Recent storms remind us of the anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 23 of 1992, almost three decades ago. Be vigilant of storm activity, plan well in advance and offer a hand to neighbors when possible.
A delightful array of online events and programs of interest are emerging as our cultural institutions adjust and evolve in the current climate of social distancing and careful interaction.
Robert and Robin Burr
please enjoy this image that remind us of the beauty and serenity of our majestic city
Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.
Thursday, August 27 at 5:30pm
Lowe Art Museum Begins Opening
This week the Museum re-opened on a limited basis to University of Miami faculty and students visiting the Lowe for academic purposes only. They hope to reopen to the public in the late fall. In the meantime, enjoy the Lowe Art Museum remote offerings and virtual programming, including the upcoming "Lowe Connects" event on August 27, 2020 - 11 Intervisual Cubans. https://events.attend.com/f/1383792398
Friday, August 28 at 7pm
Pretty Boy Josh - GableStage Engage
A performance art piece that explores the stigma of homosexuality in the Miami Latinx community, Pretty Boy Josh illustrates the dangers of hyper-masculinity, and voices the possibility of living an optimistic queer life. Told through the lens of a gay, Latino, and chronically ill young man, this piece utilizes video projections, voiceovers, movement, acting, archive footage, and sound to express his personal story in a series of transitional multi-media waves. http://www.gablestage.org/engagegablestage/pretty-boy-josh/
Saturday, August 29
Independent Bookstore Day
Our great independent bookstore is an iconic community center and local cultural anchor run by passionate experts, presenting a universe of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. It can also be a lively performance space, as well as a quiet place where book lovers congregate. It's no secret that this has been a tough year on all small businesses. That's why it's so important to come out on Saturday, August 29 and support Books and Books to show your support. https://booksandbooks.com
Monday, August 31
Language Classes at Dante Alighieri
The Societa' Dante Alighieri Miami European Cultural Institute presents a menu of courses for those that desire a cultural immersion in Europe's oldest and most prestigious languages -- featuring Italian, French and German -- with new classes beginning on Monday, August 31. Now featuring online learning via Skype. Dante Alighieri Miami offices are at 300 Aragon Avenue. Call 305-529-6633 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.dantemiami.org
Thursday, September 3rd
Frost Music - Secret Life of Mozart
Tune in for a three-part lecture series online on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, exploring multiple facets of the composer and how he has been understood (and misunderstood) from his time to ours; the tension between demonic darkness and angelic light in his music, his comical side, and how various myths and legends have contributed to his enduring iconic status. Presented by Matteo Magarotto, Lecturer in Musicology, University of Miami Frost School of Music. $5 discount code for multiple tickets: ICON. First episode: Demon and Angel. https://ci.ovationtix.com/1811/performance/10553507
Saturday, September 5th
Reach For The Stars Auction
Celebrating 32 years of award-winning entertainment in Coral Gables, Actors' Playhouse presents their annual fundraiser, in virtual format, featuring the Reach For The Stars Online Auction, starting Saturday, September 5th. https://www.actorsplayhouse.org/actors-playhouse-gala-auction/
Saturday, September 12th
Oh What A Virtual Night for Actors' Playhouse
Celebrating 32 years of award-winning entertainment in Coral Gables, Actors' Playhouse presents their gala event with celebrity entertainment at 7pm on Facebook and YouTube Live. https://www.actorsplayhouse.org/actors-playhouse-gala-auction/
September 10 at 6pm
Democracy in Florida: A Work in Progress
Attend a free online Florida Humanities event by registering in advance. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence, they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked questions that continue to impact Floridians: who has the right to vote, what are the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens, and whose voices will be heard? This talk by Dr. Steve Noll is a springboard for discussions about those very questions and how they are reflected in Florida stories spanning over 300 years. https://bit.ly/VoiceVotes-DemocracyInFlorida
Friday, September 11 at 6pm
Orchestra Miami Virtual Happy Hour Concert
Happy Hour Concerts by Orchestra Miami are back with a spectacular performance by two of the group's violinists, Orlando and Svetlana Forte, along with Jared Peroune -- live on Zoom and Facebook Live. Svetlana Forte was born in Ukraine and graduated with honors from the Music School of Odessa in 1981. Orlando Forte was born in Cuba, graduating with honors from the National School of Art in Havana in 1980, receiving full scholarship to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow in 1981. Their virtual concert begins at 6pm. Call 305-274-2103 or visit the Facebook page. Zoom Link.
Sunday, September 13 at 2pm
History of The Barnacle by John Palenchar
A charter member of the legacy sailboat group at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove, John Palenchar will offer a presentation on the history of the Barnacle. The Ralph Middleton Munroe Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association is host to the Annual Washington's Birthday Regatta at The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove, Florida — home of famous Sharpie sailboat designer "Commodore" Ralph Middleton Munroe. The monthly meeting of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society takes place online with Zoom on Sunday, September 13 at 2pm.
The August Virgin - Gables Cinema Virtual Screening Room
Eva is about to turn 33. Her decision to stay in Madrid in the sweltering month of August, when most of the city’s inhabitants flee, is something of a leap of faith -- she’s in search of herself and her own life. The neighborhoods around her are bursting with traditional Saint’s Days parties and celebrations, while she encounters a series of old friends and lovers, and meets some new ones. Itsaso Arana gives a beautiful, transcendent performance and the film won the coveted International Critics’ Award. https://row8.com/movie-details/93272743_cfl
Headlines on Display at Gables Museum
Unfolding 117 Years of History with the Miami Herald, this exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum presents a stunning presentation of local history -- ripped from the headlines of the Miami Herald with 75 front covers spanning from 1903 to 2020. The Miami Herald, during the heyday of print journalism, was awarded 22 Pulitzer Prizes and retained a faithful readership for more than a century. The exhibit is curated by Malcolm Lauredo and John Allen; produced in association with the Miami Herald; and presented by the Knight Foundation, continuing through October 30th in the Carole A. Fewell Gallery. The museum is located at 285 Aragon Avenue. Call 305-603-8067. https://coralgablesmuseum.org/portfolio-item/13840/
Virtual Events at Books & Books
Tune in for outstanding online events at your favorite bookstore, featuring some of the great authors and writers of our time. https://booksandbooks.com/events/
Charming Historic Venue Available For Special Events
Built in 1937, the historic Coral Gables Woman's Club --- featuring two large enchanted coral rock halls -- is available for special event rentals, weddings, quince, parties and holiday celebrations. Bring in your own caterer, florist, DJ and events staff, or let the club staff make arrangements. Profits from event rentals have helped fund important work throughout the community by the Woman's Club for the past 80 years, including the children's dental clinic. Call 305-448-7080 or email: rentals@CoralGablesWomansClub.com. Complete details are available on the venue rental web site. https://www.coralgableswomansclub.org
Bellmónt Offers Online Ordering, Outdoor Dining
A popular Spanish restaurant on Miracle Mile, Bellmónt is evolving to offer online ordering, as well as outdoor dining on The Mile, plus takeout and delivery service at 339 Miracle Mile. Call or text Sergio at 305-321-5077. http://orderstart.com/bellmontrestaurant
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