Enjoy the glorious weather in Coral Gables as we enter the heart of the holiday season.
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
Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.
Long known for good service, excellent cuisine and a fine wine list, Nino Pernetti's Caffe Abbracci is a reader's favorite. In addition to the vegetarian and vegan options, the favorites include the legendary Caesar salad, Carpaccio Di Manzo, fried calamari and zucchini, stuffed pastas (Black Lobster Ravioli), Cannelloni Baci, Rigatoni Carbonara, Snapper Cartoccio in parchment, Veal Milanese Chop, Veal Scaloppine (Piccata or Porcini). Finish with the traditional tiramisu, profiteroles, Torta Della Nonna or the Italian Chocolate Fantasy. Caffe Abbracci, located at 318 Aragon Ave, is open for lunch and dinner. Call 305-441-0700. http://www.caffeabbracci.com
A Window into Miami’s Past on Miracle Mile
At 355 Miracle Mile, twelve historic sites are visualized with a unique curated display of vignettes showcasing the area’s unique history -- the brainchild of two friends, artist Nancy Martini and Villager Joanne Meagher -- enabled by Kerdyk Realty’s donation of the space. These hand-crafted colorful multi-media shadow boxes highlight The Barnacle, Cape Florida Lightkeeper’s Cottage, Coconut Grove Woman's Club, Coral Gables Merrick House, Coral Gables Woman’s Club, Dade Heritage Trust/Dr. James Jackson Office, The Deering Estate/ Richmond Cottage, Douglas Entrance, Miracle Theatre/Actor’s Playhouse, Montgomery Botanical Center Greenhouse & Home, Old Schoolhouse at Plymouth Congregational Church, and Tropical Audubon Society/Doc Thomas House. https://martinidesign.art
Friday and Saturday at 8:45 pm
Gremlins at Gables Cinema
Billy has been gifted the cutest creature for Christmas but he must follow three simple rules: don't expose him to light; don't give him any water; and never - never - feed him after midnight. But rules are oh-so frequently broken... Enjoy the timeless Gremlin Christmas tale this weekend. Call 786-472-2249. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/gremlins/
Friday and Saturday at 6:30pm
The Man Who Invented Christmas at Gables Cinema
You know Dickens' A Christmas Carol; this is how it happened. The magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (the indomitable Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and all the classic characters from A Christmas Carol, receives an elegantly appointed update courtesy of executive producer Mitchell Kaplan. The Man Who Invented Christmas shows how Charles Dickens mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. Additional showing Sunday at 2pm. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/the-man-who-invented-christmas/
Friday & Saturday
Santa Claus On The Fire Truck
Santa will be riding through Coral Gables neighborhoods in a fire truck Friday and Saturday on three separate routes around the city where he will be giving out candy canes to all the boys and girls. Check the schedule online: https://www.coralgables.com/news/post/10885/
Friday, December 18 at 7pm
Solar Dogs at The Barnacle
Enjoy a special engagement -- an evening of acoustic music beneath the moonlit skies in the Grove at The Barnacle. Limited seating. Face masks required. Gates open at 6pm. $20 Adults. $18 Members of The Barnacle Society. Barnacle Historic State Park is located at 3485 Main Highway. Call 305-442-6866. Get Tickets
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.
Saturday, December 19
Actors' Playhouse Presents 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
Saturday, December 19 at 6pm
Christmas Movie Under the Gables Moonlight
The Community Recreation Department invites you to Watch a Movie under the Gables Moonlight featuring The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen. When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. The movies begins at 6pm at William H. Kerdyk Jr. and Family Park, 6611 Yamuri Street. Tickets are sold per family pod and limited to a four-person house hold. Cost is $10 per family pod. Purchase tickets online.
Sunday, December 20 at 2pm
Katherine May - Wintering
Books And Books presents a live Crowdcast featuring Katherine May & Sharon Salzberg discussing Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, starting at 2pm. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, Katherine May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season. She'll be in conversation with meditation pioneer, world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/katherinemay/register
Sunday, December 20 at 4pm
Beethoven's Symphony Number 7
Orchestra Miami presents a 4-hand piano arrangement of Beethoven's Symphony N. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, featuring Jared Peroune, Doctor of Musical Arts student in collaborative piano at the University of Miami, and Caren Levine, a petite powerhouse with technique to burn and unimpeachable musicianship. Reserve your ticket for the live Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1220 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
Tuesday at 7pm
Irving Berlin's White Christmas at Gables Cinema
The dream of a white Christmas comes true on glorious 35mm. White Christmas spins the romantic and humorous tale of Bob Wallace and Phil Davis (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye), two Army buddies who became a top-notch musical comedy team after the war and are now the toast of Broadway. While on the road in Florida, the stars become involved with two aspiring singers, the sister act of Betty and Judy (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen). A much-needed balm to close out the year, White Christmas tells a tale of love, romance, and a Christmas Eve snowfall that makes everyone's dreams come true. Free for Cinema Members, $10 for everyone else. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/white-christmas/
2020 Miami Children's Film Festival
The Coral Gables Art Cinema is once again proud to preset the annual Miami Children's Film Festival featuring three days of highly-acclaimed international cinema for children and families. Watch all films and participate in virtual workshops from home at no cost. Among the featured films are 2040; Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs; Man Up!; Raggie; and Veins of the World. https://www.gablescinema.com/programs/2020-mcff/
Frost Sessions Podcast Episodes
Talent, Opportunity, And Discipline In The Music Industry
Listen to a candid conversation with Dafnis Prieto and Jesús Molina, about the importance of being a music ambassador, having supportive family members, keeping the faith, and coming to America. MacArthur Fellow, 2019 Grammy winner, and Frost faculty artist Dafnis Prieto interviews Colombian jazz piano sensation and winner of the 2016 Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, Jesús Molina. https://www.frost.miami.edu/podcast/
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