If you have a few spare moments, we’d like to invite you to check out our new events calendar we’re developing for Great Gables Events. We want to make it a bit easier for you to find events in Coral Gables based on a particular date or time, the type of event or the location. We hope you’ll find this new Great Gables Events calendar informative and useful.
Banners: Sometimes its great to peruse the banners on the events page to get ideas for upcoming events, a good place for a meal, to order take-out or to decide on a good place to meet up with friends. Do you find the banners for restaurants, bars and other local businesses helpful? Have you ever clicked on them to visit their web site for more information?
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Gables Restaurant Week (Three Weeks)
Downtown Coral Gables is celebrating the 10th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week from June 5th to 25th with exciting new restaurants and new unique events. This year, treat your taste buds to new flavors from newcomers Zucca, Plomo Taco & Tequila Bar, Copper29, House Kitchen & Bar and more, and go back to old favorites like Fratellino, Le Provencal, Red Koi, etc. Make sure to ask for the Coral Gables Restaurant Week prix fixe menu. https://restaurantweek.shopcoralgables.com/
The Commune at Gables Cinema
Thomas Vinterberg (Far from the Madding Crowd, The Hunt, The Celebration) returns to his native Denmark with this 70s-set tale of bohemian living. When academic Erik (Ulrich Thomsen) inherits a large house, wife Anna (Trine Dyrholm) suggests inviting friends and random eccentrics to cohabit. As tensions surface, peace, love and togetherness are tested. Driven by lead performances from Vinterberg’s Celebration stars Thomsen and Dyrholm, The Commune is a sharply observed study of how new values can quickly come into conflict with old habits and affiliations. Among its many prizes, The Commune won the European Academy Award for Best Editing and Danish Academy Awards for Best Screenplay Adaptation and Best Actress, a recognition Ms. Dyrholm also received at the Berlin Film Festival. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org
Summer Film Camp at Gables Cinema
The Florida Film Institute is excited to announce a summer partnership for the seventh year with the Coral Gables Cinema, June 12 to July 21, 2017. Up to 25 high school students ages 13 to 18 are invited to attend the summer workshops meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm. FFI gives students the opportunity to focus on essential and practical aspects of commercial motion picture production, including script preparation, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, directing, acting and music. Application deadline is June 1. Call 305-891-3456. http://www.flfilminstitute.org
Historical Marker: Coral Gables Riding Academy & Show Ring
The City of Coral Gables and the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables are joining efforts to unveil the Coral Gables Riding Academy & Show Ring historical marker on the 65th anniversary of its closing. The free event takes place on Tuesday, June 6 at 11am at 2320 Salzedo Street, in front of Ruth Chris Steakhouse. From 1930 to 1952, the Gazlay family managed the Coral Gables Riding Academy, bringing the beauty of horses and the excitement of horse shows to Coral Gables residents. The Academy played an important role in the local equestrian community and offered breakfast rides on Sundays which were very popular. Some horses at the Coral Gables Academy were well known. Silver, a pure white Arabian stallion, famous as the mount of the Lone Ranger in the movies, was the star at local events and parades. Silver was shod in special rubber shoes to provide for surer footing on pavement. The Academy’s Sunday breakfast rides were a weekly social event during the 1930s and 1940s. The rides wound through the Gables’ trails. When the riders reached “open country,” now the Riviera section of Coral Gables, they ate breakfast under the trees. The Coral Gables Riding Academy included an office, stable, and show ring. The original Gables location was on leased ground and moved outside Coral Gables in 1952.
Miracle Mile and Giralda Streetcape updates
Thanks to Commissioner Mike Mena for reminding us that we can find detailed construction updates, plan sequencing and scheduling, and other valuable updates on the Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue Streetscape project online. Demolition work at north side from Ponce de Leon to Salzedo is scheduled to start this week. The new Mile, and Giralda’s Restaurant Row are destined to make us a popular pedestrian wonderland. http://www.gablesstreetscape.com/
Plomo Taco Bar on the Mile brings Mexican theme
The new Plomo Tequila and Taco Bar at 230 Miracle Mile will offer fresh Mexican food, and creative drinks focused on Tequila and Mezcal. Ole! Watch for the soft opening in the coming days.
30-For-15 Lunch at JohnMartins
In the mood for some Irish fare with time to spare? How about a quick 30 minute lunch for only $15? Head over to JohnMartin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant at 253 Miracle Miles during lunch hour and be on your way in half the time. Every Monday through Friday, they offer great lunch specials like Shepherd’s Pie, Fish and Chips, and the award-winning JM Pub Burger. Pair your meal with a soft drink and you’ll enjoy the best 30-minute lunch in town, all for just $15. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.johnmartins.com/
click on the link above to view all the Great Gables Events scheduled for the coming days.