If you love big events, big movies, bold stageplays and cinema classics, you won’t be disappointed with our list of upcoming Great Gables Events.
Saturday morning at 10am, take the kids to Books & Books for Storytime and Craft. At 2pm, catch the very clever Dorothy Meets Alice at the Miracle Theatre.
For a bit of excitement, try Fiesta Flamenca at Bellmont Restaurant Saturday evening featuring Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, one of the best professional Flamenco companies in the country.
Late Night movie fans will flock Friday and Saturday at midnight to see Reservoir Dogs, the 1992 Tarantino classic recently remastered in stunning 35mm quality.
Of course, you can only see the epic Dunkirk on eye-catching 70mm at Coral Gables Art Cinema. Experience this amazing movie in all its glory in the intimate setting of this world-famous cinema.
If you appreciate the work of actress Catherine Deneuve, don’t miss her in The Midwife at Cosford Cinema.
Enjoy the mid-summer season by making time for family and friends in the coming days. Cheers!
Robert and Robin Burr
Coral Gables Museum Brick Program
In 1938, the keystone was laid for the Coral Gables Police and Fire Station. In 1986, the Depression-era marvel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, this historic treasure became the home of the Coral Gables Museum, a visitor center for tourists and a cultural center for the city’s residents. The Coral Gables Museum’s brick campaign provides the opportunity to honor your loved one or community group in a special, everlasting way. Bricks will be placed in the Museum Courtyard and Plaza. Donors will be invited to an unveiling reception. Show your support for the Coral Gables Museum by becoming a member and purchasing a brick for $250. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org
Informed Consent at GableStage
Morality and bioethics collide on stage. With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by Deborah Zoe Laufer, one of the most exciting voices in American theater, Informed Consent is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon, Informed Consent takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. The play begins this weekend and continues through August 27. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org
Catherine Deneuve in The Midwife at Cosford Cinema
Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost. Cosford Cinema is located on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861. http://www.cosfordcinema.com
Finding Mona Lisa at the Miracle Theatre
In his newest play, Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever explores the history of the world’s most famous painting, including Leonardo da Vinci’s meeting of Senora del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) and his masterful creation of her indelible countenance. This historical, funny and intriguing new piece presents highlights throughout the painting’s infamous past, including her vandalism, her theft, her journey to America (at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) and the various places she spent her storied lifespan, including hanging in Napoleon’s bedroom, before her final resting place at the Louvre. The play continues through August 13. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, plus Sunday at 3pm. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org
Dunkirk (in 70mm) at Gables Art Cinema
The nerve-racking war thriller Dunkirk is the movie Christopher Nolan’s entire career has been building up to, in ways that even he may not have realized. He’s taken the British Expeditionary Force’s 1940 evacuation from France, early in World War II — a moment of heroism-in-defeat that has become an integral part of Britain’s vision of itself — and turned it into a nesting doll of increasingly breathless ticking-clock narratives. Some filmgoers might be expecting a sprawling, grandiose war epic. Instead, Nolan gives us one of the leanest, most ingenious studio films in quite a while: an intercutting montage of competing timelines that expand and contract and collide in ways both inevitable and surprising. And somehow, it’s also uncharacteristically intimate. The film itself is a testament to the value of loss — to the idea that life, honor, and triumph wait on the far side of failure. That was, of course, the gist of newly appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s resounding speech delivered in the wake of the retreat. In the end, Dunkirk suggests that how you handle the most deflating existential defeat may well be the very thing that saves you. We all kind of need to be reminded of that these days. The only theater in South Miami-Dade playing Dunkirk in ultra high-definition 70mm film, Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org
Now Playing at the Landmark Movie Theatre
The Landmark at Merrick Park is a seven screen movie theater located on the third floor of the Village of Merrick Park. A sophisticated bar and lounge area makes it an all-encompassing destination for food, drink and entertainment. Currently playing: Atomic Blonde, Dunkirk, Lady McBeth, Baby Driver, War For The Planet of The Apes, Spiderman, Despicable Me 3, Beatriz At Dinner, Wonder Woman. Call 786-574-4116. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/miami/the-landmark-at-merrick-park
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