Great Gables Events Calendar Newsletter

Greetings,

The darkest days of Covid-19 quarantine might be behind us as the city issues orders which allow many businesses to re-open with common sense safety restrictions in place.

As of Wednesday, May 20th, restaurants are cleared to open with some restrictions. Retail, office, non-profit museums, public gardens, galleries, and personal grooming establishments are also allowed to open.

Please be safe and follow the rules of each establishment, respect the safety of fellow guests and pay particular attention to the most vulnerable of our citizens and visitors.

Robert and Robin Burr

Friends of Books & Books

Friends of Books & Books
With respect to one of the great institutions of Coral Gables cultural life, a group of fans have created Friends of Books & Books to purchase $100 gift cards to help provide some income during difficult times. The team at the book store is evaluating and preparing all the stores for re-opening, so stay tuned for details. https://shop.booksandbooks.com/gift-cards-and-egift-cards

Ruth Bryan Owen Park

Ruth Bryan Owen Park

DeSoto Fountain in Coral Gables

DeSoto Fountain

Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robert and Robin Burr

A Time For Hope

Frost Music Video - A Time For Hope
A unique video collaboration -- A Time For Hope -- offers a poignant tribute to challenging times. In Frost School Of Music Dean Berg's words: "The concept was born before it became even more personal when I was diagnosed -- now recovered -- in late March with COVID-19. We invited the entire school to participate in the A Time For Hope project.
https://youtu.be/LbR-CdWQH7k

Frost Music - The Gift of Music

Thursday, May 21 at 6pm
Frost Music - The Gift of Music

Enjoy a Facebook live virtual concert -- The Gift Of Music -- featuring Frost alumna Anh Le presented by the Frost School of Music and New York Canes' Community, from 6 to 6:30pm on the Frost School Of Music Facebook Channel's live feature. Racking up over 3 million plays on her YouTube channel since she was 13, Ahn Le released her debut EP, Little Secret in July, 2019. Her work as a vocalist and songwriter has been featured on MTV Europe and Netflix. Currently, she is working on her debut full-length album, ZERO, which is set to be released in Fall 2020. https://www.facebook.com/FrostSchoolUM/

Friday, May 22 at 7:30pm
Rebroadcast Concert: Frost Jazz Vocal Ensembles with guest Sheila Jordan
NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is a one-of-a-kind singer and songwriter. She studied with Lennie Tristano and Charles Mingus; called Charlie Parker her "big brother" and teacher; has performed and recorded as a leader as well as with top artists and groups, and then nearly invented a performing setting featuring just voice and acoustic bass. Jordan is a true original with an unmatched talent for re-imagining standards and inventing lyrics on the fly.

Originally performed on November 12, 2019.

Set a reminder for Friday, May 22 at 7:30pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtGY3AvbZFQ

Monday, May 25 at 6pm
Virtual Concert: An encore concert featuring Jodi Levitz and Bettina Mussumeli
Back by popular demand, Frost violinist Jodi Levitz and Frost violist Bettina Mussumeli play more classical music.

Live on the City of Coral Gables Instagram - @cityofcoralgables

See the Live at Home in the City Beautiful section for details and a link to join the city of Coral Gables Instagram account: https://bit.ly/FrostConcertsExtended

Wednesday, May 27 at 6pm
Virtual Concert: Brian Powell, double bass & Karen Powell, violin
Brian Powell is Associate Professor: Double Bass and Music Education, while Karen Lord-Powell teaches violin, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire at the Frost School of Music, and is a member of the leadership team for the Experiential Music Curriculum.

Live on the City of Coral Gables Instagram - @cityofcoralgables

See the Live at Home in the City Beautiful section for details and a link to join the city of Coral Gables Instagram account: https://bit.ly/FrostConcertsExtended

Orchestra Miami's Virtual Happy Hour Concert

Friday - Orchestra Miami's Virtual Happy Hour Concert
Join your neighbors from Orchestra Miami, as they present a live happy hour concert on Friday, May 22nd at 6pm - from their homes to yours -- an interactive chamber music experience with you and your families, featuring two of Orchestra Miami's long-time members, violinists Orlando & Svetlana Forte. You've heard them play many times in concert, and as a duo at some of the smaller events. Now Orlando & Svetlana welcome you into their home for Happy Hour from 6 to 7pm on Facebook Live or Zoom. You can also find more information and a complete concert calendar online. Call 305-274-2103. https://www.orchestramiami.org/virtual-happy-hour

Mainly Mozart Festival

Mainly Mozart Festival - Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva
The Mainly Mozart Festival, presented by the Miami Chamber Music Society, features a virtual concert by pianist Nadejda Vlaeva on Saturday, May 23 at 4pm. The program includes Paul Klengel Intermezzo in G minor, Op. 55; Felix Mendelssohn Fantasy on the Last Rose of Summer, Op. 15; Pancho Vladigerov Prelude exotique, Op. 17 No. 3; Sergei Bortkiewicz Etude, Op. 29 No. 5 "The Poet" for the L.H.; andRichard Wagner / Franz Liszt Isoldens Liebestod. Register online: https://www.mainlymozart.com/register

Coral Gables Art Cinema

Gables Cinema - Les Choses De La Vie
Winner of the Prix Louis Delluc (French critics' prize) for best film of its year, this stylish romantic melodrama cemented director Claude Sautet's international reputation and marked the start of a fruitful creative partnership with screenwriter Jean-Loup Dabadie and the actors Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider. https://www.filmmovementplus.com/products/coral-gables-art-cinema-les-choses-de-la-vie

Miami Jazz Coop Weekly Events
Enjoy Thursday Listening Parties and Monday Jazz and Conversation events each werk as the Miami Jazz Coop offers online entertainment. Visit the web site and the YouTube channel for updates and details.

Actors' Playhouse Summer Camp

Actors' Playhouse Summer Camp
See your child take center stage at the Miracle Theatre as professional instructors take them on an eye-opening theatrical journey that is sure to make this a summer to remember. The safety of campers and staff is always the highest priority at Actors’ Playhouse. Their health-related plan for Summer Camp 2020 (conditions permitting) includes reduced group sizes, individual spaces for each camp program, and dedicated instructor placement in these large spacious theatres. https://www.actorsplayhouse.org/summer-camp/

Snow's Jewelers Re-Opens on The Mile

Snow's Jewelers Re-Opens on The Mile
Eddie Snow announces the re-opening of his legacy family-owned and operated full-service jewelry store. For three generations, Snow's has proudly served the citizens of Coral Gables with outstanding values, honest services and a fine selection of quality jewelry. 270 Miracle Mile. Call 305-443-7448. https://www.jewelrystorecoralgables.com/

Mental Health Services Online

Mental Health Services Online
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is Miami-Dade's Support Group Program for citizens with mental health challenges. The COVID-19 crisis has left a lot of folks without the ability to attend their needed support groups. NAMI is providing free Zoom calls, led by certified professionals, for individuals and/or family members. Call 786-775-1980. https://namimiami.org/

Fleming's Now Open Evenings

Fleming's Now Open Evenings
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is now open from 4 to 9pm daily, in addition to take out and delivery orders from noon to 9pm. Additional measures above their own standards are now in place to ensure enhanced safety. Reservations are recommended. Receive a $20 gift card with every $100 gift card purchase. Fleming's is located at 2525 Ponce. Call 305-569-7995. https://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/fl/coral-gables

Biltmore Re-Opens Fontana Courtyard and 19th Hole

Biltmore Re-Opens Fontana Courtyard and 19th Hole Restaurants
Re-discover the magical courtyard setting as you explore Chef Beppe's authentic regional Italian fare. Fontana will be open for lunch and dinner daily, from 11:30am to 10:30pm. The 19th Hole will be open daily from 7am to 8pm. Open Table

Bellmónt Resumes Dine-In Service

Bellmónt Resumes Dine-In Service
Sergio Catalina Bellmónt announces the re-opening of his Spanish restaurant at 309 Miracle Mile, with specials on some fine wines to celebrate the occasion, including Bosque de Matasnos and Pintia Vega Sicilia. Call 786-502-4684. https://www.bellmontrestaurant.com/

Eating House Dining Room Re-Opens

Eating House Dining Room Re-Opens
The dining room at Eating House is now open for brunch, lunch and dinner at 804 Ponce. New protocols have been implemented for the health and safety of guests and staff. Now open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 9pm. Friday noon to 10pm. Saturday 11am to 10pm. Sunday 11am to 7pm. Call 305-448-6524. http://www.eatinghousemiami.com/

Morton's Now Open For Dine In

Morton's Now Open For Dine In
Guest are welcome to enjoy the famed UDSDA prime-aged steaks at Morton's The Steakhouse in the dining room, with preventative measures in place for the safety of guests, for a memorable experience. Call 305-442-1662. https://www.mortons.com/coralgables/

Memorial Day Pies at Winn Dixie

Memorial Day Pies at Winn Dixie
Get your fresh 8 Inch Fruit, Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie at Winn Dixie for only $3.99 for Memorial Day weekend. Pecan Pie for $4.99. https://coupons.winndixie.com/weeklyad/storelocator/

Wild Fork Foods Now Open

Wild Fork Foods Now Open
Let Wild Fork help make your Memorial Day meals quick, easy, and delicious. From hanger steaks and cowboy ribeyes to sausages and burgers, they've got you covered at 1180 SOuth Dixie Highway. Call 833-300-9453. https://wildforkfoods.com/

Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, Coral Gables
Takeout and Delivery in Coral Gables

Many of our favorite eateries in the Gables are offering curbside takeout, as well as delivery services. Here's a handy list of choices for Gables residents and friends.

http://www.greatgables.com/CoralGables/ToGo.html

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