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Saturday - Big Toy Extravaganza at City Hall Park
View, Climb and Explore at the Big Toy Extravaganza from 10am to 2pm at City Hall. Children will have the opportunity to play with big cars, trucks, super-sized and specialized vehicles. Featuring food trucks, face painting and rides. Accessible to all abilities and ages. This is a free event.

Sunday - Trouble In Paradise
In the 88 years since it was released, Hollywood has not made a more perfect movie than Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise. Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins are a pair of professional thieves who fall in love while plundering the Riviera, but when Marshall falls under the spell of the wealthy Parisienne he intends to fleece, their perfect relationship falters.

Sunday - 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.

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Jan 17 - Icons: Russian Choral Masterworks
Elena Sharkova is the Guest Conductor as Seraphic Fire performs at First United Methodist, stating at 7:30pm. The billowing sounds of the Russian choral tradition come to life under the baton of this acclaimed Russian conductor. In her return to Seraphic Fire, Sharkova conducts a program of exceeding beauty, anchored by basso profundo (deep bass) lines that are so characteristic of Russian choral music.

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.

Jan 18 - Farmers' Market at City Hall
Meet up with friends at City Hall on Saturdays for the Coral Gables Marmers' 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.

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.

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.

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.

Jan 23 - Fairchild Splendor in the Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Neiman Marcus Coral Gables along with honorary chairs Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa and presenting sponsors Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay, cordially invite you to the 9th Annual Splendor in the Garden, an afternoon of Fashion and Philanthropy.

Jan 24-26 - Fairchild 14th Annual Chocolate Garden
Indulge your Senses in Paradise. Discover and experience chocolate beyond your wildest dreams at Fairchild's 14th Annual Chocolate Garden from 9:30am to 4:30pm. It's a three-day celebration of all things chocolate beyond your wildest dreams.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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