Great Gables Events Calendar Newsletter


October signals the start of the cultural season as the city returns to a more regular schedule.

Be safe and take care of each other.

Robert and Robin Burr

Great Gables Guide - Restaurant Of The Week
Lotus Garden Restaurant

Lotus Garden - Restaurant Of The Week
Enjoy lunch or dinner at Lotus Garden, featuring a few popular dishes recommended by Great Gables readers, including Pad Thai; Thai Soup with Shrimp Salad; and Thai Noodles. Other favorites include Satay, Spring Rolls, Jumping Shrimp, Fish Curry, Crispy Duck, Volcano Chicken, Panang Curry and Cashew Pork. Beer, wine and Saki are available by the glass. Lotus Garden is located at 318 Miracle Mile. Call 305-446-2360.

Restaurant Of The Week Recommendations
Thanks to Great Gables Guide readers for their suggestions on their favorite restaurants in the city. Let us know about your favorite places to eat and we'll share your recommendations with your fellow readers. Send an email with your suggestions:

please enjoy this image that reminds us of the beauty and serenity of our majestic city

Fairchild Gardens

Fairchild Gardens

Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations ©  Robin and Robert Burr.

Fritz & Franz Bierhaus Is Open
Biscayne Décor Knows Window Treatments
Orchestra Miami Happy Hour Concert

Friday, October 2 at 6pm
Orchestra Miami Happy Hour Concert
You're invited to this Orchestra Miami Virtual Happy Hour Concert featuring Mei Mei Luo, violin, Chris Glansdorp, cello and Elaine Rinaldi piano. Mei Mei Luo, born and raised in China during the Cultural Revolution, began her musical studies at the age of five on the piano. Elaine Rinaldi, Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami, is a Miami native who has chosen to return home and reinvest in her community. Cellist Christopher Glansdorp began studies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1975. After receiving performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Akron, he joined the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. Tune-in to the Happy Hour Live via Zoom or catch the performance on Facebook Live. Register Today:

Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society
The Art of Bob Fink: Illustrator of Everglades - River of Grass by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas

Sunday, October 4 at 2pm
The Art of Bob Fink: Illustrator of Everglades - River of Grass by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas
Thomas Lockyear, Manager at the Museum of the Everglades in Collier County will offer a presentation on Bob Fink, the son of Denman Fink –- who illustrated much of the promotional material for the Coral Gables Company; Marjorie Stoneman Douglas' book Everglades - River of Grass. Bob Fink was also one of the founders of University of Miami's famed Iron Arrow Honor Society. Join Zoom Meeting. Details:

Books and Books Live On Zoom

Sunday, October 4 at 2pm
Nick Hornby in conversation with Carl Hiaasen
This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected. Nick Hornby is the author of seven other bestselling novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, as well as several works of nonfiction.

Frost Sessions Podcast

Tuesday, October 6 at Noon
Frost Sessions - The History Of Jazz
This premiere podcast features UM's Dean Shelly Berg, Steinway piano artist and multi-Grammy nominated arranger and producer along with Mark Ruffin, Emmy Award-winning, Grammy nominated host of Sirius XM’s Real Jazz. Together they dive into the history of Jazz, as Ruffin celebrates his 40th anniversary in broadcasting and the release of his first book Bebop Fairytales: A Historical Trilogy of Jazz, Intolerance, and Baseball.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

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.

2020 Winners Of Young Talent Big Dreams 
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor, The Children’s Trust, are proud to announce the 2020 winners of Young Talent Big Dreams.

Historic Venue for Special Events - Coral Gables Woman's Club

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.

Miami-Dade Solar Co-op

Dade County Co-op Closes October 15
Now Is The Time To GO SOLAR

Imagine walking into a solar company’s office with 50 or 100 of your neighbors and saying, “We all want to get solar. What kind of deal can you give us?”

Resorcity - Coral Gables City Pass

Resorcity - Coral Gables City Pass
Resorcity is a free app that rewards you for shopping, dining and patronizing businesses in Coral Gables. Use your smart phone to look for local promotions and accumulate points when you support local commerce. Redeem rewards for your loyalty.

Coral Gables Images

Serene Images of the City Beautiful
Access an incredible archive of fine images and illustrations depicting the most charming aspects of the City Beautiful.

Gables Cinema Available For Private Events

Gables Cinema Available For Private Events
Now the Cinema can be your very own private screening room -- a fun and safe way to go to the movies with your family and friends. Parties of up to 20 persons can reserve the entire cinema for private events. Check pricing and availability. Call Elizabeth Dedios at 786-472-2249.

Seraphic Fire Season Passes

Seraphic Fire Season Passes available for $130
Enjoy a 360-degree Classical Music Experience with Seraphic Fire Season S. Six multimedia concert programs will be presented online with the goal to inspire hope and illuminate life's opportunities using a historical perspective and the beautiful music of the 9th through 21st centuries to connect us to the present and inspire hope for our collective future. Only One Pass is needed for an entire household and will grant you access to all productions by Seraphic Fire for the 2020-21 Season.

Fairchild Connect To Protect Network - Save Pine Rocklands
Private Scuba Lessons
PodCast - Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan
Leica Store Miami - Workshops, Classes and Events
Lowe Connects Virtual Programs - Lowe Art Museum At University of Miami
Language Classes at Dante Alighieri
Coral Gables Venetian Pool
Wild Fork Foods Now Open
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.

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