Happy Labor Day weekend to one and all. As we celebrate the accomplishments of America's workers, enjoy your time with family and friends on the long weekend, counting down the final days of summer.
Robert and Robin Burr
please enjoy this image that reminds us of the beauty and serenity of our majestic city
Historic Coral Gables Woman's Club
Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.
Friday, September 4 at 7pm
American Bullet by Rachel Finley
Engage@GableStage will premiere its 5th completed Artist Grant project on September 4th at 7pm with American Bullet by Rachel Finley. On February 14, 2017, Rachel Finley lived a reality that every parent in modern America fears, "There is an active shooter in your son's school." American Bullet is a 10-minute segment of Rachel Finley's yet to be produced one woman show America Burning. In this multi-media performance, Rachel combines music, film, spoken word poetry, acting, symbolic movement and innovative costuming to create a visceral exploration of America's obsession with violence, munitions and the price of our "freedom." Experience American Bullet exclusively online at http://www.gablestage.org/engagegablestage/american-bullet/
Friday, September 4th at 7pm
Actors' Playhouse 25th Anniversary Chat
This week, Actors' Playhouse Executive Producing Director Barbara Stein and Artistic Director David Arisco will have a special 25th anniversary chat with Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli and Architect John Fullerton about the transformation of the historic Miracle Theatre from an Art Deco movie house into a three-stage performing arts center. RSVP for this live event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691360594784382
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/
Thursday, 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
Thursday, September 10th at 7:30pm
Frost Music - Secret Life of Mozart
Tune in for part two of the three-part lecture series online on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Parodist and Comedian -- 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. https://ci.ovationtix.com/1811/production/1030327
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.
Sunday, September 20 at 7pm
Movie Shorts Under The Stars at Deering
Miami Short Film Festival presents Shorts Under The Stars signature outdoor programming to the beautiful backdrop of the historic Deering Estate. Enjoy the stunning views and exquisite sunset then grab a spot and watch this selection of shorts on the lawn. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and small picnic baskets. Early access begins at 5:30pm, and the screening starts at 7pm. Tickets are $15. https://www.miamishortfilmfestival.com/shorts-under-the-stars/#elevent
Thursday, October 8th at 5:30pm
Town Hall Meeting with Vince Lago on Zoom
Coral Gables residents are invited to join an interactive online town hall meeting with Vice Mayor Vince Lago to discuss important city updates in this open citizens' forum. For more information, call 305-569-1833. The link is https://zoom.us/j/97410381624
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 team, or ask the rental staff to make arrangements. Call 305-448-7080 or email. Complete details are available on the venue rental web site.
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