Great Gables Events Calendar Newsletter


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

Granada Eighth Street Entrance

Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations ©  Robin and Robert Burr.

Restaurant of The Week
Talavera Cocina Mexicana

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.

Navidad Flamenca Dinner Under The Stars

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.

Coral Gables' Holiday Park

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.

Cinema Safe - Coral Gables Art Cinema
WW84 at Gables Cinema

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.

Miracle Theatre Benefit - A Christmas Carol

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.

Symphony Sundays

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 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page:

2020 Miami Children's Film Festival

December 28-29-30
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.

Storyboard / Comic Workshop

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.

Club P.L.A.Y. Holiday Camp

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.

Actors' Playhouse Winter Conservatory

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.

Fritz & Franz Bierhaus Is Open
Biscayne Décor Knows Window Treatments
Coral Gables Art Cinema Celebrating Ten Years of Cinematic Excellence
Books and Books Live On Zoom
Frost Sessions Podcast
Fairchild Connect To Protect Network - Save Pine Rocklands
Solar Plus EV - Solar United Neighbors of Florida
Private Scuba Lessons
PodCast - Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan
Lowe Connects Virtual Programs - Lowe Art Museum At University of Miami
Language Classes at Dante Alighieri
Gables Cinema Available For Private Events
Seraphic Fire Season Passes
Historic Venue for Special Events - Coral Gables Woman's Club
Coral Gables Images
Tropical Audubon Society
Sierra Club of Florida - Defending Florida's Environment
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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