It might be a crazy weekend with Miracle Mile shut down for the carnaval event. Watch for road closures and detours.

The weather should be idea for some outdoor fun with family and friends, plus a large assortment of great events on the horizon — from food explorers and fine wine dinners to photo exhibitions and archeology explorations. There are many fine musical performances, award-winning movies, cheery celebrations and, as always, some great events for the kids.

Keep an eye on upcoming elections and look for opportunities to meet the candidates and engage in conversation about important local issues.

The following list of Great Gables Events is brought to you in the spirit of friendship and camaraderie among all our friends and neighbors in Coral Gables.

Robert and Robin Burr

Saturday – A Kaleidoscope of Gardens Tour
“A Kaleidoscope of Gardens” will feature five of the area’s most beautiful private yards, from 10am to 3pm on Saturday at sites located in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and the Kendall area. Visitors may enjoy complimentary refreshments and a gift boutique with a variety of unique garden-related items for sale. Tickets may be purchased for $35 at the garden entrance of 9370 SW 96 Street in Miami or 6395 S. Mitchell Manor Circle in Pinecrest.

Bachour Bakery Opens at 2020 Salzedo
Internationally renowned pastry chef Antonio Bachour has opened up his namesake bakery, Bachour, which is open for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch with seating for 75 guests, plus an outdoor courtyard. Specialties include flavored croissants, such as red velvet, key lime, and passionfruit, alongside mango lime tarts, pistachio mousse, coconut cheesecake, and various types of multicolored bonbons. Favorites include tartines, salads, egg-based dishes, granola and fruit bowls, and Bachour’s popular pastelito de guayaba pancakes. The chef, who has amassed nearly one million followers, is known around the world for documenting his daily kitchen adventures on Instagram. Call 305-203-0552.

Miami Film Festival 2019
Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival will celebrate their 36th edition from March 1 to 10 with 10 days of the best of world cinema, featuring amazing guests and fabulous parties. Get your tickets now to a selection of more than 160 feature narratives, documentaries and short films of all genres, from more than 40 different countries. See full schedule and purchase your tickets online.

Friday – Gallery Night and Giralda Under The Stars
Make plans to stroll around town to enjoy the receptions at art galleries, then attend Giralda Under the Stars for a delightful al fresco dining experience at Giralda Plaza, with live entertainment, starting at 7pm.

Saturday and Sunday – Carnaval On The Mile Weekend
The Kiwanis Club presents the annual Carnaval On The Mile event on the weekend of March 2 and 3, starting at 10am, including paintings, sculptures, food, and world-class musicians. Everyone is welcome and the event is free.

Coming: Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical: Memphis
Actors’ Playhouse is thrilled to present its production of Broadway’s smash hit musical Memphis, playing March 13 to April 7 at the Miracle Theatre, featuring an impressive ensemble of South Florida and New York’s finest triple-threat performers, regional theatre favorites from across the country and a member of the Broadway National Tour of Memphis. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and electrifying black singer Felicia Farrell.

Plan Ahead: Orchid Festival at Fairchild March 8-10
Make plans to attend the 17th annual Orchid Festival weekend at Fairchild Garden, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm where more than 10,000 orchid plants will grace the Garden during the three-day festival, plus lectures, food vendors and much more.

Plan Ahead: St. Patrick’s Day Fest – March 9
The South Florida Emerald Society’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival returns to Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park on Saturday, March 9th, from noon to 6pm with music, food, drinks and all kinds of family fun activities.

Plan Ahead: March 17 St. Patrick’s Day at JohnMartin’s
Shake your shamrock this St. Patrick’s Day at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant’s 29th annual Celtic celebration on Sunday, March 17. The iconic Coral Gables pub will be hosting a variety of Irish-themed St. Patrick’s Day activities for everyone to enjoy from noon to 2am.

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