter 2022 collection was proof that despite navigating a pandemic, the designer hasn’t lost an ounce of creativity through it.

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