Slipping into the first weekend of October, our cultural calendar is heating up. If you have the time, take a few moments and scroll through the list of Great Gables Events to get a handle on all the opportunities to learn, enjoy, share and have fun in the city beautiful in these coming days.

Robert and Robin Burr

Oktoberfest continues Annual Celebration
Come out to the Bierhaus Plaza for Fritz & Franz’s annual, beer, food and live music festival to celebrate the tradition as Oktoberfest returns to Downtown Coral Gables Thursday through Sunday. Wir feiern mit bier und freunden.

Saturday – Members’ Day Plant Sale at Fairchild
It’s a great reason to belong to this esteemed organization — the annual Members’ Day Plant Sale and Plant Distribution at Fairchild from 9:30am to 4:30pm features plants grown exclusively by Fairchild for members. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651.

Sunday – Miami Pioneers Historical Society
The monthly meeting of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade will be at the Central Christian Church, 222 Menores Avenue in Coral Gables beginning at 2:30pm, featuring two long time Miamians, Bob Rich and Fred Kirtland speaking about Old Miami and The River.

Monday – First Man: Sneak Peek Screening
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. This is a free sneak peek screening of the film. Doors will open at 8:15pm and the film will start promptly at 9pm. Seating is not guaranteed. Please arrive early to get a seat. Cosford Cinema is located on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Ongoing – The Caribbee Club Exhibiton at the Museum
Vit the museum to experience Me, Merrick and the Songs of the Wind. This exhibition gathers a new series of pastel drawings and oil paintings by local artist and art education specialist Jacqueline Roch. Her landscapes are inspired by Florida’s eleven national parks, and for this exhibition by the poetry of Coral Gables’ founder, George Merrick in the book “Song of the Wind in a Southern Shore.” The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067.

Thursday – The Old Man & The Gun
Robert Redford’s last film tells the story of Forrest Tucker, elderly bank robber and all-around nice guy and his audacious escape from San Quentin at age 70. His unprecedented string of heists confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details.

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