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Raul Midon - Frost Music Live
Thursday – Raul Midón’s Homecoming
Described by The New York Times as “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus,” singer and songwriter Raul Midón returns to his alma mater for a solo appearance, starting at 7:30pm at Gusman Concert Hall. Expect selections from his most recent Grammy-nominated albums If You Really Want, featuring the Metropole Orkest directed by Vince Mendoza as well as Bad Ass and Blind, a showcase of his highly personal blend of pop, jazz, soul, and funk.

Miami International Children's Film Festival
This Weekend – Miami International Children’s Film Festival
MICFF returns this November in partnership with the prestigious New York International Children’s Film Festival. Culturally rich, entertaining, and inexpensive family fun, the festival returns for four days of highly-acclaimed international cinema for children and families, offering a unique opportunity to cultivate critical appreciation for intelligent films among younger people, while educating and entertaining. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details.

Redland Open House Orchid Weekend
This Weekend – Redland Open House Orchid Weekend
Orchid Lovers – don’t miss the three-day Redland Open House Orchid Weekend with classes and special sale prices on orchids from Motes Orchids, Soroa Orchids and Whimsey Orchids, from 9am to 5pm. Classes include Growing Vandas In South Florida; Orchids In The Florida Landscape; Growing Tolumnias; Introduction To Orchid Growing; Repotting and Mounting Orchids; and Growing Cattleyas.

Seraphic Fire Award Winning Choral Ensemble
Nov 8 – Hildegard of Bingen – Ordo Virtutum
Seraphic Fire performs at Saint Philip’s Church, starting at 7:30pm. Hildegard of Bingen’s music has echoed over centuries since she put them down on paper. Universally revered as one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, Hildegard was the very definition of Medieval Mystic. Her Ordo Virtutum features a cast including Mercy, Victory, Patience, Discretion and Charity. The women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

Ramble at Fairchild Garden
Nov 9 – Ramble at Fairchild
The Ramble is a huge plant sale of Fairchild-grown plants from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Find plants from vendors offering edible plants for your own fall garden, ornamentals, orchids, succulents, exotics and more. t the KidWay, engage with Fairchild educators and see science in action while enjoying botanical carnival-style games and face painting. Also, interact with local environmental organizations and learn how they are making an impact locally and globally.

Orchestra Miami - Let's Dance
Sunday, Nov 10 – Orchestra Miami presents Let’s Dance!
featuring The New World School of the Arts’ New World Dance Ensemble and the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet in a variety of styles, performed by the talented students and recent alumni, starting at 3pm at Pinecrest Gardens.

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood at the Ring Theatre
Thursday, Nov 14 – The Mystery Of Edwin Drood at the Ring
Based on the book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, this hilarious musical whodunit — winner of the Tony Award in 1986 for Best Musical — is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ famous unfinished novel. Taking audience participation to new heights, you directly affect the play’s outcome by voting for whomever you think murdered the unfortunate young Edwin Drood. Starting November 14th until the 23rd.

Ring Of Fire - Actors Playhouse at Miracle Theatre
Ring Of Fire at Miracle Theatre
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Performed by five incredible actor/singer/musicians who play 20 different instruments, this exciting musical features the songs “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and more than two dozen classic hits. This portrait of The Man in Black is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend that’s packed with musical moments that will both move and exhilarate.

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NightGarden an enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment at Fairchild Garden
Nov 15 – The NightGarden at Fairchild
NightGarden is an enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment at Fairchild Garden where the wise-talking tree, flying fairies, holographic butterflies and floating orchids throughout multiple acres of dazzling magic come to life. Topping the experience is a delightful selection from some of Miami’s best restaurants.

World Premiere - Watson at GableStage
Nov 23 – World Premiere – Watson at GableStage
Based on the life of IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, Sr., this is the story of the Nazi’s use of IBM’s pre-computer technology and the world’s first “personal information” catastrophe — the systematic identification of Jews. In 1937, Watson became the first American to receive the Order of the German Eagle award, one of the highest honors Adolf Hitler ever bestowed on a non-German.

Prohibition Repeal Party - Coral Gables Woman's Club
Dec 5 – Prohibition Repeal Party Speakeasy
Get ready to party like it’s 1933 at the historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933 with a speakeasy atmosphere. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and prohibition punch with catered appetizers and delicious desserts, plus an assortment of fine spirits at the luxury tasting bar. Celebrate the repeal of the 19th amendment and the end of prohibition with a Champagne toast.

Villagers’ Annual Holiday House Tour
Dec 7 – Villagers’ Holiday Tour – Inside Out – A South Florida Lifestyle
Make plans to attend the annual Holiday House Tour presented by The Villager’s historical association from 10am to 3pm, featuring five distinctive homes — one each from the 50s, 60s, and 80s — all renovated to accommodate today’s lifestyle, as well as two contemporary custom-built homes.

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