Enjoy the glorious weather in Coral Gables.
We wish you a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa and Whimsical Festivus.
Stay safe, and enjoy the best of Coral Gables in the coming days.
Robert and Robin Burr
please enjoy this image that reminds us of the beauty and serenity of our majestic city
Fairchild Garden Grotto Waterfall
Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.
Established in 1995, claiming Miami's best and most innovative Cuban Fusion cuisine, Havana Harry's enjoys a reputation as a legacy meeting place in the Gables -- always busy and never enough parking. With large portions and a huge menu, it's common to order a number of items and share. Readers rave about the mojito cocktails. Popular starters include the croqueta basket, fried yucca and Chicharrones Explosion, Tacos al Pastor, onion soup, fried ceviche, and a selection of empanadas. The fajitas are among the most recommended entrées by readers, followed by Harry's Palomilla Steak, Polla al la Brasa, Vaca Frita, Lobster Varadero, chunks of pork, a multitude of ceviches and covinas, a variety of tostones expressions, and the classic Cuban Sandwich. Finish with the classic key lime pie, over-the-top Guava Cheesecake, super-rich Pumpkin Flan, coconut bread pudding, Tres Leches Overdose or the Chocolate Bomb. The selection of cakes is legendary. Call 305-661-2622. http://www.havanaharrys.com
Private Cinema Rentals $99
Through December 13, you can rent the Gables Cinema for your own private screening for only $99. Call 786-472-2249 (and press 7). Reserve Online
County Announces Park Link Services
Miami-Dade County Parks has a new way to plan your Parks fun. The new online Park Link invites you to conveniently browse, register, and reserve all your favorite parks amenities online at miamidade.gov/parks. Created with you and your family in mind, Park Link allows you to rent facilities, register for camps, easily track account balances and stay organized with mobile calendars. https://www.miamidade.gov/parks
Seraphic Fire Episode 7
The 7th episode of the Seraphic Saturday Podcast is available now on Spotify, Apple, Google, and the Seraphic Fire Blog, featuring Associate Conductor James K. Bass as he leads you through his favorite Seraphic Fire Christmas performances and recordings over the years. Enjoy the witty cast of Seraphic Fire’s artistic company and special guests as they dive into a smart and frank discussion of classical music. https://www.seraphicfire.org/seraphic-saturday-podcast-episode-7/
Through January 3rd
Miracle Theatre Benefit - A Christmas Carol
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and producer Hunter Arnold present a special filmed version of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol starring one of the finest stage actors of our time, Tony winner Jefferson Mays. This streaming video event benefits Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre as well as other community, amateur, regional theaters across the country which have been devastated by the pandemic. Tickets for A Christmas Carol are now available to purchase online.
Friday, December 11 from noon to 1pm
Dream In Green - Sustainable Living Workshop
Join Dream in Green, a local non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable living and learn on how water and energy are connected, conservation behaviors we can incorporate in our daily lives, and other environmental topics to foster long-term sustainability. Plus, receive a free water and energy-saving toolkit. This workshop is offered in partnership with Miami Dade County and the City of Coral Gables. RSVP Online. Here is the Zoom Link.
Saturday, December 12 from 10am to noon
Hot Chocolate with Santa at Holiday Park
What's better than a nice cup of hot chocolate? Celebrate the holidays as Santa greets participating children to collect their gift lists at City Hall. Cost: $15 per family 4-person pod. Includes hot chocolate/coffee barista station, keepsake photo, gift bag per child, and park access. Call 305-460-5600. https://www.coralgables.com/departments/CommunityRecreation/HolidayEvents
Saturday, December 12 and 19
Actors' Playhouse Reopens Miracle Theatre for Madeline's Christmas
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines." So begins this delightful story of Madeline's Christmas. The day begins like any other day for the girls and their caretaker Miss Clavel, but soon ends in disaster when everyone but Madeline gets the flu. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds. Can Madeline save the day for everyone with the assistance of a mysterious Rug Merchant? Discover the answer in this delightful musical based on the popular book series by Ludwig Bemelmans. The Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Special Holiday Performance on Sunday, December 20 at 5pm. For complete details, call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org
Sunday, December 13 at 4pm
Symphony Sundays - Beethoven's Symphony Number 6
Happy 250th Birthday Beethoven. Orchestra Miami Symphony Sundays pesents Beethoven's Symphony N. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, featuring Duo Beaux Arts -- internationally renowned husband and wife concert pianists and recording artists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin. Reserve your ticket for the live Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1213 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
Sunday, December 13 at 6:30pm
Alhambra Orchestra Electric Holidays
The "Alhambra Amped" electric ensemble, made up of members of the Alhambra Orchestra, will perform a program of holiday music featuring electric violins, violas, celli, and bass, with keyboard and percussion -- with jazzy favorites including "Frosty The Snowman," traditional carols, and lively Hannukah music. Masks and social distancing, open-air arena, children welcome. Your admission to the fairyland display "Nights of Lights" ($7 in advance, $10 at the door, toddlers free) gets you into the garden, and there is no extra charge for this concert. The Alhambra Orchestra is Miami's community orchestra, dedicated to promoting live classical performances and music education. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road. Reserve your spot in advance. Call 305-669-6990. https://alhambraorchestra.org/join-us-for-free-classical-music-concerts-presented-by-the-alhambra-orchestra/
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