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The big Labor Day Weekend is here. The first Monday in September is a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the contributions of American Labor to our economy over many decades. Respect for workers’ unions and their plight lead to a better quality of life for many Americans. In 1894, Congress unanimously voted to approve legislation to make Labor Day a national holiday and President Grover Cleveland signed it into law. 123 years later, we continue the tradition with family gatherings, parades, picnics, barbecues and more, while celebrating the unofficial end-of-summer-season weekend.

Make the most of your big weekend by checking out some of the following Great Gables Events.

Robert and Robin Burr

Lorenzo Pizza Cafe Bar now open at 127 Giralda
Pizza from Argentina, featuring wraps and salads, sandwiches, breakfast, executive lunch, dinner and dessert — in the delightful setting of the new Giralda Plaza (Restaurant Row). They offer dine-in, take out and delivery. Call 786-409-5048. http://lorenzopizzas.com/

Bocas House comes to the Gables
ForkKnown for their very large portions and outrageous milkshakes, Bocas House brings a casual Venezuelan-Peruvian theme to 2 Aragon Avenue, open from 11:30am to midnight for lunch and dinner. Try the ceviches and the grilled steaks, Causa de Camarón, Arroz Fusión, Mac and Cheese, Pastel de Cachapa — but all the buzz is about the unusual milkshakes made with nutella, tres leches or oreo. Expect a special treat when you visit on your birthday. Call 786-631-3703. http://bocashouse.com/

Marjorie Prime at Cosford Cinema
Coral Gables Art CinemaIn the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (veteran actress Lois Smith) — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion (Emmy Winner Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. 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

Miami Spice continues through September
Enjoy Miami Spice fixed price menus all over town. 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

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: The Trip to Spain, Wind River, Logan Lucky, The Glass Castle, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and Dunkirk. Call 786-574-4116. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/miami/the-landmark-at-merrick-park

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