Memorial Day is a time to reflect, and a time to celebrate the memory of those that have served our nation proudly. It’s a time for gathering with family and friends, picnics and barbecues, leisure time and relaxation. Hit the pool, go boating, bask in the sun, kick back a few delicious libations with friends and mark the change of seasons with school coming to a close and summer around the corner.
We hope this week’s list of Great Gables Events offers you insight into the many fine cultural opportunities in the coming days.
Enjoy the holiday weekend.
Robert and Robin Burr
Doubt at Miracle Theatre
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, all elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley’s provocative play Doubt, a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. Doubt is blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides, and a powerful drama that represents the eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. https://gablesguide.com/event/doubt-a-parable-at-miracle-theatre/2019-05-15/
Kings at GableStage
A scathingly funny new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn’t waste her time on anyone who can’t get elected and get her clients what they want — but when she represents a political neophyte with staunch ideals, she is faced with a choice that might change everything for her. Does she back the system, or back what she believes in? https://gablesguide.com/event/kings-at-gablestage/2019-05-23/
Dame Judi Dench – Red Joan at Cosford Cinema
Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information — including details on the building of the atomic bomb — to the Soviet government for decades. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, where she excelled at physics while challenging deep-seated sexism; her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical (Tom Hughes); and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace. https://gablesguide.com/event/red-joan-at-cosford-cinema/2019-05-24/
Friday – The Swamp — Nature Never Surrenders
Enjoy a dramatic evening of song and film under the Audubon oaks presented by The City of South Miami. The Swamp – Nature Never Surrenders (2019, 120 minutes) tells the sweeping story of humanity’s attempts to conquer the Florida Everglades, one of nature’s most mysterious ecosystems. Gates open at 7pm at the Tropical Audubon Society’s Doc Thomas House. https://gablesguide.com/event/the-swamp-nature-never-surrenders/
Saturday – Mainly Mozart (Neo) Classical Perfections
Hailed by the critics as electrifying and masterful, the Bergonzi String Quartet has become one of Florida’s and America’s most important cultural assets. For their much-anticipated return to Mainly Mozart the foursome will present quartets by Mozart and Saint-Saens and will be joined by the festival artistic director pianist Marina Radiushina in an exquisite Piano Quintet by Boccherini. The performance begins at 4pm at UM Kislak Center. https://gablesguide.com/event/mainly-mozart-fest-neo-classical-perfections/
Monday – Memorial Day Ceremony at the Youth Center
Please join the City of Coral Gables in honoring the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service protecting our nation’s freedom, starting at 9am at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive. All are welcome. No RSVP necessary. Call 305-460-5600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday – Mick Rock – The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973
Enjoy a conversation and book signing at Books And Books with legendary photographer Mick Rock and The Bonnier Gallery on May 29th before his exhibition opens at the Gallery on May 30th. A unique tribute from David Bowie’s official photographer and creative partner, Mick Rock, compiled in 2015, with Bowie’s blessing. https://booksandbooks.com/event/mick-rock/
Save The Date
Coral Gables Restaurant Weeks begins June 3
Indulge at the 12th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Weeks, served from June 3 to 23rd with creative, discounted menus prepared by Coral Gables’ finest chefs. This year, you have three whole weeks to taste your way through Coral Gables, giving you plenty of time to try new eateries and return to old favorites, all offering amazing prix-fixe menus at a discounted price. http://restaurantweek.shopcoralgables.com/
CAP 2019 Summer Concert Series begins June 13
The fabulous summer concert series at the historic Coral Gables Congregational Church returns with performances every other week, June 13 through August 22 at 8pm. Concertgoers will have the unique opportunity to be awed and entertained by some of the music industry’s most talented and revered classical and jazz figures. Order tickets by calling 305-448-7421, ext. 153. Or, for added convenience, order online: http://www.CommunityArtsProgram.org
Frost Chopin Festival begins June 23
Presented in partnership with the Chopin Foundation of the United States, the Frost Chopin Academy is presenting the Frost Chopin Festival. Begining on June 23, the series offers concertgoers a 10-day celebration of Chopin’s music and beyond featuring world-class artists from around the globe, at Gusman Concert Hall. The Chopin Festival Pass offers a discount on the entire series. https://piano.frost.miami.edu/frost-chopin-academy/frost-chopin-festival/index.html
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