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This Weekend – Fairchild 14th Annual Chocolate Garden
Indulge your Senses in Paradise. Discover and experience chocolate beyond your wildest dreams at Fairchild’s 114th Annual Chocolate Garden from 9:30am to 4:30pm. It’s a three-day celebration of all things chocolate beyond your wildest dreams. https://www.fairchildgarden.org
Saturday – Farmers’ Market at City Hall
Meet up with friends at City Hall on Saturdays for the Coral Gables Farmers’ Market from 8am to 2pm. Enjoy fresh Florida produce, Free Tai Chi classes, prepared goods, baked goods, gardening workshops, cooking demonstrations, flowers and plants, children’s activities and more. https://www.coralgables.com/farmers-market-at-merrick-park
Saturday – 6th Annual Children’s Festival
The Coral Gables Woman’s Club invites all families and children to attend their 6th Annual Children’s Festival from 11am to 3pm with many activities for the children to participate, including water and fire safety, arts & crafts, face painting, yoga for kids, melanoma and poison control information, mobile library and much more. For the first time ever, “The Butterfly Encounter” will have a tent with over 100 butterflies and educational information about the life cycle of a butterfly. https://www.gfwccoralgableswomansclub.org/events
Saturday – Tropical Audubon Conservation Concert featuring Take Sixx
The Tropical Audubon Society presents Con Con – Take Six, starting at 7pm, marking their eleventh consecutive annual appearance on the Doc Thomas House Keystone Stage. Enjoy the band’s fabulous repertoire of classic and contemporary hits under the stars and Audubon oaks, along with Taco Fresh Food Truck, and the donation Bird Bar featuring wines and beers courtesy of RNDC. $10 donation. http://tropicalaudubon.org/
Saturday – Maria Schneider presents Donny McCaslin
In her concert debut as Artistic Director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, NEA Jazz Master composer, arranger, bandleader, and recipient of twelve Grammy nominations and five Grammy awards, Maria Schneider presents a program featuring saxophonist Donny McCaslin. https://ci.ovationtix.com/1811/performance/10446094
Sunday – Australia Bushfire Relief Day
Threefold Cafe invites the public to attend their Sweet Sausage Sizzle event on Australia Bushfire Relief Day, January 26, from 8am to 4pm at 141 Giralda to benefit those risking their lives to put out the fires across Australia, including the Victorian County Fire Authority and Wires Wildlife Rescue. https://www.threefoldcafe.com
Sunday – Wine and Sign 2020 – Coral Gables Country Club
Be the first to receive exclusive access to remaining 2020 dates and the country club’s newly released 2021 calendar. While enjoying complimentary butler passed hors d’oeuvres and beverages, new clients that sign a contract for their upcoming event onsite will receive special booking incentives. http://www.coralgablescountryclub.com/openhouse
Wednesday – Sonia Sotomayor: Just Ask
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at Temple Judea at 7pm in conversation with Grammy-Award Winner Gloria Estefan to discuss Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You. https://booksandbooks.com/event/an-evening-with-sonia-sotomayor-in-conversation-with-gloria-estefan/
Wednesday – The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
In 1927, Alfred Hitchcock directed a silent film inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders, starring an ambiguously appealing Ivor Novello — generally acknowledged to be the one where Hitchcock found his voice: that distinctive combination of death and fetishism, trick shots and music-hall humor, intense menace and elegant camerawork that assured his place among cinema’s giants. http://www.gablescinema.com/events/the-lodger/
Thursday – Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Vince Lago
The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting with Coral Gables Vice Mayor Vince Lago starting at 6pm at the Adult Activity Center, at 2 Andalusia Avenue.
Mamma Mia at Miracle Theatre
Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny and funny tale follows the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship into one of the most unforgettable musicals of all time.
Ordinary Americans at GableStage
Written by Joseph McDonough, enjoy this World Premiere Co-Production with Palm Beach Dramaworks runing through February 16. In the early 1950s, Gertrude Berg and Phillip Loeb, the pioneering stars of television’s groundbreaking sitcom, The Goldbergs, heroically struggle to save their show, their careers, and their friendship in the face of McCarthyism, anti-semitism, and the political climate of the country. Based on actual events, Ordinary Americans reveals the double-edged sword between speaking out and staying silent. http://www.gablestage.org
Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
Feb 1 – Fairchild Gala in the Garden
Gala in the Garden is Fairchild’s largest annual fundraiser, starting at 6:30pm. Guests enjoy an evening of unmatched beauty, while celebrating and supporting Fairchild programs in science education, conservation, horticulture and research. https://www.fairchildgarden.org/Events-Community-Outreach/Gala-in-the-Garden
Feb 2 – History of Dinner Key at Gables Museum
Local historian Renny Young takes us back to the glory days of Dinner Key Marina and the CG Sailing Club with his presentation at the Coral Gables Museum, starting at 2pm. He was born at the Biltmore Hotel when it was an army hospital and graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1963. His mom and dad were founding members of the coconut grove sailing club in 1946. The island was a convenient place to stop to eat while traveling by boat between the mouth of the Miami River and Snapper Creek. http://www.mpnod.org/events/mpnod-february-2020-monthly-meeting/
First Friday – Giralda Under The Stars
Starting at 7pm on every first Friday of the month from November to April the community promenade comes alive with outdoor dining and music by local bands. Enjoy a meal with friends at Restaurant Row’s vibrant selection of eateries. Plus, enjoy complimentary spirit samples from Diageo. https://www.shopcoralgables.com/event/giralda-under-the-stars/
Feb 8-9 – Coral Gables Festival Of The Arts
Enjoy Seven Festivals at the same place and time: Coral Gables Festival Of The Arts, The Coral Gables Food Wine and Spirits Festival, Kids Fest, Coral Gables Craft Beer Fest, Fashion Festival of Coral Gables, Coral Gables Home Show, and Bo’s Dog And Pet Fest — February 8 and 9 with free admission. These big events take place on Alhambra Circle between Ponce and LeJeune. https://www.miamieventsandfestivals.com/
Feb 8 – Tour Of Kitchens
The 11th Annual Tour of Kitchens, presented by the Coral Gables Community Foundation and Infiniti of Coral Gables, is a self-guided tour of Coral Gables’ most impressive private residence kitchens. Each stop features a decadent food sample from a local restaurant, kitchen-related items for sale and a stunning table-setting display by a local store for dining room inspiration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-tour-of-kitchens-tickets-78989169733
Feb 8 – Wizard of Oz at the Miracle Theatre
Is there a soul alive who has not been swept away by the wonder of L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece? After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of OZ, young Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of The West and find the mighty Wizard who can send her home. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org
Feb 14 – Fairchild – Love In The Garden
Step into Miami’s most romantic refuge and stroll through the garden beneath the swaying trees and crisp winter air from 5:30 to 9pm. Valentine’s Day is about showing appreciation to loved ones and what a better way to connect than to enjoy a relaxing night on the lush green lawn with a blanket, some bubbly, and the jazzy sounds of Kitty Carmichael. https://www.fairchildgarden.org/Events-Community-Outreach/love-in-the-garden
Feb 14-15 – Eating House – Power Love Hour Dinner
Eating House announces a special prix fixe menu this Valentine’s Day with a nod to Power 96’s Power Love Hour. The seven dishes in the Power Love Hour Dinner — each named after a ‘90s slow jam — are designed to be shared by two and will available for dinner on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 from 6 to 10:30pm. http://www.eatinghousemiami.com/
Feb 20 – The Trojan Women at Ring Theatre
Adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, The Trojan Women comes to the Ring Theatre. A war to retrieve the beautiful Helen of Troy has ended. The city has been laid to waste; its men slaughtered. Its women have been forced to the beach where the Greeks will soon enslave them as the spoils of war. As they await their fate, Queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra and the other women confront the travesties and devastation of war. Ellen McLaughlin’s contemporary adaptation of Euripides’ centuries-old drama is a lucid and humbling perspective on the refugees of war. http://www.as.miami.edu/ringtheatre/
Feb 22 – Great Coral Gables Scavenger Hunt
The Great Coral Gables Scavenger Hunt takes place from 10am to 2pm for those that enjoy a great adventure. Designed for families and kids, you’ll follow curious clues as you explore Downtown Coral Gables for fun prizes and memories forever. Check-in at the Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre on 280 Miracle Mile at 9am and get ready for adventure, rain or shine. https://www.facebook.com/events/578396726307736/
Feb 29 – Smiles from the Heart Gala
Attend the Annual Gala by the Coral Gables Woman’s Club — Smiles From The Heart — 6pm to midnight. The event raises funds for the Coral Gables Children’s Dental Clinic with silent auction and lots of gala fun. https://www.gfwccoralgableswomansclub.org/fundraiser
Mar 14 – Saint Patrick’s Day Festival at Ponce Circle
The annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival at Ponce Circle Park brings bagpipers, a U2 tribute band, Irish dancers, great food like traditional corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, authentic Irish Coffee, Irish soda bread, and whiskey cake — along with a variety of crafts, a giant slide and loads of fun for the whole family. It is free and open to the public.
May 15-16 – Rum Tasting at Woman’s Club
Experience The Renaissance Of Rum — a world-class tasting event with fine rums from all over the globe on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club from 4 to 8pm. New rums revealed, old favorites, plus luxury, limited edition and vintage rums for connoisseurs. http://www.rumrenaissance.com
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