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Great Gables Events – weekend of August 18

Greetings,

Kids will be heading back to school soon, and the annual Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. The warm days of summer are not yet waning. Keep an eye on the weather; those Cape Verde storms are never quite predictable, and some will be heading our way.

It’s the time of year for adventurous dining experiences and good deals, so look around for special offers at your favorite venues, and take a chance on trying some new eating establishments.

We hope you enjoy perusing these Great Gables Events listings and find a few opportunities to spend some quality time with family and friends in the coming days.

Robert and Robin Burr


Breakfast at Spring Chicken
ForkRise and shine campers. Y’all drop by Spring Chicken at 1514 S. Dixie Highway for breakfast offerings from 7am to 11am weekdays, or until 2pm on weekends. Top of the menu is Momma’s Egg & Sausage Biscuit, followed by the Blue Plate Breakfast, Chicken and Waffles, Mother Cluckin’ Biscuits & Gravy, and other Southern specialties. Bottomless coffee is only $2.49. Everything is made from scratch in-house daily. Call 305-504-2704. http://EatSpringChicken.com

Red Fish Grill promoting Miami Spice Menu
ForkOur friends at Red Fish Grill on the waterfront at Matheson Hammock (9610 Old Cutler Road) are showing off their Miami $39 Spice menu, available through September 30. Starters include Crab & Corn Chowder with Lump crab and roasted corn. Arugula & Beet Salad with roasted golden beets, smoked bacon, candied cashews, goat cheese, strawberry-lime vinaigrette. Shrimp Ceviche with mixed bell peppers, fried red quinoa, topped with micro cilantro and a passion fruit citrus dressing. Fried Calamari with Sweet chili banana sauce. Second course feature Pan Seared Snapper with fennel, red onion, cilantro, lemon-ginger vinaigrette, yucca chips. Grilled Salmon with lemon orzo, grape tomatoes, sweet peas, saffron aioli. Black Angus Hanger Steak with herb roasted vegetables, chimichurri. Parmesan Crusted Corvina with au gratin fingerling potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes, cilantro. Desserts include Homemade Key Lime Pie with graham cracker almond crust, whipped cream. Caramel Flan with toasted coconut, caramel sauce. Call 305-668-8788. http://www.redfishgrill.net/

Rice Mediterranean Kitchen opens on Restaurant Row
ForkTasty Mediterranean fare in a fast-casual environment has come to Restaurant Row at 164 Giralda. Rice Mediterranean Kitchen is officially open for lunch and dinner. Choose your grains from Basmati rice, brown rice or black lentils, plus greens: Romaine, Artisan Super Green or Mesclun. Or, choose a pita roll. Choose your dip and spreads: Hummus, Sriracha Tomato Hummus or Honey Nut Feta with Greek Yogurt Sumac, Charred Carrot Tahini or Smokey Eggplant Harissa. Chose your proteins from Slow Cooked Chicken Breast, Braised Beef or Falafel, Roasted Seasonal Veggies, Braised Lamb or Harrisa Roasted Chicken. Toppings and dressings include Kalamata Olives, Tomato, Shredded Romaine, Crumbled Feta, Cucumbers, Onion, Red Cabbage, Shredded Carrots, Pickled Banana Peppers, Lemon Wedge, Organic Chickpeas, Sumac Sauce, Spicy Sumac, Lemon Tahini, Harissa Vinagrette, and Lemon-Infused Olive Oil. Call 305-755-9588. http://ricekitchen.com/

Miami Spice specials at Gables Restaurants
It’s that time of year. Gables restaurants are rolling out their Miami Spice fixed price menus. Lunches (and brunches) are $23, while dinners are set at $39 through September. There is no membership or sign-up required to enjoy Miami Spice. Simply visit the individual webpage of the restaurant you want to visit and make sure to check the days of the week that the restaurant offers Miami Spice lunch/brunch or dinner. Reservations are strongly recommended. http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/special-offers/monthly-deals/miami-spice-month/miami-spice-month-search-results/?loc=CORALGAB&progcode=Spice

Informed Consent at GableStage
theaterMorality 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

Now Playing at the Landmark Movie Theatre
CinemaThe 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: Lucky Logan, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Wind River, The Glass Castle, An Inconvenient Sequel, Detroit, Dunkirk, The Dark Tower, Atomic Blonde, Spiderman. Call 786-574-4116. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/miami/the-landmark-at-merrick-park

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Great Gables Events – weekend of August 11

Greetings,

The dog days of summer are upon us, but there’s plenty of fine events in store in the coming days. With Miami Spice fixed price menus, its a good time to visit your favorite restaurants and experience some new venues as well.

It’s also your last weekend to Find Mona Lisa at the Miracle Theatre. Cinema buffs will enjoy “From The Land Of The Moon” at Cosford Cinema and “Amnesia” at Gables Cinema, not to mention the Late Night Movie: Vampire Hunter D. If you still have not experienced Dunkirk in 70mm, don’t wait… it won’t last forever.

Saturday is Family Day on Aragon with special events at the book store, the museum and the cinema, starting at 10am. See the calendar listings for details.

Don’t forget that Restaurant Row (Giralda between Ponce and Galiano) is new closed to cars, offering pedestrians free rein to stroll and enjoy this delightful outdoor space.

Robert and Robin Burr


Miami Spice specials at Gables Restaurants
It’s that time of year. Gables restaurants are rolling out their Miami Spice fixed price menus. Lunches (and brunches) are $23, while dinners are set at $39 through September. There is no membership or sign-up required to enjoy Miami Spice. Simply visit the individual webpage of the restaurant you want to visit and make sure to check the days of the week that the restaurant offers Miami Spice lunch/brunch or dinner. Reservations are strongly recommended. http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/special-offers/monthly-deals/miami-spice-month/miami-spice-month-search-results/?loc=CORALGAB&progcode=Spice

Amnesia at Gables Cinema
CinemaWhen Jo comes to Ibiza to be a DJ at the club Amnesia, he befriends Martha (Marthe Keller in a career-capping performance) a solitary woman who’s trying to forget her past. As their friendship deepens into intimacy, Martha puts everything she has lived by into question. Director Barbet Schroeder is an indispensable figure in world cinema, as producer of films as varied as Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales and Nestor Almendros’ Conducta Impropia; and as director of Oscar-nominated films such as Barfly and Reversal of Fortune. His new opus is a meditation on Germany’s responsibility for its past. How does one protest one of the most unspeakably terrible events in human history, especially when one’s compatriots were active participants in the atrocity? The building blocks of Jo’s electronic music are like the shards of the life Martha has discarded. Amnesia is a haunting masterwork where willful loss of memory is a symptom of denial. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org

Breakfast at Books & Books
Books & BooksCafé at Books & Books in Coral Gables is serving breakfast every day from 9 to 11am. The delicious menu is “eye-opening” and just what you need to start the day off right. Avocado toast, Smoked Salmon, Spinach Quesadilla, Organic Oatmeal and Banana Bread. All made fresh daily, using locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. Get going with the nutrients you need to keep you sharp and healthy all day at Books & Books, 265 Aragon. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

The Epic Dunkirk continues in 70mm
CinemaThe 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. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org

Informed Consent at GableStage
theaterMorality 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

Final Curtain: Finding Mona Lisa at the Miracle Theatre
theaterIn 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

Now Playing at the Landmark Movie Theatre
CinemaThe 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: An Inconvenient Sequel, Detroit, Dunkirk, The Dark Tower, Atomic Blonde, 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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Great Gables Events – weekend of July 28

Greetings,

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
MuseumIn 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
theaterMorality 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
CinemaTwo 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
theaterIn 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
CinemaThe 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
CinemaThe 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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