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William and Mary Brickell - The Australian Connection
Sunday – William and Mary Brickell – The Australian Connection
Historian Cesar Becerra offers a glimpse of the early days of William and Mary Brickell, starting at 2pm at the Coral Gables Museum. Before the trading post. Before the Avenue. Before the Banks. William had to meet Mary and Mary had to meet William. They did so in a far off continent that had just sounded the alarm that gold had been found. This presentation is free and open to the public.


Giralda Under The Stars
First Friday – Giralda Under The Stars
Make plans to attend Giralda Under the Stars the First Friday of every month for a delightful al fresco dining experience at Giralda Plaza, with live entertainment, starting at 7pm.


First Friday Gallery Night in Coral Gables
First Friday Gallery Night
Join your friends in Coral Gables to celebrate First Friday Gallery Night every month, a chance to visit the art galleries and stroll around town. Stop for a bite, have a drink, peruse the artworks and enjoy the ambience of Coral Gables fabulous pedestrian amenities.


Little Women at Gables Cinema
Little Women at Gables Cinema
Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters — four young women each determined to live life on her own terms — is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.


NightGarden an enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment at Fairchild Garden
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.


Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events


The Amazing Adventures of Alvin Allegretto: An Opera for Kids
Jan 12 – The Amazing Adventures of Alvin Allegretto: An Opera for Kids
What’s Wrong With Alvin? In the town of Harmony, everybody sings… everybody, that is, except Alvin Allegretto. His parents take him to see one expert after another to find a cure for his strange condition, to no avail. Eventually Alvin, with the help of the audience, helps us understand that everyone needs their own song.


Peter X Wendy at Area Stage
Starts Jan 17 – Peter X Wendy at Area Stage
This world premiere production is penned by ASC’s very own Associate Artistic Director, Giancarlo Rodaz. All children, except one, grow up. The world premiere of Area Stage’s Peter X Wendy is an exciting and action packed new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s timeless tale that stays true to the original book’s powerful and mischievous story. Peter X Wendy is a dark and modern fairytale about a cocky young boy who spends his never-ending childhood on the island of Neverland, and his adventure with the ordinary girl Wendy Darling and her brothers. Playing January 17 to February 2.


Ordinary Americans at GableStage
Starts Jan 18 – 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.


Beaux Arts Festival at University of Miami
Jan 18-19 – Beaux Arts Festival at University of Miami
Enjoy this world-class juried fine arts show featuring art, crafts and a variety of media from more than 300 exhibitors on the University of Miami campus, from 10am to 5pm on the grounds of the University of Miami adjacent to the Lowe Art Museum. Live music and other free entertainment, children’s art experiences, fabulous dining options, and free admission all weekend to the Lowe Art Museum.


Mamma Mia at Miracle Theatre
Starts Jan 22 – 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.


6th Annual Children's Festival
Jan 25 – 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.

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