The mid-summer stretch brings warm weather and balmy nights to our little city. Our cultural calendar is hot as well, with plenty of delightful events in store for the coming days.
Make plans for some quality time with family and friends. Our list of Great Gables Events can get you started.
Robert and Robin Burr
Summer Camp Programs at the Museum
City Trekker Summer Camp 2017 offers 10 weeks of fun, educational activities for children ages 5to 12 through August 18th, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. City Trekker Summer Camp explores the City of Coral Gables through a variety of disciplines and takes advantage of the many cultural destinations and activities that The City Beautiful and the Museum have to offer. Through exhibits, special presentations, art activities and field trips campers will learn about art, nature, design, history and more. Campers also enjoy some splashin’ fun with a trip to Venetian Pool every session. The Coral Gables Museum provides a safe place to create, play and learn. Campers will be grouped according to age. Shirts, field trip fees, and Friday pizza lunch are included in the registration fee. Family and friends are invited to join the campers every Friday at 4pm for Friday Finales, special presentations featuring creative projects and accomplishments from the campers’ week-long adventures. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067. http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org
Nicole Kidman in The Beguiled at Gables Cinema
An injured Union soldier (Colin Farrell) arrives at an all-female Southern boarding school during the Civil War, whose owner and headmistress is Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman). Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounds and offer him shelter and companionship. By the time director Sofia Coppola unveils her haunting final shot and lets it linger for a minute, her wildly thrilling new movie has made one thing very clear: Even the most prim and possessed of women have always had needs, but men ought to be careful who they mess with. Kidman won a Special Prize at last month’s Cannes Film Festival, where Coppola became the second woman ever to win the Best Director award. The Beguiled is one of the first must-sees of the summer. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for cinema members. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org
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 begins on Wednesday, July 12 and 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
320 Gastro Lounge offers Peruvian-Japanese Cuisine
Located next to Yardhouse in the Shops at Merrick Park, 320 Gastro Lounge features an open kitchen and counter seating at the sushi-ceviche bar. The culinary team masterfully executes “Nikkei” (Japanese-Peruvian) and “Chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian) cuisine. At the open bar, enjoy a variety of piscos, sakes and signature cocktails. With 160 seats in the main dining area, they also offer an outdoor patio and a lounge area for late night cocktails. Every Saturday evening from 10am to 2am, you can reserve your table online to enjoy their Saturday Night Dinner Party featuring their tasty menu, drinks and a live band. Make your reservations at https://www.gastrodinner.com/
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: Spiderman, Baby Driver, Despicable Me 3, The House, Beatriz At Dinner, Transformers, Wonder Woman, Paris Can Wait. Call 786-574-4116. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/miami/the-landmark-at-merrick-park
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