Merry Christmas to all. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
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
Granada Eighth Street Entrance
Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
An authentic reflection of the modern cuisine of Mexico City, Talavera Cocina presents a range of old classics and updated expressions. The name refers to the traditional clay pots used in the Mexican kitchen. Start with cocktails from the well-stocked bar emphasizing seasonal ingredients -- and the best chips and salsa around. The tapas are delightful, including guacamole, ceviche and queso fundido. The classic tortilla soup is a readers' favorite. A selection of moles delivers big, rich, complex flavors with pork, chicken and beef variations. Carne Asada; the fresh snapper with clam juice and shrimp; the red or green enchiladas; Quesadillas de la Marquesa; and Camarones al Ajillo are outstanding. It's a great place to get authentic Huevos Rancheros for brunch. Talavera Cocina is located at 2299 Ponce at Giralda Plaza. Call 305-444-2955. http://www.talaveracocinamexicana.com
Thursday, December 24 at 8pm
Navidad Flamenca Dinner Under The Stars
Enjoy a holiday gala dinner on Christmas Eve with a spectacular Flamenco presentation on the terrace. It's an authentic Spanish feast and a live performance of four talented artists from Spain and Cuba. Bellmont, at 339 Miracle Mile, won the 2020 Coral Gables Christmas Storefront Contest for the Second Year in a Row. Call 305-502-4684. https://www.bellmontrestaurant.com
Open Daily through January 3rd
Coral Gables' Holiday Park Hours
With schools closed for the winter break, kids can unwind and enjoy much-needed playtime at Holiday Park, across from City Hall. The park will be open seven days a week from 10am to 10pm through Sunday, January 3rd. Entrance is free with limited capacity. Temperature screenings will be conducted prior to entering the park. Masks/face coverings must always be worn by all, except by children 2 years old or younger, or those with health conditions. https://www.coralgables.com/departments/CommunityRecreation/HolidayEvents
Starts On Christmas Day
Wonder Woman 1984 at Gables Cinema
Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s -- an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts, and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. WW84 stars Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine and Pedro Pascal. Tickets are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8. Order tickets online. https://www.gablescinema.com/events/wonder-woman-1984/
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.
Sunday, December 27 at 4pm
Symphony Sundays: Beethoven's Symphony N. 8
Orchestra Miami presents a four-hand piano arrangement performance of Beethoven's Symphony N. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 by Duo Beaux Arts. Reserve your ticket for the live Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1227 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
2020 Miami Children's Film Festival
The Coral Gables Art Cinema is once again proud to present 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/
Monday, December 28 at 9:30am
Storyboard / Comic Workshop
In this workshop, we are going to look at the process behind creating a comic page. We will focus on how to break down an idea for a comic into a visual script, and to make it easy and fun to read by using different types of panels, shots, and perspectives. You will need to gather the following materials in advance: Paper, Pencils, Erasers, Colors and Markers. Get Class Templates. This program is appropriate for ages 7 to 13 years old. Sign Up Here.
December 28, 29, 30
Club P.L.A.Y. Holiday Camp
The War Memorial Youth Center is offering a Club PLAY Holiday Camp for kindergarten to fifth grade students with safe procedures and fun holiday inspired activities, games, arts and crafts projects, and more. Space is limited. Face masks are required for all participants. https://www.coralgables.com/departments/CommunityRecreation/holiday-camp
Starting January 8
Actors' Playhouse Winter Conservatory
From January 23 to March 8, kids from 5 to 18 years old can participate in the acting classes taught at Miracle Theatre. Let’s Make Believe (Ages 5-8); Musical Theatre (Ages 6-12); Lights, Camera, Action (Ages 8-12); and Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop (Ages 10-18) are held on Saturdays. On Mondays, adult classes at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels are offered. Private Audition Coaching with Actors’ Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco is offered by appointment. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. Call 305-444-9293. https://www.actorsplayhouse.org/theatre-classes/
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